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Maintain attribution The Google "watermaik" you see on each file is essential for informing people about this project and helping them find additional materials through Google Book Search. Keep it legal Whatever your use, remember that you are responsible for ensuring that what you are doing is legal. ch Pcna yaffuply o Digncd to the taitcr part o T the reicn 0' Hcbry V[,. The mc Dtitm Df Lord Rivers and thfi Duke of Su FTo Uc cod M hoi have bnti^rliof c Tijia 1449. KD-IASO.} HENSY VL 139 As for the Duchc oa this side Trent, Sii Thomas Tudenham had a joynte patent with the Duke of Suf- folk,' which, if it be resunied. btil 11 probably not nwnyyean earlier, atid ccctainly nol vuny yoiri Uter. IGHT trusty and intierly wellieloved, I grete yow wele, and wole and pray you thai ye dispose your self to be with my Lord of Nraf- folk in al hast gocxlly, to that intent that where it was desired by dyvers gentilmen of this shire' that I shuld my self a be with his Lordship at Fram- yngham, to excuse me to his Lordship ; for truly I haf suych writyn to my said Lord for myn excuse, which wriiyng I send to yow by Tliomas Denyes, to whome 1 "Qu BCTVthu Hbbtevvted wortl.'nyi Fmn. or 41 Ic-iti ) tl w»( (hcnrrore certainly wri EIcn after [he precedtn. 393, £ 91.] Thii Icncr ond thn X which ioilom c Teorty «fer 10 the aiae natttx. Than I sayde, be that meane, in defawte of a Shereff, every man may be put from heae lyvelod ; and thann he seyde iff it were for the lyvelode, men wold take hem the nerer for to abyde a joporte ; but be hesc feyth, as he swore, if the Kyng wryte ayan to hym he wol no lengei abyde the joporte of the Kyngges wrytyng, but he trustydi to Godde to inpancll seche men as shuln to hisc Itnowleche be indeferent, and non comon jurors. The | seyd lyster dwellyth therinne at this tym, but he shall owlc, for he is hald rygth apore man. Itt semyth it was not for nowgth that he held with Charlys and his felashep, T prey yow that ye wol vowchesawf lo spekc to Jamys Gloys to bye the Ungwentum Album that I spake to hym for; and that ye woll remeinbr your feyr dowgteris gyrdyl. They seyd they shuld ^1 abe [/uive Afffi] the meryer if ye hadde ben iher. dayof Novembrc last past, with divers other onltnowyn raen, onto the nombre of xx. The Erie of Dorsetc is in waide with the Erie of Warrwyk. other' of the Kynges chamber were coi^edered to have steked the Deuk York in the Kynges chamber ; but hit was not so, for they have clered theym thero£ But London upon the same tale aieyscn, and ev«y^ man to hameys on Corpus Christi even, and moche adoo there was. Do not assume that just because we believe a book is in the public domain for users in the United States, that the work is also in the public domain for users in other countries. at the one A^u aa\v crea Eed lord, aad the other duke in 144B, aid Friday as a Tutu Efl. iequeni Dti the fall of the Duke ir Sul Tol L There ■■. Sir Thomas Stanley hath a bille redy endossed therof. Tbc equopi uainal iii being cflhr i^unt year atc— 6m, ihal it tteiiu id be implird in [he Jeller pnctdini thai Lhe Earl *^f 0"rird was V Winch, neaj Lynn, in Norfal V. t 88,] Pro A lh£ But Liril T ar the i^onicbti or ihu and tbr two f Dllowinjg; tetten, it IB evident ihai tlicy bcloi^e to iho *amc yar : and ihc mcorio H of Thomu Dvnye», from wham (he Eor J of Oif Dnl vas aflerw^^rds etmuiged, prom Lhal IE nmetn before J454. ihcte wai (US' af Tecuoit in Norf Dlk, which led l(» (he \^min^ of a ppeinal CDmmisno D oi pjrtr and ! or at ic-Tti noi kn DWB niunbefi u a po Uscnp L To my worshipfuil mais Ur, John Paston, Escuyr, dwellynge all Nonuich, in hast. TTie lime or year and ihc pan taken by the Duke of Yor V in the election Dte cii- cunutancu which lit Ihc Ritclvtl create a pretty sutuig prc&umption in favaur of the year 145^ And Ihi* pre^ump Eian a]m D^t becam« a ccrtainly» when wcobfecrve that the tiale irf thit letter — l OLh October— v^ a fhday ta thai year; ftir the mctiine of Votk and NDrfalk 11 ttated in the oeitt letter to have been on a Hiurtday a Ad Ftid Ay, and this Letter wcuitl doubtlett hltvc been wriucti ai fiodfi as A deciv DD hjtd been come to between the two Lon JL To mire trusli and welbdovid John Paston, S^uier. GHT tmsti