941. Chapuys to Charles V.
The king of England, seeing that the French king was not inclined
to declare against the Scotch in case of war, has tried to make him act as
mediator in treating of peace or renewal of "ses ministres." The French
ambassador has accordingly written to Scotland, and to ask his master to
help Henry's affairs at Rome. He told Chapuys that his master could do
no less, considering the friendship between the two Kings, and that the
Emperor must not take it ill, as it did not concern him much, and he should
not esteem a woman so highly; that Henry was ill-advised to spend so much
time and money, and ought to follow king Lewis's example, and marry whom
he would, without further process. Answered that the Emperor was bound
to see justice done, and not less out of consideration for the Queen than for
the sake of the King's honor, and to prevent an ill example and scandal in
Christendom; that the French king had always spoken in a different tone,
and that the case of king Lewis was very different. He did not know what
to answer to this, seeming to repent of what he had said; and, changing the
subject, told Chapuys that he thought that the Scotch ambassadors had gone
to France by sea, although they had a safe-conduct to pass through England.
He had heard from the French ambassador at Venice of the discovery of a
Spanish plot to take Venice, at which the Signory were much troubled, but
the Ambassador seemed pleased, as it might be an occasion of alienating the
Signory from the Emperor. He spoke also of a packet of importance being
taken from his courier between London and Dover.
On giving the King yesterday the Emperor's letters in favor of a poor
man of Antwerp, he said that John de la Saulx and the other imperial
deputies were very exorbitant in their demands; and if the Low Countries
gave his subjects occasion to take their trade elsewhere, they would find out
in time that the loss was irreparable, and would repent of their error. He
confessed that his subjects would at first have some trouble in opening up
new trade, but in the end they would have more advantages, and it would
be a very bad thing if the treaties of peace and alliances were interfered
with. This he said half between his teeth, and not openly. Declared, in
reply, the Emperor's constant wish to preserve peace and good feeling both
in this affair and others. He said nothing to this, but continued to find
fault with the Imperial deputies.
In consequence of a letter from an English merchant in Flanders, saying
that a new impost was talked of, the ships which were ready to sail to Bergues
have been stopped for seven or eight days. The King was not inclined
to give them licence, but the merchants' importunity prevailed. While
discussing these affairs, Norfolk informed the Archbishops that the Turk had
made great preparations for invading the dominions of the Emperor and the
king of the Romans,—implying that the Emperor would have too much to do
elsewhere to wish to be a bad neighbour. He ordered the collectors of
Customs to examine imports and exports more strictly, and to bind importers
of foreign goods to exchange (fn. 1) them for English goods.
Although the King sent Norfolk and others to speak to the Nuncio about
the annates, he wished to see him himself, to make him write to the Pope
that it would be a great benefit to his Holiness, provided he granted his
demands. The Nuncio asked for a copy of the constitution, that he might
the better write to the Pope; but this the King refused.
The Estates have met again. Today the Chancellor, the duke of Norfolk,
and other lords went to the House of Commons to show the need of making
a harbour at Dover, of fortifying the Scotch frontier, and making preparations
for war during the peace; which is as much as to say that a tax
must be imposed. Though this has not been distinctly spoken of in public,
it is said that the King wishes for a tenth from the clergy and a fifteenth
from the others; and it is believed that it will be granted, as the deputies are
chosen for his purpose. Many think the exaction of the tax will cause
On Easter day the provincial (fn. 2) of the Friars Minors preached at their convent
at Greenwich before the King, who was not pleased with the sermon; for
the preacher said that the unbounded affection of princes and their false
counsellors deprived them of the knowledge of the truth. The King spoke
to the provincial afterwards, and heard words which did not please him; for
the provincial told him clearly that he was endangering his crown (son estat)
for both great and little were murmuring at this marriage. The King dissembled
his ill will, and, not being able to alter the provincial's opinion, gave
him leave to go to Tholouse. When he heard of his departure, he caused
one of his chaplains (fn. 3) to preach there in his presence, contrary to the
custom of the convent and the wish of the warden. The chaplain began to
contradict what the provincial had preached, saying that he wished he were
present to answer him. On this the warden (fn. 4) rose, and said that he would
answer for his minister in his absence. At the close of his sermon the
chaplain dared to say that all the universities and doctors were in favor
of the divorce. The warden could not stand this lie, and said, in presence
of the King, that it was not so. The King was very angry, and has caused
all the bishops to tell the provincial, who has returned, that he ought to
deprive the warden, and make him amend his error. This he will not do,
and yesterday the King had them both arrested. They have promised
Chapuys they will rather die than change their opinion. The provincial
went abroad more to have a book in the Queen's favor printed than for
the chapter. The King thinks he will benefit his cause by allowing
preaching in favor of the divorce; but his cause grows worse, for the people
Has already written that the duke of Norfolk has often said that he
should marry his son (fn. 5) soon to avoid the suspicion of wishing for the Princess
for him. He has now performed his word, and must have had some urgent
cause; for his son will not be fit for marriage for three years, and the lady (fn. 6)
has neither great riches nor connections. It is said that the lady Anne has
forced the Duke to do this, for fear of his trying to obtain the Princess. The
Queen writes to the Emperor about her affairs. London, 16 April '32.
Fr. From a modern copy.
942. Chapuys to Ortiz.
If the Pope do not determine to declare in this matter, things are
getting so bad here that it will be much to the prejudice of his Majesty, and
to the dishonor of the Holy See. The longer the sentence is delayed, the
worse it grows. The evil can only be met by strong remedies, which perhaps
may be impossible. To declare would cut short everything; and as it is an
article of faith, there would be no danger of scandal. London, 17 April
Sp., pp. 1. Modern copy.
943. Sir George Nevile to Cromwell.
Whereas it has pleased you that I should have here more liberty than
I had before; and for giving me authority to write to you in this my great
necessity, you bind me to you for life. 17 April.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council. Endd.
944. [John] Bunolt to Cromwell.
Thanks him for his continual kindness. Clarencieux has written to
him that Cromwell has given him another horse; for which, and for his
honest gratuities, he cannot recompense him. Wrote lately to Mr. Peter
and to Clarencieux to bespeak Cromwell's favor for Mr. Raymond, who has
got into trouble for a word spoken in a cause between Jas. Lawson and a
Frenchman named Eustace Doyen. Explains the circumstances. Is sure
Raymond had never a penny of the Frenchman, but lost, by reason of his
attendance on him in Flanders, above 200l.,—the said Frenchman having then
an action against Peter van Strate, which is still undetermined. The
arbitrators, nevertheless, have condemned Raymond to pay a sum to Lawson
by yearly instalments for speaking one word. The lands he and his wife
and children have are not worth more than 20 marks a year, and he lies in
bed impotent with gout. Begs that he may be adjudged to pay in reasonable
yearly instalments. He has given power to his son-in-law, the bearer,
to give a bond for the amount. Desires Cromwell to befriend him, so that
he be not compelled to cross the sea, as no one will be surety for him, owing
to the slander Raymond has put him to. Calais, 18 April.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. : To the right worshipful and my singular good friend,
Master Cromwell at London.
945. Robt. Earl of Sussex to Cromwell.
Begs him to have the Earl in remembrance for the stewardship of the
honor of Clare. Desires credence for his chaplain. Wodham Wauter,
18 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Master Cromwell.
