Henry VIII: January 1535, 26-31

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January 1535, 26-31

26 Jan.
Wake, App. 221.
104. Convocation of York.
Writ to Edw. abp. of York for the prorogation of the Convocation of York on the Wednesday, 3rd February, following, to a day to be appointed by the Abp. Westm., 26 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII.
26 Jan.
R. O.
105. Thomas Bishop of Ely to Cromwell.
I delayed the delivery of your letter to Dr. Feley until the 25th, because I found him somewhat conformable to preach against the usurped power of the bishop of Rome, "and also to preach with the marriage," both of which are very necessary in this corner of the diocese of Lincoln, where there are very few preachers. He will obey your command, so it be not contrary to Christ. He has asked me to write in his behalf to you. Soumersham, 26 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
26 Jan.
R. O.
106. Thomas Stydolff to Cromwell.
On Saturday last I was informed by Mr. Danaster that he had received a special commission for a special gaol delivery to be held in Southwark this Tuesday, where he desired me to be. It has unfortunately happened that I am ill of a "murre and rume" fallen into my breast. The waters are so high that no one can pass except by boats. I have appointed the attainted men to be with you this day, trusting their pardon will be signed, as they bring their money, else my credit will be smally regarded in the country. It was promised them on my fidelity in their first payment that they should pay no more until their pardon was signed, and that their payment should be at Leatherhead, as before, to avoid charges in coming to London. If I might have had their pardons I would have received their money, and have paid it to Mr. Body. I am informed that Mrs. Reed is now at London, and intends, with her counsel, to speak to you, to know how she shall be ordered in the causes between you and her concerning her jointure of the lands given her by her late husband, Will. Reed. She has no right to the lands that were Sir Bartholomew Reed's, but only certain copyhold lands in Weybridge and Pyrforde. She has received her last halfyear's rents in full in Surrey and the West country, and has made no reparations. The tenants have come to me about it, but I am mute, for she takes me for a great enemy, and has complained of me to honorable men, by herself or her eldest brother. I have told her I have not hanged upon any man's sleeve these six years except yours. Ham Court, Tuesday.
Hol. (not his own hand). Add.: Secretary. Endd.: xxvj. Januarii.
26 Jan.
R. O.
107. Christopher Wellyfed to Cromwell.
By your procurement of the King's letters I am admitted to the King's Hall in Cambridge, so that I have there my commons and chambers, and shall have the next room that is void, "having" (i.e., if I have) a privy seal, for the master and fellows say they cannot admit me without one. Cambridge, 26 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
26 Jan.
R. O.
108. Margaret Vernon, late Prioress of Little Marlow, to Cromwell.
I have been frequently at the Rolls to speak with you, but by reason of the great multitude of suitors and lack of friendship in your mastership's house, I am kept back and cannot come to your presence. Please to command one within your house to put you in remembrance for an answer to my suit. Hitherto I have trusted to the promises made by you to me and my friends. Let me know what I shall have, or help me to some reasonable living. "I have but senglye provyded for myself to maynteyne it with all, because your mastership commanded me" that I should take nothing away, but leave the house as wealthy as I could. I pray our Lord to put in your heart to make provision for me according to His holy will. Stepney, the day after St. Paul's.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
26 Jan.
R. O.
109. John Bounde, Priest, to Lady Lisle.
I trust my Lord and you are well. I have not received all your pannage. Bremelcumbe is not yet gone. As your Ladyship wrote to me and John Dane to recompense John Ruston that the mill ground not for half a year, please to show the bearer what it shall be. Harry Barre came not near me. Repairs are required at your place (described). There has not been such a winter this 20 years for wind, rain, thunder and lightning. The late Mr. Bassett's [obit] was kept on Tuesday before the Purification of our Lady. (fn. 1) The parson of Aderyngton has given you 20s. and an oak towards the repair of your weir. John Ley will give 5s. The bearer can show how it stands with me touching my sight. Womberlegh, 26 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
26 Jan.
R. O.
110. Geo. Tayllour to Lady Lisle.
Has not sent her kyrtle in consequence of his absence. Thanks for her kindness to his uncle, Geo. Gaynesford. London, 26 Jan.
Hussey has alway reminded him of the kirtle.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais.
26 Jan.
R. O.
111. Sir Will. Penizon to Cromwell.
This King has commissioned the Admiral and the Legate to pay me the remainder of his debt, which does not amount to 1,300 cr., but I am put off from day to day, and I beg you will speak two words in my favor to the Admiral's secretary, now in England, to desire his master to pay it on his return; otherwise I must come back penniless. They say here the King our master is raising 50 men-of-arms. I think I am more able for this enterprise than I was, and should be glad if you would make me bearer of the ensign. I have been 24 years a man-of-arms. Paris, 26 Jan. 1534.
Hol., Ital., p. 1. Add.
26 Jan.
Vit. B. xiv. 122. (fn. 2) B. M.
112. Hie. [Ghinucci] Auditor Camere to Cromwell.
" ............. [im] portunitate erga Mcam V ................ s utique scriberem si non ............. init obtemperarem. Erit autem .......... mo extremæ necessitati meæ quæ .............. [i]gnoscere, et necessitati ipsi juxta ordi ........ subvenire: quod ut faciat, iterum atque iterum rogo et [faci]ens eam certiorem, quod ob hoc me sibi adeo obnoxium faciet, licet [nesciam] quomodo magis obnoxius quam sum esse possim, ut obligationi huic nullo unquam [modo] me satisfacere posse putem. Rogansque E. Mtiam V. ut pro animi mei satis[faction]e aliquam mihi occasionem dare velit, qua ipsius animi promptitudinem.. serviendo ostendere valeam."
Writes the news to Vannes. Ex Urbe, 26 Jan. 1535.
Sealed and signed. Mutilated. Address pasted on.
26 Jan. 113. Bishopric of Salisbury.
See Grants in January, No. 26.
27 Jan.
Add. MS. 19, 865, f. 11 b.
B. M.
114. Henry VIII. to Sir John of Desmond.
Has heard from Edmund Sexten, the bearer, of his faithful services, and his willingness to act on the King's behalf against the rebel Thos. Garett. (fn. 2) Desires him to use all his power in repressing the said rebel. Desires credence for Sexten. London, 27 Jan. 1534.
Lat., modern copy, pp. 2.
27 June.
Add. MS. 19,865, f. 12.
B. M.
115. Henry VIII. to James Fitzjohn of Desmond.
A similar letter. London, 27 June (Jan.?) 1534.
Lat. Modern Copy.
27 Jan.
Royal MS. 18 B. vi. 29 b.
B. M.
116. James V.
Instructions to James Akinheide, ambassador from James V. to Francis I.
After saluting the King he shall say that James has heard from his ambassadors that Lady Magdalene is unfit for marriage, and, though the divine will must be borne, he is much grieved. Touching the eldest daughter of the duke of Vendôme,—on the return of the Scotch ambassadors, Nicolas Canivet, Albany's secretary, proposed a marriage with her in Francis' name, but, as he had no letters to show, James could give him no answer. Now, however, having seen the letters and instructions committed to Gerard Vyon and Canyvet, James thanks Francis for his offer, but as the contract with the French princess was made with the advice of the three Estates of the kingdom, he cannot relinquish her and turn to another without consultation with them. His ancestors have never been accustomed to contract marriage without the consent and authority of the Estates. Has therefore determined to summon a parliament, and will send word of its decision. Albany will inform Francis of James' wishes about a meeting and visit to France. Edinburgh, 27 Jan., "anno [ut supra]."
Lat., p. 1. Copy.
27 Jan.
R. O.
117. Bernardino Sandro to Starkey.
I have longed for nothing so much as your letters since your departure, and think that as you have written to others of our house you might have spared time to write to me also, especially as I have twice written to you without receiving an answer. Messer Michele (fn. 3) has greeted me on your behalf, and Messer Edmondo has entrusted your books to me. I wish your directions what to do, as I fear there will be much disturbance this summer. If you wish your books sent to England I will endeavor to get them conveyed safely. There is no want of anything in Italy but money. In Venice everything is dear, as usual. It is expected the French king will invade Italy; and also the Emperor. The Pope demands Urbino, and has sent about 400 horse to molest the duke of Camerino. Commend me to Mr. Edward and Mr. Clement. Padua, 27 Jan. 1534.
Hol., Ital., p. 1. Add.: Domino Thomæ Starkeio, &c., att London, in my lady of Sarysbury's place att Dowegate.
27 Jan.
R. O.
118. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
Received his letter by lady Garnish's servant, and delivered unto Smythe Ravon's letter and Saymer's bill. Mr. Secretary will end the matter before Candlemas. Hopes his liveries will not be prepared so hastily, as he is informed the King will not cross. As Henry Cornelis is going to Calais, there is no need to deliver the letter. Cheriton is with you. Gwydot is not here. If he come, will be in hand with him for your muscatel and malvesy. The Commission of Sewers is ready. Mr. Fowler will have to take the oaths of the other commissioners. Mr. Secretary will send 40 marks for Hacket's funeral; but I have seen him divers times, and he has not paid it. Can get no answer from him touching the toll of Mark and Oye. Mr. Rockewod promised me for my service 20 nobles, but I shall not stay here for their interests. Send me your answer respecting Hunt, and when your mule shall come. Mr. Speke will be with you in eight days. Thos. Myller says that Nicholas Persone is behind with his rent, but will pay it on a letter from you, which he desires may be sent by Edw. Russell. London, 27 Jan.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
27 Jan.
R. O.
119. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
I received your letter of Walter, servant to Lady Guarnes-he, and have delivered the 20s. I will show Mr. Tayler your Ladyship's pleasure. Your dog may be well spared, for I am told her Grace makes not much of them. I doubt that the broderer will be reasonable about the frontlets, but you have not written if you have received the same, or answered my bill of prices of grocery I hope to write in my next what end Mr. Secretary makes in my Lord's matter with Sir Edward Seymour. It rests entirely with him to show his friendship. I am sorry you have been so disquieted at the beginning of the year. My Lord will never get 500l., Calais money, by the three persons you write of. Some things now colored will at length be plainly set out. I hope to get you both an ancient gentlewoman and a good tailor. Mr. Bassett came hither on the 26th, and will remain till the morrow of Candlemas day, when he will enter his chamber at Lincoln's Inn. I have spoken with Mr. Holleys this day, but Mr. Lane is not yet come. I have no doubt he will be well pleased to have the young gentleman in his company, who, I assure you, is both gentle, sober and wise. Mr. Syllyard will see to him in Mr. Lane's absence; and Mr. Densell also. Please send Mr. Tywke and Mr. Densell the French wine, Mr. Bassett is out of apparel. He has no good gown but one of chamlet, which was illfashioned, and is now amending. His damask gown is worth nothing but to make a jacket; for his velvet coat was broken to guard his chamlet gown. Reports the state of his other articles of dress. The kersey is not for him, and I have sent it by Edw. Russell. He has brought with him a feather bed, bolster, blankets, counter-point and two pair sheets. He requires another bed furnished with a pillow. I intend to make him two pr. black hose, a new damask gown faced with foynes or genetts, and a study gown faced with "fox powttes" of cloth at 6s. a yd., &c. Would like 3l. or 4l., as what is wanted will take 20 marks at least. Bremelcome wants a coat, as he has only one. London, 26 Jan.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.
