Citations

Page/Folio No.: 61Letter #: 134

Right honourable and my singular good lady, in my most heartiest manner I recommend me unto you and to my lord and so doth my wife also, and your poor bedeman William Ambrose who heartily thanketh your ladyship for your charitable remembrance to him at all times, and in especial now at his high need, for his ij shirt cloths and his ij hose cloths and the xxs of money, the which he hath received of John Harrison your servant.

Notes:

exact date uncertain
gift/charity

Letter From: William Wayte of Wymering, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Male
Date: 3-1-1534
Page/Folio No.: 75Letter #: 144

And according to the tenor of your said letter I have sent to your ladyship by the bringer hereof, whose name is James Roberts of Calais, mariner, a frontlet of velvet lined with black satin, for which I have promised payment to Mistress Burley viijs before my returning to Calais. Also your ladyship shall receive of the said James Roberts j oz. of damask gold price iiijs viijd. And as concerning your bonnet, you shall have as shortly as may be, of the same velvet your frontlet is of; and it will cost you xxvjs. I can agree for no less. And as concerning the old duty to Mistress Burley, which is xiiijs iiijd, I have paid the same to her. The sum of the payments paid and to be paid for your ladyship for the old debt, frontlet, and the ounce of gold is xxvijs.

Notes:

L&P has the old duty=13s. 4d.
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Letter From: Thomas Warley, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Female
Date: 3-16-1534
Page/Folio No.: 99Letter #: 155

Your lordship shall also receive a satin cap, which is within the box my lady's bonnet is in. I bought it and paid for it. Taylor promised to have made a cap for your Lordship, but when I came for it I could none have. he said that he had none ready that was for your Lordship's wearing. If this do not serve your Lordship, then, if it be sent while I am here, I will see it changed

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Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 4-2-1534
Page/Folio No.: 106Letter #: 158

My friends, I thank them, have lent me money, or else I hsould never have been able to have followed my causes as I have done, or paid the money which your ladyship commanded me by your letter to Mrs. Burley, to whom I have paid xxvijs sterling for your frontlets, gold, and French hood.

Notes:

debt

Letter From: Thomas Warley, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Female
Date: 4-11-1534
Page/Folio No.: 112

And every of the same pirates had a sword and a buckler, and 3 of them were in velvet doublets and guarded hoses, cut, and with sarcenet under, and they were all very tall men, and the goodman of the beerhouse said.

Notes:

report of some pirates!

Volume: 2, Gender Association: Male
Date: 3-22-1534
Page/Folio No.: 117Letter #: 163

I have sent your lordship cramp rings, both of gold and silver.

Notes:

gift

Letter From: John Grenville, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 4-16-1534
Page/Folio No.: 122Letter #: 165

Wherefore, good my lord, in all the haste that your lordship can, that you will send me this writing under your seal and sign unto London unto George Baron's house at the Horse head in Cheap, and he will send it me in all haste: or else that your lordship will be so good lord unto me as to send one of your servants with it to Exeter, and I will pay his costs; and more, I will send your lordship by him the black satin for your gown that your lordship wrote to me for, and I trust that it shall be such gear that your lordship shall be contented withal.

Notes:

Cheriton asks for a letter assigning him to be a victualler to Calais so that he may pass his wines through without them being seized.

gift/bribe

Letter From: John Cheriton, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Male
Date: 4-13-1534
Page/Folio No.: 134Letter #: 172

Item, I have paid Pitts xxs. of the heriots of Whitechapel and xijs resteth in my hands for my last coat, but I paid xvs. for my coat, and my costs to Cornwall and elsewhere is unpaid.

Item, it may please your ladyship to remember my feel and liveries for your old servants.

Notes:

date conjectural
livery
see no. 70

Letter From: John Davy, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Male
Date: 5-1-1534
Page/Folio No.: 139Letter #: 175

Madam, I do send you here enclosed viij cramp rings, ij of gold and vj of silver, which on my faith I had no more given me this year, praying you to accept them as though they had been more.

Notes:

gift

Letter From: George Taylor, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 4-27-1534
Page/Folio No.: 149Letter #: 184

Humbly advertising your Lordship that this day I received by the King's commandment an osting harness, complete, for you lordship, which I will send with the first ship that goeth to Calais. Lovekyn saith your lordship resteth his debtor of a doublet of satin or xxs in money.

Notes:

gift/bribe

fn. 1: Controller of the King's works at Greenwich who had presumably sent it to Husee, and wanted the usual 'reward' for a service rendered.

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Male
Date: 5-6-1534
Page/Folio No.: 174Letter #: 205

Pleaseth it your ladyship to be advertised that I have sent to you your cloth from keyne, who would have no less of me for it than xxxiijs iiijd. If you like not the cloth of that price you shall have the money again for it, so that you send the cloth within any short time again to London unto me, as I promised him should be done. Also, Berry your servant had a coatcloth of fine green for Mr. John Basset, as you command was of Mr. Holte.

Notes:

see no. 81

*He first mentions the cloth on 22 November 1533 (No. 81). In january 1534 Husee writes that he knows nothing about it (No. 109); on 13 May Smyth says he hopes to get it next week, and now, on 4 June, he reports that he has dispatched it.*

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Letter From: Leonard Smyth, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Male
Date: 6-4-1534
Page/Folio No.: 192Letter #: 221

Also, Madame, Holt calleth much upon me for money for your livery, and he showed me a warrant from my lord of xxli to be paid at this last half year wherein I could not help him. I heartily beseech you that I may know my lord's pleasure in that, against Michaelmas. In good faith, the man is very loving to my lord and upon my request he was content to deliver his cloth.

