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Houbb o» 1624, May 20.—Draft of "An Act for the reversing Lords, ii Qf a ^ocroe made in the Court of Whitehall, com"monly called the Court of Requests, between John "Edwards the elder, Esquiro, complainant, and John "Edwards the younger, son and heir apparent of the "said John Edwards the elder, and Richard Sherborne, "defendants, bearing date the 2d day of July now last "past, and for the making void of certain provisoes "comprised in an indenture tripartite made for the "settling of the lands of the said John Edwards the "elder." Brought from H. C. L. J., III. 393. Annexed,
1. List of Committee in H. C. C. J., I. 768. April 16.
2. Report of Committee in H. L. L. J., HI. 414. May 28. No further proceeding in this session.
1624, May 20.—Petition of Sir Edward Waterhouse, Knight, for relief against Sir Arthur Ingram in matters arising out of the sale of the manor of Armine, in the county of York, and other lands in the county of Surrey. See L. J., in. 532. March 17, 1625-6.
1624, May 20.—Petition of Alice Fowler, of Denham in the county of Buckingham, touching certain lands at Missenden fraudulently kept from her by Andrew Umberville and Edward Maine, "adversaries too potent "in purse and friends for her to wage law with."
1624, May 20.—Petition of Matthew Heade, prisoner in the King's Bench, for relief against one Catchmay, who has obtained fraudulent possession of a farm leased by petitioner.
1624, May 22.—Notes for preparation of entry in the Journals of judgment and proceedings in the case of the Lord High Treasurer, Middlesex. See L. J., III. 382.
1624, May 24 to June 5.—Register of petitions, with the orders thereon. Francis Fairfax and others. See L. J., in. 415, Ac.
1. Another register of petitions, beginning March 3, 1623-4, but with only one order recorded.
2. Memoranda of orders made on divers petitions. Richard Head and others.
1624, May 26.—A catalogue of potitions. Isott Bidwell and others. Annexed,
1. "A catalogue of divers petitions, some not read "at all, some not considered of at all."
2. "A catalogue of petitions answered."
3. Draft orders on divers petitions. Edmond Felton and others.
1624, May 27.—" A note of what the Lords Committees "think fit to propose to the House for the relief of the "captives in Algiers and other places." L. J., III. 413. In extento.
1. Report of Committee upon the petition of the captives. See L. J., III. 411. 1624, May 27.—Draft of order made on the petition of Mary Brocas for a debt due to her from the Muscovy Company. L. J., HI. 412. In extenso. Annexed,
1. Fair copy of preceding.
2. Another draft of same.
3. Draft of same, without the recitals.
4. Petition of Mary Brocas. Lent 1,0002. to the Muscovy Company in 1617 secured by bond; for some years past the company have paid neither principal nor interest; the company pretended to have a protection from the Council, dated lPth Oct. 1621, to prevent her proceeding against them at law; on 7th June 1622 the Council declared her at liberty to proceed, but petitioner is now too poor to do so, and prays the consideration of the House. 14 May .
[1624, May 27].—" A catalogue of all petitions touch "ing the Muscovy, Levant, East India, and East Land "Companies," with draft of order in the case of Mary Brocas. L. J., HI. 412.
1624, May 28.—Writ of Error. Record, &c. in the case MacDonnogh v. Stafford. L. J., III. 414.
1624, May 28.—Draft of order made on petition of Grizell Rogers against Sir Arthur Ingram. L. J., 111. 415. In extenso. See Petition, April 14, 1624.
1. Another draft of same.
2. Terms of agreement between Sir Arthur Ingram and Grizell Rogers.
1624, May 28.—Petition of the gold wire drawers of London, for delivery to them of the bonds entered into
by them before the late commissioners for gold and Hocsboi silver thread, which bonds remain in the hands of the LoM>3Clerk of the Parliament. Noted, with the order of the House for compliance with the prayer of the petition. A list of the bonds returned is appended. L. J., III. 415.
1624, May 28.—Draft order on the petition of Richard Wrighte, steward of the Inner Temple, defendant in Chancery at the suit of Walter Archbold complainant, concerning the lease of a wharf and tenements in Milford Lane, for relief against a decree of the said court. L. J., III. 416. In extenso.
1. Petition referred to in preceding order.
2. Petition of Richard Wrighte to the Bp. of Lin-
3. Answer of Hugh Henn and Walter Archbold.
1624, May 28.—Petition of Edmond Underwood and Robert Underwood, for relief against Mr. Pennyman, touching the manor of Moreton, Yorkshire. L. J., III. 416.
1624, May 28.—Petition of Erasmus Record and Millicent Vaughan. Pray to be relieved upon a recognizance of 3,0002., which they have against one moiety of the manor of Castle Camps, in the county of Cambridge, purchased by Mr. Thomas Sutton, and being part of the lands given by him to King James' hospital. See L. J., HI. 416.
1624, May 28.—Report from Committee for Petitions, upon the petition of Timothy Pinckney, on behalf of himself and others, creditors of Sir John Kennedy. L. J., IU. 416. In extenso.