27 Jan.
R. O.
120. [Lord Lisle] to Leonard Smyth.
I have received your letters dated 24 Jan., stating that one Hunt is minded to make his complaint, and that I should write to the Dean of Arches to stay process in my favor. I never meddled with any of his matters, but he made a false oath before the marshal here, and had 20 days' respite before the commissary to reprove those who had sworn the contrary. He promised me and divers of the Council to give surety for 100l. to be paid to the King if he did not prove his oath true. This he never did, but "fletyd away" at Sandgate or Whitesand. My letter to the Dean of Arches was to the effect that we have a plain ordinance that no curse shall be pronounced against any soldier here for fault of appearance. Hunt had procured two false knaves to perjure themselves, for which they wore papers and were banished. He was pardoned, being the King's servant, but now that he has committed the same, the retinue have desired me to discharge him, abhorring his company as a great reproach and slander to them all. If he deny this, call John Shepherd, a soldier of this town, to whom he gave money to deliver to his adversaries for agreement. Notwithstanding, if Mr. Secretary will send a commission to some of the Council and constables and vintners here, and if they say he is other than a false knave, and ought to have a room again, he shall have it and 12d. a day out of my purse. When he complains, inform Mr. Secretary thereof. Calais, 27 Jan.
If you think it convenient, I will cause the commissary to come over with the process. I trust Mr. Secretary will give no credit to any surmise unto I may make answer. There have been many running tales surmised about me since I came hither. If God were here among us, every man would not say well by him. He (Hunt) says he was stopped five tides, but he cannot prove it was by my mind, except that John à Burges complained that Hunt would have robbed him in his own house, whereupon I sent them both to the mayor. Mr. Secretary wrote asking that he might he restored, but I answered that if it had not been for Mr. Compton he would have worn paper, and if I put him to his room again all the retinue would cry out on me. God send me a good end in my matter with Sir Edw. Semour. Commend me to your brother.
Pp. 2. Endd.. The copy of my letter sent to Leonard Smythe.
28 Jan.
Vienna Archives.
121. Chapuys to Charles V.
The day after the date of my last letters the brother of the duke of Norfolk left for Scotland. Four or five days after the King assembled, as a sort of chapter, certain of the knights of the Garter, where the king of Scots was elected to the Order in place of lord Mountjoy, lately deceased. The day before yesterday the collar and habit was sent to him by a king-of-arms named Noruyz (Norroy). A report was circulated sometime since at Cromwell's house and at Court, that the king of Scots would be present at the interview between Henry and Francis, although even those here (ceux-ci) begin to doubt that the king of France will mock them as he did last year, seeing that since the Admiral left "se (?) lambassadeur et quelcunque"; although the said ambassador, to relieve this king's anxiety about it, warned his master 12 days ago by his maitre d'hotel with all possible haste, but as little have they any news of him. (fn. 4)
The King (fn. 5) is sending to Lubeck this week to hasten the gunners in their commission, and to raise men in greater numbers than he at first intended, because the affairs of Ireland are daily getting worse. Many wonder that he proposes to use Germans in Ireland, who are not accustomed to the country, and who, not getting the provisions they want, may desert; but he has so little confidence in his own people that he is obliged to call in strangers. The doctors of Lubeck and Hamburg, seeing that the King would not promote a reformation of churchmen such as they wanted, and that his only object was to fill his coffers, demanded their congé, which was delayed till eight days ago. The doctor of Lubeck had long wished to visit me before his departure: he said so to a man of mine whom he entertained at some banquet, saying he had something to communicate to me that would give me pleasure, and that he wished to meet me secretly, for the King had already suspected him of having conversed with me. I had already intended to do so; but being informed that he was a crafty double-dealing fellow, I sent him word that I would not like to bring him into suspicion, and, if he had anything to communicate touching your Majesty's service, he might tell it to the Queen when he passed through Flanders. On this he removed sooner than I or even he himself expected. I do not know if the English pressed him to make haste. The Hamburg doctor is a far more learned and sober man. I ascertained his opinion from the first upon the question of the divorce, which has always been in favor of the Queen, and he sent to ask me for some books written on her side, that he might speak upon it with more assurance. I do not know how far he has fulfilled this duty.
The King has added to his titles that of Sovereign Head of the Church of England on Earth, and it is proposed to burn all the bulls and provisions hitherto granted by the Holy See. With this view, on Sunday last, an Augustinian friar. (fn. 6) who has been appointed by the King general of all the Mendicant orders in reward for having married the King and the Lady, preached a very solemn sermon maintaining that the bishops and all others who did not burn all their bulls obtained from the Holy See, and get new ones from the King, deserved very severe punishment, and that without that they could not discharge any episcopal duty; that the sacred chrism of the bishops would be inefficacious, as made by men without authority, seeing that they obeyed the bishop or idol of Rome, who was a limb of the Devil; and that tomorrow or after it would be a question whether to rebaptise those baptised during that time. This language is so abominable that it is clear it must have been prompted by the King or by Cromwell, who makes the said monk his right-hand man in all things unlawful. Cromwell does not cease to harass the bishops, even the good ones like Winchester and some others, whom he called lately before the Council to ask them if the King (fn. 7) could not make and unmake bishops at pleasure; who were obliged to say Yes, else they should have been deprived of their dignities; as the said Cromwell told a person, who reported it to me, and said the Council had been summoned only to entrap the bishops. I sent lately to the principal (fn. 8) mentioned in my last, viz., him who sent me the pensée: and although I was afraid he had cooled, seeing that the King had not then proceeded so far in regard to the Church, I found he was firm and constant. We may be the more assured of him because he is allied with the Chamberlain: the first having the greatest following in the kingdom, and the other being the best captain, and there is no doubt that with a little money 100,000 men could be mustered, when he thinks it should be proclaimed on the part of your Majesty that they come, not only for the cause of God and the Queen, but for the comfort of the poor oppressed people and the restoration of order and justice. Truly considered, the danger of this course would be in delay; for as time goes on the King will deprive of their benefices, one by one, all whom he pleases, and give them to those who will seduce the people to his will. Moreover, the King, by the Acts last passed in Parliament, has augmented his patrimony by 400,000 ducats a year, besides what he will gain by the renewal of bulls, whereby he can provide an "ordonnance" of 1,000 men-at-arms, as they have sometimes said, both to gain the heart of the nobles, and in case of any mutiny (tant pour gaigner le cueur de la noblesse que pour mutiner le peuple), and that then the thing would be too difficult and almost impossible. He also sent to warn me that perhaps the earl of Northumberland was sending to tell me some things, and that I should consider what was possible but not trust him too much, for he was very light and hasty (par trop legier et brefs). The said person is to go home and send me news. London, 28 Jan. 1535.
Fr., from a modern copy, pp. 4.
28 Jan.
R. O.
122. Edward Gruffyth to Cromwell.
I beg you to write to the lord President of the Marches in my behalf in the matters before him. I understand Sir Ric. Bulkeley, deputy chamberlain of North Wales, intends to make some wrongful surmise against me and Dr. Glyn and serjeant Puleston; if so, I trust you will let us come to our answer. Ludlow, 28 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
28 Jan.
R. O.
123. Geo. Tayllour to Lady Lisle.
Thanks for their kindness to his uncle, Mr. Geo. Gaynesforde, in whose favor the Queen has written to lord Lisle. Considering his long continual service there, for which he has never had anything but his wages, it would be a good deed to look upon him now in his old age. The Court, 28 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
28 Jan.
R. O.
124. John Meryng to Lord Lisle.
I am glad to hear of the good health of your Lordship and my Lady. You remember the forged deed which your Lordship showed my master, Mr. Secretary, was made by one Wynyett of the Isle of Wight, and shown in your presence at the quay of Southampton, which as I remember was of the rehearsal of my lord Erneley the judge, in the presence of you and Sir John Dawtrey of Hampton. Mr. Whyte of London, the learned man, pronounced it a forgery, and advised me to enter, which I did, and have been possessed ever since, but of late Nicholas Wyneat, who has often flattered me, has hoped to buy it of me, pretending to be my friend. I beg you to write two or three words that were spoken in your presence touching that forged deed, and direct it to your fee man, master Sadler, my master's servant, and that I may have answer by your Lordship's servant, Mr. Fisher, when he returns. London, 28 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais. Endd.
28 Jan.
Otho, C. ix. 89.
B. M.
125. Didier de Sente Jalhe, Master of the Hospital of Jerusalem, to [Henry VIII.]
Would come and salute him if his age would allow him. Has been elected master of the Order of Jerusalem while living here privately. The late master's death was not premature, for he was over 70, but it grieves them on account of his virtues and prudence. Is himself advanced in years, but will do what he can. Trusts in the King as the protector of the Order. Fronton, near Toulouse, 28 Jan. 1536. Signed.
Lat., p. 1.
