Cecil Papers: 1599

Pages 102-125

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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Lord Buckhurst.
[Before 1599.] Note of a bond of 500l. given by Sir Robert Cecil to Thomas Lord Buckhurst, and Robert Sackville, his son and heir apparent.
Buckhurst has procured Sir John Roper, John Smith and John Sidley to stand bound to the Queen in 1000 marks, with condition for the payment, in the year 1599, of 500l. by Sir John Pak[enham] to the Exchequer towards the satisfaction of a debt of Richard Young's. Buckhurst and Sackville also stand bound to Roper, Smith and Sidley. This sum of 500l. is due concerning the starch patent, as well as for the debt of Young's. The profits from the said patent are conveyed to Cecil and Sackville, and Cecil is to pay to the Exchequer 250l. of the said 500l.—Undated.
1 p. (98. 53.)
Mons. de Mouy to the Earl of Essex.
[1598–9?] Jan. 3/13 As Desmont [Thomas Esmonds] has written you, I shall be dispensed from writing much. If you send an ambassador here, as rumour runs, give order that Desmont be not changed. He will serve you. The King is very well. "Le meschant quy antreprit sur luy a mis au grand pere tous les gans de bien de ce royaume, antr' autres les povres Huguenos. Il va bien que sommes delivres de crinte." "Paris ce 13 Janvier, nouveau stille."
Holograph. French. 2 Seals.
1 p. (178. 106.)
Thomas Percy to Sir Robert Ker.
[1598–9], Jan. 7. I was glad at receipt of your letter, thinking you had been in the country and that I might presently have spoke with you; but I perceive by it, that the greatness of this storm would hinder your huntsmen for getting your dogs in such breath as they should: it troubles me not a little because my occasions are very earnest to London. But howsoever there shall nothing remove me from hence, till I see an end of your hunting match: nor will I be negligent to furnish you with those sure hounds I have promised which will not fail of their parts in anything: Let me put you in mind of this, that you keep secret from all men as well of your own country as this of whom you have these hounds, for you know it may breed my displeasure at some hands in the highest degree; but I will (and I hope may safely) repose my life upon your honour's secrecy. I will attend your homecoming which I wish may be present, and then I desire to meet you very secretly for I will not come to your house as you desire: for being never there it may be imagined by some after the match (I being there so presently before) that you had your hounds from me, and you know it concerns me much to keep that secret: and thus I take my leave, committing you to God, and all your attempts to his prosperous guiding.—Alnwick this 7 of January.
Addressed: To the honor. my assured friend "lefully" Sir Robart Ker knight Lord Warden of the Middle Marches of Scotland at his house at Sefforth.
1 p. (98. 164.)
Arthur Champernowne to Mr. Reynolds, Secretary to the Earl of Essex.
[1598–9], Jan. 11. According to his letter, written by my Lord's command, has procured Mr. John Howell, merchant of Exeter, to repair to his Lordship and confer with him "about those rates and provisions." Begs him to assist Mr. Howell, by whom he writes to my Lord and who is a "very thankful man" to requite any courtesy.—Chyldhaye, 11 Jan. Signed.
Addressed: "At the Court." 1 p. (48. 2.)
Sir Jo. Smythe to the Earl of Essex.
[1598–9], Jan. 17. He understands by his kinsman Francis Tusser of Essex's noble disposition to procure from her Majesty her favour towards him, and licence to serve under Essex in his intended journey military into Ireland. Desires to attend Essex with horsemen in pay, ready in the field to deliver his orders to colonels, sergeant majors, captains or other officers; or in any other office thought meet.—Badewe, 17 Jan. 1599.
Signed. 1 p. (178. 109.)
John Bridges to the Earl of Essex.
[1598–9], Jan. 20. Whereas you are going into Ireland to subdue those rebels, I beseech you to entertain into your service this bearer, my wife's son, Edward Davy. He hath followed H.M. wars these eight years both by sea and land. He can very perfectly take his plot, height, longitude or latitude, keep his course, prick his card at sea, or any necessary thing belonging to a soldier either by sea or land. I have heard Sir Edward Denney commend him greatly, under whom, being his near cousin, he first served in Ireland. I beseech you to bestow a company on him. He is expert in the military discipline, acquainted with that country and virtuously given.—Sarum, this 20 of January.
Signed. Endorsed: 1599. Seal. 1 p. (67. 106.)
Captain Edward Scott to Mr. Reynolds, Secretary to the Earl of Essex.
[1598–9], Jan. 22. I think you are fully possessed of all the alterations which are determined here in the Low Countries, that those captains which conducted the two thousand soldiers under Sir Thomas Knowles are likely, either all or the most part of them, to be cast, amongst which number I am one. In this my estate is so nearly touched as in losing my company I lose all the freehold and riches which either I have or can hope for, besides loss of reputation in that I shall be a slave to conduct over other men's soldiers upon my charge. I obtained the appointment by you and beg you to obtain that I may continue in the Low Countries.—Vlissen, 22 Jan.
(48. 113.)
Edward Reynolds to Sir Henry Lea, K.G.
[1598–9?], [Jan.] I put my Lord in mind of sending to Mr. Throckmorton and Mr. Cheyny, to whom I had a message to deliver to this effect; that his Lordship was desirous to hear the controversy between them and would have done it this term if the multitude of business had not forced to defer it to the vacation; in the mean time he prays them to prepare themselves and to forbear to spend their money in suits. I was twice the same day at your lodging to hear where I might find you to tell you this, and the next morning; but missed you. I learned that Mr. Throckmorton departed the very morning that you spake unto me, and for Mr. Cheyny I cannot understand where he abideth. This I thought it proper to tell you that you might not impute any negligence to me in the matter.—Undated.
Holograph. 1 p. (179. 170.)
Edward Collyns and Richard Hall to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1598–9], [Jan. ?] They are merchants of London and laded goods for Venice in the Experience which ship was by Captain Izod and the dealers for the owners, upon mere fraud and deceit, supposed prize, and brought back to England. Pray repayment of their disbursements for the freeing of the ship, recompense for the loss of their voyage, &c.
Undated. 1 p. (1299.)
Another petition from the same for restoration of the goods sent by them in the said ship.
Undated. 1p. (386.)
The State of Captain Izod's voyage to Lisbon.
[1598, Jan. ?] After the arrival at Lisbon of the ship the Experience, whereof John Izod was captain and William Juet master, they remained there 11 or 12 weeks in the discharging and sale of the lading etc.
