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Rev. F. 1649, Sept. 20. Commission by 0. Cromwell, Lieut.- charged 2,2651. 28. Chairmen's bills. Bills for places . BET, E.
appointing John Raymond, Lieut.-Colonel, to be captain saw the Tempest four times, Macbeth once, Hamlet
document. (Most of these seem to have been noticed
bim to continue his correspondence. Is sorry to see
so shall not intermeddle. Advises him not to fail to
1676. Horoscope of Isabella, daughter of James,
1678, Dec. 20. Deed (on paper) under the hand and 1653, Aug. 3. Henry Hatseli (at the Hope) to the seal of the Earl of Lindsey. Memorandum, that the Commissioners of the Admiralty. News of ships come deed settling the Earl's estate during his life upon the into harbour.
trustees of his Countess, was intended as an escrow to
tion in French, but promises to send another more full.
co. Hants. A steel punch for type making is the only This Dr. Hough, Bishop of Worcester, told me the thing in printing matters which he has not brought Duke of Ormond told him with his own mouth.
with him. Acknowledges books which T. had sent him.
of the house. Mentions the case of an English noble-
1680, April 27. Prince Rupert's receipt for 1,5001.,
for healing medals for his Majesty's use in healing.
1681, May 2. Order by the Lords Commissioners of
of St. Martin, Ludgate, that James Wynne, M.A., had
It is not with the letter.
Rev. F. been, for four years last past, Reader and Lecturer at how cheerful and frank and with what resolution our REV. F.
St. Martin's, Ludgate, and was of unblameable life and Highlanders convene at this time for their King and HOPKINSON.
1683, July 3. Receipt by W. Roberts for 4201., part pudding.
has raised 6,0001. from the place the Prince Regent's
MfPherson cannot be surprised at this action, especially
1748, July 16. Copy of a proclamation headed C.P.R.,
pages, folio. Dated at Paris. (This is supposed to be
with his zeal and sufferings, of which he will always
(Signed) James R.
1697, Dec. 28. The Earl of Manchester (at Venice) the nasty botle, that goes on but too much, and cer-
could point out a person whom he thought likely to
My best thanks are due to Mr. Hopkinson for his
ALFRED J. HORWOOD.
1715, Oct. 25. Printed proclamation by James the
J. H. LEE, year of our reign.
HOUSE, WHITCHURCH, Co. Salop.
Esq. 1721, May 6. Copy of a letter by Wm. Churchill, Marquis of Blandford (eldest son of Henrietta, eldest
Mr. Lee sent to London for examination a trunk condaughter of John Duke of Marlborough). A long letter
taining documents which had been for many years part giving an account of his interviews with the Pretender of the papers belonging to Philip Henry Warburton, and his wife, their persons and conversation.
Esq., of Assheton Grange, Cheshire, and Broad Oak, in 1742, Dec. 8. Philip Doddridge (at Northampton) to
the county of Flint.
Excepting the documents described below, the con-
tents of the box are of no interest to the public.
following terms and years, viz. :-Hilary, 4 Edw. III.,
fo. 117: Easter, fo. 120: Trinity, fo. 126: Michaelmas, lution of the Monasteries, Henry VIII. granted the . 1. LEE,
ALFRED J. HORWOOD.
THE MANUSCRIPTS OF W. J. LEGII, Esq., OP LYME
HALL, Co. CHESTER.
century, are several giving domestic and parliamentary
probably because either of the intended persecution of The editors of the old editions apparently took, from
Catholics or her own approaching confinement. In 1659 other manuscript copies, cases not contained in their we see the undaunted William Prynne again take his principal manuscript; these additional cases do not seat in the House of Commons, with a basket hilt sword. seem to be in the manuscript above described; but it The Earl of Derby of 1679 took a special interest in often gives names in full where the printed editions racing, but the stakes he proposed would raise a smile give only Initials.
if now mentioned on a race-course.
