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DUKE OF [of Holland) and Denmark are always in the same state, passing Cadiz, or some other place on that coast, as a
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• nevertheless the ministers of the Allied Powers labour warning of the storm with which those of the MediterBERLAND.

his with great earnestness an accommodation. It ranean are threatened without they are overawed by the is reported that the King of Sweden has refused fleets of England and Holland which ought to join the mediation to France to treat of peace unless Louis XIV. fleet of Spain. The French] King's journey into the should offer to restore much more than he has done, as country was to enable him the more readily to depart though he should offer to surrender to this crown the for Flanders and to influence the election of the new Duchy of “Deux Ponts." [Ibid. French. 2 pp.] bishop of Liége. Advices from the Hague of the 23rd

1693-4, March 1. Paris.- News letter. The sub March, state that Sweden has proposed some new conjects treated of are, the opening of the campaign in ditions of peace, and offers her mediation to draw up Piedmont, preparations in France. The King received another project conformable to the treaty of Westyesterday dispatches from Rome on the subject of the phalia, so that the allies may be able to propose the election of a new bishop of Liege. Advices from the conditions they desire. We are informed that the Upper and Lower Rhine of the preparations making Emperor refuses to set at liberty General Schoning, if to push the war with rigour. They doubt not but the Elector, his master, persists in using his services to be able to force the House of Austria to hear the during this war. [French. 64 pp.) propositions of peace which the King (of France) has

1693-4, March 18. Paris.-News letter. The subjects made. The baggage of the Maréchal de Tourville

treated of are-The resolution of the French] King to has left as also the principal officers who should ac

carry the strength of the war into the Mediterranean company him in the Mediterranean, where he has where 20 vessels are ordered to join the 28 others at

where 20 vessels are ordered to join the 98 + some grand designs to execute.--Complaints of the long Toulon and the gallies of Marseilles, so that the whole delay of Jean Bart in the north. The report of an fleet under the command of M. de Tourville may be engagement between M. de Relingue and some vessels

employed in some enterprise to draw the enemy to a of the enemy's on the coast of Portugal is not confirmed, fight, and so to enable the ships remaining in the nevertheless he is not yet returned to Brest. The Comte Atlantic ports to act with greater effect. This design de Chateaurenault is arrived at Brest the 4th to take was formed through the remonstrances made to the the command of the vessels there. The King (Louis XIV.] King by the Maréchaux de Noailles and de Tourville, will take his departure [from Paris] on Monday next to who pointed out to him the feebleness of all Spain. It is go to Chantilly. The poor, whereof this town [Paris] is debated whether it would be the more expedient to hold full, suffer. much; they find some dead every morning; the offensive in Catalonia than not to pass into Piedthe sick in the Hotel Dieu at present number 3,420. mont where the enemy is considerably strengthened, There died in November last, 1,480 ; in December, 1,960; and in 24 hours might find himself in the plain of Turin in January, 2,190; and in February, 2,100; the greater at the first movement of the Maréchal de Catinat, who part being so famished that when at length they get into could not in less than eight days, and with incredible the house (the Hotel Dieu] they eat so gluttonously that pains would have to push his troops over the mountains, they die. Advices from the Hague of the 16th, say that

while the enemy could occupy the principal posts of the Comte Jean de Horne, brother of the late Comte Turin, Coni, &c. But on the contrary there was every William, lays claim to the Comté of Horne; nevertheless facility to seize on the whole of Catalonia, an expedient the late Comte's daughter is gone to take possession. which would infallibly lead the counsels of Madrid to Advices from Brussels relate that on the 13th there was

an accommodation, and so cut off the supplies of the an encounter near the village of Asche between a

Duke of Savoy. Plan submitted by M. de Tourville to party of 80, chiefly officers and volunteers from the

the [French] King for occupying the coasts of Spain and garrisons of the Allies), and 150 of the French dragoons. closing the passage of the Straits to the English and French. 63 pp.]

Hollanders. A fleet of at least 60 vessels to be main1693-4, March Paris.-News letter. The subjects tained both winter and summer in the ports of Catalonia, treated of are—The season not permitting of any action, which could then entirely interrupt the commerce of we have not at present any great matters for your en- the Levant, and be ready to surprise the Spanish gallions tertainment. There was no doubt of the arrival of Jean upon their arrival. Upon the departure of the 20 vessels Bart. The convoy consisted of 80 or 100 sail, of which at Brest, they intend to continue the armament of 40 20 or 25 were arrived on the coast of Brittany, and they others which are at Havre, Port Louis, Brest, and left the rest on the 10th within sight of the same coasts. Rochefort, likewise destined for the Mediterranean. Part of the corn which is come will pass to Havre de Naval and military preparations. Prospects of the Grace, and part by the river Loire, after the magazines approaching campaign. [French. 7 pp.] of the marine shall have been replenished. It is known

March by private letters from Dunkirk that this convoy is at 1693-4, ond Amit Paris.—News letter, containing most but 35 to 45 merchant vessels. Order sent to the advices of the 26th and 29th March and 2nd April. The north to lade a second fleet of grain in the vessels of the subjects treated of are-It was no longer believed that princes of that country.

