Henry VIII
August 1524, 1-9

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'Henry VIII: August 1524, 1-9', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 4: 1524-1530 (1875), pp. 232-251. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91203 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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August 1524

1 Aug.547. COMMISSIONS TO COLLECT THE SUBSIDY.
The steward of the King's Household, the Chamberlain of the same, the Chamberlain of the Queen Consort, the King's treasurer, comptroller and chamberlain, the Queen's chamberlain, the captain of the King's guard, the cofferer of the King's Household, and the two clerks of the Green Cloth, to collect the subsidy from all persons in the King's Household not exempted by the Act. Westm., 1 Aug.
Similar commissions to the under-mentioned persons for the following households, counties and cities. Same date.
Household of the princess Mary:—The steward, chamberlain, treasurer and comptroller.
Household of Mary, dowager of France:—The vice-chamberlain, steward, treasurer and comptroller.
Household of Thos. card. of York:—The chamberlain, treasurer, comptroller and cofferer of the said Card., and Thos. Hennage.
London:—The mayor, Sir Lawrence Aylmer, Sir Geo. Monoux, Sir Wm. Butler, Sir Thos. Exmewe, Sir Jas. Yarford, Sir John Brugge, Sir John Mylbourn, Sir Thos. Seymer, Sir John Skevyngton, Hen. Warley, Rob. Fenrother, Thos. Baldry, Wm. Bayly, John Aleyn, Jas. Spenser, Nich. Partriche, John Kyme, Mich. Inglysshe, John Rudston, Ralph Domer, John Broun and Nich. Lambert.
Middlesex:—Sir Thos. Nevyll, Sir Thos. More, Sir John Daunce, John Newdegate, John Spylman, serjeant-at-law, Hen. Frowyk, John Kyrton, Rob. Wroth, Rob. Elryngton, John Pakyngton, John Cheseman, Rog. Cholmeley, Thos. Roberth, Ric. Hawkys, and John Palmer.
Dorset:—Sir Giles Strangeways, Sir John Rogers, Sir Thos. Trenchard, Sir Thos. de la Lynde, John Horsey, sen., Geo. Twynyowe, Chris. Martyn, Wm. Hody, John Morton, John Turbervyle, Nich. Willoughby, John Strode, Hen. Trenchard, Thos. Thornhill, Ric. Turbervyle, Wm. Uvedale, Ric. Philipps, Wm. Lovell, John Williams, Chris. Lyett, Wm. Ancketill, the Mayor of Lynne, the Steward of the same town, Wm. Dare, Ralph Ellysdon, the Steward of the town of Dorchester, the bailiffs of the same, John Williams, Rob. Stoone, Lawrence Balner, John à Dean, Nich. Perham, Reginald Rawlyngs, the mayor of Poole, Ric. Havelond, John Havilond, John Stokker, Thos. Whyght, the mayor of Kyng's Melcomb, Rob. Peers and Hugh Mason.
Salisbury:—The mayor, Rob. Kelwey, Ric. Bartilmewe, John Stoone, Thos. Byrket, Hen. Atkyn, Thos. Chaffyn, John Waggyn.
Devon:—Sir Lewis Pollard, Sir Wm. Courteney, Sir Wm. Carewe, Sir Edw. Pomerey, Sir John Kirkeham, Sir Thos. Denys, Sir Thos. Stucley, Sir John Basset, John Rowe, serjeant-at-law, Philip Champernon, John Gilberd, John Chichester, Rob. Cary, Andrew Hillersdon, Ric. Hals, Baldwin Mallet, John Fortescue, Nich. Assheford, Gilb. Sayntclere, Ric. Strode, Rob. Yewe, Wm. Denys of Orlegh, Hen. Beamond, John Bydewyll, Ric. Yerde, Humph. Batyn, Hugh Pollard, Tristam Henscote, John Gifford, Edm. de Lime, Bath. Fortescue, Thos. Fortescue, John Cobley, Anth. Pollerd, Alex. Wode, Hen. Denys, Rob. Fortescue, John Holand, John Heyt, Hen. Fortescue, Thos. Hatche, Anth. Monke, Humph. Walrond, Ric. Hydon, John Drobrygge, Nich. Fortescue, Wm. Frye of Mombury, John Denham, John Whityng of Wood, John Darry, the mayor of Plymouth, John Paynter, John Bryan, Stephen Peers, Ric. Strode, constable of Plymouth, Rob. Hamme, John Speyrk, Sir Wm. Carewe, the mayor of Dertmouth, John Tanner, Wm. Ward, Wm. Paynter alias Grove, the mayor of Berstaple, Thos. Tery, Thos. Beke, Philip Comer, John Amadas, Wm. Hawkyn, John Coche, Walt. Broun.
Wilts:—Sir Edw. Darrell, Sir Edw. Baynton, Sir Hen. Longe, Sir Anth. Hungerford, Anth. Seyntmond, John Keylwey, Thos. Yorke, Thos. Elyot, John Skyllyng, John Eveley, John Horsey, John Bonham, Barth. Hussey, Anth. Styleman, Jas. Loder, John Pye, Wm. Ludlowe, Rob. Baynard, John Chokke, Wm. Halle, Thos. Gawen, Ric. Gerberd, Thos. Gore, John Morgan.
Exeter:—The mayor, Sir Thos. Denys, Ric. Duke, John Chalwodley, John Symon, John More, Thos. Hunte, Geoff. Lewys, John Bradmere, John Noseworthy, John Brigeman.
Sussex:—Sir David Owen, Sir Thos. West, Sir Rog. Lewkenore, Sir Godard Oxenbrige, Sir Hen. Owen, Sir Wm. Fynche, Sir Edw. Bray, Rog. Copley, John Dawtrey, Ric. Covert, Ric. Sakvyle, sen., Thos. Thecchar, Ric. Deyneshe, Edw. Lewkenor, Ric. Sherley, John Stanney, Wm. Scardevyle, Ric. Sakvyle, jun., Vincent Fynnche, Wm. Stapley, John Waller, Ralph Belyngham, Geo. Gifford, John Thecher, Ric. Belyngham, Ric. Shelley, Thos. Shereley, Wm. Everard, Rog. Denys, Hen. Hussey, Wm. Denley, John Mychell, Nich. Gaynesford, Thos. Mychell, Ric. Shirley, Ric. Hichcok, constable of the borough of Steynyng, the bailiffs of Hastyngs, Thos. Salter, John Durrant John Sparrowe, John Warner, Martin Base, Thos. Hamlyn, John Colbroke, Alfred Barwike, Edm. Saris, constable of the town of Horsham, the mayor of Rye, Wm. Brownyng, John Eddolphe, the mayor of Winchelsea, Thos. Foster, Geo. Lewys, Ric. Saxfilde, Ric. Culper, the bailiffs of Grenestede, and Rob. Langriche.
Chichester:—The mayor, the bailiffs, John Stanney, Will. Scardevyle, Ric. Exton, and John Molyns.
Town of Oxford:—The mayor, the bailiffs, John Travers, Thos. Shelton, John Ansten, Michael Eithe, Wm. Flemyng.
Hunts:—Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Anth. Malory, Wm. Tanfeld, Thos. Lowth, John Castell, Thos. Hall, John Tailard, Wm. Grace, Lawrence Taileard, Rob. Apce, Thos. Walton, Rob. Druell, Thos. Dunholt, Oliver Leder, Rob. Rowley, Thos. Lynde, Adam Foster, Wm. Bedell, Hen. Grantofft, the bailiffs of the town of Huntington, Thos. Tayme, John Garnet.
[Derbyshire]:—Sir John Zouch, Sir Godfrey Fulgeame, Sir Hen. Sacheverell, Sir Thos. Cokeyn, Sir John Porte, serjeant-at-law, Anth. Babyngton, Wm. Coffyn, John Vernon, Geo. Gresley, John Fitzherbert, Rog. Maynours, Rog. Folyame, Arth. Gyre, Ric. Kneveton, German Poole, Thos. Curson, Rob. Barlowe, Vincent Lawe, John Bothe, Ralph Bonyngton, Ralph Sacheverell, John Rollesley.
Town of Derby:—The bailiffs, John Porte, sergeant-at-law, Thos. Harwode, Rob. Leversege, Edm. Walker, Rog. More.
Worcestershire:—Sir Gilb. Talbot, Giles Grevell, Thos. Nevell, Wm. Nevell, Rog. Wynter, John Ketilby, Thos. Lytelton, Peter Blounte, Edm. Horwell, John Russell, John Wellshe, Francis Folyatt, John à Morgan, John Nanfan, Thos. Middelmore, Wm. Gower, John à Brereton, John Lytelton, Wm. D yngley, Ric. Lygon, Rob. Porter.
City of Worcester:—The two bailiffs and the two aldermen, Wm. Porter, Rog. Acheby, Ric. Cowper, Edm. Lodyngton.
Coventry:—The mayor, the justices of peace and sheriffs, John Clerk, John Humfrey, Thos. Wareme, John Bonde, Thos. Whyte, Wm. Wycam, Julian Nethermylle, Thos. Smyth, draper, Hen. Walle, Thos. Banwell, Thos. Dodde, and Wm. Towers.
Oxfordshire:—Sir Simon Harecourte, Sir Wm. Barantyne, Sir Edw. Chamberleyn, Sir Walter Stoner, Sir Andrew Foster, Edw. Fenys, John Horne, Thos. Stanley, Wm. Fermour, John Grevell, John Brome, Geo. Stabele, Thos. Denton, John Obaston, Walt. Bulstrode, Ric. Hampden, Thos. Umpton, John Cottismore, John Raynford, Thos. Lentall, Edm. Newers, John Bustard, Wm. Counser, Edm. Streteley, John Egerley, Ric. Cryppys, Ric. Pygott.
