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A09564 The catalogue of the chancellors of England, the lord keepers of the Great Seale: and the lord treasurers of England With a collection of divers that have been masters of the Rolles. By I.P. Summerset herald. Philipot, John, 1589?-1645. 1636 (1636) STC 19846; ESTC S114645 67,021 176

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second yeare of Richard the second whereof part fell in Anno Dom. 1378. and part in 1379. continued about One yeare in the same and then gave place to him which possessed the same place last before him he married Elizabeth daughter of VVilliam de Bohune Earle of Northampton and Hereford by whom hee had issue Thomas Earle of Arundell Ioane maried to VVilliam Beuchampe Lord Aburgavennie Elizabeth married to Thomas Lord Mowbray Margaret married to Sir Rowland Lenthall and Alice married to Iohn Charleton Lord Powes He dyed in the 21. yeare of Richard the second Thomas Brantington Bishop of Excester was the third time made Lord Treasurer of England in the third yeare of the after deposed King Richard the second and was removed from his office in the 4. yeare of Richard the second in An. Dom. 1380. after the account of such as begin the yeare on the 25. of March Robert Hales chiefe Prior of the Knights of the Rhodes intituled by the name of the Knights of St. Iohns Ierusalem in England was Lord Treasurer of England in the fourth yeare of Richard the 2. in which office he continued during his life for shortly after hee came into that place which I suppose he held in Easter tearme and some monethes after in the said yeare of Richard the second in An. Do. 1381. the Rebels having spoyled the hospitall or famous colledge of those Knights of Saint Iohns by Smithfield neere unto London amongst other did fetch this Robert Hales out of the Tower of London where the King then lay and beheaded him on the Tower hill Hugh Segrave Knight whom Walsingham calleth Regis seneschallum the Kings Steward was made Lord Treasurer of England in the fifth yeare of Richard the second who continued in the said office the 6 7 8. and some part of Michaelmas tearme in the 9. yeare of Richard the second being in An. Do. 1385. Iohn Fortham Canon being Secretary to the King was made Bishop of Durham the 29. day of May in An. Dom. 1381. being in the fourth yeare of Richard the second and was inthronized in September in An. Dom 1382. being in the sixt yeare of Richard the second This man was made Lord Treasurer in Michaelmas tearme in the ninth yeare of Richard the second being in An. Dom. 1385. and so continued part of the 10. yeare of Richard the second until he was by parliament discharged He was translated from the Bishoppricke of Durham to Elie by Boniface the Pope the first Calends of October as hath the booke of Durham 1389. being in the 12. yeare of Richard the second but as saith the booke of Elie 1388. being in the 13 yeare of Richard the second which both may bee true because the one may have relation to the yeare of his translation and the other to the yeare of his inthronization both which many times happened in severall yeares of many other Bishops He was Bishop of Elie 37. yeares three moneths and foure dayes and dyed a very old man the 13. of December in his Mannor of Durham in An. Dom. 1425. falling in the fourth yeare of Henry the sixt Iohn Gilbert Bishop of Hereford was by Parliament made Lord Treasurer in the 10. yeare of Richard the second being in An. Dom. 1386. in which office hee continued the eleventh and all Michaelmas Tearme in the 12. yeare of Richard the second and the 21. day of March following after which he was againe removed and then hee with twelve more were appointed by commission to the governement of the whole Realme under the King of whom thus writeth on Anonymall Chronicle M. S. Is fuit in ordine praedicatorum vir qui plus lingua quam fide regebat Which Bishop as I suppose was removed to Saint Davids after that hee had beene thirteene yeares Bishop of Hereford Thomas Brantington Bishop of Excester I have read that the Bishop of Excester was made Treasurer in the twelfth yeare of Richard the second upon the removing of Iohn Gilbert which Bishop of Excester could not be Edmond Gifford as some falsly name him for there is no such man as I can find in the catalogue of all the Bishops of Excester neither was it Edmund Stafford for hee was not made Bishop of Excester untill the 20. of Iune 1395. being the day before King Richard began the twenty one yeare of his raigne which is eight yeares after the time whereof we now intreate Wherefore it must needs bee Thomas Brantington for hee being consecrated Bishop of Excester the tenth day of March in An. Dom. 1370. being in the 44. yeare of Edward the third governing that See 24. yeares till An. Dom. 1395. in which came Edmund Stafford Keeper of the Privie Seale it must be that the Bishop of Excester being Treasurer in the twelfth yeare of Richard the second falling in An. Dom. 1388. it was this man Brantington and that he was the fourth time made Lord Treasurer of England about the 18. yeare after that he was made Bishop of Excester who died in the yeare 1395. as hath Ypodigma Iohn Gilbert Bishop of Saint Davids in Wales was Lord Treasurer in the 13. and 14. yeare of Richard the second Of whom there is somewhat spoken before Iohn Waltham of whom there is large mention in the discourse of the Archbishops of Canterbury in the life of Will. Courtney was Bishop of Salisbury Master of the Rolls in the sixt yeare of Richard the second and keeper of the Privie seale after which he was Treasurer of England in the 15 16 17 and part of the 18. yeare of Richard the second for hee died in Michaelmas Tearme in the 18. yeare of Richard the second in An. Dom. 1395. others say 1394. Of whom thus writeth Walsingham Hoc Anno which was 1395 obijt Iohannes de Waltham Episcopus Sarum regni thesaurarius qui tantum Regi complacuerit ut etiam multis licet murmurantibus apud monasterium inter reges meruit sepulturam Roger Walden sometimes Secretary to the King and Treasurer of the Towne of Calis in the twelfth yeare of Richard the second was made Lord Treasurer in the eighteenth yeare of the said King about An. Dom. 1365. in which office he continued in the 22. yeare of Richard the second Hee was elected and made Bishop of Canterbury but after rejected and deposed and thereupon was by Pope Innocent the seventh made Bishop of London in the tenth yeare of December in An. Dom. 1404. being in the sixt yeare of Henry the fourth in the which Bishopricke hee continued one yeare and died in An. Dom. 1406. being buried at S. Bartholomewes Priory in Smithfield who of a poore man as saith Walsingham was made Lord Treasurer of England G. Bishop of Saint Davids in Wales was Lord Treasurer of England in the twentie two yeare of Richard the second which Bishop I suppose to bee Guy de Moone whom the booke Ypodigma Thomas Walsingham call Bishop of Saint Davids and say that hee died in An.
