Wills (Hen. VII.) R. O.
1. WILL OF HENRY VII. (fn. 1)
At his manor of Richmond, 31 (fn. 2) March 24 Hen. VII., the King makes his last will, commending his soul to the Redeemer with the words he has used since his first "years of discretion," Domine Jesu Christe, qui me ex nichilo creasti, fecisti, redemisti et predestinasti ad hoc quod sum, Tu scis quid de me facere vis, fac de me secundum voluntatem Tuam cum misericordia, trusting in the grace of His Blessed Mother in whom, after Him, has been all his (testator's) trust, by whom in all his adversities he has had special comfort, and to whom he now makes his prayer (recited), as also to all the company of Heaven and especially his "accustumed avoures" St. Michael, St. John Baptist, St. John Evangelist, St. George, St. Anthony, St. Edward, St. Vincent, St. Anne, St. Mary Magdalene and St. Barbara, to defend him at the hour of death and be intercessors for the remission of his sins and salvation of his soul. Desires to be buried at Westminster, where he was crowned, where lie buried many of his progenitors, especially his granddame Katharine wife to Henry V. and daughter to Charles of France, and whereto he means shortly to translate the remains of Henry VI.,—in the chapel which he has begun to build (giving full directions for the placing and making of his tomb and finishing of the said chapel according to the plan which he has "in picture delivered" to the prior of St. Bartholomew's beside Smithfield, master of the works for the same); and he has delivered beforehand to the abbot, &c., of Westminster, 5,000l., by indenture dated Richmond, 13 April 23 Hen. VII., towards the cost. His executors shall cause 10,000 masses in honor of the Trinity, the Five Wounds, the Five Joys of Our Lady, the Nine Orders of Angels, the Patriarchs, the Twelve Apostles and All Saints (numbers to each object specified) to be said within one month after his decease, at 6d. each, making in all 250l., and shall distribute 2,000l. in alms; and to ensure payment he has left 2,250l. with the abbot, &c., of West-minster, by indenture dated _ (blank) day of _ (blank) in the _ (blank) year of his reign. His debts are then to be paid and reparation for wrongs made by his executors at the discretion of the following persons, by whom all complaints shall be tenderly weighed, viz., the abp. of Canterbury, Richard bp. of Winchester, the bps. of London and Rochester, Thomas Earl of Surrey, Treasurer General, George Earl of Shrewsbury, Steward of the House, Sir Charles Somerset Lord Herbert, Chamberlain, the two Chief Justices, Mr. John Yong, Master of the Rolls, Sir Thos. Lovell, Treasurer of the House, Mr. Thomas Routhall, secretary, Sir Ric. Emson, Chancellor of the Duchy, Edm. Dudley, the King's attorney at the time of his decease, and his confessor, the Provincial of the Friars Observants, and Mr. William Atwater, dean of the Chapel, or at least six of them and three of his executors. His executors shall see that the officers of the Household and Wardrobe discharge any debts which may be due for charges of the same. Lands to the yearly value of above 1,000 mks. have been "amortised" for fulfilment of certain covenants (described) with the abbey of Westminster. For the completion of the hospital which he has begun to build at the Savoie place beside Charingcrosse, and towards which 10,000 mks. in ready money has been delivered to the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, by indenture dated _ (blank), his executors shall deliver any more money which may be necessary; and they shall also make (if he has not done it in his lifetime) two similar hospitals in the suburbs of York and Coventry. Certain cathedrals, abbeys, &c., named in a schedule hereto annexed [not annexed now] have undertaken to make for him orisons, prayers and suffrages "while the world shall endure," in return for which he has made them large confirmations, licences and other grants; and he now wishes 6s. 8d. each to be delivered soon after his decease to the rulers of such cathedrals, &c., 3s. 4d. to every canon and monk, being priest, within the same and 20d. to every canon, monk, vicar and minister not being priest. His executors shall bestow 2,000l. upon the repair of the highways and bridges from Windsor to Richmond manor and thence to St. George's church beside Southwark, and thence to Greenwich manor, and thence to Canterbury. To divers lords, as well of his blood as other, and also to knights, squires and other subjects, he has, for their good service, made grants of lands, offices and annuities, which he straitly charges his son, the Prince, and other heirs to respect; as also the enfeoffments of the Duchy of Lancaster made by Parliaments of 7 and 19 Hen. VII. for the fulfilment of his will. Bequests for finishing of the church of the New College in Cambridge and the church of Westminster, for the houses of Friars Observants, for the altar within the King's grate (i.e. of his tomb), for the high altar within the King's chapel, for the image of the King to be made and set upon St. Edward's shrine, for the College of Windsor, for the monastery of Westminster, for the image of the King to be set at St. Thomas's shrine at Canterbury, and for chalices and pixes of a certain fashion to be given to all the houses of Friars and every parish church not suitably provided with such. Bequest of a dote of 50,000l. for the marriage of Lady Mary the King's daughter with Charles Prince of Spain, as contracted at Richmond _ (blank) Dec. 24 Hen. VIII., or (if that fail) her marriage with any prince out of the realm by "consent of our said son the Prince, his Council and our said executors."
Executors of this will shall be Margaret Countess of Richmond, the King's mother, Christopher abp. of York, Richard bp. of Winchester*, Richard bp. of London*, Edmond bp. of Salisbury, William bp. of Lincoln, John bp. of Rochester*, Thomas Earl of Arundel, Thomas Earl of Surrey, Treasurer General, Sir Charles Somerset Lord Herbert*, Chamberlain, Sir John Fyneux*, Chief Justice, Sir Robert Rede*, Chief Justice of C.P., Mr. John Yong*, M.R., Sir Thomas Lovell, Treasurer of Household, Mr. Thomas Rowthale*, Secretary, Sir Richard Emson*, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Sir John Cutte, Under-Treasurer General, and Edmond Dudley*, squire, of whom those marked (*) above (or seven of them) are to assemble at least once in every term for twelve days, and declare annually their account to the supervisor of this will hereby appointed, viz. the abp. of Canterbury for the time being. On assuming the administration, the supervisor and the executors named as "superattenders" (those marked with * above) shall each receive 100l. in half yearly instalments of 50 mks.; and when the will has been fully executed they shall each receive 200l. and the other executors 100l.
Dated at [Ca]unterbury the [10th day] (fn. 3) of April 24 Hen. VII. Signature mutilated. Seals much broken.
Pp. 37. Slightly injured. Marked at the end: Irro.
297, f. 8. B. M.
2. Modern copy of the above, carefully corrected.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 1, f. 2. R. O.
2. [3.] GENERAL PARDON.
Four copies of the Proclamation substantially the same as No. 11 (1. i.), but differently worded at the beginning. See GRANTS IN APRIL, 1509. No. 1.
Each, pp. 4.
3. THE JUDGES and SHERIFFS.
Confirmed. See GRANTS IN APRIL, 1509, Nos. 2, 3.
Le Glay, Analectes Hist., p. 181.
4. HENRY VIII. to MARGARET of SAVOY.
Henry VIII. fait part a Marguerite d'Autriche de la mort de son pere, Hen. VII. Arrivée le 22 (fn. 4) Avril, 1509. London, 25 April, 1509.
Sanuto, VIII. 281.
[Note of letters received 18 May, 1509.]
From the Ambassador, Andrea Badoer, London, 25 April:—He is in need of money. The King, being ill, sent some Councillors to learn Badoer's mission. They were displeased when he told them of the King of France's coming against the Signory. They showed the Pope's brief inviting aid against Turks and Infidels, and said that the King answered and was answering that he himself was unable, through illness, and that he was pleased with the peace between the King of the Romans and France but much displeased to hear that France was coming against the Signory of Venice; which was not going against infidels, &c. Sends copies of the brief and letter. Writes afterwards on the same day, the 21st, that the King is dead, and his son, aged _ (blank), named _ (blank), has succeeded and has gone to Westminster (sic), as the custom is, where he will remain until crowned. The late King wrote to the King of the Romans to provide for these discords of France and Venice; and he wrote to the King of France that he will maintain the capitulation between them that all ships whatsoever visiting England may use the ports of France, and therefore Venetian vessels are not to be troubled. The new King is magnificent, liberal and a great enemy of the French. He will be the Signory's friend.
ii. [Note of letters received 10 May, 1509].
Private letters from merchants (named), London, 26 April:—The King died on 21 April and his son was created [king], and swore, de more, immediately after his coronation to make war on the King of France. Soon we shall hear that he has invaded France. Our Flanders galleys left Hampton on 26 April.
Vesp. C. I. 36. B. M. Gairdner's Mem. of Hen. VII, 431.
6. [8.] JOHN STILE to HENRY VII. (in cipher).
On the seven ... [and] 17th of March last received Henry's letters of the 31st Jan. and the 3rd Feb. "as by other six m[y letters a]fore this I have certified unto your highness, and of the answer of the King of Ar[ragon]," that he was glad to hear of Henry's desire for the marriage between the Prince his son and his own daughter the Princess. Has also reported in the said six letters what the King of Arragon said about the dowry,—that he would speedily send Ambassadors to England. Since this answer of 12th March, Ferdinand has been too much occupied to name the Ambassadors, notwithstanding Stile's frequent solicitations to him and the bp. of Canarya. The bp., Don. Pedro Ayala, has been absent from Court six weeks, except on Passion Week, when he went to a house of Friars in Valladolid, being continually diseased. He is in high favor with the King, to whom he did the best service of any one in Castile, having induced the Cardinal of Toledo (Ximenes) and the Constable of Castile to take Ferdinand's part, otherwise the said King, being in Naples, would not so soon have returned into Castile. He is not, however, now so often called to counsel. The bp. of Palencia and others have a grudge against him. Palencia hoped to have been Cardinal instead of the abp. of Toledo. Don Pedro is dissatisfied with the King and his Secretary Almasan for putting off the naming of the English Ambassadors, when one has since been sent to France, a native of Valencia "a commendador of the Order of St. James,—and Mossen Jayme de Albyon, the which was Ambassador for the King of [Ar]ag[on in] France, shall come home Ambassadors of France and it please your Grace ... it is said that there is an Ambassador of France coming hither ..." Thinks the delay arises from two causes; 1st, letters received by Ferdinand from the Commendador de la Membrelia, his Ambassador, and, 2nd, that the Queen of Arragon is expected to be delivered of child this April. If it be a prince it will be much to the King's delight; if a daughter, the partisans of the Prince of Castile will be glad, as she will not be able to inherit Arragon and Naples. The Arragonese, however, say, if it be a daughter she should marry the King of Castile's second son, and have all. If the Queen die in child-bed it will endanger Ferdinand's alliance with France, which he esteems above all the world, and then he will be glad of England's friendship.
On the 4th April arrived John de Scotya, my lady the Princess's servant, with letters from the Princess to the King of Arragon and Almasan. On the 10th, when he asked the King if he had named the Ambassadors, the King excused himself on account of Easter, and said he had received a letter from the Princess desiring him to send her a new confessor, which he would do. On the 11th, letters came from the Comendador de la Membrelia, dated London, 20th March, desiring his recal, and complaining that the King's porters took his mule by the bridle, and would not let him enter the Court. Don Pedro informed him of this, and that many here were anxious to bring about a rupture with England, saying that it was dishonourable in the King of England to keep the Princess there so long—that Ferdinand should demand her back, and if England would not redeliver her dowry, they of Castile were ready to make war against England at their own cost—that intercourse between the two kingdoms should be prohibited, as all the gold went from Castile to England, and nothing came in return but English cloth. Stile made answer in as fair terms as he could, wishing to conciliate the bp., that he might thereafter communicate his news freely; but "these people here be wondrous close, subtle, and crafty, to far passing mine understanding, so that no man may be in a surety almost of their words, for that oftentimes their deeds follow not the same." Finds it is true that the King was moved, at Seville, and since, to break the English alliance, but by no great estates of this land, as he had no lords with him in his journey to Andalusia, except the bp. of Palencia, the bp. of Majorca, now abp. of Granada, the bps. of Segovia, Canaria, and Ciudad Rodrigo, and the President, with the twelve learned counsel, the Secretary Almasan, and Fernando di Vega. Nothing is done without the counsel of Almasan, who is "right secret and a subtle man in working"—intent on securing the King's abiding in Castile.
Delivered to Ferdinand the Latin copy of "the noble triumph" of my Lady Mary's marriage with the Prince of Castile, which the King ordered Almasan to translate into Castilian. Henry may be assured, however, it is anything but pleasing to Ferdinand. The Great Captain and others rejoice at it; he has offered his services to Henry and the Emperor in behalf of the Prince, but is perplexed by the Emperor's slackness, and dares not declare himself for the Prince, for fear of losing his lands in Naples; if he were to go from hence the whole land would be in trouble. Ferdinand makes daily efforts to win over him, the Marquis de Plego, and the Count de Cabra;—he has rewarded highly the Marquis de Vyllena and the Count de Benavente for their adherence. The Duke de Najara and the Count de Miranda are inclined to the Prince.
Don Pedro acknowledged that the King of Arragon's displeasure at the contract of marriage was greater than reasonable, as Ferdinand was not in Castile, but in Naples, when it was proposed, and it was not then thought that he had any interest in Castile, the Queen of Castile being alive—and also as the Emperor and the Prince's Council in Flanders, had sought the aid of England against the Duke of Gueldres. He thought, however, that Ferdinand's assent should have been afterwards obtained, as it would have been readily given, out of his regard for Henry. The council of this land have seen the writings by which Henry is bound to repay half the Princess's dowry if it should be required. No other agreement made by Farnando Duke and the Doctor de Puebla is binding. If Elizabeth (Isabella) Queen of Castile had lived, these two would have been destroyed for their so doing. Don Pedro also complained that there is no secresy observed in England:—the King had openly declared Stile had written to him from Seville that Don Pedro was coming to England an Ambassador.
Doubts not he should have had as good a reception from the Turk as here, and the Prince of Castile's ambassador likewise; but is content to suffer for the King's sake.
The Queen of Castile was brought to Tordesillias on the 15th of March, and with her her late King's corpse, and the young Infanta. She has no attendants except Ferrer, some Arragonese appointed by her father, and the bps. of Malaga and Mondonedo. Tordesillias is the place where her grandmother was kept when troubled with a like insanity after the decease of her husband, John of Castile. Has done his best to comfort the Prince of Castile's adherents, but they are afraid to declare themselves unless ambassadors come from England and the Emperor. The Cardinal of Toledo is at Cartagena, where 5,000 or 6,000 men are assembled for an expedition against Barbary. Some say he will go to Rome, and 2,000 be sent to Naples.—Is in great need of money. Either the Count of Swyfentys or the bp. of Canarya will be sent to England. The Queen of Arragon's delivery is hourly expected. The Queen of Castile is dangerously ill. Valladolid, 26 April, 24 Henry VII.
