Cecil Papers: July 1590

Pages 49-53

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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July 1590

John Wolley to the Earl of Bath, H.M. Lieutenant of the co. of Devon.
1590, July 1. Announcing the Queen's final decision that Sir John Gilbert may levy his band of 250 men out of the hundreds of Hayetor and Coleridge, for that he hath taken pains in the training of the soldiers of those two hundreds, and therefore it is not fit that any other should reap the fruit of his travails, as for that they have been formerly appointed to him, and lately in his absence at the Baths, to some touch of his credit, taken from him.—From the Court, this first of July, 1590.
Signed. ½ p.
Manor of Balderton.
1590, July 1. Note of writings left by Thomas Screven with Barnard Dewhurst, viz.—grant from John, Earl of Rutland of his interest in the lease of the manor of Balderton; the Queen's grant to Francis Morice at the petition of Paulo Citolmo, of the reversion of the manor; and the assignment to Screven of the reversion. Screven is ready to assign his interest therein as the Lord Treasurer shall direct.—1 July 1590.
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Thomas Screven to —.
[1590, July 1.] Refers to transactions in leases &c. with Mr. Cecil, and offers terms on which he will assign his leases, (which his correspondent has in his custody) to Mr. Cecil and Lady Rosse, or as his Lordship shall direct.—Undated.
1 p.
Henry Brooke.
1590, July 2. Bond of Henry Brooke of Cobham Hall, Kent, son and heir apparent of William Lord Cobham, to Vincent Engeham, of Great Charte, in 300l., if he do not hereafter at all times discharge the said Vincent of a bond in 200l. dated 23 August, 1589, whereby he is bound, together with Henry Brooke, for the payment to Thos. Wright, of Thames St., near Crooked Lane, of 100l.—2 July, 32 Eliz., [1590].
1 p.
Sir Thomas Sherley.
[1590, July 5.] Petition of Peregrin, Lord Willoughby, Thomas, Lord Burgh, Sir William Russell and Sir John Burgh to the Queen. We having served a long time in charges of great importance in the Low Countries, do feelingly know the great discontentment of soldiers and creditors, English and Dutch generally, for fault of due payments, whereas we have great presumption that your Majesty hath long issued treasure sufficient to pay all men truly, not only during the Earl of Leicester's government but since, even to the discharge of Lord Willoughby; but presuming that by such manner of accounts as hitherto have been used, Sir Thomas Shirley may have in his hands many thousands of your treasure and yet, taking such courses as he hath done, may be still found in surplusage and your Majesty by him said to be in his debt, we humbly desire, for the advancement of your service and contentment of your subjects, daily ready to venture their lives and fortunes for so gracious a Sovereign, to have a copy of the said Treasurer's accounts from his entrance till Lord Willoughby's discharge, both his receipts and disbursements; and if it be not found on examination there is, and long hath been, in his hands of your treasure many thousands more than would pay all due to ourselves, we will forbear to solicit your Majesty for our own due, not doubting but if we find by plain proof that there hath been long many thousands of your treasure in his hands, that you will the rather for this our farther service, out of your treasure already issued and unduly detained, think us worthy to receive satisfaction of our due.
Endorsed by Burghley :—“5 July, 1590. Lord Willoughby, L. Burgh, Sir Wm. Russell, Sir Jhon Borogh, contra Sir Th. Shyrley.”
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Raphe Baldyn.
1590, July 9. Petition to the Queen.
For a lease in reversion or 20l., in view of his services as one of the officers of the Queen's grea bakehouse—Endorsed, “9 July, 1590.”
Note by Wm. Aubrey, that the Queen grants a lease for 10l.
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Sir T. Heneage to Robert Cecil.
1590, July 12. Affirms his knowledge of the claims of Mr. Stanley to the praise and profit of making plates and armour of English iron, which proceeded first from Stanley's device and was perfected by his charge “before ever Gravenor or this Dutchman meddled with the matter.” Expresses his attachment &c. to Cecil. Before the end of the week, means to deal effectually with Her Majesty for the privilege for Mr. Stanley.—From the Court this Sunday, 12 July, 1590.
Holograph. Seal. 1 p.
The Queen to Mr. Wilkes and Mr. Bodeley.
1590, July 12. Whereas Mons. Snoy, otherwise called Sonoy, who had charge in the Prince of Orange's time in North Holland, and afterwards was Captain and Governor of Medenblyck, hath informed us that the States General and the Count Maurice have not observed such appointments and articles as were concluded betwixt them and him at the time that he delivered the said town of Medenblyck to the said Count and States, whereby'he is endangered to the burgesses of that town and his estate otherwise impaired in not obtaining such things as were promised to him for his benefit, as by a remonstrance which he hath presented to us in writing, and which we have willed our Treasurer of England to send herewith unto you, shall more largely appear : We having had good cause for the goodwill and dutiful service which he always professed to render to us, to the public benefit of the country, do will and most earnestly require you both, after you have considered of his cause by the said remonstrance and by the further information of such as he will direct to attend upon you, that you do diligently impart his whole cause to the States General and to the Council of Estates, and as occasion may serve to the Count Maurice; and require them as they will have us think that they have regard to content us, to hear his complaints and give favourable answers to his demands and to satisfy him in all matters according to the promises made to him when he did render the government; which also we have more cause to require of them because he did yield to all their demands upon such solicitation as by our commandment was made to him by our Lieutenant General the Lord Willoughby, and our councillor Henry Killigrew, which we did to content the States according to their requests. And though at your first motion it may be you shall not have a ready and favourable answer, yet we will you in times convenient to reiterate our requests, and not to desist from the same without some relief of him and his causes.
