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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|Nowell Dowdull to [Sir Robert Cecil.]|
|[1599–1600. Jan. 22.]||
For the concealed Wardship of the
heir of George Barton, of Salop.—Endorsed: Jan. 22.
Note by Cecil thereon.
1 p. (1498.)
|The King of France and the Duke of Savoy.|
A pasquinade apparently having reference
to the negotiations by the Duke of Savoy with the King of
France for the Marquisate [of Saluces]. Texts of Scripture are
put in the mouths of the King, the Duke, various other European
sovereigns and princes, French statesmen and others and
personifications of various countries, cities, &c.
Begins: "The Marquisat to the King.
Domine salva nos quia perimus."
Ends: "Maistre Guillaume the King's jester.
Stultorum infinitus est numerus."
Endorsed: A pasquin.
Undated. English and Latin. 2½ pp. (144. 236.)
|Spanish Munitions for Ireland.|
|1600, March 13/23.||Account of munitions carried by the two ships going for Ireland.|
The Philip of San Andres [alias Santandar] 1000 arquebusses
and 1000 flasks for them; moulds [for making bullets], 100
quintals of powder; 2 barrels of pitch [?]; 100 quintals of
match; 50 quintals of lead.
The batache Santa Catolica [?].
50 quintals of lead.
These are the munitions which as aforesaid are carried by the said ships, laden at La Coruña, 23 March, 1600. Franceso Garin [?]
[These would appear to be the two ships mentioned in a letter amongst the Irish papers. See Cal. S.P. Ireland, 1600, p. 239; though the amount of some of the "munitions" is there given as a thousand instead of a hundred.
Spanish. 1 p. (251. 107.)
|Charles Carthy, son and heir to Sir Cormock McTeig, deceased, to Sir Robert Cecil.|
|[Before 26 March, 1600], [1599 or 1600 ?].||
The Lordship and
Country of Muskry and other possessions, his by right, have been
unjustly taken from him by Kalaghan Carty and Cormock
McDermod. Prays that they be sequestered to the Queen's
hands, and his cause tried.—Undated.
½ p. (123.) [See Calendar of Cecil Papers, X., 81.]
|Countess of Leicester to Sir Robert Cecil.|
|[1600 ?], March.||
Prays him to undertake her petition to the
Queen to procure her access to her son once before her departure:
not daring to crave any further grace at this time, how glad
soever she would be of it.—Undated.
1 p. (98. 140.)
|Draft of a Letter.|
|[? 1599–1600, March].||My L., I here expect your resolution which I am willing to hasten out of no ill respect to yourself; and therefore once again will desire that the causes of these discontentments may not be revived nor disputed, for they are troublesome to me to think of and enemies to a reconcilement, which I offer with a reso ved mind to deserve your love, seconded by hope of better reward, though of late my ears have received terrifying tales. I will believe that your honour, wisdom, and discretion, will hold you from wronging both yourself and me, and then I will promise myself a more happy life and prove my love and desert both to you and the world, which doth constantly bind me to be, your faithfull wife.|
[? Written by Essex for the Countess of Northumberland to send
to the Earl. In the same hand as the following in which another
version of it is embodied. The writing is that of Edward Reynolds.]
|The Earl of Essex to the Countess of Northumberland.|
Dear Sister, Since I knew of the
breach betwixt your husband and you, my first desire was that
you might be both thoroughly reconciled; and my second if
the first might not be, that it might appear to the world it was
his fault and not yours, that you live asunder. To make me
owner of my first desire, I must have both your helps. But
you alone have my second in your power. And if you will for
my sake and for your own clear this point to the world, you must
first persuade yourself that you have not already done enough;
I mean that the writing of a letter to him wherein you show a
desire of reconcilement, will not sufficiently justify you, if
you leave it there, and show not the constancy of your purpose
to live with him hereafter [as] a wife should do with her husband.
My reasons are two; first, you came away voluntarily from him
and in that manner that you may believe is censured to your
disadvantage; and next, you have written to him letters of
contrary stiles, some that heal and others again that rankle
the wound that you have made in his heart; which make him
think you unconstant and commanded by your passions. I
do infinitely wish you would write unto him one letter more to
this effect; first, that you will not dispute of matters past, but
desire they might be all buried and forgotten; secondly, that
you are sorry you came away from his house upon that ground
and in that manner that you did; and lastly, that you do once
more profess and protest your desire to be reconciled and to
live with him, which desire of yours grows out of a mind
advisedly resolved to deserve his love and express your own to
him in all things and at all times hereafter. If upon this ye
do agree, the more thoroughly you heal the wound by this
gentle plaster, the more easily you shall keep his affection and
your own quiet hereafter. If ye do not agree for all this, but
that he stand off, you are that the more justified and he the
more condemned in the opinion of all men. This counsel is
sound and is given you by
Your most affectionate brother.
Copy in Reynolds's hand on red lined paper.
1 p. (179. 157(2.)
|Sir Arthur Gorges to Sir R. Cecil.|
|[1600, about March.]||
Edmond Stansfeild, husband of the
late Viscountess Byndon, has intruded on the lands and
possessions of Ambrosia Gorges, the Queen's ward, and continues in forcible possession of Lullworth House, doing great
spoil and waste, refusing obedience to the proclamations and
commissions of rebellion awarded against him. Prays Cecil
to order his apprehension, and make him answer in the Court
of Wards for his contempt and misdemeanour: and that the
house be delivered to the Feodary of Dorset, or to petitioner,
the Queen's lessee.—Undated.
(119.) [See Calendar of Cecil Papers, X., 82]
|Marke Over to Sir R. Cecil.|
|[1600, March ?]||
Has been imprisoned for writing to his
master Sir Walter Leveson. Prays for enlargement.—Undated.
¾ p. (358.)
|[1600, April ?]||
I am an Englishman. My father sent me
to Spain and put me in the service of Don Juan de Borsa, the
chief Majordomo of the Empress. I served him six years and
to obey my father returned to this country. I was put in
prison, where I have been a year. I entreat you to say a word
for me to Sir Robert Cecil.
Spanish. Undated. Holograph. No address.
|"The Merchants interested in the goods taken by Sir Thomas Sherley the younger," to Sir Robert Cecil.|
|[1600, after May 1.]||
On their petition the Council caused
the goods to be brought from Plymouth to London, to be
sequestered to the true proprietors. Notwithstanding this,
two-thirds of the very best of the goods are embezzled by Sherley
to the value of £3,000; and the residue, remaining in sequestration, for the most part perish. Sentence is delayed, as the
judge alleges, by command of the Lord Admiral. They pray
Cecil to procure the Council's letters to the judge to give
sentence without further delay.—Undated.
1 p. (186. 145.)
[See Acts of P.C., New Series, XXX., pp. 281, 318, 319.]
|The Earl of Essex to Lord [Rich.]|
|[1600, May 9?]||
I understood this morning that there were
some new libels come abroad, and that a printed pamphlet was
seen under the name of mine Apology. I was so moved with
it as at the instant I desired Sir Richard Barkley to procure
conveyance of a letter of mine to the Lords, but first wished
him to advertise Mr. Secretary [Cecil] of it. I sent your lordship
by Reynolds a copy of the letter which I meant to send that you
might beforehand acquaint Mr. Secretary with it. I now must
add this that your lordship will tell Mr. Secretary I know this
is some practice of some such fellow as Cornwallis against the
time that by his good endeavours I look for an end of my
tedious troubles. And though I assure myself he would answer
for me and satisfy her Majesty how guiltless I am of these
libelling courses, yet I have written my letter to the Lords to
give him the better ground to plead mine innocency both in
this and in the like heretofore. Your lordship knows that more
than two years ago I wrote some idle papers which I committed
to the hands of Henry (?) Reynolds, and did believe as my creed,
that they had been buried in eternal oblivion. This published
pamphlet neither agrees with that I wrote nor hath anything
of mine but by stealth, for I resolved it should never see the
light. I am very much moved with this course of practice
and therefore I pray your Lordship confer with our honourable
friend how right may be done.
Endorsed: The Earl of Essex about a libel.
Holograph. Seal. Undated. 1 p. (83. 9.)
|The Earl of Essex to the Lords of Council.|
My very good Lords, When my learned counsel did last attend
you and submit in my name unto her Majesty that which I never
meant to plead, nor desired to examine, it pleased your lordships
to grant unto me a time to consider what further title I had besides
that to offer to your consideration. And now at the time limited
by your lordships I send unto you this mine humble answer, that
as my grandfather once purchased this land bonâ fide of him that
then undoubtedly had the sole interest, and at as high a rate as
any man then would have given for it; so I hearing that her
Majesty should be entitled to it, and my land passed away as a
concealment, to buy mine own quiet compounded for it with such
as had her Majesty's grant, and by their means had a patent from
her Majesty drawn by the best counsel I could get. So as this
land is in a sort double purchased and her Majesty's interest is
(as I take it) conveyed unto me. But, my Lords, I do most humbly
and most willingly prostrate my land, my goods, and my life at
her Majesty's feet, I stand not upon any title, I cannot suffer myself
to be made a party against her Majesty. I appeal from the course
of justice to her gracious favour and am confident that her Majesty
will deal with me as she doth with all her faithful subjects, and in
this cause which toucheth mine own undoing and the ruin of my
house as she doth in all things, which is with most princelike
benignity. And so humbly praying you to be my mediators to
that end, I rest.
Endorsed by Reynolds:—"A minute of his Lordship's letter for my Lord Rich."
Holograph. Draft. Unsigned. 1 p. (83. 8.)
