Cecil Papers: June 1606

Pages 80-82

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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June 1606

Sir Richard Walsh to the King.
[June 10, 1606]. He served as sheriff of Worcestershire during the past year, and when he was admitted to the Royal presence, the King commended his service. This has encouraged him to ask a favour, which is that his daughters Anne and Joyce should be awarded a yearly pension.—Undated.
Note signed by Sir Julius Caesar: "At Court at Grenewich, the xth of June, 1606. The Kings Matie will graunt noe pention, but hath referred the suppliant to the consideration of the Lord High Treasurer of England and to the Earl of Salisbury, and they are to advise of some thing to gratifie the suppliant withall."
1 p. (P. 520.)
William Shaw to the King.
[June 10, 1606]. He is a merchant of York, and refers to a previous petition in which he explained how, by the duplicity of William Watson, Master of the God's Grace of Hull, his goods were seized at the port of Elsinore in Denmark and declared forfeited to the King of Denmark, although these goods were not by Danish law subject to forfeiture as the magistrates of Elsinore themselves agreed. The King had written in his favour to Denmark, but so far petitioner had received nothing but fair words, with the exception of a gift of £11 from the King for showing so much patience. He again requests similar letters recommending his case to the King of Denmark.—Undated.
Note by Sir Julius Caesar. "At Court at Grenewyche the xth of June, 1606. The Kings Matie hath referred this petition to the consideration of the Earle of Salisbury, and his Lordship is to take such order therin as he shall think fitt."
1 p. (P. 738.)
[See H.M.S. Salisbury MSS, Vol. XIV, p. 517.]
Thomas Steere to the Earl of Salisbury.
[After June 11, 1606]. He is by profession a wire-drawer, but he has been driven from his workshop by the patentees of the Mineral and Battery Works. He has offered his workshop, and himself as their employee, to the farmers of the patentees, but they delay negotiating with him. Since Salisbury and the Earl of Pembroke have been elected governors of the corporation established by the patentees, petitioner requests that either his workshop be used by the corporation or he himself permitted to continue his profession without further molestation.—Undated.
½ p. (P. 605.)
[See State Papers Domestic, Supplementary (PRO. S.P. 46), Vol. 68, No. 41.]
Edward Ball and Edward Horwood to the Earl of Salisbury.
[After June 19, 1606]. They ask for the wardship of the heir of Roger Barber, deceased, (fn. 1) of Bury St. Edmund's, co. Suffolk. They signify their willingness to prove the King's title to the wardship at their own expense.—Undated.
½ p. (P. 579.)
Robert Barnaby to the King.
[After June 30, 1606]. He is a prisoner in the King's Bench prison, where he was committed "because I have reveiled great matters for your Majestie, the which I dare not speke where I am. I have bene soe threatened for spekeinge for your Majestie as much as my life is worth." No man is allowed to approach him to convey any petitions of his, and he complains that on June 30, 1606 a messenger bearing such a petition was beaten up on the King's highway by one of the keepers. He asks that he himself and Thomas Bowling who lives "without Bishippes gate in Sent Buttelles parishe" may be brought before the Privy Council, to whom petitioner will disclose" a most wicked matter".—Undated.
¾ p. (P. 534.)
— to the King.
[? June, 1606]. The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas has certain offices and places called prothonotaries which he can bestow and distribute as he pleases. Petitioner requests that when a new Chief Justice has been appointed to fill the office that is now vacant, (fn. 2) the King will require him to bestow the next vacant prothonotary's office on a person recommended by petitioner to him.—Undated.
½ p. (P. 1063.)
John Ferrer to the King.
[After June, 1606]. He has long entertained hopes of the King's special favour, ever since he was "a prime messenger of gladd tidinges to your Matie about the decease of Quene Elizabeth". Hitherto he has occupied an inferior post without any fee, and his slender means no longer permit him to keep it. Since he is an utter barrister by profession he can only undertake legal work, but is unable to advance far in that career without the recognition of the Judges. He requests letters on his behalf to the Lord Chancellor and the Judges "that they may heare and respect mee as a regarded servant to your Matie, ffor legall places of imployment under your Highnes I dare not sue for till full tryall of my sufficiencye may warrant my adventure in that kind".—Undated.
On reverse: "To our trusty and welbeloved Councellors, Tho. Lo. Ellesmere, our Lord Channcelor of England, Sir John Popham, knight, our Chiefe Justice of England, Lo. Kinlosse, our Master of our Rolls, and to Sir Edward Cooke, knight, Lo. Chefe Justice of our Court of Common Please, and to Sir. T. Fleminge, knight, our Lo. Cheife Baron of our Court of Exchequer, and to the rest of the judges of both benches and our Barons of Exchequer, to our Masters of Requests and to our Atturney of our Duchy of Lancaster."
At bottom: "I knowe not whether my Lo. of Kinlosse ought to have precedence before the Lo. Chefe Justice, neyther knowe I the Christian name of the Lo. of Kinlosse, and therfore I must crave your ayd therin together with your minde dispatch; and so I rest reddy to doe you any service." Signed: John Fferrour.
1 p. (P. 1490.)
[See H.M.C. Salisbury MSS, Vol. XVI, p. 433.]


  • 1. Died on June 19, 1606. [See PRO, Wards 7, 30/9.]
  • 2. Sir Edward Coke was made Chief Justice on the death of Sir Francis Gawdy in June, 1606.