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1643. June 7.-Sir Samuel Luke to the constables of stood for the Whig interest, and thought they were secure;
Oakley Keysoe, Clapham, Milton, and Puddington.-On but the Duke of Bedford brought Metcalf and Ouzley,
sight bring to us one month's pay for all your dragoons and announced they intended to buy. They bought 400
and foot.--If any refuse to pay the tax, seize his horses, voters at four guineas each, and were returned.
arms, plate, &c. --Send the horses, men, and arms allotted Other papers in the matter of a Petition thereupon.
upon your several parishes to appear before us at 1742.-In a 4to. volume of letters from M. Orlebar to a

friend, is a letter dated 22nd April 1742, in which she says,
1643. June 9.-Sir Samuel Luke to the High Constables “ Last Monday I saw a monument to Shakspear made
of Wilby.-Warrants have issued to stir my countrymen “ with many hundred of flower buds and grapes, opposite
to a general rising.-Not very successful.-He signifies “ the sign of the Castle in Fleet Street.”
and desires it may be published in every parish. He will In another, dated 19th January 1742. she notices a
no longer daliy with or by mere faire wayes and means comedy at Covent Garden, called “The Corsair.”
clawe his countrymen, seeing it is almost altogether vain 1757-1767.-Several papers regarding Major Richard
and fruitlesse.-Ís resolved, if all able men between 16 and Orlebar's company of militia (for Harold). The names of
60 do not speedily appear with provisions, arms, and the men and of the substitutes are given.
weapons, he will proceed against such cold and insensible 1774, April 13.-Eliza Orlebar (at Bath) to Constantia
persons and parishes of that country with the rigour and Orlebar.—Mode of life at Bath.-Yesterday visited the two
severity done in other places, that the good may not principal painters of this place, Messrs. House and Gains-
always remain scoft and derided at, but may receive ease borough. “They are both admired much for their art;
and comfort.

“ but I must say I greatly preferred the portraits by the
(Received the 9th June*).-If any person or parish be " latter, as they are such very great likenesses."
discouraged by reason of any malignant person that will 1774, May 30.-H. Keene (at Oxford) to Richard Orle-
remain behind or refractory, you shall bring such to Leigh- bar (at Hinwick). Account of the opening of the tomb
ton, where order shall be taken for their security, that the of Edward I. in Westminster Abbey. The body was in
country may be in safety during your absence.

· cere-cloth; a sceptre in each hand; the stones in the belt
1613. June 14.-R. Tapp to the Constable of Harold.- supposed to be of glass. He measured 6 feet 2 inches.
Has received Sir Samuel Luke's letter.-Tells him to have 1780, Dec. 20, Northampton.-A copy of verses (so
everybody between 16 and 60 at Leyton to-morrow to dated), intituled “ Corbet's letter from Jersey versified.”
march with Sir Samuel to the army, with arms and provi. (This accompanies a copy of the London Gazette for
sions; or otherwise to send 9 foot soldiers with provisions Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1781, which gives an account of the
and arms to march to the rendezvous of the Parliamentarie landing of the French in Jersey; the capture and rescue

of Lieut.-Governor Corbet; the death of Major-General
1643, June 30.- The same to the same.—The Earl of Pierson ; and the letter of Corbet (sent by the Lieut..
Essex has directed his warrant to Col. Thompson, from Governor) detailing the affair.
whom he (the writer) has received the warrant.-Tells him 1782, May 3.-, letter from Thomas (Percy, Bishop of)
to summon all able to bear arms to the Swan at Bedford, Dromore (at Euston Mauduit). He mentions “Mrs. Percy
at 8 to-morrow, for the service of the King, the Parlia- “ and my family."
ment, and the Kingdom.

1783, Feb. 7.-William Fawkener (at South Street)
The Earl of Essex to. . . . . I am this night at announces that the King has appointed him secretary to
Nettlebed. I heare that you are not yet advanced towards the Embassy at Paris. "
me. I would have you come as fast as you can; and, if 1785.-A letter from Bath says that the price of al
it may be with convenience, you may do well to join with meal is 5d. per lb., and of butter 9d. per lb.
the Buckinghamshire forces that I have written to be at 1787. — Short minutes of proceedings in the Privy
Aylsbury to-morrow night. Let me heare which way you Council (April 24, May 2, and May 10), on the affairs of
march, that you may have new directions.

Jersey, and the Complaints of the Islanders. It appears
1643. Julý 8.-Sir Samuel Luke and Richard Edwards that in 1786 they wanted Trial by Jury restored.
to the Constables of Harold.-All persons are to come to (There are two or three other minutes.)
Leighton in arms to-morrow at 12, and bring provisions Among the number of letters by M. Orlebar to her aunt
for the march. We shall be ready to venture our lives and Mrs. Eliza Orlebar, is one dated,
march with them.

