Cecil Papers: August 1592

Pages 223-226

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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August 1592

The Queen to the Lord Deputy of Ireland [Sir W. FitzWilliam].
[1592, Aug. 3.] Whereas we did in the 24th year of our reign grant unto Milerus, the Archbishop of Cashel, by way of commendam the custody of the profits, as well spiritual as temporal, belonging to the bishopric of Lismore and Waterford, then void, to hold the same during our pleasure, until the said Archbishop might be better provided for maintenance of his estate, and so there was granted unto him under our great Seal of Ireland the custodiam and commendatory of the said bishopric of Lismore and Waterford, and the profits thereof; but after that time, upon request made unto us, we named our—to be bishop of the said bishopric of Lismore and Waterford, whereby the former grant in commendam became void, and the said Archbishop of Cashel no ways provided of any recompence to maintain his estate : Now, understanding that the said bishopric of Lismore and Waterford is become void by the death of him to whom it was conferred, we are pleased to make a new grant of the custody and commendam of the said bishopric of Lismore and Waterford, with all the profits thereof, both spiritual and temporal, to the now Archbishop of Cashel in like manner as before time was granted unto him; and therefore we will and require you by warrant hereof to make unto him from us the like grant under our great seal of that realm, to have the like estate therein as he had before, from our Lady last past; and further we will that you shall in all causes needful give him your assistance and aid for the recovery of any thing that unlawfully hath been withdrawn from the said bishopric of Waterford and Lismore so as he may have all manner of profits duly appertaining to the bishopric to his most profit during the time of the said commendam.
Undated. Draft corrected by Burghley. 1¼ pp.
Hernando Mendosa.
[1592, Aug. 6.] Passport from John Burro, General of her Majesty's ships in this voyage, to Hernando Mendosa, captain general of the East India fleet, to pass with his company to Lisbon.
Endorsed :—“The copy of Sir John Boro his pass to the Captain of the Carrick.”
Copy. ¼ p.
The Earl of Bath to the Lords of the Council.
1592, Aug. 14. Sending schedule of the present state of the forces in the County of Devon in answer to their letter of 2nd March last. The regiment of Mr. Carey of Cockington only remaineth uncertain, as the schedule doth manifest. Prays that he may be willed to appoint his captains as other colonels have done, or that some other directions may he sent.—Tavistock, 14th August 1592.
Signed. Seal broken. 1 p.
Grant to the Earl of Essex.
1592, Aug. 20. Copy of the entry in the signet book of the warrant for the Earl of Essex to have a grant out of the Queen's parks to the clear yearly value of 300li., reserving upon the said grant double as much rent as is now answered to her Majesty for the herbage and pannage of any park already rented, after the term now in being is expired.—Aldermaston, 20th August 1592.
½ p.
The Queen to the Lord Deputy of Ireland.
1592, Aug. 20. Forasmuch as Sir Thomas Norryce, knight, doth serve us as vice-president of our council in the province of Munster, in Ireland, in the absence of his brother, Sir John Norrice, which place for justice and government requircth to be had in special estimation; and that also we understand the same Sir Thomas Norryce hath by his government there shewed himself both wise, faithful and sufficient for that place; we therefore have thought it requisite, both for the principal place he holdeth in that province and for his own sufficiency, to admit him as one of our council in that realm; and for that purpose, by these presents, we do will you to understand of this our favour and hereby authorise you to accept him to be of our council, and to admit him by receiving his oath in such sort as is for that purpose usually ordered, and this shall be your warrant for the same.
Endorsed :—“20 Aug. 1592. M. of her Majesty's letter to the Lord Deputy for 8ir Th. Norris to be of the council.”
In Burghley's handwriting. 1 p.
The Queen to [Thomas] Bodeley.
[1592, Aug. 21.] Whereas by our letters of the 1st July, we did give you knowledge of our resolution for the putting in order of certain number in our pay in the country to be in a readiness for their marching to the sea side, and from thence to be transported into France to the service of the French king; and that you should inform both the States General and Council there of this our determination and of the reasons that moved us thereunto, which might also move them not only to allow thereof but to yield the like aid on their part to the French King against the common enemy; and at the same time also we did will you to inform Sir Francis Veere and Sir Thos. Morgan, out of whose charges the greatest numbers should be drawn, to put the said numbers to be in readiness until the time we should signify our pleasure for their marching to the sea side and transportation into France : since the receipt of which our letters, we have by divers of yours for answer thereunto perceived in what sort you did impart