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1624–5. Jan. 21. – Warrant to pay Burlamachi 611. 138. 4d. for the press of 100 men and their conduct
1624-5, Jan. 21. – Warrant to pay John Hurley for the press of 65 men and their conduct from Buck-
1624–5, Feb. 14.--Warrant to pay Jacob Preston and
their conduct from Norfolk to Dover to serve under
1624-5, Feb. 18.-Warrant to pay Burlamachi 1,5001.
1624-5, Feb. 18.—Warrant to pay Sir Henry Glemham
1624-5, Feb. 19.- Warrant to pay Lewes Hobday 91.
1624-5, Feb. 21.-Warrant to pay Abel Carwardine
· 1624-5, Feb. 1.--Warrant to pay John Chaundler 1624-5, Feb. 23.--Warrant to pay George Hooker
apparel provided for the 2,250 footmen to be delivered
431. 158. 6d. for the press of 103 men and their conduct
1624–5, Feb. 10. -- Warrant to pay George Barrett from Huntington to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
men and their conduct from Somerset to Dover to serve
the Mayor of Portsmouth, and Wm. Towerson 1,2001.
1624–5, March 9.-Petition of creditors of the Mus-
consideration of their case.
*6 warning cast into musket shot for furnishing Count
721. 188. 4d. for press of 175 men and their conduct
Dryhurst 61. 16s. 8d. for the press of 60 men and
of Parliament. See note in L. J., II. 426, where this
prorogation is mentioned as entered in the “Minute and others 861. 58. for the press of 300 men and their
Book," but not in the “Engrossed Journal Book.” conduct from Hertford to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
(Seal). 1624-5, Feb. 12.- Warrant to pay Symon Leach,
1624-5, March 16.--Warrant to pay John Edwards, Henry Batteshall, and Joseph Trowbridge, 2011. 138.4d.
pike maker, Matthew Banckes, carpenter, and Peter
Oram, cooper, 571. for musket rests, musket chests, and for the press of 300 men and their conduct from Devon
casks for musket shot. shire to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, March 16,--Warrant to pay John Stowe 1624-5, Feb. 12.- Warrant to pay Robert Brisco
171. 178. for the press of 63 men and their conduct from 451. 138. 8d. for the press of 107 men and their conduct
the press of 107 men and their conduct Sussex to Dover to serve under Mansfelt. from Gloucester to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
1624-5, March 24.-Warrant to pay Maurice Long, 1624-5, Feb. 12.-Warrant ta pay John Man 2441. 148. gent., 211. 9s. for the press of 33 footmen and their confor the press of 950 men and their conduct from Essex duct from York to Dover to serve under Count Mansto Dover to serve under Mansfelt. '
1624-5, Feb. 12.-Warrant to pay Dennis Wyse 181. for the press of 40 men and their conduct from Gloucester to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
THE MANUSCRIPTS OF HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF DEVON.
SIIRE AT BOLTON ABBEY, Co. YORK.
The letters are parts of the correspondence of the
1624-5, Feb. 12. - Warrant to pay John Kenrott I., E. Wotton, John Beaulieu (some of whose letters
are in Winwood's State Papers), Toby Matthews, Arch bishop of York, Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, Geo. Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, Sir Robert Naunton, and Sir Jno. Finett. 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.
LETTERS. 1551, July. Two letters from the Earl of Cumber. land, at Skipton Castle, to John Holmes, Secretary to the Earl of Warwick (given under his signet).
1551, December. The same to John Holmes, Secre. tary to the Duke of Northumberland. 1554, Oct. 17, Skipton. The same to the same.
me Holmes having requested to be a burgess of the Parlia. ment, 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 " shall 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
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 feare (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 1001. or 2001., now he cannot borrow 201.
1558, July 10. Draft of letter by the Earl of Cum berland to the (Earl of Westmoreland) Lord Lieute. nant.—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 28. 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 8s.; curryer 16s. 8d.; bill 168.; 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 the Duke of Norfolk's letter to the Earl of Cumberland about the matter, assuring him of his good will.
