Citations

Page/Folio No.: 603Letter #: 70

Madam, your ladyship commanded me to buy me a coat the last time that I was at Soberton, and that Norys should pay for it when I came home. I bought him, but Norys would not pay for him without your ladyship's letter: desiring your ladyship that Bury or he pay me.

Letter From: John Davy, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 1, Gender Association: Male
Date: 10-28-1533
Page/Folio No.: 607Letter #: 71

moreover xxiiij ti pound of fine yarn is put to weaving for your flannel, which shall be sent as soon as it is ready.

Please it your ladyship to send word how the rest of your wool shall be used.

Notes:

flannel was flanyn<

Letter From: William Seller, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 1, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 11-5-1533
Page/Folio No.: 6134Letter #: 74

Right honourable, it may please your Ladyship to be advertised I have sent by this bearer your servant Mr. Kyrton your frontlet, which will cost you lxxs. i am bound for it, as you willed me. He cannot make your standing collar for a partlet till you send the just measure of your neck, except it should be great danger of loss, for it may not well be cut after it be made. After your measure be sent it shall be done with speed.

Notes:

see letters 81, 88

Letter From: Leonard Smyth, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 1, Gender Association: Female
Date: 11-11-1533
Page/Folio No.: 615

*on 8 February 1533, John Benolt, the Secretary of Calais, writes to the former [Sandys] that 'Parnell, your woman', has given him the news that she normally took to Sandys, for which service she now asks for the gown that he promised her.

Notes:

bribe

Letter From: John Benolt, Letter To: Lord Sandys
Volume: 1, Gender Association: Female
Date: 2-8-1533
Page/Folio No.: 6201Letter #: 79

Also, touching your letters unto Master Holt, we are in doubt whether we shall speed as yet, for he saith he hath no store of cloth to satisfy my lord according to his letters.

And as for the hosen that your ladyship writ for to William Leke, he hath sent your iij yards, the which cost vjs vd and for the making we were in doubt what size you have [have] them of, and therefore we have sent you the cloth for so many pair with the largest.

Notes:

L&P has 2s. 6d.
livery
ordering

Letter From: Richard Kyrton, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 1, Gender Association: Female
Date: 11-21-1533
Page/Folio No.: 626Letter #: 81

Please it to your ladyship to be advertised I received your letter by Swyfte your servant, and since have spoken for a lettice bonnet for Mrs. Frances, which will cost xiijs iiijd. As the skinner saith, you shall have it within vj days. Also I have written to Kyne, who is in his country, for your cloth, by a kinsman of the Bishop's.

Your scarlet is ready, and you shall have it shortly after the date hereof.

I have also this day received your letter dated the xviij day of this month, and delivered your frontlet to the Queen's broiderer, who saith you shall have one of other fashion shortly after Christmas, to be at your pleasure and commandment. Also I delivered the measure of your neck for your partlet collar, which you shall have within x days he saith.

Madame, I cannot cause Holt by no menas to send unto my lord and your ladyship more cloth before Christmas than for xx or few more as his own cloth will extend unto, yet did speak unto him at Bartholomew time as you commanded me, and he promised to provide for your liveries without fail; and now he saith he cannot provide so much cloth of one color before Christmas without ready money, and yet it should be very ill. But after Christmas, he saith, he will send to my lord the residue of cloth to furnish up your whole number.

Notes:

ordering
livery

for partlet, see letters 74, 88

for more on this conversation with Holt, see letters 79, 86, 87

Letter From: Leonard Smyth, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 1, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 11-22-1533
Page/Folio No.: 633Letter #: 86

Also, my lord, the Auditor and I have taken accompt of Holt your draper. What direction we have taken with him for your livery the Auditor will ascertain your lordship thereof.

Notes:

livery

Letter From: Sir Antony Windsor, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 1, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 11-30-1533
Page/Folio No.: 635Letter #: 87

certifying you I have sent your lordship cloth for liveries, the which I have taken of my neighbours, knowing your need: for in good faith I have none ready of mine own but little, the which I have sent; trusting to your good lordship that such promise that your chaplain had promised me that you will keep--that is, the one half the next term, and the other at Michaelmas next following, the which he is bound for. My lord, I know no lord in England that I would have laid out money for but only to your lordship, trusting to you that you will see the days kept.

