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J. Eys. “ under my feet. ..... Then he began to rave and “ said originall were of his said master's owne hand, C. J. ETSs, Esq. “ stamp upon the ground with his foot. So he was " writinge.”
TOX, Esq. " ordered to be taken from the barr.'
A carefully and neatly executed transcript, consisting Contemporaneous copy of a deed of gift, dated 25 Feb. of 468 pp. in folio. 1685, by which Madame Francis Cotton, widow, gives A volume in 4to, consisting of 412 pp. containing4001. to the Benedictine monastery of Lambspring for " The first part of the Prevarication of the Holy the maintenance of an English student.
" Church Libertys, being a copy of a manuscript taken Charles Eyston's account book of his expenses on his " originally out of the learned antiquary Sir Henry journey to Rome, beginning on the day on which he “ Spellman's library, and written (as it is sayd) by a left Hendred, which was 6 Aug. 1699.
“ Lawyer." Journal kept by the same during his journey to Rome “Yt came to the hands of Ch. Eyston, Esq., from from his landing at Dunkirk. It contains a good de. " Mr. F. Young, Ord. Min., liueing with Henry Englescription of the religious houses and churches visited “ field of White Knights, Esq., who had it from Mr. A. by him; also an account of his interview with the Pope “ Hill, Ord. Min., who lived with Sir Henry Tichborne and “that most deseruing Prince of the Church my “ att Tichborne, and he had it from the right reverend “ Lord Cardinall Norfolke" at Rome.
“ Bishop Ellis, one of the four Vicars Apostolicall. " Severall Transactions and diverse letters of Dr. “ Transcribed by William Eyston, Anno Domini, " Oliver Plunket, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of " 1706." “ Ireland, A.D. 1681." These letters are seven in num- This Treatise, in twelve chapters, traces the progress ber, inclusive of one written by Father Corker to a lady of Ecclesiastical affairs in England from the divorce of (whose name is not given), preliminary to those which King Henry VIII. till the accession of King Charles I., follow, and which passed between the said Father shortly after which event it appears to have been Corker and the Archbishop. The last contains six lines written. of Latin poetry, beginning “ Da fontem lustrare.” See
Horæ Beatæ Mariæ Virginis.
The following notices of the births of various mem-
bers of the family of Montmorency are scrawled on the over. It contains particulars regarding Lord Ross, the
margins of this manuscript:Duke of Ormond, the Earl of Sutherland, and Lord On fol. 1, “ Le xix. de Feburier lan ..... fut ne Cadogan,
“ Charles de Momorency. .... Quietus given to William Eyston and others on pay
On fol. 1, b. “Le x. de Jullet lan 1. fut nee Katerin ments made to the Crown for Recusancy, dated 1629,
" de Momorency; pour marine madame de Pamle, sa 1630, 1631, 1634, 1636, 1638, 1639, 1640, 32 and 33
“ seur, et Jaqueline sa seur ; et pour parein monsieur Charles II.
“ de Wautripon."
On fol. 2. “ Lan xv C. lij. fut nee Anne de Momorency,
“ le dernyer jour du mois de May.”
“ Pour marine mademoiselle de Bieure.” " unknowne hand.”
On fol. 3. “ Le xvj. jour du mois de Novembre xy C. Beg.: “ The Lady Anne Boulen, whom King Henry “ liiij. fut ne Bauduin de Montmorency tost apres " the Eight tooke for his second wife.”
" quatre heures du matin." A volume in folio, consisting of 53 pp.
On fol. 4, b. “Le xix Feburier lan xv C. xlvij (altered by
“ erasure) fut ne Charles de Montmorency. Pour parin “ A poor little monument to all the old pious dis " son frere Gorge de Montmorency. Et sa tante Loise " solved foundations of England; or a short history of " de Rubempre...." (a line cut off by the binder). !“ Abby's, all sorts of Monastery's, Colleges, Hospitalls, A volume in 8vo, upon vellum, of the end of the 15th “ Chantries, &c., .... to which is prefixt, in an
century, coarsely written and illuminated.