the Cardinal de Bouillon would be admitted to the election 1693-4. March . Paris.-News letter. The sub- of a new prince of Liége, since the chapter, after having jects treated of are—The indisposition of the Pope, conferred with the envoys of the House of Austria, which for some days has prevented his being seen caused him to be informed that he was regarded as the by the ministers of [the foreign] princes, and has enemy of the state. The Marquis de Croissy has at given occasion to a report that his Holiness had length declared, by order of the King, to the ministers fallen into imbecility, of which the Nuncio Cavalerini of the foreign princes who are in this city [Paris] that had taken pains to disabuse the [French] King before his Majesty, having been informed that his enemies his departure. By advices from Piedmont and Dau- had not entertained the propositions for peace which he phiné it would seem that the opening of the cam- had made to them, he did not intend to be longer bound paign would be neither so speedy nor so fruitful as by them, but on the contrary to push the war with the report had run since the departure of the Maréchal vigour. In the ports both of the Atlantic and Mediterde Catinat. The officers who are to serve under Catinat ranean, they continue with eagerness the armament of are still at their houses, and it is believed that the the vessels and galleys of the [French] King, of which strength of the war will fall on another side where the the number at Marseilles was increased to 34. The 20 forage is more advanced than in that country. Against vessels preparing at Brest had instructions to throw Germany, the preparations are continued with eager- supplies of munition and soldiers into Belle Isle so as to ness. Advices from Dunkirk of the 14th confirm the put it in a posture of defence during their absence. arrival of Captain Jean Bart with only 15 or 16 vessels, Reports were current concerning the sudden death of of which only five are laden with corn. Particulars as the envoy from Savoy to Vienna, some pretending that to the quantity of grain imported. There were other he had been poisoned in hatred, on account of the 4,000 vessels laden with corn expected from the north. The Germans who perished through misery in the Montfamous pirate Mouilla. They were labouring diligently ferrat, and besides he was not liked at the Emperor's to refit the vessels which served for the escort and which court. Measures taken to employ the poor of Paris. ought, to the number of 10, to put to sea the end The Maréchaux de Vauban and D'Uxelles attend for of next month to cruize between England and Hol- their departure, the one into Flanders and the other land, with the object of facilitating the passage of the into Germany. The return of the King, which will be other boats which are expected separately from the on Wednesday; his Majesty having gone into the country north. Great activity in all the Atlantic and Mediter- to see his regiment and to order the departure of the ranean ports to fit to sea as many of the vessels of war Carabineers, the greater part of whom will serve on the as possible before next month. From the quantity of Rhine to make head against the veteran German regibombs and other missiles embarked, it would seem that ments. Advices from Mons of the doings of the Maréchal the Maréchal de Tourville intended to bombard in de Boufflers. Particulars of military preparations in

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France.-Advices from Bayonne of the 24th.' It is certain that the greatest efforts this campaign will be against Spain. The 20 vessels at Best await those from Bertaume, and are to be commanded by M. de Tourville after their junction with the Mediterranean fleet, which together will number 48 vessels of war. Their destination being against the coasts of Spain, and at the same time to intercept the course of commerce of the Levant to the English and Hollanders. — Advices from the Hague the 6th of April. Offer made by the Emperor to the King (?) of Saxony to release General Schoning upon condition of his not being employed in the war. The Allies work at Liege each for their several interests. The States declare openly for the great Doyen, but it is thought that the King of England being for the Prince Clement of Bavaria will contribute much to his election The French declare that this election cannot be legal. (French. 8 pp.] March 26.

Paris. —News letter. The subjects 1094, April 5. treated of are–The troops have not as yet commenced any movement, and it is believed that the campaign will not commence before the 20th of next month. Military preparations in France. Advices from Grenoble report that there was much greater eagerness to fortify the principal passes of the mountains than desire to make any great effort against the Duke of Savoy. Proceedings of the Maréchal de Catinat. It did not appear that the King of Sweden intended to take any part in the em. broilments between Denmark and the States of Holland. Purchases of grain in these two kingdoms continue for the supply of the wants, which according to appearances wonld be very great. It is considered certain that the Dauphin will command on the Rhine, the Duke of Orleans along the coasts, and that the greater part of the best troops will act on the side where the King shall be. The King's departure is fixed for the 15th of next month, and it is expected that he will make three months' stay at Lyons to bring back the country to his obedience, from which it is already alienated three or four times by the insurrections which the scarcity of bread and the misery of the times had caused. The French King was much vexed at the review which he held of the 80 companies of Carabineers to find them so badly mounted. It is reported more than ever that Madame de Maintenon is about to retire to St. Cyr, of which she is superioress to pass there the rest of her days. Return of the Comte de Tessé from his inspection of the military posts and magazines of Switzerland. This morning there was performed in all the churches of Paris the overture of Jubile* with the ordinary ceremonies, with the object of bringing about peace. Many fishing boats and some merchants' ships have been wrecked by the storm on the coasts of Brittany and Normandy. Some monks of the Sevenes (Cevennes ?) have been arrested for having facilitated the export of corn from the province. Military preparations in France. The naval armaments of Brest and Provence are in the same state. The squadron of ships and frigates is preparing at Dunkirk to return to the north to convoy the vessels laden with corn. [French. 53 pp.]

