Cecil Papers
March 1606


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'Cecil Papers: March 1606', Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 24: Addenda, 1605-1668. (1976), pp. 61-72. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=112682 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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March 1606

Ralph Cox to the Earl of Salisbury.
[After March 3, 1605–6].He requests to be given the benefit of the wardship and marriage of the heir of Laurence Haddock, late of Horton, co. Yorks., deceased.—Undated.
½ p. (P. 432.)
[Commission for Inq. P.M. issued on March 3, 1605–6. See PRO, Wards 9, Vol. 170, fo. 59b.]
The foreign curriers to the Privy Council.
[Before March 14, 1605–6].They refer to the action of the freemen curriers in procuring an act in the late Parliament which curtailed the trade and livelihood of the foreign curriers. In response to a petition from the latter, the Privy Council referred the matter to the Lord Mayor of London with the object of either affiliating the foreign to the freemen curriers, or achieving some modus vivendi between them. The Lord Mayor failed in his mediation and matters have been allowed to drift, with the result that petitioners and their families face ruin and starvation. Since it appears that the freemen curriers "are of an ungodlye disposition" petitioners beg the Council to issue an order that they be not interfered with, nor the shoemakers who employ them molested, until their case be raised again in Parliament.—Undated.
¾ p. (196. 114.)
[See The Journals of the House of Commons, Vol. I, p. 352.]
The same to the Earl of Salisbury.
[Before March 14, 1605–6].In the late Parliament an act was passed which declared that, "noe artifecers usinge, workinge or cuttinge of leather dwelling within the saide Citty [of London] and three miles compas of the same shoulde putt anye leather to be corried to anye person but onlie to suche as were fremen of the saide Companie of Corriors of London". This prohibition has threatened all curriers living within that radius with complete ruin and the consequent starvation of their families. They beg Salisbury to take the necessary measures in the Parliament, which has now assembled, to rescind the act, so that they may be allowed to earn their living at their old trade which they and their predecessors have practised since time immemorial. They appeal for his assistance in respect that they are too poor to prefer a bill in Parliament themselves, so much so "that they can scarce gett breade to feede themselves withall nor att the weeks end to paie the debts they owe for their victualls".—Undated.
Endorsed: "The humble petition of the forreine corriors inhabyting neare unto the Cittye of London." ½ p. (196. 115.)
[See Statutes at Large, Vol. II, Cap. XXII (1602), pp. 975–983.]
The Royal Household.
[Before March 18, 1605–6].—
The King's Servants
Lord Haddington200l
Francis Stewart1001
Sir John Shaw1001
Sir Mich. Balfoure1001
Sir Henry Balfoure100l
Thomas Lamsden1001
John Levingston1001
Sir James Ffullerton1001
Bernard Lyndsey1001
John Gibbe1001
John Murray1001
John Auchmutie1001
Archibald Napper1001
Sir John Gryme501
Isaac Casaubon751
Sir Peter Younge751
Sir Roger Aston501
Sir James Atherlony501
Robert Amstruther401
Sir Edw. Bushell3316s8d
Sir William Constable401
James Hudson30l
Alex. Levingston251
John Howme251
James Hetley251
Sir Alex. Hay5816s8d
— Welles
Sir James Himlton251
Sir Patricke Murray751
Geo. Murray501
William Rider37110s
Sir Peeter Saltonstall501
Sir Geo. Reynell251
Marmaduke Wyvell251
Thomas Ffootes40112s6d
Patricke Maule651
William Belon251
Sir William Woodhouse251