29 Jan.
R. O.
126. Tunstall to Cromwell.
Desires credence for the bearer in a matter concerning the limits and bounds of the King's realm as well as of Norham castle. Sends a letter to himself from Sir Will. Eure. Norfolk knows the house of Norham and the water beside it which divides the realms. He can advise best what is to be done. Aukeland, 29 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add: Master Cromwell, the King's chief [secre]tary. Endd.
29 Jan.
R. O.
127. John [Capon] Bishop of Bangor to Cromwell.
The bearer, Sir Thos. Bulkeley, student of Cambridge, to whom I have given the benefice of Llan Gefny in Anglesea, is going up to your mastership to compound for firstfruits according to the statute, and I shall institute him on his return. It is taxed at 13 marks. Hyde by Winchester, 29 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary.
29 Jan.
R. O.
128. Edward Archbishop of York to Christopher Draper, Clerk.
At the request of Mr. Secretary and your master. I lately gave you a prebend (fn. 9) in York, trusting that you were in orders and bore the habit of a clerk; but as I understand you are not, I charge you to lay aside your lay habit and take orders, or at least first tonsure called Benett, at the beginning of Lent. I am also informed that you are insured to Mr. Crane's daughter of the Chapel. If so, you can no longer enjoy any promotion.
You are much bound to Mr. Secretary and to your master. for whose sake I have given you a new collation. You will do me a great pleasure by letting the farm to one of my servants. Cawod, 29 Jan. 1534. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
30 Jan.
R. O.
129. First Fruits and Tenths.
Commission to J. bp. of London, Thos. Crumwell, chief secretary, Sir John Aleyn, Sir Roger Cholmeley, serjeant-at-law, John Densyll, serjeantat-law, Rob. Wroth, Roger More, Will. Walwyn, auditor, Rob. Cheseman, John Rastell, Will. Assheby, auditor, John Assheton, auditor. and Edw. Roo, auditor, to inquire concerning the annexed articles and instructions in co. Midd. Return to be made in the octaves of Trinity next. Westm., 30 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII.
On vellum. Seal attached.
Wilkins, iii.
ii. Instructions for ascertaining the yearly value of monasteries, parsonages and other spiritual promotions.
On rellum, pp. 7. Another copy in Cleop. E. IV. 167. B. M.
Cleop. E. iv
170. (fn. 9)
B. M.
2. Similar Commission for the city of London. (For names of the commissioners see Grants in January, No. 35.) Westm., 30 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII.
Mutilated. Vellum.
Wilkins iii. 783. 3. Similar Commission to the bishop and mayor of Exeter and others, for their city and the county of Devonshire. Westm., 30 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII.
MS 446. f. 102.
B. M.
4. Similar Commission to Sir Thos. Audeley, chancellor, Robt. abbot of Waltham, Sir Robt. Norwich and others (names quite different from those in the enrolment), for Essex and Colchester. with their instructions.
Add. MS
30. 238.
B. M.
Similar Commission, with instructions annexed, for the county of [Dorset]. (See Grants.) Westm., 30 Jan. anno regni nostri vicesimo [sexto]. Sealed.
Names very illegible.
R. O. 5. Another copy of the Commissioners' instructions. See sect. 1. II.
Vellum, pp. 8.
R. O. 6. Draft of the same instructions on paper.
Pp. 11.
R. O. 7. Another copy of the instructions on paper.
Pp. 9.
30 Jan.
R. O.
130. Henry Lord Stafford to Cromwell.
I have a chapel called the Hospital of St. John, in my lordship of Forbridge, near Stafford, founded by my ancestors for daily service and maintenance of certain poor people. These usages have been retained till now. Mr. Ralph Egerton, of the close of Lichfield, who has the same chapel by the gift of my father, where many bodies have been buried, has allowed it to fall to decay. The roof has fallen down, and the houses of the poor are now inhabited by unthrifty persons of evil living. As the donation of it belongs to me by the King's gift, I beg you will help that some speedy reformation may be had therein. Give credence to my friend Walter Blunt. Stafford, 30 Jan. Signed.
Sealed. P. 1. Add. Mr. Secretary. Endd.
30 Jan.
R. O.
131. J. Chesolme to Cromwell.
Received on the 8th inst., by Rob. Smyth, the bearer, his letter dated London, 14 Dec. Thanks him for his diligence about the money owed to him by Simon Richeman in Yarmouth, and Rob. Bewmond in Southwall, for the relief of Will. Woudhous, prisoner in Scotland. Has incurred great suspicion in past times for his good-will to them and other Englishmen. Sends two barrels of salmon against Lent. Edinburgh, the penult day of Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.. To my lord maister Cromwell, chief secretare and consalour to the Kinges Hienes of Ingland. Endd.
30 Jan.
Nero, B. VII. 92.
B. M.
132. Harwell to Starkey.
Has received his letters of the 13th and 20th ult., and rejoices at his safe arrival. Perceives that Mr. Winte[r] has satisfied the banker for the 150 d[ucats], and purposes to be here in short season. Marvels that Everton has shown so little faith against Starkey. He borrowed here 25 ducats, which is returned by protest, and mounts to 285/8 ducats. Has paid this to the banker, and Starkey at his commodity can pay Cokerel.
Perceives by his writing that priests are put to great charges, sundry ways, whereby the fruits of the Crown shall be increased not meanly. Are in manifest expectation of war here by the Pope's motion against the duke of Urbino, who is not light to be beaten. The duke of Milan fortified his towns, fearing war out of France. The Emperor will have an incredible army of 100 galleys and 70 ships, with 25,000 men in the navy. It is reported that the Sophy has obtained a victory over the Turks. If true, it is good news. The Emperor will come to Italy this year. His generals are levying soldiers in Germany. Venice, 3 cal. Feb. 1534.
Lat., Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Thos. Starkey, in London.
31 Jan.
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133. Roland Lee, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to Cromwell.
All these parts are in good order. The high stomach of some is meetly assuaged. They were three days here making intercession before I would speak with them. Accept this bearer, master Russell, lovingly. Whatever is past, all is well with him now. Ludlow, 31 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.. Mr. Secretary. Endd.
31 Jan.
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134. The Earl of Oxford to Cromwell.
I received your letters of the 23rd Dec., enclosing a bill of complaint presented to you by John Grene of Riddeswell, against Sir Will. Hybbis, vicar of Maplested, who he alleges has made friends in the country, and caused every man to denounce him as a "promotor" because he has put the said vicar in the King's exchequer for hiring of farms. Grene also complains that the vicar has divers ways caused him to be imprisoned, and got John and Edw. Holton to kill his cattle, threatening to serve him the same way and drive his wife and children out of the country. Has heard both Grene and the vicar on the subject. The former can bring no witnesses to prove his assertions, which the vicar denies. As he was very quarrelsome, and threatened to put the parson of Henny in the King's exchequer, and thereupon took a bribe of him, I sent him to Colchester Castle, but afterwards released him on his own bond, as I could find no sureties. Colne Priory, 31 Jan. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
31 Jan.
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135. Sir Francis Bigod to Cromwell.
Desires his help for paying his debts. Lord Latimer is content to release him of so much land as would discharge them; yet for all that "my heart doth even bleed in my belly" to part with any, for my wife and children's sake, and rather than incur the obloquy of it, would desire to be out of the world. Begs he will procure for him the King's compassion, and obtain a loan of 2,200l., for which he will engage a lordship of 140l. a year, with other conditions. Offers Cromwell, as security for himself, land of 20l. a year for 40 years if he will do him this service. Thus may you, at the Lord's blessed hand, get your immortal reward. Appeals to his father's services, who with his brother shed his blood and lost their lives in the war against Scotland. It will be imagined that you have laid down much money for me, and are content for the favor you bear me to take it again in so many years. Serjeant Chamley knows my first offer to you of 40l. a year for 15 years, and can show you how my land stands. I am at Cambridge, and do not dare to come to London for fear of Mr. Gresham and Mr. Lodge. "Ex ædibus meis. Januarii ultimo." Signed: Franciscus Bigodus, tibi deditissimus.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
31 Jan.
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136. William Lelegrave to Cromwell.
At Hallowtide I sent my servant to you to know the King's mind what should be done here next summer, and that I might have money for the works. Since then Mr. Vice-treasurer went to report to you the small store of money here, and the decays that needed to be repaired. I have meanwhile set on workmen where I thought most need, hoping to have had money before this, especially for the sea-banks and jutties. Now is the best season for setting works forward. Calais, 31 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
31 Jan.
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137. William Lelegrave to Cromwell.
Of late, one of your servants, called John Breganden, declared to the lord Deputy and some of the Council that you wished him to have the grant of my office of surveyor of Calais. I told him I would be glad to perform your commandment, but remitted the matter to the King's pleasure and yours. "But, good master, I require youe to tender my inpotent and fyrmyte," and the service I have done in my young age. Please also to consider the long tarrying of my servant. Calais, 31 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
31 Jan.
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138. Thomas, Abbot of Haghmond, to Cromwell.
For your request in favor of Adam Onley to have the portership of my house, it has been promised already to Rob. Heighfyld. Since then I have received a letter from you to make him the grant, notwithstanding the promise. I should be glad to please you, but this cannot be done saving my honesty and credit. Haghmond, 31 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
31 Jan.
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139. Laurence Stauber to Henry VIII.
Wrote lately about innovations in Germany. Has again collected some news, which he transmits. Neuuenmarckt, at the court of Frederic, Count Palatine, ult. Jan. 1535.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
31 Jan.
Add. MS. 28,587, f. 207.
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140. Hannaert to Charles V.
The admiral of France told him that the king of England had complained of the Emperor's having an ambassador in Ireland. Excused this, saying that the Emperor had greater cause to complain of the King's having assisted the people of Lubeck and other rebels in Germany. He said also that the Princess was very sickly, and that the King her father and all the Court spoke in her praise. Asked him whether a marriage had been arranged for her with one of the French princes, to which he made no answer, excepting to say that the said king (Francis?) had told him at his return of the proposal made by the Emperor for Mons. d'Angoulême * * * Asked the English ambassador if the interview would be held, and if a great number of English would make a descent on Flanders, and how much money the French king had sent to the King his master. He answered that he did not yet know whether the interview would be held, although the Admiral had been in England. He denied knowing anything about the descent of the English into Flanders, and said he had only sent his master two years of the usual pension.
