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SIR J. Lawson.
SIB W. THROCKMORTOX.
where I had been always assured I should meet with family of Throckmorton and its branches. The charters
The entire collection is placed in a strong room, ap-
staircase. The smaller documents fill eight oaken chests
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.
They, however, require a more accurate arrangement,
and are well worthy of it.
I must not forget to mention that one interesting-
looking coffer could not be opened. It is of old oak,
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
coffer are consequently unknown.
under two heads, those documents, namely, which are of
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
have been seriously injured by reason of their dangerous
The more ancient charters relate chiefly to the follow-
(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,
Windsor, and Wytlebury (priory of).
volume referred to, there is also a collection of similar
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 :
54 God+be in mihede,
- 110 And in mi understödyng;
33 God+be in mi mouthe,
21 And in my spekeying;
75 God+be in my hartt,
20 And ad my departyng.
80 Edward VI.
15 I beg to acknowledge the kind hospitality of Sir John
22 Lawson at Brough Hall.
- 127 ALFRED J. HORWOOD.
21 Charles I.
Charles II. . 17
Under this division of the subject the following docu-
ments may be noticed :--
festum B. Petri ad Vincula proximo sequens.
Peter Courtenay to participate in all the spiritual goods
SIR W. THROCK MORTON.
SIR W. TROCK (ORTOX,
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,
to Mary Throckmorton to Berks, 7th Aug. 1647.
22. Will of Sir Robert Throckmorton, 13th Jan. 1650.
Throckmorton, from Michaelmas 1643 to Lady-day 1650.
12. Another roll, respecting the property of the said A folio volume.
26. The Antiquities of Morton Brutes, by William
28. A large collection of original correspondence
15. Commission from Pope John (XXIII.) to Thomas From about 1670 to 1750.
30. A miscellaneous collection of letters written by
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
in 1761. In this series of letters she is frequently
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
Mr. Handel has not due
“ honour done him, and I am excessively angry about
6. “The order of the arraignment of Sir Nicholas made by the Catholics of England to obtain a mitiga-
32. A series of letters written in 1792 and 1793 by
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
11. Survey of the manor of the White Ladies, co. Throckmorton and Charles Butler, Esq., of Lincoln's
Inn, and the Rev. J. Berington.
above descriptions. Among these may be specified
End. “ And wake to raptures in a world to come.”
edit. 1871.] Apparently in the poet's handwriting.
ton by “the Hermit of Felpsham,” and dated Aug. 15
“ 1780,” and addressed "To Mr. Berington, at No. 31
Another from the same to the same, dated “Feb. 24,
Both of these letters are in Wesley's handwriting.
HALL DOD, Es
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
because yt was tolde so manye wayes ; for one tyme they
a great sum of money, and had moked the frenche Kinge,
revolte when the French kinge dyd enter Germanye ; but
nowe they report as your heyghnes doth wryte. I have no
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
fine large folio, containing Wyclif's translation into English liberalitye extended towardes me at this tyme, the which I
praye for youe for the same, and seinge that your Majestye
god wyllynge, I wyll not. Thus I wysh your heghnes
better to doo then myn own hart. From Paris, the 4th of
Marge, at two of the clok after midnigthe.
Your Heyghnesys duringe life,
(Indorsed) To the Kinges most excellent Majestye.
Oxford (bis) and Suffolk, are placed the names of Captains
1604, Jan. 17.—Peter Mutton (at Lincoln's Inn) to his
mother, on the occasion of his first marriage. (He married
an orphan girl of about 12 years of age; he was afterwards
A letter from Peter Mutton to his cousin, Robert Davies,
—asking him to come and help expel some men who had
for Ravenscroft, Geo. Hope, and Robert Davies (whom he ad-
the meantime the town may be furnished with another of
Davies, of Gwysanney, gives foreign news.
1631, July 29.-3. (Earl of) Bridgewater to Robert
Davies.- (After some business matters.) I should be glad
1633, Oct. 3 and Feb. 24.-Orders to the Constables of
below named to be present at the view of arms of Shrews-
him and Sir Walter Pye, touching the Judicial Seal which
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
Bridgman died that day at one of the clock. Asks Davies
to use his influence that he (Lloyd) may succeed Bridge
1639, Jan. 13.—E. Martyn (at Ludlow Castle) to Lieut.-
Mr. Solicitor having received an answer from his townsmen
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.
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
the Swan, at Warwick.--Search Thornton's house strictly,
1660, March 6.—Thomas Price (at Dublin) to Robert
shall soon be dealt with all by law.
1661, April 8.-The Earl of Derby (at Chester) to all his
men-of-war, tryed for treasonous words, but acquit by his
have great talk of the Dutch coming ;-—that they intend to
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
Crosby, also receives illustration. Besides the Berk- TON, Esq.
formerly belonging to William Pawlett, 'Marquis of
The following Manuscripts are preserved at East
" 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,
anno 1561, in the presence of dyvers, wherof sume of
“ The Life and Character of Sir Francis Englefylde,
Knight, Privy Councellor to Queene Mary," In 4to.
“A catalogue of those that suffered death, as well
“ 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
King Henry's Reigne, unto the year 1618.” In 4to.
Pedigree of the family of Bruning, of Wymering anci
East Meon, near Havant, co. Hampshire, from Edw. I.
At the end is a signed attestation, to the effect that
“ This Pedegree was collected by me, Jo. Philipot,
“ Somersett Herald of Armes, in the year of our Lord
“ 1629.” A well executed roll, upon vellum,
"A short account of the Chappell belonging to the
mannor house of the mannor of Arches, now-a-dayes
“ 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.”
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
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.