1. Petition of Timothy Pinckney, referred to in
2. Petition of Timothy Pinckney to the King, that
3. Report of Lords Sheffield and Russell on the
4. Petition of Lady Barbara Ruthven, administra-
1624, May 28.—Order made on the petition of Wm. Mathewe, for reversal of a decree of the Court of Chancery, and confirmation of an order of the Privy Council, touching the sale of certain lands in the county of Glamorgan. L. J., HI. 417 and 421. In extenso.
1. Draft of preceding.
2. Petition referred to in order. 3 March 1622-3. 1624, May 28.—Petition of Thomas Morley for remission of his fine and imprisonment. L. J., III. 417, Ac.
1624, May 28.—Draft order touching privileges of Lords' servants and followers. Noted, " Lecta, 14 Dec. "1621. Lecta, 28 Maij, 1624, entered in the roll of "orders." L. J., III. 194 and 417. In extenso.
1624, May 28.—Draft order touching proceedings in matters of judicature. L. J., III. 418. In extenso.
1624, May 28.—Petition of George Mathew, that a decree of the Court of Chancery in his favour may not be reversed. L. J., HI. 420. In extenso.
1624, May 28.—Draft report of Committee for Petitions, on the matters in dispute between Bernard Dakins and Sir John Bingley; if Dakins be not satisfied with either of the plans for a settlement proposed by Sir John, then he is left to his course by law.
1. Petition of Bernard Dakins detailing the legal
2. Answer of Sir John Bingley.
3. Offer of Sir John Bingley of one of two plans
[1624, May 28].—Notes touching erroneous judgments in Parliament. The Lords are judges, and £f they add to the accusation the judgment is erroneous; if the crime bo not capital, and the accused be deprived of hiB liberty or denied counsel, the judgment is erroneous;
3LoEOi* ^e Commons, as accusers, must demand judgment;
a judgment was anciently reversed in Parliament by
petition to the King, referred by him to Parliament, the Lords then appointed a committee to examine the errors and afterwards acquaint the Commons with their decision, as it is the judgment of the King and Lords, with assent of the Commons.
1624, May 29.—Order of the House for review of the canse Mathewe against Mathewe. L. J., III. 421. In extenso.
1. Draft of preceding.
1624, May 29.—Report from the Lords Committees for the Earl of Middlesex business respecting the dobt duo from Sir Thomas Sherley to the Lord Willoughby Of Eresby. L. J., III. 421. In extenso.
1624, May 29.—List of Bills ready for the royal assent, to which the King's answer was given on date. The list is noted in the margin with the answer to each Bill, to five the answer is given "Le Boy s'avisora." See L. J., m. 425.
1624, June 30.—Warrant to pay Philip Burlamachi
4.8001. for the levying, conducting, and transporting 6,000 footmen for the assistance of the States of the United Provinces.
1624, July 2.—Warrant to pay John Evelyn the younger, of Godstone, 2,0002. for gunpowder.
1624, July 6.—Warrant to pay Philip Burlamachi 17,2802. for the clothing and arming of 6,000 footmen for the assistance of the United Provinces.
1624, July 13.—Warrant to pay Burlamachi 25,9322. 13s. 6d. for the payment of the 6,000 footmen.
1624, July 13.—Warrant to pay Captain Thomas Love 1,0292. 2s. lOd. for fitting of twenty ships (trading to Newcastle for coals), and making them capable to take in ordnance.
1624, July 13.—Warrant to pay John Evelyn 2,980/. for gunpowder.
1624, July 20.—Warrant to pay John Evelyn 1,6202. for gunpowder.
1624, July 21.—Warrant to pay Sir Wm. Russell, Knight, Treasurer of his Majesty's Navy, 5,000/. for provisions, wages, &c, for the navy.
1624, July 21.—Warrant to pay Sir Allen Apsley and Sir Sampson Darell, surveyors of all marine victuals,
9.8002. for provisions and victuals for the navy.
1624, July 21.—Warrant to pay John Browne, his Majesty's founder of iron ordnance and shot, 1,4752.9s. 6c2. for iron round shot.
1624, July 29.—Warrant to pay Sir Allen Apsley and Sir S. Darrell 1,000Z. for provisions for tho Convertine," to serve on the coast of Ireland.
1624, August 19.—Warrant to pay Sir Peter Osborne, Lieut.-Governor of the Isle of Guernsey, 3682. 8s. 8d. * for new field carriages for the mounting of 47 pieces of great ordnance in Castle Cornett, within the said Isle.
1624, Sept. 16.—Warrant to pay John Evelyn 1,7002. for powder.
1624, Sept. 24.—Warrant to pay John Browne 1,0002. for iron round shot.
1624, Oct. 4.—Warrant to pay Burlamachi 1,2002. for arming Count Mansfelt's forces.
1624, Oct. 9.—Warrant to pay Sir Wm. Russell 5,0002. towards the making of an extraordinary proportion of cordage to be in readiness in store.
1624, Oct. 9.—Warrant to pay Sir Wm. Russell 5,0002. for the provision of hemp for cordage.
