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Edw. VI. Half a skin of vellum (most likely torn to make a cover of a roll). On it are the sign manual of Edw. VI., and the signatures of T. Cant., Bedford, Northampton, A. Wyngfeld, W. Herbert.

(15 ..), June 26. Letter of marque (in Portuguese) for the barque Cliford, Captain Christopher Lister, Englishman.--Signed El Rey (Antonio), and countersigned A. Botelho.* 13 James I. Gaol delivery for Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Bolton Abbey. Twenty-nine deeds of the 13th and 14th centuries; in some the name is spelt Bouthelton.

13 Edw. IV. 4to., vellum, eight leaves. A rental of the possessions.

Fountains Abbey. Fifteen grants to, and two grants by, the Abbey, of the 12th and 13th centuries,

1644, Feb. 21. “Charles R.” signs a pass for the Countess of Cork from Oxford to York and thence to Bristol.-Countersigned by George Digbye.

1648, Aug. 18. W. Thornton to Richard Richardson.

... Not to tronble you with a long story of our present condition, bee pleased to know all your affairs are in the same order hitherto you advised. What the publique fate may make ours can not be easily conjectured, but must be wayted with patience, of which you will believe wee have neede, when I assure you that Duke Hamylton and Sir Marmaduke's army are past by ps into Lancashire, and after them L Gen" Cromwell with an army much lesse in number, but, which supplyes that, most gallantly resolv’d, form'd, and accoutred; wee expect within few dayes to heare them ingaged, the event of which will much alter the condition of these parts, and must be subscrib'd to with patience . . . (Seal, a chevron between three trees).

(1648), Sept. 8. The same (at York) to the same.. : Nor have your affaires much altered by that of the army, which thoagh you have had from better hands, you will scarce credit, nor indeed can any not ingaged in the businesse or involved in their ruine. The forinid. able army of Duke Hamilton hath received so absolute an overthrowe with so little contest and losse of the other party. The Duke, Langdale, most of the Scotch nobility and gentry, with nere 1,000 common men imprisoned, the rest slaine, or, which is death to them, endeavouring to escape to their own country. Munro, who came into England their refere, retreats beyond Barwicke, whither Cromwell and Lambert are marching in hope to have it and Carlisle delivered them upon demand ; if not to enter Scotland to settle the Kirke in the Presbyterian Government, or at least give a rise to the beleiving party there to direct the Lord Limerick's coming into England, if the consideration of the honor of their nation and its preservation unite not them, as that of the common enemy did those in England.ii

:: [1649]. The same (at London) to the Earl of Corke (at Caen, in Normandy). A letter of business. In a P.S. he says "My lady desires to know how a Coach may “ bee bought at Caen, the transportation thence being “ more convenient than from this place.”

1650 and 1651. Haberdashers' Hall.- Several papers about the sequestration of the Earl of Cumberland's estate (Lady Cork was his heiress), for his signing

1.ns.signing the engagement of the Gentlemen of Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Magna Charta, 13 Feb. 1642, which signing his representatives denied.

1660, Jan. 9 and Jan. 12. Dublin. Two letters from John, Archbishop elect of Armagh.

1666, Ang. 11. London. Wm. Congreve to Richard Graham. (The writer's seal bears a chevron between three battle axes.)

1666, Aug. 23. Thomas Otway to Richard Graham. (The writer was a member of the Chapter of Breck nock.)

1668 and afterwards. Letters by the Earl of Burlington to Graham.

1668, Aug. 1. Clifford House in Charles Street.Reginald Heber to Richard Graham at Bolton Abbey (business).

1685, July 18. London. Christopher Croft to Charles Bull at Bolton Abbey.-The late Duke of Monmouth told his Majesty he was one of the bloodiest rogues that ever lived. In his pocket was a manuscript of spells, charms, and conjurations, songs, receipts, and prayers, all written with his own hand.—The headsman had five strokes at his neck, for which every one says he deserves hanging or beheading with an oysterknife.

Household books, account books, bailifs accounts and

inventories. 14 Hen. VIII. Household book : Henry Clifford. No place mentioned.

Household books for Londesborough for the years 1575. 1576, 1594. 1595, 1598. 1599, 1600, 1601. 1608, 1609, 1610, 1611, 1612, 1614, 1615. 1652071622, 1623, 1625, 1626, 1629, 1635, 1653.-For Chelsey, 1630-1631. The persons present are named.

Books of Receipts and Disbursements of the Earl of Burlington, 1662, and the first half of the last century.

Accounts of Receipts and Disbursements of Francis, Earl of Cumberland. These contain interesting entries, particularly the Rewards, i.e. gifts, to divers persons. There are volumes for the year 1614 (Rewards, 18 pp.; The the names and sums are given), 1615 (eight pages of Rewards), 1616 (22 pages of Rewards), 1618 (33 pages of Rewards), 1620 (21 pages of Rewards), 1634, and 1635.

Craven.- Accounts of the bailiffs of Ann, Countess of Cumberland, 1579, 1580, and 1597.

