1176. George Gower to Cromwell.
I acknowledge my abominable abuse of you in the Palace Yard,
Westminster, of which I have repented a thousandfold, and deserve hard
punishment. As you have suffered me thus long unpunished I desire your
forgiveness. I knew neither your name nor your person. Consider the
woful estate of us poor persons who stand in doubt of open shame, as perjured
and forsworn. The origin of it was the executing of the King's laws;
whereupon no man complained except the Bishop, (fn. 1) and the Bishop purchased
a commission for our examination by one who is not of the Council,
by a letter from my Lord of the Great Seal. As there was no commission
to swear us, the Bishop's chancellor said to my Lord's clerk, "Why is it not
made that they shall swear? For my lord of London will have them sworn."
And so departed, and so gave Mr. More the greatest part of the commission
by credence, albeit he carried with him the letter. We were then examined
as if we had been about to betray the realm, and sworn against our will.
We beg of you to consider this. No one suffered injury by our proceedings.
"It were great extremity that a man, though he were thus perjured, should
wear a paper; and yet I think every man for himself hath better
arguments; and as for myself in that I denied having familiarity with him
the first day, and the second day I confessed to have spoken with him four
times," Mr. More charged me with being privy to his evil deeds. To
which I replied that I had never had familiarity with him since my first
acquaintance, before I found him in the stocks as touching his acts. My
second confession is true, that I was weary of his company and shook him off.
Whereas the Bishop accuses me of saying that Purser had no acquaintance
with him, I say I saw him in Purser's house, which is a common tavern.
The two statements are consistent; for I never saw Purser and him talk
together in my life. I never intended to be forsworn, or hurt any man a
halfpenny. If I be put to this shame I shall never more be reputed honest,
or be taken into any fellowship. I intend to leave the realm, and beseech
you to consider how the Bishops have sought this occasion against us.
Dated at the head : Le 16 jour Julii anno 1532.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
1177. Cromwell, Clerk of the Hanaper.
See Grants in July, No. 36.
1178. Thomas Arundell to Cromwell. (fn. 2)
One Gilbert Becket is dead or dying, and his son should be ward to
the heirs of lord Denham; "but by the experience of Laurence Curtney,
now your ward, I perceive right well the King must needs have the ward of
all such during the minority of Mr. Cumptun." My father is anxious to
procure this for his money, as this Gilbert wrote to him when in extreme
danger, wishing him to have it before any other his "coopartners." I beg
you will use your influence in this matter, that another may not "prevent"
him. Tresorow, in Cornwall, 17 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To, &c., Master Cromwell, one of the King's most
1179. King Henry The Eighth's College, Oxford.
Copy of the patent of foundation. See Grants in July, No. 38.
1180. "King Henry VIII.'s College, Oxford."
Grant of foundation by the King's Commissioners, A, B, C, and D.
The college to consist of 1 dean, 12 secular canons, 8 priests, 8 clerks conducts,
and 8 boy choristers. Master — (fn. 3) to be dean.
Large paper, pp. 8.
Henry VIII. to the Dean And Canons Of His College,
We have appointed you to be dean; and John Roper, John Cotisforde,
and Ric. Croke, doctors in divinity, Robert Carter, Thos. Canner, Edw.
Leighton, Rob. Wakefelde, Wm. Treshame, John Hastinges, Hen. Williams,
Ric. Curren, and Jo. Robyns, to be canons of our college there; and
Dr. Nicholas de Burgo to be reader in divinity there. And as it is our
pleasure to have continually within the said college eight priests, petty
canons, eight clerks, laymen conducts, and ten children, choristers, to sing
Divine service in our said college, you are immediately to remove all other
persons now resident.
Draft, broad sheet, p. 1. Endd. : A copy of a letter directed from the
King to the dean and canons of his college of Oxford.
2. Another draft.
Large paper, p. 1. Endd.
28,585, f. 59.
1182. Lope Hurtado De Mendoza to Charles V.
"Gave his letter to the king (of Portugal), who showed great joy,
and said he was ready to serve him (the Emperor), but that his resources
were small. The King inquired after his (the Emperor's) health, and was
much concerned that it was not so good as it could be wished.
He inquired after the number of his (the Emperor's) troops. The King
further asked whether he (the Emperor) had informed him (Lope Hurtado)
what the king of France and the king of England have answered him. Said
he did not know it. The king of Portugal complained much of the unchristian
behaviour of the most Christian king, &c. Intrigues of the Turks,
the Vayvod, and the German Protestants at the court of France, &c. Lisbon,
20 July 1532."
Modern English abstract from original at Simancas.
1183. Charles Duke Of Suffolk to Cromwell.
Sent five or six days ago his servant, John Caundishe, to Court,
where my lord of Norfolk showed him that one Threishwell and a servant of
my lady of Norfolk had informed Cromwell that several of Suffolk's servants
had bound themselves by oath to him to be revenged on Southwell, if ever
in their lives they should meet him. My lord of Norfolk said he would not
have spoken about it, believing it, as it is, untrue, if Cromwell had not
showed it to the King before he knew. Wonders he could act in such an
unfriendly manner. If any such thing had been done before his face,
remembering his promise to the King, he would have sent his servants up
to his Highness with their words, or ordered them so that Southwell should
have no fear of them. Ewelme, 20 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. : To my loving friend, Master Crumewell.
1184. [Cromwell] to —.
In behalf of Robert Hogan, master cook to the king's Grace, who
has licence to repair "into your parts" on business. London, 19 July.