Earle of Arundell and Surrey was advanced to the office of the Lord Treasurership of England in An. Do. 1413. being the 1. yeare of the raigne of the most victorious Prince King Henry the fifth in which office it seemeth that hee continued the 1 2 and 3. of Henry the fifth He in the yeare 140● being the seventh yeare of Henry the fourth on the next day of the feast of Saint Katherine married Beatrice the naturall daughter of the King of Portugall by whom hee had no Issue but left his sisters his heires and dyed in An. Dom. 1416. being in the third yeare of Henry the fift and was buried in the Colledge at Arundell Sir Roger Leche whom some call but not rightly as I suppose Sir Philip Lech being brother unto the said Sir Roger was Treasurer of England in Michaelmas and Easter tearme in the fourth yeare of Henry the fift being An. Dom. 1416. He was at the seidge of Rone with this King Henry in the sixt yeare of his raigne being also Treasurer for the warres in that voyage Henry Lord Fitzhugh was advanced to the office of the Lord Treasurership of England in the fift yeare of Henry the fift being in An. Dom. 1417. in which office hee continued as I gather untill the death of the said King Henry the fift which happened in August in An. Dom. 1422 Iohn Stafford Clerke was made Lord Treasurer of England in the first yeare of King Henry the sixt being in An. Dom. 1422. in which office hee continued in Michelmas tearme in the fourth yeare of Henry the sixt falling in An. Dom. 1425. hee was chosen Bishop of Bath in the third yeare of Henry the sixt in An. Dom. 1424. he was Chanceller of England and removed to the Archbishoprick of Canterbury of whom is mention made in my discourse of the Chancellers of England and touching whom I will for this time onely set down here what Matthew Paris writeth of him in the life of Henry Chichely an Archbishop of Canterbury Archiepiscopus saith he in An. Dom. 1424. Cantuariensis 12. Octob. clerum in ecclesia Paulina convocavit in ea Henricus Beauford Winton episcopus regni Cancellarius Iohannes Stafford Bathoniensis electus episcopus regni thesaurarius ad bellum Gallicum opem a clero petivit interposita paucorum dierum deliberatione Wilhelmus Linwood officialis curiae Cantuariensis de arcubus hoc responsum ab inferiori clero Synodo acceptum episcopis declaravit non posse penes cleri procuratores potestatem subsidium concedendi Nam cum in dicta Synodo in singulis diocaesibus constituti essent clerus de solutionibus consentiendi licentiam expresse ademit quia tantis tributis diu pendendis ad magnam inopiam egestatem devenit Itaque Cancellarius a superiori Synodo ad inferiorem transiens longa diserta oratione ac regis jam minoris necessitate ac de instanti in Gallia bello egit ac ne quicquam suasit Walter Lord Hungerford Knight of the garter the sonne of Sir Thomas Hungerford Knight was made Lord Treasurer of England in the fourth yeare of Henry the sixt being in An. Dom. 1425. in which office hee contynued about sixe yeares untill some part of Michaelmas terme in the tenth of Henry the sixt falling in An. Dom. 1431. Hee was also one of the Counsell to the said King of whom is Mention made by Matthew Parker in the life of Henry Chicheley Archbishop of Canterbury in these words Proximo anno which was about An. Dom. 1425 synodus sub eodem archiepiscopo 15. Aprilis inchoata est Qua Iohanne Kempo Eboracensi archiepiscopo Waltero Hungerfordo Milite Regijs consiliarijs ille cancellario hoc thesaurario regni regis nomine postulantibus regi decimam concessit Ac eisdem his petentibus triennio post in recenti Synodo media decima regi a clero data est This Lord Treasurer married Katherine the daughter and heire of Thomas Peverell Knight by whom he had issue Walter Lord Hungerford of Hatchberry Knight of the garter that dyed without issue Sir Robert Lord Hungerford of Hatchberry Edmund Hungerford Knight that died without issue Margaret married to Sir Walter Rodney Knight and Elizabeth married to Phillip Courtney Knight which Robert Lord Hungerford and Margaret his wife Iohn Cheiney of Pim Esquire Iohn Mervin Esquire and others did by the Kings licence granted unto them in the 11. yeare of King Edward the fourth build the hospitall of Hatchberry in Wiltshire Iohn Lord Scroope of Vpsall and Masham made Lord Treasurer in the tenth yeare of Henry the sixt being in An. Dom. 1431. in which office hee continued untill some part of the 12. yeare of the said King as I for this time doe gather Of whom thus writeth Matthew Parker in the life of Henry Chichley Archbishop of Canterbury touching a Synod holden in An. Dom. 1430. at what time of the Clergie hee saith that Iohannes Stafford episcopus Bathoniensis Cancellarius c. D. Scroope Thesaurarius regni nec non Wilhelmus Lindwood custos privati sigilli pro rege subsidium postularunt mediam decimam tandem aegre impetrarunt Raphe Lord Cromwell the sonne of Raph Cromwell Lord of Tatershall possessed the place of Lord Treasurer of England in Easter tearme of the 