At the end occurs this memorandum written on an
erasure, by a contemporaneous hand :Introduction and Appendices.
“Istud Portiforium pertinet magistro Thoma Went
""* worth,* Rectori ecclesiæ de Barowe, in comitatu Suf. "A treatise of marryage, occasioned by yo pretended " folciæ, in decretis Bacalario.” “ Divorce of King Henry ye Eigth from Queen Cathe. This is Barrow, in Suffolk, five miles from Bury. “ rine of Arragon, devided into three Bookes, written The following obits occur in the Calendar :“ by the reverend and learned Nicholas Harpsfield, Feb. xiiij. kal. Obitus dominæ Elizabeth Spenser, " LL.D., the last Catholic Archdeacon of Canterbury.” quondam filiæ domini Roberti Tiptoft.
" It is a copy of a Manuscript whose originall was 'April. xij. kal. Obitus Margeriæ domina de Roos,
Octob. xij. kal. Obitus Rogeri Wentworthe, arm.
A.D. M.cccc.lij. Litera Dominicali A. “Eyston,” dated East Hendred, Jan. 19, 1706-7, Charles
On some of the blank leaves occur “ Regulæ de Eyston gives the additional information that the Mr.
“ Imaginibus velandis ;" “ De modo thurificandi altare Francis Hildesley, the owner of the manuscript from " et chorum." &c. which the present copy is taken, was “ Uncle to your A volume in 8vo, upon vellum, of English execution, “ Aunt Eyston."
damaged at the end. Prefixed is “ The Life and character of Dr. Nicholas “ Harpesfield, the author of this MS., entitled A Trea My best thanks are due to Mr. Eyston for the libe. “ tise of Marriage."
rality with which he permitted me to examine his "The Epistle to the gentle Reader ” begins thus: papers, and for the hospitality which I experienced “ It is an old, true, sad saying (gentle Reader), that during my pleasant visit to East Hendred. “ truth is the daughter of time."
Jos. STEVENSON, The first book begins: “Forasmuch as this matter “ is incident to the life and doings of Sir Thomas “ Moore."
The whole work ends with these words: “... God THE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE REV. FRANCIS HOPKINSON, “ long preserve to his glory and the advanceinge of
LL.D., MALVERN WELLS, Co. WORCESTER. “ the Catholicke faith, and to the comfort of all her This Collection is miscellaneous ; but the majority of REV. F. “ true loveing subjects."
the documents are of intrinsic value and of historical At the end of the copy from which this was tran
interest, and being evidently portions of the Exchequer scribed there is this note following :
Documents inadvertently dispersed some years ago, I “ This coppy was taken from the originall, which was “ found by Mr. Topliffe [sic] in the house of William " Carter, some time servant to the said Doctor Nicho
* A.D. 1474, Thomas Wentworth, ad præsentationom dominæ Mar. fi las Harpsfield, who confessed that two leaves of the
geriæ (de Roos). See The History and Antiquities of Suffolk, Thingoo Hundred, by John Gage, p, 17,
have thought it well to give a rather full notice of them, HOPKINSON.
because if they had remained in their former place of deposit, they would possibly have taken their places in the Calendars of State Papers now in progress under the direction of his Lordship the Master of the Rolls.
13th century (end of). A piece of parchment about 9 inches square, written on both sides: it is headed “ De Testa de Neville," and contains extracts from returns to Inquisitions for the Counties of Gloucester and Hereford, nearly agreeing with those in the volume called Testa de Nevill printed by the late Record Commission in 1807. An examination of the original returns at the Record Office shows that this fragment is not an original return. But it appears to be a return made into the Exchequer, in obedience to some writ, and to have been filed with the writ and perhaps other documents. It contains extracts from the original returns, but not in the same sequence, for portions of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. Begins, Henricus Pigot tenet (printed edn., p. 67, col. 1). Begins (back), Robert Erkenbaud (printed edn., p. 77, col. 2).