P. 1. Begins : Right worshipful.
II. [Hogan] to —.
In behalf of his "friend and fellow," Ric. Hill, serjeant of the cellar to
the King, to whom he has delivered a warrant granted to the writer by
Henry earl of Northumberland, dated at Hackney, 16 July 24 Hen. VIII.,
permitting him to hunt in the great and little parks and connygarth of
Petworth, and send for any venison he requires. London, 20 July
24 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 2. Draft, in Cromwell's hand.
1185. [Cromwell] to Master Rowland. (fn. 4)
The King desires him to pay to Herry Williams, the bearer, 5l. for
the use of the dean and canons of his college in Oxford, which was due last
Michaelmas, for the annual portion of his parsonage of Garsinton to the
late suppressed monastery of Wallingford. London, 19 July.
Draft, p. 1. With corrections by Cromwell.
II. The Same to Lord —.
Requests him to grant the farm of Myxberye to John Welsborne, one
of the gentlemen of the King's privy chamber. London, 20 July.
Draft in Cromwell's hand, p. 1.
Camusat, 97 b.
1186. Montmorency to the Bishop Of Auxerre.
Blames him for not having spoken to the Pope about the duke of
Albany having command of the galleys. Has seen a copy of a letter written
by Nic. Raynce, saying that the Bishop has moved the Pope to give the
command to the Grand Master of Rhodes, which he has had no charge to
do. By letters from Ratisbon of the 4th the Emperor is still at the baths,
very ill. La Hunaudaye, 21 July.
Le Grand, III.
1187. John Du Bellay, Bishop of Bayonne, to Montmorency.
The king of England is much pleased with Montmorency for negotiating
the interview between him and the king of France. He wishes the
king of France to come to Calais first; but Du Bellay, knowing that it was
unreasonable, and trusting in his desire for the interview, was firm about it,
and said that nothing ought to be concluded rather than that the King should
lessen his honor. Told Henry that as it was he who asked for the interview
he should not make this difficulty. At last came to an agreement according
to the articles enclosed, which are to be remitted to the King's good will.
As to the time, this King can hardly change, as he is obliged to return to
London by All Saints Day for the opening of Parliament. So, if the King
approves of it, persons must be sent to Boulogne at once to make preparations,
for the king of England intends to pay all the expences of the King
and his company at Calais, and the Bishop supposes Francis will not wish
to do less at Boulogne. It is difficult to keep the affair secret, as Montmorency
asked, though this King was of the same opinion, until he found it
impossible. The preparations made in England will cause it to be known
in London, and from there through the whole world. The greatest pleasure
that the King can do to this King and Madame Anne is to write to Du
Bellay to ask the King to bring Madame Anne with him to Calais, so that
they may not be there without ladies, but then the King must bring the
queen of Navarre with him to Boulogne. Will not say where he heard this,
as he has sworn not to. The King does not wish the Queen to come, for
he hates the Spanish dress, "tant qu'il luy semble veoir un diable." He
would be very glad if the King would bring the Princes to Boulogne, where
they and the ladies would stay. Norfolk says he hopes that Montmorency
and he will arrange this interview so well that it will redound to the honor
of both of them. Advises him to remove from the Court two classes of men,
—Imperialists, if there are any, and those who have the reputation of being
mockers and jesters, who are as much hated as any people by this nation.
Will send soon the roll of those whom this King will take with him.
The King makes him good cheer, and treats him familiarly. Is alone
with him all day hunting, and he talks about all his private affairs, and takes
as much pains to show him sport as if he were a great personage. Sometimes
he places Madame Anne and the Bishop together with their crossbows
to shoot the deer as they pass, and in other places to see coursing.
Whenever they come to any house of the King's he shows it to Du Bellay,
and tells him what he has done, and what he is going to do. Lady Anne
has presented Du Bellay with a hunting frock and hat, horn and greyhound.
Tells him this to show him how the affection of the king of England for
Francis increases, for all that the Lady does is by the King's order. The
King will take the oath to the last treaty in an abbey, as is the custom here,
within three weeks, and he sends a power to his Ambassador to receive the
French king's oath. Amptel, 21 July.
1188. Augustine De Augustinis to Cromwell.
Wrote last 16 May. Has since been to Vienna and Nuremberg. Had determined,
as he forewarned Cromwell, not to write to him any more, unless he
received something more than words, before the Nativity of St. John Baptist.
Received at last, by bills of exchange, after he had consumed all his money
and borrowed from friends, 40 nobles from Francesco Freschobaldi, for
he retained 20 nobles to pay his debts. Is very grateful to Cromwell, without
whose aid he could never have had them, though his procrastination had
driven him to his last resources. It would also have been a great convenience
if Cromwell had sent him the pension at St. John's Day, because these 40 nobles
were consumed before they came. Begs him to send it without further
delay, and he will be for ever devoted to him. Sends letters of excuse and news
to the duke of Norfolk, as he understands his Grace's feeling towards him has
altered; for what reason he cannot tell. Begs Cromwell to mediate for him,
that he may not be condemned unheard. The letters will be open, but Cromwell
may close them when he has read them; "et obsignabitur una cum illa
... Gallice scriptum." Cromwell is to keep the Latin one.
Begs him to excuse his not writing more, as he had a slight fever yesterday.
Will go with Campeggio into Italy in the beginning of August, and
afterwards to Rome, where, I think, I can do good to your cause. Sends
remembrances to Mr. Arundel, Peter Vannes, Bonvisi, and Redington.
