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BISTOP Or the reign of Queen Elizabeth until a recent period. “ to parts of the history of Henry VIII. and the Queens B187op SOUTH- The more important of the early papers are the follow- " Mary and Elizabeth."

SOUTH ing, all of which occur in the first volume :

Extracts from the collection of transcripts made by

WARK, 1. Patris Alex. Brianti vita. p. 23.

Marini, now in the British Museum ; with notes and 2. Patris T. Cottami vita. p. 25.

observations. 3. De Roberto Ludlam. p. 29.

Extracts from the Diary of Martini Sanuto, from 30 4. Of Mr. John Robinson, priest, who was executed May 1517 to 10 Nov. 1531. at Ipswich, 1 Oct. 1588. p. 30.

Extracts from the Report of Giacomo Soranzo on his 5. Of Mr. Eustachius White, priest, executed at return from his Embassy to England, 18 Aug. 1554. Tyburn, 10 Dec. 1591. p. 31.

“The Life and death of the renown'd confessor Philip 6. Of Mr. John Best, priest, executed at Durham, 24 “ Howard, earl of Arundel.” In 25 chapters. July 1594. p. 31.

“The life of the Right Honorable and virtuous lady, 7. Account of the trial and execution of Anthony " the Lady Anne, late Countesse of Arundell aná Middleton, priest, taken 3 May 1590. In a contem " Surrey." porary hand. pp. 33.

At the end occurs the following note: “ This relation 8. Additions to Tanner's account of the execution of " was written A.D. 1635, and ended the 15 of June; Father Southwell. p. 39.

“ five years, two months, and two dayes after the deathé 9. Additions to the account of the sufferings and “ of the Countesse.” death of John Cornelius. p. 45.

“ The Life of the Right Hon. Lady, the Lady Anne, 10. Patris Henrici Walpoli vita. p. 49.

“ countesse of Arundell and Surrey, foundress of the 11. Account of the sufferings and death of Mr. George “ English College of the Society of Jesus in Gant.” In Napper, executed 9 Nov. 1610. In a contemporary 21 chapters. hand. pp. 39.

A volume in 4to, containing12. "A true relation of Mr Frauncis Lathorne his

Minutes and extracts from the Correspondence of examination before the bishop of] London, the 23rd Gregorio Panzani and Geo. Conn with Cardinal Francis of March 1611." p. 71.

Barbarini, Secretary of State to Pope Urban VIII., 13. “A relation of Mr. Rigby's [Arrowsmith's] mar.

during their Missions in England in the reign of “ tyrdom.” p. 73.

Charles I., and of the Count Rosetti as the same.
14. Relation of the death of Richard Hairst, written
Sept. 18, 1628. p. 77.

A volume in 4to, consisting of 36 leaves :
15. Notes by Alban Butler and Bp. Challoner on ,

A treatise by Father “Hoult" upon the question certain martyrs. p. 81.

“ Whether the late Parlement Othe may be taken, 16. “Oratio habita a rev. domino Johanne South- " Yea or No?" “ worth, cum esset in loco supplicii qui vulgo Patibu A volume in folio, pp. 156, containinglum de Tiborne appellatur, ut fidem Catholicam “ Certain observations, that are not worthy of the title " sanguine suo consignaret.” p. 85.

“ of history, that hapned too England since the year 17. “ Bishop Plunket's letters, and Father Corker's 1558 and before." “ account of him." p. 87.

A volume in folio, consisting of 264 pp. It contains These letters, except the last, are printed in Dodd, iii. “Memoires of Sir William Monson, second branch of 514-519.

“ the most antient family of the Monsons of Lincoln. 18. Original letter of Will. Leveson, giving an ac

“ shire, and grandfather of the Lady Ann Throckmor. count of the execution of Mr. Webb at Worcester, of “ ton, relict of Sir Francis Throckmorton. Barronet, of which the writer was an eye-witness. Dated 26 Aug. 66 Coughton, in Warwickshire.” 1679. p. 97.

This is said to be the Second Book " which contaynes 19. Letter from Mat. Prichard on the execution of

“severall actions of the English nation, and some par.

" Mr. Richard Kemble, dat. Perthyre, Feb. 27, 1740-1. - ticulars and accidents that happened on the narrow p. 99.

“ seas after king James made his happy entrance unto 20. Oath of Maurus Corker that he will go upon the othe

“ the Crowne." It is dedicated “to my second Sonne." Mission into England and continue therein until recalled

This and the previous volume are uniformly bound in by the President. Dated in the Monastery of SS.

old calf, with the letters W. M. on the back. The Adrian and Dionysius [Lambspring], 23 April 1656.

second volume is corrected throughout by a contempoOrig. p. 113.

rary hand. They both bear the book plate of “Sr. 21. Catalogus Sanctorum quorum officia celebrandi

Robt. Throckmorton, Bart.'
licentiam petunt Vicarii Apostolici regni Angliæ ritu
et diebus infra assignatis. p. 217.

A volume in 4to, consisting of 188 pp.-
22. Elenchus authorum ex quibus desumptæ sunt A History of the English Benedictine Convent of S.
lectiones pro sanctis aliquot Britannicis. p. 221.