1624, Oct. 9.—Warrant to pay Burlamachi 25,9322. 13s. 6<2., three months' pay for the 6,000 footmen and their officers, for tho assistance of the States of the United Provinces.
1624, Oct. 12.—Warrant to pay Bernard Johnson, his Majesty's engineer, 402. for surveying the works in his Majesty's garrison town of Portsmouth.
1624, Oct. 12.—Warrant to pay Henry Lord Dockray, Treasurer-at-War in his Majesty's kingdom of Ireland, or Henry Harto, his assignee, 5,6662. 13*. 4<Z. for repairing the old and erecting new castles, forts, and citadels in Ireland.
1624, Oct. 13.—Warrant to pay Lord Dockray and Harte 4,6002. for raising and arming 330 horsemen for the better securing of the kingdom of Ireland.
1624, Oct. 20.—Warrant to pay John Fletcher, merchant, 7462. for divers pieces of caBt iron ordnance, ship carriages, &c.
1624, Oct. 28.—Warrant to pay John Evelyn 1,7002. for gunpowder.
1624, Nov. 1.—Warrant to pay John Browne 5562. 9s. for round shot, Ac.
1624, Nov. 2.—Commission for the prorogation of
Parliament to the 16th of February following. L. J., House or IH. 425. In extenso. [Seal wanting.] L2^S
1624, Nov. 19.—Warrant to pay Burlamachi 10,0002. for Count Mansfelt, for the monthly payment of his Majesty's proportion of an army to oe levied and led by the Count.
1624, Nov. 23.—Barley v. Eyre. Answer of Rowland Eyre. See L. J., III. 415.
1624, Nov. 24.—Warrant to pay Burlamachi 3,8002. for Count Mansfelt.
1624, Nov. 24.—Warrant to pay Burlamachi 40,0002. for Count Mansfelt.
1624, Deo. 1.—Warrant to pay George Hooker 6,6052.8s. for arming 2,250 footmen to be transported into Ireland.
1624, Dec. 1.—Warrant to pay Hooker 6,6662. 13s. 4rf. for 10,000 coats or cassocks of good strong broad cloth for common soldiers serving with Count Mansfelt.
1624, Dec. 2.—Warrant to pay John Evelyn 1,7002. for gunpowder.
1624, Dec. 11.—Warrant to pay Sir Jasper Fowler and the Mayor of Dover 1,0002. for the repair of Dover Castle.
1624, Dec. 11.—Warrant to pay Bernard Johnson 402. for surveying and directing the repairs at Dover Castle.
1624, Dec. 11.—Warrant to pay Sir William Russell 9,7442. 0s. 3d., to be paid by him to Browne for round shot, &c.
1624, Dec. 17.—Warrant to pay Lord Dockray and Harte 8,4592. 2s. for three months' pay of 230 horsemen, and 2,250 footmen for service in Ireland.
1624, Dec. 17.—Warrant to pay Sir W. Russell 6,0002. for ship carriages for great ordnance.
1624, Dec. 20.—Warrant to pay Captain John Higham 3002. for the repair of the fortifications at Portsmouth.
1624, Dec. 20.—Warrant to pay William Blake 1512. 5s. for the press of 650 men and transporting them from Southampton to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624, Dec. 20.—Warrant to pay John Miller 602. for the same purpose as tho preceding.
1624, Dec. 23.—Warrant to pay Sir Wm. Russell 9,9552. 5s. 6cZ. for preparing for sea 12 of his Majesty's shipB of war.
1624, Dec. 23.—Warrant to pay to Sir Gilbert Gerrard and Sir Henry Spilar 972. 10s. for the press of 450 men and their conduct from Middlesex to Dover to servo under Mansfelt.
1624, Dec. 23.—Warrant to pay the Earl of Kent or John Taylor 702., for tho press of 200 men and their conduct from Bedford to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
.—Petition of William Lord Viscount Wallingford touching certain moneys held by him as '.trustee for Lady Hunt, and a decree of the Court of Chancery concerning the same, made (28 June, 21 Jac.) at tho suit of Sir Francis Smith and John Peck.
1. Reasons against the said decree.
[1624?].—Copy of petition of printers of linen cloth [to H. C.J. Their trade is interrupted by one George Wood, who has obtained a patent for the said printing by falsely stating himself to bo the inventor thereof, or to have purchased the patent from the inventor. Pray the Commons to consider the case and to move His Majesty and the Upper House for the relief of tho petitioners. Then follows a brief of grievances, stating, amongst other things, that the petitioners had commenced legal proceedings against Wood, but had been stopped by the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice, "now Ld. Treasurer."
[1624 ?]. — Petition of J cane Barnes: having lent 302. to Sir Wm. Bronkard, she accepted in satisfaction a bond of Sir James Cuningham and Josias Kriton. Prays for payment out of money due to Sir James Cuningham by the Muscovy Co.
[1624?].—Petition of Henry Bell, Esq. In Nov. 1619 received a patent from the King for surveying and sealing of lead, but certain merchants having fraudulently procured the' suspension of the said patent, petitioner having already expended large sums of money for its due execution, was seizod by his creditors and imprisoned for three years. Prays for relief.