this our resolution to the States General, finding them more unwilling to allow of this our intention than we thought either they would or in reason they ought to have been; and, notwithstanding that they have by letters of theirs of the 15th July in some part expressed their misliking, yet we doubt not but by our letters of the 23rd of July unto them and by other our letters of the 28th reiterating the just reasons that have moved us thereunto, and our full answers made unto their pretences, and now of late also by our verbal resolution delivered to their agent, Monsr. de Caron, with the continual necessity of the French King urging us for the public weal, and as the cause now standeth even for Christendom they have allowed of our resolution [and] will willingly give their furtherance to this our purpose : And therefore now that we have upon intelligence of the French King's estate and his great necessity made full determination to send our said forces according to our said letters without any manner of delay, as in like manner also we do send other forces out of this our realm into Brittany at this present; we will you, as holding the place of our councillor in that estate there, that you impart this our present determination to the States, and that also you give knowledge and commandment in our name both to Sir Francis Veere and Sir Thomas Morgan, to whom you shall impart these our letters, which we doubt not but they will dutifully see on their part performed, as in like sort we look that all other our governors and captains under our pay will do the like, and so with all speed cause the numbers appointed by former letters and directions of our council, in our name sent to you, to march onward without any delay to the sea side to Flushing, there to be embarked to pass into France, with their whole numbers, limiting to the shortest day you can appoint for the more hasty expedition, by the advice of the said Sir Francis Veere and Sir Thomas Morgan, for their repair to the sea side, where order is already given to hire shipping for them and to make payment unto them according to the numbers that shall be ready there to be embarked and that shall embark; but yet, nevertheless, upon some reports made unto us of some preparations in Flanders near to Ostend yielding some suspicion of evil purpose against that town, we think it good to spare the sending of any of the numbers which were appointed to be sent from Ostend, whereof mention was made to you before in the article sent from our Council the 2nd of July, whom we would have now forborne to be sent at this present into France, but rather to be presently directed to Ostend there to serve, and Capt. Lambert and Buck to repair also to Ostend, where we would have you to move the Estates very urgently to send some further number of theirs thither, either by strengthening of the town with more numbers to divert the purpose of the enemy, or by reinforcing of the town to withstand their enterprise, which we would have you diligently and earnestly to press the States unto, and, namely, to cause some shipping to be sent to that coast for defence of any enterprise against the haven of that town; all which we hope the States will earnestly regard, considering the town is theirs, and our forces there by us maintained only for the defence of the same their town, and not for any particular interest to ourselves. We would have you also to renew .to the States a purpose offered to you to arm certain ships of war to serve on the coast of Brittany against the Spaniards, which if they shall perform, we also will employ some good forces of ours by sea to impeach the Spaniards' enterprises. In which matter we require you to use all expedition both for their answer and for their purpose how and when they will take this enterprise in hand, and, therefore, we require you to advertise us with speed.
Our further pleasure is that you shall give commandment in our name to Sir Thos. Morgan that, whereas there are eighteen cannoniers there in our pay amongst our foot men which have an overpay of entertainment, that the said eighteen cannoniers be sent away as parcel of those numbers that shall go out of that garrison, who shall be continued in like wages and pay in France as they be at this present there in Berghen. And because it may be objected that if they should be sent away there would lack cannoniers for the States . . . . . in Berghen, you shall presently move the States therein that they may send others to supply their places, if there be not sufficient there already. And hereof you shall also advertise Sir Thos. Morgan. Of these our directions that concern Sir Thos. Morgan, you shall do well presently to advertise him by extracting the same out of this our letter to you.
Draft, with corrections by Burghley. 4 pp.
Munition for Jersey Castle.
1592, Aug. 21. Account of powder and other munitions of war, for the castle of Jersey, amounting to a total of 240l. 19s.d. 2 pp.
Note by Burghley at the foot :
“We will also that you shall send to Jersey one other culverin with convenient bullets and carriage to be used in Brittany by Sir John Norrice, instead of a culverin which he had of ours, being broken, and to be sent to Jersey and so to be returned to our Tower of London.”