[See Calendar of C.P., part X., pp. 141, 142.]
|The Countess of Worcester to —|
|[1600?], [c. June 9?]||
"Sir, This is the letter I would have
offered you, unto the which I pray you subscribe an answer
because her La. expecteth a resolution, fearing otherwise to
want good cheer at your coming. Yours most affectionately,
¼ p. (99. 39 (1).)
|Sir Arthur Throckmorton to Sir Robert Cecil.|
|[1600, June 18.]||
Although he has jointly certified with Mr.
Chetewood (as will appear by the enclosed) yet writes to give
him a more perfect knowledge of Pinchpolle Lovett's life and
courses: as also somewhat of that Thomas Marryott, between
whom many things of some weight have passed. Marryott
has conveyed to Lovett all the lands he has, and wholly settled
his life to be led with the said Lovett. Lovett is well allied,
and too much favoured by some in no small place here, considering the earnestness in him to the enemy's religion. So as much
may be gotten out of him as out of many that have been in
hold this good while. Knows not his offences, but surely such
affections cannot be without foul faults. Encloses Mr. Chetewood's letter to him (the writer). Commends Chetewood's
1 p. (99. 25.)
[See Calendar of C.P., part X., 186.]
|The Earl of Nottingham, Lord High Admiral, to the Earl of Southampton.|
|, June 19.||
Your first letter I received a fortnight
since by Sir Francis Rush, but could do nothing in Sir Edward
Herbert's absence. Now he is come I will assist his relief the
best I may. Another letter I received yesterday from your
Lordship, which signifies a purpose of the Deputy's to employ
you in Connaught, of which charge, and a much greater, I know
you to be very worthy; and the first sight I get of Mr. Secretary
I will labour him to make for you a speedy and I hope a good
answer, knowing no cause but that the state should be glad to
be sufficiently served by a nobleman of your quality in those
places of trust, and in these barren times, that afford so few so
willing as your self. But my fear is that a former despatch
before the arrival of Mr. Fenton doth appoint Sir Arthur Savadg
to that place, to hold it as he did before, may give impediment
to my Lord Deputy's purpose, for so much I heard Mr. Secretary
say he had written by command. I will not fail to assist those
captains you have named with my best help for their employment. By the next despatch I will give you an honest account
of my devotion to do you service in these things you have
committed to me. Howard House, 19 June.
Endorsed:—My Lord Admiral to the Earl of Southampton.
1 p. (93. 144.)
|The Battle of Nieuport.|
Monsieur le prince Maurice, estant de retour
a la Haye apres la reduction du fort de St. André, Messieurs des
Estadts avecq luy se resolurent de faire passer toute leur forces
dans la Flandre, afin d'y porter la guerre, et d'y entreprendre
selon les occasions qui se presenteroyent, croyans que les affaires
de leurs ennemis estoyent en si mauvais estat qu'ils donneroyent
peu d'empeschement a leurs deseings. Pour ce faire S. Ex.
fit desendre son armee au dit pays, pres d'ung fort nommé le
Sas, qui est a l'emboucheure de la riviere de Jand, tombant a
celle de l'Escault, le 22 de juing, et sans cejourner la fit marcher
en six jours jusques a Ostende, ville de l' obeissance de Messrs.
les Estats, a l'entour delaquelle les ennemis ont faict plusieurs
forts depuis un an, pour empescher les courses dans leurs pays,
dont allcuns quitterent a l'arrivee de son Exce., aultres furent
forcés pour luy faire voye et passage pour aller vers Nieupoort
qu'il vouloyt attaquer, laissant dans ces forts quittés bonnes
garnisons, tant pour luy donner advys des desportemens des
ennemis, que pour les incommoder en beaucoup des choses.
Son armee sejourna deulx jorus [jours] pres d'Ostende pour ce
subject, puis passant plus oultre, alla loger pres Nieupoort, et
le lendemain fit passer les deulx tiers de son armée au travers du
havre de la ditte ville du coste de Dunquerque, et l'autre tiers
que menoit le Compte Ernest son cousin, demeura du coste
d'Ostende, estant doncq campé le soir comme pour faire un
siege. Et ayant faict quitter a ceulx de Nieupoort tous leurs
avantages qu'ils avoyent dehors, il eult avis d'un Colonnel de
Zeelande nommé Piron, qu'il avait laissé dans Oldenbourch (l'un
des forts que j'ay dis avoir esté quittés) que l'armée de
l'Archiducq estoit sur ses bras, et que luy mesme y estoyt en
personne, son Exce. jugeant qu'il se pourroyt lager entre Ostende
et luy, pour luy coupper les virres, mande soudain a Monsr.
le Compte Ernest d'aller avec ses trouppes gaingner une passage
asses pres d'Ostende, ou il falloit necessairement que les ennemis
passasent, a cause que par tout alleurs le pais est rompu et
pleyn deaux; et cependant sa ditte Exce. se prepareroit pour
passer le lendemain ledit havre, afin de ce joindre a luy, et unir
ses forces. Monsr. le Compte fit soudain ce que luy estoit
commandé, et estant arrivé au dit passage, il y trouva les
ennemis aussy tost que luy, et après avoir rendu le combat,
en fin il fut forcé, tant pour estre en lieu large et spacieux pour
Cavallerie et Infanterie, que pour l'innegalité des forces qui
estoit trop grande. La les ennemis, ayans de l'avantage, y firent
beaucoup de cruauté, et tuerent huict ou neuf cens hommes sur
la place, sans vouloir prendre aulcun prisonnier. Monsr. le
Comte Ernest ce sauva de leurs mains, et quelques Colonnels,
mais presque tous les Capitaines du regiment Escossois, et des
troupes de Seelande furent tués, les uns à la chaude, les aultres
de sang froid, et mesmes auparavant, à un fort nommé
Snaesquerque, deux compagnies de l'armée de son Exce. furent
taillés en pieces, contre la foy donné par l'Archiducq et la
capitulation faite. Enflé de ces victoires, et avans gangné se
passage, lur armée marcha du long du straing et bord de la mer,
pensant que le reste passeroit soubs lieurs mains, comme le
premier, mais Dieu en avoit autrement ordonné. S. Exce.
suivant la resolution qu'il avoit prise, fit repasser le lendemain
sur les neuf heures du matin son armée au havere de Nieupoort,
du coste d'Ostende et des ennemis, et si a propos quils ne peuvent
estre à luy que toute son armée et artillerie ne fut en bon ordre
et bataille, selon que le lieu le promettoit, car en ceste place sont
dunes ou montangnes de sable de 12 ou 15 cens pas de largeur,
d'ung coste desquelles est la mer, qui faict un belle place et
large quand elle est basse, et fort estroite quand elle est haute,
et de l'autre costé dicelles sont belles et grandes prairies. Les
armées estants doncques l'une devant l'autre, partie sur les
dunes, et la plus grande partye sur le bord de la mer,
pour ce quelle estoit basse, commencerent a s'aprocher. La
Cavallerie de S. Exce., que menoit le Compte Louys son cousin,
qui en estoit liutenant general, commencha a retirer peu à
peu devant celles des ennemis, afin de l'attirer proche de sis
pieces de canon qui luy poulroit faire du mal, ce qui reussit fort
bien, car quand elle fut a une distance raisonnable, S. Exce.
commanda de donner le feu, ce qui mit ceste Cavallerie en telle
disordre qu'elles senfuit toutte dans les dunes, à la faveur de
leur musquetterye, et donna moien a S. Exce. de veoir leur
corps de lueur infanterie, et reste de l'armée qui estoit encor
asses eslongné et hors la portée du canon, qui fit ferme et
n'avanca plus, depuis le disordre de leur Cavallerie. En fin
ayant l'espace des deulx heures, ces deux armées demeuré
l'un devant l'autre, sans s'avancer, la mer qui retournoyt les fit
touttes deulx changer de place de bataille, et au lieu de demeurer
du costé ou elles estoyent, les fit repasser dans les prairies du
costé de là des dunes, principallement la Cavallerie. Peu de
temps après, les ennemys encor eschauffés de leur victoire,
cidevant ditte, quoi que las, pour la grande deligence qu'ils
avoyent faicte de nous suivre, se resolurent de commencer la
meslée, et de venir au combat, et commencerent à faire couler
force musquetterye par les bas des dunes dont nous tenions
le haut, et eulx en partye aussy; ce que voyant S. Exce il
disposa et mit en ordre ses troupes pour les mieulx. Celles des
Anglois et Frisons que menoient Monsieur Veer, et Monsieur
Horatio Veer son frere, estoient partie le long de la mer, partie
sur les dunes, et les gardes de S. Exce aussi, menées par le
Sieur Vander A[? et] le regiment du Sieur de la Noue, que
menoit le Sr de Dommarville, en deux troupes (dont le capitaine
Du Saux en menoit une) fut avancé au bas des dunes, où les
ennemis donnoient pour les arester de ce costé la, qui fut suivi
du regiment Wallon de Monsieur le Compte Henri de Nassau,
mené par le Sr de Marquette son liutenant colonnel, et des
Suisses, et regiments de Messrs. de Gistel et Uchtenbroucq,
toutes lesquelles troupes commandoit Monsr. le Comte de Solms.
La Cavallerie fut mise dans le prairie susdette, vis à vis de celles
des ennemis. En fin le combat s'échauffe, et le combat
d'infanteric commence, et le gros d'infanterie commencent
de tous costes. La Musquetterie faict son effect, et celle
du regiment de Monsr de la Noue fut mise si avant a la
main droicte, a la faveur des petites montangnes de sable,
qu'elle faisoit beaucoup de mal au gros de piques de l'ennemy,
qui venoyent a nous. Du feu en vint aux mains et aux coups de
piques en gros. Les franchois eurent l'avantage au commencement, puis les ennemis, s'estant renforcés, il fallut ceder, autres
trouppes donnerent comme les Wallons et Suisses, et les regimens
de Gistel et Uchtenbroucq, qui renverserent les ennemis, et
puis furent renversés, et nouveuls raliemens et combats ce
faisoient continuellement, au coste de la mer. Monsr. Veer
avecq les Anglois et Frisons combatoient fort aussi, et y poussa
les ennemis en mesme temps les ennemis, et y fut repoussé.