The captain and company continually affirmed they were English, and in the Alphandiga and other places set up their bills and offered their ship as Englishmen to be freighted for Venice.
By their persuasion Hieronimo Stella undertook to freight the ship in part, and so did other Portugals and inhabitants of Lisbon. Part of the goods were to be discharged at Leuta in Africa, and part at Venice. The charter party is made betwixt the laders and master, as of an English ship and with Englishmen, and in the presence of English witnesses.
Hieronimo Stella hath lived at Lisbon above 10 years. He hath lands and possessions there. He is a man of great wealth and trade and is at this time building of a very fair house there. He is a Colonel over divers companies of soldiers, hath served the King divers times in the field, and is now Major-Domo of the Misericordia which infallibly conclude him a subject to the King and his goods lawful prize. As also the said Hieronimo Stella doth lade for Brazil and Santo Mey as also to the East Indies, which no man can be permitted to trade but subjects of the King of Spains. It is clear by their entry in their Alphandiga, and other advices, that the goods are for the account of Hieronimo Stella and others Portugals and subjects to the King. Other particulars.
¾ p. (67. 66.)
Copy of the preceding.
[1598–9, Jan.] Undated.
1 p. (186. 79.)
[The Earl of Essex ?] to the Queen.
[1598–9 ?], [Jan. or Feb.] "Most dear lady—Now I am leaving the shore, and think of all I leave behind me next yourself, none are so dear as they that with most care and zeal do serve you, of which number I beseech your Majesty give me leave to remember that truly honest Earl that waits in my place. Your Majesty is in debt to him, and to yourself till you do for him. Him only of his coat yourself thinks yourself behindhand with. Therefore, dear lady, for your justice sake, for your service sake, and for your poor absent servant's sake take some time to show your favour to him. You shall never repose trust in a safer place. Pardon this freedom of spirit in your Majesty's humblest vassal."
Endorsed: "My L. in favor of my L. of Worcester to her Matie."
(98. 91.)
John Daniell, of Waterford, to the Queen.
[1599], [Febr.] He was made acquainted in the Low Countries with horrible practices intended against the State and the Queen's person: to prevent which he came to England and discovered them to the Lord Treasurer. He is now deprived of his pension from the Low Countries, and of monies due to him. Prays, for his relief, to be granted licence to transport free to the Low Countries or Middleborrow, 200 tons of iron ordnance, i.e., bastard and demy colverings.—Undated.
1 p. (186. 18.)
Enclosure: Services of John Daniell beyond the seas. Hugh Owen and William Hoult, Jesuit, by direction from the Duke of Parma, about November 1591, invented to burn Dieppe, and the Queen's and other ships there: also the ships and boats at Middleborrow. They acquainted him therewith, and besought him to find some of his countrymen (being not of Sir William Stanley's regiment) that could speak French, to execute it. Fearing to deny them, he procured John Anyas for that service, forseeing always never to put the same in practice. For the service Anyas had 500 crowns, had his firework balls, as well to fire as to poison, made at Dunkirk, by William Randall, conveyed them to St. Thomers (Omers), thence to Calais and Dieppe, and sent one Thomsin, now prisoner here, and his own boy thither with the balls, and promised to follow them; but, according to his promise to Daniell, "detracted" the time, so that Thomsin came here and was apprehended, and some of the balls found with him.
Sir William Stanley, Hugh Owen and William Hoult, having in May 1592 invented mischievous practices against the Queen's person, they besought him to choose one not of the Irish Regiment for that purpose. To prevent their wicked attempts, he procured Hugh Cahill to undertake it and never to execute it. They delivered Cahill 100 crowns, with promise of 2000 crowns and a pension after his return.
Fearing his policy should be discovered, he came here with his wife and children by a passport obtained through the Earl of Ormond in Sept., 1592, her Majesty being then at Ramsbury, and discovered these practices with others to the Lord Treasurer.
Hugh Cahill, by the procurement of James Archer and William Walpall, Jesuits, as messengers from Sir William Stanley and the persons aforesaid, came hither in company with Sir John Scudamore's son, a priest; and coming to Daniell, he brought him to the Lord Treasurer, who could not attend to examine him, but he has been examined by Mr. Justice Younge, who will declare Daniell's services in the matter.
He received two letters from beyond seas, which he sent to the Lord Treasurer, sealed as he received them; and after, another letter which he opened and delivered to the Earl of Essex.—Undated.
1 p. This seems to be the petition referred to in Daniell's letter to Sir R. Cecil printed in Cal. of C.P. IX., 411. Cf. also S.P. Dom Cal: 1598–1601, p. 236, under date July 4, 1599. (186. 19.)
The Earl of Essex to the Earl of Southampton.
[1598–9], March 6. The Queen and I have had no jar since I came. Of you nor of any particular friend of mine or place in th' army, there hath been no mention; which I was content to let pass because when my commission is once past it will give me authority in direct words to bestow all places, and then if she quarrel with me, her wrong is the greater and my standing upon it will appear more just. She tells me I must resolve to go and that I must make haste, for I shall have my dispatch from her forthwith. I mean to be with you to-morrow night, and then I will give you account of all things. 6 of March.
Holograph. Seal. 1 p. (178. 133.)
The Duc de Bouillon to the Earl of Essex.
[1598–9.] March 6/16. Vous aures ce mot pour vous dire que nous atandons tout heureus succes de vostre voyage. Je ne crins point les ennemis mes bien la rudesse du pais et les anvieus de vos merites. Les afaires des Espagnols ne semblent pas s'acroistre par ce changemant de roy. Nous sommes au pes et croy qu'elle nous durera, car nous fesons presparatisve de guerre, a scavoir d'argent mounissions et artillerie. L'on tient que le duc de Savoye nous viendra voir.
A Paris ce 16e Mars.
Holograph. ½ p. (135. 200.)
Patrick Sedgrave to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1599.], [April or later.] Taken at Sandwich and now prisoner in the Gatehouse. Prays for release. Speaks of the "most doleful mischance of powder" in Dublin in 1597, whereby some of his relatives were slain.—Undated.
1 p. (1002.)
William Maynard.
1599, May 24. Verses addressed to Sir Robert Cecil by William Maynard. Latin.
1 p. (144. 262.)
The Isle of Bommel.
