|1. John Chamberlain to Dud. Carleton. Invites Carleton to join
him at his cousin's house.|
|2. Mayor of Chichester to the Lord Treasurer or the Council.
Sends information of drunken speeches of John Tawte, a cobler,
against the Scots and the late Queen. Incloses,|
2. I. Examinations of George Smith, John Hardam, and John
Tawte, on the above. Chichester, Oct. 1.
|3. Hen. Sanderson to Tobias Matthew, Bp. of Durham. Is in
personal danger from the daring recusants. Their outrageous conduct.|
||4. Warrant to Sir Rob. Dormer, Master of the Hawks, to preserve the King's game in cos. Bucks, Bedford, and Northampton, and
to punish offenders.|
||Docquet of the above, Oct. 6, Winchester. [Docquet, Oct. 7.]|
||5. [Dudley Carleton] to Lord Cecil. Account of the second month's
charges, during the King's progress. [See Sept 8.]|
|6. Mayor of Plymouth to the Same. Recusants apprehended. An
Englishman, servant of the Duchess of Feria, landed from Spain.
Discontents for the restraint in the sale of tin. Three Portuguese claim
recovery of goods.|
||Grant, in reversion, to Sir Rob. Carey, of the office of Keeper of the
Little Park at Windsor, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 18.]|
|Letter to the Lord Mayor, &c. of London, to appoint William
Huxley one of the Coal Meters. [Docquet.]|
|Letter to the Lord Treasurer to grant a licence, at the suit of the
Venetian Ambassador, to transport 1,000 quarters of wheat, in part
compensation of spoil taken by the King's subjects from the Venetians.
[Docquet, Oct. 7.]|
||7. The King to the -- of -- College ? Requests confirmation to Sir Valentine Knightley of the manors of Wadley and
Wickensham, Essex, his right thereto being questioned, upon the new
foundation obtained from the King.|
||Grant to Sir George Hume, Chancellor of the Exchequer, in feefarm, of lands, not specified. [Docquet.]|
||Grant to Lord Compton of the Lieutenancy of Warwickshire.
||Pardon to Thomas Newton, of Tranmore, co. Chester, for felonies,
||Warrant to pay to Edmund Lassells, Groom of the Privy Chamber,
20£. per ann., for life. [Docquet.]|
||Warrant to deliver to the Same stuff for his livery, the same as
other Grooms of the Chamber. [Docquet.]|
||Letter from the King to George Smyth, in behalf of Sir Thomas
||8. The King to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. To issue
letters to the Bishops, for voluntary contributions in behalf of the
citizens of Geneva, who are exposed to great dangers by their exertions
in behalf of the common cause of religion.|
St. Denis' Day.
|9. Miles, a priest, to Mr. Warmington. Private affairs. Has reconciled him with Mrs. Blewet. Begs him to travel with Arthur
||10. List of the names of knights in several counties, and of lawyers
chosen to be of the Queen's Council.|
|11. Form of warrant from the Queen, appointing a Council to advise
in matters touching her jointure; with names of three of the intended
|Oct. 9 ?
|12. Copy of the above.|
||13. Forms of letters patent by Lord Cecil, as High Bailiff and
Steward of Queen Anne, appointing Deputy Bailiffs and Stewards.
13. I. Note of the manors in the Queen's jointure.
13. II. Survey of woods in her jointure, co. Suffolk.
|14. Sir John Peyton to Cecil. Answer to the Earl of Lincoln's
14. I. A true relation of such speeches as passed between the Earl
of Lincoln and Sir John Peyton, some few days before Her
Majesty's death, and within few days after, relative to the
||Warrant to the Treasurer, &c. of the Exchequer to instal old debts.