Ratisbon, 22 July 1532.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.
1189. Chr. Jenney to Cromwell.
I hear from Mr. Rob. Touneshend, Mr. Tuke's extremity towards me.
I am aware how much I suffer from not paying the King's debts, though I
lack no will to do it. The exigents are returnable next term. Will make
hard shift to provide. I thank you for using your influence with Mr. Tuke.
Mary Maudelyne's Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Council.
1190. Priory Of Huntingdon.
See Grants in July, No. 43.
1191. Riot Of Women At Great Yarmouth.
See Grants in July, No. 45.
1192. Will. Abbot Of York to Cromwell.
I have received your letter dated London, 13 July. The parsonage of
Rudeston, which my predecessor granted you at the usual rent after the expiration
of the years granted to Anth. Fenton, whose lease expires on the
feast of St. Mark next, was by my predecessor granted to two young men
of his chamber for the term of 20 years, because of the ingratitude of the
said Anthony, and to avoid the importunity made in his favor by others,
especially by Master Treasurer, his master. I shall be glad to oblige you
as far as I can honestly, but I cannot revoke the act of my predecessor.
York, 24 July.
Hol., p 1. Add. : Councillor. Sealed.
1193. William Curwen to Paulet.
Complaining that Gilbert Wharton, deputy to Sir Thomas Wharton
of Cockermouth, had let John Wodhall escape out of confinement, and take
refuge at St. Mary's abbey, called St. Bee's, knowing that the said Wodhall
had wounded the writer's son John, who was likely to die. 24 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Sir William Paulet, controller, &c.
28,585, f. 60.
1194. Card. Siguenza to Cobos.
In speaking about the English case, the Pope said that he thought
the resolution taken, of which the Ambassador has written, was a good one.
I replied that I thought so too, if care were taken that after the vacation no
excuse was heard on the part of the King without the production of a mandate
for the principal cause. The Pope assured me that he would listen to
nothing unless the mandate was produced; that the King's adultery would
not affect the Queen's marriage, nor the Princess's inheritance; and that he
would have a better opportunity of commanding him to leave his mistress.
Rome, Eve of St. James.
Sp., pp. 2. Modern copy.
28,174, f. 468.
Will of Dame Dorothy Ferrers, widow of Sir John Ferrers. Bequests
to churches and monasteries in Tamworth, Coventry, and Lichfield.
24 July 1532.
Pp. 3. Modern copy.
28,585, f. 61.
1196. Juan Aloisio De Aragonia to Charles V.
Has not written lately, as he expected some good resolution in the
case of the queen of England. The article about the excusator has been
discussed and determined in our favor. It is decided that after the holidays
the principal cause can be proceeded with, and if a competent person does
not appear for the King, he will be treated as contumacious.
Speaks of his services as advocate in Rome for the Emperor and the king
of Hungary, as well as for the Queen. Other advocates in the Court have a
salary, but not he. Rome, 27 July 1532.
Hol., pp. 3. Modern copy.
1197. Augustine De Augustinis to Cromwell.
Wrote lately with letters to the duke of Norfolk, which were left open
that Cromwell might understand everything. Cromwell has heard from Francesco
Freschobaldi the answer given by His Majesty to the French ambassador
in Augustine's cause, and that Norfolk had promised him to mediate
for Augustine. Begs Cromwell, therefore, to finish what he has begun, and
when any benefice falls vacant that might suit Augustine, to remind the King
about his compensation, or, if not the King, the Duke, or the Ambassador,
or Frescobaldi. Begs him to deliver the enclosed letters to Norfolk, which
he sends open, with his own hand.
Are waiting for the Cardinal de Medicis that we may go to Italy. Will
accompany Campeggio thither. Will always devote himself to the interests
of England. Ratisbon, 28 July 1532.
Sends commendations to Peter Vannes, noble Arondel, and Dr. Buttes.
Bonvisi and "Rodulphus tuus, optimus adolescens," send compliments.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.
1198. John Bell to Dr. Boner.
Has already sent to him and Benet letters and instructions about the
matter of the Charterhouse of Shene, which should have arrived by this time.
Benet knows the matter, and has previous instructions, which he should look
up. Wonders he has not yet received from Benet two dispensations which,
when he left, he promised to procure; viz., one for John Gage, a son of the
vice-chamberlain, now in his 19th year, to hold benefices to the value of 500
ducats, with a clause that he should not take orders until he was 30 years
old; and the second for another of the vice-chamberlain's sons, who has been
continually sick for 16 or 17 years, to eat flesh in Lent. The delay has been
injurious already. "Att Worcettor and thes partes deyth well off layte I
was then in the countre in Worcettor they dee." Desires to be commended
to Benet and Kerne. Amptyll, 28 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Ven. et erudito viro D. Edmundo Bonero, u. j. doctor
optimo merito, in Ro. Cur. residenti, tanquam fratri charissimo.
1199. Philip Champernown to Sir George Carew.
"Brother Sir George Carew," credit this bearer in a great matter
concerning my duty to the King; and if you cannot speak with my lord
Marquis, (fn. 5) show this letter, which was sent me to my lord of Norfolk, Mr. Cromwell,
or Mr. Controller, (fn. 6) with such presumptions as the bearer will explain.