1788, Feb. 16.–She speaks of the Opera and Mrs.
1690. March.-Copy of proceedings in the House of Billington, whom she describes as a pretty little figure,
Commons about a contested election.

pale and seemingly consumptive, tho' a very cunning look 1 Anne, January.-A thin folio, containing proceedings with her eyes. When she exerts herself particularly, you about an election for the Borough of Ilchester.-B. Vernon can absolutely see the bones in her poor thin neck. She was unseated, and C. Mason was substituted.

is still the Duke of Cumberland's favorite. Had a ticket 1707.-Narrow paper roll, 8 or 10 feet long. Names of for the opening of Hastings's trial. The back of the carpersons in Winchester School.

riage broken. The Prince of Wales and the Duke of York
1709, May 17.-Simon Harcourt (at London) to Richard went. The Duchess of Gloster and Mrs. Fitzherbert were
Orlebar (at Henbury, near Bristol).-Mr. Gore was married there in the royal box; rather surprising, surely. The
to Lady Mary Compton last Thursday. . . . . has Queen and the four princesses preferred sitting in the
made the finest coach in England a noble equipage. Mr. Duke of Newcastle's gallery. Hastings has a very emaciated,

Thynne was likewise married to Lord Jarsey's daughter. tho' interesting countenance.
. . . . He is worth above 100,0001., and after Lord 1788, April 12.—The same to the same. In “Artaxerxes”
Weymouth's death he'll have 24,0001. a year; but the Mara sang most charmingly. Most of her songs were

town is not so filled with the finery of that as of the first encored. Mrs. Crouch as Arbaces was one of the most
marriage. We have been worsted in Portugal, and lost beautiful figures I ever saw.
above 1,200 men; that will be a hindrance to peace.

1799, March 17.-R. Orlebar (at Trim) to his father.
1714, March 8.-Richard Orlebar to his brother.—Just Tells of the assizes there; about 100 prisioners in gaol;
now I am told of an odd passage happened in Councill at for burglaries; eight prisoners under sentence of death
the cockpitt to-night. Count Guiscard, a l'rench Protestant people giving evidence would be murdered; the judge is
refugee, tho' in reality a spye, being examined by Mr. escorted by armed troops, and there are troops in court.
Secretary St. John, and giving no direct answer to the Two leaves of vellum, containing part of a French poem,
question asked, Mr. Harly, pulling a letter from under his apparently on the Virtues. Each page is of two columns,
hatt, ask'd him whether he knew that; upon which the and the writing is perhaps of the 14th century. The
Count changed countenance, snatching a penknife from following lines are given as clues to the poem :-
the table, and stabs Harly in the brest, who is dangerously

Les VIII. covient entremêler
ill. It break in him, but is taken out. After which the

A la diademe former.
Count drew his sword, as did all the Councill; so they
seiz'd him without further harm. This is the truest

Or vis dirai del autre sens
relation I can give, which you may depend off.

De Masseroth ceo qe jeo pens.
1721.-Poll book for the town of Bedford.
1725, June 8, and 1727, Sept. 1.-Copies of the poll.

Ains lai trouve en lescripture
books for Bedford.

Avant auqes orent sejourne 1730.-Voters for the town of Bedford.

De Masseroth sen sont tourne
1734.—Poll-book for Bedford. Spencer, Alston, and

En baverachan' sunt venu
Leigh, candidates.

La ont lor pavillon tendu.
Many other papers about elections for Bedford.

1727, Aug. 15. — Memorandum concerning the late Mr. Orlebar's hospitality at Hinwick House demand
election for the town of Bedford. Brace and Orlebar and has my sincere thanks.

Alfred J. Horwoop. *This seems a supplement to the last,


TAE MANUSCRIPTS OF Miss OTHEN OF MIDHURST. A few years ago an old house at Midhurst in Sussex, belonging to Miss Othen, was under repair; the work. men noticed in a chimney a peculiarly marked brick, and on removing it a box was discovered containing religious pictures, rosaries, a small marble slab, a piece of silk embroidered with the sacred monogram, a number of wax medals, bearing the impression of the Agnus Dei, and some letters and papers of the dates of 1633-1637. All the letters and papers are in a very decayed state, and some are very mutilated and imperfect. Most of them are on mere business matters; John Talbot, to whom they are addressed, being certainly steward to Thomas Lord Arundel and most likely a steward to Visc'. Montague.

Only those given below are worth being copied. John Arismendy, whose testamentary disposition is copied, was a servant to Visc'. Montague; he was arrested on suspicion of treasonable correspondence with Catholics. The examinations before Secretary Windebank and a letter and a statement by him may be found in the printed calendar of State Papers under the dates of Aug. 19 and 20 in 1633 and the February following.

The letter of news is much mutilated, and the signature is unfortunately wanting.

There are letters from William Woodson, Wm. Thomas, John Chamberlayne, Anthony Jeffrey, Richard Forbench, Henry Barnes, Fr. Paveir, W. Drury, Thomas Alchorne, A. Whiteheare, the Earl of Arundel and Visc. Montague, but all unimportant.

