1317. Sir John Lamplewgh to Cromwell.
I received your letter by the bearer, concerning the murder of John
Curwen, which I have communicated to the bearer. One of the brethren,
named Gawyn Borradayle, is suspected of being implicated in the death of
the abbot of Holme. I am glad to hear that you are talked about for the
master of the wards, and shall be glad to obey your commands. Kendall,
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful. Endd.
1318. John Rokesbie to Cromwell.
I am glad to hear of your health, and thank you for your kindness
shown to me at London. I have sent the bill of accounts for Chr. Wellyfed
this term, which is very great. The cause is that one of my pupils died of
plague in my house, with whom Christopher was conversant; and as I could
not tell who was infected, I put him in a place by himself. No one would
take him under 2s. 4d. or 2s. 8d. a week. He should not have required
other necessaries if he had tarried in this town. Cambridge, 16 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful —, at London.
1319. The King's Jewels.
See Grants in September, No. 15.
Ellis, 3 Ser.
1320. Richard Croke (fn. 1) to Cromwell.
After I left, Bartelot, the printer, told me that Goodrycke requested
him to advertise the King of certain errors in "The Glasse off Treuthe;"
which Bartelot refused, saying he had moved the King in such matters
beforetime, and his Grace was not content with it. Though this was told
Croke secretly, thinks it his duty to make it known to Cromwell, and that
he should get out by policy from Goodricke what errors he notes. Thinks
that Bartelot will speak of it to others. Oxford, 17 Sept.
Begs he will remember his lodgings, which have one chamber only. The
tower has the roof ready, and timber for another story. 40l. will furnish the
whole building according to the first plot, to the great ornament of the house
and the King's honor.
Hol. Add. : To the right worshipful and my singular good [friend, Mr.]
Crumwel at Austin Friars.
St. P. VII. 379.
1321. Benet to [Norfolk].
Are in great anxiety, as they have had no letter from the King for four
months. The Old and Young man are therefore in such suspicion that it is
not possible to remove it out of their heads. The Old man is, by reason of
age and sickness, in danger of his life; and they are afraid of losing both.
For this purpose it is thought good "that Sir Gregory should come thither."
17 Sept. 1532.
28,585, f. 114.
1322. Dr. Ortiz to Cobos.
Writes to the Emperor about the Queen's affairs.
Has advised the Ambassador to provide that the sentence given by the
Consistory should be put in writing and declared, because he was deceived
if he thought it had been put in writing, though he has often said that it was.
The Pope told me it had been delayed for good reasons, and that cardinal
Cesis would put it in writing instead of Card. Cesarino, who was absent.
Cesis has promised me a copy tomorrow.
I have now received it, and send it. You will see that the term is
extended for the whole of October, and I think it will last until the victory
which God will give to the Emperor.
Will persevere in my demands for the brief. Rome, 17 Sept. 1532.
Sp., pp. 2. Modern copy.
1323. Wm. Lord Sandys to Cromwell.
I send you a list of all the grooms and pages of the King's chamber
and of the Wardrobe of Beds for whom no warrant has yet been signed. 1
request they may have their liveries in doublets, hose, and bonnets, as the
Guard shall have. For the bill of my receivership at Guisnes please have
me in remembrance. I leave one of the grooms to attend on you. London,
18 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Worshipful. Endd. : Sir Wm. Sandes.
ii. On the back is a list of the servants of the Wardrobe of Beds.
Yeomen : Robt. Lytill, Roland Rygleye, Will. Rigley, John Pate, Edward
Floyede, Gylys Churchill. (15s. is written after each of these names.)
Grooms : John Antell 15s., Ric. Daye, John Parker, John Geslyn, John
Curson, John Thorgmorton (sic), Walter Badham, John Crunde (?)
Pages : Jerom West, Wm. Reskemer, John Rydley, Wm. Oxonbridge.
In Cromwell's hand.
28,585, f. 115.
1324. Dr. Ortiz to Charles V.
Wrote by the last post that the Pope deferred giving the brief till
after the vacation, from a fear of hindering the King from sending a mandate.
I think he will defer it longer, as his secretary says his Holiness wishes to
see what the Kings of France and England will conclude at this interview.
Sir [Gregory] Casal has left for England, to express the Pope's desire that
the King should send a mandate, leave his concubine, and restore the Queen;
for unless he do this, his Holiness can wait no longer, but is forced to do
justice. I think he will not only wait for Casale's reply, but for the victory
which God will give your Majesty. I beg you to urge the Pope to grant
this brief, even though the King sends a mandate, unless he leaves his
concubine and restores the Queen. If a mandate comes, the case will not be
finished so soon. The brief would have as much effect as a sentence, for
England would rise against the King for his contumacy and schismatic
The Pope says he has heard from his Nuncio that the King has received
the brief, bidding him send a mandate, but has not yet replied. The sentence
of the Consistory has now been put in writing. Rome, 18 Sept. 1532.
Sp., pp. 3. Modern copy.
28,585, f. 125.
1325. [Dr. Ortiz to Cobos.]
His two last letters to the Emperor contained an account of his
petition for the brief. As the Ambassador had not spoken to the Pope
about it for thirty days, I was obliged to beg the Viceroy to demand it in
the Emperor's name.
A request came to me from England to ask the Pope for a brief, licensing
Thos. Abel to preach, as he has been imprisoned and forbidden to preach
because he spoke in favor of the Queen and the Holy See, in answer to
others who had maintained the contrary. Obtained the Ambassador's leave to
speak to the Pope, who ordered his secretary to draw up a brief. Afterwards
I was told by the secretary that both the Pope and Mai thought it not
advisable to send it. Said this was impossible, as the Ambassador had consented
to my asking for it. Asked Mai again to speak to the Pope on the
subject, as otherwise the cause would be greatly prejudiced. This, he said,
he would do. But the Pope told me afterwards that Mai thought it had better
not be sent. Was silent, as this sort of conduct could not be resisted; but I
am in trouble, as I wrote to England that the brief should be sent.
Appended to the original of the above is a copy of the sentence of the Consistory
that the King's mandate shall be waited for until the end of Oct.,
after which the cause will be proceeded with as justice demands.
Sp., pp. 3. Modern copy.
1326. Henry VIII. to —.
As the see of Canterbury is now void by the death of the Archbishop,
and officers require to be appointed to exercise the spiritual jurisdiction in
the late Archbishop's courts during the voidance, requires him to make out a
commission to Dr. Gwent, the King's chaplain, to be dean of the Arches
and master of the Prerogative; and to Dr. Cocks to be vicar general and
auditor of the causes, and to Dr. Pole and Mr. Strete the King's chaplain,
to be vicars general, as they were before with Dr. Gwent in the diocese of
Coventry and Lichfield. Windsor, 16 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII.
Draft, p. 1. Corrected by Cromwell.
2. Another draft of the same letter, dated Windsor, 18 Sept.
1327. Sir Will. Percy to Cromwell.
As to my, late Lady's feoffment, I will satisfy you when I return to
London. My brother Josselyn is dead. (fn. 2) His son and heir, Edw. Percy,
nine years old, is married to one Walterton,—a sorry bargain, his blood considered.
I beg you will assist me to his wardship and marriage at a reasonable
price. Bushopburton, 19 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Sealed. Add. : Master of the wards.
Summary of a letter from "El Robio," 19 Sept. 1532.
It is the common opinion that there will be an interview between the kings
of England and France, but it is not certain what is to follow about it,
except that Mons. di Lanzi "mandara questo estebbi in Ingilterra non scrivi
o ritorni." (Sic.)
It is said that as the king of England does not care about the interview,
the Grand Master will return from England.
In any event, the kings of England and France will not agree well in
doing anything important.
Ital., pp. 2. Modern copy.
