Citations

Page/Folio No.: 209Letter #: 623

I have received by Le Jolier the buckram and the shoes that you sent me. I most humbly thank you for them and in likewise for the gloves and laces which you sent me by this present bearer. I beg of you, madame, to be so good lady unto me as to send me some pretty thing to make a present to the gentlewoman of Madame de Bours, for she doeth for me as much service as she may, andyet I have not given her anything, save that she thinketh her much beholden to you for the two ells of worsted that you sent her when I came first into this country.

Notes:

buckram and shoes trans. from *la toilette et les soulier*; Byrne takes from Cotgrave 'a bag for nightclothes, buckram or stuff to wrap clothes'

Letter From: Mary Basset, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 1-28-1538
Page/Folio No.: 212Letter #: 626

Montmorency humbly thanketh you for the fine lawn that you sent him. He recommendeth him humbly to good grace for Monseigneur and you, and likewise doth my daughter and myself. I must not forget to thank you humbly for the fine linen you have sent me to make sleeves

Notes:

lawn trans. from 'creze'
linen trans. from 'thoille' (toille)

Letter From: Madame de Bours, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 3-8-1538
Page/Folio No.: 2134Letter #: 626

Here followeth those things bought for Mademoiselle Basset

and first
For the making of her gown of black cloth viijs
For the making of a hood viijs
For her kirtle of velvet xs
Item For the lining of the said kirtle xvs
Item, for white satin to make her sleeves xxxs
Item, for quenneval ijs
Item, given her at divers times to play xs
Item, for gold thread xvs
And for silk thread vjs
Item, for a white girdle ijs
Item, for a paternoster for her ijs vj
Item, for furring her gown of satin with rampans xxxv
Item, for lettice vll xvs
and for the making xs
Item, given to her at three times to play xvjs
Item, for an apron of satin for her xs [continues]
Item, for taffeta to make her a cornette and a collar for her xiijs
Item, for a pair of shoes vijs
Item, for two pairs of hosen for her xxijs
For two pair of gloves, and for a scissors and for pins vs
Item, given her divers times to play xviijs
Item, for vj ells and a half of linen for her for making of smocks at threes. vjd. the ell xxijs vjd
For a ribbon to put on her neck ijs
Item, to the tailor who made her gown of worsted and repaired her gown of satin and for making a body for her xvjs
Paid for silk thread iiijs

Maketh in all, these parties xxjll xvs

Notes:

see extensive footnote and textual references for translations and monetary values.

Letter From: Madame de Bours, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 3-8-1538
Page/Folio No.: 268Letter #: 635

Pleaseth you to be advertised that I have made search at divers places in Lyons for lusernes skins, and with pain I have found; but as Sir John Wallop saith, none such as he hath seen, and he saith that good be very scarce, and thereto also dear. These which I have seen will stand you in x crowns a skin

Notes:

lusernes=lucern or lynx

Letter From: Thomas Runcorne, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 1-18-1536
Page/Folio No.: 272Letter #: 638

I have sent your Lordship by this bearer, William Cole, a poor doublet cloth of satin which I pray your goodness to accept in good part.

Notes:

gift

Letter From: John Grenville, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 1-26-1536
Page/Folio No.: 277Letter #: 644

And I have sent her ladyship a purse of wood, that it may long endure to keep money, for almost I can wear none purse for lack of money

Letter From: Sir William Kingston, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 2-21-1536
Page/Folio No.: 300Letter #: 658

My duty most humbly presupposed, pleaseth it your good ladyship to be advertised that I have been attendant at the Court for the kirtle which your ladyship have long looked for. And so much I did that this day in the moring I had a token of Mistress Margery that the kirtle should be delivered to me in the Queen's Grace's Wardrobe, where upon sight of the said token I received the said kirtle, which is of cloth of gold paned, as this other paper here enclosed maketh proportion of, which I did draw out as nigh as I could to the fashion of the cloth of gold. And because Mr. Blunt shewed me of his short departing from hence, and to the intent that he might certify your good ladyship of the same, I shewed to him one of the sleeves of the said kirtle, which is all like etc. After I had received the kirtle I returned to the Queen's chamber to give thanks to Mistress Margery, and to know if she would anything to your ladyship, which as then was returned into the Privy Chamber, so that since I could not speak to her. But, God willing, I intened to be at the Court tomorrow, and by the next I know come to Calais I will certify your ladyship what she saith to me, desiring your good ladyship that I may know your pleasure what I shall do with the kirtle; for I dare not be so bold to send it till I know your ladyship's pleasure, and by whom: which known, I shall be glad to accomplish the same with all diligence. And if it plese your ladyship to send a letter to Mistress Margery and another to Mr. George Taylor, giving them thanks for their pains, as your ladyship knows better what is to be done than my simpleness can advertise you; if the said letters come to my hands I will not slack the delivery of them. Also, that it may please your ladyship to remember them of the Queen's Wardrobe as shall be your pleasure.

Notes:

the said kirtle is a livery kirtle promised Lady Lisle by Queen Anne Boleyn--for more on this story, see p. 301, vol. 3

Letter From: Thomas Warley, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 3-18-1536
Page/Folio No.: 302Letter #: 658

Madam, in my most heartiest wise I recommend me unto your good ladyship, praying you to hold me excused that you have not your kirtle, which my absence hath been the occasion thereof, but I trust shortly to accomplish your request.

