Elizabeth: Miscellaneous, 1562

Pages 468-471

Calendar of State Papers Foreign: Elizabeth, Volume 4, 1561-1562. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1866.

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Miscellaneous, 1562

1562. 766. George Kemp to Challoner.
Thanks him because, at taking leave of "their honors," he had taken another way contrary to the expectation of the writer and the gentlewomen who had made themselves ready for the same. Thanks also for that Challoner, "at my Lady's request," had accepted the tuition of the suit of the writer's brother, whereof the writer has proffered Challoner's man, Garcia, because he is best acquainted with the party, Garnica, chief secretary of Erasso, who willed to have both the bills brought to him, and he would make out a warrant to receive the two years' wages. Has already declared to Garnica that Challoner had the doing of it. Don Antonio De Toledo has promised to help. Challoner will bind the writer's brother perpetually.—"Hogadon, this present day, 1562." Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add.: To Challoner at Madrid, and endd. by him. Pp. 2.
[1562.] 767. Franciscus Luisinus to Challoner.
Acknowledges with thanks the receipt of Challoner's criticisms on his poems upon the history of Joseph. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Challoner. Lat. Pp. 2.
[1562.] 768. Pasquils of the Low Countries.
Pasquil, fearing lest he should be flayed like a calf, leaves the Low Countries and bids adieu to King Philip, the Cardinal Granville, Renart, and various other persons.
In Fr. verse. Pp. 8.
[1562.] 769. Pasquils of the Low Countries.
Texts of Scripture applied to the names of different noblemen and others in the Low Countries, viz., King Philip, the Duchess of Parma, Cardinal Granvelle, the Duke of Arschot, Barlaymont, Pregens, etc.
Endd: Pasquils, Low Countries. Fr. Pp. 4.
Jan. 770. Flemish Currency.
Notes of various gold and silver coins in circulation in Flanders, with incidental observations as to their purity.
Endd.: Jan. 1561. Advertisements. Ital. Pp. 3.
Jan. 771. Articles of the Religion. (fn. 1)
1. That none of the followers of the new doctrine shall make assemblies under pain of being burnt.
2. Their preachers to leave the kingdom under the same penalty.
3. From henceforth all are to live according to the Roman Church and its decrees.
4. Those who refuse to do so are to quit the kingdom within a certain time on pain of death.
5. The Governors of provinces are to afford armed assistance to the magistrates for the capture of the disobedient.
6. The Judges are to be diligent in executing justice upon the disobedient.
7. The Mass to be observed, and edicts on this point to be enforced.
8. The elections to take place.
9. Abuses and superfluities of the ministers of the Church to be reformed.
10. The Lord and President De [blank] has declared that during his mission to Rome the Pope told him that he had not invented the annates or other exactions which they wanted to put on the Church, and that he would give them up if the elections were conceded, and the King would give up his right of presentation. Also, if he went to the Council he would go as simple Bishop of Rome; and would be the first to consent to the reformation of superfluities in the Church, and would admonish the other dignitaries to do the like.
11. The Cardinal of Lorraine has confuted the heresies in an hour and a half.
12. The Duke of Guise has protested that he would defend the ancient religion to the last drop of his blood.
13. Great numbers of people of condition have maintained the efficacy of the Mass, the Sacrament of the altar, and other ceremonies of the Church.
14. That all ecclesiastics shall be obliged to reside on their benefices, of which they shall not hold more than one.
Fr. Pp. 2.
1562. 772. Robert Constable to Cecil.
1. Asks him to consider his title to such lands as he is suitor for by petition, and to move the Queen to sign his petition of right, and grant a warrant to the Judges, committing his suit to their report.
2. The writer having two sons, Robert and Francis (to whom he intends to intail his lands), asks leave to appoint Cecil as their guardian, and as such will give him 100l. per annum of the said lands, 20l. thereof yearly for keeping his son Robert, twenty marks yearly for Francis, and 100 marks to Cecil for his own use until 1,000l. be thus paid. (fn. 2)
Orig. [?] Much discoloured by damp. Endd. Pp. 2.
[1562.] 773. The Marshal of Berwick.
1. Sir George Bowes, late Marshal of Berwick, was allowed for himself and his twenty-four horsemen 330l. 8s. 0d.; for leading 100 footman, 4s. per day; for leading fifty horsemen 4s. per day; for four dead pays 4s. per day, making 207l. 16s. 0d., total 538l. 4s. 0d.
2. The present Marshal, Sir Thomas Dacre, has but 260l. for the entertainment of himself and his twenty-four horsemen, which is insufficient.
3. He therefore having requested that he may have the leading of 100 footmen serving at Berwick, as the last Marshal had, the Lords of the Council think it unmeet to grant his request for the following reasons.
4. That the Marshal (having charge of horsemen) cannot in time of service attend to the footmen.
5. Because in the time of the last Marshal there were 2,000 men at Berwick, and but 1,000 now.
6. That by appointing 100 footmen to be lead by him, the Queen will want a captain for the same.
7. Three arguments "to maintain that it is not unmeet [for] the Marshal to have charge of footmen."
Copy. Endd. Pp. 4.


  • 1. These articles are inclosed in a letter from the Bishop of Carlisle to Cecil, in which, after lamenting the prevalence of Popery within his diocese, he describes the present document as "Certain articles in the French tongue, which, sent about from one to another, causeth much talk and great rejoicing of the Papists, with such wishing and wagers-making of the alteration of religion, such rumours and tales of the Spaniards and Frenchmen to come into Scotland and England upon the West Marches for reformation of the same, that alienateth quite away the people's hearts that were quieted before."—This letter is dated at Rose Castle, 14th Jan. 1561 [1562].
  • 2. This paragraph is cancelled in the copy.