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 Queen, to the Bailiff and Jurats of Guernsey.|
|1569–70, Feb, 8.||
Francis Chamberlain, Captain of
Guernsey Castle, being sick, she appoints Thomas Carey,
Captain of Hurst Castle, to take charge there during
Chamberlain's absence.—Hampton Court, 8 February, 1569.
Signed. 1 p. (4. 105.)
Draft of above, with corrections by Cecil.
1¼ pp. (4. 109.)
|The Queen to the Lieutenant of Guernsey Castle, and the Bailiffs &c. of Guernsey.|
|1569–70, Feb. 8.||
Notifying the appointment of Thomas
Carey, Captain of Hurst Castle, to survey Guernsey Castle
and estimate for repairs and fortifications.—Hampton Court,
8 February, 1569.
Signed. 1½ pp. (4. 107.)
Draft of above.
1½ pp. (4. 108.)
|Sir Thomas Gresham's Account.|
|1569–70, March 3.||
Receipts 109,218l. 0s. 10d. Payments
to Cardinal Chattillion, Lord Thomas Howard for the Earl
of Leicester, and others 105,832l. Rest 3,386l. 0s. 10d.
Debts owing to the Queen, paid by her Majesty's servants
44,896l. Debts owing by the Queen both in England and
Endorsed: 3 March, 1569. State of Sir Thomas Gresham's account. 1 sheet. (4. 113.)
|1569–70, March 13.||
"13 March, 1569. Minute from the
Queen's Majesty to the captain, bailiff and jurats of Jersey
for the punishment of Pierre and La Rocque."
Endorsement only. (213. 38.)
|Nicholas Steere to —|
|1569–70, March 14.||
To end his troublous suit, offers to
pay Jones his adversary 5l. yearly for 21 years, and for his
Holograph. Endorsed: 14 March, 1569. 1 p. (4. 119.)
|[Mary, Queen of Scots to the Duke of Norfolk.]|
|[1570,] May 17.||
I have reseved, my own good constant
lord, your comfortable writings, which ar to me als weilcom
as ever thing was, for the hop I see you ar in to have some
beter fortun nor you have had yet, thourow al your friends
favor. And albeiet my friends kas [case] in Scotland be of
hevy displesour to me, yet nothing to the feor I had of my
sons deliver, and thos that I thot micht be caus of longer
deleys in your aferes, and there for I took greter displesour
nor I have done sens, and that disminuschit my helth a leitle.
For the Earl of Shrewsbury cam on nicht so mery to me,
schowing that the Earl of Northumberland was randiit to the
Earl of Sussex, which sens I have found fals, but at the sowdens
I tewk sik feir for friends comerin me that I wept so til I was
al swon thri deies efter. But sens I have hard from you I
have gon abrod and sowcht al meanes to avoyd displesour
for fear of yours. But I have mester (need) to keer for my
helth sens the Earl of Shrewsbury teks me to Chasuth
(Chatsworth) and the pest is in Rodrem [Rotherham], and
to uther pleses not further nor Fulgems no[r] Estlandes. The
Earl of Shrewsbury looks for Betman to be instructed how
to deal with me because he is al his and clin tourned from the
Earl of Leicester; this I asur you and preys you to kip it
quiet. I have no long leser, for I trust to wreit be on of my
genlemen schortly mor surly this, for I t[h]ink to have mor
mater efter Betman's coming. But I feir at Cheswith I shall
guet leitle moyen to heir from you, or to wreit. But I scal
[use] diligence and in the mei[n] tym I wreit to N to have
his opinion in the coming of the V's to obten their mesters
help and to falow it, for com quat so shall I schal never chang
from you, but during lyf be trew and obediant as I have
professit, and swo I prey you think & hold me in your good
grece as your own quha deily schal prey God to send you
hapy and hesty delivrance of al troubles, not doubting but
you would not then injoy alon then al your felisites on
remembren your own fethful to death hwa schal not have
any advancement or rest without you, and so I leave to trouble
you but to comend you to God. At [symbol] this xvii dey of Mey.
Your own D.
The original cipher, now deciphered. Compare with the decipher printed by Labanoff, Lettres de Marie Stuart, III., p. 47, from Harleian MSS 290, fol. 87. The above contains several lines not appearing in the Harleian decipher; which however contains some words not in the original cipher. 1 p. (140. 68.)
Contemporary decipher of the above. 1 p. (133. 7.)
|Francois, Duc d'Alencon to the Earl of Lincoln, Admiral of England.|
|1570, July 11/21.||
I cannot thank you enough for the good
offices you have done for me over there, as I have always
heard both from those who have been in England heretofore
in my behalf and recently from Lord Stafford. The latter
will be able to tell you how I am resolved within a few days
to send Commissioners to the Queen, my good mistress, to
make a proposition to her as to our marriage. I pray for a
continuance of the good will you have always shown me.—
"A Mairemoustier le 21 jour de Juillet, 1570."