1329. Thomas Hollingworth.
24 Hen. VIII., 19 Sept. Certificate that Robt. Whatson and Sir
John Thorneby have examined the books of Thos. Hollyngworth at Langforth,
and find that "my mayster" owes him 23s. 3d.
There remains in the hands of one Botterworth, for herbage of certain
sheep in the park, 40s. or more.
1330. Town of Oxford to Henry VIII.
Complaining that their liberties are infringed, and referring their
dispute with the university to the King's award.
Copy, Lat., pp. 2.
1331. William Freur to Cromwell.
I thank you for your letter sent by your servant to me and my
brethren. We have taken counsel as it becomes us, beseeching you to be
good master to the town of Oxford, and stay the university that it may not
enjoy all its liberties until the King has determined ours. We send a copy
of the grant of 29 Edw. III., with another, of our griefs, which we delivered
to the King when last at Windsor. The university showed, both to their
steward and ours, and also to the judges, that we might come to some
agreement about them, to be determined by 12 on each side. Some we
arranged, and some we referred to arbitrators. As the university sees that
by the laws they cannot use their old fashion, they have put it in the King's
hands. Oxford, — Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Treasurer of the King's jewels.
1332. The Mayor of Oxford and others to Cromwell.
We sent you a copy of an obligation by which we intend to be bound
in the award of the King concerning the liberties between us and the university.
We have sent you a copy of an obligation to be made unto my lord
of Suffolk, and Master Treasurer, to the King's use; and, if agreeable, we
intend to engross and seal it. Oxford, 20 Sept.
Signed : Wyll'm Freur, mayer : By me, John Austen : By me, Mychell
Hethe : Wellyam Flemyng : By me, John Pyy.
P. 1. Add. : Treasurer of the King's jewels.
1333. William Gardner to his Father and Mother.
I desire your blessing. My master has laid out, for making our new
coloured coats, 20d. He also bought fustian for lining the upper body of
the same, which cost 10d. For making of our last doublets, 14d. For
mending two pair of hose, 1d. I beg you will send my brethren and me,
"other off us," a pair of shoes against Easter, for we have none except what
we wear every day. We also lack points for our hosen. The last were
naught and rotten. Send also each of us a cap. God preserve you both,
with my brother and sisters. Stooke Talmache, St. Matthew's Eve.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To my, &c. good father, Master William Gardner, at
Grove Place. Endd.
1334. Duke of Suffolk to Cromwell.
Desires him to send for Geo. Cornewall, that he and his servants
may be bound to their good "abering" before Cromwell or the keeper of
the Great Seal. Dismissed him from his service for divers assaults and
affrays committed in his house; and last Wednesday he caused a servant of
the Duke's treasurer to be sore hurt. At my manor of Westthrope, 21 Sept.
P. 1. Add. : Mr. Cromwell.
C. XVI. f. 71.
Sent from Greenwich to the King, at Hampton Court, by Hen. Norrys,
21 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII.
Seven carkaynes of gold, set with diamonds and other stones. A George,
garnished with 16 small diamonds and a rocky pearl in the dragon's belly.
A gold chain, Spanish fashion, enamelled white, red, and black. Signed by
Pp. 2. Endd.
1336. Robert Norwich to Cromwell.
I have taken acknowledgment of a fine of Mr. Southwell, for the
manor of Fyllolys and Cogeshall, according to the draft you sent. I beseech
your favor for Mr. Knightley, now in the Fleet, who sues to you for deliverance.
He says he has executed the injunction given him when he was
committed. As he is one of our flock, I urged this at his desire. My wife
and I desired to have seen you in these parts, and hope you will be here at
some other time. We thank you for the greyhound sent by Mr. Southwell.
Goseys, 22 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Master of the Jewels.
28,585, f. 117.
1337. The Imperial Ambassador in France to Charles V.
Wrote last of the arrival of the French king and queen at this town on
the 13th, and the departure of the Grand Master for Calais. On Sunday,
the 15th, the King swore to the capitulations and treaty of friendship with
England, in presence of the English ambassador, and no others. The conditions
were not published. On the 21st he told me that the king of England
had importuned him for an interview for more than a year, but he had put
it off till now, as he had hoped to see the Emperor last year. They were
going to meet on Oct. 20, at Boulogne and Calais, and neither would take
more than 600 horse. The first day the French king would meet the king
of England on the borders of the county of Boulogne, dine there, and then
conduct him to the town, where they would remain together for three days,
and he would afterwards visit Henry at Calais. The object of their meeting
was the defence of Christendom against the Turk. Nothing had been done, nor
would be done, to prejudice the treaties between France and the Emperor.
He was sure the king of England would give help against the Turk, but not
in person. He would tell me what they agreed to do at the interview, that
I might inform the Emperor; and would also send to him. He wishes the
Emperor success against the Turk, and has ordered the jubilee to be proclaimed
The French queen has miscarried. Ambueso (Amboise), 22 Sept. 1532.
Sp., pp. 6. Modern copy.
Ellis, 3 Ser.
1338. Richard Croke (fn. 3) to Cromwell.
Has bestowed every copy of the "Glasse of Treuthe." Many
besides Roper cannot believe it is the King's writing, and, though they admit
his wit, think that he lacketh leisure to search and bolt out so difficult a
matter. It is confessed that the book has done more for the King's cause
than all that ever has been written, and many have altered their stubborn
minds to the contrary,—as the bearer, who is learned in Greek and Latin, can
inform you. No man can do more than the King has done, and all arguments
to the contrary seem very heavy as compared with it. Oxford, 23 Sept.
Hol. Add. : Right worshipful.
Indenture, 23 Sept. A.D. 1532, 24 Hen. VIII., between Rob. prior
of St. Bartholomew, West Smythefeld, London, and Thos. Crumwell, treasurer
of the King's jewels, being a lease to the latter of the two manors
of Canbery or Canonbery and Cutlers, in the parish of Islington, Midd.
Draft, with corrections in Cromwell's hand, pp. 7, large paper. Endd. :
The copy of my master his last lease of Canbery, opteyned of the prior and
convent of St. Bartholomew's.
1340. Cromwell to My Lord [Chief Justice FitzJames].
Has received his letters, and has accordingly moved the King touching
the election of the abbot of Bruton. As he wrote before to stay the election
till the King's title might be tried, "so his high pleasure is that ye shall do
if ye see good matter to bear it;" but as he understands that both you and
lord Lisle sue for the advancement of the same person to be abbot there, he
has directed his letters for that purpose. But if you see cause to stay the
election for the trial of his title, "his Grace is therewith right well contented,
so that his Highness may me (sic) remembered somewhat, like as your Lordship
wrote unto me in your last, which he only remitteth to your wisdom and
discretion." He "would as fain that ye were well neighboured as ye would
yourself." Will always be ready to do his Lordship service in this and
other things. London, 24 Sept.
Draft, in Wriothesley's hand, with corrections by Cromwell, pp. 2.
1341. Sir Will. Gascoigne to Cromwell.
I thank you for your letters. And whereas you wrote that in the
trial of robbery supposed to be committed by one Rob. Gyll on one Johnson,
of York, there was found in me a great crime, to my slander; careful
examination was taken before Sir John Spilman and others, and Gyll was
acquitted. If he has defamed me to you that I might not take the law
against him, I will be wholly at your disposal. I beg you will have me in
remembrance for my cause, of which I spoke to you when I was last with
you with Mr. Hynde. I send you an ambling stag (sic) for your saddle.
Cussworth, beside Doncaster, 24 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Councillor.
1342. Will. Walwyn, Auditor, (fn. 4) to Cromwell.
I am advertised from you by my cousin, Rob. Henege, that you
desire a copy of the account taken by me of the manor of Rompney, in the
lordship of Newport and co. Wenllonge, anno 23. I send you the certainty
of the rents, &c. Gives the particulars. The lands are very good for all
kinds of corn. Enters into a statement of the fines, rents, and royalties. I
beg you will be good master to my brother, Fulke Walwyn, of the age of 58
years, a decayed mercer in London. His felicity is daily to serve God in
the Church upon his knees, by which he has taken such a cold that his legs
are much the worse. The late abbot of Westminster promised me before his
brethren to help my brother to be one of the King's almsmen at Westminster.