12. yeare of the after deposed King Henry the sixt being in An. Dom. 1434. and so continued in that office about tenne yeares following as I suppose in An. Do. 1444. This man being knight was created Lord Cromwell by the said Henry the sixt and was lineally descended of one of the heires of Robert Lord Tatershall that married one of the daughters and heires of William Dalbeny Earle of Arundell This Raph Lord Treasurer died without issue and made his Testament in An. Dom. 1454. being in the 33. yeare of Henry the sixt after whose decease the Inheritance came to the Three Auntes being his heires wherof the first was maried to the Lord Bardoffe staine at Braunch ammore in Northumberland the second was married to Sir William Fitz-Williams Knight of the Sepulcher the third Elizabeth to Sir Iohn Cliston Knight and after his death to Sir Edmund Benested Knight of one Lord Cromwell I finde this note set downe by Leland Dominus Radulphus Cromwell Matilda vxor ejus fundatores Collegij sanctae Trinitatis de Tatershall quumque Roberti ordine domini erant de Tatershall hos sequutus est Radulphus Comwell Sir Ralphe Butler Knight of the garter Lord Sudley descended from Iohn Lord Sudley and William Butler Baron of Wem which married Ioane daughter and heire to Iohn Sudley Baron Sudley did possesse the honorable place of the Lord Treasurership of England the seventh of Iuly in the 22. yeare of Henry the sixt being in An. Dom. 1444. which office he kept about three yeares for in 25. of the said King was the Bishop of Carlile Lord Treasurer This Raphe Lord Sudley builded the Castle of Sudley in the time of King Henry
the sixt and of Edward the fourth was committed to prison by the King first sending for him to come to his presence Whereupon hee going to the King and resting on an hill from whence he did behold Sudley Castle said It is thou it is thou Sudley Castle and not I which am the traitor After which comming to the King hee resigned the said Sudley Castle into his handes Which Castle came after to Iasper Duke of Bedford is now 1635. in the possession of Giles Bridges Lord Shandois This Ralph being made Baron in the 20. yeare of Henry the sixt married Elizabeth the daughter of Sir Iohn Northberry by whom he had issue Thomas his son that died without issue leaving his Two Sisters to bee his heires whereof the Eldest daughter was married to Sir Iohn Northberry whose heire generall was maried to John Halwell of Devonshire who had issue Ioane his daughter and heire married to Edmund Lord Bray of whose heires generall are descended the Lord Cobham Lord Chandos Sir Edmund Verney Knight Marshall Sir Percivall Hart of Kent The other Sister married to Sir Hamond Bellknap of whom is descended the Lord Wootton of Bocton Maleherbe in Kent The which Ralph Lord Butler of Sudley was vexilifer and high butler of England and steward in house to Henry the sixt Marmaduke Bishop of Carlile was made Lord Treasurer of England in the 25. yeare of Henry the sixt in which office hee continued about two yeares in the 27. yeare of Henry the sixt being in An. Dom. 1448. or as some have 1449. Iames Fynes created at Bury Baron and of Say of Seale on the 3. of March in the 25. yeare of King Henry the sixt being in An. Dom. 1446. was Constable of Dover Castle and Lord Treasurer of England in the 28. yeare of Henry the sixt and was from thence removed as some have in An. 29. of the said King And was by the Rebells of Kent Iacke Cade and his fellowes taken of out the Tower to the Guildhall where hee was arraigned before the Major and other the Kings Iustices who desiring to be tried by his Peeres was by the Rebells forceably taken from the Officers and beheaded at the standard in Cheape Which his beheading some doe attribute to the 28. yeare of Henry the sixt being in An. Dom. 1450. He had issue Sir William Fines Knight and one daughter married to Sir William Cromer Knight Sheriffe of Kent beheaded at that time also with his father in law Of which Cromer Sir Iames Cromer of Kent Knight descended Iohn Lord Beuchamp a person of great worthinesse possessed the place of the Treasurership of England in the 29. and 30. yeare of Henry the sixt Iohn Tiptoft Earle of Worcester possessed the place of the Lord Treasurer in the 31. and 32 yeare of Henry the sixt Of whom is more mention made hereafter Iames Butler the sonne of Iames Earle of Ormond being Earle of Wiltshire and Ormond possessed the office of the Lord Treasurer of England in the 33. of Henry the sixt falling in An. Dom. 1455. Henry Vicount Bourchier borne of the noble house of the Bourchiers the sonne of William Bourchier Earle of Ewe in Normandy was Lord Treasurer of England in the 33. yeare of Henry the sixt in which office he did not long remaine Iohn Talbot Earle of Sherwsbury the sonne of Iohn Talbot the first Earle of Shrewesbury of that name possessed the place of the Treasurership of England in the 35. and 36. yeare of Henry the sixt and then gave place to the Earle of Wiltshire This Earle was