Knowe all men by these presents that I, John Aris. mendy, off the cittie of London, gent., doe hereby signifie and declare unto John Cape and Richard Shelly, both of the parishe of Eastborne, in the Countie of Sussex, gent., and the survivour of them, his executors, administratours, that may will and intencion is, and doe hereby limitte and appoint the said John Cape and Richard Shelly, his executors and administratours, that if in case I, the said John Arismendy, doe fortunne to die in ani time within the space of sixtene years and a halfe next co]ming that the said John Cape and Richard Shelly, the survivour [of them, his] heyers, executors, and administratours shall out my anuall rent ...... twentie pounds per ann. payable to them for my use out the... ... of Battelle in the said Countie of ...... yearly any yeare f[rom and] after my decease dispose and give t[enn]e pounds to M'. Drwery .... M'. Lane of Riverparke for the maintenance of a good ma ... to Tadmi nister the sacraments to the poore Catholikes of Midhurst (wi]th obligation to say two masses evry weeke for my soule (and] my lords anncestours, five pounds to Mr. John Talbotte of Midhurst and his heyres, fortie shillings to John Cape, fortie shillings more to Richard Shelly, twentie shillings to Wm. Cape of London, brother to John Cape, for to distribute. yearly among the poore priest about ...... desiring them to remember my in their priers, and they ... ... continue during the remainder of the yeares. ....... In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seall on the twentie daye of July, Anno Dom. 1634.


Wafer seal, loose.

............. spake and told ........... Miss OTBEX, Matie. good service. He enformed among other things that of 500 trees markt owt for the ...... had cut downe 160 and made billets of them and sold them ; some other ........ spoken, eyther if they have done soe as is informed or if the informations ....... it were fit the offenders were hangd before the court gate soe th ........ K[ing] it seemes they were round. God preserve his Matie, and ................... you will hear of the unhappie mischance of the yonger son) of mie la. Nevile who at Bruckly by a fall from his horse died without one word. The la. Somerset was twice here; once I was abroad, the 24 time she stayed . neer 2 hours till I did move her to goe; the Earle goeth (soli) after the holy time to Wardour, and (which is mo[st secret) it is morally certen he will marie before he retorne. [S]he shall have Slapton, which he will sell and if it make not 10,0001. it shalbe made up soe much. The voyce is that my lo. Ar. giveth 16 thousa., but magnus erroris magister populus; you knowe it is worth but 1401. per ann. for the present. The la. Baltam[ore] Sr. Jo. Fortesc[ue] and his la[dy] and her sister stay in towne; the lasdy] Foscue had a mischance, and it seems that D. Chamberlein said it was well for her, for though the conception was good at the first, yet now it was altred and would have proved a false one; some think that now the Dr. doth rather hurt to her than good. This it is to fall into the hands of such. My lo. hath very playnly expressed his dislike of Mr. Haring only Mrs. Euers keeps him in and his owne confidence. There is a motion for Mrs. Clare by Mr. Nevill, brother to him that dyed so lamentably; the mother is a Mordant, Sr. Bas. Brook's wife. Mr. Peasly and his wife and sister [are] at the howse unknowne to my lo. It is the lo. Ba[ltim]or's pollicie to ..... with the sisters though I he[are] he useth the Jessuits] ..... for his ends the love to them ....... their ends thowgh he miss af hi........ lle card'. shall mary with ............... be Regent as Savoy is .......... wishes. To

the worship". mi
. hely respected good

friend Mr. Talbot, at
Cowdry or .... hurst.



The welcomest newes you can send me is of your · arivall and healthe. [I] am sory to hear of Mrs. Talbots

not being well, but ......g on the mending hand, * I hope in your next to he .... better which I praye for. I praye remember my respects and thanks for her friendly token, after which I will inquire, for Mr. Morgan sent me up your letter by Mr. Grissell. Here are many reports of a strict proclamation to come out for putting of penall lawes against rec. (recusants in execution, and Mrs. Hendrick came this day to Mrs. Lone to tell them that on Christmas night there will be a search. Mr. Price reported from the secretary) that of the proclamation .:. they tell that the Q[ueen] was on her knees to the K[ing] and cold not prevaile. I hope better, but there is some mysterie in this: there is a speech of a letter or libell that the K[ing] wold be cath[olic] if the State wold let him, and a man and a woeman have been examined about it, but I can not hear the particulers nor how it ends. I hear that Mr. C... hath his cap come to parise and that the Archb. hath [p]posed the coming over thereof, I can not beleive that even the bri]nging of it hithe[r] was moved. On Tewsday the Council s]ate 3 hours an[d] the K[ing] was present, about the for ..... [busi]nes; they say ..... Broughton bad enform'd against ......... spoken against Mr. Broghston] ............., retaine said Cooke ..........,,, was a pr, and it were


Esq. After the report on this collection had been printed. Mr. Peake brought another bundle of papers which he found to belong to the family. The contents of the bundle are as follow :

Afolio volume, paper, 17th century. The several opinions of sundrie Antiquaries touching the Antiquitie, &c. of the High Court of Parliament in England, viz. Dodderidge, Agar, Tate, Camden, Holland, and others. (This work was printed in 1658, and again in 1685.)