[1599, May 28.] Illustrated map of attack by the Spaniards on the Isle of Bommel. Enclosed in letter of John Hanard, Amsterdam, 28 May, 1599. (See his letter, Calendar of Cecil Papers, part ix., p. 184), with descriptive verse underneath, and index showing what the figures on the map stand for.
Printed. (Maps 2. 54.)
Plan of Bommel Wardt during the siege by the Spaniards. Undated. Vellum. (Maps 2, 39.)
John Poyntz to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1599, After May ?] Reminds Cecil of his promise to him when he sued for the wardship of his wife's daughter, then promised to Lord Cobham. Now prays for the wardship of the heir of Mr. Dilland, of Farringego, Northamptonshire, who is not like to live; and he will willingly bestow 100l. on one of Cecil's gentlemen.—Undated.
1 p. (1929.)
Mary Gate to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1599, After May ?] In case of the death of her brother-inlaw Charles Egerton, prays that the wardship of his son Charles may be bestowed on the son himself, his mother not being fit to have it.—Undated.
½ p. (1941.)
Patrick Tipper, agent of the County of Kildare, to Sir R. Cecil.
[1599, June.] For payment for beeves and other cessments levied upon the county for the Queen's service.—Undated.
1 p. (408.)
Robert Crawfurth to Sir Robert Cecil.
[Probably after 20 June, 1599.] Prisoner in the Marshalsea. For liberty upon bond to bestow himself with friends in London: for the company of his wife and children: and for maintenance.
Undated. 1 p. (1307.)
John Colville to Lord Archibald Douglas.
[1599], [July 21.] Arrived yesternight late, and will see no man till he speaks with him. Asks to see him this forenoon, and the sooner the better.—Undated.
½ p. (98. 68.)
[William] Denys to the Queen.
[1599.] [July?] Her Majesty referred the consideration of review to the Archbishop, who reported no just cause thereof. Her Majesty, satisfied of the justice of Denys's cause, referred the execution thereof to the Archbishop again. It has been since sentenced for Denys in the (fn. 1) Star Chamber. Denys was there acquitted of all misdemeanours and Barham fined and judged to pay Denys's costs. Denys prays that his wife may be placed where he may have access to her, to reconcile her love: and if within a year she be not willing to marry him (her father putting in security she shall marry no other man during his life: Denys doing the like) he will leave her to herself and her father's custody till God shall alter her mind.—Undated.
Unsigned. ½ p. (90. 70.)
William Bubbe.
[1599, July.] There passed from a servant of William Bubbe, of Matson in the county of the city of Gloucester, 15 silver shillings which he said he received from his master, and which being tried were all bad. Bubbe was apprehended by the sheriffs, who searched his house, but found no instruments for coining, nor any bad money, but 20l. or more of good money. On a new search 10 weeks after one of the sheriffs found some clippings in a letter, but not above a half pennyweight, and that reported to be of the same money which was put away. The place was searched divers times before, and nothing found; and it is well known that the same sheriff exceedingly hated Bubbe, as it publicly appeared at his trial. It was proved that there repaired to him a priest that should be a practiser with him in coining; but this man being taken, imprisoned and examined, they could find nothing against him, only he drew a powder out of a tin for physic, which is ordinary. A smith in Gloucester made certain things bespoken by Bubbe for a friend of his. The smith's wife confessed that she saw the man for whom they were made. This was enforced to be for Bubbe, but nothing could be found in all their searches. The smith, by command of the justices, made a pattern of the same, which was sent to Sir Richard Marten, and he certified that they were instruments for coining, which certificate was a principal evidence for his conviction. There were divers examinations taken by Mr. Garnons and Mr. Machin with Mr. Atkins the town clerk, and written by Mr. Atkins, who are all thought his adversaries: not in the matter of justice or for his trial, but upon other malice. These examinations were not certified at the trial with the justices' hands, with which the chief of the Bench found great fault. The examinations and their speech upon their oath at the bar did in many things differ. On these considerations, with the weakness of the jury, which the justices likewise disliked, not thinking them fit to try his life, and finding things hardly urged by his adversaries, they did immediately upon the verdict of the jury, before they stirred from the Bench (as it appeared in their own inclination to preserve him), grant his reprieve till the 2nd of August next. Bubbe was never in question until now for coining, nor for any other notorious fact.
Endorsed by Munck: William Bubbe.
p. (130. 106.)
Dr. John Duport to Sir Robert Cecil.
1599, Aug. 6. Understands Cecil's chaplain Dr. Bennett is shortly to be advanced to the see of Ely. Begs his commendation to be Bennett's successor "in the Windsor." Jesus College in Cambridge, 6 August, 1599.
Holograph. 1 p. (54. 11.)
Dennis Durrant.
[1599.] Aug.] Note of the charges of Dennis Durrant for bringing a Spaniard at the commandment of the Mayor by direction from "your honours" from Plymouth to the Court at Nonsuch. Total 9l. 7s. 6d.—Undated.
½ p. (98. 89.)
[See Calendar of Cecil MSS. IX, 262.]
Henry Huddelston to Lady Dormer.
[1599] [Aug.] "I hold it needless to use many persuasions where I know beforehand they will take no effect; yet thus much I must entreat at your hands, as to censure all those injuries which you think I have done you in the best manner, and seem to favour me in your own conceit as one that you will do good for bad to: and in time I doubt not but so well to satisfy you as you will rather have cause to joy at these courses, than to dislike of them as now I know you do. Yet if I might entreat you to persuade Sir Robert to smother them up, I know it would be the best for me, and not any danger to him: for I do think if it pleased him to keep it, I should not be missed; but that I refer to your own discretions, so long as the true cause is known. I hope it will prove no danger to you, whose happiness and good fortune I will ever so well as my own soul daily pray for, desiring that you will sometimes remember [me] in your best devotions."—Undated.
Addressed: "To his very good Lady and Mother the Lady Dormer, at Wing (Wenge.)"
1 p. (98. 124.)
[Probably the second enclosure in Sir Robert Dormer's letter to Cecil of 29 Aug., 1599. See Calendar of Cecil MSS., Part IX., p. 332.]
Musters in London.
[Aug.? 1599] Orders for discipline set down by the Queen and confirmed by the Council, formerly granted by the Council and put in execution by the captains of the Trained Bands within the City of London in anno 1588: now revived and granted to be put in execution. Signed by the Earl of Nottingham.
Endorsed: Orders for the reviving of the discontinued exercise of arms in the Artillery Yard.
