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Gunpowder Plot Papers. A.D. 1605, Nov. 19.-Original Council Letter, ad. dressed to Sir Julius Cæsar and Sir Roger Wilbraham, Kts., Sir Edward Phillipps, Sir John Croke, Sir Edward Coke, Sir John Dodderidge, Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Walter Cope, Sir John More, Sir Henry Montagu, — directs examination of persons apprehended and found chargeable with suspicion of this conspiracie; enclosing a catalogue or list of those to be examined, subscribed by the hands of two of the clerks of the Council.

Nov. 25.-A Catalogue of forty-six persons, showing the places where they were confined, and by whose orders they had been committed.

Signed by H. Ashley and Thomas Smith. Nov. 25.--Original Council Letter, addressed as above, authorizing further searches, apprehensions, and commitments.

Generall interrogatories to be ministred to those that shall be examined. Nov. 23. Original examinationt of ThomasPierce.


Warde. Nov. 29.

Marke Britten. Nov. 30.

Francis Prior.
Dec. 2.

William Yate.
John Vizards.

George Hodges. Dec. 3.

Edmond Royden.

Francis Swetnam. Dec. 4.

William Bostock.
Richard Meller.
Francis Holmes.

Richard Martin, Dec. 5.

Edward Forsett.
James Hamond.

James Johnson.
Dec. 6.

Richard Richard


Michael Gawdy. Re-examination of James Jhonson.

Examination of Thomas Daye. Dec. 10.

William Kyddall. Dec. 11

William Cole. Dec. 12.

Thomas Carpenter. William Ward.

Thomas Parsons. Dec. 30.

John Turpin.

Richard Suggdin. No date.-Epitome of examinations of Robert Huggins, John Sergeaunte, Richard Westbury, James Garvey, Robert Abraham, Steven Adcock, William Cole, Thomas Carpenter, William Warde, and Thomas Parsons. (One sheet of foolscap paper; two-thirds of the first page are occupied with an epitome of portion of the examination of a woman (not named); the first part of the document is wanting

A.D. 1612, Jan. 30. - Original Council Letter, addressed to Sir Edward Phillips, M.R., Sir James Altham, Sir Edward Bromley, Sir Henrie Hobart, and the Solicitor-General and Attorney-General, directing the persons addressed to examine and report on divers examinations which had come to the hands of the Archbishop Abbot; with a view to a suit lately, instituted in the Star Chamber against Sir John Yorke, and others.

No date.-Brief of eleven sheets of the pith of the examinations of witnesses in the powder plot affair, with notes of contradictions and confirmations. (Very curious.) • No date.-A small quarto sheet of paper containing on the first page the names of the persons whose examinations are given above, and of some other persons.

Has communicated his note to their most noble friend, CALENDAR who by the letters of A. B. performed his desire. If he or PHELIPS' doubts, will that night attend him at his back door.

Mss. Acknowledges him to be the most worthy and judicious speaker of Parliament since 23 Eliz. — Had that day presented Sir E. Phelips' message to the King, who appointed 2 o'clock the next day in the New Banquetting Hall.

1609, Sunday night, late.-Francis Hastings to Sir
Edward Phelips. States the crafty manner in which
a creditor had arrested him on a bond as he came out
of a church in Iremunger Lane, from a sermon, and
asks his advice.
asks his advice Date

Dated from

a Taverne in Wood Street.

No date. - The Earl of Salisbury to Sir Edward Phelips. “That which you did the last day was like “ all your dayes labour, carefull and consyderate. For “ the present I think we shall not change our purpose, “ and therefore, sir, what Mr. Recorder told you we “ will do.” Thinks that if the house be divided, many men (now invisible crossers) will be loth in such a case as a conference to show such obstinancy when they may do as they list after.

No date.-Instructions to the Speaker (in Salisbury's handwriting) in what way to deal with the house in a certain conjuncture.

1610, Nov. 20, 8 Jac. I.-James I. (at Royston) to Sir Edward Phelips. Answer to a message from the House of Commons concerning impositions, &c.

Nov. 27.—The same to the same. Warrant for ad. journment of the House of Commons from 23 Nov. to Thursday next.

Dec. 2.--The same to the same. Letter directing that the House of Commons should stand adjourned to the 6th Decr.; to forbear any proceedings either in the House or in Committee, and repair to the higher house to take knowledge of the contents of his Commission.

1612, Sept. 14.-King James I. (at Havering) to the same. Directs him to consult with the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General as to the best means of putting in form the Act of Remaunding in Scotland.

1612, Sept. 28, st. vet.-Dudley Carleton (at Venice) to [Sir E. Phelips ?] “Your favourable recommendation “ made the first impression on his Majesty which did “ afterwards produce the honour of a publique employ“ ment.

1612, Sept. 28.-Jo. Dackombe to the Master of the Rolls, Sir Edward Phelips.-Has been travelling and working much for his highnesses profit. “I pray God keepe you from this new disease.”

Nov. 15.-Sir Maurice Berkeley (at Hinton) to Sir Edward Phelips.-Bewails the death of Prince Henry.

