Cecil Papers: 1656

Pages 431-432

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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1655, September 29 to 1656, September 29. Accounts compiled by Thomas Darrell, which include details of rents, arrears, receipts, annuities and various disbursements. The latter comprise the following item:
June 6 Ffor Phillip de Comines in English.
00 09 00
72 pp. (Accounts 146/2.)
1655, Michaelmas to 1656, Michaelmas. Household accounts, etc, compiled by Thomas Darrell, including privy purse expenses. Inter alia:
November 29. Paied ffor a gilt fframe to Mr Algernoone Cecills picture which hangeth in the drawinge roome at Hatffeeld. 2 10 0
August 4 Paied for jessamin butter, powder and combes sent downe to Cambridge to Mr Edward [Cecil]. 0 18 6
August 18 Given to the ringers at Hatffeeld by command when my Lord was chosen knighte of the shire. 0 10 0
Given to a poore minister by my Lords order. 0 02 0
64 pp. (Box M/6.)
1656, Michaelmas to 1657, Michaelmas. Private accounts concerning various household and other payments. Inter alia:
Paied to a taylor for makinge a templars goune for Mr Edward [Cecil] (fn. 1) and for greene say to face it with. 2 0 0
Linings and all necessary trimmings boughte by me for too suites made for Mr Robberts too sonns when they went to scoole to Harford, and ribon to trim the suites. 4 7 7
Paid when my Lord went to London to ffetch my Lady Carlile doune to Hatfeeld. 2 12 6
A grosse of Gauntlett pipes, portridge, birdseede and ordinary tobacco pipes spent in a yeare. 9 3 9
46 pp. (Box M/7.)
The Earl of Salisbury's Petition.
1656, December 10. "To the right honorable the Parlament of the Comonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland:
That the peticoner by severall grants from King James and King Charles had the offices of keepership, stewardship and baylife of the howse, gardeins and parkes of Theobalds, Chesthunt and Enfeild and the manors of Theobalds and Enfeild in the countyes of Middlesex and Hartford granted unto him for his life and the life of the Lord Cranborne, his eldest sonne, with severall fees and profits belonging to the said offices, for which severall interests uppon the sale of the said manors, parkes and premeses it pleased the Parlament in the yeare 1651 to allow, and by their order of the 25 of December, 1651, they did appoint to be paid unto your peticoner 53601 18s 4d out of moneys to be raised by sale of delinquents estates: and afterwards by an other order of the 18th Nov. 1652, did order the said money to be charged in course uppon the growing revenew coming into Goldsmyths Hall for the 2 parts of the estates of papists not being delinquents. But the same not being satisfyed, the 3rd of Nov. 1654, your peticoner did make his addresse to the Parlament then sitting whoe, by their order then made, referred the consideration of his peticon to a Comittee whoe thought fit that the peticoner should be satisfyed out of the 2 parts of the estates of papists not being delinquents, and alsoe out of the rents and profits of the estates of delinquents under sequestration. But the Parlament rising befor the report could be made, noe satisfaction hath hitherto bene made to your peticoner, although all others that have had the like interest have had and received satisfaction for the same. Your peticoner therefore humbly prays your consideration of the premeses and to order a speedy payment of the said money, it having bene often examined and allowed and these many yeares forborne in order to the service of this Com. Wealth. Delivered and read in the Parliament 10 Dec. 1656."
Draft. Unsigned. ¾ p. (General 15/18.)


  • 1. Edward Cecil was admitted to the Inner Temple on 25 October, 1656.