Has been told, but not by very good authority, that the king of England urged the admiral of France for a declaration of war against the Emperor, and the cessation of annates to the Pope, and that the Admiral answered that he did not know about the war, but as to the annates the King would let the Pope have what belonged to him. Paris, 31 Jan. 1535.
Sp., pp. 27. Modern copy.
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141. Cinque Ports.
1. Indictment of Henry Smyth of London, mariner, for piracy committed near Lyd, within the jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports. 3 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. The jury do not find the first bill.
R. O. 2. Second bill, which the jury do not find either.
R. O. 3. A third bill endorsed with the verdict acquitting the accused, and sealed by Rob. Mayowe, foreman of the jury.
R. O. 4. Panel of the jury.
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142. G. Lord Bergevenny to Cromwell.
I wish I had anything good to send you. "I send such as I have in these parts, though they be not good," but I beg you to accept my good heart and remember my bill. "And gladde I wolle be to syee (?) your sonn, and to have hym aqueyntyd yn thys lyttyll pover corner, and as yoverys I pray God send you meny good yeres," &c.
Hol., p. 1. Add: To Mr. Secretary. Endd.: Januar.
Add. MS. 28,587, f. 221.
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143. Charles V. and Francis I.
"Consideraciones platicadas en Consejo de Estado y consultadas en Madrid para despachar al Mayordomo Mayor para Ytalia y Alemania, el mes de Enero 1535, y la substancia en Castellano de la instruccion que el llevo en France."
Concerning the affairs of France and the Empire. (f. 224 b.) Complaint is made of the French and English practises in Gueldres, Denmark, Lubeck and other States, and of the conduct of the French king in sending to England, when Nassau was in France, to desire the Admiral to request the completion of the marriage of the Dauphin with the English princess, which had been treated of long before, although the said King had asked for the Infanta of Spain for his son.
There is fear of the French king joining the king of England in his separation from the Church, judging from his practises with the heretics in Germany, which will endange. Flanders, access to which will be stopped. Being master of the sea, he will be able to attack Spain and the Isles with the help of the infidels, and may even occupy England, to attain his desires. Another letter is sent to the ambassador in France. If the King is not altogether unreasonable, he will desist from, or at all events hold in suspense. his desire to embroil Christendom. As a last resort, it will be best to accept his offers, if they are made in good faith.
Sp., modern copy from the Archives of Simanca., pp. 32.
Teulet, p. 95. 144. The Archbishop of St. Andrew's.
Instructions of James V. to John Lauder and others. to be declared to Panl III.
Has for a long time complained in his letters to Rome of the arehbp. of St. Andrew's, who. during the King minority. enriched himself and his friends by means of the King's authority, to his great damage. He married his niece, the daughter of his second brother, to James earl of Arran. whose issue, the present earl of Arran, is next heir to the throne, after the duke of Albany, who is not married. He is of such low family that no one of his position has ever had any interest in the Crown.
When the King was old enough to govern, the Arehbp.. being impatient at losing his authority, formed a party and besieged the King at Edinburgh till he was compelled to place himself and his government in the hands of him and his colleagues of whom the earl of Angus, his brother and uncle, were the chief; who are and have long been rebels allied with England. and are the chief cause of the damage which the kingdom has sustained from England. It is notorious that this was done entirely by the advice of England. James bore with him. partly from his respect for the Church, and partly because he thought he would desist from his ill-will.
Shortly afterwards by his means the battle of Linlithgow was fought, at which he was present in person, and in which the earl of Lenox and many others were slain, and the King himself was in great danger. After James arrived at full age he continued to foment troubles in the kingdom in various ways, as will be shown in the process about to be made. The wars with England have been produced by his intelligence, as will be seen by the evidence collected by the two prelates, the executors of the Pope's brief, in the King's favor. Thinks that he can do nothing less than ask for the execution of the brief, considering the danger to which his person and throne are exposed in this time of war. Is sure that the Archbp. is seeking his destruction, for he has said that he does not expect to die until he has put the crown of Scotland on the head of his niece's son.
The Archbp. does not seem to be well guarded by the prelates named by the King in accordance with the brief. Since his arrest he has sent out of the kingdom many letters of credences to the King's prejudice, as is proved by the confession of a servant who destroyed a quantity of his letters when he was going to be taken. They must have contained matters to the injury of the kingdom, for he has never been prevented from sending to Rome or elsewhere to defend or prosecute his just actions. All his officers have access to him, and the King is surely informed that, on pretext of exercising his jurisdiction and attending to his lawful affairs, he is making secret practises to the great injury of the King and the kingdom. Desires the Pope to take some order about this.
Another of his servants was taken with more letters, one being directed to Silvester Darius, and containing false statements to procure the revocation of the brief and his liberation, and making him great presents; and suggesting also that the process should be completed in Rome and not here. Caused the executors of the brief to arrest the Archbp. so suddenly in consequence of information that he had arranged with the captain of Berwick to receive him. He could go thither from his castle at St. Andrew's secretly in six hours. Lauder is to desire the Pope that the process may be conducted here by commission to certain prelates, Gawain archbp. of Glasgow, Geo. bp. of Dunkeld, Wm. bp. of Aberdeen, or others; so that he may not have occasion, in default of justice, to use other means which may prejudice the liberty of the Church.
He is to present the King's letters and show his credence to the cardinal of Ravenna and the duke of Albany, asking them to procure speedy justice and the appointment of some good prelate as the Archbp.'s coadjutor. Reminds him of the erection of the College of Justice, the dispensation and other affairs.
Fr. The original is in the hand of and signed by James V.
Nero, B.VI. 98.
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145. News from the East.
Letters of the 13th Nov. from Constantinople speak of a caravan of the Sophi's taken. The Sophi had three armies (one of 100,000 men), commanded by himself and two of his brothers. They had taken and levelled (spianato) much of the land of the green turbans (di quelli delle berette verdi). The Sophi had sent a defiance to Ibrayn Bassa and the Turk by two ambassadors, of whom the one was beheaded for speaking proudly of his commission, and the other sent back with his ears cut off. News came on the 30th Oct. that Ibrayn being warned, when two days' journey beyond Tauris, of the approach of the Sophi, sent notice to the Turk, who joined him in the beginning of Oct. One of the Sophi's captains with 3,000 musketeers and a good number of horse had gone over to the Turk, and advised him to go into winter quarters, offering him rice for the victuals of his army. The army of the Sophy was seven days' journey from that of the Turk and of Ibraim, and a battle was expected, for the success of which prayers were offered up in Constantinople. Whether there is a battle or not the Turk will winter there. It is understood by letters from Rome of the 9th to the 23rd Jan. that Mons. di Bauri had arrived at Genoa from the Emperor to provide for the fleet, and had already spent 100,000 cr.
Luigi Davila had also brought from Spain by the Emperor's orders to Ant. da Leva, 100,000 cr., to be paid in Milan for infantry and cavalry. The Emperor intends to man his fleet with a great number of soldiers and to attack Barbarossa.
The fleet is being got ready with great diligence both here and in Spain. The people of Sienna and Lucca have already ratified the treaty with the Emperor. The Imperialists say that duke Alexander of Florence will be made [general ?]. The duke of Ferrara is likely to follow the Pope's footsteps and remain neutral. The affairs of Perugia are brought to the wishedfor end by means of the Pope, who is proceeding by way of justice in the affairs of Camerino.
Ital., pp. 3. Endd.. Extratto d'avisi da Constantinopoli, et da Roma.
R. O. 146. John Cathern to Cromwell.
On New Year's even last, after evensong, Wm. Joly, miller, of Sherforth, Norfolk, said in presence of Cathern, Wm. and John Monement, Thos. Clerk, Wm. Bornam, John Shynkefeld, John Tile and Peter Leke, that at Fakenham market he was talking with five or six honest men, who marvelled much what the King meant by polling and pilling the realm, both spiritual and temporal, more than he had in times past, and they thought he intended to make a great hand by money, and then to avoid the realm and let the people shift as they could. He reported also that he would make Cathern avoid the country, and he dares not come to his house, to his wife and child. Begs him to summon Joily (sic) to answer to the premises.
P. 1. Add.: Chief Secretary. Endd.
Titus, B.I. 499.
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147. Cromwell's Remembrances.
The matters of Calais, the great contentions and disorder among them and the poverty of the ministers. Osyander's letters to the bp. of Canterbury, and the news contained in them. The bull set out of the abuses of Rome, and by whom it is set out. A final order to be taken concerning the staple of Calais. The end for Sir John Wallope. The answers of the French and Imperial ambassadors. The signature of Sir John Russell's bills. The proclamation to be put forth, which the lord Chancellor drew, for seditious words, and to know whether copy were sent again or no. Rauff Sadeler and Peter Mewtes. Mr. Hennedge and Thos. Seymer. Letters to all the justices of the peace for putting the proclamation in execution.
The deceit of the King in his subsidy. To send for the abbot of Robertsbridge, To send to my lady of Malling.
P. 1. In Tuke's hand. Endd.
R. O. 148. Thomas Corton, Abbot of Cerne. (fn. 10)
Articles against the abbot of Cerne.
1. For keeping concubines in the cellars, especially one named Joan Postell or Bakars. 2. For letting the church and lands go to ruin. 3. For wasting the goods of the monastery on his concubines and natural children, and giving the former great gifts to their marriage. 4. He finds sumptuously a son of his by Joan Gardeners, by whom he had also a daughter now dead. 5. He finds another son called Harry whom he begat on Alice Roberttes, "to the great slander of our religion," in the town of Cerne, at Thomas Parkar's house. 6. He had a man child by one Edith, servant to Nich. Foway. 7. He openly solicits honest women in the town and elsewhere to have his will of them. 8. His concubines sit at table with him. 9. His brother and others of his kindred bear rule in the monastery, to the disquiet of the monks.