Surrey:—Sir Edw. Howard, Sir Ric. Broke, Sir Hen. Wyatt, Sir Matt. Broun, Sir Edm. Braye, Sir Rob. Johns, Sir John Gaynesford, Sir Edm. Walsyngham, Rob. Wyntershull, Christ. More, John Scot, Thos. Stydoll, Wm. Westbroke, Hugh Waram, Swithin Skerne, Ralph Byne, Hen. Borton, Rob. Castelton, John Skynner, Rog. Legh, John Cowper, Wm. Muschamp, Erasmus Forde, John Mores, John Danaster, Wm. Lussher, Thos. Lysle, Wm. Russell, John Weston, John Goldwell, the mayor of Guilford, John Perkyns, Wm. Hammond and John Shyngylton, John Scharygis, John Kyngesman, Wm. Chamber and John Horewood, burgesses of Suthwerk.
Herefordshire:—Sir John Lyngen, Sir Ric. Vaughan, John Beryton, Rouland Moreton, Wm. Clynton, Wm. Tapple, Ric. Mynours, John Abrahall, Wm. Skydmore, Thos. à Bodnam, Thos. Baskervilde, Ric. Barowe, John à Brayton, John Dauncy, Ric. Welfarde, Ralph Hakelet, Jas. Baskervilde, Thos. Monyngton, Ric. Crofte and John Barnabe.
Salop:—Ralph Egerton, Wm. Woodall, Wm. Thomas, Thos. Blounte, Peter Newton, Ric. Bruerton, Geo. Bromley, Thos. Laykyn, Thos. Newport, Thos. Skreven, Wm. Wotley, Francis Yong, John Salter, John Cotes, Thos. Wotley, Ric. Horde, Wm. Gattaker, Nich. Gorbyn, Humph. Goldston, the bailiffs of the town of Wenlok, Thos. Laken, Lawrence Lodlowe, Ric. Charleton, Edw. Moche, John Mynsterley, Thos. Monshowe, Wm. Bentall, Rog. Horton.
Town of Notyngham.—The mayor and recorder, the sheriffs, John Rose, Rob. Hasilrig, John Williamson, Thos. Willeby, Wm. Inglisshe, Wm. Kyrkeby, Rob. Mellours.
Kent:—Sir Thos. Bulleyn, Sir Hen. Guldeford, Sir Thos. Nevyle, Sir Henry Wyat, Sir Edw. Guldeford, Sir Wm. Scott, Sir Edw. Nevyle, Sir Thos. Cheyne, Sir Wm. Crowmer, Sir Wm. Haute, Sir John Fogge, Sir John Norton, Sir Ric. Walden, Sir John Wilshire, Sir Jas. Darell, Sir John Scot, John Hales, one of the barons of the Exchequer, John Rooper, Thos. Willoughby, serjeant-at-law, Geo. Guldeford, Alex. Culpeper, Wm. Kempe, Rob. Sandys, Jas. Walsyngham, Anth. Sayntleger, Ric. Wotton, Ric. Lee, John Crowmer, Wm. Wetnall, John Monyn, Edw. Culpeper, Wm. Waller, Wm. Hourne, Hen. Fane, Wm. Draper, Edw. Twytes, John Colman, John Mayne, Wm. Pratt, sen., John Boys, Wm. Goldwell, John Sydley, Thos. Wode, John Cheyne, John Potter, Wm. Brent, Rob. Engeham, Wm. Blower, John Chylton, John Maschall, Ric. Deryng, Rob. Meycote, Hen. Fynche, Thos. Sybyll, Wm. Lovelas, John Herenden, Rob. Lambe, John Man, the mayor of Dover, John Monyngs, John Waren, Wm. Tadlowe, the bailiff of the port of Rumney, Ric. Stuppene, Ric. Bursell, John Hales, the bailiff of the port of Hith, Edw. Cardell, Stephen, Harrys, Hen. Belle, mayor of the port of Sandewiche, John Westclyff, Thos. Wyngfeld.
Canterbury:—The mayor, Sir Wm. Hawte, John Hales, one the barons of the Exchequer, Edw. Bolney, John Bryggys, Thos. Bele, John Colman.
Rochester:—The mayor, Ric. Lee, John Myller, John Warner, Wm. Warner.
Shrewsbury:—The bailiffs, Edm. Colle, Rob. Dudley, Adam Mitton, Wm. Janyns, Ranulph Byston, Edw. Bent, Hugh Phillips.
Notts:—Sir Brian Stapilton, Sir John Beryn, Sir John Markham, Sir Ric. Basset, Sir John Donham, Sir Wm. Meryng, Nich. Stirley of Stirley, John Hersey, Ric. Stanhope, Ric. Sutton, Thos. Meryng, Wm. Clerkson.
Staffordshire:—Sir John Gifford, Sir Walt. Griffith, Sir Lewis Bagot, Anth. Fitzherbert, Humph. Ferreys, Edw. Ashton, Wm. Basset, Wm. Chetwyn, Thos. Swynerton, John Blounte, Thos. Gifford, Ric. Asteley, Philip Draycote, John Harecourt, Thos. Kynersley, John Willes, Thos. Partrich, Ric. Harecourt, John Strethey, Thos. Scrymshire, Thos. Moretoun, John Fowke, John Grosvenour, Walt. Blounte, the bailiffs of the town of Stafford, John Daryngton, John Mylles, Thos. Bukley, Rob. Foster, Ric. Watwode and the mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyne.
Berks:—Sir Ric. Weston, Sir Wm. Essex, Sir Geo. Foster, Sir Thos. Fetyplace, Thos. Inglefeild, serjeant-at-law, John Norreys, Hen. Bruges, Wm. Hyde, John Hulcote, Thos. Aprice, Wm. Yong, Philip Fetyplace, John Latton, Walt. Chaldecote, Thos. Bullok, Ric. Wodcok, Thos. Warde, Wm. Huls, Walter Barton, Silvester Pek, Thos. Bond, Sir Andrew Wyndesore, mayor of the borough of New Wyndesore, Andrew Bereman, Thos. Benet, John Hether, John Bykford, Christ. Staper, Thos. Pollynton, mayor of Walyngford, Wm. à Dene, sen., Wm. à Dene, jun., John Hurson, aldermen of the same, the mayor and aldermen for the time being, the mayor of the borough of Redyng, Walter Barton, Thos. Beke, and Thos. Vachell.
Hants:—Sir Wm. Gifford, Wm. Pawlet, Anth. Willoughby, Ric. Sandys, Wm. Berkeley. Thos. Lysle, John Caleweye, Wm. Uvedale, Thos. Brune, Peter Philpot, Wm. Pounde, Rob. Bulkeley, Ric. Andrews, Lionel Norice, Rob. Wallop, Wm. Dysney, Lewis Wynfeld, Wm. Froste, Ric. Waller, Ralph Pexall, Nich. Tychebourn, Thos. Uvedale, Stephen Coope, Edm. Merwen, Rob. Puttenham, Thos. Haydoke, Ric. Norton, Ric. Vaux, Edm. Pakenham, John Wyntershill, Thos. Welles, Nich. Bernerd, Andrew Wyndersore, John Ryngwode, the mayor of Southampton, Ric. Lyster, Jas. Bettys, John Flemyng, Nich. Dey, John Pecherre, John Mille, the mayor of Portesmouth, Ric. Palshode, Edm. Syssel, and Wm. Honnowes.
Bucks:—Andrew Wyndesore, Ralph Verney, jun., Rob. Lee, John Mordaunt, Edw. Grevill, John Hampden, Edw. Dune, Wm. Bulstrode, John Baldwin, Geo. Bulstrode, Rob. Cheyney, Geo. Throkmerton, John Cheyney, Thos. Langston, Wm. Lane, Thos. Hawtrye, Rog. Gifford, Thos. Denton, Wm. Hampden, Thos. Grenewey, Thos. Gifford, Rob. Dormer, and Thos. Darrell.
Cornwall:—John Arundell, Peter Eggecombe, John Chamond, Ric. Greynfeld, John Arundell, Roger Arundell, Humph. Arundell, Hugh Trevanyon, John Carmynewe, John Arundell, John Raskarak, Wm. Gotholthan, Thos. Sentabyn, Rob. Langdon, Wm. Carnesyowe, Wm. Lowre, Hen. Trecarell, Nich. Carmynowe, Christ. Tredenek, Thos. Tretherf, John Pentyre, John Millaton, John Tregian, Ric. Penros, Rob. Vyvyan, Nich. Opy, Jas. Trewvynnerd, Thos. Penfonn, John Calwodby, Gilbert Beket, Thos. Tregose, John Flamake, Ric. Tremayn, John Thomas, serjeant-at-arms, John Calway.
