Henry VIII: September 1535, 21-25

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 9, August-December 1535. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1886.

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September 1535, 21-25

[21 Sept.]
Cleop. E. vi. 201.
B. M.
403. Foxe, Bishop of Hereford, to Cromwell.
I have been very desirous to copy out my lord of Winchester's oration, but have been sick since my departure from the Court, and had none to help me but my clerk Turner, whom I have sent to my Lord of Canterbury, and do not expect back till Thursday. I have sent my Lord's book by the bearer, but beg to have it again to copy at leisure. One thing is necessary to be observed, which I beseech you to keep to yourself, or else show the King secretly, viz., my Lord's excuse for his oath. If this were taken for an example, the malice of men might elude such oaths as we have now lately made.
Though this excuse may be available enough for his own deed, yet some hurt might come if it should be "invulged." If you think my opinion is to be followed, act as you think best; if not, let it not be spoken of. I have turned down the leaf in my Lord's book, and marked the place with a hand. I speak it of good-will, and fear things may turn to my master's displeasure.
Okebourne, (fn. 1) Tuesday, scribbled in haste as I came out of my bed.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
21 Sept.
R. O.
404. The Vicar of Halifax.
Memorandum of the saying of Will. Bodinam, formerly servant with Mr. Robert Holdisworth "the doctor," vicar of Halifax; viz., that the vicar had said to him he had lost upon mortuaries taken by the King from that one benefice 80 marks, and that if the King were to reign much longer he would take all from the Church. He added also these words: "A pon Herre all Yngland mey werre." Has not deposed to these words before till he was advised to appear before his friend Sir Ric. Tempest, steward of Wakefield. "This Sen Mathu dey of September," 27 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
21 Sept.
R. O.
405. John Poyntz to Cromwell.
On Sept. 20, I received the letter enclosed from a brother of mine living at Antwerp. He desires certain things in it to be communicated to the Council. Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex, 21 of this present month.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary.
21 Sept.
R. O.
406. Anne Hilles, late wife of John Copland, to Cromwell.
Whereas the benefice of Poynings, in Sussex, is void by the death of Edw. Coplande: I beg it for a poor beadsman and godson of yours, George Copland, my son. As you are so far from London, and I cannot attend upon you, I beg you will take my letter in good part. London, 21 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Chief Secretary.
21 Sept.
R. O.
407. Thos. Rainolde, Priest, to Lady Lisle.
Commendations to lord Lisle. Has received her letter by the young man that brought Mr. Worthe's horse, and has done her commandment to her son. He is in health and merry, and shall lack nothing that Rainolde can do to help him. Will know further of Mr. Poyntes' pleasure concerning winter apparel and necessary expenses at his return, and will then inform her of what he thinks best. Thinks it best to defer the rewards to his regent and other till there is better trial of their diligence. Paris, 21 Sept.
Hol., p. l. Add.: At Calais.
22 Sept.
R. O.
408. Erasing the Pope's Name.
1. Depositions of these witnesses, viz., Sir Edward Strete, clk., parson of Holcot, co. Salop; Sir John Mondaye of Staunton, priest; Sir Richard Heynes, elk.; Sir Robert Martyn, clk.; Thomas Shepard, of the parish of Staunton Lacy; Edward Jenks, of Staunton Lacy; John Hopton, of Heyton, in the parish of Stamnton Lacy; Thomas Sharpe, of the same parish; Richard Palmer, of the same parish; Thomas Brampton; brought by William Heynes against Sir John Brome, vicar of Staunton, for omitting to erase the Pope's name from the service books. "The manuel and the precessionall were unrased and uncorrected in every place, one old missal likewise, and another missal was covered with small pieces of paper set on with barm where the name of the bishop of Rome called Pope was, and when the paper was taken away the said name appeared as fair as ever it. was, and as legible. "Apud Beaudeley, xxii. die mensis Septembris, anno regni Regis Henrici octavi 27.
Pp. 7.
2. Exceptions made by Sir John Brome, priest, vicar of Stauntonlacy, unto the above witnesses, on the ground that they had been tampered with.
Pp. 2.
