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SIR J. Lawson.


where I had been always assured I should meet with family of Throckmorton and its branches. The charters
many friends equally disposed to exert their loyalty to begin with the early part of the reign of Henry III.,
their native King, und to shake off a foreign yoke under and come down to about the year 1680. 'The more
which the Nation has so long groaned. I have now modern title deeds have been removed from Coughton
put into their hands an opportunity of doing both, by and are kept elsewhere.
repairing with what strength every man can to my Besides these title deeds, strictly so called, there
army, from which the Enemy industriously keeps at exists along with them a voluminous series of miscel-
such a distance. The particular character I have heard laneous documents, such as letters, papers, &c. of
of you, makes me hope to see You among the first. I various ages and derived from various sources. At
am persuaded you will not baulk my expectations, and present it is impossible to specify these in detail, but in
you need not doubt but I shall always remember to your due time they will doubtless receive a more careful
advantage the example you shall thus have put to your examination.
neighbours, and consequently to all England.

The entire collection is placed in a strong room, ap-
CHARLES, P. R. parently fire-proof, which leads from the principal

staircase. The smaller documents fill eight oaken chests
The above letter was inclosed in the following from

of various sizes, while those of larger dimensions are the Earl of Perth:

placed on shelves. The whole are in a good state of 1745, Nov. 27.-Preston.-Sir, The Prince has ordered

preservation, free from damp, and are well cared for.
me to send the inclosed, and I suppose that so kind an

They, however, require a more accurate arrangement,
Invitation (from one] who comes to fight as much for

and are well worthy of it.
the good of his subjects as for the recovering of his own

I must not forget to mention that one interesting-
right can not [but] be as acceptable to you as it will be
to all those that are men of honour and loyalty and of bound with bars of polished steel, and of considerable

looking coffer could not be opened. It is of old oak,
true British hearts, as I don't doubt but you will answer

antiquity, as well as elegance of workmanship. A steel it as far as lies in your power. He desires me to tell

plate covers a large portion of the front, and thus the you, that in case the circumstances of the Country you

key-hole (if there be one) is inaccessible. The plate is are in is such as you can think to raise any men in it,

secured by a spring, as it would seem. At all events it He intends that you should concert with the rest of

baffled our attempts to remove it; the contents of the
the Gentlemen that you think will join you in the

coffer are consequently unknown.
country. The Commissions that you may respectively The entire collection may conveniently be arranged
take upon yourself, and he will confirm them imme.

under two heads, those documents, namely, which are of
diately. It will be lookt upon as a Batalion if it come

an early date, and those which relate to more modern to the number of four or five hundred men or upwards.

times; and under these two divisions I shall now But whatever numbers you bring will be acceptable,

tho' proceed to describe them. they were below that, and even tho' they were very

I. A very large folio volume consisting of, apparently, small, your own joining in person will be very agreeable between 1,800 and 2,000 documents of all ages and to him and be very usefull to the cause, and I am per

sizes, and relative to all subjects, local and personal, swaded you will think it very much to your honour. As

civil and religious, from early in the reign of Henry III. I have to have the pleasure of seeing you soon I shall

to the middle of last century. The formation of this add no more but that I am, with the sincerest regard,

volume and its present arrangement is due to the sug. Sir, your most obedient humble servant,

gestion of the late Mr. Hamper, of Birmingham, several PERTH.

of whose letters respecting it are preserved at Coughton. P.S.- This was directed, but it was judged proper to The plan is not judicious; the great size of the volume, score it out for the more security.

in which the documents are fixed upon guards, makes

it difficult to consult them, and the seals in several cases
In a portfolio there are numerous deeds and other
documents mounted; among these I noticed, -

have been seriously injured by reason of their dangerous
1518.--Certification by John, Prior of Mount Grace, of proximity to each other.
a deposition by Thomas Lawson, a monk.

The more ancient charters relate chiefly to the follow-
29 Hen. VIII., July 4.-Letters patent under the great ing localities :--Astwood, Audebury (co. Oxon.), Aspus
seal, reciting the Act of Parliament of 21 Hen. VIII.,

(co. Warw.), Brouctone, Cliftone, Chechele, Ekyntone, the King exempts the Priory of St. Mary of Nesham,

Emberton, Filgrave, Fladbury, Gayhurst, Helpistone, co. York, from the operation of the Act.- Johanna Hortone, Hanslape, Hyde, Lathbury, Lavendone, MidLawson, prioress of the order of St. Benet, to be Prioress

dleton-Keynes, Olney, Plumberwe, Newport Pagof the House.-Enrolled.

nel, Rokkesdone, Ravenstone, Shringtone, Staverton, 1537.-Lease, with seal of the priory of Nesham.

Schadewelle, Stodham, Sutton, Stoke-Goldington, Syn32 Hen. VIII., Oct. 1.-Grant under the great seal to

gleberwe, Turveye, Wodeberghe, Weston-Underwood,
James Lawson, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, of the house, site

Windsor, and Wytlebury (priory of).
of the monastery of Nesham, church, bell-tower, and In addition to these early charters pasted into the
cemetery The consideration was 2271. 58.

volume referred to, there is also a collection of similar
In the library are several beautifully printed Books

documents tied up in bundles, which relate to the same of Hours of Sarum use. One of them is in agenda form,

localities. The numbers are as follows:5 inches by 24. On the title page are the following

Of the reign of Henry III.

