Cecil Papers: April 1592

Pages 184-193

Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 4, 1590-1594. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1892.

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April 1592

Munitions for Boulogne and Brest.
1592, April 7 Warrant for le Sieur de Rouillac, Governor of Boulogne, to buy in this country two lasts of gunpowder and transport the same, along with two geldings for his own use, to that town.
Also, at the request of le Sieur de Sourdeac, Governor of Brest in Brittany, for Johan de Gast, a merchant of Brest, to buy wheat, “paying all duties and customs due for the same,” ordnance, arms and ammunition, to be transported to Brest in a ship called The Sereyne.—Westminster, 7 April, 1592.
Privy signet. Sign manual. ½ p.
Grant of Lands to Richard Skipwith.
1592, April 7. Warrant for a lease or leases, in reversion, without fine, to be made to Richard Skipwith, equerry of the Queen's stables, of such of the temporalities of the see of Ely, now in the Queen's hands by reason of the vacancy of the see, as shall amount to the clear, yearly value of 60l. or thereabouts, to hold during the time that the said temporalities remain in the Queen's hands.—Westminster, 7 April, 1592.
Endorsed :—The book passed in Mr. Rich. Drake's name.
Privy signet. Sign manual. Seal.1 p.
Soldiers from the County of Cambridge.
1592, April 10. Receipt for money received from John Hutton of Drydraton, Esq., collector for the loan for the co. of Cambridge and Isle of Ely, as her Majesty's “paie tor discharge of the furnishing and setting out of 85 soldiers which were for her Majesty's service lately sent out of the said county and Isle unto the port of Harwich.” Among the items are coats at 4s. each.—10 April, 34 Eliz.
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Affairs in France.
[1592, April 10. Abstract of all the principal matters meet to be delivered to her Majesty and her Council.]
Effect of the letter of the Duke of Parma to the Spanish king of the 17th of January, intercepted by the Mayor of Langres.
The demands of the Leaguers :—That the Infanta of Spain, notwithstanding the Saliqne law, shall be proclaimed Queen of France, so as within six months she come to dwell and continue in the country, and within six months after shall take to husband such a person as shall be named with the advice and consent of the officers of the crown of that realm, and not otherwise, and shall maintain the laws, customs and ordinances of the same.
She shall not appoint any governors or garrisons to any province or towns but such as are of the French nation. That for the driving out of the Prince of Beam, an heretick, the king of Spain shall dispend and employ within the kingdom of France ten millions, at the least, to be disbursed in two years, to be received and issued by the officers of the kingdom.
That to win the princes, governors of provinces and others of the nobility to come on that side and to leave the Prince of Beam there must be a great sum employed, to be taken out of the ten millions.
That which is accorded and promised by the Duke of Parma :—
Concluded not to deliver any money but to wage 20,000 foot and 5000 horse, strangers, to be paid by the Spanish king, with artillery, powder and munitions, and 1,200,000 crowns in money to be disposed by the Infanta of Spain for one year, to entertain such of the kingdom as shall appertain; procuring first, notwithstanding, that they content themselves with one million in money, 16,000 foot and 4000 horse, wherewith they shall be contented for one year only.
This being promised and accorded, they shall receive the Infanta of Spain and declare her right inheritrix of the kingdom of France.
A memorial of very principal matters.
The intention for the establishing of the succession in the Prince of Condé, by act of the King and his courts of Parliament.
To note the discontentment of Mons. de Plessez in his late negotiation here and what is followed thereof in France.
To note the towns and strength of those of the religion, and how able they are to subsist, if the King miscarry.
To remember that her Majesty write or send to the Cardinal of Bourbon, or to the King, that no Catholick Boyalist do entertain any fugitive or disobedient subject to the Queen.
To know her Majesty's pleasure whether the Bishop of Boss may not be entertained for her as a spy to discover the proceedings of Spain and the League.
The reasons why the King me no sooner to the siege of Rouen :—
The necessity of the taking of Noyon for the assuring of Picardy and to impeach the passage of the Duke of Parma to Rouen.
It was taken within few days after the arrival of her Majesty's forces at Dieppe, so as this action was no hindrance to the siege of Rouen.
Noyon taken, the German army arrived upon the frontier of Champagnie where they did mutiny, and would not come forward without pay or the King's presence to assure them.
