Henry VIII
December 1540, 26-31

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'Henry VIII: December 1540, 26-31', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 16: 1540-1541 (1898), pp. 162-178. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=76225 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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December 1540, 26–31

26 Dec. 353. The Privy Council.
Nicolas'
P.C.P.,
vii. 98.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 26 Dec. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Durham, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Augm., Chanc. of Tenths. Business:—Letters written to the Prince's comptroller to bring his books on Wednesday next. Letters sent to Sir Ric, Gresham and Martin Bowes, sheriff of London, to do certain things for the King in the said city; to give credence to John Godsalve, bearer of the letters, and to join him with them. Warrant to Tuke to pay 200l. to Mason, now sent to Spain.
354. Mason's Instructions.
R. O.
St. P., viii.
504.
Instructions given to Mr. Mason, whom the King sends into Spain.
The King lately sent his servant, Roger Basyng, to inquire into the complaints which Englishmen haunting Spain made of their rigorous handling there; and to purchase horses of the breed of that country, for which the Emperor had, through Mr. Wiat, given his passport. Now Basyng (fn. 1) writes that, on his arrival there, he was arrested for debt by a Frenchman and detained, although he had the King's letters to deliver to the Council there and the Emperor's passport for his affairs. This dealing appears so different from the handling of the Emperor's subjects here that the King is loath to believe it and to “render the semblable,” as, without other redress, he must do. Therefore, to investigate the matter of the merchants and how Basing has been used, he sends Mr. Mason, whom he reputes a man of wisdom and well disposed to the amity with the Emperor, and who has some acquaintance in those parts, from having attended certain his Grace's ambassadors. Mason shall therefore, taking the letters, &c., prepared for his despatch, proceed to Cevyll, where Basing remains, find out the truth of the matter, and then resort to the Council and “require their address for the ministration of justice and the delivery of the said Basing” as he shall think fit. If Basing has already bought any horses they are to be at once sent hither. Then, Basing being delivered, they shall return together, or at least Mason shall return with diligence. Mason is to see how Basing has employed the King's money. If he cannot be liberated without some payment, Mason may expend 40l. or under rather than leave him in prison.
Remembrances secret:—
First, to know who has “the stroke, rule and authority” there in the Emperor's absence, and how the Councillors agree together. How the country favours their doings, and whether any of the noblemen mislike them. How the Prince is governed, how the country favours him, and what is his disposition, stature, and health. What is done with the mother, (fn. 2) and “whether she be indeed in the case that is pretended.” How they favour the Emperor and his amity with the French. What war preparations are made. What is thought of the Turk. Signed at the head.
Pp.
4.
26 Dec. 355. Chapuys to the Queen of Hungary.
Spanish
Calendar, vi.
i. Nos. 146,
147.
Encloses copy of his letter to the Emperor, which will relate occurrences. London, 26 Dec. 1540.
Two letters to the same effect. Vienna Archives.
27 Dec. 356. The Privy Council.
Nicolas'
P. C. P., vii. 99.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 27 Dec. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Durham, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Augm., Chanc. of Tenths. Business:—Sir John Kemble, bastard son to the earl of Argyle, on his way from the King of Scots to the Emperor, requested delivery of Jas. Duglas of Perkehede, Robyn Rudderforth, and Andrew Bell, traitors who had fled out of Scotland, and licence to convey 24 geldings or mares and certain bows and arrows to Scotland.
27 Dec. 357. Cranmer to [Osiander].
Cleop. E.v.111.
B. M.
Strype's Cr.,
ii. 752.
C.'s Letters, 404.
Wrote to him three days ago, but the haste of the courier compelled him to abbreviate much. Asks him to consider this letter closely and send his opinion soon; for two classes here look to the writer for the news of Germany, the one anxious for the cause of the Gospel, the other glad only to catch at some handle for blaming the Germans. There are things which he can neither deny nor admit without shame; for, besides that usury is clearly approved by some of the Germans, and also that they allow sons of their nobles to have concubines and yet are opposed to priests having concubines, what excuse can they allege for allowing a man after a divorce, while both man and woman are living, to contract a fresh marriage, or, worse still, allowing one man to have several wives? Osiander in his letters has expressly declared this to have been done, and that Philip [Melancthon] himself was present at a second marriage. (fn. 3) Shows that it is contrary to the institution of the apostles; and asks whether adultery on the wife's part was Philip's reason for allowing the man to marry again, an excuse which has never been received by the Church hitherto. Is astonished that while some of them (the Germans) too captiously and superciliously condemn the statutes of the English Parliament, of the reasons for which they are mostly ignorant, they are not aware that many things among themselves are displeasing. Would know whether they defend these things as allowable to all, or connive at them lest a worse evil happen. If the former, they would seem to support the law of Mahomet and not Christianity, and, if the latter, let them beware of allowing what Christ, the Apostles, Evangelists, and the whole Church to this day have forbidden.
Gives instances among the ancients, both Jews and others, of strange and incestuous marriages and asks him to say plainly whether all (as Bucer seems to think) or some of these are to be tolerated; but, for himself, prays God to avert them. Writes thus because of the friendship between them; for his intimacy with the other German doctors is less close, and even of it he would repent if he knew such to be the fruits of their boasted new Gospel, which, until now, the English partly approved. Lambeth, 27 Dec.
Lat. Hol., but not in his own hand, pp. 4. Address copied in a modern hand at the head: Doctissimo D. Andree Osiandro, concionatori, Norenbergensi.
27 Dec. 358. Charles V. to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., viii.
507.
Has received his letters of 16 Nov. by Winchester and Sir Henry Knevet and heard their charge. Is glad to hear of Henry's good health and desire for the continuance of the amity. The archdeacon of Lincoln, the late ambassador, has always acquitted himself well. Namur, 27 Dec. 1540. Signed.
French. Broad sheet, p.
1. Countersigned: N. Nicolayz. Add. Endd.
[27 Dec] 359. Diet of Worms.
R. O.
Corpus
Reform., iii.
1254.
Protest and petition by the delegates of the Protestant princes at the diet of Worms against the new rules, which declare that the rescriptum and recessus of Haganoa do not imply that plurality of votes is to be regarded, &c.
Latin, pp. 3. Add. at the head,: “Reverendi generosi [nobiles et] praestantes viri.” (fn. 4) Endd.: Th'articles exhibited by the Protestants at Worms.
Dec. 360. Marillac to [the Duke of Norfolk].
Calig., E. ii.,
172.
B. M.
* * * “ville et l'honneste responce quil vous pleut me [faire] … que toucheoit l'imposition faicte sur les estrangiers, il m … envoyer mon cousin (fn. 5) avec la presente pour vous supplier de mectre [bonne] resolution en ceste affaire, lequel selon mon advis gist soubz corr[ection] en deux poinctz,” viz.: 1. If French subjects are to be comprised according to an article of the treaty of which Marillac has made an extract to send, the charges which would have been imposed 50 years before the treaty should be annulled, and nothing new imposed. The French Council have twice notified to him that nothing but ordinary charges can be levied on French subjects, and ordered him to show the said article. I am sure the King your master would not violate the treaty for the little profit—nay, less than none—that he would have from 8 or 10 poor merchants, all agents of other merchants resident in France. 2. Even if the French were liable to contribute, it would be unreasonable to tax them “en la sorte que mes[sieurs les gouverneurs] de ceste ville les ont imposez, et se trouveroit que les es[trangiers], comme Ytaliens et autres, seroient sans comparaison myeulx … considere leur grandesse en faict de marchandise et la p … Par quoy il ma semblé en tout en … devoir mander par devers vous les marchans qui sont coctisez a s … quil vous plaise entendre leur qualite et vous informer sil vou … ou par les coustumes du Roy ou leur serment, ou par autre … s'ilz sont semblables aux Ytalliens, bien que encores lon les ay[t] … plus haut tauxé que eulx.” Expects letters from France daily. London, Dec. Signed.