946. Henry VIII. to Knight, Hacket, and Tregonel.
Has received their letters, and communed with the bearer. Thanks
them for their wisdom and dexterity. Seeing that the Emperor's commissioners,
by the last article of their reply, peremptorily affirm their sayings
without further proof, and therefore seem as though they would make an
end, unless you will enter communication upon a new intercourse; after
consultation with our customers and merchants, in order to prevent the
sudden departure of the Imperial commissioners, and to win time, we think
good that you signify to them that you have received an answer from us,
and therefore intend to treat with them, telling them that the chief cause
of the meeting is the discovery of truth as to which party's demand is most
In many of the articles, and most of the replications, there is a plain issue
of Yea and Nay, concerning which days should be appointed for the examination
of witnesses. The following replies are to be given to them in Latin :
The first of their replies is not true, therefore let proofs be seen. To the
2nd article, the wares are customed upon rates long ago agreed upon and
thought reasonable by the merchants, and no questions asked nor oaths
taken as surmitted in their replication. The customers remember no such
matter for 20 years. They say that the value of wares which are not rated
would be tried by the oath of the owners; but this has not happened in
20 years. To the 3rd, wharfage and carriage are no new duties, but so old
that the demanding them does not offend the treaty. It is reasonable,
because the wharfs are repaired by the private inhabitants. The 4th is
not newly found, but used as it has been time out of mind. The 5th is
misconstrued. Touching the 6th, it has been proved before the Imperial
ambassadors here that the right of scavage is anciently due to the city of
London; there is no exaction increased; and it is not let, as is surmitted, but
gathered on an account to the mayor's use. To the 7th, touching ballivage,
the truth is contrary. To the 8th, touching anchorage and groundage, there
has been nothing newly exacted. The duties of King's money and clerk's
money in the 9th article have been paid time out of mind. In the same
article the Imperialists say that English merchants can sell their cloths
ready draped for less than the Emperor's subjects can buy the wools
undraped at Calais : to this you may answer that the price is never too
great when men are not compelled to buy. To the 10th, concerning the
staplers, what is now done has always been done. To the 11th, touching
staplers and customers : the first part, concerning leaving their old wools behind
them and demanding a "gable," must appear by proof; the second part, that
the staplers give the privilege of old wools to new wools, is denied; to the
third part you may say that the half mark is taken away from the old, and the
Emperor's subjects, by privy covenants, and contrary to the determination
of the staple, bargain for the new wools for less than they are rated, to their
own gain and the decay of the staple. To the 12th article, concerning
casting anchor far from land, a public provision for preventing deceit must
extend to all men. Strangers ought not to complain of the points in which
we distrust our own nation. A general law ought not to be taken as an
injury to any particular person, when it is only to prevent fraud. To the
13th article, touching London : the city had this privilege many hundred
years before the treaty with the Emperor, and it could not therefore be taken
away from it; it is, therefore, excepted in the treaties salvis legibus municipalibus,
&c. To the 14th article, touching the price of victuals : the treaty
has this clause, salvis legibus municipalibus; but if it had not, it must have
geminam et œquam interpretationem. Victual, being a necessary substance,
should not be esteemed at the seller's liberty, lest he should abuse his merchandize,
and force men for want to buy at his price. To the 15th article,
you may say that the Emperor's subjects corrupt gaugers to prevent them
doing their duty, wherein they offend more than the King's subjects;
otherwise there is no excess. To the 16th article, concerning packing : to
prevent disputes between the buyer and seller, it is ordered that the packer
shall pack the wool alone. To the 17th article, touching the payment of
double customs,—one for sale of wares, another for passage,—you may answer
that this division is not known here, but that any person entering a port,
not driven by weather nor to repair any necessary, shall be compelled to
break bulk and make sale, and thus pay custom. This has been ever used.
To the 18th, touching the statutes of the Merchants Adventurers : these private
agreements between companies of merchants do not belong to treaties
between princes, and no public contract can take away private policy. To the
19th, touching the oath of the merchant of Camfer, which they say is very
likely to be true, you may say "that lightlywood includeth not truth in
dede." To the 20th, concerning the fishermen of Flanders : the substance
of those executed was so small, that no heir nor executor appeared from
whom recovery might be had. The 21st, touching cheeses, is not true.
To the last, touching the intimation which they say was made by lady
Margaret, you may say that that must appear by examination. Whereas
they say that the King, in consequence of business, did not regard it; they
show that of congruence, the treaty de quinquennio in quinquennium must
have place, as it has had and has, ut semper duret et maneat prorogatio
If they will not receive your rejoinder, but affirm the replications to be
true, and make countenance to depart unless you enter upon communication
for a new intercourse, you must then repeat the first part of these letters;
show them the unreasonableness of refusing to examine proofs of the truth;
protest that you have made them this offer, and abide upon this point, not
departing until you see them departed, and know our pleasure.
Desires them to write to him and to the Ambassador with the queen of
Hungary, whose room Hacket is to occupy, and on knowledge had from
Knight and the other commissioners to present the accompanying letters to
the Queen, and procure some reformation in that behalf. If they cannot
obtain reason, time may be gained for studying how to meet their pertinacity.
Westm., 19 April. Signed.
Pp. 7. Add. Endd.
947. Sir John Gage to Cromwell.
I am sorry that Sir Edw. Bary "hath [not] showed you or this time
the cause of my so long absence." When he left I was not able to stand
nor to sit up to sign a letter, by reason of a grievous pain in my back and a
sore cough, which is now somewhat better. I pray you show the King
the cause of my absence, and I will come to Court as soon as I can ride.
Reminds him of his matter for Roklande and Borrame. Fyrlle, Friday,
19 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To, &c. Master Cromwell, one of the King's most honorable
948. St. Bartholomew's, London.
See Grants in April, 23 Hen. VIII., No. 23.
28,584, f. 278.
949. Letters from Rome.
"Relacion de las cartas de Roma, postrero de Abril, de 12, 13, 14,
16, 19, 1532."
Substance of various letters from Muxetula and others, containing,
however, nothing that concerns England except the following :—
All three [ambassadors] write that it has been resolved not to send any
legate into France or England; and Muxetula says that if any one were to
go it would be Salviate, and under such conditions as your Majesty should
Sp. Modern copy.
950. Sir Will. Parre to Cromwell.
Please help the bearer, my servant, to my fee of Dawntre and
Tykfforde, due to me at Michaelmas last. Sheriff Hutton, 20 April.
P. 1. Add. : Right worshipful.
951. William Parre, jun., to [Cromwell].
Rob. Tarne, a very insolent person, did not only openly and secretly
enter my park at Kendal on various occasions, but killed and stole my game,
and spoke many malicious words to Will. Redman, my keeper there, who
advised him to desist from his unlawful pastime, and keep a sober tongue.
On which Tarne and he made a fray, and the former chanced to be hurt.
He proposes not only to trouble Redman, but to sue my cousin, Sir Jas.
Laborne, for abetting him, who had nothing to do with it. He is maintained
in this by my lord of Cumberland and Sir Thos. Clifford, for the malice they
bear my cousin Laborne, "for my lord of Richmond's and my poor causes."
Whereas it has been the ancient custom in the barony of Kendal to administer
justice in all strife, as my grandfather, father, and uncle, Sir William Parre,
always did : now it is that sundry wealthy and malicious persons, for the ill-will
they bear my lord of Richmond and me, infringe the said custom, and
send up poor people to London who cannot afford it. I am so molested with
their exclamation that I am compelled to write to you for remedy, hoping,
whenever such malicious persons repair to London, they may be remitted to
my cousin Laborne, who is deputy steward there. Horton, 20 April.
952. Westminster Palace.
A book of payments for building at the King's manor of Westminster,
in wages to artificers, "emptions," carriage of material, &c., for a whole year,
in payments at intervals of four or six weeks, beginning with the four weeks
ended on Sunday, 7 May 23 Hen. VIII., and concluding with the four weeks
ended at 20 April 23 Hen. VIII.
Each monthly payment has a separate title, "Prima Solutio," &c. The names of all
the labourers and artisans are given, and also of a number of London tradesmen.
Among the more important are, James Needeham, the King's carpenter; Edmund
Weether, warden of the bricklayers; John Barloo, one of the purveyors for the buildings;
John Moulton, master mason; Chr. Dyconson, master of the bricklayers.
Wheelbarrows are bought of Robt. Woodeland, of London, carpenter; plaster of Paris
of Nic. Weethers, merchant; nails of Thos. Gorye, ironmonger; solder of Thos. Cunne,
serjeant plumber; steel spades, shovels, &c., of Robt. Wilkinson and Wm. Perkins,
turners; baskets of Isope Arnold, basket maker; parchment, &c., of Wm. Baylye and John
Parker, stationers; paper of John Bartelett, the King's printer.
P. 9. "To Robt. Susion, of London, horner, for six blowing horns of him bought,
continually to remain within the said manor for warning by them to be given at 11 times
by night for the safe custody of all such stuff as shall remain within the said manor,"
P. 33. Wages of "painters working upon the Coronation of our said Sovereign
Lord, made and set out in the Low Gallery," [by the orchard,] (fn. 7) viz., Isaac Labrune, at 12d.
a day; John Augustyne and Nic. Lasora, at 10d. a day; Wm. Plasyngton, at 7d. a day;
and Robt. Short, at 6d.
