Citations

Page/Folio No.: 43Letter #: 511

thanking your ladyship for my gown that ye sent me

Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 7-14-1533
Page/Folio No.: 45Letter #: 513

And as touching my gown, I thank your ladyship it was well meet for me.

Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 9-24-1533
Page/Folio No.: 47Letter #: 514

Madam, I heartily thank your ladyship for my gown, of me undeserved.

Letter From: Sir John Bonde, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 11-2-1533
Page/Folio No.: 57Letter #: 520

And sithens my sister's departing she hath sent for part of her clothing, the which she left behind her; the which I do retain in my keeping and will do, until such time that I may know your futher pleasure herein.

Notes:

Jane's sister left without telling her, early in the morning, to go live with their brother Marrys.

Letter From: Jane Bassett, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 9-13-1535
Page/Folio No.: 51Letter #: 516

Item, as touching Walter Cawsy, he is desirous to be your fisher. I pray your ladyship whether he shall have as he had before time: that was, his house rent by the year and his coat, and his part of the fishing after St. Andrew's day?

Letter From: Sir John Bonde, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 4-30-1534
Page/Folio No.: 71Letter #: 526

Furthermore, my master being in good health, thanking your ladyship for a piece of gold of ijs vjd and a purse of crimson velvet and a shirt collar sent by William Seller, and to me a iiijd. Moreover I desire your ladyship to send my master cloth for a green coat against summer, and a petticote, and cloth for hosen. I thank your ladyship for the shirt cloth that ye sent me, howbeit I cannot tell whether I shall have them note it for.

Notes:

The 'master' is John Basset, son of Lady Lisle. He was at the time living with the Norton family and William Bremelcum was his man-servant.

Letter From: William Bremelcum, Letter To: Lady Lisle, Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 3-9-1534
Page/Folio No.: 72Letter #: 527

Since I sent you my last epistle, these tokens I have received from you; half a crown of gold and a purse of crimson velvet and shirt band, and for Master Norton a pouch of russet velvet, and for Mistress his wife a pair of beads

Notes:

John Basset, son aof Lady Lisle, was at the time living with the Norton family, and William Bremelcum was his man-servant. William enclosed John's latin version of this letter with the English translation.

Letter From: William Bremelcum (John Basset), Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 3-12-1534
Page/Folio No.: 73Letter #: 528

heartily thanking your ladyship for a crown that ye sent him by Master Kyrton, which had my master's vest velvet cap for master George in your ladyship's name. Also my master has need of so much crimson satin to stock him a doublet, and so much black satin for another. Moreover I heartily thank your ladyship for my good coat cloth sent by Sir Robert and iij skins.

Notes:

Byrne remarks that 'stock' used as a verb seems to mean 'make stocks to match'. It is likely that upper stocks are meant, as the material is satin.

Letter From: William Bremelcum, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 7-4-1534
Page/Folio No.: 7475Letter #: 530

Furthermore, my master thanks your ladyship for his coat-cloth, iij shirts, and a yard and a half of satin

I desire your ladyship to send my Master some cloth for hosen, and so much to make me a pair, and a shirt cloth for me

Notes:

The 'master' is John Basset, son of Lady Lisle. He was at the time living with the Norton family and William Bremelcum was his man-servant.

In a previous letter, satin for (upper?) stocks had been requested.

Letter From: William Bremelcum, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 10-18-1534
Page/Folio No.: 83Letter #: 531

Written the Wednesday after Saint Lucy's Day, early in the morrow, kneeling upon my cap, and saving your honour, naked but my shirt and doublet, by your daily bedeman.
And the xsw sent by Brydde to Seller was bestowed upon your cloth. Item, the ixs was paid to the tailor.

Letter From: John Perpownte, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 12-20-1533
Page/Folio No.: 8485Letter #: 533

therefore she gat a'horse and rode to Sir Antony Windsor, for to his wife, as she said that little Lady Bridget's bonnet was sent by a man that she knew not, but that he said he knew the said Sir Antony and the lady his wife well, and so she sent the bonnet by him. And as she saith, she sent to the said lady xls that she did owe unto her, which xls she feareth is lost. Then, at her coming to the said Lady Windsor, this bonnet was not come. Then, as she saith, there was search made where the man that hadd the bonnet was lodged; and with a woman a box with the bonnet was found; and then was present my lord's servant, one Robert Anmer, and he did promise her to bring the bonnet to Winchester from Southwick

Letter From: Christopher Plummer, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 3-27-1534
Page/Folio No.: 86Letter #: 534

I bought him a bonnet, a girdle, a pair of hose and shoes, price ijs vijd.

Notes:

These items were bought for George Basset, son of Lady Lisle.

Letter From: John Perpownte, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 6-16-1534
Page/Folio No.: 8990Letter #: 535

pleaseth it your ladyship to understand that according to your commandment I have been at Windchester and delivered Mistress Bridget's apparel as appeareth by your ladyship's bill, of which nothing lacked.

