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Adam Outlawe Mariner Trinity Guild Tower Ward

Adam Owtlawe, Mariner - 1533 - d. 1545 - mariner n. One who navigates or assists in navigating a ship. 
[ He was more than a "seaman" - one who knows all aspects of sea science - ships - ship building - navigation ]

1533 - London and Middlesex Fines: Henry VIII - London & Middlesex - Adam Owtlawe, 'maryner,'  - Easter Anno 25 1533 
1535 - Sebastian Newdigate  (Nedygate) dies in the Tower for denying the King's supremacy 
1536 - Pilgrimage of Grace
1537 - Jane Seymour dies after birth of Edward VI
1537 - Pilgrimage of Grace Suppression - 216 were put to death; lords and knights, half a dozen abbots, 38 monks, and 16 parish priests
1538 - Hospitallers Order of St Thomas was dissolved , along with other monastic orders in England, by Henry VIII 
1539 - Henry VIII had unsuccessfully required the English knights in Malta to disavow the authority of the Pope.

- SIR THOMAS SPERTT to MR. GONSON - Has received Gonson's and the lord Privy Seal's letters. Spertt, William Hourrey, John Tebowrow, Adam Outlawe, and Richard Couchey have viewed the Great Nicholas of Bristol, and find no fault except that she draws 3 fathoms of water in ballast and 3½ when laden. Find in her 6 port pieces, 2 slings, a small fowler, 8 bassys, 6 hacbus, 1 new cable, 2 worn cables, 3 hawsers, 3 anchors, 4 tope armurs, 10 flags, 1 streamer. She is worth 700l. if it were not that she draws so much water. Portsmouth, 5 Sept.  - King Henry VIII papers  

From its price and their description of the vessel it can be deduced that it must have been a very large ship. The Great Nicholas carried 21 guns. [ It is interesting that Adam Owtlawe was included in the inspection of this ship, noting that his opinion was of value to the treasurer of the Navy. (Thomas Spert  was Head of Trinity House and Comptroller of the navy / William Gonson) ]

1540 - Suppression of the Hospitallers of St. John in England - The Hospitallers could not be described as belonging to a monastic order and so Templecombe escaped in 1536 the suppression of the smaller monastic houses and was not dissolved until 1540, when an Act of Parliament (fn. 3) placed the possessions of the Hospitallers in the hands of the Crown as of an Order more loyal to the pope than to the king and existing for the promotion of superstitious ceremonies

1540 - King Henry VIII visits Hull with his Queen ( Catherine Howard married Henry VIII on 28 July 1540)

1541 - Adam Owtlawe - (£30) - '1541 London Subsidy roll: Tower Ward - "Lord Admiral" Sir John Dudley knight  - William Gunston Navy Comptroller
1541 - Margaret Pole nee Plantagenet, Countess of Salisbury - is executed for Treason

1541 - William Gonson's son David Gonson,  Knight of Malta, is hanged, drawn and quartered at Southwark (London)

1541 - Sir Thomas Spertt Dies in December

1542 - Catherine Howard and the three men were executed.
1543 - Henry VIII marries Catherine Parrmakes an alliance between Henry and Charles V (Holy Roman Emperor) against Scotland and France - Catherine married Henry VIII on 12 July 1543 at Hampton Court Palace

1543 - Adam Owtlawe - send four ships to the Downes - Feb 23 - Sir Francis Brian to the Kings Council - Scotch prisoners  - Feb.19, 1543

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Adam Owtlawe's secret mission with Francis Bryan with the young knights Sir John Clere and 
Sir Henry Carey, first Lord Hunsdon ( the natural son of Henry VIII by Mary Boleyn) and Thomas Newdegate:

Full text of "Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII" (by Sir Francis Brian)

Example of a Shallop







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1543 - Westminster., 19 FebBryan ^ ' that the King is advertised of the troubles we were in upon the seas and the danger and ruin of his ships, and that I was determined according to your commandment to send four ships to the Downes. The said ships were ready in Humber before the receipt of your letters, whereupon I sent a boat which has spoken with Mr. Clere and Mr. Carye, commanding them to lie off and on upon the coast between Humber and Newcastle, and as Mr. Nedygate and Adam Owtlawe were ready victualled I thought it more convenient that they should accompany Mr. Clere and Mr. Carye, than lie in harbour.  

As Clere and Carye went forth of Humber they met a Scot of 30 tons laden with salmon, herring and barrelled fish with the lord Admiral's safe-conduct for George Browne and Ant. Papeworth, of Barwike, to bring, in Scottish ships or boats, certain fish to Berwike, Holy Hand, Aylmouth or Stakton at price therein limited (given). As the Scot had passed the places appointed and said he was going to Boston, Sir John [Clere] and Mr. Carye sent him to Hull, and I have stayed him and certified my lord Admiral. Clere also took a French boat, as I reported, which is at Newcastle, and the men, 31 and 3 Dutchmen, brought in the ships to Hull, and I have, by advice of Mr. Stanhop, delivered all 34 to the mayor to keep them and see them gently handled. Begs to know how their charges shall be paid. Here awaits the coming of Mr. Osborn with the King's further pleasure. The French have delivered an inventory of their goods, valued at 500 mks., which is sent to the lord Admiral. Hull, 23 Feb. Signed. Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : a xxxiiij .

[ Notice that Sir Francis addresses his "peers" as Mr. - Mister - (Master) and others like Adam Owtlawe, by their first and last names. ]

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King Henry VIII's  last Hurrah  like so many of the characters involved..... 

The expedition of 1544:

1544 - The Salamander and the Scottish-built Unicorn were captured at Leith and used as transport for the return journey as part of Lord Hertford's army  14 May 1544 - The Rough Wooing

I would think that Adam Owtlawe would have been part of the Scottish Invasion  in May/April 1544 but I'm still looking ...

Burning of Edinburgh (1544) - Orders for the fleet at Tynemouth were given on 28 April. All the ships were to be ready to weigh anchor at a favourable wind. The Lord Admiral, Viscount Lisle's flagship would fly the St George Cross on the fore-top mast and two top-lights at night. The ships of the 'vaward', the vanguard, would follow and anchor as near as possible. Hertford and the treasure-ship (Ralph Sadler was treasurer) would follow with his ensign on the main-top mast of the Rose Lion with two night lights on the shrouds. The Earl of Shrewsbury, captain of the rear-ward would fly the ensign on his mizzen mast, with a cresset light in the poop deck at night. The other ships were not to show flags or lights. Any ship that was transporting base or double base guns was to mount them on the fore-deck for the landing

1544 - Henry VIII and Charles V invades France 

Timeline of the Batte of Boulogne - The Tudors Wiki

Sieges of Boulogne (1544–1546) - the Duke of Suffolk, moved to the coast town of Boulogne and laid siege to it on 19 July

1544 - July 1544 Expedition to Calais - Captain Adam Owtlawe

1544 - Henry FitzAllen - April 1544 he was made knight of the Garter. In July 1544 he commanded with Suffolk the English expedition to France as Lord Marshal, and besieged and took Boulogne - Henry lorde marquis of Dorset

Letters and papers, foreign and domestic Henry VIII..

