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DUKE OF Wolsey, at Cawood House, near York, by Henry, 6th Exeter, Thomas Sothorne, Treasurer of the Cathedral
NORTHUMEarl of Northumberland, under warrant from the of Exeter, and John Blaxton, B.L., Canon and Preben-
king and his committal to the custody of the Earl of dary of Exeter, authorising them to exercise all manner
Shrewsbury, Great Steward of the Household.
of spiritual and ecclesiastical jurisdiction within the see
1546-7. Feb. 16.-A circumstantial and full narrative of Exeter now void through the decease of the lamented
of the proceedings and ceremonial connected with the John Voysye, the last bishop. [Copy. See Paper under
interment of the most victorious prince, Henry VIII., date 1554, Aug. 19. Latin. 41 pp.)
Copies of several other presentations to livings in the
1547-8.-Several documents and papers relating to diocese of Exeter.
Sir Richard Holland, who died April 15-18.
1555-6, March 14. Greenwich.-Order of Council for
1550. Aug. 2.-Letters mandatory of Edward VI., for settlement of the variance of long time depending be.
Geoffrey Glyn, surrogate of Dr. Griffin Leyson, to cite tween Thomas Percy, Esq., and Thomas Carye, gent..
John Watson and Anne Pory alias Agnes Pery, his for the keeping of the Castle of Prudhoe, in co. North-
presumed wife, named in letters requisitory of the umberland. Ordered that Thomas Percy shall have
Bishop of Lincoln, to appear before Dr. Leyson in the the keeping of the castle and demesne from the feast of
Arches Court, in a certain cause of matrimony and the Annunciation next coming, and that Carye shall
divorce. Endorsed “A Copy of a Citation in the time wholly avoid the same at Whitsontide following, and
“ of King Edward VI., &c. 4 Apr. 1609.”
shall also pay 201. to Percy by two half yearly instal-
1550, Oct. 24. Sadbury.-Henry Neville, 5th Earl of ments. [Copy. p.7
Westmorland, to Lady Eleanor Percy. Invites her to [1556?].--Articles stating the ordinary fees in matters
come over to Brancepeth a sennet before Christmas of justice to be taken by every vice-admiral and under-
and there to keep her Christmas, or else I think you officer within the circuits of their offices. Note in the
do not take me to be your friend. Marvels that she murgin.--This order for fees never was settled or ob-
sent to him for “a sennet grese for one horse" when served. [Copy. See Paper under date 1554, Aug. 19.
she might have two or three if she would vouchsafe to Eighteenth entry. 2 pp.)
take it. [ p.]
1556 ?-- Statutes and ordinances decreed by Lord
1550-1. March 23.-Indenture of lease by Dame Edward Fynes, Lord Clinton and Say, as High Admiral
Eleanor Percy, widow, to Thomas Harbottell, of Horton, of England, by virtue of the Letters Patent of his office
in co. Northumberland, her brother. Three salt pans granted to him for a uniform order to be observed by
lying on the south side of the Water of Blythe at every vice-admiral and other officer within the circuit
Camosseford, in co. Northumberland, together with all of his office, for the advancement of justice and good
her lands and tenements in Cowpon, in the said county, government of the said office, with a declaration and
for the term of 21 years, paying yearly for the said salt order for the ordinary fees, and also for the partition of
pans 101., and for the lands in Cowpon 188.
the casualties and commodity appertaining to the Lord
1554, Aug. 19.-Presentation by the President and High Admiral and to every the officers of the Admiralty
Chapter of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, at Exeter, for the time being. [5 pp.]
of John Puddycomb, clerk, to the perpetual vicarage of 1556 ?-Another copy of the above statutes. See
the parish church of St. Ercius, in Cornwall, now Paper under date 1554, Aug. 19. Seventeenth entry.
vacant and in their presentation. [Second Entry. Copy. 6 pp.]
[1556?)--Articles to be enquired of by the Vice-
1554. Sept. 29. Westminster.-Royal presentation Admiral and Marshal of co. Devon, as coming within
by Philip and Mary of John Adams, clerk, to the the jurisdiction of the Admiralty. [Copy. See Paper
vicarage of Cadbury, in the diocese of Exeter, now void under date 1554, Aug. 19. Sixteenth entry. 4 pp.]
and in our presentation pleno jure. [Copy cancelled. (1556.)-Another copy of the articles. (32 pp.
See Paper under date 1554, Aug. 19. Fifth entry. 15587-Abstract of the Bill exhibited in Parliament
concerning the reformation of service to be rendered for
1554, Oct. 17. Westminster.-Royal presentation by defence of the realm within the frontiers and borders
Philip and Mary of Nicholas Maben, clerk, to the vicar- against Scotland, viz., within the counties of Northum-
age of Morvale, in the diocese of Exeter, now void and berland, Cumberland, Westmorland, and the Bishoprick
in our presentation pleno jure. [Copy cancelled. See of Durham.—The certificate to Her Majesty reporting
Paper under date 1554, Aug. 19. Ninth entry. Latin. the decay of service upon the borders to proceed from
the causes specified. For remedy whereof it is enacted,
1554, November 26. Westminster.—Royal presenta that Commissioners from Her Majesty shall have au-
tion by Philip and Mary of Nithtens Berd or Beard, thority to enquire, by the oaths of 12 men or by other
clerk, to the rectory of the parish church of Lancras, co. good means at their discretion, upon the points specified
Devon, in the diocese of Exeter, now void and in our and also to reform the same.
presentation pleno jure. [Copy cancelled. See Paper (1558 ?]--Answers returned by [the Commissioners ?]
under date 1554, Aug. 19. Eleventh entry. Latin. to the inquiries as to the causes of the decay of the
services upon the borders next Scotland. [1 p.)