and welbelovid, we grete yon well And forasmoche as oure uokitl of York and we have fully appoynted and agreed of such ij. As me semyth il wold do goode and [Bth jeai of Hotrr VI. it cano DI well be earlier ttua I4S'- B^^t pralubly i\ u not much, LTki a U, later. I suppose if ye lyke to bye itt wlien ye com horn, ye shall mowe have itc of Toppis als godechepe or better than another shuld. I hope ye shull be at hom so sone that I woll do wryte nomor tydyngs to yow. My cosyn Toppys hath moche car tyll she her goodc tydyngs of her brotheris mater. persons, and noman of rcputacion among hem, comen, under color of huntyng, and brake uppe gatys and closys of Osbume Monford atte Brayston ; and xij. of the sayd Ledamya men dayly, boyth werkeday and haly day, use to goo aboute in the countrey with boivys and arow)*s, shotyng and playng in mennys closis among men catall, goyng from alhous to alhousez and manassyng suche as tiief hated, and soght occasion and quarels and debate. M.] Ttn Rectory of Slokaby id Norfolk vu vicui E in the y«u 14^^. Benet's to John Pastok [From Fcna, ui 336.] This le Hir 'm wniien hy John Mart JD. o T Hulmc The budit of tbu moaastery were mitred abbati^ Hnd sai ia Firii^ TDEnt, Tht dor? Syr William Oldhall a bydeth no lenger in Seynt- wery than the Chef Juge come, for that tyme he shal goo at large, and sewe all his maters himself, &c The Baion Dudley hath appeched many men ; but what they ben, as yet we can not wete. □ tlw^ feld, and ffowly hurt Fyiongley is at home at his owen place with bis wyt and shal doe ryght weel ; but we have a greet losse erf his absence this terme, for hit wole be longe er he come this terme, I am a ferde. Usage guidelines Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. marks clerly by yeer, I cowde not now make it worth xx/(. f^iooo.] This communicadon be twene them was on Mone- day last passed, and on Tewisday last passed H. his part how that he levid ungoodly in puttyng awey of his wyff, and kept an other, &c ; and therwith he turned pale colour, and seid he lyved not but as God was pleased with, ne dede no wrong to no person. I here sey Heydon seweth for an ende to be had with the ciie of Norwich, and as to the namys of them that passed on ther acquitaile ayenst yow, Broyn can weell informe yow. Sir Robert Conycrs, Calthorp, Mundford wcr capteyns, and Miiister Ric. 50 that bolhe maters myght take up on a day, for they sey it wold drawe xx. 333.] [Fpom f)ic rercrcnce to ihc dale of the ffyf atzd ttrmynrr mentio Ded En ihii fctfcr. Sterburgh his wife, &t L Commend roe to my Lord of Ely • and my Lord of Oxford if they be there, and my cot Yelverlon, and ask my Lord of Norwich for ridings of Hbkelyng. Inprimis, Phi Uipp Bcmey, esquyer, Edmond Broom to Castre; Thomas Holler, John Wyllon to Norwych; Oliver Kubyte to Scynt Benetts; Robert Spany to Aylesham ; Thomas Baret, with many others, lo Meche Vermouth and to other placys of strenght Item, the sayd Robert Ledham, contynuyng in this wyse, callyd unto hym his sayd roysgovemed felow- shipp, consydiyng the absence of many of the well- rewlyd people of the sayd hundred of affere cast malice, and congected, purposed and labored to the sheriff of the shiie that the sayd Roger Chirche, on of the sayd notions felawshipp, was made bailty of the hundred ; and after causid the same Roger lo be be- gynnc T of aiysyng and lo take oppon hym lo be a captajm and to excite the peple of the countrey therta And iher oppon, be covyne of the sayd Robert Led- hauna. And as for the Lordes that were with the Kyng, J tiiey and her men wer pilled and spoyled out of all' their hanieys and horses ; and as for what rule we shall have yil I wote nett, save only ther he made ncwe certayn officers. Th4 vrilcr here only tiaat with tkis Lni Lialt H bbil &aio the raoimile Eiven by Vc BD o TUi " W. ,* he C30 be elarlr ideslifieil with Wi Uitni Bt Atr. As for that ye desyr that I shuld send yow word what I shuid sey in this mater, I pray yow in this and all other lyke, ask the seyeres if ihei will abyd be ther lang- a RC, and as for me, sey 1 prupose me 10 take no He w*i A ptita and k d^^idpi AE of the t^Aoo^ I4SS-] HENR Y VI. And pray you that of the dispo- fiicion of the said Sir Thomas Tudenharo in this be- half, I may be certified.