Hol. cipher, pp. 8, mutilated.
Sanuto, VIII, 311.
[Notes of letters received 25 May, 1509.]
From Andrea Badoer, London, 26 and 28 April:—Wants a cipher. The new King has obedience of all except two, one of whom is President of Scotland (certo Prescidente di Scocia). It is thought that this is the work of the King of France and will rouse the King against France. Has spoken with the Chancellor (? Sigillo Major).
ii. From Agostin da Molla, captain of the galleys of Flanders, dated Hampton, 22 April:—Detained by weather, though anxious to depart. Owing to the troublous time, he had hired a bark as convoy.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 1.
8. THE GENERAL PARDON.
Exemptions. See GRANTS IN APRIL, 1509, No. 10.
Cleop. E. III. 175. B.M.
9. [11.] JEROME BONVIXI to HENRY VII.
Wrote to him last on the 18th of the great preparation made against the Venetians. An action is expected. Will write from time to time of the news as it comes to the Pope and this Court. On the 19th news came from De Chamon, Great Master of Milan, that he had taken Trewy in the land of Cremona from the Venetians, who had attempted to stop the passage of the French in great force at the Abda. Among the prisoners is Justinian Moroxiny, who was brought to the Great Master, with his hands bound and a rope round his neck, with Witello de Witellys. Among the French slain is the Marquis of Rotelyn, brother to Mons. Dedunas. (fn. 5) The French are waiting for reinforcements to attack Cremona, which, it is thought, the inhabitants will deliver, as the Venetians are unpopular. The legate of Bonony has ordered the Pope's army to be in readiness to go towards Faenza and other of the Church's towns kept by the Venetians. The same day came news that the Marquis of Mantua had recovered Casall Maiour. He had sent to the Legate and to De Chamon for succours, hearing the Venetians were to attack him under Signior Bartyllmew de Alvyano. On Friday the 20th, the Duke of Ferrara was chosen gownifalonyer or standardbearer of the Church. The Pope had delayed the appointment so long because it was desired by the old Duke of Urbino, the present Duke who is the Pope's nephew, the Marquis of Mantua and others. The Pope is angry with three barons of the Ursins (Orsini), who had purposed to succour the Venetians. They have now submitted, and asked the Pope's forgiveness. Has heard nothing of the Emperor's coming. The Pope always asks for the King. On the last occasion Bonvix told him that his last news was by a letter of the 30th March, "at the which time your Grace was not fully recovered, but that I trusted by this time your Grace be in good health; whereupon his Holiness heartily besought Almighty God that your Grace might be so." News came on the 24th that the French had forsaken Trewy and retired to Milan, and the Marquis of Mantua also has abandoned his capture; at the approach of the Venetians. Thinks that the French enter the war unprepared, as they had boasted they would begin on the 15th April. On the 27th the Venetians were excommunicated. Sends a copy of the bull. On the 28th news came that the papal army had taken Salarola castle, 6 miles from Faenza; on the 30th that the French king would enter Milan with a great host. The Venetians are in great danger. Rome, 30 April, 1509.
Hol. pp. 8. Addressed: "To my sowraine lord the Kyng hys most noble grace."
10. THE FRENCH PENSION.
See GRANTS IN APRIL, 1509, No. 12.
11. GRANTS IN APRIL 1509, 1 HEN. VIII.
1. i. General Pardon. [Proclamation] that whereas the late King granted a general pardon of all offences before the 10th Apr. last, the King now grants a more ample pardon for all things except debt; which pardon shall be passed under the Great Seal, to every one who will sue for it from the Chancellor. No one is to make disturbances, but any person wronged may seek remedy at law. The commissions of sheriffs and justices shall be renewed. All the King's officers shall deal justly, notwithstanding any command to the contrary "by any of his Council whatsoever he be"; and none of his subjects shall forbear to "make their traverses," for the Chancellor, Treasurer and Barons are charged to admit them "and grant the fermes [where the case shall so require]." Merchants, clothiers and artificers shall continue their occupations without fear of untrue informations "by customers, comptrollers or searchers," or persons calling themselves promoters, or by old ordinances never executed "till now of late time"; and the King will provide reformation of the rigour wherewith they have been vexed. S.B. (slightly injured. In English.)
ii. Form of general pardon for all offences before 23 April, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (injured, (fn. 6) without note of delivery). [2.]
2. The Judges. Warrant to William [Warham], abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, to deliver to the late Justices of the King's Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, all writs, patents, and warrants made under the Great Seal, in as ample a manner as they had them temp. Hen. VII. Del. Westm., 25 April, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English). [4.]
3. The Sheriffs. Warrant for renewal of the patents of the sheriffs who held office at the death of the late King, provided that they find sureties in the Exchequer, as usual. S.B. (in English, without note of delivery). [16.]
4. Sir Robert Rode. To be, during pleasure, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. Westm., 25 April. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3. [5.]
5. John Botyller. To be, during pleasure, one of the Justices of the Common Pleas. Westm., 25 April.Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3. [6.]
6. John Aleyn. To be, during good conduct, fourth baron of the Exchequer. Westm., 25 April. Pat. 1Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3. [7.]
7. William Bolling. To be, during good conduct, third baron of the Exchequer. Westm., 26 April. Pat. 1Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2. [9.]
8. Bartholomew Westby. To be, during good conduct, second baron of the Exchequer. Westm. _ (blank). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3. [17.]
9. Richard Elyot and Lewis Pollard, late serjeants-at-law, and John Ernley, Attorney-general of Henry VII. Warrant for their patents as King's serjeants-at-law and attorney general, during pleasure. S.B. (in English, without note of delivery). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25. [10.]
10. The General Pardon. Warrant to the abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, to grant letters patent of general pardon, excepting those persons whose names are upon a document annexed. Tower of London, 30 April, 1 Hen. VIII.
ii. "The names of the persons exempted from the King's general pardon":--
Edm. De la Pole, Will. De la Pole, Ric. De la Pole, Will. Cortney, son of the earl of Devon, Tho. Grey, Marquis of Dorset, Sir Geo. Nevyll, John Taillor, in ward in the Tower, Sir Will. Capell, Rob. Straunge, Sir Ric. Emson, Edmund Dudley, Tho. Stanley, Tho. Dalby, clk., Sir Ames Paulet, Tho. Tynnyng, clk., Jas. Butler, clk., of Worcestershire, Will. Smythe, late of the Wardrobe, Blubery of Kent, Will. Butteler of Sussex, Pygeon of Yarmouth, Cooke of Norf., Tyrry of London or St. Alban's, John Bapt. Grymald, Hen. Toft of London, Pecok of Oxfordshire, Bampton of Hull, Barker of Worcestershire, Watkyns of the Isle of Ely, Wygan late footman, Bugge of Dorset, Hampton of Southampton. Durrant of Derbyshire; Frye, John Maynard, and Ootes Corbet of Devonshire; Derby, bowyer, Simpson, sherman, Smythe, carpenter, Jo. Poortwood, brewer, Rob. Jakes, sherman, and Hen. Stoughton, fishmonger, of London; Will. Watts of Norwich, Shemmyng of Kent, John Burston of Gravesend, Rob. Golding of Kent, Rauf Brykheved of Cheshire, John Dyson of Lichfield, Kemer of Pole, Ric. Morley of Fenystratford, John Mylles of London, Camby of the Countre, Ric. Page, John Michell, Tho. Michell, Rauf Haklet of Herefordshire, Rowes of Devonshire, Waren and Malham of the Chauncery, John Myddelmore, Sam. Prowar of Daventre, Sir Humph, Lisle, Rob. Porter, a murderer in prison at Cambridge, Skynner of Devonshire, Grove the escheator of Bucks, Geo. Chauncye and Edw. Chauncye late of Pevensey, Tho. Bretherton, Jo. Chauncefeld, and Colsell, late messenger, of Lancashire, Edw. Mynskyp of Cambridgeshire, Ric. Sclatter of Eyton, in parish of Bleccheley, Bucks, yeoman, Rob. Dod, gent., and Tho. Hough, yeoman, of the same parish, Thomas Turbrevyle, Chr. Clapham, porter of Berwick, Lord Dacre of the North, and (added in another handwriting) Thomas Thomas of Southampton. Signed by the King top and bottom. [12.]
11. Rafe Hackelett, of Herefordshire. To be included in the general pardon, from which he had been excepted. S.B. (in English, without note of delivery). [13.]
12. Sir Gilbert Talbot, Deputy, Sir Hugh Conwey, Treasurer, Sir Ric. Carewe, Lieutenant of the Castle, Sir John Wilshire, Comptroller, Robt. Wotton, Porter, of Calais, Walter Culpeper, and John Meautis, clk. Commission to receive from Louis XII. 25,000 francs in crowns of gold at Calais, on 1 May, 1509, in conformity with the treaty of 3 Nov. 1492, between Hen. VII. and Charles VIII., confirmed by Louis under ecclesiastical censures. S.B. (without note of delivery, countersigned: Will'mus Cantuar.—T. Surrey — Ri. Wynton — Oxynford — Thomas Lovell). [14.]
ii. Form of receipt to be given in pursuance of the above. Countersigned by the same. S.B. [15.]
Printed by Astle in 1775.
Space has been left blank for the day and the word "laste" written in later.
Still legible when the will was printed by Astle.
So in the catalogue from which these notes are taken, but in the letter itself, which Le Glay prints (p. 177), as an example of the series, the date is given rightly as the 21st,
Apparently a false report, as Louis Marquis of Rothelin survived his brother Francois Comte de Dunois, and succeeded to his titles.
Of legible copies, as granted to individuals, many will be found on the Memoranda Rolls of the Exchequer of 1 Henry VIII., both K.R. and L.T.R.
R. MS. 13 B. II. 48b. (No. 121.) B. M.
12. [20.] JAMES IV. to the COUNTESS OF NEVERS.
Desiring her, in accordance with the letters of the King of France, to make restitution of a Portuguese ship belonging to Rob. Bertoun, driven ashore by tempest within the county of Eu. Edinburgh, Kal. Maii, 1509.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
13 B. II. 50. (No. 129.) B. M. Ep. Reg. Scot., r. 111.
13. [841, 1245.] JAMES IV. to MARGARET OF SAVOY.
On behalf of Robert Bertoun, who is detained in the port of Veere, on the complaint of some Portuguese, and condemned to suffer death unless a Portuguese ship taken by him be restored by a certain day. Above 30 years ago (supra trigesimum annum) (fn. 1) the Portuguese fleet took and plundered a vessel of James III., and the K. of Portugal made no restitution, on which account the father of the said Robert had letters of reprisal for his special injury. Hopes the alliance with Burgundy will remain unbroken, and that peace will be more surely established with their mutual cousin, Charles Duke of Gueldres.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Adv. MS. 231.
14. JAMES IV. to MAXIMILIAN.
Wrote lately that Rob. Bertoun, by virtue of letters of marque, had taken a merchantship of Portugal homeward bound from England. Having come to Vere on the coast of Zealand, Bertoun and his ship, laden with the goods of merchants, were arrested at the suit of the Portuguese. As the Portuguese ship was a lawful prize, desires that Bertoun may be dismissed unpunished and his vessel released.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
15. THE GENERAL PARDON.
Corrections. See GRANTS IN MAY 1509, Nos. 2, 4.
Exch. Accts., 55 (26). R. O.
16. THE KING'S NAVY.
Indenture, 4 May 1 Hen. VIII., between Thos. Thomas, of Southampton, and Rob. Brigandyne, clerk of the King's ships, of the one part, and Hervey Halbeard, master of the King's ship, the Regent, of the other part, witnessing receipt by the said Hervey of a "sprusetremast of the King's store" (dimensions given) for the use of a ship belonging to the said Hervey called the Cheryte, the said Hervey binding himself to the said Thomas and Robert, to deliver as good a "sprusetremaste" as he received, or as many as shall be equal in value to the same, or in default to pay the sum of 20l.
Sanuto, VIII. 182.
[Note of letters received 8 May 1509.]
From Rome, 3 and 4 May:—The Pope refuses to receive the Venetian Ambassadors; and the excommunication is printed. * * * There is certain news that the King of England died on 20 April, as announced by the Pope in a consistory specially summoned. The Bonivisi have letters from their bank in London, of 26 April, that the Flanders galleys under Augustin da Mulla are still there; the new King is aged _ (blank), a worthy King and very hostile to France, which he will undoubtedly invade, and perhaps he has retained the Venetian galleys to transport his men. He is son-in-law of the King of Spain and named _ (blank). Apparently he was to be crowned on 26 April. His father's name was Henry, aged_ (blank), a most miserly (miserissimo) man but of great genius, who has accumulated more gold than that possessed by all the other Christian kings. This King, his son, is liberal and handsome, a friend of Venetians and enemy of France. With Andrea Badoer there and _ (blank) da Ponte, who is tuto of the King, and the Councillors hostile to France, something will be done.
18. RAVENSTONE PRIORY.
Congé d'élire. See GRANTS IN MAY, No. 6.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 1, f. 11. R. O.
19. [5735.] HENRY VII.'s FUNERAL.