A four masted ship announces her arrival off Calais in July 1544 by firing the fifth gun on her main gundeck.
.... It is quite possible that this is the Mary Rose shown before she sank in the Battle of the Solent in July 1545.

Appendix Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 19 Part 2 (pp. 479-487)

Diary of the Invasion of France.

The English historical review - contains an Account of the Expedition of 1544 

A manuscript in the Cambridge University Library, Dd. 14. 30 (3), contains an account of the expedition of 1544, written by a steward who lived iat Lydingstone. The writer gives more detail than will be found in the diary printed in Rymer's `Feodera,' xv. 52, but his narrative breaks off abruptly at a very early stage.
W.A.J Archibold.

July 3, 1544 :

The 3rd day of July 1544  the Noble Prince Charles, Duke of Suffolk, Henry lorde marquis of Dorset and Sir Anthony Browen Knight [Mr] Master of the Kings majesty horses, and of his graces Privy Chamber with diverse other gentlemen set forth from Douer [Dover] to Callys in a ship called [ blank ] and the said Duke of Suffolk caused the Master of the same ship or the Captain thereof called Adam Owtlaw to set in the top of the same, a flag of Saint George where unto came the Lord Admiral of England and the Admiral of Flanders with 30 gallant Ships of war, well manned and also well furnished with guns and artillery and welcomed and saluted the Dukes grace not only with pleasant and loving words but also with trumpets shames and shooting of great pieces of ordinances that it was great wonder to hear the great noise of the same gun's and so conducted the Dukes ship to [the Ryce Banke by Calles, whereas they of The Castle  and also The Ryce Banke saluted and shot great pieces of ordinance and so welcomed the Dukes Grace likewise to Callys,  whereas he lay off Thursday at night and Friday all day, and of Friday at night caused a trumpet to be sounded and proclamation to be made every man to dislodge and to attend upon the Dukes Grace where as he camped iij English miles off on Callys in a place called Cakewell by Peplyng within the English Pale and there camped Saturday all night and of Sunday the 6th day of July,  we removed from thence to a town called Whitsonby on the seaside within the french king's dominion, where  we camped till Friday.
[ blank in manuscript ] ( English Pale - Invaded Land controlled by English forces)

( It's really irritating that the name of Adam Outlawe's "The Duke's Flag Ship" is blank! .. but it is interesting the guy writing the diary knew exactly who Adam Outlawe was!  ) 

We may be able to determine the name of the ship since it was the ship that carried the Duke of Suffolk, Sir Anthony Brown and the other lords and wanted to signal to Lord Admiral (probably John Dudley ) and the Admiral of Flanders which ship they were on i.e. the "flag ship".  So the possible flag ship would have been most likely The Mary Rose Peter Pomegranate or the Henry Grace à Dieu 

This ship may have been The Mary Rose - The Mary Rose and the Cowdray Engravings 

The Sister ship was Peter Pomegranate - It had a tonnage of 450 when first built, but in 1536 it was rebuilt and enlarged to a tonnage of 600; at that date the name was shortened to Peter (Catharine had fallen out of grace; she died in 1536).

The other great shipp was Henry Grace à Dieu - ("Henry Grace of God"), also known as Great Harry, was an English carrack or "great ship" of the 16th century. ... Very early on it became apparent that she was top heavy. She was plagued with heavy rolling in rough seas and her poor stability impacted gun accuracy and general performance as a fighting platform. To correct this, she underwent a substantial remodeling in 1536 (the same year as Mary Rose) where height of the hull was reduced. In this new form she was 1000 tons burthen and carried 151 guns of varying size, including 21 of bronze, and her full crew was reduced to between 700 and 800. Furthermore, she got an improved and innovative sailing arrangement with four masts each divided into three sections; the forward two square rigged with mainsail, topsail and topgallants and the aft two carrying five lateen sails between them. This allowed for easier handling of the sails and spread wind forces more evenly on the ship, resulting in better speed and maneuverability and allowed better use of the heavy broadside. The only surviving depiction of the craft (from the Anthony Roll) shows this rebuilt version[2].

Henry Grace à Dieu saw little action. She was present at the Battle of the Solent against French forces in 1545, in which the Mary Rose sank, but appears to have been more of a diplomatic vessel,

The Cowdray engravings are a set of images recording Henry VIII’s campaign in France during the summer of 1544 and the events of 19th July 1545 in Portsmouth, the Solent and the Isle of Wight, showing the attempt by the forces of the French King, Francis 1st, to invade England and wrest the crown from Henry. One of the most notable events that occurred during the “Battle of the Solent” was the loss of King Henry VIII’s vice flagship, the Mary Rose, and her sinking is clearly shown in this picture.

Detail from the departure of King Henry VIII from Calais in July 1544 with English ships in the harbour and Calais Castle above.

The image shows the departure of King Henry VIII from Calais in July 1544. There are identifiable features in the landscape and high on the hill to the south of Calais, in the top right-hand section of the image, is Sir Anthony Browne greeting King Henry VIII with these events being witnessed by many of their troops. Importantly, in the foreground of this image as there is also a four masted ship, which is equipped with nine guns on its main gundeck, each fitted with lidded gunports. The fifth gun on the port side is being fired, probably in announcement of the ship’s arrival at Calais. It is not unreasonable to suppose that because the loss of the Mary Rose was an important event shown in the Portsmouth painting, Sir Anthony Browne would have required an image within the set of paintings which depicted the Mary Rose as she had been before she sank. 

This is therefore most probably the last Tudor image made of the Mary Rose afloat.

King Henry VIII followed by Sir Anthony Browne and Sir Charles Brandon 1st Duke of Suffolk

Mary Rose - ... Very little is known of the identity of the men who served on the Mary Rose, even when it comes to the names of the officers, who would have belonged to the gentry. Two admirals and four captains (including Edward and Thomas Howard, who served both positions) are known through records, as well as a few ship masters, pursers, master gunners and other specialists. Of the vast majority of the crewmen, soldiers, sailors and gunners alike, nothing has been recorded....