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\Vherfore 1 pray yow to coraown wyth Brews and Paston, and lo put in artycles be thei 149 THE PASTON LETTERS, (a. day of August .» i%J^ To my ryghl trusty and entierly we&dovyd TTuitias £rewes, S^uyer. M,] Th U Hfluld tc CDi by inlcmal evidence id be the Ic Licr afck CUHe writtea hf Oxford To tht Bt Vr of MDrfolki which ihc Earl mcniiont in h'n Irnter IQ John Fa UQn ur iha aist At Jiuit. [j^aoo] and more ; and the seid manoir, after the seid riottous entre, kept with strong hande in manere of wetre, as weel ayenst your seid besecher and his feffees, as ayenst oon of the Kyngges justicez of the pees iij the seid shire, chat come thedir to execute the statutes ordeigned and provyded ayenst suche forcible entrees and kepyng of possessions with force, as it appiereth by recorde of the seid justice ceitifyed in to the Chaun- cerie ; and yet the seid Lord Molens the same manoir kepith with force and strengthe ayenst the fourme of the seid statutes ; Please it your reverent Fadiihood and gracioui Lordship, these premisses considered, to graunte on to your seid besecher for his feffees by hym to be named a special assise* ayenst the seid Lord Molens, Alianore, and John Heidon, and othir to be named by your seid besecher, and also an oyer 4 fcn. MS and determyner' ayenst the seid Lord Molens, John Heidon, and othir of the seid rio Lous peple in like foiitroe to be named, to enquere, liere and determyn all trespaccs, extorcioos, riotles, forcible entrees, nuyntenaunces,* champerties,' embraceries,* offenses, and mesprisio DS ^ by hem or ony of hem doen, als wecl atte sute of our sovereign Lord the Kyng, as of your seid besecher and his seid fel Tees, and every of hem, or of ony olhir of the Kyngges lieges ; atte reverence af God, and in weye of chariie. And if he were disposed to do right, oiy CDimsell thynketh he shuld restore that, for therfor nedith nowthir co- munycacion nor trete. Has no word f Tom them of the coirection and enf TTOssing of the damages done to him by divers cneo in Nariblk, of part o? Also, Sir, thynk on Yemcmouth , that ze ordeyne that John Jenney, or Limnour, or sum 'good man be burgeys for Yememouth. »53 Moleyns; and, Sir, late the cctye be wa«, for he wyll do ^' hem a velony, but yf he may have hese men ; and. by Fenn, wu dou ULen Ihe copy nf K17 Loftl of Yi'rk't " bi U ' vhii Ji William Wayie ical t Q John PAKan, nt RMDCiancd in llic tad of (he tatr ktlcr^ Richard, Duke of York, his Pei Uum to Kyng Henry for the puny skemeni of Treytors, Ssfc. D.i4Sa endited of treson, and other beyng openly noysed of the same; wherfore for gret inconveniens that have r fallen, and grelt is lyke to fallen her after in your seid I reamc, which God defende, but if[uri/^ss] be your Hygh- \ nesse provysion convenable be mad for Jew reforma- \cion and punysliment in this behalf; Wherfore I, your nurable suget and lyge man, Richard, Duke of York, willyng as etfectually as I kan, and desiryng suertc and prosperite of your most roia Jl person, and welfare of this your noble reame, councel and advertyse your exce JJenl, for the conversacion [ratiserva/ion] of good tranquillite and pesable rewle among all trew sogelts, for to ordeyn and provyde that dcwe justice be had a yenst all such that ben so endited or openly so noysed : wher inne 1 offre, and wol put me in devour for to execute your comaundements in thes premises of such offenders, and recbesse of the seid mysrewlers to my myth and