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Weymouth (or Melcombe Regis), cus-, Williams :
Sir Roger, letter endorsed by, 242.
William, master of the Dutch ship
an English exile, intercepted at Pisa,
Nicholas, prisoner in the Tower,
letter from, 91.
| Willis (Wylles, Willys), Mr., servant of
Sir R. Cecil, 8, 95, 319, 358,444.
letters to, 185.
Mary Lady, letter on behalf of her
- , a complaint against, 146.
---, wardship of her daughters, 233.
Sir Francis, 146, 461, 4.3.
— , death of, 121.
daughter of, wardship of, 493,
- quarrel with Sir Thomas Cecil,
Percy, or Percival, 233, 461, 493.
- , charges against, 545.
Will's Arthur Graham, of Netherby, 227.
Geordie of the Fauld, 227.
Wills, Dr., skilled in the Almain tongue,
Banqueting House at, storage of the
John, a prisoner, statements about,
514, 515, 516..
William, convict at York, 515, 516.
from, 30, 103, 135, 144, 153, 242.
dangerously hurt, 361.
Wilts, co. of, in great want of a muster
Winchester, 279, 451.
R. Sydney, 12, 86, 108, 115, 133, 140, bishop of, appointment of, 147.
- , Sir Francis Carew's suit with,
- pecuniary position on transla-
tion from see of Worcester, 221.
bishopric of, an annuity to the Queen
from a manor belonging to, 218,
- temporalities of, and the grant-
ing of leases out of, 220, 221, 302,
hospital of St. Cross near, leases of
lands of, 306, 322, 334.
letters from, 184, 284, 436.
Windsor, 390, 536.
Queen lay at, 259.
Windsor Chapel, 279.
Wine from Bordeaux, 510.
Wines (sweet), lease of, to the Earl of
Essex, 283, 350, 376.
Sir Edward, 247.
Robert, 477, 484.
Winston, Sir Henry, 186.
letters from, 289 (2).
Duke or Prince of, 78.
- to have the Garter, 309 (2).
priests imprisoned in, 331.
Mr. Dean, 263.
the keepership of, farm of, &c., 393,
“Monastery in Wood Street,” 419.
son of, 354.
Wringham, Captain Thomas, in Ireland,
Richard, a Dutch felon, 331.
Robert, a Dutch felon, 331.
letter from, 386.
Queen's pinnace "Moon,” 422.
clerk at Rouen, 132.
letter from, 80.
Xixon in Galizia, 15.
-, a candidate for, 324.
- receivership of, 508.
deanery of, appointpient for, 147. Yarmouth, 5), 523, 540.
daily at Court, a marriage proposed Yasthrope, 304.
York, Archbishop of, his state of health,
Chancellor of, 404.
proceedings of, in connection with
election of members for county of
Archbishop and Council of, letters
from 426, 492. See also North,
President and Council of the.
letters dated at, 29, 62, 230, 383,404,
436, 492, 506.
out a ship, 203.
citizens for, on a parliamentary com-
Youtch, Mr., 488.
the Spanish soldiers at, 23.
York, city of cont.
the Council at, mentioned, 264. See
also North, President and Council
of the. lawyers practising at the bar in,
506. York Castle, gaoler of, by patent, 493.
misconduct of the gaoler in connec
tion with prisoners there, 514, 515,
yard, 413. York, county of, clerk of, 414.
seminaries and Jesuits in, 105, 300. election of knights of the shire for,
turbulent proceedings, 411-415,
416, 417, 425, 426, 435, 436 (2). justices of the peace of, letter from,
416. foreign men-of-war on coast of,
300. clothing towns in the West Riding,
yield a majority of freeholders,
436. York House, letters dated at, 298, 306,
307, 359, 425. Young (Yonge) :
George, Deputy Secretary in Scotland,
sent to England on Border causes,
247, 252, 268, 271, 274.
rages by, 240.
Zealand, 4, 78, 120, 225.
Admiral of, letter from, 136.
165. news from, 339. question between it and Holland,
121. shipping from, for Essex's expedition,
ships, 65, 66.
Vice-Admiral of, 228. Zillo, 4. Zisarke, 338. Zooonlazena, or Conlazena, a French
man, examination of, 35. Zutpben, 73,
Public Record Office, Chancery Lane,
London, W.C. Her MAJESTY has been pleased to appoint under Her Sign Manual certain Commissioners to ascertain what unpublished MSS. are extant in the collections of private persons and in institutions which are calculated to thro:v light upon subjects connected with the civil, ecclesiastical, literary, or scientific history of this country. The present Coinmissioners are: Sir Nathaniel Lindley, Master of the Rolls, the Marquess of Lothian, K.T.,
the Marquess of Salisbury, K.G., the Marquess of Ripon, K.G.,
Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice, M.P., the Bishop of Oxford, Lord Acton,
Lyte, K.C.B., and Dr. S. R. Gardiner. The Commissioners think it probable that you may feel an interest in this object and be willing to assist in the attainment of it; and with that view they desire to lay before you an outline of the course which they usually follow,
If any nobleman or gentleman express his willingness to submit any unprinted book, or collection of documents in his possession or custody to the examination of the Commissioners, they will cause an inspection to be made by some competent person, and should the MSS. appear to come within the scope of their enquiry, a report containing copies or abstracts of them will be drawn up, printed, and submitted to the owner, with a view to obtaining his consent to the publication of the whole, or of such part of it as he may think fit, among the proceedings of the Commission, which are presented to Parliament every Session,
To avoid any possible apprehension that the examination of papers by the Commissioners may extend to title-deeds or documents of present legal value, positive instructions are given to every person who inspects MSS. on their behalf that nothing relating to the titles of existing owners is to be divulged, and that if in the course of his work any modern title-deeds or papers of a private character chance to come before him, they are to be instantly put aside, and are not to be examined or calendared under any pretence whatever.
The object of the Commission is solely the discovery of unknown historical and literary materials, and in all their proceedings the Commissioners will
In practice it has been found more satisfactory, when the collection of manuscripts is a large one, for the inspector to make a selection therefrom at the place of deposit and to obtain the owner's consent to remove the selected papers to the Public Record Office in London, where they can be more fully dealt with, and where they are preserved with the same care as if they formed part of the muniments of the realm, during the term of their examination. Among the numerous owners of MSS. who have allowed their family papers of historical interest to be temporarily removed from their muniment rooms and lent to the Commissioners to facilitate the preparation of a report may be named: The Duke of Rutland, the Duke of Portland, the Marquess of Salisbury, the Marquess Townshend, the Marquess of Ailesbury, the Earl of Dartmouth, the Earl of Carlisle, the Earl of Lindsey, the Earl of Ancaster, the Earl of Lonsdale, Lord Braye, Lord Hothfield, Lord Kenyon, Mrs. Stopford Sackville, the Right Hon. F. J. Savile Foljambe. Mr. le Fleming, of Rydal, Mr. Leyborne Popham, of Littlecote, and Mr. Fortescue, of Dropmore.
The costs of inspections, reports and calendars, and the conveyance of documents, will be defrayed at the public expense, without any charge to owners.
The Commissioners will also, if so requested, give their advice as to the best means of repairing and preserving any papers or MSS. which may be in a state of decay, and are of historical or literary value.
The Commissioners will feel much obliged if you will communicate to them the names of any gentlemen who may be able and willing to assist in obtaining the objects for which this Commission has been issued..
J. J. CARTWRIGAT,