Inventory of the Earl of Cumberland's personalty in 1594 and 1595 Wat York 1594 and 1595, at Yorkshire, Westminster, London, Skipton Castle, Bolton, Barden, Appleby Castle, and Clerkenwell. In the last : «'In the hall.' bars for the " lawyers to plead at, 28.; six forms and a seat for is lauvers to plead . .. “ the judges, 38.”


Inventory of goods at Skipton Castle, temp. James I. 15 leaves.--1645, nine leaves. Goods at Londesborough, 1700.

16th century. Long paper inventory of the goods of the Earl of Cumberland.

It is with pleasure that I acknowledge the courtesy and assistance of Mr. Cottingham (his Grace's agent) during my researches at Hardwicke Hall and Bolton Abbey.


MISCELLANEA. Kirkeby's Inquest, 24 Edw. II. A large folio, paper, about 93 leaves. Begins with the Commission; then Nomina burgorum, &c., de Com. Ebor. . . . Holdernesse. Ends with Feoda militum infra libertatem de Tykehull.

1463. John, prior of the monastery or priory of Ferriby, of the Augustine Order, in the diocese of York, to Henry, Lord Vessy.--Henry Percy, formerly Earl of Northumberland, claimed to be the founder. The prior admits that Lord Vessy's noble progenitors founded and endowed it.-Oval seal, a round church; Sigillum Templi Domini in Anglia.

16th century. Copy of Information of George, Earl of Cumberland, against Thomas Gent and others.Abont the Debateable Land, part of the Duchy of Lancaster.


SHIRE, AT HARDWICKE Hall, Co. DERBY. The papers here are miscellaneous. Among them are a few public accounts, temp. Henry VIII.; some printed Proclamations by Edw. VI.; Accounts showing prices of Provisions, temp. Elizabeth; a long letter containing notices of Sir Walter Ralegh, Arabella Stuart, and Lord Burghley; many official letters on county business; News letters, temp. Charles II. ; some manuscripts by Hobbes of Malmesbury; journey to the East by Henry Cavendish in the 16th century; Sir William Monson's accounts of sea fights, temp. Elizabeth; a defence of King Richard III. by Wm. Cornwaleys; a treatise on Virginia by Samuel Purchas; and a long series of household accounts. There are also early grants to Fountains Abbey.

Notices of all the above are contained in the notes subjoined.

19 & 20 Edw. IV.-Ministers' accounts of the lands of George Earl of Shrewsbury in the King's hands during minority (property in the counties of Oxford, Berks, Wilts, and Bucks).

30 & 31 & 32 Hen. VIII.-Large paper account of William Brabazon, Vice-Treasurer of Ireland and General Receiver of the King's lands there. On a single sheet is an abstract of the three years' accounts.

31 Hen. VIII.-Moneys laid out by John Travers,

* See a similar document in Lord Mount Edgcumbe's collection, and Report, Appendix, p. 21.


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DUKE OF Master of the Kings's Ordnance (2 pp.). The like for 3 Edw. VI., Oct. 10. Against vile, slanderous, and DEVONthe 29th year (many pages).

libellous letters, billes, scrowles, and papers. Certain articles for answer to my Lord Protector, Part of a proclamation containing “the verie truth of all which I would you, John Esum, should declare “ the Duke of Somerset's evil government, and false and . . . . (about Quynny being committed to prison, for “ destestable proceedings.” halfpence brought to this country to make them pass current), 6 pp.

1595. The booke of the charges of John Rhodes, Fol. Relazione d'Inghilterra, by Giovanni Michel, Esq., Sheriff of the County of Derby, at the assizes 1557. contains notice of a visit to the King of the holden there the 4th and 5th August, 33 Eliz., 1595, Romans, to Constantinople, to Muscovy.* (In Italian.) set down by Arthur Bratinhall. (A long narrow paper

A 4to. volume, paper, 16th century. The Enemies of book of 12 p.) Marriage and the True Lovers Knot. Two treatises His master's own provisions were sent from home. (about the married state) “in remembrance of the mar- Ale, flour, one fat ox, 71.; one tierce of claret, 31. 138. 4d.; ir riage of the Hoñble. Mr. W. Cavendish.” (108 pp.) fifteen pewits, 78. 6.; twenty score of loaves for

The 1st begins :—Whoever he be that either by the yeomen; comfet and other banquetting stuff, 78.; discourse of reason.

and other things. Summa, with brewing charges, The 2nd begins (p. 31):-Marriages, as one saith, are 301. 14s. 5d. either of honour, of love, of labour, or of grief.

The dates given are August 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The Henry VIII.-Brief estimate of and inventory of all purchases include: Cates bought at Derby, pewits, kinds of store, as well of Bullion and Ingot remaining

grey plover, cowcumbers, hartiejeughes (artichokes), in the Treasurer's custody in the Mint, and also of the

spinege, turnspits, chalk to scour the vessels ; loin of treasure and coyne accruing to his Highness, taken and

veal, 16d.; loin of mutton, 12d.; six gallons of claret, examined before the Lord Chancellor and other Com

168.; seven and a quarter gallons of white wine, 28. 8d. missioners of the Council joined with him :

per gallon ; eight gallons of sacke, 328. (about 16 gallons Bullion tryed by general weight 478 3

of claret were bought); dates. (particulars) - .

