Citations

Page/Folio No.: 133134Letter #: 872

And I also received xxvjs viijd for your caps; and more the warrant for the man which paid xls. And I gave Raff iij yds. of cloth at vs the yard, which Goodal hath now paid me.
Madam, touching your nightgown and your waistcoats [they] are even in every point made as my Lady Beauchamp's; and it is the very fashion that the Queen and all the ladies doth wear, and so were the caps. But yet I have caused that your ladyship sent me to be new made, which I do send in a box, with such a past as they do now use to wear. Divers of the ladies hath their nightgowns embroidered, some with gold and some with silk.

I bought a chest to pack it in, which cost me vs iiijd. Mine hostess would lend me none, as Goodal can tell. All the stuff is in the said chest, reserving one carpet and the cradle, which is all the stuff my Lady Sussex sendeth, and vj carpets which I have borrowed of Tylsley, a box with your cap of ermines, and therein a lawnde Mrs. Whalley gave you

The goldsmith's bill I do send herein enclosed. And more, ij pair of hosen for my Lord, all which I trust shall come unto your ladyship shortly, and well conditioned, or else I would be right sorry.

verso] He forgetteth not your weir, nor I to procure your ladyship some cramp rings.

Notes:

ordering
christening (plus commentary pp. 134-5)
token

1. A 'past' (paste or passe) was a decorated border, in some rich material, often ornamented with pearls, precious stones, or goldsmith's work, worn round the front of the French hood, and edged with fine, transparent, goffered lawn.

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 4-2-1537
Page/Folio No.: 136Letter #: 873

My lord of Hereford shewed me that he sent your Ladyship j dozen cramp rings.

Notes:

token

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 4-7-1537
Page/Folio No.: 136Letter #: 873

I shall have cramp rings for your ladyship, but I must tarry the time

Notes:

token

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 4-15-1537
Page/Folio No.: 137138Letter #: 874

Therefore it shall be requisite I know your ladyship's pleasure therein, with all celerity and speed, what order shall be taken for money for him and also for a coat and cloak for him, with a jerkin and a coat for his man

Notes:

tokens, but not specified what sort

child John

Queen with child--pregnancy

cushion

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 4-30-1537
Page/Folio No.: 139Letter #: 875

Mr. Basset's chest, with apparel and others, is laden in this boat which Agnes Woodroff goeth in, and hath promised to see the same delivered. And as touching his coat cloth, there is none of the same colour to be had that the Queen's brother did wear at Calais; for Bremelcum and I have sought all London for the same, and have been even with the same draper that served him, but all helpeth not. And herewith I do send your ladyship a pattern of cloth which is almost like it: and for because I would not buy the same without your ladyship's assent, I do send the said pattern, wherein I would gladly know your ladyship's pleasure with the first.

Notes:

cushion
ordering
child John
textile

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Male
Date: 5-12-1537
Page/Folio No.: 142Letter #: 879

Her Grace is great with child, and shall be open-laced with stomacher by Corpus Christi Day at the farthest.

Notes:

pregnancy
2. Cf. No. 880. Compare Chapuys on Anne Boleyn in May 1533, who goes 'unlaced with placard, having put in a piece to enlarge her gown, as ladies do when in the family way' (L. & P. VI 556, p. 243).

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Female
Date: 5-23-1537
Page/Folio No.: 144Letter #: 880

The Queen's Grace is great with child, and shall be open-laced with stomacher betwixt this and Corpus Christi day.

Notes:

pregnancy

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Female
Date: 5-23-1537
Page/Folio No.: 145Letter #: 881

as God knoweth, who send your ladyship long life with much honour, and when time shall be a fair son, that I may have my coat of velvet.

Notes:

?

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Male
Date: 5-24-1537
Page/Folio No.: 146Letter #: 882

And where ye send to know whether I did receive a heart of gold from you / truth is that it came unto me but of late / which heart I do send unto you hereinclosed by your said servant /

Notes:

token

Letter From: Lady Rutland, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Female
Date: 6-10-1537
Page/Folio No.: 146Letter #: 883

howbeit, I tarried his coming according unto your ladyship's commandment; and so this morning he hath made an end with the clothier, which is a very lewd fellow. And with the next passage young Justyce goeth over with the clothes, who will show your ladyship of all the circumstances at large.