Norfolk:—Sir Thos. Lovell, Sir Thos. Bulleyn, Sir Rob. Clere, Sir John Heydon, Sir Wm. Paston, Sir John Shelston, Sir Rog. Townesend, Sir Rob. Brandon, Sir Tho. Bedyngfeld, Sir John Audeley. Sir Thos. Wodehouse, Sir Edw. Knyvet, Sir John Cressener, Sir Jas. Boleyn, Sir Thos. Lovel, jun., Wm. Wotton, Wm. Elys, John Spilman, Edw. Wyndham, Thos. Lestraunge, John Tyndall, Walt. Hobbart, Edm. Bedyngfeld, Edw. Chamberleyn, Rog. Applyard, Hen. Heydon, Wm. Yelverton, Wm. Conyngesby, Francis Moundeford, Christ. Jenney, Edw. Wight, Andrew Hoyard, John Barney, Christ. Calthorp, Thos. Derham, Hen. Wye, Hen. Hunston, Wm. Calthorp, Ralph Verney, Thos. Wyngfeld,—Byllyngford, Miles Hobard, Thos. Thursby, Edm. Clere, Christ. Jenney, John Brampton, Rob. Holdych, Wm. Skipwith, John Fyncheham, Thos. Gybon, Geoff. Gobbs, Thos. Garnysshe, Ric. Gawsell, Hen. Fermour, John Crose, Leon. Spencer, Hen. Hybbold, Thos. Betts.
Bristol:—The mayor and recorder, Rog. Dawes, John Caple, John Elyot, John Edwards, John Jaye, John Shipman, the sheriffs.
York, North Riding:—Sir Thos. Strangways, Sir Ralph Evers, Sir Wm. Bulmer, Sir John Malory, Sir John Bulmer, Sir Hen. Boynton, Sir Ninian Markenfeld, John Norton, Edw. Gower, Ralph Bate, James Metcalfe, Rog. Lassels, Christ. Fulthorp, Rob. Wyvill, Ralph Rokeby, John Sare, Thos. Wentworth of Gawnton, Jas. Conyers, the bailiffs of Scardeburgh, Thos. Percy, Guy Fysshe, Wm. Percy, John Wyse.
York, East Riding:—Sir Wm. Percy, Sir Rob. Constable, Sir Marmaduke Constable, Sir Wm. Constable, Sir John Constable, Sir Peter Vavysour, Sir Ralph Ellerker, Sir John Houghton, Thos. Metham, Wm. Elson, Ralph Rokeby, John Smethelay and Christ. Newport.
Town of Northampton:—The mayor, John Saxbye, John Parvyn, John Hilton, Thos. Chopsey, John Walker, Wm. Bonde, Ric. Dixon, Ric. Bough, John Bulkeley and the bailiff.
Somerset:—Sir Nich. Wadham, Sir Amias Pawlet, Sir John Rodney, Sir Edw. Gorges, Sir Ric. Warner, Andrew Lutrell, John Sydnam, John Horsey, John Stowell, Nich. Fraunces, John FitzJames, jun., Rob. Gilbert, Geo. Speke, John Byrte, Thos. Jubbes, John Brent, John Mitton, John Ken, Alex. Buller, Wm. Wonell, John Marshall, Philip Fulford, Giles Hyll, Hugh Mallett, John Cave, Jas. Percivale, Edw. Steynyng, Wm. Pyk, Geo. Rogers, the master of the guild of Welles, Wm. Vowell, Walt. Starger, John Mawdelyn, Hen. Cornysshe, the mayor and recorder of Brigewater, John Saunders, Simon Whyte, Ric. Osgod, Thos. Senagh, Rob. Hamond, Ric. Skelton, Ric. Torrell.
Essex:—Sir Rog. Wentworth, Sir Thos. Tyrell, Sir Ric. Fitzlewz, Sir John Reynesford, Sir Wm. Pyrton, Sir Geoff. Gates, Sir John Grene, Sir Thos. Tey, Sir Giles Capell, Sir [?] Wm. Pyrton, Geo. Willoughby, John Seyntclere, John Sakvyle, Thos. Boneham, Rob. Forster, Humph. Broun, serjeant-at-law, Edw. Torell, Hen. Makwilliam, Anth. Darcy, Hen. Torell, John Josseleyn, John Danyell, Walt. Froste, Wm. Bradbury, John Chessyll, Hen. Clovyll, John Barnes, John Strangman, Edw. Hales, John Warner, Barth. Prows, Peter Barons, John Carleton, Thos. Wyburgh, Ric. Bayneham, John Dawes, John Nasshe.
Colchester:—Thos. Bonham, John Cristmas, Thos. Audeley, Thos. Flyngaunt, John Bradman, John Clere, John Cole, John Maykyn, Wm. Jopson, John Goggishall, Ambrose Lowth.
Warwickshire:—Sir Edw. Ferrers, Sir Thos. Lucy, Sir Edw. Grey, Sir John Burdet, Sir John Willoughby, Sir Edw. Grevell, Wm. Browne, Edw. Conwey, Thos. Siade, Wm. Boughton, Wm. Feldyng, Edw. Cave, John Arderne, Rob. Fulwood, Humph. Ferrers, John Smyth, Ric. Verney, John Hybbard, Wm. Spenser, Thos. Spenser, Thos. Trye, Rog. Wigston, Wm. Underhyll, Thos. Holte, Ric. Wylles, Rouland Stokes, Reg. Digby, Wm. Willyngton and Wm. Holbeche.
Leicestershire:—Sir Ric. Sacheverell, Sir John Digby, Sir Thos. Putleney, Sir Wm. Trevile, Sir John Vyllers, Wm. Brokesby, Thos. Hasilrig, Thos. Entwisell, Wm. Dygby, Wm. Turpyn, Thos. Harvy, Thos. Kebell, Wm. Asshby, Thos. Skevyngton, jun., John Fowler, Wm. Lolle, Rog. Radclyf, Thos. Brokesby, Thos. Waldram, Wm. Lee, Thos. Beamount, Rob. Borowe and Rob. Jakes.
Town of Leicester:—The mayor, the justices of peace, Wm. Wigston, sen., Wm. Wigston, jun., Ric. Reynold, Thos. Barton, Thos. Coton, John Reyde, Ric. Beston, Rob. Harward, John Wase, Thos. Smyth.
Lincoln, Kesteven:—Sir John Husey, Wm. Armyn, Wm. Alee, Geo. Eton, Wm. Cothurne, Rob. Sutton, John Meeres, Vincent Grantham, Sir Miles Busshy, Sir Giles Hussy, Hugh Clerk, Sir Simon Fitz Richard, Edm. Busshy, Thos. Denton, Francis Hall and John Thymbilby, Thos. Kylham, Jas. Danyell, Wm. Husey, Thos. Bagot, Thos. Quadryng, Ralph Harbotell; John Dysney, the aldermen of Staunfordnesse, Ric. Paynell, Thos. Gilham, Wm. Radclyf, Hen. Lacy, John Hargrave, the alderman of Grantham, Francis Hall, Hamo Sutton and Thos. De la Lande.
Cornwall:—The mayor of Trurue, Stephen Lahar, John Mychell, Thos. Coke, John Treweke, Otys Laurence, the mayor of Lostithiell, Walt. Kendall, John Wylstrome, Thos. Helecher, Wm. Tubbe, Wm. Tredenek, Edw. Croker, the mayor of Leskerd, Wm. Kendall, John Tregasowe, John Trehawke, sen., John Phillippe, Humph. Victor, the mayor of Lunceston, Wm. Len, John Peters, Wm. Roche, Ric. Gadyscombe, Benedict Carliyn, Ric. Donne, the mayor of Bodmyn, Thos. Trotte, John Whyte, John Trelygh, Rob. Stergyn, John Glym, the mayor of Helston, John Power, John Lelter, Matthew Bruse, Ric. Chewerton, and Thos. Weyke.
City of Lincoln:—The mayor and justices of the peace, Wm. Irchenhed, Rob. Allanson, Thos. Norton, Thos. Burton, John Papelwek, John Halton.
Bath:—The mayor, the recorder, Thos. Chapman, Thos. Style, John Byrde and Geoffrey Frankam.
Winchester:—The mayor, John Boteler, Thos. Baker, Thos. Webbe, Peter Birde, Thos. Coke.
Cambridgeshire:—Rob. Payton, John Huddelston, John Parys, Giles Alyngton, Thos. Hutton, John Moore, Thos. Pygott, Anth. Haselden, Thos. Lynne, Thos. Chicheley, John Hynde, John Freyvle, Christ. Burgoyn, John Huntyngdon, Laurence Cheyney, Thos. Colvyle, John Fyncham, Thos. Meggs, Alex. Ballam, Peter Fyldyng, John Everard, Philip Parys, Thos. Galon, the mayor of Cambridge, the recorder of the same, the bailiffs of the same, Hugh Chapman, Hen. Halhed, Ric. Clerke, Rob. Smyth, Geo. Forster, Rob. Smyth, jun., and Thos. Braken.
Rutland:—Ric. Flower, Geo. Markeworth, Francis Broun, John Haryngton, jun. John Calcat, and Edw. Sapcotes.
York, West Riding:—Wm. Gascoign of Gowlthorp, Ric. Tempest, Wm. Middleton, Wm. Mylner, John Nevyll of Cheyt, John Everingham, Rob. Newell of Leversech, Walt. Calverley, John Vavasour, Thos. Fairefax, Geoff. Middleton, Rob. Chaloner, John Pulleyn, Thos. Strey, Thos. Grice, Walter Bradforth, Ralph Rereshe, John Beverley, John Beylby, Gilbert Topclyf, James Langley.
Kyngeston-on-Hull:—The mayor, Rog. Busshell, John Eylond, Thos. Wylkynson, Geo. Matson, Thos. Honyngden, Edw. Madyson, John Harryson, Stephen Clare, Thos. Thomson, Robt. Parker and Wm. Knolles.