Notes:

date conjectural--StCB places it *November-December 1533*
livery

Letter From: Richard Holt, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 1, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 12-1-1533
Page/Folio No.: 6356Letter #: 88

If I pay your tailor and skinner, little in regard thereof will remain in my hands toward my charges, as I partly shewed unto your ladyship at my last departing; since which time I have laid out money divers ways and none received.

I have sent your scarlet by this bearer. The embroiderer cannot make your frontlet, he saith, before Christmas, if you would give him five times as much as it should be worth; but you shall have it shortly after the time

Notes:

ordering
money

Letter From: Leonard Smyth, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 1, Gender Association: Female
Date: 12-1-1533
Page/Folio No.: 655Letter #: 97

William Capper daily requireth me to write unto your lordship for a little money which he saith you owe him for hats and bonnets, as by the particulars of his book doth appear. In the whole it passeth not xxxiijs, which is but a small matter to be in a lewd person's danger for; yet it shall not become me to pay anything without your pleasure known therein.

Notes:

debt
ordering

Letter From: Leonard Smyth, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 1, Gender Association: Male
Date: 12-15-1533
Page/Folio No.: 663Letter #: 101

My Lorde Hit shall please your lordship to vnderstong that I haue delyuryd the hose clothe vn to my lorde my master of the wyche he gaf gret thankys with also the crampringes wyche I delyuryd my Lady / with also gret thankes /

Notes:

gift

Letter From: Jenins Sohier, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 1, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 12-9-1533
Page/Folio No.: 675

Parcels bought for the right honourable Lady lyle in Bawmis Mart, 1533

In primus for xx ells black velvet Genoa at xjs the ells makes xjli st. gr.
Item for ij ells iij quarters of cloth of gold at xxxiiijs the ell, argent iiijli xiijs vjd gr.
Item vij ells white damask at vjs the ell ijli ijs gr.
Item j ell half white satin 0li ixsh gr.
Item for xj ells black satin at vijs the ell iijli xvijs gr.
Item my said lady oweth me for stuff bought for in the Synxon mart last, appearing by a bill of the particulars delivered her xxviijli xvjs vijd gr.

Sum that she oweth me l li sviijs jd sterling
Further sterling xxxviijli iijs ob.di.qr.
whereof received in part of payment which was paid in my absence to Ryc. Cony xli sterling
Rest with to me
Item paid for xx ells velvet vijli xvs

Sum tout xxxvli xviijs vjs ob.di.qr. sterling

Notes:

see fn. 1 for info on Bawmis and Synxon Marts

dated 1533, StCB says *after August*

debt

Volume: 1
Date: 9-1-1533
Page/Folio No.: 675Letter #: 107

Madame, here at my coming I met with Stafford which hath your ladyship's gorget, the which I do think will like your ladyship well. And if it be possible your riband and laundes shall be sent before New Year's tide

Notes:

see letter 109
ordering

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 1, Gender Association: Female
Date: 12-24-1533
Page/Folio No.: 5

When my Lord of Norfolk came hither to the field I came and met with him, without commandment of the King or any man, with 36 horsemen, all appareled in the King's livery; the which cost me every coat xxs, and brought all the said horsemen at hine own cost and charge a 100 miles. And the next year after, my Lord of Suffolk came over with an army, where I was commanded to service the King with 100 horsemen, and their coats cost me a L100; and had allowance of the King 40d. a piece and no more

Sir, further; when the French King was taken, the King's Highness did send over Master Treasurer who gave me commandment to make ready a 100 horse to serve the King that year, and that his Grace had appointed me to be master of his scouts, and so did I buy me 2 tents and provided my C horses, and gave many of the liveries, which cost me--the tents and liveries--L50 and above.