Fr., pp.
2. Address (copied in a modern hand). Au Duc de Norfolk.
Ib., f. 194. 2. Extract of the article in the treaty above referred to, [viz., the treaty of the Moore in 1525], beginning: “Item quod [omnia munera].” See Rymer, XIV. 50.
Latin. In the hand of Marillac's clerk, p. 1. Mutilated.
28 Dec. 361. The Privy Council.
Nicolas'
P.C.P.,
vii. 99.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 28 Dec. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Sussex, Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Durham, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Augm., Chanc. of Tenths. Business:—The Scottish knight (fn. 6) was answered that, if his master would deliver certain traitors named, those whom he had named should be sought for and delivered; and as for licence for geldings and bows and arrows he should have answer at his return from the Emperor; and so was sent with Sir Thos. Arundel to his lodging at Kingston. Letters brought from Wallop of the suit of a Breton for a letter of marque, and the appointment of De Bees and — (blank), a master of Requests dwelling at Amiens, (fn. 7) to meet English commissioners, on 2 Feb., touching Cowbridge. The Emperor's ambassador sent his secretary with letters to the lord Privy Seal in excuse that Winchester had not audience yet with the Emperor, and in favour of the king of Portugal's suit for goods wrecked at Plymouth. The French ambassador's cousin (fn. 8) was with the Council for remission of the excessive taxation (as the French call it) of the Subsidy. Henry Dabbe, stationer of London, accused of setting forth Melancthon's epistle, released, upon the report of Sir Ric. Gresham and John Godsalve. Letter sent to the mayor of London to cause the collectors of the Subsidy to forbear cessing John Coursier, Roger du Prat, Martin Vydal, and John Rochongre, French merchants.
29 Dec. 362. The Knights of St. John.
See Grants in December, No. 57.
29 Dec. 363. The Privy Council.
Nicolas'
P.C.P.,
vii. 101.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 29 Dec. Present: Chancellor, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford. Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Comptroller, Vice-Chamb., Sadler, Chanc. of Augm., Chanc. of Tenths. Business:—Walt. Chaundeler's charge against Sir Thos. Wriothesley of keeping from him the manors of Sechingwoorth, Cherk, and Lee, Hants, which had been sundry times before the Council, was considered untrue, and Chaundeler ordered to ask Mr. Secretary's forgiveness in presence of the Council, and, at his return home, to publish that his ill sayings of Mr. Secretary were untrue. The first part of which decree he now performed, Reg. Williams and John Milles, of Southampton, being present.
29 Dec. 364. H. lord Mawtravers to Henry VIII.
R. O. Received the Council's letters [of the … of] this month with the King's pleasure “co[ncern]ing the stap[le of three] hundrethe poundes in victailes which your Maj[esty did] appoincte to be layed in stoore in your castell of [Guisnes] by thandes of Thomas Fowler.” Replies in his letters to the Council at this time, which also contain news of his “health and recovery,” which has been due to the care of … Wotton, physician. (fn. 9) It remains to thank you for so remembering the “state of us your servantes and subjectes … vijcl. in a staple of victaile … your towne for stoore, wch I beseche your Hig[hness to do] without mynishyng any part thereof”; and that Thos. Fowler may be commanded again to furnish your “said” castle [of G]uisnes with the staple of 300l. in v[ictual] ordered this last summer, and of which he has sold part, as I have written to the Council. Calais, 29 Dec. 32 Henry VIII. Signed.
Much mutilated, pp.
2. Add. Endd.
29 Dec. 365. Sir Ric. Riche to Mr. Carleton.
R. O. Authorising him to pay the yearly fee of 40l. to Thos. Wakefyld, to whom the King has given the office of reader in the Hebrew tongue in the University of Cambridge, out of the possessions of the late house of Westminster. Hampton Court, 29 Dec. Signed.
P.
1. Add.: receiver of the possessions of the late house of Westminster.
30 Dec. 366. The Privy Council.
Nicolas'
P.C.P.,
vii. 102.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 30 Dec. Present: Chancellor, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Treasurer, Comptroller, Vice-Chamb., Sadler, Chanc. of Augm., Chanc. of Tenths. Business:—Letters to Ric. Bankes and — (blank) Grafton, printers, and Wm. Gray to appear on Sunday next.
30 Dec. 367. Deputy and Council of Ireland to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., iii. 277.
The Deputy received the King's letters dated Windsor, 5 Nov., and licence to hold a Parliament at Candlemas, —, on 16 Dec., in Uriel, where he was to have parleyed with ONeil, who, however, could not come. Assembled the Council at Dublin, and have sent the exemplification of the Acts passed here in last Parliament, with the Acts thought necessary to be passed in the next and Acts of insurance of lands to divers persons who shall be promoted to titles of honour. Send these, and plans and estimates of fortresses to be built, &c., by the King's Serjeant and Attorney, who are sufficiently instructed and can explain why Parliament cannot be held until they receive a certificate under the Great Seal of the Acts to be passed therein and a new commission to summon it. Advise that the King should take the title of king of Ireland, for the Irish have a foolish opinion that the bp. of Rome is king of Ireland. Fifty of the footmen might be discharged and their wages employed in building the fortresses. Beg favour for the bearers, the King's Serjeant and Attorney. Dublin, 30 Dec. Signed: Antony Sentleger—John Alen—George Dublin.—Thomas Walssh—John Mynne—Willm. Cavendissh—Willm. Brabason—Gerald Aylmer, justice—Thomas Lutrel—James Bathe, baron—Robert Cowley—John Travers—Patryke Whyte, baron.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. A paper headed: “The articles of the instructions” evidently intended to be declared in England on behalf of the Irish Council by the bearers of the preceding letter.
(1.) To declare “OConor, Tyrlaghe and Arte his brother's suit.” (2.) Establishment of a great master and pensioners in Leinster. (3.) March lands to be disposed of. (4.) Friars' houses in towns to be sold to the highest bidder. (In marg.: “To sell friar houses the De[puty], Chancellor the Chief Justice, with Walshe, &c., during their abodes.”). (5.) Trym castle to be repaired as the fittest residence for the Deputy and “that they think the country will bear” 100l. or 200l. of the cost. (6.) Balkinglas to be given to Sir Thos. Eustace with the title of viscount Eustace. (7.) Sir Oliver Plunket to be a baron of Parliament and have Lovith priory, &c. (8.) Sir Gerald Fleming to have 21l. lands out of Kenlys abbey. (9.) Sir Wm. Brymyngham to have 20l. lands out of the late houses of Balybogan and Clonnard. (10.) The baron of Dunboyne to be baron of Parliament. (11.) Carryk Ogenyll castle to be given to Donoto OBren during obedience. (12.) “To demand a book of statutes of the Acts of Ponynges Parliament delivered by Anthony Sainctleger to the Council.” (13.) Authority to pardon Irishmen. (14.) Castle to be built at Kynnafade between OConnor and the barony of Carbrey. (15.) Another at Toghyrcarbre in Castle Jordan manor. (16.) At Bellaghnewyr in Rathangan manor. (17.) Repair Kessewoney. (18.) Fines of Irishmen received towards the charges amount to 360 mks. (19.) Pardon for Perce Walche who has since the late rebellion demeaned himself very honestly. (20.) Indentures with Irishmen remaining with lady Skeffington to be sent. (21.) “Item, that O'Reley, McMaon, O'Hamlen, Magynnys, ne no other Irishmen in the North be granted to be not upon ONeyll's peace, &c.”
Pp. 3. With marginal notes by Wriothesley.
30 Dec. 368. Wallop to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., viii.
507.
Yesterday the French king sent him two pasties, one of red deer, the other of wild boar, with a request that he would write to Mons. de Moncheney, chief mâitre d'hotel, if he liked them, in which case the French king would send some to Henry. Answered he liked both, especially the wild boar. The French king afterwards said he would send Henry some, adding “a foy de gentilhomme, il ne sera aultre que prendra la credence au Roy mon bon frere que moy seul.” This day, his secretary going to visit the queen of Navarre, she told him that the King and she, both, were “at the making, seasoning, and saye taking of the said pasties now sent to your Highness.”