File of warrants to John Heron, Treasurer of the Chamber, signed at the head by (1) "Margaret R." [Countess of Richmond] and below by (2) Chri. abp. of York, (3) Ric. bp. of Winchester, (4) Ric. bp. of London, (5) John bp. of Rochester, (6) T. Earl of Arundel, (7) T. Earl of Surrey, (8) C. Somerset [Lord Herbert], (9) John Yong, (10) Sir Th. Lovell, (11) Thos. Rowthale, and (12) Sir John Cutte, or some of them, as executors of Henry VII., for payments towards the expenses of the funeral. The receipts attached indicate that Heron paid the money by the hands of John Daunce. The warrants are:--F. 11.—24 April 1 Hen. VIII. for 1,000l. to Andrew Wyndesore, the King's "wardroper" for black cloth for hangings in the chapel, &c. and for liveries to lords and others present. Signed by 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 12. (atƒ. 21., Wyndesore's receipt, 29 Apr.). F. 12.—26 Apr., 20l. to Henry Smyth for timber work on the hearse. Signed by 1,7, 3, 8, 5. (Smyth's receipt, 29 Apr., subscribed) F. 13.—28 Apr., 40l. to Henry Wyatt for messengers and other charges. Sig. 1, 2, 3, 8. (at f. 26a, holograph note by Wyatt, 28 April, enclosing this, as from "thexecutors," to Heron, or in his absence Ric. Tryse, with request for the money to be sent in groats by Ric. Lee.) F. 14.—9 May, 666l. 13s. 4d. to Sir John Cutte for payments to St. Paul's and Westminster Abbey, the four houses of Friars, &c. Sig. 1, 7, 3, 6., 8, 10, 12. (at ƒ. 18, Cutte's receipt, 20 May.) F. 15.—28 Apr., 500l. to Sir John Cutte, for scocheons, banners &c. Sig. 1, 2, 3, 8, 12. (at ƒ. 15a, Cutte's receipt, 30 April.) F. 17.—26 May, 2,895l. 11s. 2d. to Andrew Wyndesore, esq., Master of the Great Wardrobe, for funeral expenses of the Household and for rewards &c. Sig. 1, 7, 3, 8, 5, 10, 11, 9, 12. (at ƒ. 19, Wyndesore's receipt, 8 June.) F. 20.—25 Apr., 500l. to Sir John Cutte for torches &c. Sig. 1, 7, 3, 4, 8, 10, 6. (at ƒ. 16, Cutte's receipt, 28 Apr.) F. 21a.—1 May, 2,000l. to Andrew Wyndesore, Keeper of the Great Wardrobe, for "divers things." Sig. 1, 7, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12. (at ƒ. 22, Wyndesore's receipt, 12 May.) F. 25.—25 Apr., 250l. to Andrew Wyndesore and Wm. Pawne, to be employed, by oversight of Sir Thomas Brandon, "for the chare and other apparels belonging to the Stable." Sig. 1, 7, 3, 4, 8, 10, 12. (at ƒ. 24, Pawne's receipt, 1 June.)F. 26.--Undated, to "Master Doctor Edmayn the King's aumosner," for alms and wages of 330 poor men from Richmond to Westminster 66l., 100 torch bearers from St. George's Barre to Westminster 10l., alms by the way from Richmond to London 100l., choirs of Paulles and Westminster each 10l., and 30 "men lakkyng of the Household" to bear staff torches from Richmond to Westminster 6l. Sig. 1, 7, 3, 8, 5, 10. (at ƒ. 27, receipt, by Richard Rayner, of the above, on behalf of Dr. "Edname," 8 May.)F. 28.—5 May, 100l. each to Mr. Roger Lupton, Mr. Richard Rawlyns, Mr. _ (blank) Honywode and Mr. Robert Bekynsals, for alms to be distributed in London and Westminster and the suburbs. Sig. 1, 7, 3, 8, 5, 10. (at ƒ. 23, several receipts signed by Rawlyns, Robert Honywode, Bekynsaw and Lupton, 11 May.)
Small papers, each p. 1.
Cl. ix., 1. f. 81.
20. HENRY VII.'s FUNERAL.
"Th'entierment of the moost excellent prynce King Henry the vijth."
A book beginning (f. 81) with a long list of lengths and prices of black cloth bought from 56 merchants (named). Then follow (f. 95) the prices of "manteletts" and "kercheffes" allowed to the Princess of Castell, Lady Kateryne, Lady Fytzwater, Lady Anne Percy, the lady of Kent, Lady Gordon, Lady Verney, Lady Marzen, Mrs. Redyng, Mrs. Catysby, Mrs. Denes (or Denyse), Mrs. Weston, Mrs. Jarnyngham, Mrs. Bucknam, Mrs. Popyncourt, Mrs. Kateryn and Mrs. Sapcott, and their gentlewomen; to the Princess of Wales and her two ladies, Dame Agnes Vanegas and Dame Maria de Gavara, four gentlewomen, Katerina Fortes, Maria Saleinas, John de Quero's wife and Kateryn Montaya, and two chamberers, Kateryn de Gavara and Esabell de Vanegas; to the King's "grauntdame," Lady Jane, Lady Wylloughby, Mrs. Clyfford, Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Fowler, Mrs. Stanhop, Mrs. Jane, Mrs. Ratclyff, to the two gentlewomen of these ladies and to Perott Doren and Jane Walter, chamberers of the King's granddame. Next (f. 96b.) come payments to goldsmiths, tailors, &c., for hearse covering, palls, robes, coffin cloths, gowns "for 9 henxmen and the M." (master) and for many poor men, the carriage of stuff to Richmond, and provision of hangings there. Then (f. 99) come payments amounting to 25l., mainly for saddlery for the Princesses of Wales and Castell, headed as made by warrant dated 15 May 1 Hen. VIII. and some further payments for hearses at St. Paul's and Westminster and for a cloth of estate for the high altar at Greenwich; followed by "The Boke of Peynters," showing payments for "scochyns," coats of arms, banners, "banerolles," "pencelles," "magesties," "rachementes" and borders, made by Mr. Broun, Rogecrosse, Wm. Whytyng, John Wolff, John Wanlesse, Thos. Grene, Ric. Rowanger and others (named). Then come expenses at Richmond, St. Paul's and Westminster showing amount and cost of material, names and wages of workmen &c. (1,557lbs. of Poleyn wax was used on the hearse at Pawles and 3,606lbs. at Westminster), and bills of the purchase of torches (weights given) and expenses in the Stable.
Next (at f. 112b.) in an account of "Almose yeven by dyverse doctours," viz.:—Dr. Ednam: alms by the way from Richmond to London by the hands of Dr. Hobbys and the Under-almoner, 22l.; alms to King's chaplains, 23l.; and other payments for alms distributed betweene Paules and Westminster, given to 60 country churches, wages of torchbearers and 10l. each to the choirs of Paules and Westminster; total, 102l. Dr. Bekensawe: distributed to poor people at the Clynke 28 and 29 April and 9, 10 and 11 May and to impotent people of the city and suburbs nominated by their curates, total 447l. 9s. 8d. Similar distributions by Dr. Rawlyns, 463l. 16d., and Dr. Honywood, 520l. at Ledon Hall and Seynt Mary Spetyll; by Dr. Lupton, at Westminster, 386l. 5s. 4d.; and on 5 May, by Dr. Lupton, to 39 prisoners delivered out of Newgate, Ludgate, Counter in the Pultrye, Counter in Bredestrete and the King's Bench, 34l. 3s.
At f. 114 begins an account of expenditure of provisions at the Bishop of London's palace and at Westminster by the various departments of the Household.
Then, after specifying the mourning clothing allowed to ladies and lords of every degree, at f. 119 comes:--
"Livery given as well to archbishops, dukes, bishops, earls, lords, knights, chaplains, squires, gentlemen, yeomen, grooms and pages and other officers as to the King's grauntdame, the princesses of Walis and Castell, the Queen's sister, 'merqueses,' countesses, viscountesses, baronesses, knights' wives, gentlewomen, chamberers, with their servants as well men as women, against the interment of" &c. Henry VII., who died 21 April in the 24th year of his reign and was buried at Westminster 11 May following.
[The amount of cloth allowed to themselves and their servants is in each case given, the total length being 18,311¾ yds.]
Bishops: York, (fn. 2) Winchester,* London. Earls: Treasurer,* Essex, Kent, Derbie. Barons: Harry Stafford, John Grey, Richard Grey, Anthony Grey, Delaware, Willoughby, Dacres of the South, Ferrers, Barnes, Dacres of the North, Chamberlain*, Darcy, Sir John Huse, Comptroller of the King's House. Knights: Sir David Owyn, Sir Edw. Stanley, Sir Henry Willoughby, Sir Matthew Broun, Sir Ric. Lewys, Sir John Huddilston, Sir Rob. Sheffeld, Sir Th. Bryan, Sir Wm. Vampage, Sir Edw. Darell, Sir Rob. Southwell, Sir John Bothe, Sir Walter Hungerford. Gentlemen-ushers: Rob. Knolles, Henry Wentworth, Fras. Barnard, _ (blank) Kermynow.
Bishops: Chichester, Chester, Rochester. Lords: Howard, Fitzwater, Mr. Secretary*, Lord Clynton.Knights: Sir Th. Tirrell, Sir Hugh Vaghan, Sir Rol. Veilvyle, Sir Adrian Fortescu, Sir Ric. Fowler. Sir Rob. Peyton, Sir John Seymore, Sir Th. Fynes, Sir Jhon Devynnysshe. Squyers for the Bodie: Henry Wyott, Master of the King's Jewelhouse, Mr. Arthur, Edw. Hungerford, Th. Knevett, Ant. Wyngfeld, John Veer, Wm. Parr, John Geynesford, Th. Tirrell, Edw. Nevell, Ch. Brandon, Giles Capell, Hugh Denyse, Wistan Broun, Edw. Guylford, John Dyve, John Hampden, John Melton, Ric. Weston, Th. Stoner, Ric. Chombley. Gentlemen-ushers: John Russell, John Moreton, John Clerk, Edw. Ap Rees, Edw. Doon, Jasper Fyloll, George Kene, Ric. Fyssher, John Mershall, Wm. Kyngeston, Rob. Jones, John Leventhorp, John Roy. Sewers of the Chamber: Fras. Buddes, Th. Ap Rees, Th. Ap Morgan, Ric. Whitehill, Chr. Villers, Griffith Doon, John Salysbury, Nic. Hyde, John Clon, Hugh Walden, John Verney, John Hyghfeld, Melchior Astolo, Edw. Swenerton, Rob. Ardern, Wm. Lyngen. Serjeants of arms: Rob. Wesshyngton, Edw. Griffith, James Conyers, John Roydon, Gilb. Mawdesley, John Hamerton, Wm. Butler, Mores Butler, Lionel Crowford, Hugh Chomley, Th. Russhe, Th. Twyseaday, Rob. Marleton, John Harper. Officers at Arms: Garter King at Arms, Richemont King at Arms, Norrey King at Arms, Wyndesore and Somerset heralds, and Rougecrosse, Blewmantill, Barwyke, Rougedragon, Guynes, Hammes, Caleis, Mount Orgeil and Kyldare pursuivants. Grooms of the Chamber: Piers Barbour, Ric. Clement, James Worseley, Rob. Hesulrygge, John Pate, John Bygge, Wm. Dalborn, Peter Malvesey, John Pultney, Rob. Hert, John Floid, Wm. Hylton, David Ap Rees, — Forster, Th. Gardygon, Th. Musgrave, Th. Vowell, — Shevall, Rob. Barbour, George Sutton, John Burton, Wm. Coke, Wm. Wynslowe, Hen. Ardern, John Davyd, Petie Roy, Nic. Taylour, Rob. Troughton, Bart. Overton, Janken Vaghan, Nic. Baker. Pages of the Chamber: John Copenger, John Catchmay, Th. Carvanell, Henry Kemyas, Massy Velyarde, Peter Champney.
The King's Grandame. Ladies: Lady Jane, Lady Wylloughby. Gentlewomen: Mrs. Clyfford, Parker, Fowler, Stanhop, Jane and Ratclyffe. Chamberers: Perott Doren, Jane Walter. Counsellors: Mr. Chaunceler, Mr. Chamberleyn, Mr. Steward, Mr. Morgan. Chaplains: Mr. Confessor, Mr. Almoner, Mr. Pexall. Gentlemen: Mr. Parker, George Henyngham, George Frauncesse, Rob. Fernyngham, Rog. Ratclyff, John Lee. Yeomen: Rob. Merbury. Wm. Hylmer, Nic. Aughton, Ric. Aderston, John Merycoke, Rob. Nessewyke, Rob. Hylton, John Madyson, Wm. Love. Grooms: Hugh Carr, Henry Abney, Hugh Worsley, John Hasylby, Rob. Clyff.
The King's Guard: Wm. Kebe, Nic. Downes, Nic. Pounser, Humph. Baryngton, Ric. Phyllypp and 119 others named.
Mr. John Baptista, Mr. Wm. Lynche, Mr. John Chambre. Squire for the Body: Henry Milborn.Gentleman-ushers: John Sherp, Wm. Tyler. Groom of the Chamber: Th. Wolbaston.
Doctor Lacy, Ralph Egerton. Sewers: Henry Pynago, Wm. Norres, Ant. Cotton. Clerk Comptroller: Edw. Hatclyff. Yeomen: Rob. Ryssheton, John Nevell, Wm. Royt, John Braban, Wm. Poole, Th. Woderoff, Edw. Addeley, George Brocas, Th. Bella, John Gaso, John Dey, Wm. Vaghan, John Prynce. Footman: David Phyllypp. Grooms of the Chamber: Wm. Thomas, Wm. Compton, Wm. Gower, Walter Badham, Chr. Rochestre. Grooms Officers: Alex. Staveley, John Versyn, Rob. Lyttle, John Smythe, Ric. Bendon, Wm. Hoxeson, Roger Bedill, James Derham, John Colynson, John Spokesman, Wm. Roodes, Th. Sawcy, John Naples, Th. Wheteley, Th. Peper, John Janyns. Pages officers: John Dowener, Wm. Seynt. Sewer for the Board: John Cornewale. Yeomen: John Grey, Wm. Leygh, Hugh Sterkey, Chr. Roper, Th. Maxson, Th. Dec, John Passy, Rob. Maunger. Minstrels: Hakenett de Lewys, Stephen de Lalaunde. Grooms: Ric. Amere, Ric. Hert, Wm. Atkynson, John Jely.Pages: Rob. Bowyngton, John Procter, Petie John.
Knight: Sir Henry Merney. Cupbearers: Josselyn Percy, Henry Clyfford. Chaplains: Dr. Rawson, Mr. Geoffrey Wrenne.
Henry Guylford, Th. Lucy, John Moreton.
Lords: my lord Steward, my lord of Oxford, my lord MountJoye, Mr. Treasurer, the Master of the Wardrobe, Sir John Cutte (fn. 3) , Undertreasurer*. Knights: Sirs Edw. Poynynges, John Reynesford, John Peche, John Carewe, Wm. Saundes, Th. West, Edw. Haward and George Maners. Cupbearer: Ric. Hastynges. Squires for the Body: Th. Parr, Ant. Fetipace, John Carr, Th. Bolan, Matth. Baker.Gentlemen-ushers: John Whytyng. Chr. Garnysshe.
The King's chaplains: Mr. Hobbys, Mr. Cosyn, Mr. Vaghan, Mr. Lupton, Mr. Lychfeld, Mr. Honywood, Mr. West, brother to the lord Dalaware, Mr. Wolsey, Mr. Oxenbrygge, Mr. Esterfeld, Mr. Fyssher, Mr. Rawlyns, Mr. Teylour, Mr. Hatton "profyce of Cambryge," Mr Petir of ye Closet.
