Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 23, Addenda, 1562-1605. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1973.
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|The Duke of Lennox to Lord Cecil.|
| April 14.||
"I have moved the Kinge for Mr Sydney
Mountague, that it woulde please his Matie to place him secretarie
to the Prince, which his Matie hath granted. I understande by
Mr Mountagu that he hathe a desyer to travell the better to fitt
himselfe for that place againste suche tyme as his service shalbe
requisyte aboute the Prynce. And for his further assurance of
this place at his returne, hee is desyrous to procure a bill under
his Maties signature of the grante therof, wherein I desyer your
Lordship woulde give him your favoure and furtherance, and
cause Sir Thomas Lake to present the same unto his Matie, and
I shall rest ready to requyte your Lordship with any lyke kyndnesse that is in mee."—Courte, this 14 of Aprill.
Holograph. Endorsed: "Duke of Lenox to my lord concerning Sydney Montacut his being secretary to the Prince, 1606 [sic]." ⅓ p. (116. 5.)
[See H.M.C. Salisbury MSS., Vol. XVI, pp. 99–100.]
|[After April, 1604].||
Jasper Hellam purchased from one of Sir
George Harvey's servants the office of registrar or clerk of a three
weeks' court held for the liberty of the Tower of London, for
which he paid £20. He was admitted to the office by Sir George
and Mr John Astell, Steward of the court, in whom the authority
to award the office is invested by law. Hellam has been associated
with the court for seven years and has first hand experience of its
proceedings. Moreover, he was trained as clerk to the late
Francis Tilney, attorney and gentleman. (fn. 1) "The said Jasper
had att his admission all the records of the same court delievered
unto him, which he still hath and detayneth in his owne hands."
He now demands "either the place or his xx1."—Undated.
¾ p. (P. 2338.)