[Docquet, April 27, 1604.]|
||Warrant to the Same to compound debts due upon obligations,
bonds, and recognizances. [Docquet, Ibid.]|
|15. The King to [Rich. Fienes, Lord Say and Sele,] Keeper of Banbury Castle. Appoints him to preserve the game of venery and
falconry, and to punish all offenders who transgress the laws by
shooting, taking of partridges, &c., in Banbury and Bloxham.|
||Docquet of the above. [Docquet, Oct. 28.]|
||Grant, in fee-farm, to [Sir] Edw. Blount and Jos. Earth, of the
lordships and manor of Fotheringay, and others. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 18.]|
||Release for life to Chris. Hoggesden from the offices of Sheriff or
Collector. [Grant Book, p. 3.]|
||Grant to the Earl of Mar, in fee-farm, of lands, &c. not named.
||Commission to the Lord Treasurer, and others, to sell in his Majesty's
name any manors, lands, &c. which have not been in charge before
any of the auditors since the beginning of the late Queen's reign, with
certain exceptions. [Docquet.]|
||Grant to the Earl of Mar, in fee-simple, of the manors of Hundon
and Chipley, and three parks in the manor of Hundon, co. Suffolk,
part of the Duchy of Lancaster. [Docquet.]|
||Commission to the Lord Treasurer, and others, to make composition
with persons in certain cases for forfeited bonds, recognizances, &c. in
the custody of the King's Remembrancer, or the Remembrancer of
the First Fruits. [Docquet.]|
||Commission to the Attorney General to confess all pleas pleaded to
port bonds in certain cases, and also to the Barons of the Exchequer
to give judgment on the same. [Docquet.]|
||Commission to the Lord Treasurer, and others, to take order with
persons indebted to the Crown in more than 300£. [Docquet.]|
||Warrant to deliver 600£. to Sir George Hume, Keeper of the Privy
|16. Serjeant John Hele to Lord Cecil. Has been in danger on the
circuit from the plague. The prisoners indicted for treason, and base
persons are found guilty, and awaiting punishment. Lord Cobham
being much in his debt, he has seized some of his land and goods in
||17. Two examinations of John Dacres, of Lanercost, as to his
joining Robert Elliott in spoiling the tenants of Gillesland. He
denies it, and also that he had said the Lord Thos. Howard was in
||18. Examinations of Leonard Musgrave, and others, on their speeches
touching Lord T. Howard, &c.|
||Licence to the Earl of Argyle to export 5,000 cloths within three
||Lease to George Bannister and Nicholas Cade of certain houses and
land in Hailes, co. Gloucester. [Docquet.]|
||19. Business memoranda by Cecil, of adjournment of Michaelmas
Term, time of arraignment of the conspirators, &c.|
|20. Sir Henry Savile to D. Carleton. Thanks for his letters of news,
&c. Mr. Fitzherbert is with the French Ambassador [Sir John Parry]
in Carleton's place.|
||Grant, in fee-farm, to John Earl of Mar, of the manor of North Stoke,
co. Somerset. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 14.]|
||Grant to Sir Rich. Preston of the goods of Jane Bowes, deceased.
[Ibid., p. 18.]|
|21. Nicolas Burlace to Wm. Bree. Desires him to send certain
quantities of bread. A distress for his rent threatened, &c.|
|Proclamation for the further adjournment of part of Michaelmas
Term, from Westminster to Winchester. [Proc. Bk., p. 49.]|
|22. Mercury Patten to Sir John Stanhope, Vice-Chamberlain.
Raleigh's conference, shortly after he got into trouble, with Parks, of
the Stannary, about Lord Cecil. Desires Parks may be questioned
St. Giles in the
|23. John Grange to the Council. Edward Newsom found the
annexed paper upon Whitehall garden door. Annexed is,|
23. I. Fragment of a tirade against "my Lord Deinsheare" [Earl
of Devonshire], by a person who had saved his life in
|24. Warrant for yearly livery to Patrick Pitcairn, Groom of the
|25. Warrant to Sir Hen. Cock, Cofferer of the Household, and to
the clerks and comptrollers of the Board of Green Cloth, to allow 20£.
per ann. wages to John Lepton, Groom of the Privy Chamber.|
||Docquet of the above. [Docquet, Oct. 28.]|
|26. Warrant for yearly livery to the same.|
||Docquet of the above. [Docquet, Oct. 28.]|
||Grant to Thos. Cotes, and his heirs, of the rental of Northall, co.
York. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 14.]|
||27. Lord Cecil to Alex. King, Auditor of Worcestershire and
Warwickshire. Enquires the profits of the courts of certain manors
belonging to the priory of Leominster.|
|28. Proclamation concerning such as seditiously seek reformation in
Church matters. Postponement of the Assembly of Divines till after
||29. Draft of the above, indorsed 19 Oct.|
|Copy of the above. [Proc. Bk., p. 53.]|
||Letter to Capt. Ager to give attendance upon Lord Home,
Lieutenant of the Borders of Scotland, with 50 horsemen. [Docquet.]|
||Warrant to pay to Lord Home 16d. a day each, for 50 horsemen
on the Borders. [Docquet.]|
||Warrant to deliver to John Gibb, John Achmouty, John and
George Murray, Grooms of the Bedchamber, stuff for winter apparel.
||Warrant to pay to the Lord Admiral 600£. per ann., for his diet at
||Grant to the Earl of Nottingham, and his heirs, in fee-farm, of
Exchequer lands value 100£. per ann. [Docquet.]|
||Similar grant to the Same, of lands of the Duchy of Lancaster.
||Grant to Sir Charles Howard of the keepership of the King's house
and park at Ditton, co. Bucks. [Docquet.]|
||Grant to Humphry Jobson, in reversion after Ph. Ellis, of the
clerkship of the Cheque at Deptford, co. Kent. [Docquet.]|
||Grant, with survivorship, to John Stevenson and his son, of the
keepership of the King's wardrobe and armoury at Windsor.
||Pensions to Walter Staples and 6 others, Grooms of the Stable to
Queen Elizabeth, of 8d. a day each. [Docquet.]|
||Pardon to Jane Valentine for stealing linen cloth. [Docquet.]|
||Grant to the Company of Stationers of the exclusive right of
printing primers, psalters, psalms, almanacks, and prognostications.
||Warrant to pay to Lord Cecil, 5,200£. which he had disbursed for
certain lands in Cornwall, surrendered to the King. [Docquet.]|
|30. Rob. Hitcham, the Queen's Attorney, to Lord Cecil. Testimony in behalf of Mr. Roo, the bearer, a suitor for the bailiwick of
Walton-cum-Trembly. [See 4 Nov.]|
||31. The King's instructions to the Commissioners for making copy-
hold and customary lands free; with names of the Commissioners
||32. Account of the average fines of copyhold lands, cos. Norfolk,
Hunts., Suffolk, Kent, Essex, Herts, and Middlesex, from 40 to 44 Eliz.|
||Grant to George Kirkham of annuity of 50£. [Docquet.]|
||Warrant to pay to the Earl of Murray 600£. of the King's free gift.
||Warrant to pay to Sir James Lindsay the sum of 100£. of the
King's free gift. [Docquet.]|
||Grant to George Shiers of the office of Apothecary to the King's
Household, with the fee of 40£. a year, and "Bouge of Courte"
[food at court.] [Docquet.]|
||Grant to Abednego Segrave of a Gunner's place in the Tower.
|Warrant to deliver to Robert Seale, Clerk of the Cheque, 200£. for
providing liveries. [Docquet.]|
||Grant to John Cowper, son and heir of Sir John Cowper, in reversion after Sir Walter and Sir Carew Raleigh, of the offices of Ranger
of the Forest, Steward of the Woodward's Court, Keeper of the Park,
&c. of Gillingham, and of Steward and Bailiff of the manor of Gilling-
ham, co. Dorset. [Docquet.]|
|Letter to the Sheriff of Middlesex, directing Sir Thomas Vavasour,
Knight Marshal, to attend Lord Cobham, and Sir Richard Leveson
to attend Lord Grey, with an escort of 50 horse, to the place of trial.
||Like letter to the Sheriff of Hampshire. [Docquet.]|
||33. The King to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. Is
wishful to maintain the state of religion, but receives such frequent
complaints of the paucity of churches and inefficiency of ministers,
that he is compelled to demand certificates as to their number and
quality; where the revenues are insufficient, he will supply the lack
from impropriate tithes. Wishes the introduction of novel ceremonies
to be discouraged.|
||Warrant to admit Thomas Hall, vice Thomas Barkley, into the
place of a Server of the Hall. [Docquet.]|
|34. Declaration by the Earl of Cumberland and other Commissioners of the number of persons in pay at Berwick.|
||35. Declaration of John Ashley. His refusal to join in Watson's
conspiracy. The tenor of the oath required, &c.|
||36. Examination of Rich. Mellersh, Lord Cobham's man, as to the
hand-writing of several papers which follow, and of others that are
wanting. Annexed are,|
36. I. Notes in Lord Cobham's hand, from Scripture, and English
statutes, heads of arguments, &c., tending to his own vindication in reference to the conspiracy. [Oct. 8.]
