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MARQUIS OF and Garnerius di Neapoli, Prior. of St. John of Jeru. Roll of vellum, about 12 feet long by 3 feet wide, con
- EARL OF WEST. salem, makes a grant to Gilbert, the Chaplain.
taining the pedigree of the Courtenays from the earliest Devos. MINSTER.
In the reign of Richard I., Randle Blundeville, Earl times, and full of coats of arms most beautifully painted.
32 Elizabeth.-Inspeximus under the Great Seal of a
note to charter of 14 Edw. III.(and 1st year of his reign in France) the Abbey of Pulton and the Abbey of Dieulacresse. granting to John Cheverestone, in consideration of losses to Some of the Charters show names of ecclesiastics, and
his lands when he was beyond sea with the king, wreck in one, in 1242, shows an Abbot of Combermere not men- Thorleston, Hewishe, Soure (now Sewer), and Saltcombe tioned in Ormerod's History of Cheshire; and one, in (now Salcombe).-Great Seal, and signatures of Humphry 1513, shows Charters to Dieulacresse Abbey not there
Walrond and Matthew Carew.
7 Edward 6.-A similar inspeximus.
There are a few early deeds having heraldic seals. Among
1373. Thomas de Meuwyd : a fess between 3 birds (most
3 Hen. V. Richard Meuwyd : a cheyron between 3
45 Edward III. John son and heir of Richard Mewy.
49 Edward III. Grant by John Meuwy to his brother
(the grantor's) wife. Seal, above a bugle 2 sea-mews, and
ALFRED J. Horwood.
THE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF
SHAFTESBURY, AT ST. GILES, Co. DORSET.
Lord Shaftesbury has generously deposited in the Public EARL OF
BIRI the greater number relate and illustrate the lives of the of wheat in 1372, but he says that in 1369 it was 24s. the quarter, and in 1379 only 4s. the quarter. A 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Earls of Shaftesbury. very odd entry. under the head of Farm of Cows, is One of the finest of Sir Peter Lely's paintings is the of 58. received for ten hens let for a year! (The writer portrait of Anthony Ashley Cooper (the 1st Earl), which of the roll must. I think, have made a mistake of some hangs in the Library at St. Giles. Finer than even that, is kind: from another entry it appears that hens were sold & terra-cotta bust of the
a terra-cotta bust of the Earl, (perhaps by Bernini); for for 2d. a piece.)
it shows a concentrated power which could, if it would, A very important document appears under the date have curbed the restlessness which at last overthrew of 21 December 1515. It is a patent under the Great
him. His career and his character have, at last, justice Seal appointing Cardinal Wolsey to be Lord Chancellor done to them in the Life by Mr. Christie, lately published. during his life. (In Mr. Brewer's Calendar of State In the 40 years of his public life his correspondence must Papers, temp. Hen. VIII., under the date of 24 Dec. have been large and important; but he was not of a nature 1515, is a memorandum from Rymer's Fædera, XIII.,
to fold and endorse letters and tie them up in neat bundles ; 529. and the Close Roll, 7 flen. VIII., m. 1. d., that, on he would treat them (like words), not as money, but as Saturday, the 22nd of December, William Morton),
counters, and by his carelessness in this respect, we have Archbishop of Canterbury, then being Chancellor of
doubtless lost much that would have thrown light on some
The papers of the 3rd Earl (the celebrated author of the
Characteristicks) are more complete.
There are a good many of John Locke's papers; among
them is a copy in Locke's handwriting of the first set of
Constitutions for Carolina, with many alterations by him; documents contained in the collection.
and other papers by him relating to that state.
A Catalogue of all Lord Shaftesbury's collection has
been made in the Public Record Office and will be printed.
Therefore it is only requisite for me to draw attention to
some of the most interesting or peculiar portions.
When Philippa Sheldon (a kinswoman of George Villiers,
Duke of Buckingham), was married to Sir Anthony Ashley
(the first Earl's maternal Grandfather), the Duke gave the
supper in his own chamber. King James and Prince Charles
were present; and a Certificate states that the King (as indeed Henry I.; 2 by William de Albini, here called Earl of
was his wont on such occasions), was very pleasant. This Sussex, whereas his usual title was Earl of Arundel;
was in 1621, when the bridegroom was about 80 years
Ten years previously (1611) he had a Star Chamber busi-
ness with James Creighton, who made charges against him
which endangered his life. ALFRED J. HORWOOD.