slaine at the battle of Northampton in the 38. yeare of Henry the sixt being in An. Dom. 1460. He married Elizabeth the daughter of Iames Butler Earle of Ormond and had issue Iohn Earle of Shrewesbury Iames Gilbert Christopher and George Anne married to Sir Henry Vernon and Margaret This man was buried in the Priory of Worksop Iames Butler sonne to Iames the fourth of that name Earle of Ormond was the second time made Lord Treasurer of England about the 37. yeare of Henry the sixt in which office he continued as I suppose in the 38. yeare of the said King In which yeare hee conveyed himselfe out of England into Duchland for feare of the Nobility as the Duke of Yorke and others that rebelled against the King sending backe his souldiers into England which he had before assembled upon the Sea but after he returned into England and was againe put to flight at Mortimers Crosse by Edward Earle of March after King by the name of King Edward the fourth He was made Earle of Ormond in the 39. of Henry the sixt being his last yeare Hee married Elinor the daughter of Edmund Duke of Somerset diep without yssue being beheaded at Newcastle in An. Do. 1461. in the first yeare of Edward the fourth Henry Viscount Bourchier was Lord Treasurer of England the second time in the 39. yeare of Henry the sixt being in An. Dom. 1460. who upon the deposition of the said King by Edward the fourth was also removed from the said office Thrmas Bourchier made Lord Treasurer of England in the first yeare of Edward the fourth in An-Dom 1461. continued not long in that office but gave place to Iohn Earle of Worcester Iohn Tiptoft Earle of Worcester the second tyme possessed the place of the Lord Treasurership of England in the second and third yeare of Edward the fourth Edmund Lord Grey of Ruthine the sonne of Iohn Lord Grey of Ruthine did enjoy the office of Lord Treasurership of England in the fourth yeare of Edward the fourth in Anno Dom. 1464. This man secretly in heart forsaking the part of King Henry the sixt for injuries received at his hands ayded the said Edward the fourth and was the chiefe meanes whereby hee attained the Crowne in Michaelmas Tearme in the said fourth yeare of this King there was a Sergeants feast held in Holbourne in the Bishop of Ely his House to which the Maior and Aldermen repaired being bidden thither But when the Major looked to have kept the state in the Hall forgetting that hee was out of his owne liberties for the Bishops place was an exempt place as it had beene used saith Iohn Stow in all places of the City and liberties of the same out of the Kings presence the Lord Grey of Ruthine then Treasurer of England unknowne to the Sergeants and against their willes as they said was placed in the highest roome whereupon the Major Aldermen and Commons departed This Edmund doth Matthew Parker in the life of Thomas Bourchier Archbishop of Canterbury make to be Treasurer in the Third yeare of Edward the fourth in Anno Dom. 1463. which may well enough stand with the former being Treasurer to Iohn Earle of Worcester in the 3. yeare of the King For upon removing of the said Earle in the 3. yeare of Edward the 4. came this Lord Grey in place The words of which said Matthew Parker with a
note of An. Do. 1463. in the margent are in this order Edwardus Rex duobus jam annis faeliciter gesto regno parliamentū West monasterij tenuit quo etiam tempore Archiepiscopus which was Thomas Bourchier the brother of Henry Bourchier Earle of Essex Clerus in synodo convenerunt In hac synodo Iohannes Comes Wigorniae Henricus Comes Essexiae D. Edmundus Grey Thesaurarius Angliae D. Humfridus Cromwell D. Wenlocke D. Iohannes Prior sancti Iohannis Robertus Stillington Legum doctor custos privati sigilli regis consiliarij allatis literis regijs petierunt a clero decerni regi ad Scotos repellendos subsidium Quod quidem gratissimis omnium animis tam munifico regi concessum est qui superiori anno ecclesiae immunitates atque jura iniquis judiciorum calumnijs uti in Iohanne Stafford antea diximus convulsa labefactata diplomate regio restauravit Besides which thus writeth Iohn Whethamstead that learned Abbat of Saint Albons of this Lord Grey declaring in what authority he was at first in the daies of Henry the sixt and then in the raigne of Edward the fourth His words be these In the 36. yeare of Henry the sixt Venerunt tres viri monachi de caenobio Cluniacensi quibus ad audiendum eorum nuntium missi sunt episcopus Dunelmensis custos privati sigilli Dominus Edmondus Grey de Ruthine Secretarius regis quibus isti viri dixerunt eorum adventum esse ob tria Primo ad aperiendum quomodo reges Angliae praecipue Henricus secundus fuerunt tam magni benefactores ad eorum ecclesiam ut potius pro nunc dicatur earum patronus praecipuus fundator Secundo venerunt ad petendum possessionem confirmationem bonorum illorum quae dicti progenitores eis contulerant per tempus non paucum jamdudum a manibus eorum detenta distracta erant Tertio ad impetrandum liberam licentiam