My lady Norwyche will thank you heartily for the same. Kensington, 24 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : The King's councillor. Endd.
1343. University of Oxford to Henry VIII.
Submitting to his judgment their disputes with the town. Oxford, in
the Convocation house, 24 Sept. 1532, 24 Hen. VIII.
Lat., on vellum. Seal attached, mutilated.
1344. Henry VIII. to Lewis Infant of Portugal.
Has conferred a grant of arms on Don Diego Roiz Pinto, a Portuguese,
and his brothers, for his services. Requests the Infant to obtain licence from
the King his brother for them to use the said arms. Greenwich, 25 Sept. 1532.
Lat., draft. Add.
28,585, f. 120.
1345. Rodrigo Niño to Charles V.
The Doge has had letters from Rome of the 20th, saying that the kings
of England and France will hold an interview. The French say it is for
the benefit of Christendom, but most persons think they will treat of the
divorce and a new marriage. Some believe the Dauphin will marry the
princess of Wales, and the King the daughter of the king of France. Said
I thought this impossible, as the king of England could not marry till he is
divorced, and then the Princess would be incapable of succession. It was
not to be believed that the French king would give his daughter to the King
without a divorce. I thought the interview would consist of jousts and
banquets. The Doge replied that it could not be of much importance, considering
the state of Christendom, as all depends upon your Majesty's success
against the Turk. * * * Venice, 25 Sept. 1532.
Sp., pp. 9. Modern copy.
1346. The Friars Observants.
Warrant under the sign manual to Cromwell, as master of the jewels,
to deliver to the Friars Observants, now at their general chapter at Richmond,
to be employed as alms, 6l. 13s. 4d. Greenwich, 26 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII.
1347. Sir J. Russell to Cromwell.
I send you the plate which I promised to send on Friday next, but
send now, not knowing your haste. Send me a receipt. I trust to see you
on Monday or Tuesday at home. Cheynes, 26 Sept.
I have spoken with Mr. Pen in the matter you desired, and he is well
P. 1. Add. : Councillor.
Vit. B. XIII.
1348. The Turks.
Extracts from letters to Jacopo [Salviati], respecting the operations
of the Turks at Coron. Coron, 23 Sept. 1532.
Two postscripts of the 25th and 26th on the same subject.
1349. Sir Ambrose Cave to Sir Giles Russell.
Asks him, while he is in London, if Mr. Treasurer, or any other of
the religion, are there, to desire Mr. Doctor to require visitors for him.
Russell knows, as well as he, who is next to him. Mr. Pemberton's commandry
is 100 miles away, at least. Asks Russell to be one of the visitors;
and the other, whoever my Lord will appoint, either Mr. Cowpledicke or
Mr. Hills or Mr. Treasurer. Does not wish them to bring too large a
company. If they do, will lodge their servants at dice and cards by the fire.
Has written also to Mr. Doctor. Has no news from the Peak worth writing.
Styd, 27 Sept. 1532.
Asks him to send any news of the religion to him at Stanford.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To Sir Gylls Russell, commander [of B]asford and
Dingley, at London.
1350. King Henry the Eighth's College.
Undated draft of the grant of 27 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII., printed in
Rymer, XIV. 443. (See Grants in September, No. 23.)
The name of Sir Anthony Browne occurs in this draft in place of Sir John
1351. St. George's Chapel, Windsor.
Grant by Henry VIII. to John bishop of Lincoln, Sir Thos. Audeley, keeper of
the Great Seal, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, treasurer of the Household, Sir Wm. Poulet,
controller of the same, John Fitzjames, chief justice of the King's Bench, Rob. Norwich,
chief justice of the Common Pleas, Thos. Crumwell, master or treasurer of the Jewels,
Hen. Norres, esquire of the Royal Body, Thos. Hennege, gentleman of the Privy Chamber,
and Sir Anth. Brown, knight of the Royal Body, to the use of the dean and canons
of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, of the site of the abbey of Lyesnes, and the manors of
Lyesnes and Fauntz, Kent; a marsh at Benflete, Essex; the advowson of the rectories of
Alnethle and Mountnesing, Essex, and Welkestede or Godstone, Surrey; and the
messuages at Crepilgate and Blanchapleton, in London, which belonged to the said abbey.
Also the site of the priory of St. Mary Magdalene, Tonbrige, with the manors of Tonbrige,
Lamporte, and Bernes in Brenchesley, Kent; the advowsons of the rectories of Lighe,
Brenchesley, Yalding, and Tudeley, Kent, an annual rent of 40s. from the church of
Elmeley, Kent; the lands called Bromys in Lomwod, Kent; and all manors, &c. in
Lamporte, Tonbrige, Lomwod, Holland in Speldhurst, Yalding, Ligh cum Hollinden,
Nysell, Lemanstoke, Rolfhogges in Wythiham, Shipborn and Stanford, Kent, which came
to the King by Wolsey's attainder. Also the manor of Brokeley or Westgrenewich, Kent;
the advowson of the rectories of Haylesham, Sussex, Pepingbery, Kent, and Wyset, Suff.;
rents of 20s. from the rectory of Spexsall, Suff., 20s. from the rectory of Heslingfeld,
6s. 8d. from the rectory of Cove, 15s. for a portion of tithes in Chedstan, Suff., payable
by the prior of Pentney; 3s. 4d. for tithes issuing from the church of Holton; 2s. 4d. for
a portion of tithes in Ketilbargh; 16s. 8d. for tithes in Sypton, payable by the abbot
of Sypton; 10s. for tithes in Elkeshall, payable by the prioress of Bungey; 26s. 8d. for
tithes issuing from the rectory of Banham, Norf.; 40s. for tithes in Cossay, payable by
the master of St. Giles' hospital, Norwich; 26s. 8d. for tithes in Bawburgh, payable by
the prior of Holy Trinity, Norwich; 6s. 8d. for tithes in Wylloby, payable by the rector
of Wylloby; 6s. 8d. rent for the pension of the ch. of Wylloby; 3s. rent for tithes in
Swaffham, payable by the abbot of Westminster; 2s. rent for small tithes in Swaffham,
payable by the vicar; 26s. 8d. for tithes in Parva Abingdon, Norf., also the advowsons
of the rectories of Wykes, Tolshunt Darcey, and Boxsted, Essex, with tithes of corn
and hay of Horkesley and Tolshunt; 30s. rent for tithes in Purley, Essex; 13s. 4d. rent
for tithes in Preston; 2s. rent for tithes in Swyllond or Swynysland, Suff.; the advowson
of the rectory of St. Matthew's without Ipswich, with the tithes of that church and of
the chapel of St. Mary, Ipswich; the advowson of the rectory of Westbromwich, Staff.,
with tithes of corn there. Also the manor of Donton Basset, Leic., and Hill in Little
Sutton, Warw., with advowsons of Donton Basset and Rakedale, Leic.; and all messuages,
&c. in Donton Basset, Leyre and Rakedale, Leic.; and Little Sutton, Sutton Colfeld, and
Whiteacre, Warw., which belonged to the priory of Canwell, Staff. Also the manors of
Wallingford and Westhenred, Berks, the advowson of Shobingdon, Bucks; annual rents
of 100s. in Garsington, Oxon, 5s. payable by the vicar of Aston, 2s. payable by the rector
of Chynnor, 10s. for tithes in Aston, and 7s. for tithes in Chynnor, Oxon; 40s. for tithes
in Creswell, in the parish of Buklond, 33s. 4d. for tithes in Southmorton, 40s. for tithes
in Molesford, 46s. 8d. for tithes in Donton, 6s. 8d. for tithes in Temysford, 6s. 8d. for
tithes in Donyngton, all in co. Berks; 16s. for tithes in Estclaydon [Bucks], 10s. for
tithes in Gangelsden, Berks, 7s. 4d. for tithes in Shaw, Herts, 11s. for tithes in Kymbell,
Bucks, 6s. 8d. for tithes in Redborn, and 16s. for tithes in Swyndon, Wilts, and all
messuages, &c. in Wallingford, Westhenreth, Clopcote, Creswell, Bucklond, Southmorton,
Ardington, Sotwell, Brightwell, Huddesbuddes, Northmoreton, Aston Torald, and Molesford,
Berks, which belonged to the priory of Wallingford. Also the manors of Oteham
and Bullokestown in Wythiham, and a messuage in Kychenham, Sussex, and all
messuages, &c. in Haylesham, Lamporte in Bourne, Bullokestown in Wythiham, Coveherst
and Coveling, Wichlenden, Cottesforde and Detling in Orgate, Sussex, and in Pepingbery
Magna and Parva, Kent, which belonged to the abbey of Begham, Sussex. Also the
advowson of Blewbery, one of the prebends of Salisbury cathedral; the site of the priory
of Raunston, Bucks, with a water-mill in Ravenston; the advowsons of Raunston, and of
Maryborn and Tyborn, Midd., with the tithes belonging to the same; and all messuages,
&c. in Raunston, Weston, Pedington, and Stokegoldington, Bucks, which came to the
King by Wolsey's attainder.