Lords: The Earl of Aren, the Earl of Ormond, the Lord Hastynges. Knight: Sir Rob. Brandon. Squires for the Body: John Marney, Symken Dyghby. Bishops with lords: the bp. of Lincoln, my lord Matravers, the bp. of Worcester, the bp. of Carlisle. Minstrels of the Chamber: Gyles, Buntanes, Babram, "Seykebudes" (sackbuts) and shalmeys: Johannes, Guyllam Borrow, Edward Johannes, Alex. Massu.The King's trumpets: Jakett, Petir, Domynyk, John Cecile, Frank, Christopher, Adryan, John Broun, John Blank. The King's falconers: Francis, Peter, Patrick, Mate, Hugh. Keeper of the King's "librally": Sir William Faques, priest. Clerk of the Counseill: Wm. Bellouse.
Duke: Buckingham. Lords: The bp. of Norwich, Lord Broke, Lord Scrope, Lord Fitzhugh, Lord of Seynt Jones, Lord Grey of Wylton. Knights: Sirs Wm. Rede, Th. Bousher, Th. Trenchard, John Ryseley, George Holford, Everard Fyldyng, Nic. Griffythe, Giles Brygges, John Longford, Rob. Dymmok.Squires for the Body: Piers Champion, John Fortescu, Edw. Chamberleyn, Fras. Cheny, John Cheny, Th. Cheny, Ric. Norres, Edw. Ratclyff, Wm. Morgan, Edw. Bealknapp, Adam Penyngton, Ric. Welden, Edw. Bulstrode, Th. Pekeryng, Edm. Breknell, Edw. Wadham, Wm. West, Ric. Wentworth, Mr. Mewtas. Gentlemen-ushers: Wm. Fitzwilliam, Roger Chomley, Edw. Benstede, Walter Frost, Godderd Oxenbrygge, George Hervy, Frowyk of Barnett, John Norton, Wm. Penyngton, James Metcalff, Hen. Brugges, Edw. Jernyngham, John Pooll, Ric. Saundes. Sewers of the Chamber: Walron Coughan, John Souche, Fras. Harecourt, Rob. Blount.
Counsellors and chaplains: Mr. Chr. Ursewyke, Mr. Simon Stalworth, Mr. Nicholas West. Earls: Arundale, Northumberlond. Knights and justices: Sir John Fyneux, Chief Justice of Ingeland, Robert Rede, Chief Justice of the Common Place, Wm. Hody, Chief Baron. Knights: Sir Th. Dygby, Sir John Dyghby, Sir Jas. Hoberd, the Master of the Rolls, Sir Edm. Carewe, Sir Wm. Filoll, Sir Rob. Drewre, Sir John Savage. Esquires: Maurice Barkeley, Wm. Denes, John Villers, Th. Denham, Wm. Gascoign, Wm. Cromer, "Henry Grey my lord of Kent brother." Gentlemen-ushers: James Barkley, John Cromer, Rob. Turges, John Bairley, Henry Wodall, James Loder, Ralph Bukberd, Fras. Haselden. Grooms: Hugh Edwardes, John Vavasour.
Knight: Sir Ric. Chomley. (Not described): Oliver Turnour, John Whytyngton, porter, the Under-porter, John Freynce, Rob. Hirdelston, John Williams, Ric. Birton, Hen. Hopkyns, Cadwalader John, Davy Jones, Ric. Babsey, John Auteknapp, Rob. Auler, Wm. Maddokkes, John Brokwall, George Todd, gaoler. Officers of the King's Ordynance: Wm. Huxley, Elys Hylton, John Yong. Grooms: Ric. Fawconer, Rob. Fyssher, John Wystowe, Humphrey Walker, Blace Billard, Pace Reynold, Henry Cramer, Wymond Godfrey, Wm. Lacryan, Roger Hyngelych, Edw. Hygges, Ric. Smyth, gardener, Chr. Wodland, smith, Walter Harowe, Miles Reynold.
The bp. of Ely, My lord of Canterbury. Lord: my lord Clyfford. Knights: Sirs John Hungerford, Rob. Plompton, Ric. York, John Dunham, George Forster, Rob. Poynys, Rob. Curson. Squires for the Body: John Awdeley, Th. Nevell, Wm. Plompton, Edm. Bray, Edw. Ferrers, Th. Moreton, Roger Townesend, Ric. Hungerford, Gerard Danett, George Guylford, John Gage, Chr. Willoughby, John Stanley. Gentlemen-ushers: Rob. Witell, Ric. Irton, Wm. Bulstrode, Wm. Husse, Th. Seyntmarten, John Pauncefort, Nic. Sterley, Ralph Worseley. Sewer: Th. Maston. Grooms: Mr. John the King's surgeon, Ric. Floyd, Henry the King's godson, Jankyn Floyd, Wm. Lambert, Ric. Smythe, Stephen the King's tailor, Th. James, Wm. Pertryche, Mr. John the King's sage French doctor, Mr. Martyn the King's fool, "For Phypp hys master" (this a separate entry), Th. Pownde, Crochett the King's armourer.
Knights: Sir John Ferrers, Sir Ric. Knyghtley. Chaplains: Mr. Sydename, Mr. Alkoke, Mr. Gundesalus, Mr. John Glynne, Mr. Salysbury, Mr. Ant. Fyssher, Mr. Weldon, Mr. Derley, Mr. Creton.
The Princess of Castell (sic, for Wales). Ladies: Dame Agnes Vanagas, Dame Maria de Gavara.Gentlewomen: Kateryn Fortes, Maria Saleinas, John de Quero wife, Kateryn Montoya. Chamberers: Kateryn de Gavara, Isabel de Vanegas. Knight: Mr. Salla. Gentleman: John de Quero. Chaplains: Mr. Petir Thamner (the almoner), Sir John Chaplyn. Yeomen: Fras. Phyllypp, Rodrego de Quero, John Pottycaryo, John de Skatea, Toreseus Teylour, Sancheo of the Wardrobe, Dego de Badelo, John Dolman, John Daragon. Footmen: Alonso, Gefferey, Francis Blake. Grooms of the Chamber: Wm. Kery, Ric. Ryley, Petie John, Rob. Hughs, Laurans. The Laundry: The lawnder, the lawnder wife.Grooms of the Stable: Hugh and Denys.
Knights: Sirs Rob. Lovell, Wm. Walgrave, Rog. Wentworthe, John Grene, Rob. Cotton, John Awdeley.Squires: Ralph Chamberleyn, Wm. Pyrton, Giles Alyngton. Knights: Sirs Wm. Tirwhyt, John Darrell, John Werberton, Samson Norton, Alex. Baynham, Hugh Luttrell, Wm. Perpoynt. Squires for the Body: Th. Cobham, Wm. Cope. Gentlemen-ushers: Lancelot Lowder, Edm. Pagenham. Sewers of the Chamber: Matthew Lye, Nic Sanford. Yeomen officers: Ralph Genett, John Stanton, Rysebank pursuivant, Helley the messenger. Grooms of the Chamber: Gilbert Lambert, John Harper, Hugh Pemerton, John Crossebowberer, Th. Beston. Page: John Segewyke.
Sir Th. Brandon. To the said Sir Thomas for 50 servants bearing tipped staves. To Sir John Carewe for other 50.
The children of the Chapel: Wm. Colman, Wm. Maxe, Wm. Alderson, Harry Meryell, John Williams, John Graunger, Arthur Lovekyn, Henry Andrewe, Nic. Ivy, Edw. Cooke, James Curteys. Abbots: Wynchecombe, Towrehill, Stratford, Seynt Albons, Waltham, the prior of Christchurch in London, abbots of Redyng and Westminster. The King's Guard: John Lewys James Burton, Roger Nicholas, and 43 others (named). Mr. Petir Carmelyon the King's secretary for the Latin tongue. Pirse the King's French cook. Squire for the Body: Th. Wadham. Henxmen: nine (not named), John Pultney, yeoman, Sir Patryk Hamilton. Lords: my lord of Dudley, the bp. of Landaff. Knights: Sirs Edm. Lucy, Rob. Throgmerton, Wm. Ascu, Th. Fetypace, Wm. Willoughby. Squires for the Body: Wm. Essex, John Dudley, Ric. Wrattesley, John Blount, Ant. Poynys, John Heydon, Wm. Paston, Th. Borough.Gentlemen-ushers: Wm. Stafford, Wm. Aucher, Marmaduke Constable, Chr. Throgmerton, Edw. Elderton, Th. Robertes, Edm. Welles, Giles Grevell, John Walshe, Hen. Fane. Sewers of the Chamber: Ph. Constable, Henry Cleyton, George Bekynsall, Wm. Wrattesley. Yeomen: Wm. Hamerton, Cornelys Aresmaker, John Thurston. Grooms of the Chamber: Th. Bekyngham, Th. Compton, George Gryffith, Humphrey Hill, Lebyas Dyghby, Hugh Annesley. Messengers: Oliver Kyghley, Chr. Goslyng, John Oterbury, Nic. Heynes, Wm. Ryton, Roger Barker, Leonard Wercop, John Gysell, Rob. Byerd, John Richardson, John Mortymer, Wm. Okeley, John Power. Painters: John Broun, Wm. Whytyng, John Wolfe. (Not described:) Hammell Clegg, Henry Roper, yeoman. Keeper of Greyhounds: Ric Dunnall, Th. Sergiaunt, John Bryght, Th. Williams. Wm. Forster keeper of the "place" at Richemond. Keeper of Crasslowe and Knottyng Barnes: James Hurleston, Ric. Gybons. The King's harriers: Ric. Bygges, prykker, Wm. Bond, Rob. Vines, Wm. Yngham, yeoman, John Gower, Piers Haulle and John Porter, grooms. Conducts of the King's bakehouse: John Kyng, Oliver Prestwyche, Wm. Watson, Rob. Coker, Edm. Baker, John Kyngeston. Keeper of the King's toils: Simon Bellake, James Rownall. Groom of the bottles with the Queen: John Bolton. Chief gardener at Richmond: John Ryen, Th. Swyft. The King's players: John Ynglyssh, Th. Scotte, Bart. Hamond, Th. Sydburgh, Ric. Gybson. Squires of the Household: Rob. Wystowe, John Kendale. (Not described:) Rowland de Bountisse. Surveyor for the King at the Dresser: Wm. Edwardes. Conducts of the Bakehouse: John Jenyns, Ph. Acton, Th. Freman.
Delivered to Mr. Doctor Ednam, the King's almoner, at Richmond 330 gowns with hoods and 200 hoods for torchbearers, and at Southwark 100 gowns with hoods.
Beadmen at Westminster: Sir John Tenenth, priest, Laur. Gascoign and 11 others (named). The King's Guard: Rob. Brekynden, James Oldefeld, Wm. Weston, and 20 others (named).
Lords: The bp. of Hereford, my lord Fitzwaren. Knights: Sir John Longvile, Sir Rob. Constable, Mr. John Collett dean of Powles, Mr. Rob. Langton, Mr. Henry Idiall, Mr. Ormeston. Squires for the Body: Ralph Salenger, Ric. Malevery, Ric. Tempest, Wm. Broun, Edw. Croft, John Croft, Th. Poyntz.Gentlemen-ushers: Ric. Rokeby, John Monson, John Penycok, John Apilston, Edw. Conwey, Th. Grene. Grooms of the Chamber: Th. Colebrande, John Higford. Squires for the Body: Wm. Fynche, Th. Pultney. Gentleman-usher: John Jefford. Clerk of the Spicery: John Ketilsby. Yeomen: John Williams, Wm. Dychebourne, Rob. Baker. Groom: John Buttyll. Wm. Croughton, hosier. Piers Harreson, ferrour. Trumpets: John Hert, Th. Wrey, John Scarlet, John Frere, John Strutt, Rob. Wrey.
John Erneley the King's Attorney. Wm. Porter, Clerk of the Crown. Edw. Lewknour, gentleman-usher.Groom: Th. Hert. Squire for the Body: Charles Clyfford. Knights: Sir Ph. Caltropp, Sir Ph. Tylney.Squire for the Body: John Shelton.
Lords: Stourton, Souche. Knights: Sirs Wm. Gascoign, John Rodney, John Aston. Squires for the Body: George Hastynges, John Souche, Chr. Baynham, Th. Stafford, Henry Myle, Rob. Sutton, John Butler, Rob. Straunge, Maurice Barkeley, Wm. Chetwyn, Miles Gerarde. Gentlemen-ushers: Th. Totoft, Roger Mynour, Th. Denes, Ric. Blount, Wm. Crowmer, John Dawnce. Grooms of the Chamber: Edm. Wortley, Rob. Folyoll, Matth. Kerdeff, John Frye, John Hune, messenger. Knights: Sirs Th. Butteler, Piers Lee, Ric. Bold. Squires for the Body: John Laurance, Henry Faryngton. Gentleman-usher: Hamlett Haryngton.
The Princess of Castell. Ladies: Lady Kateryn, Lady Fitzwater, my lady of Kent, Lady Anne Percy, Lady Goredon, Lady Verney, Lady Marson, Gentlewomen: Mrs. Redyng mistress to the Princess, Mrs. Catisby, Mrs. Denes, Mrs. Weston, Mrs. Jernyngham, Mrs. Anne Buknam, Mrs. Jane Popyncourte, Mrs. Kateryn, Eliz. Borton, Eliz. Bradshawe, Mrs. Anne Sapcote. Chamberlain: Sir Ralph Verney.Chaplains: Sir Edmund Collerton, Sir Th. Turnour, Sir John Hardyng. Gentleman-usher: Mr. Ryder.Sewer: Th. Shurley. Yeomen: Henry Calyse, Arnold Challerton, Reynold Golder, Th. Holden, John Umbell, Henry Bryche, Th. Hanboc, Rob. Fazakerley. Grooms: John Duffeld, Tremayne, Rob. Ragdale, Rob. Gateley, Alexander, George Ryder, Thomas groom-porter, Owen Whitston, William Amner (almoner), Dave the butler, John Stede, launder. Knights: Sir Rob. Clere, Sir Th. Wodows. Delivered to Wm. Hatclyff 30 gowns and 10 hoods for "persons that bare staff torches."