Divers raliemens et combats se firent de ce costé la; la Cavallerie
de l'autre part, se faysoient diverses charges. Enfin la victoire
estant encore douteuse apres troys heures de combat, il restoit
encor aux ennemis un gros de 5 ou 600 piques, auquel s'oposa
Monsr. Horatio Veere, qui avoit encor 2 ou 3 drappeaus
ensemble, et 3 ou 400 piques, auquel se joingnit le Sr. de
Dommarville, avecq quelque 150 ou 200 Franschois qu'il avoit
ralliés, qui tous ensemble charcherent tellement les ennemis, que
ils ne se ralierent plus, ains falut que leur outrecuydance cedast
premierement a la voulonte de Dieu, puis au corage et aux
bras de tant de gens de bien. Le combat a esté sanglant et
fort opiniastre, et a dure 3 heures. Son Exce y a gaingne 6
pieces de canon. L'Archiducq s'est sauve. Ont esté fais
prisonniers, l'Admirante qui estoit general de la Cavallerie,
Don Louys de Velliart, et Sapena Mr. des Camps. Espangnols
blessés, le Compte de Salines blessé, le Senechal de Montelimar
qui est mort depuis, grande quantité des Capitaines et chef
Alferes, et gentilhommes de qualité, et de la maison de son
Altesse, huict Capitaines de Cavallerie, et sont en tous au moins
douce cens prisonniers, la plus part Espagnols, et de morts 4 a
5,000 sur la place, 11 ou douze drappeaus pris, et huict Cornettes
Endorsed: Advertisements from the Low Countries. 3¼ pp.
|[Roger] Lord North to Mr. Secretary.|
The last holy day Mr. Secretary sent to him
for 4 gentlemen's names to find horses in the county of Cambridge, which he sent by Mr. Smith, and yet Palavicino none
of the number. Prays him to let the number of 4 stand and
leave his nephew Sir Jh. Paiton out of the reckoning, seeing it
was so resolved to him (North). As it is like the Lord Keeper
will move the Queen today or tomorrow to assist Mr. Recorder
with a companion in the Welsh circuit, prays for his commendation of George Caufeld, according to his promise.—Undated.
Endorsed: "Lord North to my master," apparently in Levinus Monk's hand.
½ p. (98. 160).
Paper headed "Papistae ita sentiunt de
Confessione sua auriculari Papistica."
Side Note: Dr. Overall gave out before our last Commencement in the hearing of Dr. Soame Vice-Chancellor and other heads of Coll., etc."
Endorsed: "Touching the Commencement."
1 p. (144. 218).
[See Calendar of C.P., Part X., pp. 208–212.]
|Pinchpoole Lovet to [?Sir Robert Cecil].|
|, [probably July, before Nov. 27].||
Begs for enlargement. There are a mortgage and two statutes on his land,
whereof one is forfeited through his imprisonment. The bonds
in which his friends stand bound for him are also forfeited,
and they endangered. Begs for licence to go with his keeper
into the town to obtain assistance. His wife and 8 children
are in danger to be thrown out of doors. Begs for commiseration
on his distressed estate. For any thing or cause that he has
offended her Majesty in he is sorry from the bottom of his
heart, and on his knees craves pardon. Hopes to find (Cecil)
the more favourable to him for his mistress' sake, the Countess
Dowager of Derby, who has been a suitor for him.—Undated.
Holograph. 1 p. (130. 156).
[See Calendar of C.P. X., 256, 393.]
|Master of Gray to Sir Robert Cecil.|
The Scottish merchant was directed by
Hommiltown and is gone this morning. I hear from Scotland
that Dromond who negociat at Rome fearing to be attrapt by
sea should come by land as his surest way, in name of some other.
Yet indeed I never believed the same. Now he is come and is
in this town. I shall furnish matter he cannot deny if he was
Holograph. Seal 1 p. (85. 149).
|R. La Fontaine to Sir Robert Cecil.|
|1600, Aug. 8||
Entre les choses qui mont donné fascherie en
Angleterre J'ay pris fort a coeur ma mauvaise rencontre en ung
affaire que mavez confié jusques a en concevoir honte de votre
presence pour ne pouvoir m'excuser de grande imprudense la ou
je pensois avoir este fort circonspect; encores n'ay-je jusques
a ce jour que conjecture, n'aiant receu une seule ligne de nostre
homme. Voici maintenant deux lettres dont la premiere me fut
envoiée il y a ung mois de Hamptonne pour la faire tenir sans
aultre advertissement quelconque. Pour la donner, je me suis
enquis à la bource, aux particuliers: mais en vain and la portant
tous jours en ma pochette vous la voiez presques ouverte. Ne
pensant a aultre chose, ce matin jay receu laultre qu'aussi je
vous envoie de pareille inscription. Et celui qui me l'adresse
de Jarzay me mande que Benay ou Benest est ung marchant
qui a beaucoup de familiarité en vostre maison: cela avec la
main qui me ladresse me faict conjecturer d'ou peuvent venir
ces lettres de quoi vous esclaircirez sil vous plaise.—Londres,
8 August, 1600.
PS.—Le Duc de Savoie pour la seconde fois desadvoue son accord et pourtant la guerre luy a este declarée.
Holograph. 1 p. (87. 76.)
|Wm. Stalleng to Sir Robert Cecil.|
|1600, Aug. 9.||
On Tuesday last there arrived a bark of
this city at Plymouth from the Indies, her captain, named
William Weste, reports that about 6 weeks past he saw 8 sail
of the Indies fleet go into the Havana to join with the rest, being
in all, as he understood, about 30 sail. He supposes they will
fall with islands within this 8 days. He reports further that
this day three weeks he met with the Lions Whelp, 40 leagues
to the westward from Flowers and Corva, and understood
by some of her company that her Majesty's ships were near
thereabouts, all, God be thanked, well. The Lions Whelp
had been in fight with two Spanish men of war, but went from
them without any great hurt or loss of any of her men.—
London, 9 August, 1600.
Holograph. 1 p. (87. 81.)
|Nicholas Moore to Sir Robert Cecil.|
|[1600, after Aug. 16.]||
Prays for answer to the suit of Sir
Edward Moore for allowance for entertainment due to him
and his son Sir Garrott Moore.—Undated.
1 p. (1120.)
[See Calendar of Cecil Papers, part X., 282.]
|H. Dawtrey to Sir Robert Cecil.|
|1600, Aug. 19.||
It was the 18th day before he was despatched from the Mayor of Chester and departed to Lerpole
[Liverpool], where he arrived with the last horse or man of his
company that night. Their victual came about midnight.
This day the ships are not ready, but he hopes to put to sea
all his band of horse to-morrow. He purposes to put to sea
this day, to provide for the landing of his horse, leaving his
officers to see them transported. The wind has served well
ever since the 15th day. The hinderer has been Mr. Lile, the
conductor of the remains of the horsemen that are to be supplies.
Nothing would satisfy Lile but continual contention for horses
and men, stirring the Kentish men to stand upon terms not
much different from mutiny, so as except he might have the
Kentish men he would not conduct the supplies. Details other
difficulties with Lile. There are conductors out of most of the
shires whence these horsemen and footmen are come, that have
done much harm to the service. Mr. Harte has 50 such horse
for the supplies of Loughfoyle as he never saw pass into Ireland
for goodness. God grant them to stand better than the
passengers out of Ireland report of the horses of the old garrison
of Loughfoyle, for they say that the enemy [? took] 60 horse
from the foragers, and that they have surprised Donno Longe,
one of Sir Henry Docroye's fortifications. His (the writer's)
one company are reasonable good: he has some 8 or 10 horse
that disgrace the rest: but Mr. Harte's 50 are better than his
by £300 in price of horse. Prays Cecil's favour to keep him
from being cashiered, and also for the best entertainment
allowed to horsebands. If the Lord Deputy commits any
trust to him, he hopes that his services will prove as profitable
as any man's.—Lerpole, 19 August 1600.
Holograph. Endorsed:—"Captain Dawtrey." 2 pp.
|The Council to the High Sheriff of Worcester.|
|1600, Aug. 26.||
William Coles of Hollowe, Worcestershire,
gent., was committed prisoner to the gaol of Worcester the last
assize by the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, for matter of
recusancy. As there are further matters concerning her Majesty
wherewith he is to be charged, the High Sheriff is required
to take good bond of 1,000l. of Coles, to appear before the
Council in the beginning of next term, and thereupon see
him discharged of his imprisonment. Court at Nonsuch, 26
Signed, Nottingham, G. Hunsdon, W. Knollys, Ro. Cecyll.
1 p. (87. 140.)
|"Mr. C." to the Earl of Essex. (fn. 1)|
|[1600, about Aug.]||Her Majesty's proceedings with his lordship make him jealous lest he do somewhat, or omit somewhat, that amounts to a new error.|
|Hears how some of [Essex's] good and wise friends not only toll the bell but even ring out peals, as if his fortune were dead and buried, and as if there were no possibility of recovering her Majesty's favour.|
Fears that untimely despair may in time bring forth a just
despair by causing him to break off his endeavours and
industries for reintegration to her Majesty's favour.