The Mary Rose would have carried a captain, a master responsible for navigation, and deck crew.

The fact that Adam Outlawe was the master of this ship must have been a highlight of his career in the Navy.

In 1545 Lord Admiral John Dudley, Viscount Lisle welcomed King Henry VIII on board the Henri Grace a Dieu, popularly called Great Harry

Ryce banke is Resbank and "Tower of Ruisbank" in Calais and The Castle  is the Castle at Calais

Cakewell - Coquelles  : Peplyng - Peuplingues : Calles - Calais : Whitsandebaye - Wissant (Whitsand) Bay : Boulogne-sur-Mer 

Charles Brandon, "Prince Charles", 1st Duke of Suffolk - Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel - Anthony Browne (died 1548) Sir John Gage (Tudor politician) - In 1544 he undertook an important role for the invasion of France, organising transport and supplies for the army, and he became a knight banneret.

Admiral of the fleet in 1544 was Thomas Seymour   Lord Admiral of England Jan 1544 was Lord Lisle John Dudley  Admiral of Flanders 1544 - Maximilian II of Burgandy

Jan 1544 ...his Majesty, having advanced his Lordship to the office of Great Chamberlain, to give to him (Lord Lisle) the office of High Admiral of England

"Ryce banke" is Resbank and "Tower of Ruisbank" in Calais and "The Castle"  is the Castle at Calais

List of Captains, Lieutenants and Lords Deputies of English Calais 
Calais had also castellans (of Calais Castle); "Captain of Calais Castle" is a different post from "Captain of Calais", the title of the top commander and military governor of the Pale for most of the period.

Calais - The old part of the town, Calais proper (known as Calais-Nord), is situated on an artificial island surrounded by canals and harbours

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The Royal Beer Run of July 1544

Henry VIII - July 1544, 6-10 - The Royal Beer Run

5 July.847. Suffolk and Browne to Henry VIII.
R. O. Winchester reports that he has letters from Mr. Halle declaring that the wagons, lymoners and mares out of Flanders will be at Calais tomorrow, as by Halle's letters to the Privy Council will appear. Have with their whole number departed from Calais this Saturday because of the scarcity of horsemeat (of which they wrote yesterday) and to leave the town clear against Henry's coming, which they think should now be "the rather the better," and they trust he will here find nothing lacking. Are tonight encamped at Cawkewell and will tomorrow night lodge in the enemy's ground between Marguison and the sea, 10 miles from Calais, as they wrote yesterday. Camp at Cawkewell, 5 July. Signed.

7 July.868. Suffolk, Gage and Browne to Henry VIII. - R. O. Have presently received letters from my lord of Norfolk, my lord Privy Seal and Mr. Treasurer, and (being very sorry to see them in that need) have concluded to send 400 or 500 tun of beer, to be conveyed by Flemings, under conduct of the writers' soldiers, to St. Omer's, and thence to their camp under conduct of theirs. For this, Gage departs tomorrow early, to Calais. Will also send them such money as can here be spared, and will rather strain folks here than see them lack, "considering their journey importeth a great matter, and their return without anything doing should not sound all to your Majesty's honor." Enclose their letters. At the camp beside Whitsandebaye, 7 July. Signed.

10 July.882. Suffolk, Gage and Browne to Henry VIII. - Yesterday, received [letters] from the Privy Council [showing] that Henry intends to set forth hitherwards on Friday next. (fn. 14) Expect he will reach Calais in seven or eight days. All victuals are in good order, and of carriage there shall be no lack. The ordnance is arrived and nearly unshipped, but the great pieces will require time to mount. All men are come except those out of Suffolk, Essex and those parts, and such as are appointed to attend the King from Dover. Departed from Calais so soon in order to spare the English Pale against his coming, seeing that there is no hay left, old or new, and, if the grass were spoiled, great lack would ensue at the coming home. Departed when their number was still very small and they had only 14 small pieces and one barrel of powder; but now their number is increased and they have, as instructed, laid 1,000 men at Guisnes, and 600 to defend the East Pale, and now they must send horsemen to St. Omer's to conduct the money appointed to be sent to Norfolk and the lord Privy Seal. By the Council's said letter they are directed to march to Boleigne and begin the siege, leaving the King's own band to tarry for him at Calais.

10 July.883. Suffolk, Gage and Browne to the Council - Enclose letters presently received from Norfolk and the rest of the Council, touching the state of their camp, for whose relief the writers have taken order. From the camp at Whitsandebaye, 10 July. Signed

10 July.885. Suffolk, Gage and Browne to [Norfolk] - Have considered his Lordship's letters and despatched them to the Council. Understand by his trumpet that he marvels that he has received no letters from them since their arrival on this side the sea. If it had been so they could not much blame him; but they have written to him once or twice every day. As to his relief with victuals they despatched 80 tun of beer, and trust that it is received. Have written divers times to know what he wants, so that they may make a staple at Sainct Omer's for him. Albeit he never wrote that he lacked bread, or anything but drink, so that no great store of wheat was sent, they sent 500 qr. of malt, with brewers. After speaking with Jeronimus on Sunday last,* despatched him within one hour to his Lordship, thinking that at the approach to Monsterell he should be there to effect what he had devised. Marvel that he is not yet arrived. "We also understand by your trumpet that the Great Master keepeth no promise with you, which seemeth to us to mean somewhat more than we can now divine. For the situation of Monstrell, the strength of the same and the power that is in it we understand, as well by your letters as by your said trumpet, that the same is nothing so easy to be besieged nor to be had as the King's Majesty hath been informed, and can for our parts say nothing to it, but beseech God to send you as good speed as we would wish ourselves. From the camp besides Whitsandebaye," 10 July. Signed.