A state of the Case is in Sec.
Calendar of the Duke of Northumberland's MSS. under
the date 
The 1st Earl was left an orphan at an early age, and
fell under the tyranny of the Court of Wards ; some
papers here illustrate his troubles in that Court.
Comitis Devonie, incip. 3° die Jan. anno Hen. VIII. :... his own hand.
Cooper, in 1659.
* The Coventry Papers (at present unarranged), belonging to the of Powderham.
Marquis of Bath, will, I believe, furnish important materials for this period.
BARL OF SHAFTES. BURY.
Orders in Council, 1660.
The above notes mention only some gaiient points of
I may be allowed to add that Lord Shaftesbury's warm
ALFRED J. Horwood.
THE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE Right HONOURABLE EARL
DELAWARR, AT BUCKHURST, Co. Sussex.
The manuscript of earliest date is a steward's account
- book, temp. Hen. VIII.
There is a copy of Whitelocke's embassy to Sweden,
varying (apparently) from the printed editions. Also a
copy of Whitelocke's Annals of his own Life; a work on the 28th Sept. 1673, Dr. Henry Stubbes wrote to the
which has not, I think, been printed, although it has Earl of Kent that neither Madame Kerwell's (Quérouailles),
been utilized in the lately published life of Whitelocke. nor the Duchess of Cleveland's, nor Nell Gwynne's warrants
The great feature of the collection is the diplomatic
correspondence of Whitworth, ranging from 1701 to
1725. He was at Ratisbon from 1701 to Nov. 1703; at
Vienna from January to November 1704; at St. Peters-
burgh 1704-10; at the Diets of Augsburg and Ratisbon
in 1714 ; at Berlin in 1716; at the Hague in 1717; at
Berlin 1719-22; at Cambray 1722.
In rapidly going through the 40 volumes of Whit-
worth papers I could only take the names of his corre-
spondents and the periods covered by the respective A project for making the Duke of York Emperor, signed
volumes. The contents must deserve to be calendared, by William de Scholdes, 20 July 1672.
because the period was of extreme interest not only for Mr. Stringer's manuscript, Discovery of the King being
England but for Russia.
Section 3 (4 pp.) of the Calendar contains a list of the 29 Hen. VIII. to 32 Hen. VIII. Folio; paper; 16th
Delawarr, whose autograph signature is on one of the
several blank leaves. Several leaves have been cut
“ notes of harnes delivered out of my lord's armorye to
the items of arms and armour delivered are “ one pair
“ of ryvetts, splent gorgett, apron and salett; a salett
Payments at home.
“ Law expenses.” Amongst these is “To Mr. Mon-
“ of Oct., 29 Hen. 8.” The total is 101. 08. 10d.
Payments at London, Easter Term, by Fawkner, 30
To Mr. More, for the King, for the assurance of Half-
the Great Seal, 308.
Payments at London at the Parliament, 31 Hen. 8.
“yeres rentall of the chantre of Halfnakyd, anno 30 H. 8.”
to Sweden, with notes theruppon, and touching the The 1st Earl was a large proprietor there, and the 9th government, publique councells, and persons in those Section comprises letters and papers about the Colony; and and in other countries (written by himself), with some many letters and abstracts of letters in Locke's handwriting. resemblance to the commonweath of Israel.-The first
The 1st Earl was fond of planting and gardening, as volume. Proverbs 13. 17, A wicked messenger falleth
ple, Esquire, son of Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke, the am-
Book I. (30 chapters). Passages in Sept. 1653, with
EARL Book 2 (36 chapters). Passages in October 1653, with
EARL DELAWARR. some observations
1704 (end) and 1705.-Original letters from HarleyChap. 1. The example of God concerning council.
worth ambassador to Russia.)
Letters from Mosco.
Copies of various papers.
A letter from Marlborough, asks Whitworth for news
Copies of documents, Russian, French, and German,
about the English merchants in Russia.
Copies of documents in French and German.
(1707), 10 Sept. Letter to Harley in reply to ques-
tions about the library at Mosco. The librarian tells
Testament written in 6058, which according to the
1708.—Letters to Harley and H. Boyle, Major-General
Copy of Queen Anne's letter to the Czar on the death
“ self the royal soul of our dearest." .
