Cecil Papers: Miscellaneous 1601

Pages 189-202

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Miscellaneous 1601

Francesco Rizzo to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1601 ?] Two years ago petitioned him for the release of Ortensio Spinola, and offered to pay 1,000 crs., as he was commissioned from Antwerp to do; but the offer was rejected. A few months ago he was again commissioned to offer 250l. for the said Spinola, who had spent the rest in prison; and on speaking of the matter was told that Spinola's exchange against Mr. Bruschetto, prisoner in Flanders, was being treated. Seeing that the matter drags and that Spinola is in very bad health and not likely to live long, renews the petition for his release and offers 300l. which is all that Spinola's relations will give. The money shall be paid as soon as Spinola has his passport.
Italian. Holograph. Seal. 1 p. (39. 97.)
[John Browne] to the Right Hon. [Sir Robert Cecil ?]
[1601 ?] Divers stuffs are imported which pay custom, such as buffins, say, serge, bumbaseys, rasse, grogrens and others; and the many strangers in the realm frame themselves only to the making of such commodities. The Queen ought to receive custom from such stuffs, as for those imported. There is also a great hindrance to the custom of silks for which [Cecil] pays the Queen custom, by the abundance which the strangers make of tuft taffetas, wrought velvets, figured satins and other sorts of silk mingled with thread and wool. Recommends [Cecil] as a thing most pertinent to his former patent, to procure the farming of the custom of all such foreign stuffs made in the realm.—Undated. 1 p. (98. 50.)
The Same to the Same.
[1601 ?] On the same subject. If [Cecil] will obtain the custom from the Queen, and will let it, Browne offers to rent it at 80l. a week.—Undated. ½ p. (98. 51.)
The Same to the Same.
[1601 ?] On the same subject. As [Cecil] was not pleased to go forward with the suit, Browne begs that he will direct him to one of the Lords to whom he may prefer it.—Undated.
½ p. (98. 51.)
The Same to the Same.
[1601 ?] On the same subject. Explains that the custom will fall upon the consumer, and the maker have no reason to complain. There is no reason to fear that it would drive the makers out of the realm, for if they could live anything near so well at home, considering they have had free liberty of conscience for these 3 years, they would not have stayed so long from their native country.
Undated. ½ p. (98. 52.)
[1601 or later.] Demise to T.B. & R. H. of the customs and subsidies growing due to the Queen on silk goods (specified), cambrics and lawns, imported.—Undated.
Endorsed by Munck, "A clause of my Master's patent."
½ p. (98. 64.)
[1601 or later.] The contents of a lease to be granted of the Queen's customs due for velvets and other silk goods, cambrics and lawns.—Undated.
Endorsed by Cecil, "customs."
1 p. (98. 65.)
P. Crosbie to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1601.] With a letter from Lady Norreys, who has given him further instructions to lay open to Cecil the necessity of her cause. The whole estate of herself and her child depends upon it. Begs Cecil's help in the matter.
Undated. ¼ p. (98. 75.)
[See C.P., Part xi., p. 557]
English Causes in France.
[1601?] "State of the French King's commission for English causes." The Queen has appointed commissioners of her French marine causes, and the French King was said to have done the like for English complaints; but his commission is found defective, and only extends over the jurisdiction of the Parliament of Rouen. The experience of this is now found in the case of Alden against those of Treport, which being under the resort of Paris, the officers of the Parliament there refuse to obey the warrant of the commissioners. The Queen's ambassador desired to have the commission authorised by other courts of Parliaments, and the Chancellor Bellience at first thought this reasonable, but on the suggestion of others it was thought fitter that two commissions should be established, one for the Admiralty of France at Rouen, the other for the Admiralty of Guienne at Bordeaux. Arguments against this course, and in favour of having one commission throughout France. Notwithstanding these reasons M. de Villeroy will not proceed further till he knows how the Queen likes of this double commission; and being urged to verify the commission in the court of Paris only, he only replied that he would acquaint the King's procureur with it.
Undated. 1½ pp. (98. 98.)
