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May 1539, 26-31


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'Letters and Papers: May 1539, 26-31', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 14 Part 1: January-July 1539 (1894), pp. 470-488. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=75867 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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26 May.
R. O.
I have received your sundry letters; first by the Newcastle merchant with the little basket of peascods which I presented to the King on your behalf, who gave your hearty thanks; and since, by Bury, a letter, in accordance with which I delivered him 3 yds. large measure of marble cloth for Pyttes' livery. By him I sent your letter to Mr. Harryce, because Mr. Sarrice (sic) had ridden into Devonshire before he came. Mr. Rolles will learn what is best to do about the ward and feoffment. The 8 doz. quails, 2 doz. brews, and 1 doz. heron-shewes, I have delivered to my lord and lady Rutland, who thank your ladyship. My said lady goes northward in 6 days, and is very glad Mrs. Katharine goes with her. She promises you a letter in answer to yours. I have also delivered your letter and linnet to my lord of Hertford. He is not a little proud of the present, and he promises you a letter also. My lady, his wife, is brought to bed of a goodly boy, whose name is Edward, and my lords of Suffolk and Norfolk are godfathers. I have also delivered Mrs. Katharine your letter. She shall have money for her journey. I hear nothing yet from my lady of Suffolk. I will look for the 20 doz. quails by the other ship, and Mr. Skutt will pay for them. I have received of Mr. Wynsor 16l. for Kybworthe, and 15l. of Mr. Smythe of the Exchequer, so that the rent of Bristowe is yet unpaid. Mr. Wynsor says that Mr. Pennyson is paid, and Mr. Acton will pay no rent till next half year. He told Mr. Wynsor he has purchased 300 marks a year, and therefore is without money. I have paid Cosworth 20l. Tong has 5l. in part payment, and Jasper, 45s.; so when Mrs. Katharine is supplied, little will remain. I have not yet received the rest of Mr. Rolles for Frystock. I will remember the quilts. There is no cloth of gold to be had such as you wish. Unless you will have plain cloth of gold, you must provide it from Antwerp or elsewhere. I hear nothing of the 20l. Harrys should send. Mr. Bryan presented to the King your two hampers of peascods, and his Grace heartily thanks you. Cottgrave had 2 crs. reward. I gave my lady Rutland some, as you desired. You need send no more peascods, for there were some here, presented to the King four days before your first came, which grew in a Frenchman's garden in Southwark. When the 6 doz. quails come, I will present them to Mr. Tywcke with your letter. I send the cinnamon and ginger my lady Rutland delivered me, by Kynderell's maid.
As to Mr. James, no doubt my lord of Winchester will see him furnished with all things necessary, but I think not with all things to his own pleasure. Mr. George has been sick, but is better. No order is yet taken about Mrs. Anne's board, but it is thought the King will see it recompensed. The poticary is yet unpaid, and Lyngham comes not here as yet, as he is outlawed on appeal of murder. As to the Sacrament of the Altar, you shall soon hear the best news that may be heard. I will search for the evidence for my lady Clinton. I will deliver your letter to Mr. Dennys, and reason with him. This bearer, the gentlewoman, (fn. 1) now comes to you, and my lady, her mother, begs you to use her well and give her your wages and livery. She is in company with Nicholas's wife and Wattes, Mr. Highefyld's servant. London, 26 May.
I have delivered your token to lady Sussex, who is somewhat acrased, and I think not well pleased with Mrs. Anne. Though the matter is forgiven, she has not forgotten it.
Hol., pp. 3. Sealed. Add.
26 May.
R. O.
St. P. III.
Encloses copy of a prophecy shown by Richard Christine, the bp. of Meath's registrar, to one Patrick Swyre, who disclosed it to Thos. Agard the bearer. It was brought lately by one of the bp.'s chaplains from the North of England and affects the King and Cromwell. Seeing the rumours here of foreign war and the combinations in aid of young Gerrot, Brabazon has kept it secret. Thinks Agard should be made one of the Council here.
When the late combination of O'Donell, O'Nell and young Gerrot (yea and of James of Desmond and others) was known, the Pale was mustered. The Lord Chancellor, bp. of Meath, Chief Justice and Brabazon accompanied the Deputy to Dundalk; and when O'Donell and O'Nell (who were to have brought young Gerrot with them) broke their day of appointment, the Chief Justice and Brabazon went with the Deputy to Ardmagh, where O'Nell agreed to peace but would give no pledges, and the weather was so extreme that they could do him no hurt. Young Gerrot is growing to man's estate and will one day give much trouble. Has doubts of the bastard Geraldines within the Pale and thinks their pledges should be taken, especially of Gerrot MacGerrot, who is the highest of that sept. Suggests buying young Gerrot from the traitors about him. O'Donell and O'Nell trust in the Scots of the Out Isles, and those of Ireland, of whom Alex. Karrogh, alias Macdonell, is chief. These Scots are daily at war with Brabazon's farmers of Lecale. Two ships of war, of 80 and 50 tons, lying between Ireland and Scotland would prevent the Scots from coming to the aid of the Irish. Encloses a letter sent from Knockfergus to a servant of his in Lecale.
Advises that a council be appointed for the West of Ireland, say Ormond, the Lord Treasurer, Abp. of Cashell and the bps. of that border, Mr. Wise, the seneschal of Wexford, Mr. White justice there, with an under-treasurer and baron of exchequer. Credence for bearer. Dublin, 26 May.
Hol. Add: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
Lamb. 602,
f. 152.
2. Thomas Wusle, (fn. 2) constable of Cragfergus, to Mr. Laurans, constable of Ardglas.
The bp. ODomyll (O'Donnel (fn. 3) ) has gone into Scotland to obtain from the King of Scots 6,000 Redshanks ("Red sanckys") to fight the King's officers in Ireland. Requests "a cowpull of passawalans of your ordunans with sum powder" against the coming of the Scots.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: "Vusley." See Carew Calendar, No. 132.
26 May.
R. O.
From Antwerp, 26 May 1539. The 56 ships of war are all disarmed and the provision and munition laden in three or four principal ships. Thinks they will not follow their voyage.
Hears nothing from Spain. The marriage of the duke of Cleves with this princess of Denmark (fn. 4) was very forward and now seems somewhat "prolonged" since the Empress's death, and that the Emperor will have the country of Geldres whatever it cost. Jerome Sanese is yet here and has spent 3,000 cr. upon tapestry. Jerome de Bosehy is a good man, therefore be good to him for my sake.
P. 1. Endd.
Galba, B.x.
100* b.
B. M.
2. Another copy.
P. 1. Mutilated. Same hand as Nos. 786, 810, &c.
27 May.
R. O.
I have received your letters of the 18th inst., with a book of depositions taken on my advertisement made unto you on the 6th. Having perused your common letter, with the private letters of my lord Deputy and my lord Chamberlain and also the said depositions (as the King has not had time to read or hear your collections, which it appears you have gathered with much travail, and I think it necessary to put a stop to such slanders as might cause the King's enemies to note division among us) I have thought right to give you my advice on those matters. As to the quieting of the rumours which have arisen from your advertisements and examinations, I think that as the King can no better advance the honour of God than by punishment of such as sow sedition, on the other hand, those who, without substantial grounds, set forth any such rumours desire rather to put faithful men in trouble than to reform what is amiss. I think, therefore, you should desire to quench this slanderous bruit as much as you can with charity and mild handling of things, exhorting men discreetly without extreme dealing. As to the substance of the depositions, it is sore to note any man for a sacramentary, unless the reporter knows well what a sacramentary is; and it is more sore to note a common officer, put in place to advise and reform others, of so heinous a crime, unless it can be clearly proved. I refer to the Commissary, the depositions against whom are not most weighty. Against the other few accused of the same crime, the accusations seem to weigh deeper; and yet the small number accused might have been punished without a general infamy to the whole town. As for the rest of the depositions, especially touching the preacher, (fn. 5) though he and others might perhaps have been more circumspect in some things, they go little way to show cause for a general division among you. Finally, I advise you to use charity and wisdom in suppressing this general slander, that there may be a towardness of a quiet, which the King, I doubt not, will soon make perfect. St. James's, 27 May. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.