Notes:

date uncertain--StCB writes *summer 1534*

livery

see nos. 86, 87

Letter From: Sir Antony Windsor, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 6-1-1534
Page/Folio No.: 194Letter #: 223

As touching such wood sale as Mr. Aylmer and I have lately made, and the lease to be made unto Hyde, if it shall stand with my lord's and your pleasure, for that I would not make your letter too tedious, it may please you to see and peruse my lord's letter, wherein it is expressed at large. And therefore your gown of velvet is xli, if it shall be your pleasure so. More I cannot get of him, as Mr. Aylmer knoweth as well as I do.

Notes:

not certain what the wood sale and the velvet gown have to do with each other if anything

ordering?

Letter From: Leonard Smyth, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Female
Date: 7-7-1534
Page/Folio No.: 20788Letter #: 229

By this bearer I send your lordship a purse, and the caps I will bring with me at my coming. And as touching boots, Mr. Harry bringeth your lordship ij pair, who hath laden ij or iij ships with munition, as stocks, wheels, axle-trees and others, but no manner of artillery, and will shortly be there with you.

Notes:

ordering

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Male
Date: 7-15-1534
Page/Folio No.: 210Letter #: 230

This shall be advertising the same that I received of Mr. Leygh, at my departing, xli; and have bought xij yards of satin; I think there is no better worn: which cost viijs and vjd the yards. I have not yet delivered it to Mr. Skut because the quails are not come; but I will see it, ere I go into Hampshire, delivered accordingly. And as for cloth of silver, I have searched this town, as well strangers as others, but I can get none that liketh me with the price. I may have for xviijs, xxs, xxijs, and so to xxviijs the yards, but it is nothing to pass upon for your ladyship, for it shall never stand with your honour to wear it. I have found iij pieces, the musters whereof i send herein closed; the plain muster will cost xls the yard; the violet wrought with knots of silver, xlvjs viijd; the other, branched, xls. Howbeit i like the plain cloth of silver best, and it sheweth best in the piece. And I saw this day Mr. Waring pay for xij yards of the same after xliijs iiijd the yard. I durst not meddle with it till I know your ladyship's pleasure, the which it may plese you may be sent to the Red Lion in Southwark and deliverred the good man to redeliver to me at my coming out of Hampshire; and as your ladyship will command me so will I do. I do also send your ladyship within this letter a muster of the satin, and by Nicholas of the Hall ij ounces of ribbon and ij ml pins. He doth also carry with him your frontlet, which I fear me will not like your ladyship of the price, for of a truth it is dear of xj nobles.

Notes:

ordering
gift

noble=6s. 8d.

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Female
Date: 7-15-1534
Page/Folio No.: 212Letter #: 231

I beseech your ladyship to pardon me though I wrote and thought the price of a velvet gown less than it is; whereby your ladyship may well perceive I have bought very few gowns of velvet; as if I had bought as many as your ladyship hath worn the price should be to me perfect. Mr. Hyde shall know that I was deceived therein. I have delivered unto the keeper of the Bishop of Exeter's place as well your letter to the Bishop as to Kyne his servant, to whom I paid xxxiijs iiijd before he would deliver the cloth.

Notes:

see 205a

ordering

Letter From: Leonard Smyth, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Female
Date: 7-15-1534
Page/Folio No.: 218Letter #: 236

And hitherto I have not delivered your Ladyship's satin ne your letter to Mr. Skut, because the quails ne yet the fur of Sables be not come. But at my return I will see all things ordered accordingly. And for the cloth of silver, I would have bought it ere this time, save only I would first know your Ladyship's pleasure, for I know well the low price silver is not for your Ladyship's wearing.

Notes:

ordering

gift

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Female
Date: 7-17-1534
Page/Folio No.: 220Letter #: 237

Yesternight, incontinent upon the receipt of your letter I delivered Mr. Skut your letter with the xij yards of satin, who will make it after the best and most used fashion that now is, large and long, with double placards, according to your lardyship's desire; and when the fur cometh, to see it trimmed after the best manner. And touching the cloth of silver, he saith it is scarce by reason that few weareth it and none but great personages, which maketh it ghesoner and dearer. Touching this I have already written your lardyship largely, attending your answer for the same, and also the ij dozen quails.

Notes:

fn. 2: ghesoner is presumably Husee's own coinage for the comparative of the obsolete adjective geason, i.e. scarce, rare, hard to come by.

ordering

see nos. 230, 236

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Female
Date: 7-18-1534
Page/Folio No.: 225Letter #: 240

I sent your lordship a hat, ij caps and a purse, the which I trust you have received.

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Male
Date: 7-29-1534
Page/Folio No.: 2289Letter #: 240

And at my coming out of Hampshire I found your fur of sables here with your letter, the which I have delivered unto Mr. Skut, and what shall be thereto needful shall not fail to be done as it ought to be; howbeit the skinner is now at Bristow, for if he had been at home I would have brought it eith me to Calais, and yet I trust so to do, for the gown is ready save the laying in of the fur. Marvelling that your ladyship hath not sent the ij dozen quails, for he daily asketh for them. And where your ladyship writeth that the satin is dear, I think there is no better worn, and there hath been of the same piece sold for ixs vjd the yard; and such cloth of gold and tinsels as I can here see I send the patterns within this letter with places and prices.

The letter your Ladyship sent with your frontlet was lost, so the broiderer knoweth not what to do, nor what your ladyship will have done further in it.

Notes:

ordering, gift

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 2, Gender Association: Female
Date: 7-29-1534
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