Cecil Papers
July 1574

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1888

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'Cecil Papers: July 1574', Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 2: 1572-1582. (1888), pp. 80-81. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=109838 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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July 1574

211. The Merchants of the Stillyard.
1574, July 5.Warrant under the Privy Signet for the transportation of cloth by the Merchants of the Stillyard. Richmond, 5 July, 1574.
1 p.
212. Sir William Drury.
1574, July 10.Account of Sir William Drury, Marshal of the town of Berwick, this 10 July 1574, for divers sums of money disbursed in her Majesty's service at Berwick and in the East Marches, as also in Scotland, for rewards, intelligences, &c. Total, 2,804l. 10s. 4d. Endorsed by Cecil.
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213. Richard Nevill.
1574, July 13.Petition of Richard Nevill to the Queen. The Queen was pleased to write letters for his preferment in marriage with the Lady Elizabeth Frechvell, widow : but he was answered that she was not minded to marry, finding herself very unfit thereto, through grossness of her body and daily increasing sickness, and returned without any hope of success in that behalf. Prays, in consideration of his 36 years' service, for a lease in reversion of the parsonage impropriate of Cudesden, Oxfordshire, which is already in his own possession for 14 years to come.
[Note signed by Thomas Sekford, signifying the Queen's pleasure to grant the petition.—Windsor, 13 July, 1574.]
½ p.
214. Richard Byngham to Lord Burghley.
1574, July 15.Begs him to stop a ship by ordering the Admiralty to take bond of 2,000l. for her good behaviour. Don Bernardino de Mendoza and Guarras, with whom he conversed last night, assured him there should be no more lets or stays made upon the going forth of the Queen's fleet. Two other masters have proffered themselves with a hundred mariners each to serve the King, viz., James Ramson and John Young, Lord Leicester's man.—From Wesmest. this 15 July 1574.
Endorsed by Burghley : “Georg Byngham.”
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215. The Queen's Ships.
1574, July 15.Warrant under the Privy Signet directing the removal of her Majesty's ships from the Medway to the Thames, to be there laid “as neere the bullwarkes besydes Gravesend as the place will serve.”—Windsor, 15 July.
1 p.
216. Dr. Thos. Wilson to Lord Burghley.
1574, July 23.Sends the letters which Walter Tigurensis wrote to the Bp. of Ely, and would certainly come himself if he were not prevented by ill-health, but from these letters his lordship may form his own jndgment. Meanwhile will only say that the State is unfortunate in which nothing is permitted to anybody, but much more unfortunate that in which everything is permitted to all. Cæsar in the sixth book of his Commentaries de Bello Gallico says, that they who are considered to have most fitly administered the State, have decreed, lest any one should discuss matters of State otherwise than through the Council, that if any one shall receive any intelligence or report from the provinces he shall lay it before the Magistrate and not communicate it to any other person. But we permit ourselves every freedom, not only in matters of State but also in religious controversies, and anyone (please the Gods) constitutes himself a judge, whether the lowest plebeian, the greatest idiot, or the most foolish woman. But he will say no more for ill-health stirs his bile.—From his couch, 23 July.
Latin. 1 p. [Murdin, p. 276. In extenso.]