22 Sept.
Galba, B. x. 62.
B. M.
Demaus' Tyndale, 440.
Anderson's Annals of the English Bible, 1. 429.
409. Robert Flegge to [Cromwell].
On the 10th inst. George Collins brought me your letters to the marquis of Barough and the archbishop of Palermo. Finding that the Marquis had departed two days before to conduct the princess of Denmark to her husband, the Palsgrave, I sent one of our merchants after him with your letters, and one from me desiring him to write to his friends at the Court if your letters were about any matter of importance.
I have received a letter from him that he is sorry to be absent so that he cannot do for the King and you according to the tenor of your letter, but he had written to the bishop of Palermo about it, who is the man that can do most. The bearer is the man I sent to the Marquis, and he will give you an answer from the Bishop after speaking with the Queen and Council, which I pray God may be to the King's pleasure and yours. Antwerp, 22 Sept. 1535.
Hol., pp. 2.
[22] Sept.
R. O.
410. John Davy to Lady Lisle.
Has received her letters and will shortly go to Tehedy. Lord Daubeney was at Heaumpton the week before St. Matthew's Day, and sold many oaks and ashes in the park. Wishes there had been a provision for "copysyn of hit."Has written to lord Lisle about hunters found in Womberlegh park. Will defer other matters till Harre's coming or Bury's. From Womberlegh, Wednesday after St. Matthew's Day.
Never saw a better year for fish than the present. Sir John will send to her by Mr. Rolle. He did not know of Master Graynfeld's coming. Met him at Stenston. Supposes he will send money.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais.
R. O. 411. John Davy to Lady Lisle.
Thanks her for remembering him for a colt to run in the park, as he perceives from Sir John Bonde. After this quarter she shall receive 6s. more rent from the Berton. Has shown his further mind to Bury "touching a goode shryf for your purpose of Legh thus nexte yere." If not, lady Lisle may call Loues before the Council. Womberlegh.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
22 Sept.
R. O.
412. Jehan le Bailly to Jehan Chemyn.
My master (fn. 2) bids me write to ask you to get him a good hackney at Calais, and send it if you can by bearer. Money will be sent to pay for it by an express messenger, "et pour lomeque"(?). Pontderemy, 22 Sept.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
23 Sept.
R. O.
413. John Wylliamson to Cromwell.
I have received your letter by John Gresham, with seven pieces of diaper. I have been with Mr. Malete divers times concerning your livery coat, and he says the pattern of the coat for the privy chamber is not yet come, and therefore I have had a coat of "new color sad" to be made for you after my own device. I have sent your letter to Mr. Williams at Hampton Court, and he says that we shall have all that he can do in that behalf. Your works draw to an end. I have delivered to Thos. Thacker, for your buildings, &c. 100l. They have been viewed by Mr. Vaghan, and, I trust, will be found as I have written. Sir Ric. a Lee, Sir John, and I are diligent in forwarding your works. One of your masons, dwelling against your great gate in Friar Austins, is sick of the plague. Three corses were buried at Hackney last St. Matthew's Day. Sir Thos. Greene is diligent. My mother and all are well. At the Rolls, 23 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
23 Sept.
R. O.
414. Thomas Thacker to Cromwell.
I have received your letter of the 13th Sept. Your works go well forward, as Mr. Williamson has certified you. The pay at Hackney on the 18th for 58 persons, &c. is 27l. 17s. 3d.; and at Friar Austins, for 65 persons, 32l. 8s. 11d.; and at your frame, for 52 persons, 23l. 13s. 7d.; and to Sir Thomas for the carriage, and to Dandy for 60 loads of timber, since the last reckoning of 100l. Much timber is required for the roof and hall, for which I received of Williamson 100l. The Rolls, 23 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
23 Sept.
R. O.
415. Ric. Tomyow to [Cromwell].
We have expected your return for a long season before Michaelmas. I have, therefore, deferred certain questions respecting your household and your servants' wages. Some will be drawn hither again shortly, and I wish to know how I shall use them. Your buildings at Hackney are scarcely yet finished for your household to be set up there, and the commodious season for lying in such a soil is wearing fast away. Mr. Gostwyk, by your commandment, sent hither, about a month ago, two sides of red deer against your coming, which I closed in four large pasties, now almost kept to long. One is too far gone already. Let me know how I shall dispose of them among your friends. The Rolls, 23 Sept.
