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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|Proceedings in Madrid.|
|[1598–99] February 6.||
Report on legal proceedings involving
Diego Parcar alias Juan Borrer or John Bourrell, described as
an "yngles que es un hombre de buen cuerpo" ("a well-shaped
Englishman").—Madrid, February 6.
Spanish 2 pp. (205. 64.)
|[See H.M.C. Salisbury MSS, Vol. VIII, pp. 182–6, and Vol. XIV, p. 93, and Cal. S.P. Dom., 1598–1601, p. 86. Also Acts of the Privy Council, 1598–99, p. 181.]|
|John Littleton to [? Sir Robert Cecil].|
|[Before July, 1599].||
The revenues of Gilbert Littleton issuing
from certain manors, Prestwood House and its demesne, Frankley
House and park, and the tithes of Wolverley and Hales Owen.
A note on the debts of Gilbert Littleton and his eldest son John.
Petitioner requests that after adequate portions of the estate
have been assigned for the maintenance of Gilbert Littleton's
wife and younger children, the estate may be assured to his
father or to himself, as eldest son, on the condition that they
give sureties for the payment of their debts. If this proposal is
unacceptable, he asks that the estate may be taken over by,
"some principall gent of blood and alliance to the children till
such tyme as the debts of the father and the sonne may be
1 p. (P. 2448.)
[Warrant for Inq. P.M. on Gilbert Littleton was issued on July 2, 1599. See PRO. Chancery 142, 257/71.]
|Andrew de Ryma Sechei to the Privy Council.|
|[Before September 17, 1599].||
He is a Hungarian who was
taken prisoner in Turkey some six or seven years ago. Although
he mortgaged his estate he was unable to pay the ransom demanded by the Turks, and was forced two or three years ago to
travel to England and other countries to raise money for that
purpose. Queen Elizabeth gave him £20, the King and Queen
of Poland donated 400 French crowns, and other sympathetic
benefactors in England contributed sums which amounted in all to
£220. During a visit to Devon he left £108 out of what had
been gathered on his behalf in the safe-keeping of William
Lowther, parson of Cadbury, John Taylor, a constable of Exeter
and father-in-law to Lowther, and Peter Parkman, also of Cadbury. Since then he has often requested them for the money
but has been refused every time, not without threats to his
life. He is a foreigner, and is impotent to act without the
support of the Council. He asks that letters be sent to J.P.s
in Devon, directing them to summon Lowther, Taylor and
Parkman before them, to examine the matter and to oblige
them to satisfy petitioner or to explain the reasons for their
1 p. (P. 1300.)
[See Acts of the Privy Council, 1598–99, p. 741.]
|Richard Tunstall to [Sir Robert Cecil].|
|[c. September, 1599].||
He is a prisoner in Bridewell where he
has remained for three months. During this time he has had
no allowance for his relief, and so has been obliged to sell what he
and his wife have received from friends to assist him. His case
is sufficiently known to Mr Wade who declares that he has no
authority to release him. He asks to be allowed bail, and
undertakes to be ready at any time to answer whatever charges
are preferred against him.—Undated.
1 p. (P. 138.)
[See Catholic Record Society, Vol. 53, p. 159, and Cal. S.P. Dom, 1598–1601, p. 226.]
|— to —|
|[? c. October, 1599].||
Dispute over money matters with
Corsini (details given). The writer asks that his plea be brought
before the Lord Chief Justice.—Undated and unsigned.
Holograph? Italian. 1 p. (186. 121.)
[See H.M.C. Salisbury MSS, Vol. IX, p. 376.]
|The Earl of Worcester to [? Lord Mountjoy].|
|[? 1599] November 31.||
"I am requested by the bearer herof
to recomend his service unto youer Lordship yf this burthen of
Irishe imployment doe lyght uppon youe. (fn. 1) He hathe served
there heartofore, and ys very desierouse to followe the wars.
And the rather bycawse he may doe youer Lordship service ether
in that or ayny other imployment that may seeme good to youe.
His desier is to have the goverment of the sowldiers eyther of
Monmothe or Breknoke sheer. And he assurethe mee that by his
dutyfyll respect towards youe and the well ordering of that
charge, he wyll deserve youer Lordships good opynion for a
better hearafter. His name is Charles Herbert, sone to Mathewe
Herbert, one of the deputie lyvtenants of Monmothe shere, and
servant to mee this 5 or 6 yeres. And yf the master for the
man or the man for the master may obteyn youer favore herein,
we wyll bothe endevor to acknowledg yt to the uttermost."—
From Ragland, Nove. 31.
Holograph. 1 p. (113. 39.)
|Augustine Novy to [Sir Robert Cecil].|
He refers to the business "whereon I have ymployed
soe great chardge, travaill and indeavors to bring it fowrth".
He regrets that it may redound to Cecil's loss, but has heard
that measures may be taken to meet that contingency and to
place the business on a firmer footing. He begs Cecil to bring
about that desirable state of affairs, and "the prosperitie of the
busines which nowe lyeth withering before it can take roote
(except your honor bestowe a present wateringe".—Undated.
⅓ p. (P. 92.)
[See H.M.C. Salisbury MSS, Vol. IX, pp. 136, 401, 402.]
|Edmund Gunter to Sir Robert Cecil.|
He extols Cecil's virtues, in particular his interest
in and patronage of scholarship, which transcend all temporal
considerations and excite general admiration. This has encour
aged him to solicit Cecil's assistance in obtaining a place at
Cambridge University, (fn. 2) a matter which he has discussed with
the Dean of Westminster and secured his approval. If his wish
is granted, he will remember Cecil's favour and benefaction
throughout his life. He appends a poem in Greek.—Undated.
1 p. (140. 89.)