1 p. (141. 177.)
Jane Nevill to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1599?], Sept. 9. Prays that the Queen, after she is possessed with the truth of her husband's title, will take order for his sufficient maintenance out of his own: which he seeks not but to her Majesty's better benefit. These things are not suddenly accomplished, and in the meantime she has a great charge of children. Having no means left, she prays that to help herself she may use the commodity of starch, and deliver it into the warehouse, which to those that be officers is commodious.—Lambeath, 9 Sept.
Holograph. Endorsed: 159(9 ?)
1 p. (73. 92.)
E. Lady Leighton to Sir Robert Cecil.
1599, Oct. 13. Thanks for the sweet gloves it pleased him to send her, but much more for the joyful intelligence of her Majesty's vouchsafed mindfulness, especially expressed by such affectionate words as were not the writer of very sufficient credit her faith would fail her therein. Beseeches him to present to her Highness her most dutiful acknowledgments of her precious favour.—Guernsey, this 13 of October.
Endorsed: 13 October, '99.
Holograph. Seal. 1 p. (95. 162.)
Printing Licenses.
[1599], [Oct. 18.] 1. Grant to Mr. Morley to print as many set songs in parts as he shall think expedient, in the English, Latin, French and Italian tongues, for the music either of church or chamber, or otherwise to be sung or played, straitly forbidding any other to print any song or songs in parts.
2. Grant to Mr. Day to print the psalms of David in English metre, with notes to sing the same, straitly forbidding etc.
Undated. 1 p. (103. 56.)
[Probably the enclosure referred to in Bancroft's letter to Cecil of Oct. 18. See C.P. Calendar IX., p. 373.]
Thomas Tennant, Doctor of Physic, to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1599], [Oct.?] A seal of arms of the King of Scots was found in his trunk, with letters of commendation in his name and other merchants, some sealed and some in blank. He never used them in all his life, neither came to them these three years, but ignorantly, as the custom was and is amongst many merchants to use such seals for their safe conduct and liberty to traffic. He has been in England 7 years and means to dwell here. He prays Cecil to make a favourable construction of his offence.—Undated.
½ p. (186. 153.) [See Cecil Calendar IX., p. 378.]
John Manners to the Earl of Rutland.
1599, Nov. 7. Has had charge of the Forest during Rutland's minority, and has moved Rutland to petition her Majesty to commit the Justiceship thereof to him (Rutland), as heretofore it has been committed to his great grandfather, grandfather, uncle and father; but Rutland has not moved therein with effect. It is necessary that the office be bestowed, otherwise the Forest in short time will be destroyed, because the forest laws cannot be executed. "Your Lordship's uncle always to command."— 7 Nov., 1599.
Holograph. 1 p. (57. 2.)
W. Waad to [Simon] Willis.
1599, Nov. 13. The Lord Chief Justice has examined Lambert, the master of a bark that brings over books and fugitives. He confesses to bringing over some quantity, but left divers bundles of books behind, and offers to go again to Calais to fetch them, and to give notice of them and of the passengers he may have. Asks for "His Honour's" [Cecil's] instructions.—This Tuesday at night. Holograph.
Endorsed: 13 Nov., '99."
1 p. (57. 17.)
"John of the Closett" to the Queen.
[1599], [before Dec. 18.] Prays that William Sugden's office of "Bag carrier with the rolls and records of the Receipt" may be surrendered to William Goddard.—Undated.
Note by Tho. Egerton that he sees no inconvenience in the suit.
1 p. (406.)
William Goddard to [Sir Robert Cecil ?]
[1599, before Dec. 18.] As to the office of bagbearer of the Receipt, which Mr. Sugdon is content to surrender to him.— Undated. 1 p. (1302.)
The Fellows of Clare Hall, Cambridge to Sir Robert Cecil.
1599, Dec. We lately received her Majesty's letters in recommendation of Mr. Dr. Moultlow to the Mastership of our College, whereby nevertheless it pleased her of her magnificent favour not to press us by any special commandment for the choice of him, or to prejudice our liberty in the election. And by reason of our oaths particularly imposed by our statutes we have (not without grief of mind that we are constrained to swerve from her Majesty's direction) been bold to make choice of one of our own selves in our conscience more fitting the government of our house than any man else then named. And not daring to presume upon any immediate answer unto her sacred Highness we are all most humble suitors that you would be our mediator for her gracious acceptance of our foresaid act; protesting in all sincerity that it hath not proceeded from want of regard unto her gracious letters, but from the necessity whereunto we find ourselves tied by conscience and oath in our election.
Endorsed: 1599, December. Fellows of Clare Hall in Cambridge to my master.
Five Signatures. 1 p. (136. 23.)
Clare Hall, Cambridge.
[1599], [Dec.] This party Doctor Branthwayt intended by the Earl [of Essex (fn. 2) ] being especially commended for his worthiness by the Archbishop of Canterbury, her Majesty vouchsafed her gracious dispensation to retain his fellowship for a time, which otherwise within one year after his commencement of Doctor he should have lost.
Of all them which have been chosen to this Mastership he only is qualified according to the College statutes, the other being incligible.
He hath an especial certificate of commendation from the Vice-chancellor of the University and other the heads of colleges to be a man very worthy to be retained in some principal place in the University. He hath for his maintenance only a poor fellowship which he enjoyeth by her Majesty's toleration, being not as yet provided of ecclesiastical living or promotion.
Endorsed: Concerning Clare Hall.
½ p. (136. 24.)
Jonas Waterhous to the Queen.
[1599?], [Dec.] For a lease in reversion, for his services and losses in apprehending in Scotland Edmond Ashfeild, a dangerous practiser against the state, now prisoner in the Tower.—
Undated. ½ p. (1069.)
[Probably the enclosure in Lord Willoughby's letter of Dec. 1599. See Cecil Cal: ix., p. 422.]
[Patrick], Master of Gray to Mr. Lock.
[1599?] Because I must write over this and have no leisure and that it containeth no substantial point, if time serve, show it to Mr. Secretary and tell me his opinion of it, and I shall send for it in the morning. Receive my passport and, seeing the time is so little, I pray you reform it where it saith—and back again to London—add this—or if it shall fortune him to land in any of the north parts of England that he be provided with horses to Barwik or elsewhere.
Holograph. ½ p. (85. 150.)
English fugitives to Spain.