Yeoman: James Revet. Knights: Sir Nic. Wadham, Sir John Lysle. Lyon king at arms in Scotland. Wm. Cheny, yeoman. Not described (but most of them are named as wax-chandlers in the preceding accounts for torches, etc.): Mrs. Peke, John Asshe, Stephen Warde, John Monke, John Bateman, Ric. Marryffe and 31 others (named). Godfrey Lawter, yeoman of the Crown. Walter Foster, Clerk of the Works. Sir Ralph Ellarcar. Th. Strangwysshe.
Mr. Thomas Williams, parson of St. Andrews, Laurence Gower, Ric. Radclyff, Ric. Newton, Ric. Blakwell, rent gatherer of the Wardrobe, John Neele, Wm. Benstede, Wm. Gisnam, "subportitor" of the Wardrobe, Chr. Whitelok, porter there.
For saddles of the Princesses of Wales and Castell and ladies.
The King's Household: My lord Steward, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Comptroller. The Comptyng House: Mr. Cofferer, Mr. Wm. Hatclyff, Mr. John Bountayn, Mr. John Myklow, John Robyns, Wm. Saxilby, yeoman, Wm. Blaknall, Th. Darell, Henry Hawker, groom, Th. Hanna. The Bakehouse: Ric. Guylle, serjeant, John Bartilmewe. Henry Freny, John Skern, Hugh Mathewe, John Adams, groom, Henry Perken. The Pantry: Ric. Brampton, gentleman, Nic. Clyff, yeoman, Griffith Ewyn, Wm. Busshe, John Knolles, Rob. Rochester, Ric. Carpenter, groom, John Egleston, Rob. Johnson, Th. Blythe, Th. Brampton. The Cellar: Stephen Cope, serjeant, John Brent, yeoman, George Wytham, groom, Th. Annesley, yeoman, John Grymdych, Th. Perker, Brian Annesley, Ralph Annesley, Alan Kyng, Edw. Woode. The Buttery: Wm. Dawdy, Wm. Fytton, Edw. ApJohn, John Gylmyn, George Ducworthe, John Saulkyll, Th. Annesley, Ric. Perker, Wm. Kerne, Th. Coke, Wm. Bowman. The Pyttcherhouse: Th. Orme, George Vanhorn, Wm. Depyng, John Parr, John Man, Edm. Westcotte, John Stanbank. The Spycere: Nicholas (sic) Hill, Nic. Hurleton, John Mery, Wm. Herde. The Confeccionary: Ric. Babham, serjeant, Rob. Dowker, John Wolbaston, Wm. Towres. The Waffrey: Rob. Burgh, Rob. Alee. The Chaundrey: John Cheseman, serjeant, Wm. Rutter, yeoman, John Symond, Ric. Marston, groom, Wm. Coterell, Rob. Spurnell, page. The Ewery: John Wrey, serjeant, Edm. Levesey, yeoman, Wm. Wymbysshe, groom, Wm. Dawtry, yeoman, Wm. Davyth, groom, John Edwardes, groom, George Wrey, page, Th. Weldyng, page. Lawndrey: Hugh Deane, yeoman, Rob. Bryce, Th. Mores, and Th. Judde, grooms, John Sutton and John Mylte, pages. The Kechyn: John Shurley, master clerk, Ant. Lyght, 2nd clerk, John Cony, 3rd clerk, Th. Barow, master cook, Wm. Beryman, Robt. Edlyn, yeoman, John Hunt, yeoman, James Dale, Rob. Menfeld, Wm. Bolton, and George Nelson, grooms, "three children," Wm. Lowman, master cook, Wm. Bryce, Gilbert Alynson and Nic. Lenton, yeomen, Nic. Wilson, Wm. Meryman and Lancelot Clerk, grooms, "four children." The Larder: John Rycroft, serjeant, Ralph Damport, clerk, John Foster, yeoman, Th. Assheley, groom, John Gogh, yeoman, John Dale, yeoman, Ric. Appulby, Rob. Warner and James Myghell, grooms, Rob. Wylkynson and Th. Deane, pages, The Bowlynghouse: Roger Elys, yeoman, Wm. Stephyns and Th. Russell, grooms.The Accatry: Brian Roche, serjeant, Th. Birkes. clerk, Edm. Sherp, John Stratton, Wm. Hunnyng, Ph. Teylour, Wm. Sybthorp, John Plome, Th. Randall and Rob. Newman, yeoman, Th. Ravyn, Rob. Stayneford and Rob. Stamford, grooms, Ric. Cudde, herdman. The Pultry: Th. Englysshe, serjeant, Wm. Bound, clerk, Wm. Burwell, Th. Strode and Nic. Warde, yeomen, John Lylly and Th. Shalford, grooms, John Clynche, page. The Scaldyng-house: Wm. Thomson, yeoman, Ric. Hyll, Roger Kylwarde, Th. Hervy and Rob. Levsham, grooms. The Scullary: John Sterkey, serjeant, Ric. Anyden, clerk, John Loveday, Th. Tylly and John Herres, yeomen, Boyt Joyes, John Barnaby and James Skelton, grooms, Wm. Foly John, Wm. Rice, page, Lewes John, page, "four children." The Salsre. Ric. Pytter, serjeant, Ant. Nele, clerk, John Fulmer, yeoman, John Coignocle, yeoman, Ralph Holyns, John Souneman and Gilbert Burgh, grooms, "four children." Marshalles of the Hall: Chr. Vyncent, John Stephyn, John Lytcote, John Gyttons. The Hall: Wm. Lathbury, serjeant, Ric. Lee, clerk, Wm. Chace, Ric. Benson and John Hewett, yeomen, Edw. Oseley, John Kyllyngworth, groom, John Perker, John Savell and John Hankyn, grooms, Rob. Clerk, page. The Porters: Thos. Fogg, serjeant, Evan Ap Rice, Th. Grevys and John Lynsey, yeomen, Rob. Thorney and Hugh Janyns, grooms. Harbegours: Th. Mathew, gentleman, Humphrey Wylde, Ric. Twety, Th. Warde and John Crasswell, yeomen. The Amners: Doctor Ednam, Sir John Hawkesford, John Hether, yeoman, Ric. Dyues, groom, Th. Frauncesse, yeoman, John Day, groom, Ant. Lowe, groom, "two children." Sewers of the Hall: Edw. Otheney, Wm. Fynall, John Segesmond, John Lloid. Surveyours of the Hall: Th. Rider, Th. Mangall.Carte takers: John Uvedale, yeoman, John Sharp groom. The Juhelhouse: John Heron, John Treis, yeoman, Ric. Alee, yeoman, John Porthe, Th. Alestre, Ric. à Tryce, Rob. Fowler, John Jenyns, yeoman. The Confessor of the Household: Mr. Robert Yong. Clerks of the King's Private Seale: Rob. Bolman, Wm. Purde, Rob. Samson, Ric. Kylte, Th. Robyns. Clerks of the Signett: Henry Reygnold, George Assheby, Wm. Salford, Brian Tuke, John Millet. The Sarvytours of the Hall: Rob. Whytlok, Rob. Dyker, Th. Dederych, Henry Kyghley, Edm. Samson, Reynold Hylles, Ric. Stylbarn, Mores Kydhowen, John Gowgh, Simon Syms, Rob. Coll, Roland Roosse. The King's Chapell: The Dean, the Sub-dean, Sir Roger Norton, Sir John Kyte, Sir Wm. Toft, Sir John Annes, Sir John Cole, Sir John Fowler, Edw. John, Wm. Neward, Wm. Broun, John Sydburgh, Rob. Feyrefax, Wm. Cornysshe, Henry Wylkyns, John Penne, John Petwyn, Th. Syxtyn, Wm. Sturton, Rob. Penne, John Fyssher, John Wever, Wm. Crane, John Smythe, Henry Stephynson, Wm. Dobney, the Serjeant of the Vestry, John Buntyng, yeoman, Nic. Hornclyff, Rob. Hawkyns, pysteler, Geffrey groom of the Vestry. Esquyers of Household: Ric. Harecourt, Stephen Flemmyng, Ph. Jones, John Broke, Henry Smythe, John Nele, Th. Anlaby. The Mynstrelles: John Chambre, marshal, John Furnes, Th. Spencer, Th. Grenyng, Th. Mayre, John Avys, Ric. Waren, Th. Peion, "Tabrettes with other": Marquesse Loreden, Janyn Marquesyn, Ric. Annos. Officers of the Stable: Ant. Carleton, George Hamerton. yeoman, Wm. Davie, Nic. Maior and Th. Dey, yeomen, John Reynold, John Bell, John Custans, Rob. Dale, Ric. Perker, Wm. Kendall, Nic. Frenchman, John Teylour, Th. Davell, Ric. Broke, Michael Ceyton, Alex. Watmor, Wm. Sugden, Th. Anten, Dennis Joesshe, Hugh Lloid, "the clerk and the yeoman servants (two persons)." The King's Surgeon: Mr. Wm. Adderston. The King's Stable: Wm. Pawne, avener, Rob. Turke, clerk, Gervaise Bukland, George Lovekyn, Rob. Elyott, Ric. Camryngham, serjeant, Rob. Bartram, Ric. Anseley, Walter Harper, Wm. Gygyll, Wm. Hortop, Henry Bryan, George Colbrond, John Grene, yeoman, John Perok, Th. Wilson, Wm. Bolan, Wm. Style, Th. Brewster, John Cokkes, John Colyns. Delivered to George Lovekyn for 7 hoods and tippets for "the mourners that rode upon the chare horses. Courssourmen: Wm. Cobbe, Th. Butler, Rob. Lee, James Jackson, Ric. Merydew, Edw. Smyth, John Rygmeydon, Rob. Gomell, John Feroyll, John Loksmyth, Edw. Ewstace, Th. Sewe, Th. Dawson. Footmen: Benet Mongombrey, Th. Trystrame, Andrew de Fosse, Petie John. Grooms of the Hackneys and of the Bottles: Wm. Wood, Th. Dale, Henry Webbe, Nic. Perwyte, John Williams.Grooms and sumptermen: John Kebett, Wm. Wilson, Th. Towres, John Felton, John Wether, Th. Else, Ph. Franke, Th. Turner, John Halyday, Ric. Grenewood, Wm. Copyn, John Pygrym, Wm. Sawell, Wm. Breton. Pages: Wm. Bygges, Wm. Magotson. Knights: Sir Th. Ynglesfeld. Auditors: Th. Hobson, Rob. Watnoo. Th. Tamworth, John Saxey. Tenants of the Wardrobe: John Spede and 9 others (named).
Hangings for Richmond, "Polles quere" and Westminster church, delivered, respectively, to Ralph Jenet, yeoman of the Wardrobe of Beds, Thomas Englysshe, serjeant of the Poultry and Richard (sic) Hyll, clerk of the Spicery.
Large paper, pp. 127.
S.P. Hen. VIII.
229, f. 1.
2. Draft details of painters' work as in § 1, viz. 2,160 "schochins of metall," 2,940 "schochins in colours," [26 coats of arms] (fn. 4) , 5 banners, 15 "schochins of past," 118 "schochins on sarcenet," 1,014 "pencellis," 3 "magesties," 56 "banerolles," "rachementis and bordres" &c.; the list ending with "two broidered coats, the one to be offered and the other for Garter King of Arms," mantles of "black cloth of gold that served the helm with the crown," and the sarcenet and ratchements requisite for "the magesty at Westmynster" and "the mageste at Pawles."
Large paper, mutilated, pp. 8.
Arundel MS. 26,
3. Description of the removal of Henry VII's corpse "from his oratory or secret closet to his chapel" in his manor of Richmond. The mourners within the barriers were then the Earls of Essex and Derby, and Lords Fitzwater, Willoughby, Barnesse, Ferres, Greys of Dorset and Anthony. Without the barrier were six bannerets and knights, viz. Sir Edward Stanley, Sir Henry Willoughby, Sir Thomas Fenis, Sir Matthew Browne, Sir William Vampaige and Sir Thomas Brian. These watched until the relief watch at 8 or 9 p.m. On Friday were three masses, 1, by the Dean of the Chapel, 2, by the abbot of Winchcombe, and 3, by the bp. of Rochester; and the mourners were the Earl of Kent and Lords FitzHew, De Lawarre, Dacre of the North, Broke, "Ric." and "Anthony Igrers of Dorset," with the following bannerets and knights, Sir Davy Owen "causa sanguinis," Sir Ric. FitzLewis, Sir John Bowth, Sir Matthew Browne, Sir Thomas Brian and Sir Ric. Fowler.
On Saturday were three masses, by the King's almoner, the abbot of Tower Hill, and the bp. of Llandaff; and the mourners were the Earl of Essex, Lords Clifford, Willoughby, Dacre, Hastyngis, Barnesse and John, and Sir Henry Wileby, Sir John Bowth, Sir Matthew Browne, Sir Thomas Brian, Sir Thomas Trenchard and Sir Wm. Vampaige.
Harl. MS. 6079,
4. Narrative account (brief) of the interment of Henry VII.
After the body had been embalmed, &c., it was brought out of the privy chamber to the great chamber and rested there three days, on each day three masses and dirges being sung by a mitred prelate; then carried to the hall for three days with like services; then to the chapel for three days. On Wednesday, 9 May, the corse was brought in a chariot drawn by five great coursers (trappings and attendance briefly described) from Richmond to St. George's in the Field (met there by clergy), London Bridge (met there by the mayor, &c.) and St. Paul's, where it was placed in the choir under a goodly hearse, and there was mass and a sermon by the bp. of Rochester, "during which time the King's household, with the mourners, reposed them in the bishop's palace." Next day the corse was removed to Westminster, Sir Edward Howard, on a courser trapped with the arms of the defunct, bearing the King's banner. There it was set under "a curious hearse made of 9 principalles full of lights which were all lighted." Brief description of hearse and ceremonies. Next day, after three masses and the offerings, the choir sang Libera me, the body was put in the earth, the Lord Treasurer, Lord Steward, Lord Chamberlain, Lord Treasurer and Comptroller of the King's household "brake their staves and cast them into the grave," Garter proclaimed Henry VIII and all the mourners and attendants "departed to the Palace where they had a great and sumptuous feast."
In a later hand, pp. 3.
Harl. MS. 3504,
5. "This is the manner of bringing of King Henry's corpse the 7th, from Richmonde, where he departed to God the 21th day of April the 24th year of his reign, unto St. Pawles Churche in London; and also of his conveyance from thence to the abbey of Westminster, where he, a prince most royal, was solemnly interred, which was the tenth day of May the first year of the reign of King Henry the Eighth, 1485 (sic)."