Then followed the entrance of the Duke of Parma, whom he was forced to encounter with horse and foot, and yet left some before Rouen.
The King had never any liking to the siege of Rouen in respect of the many difficulties thereof.
Answer of the king to the Articles propounded unto him :—
To the point of Rouen.—The King's intention is not to depart from Rouen till the town be taken, and will prepare notwithstanding to give battle to the enemy in case he attempt to levy the siege.
For Bretagne.—The King hath left to the Prince de Dombes the receipt of sundry imposts towards the charge of the service in Bretagne; and to the Prince of Condé a subvention of 4000 crowns for that service upon three generalities.
There is now assembled by the two princes 5000 foot and 500 horse, besides the English, and are before Craon.
That if the King take Rouen he will in person prosecute the action of Bretagne, or send so great force as shall speedily subdue the same.
The King desireth the speedy completing of her Majesty's forces there, and that upon the credit of some merchants of his there may be for some months borrowed here in England 20,000 by the month, which shall be converted to the service of Bretagne.
Place of retreat.—For a place of retreat, the King yieldeth to deliver the first haven town that shall be taken, and in the mean time her Majesty's ships and people shall be received and entertained in all the ports, towns and places in that province now in the King's obedience.
Matter of peace.—No hope of peace, because there is no good meaning thereunto by the Leaguers who entertain the Infanta of Spain, and therefore the King doth permit a kind of treaty with them to hinder that resolution, and will conclude nothing without her Majesty's privity.
pp. See a duplicate of this paper in the Public Record Office in S. P., Foreign, under date.
Sir H. Unton to Lord Burghley.
1592, April 12. The 10th of this month the King raised his siege owing to the approach of the Duke of Parma with 12,000 foot and 4,000 horse, who was within 4 leagues of Rouen before the siege was raised, and used all possible diligence to surprise the King, and defeat his army of Reiters in their lodgings and the English in their quarters. The Duke of Bouillon discovered his approach and after advertisement to the king made his escape with the reiters in view of the Duke of Parma's army, with great risk but no loss : the English had to rise in all haste and had very hot skirmishes without loss of any. Sir Roger Williams had his horse shot and his hat also in two places, and served very honorably in the viewjof the King, greatly to his commendation, as did many of the English, who retreated the last that day. Sir Matthew Morgan also did well and the captains with Sir Roger Williams. That night, they encamped within a league of Pont de l'Arche expecting the Duke of Parma to give battle next day, whereunto the Dukes of Maine and villars did earnestly press him lest Rouen should return to the former misery for want of victuals, assuring him of victory by reason of the King's weakness of horse and want of his nobility. If he come not within 4 days, the King will gather 1,500 French cuirasses and as many arquebusiers, whereas now he hath not above 700 French horse and not 600 French foot.
It is thought the Duke of Parma cannot remain 10 days on this side the river Somme, having left most of his baggage behind. He will not have time to victual the town of Rouen, and, therefore, the King giveth out that he will return to the siege again, whereof I have no opinion, as also many of his chosen councillors.
The Duke of Parma lodgeth at Croissett and his army along the river. He and a few entered Rouen, but his guard could not be suffered to enter. He will put in fresh companies, victual the town as much as he can, and send away many idle people to relieve the town of their keep. From all the castles and gentlemen's houses near he obtains great store of corn to bring into Rouen; the sparing of those places was a great oversight on the part of the allies and will be greatly to the King's prejudice. When he hath settled all at Rouen, it is thought he will besiege Caudebec or else return to Rue where he hath some com panies within a league. If the former take place, Caudebec cannot hold out and great fear is conceived of Normandy.
Next Saturday, the King marcheth to Neufchastell with his army to besiege it, which way the Duke of Parma must needs pass and cannot avoid the battell if the King can get before him thither, unless Parma return by Paris, and our army may be victualled from Dieppe. The King expects new forces from the Queen and says he will delay the battell in hope thereof. Wherein Unton altogether discourages him and refuses to write to her Majesty, being himself discouraged with their ill success and untowardly proceedings.
The Count de Soissons hath lately received money from the King of Spain, and hath married the King's sister at a mass, which is very strange and greatly troubles the King and many more. It is constantly reported and believed, but not assured, that the Duke of Mayenne is as much discontented with this news as the King, fearing he will diminish his reputation for many respects which Burghley may conceive.