Jany. 20.-Receipt signed by Inigo Jones for 110l. paid by Sir Edward Phelips, which he disbursed for the use of the Middle Temple and Lincoln's Inn, upon the works for setting out the Mask at Court on the marriage of Lady Elizabeth.

1613, May 28.-Sir George Moore to Sir Edward Phelips.-States that a buck had been sent to the Lord Admiral out of Layton walk in the Forest of Waltham; that it was good and well liked.

July 14.-James I. (at Theobalds) to Sir Edward Phelips, K, and all our Lieutenants, &c.-Appoints Sir Edward ranger of all the Royal forests, parks, and chases in England. (Document on vellum.)

July 15.-Sir Robert Phelips (at Rouen) to Sir Edward Phelips. (3 pp.) Mentions the French King's edict against duels.

July 20.—The same (at Paris) to the same.-Admires Paris. One Ramsay, a Scott, had lately a quarrel with a Frenchman, unto whom fearing he should be inforced to give some base satisfaction, he fledd from France into England. One Bruncker hath demanded the combate of the same Frenchman, and it is thought shall have itt. ... Account of presentation of the King's book to the King of France; remarks of the latter; Father Cotton, a Jesuit, reads it to him and omits what he can not answer. ... Hears from a gentleman lately come out of Italy, that Tyrone is in Rome; the Pope allows him a house and defrays his board charge; the King of Spain gives him a pension : he protests his innocency to his King and country as all traitors do, being deceived of their expectation : he has lost by sickness his son.

Aug. 12.- Council letter signed by Northampton, Suffolk, and Julius Cæsar, to John Dackham, Esq., directing him to value certain land, part of the demesnes formerly belonging to Sherborne Castle, for which Sir Edward Phelips had offered nine years' purchase for a lease for three lives. August 29.—Robert, Earl of Rochester (at Farnham)

Letters from James I., Charles I., and Charles II., the Privy Council, and other persons, to Sir Edward Phelips and Sir Robert Phelips, &c.

1607, 30 March.-The Earl of Salisbury to Sir Edward Phelips, the Speaker of the House of Commons. The King purposes to speak to the Lower House before they break up; Sir Edward is to tell the members not to go down until that be done, which shall be to-morrow in the afternoon at Whitehall.

1609, 18 March.-Sir Julius Cæsar to Sir E. Phelips.

• This calendar includes only the papers of general interest. † All are signed by four of the Commissioners; some by more.

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“ broughte prisoner out of the East Indies the late CALE “Virrey of Goa, Don Jerom de Azevedo, who before OF PELI " had been many yeares Governor of Zeylon in those “ parts, and having, as is said, by hooke or crooke, in “ long time, gathered great riches together. (3 pp.) - Jan. 10.-- The same to the same (at Ocaña): in Spanish. Hopes he gets on in the language and good customs of Spain. The Persian Ambassador has arrived at Mertoles, and will visit the King. (1 p.)

1619, April 4.-The same to the same (at London). Mr. Gage is shortly going with Gondomar into Germany. Abuses the Dutch for their ingratitude to the English.

1623, Jan, 20.-Edward Hext (at Netherham) to Sir Robert Phelips.-Business, (with letters of Jo. Symes

CALENDAB to Sir Edward Phelips, Hobart the Attorney-General, OP PARLIPS' Montague the King's Serjeant, and Bacon the King's MSS.

Solicitor, or any three of them.--Encloses a petition which the King commands them to consider and certify whether he may grant what is desired.

Sept. 14.Ja. Fullerton (at Richmond) to Sir E. Phelips.-About some business of the writer's master, in which Sir Edward interested himself. Can not tell what to say of this alteration of my Lord of Rochester's mind. (It is evidently about obtaining some land.)

Dec. 8.-Robert, Earl of Rochester, at Royston, to Sir Edward Phelips.-"I can not medle with this, but shall “ open a gapp peradventure to take away the prefer“ ment from the kinredd heerafter, and it may be the “ Court would be glad of my example: but I will “ prevent them of any such precedent.”

Dec. 13, n. S.-Charles Maupas Bloissien, at Blois, to Sir Robert Phelips. Complimentary

June 22, no year.-Sir Walter Ralegh [in the Tower] to Sir Edward Phelips, Knight, Master of the Rolls.“ Sir, having herd that the commission sent into Devon " is returned I beseich you to give us some end of the “ unchristian sute which Sanderson hath agaynst me: « before the commission was sent it was proved by “ Mr. Heriot's oath, that my release to Sanderson was “ but conditionale; yea his owne borrowing of it for cer« tayne dayes to shew his creditors, and his restoring of “ it to Heriot agayne, did sufficiently prove it. For " the bond of myne for a braslett of seed perrell, I trust, " Sir, that you will not think it reasonable that I pay " that bond before he deliver up bonds of myne for “ twenty or thirtye thowsand pound, which as I am told " he hath gotten assigned over to himself; I was ever " contented to allow him the bond uppon his accompt, " though it be 2001. for 101.: but if he be ten thowsand " pound in my debt, I trust the (that) yow will not charge “ me to pay him, who hath little or no meanes to pay mee. “ For a paper which he sheweth of myne, noated in the