Payment to minstrels : The waytes of Derby, 28. 6d.; Plates shaped by the Standard 2975 2

five men being the waytes of Linne, 28. 6d.; the wayts and White Blanched, &c. }

of Nottingham, 12d.: minstrels dwelling in Leicester, Old harps yet in store . . 5 10

12d. The whole expenses at the Assizes were 761, and a Not returned . . . . 453 10

few shillings.

Given to the Judges : one fat buck, one fat lamb, and Total

. - 1,215 li. 2 oz. five couple of rapits. . Treasure and grotes coyned) 250 l;

Charles Cavendish to his mother.--He understands already - - . S

the lords are to examine Lord Buckhurst about his By me, Henry Coldwell, Graver,

conduct in the Low Countries, who is commanded not (and other signatures.)

to come to Court for discontenting my Lord of Leicester, Henry VIII.--Estimates of debts owing to King which is thought strange, being equal with him in Henry VIII. out of Sir Brian Tuke's books, by Mr. W. Counsel, and being her Majesty's Ambassador, before Cavendish. Treasurer of the King's Chamber. (A large he deliver what he has done there .... Sir Thomas paper, 30 inches by 18 inches.)

Norrice is commanded to his father's house. ... Mr. £ 8. d.

Wilkes committed to the Fleet, and all to please my 69,581 19. 37

Lord of Leicester, as is said.- Alas for the relief of 8,479 107 i Obligations and Sluce, there be brutes, my Lord of Leicester thinks it 327,9801. 13s. 10d. 194,909 7 9 tallies of divers an impossible thing, which as some suppose will harme | 28,534 10 11 kinds described.

my lord's credit. Sir W. Rawley is in wonderful de21,675 2

clination, yet labours to underprop himself by my Lord Long memcranda about them all."

Treasurer and his friends; I see he is courteously used 1583. Elizabeth Countess of Shrewsbury, the heiress by my Lord and his friends; but I donbt the end, conof Hardwick-Account of my plate at Hardwick sent sidering how he hath handeled himself in his former from London from my daughter Cavendish. 13 pages,

pryd and now goweth so humbly towards every and additions by her own hand.

one, as, considering his former insolency, he comitteth Account of some of her plate. 1583.

over great business and [it] is thought he will never 1587. Paines at the Court held for Rowthorne and rise again. . . My lady Arbella hath bin once at Court. Houghton Filley, co. Derby. Among these may be

-hir Majesty spake unto hir, but not longe, and exnoticed the following :-None to fetch any fire any

amined her nothing touching her booke ; she dined in where to kindle a fire at any other house at any time,

the presence, but my Lord Tresurer bad hir to supper; night or day, unless it be safe covered, under a penalty

and at dinner, I dinyng with hir, and sitting over of 10s. No one to lodge any poor people or traveller

against him, he asked me whether I came with my nece that goeth a-begging from door to door above two

or no. I sayd I came with hir, then he spake openly nights, under a penalty of 58.

and directed his speech to Sir Walter Rawley, greatly Folio, paper,' 16th century (indorsed 1549). W. in hir commendacion, as that she had the French th Cowley to the Lord Deputie.-Counsels for the refor

Italian play of instruments, dansed wrough and writt mation of Ireland. Begins I have moch declared my

very fayre, wished she weare 15 years old, and with most simple mind. (8 fols.)

that rouned Mr. Rawley in the eare, who answered him 1553. “Inventory of the goods of Sir W. Cavendish : it would be a happy thing. At supper he made exceedand a deed to continue the same in the family

ing much of hir, so did he the after noon in his great 3 Edw. VI.-Receipts signed by Henry Colley,

chamber publicly, and of Mall and Bess George ; and factor, for Mr. W. St. Loe, Grand Captain of 100

since, he hath asked when she shall come again to horsemen, parcel of the King's retinue in Ireland, for

Court. ... The Lord Treasurer's new buildings, &c., money for stipend ; and several on other accounts.

gallery, &c., the rooms, &c., great chamber 60 feet long,

22 broad and 21 hy; . . in the roof a sun which points EDWARD VI.

the hours and goeth the length of the Chamber; by Six perfect (and one imperfect) Proclamations printed

night the moon; and holes in the boards where at night in black letter.

lights were set to represent the stars.—There he feasted 1549. (3 Edw. VI.) Instructions by the King to

the Queen; at conclusion she prayed that God would Commissioners for the execution of certain statutes on

lend hir lif for 21 years, for she desired not to live longer husbandry.

than she had him, . : so kindly expressed that the good 3 Edw. VI., July 2.-For rating, assessing, and old lord could not reply for tears. ordering of prices of victuals. (Very long.)

1625 and 1626. Some Council letters to the Earl of 3 Edw. VI., July 8.-Against tale talers and sedi- Devonshire about musters. tious runagates.