[Cp. Part xi., p. 16.]
Earl of Pembroke to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1596–1601.] If Cecil will vouchsafe a sick man a favour, that cannot come to move him himself, beseeches him to let William Vaughan of Tretower, that is first in the return for Brecknockshire, have his furtherance to be sheriff. He (Pembroke) would be glad to see in the time of his affliction any request of his take effect. He has yet found it in none or few.
Undated. 1 p. (98. 167.)
Sir John Stafford to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1601.] The Queen has granted him the keeping of her Castle of Bristol. Prays Cecil to move her to despatch him in the passing hereof, by her bill assigned.
Undated. 1 p. (99. 17.)
[See C.P., Part xi., p. 565.]
Anthony Crompton to Sir Robert Cecil.
1601. Begs for a company in the present forces to be furnished for Ireland. His long stay by contrary wind in his late journey to Loughfoile hindered him of any means here to be restored to a company.
Endorsed: 1601. Captain Crompton.
Undated. 1 p. (108. 75.)
E[lizabeth] Dowager Lady R[ussell] to Sir Robert Cecil.
1601. Sending my last letter of thanks to you, I received answer that my man should not stay for answer, but that you would send it me. Which not done, I preferred my petition to the Council, who referred it to my Lord Chief Justice to call him before him to answer and make relation to your Lordships. Whereupon I sent to wait your pleasures yesterday; but your leisures served me not; only my Lord Chief Justice said he wished his brother Warberton had not done it, to the dishonour of the Court, so much to the disadvantage of myself and others, by disannulling what was done in Court by judges; and wished the matter were ended. But alas, shall a poor widow that has no other way of relief against an unjust judge but to complain to the throne of justice? From whence shall I receive no recompence for my corn, worth above 100 marks; nor for my barn that cost 40l.; nor he that has thus wronged the Court and me (when he was no judge): for that assure yourself that your aunt has not spent so much money in law so many years to be ignorant now, that justiciarii de Communi Banco be no longer judges of the Common Pleas than during the term, though the judges of the King's Bench be, that place representing her Majesty's person. And shall a lady of my place be touched so deeply in honour by a riot in her own liberty, where no sheriff has to do; and in her own manor and parish, where she dwells: and have no recompence to his shame and her relief? For God's sake let me have my corn restored, and him unjusticed, or openly reproved for his insolent breach of justice. I would willingly lose a yearly value for one year of my copyhold that he might lose his place, and my corn be restored. Your aunt beggared by wrongs.
Holograph. Undated.
Endorsed: 1601. Lady Russell.
1 p. (114. 115.)
[See C.P., Part xi., pp. 423–4.]
Christian, Lady Sandys to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1601.] She begs the Queen's mercy for her poor Lord and herself, whose case is most miserable. All they have is seized by the sheriff for her Majesty's use. "My Lord" had not 20l. in his house when he fell into this misfortune. His living was too little to maintain them, and he owes 3,000l. She prays her Majesty may give my Lord her gracious pardon, laying as great a fine on him as she pleases. She offered her Majesty a letter, and was informed by Lady Kilder (? Kildare) that she had been pleased to read it. She was very desirous to thank her Majesty for the stay of my Lord's arraignment, and has offered her all they have to save my Lord's life and honour. It might be thought little judgment to make that offer, but if she were put to her choice to have never so great a jointure and lose my Lord, or have him with nothing, she would choose him who is dearer to her than her life. "It may please her Highness to say I make a suit to her to take all we have. I dare put it to her mercy, as it pleased her to say the other day I sued to her to bring my Lord to his answer, which I meant nothing less, though I well knew his true heart. I knew he could not answer that he was drawn into that clay by that wild Earl's craft who hath been and lucky (?unlucky) to many but never good to any. I would he had never been born. "Expresses her obligations to Cecil, in whom only they trust. Begs him to accept "this small token of my own work."
Holograph. Undated.
Endorsed: 1605 [sic] Lady Sandys.
1 p. (114. 117.)
[Cp. Part xi., p. 182.]