11554 87.-Submission of Sir David Broke, knight,
Chief Baron of the Exchequer. Has been examined
before the Lord Chancellor and the Council concerning
certain abuses and misbehaviours by him committed in
1563, Sept. 23.-MS. book containing the Laws of the the exercise of his office, as the "stalment” of debts
Marches of the Scottish Border, which laws are made above 3001., the delivery of old obligations without
and established upon three special grounds, viz. : First, special warrant only taking new recognisances for the
the jus gentium which embraces all and is accepted by “ stalmentes” of the same debts, also for taking of
all nations, with certain principles of the civil law; rewards from subjects, acknowledging the same recog.
second, certain treaties agreed upon between the princes nisances above his ordinary fees, and for other offences
to restrain the evil manners and untowardness of the by him committed in his office, which said matters and
subjects of both the realms; and third, the customes offences having deliberately considered and wayed, he
continually used on the borders in certain cases as well does now most humbly confess that he has offended
not comprehended in the aforesaid laws and treaties, as your Majesty and the laws and statutes, and is from the
also in the execution of things comprehended in the bottom of his heart most sorry for the same, and from
same. [These laws were printed in Nicolson's Leges henceforth never intends to do the like. As your Grace
Marchiarum, p. 119. Fair copy of the period of
before this time, has divers and sundry ways been his
Charles I. 86 pp.)
good and gracious Lady, so now his hope is that of your
accustomed goodness you will extend your further mercy
towards him now in his old years, and whatever order it
may please your Majesty to take concerning the pre-
ENROLMENT BOOK OF GRANTS, WARRANTS, ETC. HENRY II.
mises, he most humbly, willingly and obediently shall
and will obey and observe. Copy. lp.)
to Edw. VI., BUT CHIEFLY TEMP. HENRY VIII.
1554-5, Feb. 8. Westminster.-Royal presentation [1139-1161 :] Henry II.-Letters Patent of Odonell
by Philip and Mary of Thomas Voysey, clerk, to the de Umfravill, granting to Eilaf, son of Roger, the whole
vicarage of Tamerton, in the diocese of Exeter, now void of Rouchester, co. Northumberland, to be held by him
and in the royal presentation pleno jure. [Copy. See and his heirs by service of half a knight's fee, as freely
Paper under date 1554, Aug. 19. Latin. p.]
and as fully as any other, except only the works for the
1554-5, Feb. 9.-- Commission of the Dean, Dr. [mill] pools of Prudhoe, and the mulcting of the town-
Nicholas Wotton, and Chapter of Canterbury, as cus- ship of Rouchester, his own house nevertheless being
todians of the spiritualities during the voidance of the exempted. [Sec Book of Grants, Warrants, &c. No. I.
archiepiscopal see, to Dr. Adam Traves, Archdeacon of A., p. 249. Latin. p.7
THenry III.-Agreement made between Gilbert de ing the hermitage, to his own use and profit winter and
Umfravill and Robert de Wincelter, by which the former summer, during the said term, also the garden and
releases and quits claim for himself and his heirs to the orchard belonging to the hermitage, the gate and pasture
said Robert and his heirs all the works due from Rou- of twelve kine and a bull, with the sucking calves and
chester, co. Northumberland, for the mill-pools and mill two horses, within Warkworth Park winter and summer,
of Prudhoe and Ovingham, for ever, upon payment of besides one draught of fish every Sunday “to be drawn
an annual rent of 40s.; likewise the said Gilbert quits “ fernest the said hermitage called the Trinity draught,”
claim to one mark of silver payable by the said Robert. and 20 loads of firewood out of Shilbotell Wood. The
[See Book of Grants, Warrants, &c. No. I. A., p. 249. stipend of 20 marks to be paid yearly cut of the rent of
the fishing of Warkworth, by the hands of the farmers
1330. Jan. 29.-Letters Patent of Sir Henry de Lucy, of the same. [See Book of Grants, Warrants, &c. No. I.
Lord of Cockermouth, granting to Thomas de Burgh, A., p. 13. p.]
rector of the church of Brigham, the avocation of chanter* 1539, Jan. 15.-Letters Patent of Sir Thomas Wharton,
of the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin at Brigham, for Deputy Warden of the Marches towards Scotland, sig-
life, upon condition that it shall revert to him and his nifying that Isabella and Elizabeth Dugles or Douglasi.
heirs upon the decease of the said Thomas de Burgh. natives of Scotland, bave been sworn and received as
In margin.-The chantry, by estimation, is worth true women of England and faithful subjects of King
71. 68. 8d. per annum, as lately held by Richard Henry VIII., their sureties being John Westwaye and
Richardson, chaplain there. [See Book of Grants, Thomas Newtone in bond of 201. to the King's use.
Warrants, &c. No. I. A., p. 246. Latin. 4 p.)