R. O. 2. Articles objected against Thomas Corton, abbot of Cerne, by Will. Christchurch, monk of the same.
To the same effect generally as the preceding, but in other words and with a little more detail. The abbot does not keep obits and doles, and allows some of his monks to be proprietors. He allows two of them who daily haunt queans to celebrate mass without confession; also to play at dice and cards all night and celebrate in the morning. He has abolished some masses. He allows women to stay with the brethren from noon to evensong, and has several times imprisoned dan Will. Christchurch for writing and speaking against him. He also expelled him from the monastery, and gave the prior of Monmouth 20 nobles to receive him, where he was also very ill handled.
Pp. 2. Endd.

149. Grants in January 1535.
1. John Hynde. To be one of the King's serjeants-at-law. Greenwich, 1 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 22.
2. John Gremond, of Rye, Sussex, fisherman, a native of France. Pardon for the murder or homicide of Gilb. Bekett, of Rye. Greenwich, 26 Dec. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 22.
3. John Leche, of London, "pulter." Pardon; for having, 9 March 25 Hen. VIII., feloniously taken away two horses of Ralph Merston, at Southwerk, Surrey. Del. Westm., 6 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
4. Peter Valensis, clk., a native of France ("in Vulgassino Francie oriund."). Denization, with licence to hold benefices in England. Del. Westm., 11 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
5. Archbp. of Canterbury. Licence to appoint one of his servants to kill deer and fowl, for the archbishop's use, with a crossbow. Greenwich, 7 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Jan.—P.S.
6. Nicholas Sympson, one of the grooms of the Privy Chamber. Licence for life, to shoot with crossbows at all marks, fowls, deer and game, "the game of heron only except." Windesore, 12 Aug. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Jan.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 31.
7. Barth. Butler alias Hammes. To be pursuivant-at-arms, with the name of Rougecrosse; with 10l. a year. Greenwich, 7 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 21.
8. William Herbart, esquire of the Royal Body. To be approver and overseer of the county or lordship of Glamorgan and Morganc, S. Wales, and clerk chancellor of Kaerdiff there; with fees as enjoyed by Nicholas Williams, deceased. Del. Westm., 12 Jan. 26 Hen.VIII.—S.B. Pat.p. l,m. 28.
9. William Herbart, esquire of the Royal Body, and John Bassett. To have the office of attorney-general in the county or lordship of Glamorgan and Morganc, S. Wales; with fees as enjoyed by Nic. Williams, now deceased. Del. Westm., 12 Jan. 26 Hen. VIIL—hS.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
10. Rog. Ratclyff, gentleman usher of the Privy Chamber. Reversion of the office of steward of the manors of Uppingham, Preston, Baroughdon and Gretham, Rutland, and Esenden, Line, and of all the possessions in co. Rutl. of Geo. late duke of Clarence, the office being now held by Sir Everard Dygbye by patent, 18 May 9 Hen.VIII. Greenwich,3 Jan.26 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Jan.—P.S.
11. Hugh Foster, of London. Licence to keep a bowling-alley and place for other games, for the use of all honest persons, "almaner apprentices, vagaboundes, and other barothous and mysruled personnes oonly except." Westm., 17 Nov. 26 Hen. VIH. Del. Westm., 14 Jan.—P.S.
12. Town of Lyme Regis (Dorset). Annuity of 20l. for 10 years out of the customs of the port of Poole. This grant is made in consideration of the ruinous condition of the port of Lyme Regis. Westm., 13 Jan. 26 Hen. VIIL Del. Westm., 15 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 22.
13. Thoe. Hennage, gentleman of the Privy Chamber. Lease of the pasture called " le Nobbes," the meadows called Northyngs, Sidhyngs and Marshall Nobbes, parcel of the lordship of Sherifhoton, Yorks, now in tenure of Miles Forest, by patent granting the said Miles a 21 years' lease thereof; for the term of 21 years from Mich. A.D. 1539, or from the time when the premises shall come into the King's hands; at the annual rent of 23l. Del. Westm., 16 Jan. 26 Hen. VIIL—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
14. The monastery of Abbottesbury, Salisbury dioc. Restitution of temporalities on the election of Roger Roddon, confirmed by Thomas Benet, LL.D., vicar-general in spiritual matters of the said diocese. Westm., 12 Jan. 26 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 9.
ii. Certificate by Thomas Benet, vicargeneral, that he has confirmed the election of Roger Roddon vice John Portesham, last abbot, deceased. 30 Dec. 1534.—Attached to P.S.
15. Cornwall: Commission to Sir Wm. Godolghan, John Arundell, Roger Arundell, Thos. Seyntabyn and John Goldolhan, to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of Peter Bevell. Westm., 18 Jan.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII.p. 1, m. 32d.
16. Hen. Norres, esquire of the Royal Body. Grant, in fee simple, of the manors of Doglyngton and Fryngeford, Oxon, the advowson of Doglyngton church, and 4 messuages in Cokethrope, Oxon, parcel of the said manor of Doglyngton, and Barley parke, Oxon, adjoining to the same manor; and all other lands granted, by patent 16 Jan. 16 Hen. VIIL, to Sir Thos. More, which came into the King's hands by Act of Parliament. Westm., 9 Jan. 26 Hen. VIIL Del. Westm., 19 Jan —P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
17. Council of the Marches of Wales. Warrant to Sir Brian Tuke for the payment of the diets and wages of the commissioners in the marches of Wales acting with Rowland bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, presisident of the Council in the marches, viz.: diets of the Council at the rate of 10l. per week, and the yearly wages of some of them, viz., Sir John Porte, justice, 40 marks; Sir Edw. Crofte, 10l.; John Russell, secretary, 13l. 6s. 8d.; Roger Wygston, 5l.; John Vernon, 5l.; Thos. Holte, attorney, 13l. 6s. 8d.; Ric. Hassell, solicitor, 5l.; and for their foreign expences yearly at the rate of 100 marks; and 6d. a day to Wm. Carter, armourer, living at Ludlowe, for the keeping of the armour and artillery there. These payments to be continued quarterly from the feast of the Annunciation of our Lady last. Del. Westm., 21 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
18. Charles Wrythesley alias Rougecrosse, one of the King's pursuivants. To be herald with the title of Wyndesore. Greenwich, 28 Dec. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
19. John Stoner. Next presentation to the prebend of St. Peter in the collegiate church of Warwyke, Worc., dioc., now held by John Watewode. Greenwich, 14 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 21 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
20. Sir Thomas Englefield, justice of the Common Pleas. Annuity of 50l. until the said Thomas shall obtain, by patent, offices of the same yearly value for life. Del. Westm., 21 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 30.
21. Sir John Russell, knight of the Royal Body. To be keeper of the King's woods called Tetnowe and Cherlswood, and of "le copies," called" Senechier Copies," "Broktrey Copyes" and "Holme Ryding Copies," in the bailiwick of Clyff, in Rokingham forest, Northt., with custody of the deer in the above woods, lately held by William lord Mountjoye, deceased, and keeper of the walks of Suley Fermes and Shortwood in Rokingham forest, Northt., lately held by Edmund Levesey, deceased. Greenwich, 12 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
Vacated on personal surrender by John earl of Bedford, 14 Sept. 5 Edw. VI.
22. Laur. Brigges alias Briges alias Bruges, of Sevenocke, Kent, laborer, alias of Southwerke, Surr. Pardon for stealing two geldings from John Smyth, and a mare from Ric. Kyppys, at Holbourn, Midd. Del. Westm., 22 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
23. Thomas Willee, Christopher Willee and Thomas Batman. Next presentation to the deanery of Myddelham, York dioc. Westm., 21 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
24. Robert Peers, clk., rector of Magdalen Lawfer (Laver), Essex, London dioc. Licence of non-residence Westm., 20 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
25. John Willoughby, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Haccombe, Exeter dioc., void by the death of Geo. Hull, and in the King's hand by the minority of Thomas, son and heir of John Carewe, deceased. Westm., 16 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 27.
26. For the Cathedral of Salisbury. Conge d'elire to the dean and chapter, on the deprivation of the last bishop. Westm., 24 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Jan.—P.S.
27. John Benolt, clk. To be rector of Guynes, Canterbury dioc., vice Miles Willen, attainted. Westm., 20 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
28. John Burghe alias Brugh, clk. To be rector of Willingham, Linc. dioc., vice Miles [Willen?], (fn. 11) attainted. Westm., 20 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
29. Sir Anth. Rogers, knight of St. John of Jerusalem. Licence to pass out of the realm, with 4 servants, 4 horses, and baggage, &c. Del. Westm., 26 Jan. 26 H.VIII.—S.B.
30. John Uvedale, secretary to queen Anne. Presentation to the hospital of Newton Garth, Yorksh., in the King's hands by the attainder of Miles Wyllen. Westm., 21 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Jan.—P.S.
31. Edward Fyssher, of Newyngton Grene, in the parish of Isellyng or Isellyngton, Midd., laborer. Pardon for the murder of John Sharpe by his interference in a quarrel between him and John Marten, of Shorediche, Midd., smith. Del. Westm., 27 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.
32. Commission to John Pakyngton, justiciar of North Wales, and Sir Ric. Bulkeley, vice-chamberlain there, to make compositions touching forfeitures to the King, with Humph ap Hoell ap Jenkyn, Res ap Gruff. ap Res, Gutto ap Jevan ap Hugh, David ap Hoell ap Dio ap Eign', Jevan ap Tudor Bagh, David ap Res ap Hoell Gethyn, Wm. ap John ap Res, and Thos. Cledro, on account of recognizances in cos. Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesea. Del. Westm., 27 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
33. Commission of Sewers.
Hants: S. bp. of Winchester, T. bishop of Bangor, John lord Audeley, William lord Sandys, Thomas abbot of Notle, Thomas prior of St. Swithin's, Winchester, Sir William Paulet, Sir Richard Sandys, Sir William Berkeley, Sir John Kayleway, Sir Lionel Norreys, Walter Piers, clk., Richard Paulett, Richard Norton, William Hawles, Walter Chaundler. Westm., 28 Jan.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
34. John Hudde, of Charecombe, Dorset. Pardon for having, along with Wm. Undercombe of Clamforde, Dors., assaulted and robbed Thos. Clark on the highway between Great Wycombe and Great Marlow, Bucks; of which robbery he was convicted at Aylesbury before Sir Rob. Norwich and Sir Ric. Lyster. Greenwich, 26 Dec. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Jan.—P.S.