Letter by the D. of Queensberry.
Papers and letters about an insult to the Czar's
1711.-Letters from Mosco to H. St. John, the Duke
Many papers about the case of Perry, Bell, and
Letters and copies of letters to Whitworth.
1711.--Drafts of letters to Duke of Queensberry and
H. St. John and Rowe.
Letters by Queensberry, St. John (some in cypher),
and Marlborough. VOL. I.
Interesting papers on the state of Turkey, &c., &c.,
1714-15.--Appointment of Whitworth to be minister
at the Diet of Augsburg.-Draft of letters by him to
Bromley and Lord Townshend (interesting).
Original letters to Whitworth in reply.
Copies of German and French documents.
Letters to Sir Luke Schaub and Joseph Baron d'
Imhoff, in French.
Original letters by Schaub and Imhoff, and Lord
Printed tracts in German and French.
22 July 1715.-Lord Townshend to Whitworth, about
the King's speech on the threatened invasion by the
* 2 vols. 8vo. Lond., 1855.
. Some of the letters to Townshend aro called Relations.
1, 6 April" 1717.
Copies of letters from the camp of Naples de Romanie
VOL. XX. DELAWARR. in July 1715.
Journal du Siege du Chateau de Corinthe, 1715 12 1718 to 2 Ame: 1718. Letters from the Hague.
Bothmar, Lord Stair, Secretary Craggs, and Lord
Letters to Whitworth by Stanhope, Bothmar, and
Craggs. Some are about the Barrier Treaty.
Copies of State papers, and a few printed papers.
23 Aug. 1718 to 27 Jan: 1719.
Polwarth and Sir J. Norris, and to Lord Stair.
to Whitworth and Lord Cadogan by Craggs and Lord
Instructions to Sir J. Norris, Admiral and Com-
mander-in-Chief of Her Majesty's fleet in the Baltic
Sea. Dated at Hampton Court, 19 Aug. 1718.
Papers about the Quadruple Alliance.
oth leb. 1718 to
Hague. volume, except a holograph letter, dated 26 March 1717,
Letters by Whitworth to Lord Stanhope, Bothmar, from Caroline, Princess of Wales, to Whitworth, in
in le Marquis de Prié, and M. Vayn, his secretary, and
le Marasi French, thanking him for the two portraits of the Royal Mr. Tilson. children of Prussia.
Letters to Whitworth by Stanhope, Bothmar, and
Copies of letters by Cadogan to foreign ministers. 1717.—Whitworth at the Hague, as Envoy Extra Extracts from letters by the Marquis de Prié, at ordinary.
Brussels. On the 11th March 1719 Stanhope tells him of the 6 April 1719, Hague.-Whitworth to Mr. Farley, appointment. Copy of letter of credence.
merchant, at Rotterdam ; thanking him for his credit The volume begins with a letter from Whitworth to made use of in embarking 5 Dutch battalions.
: 26 March 114 Stanhope from Berlin, 26 Amr
VOL. XXIII. In a private letter to Stanhope, Whitworth says he Letters and papers relating to the Regency of Hanover thinks he ought to have been called Plenipotentiary. and Electorate of Brunswick.
Letters from Whitworth at Amsterdam. Joint letter Many papers in German. from Leathes and Whitworth to Stanhope.
Letters and copies of letters by Whitworth to SunderAnother from the Hague, 23 April 1717, gives a long land, Cadogan, and Bothmar. account of Jacobite conspiracies (from the relation of Letters to Whitworth by Sunderland, Bothmar, and another person) at Amsterdam, and of a conversation Cadogan. (Cadogan sometimes writes in French.) overheard.
Nov. 29, 1717.-Sunderland to Whitworth, giving an Joint letter (from the Hague) to the Earl of Sunder. account of the quarrel between the King and the Prince land.
of Wales at the christening of the infant Prince. The
King and the Duke of Newcastle and the Duchess of
because a subject was one of the sponsors; and he used
insulting words at the christening. Copies of letters between Whitworth and Count Both
Vol. XXIV. mar, and some originals by the latter. Whitworth to Lord Cadogan, &c. &c.
Whitworth was made plenipotentiary at Berlin in
A few letters from Whitworth, at the Hague, to Lord
Stanhope and Count Bothmar.