[Ibid., p. 241. Latin. p.]
Subjoined. In the 14 year of King Henry VII., it is 1546, March 20. Westminster.-Letters Patent of
recorded that Thomas Wilson, chaplain, received of the Henry VIII. granting to his servant Simon Dudley the
lord one parcel of arable land in Brigham by estimation office of bailiff and collector of the lordship and manor
one acre and one rood called King's-land, val. 20d. of Semar, co. York, parcel of the possessions of Henry,
[Ibid. 4 lines.]
late Earl of Northumberland, during life, with the fee
1441, Sept. 14. Warkworth.-Letters Patent of Henry, of 31. Os. 8d. yearly, payable out of the revenues of the
Earl of Northumberland, exemplifying by inspeximus a said lordship at Michaelmas and Lady Day. [Ibid.,
charter granted by John de Vesci to the Abbot and p. 262. Latin. 1 p.)
Convent of Alnwick, bestowing on them the fishing of This volume contains many grants of offices by the
the water of Alne from Rouchester to the sea, which by Earl of Northumberland and of grants by Henry VIII.
these presents is defined to be the fishing of the river to the Earl and other persons of lands and offices.
Alne from Rouchester as far as the ground ebb. See
Book of Grants, Warrants, &c. No. I. A., p. 251.
Various grants by the Earl of Northumberland of
1564 to 1587.
offices to his servants.
1566, Aug. 16.—Private and affectionate letter from
1527-8. Feb. 9. 'At the monastery of Hulne Park. Katherine, Countess of Hertford, to her husband Edward,
Grant by Henry, Earl of Northumberland, to his servant Earl of Hertford.
Edward Charleton, of Hesley Side, in Tindale, in consi 1566, Oct. 17. 1567, May 2. Star Chamber.–Certifi-
deration of his capturing Archibald Dod, late of Tindale,
e Archibald Dod. late of Tindale, cate of the names of the counsellors who were present
an outlaw and a rebel against the king, and for that he in the Star Chamber these days.
shall so continue his diligence for taking of outlaws, 1567, July.-Christopher Whitehead, messenger of
rebels, thieves, and felons, and following of tracks of true the Chamber, being sent into the country by the Lords
men's cattle and goods which are stolen from time to time to deliver letters to divers persons named, was 27 days
by thieves, an annuity of five marks, during life, the same on the journey for which he prays to have allowance for
to be paid by the receiver of the Earl's revenues in co. his charges and pains in riding post, at 2s, 8d. a day,
Northumberland at the two usual terms. [See Book of amounting in all to 31. 12s.
Grants, Warrants, &c. No. I. A., p. 33. . p.]
Underwritten, Order for payment signed by Lord
1530, Aug. 4. Warkworth Castle.—Letters Patent Treasurer Winchester. [p.)
of Henry, Earl of Northumberland, giving and con 1571-2, Jan. 15. — Acquittance of Roory McShyhe,
firming to God and to the Friars of St. Mary of Mount Captain of the Galloglas (irregular cavalry), in the
Carmel, located at Hulne, in the Forest of Alnwick, the county of Limerick for 581. 16s. 8d. for one quarter of a
whole of the manse there together with an annual alms years wages for himself and his band, being appointed
of 20 marks, payable out of the rents of the mills at by the Lord President for the keeping of cos. Limerick
Alnwick, with the fishery, and housebote, haybote, fire- and Kerry from invasion of the rebels; which counties
bote, and free ingress and egress for the port, and with being wasted could not bear the charge of the galloglas.
honey and wax out of the forest, besides pasture for 8 and therefore the Lord President was driven to lay out
oxen, 2 horses, 24 cows, and one bull given to the said the wages. [1 p.]
Friars by the Earl's ancesters in perpetuity. Also the 1572, August 18. The Castle at Dublin. — Philip
Earl of his free gift gives in addition to the said Friars Williams [to Sir John Perrot). Congratulates him on
and their successors for ever pasture for 8 oxen, 16 cows, his honourable and happy exploits, and hopes to do his
and 2 horses, with all other liberties, benefits, and alms honor some service in return for the countenance given
which the said Friars Carmelite have had by gift and to the writer:--How he has reported of you to Her
confirmation of the Earl's predecessors at Alnwick, as in Majesty and Council shall appear to you by the copies
the charters of the said Friars more fully is contained, inclosed of parts of such letters as have passed my hands
to be held by them and their successors as a perpetual since June last that I served him in that place. 12 p.)
alms and free from all secular services, exactions, and 1572, Dec. 17. Tintern Abbey.-Philip Williams to
demands. Tested and sealed before the witnesses named. Sir John Perrot suggesting a marriage between Perrot's
son and a daughter of William's master. [1 p.]
1531, Dec. 3. Warkworth Castle.--Letters Patent of 1574, June 1.-Survey and inventory taken of all the
Henry, Earl of Northumberland, granting to Sir George goods, implements, deer and household stuff, found in
Lancastre, the Earl's chaplain, in consideration of his the castles and manor houses of Wressell, Leckonfield,
good service, virtuous disposition, and for “that he and Topcliff, with the parks adjacent to the same.