Wrote on Christmas even that the French king would send a gentleman to the Emperor, who was sick at Valentian, but his sending was deferred so long that the Emperor is recovered. Now the count of Sansayre goes to congratulate the Emperor upon his recovery. M. de Veley, the ambassador, sent word to hasten the count of Sansayre, for if he delayed he should be deferred till the Emperor's coming to Namur. The Emperor and his sister to the frontier to exchange certain lands with the duke of Arskott, “the said Duke of late, having married Mons. de Guise's daughter, (fn. 10) sister to the queen of Scots.” The post by whom De Veley sent word was the bp. of Rome's postmaster, who had been to the Emperor, and who saw the bp. of Winchester enter Namure with 100 horse in good order. On the 26th arrived the bp. of Rome's secretary, Jeronimo Dandyne, sometime secretary to Gregory Cassalez, to replace the resident, and pacify the French king's choler “for the marriage of Monsr. de Guysez son to the said Bishop's niece, who now offereth more largely than he hath done before,” but not enough. Of late came an ambassador from the duke of Savoy. The duke of Cleves, as I wrote, perseveres for marriage with the French king's daughter; the queen of Navarre being nothing sorry thereat. Mellune, 30 Dec. Signed.
Pp.
3. Add. Endd.
30 Dec. 369. Francis I. to Marillac.
R. O.
Kaulek, 251.
(Abstract.)
Fontainebleau, 30 Dec.—Sends bearer, one of the officers of his kitchen, to present six great pasties (fn. 11) to the king of England. Marillac is to introduce him and see that he takes no money. Countersigned: Breton.
French. Modern trauscript, p. 1.
30 Dec. 370. James V. to Henry VIII.
Royal MS.
18 B. vi.,
105b.
B. M.
Desires safeconduct for Friar Lewis Williamesoun, provincial of the Friars Minors, and four of his brethren, to pass through England on their way to the general chapter of their Order. Striveling Castle, 30 Dec. 28 James V.
Copy, p. 1.
31 Dec. 371. The Privy Council.
Nicolas'
P.C.P.,
vii. 103.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 31 Dec. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Durham, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Augm., Chanc. of Tenths. No business recorded.
31 Dec. 372. Bulwarks and Garrisons.
R. O. Names of persons in the King's fortresses, with the wages due to them from 1 Oct. to 31 Dec. 32 Henry VIII. (the rate being: a captain, 12d. to 24d. a day; porter, 6d. or 8d. a day; and gunners, 6d. a day apiece).
Bulwarks at (1) Gravesend: Jas. Crane, captain, John Payne, porter, John Sperke, Thos. Chamberlain, John Hasibery, John Moore, John Springwell, gunners. (2.) Cobham's: Sir Edw. Cobham, c., John Vaughan, p., Wm. Swanne, Chas. Wolman, Wm. Bankes, John Hart, John Hadden, g. (3.) Over against Gravesend: Fras. Graunt, c., John Hunt, p., Wm. Hollowell, John Rounde, Wm. Modye, Thos. Hide, and John Crane. (4.) Tilbery: Hugh Boifeld, c., Geo. Huddson, p., Wm. Widdowes, Chr. Britif, John Benet, and John Hutchin, g. (5.) Higham: — Yardley, c., Roger Shelton, p., John Pyrry, Thos. Parys, Robt. Standeley, and Chr. Joly, g. (6.) Castle next Sandwich: — Dering, c., Walt. Sooley, deputy, John Halseyard, p., Wm. Hunt, John May, Ric. de Valeris, Thos. Hudson, Thos. Boldon, Thos. Broke, Wm. Browne, Jas. Croft, Thos. Seeth, John Hall, g. (7.) “The Great Bulwark next the Castle of turf”: Wm. Bocher, Laur. Woode, and John Alexandre, g. (8.) The Little Turf Bulwark: Wm. Goldsmyth, Ric. Apliard, g. (9.) Great Castle on the Downs: Thos. Wingfeld, c., Robt. Roffe, dep., John Grene, p., John Hunter, Wm. Partrich, Marks Branch, Edm. Atkinson, Robt. Best, John Clarence, Edw. Gynne, John Sewen, John Best, Thos. Sutton, Wm. Harres, Ric. Pilkenton, Ric. May, Robt Browne, Miles Britchyard, and Ric. Perse, g. (10.) The Clay Bulwark: Ric. Cooper, Thos. Marshall, John Wodstock, Wm. Kell, g. (11.) Walmer Bulwark: Rob. Sadler, John Allen, Ric. Holden, Robt. Sympson, g. (12.) Walmer Castle: Thos. Alen, c., — Barbey, deputy, — Johnson, p., Jas. Gall, Barth. Smallewode, Robt. Thomas, Thos. Glynne, Thos. Bury, Hen. Fredsham, Geo. Shoton, John Pilkenton, John Gold, John Sympson, and Mich. Hall, g. (13.) Under Dover Castle: Thos. Vaughan, c., David Johns and Wm. Saunders, g. (14.) In the Cliff: — Nethersale, c., John Symple and Ric. Jennens, g. (15.) On the Hill beyond the Pyrry: Edm. Mody, c., John Turner, p., Hugh Grene, Rob. Andrewes, Ric. Smyth, and Ralph Roffe, g. (16.) Castle at Foilston Sandgate: — Keys, c., — Sterkey, deputy, Edw. Nicholson, p., Rowland Hudson, Thos. Welshe, John Roche, Nic. Brushe, Ric. Hoope, John Goolde, Thos. Thambre, and John Duewy, g. (17.) Castle of Cambere upon the Coble Pointe: Ph. Chewte, c., — Henbery, p., John Alexandre, Jerome Asheley, Nic. Clerc, Rob. Langley, Peter Bright, Robt. Hudson, John Paron, John Parson, Ralph Clerc, Ant. Thawtes, John Roche, Edw. Wilicot, John Shirewode, Robt. Bolton, Thos. Hall, and Hen. Holland, g. (18.) Portsmouth Town: John Chaderton, c., Rog. Staunton, Mich. Roo, John Laurence, Robt. Chatwyn, Walt. Writh, and Steph. Lendall, g. (19.) Windmill Bulwark: Leonard Colman, g. (20.) Chaterton's Bulwark: Ric. Tyry, g. (21.) Portsmouth Tower: John Ridley, c., Ric. Stockton, Fras. Bodkin, and John Chawin, g. (22.) The Bulwark of Mr. Spert's making at Gosportside: Rob. Lymden, c., John Gyles, Jas. Michel, and Wm. Trevena, g. (23.) Castle at Calshotes Point: Wm. Shirland, c., Ralph King, p., Roger Walton, Roger Mariner, Wm. Hare, Ric. Woton, Hen. Ball, Edm. Stanton, Oswald Danges, and Robt. Baites. (24.) The East Cowe: Th. Well, c., — Foster, p., Thos. Goodwin, John Welles, and Robt. Allen, g. (25.) The West Cowe: John Thomas, John Anderton, and Peter Best, g. (26.) Portland Bulwark: Thos. Mervin, c., Rob. Skogan, John Waclin, John Holman, and John Hill, g. (27.) Carmerden Castle: John Bowman g. (28.) Gwysnes Castle: Geo. Woodshawe, Otewell Binks, Thos. Culpeck, Wm. Conwey, Thos. Cooke, Thos. Hall, Gilb. Geller, Robt. Shakerley, Nic. Morice, Robt. Wandesley, John French, Ric. Quynk, Wm. Baker, Chr. Hide, Thos. Clerc, and John Atkinson, g., Edm. Cokerel, Steph. Rowley, Wm. Walton, and Wm. Thorneton, smiths (19 weeks). (29.) Town of Rye: Robt. Barns, g.
