Cecil Papers: February 1609

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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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February 1609

Eleanor Taverner to the Earl of Salisbury.
[February, 1608–9]. Her husband, Richard Taverner, now prisoner in the King's Bench prison, made over to her as jointure his lands in Kingston to the value of £100 annually. Later, at his request, she surrendered the property for a lease which he made to her brother of the manor of Woodeaton, co. Oxford. Afterwards her husband mortgaged the manor, but acquainted the mortgagee with the existence of the lease. Finally the mortgagee's estate was purchased by Henry Fleetwood, who, with intent to expel her husband and herself from the manor, has exhibited a bill in the Court of Requests against her brother. She mentions that the Countess of Hertford is a near kinswoman of hers and that she is in her service. She requests Salisbury to direct Sir Roger Wilbraham and the other Masters of Requests by letter to show her favour in this matter.—Undated.
1 p. (P. 214.)
[See Cal. S.P. Dom., 1603–10, p. 692 and John Chamberlain Letters, Vol. 1, pp. 285 and 626.]