Cecil Papers
January 1573

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1888

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'Cecil Papers: January 1573', Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 2: 1572-1582. (1888), pp. 42-44. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=109820 Date accessed: 01 November 2014.


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January 1573

112. Sir John Foster to the Earl of Sussex.
1572/3, Jan. 2.Informs him that one Launcelot Leslie has got a commission from the Court of Wards and Liveries, directed to Lord Ogle and others, for the delivery of the possession of the moiety of Gosforth, now at the entry of Robert Leslie into his lands, Whereupon, the Commissioners have delivered him the possession thereof, but as far as the writer understands, the said Launcelot's claim is either by tenant-right, which is nothing in this country, or else a lease by bare words, which is hard to be proved, and his entering thereunto is not only for the said Launcelot, but also a maintenance of the bastard's title. Wherein, except the young gentleman find some help at the Lord Treasurer's hands, by some commission to the writer for the re-delivering to him the possession thereof, he is like to lose his inheritance. In the midst of the proceedings herein, certain of Robert Leslie's friends, by whose counsel he is somewhat led, made a fray on the Herons, and made his matter worse than it was before, whose counsel except he leave he will bring his house to ruin and decay. Trusts that by his lordship's good counsel he will refrain the same.—At my house nigh Alnwick, 2 January 1572.
Endorsed :—Sir John Foster to the Lord Chamberlain, Launcelot Leslie. Wards.
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113. Amias Paulet to Lord Burghley.
1572/3, Jan. 8.Forwards the certificate for things seeming needful for the better surety of the Castle and Isle of Jersey, under his charge in this “tyckyll” and suspected time. Is much deceived—considering the depth of the foundation, the height and thickness of the walls, besides the ramparts, and the charges of the lime bought out of Normandy for the penny—if a greater piece of work hath been done for the like sum. One ton of Normandy lime will go farther than two tons brought from Portsmouth or Hurst. Beseeches his lordship's consideration of the premises, so as this good beginning may not be left unfinished.—Jersey, 8 January 1572.
Seal. 2 pp.
114. Paul Gresham to Lord Burghley.
1572/3, Jan. 14.Has been in Norfolk and gone through with the commission for Knyvett's matters, although that Mr. Woodhouse procuring the commission himself, yet, that notwithstanding, when the writer's deponents came into the city to appear before the Commissioners to be examined, he did so molest them with arresting and imprisoning them upon feigned and surmised untrue actions, that the Commissioners were constrained to go to the Mayor and to require him in the Queen's name to command his officers to leave off their dealing with them in that manner, or else they would leave the Commission “unsitten of”; which thing the Mayor had good regard unto, and gave instructions to his officers not to deal with any man that came into the city for that cause, until the Commissioners had done with them, and that they should for that time depart without trouble, because they came thither upon process for the same cause. Learns that Mr. Woodhouse will make friends to Burghley to have the injunction dissolved, which, he beseeches him for the ward's sake not to grant until the matter be heard, whereby Burghley shall perceive that the matter exhibited against him [Woodhouse] is not without great cause; for if his doings be not reformed he will utterly undo the children for ever. If Lord Cobham be minded to part with his interest in the ward, as he was minded before his trouble, trusts with Burghley's consent, to procure the bargain to Mr. Cecil.—Newmarket, 14 January 1572.
Endorsed :—Norf. Knevet; ward. Wm. Woodhouse.
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115. Michael Staple to the Earl of Lincoln.
1572/3, Jan. 31.Requests his lordship to take some order with the bearer, Mr. Walker, as to a sum of money paid by the writer's father for the purchase of lands in Powick, of which no assurance was made.—Powick, the last day of January, 1572.
Endorsed :—“Staple's of Powick letter, delivered me by Walker, servant to the Lord Chief Baron; he is attorney in law.”
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