Letters from Lord Stanhope and Count Bothmar. 1718, N.S. The Hague.
Letters from Whitworth, at Berlin, to Stanhope,
Craggs, and Bothmar.
Letters by them to Whitworth.
Bothmar, Count de Rhotenbourgh, Cadogan, M. Man-
teuffel, Count de Morville, Sir Jno. Norris, Mr. Haldane, is much about the arrest of Baron Gorts (conspiring
ron Corts (conspiring Lord Polwarth, Mr. Jefferies, and Field Marshal Schuagainst the King of England).*
lenbourg. The last date is 11 July 1719. Copies of joint letters by Sir John Norris and Whit
Copies of treaties, propositions, &c.
Whitworth to Stanhope, Count Bothmar, Craggs, Sir
Luke Schaub (at Hanover).
Copies of letters to and from the King of Prussia.
Official documents signed by George I.
Original letters by Bernstorff; some in cypher. and Stanhope.
Vol. XXVI. 11 March 1717, Whitworth to Sunderland; giving
nd; giving 27 Aug. 1719 to 1: Sept. 1719.-Letters from and to
Letters to Stanhope (at Hanover), Sir L. Schaub,
Copies of ultimatum of the Czarina, and ultimatum of from Naples, 4 Oct. 1717.
the King of Prussia. Copies of foreign State papers.
Copy of letter by Queen of Prussia to the Czarina
Secret articles between Lord Carteret and the Swedish
plenipotentiary, 18 August 1719. * relating to the designs of raising a rebellion in His Majesty's dominion
Projet de Garantie Secrete de la France (between * and bringing forces from Sweden,"
the Kings of England and Prussia).
Copies of official documents, treaty between the two
Letters to Whitworth by d'Ilgen, Bernstorff, Craggs,
Copies of treaties between Great Britain and Sweden,
Orders to Whitworth, signed by George I., and copy of his letter to the King.
One of the letters from London, dated the 6th Nov.
Letters to Whitworth from d'Ilgen, Stanhope, Sir
Copies of and extracts from letters by Stanhope to Lord Carteret; and from King of Prussia's letters to the Czar offering mediation with France and England.
Documents signed by the King George I.
Wesselof's memorial justifying the Czar's conduct.
Letter from Carteret to Stanhope.
Letters to Whitworth by Carteret (at Stockholm),
Treaty between the King of Prussia and the King of
The Queen of Sweden's notification to her subjects of
The letters are from Berlin, Spa, Aix la Chapelle, the
The correspondence continues with the same persons
Correspondence of Whitworth (at Berlin) with Tren-
Tilson's letters tell news ; they are sometimes in
The last date in vol. XL. is Sept. 23, 1725. Most of
ALFRED J. HORWOOD.
THE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EARL
EARL FORTESCUE, AT CASTLE HILL, Co. Devon.
FOKTESCUE. These consist of a few letters, the most interesting being three by Frederick, Prince of Wales, showing that by money as well as by advice he would aid his party in their efforts to obtain seats in the House of Commons.
Some letters in 1798 show the slight put by the government of the day on the Duke of Bedford, when he offered to bear the cost of increasing a corps of volunteers.
Earl Fortescue furnishes a memorandum, by his late father, of Lord Grenville's own account of a conversation with Pitt, when the latter endeavoured to induce him to join the Cabinet on the fall of Addington in 1804.
1644, Sept. 15.—Tavistock.- A letter of protection, signed “Charles R.," for Hugh Fortescue of Weare Giffard, co. Devon, Esq. Countersigned by Edward Walker.
6th Sept., Wednesday, three o'clock in the afternoon. -F. Ayscough (at Lisle St.) to Lord Clinton. — His Royal Highness (Frederick, Prince of Wales) went that morning to:Cliffden, and did not return till late last night.
1747, August 10.-The same to the same. _“I have
1747, October 10.-Lord Clinton (at Castle Hill) to
1747, Oct. 17.-F. Ayscough to Lord Clinton.-His
Three letters of H.R.H. Frederick, Prince of Wales,
Wednesday, 3 o'clock.-"My Lord, 'tis of a great
you my thanks for the very distinct account you have
1747, Nov. 5.-Leicester House. “My dear Lord, to
* The Prince puts the after the figures.