A 4to volume, paper, 17th century. I. The Petition of the Earl of Bristol to the Upper House of Parliament:~1 leaf. (It is about his being summoned to and then forbidden to appear in Parliament.)—II. Articles of the Earl of Bristol concerning the Lord Conway, presented to the Lords of the Upper House of Parliament:-4 leaves, containing eleven Articles.III. Sir Dudley Digges' speech in Parliament, as reported by the Lord President:-5. leaves. (It is against the Duke of Buckingham.) — IV. Thirteen charges against the Duke of Buckingham; with the names of the persons who were to support them :-11 pages.-V. Sir John Eliot's Epilogue, 11 May 1616. (It is against the Duke of Buckingham.)-VI. Letter (copy) by King Charles I. (6 June, 2 Car. I.) to the Vice Chancellor, Heads, Proctors, and whole Senate of the University of Cambridge, on their choosing Buckingham to be their Chancellor :-1 page.- VII. Copy of the Duke's letter to the same :-2 pages. (The contents of this volume have been printed. The most complete copy of No. V. is in Mr. Forster's Life of Sir John Eliot.)

A folio volume, paper, 17th century. The book of Expenses at Flixton Hall, from the 29th Sept. 1633, for one year. Two pages are devoted to each week. The accounts are in four columns, under the heads, Laid out-Receipts-Spent-Remains. It is an interesting volume, as showing the prices of food and value af labour at the time. A folio volume, paper, 16th century. It contains 17

. F. PEAKE, lea yes of copies of Records and Deeds relating to great, makes him sensible that injustice sooner or later F. PEAKE, EsQ

Leicestershire property of the Nevilles ; the documents is punished. All the world knows how he has aged his
ranging from Henry III. to Queen Elizabeth.

father and the late Emperor. He had not done yet,

but he had a mind to take our territory, and found here Letters.

ministers weak and base enough who joined with him

in such a villainous affair. But as the affairs are now, 1627, March 12. A letter from Thomas Wyseman

they are afraid that the Genoese should take their re(at Ryverhall) to William Smith, of Essex; about

venge in their turn. I wish they had an ounce of my Wytham, and the quartering and billeting of soldiers.

blood, but they are too good to enter into any war, A packet of letters from J. B. Gastaldi to Cosmas

and too Christian to take any revenge. Neville, of Hold: the earliest, is dated 1739 and the

1744, Oct. 4. I am told, by the post letters, will latest in 1760. Nearly all are dated from London. He

appear our manifesto against the King of Sardinia, but
was connected, by marriage, with Mr. Neville and with

I have not the least account of it from my Masters, nor
Lord Litchfield, of Dytchley. He was ambassador to

from any belonging to the Republic. Thinks the season
the Court of St. James from the Republic of Genoa.

very improper to begin a war. Notices of his official proceedings here and of the action

1744, Sept. 20. Some accounts say that Prague is taken by the English Government against the Republic

taken, and some that only part of the town is taken and may be seen in the Gentleman's Magazine. Many

not the citadel; the first letters will clear up the matter. Genoese ships were taken by the English, and to the

The Court will have it for certain that the Genoese are settlement of the Prize Claims the letters of 1750 refer.

going to declare war to the King of Sardinia. I askt The following extracts contain, I believe, all that is of

the Duke of Newcastle today if I might pack up my

the public or general interest in the letters:

goods. No, said he, you shan't go. I hope things will 1743, Aug. 11. The King is to make all the cam

be made up, and that the Republic will not be forced to paign, and if he return at all next winter, it will be

come to these extremities. I have no manner of account only at Christmas. It is generally believed he will

from my Masters about what they intend to do; only I stay all this and the next year abroad. No certainty

know they have raised 24m. [24,000] men, and that they

know yet about peace or war.

are in a condition to make themselves respected. Had 1743, Oct. 18. Speaks of a projected marriage be

they done this sooner the King of Sardinia never would tween Miss Tea (sic) and Lord Traquair.* “My Mas

have had the assurance in pretending any of our domi“ ters have been badly used by Lord Carteret in the

nions in that shameful manner he has done. " last Treaty of Worms.t I writ them several times

1744, Oct. 20. I hope this Court will not precipitate " of what has happened now, of what might have been

matters with us, and begin hostilities, tho' I am under “ prevented, but they would not believe me, and to

no small apprehension of 'em. They have sent an order save a little money for not sending me over to Ger

to Vice-Admiral Rowley, to ask the Senate about the “ many, they have lost millions.” Says he is tired of

rumour of this great army of the Republic, after the serving them. The Princess went yesterday to Han

declarations made last summer of an exact neutrality. over, and nobody knows yet the very time the King

Some have told that in case the Republic's answers are will be here; it is supposed about the middle of next

not satisfactory, Rowley bas orders then to begin month.

hostilities; and if such should be the case I suppose my 1744, June 2. They say the King is going abroad,

Masters would order me to leave this kingdom ; but, by but the courtiers won't own it yet. If he does go, and

the best intelligence I have got, I think I am safe for my Masters don't order me to follow him, I intend to

the present, and that they will consult here about the
spend the summer in the country. P.S.--The King of

Republic's answers before they come to any such ex-
Sardinia seems at present in great d[anger]; I wish

tremities, which would hurt no less the English trade
from all my soul he may be a little trashed for his

than our own. The Republic, I hope, will receive my g[ ] and ours.

letters before Rowley appears. They have made a 1744, July 3. We received great news last week.

great mystery to me of their message, and if it be true Prince Charles past the Rhine. The Spaniards have

that the Brest squadron is joined with the Toulons, I been beaten in their retreat from Oneglia to Nice. The

suppose my Masters may be quite at their ease. I have Marquis la Chatardie has been sent away from Mos

no accounts of any real design my Masters have of covy. I My Lord Tyrawley is now triumphant at Naples;

joining the French and the Spaniards; but here the the affairs seem in a very tottering condition for the