1544 - Sept 11 - We assailed the castle yesterday in play, but the defence was so earnest that "a great number of our men are hurt and some slain, 
1544 - Sept 14 - The English Capture of Boulonge - The town was restored to the French on the conclusion of peace (1550). - The town and castle of Boulogne to be delivered to the King tomorrow, 14 Sept., at 10 a.m., with all artillery, powder and munitions 

1544 - William Gonson's wife dies

1544 - Ships - Great Shallop of Dover (Adam Owtlawe, c)  - Cavendishe Shallopp (Adam Owtlawe, c.) November 28 1544
From: 'Henry VIII: November 1544, 26-30', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 19 Part 2: August-December 1544

xv. Payments (like those in § ii.) made 14 Sept. for the Dragon (Dunstone Newdigat, captain), Great Pynneas (Robt. Garthe, c), Newe Barke (Thos Windane, c), Lytell Shallopp of Dover (Thos. Huttone, master), Great Shallop of Dover (Adam Owtlawe, c), New Pynnas made by Jamys Baker (John Borlye, c), Swalloo (Wm. Tyrell, c.), Great Gallyon (Sir Wm. Wodhowse, c), Mynyon (Wm. Cornocke, mr.), Lyon (Wm. Broke, c), Mary Jamys (John Bucke, c). Signed by recipients, three of them with marks. 

xxiv. Payments (mostly like those in § ii.) made 20 Oct. for the Newe Barke (Thos. Windhame, captain), Lytell Shalloppe (Thos. Huttone, master), Newe Shallopp (John Booerley, c.), Cavendishe Shallopp (Adam Owtlawe, c.), Marye Jamys (John Cranewen, mr.), Greater Pynneas (Robt. Garthe, c.), Post of Deepe (Cornells Durport, mr.) and Facone Lysleye (Thos. Harding, c.). Not signed.  (1905), pp. 396-421. 

1544 - Ships The Newe Barke 160 t., 120 m., Adam Owtlawe. (fn. 7)  - Caleis - Greate Shalop (D.),  Oct 29 1544

Letters and Papers, .Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII: pt.1. -  

He [Mr. Seymour] and Mister Carey doubt how ... the New Bark will stand the Narrow Seas this winter - Dover  - 6 November 1544

Mr. Carey has been sick in bed three days and cannot yet rise to come a-land. Will send with the victuals... the New Barke,... and the Lesse Shalope. The rest remain here until he knows whether the King will have him meet with the fleets coming from Bordyowes, for which purpose he would choose... 

"Ships appointed by Mr. Seymour to conduct the victuals from Portesmouth to Bulloyn." ... New Barke

Letters and Papers, Foreign ... - As yet,  I hear no word what is become of the Grete Shalop.... by reason of the 'holoues' of the seas, that they were strained continually to pump, and specially ... the New Barke...

The Seymour family, history and romance
The news that a French fleet had put to sea, in the autumn of 1544, in order to cut off communication between Boulogne and England, brought a new honour for Sir Thomas Seymour. He was appointed Admiral of the King's Navy with instructions to convey a great quantity of provisions to Boulogne.

This accomplished, he was ordered to station the warships in mid-channel, and at the same time, if possible, to ' appoint a convenient numbre of the small shallopps and other small vessels to passe in the River Estaples, and there burne and bring away suche vessells of thenmies as may be there found, or do such other annoyaunce to thenmies as the tyme will serve.'

On the 6th of November 1544 Seymour wrote to the Council advising that he should attack the coasts of Brittany
...A violent storm spoilt an intended attack on some of the enemy's ships which were lying at Dieppe and in the Seine, and, being obliged to take recourse to the open sea, his ships were so battered that the next day he reached the Isle of Wight with only part of the fleet, all the boats having been lost during the night.

The king, being quick to anger, evidently conveyed his dissatisfaction at the failure of the enterprise to the admiral through the Privy Council. Thus, on the 13th of November, Seymour wrote to the Council that he had received their letters and 'perseve be the same that I am thought neglegent in the accomplechement of the Kynges Heynes plesur.

This action appears to be the cause of Adam Owtlawe's death in 1544....

1544 - Owtlawe, Adam, [no place] 21 pynnyng - Prerogative Court of Canterbury - Probate Wills page 397 - Is this the same man? Did he die at sea?  He was alive in October, this reference has just the year , no month (FYI - This is the court that would be used for someone who had died at sea).

1545 - Will of Adam Owtlawe - 09 January 1545 - Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury - Pynnyng - The PCC was the most important of these courts dealing with relatively wealthy individuals living mainly in the south of England and most of Wales. If a property-owner in England or Wales died overseas, such as sailors or soldiers, then their will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury regardless of where their property was held.  - Adam Owtlawe Will - Had a wife named Alice and a son named Thomas and/or a son named Adam (it is very hard to read, so if know old wills, have a look and let me know.)

1545 - Dec 22 -  For a weye of salt delivered to Brymer Outlawe, 30s. 14l. 16s. 8d. - Henry VIII: Papers - Somehow Related? Relative of Adam? BRYMER is of Belgium origin, a locational name meaning 'one who lived by the sea-shore'.  Not a common first name. 
The "weye of Salt"  may have been a
bereavement gift from Henry VIII no less.
example: Reynold Calle's will 1501... To Robert Calle, nephew, a ' weye of salte '...To the Nunns of Bunngaye, one weye of salt...To Ehzabeth Well, niece, 10s., a gowne and the hood, one weye of salt, a little goblet of silver and 3 silver spoons.... I still haven't found yet an explanation of the custom.

1545 - Mr. Stanhop was knighted 
1546 - Benjamin Gonson (William Gonson's son) becomes "Surveyor of all our Shippes" (age 40)
1547 - Henry VIII dies, Elizabeth was 13 years old, and was succeeded by her half brother, Edward VI. Edward Seymour acts as Protector
1547 - Catherine Parr married her final husband, Thomas Seymour
1548 - Catherine Parr dies September 1548  birthing Mary Seymour

1548 - Thomas Outlawe - King Edward VI. issued a proclamation,  Oct. 1548 - accused of piracy - 300 crown reward - (Possibly Adam Owtlawe's son - and pirating for Thomas Seymour)

1549 - Lord Thomas Seymour of Sudeley was beheaded for treason on 20 March 1549

1550 - Sir Francis Bryan dies in Ireland (possibly poisoned)
1552 - Sir Stanhop(e) was beheaded. 

1552 - Edward Seymour was  executed for conspiracy in 1552

1553 - King Edward VI died on 6 July 1553, aged 15
1553-1558 - Queen Mary I Reigns - renewal of Catholic Power - she had almost 300 religious dissenters burned at the stake in the Marian Persecutions, earning her the sobriquet of "Bloody Mary". Thousands imprisoned

1558–1603 - Queen Elizabeth I begins her Reign -  17 November 1558 – 24 March 1603

- Ther was a great complaynt made by one Adam Owtelaw to the clarke of the markett that the brewers and bakers use to measure and streke the corne that thei bye w' a rolle w ch hathe not be sene in eny other place. - Court on Wednesday, 21 June [1559] - CITY OF NORWICH. ( This might be Adam Owtlawe's son )

1561 - James Bressey - Will was proved on 25 October 1561. Buried in St. Magnus Churchyard in London Witnesses: Hamnet Bressey, Robert Byrne, Andrew Outlaw, the writer hereof - Bressey -  was "servant to the Earl of Hertford", Edward Seymour (born 1537). 