** shall have in his daily remembrance and prayers the [13 pp.]
“ good estate of all such noble blood and other per [1574?].-Copy of Letters Patents of Queen Elizabeth
" sonages as be now living, and the souls of such noble signifying to the officers of the Exchequer, Customers
“ blood as be departed, to the mercy of God, whose of the Ports, and other officials that she had granted to
“ names are written in a table upon parchment signed George, Earl of Cumberland, K.G., a licence for the term
“ with the hand of me, the said Earl, and delivered to of ten years to ship or cause to be shipped for exportation
“ the custody and keeping of the said Sir George, and all manner of woollen cloths manufactured in England,
“ further that he shall say his divine service in cele except only in the counties of Kent and Suffolk. 133
“ brating mass of requiem weekly as set forth in the pp.]
" said table; the hermitage “belded” in a rock of 1579, Dec. 26. Remsbury.--Henry, Earl of Pembroke,
stone within Warkworth Park, co. Northumberland, in and Sir Henry Sydney to Sir Edward Mansell, giving
honor of the Blessed Trinity, with a yearly stipend of result of conference about making Cardiff bridge.
20 marks from Michaelmas last, during life ; also I [1579, Dec. 26).-Instructions of the state of the
grant to the said Sir George the occupation of one matter whereby to prevent the attempt of procuring a
“ little gresground of mine called coney garts” adjoin-
statute in Parliament against the county of Glamorgan
for building the bridge of Cardiff. [24 pp.] . I think this should be "the advowson (or patronage) of the
[1579, Dec. 26].-Instructions to stay the progress of “ Chantry." A.J. H.
the Bill for the making of the bridge at Cardiff. [3 p.]
DUKE OF 158507. June 11.-Note of the several quantities and fear is that they will send some 500 men to McWilliams DUKE OI BERLAND. values of the sugars, marmalade, spices, &c., received country through the woods and straits, all which we
BERLAND in a chest from Ireland, a part being sent to Sir John cannot keep by reason our force is so small. We wish Perrot. (1 p.]
the Scots would come into the field against us, other[1580 PT.-Copy of draft of a Bill introduced into wise we shall be driven to go to them, for we lye here at Parliament setting forth the privileges and exemptions great charges of victuals. If it be that we be driven to anciently enjoyed by the tenants and inhabitants of the fight with them we wish that we had a band or two northern counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, of English infantry and 50 English horsemen more, for Westmorland, and Bishopric of Durham, to the end that although we have 500 trained soldiers of a sort, yet there the inhabitants and tenants there might be the better are not above 100 of them English. We think if your able and encouraged for the defence of the Borders and lordship with any forces could make up through Oreiley's frontiers against Scotland. [16 pp.)
country to fall upon their rear by Ballishenwaye, we 11580 P7, Proviso to the statute for the better defence should make clean work with them for ever. We wrote of the borders against Scotland. [Copy. Broad sheet.] a letter to them to know the causes of their coming, and
11580 ?1.-Consideration of the inconveniences which inclosed send to your lordship their answer. We are the proposed statute for re-edifying of houses on the here in company, myself, the Chief Commissioner, the borders against Scotland, decayed since the 27th year Earl of Clanricard, Sir Thomas Le Strainge, Sir Donnell of Henry VIII. may be to the landlords there, &c. O'Connor Sligo, and divers others. We beseech your
1580-1. Feb. 19. Morgan. --- Sir Edward Mansell to lordship to write to us presently what your pleasure is, Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, about Cardiff whether you will undertake the prosecution of this bridge.
action yourself or send us such forces to go through
1580-17. Feb. 28.-The Justices of Peace for co. with it as we wrote for before. We think it will be so
Glamorgan to Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, long for us to expect the forces from Limerick. It
long for us to expect the forces from Lii
asking his influence to prevent their being charged for would ease the great charge of the country if your
rebuilding Cardiff bridge.
honour were to stay at Athlone and only send up some
(1581). Several papers by and against the Merchants forces hither. [2 pp.)
of the Netherlands touching the operation of the Statute Enclose.-Doinnall Gorm or Blue Daniel of the sept
of the Clandonnells, and Alastair Carrac or Alexander
1586, June 19. Roscommon.-Sir Richard Byngham to Carragh, leaders of the Northern or Ulster Scots, to Sir
Sir John Perrot, Lord Deputy of Ireland. The inhabitants Richard Byngham the Governor and the Council of
of these parts give out generally that they shall be sent Connaught, as to the cause of their invading his
to serve in Flanders for no other purpose but to be slain province. (Irish. p.]
These foolish rumours have so troubled the minds of all 1586, Sept. 2. Sligo. – Sir Richard Bingham and
men here that they will rather run headlong to the others of the Council of Connaught to Sir John Perrot.
gallows than answer this service. I think there will be Lord Deputy of Ireland. In our opinion it is best not
few men pressed from hence, for if I should force them to protract time in this affair with the Scots as we con-
it might put the whole country out, as you may perceive sume victuals daily, and may haply fall into sickness or
by the inclosed letters. I would now send you adver- diminish by some other inconvenience, while delay may
tisement of the Burks and Joyces and other matters of breed a conceit in the country that we being so near to
state, but am expecting the return of Captain Barkeley them dare not encounter them, and through despair tbe
and others employed in those parts. [p.]