1315. A skin of parchment, about 20 inches long by 9 inches broad. The contents are in Latin and are headed, “ Jewels found in two coffers of the wardrobe “ of the time of Sir J. de Warke, opened in the pre“ sence of the King in Windsor Park on Circumcision “ day in the 8th year, and given by the King to divers “ persons named below; which said jewels were de“ livered and assigned by the King to the below named “ at Langley on the 4' day of January in the 8' year, " by the view of Sir W. de Melton."
Each entry contains a description of the thing given, its weight and its value, and the person to whom it was given. Nearly all were New Year's gifts. They consisted of silver-gilt cups, silver-gilt dishes, gold brooches set with emeralds and gold flowers. To the Queen Isabella he sent a cup and dish of gold, value 260 marks. The other donees were the Lady Elizabeth, Countess of Hereford; Mary, the King's sister, a nun at Ambresbury; the Countess Warrenne; Margaret, Countess of Cornwall; Lady Eleanor le Despenser; Isabella Lady de Vescy, the wife of H. de Beaumout, Earl of Boghan; Thomas de Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk, the King's brother; Edmund de Woodstock, the King's brother ; Lady Ida de Clynton ; Lady Joan, wife of Sir J. Launge; Lady Emeline, governess (ma gestre) to the King's son ; Lady . . , wife of Sir Ebulo de Montibus ; Lord Edward, the King's son, with his blessing ; Giles de Avantcourt, valet of the Count de Barre, when he came to the King with letters from the Court in company with Sir Aubert de Narcy, one of the said Count's knights, and on his return to the Court with the King's letters ; the said Aubert de Nercy; Jordan de Insula, shield-bearer of Gascony. To brother Philip de Bartone the King gave two little gold flowers for the King's oblations at Epiphany; and two cloths of Tky to Richard de Lusterhull, as an offering in Trinity Church at Canterbury for the soul of Sir Peter de Gaveston, deceased.
The seven last seem to have had their gifts from the wardrobe store, and not out of the two chests, and several of these are noted as “to be entered in the “ book,"
1432, 11 Hen. VI. One leaf of returns of chattels of outlaws and felons and fugitives. It is of 538. 10d., goods of Richard Goldying of London, mason, outlawed in Sussex, 22 January, 11 Hen. VI., at the suit of William Mason in a plea of debt; viz., one staff called Gysearm, value 4d; one baselard, 4d. ; two peraprids, two sawcers, and one pewter dish, 14d; one papanne, 2d.; one pair of cobbardes. Also, 6s. for divers goods of John Cokke, of Heese, in the co. of Middlesex, car penter, outlawed 13 April, 10 Hen. V., at the suit of John Pafford, junior, in a plea of debt.
1199. Sign Manual of Henry VII. to an order for cloth, scarlet in grayn, for one of his physicians.
1511. Sign Manual of Henry VIII. to an order for dress for nine henchmen, and the master of them. For each a demi-gown of tawney medley furred in fox throtis, and another of tawney damask furred with black bayer (bear); a doublet of black velvet, and another of tawney satin ; 3 shirts, 4 pair of hose (one of them scarlet), 4 pair of double-soled shoes, with as many pair of pinsons, 2 caps, 2 hats, i hatband of sarsenet, 2 laces, 2 girdles of silk, 2 doz. poynts of riband silk, and 4 dozen of lether; 2 broches.
Henry VIII. A vellum skin, about 33 inches long by 7 inches wide, containing a list of Cardinal Wolsey's household. It gives the descriptions and numbers of the various officers and servants. In the Chapel were a Dean Divine, a subdean, Clerk of the Closet, Repeater
of the Quier, a Gospeller, a Pistler, Singing priests 10, REF. F. Singing men 12, a master of the Children, Children 10, HOPKINSOS a servant to wait upon them, 1 Yeoman, 2 Groomes, and 4 Retayners in the Vestrie, 2 Cupbearers, 2 Pillar bearers, (total 51). Then follow lists for the Privie Chamber, the Great Chamber, Officers in the Hall, In the Hall Kitchen, In the Privie Kitchen, In the Scald. ing house, In the Pantry, In the Buttry, In the Eurye, In the Cellar, In the Chaundrie, In the Wafrie, In the Wardrobe, In the Laundry, In the Backehouse, In the Barne, In the Garden, Porters at the Gate, The Stable, The Almorye, Other officers (including a herald at arms and 4 musicians) and officers of the Chancey.