There are notices of the Duke of Monmouth, and a
short satirical poem upon him; of the Earl of Essex's
on the behalf of Richard Mayeux the president, and
that the president, &c., could not fittingly be supported,
if they were annexed, the president, &c. could be more
be taken to ensure succession to the Crown pursuant to
1609-11.- Ten letters from Richard Taylor at Brasen
Nose.—He seems to have had charge of Sir Peter port, of Gray's Inn, Co. Middlesex, Esq., learned in Le
Legh's son. the law, Steward of the Manors or Lordships of Over
1610.-Thomas Singleton to (Sir P. Legh). — He and Westerham, Co. Chester, for life, with a yearly
announces the coming of Sir Peter Legh's son to Lanfee of 31. 68. 8d., and a power of distress.
caster for his health.
1614, June 22.–Chyppenham.-Gerard to Sir Peter
GH, ESQ. subject.
1623, April 26.-The same to the same, on the same "all sides as could be done, for I am sure I don't desire W.J.
LEGH, Esq. “ any advantage, nether would I willingly others should.. 1625, Nov. 5.- Simon Asgall to Lord . .
“ I think if every horse that runs should put in 208. or written from the army in Cales. About the Earl of " (I leave it to you) it may cause more sport." Essex and Lord Valentia. (The first page is gone.) He is more desirous because the world would be glad to
1636, April 13. — Jo. Bradshawe (at Chester) to run for something than the bare plate. (- Legh) – After compliments to the house of Lyme 16–, February 2.—London. Edward Hyde to R. he writes, “Upon Saturday next in the afternoon a Legh.—“I like not the proceedings : they go into the " great cause stands referred to the Earl of Derby and " very method of '41, and except matters be speedily " the judges between the Company of Brewers (for “ adjusted it will make worse for the Church. The " whom I am) and the houses and innes of the city.” " design is to kick up the heels of the Church. The
. . “On Easter Sunday after evening prayer 1 “Lords agree not with the Commons, and the mob say “ shall post to Warrington and attend you the next “ the Lords shall comply with them. I writ to Ned “ morn.”
“ Downs last post. I drink your health with Sir Phil. 1638, June 29.-Charles R.-Order to the ranger of " Egerton to-day. He bid the town adieu and came Delamere Forest to kill and deliver a buck to bearer. “ down. In we shall all go together by the ears if they
1640, Aug. 25. — Ant. Champenay to all secular " do not take speedie care." clergy. He has received a letter in Italian from Count 16.-, May 24. – Jo. Beresford to . . . . News. Rossetty, stating that the Queen has commanded that he Proposed impeachment of Danby. Sir Stephen Fox's should notify to them that they should give to under. verbal list of the pensioners whom he paid (26). More stand to all Catholics under their spiritual charge to they say there are to the number of 40. He had not fast every Saturday until further advised, and pray for his books and accounts; prevented, they say, by the the Intention of Her Majesty ---He therefore commends Chancellor. Her Majesty's pious desire and good intentions.
(Mr. Seymour had 1501. every session, besides 51. per 1641. Account of death of Peter Legh. (He was day. Rand. Egerton, 3001. or 4001. a year.) wounded on 27th of January 1641.)
1680, November 23.–From Ri. Sterne * to . . . . 1641, Feb. 1.--Will of Peter Legh, signed by him " We sat till four, and then vote upon information and attested.
“ given at our Barr. Sir W. Jones, Mr. Sacheverell, 1645.-Several certificates regarding the charge on " Col Birch, Coll Titus, Sir Francis Winnington, and the inheritance of the Leghs for the maintenance of " Mr. Hamden were ordered to withdraw into the soldiers.
" Speaker's chamber to frame the Question, viz., that 164-, June 24. — Clement's Inn. - Elias Ashmole to “ the discharging the Grand Jury by a Judge before Francis Legh at Mr. Hollawayes, Oxford.—Contains " the end of the Term, Assizes, or Sessions, while Parliamentary news.—Yesterday's debate on the king's “ matters are under their consideration and not preanswer to the 19 propositions. (1 p.)
" sented, is arbitrary, illegal, &c.” It passed nem. con. 1658, Jan. 31.-Thomas Mainwaringe to ... -Proposed impeachment of Scroggs.-** The King told Proceedings at Chester.—Quarter sessions.-Notices a “ the Lords of a great victory at Tangier ; 3,000 enemies petition for laws against clandestine marriage.