Draft, pp. 12, large paper.
2. Letters patent of the above, dated Westm., 27 Sept. 1532, with the name of Sir John
Russell in place of Sir Anth. Brown. Great Seal attached, but mutilated.
Vit. B. XXI. 74.
1352. Henry VIII. to Ernest Duke Of Brunswick.
Desires credence for Nicholas Hawkyns, archdeacon of Ely, whom
he sends as an ambassador to the Emperor. Greenwich, 27 Sept. 1532.
Lat., mutilated. Add.
Vit. B. XXI.
2. Henry VIII. to Philip Duke Of Brunswick.
A similar letter. Greenwich, 27 Sept. 1532. Not signed.
Lat., mutilated, p. 1. Add.
Ibid., f. 76.
3. The Same to Philip Landgrave Of Hesse.
A similar letter. Greenwich, 27 Sept. 1532. Not signed.
Lat., mutilated, p. 1. Add.
Ibid., f. 75.
4. The Same to William and Lewis, Dukes Of Bavaria.
A similar letter. Greenwich, 27 Sept. 1532. Not signed.
Lat., mutilated, p. 1. Add.
Ibid., f. 74.**
5. The Same to Wolphang Prince Of Anhalt.
A similar letter. Greenwich, 27 Sept. 1532. Not signed.
Lat., mutilated, p. 1. Add.
1353. Mai to Charles V.
Extract of a letter dated Rome, 27 Sept. 1532.
Wrote previously that the king of England wished to marry the Pope's
niece. Hears now that his marriage with the daughter of the king of France
will be spoken of at this interview. The Pope is informed of everything,
and that these proposals are intended to injure the Queen in the divorce
case. The Pope has again promised to do justice, and the cardinal of
Ancona is very resolute. Has just appointed Juan Colardi procurator.
Hopes to attain the end, unless they try some more tricks, to which the
Pope says he will not consent.
Asked the Pope to press the league, as the French say they will not arm
till next year. We have written about it to the bishop of Veruli, although
the French are enlisting Swiss, to serve, as they say, in Brittany.
Sp., p. 1. Modern copy.
1354. Christopher Hales to Cromwell.
I thank you for your last. I hear the King intends to be at Sherland,
Mr. Cheyny's place, on Saturday next; but I hear not whether he proposes
to be at Canterbury, nor the time of his coming. If he comes to Sherland
I will wait upon him there, or at any other place. John Antony desires me
to send your horses to Gravesend. Let me know when, and how many, and
I will send them. You write to me of my new house at St. Stephen's, which
you have heard say I shall have. I pray you help me thereunto. My wife is
now near her lying in, so that I cannot remove her from Canterbury to any
other place. I pray you, therefore, be content with the worst lodging that
ever ye had in any poor friend's house. Canterbury, Michaelmas Day.
Let me know how our Parliament shall succeed, whether to be kept at the
day fixed, or to be prorogued.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Councillor and Master of the Jewels. Sealed.
1355. John Ryton, [Abbot of Rewley,] to Cromwell.
Though I am an old man, the young do teach me to school, for I am
compelled to keep them which be my enemies, and show themselves my
tyrants. I have been always glad to oblige the King's servants, and lodge
his horses at my poor house. They have reported to the Master of the
Horse that my stables are good, whereas there are no worse in Oxfordshire,
and the rent of assize of the house exceeds not 140l. If I should be accompanied
with Italians, I shall not be long in the world. My cousin, Mr.
Thomas Palmer, sent me word that the Master of the Horse promised him
that neither horse nor man should be lodged with me. I pray you defend
me from them. Ruley, Michaelmas Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful.
1356. Thomas Hall to Cromwell.
I delivered your letters to my neighbour, Mr. Prior of Huntingdon. (fn. 5)
He is too much troubled with disease in his limbs to go or ride. The house
is in great debt, and, at his entry, wanted all things necessary. I beg by
your charity he may have convenient days for payment of the King's dues.
Huntingdon, Feast of St. Michael.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the King's council.
1357. The Great Wardrobe.
Accounts of the Wardrobe from Mich. 23 to Mich. 24 Hen. VIII.,
showing the expenditure on liveries for five or six henchmen under warrants
of different dates.
Pp. 6. Endd. : For the hensemen in the Great Warderop.
2. A portion of a roll of accounts of the Great Wardrobe for Mich.
24 Hen. VIII.
Large paper, pp. 5.
1358. Jehan De La Haye, Commissary, to Henry VIII.
Is sorry the King is dissatisfied with him for not depriving friars
Robenson and Cursun of every office. Vicars of convents are not officers
either of the rule or of the statutes, else he would have done it. Begs him
to give order that fathers Petooy and Hilston be sent back. From the convent
of Greenwich, Sunday, Michaelmas Day. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
1359. The Suppressed Monasteries.
Account of arrears due to the King at Mich. 24 Hen. VIII. from the
lands of the suppressed monasteries of Lessonnes, Tonbrige, Beghame, Romborow,
Snape, Typtre, Sanwall, Canwall, Tykeforde, Wallingford, Rauneston,
Felyxstowe and Falkenhame, St. Peter's Ipswich, Wykes, Thoby.
Pp. 5. Title on fly leaf : "The suppressed lands."
ii. Assignments on the above lands to the college at Oxford by the King's
1360. For the Knights Of St. John.
Draft patent granting them the manor of Stanesgate, Essex, with
lands in Stanesgate, Tyllingham, Totham Magna and Totham Parva, Steple
Ramesey, Woodham Mortymer, Typtre, Mesinges, Tolshunt Tregoz, Tolshunt
Darcie, and Maldon, Essex, which belonged to the late monastery of
Stanesgate; also the rectories of Stanesgate, Steple, and Reynham, &c.; a
wharf called Brookes Warfe alias Dockynges Wharfe, in the parish of
St. Michael, Quenehith, in the ward of Quenehith, London; all which came
to the King by Wolsey's attainder :—in exchange for the manors of Bridewell
and Hampton Court, with messuages in Chancery Lane, and in the
parish of St. [Bride] the Virgin, which the Knights have conveyed to Sir
Will. Poulet, Sir Chr. Hales, Baldwin Malet, and Thos. Cromwell, to the
King's use, appointing Hugh Whalleye, Ralph Saddeyler, and Will. Braboro
their attorneys to deliver seisin.