Essex:—Sir John More, Sir Humph. Conyngesby, Sir Francis Brian, Philip Boteler, Hen. Barley, Rob. Turbervyle, Thos. Puryent, Hen. Frowyk, Thos. Clyfford, Thos. Leventhorp, Ric. Druell, John Bolles, Thos. Knyghton, John Bassyngbourn, Geo. Hyde.
Beds:—Sir Hen. Grey, Sir John Seynt John, Sir Edm. Bray, Sir John Mordaunt, Sir Wm. Gascoign, Sir John Dyve, Mich. Fissher, John Rotheram, John Seynt John, John Fitz Jeffery, Walt. Luke, John Blanerhassett, John Burgoyn, Geo. Acworth, Wm. Marsshall, Nich. Hardyng, Thos. Fitzhugh, Simon Fitz, John Spencer, Wm. Parker of Luton, the mayor of Bedford, the recorder of the same, Thos. Knyght, Alex. Crowley, Ric. Alam, Thos. West, Thos. Rowth, Wm. Smyth.
Gloucestershire:—Sir John Hungerford, Sir Wm. Kyngeston, Sir John Brigges, Sir Alex. Baynham, Sir Thos. Berkeley, Sir Anth. Poyntz, Sir Wm. Denys, Sir John Walshe, Sir Edm. Tame, Sir Edw. Tame, Thos. Tame, Wm. Trace, John Hodylston, John Whytyngton, Rob. Wye, Jas. Clyfford, Giles Basset, Thos. Matson, Wm. Berkeley, Wm. Throkmerton, Andrew Norton, Nich. Wykys, John Arnold, Thos. à Guilian, John Palmer and Anth. Bradston.
City of Hereford:—The mayor, Ric. Broune, Wm. Wall, Rob. Gibbs, Geo. Honner, Ric. Warcom.
City of York:—The mayor and 12 aldermen, John Dodthon, John Hawyll, Wm. Writh, Thos. Parker, Simon Vycar, Thos. Burton, John Norman, Wm. Baker, Peter Jacson, Rob. Wyllys, John Rason, Thos. Mason, the sheriffs, John Marsshall, Thos. Bolrayet, and the recorder.
Town of Gloucester:—The mayor, Thos. Taillowe, John Coke, John Rastell, Ralph Sankey, Hen. Marmyn, John Aleyn, John Rawlyns, John Fawkenour, Wm. Hassard, Thos. Osbourn, John Chapman.
Lincoln, Lyndesey:—Sir John Hussy, Gilbert Tailboys, John Hennage, sen., John Fulveby, John Augevyne, Wm. Blesby, Sir Christ. Willoughby, Matt. Thimbleby, Nich. Upton, Thos. à Kyme, Wm. Quadryng, Thos. Massyngberd, John Lyttelbury, Thos. Gilden, John Gudrike, John Wolmer, Sir Andrew Billesby, Edw. Forcet, Wm. Sandon, Wm. Quadryng of Irby, Wm. Skipwith, John Copuldyke, Lyvyus Alcoke, Ralph à Grene, Geo. Fitzwilliam, Thos. Skipwith, Chas. Yarborough, John Bolles, Sir Christ. Askugh, Thos. Myssyngden, Edw. Forman, Edm. Skerne, Rob. Tirquyth, Wm. Askugh, Sir Thos. à Borowgh, jun., Sir Thos. à Borough, sen., John Husey, John Bougham, Alex. Moyne, Edw. Skipwith, Rob. Ustwayte, Rob. Sheffeld, John Mounson, Wm. Dalyson, Hen. Colverbyne, Francis Belwode, Wm. Plumpson, Nich. Girlyngton, John Seyntpole, John Torney, jun., John Mounson, John Taplyf, Wm. Dalyson, John Hennage.
Lincoln, Holland:—Sir John Husey, John Lytelbury, Thos. Robertson, John Hennage, Thos. Guyldon, Ric. Rede, Thos. Holland, John Meers, Thos. Wolmer, John Bolles, Anth. Irby, Gilb. Penchebek, John Robynson, Wm. Robertz, and Hough.
Yermouth:—The bailiff of the town, Christ. Moy, William Bisshopp, Wm. Bacon, John Palmer, Hen. Plomsted, John Norman.
Norwich:—The mayor, the recorder, the sheriffs, Thos. Aldryche, Wm. Harte, John Clerk, Rob. James, John Mersham, Edw. Rede, Rob. Brown, and John Terry.
Lynn:—The mayor, Wm. Conysby, Thos. Gybbon, John Gryndell, Thos. Miller, Ric. Bowser.
Suffolk:—Sir Rob. Drury, Sir Wm. Walgrave, Sir Anth. Wyngfeld, Sir Arthur Hopton, Sir Ric. Wentworth, Sir John Henyngham, Sir Wm. Clopton, Sir John Willoughby, Sir Philip Tylney, Sir Philip Bothe, Sir William Rows, Sir Thos. Tyrrell, Sir Edw. Ichyngham, Sir John Glemham, Thos. Wentworth, Humph. Wyngfeld, Lionel Talmache, Thos. Lucas, Francis Calthrop, Andrew Sulyard, Edm. Rokewood, Rob. Crane, Ralph Everard, John Sulyard, Geo. Mannock, Jas. Tyrrell, John Jernyngham, Thos. Russhe, Hen. Everard, Philip Barnard, Edm. Poley, Christ. Harman, Ric. Lloid, Rob. Broun, Thos. Jermyn, Wm. Latymer, Rob. Ford, sen., John Hervy, Hen. Pope, John Hervy, Wm. Rede of Beccles, Wm. Hyll, Rob. Reynold, John Depden, Edm. Purrey, Rob. Gosnold, Thos. Bacon, Rog. Martyn, John Smyth of Candysshe, Edm. [Danyell, sen., Matthew Herman, Christ. Jenny, John Gentleman, Thos. Croxton, Thos. Halyday and Wm. Hobard.
Town of Ipswich:—Sir Ric. Wentworth, Sir Anth. Wyngfeld, Sir Rob. Drury, Sir Philip Tylney, Sir Humph. Wyngfeld, the bailiff of the town, Jas. Hyll, Wm. Tysted, Thos. Baldry, Thos. Russe.
Northamptonshire:—Sir Rob. Brudenell, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, Lord John Grey, Sir Wm. Parre, Sir John Clerk, Sir Ric. Knyghtley, Edm. Knyghtley, Ric. Humfrey, John Mulshowe, Thos. Lovet, Rob. Mathew, John Chauncy, Wm. Eton, Nich. Odell, John Thornton, Walt. Mauncell, Rob. Chauntrell, Laurence Saunders, Wm. Saunders, Maurice Osbourn, John Hertwell, Thos. Brokesby, Edw. Warner, Wm. Kynnesman, Ric. Throkmerton, John Lane, Giles Pulton, Geo. Quarles, Humph. Stafford, Francis Conyers, John Turner, Ric. Burton, Geo. Kyrkham, Ric. Tresham, John Mollesworth, Hugh Edwards, Edw. Mountague.
Pat. 16 Hen. VIII. p. 2, ms. 1d. to 8d.
1 Aug.548. PRIORY OF HOLY TRINITY, LONDON.
Writ to the mayor and escheator of London for restitution of temporalities on the election of Nich. Hancock, S.T.B., as prior, whose fealty is to be taken by Will. prior of St. Bartholomew's, Westsmythfeld. Hampton Court, 1 Aug.
ii. Similar writs to the escheators of Kent and Midd., Essex and Herts, and Devon.
Pat. 16 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 22.
1 Aug.
Calig. B. VI. 355. B. M. St. P. IV. 85.
549. WOLSEY to NORFOLK.
Has received his letters dated at Lincoln the 28th inst. (sic), with letters from lord Dacre, showing that the chancellor of Scotland would not come to the diet in person, for which reason Norfolk desired to know whether he should keep it. Norfolk is aware that the diet was never intended on this side for any communication of peace, seeing that it would not have been honorable to the King to condescend to it. It was agreed to only for the purpose of intercepting the Chancellor by means of Angus, and inducing him to agree to the "erection" of their King, and the extinction of Albany's government. The King does not therefore wish it observed in the Chancellor's absence, but Dacre is to intimate to him that, as he declines to meet the King's lieutenant, Norfolk, the latter cannot come to meet any inferior person; that if their King were delivered from the danger of Albany's control, the King would be at all times willing, on the cessation of hostilities, to give ear to further overtures for the confirmation of peace, and that the present is a very favorable time for carrying out the project. Norfolk is to encourage the Queen not to admit any excuses for delay, and offer her all assistance possible, giving her money to win men to her devotion, even though it amount in all to 1,000l. or 2,000l.;—to remind her of the danger of delay, in case the duke of Albany should arrive before the thing is accomplished, and of the opportunity for her to become sole author of peace. If, on receipt of the King's last letters to the young King and Queen, and those written by her to Wolsey and the Chancellor, they have not yet erected the King, Wolsey thinks they will be induced to do so by Norfolk's refusal to come to the diet, by his presence on the Borders, and by the declaration he is to make to the Queen of Scots; otherwise the Queen is abused by the Chancellor, or is playing false with the King, as she has excused herself hitherto for want of assistance and of Norfolk's presence. If they tarry for ceremonies they will put everything in hazard. Wolsey, therefore, sends no safeconduct for the Chancellor or others. If he come, Norfolk will set forth the practice for his interception, and it were not convenient he should have a safe-conduct; if he do not, no diet will be observed.