Edmund's in Paris, by Father Hewlett, a monk of that 23. Catalogus Sanctorum aliquot, qui nominis et house. It extends to the year 1742, but as far as A.D). cultus celebritate olim in Anglia præcipue viguerunt. 1712 it is founded upon Father Weldon's collections. p. 225.

A thick volume in 4to (unpaged), written in the 17th A volume in folio, consisting of pp.'66, containing: century, containingExtracts from the Catalogue of the Archivium of the An Ecclesiastical history of England during the reign English College in Rome, containing about one fourth of King Henry VIII. from his accession to the year part of the original MS. The remainder of the Cata. 1531. Beg.: "This history begins as Comedies use to logue, though important as far as it relates to the title “ end, with a peace, coronation, wedding, tournaments, deeds of individual houses and buildings, as well as "...." other sources of revenue belonging to the College, is less interesting than the extracts given in the present

A portfolio containing letters of Dr. Gradwell to Dr.

Lingard, from 1818 to 1839, chiefly upon the researches volume under description, which are of a more general and historical character.

of the former in the Vatican Library and the Archivium

for MSS. connected with the Ecclesiastical History of A volume in folio, containing references to authorities England. and transcripts of original documents forming materials for the biographies of eminent Catholics. Collected by

A volume in 4to, containing an interleaved copy of a the Rev. M. A. Tierney.

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“ Biography of the Scotch, English, and Irish mem

“ bers S. J.," by the Rev. Dr. Oliver, printed at Exeter, “ respecting the intercourse between Rob. Ridolfi,

1838, with numerous corrections and additional notes “ Queen Elizabeth, Mary Queen of Scotts, the Dukes by Mr Tierney: also several notes and transcripts by “ of Alva and Norfolk, Cecil, and others.”

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A volume in 4to, containingsome remarks and references to other documents."

“Synopsis libelli R. P. Rudesindi Præsidis Bene.

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“ scripti contra Episcopum Chalcedonensem et clerum “Extracts from State Papers preserved in the Ar. " Anglicanum; collectore E. R.” “ chives at Bruxelles, chiefly relating to Mary Queen of “ Scotts, in the Alva Documents. With some other

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“Syntagma Juris Universi Societatis Jesu, auctore

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BISHOP OF Copy of a printed volume in 4to, entitled

and free-warren in the said manors. Tested at West- 8IR HENRY SOUTH“Notices of the English Colleges and Convents esta



FELD, " blished on the Continent after the Dissolution of 22 Edw. IV., July 3. The King gives license to * Religious Houses in England, by the late Hon. Edw. Edmund Bedingfeld to crenellate Oxburgh, and to have " Petre," 1849, with MS. notes and references.

a market every Friday and a Court there.
A volume in 4to, containing-

In the following notes the letters are placed in chro-
A collection of papers connected with the History of nological order. Such of the letters at Oxburgh as
the Catholics in England during the reign of Queen merely relate to business or matters of private interest
Elizabeth and James I. The following are the more have not been noticed.

(1536), Jan. 10. “Henry R.” (at Greenwich) to Lady
1. A narrative of the sufferings of the Catholics in (Grace) Bedingfeld.-Announces the death of his “ dear
the North of England, written by Mr. Richard Longley, wo sister the Lady Catherine, relict, widow, and dow-
and sent by him to the English College at Rome in “ ager” of Prince Arthur, and intention to remove the
1590. Prefixed is an original letter from Dr. Robert body from Kimbolton to Peterborough; appoints her to
Gradwell to Charles Butler, Esq., dated Rome, 26 July be one of the principal mourners, to be at Kimbolton on
1822, giving an account of the original MS. from which

the 25th; sends by bearer yards of black cloth, for the present copy is transcribed.

two gentlewomen to wait on her yards, for two Beg.: Petis a me, R. P. vel potius ex debito. Ends : gentlemen yards, for eight yeomen yards. Deo lucraretur, pedibus communiter iter faciens.

As it will have to be made in London, for expedition
2. “ Controversia, utrum casu quo contingat Reve she is to send her servant to Sir William Poulet, Comp-
“ rendissimum Calcedonensem defungi, expediat alium troller of the Household, living at the Friars Augustine
“ in Anglia episcopum creari pa

in London, and he would deliver the cloth and certain
3. A history of ecclesiastical events in England, from linen for her head.
the time of Henry VIII. Ital.

1545, Jan. 18, eight in the morning. William Paget
4. Lettre d’un Signeur Anglois à un ami, A.D. 1749. to the Earl of Surrey._“Your skirmish with the French

5. Observations upon the decree respecting the Eng. “ being done, the 6th of this present in the evening, upon lish Mission, dated 11 Sept. 1745. Lat.

“ Friday at night," the writer expresses the discourage6. Papers respecting the Roman and English College ment by reason there were no letters from him. Knowat Rome. Lat. and Ital.

ing the iniquity of the English nation to make bad 7. Captivorum Wisbicensium ad Archipresbyterum

reports, the writer went to the King, and passed a day litteræ, 19 Jan. 1601.

or two with him. But five or six days pass without 8. Extracts from various papers respecting the affairs news. “His Majesty, like a prince of wisdom, knows of England, A.D. 1601, 1602.