ad ingrediendum singula loca religiosa ob eorum caenobio dependentia quae per nobiles progenitores reges posita fuerunt sub eorum regimime Sed nihil hic eis gratum fuit actum itu at tristes discederunt Out of which words of Whethamsted may other things bee gathered besides the doings of the Lord Grey as that the Kings of England and specially Henry the second have been great benefactors and founders of the Charterhouse Monkes with many moe matters contained in the same which I referre to the wise learned reader which made me the willinger to set down his words so largely Moreover the same Whethamsted continuing the Historie of Henry the sixt writeth of the battle of Northampton wherein was this Lord Gray in this sort In praelio Northamptonensi Edmundus Grey dominus Ruthine corpore licet praesens even as the Lord Stanly was in the battell fought betwixt Richard the third and Henry Earle of Richmond after King by the name of Henry the seventh in campi domini regis Henrici Sexti steterat cor tamen ejus non erat rectum in eo neque omnino fidelis habitus aut inventus fuit Nam venientibus turmis dictis ad fossam circumvallationis ipsam non multum prompte propter elevationem ver ticis in parte ulteriore ascendere valentibus occurrit ipsis dominus cum suis copijs obvians porrigendoque ipsis dextran traxit eos per manus in campum Martium juxta votum suum Thus much Whethamsted of Edmond Grey Lord Ruthine who was made Earle of Kent in the fifth yeare of Edward the fourth in An. Dom. 1464. This Edmond Grey being Lord Hastings Weisford and Ruthine before he had the honour of this Earledome did by his Deed of Indenture dated the eighteenth of November in the 25. yeare of Henry the sixt in An. Do. 1446. give to Iohn Pinchbecke Prior of Duffefield in Northamptonshire in Almes during the life of the said Prior his Feild called Challocke to keepe the obits of Sir Iohn Grey father to the said Sir Edmond and of Dame Constance the widow of the Earle Marshall and daughter of Iohn Holland Duke of Excester and Earle of Huntington mother to the said Sir Edmund with masse c. as such other Collects as the said Edmond should deliver unto the said Prior. Sir Walter Blunt Knight who was the first Lord Montjoy possessed the place of Lord Treasurership of England in the fifth yeare of Edward the fourth which fell in Anno Dom. 1465. Of this man is mention made in the Booke of the Law called Long Quinto of Edward the fourth Hee married the daughter of Sir Iohn Biron and had yssue William Iohn and Iames. Sir Richard Woodvile Knight Chamberlaine to the King and Constable of England was made Barron on the ninth of May in the second yeare of Henry the sixt in An. Dom. 1424. and was after created Earle of Rivers in the fift yeare of Edward the fourth in An. Dom. 1465. who thus advanced was after Lord Treasurer in the 6. 7. and 8. of Edward the fourth In which 8. yeare of Edward the fourth Thomas Cooke late Major of London was accused of Treason and arraigned for the same who after he had beene many times purged theref was yet at last found guilty and by this Lord Rivers then Lord Treasurer so handled as that hee could not be delivered untill hee had paid 8000. pound to the king and 800. pound to the Queene This Lord Treasurer married Iaquet the widow of Iohn Duke of Bedford daughter to Peter of Lucenburgh Earle of Saint Paule by whom hee had yssue Richard Earle Rivers Anthony Lord Scales in the right of his wife Edward Woodvile Knight slaine at the battell of Saint Albine in Britaine in ●he third yeare of Henry the seventh Lionell Bishop of Salisbury Margaret married to Thomas Earle of Arundale Margaret married to William Herbert Earle of Huntington Anna first married to William Bourchier Earle of Essex and after to George Gray Earle of Kent Iaquet married to Iohn Lord Strange Elizabeth married to Sir Iohn Greie younger son to the Lord Greie of Ruthine and after the death of the said Sir Iohn Greie to King Edward the fourth and Katherine married to Henry Duke of Buckingham Besides all which I have read of one Iohn which was sonne to this Earle Rivers which Iohn married the old Dutchesse of Norfolke and was beheaded with his father the truth wherof I leave to further triall This Richard Earle Rivers Lord Treasurer in the ninth yeare of Edward the fourth in An. Dom. 1469. was by Robert Hiltard who named himselfe Robert of Kidesdale taken in the forrest of Deane as some have others say at Grafton and from thence brought to Northhampton and there was beheaded Iohn Longstrother Prior of Saint Iohns Ierusalem in England possessed the place of Lord Treasurer of the Realme in the ninth yeare of Edward the fourth in Anno Dom. 1469. for in the same yeare hee gave place to the Bishop