First came riding through the city of London the sword bearer and vice-chamberlain of London with two of the masters of the Bridgehouse to set the crafts in array. Then came the King's messengers, two and two "with their boxes at their breasts," trumpeters and minstrels. Then the Florentines, Venetians, Portingals, Spaniards, Frenchmen, Easterlings. Then gentlemen ushers, chaplains having no dignity, squires for the Body. Then the aldermen and sheriffs. Then came riding two heralds in coat armour, a knight mourner on a courser trapped with black velvet bearing the King's standard, "whose name is Sir Edward Darrell, after whom came knights," chaplains of dignity as deans and other, the King's Council and Knights of the Garter not being lords,* the Chief Justice of Common Pleas, Chief Baron, Chief Justice of King's Bench, Master of the Rolls; then the Crowched Friars on foot, the four orders of Friars singing; the canons of all places in London singing; the King's chapel in their surplices and grey amices singing. Then came riding all the temporal lords and barons on the left hand and the abbots and bishops on the right. Then rode Sir Davie Owen bearing a steel helmet with a gold crown, Sir Edward Howard (second son of the Earl of Surrey, treasurer) armed with the King's harness, his face discovered and bearing the King's battle-axe head downward resting on his foot; Sir Thomas Fynes bearing a rich armour embroidered with the arms of England; the Mayor of London carrying his mace. Then came the chariot bearing the corse (panoply and attendance described). Then followed the Duke of Buckingham, Earls of Arundel, Northumberland, Shrewsbury, Surrey, Essex, "and other, to the number of nine, being Knights of the Garter" (fn. 5) ; then nine henchmen on coursers trapped with black velvet the three foremost bearing "three caps of maintenance which three Popes had sent the King," the next three bearing rich swords point downwards, the seventh bearing "a target of the arms of England otherwise called a shield crowned," the eighth a helmet with a lion of gold on it, the ninth a spear covered with black velvet. Then followed Sir Thomas Brandon, Master of the Horse, leading a courser trapped with black velvet embroidered with the arms of England; then Lord Darcy, Captain of the Guard, with the Guard and many other gentlemen.
At the west door of St. Paul's the bp. of London revested and mitred, received the corse. Describes how it was borne into the church, how the bp. officiated, assisted by the abbots of St. Albans and Reading. The Lords then departed to the bp.'s palace, watch was kept by the corse, and on the morrow were sung three masses by the Dean of Powles, the bp. of Lincoln, and the bp. of London; and the bp. of Rochester preached. Then all went to dinner and, at their return, before 1 p.m., the corse was solemnly borne back to the chariot and conveyed through Fleet Street and Charing Cross, where the abbots of Westminster, St. Albans, Reading and Winchcombe, revested and mitred, with the whole convent of Westminster, met and accompanied it to the west door of Westminster abbey; and there the abps. of Canterbury and York received and censed it. Subsequent service, at which the bp. of Norwich read the first lesson, the bp. of Lincoln the second, and the abp. of Canterbury the third. The lords then departed to the King's palace, all save certain knights appointed to watch. On the morrow the lords were in the church before six o'clock, masses were sung (1) by the abbot of Westminster, (2) by the bp. of Winchester with the abbot of St. Albans as his deacon and abbot of Reading as sub-deacon, and (3) by the abp. of Canterbury with the bp. of Lincoln as deacon and bp. of Norwich as sub-deacon. Describes the subsequent ceremony minutely, from a herald's point of view, noting how the Earl of Derby and the Earl of Aroun "otherwise called the Scottish lord" stood together, how Sir Edward Howard rode into the church, the offerings made, &c.
Copy in a later (Elizabethan) hand, pp. 15.
Sp. Transcr. Ser. I., No. 5, f. 18. R. O.
21. FERDINAND, KING OF ARAGON, to HENRY VIII.
Condolence on the death of his father. Considers him his son and will always be ready to aid him,—with an army if need be. Begs credence for Membrilla as to the marriage with Princess Katharine. Valladolid, 11 May, 1509.
See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II. (No. 4), where are also abstracts of other letters of the same date, viz.:
ii. Letter from Ferdinand to Katharine (No. 5).
iii. Power from Joanna of Castile to Fuensalida (No. 6).
iv. Letter of instructions to Membrilla from Almazan (No. 7).
Spanish. Modern transcripts from Simancas, (i) pp. 3, (ii) pp. 2, (iii) pp. 4 and (iv) pp. 2.
Ib. f. 14. R. O.
22. FERDINAND, KING OF ARAGON, to FUENSALIDA.
News of the King of England's death has arrived. If it be true, the French will intrigue to prevent the young King's marrying Katharine. Directs him to persuade the King to marry her without delay. He must not speak to the Princess at present about her confessor unless the latter opposes the marriage. Had determined to send a prelate as ambassador, but has now changed his mind as the sending of a new ambassador would cause delay. Undated.
See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II. No. 3. Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 7.
Ib. f. 26. R. O.
23. FERDINAND, KING OF ARAGON, to FUENSALIDA.
After writing the other letters herewith, received his despatches of 23 and 27 April. The King's marriage with his brother's widow is lawful as the Pope has given a dispensation. It will assure union between the countries, and the marriage of Princess Mary and Prince Charles depends upon it. The King would commit sin by breaking his betrothal; and he may see that the King of Portugal, who has married two sisters, (fn. 6) is blessed with a numerous offspring and lives happily. Told John Stile that he would not ratify the marriage of Archduke Charles with Princess Mary, only because he wished the agreeable news that he would now ratify it to be conveyed by his own ambassador.
See Spanish Calendar Vol. II. No. 8. Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 2.
Exch. Dipl. 726. R. O. Rymer, XIII., 249.
24. [27.] KATHARINE OF ARAGON AND PRINCESS MARY.
Commission of Ferdinand, King of Aragon, to Guter Gomez de Fuensalida, Preceptor de la Membrilla, of the Order of St. James de Spata, resident orator and counsellor in England, authorizing him, 1, to confirm the treaty made with Henry VII for Katharine's marriage, 2, to undertake, in the name of the King of Arragon, that the dower promised and paid for Katharine his daughter shall not be re-demanded by him, or by her; 3, to ratify and confirm certain points agreed upon between the Emperor Maximilian and Margaret, Governess of the Netherlands, in the name of Charles Prince of Castile, relative to the marriage between him and Princess Mary, sister of Henry VIII. Valladolid, 11 May, 1509. Signed.
Latin. Red seal. See below, No. 26.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 229, f. 5. R. O.
2. Contemporary copy (very ill transcribed) of § 1. with the words fratrem amisimus filium recuperavimus underlined.
Latin. pp. 3.
Vesp, C. XII. 284. B.M. Exch. Dipl. 723. R. O.
3. Modern copy, from which Rymer printed.
4. [28.] Like commission by Johanna of Castile. Valladolid, 11 May, 1509. Signed by Ferdinand. (fn. 7)
Latin. Red seal, perfect.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 1, f. 10. R. O.
25. [30 (2).] SIR HARRY MARNEY.
Appointment as Captain of the Guard and Vice-Chamberlain. (See GRANTS IN MAY, No. 9.)
Modern copy, p. 1.
Sp. Transcr., Ser. I., No. 5, f. 28. R. O.
26. FERDINAND AND JOHANNA.
Original minute of No. 24 § 1, 4, bearing date Valladolid, 12 May, 1509.
Latin. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 7. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II. No. 9.
27. GEORGE, EARL OF SHREWSBURY.
Chamberlain of the Exchequer, See GRANTS IN MAY, No. 10.
Deeds A., 12790. R. O.
Foeffment, by Thomas Weyle, bp. of Panados in Thrace (Panadensis) and vicar of Nuneton, and others, of land in Nuneton. See Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, Vol. V, p. 384.
Royal MS. 13 B. II. 49b. (No. 124.) B.M.
29. [31.] JAMES IV.
Charter granting the dignity of knighthood to Christopher Galiache (or Galiace), of San Severino, who is staying with him. "Apud Castellum (q. Capellam ?) divi Michaelis, Sterlingorum," 14 May, 1509.
Latin. Copy, p. 1.
Sp. Transcr., Ser. I., No. 5, f. 32. R. O.
30. FERDINAND, KING OF ARAGON, to FUENSALIDA.
Wrote by John de Azcotia on the 11th. Money. Has told John Stile, who had sent unfavourable reports, that he was willing to ratify the marriage with Prince Charles and thus there should be perpetual union between himself, England, the Prince Charles and the Emperor. Stile thought the marriage with Princess Katharine would thereupon shortly be concluded. On condition that this takes place without delay, he is really disposed to ratify the marriage with Prince Charles. Fuensalida must reconcile himself with Princess Katharine. She wrote that her wedding would soon be celebrated if the old King were to die. 14 May, 1509.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 2. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II. No. 10.
Sp. Transcr., Ser. I., No. 5, f. 34. R. O.
31. FERDINAND, KING OF ARAGON, to KATHARINE, PRINCESS OF WALES.
Declined to ratify the marriage with Prince Charles because he knew that the old King was neither his friend nor hers. Her marriage and that of Prince Charles secure the most important alliance of himself, the Emperor, Prince Charles and England; and therefore she must now show what she can do, and advise his ambassador, seeing that she once wrote that her marriage would be easy if the late King were to die. He and his kingdom are at the King of England's disposal if her marriage takes place. 14 May, 1509.
Spanish. Modern transcription from Simancas, pp. 2. See Spanish Calendar, II. No. 11.
The same expression is used in a fuller letter to Maximilian, upon the same subject, dated Jedburgh, 8 Dec. 1507 (Epp. Reg. Sc., I. 90). Probably 1507 is an error for 1508; and perhaps this letter also was written in December 1508 although, from its position in the series, it has been assigned to a later year.
There is a note on f. 118b. to the effect that the Duke of Buckingham, the two abps., the bp. of Winchester, Lord Treasurer, Lord Chamberlain, Mr. Secretary, Sir Th. Lovell, the Under-treasurer and the Master of the Rolls were allowed extra servants "because that they were executors to our said Sovereign lord the King."
See footnote on last page.
See No. 37.
Emanuel, King of Portugal, married, successively, Isabella and Mary, sisters of Katharine of Aragon.
The signature "Yo el Rey," as in § 1.
32. JOHN, EARL OF OXFORD.
Admiral of England and other offices. See GRANTS IN MAY, Nos. 11–14, 56.
Sanuto, VIII. 259.
Motion passed, 16 May, 1509, to write to the new King of England congratulating him and promising the sending of a solemn embassy. To the Ambassador was written about the reverse (sinistro) (fn. 1) received; and orders to move the King against France.
S.P. Hen. VIII. 1, f, 29. R. O.
34. [39(2).] SIR JOHN PECCHE.
Appointment as Lieutenant of Ruysbank. (See GRANTS IN MAY, No. 17.)
Modern copy, pp. 2.
35. CHARLES, LORD HERBERT.
Offices. See GRANTS IN MAY, Nos. 21–24.
36. SIR HENRY MARNEY.
Steward of the Duchy of Cornwall. See GRANTS IN MAY, No. 26.
Anstis, Order of the Garter, I. 269.
37. THE GARTER.
Chapter of the Order of the Garter held at Greenwich, 18 May, 1 Henry VIII, at which the following nominations to the vacant stalls were made, viz. by:--
D. of Buckingham named:—Princes, K. of Aragon, D. of Urbino, E. of Derby: barons, Lords Haward, Matrevers and Darcy: knights, Sir Henry Marney, Sir Nic. Vaux, Sir Henry Verney.
E. of Oxford.—P., as above: b., Dudley, Darcy, Latymer: k., Sir Henry Marney, Sir David Owen, Sir Hen. Wylloughby.
E. of Kent.—P., as above: b., Haward, Dudley, Darcy: k., Sir Hen. Marney, Sir Edw. Stanley, Sir Hen. Wylloughby.
E. of Arundel.—P., as above: b., Barnesse, Dudley, Darcy: k., Stanley, Marney, Vaux.
E. of Surrey.—P., as above: b., Darcy, Dudley, Latymer: k., Sir Marm. Constable, Owen, Marney.
E. of Essex.—P., K. of Arragon, K. of Hungary, D. of Urbino: b., E. of Derby, Lord Dudley, Lord Darcy: k. Wylloughby, Marney, Vaux.
E. of Northumberland.—P., K. of Portugal, K. of Hungary, D. of Urbino: b., as named by Essex: k., Vaux, Marney, Sir Th. Hungerford.
E. of Shrewsbury.—P., as Buckingham: b. and k., as by Essex.
E. of Devon.—P., as above: b., as by Kent: k., Owen, Marney, Wylloughby.
Lord Herbert.—P., Hungary, Urbino, Derby: b., as by Kent: k., Marney, Verney, Vaux.
Sir Th. Lovell.—P., as by Essex: b., as Kent: k., as Essex.
Sir Th. Brandon (fn. 2) .—P., as by Buckingham: b., Darcy, Dudley, Hastyngs: k., Marney, Vaux, Sir Ric. Maners.
Sir Edw. Poynyngs.—P., as by Essex: b., Dudley, Darcy, Hastyngs: k., Marney, Hungerford, Sir Wm. Sandys.
Thereupon the King, with the assent of the knights present, declared Lords Darcy and Dudley chosen; and they were admitted at Windsor 21 May following.
Sp. Transcr., Ser. I., No. 5, f. 38. R. O.
38. FERDINAND, KING OF ARAGON, to FUENSALIDA.
Couriers despatched on 11 and 14 May. While finding bills of exchange for the 100,000 sc., his letters of the 8th inst. arrived, showing that he had arranged with the Privy Council for the marriage of the Princess. Does not send the money in cash because if sent by sea it might arrive late, and if sent by land might be taken by the French. Arrangement with Augustin de Vivaldo for payment. Marriage of Prince Charles. The best thing he can do is to forget what has passed between him and the Princess Katharine and work for the speedy conclusion of the marriage. He must not complain of her to anyone in England.
See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II. No. 13.
ii. Account of payments made for the dower of Princess Katharine. Ib., No. 14.
Spanish. Modern transcripts from Simancas, pp. 5 and pp. 4.
Ib., f. 43. R. O.
39. FERDINAND, KING OF ARAGON, to KATHARINE, PRINCESS OF WALES.
His joy at the arrangement of her marriage, as learnt by her letters of the 6th. inst. To show how he values the King's friendship, has consented to the marriage of Prince Charles and a treaty of closer alliance. Sorry to hear what his ambassador has done, who was sent to England to forward her marriage and obey her, and seems to have acted from ignorance. Would send another, but delay is dangerous. She must forgive him and treat him courteously, as he must be present at her wedding. Afterwards he shall be recalled and another sent. Francesco Grimaldo she must also treat courteously, as he is to pay her dower.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 3. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II. No. 15.