(1625) 1 Car. I. Aug. 13. Charles R. (sign manual) at 3 Edw. VI., July 8.-About the effects of pardons Woodstock, to the Earl of Devonshire . . . directing him to certain of bis subjects having made ryots.

to get in order the trained bands and militia. 3 Edw. VI., July 16. Richmond. Long procla- (1625) 1 Car. I. Sept. 17. “Charles R." to Wm. Earl mation by the King, with the assent of the Protector,

of Devonshire, asking him to make a return of the for executing of a law martial for pain of death against

names of the gentry able to lend money; he does not rebellers and their upstyrrors.' (Printed by Grafton ; intend to deal with noblemen; nor is the Earl to deal woodcut initial.)

with the clergy ; that is reserved to the Metropolitan

1625, Oct. 2. Privy Council letter to the Earl of * See Introduction to the Relazione d'Inghilterra, edited by Miss Devonshire and Lord Cavendish, for depriving conSneyd for the Camden Society.

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A Draft of a Proclamation touching his Majesty's style (7 pp.); begins As it is a manifest token.

The historie of Great Britain (4 fols.); begins By the decease of Elizabeth Queen of England, the issue of King Henry 8.

Charge of Sir F. Bacon, Attorney-General, against Wm. Talbot, a Counsellor of Law of Ireland, on an Information in the Star Chamber (about Suarez's doctrine as to killing kings excommunicated).

My lady Shrewsbury's cause touching the flight of the Lady Arbella (2 fols.) ; begins Your lordships do observe the nature of this charge.

Account of proceeding against Sir Robert Maunsell, Knight, and James Whitlocke, Esq.; and the charge of Whitelocke by Sir F. Bacon.

victed or greatly suspected recusants of arms and ammunition.

1625. Oct. 22. Francis (Lord) Deincourt to the Deputy Lieutenant for Derby :-Understands that the Barons of England are privileged from the showing of horse and armour ; is certified that the Lords in Not tinghamshire and Yorkshire do not show.-Thịnks right to inform him lest he should expect it.

Heads of a Bill for uniting his Majesty's Protestant subjects. (15 heads.)

(1626) 1 Car. I. Jan. 19. Charles R. (sign manual). Simmons to attend the coronation ; because of the late plague he puts off the procession from the Tower of London; but the Earl is to come to Westminster on the 2nd of February

1678, March 25. Copy of Lord Danby's letter to Mr. Montague. It begins " My Lord, King Charles's * temper with regard to the King of France," and ends “ will not make peace unless pressed by the Con" federates."

1678, Dec. 24. News letter to the Earl of Devonshire at Chatsworth. Prance, a goldsmith worker for Somerset House, taken on suspicion of the murder of Sir E. B. Godfrey.

1678, Oct. Copies of one of Mr. Doleman's letters to Father Férriars and his answer. (The first tells of letters not readable until warmed.)

1678, 1679, 1680. Two bundles of News Letters; some to Wm. Earl of Devonshire and some for Mr. Jackson.

1679. May 4. Proclamation by the Privy Council against the murderers of Sharp, Archbishop of St. Andrews.

Two bundles of Mathematical papers of and letters to Thomas Hobbes (of Malmesbury) and some of his writings. (A list of the letters is with them.)

1680, Nov. 6, London. (The Earl of) Ailesbury to the Earl of Devonshire.—Your lordship is much wanted here; altho' the Lords upon the call of the House were pleased to excuse you, yet they will strictly require the attendance of their members when so important affairs are depending.

VOLUMES BOUND AND UNBOUND. Folio, paper, 16th century.—The travel of Mr. Henry Cavendish in his going to Constantinople. It begins on 28th March. He took shipping and arrived at Stode in Germany (34 pp.).

Folio, paper, 16th century. Receipt of Sir Anthony St. Leger for the sale of the stuff late of Christchurch monastery, Canterbury (bedding, tapestry, hangings, furniture &c.), 43 pp.

Folio, paper, 17th century. A volume of miscellanies.

Confession of the faith (3 fols.), begins I believe that nothing is without beginning but God; no nature, no matter, no spirit, but one only and the same God: ends, and is everlastingly without change.

An advertisement touching the controversies of the church of England (11 pp.); begins It is but ignorance if any man find it strange : ends shall not repent myself at the meditation.

Certain considerations touching the better pacification of the Church of England (14 pp.), dedicated to his most Excellent Majesty : begins The Chief of our Church : ends sacred person and all your doings.

Meditaciones sacræ de operibus Dei et hominis (5 fols.). The 1st cap. is De miraculis servatoris.

Directions touching the Union of England and Scotland dedicated to his Majesty, (5 fols.); begins I do not find it strange, excellent King, that when Heraclitus : ends under the like Divine Providence as that was between the Romans and the Sabines.

History of Hen. VIII., Edw. VI., Mary, and Elizabeth (3 fols.) ; begins The bookes which are written do in their kinds represent the faculties the minds.

Certain observations upon a libell published this present year 1592, intituled a Declaration of the true causes of the great troubles presupposed to be intended against the realm of England, (29 fols.); begins It were just and honourable for Princes being in warres together : ends and make their libels successive to their legend. The last chapter is, of the hight of impudency that these men are grown unto in publishing and accouching untruths, with a particular recital of some of them for an essay.

