Cecil Papers: 1636

Pages 287-290

Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 22, 1612-1668. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1971.

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The Earl of Salisbury to William Collins.
[Before 1636]. "Till Mr Gerrard writt unto me one Wensdesday last I heard nothing of my cause, for from Hicks I never heard anything since I came from London. The estimat that you sent me concerning Cranborne I returne you againe, and thinke it fitter to have the opinion of somme workemen at London who are better able to judge of it then any heere. What of necessity must be donne let order be given presently for the doing it. I perceave you have concluded with Grer for Mimmes for 750l. I woulde gladdly know the reason why there was but 700l at the first demanded for it, and he at that very time offered 750l; certainly he woulde have given more, for I never knew before this time any boddy offer more for any thing he was to buy then was demanded, unless there be something in it which I must not know of. Alderholt warren you say is lett to a sufficient tennant for 20l per annum, but the lease is not to beginn till 1636 so as I must not only loose the arrerrages past but 2 yeeres rent besides, which I confess I doe not understand. For the tryall you speake of at the next assises in Wiltes concerning the George in Warminster, wherein you require my direction, I can say nothing to it but if there be likelyhood to prevaile it were better be tryed now then deferred. For the other bussines you write of, some of them are new to me, as the pasture of the oxen in Blagden parke which I never heard of before, and therefore when the tearme is ended I woulde have you comme downe though it be but for a nyght that I may understand from you how my bussines stande. But above all I must expect that my evidences be perfected this vacation. I woulde not have you presse my Lo. of Warwicke any more in the bussines; if he have a minde to buy it he will seeke after it."—Undated.
P.S. "Mr Gerrard writt unto me that you spoke unto him for a a warrant for a bucke out of Cranborne for Mr Harrington, which I sende you to deliver him." Mr Capel should also be asked to pay the money he owes, so that an end may be made to that busines.
Holograph. Endorsed, possibly by Collins: "Mr Atkins for setling my lords estate to goe over all the note made after the Courtes." 1¼ pp. (200. 45.)
The Earl of Newcastle to the Earl of Salisbury.
1636, July 20. My Lord Howard can better inform your Lordship of our northern parts, at least of that particular, than I can; the discourse will best fit his relation, at least to your Lordship. The extreme goodness and sweetness of Lord Howard, I vow, would have won me had I been either maid, widow or I had almost said wife. It seems some desire to join the deadly sin covetousness with holy matrimony, thinking it will make a pretty mixture. But truly in a word, my Lord has carried himself so discreetly, offered so nobly and is come off most honourably. Sweet my Lord, continue me in your good graces.—Welbeck, 20 July, 1636.
Holograph. 1 p. (131. 52.)
The Archbishop of York to the Churchwardens of Greasley.
1636, August 22. The incumbent of the vicarage of Greasley has not paid the annual tenths due to the King. By virtue of the King's writ dated 6 July, 1636, and directed to him, he authorizes them to sequestrate all revenues, rents, etc, issuing from the vicarage for the satisfaction of the debt due to the King. They are to render an account of their proceedings in this matter in the Consistory place within the Cathedral of St. Peter at York on April 31, 1637. "Given under our Archiepiscopal seale the two and twentith day of August, anno dni 1636. And in the twelfth year of his Mats raigne of England."
Note at bottom: "You are to levy vili viis xd".
Signed: R. Ebor. Endorsed: "A coppie of a sequestration of Bevall vicaridg." 1 m. (200. 109.)
1636. September 29 to 1639, ditto. Accounts in the hand of William Leighton, steward, and others. Inter alia, there is an account of Erasmus Smith for the expenses of Charles, Viscount Cranborne, and Robert Cecil his brother, for their journey in France from 25 April, 1636 to April, 1638. The places they visited or stayed at included Dieppe, Rouen, St Germains, Paris, Meaux, Senlis, Melun, Fontainebleau, Orleans, Blois, Amboise, Tours, Saumur, Bagne, La Flêche, Richelieu and Angers. In Paris they had chambers in the academy of "Mr Benjamin", and had "masters of exercises".
