|Richard Hawkyns to the Earl of Essex.|
|1598, April 1.||From the Tercera and on divers occasions
he has written to Essex, on whom depends his hope of restoration to liberty. Begs Essex to procure him some prisoner that
may free him. It will be no great pay for his many years'
service without recompense, as the Lord Admiral and the sea
books can witness: which is the only blot that detains the King
from signing his liberty. Refers to his father's, uncle's and
his own services to Essex and his father, and begs Essex to
advise his wife what course she should take for his best remedy.
—From the Common Gaol in Syvyll, 1 April 1598.|
Holograph. 1 p. (199. 56.)
|Frances Anderton to the Earl of Cumberland, and in his
absence, the Viscountess Montygue the "Douger"
|[1598, 15 April ?]||For his favour towards her poor brother,
whose letter she encloses, which will satisfy Cumberland of
his hard estate and earnest desire to be received into her
Alludes to Lady Montygue as her aunt.—Easter Eve.
Holograph. Endorsed:—1600. 1 p. (82. 93.)
|The Duc de Bouillon to the Earl of Essex.|
|[1598, April 15/25.]||Mon cher conte, La ou est l'utille la est
l'honneste. Vous l'aprandres aiusy par le retour de Monsr.
Cessille. Je respons pour vous que vous n'an croyes rien aussy
ne scay Je la variete de vos prossedures et les longuemant de
vos dessins a nos conseils et avis ont bien ayde a ce que nous
voyons ou sommes par aparanse pres de voir vous vous traverses
an vostre conseil et vostre royne an recoit du dommage et vos
amis de I'inconveniant. Les afaires de l'ennemy commun
n'aucmanteront de guyeres sy vous vous donnes loysir de
l'experimanter et quoy que I'on vous puisse dire croyes que le
cœur du Roy n'est point porte a l'aimer ny a se fier de luy.
Ces petits desgouts nous viendront possible pour bien an nous
fesant miens connoitre que nous ne fesons le besoing que nous
avons les ungs des autres. Je ne veus pas a cest heure jecter
les occasions que j'aurois de me douloir du peu de tesmoignage
que vostre souverayne ma randu qu'elle m'estimast digne de
quelque honneur prossedant de sa part. Je veus les choses
bonnes par ce qu'elles le sont et vous aimer et honorer plus que
ma vie. Vostre cousin vous dira de mes noles. Aimes le, il
merite et il vous servira fidellemant, luy aiant resconnu l'ame
la plus fidelle que j'aye veu de ma vie.|
A Nantes ce 25e Apvril.
Endorsed:—"D. of Bouillon, recd. May '98 by Mr. Vernon.
Holograph. 1 p. (135. 216.)
|[John Colville] to the [Earl of Essex.]|
|[1598, April.]||This Spaniard Spinosa at their embarking
seeing a many of your ships and of the Zeelanders lying before
Calais in their way, took great fear and found fault that the
rest was so hasty, as by his own letter written back to Bruges
to his brother you shall see shortly; so it may be that he has
taken some other ship away. Broun will make you certain
thereof. If they hear before their embarking of the intercepting
of their letters, it shall put them to some other resolution;
alway now you are on your guard there, and except you permit
them willingly their purpose is defeated for once, and if I may
say it without ostentation, I believe the lifting of 500 armed
men had not disappointed them so much. If this be well
accepted, God willing, you shall see a better follow; Whose
name be blessed for ever.—Undated.|
1 p. (174. 72.)
|East Witton, Yorks.|
|[1598, Before May.]||Petition of Matthew Metcalfe of Banebrigg and Alexander Metcalfe of Countersyde, Yorks, to the
Lord Treasurer, praying him to direct the Lord President and
Council in the North to hear and determine the possession of
the Mill of Est Wittone, Yorks, and the damages of the same,
upon their bill against Raulph Atkinson. (fn. 1) —Undated.|
¾ p. (162.)
|[Before May. 1598.]||ii. Information preferred to lord Burghley
by [—]. As to wastes committed by Ralph Atkinson and
others in the lordship of East Wytton, Yorks.—Undated.|
1 p. (2324.)
|[Before May, 1598.]||iii. Note of certain offices and tenements
in the lordship of East Witton, Yorks.—Undated.|
Endorsed:—Mr. Archibald Douglas against Atkinson.
½ p. (2232.)