Cecil Papers: January 1608

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Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 24, Addenda, 1605-1668. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1976.

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January 1608

John Thackwray to the Earl of Salisbury.
[Before January 27, 1607–8]. He was committed by Salisbury and the Privy Council to the house of the Bailiff of Westminster, where he has been detained for ten weeks. He is a young man and has little means to provide against poverty in his old age, except what he can gain by hard work and constant employment in his youth. He therefore asks that in view of the time he has already lost, he be given his liberty.—Undated.
Seal. ½ p. (P. 1502.)
[See H.M.C. Salisbury MSS, Vol. XX, p. 76.]
Ralph Dobbinson to the Privy Council.
[After January 27, 1607–8]. On November 13 last the Council committed John Thackwray to his custody, to be kept close prisoner until his discharge. He was released on the 27th of the present month of January, but has neither means nor friends to pay his expenses in prison, which amount to £25:6:8 for 76 days' detention. He prays that these charges or part of them be defrayed by the Treasurer of his Majesty's Chamber. "Over and above there was spent in fire by reason of the coldnes of the wether 1/-."—Undated.
1 p. (P. 184.)
[See H.M.C. Salisbury MSS, Vol. XX, p. 76.]