Sir John Brooke251
More to him501
William Bellendon251
Sir Charles Howard501
Sir Geo. Keere50l
William Ramsey651
James Marroth12110s
William Grimsditch501
Robert Gordon501
John Barkeley501
Humfrey May731
More to him3316s8d
Sir Geo. Carew501
Sir Henry Wotton501
Geo. Wood45112s
Sir Robert Maxwell1001
Geo. Marshall66113s4d
Sir Richard Coningsby66113s4d
James Maxwell66113s4d
Sir Edw. Zouche11113s4d
Robert Browne201
Bevis Theloall1316s8d
Walter Toddericke1316s8d
John Carse1316s8d
Ellis Rothwell1316s8d
James Bowey251
Rafe Holland201
Patricke Young251
Robert Hay501
Archibald Armstrong912s6d
James Buchannon201
The Prince's Servants
Sir David Murray401
Adam Newton501
Lo. of St Anthony901
Walter Alexander251
Anthoine Abington16113s4d
Alphonso Fferabosco12110s
Sir David Ffowles29113s4d
Rich. Connocke251
John Harrison3316s8d
Thomas Giles16113s4d
John Garrett6113s4d
Thomas Birchmore12110s
Eustace Norton12115s
Lewes Rogers22110s
Alex. Wilson & Blake13113s9d
Rowland Wynne12110s
William Tallard4111s3d
Peeter de la Costa12110s
Tho. Parker100s
Rob. Jameson100s
Tho. Younge100s
Attendants upon Ambassadors
Sir Lewis Lewkenor501
Sir William Button3018s4d
Sir Edw. Prynne12110s
Sir Steven Leizure12110s
Riders of the King's Horses
Andrew Zinzan16113s4d
Henry Zinzan251
Andrew Zinzan12110s
Dor Craigg251
Dor Atkins251
Dor Poe12110s
Dor Hamond251
Dor Mayerne1001
Gilbert Primrose251
Jo. Nesmith201
Sergeant Gudderous16113s4d
Geo. Baker101
James Harvey101
Abraham Allen12110s
Jo. Wolf Rumler201
Geo. Sheires2816s8d
Rafe Cleyton100s
Gedeon de Lawne100s
Queenes Servants
John Elphinston501
Peeter Ffranke501
Jo. Chalke251
Jo. Seringius401
William Murkey, cooke12110s
Jaques Bochan151
Jane Dromond2501
William Hay3018s4d
Eliz. Shawe1001
Wm. Edgeley4111s3d
Dor Bull101
Arthur Bassano14113sd
Andrew Bassano11112sd
Edw. Bassano11112sd
Jerome Bassano11112sd
Scipio Bassano11112sd
Robert Baker16110sd
Jerome Lanier11112sd
Alphonso Lanier11112sd
Peeter Edney1510d
Peeter Guy1012sd
Tho. Mason11112sd
Samuel Garshe11112sd
Henry Troches11112sd
Cormocke M'Dermott11112sd
Jo. Phelpes17113sd
Wm. Gosson8l11s10½d
Jeffrey Crewse8l11s10½d
Jo. Lanier12l10s
Tho. Cardall351
Nath. Giles101
Peeter Pulliard8111s10½d
Rich. Thorne4111s3d
Sergeants at Arms
Tho. Bradshaw4111s3d
Geo. Burrell4111s3d
Wm. Goodfellow4111s3d
Mich. Cobbe4111s3d
Jo. Cotton4111s3d
Tho. Dixon4111s3d
Hen. Batten4111s3d
Jo. Bennet4111s3d
Wm. Ffountaine4111s3d
Rich. Hale1118sd
Jo. Rolles4111s3d
Jo. Neve4111s3d
Hen. Snelgar4111s3d
Edw. Grimeston912s6d
Jo. Freed4111s3d
Lancaster Gibbons4111s3d
Rich. Wydmer4111s3d
Wm. Cambden101
Rich. St George101
Rafe Brooke6113s4d
Samuel Tomson6113s4d
Jo. Raven6113s4d
Wm. Penson6113s4d
Rob. Treswell6113s4d
Thomas Knight100s
Wm. Smith100s
Phillip Holland100s
Mercury Patten100s
Rich. Charles6113s4d
The Duke's Servants
Sir Robert Cary50l
La. Cary50l
More to her200l
Tho. Murray3316s8d
Julian Ffoster100s
Anne Ffortune100s
Geo. Kirke100s
Jo. Lysle9l
James Young & his brother30l
James Elliott12l10s
Wm. Clowes101
Norman Lisle100s
Sir James Ffullerton3316s8d
Tho. Trevor101
Jane Swarlen912s6d
Ladie Elizabeths Servants
Eliz. Piggott100s
Blanche Swanstead912s6d
Eliz. Hay151
Ladie Maries Servants
Marie Tomson251
Eliz. Townsend66s8d
Mabell Lynley70s
Anne Bartie75s
Katherine Paddee75s
Margaret George75s
Anne Progers75s
Anth. Knyvett50s
Arthur Bodren25s
Mary London25s
Late Queenes ffootemen
John London12110s
George Stone12110s
Anthoine Bennett12110s
Ambrose Jenney12110s
Hugh Miller12110s
Rich. Miller12110s
Rich. Stringer12l10s
John Thorne12110s
Geo. Symonds12110s
The Queenes Matie32001
La. Arbella4001
Countesse of Nottingham1501
Countesse of Kildare501
Countesse of Oxon.501
La. Burgh1001
La. Lumley751
La. Woodroe12110s