35. Tenths of Spiritualties.
Commissions for the following counties and districts, to make inquiry in pursuance of articles and instructions annexed to the commission. [These articles are not enrolled on the patent roll, but the marginal note affixed to the entry is, "Pro decimis Spiritualium."]
Calais and Marches: Arthur viscount Lisle, deputy of Calais, the mayor, lord Edmund Howarde, comptroller of Calais, Sir John Wallop, lieutenant of the Castle of Calais, Sir Edward Ryngeley, marshal, Sir Thomas Palmer, porter, Sir Robert Wyngfield, Richard Whethill, Robert Fowler, vice-treasurer, and Thomas Broke, auditor. Westm., 30 Jan.
36. Essex and Colchester: Sir Thomas Audeley, Sir Brian Tuke, Sir Giles Capell, Sir William Pyrton, Sir Thomas Darcy, Sir John Seyntleger, Sir John Raynesforde, John Tyrrell, Humphrey Browne, serjeantat-law, Richard Ryche, John Smyth, Edward Tyrrell, Anthony Darcy, Edward Grene, John Broune, John Gatys, Richard Higham, Thomas Teye, Nicholas Everard, clk., Guy Crayford, John Wentworth, John Christemas, John Hasylwode, sen., Robert Foster, John Barnabe, John Smyth, jun., (fn. 12) John Raymonde, (fn. 12) John Wyseman, (fn. 12) Thomas Combys. (fn. 12) Westm., 30 Jan.
37. Gloucestershire and the town of Gloucester: The mayor of Gloucester, Sir William Kyngeston, Sir John Walsshe, Sir John Brygges, Sir Richard Lygyn, Walter Denys, Nicholas Poynes, Anthony Kyngeston, Nicholas Wykes, John Gyser, Edmund Tame, John Arnold, David Broke, Robert Wye, James Clyfforde, Thomas Lane, Thomas Twysell, (fn. 12) William Walke. (fn. 12) Westm., 30 Jan.
Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6d.
38. Hunts: Sir Laurence Taylarde, Sir Richard Sapcotts, John Goostwyke, John Gooderyk, Thomas Hall, Anthony Malorye, Oliver Leder, Thomas Megge, Robert Price, Thomas Wavton, Thomas Dunholt, Thomas Castell, Alexander Balaham, Robert Druell, Robert Rowley, Thomas Toney, John Waterhowse, (fn. 12) John Dodyngton. (fn. 12) Westm., 30 Jan.
39. Herefordshire and the city of Hereford: The bp. of Hereford, the mayor of Hereford, Sir Edw. Croft, Sir James Baskervyle, Sir Wm. Thomas, (fn. 13) Sir Thomas Baskervyle, Michael Lyster, John Scudamore, John Guyllams, Richard Palmer, Thomas Bodenham, Nicholas Fytton, Thomas Havard, John Beryton, Nicholas Chippenham, Richard Warmecombe, Richard Rattyshey, (fn. 12) Richard Hawkyns. (fn. 12) Westm., 30 Jan.
40. Kent (with Canterbury and Rochester): The archbp. of Canterbury, the mayor of Canterbury, Thomas Crumwell, chief secretary, the mayor of Rochester, Christopher Hales, attorney-general, Sir Thomas Nevill, Sir Thomas Cheyney, Sir Edward Nevell, Sir Wm. Crowmer, Sir Edw. Wotton, Sir William Hawte, John Hales, Sir Wm. Fynche, Sir William Kempe, Thomas Hatcliff, John Gooderyk, Henry Stokeheth, Anthony Seyntleger of Ulcombe, William Waller, John Cripis, Thomas Roydon, Walter Hendley, John Culpeper, Thomas Roberts, John Nott, (fn. 12) Humphrey Gay, (fn. 12) William Sydley, (fn. 12) Robert Crannwell. (fn. 12) Westm., 30 Jan.
41. Middlesex. John bp. of London, Thomas Crumwell, "primarius," Sir John Aleyn, Sir Roger Cholmeley, serjeant-at-law, John Densell, serjeant-at-law, Robert Wrothe, Roger More, William Walwyn, (fn. 12) Robert Cheseman, John Rastell, William Asshby, (fn. 12) [John Assheton], (fn. 14) Edward Roo. (fn. 12) Westm., 30 Jan.
42. London: J. bp. of London, [Sir] (fn. 15) John Champneys, the mayor, Thomas Crumwell, the King's great secretary, Sir John Aleyn, Thomas Bedell, clk., John Baker, Henry Whight, John Onley, Thomas Russheton, William Bowyer, Paul Wythypoll, Richard Gresham, John Bugon (fn. 12) (Burgon?), Thomas Myldemay, (fn. 12) Thomas Burgon (fn. 12) (Burgoyn in orig.), Thomas Roberts, (fn. 12) John Notte. (fn. 12) Westm., 30 Jan.
43. Norfolk and the city of Norwich: R. bishop of Norwich, the mayor of Norwich, Sir James Boleyn, Sir Roger Townesend, Sir John Heydon, Sir Thomas Strangways, Sir Francis Lovell, Christopher Jenney, serjeant-at-law, Robert Holdiche, Edmund Wyndeham, Richard Southwell, Edmund Lumnour, William Conyngesby, Francis Moundeford, Robert Twnesend(sic), Nicholas Hare, Thomas Goddyshalve, sen., Reginald Lycelprowe, Robert Hogan, Brian Taylor, (fn. 12) John Mynne, (fn. 12) John Pykerell. (fn. 12) Westm., 30 Jan.
Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7d.
44. Lincolnshire and city of Lincoln: J. bp. of Lincoln, the mayor of Lincoln, George Hennege, clk., dean of Lincoln Cathedral, Sir Robt. Husey, Sir Wm. Askue, Sir Robt. Tyrwhit, Sir Wm. Skipwith, Sir Wm. Tyrwhit, Sir And. Byllesby, Sir John Copledyk, Sir Edw. Madyson, Sir Thos. Missenden, Thos. Hennege, John Mounson, John Hennege, Thos. Gildon, Anth. Eirby, Richard Ogle, jun., Thos. Moygne, John Lyttelbury, Anth. Missenden, Vincent Grantham, Geo. Seyntpoull, John Hill, (fn. 16) Hen. Coumbes, (fn. 16) William Caundyshe, (fn. 16) Humphrey Walcot, (fn. 16) Hugh Grantham, (fn. 16) Boniface Marten, (fn. 16) Thos. Brown. Westm. 30 Jan.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, ms. 7d and 8d.
45. Leicestershire: Sir John Vyllers, Sir John Nevell, Sir Thos. Pulteney, Sir Wm. Turvile, Rog. Ratcliff, John Harryngton, Rog. Wygeston, Wm. Assheby, Chris. Vyllers, Thos. Trye, John Beamount, Thos. Waldram, Peter Ithell, (fn. 16) Robert Wyngefeld. (fn. 16) Westm., 30 Jan.
46. Northamptonshire: Sir Wm. Parre,Sir John Russell, sen., Sir Wm. Newenham, Sir Thos. Tresham, Edward Mountague, serjeantat-law, John Lane, Thos. Lovell, Thos. Cave, Robert Chauntrell, Thos. Brudenell, John Tournour, (fn. 16) Ric. Button, (fn. 16) George Quarles. (fn. 16) Westm., 30 Jan.
47. Notts.: Sir Anth. Babyngton, Sir John Markham, Sir John Byron, Wm. Clerkeson, John Babyngton, John Bassett, John Constable, And. Barton, Robt. Nevell, Anth. Nevell, John Hercy, Ric. Bevercotes, John Nanseglose. Westm., 30 Jan.
48. Derbyshire: Sir Godfrey Foljambe, Sir Rog. Mynours, Sir Hen. Sacheverell, Sir Anth. Babyngton, Sir Thos. Cokayn, Sir Wm. Bassett, Wm. Coffyn, Math. Knyfton, German Pole, Francis Cokayn, John Leeke, Edw. Aire, Roland Babyngton, Ralph Sacheverell, Ralph Leche, Rich. Curson. Westm., 30 Jan.
49. Herts.: Sir Hen. Parker, Sir Phil. Butler, Robt. Wroth, John Bolles, Edw. Broket, John Conyngesby, John Gille, Henry Audeley, John Peryent, sen., (fn. 16) John Newport, Humphrey Fitzherbert, (fn. 16) Wm. Barnes, (fn. 16) Wm. Caundishe, (fn. 16) Hugh Fuller. Westm., 30 Jan.
Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 8d.
50. Cornwall: Sir Piers Eggecombe, Sir John Chamond, Sir Hugh Trevanyon, John Carmynowe, Robert Vivian, Richard Penrose, John Tregean, William Lowre, Thomas Seyntabyn, Humph. Trevylian, Peter Corynton, Nich. Carmynowe, Thos. Trefrye, Walt. Burlas, (fn. 16) Thos. Cokke, (fn. 16) John Thomas, (fn. 16) Step. Gaire. (fn. 16) Westm., 30 Jan.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, ms. 8d and 9d.
51. Rutland: Sir Everard Dygby, Fran. Broun, Geo. Makworth, David Cecill, Boniface Martyn. (fn. 16) Westm., 30 Jan.
52. Oxfordsh. and town of Oxford: The mayor of Oxford, the vice-chancellor of the University, Sir Wm. Barentyne, Sir Simon Harecourte, Sir Walt. Stonour, Sir John Clerke, Sir Thos. Elyot, Wm. Fermour, Thos. Carter, John More, Wm. Raynesford, John Williams, Anth. Coope, John Denton, John Pollard, Ric. Grenehurst, (fn. 16) Amb. Hunsdou, (fn. 16) Robt. Hucvale, (fn. 16) Hen. Combes. (fn. 16) Westm., 30 Jan.
53. Berks: Sir Wm. Essex, Sir Walt. Stonour, Sir Humph. Forster, John Cheyney, Edw. Fetyplace, Hen. Brigges, Thos. Warde, Thos. Essex, Walt. Chalcote, Ric. Brigges, Thos. Vachell, John Latton, Rich. Stafferton, Wm. Hide, Goodlac Overton. (fn. 16) Westm., 30 Jan.