Hol., pp. 1. Mutilated. Add.: To my master. Sealed.
23 Sept.
R. O.
416. Henry Palmere to Cromwell.
Thanking your mastership for your letters to Mr. Treasurer for redress of the wrongs done to me and to the Wyndebanks by my Lord Chamberlain's officers. I beg you to thank him. I understand there has been presentation made to Mr. Treasurer and other commissioners of the wrongs done by the vice-baileys of Guisnes, and how profitable it were to the county of Guisnes that the high-bailey were there resident, or a vice-bailey not servant of the lieutenant of Guisnes Castle. Being so near joined to the same, I "boldys" me to move your mastership that I might be high-bailey, for a reasonable sum, or else be his deputy. Calais, 23 Sept.
Hol.,p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
23 Sept.
R. O.
417. Christopher Morres to Cromwell.
I have discharged all the soldiers, and am delivering such ordnance and provision as I received by the King's warrant. Thos. Harrysson, purser of the Anne Orwell, (which ship with 11 others remains at Copmanhaven from Dantzic, arrested by the king of Sweden and duke of Holst), and another Englishman, named John Lynsey, can give you information of many things in those parts. London, 23 Sept. 27 Hen. VIII.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
23 Sept.
R. O.
418. William Gonson to Cromwell.
Understanding the King's pleasure by your letter from Winchester of the 17th, I have converted part of the victuals prepared for the despatch of Stephen Vaughan and Chr. Morris into the King's ships bound for Bordeaux, and likewise the mariners, but there remains a great quantity of victuals, with which I shall use the best despatch and husbandry I can. The price of the crayer bought of Wm. Hadock of London is 100l., of which he has yet been paid nothing. She had better be returned into his hands, with a reasonable reward, than kept for the King's use. I have already offered him 6l. reward which he refuses, saying he had better offers the last voyage. I have been obliged since your departure to furnish 600l. to furnish the King's two ships for Bordeaux, which is to my undoing. The bearer, Thos. Harrison, is lately come out of the East seas, and can give you news of the King's ship the Minion. London, 23. Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
24 Sept. 419. Cromwell.
[24 Sept.]
R. O.
420. Norfolk to Cromwell.
This afternoon, at my coming to Kingston, I was advertised of the death there, and so came hither, and found that Thos. Henege and his wife had fled. The bailly of Troyes departed thence half an hour before my arrival, and rode so softly that before he reached Cobham I could have overtaken him. Because I know not whether you be advertised of his coming on this side London, I thought convenient to send you word thereof. He will probably be at Winchester tomorrow, where I intend to be; and I desire you to speak to my lord of Winchester to keep one morsel of meat for his steward, who will not dine before he comes there. 'Speak to some of the harbingers for room for 24 horses in my company, and beg my servant to make my chamber ready against my coming. Your letter has caused me to have a shrewd journey. Horsley, this Friday.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To Mr. Secretary at Winchester. Endd.
24 Sept. 421. John [Hilsey] Bishop of Rochester to Cromwell.
If you will let me have my predecessor's mitre, staff, and seal, it will be a great comfort to me, as I am not able to bny these things. 24 Sept.
Hol., p. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
24 Sept.
R. O.
422. Gregory Cromwell to Cromwell.
Excuses himself for not having written to him this long time. Since coming to Ricotte has not rested one day, but has either hawked or hunted, or passed the time with gentlemen of the country. Will endeavour to write more frequently. Desires him to thank Sir Robert Lee, Sir Robert Dormer, Sir Edw. Donne, Mr. Lane, and the whole family of the Giffardes, for the great cheer they have made him, and chiefly to Mr. Williams. Ricotte, 24 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To his most entirely beloved father, Mr. Secretary. Endd.