" were slain, 1,500 taken prisoners, and all their cannon 1659, August 12.-Letter by G. Boothe, H. Brooke, “ and baggage taken.-On our side Sir Palmer Fairbourn and J. Booth to Pierce Legh, col. of a regiment of " and 100 more killed.—The Earl of Plymouth died of horse.—“The people having taken up arms in defence “ the flux ...,--Coll Titus moving for leave to bring “ of themselves and the known laws of the land," they “ in a bill for repair of the highways. Sir Nicholas authorize him to enlist.
“ Cary thirded the motion because it was to mend his 1659, Nov. 26.-Pass signed by Fletwood for Richard " way to Tiburn. Titus replied he passed by Tiburn, Legh to go with servants and horses to London.
" and hoped that Gentleman would do so too. I hear 1659, Feb. 18.-Robert Booth to . . . .-Account " that Lady Powis and Lady Abergenny are also withof proceedings in the House of Commons. (2 pp.) • drawn upon apprehension that Mrs. Collier, who is to
1659, Feb. 19.-R. Booth to .... “It is agreed " be tryed for High Treason, will sooner turn than “ on all hands that the house shall be recruited either
" burn. " by the old secluded or the new elected members; if it 1680, December 23.-Ri. Sterne to Richard Legh.“ come to a new election, and that the old members To-day the Lord Mayor invited his Yorkshire fellow" be not shut out by any previous vote, 'tis supposed members to a splendid dinner at Skinner's Hall. " in most places that they will be pitched on, and to Algernon Sydney intends to petition again; I doubt " that purpose encouragement hath been given by not he will turn out little Drake, who is newly returned " some in power to many of the old members to use and sword. - P.S. Our House ordered Dr. Burnet " their interest; if they go a new way to work then thanks for his poems, but not Dr. Sprat, who spent “ many of the boroughs will he deprived of their much of his powder against fanatics. “ ancient rights.-Affairs here are in a hopeful state. 1680, December 25.–The same to the same. The “ News that the Court of Aldermen have taken oaths Moors have made a six months peace with Tangier." that prove the Anabaptists endeavour to poison or The Prince of Orange, a fine young Protestant gentle“ destroy General Munck and his army.--He stays in man, is now come to court the Lady Anne.—The Duke " the country where himself and his soldiers are nobly of Grafton is newly arrived from sea. “ treated.--On Saturday night the town made some
1682, August 27.-Caryll Molyneux (at Croxteth) to " thousand of bone-fires to congratulate the accord Mr. Legh.-At Chester they are in consternation how “ between the soldiers and the city.”
to treat the Monmouth Duke. Some are for meeting 1659, Feb. 21. – Gray's Inn. - Robert Booth to him out of the town and bearing his charge; others are Richard Legh, Esq.--About admission of old secluded against it. You, I hope, are settled in your resolution members to the House of Commons.-Among the rest of entertaining him when he comes to Lyme, which (I Mr. Prynn with a basket hilt sword.-Monk to be heare) will be very soon. General, Lawson to be Admiral. . . . Bells and 1682, September 15.--Sir Leoline Jenkins to Richard bonefires.
Legh... telling him to get returns on oath to 1660, May 12. -- Edward Hyde to Richard Legh, certain questions about the Duke of Monmouth. M.P.-Congratulations on “the pleasing compliance 1682, September 20.-Examinations before Sir John “ between His Majesty and the great council.”
Ardern, Richard Legh, and Ed. Warrin. 1660, June 10. Samuel Bardsley at Marple to Original examinations of Edward Sherman and Samuel Richard Legh.—Commends the king's proclamation. Proudlove (signed by them and certified by the three
1666, November 24.–Official letter mentions order justices of the peace) about the Duke of Monmouth. to search for papists and arms; directs a stay of strict 1682, October 2.-Sir Leoline Jenkins to - His Maexecution by reason of the victory in Scotland.
jesty thanks them for their letter (against fanatics). His 1666, November 27. — The King Charles R.) and Majesty knows the association is deep rooted, and that Arlington to . . . . Directions to search out the those who contrived the meeting at Walesea had other disaffected, and take security for good behaviour.