Reasons for his belief that [Essex] should not despair of ultimate restoration to the Queen's favour.
Knows he may justly interpret what he persuades to have
some reference to his particular. But though [Essex's] years
and health may expect return of grace and fortune, yet his
eclipse for a time is an ultimum vale to the writer's fortune.
Were it not that he desires and hopes to see his brother in
some sort established by her Majesty's favour, it were time he
took that course which he dissuades, though in the meantime
cannot but perform these honest duties unto him to whom he
has been so deeply bound.
Copy. 1¾ pp. (83. 68).
|Answer of the Earl of Essex to "Mr. C.":—|
|Thanks him for his kind and careful letter. It persuades that which he wishes strongly and hopes for weakly, possibility of restitution to her Majesty's favour. But his arguments which would cherish hope turn into despair. That the Queen never meant to call him to public censure shews her goodness: but that he passed it shews others' power.|
His endeavour is now to make his prayers for her Majesty
and himself better heard; for they which can make her Majesty
believe he counterfeits with her cannot make God believe he
counterfeits with Him. Knows "Mr. C." has suffered more
for him and with him than any friend he has. But he can
but lament freely and advise "Mr. C." not to do that which
the writer does, which is despair.
Endorsed:—"A. B." and in Cecil's hand, "E. Essex." Also, in a very much later hand, "Advice to the E[arl] of Essex to bear his banishment from Court, with his answer. Jan. 1600."
Copy, in same hand as the first letter. 2/3 p. (83. 68).
[Printed in extenso in Spedding's Bacon.]
|Lord Grey to the Earl of Southampton.|
"Your coming hither includeth repentance
of your former cool answers. Now neither advantage of times
peril, or your promise may be pretended: I call you to right
me, and your own letters.—Undated.
Holograph. ½ p. (98. 108(3).)
|[Copies of this letter and of the Earl of Southampton's reply are in S.P. Dom: Eliz. CCLXXV., 58. See the Domestic Calendar pp. 464, 465.]|
|Kinborowghe Lee to [? Sir Robert Cecil].|
Of the hard and unjust dealing of her husband
[Sir Thomas Lee], with whom she lived five years in Ireland.
Now she is come to England he denies not only to live any longer
with her, but deprives her of all maintenance. Begs that
when she prefers her petition to the Council for redress [Cecil?]
will favour it.—Undated.
Signed. 1 p. (130. 151).
[See C.P., Part X., pp. 300, 301.]
|The Justices for Cheshire to the Lords of the Council.|
|1600, Sept. 16.||
We have received two letters from you,
dated the last of December and the 22nd of June, wherein it
appeareth you have received petitions and informations of
arrearages due to one Hawkins, late mustermaster of this
County, and of 30l. due to Robert Warburton, now mustermaster
here. We enclose a schedule containing a summary of the
money levied in the county within these two years past for
her Majesty's service, according to your commands.—Middlewich
the 16 Sept. 1600.
Signed, Tho. Smith, W. Brereton, John Savage, Jo. Egerton, Thomas Wylbram. ½ p. (88. 50).
The Schedule enclosed. 2 pp. (88. 49).
|Lord Buckhurst to Sir Robert Cecil.|
|1600, Sept. 27.||
After your departure I sent for Mr. Swinerton, and with as much earnesty as I could persuaded him to
yield up his interest in his lease [of the Imposts of French and
Rhenish wines] so as it might be disposed by her Majesty
according to her great desire in that behalf. Wherein I assure
you I did use all the means and persuasions I could to move
him, but he alleged many reasons and could by no means be
won by me. I told him that you, as well as myself, was
commanded to deal with him in like manner, and this morning
you would send for him to that end. And when by no means I
could persuade him, I wished him to set down his answer in
writing and this morning to bring it me, which he hath done,
and told me withal that he hath made the like in writing for
you. But to that I said that it might be you would use such
forcible reasons unto him as that he would yield: but he replied
that it was and would be his utter overthrow, not only in respect
of the matter but also in respect of his credit, for he should be
scorned and laughed at as he were better be out of his life.
But always he concluded that he would never believe that her
Majesty would take it from him against his good will, having it
under the Great Seal of England, and with his good will he
could never yield it.—27 Sept. 1600.
PS.—I thought good to send him to you lest you might forget to send for him.
Holograph. 1 p. (88. 66).
Mr. John Swinerton's reasons.—He tendered higher
than Messrs. More, Lee, Cage, Ratcliff or anybody else.
His grant was made after full consideration. He has
sublet the imports for the following outports, viz. Bristol,
Plymouth, Cornwall, Exeter, Dartmouth, Poole, Weymouth
and Lyme; also for Newcastle, Hull, Boston, Lynn,
Yarmouth, Ipswich and Colchester, for his full term of
four years. His friends have deeply engaged their
resources. At the first he advanced the farm from 6,000l.
to 12,000l. per annum. Since that it pleased her Majesty
by the persuasion of Mr. Smyth to keep it in her hands
for two years past, wherein as it is reported she did lose
£3,000 a year. He hath now improved it again unto
15,000l. by year and better.
1 p. (88. 65).
|The Master of Gray to the King of Scots.|
|, Sept. 29.||Sir, although many misreports have been made of me, yet for all that I am no less bold than if none had been, knowing best myself what is the truth. As for the first, touching the Earl Bothwell, I am assured your Majesty knows now whether in it I received wrong or not. Next, my Lord Sancher and James Graham told me at my returning from Italy that it was reported I should have made merchandise of some [of] your papers. The poorest pack that ever men did open; for I protest to God if I had all the papers that ever your Majesty wrote, I think for them all I should not get one crown. Always, Sir, this shall prove as the first, and with humble leave of your Majesty, the reporter a knave, and I as honest and dutiful as any subject you have.|
Thirdly, that I should have dealt with the King of France
to match with your cousin Arbella. If ever I heard any such
matter, all is true. Last, touching D. Matthias, that I had
dealing with Secretary Cecil for his matching with Arbella,
I swear if it were not that I eschew to make them see here that
your intelligence is so small, I should deal with Mr. Secretary to
resolve you of that folly. Likewise your ambassador and agent
at Paris has spoken that I detract your Majesty. I wish they
both could honour you as I can. I am not ignorant that the
greatest credit a man can have is to be commanded by a gallant
Prince, but so long as you are served with such "doultes,"
look not to have a quiet mind. They wrote to you in like manner
that the Earl of Gowry was informed by me to take a course
with England, and that I dealt with my other cousin my Lord
Hume for this effect. They belied me, for I saw not the Earl
of Gowry this 18 months, and save one letter I received at
Florence yet extant, I heard not from him: wherein he wrote
to me that according as I had advised him, he was gone to see
the Court of France, for I found fault that he was rather fashioned
like a pedant than a cavalier. And for my other cousin, my
Lord Hume, he can best resolve you himself. All these matters
I commit to them and to your consideration, for being indeed
a Prince considerate, I think the wind of any misreport is
sufficient to give you knowledge, whether it be truly or no.
Now if my fortune had been to have arrived here sooner, at
greater length I should have written, but as I came, your
servant was ready to part. Always having this letter of the
great Duke [of Florence], I offered it to him, but he very wisely,
in respect of your prescription, refused it, so I have sent it
enclosed in his company, and to him the credit by tongue. I
shewed the great Duke I was not hastily to return in Scotland,
yet he desired me to write thus far to you, that he was and
should be no less careful for your estate than of his own, for
he had respects that moved him: first, for that your greatness
and promotion should be a common benefit to all the many
Princes not only in Italy but through all Europe, where they
were in neighbourhood with the greatest, for then you should
serve for counterpoise to them; and he having the honour
to be to you as he is in blood and alliance, and never any question
likely to arise between yourselves or posterity, he thought he
should be further benefitted by it than the common sort of
Princes. Next, he showed me a letter written to him by his
agent in Spain, bearing that you had there an Ambassador,
and asked me if I knew what he was. I showed that in conscience
I knew not that any such matter was, nor could not guess at it.
He willed me to write these, that it was marvel in that matter,
not to put in jealousy your old friendship for uncertainty of
others; and that now both he and the Duke of Lorraine, being
allied with the King of France, should employ themselves to
the uttermost that he should remain constantly your friend.
Thirdly, he asked me if you had written to the Pope. I said
I knew not, for I was only "en passand" my time, and meddled
in nothing else. He answered then he would tell me that you
had written in favour of a Scottish bishop for to procure him
the Cardinalate, and had given credit by another letter to
Chrichton the Jesuit. He would have me to promise to write
this to you, that he advertised you by the Laird of Bourgley,
and after by my Lord Sancher, that you should never deal at
Rome but by your friends, himself or the Duke of Lorraine;
for albeit the King of France had there his ordinary Ambassador,
yet in any matter important he addresses all by friends; for
he said there was nothing there secret, and all Protestant
Princes have their intelligence, specially the Queen of England.
Thus far he prayed me to write. And indeed, as for the last
point, if there was anything of it, through indiscretion of your
employed, it was very much blazoned. It is a general rule
amongst Jesuits, that which is imparted to any is common to
all. First they be instructed to impart all to the General,
and he to his Assessors, they to the Secretaries, and immediately
writes of it through all Europe to their Society in the distinguished provinces. As for Chrichton being confined, he were
glad to have his redemption through any subject, and indeed
his credit was so little at Rome that what he had to do was done
by Parsons, an English Jesuit, and one after his power of the
greatest enemies you have in Europe, let him now say what
pleases him. To conclude, neither Jesuit nor drunkards be
good for secrecy, and in this you did serve with both of them.