1694, April . Paris.-News letter, containing advices of the 12th and 16th of April. The subjects treated of are—The indications of the speedy opening of the campaign on the frontiers of Spain. Fortification of the coasts of Normandy from Cherbourg to Fecamp. The Maréchal de Boufflers is expected to return on the 8th to Namur to give orders for the opening of the campaign, and to resist the designs of the enemy. A great number of troops despatched for the Rhine so as to hold the lines better guarded than the last year. There were preparing at Brest four vessels to serve for a hospital to the fleet. Naval preparations at Brest and other ports of France. The Maréchal de Catinat has reviewed the gendarmerie, which are immediately to march for the Rhine, where it is said the great effort of the war will be. Military preparations in various parts of France. Advance of troops into Navarre, it being no longer doubtful that the intention of the French] King was to unite to his crown such portion of that kingdom as yet remained to the Spaniards, so as to open a passage into their country and oblige them to an accommodation with his Majesty. Some of the regiments which served in the last campaign in Piedmont are to proceed by forced marches into Catalonia, so as to make those two kingdoms the theatre of the war, whilst the Maréchal de Catinat is only to watch the movements of the Duke of Savoy. The Cardinal de Bouillon continues his stay at

Huy, and it is pretended that the Pope has written in DUKE OF

NORTHUMhis favour to the chapter of Liége. Advices of the 16th. At length the projects formed by the [French] court for the approaching campaign begin to manifest themselves. It is no longer doubtful.but that the Maréchal de Catinat is to keep on the defensive in Piedmont until September ; and on the other hand that the M. de Lorges, under the orders of the Dauphin, is to act on the offensive on the Rhine with all possible vigour, as the [French] King is finally resolved to employ every means to second the designs and efforts of the Ottomans so as to give the means to bring about the peace so much desired by our people, as well as by the infidels. Prospects of the campaign and movements of the French troops. Despatches received at Versailles from Cadiz and Madrid have given place to a secret council held in the king's chamber with M. de Pont Chartrain, upon which dispatches were sent to M. de Tourville to cause him to hasten his voyage for the Mediterranean with the 20 vessels appointed for this service three months since. Losses sustained by the English and Hollanders at sea during the storms in February. Progress of the naval preparations in France. The officers of the regiment of guards delivered yesterday. to their soldiers the orders to hold themselves in readiness to march into Flanders the 8th of next month. The departure of the Dauphin for Germany is fixed for the 15th of next month, and that of the Duke of Orleans for Pontorson for the 27th. The Comte d'Etrées, who has been at Toulon since the 10th March, has caused to be finished the armament of 28 vessels which are there; and the galleys at Marseilles are nearly in the same state. Indisposition of the French King. Particulars of the engagement between the French frigate named “Le Bon," carrying 54 pieces of cannon, and the English the “ Berkeley Castle" of 48 pieces, but pierced for 58, and returning from the East Indies richly laden. The English vessel having been much damaged in the fight foundered at sea, 25 leagues from Brest. The vessels of war from Port Louis and Rochefort have departed for the rendezvous. The Maréchal de Tourville departed from Brest the 9th to inspect some vessels in the neighbouring ports. Advices from Brussels of the 16th April and from the Hague of the 20th. [French. 13 pp.] 1694, April 19-A series of 12 news letters from Paris ex

June 29, tending over the three months from April to Jul being a narrative of the principal events on the continent, chiefly France, and like the preceding letters which have been calendared at length, relate the progress of the campaign carried on between Louis XIV. of France and the Allies in Italy, Spain, Germany, and Flanders.

1694.--List of ships composing the French armament, numbering in all 90 vessels. The name of the ship, the number of cannon, equipage, and name of the captain are stated. [French. 4 pp.]

1695, April 27. London.-News letter directed to Mr. David Davies.

1696.- List of Vice-chamberlains, who have also been Privy Councillors, commencing from October 1540. (1 p.)

(1696 ?).- A map or plan drawn to represent the strength and arrangement of the army of the Allies, and the several nationalities of which it was composed. It is written in French, and was probably forwarded in one of the news letters calendared above.

[1696).-Bond of association for supporting and defending the succession of the crown as settled by the Act 1 William and Mary. [Copy. lp.]

ALFRED J. HORWOOD.

The following are mounted in folio and 4to vols., balf bound red morocco :Letters and papers, 1697-1710.

1711-34. Lady Hartford's letters to her mother, 1713-24.

Countess of Northumberland's letters to her mother, 1727-54. Letters and papers : • 1730–36.

1737-39.
1740-42.
1743.
1744.
1745-51.
1752-54.
1755-60.
1761-62.

* Perhaps the opening of the Jubilee; Louis XIV, having reigned 50 years.-A. J. H.