27 May.
R. O.
Received his letter this day by Pyck, with copy of that sent to my lord Privy Seal. Delivered to my lord of Hartford, in his garden to-day, yours and my lady's letter and bird. Talking of Calais he asked what business there was to do concerning the Sacrament. I pretended to know nothing. He said that my lord Privy Seal, talking with him yesterday on the matter, remarked that things should be surmised and scant believed. I said you and the Council would report nothing to the King that you could not justify. He said that the Council of Calais was divided. I said I knew no such thing. He rejoined that the letters would be examined to-day. You see who are working here, especially one of them, "I will not say your Lordship's feedman"; so that by this means some are "incensid" that such things as are certified are not truth but maliciously surmised. This is the reason your letters are not answered. I hope you and the Council can justify your proceedings. You shall speedily be certified respecting the Sacrament. My lord of Hartford has promised the saddle and harness tonight. Hears no more of Paynswick, but if Lisle obtains licence to come over, thinks they will finish it next term. Lisle will certainly have it if the King goes to Dover as some think he will; therefore all the writings should be in readiness. Thinks that any other shift would not do well until you know the end of this, as to pass this matter with my lord may occasion much loss. Will arrange with Mr. Bonham. If he ride to Hampshire, will settle about the sheep and the copper kettle. They say that Lisle shall have the Friars, but they will not settle it till this matter of Paynswick be at a point. Will search for the evidences of Packington. It is told me that this Parliament will provide that lands entailed shall be sold without recovery. Parliament begins again on Friday next. Has received of Mr. Wyndsor 31l. My lady will tell him how it has been defrayed. My lady Husey desires you to be good to her daughter. London, 27 May.
P.S.—Direction is not yet taken for the suffrages of the Order, but Mr. Garter promises to show me what is done.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.
27 May.
R. O.
I send by the bearer the cinnamon and ginger from my lady Rutland. I hope Mr. Skutt's quails will come in season. London, 27 May.
I have already written to you so largely I can add no more. I will make diligent search for the evidence of Packyngton.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
27 May.
R. O.
To-day a Frenchman who says he came lately from the French Court, showed me that Francis makes no preparation for war, but comes shortly to Paris, where will be played before him (fn. 6) the very circumstances of the Passion of Christ. The King has given the bishopric of Turrwyn to Kannaples' brother (fn. 7) , who is coming thither with 2,000 lances lest the town should be betrayed. I am not sure that these news are true, but he that showed them to me lies nightly in Kannaples' chamber. I have not heard from you lately and had no answer to my late letter. Calais, 27 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O.2. Draft of the same. P. 1. Endd.
28 May.
R. O.
Has received her letter saying that Lord and Lady Rutland will not part with her daughter, whom she wished to have in Hertford's house. If she had come she would have been as welcome to him and his wife as one of his own daughters. Thanks her for the bird she has sent him, and is sorry that she is left destitute of one herself. Is glad to hear the good news of her daughter. Wishes it had happened while he was there that he might have been a gossip.
His wife was delivered of a son on Thursday last, and desires to be commended to Lord and Lady Lisle. My house near London, 28 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
28 May.
R. O.
His house is now well cleared of the late infection of the measles, and no one has been sick for a fortnight. Has himself been for eight or ten days at Lyesnes in the clear air, so that he can attend upon the King without danger when he pleases. Thinks his wife cannot live three days. Lyesnes, 28 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
[28 May ?]
Cleop. E. v.
B. M.
Strype, I. ii.,
No. 108.
At Eton, within this sevennight, a stout priest blazed abroad that Transubstantiation is determined as an article of faith, and two other things. Will not dispute the matter as a divine, but cannot believe that so learned a King will determine such three things without express word of God written, and none of the three things bruited to be determined can be plainly deduced from Scripture, unless the bp. of Rome's authority can be so proved. States certain points which he would urge, if he were a burgess of Parliament, for the King's honor, to show the danger of a hasty decision. Windsor, Wednesday.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd : Doctor.
28 May.
R. O.
The 12,000 soldiers who were privily gathered about these parts about the beginning of last Lent, were sent to Bremerland, where they have been ever since masterless devouring the country. They lately marched to Odenburge in Eastlande, and when before the town threatened their captains if they would not declare when they should have wages, &c. The captains took refuge in the town on the pretext of getting information, and then refused to come out again without hostages, and these being given said they could get them no money and they might return home. The captains would in consequence have been killed but for the "sadder" among them. The men disbanded and went home, and 3,000 or 4,000 were killed by the boors.
The bearer heard all this from some of the soldiers whom he met. Upon the answer that was made here to the agents of Clevys, the Duke holds a parliament or council this Whitsunweek. The said agents departed hence with an answer nothing to their contentation, as Vaughan wrote on Whitsunday. Brussels, 28 May.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.: Letters from the King's ambassadors and others out of strange countries.
28 May.
R. O.
You will remember that in Feb. 1538 last there was delivered to you at your request, by a mariner, named Peter de Cupre, of Antwerp, three puncheons of Auxerrois, from his ship, belonging to me, for which you offered to pay the said mariner, but as he did not know the price you gave him a bond to pay what it was worth. I return your bond by the bearer to whom please pay 30 cr. of gold. Bruges, 28 May 1539.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.: at Calais.
28 May.
Though I wrote lately by Mr. Perpoynt, because this messenger, by whose help I sent you the French bible for which you wrote, [is going to Calais], I could do no less than write again. Commendations to Lord Lisle. Paris, 28 May 1539.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: at Calais.
29 May.
R. O.
I have received your letter of the 28th inst. by your servant Thos. Palmer, who departed immediately. I will see to accomplish it. According to your command I send Rauff Hare and the Barber of Mark. The Barber has declared openly that since he came into this country he never received the Sacrament with his good will, and though he has been had before the Commissary nothing has been done. I write nothing of malice, but the thing that was proved by depositions. I have always certified for the safety of this town. I know well your Lordship has been informed of the contrary by others, but I will justify what I have put my hand to. If any of my associates of the Council here have misinformed you I doubt not they will be known for what they are. Otherwise, if I should be used as I have been, I had rather lie in perpetual prison, and so I will write to the King, If I can get no remedy from your Lordship. Calais, 29 May.
Draft, p. 1.
Cleop. E. v.
B. M.
Burnet, VI.
1040. _ to _.
"And also news here":—Never Prince showed himself so wise, learned, and catholic as the King has done in this Parliament. Cannot express his goodness. We shall have an Act (fn. 8) that none shall dare say that bread or wine remains in the Sacrament after consecration; nor that a priest may have a wife; nor that it is necessary to receive Our Maker sub utrâque specie; nor that private masses should not be used; nor that auricular confession is unnecessary. And though my Lords of Canterbury, Ely, Salisbury, Worcester, Rochester, and St. David's defended the contrary long time, his Highness confounded them all with his learning. York, Durham, Winchester, London, Chichester, Norwich, and Carlisle have shown themselves honest and well-learned men. "We of the temporalty have be all of one opinion, and my lord Chancellor and my lord Privy Seal as good as we can devise. My lord of Cant' and all these bishops have given their opinion, and came in to us, save Salisbury, who yet continueth a lewd fool. Finally, all England have cause to thank God, and most heartily to rejoice of the King's most godly proceedings."
P. 1.
30 May.
R. O.
Has received his letters written 28 May bidding him deliver the goods and bonds of Robt. Stokes, who hung himself in the hundred of Folkestone, in which hundred Cromwell's predecessors have always had such profits. Has not delivered them to the High Almoner's servant, but has arranged for him to be with Cromwell at London on Wednesday next. Will bring with him 33l. 11s., and then, Cromwell's title being well pondered, the money can be paid where he thinks meet. Swynkefield, 30 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Keeper of the Privy Seal. Endd.
30 May.
R. O.
I thank you for the good cheer you made my wife at her last being in England, and for the news you sent to Calais, which has made me more glad than any that I have had for many a day, for we have had here such erroneous opinions against the Sacrament, with such light and evil communication concerning the mass, as I think has not been used or heard in any place, besides other evil opinions concerning Scripture, and banding of certain persons for maintaining them. I have been continually vexed therewith these two years, and would not live so another two years if the King would give me four times as much, for I cannot govern according to my bounden duty unless redress be had. Even now the Lord Chamberlain, Mr. Wallop, myself, Mr. Treasurer, the Knight Porter, and Mr. Rookewood, go about to redress the said opinions, but certain other of the Council are against us. The vintners and constables of the town, by the persuasion of certain subtle persons of the said opinions and evil sort, have written against us, so that I think such division has not been seen in this town. It has never been heard that any company or band of the retinue should write to the King's council in England without the knowledge of the Deputy and Council here.