I pray God send you good instruments, and His grace for to
employ them well, which is all I crave. For although you have
wracked me in my goods, yet I shall live so that your conscience
shall move you some day to remorse, and consequently to
remember that I have done you good service many times,
and that I can do you better than all about you at this time,
without flattering of myself.—Undated.
Endorsed by Cecil: "29 Sept. This is a copy of the letter which the Master of Grey hath written to the K."
3¼ pp. (195. 50.)
Statement on behalf of the purchasers of
certain lands, apparently the manor of Siston, against the suit
of Walter Dennis that he, in the Queen's name, may sue for
and levy upon the lands a debt of Sir Morris Dennis' to the
Queen. Details the frauds of Richard Dennis, Walter's father,
in connection with the conveyance of Siston to the Queen.
The lands now pretended to be charged were bought from
Richard and Walter themselves, so that Walter seeks to charge
and evict the purchasers against his father's and his own
Endorsed: Mr. William Cooke's note.
1 p. (98. 69).
|Henry Knowlis to Sir Robert Cecil.|
|1600, Oct. 18.||About a quarter of a year since when I was here in London, I did inform you by letter how I could help you to speech of the gentleman you desired to see so long ago. But your business was then too great for you to attend me, and I heard that Mr. M. had taken his journey to Westchester, so that I feared lest he should from thence go into Ireland, and I should inform you of that which I could not perform. Wherefore, to tell you the truth, I was glad to take my heels and begone without leavetaking. The tale of his going was true, I found: but he is long since returned from Westchester, and doth now remain at the house of Mr. Thomas Morgen of Weston in Warwickshire, and that in very great secret except when he doth go abroad to visit. He is within this fortnight to go again to Westchester, but whether further or not, I know not. Wherefore I have thought good once again to come and tell your Honour of it, and if I may have one sure man that will follow my directions, with warrant to enter a house, if need be, you shall have him before you within this fortnight. For myself, I neither can nor may be seen in it.—From the Bell in Aldersgate Street over against Long Lane end, this 18th of October 1600.|
PS.—If your Honour think good to send Mr. Toplif to me
to-morrow, or rather that he may send for me to some tavern
about Cripplegate, I will more at large tell him both the mean
and manner how to come by him, and so he may relate it on
to you, with less suspicion than I myself except I could come
to you in more private manner than, for aught I see, is possible.
But if you send him you must give him great charge for acquainting any creature with it, for there is one Udall, whom he doth
much trust, doth seek and go about to deceive him.
Holograph. Seal. 1 p. (88. 152).
|Dame Elizabeth St. Leger to Sir Robert Cecil.|
For letters to the Lord President of Munster,
that she may have the benefit of the Queen's laws against
Thomas Denham, her most false accuser. Has lost three
husbands in the Queen's service, and relies on the Queen's and
Cecil's goodness for relief for herself and children.—Undated.
¾ p. (1661). [See Calendar C.P., Part X., p. 366.]
|Whittingam Wood to Sir Robert Cecil.|
|, (after Nov. 3.]||
An untrue office has been found in
respect to certain lands held by his late father Martin Wood.
Prays for a lease of those lands till the matter be tried. [Note
by Cecil thereon.]—Undated.
½ p. (1206.)
|H. Lord Herbert to Sir Robert Cecil.|
|[1600 or later] Nov. 14.||
Lest Cecil should conceive that he
thought otherwise than reverently of Cecil's proceedings, or
might imagine that in any favour towards the party he (Herbert)
should so far forget himself as without reason to afford him the
testimony of his behaviour in the country, thinks it expedient
to signify to Cecil that he was ignorant of the cause to be heard
before so just a judge, and for the second, the general good
opinion of his neighbours was wholly his motive. But perceiving by experience that honest men are not always they
that make the best shows, he will beware henceforth how he
grants the like. The man deserves very great punishment,
and more than another, in respect of his great show of honesty,
as he can easily gather from Cecil's letter, for which he is much
beholden, in that Cecil would vouchsafe to satisfy "a poor
country swain" in a matter that he should rather have desired
Cecil's pardon for. Sends his wife's remembrances.—Ragland
Castle, November 14.
2 pp. (98. 132.)
|Rich. Broughton to the Earl of Essex.|
|1600, Nov. 29.||
He has not in town the articles wherein
Essex and Mr. Justice Owen took pains between him and Mr.
Plonden and Mr. Blunden; but the latter has them, under the
writer's hand. Denies that he has ever broken any one article
of the agreement, as alleged by Blunden. Details at length
various legal proceedings taken in the cause, which apparently
concerns lands in Wales. "My partner for better ease had
caused an old seat of his ancestors in the Church of Bishops
Castell to be new made, with a convenient pulpit for the parish;
in which seat Mr. Blunden's son-in-law and his grandfather and
great grandfather by courtesy had a kneeling place: for they
could claim none of right, for the great grandfather, who was
my mother's father, was but a younger brother that could not
claim by descent. On Easter Even last, by encouragement of
Mr. Blunden, and presence of his eldest son, the seat and pulpit
was broken down by Mr. Blunden's son in law, to the admiration
of the country. This paper will not contain all the opprobrious
injuries offered to me by Mr. Blunden."—Undated.
Endorsed: November 29, 1600.
3 pp. (195. 122).
|Casper Vansenden, merchant of Lubeck, to the Queen.|
In reward for his procuring the release in
1596 of 89 of the Queen's subjects who were prisoners in Spain
and Portugal, and transporting them to England, the Queen
granted him licence to take up all such blackamoores as he could
find in the realm and transport them into those countries. The
masters of the blackamoores, however, seeing by his warrant
that he could not take them without the master's good will,
would not suffer him to have any one of them. Since that time
he has procured the release of 200 prisoners in Lisbon, and has
sent them home to England. In consideration of these services,
and seeing that all the blackamoores in England are regarded
but only for the strangeness of their nation, and not for service
to the Queen, and may be very well spared out of the country,
prays again for licence to take up and carry away into Spain
and Portugal all the blackamoores he shall find, without
interruption of their masters or others.—Undated.
|[Possibly the enclosure referred to in Sir Thomas Shirley's letter to Cecil of 29 Nov., 1600. Calendar of C.P., Part X., p. 399.]|
|Casper van Zenden to Sir Robert Cecil.|
His services to distressed English in Spain
and Portugal. Prays to be called to personal answer touching
the calumniations suggested against him; and for aid in his
suit concerning the blackmoors.—Undated.
¾ p. (1326).
|Gabriel Goodman, Dean of Westminster, to Sir Robert Cecil.|
|1600, Dec. 11.||
Almighty God having called my lord bishop
of St. Asaph (I hope) to His mercy, these are to beseech you
to give my lord bishop of Llandaff your furtherance that he
may succeed him in that bishopric and the archdeaconry,
otherwise neither he nor any other shall be able to maintain
the credit of that place. My lord of Llandaff is well known to
be the most sufficient man in that country both for his learning,
government, and honesty of life, and hath also best deserved
of our country for his great pains and charges in translating
of the Bible into our vulgar tongue, with such sufficiency as
deserveth great commendation and reward.—Westminster
College this 11 December, 1600.
Signed. Seal. ½ p. (89. 164).
|Ccl. to "his very loving uncle George May."|
| Dec. 31.||
The original of the letter printed in Part
X., p. 432.
In cipher, the first three lines deciphered by Levinus Munck. 1 p. Seal. Signed. (140. 65.)
|Sir John Scott, John Smyth, and Richard Smyth to Sir R. Cecil.|
For the wardship of the heir of Robert Smyth,
whose executors they are.—Undated.
½ p. (665.) [See Calendar, Part X., p. 408.]
|Sir Edward Yorke to the Earl of Essex.|
|[1591—1600]. Oct. 21.||
I meant to a' come to a' done my duty
myself but a misfortune did befall me by a "clodge" which
fell on my foot and not well able to gone. But, understanding
Sir William Malory's coming to London, was forced to follow,
for he gave it out in Yorkshire he came to complain. I humbly
crave I may not utterly be beggared, which is all "his blodi
and gredy myne doth thriste after." Be not carried away
with their fair dissembling tongues—If they can prove, or if
I did anywise give, any breach of your Honour's commandment,
I crave no favour, but if they have, let me not endure more
than nature can. Stand my good Lord, and, as your Honour
once did order the matter betwixt us, so of your infinite goodness
stay the matter that by delays I be not undone, and my poor
man discharged, whose blood is sought for most wrongfully
and mine if they could "a' urdge" it wilful murder in him.
I will refer me to the opinion of the Council at York, the
judges and those of the jury who were gentlemen of great worth,
which when Sir William and his faction perceived, they desired
to be put off till the assize in Lent next, only to undo me, for
if your Honour do not employ me the sooner, I know not how
to get to eat. From my "logine lame (longine to here frome
youre Honore), by Lune bryde" the xxi. of October.
Holograph. Seal. 1 p. (67. 86).
|John Richards to the Earl of Essex, Earl Marshal, etc.|
Petition to Essex as commissioner for
surveying the lands, pensions and grants given to Cathedral
or collegiate churches, chapels and hospitals, complaining
that the Mayor and city of London have not fulfilled the
conditions of the grant made to them by Henry the Eighth
of certain lands, parcel of the little friary of St. Bartholomew,
1 p. (179. 171).
|[1589–1600].||To the Earl of Essex—A brief information of the delays of the Norwich cause, and the practices of many inconveniences, very dangerous to the Cathedral Church there.|
|1. The first and worst practice was in the time of Mr. Dean Salisbury, who made the unreasonable long leases of 99 years in possession, and 99 years in reversion.|
|2. The multitude of blanks sealed with the chapter seal.|
|3. The multitude of leases made in Mr. Dean Gardyner's time of every particular, that troubled the country and city both with too many suits.|
|4. The combining of Mr. Dean Dove with this clamorous sort of old leases, exacting 6s. 8d. in the pound out of their rent for maintenance of the suit against her Majesty's lawful leases.|
|5. Clamorous speeches against her Majesty's interest.|
|6. The establishing of all these inconveniences by act of Parliament, the matter not rightly understood of the house at that time, as it had been before.|
The Petition therefore is that her Majesty may command
Mr. Fanshawe to discharge the trust to him committed, according
to her most gracious warrant.—Undated.