designs than horse-racing. (34 pp.) 1676, February 6.-T. Chichely to Richard Legh.-Is 1682, December.--News letter. Sir William Smith going to Toulon to examine the French fleet: hopes the with a strong guard went to Stepney and disturbed Members of Parliament will attend to their own shores. Mr. Mead's meeting-house. He pulled down the pulpit
-News from Madrid. Don John is sent for to take the and broke the forms in pieces. Fearful rout in Lombard head of affairs. The Guards obeyed him whom pre Street among the bankers. The writer names several viously they were against.
who went off yesterday, and says that, if reports be true, 1679, June 14.- The Earl of Derby at Latham to several others will follow. Yesterday, after some few Mr. Legh at Lyme.—Is desirous that the plate should be run for again. “The entered is as fairly drawn for
Very likely he was a son of the Archbishop of York,
W.J. LEGH. F
W.J. days indisposition, died the Earl of Nottingham, Lord 1685, Oct. 6.-Copies of Sunderland's and Jeffrey's LEGH, Esq.
High Chancellor, at his house in Queen Street ... letters regarding the mutinous behaviour of troops in His probable successor is Lord North or Sir Leoline the north. These are marked “Examined, R. B." Jenkins. His Majesty and His Royal Highness went 1686, Dec. 14.-Charles Gerard (at the Tower) to yesterday to Windsor, and are expected back to-morrow. R. Legh, of Lime.--Says that one Sherman, of Gos:... This morning an express sent to Spain; why, worth, has (as he is informed) spoke some ill words of not known.
His Majesty; and there are persons who will swear to 1682, January 9.-Names of the Justices of the Peace the words. He has ordered them to attend Legh for for Lancashire in August assizes last.
examination. Hopes ere long to receive the King's 1682, March 8.-Geo. Newton (at Prestbury) to Sir further grace and favour. John Ardern.—The bearer, Edward Longdon (a re- 1689, April 4.-King James's death denied. Accounts cusant), has called on him and wants to know how to from Bristol on oath of his having arrived at Cork (in escape penalties; . . . he has promised, by writing Ireland), and been received by the magistrates; girls before witnesses, to conform. Asks favour for him. in white dancing before him. Marshal Schomberg, bis
1683, July 14.-Peter Legh to Richard Legh.—Yes- son, and Bentinck took the oaths with a view to Natu. terday morning about 10 the King and the Duke of ralization. A proposed loan, to reduce Ireland. York went to the Tower for pleasure. In the meantime, 1695, Oct. 8.-W. Russell to his niece.-Sends a letter my Lord of Essex, having a guilty conscience, with a to his son, asking his support for a candidate for Newrazor cut his one throat; that the blood with a shower ton in Parliament. of rain together run down to the Traytor's Gate. The 1695 Oct 20 _The Forl of Derby
1695, Oct. 20.—The Earl of Derby to Peter Legh, same day my Lord Russell, Capt. Walcot, Rouse, and
asking his support.
1695, Oct. 22.-W. Russell to Peter Legh. Is sorry
that he (Legh) is engaged, or is sure he would have
supported Sir James Shaen.
1696, June 2.-C. Hurleston, High Sheriff of the as a guard. His Majesty is pleased, 'tis said, that they
county of Chester.-Order of release of certain persons shall serve under the command of the Earl of Ossory.
named, including Peter Legh, committed for high His Majesty is raising two troops of Grenadiers.-In
treason and treasonable practices.-In consequence of quest on the Earl of Essex.-Mr. Springall brought · His Majesty's gracious direction. up from New Sarum. Major Bearne brought to town 1696, March 24.-Donnington.-Huntingdon (Earl to be examined.—Lady Russell's two petitions to the
of) to Peter Legh, Esq.--Arrival of the French AmKing. Foreign news.
bassador at Delph:-great preparations at sea by the 1683. September 20.-Samuel Lowndes to Richard French. The Dutch admiralls Allamond and CalemLegh.-Will continue to send the Gazette weekly until burg are recalled from hence. The Abbé D'Estree is he receives countermands. Mr. Cholmondeley writes gone from Lisbon to Madrid on a private dispatch to word that the Court will not return from Winchester that court, so that we have great apprehensions of a until Wednesday next, and after three or four days stay separate peace. here His Majesty intends for Newmarket.