The dissembled peace is yet entertained and not likely to take effect : it is intended only to abuse the King.
Is forced to write in cipher, having no safe means of conveyance now the siege is raised, and craves to be excused if he writes not as often as before. This bearer he is forced to hazard in peasant's attire, and humbly beseeches Burghley to consider him extraordinarily in respect of his peril and pains. Will send a double of his despatches from time to time for fear of miscarriage. Their army is now penned up in a corner, enduring all manner of misery, especially in forage for the horses, which will force it shortly to break.—From the camp within a league of Pont de l'Arche and within two leagues of Rouen. 12 April 1592.
Holograph. See duplicate, under date, among S. P., Foreign, in the Public Record Office. [Murdin, in extenso, p. 651.] 2½ pp.
Coin for the French King.
1592, April 15. Warrant authorizing certain of the French King's subjects, lately come to reside in this realm, to transport into France for the service of their king certain foreign coin, after the same has been viewed by the Warden of the Mint that it be only in foreign coins and not of the coin of this realm.—Wimbledon, 15th April, 1592.
Privy signet. Sign manual. ½ p.
John Woddryngton to Lord Hunsdon, Lord Chamberlain, Lieut-Governor of Berwick, Lord Warden of the East Marches, etc.
1592, April 17. Upon Wednesday last, Mr Carre, parson of Ford, having been at Alnwick at the great Commission, and coming home the same day, overtook near unto a town called Rimerton about a mile from Ford, Robert Roddam of Little Houghton and his man. And in his company a brave gentleman in a buff jerkin all laid with gold lace, satin doublet, and velvet hose, and three men in . . . . . . . with him. Mr Carre demanded of Robert [Roddam] what gentlemen that was with him, who told [him he] was a gentleman of Lincolnshire and his name Mr Sheffeild. He asked him whither he would carry him that night, who made answer he would carry him to Tvvisell. Then Mr Carre told him he thought Sir John would hardly get home that night. The gentleman came to Mr Carre and asked him what news was at Alnwick and what the Commissioners had done there; he told him that such as had appeared, order was taken for their appearance at a certain day again. And in the mean time there was preachers appointed to confer with them, and hoped that they would amend their conditions and become obedient and loyal subjects to Her Majesty.
Mr. Carre kept company with them a quarter of a mile and so they parted from him.
This day, being the xvijth of this instant, Mr Carre came unto me in the afternoon of purpose only to inform me of this matter, and told me that Robert Roddam of Little Houghton and the gentleman went not to Twisell at all, but that night rode into Scotland to Sir John Carr of the Spielawe, and from thence to Littledon in Scotland to Sir John Carre's father : And upon Saturday last Roddam came forth of Scotland and left the gentleman remaining at Littledon. Mr Carre suspects (meeting him on the way where he did) that he had come either from my Lady Grey or Ralph Selbye's, at Wetewood, but rather from Ralph Selbye's, because the way where he met him lay so straight from thence.
The same day that Roddam and the gentleman rode into Scotl[and] George Selbye of Newcastle and his wife came to Twisell, where within half an hour after he was lighted there came a Scots man with a letter to him. Whereupon he presently took his horse and rode to Spielawe and stayed there all that night.
All which the parson saith he will justify.—Berwick, 17 April 1592.
Holograph. Seal. l¼ p.
Munitions for Jersey.
1592, April 22. Account of powder and other provision required for the supply of the castle of Jersey, the total amounting to 288l. 19s. 2d.—Office of Ordnance, 22nd April 1592.
Some of the entries are reduced in the margin by Burghley. 2 pp.
Coin for the French King.
1592, April 24. Warrant that whereas, by warrant of the 15th of this month, certain merchants of Paris were permitted to send over, in specie, for the French king's use such foreign coins as they had in readiness or could provide, without carrying any of the current money of the realm, and it now appears, from the French ambassador, that they cannot procure above 25,000 crowns in foreign money, having yet to provide 25,000 more which they have in their possession of English money for the King, who would be greatly disappointed if the same should not be presently transported; the said merchants may, without any impediment, not only provide the said sum of 25,000 crowns in English money, but also, without charge, carry the same to any ship and transport it to Dieppe for the King's use.—Greenwich, 24th April, 1592.