Although the letter is dated the morrow of St. John's Day, it did not come to
my hands before 28 July. Could not come up himself so speedily as the
bearer. "And further there is no certainty who should speak or report
these words, hit may be imagined by the villanies of Murlays; and so this
foolish freer to make me knowledge be his letter, I would he had be hanged
when he troubled me with this matter." Wishes he had mentioned it to
some, so that the King had knowledge of it. By Gawyn's (fn. 7) letter he seems to
have stricken out the man's name that made the report, because he would
not endanger him. Thinks, from the second line, it is one of Plymouth.
Exeter, 28 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
28,585, f. 65.
1200. Dr. Ortiz to Charles V.
Wrote lately that the Pope and Consistory had decided that the king
of England must send a mandate, not only to excuse his appearance, but also
to proceed in the principal cause.
Asked the Pope to send a brief to declare this sentence to the King to
prevent delay. This he promised to do, and subsequently said he had already
sent it to his Nuncio to be intimated to the King. He refused to give me a
copy to send to the Queen, as the Nuncio would impart it to her. I have
written about it to her and to the Nuncio.
Eustace Chapuis, the ambassador in England, wrote the other day, urging
me strongly to procure the second brief for excommunicating the King. I
did not like to ask for it, because I heard from your Majesty that the Queen
did not think fit to use the first, and therefore it was needless to ask for the
second, but that the sentence should be urged with all diligence. Chapuis
has since written, saying that if the sentence could not be obtained before
the holidays, I must procure this second declaratory brief, for it would have
great effect, and that you wished it. Took the letter to the Ambassador, who
did not think it could be obtained, but gave me leave to try. States his
reasons for thinking it advisable. Told the Pope that I served the king of
England better than all his servants, who encouraged him in his sin, and that
the guardian angels of the King and Queen spoke through me for his salvation,
and for justice to be done to her. The guardian archangel of the whole
kingdom also demanded the same. His Holiness should consider what was
due to the Apostolic See, from whose obedience the King has schismatically
separated himself by leaving the Queen without waiting for a sentence, for
he could at least have kept house with her, even if she had been his mother,
with whom he could not marry. He was bound also to take this course
by the scandal this divorce had occasioned in the whole Church. Urged,
moreover, the necessity of keeping his promise to excommunicate the
King, and told him that the bishop of Rochester had publicly preached in
favor of the Queen's marriage, with the approbation of all his hearers. His
Holiness, with a changed countenance and voice, replied that since sentence
had been given that the King should send a mandate, it was right to wait to
see if he would send it. If he did, the principal cause would be proceeded
with, after the vacation, with all diligence; and if he did not, it would be
determined por contradictas. I said that I was not speaking of the case,
which would be decided by law, but of the actual sin in which the King
persevered, which the Pope was bound to prevent, and that I would accuse
him in the Day of Judgment, unless he excommunicated the King. He
desired me to speak to the cardinals of Monte and Ancona, who would see
what should be done; but I replied that it must be kept a strict secret, lest
the other party should endeavour to defeat it by money, as usual; and that, as
he had promised, there was no need to speak to any one. He said he was no
lawyer, and that it was necessary to speak to lawyers about it. Replied, that he
knew it was a great sin, and that he had already threatened to excommunicate
the King. He acknowledged this, but the matter was of such importance that
he must consult some one. Seeing I could obtain nothing more, I replied
that I was content, at his command, to speak to the cardinal of Ancona alone,
who, I hoped, from his learning and conscientiousness, would give me the
same answer as he did last December, when he said that excommunication
was the only and best remedy. As the Pope told me not to speak to Ancona
till next day, I asked the Ambassador to go to him the same evening.
The next morning the Cardinal gave me the same reply as the Pope had
done, that the case would be proceeded with after the vacation; but I
objected, as I had done to the Pope. The Cardinal said I spoke as a theologian,
but that he as a jurist had to consider what was best. Pressed him
with reasons, till he could give no other answer but to ask me to leave him
to consider it for three or four days. When I called again he was ill in
bed, and could not give audience. He is better now, but will not give audience
for ten days. I think the Pope fears a second interview with me (mi
segunda platica), as he would not give me audience yesterday, and today be
has taken physic, and will not give audience to any one.
The cardinals of Osma and Burgos are very anxious for this second brief.
Rome, 28 July 1532.
Sp., pp. 11. Modern copy.
28,585, f. 71.
1201. Mai to Charles V.
As I have frequently written, there have been public discussions all
this Lent with the excusator and the English ambassadors, and the Pope and
Consistory have now decreed that if the King does not send a mandate for
the first audiences, the case will be proceeded with, notwithstanding his
excuses. This was intimated to the King by a brief, which I think not
to the point, as the decree carries with it its own execution. I wished to
intimate it, but they would not give it to me. The decree is to the same
effect as the sentence for which we asked. I think they gave it in this
form, for two reasons; first, out of respect to the King, and to induce him to
send the mandate; and, secondly, that we might not importune them to
proceed during the holidays as in past years. I am not much troubled at this,
as I hope that when the audiences begin they will proceed with the principal
cause, and, unless some new difficulty arises, that the sentence will be given
by Christmas. The Pope promises this in such a determined way that
although I have been often deceived by his promises, I am forced to believe
Miguel Perez de Olivan, an envoy of secretary Joan Garcia, has sent me
allegations by a great theologian, which the English party try to set aside.
The young man studying at Bologna has sent to the Empress the allegations
of a lawyer there. The second brief could not be obtained. They wish to
wait till the beginning of the audiences, which will be on Oct. 1, to see
whether the King will send a mandate. As this would be a good thing for
the cause, they do not wish to irritate him. Rome, 29 July 1532.
Sp., pp. 3. Modern copy.
Ib., f. 73.