Large paper, pp. 13. The beginning is lost, and the whole is much injured
3,881, f. 32 b.
1361. Geo. Earl Of Huntingdon.
Compotus of the lands and manors of George earl of Huntingdon for
one year, ending Mich. 24 Hen. VIII.
Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire : Lands at Brehill, Aston Bampton,
Stanlake, Gallofere, Broughton, Nether Sywyn, Bledlow, Stoke Mulys, and
Aston Molens, 262l. 3s. 1½d.—Devon and Cornwall : Penhale, Crakhampton,
Codford Fayzeley, Hilton, Dupford, Stanborow, Wyke Cobham, Langford,
Pengelly, Trevygo, Parke, Davaunte, Ryllaton Peverell, Hervena, Hendra,
Retyre and Kyrres, Namatethy, Newland, Southpole, Harleston, Sutton
Lacy, Wolmeston, and Plymtre, 411l. 8s. 5¼d.—Somerset and Wiltshire :
Ley, Wytley, Rowdon and Chippenham, Gore, Orston George, Rusteshall,
Crowell in Crow, Bapton, Fysharton, Wynterborne Stoke, Box, Warmynster,
Honybruge, Newton Seyntlow, Publow cum Pensford, 279l. 1s. 11½d.
Lat., p. 1. Modern copy.
1362. Christchurch Priory, London.
Draft Bill of Privy Seal for the discharge of Richard Gressham and
Edw. Altham, late sheriffs of London, in respect of a yearly pension of 100s.
granted by former kings to the prior and convent of Christchurch, London,
for the monks of Tower Hill, which has been paid to Thos. Cromwell to the
King's use, for the year ended Mich. 24 Hen. VIII.
1363. John Reskymer.
Deed by which John Reskymer, son and heir of John Reskymer,
deceased, grants to John Humfray and Joan his wife, John Humfray and
Will. Humfra, their sons, in survivorship, a toft in Marhasbean, and three
closes described by their names and situations, at a rent of 28s. 6d. Also
appoints John Penros and Jas. Chynowith his attorneys to deliver seisin.
Marhasbean, 30 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII.
28,585, f. 127.
1364. Dr. Ortiz to the Empress.
Wrote last that the Pope had postponed sending the brief till after
the vacation; and I am sure that he will put it off still longer, as his secretary
says that he knows the Pope waits to see what the kings of France and
England will conclude at their interview. [Sir Gregory] Casale has left for
England, with an order from the Pope to the King to leave his concubine
and restore the Queen, for unless he does this his Holiness must proceed to
do justice. I think he will wait for the victory the Emperor is about to
gain, as well as for Casale's answer. A victory will soon bring the suit to
an end. After the vacation will be a suitable time to ask for the brief,
even if the King send a mandate, if he does not discard the concubine and
restore the Queen. Will persevere in my demands. If the mandate arrives
the cause will not be finished so soon. The brief will produce as much effect
as a sentence, for the people would rise against the King.
The Pope has learned from his Nuncio that the King has received the
brief bidding him send a mandate, but he has sent no answer to it. The
sentence given in the Consistory has now been put in writing. Encloses a
copy. Rome, 30 Sept. 1532.
Sp., pp. 4. Modern copy.
ii. Copy of the sentence.
Ibid., f. 129.
2. English translation of the above.
1365. The Princess Mary.
The third penny from the profits of the oxen and sheep spent in the
household of the lady Mary, for one year ending 30 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII.—
158 ox hides, at 4s. to 4s. 7d., 33l. 9s. 8d. 81 doz. and 9 sheepskins, viz.,
"wolfelles," "sherlinges," and "winterfelles," 31l. 13s. 2d. 65 wey 2 st. 7lb.
"cep~" (qu. sebum, tallow?) at 12s. the wey, 39l. 1s. 3½d. 9 lb. wool, 3s.
Total, 104l. 7s. 2½d.
Victuals sold, 36 q. 5 b. 3 p. wheat, 14l. 2s. 8d. 24 loaves, 16d. Spices,
5s. 6d. 32 ling, 26s. 5d. 1 cod, 4d. 15 q. charcoal, 5s. Total,
16l. 1s. 3d.
1366. Dr. John London to [Cromwell].
The words in which you admonish me have caused me great heaviness.
Not that I am faulty in the matter, but I grieve to be noted in anywise
as acting irreverently to the King. It is not true, as reported, that I
should be against the King's matter in Oxford. I consented to everything
that was done, and I refer you to Dr. Bell and Mr. Bedell, the King's
chaplains, for my conduct on that occasion, and also at my lord of Lincoln
and Mr. Almoner's coming there. Some person, who did the King no
service, "hath imagined to find adversaries unto this matter, and so to pick
thank." I gave my consent before the whole university; and when I was
last in London I told you, as I told you now; and I have made means to my
lord of Lincoln for a long time to be suitor for me to the King, for I have
been very heavy at this charge. Mr. Leghton brought me the King's letter
for a book concerning the original grounds of the prœmunire, in which were
many things of antiquity touching the King's matter, and I delivered it to
him without delay. One Howell, the King's servant, brought me the King's
letters for a widow, my college tenant, as well to have the widow as the
lease of her farm; and this I did accomplish. Mr. Norys, Mr. Long, and
others can testify of my towardly doings therein; and wherever I find
occasion to oblige the King or any pertaining to my lady Marquess, (fn. 6) I do
my duty, as Mr. Barlow and Mr. Taylor, her servants, can testify. At my
now coming up, I beg you to help me, that I may declare myself true subject
to the King; and I have desired my lord of Lincoln, Dr. Bell, and Mr. Bedell
to declare my doings in Oxford. Let it be tried whether I ever spoke such
foul and irreverent words, or heard others speak them. I suspect none but
Sir Jonys, who, at leaving Oxford, said to the King's servants and officers
of the town and university, he trusted to find means that I should be brought
up shortly, as he was. Five days before he was fetched, I, with the Commissary,
examined him on certain points of heresy, which I had from
Mr. Chancellor of London, and we took bail for his appearance. When he
was delivered to the King's servants, I found upon him, in a bag under his
jacket, a figure of necromancy, entitled Vindicta Trojœ. I digged out of
the ground the moles he had made, and caused the Commissary to bring
them up, with divers books of unlawful study. Therefore, he does not care
what evil reports he makes of me. If it come from any other, let me know
my accusers. I know I have some adversaries. Let me have some comfort
of you, as you will find me innocent.
Hol., pp. 3. Endd. by Wriothesley, inaccurately, [The bishop (fn. 7) ] of London.
Calig. B. VIII.
St. P. IV. 586.
"Articles credential given by the King's highness to his trusty
servant Carlisle, herald-at-arms, for answer unto the credence lately declared
unto his Grace by Thomas Scot."
1. After delivering the King's letters and recommendations to the king
of Scots, he shall say that though Henry has made verbal answer to Thos.
Scot, yet, as James complains that no report was made to him of a former
answer given by the King, the King, at his nephew's request, gave strict
orders to his wardens not to "receipt" Scotch rebels; which command he
trusts they have observed, and if not they shall answer for it. It was not
the King's fault if James has not been informed, before this, of his answer
made to Patrick Sinclair.
2. It is quite true that the King instructed his wardens to appoint the
first meeting on the West Borders, where most need was. It may be that the
earl of Northumberland, before receiving the King's orders, had complained
of attemptates on the East Borders, and desired a meeting, but he has since
conformed to the King's instructions. If redress on the Scotch part has
been delayed by the plague, Henry hopes James will have it done without
3. The King has no information of the outrage committed, 30 Aug. last,
by Northumberland and lord Dacre's men in Tivedale, and the taking of the
lord of Buccleuch. The Earl, on the contrary, complains of a forage in Tynedale
and Berwick bounds; but if it be proved, justice shall be done.
4. As to the complaint that rebels of Riddesdale are allowed to come to
Carlisle, the King will see reformation thereof.
