Cecil Papers: 1575

Pages 123-136

Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 13, Addenda. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1915.

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The Regent of Scotland to Sir Francis Walsingham.
1574–5, 3 Jan. I have long looked to understand the Queen's Majesty's pleasure by letters or message, the rather for the hope I have been put in that either Mr. Randolph or Mr. Killegrew, directed by her Highness, should have come in this country before now, whose delay, with the long want and uncertainty of advertisements of the state of the world, puts me oft times to doubt what to think, as some things fall out far "contrarious" to my expectation: namely, this late marriage of my Lord Charles, Earl of Lennox, which I wish had rather proceeded by the Queen's Majesty's pleasure and advice, for some honourable "alliais" cause, nor that money should have been the ground of it. I cannot but be sorry that my aunt, my lady his mother, and he should have proceeded as they have done in that matter, her Majesty's contentment not first procured, and I myself would have "lippinit" for some knowledge of the matter before the consummation thereof, in consideration of the honour he has to be so near cousin to the King, and of the proximity of blood between him and myself, as also for the respect of his house, and Earldom of Lennox here in this country. But as the whole proceeding is to me a mystery, so "mon" I continue doubtful, and in suspense, till I see if any further matter be discovered, and in the meantime look the more carefully to such things as that cause may "twiche."
I looked "langsyne" for some resolute answer anent the restitution of the ordnance taken forth of Home Castle, and yet remaining at Berwick, being given to understand that her Majesty's mind was they should be rendered to the King, my sovereign's, use. Surely her Majesty's dealing towards this whole realm and things belonging to the Crown thereof, has always been so honourable that I am well assured it has greatly augmented her praise. There has been oft occasion in far greater things nor this, if ever her Majesty had meant to have gain by anything in Scotland; and at no time could there be less pretence to retain anything, nor when the Earl of Sussex recovered Home Castle, there then being no "weir" standing betwixt the realms, which makes me the more earnest in this, not for the value of the matter itself, but for the bruit and cause of report that the retention of these few pieces, being of so small avail, may give, which I will heartily desire you "anys to walkyn" to her Majesty, certifying me of her pleasure indeed, however it be. For if her Highness shall think otherwise than the restitution of them, I will not be further importune, but leave all further suit thereof in time coming. In this point, although of least moment, I am the more special, for the great marvel I conceive that I am not answered in so long space of my memoirs sent with Master Killegrew, nor cannot see appearance of any resolution there, in matters of greatest importance concerning the state of both the realms, now, when we have such common enemies, whose malice and practice sleeps not, the chief occasion also of our common calamity remaining amongst ourselves. And I am herewithal driven to think my own good meaning not so well respected as I have ever studied to deserve, when I am thus holden in suspense, with such continual delays, ever uncertain of the issue of matters, which form of dealing might the rather have been used with me, if I had ever tended any other course than her Majesty's; as I have not indeed. And, no doubt, if some had hoped that I would have hearkened to any other motion, I had been suited before now, with all good offers as ever were made to any that occupied this place before me. Thus far am I moved, presently somewhat grieved, to write unto you.—At Dalkeith the third of January, 1574.
Signed. 1½ pp. (147. 39(3).)
— to Lord —.
1574–5, Jan. 25. Gives particulars of charges against Eveleigh, feodary of Devon, of finding offices under the value. Asks that a commission be issued for the remedy of his frauds. Servington's daughter is of far greater value in land and substance than Sibills of Kent, Sir John Pollard's niece, and therefore fitter for any of Lord —'s own allies.
Endorsed: 25 January, 1574. 1¼ pp. (2223.)
— to Lord —.
[1574–5, Jan. 25.] As to the charges of fraud against Eveleigh, feodary of Devon. Vouches for the report of Sir John Parrott thereon. He cannot enquire into the matters without commission.—Undated.
In the same handwriting as the preceding.
News Letters.
