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E OF sick of an ague, after 20 days he became senseless by such provisions for the household use of the Earl of
DUKE OP HUN reason of the same sickness, and by the visitation of Northumberland as have been provided, with the prices NORTHUM. God died 19 March 1595-6. (1 p.]
paid for the same. Total, 3461. 17s. 3d. [39 pp.) 1596, May 29. Greenwich.-Proclamation of Queen 1600, Nov. 22. Barwick. - [The President of the Elizabeth concerning the true and lawful winding of Council in the North ; Thomas Cecil, Lord Burghley] to wools. [2 printed pages.]
Queen Elizabeth. On the state of the garrison there, 1599, Aug. 17.-Muster roll for the rape of Bramber, and defending his own character. [Copy. 2 pp.] co. Sussex, certifying the names of the persons charged [1600 ?].- A project how to bring the Irish into one with furnishing lances, light-horse and carbines, who kind of language, manners and civility with the English put in appearances. (1 p.]
and to convert their lands to the best profit, and to in1599, (Aug. 17]. -The like for the rape of Hastings, crease merchandise and manual trades. 3 pp.) co. Sussex. [1 p.)
[1600 P7. - Robert Earl of Essex] Lord Deputy of 1599, Aug. 17.-Muster roll for co. Essex, certifying Ireland to Queen Elizabeth. Begins The cause why of the names of the persons charged with furnishing lances, late I have so often troubled your Highness with my and the names of the riders, viewed at London. Total long letters. On Irish affairs; and defending himself 45 lances, besides the officers belonging to the band. amongst other things from the machinations of Henry [Long strip of paper.]
Bagnall, a follower of the ruler of Machiavelli and not [1599, Aug. 17.)-Similar to the preceding. [Broad his (Essex) friend, since his sister was married to the sheet.]
Chancellor's son and heir. 13 pp.] 1599, Aug. 18. London.-Letter of authorisation to (1600?]. – Demonstration how the wars of Ireland George Gill, Captain of the Horse, in co. Herts, to return may be maintained with little or no charge to her home with his troop, but to keep them in such readiness Majesty or the realm of England, but by Ireland itself, as upon one day's warning he may be here [in London] whereby the means of the rebels to maintain wars shall to be employed for her Majesty's service as shall be be much abridged, the crown of England enriched withthought fit. [Draft. * p.].
out prejudice to the realm or traffic, and the trade of 1599, Aug. . Essex House.-Several orders by Ireland re-established. [5 pp.] Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, to William 1600–1, Feb.7. Westminster.-Proclamation of Queen Meredith, Vice-Treasurer of Her Majesty's forces lately Elizabeth at the suit of the clothiers of Suffolk, Norfolk, erected, to deliver to various captains (named) Her and Essex, for the mitigation of the statutes 5 & 6 Majesty's prest for certain soldiers and attendants. Edward VI., and 4 & 5 Philip and Mary, regulating
1599, Aug. 20.--Muster roll of the names of the the manufacture of woollen cloths, whereby the trade of owners and of the riders of the volunteer lances and clothing in those parts is like to be overthrown, the light horse, as also of trained horse, within the division clothiers being continually molested by informers and of Sir Philip Parker and Sir Anthony Wingfield, co. searchers. [Printed copy. 1 p.] Suffolk, and under the charge of George Brooke, com- Annexed.--Orders to be observed by the clothiers of mander both of the ordinary and volunteer cavalry for Suffolk, Norfolk, and Essex, in the making of woollen that division. Total volunteer horse, 36; trained, 73. cloths, so that in future they shall not be sued or Dorso. Warrant for pay given the 22 of August. 3 pp.) molested by any alnager, searcher, or informer for not
1599, Aug. 22. Barbecon.-Several pass warrants performing the said statutes. [Printed copy.] not filled up for captains, in this form.—The companies 1601, Oct. 19.-Account by William Wicliffe of his hereabout are many, the town pestered, and your place expenses and losses when taken prisoner by the Scots, of abode not far hence, you are therefore to depart 19 Oct. 1601 ; for which he prays to be relieved, and to home, where your charge of horse with the owners may have the (Earl of Northumberland's ?] warrant for be better kept, but to take such order that upon one allowance thereof. Amongst other items are 2361., paid day's notice you may be here with your company.
to the Scots for his ransom and charges. 1599, Aug. 22.]-List of the names of such captains 1601-2, Jan. 6.-A full narrative or description of the as have pass for the country.
reception and entertainment of the Muscovite am1599.-Several muster rolls of the names of persons bassador and of an Italian nobleman, the Duke of charged with the furnishing of various troops in Suffolk, Brachiana, who were received at the Court of Queen Sussex, and Surrey and several other counties.