Cipher of the Earl of Essex.
[1601 ?] "A cipher called a Jergon of the late Earl of Essex."
Begins:—The sense: "the proposition you are to make." The cipher: "A pacification." For use in Irish matters. At foot "This I did copy out of one written with my L. of Essex's hands when the bringing over of forces were desired. C. Davers."
Endorsed by Cecil.
1 p. (140. 53.)
Sir Charles Danvers.
[1601?] Writer complains that "he" made the Commission an instrument to defraud her Majesty of Sir Charles Danvers' lands, that he procured favour to be shown to Sir Edmund Cary; and of his and Cary's evil dealing with and arrest of Caulie.
Endorsed by Cecil, "Earl of Oxford."
pp. (146. 19.)
1601. "A note concerning Sir Charles Danvers' interest by lease at the time of his attainder. For the Earl of Oxford."
Proof of the lease and assignment of the lands made by Lady Danvers in her widowhood. Complaint against Sir Edmund Cary of subornation in connection with the case. The Earl of Oxford requests a warrant for search of Martha Cawley's house, Roger Garrard's and Richard Danvers' house, and that Richard Attwood and Richard Webb be apprehended and brought before the Council for embezzling evidences.
1 p. (146. 20.)
Peregrine, Lord Willoughby of Eresby.
1601. Extract from the will of the late right honourable Peregrine, Lord Willougby, Beake and Eresby, dated 7° Augusti, 1599, as to his desire that her Majesty may be pleased to grant to such as he commits the education of his son and heir, the wardship of his said son's body and one lease of her Majesty's third part of his lands during his non-age. For a small token of his loyalty and duty, he gives her a cup of gold to the value of 100l., or wills that the said sum of 100l. be bestowed by his executor upon some jewel or other thing to be presented to her. Desires her to pardon his presumption and to grant his petition touching the wardship of his child.
Endorsed, "Lord Willoughbye, 1601."
½ p. (183. 124.)
Sir John Brokett to Sir Robert Cecil.
[c. 1601.] Though I have not yet been worthy of your favour, my desire is to gain it. Being purposed to continue my unfortunate course in the wars of Ireland, I do acknowledge it my duty to make known to you my present going thither, where, though I know you may make me and my children your happy servants if you please, yet I dare not move you thereto, but if you will be pleased to account of me, I will be ready in all humble sort at your honour's service.
Holograph. Undated. Seal. ½ p. (185. 154.)
[Sir John Brokett, knighted in 1599, was serving in the wars in Ireland in 1601. See Calendar S.P. Ireland, 1600–1601, p. 396.]
John Gerrard.
[1601?] John Gerrard the Jesuit was supposed to direct himself for Ireland by Westchester. He hath been lately in London, and hath disguised himself with an artificial beard and periwig of a brown colour somewhat dark. His beard is very long cut after the spade fashion and very even and formally. He was met in Clerkenwell after this manner.
Undated. ½ p. (205. 72.)
Sir Gelly Meyrick.
[1601.] The estate and value of the lands escheated to her Majesty by the attainder of Sir Gelly Meyrick, wherein he had but an estate of trust, for payment of debts for the late Earl of Essex.—Undated.
1 p. (205. 77.)
John Raynolls to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1596–1601?] Agent for her Majesty's fort and town of Phillipstown in Ireland. Declaration of the present state of the town, and of King's county, wherein the same is seated: being the only receptacle from Maynooth to Limerick, and now for the most part possessed by the rebels. Beseeches that there may be some good course laid down to suppress their ancient enemies the Occonnors. The town being far distant from any relief saving only what they get by policy from the enemy, prays that he may be satisfied of the small remain due to them in the Queen's hands, whereby they may pay their creditors and relieve themselves.
On reverse, the above mentioned description, followed by: "the causes why the King's county hath been thus for the most part lost."
Undated. 1 sheet. (205. 90.)
Sherborne Lodge.
[1601?] Ground plan of Sherborne Lodge, by Symon Basyll. 160[ ].
1 sheet. Maps 2, 4.