The Lord Privy Seal has commanded me to send over one Rauffe Hare, of the retinue, and a fellow of Merke, who have spoken certain evil words against the Sacrament. If you cause Thos. Boyce, who is now one of the burgesses of the Parliament for Calais, and is in London, to be brought before the King, I think he will show such matter concerning the words and communication of Hare and others, as you have not heard. Keep this letter close, for if it come to my lord Privy Seal's knowledge, I should be half undone. Calais, the penult. of May.
I have written plainly to my lord Privy Seal that I have written three times to him that I cannot serve the King here without obedience. Recommend me to my lord of Southampton and my lord of Harford.
Draft, pp. 2. Endd.: To Sir Anthony Brown.
31 May.
Harl M. S.
6807, f. 2.
B. M.
Payments made by Ric. Cotton, esq., comptroller of the Prince's household from 1 Oct. 30 Hen. VIII. to 31 May "eodem anno" (sic). Divided under the headings pistrinum, buttileria, garderoba, coquina, emptoria, pulleria, scuttilleria, salseria, aula et camera, and stabil'. Total 3,733l. 19s. 1¼d. A half yèar's wages of household 461l. 19s. 3d. Total of all, 4,195l. 18s. 7¼d.
P. 1.
31 May.
R. O.
Not long since I wrote by the gentlewoman (fn. 9) and afterwards by Kynterdal's maid. As yet I hear no word of the 20l. which Harris should send. Lady Suffolk's answer is not yet come, at which I am surprised. Mr. Rolles does not yet know the last of the earl of Bridgwater's mind. I think that he will know before this week pass. He has sold land since his coming up, and perhaps, being well furnished with money, is in no haste to conclude. "Were that all spent, as it is well onwards, I think reasonable money would not be refused." I send a letter from my lord of Hertford. Mr. Skutt has his 20 dozen quails, but only four dozen and five quails are left for Mr. Tywck, and Jas. Robarttz' wife has none to make up the six dozen. I have delivered Mrs. Katharine 50 shillings. She expects to leave next week. Mrs. Anne cannot tell whether the King pays for her board or not. I will send the quilts "along seas" by Gilliam. As to your kirtle, there will be no remedy here. I send by the bearer a matins book, which I hope is of the kind you want, for I had much seeking ere I could find it. I hear nothing of Lyngham, and cannot judge what he intends. I doubt your ladyship shall pay all at length. The draper presses me hard. I would he were paid. As to the stuff of the late lord Marquis and lord Montague, none was sold but that which my lord of Sussex had. The best was kept for the King. I send a letter from my lady Rutland. Mr. Rolles has not delivered me any money. He says the parsonage rent is not yet paid. He has this night promised to deliver me 5l., or what he can spare. London, 31 May.
The poticary has been with me and hears nothing of Lyngham. He says Mr. Parcons, the physician, is here, and that my lord Chancellor has sent for him for certain diseases my lady his wife has.
Since writing I have paid for the quilts 57s. and 12d. for canvas, packing, and bringing home to my lodging. With the quilts are packed 16 pieces of saye in panes. James Robertz' wife has now promised to make up the number of quails, and if she do I will present them.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
31 May.
Kaulek, 101.
Has received his letter of the 20th and thanks the king of England for his prompt justice done upon the pirates. Will be in two or three days in Paris, and will then go to Picardy. Fontainebleau, 31 May.
French abstract.
* Two modern transcripts, one headed 6 June, are in R. O.
31 May.
Kaulek, 101.
Similar to the preceding. Fontainebleau, 31 May.
French abstract.
* Two modern transcripts, one headed 6 June, are in R. O.
31 May.
Ribier I., 464.
1047. SIEUR DANGERANT [BOIS-RIGAULT], (fn. 10) French Agent in Switzerland, to FRANCIS I.
Dr. Celius has informed him of the present state of Germany and the great suspicion the Protestant princes and towns have of Francis because of the late declaration of the bishop of Lunden ("Londes," and below "Londres") at Francfort. Some of them can scarcely believe that Francis has made such a declaration to the Emperor. Thinks Francis should write private letters to each of the princes and towns that he has given no such charge nor in any way consented to what the bp. of Lunden said, namely, that Francis had declared against them. This impression could thus be abolished, without arousing the jealousy of the Emperor or king of the Romans by sending any ambassador at present; for this Diet will last long and will conclude nothing. The Bishop's declaration has caused the said princes and towns to send ambassadors into England, with which otherwise they would have had no dealings. Thinks that if the Protestants have some assurance of Francis and things are otherwise than the Bishop said, this enterprise of England will be easily broken, which seems in no manner good for Francis. Soleurre, 31 May 1539.
R. O.
1048. DIETS of the COUNCIL.
Expenses allowed for the diets of the lords of the Council at Westminster, from 16 April to 28 May, for Easter term 29 Hen. VIII. specifying the sums for each separate item. Tuesday, 16 (fn. 11) April, for bread, ale, beer, flour, in all, 5s. 10d.; for boiling beef, loins and necks of mutton, rumps of beef, loins and breasts of veal, kids, geese, rabbits, "marybones," capons, pigeons, bacon, butter, cream, chickens to bake, spices, onions and herbs, sauce and salt, cups and trenchers, pippins, oranges, cooks' wages, and boathire [in all, 45s. 11d.]
Friday, 28 [27] April. Bread, ale, &c., 5s. 4d. Ling, haberden, and other kinds of fish, quinces, spices, and other kinds of fruit, cups and trenchers, cooks' wages, and boathire, 49s. 7d.
[N.B. The expenses of each day following are in the same manner made up in two totals, the first being invariably for bread, ale, beer, and flour; the second for variable items of meat, fish, and other things. We shall call these the bread bill and the meat or fish bill after the principal items].
Tuesday, 1 May. Bread bill, 5s. 10d. Meat bill, 51s. 11d.
Monday, 7 May, bread bill, 5s. 4d. Fish bill, 33s. 1d.
Tuesday, 8 May. Bread bill, 5s. 10d. Fish bill, 54s. 2d.
Wednesday, 9 May Bread bill, 5s. 10d. Fish bill, 52s. 2d.
Friday, 11 May. Bread bill, 5s. 10d. Fish bill, 41s. 2d.
Tuesday, 15 May. Bread bill, 10s. 2d. Meat bill, 4l. 7s. (5 messes).
Wednesday, 16 May. Bread bill, 9s. 2d. Meat bill, 3l. 11s. 4d. (4 messes).
Thursday, 17 May. Bread bill, 5s. 10d. Meat bill, 45s. 7d.
Monday, 28 May. Bread bill, 5s. 4d. Fish bill, 51s. 3d.
ii. Provisions made for Easter term, 29 Hen. VIII., for 11 days, viz.:—to Alaly of the jewel house, for conveyance of plate various times from the Tower to Westminster; also for coals, "talwood," fagots, canvas, and other articles, in all 41s. 7d. For 11 dinners, 4 were of 4 messes, and one of 3, 34l. 18s. 1d.
iii. Expenses for diets from 1 June to 13 July, for Trinity term, 29 Hen. VIII., set forth in bread and meat or fish bills as in § i., the days being (though very erroneously noted) Monday, 1 June (fn. 12) , Thursday, 4 June†, Friday, 10 June†, Wednesday, 14 June†, Friday, 16 June†, Friday, 22 June, Tuesday, 3 July, Saturday, 13 July.
iv. Provisions for the term, 42s. Expenses of 8 dinners, 24l. 19s. 8d.
v. Expenses for diets from 5 Oct. to 23 "Oct." (Nov.), for Mich. term 29 Hen. VIII., with 2 separate bills each day as before, the days being very inaccurately noted, as, 5 Oct., Friday, 13 [12] Oct., 28 Oct., Wednesday, 31 Oct., Saturday, 4 [3] Nov., Friday, 8 [9] Nov., Friday, 16 Nov., Monday, 20 [19] Nov., Thursday, 23 [22] Nov.
vi. Provisions made for Mich. term, 29 Hen. VIII. In all, 4l. 15s. 5d. Expenses for 9 dinners in the Council Chamber, 32l. 15s. 8d.
vii. Expenses for diets from 31 Jan, to 14 Feb., for Hilary term, 29 Hen. VIII., in two bills each day as before, the days being Thursday, 31 Jan., Monday, 6 [4] Feb., Monday, 11 Feb., Wednesday, 13 Feb., Thursday, 14 Feb.