1624-5, Jan. 4.—Warrant to pay Sir Richard Morison, Lieutenant of His Majesty's Ordnance, 5,9732. for the provision of sundry sorts of munitions of war.
1624-5, Jan. 4.—Warrant to pay to the same, 7602. for same purpose.
1624-5, Jan. 7.—Warrant to pay John Evelyn 1,7002. for gunpowder.
1624-5, Jan. 17.—Warrant to pay William Holbech 1032. 10s. for the press of 200 footmen and their conduct from Warwick to Dover to servo under Mansfelt.
HOUSE 01 Lords.
1624-5, Jan. 21. — Warrant to pay Bnrlamachi 25,9322. 13s. 6(2. for three months' pay for the 6,000 footmen for assistance of the States of the United Provinces.
1624-5, Jan. 21. — Warrant to pay John Hurley 922. 9s. 8(2. for the press of 150 men and their conduct from Taunton to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Jan. 21.—Warrant to pay John Evelyn 1,7001. for gunpowder.
1624-5, Jan. 24.—Warrant to pay Sir Dudley Digges, Sir Thomas Walsingham, and Sir Francis Bamhara, 892. 3s. 4<Z. for the press of 550 men and their conduct from divers parts of Kent to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Jan. 31.—Warrant to pay Anthony Archer 302. for the press of 200 men and their conduct from Ashford to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Jan. 31.—Warrant to pay Richard Brassey 32/. 10s. for the press of 100 men and their conduct from Oxford to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Jan. 31.—Warrant to pay Richard Lawraunce and John Williams 442. 3s. 4(2. for the press of 106 men and their conduct from Cambridge to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Jan. 31.—Warrant to pay William Seaman 412. 13s. id. for the press of 100 men and their conduct from Salisbury to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Jan. 31. — Warrant to pay Martin Clerke 622. 10s. for the press of 250 men and their conduct from Southwark to Dover to serve under Mansfelt. • 1624-5, Feb. 1.—Warrant to pay John Chaundler 422. 10s. for the press of 100 men and their conduct from Cirencester to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 1. — Warrant to pay Barnabie Coles 392. 3s. 4c2. for the press of 100 men and their conduct from Salisbury to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 10.—Warrant to pay John Orwell 222. 18s. id. for the press of 55 men and their conduct from Cambridge to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 10. — Warrant to pay George Barrett 772. 10s. for the press of 150 men and their conduct from Nottingham to Dover to servo under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 10.—Warrant to pay Thomas Whitgreave 522. 10s. for the press of 150 men and their conduct from Stafford to Dover to serve "under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 10.—Warrant to pay Alexander Anguishe 45Z. for the press of 100 men and their conduct from Norwich to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 10.—Warrant to pay George Sytwell 332. 4s. for the press of 150 men and their conduct from Derby to Dover to servo under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 10. —Warrant to pay Thomas Powell 572. for the press of 100 men and their conduct from Monmouth to Dover.
1624-5, Fob. 10.—Warrant to pay Thomas Clements 172. 10s. for the press of 60 men and their conduct from Henley to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 10.—Warrant to pay Thomas Chetwinde 252. for the press of 150 men and their conduct from Stafford to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 12.—Warrant to pay Thomas Carryer 222. 10s. for the press of 50 men and their conduct from Rutland to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 12.—Warrant to pay John Barker, John Southby, Richard Dewe, and William Cooper, 702. for the press of 200 men and their conduct from Berkshire to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 12.—Warrant to pay Humfrey Parker and others 862. 5s. for the press of 300 men and their conduct from Hertford to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 12.— Warrant to pay Symon Leach, Henry Batteshall, and Joseph Trowbridge, 2012.13s. 4(2. for the press of 300 men and their conduct from Devonshire to Dover to serve under Mansfolt.
162-4-5, Feb. 12. —Warrant to pay Robert Brisco 452. 13s. 8(2. for the press of 107 men and their conduct from Gloucester to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 12.—Warrant to pay John Man 2442.14s. for the press of 950 men and their conduct from Essex to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 12.—Warrant to pay Dennis Wyse 182. for the press of 40 men and their conduct from Gloucester to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 12.—Warrant to pay John Spalding and Christopher Smeare 892. 17s. for the press of 217 men and their conduct from Suffolk to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 12.—Warrant to pay John Sanderson 672. 18«. 4(2. for the press of 175 men and their conduct from Northampton to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 12. — Warrant to pay John Kenrott
612. 13s. id. for the press of 100 men and their conduct Hocti Oi
from Somerset to Dover to serve under Mansfelt. Lobw.
