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where I had been always assured I should meet with many friends equally disposed to exert their loyalty to their native King, und to shake off a foreign yoke under which the Nation has so long groaned. I have now put into their hands an opportunity of doing both, by repairing with what strength every man can to my army, from which the Enemy industriously keeps at such a distance. The particular character I have heard of you, makes me hope to see You among the first. I am persuaded you will not baulk my expectations, and you need not doubt but I shall always remember to your advantage the example you shall thus have put to your neighbours, and consequently to all England.

CHARLES, P. R. The above letter was inclosed in the following from the Earl of Perth:

1745, Nov. 27.—Preston.-Sir, The Prince has ordered me to send the inclosed, and I suppose that so kind an Invitation (from one] who comes to fight as much for the good of his subjects as for the recovering of his own 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 true British hearts, as I don't doubt but you will answer it as far as lies in your power. He desires me to tell you, that in case the circumstances of the Country you are in is such as you can think to raise any men in it, He intends that you should concert with the rest of the Gentlemen that you think will join you in the country. The Commissions that you may respectively take upon yourself, and he will confirm them imme. diately. It will be lookt upon as a Batalion if it come to the number of four or five hundred men or upwards. But whatever numbers you bring will be acceptable, tho' they were below that, and even tho' they were very small, your own joining in person will be very agreeable to him and be very usefull to the cause, and I am perswaded you will think it very much to your honour. As I have to have the pleasure of seeing you soon I shall add no more but that I am, with the sincerest regard, Sir, your most obedient humble servant,

PERTH. P.S.- This was directed, but it was judged proper to score it out for the more security.

In a portfolio there are numerous deeds and other documents mounted; among these I noticed,

1518.--Certification by John, Prior of Mount Grace, of a deposition by Thomas Lawson, a monk.

29 Hen. VIII., July 4.-Letters patent under the great seal, reciting the Act of Parliament of 21 Hen. VIII., the King exempts the Priory of St. Mary of Nesham, co. York, from the operation of the Act.-Johanna Lawson, prioress of the order of St. Benet, to be Prioress of the House.- Enrolled.

1537.-Lease, with seal of the priory of Nesham.

32 Hen. VIII., Oct. 1.-Grant under the great seal to James Lawson, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, of the house, site of the monastery of Nesham, church, bell-tower, and cemetery. The consideration was 2271. 58.

In the library are several beautifully printed Books of Hours of Sarum use. One of them is in agenda form, 5 inches by 21. On the title page are the following lines:

God+be in mihede,
And in mi understödyng;
God+be i myn hyesse [eyes),
And in min lokeyng;
God+be in mi mouthe,
And in my spekeying;
God+be in my hartt,
And in my thought :
God+be at myne yende,

And ad my departyng.
I beg to acknowledge the kind hospitality of Sir John
Lawson at Brough Hall.


family of Throckmorton and its branches. The charters begin with the early part of the reign of Henry III., and come down to about the year 1680. The more modern title deeds have been removed from Coughton and are kept elsewhere.

Besides these title deeds, strictly so called, there exists along with them a voluminous series of miscellaneous documents, such as letters, papers, &c. of various ages and derived from various sources. At present it is impossible to specify these in detail, but in due time they will doubtless receive a more careful examination.

The entire collection is placed in a strong room, apparently fire-proof, which leads from the principal staircase. The smaller documents fill eight oaken chests of various sizes, while those of larger dimensions are placed on shelves. The whole are in a good state of 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, bound with bars of polished steel, and of considerable antiquity, as well as elegance of workmanship. A steel plate covers a large portion of the front, and thus the key-hole (if there be one) is inaccessible. The plate is secured by a spring, as it would seem. At all events it baffled our attempts to remove it; the contents of the coffer are consequently unknown.

The entire collection may conveniently be arranged under two heads, those documents, namely, which are of an early date, and those which relate to more modern times; and under these two divisions I shall now proceed to describe them.