Edward Seymour was a brother of Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, and of Thomas Seymour, who married Catherine Paar, Henry's sixth and last wife, after the king's death. - Somehow related?

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Now for background on the interesting characters of this story..... This shows the company Adam Owtlawe kept :

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It is interesting in inspection of the ship Great Nicholas of Bristol  John Tebowrow  "Teborow" appears to be John Husee and Lord Lisle's man .  John Husee, was a solicitor and servant of the Lisles' . It is interesting who Lord Lisle was then : (Vice Admiral of the Navy and Illegitimate son of Edward IV).

 So John Tebowrow  served as witness to the inspection of the ship for Lord Lisle  

Interestingly Adam Outlawe lived in the Tower Ward  along with Lord Admiral John DudleyLord Lisle Plantagenet's stepson by his first wife and William Gonson the Paymaster of the Navy  , much Later the Trinity Navy House would move to Tower Street Ward (1793-6)

Book 2, Ch. 27 - Tower Ward A New History of London (pp. 668-671)

Trinity House.
About the middle of Water-lane, on the west side, stands the Trinity house, belonging to the fraternity of the Holy Trinity in the parish of Deptford Strond. This society was founded in the year 1515, by Sir Thomas Spert, knt. comptroller of the navy to Henry VIII. for the regulation of seamen and the convenience of ships and mariners on our coasts. ...

I've checked and the records of the Trinity Mariners Guild were destroyed in the great London fire of 1666 so that might have told us where Adam Outlawe was in the Mariner hierarchy , But it is clear that he was very high up if he was inspecting a ship with Thomas Spert the comptroller and lived in the same ward as William Gonson he must have been important.

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(Sir Francis Bryan was a distinguished diplomat, soldier, sailor, cipherer, man of letters, and poet.) (Henry VIII)

Rendering of a photograph of Alan Van Sprang as Sir Francis Bryan in Showtime's 'The Tudors'.England Under The Tudors Sir Francis Bryan (d. 1550)  (early-fifties in 1543)

SIR FRANCIS BRYAN* (b. 1490 - d. 1550), poet, translator, soldier, and diplomatist, was the son of Sir Thomas Bryan, and grandson of Sir Thomas Bryan, chief justice of the common pleas from 1471 till his death in 1500. His father was knighted by Henry VII in 1497, was 'knight of the body' at the opening of Henry VIII's reign, and repeatedly served on the commission of the peace for Buckinghamshire, where the family property was settled. Francis Bryan's mother was Margaret, daughter of Humphry Bourchier, and sister of John Bourchier, lord Berners. Lady Bryan was for a time governess to the princesses Mary and Elizabeth, and died in 1551-2. Anne Boleyn is stated to have been his cousin; but we have been unable to discover the exact genealogical connection.1

In 1526  he lost an eye in a tournament at Greenwich, and had to wear an eye-patch from then on. Bryan was a second cousin of both Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour. No portrait of Sir Francis survives. Catherine Howard married Sir Francis's mother's brother, so was a cousin also.

Sir Francis returned to favour following Cromwell's demise, becoming vice-admiral of the fleet

In 1543, on the appointment of John Dudley, Lord Lisle as admiral, Bryan was made vice-admiral because of ‘his experience in sea matters.

As a member of the privy council Bryan took part in public affairs until the close of Henry VIII's reign, and at the beginning of Edward VI's reign he was given a large share of the lands which the dissolution of the monasteries had handed over to the crown. He fought, as a captain of light horse, under the Duke of Somerset at Musselburgh 27 Sept. 1547, when he was created a knight banneret.

Mr Clere is likey Sir John Clere (b. 1511 - d. 1557)  - The Cleres inherited Blickling Hall and estate in the late 1500s. The previous owners were the Boleyn family, relatives of Anne Boleyn the second wife of Henry VIII. Edward Clere had been knighted by Elizabeth I in 1580 and the family was extremely wealthy. Edward, however, squandered away the fortune and died a bankrupt in 1611. His widow was forced to sell the house. 
 Sir John Clere - 1544(other Clere's - Sir Thomas (d. 1544)  Sir Edward ) (in his mid-thirties in 1543)

Mr. Carye is likey Henry Carey, first Lord Hunsdon (1524?-1596), governor of Berwick and chamberlain of Queen Elizabeth's household, born about 1524, was only son of William Carey, esquire of the body to Henry VIII, by his wife Mary, sister of Anne Boleyn and daughter of Sir Thomas Boleyn. Through his mother he was first cousin to Queen Elizabeth. His father died of the sweating sickness in 1528, and his mother remarried Sir William Stafford, who died 19 July 1543. (in his early-twenties in 1543)

Carey first comes into notice as member of parliament for Buckingham at the end of 1547; he was re-elected for the same constituency to the parliaments of April and November 1554, and of October 1555. In 1549 Edward VI granted him the manors of Little Brickhill and Burton in Buckinghamshire. He was knighted by his relative Queen Elizabeth soon after her accession, and was created Baron Hunsdon on 13 Jan. 1558-1559, receiving on 20 March following a grant of the honour of Hunsdon and manor of Eastwick in Hertfordshire, together with other lands in Kent.

Henry CAREY (1° B. Hundson) - Said to be son of Henry VIII by Mary Boleyn, officially son of Sir William Carey. The King granted the Carey's actual manors and estates during the affair and immediately before the child's birth.

Sir Thomas Spert -  was the first Master of Trinity House in 1514. Born in the late 15th century (date unknown), he died December 1541. He was in turn master of the Mary Rose (before it sank) and the Henri Grâce à Dieu, both ships being flagship to Henry VIII of England. A commoner, he was knighted by Henry at the Palace of Whitehall in 1524. Spert Island off the coast of Antarctica is named for him.