[1601.] Plan of the siege of Kinsale. Shows the positions of the Viceroy's camp, Sir Richard Lucen's battery, Captain Wade's sconces, Sir Jeratt Horsey's sconces, the Lord President's camp, &c. By Baptista Boazio.—Undated.
Maps 2, 38.
Thomas Danett to Lord Buckhurst, Lord Treasurer.
[1601.?] For licence to transport beer to the Low Countries, in view of losses he has sustained by his brother John, who died in Ireland in the Queen's service, and of his father's and his own services.—Undated. ½ p. (1802.)
Petitions to the Queen or the Council.
[1586–1601.] Sir John Norreys.—For grant of concealed lands which he may find to the value of 500l. a year, for which he will pay a yearly rent of 300l.
Undated. ½ p. (144.)
[1586–1601.] The same.—For lease of such concealed lands as he shall discover within a year, and grant of attainted lands.
Undated. 1 p. (779.)
[1601?] John Andreas, child of the Queen's privy kitchen. In recompence of 20 years service prays for the office of surveyor of the Queen's Works in Ireland, void by the death of Michael Kettlewell.
Undated. ½ p. (156.)
[1601.] Nicholas Weston, agent of the City of Dublin. Has been a suitor these 10 months for 1,700l. due to the inhabitants of Dublin for dieting the Queen's army which were quartered in that city, in the time of great scarcity of victuals, at the rate of 5d. per diem, which they could not afford under 8d. per meal. Prays that the auditor of Sir Henry Wallopp's accounts may certify what is due so that they may be paid out of such new coin as went over for Ireland, the rather for that the money is to be dispersed among 1200 persons, and will never come into the bank but for the relief of their poor families to buy victuals.
Undated. 1 p. (200.)
[1601 ?] James Ware, for the Lord Deputy. Asks the Council's pleasure touching the 24 carriage geldings left upon the Lord Deputy's hands by the Earl of Essex's officers. Much of the port corn is now waste through these troubles, which other deputies have enjoyed to their great benefit: prays the Council to order that there be laid on the Lord Deputy no more rent than for those parcels only the corn whereof he receives.
Undated. 1 p. (202.)
[1601.] Garrott Sutton. His father David Sutton of Castleton of Kilrought, Kildare, was with Baron Nugent, Edward Cusake, and others, attainted and executed in the time of the late Lord Grey's government. All the other heirs of those attainted have been restored except petitioner. His services against the rebels in Ireland. Prays to be allowed to reverse his father's attainder.
Undated. 1 p. (1281.)
[1601] Captain Gerrald Fleminge. For grant of certain lands in Ireland, specified, for his military services there.
Undated. ½ p. (1282.)
[1589–1601.] William Damporte. For the forfeited goods of Thomas Achim, of Pelent, Cornwall, who has slain Leonard Turner and fled beyond seas.
Undated. Note by Sir John Fortescue as to Achim's property.
1 p. (1363.)
[c. 1601.] Sir Arthur Gorges.—For a grant of attainted lands, in regard of his long service, his late hindrance, and great losses.
Undated. 1 p. (1562.)
Petitions to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1596–1601?] Lady Ann Davis. Has been a suitor to Mr. Harvey for the redemption of her son at a reasonable rate, but the 900l. he asks is far above either the true value of him or her ability, and unless she gives it Harvey will instantly sell her son unto some other. Prays Cecil to have compassion on her manifold miseries, and that the loss of her son, whom she holds dearer than her life, may not be added to the rest, asks him to cause Harvey to come to some reasonable composition.
Undated. ¾ p. (21.)
[1601?] Executors of Lord North. Pray him to name persons to whom the lands of Lord North during his minority should be granted to his use, for he and his mother do not yet agree in naming such persons. Estate in yearly revenue of Lady North, wife of Sir John North: in jointure from the late Lord North her husband's father, the manor of Southelman, about 200l. a year, and 50l. a year out of Stechworth: from her own father a lordship: by the Queen's goodness she enjoys for 50l. a year the rectory of Landicill in Wales, worth 200l. a year: and all her young children but one have legacies from their grandfather.