I. A very large folio volume consisting of, apparently, between 1,800 and 2,000 documents of all ages and sizes, and relative to all subjects, local and personal, civil and religious, from early in the reign of Henry III. to the middle of last century. The formation of this volume and its present arrangement is due to the suggestion of the late Mr. Hamper, of Birmingham, several of whose letters respecting it are preserved at Coughton. The plan is not judicious; the great size of the volume, 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 proximity to each other.

The more ancient charters relate chiefly to the following localities:-Astwood, Audebury (co. Oxon.), Aspus (co. Warw.), Brouctone, Cliftone, Chechele, Ekyntone, Emberton, Filgrave, Fladbury, Gayburst, Helpistone, Hortone, Hanslape, Hyde, Lathbury, Lavendone, Middleton-Keynes, Olney, Plumberwe, Newport Pag. nel, Rokkesdone, Ravenstone, Shringtone, Staverton, Schadewelle, Stodham, Sutton, Stoke-Goldington, Syngleberwe, Turveye, Wodeberghe, Weston-Underwood, Windsor, and Wytlebury (priory of).

In addition to these early charters pasted into the volume referred to, there is also a collection of similar documents tied up in bundles, which relate to the same localities. The numbers are as follows:Of the reign of Henry III. - . 82 documents.

Edward I. . . 54
Edward II. -
Edward III. .
Richard II. .
Henry IV. -
Henry V.
Henry VI.
Edward IV.
Richard III.
Henry VII.
Henry VIII. .
Edward VI. .
Mary -

- - 22
Elizabeth - - 127
James I. -
Charles I.
James I., Charles I.,

Charles II. · · 17 Under this division of the subject the following documents may be noticed :-

1. Compotus Henrici de Dereham de manerio domini Roberti le Finel apud Westone, a festo S. Michaelis anno regni regis Edwardi (primi] xxix. finiente usque festum B. Petri ad Vincula proximo sequens.

2. John Bokyngham, prior of Shene, admits master Peter Courtenay to participate in all the spiritual goods and benefits of that house." Dated 6 Aug. 1453.

3. Will of Avice Rooche, of Wardington, A.D. 1429. 4. Rental of Wavendono, temp. Hen. IV.



BART., AT COUGHTON Court, WARWICKSHIRE. By the kindness of Sir Nicholas William Throckmorton, Bart., I have had the opportunity of examining at my leisure the collection of charters and papers connected with the history of his family. These are deposited at Coughton Court, near Redditch, in the county of Warwick.

This series of documents is at once extensive, ancient, and interesting. It embraces the title deeds of the estates which still are, or once were the property of the



5. Court Rolls of Spernovere or Spernore (hodie Spernall), from 7 Edw. II.

6. Court Rolls of Chadsley Corbet, from Hen. IV. 7. Bailiffs' accounts of Oversley, from 3 Ric. II. 8. Bailiffs' accounts of Coughton, from 28 Hen. VIII.

9. License from Henry VI. to Mary Throckmorton to grant lands to the abbot of Evesham.

10. Lease by the abbot of Evesham to Robert Throckmorton of the manor of Sourburne, 8 March, 29 Hen. VIII., together with various documents connected with the said manor.

11. A roll upon paper, of the 15th century, containing, among other matter, " The last will and testament of “ Richard Beauchampe, Earle of Warrewyke and of “ Allebermarle, made by me at Rouene the last daie “ of Averyle the yere of our Lorde M.CCCCXXIX.”

12. Another roll, respecting the property of the said Earl.

13. Another roll, containing a copy of the petition of Anne, Countess of Warwick, for the repelling of an Act of Parliament against her.

14. Another roll, containing copies of Fines respecting the lands late belonging to the said Earl of Warwick

15. Commission from Pope John (XXIII.] to Thomas Balding, canon of Hereford, authorising him to sanction the alienation of the manor of Throckmorton, if he finds it to the advantage of the Bishop of Hereford. Con stance, 2 kal. Feb., 5 pont. (31 Jan. 1415]. With & leaden bull appended.

