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LORD WIARN CLIPPE.
LORD WHARE CLIPPE.
noon in the Chapel of Wortley, to 5 poor people dwell- inquisition by the Escheator, or by presentment in the
admitted to the whole tenements of their deceased hus-
Since the suppression this costome is 'discontinued
ever admitted to a third part by coppy; but the widow value was 1,1811. 108. 10d.
now plt. (plaintiff) was admitted to all her husband's
lands. 1608-1614. A paper book of 47 leaves, containing
Quære, whether the discontinuance do prejudice or entries and notes of bonds, leases, conveyances, Wills,
abolish the ancient custome, the manor being in the Court business, and other legal matters. It is seem
Crown, from the suppression till 9 Jacobi, and whether ingly the day book of the attorney of Sir Francis the
the lord may reinforce the said ancient custom. Wortley. The autograph of Edmund Cundy occurs in
(Answer) That discontinuance of the use of the custom such a manner as to render it probable that he was the
doth not abrogate the custom being duly proved to have
16.. The pains of Wortley Manor (no date, but
about middle of 17th century). One item is that no one
is to play at the game called Ten Bones under the pain
of 38. 4d. (72.)
17th century). (72.)
of Francis Wortley, Bart. The total appraisement was
1733. Printed Bill and Act to explain and amend an
Act of 11 Geo. I, regulating the manufacture of cloth
1734. Board wages for servants at York were 18. 6d.
per day; stabling, one horse for one night 6d. (b. b.) Letters Patent dated 20 Feb., 2 Jac. I., granted the
Draft of an Order by Lords to tenants to vote for manor of Silkston to Lewis Sawyer and Roger Elme
Mr. Stapylton, but to reserve their second vote until hurst in fee, who by deed dated 2 January, 4 Jac. I.,
they came to York. (b. b.) ...
Lists of voters, and objections. (b. b.)
in the House of Commons. Printed list of forges in
England and Wales ; in this the returns of 23 counties
England and Wales ; 11
in England and Wales gives 18,800 tons of bar iron;
Surrey and Kent not included for the amount, although way in Rogation Week for the townships of Silkston and
their forges are stated. A letter by Broadbent and
Cockshut at Sheffield about it.
1625, June 21 to Aug. 12.
1625, Feb. 8, to June 15, 1626. (c. 1650). Memoranda of some of the customs of
1627, March 1 to June 24. Worsborough.
1628, Jan. 20 to May 2. Whether the ward may be seised before the inquisi.
1660 to 1679. tion in the Lord's Court, or that it must be first pre
1688, Jan. 22 to Oct. 21 following. (65 leaves.)
ALFRED J. HORWOOD.
THE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD Patent by Charles IX., King of France, creating Sir LORD DE
Sir Philip Sydney's Defence of Poetry. Folio, paper,
16th century, beautifully written. he found at Penshurst, which selection he printed.
Very long engraved roll of the funeral procession of
Sir Philip Sydney.
1581, Dec. 1. Extent of the possessions of Sir Philip
Sydney. One skin of parchment, with Burghley's
Temp. Eliz., paper, in vellum cover. Sermon in
French on Revelations, c. 22, v. 16, dedicated to Robert,
Earl of Leicester, K.G. In the dedication the writer
alludes to the piety of my Lord Sidnie, the sweet swan
singing on the banks of the Thames.
1607, Oct. 14. Receipt by Henry Lyndley for 401., a
year's annuity bequeathed to him by his very honour.
able master, Sir Philip Sydney, Kt., deceased.
In addition to the letters of Algernon Sydney printed
by Collins and Blencowe, the following are at Pens
hurst:-That Sir Philip held church preferment is a fact
Two large folio volumes of Commonplaces by him ; which seems not to have been known to the industrious
but the entries are not many, and consist of Historica
but the Collins, and is not noticed in Mr. Fox Bourne's Life of
and Curiosa. Sir Philip. Among the papers at Penshurst I found
One letter by him at the end of the 15th volume of
Letters was not printed by Collins.
upon the accompte of the coepartyneres of the ship of
Adventurers, viz., (two entries and a receipt by Sir of St. Asaph, of Philip Sydney, clerk, to the rectory
Henry Sydney). 1 p. and church of Whitford, vacant by the just deprivation
1558. A book containing the implement of the 231. of Hugh Whitford the last rector. Episcopal seal.-At brought over in August by Sir William Fitzwilliam. the foot is a certificate by John Prece, the bishop's vicar,
(5 leaves.) of Sydney's admission by Gruff John, the proctor.