36. II. Lord Cobham to Rich. Mellersh. Directions for various
devices to lessen his seeming guilt, and to procure his
pardon. One of the King's preachers to be sent to him in
hopes of receiving his confessions. An antedated correspondence with Sir T. Fane to be got up, to prove that he
had relinquished his intention to travel. The Spanish
Ambassador to solicit the Queen's intercession for him, &c.
36. III. Copy of the above; with marginal notes [by Sir Edw. Coke].
36. IV. Lord Cobham to Lady Kildare, his wife. His misfortune
gives him full proof of her affection. Has, with great
difficulty, found means to write to her. His only hope is
in His Majesty's mercy.
36. V. Copy of the above; with notes by Coke.
36. VI. Lord Cobham to his wife. Requests her to ask the
Attorney-General Coke, whether the Judges deem his offence
36. VII. Lord Cobham to Mellersh. To give 10£. to his keeper. To
speak to Sir John Leveson and Sir George Char about
his brother; and to let him know if his house at the Friars
36. VIII. Rich. Mellersh to Sir Thos. Fane. Desires him to write
an answer to an inclosed letter from Lord Cobham, to
him, dated July 4, 1603, and to antedate the answer: object
for so doing. Incloses,
36. IX. Lord Cobham to Sir Thos. Fane, Lieutenant of Dover
Castle. Cannot prevail on the Lord Treasurer to advance money for Dover Haven. Has changed his mind
touching his intended travel. Blackfriars, July 4.
36. X. Copy of the above.
36. XI. Attestation of Rich. Mellersh and Hen. Adams as to the
malice of G. Brooke against Lord Cobham. Oct. 25.
36. XII. Lady Kildare to Lord Cobham. Lord Cecil gives her
small comfort. She will not write by Mellersh to the Court,
for the King has gone one way and the Queen another.
Professes fidelity, &c.
|Oct. 30 ?
|37. Lord Cobham to the King. Is sincerely penitent and beseeches
|38. Same to the Council. Urges his slight connection with the
conspiracy as a ground for mercy.|
|Oct. 30 ?
|39. Same to the Earls of Nottingham and Suffolk, and Lord Cecil.
Entreats to speak with them. Will disclose to them what he would
not to any others.|
|40. Grant to the Earl of Derby of the office of Chamberlain of
Chester, for life.|
|41. Lord Chancellor Ellesmere to Lord Cecil. Has received the
Privy Seal for the Earl of Derby, but stayed the engrossing of it,
being, contrary to His Majesty's declaration, "for life."|
|42. Sir Allan Percy to Dud. Carleton. The King will come to
church in state, to-morrow, from Wilton. Lady Raleigh wants to
transfer her husband's cause to the Star Chamber. Raleigh hopes
the Earl [of Northumberland] will not forsake him. The Venetian
Ambassadors at Southampton, &c.|
|43. The Council to the Attorney General. He is to send Gosnold to
Salisbury, and to give the Lord [Chancellor], who is to be Steward
at the Peers' trial, all possible information about the plot.|
|44. The Same to Lord Chancellor Ellesmere. Thanks from the King
for the apprehension of Rich. Mellersh and his papers. Requests him
to hear the Attorney General's explanation of the plot.|
||45. Sir Geo. Harvy to Cecil. Lord Cobham is dismayed at the
committal of Mellersh. Desires a commission to take coaches to convey the prisoners to Winchester. Incloses,|
45. I. Lord Cobham to Cecil. Enquires why his man, Mellersh,
was committed. Begs his release. Has not a penny, and
is at a loss what to do. Begs his wife may be informed of
the commitment of Mellersh.
|46. The Council to the Lord Treasurer. Authorize him to continue
the impositions on currants, oil, and raisins, levied by the late Levant
Company, thus to compensate the King for the 4,000£. per ann. lost by
the surrender of their charter.|
||47. Copy of the above.|
||48. Ralph Ewens to Geo. Calvert. Is making a particular of the
bailiwick of Spalding; thinks the bailiff of Hampton-in-Arden a fit
man for it. Sends particulars for Prince's Risborough bailiwick, the
patent to be in Rich. Edward's name. Annexed is,|
48. I. Memorandum of copyhold fines of Wharton, Spalding, &c.,
to the King, Queen, and Prince.