82 documents. lines :

Edward I.

54 God+be in mihede,

Edward II.

- 110 And in mi understödyng;

Edward III.

God+be i myn hyesse [eyes),

Richard II.
And in min lokeyng;

Henry IV.

33 God+be in mi mouthe,

Henry V.

21 And in my spekeying;

Henry VI.

75 God+be in my hartt,

Edward IV.

And in my thought :

Richard III.
God+be at myne yende,

Henry VII.

20 And ad my departyng.

Henry VIII.

80 Edward VI.

15 I beg to acknowledge the kind hospitality of Sir John


22 Lawson at Brough Hall.



James I.

21 Charles I.

James I., Charles I.,

Charles II. . 17

Under this division of the subject the following docu-

ments may be noticed :--
By the kindness of Sir Nicholas William Throck- 1. Compotus Henrici de Dereham de manerio domini
morton, Bart., I have had the opportunity of examining Roberti le Finel apud Westone, a festo S. Michaelis
at my leisure the collection of charters and papers con- anno regni regis Edwardi [primi] xxix. finiente usque
nected with the history of his family: These are

festum B. Petri ad Vincula proximo sequens.
deposited at Coughton Court, near Redditch, in the 2. John Bokyngham, prior of Shene, admits master
county of Warwick.

Peter Courtenay to participate in all the spiritual goods
This series of documents is at once extensive, ancient, and benefits of that house." Dated 6 Aug. 1453.
and interesting. It embraces the title deeds of thó 3. Will of Avice Rooche, of Wardington, A.D. 1429.
estates which still are, or once were the property of the 4. Rental of Wavendone, temp. Hen. IV.

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5. Court Rolls of Spernovere or Spernore (hodie 19. Extracts from Doomsday Book relating to Weston SIR W. Spernall), from 7 Edw. II.

and other places belonging to the Throckmorton family. TECROCE 6. Court Rolls of Chadsley Corbet, from Hen. IV.

Some account of Sir Thomas Throckmorton,
7. Bailiffs' accounts of Oversley, from 3 Ric. II. " sonne of Sir Thomas Throckmorton, Knt."
8. Bailiffs' accounts of Coughton, from 28 Hen. VIII. 21. Survey of the manor and rectory of Buckland, co.
9. License from Henry VI.

to Mary Throckmorton to Berks, 7th Aug. 1647.
grant lands to the abbot of Evesham.

22. Will of Sir Robert Throckmorton, 13th Jan. 1650.
10. Lease by the abbot of Evesham to Robert Throck- 23. Abstract of the title of Elizabeth, late wife of
morton of the manor of Sourburne, 8 March, 29 Hen. George Catesbye, for her jointure.
VIII., together with various documents connected with 24. Account of the present expenditure of Sir Fr.
the said manor.

Throckmorton, from Michaelmas 1643 to Lady-day 1650.
11. A roll upon paper, of the 15th century, containing, A folio volume.
among other matter, “ The last will and testament of 25. Licences to Recusants, permitting them to travel
“ Richard Beauchampe, Earle of Warrewyke and of beyond five miles from their usual place of residence,
“ Allebermarle, made by me at Rouene the last daie granted to members of the Throgmorton family, from
“ of Averyle the yere of our Lorde M.CCCCXXIX.” A.D. 1618 to 1639, with a few dated in 1645 and 1671.

12. Another roll, respecting the property of the said A folio volume.

26. The Antiquities of Morton Brutes, by William
13. Another roll, containing a copy of the petition of Habington, esquire. 4to.
Anne, Countess of Warwick, for the repelling of an Act 27. Pedigree of the family of Nanfan. 4to.
of Parliament against her.

28. A large collection of original correspondence
14. Another roll, containing copies of Fines respecting concerning legal matters connected for the most part
the lands late belonging to the said Earl of Warwick. with the family of Throckmorton, or their property.

15. Commission from Pope John (XXIII.) to Thomas From about 1670 to 1750.
Balding, canon of Hereford, authorising him to sanction 29. A large collection of letters addressed to Sir
the alienation of the manor of Throckmorton, if he finds Robert and Lady Throckmorton and various members
it to the advantage of the Bishop of Hereford. Con- of their family, while at Bath, London, Southampton,
stance, 2 kal. Feb., 5 pont. [31 Jan. 1415). With a Weston, &c., about the year 1750.
leaden bull appended.

30. A miscellaneous collection of letters written by
16. Commission from Pope Martin (V.] to the abbot various persons to members of the Throckmorton
of Pershore, authorising him to permit the alienation of family, from about 1690 to 1750. Many anecdotes
the manor of Throckmorton, if he finds it to the benefit

illustrative of the history, the politics, and the scandal of the Bishop of Worcester. Geneva, id. Julii, 1 of the times may be gleaned from these letters. Thus, pont. [9 July 1418]. With a leaden bull appended. in a letter dated “Bullstrode” [Street], Dec. 27, 1734,

II. Among the more modern papers the following occurs the following passage : “I don't pity collections and separate documents seem to demand a “ Handell in the least, for I hope this mortification will more special notice :

“ make him a human creature; for I am sure before 1. Original letter from the Duke of Gloucester, Great “ he was no better than a brute, when he could treat Chamberlain, Constable, and Admiral of England “ civilized people with so much brutality as I know he [afterwards King Richard III.]. Is informed that the 6 has done."