margent by my self, I beseich yow, Sir, to understand

it aright, which is what I never signed to any thing " therein, but to myne olone margent at the end, to “ give allowance to pass in his accompt such somes “ agaynst which I did not accept; for he told me that he “ had no warrant for them, and that therefore my “ Auditor would not allow them, which perswaded mee to resigning of a paper in the margent, not that I " ever acknowledged any of those sumes payd by him “ otherwise than with my mony. And, Sir, whereas he " made but a slight matter of the Careck accompt, I “ will show it yow if yow please that he receives of the " Carrek goods, six and thirty thowsand pound, which “ with the two and forty thowsand which he chargeth “ him self withall, amounteth to seventy eyght thowsand " pound. Lastly, Sir, this pernitious miscreant hath « vaunted to one of the custome howse to whom he is

indebted, that he was promised a judgment of 5001. “ agaynst mee in the Roles before the matter was herd; “ and he that will dare to abuse a man of your vertue " and reputation in the world, will easely scandale a “ man in adversitie and frindles. But for my self, as " it was never in my power to do yow service, so have I “ ever loved and honored yow and will rest reddy to be “ commanded by yow. “June 22d.”

“ W. RALEGH." 1616, Dec. 31.- William Helyar (at Exeter) to Sir Robert Phelips.-Business matters.

1617, Oct. 28.-Jhon Blacfan, at Valladolid, to [Sir Robert Phelips). In reply, tells him what Spanish books he would better read.

Dec. 1. - Christopher Greenwood, at Valladolid, to [Sir Robert Phelips). Recommends books. (3 pp.)

1618, August 15.-James Wadesworth, at Madrid, to Sir Robert Phelips (at London). Acknowledges a letter of 25th June. “All here was halfe out “ of joynte by the violent procedinge of Sir Walter “ Raley, whose purpose doubtles, like to some of his “abettors, was to mar the mariage at least, if not to “ breake the peace; so to fish for their intentes in “ trobled waters. . . . . Concerning the mariage, “ now here is little talke except among the English and “ some few Spanyards. ... A late under-secretary to the Conde de Lemos, has written a paper against “ the marriage, pretending it to be unlawful by all the “ textes of the Bible.” More about the match; ... defeat of the Algerine pirates by Dutch and Spanish ships. “And I would to God some English ships were “ there also so well employed.” (3 pp.)

Nov. 8.-The same (at Madrid) to the same.- Declares that the King of Spain and those about him are sincere in purposing the marriage. (23 pp.)

Dec. 19. — The same to the same.--"Also there is

1625, March. - Hombre fiel (at Westminster) to Sir Robert Phelips. Sends some proclamations. " The “ Chancellor of the Duchie is Prívie Counsellor. Sir “ Edward Sands is sent for, and I conceave yow may “ be so."

1626, July 8. — Order signed by Thos. Coventry, Keeper of the Great Seal, to turn out certain persons from the Commission of the Peace. (In Cornwall, Sir John Elliot; in Somersetshire, Sir Robert Phelips.)

1626, Nov. 27.-Hombre fiel (at Westminster) to Sir Robert Phelips.—About getting Sir Robert reinstated in the King's favour.-About subscription.-Long letter of 4 pp., with an entreaty to burn it."

1627, Aug. 31.-Charles I. to William Earl of Hertford.-Asking a free gift, to be so expressed as to encourage others; the money to be upon the word of a King imploied in the common defence of the kingdom.

1629, Aug. 20. 5 Car. I.-Charles I. (at Woodstock) to Sir Robert Phelips. In the intended division between the King and persons claiming common on Southmoor, he relies on Sir Robert Phelips to look to the interest of the King “rather than for the favour of the multitude."

1630, Feb. 25. 5 Car. I.–Charles I. (at Newmarket) to Sir Thos. Richardson and others, Justices of Assize for the Western Circuit, regarding the affairs of King's Sedgmoor.

1630, Sept. 10.-Copy by Sir Robert Phelips of a letter in French dated from Lyons, giving local news.

1632, July 19.-Henry Ludlow (at Tadley) to Sir Robert Phelips. Has an order from the Council Board to deliver 757. to Sir Robert. Phelips for the use of the writer's “foolish sonne," then in Yeovil prison; and tells all about him.

Oct. 25.-The same to the same. The son has been lately to London. Commends Sir Robert.