Elizabeth, together with the names of the noblemen in (1599, Aug.].-Note of the number of soldiers, foot attendance on her Majesty at her dining abroad upon and horse, to be supplied by the several counties named Twelfth-day January 6, 1601-2. [Much damaged at the to the army at London, with the places of their ren edges by fire. 6 pp.) dezvous : total, foot 17,000, horse 1,280. For the army 1602, April 8. Cork.-Sir Richard Percy to Edmond of Kent, to be furnished by Kent and Sussex: total, Powton. I understand of the conclusion almost of my foot 10,000, horse 680. Mem. That letters be written suit by your great care and industry. . . The rebels to provide for the quartering and supply of victuals for have made me so poor by intercepting all my carriages, these numbers. [1} p.]
that I shall be new to begin the world again. [1 p.)
1602, April 20. — Brief abstract of nine several
accompts of the household expenses of (Henry Percy, VOL. VI.
Earl of Northumberland during the two years and four 1572 to 1590.
weeks ended 27 March, 1602. Total 24,6741. 17s. 1591-2, January. This volume contains various illus [2 pp.) trative documents relating to the trial of Sir John [1602, April 20].-A more condensed abstract of the Perrot, Lord Deputy of Ireland, in 1591 and 1592.
same expenses. (1 p.] Comprising the defence prepared by Sir John Perrot,
[1602, April 20].-Brief accompt of the expenses of with copies of several letters of and to the Queen and
the (Earl of Northumberland] whilst in the Low CounCouncil, and a series of papers originally arranged in tries, by the space of 33 weeks, during the years 1600 bundles distinguished by the letters B, C. Besides
and 1601. Total, 4,0131. 19s. 2 d., besides 1,1217. 18s. 10d. numerous other papers of a cognate character, chiefly
for purchase of horses. [2 p.] relating to the character of the informer, Sir Dennis 1602-3, Feb. 1. Prague.-Commission from the O'Roughan, priest, and Henry Byrde, who are shewn to
Emperor of Germany, Rudolph II., to Ernest Count have forged the Lord Deputy's signature, and to be in
Shaumburg and Baron a Minckewitz, investing them other ways unworthy of credit. The Calendar continues with full powers to negotiate the treaty of Bremen, retherefore to distinguish these papers in the same way,
gulating the privileges of the merchant adventurers of indicating also those which at the present time are
England in Germany, and of the citizens of the Hans missing. Several of these papers appear to be identical
Towns in England. [Latin copy. 2 pp.) with those mentioned in “A note of certain writings
1602-3. Feb. 22. Dublin Castle.-Copy of act of “ required by Sir John Perrot," being a list of papers
oblivion or general order by the Lord Montjoy, Lord which, by the Queen's command, he delivered to the Deputy, and the Council in Ireland, for all spoils done Lord Admiral and Lord Buckhurst, or left at the Lord in the late rebellion prior to 1 Nov. 1602. 2 pp.) Chancellor's when he was examined, or at the Lord
1602-3, March 15.- Protestation on the part of the Treasurer's when committed to the Tower. See Calendar
envoys and commissioners deputed by her Majesty of State Papers, Domestic, Eliz. Vol. CCXLI. 15.
Queen Elizabeth of England to the conference at
of Germany, against the subdelegation of his authority
by Ernest, Count of Shaumburgh, to the persons named,
who profess their words and writings to be of no 23 FEB. 1600 TO 1607.
authority. [Latin. Copy. lp.] 1599–1600, Feb. 23.—Inventory extracted from the 1602-3, March 16. -- Reprotestation of the Comaccompte of the year ended 22 Feb. 1599–1600, of all missioners deputed from the Emperor, Rudolph II. of
DUKE OF Germany, in reply to the protestation exhibited on the “ made his happy entrance into this kingdom, showing De
especial office of koeping register books of all licences 1603, July .--Articles of a treaty of peace con- and recognisances hereafter to be taken of any alecluded between James I. of England, and Henry IV. of bouse-keeper or victualer, the keeper to receive a fee of France, guaranteeing the independence of the Low 2s. yearly of every of them. Countries as against Spain, and arranging the con- 1603-4, Feb. 16. Cork.—Sir Richard Percy to Edmond ditions of mutual aid in the event of the King of Spain Wilson. (Philip III.) declaring war either against England or About some suit at court. “There is a flying report France. [Copy in French, certified by Sir Thomas “ of certain Dukes, Marquises, and Earls to be created Wilson. 4 pp.)