P. 42. Wages of 25 labourers occupied at Ipswich in laying board, stone, timber, and
other stuff to be measured there. Total of first payment, 225l. 6s. 1d.
P. 47. Second payment ending 27 May.
Bricks bought of Mr. Laurence Stubbis, vicar of Kingston-on-Thames, of the following
kind : Samwelle brick, hard brick, and brickbats, averaging 2s. 8d. a 1000, and of other
persons at 4s. 2d. Caen stone, bought of Wm. Noalle, of Cotevell, in Normandy, and
of John Pettyfoulde of Fecham, in Normandy, at 4s. 6d. the ton. Plaster of Paris, of Wm.
Deubuke of Roane, at 4s. a "mount" containing 30 cwt. Elmboard, of John Hammond of
London, woodmonger. Ropes of John Lawdon of London, salter. Pipes made into tubs,
of Geo. Lorde of Westminster.
Payments for conveyance of lead, Caen stone, and other materials from the college at
Ipswich to Galye Key in London, and thence to Westminster.
Wages of 211 labourers of divers kinds, and of 6 clerks to oversee them. The names
of the latter are Wm. Forster, Antony Parker, Peter Champney, Thos. Spencer, and
John Briggs at 6d. a day, and David Marten at 8d.
Total of payments, 286l. 19s. 4½d.
P. 81. Third payment, ending 1 July 23 Hen. VIII.—To certain persons in Normandy, for
Caen stone. To John Orgar of Boulton quarry in Kent, mason, for hard stone of Kent,
called ashlar. To Derik Johnson of Antwerp, for plaster of Paris. To John Chappell
and Roger Basyng of London, joiner, and John Giles of St. Katharine's, for wainscot. To
Thos. Martin of Crawley, Wm. Porter of Weybridge, and others, for oak board. Roof
nails bought of Thos. Gurry at 6s. a somme, containing 10,000, and a pair counter balance
to weigh them, 6s. Yellow and green paving tiles, 5s. a 100. To Wm. Walwyn of
Kensington, for thorns bought on the stubb in a wood called Northland, at 4d. a load; and
to Wm. Byrde of London, currier, for edders and stakes bought likewise on the stub in
Knotting wood; which thorns, edders, and stakes were employed in the hedging of a
ground annexed to the said manor, called Skotteland, for safe custody of parcel of the
timber of the houses taken down. "For a stock lock set upon a door of a house where
poor men were accustomed to be served in the late Lord Cardinal's time," 8d. "For
two pikes to two shores made for the overthrowing of the walls of the great tower in the
palace." For a pair cross garnets made for the hosier's stall in Lamb Alley, for that
the garnets of the same stall were broken by a cart which carried stones to the foundation,"
4lbs. weight at 1d. a lb. For mending a lock on the door going out of the bayne
chamber into the gallery. For a new key to a door at the stair head entering into Master
Norris' chamber, 4d. A platte lock to the King's key on a door in the partition in the
low gallery between the privy bridge and the orchard, with a platte to the keyhole of the same
lock. A spring lock with a staple and a flap upon the door between the King's dining chamber
and his sleeping chamber, 16d. For stay bars, lockets, and upright bars, made for a bay
window in the chamber late transposed in the low gallery by the orchard. For a hasp and
two staples set upon the gate entering into a certain ground late Dr. Dookys. For four
square bolts set upon four doors in the earl of Wiltshire's lodging, 4d. each. For 52
locket bars and 26 uprights made for certain windows in the King's library. For 74 plattes
made for the monyellis (mullions) of the windows, containing in length 128½ feet, at 1½d. a
foot. For three bars for the stillatory. For a new platte, varnished, with staples, screws, and
vices to the same, provided for a door entering into the King's library out of his dressing chamber,
3s. 4d. For two pair screws for tracery rods provided for the master mason to draw with
in his tracery house, 8s. Carriage of old stone, brick, chalk, and flint from Kennington Place,
which was taken down, to Lambeth, with water carriage aeross to Westminster. Carriage
of materials belonging to the late Cardinal from Kingston and Esher. To Thos. Swalowe,
King's messenger, riding to different parts of the realm to take artificers for the buildings,
12d. a day; and for one load of green birch and willow for the refreshing of the said
manor against our Sovereign Lord's coming thither, 3s. 4d.
Total payments, 673l. 13s. 11¼d.
P. 155. Fourth payment, ending 29 July 23 Hen. VIII.—Green cloth for covering a
pay board for the paymaster of the buildings to pay upon, and two writing boards for the
clerk to write and cast upon. For 7 lb. of candles bought for the labourers working by
night in foundations and upon works. To Richard Fleming of Westminster, shoemaker
for three buckets of leather for a pump in the Lambe Alley, for conveying of water out
of a foundation there. Eight rubber stones for sharpening tools, at 5½d. each. For
2 lb. frankincense delivered by Henry Bird of London, grocer, at Rouncyvalle, for airing
the almshouse there, wherein the workmen be paid, 12d. Locks for doors in the lodgings
of master treasurer, master cofferer, the clerk of the Green Wax, the earl of Wiltshire
and the chamber where the King's children lie. A stock lock upon a store-house door
in the King's Street, Westminster. For a great pair of paulmed hinges with hooks, for a
great gate set in the new wall against Endyve Lane for the ready carriage of stuff to
workmen. For 24 flint hammers, at 3d. each, for the roughlayers. For two axes to cut
down certain trees growing in divers parts of the ground appointed for the new buildings
and also for masons' lodges. For "shoting" of three old bars and making a new bar
to a horse mill at the sign of the Axe in King Street. "For a ground auger made with a
socket bit steeled, containing in length 10 foot, for searching of the ground whereupon
the walls be appointed to be made about the new park nigh unto the said manor," 47 lb.
at 2d. a lb. For mending glass in the lantern in the King's closet, the privy gallery, the
gallery next to the Thames, the palette chamber, the gallery next the banquet house, the
King's study, and other apartments. For setting the King's badges in a bay window of ten
lights, and other operations. Carriage of old stone, chalk, flint, and mortar from the King's
place called the Mews. Prest money for roughlayers and bricklayers, taken by the
King's commission, at the rate of 3d. for ten miles. Wages of 383 labourers engaged in
pulling down houses, and throwing down the walls of the King's place in the palace, and
also at the Mews and Kennington Place, and in other operations, with wages for holiday
works, night work, and respite hours. Total payments, 580l. 10s. 1½d.
P. 225. Fifth payment, ending 26 August.—For carriage of old stone, flint, and chalk,
and of rubbish and earth from the ground appointed for an orchard and a garden there,
and carriage of earth for amending the ground about a bridge between the said manor and
St. James-in-the-Field, within the ground appointed for the forenamed park. To Geo.
Rowley, farmer, of Kennington Place, for the carriage of 16 loads of oaken timber and
planks of elm from the same place to Faulx Halle besides Lambeth, at 6d. a load. For
bricklayers and others, for the working of a vault or watercourse crossing the highway from
Charing Cross to Westminster, directly against the ground called Skotteland, to drain
the meads in the ground appointed for the park. For working on two foundations for a
tower annexed to the new gatehouse set directly over the above highway, and also adjoining
the new gallery, each foundation being 45 ft. long, 5½ ft. broad, and 10 ft. deep.
To John Russell, warden of all the carpenters working in the said buildings, for felling,
hewing, and squaring 70 loads of elm timber near the said Kennington Place, at 14d. a
load. To Hen. Byselle of Lambeth Marsh, four weeks hire of a wherry boat conveying
workmen from Kennington to Westminster, at 6d. a week. Wages of 25 gardeners, for the
levelling of a certain ground late edified to enlarge the orchard.
Total payment, 611l. 13s. 11¾d.
P. 299, vol. II. Sixth payment, ending 23 Sept.—Tiles bought from persons at
Kilbourne. To Elys Carmenelle of London, painter, for 200 Flemish paving tiles, 30s.