24 Sept.
R. O.
423. John Ap-Rice to Cromwell.
You have the injunctions touching nuns, as they were wont to be given heretofore by us, without that temperance concerning young women under 24, which Mr. Doctor would not suffer me to alter, as I had in the other touching monks. I think there is much greater reason in the former case, as women come to maturity two years before men, and more slander is caused by the misconduct of one of them going out than by 20 men. Winteney, 24 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
24 Sept.
Cleop. E. VI. 254.
B. M.
Strype's Eccl. Mem. 1. ii. 216.
424. Thos. Legh and John Ap Rice to Cromwell.
Supposing the Bishops would be in hand with you again touching the inhibitions, we thought good to show you our reasons for making them in that manner.
1. That the King, who is now acknowledged Supreme Head of the Church of England (though he always was so), could not give effect to his title without taking all jurisdiction into his hands, and exercising it for a season for the establishment of his subjects. 2. The bishops, if they had always enjoyed their jurisdiction without interruption, would have supposed they did not receive it from the King. 3. They must have received jurisdiction either by the law of God, from the bishop of Rome, or from the King. If the first, let them show it in Scripture; "but I think them not so imprudent as to say so." If the second, let them exercise it still, if they think meet. If the third, why object to the King recalling it into his hands ? 4. They may say "they have prescribed against the King." Though the law is against them, no doubt they would; so we thought it well once to interrupt them, and that for the visitation time. 5. If they should exercise their jurisdiction, it would be according to the canon laws which are now "profligate out of this realm"; so we thought it meet that the jurisdiction should be given them with the laws for executing it. 6. When they challenge jurisdiction as a right, it is clear they would refer it to some one else than the King if they dared.
Send two articles to be set in the injunctions of Cambridge, which we had omitted. After correction, please cause the injunctions to be written in parchment, and sent to us. "From Winteney," (fn. 3) 24 Sept.
I pray you to remember my bill touching the bulls. Signed.
Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.: Doctour Legh.
24 Sept.
R. O.
425. Sir George Lawson to Cromwell.
Understands that Cromwell's commissaries will shortly hold a visitation in these parts, and that temporal men will have the surveying and receipt of all lands belonging to monasteries. Begs that he may have some of those offices for his maintenance in his old days. York, 24 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my right honorable Master Secretary to the King's highness. Endd.: George Lawson.
24 Sept.
R. O.
426. Wm. Prior of Bath Cathedral to Cromwell.
I beg you, considering the necessities to my house, to grant me and my cellarer a licence for (exemption from) this injunction that no monk should pass the limits of the monastery. I do not desire it for my own pleasure. Moreover, as I have received a commission from the King, in which a woman is plaintiff, I desire to know whether, the said injunction saved, I may sit in such commissions or speak with any widow or other woman, my tenants, within the precinct of my monastery. I send a copy of the works of Anselm found by Wm. Tyldisley, after a search in my library, according to the King's commandment. Bath, 24 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
24 Sept.
R. O.
427. Sir Jas. Layburn to Cromwell.
I have sent my servant, Will. Sleddall, with 50l. for the King's use, due at Michaelmas next, 27 Hen. VIII. Speak to Mr. Treasurer and Chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster that I may be at the end of my matter concerning Asheton and Carneford. I think it no labor to serve the duke of Richmond. I would be glad to wait on the King and you, as I was one of the first you put in the King's service. I should be glad of some fee or office to amend my living. The persons whom Sir Marmaduke Tunstall and I committed to prison for riots in Cumberland are still in the sheriff's keeping till the King's pleasure be known. Asheton, 24 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
24 Sept.
R. O.
428. Sir E. Croft and others to Cromwell.
Have received his letters dated Bromham, I Sept., directing them to allow two mills, viz., Hereford mill and Suggewas mill, to stand till further orders, and meanwhile to inquire whether they were hurtful to the commonwealth. Have called before them the mayor of Hereford and others of the city and neighbourhood of Eton Bishop and other places adjoining, and declared to them the King's pleasure, telling them that if the said mills were pulled down it would be to their peril. 24 Sept. Signed: E. Croft, k.—Jamys Baskervyle, k.—John Scudamore—Thomas Bodenham—Thomas Monygton—William Clynton—Richard Palmer.