1624-5, Feb. 12.—Warrant to pay John Pitt 262. 5s. for the press of 65 men and their conduct from Buckinghamshire to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 14.—Warrant to pay Jacob Preston and Robert Heme 1492. 17s. for the press of 333 men and their conduct from Norfolk to Dover to servo under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 17.—Warrant to pay Thomas Coldccote 1032. 6s. 8(2. for the press of 200 men and their conduct from Leicester to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 18.—Warrant to pay Burlamachi 1,5002. for the freight of ships to transport the soldiers lately raised to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 18.—Warrant to pay Sir Henry Glemham and Sir William Withipoll 752. Is. for the press of 209 men and their conduct from Ipswich to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 18.—Warrant to pay Henry Hodges 612. 13«. 4(2. for the press of 100 men and their conduct from Somerset to Dover to servo under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 19.—Warrant to pay Lewes Hobday 92. for the press of 50 men and their conduct from Warwick to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624—5, Fell. 21.—-Warrant to pay Abel Carwardine and John Stratford 812. 5«. for the press of 150 men and their conduct from Hereford to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 23.—Warrant to pay Georgo Hooker 4202. 15s. for tho charge of transporting the arms and apparel provided for the 2,250 footmen to be delivered at divers ports in Ireland.
1624-5, Feb. 23.—Warrant to pay Christopher Merrett 432. 15s. 6(2. for tho press of 103 men and their conduct from Cirencester to Dover to servo under Mansfelt.
1624—5, Feb. 25.—Warrant to pay John Peachie 382. 6s. 8(2. for the press of 100 men and their conduct from Huntington to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, Feb. 28.—Warrant to pay John Evelyn 1,7002. for gunpowder.
1624-5, March 5.—Warrant to pay John Mercer alias Ayshe and Abraham Cooke 922. 10s. for the press of 150 men and their conduct from Somerset to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, March 5.—Warrant to pay Sir R. Morison, the Mayor of Portsmouth, and Wm. Toworson 1,2002. for the repair and strengthening of the town of Portsmouth.
1624-5, March 9.—Petition of creditors of the Muscovy Co., Edward Manninge and others : the order of the 27th May 1624 has been neglected; pray for further consideration of their case.
1624-5, March 9.—Warrant to pay Joseph Daye, plumber, 1682. for 12 tons of lead " by him upon short "warning cast into musket shot for furnishing Count "Mansfelt's armies."
1624-5, March 12.—Warrant to pay Thomas Russell 722. 18s. 4(2. for press of 175 men and their conduct from Northampton to Dover to servo under Mansfelt.
162-1—5, March 14. — Warrant to pay Richard Dryhurst 62. 16s. 8(2. for the press of 60 men and their conduct from Denbigh to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1924-5, March 15.—Commission for the prorogation of Parliament. See note in L. J., II. 426, where this prorogation is mentioned as entered in the "Minute Book," but not in tho "Engrossed Journal Book." (Seal).
1624-5, March 16.—Warrant to pay John Edwards, piko maker, Matthew Banckes, carpenter, and Peter Oram, cooper, 572. for musket rests, musket chests, and casks for musket shot.
1624-5, March 16.—Warrant to pay John Stowe 172. 17s. for the press of 63 men and their conduct from Sussex to Dover to servo under Mansfelt.
1624-5, March 24.—Warrant to pay Maurice Long, gent., 212. 9s. for the press of 33 footmen and their conduct from York to Dover to serve under Count Mansfelt.
The Manuscripts Of His Grace Tile Duee Op Devon- Dnraoi Shire At Bolton Abbey, Co. York. wm."
These consist of Letters, Household Books, and early — deeds.
The letters are parts of the correspondence of the Cliffords, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Earls of Cumberland, and relate to public, county, and private matters. Among them are some by King James L, King Charles I., E. Wotton, John Beaulieu (some of whoso letters
Of are in Winwood's State Papers), Toby Matthews, Arch;hike. bishop of York, Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, Geo. — Villicrs, Duke of Buckingham, Sir Robert Naunton, and Sir Jno. Pinett. They give notices of the Borders, a curious talk with James I. on the Spanish Match, sea fights between the Dutch and the French, the Duke of Monmouth, &c.
The deeds of special interest are early charters to Bolton Abbey and Fountains Abbey.
The Household books are numerous, and a selection of extracts from them would be very interesting.
Subjoined are notes of all the letters of interest; and brief notes of the deeds and the dates of the household books.
1551, July. Two letters from the Earl of Cumberland, at Skipton Castle, to John Holmes, Secretary to the Earl of Warwick (given under his signet).
1551, December. The same to John Holmes, Secretary to the Duke of Northumberland.
1554, Oct. 17, Skipton. The same to the same.— Holmes having requested to be a burgess of the Parliament, the Earl upon receipt of the writ "devised a "place for him either amongst the burgesses of Borow"bridge or Knaresboro, like as thone of the same ye "Bhall be returned accordingly, trusting verily you woll "shew your self as all (?) catholique as conformable to "the Kings and Queens Majesty s pleasure and their "godly reformation."
1555, March 16. John Potter (at London) to John Holmes (at Doncaster).—Asks him to get in some money that was lent out at twelve per cent. "I pray God send "it well in agayn; for here is in London many mer"chants bankerowts; as I lerne my awntt will not trust "no more eny merchants. I am afrayd she woll mary "agayn; gret sewts is made to her, and a letter came "from the master of the quen's horses in favor of a "frend of his. She says she woll not mary no more, "but woll bestowe all that she leveth upon us her "frendes. I pray God it prove trew, for I fearo [she] "woll prove a woman and no saint."