La. Adelm12110s
La. Edmondes251
La. Hill12110s
La. Southwell501
La. Vavasor16113s4d
Mrs Bridges101
2 daughters of the Erle of Westm'landes66113s4d
Mrs Ratcliff501
Mrs Stapleton501
Mrs Kirton501
Mrs Higgins101
Mrs Somervile101
La. Bartlett201
La. Dorothie501
La. Borlas8316s8d
Mistris Ffortescu12110s
Anne Barkeley151
Huntsmen and Ffalconers
Sir Patricke Howme551
4 yeomen prickers361
Rich. Lazonby101
Alex. Mongreife901
Geo. Mongreife22116s3d
Tho. Mongreife912s6d
Jo. Waters4111s3d
Wm. Gatacre16113s4d
Geo. Colmer501
Lawrence Weekes45s711/24
Wm. Risbrooke20110sd
Tho. Pott71116s3d
Hen. Halfheid1213sd
Rich. Gwynne103s10d
Jo. Wood1118sd
Tho. Cockeyn91
Rob. Rayne12110s
John St Leger101
Sir Rich. Perry45112s6d
Knights of Windsor5916s3d
Sir Hen. Ffowkes251
Sir Wm. Dethicke501
Geo. Kirkham1916s10½d
Reignold Bye101
Discoverers of ye Traitors
Th. Banister4111s3d
Jo. Ffynwood6113s4d
Jo. Streete912s6d
Jo. Stone4111s3d
Rich. Rice4111s3d
Servants to the late Queene of Scotts
Tho: Baldwyn16113s4d
Rob. Tunstead251
Anth. Rolston251
Sir Charles Yelverton12110s
Lord Ffivie1001
Lord Erskyn (fn. 1) 501
Lord Gordoune501
Lord of Kinlosse501
Wm. Stafford251
Wm. Stafford jun.2717s6d
Wm. Stallenge1514s2d
Wm. Inglebert16113s4d
Clerks of ye Counsell951
Keepers of ye Counsell Chamber35115s
Readers of phisick & Law lectures401
Grooms of ye stable441
Keepers of houses1061
Gamme keepers2081
Wardrobe keepers621
Gonners and others in ye Towere3801
Endorsed: "Pentioners." 4 pp. (211. 3c.)
Lewis Eynon to the Earl of Salisbury.
[Before March 18, 1605–6].He is a Yeoman of the Guard. A debt of £614:14 has been long due to him by the King, and it is the only means he possesses to support a wife and ten children, except his pay as a Yeoman. He has petitioned the Lord Treasurer for its payment, but lack of money has prevented it. Petitioner has consequently been in danger of finding himself taken and imprisoned by his own creditors, who have asked permission to do so from the Lord Chamberlain and Lord Dirleton, the Captain of the Guard. The debt represents money disbursed by him for the Treasurer of Ireland. He requests Salisbury to further the suit which he proposes to submit to the Privy Council.—Undated.
½ p. (P. 1057.)
George Grimes to the Earl of Salisbury.
[After March 18, 1605–6].He is in the service of Viscount Fentoun, and informs Salisbury that hearing a certain Laurence Woodward of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields making defamatory statements about Mr Brian, one of Viscount Cranborne's servants, he "in friendly manner reproved him". For his pains he was insulted, attacked and beaten up by Woodward and one of his confederates, who also maltreated his wife. As a result he is confined to his bed, and cannot follow his master's business on the occasion of the progress. He is indignant that he has been so abused by "a base fellow that keepes a tiplinge howse and that very disorderlie", and asks that Salisbury summon Woodward before him and punish him in an exemplary manner.—Undated.
¾ p. (P. 1091.)
[After March 18, 1605–6]."My Lord Treasurer was made acquainted with the matter of steel by one Ball.
Afterwards, my Lord Fenton was acquainted with it and imbraced it by means of one Kendal.
His wyf lyeth at the house of one Brabant, an atturney in Milford Lane.
Barkesdal is a merchant in London. He knowes not where he dwels, but his wyf doth.
Sir James Crighton is the party that deales with my Lord Fenton.
He hath a knyfe of this new kind of steele.
He hath acquainted one Mathew a cutler by Fleet Brige with this secret."—Undated.
Endorsed: "Concerning a new invention of steele." ½ p. (130. 178.)
[See H.M.C. Salisbury MSS, Vol. XIX, pp. 393, 394 and 397.]