Court seems not to entertain the least doubt as to their

Cou present King. This for England. On the other side

alliance; and if care should be taken we Genoese in the English don't seem too much pleased with the

that case might make a very great figure in the world; Dutch, and the Dutch complain of the English. 'Tis

also we might make it still worse. I doubt not but we expected every minute news of some battle between the

will have soon proposals of peace; but how long the English and French in Flanders. The King was to go

taxes are to continue it is a thing very much uncertain. to Flanders, but the Duke of Newcastle and his party

1744, Dec. 22. Today, at last, the Broad Bottom is having declared they would all lay down their employ

come in. You'll see here a list of those that have kissed ments, if His Majesty persisted in his resolution, he

the King's hand today. There is some others which is has been forced to alter his mind, which has been no

not in the list, such as Lord Gower, who is, I am told, small disappointment to my Lord Carteret's schemes.

to be Lord Privy Seal; Lord Chesterfield, that is to be
There was 12 m. (12,000) Saxons taken by my Lord

Ambassador in Holland; and others, which I suppose
Carteret into English pay; but the others having opposed

you will soon know. I am told the Republic is sending
it, all is come to nothing.

here an Envoy Extraordinary, who is to be Count 1744, July 24. Count Durazzi [a Genoese nobleman)

Durazzi, for a particular Commission; ... I have no is here, a friend of Lady Carteret. The King of France

news of it from anybody private or public. We'll see will be to-day at Metz. The Dutch seem now to be in

now what these folks will do; last year they all spoke earnest, and we expect to hear every moment the ac.

violently in favour of the Republic, now that they are count of some battle in Flanders, the English seeming

in place perhaps they will change their mind. In my fully inclined to attack the French. As to the Rhine

country they are preparing strongly against any hostiand Italy, we have nothing particular.

lity of the King of Sardinia and the English. (The list 1744, Sept. 1. The face of affairs has changed all on

of names of those who kissed the King's hand is as a sudden. The whole French army has passed the

follows:) Admiralty : Duke of Bedford, Lord Sandwich, Rhine in pursuit of Prince Charles. Prince Lobcowitz Admiral Anson. Greenville Lord Vera Beauclerk. Lord has retired to Frascati, having lost a great deal, not

Archibald Hamilton, Lord Baltimore. Mr. Chetwind, withstanding his pretended victory, and the King of · Mint: Sir John Philipps. Board of Trade ; Keen, Pay. Sardinia is in a sad pickle; it will be a miracle if he

master, pensions; Doddington, Treasurer of the Navy;
escapes it. The Spaniards and French are now in

Arundel and Littleton, Treasury ; Waller, Cofferer ; Sir
Piedmont, in Cavaglio, and it is believed that the said

John Hind Cotton, Treasurer, chamber; Lord Hobart
King has put all his army into garrisons, being not

to be made an Earl and Captain of the band of pen.
able to keep an army in the field; .... he trusts

sioners; Lord Halifax, Buckhounds. much in the approaching winter, but I am afraid this

1750, June 1. I think the Regency have dispatched will prove but a small relief; in the mesne time the

the affair of the prizes, and that the proclamation will Genoese are pretty easy about Final, and God, who is soon be printed

1750, June 9. Last Thursday the proclamation about

the Genoese prizes was signed, and today it will be
* Subsequent letters contain amusing notices of the progress and

published; so thank God I am out of this monstrously
termination of this aflair.
1 In the matter, I presume, of the Marquisate of Fina).

troublesome affair, so far as it relates [to] the Court.
In conseqnence of his intrigues in Polish affairs. A copy of the He says he will have the plague of liquidating the

abeth's letter to Foreign Courts on this occasion is given in the Political Cabinet for July 1744.




1750, July 3. Great rogueries in the accounts of the put the Countre in reule' ..... seid surmised F. PEAKE, Genoese prizes ; his own countrymen the greatest Fynaúnce was never payed, but as ys and shalle herafter Esq.

be declared, it was stoppid ; and as for goynge to 1750, July 10. Next Thursday I must go to Windsor Casleys] .i... Normandie and Fraunce and Aras, for the Duke of Bedford's sake, to be present at his he wente at the kynge's grete costes, and had excessive installation.

rewardes, and well and trewely (was] he contente, and he 1750, July 21. About his troubles in liquidation of wente under suche condite as was no juperdeux aventure the Genoese effects.

in Normandie and Fraunce,for erst he came the [re]..... 1750, Aug. 14. The World talks about disputes was resenably good rule, and by him hit was appeyred, between the Pope and the Venetians, but he thinks all and ther was amyghty power of the Inglissh partie, and will be made up.

by him it w[as] weyked ; and where he saith in the 1750, Sept. 27. The King will not be here for the same article that other menne's defautes or mysdedes birthday; we shall soon have a great funeral at the that aren aboute oure prince be ....... directed Portugal Chapel for the King of Portugal.

and layde unto him untrewly by divers envious mali1750, Dec. 11. The Duke of Dorset has been declared ciously noysed, late him purge himselfe first, and thanne Lieutenant of Ireland, and I hear that the Duke of telle (other] menne's defautes and mysdedes. Or elles Devonshire is going to be declared for awhile Presi- à contrary, lete him telle the seid defautes or misdedes dent of the Council. My Lord Harrington is quite and laye theym upon theym (that) aren gylty, and tell out, without any place or pension; nor do I think that what it is that passith his power to amende, and so he believes he shall have any at all. This is what he discharge his consciens and disclaundre the generall has got by his having been the first in the year 1746 to w..... none singler thinge that perchaunce is not give up his place in order to serve the Duke of New- done to his lust. castle and the party.