2. English abstract.
1202. Chapuys to Charles V.
The King was going northwards to hunt, but, though great preparations
had been made, he has turned back. Some say the cause is that, in two
or three places that he passed through, the people urged him to take back
the Queen, and the women insulted the Lady. Others say it is in consequence
of a raid by the Scotch, in which a captain was killed, although their ambassadors
are still in England. They arrived four days ago, and demand the
restitution of Berwick and the withdrawal of the favor shown to the earl of
Angus. Was told yesterday and today that the King's chief reason for
discontinuing his progress was to prepare for the interview to be held at
Calais on the last day of September, and that the six or eight ships which
the King ordered to be equipped three days ago are for the interview,
though it is reported they are going against the Scotch. Though this does
not seem probable, it comes from a good source. The King kept his intentions
so secret, that the treasurer Febblien (Fitzwilliam), who is a privy
councillor, knew nothing of it till three days before. A man, who had not
heard of the interview, told me just now that the duke of Orleans was
coming here, and the duke of Richmond going to France, which would be an
unequal exchange. "Ilz ont commance de laborer du roy choses qui ne sont
si tost rabiliees, car elles sont bien desmarrees et caducques."
The French ambassador, who expected to stay with the King all the
summer, will be here tomorrow. It is said that they had some words
about Scotch affairs, which he did not manage as well in France as he gave
The King, either hearing from Rome or expecting that the Pope will
decree censures to cause him to take back the Queen and banish the Lady,
has said publicly, and in great anger, that he would not allow the Pope to
treat him as he had done, that the Pope had no power over him; he was
resolved to celebrate this marriage in the most solemn manner possible, and
the necessary preparations must be made. He ordered Tallebo to be sent
for, as he is Great Master, and fills some other office at the Queen's coronation.
No one dared say a word, and most of the Court are scandalized,
fearing that the King will carry out his intention, which is incredible. Has
informed the Queen, and will not fail to keep watch, and prevent it if
possible. Hears from Paris that two propositions have been discussed in the
Parliament, that the Pope cannot by divine right excommunicate the French
king, and that no woman is capable of possessing a kingdom. This was
done at the instance of the king of England. If the Pope had interfered
when they discussed his authority, they would not have taken up such quarrels.
London, 29 July 1532.
Fr. From a modern copy.
1203. Robt. Abbot Of Jervaux to Cromwell.
Six years past there was a young man, called Edw. Payntter, natural
brother to the bearer, and a monk here. This Edward left the convent shortly
after his profession, for which we punished him. He is, as I am credibly
informed, impeached for heresy, and has been in custody under the bishop
of London's jurisdiction for half a year, intending to send him here again,
but we cannot receive him against our rule. We beg that we may be dismissed
of him for ever. Jarvaux, 30 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful.
1204. Robert Polvertoft, Customer at Boston, to Cromwell.
Sends him a fat crane and a fat swan, carriage paid. Boston, 31 July
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To, &c. Mr. Crumwell, at London.
1205. Sir Edward Seymour.
Indenture, dated — July 24 Hen. VIII., between Sir [Brian Tuke],
treasurer of the King's [chamber], Thos. Crumwell, master and treasurer of
the King's [jewels], and Chr. Hales, attorney general, on the part of the
King, and Sir Edw. Seymer, whereby the latter acknowledges the receipt of
1,000l. from the King, by way of prest, to be repaid in two instalments in
July 1533 and 1534, or sooner, if demanded; for which Sir Arthur Darcy,
Sir John Dudeley, Ric. Ryche, and Ric. Fermour, merchant of the staple of
Calais, stand sureties.
Paper roll in 4 leaves. Mutilated.
Extracts from depositions concerning the offences of Oliver Digby,
keeper of one of the King's parks.
The day that the King went from Hunsdon (fn. 8) to John Carleton's to supper
his Grace killed two stags at Wyntrey Park with his crossbow, and commanded
Digby that none should hunt there. Neighbours will swear "that
year and the year after that Master Broune went out of his farm" there lay
in two fields 140 deer where now they will be loth to say there are 40.
Last summer and this winter Digby has been seen several times killing stags.
He is accused of killing deer at Copped Hall Park, and at Chysells, on the
backside of the King's farm; and of stealing and killing horses, destroying
the King's game, and wasting the Abbot's wood since he has been the King's
Pp. 2. Endd.
1207. Grants in July 1532.
1. Rowland Ryggeley, page of the Wardrobe
of Beds. Grant of a corrody in the
monastery of Hales, Salop, vice Robert Lytle,
groom of the Wardrobe of Beds, resigned.
Eltham, 4 June 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
2. Wm. Symons of Exeter. Grant of
all the prizes of wine in the ports of
Exeter and Dartmouth, viz., of 2 tuns from
every ship having 20, and 1 tun from every
ship having over 10; at a rent of 45s. a tun,
payable to the chief butler of England.
Greenwich, 1 July 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 2 July.—P.S.
3. Walter Darkenall, clk. Presentation
to the perpetual chantry of prince Edward's
foundation in the cathedral of Christchurch,
Canterbury, vice Hugh Barker, deceased.
Greenwich, 28 June 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 2 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 16.
4. Francis Weston, and Anne his wife,
d. and h. of Sir Chr. Pykeryng. Livery of
lands. Eltham, 2. June 24 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 2 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 8.
5. Hen. Gascoigne, and Elizabeth his
wife, d. and h. of Sir Hen. Boynton, deceased.