This letter bears no signature
person addressed has been "laboured” by certain nor address, but the person to whom it was sent was
persons to deliver such evidences as appertain to the apparently Catherine, daughter of George Collingwood,
Iordship of Weston-Underwood ; but desires that this in Esq., of Estlington, co. Northumberland, who became
nowise be assented unto. Sheriff-Hutton, 16 Aug. No the second wife of Sir Robert Throckmorton; she died

in 1761. In this series of letters she is frequently
2. A thick folio volume, containing original Rent addressed as “My dear Cauliflower.'
Rolls of the manor of Weston Underwood, from 1444 to

A letter from Mr. Pennington to "Mrs. Catherine

“ Collingwood, at the Bath,” dated 19th Feb. 1736-7, 3. Wills of various members of the family of Throck- expresses a different sentiment respecting the great morton, from 1518 to 1700.


Partys run high in musick, as
4. Bundles of receipts for money paid, from 5 Edw. “ when you shone among us.

Mr. Handel has not due

“ honour done him, and I am excessively angry about
5. Will of Humphrey Packington, of the city of “ it, which you know is of vast consequence.
Worcester, A.D. 1555 ; a contemporary roll, upon paper. 31. A series of letters connected with the efforts

6. “The order of the arraignment of Sir Nicholas made by the Catholics of England to obtain a mitiga-
“ Throckmorton, knight, in the Guild Hall of London, tion of the civil disabilities under which they laboured.
" 17 April 1554 ; expressed in a dialogue, for the better Written towards the end of last century and the be-
“ understanding of every man's part.” A contempo- ginning of the present.
raneous copy, in folio, consisting of 20 pp.

32. A series of letters written in 1792 and 1793 by
7. Letter from “ Jo. Cantuar” [John Whitgift, arch- various members of the family of Throckmorton,
bishop of Canterbury] to Sir Thomas Heneage, about addressed to William Throckmorton, Esq., 23, Lin-
the custody of Mr. Throckmorton, a popish Recusant. coln's Inn. The writers were a tour through
Lambeth, 21 Jan. 1587.

France, Switzerland, and Italy, and recount with much 8. A rental book of the manor of Chadsley Corbet and spirit and humour many of the occurrences which took other estates, from A.D. 1586 to 1589.

place. 9. A similar volume, from A.D. 1596 to 1605.

33. A large collection of miscellaneous letters and
10. Household expenses at Coughton, A.D. 1585. papers, being the correspondence between Sir John

11. Survey of the manor of the White Ladies, co. Throckmorton and Charles Butler, Esq., of Lincoln's
Salop, A.D. 1587. 18 pages.

Inn, and the Rev. J. Berington.
12. The Life and Death of Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, 34. A large collection of miscellaneous letters and
a poem, transcribed A.D. 1678, corrected throughout by papers, written towards the middle and end of last
William Cole, the Cambridge Antiquary. It consists of century, which do not precisely fall within any of the
57 pages in folio.

above descriptions. Among these may be specified
13. Life of Edward Throckmorton, who died in the* the following :-
English College at Rome, 18 Nov. 1582, in the 20th A piece of poetry, consisting of ten lines, signed
year of his age. Dated at the end, 28 May 1627. This 'Pope:”
transcript, consisting of 82 pp. in 4to., was finished at Beg. “Let joy or ease, let affluence or content."
Coughton on 5 Sept. 1677, at two o'clock after dinner.

End. “ And wake to raptures in a world to come.”
14. “ Gens Throckmortiana ; or, a History of the Cowper's mortuary verses for A.D. 1787, 1788, and
“ family of Throckmorton.' A folio, in the hand- 1789. [Printed in his Poems, vol. ii., pp. 400, 403, 406,
writing of Sir Robert Throckmorton.

edit. 1871.] Apparently in the poet's handwriting.
15. Pedigree of the family of Throckmorton, by Four stanzas of poetry addressed to Lady Throckmor-
Browne Willis, Esq.

ton by “the Hermit of Felpsham,” and dated Aug. 15
16. Memorandums of Sir Robert Throckmorton, Bart., 1806.
from 1612 to 1701, in his own handwriting, chiefly re- Beg. Dear lady, who could find on earth.”
lating to the management of his property and to family Letter from John Wesley, dated “City Road, Feb. 11
affairs. A quarto volume, bound.

1780,” and addressed "To Mr. Berington, at No. 31
17. Antiquities, from Mr. Abington's manuscripts, of “ Portman Square.”
Throckmorton and Fladbury.

Another from the same to the same, dated “Feb. 24,
18. Alliances between the Throckmortons and Berke- " 1780.”
leys, from the Berkeleye MSS.

Both of these letters are in Wesley's handwriting.






SIR W My researches at Coughton Court were materially Zeland, and Holande, as also in Inglande, the whyche ys

facilitated by the kindness and intelligence of Messrs. now made true by the report of al men here ; and as for MORTON.