Moreover, my Lady Abbess intendeth to make me for Mistress [Bridget] ij kirtles of her chamlet and damask gowns and another velvet gown which will no wise be mended. It is clean perished upon the pleats. And in that she will know your further pleasure.

Notes:

Bridget, daughter of the Lisles, was lodged at St. Mary's, and the Abbess charged with her welfare and wardrobe. The Abbess intends to make kirtles out of gowns that are too small or worn out. See letter 537 for more on this.

Letter From: Edward Russell, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 6-16-1534
Page/Folio No.: 90Letter #: 536

It may please you to send Mistress Bridget a thing that goeth over the fore-part of her head. It is of crimson satin, edged with gold.

Letter From: John Perpownte, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 7-1-1534
Page/Folio No.: 92Letter #: 537

And whereas your ladyship do write that you sent me an ermine cap [cape?] for your daughter, surely I see none; but the tawny velvet gown that you write of, I have received it. I have sent unto you by the bringer of your letter your daughter's black velvet gown. Also I have caused kirtles to be made of her old gowns, according unto your writing.

Notes:

see letter 535 for mention of these gowns and kirtles<

Letter From: Elizabeth Shelley (Abbess of St. Mary's), Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 10-2-1534
Page/Folio No.: 92Letter #: 538

item, for a frieze coat, vs xd ob.: item, a bonnet, xviijd: sum xvjs iiijd ob.: received of Robert Cornewayll xjs jd. Against Crystemasse I will go to Winchester, and then I will buy him hose and shoes.

My mind was to have seen your good ladyship at Michaelmas, and therefore I bestowed near iijli in apparel; but of my good fellows which had my money I could get never a penny, which was my let. The remnant of your mark was bestowed in the cap, shoes, and girdle.

Notes:

The items in the first part are for George Basset.

Letter From: John Perpownte, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 10-27-1534
Page/Folio No.: 93Letter #: 539

After due recommendation, pleaseth it your good ladyship to know that I have received your letter, dated the iiijth day of Februarii last past, by the which I do perceive your pleasure to know how Mistress Bridget your daughter doth, and what things she lacketh: Madame, thanks be to God, she is in good health, but I assure your ladyship she lacketh convenient apparel, for she hath neither whole gown or kirtle but the gown and kirtle that you sent to her last. And also she hath not one good partlet to put about her neck, nor but one good coif to put upon her head. Wherefore, I beseech your ladyship to send to her such apparel as she lacketh, as shortly as ye may conveniently.

Also, madame, I have laid out for her, for mending of her gowns and for ij matins books, iiij pair of hosen, and iiij pair of shoes, and other small things, iijs vd.

Letter From: Elizabeth Shelley (Abbess of St. Mary's), Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 2-26-1535
Page/Folio No.: 94Letter #: 540

And Mrs. Bridget is merry, and her lady desireth ij partlets for her, which your ladyship may please to send.

Letter From: John Atkinson, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 8-24-1536
Page/Folio No.: 96Letter #: 541

My humble duty unto your Ladyship premised, these shall be advertising the same that I received your letter, and had before that time prepared for Mr. George your son vj yards of velvet for a coat, which had been made long ere this time, save only there was one sick in the tailor's house that should have made it, which I doubted to have been the plague. Notwithstading it hath proved the contrary, lauded be God, so that it shall be made for him accordingly, both full and long, so that with good governance it shall serve him this v years.

Notes:

On page 97, Byrne writes that on the back of this letter is written *Rd. of Mr. Campion the ix of September syxe yards of black velvet. JH*

For more on this coat, see letter 544.

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 10-19-1536
Page/Folio No.: 97Letter #: 543

And as touching the iiij yards [and a] half of damask, and the viij yards of taffeta narrow, is owing unto Christopher Campion, payable at April as appeareth by his bill.

Mrs. Alys hath been herre demanding money for dyeing of the kersey vs and viijd [iiij?] and for crewel ijs and for silk xviijd.

Notes:

In a footnote, Byrne includes the bill of obligation:
*Be it known unto all men by these presents that I, John Husee, gentleman, one of the King's Retinue in Calais, have received of Christopher Campion of London, mercer, iiij yards dim. of russet damask at vijs. the yard and viij yards of taffeta which is at ijs. the yard: all which sums amounteth to xlvijs. and vjd., which stuff is for my lady's son, Mr. George Basset, the which sum of forty and seven shillings and sixpence I the said John Husee promise and bind me in my said Lady Lysle's behalf to see the same contented and paid unto the said Christopher or his assigns the xv day of March next coming after the date of these presents. In witness whereof I have written this bill with my own hand, the vth day of September, the xxviijth year of the reign of our sovereign lord King Henry the viijth. By me John Husee*

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 10-27-1536
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