Ib., f. 36. R. O.
40. ALMAZAN to KATHARINE, PRINCESS OF WALES.
King Ferdinand, who refused certain demands of Henry VII, knowing that the latter would never marry her to his son, grants to the present King all that he denied to the father. He loves her most of all his children and for her sake considers the King as a son to whom he will communicate all his secrets and from whom he expects equal confidence. The King, the Queen, after confinement, and the Queen Infanta are well. Spain is prosperous. Valladolid, 18 May, 1509.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 2. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II. No. 12.
41. SIR RANDOLPH BRERETON.
Chamberlain of Chester. See GRANTS IN MAY, No. 40.
Add. Ch. 12513. B.M.
42. SCOTS IN FRANCE.
Warrant by Jehan Stuart, lieutenant of Mons. d'Aubigny, captain of the town of Har, and the four governors (named) of the said town, for payment to Jehan de Lisle, of 4l. 13s. 9d. for three carteronsof hurdles for the fortifications. Dated 19 May, 1509. Signed.
Small parchment endorsed with memorandum of receipt.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 1, f. 31. R. O.
43. [64(2).] SIR EDWARD HOWARD.
Appointment as King's banner bearer. (See GRANTS IN MAY, No. 42.)
Modern copy, p. 1.
44. HUMPHREY CONYNGESBY and WILLIAM GREVYLE.
Justices. See GRANTS IN MAY, No. 50.
Misc. Book 253, T.R. No. 10. R. O.
45. [18.] BUCKINGHAM.
Memorandum that John Atkyns, alias Blokley, and John Lambard, burgesses and bailiffs, have delivered, by Ric. Langston, into the King's receipt at Westminster, in Hilary term, 24 Hen. VII, a bushel and gallon of brass for the town of Buckingham; also in Easter term, 1 Hen. VIII. a yard of brass for the said town.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 229, f. 7. R. O.
46. THE KING'S RECORDS.
Note of a payment of 53s. 4d. to Thomas Danyell, John Wodhall and Wm. Horde, officers of the Receipt, and eight persons with them for five days, cleaning the three treasuries containing the King's records, viz. one within the abbey of Westminster and the other two within the Receipt aforesaid, "per breve generale currens de Privato Sigillo Termino Pasche anno primo Regis nunc." Amount entered and signed by Sir John Cutte.
Latin. Small paper, p. 1.
47. SIR NICHOLAS WADHAM.
Captain of the Isle of Wight. See GRANTS IN MAY, Nos. 57, 80.
48. SIR JOHN HUSSEY.
Pardon. See GRANTS IN MAY, Nos. 63, 66.
Le Glay, Corresp. de Maximilian et de Marguerite, I, 145.
49. MAXIMILIAN to MARGARET OF SAVOY.
* * *
Has received the two letters of ratification of the treaty of marriage of the Archduke Charles which the bailly of Amont last brought from England, in place of the others he left there, which the Emperor has cancelled. * * * Rierty, 25 May, 1509.
Eras. Ep. [Edit. Allen, I. No. 214.]
50. WARHAM to ERASMUS.
Promises him 150 nobles at his arrival if he will come and spend the rest of his life in England.
Eras. Ep. IV. 6. [Edit. Allen, I. No. 215.]
51. [5736.] WM. LORD MOUNTJOY to ERASMUS.
Is assured that he will cease to mourn when he learns that Henricus Octavus, or rather Octavius, has succeeded his father. What may not Erasmus augur of a prince whose admirable disposition is so well known to him—whose friendship he possesses—and from whom Erasmus has received a letter written wholly with his own hand? If he could see how nobly, how wisely, the prince behaves, is sure he would hasten to England. All England is in ecstasies. Extortion is put down—liberality is the order of the day. When the King was saying to Mountjoy, a few days since, he wished he had more learning, Mountjoy told him, this was not expected of him, but that he should patronize learned men. On which Henry replied: "Certainly; we could hardly live without them." Had received two letters from Erasmus, dated Rome, 29th and 30th April; is glad to be consulted, and have an opportunity of removing his anxieties. Advises him to visit England. Instead of being under obligation to Mountjoy, Mountjoy feels he is under obligations to Erasmus he can never repay, for Erasmus has conferred immortality upon him. Has received his Adagia; disowns the liberal compliments with which Erasmus loads him; for who will endure to hear him styled literatissimus? The work is highly commended especially by (Warham) abp. of Canterbury, who sends him 5l. for his journey hither, and promises him a living. Mountjoy adds 5l. more. Is sorry Erasmus did not have his health in Italy; never wished his going there. Incloses a bill for the money. Greenwich, 6 kl. Jun.
52. PRINCESS KATHARINE OF ARAGON.
Bond of Francesco Grimaldi, Luigi de Vivaldo and Dominico Lomelyn for 45,000 ducats on account of the dower of Princess Katharine of Aragon. London, 30 May, 1509.
See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II. No. 16.
Ven. Transcr. 176, p. 28. R. O.
53. DOGE and SENATE of VENICE to BADOER.
30 May, 1509:—The King of France has advanced to the Mincio. The growing power of France a menace to all Christian princes, especially Henry. Badoer must animate him to make a diversion on that side soon.
Italian. Modern transcript. See Venetian Calendar, II. No. 2.
54. GRANTS IN MAY, 1509, 1 HEN. VIII.
1. Justices of Assize. Northern Circuit:—Humphrey Conyngesby and Robt. Brudenell. Norfolk Circuit:—Sir John Fyneux and Sir Robt. Rede. Midland Circuit:—Sir John Fyssher and Guy Palmes. Westm., 1 May. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6. [10.]
2. The General Pardon. Commission to the Chancellor to correct words in a clause of the general pardon, concerning all wastes, &c., of houses and buildings contrary to Stat. of 4 Hen. VII (wrongly cited as 2 Hen. VII). Tower of London, 2 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. [21.]
3. To John Yong, keeper of the records in Chancery. Order to cancel a recognizance for 100l. by Sir Richard Woderove of Wolveley, Yorks., Richard Beaumont of Whitley, Yorks., Richard Lasey of Halifax, Yorks., and William Hynchclyff of Peniston, Yorks., made 30 Nov., 22 Hen. VII. to Sir Thomas Lovell, Sir Richard Emson, Sir John Huse, Edmund Dudley and Thomas Lucas. Tower of London, 2 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English). [22.]
4. The General Pardon. Commission to the Chancellor to insert the word "abbatiæ," omitted in the general pardon. Tower of London, 4 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. [23.]
5. The General Pardon. Warrant to the Chancellor to insert at discretion, to suit individual cases, particular clauses in the general pardon, omitting those which are not required. Tower of London, 6 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English). [24.]
6. Thomas Wyttylsey, "prior," and the convent of Raunston, Lincoln dioc. Petition for a congé d'élireon the death of their prior Will. Wyttylsey. The bearer is Ric. Vadydyn. Dated 6 May, 1509. [25.]
7. Commission of Peace (see Appendix). Dorset:—Westm., 8 May. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11d. [26.]
8. Justices of Assize. Oxford Circuit:—Robert Brudnell and Lewis Pollard. Westm., 12 May. Pat. 1Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25. [29.]
9. Sir Harry Marney. To be, for life, Captain of the Guard and Vice-Chamberlain in as ample manner as Lords Herbert and Darcy. Del. Westm., 12 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 33. [30.]
10. George, Earl of Shrewsbury. To be, for life, one of the Chamberlains of the Receipt of the Exchequer vice Giles Daubeney, deceased. Tower of London, 13 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 28. [32.]
11. John, Earl of Oxford. To be, for life. Admiral of England, Ireland, and Aquitaine. Del. Westm., 16 May. 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3. [33.]
12. The same. To have the King's letters patent confirming a grant made to Aubrey de Veer, and his heirs, by the Empress Maud, of the castle and tower of Colchester in Essex. Del. Westm., 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4. Rym. XIII. 251. [34.]
13. The same. To be, for life, steward of the Forest of Gawltiers in Yorks, as heretofore. Del. Westm., 16 May. 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4. [35.]
14. The same. To have letters patent for confirmation of the following grants for life, viz., (1) a grant made, 4 Dec., 9 Hen. VII, of the offices of constable of the castle of Clare, in Suffolk, bailiff of the hundred of Racheford, Essex, in reversion after Sir Thomas Mountgomery, steward of the honor of Rayleghe, and parker of Thundersley and Rayleghe parks, Essex; (2) of grant, 29 June, 2 Hen. VII, of the constableship of the Tower of London; (3) of grant, 28 Nov., 2 Hen. VII, of the stewardship of the honor of Clare and of the manors of Clare, Hunden and Sudbury, in Suffolk, and of the manors of Thaxted, Berefeld Magna, and Aschyn, in Essex, and of the keepership of the three parks of Hunden, in Suffolk, in reversion after Cecily, Duchess of York; (4) of grant, 13 Aug., 1 Hen. VII, of keepership of the lions, lionesses and leopards in the Tower, with wages of 12d. a day and 6d. a day for each beast; (5) of grant, 22 Sept., 1 Hen. VII, of stewardship of the lordship, constable of the castle, and master of the game, or ranger of the chase of Rising, Norfolk. Del. Westm., 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (Slightly defaced.) Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4. [36.]
15. Peter Greves, clk., late clerk of the closet of Hen. VII. Presentation to the church of St. Nicholas, in Calais, Canterbury dioc., void by death. Tower of London, 14 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1. [37.]
16. John Benneit, clk. Presentation to the church of Marke, within the marches of Calais, Canterbury dioc., void by death. Tower of London, 14 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 May. P.S. [38.]
17. Sir John Pecohe, knight for the Body. To be, for life, lieutenant of the tower of Ruysbank, in Picardy, with the same number of soldiers as Sir John Fortescue had. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 May. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 5. [39.]
18. William Thomas, groom of the Chamber. To be, for life, keeper of Ockeley park, Salop, void by the death of John Howe. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24. [40.]
19. William Thomas, groom of the Chamber. To be, for life, troner and peiser in the port of London. Greenwich, 15 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 May. P.S. [41.]
20. Geoffrey Wren, clk. Presentation to the church of Loughborough, Linc. dioc. Tower of London, 13 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25. [42.]
21. Charles Somerset, Lord Herbert, King's Chamberlain. To be, for life, constable of Ruthyn castle, N. Wales, steward of the lordship, master forester and keeper of the royal forests, parks and chaces there. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 May. P.S. (in English). [43.]
22. The same. To be, for life, steward of the manors and lordships of Montgomery, Kery, and Kedeowen, and constable of Montgomery castle, in the marches of Wales. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25. [44.]
23. The same. To be, for life, steward of the manor and lordship of Eweslacy, in the marches of Wales. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1,m. 25. [45.]
24. The same. To be, for life, constable of Payn Castle within the lordship of Ellewell, Wales, and steward of the lordship. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 May. P.S. (in English). [46.]
25. John Marny, esquire for the Body. To be, for life, warden of Rochester Castle, and receiver of the lordship and hundred of Myddelton and Merden, in Kent, in as ample a manner as Thomas Iden. Del. Westm., 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3. [47.]
26. Sir Henry Marny, knight for the Body, the King's Councillor. To be steward of the duchy of Cornwall, and of the borough and manor of Brandenynche, Devon, and of the manor of Mire, in co. Wilts, with all the possessions of the duchy in cos. Cornwall and Devon; warden of the stannaries in Cornwall and Devon; keeper of Mire park, Wilts; and riding or master forester of Dartmore forest; all parcel of the said duchy. With the fees enjoyed in those offices by Robert Willoughby Lord Broke, or Robert his son and heir; from 23 April last, for life. Del. Westm., 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3. [48.]
27. John Ayshkyrke, yeoman of the Wardrobe of Beds. Grant of a corrody within the monastery of Parshore, lately held by John Yong, deceased. Tower of London, 14 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 May. P.S. (in English). [49.]
28. Robert Ryston. To be, for life, bailiff of the lordship and keeper of the park of Walshall, in co. Stafford. Tower of London, 15 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 May. P.S. (in English). [50.]
29. Thomas ap Philip and Maurice Lloyd. To be jointly and during pleasure, steward and receiver of the lordships of Llanstephan and Cisterlowe (sic), with the keeping of the mills, &c., as hitherto. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 May. P.S. [51.]
30. Griffin Rede. To be, during pleasure, steward and receiver of the county and lordships of Pembroke and Westhaverford, and barony of Kemmes, and appruator and chancellor of the same, in the same manner as John Walker, late appruator and chancellor. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII.Del. Westm., 18 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25. [52.]
31. Thomas ap Robert. To be, during pleasure, receiver-general of the lordships or manors of Uske, Kaerlyon, and Trillek, in Wales, coroner or constable of Tregruke and bedell and coroner of Edlogan, as heretofore. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 May. P.S. [53.]
32. Robert Rissheton, yeoman of the Robes. To be, during pleasure, doorward of Sandall castle, York, and keeper of the little park there, lately held by Sir John Savel. Greenwich, 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 May. P.S. (cancelled on surrender, 10 Hen. VIII, because not enrolled.) [54.]
33. The General Pardon. Mandate to the abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, not to pass letters of pardon for Dr. William Waltier, and Jenett Sutton, alias Ap Rice, late wife of Lewis Sutton. Greenwich. 18 May. S.B. (countersigned. T. Surrey, Ri. Wynton, G. Shrouesbury, C. Somerset, Thomas Lovell.) [55.]
34. Margaret, Countess of Richmond and Derby, the King's grandmother. Grant, for life, of the manor of Wokking, in Surrey. Del. Westm., 19 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1. [56.]
35. William Morgan. To be, during pleasure, steward of the lordships or manors of Uske, Kaerlyon, and Trillek, constable of Uske castle, and surveyor of the lordships aforesaid and that of Bergavenny, Wales. Greenwich, 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25. [57.]
36. John Hewes. To be, during pleasure, coroner and master sergeant of the lordships of Uske, Kaerlyon, and Trillek, parcel of the earldom of March, in Wales, as hitherto. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 12. [58.]
37. John Oxonbrige, the King's chaplain. Grant of the canonry and prebend in St. George's, Windsor, void by the death of Edward Willoughby, clk. Greenwich, 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 May. P.S. [59.]
38. William Tyler, groom of the Chamber. To have corrodies in the monasteries of Hyde and "Cicestre," lately held by James Braybroke, dec. Tower of London, 13 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 May. P.S. (in English). [60.]