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probably represents the original work of Peeris, which Du

NON has been altered and enlarged by later scribes. It

BEI contains 47 verses, each of seven lines.

The roll is illuminated with shields of the Percies and drawings of the Kings of England.

The Descent of the Families of Vescy and Percy, entitled “ The Little Pedigree Roll of Percy and Vescy, “ ending in 1460." Vellum roll, 15th century, in a red morocco case, lettered, “ Pedigree roll of Percy & “ Vescy.”

Incip.“ Anno Domini mlxvj.. Willelmus Dux Nor. “ manniæ associatis sibi Dominis Willelmo Percy, “ Ivone de Vescy," &c.

It shows the descent of the two branches of Percy and Vescy down to Henry Percy, the third Earl. It is illustrated with emblazonments of shields and apocryphal portraits of some of the persons mentioned.

Pedigree of the Percy Family. Paper roll. 16th century. It ends with the third Earl and his children. It has the shields emblazoned. In red morocco case, lettered, “Genealogy of the Percy family.”

Metrical History of the Percy Family. Paper, folio. 16th century.

Incip. “Cronicles and annual Bookes of Kynges."

Expl. God graunte them to be his servauntes and “ good men and olde.”

This copy resembles the printed text, but has the two following additional verses :“Ysshew general by yo said good Lady God hath

“ hym sent, “ First Margaret, prudent and ful of vertuous bewtie, " Whiche is maried to Sir Henry Clifford, heire appa

“ rent “ To the Lord Clifford, of ryght honorable and anciente “ Comfortable isshew by the sayd Henry hathe she. Hir yonger sister, Lady Mawd, in her tender aige Departed, so promoted to the heavenly heritaig. " In this pamphylet ye ye shal reed “ Behold and consyder the honorable descent " Of this vte Erle, mark it wel in deede. “ His progenitours in youre mynd if yê ye in printe, It shal appere plane and also evident “ Yt of the noble bloode of England descended he is, Arundel, Westmoreland, Lancaster, and Marchys.

1763, Jan. to June. Ear) of Northumberland, Lord

Lieutenant of Ireland. 1763, July to Sept.

Ditto. 1763, Oct. to Dec.

Ditto. 1764, Jan. to March.

Ditto. 1764, April to May.

Ditto. 1764, June to Sept.

Ditto. 1764, Oct. to Dec.

Ditto. 1765, Jan. to March.

Ditto.
1763-65.

Ditto.
1766-69.
1770–3.
1774–76.
1777.
1778, April to June.

, Aug. to Dec. 1779. Letter book, Journal, &c., 1775-79. American war. Earl Percy. Letters and papers :

July 1774 to Dec. 1776. American war.
Jan. 1777 to March 1777. Ditto.
April 1777 to July 1780. Ditto.
1780, 81.
1782-84.
1785, 36.
1787, 88.
1789-95.
1796, 97.
1798, 99.
1800, 1.
1802, 3.
1804, 5.
1806. [See also p. 125, entry book of letters, Adm.

Pellew, 1805-6.] 1807, 8. Letters written from Stockholm by Mr. Fiott (and one by General Hanson) to Earl Percy, 14th May 1808 to 2nd May 1809. Letters and papers :

1809-11.
1812.
1813–23.
1825-47.
1828 to Feb. 1829. Duke of Northumberland, Lord

Lieutenant of Ireland.
1829, March to May.

Ditto.
1829, June to Oct.
1829, Nov. to Feb. 1830.

Ditto.
1830, March to June.

Ditto. 1830, July to Sept.

Ditto. 1830, Oct. to March 1831. Ditto. Percy family.-4to, half red morocco. Letters and papers. Correspondence of Lady Hartford with Lady Pomfret, Lord Beauchamp, and others, 15th April 1742 to 27th Sept. 1744. Letters and journal of Lord Beauchamp and his tutor, Mr. Sturrock, 6th June to 1st Oct. 1744. [See also page 129.] History of the Percy Family and other Tracts. Paper,

small 4to. 15th century. Incip. “ Anno gratiæ mlxvjo. Willelmus Dux Nor. “ manniæ associatis sibi Gisbrighto Tyson.”

The history is brought down by brief notices to Katherina de Aton. Then it takes up (f. 6) William Percy, who came over with the Conqueror, and the history is continued to Henry the third Earl.

Ff. 10-12. Rhymes on the kings of England from William I. to Henry VI. Incip. “ This myghtye “ William Duke of Normandy as books hould maketh “ mention."

F. 126. A notice of John of Gaunt.

F. 136. A signed Bill for the pardon of a Dr. Standyth. (No date.)

F. 156. A narrative of the translation of the remains of one Robert de Montnytt, “ miles bellicus de Nor. “ mannia," who killed the wolves in the Forest of Angredon in Northumberland, and who appears to have founded a religious house at Angreham, or Ingram. He was the ancestor of the Umfravilles. A.D. 1246.

The Metrical History of the Percy Family, by Wm. Peeris. Vellum roll, 15th century, in a red morocco case, lettered “ Metrical History of the Percy Family.”