" that who plays at a game of chance must sometimes 9. A collection of copies and extracts of a similar “ lose.” Says he is sure that the Earl had in the rear character, from 1612 to 1689.

guard of the battle placed some men of wit and expeA quarto volume of 492 pp.

rience, “which, when against all order of fight, and Transcripts and extracts by the Rev. M. A. Tierney, “ against the appointment of the chieftain, seeing the from letters and other documents belonging to Stony.

" horse fle (as they took it), if they so thought and fled,
hurst College. The period embraced in these papers “ so are not gretly to be blamed. But basta, my lord.”
extends from 1573 to 1680.

... Gives advice.
Prefixed is a catalogue of the entire collection of 1545. The same to the Earl of Surrey, the King's
letters and other papers from which the present volume Lieutenant-General in Bulleyn and Bullonnys.-Com-
is a selection.

mends his courage and good doings; recommends pru

dence and to do nothing to detract from his reputation. I thank the Right Rev. the Bishop of Southwark for

The King is satisfied with him. (Indorsed, “ Received affording me every facility for the examination of the

" at the army, of Mr. Husey, last of September.")
papers above mentioned.

Circa 1550. Hundred of Southgrenche. Certificate
Jos. STEVENSON. by Edward Water, parson, William Shimpling, chantry

priest, Thomas Hawar and John Carlington, church

wardens, of the revenues of the chantry founded by THE MANUSCRIPTS OF Sir HENRY BEDINGFELD, BART.,

Richard Sparrow. The clear revenue was 51. 108. 5 d.

(1553.) Prayer for the Queen [by the Bishop of AT OXBURGH, Co. NORFOLK.

London) immediately on the death of King Edward VI. SIR HENRY

The greater number of these MSS. are letters ad.

(1 page.) Ex abrupto edidit Georgius Ledius.
dressed by Queen Mary and by her Council and a few (1553), July 13. Tbomas Carvyll to Sir Henry
private persons to Sir Henry Bedingfeld, as Lieutenant Bedingfeld.--The Hundred of Marshland is true to the
of the Tower of London, and before his appointment. Queen. Lord Dudley was in those parts Tuesday in the
There is but slight mention of him in Bayley's History afternoon, which night he lay at Wisbeach; yesterday
of the Tower, and none at all in Mr. Dixon's book on he came to Lynn, and asked to lodge in the town, but
the Tower. These letters are welcome, as giving the they would not receive him ; he returned to Wisbeach.
names of many prisoners not heretofore noticed, and As he rides he asks what watches are kept, and what
curious for the placid directions for “ paining” some of strength they be; whether they take up the bridges at
them. Two letters to the Earl of Surrey while fighting night or no. Mr. Kepes, if asked, can tell more.
in France in 1545, and a few letters showing the feeling (1553), 18 July, 1 Mary. Original proclamation on a
in Norfolk immediately after the death of Edward VI., large square leaf of paper, signed, “Marye the quene,"
are very interesting.**

and dated at Framlingham. She announces her suc-
Among the ancient deeds the following are worthy of cession on the death of Edward. Is now at Framlingham,

nobly and strongly furnished of an army royall under
33 Hen. III., Feb. 28. Royal grant to Ralph de the leading of Lord Henry, Earl of Sussex, &c. She de-
Worcester of a market in Oxburgh every Tuesday. nounces her most false traitor and rebel, John, Duke of
Tested at Winton.

Northumberland ; defies him. Any one taking him, if
12 Edw. I., Jan. 20. After reciting the grant by a noble and peer of the realm, to have 1,0001. of land in
King Henry III. to Ralph de Worcester of a market on fee; if a knight, 5001. in lands, with honour and ad-
Tuesdays, and of a fair on the vigil and feast of the vancement to Nobilitie; if a gentleman under the degree
Nativity of the blessed Virgin Mary, and that the manor of a knight, 500 marks of land in fee and the degree of
had passed to Nicholas de Weylaund by assignment a knight; if a yeoman, 1001. of land in fee and the
from Ralph, the King confirms the market and fair. degree of a squire.
Tested at Blydam. Among the witnesses is Otho de (1553), July 21, Edward Smyth, of Shouldham, to

Sir Henry Bedingfeld.-About the rising in Marshland.
13 Edw. I., May 12. The King confirms to N. de (2 pp.)
Weylond the market in Shippedene (co. Norfolk) every 1553, Aug. 7. Edward Beawpre to the Council.*-
Friday, and a fair yearly for eight days, viz. on the About a riot at Wisbeach, because George Colvyll was
vigil, the day, and the morrow of the feast of the Trans. made Lieutenant of the Castle of Wisbeach, and was
lation of St. Edward, and five days after; and a fair of removed. Asks directions.
two days, viz. on the vigil and the feast of the Assump- 1553. Aug. 19. Osbert Moundeford to Sir Henry
tion, in Oxburgh; and another fair there for eight days, Bedingfeld and Sir T. Cornwallis.-On the Council's
viz, on the vigil, the day, and the morrow of the Annün letter, he has sent up Johnes. “Keep him till I come
ciation of the blessed Virgin Mary, and five days after,

* A Journal of the proceedings of the Privy Council, from July 16 to
* Extracts from some of the papers in this collection are in the Nov. 3, 1558, is printod in Haynes's Collection of State Papers, fol.
fourth volume of the Norfolk Archæology.