Licence of entry on all the possessions
of the said Henry, and on all reversions
on the death of Isabella Boynton,
widow of the said Henry. Eltham, 22 June
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 July—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 12.
6. Anth. Knevet, one of the gentlemen
ushers of the Privy Chamber. To be keeper
of Horsfryth park, Essex, with 2d. a day out
of the issues of the lordship or manor of
Writtell, Essex, and the usual profits, as
enjoyed by Thos. Kemys, late keeper of the
same park. Greenwich, 27 June 24 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 2 July.—S.B. Pat. p. 1,
7. Dame Anne Rochford (Anne Boleyn).
Grant of the manor and park of Hanworth, on
surrender of patent 19 Dec. 7 Hen. VIII.
granting the office of keeper of the park to Ric.
Weston, and of patent 23 July 22 Hen. VIII.
granting the said manor and park to Stephen
Gardyner, LL.D., the King's councillor and
secretary, now bp. of Winchester. Eltham,
22 June 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 July.
—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
8. Master Ric. Woleman, LL.D. Presentation
to the parish church or rectory of
High Hunger, London dioc., void by death.
Greenwich, 30 June 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 3 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
9. Thos. Hughes. Presentation to the
parish church of Mylsted, Canterbury dioc.,
vice Maurice ap Griffith, chaplain, resigned.
Greenwich, 2 July 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 3 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
10. John Bene. Presentation to the moiety
of the parish church of St. Mary, Bisshophill
Th'elder, in the city of York, vice Will.
Idle, last incumbent, resigned. Greenwich,
28 June 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 July.
—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 16.
11. Rob. Bond, clk. Appointment as
King's chaplain. Also licence to the said
Robert (at the request of Humph. Wyngfeld)
to dwell in the household of the said
Humphrey, or elsewhere, notwithstanding
the Act 21 Hen. VIII. Also pardon to the
said Robert as being rector of the parish
churches of Carleton and Martelysham,
Suff., of all offences against the above statute.
Westm., 4 July.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2,
12. Wm. Nanfan. To be clerk of the
peace in Cornwall, with the same fees as
enjoyed by Reginald Gayer. Greenwich,
4 May 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 July
[24 Hen. VIII.?]—P.S. Pat. 24 Hen. VIII.
p. 2, m. 5.
13. Sir Nic. Carewe, master of the Horse.
Grant in reversion of the manors of Bansted
and Walton, alias Wauton, alias Walton
super Montem, Surrey, with all lands, &c.
thereto belonging; the park, warren, villeins,
&c. in Charlewod and Horley, Surrey;
with knights fees, advowsons, &c.; at the
annual rent of 40l. and free warren in all
demesne lands of the said manors, &c.; to
hold from the death of Katherine the queen
consort, to whom the premises (with the
exception of the free warren) were granted
as dowry by patent 10 June 1 Hen. VIII.
and by whom they were leased by her
patent dated 21 Feb. 23 Hen. VIII. for
99 years to the said Nicholas. Greenwich,
26 June 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 July.
—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
14. Geo. archbp. of Armagh. To be
Chancellor of the lordship and land of Ireland;
the office having been granted during
pleasure, by patent 19 Sept. 20 Hen. VIII.,
to John Alen, clk., archbp. of Dublin elect.
—Del. Westm., 5 July 24 Hen. VIII.—
S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 33. (Rym. XIV. 438.)
15. James lord Butler alias lord Le Butler,
son and heir apparent of Piers Butler
earl of Ossory. To be treasurer of Ireland;
with the usual fees out of the customs of the
city of Dublin and town of Drogheda. Del.
Westm., 5 July 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat.
p. 2, m. 33.
16. Gerald Fitzgerald earl of Kildare.
Appointment as deputy to Henry duke of
Richmond and Somerset, lieutenant of the
lordship and land of Ireland; the office
having been granted, during pleasure, to Sir
Wm. Skeffyngton, one of the King's councillors,
by pat. 22 June 22 Hen. VIII. Also
grant, in tail male, to the said Earl, of all lands
of Irish rebels, now in the King's hands.
Del. Westm., 5 July 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Pat. p. 2, m. 33.
17. Yorkshire : Commission to Ralph
Pulleyn, John Barton, Thos. Wentworth,
and Thos. Lutton, to make inquisition p. m.
on the lands and heir of Chr. Conyers,
of Brotton. Westm., 5 July. — Pat.
24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
18. James Fitzgerald. Livery of lands
as brother and heir male of Sir Thos. Fitzgerald,
son of Gerald late earl of Kildare
and Elizabeth his wife. Monastery of Waltham
Holy Cross, 4 July 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 5 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 7.
19. Cuthbert Ogle, clk. Presentation to
the parish church of Ingrem, Durham
dioc., void by death, and at the King's disposal
by reason of the forfeiture of Wm.
Shaftowe, to whom one Hen. Denton leased
a third part of the manor of Ingrem, to
which third part the advowson of the said
church belongs. Greenwich, 30 June
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 July.—P.S.
Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
20. John Franke, beer brewer, native of
Upitta, in the bishopric of Liege. Denization.
Greenwich, 20 June 24 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 7 July.—P.S.
21. Sir Ric. Vaughan, Thos. Wrythesley,
and Ric. Watkyns. Next presentation to the
parish church of Llanguby alias St. Kebey's,
near Uske, in the lordship of Treregruge, S.
Wales, Llandaff dioc. Greenwich, 3 July
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.—P.S. Pat.
p. 2, m. 35.