54. Beds: Sir Walt. Luke, Sir Fran. Brian, Sir John Mordaunte, Sir Wm. Gascoygne, Sir Mich. Fyssher, Sir John Dive, Sir Thos. Rotheram, John Goostwyke, Nicholas Hardyng, John FitzJefferey of Clopham, Fran. Pigot, Geo. Rotheram, Nich. Luke, Geo. Barnardiston, Robt. Bulkeley, Simon Fitz, Wm. Cartewreke, John Fitz-Jefferey of Trewkers. Geo. Akworth, Henry Joye, John Colbeke, Ric. Slade, Edw. Poke, John Fyssher, Geo. Caundisshe, Wm. Parker, Geo. Coldwell, (fn. 16) William Bekke, (fn. 16) Wm. FitzHugh, (fn. 16) Wm. Wyat. (fn. 16) Westm., 30 Jan.
55. Bucks: Sir Wm. Wyndesore, Sir John Daunce, Sir Edw. Done, Sir John Baldewyne, Sir Robt. Lee, Edward Pekham, John Gostwyk, Robt. Dormer, John Williams, Robert Drury, Geo. Gifford, Thos. Lee of Wycombe, (fn. 16) Thos. Mildemay, (fn. 16) John Waterhouse. (fn. 16) Westm., 30 Jan.
56. Cumberland: Sir Thos. Clifford, Sir Thos. Tempest, Sir Thos. Wharton, Sir John Lowder, Sir John Lamplewe, Ric. Beaulieu, Ric. Berwys, William Bentley, Richard Irton, Wm. Lancaster, Edw. Edgar. (fn. 16) Westm, 30 Jan.
Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9d.
57. Cambridgeshire and town of Cambridge: T. bp. of Ely, Edw. Foxe, clk., great almoner, the mayor of Cambridge, John Edmonds, clk., vice-chancellor of the University, Sir Robt. Payton, Sir Giles Alyngton, John Hynde, serjeant-at-law, Philip Parys, Thomas Checheley, Edw. North, Wm. Everard, Thos. Megge, Thos. Hutton, Thos. Rudston, John Lambart, jun., John Goldyng, (fn. 16) Thos. Wrenne. (fn. 16) Westm., 30 Jan.
58. Devon and the city of Exeter: J. bp. of Exeter, the mayor of Exeter, Sir Wm. Courteney, Sir Thos. Denys, Sir Edw. Pomeray, Sir Richard Grenevile, Sir Philip Champernon, Barth. Fortescue, Andrew Hillarsdon, Ric. Halse, John Gilberd, Roger Blewet, Humph. Prydeaux, Hugh Pollard, Thos. Sidenham, Alex. Woode, Ric. Pollard, John Harreys, Hugh Yeo, Wm. Symonds, John Hull, John Forde of Assheburton, (fn. 16) John Southcote of Bovytracy, (fn. 16) Adam Williams, (fn. 16) John Bonyfaunt of Exeter, (fn. 16) John Thomas. (fn. 16) Westm., 30 Jan.
59. Dorset: Sir Giles Strangwais, Sir Thos. Trenchard, Sir John Rogers, Sir Thos. Arundell, Sir Thos. More, Sir Edw. Willoughby, Sir John Horsey, sen., Thos. Holland, Geo. Lynde, Hen. Assheley, Hen. Strangwais, Wm. Thernell, John Forde, (fn. 16) Robert Willoughby, (fn. 16) Wm. Gerard, (fn. 16) Nich. Willoughby. (fn. 16) Westm., 30 Jan.
60. Wilts and the city of Salisbury:— (fn. 18) bp. of Salisbury, the mayor of Salisbury, Sir John Bourchier, Sir Edw. Baynton, Sir John Seymor, Sir Hen. Longe, Sir Wm. Essex, Sir John Brigges, Sir Anth. Hungerford, Sir Edw. Seymour, Sir Walt. Hungerford, Rog. Yorke, serjeant-at-law, Thomas Holland, John Bonham, Anth. Stylman, Thos. Apprice, Edmund Mompesson, Barth. Husey, Hen. Pole, Charles Bulkeley, John Hamlyn, Wm. Button, (fn. 17) Thos. Frowde, (fn. 17) Thos. Seman, (fn. 17) Walt. Seymour. (fn. 17) Westm., 30 Jan.
61. Worcestershire and the city of Worcester: The bailiffs of Worcester, Thos. Bagot, vicar-general in spiritual things, the See of Worcester being vacant, Sir John Russell, jun., John Pakyngton, John Russell, Roger Wynter, Rowland Moreton, John Welshe, Robt. Acton, Ric. Palmer, John Ketelby, Wm. Gower, Wm. Sheldon, Thos. Evans, registrar, Ric. Rotteshey, (fn. 17) Geo. Spillesbury, (fn. 17) Daniel Coort, (fn. 17) Wm. Cookeshey. (fn. 17) Westm., 30 Jan.
Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10d.
62. Warwickshire and the city of Coventry: The mayor of Coventry, Sir Geo. Throgmerton, Sir Edward Ferrers, Sir Wm. Feldyng, Rog. Wygston, Wm. Legh, William Boughton, Thos. Trye, Thos. Ardern, Sim. Mountford, Edw. Conway, John Waldif, Thos. Holte, Baldwin Porter, Ric. Willys, Fran. Slade, Ric. Hawes, (fn. 17) Thos. Robyns. (fn. 17) Westm., 30 Jan.— Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11d.
63. Lancashire: Sir Thos. Buttyller, Sir Ric. Hoghton, Sir Alex. Radcliff, Sir Hen. Fa[r]yngton, Sir John Townley, Sir Alex. Osbaldeston, Sir Marmaduke Tunstall, Sir Thos. Southworth, Sir William Leylond, Sir Thos. Langton, Sir Wm. Norreys, Sir Thos. Halsall, Sir Rog. Bradshaugh, James Stanley, Edm. Trafford, Ric. Asheton, Ralph Staundisshe, James Scaresbrek, Thos. Holte, Robt. Holte, Hen. Byron, Wm. Westby, Rog. Assheowe, John Lambart, sen., Ric. Pary, (fn. 17) Gilbert Pary. (fn. 17) Westm., 30 Jan.
64. Town of Berwick: Sir Thos. Clifford, vice-captain of Berwick; the mayor. Westm., 30 Jan.
65. Bishopric of Durham: C. bp. of Durham, Sir Thos. Tempest, sen., Wm. Frankleyn, clk., Wm. Blythman, Robert Hyndmer, Robert Bowes, Robert Menell, John Metcalff, (fn. 17) James Rokysby, (fn. 17) Ric. Crosby. (fn. 17) Westm., 30 Jan.
66. North Wales, bishopric of Bangor:— (fn. 18) bp. of Bangor, Sir Ric. Bulkeley, Wm. ap William, John Arnold, John Pulleston, John Bulkeley, Wm. Griffith Corway, Reg. Conway, Hugh Conway, Thos. Wyn' ap Mered', Griffith ap Roberte Vichyn, Elazeus ap Mores, Hugh Lewys, Ritherth ap David, Ric. ap Howell ap Jevan Vachn', John ap Howell Vachn', Hen. Parker, (fn. 17) Ric. Hawkyns. (fn. 17) Westm., 30 Jan.
67. North Wales, bishopric of St. Asaph: The bishop of St. Asaph's, Sir Ric. Bulkeley, William ap Willyam, John Puleston, John Bulkeley, William Griffith Corwey, Reginald Conwey, Hugh Conwey, John Wyn' ap Mered', Griffith ap Robert Vachin', Elizeus ap Morys, Hugh Lewys, Ritherch ap David, Richard ap Howell ap Jevan Vachin', John ap Howell Vachin', Hen. Parker, (fn. 17) Richard Hawkyns. (fn. 17) Westm., 30 Jan.
68. Archdeaconry of Richmond: William Knyght, clk., archdeacon of Richmond, John Dawkyns, Wm. Blithman, Robt. Bowes, Rog. Lasselles, Ric. Crosby, (fn. 17) John Metcaff, (fn. 17) James Rokysby. (fn. 17) Westm., 30 Jan.
Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11d.
69. South Wales, the bishopric of Llandaff: The bishop of Llandaff, Sir William Morgan, Sir Thomas Gammage, Sir Edw. Stradlyng, Walter Harberd, George Herberd, George Mathewe, Hoell Carne, Morgan Mathewe, Charles Herbert, Thomas Morgan, John Morgan of Carlen, Reginald ap Howell, William John Thomas, Richard Herbert, William Cokys, Walter ap Robert, John Huntley, Robert ap Howell, Thomas Brene, (fn. 17) John Welden. (fn. 17) Westm., 30 Jan.
70. Cheshire: William B[r]ereton, Esq., Sir Peter Dutton, Sir Thos. Fulsehurst, Sir Edw. Fitton, Sir Wm. Stanley, Sir John Holford, Sir John Downe, John Caryngton, John Birkenhed, Brian Brereton, Wm. Venables, Ric. Hassall, Ric. Snede, Wm. Glasier, Otiwell Worseley, Henry Parker, (fn. 17) Ric. Hawkyns. (fn. 17) Westm., 30 Jan.
71. South Wales, the bishopric of St. David's: The bishop of St. David's, Ric. Devereux, Sir William Thomas, James Baskervile, John Hogan, John Philipps, Thomas Jonys, Hen. Whirett, Maurice ap Harry, Phil. Morgan, Henry Katerne, Wm. Vaughan, James Williams, Wm. Vaughan of Kylgarent, Richard Herbert of Aberoustuthe, David Lloid of Emlyn, Thos. ap Retherth of Eryngay, Wm. Vaughan, Liwellin Morgan, Edw. Gwilliams, John Morgan of Breknok, Wm. John Hauard, Hen. Vaughan, John Walbeff, James Vaughan, Rog. Vaughan of Clerowe, Rog. Vaughan of Rushehoke, Resus ap Glin, Meredith ap Rees, John Jones ap Rees, John Baker of Prestene, Hen. Cratherne. (fn. 17) Westm. 30 Jan.
Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12d.