" the next Parliament amongst whom my Lord of
Encloses.-Form of the petition said to have been snb of the said cloths, but also for the revocation of the
Exeter and other towns in the West of England to the
[1604?].-" An Act for the continuance and presery-
king for the recalling of mariners from the service of
1603 ? - List of the persons in co. York who lent Treasurer. The merchants of London trading into
shipped bither, towards the great charges which the
Ask him to give present direction to the officers of the
Sir Wm. Monson was the author; see Copies of tho Treatise in the
Collections of the Marquis of Bath and the Marquis of Westminster. " began until the year 1603, when his Majesty (James I.] A.J.H.
DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND.
DUKE OF kerseys, baize, and other commodities exported for Elizabeth, the valuation whereof is now in effect reduced
France, and to pay over the same to Ottowell Smith, to the true value, viz. from 12d. to 3d. 121 pp.)
and Robert Bell, nominated by the merchants to receive (1605), or after.-Petition of William Davys, messen-
ger of the chamber, to Henry Percy, Earl of North-
Foulk Robartes of London, skinner, which debt had
had bestowed upon her Ladyship of Sir John Perrot's
. My Lord, it is very true I had received my
that Mr. Lumkine Jenkins P1, Surgeon, but your Lordship's trouble. I cannot condemn your
column of what is thought sufficient. Total of all such
might be had of the same. (11 pp.) 1605), Nov. 5.-Description of the personal appear.
(1606, July 14).- Observations on the means to be ance or physionomy of [Thomas] Percy [one of the gun
adopted for controlling the excessive charges of the powder conspirators, as given in the proclamation for
steward for the dinners in the Star Chamber, &c. The his arrest]. [Modern copy. 1 p.]
chiefest occasion of all these abuses, as I think, are the , Nov. 24. – [Henry Percy, Earl of North
patents which they pretend to have from the king, by
colour whereof they are so emboldened, that it is in
1006?.—Report on the state of the question in debate
between the Attorney-General on the one part, and Sir 6 of the clock.
John Crooke and Sir Francis Bacon on the other, conP.S. Mem. That my lord of Sussex went away in the cerning the matters in question between the King's afternoon from my house before myself that 5 of Nov.
Bench and the Lord President and Council of the [Copy much burnt. }p. This letter appears to have
Marches of Wales, as to the extent of jurisdiction, the been printed, where ?7
competency of the King's Bench to examine the equity (16057, Nov. 24.-[The same to the same?] I pray
of a causė ordered or in suit in the Marches, the awardyour Lordship open this letter inclosed, albeit I know that
ing of prohibitions, &c., specifying in what points they such letters as are directed to the whole table you do
are agreed and in what they differ; also further points not ordinarily; for there is in it, concerning me, that I
touching usage, which the Council for the Marches would you should not sleep without knowing it. Your
conceive to be agreed. [1 p.] Lordship's true friend to command.
1607, April 14.-Conditions of a truce proposed to be
concluded between the Archdukes and the States [Copy. } p. On the same paper as the above, and
General of the United Provinces of the Netherlands,appears to have been printed.]
on the basis of the acknowledgment of the independence , Nov. 25.--Henry Percy, Earl of Northumber
of the States, and that each party shall abide with that land ?] to
which he at present holds, unless by a common consent and the warrant to extend to the sealing up of Percy's
an exchange of some towns or places be effected. closet door at Alnwick. The reason is that I hear Sir
1607, June 22. James Town, in Virginia. - The
Council in Virginia, to the Council of Virginia in
England. We acknowledge ourselves accountable for
our time here spent were it but to give you satisfaction desire, I refer the rest to your consideration. I have
of our industries and affections. Within less than lost enough already and loath to lose more; thus with
seven weeks we are fortified well against the Indians, my best wishes I rest, your Lordship's true friend to
we have sown good store of wheat, we have sent you a command. N.