Pippet, senior and junior, whom Sir N. William Throck- the revoltynge of the Duke Mores, we had hyt here a greate
morton had instructed to give me access to the docu- whyle agooe, but I durst not wryt to your heyghnes
ments of which he is the owner.

because yt was tolde so manye wayes ; for one tyme they
Jos. STEVENSON. sayde he was revolted, and another tyme that he had receved

a great sum of money, and had moked the frenche Kinge,
and an other tyme that he was not yet revolted, but would

revolte when the French kinge dyd enter Germanye ; but

nowe they report as your heyghnes doth wryte. I have no
nues to wryte to your Majestye, therfor I will not troble

your heyghnes longe wyth my rude letter, but gevynge WAITE- The most remarkable object in this Collection is a very your heyghnes most humble and hartye thankes for your

Dod, Esq.

fine large folio, containing Wyclif's translation into English liberalitye extended towardes me at this tyme, the which I
of the Old Testament and the Apocryphal Books: written can not deserve, but durynge my lyfe shal be bound to
in double columns on vellum, c. 1400.

praye for youe for the same, and seinge that your Majestye
There is an original letter by Barnaby Fitzpatrick to doth saye that my letters are so pleasant to you, I were to
Edward 6th, and many 17th century letters. All which far to blame yf I would suffer you to want them, the whiche,
present any point of interest are noted below

god wyllynge, I wyll not. Thus I wysh your heghnes

better to doo then myn own hart. From Paris, the 4th of
A 4to. volume, containing a Catalogue of Pictures in the

Marge, at two of the clok after midnigthe.
House, with letters of members of the family.

Your Heyghnesys duringe life,
(16 . . ) June 8.-Thomas Davies to his brother .

I have been many times with the Prince, who has received

(Indorsed) To the Kinges most excellent Majestye.
me very graciously. He had set me down for a company
afore I cam up; so that now my staye is, as all the reaste do, 1588, August.-An estimate of the several sort of wea-
for the Kinge to give a despatch, which we expect every pons of Her Majesty's forces presentlie at the campe at
houre. I am for Irland or ells for no place. ... I must West Tilbury.
do as I am advised by him that preferes me; the Spanish This is arranged in columns. Against the Shires of Essex,
Embassador is ready to goe, and shall not take his leave of Berks, Surrey, Bucks, Hertford, Bedford, Oxford, London,
the Kinge which he sues hard for. ... My Lord Treas-

Oxford (bis) and Suffolk, are placed the names of Captains
surer is inlardged; my Lord Bristow is not examined as and a certain number of Targetts, Musketts, Halberds,
yeate, but he expects to have Commissioners appointed Pikes, Bows, and Calivers. (In all, 32 Targets, 1070
every hour for his examination. (Thomas Davies was Muskets, 861 Halberds, 2917 Pikes, 1581 Bows, and 4169
Colonel in the service of King Charles I., and constable of Calivers.)— The paper is indorsed, “A form of dividing
Hawarden Castle, in 1643. He married Dorothy, daughter weapons for an army of souldiers.”
of Robert Morgan. The two next letters are in another

1604, Jan. 17.—Peter Mutton (at Lincoln's Inn) to his

mother, on the occasion of his first marriage. (He married
(No year).—Four letters from Thomas Davies to his

an orphan girl of about 12 years of age; he was afterwards
brother, from the Low Countries, where he seems to have a judge.)
taken service.

A letter from Peter Mutton to his cousin, Robert Davies,
(16.. ), March 26.— Thomas Davies (at London), to his

—asking him to come and help expel some men who had
brother.— I am redy for the first wind. I can not find any made forcible entry on his lands.
certain resolution in the King for the sending of any men 1620, Nov. 7.-J. (Earl of) Bridgewater to Thomas
over ; yet the Lords offer largely, and so do the Citizens ;

for Ravenscroft, Geo. Hope, and Robert Davies (whom he ad-
they would give £1,000 a-week towards the war if the dresses as Good Cousens). He says that he desires to have
King will send men; the Low Countries give £10,000 a his cosen William Ravenscroft of the Parliament House for
month as long as the war endures. The King was at Poules the borough of Flint in the next Parliament, which was to
yesterday; there was great expectation that he would have begin the 16th of January next ;-desires that an Indenture
declared himself there, but nothing was done.- Lord may be sent with a blank, so that if he provide for him in
Bridgewater ill of the gout.

the meantime the town may be furnished with another of
1643-9, Nov. 11.-Arthur Capell (at Shrewsbury) to his nomination. If the burgesses object to the blank, he
Col. Davyes.—Authorises him to take into his especial care tells them to put in William Ravenscroft.
and charge the Castle of Flint, notwithstanding any trust 1624, Feb. 12.—Hugh Conway (at Bewdley) to Robert
or command layd upon Captain Gryffyth by Col. Ellice,

Davies, of Gwysanney, gives foreign news.
“which I hereby repeale."

1631, July 29.-3. (Earl of) Bridgewater to Robert
1626, Oct. 30.--Certificate signed by Thomas Coventrye,

Davies.- (After some business matters.) I should be glad
C.S., and Julius Cæsar, that Sir Peter Mutton, one of the to hear of the ceasing of the plague at Wrexham and in
Masters in Chancery, had subscribed for the loan to the

King, and paid 61.