Jan. 13.-Hombre fiel to Sir Robert Phelips. After some personal matters,—“The Queen's pastorale (who is " said to have herself excelled really all others both “ in acting and singing) is again to be performed on “ Candlemas night next; the difficulty of getting in “ on Wednesday being such or so apprehended, that " there was a scarcitie of spectators and room for “ many more than were present. I presume you “ have heard that Sir Robert Anstrodder is gone am" bassador from his Majestie to the meeting of the “ princes confederate at Ulme, where if he prevaile rot “ for a speedie deliverie of the Palatinate (yet in the “ hands of the King of Sueds captains) I heare that “ his Majestie will presently declare himselfe on the “ part of the Emperor, and that our friend the Lo. “ Cottington shall goe ambassador to Vienna so soon “ as the first dispatch shall come from Ulme. The Erle “ of Rutland's friends are gone this day to accompanie “ his corpse from Bishop Starford (where he died and “ was embalmed by Watson the surgeon) to a church neere Belvoir Castle, where he is to be interred with “ his ancestors. The lite (little ?) book (Hygiasticon) I “ am glad you like, it being in my weake understanding “ rateonally written, and contayning many usefull rules “ for the preserving of health, whereof though it may “ not be expected that all should be observed or be “ agreeable to everie individual man, yet may any man 66 certenly learne to become his own phisician.”

1634, July 29.-Hombre fiel to (Sir Robert Phelips). Tells of proceedings and fines imposed at the Court for the Forest of Dean, Lord Holland being the Chief Justice. Speaks of “Mr. Kyrk, who married my wife's sister, " and is deputy constable of the Castle of St. Breaill “ (Briavel), and vice-warden of the Stannaries under “ the Lord Chamberlain.-Gives account of proceedings " at the Forest Court. ... Sir Jo. Finch made haste " to this town, to the end (as I conceave) that he might " negotiate his pretension to be successor to the new " attorney-general, who comes from Tunbridge this “ day in a litter) being held by most men to be upon


« his last quarter. From the Court I heere of no newes, “neere Dublyn, clad in a blacke armor with a black CALENDAR “save of private persons. Mr. Tims maried Mrs. Hill horse and a blacke plume of fethers, although many OF PHELIPS'

MSS. " the day before their majesties went from Theobalds. “ there looked on him and this action with other eyes " At Theobalds Mrs. Victoria Cary (sister to the new " then they did on the Lo. Chichester, who had bin bred “ Lord Falkland) was left sick of the small-pox. At " a martiall man; and it gave occasion to a pasquill to " Apthorp, Mons' Van ... (who with his wife are " say that his Parliament might peradventure prove of “ best reputed of all the French) fell sick of a burning “ the same color also, viz., blacke or blanke.” The « fever."

writer then mentions proposed Acts of the Irish ParThe Queen is preparing to entertain the King with a liament. galanteria (as they call it) at Hulembey, which being P.S. As I had ended this, a friend comes in and within her joynture, she holds as her own house.

shewes me a letter from a Knight of a Shier in Ireland, Aug. 2.-El hombre fiel to (Sir R. Phelips?). More which says that they had with much alacrite and cheerabout the Forest Court ... Sir Jo. Finch and his friends fulnesse given the King six subsidies to be paid in four are become confident of succeeding in the atturneyship yeares, viz., the first four in two yeares, and the later two your countriman Noy, who is returned to Lincoln's inne in other two yeares quarterly. With which advertiseso weake and spent that he is forced (they say) to drinke ment he sent over his own brother and his own Knight much aurum potabile; and his nearest friends (whose Sr Geo, Wentworth, to his Majestie. hope useth to die last) seem now to despair of his re- 1636, Feb. 22. 11 Car. I. Charles I. to the Justices coverie; the chiefe discourse of this town being, who of Assize of Somerset and other counties.-For the preis most likely to be his successor, Sir John Finch, Sr servation of venison, hares, and pheasants. Jo. Banks, Mr. Recorder, or Sr Jo. Brampston, in regard May 28.-Dudley Digges to Sir Robert Phelips. Inhe is held one of the most learned lawyers in this time; closes a petition; asks Sir Robert to undertake the and whosoever shalbe so represented to the King (I matter; if he can not, to return the petition and hsi heare) is likely to carrie the place; though the Queen opinion. and her officers (L. of Holland, and Dorset, &c.) be yerie The petition is enclosed. It is by John Abbott, who, earnest for her atturney, by whom the archbishop hath with others was sued by Henry Day at the Rolls. also bin courted lately ................ A Abbott pleads poverty, and prays that the matter may dull and dead time here, when both the King and Queen be referred to Sir Robert Phelips and John Harben, to are absent and in progresse. Westminster Hall shutt call witnesses and decide. up, the Exchange but rarely frequented, and the streets [1648] April 29.—News letter.— The King in the Isle thinne, in regard most people of qualitie are gone to take of Wight in good health. London prepared for defence. the fresh ayre of the countrie. Onely 2 proclamations A report that the army intended to demand a million have come forth since the progresse resolved on before in money from them. Successes of Welsh Royalists. in pursuance of former Acts of State ; the one, for the Disturbances at Norwich. This day as it is said the saving of fuell and avoyding the annoyance of smoke, by question will be who shall be king. At last it is thought an invention of Captne Frankes; and the other touching they will come to a personal treaty, but necessitie will sope to make good and strengthen the former procla- bring it, for the Scots will come in for certeine. The