Draft by Burghley.
Endorsed;—“12 July, 1590. M[inute] of a letter to Mr. Wilkes and Mr. Bodeley from the Q[ueen].”
2 pp.
Thomas Douglas to Archibald Douglas.
1590, July 13. Relative to his (Archibald's) brother Thomas and his means of support, especially by the hands of John Luif, from whom Thomas had however received nothing, “for he says he is nothing in debted to you.” Thomas had proposed to visit his brother personally, which the writer could no ways find good without advertising him of this intention.—Edinburgh, 13 July, 1590.
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Thomas Douglas to his brother [Archibald Douglas].
1590, July 14. Relative to money for his support not forthcoming from John Luif.—Edinburgh, 14 July, 1590.
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Lord Burghley's Notes.
1590, July 22. Relative to Andrea Vanetico, an Italian. Certain questions in Italian attached.
Endorsed : “22 July, 1590.”
Andrea Martini to Burghley.
1590, July 22. Two letters on private matters, relating to a Mr. Macarty.
Annexed, Fragment of notes in English, endorsed by Burghley, “22 July 1590. Answer of Macarty's man to his master's questions.”
Italian. 2 pp.
Sir Francis Allen to the Earl of Essex.
1590, July 27. I have received yours from Sittingbourn wherein I understand your mind, so that when direction comes I will be most diligent so well to wait upon my Lord Treasurer as the French Ambassador. Therefore send me the instructions as you receive news from my lords of the Council and I will obey your commandments till death, as knoweth the Almighty, whom I pray to send this good mind to continue.—London, 27 July, 1590.
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The Lords of the Council to Lord Burghley, Lord Lieutenant for Hertfordshire and Essex.
1590, July 28. There being a fear of dearth and of a rise in prices of grain, especially in barley, requesting him as lieutenant to “take order” for restraining the engrossing of corn by the “Badgers,” and not to permit them to forestall the markets by purchasing at the farmers' houses.—From the Court at Greenwich, 28 July, 1590.
Signed.—Chr. Hatton : J. Hunsdon : W. Cobham : G. Buckehurst : J. Wolley : J. Fortescue : W. Waad.
John Harpur to [Willson].
1590, July 31. I know not, but I greatly suspect that some malicious-person will labour my Lord Talbot and the Justices of Assize for the indicting of my Lady Clyfton for recusancy. I pray you move my lord' if need be herein and you shall be assured I will requite it if I can. Mr. Stanly can inform you best if any such matter be attempted and entered against her, with whom I pray you speak yourself, for these matters are not to be imparted to any.—Clyfton this last of July, 1590.
P.S.—I have provided a pretty nag for his lordship if he lack one, upon H. Smith's desire, which at his coming to Sawley he shall see, or sooner upon a week's warning because he is at grass.
Endd. : “John Harpur's letter to Willsō.”
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Mar[maduke] Darell to [the Privy Council].
[1590, July.] It is true the 90 bags of rice mentioned in this petition [see below] were taken at Plymouth in May, 1588, and in June following distributed amongst her Majesty's navy there, for relief of sick men, by order of the Lord Admiral and Sir Francis Drake, the receipt whereof is acknowledged under the purser's hand of every ship. But how the same is to be paid for I know not, because (being delivered there besides their ordinary proportions) both the lord Treasurer and the officers of the Admiralty did refuse to suffer it to pass in the account as a surcharge which without her Majesty's express warrant might not be allowed of.
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Michael Leeman to the Privy Council.
1590, [July]. Petition for payment for 90 bags of rice supplied by him at Plymouth, in May 1588, to the ships of her Majesty's navy, by order of Sir Francis Drake. Relates his vain endeavours to procure payment.
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Annexed : I. Certificate by the Mayor and his comburgesses of Plymouth, that in May last 90 bags of rice were by order of Sir Francis Drake taken out of the Ship Mary, of Hamburgh, and on May 20 dispersed among the Queen's ships at Plymouth. 4 June, 30 Eliz. 1589 (sic).
Copy. 1 p.
II. Lord Admiral Howard to Mr. Dr. Herbert, Mr. Doctor Caesar, and Mr. Beale, [Commissioners appointed to decide Low Country causes]. I have this day received from you two letters, one importing a complaint from Michael Lemon against Sir Francis Drake, touching 90 bales of rice, the other against him from Gerard de Malines and Alexander de Cone, for raisins, almonds, &c, worth 940l., which they charge him with. The rice I remember was taken for her Majesty's service, but what quantity I do not know, which at Mr. Darell's coming up may be certainly known. Because it is not known whether the same be passed in Mr. Darell's accounts or no, nor whether any order was taken heretofore for payment, the complaint may be stayed till his coming, and then order shall be taken for payment. The other being a private matter he refers to their direction.—From the Court at Oatlands, 14 September, [1588].
Copy. 1 p.
Endorsed :—“The humble petition of Michael Leeman,” &c. :and underneath, “The petitioner requesteth your lordships to call Mr. Dorell to make answer touching the contents hereof. J. Herbert.”