|George Thompson to the Earl of Salisbury.|
|[Before May, 1608].||He is a brother of Richard Thompson who
was formerly in Salisbury's service. He has been engaged in commercial activities in Barbary for 13 years, but after the death of
Muley Hammet, during the wars of his three sons, he was robbed
of his goods and forced to flee for his life to a French vessel which
happened to be in the port. His only hope of recovering some of
his estate is by obtaining money due to him by merchants in London. They, however, have taken advantage of his situation and
penury to refuse payment. Petitioner has not the means to prosecute them in a court of law, but is willing to come to an agreement
through the mediation of disinterested persons. This too his
debtors have rejected, and he asks Salisbury to extend his favour to
him in the matter. Petitioner has received letters from Barbary
which he proposes to answer. If Salisbury desires to have some
service performed there, he will attend on him to learn what it is.—
¾ p. (P. 1881.)
[See PRO, High Court of Admiralty, 13, Vol. 41, fol. 2.]
|Robert Westcott to the Earl of Salisbury.|
|[Before May, 1608].||He is in the employment of Lord Carew,
and asks that Salisbury accept his services as trumpeter on the
occasion of the next installation at Windsor. (fn. 1) —Undated.|
½ p. (P. 1155.)
|[May 5, 1608].||"An account of the 20l which I receyved of
Mr Stuard the 2 of May, 1608, towerds setting forth the showe and
adorning the lybrary against the Kings cominge thether." Items
include inter alia:|
|For 6 dosen of velum skinns to cover bookes.||xxxs|
|To Thomas Herbert, bookbynder, for 7 dayes work
in bynding, coveringe and stringing of bookes.||xiis||viiid|
|Spent uppon Allen, Jones and Johnson before they
came to diett in my Lords howse.||vis|
|Geven to the Jugler the first day my Lord badd me
bring him home and geve him money.||iiis||vid|
|For 2 dosen more skinnes to make the circle.||xs|
|For 2 glasses for the conjurers use.||iis|
|To the 2 boyes that played Fancy and Barahon.||xxs|
|Payd to the tyrewoman for her paynes and lending
the head tyres of 8 speritts.||xxiis||vid|
|For ryall paper, pastbord and stringe for a great
book of mapps.||vs|
|For a great booke of fortifications.||iiis||viiid|
|For newe coloring 22 genelogyes of princes.||iiil|
|For newe coloringe 10 tables of arts.||xxxs|
|For a mapp of Vennice with the pictures of all the
|For vi pictures.||iiil||vis|
|For a mapp of Ireland my Lord willed me to buy
and bring to Greenwich on Sunday, 27 May. ||iis||vid|
|Endorsed: "Mr Wilsons bill for the library against the Kings
cominge thether, May 5, 1608. Summa xviil viiis vd paid and
dyscharged the last of Maye, 1608." Below in another hand: "To
Mr Lister all ye bills of ye feast, 6th May, 1608 with ye abstract."
1 p. (Bills 22.)|
|[May 6, 1608].||Bill for materials supplied by Robert Singleton
to Robert, Earl of Salisbury. Items include inter alia:|
10 yards of Watchet Chyny Taffaty for a roabe and two hats
for a boye.
4 yards of the same for a skinne coate.
1 quarter of the same for cloven feete.
4 yards of White Chyny Taffaty for a skyn coate.
2 yards and di for a girdle for Mr Allen.
5 ells of ell broad crimson rich Taffaty for a roabe for Mr Allen.
2 ells and 3 quarters of blew rich Taffaty for the jugler.
1 ell of White Sasnet for Mr Allens oupen sleeves.
½ of the same for Jobsons necke.
6 ells in 2 long scarffes for the Fflying Boye.
2 pairs of gloves for Mr Allen and Jobson.
1½ of sweate fflaming powder.
7 yards of green say for curtaines for the library.
26 waxe lightes.
Green rug to lyne the rayle.
On reverse: Receipt for £31:11 dated May 31, 1608 and signed by
|Endorsed: "Mr Singleton his bill of chardges laid out by him
about the shewe in the librarie mad the 6th of Maye, 1608." 1½ pp.
|[May 6, 1608].||"The bill of what my Lord appointed to be geven
for rewards to the actors and devisors of the showe in the lybrary,
besydes the bills of severall workes and workemen, 6 May, 1608."|
|(In Robert, Earl of Salisbury's hand):|
|I pray you pay this money to these 3 men|
|Below: "Receyved of Mr Stuard of the somes abovementioned
threescore and three pounds vis viiid for of the 20l which was appointed
to be paid to Mr Allen I payd him only twenty marks, the rest I
paid to ech man as is abovementioned, the 8 of May, 1608."
Signed: Thomas Wilson.|
Endorsed: "May 6, 1608. My Lords reward given to the
playors for the shewe in the librarie." ¾ p. (Bills 22.)
|[May 11, 1608].||Account presented by Inigo Jones, with receipt
dated May 11, 1608, and signed by Thomas Stephans.|
Endorsed: "Inigo Johnes his bill for money paid to the smyth,
the taillor and others for worcke donne about the shewe. Summa
viiil viiis paid this 11th of Maye, 1608. 1 p. (Bills 22.)
|[May 18, 1608].||"The chardges of divers provisions made against
the 18th of Maye 1608, for dynner providyd for the K[ing], the
Q[ueen] and prince, with other honorable personages at Salysbury
house, beinge on that day when my Lo: of Dunbar and my Lo: of
Mongumery went to Windsor to bee installed Knights of the
Gartter." The expenses came to £119:5:7.|
Damaged. Endorsed: "An abstract of the chardges of a dynner
made the 18th of Maye, 1608." ½ p. (General 11/10.)
|Henry Lee to the Earl of Salisbury.|
|[Before May 19, 1608].||At the time of his father's death his
goods and chattels came into the possession of other people, and
neither petitioner nor the King has had any benefit from them.
The King has expressed his pleasure that these goods be restored
to petitioner, and he therefore requests Salisbury to send letters to
the Lord Deputy of Ireland to that effect.—Undated.|
⅓ p. (P. 858.)
[See Cal. S.P. Ireland, 1606–8, p. 527. Also ibid., 1603–6, p. 77.]
|[May 25, 1608].||Money given in reward to certain musicians:|
|To my Lord Cumberlands man||xls|
|To my Lord Chamberlaines man||xls|
|To Sir Thomas Munsons boye||xls|
|Receipt signed by John Coprario and dated May 25, 1608.|
|Endorsed: "Rewards given to musitions by your Honors
appointment." ⅓ p. (Bills 22.)|