[1599?] "About Bayon, are so many rivers, that a messenger can pass no other way for Spain but directly through the town, to go about by Vaxa Navarre or Byarn is very tedious.
That the Count Egremont would give secret warning to the parts of St. Pelay and Byarn, that no suspected person pass unexamined: and to give order for the apprehension and examination of such English fugitives or others, as shall be discovered by Francis Lambart to pass through Bayon, for some have passed of late, and usually do pass that way, both from the Cardinal and divers rebels of England, France and Flanders, hereby no doubt will be discovered many secret and notable practices and devices against these united princes."— Undated.
Endorsed by Robert Cecil "Note of Mr. Honyman."
½ p. (98. 128.)
Captain Henry Malbie to the [Earl of Essex ?]
[1599.] Details the various applications he has made to him for employment, and renews them now he is advised of [Essex's] sudden despatch. Refers to the certificate of the Lord General as to his ability to serve. Of his imprisonment, and the malice of his adversaries. He sent to him by Sir Alexander Ratclif a draft of Connaught: and since, he has endeavoured to declare something of the North, which he sent to Sir Robert Sidney: by both of whom, and also by his wife, he has received assurances of [Essex's] favour. His place has been good and long in the war, wherein he was never yet disgraced. If held unworthy of preferment, prays for licence to travel some five years, which he hopes will mend his fortunes, for he will not return into his own country disgraced.—Undated.
Speaks of "your house of Wanstead."
Endorsed: "Essex."
2 pp. (98. 150/2).
Exchange of Bishop of Ely's Lands.
[1599?] An examination of the question arising out of the circumstance that the Bishop of Ely having exchanged certain lands with her Majesty and her Highness requiring the same to be confirmed by the Dean and Chapter, "some pause or stay is made because the fact is thought disallowable by the civil law, by the Canon law and by laws of the realm."
The writer cites verbatim giving the references, passages from the codes, and "answers" each after stating it. He concludes—The conclusion of all is the answer to the last question, that the case of the Bishop of Ely is such as is before declared, he hath not alienated any of the lands of the church without recompense, but exchanged some for like yearly value to the only use and benefit of her Majesty, a most christian prince, for the better defence of religion and the commonweal, and that in a time of great need, as may appear by the sale of her Highness's own lands, by levying of great subsidies, borrowing great sums of money; all which notwithstanding, the coffers are still empty, as with one voice they all witness which best know, by reason of excessive expenses disbursed in continual and chargeable wars. And if remuneration and recompense to such as have deserved well of the church be one lawful cause to alienate the goods and possessions thereof, I am sure all the present clergy of England with one voice and one consent not only will confess with their mouths but do acknowledge in their hearts that her Majesty as well for the free course and liberty of the gospel and her infinite charge to uphold the same, as also for many other gracious favours done to the Ecclesiastical State, hath justly deserved as much service as we can do her, and as great recompense as our poor estates are able to yield unto her. And I am out of doubt that this matter would never have been gainsaid by any but that it is suspected by some that the advantage of this exchange in part will be converted to private uses, wherein they err by hasty judgment and may easily be delivered from this error if they will give care to a manifest truth: for the L. High Treasurer of England (a witness above all exception) both by word and writing hath often testified that the whole benefit is for her Majesty and the common estate whereof the said L. Treasurer did assure the Bishop at their first conference, and it was the first question that he was bold to ask the Lord Treasurer— whereof being fully resolved that the commodity was for the crown only, and the L. Treasurer vouchsafing something particularly to acquaint the said Bishop with the wants and necessities of the times, he was persuaded in his conscience he might lawfully do it in this case, and should have done amiss to refuse it.
Unsigned. Undated. 8 pp. (139. 209.)
The French Court.
[C. 1599.] Verses endorsed "Upon the marriage of the King of F. his sister." A squib upon the French court, with side notes explaining the personal allusions.
Begins: "Et sera Pape Revestu Sy Tout le monde me veut croire."
Ends: "Sy Josois prandre la licence Je te dirois adieu la france."
French. 15½ pp. (144. 254.)
Martin Kydman to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1599?] My imprisonment is very grievous to me. And that your honour may rightly understand the cause, I do request you to talk with Doctor Hawkins, who was present in Vienna when I was there, who will satisfy you upon what occasion I went to the friar and who sent me there, and for truth that we knew all which was written against us, before we ran from Turkey, and that the letter came into our hands, when we might have gone either to Spain or Italy. If you will ask the master of the ship in which we returned and the merchants that were in her, you will find that we saw the letter and also had a writing made under their hands to the same effect, which being before your honour we forgot to show. I understand Robert Brown is come into England who is accused of the same fact as I am, and whom you may examine. All I hope is that you will consider how maliciously we are treated by Sir Anthony Shirley or whoever wrote that letter, which was only designed to bring us into trouble on our return. But if I ever meddled with matters of state or practised against my Prince, I wish I may have the punishment of a traitor.
Holograph. 1 p. (179. 7.)
Anthony Bacon to the Earl of Essex.
[1599.] As I was bold the other night to recommend unto your Lordship my ancient good friend Mr. Harry Gosnall, not only out of a particular affection but upon assurance of his good parts and his six years experience in Ireland, so now, as I cannot present him in person, I must by these few lines. Signed.
½ p. (179. 106.)
Sir Robert Drury to George Parker.