It is right to use the queen of Scots as an instrument in this matter, but not so as all shall depend upon her. A good archer should have two strings to his bow, especially when one is made of threads wrought by women's fingers. Is to consult with Dacres and Angus, and follow his instructions, taking care that Albany do not arrive before the execution thereof; always holding out a threat of raising the King's army, and causing some actual exploits to be done to terrify them. Although the Queen pretends that her adherents would fall from her if Angus were allowed to enter Scotland, they must beware lest those who favour Albany hinder the King's assumption of the government, by pretending they agree to it provided Angus be kept out.
Norfolk must correct the remissness of those that keep the North Seas, by which seven prizes and one wafter of the Iceland fleet have been taken by two ships of Leith. Unless the Zealand fleet be better wafted they will be in great danger. Some ships shall be sent to the North from the Narrow Seas, but what time they will take to come is uncertain.
A post has just arrived with Norfolk's letters, written on Robin Hood's Cross, and those sent to him from the king and queen of Scots, Arran, and Dacre. Norfolk may assure the king of Scots of the King's effectual assistance, with counsel, men, money, and his main power, if need be; for which purpose alone the Duke has come to the Borders. He is to send the young King 1,000 nobles, the Queen 200 marks, and Arran 100l., as an earnest of the King's intentions. The King will also send James some cloth of gold and silk, and will spare no money if they proceed immediately to this erection. He consents to the appointment of 200 persons for a guard about the young King's person; and Norfolk may assure the King and Queen that their wishes about Angus shall be attended to, as the King never bore him any favor except for their sakes.
The letters which the King should sign are this morning sent to court. They will doubtless be returned to Wolsey tonight or tomorrow morning, and be sent on to Norfolk with all diligence. Begs him not to allow any diet to delay the erection of the King; the sooner he is brought to Edinburgh the better. Hampton Court, 1 August. Signed.
P.S.—Requests him to examine into the suit of a servant of Sir William Evers about wages.
Add.: "To the duke of Norfolk, the King's lieutenant in the North parts, treasurer and admiral of England."
1 Aug.
Add. MS. 24,965, f.302b. B. M.
550. DACRE to the CHANCELLOR OF SCOTLAND.
Is surprised that he has had no answer to his letters dated 26 July. As the day for the diet is so night, and he does not know whether it is to be held, asks that it may be put off till Monday the 8th, and begs him to come in person, for he fears no good can be done without him. Wishes to be informed by the bearer whether he will do so, and whether he is content with the "shoting" of the day, that his letter may be at Coldstream on Thursday night, for Norfolk will be at Berwick on Saturday, if the meeting holds. Seeing that the King is at liberty, and is governing with the advice of the Chancellor and others, does not see but that the commission must be made in his name, "and therefore that is the cause, in mine opinion, that the day of the diet is shot unto Monday," Morpath, 1 Aug. 16 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Headed: Copie, &c.
[2 Aug.]
Calig. B. II. 209. B. M. St. P. IV. 93.
551. WOLSEY to QUEEN MARGARET.
Perceives by her letters, dated Edinburgh, 31st July, how prudently and virtuously she has acquitted herself in the erection of her son, which has preserved his life from extreme danger. This is much to the King's comfort, after the charges he has sustained in opposition to Albany. As to her proposal for a marriage by which England "should be sicker of Scotland," has no doubt such a peace may be had as never was had with Scotland. The King means to proceed as a loving father towards his good son, quite differently from what other kings of England have done, and Scotland will be sure to find more comfort at Henry's hands than they ever had of France. If the Scots proceed lovingly and nobly with him, it may be that such a marriage may be had for James as never king of Scots had the like. Begs her, therefore, to follow the counsel of the King and my lord of Norfolk, and not allow herself to be beguiled by an untrue persuasion. Norfolk is commissioned to conclude a truce, and whenever the Scots will send ambassadors they shall have a most favorable reception. If difficulties be raised about this, Scotland will never have such another opportunity again.
Headed: Copy of my lord Legate's letter to the queen of Scots.
2 Aug.
Vit. B. VI. 153.
B. M.
552. PACE to WOLSEY.
When God's pleasure is to take a good man into protection he cannot miscarry by the fault or craft of men. Alludes to Bourbon, who, in spite of all the practices to disturb his enterprise, and the negligent conveyance of the King's money, has conquered more than half Provence. Encloses a bill, with the names of the towns he has taken. The people come daily to obedience, and many towns have yielded. The enemy daily flees faster than they can follow. Will fight them if they stop this side of the river Roon. They number 10,000 or 12,000 foot, Italians, Gascons and Franche archers, and not more than 600 men-at-arms. The Duke has had more credible news than when Pace wrote last. The foot are esteemed by our Spaniards and lanceknights as so many fleas. If the enemy will not stay this side of the Rhone, will attack Marseilles, as the Spaniards have no doubt about taking it, and the hope of booty will assist them. Since writing last, they have taken Vergin, where a theatre and triumphal arches remain erected by Julius Cæsar after taking Marseilles. Are within 5 "leuks" from Eese (Aix), the chief city. One of the captains who was sent on before has taken the town of Tres (Tretz), only 2 "leuks" from Eese. The duke of Longa Villa and M. de la Paliza, who were sent to defend it, have fled, confessing they could not defend it. Expect, therefore, to have it as soon as they approach, which will be within two days. The lords of the Parliament have run away, and the French have compelled many rich men to depart, that they may get no money there. The French tried to get 50,000 cr., but Bourbon wrote a letter to the lords of the town to say that if they gave the French one penny he would burn the town, and destroy the inhabitants.
Has heard nothing of Russell since he was at Basconia on the 8th ult. Wolsey knows what inconveniences may ensue for lack of money in the field. Are much bound to the Spaniards and lanceknights, who are contented with a little till more come, for the love they bear the Duke. If the Emperor's money came at one payment they could the easier wish for Russell; but it is paid in parcels, so that the soldiers cannot have their whole wages at one time. Makes excuses for the delay, but the soldiers cannot buy meat and drink by his excuses. Many men suspect no money will come. If Marseilles is taken, or any battle happen, he will hear quicker by France than Pace can write, and there should therefore be spies in France. If they win the battle, as is probable, they alone will be able to go through France if they have money. If they win Marseilles, they will have all Spain at their pleasure, and free passage to Bourbonoys. Whichever succeeds, the King will have an evident occasion to do what he will in those parts. Torvis (Tourves), 2 August.
Hol., pp. 5. Add. Endd.
f. 155.*ii. List of the cities and towns taken in Provence by Bourbon.
Grace, Vergin, Antibo, Villanova (where they found 400 large casks of the best wine), Canne, Canna, Draghinian, Fayence, Lorgis (Lorgues), Tres (Trets), Brugnols (Brignoles), Yeris (Hyères), and Torvis.
P. 1.
3 Aug.
R. O.
553. The MARQUIS OF PESCARA to HENRY VIII.
Understands, by the relation of Gregory de Casal, how much he is in debted to the King. Thanks Henry for having listened to him, and remembered his services, by which he is well rewarded for all past fatigues. Casal desires to serve Henry, and is returning forthwith, well informed of everything here and of our proceedings. Urges the King not to lose the opportunity for a just and honorable victory. On the 9th of June, when the determination was taken about the coming of Bourbon and the Marquis hither with the army, sent the King information of everything by Mons. de Beure. Torreves, 3 Aug. 1524. Signed.
Italian, p. 1. Add.
3 Aug.
R. O.
554. The MARQUIS OF PESCARA to WOLSEY.
This his first letter may serve to express his devotion to the King, and his desire to serve Wolsey. Needs not write about the army and occurrences here, as Gregory de Casal will inform him fully. Torreves, 3 Aug. 1524. Signed.
Italian, p. 1. Add.: [Rmo] el Illmo senore [il Cardi]nale de Inglaterra, &c.
3 Aug.
Galba, B. VI.
189.
B. M.
555. ADRIAN DE CROY (BEAURAIN) to WOLSEY.
Has received his letters of the 28th June, and understood the message of the gentleman of the duke of Bourbon from the King and Wolsey. Will do his best to promote the business of the Emperor and England, even to the end of his life. Refers him further to the English ambassador here. Advises the King to make an invasion as soon as possible, if he have not done so already. If the English do their duty it will go hard but they will bring their enemy to reason this time; and though their enterprise has been delayed, Bourbon is determined to lose no more time. In the camp at Torves, 3 August. Signed.
Fr., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: "Mons. le legat et primat d'Angleterre."
4 Aug.
Add. MS.
24,965, f. 303.
B. M.
556. DACRE to the CHANCELLOR OF SCOTLAND.
Has received his answers to his letters and Wolsey's. Thinks he has given Wolsey a good and substantial answer, with something hereafter to be added for the weal and surety of the young King, whose godfather he is. Doubts not he will remember the welfare of the King and his subjects. If, now that the King is at liberty, he should be put in captivity again, his uncle will think it is for his destruction. Considering his good and fresh wit, he will hereafter remember those who advise him to be put in captivity again. "And what danger it is to any subject of that realm to incur the indignation of their sovereign, being now of the age going in 13 years, I doubt not but ye can consider that when his Grace shall come to the age of 17 years, then it wol be fresh in his remembrance, and as your lordship knows how soon the blood of your said Sovereign comes to wisdom and discretion in tender age, being more wise in 14 years than others when they come to the age of 24. And as for their suspiciousness I wol not write therein, not doubting but your lordship knows the same as well or better than I do, whereof ye have had past experience." Was sorry to see by his letter that there is no chance of his coming to the diet. Doubts not that if he came, everything would take good effect for the welfare of both realms, and he would see manifestly that the war the King has made is not for any displeasure against the Scotch king or his subjects, but only to keep Albany in cumber and business, and prevent him from obtaining his purpose, which it was thought he would do if there were peace. Asks credence for Hathrington, the bearer. Whittingham, 4 Aug. 16 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 2. Headed: Copie, &c.