power. people as ye may gete for oure ivorehip at tbii lyine ; 1 for we will be there like oure estate in oure best mse without any delay. Item, the day oi oier and teraiyner shall holde at Norwich on Moneday next comyng, and by thai cause iny Lord of Oxenford shall be disported of his comyng to the Parlement for to attende to the Sessions of oier, &c. with my cousin Fastou, made late to my Loid Noriollc was right well avised, in case that the Justice sboidd be Count Ermanded. J I Aa iaquiiitiou taken by Che e Khealor of a county by virtue of hia cffioe »u frequenily called as "offin." \M object wu 10 iuic«niu Q Ihe Kiaf't bile (o certain landb * Thomas Bert wma pre Kaled Co Hay Lctdim by Sir Joho Fa Motfin t^^L *» m*l HBlf KY ri, ifr S 124. ne by his attumey, at no sesionsofairii'rff/-«y Hfrholdeninthesaidcoume; plese the Kyng and Lords forsaid, to comitte the said Sir Thomas Tudenham to preson, ther to abide til in to the tyme that he to the said inditemcnts hath answerid, and to the billes and compleynts of the said inliabi- tauntz in fourme of law. bm k U not n Lea^a Qcd id ttoa't Enat L 913 THE PASTON LETTERS. And my Maister Ye Werton seid full discretly, and countro Ued the seid Prisot when he seid, sittyng in the Guyhalle of Norwich, these wordys to the Meyre and Com- monalte, " A, Sir Meyre and your brethren, as to the processe of youre compleyntez, we wole put them in contynuance, but in all other we wo Je procede ; " which wordys Yelvenon thought right parciall. 1451, 23 Sep L Sir Johm Fastolc to Sir Thomas Howes. i TGHT tmsty frendys, I grele you well Item where as the Bysshop of Norwych ' malcyth but delayes in my resooable desyre for an eende to be had in the xxv. Item, sende me the value of Cooke ys tenement in Drayton, wyth xx. Item, John Beslon and the sayd Robert Taillor, and other of the sayd riottcs felowshipp, toke on Thomas Byrden of Lyngewod and bele hym and prisoned hym till tinlo such tymc that he was delyvered by the mene of my Lord of Norwycb; and for that sorow, distres, and grete payne and betyng, the sayd Thomas Byrden toke suche kynesse that he dyed. Bokkyng wrius that a wril of ratishme Ht dt gan U is taken, and Wen Ewonb'* counsel "call sore upon the action of zoo marlis in the Commo Q Picas, and John Aadreai is ready there, and wrils of Mfiai ayenst John Poner u ncll as ayenst Sii Tbomos." Begi him la hasten lo London, as there is great labour ngninst our inteti L Weiitworth has go L Debcnham, Raddyf T, and others in my Lord's house against ui. refc Tfncei la Oiii leticr latli BBftau-of Ihcmrdihip.pudlothe KCMiifl agu RBi Jalm Pcvtcr tad Sir Thoo HB Uow Et, jt U ihow Lui it lc Joup 10 tb* ytai ujs-] 246. And also all my Lord of Warrewikke men, my Lord of York men, and also my Lord of Solesbury men goo with hames, and in hames with Strang wepotis, and have stuffed their Lordes barges full ot wepon dayly unto Westminster. inriommc, A9 \t vu finiw4Kd by Jobn f H5Ioa ai Norwich the ^cry diy i , «.s^ ivtiiun, whereas in Jutif 1461 Pasloq wn« b Lun Uop, Moreovtf, it CO" . [From Fcnn, L 114,] Thi$ Icrtci wu vrdric Q m ijjs, at the Iijne'or Ihd KIdc'i Komi a UAck at li Uuc H, which happennl w UU hv wba wh Ict tht control of ihe Duke ti Vvk mud the Earli of Warwick und Snl[(bufy. In the mcnc tyme his menye robbe his chambte, and ryfled his huches,^ and trussed suyche as they coude gete to gydder, and caryed it i\wey on his own hors. softly, for cawse he myght not go fas L ,d whanne tliei were thus departed, he turned .