The total number was 422.
The handwriting of this roll seems to be of the 17th century. In the margin is a short notice of Sir Isaac Newton, and a statement by Thomas Newton in 1774, that Queen Anne bad given the document to Sir Isaac Newton.
Henry VIII. Two large folio leaves of vellum, in beautiful condition. These have seemingly been extracted from a Wardrobe book of Anne (Boleyn), 2nd wife of Henry VIII., or of Queen Mary. Among the entries are three for Lady Jane Seamor (Seymour), 12 pair of leather socks for Johanna the Queen's fool, 9 doz. of buttons of various colours for William Somer, who in another entry is called stolid' Regince.
1558, Dec. 19, 1 Eliz. Queen Elizabeth (signature and seal) to the Sheriff and Justices of the Peace for the County of Northampton. Order for General Musters by reason of the wars with France and Scotland in the time of Queen Mary. (Countersigned by Yetsweirt.)
1559, Feb. 19. Indenture between Lord Ambrose Dudley, Master of the Ordnance, and Sir Thomas Finch, Kt. Sir T. Finch has received of Lord Dudley, by virtue of the Queen's Warrant, for to remain in the town of Canterbury for the furniture of 1,000 footmen and 200 horsemen, 300 harquebuses, 100 dagges, matches 2 cut., curriors 100, corne powder 3 cwt., bows 300, bowstrings 4 gross, arrows 500 sheafs, morris pikes 300, northern staves 100, demilance staves 50, chests for bows and arrows 16, packing maunds for harquebuses, curriors, and dags, 6; all which are to be answered to the Queen in the office of the Ordnance at the Tower of London, according to such prices as she paid, viz., every harquebut 108., dag 168. 8d., currior 168. 8d., corn powder 10d. per lb., matches 28s. per hundred, bow 28. 8d., gross of bowstrings 68., sheaf of arrows 28., morris pike 28., northern staff, 38. 2d., chest 38. 4d., maund 4d.
1560, March 8. Letter in Spanish from the Duc of Alva (at Toledo) to the Cardinal of Lorraine. He says that the Grand Prior of France holds prisoner Juan Lopez de Alozer, who is very poor; 6,000 ducats are asked as ransom ; he cannot pay them; the Duke asks the Cardinal to move the Prior to reduce the amount; the prisoner being a son of a servant of the Duke's house (hijo de criado deste casa).
1564, December. Cotemporary report or copy report of a French Envoy in England to the Queen Mother on the proposed match between Queen Elizabeth and Charles IX. of France.
This is an interesting document of 73 pages, foolscap size.
The writer states that the Queen had several times shown in her discourses with the Ambassador her wish to ally with the King, and had said that their ages corresponded better than did those of the King of Spain and the late Queen Mary, who was 42 years old when she married. Refers to the letters written by the Ambassadors about her remarks when Lord Hunsdon returned (from France], and about the Queen wearing a portrait of the King next her heart, and saying that it was engraved there. Says that the Ambassador, knowing the fickleness of men, particularly the English. and still more of women, and considering the favour which the Queen showed to Lord Robert, would not rely on those demonstrations, but simply related the conversations. But at length, on the 3rd of this month [December], the Queen having gone so far, as the Ambassador's letter of the 11th of this month of December will show, and as will be seen by the lettere sent by the bearer, it has seemed good to him in a matter of this weight to send his Secretary express ...... He thinks that, with a view to get at the Queen's real intentions, it will be well if, on the occasion of sending over the Order (of St. Michael] to the Earl of Leicester, the King will send some prudent and confidential person. Suggests that he should be a servant of the Queen, and one of the Reformed Church, who can make overtures, as it were, of his own accord, being
EST. F. instigated by zeal for the increase of religion. Whether silver tyncell mayled, Crymson gould bodkin rased, Rev. F.