Privy signet. Sign manual. 1 p.
Thomas Markham to Lord Burghley.
1592, April 26. Thomas Markham's answer to her Majesty's objection for leaving his office in time of her greatest danger.
He did never forsake her royal person when her Highness was in any supposed danger, as did appear in the last year of queen Mary, when he had in his charge 300 footmen in the town of Berwick; and, upon the dangerous sickness of her dear sister, it pleased her Majesty through Mr Parry, then Cofferer, to signify to him that he should with all convenient speed repair to Brocket Hail, leaving his own band with such other captains as he could trust to be in readiness with their bands likewise to serve for the maintenance of her royal state, title and dignity. This he performed faithfully and brought the captains' names signed with their own hands, by which they vowed their dutiful forwardness to adventure their lives in her Majesty's service with 10,000 men. At which time he received her gracious and favourable thanks for the same.
Again, at the muster which she commanded in Hyde Park about the ninth year of her reign, he trusts he was furnished as became his place, which furniture he afterwards retained and had at the time of the rebellion in the north, which was six puissant horses and seven geldings; these with himself and servants were ready to be employed in repressing of those undutiful and rebellious subjects.
Now to the attempt of the Spaniards. As directed by the late Lord Chancellor he (without delay and before the ships were dispersed) came with 18 horses and geldings, 13 serviceable and fully furnished and the other ambling palfreys for ease.
Lastly he sent his eldest son to attend the Earl of Essex into France furnished at his own charge.
Trusts then that there hath appeared no slackness to the advancement of her Majesty's service either in himself or his.
Unsigned. 1 p.
1592, April 26. Fines made at Tyleshed, of the copyhold tene ments there. Note of payments to be made by Sir Walter Hungerford and others.—26 April 1592.
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Francois Gouris to his Uncle, Mons. de Panvengat, Conseiller dia Kov en sa Court de Parle m ent de Bretaigne.
1592, April 30./May 10. Pour ce qu'il vous plaist prendre la paine pour un soigrn quasi paternel que de vouloir entendre à ce quy concerne à nostre meilleur avancement, je vous reduis . . . . . . . . . .s'est passé vers nous pour vous faire entendre le but et intention de . . . . . .et la cause pour laquelle Maistre Herve prend la paine d'aller de par dela; et esperant qu'il vous faira entendre nos petits affaires mieulx que je les scaurois declarer par escript, j'eviterai la longueur pour pouvoir suivre quelque brieufvete. Premierement, prendrai le sujet à vous faire entendre comment fust nostre departement de Seville pour nous aoheminer à ce que pensions à Salamanques, tant pour vous faire entendre ce qui est touchant la demeurance que feismes en la ville royale de Madrilt et pour vous dire comment les affaires y ont passé, aussy pour vous acertainer le lieu de nostre demeurance qui est à Alcala. Ayant repceu les lettres du tres illustrissime Prince et Cardinal, l'Arohevesque de Seville, lequel pour luy avoir fait entendre que n'avions aultre affaire eu la ville que pour recepvoir ses commandements depeschant les lettres nous advanca le moien pour nous acheminer à Madrilt; car il n'estoit aulcunement decent davantage demeurer en la ville apres avoir este honnore de ses lettres, lesquelles n'ont pas eu peu d'effaict, car autre qu'il est le second d'Hespaigne apres l'Archevesque de Toledo, il est de grande maison et de la seconde d'Hespaigne, et en grand credit vers sa Majesté Catholique. Ses lettres ont acheminé nos affaires pour pouvoir parvenir à tel honneur que de pouvoir veoir sa dicte Majesté; et Mons. de Bausac, un des principaulx seigneurs de Guyenne, m'ayant veu et récogneu en la Court du Roy defunct, me promeist, pour ce qu'il est de grands amys de la dicte Májesté, avancer mon desir au .mieulx qu'il eust peu, et de luy remonstrer tout ce qui appartient estre remonstré à un tel Prince. Mais il me conseilla estre bon d'escripre au pais pour pouvoir faire envers Mons. de Mercure qu'il eust à prendre la paine d'escripre quelque lettre à sa Majesté pour luy attester comment nos parens sont et . . . . . . . . Sainte union, et que pour la maintenir ils consumment le leur, n'espargnans le propre, ains le tout quittans pour un si bon et divin effaict; et que avoir remonstré comme