Notes:

livery?

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 6-12-1537
Page/Folio No.: 151Letter #: 887

Madam, upon Thursday last the Queen being at dinner, my Lady Rutland and my Lady Sussex being waiters on her Grace, her Grace chanced, eating of the quails, to common of your ladyship and of your daughters; so that such communication was uttered by the said ij ladies that her Grace made grant to have one of your daughters; and the matter is thus concluded that your ladyship shall send them both over, for her Grace will first see them and know their manners, fashions, and conditions, and take which of them shall like her Grace best; and they must be sent over about vj weeks hence, and your ladyship shall not need to do much cost on them till time you which of them her Grace will have. But ij honest changes they must have, the one of satin, the other of damask. And at their coming the one shall be in my Lady of Rutland's chamber and the other in my Lady Sussex' chamber; and once known which the Queen will have, the other to be with the Duchess of Suffolk, and then to be apparelled according to their degrees. But madam, the Queen will be at no more cost with her but wages and livery, and so I am commanded to write unto your ladyship.

The Queen goeth with placard not laced. I sent by Annes Woodroff iij baskets, j cage for quails with ij troughs, and ij yards dim of cloth for Mr. Basset's coat.

Notes:

the quails given as a gift by the Lisles
see vol 3, pp. 23-5 on clothes for court
honest=respectable (fn. 5)
pregnancy
Hussey gives advice on behavior

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 7-17-1537
Page/Folio No.: 153Letter #: 888

And I shall also show my lord of Hereford his servant that your ladyship hath received the cramp rings his master sent.

Herewith I do send your ladyship Christopher Campion's reckoning which he sent me. If your Ladyship do gently write him some letter I think he will tarry till Michaelmas.

Notes:

cushion
debt
token

Hereford=Hartford in fn. 1 cf. Nos. 866, 871

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 6-17-1537
Page/Folio No.: 163164165Letter #: 895

My Lady of Sussex hath given Mrs. Anne a kirtle of crimson damask and sleeves to the same, and also she hath promised Mrs. Katharine a gown of taffeta, so that she is very good and loving to them; and Mrs. Anne lieth in her chamber, and Mrs. Katharine in my Lady Rutland's chamber. And against Mrs. Ashley's going out, your ladyship must send such bedding as is written in Mrs. Pole's book of reckoning, and that will be within this ij months. And further, Mrs. Anne must have such apparel as is also written in the same book, which was 'pointed by my lady Rutland and my Lady Sussex. Howbeit, since that time James is come from the court, and said that the Queen's pleasure [is] that Mrs. Anne shall wear out her French apparel, so that your ladyship shall thereby be no loser. Howebeit, she must needs have a bonnet of velvet and a frontlet of the same. I saw her yesterday in her velvet bonnet that my Lady Sussex had 'tired her in, and methought it became her nothing so well as the French hood; but the Queen's pleasure must needs be fulfilled. I think your ladyship's old apparel would serve this matter for Mrs. Anne, and your frontlets, as well as new, for a time.
And Mrs. Katharine lacketh also such things as is written and appointed for her in the said book of reckonings

Further your ladyship shall understand that I had xxli of Mr. Fowler, which hath been employed upon such necessaries as your daughters did lack, according unto Mrs. Pole's reckoning. She bought all for ready money, and all thing is paid for, save the making of their gear.

Further, your ladyship shall understand that Mrs. Mary wrote unto Mrs. Anne her sister for a great mastiff and ij ells of fine holland cloth.

Madam, my Lady of Sussex desireth your ladyship to send her the ring she sent you which is a wreath of gold, for it is the Queen of Hungary's, who would not lose the same for a king's ransom, but maketh much ado for it. The owner is kin to my Lady Paulet. Mrs. Pole knoweth who owneth it.