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SIR HENRY " and charge him face to face." Accuses Sir Nicolas 1555, Feb. 28. Council letter to Sir Henry Bedie BEDING- Lestrange and Henry his brother of supporting Johnes. feld and Sir Thomas Stanley, Comptroller of the Mint FELD,

(1554), Feb. 16,1 Mary. Thomas Hollys to Sir Henry –The Queen orders that they and Sir Edmund Rongs Bedingfeld.-After my coming from London, which go to the Tower, and see all such sums of money as is was late on Saturday last, after the most glorious and presently coyned into pence for Ireland to be told and successful victory, I received your letters, &c. (It is laid in bags, which they are to seal, and note the about the gentry of Norfolk to be ready to defend the contents. Queen.)

1555, Feb. 16. Council letter to the same.- Direct 1554, May 26. Edward Hastings to the same.-Yes him to receive the body of one naming himself Burton terday the Queen received news from the Earl of Bedford and Thomas Tailor. They are to be examined by Baker of his arrival in Spain, declaring that the Prince minded and, if obstinate, to be tortured. to embark the latter end of this month, and make haste 1556, March 25. Council letter to the same. They hitherward.

send to him the body of Staunton, to be kept in ward. 1554, Oct. 22. Lady Katherine Bedingfeld (at Ox to be further examined by him and the rest there on boro') to the same.-A long letter of domestic news. such points as they think necessary.

1554, Dec. 7. Thomas Tresham to the same.-The (1556), April 2. The same to the same. The prisoners Queen has licensed him to remove the Earl of Devon that remain there for the great cause of suspicion are shire to his (Tresham's) house from Fotheringay; as his not to be admitted to the Sacrament. house is out of order, being in building, hopes further 1556, April 3. Marquis of Winchester to Sir Henry liberty to be granted to the Earl by the King and Queen Bedingfeld.–Sends the servant of Mr. Uvedale, dwell. Hears that the Earl's mother has been several times toing at Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, supposed to be the the Queen; she expects a letter for discharge of the man that carried over to France Henry Dudley and his Earl. Hopes that Bedingfeld and he (the writer) maycompany as merchants. Directs that he shall be kept be discharged, so that they may he more together. apart.

(1554), March 17. Council letter to the same.-Direct- 1556, April 6. Council letter to the same. They ing him to receive the bodies of Rossey and Hinckes, send John Bartholomew to be kept until the Comptroller two of the companions of those others he had before and other Commissioners have examined him.. received. They are to be without conference.

1556, April 6. The same to the same.-About Derick, 1555, April 27. William Cordell to Sir Henry Bed and two persons who refused to eat flesh, and Weddali ingfeld.—Directs him to stay the execution of Throg to whom the Dean of St. Paul's is to be brought, to deal morton and Uvedall.

with him for his soul's health and otherwise. -Weddall 1555, May 15. The same to the same.--The Queen and Derick, being sick, may have phisick and things to orders the stay of the arraignments of Bedyll, Dethick, recover them. and Rossey : they are not to be brought to Westminster 1556, April 13. The same to the same. They send Hall until her further pleasure be known.

to him the body of Roger Carter, who is to have no 1555, June 29. Humphrey Bedingfeld to his uncle, conference. Sir Henry Bedingfeld.-In his last he gave an account 1556, April 14. The same to Sir Henry Bedingfeld of the state of Essex and Suffolk; now tells of Norfolk. and Sir Arthur Darcy.-The Council are informed of a The people complain, saying they thought it had been prisoner in Newgate, Pietro Babick, has lately robbed forgiven at the Queen's being at Framlingham, and his master, Marco Anthonio Crizo, of much money; he that what is now done is done without her consent. has told his master of some, but will not of the rest. The voice now goeth that Roes, which was the great For the “bullting out the truth," send for him, and put “ preacher there, has at Norwich by word recanted.” him in fear of torture.

1555, Sept. 21. Council letter to Sir Henry Beding- 1556, April 14. Council letter to Sir Henry Beding. feld.-Ordering him to bring before the Council one feld.—Let the bearer, Thomas White's wife, speak to Thomas Kelke, a prisoner.

him. (1555), 28 Oct., 2 & 3 P. and M. “Marye the quene” 1556, April 29. The same to the same.—They send to Sir Henry Bedingfeld.-Thomas Bridges having the body of Sir Nicholas Arnold, Kt., to be kept, withresigned the Lieutenancy of the Tower, she appoints out conference, until further pleasure. Sir Henry to be Lieutenant.