people be led into some bad action. By an exact muster
[1586, Aug. 26, abt.].--This is the answer of James taken this day we find our force to consist of 400 and
his sonnes to the Governor of Connaught that they are odd footmen, about 150 kerne, and 140 horsemen. How
come over the Earne with a great number of men being sufficient soever we may be to match with them, we have
drawen in by the Clanwyllams and the Cladonells which resolved not to deal with them until we shall bear from
are their cowsens, and that Shan entlevie sonne to you and be supplied with two bands of footmen and 50
McWilliam and Edmond Kykeorghe sonne to Davie horsemen, if you come not yourself. If you have
Bane are with them, to draw them to McWilliams resolved to come in person we beseech you advertise us
countrie and they shall geiv them entertaignemente of it, that we may discharge some of this country people
and the spoyle of Connaught. And James his sonnes and ease our victualing, or if you have determined
hath no other shyft, but to take an enterprise uppon otherwise, that it will please you to send us Mr.
themselves for such as will giw them moste, as all Treasurer and Mr. Bourchier's bands and 50 horsemen,
other soldiours in the worlede use. And whoso ever and then we will make short work of it.
in Connaught shall forbye or sett them thereof they will P.S.-Since the first coming of the Scots over the
not take it at their handes except they be stronger then Erne they have removed very little and are now en.
they or of greater powere. This is sufficient.
camped at Bundroes on both sides of the river. It is
I, Donell Gorme, viz., Blew Donell.
reported McGwyre's son named Hugh, has joined them
I, Alexander Caragh, viz., Scale Alexander. with certain forces. They are as ready to slip over the
This is their answere upon a letter I sent them to know Erne now, if they were charged, as they were before
the cause of their comyng to the province to disquiet and also to retire into woods and fastnesses; só as they
her Majesty's subjectes.
may choose whether to fight or not, except they find it
Dorso. The translation into Inglish of an Irysh letter to their advantage. [2 pp.]
sent to Sir Richard Binghame by the Capteins of 1586, Sept. 2.-Copy of the preceding letter. (1 p.]
1586, Sept. 6. Dublin Castle. -- Sir John Perrot,
N.B.-Modern copy from the original translation Lord Deputy of Ireland, to Sir Francis Walsingham,
preserved amongst the Irish State Papers in the Public
Secretary of State. I understand that Sir Richard
Record Office and placed under the above date.-
Bingham has written somewhat to you of me in ill part;
W. D. Hamilton.
I would he had better staid himself, for I have deserved
1586. Sept. 1. Sligo. --- Sir Richard Byngham and no unkindness at his hands, having furthered him the
others of the Council of Connaught to Sir John Perrot, best I could there as you know, and given him here
Lord Deputy of Ireland. The Scotts are all come over what credit I could, whereby his estate, as may appear
the Erne about Bellyke within four miles of Bundroes to you by the enclosed note, is better than any man's that
in camp to the number of 18,000 or 20,000 footmen and serves bere. The only thing wherein I contraried his
80 or 100 horsemen, their leaders are those beggars that mind was that I would not suffer him to over-bear Tibot
your lordship, my Lord President and the Earl of Ormond Dillon, your servant, in a cause that he had no reason
made a journey against, viz., the sons of James Mc so vehemently to impugn, but he has grown so obstinate
Connell, two sons of Surlyes [Surley Boy McConnell], and unthankful as you would scarce believe. I will say
and Donnell Goram McEvye and Donnell McAlaspy. no more of him but wish him well in respect of you,
The Burkes in their company are Shane Itcleabe and assuring you he never shall be able to touch me any
Edmond Keoraghe. They intend to take Orworke's way. (3 p.]
[O'Rourk] and McGlannathye's pledge out of his prey, Encloses.-A note of SirRichard Bingham's allowances
and then to repair into Mayo to inhabit the lands that and entertainments as well by the last establishment as
the Burkes as they say have given them, for which by grants passed to him both by order out of England
reason they have brought with them their wives and and by concordatum and other means from me, whereby
great store of carriages. We are here 500 trained it shall appear how he may live. Total for the main-
soldiers under the leadership of my brother John tenance of himself, his two wards, and servants.
Byngham, Captain Mordaunt, Captain Mariman, and 19411. 138. 4d. exclusive of fines for pardons, amerce
Captain Wm. Mostean with.his 25 men, also about 100 ments, forfeitures, escheats, and other casualties.
kerne and 160 or 180 horsemen, with which company we which are yet unaccompted for. [2 pp.)
hold ourselves strong enough to fight with them, but 1586, Dec. 3. My house in London.-Sir Francis Wal-
think they never will come at us. The only thing we singham, Secretary of State, to Lord Deputy of Ireland,
Sir John Perrot. In your letter of the 25th September Commissioner of Connaught [Sir Richard Bingham)
concerning the woad business, you say that so long as according to the new establishment, as also what he has
you find me willing to continue my course you will not bad by concordatum and otherwise by the Lord Deputy's
give over to adventure as a partner with me and the means, with alterations by Sir John Perrot. (24 pp.)
rest. I would be loath that my folly in continuing the (1587 ?].-Similar to the preceding, but varying in a
matter of this woad should cause loss as it is like to your few minor particulars. [24 pp.]
Lordship. I have been moved by the partners of (1587 P].-Apparently the original draft from which
Androwes to offer to reemburse you the money paid, the above notes were compiled with many marginal
wherein I would be glad to know your disposition. notes and alterations by Sir John Perrot. (See abovo
Where you write that Androwes has laid out in all 1586, Sept. 6. 1 p.]