4 Aug.
Add. MS.
24,965, f.303b.
B. M.
557. DACRE to the EARL OF ARRAN.
As he and others have put the King at liberty, and thereby lost Albany's favor, their only remedy is to join those whom the Duke does not favor, and make a great party. If Arran will abide by the decision of friends in his variances with Angus, to which they are both agreeable, and will join with him, they will be so strong that no one will be able to withstand them. Norfolk and Dacre will both give Arran their promises for Angus's performance of the award. My lord of St. Andrews, Arran, Angus, and Argyle will then have the whole rowm[e], both in keeping the King and in administering justice. Desires credence for Hathrington, the bearer. Whittingham, 4 Aug. 16 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 2. Headed: Copie, &c.
4 Aug.
R. O.
St. P. II. 108.
558. IRELAND.
"The band of recognizance for English marchers."
On the 12th July 16 Hen. VIII. the following persons acknowledged themselves bound to the King, in certain sums specified, not to take coyne or livery of the King's subjects, otherwise than is contained in a pair of indentures between the King and the earl of Ormand, now deputy of Ireland, to appear when summoned before any of the justices, and to abide their decrees, &c. George Drake of Drakeath, Oliver Plunket of Tallounston, Ric. Nugent, baron of Delvin, John Plunket lord Kyllen, Robt. Plunket lord Dunsany, (4 Aug.), Christ. Plunket of Rathemore ("exceptis fratribus suis qui sunt presbyteri"), Sir John Plunket of Bowley, Sir Walter Bedlowe of Roche, James son of Geo. Flemyng, Patrick Betak of Mynaltey, Thos. Veldon of Raffyn (except his brothers Peter and Henry), George Darcye of Rathvill, Peter Tathe de Balibragan, Nic. Hussey, baron of Galtrim, (except Rowland Eustace,) Sir Walter de Lahid of Miclare, James Gernon of Killincoull, John Okinlane of Balynykill, Peter Lewce of Knok, Christ. Barnwall of Kyrkkestoun, Gerald Flemyng son of the Baron, Christ. Bedlowe of Bedlowstoun, Ric. Hadsore of Drogheda, Patrick Ardaghe, Wm. More of Bormeth, Edmund Dowdall of Rathekste, Nich. Clynton of Stabanane, Patrick Gernon of Germonstoun (except John Gernon), James Werdon of Glonecyr, Thos. Babe of Derver, Christ. Taffe of Stewnston, Geo. Gernon of Milton, Patrick Chamerlyn of Sysly Rathe, Robt. Gernon of Mayne, John Plunket of Monfelliston, Gerald Vesly of Dengin, John Taffe of Cokyston (except his brothers), Wm. Bedlowe of Verdonston, Philip Bedlowe of Heynyston, John Dowdall of Glaspistell, and Wm. Flemyng of Maunston.
Pp. 3.
ii. "The condition of the recognizance for the Irish marchers."
To cause every man to supply sufficient horsemen and kerne after the rate of his lands, and not allow him to be charged with a greater proportion than himself; to make every man reside continually on his lands for their defence, or assess him for men-of-war.
If the marcher find it needful to raise more men "as a holding," he shall do so with the consent of the landowners and of the King's deputy and council; "and that no black men be to the charge of the owners and inhabitants of the said lands."
Also to cause the King's officers to be obeyed, &c.
Garrot Tute, 100 marks; Simon Petyt, 100 marks.
If the marcher do not allow the King's enemies to pass through his countries without resistance, or take coyne or livery of any man's tenants that have not sufficient horsemen and kerne for defence of the land;—if he bring no holding without the advice of the King's deputy, and consent of the inhabitants, nor allow "coddeis or coshers" to be taken;—and if he answer for the extortions of his kinsmen and servants, &c.,—this recognizance to be void.
Brymmyngham, captain of his nation, 40l. Wm. Fitzwalter and John Fitzwilliam.
Pp. 2.
iii. 10 June 15 Hen. VIII. Ormond's recognizance, 1,000 marks. To cause every man to supply men-of-war, after the rate of his lands, &c. (Similar to the recognizance of the marchers.) If the Earl's kinsmen make war upon him in confederacy with Desmond, the Brenes or others, on account of his restraining them from "coshers or codeis," the subjects of the four shires shall help him to bring them before the King's commissioners.
Pp. 2.
iv. 4 Aug. 16 Hen. VIII. Recognizance of the earl of Kildare, 1,000 marks. Neither the Earl nor his kinsmen, except his brothers Thos. and James, to take coyne or livery of any but their own tenants, except as contained in a pair of indentures to be made between the King and the Earl as deputy, &c.
Pp. 2.
St. P. II. 114.v. Indenture between the King and Gerald earl of Kildare, 4 Aug. 16 Hen. VIII. The Earl, being appointed deputy by patent, shall make no war or peace with the Irish without the assent of a majority of the council. Conditions touching coyne and livery: The Earl shall not allow unlawful occupation of lands; shall not appoint officers of the King's court, except by the advice of the council; shall cause sheriffs and other officers to be appointed yearly in the shires of Meath, Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Limerick, and justices of the peace to keep quarter sessions. He shall spend on the castles of Dublin and Trim and others 40l. of the King's revenues during the first year, and 40 marks a year afterwards; shall cause the subjects of the four shires to go in English apparel, use the English language, and have their upper beards shaven. He shall not make war against the earl of Ormond, the baron Delwyn, or Sir Wm. Darcy, without the consent of the council. He shall maintain the ordinances advised by James Denton, clerk, Sir Ralph Egerton and Antony Fitz Herbert, the King's commissioners. He shall cause the earl of Ormond to receive the entire rents of the King's lands in Ireland before St. John the Baptist's Day last, and pay him, within a year after Michaelmas next, half the subsidy due to the King or his deputy at that time, except 10l., which is to be paid to Wm. Bushe, serjeant of the Pantry, on his patent of the office of chamberlain of the Exchequer in Ireland, and 45l. which he shall pay to Sir Barth. Dillon, as secondary of the King's Bench and chief remembrancer of the Exchequer.
Pp. 5.
vi. Indenture, 28 July 16 Hen. VIII., between the earls of Ormond and Kildare, for the pacifying of their variances. Past injuries to be forgotten. On any future injuries being done, the parties shalt elect two persons to order redress, and, if they cannot agree, the matter shall be referred to the Lord Chancellor and Privy Council. Touching arrears claimed by Kildare in Kilkenny and Tipperary, &c. Signed by the two Earls, James Denton, Ralph Egerton, J. Rawson prior, Th. abbot of St. Thomas by Dublin, John Plunket of Kyllen, Sir Nic. lord Houth, Ric. prior of Louth, John Richard, dean of Dublin, P. Brymyngham, justice, T. Nettervile, justice, Patrick White, baron.
Pp. 5.
Lamb. 611.
ff. 49, 55.
2. Copies of nos. v. and vi.
4 Aug.559. CERNE MONASTERY, Salisb. dioc.
Writ to the escheator of Dorset for restitution of temporalities on the election of Thos. Corton as abbot vice Robt. Westbury; the new abbot's fealty to be taken by the abbot of Mylton. Hampton Court, 4 Aug.
Pat. 16 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 22.
5 Aug.
R. O.
St. P. IV. 95.
560. JAMES V. to HENRY VIII.
Has received his letter dated Greenwich, 12 June, expressing Henry's affection for him, and his purpose to "concur" with James in the government of himself and realm. In accordance with Henry's advice, has taken on himself the government, and put an end to the duke of Albany's authority. Edinburgh, 5 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 1. Add. and endd.
5 Aug.
Calig. B. VI.
332.
B. M.
561. SCOTLAND.
Notarial copy, by Thomas Hamilton and Alexander Zoung, dated Edinburgh, 5 Aug. 1524, of the covenant signed by the lords of Scotland, that "understandand the departing and cummyng of our soverane lord the Kingis grace furth of Striveling to Edinburgh," they will be true and faithful to their King, support his administration, and disavow the authority of the duke of Albany. Edinburgh, 1 August 1524.
Signed: Margaret R.—Jacobus Cancellarius—D. bp. of Galloway and of our sovereign Lord's Chapel—Robertus Ross' episcopus—Ge. Sanctæ Crucis abbas—Alexander abbas de Scona—Robertus abbas de Pasleto—Gavinus postulatus Glasguensis—Alexander abbas de Cambuskynneth—Thomas de Culros—Decanus Glasguensis—Secretarius—Johannes abbas de Jedburgh—Ge. lord Sanctjohanys—James earl of Arran—John earl of Levenax—earl of Craufurd—James earl of Murray—earl of Mortoun—earl of Cassillis—John lord Erskyn—John lord Flemyng—William lord Borthuik—Alexander lord Levingstoun—lord Avandaile—William master of Glencarne—William master of Ruthwan—John Lindesey of Pet ... knt.—William Scot of Balwery, knt.—John Striveling of Keir, knt.—Sir Peter Crechtoun of Nauchtan, knt.—Patrick Houstom of that ilk, knt.—Alexander Touris, of Innerleyth, knt.—Mark Ker of Dolphington—Jacobus Wischart, clericus justiciariæ—master Francis Bothvale, provost of Ed.—Nichole Craufurd of Oxingangs—master Adam Othirburn, of Auldham—David Lindsay of Edzell, knt.—James Prestoun, baillie of Edinburgh—Edward Litil, dean of guild of Ed.—Alexander Nantham, thesaurar of Ed.—Edward Kyncaid—master James Haliburton."