matter, or with some other view, it will be well to find vellet (velvet). The number of yards for each is
for Mary, and she came; then follows the Chancellor's
“ Scotland before our return;" therefore he thinks and 1565, Jan. 31. Thomas Jermy to Wm. Paston, Esq., asks that each man may be paid six weeks wages before Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. A letter telling of starting, which was ordered since the 11th of the presundry suspicious and lewde disposed persons, a great sent month of February. Tells how the money already brotherwood of them, who be cuttepurses and notable received was employed. The money required for the theves, that are appointed to meete at Lynne Marte, six weeks pay was, for 3,000 men at 21d. every man, and accompanied with their women. Some of them be 3,2601. 58., which he prays may be paid to the Treasurer well horsed and clenlye. They have packes and far- of the Navy. A list of the ships, with the number of dells, and selleth wares; their names I send unto you men in each, is given. At Quinborowe were the Arke here inclosed in a paper ..... Their companions is Rawleighe, Bonaventure, Lyoun, Marie Roase, Vauntone Begnall, of Watton .... When they have cut a guarde, Swallow, Foresight, Spye, Martyne, Sonne, purse, strayght they convey the same to one of their Signett, Fancie, 2 Ketches, George. At the Narrow companye, who is a peddeler; and never make further Seas were the Rainbowe, Antelopp, Bull, Teigar, Tresearch but to the pedler's packe, or the bottom of his muntaine, Skowte, Achates, Charles, and Morne. The pedde or hamp, for there it is to be hadde. The writer total number of men was 3,105; their pay at 21d. per sends a note of four other notable theves who are to be man, 3,2601. 58. at the Marte, and advises as to the best mode of taking A note at the foot in Burghley's hand is “ These men these rogues.
“ are more in nombre than was agreed v. February." 156 . , May 31. Sir Nicholas Throckmorton (at Kew 1589, Sept. 7. Regulations (in French) to be observed Manor) to his wife. Offers to separate from her, letting by Merchant Ships proceeding to Spain and Portugal. her have lands and money ; lectures her well; sends Signed by W. Burghley, C. Howard, and Fr. Walsingback to her “ Joan nurse, the great Turkes woman." ham. It is intituled "Un projet a monstrer aux deputés
1573, July 20. W. Essex (Walter Devereux, Earl of “d'Estats.” Essex) at Durham House, to the Lord Keeper (Sir Not more than 40 ships at a time were to go; only 10 Nicolas Bacon). Since writing to you for sealing of were to be of more than 300 tons; no ship of war to be Her Majesty's Patent to me of divers seignories in the among them, nor any equipped for war nor laden with north part of Ireland, and the Commission of Govern wheat nor other munition of war, but only furnished for ment under Her Majesty in the same, and before the the voyage. A list is to be sent to Bodley, Her Majesty's same came to your Lordship to be sealed, Her High Council, or other of the Council, and to the Agent, of nes's pleasure was that the said Patent should be made all particulars of the fleet. No second fleet to be disvoid, and a new Patent, Commission of Government, patched to Spain or Portugal until the first returns. and new indentures between Her and me, which Her The number of the ships to be notified to the Queen or Majesty has signed, to pass under the Great Seal. He her Council. says that he has the counterpart sealed and acknow- 1589. Letter from Henry Earl of Huntingdon to Toby ledged before a Master in Chancery, which by Her Matthews, Dean of Durham, relating to Musters of Arms. Majesty was delivered to Secretary Smyth, to be safely 1591, Sept. 12. Lord Burghley (at the Court at kept to her use, and that he now sends the former Farley) to Mr. Doctor Parkins. He finds from Parkins's Patent and the indenture of the former covenants sealed, letter of that month that he has so dealt with the to be made void ; and asks for speedy sealing of the Company of Muscovy Merchants that they have promised new Patent, Commission of Government, and Indenture to send the 200 rose nobles demanded by the King of of Covenant, and that the Lord Keeper will make void Denmark. But says that certain merchants of the the former. If he had not to ride in haste to Wales he Company, being with him since the Queen's entering would have come himself.
