Cecil Papers: November 1601

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Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 14, Addenda. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1923.

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November 1601

Charles, Lord Wyllughby to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1601 ?] Nov. 20. As to his grandchild's wardship, there is nothing to be looked for from the estate of the ward's grandfather, Sir Christopher Hilliard. As to his own estate, his yearly rent is not above 900l., and he has only received that much since the death of his father's second wife. He reserves only a small demesne about his house, and two little parks of no great worth. For his charges, he has married three daughters, who have stood him in above 4,000l.; he has three sons living who are some charge to him, two of his late son's daughters to provide for, and a third lately married, but the covenants not yet performed. He prays for the said grandchild's wardship at such a rate that he may be better able to provide for these charges. If Cecil is informed that he has concluded a marriage for his grandchild, it is untrue.
Holograph. Undated.
Endorsed: 20 Nov. 160[1?] Lo. Willoughbie.
pp. (113. 23.)
The Merchant Strangers interested in the 6 ships lately stayed in the Narrow Seas by Sir Robert Maunsfeild, to the Lords of the Council.
[1601, Nov.] Pray that the money and goods may remain in the custody of the Commissioners, and not be brought into the Exchequer; and that the Commissioners be authorized to decide the case.
Undated. 1 p. (1121.)
[See Part xi, p. 476, and Acts P.C. (ed. Dasent) Vol. xxxii., pp. 338, &c.]