72. Yorkshire and the city of York: E. archbp. of York, the mayor of York, Thos. Magnus, clk., William Clifton, clk., Sir Wm. Percy, Sir Geo. Darcy, Sir Robt. Constable, Sir Ralph Ellerker, sen., Sir Ric. Tempest, John Constable of Holdernes, Sir Wm. Constable, Sir Thos. Wentworth, Sir Marmaduke Constable, Sir Peter Vavasour, Sir Rog. Cholmeley, sen., Sir Edw. Gower, Sir James Strangwaies, Sir James Metcaf, Sir Geo. Lawson, Sir Wm. Middelton, Sir Wm. Malyverey, Sir Brian Hastings, Sir Fran. Bigod, Sir Wm. Copley, Robt. Bowes, Robt. Chaloner, Rog. Lasselles, John Dawney, Wm. Babthorp, John Pulleyn, Wm. Rokeby, Marmaduke Wyvold, Thos. Grice, Thos. Grene, Ralph Pulleyn, John Lambart, Robt. Menell, Jacob Fox, Wm. Danby, Robt. Creyke of Beverley, Robt. Hunter of Thornton, Tristram Tesshe, Jas. Rokeby, (fn. 19) Ric. Crosby, (fn. 19) Edw. Edgar, (fn. 19) John Metcalff. (fn. 19) Westm., 30 Jan.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, ms. 12d and 13d.
73. Northumberland and Newcastle uponTyne: Sir Thos. Clyfforde, the mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sir Thos. Tempest, Sir Wm. Hylton, Sir Thos. Wharton, Sir Ralph Fenwyke, Sir John Heron of Chepchese, Sir Wm. Ogle, Sir Cuthbert Radcliff, John Bednell, Robt. Claveryng, Robt. Colyngwode of Esselyngton, Thos. Strangwayes, John Bentley, Wm. Blythman, Robert Davell, clk., John Metcalf, (fn. 19) James Rokysby. (fn. 19) Westm., 30 Jan.
74. Surrey: Thos. Crumwell, great secretary, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, Sir Ric. Weston, Sir Nich. Carewe, Sir Anth. Broune, Sir Matt. Broune, Sir Ric. Page, Sir Edward Bray, Thos. Hennege, Christopher More, John Danester (sic, Banester?), Ric. Sakvyle, Thos. Lysle, Thos. Stydall, Wm. Westbroke, John Skynner, John Mores, Edw. Chamber, (fn. 19) John Pynfolde. (fn. 19) Westm., 30 Jan.
75. Staffordshire: R. bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, Sir John Talbot, Sir John Gifford, George Audeley, John Vernon, Walt. Wrottysley, Geo. Greysley, Wm. Bassett, Edw. Lyttelton, Thos. Gifforde, Thos. Holte, Walt. Blount, John Grosvenour, Thos. Moreton. Westm., 30 Jan.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 13d.
76. Salop: Sir Thos. Cornewayle, Sir Wm. Thomas, Rog. Corbett, Thos. Newport, Robt. Nedam, Ric. Maynwaryng, Thos. Vernon, Thos. Holte, Ric. Hardy, Thos. Bramley, John Corbet of Lee, Fran. Yong, Thos. Lee, David Yong. (fn. 19) Westm., 30 Jan.
Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, ms. 13d and 14d.
77. Hants with city of Winchester and town of Southampton: S. bp. of Winchester, Sir Wm. Paulet, Sir Ric. Lyster, the mayor of Winchester, the mayor of Southampton, Sir Ric. Sandys, Sir James Worseley, Sir Thos. Lysley, Sir Wm. Barkeley, Sir Wm. Gifforde, Sir Lionel Morreys, John Paulett, Geo. Paulett, Ric. Andrews, Nich. Tichebourne, sen., Robt. Puttenham, James Bettys, Robt. Bulkeley, William Hawles, John Wyntershull, John Ryngwoode, Thos. Heydok, John Myllys, Thos. Wellys, Tristam Fauntleroy, (fn. 19) Peter Swyfte, (fn. 19) John Coke, Thos. Pace. Westm., 30 Jan.
78. Suffolk: Sir Arthur Hopton, Sir Anth. Wyngefeld, Sir Thos. Tirell of Gipping, Sir Humph. Wyngfelde, Sir Thos. Russhe, Sir Wm. Rowse, Sir John Cornewales, Sir Wm. Walgrave, jun., Sir John Jernagan, Sir Thos. Barnardeston, Sir Wm. Drury, Thos. Jermyn, John Sprynge, John Sulyarde, Lionel Talmage, George Colte, Robt. Downes, Robt. Crane, Edm. Lee, John Southwell, Clement Higham, Walter Wadland, (fn. 19) John Ryder. (fn. 19) Westm., 30 Jan.
79. Somerset and the city of Bath: The bp. of Bath and Wells, the mayor of Bath, Sir Wm. Stourton, Sir Edw. Gorge, Sir Andrew Lutterell, (fn. 20) Sir Anth. Hungreford, Sir John Horsey, sen., Thos. Speke, Hugh Paulett, Henry Capell, Wm. Portman, John Broune, George Gilbert, Hugh Malett, John Porter, Roger Kensey, (fn. 19) Hugh Trotter, (fn. 19) John Plumpton. (fn. 19) Westm., 30 Jan.
80. Town of Bristol: The mayor of Bristol, Thos. Crumwell, great secretary, David Broke, John Broune, John Shipman, John Hutton, Rich. Abynton, John Ware, Thos. White, Thos. Pace, Nich. Thorne, Wm. Goodwyn. (fn. 19) Westm., 30 Jan.
Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 14d.
81. Sussex with the city of Chichester: The bp. of Chichester, the mayor of Chichester, Sir John Gage, Sir Rog. Copley, Sir John Dawtrey, Sir Ric. Shirley, Sir Wm. Goryng, John Sakevile, John Michell, John Covert, John Parker, Thos. Shirley, John Carell, Edw. Scott, John Palmer, Wm. Jefson, Wm. Apprice. (fn. 19) Westm., 30 Jan.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII., ms. 14d and 15d.
82. Westmoreland: Sir Thos. Clifforde, Sir John Lowther, Sir Edw. Musgrave, Sir Thos. Wharton, Ric. Redmayn, Thos. Sanforde, Launcelot Salkelde, Geoffrey Middelton, Thos. Musgrave, jun., Wm. Lancaster, John Warcopp, Ambrose Middelton, John Lambart, sen., Thomas Blenkensopp, Gilbert Wharton, Wm. Blythman, Roger Metcalff, (fn. 19) Ric. Crossby. (fn. 19) Westm., 30 Jan.
Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 15d.
83. John Stoughton, son of Gilbert Stoughton, gent., of Stoke, near Gylford, Surr. Pardon, as accessory to the murder of John Ode alias Wode, committed by Geo. Cornwall of Benyngton, Heref., s. and h. of Sir Ric. Cornwall, in West Smithfield, London, on the 28 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 Jan. [26] Hen. VIII.—S.B.
84. Philip Rynes, of London, shoemaker, a native of Seme (?) in the bishopric of Lolonensis (?). Denization. Westm., 22 Jan. 26 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 31 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 23.
R. O. 150. William Body to [Cromwell].
I have despatched Bek with 5,008l. 10s. 5d. in ready money, and with a bill for the rest, which I trust to pay on Tuesday with the rest of the halfpence in the town. He will, I think, ask you for other money, and leave it in my hands, "which is no ready payment here." I suspect him of unsteadiness, and gather from his words and looks that he is half weary of the great plenty of small money; "and no marvel, because he nor his grandsire, I suppose, never saw so many together." Is suffering from the piles. Sends a docket to prick for warrants.
Hol., p. 1. Endd.
R. O. 151. William Body to [Cromwell].
Cannot wait upon him, because his body is abated since the last occasion. Trusts to gain strength, as he has overcome the fever by diet only, without medicine. Has discharged an obligation of Chr. Perne for 20 marks, as [Cromwell] desired, received by Gresham.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
R. O. 152. William Body to Cromwell.
Has been sick since Wednesday last, and is not able to travel. Sends by his child a copy of a bill to be indented, between Cromwell and Gostwick, for receipt of 11 obligations on the statute of Mr. North. I desire that I may serve for my living without any partner, or else may have liberty to get my living abroad in the world with my handy occupation, as I was wont to do.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary.


  • 1. Sir John Basset died, according to Inq. p. m. 20 Hen. VIII., Nos. 13, 73 and 83, on the 31st Jan. 1528. Tuesday before the feast of Purification could not fall in any year earlier than the 26th Jan., the day this letter was written.
  • 2. Gavettum in MS.
  • 3. Michael Throgmorton.
  • 4. The text, which is very confused, reads as follows:—"actendu que depuis que diey partit ladmiral se (?) lambassadeur et quelcunque hien que ledit ambassadeur pour remedier au regret querelle suspicion et fascheries de ce roy en aye adverti son maistre il y a passe douze jours par son maistre dostel et ce a la plus grande haste et diligence du monde, mais aussi peu a lon nouvelles de luy."
  • 5. The beginning of this paragraph reads in the transcript as follows:—"Sire, les gentilhomes canoniers que partirent dici quant le conte de Jouy (Houy?) pour comme il se disoit jen advertis v're majeste leuer des harqueboutiers que sont a Lubeke, ce roy despeche devers eulx ceste semayne" &c.
  • 6. Dr. George Brown.
  • 7. "Si la Royne (qu., le Roy ne?) pouvoit faire et deffaire," &c.
  • 8. Lord Darcy. See page 1.
  • 9. The prebend of Bole, to which he was collated on the 28th Dec. 1534. But it seems he could not hold it, as Peter Vannes was collated to it 22 Feb. 1535.
  • 10. Reference to the second of these two papers will be found in Vol. VII. 923, xxi. The exact date is uncertain, but may have been as early as the year 1533.
  • 11. Blank in orig.
  • 12. Auditors.
  • 13. The word "militi" has been nearly erased but is still visible.
  • 14. Supplied from orig., this name being omitted in the inrolment.
  • 15. His knighthood is not expressed in the inrolment.
  • 16. Auditors.
  • 17. Auditors.
  • 18. Blank in orig.
  • 19. Auditors.
  • 20. This name is repeated on the roll.