P. 1. Add.: Chief Secretary.
24 Sept.
R. O.
429. Sacrilege.
The confession of Geoffrey Harley, of the lordship of Stannage, made at Beaudeley, 24 Sept. 27 Hen. VIII., before the King's commissioners, touching the robbery of the churches of Pembridge, Heref., Brentmarsh beside Bristol, Somers., and Camden.
Pp. 4.
24 Sept.
R. O.
430. Thos. Cromwell.
Account of Thos. Browke.
Receipts from Teneber Wednesday to 24 Sept.:—In ready money, rent of Mapysbury, and wine from "your cellar," the Rolls, and the Friars Austins, 59l.
Payments:— Alms to poor folk of this parish of St. Dunstan's, the Friar Austens, and the prisoners in London and Westminster, "boat hire when your Mastership commanded me to go with the King's glazier to take the strangers," and cost of paving at the Rolls, 32l. 14s. 10d.
Pp. 3. Endd.
R. O. 431. Randall Tytley to Cromwell.
Petition stating that he has been a prisoner five years in Bread Street Counter; "and now of late one Mr. Broke was at the said Counter with charity from your good mastership, demanding of the prisoners how they were ordered, and commanded them, if they were not well ordered, to write to your good mastership for remedy."
Wrote accordingly the constitutions of the same Counter, and sent it to Mr. Brooke, to present to Cromwell; for doing which the keeper sent him to Newgate, where he is likely to die of the sickness of the house. At Bread Street every man pays for his bed, "some 4d., some 2d., if they be feather beds, and a mattress 1d.; " and if the prisoner wear any irons, he pays double; so that his beds, one week with another, amount to 30s. a year; although all the beds in the prison are scarcely worth one week's lodging; whereas the custom of the city is but a penny for the best feather bed within the prison, and ½d. for a mattrass, and if they complain they are sent to Newgate. If the friends of the prisoners bring them any charity, as bread, drink, cheese, &c., the keeper will suffer none to come to them, lest it hinder his own custom. If a prisoner come in for debt for 5l. or above, he is forced to agree with his keeper at an exorbitant rate beyond his power; and if any one be in arrear for one night's lodging, and though he be able to pay when his friends come to him, he is thrust into the hole, and kept till he has sold all his clothes, and then there is no remedy but to Newgate with him, which has been the murder of many a tall man and true, able to do the King service. Moreover, if a man, after remaining long in prison, be released by the pity of his creditors, he is still detained for 8d., the keeper's fee of the door. The tapster also pays 6s. 8d. on every barrel, and is compelled to find the prisoners candles, which, on an average, cost 12d. a week; but the keeper pays only 3s. a barrel.
Large paper, pp. 2. Add.: Secretary.
24 Sept.
Poli Epp. I. 426.
432. Pole to Aloysius Priolus.
If he could hope to resume interrupted work as easily as to despatch what he has begun, he would have gone to Priolus without waiting for two letters to stir him up. But Priolus must consider what a work he has in hand, of which he has himself approved. Is determined not to leave off till he has made an end of it. It is 20 days since he began, and he has been hard at work all the time, and has scarcely even yet reached the principal matter. Is anxious to defend Peter's bark, not only against the piratical attacks now made, but against any conceivable ones. Venice, 8 cal. Oct. 1535.
25 Sept. 433. Monastery of Wherwell.
See Grants in September, No. 15.
25 Sept.
Vienna Archives.