Notes:

child Anne Katharine Mary
court
textiles
token
commentary on tokens
Hussey's comment on how things are dearer when bought on credit than when paid for with cash

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Female
Date: 9-17-1537
Page/Folio No.: 167168Letter #: 896

And touching the high collars, I have spoken with Mrs. Hutton who will cause them to be made, for at this time where she bought hers there were none that liked her, but she promised to make search for some. If your Ladyship have them not by this bringer I intend to bring them myself.

Madam, now your Ladyship shall understand that the Queen's pleasure is that Mrs. Anne shall wear no more her French apparel. So that she must have provided a bonnet or ij, with frontlets and an edge of pearl, and a gown of black satin, and another of velvet, and this must be done before the Queen's grace's churching. And further, she must have cloth for smocks and sleeves, for there is fault founden that their smocks are too coarse; and also they must have chests. I have already mad eMrs. Anne, by my Lady Sussex' commandment, a new gown of Rysall worsted, turned-up with black velvet; and also Mrs. Katharine's black chamlet gown is new-bodied, and her old damask gown and her tawny chamlet gown hath made her kirtles, and my Lady Sussex hath given her a gown of tawny taffeta of hers turned-up with tawny velvet, which is now a-making for her. And her black satin gown must be new-bodied and then shall she be well. But she msut also have a bonnet, and frontlets, and cloth for her smocks and lseeves, and a chest. For Mrs. Katharine since her coming hath always worn a bonnet with frontlet of my Lady Rutland's, and Mrs. Anne weareth one of my Lady Sussex's. They hath already every of them a frontlet of black velvet, and Mrs. Anne hath no more gowns to wear but her new damask gown and her new gown of Rysall worsted, but her old gowns will make her kirtles enough fo this ij years, and so my Lady of Sussex intendeth to do with them. Also, I have made Mrs. Katharine a pair of sleeves of tawny satin. All this stuff is taken of Christopher Campion, but it is nothing so good as that which is bought for ready money.

Notes:

3. Rysall or russells worsted was a worsted material calendered or hot pressed to give it a lustrous satiny surface.
court
ordering
child Anne Katharine

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Female
Date: 10-2-1537
Page/Folio No.: 174Letter #: 900

Further, your ladyship shall understand that Mrs. Hutton hath prepared ij frontlets which cost vjli and ij bonnets which cost xxiijs the piece for Mrs. Anne and Mrs. Katharine, the which they already hath. And on Sunday last my Lady Sussex sent to me with all speed to make for Mrs. Anne either a new gown of lion tawny velvet, or else one of black velvet turned up with yellow satin, the which with much work I have done; and I think both for velvet and satin there is no better worn, the which must be paid for at All-hallows tide, or else another time when I shall stand in like need I shall be disappointed. So by Tonge's good help the gown was made up, and she ware the same at the christening. So that this notwithstanding, she must have against the Queen's churching a new satin gown, and against Christmas a new gown of lion tawny velvet.

The habiliments of gold were delivered according unto your ladyship's writing.

Notes:

court
child Anne Katharine
ordering

christening=of Prince Edward

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Female
Date: 10-16-1537
Page/Folio No.: 178Letter #: 901

Your ladyship must provide a gown of tawny velvet for Mrs. Anne. If your ladyship have any gown that were too short trained for you it shall serve well for this purpose.

Notes:

court
child Anne

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Female
Date: 10-21-1537
Page/Folio No.: 182Letter #: 903

My lady herself and all the ladies must ride to Windsor to the burial, and so from thence for to come to London. She would have taken Mistress Katharine with her, but that she had no mourning gown.

Notes:

child Katharine
court
mourning

Letter From: Edward Corbett, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Female
Date: 11-10-1537
Page/Folio No.: 184Letter #: 905

And this shall be to certify your ladyship that here at Gravesend I met with Mr. Corbett, who showed me that he hath bought for each of your ladyship's daughters a coffer, and a petticoat for Mrs Katharine; and saith that she must have a new chamlet gown, and that all this winter she shall need no more gowns till it be toward summer. And that Mrs. Anne shall need nothing till her mourning gear be cast off; but that they both must needs have money against Christmas.

Notes:

child Anne Katharine
court
mourning

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 4, Gender Association: Female
Date: 12-1-1537
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