1556, April 29. The same to the same.--Direct him 1555, Nov. 20. The same to the same.-The King's to receive William Williams, servant to Sir Nicholas and Queen's pleasure is that he bring into the Lower Arnold, and to let him be with his master. House the body of Bennet Smyth at such time as the 1556, May 19. William Cordell to Sir Henry BedingSpeaker should send for him to be there examined, andfeld.—The Queen wills that Staunton be executed this afterwards returned to ward.

day. Bedyll, Dethick, and Rossey are not to be brought 1555, Dec. 3. The same to the same.-Richard Mul to Westminster to-day to be arraigned until further caster, late servant to John Cayus, Doctor of Physic, is pleasure be signified. apprehended on suspicion of robbing his master, .... 1556, May 22. Council letter to the same.- Ordering He is in the keeping of Richard Grafton, the Alder that there be sent by the bearer Edmund Verney's conman's deputy of the ward of ... in London. .... fession to such interrogatories as were administered to He will not confess. The Council direct Sir Henry to him ; if it be not so done, then this night it is to be sent interrogate him, and put him in fear of torture.

to the Controller at the Court. 1555, Dec. 3. The Marquis of Winchester to Sir 1556, May 24. Council letter to the same.-Directing Henry Bedingfeld.-Says that the Lords of Parliament him to suffer Captain Powell to walk and take the air. desire Smythe to be brought before them, like as he 1 556, June 2. R. Rochester to the same.- Asks him was brought before the Lower House. The Queen has to speak to Mr. White and ask him what gentlemen assented, and desired him to write.

dwell within 8 or 12 miles of Grymsthorpe, and to note 1555, Dec. 11. The same to the same.-They send to them that be of the most honest and catholic religion him the body of Laurence Trymyng, to be kept by the with a pricke. This must be done with all spede. Queen's pleasure a close prisoner, without conference 1 556, June 15. Council letter to the same.-Ordering with any one.

him to receive the body of Lord Bray. (Signed by the 1555, Dec. 11. The same to the same.—They send to Earl of) Arundell, the Archbishops of York and Canhim the body of Thomas Hale, ... who is to have terbury, William (Lord) Paget, Henry (Earl of) Surrey, liberty of the house, but no conference without Sir (the Earl of) Pembroke, R. Rochester, Henry Jernegan, Henry's knowledge.

and Francis Inglefyld). 1555, Dec. 17. William Cordell to Sir Henry Beding 1556, June 15. Francis Englefyld (at the Fleet) to feld.-Directs him to send to St. James's, Serjeant Sir Henry Bedingfeld.—Directing him to receive the Hale, his prisoner.

body of Launcelot Stocker, who is to be kept without (1555), 22 Dec., 2 & 3 P. and M. “Mary the Quene” conference. orders Sir Henry to bring Sir Anthony Kingston before 1556, June 16. Council letter to Sir Henry Beding. the Council. (Counter-signed by the Earls of Arundel feld.-Orders him to receive the body of Richard Gille; and Pembroke.)

-permit the Lord Chief Justice and such as he shall 1555, Feb. 21. Council letter to Sir Henry Beding. bring to examine the said Gille, and also, if he shall feld.—John Tytyn is suspected of being one of the mur- think good, to bring him to the racke and cause him to derers of a woman at Denham. Cause him to be brought be strained thereupon. to the torture and put in fear; if he still deny, cause 1556, June 30." The same to the same.-Order to him to be pained.

deliver the body of Henry Holloway to the under sheriff 1555, Dec. 24. Council letter (from Greenwich) to of Hampshire, to be by him conveyed into the said the same. They send to him the body of Andrew county and ordered accordiug to law. Revette. It is the King's and Queen's pleasure that he 1556, June 30. William Cordell to the same.-The be kept in safe ward, without conference.

Queen's Majesty's pleasure is that you shall this day

HENRY bring or send Mr. Westforth to the Guildhall to be 1556, (Sept. 14) Holyrode day. Robert Broke to SIR HENRY EDING

BEDINGarraigned, and spare at home Edmund Verney for this Sir Henry Bedingfeld.—Mr. Dyer and Bottesham are PILD.

FELD, day; as it appeareth by the letter, I send you enclosed, in ward in London, at the commandment of me and which I received this morning between one and two. Mr. Chydley, for the robbery of one Coleshill. Dyer

1556 (no day). R. Rochester (at the Court this pre- has received half the stuff. Bottesham has confessed sent morning) to the same.-My Lord Cardinal, being nothing, but there is great suspicion against him, and gone to Lambeth of purpose there to have before him you have lately a letter for the further ordering of Mr. Cheak, has asked Rochester to write to Bedingfeld them. The writer suggests their discharge in certain that Cheak may be sent to him to Lambeth in company events. with the Dean of Paul's,* Asks that it may be done. (1556), Sept. 17, 3 & 4 P. and M. “Marye the

No date. The same to the same.—Mentions a Mr. " quene” to Sir H. Bedingfeld, Lieutenant of the Uxbridge. Tells Sir Henry to ask Mr. Edmund Verney Tower,-Sir Peter Carew, in your custody, is to be rewhether he does not owe the Queen 1001. for a fine set moved to the Fleet. Deliver him to the warden or his upon him by the Commissioners having authority to deputy. take order with those persons as were offenders in the 1556, Sept. 18. Council letter to the same.- Whereas Duke of Northumberland's time.

the Queen has ordered Sir Peter Carew to the Fleet.1556, July 1. The same to the same.-The wives of Her pleasure is that, on receipt hereof, you permit Sir Peter Carew, Sir Nicolas Arnold, and Sir John John Price, his servant, to depart out of your custody. Cheke may have access to them. But Sir Henry is not 1556, Sept. 19. R. Rochester (the Court at Croydon) to allow the wives of Sir William Courtenay and Sir to the same.--Smythe's wife is to see her husband once John Bray to do the like.