27441. and but 60 acres of woad for the same, you should 1587.--Note of the composition money due by the
do well to appoint Manwaring to take his accompts. inhabitants of the English Pale in Ireland from 1579 to
Touching Williams you shall do well not to suffer him 1586, both inclusive; as also the several amounts in each
to depart that realm without making of an accompt, year paid in to Sir Edward Fitton and Sir Henry Wallop
and where Androwes demands high allowances, it is con- and the sums remaining in arrear. Total of arrears,
venient the same be in reasonable sort qualified. For 74611. 58. lld. [Broad sheet.]
the great matter of the Scottish Queen, you may under [1587 ?]. --Note by [Sir John Perrot ?] touching the
stand that our Parliament being called only thereabout composition with the inhabitants of the province of
after five weeks sitting it was adjourned yesterday to Connaught, Ireland, in lieu of cess :-States what Sir
the 15th February. All that has been done in it all this Nicolas Malby did upon his entry into the government
time has been only and first the opening of that Queen's of Connaught. Alludes to the composition which he
late dangerous practices against Her Majesty and the himself made, and what the Lords agreed to take.
proceeding against her by a Statute for the same accord [i p.]
ing to the late Statute of 27. Afterwards both Houses
concurred with full consent in a petition to Her Majesty
that so perilous a person as that Scottish Queen is
EXAMINATIONS TAKEN IN A SUIT FOR TITHES OF LANDS BY
might be executed; whereunto Her Majesty answering
Sir IIENRY WODDRINGTON.
both Houses that it agreed not well with her nature to
take away the life of that Queen, required them to con-
sult and find if they could some other way than death
for the punishment and restraint of that Queen in such
sort as she might not be dangerous to this state ; where-
4tu Jan. 1588 to Aug. 1599.
upon after long consultation between both Houses they 1587-8.-Several notes of money due to the Lord
agreed all in one resolute opinion, that the cause of Deputy of Ireland, Sir John Perrot, in various counties
religion, the safety of Her Majesty's person and the of Ireland.
quiet state of this realm and other Her Majesty's 1588, May 2.--Articles entitled “ Reasons to persuade
dominions could not stand with the life of an offender of " that the Judge of the Admiralty is fit to be a Master
such quality and condition as that Scottish Queen is; “ of Requests. [2 pp.)
and therefore they all insisted still upon their former 1588, Oct. 23. St. James'.-Queen Elizabeth to Lord
petition for the putting of that Queen to death. IIere. Charles Howard, Lord High Admiral. Whereas we
upon Her Majesty intends out of hand by proclamation have committed certain our special service to be done
under the Great Seal to publish the sentence given by at sea to Sir John Norris and Sir Francis Drake, our
the Lords of that Queen's guiltiness, and shortly after pleasure is that you give order to the officers of the
as is hoped her execution to follow, and thus I commend Admiralty for the delivery to either of them of these
your Lordship heartily to God. (13 p.)
ships named the Revenge, Nonpareil, Drendnought,
1587, June 20.--Inquisition post mortem of John Swiftsure, Foresight, and Aid, with their ordinary
Legerd, late of the city of London, haberdasher. After rigging and furniture, for which this shall be your
stating their finding of what he died seised, the jurors sufficient warrant. [Copy. lp.)
further find that John Legerd died on the 21st of April 1588.-Observations by Sir Walter Mildmay on the
last, and that John Legerd, his son and next heir, was nature and character of the causes used to be heard and
eleven years and three months old. [21 pp.]
adjudged in the Court of Star Chamber. (27 p.)
1587, July 2. Dublin, --- Copy letter by Sir John 1589, Doc. 18. -- Sir Roger Manwood to Sir John
Perrot, Lord Deputy of Ireland, to the Council in Perrot. .... To the intent that you and your son
England, about Sir Richard Bingham's complaints of might certainly know whether he be in the right way
him and other matters. Asks for recall. (3.4 pp.)
or not, my desire is that I may speak, some day at
1587, Dec. 15.--Account of dues payable to the Lord Sergeant's Inn, a few words with one or two of his
Deputy of Ireland, in co. West Meath. (11 p.]
Counsel of best learning and judgment, and afterwards
1587, Dec. 17.--Account of dues payable to the Lord let them give your son that counsel which they them-
Deputy of Ireland, in co. Kildare. 3) pp.)
selves would follow if they were in his estate.
1587, Dec. 17.-Similar return for co. Dublin. 13 pp.] 1589-90, Feb. 1.--Note of money duc to Sir John
1587, Dec. 17.-- Similar return for East Meath. 13. pp.1 Perrot from the Queen as well for his service as Lord
1587, Dec. 17.--Similar return for co. Louth. 119 p.] Deputy in Ireland as for money lent to the Treasurer
1587, Dec. 19.-Account of dues payable to the Lord there in time of need to supply growing charges.
Deputy of Ireland in co. Kildare. 11 p.)
Total 1,9811. 28. 7d. whereof already received
1587, Dec. 19.-Similar return for co. Dublin. (2) pp.] 1,1291. 158. 4d., leaving 8511. 78. 3 d. remaining due.