Undated. 1 p. (58.)
[1601?] Henry Clerke. Had a life grant of the stewardship of Harrow, Middlesex, from the late Lord North, but is put from the same in the nonage of the present Lord North, to the prejudice of the Queen's interest in the manor. Prays to be restored to the office.
Undated. ½ p. (70.)
[1600 or 1601.] John Quarles, of London, merchant. For the redelivery of his books of account which have been withheld from him these four months by the Queen's order, and no perusal yet made thereof. Pledges himself not to alter anything in them. Will at all times be ready to bring them forth, and is able to convince the untrue surmises of his unjust dealings.
Undated. ½ p. (80.)
[1601.] [—]—As to the wardship of the heir and lands of David Lloid ap Morgan . . . It was granted to Thomas Mathewes, who for consideration passed it over to petitioner. Proceedings of Griffith Evans in the matter. Prays that he and not Evans may have a lease of the lands.
Undated. 1 p. (88.)
[1601.] Elias Allen. In regard of his hurts received in the Queen's sea service, she gave him the reversion of an almsman's room in Trinity College, Cambridge. One Thomas Hobson a carrier, a man of great wealth, dwelling at Cambridge above 10 years past, brought from George Willowes an almsman there his place, and has since held it and the fee thereof 6l. 13s. 4d. per ann. Hobson for sundry good causes is lately debarred from the fee by the Master and Seniors of the College. Prays Cecil to write to the latter to establish him in the room, in accordance with the Queen's grant.
Undated. ¾ p. (163.)
[See Part xi., p. 458.]
[1596–1601.] John Guillaum. His wrongs sustained by the state of the Isle of Jersey. His case and petition now rest with Mr. Wade, clerk of the Council: prays Cecil to call for the same, and decide upon his 7 years suit.
Undated. ½ p. (203.)
[1601.] Hendricke de Witt, Ferdenando de Backer and company of Middleborough. Their ship the Whitegreyhound, laden with sugar, was seized by the Lyonesse of London, John Throughton captain, and adjudged lawful prize. Pray for restitution of 6 chests of sugar which belong to them, and for payment of the freight as is customary.—Undated.
Note by Tho. Crompton upon the claim. If the Dutch desire sentence, the ship, which has been shifted away, must be brought again, otherwise there is no equity in their demand.
pp. (208.)
[1601.] Captain Edward Morice. Of his services in Ireland, and his discharge. The Lord Deputy recommends him for some land in Ireland. Asks Cecil to further enclosed suit.
Undated. 1 p. (209.)
The Enclosure: Petition of the same to the Queen. In consideration of his long services, prays for a lease in reversion of such lands as he can find out there to the value of 50l. a year.
Undated. ½ p. (209.)
[1601?] Thomas Denham, of Cork. Prays Cecil to mitigate his displeasure, excuse petitioners error committed in simplicity, and have compassion on his poor estate.
Undated. ½ p. (212.)
[c. 1601.] Sir George Thornton. His 33 years' service in Ireland. Prays for 40l. per ann. of the Queen's lands in Munster, excepting Jeames Fitzthomas's lands, the knight of the valley, and Mr. Morris's.
Undated. 1 p. (218.)
[1600 or 1601?] James Anderton, of Clayton, Lanc. Is constable of Lancaster Castle and steward of Londisdale, and understands that Richard Warberton makes suit to the Queen for these offices. Prays Cecil to stay the proceedings till petitioner comes up to answer.
Undated. ½ p. (243.)
[1601.] Henry Whitinge. Of the patronage of the parsonage of Clayton, Sussex: was recovered by him for the Queen, and at his suit Cecil presented thereto Humfrey Hill, clerk; but Sir Edward Mychelborne, who brought the inheritance of the parsonage, has lately presented a clerk. The suit is almost ready for trial. Prays Cecil to confirm his former grant.
Undated. ¾ p.
[See Part xi., p. 504.]