TGHT trusty and wyth all myn hert cntierly welbelovyd, I grete yow wele, and wol that ye wete thai a gentelman of your ally haghe [Aa/A] ben wyth me, at whos instans and steryng and by hese good avyes I wold ful fayne amet [Ao Df met] wyth yow at Framyngham; but I may no lenger abyde here for the strayte comaundment that I have to be wyth the Kyng. 1450, [Aug.] [The Earl of Oxford to the Duke of Norfolk.] [From Paiton MSS., B. ]](ir on the 3T3t Janu ATV ijja Ili C acis here c Cpin- plaisfd of »ve iherefore Lbmc coimec Ud Wh Puton'l Mcaqd e^u Uin fron Gwhw. SECHETH mekely John Paston that where Robert Huiigerford, Knyght, Lord Molens, and Alianore, his wyff, iate with force and strengtli, and grete multitude of rioltous peple, to the noumbre of a thousand persones and mo, gadered by th'excitacion and procuiyng of John Hey- don ' a yenst the Kynggs pees, in riotous maner entred up on your seid besecher and olhir enfeoffed to his use in the manoir of Gresham with th'appurtenauncei in the shire of Norffolit ; whiche riotous peple brake, dispoiled, and drew doun the place of ^our seid bese- cher in the seid toun, and drafe out his wiff and ser- vauntes there beyng, and lyfied, took, and bare awey allc the goodes and catalx that your seid besecher and his servauntes hadde there to the value of cc/i. Also by fore this lyme I have agreed to put it in ij, juges, so thei wolde tletermyne by our evydences the right, moevyng nother partie to yeve other by ony menn, but only the right determyned, he to be fully recom- pensed that hath right Whereto he wold not agree, but alle tymes wolde that thoe juges shulde entrete the parties as they myght be drawe to by offre and profrc A. And also my Lord Chaunceler undirstond that the Lord Moleyns men toke and bar away more then cc/i. Wherof I ddyvered hym a bylle of every parcell, wherto al the world knoweth he canne make no title. 345-] Sir John Fastolf to Sih Thomas Howys, Thomas Gbene, AND WATKVS SHYr DAM. Sir, labour ze to the Meyer that John Dam' or Will 1 , Jenney be burgeys for the cetye of Norwych, telle ' Ithem that he may be yt as well as Yonge is of Brystow, or the Recordor is of London, and as the Recordour of i Covenlre is for the cite of Coventre, and it so in many , places in Ingland. H V irc iric]iii«] (a thii Ji l Eiis aha belo D^ EO inw laior y«i. day of Novembrc in youre best aray, with as many clenly'. D, 1450, II Nov, Jo HW Damme and Jambs Gresham to John Pastom. It EASE it yow to wete that Sir William Oldhall is chosyn Speker of the Parlement, a Dd ad- mytted by the Kyng, Sic. Ai yoa inform inc ihal Sit Todenham has senl 10 John Qeic lo be U London, you tnust i^k him and hi5 nife lo go before the baililbi of Yarmciuth, and certily how it was Bysshop'i nife did not receiic the i'loo I was niicd 10 pay her. — (/b margin, " cyer and deter- miner.") Special labour has licen made that Justice Ydvei- Ion should not come down this Martinmas, but the King and Lotds have determined that he shall keep his day ; " and [he labour that ye. and wad ■pudiu It e-n savacion of my pore worshyp, whych I wole well they may not hurt l)ut they doo rae wrongs, to the Kyng, my Lord Chaun- ccller, my I/jrd of W)-nches(er,' my Lord Cromewell, and in othyr places, as ye semyth, that no credence be goven to mync hurt . Please it your noble wisdamis to conceyve that it hath be the comon laiv of the land of long tj'me that if a comon theef