|49. [Lord Cecil] to R[alph] E[wens], Auditor of the Queen. To
send particulars of the stewardship of Bisley, co. Gloucester, with a
note to make out a grant of deputation to R. E., for the said stewardship and bailiwick, and the bailiwick of Spalding, &c. Annexed is,|
49. I. List of copyhold tenants in the manor of Bisley, with the
amount of their fines.
||50. [The Council ?] to [the Council of Scotland.] Assign several
rivers in Scotland to be worked by Bevis Bulmer, and the river
Winlock by Geo. Bowes, in search of gold and silver; in other parts of
Scotland they may search jointly and severally at pleasure.|
|51. Sir Ant. Mildmay to Lord Cecil. He knows no fit man for the
deputy stewardship of the manor of Yaxley, co. Huntingdon.|
|52. Sir Gervase Clifton to the Same. Begs for certain stewardships
in the West Country; has only that of Brampton, co. Huntingdon.|
|53. Sir Wm. Waad to the Same. Supposes Sir Rob. Mansell must
be in Norfolk. Conveyance of the prisoners to Winchester. Finds
Sir W. Raleigh greatly altered.|
||Grant to Walter Neale, and his heirs, of the advowson of the church
of Newton Ferrers. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 11.]|
Grant to Wm. Parker Lord Monteagle, and his heirs, of the reversion
of the lordship and manor of Martock, co. Somerset, and the rent of
137£. 9s. [Ibid., p. 11.]
|54. Lord Cecil to Mr. Mynterne. To send him the names of the
bailiffs, &c. of the manors in the Queen's jointure. Incloses,|
54. I. List of the manors of the jointure, with their several values.
|55. The King to Lord Sheffield, President of the Council in the
North. To muster the Trained Bands, in order to see all defects in
the arms supplied. Recommends Edmund Nicholson to provide them.
55. I. Attested estimate of the value of Nicholson's arms:-32s.
for the foot soldier; 3£. 10s. for the light horse; 5£. for the
lancers. May 14, 1602.
|56. Confirmation of a grant, made Oct. 22, to Wm. Duck, Hugh
Miller, and George and Edw. Stone, footmen to the late Queen, of
annuities of 50£. each.|
|57. Sir Mich. Stanhope to Lord Cecil. Desires to have a stewardship patent made out to him jointly with Mr. Shaw. Complains of
Mr. Hitcham's obtaining the deputy stewardship on false representations. Incloses,|
57. I. Rob. Hitcham to Sir Michael Stanhope; the manor of Walton-
cum-Trembly is part of Her Majesty's jointure: and Lord
Cecil, as High Steward of all her Courts, has appointed
him (Mr. Hitcham) his deputy. Ipswich, Oct. 25. [See
|58. Sir Edw. Coke to Sir Mich. Stanhope. He may be deputy
steward with Shaw if he likes. Thanks him for his handsome servant.|
||59. Sir Mich. Stanhope to Cecil. In behalf of Wm. Scrutton, unjustly accused by R. Hitcham of misconduct in his office as bailiff of
Walton-cum-Trembly. Is going to Austerley.|
||60. Lord Cecil to the Deputy Stewards of Walton-cum-Trembly.
For the bearer, Wm. Scrutton, late bailiff there, to collect his arrears.|
|Proclamation against unlawful conveying of goods between England
and Scotland. [Proc. Bk., p. 55.]|
||Grant to Sir John Trevor of the office of keeper of the house and
park of Oatlands, co. Surrey, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 19.]|
||61. Henry Sherfield to George Calvert. Private business with Sir
John Thynne and Mr. Godolphin.|
|62. Sir Thos. Bennett. Lord Mayor of London, to Cecil. Requests
direction about Denis O'Roughan, an Irish priest, whom he had imprisoned. Incloses,|
62. I. Deposition of Thos. Pickhaver against O'Roughan, who had
assaulted him with a sword stick. Nov. 3.
62. II. Deposition of Henry Marsh and William Hall, both of
London, as to the capture of O'Roughan, his pretended
prophecies, &c. Nov. 3.