or twice in the week. 1556, July 10. William Cordell to the same.—“The 1556, Sept. 24, Lord Treasurer Winchester to the " Queen's pleasure is that Mr. Chelwood shall be same.—Marc Anthony Crizo, merchant of Venice, has “ lodged where he has more liberty than he hath, and asked that his servant who robbed him of 4001. may be “ also to walk in the gardens with one of your suite, put to pain. Show him this favour. “ having no conference with any man. Nevertheless, (1556), Feb. 16. Henry Jernegan (at the Court) to " the bearer, his brother, my Lord Treasurer's servant, the same.-Sends the bearer to give attendance in John " may now and then resort to him, so that he speak not Leeke's place. The Queen has licensed Mr. Cornwallys " with him but in your presence, or of one of your trusty wife to resort to her husband. “: servants."

(1557), May 4, 3 & 4 P. and M. “Philip R. and Marye . 1556, July 10. The same to the same.- Let Mr. “the quene" to Sir Henry Bedingfeld, Sir ChristoSwyfte, Lord Shrewsbury's servant, see Lady Braye. pher Heydon, and Sir Edmund Wyndham.-The French

1556, July 19. The same to the same.-Let Mrs. being in arms beyond the seas, it is expedient for us to Porter have access to her husband in your presence, stand upon the guard, and to exercise our shews and touching his order for his corn this harvest and other garrisons there. . . . Have appointed Edmund Bedingconcerns; ... let him, with a keeper, take the air on feld, Esq., to bring of his own tenants 446 able soldiers, the leads an hour or two in the day.

45 at least to be skilful gunners and good archers, &c.
1556, July 22. Edward Hastings to the same.-Suffer Same date. The same to the same.-Order to Sir,
the bearer, Mr. Turner, to resort to his brother, and to H. Bedingfeld, Sir W. Wyndham, and' Sir C. Heydon
release him with such things as he thinks necessary. to erect beacons and fortify the coast of Norfolk against

1556, July 22. Ranulph Chlomeley (at London) to an attack from the French. (2 pp.)
the same.-" When Welle is in your charge for the Copy of instructions by the King and Queen to the
robbery of the Citye, Sir Roger Cholmeley and I are sheriffs and justices of the peace of the county of Nor-
“ ordered to bail him upon sureties for good appear folk, for the keeping, watching, and firing the beacons,
“ ance.” Refers the matter to his consideration. and the direction and ordering of the people repairing

1556, July 25. R. Rochester to the same.-Asks, at to the same. (14 pp.)
the prayer of a woman, that her husband may take the air. 1557, July 20. Sir Christopher Heydon to Sir Henry

1556, Aug. 6. R. Rochester and Henry Jernegan (at Bedingfeld.--About having Hopkins, a seditious person,
Eltham) to the same.-Ask that Smythe's wife may at the next Oyer and Terminer at Norwich, although
see her husband.

he was taken in the Bishop of Ely's liberty. Thanks
1556, Aug. 9. R. Rochester (at Eltham) to the same. to God our ships are come out of Danske; there be two
-Asks that Mr. West may once or twice in the day take in Blakeney haven which have, I hear, landed 2,000
the air.

combes of good corn ; regrets that it is come to a bad
1556, Aug. 9. Henry Jernegan (at Eltham) to the market.
same.-At the suit of Lady Courtenay to the Queen, (1557, July 31.) 4 & 5 P. and M., last of July.
Sir William Courtenay may dine and sup with you, and “Mary the quene” to the sheriff, justices of the peace,
so return to his own lodging and walk in the garden and other commissioners for musters for Norfolk.--The
there; no conference otherwise than as before.

warr being open between us and France, and the King,
1556, Aug. 15. Robert Gosnold to Sir Thomas Corn- our dearest Lord and husband, being past the seas in
wallis and Sir Henry Bedingfeld.-He has travelled person to pursue the enemy, she has ordered a force
for the provision of 300 weys of cheese and 300 barrels to attend his person. Norfolk is to furnish 500 of the
of butter according to their instructions. Remarks on
the charge on the country by reason of the army and

(1557, Sept. 30.) Last of September, 4 & 5 P. and
pasturing of horses, and how people had been rated.

M. “Mary the quene” to Sir Richard Southwell and 1556, Sept. 3. Council letter to Sir Henry Beding

Sir Henry Bedingfeld, Sir Christopher Heydon, Sir
feld.—They send him the bodies of Walter Jones,

Edmund Wyndham, Sir Thomas Windham, and Sir
George Savage, and Richard Fell, who are to have no

Thomas Lovel, Osbert Mountfie, and Robert Holdynge,
conference until examination, which Mr. Baker and

Esqrs., Commissioners for the loan for the county of
Mr. Solicitor have commission to do.