bring it, for the Scots will come i macions, and to prohibite the making of sope by private Duke of York is safely landed at Flushing. persons in their howses though for their own uses, &c. : 1662, June 21.--Charles II. to the Justices of the (which if you have not seen I will sende them unto you). Peace for the county of Somerset. They are to reMr. Wm. Croft (page to the Queen) having entered bond commend persons to farm the excise of ale and answer a bill in the Star chamber (exhibited against Countersigned by E. Nicholas. my Lo. Digby and him for their duell) and thereupon July 4.-Duke of Ormonde to Lord Pawlet and the obtayned leave to passe this summer in France (the Lo rest of the Deputy Lieutenants. He is going to Ireland Digby having entered the like bond before his going on the King's service there; asks them to meet him at into the country by order of the counsell bond); Her the next assizes to settle the affairs of the militia. Majestie to grace hir servant sent a present by him to 1666, July 13.--Charles II. to Duke of Ormonde, her sister the Queene of France, which was six rich Lieutenant of the county of Somerset. Reasons for handles for fanns, being (as I heare) the l of agot, 2 suspecting foreign invasion: to secure those suspected, sapphire, 3 rubie (4 sett with litle diamonds), 5 of particularly those keeping horses or arms beyond their gold inamelled, and the 6th of pure gold. He began rank. If the enemy land to rob or spoil, they are to be his journey on Saturday last this day sennight. The fallen upon and no quarter is to be shewn.-Counterdirection he had, was to goe to Lorain. ... After signed by Arlington. some news of France and the French Court, the writer says that The French have been so wise as, by a late

THE STATES GENERAL, TEMP. Q. Eliz. sumptuarie edict and declaration of that King's published in the parliament at Rouen, and translated and 1587, 18 March.-Substance of the memorials of the printed in English, to take care of regulating the ex States of Zetland, 1 p.--In the margin, “ Referred for travagant cost of apparell and of reforming the excesse “ answere to the severall pointes of this memoriall to thereof in imbroideries and other wayes, so that they “ the Apostilles made to the memorialls of the States leave not there old wont of lightly crossing the narrowe, “ Generall and Counsell of State. By Her Majesties we are likely to have French embroideries enowe in “ commandment. Signed, FRA. WALSINGHAM."-InEngland and to have those vanities cheape. They have dorsed “Copia,” Jan. 1587. likewise decried our English gold, whereof there hath ." Pointes of the memoriall given by those of Zetland bin of late yeares more plentie in France then in England " to Mr. Ortel to propound at his coming into England, by reason of the great and gainfull transportation thereof, “ with postils to the same," with name of Ortel indorsed. in regard the Jacobus had then a permişsive currencie - This relates to the contributions to the garrisons of at 28s, and the Carolus at 26s., so that halfe of most Flushing, Bergen, and Ostend. payments are said to have bin made there in our gold; 1589, 13 May.--Original Council letter signed by the cause of the decrying whereof was, the great Hatton, Burghley, and ten others, addressed to Thomas quantitie of false coyne which was either counterfeyted Bodley, Esq., counsailor for H. M., with the States there or sent over from here, in respect it passed without Generall in the Lowe Countries ; being a commission to weight; and 2, because that state would bring the good proceed with the States in requiring their justification gold to there mynts to be there coyned into French of such points of their placart as concern my Lord crowns.

Willoughby. P.S. Since I writt this I heare by a gentleman lately 6 May - Original letter by Fra. Walsingham to come from Court that the King hath had a dangerous Thomas Bodley.- The coming of Lord Buckhurst to fall bunting in the Forest of Sherwood, his horse drawing those countries not yet resolved. To stop Mr. Ortel's him after him by one of his legs; but is now, thanks mouth; as the States are backward in relieving Ostend be to God, past any danger : And that the Duke of the Queen may be excused her delay. Approves BodLenox had such another fall as that his recovery is yet ley's proceedings with regard to the troops. Doubts doubtfull.

that Buda will hardly be kept for want of victuals. 1634, Aug. 4.-Hombre fiel to (Sir R. Phelips) ..... 5 June, st. vet.- Proposition made to the States “ I presume you have formerly heard of the Lo. Deputie General for my Lord Willoughbyes cause about the “ care to advance his Majesties service and affaires in placart (in French).-And the original draft of the " that Kingdom by the Parliament there summoned, as letter in Bodley's handwriting “ well in the election of well affected Knights and Bur. A.D., 1589, 4 July.--Copy of “Proposition to the “ gesses as in all other fitt preparations, having (as the Lo. " General States upon certaine articles sent me (i.e. “ Chichester his predecessor had heretofore done in the ** Bodley) by the Lords” (in French). “ like occasion) filled up his troop of horse and companies 1590, April 30.--Copy of a letter in French from the “ of foot, and treyned them himselfe on a large green States General to the Privy Council of Queen Elizabeth.

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CALENDAR Mr. Bodley has presented the Council letters of the Dec. 10.-Copy of the Earl of Bristol's letter to the CALEND.