Total, 671l. 12s. (added and signed by Wriothesley), the whole of which was not put in the warrant, for it was thought that with the defects by death, &c., 640l. would suffice.
Large sheet of parchment written in three columns (numbers not in original).
R. O. 2. Names of the gunners (but not the captains) in the bulwarks, viz.:—Gravesend 6 names, Mr. Cobham's 6, Fras. Graunt's over against Gravesend 4, Tylbery 4, Hiegham 4, the great castle at the Downs 24, four earth bulwarks in the Downs 16, bulwark under Dover Castle 2, in the cliff 2, upon the hill beyond the pier 6, castle at Felstone 10, castle at Rye 12, town of Portsmouth 6, Windmill bulwark 1, Mr. Chaterton's bulwark 1, tower of Portsmouth 4, bulwark of Mr. Sperte's making at Gostportsyde and the blockhouse there 3, castle at Calshot point 12, castle of Guisnes 12.
Large paper, pp. 3.
31 Dec. 373. Marillac to Francis I.
R. O.
Kaulek, 253.
(Almost
the whole
text.)
London, 31 Dec.:—Yesterday arrived at this Court the Seigneur du Londe, (fn. 12) ambassador from Scotland, to go afterwards to the Emperor. After he had done his office, he came to Marillac's lodging, this morning, to tell the news of his country and what his business here was. He came to request delivery of certain traitors who had taken refuge in England. He was answered that his master did not do so with regard to the monks and others of the Pope's party who fled from this country; and replied that the treaties were made when both Kings held the same opinion in religion. Finally, he was put off until his return from the Emperor, to whom he goes to complain of certain depredations at sea and excessive tolls levied on Scots. This he had charge to communicate, as the cardinal of St. Andrews wrote to Marillac, lest Francis should think he came to negociate. He said the King and little Prince were well, and the Queen too, “qui estoit grosse”; and that all his countrymen were ready and eager to visit their neighbours the English.
Yesterday two English couriers arrived, one from the French court with letters from Wallop, mentioning the kindness Francis showed him these holidays, for which this King thanked Marillac. This King also said he would let Marillac know when his deputies left for the amicable settlement of the dispute at Ardres, and Norfolk and all the other chief ministers made demonstration of great affection to France. The other courier came from the court of the Emperor, who was sick, and Winchester had not yet spoken with him. No other news these holidays but of mummeries and rejoicing, except that the six galleys Marillac wrote about are not yet commenced, and this King, instead, is making a fine galleon.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 3. Headed: Sent to Mons. Dubiez by a merchant of Thoulouse.
31 Dec. 374. Marillac to Montmorency.
R. O.
Kaulek, 254.
(Almost the
whole text.)
London, 31 Dec.: —The coming of the Sieur de Londe, called Master Camal, (fn. 13) ambassador from Scotland, who goes to the Emperor, is the reason for this despatch. At his late journey to the Court, the Emperor's ambassador was caressed more than usual, for he is scarcely loved either by this King or his ministers, and therefore Marillac suspected his going, being sick and impotent, was for some greater thing; but it was only to speak of an edict (fn. 14) made in Flanders against lading in English ships, in answer to one made in England. A year ago (fn. 15) all strangers had leave to lade as they liked, paying the same custom as Englishmen, which privilege was to last seven years; but last Parliament added the condition that they must lade in English ships. (fn. 16) As this did not affect the treaties, and the French subjects told him they had little interest in it, Marillac passed it unnoticed; but the Flemings felt themselves so aggrieved that they forbade lading in English ships as long as others were to be found, and the English will rather annul what they have done than trade with the Emperor's countries under such conditions. Writes this lest Montmorency should think that the Emperor was negociating anything else here.
Lately a ship of the king of Portugal, laden with spice worth over 300,000 crs., was wrecked near Plymouth and the English pillaged all that was saved. Thinks the Portuguese will not recover a fiftieth part of it.
The former Queen, sister of the duke of Cleves, is still at Richmond, and the King has sent her presents, and so raised a bruit that he would take her back; but, seeing how he caresses this last [Queen], Marillac thinks it is only talk.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 3.
31 Dec. 375. Montmorency to Marillac.
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Kaulek, 252.
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the whole
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Chantilly, 31 Dec.:—Received last night his of the 22nd, which had apparently been delayed in passage, and, this morning, before leaving to go to the King, has forwarded it to him by post, to show that Marillac's news is conformable to that received from elsewhere. Will be on their guard and put Ardres, which seems the chief cause of jealousy, in a state to defend itself. by doubling or trebling, if need be, the expense and diligence used there Is pleased with his watchfulness. As for the bridge “de la Cauchoire,” the King said, before Montmorency left, that he wished no instance made for the sending of the deputies. Wallop said they could meet the French deputies, who are Messieurs Du Biez and De Saveuzes, about 2 Feb. next. Will be at Court in two or three days and see about payment of Marillac's extraordinaires. Chantilly.
Prays him to be watchful, knowing that one man warned is worth two. Promises to see to his advancement in the Church.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 3.
31 Dec. 376. Montmorency to Francis I.
Ribier, i. 555. As I was going hence to join you, the day I wrote by Lavau, arrived a letter from M. de Biez with a packet from Marillac, ambassador in England, which apparently had had a bad passage, for it is dated the 22nd inst. Despatched the post forthwith, as what Marillac writes seems to conform with one of the last despatches of M. de Rodez, speaking of Card. Marcellus, now called Ste. Croix, who had assured Monluc that in Flanders he had discovered and felt certain practices of marriage between the Emperor and England and was sure that, these secured, England would move war against France. The going of Winchester to the Emperor so well accompanied, without the occasion being known, and what Marillac writes about the Imperial ambassador, the language held, and the provisions made, seem to give cause for thought, although the design may not be against us. Thinks Francis should continue to amass money and attend to the fortification of his frontiers, and double the expense and diligence of the works at Ardre, so as to do in two months what was to have taken four, for sooner or later it must be done and time is precious. Charged Lavau to say that 5,000 or 6,000 francs would do what was necessary there. If the English are jealous, that place of Ardre is one of the chief causes; and it is scarcely less disagreeable to the Emperor. That Marillac might make more diligence, sent him a despatch, advising him also to speak no more of the deputies of the Pont de la Cauchouere unless the English spoke of it. Wrote also to Du Biez to be alert and to M. de Samseval to go at once to Ardre. Chantilly, 31 Dec. 1540.
French.
377. Diet of Worms.
R. O.
Corpus
Reform., iii.
1236.
A petition of the Protestants addressed to Granvelle, as Commissary of the Emperor, protesting against the colloquy being delayed that articles might be forged by their opponents to be presented to them later.
Endd.: The first answer of the Lutherans, noted with Melancthon's hand.
Latin, pp. 6, with marginal annotations.
R. O.
Corpus
Reform., iii.
1260.
2. The Protestants' answer to the legates of Cologne and the Palatine. Concluding by asking to be excused to Granvelle, the Emperor's Commissary that they cannot accept any other “form” than that of Hagenau, and requesting an answer to their articles addressed to the presidents. (fn. 17)
[This document is described, apparently in an original docket printed at the foot of the text in the C. R., as “Responsum exhibitum Comiti de Manderschidt Coloniensi et consiliariis Palatini ultimo Decembris 1540.”]
Latin, pp. 5. In the same hand as the preceding. Endd.: “Seconde” (?)
Dec. 378. Irish Attainders.
R. O. “Extents” of the possessions of persons attainted made upon inquisitions taken before various officers in various places and counties between Sept. and Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Giving details of all lands, with the tenants of them and the yearly values, viz., the lands of Gerald earl of Kildare, Walter Delahide, Thos. Lynaghe, John Burnell, Ric. Walsshe, Peter Walsshe, Walter Fytzgerald, Jas. Fytzgerald, Oliver Fytzgerald, Ric. Mory Fytzgerald and Wm. Fytzgerald, Chr. Ewstas.