· 1696, April 8.-Copy of Privy Council order for 1684, December 14.-London. News letter. Tumults delivering certain persons imprisoned. at Brussels about the taxation of food. . . Oates 1696, April il.-Copy order by (Lord) Rivers to brought up yesterday to the Old Bailey. The Scotch deliver from confinement certain persons. Addressed Privy Council fining persons corresponding with rebels. to the High Sheriff. 1684–5, February 18.—Thomas Brekeley to Mr. Legh.
1698, Aug. 28.-Tunbridge Wells.—Lord Somers to --Has sent to Preston to make choice of Lord Derby's
the King.-- Regarding the proposals from the French brother and himself as Members of Parliament. He
for neutrality of England.—Sicily.-Spanish succession. wishes Chomley and Legh to stand for Cheshire, as they are desired at Court. (B. was Mr. Legh's son-in-law.)
1701, Oct. 28.—The Earl of Derby (at Knowsley)
to P. Legh.--Means to be at Preston this day sennight 1685, May 19.-Copy of the Earl of Sunderland's letter to [the Deputy Lieutenants). Tells them that
at noon; expects some friends to meet and join in the
address, declaring frankly that the French King never
pretended before, and has now a right no more than
formerly to name us a king; for whatever gloss may Lieutenants.-The King thanks them for their diligence.
be put, this is the true state of the case. (There are
several other letters froin the Earl of Derby, but of The Gost of Mr. Rosse to his pupill the Duke of Monmouth. (a poem of 25 lines). Begins
no importance.) “ Shame of my life, disturber of my tombe,
_1703, April 25.- . . . . to P. Legh. The Base as thy mother's prostituted whombe.”
Roman Catholic part of the country were something Ends" Both hee and you were gloriously bright,
alarmed last week (at Manchester too) by means of a
Commission which sat there on Tuesday last, directed
to Lord Willoughby and others, to inquire after the
(P. Legh).--I hear that our Chancellor, Sir Leveson 1685, June 13.—Sir John Chichely, M.P. (at Blooms- Gower, is endeavouring to get the castle of Leverpool, bury), to Richard Legh, Esq. (at Lyme).—The Duke of by which to deprive me of my just right.-Asks him to Monmouth landed on Thursday night last at 10 of the get Lawyer Blundell to see the Chancellor and state his clock, with about 200 gentlemen, all well armed. They right. took possession of the town and pitched his colours on a 1704. Aug. 15.--Henry Bunbury to Mr. Legh No place called the Bowlingrene. . . . He declares he comes against Popery and arbitrary power. (He gives
1710, Jan. 20.-(No names and mutilated.)-Alterathis news as from a man from those parts at the bar of
tions of offices. The Queen has promised the Duke the House.) About 10 the Duke of Albemarle's page
of Beaufort that there shall be a thorough remove, and came from those parts, where his grace had been these
Mr. Harley says the same.-It is believed Lord Sun10 days, to dispose the militia in the best order they
rder they derland and some others will loose their heads.—The
Joren could in case he should land on the Yorkshire coast, so
Commons have discovered great roguery among them that we hope ere this the two Dukes are met and try, a that victual the navy. One Rigde, of Southampton, each others strength. When the page came away the
cheated several 1000 tons of beare. He's rich ;-hopes Duke of Monmouth was within 2 miles of Taunton
they will squeeze him well. The pursers and other Dean, one of the most factious towns in all England, &c.,
officers of men of war are guilty in this cheat. &c. Sends the proclamation, come out this afternoon.
(1714?)-Letter recommending Sir Francis Leycester, 1685, June 20.-Copy of letter signed by King James
of Tabley, and Wm. Shippen, as members for Newton. and the Earl of Sunderland to Lord Derby, directing
-The latter in the last Parliament was made thrice a
commissioner for stating public accounts.
1714, Jan. 15.--Sir Francis Tabley promises to
1743, April 30.-R. Wilbraham to P. Legh, junior.