Certain articles in consideration touching the union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland, collected and disgested for his Majesty's better service (12 fols.); begins Your Majesty being, I do not doubt, directed and conducted by a better oracle : .ends benign and gracious acceptation

Folio, paper, 17th century. A Treatise of Sea Causes ; containing a yearly observation of the English and Spanish Fleets that were sent forth, one to annoy the other, from 1585 that the war with Spain began till 1602 by W. M. who hath done it to better bis experience, collected 1604. The work is dedicated to his son. (The Treatise is by Sir W. Monson; another copy is in the collection of the Marquis of Bath.)

Quarto, paper. A discourse on the text, Epistle of St. James, cap. 3, v. 2, In many things we sin all. Dedi. cated to Sir Wm. Cavendish by the Priest of Putney. In his dedication he calls it “a handful of fragments, “ parched cornes in an earthen dish, lenten fare and “ hard of digestion, a bare sceliton without ornament of “ speech.”_ This is the presentation copy.

Folio, paper, 8 leaves. The encomium of Richard the 3rd, to his worthy friend Mr. John Donne; dedication by William Cornwaleys. After a short preface the text begins That Princes are naturally ambitious; ends and this my encomium as a charitable well-wisher to an oppressed and defamed King.

Folio, unbound. Life of Sir Thomas More. After the preface, the life begins Sir Thomas More was the only son of Sir John More, Kt., one of the Justices.*

Folio, unbound. Advertisement written to a Secretary of my Lord Treasurer of England by an English Intelligencer as he passed through Germany into Italy, concerning another booke newlie written in Latin, and published in divers languages and countries, against Her Majesty's proclamation for search and apprehension of seminary priests and their receivers ; also of a letter written by the Lord Treasurer in defence of his gentry and nobilitie intercepted, published and answered by the Papists, A.D. 1592. The author begins by making extracts from Father Person's book, and then answers them.

Folio. Copies of Interrogatories administered to the Earl of Bristol, with his answers. (These may be found in the Hardwicke State Papers, vol. i. p. 494.)

A 12mo volume, paper, 16th century. Plenum reconciled to Kulum. (A Masque, 12 leaves.).

The scene of the mountain Atlas, his top ending in the figure of an old man, to Comus comes singing (about 28 lines beginning):

Room, room, make room for the bouncing belly,

Just father of sauce and deviser of jelly. The bowle-bearer answers in prose.—Then the first Antimasque; after which Hercules comes with verses.Mercury, Masquers, Dædalus. Ends with a verse by Mercury, which is afterwards repeated in song by two trebles, two tenors, a bass, and the whole chorus:

An eye of looking back were well,
Or any manner that would tell

Your thoughts, how you were sent and went. (About 24 lines.)

After which they dance their last dance, and return into the scene, which closeth, and is a mountain again as before.

A 4to volume of 18 leaves. Imitations of Martial, dedicated to William Cavendish. The dedication begins

Thou noble, least ingrate, thou should’st me weene.
The first poem is “In Metii uxorem.”

(The poems are rather free; query by Edward Sackville.)

Folio, paper, 1672. Copies of letters to Lord Clifford, Prince of Orange, and others, from Arlington, Halifax, &c., at the Hague and Anvers; and a few to Arlington by Halifax from Calais, Bruges, and Middelburg.

Folio. Some collections regarding Trade and Com

* This was written by his great grandson, Thomas More, and was printed in 8vo Lond. 1720.



ships of Amsterdam, and the French Queen's picture. My Master going to a play at Blackfriars, 18. 6d. Cicero de Adria epistole, Italian relation de China, relacion de India Oriental, 58. Book of Prayers gilded for Mr. James and Mrs. France, 3s. 4d. A pair of writing tables, 4d. Satin mask for Mrs. France, 28. English and Latin Terence, 28. 6d. Eare pickers, 6d.

Payments in a Star Chamber suit, the pleadings, and searching the rolls.

1678, March 29. Account of hangings (on a brief sheet)."

In Devonshire House were 82 pieces.
In Southampton House were 62 pieces.
At Roehampton were 56 pieces.

Printed paper describing a reflecting telescope, invented by Edward Scarlett, optician to George II., and containing a plan of it.

1755. Bundle of papers. Compensation to tenants by reason of the cattle plague.

Royal CHARTERS. (Henry II. or John.) The King grants to William Fiz Wachelin, for his service, the manor of Steynesbi (co. Derby), by the rent of one soar sparrowhawk. Among the witnesses are Alured de St. Martin, W. de Mandeville, and Umfrid de Boun.

1 John, April 2. The King grants the same manor to the same person, at a rent of one sparrowhawk. Seal.

1 John, April 3. Lichfield. The King grants the same manor, &c., to the same person. Given by the hand of S., Archdeacon of Wells. Among the witnesses are G., Bishop of Coventry, and Geoffrey Fitz Peter, Earl of Essex.