5. If the king of Scots has exposed his person in vain for the reformation
of attemptates, let him ascribe the blame where it is due.
6. As to the complaint that Angus was suffered to remain on the Borders,
he shall remind James that by the last treaty Angus was allowed to remain
in England in the hope that he might have been reconciled to James through
the King's mediation, and it was thought more convenient that he should
remain near the Borders than anywhere about the King. Nevertheless,
Henry would have been more inclined to satisfy his good brother if the latter
had shown any readiness to administer justice.
7. As to the suggestion that by causing his wardens to keep diets and not
favor rebels, and by removing Angus and his friends, the King would avoid
the imputation of being an unkind uncle, Henry trusts his deeds will not
merit such a character in the opinion of wise men.
8. As to the announcement that James has sent a commission to the duke
of Albany to treat for his marriage with Magdalene, daughter of the French
king, or else with the duchess of Urbino, the King is willing to forward his
marriage with the duchess of Urbino.
9. It is true, that at the conclusion of the last truce, which was made the
longer in order that James might be of full age before its expiry, it was
provided that ambassadors should be sent in the meantime for the conclusion
of a peace. In this intention the King still persists. Signed at the top.
1368. Edmund Knyghtley to Cromwell.
I perceive by my brother, who has now gone out of town, that you
are my good friend. I hear the same from Sir John Russell. You know my
trouble. I beg you to consider the poor honesty that God and the King
have called me to, and the plague with which Fleet Street is now sore
infected, to my no little danger, beside my imprisonment. Move the King
to have pity on me. From the Fleet.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Councillor.
1369. Norfolk to Cromwell.
You shall hear tomorrow morning, if all things stand well with your
folks, as I trust it shall. I have deferred the Easterlings' cause till you come.
You must bring no one with you that was with your sister after she was sick.
If you have not already sent to my wife, pray forbear till I have spoken with
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To my right trusty friend, Master Cromwell.
1370. Grants in September 1532.
1. Anne Rocheford (Anne Boleyn), one
of the daughters of Thomas earl of Wiltshire
and Ormond, keeper of the Privy
Seal. Charter, granting her, in tail male,
the title of marchioness of Pembroke.
Witnesses not given [1 Sept.].— S.B. Pat.
24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 26.
(2.) Two drafts of the preceding in R. O.
in Wriothesley's hand, with witnesses as in
the next charter.
2. Anne Rocheford, who was created marchioness
of Pembroke on the 1st Sept. inst.
Charter granting her and her heirs the prerogative
and pre-eminence due to her title of
marchioness in the realms of England and
France. Witnesses : Edward archbp. of
York; Stephen bp. of Winchester, the
King's secretary; John bp. of London;
Thomas duke of Norfolk, treasurer of
England; Charles duke of Suffolk, steward
marshal; Thomas earl of Wiltshire, keeper
of the Privy Seal; John earl of Oxford,
the King's chamberlain; George earl of
Shrewsbury, steward of the King's household;
Thomas Audeley, knt., keeper of the
Great Seal; William lord Sandys of Vynes,
chamberlain of the King's household;
Walter Devereux lord Ferrers; William
Fitzwilliam, treasurer of the King's household,
and William Powlet, comptroller of
the same, knts., and others. Windsor,
1 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII. — S.B. Pat. p. 1,
(2.) Draft of the preceding in Wriothesley's
hand in R. O.
3. Anne Rocheford, one of the daughters
and heirs of Thomas earl of Wiltshire and
Ormond, keeper of the Privy Seal, created
marchioness of Pembroke by charter 1 Sept.
24 Hen. VIII. Annuity of 1,000l. for life
out of the issues of the honor, manor, or
lordship of Hunnesdon, Herts, and of the
manors of Stansted Abbot, Roydon, Bourehouse,
Pisso, Filolls, and Coxhall, Herts
and Essex; and of all Crown lands in co.
Pembroke, and in Gilgarran, Emlyn, Diffrynbryan,
Maynardove, Kenendrym, Llanstephan,
Penryn, Oyesterlowe, Traynclynton,
Westhaverforde, Llewelleston, Roche,
Sayntismells, and Camrosse, S. Wales.—
S B. (undated.) Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1,
m. 25 (undated).
(2.) Fair copy of the preceding in R. O.
Large paper, pp. 2.
4. Wm. Buttes, M.D. Grant in tail male
of the manor of Panyngton, with appurtenances
in Whersted, Suff., except the advowson
of the church or rectory of Whersted,
which premises are in the King's hand by
the attainder of Thomas cardinal archbishop
of York. Woodstock, 16 Aug. 24 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 2 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,
5. Th. Lye and John Borowgh. To
have the office of one gunner in the Tower
of London, formerly held by Jas. Nedeham,
with fees of 6d. a day; on surrender by Ric.
Beste of pat. 12 Jan. 18 Hen. VIII. Ampthill,
24 July 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
2 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
6. Wm. Legh, gentleman usher of the
King's chamber. Reversion of the office of
comptroller of all pleas of fines, amercements,
&c. received and made before the justices of
North Wales, with fees of 8d. a day out of
the issues of the principality of North Wales;
which office was granted to John Lawton
for life by patent 25 Sept. 1 Hen. VII.
Reading, 29 Aug. 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 19.
7. Richard Cecyll, page of the Wardrobe
of Robes. Lease of the messuages, &c. in
Esyngdon, Rutland, and the pasture called
Shenyngthorpe, Linc., with reversions, of
which a 21 years' lease was granted to his
father, David Cecyll, by patent 1 Aug.
9 Hen. VIII.; for the term of 60 years from
Mich. A.D. 1538, on the termination of the
said David's lease, at the annual rent of
18l. 3s. 4d. payable to the receiver of Warwiklands,
to the treasurer of the King's
chamber, or at the receipt of Exchequer.
Greenwich, 29 June 24 Hen. VIII. Teste
Westm., —. — P.S. Pat. (4 Sept.
24 Hen. VIII.) p. 1, m. 19.
8. John Willyams. Grant in fee of the
annual rent of 27l. reserved by John
Burton, late prior of the monastery of
St. Frediswide in Oxford, in a 60 years'
lease of the manor of Overwinchingdon,
Bucks, rectory, parsonage and glebe lands,
and tithes belonging to the said rectory, and
to the vicarage of Overwinchindon, with the
right of presentation to the said vicarage;
which lease the convent granted by indenture
dated 26 March 9 Hen. VIII. to Petronilla
Nasshe, widow, and John Goodwyn.
Also grant of the reversion of the said
manor, &c., which belongs to the King by
the suppression of the said monastery, as appears
by inquisition taken at Aylisbury,
Bucks, 9 Dec. 16 Hen. VIII., before Richard
Ruthall, escheator, and was granted
by patent 1 July 17 Hen. VIII. to Thomas
late cardinal archbp. of York, attainted, as
appears by an inquisition taken by commission
at Aylesbury, 4 Oct. 22 Hen. VIII.,
before Sir Robert Lee, John Baldewyn, and
Roger Gifford. Del. Westm., 4 Sept.
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 26.
9. Alan Daggenall alias Guysnes, one of
the King's pursuivants. Grant of the office
of herald, with the title of Yorke. Windsor,
31 Aug. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
4 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
10. John West, one of the yeomen of the
Guard. Reversion of 6d. a day as fee of
the Crown, on death, surrender, or forfeiture
of Thomas Totheby, Edward Ingham, Richard
Foster, William Pole, Simon Burton,
Laurence Seerl, Robert Bardwell, Edmund
Levesey, John Bedon, George Node, William
Dawe, Griffin Rede, or Hugh Darcey.
Ewelme, 28 Aug. 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 5 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.
11. For the monastery of SS. Peter and
Paul, Mochelney. Assent to the election of
Thomas Ynde, (fn. 8) as abbot, on the resignation
of John Sirborn, the last abbot. Windsor,
2 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
6 Sept.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
ii. Petition for the above. Dated 28 Aug.