07 PHELI OF PHELIPS' 25th of March and the 26th of this month, and exhibited King. * MSS.

MSS. a proposition at which they are much grieved, because

March 21.- A list of the princes, officers, and servants it seems that the Queen and they in their judgment of

who goe to attend His Highness in Spain (3 pp.). The the state of those countries give credit to incompetent

indorsement is “List of those gone and to go into Spaine • persons. They defend themselves, ask for belief in « to attend the Prince.” It has been altered and their sincerity and good faith. Having been informed

amended :that an envoy would come from the Queen, they made

dne preparation and assembly, and receive the commu 1. The Lo. Viscount Andever, Master of the
nication of Bodley, but could not decide without hearing

Horse to the Prince - gone before 6
the deputies whom they had sent to the Queen, who 2: The Lo. Cary, Baron of Lepington, Cham-
said that some one was coming from her whom they

berlyn to the Pr. Highnes - -
have expected, and hope that all misunderstandings will 3. The Lo. Compton, Mr. of the Wardroabe
be removed. As to changing the horsemen promised

and Roabes

- - -
by the Queen into foot, they cannot agree definitely ; The Lo. Vaughan, Comptroller of the
the country has not one hundredth part of the expenses

Househould . . . .
of 1586 and 1587, and the war would go on well if they

Sr. Francis Cottington, Knight Baronet, could employ, beyond the garrison of towns and for

Secretary, gone before with the Pr. tresses, the 1,000 horse and 5,000 foot promised by the Sr. Robert Carre, Gentle. of the BedQueen. They pray continuance of good feeling and

chamber, gone before - assistance.

Sr. John North, Gentle. Usher -
1590, 16 June.- Answer (in French) of the States

Sr. Edmund Varney ..
General to Bodley's propositions, delivered the 14th of

Sr. William Croftes, gone before .
June, touching the coming of Lord Buckhurst (2 pp.).

Sr. Richard Wynne.
1592, 14 Aug.–Articles exhibited by Mons. Caron of

Gentlemen | Sr. William Withipole, excused, being the complaint of the inhabitants of the Low Countries. of the

3 sicke

- - Apostelled by the Judge of the Admiralty (3 pp.).


Mr. Raphe Clare -
24 Aug.-Proposition (in French) to the General

Mr. Francis Carewe -
States in the behalf of the prisoners of Enchuse and

Mr. Charles Glenham

| Mr. John Sandinells -
2 Sept.-My (Bodley's) proposition to the General Sr. Wm. Howard, in Sr. Wm. Withipole's
States. The effect of a certain speech at the counsell

place -
table. (In French.)

Mr. Thomas Carye, gone before -
Draft, by Bodley, of a letter asking his Excellency, to

Mr. George Kirke -
give a passport to the “ Chevalier Parker," whose atten-

Grooms | Mr. William Murray dance Her Majesty requires; (in French). lp.

of the

Mr. Endimion Porter, gone before

Advis sur le faict du Secrétaire Vasseur prisonnier.


with the Pr.
(14 pp.)

Mr. Pickerne -
Proposition to the Counsell of State in the cause of

| Mr. James Levingston
Vasseur (in French, 14 pp).


Mr. Peter Yong •
The Spanish Match.

) Mr. Newton •
No date.—Sir R. Phelips to Lord - (Draft.) Will


Mr. Robert Turwhyt shortly attend him in Madrid.-Is glad his Lordship's Querreys. Mr. Bocliere - great affair begins to receive some perfection; thinks it

Added, Mr. Boy, gone before will be more advantageous to refer the further nego

Groomes of Mr. Phillip Progers
ciation thereof into England (2 pp.).

the Privy Mr. Porteys.
Sir R. Phelips to the Bishop of . . . . (Draft.) Chamber. | Mr. James Eliot (added).
Tells the opinion of the Spaniards on the King and

Mr. Dethick, quarter wayter
Duke and the match. (2 pp.)

Mr. Thomas Jermyn •
Draft of a letter by Sir Robert Phelips to Lord -


Mr. Sasley -
not dated and the end wanting (8 leaves). He treats of

(Mr. Washington
the policy of the match, and the varying opinions con-
cerning it; the state of Spain and her neighbours. '

Twooe pages of the Bedchamber

s Doctor Mawes 1619, July 6.—Thomas Cornwaleys to Sir R. Phelips.

Chaplains. Doctor Wrenne -De Maestro tells him that the marriage goes on well.

Doctors of S Doctor Bethune
-False rumour of the Duke of Asuna having rebelled.

Phisick. Doctor Craig, gone before ..
Things in Bohemia are likely to succeed well for the

Mr. Clouys -
King of England (1 p.).