(1555), 2nd & 3rd year, March 8. Greenwich.—Copy of Royal Order to the Earl, to muster servants, tenants, and others under him to repress any sudden tumult, stir, or rebellion, &c.
1556, Aug. 15. The Earl of Cumberland to John Holmes.—Has received a privy seal for loan of money to the Queen, but not having the thing, he is forced to attempt to borrow it of friends: money is scarce to come by; where some time he could have borrowed lOOi. or 2001., now he cannot borrow 20J.
1558, July 10. Draft of letter by the Earl of Cumberland to the (Earl of Westmoreland) Lord Lieutenant.—Hears from him that the Queen has appointed him (Cumberland) Captain of Horsemen of the Army Royal in case of foreign invasion.—Thanks.
Drafts of other letters on the same subject; and to the Bishop of Ely and the Master of the Rolls.
1559, Feb. M to the Earl of Cumberland, from
Newcastle. Draft of a long letter; inter alia, he goes to some one whom he calls my Lord's Grace (it was the Duke of Norfolk): mentions Sir Ralph Sadler. Has practised with his very friend and old acquaintance Mr. Bennet, the master of the armory, for certain corslets and pikes; corslets 30s. a piece, pikes 2s. the piece. There is not one pair of gauntlets to be had for friendship or money:—if he requires hagbuts, curryers, bylles, or other habiliments, he can have them, hagbut 8g.; curryer 16s. 8d.; bill 16s.; sends a curryer by the bearer. Asks that venison may be sent with all speed he can, " for my "Lord's Grace and Sir Ralph Sadler said both to me
"that cold at no time come out of the
"season: tho' it were very lean, as there is non fatt of "their own confession." Asks to send his Grace four pasties, Mr. Sadler two, Mr. Leke two, "Sir Nicolas Strange his Grace's Chamberlain one, Mr. Fulmerston one, his Grace's Controller and his Almoner one, and his Secretary one; they have right well deserved to be remembered.
1559, January.—Instructions for my servant John Shuttleworth touching his repair to my Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Norfolk his Grace. 11 items, 2 pp. To defend his conduct to the Duke in the matter of one Fraunce May (on whose account, as it appears from another draft, he and his brother had been imprisoned). A bill of complaint had been exhibited against the writer in Queen Mary's time to ruin him.
1559, Feb. Copy of tho Duke of Norfolk's letter to the Earl of Cumberland about tho matter, assuring him of his good will.
1559, Feb. 12. Copy of the Duke of Norfolk's letter
to tho Earl of Shrewsbury.—Frauncis May had escaped Dukb Of from Skipton Castle. John Man exhibited a bill of Dkvo*complaint to Queen Mary's Privy Council, tho body —' whereof seemed to touch the Earl of Cumberland, Thomas Clifford, his base brother, and their servants. Sends the body of Frauncis May; answers to interrogatories and copy of the bill. Asks him to make inquiries, receive depositions, and return the body of Frauncis May, and an account of the Earl of Cumberland's costs, so that he may take order for punishment.
Interrogatories to John Henryson, gailor (1 p.). It seems that May was imprisoned in Skipton Castle, for hunting by night in Skipton Park, and escaped. \ |(1559). Draft of a letter without date. Tho Earl of Cumberland (?) to Lord . Has received his Lordship's request for 601. towards release and payment of the Lord Gray of Wilton's ransom: he will pay it, but being largely indebted to tho Queen, and also charged by the Lord Treasurer with payment of the subsidy- due to Her Highness, he must pay 30i. at Pentecost and 30J. at Michaelmas.*
Temp. Elizabeth.—A lycens verie necessarie to bo procured from Her Majesty for the reformation of abuse and discommoditie used both to the subject and commonwealth ;—to do away with search by the officers at Blackwell Hall — by giving licenses to a particular person to search and seal all cloth mentioned in the Statutes 3rd and 5th of Edward VI. and 4th and 5th of Philip and Mary—showing the gain to Her Majesty of 2,000/. per annum. (1J p. of observations.)
(15 ). A letter addressed "To my brother, Mr. "John Taylor at Mr. Watkinson's howse at the signe "of The dog's head in the pott within Ludgate in "London." (Domestic.)
1563, Nov. 8. (The Earl of) Winchester to the Earl of Cumberland.—Notifies the sending the Lord Treasurer's and his letter for Cumberland's payment of subsidy to the Queen "given and granted by yourLord"ship and us all for the relief of her Grace's groat "charges": bids him send it ; otherwise he will be constrained, and that will not be honourable to him. Advises him to pay it, and defend himself from that.