into progress, told him that it was then discharged. Underwritten is a note by J. Southcot, Justice of the Asks to know the time when P. dealt with them. In King's Bench; “As the former patent is not inrolled, the beginning of the progress there was speech of letters “ nor any record made thereof in Chancery, I think it to be written to such Princes of the East Countries “ sufficient in law that the cancellation thereof by him whither our Merchants resorted with merchandize for “ or any other good to frustrate the whole content traffick, that they would not transport merchandize of " thereof; the Bill signed to be also cancelled.”
war to the King of Spain, and also deal friendly with 1577, June 14. Receipt to Richard Bowland, for the Her Majesty's subjects. Asks Parkins to conceive : use of the Earl of Leicester, to be sent by his Lordship's form of letter as he thinks meet for the Queen to write command to Kyllingworth (Kenilworth), for 2 barrels unto them, and send the same to him. of corne powder weighing 2 cwt., and two of serpentine 1592, April. Brief Certificate of Her Majesty's whole powder, same weight; signed by Tho. Duddeley. charge at Chatham, Deptforde, Woolwiche, and Portes
1578. Receipt by Officers of the Revels for certain mouth, for the month of April 1592. Chatham 4581. 198. stuff out of the store remaining in the custody of George Bredyman, Esq., at Westminster. Russett goulde Tyncell, Crymson cloth of golde with worke, Purple
* Wife, Ms.
Rev. F. HOPKIxsoy.
REY, F. Deptford 2371. Portsmouth 441. 11s. Woolwich 57. 138. Subsidy, and charge him only as others of the same
Palmer, W. Borough, and B. Gonson (Lords of the (Spencer had just been made a baron. It is probable
invest the Duke of Wurtemberg with the Garter; as to
of the Exchequer, 251, due at Michaelmas last.
The charges for coals, faggots, beer, &c., and every of the Exchequer. After mentioning that by Warrant
think fit for making and finishing a tomb in WestMr. Smithe's acquittance.
minster Abbey to Queen Elizabeth, according to a con-
amounting to 1651., and orders payment out of the
(1597.] A Declaration in Cecil's handwriting, signed money, 161. 8s., laid out in His Majesty's service for
Hubard's house at St. Bartholomew's, and also another
sertin stones of silver that were brought out of Corn-
(15.) 1619, Sept. Messenger sent from the Court at
which the Earl of Leicester gave to his Highness.
(20.) 1619, June. Messenger from the Court of
Greenwich to Wimbelton to the Earl of Exeter, to see
by the honourable Mr. Chamberlain to his Highness
-Kerbie-Apthorpe-Burlie on the Hill-BowerAllerton-Nottingham-Derbie--Tutberrie-Tamworth -Warwick-Compton in the hoole-Woodstocke-Ricott-Bissam - Easthamsteade - Baddshott – Baggshotte-Windsor - Nonsuch-Sir Thomas Baker's Purgo (?) Theobalds—Whiteball, and thence to Richmond. 96 days, 191. 4s.
(56.) 1619, March, April, May, and Jụne. James Murray, one of the ordinary groomes of his Majesty's chamber, commanded to attend upon the Prince his Highness's robes-from St. James to Theobalds-Royston— Ware-Theobalds — St. James — GreenwichTheobalds — St. James — Greenwich -- Theobalds — Whitehall-Sir Thomas Baiker's-Greenwich-Sir T. Baker's-Greenwich. 80 days, 81.
(60.) Sept. 16. Messenger to fetch Mr. Clemman to come to his Highness next morning at St. James by 6, in the Tennis Court, to play the match with Sir Thomas Howard.