1633, Oct. 3 and Feb. 24.-Orders to the Constables of
1649, Nov. 26.-Goldsmith's Hall.--Receipt for 251. 10s. the Allotment of Preece, Co. Salop, to have certain persons
from Thomas Davies, for delinquency.

below named to be present at the view of arms of Shrews-
A folio volume, described as Mr. Foliot's and Sir W.

Dugdale's Draught of Dissent (descent), out of his ancient 1636, May 9.-Marmaduke Lloyd (at Ludlow) to Lieut.-
writings._ (11 leaves.) Pedigree of the Cloveleys, in two Col. Davies, at the Right Honourable the Lord President
leaves.- Pedigree of Dod of Calverhall from 1393 : (this of Wales his house in Barbican, London.-After compli-
goes to the end of the leaves; the last two pages are in ments, he says that there is like to be a variance between
Dugdale's handwriting).

him and Sir Walter Pye, touching the Judicial Seal which
A folio volume of letters.

ought to remain in the Chief Justice of every Circuit in

Wales hands, by 34 & 35 Hen. VIII., and that the Justice (1552).-- Barnaby Fitzpatrick* to King Edward VI.-May was to account for the profits of the Seal to the King, or it please your heygnes to understande that I have receyved to his farmer, &c. &c. .. By reason of Sir W. Pye your letters of the 25 of Januarye, beynge much unworthye keeping the Seal, there was great delay of justice, &c.; for whom your heyghnes shulde take so much paynes to he remaining in London the greatest part of the year, and wryte so longe letters, by the whyche I understande your he (Lloyd) in the furthest part of Wales.--He shall be heyghnesys gode opynion of me, whyche duringe lyfe I forced to petition the King and Lord President unless he entende not to deceave. Further, I understode your can get it on such terms as Pye's father had it of Baron Heyghnesys good consyderation as touchynge my moyles Snigge;

but James Newton told him in London that Sir
whyche I dyd thynk my selfe to be as your heyghnes wry- Walter Pye's father paid 601. for it; but he had three lives
tethe, and as for the 300 crownes, I receyved them a monthe and now one is determined, so that after that rate he can
paste, but I understood not that they were for that purpose demand but fourscore for the two lives :-it is not worth,
before your Majestes letter. Further also, amongste other communibus annis, more than 101. per annum.--Asks him
nues that your Heynes took paynes to wryte to me, I to confer with James Newton, and then with Sir W. Pye.
understode of a certayne great floud as well in Flaunders, 1637, Feb. 5.— The same to the same.-Says Sir John

Bridgman died that day at one of the clock. Asks Davies
Barnaby Fitzpatrick was a boy of noble family, and had been

to use his influence that he (Lloyd) may succeed Bridge
" whipping boy" for Prince Edward while under the tutorship of Sir
John Cheke. In October 1551, he was sent into France in the train
of the Lord Admiral Clinton, who was King Edward's proxy as god.

1639, Jan. 13.—E. Martyn (at Ludlow Castle) to Lieut.-
father to the infant son of Henry 2nd of France. In 1772 Horace Walpole Col. Davies, at Bridgwater House, Barbican.-.
printed seven letters from King Edward to Fitzpatrick, including that
of the 25th January, which is mentioned in the letter printed above.

Mr. Solicitor having received an answer from his townsmen
The use of the word nues (news)
will be remarked.

not answerable to his expectations, declines his desire of



IITE- being a burgess for that Corporation, and recommends his 1659, Nov. 23.-Long letter by W. Holland (at Malpas)

friends and their votes for Mr. Baldwin, who importunately to Mr. Broughton, in answer to certain questions; viz., Dod, Esq. D, ESQ. labours herein with his friends and purse with the burgesses. 1. Whether Scripture prescribed particular gestures in

Mr. Goodwyn appears no less earnest, and with his Christ- receiving the Sacrament.
mas cheare hath feasted the burgesses, and endeavours by 2. Or postures.
their bellies to gain their tongues; but it is thought the 3. Whether sitting obtained till Transubstantiation got
burgesses are not well affected to him.--Says he has worked footing.
with the Burgesses ;-asks if he shall name Sir R. Napier. 4. Whether Luke xxii. 14 concerns the Lord's supper.

Underneath this letter is a draft of a letter by J. Davies 5. Whether Hebrews xij. 17 be binding on the Church. to Sir R. Napier, sending the above:-He says that the 1660, Sept. 27.-Letter from the Commissioners for disdeath of the Lord Keeper is stale; that the news is that banding the Army to the Commissioners for raising money Lyttelton, C.J. of the Common Pleas, is to succeed him; in the County of Flint, for disbanding the Army (signed by that Harbootle is to be Solicitor; and that Secretary Cooke Albemarle and five others); : ... to incite them to get in holds his place still.

money, in accordance with the Act for the speedy provision 1640, April 6.-J. (Earl of) Bridgwater (at Barbican) of money for disbanding and paying of the forces of this to Capt. Thomas Davies, at Gwysaney.- Is glad that Davies Kingdom. has got safe home. As to his opinion of the two lords 1660, Jan. 9.–Warwick.–On notice from Coventry of he met at Stoney Stratford, it is no other than what they disturbances in London, the writers have thought fit to two (the writer and Davies) thought formerly ; "yet since raise the strength of the County, to be in readiness for “ the letter doth expressly mention the Channel Islands, I the defence of the King and Kingdom.-Directions to keep “ would first have that course observed that is therein his troop in readiness to join with his friends as occasion “ directed, and I think it will not be amisse if some other should require.—P.S. Asking him to give notice to as “ men be brought in unto you which may either help the many of the Lord Lieutenant's troop as are near of this “ trained men for supplies in their places, or els give ease to urgent occasion to draw together to Warwick. “ yourself and the rest of the Deputy Lieutenants.”