were, in ony cuntre, so often indited or delect of so many offencez he shuld not, by the law of the lande, be late to baile ne meynprise, but be kept in prison ill he were put to answere of swich crymes as he were so detect of And also please your greet wis- dams to concej-ve that all the Juges of the Kynges B^jiche, of long and late tyme sittyng in their place, iaudablely han usid to coraitte to prison, with oute baile or meynprise, for a tyme, al persones that han be detecte before thcym of any ryot or greet cruel offence agayn the peas, which offence myghi a be subvercyon of the law by ony Uklynesse ; and advertisyng the greet mischcves tliat this noble roialme hath oftyn standyn in for the greet extorcyors and oppressions that hath be don in the same,' and how greet a subvercyon of the lawe and of the polityk govemauncc of the land siiych exiorcyon is ; and of your prudent and sage wis- dams lyke yow to make requisicion to the Kyng our soverain Lord, and to the Lords cspirituallji and tern- porelx in this present Parlement assembled, that by the concideracion that the said Sir Thomas wold never aperc, in his persone. Has delivered up the shipmen, and left the ship beie for ciuscs which he will write ; " for the raysc bath been lull costuj^ except Ihcy came in tauiflee." London, 13 April 29 Hen. can be no dr^u U Juha Jcnticy wu the pcrvn inbendcd^ Perham " Dtmicy " on llic lefi^luvo p^^ u a mupnot. ptessounof theiset comedoun theder, as I understand, with iiij'^ [400] hors and mere ; and consideiyng how ther wellwillere wer ther assembled at iher instaunce, it had be right jo wperlous and ferefull for any of the pleyn- tyfs to have be present, for ther was nat one of the pleynlyfs ner compleynuantez ther, but youi right feith- fu U and trusty weel wilier John Pastoo. Sir Thomas ffowys, Parson of Castellcombe, htyng at Castre. for every wey, I pray you aunswer that for your acquytaille. I reporte me to your wisdom, and God have you in his keping. - Wherfor makith billiz of your grevance, and come to us, and we schal brynge yow to the Kynges presence ■ Indic Ared br F«pn aa Ultgiblc ui US I oar selfe, whos preseoce wyll be her in all the hast with the mercy of God, and see the reformacion ther of his owyn persone. Item, die sayd Robert Taillor, because the sayd Thomas Baret complayned of the same betyng, lay in awayte oppon hym, with Other of his feloushippe, and bete hym agayn. Ott tlu lef aftkis Utter, in a different hand, is ttritten — Prove ontrouihc in the Undir-Sherit or that he dede olhii wbe thanne your conosell avysid hym, and Fasloa shall demc DC hym Bccordyiig. Lords of Warre- wikke and Cromwell ther is at this day grete grugyng, in somoch as the Erie of Shrouesbury hath loged hym at the hospiiall of Seynt James, beside the Mewes, be the Lord Cromwells desire, for his sauf gard. 3a.] Th U leritr u BEtriburec T by Ftnn 1o Lhc year 1461, but 1h.11 d^ftc l« ccrtim! In the Utter part of (ha Letter lofne w«dfl life Itut by xhedtctyot cau5e Radfotds men set opyn the gats and ye»ic owt ^to se the fyer ; and for with th'erll sone forseid cntrcd into the place and intreted Radford to come doun of his charabrc to sp[e]ke with them, promyttyng hym that he shuld no bodyly harm have; up on whiche pro- mysse he come douii, and spak wi^ the seid Erll sone. Ughi ai TDW Ibnnad tor very Imi uil unifhl ahou.*— •H&iliw Et L * Ajchbiibop Bouiduer, S5" THE PASTON LETTERS.