1617, Jan. 1. Letter (in Italian) from Cardinal Bellarmin (at Rome) to Tarugi, arch-priest of Monte• palciano. In answer to yours Bernardino Tarugi wrote
from prison in Florence, asking me that I should inform Padre Tarugi, his brother, and Signor Giuseppe of his wretched state. I accordingly wrote to Tarugi, and sent the letter to Bernardino without more. Having written nothing in prejudice of you, nor named you, you can not complain of me. Compliments.
1617. Con O'Neal and his attendants' expenses from Christmas till Annunciation, 1617 (1 page), signed by Matthew Bust. Below is Fulke Greville's order for payment. Among the items of charges are, “ Given
to him upon Salting day, 12d.--A Bible, 6s. 82. “ Latin Grammar, 120.- Epistolæ per Sturmium, 5d. “ – Tuition, 20s.-The total was 181. 158. 1d.
1617, July 18, 14 Jac. I. James I. to Oliver St. John, Kt., Deputie of Ireland, and to every other Deputy, &c. of Ireland. He has appointed Lord Chi. chester, Baron of Belfast, to be High Treasurer of Ireland. Orders them to receive and entertain him.
1621, May 11. Holograph letter from Frederick Henry to his grandfather King James I.-“Sir, we " are com to the Haag from Sewneden to see the King " and the Queene, and my little brother Rupert, who " is now a little sicke; but my brother Charles who is “ at Heydelberg is, God be thanked, very well, and “ my sister Elizabeth, and shee is a little bigger and “ stronger than he. So I kisse your Majesties hand, " and I pray God to blesse you. Your Majesties “ Grandchild, Fred. Henry.”
1621, Feb. 4. Order signed by L. Cranfield and R. Weston, for payment of 3,6061. for the present supplie of the four ships Victory, Nonsuch, Assurance, and Dreadnought, in His Majesty's service in the Narrow Seas.
1623, Sept. 3. Sir Edw. Conway (at Bagshot) to the Duke of Buckingham. Most gracious Patron, my last was full of confidence that all was done, but Mr. Secretary Calvert blenching at a formality which you gave him occasion to send to His Majesty for clearing of a light day. The Marquis of Inoisa expecting a performance, finding a delay, took a jealousy and came to find the King to complain of slackness of his Ministers, from whence came the ruin of the Marquis his honor, and exposing him to the power and malice of his enemies. He had written to Spain that the Marriage was concluded, and that all things would be done. He received a cool answer that his honor was safe and that the King had performed all he promised, that is, favoured the Catholics as much as he could. His Majesty has been moved to write to the Spanish Ambassador a letter, the copy whereof I send herewith, being the Ambassador's request to render him contentment. Wherefore he kissed the King's hand, and returned this night to Staynes, whither I purpose to send him the King's letter, and this narracion to you to go in his packet. If his Highness and your Grace have found the latitude, sincerity, and fruit of those offices he magnifies so much here, I do crave his Excellencies mercie. There never was anything more desirable or more desired than the return of his Highness and your Grace, and, if it be possible, the gratious Princesse with you. .... The good, yea the best, King hath bin much perplexed that he heares not from the Prince or you. His Majesty writes not now, as well because he hath not to write, as that he useth not to write this way. The Marquis made complaint of some disorders in sermons, some by loose persons. His Majesty gives order for reformation of all, and intends to stand by his promises.
1628. Copy of establishment of ordinary wages, fees, allowances, and pensions yearly allowed by us to our
officers and servants of our chamber and others of our REV. F. household, and to the officers and servants of our HOPKINSON, revenue (11 pages, folio). Begins : To the Lord Goring, our Vice-Chamberlan, 661. 13s. 4d. The grand total was 7,2281. 98. ld. There were 12 musicians, besides the boys; several were French. Louis Richards for himself and the boys had 4401. ; the next ten had 1201. each; and the 12 had 201. There were 20 watermen at 623. 6d. each. Robert Philipps, confessor, bad 1001. Richard Marshall, councillor-at-law, had 408. (It must bave been for the Queen Henrietta Maria.)