1660, Jan. 10.—Warwick.-H. Puckering and Charles 1641, April 6.—The same to the same.—Touching the Lee to Robert Dod.-Notice that the insurrection had business of the Marches you may hereafter hear somewhat.- begun, and showed itself in London.— Birmingham to be Glad I was not over credulous to believe the flying reports commended for its readiness to serve the King and the concerning Sir R. E:-For newes, the Earl of Strafford's Country. Asks him to continue his troop and quarter at business held so long yesterday that all were almost tired and Birmingham, and recommends vigilance. as ill as himself, the same continuing from 8 in the morn- 1660, Jan. 11.-H, Puckering and J. Shuckburgh to ing to neare 6 at night, as my son John told me, who after Capt. Robert Dod.-Secure Girdlow, of Birmingham, and he came home thence was ready and willing to leap at a all others about you of his phanatick principles. Send crust. (Seal.)

them either to us or Sir Clement Fisher, at Coventry. There are other letters by the Earl on business.

1660, Jan. 15.—Warwick. H. Puckering and Charles 1643, July 4.—(Lord) Dunsmore (at Oxford) to Thomas Lee to Robert Dod.—Have received the prisoners sent by Davies, Esq.—Tells of an interview with the King; and you and have released Rotherham, he promising to give that Davies was put into the Commission of Array.

security for good behaviour. If Sir Clement Fisher have
1643, July 19.-King Charles I. to Arthur Lord Capel. -- not seized Capt. Robert King and Major Thornton, gather
Tells him to commission Col. Thomas Davies to raise a a squadron of horse and send those two gentlemen to us, at
regiment of 500 foot and Dragooners.

the Swan, at Warwick.--Search Thornton's house strictly,
1643, July 21. At a Committee for Safety of the county we being informed of great store of arms late in his pos-
of Warwick and the city and county of Coventry:-On pay; session.
ment of 301. by Mr. Charles Dod, and entering into a bond. 1660, Jan. 17.-H. Puckering to Capt. Robert Dod.-
that he and his son shall carry themselves well to the Par- Thanks for securing persons, particularly Major Thornton
nament, and not bear arms against it, they are to be dis- and Captain King.
charged from the Provost Marshal's custody.

1660, March 6.—Thomas Price (at Dublin) to Robert
1613, Dec. 5.—Arthur Capel (at Chester) to Col. Davies, Davies.-All is quiet here but the Presbyterian party;
directing him to house his soldiers to-morrow, and have better is not to be hoped for from that turbulent genera-
them ready to be drawn together at a day's notice, to march tion; yet if they will not be persuaded with reason, they
according to orders.

shall soon be dealt with all by law.
1643, Dec. 11.-Copy letter by King Charles to Sir 1660, March 7.—Col. Robert Whitby to Robert Davies,
Nicholas Byron.—Since the retreat of the rebels and the High Sheriff in Flintshire.—The parliamentary writs are
success of the forces from Ireland afford opportunity for sealed but not delivered out.-From France is news of the
the settlement of those parts, he desires Byron to reside great Cardinal's death, and the young Queen being with
at Shrewsbury, for the security of the Town and gathering of child; our Princesses marriage is put off until Easter. Last
Contributions in arrear and to become due.-Says that at night some one left a child at the door of the Lord Chan-
Chirk he would have him leave Sir Abraham Shipman (or cellor's lodging, at Whitehall. The King has gone to a
who else he judges fit), his (Byron's) deputy for the defence horserace on Banstead Down ;--here is great preparation of
thereof. . . . Tells him to look after the disaffected. (This pageants ; scaffolds in the streets ; specially of fine clothes
copy is written on the opposite page to the following against the Coronation.

1661, April 8.-The Earl of Derby (at Chester) to all his
[1643], Christmas-day.—Sir R. Lloyd to Col. Davies.-I loving tenants and friends in the County of Flint.--Asks
have consulted some that have past from the army, and do them to vote for members for the County as Robert Davies,
not find it so safe as to justify persons that only go to look late High Sheriff, shall direct.
on; the scoutes both of Nantwich and Wem familiarly 1677.-Copy presentment of the Grand Jury at Denbigh,
crossing the rode.-Some expectation there is of ammuni- as to the bounds of the Lordship of Denbigh on the com-
tion and powder being brought in Lancashire by sea from mots in their limits :--and the bounds of Llandrillo.
Scotland, and that some of the Scotch forces are to follow,- 1683, July 14.—Thomas Hotchkis (at Clerkenwell) to
that Brereton's letter to Durley and Armin, to hasten them, Rowland Whitehall (at Whitchurch, Salop).—Yesterday
was intercepted; that Brereton hath 400 foot and three there were condemned at the Sessions, Old Bailey, for High
troops of horse coming to his agde from Lancashire; that Treason, my Lord Russell, Hone, Capt. Walcot, and Rouse.
Lord Gray offers to aid him with 2000 men and arms, but Yesterday the Earl of Essex cut his throat in the Tower,
he will have the money for the arms deposited. General before my Lord Russell was got off Tower Hill to be brought
King is marched up as far as Wingfield manor, near Derby, to his tryal. Last night Mr. Booth, my Lord Delamere's
Nothing considerable done since Friday by our army but sor, was sent to the Tower; and to-day the King has an
the taking of Bartamley Church, where all the men were express that my Lord Gray is taken in Holland. There
put to the sword, to deter any from the like insolence to was one Captain Blane, a Commander of one of the King's
face an armie with so inconsiderable force.