To Wm. Segar of London, ironmonger, for 200 coarser paving tiles, yellow and green,
10s. To. Ric. Ropkyn and John Muddilles of Maston (Merstham), Surrey, masons, for
20 tons of Reigate stone, at 4s. a ton. To John Camelle of Hableneffe in Normandy,
and others, for Caen stone, at 4s. 6d. a ton. To John de Garnathoo, of the Company of the
Easterlings, for 100 wainscots, 66s. 8d. To Thos. Marten, of Crowley for joists and
rafters of oak, at 9s. 6d. a load. To Thos. Yonge of East Grinstead, Sussex, for oak timber,
at 5s. 4d. a load.
Total payments, 847l. 8s. 6¼d.
P. 391. Seventh payment, ending 21 Oct.—For two carpets of Gaunt making to cover
two boards within the payhouse, whereupon the clerks make the books containing the
charges of the said buildings, 16d. each. Oystershells delivered to the masons, used for
the setting of stone, at 4d. a bushel. To Wm. Southwood of London, goldbeater, for 300
of fine gold delivered to the painters working on the Coronation, at 5s. 4d. a 100. Iron door
handles, with oylettis and roses, at 8d. each. A pair of garnets set upon a window in the
lord of Rochford's lodging, with nails, &c., 2s. 4d.; and other iron work in the lodging of
Mr. Hennage, my lady of Wiltshire, the lady Anne Rochford (which is directly under the
library). Wages of 31 painters working as well upon the Coronation in the low gallery
by the orchard, as also upon the outsides of the walls of the new gallery. Labourers
digging the foundation of "waterworks," viz., of the wall by the Thames side enclosing
the end of the orchard, who are paid according to the number of tides during which they
Total, 1,060l. 19s. 4½d.
P. 505. Eighth payment, ending 18 Nov.—Total 359l. 7s. 6d.
P. 547. Ninth payment, ending 16 Dec.—Total 787l. 2s. 5¼d.
P. 575. Tenth payment, ending 14 Jan. 23 Hen. VIII.—To Allen Rastarde of Westminster,
for the hire of his wharf, and damage done to it. Expences of Master Thos. Heritage,
surveyor of the buildings, riding into divers parts to view woods for timber.
Total, 497l. 13s. 6¾d.
P. 599. Eleventh payment, ending 10 Feb.—Paid for working of two flower de luce
in freestone, with large branches of roses, together with the King's poysie wrought under
the same flower de luces, set up in the new gate made directly over the highway leading
from Charing Cross towards Westminster, 26s. 8d. For taking down the roof of the
hall at Kennington Place. Digging a dock near Faulxe Halle, for loading barges. Joiners'
work for the ceiling of the new gallery.
Total, 896l. 11s. 0¼d.
P. 625. Twelfth payment, ending 23 March 23 Hen. VIII.—Stuff bought of Clement
Armystone of London, joiner, which was employed in garnishing the roof of the new gallery;
viz., buds of timber turned and carved, leaves of lead attached to them, garnishing of jowpieces
with the King's posy in letters of lead. Pyne nails and English tacketts for nailing up the
said buds and leaves. Painting and gilding done upon the gallery roof by Andrew Wright,
including painting and gilding of four "cases of iron for clockis." Glass bought of Galion
Hone, glazier, with workmanship, viz., Normandy glass, the King's badges, old glass set
in new cement, &c. Carriage of stone, flint, chalk, and brickbats, from the mill behind
Westminster Abbey to the park wall, parcel of the stuff brought from Kennington Place
and there landed; and of rubbish to a wharf now made within the ground called Skotteland;
also carriage of wainscots from St. Katherine's Pool to the house of John Ripleye,
joiner, in St. Giles' parish without Aldersgate, there to be wrought for the King. Carriage
of timber from the house of St. John's to Westminster.
Task works : carving in freestone, of large roses with the King's posy, small roses, flower
de luces with the posy, portcullises with the posy, scutcheons of the King's arms, under crowns
imperial holden up by his beasts. A new dock made in Skotteland. Digging 213 rods in
length for the foundation of the park wall, which is 4 ft. broad and 4 ft. deep. Brick hewn
into turning brick and coynes for the coping of the said wall. Tunnels hewn for chimneys
at 26s. 8d. a piece. Paving tile laid in the floor of the new gallery, 10s. a 1000. To the
keepers of the Gatehouse, Westminster, and the Marshalsea, for their diligence in receiving
misruled persons committed to their custody by Mr. Heritage and Mr. Alvard. To Cotton
and Conweye of the King's Hall, for writing warrants signed by the King for timber.
Total, 1,050l. 14s. 7¾d.
P. 649. Thirteenth payment, ending 20 April 23 Hen. VIII.—For hewing, setting
up, and finishing 8 tunnels of chimneys with their heads and bases, at 26s. 8d. each. 10
chimneys with double tunnels within the new rents near Rouncyvalle.
Total, 225l. 2s.
The last five payments are drawn up in tabular form.
These accounts are bound in two volumes paged consecutively. Pp. 653.
953. Thomas Alvarde.
Declaration by Thos. Alvarde of the sums of money received by him,
from Henry VIII. and others, to his use, since the fail of the late lord
Cardinal, i.e., from 9 Oct. 21 Hen. VIII. to 21 April 23 Hen. VIII.
Received from the King, and from the sale of old iron, wainscot and other
stuff at Westminster, Kennyngton Place, the Mewis and Gippeswiche,
34,098l. 3s. 1d. Paid for the buildings at Westminster, 13,987l. 1s. 6d.
2½q. For taking down and carriage of stuff from the Cardinal's College at
Gippeswiche, 143l. 14s. 8½d. For wardrobe expences, by warrants,
18,147l. 0s. 10¼d. Materials for the said building, 349l. 1s. 3d. Total,
32,626l. 18s. 2d. 1½q. Remaining in Alvarde's hands, 1,471l. 4s. 10d. 2½q.
P. 1, large paper. Endd.
8,584, f. 270.
954. Lope Hurtado De Mendoza to the Empress.
News from France.
The affair of the Queen of England progresses satisfactorily. The opinion
of the scholars of Portugal will shortly be delivered to the King. Don
Esteban does what he can to push this affair on, and great diligence is
necessary, considering the time which is allowed. He will be a good witness
when (fn. 8) ....
"Concerning the Inquisition all goes on well. Navigation to India and in
the Red Sea. King of Fez. Setubal, 21 April 1532."
English abstract from Spanish original at Simancas.
955. John Lord Audeley to Cromwell.
Begs him to tender his affairs in time convenient, else he and his
heirs are undone. With Cromwell's favor, could do the King as good
service as any of his ancestors. Wishes to know the King's pleasure how
he shall be demeaned in the matter concerning Laurence Bonevyz; "for
though I be the King's faithful and true subject, and, unworthy, a baron of
his realm, and my mother of the blood of the Summersettys, yet, as that
indenture is couched, I am in far worse case than though I were a poor
merchant and a stranger born." Is bound to do what he cannot accomplish
without the King's licence; "for if I might, I would have seen the uttermost
point what might have been done or this time." Can see no remedy but to
have intelligence with the king of Portugal. Offers to send a book of his
devices,—what he has done, and what he is willing to do. Complains of the
wrongs done him by Sir John Mundy in retaining his lands, slandering
himself and his officers, and retaining his revenues. Begs his intercession
with my Lord Chancellor to surcease execution of a statute till his Lordship
and Cromwell can determine the matter. Wade, 22 April.
Hol., pp. 3. To, &c. Mr. Croumwell. Sealed.
956. — to —.
Declares the conditions under which he is willing to supply the King
and kingdom with spices.
1. That he and his brothers be made denizens.
2. That the King should appoint a judge to try all the cases which may
arise here between him and his brothers and any other person of his said
house, in conformity, however with the laws of this kingdom; and that we be
exempt from all other tribunals.
3. That if any of us incur blame, proceedings may be taken only against
the person who has been guilty of the error, and that the house and its goods
4. That the mayor and sheriffs be not allowed to interfere with their
house in the way of justice.
5. That as a number of poor Portuguese traffic in this kingdom, who do
not know the custom of the country, they be not troubled or put in prison
until they be first brought to our house; and that if the mayor of that house
will be surety for them, his security be not refused, that is to say, in civil
causes. This will encourage Portuguese to traffic in the kingdom. Begs him
to consider that within the last 16 months he has paid 800l. st. to his
Majesty's customs, by which an estimate may be formed how much good it
would do to the revenue if he were allowed to import spices on these
Ital., pp. 2. Begins : Magnifico Signor mio observandissimo.