28 long parchment membranes written on both sides.
379. Grants in December 1540.
Dec./Grants. 1. Sir Arthur Darcy. Licence to alienate the late priory of Helawgh in co. city of York, with lands (specified) in Helaugh, Hagney, Hagneby and Tadcaster, which belonged to it, and the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Helaugh, and a close in Hagney which belonged to the late priory of Clementhorpe in the co. of the city of York; to Sir Thos. Wharton. Westm., 1 Dec. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 33.
2. John Wyberde, of High Onger, Essex, yeoman. Licence to alienate the lands called Woodlande in the parish of St. Mary Matfelon without Algate, London (boundaries given) which were granted to him by pat. of 26 Nov. last; to Will. Glascok. Westm., 1 Dec. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII, p. 2, m. 33.
3. Fyssherton Anger Gaol, Wilts.—Commission of Gaol Delivery to Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir John Bonham, Bartholomew Husey, Charles Bulkeley, Thos. Appryce, Will. Grene, Will. Button, and John Hamelyn: to meet at Salisbury. Westm., 1 Dec. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 16d.
4. Sir Walter Deveroux, lord Ferrers and Charteley. Grant, in tail male, of the house and site of the late monastery of Meryvale, Warw., the church, &c., thereof; an iron-mill near the said site; and certain lands, &c., particularly specified, in the parishes of Meryvale and Mancetor, Warw. and Leic.; in the towns and fields of Owreston, Shustocke, Crodworthe and Dunton, Warw.; in Wilmecote in the parish of Tamworthe, Warw.; in Okeley in the parish of Croxhall, Staff.; and in Shenstone, Staff. (the names of several tenants are given); all which belonged to the said late monastery. Wyndesor Castle, 22 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 37.
5. Hen. Brown, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Rowley, York dioc., void by death. Del. Westm., 2 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 55.
6. Commissions of Sewers.
Kent: Sir Thos. Nevell, Sir Thos. Wyatt, Thos. Roydon, John Culpeper, John Boyse, John Norton of Upchurche, Thos. Crane, James Crowmer, Francis Sydney, Ralph Fane, Thomas Horden, Walter Arunden, Thos. Hendeley, and John Fane; for the “costs of the see” and marsh grounds along the river and water-course running from Penshurst to Tunbrydge, thence to Maydestone, and thence to Crambroke and to all the brooks and rivers through the weald of Yalding, and so from Maidstone to Rochester, Kent. Westm., 2 Dec.
7. Herts: John ld. Russell, Great Admiral of England, Hen. ld. Morley, Sir Hen. Parker, Sir Philip Butler, Sir Gryffyn Donne, Ant. Deny, Rob. Lytton, John Bolles, Geo. Hyde, John Brokett, John Peryent the elder, John Conyngesby, John Sewster, John Cokk, Thos. Knyghton, John Gyll, John Newporte, Rob. Dacres, Thos. Skypwyth, and Thos. Hemmyng; for the “costs of the see” and marsh grounds in co. Herts. Westm., 2 Dec. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 21d.
8. John Veer earl of Oxford. Livery of lands as s. and h. of John Veer late earl of Oxford and Elizabeth his wife, and of all reversionary interest in the possessions whereof Anne countess of Oxford, widow, is seised. Windsor Castle, 23 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 10.
9. Thos. Newbery. Lease of a watermill called Tounemyll and two meadows thereto adjoining in the manor of Tunbrigge, Kent; parcel of the lands called “Buckyngham londes”; for 21 years; at 10l. rent, and 2s. increase. Windsor Castle, 23 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 30.
10. John Heywood. Lease of the manor of Brokehall, Essex, in the King's hands by the attainder of Thos. Crumwell, late earl of Essex; for 21 years; at 14l. 18d. rent, and 18d. of increase. Windsor, 21 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 3 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 21.
11. John Toularge, a Frenchman residing in London. Licence to export 300 qrs. of wheat from Sandwich. Oking, 26 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 5. (In English.)
12. Michael Dormer, alderman of London. Grant, in fee, of the manor of Kymbell alias Magna Kymbell, Bucks, which belonged to the late abbey of Myssenden; the rectory and church of Magna Kymbell and the advowson of the vicarage, and all lands, &c., belonging to the said manor and rectory in Magna and Parva Kymbell, Bucks; and lands particularly specified by name in Stokenchurche, Aston Clynton, Wendover, Herteley and “Kyngs Mede,” Bucks, which belonged to the said late abbey.
Also the copyhold lands, now or late in the tenure of Will. Asshinden, in Parva and Magna Mylton, Oxon, which belonged to the late monastery of Dorchester, Oxon.
The rent of 15s. 4d. and service of those customary tenants in Tyrfeld, Bucks, and the lands, &c., commonly called “Custumary lands,” in Tyrfeld, which belonged to the late abbey of Medmenham, Bucks.
Lands, &c. (specified, and tenants named) in Magna and Parva Kymbell, which belonged to the late monastery of St. Albans, Herts; in Queynton, and Grendon Underwood, Bucks, which belonged to the late monastery of Notley, Bucks; in Comnor, Berks (the five acres of meadow called “Erlisham mede”) which belonded to the late monastery of Abendon, Berks; and in Charleton, Oxon, which belonged to the late monastery of Catesbye, Northt. Okyng, 2 Dec. 32. Hen, VIII. Del.— (date of delivery omitted).—P.S. (Slightly mutilated.) Pat. (Undated) p. 8, m. 5.
13. Sir Thos. Le Strange, of Hunstanton near the Sea, Norf. Grant, in fee, of the manor of Ryngestede, Norf., which belonged to the late monastery of Ramsey, Hunts; with the advowson of the rectory and parish church of Ryngestede; and all appurtenances in Ryngestede, Holme, Hecham, and Segesforde, Norf. Also the manor of Godwyke, Norf., which belonged to the late monastery of Westacre; with the advowson of the rectory and parish church of Godwyke and all appurtenances in Godwyke, Wyssyngsett and Patcheley, Norf. Okyng, 2 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Westm., 4 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 2.
14. Kent: Commission of the Peace to T. Archbishop of Canterbury, Thos. ld. Audeley of Walden, C., Thos. duke of Norfolk, Treasurer of England, Charles duke of Suffolk, lord President of the Council, Will, earl of Southampton, keeper of the Privy Seal, Sir Geo. Broke of Cobham, Sir Chr. Hales, M.R., Sir John Baker, Sir Thos. Wylloughby, Sir Humph. Browne, King's serjeant-at-law, Sir Thos. Chenye, Sir Thos. Nevell, Sir Alex. Culpeper Sir Edw. Wotton, Sir Will. Fynche. Sir Edw. Ryngeley, John Hales, Sir Edw. Boveton, Sir Hen. Iseley, James Hales, serjeant-at-law, Rob. Southwell, Thos. Moyle, Ant. Knyvet, John Guldeforde, Reginald Scotte, Thos. Culpeper, jun., Thos. Culpeper, sen., James Walsyngham, Will. Rooper, Will. Waller, Edw. Thwaytes, Walter Hendeley, Geo. Harper, Martin Bowes, Edw. Monyn, Thos. Darell of Skotney, Thos. Harlakynden, Thos. Hardys, Thos. Royden, Will. Goldwell, John Culpeper, John Boyse, Thos. Wylford, Thos. Robertes, John Norton of Upchurche, Thos. Grene, Will. Sydley, Will. Boyse, Hen. Crispe, James Crowmer, Humph. Style, Francis Sydney, Will. Middleton, Walter Moyle, John Tooke, Thos. Wombewell. Westm., 4 Dec. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 11d.
15. John Owen, maker of the King's guns (bombardarum nostrarum fabricatori). Stipend of 4d. a day for life. Oking, 4 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 42.
16. Robt. Owen, maker of the King's guns. Stipend of 4d. a day for life. Oking, 4 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 6.—Vacated on surrender, 13 Feb. 2 Eliz.