Notes:

year uncertain
livery

Letter From: Sir Thomas Palmer, Letter To: Cromwell
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Male
Date: 12-14-1534
Page/Folio No.: 2021Letter #: 109

My duty unto your Ladyship premised, pleaseth it the same to be advertised that by Mr. Planckney I sent you half a pound of ribbon containing xvij pieces the which I trust your ladyship hath received; and as for your cap of scarlet I cannot be sped under xiiij groats, nor of the past laundes under xijd the piece.

As for the lieutenant's livery, I can see none other likelihood but that my lord must either agree with Boyes or else go from it. Boyes hath not used himself well towards my lord in making such exclamations and slanders against my lord as he hath done. I have paid the broiderer for your gorget, vjs and viijd, and shewed him your Ladyship's pleasure; and also to Mr. Skut, which is sorry that the obligation ever came in the lewd fellow's hand.
I have searched for the black velvet gown but I can yet hear of none. If I can find any that is likely I will lay earnest on it.

And as for Keme and your ladyship's cloth, I hear not of it, nor of him. When Smyth cometh I think he knoweth how it standeth.

Notes:

ordering
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fn. 5, p. 20: di a ll. According to its width ribbon was sold either by weight or by the yard or the piece (i.e. a dozen yards). 'Pennybreadth' (i.e. the width of an English penny) was usually sold by weight. Husee appears to have bought pieces by weight.

fn. 2, p. 21 past (paste, passe), a decorated border for the front edge of the French hood, often ornamented with pearls. The 'laundes' were the edging of transparent, pleated lawn showing beneath it.

fn. 7, p. 21 goriet=gorjet=gorget: by which Husee probably means the partlet with standing collar ordered by Smyth; cf. Nos. 74, 81, and 107

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 1-7-1534
Page/Folio No.: 25Letter #: 111

It may please your ladyship to be advertised, I have sent the lettice bonnet for my lord's daughter by Hugh Colton, which should have been with your ladyship before Christmas if the Skinner had been as honest a man as he esteemeth himself. For when I thought by his own promise to have had the bonnet ready to be sent with Hugh Colton before the time, the Skinner then told me he would none make without earnest. Whereupon I gave him earnest, and not till now it was ready.

Notes:

see no. 111a
ordering

Letter From: Leonard Smyth, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Female
Date: 1-12-1534
Page/Folio No.: 256Letter #: 111

It may please your ladyship to be advertised, according to my letter sent by my fellow Hussey unto you, I delivered a lettice bonnet unto Hugh Colton for my lord's daughter, which cost xs and iiijd for the box. If it be not fit for her my bargain is it shall be changed or amended at your pleasure.

Notes:

see no. 111
ordering

Letter From: Leonard Smyth, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Female
Date: 1-23-1534
Page/Folio No.: 48Letter #: 128

a ship of Lagos in Portugal that I freighted at Leghorn for to come to Cadiz in Spain, sank in the sea, with as great fortune as ever was seen that any person was saved: wherein, my lord, I lost, as your lordship shall have due proofs of the merchants of Lucca that I bought the silks of for your good lordship and for my good lady, and for my ladies your daughters, and for my Lady's daughters, as much as cost me in presence of Francis di Bardi iiijC crowns and above, as he shall certify your lordship; and I never saved the value of a penny, and all the rest of goods that I had to her, that was to say galls and alum and cotton and mastic, was worth above ijC li

Notes:

trade

Letter From: John Cheriton, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 2-15-1534
Page/Folio No.: 50Letter #: 128

I am in Bordeaux and have there and in Toulouse a great sum of money of Florentines for to bestow it in woad for them; and I am greatly in credence with them, for when I departed from Leghorn in the Portingale that I freighted there I put in her as much silks as cost me above vC ducats, besides the silks that I had appointed for your good Lordship and for my good lady and for my ladies your daughters, and besides other merchandise, that is to say camlets, and alum and galls; the which, my lord, was to the value in all above viijC ducats

Notes:

trade

Letter From: John Cheriton, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 3-1-1534
Page/Folio No.: 60Letter #: 133

Your lordship shall receive by this bearer a pair of gloves and for my good lady another, desiring your lordship and my good lady to accept my poor good will.

Notes:

gift

Letter From: John a Borough, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 2-26-1534
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