1558. A folio account of all such moneys as Sir Henry (1564.) 6 Eliz. June 4. Copy of Indenture between
Sydney, Kt., Treasurer of the Warres there, hath
received of Her Majesty's Treasure, or by way of Thomas, Bishop of St. Asaph, and Philip Sydney,
defalcation of victual imprest or otherwise. Clerk, son of Sir Henrie Sydney, Kt., and William
1560, May 30, to 1567, June 1. Large folio account Mostyn of Mostyn (as surety). "The Bishop collates
book of the Lord Deputie, chief officers, captains of the Philip Sydney to the church of Whyteford on the
English and Irish bands, warders in divers forts. deprivation of Hugh Whitford.
1566, Aug. to 1568, Sept. Folio book of accounts of I recollect that in another bundle of papers, opened
Household in Ireland. and re-closed some time before I saw the above, there is
1569 and 1570. A. thin paper book, miscellaneous.
Lists of mares and colts, and many accounts.
In 1570 Sydney gives a bond for 150 kyne, which
Rory O'Brien owed him, from Col. M'Brian, Captain (1575.) 17 Eliz. 18 Aug. Bond by Sir Philip Sydney of Ferney, to Thomas Fleming, whose servant Harry F. to Richard Rodwaye, citizen and merchant tailor of
had been assailed by Rory M Brian. London, for 421. 68.; signed thus: “by me Philippe
15 . . Benefices devolved to the Queen's Majesty's
gift in the several dioceses following .... (Ireland).
the Demands and humble Petition of Sir Thomas
Smyth and his associates, to the Queen's Majesty, about
obtaining land in Ireland.
1567. Note of plate received by the Lord Deputy at the money is written at the foot.
the hands of Thomas Flemyng, part of the goods of
cups, mazers, &c.
reckonings between my Lord Deputie and divers other
Honourable the Earl of Leicester keeping St. Michael's
1576, Feb. 4. Termoundfacan. A document on
protection as many parsons, natives of the soyl, or any
other country or nation, except Scotts, so that he under-
LORD DE Henry states in a note that the words, “ except Scotts ”
LORD DE L'ISLE AND are interlined by him.)
L'ISLE AND Letters (about 80) in French, 1589-1610.
DUDLEY. 1577. Roll of accounts of the Treasurer, Comptroller,
1589, Au. 20. Nicolas, de Blocq to Sir Rt. Sidney, and other officers of the household of Sir Henry Syd
Governor of Flushing, at the Court of England. Sends ney, Kt., Lord Deputy of Ireland.
him a book on a question between those who follow
Calvin and those who follow Luther's opinion of the
All but one of these letters are from De Blocq to
Sidney in London. De Blocq seems to have been his
agent or secretary, resident at Flushing.
Letter by Sir H. Sidney about Ireland.
Thomas Ogle to Sir Wm. Brown; dated from the
Camp near Beile, 10 July, vet. He says that the
Marquis Spinola is expected in person not later than
Sir Wm. Browne (at Flushing) to Sir Robert Sidney
in London (many).
Letters and drafts of letters by the same to the
1602, June 15. Copy letter by Mr. Gilpin, giving WALES.
account of military proceedings. Sir Francis Vere 2 & 3 Eliz. A paper roll about three feet long. The
and Sir Horace Vere, and Captain Ogle are mentioned.
Letter by F. Goldyng to Viscount Lisle.
Letters (many), by J. Throckmorton to Viscount Lisle.
omning the diet and Petition by Ferdinando Carey and others to Viscount foreign charge of the said household above the Queen's
Lisle about the insolency of the serjeant-major, and a allowance. There are accounts for the two years (each
long statement about him. ending at Easter), and 13 weeks of a third year. Total
Several letters by De Blocq. 7.1821. 158. 92d. Stable charges and riding expenses
Signed Confession by Geo. Houghton, regarding his not included.
connexion with one Thirckle. (Popery and Recusancy). Temp. Eliz. Orders for the Council of the Marches
Papers about the Low Countries.