957. S. Vaughan to Cromwell.
On Monday after my departure from London I came to Calais. After
my arrival a great storm arose. I forgot to ask you to favor Mr. Semer,
the alderman, who is in the King's danger for something done during his
mayoralty of the Staple. I heard of it in Flanders, before my coming over at
the Cold Mart. You were reported to be the author of this trouble, though
I believed it not. May I beg you to be solicitor to the King for Dr. Latimer,
who is troubled by my lord of Canterbury or some other. It were pity to
trouble or cast away a man whom many men have in so good an opinion.
Calais, St. George's Even.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful, within the gate of the Friars Augustines
958. Francis I. to the Bishop of Auxerre.
Wrote some days past from Argenthan, in answer to a letter from
the Bishop, written by direction of the Pope, who desired that the interview
between himself, the Emperor and Francis, should take place. Sent also a
letter of credence. The packet was sent to Lyons to the marshal de Treuolce,
or the seigneur Pomponio his nephew, in his absence, to be forwarded.
Thinks that before this the Bishop has signified his final resolution to the
Pope. Received his letter of the 22nd ult., with a narrative of the long
conversation between the Pope and him on the 11th, after the Pope had
communicated with a number of the cardinals, whom he had assembled,
respecting the preparations to be made against the Turk, because of the
news which had come from Venice to Rome. Understands the overtures
touching the forces which he is to furnish, and how the Bishop returned to
the Pope on Friday the 15th, and resumed the conversation, making many
remonstrances. The Pope's language was quite different from what Francis
expected in consequence of the Bishop's late letter written by his direction;
and it would appear to have been agreed upon between him and the
Emperor's ministers. The Pope's ambassador here, the bishop of Como, has
visited Francis to inform him of the matters mentioned in the said narrative
and letter. Sends in writing the Bishop's propositions and his own answers,
so that Auxerre may know what to say if any overtures be made to persuade
Francis to furnish troops for the defence of Italy to be employed under
another prince. Is content that they shall defend Italy without him, seeing
they will not let him take part in its defence.
Gives directions for obtaining from the Pope the revocation of the privilege
granted to churches in his kingdom and Dauphiné, of electing their prelates.
He must also urge the Pope for a brief for the punishment of the bishop of
Paris, who has been a prisoner for a long time : and also for bulls for the aid
to be given by the Church to the King for resistance to the Turk, similar to
those granted to the Emperor. Barbarossa has been making great preparations,
and may surprise Provence, and the Bishop must threaten the Pope
that the King will ievy an aid without his authority. He must remind the
Pope of his promise to promote the archbishop of Toulouse to the cardinalate.
Coustances, 23 April 1532.
28,584, f. 271.
959. Charles V. to Miguel Mai.
The Pope may rest sure that he (the Emperor) will never forsake
him. Venice. Enterprise against the Turks. King of France. Swiss, &c.
Concerning the divorce case of the queen of England, he must do the
utmost possible to induce the Pope to pronounce the final sentence. Has
sent with the last courier a holograph letter to the Pope, beseeching him no
longer to delay this affair.
King of the Romans, &c. &c.
Has sent orders to Spain to get there as much money as can be obtained
from lay property as well as from ecclesiastical. Begs the Pope to approve
his measures in as far as Church property is concerned. It would be good
if the Pope would give orders that a tax be levied on all Church property,
and on that of convicts, in the kingdom of Naples, the other states of Italy,
the empire, and even in Flanders. Writes to the dukes of Milan and
Mantua, informing them of the danger with which the Turks threaten
Christendom, and asking them to contribute towards the means of defence.
Has sent a confidential servant of his household to the king of France, and
another to the king of England, informing them of the preparations for war
the Turks are making, and of the resistance he is determined to offer them.
Encloses his instructions to his envoys to France and England, and begs him
to communicate them to the Pope.
The Princes Electors have much delayed their arrival, but they are now
He is to beg the Pope very urgently well to fortify the coasts of his states.
"From Ratisbon, 23 April 1532."
Modern abstract from original draft at Simancas.
960. Sir Harry Gascoygne to Cromwell.
For your kindness showed to me when I was last in London, I send
you a trotting gelding. There are few so good in these parts. As he had
taken some cold, I did not like to send him before. Sadbery, 23 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Right worshipful.
961. Sir Ric. Hart, Canon of Bruton, to Lady Lisle.
Learns by her servant, Mr. Hyberden, that she has received his letter
from London. Would have come by her Ladyship but my Lord informed
him that she was with my Lady Princess and ordered him home by the
nearest way "to returne writtes, and to procleme the fey.....g my Lord
was prevy to." Mr. Weston got his bill signed by the King. Gave him 20l.
for his labor; and 5l. to Mr. Crumwell, who read it to his Highness, and gave
it his good word; and 10l. to Mr. Syllyard, who also helped it. These all
look for thanks of your Ladyship, as they did it more for your sake and my
Lord's than for the money. Gave Stowghton also 10s., without whom it
would not have been sped so soon, and 10s. to his fellows. Cannot express
how glad she has made my Lord his master. We have a great fair here.
All our brothers here thank your Ladyship. Hopes the stuff he brought gave
her satisfaction. Bruton, St. George's Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the most honorable Lady Lysley deliver this at
Order of the
Garter, II. 388.
962. The Garter.
A chapter of the Order of the Garter was held at Greenwich on
24 April 24 Hen. VIII., at which were present the King, the dukes of
Norfolk and Suffolk, the marquis of Exeter, the earls of Arundel, Northumberland,
Sussex, Oxford, Rutland, and Wiltshire, Viscount Lisle, lords
Mountjoy and Sandys, and Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam. It was decreed that the
feast of St. George should be kept on May 12, the earl of Arundel taking
the Sovereign's place, assisted by the earl of Rutland, viscount Lisle, lord
Mountjoy, and Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam. It was determined that lord Dudley's
stall should continue vacant at the King's pleasure.
963. W. Prior of Rochester to Cromwell.
Please command payment for the parsonage of Sutton for the last
quarter. The sexton will deliver an acquittance, and I trust he who will
succeed you in the farm will pay and repair as well. The provost of Eyton
(Eton) has commanded Master Norton no longer to pay out of the parsonage
of Newton, to our place of Rochester, the secular priest's pension, because the
two manors lately belonging to Lesenes, when it stood, were charged with
the same. At the last Easter and before, we were paid by Mr. Norton. If
any comfort come to us of our cell of Felixstow, we will make you the best
recompence for your help. 25 April 24 Hen. VIII.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
964. Rodrigo Nino to Charles V.
Extract of a letter dated 25 April 1532. Last week, in a Council of
the Pregadi, there was read a letter written three months ago by the Venetian
ambassador with the Turk to the Council, stating that the Turk had told
him as a great secret that the kings of France and England, the Vayvode,
the duke of Saxony, the Landgrave and other princes of the empire, had
made a league against your Majesty and the king of the Romans. The
Council of Ten did not wish to communicate this to the Pregadi before, as the
Turk had mentioned it as a great secret.
Sp., p. 1. Modern copy.
965. The Augustinian Hermits.
See Grants in April 1532, 24 Hen. VIII., No. 3.
966. Sir Jas. Layburn to Jas. Layburn, Deputy Steward of
The "shiroff turn" was kept in Kendal on St. Mark's Day by Sir
John Lowther, under-sheriff to my lord of Cumberland in Westmoreland,
Sir Roger Bellingham, and John Hutton, clerk to the under-sheriff, and others
of their retinue. Went with Chr. Godmond and seven others, and charged
them, in the name of the King and my lord of Richmond, to keep no "sheroff
turn" in the liberties of the latter. On being asked for his authority, said
that my lord of Richmond's authority was openly proclaimed in Kendal
market under the King's broad seal. They said they had not heard of it.
Told them that Sir Thos. Clyfford stood by when my lord of Norfolk
commanded the deputy steward not to allow my lord of Cumberland, or any
one for him, to meddle within the said liberty. Charged the constables to
make no answer, and departed,—when they pannelled an inquest of constables,
tenants of Sir Roger Bellingham, Mr. Strikeland, Sir Ric. Weston, Geffrey
Midilton, and Mr. Redemayn, but he does not know what they did. Kendal,
Friday after St. Mark's Day.