Unsigned. 1 p. (103. 30(2).
|William Conradus, schoolmaster, to Sir Robert Cecil.|
|[1599 or 1600].||
Petitions with respect to his action against
Champantie, an alien, relative to a lease of eighteen tenements
and the Queen's rights in the matter.—All undated.
½ p. (141), 1 p. (154), ½ p. (380), 2 pp. (1211), ½ p. (1289), ½ p. (1353), 1 p. (1380), ½ p. (1676), 1 p. (1822).
[See Calendar Part IX., p. 109, X. pp. 175, 359, XII. p. 579.]
|.||Estimate of the ordnance, with necessaries thereto appertinent, for the battering of Dunkirk.|
The estimate is for 25 pieces in all, 2580 shot, and 500 barrels
of powder etc. Note at foot that this provision will royally
perform the action; the battery may be planted in 4 days,
and the place made assaultable in 9 hours, if it is now of the
same strength it was 5 years after the Duke was possessed of
it; but if it be reinforced, or two or three cavalieras made in it,
the estimate must be augmented.—Undated.
Endorsed: Paul Ivy touching Dunkerque.
1 p. (98. 88).
|[c. 1600?].||Accusations against the students of the seminary.|
1. That the students who are natives of the towns and cities
of Ireland are the most unfit of the whole kingdom for evangelic
work. 2. That they cannot read or write in the Irish tongue.
3. They are of English race and have their dealings with
Englishmen. 4. They are sons of rich merchants who can
maintain them. 5. They have been reared under obedience to the
Queen of England. 6. Their inmost affection is to the Queen
and not to the Catholic Church. 7. It must be that on returning
to their own people they will let themselves go with the stream,
and do much more harm than if they had not studied. 8. They
teach that one may obey the Queen. 9. Take arms against
the King Catholic, and, 10, confess, absolve and administer
divine offices to those who obey the Queen and take arms
against the King Catholic in Ireland.
The accusations against the provinces of Laginia and Momonia and the merchants there.
1. That the province of Laginia and the two provinces of
Momonia are schismatics. 2. That the merchants of these
provinces, fathers of the said students, aid the heretics against
the Catholics. 3. That these merchants, even though Catholics,
of all the Irish, least desire to take the king of Spain for lord;
because of the many privileges their towns and cities hold
from the English and their fear of Spanish governors. 4. They
would send their sons to study in England and France if it
were not to avoid the cost. 5. That Father Thomas Vitus
will not receive, as students in the seminary of Salamanca,
natives of the provinces of Ultonia and Conacia, because they
are declared Catholics and have so many years been in arms in
defence of the Catholic Faith.
Endorsed: "Accusations against the students and merchants of the obedient parts of Ireland, presented to the Council of Spain by Henry O'Neale, son to the earl of Tyron."
Spanish. 2 pp. (58. 29).
|Robert Cecil to Lady Paget.|
Acknowledges a letter brought by Philip Cary,
her son, and promises to take all opportunity to further his
suit. Speaks of Lady Paget as one "who lives so near and
knows so inwardly our Mistress and our court."—Undated.
Draft, corrected by Cecil.
1 p. (98. 63).
|Lord Grey to the Earl of Southampton.|
"As the chief impediment why you refused
France you alleged the deputies speedy departure: he is gone,
you here, and yet I hear not of you. But to conclude all wordy
disputations (worthy rather of women than men of war) I now
call you by my third letter, and expect the performance of your
first, that you going not presently into Ireland, we may into
France, but if by the Queen's leave you haste for Ireland I
may now receive from you the English port (unpestered by
this passage) and day we shall meet in thence to embark
together, and with equal number for some such indifferent
place in Ireland, as by the liberty of your first I am to choose.
If you accept not this what can I offer ? Only my clearing
must be the divulging of your slack proceeding."—Undated.
Holograph. 1 p. (98. 108).
|[c. 1600].||Memorial from Christopher Hollywood, prisoner in the Gatehouse, to be showed to Mr. Wills.|
Being examined by Mr. Secretary, the latter affirmed that
he should have nothing done to him for his religion; which
also for Irishmen generally he has professed since, so that in
other matters they be found loyal. There was only laid to
his charge that he meant to have gone to the Queen's enemies
to further them. Nothing having been found since last
Christmas to confirm this charge, he sues Mr. Secretary, who
committed him, for his discharge. As he is informed that
upon the good report of his cousin the Lord of Donesane,
Mr. Secretary gave to understand that he would discharge
him, he now sets down the reasons to move him thereto: which
are that he is wholly unguilty, for if he would have gone to the
enemy he might easily have passed through Spain and Holland:
that being of a weak complexion, and much broken with study,
he could not live in the Irish pale; that by so doing he would
have brought his house and friends into disgrace: that he had
directions from his superior to abstain from matters of state:
that if he be not suffered to go to his country some other will
be sent in his place: that by his discharge his kindred, men of
account in the Irish pale, will be bound to the state: and that
there is no good to the state from stopping his voyage.—Undated.
1 p. (98. 127).
|Musters for Ireland.|
Schedule containing the defects of all the horses
which are now remaining at this port of Chester, viewed and
mustered and ready to be transported to the realm of Ireland
for her Majesty's service there. Signed by H. Hardware,
Mayor; W. Brereton; Jeff Fenton; Richard Trevor; Thomas
Wilbram; and Henry Mainwaring.
Bedford. Nicholas Luke, Esq., John Burgoyne, Esq., George Wyngates, Esq.
Bucks. Sir Wm. Clerke.
Cambridge. Sir John Cotton, Thomas Sutton, Gyles Allington, Esq., Anthony Cage, Esq., Capt. Lisley.
Huntingdon. Sir Henry Cromwell, Sir Gervis Clifton, Sir Richard Dyer.
Hertford. Sir Philip Butler, Sir Arthur Capell, Sir Thomas Sadler, Rowland Litton, Esq.
Middlesex. Sir Robert Wroth, Sir John Spencer, Richard Payne, Esq., Thomas Crompton, Esq.
Cheshire. All horses and men sent and well furnished.
Essex. Sir Thomas Lucas, Sir Edmund Huddleston, Henry Appleton, Rauffe Wyseman, Gabriel Pointes, John Sams, Thomas Rawlins, John Wright.
York, West Riding. Sir John Savell, Wm. Wentworth, Richard Wortley, Wm. Hungates.
York, North Riding.—Sir Wm. Bellasis, Thomas Dawney, Thomas Fairfax, Rauffe Lauson.
York, East Riding. Sir Christopher Hilliard, Sir Henry Constable, Henry Griffith, Thomas Meetham.
Rutland. Sir John Harrington, James Harington.
Leicester. Sir Andrew Nowell, Wm. Turpin.
Lincoln. Sir Edward Dymmocke, Sir George Sempole, Sir Wm. Wray, Sir Thomas Munson, Wm. Rigden.
Northampton. Sir Edward Mountague, Sir George Fermor, George Shurley, Edward Gruff, John Bradwell.
Nottingham. John Stanhope.
Norfolk. Sir Edward Clere, Sir Wm. Paston, Sir Bassingbourne Gawdy, Nathaniel Bakon, Henry Gawdy, Clement Spilman.
Suffolk. Sir Anthony Wingfield, Sir Thomas Kidson.
Berks. Sir Michael Molins, Thomas Reade.
Stafford. Edward Leighe, Thomas Horwood, Wm. Crompton.
Derby. John Manners, Francis Leake, Wm. Cavendish.
Salop. Horse and men all complete and well furnished.
Lancaster. Edward Standish, horse and man complete and well furnished, and so all the rest of that shire.
Kent. Sir Moyle Finch, Sir Michael Sandes, Sir John Roper, Peter Manwood, Thomas Kempe, Sampson Leonard, Wm. Sidley, Martin Barneham, John Smith, James Cromer, Thomas Scott, Thomas Potter, John Hales, Norton Knatchpull, George Bouge, Anthony Angell, John Tufton, Richard Smith.
"These counties following were out of your Lordship's list sent unto us":
Warwick. Sir Fowlke Grevell, Sir Thomas Lucy, Sir Thomas Leighe, Thomas Spencer.
Surrey. George Evelin, Edward Levesley.
Sussex. From whence we understand by Captain Dawke's letter there are 6 horses coming.
Against each of the above names one or more defects are specified. The defects are in men, horses, horsemen's coats, curats, headpieces, swords, pistols and staves.—Undated.
4 pp. (98. 130).
|Anthony, Bishop of St. Davids, to [Sir R. Cecil].|
For the wardship of Margaret Heamys daughter
of Thomas Heamys, alderman of Gloucester, deceased. The
Countess of Warwick, who asked for the wardship for William
Oldsworth, upon petitioner's report to her of his just claim
to the virgin by way of contract with consent of parents, is
content that he should have the wardship.—Undated.
1¼ p. (1860).
|Sir Turlogh O'Brien to Sir Robert Cecil.|
He notified Cecil by his last letter that he had
certain notes and advertisements of his own collection which
did not a little concern the state. He now sends them, protesting that nothing contained in them is enforced either of
hatred or malice towards any, but are only simple motions
proceeding from a mind in discharge of a good conscience that
detests any progressions which may in time bring forth any
disloyal or dangerous issue.—Undated.