taste of clapboard, we have built some houses, we have Copy. p. Much burnt, the first 8 or 10 lines being
spared some hands for a discovery, and intend to better entirely lost, but the letter appears to have been printed.]
our proceedings. Our easiest and richest commodity, 1605. Inventory of the goods remaining at Alnwick, being sassafras roots, were gathered up by the sailors belonging to (Thomas) Percy. [p.)
with loss and spoil of many of our tools and drawing 1605, Dec.-Account by William Wickliffe of moneys away our men, without our knowledge, from their received by Thomas Percy belonging to Henry, Earl of labour. We earnestly entreat you to see that we be not Northumberland, and remaining unaccompted for; so it thus defrauded, since they are all our waged men, yet appears he has robbed your Lordship in toto of 1,9291., we wish so that the loss fall not entirely on them nor and I dare engage my credit, when the bonds and bills on ourselves. We believe they have two tons of sassafras, left in his custody come to be examined, you will be which if thrown on the market at their pleasure, will found to be deceived of no small sums of money besides pull down the price for a long time. The land would this now appearing. [1 p.]
How with milk and honey if so seconded by your careful [11605 P].-Notes apparently written by some person wisdoms and bountiful hands. We are set down 80 [not named but] who had been committed to prison for miles within a river, for breadth, sweetness of water, his heterodox opinions in matters of religion, justifying length navigable up into the country, deep and bold his refusal to take the required oaths, and calling in channel so stored with sturgeon and other fish, as no question the right of the authorities to interfere with man's fortune has ever possessed the like. The soil their meetings. [p.]
most fruitful, covered with good oak, ash, walnut tree, 1605 ?—Reasons in favour of the project for restoring poplar, pine, sweet woods, cedar, and others yet withgood moneys again to Ireland, consisting of harps of out names, that yield gums pleasant as frankincenso stirling silver and some small copper moneys, in place and experienced amongst us for great virtues in healing of the base money lately coined during the reign of green wounds and aches. We entreat your succours for
DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND.
our seconds with all expedition lest that all devouring Moore, widow, against Robert Jacksonne, co. Middlesex,
Pembroke, against William Warren, for perjury, mainte-
nance, &c. William Warren against Albane Stepneth,
that which 1607, Nov. 4.-Notes of the proceedings in the Star
1607, Nov. 6. — Notes of the proceedings in the Star
and the matter wherewith charged: viz., William Warren,
[1607, Nov. 20].-Similar to the preceding. [1 p.]
©1607, Nov. 20].-Notes of the proceedings in the these glad tidings; but my inability of body, and the not Star Chamber in the cases of William Warren, co. Pemhaving any man to put in trust of the ship and that in broke, against Albane Stepneth, and of Christopher her, makes me to defer my coming till wind and weather
Lewes, co. Suffolk, against John Lanye and others. be favourable. [Copy. p.]
[2 pp.] 1607, Oct. 13.-Notes made by William Mill of the
11607, Nov. 27].-List of causes specially appointed sentences passed by the Star Chamber on various persons
to be heard in the Star Chamber this sitting day specifynamed during the reigns of Henry VIII. and Elizabeth ing the names of the plaintiffs and defendants in each for slander and seditious speeches. (13 p.]
suit and the matter wherewith charged : viz., William (1607, Oct. 29 P7.- List of causes specially appointed
enlly appointed Warren, co. Pembroke, against Albane Stepneth, for to be heard in the Star Chamber this sitting day, specify.
perjury, riot, &c. William Wheelowes, co. Northampton,
Wheelowes against Edward Mercer. [1 p.]