[1599?] Uncle Parker, I perceive by your letters how you are crossed by the follies of Mynne and the boys and that by that degenerate rogue Tom Drury they are published and by his practises much trouble like to ensue unto you as also great disgrace to me, and because you are wise enough let the foot boys and Myn be forewarned of that rogue's company as they will have my favour. I bade both Charles and they all that were towards me take heed of him and that filthy rogue Hasted. I marvel he was not arrested. You shall find at one time or other in his drunken alepots his tongue shall walk. You did very ill to spare him. It will rather hurt than otherwise; for if he had spoken upon his arrest any matter, it would have received small credit, and you and I know many ways to discredit his testimony. Deliver this letter inclosed to mine uncle Stafford and follow his directions and either send the boy to me or keep him at home with you: Bid Mr. Brabon neither to let the rogue have a penny nor once to harbour him if he come that way nor Besse Barns nor any of my tenants or neighbours. I will do well with my rogue I have here, fear you not. I am crossed here contrary to my expectation and the promises made. My Lord bids me assure you he will give the Lord Woodhouse his protector a sound blow at the last; he shewed me the letter the L. Chief Justice sent him. I perceive there hath been old suing and plotting. Besides it appeareth her highness is very gracious to him and that only because she is persuaded the depositions are altered. It seemeth my Lord of Essex is possessed mightily so by some letters. Therefore desire mine uncle Stafford to write unto his Lordship that it is nothing but Tom Drury's plots that he deviseth to beg and get money with. I doubt not but that it is wonderful as chargeable as you write. Let Mr. Brabon deliver you the ten pounds Tom Drury should have had and take Mahewes rents. I have written to Mr. Brabon it should be so, as also you shall have a further note of Sadler how you shall have a present supply; spare for no cost rather than matters should quail; see if you can get that rogue to come over by any persuasion, and if you can be assured thereof let him have all things that is reasonable in your judgement; otherwise not a penny. You must direct your letters to the post at Westchester and he will convey it to Dublin and there is one will bring it presently appointed for the purpose for all letters whatsoever. I have been so sickly since I came over and am not in tune with my hurt as yet but hope well of some better strength. My Lord hath some knowledge of her Highness command of some dislike her Highness hath of your proceedings but I have showed him my uncle his letters and yours; he hath addressed his whole mind to my Lord Chief Justice, which will serve the turn and seeing it is but matters deposed of others speeches and not by the parties themselves, it will not much hurt us, my Lord Chief Justice thinks, and he will grant out no warrants, Yet there hath been intolerable suit made by divers of great account. Deliver or send this letter to Sir Thomas Jarrett (Gerard) and desire him to remember his promise and bid him be careful, for there are crafty eyes upon him. Bid Mr. Danby fear no colours; as he hath had many checks, so he shall have many thanks and that not long to be performed, and let him be sure my Lord Chief Justice will be a buckler good enough for him, for all my Lord Cobham do what he can and let him be well dealt withal by you. I wonder the verdict is thus deferred. It is for some politic trick. Look well to it, but I think he is so well there that he is loath to go thence; for he will never be in the like company again. His diet and lodging are no ways offensive and he hath company for his humour. Deliver these letters to Mr. Lylley, Mr. Brabon, Covell and Gosnall. Let Burde look well to his charge. Let my wife have this letter, and if Mr. Sharpe be at the Court let me hear how matters stand. Desire mine uncle to be careful of me and see that Mr. Brabon deliver him fifty pounds. Let him persuade my grandmother not to be timorous and let her have this letter, and send speedily back how your cases stand. For my Lord Chief Justice shall do all my Lord's will nor may appear in the case but underhand. At the last my Lord Cobham's dealings shall be looked into; fear you not; my Lord Chief Justice, Sir Thomas Jarrett and Sir Edward Stafford who are firm also fear you not that; and though my grandmother may be timorous, yet dismay you not yourself, you know her humour, and the Queen knoweth the Lord's humour against my Lord, and was made acquainted with my Lord Cobham's tricks sufficiently before his departure; and as for Mr. Secretary he will not so much as appear in it. My Lord and I know the drifts of them all. The world is full of crosses or otherwise it were no world. You shall find ere it be long they that now brave it most, will clap their tails between their legs. Doubt you not that my Lord Cobham's privy tricks will appear daily more than more. You shall hear news of comfort. Let me hear by every convenient post or other messenger of all matters as also how Gyps Cobell and you agree. P.S.—Send Frank away as soon as you can, but not Tom upon better advice; for I will not have the rogue Will and him meet, if you think you may keep him in safety.
Holograph. Undated. 2 pp. (179. 148.)
Thomas, Lord Cahir, to the Bishop of Cork.
[1599.] "This present morning hither came unto me an honest man, who did assure me that the Earl of Ormonde was at Ballinineake where some of his men were killed, and then the Viscount Montgarrett came Saturday morning to Nockarnegore, accompanied with Onele his son and divers others far greater than the Earls. And the Earl came to Drihend ne Farnye, where all Saturday they remained, and before the other all Saturday: which I thought fit to certify: the Earl by the Castle, and the other company on the other side."—Cahir, this present Sunday morning.
Endorsed: From the Lord of Cahir to Doctor Craughe.
1 p. (98. 59.)
Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of London, to the Queen.
[1599?] Some years since they entered bonds for the repayment of 33,374l, 4s. 4d. delivered to the Queen by Sir Horatio Palavicino, and for the payment of an annuity of 3,337l. 8s. 5d. out of the Exchequer to Sir Horatio: the Queen giving them a counterbond for their indemnity. One half of the 33,374l. 4s. 4d. is assigned, as is pretended, by Sir Horatio to Fabritio Palavicino, who importunes them for the annuity and arrears, and threatens to put their bond in suit in this country, or against their freemen's goods abroad. He has entered suit against them in the Common Pleas, where by course of justice he will prevail against them in short time. The city being at present indebted in great sums of money, they are unable to pay him, and if the suit is pursued against their freemen abroad, it will hinder their traffic and diminish the Queen's customs. They therefore pray that the annuity and bond may be discharged by such means as seem most fit to the Queen.—Undated.
1 p. (186. 92.)
Jasper Swift to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1599.] Prays for leave to return to Oxford University. He wishes to enter the ministry, where his life and religion shall be so conformable as that neither of them shall savour of the seminary wherein he lived. He has informed Lord Cobham and the Bishop of London of the state of the seminary, with the names of all there, and of the proceedings of the Jesuits and other priests; and is ready to show himself a most dutiful subject.—Undated. Petition.
1 p. (186. 151.)
Richard Tarvar, one of the Constables of Westminster, and his watchmen there, to the Council.
[c. 1599?] On July 17, his watch night, Sir William Woodhouse, Mr. Ashley the pensioner and 12 others went in most uncivil sort to and fro in the streets, to the great disquietness of all honest neighbours: and the watch entreating them to depart in peace, they not only refused but used most vile terms against her Majesty and their authority, offering great force by dint of weapons, and so taking house, kept themselves therein with their pistols. This example being very dangerous, they beg the Council to send for the parties and take order therein.—Undated.
30 names attached. 1 p. (186., 152.)