Nearly all in this volume are without date.
A thick volume, labelled 1561-1601. Some of the
1574. From E. Waterhouse at Dublin.
1575. F. Walsingham at Woodstock to Sir Henry Henry Sydney, K.G., Lord President of Wales.
Sidney, Lord Deputy of Ireland.
1576. Many by Thomas Ormonde to the Lord
1577. From George Wynter (at London).
1577. Richard Vaughan from Mortimer's Tower,
f william Blackwell Ludlow, to Ld. President of Wales.
1589. Wm. Porlas to Sir Robert Sidney, Governor of
1590. Letter from Chr. Huygens. Letters from
Roger Says, F. Goldynge, Rowland White (many), and
1596. Several by Sir Francis Vere and Sir W.
1597, July 28 and Nov. 3. Two of these dates, by
Prince Maurice de Nassau. by Sir Cornelius Vermuyden and the Company of Ad
Letter by J. Throckmorton. venturers for draining the Great Level of the Fens.
Nearly all the contents of this volume relate to
Labelled 1601-6. The contents are, with two excep-
1604. Several letters by Thomas James.
Letters by Sir Wm. Brown at Flushing to Lord
prisonment Sidney, Lord Chamberlain to the Queen and Governor
1603. Some letters by De Blocq.
Letters by J. Throckmorton at Flushing, and George
1601 and 1602. Letters by Maurice de Nassau.
A thick volume containing letters by Sir Wm. Browne
There is one from M. Everarde at the Camp by Wessel,
1605, Oct. 31.
Vol. VIII. Labelled 1607-1609.
A thick volume containing letters by Sir W. Browne and a few from J. Throckmorton, and others.
1607, June 8. Thomas Pott, at Flushing, to Lord Sydney. Has lost his fellow labourer M. Daniel de Dieu ;-Asks for another from England, and to have elders to assist the Minister, and that he may be joined to the Classis of Walcheren.
1608, Oct. 20. Copy of a letter by Ralph Winwood to the Assembly of the States on the 24th.
VOL. IX. Labelled 1610–1612.
A thick volume containing letters by Sir Wm. Browne and J. Throckmorton to Ld. Sidney.
In August 1610, Sir W. Browne was ill; therefore Throckmorton writes.
1611 and 1612. Letters by De Blocq.
After 1610, Throckmorton seems to have taken the place of Sir W. Browne in the correspondence.
1642-50. Letters by Philip Lord Lisle to his father the Earl. Letters by Battier on army matters. Letters by Sir J. Temple.
Letter by the Countess to the Earl, on the occasion of the King making him Lord Lieutenant in 1644.
1648, Oct. 17. Copies of King Charles's final answer to the proposition touching delinquents; and of the proposition to the Parliament.
Letters by Philip Lord Lísle, in 1649 and 1650 (many and interesting), to his father ; only 3 or 4 of these have been printed.
1653–1665. Thin folio. All the letters except about 20 or 30 are by Algernon Sidney ; and all those by Algernon S., except the last, have been printed by Collins.
Letters by Leicester, B. Worsley at Dublin, Lord Strangford to Leicester, his father-in-law, the Earl of Northumberland; copies of replies by Leicester to Northumberland, and letters by Sir J. Temple to Leicester.
Vol. XVI. This volume contains a few good letters by Philip Viscount Lisle, by the Countess of Leicester to the Eari; and a few undated and out of place by other persons, including the Countess of Carlisle. One is by Dr. Hammond, Vicar of Penshurst.
VOL. XVII. A volume concerning the long law suit between the Berkeleys and the Lords Lisle, 1415–1606 (concluded by an Agreement in the Evidence room at Penshurst,
1610–1614. Letters by J. Throgmorton. 1614. Letters by De Blocg.
Two or three letters by John Flemynge (at Flushing) and Thomas Amyce, about the serjeant-major.
1614. Letter by Dorothy Throgmorton about injury to Mr. Throgmorton by the serjeant-major.
1614, May 1. J. Throgmorton says that the rumour of the match with Spain“ befits our King very ill with " this people in this conjuncture.”