24 Hen. VIII.
12. Robert Adeleston, clk. Presentation
to the parlsh church of Suthwutton, Norfolk,
Norwich dioc. Del. Westm., 7 Sept.
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. (undated) p. 1,
13. Master John Brereton, canon of London,
doctor of decrees. Pardon for having
obtained a bull, dated at St. Peter's, Rome,
viii. kal. Mar. A.D. 1531, 9th Clement VII.,
authorizing him, if the mastership or custody
of the Augustine hospital of St.Bartholomew,
in West Smythfeld, near and against the
walls of London, should be committed to
him, (which mastership or custody was lately
held in commendam by Edward Staple, bp.
of Meath, by Apostolic dispensation, and is
now void,) to hold the same in commendam,
along with other incompatible benefices, the
said John being then priest and chaplain of
King Henry VIII., canon and prebendary of
St. Paul's, London, and St. Stephen's, London
dioc., and having obtained by dispensation
the parish churches of Malpas and
Cristelton, Cov. and Lich. dioc.—This patent
also ratifies the bull, and allows the said
John to publish the same, and put it into
execution. Reading, 9 Aug. [24 Hen. VIII.]
Del. Westm., 7 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 32.
(Rymer, XIV. 440.)
14. Francis Pyssher, a Piedmontese. To
be one of the King's runners or posts; with
fees of 12l. 3s. 4d. a year. Windsor, 15 Sept.
24 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17. (undated).
(Rymer, XIV. 433.)
15. Thos. Cromwell, master and treasurer
of the Jewels. Warrant authorizing him to
pay the following sums to Rob. Draper,
yeoman of the Jewel-house; viz., 1, for half
a fardell of Normandy canvass for making
bags for the jewels and plate, 50s. Item, for
60 ells of ell-broad cloth, at 8d. the ell, for
the clothing of the same. Item, for 80 yards
of white Walshe frese to lay between gilt
bowles, &c. to save the gilding, at 7d. a yard,
46s. 8d. Item, for 12 new "coofers and
standertes" for the jewels to be trussed
in, at 30s. each, 18l. Item, for mending
8 old coofers or standertes, and new covering
the same with new leather, and mending the
locks and keys, at 6s. 8d. each, 53s. 4d. Item,
for 2 new bare hides for the covering of the
carts with the said jewels and plate, 6l.
Item, for certain cases of leather for the
trussing of cups and bowls of gold, 20s. And
for a load of hay for trussing the said jewels
and plate into the said "coofers," 8s. 4d.
Sum total of this warrant, 35l. 3s. 4d. Dated
Windsor Castle, 16 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII.
—S.B., not filed.
16. Thomas Dyer, one of the stewards of
the King's Chamber. Annuity of 6l. 13s. 4d.
for life, out of the manor or lordship of
Charleton Camvyle super Horethowdon,
Somers. Ewelme, 27 Aug. 24 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 16 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,
17. Wm. Barlee, clk. Presentation to
the parish church of Market Bosworth,
Linc. dioc., void by death. Langley, 21 Aug.
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm, 20 Sept.—
P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
18. Edm. Lomnor. Reversion of the
offices of overseer of the small custom and
subsidy of tunnage and poundage, and of
the different customers and collectors thereof,
in the port of London; and overseer of the
bills called "cokketts," &c.; with the regulation
of the custom-house wherries in the
said port, and 36l. 16s. 4d. a year for himself
and 10l. a year for a clerk, out of the
small customs and subsidy aforesaid; which
premises were granted to Thomas Palmer,
one of the gentlemen ushers of the Chamber,
by patent 22 Aug. 11 Hen. VIII. Chelsehith,
21 Sept. — Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1,
19. Humph. Forster. Licence to enfeoff
Sir Wm. Sandys lord Sandys, Sir Wm.
Paulett, Sir Wm. Barantyne, Sir Wm. Essex,
Sir John Wallop, Sir Arthur Darcy, Leonard
Chamberleyn, Robert Puttenham, Giles
Forster, Ralph Vyne, Peter Symons, and
Wm. Robynson, and their heirs, to the use
of the said Humphrey and his heirs, of the
manor of Aldermanston, Berks. Westm.,
23 Sept.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 32.
20. Sir Wm. Musgrave. To be constable
or keeper of the castle of Bewcastell, Cumb.,
with all lands, &c. in Bewcastell Dale, Cumb.,
late of Sir John Middelton, the park or lawn
of Plompton in Inglewod forest, and common
of pasture in the said forest, with power
to build houses, &c. in said park or lawn;
and an annual rent of 20l. out of the issues
of the manor or lordship of Sourby. Del.
Westm., 23 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat.
p. 1, m. 23, and p. 2, m. 32.
21. Wm. Tyldesley, page of the Chamber.
Grant of a messuage called the "henchemens
chambre" at Westminster, above the
King's bakehouse, with a cottage at the
"steirefote" adjoining; also the King's
bakehouse aforesaid, &c. Windsor, 1 Sept.
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Sept.—
P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 34.
22. Wm. Sandys de le Vyne, K.G., lord
Sandys, King's chamberlain. To be receiver
general of the earldom and lordship of
Guyssnes, in the marches of Calais, with
fees of 18d. a day, payable by the treasurer
of the town and marches of Calais, and all
other emoluments and authority enjoyed in
that office by John Baty, Gilbert Husey,
Master Martin de Joyce or Richard Basford.
Greenwich, 25 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 27 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 18.
23. Henry VIII.'s College. Grant to
John bp. of Lincoln, Sir Thomas Audeley,
keeper of the Privy Seal, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam,
treasurer of the King's Household,
Sir Wm. Poulet, comptroller of the King's
Household, John Fitzjames, chief justice of
the King's Bench, Robert Norwiche, chief
justice of the Common Pleas, Thomas Crumwell,
master or treasurer of the King's jewels,
Henry Norres, esquire of the Royal Body,
Thomas Hennage, gentleman of the King's
Privy Chamber, and John Russell, knight of
the Royal Body, to the use of the dean and
canons of "King Henry the Eighth's College"
in Oxford, of the site, &c. of the late priory
of St. Frideswide in the university of Oxford;
the manors of Bolles, Shipton, Cuddeslowe,
Bynsey and Pedyngton, Oxon; an annual
rent of 27l. issuing from the manor of Overwynchingdon,
Bucks; the manors of Huddon,
Edington, and Knightington, Berks;
the advowsons of the churches or rectories
of Bynsey, Hedyngton, Marston, Churchehill,
Frytwell, and Ellesfeld, Oxon; Overwichindon,
Wornall, Okeley, Bryll, and
Borstall, Bucks; the advowsons of the
churches or rectories of St. Clement in the
suburbs of Oxford, St. Peter le Bailey, in
Oxford, St. Aldate and St. Michael at the
Southgate of the town of Oxford; all those
portions of tithes in Solthorn, the parish of
St. Giles without the walls of Oxford,
Baynton and Bekeley, Oxon; an annuity or
annual rent of 6l. 13s. 4d., payable by the
sheriff of cos. Oxon and Berks, out of the
issues of said cos.; and all manors, messuages,
&c. in the town and suburbs of
Oxford, and in the vills, fields, hamlets, and
parishes of Hedington, Marston, Pedyngton,
Ellesfeld, Churche Couley, Steplebarton,
Tackeley, Bekeley, Rolyerth, Churchehill,
Ascote, Wodeton, Cowley, and Coldenorton,
Oxon, and the vills of Assheburie and Edwiston,
Berks, and Brill, Bucks, and in
Multon, Northt.; which came to the King's
hands by the attainder of Thomas card,
archbp. of York.