P. 1. Headed : Copy of a letter, &c.
967. Ale and Beer Brewers.
Printed copy of the statute 23 Hen. VIII. c. 4, with a seventeenth
century copy appended, of the writ to the mayor and sheriffs of London ordering
it to be proclaimed. Dated Westm., 26 April 24 Hen. VIII.
968. Alexander De Medici, Duke of Florence.
"Autorità data al signore Alessandro de Medici primo Duca della
citta de Firenze, e suo Dominio, da Dodici Riformatori deputati sotto li
27 d'Aprile l'anno del nostro Signore Gieso Cristo 1532-3."
Pp. 26. Modern copy.
969. Monastery of Calewiche.
Indenture, 27 April 24 Hen. VIII., between the King and Ralph
Longford, esquire for the King's body, for the suppression of the monastery
of St. Margaret, Calewiche, Staff., of which Longford's ancestors were
founders. After the suppression, Longford is to have the lands of the
monastery in tail male, subject to a rent agreed upon by indifferent persons.
Draft, pp. 2, large paper.
970. Edmund Husey to Cromwell.
I perceive grievous complaints have been made to you against me,
with a view to take away my right and my life, though I ever submitted
myself to your commands and those of the Council, only using the liberties of
my lands as they have been used heretofore. At the request of poor people
I weighed bread, which was much out of good order; for every loaf wanted
in weight 1 lb. or 2 lb., which I commanded to be amended. Part thereof I
distributed to the poor. If I have done wrong I submit to punishment.
Temple Combe, 28 April.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Worshipful.
St. P. VII.367.
971. Ghinucci, Benet, and Casale to Henry VIII.
Received his letters, dated 22 March. As nothing here was said of
the annates, we asked the Pope intentionally whether he had received
any news from England, and he told us that his Nuncio had signified to
him that there had been some transaction in Parliament adverse to the See
Apostolic, but what it was his Nuncio did not understand; on which we
explained to him the matter according to your letter. We said no more lest
he might be induced to bring the matter before the Consistory, which would
have been prejudicial to your cause. If the protectorate be offered to
cardinal Farnese, cardinal De Monti and Tranis will take it amiss, and
Campeggio and De Cæsis will think themselves wronged. Speak highly of
Jerome Previdellus, who has rendered great services in the cause, and whose
efforts have been more admired than any others and more successful. Sends
the King a brief of what he said. No news of the Turks, except that we are
told the Admiral of their fleet is commanded to spare the vessels of the
Christian subjects of France, England, and the Venetians. It will not attack
Sicily or Italy this year. Rome, 29 April 1532. Signed.
Vit. B. XIII.
972. [Karne and Bonner] to Henry VIII.
Since our letters of 23 [March, there has] been great labour to bring
the disputation p[ublic out of] the Consistory, kept once a week, into Congregations
to be kept before the Pope and Cardinals, in such place [and as
oft] as should please them, to the intent that the disputations might be sooner
ended, and not take such effect as it was devised for. Karne was often
admonished to send conclusions to be proposed in the Congregations, both in
Palm Sunday week and Easter week, as appears by the copies of the intimations
sent herewith. Delivered certain conclusions according to the order
taken at the beginning, with a protestation devised by the King's counsel,
de non recedendo ab eodem ordine et de propon[endo easdem] conclusiones
in consistorio juxta eundem ordinem et non aliter. Notwithstanding, the
Pope caused me to be again admonished, with a threat that if I did not appear
on April 3, he would proceed in spite of the protestation. Delivered a
fresh protestation on April 3, of which a copy is enclosed, and caused it to
be registered by the Datary. It was examined at a Congregation in the
afternoon, and the published conclusions were again remitted to be heard in
Consistory. This was more beneficial. The matter was thus deferred till
the 10th, when the Pope kept a Consistory. Mr. Provydell, (Prævidellus), a
singular good clerk from Bologna, proposed three conclusions concerning the
habilitation of Karne, and that the cause ought to be committed extra curiam
to a place safe for both parties. A copy is enclosed. As neither the Imperialists
nor the Queen's counsel appeared, Karne said to the Pope that they would
not have absented themselves if they had any good matter to allege, or did
not diffide of their part; accused them of contumacy, and desired it to be
enacted. On the 14th the Pope desired him to be present at the Consistory
on the 17th. Gave the Datary three conclusions,—the 19th, 20th, and 25th,
with a protestation, which is enclosed. At the Consistory, Providell spoke
in favor of them, answered the objections he thought the other party would
use, being sorry that neither the Imperialists' nor the Queen's counsel were
there. His sayings are sent herewith, with the protestation. Does not
think the Pope will hear the remaining seven conclusions, which are yet
undisputed, in the Consistory, as the adverse party will not come. "Nevertheless,
to take otherwise out of the Consistory with the Cardinals' information,
his Holiness is well contented." Sends a copy of what was done in Consistory
on March 20. Rome, 29 April.
In Bonner's hand. Mutilated. Add.
973. Chapuys to Charles V.
Has received the Emperor's letters by Mons. de Montfalconet, who
writes fully about the affairs mentioned in his instructions. No one could
have been more suitable for the charge, nor more agreeable to the King and
the Court. The result depends on the determination of the French king.
The Queen does not think it advisable that the brief to the King should
be presented yet. The Nuncio has promised to be ready to do it whenever
she wishes. Does not write about the Queen, as the said Baron will inform
the Emperor plainly. London, 29 April '32.
Fr. From a modern copy.
Vit. B. XIII.
974. Casale and Benet to Henry VIII.
Received on the 3rd his letters of the 21st, touching the bishopric of
Chester. Have done as much as they can to induce the Old man (Ancona)
to stand earnestly for the excusator, but he says he cannot depart from his
first opinion without some ground. Detail the method he has adopted for the
cause. He says that no one can openly show his mind, and declare that he
favors your cause, without losing his reputation and influence. The Pope is
swayed by his opinion, and almost everything is done according to his advice;
therefore, in all negotiations with him, it is necessary to be very secret.
Describe their proceedings with De Monte, to whom and the bishop of
Ariminum they advise the King to write letters of thanks. The Pope is
convinced of the coming of the Turks. We cannot persuade him of the
great danger to be apprehended if an army be sent [by the Emperor] into
Italy. Rome, 29 April 1532. Signed.
Cipher deciphered. Mutilated. Add.
28,584, f. 273.
975. Dr. Ortiz to Charles V.
Sends a copy of his last letter about the demand for the second brief
in the Queen's case. Is much rejoiced at the arrival of the cardinal of
Burgos in Rome, on account of his zeal for justice and the Emperor's
The discussions about these conclusions are finished, and the Rota must
now refer its judgment to the Consistory. Fears the Cardinals may ask to
be particularly informed. Rome, 29 April 1532.
Sp., pp. 2. Modern copy.
976. T. Herytage to Sir John Russell.
I have been in communication with the King touching your letter,
but could get no grant of money or other answer. He would not look upon
your letter, but said he would have me and Mr. Cromwell together. He
wondered what had been done with the revenues of the More since the lord
Cardinal was deposed. I told him Mr. Harvye received it as bailly, and
Mr. Cade as surveyor. He said he would not believe it until he heard
Mr. Cromwell and me together. I showed him the ruins of the park pale,
loss of deer, destruction of the garden, necessity of reparation. He said you
would see to it. I replied that poor men neither could nor would work until
they knew how they should be paid. He said they should be paid, but he
would first hear Mr. Cromwell. It would be tedious to write all our communication.
Westminster, Tuesday 30 April. Signed.
P.S. in his own hand.—I think it would be much business to get the
money before your and Mr. Cromel's meeting before the King.
P. 1. Add.
Hist., p. 197.
977. Diet of Bourbourg.
Projet d'un traité de commerce entre Henri VIII. et Charles V.,
lequel projet a été formulé par les députés des deux souverains, à l'assemblée
"1532, après Pâques" (Le Glay's date).
978. Grants in April 1532, 23 Hen. VIII.
1. Hugh Vaughan, groom of the Chamber.
To be bailiff, rent collector, and
"agellarius" of the lands late of Rice
Gruffith, attainted, in the commotes of Kydwelly,
Karnollen, and Inskynnen, in the
lordship of Kydwelly, parcel of the duchy of
Lancaster. Greenwich, 29 Mar. 23 Hen.VIII.