1559, Feb. 12. Copy of the Duke of Norfolk's letter
to the Earl of Shrewsbury.-Frauncis May liad escaped from Skipton Castle. John Man exhibited a bill of complaint to Queen Mary's Privy Council, the 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. \ |(1550). "Draft of a letter without date. The 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 the Queen, and also charged by the Lord Treasurer with payment of the subsidy due to Her Highness, he must pay 301. at Pentecost and 301. at Michaelmas.*
Temp. Elizabeth.-A lycens verie necessarie to be 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 2,0007. per annum. (1} 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 your Lord“ ship and us all for the relief of her Grace's great “ 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. Geo. (Earl of) Cumberland to Fr. Walsingham.-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 the 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 were with me, to knowe the truthe of it; where we found no suche 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 the cuntry men, till he here your further derection : thus much the have intreted me to macke 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 bim, married his cosen 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 the 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 the consultation yeasterday what is Her Majesty desiereth to have this yeare donne agaynst the Spanyards by seae. I have consithered wbich way best (to Hir Hig[hnesses) likyng) it may be effected; and fyndying in my concete good lycklyhood to performe it boothe for Her Majesty's safty and profitt, I much desier to make your Lo. aquanted with my opinion. Asks for an appointment to state 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 to repare with my flete to the rode of Calles and to bryng with me all such shippes as I should finde
* This appeal to his friends for aid to pay his ransom is not noticed in the Life of Lord Grey of Wilton, printed for the Camden Society.
fitt to dooe hir service ther, I commanded too shipps in “ the Court with mariages and masquerades I leave to
(in French).—Has just heard that Lord Bruce has left
Sackville, according to arrangement.
Sackville according should doo amisse I have stayed them to remayne where
1613, Feb. 21. Whitehall. T. Suffolk to the Earl of they be till further direction com for them, which I pray
Cumberland. He has joined his son with the Earl of your Lordship may be sent, for that they depend upon
Cumberland in the commission for the Northern shires ;
Cumberland in the
are his tenants.
killed Robert Storey (he says in his own defence).*
Castle.—About some land business.
(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 Dieppe
for having seized an English merchant ship in reprisal
the Governor come here to give satisfaction to Her (16..). R. (Cecil, Earl of) Salisbury to his son-in
Majesty, having sent by decree of her Council a dis. law.-Advice to him while travelling :-to avoid oc
charge of the merchandize, and desiring, I hear, that
the Governor shall ask the King's pardon before the
- 28 Jan.
1615, Tan The same to the same.-Foreign
Letters by Sir Wm. Hutton to the Earl of Cumber-
land on county business and musters.
for the possession of Brougham Castle and Appleby
(16..), Sept. 26. Whitehali. T. Suffolk to Lord and “ departed from Berwick hither, and whether our
“ reported) to the Nobles and Gentles of North Britain,
“ whether his resolution be constant and permanent of
1617, June 6. Thomas Riddell, the Mayor, and five
1608, July 30. Council letter to the Earls of Cum- vision, and asking him to accept them.
(16..). Sir William Hutton to Mr. Taylor.-Wm.
Lawson and he certified the Earl, are taken in Scotland,
in a hole under the earth by the Scottish garrison, and world prate their pleasure, it will be a match in dispyte
of Po* , then by), your Majesty need not fear that
special friend to it. Whatsoever succeed, God bless the 1617, Dec. 26. Sir Wm. Hutton, about the same Prince with a return as sound home as he went out. matter ; (Tom of Baylifhead). .
My Lord of Rutland, our General (with whom the King 1617, Dec. 28. Whitehalí. G. (Villiers, Duke of) sends me by sea to post to Madrid, at our arrival with Buckingham to Lord Clifford.—The King is satisfied the news of the ships readiness for their imbarking), with Sir W. Hutton's conduct in the business referred appeared in all his bravery yesterday at Court, and to. He need not fear the greatness of any man that took his leave of his Majesty, and there we received may oppose him.
his charge to embark speedily; but we of the ignorant
one word of the mariag how near towards.
of the counties of Cumberland, Northumberland, and
Council. - About defensive operations. . . . . The
land and the other Lords Lieutenant.--Privy seal to
1625, Oct. 2. Copy of Council letter to the Lords
and afflicted with the infection, they now give order by
1623, March 31. (The Earl of ) Buccleuch (at Crich- 1625, Oct. 8. Copy of letter by William Selby and
received about providing arms and fortifying the sea
• The paper is torn bere.
DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE.
1625, Oct. 31. Copy of Council letter to the Lord Lieutenant.-For disarming Papists, except nobility and peers, whom his Majesty deals with. * 1625, Nov. 17 or 18. Draft and copy of letter by the Lords Lieutenants to the Lords of the Council, in answer to theirs of Oct. 2, about disarming the Papists in the Middle Marches, and stating the weakness of Tynmouth Castle.
1625. Draft of letter by the Earl of Cumberland to the Lords of the Council.--Acknowledging their letter of Nov. 30, and complaining of want of powder and bullets, and bad state of arms.
1625. Letter of Ralph Delaval and John Fenwick, about musters and disarming of Papists.
1625, Dec. 4. Council letter (signed by Coventry and others) to the Lords Lieutenant, acknowledging their letter of (Nov.) 18th, and sending copy of Council Order for repair and fortification of Tynmouth Castle.
1625, Dec. 14. Copy of Council Order for fortification of Tynmouth Castle.--One Cramfield, an engineer, then at Harwich, is to be employed.
1625, Dec. 23. Council letter (signed by J. Ley and others) to Lord Clifford.—About Lord Eurie (Eure 2) and the taking of arms found in his house at Malton,
1625, Dec. 31. Council letter (signed by Coventry, J. Ley, and others) to the Lords Lieutenant . .. about musters .... to enforce the proper rating of manors, mansions, and lands for the Horse and Foot.
1625, Jan. 20. Copy of Lord Clifford's letter to the Lords of the Council, about his supposed remissness in the matter of the privy seals.
1625, Jan. 29. Whitehall. Reply of E. Conway to the above, absolving Lord Clifford.
1627, Aug. 17. Patricius Curwen and seven others to .... about levying 100 soldiers in Cumberland for the wars, in obedience to the King's letters.
1627, Aug. 20. R. Dunelm (Richard Neyle, Bishop of Durham) at Durham Castle, to Henry Lord Clifford. Sends letter from the Lords of the Council of Scotland which he has just received from the Mayor and Alder. men of Newcastle. He has the train bands in readiness. (Fine seal).
1627, Aug. 22. Melros (at Edinborough) to Lord .. Alarm by reason of 12 or 15 Spanish or Dunkirk war ships on the coast . .. . Some Holland busses put in for fear.-P.S. 23 August. Four of the Dunkirkers have been sunk by the Hollanders.
1627, Aug. 26. Robert Jackson, Mayor of Berwick, and two other persons, to Lord ..... They have received letters from the Earl of Melros that the waughters of the States had sunk four Dunkirkers; but since, the Earl has been truly certified a waughter has reported to Capt. Murray, commander of one of his Majesty's ships, that he and other four waughters had been in fight with 14 Dunkirkers, that three waughters were sunk and the other two forced to fly. The Dunkirkers are reported to be still on the coast.
1627, Aug. 30. The Earl of Cumberland to the Mayor of Newcastle.—About the bad news.
1627, Aug. 30. The Earl to Mr. John Selby.--About the defence of the country.
1627, Sept. 24. Council letter to Lord Clifford.— About the Dunkirkers; and those in Northumberland who refused Prest money.
1627, Jan. 10. Council letter (and copy) to the Lords Lieutenant of the three counties.-About musters.
1627. Feb. 15. Morpeth. John Delaval, Wm. Mus. champ, and Wm. Carnaby to Ld. Clifford.—They personally will, but the inhabitants generally object to their county being brought under the same rule as other counties (for providing arms and troops).
1627, March 13. Council Letter to the Lords Lieu. tenant.-Complaint about the defective state of the troops upon musters.
1628, May 25. Council letter to the Lords Lieu. tenant; postponing the proposed rendezvous at York on the 11th of June.
1628, May 31. Councilletter to the Lords Lieutenant. -Special instructions for musters, beacons, &c.
1629, June 19. “Charles R.” to the Earl of Cum berland and the other Lords Lieutenant.-At the request of the King of Sweden, he has given leave to the Marquis Hamilton and his officers to levy 6,000 men ; “ specially for the distressed case of our dear brother " and only sister."-Requires them to endeavour the accomplishment, and recommend it to their DeputyLieutenants,
1633, Dec. 9. C. or G. Wandesforde (at Dublin) to Lord (Clifford).* A long letter against the proposed
• Afterwards Earl of Cumberland. His daughter and heir married the Earl of Cork.
marriage of his daughter to the Earl of Cork, whom he DUKE'OJ
DEVOS describes as a plunderer.of Church property.