39. William Tyler, groom of the Chamber. To be, for life, ranger of Groveley forest, Wilts, void by the death of James Braybroke. Tower of London, 13 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 May. P.S. (in English). [61.]
40. Ranulph Brereton. To be chamberlain of the county palatine of Chester, during pleasure. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 May. P.S. [62.]
41. Master John Yong, Keeper of the Rolls and Records in Chancery. Warrant to cancel recognizances for 200l. made by Sir John Digby of Ketylby, Leic., and Simon Digby of Colshill, Warw., 18 Dec., 21 Hen. VII, to Henry VII, for which Sir Everard Feldyng of Masthorp, Rutland, and Thomas Thirlond of Gaunston, Notts, are sureties. Also of recognizance for 625l., made by the said Sir John Digby only to the said King, 18 Dec., 21 Hen. VII. Greenwich, 19 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English). [63.]
42. Sir Edward Howard. To be, for life, the King's Banner Bearer, with fee of 40l., as held by Sir Anthony Brown. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 5. Rymer XIII. 251. [64.]
43. Thomas Roberts. Exception from the General Pardon of certain outlawed persons, who murdered Robert ap Jankin, one of the gentlemen ushers of the chamber to the late King, and John ap Robert, the King's servant, respectively father and brother of the said Thomas, and other their friends, in the town of Uske, in the marches of Wales. The names of the aforesaid murderers:—Morgan ap Jevan ap Glin, Jevan ap Glin Lln., John ap Howell Gunter, Howell ap Jankin Moris, John ap David Vaghan, William ap David Vaghan, John William ap David Vaghan, Edmund ap William David Vaghan, Thomas ap Thomas ap Richard, Thomas Goze, Morgan ap William David Vaghan, Jankin Pey, Dyo Dee, Laurence Penne (?), ... gan, ... Gwynne. Del. Greenwich, 20 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. Signed by the King in three places. Slightly mutilated. [65.]
44. Henry Kemys, page of the Chamber. To be, during pleasure, hayward and guardian of the lordship of Bergevenny, S. Wales, vice Adam Thomas, deceased. Greenwich, 17 May, 1 Hen. VIII.Del. Westm., 20 May. P.S. (in English). [66.]
45. William Gower, groom of the Chamber. To be, during pleasure, keeper of Rockingham park, viceSir Nicholas Griffith, deceased. Greenwich, 17 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 May. P.S. (in English). [67.]
46. Thomas Bell, yeoman for the King's mouth of the Cellar. To be bailiff of the lordship of Hawleigh, in the county of Suffolk, and keeper of the park there, during pleasure, vice Robert Talbot. Greenwich, 19 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 May, P.S. (in English). [68.]
47. Hugh Denys and Thomas Wolvaston. Licence to alienate the manors of Verdons and Vaches, and lands in Shenley, Overshenley, and Nethershenley, Bucks, to Rob. Brudenell, justice of the King's Bench, Ralph Verney, Th. Pygot, sen., John Cheyne, Th. Langston, Ralph Lane, and Tho. Palmer, to the use of the said Pygot and his heirs and assigns. Westm., 21 May. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 28. [69.]
48. Justices of Assize. Commission to Robert Brudenell, justice of the King's Bench, and William Grevell, serjeant-at-law, for the Oxford circuit. Del. Westm., 21 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (countersigned: Thomas Lovell). [71.]
49. Commission to Richard Elliott and Lewis Pollard, serjeants-at-law, for the Western circuit. Del. Westm., 21 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (countersigned: Thomas Lovell). [72.]
50. Humphrey Conyngesby and William Grevylle. Fiat for appointment of Conyngesby as a Justice of the King's Bench, and Grevylle as a Justice of Common Pleas. Del. Westm., 21 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (countersigned. Willm. Cantuar, T. Surrey, Ri. Wynton, Oxynford), Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3. [70, 73.]
51. Master Robert Fisher, the King's chaplain. Grant of the canonry and prebend in the collegiate church of St. Mary and St. George, Windsor, void by the dimission of Thomas Hobbis, clk. Greenwich, 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8. [74.]
52. Thomas Purde. To have a pension, which the late-created abbot of the monastery of Hyde is bound to give to a clerk of the King's nomination. Greenwich, 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 May. P.S. (in English). [75.]
53. William Cheyney, yeoman of the Wardrobe of Beds. To be keeper of the park of Shirefhutton, in co. York, during pleasure. Greenwich, 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 May. P.S. (in English). [76.]
54. Hugh Starkey. To be one of the King's sergeants-at-arms, for life. Greenwich, 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII.Del. Westm., 21 May. P.S. (in English.) Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1. [77.]
55. Thomas Broke, yeoman usher of the Chamber. To be during pleasure, bailiff of the lordship of Ewelme, void by the death of Thomas Glover. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1. m. 28. [78.]
56. John, Earl of Oxford. Inspeximus and confirmation of patent, 10 Jan. 5 Ric. II (p. 1, m. 4), which inspects and confirms to Rob. de Veer, son and heir of Th. de Veer, Earl of Oxford, a charter of Hen. I, dated at Ferneham, granting the office of Great Chamberlain of England to Alberic de Ver and his heirs in fee. Westm., 22 May. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3. [79.]
57. Sir Nicholas Wadhame. To be, for life, Captain of the Isle of Wight, steward, surveyor and receiver of all crown lands there, and master of the hunt within the forest there; as heretofore. Croydon, 22 May. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3. [80.]
58. Roger Salesbury, son and heir of Sir Thomas Salesbury, deceased. To be steward of the lordship of Denbighland, and constable of Denbigh, in N. Wales, during pleasure. Greenwich, 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 (sic) May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1. [81.]
59. Henry Wyat, Master and Keeper of the Jewels. To be, during pleasure, campsor and assayer of the coin in Tower of London, and elsewhere in England; also comptroller and clerk keeper of the same. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 28. [82.]
60. Henry Wyatt, Master and Keeper of the Jewels. To have an annuity, during pleasure, of 20l., payable out of the petit serjeanty and the wards and reliefs due to Norwich Castle &c. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 28. and Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 11. [83.]
61. Henry Wyat, Master and Keeper of the Jewels. To be steward of the lordships of Hatfyld and Thoorne, Yorks, during his life. Greenwich, 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 May. P.S. Pat. 1Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3. [84.]
62. William Porter. To be, for life, Clerk of the Crown of Chancery, in as ample a manner as John de Tamworth, Godfrey Martyn, and Thomas Ivy, in the times of Edw. III. and Edw. IV.; taking such profits from the Hanaper as they took, and as Clement Clerc and the said William took, in the said office in the time of Henry VII, together with livery from the Great Wardrobe such as Ric. Sturgeon and Thomas Haseley and Thomas Ive had in the time of Hen. VI. Greenwich, 21 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 22 May, P.S. [85.]
63. The General Pardon. Mandate to the abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, to let Sir John Husee have the King's pardon, which had been previously denied him. Greenwich, 23 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English). Sealed. [86.]
64. Edward Hadley, yeoman of the Pantry. To be bailiff of the lordship of Potterspury, and keeper of the park there, during pleasure, vice Sir Richard Empson. Greenwich, 19 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 23 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24. [87.]
65. ThomasWolbaston, To be, during pleasure, bailiff of Patengeham, co. Stafford, as held by James Braybroke, deceased. Greenwich, 17 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24. [88.]
66. The General Pardon. Mandate to the abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, to cause letters patent of general pardon to be made, sealed, and delivered to the King's Councillor, Sir John Husee, upon his suit for the same, notwithstanding any restraint or exception. Greenwich, 24 May, 1 Hen. VIII S.B. (in English). Sealed. [89.]
67. William Fitzwilliam, the King's cup bearer. To have, during pleasure, an annuity of 20l. Greenwich, 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 25 May. P.S. (in English.) Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24. [90.]
68. Stephen Jesper, the King's tailor. To be, during pleasure, the King's tailor, with 12d. a day, in the place of one George. Greenwich, 21 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 26 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 5. [91.]
69. Richard Weston. To be, during pleasure, keeper of Hanworth park, Midd., with wages of 4d. a day heretofore paid by the clerk of Windsor Castle to the keeper of the late park of Potnall; and to have the farm of the manor and lordship of Cold Kenyngton. Greenwich, 21 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 May, P.S. (in English). [92.]
70. Richard Weston. To be, during pleasure, steward of the lordships of Marlowe, Bucks, Cokeham and Bray, Berks, and Stratfeld Mortimer, in the duchy of York, Greenwich, 22 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1. [93.] The inrolment, which is in Latin, is cancelled with a view to another grant, 4 Nov., 10 Hen. VIII.
71. Richard Weston. To be, for life, captain, keeper, and governor, for life, of Guernsey, the castle of Cornett, and the isles of Alderney, Sark, Erme and Sothowe, as held by Edmund Weston and Thomas St. Martyn, deceased. Greenwich, 22 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 May. P.S. [94.]
72. John Pate, groom of the Wardrobe of Beds. To be, during pleasure, portreve of the hundreds of Middleton and Merden. Kent, as held by James Braybrooke. Greenwich, 20 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 May. P.S. (in English). [95.]
73. George Assheby, clerk of the Signet. To be, during pleasure, master of the swans in the Thames, and all waters running thereinto, vice James Braybrooke, deceased. Greenwich, 23 May, 1 Hen. VIII.Del. Croydon, 26 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24. [96.]
74. Richard Smyth, yeoman of the Wardrobe of Robes. To be, for life, keeper and paler of the park, and bailiff or collector of the lordship of Swalowfield, Berks. Greenwich, 21 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1. m. 5. [97.]
75. Richard Smyth, yeoman of the Wardrobe of Robes. To be steward of the lordship of Caversham, in co. Oxford, during pleasure, vice Edmund Dudley. Greenwich, 19 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 26 May. P.S. (in English), Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24. [98.]
76. John Carre. To be, during pleasure, one of the sewers of the King's mouth, with an annuity of 20l. Greenwich, 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 May. P.S. (in English), Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24. [99.]
77. Launcelot Lother. To be, during pleasure, receiver of the lordships and manors of Bromefelde and Yale, and of the lordship of Chirke and Chirkland, in the marches of Wales. Greenwich, 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 26 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24. [100.]
78. John Pate, groom of the Wardrobe of Beds. To be porter of Chyrke castle, in the marches of Wales, during pleasure, vice Edward Whitington. Greenwich, 19 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3. [101.]
79. William Vachan. To be, during pleasure, steward, receiver, appruator and forester of the lordship of Gilgarran, constable of the castle, and keeper of the weir, fishery, and mills of the same, as heretofore. Tower of London, 11 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 26 May, P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1,m. 24. [102.]
80. Sir Nicholas Wadham. To be, for life, Captain of the Isle of Wight, steward of the King's lands, and master of the game within the forest there, offices which he lately held by gift of the King's father. Greenwich, 21 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 27 May. P.S. (in English, cancelled. See § 57 above).Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 33. The inrolment in Latin has a note that the patent was cancelled. 11th [Ma]ii, anno [duo]decimo Regis. [103.]
81. Sir John Arundell, knight for the Body. To be receiver general, for life, of the duchy of Cornwall. Greenwich, 21 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24. [104.]
82. John Yong, Keeper of the Records in Chancery. Warrant to cancel a recognizance of 1,250l., made by Sir John Longevile, Sir Ric. Fowler, Francis Bawdewyn, and John Brugge of London, drapers, Nich. Lambard and Ric. Page of London, grocers, 20 Oct., 24 Hen. VII, to pay, within two months of the receipt of the King's writing under the privy seal, 1,000l., and to export yearly, while they had the said sum of 1,000l. in their hands, 50 sacks of wool to Italy, paying for every sack 4 marks, for customs, subsidies, and other "devours," besides the "devours" of Calais. Greenwich, 28 May, S.B. (in English. Sealed, Add. Endorsed: "My lorde, for the furst warr. I have rec. of master Dudeley, beyng in the toure of London, 1,400l. and more.—John Heron.") [105.]
83. Robert Riston, yeoman of the Chamber. To have a corrody in the monastery of Bordesley, void by the death of John Yong. Greenwich, 16 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 28 May. P.S. (in English).Marked inrolled. [106.]
84. Hugh Assheton, clk. Grant of the canonry and prebend in the collegiate chapel of St. Stephen within Westminster palace, void by death of Richard Hatton, clk. Greenwich, 27 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 28 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24. [107.]
85. Robert Litell, groom of the Wardrobe of Beds. To be, during pleasure, keeper of Shenston Park, in co. Staff. vice William Smith. Greenwich, 22 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 28 May. P.S. (in English).Marked as inrolled. [108.]
86. Robert Hasilrige. To be, during pleasure, yeoman of the standing wardrobe in the Tower of London vice William Smith. Greenwich, 18 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 29 May. P.S. [109.]
87. Charles Somerset, Lord Herbert, the King's Chamberlain. To be, during pleasure, sheriff of cos. Glamorgan and Morgannok, constable of the castles of Cardiff, Cowbrige, and Nethe, and steward of the lands, in the said counties, called Malefantes lands, which he lately had to farm by lease of Henry VII. Greenwich, 28 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 29 May. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24. [110.]
88. Richard Pette. Wardship and marriage of John Palmer, son and heir of Thomas Palmer. Del. Westm., 30 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (Signed: Ed. Dudeley, John Ernley. With note "This bill is for the marriage only, without any lands.") Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17. [111.]
89. The General Pardon. Mandate to the Chancellor to let Thomas Thomas, of Southampton, have the general pardon, from which he was excepted. Greenwich, 30 May, 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English). [112.]
90. William Keby, yeoman usher of the Chamber. To have, for life, the fee of the Crown, being 6d. a day, lately held by John Gildon, deceased. Greenwich, 30 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 31 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6. [113.]
91. John Worteley, yeoman of the Crown. To have, for life, the fee of the Crown, being 6d. a day, lately held by Robert Wasshington. Greenwich, 30 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 31 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 23. [114.]
92. Thomas Broke, yeoman usher of the Chamber. To have, for life, the fee of the Crown, being 6d. a day, lately held by John Edwardes, deceased. Greenwich, 30 May, 1 Hen. VIII, Del. Croydon, 31 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2 m. 6. [115.]
93. Thomas Belshawe, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Nelson, Linc. dioc., in the King's gift by custody of the lands of Sir Richard Grey, Earl of Kent. Greenwich, 20 May, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 31 May. P.S. Marked as enrolled. [116.]
1 The battle of Agnadello, 14 May.
2 He is not described in the heading as present.