William Sharington's appointment to collect money from the king of France, 1550

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  • 1.Edward the Syxte by the grace of god Kyng of England France and Ireland defender of the faithe and of the churche of England and also of Ireland in earthe the supreme hedd. To
    2.all men to whome these presentes shall come greting. Where we by thadvise of our Counseill by letters of Commysion vnder our greitte Seale of England bearing date at our
    3.Mannor of Grenewithe the 20th day of April in the fourthe yere of our reigne did appoynte and assigne our trustie and welbelovyd Sir Maurice Dennys Knyght treasourer of our Towne
    4.of Callys and Syr William Sharington Knyghte as our Comyssaries Procurators or deputies to receyve within our said Towne of Cales for vs and to our vse of our moste derely belobed
    5.brother Cosen and perpetuall confederate Henry the Frenche Kyng the some of twooe hunderithe thowsand Crownes of gold of the some of value weighte price fynes and estymation
    6.as they were comonnly current in the realme of France the 24th of Marche laste paste being the daye of the conclusion of the treatie of peace betwene vs and the said Frenche
    7.Kyng whithe some of 200 Crowns is parcell of foure hundreth thowsand Crowns of golde of the some mentionyd and appoynted in the said treitty to be paied vnto vs for the
    8.restutution and delybere of the Citie or Towne of Boloygne withe other Fortresses and strengths to the same adjoynyng to the said Frenche Kyng whiche some of too hunderith
    9.thowsand Crownes the said Syr Maurice Dennys and Sir William Sharington haue according to our said Comyssion receybid at our said Towne of Cales to our vse of the
    10.Frenche Kyng by the handes of his deputes and mynisters of whiche some the said Sir Maurice Dennys and Sir William Sharington by thappoyntmente of vs and our Counsaill
    11.habe geben by wey of our rewarde to the French Kynges mynisters and deputies the some of syx hunderithe Crownes. Knowe ye that we do confesse by these presentes to habe
    12.recybid and had the daye of the date herof of the said Sir Maurice Dennys and Sir William Sharington by thaudit of the same Sir William Sharington the some of one hundreth
    13.foure score and nineteen thowsand and foure hunderithe Crownes of golde of the some of the weight value pryce fynes and estimation aforesaid in full contentation and paymente
    14.of the said some of too hunderithe thowsand Crownes due to vs for the fyrste paymente of the said some of foure hunderith thowsand Crownes as is before declared And of the
    15.said hole some of too hunderithe thowsand Crownes and every parte and parcel therof we by these presentis dooe acquyte and discharge the said Syr Maurice Dennys and Syr
    16.William Sharington there heires executors and admynystratours and every of them whithe said some of one hunderithe foure score nineteen thowsand and foure hunderthe
    17.Crownes being the residue and remayne if the said some of too hunderithe thowsand Crownes we by tharvise of our privy Counseill haue caused to be bestowed and
    18.laied vp for vs and to our vse in our secrete juelhowse within our Towne of Lo[ndon]amongst others our rich juellis there nowe remaynyng. In witnes wherof we
    19.have caused these letters to be made patentes. Witnes our selfe at Leyg[nes] the fifteen daye of June in the fourthe yere of our Reigne. ... Southwell.

 

Modern English 

  • 1.Edward the Sixth by the grace of God King of England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith and of the Church of England and also of Ireland, in earth the supreme head. To
    2.all men to whom these present shall come greeting [shall greet]. Where we, by the advice of our Council, by letters of Commission under our great seal of England bearing date at our
    3.Manor of Grenewithe, the 20th day of April in the fourth year of our reign, did appoint and assign our trusty and well beloved Sir Maurice Dennis, Knight, treasurer of our town
    4.of Calles and Sir William Sharington, Knight, as our commissaries, procurators or deputies, to receive within our said town of Calles for us, and to our use of our most dearly beloved
    5.brother, cousin and perpetual confederate Henry the French king the sum of two hundred thousand crowns of gold of the sum of value, weight, price, fines and estimation
    6.as they were commonly current in the realm of France the 24th of March last past, being the day of the conclusion of the treaty of peace between us and the said French
    7.king with some of 200 crowns is parcel of four hundred thousand crowns of gold of the sum mentioned and appointed in the said treaty, to be paid unto us for the
    8.restitution and delivery of the city or town of Boulogne, with other fortresses and strengths [strongholds] to the same, adjoining to the said French king which sum of two hundred
    9.thousand crowns the said Sir Maurice Dennis and Sir William Sharington have, according to our said commission, received at our said town of Calles to our use of the
    10.French king by the hands of his deputies and ministers, of which sum the said Sir Maurice Dennis and Sir William Sharington, by the appointment of us and our council
    11.have given, by way of our reward to the French king's ministers and deputies, the sum of six hundred crowns. Know that we do confess by these present to have
    12.received and had the day of the date hereof [this date] of the said Sir Maurice Dennis and Sir William Sharington, by the audit of the same Sir William Sharington, the sum of one hundred,
    13.four score [eighty] and nineteen thousand and four hundred crowns of gold of the some of the weight, value, price, fines and estimation aforesaid in full contentation and payment
    14.of the said sum of two hundred thousand crowns, due to us for the first payment of the said sum of four hundred thousand crowns as is before declared, and of the
    15.said whole sum of two hundred thousand crowns, and every part and parcel thereof [of it], we by these present do acquit and discharge the said Sir Maurice Dennis and Sir
    16.William Sharington, their heirs, executors and administrators, and every [one] of them with said sum of one hundred four score [eighty] and four hundred
    17.crowns, being the residue and remain if the said sum of two hundred thousand crowns we, by the advice of our privy council, have caused to be bestowed and
    18.laid up for us and to our use in our secret jewel house within our town of London, amongst other rich jewels there now remaining. In witness whereof [of it] we
    19.have caused these letters to be made patents. Witness our self at Leynes, the fifteenth day of June in the fourth year of our reign. ... Southwell.