Madam, I assure you Mr. Hussy hath remembered me at all times for your kirtle, but now I trust shortly to remember you.

Notes:

the said kirtle is a livery kirtle promised Lady Lisle by Queen Anne Boleyn--for more on this story, see no. 658 and p. 301, vol. 3

Letter From: George Taylor, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 1-26-1536
Page/Folio No.: 314Letter #: 666

I have spoken for your lordship's hosen and under-hosen, which shall be sent as soon as they be made.

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 3-26-1536
Page/Folio No.: 315Letter #: 668

And whereas your ladyship by the same willed that I should send unto you by Goodale the kirtle and sleeves given to your ladyship by the Queen's Grace, the truth is I did deliver the said kirtle and sleeves to Mr. Hussey before the receipt of your said letter, and iij yards of black satin for my Lord's doublet, which Goodale shall bring over with him. And whereas your ladyship did write to me that I should receive of Hussey xxs to reward them of the Queen's wardrobe, Mr. Hussey saith that he did speak with Mr. Taylor, who will that no rewards shall be there given, and so the money remains with Hussey till your ladyship's pleasure be further knowen therein.

Notes:

also mention of casket to keep jewels in and cramp ring

Letter From: Thomas Warley, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 3-28-1536
Page/Folio No.: 323Letter #: 668

Also, this day my Lady the Countess of Wiltshire asked me when I heard from your ladyship, and how you fared, and heartily thanks your ladyship for the hosen; and said you could not have devised to send her a thing that might be to her a greater pleasure than they were, considering how she was then diseased

Letter From: Thomas Warley, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 4-14-1536
Page/Folio No.: 345Letter #: 668

My lord, if it had been so that I had spent this money upon myself, either for meat or drink, or clothing, the which I did not, nor have never a good coat unto my back, he hath kept me so straitly

Notes:

letter not dated--after 10-23-35

livery

Letter From: Dan Nicholas Clement, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 10-23-1535
Page/Folio No.: 365Letter #: 697

Right honourable, in my most humblest manner, this shall be to advertise your ladyship that I have delivered William Cole vij ozs. and a half a' gold, and also have taken him ijs. vjd. sterling to pay for dying and dressing of your kersey. Your gold cost vs. every oz., and the half oz. ijs. vjd. making for your gold and for your kersey xl s., whereof your ladyship did take me viij crowns and a half, which is xxxvijs vjd., so your ladyship doth owe me ijs. vjd. that I have laid out for your ladyship.

Notes:

both letters of May 19 mention the executions of several lords and Ann Boleyn.

Letter From: Antony Pickering, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 5-19-1536
Page/Folio No.: 366Letter #: 698

Your hosen shall be sent within this vj days.

Notes:

both letters of May 19 mention the executions of several lords and Ann Boleyn.

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 5-19-1536
Page/Folio No.: 370Letter #: 700

for the villeins of Savoy be assembled togethers and have taken a town of their own again, wherein was iiijxx men of arms in garrison of Monsieur St. Pol's band, being all taken prisoners, and some killed; and those that were their varlets and knaves were sent home in their shirts because they had done the poor men so much evil in pilling their country.

Letter From: Sir John Wallop, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 5-20-1536
Page/Folio No.: 373Letter #: 703

Your lordship shall receive by Hugh Colton ij pair of hosen.

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 5-24-1536
Page/Folio No.: 384Letter #: 704

And concerning your lordship's liveries, Robert Coddgrave can inform your lordship of it for he spake with the party that made the clothes, for whom I tarried in Canterbury almost ij days; but yet I spake not with him, by reason that he came not as he promised. I left xxli in Canterbury, in the hands of one Roger Wells, which is a very honest man, that in case he would be bound to deliver the clothes at Dover x days before Whitsuntine, and with that the said Robert liked the prices of the same clothes, then the clothier to receive the said xxli and the rest to be paid as they could agree.

Notes:

livery

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 5-25-1536
Page/Folio No.: 387Letter #: 705

I do send your lordship, packed in canvas, by Fisher ij pair of hosen, wherein is a pair of satin sleeves for Mrs. Lacy, beseeching your lordship they may be delivered unto her.

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 5-30-1536
Page/Folio No.: 4023Letter #: 714

I have bought for my lady xiiij yards of Lucca velvet. I trust there be no better. Skut will have no less. I will therefore see the cutting and husbanding thereof myself. I trust her ladyship shall have it before Corpus Christi day.

I have received lxli that Mr. Seymour paid Mr. Windsor, and I have paid thereof the parson of St. Martin's, your grocer and chandler, my lady's velvet and the fish. How and under what manner the same hath been paid and defrayed I will send your lordship account thereof by him that doth bring my lady's gown. I do send your lordship by this bearer a satin under-cap with ij linings; and also by Fisher I sent you ij pair of hosen

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 6-4-1536
Page/Folio No.: 407Letter #: 716

And touching your lordship's hosen, I humbly beseech you to impute the negligence to remain in my fellow Fisher, who would in no wise suffer me to send them by water nor by land with any other messenger, but would in any wise have the conveyence of them; and might indeed have delivered them long before Whit Sunday.

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 6-6-1536
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