17. Lewis Lloyd, one of the King's almoners. To be marshal and crier (praeco) of the county of Denbigh and Wrekesham, N. Wales, with fees of 26s. 8d. a year. Oking, 1 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 3.—Rym. xiv., 707.
18. Thos. Dereham and Ela his wife. Grant, in fee, of the reversions and rents reserved upon the following crown leases, viz.:—
(1.) 28 Mar. 30 Hen. VIII., to John Apprice, of the grange of Westdereham called Dereham graunge, and other towns, fields, &c., thereto adjoining, Norf., belonging to the late monastery of Westdereham; for 21 years; at 13l. 2d. rent.
(2.) 20 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII., to the said Thos. Dereham, of the house, &c., of Westdereham monastery; with reservations; for 21 years; at 9l. 10s.
Also grant of the said house and other premises and other lands in Westdereham and Boxham (sic, for Roxham), and also in Stradesett, Crymplesham, and Wyram, Norf.; lands now in the tenure of the said Thomas in Faltewell and Estholme in Crymplesham, belonging to the said late monastery; and all tithes of corn, hay, &c., on the said lands; and all woods on the premises. Rent of 16s. 5d. The grantees to be discharged both against the King and against Ric. Bathercroft, of Bexwell, Norf., of all burdens except the said rent. Windesor, 18 Nov. … Del. Westm., 8 Dec, anno subscripto.—P.S. (Slightly mutilated and soiled.) Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 26.
19. Ric. Wylkynson, of Bradforde, Yorks., and Thos. Drakes, of Halyfax, Yorks., clothiers. Grant of the lordship and manor of Kyldewyke, Yorks., and lands (specified, and tenants named) in Selysden, Stevynton, Estburne, Fernehill, and Sutton, Yorks., which belonged to Bolton priory.
Also the town of Willesden in Bradforde Dale, and lands there which belonged to the late priory of Bylande, Yorks., and were lately in the tenure of Sir Ric. Tempest.
Certain lands, &c. in Byngeley, Presthorp, and Mykylthewayte, Yorks., which belonged to the late priory of Draxe.
The farm or grange of Fawedre, Yorks., which belonged to the late monastery of Ryvalls, Yorks., and was late in the tenure of Laurence Kyghley. Wyndesor, 1 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 23.
20. Thos. Colley, one of the yeomen of the Pastry. To be bailiff of the lordship or manor of Rysyng, Norf., parcel of the duchy of Cornwall, with 2d. a day; vice Peter Johnson, deceased. Oking, 2 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Westm., 9 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 34.
21. Peter Mewtas. To be keeper of the manor and park of Wansted, Essex, vice Sir Will. Kyngeston, dec., with 2d. a day. Okyng, 7 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 44.
22. Rob. Throkmerton. Grant, in fee, of the manor of Somborne, Warw., which belonged to Evesham monastery, with appurtenances in Somborne, Pyllysiarde, and Coughton, Warw., and the portion of tithes of corn and hay and the whole “Silversede” in Pyllisyarde in the parish of Coughton, which belonged to the said monastery. Okyng, 2 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 3.
23. Rob. Lorde. Lease of the rectory of Chiche, commonly called “Seinte Osithe,” Essex, with a tithe barn in the grange called Barneton and tithes of corn, &c., on the demesne lands occupied by the late abbot and convent of St. Osithe, parcel of the possessions of Thos. Crumwell, late earl of Essex, attainted; for 21 years, at 30l. rent and 20d. of increase. Otlande, 10 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Dec.—.P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 6.
24. Thos. Barnys. Lease of Grinstede manor, Essex, late in tenure of John Rychmond, with farm stock; parcel of the lands of Thos. Crumwell, late earl of Essex, attainted; for 21 years; at 17l. rent, and 12d. of increase. Oteland, 11 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 14.
25. Ant. Draycot, LL. D. Presentation to the parish church of Kettering, Northt., void by death, and at the King's disposal by grant of the late abbot and convent of Peterborough. Oteland, 12 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 11.
26. Sir Ralph Sadler, one of the King's secretaries. Grant, in tail male (in consideration of an annuity of 6l. 13s. 4d. granted to him by the name of Ralph Sadleyr for life by the abbot and convent of St. Peter, Westminster, by their deed dated 15 May A.D. 1534 and 26 Hen. VIII., and of an annuity of 40l. granted to him by the name of Ralph Sadleyr, one of the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber, for life, by the late prior and convent of Gisboroughe, Yorks., by their deed dated 14 June 29 Hen. VIII.; both which annuities the said Ralph has surrendered to the King's use), of the manor of Staundon alias Stondon and the borough of Staundon; the manors of Plasshes and Popeshall, Herts; the park called Staundon Parke, and the deer therein; and all lands, warrens, &c., in Staundon and Buckland, Herts, and elsewhere in said co. belonging to the said manors and borough; which possessions were lately granted by the Crown to the late Queen Jane.
Also, the manor of Staundon alias Stondon and the rectory and church of Staundon alias Stondon, Herts, which belonged to the late hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England; the advowson of the vicarage of the parish church of Staundon; and all lands, &c., in the town and parish of Staundon, and in Buntyngford, Herts, belonging to the said manor and rectory and church; and all lands, &c., in Staundon, which belonged to the said late hospital. Otland, 11 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 1.
27. John Mille. To be overseer of the customers, comptrollers, searchers, and other officers in the port of Southampton, lately held by Hen. Huttofte; with fees of 20l. a year. Otlande, 10 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 45.
28. Nicasius Yetsweirt, a native of Flanders. Denization. Okyng, 2 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Dec.—P.S.
29. Rob. Madock. To be clerk of the peace and of the crown in co. Denbigh, Wales. Wyndesor. 28 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 11.
30. St. Peter's, Westminster. Letters patent reconstituting the late monastery as a cathedral church, and granting the name of city to the town of Westminster. The cathedral establishment to consist of a bishop, one dean priest, and 12 prebendaries priests. The said city of Westminster and the whole co. of Middx. to be separated from the jurisdiction of the bishop of London and to form the new diocese. Thos. Thyrleby, dean of the Chapel Royal, to be the first bishop of Westminster; Will. Benson, S.T.P., to be dean; Simon Haynes, S.T.P., first priest prebendary; John Redman, second; Edw. Layghton, third; Ant. Belosys, fourth; Will. Britten, fifth; Denis Dalyon, sixth; Humph. Perkyns, seventh; Thos. Essex, eighth; Thos. Elfryde, ninth; John Malvern, tenth; Will. Harvye, eleventh; and Gerard Carleton, twelfth. Oteland, 16 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Dec.— P.S. (Slightly mutilated.) Pat. p. 7, m. 10.
31. Huntingdon Castle. — Commission of Gaol Delivery to Sir Laurence Taylard, John Hynde, King's serjeant-at-law, Thos. Hall, Oliver Leder, John Sewster, Thos. Dunold, Rob. Appryce, and Thos. Vawton; to meet at Huntingdon. Westm., 17 Dec.—Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 16d.
32. Ralph earl of Westmorland. Annuity of 10l. issuing from the manor of Elingham, Northumb., which belonged to Roger Swymborne, deceased; during the minority of Thos. Swymborne, s. and h. of the said Roger; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Otland, 11 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 54.
33. John Cary, a page of the Privy Chamber. Lease of all the demesne lands of the crown, with a croft of the demesne lands called Signor Downe; parcel of the demesne lands of the manor of Halyfeld Hall, Essex, lately occupied by John Stoner; parcel of the possessions of Sir Thos. Crumwell, late earl of Essex; for 21 years; at the yearly rent of 15l. 6s. Windesor, 4 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 11.