The accounts of Miles Mathews, master of the horse, and of Philip Asher and John Thornhill give particulars of the Earl of Salisbury's journey to Scotland and York from 1 April to 5 July, 1639.
88 pp. (Box I/4.)
1636, October 4 to 1637, September 28. Household expenses, etc, compiled by Roger Kirkham. Inter alia:
P. 7 March 5 Paid to the Frenchman that attends them (William and Algernon Cecil) for 2 new head brushes bought by him. 0 02 6
March 20 To Doctor Cadymans servant for sheweing them (William and Algernon Cecil) the lion in his house. 0 00 6
P. 21 October 25 Given to Dunkine and Thomas footman by my Lords comand when they rann with the Kinge to Ely. 0 10 0
P. 25 June 10 Given to a gardner that Mr Southworth bought fruite one all the tyme the Palgrave dyned att Hattfeild. 0 10 6
P. 26 July 13 Given to a man that brought pistatoes. 0 05 0
P. 34 January 25 For 20 leaves of painted pictures at 4d apeece and 12 printed att 3d, which my Lord gave my Lord Northumberland. 0 09 8
80 pp. (Box I/5.)
1636, November to 1638, April. Expenses of accommodation, provisions, apparel, medicines and various bills for goods purchased by Lord Cranborne and his brother during their visit to France accompanied by Erasmus Smith. The towns mentioned in the bills are Paris, Angers, Grenoble and Orleans.
(Bills 210/1.)
Local Government in Westminster.
[? 1636]. A brief of such privileges and grants as is desired to be granted from the King unto the meanest sort of people in Westminster without the consent of the Dean and burgesses.
(1) To have the city and liberties incorporated by the name of 2 high bailiffs, 12 principal burgesses, 12 under-burgesses, one recorder, a town clerk, and commonalty.
(2) To have their jurisdiction extend through the whole parishes of St. Margaret's, St. Martin's, the Savoy and St. Clement's (the Duchy excepted).
(3) The high bailiffs, etc, to have a common seal and power to break the same at their pleasure.
(4) To have power to purchase any lands.
(5) None to exercise the offices aforesaid but tradesmen and victuallers, and they to have power to make all manner of statutes, orders and laws for that city and to govern all people there.
(6) No officer to be charged with any collection for the King.
(7) To have power to make apprentices as they do in London or Norwich.
(8) To have a chamberlain as in London.
(9) To have power to make 2 serjeants at the mace.
(10) To have the 2 high bailiffs to be clerks of the market, coroner and escheator, and to be justices of the peace.
(11) To have a court of record weekly kept before the bailiffs, recorder, etc, and to have power to determine all pleas, actions, trespasses vi et armis, and personal actions whatsoever.
(12) To have power to levy to the use of the bailiffs and burgesses all fines, etc, or anything that shall be forfeited or escheated.
(13) The bailiffs to erect a gaol to their own use.
(14) To have the bailiffs, recorder and town clerk nominated in all the King's commissions for delivery of the gaol within the county of Middlesex.
(15) The bailiffs to have the assize and assay of bread, beer, etc, and the correction of weights and measures, with toll, pickage and stallage.
(16) The bailiffs to have view of frankpledge, and all waifs and strays.
(17) To have no officer or inhabitant to serve upon any jury out of the city of Westminster.
(18) To have the choice of all officers themselves, and to impose fines at their pleasure.—Undated.
Unsigned. 1 p. (109. 86.)
The City of Westminster to [the King].
[? 1636]. Petitioning that their former request for incorporation, referred to the Attorney-General for consideration, may be dealt with as soon as possible.—Undated.
1 p. (197. 101.)
[See Cal. S.P. Dom., 1636–37, p. 315.]
Peter Theobald to the Earl of Salisbury.
[1636 or later]. As to lands in St. Magdalene's, Bermondsey, demised by Salisbury to Robert Gifford, Doctor of physic, in 1636, and since assigned to him. Complains that the only access to the land, by Neckenger Wall, is taken away from him by Daniel Barnard and asks Salisbury to hear the cause.—Undated.
1 p. (P. 1035.)