Incip. Cronicles and annual bookes of kynges.”

Expł. W bryght bemez of grace illumyn ye “ crescent.”

It contains the history of the Percies down to the fifth Earl, and differs very greatly from the text printed by Richardson, at Newcastle, 1845, from the Dodwell MS. in the Bodleian Library. This · MS.

66 Telos.”

Ditto.

Metrical History of the Percy Family. Paper, folio. 18th century.

Incip. “Cronycles and annuall Bookes of Kynges.”

Expl. “God graunt thaym to be his servauntes, good " men and olde."

This appears to be a copy of the same text as that in the printed volume.

4to. 18th century. Perciorum progenies e manuscripto libro inter codices Rawlinsonianos in Bibl. Bodle. servato, excerpta. Dedicated to Hugh, Duke of Northumberland, by “Joannes Yeomans, Whichford juxta “ Shipstone, Warw. comit. Feb. 15, 1796.” Ends at the year 1670.

Percy Genealogy, comprising,

1. The descent of ye illustrious Lady, the Lady Elizabeth Smithson, by Vincent Eyre.

2. A drawing of the shields on the north and south sides of the chapell (place not mentioned).

Miscellaneous Treatises, &c. Paper, folio. Ff. 1-54. A disjointed History of the Family of Percy, with notes out of Records, and references to cases in which the Earls of Northumberland have been concerned, in a handwriting of about the time of Charles I. · Ff. 55-57. A List of the things necessary “to seate “ onesself in an habitation or dwelling that may yeald “ to ease and contentment."

Ff. 58–81. A Formulary of writs, bonds, covenants. courts baron, &c.

Ff. 88–99. A Treatise, in Latin, of the time of Queen Elizabeth. De officio Admirallitatis Angliæ," with the articles to be enquired of at the Courts:

Ff. 100-103. Notes taken oute of the Statute Lawe concerning the Admyraltye.

Ff. 104-108. Modus tenendi Parliamentum. (English, temp. Elizabeth.)

Ff. 110–115: A Treatise of the office of Earl Marshall, &c. (English, temp. Elizabeth.)

Ff. 117–124. A Treatise on things to be observed by those who have command of trained men.

Ff. 127-137. A Treatise on Universall Arithmetick.

F. 138. To make the picture of anything appear in a cupboard or picture frame, &c., in the midst of the light in the day time or in a roome enlightened by

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candles, devised by the ingenious Mr. Hooke. (17th Thomas Watson, of Rennington, in trust for John Hope, DUKE OF century.) infant son of John Hope, late of Rennington. Lease

BERLAND Ff. 141-183. Le Modele du Cavallier, qui est le of a cottage in Rennington. (Signature and seal of the veritable abregé de l'art de menager un cheval, devizé Duke.) en deux parties. (17th century.)

12.-19th Sept. 1749. Algernon, Duke of Somerset, Sir Ff. 187-194. Fragment of a Commonplace book with Hugh Smithson, Bart., and Lady Elizabeth, his wife, verses, &c. (18th century.)

to John Weddell, of Rennington, yeoman. Lease of a Half-bound, red morroco, lettered “Extracts relating messuage in Rennington. (Signatures and seals of the to Earls of Northumberland, &c."

Duke, Sir Hugh, and Lady Elizabeth.)

13.-1st Jan. 1754. Thomas Watson, of Rennington, Pedigree of Lovaine of Brabant. Paper, folio. 18th yeoman, and Ann his wife, sister and heir of John century.

Weddell, late of Rennington, to William Watson, son
A copy of the Lovaine Pedigree taken from Vincent's of the said Thomas. Assignment of the said lease.
MS. No. 20, p. 30, in the Heralds' College.

14.-28th May 1757. Joshua Whitehead, of Boulmer,

gent., to John Archbould, of Acton, gent., and Jane Folio. Percy family genealogies, baronies, &c.

his wife (one of the daughters of the said Joshua WhiteA collection of papers, letters, pedigrees, &c. 17th and

head). Lease of premises in Long Houghton and Boul18th centuries. Commences, “Il y a si grande affinité

mer, 50 acres of common formerly taken out of Long“ entre les maisons de Normandie et celles de l'Angle. “ terre.”

houghton common. The sea kelp or sea ware growing Folio. 19th century. “Percy Family, 1256-1557.”—

uppon rocks or scarrs belonging to tenants in Boulmer

and Seaton, &c. Extracts and papers by Mr. Dickson, Mr. Williams,

15.--22nd Oct. 1759. Hugh, Earl of Northumberland, and others, relating to the Percy family, Alnwick, &c.

and Elizabeth, Countess, to Tbomas Watson, of RenningFolio. 19th century. Extracts (translated into Eng

ton. Lease of premises in Rennington. (Seals and lish] from the Public Records (inquisitions, letters

signatures of the Earl and Countess.) patent, &c.] relating to the family of Percy. 11 docu

16.—6th April 1770. Hugh, Duke of Northumberland, ments. A.D. 1249-1455.

and Eliz. bis Duchess, to William Watson, of RenningFolio. 19th century. List of papers relating to the

ton. Lease of premises in Rennington. (Seals and family of Percy in the British Museum.

signatures of the Duke and Duchess.) Folio. 19th century. Copies of papers, letters, &c.