A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. I therfore sayd unto yow, wolyng and mevyng yow aftyr your trowth, and as ye know, that ye do put in artycles the indisposicion of the people, and what your avyce is to be do for the restieynyng of the same ; and this articles I pray yow set to your seal, and cause other gentelmen with wham ye have comonyng set ther scales, for this is neces- sary, and that I may schew it to the Kyng and to my Lordis of hese Councell, and that I fayle not here of for your honeste and myn excuse. But for asmouch as the Kynge ha A geve to me straidy in charge to be with bys Highnesse at Westminstre on Satcrda[y] if must] departe towards London. If my Lord Chaunceler hath lost my bilie that I delyvered hym. Is patticulariy aaiioui to know what they have done about Rydlyngfeld, Ac- London, 7 Sept. Ingood feyth, good Sir, thynke on all these maters; meche more I hadde to wryte on to yow, yf I kowde a remembryd me, but I hadde no leyser be my fyth. e the Alderman to cryc on my Lord that they mown have justyce of these men that he indyted, and that my Lorde wyll speke un to the Kyoge therof. ]T FASE it yow to wete that I come to London ihe Wednesseday at even late next after my departyng from yow, and it was told me that my Maisler Calthorp hadde writyng fro my Lord of York to awayte on hym at his comyng in lo Norffolk to be oon of his men, and that no gentilman of Norffolk had writyng to awayte on hym but he; and sum folke wetie that it is to th'entent that he shuld bo outhir shiref or knyght of the shire, to the forther- yng of othir folks, &c The Kyng is remevid frotn Westminster, summe men sey to Fysshwick,' and summc sey to Bristowe. seid ageyn he knewe weel the laborer thereof; and my Maister Y. barred of his conspirace, and also ot his damages, though that he be nonnsewed Iherin, or though it be afterward discontynued. It is seid here that the Duke of York and tlie Duke of Norfib Uc shulln not come here this vii. It is apoynted that who shall sue any bille in the Parlement, thei must be put into the Commone Hous by for Seint Edmunds day • atle fetthest, Sl-c 1 Mh Mimmbv. Thank Nicholas Bokkyng for what he did about Ihe cetti Aotle ofthe jury inlheot Bee' of Tyche- wcl], and beg him to gel it seated in time, which will be a great evidence for the lecoveij of my manor. " to be occupied in the cait." Commendations to his cousin John Bemey. Send for William Cole about the accounts, and thank the Parson of Haylcsdon' for the three writings of Wiltshire's irill *iul Gomey he sent me bj Worcester; but say I piayed him to search for mote. * Item, compleyneth John Bladsmyth of Swafliam of that that where John, late Piyour of Penteney,'" prede- cessor of the prior that now is, and the covent of the same place, the Munday next aftir the fesi of Seyni Mathew the Evangelist, the xiij. Also to knowe som of your feynt frendes, at that tyme that my Lord Norffolk sal at Norwich up on the oyer deier- tnyner, Sir John Hevyngbam myht nat fynde it in bis hert lo go iiij. Ham thai the •)W JH^Xfmywr is to be at Norwich on Thunday' af Wr Holy^ rood day, and that Will. Bids them send bji indeniute o F Cornelys Floryson about wheat and mall. As to the inalter agiinst Applierd, if Todcoham, Heydon, Wy- mondham, &c., or any of them, will labour for their acquittal against me in tlie Lady Bardolf's matter, you must oppose i L Trusts the present mayor and his predecessor know whit he hai done for the ta«ii, and Will. marc; and so then the Pryour shall lese for ever iiij" [/our saire] marc of rent, and that wyihout onye concience, for Uiey have be fab both to the Clyffordys and to me thys vij. And y trust lo God to correct hem so by spirituell law and temporell law, that all othyr Relygyoux shall take an example to breke the covenant or wille of anye benefactor that avauncyth hem wyth londs, rents, or gode ; and my confessouis have exorted me gretely Ither too. Wiy C al London, the lodij, day of September anno xxx° R. I John Fastou, Kl [ There is one Walsam wold desyre acquiiaunce of pardon for the wydow of Hygham, I hafe no cause, for hyr husband left hyr whereoff to pay byr debts suffi- saunt, and for me he ferre the better. Sit Thomas, that ye sokl a wey salt but ' Wa Jnr Lyhut or H«ft sa S THE PASTON LETTERS. Item, on Middleyot Sunday,' the xxx*" yere of cure soveraigne Lorde the Kynge that now ys, Robert Dallyng, Robert Churche, Robert Taillor, Herry Bang. bill ' both by the Kyng, Lords, and Come puttyng Thorp, Josep, and my Lord of Somerset in i the defaute; be the which biil all maoer of actions l" shuld growe to any person or petsones for any ofiensetl at that joumey doon, in any maner of wise shuld b*l extynt and voide, affennyng all thing doon there well doon, and nothing doon there never after this tyme, to be spoken of; to the which bill monya man grog full sore nowe it is passed. Upton,' Lodowick of Pole, Wil Uam Lynd Calyn [JJnco/nf], and John Mer- chal LI No more, bnt our Lorde have you both in his po^ petuell kep'ng. It is seyde be Heydon and his disdples that my Mayster Yelverton and ye and my . To Sir Janus Giayt j JHER be dyvers thynges in your letter sent to me; one that a s!