1575, 12 Feb. From Venice, 12 Feb., '75:—The letters "di Costli" (Constantinople ?) which are so longed for have not arrived. Some blame the negligence of the bailiff (Balio), others fear some worse impediment: however they have this week made a new bailiff, Giovanni Correre who shall be sent thither. Letters from Fiume report the appearance of some 10,000 Turks, horse and foot, thereabouts and the likelihood of fighting between them and the Christians there and in Dalmatia. Here little account is taken of them until it be known whether they come only in search of booty or by order of the Port. Mattio Zani was made ambassador to conclude with the new duke of Urbino and it was not known why he did not set out. He now departs thither in great pomp. Everyone wonders that Andrea Gussoni who was long before deputed to do the same office with the Duke of Florence has not done so too. It is feared that that embassy is merely what they call here "Carte scoperte" meaning that this Signory bears little love to that prince. For a long time gold has been very scarce and the Signory has made a very strict law to remedy this inconvenience. We hear from Turin that the King of France was in treaty to pledge the Marquisate of Saluzzo to the Duke of Savoy for 300,000 ducats and likewise that the King of Spain would pledge two of his places in Piedmont but the Spaniards would not trust them to Savoy as too powerful. Some wonder where the Duke can get such a sum, he not being generally considered a moneyed (danaroso) prince. Calornia, a fief of the Count of Gaiazzo who lately died in France, having fallen [to] Gio. Francesco Sanseverino has by some defect in the title reverted to the Duke of Parma. It is worth 4,000 ducats a year. A ship of Ragusa, Jacopo dei Santi master, laden with 50,000 ducats worth of cloth from Ancona to Narenta has been taken and robbed near the latter place by some barques of "Scocchi."
Letters have come from Vienna with news from the East but they are very confused. The Signory were said to have received letters of 28 December but they as yet deny it. From Spain there are no letters and fears are entertained for the health of the King.
From Vienna 29 January, '75.
The new Grand Turk besides having strangled five of his brothers has detained two of his father's wives who are pregnant to the intent that if they bear male children they may be put to death. Are here in great fear at this new creation. It appears impossible that his Majesty can leave on the 5th prox. but he has ordered the bridge on the road to Prague which was broken by the ice to be repaired by Wednesday in order not to impede his journey. It is very doubtful whether these two princes can be brought to a meeting because of their quarrel about the affairs of Flanders. Some whisper that the Lutherans will build a church in this city in the absence of the Emperor; but the Archduke who remains will oppose that.
From Antwerp 23rd January, '75.
The Count of Suerzemburgo has come to Dordrech and summoned the rebel states of Holland thither for the 25th inst. to treat an agreement with him and the Prince of Orange. At Bomviel there fell 50 yards (braccia) of wall: and some companies of Spaniards who were at Tragos are sent thither. However, those within having had to repair the wall, that band will only impede the enemy who are assaulting those forts and those around Gorgon without effect.
From Rome, 5 February, '75.
The Pope intends to pay 2,000 foot for the garrison of Malta, but not until he knows whether the Turks will be troublesome this year. He will do the like about the contribution to the Crown of France, learning first whether the Christian princes will contribute "a quel Presi (?)," as was done under Pius V with Charles IX.
The King of Spain having broken off the marriage of the Castellan and the daughter of Parma, perhaps to frustrate some design of Card. Farnese, there is a report that the Pope buys Matelica for the Castellan, and the marriage with the daughter of Count Santa Fiore. He has bought the palace of Zambeccarri for 10,000 ducats and intends there to build rooms for his nephews Sansisto and Guastavillani. Card. Borromeo left on Monday after having given away 20,000 ducats in alms. Henceforth he wishes to be called not Barromeo but Santa Perseda. The Prince of Cleves who has been ill of small pox is now at death's door, spitting blood continually. On Saturday evening appeared a comet in the form of a serpent casting out flame from its mouth towards the South. There are various interpretations of this. From France [it is reported] that the Duke of Montpensier had taken Lusignan by surrender, the lives of the soldiers and citizens being saved, who had retired to Rochelle.
From Turin (remaining page or pages lost.)
Italian. 4 pp. Fragment. (30. 60.)
Sir Thomas Gresham.
1574–5, Feb. Account of money received and paid to the Genoese and Lucchese by Sir Thomas Gresham.