1616. Letters from John Fleminge (at Flushing), De Blocq, and the town of Middlebourg.
1615-1616. Letters from J. Throckmorton and the town of Middelbourg, Jo. Bere (at Middelbourg), Thomas Pott (at Flushing), and a few others. The town of Middelbourg writes about the Merchant Adventurers.
Court of Wards papers, temp. Eliz. The papers in this volume are chiefly temp. Elizabeth; but a few are earlier.
Vols. XVIII., XIX., and XX. Three folio volumes of letters by Robert Sydney, afterwards Earl of Leicester, to his wife Barbara (Gamage), 1588-1620. At the end of Vol. XIX. are a few by other persons, in French and Italian, to the Earl of Leicester. Those in Vol. XX. to his wife are undated.
1635–1639. In this period Robert Earl of Leicester was Ambas, sador Extraordinary at Paris.
In this volume is the King Charles's summons to the Earl to attend the King's coronation, on the 2nd Feb. On account of the plague there was to be no procession through London until the 2nd of May. Dated 19th Jan. 1 Car. I.
Letters by and to the Earl and Countess of Leicester, 1636. The Earl tells Mr. Hawkins that he wishes for 3 plays by Beaumont, viz.: Philaster, or Love lies bleeding, King and no King, and the Maid's Tragedy.
1636, Feb. 1o. Hawkins tells the Earl of Burton's imprisonment for the book News from Ipswich; and other news.
Hawkins' letters tell the Earl the English and town news.
1636. May 20. Henry Earl of Manchester to his son Walter Montagu, (Abbat of Nantveil), on the subject of his turning Roman Catholic. (7 pp.)
Letters by David Buchanan at London, G.R. Weckerton at Whitehall, Sir Thomas Aylesbury.
Letter of Lucy, Countess of Carlisle, to her sister, Countess of Leicester.
1639, May. Three letters from Sir John Temple at Newcastle, on army matters.
1639, May 2. Sir Ralph Hopton, at Durham. 1639. News letters from John Battier at Paris. Letters from the Earl to Hawkins about Ship Money. Copies of letters by Leicester to the Queen.
Letters by Sir John Hobart and the Earl of Northumberland.
1640–1641. Many letters from Battier at Paris to Hawkins.
Letters by W. Hawkins, Sir J. Temple, the Earl of Northumberland, II. Percy.
Some letters by Sir J. Temple, in 1641, are partly in cypher, some decyphered.
1613–1615. Old copies of several letters from Sir J. Throckmorton at Flushing to Robert Viscount Lisle, giving news.
1593, June 19. Copy of letter by James VI. of Scotland to Sir R. Mcline (McLean). He may explain that James Stewart, late Chancellor, is not received into favour. His Parliament shall meet at the day appointed to act against them that trouble religion. , 1593, July 21. Original draft of a long letter by Sir Robert Mcline at London to King James, about the annuity allowed to the King by Queen Elizabeth. Court news and general news.
1594, July 1. Receipt of David Forbes, Esq., sent to Her Majesty from the King of Scots, for 1,0001. part of a Privy Seal for 4.0001. as å benevolence (not signed).
1594. Copy of Passport and Protection by James VI. for Robert Bowes, treasurer of Berwick, as Ambassador of Elizabeth ... day of . . . . 28th of his reign.
1595, September 25. Original letter by James VI. (signed by him at the foot) to David Forbes, pñtler (pantler), at London. The long delay of your despatch, proceeding upon a misknowledge by our dearest sister the Queen, of the varding of Buccleuch, signified to us by her Ambassador, whose answer we behoved to accept, although we know it to be a feigned excuse; we doubt not, that long ere now our letter and her Ambassador have come to her hands, which will certificate her of that matter, that she can pretend no further ignorance. Forbes is to treat earnestly about the annuity, and the certainty, quality, and time of payment thereof; . . . and to congratulate the Queen on the success of the Earl of Essex. (Wafer scal, almost gone.)
1625. A few news letters to the Earl of Leicester from Sir John North (at Salisbury), Sir John Temple, and Throckmorton.
LORD DE 1650, Dec. 13. Philip Sydney to his father. Informa L'ISLE AND tion is come of the arrival of the Portuguese Ambassa
dor on the coast of the Isle of Wight. . . . A report (vesterday) was made to the Parliament of the proceedings against the late King, which the House approved of and ordered to be registered among the records.