Also the site, circuit, &c. of the late
monastery or priory of St. Nicholas, Lyttyllmore,
Oxon; the manors of Lytlemore,
Forstall, and Sydenham, Oxon, and Lynerton
Heywode, Berks; the advowson of
the church or rectory of Samforde, Oxon,
with all tithes, &c. thereto belonging; 4s.
annual rent for a portion of tithes issuing
from the rectory of Wodepery, Oxon; 20s.
annual rent for a portion of tithes issuing
from the rectory of Sonnyngwell, Berks; an
annual rent of 13s. 4d. payable by the prior
of Canonsassheby, Northt.; 40s. annual
rent under the name of corrody, payable by
the abbot and convent of St. Mary Abyngton;
and all messuages, &c. in Lytlemore,
Forstall, Sydenham, Saunderforde, Oxforde,
Clyfton, Benston, Whateley, Yesteley,
Brightewell, Cuddysden, Laurence Baldon,
Churchecouley, Wodeton, Tackeley, Godstowe,
and Garsyngton, Oxon, in Lynerton,
Heywoode, Abingdon, Esthenred, Southmorton,
and Kenyngton, Berks, and in
Marleborough, Wilts; which came to the
King's hands by the attainder of the said
Also the advowson of the church or rectory
of Rudby in Cleveland, Yorks., with all
tithes thereto belonging; and of the prebend
of Wetwange, in York cathedral.
Also the site, circuit, and precinct of the
late priory of St. Mary de Caritate, and St.
Austin, Daventre, Northt.; the manors of
Daventre, Westhaddon, Welton, Starton alias
Staferton, Norton, Everdon Parva, and
Thorpe near Daventre, Northt., and Foxton,
Leic.; a portion of tithes in the parish of
Lobenham, Leic.; the advowsons of the
churches or rectories of Falwithesley, Preston
Magna, Preston Parva, Welton, Westhaddon,
Starton alias Staferton, Norton,
Coldeasheby, Daventre, and Thorpemonwell,
Northt., Foxton and Scalford, Leic., and
Bysbroke, Rutland, with all tithes, &c.
thereto belonging; and all messuages, lands,
&c. in Daventre, Westhaddon, Thorpe,
Drayton, Norton, Preston Magna, Preston
Parva, Welton, Hogston, Starton alias Staferton,
Bugby, Everdon Parva, Saunforde,
Dodforde, Walgrave, Northampton, and
Watforde, Northt., and in Foxton and Scalforde,
Leic.; which came to the King's
hands by the attainder of the said Cardinal.
Also the site, circuit, &c. of the late
priory of St. Mary, Tyckford, Bucks; the
manors of Tyckford, Chicheley, and Thykthorn,
Bucks, and Aston, Warw.; the
advowsons of the churches or rectories of
Tyckforde, Chicheley, Newport Panell, Bradwell,
Astwode, and Willem, Bucks, and of Aston
Byrmyngham, Warw.; and all tithes, &c.
thereto belonging; a water mill in the town
of Calcote, Bucks; 26s. 8d. annual rent for a
portion of tithes in the parish of Wolston
Parva, Bucks; 5s. annual rent for a portion of
the tithes in the parish of Loughton, Bucks;
10s. annual rent for a portion of tithes in the
parish of Wyllen, Bucks; an annual pension
of 26s. 8d. payable by the rector of Bodyngton;
an annual pension of 40s. issuing
from the church of Aston, Warw.; 60s.
annual rent for a portion of tithes in the
parish of Lyndeforde Parva, Bucks; and all
messuages, lands, &c. in Tyckford, Chicheley,
Thykthorn, Newport Paynell, Bradwell,
Cranley, Astwoode, Wyllen, Calcote,
Gothurst, Lyndforde Magna, Lyndforde
Parva, Wolston, Sulburye, Loughton, Bodington,
Sherington, Ekeney, Thorneboroughe,
Lyscombe, Fylgrave, Clyfton, and
Lathburye, Bucks, and in Aston and Byrmyngeham,
Warw.; which came into the
King's hands by the attainder of the said
Cardinal. Del. Westm., 27 Sept. 24
Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 1. (Rymer,
24. Sir Anthony Poyntz. Lease of the
lordships or manors of Sodbury (with the
borough of Sodbury) and Barton near Brystoll,
and the hundred of Barton, parcel of the
lands of the late earl of Warwick, Glouc.;
with reservations; for 21 years, at the annual
rent of 47l. 12d. for Sodbury, 56l. 13s. 6¼d.
for the lordship of Barton Regis, and
12l. 7s. 5d. for the hundred of Barton, 10s.
of late increase and ¾d. of new increase; on
surrender of pat. 16 July 22 Hen. VIII.,
granting the said Anthony a similar lease in
a different form. Westm., 28 Sept.—Pat.
24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 4.
E. IV. (12).
1371. Friar John Lawrence to Cromwell.
I understand that Father de Hay, our late Commissary in England,
whose commission I brought from Paris, has sent letters to the King by his
deputy, the warden of Canterbury, (fn. 9) a man of Father Forrest's promoting, "hy
fawtor" to the Queen, and justifier of her cause. The warden has also received
letters for himself and Forrest, by which I hear the Commissary advises
them to let the province continue as he left it at his departing, for it would
be a great reproof to have a stranger for our head, and desires them to move
the King in that behalf. Today or tomorrow they intend to make suit to
the King. It would be well if you would keep them from speaking to him.
They fear greatly that I shall preach in the King's matter in his favor,
which they say will be a slander to all our religion. They say this either
from sinister affection or ignorance, as I will manifestly prove when the
King commands me, all such slander set apart, for it is scandalum phriseorum
(Pharisœorum?); of which St. Gregory says, "Si scandalum ex veritate
sumitur, utilius nasci scandalum permittitur quam ut veritas relinquatur."
Desires to know the King's pleasure, either by his brother or some trusty
and faithful person. Rytchemownte.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the rehte honorabylle Mastar Crumwelle wyth
29,431, f. 1.
1372. [Croke] to Cromwell.
On Wednesday last, the King, at the suit of Master Almoner, (fn. 10) named
me to the benefice of Fakenham Dame, which purpose he altered for considerations
which this bearer will show you. Concerning Bugby, I shall
not have as much, by 20l. a year, as his Grace gave it me for; for the nuns
of Markyate claim half the tithe corn and half the glebe, the whole charges
lying upon me only. Master Baught knew this, but presented the value
to the King as below, to cause the King to think that the nuns ought to
have nothing, or only 20 nobles a year, out of the parsonage :—"Longe
Bugby, the priest found, and above all charges clear 36l. 13s. 4d., whereof
the nuns of Markyate claim a part, for the which my predecessors paid
some 20 nobles."
Mr. Hughes wrongfully withheld the rent of 20 nobles from the nuns,
and was sued by them. They have now let the tithes to Mr. Kindiseley's
servant, and the benefice is thereby so decayed that, unless the King find
some means that the parsons may have the tithes for the rent, the benefice
is not likely to be an honorable reward, as it formerly was. Thus I am
nothing so well rewarded for my service as the King supposes.
My especial suit to you is to remember my insufficiency by reason of my
long discontinuance to read Greek, and the great loss of my learning in
holy letters, unto the study where[of] I have by solemn oath professed
myself. As you know, to read holy doctors in Greek were nothing to the
"profremente" of the hearers to the eloquence of the Greek tongue, and
to read poets and orators will ask my whole study, and make me neglect
divinity, "prec[hing,]" and teaching, by which I should much more
beautify the King's college than by reading Greek. I should like to have
the room of a preacher in the college, to be bound to preach every Sunday
in one place or other. Thursday night.
The reason why Master Almoner and Master Hawkins, to whom the
King had given Fakenham, were moved to petition him to give it me,
was only their pity and goodness, which, considering my small living, and
how I was deceived by Bugby, would fain have helped me with some other
Hol., pp. 3. Add. : To the right worshipful Master Cromwell.