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assignement of vs. of every xxs. assigned for every sak of wolle for the paiement of Caleys in the laste parlement holden at Westmynstre; that is to say, vs. of everyche of the said xxs. to be receyved for every sak of wolle that shal be shipped oute of Englande from Martynmasse nexte commyng forthewarde tille the said somme of ij mil.li. be fully repaied. And that for the deliverance of the said ij mil.li. worthe wolle in the manier and fourme aforesaide there shal be maad letres under the kynges prive seal to the said maire or his lieutenant, conestables, and felowship, &c. BENET.
THE PAINTER'S BILL FOR BANNERS, &c. FURNISHED TO
THE DUKE OF SUFFOLK.
(MS. Lansd. 858, f. 12b.) Parcellis of stuff made by John Browne, the kyngis paynter, for the hygh and myghtty prynce Charlis duke of Suffolke, then beyng apoyntted to be lyffetennaunt-generall of [the] Kyngis Ryall Armye in to the partyes of Fraunce in the yere of our lord God 1523, and the xx. yere of the rayne of Kyng H. viijth.
Item, a standart wrowght with fyne golde. and sylver, apon dowble sarsnet, and frynged with sylke, iijl.
Item, ij. banners of your armys wroght with gold and sylver apone dowble sarsnet and fryngyd with sylke, vl. vjs. vijd.
Item, x. gyttons of dowble sarsnet wroght with gold and sylver, and fryngyd with sylke, at viijs. iiijd. the pece, vjl. xiijs. iiijd.
Item, a cote of armys wroght with fyne gold and sylver and in oyle upon dowbyll sarsnet, fryngyd with sylke, and lynyed with bokerame, for your herauld, xxvjs. viijd.
Item, Iti skochyns in mettall on paper ryall with your armys, at xvjd. the pece, iiijl. vjs. viijd.
Item, lti scochyns in coler on paper ryall with your armys, at xd. the pece, xljs. viijd.
Item, ij. doseyne scochyns wroght with gold and sylver in oyle with your armys apone bokerame, at ijs. the pece, xlviijs.
Item, ij. doseyne and iiij. flaggis and pencellis for your gracis caryage at xijd. the pece, xls.
Summa xxvjli. iijs.
Payd 24 li.
[P. 33.] KNIGHTS MADE BY THE DUKE OF SUFFOLK IN FRANCE.
(MS. Cotton. Claud. C. 11. f. 99b.) Knightes made by my lorde of Suffolke in Fraunce at a towne called Roye in the tyme of warre, he beinge the kinges lieutenant, anno d’ni 1523, on Alhallowen day, in the 15. yere of the kinges reigne.
Lord Herbert, sonne and heire to th’ Erle of Worcester. Lord Powes. Sir Arthur Poole, brother to the lorde Montagu.* Sir Olyver Maners, brother to the lorde Roos. Sir Thomas Wentworthe. Sir Richard Corbett. Sir William Stourton. Sir Richard Sandes. + Sir Edmonde Beningfielde. + Sir Edward Seymour. + Sir George Warham. +Sir Walter Mantell. Sir Robert Jerningham.
Item, the sayd lorde of Suffolke at the same tyme made these two knightes on the Ryver of Some.
Sir John Dudley. + Sir Robert Utreight.
Item, at Valenciennes the sayde lord of Suffolke made these two knightes the 3 day of December at the same tyme.
Sir William Penyngton.
* Sir Geoffrey Poole was knighted by the King “at Yorke place, now called Whitehall, in the parlement tyme, Anno D'ni 1529.” Ibid. p. 104.
† The names marked † are accompanied in the MS. (one of Glover's) with trickings of their arms.
PROCLAMATIONS RELATING TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CALAIS.
Anno xiiij Henrici Octavi. A Proclamation comaunding all such per
sons as have the kinges protection for victualling of the towne of Caleys, speedily to send victualls thither, upon payne to forfeite their protection.
(MS. Harl. 442, f. 41.) Henricus Octavus Dei gratia, &c. (to be proclaimed in London.)
Forasmuch as the king our soveraigne lord hath nowe at Caleys a puissant army lying, for the victualling whereof necessarie yt is that provision from time to time be made, the kinges pleasure therefore is, that all such persons as have protections, by reason whereof they ought to provide vittailes for his said towne, shall ymediatlie provide bread, beere, and other vittailes for the same, and send them thither, upon paine of forfeiture of their said protections. And all other the kinges subjects whiche will send thither anie manner of like provision of bread, beere, and other vittailes, shall for the time of the abode of the kinges army there be discharged from payment of any manner of custome of all the said vittailes thither by them to be sent or brought. And allso the kinges counsell there being shall see all such vittailes well entreated, without exaction of any toll or custome there to be taken or exacted for the same. And that they shall have for theire vittailes such price given unto them as they may have reasonable gaine.
Et hoc sub periculo, 8c. (Letters patent, dated xxiiij Aug. anno regni xiv.)