1745, Oct. 15. James Biston (at Norwich) to Wm. Perry. In great hurry and terror here, because of the Scotch rebellion ;-busy in associating and raising forces and subscriptions to raise money, which all here cheerfully enter into :-hopes that the troops lately arrived at Newcastle will soon give a good account of the rascals.
1745, May 26. Rochford (just arrived at London) to Wm. Perry (in Jermyn Street). Is told that the head engineer of the Dutch has deserted from Tournay, and given the French a plan of the fortification, and that the whole garrison threaten to desert unless the Governor will surrender the Citadel. A grenadier of the 1st regiment of guards, just before they went to engage, stepp'd out of the ranks and called out to the Duke, and said, “ Let us do things decently ;" flung his grenadier's cap down, knelt on it, and said, “For what we are “ going to receive the Lord make us thankful," and then returned to the ranks.
1745. Two letters by Thomas Osborne to Wm. Perry (at Penshurst), about the Sidney letters.
Bundle of letters by Mr. Arthur Collins (1746), while engaged in editing the Sidney papers (2 vols. fol. 1756).
Letters from Collins to W. Perry, 1749, &c.
Copies of letters by and for Collins from letters at Penshurst and elsewhere.
MISCELLANEOUS VOLUMES. Folio, paper, 20 leaves. - Original book of Court Annuities, 12 Eliz. The names of Sir Henry Sydney and the Earl of Leycester occur.-Marc Anthonio Bassanio had an annuity of 301. 88. 4d. — John Young, agitator Comediarum, 668. 8d.—John Cliffe, keeper of the Library at Westminster, 131. 68. 8d.-Ralph Worseley, keeper of the Lions, and their keep, 581. — Reginald Wolfe, typographer, 265.8d.-Arthur Bassano, musician, with his robes, 741. 168. 8d.-Lewis Bassano, musician (no pay for him is stated).
Temp. Eliz. – Gravesend and Milton. Orders and Constitutions established by the Portreeve, Jurats, and inhabitants of Gravesend and Milton, by the advice and assistance of George Lord Cobham, Sir Henry Sidney, Kt., and Sir Wm. Brook, K.G., for the direction and government of watermen serving the passage from Gravesend to London. (3 pp.)*
Folio paper, 16th century. Ars Naupegica. Art of Shipbuilding, by Edmund Harlow, gent. Begins, A ship, being a body, hath three dimensions in nature. (9 leaves.)
Folio, paper, 16th century. Instructions to Sir Francis Walsingham, sent by Her Majesty to the French King, 6 Aug. 1570; followed by copies of all the papers and correspondence down to his recall, 19 March 1573 (240 leaves). These are printed in the volume intituled, The Compleat Ambassador, published
The Compleat Ambassador published by Sir Dudley Digges in 1665.
A quarto volume, containing an early copy of Ley. cester's Commonwealth. The first leaf is absent.t
A quarto volume, containing an 18th century copy of Sir Philip Sydney's answer to Leycester's Commons wealth. I
A quarto volume, paper, 1589. La difference des divi. nations licites et illicites pour juger des changements et ruines des republiques. Dedicated to Sir Robert Sydney, Governor of Flushing, by N. de Blocq. (45 leaves, besides the dedication.) Begins, Devant que nous parlions particulierement des divinations. On the cover Sir Robert has written, “ This Blocq I knew, “ Secretary of Flushing, and have many letters of “ his.'
Quarto, paper, 16th century. Symbolicæ Philosophiæ liber, 4tus et ultimus. De Symbolis absolutis ad illustrissimum Dominum Robertum Sydneyum. Title, one blank leaf and 19 leaves of text. Begins with a description of Symbols; at the end a description of Symbols, mottoes, and verses on them; followed by the name
Abrahamus Fransus. (This was Abraham Fraunce, LORD DE author of The Lawyer's Logicke.)