je suis des gens nobles et de bons parens, que servira à faire au Roy me porter plus d'affection et me vouloir davantaige secourir, considerant la cause pourquoy suis si longtemps de mon pais, estant yssu des nobles hommes Catholiques et de bonne maison. En quoy condescendoict le Maistre du Prince, et me conseilla pour ceste cause de demeurer à Alcala, afin qu'ayant repceu ses lettres du pays et les leur ayant envoye, que j'eusse un moien d'estre appelle en presence de sa Majesté, tant pour estre favori de luy que pour estre peustestre secouru au reste de mes études. Joinct aussy, disoitil, que la ville estant pres de Madrilt et y estant cogneu le bruit qui, par moien des doctes gens et hommes d'auctorité, pourroict venir oux oreilles du Roy, pourroict adjouster quelque chose aux meilleurs rapports qu'ils pourroinct avoir faict de nous à sa dicte Majesté. Ce qui archemineroict mieulx nos affaires ce seroinct les lettres de Mons. de Mercure, par le recit que luy pourroict faire M. du Faonet ou M. de Goulaine, comment il auroict cogneu mon pere luy estre et premierement au sainct party tres affectionne serviteur, et comment ii a despendu beaucoup des deniers par le siege des chateaux, et avoir faict debvoir, d'un bon Catholique et d'un fidelle serviteur de la saincte union c'est pourquoy il est affligé pour les guerres qui regnent a present. Les lettres de faveur d'un Prince et d'un tel Gouverneur du pais et la certification qui auroict este faite de la vie, noblesse et Catholicité de nos parens, nous pourroict davantaige recommander tant envers le Roy pour avoir cogneu la cause de nostre venue, que vers l'lnfante; et c'est le meilleur moien pour pouvoir parvenir à vostre desseign et au nostre. Done ne se fault etonner si au premier coup ne me suis peu vendicquer un tel bien que de pouvoir jouir de la veue de sa dicte Majesté, puisque les plus grands Princes et Ambassadeurs des nations estrangeres aulcunefois ont à attendre l'espace des quatre mois et davantaige devant avoir 1'honneur de luy comrnunicquer ou a son Conseill les plus urgens affaires. Il seroiot plus decent qu'il me fist cest honneur de me vouloir que de m'addresser moymesmes; car cela ne seroict impute à aultre chose fors à une hardiesse trop indecente pour voir une si grande Majesté, et l'aultre seroict impute à honneur, D'ou vient qu'il fault chercher le moien convenable au moien des plus grands qui honnestemment ne me peuvent addresser à sa Majesté sans que j.'ay quelque tesmoignage de moy. Joinct que si je les eusse eu pour comparoir en sa presence, n'eusse este admis, de peur de ne faire tort à plus grands que moy à qui le conge est totallement denier de ce faire. Aussy je considere qu'il estoict empesche aux affaires pour le Royaume d'Aragon, qui nouvellement s'est revoké, estant en un si grand perplexité des affaires ne m'eust peu tranquillement escouter. Me voulant gouverner des plus grands me suis contenu à. Alcala pres de la Court, esperant que le trouveries pour le meilleur, afin que si je suis appele à tel honneur que de pouvoir jouir du bien de lui offrir mon service, que je me puisse plus facilement et à moins des fraic me transporter à Madrilt, et si y estant arrive puis estre honore de sa Royale Magnificence, ne desirerois me tenir à Alcala; car tout y est cher et il y a une grande pauvrete et n'y a la exercice si non pour six mois, joinct qu'ils ne donnent annotations sur la philosophic et les lettres humaines n'y sont pas bien exercées; ne le temps est apte pour les études, car en esté pour la chaleur et pour la peste qui pullule tous les escolliers se retirent; et moy qui suis sanguinolent ne me pourrois passer sans estre malade. De sorte qu'avec vostre conge pouvant recepvoir quelque soulagement du Roy pour mes petits études, vous supplirois de me commander m'addresser à quelque autre université ou Pair soit plus tempere. Mais que si au contraire ad vient, voyant que tout est ici sy superbe et que l'argent passe si tost des mains, on nous a conseillé de nous retirer à Toulouse, pour ce que la guerre n'y est plus entour. Les peres de la Compagnie de Jesus à Toulouse ont escript à. quelques peres à Alcala comment au temps de paix on n'avoict veu jamais une si grande multitude d'escolliers ne sy bon exercice. lis ont escript de faire pourchasser un des plus doctes peres d'Hespagne qui viennent pour exercer le cours de philosophic pour l'année qui vient; et à ceste cause seroict pour mon frere pour vacquer aux humanités et pour moy pour vacquer à la philosophic.—10 de May.