A Proclamation concerning such persons as have the kinges protection
for vittailling of the towne of Caleys.*
(MS. Harl. 442, f. 43.) Henricus Octavus, 8c. (to be proclaimed in London.)
Forasmuch as the king our soveraigne lord doth at this time send to Caleys a puysaunt army, for the victualling whereof necessarie yt is that provision from tyme to tyme be made, the kinges pleasure therefore is that all such persons as have protections by reason whereof they ought to provide vittailes for the said towne, shall ymmediately provide bread, beer, and other vittailes for the same, and send them thither, upon paine of forfeiture of their protections. And all other the kinges subjects, which will send thither anie manner of like provision of bread, beere, or other victuall, shall for the tyme of their abode there, and in those parties of beyond the seas, be discharged for payment of anie manner of custome of all the said vittailes thither by them to be sent or brought. And also the kinges counsell there being shall see all such vittailes well entreated, without exaction of any toll or custome thereto to be taken or exacted for the same. And that they shall have for their said vittailes such price given unto them as they may have reasonable gain, &c.
* This Proclamation, though slightly varied in its terms, is in fact another copy of the preceding. See also Rymer's Federa, vol. xiii. p. 773.
Et hoc sub periculo, &c. (Letters patent, dated xxjo Aug.)
A Proclamation for establishing of trade and merchandizing and traf
fique within the towne and marches of Callice, with divers immunities and freedoms concerning the same. (July 13, 1527.)
(MS. Harl. 442, f. 77.) Rex Maiori ville sue Cales', 8c.
The king our soveraigne lord, mynding and entending the welth, encrease, and enriching of his realme of England, and of this his towne of Callis and the marches of the same ; and that not only his own subjects, but also other strangers of what nation soever they be, might have the more desire and currage to repaire to this his saide towne and marches, and for other great respects and consideracions, with the advise of his counsell, by theis his lettres patentes of proclamacion, freely geveth and granteth full libertie and licence, and also ordeyneth and determineth, that as well all and singuler his subjects, merchauntes, and occupiers of all manner of wares and merchandizes, as also all other merchauntes straungers, of what nation or country soever they be, that they and every of them from henceforth shall mowe resort and repaire from time to time with their goods, wares, and merchandizes unto this his towne of Callis and marches of the same, and there to buy and sell, change and rechange, with as large and ample freedomes, liberties, and immunyties as they have had and enjoyed att or in any mart or marts holden and kept at Andwerp, Bruges, or Barowe, or within anie other citie, burgh, or towne within the emperor's low countries of Flaunders, Holland, Zeland, or Brabant, or anie of them ; provided alwaies and foreseene (inasmuch as the same towne of Callis is a towne of warre) that no straunger enter the same towne with anie harneys or weapons, ne doe nor attempt anie thing contrary the statutes and ordinaunces made and established for the sure keeping thereof; and further, the kinges highnes willeth and yeveth libertie as is aforesaid to all manner of merchauntes, aswell his subjects as other merchauntes straungers, resorting and repayring unto his said towne of Callis and marches thereof, duringe their abode there to be and abide under his gracious proteccion, defence, suerty, and safeguard in their bodies, goods, and merchandizes, and thether to resort, come and goe, passe and repasse, marchantly at all times att their liberties, by land, see, and freshwaters, and on horse or on foote, by chariott, wagon, cart, or with anie maner of other cariage, with their factors, attorneys, familiers, or servauntes ; and in the same towne of Callis and marches to be conversaunt, remaine, sojorne, and abide there, to occupy and exercise the feats of merchandize, in buying, selling, bartering, chaunging, rechaunging, or distributing their goods and merchandizes att all times, att their free wills and liberties, without lett, disturbance, arrest, vexacion, impediment, or contradicion of the captaine, deputie, leifetenant, thresaurer, marshall, and comptroller of the same towne of Callis, or of the maior there for the time being, or anie customer, comptroller, sercher, bailiffe, waterbailiffe, toller, wardens of the passage, or of anie other officer or officers whatsoever they be for the time being, or of the leifetenant or keeper of the castell of Callis, or of the keeper or constable of the tower of Rysbanke, or of the keeper of Newnambrigge for the time being, or of any other person or persons, for them, or for anie of them; and without paying anie hedmoney, halfe passage money, traversmoney, sandgelt, wharfgelt, the Flemishe toll otherwise named brocage of the haven, or anie other toll whatsoever they be, except only suche customes and tolles as the kinges merchantes and subjects have paid and be accustomed to pay att the aforesaid marts holden att Andwerpe and elsewhere within the emperor's said lowe countries, and that it be leifull as well to the kinges merchaunt adventurers, as also to all other merchant straungers, to shipp their goods and merchandizes from the said towne and port of Callis, in all shipp or shipps of what nacion soever they be, att their choyce and liberty, without paying therefore anie half-passage or anie other