of Elie. William Grey Bishop of Elie was after the translation of Thomas Bourchier from Elie to Canterbury advanced to that See by Nicholas the fifth then Bishop of Rome who gave it to the said Bishop being then procurator too for King Henry the 6. at Rome in the yeare of our redemption 1454. This man was Lord Treasurer in the ninth yeare of Edward the fourth in An. Dom. 1469. in which office he continued untill the 11. yeare of Edward the fourth or thereabouts This Greie was borne of the noble house of the Lord Greyes of Codnor as saith Bale and travelled into Italie to attaine great learning where he heard the noble Clerke Guarinus Veronensis reade in Ferraria Hee continued Bishop of Elie 24. yeares 11. Moneths and two daies departing this life at Durham the fourth of August in An. Dom. 1478. as I have read and was buried at Elie betweene two Marble pillars having bestowed great sommes of money upon the reparations of that famous Belfrie of the Church of Elie and upon other ornaments of the same Church Henry Bourchier Earle of Essxe did the third time possesse the honorable place of the Lord Treasurership of England in the 11. yeare of Edward the fourth in which office hee continued as I gather 12. yeares being all the residue of the life of Edward the fourth who departed this world about the ninth day of Aprill in An. Dom. 1483. which Bourchier being made Earle of Essex in the first yeare of Edward the fourth in An. Dom. 1461. married Elizabeth daughter of Richard de Conisburge Earle of Cambridge the sister of Richard Duke of Yorke by whom hee had yssue William Lord Bourchier Thomas Iohn Henry and Humphery Knights Sir Richard Wood Knight whom some call Sir Iohn Wood being before under Treasurer in the 23. yeare of Edward the fourth was in the same yeare made Knight about a Moneth before the death of the said King Edward the fourth This man did possesse the place of the Lord Treasurer of England as I gather out of the record of Pellis exitus of that yeare in the second yeare of the Raigne of King Richard the third being the yeare of our redemption 1484. which office I suppose that hee kept untill the said Richard the third was slayne by Henry Earle of Richmond afterward King of England by the name of Henry the Seventh Sir Reignold Brey Knight the sonne of Richard Brey Physician as some have noted to King Henry the sixt being servant to Margret Countesse of Richmond mother to Henry the seventh was for the fidelity of his Lady and good service in furthering King Henry the 7. to the Crowne received into great favour with the said King and made Lord Treasurer of England as appeareth by the record of Pellis exitus made under his name in the first yeare of Henry the seventh in An. Dom. 1485. besides which Office hee had many other offices and honours part whereof were that he was Treasurer of the Kinges warres that he was one of the executors to King Henry the seventh that hee was made Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of the King and created a Banneret at Blacke-heath field Hee died in the 18. yeare of the prudent Prince King Henry the seventh being in An. Dom. 1503. and was honorably buried at Windsor Sir Iohn Dinham Kinght the son of Sir Dinham Knight a faithfull servant to the house of Yorke aswell in ayding the Duke of Yorke to whom Edward the fourth sonne to the said Duke of Yorke in the second yeare of his raigne had given one Annuity of 30. pound per Annum did after the death of the said Edward the fourth in the second yeare of Henry the seventh possesse the place of Lord Treasurer of England in An. Dom. 1486. and so continued vntill in An. 16. Henry the seventh and then gave place to Thomas Earle of Surrey Of which Lord Dinham thus writeth Leland Dominus Dinham primus fuit fundator sancti Nicholas alias Hortland He was created Lord Dinham in the first yeare of Edward the 4. shortly after the Coronation of the said King in An. Dom. 1461. He dyed in Anno 16. of the same King Henry the seventh in An. Dom. 1500. and the 30. day of Ianuary was brought to the Gray Fryers in London and there buried He married Elizabeth daughter of the Lord Fitzwater by whom he had yssue George and Phillip and Sir Thomas Dinham his base sonne that married one of the daughters and heires of Sir Iohn Ormond Which Thomas was buried at Ashring Three miles from Berkhamsted besides which children this Lord Dinham or Denham for so I finde both written in Chronicles had by his legitimate wife divers daughters which were Margaret married to Nicholas Baron of Carew Ioane married to the Lord Zouch Elizabeth married to the Lord Fitz Warren and Katherine married to Sir Thomas Arundell of Cornewall Knight Here I thinke it not amisse to say somewhat of a note which I have seene that maketh Iohn Touchet Lord Audley Treasurer of England which note is this Iohn Touchet Lord Audley Treasurer of England dyed the 26. day of December in An. Do. 1490. falling in the sixt yeare of Henry the seventh and had issue Iames Lord Audley beheaded the 28. of Iune in An. Dom. 1497. being the 12. yeare of Henry the seventh Thomas Howard the sonne of Iohn Lord Howard created the first Duke of Norfolke of that name in the time of Richard the Third was at the same time also created Earle of Surrey This man after the