17.-15th March 1784. Hugh, Duke of Northumberrelating to the Percy family, A.D. 1189–1762, from the

land, to William Watson, of Rennington. Lease of preCottonian and Harleian MSS, in the British Museum,

mises in Rennington. (Signature and seal of the Duke.) &c.

18.-16th Jan. 1797. Hugh, Duke of Northumber-, History of the family of Percy. 7 vols. 4to. Extracts

land, to William Humble, gentleman. Commission as and cuttings from newspapers, printed books, &c., &c.,

Lieutenant of the Provisional Cavalry in the county of collected and arranged, and illustrated with engravings

Northumberland. Signed “Northumberland.” by Mr. John Bell. Vol. 1. Early and general history. Vol. 2. Earls. Vol. 3. Earls. Vol. 4. Dukes. Vol. 5.

Drafts of the accounts of the Household and some of Branches and connections. Vol. 6. Estates. Vol. 7.

the Manors belonging to Henry, Earl of NorthumberEstates.

land, 3 Rich. III. to i Hen. VII. Paper, 4to. 15th Folio. “Percy family, Northumberland House ; Aln

century :" wick; Syon.”—A collection of papers (18th and 19th

F.1. 2 Ric. III. to 1 Hen. VII. Bailiffs' accounts of centuries) relating to Northumberland House, Alnwick,

the Manor of Deyinge. and Syon. Guarded and bound together in half red

F. 4. London. View of accounts of Rich. Elryngton morocco. Begins, “Northumberland House originally and Will. Joyno?. Keepers of the Household of Henry “ built in ye reign of James 1st by Henry Howard, Percy, Earl of Northumberland, “infra Aldersgate," “ Earl of Northampton.”

3 Ric. III. to 1 Hen. VII. ; with an inventory of goods. Folio. Percy family, Norman branch. A collection

F. 8. Account of monies received by Will. Gall for
of deeds, extracts, commissions, certificates, &c. A.D. Henry, Earl of Northumberland, 1 Hen. VII.
1200–1846.

F. 10. Iseleham. Bailiffs' accounts of the Manor,
Deeds in a portfolio. Lettered Original Percy Deeds. 3 Ric. III. to 1 Hen. VII.

1.-22nd June, 1580. William Butler, Esq., and John F. 11. Foston. View of accounts of the collectors
Mill against Percival Lancaster and another. Exem- there. Same date.
plification of a recovery of the Manor of Stanton, &c. These are all draft accounts, which appear to have

2.-4th Aug.1649. Algernon, Earl of Northumberland, been subsequently engrossed. to William Archbould, of West Dritchbourne, yeoman. Folio. 19th century. Earl of Northumberland's Lease of a piece of ground called "Cawledg farr Parke," book of receipts and payments, temp. Hen. VIII. A in Alnwick. (Earl's signature.)

transcript line for line from the original in the Public 3.-7th Aug. 1693. Charles, Duke of Somerset, and Record Office. pp. 286. Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset, to John Archbould of Folio. Northumberland household book, temp. Alnwick. Lease of “ Cowledge West Park.” [Signa- Hen. VIII. A copy made about 1700. pp. 346. tures and seals of the Duke and Duchess. A corner of Folio. Entry book of letters written to or by the the lease is torn off.]

Earl of Hertford, Lord Lieutenant of the counties of 4.-30th July, 1712. John Archbould, of Cowledg Somerset and Wilts, 7th Feb. 1603 to 4th May 1606. West Park, gentleman, to William Gallon, of Alnwick, Folio. Entry book of letters, Henry, Earl of Northgentleman. Assignment of the foregoing lease. (Can- umberland, and others, 7th Nov. 1605 to 20th March 1614.

4to. Instructions by Henry Percy, ninth Earl of 5.-30th July 1712. Counterpart of the same. (Can Northumberland, to his son, Algernon Percy, touching celled.)

the management of his estate, officers, &c., written 6.-9th May, 1713. Edward Archbould, of Cowledge during his confinement in the Tower, Nov. 1609 (1609– Park, to William Gallon, of Alnwick, gent. Assignment 10]. Copied by Edmund Malone, 13th Oct. to 17th of the same lease.

Nov. 1806. 7.-13th Oct. 1714.. Edward Grey, of Alnwick, mer. Folio. Inventories of plate belonging to the Earl chant, to John Archbould, of Alnwick, gent. Lease of of Northumberland, 1617–22. “Plate bought in the two closes called Low Casley's piece, the Blind Wells, " yeares 1621, 22, after his Lp. came out of the Tower.” and the Furlongs, in Alnwick.