(1588), Malborowe, 29 Oct. Goo. (Earl of) Cumberland to Fr. AValsingham.—Sir, being at Plymouthe to water, I harde of a hulcke beten in by foule wether by Hope, a towne 18 mile from thence; she was one of tho Spanyshe flyte; and it was reported the Ducke was in hir and greate store of treasure; wherefore I ridde thether with Mr. Cary and Mr. Harris, whoe then wero with mo, to knowe the truthe of it; where we found no snche thynge as was reported of the Duke, but a shippe suche and soe furnished, as by examination taken by hus and sente herewith you may perseve. Mr. Cary stayeth at the place to kepe hir from spolynge of tho cuntry men, till he here your further derection: thus much the have intreted me to mackc knowne to you, and thus in haste I committe you to God.
1595, Jan. 15. Geo. (Earl of) Cumberland to the Lord High Admiral and Sir Robert Cecil.—Mr. Strickland wants to go with him to Leir: asks for leave.
1596, April 28. London. Geo. (Earl of) Cumberland to the Lord Treasurer.—News that Mr. Midleton, a stranger to him, married his eosen german lately dead; asks for the wardship of the infant son and heir.
1596, July 28. Budley. George (Earl of) Cumberland to the Lord Treasurer.—Asks for a grant of the wardship of his cosen german.
1596, Nov. 28. The same to tho same.—About a suit by Michaell Doughtie for tithes.
(1596, Feb. 2, indorsed). The same to the same.—I perceive by your Lo. speech at tho consultation yoastcrday what is Her Majesty desiereth to have this yeare donno agaynst the Spanyards by scae. I havo considered which way best (to Hir Hig[hnesses] likyng) it may be eflected; and fyndying in my concete good lycklyhood to performo itboothe for Her Majesty's safty and profitt, I much desier to make your Lo. aquanted with my opinion. Asks for an appointment to stato it.
There are two other letters from the same to the same in 1594; one is about a suit and the other on business.
(1597, April 26, indorsed). The same to the same.— Asks him to bestow the Isle of Wight to such as were resident.
(1597, Feb. 20). George (Earl of) Cumberland to the Lord Treasurer.—Upon a letter from Her Majesty commandyng me torcparo with my flete to the rode of Calles and to bryng with mo all such shippes as I should finde
* This appeal to his friends for aid to pay his ransom ia not noticed in the Life of Lord Grey of Wilton, printed for the Camden Society.
Dukb o» fitt to dooe hir service ther, I commanded too shipps in smEK- tiie harbor of Porchmouth and three at the bones good —' shippes and laden with nine corapanyes of soulgers out of Fraunce to returne with mo. Sir Ho. Poure, ther coronoll, writte me word that before ther commyng from .the Downes the Spanyards aryvall at Calles was knowne, yet they were suffered to procede; so douting least I should doo amisse I have stayed them toremayne where thoy be till further direction com for them, which I pray your Lordship may be sent, for that they depend upon it. . . . Myselfe am now good nige toward Dover, where if Her Majesty have any thing to command me I will be redy to obey it.
(16 . .). Eo. (Carr, Earl of) Eochester to Lord Clifford.—The King will by no meanes dispense with your running at tilt; and for my payrt, if I might advyso you respecting the state of your father's bussinesse, I would by no means have you excnse yourself; for that I am sure would better please your enemies. So promising to your Lordship all rediness in me to value to His Majesty your cair to do him honor and servise to this mariage, I rest, &c. &c.
(16 ). Draft of a letter by (Lord Clifford?) to.... . . . . Encloses two calendars of the gaolos, with the names of the offenders and their punishments. When he arrived at Kowcastle, he found that three of the most
notorious prisoners had escaped the gaol was
so weak and noisome, he wonders they all had not the like liberty in death, since there had died in that place one other poor creature since the last assizes .... The contagion lasts; two died being brought to the bar, and others there and at Carlisle fell down speechless before us while they were at trial. Asks him to get the King to give 100Z. out of the forfeited recognizances to charitable uses. He has reprieved one of the utterers of false coins, because he discovered the eoyner; hopes he is apprehended. The coins were very well executed. The disorder in that country caused by want; numbers die of hunger. Tindale and Eidesdale men appear at the bar well clothed and well liking, which he accounts the worst sign; as they work but little, and so steal the more, and with more cunning than other thieves .... Sir John Fenwick grows every day weak. Has spoken to the Bishop of Carlisle about catechising .... is going to beg some land of his father to erect two chapels of ease. (2 pp.)
The causes of disorders and abuses within the county of Northumberland and the Midilshires. Papers about recusants.
Sir Dudley Digges's speech, beginning "There are "so many things of great importance."
(16 . . ). E. (Cecil, Earl of) Salisbury to his son-inlaw.—Advice to him while travelling:—to avoid occasion of heat by violent exercise as
his complexion is choleric, wine is to bo moderately drunk.
(16 . .). E. Wotton to Lord Clifford.—Condoles with him on a loss sustained; gives comfort; advises him and his father to be moderate in their expenses.
(16 . . ). Draft letter by to "I have shewn the King the letter you lately wrote to "John Taylor." The King has written to the Lords of the Council to examine the business concerning Tom of the Bagly head, to whom I have answered before them, and in the presence of my Lord William Howard, that I had seen a letter touching the letting louse of the said outlaw by my Lady Howard, &c.
(16 . .), Sept. 26. Whitehall. T. Suffolk to Lord and Lady Clifford.—Congratulating thom on birth of their first child.