L'ISLE AND Folio, paper, 16th century. A Latin Comedy (seem. ingly called Victoria), by Abraham Fraunce. Dedicated to Sir Philip Sydney. The characters are Fidelis, amans; Narcissus, ejus servus ; Onuphrius, poeta, fidelis preceptor; Octavianus; Barbara, filia ejus; and others. (About 44 leaves.)
Two large folio volumes contain various papers in the matter of the great law suit between the Berkeleys and the Lords Lisle, which lasted from 1415 to 1606.
A large folio volume contains papers in the suit in the Star Chamber against Sir Robert Dudley, who pretended to be Earl of Northumberland.
In one of these volumes is a brief description of the receiving the Queen's Majesty into the City of Cam. bridge, August 1566 (6 leaves) ; with a speech (in 4 smaller leaves) by Sir J. Throckmorton.
Quarto, paper, 16th century. Analysis tractationis de Poesi contexte a nobilissimo viro P. S. equite aurato.
After a Latin decastych, signed Wm. Temple,* the text begins, Antequam aggrederes tractationem de poesi, præstantissime Sidneie. The author discusses poetry, and then dissects Sydney's treatise. (33 leaves.)
Folio, paper, c. 1600. Neat copy of King James's Basilicon Doron.
Folio, paper. Sir Walter Ralegh's Discourse of Exchange, &c., copied for the Earl of Leicester, 1629. “ This book I borrowed of my Lord of Northumberland, “ who had it of Sir Walter Ralegh, whose arms were “ upon the cover. Copied out by Mr. Lawled at “ Penshurst, 1629. Leycester.”
Folio, paper. Copy by Robert, 2nd Earl of Leycester, in 1634, of a treatise supposed to be by Sir Wm. Beecher, one of the Clerks of the Council in ordinary at this time, and not disavowed, on Coinage and Money. Lent by the Earl of Bedford. Begins, The first inven.. tion of money is for a pledge. (50 pp.)
Folio, paper. Sir Richard Martin's Treatise on the Mint. Dedicated to King James I. After the dedication the text begins, As all countries and common weales are governed by certain principal persons. (34 pp.) This is followed by Gerard Mallyne's Treatise on Exchange, 1610. (44 pp.)
Folio, paper, 16th century. A discourse of Exchange by Sir Francis Knowles. After a preface the text begins, A conference of the weightes, boolion, and values of the silver money of England. (60 pp.)
Folio, paper. A brief collection of extraordinary payments out of His Majesty's Exchequer since March 1602 to Christmas 1609. (18 leaves.)
Folio, paper. The privileges or several rights belonging to the Baronage of England. The 1st section is of Proxies, and the last is of making deputies of places of trust.
Folio, paper. Dialogue between a Justice of the Peace and a Privy Councillor, by Sir W. R. Begins, When Lord Treasurer Salisbury is most inveighed against.
Quarto, paper. Diary of Robert Earl of Leicester, 31 Dec. 1646 to 8 April 1661, and a few notes in 1614; a few, pages of what a few pages of what he had heard.
Folio, paper. General account of the State's Army by land. Names of English officers.
England's Epinomis, by Jno. Selden..
1628. Folio, paper. Relation of the proceedings in Parliament from 20 January 1628 to the dissolution thereof.
1640. Quarto. Speech of Mr. St. John against Ship money.
1628. Folio. Arguments on the Liberty of the subiect, beginning with speech by Sir Dudley Digges.
Two or three Commonplace Books by Robert, 2nd Earl of Leycester (temp. Car. I.)
Folio. Élizabeth Countess of Bridgwater's Meditations on the Bible (going through all the books). nearly 700 pp.t
Folio, paper, 17th century. Arguments and judg. ments on Sir Thomas Darnell's Case, 3 Car. I.; Richard Beckwith’s Case, 12 James I. ; and the Cases of Corbet, Darle. Hampden, and Hengham. 3 Car. I.
Folio, paper, 17th century. Of Parliaments. A discourse, &c. collected out of the Common Law. Begins, The most common and best meanes. Ends, And in my
* The Society of Antiquaries have two printed Broadsides (1559 ?), showing the fares between London and Gravesend and London and Windsor, and the intermediate landing places.
† Printed in 1584 and 1641.
* Private secretary to Sir Philip.
+ A volume of devotional pieces by her ladyship is among the additions to the Egerton MSS. in the British Museum.