4to. 1631. Notes on Roman Emperors, &c. pp. 1-44. 8.-20th Dec. 1721. Agreement between Edw. Arch- In the handwriting of Algernon, subsequently Earl of bold and other tenants for the partition of some un Northumberland divided fields in Rennington, which they hold by lease Folio. The abstracte of the Earle of Northumberland, from the Duke of Somerset.

his commission, 14th Feb. 1639. pp. 3. 9.-1st Oct. 1727. Charles, Duke of Somerset, to John 12mo. My deare Father, Frances, Lord Seymour's Weddell, of Rennington, yeoman, Lease of a messuage (died 1669) privat medietations of his own composing. in Rennington. (Signature of the Duke.) (Torn.) The given mee, his daughter Frances Seymour (married Sir deed has this note,“ Sold by Phil. Barrett in Fleet. William Ducie), with his own hands, and I desir may " Street.'

be given to ye Duke of Somerset when I am dead. On 10.-1st Oct. 1727. Charles, Duke of Somerset, to the cover, 27 Januar 1657. Edw. Archbold, of Cowledge Park, gentleman. Lease of 4to. An inventory of the late Right Honble, Joclin, collieries in Shilbottle Moor, Bilton, and the two Cow. Earl of Northumberland's personal estate, as it was at ledge Parks, late in the occupation of his father John the time of his decease, the } i of May 1670, at Petworth, Archhould. (Signature and seal of the Duke.)

Syon, Apscourt, Northumberland House. Totall of this 11.-8th Oct. 1739. Charles, Duke of Somerset, to inventory is fortie and one thousand nine hundred

celled.)

Drs NOR BER

DUKE OF

eighty and seaven pounds fourteen shillings and one NORTHUMBERLAND, penny: a note of the pictures att Northumberland

House taken and appraised by Mr. Symon Stone the 30th of June 1671 ; at Petworth, 30th July 1671 ; at Syon, 10th July 1671.

4to. Letters in French, some signed F. H. (Frances Hartford ?). pp. 18. Commences, “ Je n'aurois pas “ differe si long tems de repondre." On outside, “ Letters."

4 to. Letters and verses by Philomela (Mrs. Rowe), in the handwriting of Lady Hartford. Begins letter 2: Madam,-Your desir's come to me with all the “ authority of a command.” Ends with an advertisement: “ London, Jan. 5, 1729.-Whereas a coachman, “ who for his unparallel'd and consummate impudence, has for many years past gone by the name of “ Brazenface.”

Letters [in the handwriting of Lady Hartford] and verses by Mrs. Rowe (Philomela) before and after her marriage, 1697 (6th July) to 1734. Begins, “ A.D. “ 1697, letter the 1st: To the Honble. Mrs. Thynne." “ Madam,-I could not hold my pen to write to any “ person.” pp. 361, and index, and 1 leaf of verses.

4to. Letters (and verses) between Lady Pomfret and Lady Hartford, is Sept. 1738 to 4th Sept. 1740. pp. 327. *4to. Letters (and verses) between Lady Hartford and Lady Pomfret, 16th Sept. 1740 to 4th Jan. 1750. pp. 453. **4to. “Letters from and to Lord Beauchamp (and “ Mr. Sturrock) during his travels.” Begun 10th Oct. 1742 (9th Oct. 1742 to 7th Oct. 1743). pp. 293. [See also p. 125.]

4to. Reflections occasioned by a discourse of the characters in a little novel called the Princess of Cleve. pp. 1-12. Compositions by Lady Hartford. pp. 17-26. A journal, by Lady Hartford, Jan. to March 1745. pp. 29-74. Letters from Walter Bowman to Mr. Sturrock 12th June to 7th Aug. 1749. pp. 91–153. Verses. pp. 155-159. On fly, “ Percy Lodge, April 1744, an account “ of card money."

4to. Compositions in prose and verse in the hand. writing of Lady Hartford). At page 59, A letter written to my daughter a little before I lay in of Lord Beauchamp, and left sealed up to be given her in case I had dyed, Aug. 1725. pp. 113.

4to.A miscellany of verse and prose (many in the handwriting of Lady Hartford), begun March the 5, 1728. Begins “Pythagoras, First to the Gods thy humble homage pay;" ends with "an address to Venus, in “ imitation of the 30th ode of the 1st book of Horace," followed by an index.

4to. Verses, some of them in the handwriting of Lady Hartford. Begins "Speech of Myrtillo in Pastor “ Fido, Act the 1st, scene the second." pp. 45.

Folio. Poems. A large collection of short poems, written at different periods of the 18th century, in many and various hands, some of them written by Lady Hartford and the Duchess of Northumberland, guarded and bound together in half red morocco. Commences with

“ While in a nosegay I compose
“ The modest pink and blushing rose,
« With fragrant sprigg of lively green,
“ Sweet marjoran and balm between,
“ Methinks I hardly can forbear

“ To wett them with a tender tear.”
4to. History of the marriage of the Prince of Orange
to the Princess Royal, 1734, by the Countess of Hartford,
pp. 70; with a few notes by her daughter, the Duchess
of Northumberland.

8vo. Journal of a tour (by Lord and Lady Pomfret and their daughter Charlotte, written by Lady Pomfret?) from Florence thro' Rome and Venice to Brussels, Monday, March ye 13th to Tuesday, 18th July 1741, pp. 144, in the handwriting of Lady Hartford. Autograph, E. Northa.