Note by Burghley. 1 p. (142. 42.)
William Bremmycham [Birmingham].
[1574–5, March 7.] Interrogatories for [William] Bremmycham, as to his dealings with Creagh the Irish priest.— Undated.
Endorsed by Burghley.
[See Calendar of Cecil MSS., Part II, p. 94.] (202. 123.)
Richard Creagh.
[1574–5, March.] Interrogatories for Richard C[reagh] with his answers.
Asked what persons have been with him, he answers Nugent: Brimigeame: Talor: one that serves a gentleman of Weysford, Ireland (? Wexford) and another, both speaking sundry languages: one Thomas: others whose names he does not remember, as he never saw them before his now coming to London: and "your honour's (Burghley's) foule and also backere."
He made no sermons to them. One of them objected some arguments against the invocation of Saints, which he answered. The "foule" spoke of eating flesh now in Lent, and he (Creagh) said he would not eat it himself. He sent the writing, desiring his countrymen's presence, by a boy of this house, thinking that (Burghley's) will was that any of them might come to see him. He was moved thereto by his sore disease and want of apparel. He received from Brimigeame, the second day after his committal, a study gown, 2 kerchiefs, 2 shirts without collars, and certain books; but he protests that he does not remember who gave him the black gown and tippet.
He prays that others may not be troubled for his sin and wretchedness, but that (Burghley) will be content to do with his carcase, by prison, death, or any otherwise, whatever he thinks best.—Undated.
Interrogatories in Burghley's hand: the answers, holograph by "Richar. C."
Endorsed by Burghley: Rich: Creagh the Irish priest.
2 pp. (186. 15.)
[See Calendar of Cecil MSS., Part II, pp. 94, 95.]
Queen's College, Cambridge.
1575, April 26. Order by Lewis Dive, Esq. and William Chaderton, D.D. for composing all suits between Queen's College, Cambridge, and Thomas Stokes of Oakley and Thomas Berie of Radwell, co. Beds.
1. The College to relinquish all suits against Stokes and make him a general acquittance.
2. Berie to surrender the lease of all lands &c. in Oakley he has of Queen's College when demanded; the College to make a lease to Stokes' children for 21 years after the surrender; excepting the tenement wherein Hodgkins dwells.
3. Berie to pay to Stokes' children 30l.—viz. 10l. at Michaelmas, 10l. at the Annunciation, and 10l. at the Annunciation after that.
4. Thomas Stokes to seal and deliver a general release of all lands that were lately his brother's John Stokes' D.D., when demanded; and himself and his children to do all acts hereafter decreed by counsel of the College for assurance of such lands to the College within three years next following.
5. Franklyn to relinquish all interest and title he claims in and to the premises.—26 April, 1575.
Endorsed: The arbitrement between the College and Tho. Stokes.
Signed. 1 p. (136. 4.)
The Earl of Oxford.
157[5 ?], April 29. "The communication I had with my Lord of Oxford." Contains various complaints made by the Earl, such as "His money not made over to him according to his directions," "his followers not favoured by me," "his letter showed to the Queen of set purpose to bring him into her Majesty's indignation" &c. With respect to Oxford's wife, Burghley's daughter, "taken away from him at Wivenhoe and carried to London, he means not to discover anything of the cause of his misliking, but he will not come to her until he understands further of it"; also that "my wife hath ever drawn his wife's love from him, and that she hath wished him dead"; and that "at Wivenhoe she caused a division in his house, and a slander to be raised of him for intention of killing of his men."
In Burghley's hand. 1 p. (146. 11.)
Inhabitants of the County of Lincoln to the Queen.
1575, May 7. The causeway or highway called Brygdyke, leading from Kesteven to Boston is in great decay, for since the dissolution of the priory of Sempringham it has had no repair, as the lands charged with its maintenance then came into the possession of the Queen's father. Upon their complaint, a portion of money was appointed towards the repair, but not sufficient. They pray that the above lands be granted for its continual maintenance.—Undated.