2 Edw. I., Feb. 14. York. License under the Great Seal to Roger le Sauvage, to enfeoff Geoffrey de Langeholt, chaplain, of the said manor, and for him to enfeoff Roger and Isabella his wife and the heirs of their two bodies; if no issue, to the right heirs of Roger.

(The manor went from Walchelin to Sauvage, and from the Savages to the Hardwicks.)

merce. temp. James I. Cloth, Merchant Adventurers, East India Trade, proceedings ir Council.

Folio. Privileges of Parliament collected out of the Common Laws of the land. Begins The most common and best means.

Folio. 17th century. Virginia's Verger, by Samuel Purchas, dedicated to Henry Earl of Southampton, K.G.. Governor of the Isle of Wight, and Treasurer of Virginia. Begins God is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and Omega. (56 pp.)

In a Latin tract is a short poem by Wm. Herbert, public orator of Cambridge, to Lord Bacon, after the publication of the Instauratio Magna.

A 4to, containing two tales.

1. When good King William reigned in Sicile, a knight called Amery Abbat.

2. A knight in Pistoia called Frances.

Folio. Leycester's Commonwealth. (This has been printed.)

Folio. Part of a Treatise ending" and the gospellers “ or libellers of seditious lies." **

Folio. An advertisement touching an Holie Warre : dedicated to Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester. The speakers are Eusebius, Zebedeus, Gamaliel, Martius, Eupolis, and Pollio. They met at the house of Eupolis, in Paris. (19 fols.) (Printed among Lord Bacon's Works.)

HOUSEHOLD AND OTHER ACCOUNTS. 5 Edw. VI. General payments for my master. (Notices of ladies' dress.)

(1556) 3 & 4 P. & M. Great part in the handwriting of Elizabeth Countess of Shrewsbury.

(1558) 1 Eliz. Payments to workmen, &c., &c.

1578–80. Wages paid to day labourers, and other matters.

1591, &c. Book of Disbursements by the Countess of Shrewsbury to masons, &c., employed in building the new house at Hardwicke.

1591-5. Household accounts of the Countess.
1598. Building, &c.

1598. Book of account. Great part in the Countess's own hand; building, &c. (The Countess signed each account as it was made up.)

1591-7. Accounts of the House Steward.

1597-1600. Account book of Sir W. Cavendish. Large folio. This includes the building of Owlcotes.

1599-1607. A similar large folio.

1608-1623. Book of sundry accounts of Sir W. Cavendish.

1636-8. Abstract of accounts. Hobbes's name occurs here.

Books for 1640, 1659 – 60, 1660, 1660-1, 1662 -3, 1661-4, 1663-4, 1664-5, 1665-6, 1666-7, 1663-7, 1667-9, 1668-72 (Hobbes's name occurs here), 1666-67, 1669 (names of guests occur), 1669–70, 1670-71, 1671-2, 1672–3, 1673-4, 1673, 1674-5, 1677-79.

1656-1662. Book of accounts of lady's waiting women for money disbursed in clothes, &c., for Elizabeth Countess of Devonshire.

1658-1666. Accounts of the House Steward of Wm. Earl of Devonshire.

1661. Accounts of disbursements from his privy purse.

1653-57. Privy purse accounts of the Earl. Several money gifts to Hobbes of 101. and 201.; and 401. on a de dication, in March, 1655. 1641-5. Account book. This notices money lost at

g which is a gift to Hodnot the poet of 10s. (This is a book of abstracts.)

There are six books of account, 1660-70, in folio. A selection from these household books and books of account would be very interesting. From the large. account book of 1599-1609 I extracted the following:

1601. Paid for 4 proclamations of Concealments, 4d.; camfor balles and a box to put them in, 18, 8d. By water from the Temple to Coleharbor and back, 18. To a boy for licoring boots, 6d. Exchanging £100 into new xx8. pieces of gold at 8d. per 101., 68. 8d.

October. For a book of Sebastian King of Portugal, 8d. Guatson's (Guazzo ?) Dialogues, 2s. 6d. Translation of Boterus, ls. A quire of cross-bow paper and another of pot paper, 4d. Boterus in English, 18. Life of Leodesimus, 18.8d. Book intituled Villamont, 38. 6d. Cancre of England's Commonwealth,t 12d. Morley's Arte. of Musick, 48. Lazarillo de Tormes in English, 5d.

December. Morley's Oriana in six parts, 48. 6d. Map of Ostend, 6d. Ruin di Berma, 5d. The Viage of eight

FOUNTAINS ABBEY. In the drawer numbered 298 are many deeds of the 12th and beginning of the 13th centuries, being grants to this Abbcy.

Alan de Scruteville to the Abbey of St. Mary of Fountains.—Grant of all that Cecily his mother gave in Birchau. Witnesses, Peter de Ros, John de Melsa Birchau. Witnesses (Meaux), and others.

Robert de Brison to the same.

John de Melsa to the same.-Grant of land in Esebi. Witnesses, Nigel de Pluntun, Gilbert de Rugemund, Witnesses Nice de pui William Wildegos, and others.