Del. Chelsea, 2 April.—P.S.
2. Copyn de Witt, alias James de Witt,
of Calais, goldsmith. Pardon for the murder
of Michael Joynour, of Depe (Dieppe),
in foreign parts, a Frenchman. Greenwich,
30 March 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea,
4 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 34.
3. Thomas Jones, gentleman usher of
the King's chamber. To be steward, surveyor,
and receiver of the castle, lordships,
and manors of Newcastell Emlyn and
Abermarles, otherwise called the lordship of
Llansadorne, in co. Karmarthen, S. Wales;
and to be governor and keeper of the said
castle of Emlyn, manors, &c., and of all
parks, forests, chases, and herbage thereto
belonging; with governance of the manrede
in the said manors and places, at such
times as he shall be commanded, with fees
of 6l. 13s. 4d. a year. The said castle,
lordships, and manors were forfeited to the
King by Rees ap Griffith. Greenwich, 3 April
23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 5 April.—
4. Thomas Perse. Presentation to the
parish church of Parva Laver, London
dioc., vice John Williams, deceased. Greenwich,
4 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
7 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 32.
5. Wm. Gryslyng, merchant, London.
Protection for one year. Greenwich,
4 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea,
6. The Order of Cisteaux. Commission
to the abbots of Fountayns, Woborn, Bylande,
Graces, and Neith to visit all houses
of the said Order, both of men and of women,
in England, Ireland, Wales, and the isles of
Wight and Man, in place of the abbot of
Charleoux (Chailly), appointed by the head
visitor and reformator of the said Order, whom
it was not thought convenient to admit, being
a stranger, inhabitant of France. Also
authority to visit and reform from time to
time Barnard College, Oxford, of the said
Order, for the increase of virtue and learning,
to set forth such Order among the
students of the said college, and the punishments
of transgressors by expulsion or otherwise,
according to their demerits, as the
foundations and statutes set forth. Greenwich,
5 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
7. John Phillips, one of the stewards of
the King's chamber. Grant of the offices
of steward, surveyor, and receiver of the
manors, &c. in the towns, villages, and
hamlets of Llan Gybbye, Llanrusted, Cardygan,
Carmerden, Llangeyn, Seynt Clere,
Hoggeston, Burton Elyotts Parke, Seynt
Tonellis, Thorneton, Llanstephan, and Kelkennyn,
(Pembroke, Cardigan, Carmerthen,
and S. Wales,) which lately belonged to Rice
Griffith, attainted; with the command of
men called the Manred in the said towns,
&c. when he shall be thereto commanded,
and fees of 5l. 6s. 8d. a year. Greenwich,
7 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
10 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 32.
8. Sir Will. Thomas. To be steward,
surveyor, and receiver of all the possessions
in the towns, villages, and hamlets of Abberustwith,
Iskoyd, Guynnyoneth, Llannamthe
Very, Herevayn, Kelsan, Cathynok,
Whyddegada, Cayo Mannour, Dilo Mell'th
Thayn, Rosemayn, Althegare, Druslande
Pervethe, Newton, Glynchothe, Boielthe,
Llannaban, Abergwillye, Llangathen, Elvelt,
and Llanvenneth, in cos. Pembroke, Cardigan,
and Carmarthen, S. Wales; which
belonged to Rice Griffith, attainted; together
with "the governaunce of the Manredde"
in the said towns, &c. at such time
as the said William shall be thereto commanded,
and the appointment of all necessary
officers; with fees of 5l. 6s. 8d. a year.
Greenwich, 8 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 11 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
9. Wm. abbot of Bruton. Licence to
the monastery to hold two fairs at Bruton,
the first on the eve, day, and morrow of
St. George, and the second on the eve, day,
and morrow of the Nativity of St. Mary.
Westm., 10 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del.
10. Eleanor Verney, widow. Annuity
of 50 marks for life, in consideration of her
services to Henry VII. and queen Elizabeth,
to Mary queen of the French, and to the
King's sister, Margaret queen of Scots.
Greenwich, 7 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 12 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 34.
11. Lewis ap Watkyn, one of the yeomen
of the Guard. Reversion of 6d. a day, as fee of
the Crown, on the first vacancy from 1 March
23 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 5 April
23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 April.—
P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 34.
12. John Corson and John and Thomas
Ridley. First presentation to the parish
church of Symonborne, in Tyndale, Northld.,
Durham dioc. Westm., 11 April 23 Hen.VIII.
Del. Westm., 14 April.—P.S.
13. Thomas Cromwell. Appointment,
during good conduct, as master or treasurer
of the King's jewels. Westm., 12 April
23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 April.—P.S.
Pat. p. 2, m. 36.
14. Hen. earl of Northumberland and Sir
Ralph Ellerker, jun. To be stewards of the
manor of Holderness, Yorks., late of Edward
duke of Buckingham; on surrender of patent
18 June 19 Hen. VIII., granting the
office to the Earl only. Westm., 15 April
23 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
15. Luke Hornebolt, a native of Flanders.
Licence to export 400 qrs. of barley. Greenwich,
4 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
16. Sir Edw. and Leonard Chamberlain.
To be steward and lieutenant of the manor
of Woodstock, and of its members, viz.,
Hamborgh, Stonefeld, Wotton, and Bladon,
and of the hundred of Wotton, Oxon, with
100s. a year; and parker of the park there,
with 3d. a day; bailiff of the manor of
Kydlington, which belonged to John late
duke of Suffolk, and ranger of the new
forest at Woodstock; on surrender of
patent 10 Sept. 24 Hen. VII., granting the
same to Sir Edward alone. Westm.,
11 April 23 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm.,
17. Giles Heron, of Alderbroke, Essex,
alias of Shakilwell, in the parish of Hackney,
Midd., esquire of the Royal Body, John
Heron, of the King's household, alias of
Fottescrey (Foot's-Cray), Kent, Edmund
Heron, of Shakelwell, in the parish of
Hackney, and Christopher Heron, of the
same. Pardon of all depredations and destruction
of vert and venison in the King's
forests, &c, committed before 1 March
23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 April
23 Hen. VIII.—[In English.]—S.B. Pat.
p. 1, m. 33.
(2.) Draft patent to the same effect in
Latin in R. O.
18. Davy Jankyns. Licence to export
300 qrs. of barley between the date hereof
and Mich. next. Westm., 10 April. Del.
Westm., 16 April.—P.S.
19. Sir John Russell, knight of the Royal
Body. Lease of the manor or lordship of
Westle, called Pembroke or Dunham Hall
(Suff.), late of Jasper late duke of Bedford;
with reservations; for 21 years, at the annual
rent of 113s. 4d., payable to the receiver
of Bedford's lands. Del. Westm., 16 April
23 Hen. VIII.—S.B.b. Pat. p. 1, m. 33.
20. John Copynger, warden and keeper
of the Mint in London. Order to deliver
coining irons to Edw. archbp. of York's mint,
paying for every dozen gross according to old
custom. Westm., 12 April 23 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 17 April.—P.S.
21. Maurice ap Harry. Grant of the
offices of steward, surveyor, and receiver of
the castle, lordship, and manor of Narbart,
and the members thereof, in co. Pembroke,
and elsewhere in the principality of South
Wales, and of governor and keeper of the
said castle, with government of the men
called "the Mandrede" in the said lordship,
with fees of 5l. 6s. 8d. Westm., 17 April.
—Pat. 23 Hen.VIII. p. 1, m. 14.
22. Lord Sands, King's chamberlain and
lieutenant of the castle of Guysnes. Licence
to export three horses to Calais, for the use
of the said castle. Westm., 18 April.—S.B.
23. For the priory of St. Bartholomew's,
London. Congé d'élire on the death of Wm.
Bolton, the late prior. Westm., 17 April,
23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 April.
ii. Petition for the above by Thomas
Gybbons, sub-prior, and the convent, stating
that prior Bolton died on Friday, the 5th
April. John Symkins, cellarer, and John
Bowser, are bearers of the petition. Dated
in the Chapter House, 9 April 1532.