Norfolk.–Against the French and Scots. Asks for a
1556, Sept. 5. John Baker and William Cordell to

loan, to be repaid by the Nativity, 1558. the same.-Direct him to receive of Peter Killigrew

No date. List of such of Norfolk as lent money to all such licenses and other instruments as he has made

the Queen. (The Bishop of Worcester lent 1001. and to him by the Admiral of France and his predecessors

Sir Henry Bedingfeld lent 1001. In all, 25 persons,
or any other of the French King's officers, whereby he

each of whom lent 1007.)
or his brother was licensed to use any exploite or ...
upon the see, and deliver them to the bearer.

1557, Sept. 30. Instructions given by the Queen's
1556 (Sept. 6). Sir Henry Bedingfeld to the Council.

Majesty unto Her Highnesses Commissioners appointed
This present Sunday, 6th September, Edward Lewkenor

for the loan in the county of Norfolk. (2 pp.) Signed
died; . . he sent a message to the Queen praying for

at the beginning and end, “ Mary the quene."
giveness and grace for his wife and children i.....

1557, Oct. 21. Sir R. Southwell to Sir Henry Bed.
.... Francis Malet, priest to Sir Henry Bedingfeld. ingfeld.-Speaks of his nephew, Robert Rust.
took a letter to the Queen about Lewkenor, but could not 1558, Aug. 1. Thomas Mathewe (at Oxford) to the
get a positive reply. (He died without the Sacrament.) same.-In favour of one William Dunch, a goldsmith

1556, Sept. 9. John Fecknam, priest, to Mr. Cheke. of London, who was suing one of the guard for 41.
-Will send two servants to bring him from the Tower. (1559), Dec. 26, 2 Eliz. Elizabeth (Queen) to the
The Queen likes his submission; only he had forgotten same.--The French are threatening the country by
to name the King, therefore Cheke must write it out sending forces to Scotland : tells him to send one man,
again and mention the King. Sends an addition .... with horse and corslet, to Newcastle at a day to be
about the real presence of Christ's body and blood. appointed by Sir Edw. Wyndham and Sir C. Heydon.

The Duke of Norfolk is appointed Lieutenant General
* Feckenham.
of the North from Trent.



SIR HENRY 1565, Nov. 11. Bill of arms and weapons at OxBEDING- borough. (1pp.)

1578, Dec. 1. Council letter (Richmond).-Permission to Sir F. Bedingfeld to remain at home, he being ill and old. (Signed by Burghley and others.)

(15 ..) Note of Queen Elizabeth's progress; the route (published by Blomfield). She stayed at Oxborough.

1653, Aug. 16. A paper relating to Sir H. Bedingfeld's composition with the government of the Commonwealth.

(1672.) 17th century copies of papers by the Duchess of York about her conversion to the Catholic religion.* And copies of the papers by King Charles II. found in his strong box by his brother.t

1709, Aug. 4. Camp at Tournay. A pass signed by the Duke of Marlborough for the Baron de Meuleberg, Captain of Cavalry, in the regiment of Drust, and a prisoner of war, to go on parole for four months. Countersigned by A. Cardonnel.

1713. A justice's license to Sir H. Bedingfeld to go from home for a month. .

1714, April 21. “James R.” gives a discharge to Mary, widow of Francis Plowden, late Comptroller of the Household. Dated at Bar-le-duc, “the 13th year of our reign.”

Memoranda by Marshal Borthier (who had charge of Pope Pius VII. at Savonne). He tells two stories of the Pope knowing things far away. On one occasion he wrote a letter to Napoleon and sealed it; a courier from Napoleon came with a letter to Pope, who did not open it, but handed the letter which he had written, saying that his reply was there.

There are a few letters of the present century written to Lady Jerningham (née Dillon) by noble and distinguished foreigners, but they present nothing of public interest.

My best thanks are given to Sir Henry Bedingfeld, for his kind hospitality and attentions during my stay at Oxborough.


the adorning of his person will be of great advantage in a match, and no charge can be lost upon it.

17-, Nov. 23, near Berlin. Voltaire to Mons. Panpié. bookseller in the Place at la Haye. An order to bind two copies of the Anti-Machiavel in marbled calf, with gold bands, and send them to the Count St. Florentin. Minister ard Secretary of State.

1758, Nov. 7, Berlin. Frederic the Great to the Prince of Wales, announcing the birth of a son to his sister-in-law, the Princess Dowager of Prussia.

1770, Sept. 1. Sir Joshua Reynolds to Sir Charles Bunbury, about the portrait of Lady Sarah, and expressing his satisfaction with the portrait.*

A poetical letter from Garrick on his receiving some game (printed in Appendix to Life of Sir Thomas Hanmer).

Dr. Johnson's autograph Petition to the King on behalf of a poor woman, widow of a man lately in the Dockyard of Plymouth.

Long letter (six pages) by Geo. Crabbe, autobio. graphical (printed as above).

Three letters by E. Burke ; in the first he condemns our treatment of America; in the second he treats of the connexion of Ireland and England; in the third he treats of Reform in Parliament.

A letter from George, Prince of Wales, authorises his correspondent to take steps with regard to the disturbance at Newmarket, about the race-horse Escape (printed as above).

Letters by Mrs. Inchbald and Mrs. Jordan. General Dumouriez to Mr. Fox, 1793; W. Windham to Lieu. tenant-General Fox, 1794.

Letter from Lord Nelson to Lieutenant-General Fox. One dated Palermo, Dec. 13, 1799, is written with his left hand. All have been printed.