slaughter of his father at Bosworth field when the Tyrant Richard the third was slaine by Henry the seventh was after received into such favour with the said King Henry the seventh that hee was advanced to be Lord Treasurer of England in the 16. yeare of Henry the seventh in An. Dom. 1500. Which place hee continued all the life of the said King Henry the seventh who died in the 24. yeare of his raigne being in An. Do. 1509. After which for the good service hee used in the time of King Henry the seventh King Henry the 8. permitted him to keepe that Office which he possessed untill the 15. yeare of King Henry the 8. in An. Dom. 1523. This man was created Duke of Norfolke on Candlemas day in the fift yeare of Henry the 8. being in An. Dom. 1513. at what time also his sonne Thomas Howard was made Earle of Surrey This Duke was advanced to that honour in recompence of the death of the King of Scots and for the good service that hee did against that Nation in the said 5. yeare of Henry the 8. with an augmentation of his armes the Armes of Scotland in medio benda Armorum proprij Nominis of Howard Touching which victory of the death of the King of Scots Buchanan Lib. 13. writeth to this effect That the said Thomas Howard as a note of the conquest gave to his servants to weare on their left arme being
a white Lyon the beast which he beare before as the proper Ensigne of that house standing over a Red Lion the peculiar note of the Kingdome of Scotland and tearing the same Red Lyon with his pawes This Tho. Duke of Norfolke married two wives his first wife was Elizabeth the daughter of Fredericke Tilney Knight by whom he had issue Thomas Earle of Surrey after Duke of Norfolk Edward slaine at Brest Admiral of England and Edmond Howard with Elizabeth married to Thomas Bulline Earle of Wiltshire and Muriell married to Iohn Grey Lord Lisle His second wife was Agnes daughter of Philip Tilney Knight by whom he had yssue William Lord Howard of Effingham with many others This Thomas Duke of Norfolke died in the 16. yeare of King Henry the 8. in An. Dom. 1544. and was buried at Thetford in Norfolke Thomas Howard sonne to the said Thomas Duke of Norfolke being Earle of Surrey possessed the place of the Lord Treasurer in the 15. yeare of Henry the 8. in An. Dom. 1523. the which office he continued in the 38. yeare of the said King in An. Dom. 1546. in the which yeare on the 28. of Ianuary the said King Henry died so that this Duke and his father were Lord Treasurers of England almost 48. yeares But about some few daies more then a Moneth before the death of the said King that is to say on the 12. day of December this Duke with his sonne Henry Earle of Surrey were committed to the Tower the one by water the other by land Shortly after which the said Henry was beheaded at Tower-hill the 19. day of Ianuary about 9. dayes before the death of the King And the Duke remained as condemned to perpetuall prison till the beginning of the Raigne of Queene Mary who then set him at liberty He married for his first wife Anne the daughter of King Edward the fourth but had Thomas that died young after he married Elizabeth daughter to Edward Duke of Buckingham by whom hee had yssue Henry Earle of Surrey beheaded as before Thomas Viscount Bindon and Mary married to Henry Fitzroy Duke of Richmond Hee died about the beginning of the Raigne of Queene Mary Edward Seymer Earle of Hartford was after the death of King Henry the 8. made Lord Treasurer of England in the first yeare of King Edward the sixt in An. Dom. 1546. in which yeare hee was also made protector of England and Duke of Somerset of whom thus writeth Matthew Parker calling him Regni Camerarium in the life of Thomas Cranmer Archbishop of Canterbury in these words pag. 397. In testamento meaning King Henry the 8. Edwardo Principi minori novem annis nato haeredi suo Sexdecem tutores ex Episcopis solos Thomam Cranmerum Cantuariensem archiepiscopum Cuthbertum Tonstallum Dunelmensem Episcopum dedit And a little after pag. 398. followeth Verum pluribus ut diximus ei minori that was King Edward a patre constitutis curatoribus ne numero suo atque multitudine ad dissentiones faciles essent proclives unus electus est qui ex consilijs reliquorum impuberis regis tutelam solus administraret Is futit Edwardus Seimerus Comes Herefordiensis totius regni Camerarius regisque Auunculus Qui suscepta tutela regis totius regni atque dominiorum suorum proctteor Somerseti Dux nuncupatus atque creatus est This Duke of Somerset being Treasurer of England continued in the same office untill his death which was more then 4. yeares and was beheaded in the fift yeare of Edward the sixt in An. Dom. 1551. Sir William Paulet Knight Marquesse of Winchester was made Lord Treasurer upon the death of the Duke of Somerset in the fift yeare of Edward the sixt in An. Dom. 1551. Which office hee kept by the space of Twenty yeares and more a longer time then ever any other Treasurer had done before except the two last Dukes of Norfolke