The same to the same.-Grant of land in Birchau. Witnesses, Reiner the Sheriff, Gerard de Glanville, and other knights, clerks, and laymen of the county of York.

John, son of Peter de Meaux, to the same. Witnesses, John de Seintville, Peter de Melsa, Lord John de Neaus.

William Chapun to the same.-Grant of land for the health of his soul, and of &c., and of the soul of his lord the King Henry, of happy memory. Seal.

Robert, son of Stephen de Bauderbi, to the Abbey. Seal.

John de Melsa to the same. Seal.

Confirmation by Wigan de Balderbi of a salo made by his nephew Walter, son of Robert de Melinorbi, to William Cupun. Seal.

Jordon, son of Walter de Melinorbi, to the Abbey.

Juliana, daughter of Gikell de Balderbi, to the same. Seal.

William de Percy to Robert, Archbishop of York, and the Chapter of the Church of St. Mary of York, and all children, &c. Confirmation to the Abbey of the gift of Gikell de Balderbi. Witnesses, Henry de Perci and others.

Alan de Laderes to the same.

Robert de Rudestane to the same.-Confirms wbat Peter de Melsa gave. Among the witnesses is Peter de Melsa.

In the Chesterfield drawer is a deed dated 15 Edw. II.. whereby William de Rygelham grants to God and the Alderman and brethren of the Gild of the Holy the Alderman and bration of Cross of the Merchants of Chesterfield, land in the territory of Brampton, “ad sustentationem Misse et “ Luminis ejusdem Gildæ.”

1261. Tottesburi, Monday after the Annunciation of B. V. M. Robert de Ferrers, son and heir of Wm. de

• A perfect copy of this (Cecil's Commonwealth) is in the Marquis of Westminster's Collection.

t By Gerard Molynes, printed 1601.


Ferrers, formerly Earl of Derby, grants to God and the Church of St. Mary of Tottesbury and the monks there, a rent of five marks.-Large green seal. A horseman with trappings vair, on the reverse a shield vair.

No date. William Earl of Ferrers to all his men and friends French and English, testifies that in his court before him and his barons and me, Robert Earl Ferrers, his father gave to Maurice in fee the manor of Wdeham in exchange for the lands of Robert de Luiet, uncle of Maurice, but because it annoyed Robert gave it up to him (Earl William). He (Earl William), by the advice of King Henry and his own barons and men, has granted to Maurice 7 librates and all the land of Wulfward Cniht, &c., and the hermitage of St. John the Baptist of Wdeham, &c. Among the many witnesses are William de Ferrars and Hugh brother of the Earl, and Robert and Hugh uncle of the Earl, Ralph de Mannaville. Large red wax seal; a lion.

(Hen. III.) Ralph de Sudle to William son of Helias, grant of land in Hardwick.

(Hen. III.) William son of Robert, son of Adam de Saltrey, grants to St. Mary of Saltrey all that his father gave. One of the witnesses is Symon le Esquier.

(Edw. I.) Grant by Ralph Brito of Hertwic.

(Edw. I.) Isabella de Brus grants to God and the Church of St. Mary of Saltrey and the monks there, in frankalmoign, all claims in the view of frank pledge and assise of ale, &c. in Cunington. Among the witnesses are Lord Peter de Tanay, Lord Robert de Beaumeys, Lord William de Lacu and Jordan Follot.

1321. Brother Thomas le Archier, Prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, with the assent of the Chapter, grants to William son of Isabella of Cullon and Matilda in tail 2s. yearly. On the death of any, one silver mark in lieu of all their goods. Dated at their house of Yiveley. Witnesses brothers John de Raycheby, William Brexe, John de Pillesgate, Robert de Somersby, Reginald de Segrave, and others. -Seal of the order and on the reverse the arms of Archier, 3 arrows in pale, points downward.

8 Richard II. Grant by John of Edensoure. Seal, a cross raguly between 4 lions' (or dogs') heads.

29 Hen. VI. Thomas Kempston, Kt., to Ralph Leche. Grant of land. Seal, a chevron and a cinquefoil in dexter chief point; supporters, 2 rams.

35 Hen. Vİ. Alice Lady Lovell Deincourt and Gray manumits a naif. Fine red seal with her titles and coat of arms of 8 quarters.