34. Gregory Crumwell. Charter creating him a baron of Parliament, with the title of baron Crumwell, and succession in tail male. Witnesses: T. archbp. of Canterbury, Thos. ld. Audeley of Walden, Chancellor, Thos. duke of Norfolk, Treasurer and Marshal of England, Charles duke of Suffolk, lord President of the Council and Grand Master of the King's Household, Will, earl of Southampton, Keeper of the Privy Seal, Rob. earl of Sussex, Great Chamberlain of England, Will. Poulet ld. Seynt John, Sir Thos. Cheynye, Treasurer, and Sir John Gage, Comptroller of the Household, and others (not named). Okyng, 5 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Dec.—P.S. (Names of witnesses given on the dorse.) Pat. p. 7, m. 42 —Rym. xiv. 708.
35. Thos. Thyrleby, clk. Significavit of nomination to the new bishopric of Westminster founded in the church of St. Peter there. Addressed to Thos. archbishop of Canterbury, Primate, &c. Otlande, 17 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 4.—Rym. xiv. 709.
36. Peter Motton, a yeoman usher of the Chamber. To be one of the King's serjeants-at-arms, with fees of 12d. a day; on the death or surrender of Will. Clarke, Roger Bek, Edw. Skipwith, Peter Griffith, Will. Fabyan, or John Thomas. Walden, 20 Dec.—Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 2.
37. Eliz. Hyll, widow. Licence to alienate the lands granted to her by pat. 29 Nov. last, to Edw. Bowland, of London, and Anne, his wife. Westm., 20 Dec.—Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 13.
38. Ant. Stoughton, one of the pages of the Chamber of queen Katharine. Grant of the house or hospital of St. John, in Warwick, vice Rob. Dynne, deceased. Hampton Court, 20 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 20 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 5.
39. Sir Thos. Ponyngs. Licence to alienate the manor or lordship of Seygehull, in the parish of Barwyke St. Leonard's, Wilts, late in the tenure of Edm. Wynter; and all lands, &c., in Seggehull, which are held of the King in chief; to Sir Thos. Arundell. Westm., 20 Dec.—Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 8, m. 7.
40. Sir Ralph Sadler. Licence to alienate the house, &c., of the late monastery of Selbie, Yorks.; with numerous parcels of land, the water of Owse and fishery thereof, now in tenure of Ric. Kyrke; the fishery of the dam and of ‘les Carrez’ in the lordship of Selbye; and the water of Crowle and fishery thereof, Linc., which belonged to the said monastery; with liberty of having swans upon the said water of Crowley: to Leonard Bekwith. Westm., 20 Dec.—Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 8, m. 8.
41. Resus Lewys. Presentation to the [rectory] (fn. 18) of the parish church of Cheviock (Sheviock), Cornw., Exeter dioc. Otlande, 13 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 21 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 30.
42. Commissions of Gaol Delivery.
Nottingham Gaol.—Sir Brian Stapleton, Sir John Markeham, Sir Nic. Styrley, Sir John Chaworth, Sir John Dawne, Edm. Molyneux, serjeant-at-law, John Constable, John Hercy, Ant. Nevell, Michael Clerkson, and Leonard Skevyngton. Westm., 21 Dec.
43. Derby County Gaol.—Sir Godfrey Fuljambe, Sir Hen. Sacheverell, Sir Will. Bassett, Sir Ralph Longford, Francis Leeke, Thos. Zouche, Rouland Babyngton, John Babyngton, Peter Fretchwell, and John Boune. Westm., 21 Dec. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 16d.
44. Stephen Vaughan and Margaret his wife. Grant of the messuage, tenement, shops, &c., now or late in the tenure of Geoff. Vaughan, of London, merchant tailor, in Watlingstrete, in the parish of All Saints, Bredstrete, London, belonging to the late priory of St. Bartholomew, in West Smythfeld, London; a messuage, &c., now or late in the tenure of John Smyth, in Watlingstrete, in the said parish; a messuage, &c., in the parish of St. Peter, in Chepeside, London; a messuage, tenement, and two shops, one shop being on the East side and the other on the West side of a certain alley called the “Thre Legges,” in the parish of St. Mary of Bowe in Westchepe, London; two other shops, &c., in the said alley; and a messuage, &c., at the South end of the said alley; the two chief messuages and tenements called the Crosse Keys and the Woodwharfe, and other houses, &c., near “Pawlys Wharf,” in the parish of St. Benet, in Castlebaynard warde, London; and certain lands, &c., in the parish of St. Vedast, London; and the whole of the said alley called the “Thre Legges” (names of various tenants given) —all which messuages, &c., belonged to the said late priory of St. Bartholomew, in London, in as full manner as Rob. Fuller, late commendatory prior thereof, held the same. To hold in survivorship, with remainder to the heirs male of the body of the said Stephen. Hamptoncort, 21 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 9. Vacated on surrender 15 May 38 Hen. VIII., in order that the premises might be granted to the said Stephen in another form.
45. Rob. Everest, a sewer of the Chamber. To be one of the King's serjeants-at-arms, vice John Ap Rychards, deceased, with fees of 12d. a day. Hampton Courte, 20 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 4.
46. Sir Thos. Hennedge and Rob. Tirwhit. Next presentation to a canonry and prebend in king Henry VIII.'s College, Oxford. Hamptoncorte, 20 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Dec.—P.S.
47. John Southcote, of Bovytracy, Devon. Grant, in fee, of the manors of Tresine alias Tressam and Kylbury, Devon, which belonged to the late monastery of Buckfast, Devon; with the advowson of the rectory and parish church of Tresine, and appurtenances there and in Buckfastlegh, Devon; and all lands in Spechewyke, in the parish of Wydecombe, Devon, which belonged to the said monastery.
Also, the manor of Shillingford Abbatis alias Abbotes Shillingford, Devon, belonging to the late monastery of Torre, Devon.
Also, grant, in fee, to the said John Southcote and John Rydgewey, of Newton Abbot, Devon, of the manor of Carsewell Abbatis alias Abbottes Carsewell, Devon, belonging to the late monastery of Shirburne, Dorset. Hampton Corte, 18 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 19.
48. Will. Reynolde, mason. To be the master mason of the King's works and buildings in Wyndesor Castle, with 6d. a day, vice Chr. Dekonson, deceased. Hamptoncorte, 21 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 5. (In English.)
49. Ric. Coxe, clk. Presentation to the archdeaconry of Ely, vice Thos. Thurleby, promoted to the bishopric of Westminster. Westm., xxxiiii. (sic for 24?) Dec. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 28.
50. Sir John Seyntlowe. To be steward of the lordship of Bedmynster and hundred of Bedmynster and Hertclyff, Somers., vice Sir Will. Kyngeston, dec., with 5 marks a year. Otlande, 13 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 27 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 26.
51. Sir James Strangways. Licence to alienate the manors of Hunmandby, Mountgrace, and Morton next Estharlesey, and lands in Hunmandby, Mountgrace, Morton, and Estharlesey, Yorks.; the manors of Whavton and Hadston, and lands in Whavton, Hadston, Acton, Helme, Huntlawe, Newham, Estplee, Estchevington, Parva Benton, Swynborne, Colwell, Chyrton, and Heschett; the manor of Lowyk and lands in Lowyk; a moiety of the manor of Woller and the forest of Chevyott and certain acres of pasture, wood, &c., in Woller and Chevyott, Northumb.; the manor of Barnaldby and lands in Barnaldby, Grymysby, Waltham, Wayth, Asby, Brygysley, Holton, and Souththuresby, Linc.; the manor of Ekyngton and lands in Ekyngton, Reynoleshawe, Moresburgh, Burelands, Plomley, Spynkhyll, Rigewaye, Trowaye, Bramley, Hartehill, Barleburgh, Kyllyngmershe, Beighton, Walterthorp, and Dogmanton, with the advowsons of Ekyngton church and, of the chantry of the high altar of St. Mary in that church, Derb.; to Sir Will. Dacre, lord Dacre and Graystok, and Sir Chr. Dacre, and the heirs of the said Sir William. 28 Dec. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 36.
52. Hugh Glasier, rector of the parish church of Oye in the marches of Calais. Licence to enjoy his said rectory without being personally resident for more than 3 months in the year. Windsor Castle, 11 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 28 Dec.—P.S. Inrolled in Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 10.