22. Northumb. : Commission to Sir
Thos. Hilton, Sir John Heron, Sir Ralph
Hedworth, and Chr. Mytford, to make inquisition
p. m. on the lands and heir of Sir
Rob. Ogle lord Bottall and Ogle. Westm.,
9 July.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
23. Nic. Coton, clk. Grant of the canonry
and prebend of Pipa Parva, in the
cathedral church of Lichfield, void by the
resignation of Ric. Gwent, clk., and at the
King's disposal by reason of the voidance
of the bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield.
Monastery of Walthamstow, 4 July
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 July.—
P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 35.
(2.) Mandate to the dean and chapter in
pursuance of the above. Dated 11 July.—
Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 35.
24. St. Bartholomew's Priory, London.
Assent to the election of Rob. abbot
of Waltham Holy Cross as prior on the
death of the last prior. Greenwich, 2 July
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 July.—
ii. Petition for the above on the death of
prior Wm. Bolton. Dated 29 June 1532.
25. Robert abbot of the exempt monastery
of Waltham Holy Cross, Essex,
Licence to obtain Papal bulls allowing him
to hold, for life, in commendam, the priory
of St. Bartholomew, West Smithfield, along
with the abbatial dignity of the said exempt
monastery, and pardon for the obtaining of
any such bulls before 8 July 24 Hen. VIII.
Waltham, 7 July 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 10 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 35.
26. Thos. Wylde of Kenelworth, Warw.,
carver. Pardon for having killed John
Wylde in self-defence, whereof he was indicted
before Thos. Hawe, one of the coroners
in the said co. Westm., 11 July.—Pat.
24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5.
27. The monastery of Montacute, Bath
and Wells dioc. Congé d'élire to the subprior
and convent, vice Thos. Charde, last
prior, resigned. Del. Westm., 11 July
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 17.
28. Hen. marquis of Exeter, steward of
the duchy of Cornwall, John bp. of Exeter,
Sir John Arundel, receiver-genl. of the
duchy, Sir Piers Eggecombe, Sir Thos.
Denys, Sir John Chamound, John Turnor,
and Guthlac Overton, auditors, Wm. Lowre,
John Tregian, Wimond Carew, ...
[Go]dolghan, John Thomas, sergeant-at-arms,
Walter Borlace, and Thos. Cokk. To
be Commissioners of the Stannaries. Del.
Westm., 11 July 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
29. Sir Simon Harcourte and John Osbaston.
To have the custody of the person
and lands of Ric. Bekyngham, who was
found by inquisition taken at Islepe, Oxon,
9 Oct. 21 Hen. VIII., before John Brome,
Thos. Denton, John Osbaston, and John
Bustarde, to have been a lunatic since the
feast of St. John Baptist 19 Hen. VIII.
Waltham, 6 July 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
12 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 13.
30. John Blackden, clk. Presentation to
the college or chapel of Corpus Christi, near
the church of St. Laurence by Candelwykestret,
London, vice John Stephyns, clk.,
resigned. Greenwich, 26 June 24 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 12 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,
31. John Hutton. Livery of lands as son
and heir of William and Alice Hutton of
Wytton, York, both deceased, who held of
the King as of the manor of Burstwyk, which
came to the King's hands by the forfeiture
of Edw. duke of Buckingham. Waltham,
7 July 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 July.
—P.S. Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, ms. 11, 12.
32. Robt. Nassy, merchant of Florence.
Protection; going in the retinue of John
Bourchier lord Barnes, deputy of Calais.
Greenwich, 28 June 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 13 July—P.S.
33. Thos. Westerman, chaplain. Grant
of the chantry of St. Swithin, near the old
park of Wakefeld, void, and at the King's
disposal, by the death of Thos. Cokson,
chaplain, the last incumbent. Hunnesden,
9 July 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 July.
—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
34. Thos. Hatclyf and Nic. Lygh. Next
presentation to the parish church of St.
John, in Southampton. Greenwich, 30 June
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 July.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 18.
35. Monastery of St. Bartholomew, West
Smythfelde, London. Restitution of temporalities
on the election of Robert Fuller,
abbot of the exempt monastery of Waltham
Holy Cross, London dioc., as prior, vice
Wm. Bolton, deceased. Hunnesdon, 14 July
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 July.—
P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 21.
ii. Petition for the above by John bp. of
London. Dated 13 July 1532.
36. Thos. Crumwell, treasurer of the
Crown jewels. To be keeper or clerk of the
Hanaper of Chancery, with the usual fees
out of the issues of the said Hanaper, and
the other profits enjoyed by Thos. Hall, or
any other keeper or clerk of the Hanaper;
also an annual rent of 40l. out of the issues
of the said Hanaper, and 18d. a day for every
day he rides with the Chancellor or Keeper
of the Great Seal. Del. Westm., 16 July
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 33.—
37. Thos. duke of Norfolk, treasurer of
England, Thos. ld. Wentworth, Sir Philip
Tilney, Sir John Cornwalis, Edm. Wyndham,
Rob. Holdiche, Nic. Hare, and Rob.
Tallemache. Grant of the site and buildings of
the late priory of Snape, with lands in Snape,
Skottys, Tastardys, Hasylwood, Freeston,
Aldeburgh or Alderburgh, Bukkeslawe,
Pesenhale, Sternefeld, Bedyngfeld, Orford,
Leygham, Stradbroke, Hacheston, Glemham,
Blakesale, Rendham, Carleton, Saxmondham,
and Benhale, Suff., which came to the
King's hands by the attainder of Thos. card.
of York; with views of frankpledge in the
vills of Aldeburg and Hasylwoode; assize of
bread, beer, and wreck of the sea, in the
limits of the said vills; and other liberties.