24. Jevan Lloid ap David Lloid. Lease
of lands in Tallabryn, in the commote of
Issalett, in the lordship of Denbigh, now in
the tenure of Robert ap John ap Jevan
ap Tudder and Griffith ap Llewellyn Moris;
for 21 years, at various rents. Del. Westm.,
20 April 23 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
25. Robert Bryght, the King's chaplain.
Licence to exchange one of four curacies
which he holds, with John bishop of Lincoln,
for the curacy of the parish church of Aynho
(Linc. dioc.), to which the said Bishop
was presented by the abbot John and
the convent of Walden, notwithstanding
the statute 21 Hen. VIII. Westm., 18 April
23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 April.
—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 33.
26. Bernard de Bardyngnyer, merchant
of Spain. Licence to import into London
30 tuns of Gascon wine, laden in a ship
called the John Baptist, of London, which is
already in the Thames; notwithstanding the
Act of 23 Hen. VIII. Westm., 19 April
23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 April.—
27. John Hordane and Anthony James,
merchants of Spain. Licence to import into
London 1,682 baletts of woad, containing
111½ tons, laden in three ships already in the
Thames, viz., the Fraunces, John Brunet,
master, the Mary, of St. John de Luce,
Roben Gerobe, master, and a hoy, Zeverike
Everson, master, of Antwerp, notwithstanding
the Act of 23 Hen. VIII. Westm.,
19 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.
979. Undated Grants, 23 Hen. VIII.
Commissions of Gaol Delivery.
1. Launceston Gaol, Cornw.—Sir John
Arundell de la Hern, Sir Peter Eggecombe,
Sir Ric. Greynvile, Sir John Chamound,
John Arundell of Talfern, Rob. Vivian, Will.
Lowre, Ric. Penrose, Rob. Langdon, Hen.
Trecarell, and Thos. Chamounde. —
undated. Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12d.
2. Another commission to the above
and Chr. Tredenek for some gaol unnamed.
980. Grants in April 1532, 24 Hen. VIII.
1. Joan Corbell of London, spinster.
Pardon for having, in conjunction with
Thomas Jakson of London, yeoman, on
the 30 March 5 Hen. VIII., at London, viz.,
in the parish of St. Michael, Croked Lane,
Candelwikestrete ward, robbed Wm. Walpole,
vintner, of two silver cups, whereof the said
Thomas and Joan are indicted before John
Brugge and John Dawes, sheriffs of London,
and Thomas Barnewell, coroner. Del.
Westm., 22 April 24 Hen.VIII.—S.B. Pat.
(undated), p. 2, m. 30.
2. Edw. Estwood, of Pountfrett, York,
yeoman. Pardon for having killed in selfdefence
John Alforthe alias Aworthe alias
John Surgion alias John Holford, of Pountfret,
as appears by divers records of John
Spelman and his associates, justices of gaol
delivery for York castle. Westm., 24 April.
—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16.
3. The priors and brethren of the Augustine
order of Hermits in England and
Ireland. Licence to use the dispensation
granted to them by Thomas late cardinal
and legate, to assemble their provincial
chapter once in seven years instead of three
as formerly, and that the provincial priors
elected by them on every such occasion
should be reputed equal in dignity to the
provincials of the Mendicant order. —
24 April 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25
April.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 16.
4. Elizabeth Cesson of Westminster,
alias Elizabeth Massey of London, spinster.
Pardon for having broken the close and
houses of Thomas Stevenson, at Knightsbridge,
Midd., and stolen certain money,
rings, and other articles. Greenwich, 2 Nov.
23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 April 24
Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
5. Inspeximus and innotescimus of
an indenture, dated at Hampoll, 30 Nov.
4 Hen.VIII., between dame Isabella Wheteley,
the prioress, and the convent of the monastery
of St. Mary Hampoll, on the one part,
and Rob. Mawyer and Will. Mawyer, son of
the said Robert, on the other, whereby the
said prioress leased to the said Robert and
William a messuage in Melton, called the
Graunge, and six oxgangs of land thereto
belonging, for 61 years, at the annual rent
of 53s. 4d. Westm., 26 April.—Pat.
24 Hen.VIII. p. 1, m. 2.
6. Rob. Draper, yeoman of the King's
jewels. Grant, in reversion, of the offices of
keeper of the garden in the Tower of London,
keeper of the beds and other harness in
the said Tower, and keeper of the little wardrobe
there; with the usual fees, viz., as
keeper of the garden, 6d. a day for himself,
and 6d. a day for two pages under him; the
said offices being now held by Rob. Hasilrige,
yeoman usher of the chamber of the Queen
Consort. Westm., 18 April 23 Hen. VIII.
Del. 27 April 24 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat.
p. 2, m. 34.
7. Henry Heydon and Anne his wife,
one of the sisters and heirs of Anthony
Twhynyho, and John Dauntesey and Katherine
his wife; another of the sisters and heirs
of the said Anthony; who, being son and heir
of Edward Twynyho, deceased, and of Edith
his wife, likewise deceased, was lately the
King's ward, because one John Upton and
William Lymber, at the time of the death of
the said Edward, were and still are seized,
inter alia, of the manor of Shipton Solers,
Glouc., with the advowson of the church of
the said manor, viz., of the manor in their
lordship as of fee, and of the advowson as of
fee by right of a grant and enfeoffment of
Walter Twynyho, father of the said Edward,
and Edith his wife, daughter of Anthony
Stileman, and heir of the bodies of the said
Edward and Edith; and held the same as of
that purparty of the earldom of Hereford,
which belonged to Edward late duke of
Buckingham, attainted. Livery of the said
manor and advowson, and on other lands
in co. Glouc. and the marches of Wales,
and in cos. Surrey and Berks, of the said
Anthony, Edward, and Edith, and of Christiana,
afterwards wife of the said Edward.
Westm. 24 May 23 Hen.VIII. Del. 27 April
24 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 6.
8. Hugh Jones, clk. Presentation to
the parish church of Tredunnoke, Llandaff
dioc., void by death. Greenwich, 5 April
23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 April
24 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
9. Sir John Gyfford and Thos. Gyfford,
one of the gentlemen ushers of the King's
chamber. Grant, in survivorship, of the
office of ranger of the forest of Cannok
alias Cank, Staff., with the fees belonging
to that office, temp. Edw. III.; on surrender
of patent 21 Nov. 1 Hen.VIII., granting the
office, during pleasure, to the said John
Gifford alone, by the name of John Gifford,
one of the King's sewers. Greenwich, 20
Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 April
24 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 16.
10. Salop. Commission to Thos. Lee and
Thos. Newport to make inquisition p.m. on
the lands and heir of Rouland Grabenour of
Briggenorth, deceased. Westm., 30 April.
—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
981. Anthony Driland to Cromwell.
I thank you for your kindness, but I am not admitted by the Duke's (fn. 9)
council, as I have had ill chance. I could not be at Powmfret this Easter,
as I fell sick by the way. I sent you three letters with others to Mr. Par,
and I hear he is good to me, but all lies in Mr. Magnus, to whom I have
spoken. For your sake and other of your friends he is specially good to me,
and by him all is ruled. I desire you will thank him. John Burwell has
brought a subpæna against me, for debt, as he says; but he says untruly;
for it is only taken out to hinder me, as I am bound for a gentleman on a
statute, and he desires to bring me into Chancery that I may be arrested.
I will do whatever you advise. I will be with you at Michaelmas.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Mr. Cromwell.
982. [John Stanton.]
Petition to the King, of John Stanton, [servant] to Thomas Patmer,
late merchant of London, now lying in the prison of the bp. of London, who,
on complaining to Parliament of his master's treatment, had been answered
by my Lord Chancellor that it ill became such a person to be attorney for his
master in the Parliament House, "and said more that he was at the conveying
of certain nuns from St. Helen's, which nuns your said orator never saw,
nor had knowledge of them, nor of their departure out of their house."
He has been committed to the Fleet for prosecuting his master's causes,
and is not allowed to write or speak to any man to show the wrong done
983. Sampson to Cromwell.
The Lords of the Council have committed the matter you know of to
Mr. Almoner, Trigonell, Oliver, Kerne, and me, and charged us to be diligent
about it, to the exclusion of all other things. "Notwithstanding, I know the
King's commandment this other day for the friars."
Begs to know if he will be at Greenwich this day, that he may wait upon
him for that purpose.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right honorable Mr. Cromwell.