Folio. Report to the Duke of Northumberland on the discovery of some remains of antiquity near Bre, minium (Rochester), in Redsdale. (15th July 1850.) pp. 17.

Northumberland Collections. Copies of documents
amongst the Public Records, relating to the County of
Northumberland, collected for the Duke of Northumber-
land, by Stuart A. Moore :-
Vol. I. Excerpts from the

Pedes Finium, Rich. I. and Hen. III.
Inquisitiones post mortem, Hen. III.
Patent Rolls, Hen. III.
Close Rolls, Hen. III.

V. Charter Rolls, Hen. III.
VI. Pedes Finium, Edw. I.
VII.

Inquisitiones post mortem, Edw. I.
VIII. Patent Rolls, Edw. I.
IX. Close Rolls, Edw. I.

X. Charter Rolls and Fine Rolls, Edw. I.
XI. Inquisitiones post mortem, Edw. II.
XII.

Pedes Finium, Edw. II. XIII. Patent Rolls, Edw. II. XIV. Close Rolls, Edw. II. Magnus Rotulus Pipa de anno 7° Edwardi I. Transcripts of the portion relating to the county of Northumberland.

Calendarium Rotulorum Chartarum et Inquisitionum ad quod dampnum et Inquisitionum post mortem. 8vo. 2 vols. Merely extracts from the printed calendar relating to Northumberland, &c., for the reign of Henry III., Edward I., and Edward II. From the collection of Thomas Bell.

The visitation of the County of Northumberland, taken by Richard St. George, Esq., otherwise called Norroy King of Armes of the east, west, and north parts of England, from the river of Trent northward, and in his company Henry St. George, Blewmantle, Pursuivant of Armes, in the year of our Lord 1615. Paper. Folio. 17th century. A copy of this visitation, made by one “ Henry Lily." There is an index at the end of the volume ; also, a few pages of references to grants and charters to the City of London, taken from the Public Records ; also an 18th century copy of the View or Survey of the Baronies of Bywell and Bulbeck, taken 30th May, 13th Elizabeth.

12mo. Cartæ, &c., ex monast. Anglicano. Charters, &c., relating to Northumberland, pp. 25.

4to. Paper. 3 vols. (lettered vols, 2-4. Extracts, notes of legal proceedings, &c. &c. relating to Newcastle. Vol. 2, pp. 179–268, begins with the report of Sir Robert Raymond, relating to Walker's estate. 1723. Vol. 3, pp. 269-357, begins with proceedings before the committee of trade and corporations, on a complaint against the maior and burgesses of Newcastle, by Ralph Gardner. 1653. Vol. 4, pp. 358-380, begins with the recorders of Newcastle. By a note on page 380, these volumes appear to have been copied by H. H.

8vo and 12mo. 6 vols. Numbered on outside 2–7, but paged continuously; No. 2 beginning with page 1, No. 7 ending with page 410. [No. 2 headed "Loose “ notes and observations”]. Notes and extracts, relating for the most part to the northern counties, the Percy family, &c.; begins, “ Among the Normans who “ attended William the Conqueror were." At page 184, A journal of a tour into the counties of Durham, York, Lancaster, Westmoreland, and Cumberland. " 1765, May 24. From Newcastle to Bishop Auckland."

4to. Muster rolls of Northumberland. 1538. “The avewe of musters taykyn by Sir Cuthbert Raddcliffe, “ Knyght, Constable of the Kinge's Castell of Alene" wycke, &c." “The avewe of musters taken by Si “William Eura, Knight, Capetaine of the King's towne "and castell of Barwick upon Tweed, &c.” pp. 64 and 20. Copy 19th century. From Thomas Bell's collection.

4to. Chorograhia. A survey of Newcastle upon Tine, as also a relation of the county of Northumberland, &c., by W. G. (Will. Grey). 40 pages; last leaf wanting [Printed at Newcastle in 1649; reprinted, 1813.]

Folio. Paper References (by Capt. Schenk) to the authorities at Newcastle and other ports with respect to their defence, with their answers, and a general report to the Admiralty by Captain John Schenk. March to Sept. 1795. With a drawing of a bridge across the Tyne at White Hill Point to carry guns of any weight.

Collections for the history of the counties of North umberland, Durham, and Yorkshire, by John and Thomas Bell (including private Acts of Parliament, &c.), in portfolios, and in folio (a few 4to and 8vo) volumes, all folio except where otherwise noted. (Purchased of the executors in 1863 ?)

Gateshead fell division. 6 vols., 4to.
Weardale division accounts. 4to.
Chester common division. 2 vols., 4to.
Local acts, North Shields road, &c. &c. 8vo.
Act for the river Tees. 8vo.
Northern lighthouses Acts, &c. . 8vo.
Ponteland road Acts, &c. 8vo.
Acts in a portfolio. 8vo.
Memoranda relative to Bamburgh Castle. 8vo.
Gateshead fell division. 6 vols.

town fields division.

II.

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