Endorsed: Sir Turlogh O'Brian to my Mr.
1 p. (98. 161).
|Wm. Hollidaie to Sir John Popham.|
This (fn. 2) book of shipping of apparel for her Majesty's
forces, kept by the contractors themselves, shows only from
summer 1597 to summer 1600. It appears thereby to be wanting
in apparel 27,000l. There remains in their custody the other
book, which will make it further appear to be wanting in both
books to the value of 30,000l., which they have employed less
in apparel than they have received out of the Exchequer. He
will undertake to make this manifest by the said book. He
offers to procure men of good sufficiency in this city to serve
the army with better apparel for less than 5,000l. yearly than
now; the number of soldiers remaining the same. The contractors expect presently to receive a great sum out of the
Exchequer, payment of which he advises should be deferred
till their arrearages be examined.—Undated.
Holograph. 1 p. (108. 112).
|Licences for Starch.|
Note of the rent and charges paid to Mr. Anton
and others for licence to sell starch in the county of Warwick
and city of Coventry. Sum 50l. Includes payment to Standish
the messenger, and Robert Lynge. The first licence I gave bears
date Sept. 29, and the "coranto" came forth Nov. 22, not
2 months. Addenbrooke had given his licences for a year then
to come, and in divers places taken a year's rent beforehand,
and the Parliament drawing so near, which they thought would
dissolve it. For which causes I was in the county about it
from Sept. 7 till Oct. 18, and yet left a third part unlicensed
or dealt with, and spent more money than I received of them
1 p. (130. 176).
|Alardt de la Dale.|
"Cipher for Alardt de la Dale, kinsman to Mr.
Mucheron, alias Baltasar Peterson."
Note thereon by Cecil "From Myddleburgh letters will come." A cypher key.
1 p. (140. 56).
|Donogh, Earl of Thomond to the Queen.|
|[1600 or earlier ?]||
In consideration of his losses and services,
prays for grant of a freedom of all his own proper inheritance
in the county of Clare, and other allowances.
1 p. (142. 185).
He doth take it grievously that her Majesty will
not permit him access unto her to deliver his reasons of his
unfitness to be employed in this service, wherein he doubted
not by her gracious acceptance to satisfy her, and until such
time as he could make trial of your favour therein he was willing
to submit himself to any punishment rather than to prepare
himself towards that journey, before he have yielded his reasons
to her Majesty.
Memorandum that I have told his Lordship her Majesty doth think him fit and willed me to tell his Lordship so much, notwithstanding that she knows he will make excuses more.
Endorsed: "1600, L. Zouch. 16,000 foot. 1050. 2000." In Cecil's hand.
|William Killigrew to Sir Robert Cecil.|
I have acquainted her Majesty with your letter,
which she read over, but continueth in her purpose to have you
go to the French Ambassador, both because she sent him word
yesterday by his servant that you would speak with him, and
because she desires him to be dealt with first by you; and yet
she means to speak to him herself when he comes. Her Majesty
wishes that you had heard something from her Agent in
Constantinople, in case the Ambassador should treat with her
She is well pleased the Ambassador should come on Friday, as you write.
Holograph. Undated. Endorsed: "1600." Seal.
1 p. (181. 73).
Eldest son to Philip Ludovic, Count Palatine of
the Rhine, duke of Bavaria at Newburgh, count of Veldeutz
and Spauheim. His mother is sister to the now duke of Cleve.
His grandfather was Wolfgang, duke of Deuxpont, who brought a Dutch army for the Protestants into France.
This Wolfgang Wilhelmus is of a second branch of the counts
palatine of the Rhine, the first branch is the now elector palatine
at Heidelberg. If he die without issue male, this Wolfgang
Wilhelmus' father is next heir. He hath an uncle also called
duke of Deuxponts who hath married another of the duke
of Cleve's sisters.
He is by profession a Lutheran and is lodged at the Flower de Lux in Cruchedfryers.
½ p. In the handwriting of one of Cecil's secretaries.
To the effect of the first two paragraphs of the above.—Italian.
|[1600?]||Note of points to be considered upon the statutes for measuring of silks.|
The writer details the statutes relating to the matter; and
recommends that in "your Honour's" [Cecil's] patent for
the silk farm there should be a dispensation from certain
penalties of the statutes to such merchants as have had their
goods measured and sealed by [Cecil's] deputies or farmers.—
Undated. 2½ pp. (186. 142).
|Sir Thomas Sherley's petition.|
Concerning a dispute with a certain Mr. Thomas
Leeds as to the rightful ownership of various shares in a ship
called the Roebuck. Names of parties mentioned are Richard
Cowper, George Wadham, John Man, Thomas Bishop, and
John Leeds, father of the said Thomas Leeds.—Undated.
1 p. (197. 91).
|Soldiers for Ireland.|
|[c. 1600].||"The causes why the soldiers lying at several ports to be transported for the service of Ireland are not yet gone."|
Digest of letters received on the above subject from the Earl
of Thomond from Milford, Nov. 3 and 4; Sir Richard Leveson
from the Downs Nov. 5; Captain Alford from Chester Nov. 4;
the Mayor of Chester Nov. 4; and the Commissioners for the
Musters in Cheshire Nov. 4.
1½ pp. (205. 110)
|Richard Paulfreyman to the Commissioners for the Office of the Ordnance.|
Patentee for the office of the small guns. Complains that John Lee makes untrue suggestions that he has
usurped that office, and has not delivered security. Prays
2 pp. (1112).
|John Stone, brewer, of Bristol, to the Earl of Essex.|
Sir Thomas Knowles owes him 500l. for diet of
him and his followers when he lay at Bristol expecting wind to
go to Ireland. Has been delayed 30 weeks in London in hope
of payment. Money is also owing to him by Sir William, Sir
Thomas's brother. Prays Essex to persuade them to satisfy
½ p. (1891).
|Sir Robert Cecil, to Elizabeth, Dowager Lady Russell.|
Correspondence as to her daughters' inheritance.
1 p. (1949).
|Petitions to the Queen or her Privy Council.|
About four years since was committed to the
Clink upon some pretended matter of suspicion, but having
been divers times examined, there appears no matter to charge
him with except his recusancy. Prays for enlargement upon
sufficient bond.—Undated. [See C.P., Part VI., pp. 427, 428.]
1 p. (82.)
Three years past went to Ireland with Sir Conyers
Clifford, to take up his inheritance. Was spoiled by the rebels.
Asks for pension or employment in the wars.—Undated.
Note by Cecil: asking for certificates.
1 p. (226).
|Robert Onaghton to [the Council of Ireland].|
Requests them to certify English Council of his
Note signed by Lord Mountjoy and others, that they are restrained from writing on behalf of suitors.—Undated.
1 p. (226(5)).
Begs for money to pay his creditors, in view of his
½ p. (403).
Details his military services in Ireland, and his
losses by the rebels. Prays for pension, or the office of collector
of composition rents in Connaught.—Undated.
1 p. (813).
Imprisoned for violence committed upon the
French by the Captain and company of a ship of his, without
his knowledge and consent. Maintains that he is not justly
liable for their acts, and prays for the benefit of the law.
Undated. ½ p. (1229).
|The States of Jersey.|
Pray for the settlement of the controversy between
them and John Guillm. Matters which have been proved against
Guillm. concerning bond to the merchants of St. Malos, and
disbursements in behalf of the captives. Pray that they may
be dismissed to return to their public charges, and that Guillm.
be punished as the Council think fit.—Undated.
1 p. (2043).
For lease in reversion, for his services as
groom of the privy larder.—Undated.
Note by Sir J. Herbert that the Queen grants a lease of 20l.
|James Beauvor and John Mesurier, merchants of Guernsey.|
A bark of St. Malo's, laden with Newfoundland
fish, being by tempest driven into Guernsey in November
1594, was arrested, contrary to the privileges of that isle, by
Mr. George Polet (Paulet), Lieutenant of Sir Thomas Leyghton,
and put in bond of 500 French crowns to prove St. Malo's at
the time of the arrest to have been under the obedience of the
French King. This bond, though certified by Doctor Aubry
and Dr. Caesar to have been unduly taken, hath of late been
called in question, and Robert Boulam of St. Malo, who stood
bound therein, has been ordered by the bailiff and jurats of
the isle to pay it. As petitioners stood bound to hold Boulam
harmless, they appealed to the Council, who remitted the cause
to the Queen's counsel. Considering that Mr. Francis Bacon,
being one of them, is not acquainted with the privileges of the
isle, as he already partly hath certified, they pray that the
matter may be referred to the Masters of the Requests, who are
better acquainted with the same.—Undated.
½ p. (79).
|Petitions, etc., to Sir Robert Cecil.|
Martin Ganzer, Merchant of Nuremberg.
Came to England for the second time about three years past to
recover 3000l or thereabouts owing to him by Robert Barmby
and his partners. His case was remitted by Cecil to Mr. Doctor
Caesar, who sent it to the Court of Requests, who appointed four
Commissioners to examine it, viz., Thomas Cordell, William
Garway, merchants of London, and Walter Artson and Cypryan
Gabrie. Prays Cecil to urge these Commissioners to speedily
take the matter in hand and report upon it.—Undated.
½ p. (4).
Walter Meeke, servant to the Lord Treasurer,
Prays for the concealed wardship of the heir of John Brett of
Kent, the Bishop of Canterbury having entitled himself to the
wardship of Johnson's heir of Kent, granted to petitioner.
Undated. 1 p. (89.)