Note by Th. Wilson that the Queen refers the suit to the Lord Treasurer.—7 May, 1575. ½ p. (2012.)
The Queen at Theobalds.
1575, May 24. Persons lodged at Theobald's at the Queen's Majesty's coming.
Endorsed and with notes by Burghley. 1 p. (140. 21.)
Earl of Lincoln.
1575, Aug. 19. General release by Roger Parker, clerk of the Admiralty, to the Right Honourable the Earl of Lincoln.— 19 August, 1575, 17 Eliz.
Endorsed by the Earl: "Roger Parker, his general quittance."
Holograph. ½ p. (34. 43.)
Manor of Cullinges, co. Herts.
1575, Aug. 30. Survey for making of walks in Collinges.
In Burghley's hand: 1 p. (143. 53.)
[1575, Aug.] Distances from the house to the walks in Collinges, and the compass of the same.
Notes by Burghley. 1 p. (143. 51.)
[1575, Aug.] Fair copy of the preceeding. (143. 52.)
William Chaderton, Master, and the Fellows of Queen's College, Cambridge, to Lord Burghley.
1575, Sept. 8. One Sir Mydleton (sic) a Bachelor of Art (sic) and lately a fellow of our College, was last year by us whose names are subscribed and two others at present absent, stayed from his degree for his contentious and disorderly behaviour in college to the great disquietness of the whole society, only that he might be reformed of his dissolute manners; minding to have had a trial of his behaviour for one year and upon his amendment to further him for his degree and to suffer him quietly to enjoy his fellowship. But he with great contempt of our good meaning towards him did presently repair to Oxford without consent or liking of our Master or of us and there commenced Master of Art contrary to our statutes, which being local do bind him to this University. After which attempt he was the 8th July by sentence of our Master and us expelled from his fellowship, forasmuch as besides the breach of our statutes we found no token of any amendment in him; although by one whole year we did greatly expect the same. From which sentence (as shall appear to you by our statutes) he is sworn not to appeal neither to use any remedy of law against our Master or any of the fellows. Notwithstanding he hath appealed from us unto your lordship, by whose authority our Vice-Chancellor pretendeth to deal as well with our Master as us the fellows touching the said appeal, whereas the Master and fellows have the determining of all controversies and crimes which may concern the fellows, neither hath any heretofore impeached us of that privilege. We beseech you we may enjoy our liberty in that behalf as heretofore and not to urge us to this great inconvenience that any lewd or stubborn fellow may take degree in a strange University to the great contempt of good order when he is justly for his deserts stayed at home.—From the Queen's College in Cambridge, 8 September, 1575.
Signed by the Master and 12 Fellows. 1 p. (136. 5.)
Sir William Cordell [Master of the Rolls] to the Same.
1575, Sept. 10. Thanks him for his pains in procuring the writer's licence to depart to his house in Suffolk and for his good reports to the Queen of his service.
Intends before going hence to wait upon the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal at his house of Gorambury to inform him of the state of things here. Means not to be absent above fifteen or twenty days at the most, perceiving by Burghley's letters that her Majesty continues her great care for the good government of this City, wherein he will employ his service to the best of his power. His departure will not be for three or six days yet.
Burghley's officer at Westminster complained to him yesternight of the under-sheriff of Middlesex that he greatly abuses those liberties and has lately dealt very insolently with some of the inhabitants. Has appointed the hearing of the matter upon Monday next and if the complaints be proved will be bold to lay some of the offenders fast in ward until they have made amends to the parties grieved and be bound they shall intrude no more into those liberties but leave the execution of her Majesty's process to her officers there according to such ancient grants as the Dean and his collegiates have there. From her Majesty's house of the Rolls.—10 September, 1575.
Lady Russell was yesternight, thanks be unto God, very well and in far better tune than Burghley left her.
Holograph. 1 p. (34. 113.)
Dr. Andrew Perne to Lord Burghley.