1629, Dec. 2. Robert Yeo (at Taunton) to the Lord President of the Council (Lord Conway). Sends “a pye “ of cocks, a badge of our cold country," with thanks for favours.
1634, Nov. 27. Portland and Cottington to Sir Robt. Pye, Auditor of the Roceipt. The King has appointed Sir John Bramston, a serjeant ancient, his fee of 411. 6s. 10d. ; although Bramston be now Puisne, yet in regard of his constant service, pay it to him.
12 Car. I., May 20. Warrant on vellum under the king's sign manual and privy seal, allowing to William, Earl of Denbigh, Master of the Great Wardrobe, certain expenditures for the queen's marque, between Michael. mas, 1626, and Michaelmas, 1627, amounting in all to 1,0261. 128. 3d. All the items are for dresses. Jefferie the dwarfe and the great porter are mentioned. (In 2 Car. I. he had a warrant for 1,0121. 138. 11d. for the same marque. See Calendar.)
1639, Feb. 10, 14 Car. I. Wentworth appoints Sir E. Osborn, Bart., Deputy Lieutenant for Yorkshire, York, and Kingston-upon-Hull.
1640, May 16. Order, signed by Guil. London (Juxon) and Francis Cottington, to the Receiver-General of Her Majesty's Revenue of the county of York, or his deputy, to pay to Major Norton, paymaster of the dissolved garrison and pensioners of Berwick, 1951. for them.
1642, Feb. 20. King Charles I. at Oxford to Thomas Saunders. Asks a loan of 2001., and promises on the word of a king to repay with interest.
1644, Dec. 13. George Lisle (at Farrington) to Prince Rupert. Asks him to order the Governors of Donnington Castle and Wallingford to desist from intermeddling in any of the Hundreds assigned to him by the Prince. (The Governor of Donnington it seems levied contributions on some hundreds for his garrison, under pretence of assignment by the King.)
1645, Oct. 12. Michael Wentworth (at Wolley) to Lord Fairfax. Has spent much time with the Committee in renting the estate, and finds their demands hier than the lands can reach, considering the times. Asks whether he can compound with the Parliament during his father's absence, and how. Hopes that he (Fairfax) will not be unmindful of his poor nephew in these distractions.
1647, June 13. Pass by T. Fairfax for Will. Slinger, with horse and necessaries for London.
1647, June 17. Order signed by Northumberland, P. Wharton, and others, for clothes for the King.
At the Committee of Lords and Commons of H. M. Revenue, sitting at Westminster, 13 June 1647. Thomas Fauconbridge, Esq., to procare one black tabby suito and cloake laced with bone lace, and cloake lyned with plush, with all furniture belonging thereto; one plain cloth sute and cloak lyned with plush, with furniture to it; one scarlet riding cloak trimmed with gold and silver lace, and lyned with plush; one plain cloth coat to ride in, lined with plush, with oyld taffety betwixt the cloth and plush; one night bagg laced with gold and silver lace, one bearing cloth of crimson velvet, and laced with gold and silver lace and fringe. Two hatts and bands, 3 pair of black silk stockings, 2 pair of coloured silk stockings, half a pound of silk for the roabes, 2 doz. pair of gloves of several sorts, one velvet cassock lined with taffety ;-and to be paid for them.
1648, Jan. 11. Order by Thomas Grey, Gregory Morton, Humphry Edwards, and two others, for payment to David Murray, the King's tailor, of 2791. 83. for making 18 complete suits for his Majesty, with furni. ture for them, &c. &c. :—with three receipts in 1649 by Murray.
1649, July 10. Order to pay John Reeve 251. for wages of 201. per ann. for attending the late King as Yeoman of the Robes from 15 March 1646 to March 1647, and during the Treaty. And Receipt.
1649, July 26. John Bradshawe, President, to Col. John Raymond. Tells him to cause those companies of foot which he had raised to march to Chester or Liverpool en route for Dublin, and to keep good discipline, so as not to alienate the hearts of the people from the present Government.