62. III. Confession of "Sir Denis Roughan, prieste," of sins against
his sacred profession, &c.
|63. Edm. Poley to Cecil. Has kept the manor court of Hitcham,
Suffolk, as steward. The office is claimed by Rob. Hitcham. Asks
|64. Ant. Forest to the Same. Requests to be one of his deputies
for the town of Yaxley, co. Hunts. His neighbour, Sir Oliver Cromwell, will certify his sufficiency.|
||65. Genealogical account of the descendants of John Robinson, with
requests in behalf of Rich. Farmer, his heir, to obtain his pardon for
certain offences, for which he offers a portion of six manors, viz.,
of Crockerne and five others, to the Earl of Devon. Indorsed [by
Cecil] "Fras. Kemp, Wm. Bray, Wm. Slymond."|
||66. Examinations of Wm. Peters, of Scumfrith, Monmouthshire,
Wm. Braye, of Camborne, Cornwall, and William Slymond, of Hol-
combe-Rogus, Devon, apprehended on suspicion of being Catholics.|
|67. Thos. Alabaster to Lord Cecil. Report that Spain will not
make peace with England, unless Flushing, Rammekens, and the Brill
are delivered up. His own opinion is that peace with Spain will not
be beneficial, unless it guarantee freedom of conscience, liberty of
trade, and the safety of the Low Countries.|
||Grant to Chris. Hunt of the office of Receiver General of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 19.]|
||Grant to Thos. Lord Buckhurst and Sir Geo. Hume, of the
reversion of Launde priory, co. Leicester. [Ibid., p. 11.]|
||68. Geo. Wilson to Geo. Calvert. Account of fees of the stewardships of certain manors, co. Somerset, in the Queen's jointure.|
|69. Thos. Alabaster to Lord Cecil. Sends copy of a French proclamation in retaliation of the Spanish edict, levying 30 per cent. on
certain merchandise. [See Sept. 24.]|
|70. Warrant to pay 100 marks per ann. to Rob. Walker, for keeping
16 couple of buckhounds; 3£. 12s. per month for keeping a horse;
also to Rich. Brasse, Yeoman of the Privy Buckhounds, 2s. per diem
||71. Copy of the above.|
Docquet of part of the above. [Docquet, Sept. 30.]
|72. Sir Benj. Ticheborne to Cecil. Sends a letter found in Lord
|73. Same to the Council. Has received into custody Geo.
Brooke, Sir W. Raleigh, Sir Griffin Markham, Sir Edw. Parham,
Brookesby, Copley, Watson, and Clerke, with each of them a keeper
and servants to attend them.|
|Nov. 14. ?
||74. Wm. Atkinson to Cecil. Asks a warrant to search papists'
houses in Salisbury, as many priests have assembled there to go to
Winchester against Watson's arraignment. He nearly lost his life at
York in apprehending two villains who meant violence to Cecil.|
|75. Sir Allan Percy to D. Carleton. Will not fail to be at Court
when my Lord [Northumberland] shall appoint. Is going into
|76. Sir Wm. Waad to Cecil. Safe arrival of the prisoners at
Winchester. Fury of the mob in London against Raleigh.|
|77. Lord Cobham to the Earl of Nottingham, and others. Earnestly entreats to speak with them; will tell the whole truth.|
||Grant to Edw. Lord Kinloss, and his heirs, of the lordship of
East Witton, and others, co. York, part of the lands of the Earl of
Lenox. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 18.]|
|78. Rich. Kidder to John Hare. Wishes to be continued in the
office held by his father, now deceased, as collector of rents at Lewes,
||79. List of 25 knights and gentlemen of the jury for the trial of
the prisoners concerned in Watson's conspiracy.|
|Nov. 15 ?
||80. Sir Edw. Coke's notes for drawing up the case for the prosecution against Cobham, Grey, Raleigh, Brooke, &c.|
|Nov. 15 ?
||81. Articles for Lord Grey's defence. [In his own hand.]|
||Grant to Wm. Fitzwilliam, of pardon for his father's debt. [Ind.
Wt. Bk., p. 19.]|
||Grant to Fras. Browne of the office of Chief Registrar of Ecclesiastical Causes in the province of York, for life. [Ibid., p. 19.]|
|Nov. 17 ?
||82. Speech penned for the Lord Cobham's use at his trial. [Noted
by Cobham "My man's folish and vain speech."]|
||83. Detailed report of the trial of Sir Walter Raleigh.|
|84. Geo. Brooke to Lord Cecil. Implores his compassion and
mercy, by the memory of her whom Cecil yet loves. [His deceased
wife, Elizabeth, sister of Lord Cobham and George Brooke.]|
|Nov. 18 ?
||85. Earl of Northumberland to the King. The offenders tried and
convicted. Recommends mercy as well as justice. His cousin [Thos.]