Item where in his thred article the seid duke de1760, March 20. From St. Omer's, where his and clarith that he by the comaundement of the kynge, and Neville's sons were at College.

by thavice of alle the lordes spirituall and temperall well 1760, May 20, St. Omer's. Letter in French, signed instructe, and havynge ample, large, and sufficent power Gastaldi (not important; not in the same hand as the and auctorite, toke upon him with other notable amothers; no seal).

bassades to goo in to Normandie, and so fourth to 1760, Dec. 26, St. Omer. J. B. Gastaldi to C. Nevill. Toures to the kynge's uncle and adversarie of Fraunce, Is glad that Lord Litchfield has been made a Lord of as well for the kynge's mariage as for trewes, and conthe Bedchamber, He mentions his sister Conyers and sidered that Normandie was desired universally by the his sister Woollascot.

kynge's subjectes beynge theraswell lordes, capteyns, 1762, August 17, Bruges. F. Scarisbrick, Rector of and other, which he surmittith be yet sufficiant of the College of St. Omer's, to C. Neville; dated at Hotel recorde, which saide that tyme to the seide duke that d'Argile, Bruges. He says, that “ the fury of these but he toke a trewes or an abstynence of werre, they “ parlemints still raging run cruelly against us; and mighte not ne wolde not kepe the lande in the kynge's “ we being threatened by repeated alarms, with an obeysaunce, seynge the mighte of adversaries assembled “ embargo to be laid on the children committed to our at Pounteys to the nombre of xviij. m' menne, and the “ care, when we are to be expelled the College,” he debilite and feblenesse of the kynge's countre, which has fled with Charles and Cosmas Neville and other menne of werre were not whan thei were to geder not children to Bruges, where he will continue to educate xvc Englisshemenne the townes and the castelles unthem. An inventory had been made of the goods stuffed of menne and of ordinaunce and vitaille. This of the College, even of the beds on which the children is the trouth that considered grete governance that the slept. (The letter, except the signature, is by an seid duke had hier in this lande and the grete favour amanuensis).

aboute the kynge's person, and the grete coost that was

putte in him, and the grete use of ambassad and full COPY OF A PAPER ROLL, TEMP. H. 6., CONTAINING CHARGES

instruccion that he had at alle tymes of alle the seid AGAINST THE DUKE OF SUFFOLK, (imperfect'at be. debilite and of the menes of repayre ther of in as moche ginning).

as he seith himself he put the seid countre to good ruele Peple felle fro him and wors were coraged to have after the dethe of my lorde of Bedford, and afterwarde oidene in the kynge's service and warres... wor wente in the company of my lorde of Yorke over the shipfull takyng without reprofe or cowardnesse. The see and ther abode ayere, at which sesons and tymes nighte before that he was yolden he laye in bede with a he was well instructe of alle suiyvent moovvemens, and Nonne whom he toke oute of holy profession and de- of alle the mighte of the kinge's adversaries, wherof he fouled, whos name was Malyne de Cay, by whom he gate never set ne desired to sette remedie, but rather coun. a daughter, nowe married to Stonard of Oxonfordshire, cell, which Sr Piers de Brese and other of the Frenshe and he was comynge fro his warde down the place over partie in suche forme as herafter shalbe declared better the Bruge by Jamet de Tille, whiche sinfulle levynge ys with God is mercy : and where he saith the takynge of effect was nought only cause of his schamfulle takynge the said treux was the gretest universalle welle that ever but the dethe of his seid brethren and of many a notable came to the kynge or to his subjectes, it is the contrary, persone there ..same tyme myscheved ... for ther by the kynge's obeisaunce was and ys lost, the whichę is schamfulle to here of, of a man berynge the more partie God emende it, therby the kynge's advername of astate. And where he saith he payed for his saries that thanne were we ..and in ruyne werre finaunce and rauncone the summe of xx'i mo li. and releved and sore encressed therby the kynge's peple more, wite it verily that he was a .... XII. M'. marke and soudeours were put from their Garisons exiled, poat the most, for the which he layde his seale to the verysshed, and distroied; therby were robbers, pillages, Frensshemenne, and his brother which we .... at murders, ydelnesse, and cursednesse brought amonge us, Oxenford he laye plege for him, &c.

