Cecil Papers: August 1606

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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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August 1606

Richard Hopper to the Earl of Salisbury.
[? August, 1606]. The King by his letters patent dated July 13, 1603, granted to him the reversion of the office of Chief Remembrancer in Ireland, and sent them to Sir George Carey, Lord Deputy, for implementation. The letters arrived in Dublin on August 11, 1603, but before they were delivered to him two days later, the Lord Deputy, aware of the King's grant, deliberately signed a warrant for a new patent of that office to be granted to Richard Colman and John Bingley, upon pretext that Colman had surrendered a former patent of the same. The warrant was presented to the Chancery on August 12, but was antedated July 10 "purposelie to defeate his Mats saide graunte". To accelerate the grant before the delivery of the King's letters, the Lord Deputy sent a communication to the late Lord Chancellor, now deceased, dated August 12, 1603, in which he requested that the Great Seal might be affixed to the grant, assuring the Lord Chancellor that it would not be delivered to Colman until the old patent had been surrendered for cancellation. The new patent was sealed, but the old one has still not been handed over. Since the King's patent is being detained by the Lord Deputy, petitioner cannot resort to legal action, and he therefore requests Salisbury to investigate the matter personally or refer it to some other competent person for examination.—Undated.
1 p. (P. 1855.)
[See Cal. S.P. Ireland, 1603–6, pp. 76–77, 97 and 537, and 1608–9, pp. 174–5.]