[1601?] Robert Dawson. The 30 years service of his father and himself to Cecil's family. Defends himself against the charges of William Singleton and his confederates.
Undated. 1 p. (253.)
[1601.] James Robson, Alderman of Cambridge, Thomas Robson his son, William Orton alias Androwes, merchant and Steven Paine. For release from imprisonment in the Gatehouse, upon bond.
Undated. ½ p. (315.)
[See Calendar S.P. Dom. 1601–1603, p. 54.]
[1601.] James and Thomas Robson, William Orton alias Androwes, and Stephen Payne, townsmen of Cambridge. Pray for release, having been imprisoned a fortnight in the Gatehouse. Are very sorry for offending Cecil.
Undated. ½ p. (318.)
[1601.] James Robson and others of Cambridge. Prisoners in the Gatehouse. Their defence to the charges made against them. The complaints, being private between party and party, are drawn by practice of the Vice-Chancellor, who disliketh of unity between the two corporations there, to be public offences against the University. Pray for enlargement.
Undated. 1 p. (1119.)
[1601?] William Edwards. On behalf of nine English captives in Spain (Captain Christopher Croftes and others). Proposes their exchange for certain Jesuits and Spaniards now brought in at Plymouth.
Undated. 1 p. (319.)
[Cf. Part xi., p. 527.]
[1601.] Thomas Jobson. Is a poor gentleman and a soldier, and was in Court when Cecil gave charge to all present to give attendance for the service of the Queen upon the sudden insurrection of the late Earl of Essex, which commandment he performed. Prays Cecil to relieve his poverty.
Undated. 1 p. (357.)
[1601.] Thomas Craford, baker of Cambridge. Is under bond to appear before Cecil on the 24th of this month, but has been arrested by one of the beadles of the University, and cannot be bailed. Prays Cecil to direct a mandamus for his appearance, or else discharge him of his bond.
Undated. ½ p. (372.)
[See Calendar of S.P. Dom., 1601–1603, pp. 51–53.]
[1601.] Thomas Cornewall. Mrs. Litleton offers composition for her husband's lands, supposed to be escheated by his attainder, in which composition she includes certain lands of petitioner's, to which she has no right. Offers terms.
Undated. 1 p. (373.)
[See Calendar S.P. Dom., 1601–1603, p. 22.]
[1601?] David FitzGubbon Gerald, merchant of London. For payment of 40l. lent to the late Earl of Desmond.
Undated. ¾ p. (376.)
[1601?] Symon Powell. Prays that justice be done on the murderers of his brother John Powell.
Undated. 1 p. (378.)
[1595–1601?] Thomas Price. Complains that he has been wrongfully dispossessed, for the second time, of his premises adjoining to the Exchange. Prays that the matter may be referred to Sir John Fortescue.
Undated. 1 p. (402.)
[1595–1601.] Richard Hornby and other tenants of the Queen's manor of Boulton in the Sands, Lancashire. Pray that a steward be appointed to the manor.
Undated. ½ p. (767.)
[1595–1601?] William Orrell. Of a poor rate due by him, and complaining that he and other inhabitants of Turton, Lancashire, are unjustly assessed.
Undated. 1 p. (864.)
[1601?] Daughters of the late Earl of Desmond. For relief.
Undated. ½ p. (875.)
[1595–1601.] Francis Sherington. For the appointment of an indifferent jury at Lancaster for the trial of the cause between him and Mr. Tildesley.
Undated. 1 p. (912.)
[1601?] Katherine Poole. For a pass for Henry Shelley to go into Flanders to fetch home her two daughters Jane and Constance.
Undated. 1 p. (1111.)
[See Part xi., pp. 221, 222.]
[1601?] Morice Shighan and others, servants of the late Earl of Desmond. Are left without any wages ever since they first followed the Earl. For relief.
Undated. 1 p. (1118.)
[1597–1601.] John Dumaresq, of Jersey. John de Carterett has procured letters from the Council, contrary to an order taken between him and petitioner. Prays that the letters may be stayed and the cause heard.
Undated. ½ p. (1209.)