Sussex (John Lewes, Thomas Nedygate, w. 400/. : some appointed to Mr. Gunston for the victualling of the ships in the Narrow Seas)

Mr. Nedygate is Thomas Newdegate - a relative of John Newdegate Esq. of Harefield, (or more likely his son John Newdegate Esq.) born 6 Henry VII; dying in 1545 was succeeded by his eldest son.  John Newdegate Esq. of Harefield MP for Middlesex in 1571, 1573, 1574

It is interesting that John Newdegate  brothers, Sylvester and Duncan,  were Knights of St John, and another brother Sebastian who was tortured by Henry VIII for the supremacy thing... He also had a sister/aunt? named Jane who knew Sir Francis Bryan

It is interesting that later  in 1561 - Thomas Newdegate was trustee to a will with William Gardiner, someone connected to the MayFlower

Mr. Stanhop is Sir Michael Stanhope - Sir Michael Stanhope (ca. 1518 – 22 January 1552) was a Nottinghamshire landowner and suspected rebel against the English Crown. He was a descendant of the ancient Stanhope family of Rampton, NottinghamshireHe was knighted in 1545. He was implicated in the events which led to the downfall of his brother in law Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, Lord Protector of England, was arrested in 1551, convicted of treason and beheaded in 1552 alongside Sir Thomas Arundell - (he was 25 in 1543)

Mr. Osborn is  John Osborne, comptroller of the King's ships  - September 1542 - John Osborne, comptroller, of the King's ships and works at Detford and other places within the realm 

Mr. Seymour is Sir Thomas Seymour - born c. 1508 - executed March 20, 1549  by order of Edward VI's privy council (age 36 in 1544)
 4th son of Sir John Seymour and brother of Jane Seymour & Edward Seymour. His connections ensured his promotion, and he quickly won the favour of the King, who gave him many grants of land and employed him in the royal household and on diplomatic missions abroad. From 1540 to 1542 he was at Vienna, and in 1543 in the Netherlands, where he served with distinction in the war against France, holding for a short time the supreme command of the English army. In 1544 he was rewarded with the post of master of the ordnance for life, becoming admiral of the fleet a few months later, in which capacity he was charged with guarding the Channel against French invasion.

Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley - ... Thomas also bribed a man called John Fowler, one of King Edward VI's closest servants, from whom he received information that the King frequently complained about the lack of pocket money he received. Thomas smuggled money to the King and began to voice open disapproval of his brother's administrative skills. As Lord High Admiral, he was able to control the English navy, and he openly asked people for support in case of a coup. As admiral, he also encouraged piracy, after bidding to capture the pirate Thomas Walton (Pirate), Thomas Walton instead made an agreement for a share of all booty seized by him. He was completely and thoroughly indiscreet in his bid for power.

Then there's Mary Seymour who for a time was held at Wexford Ireland:

Mary Seymour - ... Mary was also believed to have been removed to Wexford, Ireland and raised under the care of a Protestant family there, the Harts, who had been engaged in piracy off the Irish coast under the protection of a profit sharing arrangement with Thomas Seymour. A lozenge-shaped ring inscribed "What I have I hold" reputed to have been an early gift to Thomas by his brother Edward passed down through her descendants the Seymour-Harts up to at least 1927.

Edward Seymour was the senior political figure in the reign of Edward VI before he was levered out of power by John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. Edward Seymour, regardless of his loyalty to the king, was executed for conspiracy in 1552.

Joan Fitzgerald, Countess of Ormond - Lady Joan was born in Desmond Castle, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland in about 1509[4] or 1514,[5] the daughter and heiress-general of James Fitzgerald, 10th Earl of Desmond and Amy O'Brien. ... she was persuaded to marry the English courtier and diplomat Sir Francis Bryan in August 1548. He was appointed Lord Chief Justice of Ireland and the couple returned to Ireland in November 1548, where she had a son Sir Francis and a daughter, Elizabeth  

Francis  Bryan was born June 1, 1490 in Munster, County Clare, Ireland and died Feb 2, 1550 in Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland.[ possibly piosonedHe was Chief Gentleman for the Privy Chamber for Henry VIII of England. 

Sir Francis Bryan married Joan Bryan, Duchess of Ormond (born Fitzgerald), they had two sons, Francis "Justice of Ireland" II and Edward Bryan, Lord of Upper Ossary. Francis Bryan I parents were Thomas "Thomas de Bryan" III and Margaret Bryan (born Bourchier). 

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Portrait of John Dudley, Duke of NorthumberlandJohn Dudley, Earl of Warwick and Duke of Northumberland  (c.1502-1553)

The Lord Admiral of England  - John Dudley - His mother,  married as her second husband in 1511 Arthur Plantagenet, the illegitimate son of Edward IV, who in 1523 was created Viscount Lisle in his wife's right; and Lisle's rise in Henry VIII's favour brought young Dudley into prominence. Lord Lisle made Lord Admiral Jan. 11, 1544


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Charles Brandon, duke of Suffolk, was Henry VIII's closest friend. 

Brandon's father was Henry VII's standard-bearer at the Battle of Bosworth Field and died defending the future king. Henry VII repaid his loyalty by educating young Charles with his own children, and from the beginning Charles and the future Henry VIII were devoted friends. But their friendship was sorely tested when Brandon secretly married Henry's favorite sister, the beautiful Princess Mary Tudor { The ship The Mary Grace was named after her. }  . At this page, you can learn more about their romantic story and its aftermath.





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Sir Anthony Browen Knight [Mr] Master of the Kings majesty horses, and of his graces privy Chamber  - He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1540...Sometime after 1540, he married Elizabeth Fitzgerald, daughter of the 9th Earl of Kildare, his wife Alice having died....






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Henry Lorde Marquis of Dorset  is Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel (23 April 1512 – 24 February 1580) was an English nobleman, who over his long life assumed a prominent place at the court of all the later Tudor sovereigns, probably the only person to do so. 
In 1540 he was appointed deputy of Calais. He remained there, improving the fortifications at his own expense, until his father's death in early 1544. He returned to England to assume the earldom, and was made a Knight of the Garter. War with France soon brought him back to the continent, where he spent much of 1544. He then returned to England, where the king appointed him Lord Chamberlain.





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William Gonson  - Wm. Gonson, paymaster of the King's ships,  for " maryne causes," Just a few years earlier his son was executed and a Templar connection....

David Gunston  - Knight of Malta- Ven. David Gonson (Gunston), Knight of St. John
Martyred at St. Thomas Waterings, Southwark, 12th July, 1541. 

1541 - David Gunston  - Knight of Malta- Ven. David Gonson (Gunston), Knight of St. John Martyred at St. Thomas Waterings, Southwark, 12th July, 1541. - David Gunston was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1540 and was condemned to death by an Act of Parliament in 1541 for denying the authority of the King in spiritual matters. He was hanged, drawn and quartered at St. Thomas' Waterings, Southwark on 12 July 1541.