1587. Dec. 19.--Similar return for co. Louth. [1 p.] [1 p.]
1587, Dec. 19.- Similar return for co. East Meath. 1590, April 9. Greenwich. -- Warrant of Queen [sp]
Elizabeth to Sir William Fitz Williams, Lord Deputy of 1587. Dec. 19 or 20.- Similar return for co. Wes Ireland, and to Archbishop (Loftus) of Dublin as Lord Meath. [p.]
Chancellor of Ireland, and their successors, on a matter 1587. Dec. 24.-Note of the state of George Beacon's arising out of the distribution of the attainted lands in accompt, whereby it appears what he owes to Sir John Munster, among the undertakers, namely the allotment Perrot, Lord Deputy of Ireland. [33 pp.)
of the barony of Aughmean and the lordship of Cappo11587?).-Copy of notes by Sir John Perrot, Lord quin with other parcels in the country of the Decies in Deputy of Ireland, of the points wherein he finds himself co. Waterford, to Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Changrieved with Sir Richard Bingham. [3 pp.)
cellor of England, whereunto a continual claim is made • Probably enclosure in a letter to Sir Francis Wal- by Garrett Fitz-James Fitz-Garrett, heir male to the singham.]
Viscount of Decies. She directs them to take surrender (1587 P).-Same as the preceding. [21 pp.)
and assurance from the said Garrett and all feoffees
11517 :1. – Note of charges against Sir Richard seised of any estate therein to her use, that the same
Bingham, relative to his doings in Ireland, specifying may be regranted from her to Sir Christopher Hatton
numerous acts of cruelty and extortion committed by as also a surrender of the said barony of Comragh and
him in his government of Connaught. (14 p.)
other lands of Garrett not found by office, in order that
51587 27.–Articles setting forth the demands made by they may be regranted to him and his heirs. Inrolled
Sir Richard Bingham for extraordinary allowances as on the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland, 32 Eliz.
Lord President of Munster with answers in the margin Copy. [24 pp.)
by Sir John Perrot, Lord Deputy of Ireland, followed 1590, May 2. Westminster.-Commission of Queen
by additional explanations by Sir Richard Bingham. Elizabeth to Sir John Hawkins, authorising him to
press and take up men for her service to the furnishing
(1587?].—Copy of the preceding articles.
of such ships as are committed to his charge, viz., the 1587 P1.-Note of the entertainment of the Chief Mary Rose, Hope, Nonpareil, Rainbow, Swiftsure, and
DUKE OF Foresight, in any place upon the coasts of England and NORTHUM
Ireland any mariners, soldiers, &c. Provided that Sir BERLAND.
John and those who accompany him in the voyage, shall not willingly attempt anything that may give just cause of offence to such princes as are in good amity and league with England. [Copy. 11 p.)
1590.-Several accounts by Edward Mannering of money received and expended by him in the service (of Sir John Perrot) in various journeys.
1591, April 2. At the Court.-William Lord Burleigh (and Sir John Fortescue?) to the officers of the Customs of the ports of Exeter, Dartmouth, and Pool, and the members of the same.—The merchants of Exeter and the counties of Devon, Somerset, and Dorset, have in formed that whereas by the book of rates for customes and subsidies of merchandise made by the late Queen Mary under the Great Seal and remaining in the Ex: chequer, it was ordained that for every short cloth shipped by an Englishman whereof four might be made out of a sack of wool, which answered for custome 408., there should be paid for custome 6s. 8d., and so after that rate for all other cloths; which custome was observed until Michaelmas last when the allowance was reduced in accordance with a printed book of rates as they suppose, but for which latter I cannot as yet find that they were made by authority, I do think it best that these accustomed allowances be continued in these ports, as they were before the lease of customs made to Sir F. Walsyngham until better cause may be shewn for alteration. Therefore I require you to ascertain what the said allowances were and to continue the like to the merchants. Provided that if the merchants shall cause the clothes to be made of greater lengths than usual or shall demand allowances of more of them to a short cloth than shall amount to the just weight of the short cloth above mentioned that then you forbear to give allowance thereof and forthwith certify me of the names of the offenders therein. [Copy. 2 pp.]
1591-2, Jan. 20. Westminster. - Proclamation by Queen Elizabeth for the reformation of sundry abuses in the making of cloths called Devonshire kersies or Dozens, whereby the statutes made in Queen Mary's time, regulating the weight, length, and breadth thereof, may be duely observed hereafter. Printed by the Deputies of Christopher Barker at London. [One long strip of paper.]
1592, June 27. Dublin Castle.-Decree made by the Lord Deputy of Ireland, Sir William Fitz-Williams, the Councill and Grand Councill, appointing that the yearly composition of 1,5001. in lieu of cess originally fixed by Letters from the Council in England of the last of April 1583, but abated under the government of Sir John Perrot, as the proportion payable by the five counties constituting the English Pale, should be again imposed in the proportions following; viz., Dublin to contribute 2501., Kildare, 2501., Louth, 2,5001., West Meath, 2501., and Meath, 5001., in order to relieve the out counties which have recently been overcharged. [Copy. 4 pp.]
1594, July 1.-Note of the silver plate belonging to the 9th Earl of Northumberland, Henry Percy. (1 p.]
1595.-Note of the goods and debts appertaining to John Dent, late of London, deceased, which were placed under embargo in Spain and Portugal at the breach of the last peace with Spain in 1595. 1 p.)