434. Chapuys to Charles V.
When the ships this King was sending to Denmark, of which I wrote on the 13th and in preceding letters, were about to sail, news came that the affairs of the Lubeckers were going ill, that the army of the king of Sweden and his confederates had taken 12 or 14 English ships, richly laden, on their return from Dantzic, and that there was some apprehension as to the ship which conveyed Candix and Dr. Bonard the English ambassadors; also that the castle (fn. 4) to which the King meant to send the said two ships had been taken. For this reason the King has countermanded the voyage of the said ships; and the artillery, munition, victuals, &c., have already been discharged; and, as I understand, the King and his Council are greatly astonished at the said news and have used big words against the captain (fn. 5) under whose charge the ships were to go, because he had disguised matters in a different fashion from what appears by the event. But such words will not compensate the poor merchants who have lost their goods, and have no other revenge except to abuse the King and his government and his rash enterprises. The bailly of Troyes arrived with the King about six days ago. By what he said in passing, he was only to remain for a very short time, but I think he will at least await the answer of the courier whom he sent on the following day. The delay of his coming troubled the English marvellously, as the ambassador of France has said, especially as Wallop wrote long ago that Francis had despatched the said bailly in all possible haste, and made him dislodge at midnight, charging him to use extreme diligence. Before the arrival of the said bailly the said ambassador of France knew not what he was coming for, unless it was to satisfy the English touching this last interview at Cambray; and hitherto I have not been able to learn anything else. I am told the said bailly has not brought pleasant news to the King, for he appeared sad and melancholy when he had read the letters the bailly presented. The French ambassador is believed to have said that it was thought in France, and here also, that the Pope had cooled in his intention of fulminating the censures against the English from a fear that your Majesty's coming to Italy was partly to deprive the Church of its temporal jurisdiction, and that if his Holiness provoked this King further his case would not be better, but very much worse, and although this suggestion is very absurd there is no reason to be surprised at it, coming from such a quarter.
The King having arrived at Winchester, where he is at present, caused an inventory to be made of the treasures of the church, from which he took certain fine rich unicorns' horns (licornes), and a large silver cross adorned with rich jewels. He has also taken from the Bishop certain mills, to give them to the community in order to gain favour. Cromwell, wherever the King goes, goes round about visiting the abbeys, making inventories of their goods and revenues, instructing them fully in [the tenets of] this new sect, turning out of the abbeys monks and nuns who made their profession before they were 25, and leaving the rest free to go out or to remain. It is true they are not expressly told to go out, but it is clearly given them to understand that they had better do, it, for they are going to make a reformation of them so severe and strange that in the end they will all go; which is the object the King is aiming at, in order to have better occasion to seize the property without causing the people to murmur.
Five or six days ago Kildare, arrived with the King, conducted thither by lord Leonard, brother of the late Marquis, and of Kildare's mother-inlaw. It is thought that, although no great hope was given him at Cromwell's arrival, and he attaches little importance to the promise made to him by lord Leonard, yet the King will pardon him, especially as he has deigned to give him audience, and he goes about the Court at liberty; and the words of Cromwell tended to increase the obligation which the said Kildare ought to have to the King's clemency in giving him a free pardon, without being bound by the said promise or otherwise; yet it is to be feared that whenever the King has got the country of Kildare in hand, and Ireland reduced to obedience, he will get up some new quarrel against the said Kildare to have a pretext to dispatch him, as he has already done to White Rose (fn. 6) and others. They pretend that lord Leonard has left hostages for Kildare's surety; but one of the Privy Council told his wife, as she informed me yesterday, that the said Kildare stole away from his men and came in his shirt to the said lord Leonard. I will get further information of the whole matter. It is said one of the uncles of Kildare still holds out (tient tousiours bon), which is very probable, as there is no report that the English have occupied any lands in Ireland.
While writing, I have been informed that one of the French ambassador's servants had asserted, as perfectly true, that the bailly of Troyes had only come to ask the King to deliver the Princess to the Dauphin, according to the promises and treaties therenpon made, and at the same time to warn him as a sort of protest touching her good treatment and health. It cannot be long before I discover the whole truth, which I will use every effort to obtain. 25 Sept.
Fr., from a modern copy, pp. 3.
25 Sept.
Vienna Archives.
435. Chapuys to Granvelle.
Every man of any position here is in despair that the Pope does not proceed against the King, and that commerce is not forbidden in Flanders and Spain, knowing that if speedy remedy is not taken, nothing can be done either for the good ladies, whose lives are in danger, or for religion. They are now beginning to preach against the Sacrament. It is the Emperor's duty to take the matter up. It would be a more meritorious work than what he has done in Africa, less difficult and costly, more pro fitable, pecuniarily, and besides it would restrain the French and quiet Christendom, which is troubled only by these people.
Asks Granvelle to look after his interests, as he is going to Naples. London, 25 Sept. 1535.