[1601.] Thomas oge Gerrald. For reward for his services in delivering Castle Maynge; and in delivering the two sons of Perce Lacy, who first began the late rebellion in Munster.
Undated. 1 p. (1279.)
[See Calendar S.P. Ireland, 1600–1601, p. 233.]
[1601?] The Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London. For increase of their wages, "being but 8d. a day, which in these dear years will hardly give a man one meal's meat in a day." Refer to their extra services during the late troubles.
Undated. ½ p. (1283.)
[1601?] Thomas Warburton.—For warrant to Mr. Withebank to present for the Queen's signature petitioner's pardon for his offence in the late rebellion.
Undated. ¼ p. (1335.)
[1601?] William Udall. Prisoner in the Gatehouse. For payment of a debt of 300l. due by the Queen and assigned to him.
Undated. 1 p. (1412.)
[1601.] Conway Kelley. Footman to the late Earl of Essex. For pass, and help to bear his charges to the Low Countries, where he means to take service under Lord Grey.
Undated. ¾ p. (1590.)
[1601?] Richard Musgrave. Master of the Ordnance in the North parts. Prays for despatch of his suit for certain monies for his service.
Undated. ½ p. (1693.)
1601. John Arnold. His services as chaplain to the late Countess of Bedford, by whose death he is prevented of his promised preferment. Prays Cecil to entreat Mr. Windebank to stand his good friend, his petition to the Queen being referred to him.
Endorsed: "1601." (1709.)
[1601?] Daniell Savedge. For speedy despatch of his suit. His services in taking the traitor Neale O'Quyne, who is now remaining in Dublin Castle.
Undated. ½ p. (1711.)
[1601?] Walter Poore. Footman to the late Earl of Desmond, who brought him from his friends, and from whom he never had anything. Cannot speak English. Prays for pass to Ireland and for help.
Undated. 1 p. (1799.)
[1601?] William Warde. The late Earl of Desmond lodged in his house at Greenwich during the time of the Queen's last being there and ever since, and is indebted to him for 30l. for money lent and necessaries. Prays for satisfaction of the debt.
Undated. 1 p. (1800.)
[1601?] Adam Coppinger. The late Earl of Desmond was indebted to him 3l. 9s. 5d. for wine and victuals for himself and retinue. Prays for payment.
Undated. ½ p. (1801.)
[1601?] Josua Aylmer. Details his services in Ireland, and his losses thereby. Was one of the commissaries of the musters for Munster, but was discharged last October. Prays for employment, or for authority to seize traitors' and felons' goods in Munster, with allowance out of the goods.
Undated. 1 p. (1894.)
[1595–1601?] The Queen's Tenants of Michelland, Lancashire. Referring to a cause between them and the tenants of the manor of Surveis, [Torver?] who seek to cross the Council's former resolutions in the matter, and the agreement of the commissioners. Particulars of the difference of estate and ability of the two manors. Pray him to send for Sir Richard Mollenex to state his knowledge herein.
Undated. 1 p. (2041.)
[1601?] [—] to Sir Robert Cecil. Statement of proofs offered to be made with respect to 217 oz. of musk, taken by the English man-of-war, the Lionesse, from the White Cock, Cornelius Arston, master. The musk, the property of Alexander de Neto and Antonio Vinci, of Seville, is sought to be recovered by procuration of — Hicks.
Undated. 1 p. (2333.)
Beaumont Grange.
[1595–1601?] Memorandum as to the site of Beaumond Grange leased 37 Eliz. to Thomas Preston, and also as to leases of various tenements and lands in the manor of Beaumond and Bolton, co. Lancaster, and of the fishing there, made in the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
Endorsed: "Dutchy."
½ p. Latin. (2215.)
Galway, Ireland.
[1601–2?] William Lynch of Southampton his remembrance with Sir Oliver Lambard to London. A petition to the Council for obtaining a licence for the transporting of 100 tuns of beer for Galway in Ireland, for the succour of that Corporation, and the relief of the garrison soldiers there remaining, to pass without custom.—Undated.
1 p. (205. 104.)