P. 1. Endd.: "A promise made by the noblemen of Scotland against the duke of Albany."
Calig. B. VI.
382.
B. M.
562. QUEEN MARGARET to NORFOLK.
Has received his writings, which she has shown to the lords here present. As all the lords are not met to give answer, "it man be contynwd whel fowr dayz afoor the parlment and than to take vtar porpoz what thay wol dw and to end the sam at the parlment." Meanwhile Arran is to meet Norfolk at the kirk of Ellam this "Fursday" next, to communicate upon good ways for the weal of both realms, that Arran and his party may understand Henry's good mind towards his nephew. Begs Norfolk, as he desired her to cause Arran to come, not to fail on his side, but to arrange with him finally what shall be done if Albany "make him [ready] to come" into the realm, otherwise the King her son will be in great danger. Has sent Master Thomas Hamilton to show him her mind. Prays him to come and speak with Arran himself, and not to send Dacres, "for he (Arran) is nere of the Kyngis blood and a gret lord of thyz rawlme, and he vol thynke it is dwn for lythlynez." Cannot express more plainly than she has done divers times the danger of Angus coming hither. Norfolk is but abused in supposing that he would do good. Arran desires her to write that he be not permitted to come to the meeting. He will not hear any mention of him or his friends. If Angus goes, Arran will not.
Hol., pp. 4. Add.: "To my lord of Norfolk."
Calig. B. I.
256.
B. M.
563. [QUEEN MARGARET to THOMAS HAMILTON.]
"Thyr ar the poyntyz that ze sal schaw to my lord of Norfolke in my name, and desyr thar upon hyz answar to wyt:"
(1.) To make him understand that it is a great thing she and her parttakers have taken in hand, especially my lord of Arran. (2.) They have many lords' bands, but cannot firmly trust them. Provision must be made to withstand them if they be false, for which she trusts to Henry's assistance. (3.) How the Duke is to be withstood if he come to Scotland, and what assistance Henry will give for that purpose. (4.) To show her desire, in that event, for a number of men at her command and Arran's, upon short warning, and money to furnish the needful. (5.) As to my lord of Paisley, would not that Norfolk knew any secret way betwixt England and her, but touching the peace; and as to my lord of Angus, that Norfolk give him no credence as to the abbot of Paisley, as Master Thos. Hamilton will show in her name. Signed: Margaret R.
Hol., pp. 2.
5 Aug.
R. O.
564. FITZWILLIAM to WOLSEY.
As he said in his last letters, the French garrisons here are reinforced, and are as follows: At Monstrell, Pont de Remye with 100 men-at-arms, and the "Nore bande" of captain Loydas, 50 men; at Boulogne, count Dommartin and De Byes, with 100; at Terouenne, the viscount of Laphydane and Mons. de Frannoye, 150 men; and at Hedding, the bailly of Rouen with 50 men. Hears also that they are mustering between Amyas and Pyron, but does not know whether it is to make an enterprise in Hainault, or to go against Bourbon. Yesterday the French came into the Pale, and laid three ambushes between this and Newenhambridge, preventing his men from joining those of Newenhambridge and Calais, whom the French attacked, but were too strong for them, taking three or four prisoners and losing one. Sallied out with his horsemen when he heard the alarum, but as his couriers brought him word that there were more than 400 horsemen of the French, thought it better to return. They intend shortly to make an attack with as many as they can muster, either on this town, Turnehen or Bredenard. Has informed the lord Deputy of Calais that he may provide for the East Pale. Wishes to know the King's pleasure concerning the adventures, and asks Wolsey to let Brian Tuke write a few lines, as he has not heard from Wolsey for a long time. Guisnes, 5 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: To my lord Cardinall's grace. Endd.
7 Aug.
Lettere di
Principi, I. 129.
565. The BISHOP OF BAYEUX to COUNT BALDASSARE CASTIGLIONE.
Thanks him for giving him a hope of truce, which he much desires. If the enemies of France are not prepared to make strong war (gagliarda guerra), thinks they cannot do more harm this year. The truce must be made at the dictation of France, or not at all; and Francis will permit no mention of Bourbon, who will be deprived of his estates by sentence of the court of Paris. Francis will probably insist on Milan being placed in the Pope's hands. It is reported that he is coming to Lyons with a large army, and that he has settled his affairs with England. If this be so, there can be little hope of a truce. Bourbon has no influence or party in France. Garzano, 7 Aug. 1524. (fn. 1)
Ital.
7 Aug.
Vit. B. VI. 161.
B. M.
566. ANTONIOTO ADORNO to WOLSEY.
Has written to him today by Florence, and lately by other routes, in accordance with the commission given him by Pace. Writes now to forward the enclosed which Pace has sent him, and which makes it unnecessary for him to add anything to his last about the progress of the Emperor's army, except one thing that Pace might not have heard when he wrote, viz., that the Imperialists, having sent 150 light horse and 400 musketeers in pursuit of the French who had abandoned Zais (Aix), defeated 1,000 foot of the enemy at Tres, a league from thence, slew 300, and took nearly all the rest. The army of Marseilles were but five leagues off; and as they did not intend to strengthen the garrison, we may hear better news still. The gens d'armes will now join the new lanzknechts and other Italian foot; and if the French fly, leaving the country in prey, the Imperial army being no larger than it is, you may imagine the result. Genoa, 7 Aug. 1524.
P.S.—Perhaps he had better send his letters henceforth to the master of the posts in Flanders, rather than to the merchants there. Signed.
Ital., pp. 3. Add.
7 Aug.
Harl. MS.
283, f. 55.
B. M.
St. P. VI. 325.
567. WOLSEY to PACE.
Curson, the bearer, arrived with four of Pace's letters, dated the 9th and 16th days of July, (fn. 2) containing a very different relation from that circulated by the French of the repulse of the Duke. Is glad to hear of the Duke's progress, and his diligence in providing for deficiencies. On the 3rd four other letters of Pace arrived by the way of lady Margaret's court, of the 27th and 30th of June and the 2nd and 5th of July, and one directed to Russell, describing the success of the Duke's army. The King is highly pleased with his diligence in writing and his impartiality. He is sending letters to the Duke and to Pountever, "like as I also do." Is to congratulate the Duke on their behalf, and desire him to have special regard to the safety of his own person.
The King thinks that the slackness of the Viceroy in sending the lanceknights proceeds from some reasonable cause; that he has heard of the intended invasion of Milan by the French, and will, therefore, try to persuade Bourbon not to enter too far into France. Pace is to counteract any such suggestion, urging that such reports are mere subtleties, to try to prevent the Duke's advance, and keep the war in Italy. Suggests the arguments that Pace should use on this occasion.
Wolsey has written to the viceroy of Naples to accelerate the horse and lanceknights if they have not already joined. The King is advertised that the Viceroy appointed his steward to lie in Trent, and stop Russell with the King's money till he had obtained from him 10,000 ducats for payment of the said troops.
The King is not a little surprised at the slackness of the Emperor's appointments, as it has been boasted here that he had sent the Duke 200,000 crowns, of which one half were to bring him over the mountains, the other half to be spent when the Duke was in the enemy's ground, according to the arrangement, of which he sends a copy for Pace's better information. He is to desire the Duke to solicit the Emperor to take order for the payment of his money from time to time, "and not to think that by such ostentations and means he shall cause the King's money to be taken, occupied, and employed instead of his." Wolsey has remonstrated with the Imperial ambassador in England, and written also to Spain, protesting against the Emperor's folks taking "upon them to order and dispose the King's money at their pleasure. for supplying their own lacks and defaults."
Respites till the next post an account of the successes against the Scotch. Trusts to send news "of the erection of the young king of Scots by the King's means unto his own government, and the expulsion of the duke of Albany and the French. Hampton Court, 7 Aug.
Early copy. Begins: Mr. Secretary.
Vit. B. VI. 156.
B. M.
2. Modern copy.
Harl. MS.
6,260, f. 163 b.
B. M.
3. Another modern copy.
R. O.4. Two modern copies.
7 Aug.
Vit. B. VI. 163.
B. M.
568. CLERK to [WOLSEY].
There is little matter worth writing now. Mons. de la Roche, the Emperor's ambassador from Spain, has arrived with a company of 40 horses. He will enter Rome on Wednesday next, and be honorably received. The French king's ambassador will not confess having any commission for truce or peace, but one day last week he said it would be here shortly. Supposes they will now soon begin treating of a truce, in which Clerk will demean himself according to the instructions he formerly received. It seems by Pace's letters that the army is rather prosperous than otherwise. He writes that they are marching towards Eese. By other letters it seems that the French army, which was a great protection to Marseilles, has left to attack the fleet which lies towards Jean, so that our party have great hope of taking Marseilles easily unless it is assisted by the French fleet, and they are thoroughly determined to try their fortune. News from the camp comes rarely and slackly, so many letters are intercepted on the confines by the marquises of Saluce and Monteferratt, who, though the Emperor's vassals, have always favored privily the French king. The Pope says these letters from the camp make matters much more prosperous than they are; but he imputes no fault to the army, but to the viceroy of Naples and the Emperor's agents here in Italy, who provide very badly for the army. There should have been 5,000 or 6,000 lanceknights, but there are under 2,500, and they, for lack of their wages, are remaining in the confines of Italy, 10 or 12 days from the camp.