Whether a book is in the public domain may vmy country to country. Therforc therof beaeche your good Lordship that ye vouchesaf to como D with the seyd k[oyghtes and squyeis] as with your feytfull servaunts ; and I trost to God to se youre good Lordship at Framyngham as I shall And yf your Lordshep seme necessary that I now beynge at Westminster shall any thynge laboure or desfire for the rule] and governaunce of the counte for- sayd, or for reformacion of suche wrongc as the peples herta most agrugge as lyke that I meve to the Kynge and the Lordes of the Counceyll, so wyll I meve, and none otherwyse as Wheiyn I beseche your grace to know ^our entente by the brynger her of. wherof I sende yow a copie, that thanne ye put up to hym an othir of the same, takyng a copie to your self. And, Sir, in divers partes in the town there [w^^] my Lord comyth, there wolde be ordeyneii many porcions of Comeners to crye on my Lord for justice of diese men that ame indyted, and telle lier nammes, in speciall Todenhara, Heydon, Wyndham, Prentys. And it is seid that he hath do wretyn to alle his men that be in the chekroll ' to awayte on hym atte Parlc- ment in their best aray ; why, no man can telle. ' Stt page 144, Note Id • Wil Uam Yelvuton, k Jiutiot o( i Im Kiii('l tkach. Sec, and ellis are ye in jopardy of a coospirace, for H. nyght Item, it is supposed that an oier and determyner shall come hastily into Nonvidi. As touchyng Shirefs, ther am none chosyn ne named, and as men suppose, non shall be chosyn til my Lord of Yorks comyng, ic. yeer of tlie kyng, our soverain lord that now is, at Swafham forsaid, iete to ferme to the forsaid John Bladsmyth certeyn londs, tents, tenements, and pasture,* 152. furlong from his duellyng place to the shirehouse, but now he cowd ryde from Norwich to Walsyngham to syt as one of the Commyssionera. Yclvertoo, jostice, is lo be there, t U- certain, therefore, how the substnntiol men of Norwich kit inclined in my matter against Appu Uerd, and take Ptuton'i sdvice in proceeding. Jenney and his brother can testify to Applierd's demeanour. Adam atte More, with other unknowyn, be the comaundement and assent of the sayd Robert Led- haro, made afiray uppon Kerry Smyth and Thomas Chainbre atte Sulhbirlyngham, the sayd Heny and Thomas and that tyme knetyng to see the usyng of the masse, and than and ther wold have kyllyd the sayd Herry and Thomas atte the prestys bakke, ne had they be lettyd. and cnderly welbcloved Sn; I recominaunde me unto you, desiring hertlf to here of your welfare. the i ii Krack m, ud ij ptacad a Rtr It in ikt I Six Jobk Fastou to Joks FAntiii. And if I rayght be recommaunded unto my spedall maister and youres, with all loliness and trewe seivics I beseech you hertely as I can. Writen at London, on Seynt Maigarele Even,* in_ hast ; and after this is rede and understonden, I prajf you bren or breke it, for I am loth to write any of any Ixn A. Mayster AI-ngton shuld have doo oon Sir John Tar- ' ^ssale, paison of the Estchurche ^ of Warham and diapeleyn to the priour' of Walsynghatn, to put in to die Parlement, a bilie of divers tresons don be ray Lord of Norwich,' Sir Thomas Tudenham, and John Heydon, and ye shuld have set to your seales ; and "' that Heydon had be vj. aw[n]derus no)-se shuld renne ageyns Yelverton, Alygton and me, lo brynge us owte of the conceytes of the puple be Heydon and his dyscyplis, of a bill that shuld have do put uppe in to die Parlement ageyns my Lord of Norwich and odir. John Cbkdwokth, Bishop of Lincoln, to John P ASTON. 246.] The da S« of (hii Ic Rer U Aiccrtal Dtd bj h «DEenip DTmn«piil meau Vmndun U lh« botlom of ibc ori Kioa] in these words, '^Lil L ditcc L Joh'i Po Ai Hi inlcr Uichulcm muj, ei xi-iiiij- Htm.

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