1595–6, Jan. 29. 'Hexham. -- Ralph Lord Eure to Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland. At my first entry on Tuesday before New Year's day, the Burnes, Younges, and Mowes, with 27 mounted Scots, came to your town of Ragley near Alnwick, and despoiled your tenants of 40 cattle and 4 horses. They continued in the town two hours, and although the fray came to Alnwick town and the common bell was rung yet none rose to the aid of the poor tenants, though 30 horses were that night in the stable of Sir John Forster, as Mr. Fenwick your Lordship's constable saith, besides two bands of foot from Berwick in the town. Another of your tenants was saved from death and spoil by the Burnes, whereupon the Younges quarrelled with the rest, yet in all that space no aid came. The Saturday after New Year's day the Younges, not satisfied with their former feat, came again with 25 horse and spoiled the whole town, save one Salkeld a relative of Sir John Forster, but though the country rose the track could not be found this time, and so the cattle went their way. I beseech you acquaint the Lords herewith, and let it not be kept from the Queen, for if your Lordship seek not according to Her Majesty's laws to get remedy, the country will not rise neither for your Lordship's tenants nor for the Queen's. Your Lordship may easily judge
the cause of your tenants' spoil, and I assure yon Mr. Do Fenwick tells me that among all your tenants he cannot NORTH shew 12 able horses, so pitiful is their estate, and stand
BERLA) in need of your present help. Lamenting the general misery Northumberland is fallen into, and is like to continue without Her Majesty's aid and assistance. (1 p.)
1595-6, Feb. 19. London.-Robert Devreux, Earl of Essex, to Mr. Justice Beamont. I understand by my servant Meirycke. of your willing disposition to favour Thomas Percy (William Percy ?), a near kinsman of my brother of Northumberland, who is in trouble for some offence imputed to him, I pray you to continue the same that thereby his life may not be in hazard; he is a gentleman, well descended, and of good parts, very hable to do his country good service. You shall do a thing very acceptable to us both and not disagreeable to equity which we will on all occasions deserve of you. P.S. In the Earl's own hand. I pray you good cousin have special regard of this my request. [Copy. * p.]
Dorso in a modern hand. “Concerning Thomas Percy “ (who it should seem, was afterwards concerned in “the Gunpowder conspiracy), and had been engaged “ now in some action that had brought him in danger “of capital punishment." (N.B. Thomas Percy mentioned in this letter is probably a mistake of the copyist for William Percy, a brother of the Earl of Northumberland, who inflicted a serious wound on a gentleman named Henry Dennye, who died the following month, See 30th March, 1595.7
1595-6, Feb. 21. From the Court at Richmond. The Lords of the Council to the Justices of Peace for co. Sussex, requiring a return of what quantity of corn bas been transported from any port or creek in Sussex since Michaelmas last, by whom, from what port or creek to what place, and by what warrant; likewise what corn above 40 quarters since that time has been bought up and engrossed by any one person within that shire, by whom, of whom, at what price, to what end, by what warrant, and what has become of the same; lastly, what quantity of pieces of iron ordnance have been shipped out of that shire either overtly or secretly, by whom, from what port, to what place, of what weight, and by wbat warrant. [2 pp.)
1 595-6, Feb. 24. At the Court.—Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, to Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland. If the Earl will not join with the rest of the justices in the searching out of the abuses mentioned in the last letter, asks him to send such informations to the justices as have been brought to his knowledge touching these abuses, in order that they may be stopped and the offenders punished. (14 p.)
1596, March 29,-Examination of John Peck, barber. surgeon, of St. Antlyns, in London, taken before Jon Chakhill, coroner for Middlesex, concerning the death of Henry Dennye, gent. On the 26th Feb. 1595-6, this examinant being then warden of the Company of Sur. geons, was sent for with Mr. Gale, the master of the same company (no surgeon being allowed to undertake any cure where there is any danger of death or maim without the sight and understanding of the master and wardens or some of them), to see one Mr. Dennye, gentleman, who had been hurt in the fields by William Percy, Esq., brother to the Earl of Northumberland, and finding the wound to be a prick under the chin two inches deep, and of easy cure, they left it to the skill of Mr. Thornie, a surgeon who had undertaken the cure, the said Mr. Dennie being more doubtful of Mr. Percy's health than of his own danger. About 20 days after, this examinant was again sent for with Mr. Fenton, a man very skilful in his science, to see Mr. Dennye who had been sick for the space of a fortnight or three weeks of a burning ague, and at that time was very ill and senseless, and was doubtful lest his wound had not been perfectly cured for that he was so heavy in his head, and asked that they would make probation whether the wound were cured : finding that it was cured, his physician treated him for inflammation of the brain, but he shortly after died, and upon à post-mortem examination they found a collection of humours on the brain, which this examinant believes to have been the cause of his death. [2 pp.]
1596, March 30.-Examination of Thomas Thornie, citizen and barber-surgeon, of London, to the same effect as the preceding. (12 p.)
1596, March 30.-Inquisition taken at a coroner's inquest, held in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, before Jon Chalkhill, coroner for Middlesex, 22 March 1595-6, upon view of the body of Henry Dennye. The jury find that being lately recovered of a wound received in the fields by William Percy, Esq., and then falling