men-of-war, tryed for treasonous words, but acquit by his
1652.-Letter from Richard Mytton (at Hordley).- peers.
Letters from Mutton Davies (at Rouen in 1654, and at 1688, Sept. 28.-Duke of Beaufort (at Badminton) to
Toulon in 1657) to his father, R. Davies (of no import- Robert Davis, Esq.—Restores him to the Commission of

the Peace.
1658, June 30.—" Oliver, P.” (at Whitehall) to Col. 1688, Oct. 9.-William Hooker to Robert Davies, of
Croxon, Governor of Chester.-Order to set at liberty Llanerch. Is sorry the Parliament is put off.-We
Robert Davyes, Esq.

have great talk of the Dutch coming ;-—that they intend to
1659, Jan. 28.—T'homas Croxton to all, &c.—Upon the land ;-great preparations making ;-horses of 15 hands sell
desire of Sir W. Brereton, he has given liberty to Mutton well.
Davies, prisoner in Chester, to go to Woodley on parole for 1688, Dec. 28.--James Illingworth (at Weston-under-
one month, and then he is to return and render himself a Lyziard) to ... Those of this county summoned to Hamp-

ton and designed to meet others at Birmicham, went no

WHITE- further than the former place. Some of the chiefs sending collateral families of Ardern, Le Hunte, Roches, and C. J. BY6

DOD, Esq. as far as Coventry, found they were dispersed, and laid

Crosby, also receives illustration. Besides the Berk- TON, Esq.
down their arms before they came near that place. Upon shire estates, respecting which there are numerous
the approach of my Lord Delamere, with part of the cbarters, we have several documents connected with
Princesses horse (according to the information returned).- certain lands in Basinge and Shirfield in Hampshire,
Account of proceedings with the insurgents.

formerly belonging to William Pawlett, 'Marquis of
1798, May 29.—Copy of letter by Catherine Carroll (at Winchester, 32 Eliz.
Hollymount, Ireland) to her mother .... 500 rebels have The Charters, several hundred in number, relate for
been killed at Hackerstown, Dumblane, and Battinglass; the most part to the history of the property or of the
we (Loyalists) have not lost a man. Baron O'Neal Strat- family by which it was for the time held. Among them
ford and 20 of his men were wounded.—The day before occur the following:
yesterday was an engagement at Gorey, in which many fell. A grant of tithes in East Hendred from the Abbey of
Last week great numbers rose in the county of Carlow, Bec to the Abbey of Reading, dated 1230.
they were met by a small party of our army who had orders An agreement between the Abbey of Bec and the
to retreat out of the Town, which they did, pursued by the Abbey of Reading as to the tithes of East Hendred.
rebels to the Barracks; 1500 of the wretches met the fate Confirmation by the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury
they deserved ; 1500 more were killed in the course of the of an agreement made between the Abbey of Bec and
same week. So Carlow is completely subdued. At the the Rector of East Hendred as to tithes.
Curragh 400 were killed. At Dunboyn 1500 rebels gave The respective seals of the Abbey of Bec, of the Abbey
battle to 400 of our troops (Yeomen, Militia, and Regulars), of Reading, and of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury
who totally routed them. A flying camp at Seven are attached to these three documents, which are
Churches. A strong guard of Yeomen and Militia at Rath- perfect.
drum.-My uncle's cavalry, &c. at Wicklow. On the 14th Court Rolls for the manors of West Hanney and East
of this month, the people not attending to the Magistrate’s Hendred from 32 Hen. VI.
order to bring in arms, niy uncle Alexander (who commands Bailiff's Accounts for Catmere, 35 & 36 Edw. III.
here under Major Hardy), and Lieut. Paxton, burned a Courts held by the Prior of Noyon at East Hendred
house at Mundaff; before the next evening thousands of and East Hanney, 12 & 13 Ric. II.
pikes and all sorts of arms were brought in. Colonel Court Rolls of West Hanney, A.D. 1419, 1433, [1494,
Keating, of Naraghmore, is strongly suspected ; his regi- and 1541.
ment are nearly all traitors ;—they were brought into Naas A deed by which William Egston, going to Rome,
by the Wicklow Militiay who took all their arms from them, A.D. 1477, makes a conveyance of his lands to trustees
turned their clothes wrong side out, and whipped them in for settlement by them in the event of his death.
the barracks. A brother of Sir Thomas Esmond, and two

The following Manuscripts are preserved at East
other ci-devant gentlemen, have been hung at Kildare.-

Hendred :
The flag of Liberty was to have been hoisted at Birming-
ham Tower, at the Castle, on the 20th, where 'tis to be hoped “ A coppye of a thinge worthye of the remembrance,
Lord Edward Fitzgerald's head will soon be.