16. Commission from Pope Martin (V.] to the abbot of Pershore, authorising him to permit the alienation of the manor of Throckmorton, if he finds it to the benefit of the Bishop of Worcester. Geneva, 7 id. Julii, 1 pont. [9 July 1418]. With a leaden bull appended..

II. Among the more modern papers the following collections and separate documents seem to demand a more special notice :

1. Original letter from the Duke of Gloucester, Great Chamberlain, Constable, and Admiral of England (afterwards King Richard III.]. Is informed that the person addressed has been “ laboured” by certain persons to deliver such evidences as appertain to the Iordship of Weston-Underwood; but desires that this in nowise be assented unto. Sheriff-Hutton, 16 Aug. No address.

2. A thick folio volume, containing original Rent Rolls of the manor of Weston Underwood, from 1444 to 1471.

3. Wills of various members of the family of Throckmorton, from 1518 to 1700.

4. Bundles of receipts for money paid, from 5 Edw. VI.

5. Will of Humphrey Packington, of the city of Worcester, A.D. 1555 ; a contemporary roll, upon paper.

6. “ The order of the arraignment of Sir Nicholas “ Throckmorton, knight, in the Guild Hall of London, “ 17 April 1554 ; expressed in a dialogue, for the better " understanding of every man's part.” A contemporaneous copy, in folio, consisting of 20 pp.

7. Letter from “ Jo. Cantuar” (John Whitgift, arch. bishop of Canterbury] to Sir Thomas Heneage, about the custody of Mr. Throckmorton, a popish Recusant. Lambeth, 21 Jan. 1587.

8. A rental book of the manor of Chadsley Corbet and other estates, from A.D. 1586 to 1589.

9. A similar volume, from A.D. 1596 to 1605.
10. Household expenses at Coughton, A.D. 1585.

11. Survey of the manor of the White Ladies, co. Salop, A.D. 1587. 18 pages.

12. The Life and Death of Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, a poem, transcribed A.D. 1678, corrected throughout by William Cole, the Cambridge Antiquary. It consists of 57 pages in folio.

13. Life of Edward Throckmorton, who died in the English College at Rome, 18 Nov. 1582, in the 20th year of his age. Dated at the end, 28 May 1627. This transcript, consisting of 82 pp. in 4to., was finished at Coughton on 5 Sept. 1677, at two o'clock after dinner.

14. “ Gens Throckmortiana ; or, a History of the “ family of Throckmorton.” A folio, in the handwriting of Sir Robert Throckmorton.

15. Pedigree of the family of Throckmorton, by Browne Willis, Esq.

16. Memorandums of Sir Robert Throckmorton, Bart., from 1612 to 1701, in his own handwriting, chiefly relating to the management of his property and to family affairs. A quarto volume, bound.

17. Antiquities, from Mr. Abington's manuscripts, of Throckmorton and Fladbury.

18. Alliances between the Throckmortons and Berke. leys, from the Berkeleye MSS.

19. Extracts from Doomsday Book relating to Weston and other places belonging to the Throckmorton family.

20. “ Some account of Sir Thomas Throckmorton, " sonne of Sir Thomas Throckmorton, Knt.”

21. Survey of the manor and rectory of Buckland, co. Berks, 7th Aug. 1647.

22. Will of Sir Robert Throckmorton, 13th Jan. 1650.

23. Abstract of the title of Elizabeth, late wife of George Catesbye, for her jointure.

24. Account of the present expenditure of Sir Fr. Throckmorton, from Michaelmas 1643 to Lady-day 1650. A folio volume.

25. Licences to Recusants, permitting them to travel beyond five miles from their usual place of residence, granted to members of the Throgmorton family, from A.D. 1618 to 1639, with a few dated in 1645 and 1671. A folio volume.

26. The Antiquities of Morton Brutes, by William Habington, esquire. 4to.

27. Pedigree of the family of Nanfan. 4to.

28. A large collection of original correspondence concerning legal matters connected for the most part with the family of Throckmorton, or their property. From about 1670 to 1750.