Percy, who could not before "look the King in the face by owl-light,"
would now be glad to see him by daylight.|
|86. Thos. Alabaster to Lord Cecil. In favour of the East India Company's deputies, sent for to Court to buy the King's pepper. Ships
fitted out in France to take all Spanish ships westward of the Canary
Islands. Rupture threatened between France and Spain. The King
of Denmark protects Hamburgh. The Emperor fears his election as
King of the Romans. The Hollanders are sending ships to the East
Indies, against the Portuguese. The Constable of Castile is coming
over, and Count Aremberg returning.|
||Grant to Rob. Kingswell of the office of keeper of Freemantle park,
co. Hants, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 18.]|
||Lease, in reversion, to Edward Lord Stourton, of the manor of
Rothwell. [Ibid., p. 17.]|
||87. Instructions for the Commissioners for sale of manors, prebends, rectories, tithes, &c., in fee-farm.|
||88. Thomas Docwra to Lord Cecil. Requests the office of Deputy Steward of the manor of Hitchin, Herts, jointly with
|89. Ant. Copley to the Same. Implores his influence with His
Majesty for mercy.|
|Nov. 22 ?
||90. Lord Cobham to the King. Prays forgiveness and mercy.
Denies the horrible speech imputed to him. With a note entreating
the mediation of the Council.|
||91. Confession of Lord Cobham. Raleigh's plots to bring in
Spanish troops; to become a spy and pensioner of Spain, &c. Count
Aremberg innocent of treason.|
||Grant, with survivorship, to Sir Edw. Gorges, and Theobald and
Rob. Gorges, of power to make all writs of subpona. [Ind. Wt. Bk.,
|92. Bishop Matthew to Lord Cecil. Thanks for his favour to
Hen. Sanderson. State of the Papists in his diocese; their petitions, &c. Answers divers letters. Eulogizes the King. Incloses,|
92. I. Petition from the recusants to the King, for relief from
|Warrant to pay to Sir Francis Godolphin, Captain of the Scilly
Isles, certain sums for the charges of the garrison there. [Warrt.
Bk. II., p. 19.]|
|93. Lord Cecil to the Steward of the manor of Shiltington, co.
Bedford. Directs him to enrol all leases within the said manor
with Ralph Ewens, her Majesty's Auditor.|
||Grant to Thos. Lord Scrope of the bailiwick of Richmond Castle,
in Yorkshire, and Middenham, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 19.]|
|Grant, with survivorship, to Edw. Kendall and John Bendbo, of the
office of Remembrancer of First Fruits in the Exchequer. Latin.
[Warrt. Bk. I., p. 179.]|
|Grant to James Craig, in reversion after Robert Tyas, and Bevis
Thelwall, of the Clerkship of the Wardrobe. Latin. [Ibid., p. 178.]|
|94. Rob. Hitcham to George Calvert. Approves Mr. Smith as
surety for Mr. Roo on the account of his bailiwick.|
|95. Geo. Lacock to Ralph Ewens. In behalf of Ralph Law to be
continued in his place of gaoler, at Nottingham, instead of Edw.
Birch, formerly discharged.|
||Grant to Sir Edw. Blount, and Jos. Earth, and heirs, of the
lordships of Kinsey Lacey, co. Dorset. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 11.]|
|Nov. 28 ?
||96. Lord Grey to the King. Is prepared to die, and entreats that
his house may not be stained with treason. Never intended injury
to the King.|
|Nov. 28 ?
||97. Lord Grey to Lord Cecil. Takes his last farewell of the King.
Desires to know speedily the time of his death, and that the bearer
may have private access to him.|
||98. John Parsons to the Same. Was tenant to Lord Grey, but
transferred his estate to Wm. Andrews, who has not paid the rent.|
||99. The King to the Lord President of Wales. Has regranted to
Thos. Stephens the office of Yeoman of the Wardrobe, &c., in the
Marches of Wales, of which he was deprived by an unjust judgment.|