therby oure frendes of the kynge's amite and of his To whom falsly forsworne he lete him dye in prison. linage were departed from the leige of oure sovereigne, And forasmoch as his seid seale lay in the Frenschemen's and to not comprised in the takynge of the said treux, handes by side forth ev.... coude with noe crafte therby the Frenshemen alied them selfe and enlarge by quyte withoute reprofe, he therfor conspired with the their amite and their aliage to suche as were beste oute Duke of Orliaunce beynge in his kepynge and with the of the kynge'e amite ouere sovereigne lorde; therby were ..... Conace, and Jamet de Tylly, and other of alle the Garrisons in Fraunce and Normandie of the the Frenshe partie to labour the delivraunce of the seid kynge's obeysiаunce; therby were alle soudeours clane Duke of Orliaunce, and so to hľave the] seid seale ayen, piked oute of the countree. Et quid supereto, thereby the which he complesshed withoute other payements of is alle goone, and t ..... this mighty dede be alle Fynaunce, raunceoun, or depance, and toke grete sommes inacted and exemplefied; yet it is not exemplefied in of gy[ftes], and rewarde beside forth, and the kynge whos defaute is lost afote of ground]: and for exemplifine the lands never abailled, which mater shalle better cacion it is well knowen that whan the Duke of Orliaunce be declared herafter in tyme to come with the mercy of sbulde be delivered, as is rehersed in the first article of

the boke, my lorde of Gloucestre was contrary in his Item wher the seid duke articled that after that he oppinion to the deliveraunce of him, and ther fore he was come oute of prisone into Englond, longe before he desired an Acte to be made for him that it was never his payed his seid surmised excessive fynaunce, he went to assent; and so it was done; and with in a moneth after, Caleys to my lorde of Bedford, and not longe after not withstondynge that the seid Duke of Suffolk laboured beynge styward of the kynge's house, went in am. the seid deliveraunce, he bad alike acte exemplified for bassade in the company of my Lord Cardinall of Englond him by Privy Seall, that it was never his assent. Who and other to the convencion of Aras; and after the but antichrist coude turne the treuthe upse done? who dethe [of] my lord of B[edford] ... the viage with so eville doynge, so inpeitable, who so defyled, so faire his husholde meude in to Normandie and Fraunce, and withoute soothe ? Trowe ys not that Judas that kyssed




F. PEAKE, his maister : and as to that that he saith, ther were not

xv° Englisshmen, ther weré moo at the tyme of the first treux takynge thanne xi. m'. men which may be proved, and the Dolphyne, with helde after with him iij. m' and C. Englisshemen, and at the treux proroged were in Normandie viij. M'. men and moo.

Item where the seid duke in the ende of his fourte article declarith himselfe for yeldynge up or departynge fro and of the townes and castelles of Anyoies and Mayne with their appurtenances, and seith the trouthe was that whan he was at Toures in ambassiad and after at Loreyne, and had ample and as large power as any was gevyn to any ambassad amou ther convocacions and treites was desired gretly over the other partie to ayelde up or to arelessed to theym the seid towne of Anyoies and Mayne, with their appurtenaunces, and notwithstondynge his seid power was large and sufficiant dyscharge for him to have resonably departed the kynge's title therfore, yet he gaffe theym never answere nor comforte therof.

It is yet never thelesse that therof delivered he to the Bastard of Orliaunce letters patents made in the kynge's name, besydes Powles, and ther made to him promise that yf the Duke of Alauncion wolde come or sende to the kynge into Englond to desire Alauncion, he shulde do his parte in suche forme as he dowted not he shulde have it; and as for Maunce and Mayne, alle lordes and comons in Englonds knew well that it was the keye of well faire of alle the kynge's obeisaunces in Fraunce and Normandie, and whanne they were gone the Englisshemen obeisaunce was gretly anentished, and the French partie hoold over that side : and howe the kynge's enheritaunce was ther inne, loke alle your cronicles and ye shall fiynde it the old enheritaunce that oure sovereigne lorde had, and that he hath continued in the issue male with oute chaunge of blod fro Geferey Plantegenet to his awyn persone a fyv hundred yere abone before the seid Gefereys days, and so thei not inherited by so olde blode male, noo lands christian withoute chaunge of name : and wher he seith that he moved the Frenche partie [to] recompense the kynge's subjects that had lyvelode there, which was impossible to alle Traunce graunt away the kyne's lyvelode by his letters patent, and of his adversaries desire Impossible thinge it is no pleynesse by no mene for no prince; but wors, it followith no man is recompensed, and the kyne's lyvelode and enheritaunce ys goone and his obeisaunce anentished, and his liege menne have lost her lond, and are become beggers.