2 9. A large collection of letters addressed to Sir Robert and Lady Throckmorton and various members of their family, while at Bath, London, Southampton, Weston, &c., about the year 1750.

30. A miscellaneous collection of letters written by various persons to members of the Throckmorton family, from about 1690 to 1750. Many anecdotes illustrative of the history, the politics, and the scandal of the times may be gleaned from these letters. Thus, in a letter dated “Bullstrode” [Street], Dec. 27, 1734, occurs the following passage : . . . I don't pity “ Handell in the least, for I hope this mortification will make him a human creature; for I am sure before “ he was no better than a brute, when he could treat "civilized people with so much brutality as I know he “ has done." . . . This letter bears no signature nor address, but the person to whom it was sent was apparently Catherine, daughter of George Collingwood, Esq., of Estlington, co. Northumberland, who became the second wife of Sir Robert Throckmorton; she died in 1761. In this series of letters she is frequently addressed as “My dear Cauliflower."

A letter from Mr. Pennington to “Mrs. Catherine “ Collingwood, at the Bath,” dated 19th Feb. 1736-7, expresses a different sentiment respecting the great composer. “. . . Partys run high in musick, as " when you shone among us. Mr. Handel has not due “ honour done him, and I am excessively angry about " it, which you know is of vast consequence."

31. A series of letters connected with the efforts made by the Catholics of England to obtain a mitigation of the civil disabilities under which they laboured. Written towards the end of last century and the beginning of the present.

32. A series of letters written in 1792 and 1793 by various members of the family of Throckmorton, addressed to William Throckmorton, Esq., 23, Lincoln's Inn. The writers were on a tour through France, Switzerland, and Italy, and recount with much spirit and humour many of the occurrences which took place.

33. A large collection of miscellaneous letters and papers, being the correspondence between Sir John Throckmorton and Charles Butler, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn, and the Rev. J. Berington.

34. A large collection of miscellaneous letters and papers, written towards the middle and end of last century, which do not precisely fall within any of the above descriptions. Among these may be specified the following:

A piece of poetry, consisting of ten lines, signed “Pope:”

Beg. “Let joy or ease, let affluence or content."

End. And wake to raptures in a world to come.” Cowper's mortuary verses for A.D. 1787, 1788, and 1789. [Printed in his Poems, vol. ii., pp. 400, 403, 406, edit. 1811.] Apparently in the poet's handwriting.

Four stanzas of poetry addressed to Lady Throckmore ton by “the Hermit of Felpsham," and dated Aug. 15 1806.

Beg. Dear lady, who could find on earth.” Letter from John Wesley, dated “ City Road, Feb. 11 “ 1780,” and addressed “To Mr. Berington, at No. 31 “ Portman Square.”

Another from the same to the same, dated “Feb. 24, “ 1780.”

Both of these letters are in Wesley's handwriting.



My researches at Coughton Court were materially facilitated by the kindness and intelligence of Messrs. Pippet, senior and junior, whom Sir N. William Throck morton had instructed to give me access to the documents of which he is the owner.


The MANUSCRIPTS OF Whitehall Dod, Esq., op


WHITE The most remarkable object in this Collection is a very

HALL fine large folio, containing Wyclif's translation into English DOD, Esq.

of the Old Testament and the Apocryphal Books: written in double columns on vellum, c. 1400.

ere is an original letter by Barnaby Fitzpatrick to Edward 6th, and many 17th century letters. All which present any point of interest are noted below

A 4to, volume, containing a Catalogue of Pictures in the House, with letters of members of the family.

(16 .. ) June 8.-Thomas Davies to his brother .... I have been many times with the Prince, who has received 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, for the Kinge to give a despatch, which we expect every houre. I am for Irland or ells for no place.... I must do as Lam advised by him that preferes me; the Spanish Embassador is ready to goe, and shall not take his leave of the Kinge which he sues hard for. .... My Lord Treassurer is inlardged; my Lord Bristow is not examined as yeate, but he expects to have Commissioners appointed every hour for his examination. (Thomas Davies was Colonel in the service of King Charles I., and constable of Hawarden Castle, in 1643. He married Dorothy, daughter of Robert Morgan. The two next letters are in another volume.)