July 7, 1539, Henry VIII had unsuccessfully required the English knights in Malta to disavow the authority of the Pope.

David Gonson was received into the English Auberge at Malta - on 20th October, 1533, and submitted his "proofs of nobility"; for each applicant for admission as a Knight of justice must produce proofs of gentle birth, of legitimacy, of good health, and of good character. David could prove his right to bear the arms of Gonson quartering Tussell, Walter, Beckett, Young and Colfax. He was the fourth son of William Gonson by his marriage with Bennet Walter, sister and heiress of John Walter.

William Gonson was a Gentleman Usher of the King's Chamber and later became responsible for the naval administration of this country. In one contemporary record he is called Vice-Admiral and Paymaster of the Navy.
He did at one time command ships but his principal work was covered by the later title " Treasurer of Marine Causes," and he is so described in the Gonson pedigree.

David's eldest brother Benjamin was "Surveyor of all our Shippes" in 1546 and " Treasurer of Marine Causes " in 1549

Benjamin Gonson - was born Abt. 1506 in Deptford, Kent, England,  (he would have been 37 in 1543)

Benjamin's Daughter Katherine married Sir John Hawkins, the famous sea captain. The name Gonson was pronounced as if Goonson, and was sometimes written Gunston. It is as Sir David Gunston that the knight is found in the list of English Martyrs. He was hanged, drawn and quartered at Southwark (London) on 12 July 1541 under the English Act of Supremacy. Blessed David was one of the older sons of Admiral William Gunson, sometime Treasurer of the Navy and Esquire of the Body to King Henry VIII.

The martyr's father, in fact, was William Gonson, captain of the 'Mary Grace' in 1513 and subsequently Paymaster of the Royal Navy. William Gonson's correspondence is plentifully scattered up and down among the state papers of the reign of Henry VIII. A letter to Cromwell mentions his wife in 1536. She died in 1544. Apart from this and his friendship with Cromwell10, Lord Lisle and other important officials, there is nothing personal that can be gathered from these letters.

The death of his son did not affect William Gonson's position. He obtained a grant of arms11 under Henry VIII. His profession is portrayed by the symbolism of a gun between two anchors. 

A brass was erected in the church of Melton Mowbray, Leics., to the memory of Christopher Gonson and his wife Elizabeth in 1543 by Bartholomew, Rector of the same church, his son. The inscription states that they had another son William, who was Esquire of the Body to King Henry VIII12. He was, of course, the father of the subject of our enquiry. He named one of the King's ships the 'Christopher Gonson' - doubtless after his own father. Elizabeth Gonson of this brass was the daughter and heir of Roger Trussell of Essex.

William Gonson, Treasurer of the Navy, was the father of Benjamin Gonson, also Treasurer of the Navy and the Grandfather of Dame Katherine Gonson who married Sir John Hawkins, who held the office of Treasurer from 1573, when Benjamin Gonson resigned in favor of his son-in-law, until his death in 1595.

Admiral Sir John Hawkins (also spelled as John Hawkyns) (Plymouth 1532 – 12 November 1595) was an English shipbuilder, naval administrator and commander, merchant, navigator, and slave trader. As treasurer (1577) and controller (1589) of the Royal Navy, he rebuilt older ships and helped design the faster ships that withstood the Spanish Armada in 1588. ... The first Englishman recorded to have taken slaves from Africa was John Lok, a London trader who, in 1555, brought to England five slaves from Guinea. A second London trader taking slaves at that time was William Towerson whose fleet sailed into Plymouth following his 1556 voyage to Africa and from Plymouth on his 1557 voyage. Despite the exploits of Lok and Towerson, John Hawkins of Plymouth is widely acknowledged to be the pioneer of the English slave trade, because he was the first to run the Triangular trade, making a profit at every stop. ... John Hawkins formed a syndicate of wealthy merchants to invest in the slave trade.

In 1595 he accompanied his second cousin Sir Francis Drake, on a treasure-hunting voyage to the West Indies, involving two unsuccessful attacks on San Juan. During the voyage they both fell sick. Hawkins died at sea off Puerto Rico. Drake succumbed to disease, most likely dysentery, on January 27, and was buried at sea somewhere off the coast of Porto Belo.

1535 - Sebastian Newdigate  (Nedygate) dies in the Tower for denying the King's supremacy - Arrested on 25 May, 1535, for denying the king's supremacy, he was thrown into the Marshalsea prison, where he was kept for fourteen days bound to a pillar, standing upright, with iron rings round his neck, hands, and feet. There he was visited by the king who offered to load him with riches and honours if he would conform. He was then brought before the Council, and sent to the Tower, where Henry visited him again. His trial took place, 11 June, and after condemnation he was sent back to the Tower. With him suffered Blessed William Exmew and Blessed Humphrey Middlemore.

Sebastian Newdigate He was a younger son of John Newdigate of Harefield Place, Middlesex, king's sergeant, and Amphelys, daughter and heiress of John Nevill of Sutton, Lincolnshire. He was educated at Cambridge, and on going to Court became and intimate friend of Henry VIII and a privy councillor  Sebastian Newdigate (died c. 1535) was a Roman Catholic priest and Carthusian monk, of England

The Carthusian Order, also called the Order of St. Bruno, is a Roman Catholic religious order of enclosed monastics. The order was founded by Saint Bruno of Cologne in 1084 and includes both monks and nuns. The order has its own Rule, called the Statutes, rather than the Rule of St Benedict, and combines eremitical and cenobitic life.

What is the “Chartreuse” ?

Crusades-Templars - The Carthusian order is still considered the strictest order of the Roman Catholic Church - The order famously claims "nunquam reformata quia nunquam deformata" ("It needs no reform that has never been deformed.")

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The Shallop Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail - National Park Service

In the 1600s, the word “shallop” referred to an open wooden workboat such as a barge, dory, or rowboat. Shallops were small enough to row but also had one or two sails.

Captain John Smith’s shallop could carry 15 men.  It was probably about 30 feet long and 8 feet wide. It drew less than 2 feet of water, which was important for navigating the shallow waters of the Chesapeake Bay and many of the tributaries. Like most English boats of the period, the shallop was built of oak planks fastened together with wooden pegs. It had at least one mast and one or two sails made of hemp canvas.