1575, Sept. 13. I did forbear to write of the matter of Mr. Middleton before the receipt of your letters because I should not be thought to have written anything to the prejudice of any party; I did only give an inhibition unto the Master not to proceed to any election of a new fellow in his room until his appeal were heard by you. But after the receipt of your first letters taking assistance of the heads of the Colleges for hearing the said appeal to you I did immediately write to Mr. Dr. Chaderton, then at his benefice nine miles from Cambridge, by Mr. Middleton, whom I did will to make his humble submission to his said Master, which (as he saith) the Master would not receive: and I desired the Master in consideration that Mr. Middleton was a good scholar and a very poor man to receive him into his former place except there were any great and just cause to remove him. If there were any, I would be content to take certain assistance and hear the matter according to your commission, which I did shew Dr. Chadderton at what time he desired me to respect (respite) hearing the matter until he had spoken with you; wherewith I was well content so that the poor man might be permitted to enjoy his commons and other commodities of his fellowship until the justness of his appeal were determined. Which thing I did require for that Mr. Middleton did complain the Master had debarred him of his commons and all other commodities of his fellowship contrary (as he saith) to equity, for that all the lawyers do affirm that pendente lite nihil sit immutandum; but the Master said he would grant him nothing. Wherefore I am very glad it hath pleased you at the Master and some of the fellows' requests to hear the matter betwixt them, whereby shall ensue great quietness in that house, which is much to be wished of all good men that favour virtue and learning.
The University is hitherto, thanks be to God, free from the plague, notwithstanding it is to be feared some inconvenience will ensue by reason divers have died of the plague in this Sturbridge fair time, and that Mr. Mayor with some other of the freemen of the town of Cambridge have licensed a certain lewd person to make great conventicles and assemblies by day and by night for the roasting of an ox whole in Barnwell; notwithstanding that I and all the heads of the Colleges and divers of the wisest of the town have commanded the fellow, called Beest, a decayed merchant of London, not to roast the ox in this dangerous time to the great peril of the University and a great multitude of the Queen's subjects assembled at Sturbridge fair. Which request I did earnestly make unto Mr. Mayor, that for his part he should not give licence to Beest to attempt any such dangerous enterprise, which might be an occasion of great wickedness through such great assemblies both by day and by night; which enterprise I understand was forbidden by her Highness' commissioners at this time at London for the like considerations. I have therefore forbidden Beest to proceed any further in roasting the ox, wherein he has continued two days and almost two nights, and yet it is thought he is not half roasted; and I have commanded Beest to remain in Cambridge until your pleasure be known for the due punishment of his lewd enterprise and contempt of commandment given him by me and other her Majesty's justices for forbearing the same.— From Cambridge, 13 September, 1575.
2 pp. (136. 6.)
The Case of Mr. William Middleton.
1575, Sept. 15. i. "The copy of an order concerning Middleton's case."
Upon hearing the complaint of William Middleton and the answer of the Master and two of the fellows of Queen's College, Cambridge, viz. Robert Garrett and David Yale; having also present two other fellows, viz. Robert Some and Edmond Rockerie making intercession for Middleton, and upon earnest submission made by Middleton to the Master to desire his good will, and promise to amend all omissions of his duties; and upon the earnest request of Some and Rockerie to have concord between all persons in the College: the Master and the other two accompanying him were well contented to do anything determined by me the Chancellor for relief of Middleton and for making quietness in the College. Whereupon it was ordered by me William, Lord Burghley, Chancellor [in Burghley's hand: of the University of Cambridge], that William Middleton should be newly elected within 7 days after Michaelmas next to be a fellow of that house, and should have his whole accustomed wages from the last commencement until Michaelmas next; and that the Master with the foresaid four persons here should do their utmost that the rest of the fellows charitably accept Middleton as a fellow and continue in concord as long as he behaves orderly, which also he hath promised to do. The Master to do his best to procure that he might be one of the fifteen Seniors, with like commodities as he had before the last commencement, as soon as possible.