This man being a man of extreame age as attaining to the yeares Ninetie Seven died Lord Treasurer of England the tenth of March in An. Dom. 1571. being the 14. yeare of the Raigne of the famous Queene Elizabeth at his Mannor of Basing Hee in his life time did see the Children of his Childrens Children growne to the number of One Hundred and Three a rare blessing of God to men of his calling He maried Elizabeth the daughter of Sir William Capell Knight by whom he had issue Iohn Marquesse of Winchester Thomas Chidiocke and Giles Alice married to Richard Stowell Margaret married to Sir William Berkeley Margery married to Richard Waller and Eleanor married to Sir Richard Perckshall Sir William Cecill Knight principall Secretary of State created Lord Burghley upon the death of the Marquesse of Winchester was made Lord Treasurer of England the 13. Iuly 1572. being in the 14. yeare of the reigne of Queene Elizabeth and continued in that office during his life being also elected unto that most noble Order of the Garter Chancellor of the Vniversity of Cambridge and a Commissioner for the Office of Earle Marshall of of England Thomas Sackvill Barron Buckhurst heire Male of that ancient Familie that have flourished in a continued series from the Conquest and comming over out of Normandie deserved Nobly in that action was made Lord Treasurer the 15. of May in the 41. yeare of Queene Elizabeth and continued in that office during his life Hee was after by King Iames Created Earle of Dorcet the 13. of March 1603. being Knight of the most noble Order of the Garter and Chancellor of the Vniversity of Oxford Sir Robert Cecill second son to William Lord Burghley being Principal Secretary of State to Queene Elizabeth and after to King Iames was by the said king created Baron Cecill of Essendon the 13. of May 1603. vicount Cranborne the 20. of August 1604. and Earle of Salisbury the 4. of May in the sixt yeare of King Iames and upon the death of the Earle of Dorcet hee was made Lord Treasurer of England and continued in the place till his death Thomas Lord Howard of Walden second sonne to Thomos Howard Duke of Norfolke created Earle of Suffolke by King Iames being then Lord Chamberlaine and Knight of the Garter was made Lord Treasurer of England the 12. of Iuly in the 12. yeare of the raigne of King Iames. Sir Henry Montague Knight Lord chiefe Iustice of the Kings Bench was made Lord Treasurer of England the 14. of December in the 18. yeare of King Iames and the 19. day of the same moneth and yeare he was Created Baron of Kimolten Castle in Huntington-shire and Vicount Mandevile and immediately after the Coronation of King Charles he was created Earle of Manchester Lyonell Lord Cranfield of Cranfield in the County of Bedford so created by Letters Patents bearing date the 9. of Iuly 1621. was made Lord Treasurer the 19. of October following and created Earle of Middlesex the 19. of October 1622. Sir Iames Ley Knight and Baronet Lord Cheife Iustice of the Kings Bench was made Lord Treasurer of England the 22. of December in the 22. yeare of the raigne of King Iames and upon the 31. day of the same Moneth he was created Baron Ley of Ley in Devonshire and immediately after the Coronation of King Charles he was created Earle of Marleburgh in Wiltsshire Richard Lord Weston Chancellor of the Exchequer upon the remove of the Earle of Marleburgh was made Lord Treasurer of England upon the 15. day of Iuly in the 4. yeare of King Charles and was after that created Earle of Portland in Dorcetshire by Letters Patents bearing date the 17. day of February in the eighth yeare of the raigne of King Charles Vpon the death of the said Earle of Portland his Majestie appointed Commissioners for the said office viz. William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury his Grace Henry Earle of Manchester Lord Privie Seale Francis Lord Cottington Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Iohn Cooke and Sir Francis Windebank Knights Principall Secretaries of State The right reverend Father in God William Iuxon first Lord Bishop of Hereford then translated to London and made deane of the Kings Chappel and called to be of the Privy Councell and was made Lord Treasurer of England the Ninth day of March 1635. FINIS
of England which office he held in the 35. yeare of Edward the third and 36. who being Bishop of London as hath Matthew Parker was in An. Dom. 1361. being the thirty fifth yeare of Edward the third by the Pope made Bishop of Ely where he sate five yeares and was after in An. Dom. 1366 being in the 40. yeare of Edward the third chosen Bishop of Canterbury and consecrated in An. Dom. 1367. as saith the same Matthew Parker On which day of his consecration he demanded homage of the Earle Stafford of Thomas Rosse Iohn Tirhill Robert Brockhill and Raphe Sentleger Knights for their Lands which they held of the Sea of Canterbury Shortly after which in An. Dom. 1368. being the 42. yeare of Edward the third he was made Cardinall and