[? After March 18, 1605–6].Notes on the different kinds of steel, the uses to which they are put, the variety of tools, instruments and domestic goods manufactured from them, and the expediency of converting certain iron products into steel.—Undated.
Endorsed: "Concerning the differences of steeles." 1 p. (130. 177.)
John Roper to the Earl of Salisbury.
[After March 31, 1606].Concerning the misdemeanours of John Anderton, Justice of the Peace. When 30 persons committed a burglary in petitioner's house at night time, wounding him and two of his sons, he asked Anderton to assist him in arresting some of the guilty party and disclosed their names and addresses. Anderton refused, and so allowed the criminals to escape. Moreover, when the late Queen Elizabeth died, Anderton and four others "tooke the Bible and service booke out of Leiland church and bestowed them in an alehowse, and thereby hindred the publique service and prayers to God for his Matie, by which recusants taking encouragement twoe masses were said the next Sunday in that towne or parrishe". When a sermon was arranged for St. James Day, in honour of the King's coronation, one hundred people armed with guns entered the church and disturbed the preacher. A complaint was made to Anderton, who declined to punish the offenders. Petitioner adds that all these charges were proved by deposition under the hand of Sir Urien Leigh and other commissioners in the Court of the Star Chamber. He himself is 80 years old, and the prosecution of the case in that court has impoverished him. Besides, Anderton has been able, by means of his influence and wealth, to prevent any date being fixed for the hearing of the case. He requests Salisbury to intervene with the Lord Chancellor that a day be appointed for the examination of the matter in Michaelmas term next.—Undated.
1 p. (197. 52.)
[See PRO, Star Chamber Proceedings, James I, 252/2.]
Sir Edward Clere to the King.
[? March, 1605–6].He requests him to accept satisfaction from Sir Thomas Parry as to his conduct towards the ambassadors, since he was present at the meeting. The honour which petitioner received in the presence of the French King was bestowed without the slightest reflection on or discredit to the allegiance he owed to his own sovereign. It was a recognition of Clere's relationship to the late Queen Elizabeth, revealed by Count Beaumont, of King James's favours to the French Ambassador, and of Clere's lineal descent from the Earls of Clermont. He asks to be released from prison, where he has been detained for three weeks and hindered from attending to his duties in Parliament.—Undated.
Endorsed: "The humble petition of Sir Edward Clere, knight, prisoner in ye Marshalsea". 1 p. (P. 210.)
[See Cal. S.P. Dom., 1603–10, p. 307.]
Michael Borstade to the King.
[Before April, 1606].He is a native of Odislo (Oslo) and a subject of the King of Denmark. For a long time he has been a suitor to the King of England concerning his ship, the Spreadeagle, which was seized on the high seas with her cargo of masts in the reign of the late Queen Elizabeth. He produced letters written on his behalf by the King of Denmark, and was granted his suit on the condition that he produced irrefutable evidence that the ship was his. He has produced valid certificates to that effect for Sir Julius Caesar, (fn. 2) Master of Requests, and also proved that neither the ship nor the cargo was the property of a Spaniard and, therefore, not subject to confiscation. He requests to have his ship restored to him in accordance with the King's promise to the Duke of Holstein.—Undated.
½ p. (P. 1061.)
Captain Francis Clayton to the Earl of Salisbury.
[Before April 3, 1606].He has been forced to spend much money on surgical treatment for the wounds which he received on active service during the late Queen Elizabeth's reign, and has been driven to the extremity of having to pawn the patent of the small pension bestowed on him through the kind intervention of Salisbury. In regard of the service performed by his deceased father, Captain William Clayton, and his eighteen sons in the Irish wars, of whom 13 lost their lives, and of the 28 years' service completed by petitioner himself in Ireland, "I am an humble suitor in this Parliament for a small allowance of two shillings out of every Stage play that shalbe acted, and twelve pence out of every showe of strange beasts as Bavians [baboons] and such like within the citty and suburbs of London, to be paid unto mee or my assignes during my life by the owners and actors of those plaies and showes." He requests Salisbury's support according to the latter's advice "in your garden at Theobalds upon the motion I then made to your Lordship concerning this suite in the presence of the Earl of Devonshire". (fn. 3) —Undated.
¾ p. (P. 1580.)


1 Thomas Erskine, Lord Erskine of Dirletowne, was created Viscount Fentoun on March 18, 1605–6.
2 Appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer on April 7, 1606.
3 Died on April 3, 1606.