1634, Dec. 10. Geo. Radcliffe (at Dublin Castle) to Lord (Clifford).—About settlement of lands, ... rather disparaging the Earl of Cork.
1637, Oct. 2. Council letter to the Earl of Cumber. land, high sheriff of Westmoreland, about ship-money. (84 pp.)
1638, July 31. (The Earl of) Arundel and Surrey to the Earl of Cumberland. (Dated “from Alberrye, my Alpine celle.”)–His Majesty bath talked with me about making some necessaries for an army at Sheffield, as spades, pickaxes, carriages for field-pieces, and such like, where perhaps they may be cheaper, and save carriage from hence.- I think it not amiss if your Lordship by your example would invite the nobility and gentry of the North to set on with country smiths to make plain pieces and pistols, with rests for muskets, and such like; and tho' they be but homely work, they may stand in good steade : lead can not want, so near Derbyshire, and his Majesty is careful to send some good proporcion of powder to Hull shortly.
1638, Feb. 5. The Lord Admiral (Earl of Northumberland) to Lord Clifford.-About the army and the King and his coming to York.—The army of 30,000 is reduced to 6,000.
1638, March 18. The same to the same.- Army matters.
1639, April 13. Edinburgh. Copy of letter by (the Earl of) Rothes to Ensigne Willoughby.-Alludes to the intercepting by the English of letters from Scotland. Regrets that his (W's.) father has taken the King's side; says that the cause they maintain is the liberty of their religion, confirmed by the national oath, constitution of the national assemblies, the laws of the kingdom, and the liberties of their country.–Pleads the amity of the two kingdoms; alludes to the posts on the borders :-if troublesome, they (the Scots) will come over in greater force than expected.
1639, June 17. Earl of Arundel and Surrey (at the Camp) to Lord Clifford.--This evening things are so far agreed here as this night the Marquess Hamilton goes by land towards Edinborough to receive His Majesty's castell there for the King's use.—On Thursday the Scottish army breaks, and on Friday or Saturday ours will do soe also. The King commands me that the Yorkshire regiments with you goe home, and I shall tomorrow send many for them by my cosin Sir Francis Howard, and no forces are to be left there, but only Sir Frederick Willoughby, and the King is pleased that your Lordship should come hither, and to let my Lord of Niddesdale and the rest of the Scottish nation know that all is quiet; and to-morrow I shall send a dispatch from the Scottish Lords of the freeing the siege of the Tyene (Tyne). The Lord Barrimore's regiment is sent to be stayed.
1639, March 19. The same (at Arundel House) to the same.--I received yesternight your dispatch with that of the advertisement unto you of the desperate resolutions of the Scottish Covenanters which I acquainted his Majesty withall, who hath that care of this kingdom which becomes so good a King, and doth not so much trust their profession never to invade this kingdon as to leave so important frontiers to their curtesye. My Lord of Essex is coming swifter than I can. If your Lordship see him at Newcastle, I am sure your Lordship will use him as the King's General, and I hope to see you soon after him.-Recommends care about the horse," for his “ Majesty hath a principal care the Horse be good, " as the part of the army in which he reposeth most
1640, March 31. Council letter to the Lords Lien. tenants of Westmoreland.—The Earl of Northumberland, General of the Army, having appointed Lord Conway his deputy, you are prayed to assist him.
1640, Aug. 12. William Pennington and four other persons to Sir P. Musgrave and others, Deputy-Lieutenants.-Say that they have received no letter from Lord Conway, but Sir Charles Howard coming from him brings certainty of the Scotch being on English ground to-night:-intend to be ready with their trained bands at three hours warning.
1640, March 20. Council letter to Earl of Cumber. land.Reminding him that 401. of the subsidy is due from him.
1643, April 16. Moneys owing for the billett of Lt.Col. Lowinstone's companie and in John Holmes's squadron. (3 long pages.) It contains the names of the men and the persons on whom they were billetted, and the charge. From a note in the margin, half seems to be paid.