A courier having returned from France whom they had sent to ascertain whether English ships could go thither safely, they have unladen (l'on a est argez, qu. deschargé?) the ships which had been forbidden to go.
Fr., from a modern copy, p. 1.
25 Sept.
R. O.
436. Harry Lord Daubeney to Cromwell.
I have received your letter by my late servant John Sharpe, who has informed you that I did him wrong in withholding his right to a copyhold I gave him, and detaining his quarter's wages. For the first I desired him to wait till those who now hold it die or surrender. I have paid his wages, though he ill deserved it. To your desire of my park of Marsshe I am content that you have your mind, as much as lies in my power, i.e., the herbage and pannage. The mastership of the game, which I gave to Edw. Rogers, I trust to obtain for you shortly. Shirborne, 25 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Master Secretary. Endd.
25 Sept.
R. O.
437. Charles Duke of Suffolk to Nicholas St. Martyne.
I think the King's payment is respited till November. I have written to Sir John Wallop to speak to the Great Master that I may have the arrears due to me at May last; trusting that the French king and his council will not stop my dues, if the King forbear his. If Sir John Wallop cannot obtain this from the Grand Master he is to speak with the King, and advertise you of the result. The king (of England) intends to send one of his Council shortly to Francis. When he arrives in Paris, you are to declare to him the effect of my business, and be ordered accordingly, as I wish to have all my causes determined. At the coming of the King's ambassador send me word, that I may give you directions. Winchester, 25 Sept.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
25 Sept.
R. O.
438. Cromwell.
Grant by Henry Brooke, prior, and the convent of St. Swithun's Monastery, Winchester, to Thos. Cromwell, the King's secretary, and Gregory Cromwell, his son and heir apparent, of an annuity of 10l. out of the manors of Hurseborne and Crundall, Hants. From their Chapterhouse, 25 Sept. "anno etc."
Lat. Draft, pp. 2. Large paper.
25 Sept.
R. O.
439. Dr. Thomas Legh to Paulet.
At my departing from Waltham I left the commission of Whorwell (fn. 7) to be delivered to you by Mr. Bartley. (fn. 8) As this was sent back to me by negligence, I send it to you again. I beg you to remember our fee, and that the late abbess (fn. 9) have her pension of 20l., that she may be honestly rid from thence. Reading, 25 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add. To the right hon. Mr. Pollett, controller of the King's most hon. household. Endd. Doctor Legh.
See Vol. VII., Letters 527, 528, which belong to this date.
25 Sept.
R. O.
440. Henry Lacy to Cromwell.
I thank you for your favour in my long suit. Three of the parties are strangers both of father and mother and Thomas Tushett, soldier of Calais, the busiest of them all, "had a Fleming born to his mother," yet they do their best to make further business, and regard little the judgment given against them by Sir John Daunce, Mr. Baron Halys, and Mr. Chr. Haylles, the King's attorney. I beg your Mastership's favour in case they put me to further trouble. I never vexed any of them till they plucked from me the King's lands which I hold by letters patent. Since their coming to Calais, Mr. Treasurer and his associates Commissioners have applied holyday and work day the King's business, whereof part is put in execution, but the most part is as yet unknown, which is in books and bills upon men's oaths, and will profit the King and his town of Calais and the Marches. "I pray to God it be the King's pleasure that it may take good effect, and then shall it surely be named for your deed, like as the work at Dovar is." Calais, Saturday, 25 Sept.
P. S.—Thomas Tushett, soldier, is now with the Commissioners, and boasts to have remedy against me by the help of the duke of Norfolk and my lord Rashefforthe (Rochford), because he was their guide once into France.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Secretary. Endd.


  • 1. Ogburn St. George or Great Okeburn, in Wilts, a manor belonging to Foxe as provost of King's College, Cambridge.
  • 2. Doubtless M. de Riou.
  • 3. Strype omits the words "from Winteney" in the date.
  • 4. Warberg.
  • 5. Christopher Morres.
  • 6. Edmund de la Pole.
  • 7. Wherwell Abbey in Hampshire.
  • 8. At first written Popley, and corrected Bartley.
  • 9. Anne Colte.