[P.S.]—S'il vous plaist de faire que Monsigneur de Mercure escrive à Monsigneur de Lansac qui est 1'Admiral de mer de Bretaigne, pour procurer le dit affaire, pour qu'il prendrera plus de paine à me recommender à sa dicte Majeste.
Endorsed :—1592. 5 pp. Injured.
[1592, April.] Things worthy to be remembered.
The christening of the Prince of Condé : order given for it.
The articles tendered to the King for his conversion.
To get the names of the principal men and officers of the King.
To get the number of his present forces.
To deduce particularly the reasons that do persuade the King ruin in case he take not Rouen, and the reason the[y] promise his establishment if the town be taken.
To take the heads of the discontentment of Duplessis, the hurt grown of her Majesty's speeches that she would have the King become a papist.
That the King will rather forsake all the kingdoms upon the earth than change his religion.
Between Villeroy and Mons. Duplessis.
1. That the King shall become presently a Catholick propounded by Villeroy.
2. That Spain shall be comprised in the peace
These two points are moderated so as time shall be given for the King's instruction, and the Spaniards likely to be omitted. The assembly of the States goeth forward at Rheims 1o May for the matter of the Infanta, which shall receive stay till it may be known what conditions of peace may be had from the King.
The Infanta of Spain shall not be received but with allowance of the Pope.
Tha Ecclesiastic Royalists and the Leaguers will both send to the Pope, the first to deal with him for the King's instruction, the second for his opinion of their acceptance of the Infanta.
The Leaguers are driven to very great necessities and desire the peace as weary both of the war and of the Spanish. If they may not have peace but shall be driven to depend on the Spanish, then they will accept of the Infanta.
They are contented to use the countenance of accepting the Infanta to draw on the better conditions of peace from the King : And by like countenance of treating with the King facilitate their composition with Spain in case they shall not accord with the King.
It is politickly provided by the King and his soundest council that those of the religion shall be appointed to treat for this peace with the Leaguers; first, because themselves shall be comprised in it, with the point of religion; secondly, that they may exclude the Spanish, whereby the League may be wholly separated from the King of Spain, and so the more weakened if there should happen any relapse.
The King hath promised her Majesty's ambassador that, if her Majesty will advance any shipping for the besieging of any port town in Brittany, the States do offer to join with her in charge and shipping for the better furthering thereof.
The King hath promised to the Ambassador that Rouen being taken he will in person resort into Brittany with force sufficient to clear that province, or send his army of Reiters.
If Rouen be taken, the King is seised of the third part of all the revenues of France.
A motion hath been made by the Leaguers to the King to take to wife the Infanta of Spain, whereunto she is wonderfully inclined, saying no man in Christendom is fit for her but the prince of Bearne. The King's speech to us of the Count Soyssons shewing no distrust but that he was gone to visit the King's sister.
To know her Majesty's pleasure whether she would be contented to have the Bishop of Ross to be a spy for her for Spain and the League.
The action of the ambassador in the challenge to the Duke of of Guise; the offer of the Duke of Bouillon and Baron of Biron to fight with the Duke of Guise in that quarrel : her Majesty to thank them. A letter from her Majesty to Renot.
Endorsed :—“Aprilis 1592. Heads of necessary matters.”
Undated. 1½ pp.
John Lane and Thomas Wilcock to the Queen.
1592, April. For leases in reversion of the sites and demesnes of the manors of Hanworth, Norfolk, and of Yelvertofte, Northampton, of which they are respectively tenants.
Endorsed :—Ap. 1592.
Note by J. Herbert that the Queen grants the petition.
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William Hallywaie to the Queen.
1592, April. For lease in reversion of a tenement called Wolfer and a pasture called Baldwyns, Essex, and of the farm of Slaughter, Gloucester, of which he is tenant.
Endorsed :—Apr. 1592.
Note by J. Herbert that the Queen grants the petition.
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