Surgeons. Michael Andrewes, gone before
1620, April 4. Stilo Angliæ.-Francis Cottington, at

The Apothecary
Madrid, to Sir Robert Phelips.- The bearer can tell

The Barber -
much of Spain. The new Lord Ambassador has been

Five household servants well received by the King and the princes his children:

One Yeoman of the Roabes but what satisfaction Gondomar gives the King of Eng

One Taylor land he knows not, for they have no notice of his arrival

One Shoomaker in England.-Had hoped that Sir Walter Aston's arrival

Twoe Groomes of the Great Chamber.
would have begotten his own return, but he is to expect

Three Groomes of the great Horse Stable.
His Majesty's further pleasure. '

The Groome Sadler.
1620, Aug. 21.-James Wadesworth at Madrid, to Sir

The Clarke of the Stables . . . 1
R. Phelips.—The Cardinal Duke still at Lerma. Don

Seaven Foot-men.
Rodrigo Calderon yet unsentenced, though still close

Archibald Armstrong, the Foole . . 1
prisoner and a dead man in the general opinion. The
King and his children at the Escurial until the winter.
In October the Prince of Spayne will consummate his

The names of those Lords and others who are gone
matrimony with his spouse of France. About our mar-

into Spaine of their own accord :riage of England with Spaine, it seems they go much

The Marq. Buckingham, in company with the Prince.

The Earle of Carlile.
about it, and slowly come to it; then in England as they
have great reason to hasten it and to know some cer-

The Earle of Denbigh.
tainty, so here they have many occasions to delay it,

The Lord Viscount Rochford (interlined by Sir R.

for among other things the Infanta is yonge, and time
they think would satisfye some doubtes which now they

The Lo. Arran, sonne to the Marq. Hamilton.

Mr. James Hanham. have. I suppose now, my Lord Digby, this time will

Mr. Gabriel Marsh, servant to the Marq. Buckingham.
undeceive all.

Mr. Rich. Ghrymes, servant to the Marq. Bucking-
1622, Aug. 9.-Copy of letter by John Digby from
Madrid to the King of England.*

• Oct. 21.-Ditto by the Earl of Bristol to the King of

Mr. Peter Killagrey, sent post by His Matie (added

at end by Sir R. P.).
Nov.-Copy in Sir R. Phelips' hand of the new King
of Spain's letter to Olivares; and of Olivares letter in The effect of the King of Spain's speech when he took

leave of the Prince, and of the Prince's answer (1) pp.).
* The originals of these are in the Record Office.

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Copy of the inscription of the pillar to be set up near the Escuriall where the Prince parted with the King of Spain (1 p.).

*1623, March 10. — Articles first proposed in the Spanish tongue afterwards turned into Latin (4 pp. in English). Capita porrecta primum in ideomate Hispano deinde versa in Latinum a Patre Magistro Didaco a Fuente, 10 Marcii, 1623 (4 pp.).

April 20. Translation into English in Sir R. Phelips' hand of the Breve of the Pope to the Prince of Wales, 33 pp.

July 20. Form of the oath taken by the Lords of the Council.

A long essay by Sir R. Phelips on the proposed match (16 pp.), but imperfect in the middle and at the end.

Sir Robert Phelips' diary, (printed in the Appendix to the first Report of the Commission).

Charges against the Spaniards for the insincerity in their proceedings regarding the match. (1 p.)

The Palatinate. 1619, Sept. 6. Draft of letter by Sir Robert Phelips to Lord . 4 pp. On the elector being made King of Bohemia.

1620, July 31. Copy of a letter by Sir Robert Phelips to Lord (Digby). Has seen letters from the Bohemian Ambassador asking monetary assistance from England. Asks his advice as to his behaviour in Parliament

Sept. 14. Copy of letter by Sir Robert Phelips to - appointing him for the hundred of Stone to invite and collect contributions of money for the Bohemian Ambassadors.

Sept. 7, n. s. — Account of the taking of Prague. Nearly 4 pp.

Feb. 28.- Receipt signed by Abraham Williams, Ambassador Extraordinary and Agent for the King of Bohemia, for 1701. contributed by way of loan from the four hundreds of Marlock, Tinknell, Hull, Stone, and Houndesborough, in the County of Somerset.

1622, June 23. —News letter from Manheim, on the Palatinate affairs. 1) pp.

1623, Aug. - Copy of letter from the elector Frederic at the Hague to the King. Begins, “ The filial respect I bear.” 4 pp.

Copy in Sir R. Phelips' hand of a letter by Buckingham to Gondomar, on the affairs of the Palatinate Begins, “I have shewed your letter to his Majesty."

1627, July 2.--A true relation of my lord of Warwick's passage through the Spanish Armada, single in his owne shipp neere the rocke. The 2 of July 1627. (23 pp.)

1630, Nov. 12.-Statement in Latin of the Emperor's reply to Robert Anstruther's speech on behalf of the King of Bohemia. 2 pp.

Nov. 14.- Copy of Sir Robert Anstruther's letter written at Nuremberg to Lord — giving an account, by way of diary of his embassy to the Emperor. (12 pp.) It extends from August 31 to Nov. 8.

1633, Feb. 20, 25, & 27, 0. 8. — Extracts from letters of advice of these dates on continental affairs.

Copy of a letter from Dresden to - (74 pp.) Refers to his previous letters for how far he has settled the affairs of the Palatinate. On 11 May he went to Landgrave of Darmstadt, was entertained at the Castle of Marburg; met with the Landgrave of Cassels. Went thro' Leipzig, and on the 29 May arrived at Dresden. Account of German affairs, praises the Chancellor Oxenstiern's good faith in not letting his troops leave before Heidelberg was delivered to the Administrators.