Signed. French. 1 p. (133. 6.)
|H. Earl of Huntingdon to Mr. Secretary.|
|1570, Aug. 24.||
There is great expectation amongst the
papists of Lancashire and Cheshire that the Earl of Derby
will play as fond a part this year as the two earls did last year.
He has hitherto been loyal but has at this time many wicked
counsellors. There is one Broune, a conjurer, in his h[ouse]
kept secretly. Uphalle, who was a pirate and had lately
his pardon, could tell somewhat. He that carried Lord
Morley over was also there within this se'nnight kept secretly.
"If you send some faithful and wise spy that would
dissemble to come from D. Alva and dissemble popery, y[ou]
might understand all; for if all be true that is said, there
is a very fond company in that house at this present."—Ashby,
24 Aug., 1570.
P.S.—"I pray God I may not hear any more of your coming to Kenilworth. (fn. 1)"
Endorsed: "Therle of Huntingdon to my master:" and by Cecil, "Earl Derby."
Holograph. Slightly injured. 1 p. [Haynes, p. 603. In extenso.] (173. 119.)
|1570, Sept. 2.||
Letters patent of grant for life to Thomas
Carew of the custody and captaincy of Hurst Castle, Hants.—
Gorhambury, 2 September, 12 Eliz.
Latin. Parchment, damaged. (222. 8.)
|Cecil House and Theobalds.|
|1570, Sept. 24.||
Account of household expenses and works
at Cecil House and Theobalds.
A long roll. (143. 86.)
|Edmond St. Michell alias Barron, to Sir William Cecil.|
Prays Cecil's help to procure payment for ten
tuns of gascoine wine, taken up from him in 1569 for the
Queen's service in Ireland. Undated.
Endorsed: September, 1570. 1 p. (1791.)
|[The Council] to John Hawkins and William Hawkins.|
|1570, Oct. 5.||
Orders them to transport the Cardinal
Shastillion and his family and train from Southampton to
Rochelle, or any other part he thinks convenient; in the
new bark, which they have in charge.—Windsor, 5 October,
Draft. Endorsed: M[inute] to John Hawkins and William Hawkins of Plymouth. ½ p. (214. 8.)
|Debts of John Wilsforde.|
|1570, Nov. 20.||
Letter of attorney from Sir John Parratt
and John Best made unto Ambrose Watson, to recover all
such debts as are due unto either of them from John Wilsforde
the elder, merchant tailor of London.—20 November, 1570.
1 p. (2240.)
|1570, Dec. 13.||
Acknowledgment of receipt by Edward
Baeshe from Lord Clinton, Lord Admiral, of 46l. 11s. 0d. for
two months' victuals for the Willyby, on April 22 last.—
13 December, 1570.
¼ p. (214. 9.)
|Amreinque Fernandes to Francois Mans, Merchant of Antwerp.|
I have embarked cork as follows.
Particulars given. Discusses the terms of their contract
and other business matters. I send you herewith a receipt
from the Almonsarif. He wants you to buy him out of his
money the articles he desires. He is and has been a good
friend to us, so do it and send them off by the first ship.—
Lisbon, 26 Decembro, Anno 1570.
Holograph. Seal. 3½ pp. Dutch. (202. 85.)
|Mary, Queen of Scots.|
|[1570 (?).]||Dissertation on the right of Queen Mary to the crown of England.|
Headed: The second book touching the right, title and
interest of the foresaid Lady Mary, Queen of Scotland, to the
succession of the crown of England.—Undated.
68 pp. (138. 88.)
"A remembrance of such acts as be past, altered
or suspended in Parliament within the Realm of Ireland."
Notes thereon by Cecil. 3 pp. (141. 99.)
|Minute from [the Queen].|
And upon the ending of this letter we cannot but
somewhat note unto you that we find it very strange to see by
advertisement from our cousin of Sussex, the Lord Hudson, and
Sir Ralph Sadler how by the letters of our cousin of Cumberland,
yourself, and the Lord Wharton, you did condescend to send
for our service out of Westmorland and Cumberland but 200
horsemen, and yet not to send them without money to be first
sent unto you, which how hard it was then to be sent unto
you, we think you can consider and for lack of so small
a sum of money we marvel the importance of such a
service should be delayed, of which matter we have somewhat
more largely imported our mind to this bearer.
Fragment. In Cecil's hand. ½ p. (185. 157.)
|1570.||This is the list of the things the Almosaryf wants. ¾ p. Dutch and Portuguese. (202. 89.)|
|R. Topcliffe to —|
Prays that no part of those lands under his
charge which were old Richard Norton, the rebel's, in Craven,
shall pass by sale or grant to any person; as he won the
lands from Procter the father and Procter the son after they
had twice got them as concealed.—Undated.
1 p. (174.)