(16 ..), Feb, 4. Dublin. Ossory to his "dearest "brother."—The King by letters patent has appointed their commission as Lords Justices to be renewed. . . Irish politics.
(16 . . ). K[atherino] Salisbury to Lord Clifford.— Denies some imputation "of mulcting my Lord of any "happiness he could enjoy."
1601, March 8. John Tailor to Wm. Ingilby.—About Lord Clifford and the Merchant Adventurers' suit.
1608, July 30. Council letter to the Earls of Cumberland and Doumbar, his Majesty's Lieutenants of the counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmoreland :—for preliminaries for musters in the border counties, heretofore under peculiar rules.
1611, Jan. 13. London. Francis (Earl of) Cumberland to his son Lord Clifford (at Paris).—Domestic. And another of the same kind.
1613, Nov. 29. Whitehall. E. Wotton to Lord Clifford.—Begins "My noble Spaniard." After assurances of remembrance, the writer says "The state of
"the Court with mariages and masquerades I leave to
"the report of honest and wise Mr. John Taylor." ami.
24 — 1613, Aug. j|. Paris. J. Beaulieu to Lord Clifford
(in French).—Has just heard that Lord Bruce has left here secretly to fight in the Low Countries with Mr. Sackville. according to arrangoment.
1613, Feb. 21. Whitehall. T. Suffolk to the Earl of Cumberland.—He has joined his son with the Earl of Cumberland in the commission for the Northern shires; it is necessary for him to have some power, considering how many wilful obstinate fellows dwell in his land, and are his tenants.
1614, Dec. 16. Whitehall. E. Wotton to Lord Clifford.—Your letter brought me by your servant almost made me fall into one of the seven deadly sinnes, I mean that of Pryde, finding myself to enjoy so great a portion of your favour. . . . Eefers to Mr. Tailor for news.
1615, July 20. Whitehall. E. Somerset to the Earl of Cumberland.—Asking favour for John Storey, who killed Eobert Storey (he says in his own defence).*
1615, August. Names of the Guilty and Not Guilty at the gaol delivery at Carlisle, before Sir Edward Bromley and Augustus Nicholls.—Among the punishments are hanging and the peine forte et dure.
1615, Sept. 29. Copy of the Earl of Cumberland's letter to the Middle Shires, regarding His Majesty's letter about raising money by privy seals.
1615, Nov. 10. John Tailor to the Earl of Cumberland.—Yesternight Lord Dorset and his lady returned
hither from the funeral of his grandmother
Sir Thomas Wentworth is heare, well, God bo thanked; he was yesterday at the arrainment of Mrs. Turner, and this day at the censuring of Sir John Hollis, Sir P. Wentworth, and Mr. Lumsden in the Star Chamber: he promised to write to you and Lord Clifford, but when I went for the letter ho excused himself, being sleepy and weary these two days for want of rest.—Alludes to contrariety of opinions as to what may become of Lord Somerset.
1615, Dec. 27. Tobias Ebor. (Toby Matthews, Archbishop of York,) to the Earl of Cumberland, at Skiptou Castle.—About some land business.
1615, Jan. 9. Paris. J. Beaulieu to Lord Clifford (in French).—The Ambassador has lately had great dispute with the Queen, by reason of the King of England being offended with the Governor of Dieppo for having seized an English merchant ship in reprisal for a Spanish ship detained in England. She has made the Governor come here to give satisfaction to Hor Majesty, having sent by decree of her Council a discharge of the merchandize, and desiring, I hear, that the Governor shall ask the King's pardon before the Ambassador for the offence committed. 28 Jan.
1615, y p k Th° same to the same.—Foreign news.
Letters by Sir Wm. Huttou to the Earl of Cumberland on county business and musters.
1616, June 12. Copy of letter by F. C. (Francis Clifford) to the Lords of the Council, about tho disputes for the possession of Brougham Castle and Appleby Castle.
1617, May 17. Tobias Ebor. (Toby Matthews), at Pocklington, to the Earl of Cumberland.—Would like to hear from the Earl "in what solemnity His Majesty "departed from Berwick hither, and whether our "English officers relinquished their places (as is here "reported) to the Nobles and Gentles of North Britain, "and whether the Queen's Highness's fearful dream "signified to his Majesty (for so runneth the rumour "here) be like to shorten the progress, and chiefly "whether fiis resolution be constant and pormanont of "holding her course set down in the Gieste heretofore "designed."
1617, Juno 6. Thomas Eiddell, tho Mayor, and five Aldermen, of Newcastle, to the Earl of Cumberland.— Sending him 20 Newcastle chalders of coles for his provision, and asking him to accept them.
Copies of letters from the Earl to his son.
1616, July 2. Toby Matthews to the Earl.—On business.
(16 . . ). Sir William Hutton to Mr. Taylor.—Wm. King and Anthonie Foster, two of the principal murderers of William Bell, of whose murder Sir Wilfrid Lawson and he certified the Earl, are taken in Scotland,
• It seenw'from another letter that Storey flptl to London.