Like a barge, a shallop could carry heavy cargos in shallow water. John Smith described his boat as “open barge neare three tuns burthen”—which meant it could carry up to three tons of cargo. Its exact shape and style remain a mystery.  - — it could be powered by oars or sails, travel in deep or shallow waters, and was light enough to pull ashore. In calms, its mast could be lowered and stowed inside the boat.

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Henry VIII Biography
In 1542 Catherine Howard and the three men were executed. In July 1543 Henry married his sixth wife, Catherine Parr. She was a good stepmother to Henry's two daughters Mary and Elizabeth. Catherine also helped to moderate Henry's religious persecutions. Henry VIII died in 1547.

1543 - Henry VIII marries Catherine Parr alliance between Henry and Charles V (Holy Roman Emperor) against Scotland and France
1544 - Henry VIII and Charles V invade France

Henry's reign marked the birth of English naval power and was a key factor in England's later victory over the Spanish Armada

Henry VIII and Scotland  - In 1543 Henry wrote “A declaration of the cause of war with Scotland” in which he justified why war against James V was just and why England had a right to subdue the Scots. 
In December 1543 the Scottish Parliament abrogated the treaties it had signed with England but reaffirmed those Scotland had signed with France. Henry sent the Earl of Hertford and an army to the Scottish borders. Tthey destroyed whatever they could so that the region could not support a landing by the French if one took place in 1544. The show of force was sufficient for some nobles to swear allegiance to Henry. In September 1545, another attack by the English on the Borders also destroyed crops and farms.

Humber - Estuary in northeast England formed by the Ouse and Trent rivers, which meet east of Goole and flow east for 60 km/38 mi to enter the North Sea below Spurn Head. It is an important commercial waterway, and the main ports are Kingston upon Hull on the north side, and Grimsby on the south side

Trinity House - The Corporation came into being in 1514 by Royal Charter granted by Henry VIII under the name "The Master, Wardens, and Assistants of the Guild, Fraternity, or Brotherhood of the most glorious and undivided Trinity, and of St. Clement in the Parish of Deptford-Strond in the County of Kent." [3]. The first Master was Thomas Spert, captain of Henry’s flagship Mary Rose. The name of the guild derives from the church of Holy Trinity and St Clement, which adjoined the king's new dockyard at Deptford.[4]




Trinity Guild was later located in the Tower Ward and the Customs House had been a Trinity house at a Quay property that had been owned by the Outlawe's:

Map of port of London British History Online - No. 9 Gibsons Quayimage

Gibson's quay seems to be gone now and it was between the Sugar Quay building and the customs House - Imported sugar from the plantations brought in with slave ships used to be unloaded at Sugar Quay, then taxed, before being taken for barter at the Royal Exchange

Gibsons Quay. Formerly called Asselynes Wharf  was West of lane called Watergate, and south of Thames Street, Watergate is to be identified with Water Lane, then the site of this Quay or Key is now covered by the Custom House.

There is a St. Dunstans' Wharf: This is 142 Narrow Street Poplar in Limehouse:

Was Thomas Outlawe Adam Outlawe's Father?  Being at the center of London and head of the Pewter's Guild would have been very influential

Thomas Outlawe (Owtlawe) - Pewterers' Company - London  - Wardeyn - 1504

1492 - Thomas Outlawe - 1 acre with a garden on the southern boundary in Mattishall, the south head of which abutted onto the King's highway  - Mattishall (Norfolk)
1493 - Inquisition taken at the Guildhall - London, 23 March, 8 Henry VII [1493], before William Martyn, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Edward Greene, by the oath of John Machyn, Thomas Outlawe, John Gage, Thomas Couper, William Wodestok, Henry Calvar, Thomas Rayner, Thomas Lybbys, Nicholas Jefray, William Cambre, Richard Spycer, John Broune, John Knyght, Thomas Chamberleyn, and Richard William  - GUILDHALL London - Guildhall, London
1493 -
Death of Ellen Wodeward witnessed by Thomas Outlawe - London - 23 March, 8 Henry VII
1497 -
Death of Richard Chamberleyn witnessed by Thomas Outlawe - London - 4 March, 12 Henry VII - 1497

1504-5 - In the tyme of Laurence Aslyn mr willm pecok and Thomas Outlawe wardeyns - History of the Pewterers' Company - glasid by Thomas Owtlawe pg 74, pg 76 

History of the Worshipful company of pewterers of the city of London. - Google Books

Company History, The Worshipful Company of Pewterers Ideal venue for functions in the heart of the City of London

The Worshipful Company of Pewterers is one of the older Livery Companies in the City of London. It is number 16 in the order of civic precedence among over a hundred companies. The earliest documented reference to it is in the records of the Corporation dated 1348 when the "goodfolk, makers of vessels of pewter" came before the Mayor and Aldermen asking for approval of the Articles which they had drawn up for the regulation of the trade.

CHARTERS Edward IV granted the first Charter of the Company on 20th January 1474 (1473 in the calendar of the day). In addition to licensing the Freemen of the Mistery of Pewterers to found a Fraternity, it allowed the Guild to regulate the standard of workmanship, the training of craftsmen and the wages and prices to be set. This Charter granted the Guild the right of search throughout England to ensure the quality of pewter was maintained.

The first Hall, completed in 1496, was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. (1666)

THE FIRST HALL: The Company's earliest records show that its members attended every year at the Austin Friars Monastery on the Feast of the Blessed Virgin; after doing business in the Offices, a feast was held in the Hall of the Monastery. Very soon after receiving its first Charter the Company looked for suitable premises for its own Hall and in 1484 acquired a site in Lime Street, which it still owns today. A Hall was completed in 1496 and provided a centre for business and recreation, having both a garden and a vinery. It was a source of pride to its owners, being the centre of their trade government and of their social life. The Hall, as much other Company property, was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666.
Full text of Old pewter, brass, copper & Sheffield plate
Outlawe, Thos., 1504
Pecok, William, 1510
Astlyn, Lawrence, 1504
Laurence Aslyn   any relationship to?: - Gibsons Quay. Formerly called Asselynes Wharf after John Asselyne, who owned it in 1366
Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 1 Pardon Roll Part 2: 1509-1514 
Laurence Aslyn, Aslen, or Asle, of London, pewterer, s. and h. of Walter A., of Sabrigford, alias Sapford, Herts, and executor of Ric. Warham, alias Tomasson, tailor, of London, 22 June.  .
Astlyn, John, 1514 
Astlyn, Lawrence,  1504 
Astlyn, Walter, 1534
Outlawe, Thos., 1504
Pecok, Thos., 1511 
Pecok, William, 1510