William Andrews. Having lost £60 by Casper
Vansendon, merchant stranger, arrested him in London, but
is threatened to be imprisoned for this arrest, Vansendon
shewing a warrant from Cecil which, he affirms, protects him.
Petitioner was ignorant of the warrant, and prays that Cecil
will not impute to him the doing of anything in contempt
½ p. (153).
Robert Rowse of London, Cloth worker. Abuses
committed in the workmanship of woollen cloth, contrary to
the decree late made in the Starchamber. Prays that he and
six others may be appointed overseers for the suppressing of
straining and stretching of cloth.—Undated.
½ p. (211).
Robert Onaghton. Sends certificate from Sir
Henry Warren, Thomas Dillon, and Captain Malbye that he is
heir to the lands of Shane O'Naghton and that he is of loyal
½ p. (226. (2)).
The Same.—Similar petition.
½ p. Undated. (226. (3)).
The enclosure: Copy of certificate by Thomas Dillon, Chief Justice of Connaught.
1 p. Undated. (226. (4)).
John Yardley and others, creditors of Pinchpoole
Lovett. Pray for Lovett's enlargement upon bond, as a
means to the payment of their debts.—Undated.
½ p. (346).
Hubert Fox. For the discharge of debts incurred
by him for the Queen's service in Ireland.—Undated.
1 p. (365).
James Gallwey, agent for the city of Limerick.
For payment of money due to the city for ready money lent
and for diet of the Queen's forces and garrisons.—Undated.
½ p. (393).
Mark le Strang. For the grant of the pension
of Captain John Burton, lately deceased, in reward for his
services in the wars in Ireland.—Undated.
1 p. (468).
Francis Markham.—His services in the wars
since 1586, and in several voyages under the Earl of Essex.
Prays for restoration to such place as he lately held.—Undated.
½ p. (475).
Christopher Porter. Is one of the Queen's
ordinary messengers, imprisoned contrary to the Queen's
injunction. Prays Cecil to consider his petition.—Undated.
½ p. (815).
John Meade and Edmond Tyrry, agents for Cork,
Pray for the renewal of their charter, by the name of Mayor
and Sheriffs, and the extension of their franchises, most of
the accustomed jurors of the city having freeholds out of the
¼ p. (958).
Robert Ellyott. To be restored to the Queen's
grace again, and for employment in the wars in Ireland.—
Undated. 1 p. (979).
The Same. If he may not have Her Majesty's
grace, prays for passport to return.—Undated.
1 p. (1177).
Morice Hurley. For the collectorship of
county charges in Limerick and Kerry: also that his land in
Knocklongy and elsewhere be made free from impositions:
and that a market and fair be erected in Knocklongy.—
Undated. 1 p. (1242).
The Same. For the collectorship of Munster:
also that his lands in Knocklongy and elsewhere in Ireland be
made free of impositions: and for grant of a market and fair
1 p. (1284).
The Same. For the collectorship of the Queen's
rents, etc., in the province of Munster. For confirmation of
the freedom of his lands of Knocklongy, Kilrush and elsewhere
from impositions, and for grant of a market and fair at
1 p. (1659).
Captain Anthony Crompton. For payment of
money advanced by him in Ireland.—Undated.
½ p. (1303).
The Same. For conduct of some of the 1000
soldiers shortly to go to La Foyle. Is known to Sir H. Docwra,
whose lieutenant he was.—Undated.
1 p. (1551).
Robert Grey. His losses by his recusancy.
Complains of the dealings of Mr. Felton with his property.
Prays for relief therein, and that he may enjoy the benefit of
1 p. (1305).
Dennys Mackarty. Imprisoned in Bristol gaol
for hurting a man, for which he was condemned in 20 marks,
which he is unable to pay. Prays Cecil to take some course
for his relief.—Undated.
Note by Cecil that he has written once or twice for petitioner, and neither can nor will do any more in it.
1 p. (1309).
Reginald Frier. For consideration of his
petitions in the causes of his master the Earl of Thomond:
as to debts due to him: satisfaction for beeves taken for
victualling the army: and execution of justice in his
controversy with Sir Terloghe O'Bryen.—Undated.
1 p. (1332).
|[After March, 1600]||
Patrick Crosbie. Details his money
transactions with Sir Warham St. Leger, lately slain by Magwyre,
and Magwyre by him. Prays that certain monies due to him
by St. Leger, and by Richard Burk, Baron of Castlecouill,
lately slain by the rebels, may be deducted from the
entertainments due to them, and paid to him.—Undated.
1 p. (1683).
Captaim William Maye. For payment of money
due to him on a warrant from the Lords Justices of Ireland.
Undated. ½ p. (1686).
Edmund Colthurst. Farmer of the castle and
manor of Lysfynny, Waterford. Henry Pyne inserted in his
petition, with his own castle Mogela, the castles of Lysfynny,
Kilmacowe, and others, and the matter was referred to the
Lord President there. Petitioner has not only defended the
castle of Lysfynny, but in a sort continued the castles of Mogela
and Kilmacowe in the Queen's service. Prays for letters to
the President for the establishing of 50 men in pay at castle
Lysfynny, and the command of the cantreds of Cosmore and
Costride, and he will undertake the manning, keeping and
defending of the castles of Lysfynny and Kilmacowe, and the
re-edifying of the ruined town of Tollo.—Undated.
½ p. (1690).
Walter Brady, Constable of the Castle of Cavann.
If authorized, he could draw from the rebels a hundred of his
name, who now follow that dissolute course for want of maintenance, and reclaim them to the Queen's service upon assurance
of the Queen's pay.—Undated.
½ p. (1714).
|[1600 or earlier].||
Patrick Boyton, Walter Hackett, and
Dennis Rian; of Munster. Of their losses in this rebellion.
which are known to Lord Bourck. Are bound to the Low
Countries to serve the Queen, and pray for relief.—Undated.
1 p. (1789).
John Tredwey. Was commanded to pay 8l. towards
the furnishing of horses in Northamptonshire for the Queen's
forces in Ireland. Entreated to be discharged thereof, on
account of his inability. Afterwards offered the money, which
was refused, because the Commissioners' certificate was made.
Prays for Cecil's consideration in the matter.—Undated.
¾ p. (1804).
Richard Jones and Christopher Atkins,
for the parishioners of Thornebury and elsewhere, Gloucester.
They complain that Edward Stafford, son of Lord Stafford,
and others, by force took away 11 milch kine from Jones to
Thornbury Castle; also took money and his cloak from Jones,
and imprisoned him in the castle; and have since attempted
the same outrageous enterprises upon Atkins and others, so
that the inhabitants are in danger for their goods, and almost
in despair of their lives. Pray for letters to the Sheriff and
Justices of Gloucester to protect them.—Undated.
1 p. (1999).
|[1600 or later].||
T. Hesketh. With a small remembrance
of his love and duty.
Endorsed: "[160 . .]" ½ p. (2179).
Sir Edward Dyer. A warrant was granted him
in 1588 for the passing of concealed lands, with liberty to
surrender all such leases as were passed by virtue of a warrant
granted to Sir Edward Stafford, in the names of Dyer and
William Munsey. He now offers to surrender to the Queen
all lands which he has passed under the first warrant, and
certain of the said leases, in consideration of receiving a new
warrant, for which he offers certain terms. Details the
conditions he will observe in order to avoid abuses.—Undated.
2 pp. (2343).
Bartholomew Neale. For gift towards
building a house, for his services as the Queen's gardener at
½ p. (1634).
|Genealogy of "Broecmaniae," or the Brock family, shewing their intermarriages with the Counts of E. Friesland.|
Table I.—"Old Keno Count of Brock whereof
Aurick was capital begat two sons and two daughters."
5 generations are given, among the last of which occurs
"Theda, who married Count Ulric, died 1494." The last
date mentioned is 1594. [In 1463 or 1464 this Ulric was
made Count of E. Friesland by the Emperor.]
Table II.—"Edzard, surnamed Syrksena, (fn. 3) ruler in Greithsel, "Norden and Berum, son of Ennon [son of Edzard] by "Doda, daughter of Kenon Broeck, begat a son to whom "he gave the name of his father."
Five generations are then given, among the last of which occur—"Belthazar, Margaret married Count Rittberg "and had issue John a Rittberg," etc. [Ennon IV. Count of E. Friesland married in 1581 Walpurga daughter of John Count of Rittberg, who was probably the son of Margaret mentioned above].
Then follow biographical and other notes, e.g.:—
1366. Cæsus est Comes Christianus ab Oldenburgo.
|1372. Imelo Kenestra Broecmaniæ Regulus equo delapsus occubuit.|
|1389. Miles Ocko Brocemaniæ Regulus in Aurick occisus in monasterio Hensi sepelitur.|
|1420. Factum est bellum de Wildenaccar in Brocemania.|
|The last entry is:—|
1463. Inauguratus est Ost Frisiæ Comitatui ex beneficio
Frederici tertii Imp. Rom: Ulricus Grethanus heres et
Sybodus Ulrici ex sorore nepos [et] equitis aurati insignia
Latin. 4 pp. (141. 47).
|Spanish Money Seized.|
|[Before 1601].||Petition of "a great number of merchants, widows and fatherless of the United Provinces, interested in the bags of Spanish money taken out of the 3 Dutch ships by some of her Majesty's fleet," to the Privy Council.|
The Council long since wrote to the Judge of the Admiralty
to examine their cause, but the counsel and proctors of the Earl
of Essex and the Lord Admiral will not proceed without special
warrant. They pray the Council to take speedy order in the
1 p. (186. 155).
Names of the Shires of England, with numbers attached, from 10 (Middlesex) to 794 (Somerset).
In hand of Earl of Essex.
1 p. (179. 158).