" that ys, the Confessyone of one Mr. Rycharde

“ Allingetone, one of the sonnes of Sir Gyles Allingtone, There are a number of early deeds relating to Culverhall, “Knighte, of Cambridge sheare, and, as I thinke, he Thornbury, and other places.

maryed the syster of Sir W. Cordall, Knighte,
Of the date of 1318, 12 Edw. II., is a grant by John de “ Master then of the Rolles. The whiche confessione
Warren, Earl of Surrey, to John Vaughan (in French), with “ the sayde Richarde Allingetone, beinge (in ?] one of
a very fine seal of the Earl; on one side a horseman, with “ the Innes of Cowrte, made, lyenge upon his deathe
trappings, bearing his arms; and on the other side the " bedde in Lyncolnes Inne the xxvij. of November,
shield of Warren, chequy.

anno 1561, in the presence of dyvers, wherof sume of
Mr. Dod possesses a document dated in 1491, under the “ them are also namyde that were there then presente.”
seal of the House of St. Robert, near Knaresboro', of the A volume in 4to, copied in 1578.
Trinitarian Order, whereby Robert Bolton, the “minister” of

The Life and Character of Sir Francis Englefylde,
that House admitted John Dod and Matilda his wife to the
privileges of the Fraternity. One of the chief privileges

Knight, Privy Councellor to Queene Mary," In 4to.
was that of choosing yearly a Confessor, who could grant
absolution in all cases except those specially reserved for

“A catalogue of those that suffered death, as well
the Holy See; and once during the life of grantee give

“ under King Henry as Queene Elizabeth and King absolution even in the cases so reserved, and plenary absolu

James, from the year of our Lord 1535, and 27 of
tion at the point of death. On the back of the document

King Henry's Reigne, unto the year 1618.” In 4to.
are three forms of absolution-1. The annual absolution.
2. The full absolution once during life. 3. The full abso-

Pedigree of the family of Bruning, of Wymering anci
lution at point of death, and remission of the pains of

East Meon, near Havant, co. Hampshire, from Edw. I.

At the end is a signed attestation, to the effect that
purgatory. (A similar document will be found noticed in
the report on the Neville charter chest.) The document has

“ This Pedegree was collected by me, Jo. Philipot,

“ Somersett Herald of Armes, in the year of our Lord
been printed in the Archæological Journal.
In the hall at Llanerch hangs an elaborate Pedigree, on a

1629.” A well executed roll, upon vellum,

"A short account of the Chappell belonging to the
circular piece of velluin, of Sir Peter Mutton, Kt., Chief
Justice of North Wales, with some of the descents of Lady

mannor house of the mannor of Arches, now-a-dayes
Mutton his wife, and all the coats that Mr. Mutton

“ knowne by the name of the Chappel of S. Amen, in Davies is of right to bear, being 27 in all. About 60 shields

" the parish of East Hendred.” of arms are ranged round the circumference. The shield

A little monument to the once famous abbey and of arms with many quarterings of Mutton Davies is in the

“ borough of Glastonbury, collected out of some centre.

“ of our best antiquaries and historians, and finish't

Aprill the 28th, 1716.”
It is with great pleasure that I acknowledge Mr. Dod's A volume, in folio, consisting of 119 pp., begun in
kind hospitality at Llanerch.

Sept. 1714.
ALFRED J. HORWOOD. Letters from Thomas Hearne, the Oxford antiquary,

to “Charles Eyston, Esq., at East Hendred, near Wan

tage, in Berks.” They relate chiefly to matters of

historical and antiquarian interest, and are of the
THE MANUSCRIPTS OF C. J. Eyston, Esq., OF East following dates :-

8 Sept. 1718.

9 Nov. 1718.

2 Oct. 1718 (with draft of 15 Feb. 1718-9. O J. ESS. The Manuscripts in the possession of C. J. Eyston, reply).

6 June 1719. Jox, Esq. Esq., of East Hendred, near Wantage, derive their chief 18 Oct. 1718.

15 April 1720.
interest from the light which they throw as well upon
the family history of the successive owners of the pro- Original letter of Richard Rawlinson to Charles
perty which he possesses, as also upon the history of Eyston, dated London, 21 March 1718–9.
the neighbourhood. The estates have been in the hands A paper to the effect that on Wednesday, 10 Oct. 1694, .
of the family of Eyston from a date shortly before at the Old Bailey, Edw. Repington, Esq., was brought
1st Nov. 1443, at which time John Eyston was in to the bar before Lord C. J. Holt, he having been
possession. Previous to this date they were in the found guilty of murder, but respited for a certain time.
successive occupation of the families of Turberville He addressed the court, concluding with these words
from (or before) 1216 to 1323, of Arches from 1323 to I despise your court, and your government, and your
1433, of Stowe from 1433 to 1443, and of Eyston from “ little Dutch king, and your Dutch government, and
that latter date to the present time. The history of the " if you speak but one word more I'll stamp you all

pp. 9.

pp. 14.

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