(No year).-Four letters from Thomas Davies to his brother, from the Low Countries, where he seems to have taken service.

(16.. ), March 26.- Thomas Davies (at London), to his brother.-I am redy for the first wind. I can not find any certain resolution in the King for the sending of any men over; yet the Lords offer largely, and so do the Citizens; for they would give £1,000 a-week towards the war if the King will send men ; the Low Countries give £10,000 a month as long as the war endures. The King was at Poules yesterday; there was great expectation that he would have declared himself there, but nothing was done.- Lord Bridgewater ill of the gout.

1643-9, Nov. 11.- Arthur Capell (at Shrewsbury) to Col. Davyes.-Authorises him to take into his especial care and charge the Castle of Flint, notwithstanding any trust or command layd upon Captain Gryffyth by Col. Ellice, “ which I hereby repeale."

1626, Oct. 30.-Certificate signed by Thomas Coventrye, C.S., and Julius Cæsar, that Sir Peter Mutton, one of the Masters in Chancery, had subscribed for the loan to the King, and paid 61.

1649, Nov. 26.-Goldsmith's Hall.- Receipt for 251. 10s. from Thomas Davies, for delinquency.

A folio volume, described as Mr. Foliot's and Sir W. Dugdale's Draught of Dissent (descent), out of his ancient writings. (11 leaves.) Pedigree of the Cloveleys, in two leaves.-Pedigree of Dod of Calverhall from 1393: (this goes to the end of the leaves; the last two pages are in Dugdale's handwriting).

A folio volume of letters. (1552).--Barnaby Fitzpatrick* to King Edward VI.-May it please your heygnes to understande that I have receyved your letters of the 25 of Januarye, beynge much unworthye for whom your heyghnes shulde take so much paynes to wryte so longe letters, by the whyche I understande your heyghnesys gode opynion of me, whyche duringe lyfe I entende not to deceave. Further, I understode your Heyghnesys good consyderation as touchynge my moyles whyche I dyd thynk my selfe to be as your heyghnes wry. tethe, and as for the 300 crownes, I receyved them a monthe paste, but I understood not that they were for that purpose before your Majestes letter. Further also, amongste other nues that your Heynes took paynes to wryte to me, I understode of a certayne great floud as well in Flaunders,

Zeland, and Holande, as also in Inglande, the whyche ys now made true by the report of al men here; and as for the revoltynge of the Duke Mores, we had hyt here a greate whyle agooe, but I durst not wryt to your heyghnes because yt was tolde so manye wayes ; for one tyme they 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 your heyghnes most humble and hartye thankes for your liberalitye extended towardes me at this tyme, the which I can not deserve, but durynge my lyfe shal be bound to praye for youe for the same, and seinge that your Majestye doth saye that my letters are so pleasant to you, I were to far to blame yf I would suffer you to want them, the whiche, 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,

BARNABE FIZPATRIK. (Indorsed) To the Kinges most excellent Majestye.

1588, August.-An estimate of the several sort of weapons of Her Majesty's forces presentlie at the campe at West Tilbury.

This is arranged in columns. Against the Shires of Essex, Berks, Surrey, Bucks, Hertford, Bedford, Oxford, London, Oxford (bis) and Suffolk, are placed the names of Captains and a certain number of Targetts, Musketts, Halberds, Pikes, Bows, and Calivers. (In all, 32 Targets, 1070 Muskets, 861 Halberds, 2917 Pikes, 1581 Bows, and 4169 Calivers.)—The paper is indorsed, “A form of dividing “ weapons for an army of souldiers.”

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 judge.)

A letter from Peter Mutton to his cousin, Robert Davies, -asking him to come and help expel some men who had made forcible entry on his lands.