Master Gregory has written to Bononye for 500 light horse to serve the King, and has sent to Clerk to ask the Pope's leave, without which no men can be levied there. The Pope was well content to grant it. The French party here "craketh fast as they be wont," but it is clear by intercepted letters that they are in great fear and dread as they never were before. The Pope says that this truce is likely to be long in treaty, and perhaps will never be concluded. He wishes, therefore, the Archbishop to treat with princes that the diet shall be held, whether the truce is concluded or no, at the time appointed ... e shall be a time very convenient. If the truce is not concluded at the time of the diet, a suspension of arms can be made. The Archbishop expects to be in England by the middle of Sept. The cardinal of Cornaro died of a fever on his way to Venice to see his father, who was sore sick and like to die, but who has now recovered. The Cardinal had benefices worth 20,000 ducats. His brother has offered the Pope 200,000 ducats for them and the hat, but the Pope is determined to make no such bargains, which in other popes' days would not have been refused. As to Wolsey's own matters, the Pope made scarcely any sticking at Clerk's demands, except the extinction of the monasteries and the collectorship.
As the cardinal SS. Quatuor is rather hard, asked his Holiness to give the minutes to cardinal of Ancona, who makes many difficulties, but they hope all will be well. The Archbishop is as hot in the matter as can be, and the Datary is not behind. The latter has been appointed to a bishopric of 3,000 ducats, which the Pope allows him to accept, and he wishes Wolsey to understand that he does not receive it on any conditions, or that he will therefore become alienated from England. Told him Wolsey would have no such opinion, but would be glad to hear of his promotion. Asks Wolsey to say the same to the Nuncio. He is in great favor here. Wolsey's affairs were delayed because the Archbishop did not depart, which he will do on the arrival of the Emperor's ambassador. Before he leaves will have a full answer in all the said matters. Rome, 7 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 4, slightly mutilated.
8 Aug.
R. O.
569. FITZWILLIAM to WOLSEY.
About 10 days ago the comptroller of Calais (fn. 3) came hither, and has fallen dangerously ill of a fervent fever. The physicians recommend English air, and he has asked Fitzwilliam to write to Wolsey for licence for him to go thither. Fears, if Wolsey refuse, it will cost him his life. Has no news, except that the French were yesterday before Turnehen, where they took several prisoners and a booty, but lost the bailiff of Daverne, who was slain. The French greatly threaten the garrison here, and have made "larams" on every side. They have not been nearer, however, than Newenham Bridge. Will seek them before long. Guisnes, 8 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace. Endd.: Reddit. 23 Aug.
9 Aug.
Vit. B. VI. 166.
B. M.
570. RUSSELL to [HENRY VIII.]
Arrived on the 6th inst. at Turryn in Piemont, with his charge safe, though there have been divers ambushes set for him. Met with a gentleman on the road, who was one of the chief in this enterprise. At Shambery caused the mules he had from Geneva to stay with him, the bales continuing still trussed. Circulated a report that he should return to Geneva by Mount St. Bernarde, and started that way, but when out of sight of the town turned back towards Mt. Synay, and crossed the mountains there. Meanwhile had sent the money by other mules to Turryn. Hopes now to have with him 300 or 400 horse of the band of Mons. St. Surlin, bailiff Damont in Bourgoigne, who is going to serve Bourbon. The duke of Savoy had sent word to his council here that they should present Russell to his duchess, which they have done. She is a fair, gracious, and wise princess, and accompanied with many councillors in long robes, gentlemen, ladies and gentlewomen. The Duke has provided for the safety of Russell's charge, as though it had been his own. There is no news but that Bourbon is in Provence, and has won one or two little towns, and the chief town Zaisse (Aix), where the Parliament is held. If he had all his men, he would have been far in France before now. His rearguard and 500 men-at-arms are still in Piemont. That, and the failure of certain promises concerning money, are the reasons why he has done no better.
It is said there has been a great death where the armies have passed, and that in Milan 100,000 persons have died.
Piemont is very dangerous; the prince is not master of it, as there are so many men-of-war in it. The inhabitants daily rob and kill each other, and the duke of Savoy, "who is a great justicer," is coming hither to set them in order. The count of Geneve has just arrived here. Turryn, 9 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 2.
9 Aug.
Calig. B. II. 18.
B. M.
St. P. IV. 96.
571. WOLSEY to [NORFOLK].
The King is much gratified with the news in Norfolk's letters of the 1st and 3rd August, of the young king of Scots' "erection unto his own governance." Is to aid the Queen and Arran with his advice, and by the speedy establishment of the guard of 200 men at the King's charge about the young King's person. All haste must be used in sending the money. Hopes he will be able to procure gold with the help of Dacres, though the money which Robert Lord has is in silver. Lennox should be rewarded for his co-operation, and Norfolk may increase the 100l. assigned to Arran, if he think it too little. Good heed must be taken to the Chancellor, who has most favored Albany, lest by some subtle drift he disappoint this matter.
Sends the King's letters to the king and queen of Scots and Arran, with one of his own to the Queen. Now is the time to put them all in good hope, and avoid everything that could create jealousy. The King agrees that all hostilities shall cease. Sends a commission for Norfolk to take truce for 6, 9, or 12 months, on condition that Albany be not admitted to any government there, and with a view to a final peace. Is to encourage them to expect the King's compliance with all reasonable demands, and to assure them that the English alliance will be much more advantageous to them than that of France. Has put the queen of Scots in hope of the marriage about which she had written. Norfolk may encourage her in this expectation by a few expressions not too plain nor open; but it is not convenient that the Queen and Arran should continue to speak as they do of the erection of the young King as a thing greatly profitable to England, for all that Henry has done has been out of affection for his nephew. No attempt must be made to intercept Albany by sea, as victuals cannot be had to set forth new ships. Has taken care, however, that the erection of the young King shall soon be known in France. Would not have counselled Norfolk to give such instructions as he has sent to the queen of Scots by Patrick Sinclair, touching Angus, if they had not passed already; for it seems the Queen and Arran are much adverse to that affair, and it is dangerous to tempt them too far in it until the erection be well settled. They both write that if the King's promise be not observed they can and will undo what is done, and make friends in other places. Angus must, therefore, be restrained from meddling for a season. As for the matters of justice, they must be deferred till more leisure; and it is needless to detain Swylington any longer. Candish is this day despatched to Norfolk with cloth of tissue and crimson tinsel velvet, to be sent to the king of Scots, which Norfolk can forward with an appropriate letter. "At my manor of Hampton Court, &c."
P.S.—Has just received Norfolk's letters dated Warkworth, the 4th. The King and Wolsey are surprised that Norfolk has not understood his instructions. Even if he had not been present when the matter of his charge was discussed, he ought not to have supposed it in accordance with the King's honor to authorize him to treat for peace. Such a matter ought not to be settled by a diet on the Borders; and if it had been intended that he should do so, Norfolk would certainly have asked on what conditions he should assent to it. He would also have required the assistance of other noblemen and some of the long robe, which he never spoke of till now that he asks my lord of Carlisle, who is little acquainted with such matters. It is true that when three alternatives were proposed for the erection of the young King, the first was, that Dacre, before Norfolk's coming, should practise with the chancellor of Scotland to come to a diet on the Borders with a view to peace, and it was pretended that the escape of Angus out of France was only to be a mediator for such a diet. But it was not intended that such communication should really ensue; the aim was that Angus might intercept the chancellor of Scotland coming to the Borders, so that the young King might be all the more easily erected; which done, the King was willing that all hostilities should cease, and not by any communication of peace previously held.
Norfolk's objection that the Scots would have a difficulty in finding ambassadors willing to go at this time, is met in a former part of this letter, stating that if a truce be taken the King does not expect them to send ambassadors immediately. However, if poverty be the obstacle, he may intimate to the Queen that their charges might be defrayed. As to their court of Parliament it would not be to the King's honor to demand conditions of peace with Scotland, and they to discuss them in their Parliament, unless they had first proposed terms to be debated in ours. The King does not mean to bring forward any claim of superiority during the Scotch king's minority, and the hope of the King's friendship ought to work more than all discussion of demands in their Parliament. He is therefore to urge them to put aside all suspicion, and confide in Henry. As to the report of new business begun by the Chancellor, was always afraid he would do some mischief; and over-much intercession for Angus may create suspicion both in the Queen and Arran. Fears that Norfolk's instructions sent by Patrick Sinclair have done no good. Always advised Norfolk to entertain the Queen with good words, and to treat Angus so that he could do no harm. He must now use his own discretion; and if the matter be in good train otherwise, must not let Angus spoil it. It would be very dangerous to attempt an union between Angus and the Chancellor.
If Norfolk reflects he will find he has had no such lack of instructions as he complains of. My lord of Carlisle is joined with him in commission for the conclusion of a truce. Sees no possibility of sending ships from the narrow seas; he must therefore look to the surety of the Iceland fleet. Sends a letter to the chancellor of Scotland with a copy. Hampton Court, 9 August. Signed.
Pp. 12.

Footnotes

1 There is a reply to this letter on p. 130.
2 June in Harl. 283 and the Vitellius copy, but July in Harl. 6260 and the two R. O. copies, which are certainly correct in this point.
3 Sir Rob. Wotton.