Westm., 17 July.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2,
38. King Henry VIII. College, Oxford.
Patent of foundation upon the site of the
monastery of St. Frediswide. Master John
Hygdon to be dean, and John Roper, John
Cottisford, Ric. Croke, Ric. Current, and Will.
Tresham, professors of sacred theology, Rob.
Carter, John Hastyngs, Thos. Canner, Edw.
Leyghton, Hen. Willyams, John Robyns, and
Rob. Wakefeld, bachelors of theology, to be
canons there. Also mortmain licence to said
Dean and Canons to acquire lands, &c. to the
annual value of 1,000 marks. Westm.,
18 July.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, ms. 27,
39. Sir John Burgchier ld. Fitzwaren,
Thos. abbot of St. Mary's, Ford, Sir Amias
Paulet, John Sydenham of Brympton, Nic.
Kyrkham, John Wadham of Cateston, and
Will. Vycary. Charter granting free warren
in the manors of Alvyngton, in the Isle
of Wight, and Lustlegh, Hants and Devon,
of which they are seised to the use of Sir
Witnesses.—Thos. duke of Norfolk, treasurer
of England, Charles duke of Suffolk,
marshal of England, John earl of Oxford,
chamberlain of England, Hen. earl of
Worcester, Sir Thos. Audeley, keeper of
the Great Seal, Sir Will. Fitzwilliam,
treasurer of the Household, and Edw. Fox,
clk., the King's almoner. Hunnesdon,
11 July 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
18 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 11.
40. John Rogers, clk. Presentation to
the parish church of Melyne, St. David's
dioc., void by the death of Owen ap R.
Vechan, last incumbent, and at the King's
disposal by the minority of John Parot, son
and heir of Tho. Parot. Hunnesdon,
13 July 24 Hen. VIII. Teste Westm.,
19 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
41. John Cracher, priest. Presentation
to the parish church of New Radnor, Heref.
dioc., vice Master David Walker, last rector,
resigned. Hunnesdon, 13 July 24 Hen. VIII.
"T. xix. die Julii ao supradicto."—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
42. Rob. Colyns, A. M. Grant of the mastership
or custody of the house or hospital
of St. John the Baptist, at Tenby ["apud
Tembiam"], vice John Rogers, clk., resigned.
Amptehyll, 16 July 24 Hen. VIII.
Teste Westm., 20 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,
43. Priory of Huntingdon. Assent to
the election of Hugh Whitwick as prior,
vice Wm. Gydding, resigned, the convent
having referred the choice to John bp. of
Lincoln. Del. Berechurch, 23 July
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
ii. Petition for the above by Michael
Broughton, sub-prior. The King is founder
of the monastery in right of the dukedom
of Buckingham, now in his hands. Dated
15 July 1532.
44. Hector Assheley. To be paymaster
of the workmen on the King's works, and
overseer of the same, in the honor of Hunnesden,
Herts. Ampthyll, 23 July
24 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. (undated) p. 1,
45. Yarmouth. Writ to Sir Thomas
Audeley, keeper of the Great Seal, to
direct a commission of Oyer and Terminer
to Sir Rob. Norwich, chief justice
of the King's Bench, Sir Ric. Lister, chief
baron of the Exchequer, and to other persons
named in a schedule enclosed, (fn. 9) for an
inquiry to be held at Yarmouth, immediately
after the assizes at Norwich, touching a great
riot and unlawful assembly of women at that
town, which it is thought could not have
been held without the connivance of their
husbands. Ampthill, 24 July 24 Hen. VIII.
46. Will. Bell, borderer of the West
Marches against Scotland. Annuity of 2d.
sterling a day, from 16 May 23 Hen. VIII.,
out of the issues of the lordship of Penrith,
Cumberland. Ampthill, 21 July 24 Hen.
VIII. Del. Berechurch.—P.S.
47. Ric. Robbesley alias Roppesley, of
London, yeoman. Pardon for having, on
the 29th March 23 Hen. VIII., broken and
entered the dwelling-house of Ro. Rowe, citizen
and merchant tailor, London, in the parish
of All Saints, Bredestrete, London, the said
Robert and Ann his wife being then in the
said house, and in great fear for their lives
and limbs, and stolen 4 "drinkyng pottes of
sylver." Ampthyll, 24 July 24 Hen. VIII.
Teste Berechurch, 27 July.—S.B. and
P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29, and p. 2, m. 31.
48. John Sutton lord Dudley. Livery
of lands as son and heir of Edw. Sutton,
late lord Dudley, deceased, and Cecilia his
wife, lady Dudley. Ampthill, 24 July
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.—P.S. Pat.
p. 2, m. 18.
1208. Friar John Laurence to Cromwell.
I beg that the letter enclosed may be delivered to the King. He will
perceive certain communications late had between me and Father Robynsone,
whom our father minister desires to put in office. It will not be to the
King's honor nor yours. Part of the cause will appear to you in the King's
letters. You shall know more at my next coming. I hope our father
minister will conclude all things to the King's honor, though I much fear
his inconstancy. Do not allow Father Cursune to remain in Greenwich nor
in Richmond, otherwise he will do much dishonor to the King and you. I
hope you will so manage this matter that I bear no blame. I have borne so
much I can bear no more. Richmond.
Give the bearer some reward.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right honorable.