1620, Nov. 7.-J. (Earl of) Bridgewater to Thomas Ravenscroft, Geo. Hope, and Robert Davies (whom he addresses as Good Cousens). He says that he desires to have his cosen William Ravenscroft of the Parliament House for the borough of Flint in the next Parliament, which was to begin the 16th of January next ;-desires that an Indenture may be sent with a blank, so that if he provide for him in the meantime the town may be furnished with another of his nomination. If the burgesses object to the blank, he tells them to put in William Ravenscroft.

1624, Feb. 12.-Hugh Conway (at Bewdley) to Robert Davies, of Gwysanney, gives foreign news.

1631, July 29.-J. (Earl of) Bridgewater to Robert Davies.-(After some business matters.) I should be glad to hear of the ceasing of the plague at Wrexham and in Shropshire.

1633, Oct. 3 and Feb. 24.-Orders to the Constables of the Allotment of Preece, Co. Salop, to have certain persons below named to be present at the view of arms of Shrewsbury.

1636, May 9.-Marmaduke Lloyd (at Ludlow) to Lieut.Col. Davies, at the Right Honourable the Lord President of Wales his house in Barbican, London. After compliments, he says that there is like to be a variance between 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 was to account for the profits of the Seal to the King, or to his farmer, &c. &c. .... By reason of Sir W. Pye keeping the Seal, there was great delay of justice, &c.; he remaining in London the greatest part of the year, and he (Lloyd) in the furthest part of Wales.-He shall be forced to petition the King and Lord President unless he can get it on such terms as Pye's father had it of Baron Snigge; but James Newton told him in London that Sir Walter Pye's father paid 601. for it ; but he had three lives and now one is determined, so that after that rate he can demand but fourscore for the two lives :-it is not worth, communibus annis, more than 101. per annum.Asks him to confer with James Newton, and then with Sir W. Pve.

1637, Feb. 5.— The same to the same.-Says Sir John Bridgman died that day at one of the clock, Asks Davies to use his influence that he (Lloyd) may succeed Bridgman.

1639, Jan. 13.-E. Martyn (at Ludlow Castle) to Lieut.Col. Davies, at Bridgwater House, Barbican.-.. Mr. Solicitor having received an answer from his townsmen not answerable to his expectations, declines his desire of

naby Bitynatrick was a boy of noble family, and had been " 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. father to the infant son of Henry 2nd of France. In 1772 Horace Walpole printed seven letters from King Edward to Fitzpatrick, including that of the 25th January, which is mentioned in the letter printed above. The use of the word nues (news) will be remarked,

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

HALL friends and their votes for Mr. Baldwin, who importunately to Mr. Broughton, in answer to certain questions; viz.,

DOD, 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 xiii. 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 & 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
1643, 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
116437, 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 ayde 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.-Thomas 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


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

as far as Coventry, found they were dispersed, and laid Crosby, also receives illustration. Besides the Berk- TOS, 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 charters, 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, ny 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 alí 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
other ci-devant gentlemen, have been hung at Kildare.-

The following Manuscripts are preserved at East
The flag of Liberty was to have been hoisted at Birming-

Hendred :-
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 xxvijth, 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

" under King Henry as Queene Elizabeth and King
the Holy See; and once during the life of grantee giver
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.

pp. 14. 2. The full absolution once during life. 3. The full abso

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

East Meon, near Havant, co. Hampshire, from Edw. I. purgatory. (A similar document will be found noticed in

At the end is a signed attestation, to the effect that the report on the Neville charter chest.)

“ This Pedegree was collected by me, Jo. Philipot, The document has

“ Somersett Herald of Armes, in the year of our Lord been printed in the Archaeological Journal.

“ 1629.” A well executed roll, upon vellum,
In the hall at Llanerch hangs an elaborate Pedigree, on a

“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

" the parish of East Hendred.”
Davies is of right to bear, being 27 in all. About 60 shields
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

“ 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. ( J. Ess. The Manuscripts in the possession of C. J. Eyston,

6 June 1719. JON, 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.

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