And finally it was ordered with consent of the Master and persons above named, that there should be no recital of offences past, but all parties should live in concord without moving any contention, but rather one to admonish the other charitably and secretly than by denunciation or publication of any mislikings. So with hope of continuance in charity they were dismissed and letters ordered to be written to the Vicechancellor to endeavour that the rest of the fellows be admonished to observe the same.—At my house of Theobalds 15 September, A.D. 1575, et Regine Elizabethe 17°.
pp. (136. 7.)
ii. Certain causes and considerations which moved the Master and fellows of the Queen's College, Cambridge, not to allow Mr. Middleton his grace to proceed Master of Art, for a time of further trial.
Middleton always was of a contentious behaviour and of such a proud and unquiet nature he could never live in peace with his fellows.
He has been so negligent in coming to divine service as for one whole quarter of a year he has not been once present in the chapel, holiday or work day, and very seldom throughout the year; viz. not once in a month, although divers times mulcted and admonished.
He has not communicated in the College with his fellows for almost two years, and generally noted of great negligence therein, to the offence of the rest of the fellows. He protested that he verily thought in his conscience he was no lawful minister because he had no ordinary charge, and that he might relinquish that calling and become a serving man.
He hath been famed to be given to the study of evil and unlawful arts.
Endorsed: "Objections against Middleton"; and by Burghley, "15 Sept., 1575." ½ p. (136. 8.)
Dr. William Chaderton to Lord Burghley.
1575, Sept. 17. Letters of compliments and thanks for his moderation and prudence in settling their quarrels. Requests his letters to Lewis Dive of Bedford, in the name of their College, to perform what he promised, that they may quietly enjoy their emoluments hereafter.—Cant: ex Collegio Reginali, 15 Kalend. Octob.
Latin. 1 p. (136. 9.)
1575, Sept. Note of tithes carried into Monken Barne at Thonge, parish of Shorne, Kent, now in harvest.
7 pp. (145. 60.)
Henry de Bourbon, Prince of Condé, to Lord Burghley.
1575, Oct. 28. Thanks him for his good offices with the Queen which will be beneficial to all christendom. In especial he has rendered notable succour to the king's brother, Monseigneur le Duc. Prays him to give ear to le Sieur de Wilkes, who is being sent to inform the Queen more particularly of their state, and to be a means with the Queen for Wilkes to obtain the loan which he is to apply for to meet a necessity which he will himself explain.—Strasbourgh, 28 October, 1575.
Endorsed: The Prince of Condé to my lord from Strasbourg.
French. Signed.
[Murdin, p. 289. In extenso.] 1 p. (133. 9.)
Richard Dawes.
1575, Oct. 28. Letters patent of grant to Richard Dawes of the office of Clerk of the Market of the Household throughout England for life, as Henry Wilcocks held it by grant of 24 January, 1559.
Copy. 15½ pp. (141. 103.)
Catherine de Medicis to Lord Burghley.
1575, Dec. 4 Her son, the Duke of Alençon, sending M. de la Porte, one of his Chamberlains, to the Queen, with regard to her marriage, she sends this letter to pray him to continue the good offices he has used in the past, so that they may soon see a happy ending, to the contentment of the Queen and her son.—Poictiers, 4 December, 1575.
Signed. French. ½ p. (147. 40.)
Sir Thomas Smith, Secretary of State, to the Same.
1575, Dec. 14. Mr. Byrd and the other Fellow of Benet's College, who moved me to be intercessor to you in their reasonable suit, because they be both Cambridge men, and one my countryman a Walden man, not having as they think a resolute answer and such as they hoped, have once again been with me that I should be on their behalf a suitor to your lordship to take some order in this matter for the benefit of that College and for good example of others.—Windsor, 14 December, 1575.
Holograph. ½ p. (136. 1.)
Lord Cobham.
1575, Dec. 20. Maidstone. Particular of woodlands of William, Lord Cobham, pertaining to him of the late College of Maidstone.
3 pp. (145. 64.)
Pluralities in England and Wales.
1575. Return of persons holding more than one benefice with the names and value of those which they hold.
The list gives the number of livings at 655 held by 239 incumbents; the sum of the yearly values deducting the tenths is given as 16,519l. 16s. 9¾d.
The following are amongst the entries:—
l. s. d.
Deanery of Exeter by the year 158 0 0 George Carew, 437l. 6s. 7½d.