Surgeons were allowed to attend dangerous cases:-A DUKE OF

NORTHUM copy of Sir William Monson's account of actions between

BERLAND English and Spanish ships from 1585 to 1603 :-Letters from Virginia shewing the state of the colony in 1607 and 1611:--A very large number of notes of Star Chamber Cases tempp. James I. and Charles I. giving names and causes of prosecution (forgery and perjury being very common); the pillory and whipping were awarded as punishments for not very grave offences :papers about the New River in 1611 ;-copy of a letter by Archbishop Abbot inviting the Archbishop of York to severe measures against Recusants ;--an example of King James the First's ingenious care for his ecclesiastical supremacy ;-papers shewing the state of the East India Company about 1620; - numerous copies of Kings Speeches by James I. and Charles I., and addresses to them by the Parliament, many of which have been, and a few (perhaps) have not been printed :-a long letter describing the landing of the English on the Isle of Rhé in 1627 ;--poetical Elegy and Epitaph on the Duke of Buckingham in 1628, and a paper of popular charges against him, before his death :-spoliations by the Dunkirk vessels in 1636 :-much about the Hollanders assertion of their right to fish in our seas, and the King's attempt to coax them to take licenses so to do;-letters about the Spanish money sent to Dunkirk to be recoined (a business which caused misunderstanding between the King and some of his Council in 1636);-the expedition against the Sallee pirates ;-the Spanish and Duich fleets in the Douns, and King Charles's behaviour towards them; his favour tending towards the Dutch ;-Palatine affairs in 1639-the poverty of the Exchequer and debasement of the Coinage in 1640 :-a copy (certified by Sir John Borough) of the Lords' letter from York, Sept. 25, 1640; and a copy of the letter of the King's Commissioners at Ripon, 21 Oct. 1640, varying from that among the State Papers ;--Speeches and notes of speeches in Parliament 1641 and 1642.-many letters of interest during the Civil War; including some about the destruction by the rebels of the Earl of Northumberlands' Castle of Wressell-letters about the Restoration, and the ornamentation of London streets at the Coronation of Charles II.:--Petitions for Pardon by some of the rebels :--a petition stating a case of oppression at Nottingham by the celebrated Colonel Hutchinson (of course not mentioned by Mrs. Hutchinson);-illness of the Queen in 1663; and two quaint letters about the overbearing conduct of King's troops at Marlborough, and their laying waste a Quaker's burial ground there :

-squabble in the House of Commons between two members of Parliament;-a letter by Sir William Temple containing his pithy opinion of Holland as a place of residence :-traces of the pedigree of James Piercy, the claimant of the title of Northumberland ;notices of the Duke of Monmouth and many good letters about his rebellion in 1685 ;-New letters in French from Paris in 1693 and 1694 giving foreign intelligence ; and some in English in 1693 from London giving domestic news.



NORTHUMBERLAND AT ALNWICK CASTLE. DTKE OF Letters, original papers, and copies of papers, A.D. NOKTATY- 1139-1696. Twenty-two folio volumes ; mounted and

half-bound in red morocco.

Calendars of these papers (ending at p. 124 post) have been made by Mr. W. D. Hamilton; and from these calendars (which the Duke of Northumberland sent to the Commissioners), I have extracted such portions as are within the scope of the Commission, adding, in some cases, references showing where copies are printed.

This collection is very large and important. There are a few documents of the 14th and 15th centuries, many of the 16th, and several hundreds of the 17th century. In 1384 is a treaty of truce between the stout Earl of Northumberland and the doughty Douglas of that time. In the 16th century is an account of the arrest of Cardinal Wolsey by the Earl of Northumber land; (but whether it be an extract from Cavendish's Life of Wolsey, the brief entry in the Calendar does not enable me to decide). A document dated in 1531 describes Warkworth hermitage as “belded ” (builded) in a rock of stone within “Warkworth park.” There are several papers about the building of Cardif* bridge in 1579 and 1580;-a letter by Walsingham in 1586 telling of the advice given by Parliament to Queen Elizabeth with regard to Mary Queen of Scots :--important letters and papers in 1586 and 1587 about the unruly state of Ireland, some by Sir John Perrot; the whole of the sixth volume is composed of papers relating to the proceedings against Sir John Perrot in 1591 and 1592 :- Border forays in 1596–7;—papers relating to the English settlements in Ireland at the end of the 16th and beginning of the next century, including a defensive letter by the Earl of E'sscx to Queen Elizabeth :Several notices of Thomas Percy (afterwards one of the Powder plot conspirators), and his brother William :a curious paper showing the regulations under which

LETTERS AND MSS., Vol. I., 1314 to 1563. 1314, Oct. 24.—Copy of an inquisition on the death of Henry de Percy (property in Sussex).

1314, Nov. 6.-Copy of an inquisition concerning the knight's fees and advowsons belonging to Henry de Percy, in co. Sussex, on the day on which he died, taken before the King's Escheator at Petworth.

1377, July 16. Westminster.-Copy of charter of Richard II. creating Henry de Percy Earl of Northumberland.

1384-5, March 15.—Copy of indenture made at the Water of Esk, beside Salom, between the noble Lordes and mighty Sires Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, of the one part, and Archibald Douglas, Lord of Gallway, on the other part.-Agreement for full redress and execution of all things done betwixt their bounds upon the West Marche, from 14 Oct. to Candlemas day last past, and for special truce and assurance betwixt them and their bounds until the first of July next. The truce to be kept by sea as well as land, and if their special truce likes to the Earl of the Marche, then he to be comprised in the same. The contracting parties to signify their approval or dislike of these covenants by letter or personally upon Black Monday at noou, at the Chapel of Salom, by the Water of Esk.

1405, March 28.-Notes of an inquisition taken by the Sheriff of Carmarthen and others to enquire of what lands and tenements in that county, James, Earl of Wiltshire, was seized on the 4th March 1400-1, &c. 1530, Nov. 4.-Narrative of the arrest of Cardinal

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