1607, Nov. 27.-Notes of the proceedings in the Star
Chamber in the case of William Wheelowes, against
Edward Mercer and others, endorsed “ conspiracy to
1607, Oct. 29.-Notes of the proceedings in the Star Chamber against Robert Holland and others, builders,
[1603 ?].- MS. Book, on the fly-leaf of which are
entered some brief notices of historical events in the “ dangerous for infection, decay of other towns and reigns of Queens Mary and Elizabeth; then follows a 66 cities, increase of dearth, enhancing of prices.” (1 p.] brief treatise on the advantages and instruction to be [1607, Oct. 30).--List of causes specially appointed to
obtained by a study of history, apparently intended as be heard in the Star Chamber this sitting day, specifying
a preface or introduction to some larger work, perhaps the names of the plaintiffs and defendants in each suit
the following treatise on the Art of War, in which the and the matter wherewith charged : viz., Sir John writer first treats of the duties of the captain, and the Stafford, of co. Gloucester, against Henry Parmyter, for
formation of an army, the choice of a camping ground, practise, &c. John Peck of co. Rutland against Kenelme the duties of the marshal and other officers, the conHill, for perjury in a court baron. John Gosse of co. ditions of giving or accepting battle, the order of battle Essex against Thomas Badcocke and others, for riot and and address to the troops, mode of conducting a siege, unlawful assemblies. Thomas Russe, co. Norfolk, against
ordinances upon oath, penal ordinances for the main. Robert Francklyn, for forgery, &c. Richard Roughleytenance of discipline, &c. Sayings of philosophers with of co. Lancaster, against Thomas Penketh and others,
regard to war, plans exhibiting the formation of troops for riot and unlawful assemblies. [1 p.) •
in marching, and for battle, directions for judging of 1607, Oct. 30.-Notes of the proceedings in the Star the quality of powder and the making of shot for Chamber in the case of Sir John Stafford against Henry ordnance, gunnery practice, tables of distances, and use Parmyter. p.]
of the quadrant in determining the distance and direc1607, Oct. 31.-Notes of proceedings in the Star
tion of shot. At the end of the volume is a prayer or Chamber relative to the manor of Havering, parcel of complaint addressed to God by some one (Jh. H...] the Queen's jointure, where certain lands appear to
who appears to have been at that time prisoner in the have been disafforested and certain persons proceeded
Fleet. This volume is in several hands and about a
third of the leaves are blank.]
23RD SEPTEMBER 1608-1611.
DUER OP others, for riot, &c. Reginald Hedge, co. Suffolk, against for riot, &c. Andrew Osborne, co. Kent, against John DUKE OF NORTHUN- Arunger Browne and others, for riot, &c. Henry Earl Blechenden and others, for riot, &c. With marginal NORTHUM
William Veisez, co. Norfolk, against William Stanhawe,
1608, June 3.-Notes of the proceedings in the Star
[1608, June 3?).-Notes of the punishments decreed
committed during the pleasure of the king. Amongst
Attwell and the other defendants, specifying the names
1608, Nov. 11.-Notes of the proceedings in the Star
" into the king's heart, whose judgment, piety, religion,
“ dangerous and damnable.” “It is in the power (of a
" trust there is none.”—The king's proceedings in the
(1608, Nov. 13?].-Further notes of the proceedings
king gave him any hope, though he told it to strengthen 11608, April !).- List of causes specially appointed to the Papists' hope. The Duke of Lorraine's messenger, be heard in the Star Chamber this sitting day: viz., a gentleman of the Pope's chamber tempting the king William Saunders, co. Bedford, against John Bell and in matter of religion, but the king refused it. Sir Edothers, for confederacy, unlawful maintenance, &c. ward Dromond a Cardinal's servant. The king's Robert Fernley, co. Gloucester, against Edmond Cham- memory so happy as that he was able to charge the berleyn and others, for riots, oppressions, &c. Thomas Lord Balmerino with so many interrogatories. The Farren, co. Leicester, against Barnard Addanieshed Lord Balmerino dallied the first day; considered better; and others, for unlawful maintenance, &c. Katherine confessed the truth. The Council of England have Moore, widow, co. Worcester, against Sir Arnold done nothing herein to prejudice the proceeding of Liggon and Sir William Welshe, for misdemeanors Scotland. Now the cause [is] in the hands of noble. in justices of peace. With marginal notes. (1 p.) , men of Scotland who are more jealous to admit mere
1608, June 1.--List of causes specially appointed to upstarts to be noblemen than we are. The Lord be heard in the Star Chamber this sitting day : viz., Balmerino confesses again the abuse of the king's trust. Attorney-General, co. Essex, against Robert Quarles and The greatness of his offence. His want of hope of others, for the unlawful hunting and killing of deer in pardon. The king's great virtues and favours to him. Waltham forest. Attorney-General, co. Surrey, against À lamentation of his [Balmerino's] own faults and Thomas Molleneux and others, for riot. Reginald overtakings in this cause, especially to deal with his Hedge, co. Suffolk, against Arunger Browne and others, Majesty's conscience which he knew to be so clear.