viii. Provisions made for Hilary term, 8l. 16s. 8d. Expenses for 5 dinners, 21l. 18s. 6d.
ix. Expenses for diets for Easter term, 30 Hen. VIII., set forth as before, viz., on Thursday, 8 [9] May, Monday 13th, Wednesday 15th, (on which day there is a meat bill, and no fish) Thursday 23d, Friday 24th, Tuesday, 4 June, Wednesday 8th (qu. Saturday, 8th).
x. Provisions, 58s. 4d. Expenses of 7 dinners, 25l. 2s. 10d.
xi. Expenses for diets in Trinity term, 30 Hen. VIII., viz., on Friday, 28 June, Wednesday, 3 July, Thursday 4th, Friday 14th [12th], Friday 21st [19th], Tuesday 28th [30th ?].
xii. Provisions made for Trinity term, 32s. 6d. Expenses of 6 dinners, 18l. 11s. 6d.
xiii. Expenses for diets in Mich. term, 30 Hen. VIII. The days are so inaccurately noted that the true dates are doubtful; for which reason an indication is here given of the fare:—Monday, 3 Oct. (meat), Monday, 10 Oct. (meat), Friday, 14 Oct. (fish), Monday, 17 Oct. (meat), Tuesday, 18 Oct. (fish), Monday, 4th Nov. (which is right, meat), Wednesday, 6 Nov. (which is right, meat), Wednesday, 12 Nov. (meat), Friday, 19 Nov. (meat), Saturday, 24 Nov. (fish), Thursday, 28 Nov. (which is right, meat), Friday, 30 Nov. (fish), Monday, 3 Dec. (meat), Wednesday, 5 Dec. (meat).
xiv. Provisions made for Mich. term, 30 Hen. VIII., 13l. 8d. Expenses of 14 dinners, 56l. 3s. 8d.
xv. Expenses for Hilary term, 30 Hen. VIII. The days are Wednesday, 28th [29th] Jan., Friday, 31 Jan., Friday, 7 Feb., Wednesday [Friday], 14 Feb.
xvi. Provisions made for Hilary term, 66s. Expenses for 4 days, 18l. 9s. 11d.
xvii. Expenses for Easter term, 31 Hen. VIII., viz., on Friday, 24th [25th] April, Friday, 2 May, Wednesday [Friday] 16th (fish), Tuesday 23d [20th ?]
xviii. Provisions made for Easter term, 31 Hen. VIII., 34s. 6d. Expenses for 4 days, 15l. 16s. 11d.
Total expenses for 68 dinners in the Council Chamber, in 29, 30, and 31 Hen. VIII., 248l. 16s. 9d. Audited by John Mynne. Signed by Cranmer, lord Chancellor Audeley, Cromwell, Rob. earl of Sussex, Francis earl of Shrewsbury, Cuthbert bp. of Durham, and William lord Saint John.
Pp. 86, in a volume with parchment cover slightly mutilated.
R. O.
1049. LEEDS CASTLE, Kent.
Account of John Williamson for his expenditure in the repairs of the castle of Leeds, Kent, against the coming thither of the lady Ughtred, and for implements bought and provided for the household in March xxx. and May xxx[j.] Henry VIII., and for board wages at Lewes after the dissolving of the household there. Total, 49l. 15s. 9d., of which 20l. has been received of Thos. Avery, by my Lord's command.
Large paper, pp. 2.
To remember what shall be done with the lady of Sarum, and where she shall be kept. What shall be done with the lady Marchioness. Mr. Ryches bill. To remember Richard Pollard for the manor of Holcombe. The signature of the letter to the duke of Saxony. A letter to my lord Chamberlain. To remember the master of the Rolls. For the execution of them that be attainted. Whether the King will give any black to the ambassadors of the Emperor and France or not. To remember Canbury. To remember the bishop of Llandaff.
P. 1. Endd.: Remembrances.
Because she cannot so often speak with Cromwell as her need requires, is bold to write. Finds certain things in the draft concerning Cromwell's award which put in adventure the forfeiture of her bond, others which will cause her to sustain loss, and others yet doubtful. Requires him to redress the same. Cannot perform the inventory because of the number of things out of her custody or which belonged exclusively to her husband. Nor is it needful, being only an occasion for her adversary to take advantage of her bond, for already a true inventory has been made. As for money, plate, specialties, obligations, bills of reckoning, &c., mentioned in the bill, has none except plate to the value of 3l. and 2 specialties : as for jewels, house-hold stuff, "catall," has none, but her son Anthony has the true inventory. Hasard of the safe return of things so delivered [will be] a ready mean for the said Anthony to cause her to forfeit her bond, in which she stands charged in the whole sum. Where the bill demands respite for the delivery of her legacies; has already sustained loss for lack of them, for she could not employ her ground, and now the time draws near for shearing sheep and storing and changing pastures, which shall otherwise stand void this whole year. Requests that Cromwell's arbitrament may take place shortly. It is not in the bill whether she is to have the 20 score sheep with their lambs or no; desires them as her right because there were no other sheep so-called on Byrdsthorn, but only ewes which have all yeaned since her husband's death.
Cromwell has delivered her from so many troubles of the law which have never ceased to wring her on every side, and have brought her into such debt that without his help she must leave her children in extreme poverty. Sends a poor token.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
About 3 weeks past, Dr. Godryke, parson of Hothfeld, came to me being very sick and showed me of an erroneous table set up beside a crucifix in a chapel in the north aisle of Esshetisford church; of which I enclose the tenor. The doctor razed out the word "honor," but a priest named Sir Michael set it in again and said the doctor did naught in putting it out, and that he had better not do it again. The doctor and I showed this matter to my uncle Goldwell, justice of the peace, who caused both the rood and table to be taken away; but he would not take it upon him to punish the setter up of the table, nor the priest for his "unsittyng" demeanour, without knowing your lordship's pleasure. I beg you to excuse my attendance on your lordship on account of my great sickness, and to be good to me for the stewardship of Esshetisford, which is in the gift of the dean of Seynt Stewnes, of Westmester. The fee is but 40s. a year. I send you a white, partridge as a rarity. Signed.
P. 1. In the same hand as No. 1053. Endd.
Declaims against idolatry and the bp. of Rome. Has twice since Easter preached against idolatry in the church of Ashford; yet in spite of the King's injunctions there remains an image called a rood in a chapel in the north aisle, besides that in the rood loft, before which stands a box to receive offerings, and people daily blaspheme God by making reverence to it. Saw a table beside it containing many blasphemous and erroneous terms—among others the word "honor," which he erased, and the priests put in again. One priest, Sir Michael, said "The parson of Hothfelde hath razed out a word, but it is set in again." Showed the matter to Mr. John Fogges and Mr. Goldwell, justices of the peace, favorers of God's word. Mr. Fogg's servant will deliver a copy of the table. After the proclamation against images of bishop Becket, they transposed his image in the church, took the cross out of his hands and put in a woolcomb till they saw that Mr. Goldwell caused all Becket's images in his parish church to be broken and put down. Several have told the writer they thought they might transpose and let the images stand with new tokens in their hands, but he has always told them transposing would not serve. The injunction is ill obeyed, for few of the sermons are sincerely preached except by my lord of Canterbury and his chaplains.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
I have looked on the bill you have sent me, which you affirm to be a copy of the writing on a table lately set up beside the crucifix in the north chapel at Esshetisford, on which you desire to know my mind. I think some words in the writing be very ill, especially "honor" and "reverently," and both he who wrote it and he who set it up have done ill. I marvel it was not reformed since the last injunctions of my lord Vicegerent touching images, which show how they should be used, and why they are allowed to stand in churches. I have found in times past that when there is any crucifix in a church or chapel except that in the roodloft, that there be more fashions of idolatry used to the crucifix apart than to that in the roodloft. I also hear that some persons in Wye being forbidden any longer to set up their tapers before images of saints, set them up in the roodloft between the tapers suffered to stand for the adorning of the church. "Also I perceive that there is in many churches the image, as they call it, of our Lady of Pity, having her son in her arms after he was taken down from the cross; which I do not perceive to be a true story by the Scripture, yet to these images the people have much mind. And though of late there are no offerings to such images I have known to many of them offerings to be done, and to one such image in one particular church pardon granted by the cardinal of the Suches, (fn. 13) when he was in England in Cardinal Vulcy's time, and then a chapel of timber made for the said image, and there the pardon set up, and after by the procurers of the same the pardon taken away." Thinks it necessary my lord Vicegerent be informed of this.