The accord and capitulation whereupon the Lord Henry Merovine rendered the Castle of Heidelberg to his excellency the General Count Tilley in the name. of his Imperial Majesty, and the principal heads of the articles of the treaty of peace awarded to those of the religion in France. 3 pp., in Sir Robert Phelips'

Frenps hand.

Copy by Sir Robert Phelips of a foreign news letter. At the end it refers to the siege of Heidelberg. 1634, June 14, 18, 28.-Advice out of German

letters. , 14, 16.- Do.

3 pp. Febry.

Do. of 4. 18, 20, 29, 25, 0.8. Do. 36, 26 June. ? Do. i July.

2) pp. Extracts of letters from Hochstadt, 21 Augt.; Breslau, 24th Augt.; Frankfort, 1st, 8th, and 9th of September. 13 pp.

Do. Haghe, 12th July, n. s.; 19th of July, n. 8. lp. each.

Do. —, 24th of November and 2nd & 5th December, CALENDAR 0.8.

OF PHELIPS' Do. Stutgart 1 December, & Bonn, 48 December.

Account of person, and habits of the King of Sweden. 54 pp. 4to.

No date.-Draft of a letter by Sir Robert Phelips to Lord — , declaring his dissent from a proposition for a general benevolence for conducting and establishing the Queen of Bohemia into the Palatinate.

No year.-Copies by Sir Robert Phelips of a letter signed J. Ca., 17th Novr., and of a News letter, all about Palatine affairs. 4 pp.

Draft or copy by Sir Robert Phelips of part of a speech or treatise on the affairs of the Palatinate. 8 pp., without beginning or end.

1637.—Engraved map of the besieging of Breda by the Prince of Orange, with account of the siege in engraved letters.

The Earl of Bristol. 1621-23.- Articles of several high treasons, &c. committed by John, Earl of Bristol, against the late King James charged by the Attorney-General;

Touching his doings in 1621, 1622, and 1623, while Ambassador to Ferdinand, Emperor of Germany, and Philip, 4th King of Spain, to treat for the restoration of portion of the dominion of the Count Palatine of the Rhine. 11 articles in four folios. .

Reasons why the Lords should not give way to the proceedings by way of indictment against the Earl of Bristol till the cause be examined in the House of Peers. (One leaf folio, part in Sir Robert Phelips' writing.)

24 July 1624.-The most humble answer of the Earl of Bristol unto 20 articles dated 30th June 1624, sent unto him by Mr. Secretary Conway by his Majesty's order, dated July 10, 1624, on 18 leaves folio. On the 1st are the words El Conde de Bristol.

May 1626.–Articles of the Earl of Bristol whereby he chargeth the Duke of Buckingham, bearing date the 1 May 1626. (Twelve items on one leaf folio.) 2 copies.

1 May 1626.- Articles of the Earl of Bristol concerning the Lord Conwey. 1st May 1626. 21 pp. folio.

25 July 1626.—Copy of a Council letter to Sir Allen Appisley (Apsley), Lieutenant of the Tower, authorizing allowance of certain persons to have access to the Earl of Bristol, so that he might prepare his defence.

Notes in the hand of Sir Robert Phelips of the proceedings in the House of Lords in the matter of the Earl of Bristol. (1 page folio.)

Draft of a letter by Sir Robert Phelips to Lord , concerning the Earl of Bristol. (33 pp.)

Lord Bacon, and Sir Edward Coke. 1609, 7th Sept.-Original letter by Robert Newdegate to Sir Edward Phelips. He mentions that the King has this summer received great complaint against my Lord Chancellor, and to the number of 500 articles; the King said, if they were proved he would make him an example to all ages, and moreover he said he would hang him.The Prince exasperates the King in his resolution. Relates interview between the King and the Lord Chichester and Lord Treasurer ;-begs him to burn the letter.

The complaint of Edward Egerton, Esq. and Christopher Auberie, gent., presented to the Commons House of Parliament. (3 pages folio.)

Petition to the House of Commons by Christopher Aubrey for reformation of delays practised in Chancery. (14 page folio.)

Petition of Lady Amye Blount, late prisoner in the Fleet and Marshalsea ; original, signed. 1 page with copies of the proceedings against her. 4 pp.

Copies of petitions to the King by John Wrenham against Bacon, grounded apparently on some decision by the Chancellor in a suit, in which Sir Edward Phelips and Sir Robert had made a report adverse to him.

19 March.-Copy of Lord Bacon's first letter to the lords. (1 page folio.)

Original letter from John Churchill (no date) to Sir Robert Phelips praying that certain persons, named and described, should be sent for and examined.

Notes by the hand of Sir Robert Phelips. Whether he was acquainted with the passing of a patent Proclamation by Commission or otherwise eyther of them. Concerning Monopolies, Alehouses, &c., &c. (4 leaves folio.)

Notes, by Sir Robert Phelips' hand, of evidence on the charges against Bacon. (2 pp. folio.)

26 Oct. 1620.—The submission of the Attorney-General on the information against him in the Star Chamber. (3 pp. 4to.)

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