— to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1599?] I did make Sir John Stanhope acquainted with certain words that John Symonds did speak of your honour, and of my Lord of Essex: not to me but to three of the honest men in our parish: these were the words that your honour should say to my Lord of Essex that my Lord Cromwell did lose his head for a less matter, and with that my Lord of Essex should offer to strike your honour, and that man must not be stabbed in the Council Chamber, and since that time he told to Porder, one of the ordinary messengers of the Chamber, that he was sent from the Court by your honour and the Earl of Nottingham to look what company was at the christening of the Earl of Essex's child. The men's names are Edward Walker, Thomas Parris, Wolston Childe and Porder the messenger, if it please you to send for them to be heard, or that Mr. Beale or St. John Killagrew or Mr. Wade may have the hearing of it, for now he doth deny it. Ever since he doth say he did see a letter that I wrote to Sir John Stanhope and doth say that I am a traitor and did carry the Queen's letter to the enemy: beseeching your honour that I may be purged in the matter, for I having served her Majesty 24 years was never found faulty.—Undated.
Unsigned. 1 p. (205. 91.)
— to the Earl of Essex.
[1599?] Advertisements to be given to understand to the Earl of Essex. First of one Mr. Blackwell, a man using often into France, and one that cometh often to and fro enticing over many young gent. Likewise of a certain man of Mr. Constable's, who having been beyond the seas hath in most wicked manner abused her Majesty in words, at the house of the Bishop of Devores in France. Which advertisement I was wished to make known unto hon. Lordship by one Monsieur Le Roye, a minister now in Paris and sometime a minister in Southampton.
Undated. ½ p. (A7.)
Thomas Parry to [the Earl of Essex.]
[1599.] Has brought the patterns of the armour, coats, doublets and hose, according to his Lordship's pleasure signified upon his petition, and will undertake that the soldiers shall be armed and apparelled in far better sort than any others that heretofore have been sent for Ireland. Prays the shipping and transporting of all the soldiers that shall be embarked at Bristol.—Undated.
½ p. (1a.)
Lady Norris, widow, to the Queen.
[1599.] The castle of Mallo, granted to her late husband, has been fortified at great cost, and is capable of a good garrison. The profits of the demesne are wholly converted to the use of the garrison. Prays for grant of money in recompence.—
See Calendar of Cecil Papers, IX., 390.
Undated. ½ p. (291.)
Hillary and Jane Payne, of Jersey, to the Council.
[1599?] Beg for restoration of their lands and goods, taken from them by sentence of the Queen. They can then pay all their creditors.—Undated.
1 p. (396.)
[Cf. Calendar of S.P. Dom., 1589–1601, p. 256.]
George Waddam to the Privy Council.
[1599.] For £900 compensation for the loss of his ship in the Queen's service.—Undated.
Note signed by Sir R. Cecil and the Earl of Nottingham that the Queen grants the petition.—Court at Whitehall, 18 February.
1p. (694.)
[Cf. Acts of P.C. New Series, XXIX., 418]
Petitions, &c. to Sir Robert Cecil.
Thomas North.
[1599.] When he escaped out of the galleys he paid for horse hire and a guide to bring him to Sherbrooke in France six French crowns, and after for a ship to bring him to England 27 French crowns, besides other expenses, amounting in all to £11. As such expenses tended to her Majesty's service, prays repayment.—Undated.
½ p. (81.)
Philip Deacon.
[1599.] In August last was sent by his master Mr. Richard Hawkins with letters from Spain to Cecil and others, but at Guernsey Sir Thomas Leyton the Governor took the letters from him, and ordered that he should be imprisoned when he came to London. Has been for three weeks prisoner in Mr. Pope's house at St. Katherine's. Prays that Cecil will deliver to him the other letters, and relieve his great want.—Undated.
½ p. (165.)
Mary Cecil.
[1599?] Is wife to Philip Cecil, who is now imprisoned. Prays Cecil to move the Lord Chief Baron to put her husband in the pardon which he is about to purchase from the Queen.— Undated. ½ p. (191.)
[Cf. Cal. S.P. Dom.: 1598–1601, p. 344.]
Phillip Cecil.
[1599?] Prays that the Queen may be moved by Dr. Cæsar for his pardon, herewith drawn and signed by the Lord Chief Baron and Mr. Justice Clenche.—Undated.
½ p. (604.)
Captain Edward Fisher.
[1599?] For payment of £186, advanced by him to the garrison of Carrickfergus.—Undated.
½ p. (273.)
Elizabeth More.
[1599?] For the Queen's pardon of her husband George More, late of Orston, Notts, now in Scotland.—Undated.
½ p. (293.)
[See Cal. Part IX., pp. 165, 166, 186, 395.]
The Same.
[1599?] As Cecil will not mediate with the Queen for her husband's pardon, prays that he may have licence to come into England, only to procure maintenance for herself and children.—
Undated. ½ p. (974.)
Mathew Younge.
[1599?] For command of a company in Northamptonshire.— Undated. ½ p. (343.)
[Cf. Cal. Part IX., p. 363.]
Thomas Gawyn.
[c. 1599.] Of the forfeitures and imprisonments endured by him on indictments for recusancy. Prays for leave to reverse the indictments by certiorari or by error. Offers the Queen £20 a month instead of the rent now reserved of his lands.—
Undated. 1 p. (370.)
Robert Crayford.
[1599 ?] For enlargement from prison and maintenance.— Undated. 1 p. (389.)
Owen Garvy.
[1599 ?] For his service as a groom of the Queen's chambers, prays to be preferred to Sir George Carew, who is shortly to go as Governor of Munster, as his messenger.—Undated.
½ p. (401.)
Edward Gold, of Limerick.
[1599?] Prays Cecil to further his suit to the Queen for relief of his distress.—Undated.
1 p. (405.)
Francis Cleaton.
[1599 ?] For pension for services in the wars in Ireland.— Undated. 1 p. (467.)
Christopher Peyton.
[1599 ?] Was appointed for life auditor general of Ireland, as well for the wars as for the Queen's revenues; but the Earl of Essex has lately appointed James Ware his servant auditor of the wars. Prays restitution of his office, and also of his rooms in Dublin Castle, which the Earl of Essex has taken for lodging for his household.—Undated.
½ p. (497.)
[See Cal. of S.P. Ireland, 23 Dec., 1599, p. 338.]
Paul de la Hay.
[1599 ?] For the wardship of the son of James John Richard, or order for payment of what William Cecil, petitioner's father in law, should have had for the same.—Undated.
Referred by Cecil to Mr. Attorney.
1 p. (802.)
Martin Audys.
[1599 ?] Has brought over certain books, with a good intent, at great charge: prays that he may not be altogether a loser.— Undated. 1 p. (910.)