53. Stephen ap Harry, of Rotheros, Heref., and Joan, his wife. Grant, in fee, of certain specified lands, &c., in the parish of Dore, Heref., in the several tenures of Rob. Wilton, and Evan ap Grang and Gwirdvilla, his wife, which were lately leased to Rob. Wylton; the messuage, &c., called the “Byggestie,” late in tenure of Thos. Baskervile and afterwards leased to John ap Hooel Wylcokes and Dudgye, his wife; and the grange of Morehampton in Dore, in the tenure of Thos. Baskervyle, and Morehampton wood; all which belonged to the late monastery of Dore. Hamptoncorte, 22 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Courte, 28 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 20.
54. Sir Thos. Hennage and Rob. Tyrwhit. Grant of the next presentation to the canonry and prebend in the Royal college in Oxford commonly called “Kynge Henry the Eight his college.” Westm., 22 Dec. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 8, m. 4.
55. John Mason, A.M. Licence, in consideration of his great and manifold services to the King in arduous and important matters both by sea and land, to hold his prebends of Tymmesbury, Hants, and Crosse in the collegiate church of Crediton, Devon, even if he should marry a second time. Hampton Coorte, 20 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 28 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 29.
56. Edw. Watur, a gentleman usher of the Chamber. To be keeper or clerk of the King's ships in England and elsewhere, with fees of 12d. a day and 6d. a day for a clerk under him; in as full manner as Edm. More, Rob. Brikenden, or Thos. Jermyn late enjoyed the office. Hamptoncort, 27 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 28 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 49.
57. The Knights of St. John.
John Rawson, late one of the brethren of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England, dissolved. Annuity of 200 marks for life, payable out of the issues of the possessions in co. Glouc. belonging to the Court of Augmentations, by the receiver-general of the lands of the late hospital of St. John. Hampton Corte, 28 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 29 Dec.—P.S.
Similar annuities to other brethren, viz.:—
John Sutton, 200l., out possessions in co. York.—P.S. (Same date.)
Hen. Poole, 200 marks, out of possessions in co. Leic.—P.S. (Same date.)
Pat. p. 7, m. 15.
Ambrose Cave, 100 marks, out of possessions in co. Leic.—P.S. (Same date.)
Edw. Belyngeham, 100l., out of possessions in co. Sussex—P.S. (Same date.)
Pat. p. 7, m. 16.
Thos. Pemberton, 80l., out of possessions in co. Northt.—P.S. (Same date.)
Thos. Copledyke, 50l., out of possessions in co. Lincoln.—P.S. (Same date.)
Pat. p. 7, m. 30.
Philip Babyngton, 10l., out of possessions in co. Midd.—P.S. (Same date.)
Ric. Broke, 100 marks out of possessions in co. York.—P.S. (Same date.)
Cuthbert Leighton, 60l., out of possessions in co. York.—P.S. (Same date.)
Pat. p. 7, m. 31.
Edm. Huse, 100 marks, out of possessions in co. Dorset.—P.S. (Same date.)
Pat. p. 7, m. 32.
58. Sir Thos. Chene, Treasurer of the Household and Warden of the Cinque Ports. Grant, in tail male, of the lordship and manor of Chilham, Kent, which was granted to the crown by Thos. earl of Rutland; and all messuages, lands, &c., in Chilham, Goseolde Borowe, Molasshe, Shotinden Borowe, Market Borowe, Dane Borowe, Bowrelande Borowe, Northernys Borowe, Estwere Borowe, and Egerton, Kent, and in the divers “dennes” in the “Welde” of Kent, viz., in Kyngesnothe Denne, Halsenothe Denne, Marden Denne, Hokerige Denne, Pikenden Denne, Wallinghurst Denne, Wyke Denne, Kyngesdenne Denne, Hammersham Denne, Haye, Crotynden, Shepeherst, and Hasyllyn Denne, Kent, and elsewhere in said co. and in the city of Canterbury, belonging to the said manor, &c.; also the rectory and church of Chilham, which belonged to the late monastery of Syon, Midd., and the advowson of the vicarage and parish church, and all messuages, lands, &c., belonging to the said rectory and church.
Also divers parcels of land, &c., specified by name, &c., in the parish of Tenam, Kent, which lands, &c., belonged to Thos. late earl of Essex, and which the King had of the said earl. Hamptoncorte, 25 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 29 Dec.—P.S. (slightly mutilated). Pat. p. 7, m. 35.
59. Sir Thos. Hennage. Grant, in fee, of the house and site of the late priory of Legborne, Linc.; the church, steeple, and churchyard, &c.; the demesne lands, the manor of Legborne, the rectories and churches of Legborne, Salfletbye, Farlestroppe, Halyngton, and North Somercottes, Linc., with advowsons of the vicarages, the grange of North Somercotts, and all lands of the said priory in Legborne, Somercottes, Hekyngton, Wythall, Cowthrope, Manby, North Somercottes, South Somercottes, Salfletbye, Thedilthorpe, Grymolbie, Borewell, Leake, and Leverton, Linc., and elsewhere in Lincolnshire. To hold by certain stated yearly rents, &c. Hampton Coorte, 20 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 29 Dec. — P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 38.
60. Rob. Chestre, a gentleman usher of the Chamber. Grant, in fee, of the house and site of the late priory of Royston, Herts and Camb.; the lordship and manor of Royston; the manors of West Rede, formerly called Alande Rede, Cokenache, Newhall, and Hoddenhoo, Herts; lands (specified and tenants named) in Berkewey or Barkewey, and Shepnes in the parish of Chissell, Herts; and all lands of the said priory in Royston, West Rede, Tharfeld, Cokenache, Newsellys, Shepneys, and Buklond, Herts and Camb.; in as full manner as Ric. Bryton, the last prior, held the premises; with two fairs, one through the whole of Whitsun week and the other on the 7th July and two days following, and a market on every Wednesday at Royston; with liberties: to hold by certain yearly rents, free from the charge of certain specified pensions. Hamptoncorte, 25 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 28.
61. Edw. Fenys lord Clynton and Saye. Licence to alienate lands in Amwyke and Ruskyngton, Linc., to William and John Thomson, and the heirs of the said William. Westm., 30 Dec. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 41.
62. Nic. Brystow. To be steward of the manors or lordships of Aston and Sabrithford (Sawbridgeworth), Heref. (Herts), and Houghton, Beds, parcel of the possessions of the late monastery of Readinge, Berks; in the King's hands by the attainder of Hugh Cooke, the last abbot. Hamptoncort, 22 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 30 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 44.
63. Guill'm Brellont. To be “embraderator” (embroiderer of the tapestry?) of the King's chapel and great vestibule, vice Edm. Hudson, deceased, with fees of 6d. a day. Hamptoncort, 21 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 30 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 8., m. 45.

Footnotes

1 See No. 138.
2 The Emperor's mother Joan Queen Dowager of Castile.
3 That of the Landgrave of Hesse.
4 Addressed to the Presidents. See No. 251 (3).
5 Monsieur de Formes.
6 Sir John Campbell.
7 Imbert de Saveuses, as will appear later.
8 Monsieur de Formes.
9 Much mutilated but the above seems to be the idea.
10 The writer should have said “having married his son (the prince of Chimay) to Monsieur de Guise's daughter.”
11 Of wild boar, according to Kaulek, which agrees with Wallop's letter; but the words “de sanglier” are omitted in the transcript.
12 Sir John Campbell of Lundy.
13 Misread Cramal in Kaulek. The real name is Campbell. See note on p. 169.
14 See No. 307.
15 On the 26 Feb. 1539. See Vol. XIV. Part. 1., No. 373.
16 Statute 32 Hen. VIII. cap. 14.
17 See No. 359.
18 The words in both P.S. and patent are:—“ad ecclesiam parochialem ecclesiæ parochialis de Cheviock.”