Hol., p. 1. In the same hand as Goderick's letter.
Vitell. B. XIV.
B. M.
A mutilated paper describing some abominable crimes committed by the duke of Castro, the Pope's son. Reference is made also to Signor Ottavio, son of the Duke and son-in-law of the Emperor; "et si ripiglia li 200,000 ducati che gia ... posito per comperar un stato al detto Sor. Ottavio ... obligandosi a spenderli nella guerra che dicono ... volere fare contre il Turco."
"Parlasi di volere reformare la chiesia (sic) et li preti ... ne stanno di mala voglia."
Some other cardinals will be made. The Pope is making every effort to get Siena, but it is not expected that he will succeed.
The above is in Italian. An English note is added in another hand as follows: Your Lordship may use the declaration of this matter, but not show the writing, as the hand might be known. The abomination hereof may be better declared in this their own language than in English, and, to be plain, I would have been ashamed to write it; "yet it is meet to be known, seeing' they find so many faults with others; assuring you it is not hidden here, and if it were I would not hide it."
Italian, pp. 2. With some modern marginal notes which are mutilated as well as the text. Docketed by the English writer: Advertisements out of Italy.
1056. GRANTS in MAY 1539.
1. Wm. Rycheman, alias Webbe. Grant, dated Westm., 1 May, wrongly enrolled on Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 37. Vacated because inrolled in the 32nd year.
2. Harold Rosell, of Cottegrave, Notts. Grant, in fee, of the manor of Cottegrave, Notts., which belonged to the suppressed monastery of Swyneshed, Linc.; the granges, lands, and tenements called Cottegrave Graunge, Herteswell Graunge, and Broughton Graunge, in Cottegrave and Kenalton, Notts., and all other manors, granges, &c., in those places; and 3s. yearly rent in the town of Nottingham; and 2s. yearly rent in Manchester, Lanc., all which belonged to the said late abbey of Swyneshed; in as full manner as John Addyngham, the late abbot, held the same. Yearly value, 38l. 12d.; rent, 76s. 2d. Del. Westm., 1 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 11.
3. John Wall, clk., born a subject of the king of Scots. Denization. Westm., 1 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 7; m. 20.
4. Robert Harvye, native of Normandy. Denization. Westm., 1 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 2. m. 34.
5. Adam Bardesey. Lease of the rectories of Galmeton and Scaueby, Yorks., which belonged to the late priory of Bridlington, and are in the King's hands by the attainder of William, late prior there; for 21 years at 7l. 6s. 8d. and 20s. respectively Del. Westm., 3 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
6. Walter, the prior, and the convent of the monastery of St. Andrew, Rochester, Kent. Licence (for 100l.) to alienate the manor of Haddenham, Bucks., and all their lands in Haddenham and Codyngton, or elsewhere, Bucks., except the rectories of Haddenham, Kingesey, and Codyngton; to Edw. Northe; and to the said Edward to alienate rectories, manors, or lands to the yearly value of 40l. to the said prior and convent. Del. Westm., 3 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Endorsed: A licence for Master North to exchange lands with an abbey, at the suit of Master Buttys. Pat. p. 1, m. 35.
7. Denizations:—John Bousy. Westm., 3 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 34.
Walter Deleno, a native of Brabant in the Emperor's dominions. Greenwich, 9 April, 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.. 3 May, 31 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 36.
William Symond, clk., born a subject of the King of the French. Westm., 3 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 36.
8. Harold Rosell, of Cottegrave, Notts. Licence to alienate the manor of Cottegrave, the granges, &c., called Cottegrave and Broughton Grange, and all other lands in Cottegrave, Notts, held of the King in capite, and 3s. yearly rent in the town of Nottingham, and 2s. yearly rent in Manchestre, Lanc., to Geo. Pierpount and Elizabeth his wife. Westm., 4 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 10.
ii. Harold Rosell, of Cottegrave, Notts. Licence to alienate the grange called Harteswell grange in Kenalton, Notts., to John Constable and Joan his wife. Westm., 4 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 10.
9. Geo. Owen, physician. Licence to enfeoff Ric. Gwent, clk., Th. Powell, clk., Hen. Morgan, clk., Th. Gwent and Th. Mondey, and their heirs, of the manor of Erdyngton, Oxon., to the intent that they may regrant it to the said George and Lœtitia, his wife, and heirs of their bodies, with contingent remainder to the right heirs of the said George. Westm., 4 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 54.
10. Jas. Foxe. Annuity of 8l. issuing from the manor of Estnewton, Yorks., (which belonged to Chr. Norton, deceased), during the minority of Eliz. Norton and Joan Norton, sisters and heirs of the said Christopher; which the said Christopher held of the King in chief, by reason of the minority of George (fn. 14) lord Coniers, the King's ward:—with the wardship and marriage of the said Elizabeth and Joan. Del. Westm., 5 May, 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 5.
11. Jas. Grene. Annuity of 3l. 4s. 8d. issuing from 3 messuages or burgages in Ledes, Colton and Austropp, Yorks., which belonged to Alex. Dyneley, dec., during the minority of John Dyneley, son and heir of the said Alexander; with the wardship and marriage of the said John. Del. Westm., 5 May, 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 27.
12. Ant. Hamond. Annuity of 11l. 13s. 4d., issuing from a chief messuage called Raworth Hall, with certain lands and tenements in Dalton, Yorks., which belonged to Ric. Langley, deceased; during the minority of Ric. Langley, s. and h. of the said Richard; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Del. Westm., 5 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 28.
13. Denizations:—Drego de la Roche. Denization. Westm., 5 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 34.
William de la Hay, alias Gilham de la Hay, glasier, born subject of the King of France. Westm., 5 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 34.
14. Sir John Seynt-John. To be yeoman forester of Fermyng Woodes, Northt. Westm., 4 May 31 Hen. VIII. Del. 6 May. P.S.—Pat. p. 1, m. 35.
15. Savoye hospital, Midd. Confirmation to the master and chaplains of King Henry VII.'s hospital called the Savoye, Midd., of a messuage called Somertons, an orchard or garden, 74 acres of land and 4 acres of meadow, and 20 ares of wood called Oxford Grove, lying near the said messuage in the vill of Kentyn, in the parish of Sonbury, Midd., and 81 acres, 1½ rood, of land lying in divers furlongs and parcels in a field called Westfeld and other places in Sonbury; which premises the said master and chaplains now hold of the King, as of the manor of Kentyn, alias Colkyuton, by fealty and a yearly rent of 26s. 4d. and by service at the court of the manor. The value of the premises is 6l. 13s. 4d., as appears by the report of the King's commissioners in the Exchequer under the heading of rents and farms in Colkenyngton, called Oxynford. To be in future held by fealty and a yearly rent of 4d. only, and the hospital is to be released of 6s. 8d. of the yearly sum of 10s. 8¼d. ½ farthing and 1/10 of 2 farthings due to the Crown as the tenth. Also exemption from first fruits in consideration that the master and chaplains are willing, by their deed to be inrolled in Chancery, to grant to the Crown the land meadow and wood aforesaid parcel of the above in Sonbury, Midd., of the yearly value of 53s. 4d. Del. Westm., 7 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 33.
16. Ric. Warde, of Laurence Waltham, Berks., and Colubra, his wife, daughter of Wm. Lambert, late of Chertsey, Surrey, serjeant at arms, deceased. Grant in tail (in exchange for the manor of Stannors, Surrey, and divers lands, &c., in Chabham, Bisley, and Horsell, Surrey, bargained and sold to the Crown by the said Richard and Colubra, and Alice Lambert, widow of the said William, and lands called Tottalles in Chabham sold by the said Ric.), of the reversion and rent of 6l. reserved upon the following leases:—(1) By Thomas, late abbot, and the convent of St. Mary Abendon, 9 May 10 Hen. VIII., to Th. Warde, of the manor of Hurste, Berks, for life at 6l. rent, and (2) By the same, 8 Jan. 28 Hen. VIII., to Edm. Aishefeld, of the said manor, for life from the death of the said Thomas. The said Thomas is now dead, and the said Edmund seized of the premises.
Also, the manor of Hurste alias Wisheley in Hurste, Berks., belonging to the late monastery of Abendon; in as full manner as Th. Rowlande alias Penthecoste, the late abbot, held the same.