Dittisham rectory 34 14 10½
Silverton rectory 51 8 4
Ilfreidcombe rectory 50 4 3
Wilts.—Precentory in the Church of Salisbury 99 6 8
Netherburie with prebend 43 12 6
Kerne rectory 46 13 4 John Wolton, 105l. 1s. 11½d.
Whimphill rectory 30 0 0
Somerset—Spaxton rectory 24 8
And 24 prebends 4 0 0
Devon.—Newton Ferris rectory 45 12 1 Bishop of Exeter, 77l. 12s. 1d.
Cornwall—Lansat rectory 32 0 0
Deanery of the Church of Lincoln 196 10 8 John Whitegifte, 253l. 13s. 8d.
Northampton—Nassington prebend in the Church of Lincoln 45 2 2
Lincoln—Lacabie rectory 12 0 10
Archdeaconry of Lincoln 179 19 0 John Aelmer, 186l. 17s. 7d.
Prebend of 10l. in the Church of Lincoln 6 18 7
Archdeaconry of Huntingdon. 57 14 2 John Bullingham, 158l. 0s. 11d.
Berington Bithorn with Edweston rectory 34 3 5
Lowthe prebend in the church of Lincoln 36 3 4
Wethington rectory 30 0 0
Statherne rectory 16 3 0 Richard Howland, 32l. 1s. 11d.
Sibston rectory 15 18 11
Cambridge—Boxworth rectory 18 12 Matthew Hutton, 440l. 14s. 10½d.
Deanery of the church of York 308 10 7
Osbaldwike prebend there 32 13 4
Setrington rectory 42 12 6
London—Brodbury prebend in Paul's church, London 14 6 8
Notts.—Prebend of Exton in the church of Sowthwell 22 19 6
Archdeaconry of York 90 3 0 William Chaterton, 158l. 4s. 6d.
Hunts.—Hallywell with Nedingworth rectory 30 6 2
Fenton prebend in the Metropolitan church of York 37 15 4
Endorsed by Burghley: 1575.
Latin. 41 pp. (138. 132.)
Kesteven and Holland.
1575. A plot of a part of Kesteven and Holland. Also agenda on estate matters.
In Burghley's hand. 1 p. (141. 65.)
1575. "Scholars' verses at Stamford" addressed to Lord Burghley. Signed "Petrus Sims."
1 p. (141. 207.)
1575. Memorial for Theobalds against the Queen's coming.
Endorsed by Burghley. 1 p. (143. 61.)
W. Medlye.
1575. A brief discourse of Rhetoric, by W. Medlye, 1575.
52 pp. (238. 6.)
Thomas Etherington, of Driffield, Yorks, to the Lord Treasurer.
[1575.] In the matter of a suit between him and John Dawson, prisoner in York Castle, concerning the supposed diverting of a water course in the river of Driffield, from the Queen's mill in Skerne, Yorks. (fn. 1) In petitioner's absence the suit was procured to be heard on Thursday last, and a decree given against him. He prays that the suit may be heard again on Thursday next, or after.—Undated.
Petition. ½ p. (186. 36.)
[1575 ?] Presentation of the jury, at the sessions of the Swanny mote, Com. Cantab., that certain tenants of the Bishop of Ely, as of his Manor of Willingham, Cambs, took three flying swans within the mere of the manor, and carried them to the Bishop, who marked them to his own use: whereupon they were each amerced at 20s. Statement of the disputed rights of the Crown and of the Bishop to flying swans, or "fowl marked" swans, taken out of the said mere, or elsewhere within the county and without the Isle of Ely.— Undated.
Endorsed by Lord Burghley: "Bishop of Ely, Cambrid. Swans. Sr. R. Chester." ½ p. (213. 95.)
Le Hyde.
[? 1575.] Memorandum as to the grants of a field called "le Hyde," &c. made between 2 Henry VI. and 38 Hen. VIII.
Endorsed: "Les ix acres et iiijor acres in Westfelde. 1575."
Latin. ½ p. (2222.)


  • 1. For a Special Commission in this suit see Exch. Special Commissions, No. 2594.