The Frensshe partie and the Duke of Suffolk riched, the trewe subjects lost her londe, her goods, her catall, ther wyfes, ther childrenne, and over that exiled and fleed the countree ; thus was the seid treux takyn inprovidently and folily; for therby be the Frensshe. menne riched, the Englishmenne povered ; they mightly recured of men and peple, we distroied; they to gader, we assundred scarkeled; they well arayed, we exiled and banysshed; and over that, the seid duke improvidently after his first ambassiad not considered the grete emynent charges wherto the kynge was borne of necessite, first for the susteynynge of his werres and resistence of his enemyes, next for his grete and honour able mariage, the thirde for his blode and issue, which God sende us in this lande for his mercy; the fourte fore for the comyn welle encrese and profite of alle the lande, and for his honourable hushold never stynte of his insatiable covetise, but ever of the kynge oure sovereigne lorde gate to himselfe raill lordshipe, maneres, townes, landes, tenements, sees, annuetes, reversions, wherof what so evere the seid duke write for his excuse, the yerely value with the offices ther to appendaunt is more thanne v. M' marcs in alle ..... the proves thereof is to see all his grauntes made fro the first yere of his reigne, in to nowe, wherof the graunte by patente made to him only of alle thinges passe the nombre of xxxti and by sume patent a m. marck of landes, and more by which insa . ....... and yet be spares not the best revenus of alle this lande, which is the custome and subsidie of wolles wherof he hath at ones oute of Norfolke costes the value by a patent of v. M marcs, of which wooles the grete substaunce was trised .... over the see by the handes of Symond Pygot of Lenne, and he overmore of insaciable covetise not thus content ne yet with the grete excessive sinistres giftes for makynge of grete offices and ministres of countrees in Englond, wherof .... summe yere at the eleccion of Shireffes of Englond for particuler mattiers outwarde, and to make a shireffe parcially, and not indifferently, his approwe worth a mi marcs, at sume terme of Seynt Michell, whereof felle the inconvenientisse in this lande, therby alle tho that wolde

not be of his secte were over sette in their countres; therby every matier trewe or fals that he wolde favour went fourthe; therby alle other trewe mannes matier of nonsuche mighte went bakke; therby perjuries begonne and encresed that yet sinfully continued in Englond, which sume men drede shalle cause the landes destruccion; but good amende hit; therby were trewe men hangyng; therby were theves saved, therby menne lost their lands with wronge such as he wolde; therby hath he purchaсed many a grete lordship for mayntenaunce; therby falsholde encreased, therby trouth destroued; therby was trouth put under, and falshold was lyfted above, thereby is justice lost; therby is lawe mischeffed ; and over alle this, not thus content, the saide duke thoughte the kynge's lyvelode not by him anynteshed

caused many other of his secte sum suche as did the kynge never service, ne none of his auncestres to have of the kinge's gyfte, great constabularies, offices, annuetes, and grete pensions, wherof the approwe to his awene selfe of giftes that he toke therof was every yere worth yerely the value of his lyfelode. Thus is he riched, the kynge povered; he of grete lyvelode, the kynge of litell lyvelode; this ys the estymacion of his lyvelode of the kynge's gyfte. First my lady dame Margarete Somerset

with the fees of officers - . • m. li. Item for the lande of my yonge lady of War. wyke; he was a frendely fermor for the lande he toke to ferme of the tresorer. The Erldome of Penbroke with Penbroke shire with the fees of menne and offices - m?. li. The grete parte of the Erldom of Richmond in Norfolk as Swaf ham, Narforth, Turne,

and Charleton, With the appurtenaunces and with the Turne

of Writes, with Shervesturnes and other .

frauncheses - - - - - cc. li. The offices at Wadestoke, Walynford, Fremantill, and other, with the grete offices in the duche of Lancastre, besides other offices here not expressed - - - cc. li.

The sinistre purchace of the seid duke. First, for asmoche as he gat to the Erle of Kendale the honour, name, title, and astate of the erle, &c., and gat him the kynge's lyvelode in Gascoigne and Guyene, whiche was summe tyme the lorde of Gloucestre, and maried to him his nece. Therfore he hath by slypper eschaunge the lordship and castell of Glaxton, Resham, and other landes and tenements in Norfolk and Suffo wich were of the enheritaunce of his seid nece, to the yerely value, with fees and offices and services, cc. li.

Item of the executors of S. John Clyften to mayntayn theym to kepe Clyfton ys lyvelode with wronge fro his next blode and his heires, to whome his seid lyvelode was entailled, XXVI. li.

Item where the seid duke execused him and my lady, his wyfe, of there lyfe lyvynge continuelly upon the kynge and the quene, as to that article it nedith not gretly to say memorie, for the treuth apperith.

Item where the seid duke declarith that it is cursedly noysed that he shulde selle Normandie, and the lordes and capteyns their, as to the lordes and capteyns it is to bene advised; but as for Normandie, wete ye well that the Frenche partie knowen every day our poverte, oure debilite, inprovidente, non-resistence, non-power, and every mishappe that folowith amonge us; and as for that amphibille demaunde that the seid Duke seith in his article to demaunde the cause of the losse of Normandie, of suche persones as have conceites of lordes and capteyns that have yalde up the kynge's places ;

That demaunde may not rescu a persone, ne it is not worthy; but this demaunde wherby it is lost, hit may be aunswerred by false covetise, ravene, extorcion and pillage, which caused rebellioun of Sogettes for lakke of justice on the oo side ; by deliveraunce of the duke of Orliaunce and the Countes of Mayne and Maunce, in to the Frensbemennes handes, inprovident, undiscrete, shrewed and trewe takyn treux on the other side; and of iche of thees comyth many a felle braunch which shalle passe to speke of, and the residue of the seid duke's booke shalbe aunswerre.

Plus in dorso. And as for secour or rescus to Roone Harflette or to any other place in Normandie, it nedith not to aunswerre the seid "duke's declaracion ; for therof the treuth apperith ; and for his offres into Normandie or to any other place, as large as they have ben made and spoken, ever thei be joyned with an impossible, &c.

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