To hold to the said Richard and Colubra and the heirs of the body of the said Colubra by the said Richard; with remainder in default of issue to the right heirs of the said Richard; rent 4l. 10s. 3½d. Del. Westm., 7 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 27.
17. Cuthbert, bishop of Durham. Annuity of 20 marks issuing from the manor of Twiselton and the messuages lands, &c., in Bentham, Burton, Westhus, Thornton, Wesweke, Kellote, and Gressingham, Yorks. and Lanc., which belonged to Wm. Redmayne, deceased; during the minority of Wm. Redmayne, kinsman and heir of the said William; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Del. Westm., 7 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 26. Rymer, XIV., 640.
18. Denizations:—Peter Johnson, born a subject of the Emperor. Westm., 7 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 36.
Clement Parry, born a subject of the king of the French. Westm., 7 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 36.
19. Th. Beryton. Annuity of 9l. issuing from certain lands in Dunkley and Dodnam, Worc., which belonged to Th. Haye, deceased, during the minority of Eliz. Heye, Marg. Heye, and Joan Heye, daughters and co-heirs of the said Thomas; with the wardship and marriage of the said daughters. Del. Westm., 8 May, 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6. m. 6.
20. Jas. Foxe. Annuity of,26s. issuing from a messuage in Rychmound, Yorks., late of Edw. Huddeswell, deceased, during the minority of Eleanor and Eliz. Huddeswell, ds. and hs. of the said Edward; with the wardship and marriage of the said heirs. Del. Westm., 8 May, 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 41.
21. Edw. Lamburn. Lease of the chief mansion or site of the manor house of Woddesden, Bucks., and certain closes (named) of land in Woddesdon, in the King's hands by the attainder of Henry, late marquis of Exeter; with reservations; term 21 years; rent 22l. 11s. Del. Westm., 8 May, 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 28.
22. John Sheppard. Lease of the site of the manor or farm called "the Erle of Devonshire is Farme" in Wavenden, Bucks., with a parcel of the lands called the "Clay pits" in which the "Fullers erthe" is; in the King's hands by the attainder of Henry, late marquis of Exeter; with reservations; for 21 years; at 11l. 6s. 8d. rent. Del. Westm., 8 May, 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 29.
23. Ric. Cotton. Lease of the demesne lands of the manor of Tredyngton called Penylonde, parcel of the earldom of Warwick, Glouc.; with reservation of a parcel of the lands called Penylonde, parcel of a close called Smytheslosne late in the tenure of Agnes Stede, and another parcel called Swilliatts, alias Smytheslone, late. enclosed by Wm. Smythe, late in the tenure of Eliz. Cogan, Ric. Hill, Wm. Lander, and Dan. Sheldon, formerly granted to farm by King Hen. VII. to the abbot and convent of Tewkisbury, and all woods, underwoods, &c.; for 21 years; at 73s. 1d. rent, and 23d. increase. Del. Westm., 9 May, 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 30.
24. John Harryngton. Licence to alienate a parcel of land or pasture called Highwood in the fields of Withcok and adjoining Wolston Park, alias Wofston Woods, and all messuages, lands, &c., in Withcok, with the advowson of the rectory of Withcok, to John Smyth, his heirs and assigns for ever. Westm., 9 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 30.
25. Giles Aubert, native of Normandy. Denization. Westm., 11 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 34.
26. William, abbot of St. Mary's, York. Annuity of 10l. to be assigned to him, by the Master of the Wards, out of the lands of John Crofte, deceased, in cos. Northum., Lanc., and York; during the minority of Edm. Crofte, son and heir of the said John: with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Del. Westm., 12 May, 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 37.
27. Th. Pomerey. Livery of lands as son and heir of Sir Edw. Pomerey, dec., son and heir of Sir Ric. Pomerey, likewise deceased; and son and heir of Joan Pomerey, late wife of the said Edward; of all the possessions of the said Edward, Joan, and Richard. Richmond, 24 April 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 30.
28. Th. Colepeper, jun., a gentleman of the Privy Chamber. Grant in tail male of the manors of Fordamhall alias Fordyngham and Archentyne, Essex, a pasture called Fordham Frythe, Essex, and all appurtenances of the said manors; which premises came to the King's hands by the attainder, of Sir Edw. Nevell. Greenwich, 11 Apr.. 30 Hen. VIII.—Del. Westm., 13 May. 31 Hen. VIII. p.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 30.
29. Sir Francis lord Hastinges. Annuity of 20l. issuing from the manors of Goodeby and Overtonquartermarshe, Leic., which belonged to Ric. Beamount, deceased, during the minority of Nich. Beamount, son and heir of the said Richard; with the wardship and marriage of the said Nicholas. Del. Westm., 14 May, 31 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 35.
30. Edw. Elryngton. Pardon for having, without licence, acquired, to himself and his heirs, of Sir John Tuchet lord Audeley, by fine in Trin. 30 Hen. VIII., the manors of Peryton and Downend, certain messuages, lands, &c., in Peryton and Downend, and the advowson of the church of Peryton, Soms. Westm., 14 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 12.
31. Ric. Layton. clk., archdeacon of Buckingham. Grant of all messuages, lands, &c., in Ireby, Tunstall, Hornby, Wratton, and Clayghton, or elsewhere in co. Lanc., which belonged to Th. Redmayne, deceased; during the minority of Wm. Redmayne, son and heir of the said Thomas; with the wardship and marriage of the said William. Del. Westm., 15 May, 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 23.
32. Lowestoft, Suff. Release to the men and tenants of the vill of Lothuwistofte, in the half-hundred of Ludingalanda (Lothingland), Suff., of tolls, stallage, chiminage, and other dues, it having been certified to Richard III., in Chancery, that the said vill is of the ancient demesne of the Crown. Westm., 16 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 10.
33. Rob. Bowes. Annuity of 20 marks issuing from certain lands and tenements in Jessemonde, Elleswik, and Newcastell, Nthld., and in Irby, Yorks., late of Ralph Carre, deceased, during the minority of Wm. Carre, son and heir of the said Ralph; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Del. Westm., 16 May, 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 42.
34. Ric. Fulmerston, of Thetford, Suff. Licence to alienate the manor of Fouldon, Norf., and all messuages, lands, &c., in Fouldon, thereto belonging, to Hen. Holdyche, son and heir apparent of Rob. Holdiche. Westm., 16 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 11.
35. Sir Wm. Powlet lord Seynt John. John Baker the Attorney General, Wm. Conesby. Wm. Portman and Nich. Willoughby. Licence to alienate the manor of Castell Cary, and certain messuages, lands, &c., in Castell Cary, Soms., to Dorothy Mountjoye, widow, for life, with remainder to Edward earl of Hertford, and his heirs. Westm., 16 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 29.
36. Wm. Tankerd. Annuity of 5l. issuing from the lands in Mynskype, Yorks., and Laxton, Notts., which belonged to Rob. Thorpe, deceased, during the minority of Eliz. Thorpe, kinswoman and heir of the said Robert; with the wardship and marriage of the said Elizabeth. Del. Westm., 17 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 24.
37. Launcelot Harryson, a yeoman of the Guard. Lease of the site of the monastery of Jervaux, and divers parcels (named) of demesne lands thereto belonging, Yorks., in the King's hands by the attainder of Adam, the late abbot; with reservations; term 21 years; rent 23l. 8s. On surrender of patent 13 Feb. 30 Hen. VIII. granting him a similar lease at the rent of 12l. only. Del. Westm., 17 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 32.
38. Th. Bacon, clk., S.T.B., one of the King's chaplains. Presentation to the parish church of Barrowe, near the town of Bury St. Edmund's, Suff., Norwich dioc., void by the resignation of Sim. Haynes, and at the King's disposal by a grant of Wm. Butt, by his deed dated 30 April 31 Hen. VIII., who held the first presentation by grant of Thomas lord Wentworth and Anne Wentworth, widow and relict of Sir Ric. Wentworth, of the county of Suffolk. Del. Westm., 17 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Endd.: "Mr. Buttes bill," Pat. p. 4, m. 30.