Of the letters in vol. 2, all but three are dated after 1800. There are many by C. J. Fox in 1801-1806, by Lord Holland, 1802-1807, all addressed to General Fox. Marshal Ney to Sir C. Napier, 1809. Lord Byron to Henry Stephen Fox, 1812-1813.

A 4to volume of letters relating to Mediterranean affairs, written after the year 1800. Among the writers are Sir John Moore and Sir Sidney Smith.

Another 4to volume of letters, written after 1800, relating to the war in Germany and France, 1813-14.

Another 4to volume of letters [many from Belgium] during the war, 1813–15; and many from Sir Hudson Lowe to Sir Henry Bunbury.



AT BURY, Co. SUFFOLK. This collection embraces numerous letters of political and literary interest, written in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries ; a large portion of an Ancient Register of the great Abbey of St. Edmund, in Suffolk (the remainder of the volume being at Cambridge); account of the fortifications of Malta in 1715; reports of Cases in the Star Chamber, tempp. Elizabeth and Charles I.; Spanish Chronicles, and a life (in Spanish) of Olivares; Genoese History and Laws; History of Lucca, and Memoirs of the House of Medici, &c. Below I have given short descriptions of all the manuscripts.

Three large quarto sized volumes full of letters :

Vol. I., 1668 to 1838.
Vol. II., 1793 to 1838.

Vol. III., 1776 to 1857. Here are to be found letters by Francis North (afterwards Lord Keeper of the Great Seal), the Duke of Marlborough, Matthew Prior, Prince Eugene, the Duke of Ormonde, Voltaire, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Dr. Johnson, David Garrick, Edmund Burke, George Crabbe, the Duke of Richmond, Earl Cornwallis, Horace Walpole, George Prince of Wales, C. J. Fox, Lord Holland, John Allen, Lord Nelson, Lord Byron, Miss Edgworth, Mrs. Inchbald, Mrs. Jordan, Robert Southey, Sir . Walter Scott, Samuel Rogers, Thomas Moore, and various other political and literary persons.

From the date of 1706 these letters have been used and many have been printed in “ The Life of Sir “ Thomas Hanmer, by Sir H. E. Bunbury, Bt., London, “ 1838;" and as I believe that Sir Charles Bunbury con. templates the printing of others, I took very few notes.

1668, Dec. 10. Temple.-Francis North to his cousin, Henry North. ....I could tell you pleasant storyes of Charles Crompton, of his high attempts to marry, and his ways of address, which are fit for a play; he has tryed all the world for money too, but can find no body but myself to keep him from starving; ho fancyes

Bound Volumes. A 4to, large size, vellum, beginning of 15th century. Part of the Cellarer's register of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, viz., folios 10-19, 41-173, 334-386, 392-398, 402, 452, 481-485, 514-524.

The first entry is Hilgey, fo. 11; Terra specificata que pertinet Cellerario de Sancto Edmundo, in campo de Helgeye. Old rental of Hilgay; tenants according to a very old rental, fo. 13; fo. 41, Higgesete: fo. 52, Hengrave, Hencote, Hennow, Herdewyk, Heringwell; fos. 62-78, Hundreda. Eight and a half hundreds did the glorious King Edward give to St. Edmund, (his charter follows, and a copy is said to be inserted in a text on the great altar). Ingham, 80–90; Kentford, 92; Lakyngworth, 94; Leleseye, 95; London, 956-97 ; Livermere.--Mildenhale, 102–173. Myldenhale contulit S. Edmundo gloriosus rex Edwardus ut patet per cartam cujus copia inscript. Johannis Norwold, folio 37. Que abbas et conventus clamant ibidem patet in Registro Walteri Pynchebek, I fo. 307, et sequitur in hæc verba . . . . Composition between them and the Abbat of Battle; ut patet in Registro Nigro vest', fo. 229-334.9–Rysby, 358.--Sabrihtesworth cum Thedenhawbury, 362-373.-Salfam juxta Ely, 376-378.Schelfangre, 384-386.-Semere, 392, 393.-Slanefeld, 394-398.–Stowe, vide in Wenlowe, 402.—Thetford, 452, 453.-Wertle, 481.- Wederden, 482.- Welles, Wenlyng, 4836.- Weneling, 484.- Wedringset, Werlyngworth, Unesdene Wertone, Weslowe, 485.—Welnotha parva, Wrabnese, 514.-Walsingham, 515.—Wrangylle, 516.Waynflete, 518.-Domsday de Waynflete, 524.

* Mr. Taylor believed that the picture to which this letter refers was that of Miss Kennedy, which is also at Barton. See his Life and Times of Sir Joshua Reynolds, vol. I. 398...

+ The register here referred to is the Registrum Nigrum, now Mm. IV. 19, in the University Library of Cambridge; and a copy of the deed by the Abbat John de Northwold is at fo. 37 thereof.

| This is in the University Library at Cambridge; press mark, Ee. III. 60.

$ The register here referred to is now Mm. IV. 19, in the University Library at Cambridge; and a copy of the composition is at fo. * thereor.

* See Kennett's Compleat History of England, 3, 319.

See Kennett, 3, 422.

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