Josua Aylmer.
[1599 ?] His spoils by the rebels in Munster, and his services under the Earl of Essex. Prays for a foot company there, or a place of commissary for the Musters.—Undated.
1 p. (915.)
John Fawether.
[c. 1599 ?] Was appointed to apprehend seminary priests, and by his means Robert Watkinson alias Wilson was convicted and executed, which has laid him open to dangers from the papists. Prays for maintenance for his services.—Undated.
1 p. (952.)
Arthur O'Toole.
[c. 1599 ?] Particulars of his damages by his inheritance of Powers Court and Toole's Country being withheld from him. Prays for consideration.—Undated.
pp. (990.)
Elizabeth More.
[1599 ?] For relief. She and her husband George More have conformed themselves, and he will be ready to yield the utmost satisfaction for his offence.—Undated.
½ p. (1134.)
Sir Edward Conway.
[c. 1599 ?] One Kennell has obtained stay of payment of petitioner's pay and entertainment, until a bond of his for £100 be satisfied. His pay was exempted by special proviso from the bond. Prays reversal of Kennell's warrant, and he will satisfy him out of his estate in England.—Undated.
½ p. (1176.)
John Champin.
[1599 ?] For payment for sack and powder supplied by him to Castle Mayn, by which means the men and castle were saved from the enemy.—Undated.
1 p. (1239.)
Donnele O'Sullivane.
[1599 or later.] One of the ward of the Queen's fort of Castlemainge. His services during the late revolt in Munster. Petitions for his pay.—Undated.
¾ p. (1240.)
Henry Derrick.
[1599 ?] For payment of his charges for bringing over one Roads, a soldier who had been prisoner with the Spaniards, from Flushing, by order of Sir William Browne.—Undated.
½ p. (1360.)
[Perhaps the English soldier referred to in Sir Wm. Browne's letter to Cecil of 2 July, 1599. S.P. Dom: Cal. p. 231.]
Captain John Baxter.
[c. 1599 ?] The Lord Treasurer promised to employ him at Ballechanan, but it is doubtful if the peace will be settled this year. Prays for the company at Loughfoyle, which is to be left by Captain Sydley.—Undated.
1 p. (1417.)
[c. 1599] As to proceedings connected with the suing forth of his livery.—Undated.
¾ p. (1472.)
William Button.
[1599?] The Lord Treasurer wishes him to cease his suit till the Lord Admiral's return. Prays for employment in France in the meantime.—Undated.
½ p. (1556.)
[. . . . . .]
[1599] For allowance for the maintenance of the following prisoners: Henry Duffeild: IIaies, an obstinate and wilful papist lately come from Spain: Cæsar an Italian: John Tyon: and Robert Craiford, Scot.—Undated.
2 pp. (1675.)
Gregory Champanty.
[1599.] The Queen has restored to him certain houses in London, escheated to her by reason of his father not being a denizen, and it was her pleasure that his tenants should contribute to the charges of his suit; but Conradus, one of them, and the rest by his example, refuse to do so. Prays for letters to some aldermen of London to admonish them.—Undated.
½ p. (1687.)
[See C.P. Cal: part IX., p. 109.]
Henry Byrd.
[1599 ?] Prays to be appointed one of the commissaries allotted for mustering the Queen's forces in Ireland.—Undated.
1 p. (1796.)
The Merchants and Mariners of Hull, lately damaged by the King of Denmark in the Northern Seas.
[1599.] Their suit was deferred till the return of Mr. Ferrers from Denmark, who is now returned. They are advertised that shortly after Michaelmas a parliament is to be holden in Denmark, wherein some things may be concluded against them concerning their ships, goods and fishing. Pray that speedy course be taken for the recovery of their ships and goods wrongfully taken, and for their quiet fishing in those seas hereafter.— Undated. 1p. (2052.) [See C.P. Cal: part IX., pp. 335, 349.]
[1599 ?] Reasons put down by Paul de la Hay to maintain that Jo. Arnold is to have but 5s. of yearly rent out of Alterinis and no copy land, or, if any, not known; and how de la Hay pays the yearly rent of 60l. for Alterinis and other lands leased to him by Mr. Secretary Cecil.
Upon the killing of Gruffill by John Cecil, the King's officers of his manor of Ewas (now Owen Hopton's) came to Alterinis to seize Cecil's goods. To delude them, Cecil's wife carried the goods into the lower parlour, and stayed the officers from going there, saying that that part of the house was held of the Prior of Lantony. Long after, Sir Nicholas Arnold, hearing of this, pretended a title to the same and great part of William Cecil's lands. Enquiry was held, but the supposed copyhold land could not be found, so Sir Nicholas rested pleased with the 5s. rent paid by Cecil, which by some of his ancestors (Gerald Cecil he thinks) was given to the Priory for maintenance of some superstitious use. He offered [Jo.] Arnold trial of the matter at the request of Sir Robert Cecil, but Arnold was not contented, and, to the overthrow of Alterinis, he brought his men and tenants there, also a blind man to give evidence and to direct where the copyhold lands belonging to Lantony should be, "by the running of the water of Monnowe: as likely to be true as that within 60 years Themes did run where St. Gilles Church now standeth."—Undated.
Holograph. 1 p. (213. 106.)
Mr. Burye.
[1599 ?] As to the wardship of the children of the widow Gardner. Details transactions of Mr. Baugh her brother in law, and Burye her brother, with Lady Walsingham and Lady Howard with respect to the wardship, and causes of complaint by Baugh and Burye against the widow. Reasons why she should not have the wardship.—Undated.
pp. (2206.)
Duchy of Lancaster.
1599. Memorandum of the grant of the following leases: Rectory of Beethom, co. Westmorland, for 21 years to Francis Duckett, 41 Eliz.
Prebend of Studeley in the collegiate church of Ripon, co. York for 21 years to William Ingleby, esq., 21 May, 41 Eliz.
Manor of Beamound, Bolton and Stalmyn, co. Lanc., parcel of Furness Abbey.
Endorsed in Cecil's handwriting: Dutchy.
½ p. Latin. (2214.)


  • 1. For the proceedings in the Star Chamler see Star Chamber Pro.: Eliz. B. 20 21: B. 26, 14: B. 66, 1: See also S.P. Dom. Eliz. vol. 261 no. 80.
  • 2. Cf. Cecil Papers pt. x., pp. 381, 382.