39. Commission of the Peace.
Herts: Th. lord Audeley of Walden, Chancellor, Th. duke of Norfolk, Chas. duke of Suffolk, Th. lord Crumwell, Privy Seal, Hen. earl of Essex, Th. earl of Rutland, J. bp. of Lincoln, T. bp. of Ely, Hen. lord Morley, Sir John lord Russel, Sir John Spelman, John Baker, attorney general, Sir Richard Riche, Sir Hen. Parker, Sir Giles Capell, Sir Griffin Donne, Sir Ph. Buttiler, John Goodryke, Rob. Lytton, John Bolles, John Copywoodd, Geo. Hide, Edw. Brokett, John Peryent, sen., John Conyngesby, Th. Knyghton, John Gill, John Newporte, Robt. Dacres, Th. Hemmyng, Hen. Heydon, Wm. Gery and John Sewster. Westm., 17 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2d.
40. Edm. Shakerley, of Watton Attstone, Herts, labourer. Pardon for the murder of Robt. Hertte, with an arrow, 9 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII., as appears by an inquisition taken at Watton Attstone, 1 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII., before John Berners, one of the coroners in said co. Del. Westm., 18 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Enrolled on Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 4 m. 12.
41. Ric. Cotton, Th. Storke, John Girling, Wm. Smyth, Wm. Sharpe, John Bois, Wm. Bunnyng, Geo. Alwood and Rob. Shipton. Lease of the watermill in the vill of Borne, Linc., with the toll of the weekly market there and other profits of the same market, and the agistment of a park or marsh called Borne Fenne in the lordship of Borne, parcel of the lands called Rychemonds lands, Linc.; with reservations; term 21 years, at the yearly rents of 10l. for the mill and toll of the market, 100s. for Borne Fenne, and 40d. of increase. Del. Westm., 19 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 31.
42. Yorkshire: Commission to Wm. Lee, Hen. Ardyngton, Laur. Kyghley and Gilb. Scotte, to inquire concerning the lands and heir of Walt. Calverley, deceased. Westm., 19 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 9d.
43. Northumberland: Commission to Sir Rob. Ellerker, Lionel Gray and Rob. Meynell, to enquire concerning the lands and heir of Ralph Swynhowe. Westm., 20 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 9d.
44. Sir Edw. Braye, and Joan his wife. Grant in tail male (of Sir Edward) of the reservations and rents reserved upon the following leases, viz. :—
(1) By Lawrence, formerly abbot, and the convent of the late monastery of St. Martin, Battle, Sussex, 19 Aug. 3 Hen. VIII., to Ric. Myddelton, alias Mylton, of the site of the manor of Alfryston, Sussex, certain lands belonging thereto which John Chapman then held to farm, and a pasture and hill called "le Haspe" of old belonging to the said manor; for 50 years; at 3l. 13s. 4d. rent.
(2) By Laurence, late abbot, and the same convent, 14 Sept. 27 Hen., VIII., to John à Broke, of Clopham, jun., of the manor of Clopham, with appurtenances in Lullyngton, Sussex, for 60 years at 7 marks and 6 quarters of corn rent.
To hold by the yearly rent of 20s. 8d. Del. Westm, 20 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m 25.
45. John Grey. Lease (1) of 80 acres of pasture for sheep in the lordship of Cressyngham Parva, Norf., adjoining the common of Cressyngham aforesaid, with liberty of faldage, and (2) a "foulde course" at Thornehill upon the common of Saham, Norf., called "the lord's fold course" under the pale of the park (fn. 15) there; and (3) another "fould course" at Brakehill in the lordship of Saham (misread Sahill in the roll) aforesaid. All which are parcel of Warewykes landes; in the King's hands by the death of Thomas earl of Wiltshire. For 21 years; at rents of 6l., 4l. and 13s. 4d. Del. Westm. 21 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 29.
46. Commission of the Peace.
Surrey: Th. abp. of Canterbury, Th. lord Audeley of Walden, C., Th. duke of Norfolk, Chas. duke of Suffolk, Th. lord Crumwell, Privy Seal, Th. earl of Rutland, Wm. earl of Southampton, R. bp. of St. Asaph's, Wm. lord Haward, Sir Hen. lord Mautravers, Edm. lord Braye, Sir Chr. Hales, M. R., Sir John Spelman, John Baker, attorney-general, Sir Ric. Weston. Sir Th. Nevell, Sir John Gage, Sir Th. Hennege, Sir Ant. Brown, Sir Ric. Longe, Sir John Dudley, Sir John Aleyn, Sir John Gresham, Sir Matt. Broun, Sir John Gaynesford, John Danaster, Wm. Whorwood, Chr. More, Jasper Horsey, Nich. Legh of Adyngton, Robt. Wystershull, Rob. Acton, Th. Lysley, Th. Stydall, Th. Heron, John Skynner, Ambrose Wolley, Jas. Skynner, Rob. Curson, John Skott, Ralph Johnson, John Mores, and Wm. Muschampe. Westm., 21 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1d.
47. Ric. Grenewayes, a gentleman usher of the King's Chamber. Grant in fee (for 100l.) of the reversion and rents reserved upon the following leases:—
(1.) By John, bishop of Gallipoli ("episcopus Calipolensis"), formerly master, and the brethren of the hospital of Acon in London, now dissolved, to Benedict Lee, 21 Oct. 12 Hen. VIII.—of the lordship of Huckott, Bucks, and a croft called Lyttull Mylham, and all other lands, &c., belonging to the said lordship, except the advowson of the church; for 61 years; at 14l. 13s. 4d. rent. (2) By Laurence Gopforler, the late master, and the said brethren to the said Lee, 6 July 30 Hen. VIII., and A.D. 1538; for 30 years from Mich. A.D. 1581, at the same rent. Del. Westm., 22 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 24.
48. Rob. Rande, of the parish of Ardeleigh, Essex, alias of Colchester, laborer. Pardon of all offences committed before 1 March 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 23.
49. Wm. Turget, S.T.B. Presentation to the parish church of Dowlton, Exeter dioe., void by the attainder of Dan John Griffith, clk., last incumbent. Westm. 21 May 30 Hen. VIII. Del. 23 May 31 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m 37.
50. Commissions of the Peace.
Leicestershire: Th. lord Audeley of Walden, C., Th. duke of Norfolk, Chas. duke of Suffolk, Th. lord Crumwell, Privy Seal, Th. earl of Rutland, Geo. earl of Huntingdon, Wm. earl of Southampton, J. bp. of Lincoln, Sir Walt. Luke, Humph Broun, King's serjeant-at-law, Sir Th. Pulteney, John Villers, Sir Everard Dygby, Sir Wm. T[...]vile, Sir Hen. Poole, Edw. Mountague, King's serjeant-at-law, Rog. Wigston, Th. Nevell of Holte, Th. Hasilrige, Wm. Asheby, John Dygby, Wm. Legh, Th. Harvy, Edw. Warner, Th. Frye, Edm. Molyneux, Auth. Brokesby, Th. Grey, Ralph Sacheverell, Andrew Nowell and Nich. Jakson. Westm., 23 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2d.
51. Suffolk: T. abp. of Canterbury, Thos. lord Audeley of Walden, C., Th. duke of Norfolk, Chas. duke of Suffolk, Th. lord Crumwell, Privy Seal, John earl of Oxford, Rob. earl of Sussex, Wm. earl of Southampton, T. bp. of Ely, Th. lord Wentworth, John abbot of Bury St. Edmund's, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir John Baldewyn, Sir Geo. Somersett, Sir Arth. Hopton, Sir Anth. Wyngfeld, Sir John Willougby, Sir Th. Tey, Sir John Cornewales, Sir Wm. Walgrave, jun., Sir John Jernyngham, Sir Th. Barnardiston, Sir Th. Jermyn, Anth. Rowse, Ric. Warton, John Spryng, Lionel Talmage, John Sulyerd, John Gooderike, Hen. Gooderike, Geo. Colte, Rob. Downes, Rob. Carne, Chr. Glembam, John Harvy of Oulton, Rob. Rockwood, Rob. Broun, John Harman, jun., Edm. Lee, Wm. Rede, Th. Danyell of Sudbury, John Southwell, Hen. Doyll, Th. Sekford, Walt. Wadland, Rob. Raynold, Nich. Bohun, Rob. Rise, Clement Higham, Hen. Hubbard, Wm. Forster and Th. Poe. Westm., 24 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2d.
52. Walt. Hendle and Ant. Aucher. Lease of the site of the manor of Maitham, and all demesne lands of the same manor in Rolvenden, alias Rounden, Kent; which came to the King's hands by the attainder of Sir Nich. Curew, of high treason; with reservations; term 21 years; rent, 20l. Del. Westm., 24 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. I, m. 28.
53. Dav. Taylour, of Whitchurch, in the lordship of Godrich, husbandman. Pardon for having killed Th. Mason, of Whitchurch, in the township of Litell Wilton in the lordship of Wilton-on-the Wye ["super Way-am"], son of John or JenkynMason, in self-defence, Westm., 25 May. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 53.
54. Ant. Pelham, Lease of the manor of Birlyng, Suss, parcel of Beaumont's lands, late in the hands of Sir Nich. Carewe, attainted of high treason; with reservations; term 21 years; rent, 20l. and 2s. extra, in recompense of the expenses of the steward of the court and bailiff coming yearly to the manor, for the survey and to hold the court there, which expenses the said Anthony by indenture with the said Carew was bound to pay. Del. Westm., 26 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
55. Jas. Smyth, of South Elkyngton, Linc. Grant in fee (for 222l. 2d.) of the reversions and rents, reserved upon the following leases, viz.:—
(1.) By Th. Tyesdale, formerly prior, and the convent of Ormesbye, alias Nonne Ormesbye, now dissolved, to Ric. Grey, then vicar of South Elkyngton, 4 May 14 Hen. VIII., of tenements in South Elkyngton, then in the tenures of Th. Parchett, and the said Ric. Grey (previously in that of Wm. Erle); all tithes of hay in South Elkyngton; an orchard or "le Applegarth" there, in the tenure of the said Richard; and all lands, &c., belonging to the said two tenements; for 24 years; at rents of 17s. for the first tenement, 15s. for the second, 6s. 8d. and 20d. in alternate years for the said tithes, and 20d. for "le Applegarth."
(2.) By Wm. Robynson, the prior, and the said convent, 14 March 24 Hen. VIII., to Jas. Beiche, then vicar of South Elkyngton, of their tenement or farm in South Elkyngton, then in the tenure of Th. Hareson; for 24 years; rent, 26s. 8d.
(3.) By the late prior and the said convent, 2 Feb. A.D. 1530, to John Bloxom, of South Elkyngton, of the farm or grange of South Elkyngton, and all granaries, houses, &c., thereto belonging, viz.:—a tenement then late in the tenure of John Conham, viz., a mansion, a "le Garth" and a close late in the tenure of John Michell, lying next the land of Geo. Smythe, and eight acres of meadow in Garnethorpe Yngs, abutting on "le Hedde dale" on the east, and on "le Hedde Dyke" on the west, on the tenure of Th. Wode on the south, and on the land of the late prior of Ormesbye on the north; 10 acres of land in Dowkyng abutting on the abbot of Louthe Parkes lands on the south, the highway on the east, and Fanthorp Hedge on the west; term 45 years; rent, 4 marks.
(4.) By Thomas, late prior, and the said convent, 4 March 17 Hen. VIII., to Rob. Beche, of Fotherby, Linc., husbandman, of the grange called Cotts graunge, in the parish of South Elkyngton, Linc., and 12 acres of land called inne grounde, lying in Garnethorpe Fenne, called Cotts dale, all which lately were in the tenure of John Weste; term 30 years; rent, 62 quarters of barley.
Also grant, as above, of the lands now in the tenure of John Chapman, by the yearly rent of 5s., in South Elkyngton, belonging to the said late priory; and all commons, pastures, &c., belonging to the premises; in as full manner as Chr. Cartwright, the late prior of the said late monastery, held the same.
Yearly value of premises, 12l. 6s. 10d.; to hold by the yearly rent of 24s. 9d. Del. Westm., 28 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
56. Nicholas Pelley, a born subject of the king of the French, one of the King's couriers in foreign parts. Annuity of 12l. Westm., 19 May 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m 33.
57. John Zouche.' To be warden or keeper of Gyllyngham forest, Dorset, and steward of the wood-ward's court in said co. and [keeper] of the park of Gyllyngham, with the herbage and pannage thereof, and fees, &c., as John Rogers had. Del. Westm., 29 May 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 23.
R. O.1057. JOHN BUTLER, Commissary of Calais.
Extract from the presentment of a jury, viz., that Sir John Butler, clk., parson of St. Peter's beside Calais, at Whitsuntide, 31 Hen. VIII., said, at Oye, that "a draught of aqua vitæ, bought at John Spicer's, of Calais, grocer, and drunken up, should do a man as much good as the body of Christ, contained in the blessed Sacrament of the Altar, could do."
Small paper, p. 1. Begins: "Also they present."
At the late being here of the earl of Hertford, it was shown to him and us by Sir John Butler, commissary of Calais, that a tryndell of wax hanging before the crucifix, within the parish church of Mark, was cut down, and, by the help of the bearer Ric. Lenerd, one of the King's retinue here, hung up in the choir before the Sacrament:—that this was contrary to the King's injunctions, and that he required the said Lenard to be punished. The Earl and we, accordingly, examined him and he denied it. Nevertheless, we committed him to ward, commanding the Commissary to prove it; and, as it appeared to us that he could not prove it, but that it was alleged in malice, we released Lenerd after eight days' imprisonment. The Commissary, however, has since cited Lenerd by his summoner to appear before him in Our Lady's church at Calais, at a certain day; at which day the said Commissary, as we understand, did not sit there judicially, but, after calling the said Lenerd to him, would have put him to penance without objecting to him any crime. As the said Richard would not obey, the Commissary excommunicated him. Think the proceedings contrary to justice. "He" has, likewise, procured a citation for one _ Forde, of the retinue here, to appear in the Arches, to answer the said Commissary in a cause of defamation, for which there is no reasonable ground, except that the said Forde and others informed us of his speaking irreverently against the Sacrament, and encouraging others to hold erroneous opinions about it. Since his first setting forth of Adam Damplyp, who preached directly against the Sacraments of the Altar and Baptism, and whom we sent, with his accuser, to my lord Privy Seal, who directed them to you, the said Commissary, with a few adherents, has caused much dissension in this town, and has supported divers lewd persons, knowing them to be Sacramentaries, even allowing them to infringe the King's injunctions. We have written to my lord Privy Seal for reformation of the premises, and desire that a discreet and learned man may fill the office of commissary, and if redress be not shortly had, we will write to the King. Moreover, the punishment of all soldiers here belongs to us, and the matter touching Lenerd having been examined by us and the earl of Hertford, under the King's commission, we desire your lordship to remove his excommunication, and command the Commissary to surcease his suits. From Calais.
Corrected draft in Thomas Larke's handwriting, pp. 4. Endd.: To my lord of Canterbury.
Describe the proceedings of John Butler against Richard Lenerd and John Ford as in the preceding. Beg him to move the abp. of Canterbury to absolve Lenerd and write to his Commissary to surcease his suits.
Corrected draft, pp. 2. Endd.: To the earl of Hertford.


1 Daughter of lord Hussey.
2 Not "Winstowe" as the Catalogue of the Lambeth MSS. reads the name.
3 Roderic O'Donell, bp. of Derry.
4 The duchess of Milan.
5 Adam Damplip.
6 Probably on Corpus Christi day, 5 June.
7 Francis de Crequy had his bishopric given him in 1535 but only made his entry into the city on Sunday 15 June 1539. See Gallia Christiana X. 1571.
8 Apparently written about the 30 May. See Journals of the House of Lords, I. 113.
9 Daughter of Lord Hussey.
10 The Sieur Dangerant, surnamed Bois-rigault, was, according to a note in Ribier (p. 455) maitre d'hôtel ordinaire to Francis I., and had been several years employed as ambassador to the Swiss leagues. He had lately been accused by Poyet of appropriating some of the moneys which he ought to have disbursed in pensions, but he was still retained in his office.
11 Should be 17th, as 1537 is clearly the year with which the account begins.
12 In 1537, the 1st June was Friday, the 4th Monday, the 10th Sunday, the 14th Thursday, the 16th Saturday. In the case of "Monday, 1 June," it is clearly the day of-the week, not of the month, that is wrong, as there is a fish dinner; but in "Friday the 10th," for the same reason it is the day of the month which should probably be the 8th. So Wednesday 14th should be 13th, and Friday the 16th, 15th.
13 Matthew Scheiner, Cardinal of Sion, who died in 1522.
14 John lord Conyers is supposed to have succeeded his father Christopher, who died in the spring of 1538. But it is possible that an elder brother may have come before him and died soon after his succession. See Vol. XIII. Part II. No. 360.
15 The words subtus palicium parci in the S.B. are curiously misread subtus paliem parva in the roll.