James I: Volume 6
January-March, 1604

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Mary Anne Everett Green (editor)

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1857

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64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90

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'James I: Volume 6: January-March, 1604', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610 (1857), pp. 64-90. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14991 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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JANUARY-MARCH, 1604.

Jan. 1. Grant to [Sir] Rog. Aston, and his heirs, of the manor of Sowerby, co. York. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 8.]
Jan. 3. 1. Report made to the Earl of Bath, about the sojourn abroad of Sir Rob. Bassett, by his servants Rich. Bellew and Nath. Austin.
Jan. 4. Grant to Sir Geo. Hume, in fee-farm, of Berwick Castle, with sundry lands and fisheries belonging to it, and two windmills. [Docquet, Jan. 4 and Jan. 10. See March 14.]
Jan. 4. Grant to Sir Wm. Waad, in fee-farm, of manors, lands, &c. of the Duchy of Lancaster, value 60£. per ann. [Docquet.]
Jan. 4. Licence to John Leveson, son of Sir John Leveson, to travel for four years. [Docquet.]
Jan. 4. Warrant for Neils Nelson, Groom of the Coaches, for liveries. [Docquet.]
Jan. 4. Warrant to deliver to John Gibb, John and Geo. Murray, and John Achmouty, Grooms of the Privy Chamber, their yearly liveries. [Docquet.]
Jan. 4. Letter to the French King in behalf of Robt. Flecton and Geo. Bond, owners of a ship taken by a French man-of-war. [Docquet.]
Jan. 4. Warrant to Sir John Leveson, Sir Thos. Walsingham, and Miles Rainsford, to demand all rents and debts due to Lord Cobham attainted, and to issue the same upon warrant of the Council. [Docquet.]
Jan. 4. 2. The King to Sir Hen. Seckford, Keeper of the Privy Purse to the late Queen. To discharge from the monies remaining in his hands, bills to the locksmith, coffer-maker, and other artificers of the late Queen, and to pay over the balance to Sir George Hume, now Keeper of the Privy Purse.
Jan. 4. Docquet of the above.
Jan. 5. Letter to the Mayor of Coventry for a lease in reversion for Dr. Wilkes, of the farm of Coundon. [Docquet.]
Jan. 5. Warrant to allow to John Whynyard and John his son, Keepers of the Privy Lodgings and Wardrobe of Hampton Court, the customary fees and wages. [Docquet.]
Jan. 6. Grant to the Earl of Devon of the office of Captain of the Town, Isle, and Castle of Portsmouth. [Docquet.]
Jan. 6. Grant to Lord Henry Howard of the office of Constable of Dover Castle, and Warden of the Cinque Ports. [Docquet.]
Jan. 6. Grant to Sir Benjn. Berry of pension of 10s. per diem. [Docquet.]
Jan. 6. Grant to Dr. Oliver Lloyd of a prebend in Windsor. [Docquet.]
Jan. 6. Grant to John Banks and Robert Moore, of the office of making the King's coaches, close cars, &c. [Docquet.]
Jan. 7. Lease, in reversion, to Sir Wm. Fitzwilliams, of lands of the Duchy of Lancaster, value 50£. per ann. [Docquet.]
Jan. 8. 3. Certificate of Sir Thos. Knyvet and others, officers of the Mint, that the pure silver contained in the Irish shilling, made A.D. 1600, is worth 3d.
Jan. 8. 4. Copy of the above. Printed.
Jan. [9.] 5. Orders to be observed and enforced by Capt. Wm. Bowyer in the new establishment at Berwick, in reference to the conduct of himself and the soldiers, and their submission to the jurisdiction of the Mayor of Berwick.
Jan. 9. 6. Copy of the above, with a slight omission.
Jan. 9. Warrant to Sir Roger Askew, late Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, to deliver to Lady Markham all the goods remaining in his hands of Sir Griffin Markham, attainted. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Grant to John Braig, on surrender of John Payne, of the keeping of the King's stables at Reading. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Grant to Richard Thorne of a drummer's place. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Warrant for the same for his yearly livery. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Grant to Evan Browne of pardon for burglary. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Letter to the Lord Mayor, &c. of London, to dispense with Sir Thomas Hayes, lately chosen Alderman, for all city offices, upon a reasonable fine. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Warrant to deliver to Sir Roger Aston, Gentleman of the Bedchamber, two suits of apparel. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Warrant to deliver feather beds, bolsters, tapestry, &c. for better furnishing the King's wardrobes. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Grant, in reversion, to Richard Budd, of one of the seven auditorships of the Exchequer. [Docquet.]
Jan. 10. Warrant to pay full wages to Thos. Powis, Page of the Cellar, and Nich. Calon, Groom of the Almonry. [Docquet.]
Jan. 11. Grant to Sir Hen. Guildford of the office of Keeper of Bagshot Park, co. Berks, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 4.]
Jan. 11. Licence to Gilb. Lee to export 2,000 calf, sheep, and lamb skins. [Ibid., p. 31.]
Jan. 11.
Hampton Court.
Proclamation concerning the choice of Knights and Burgesses for Parliament. [Proc. Bk., p. 57.]
Jan. 12. Grant to Thos. Hutchinson of the goods of Robert and Cath. Dent, convicted of felony. [Ind., Wt. Bk., p. 31.]
Jan. 12.
Hampton Court.
7. The King to Sir George Hume and others. To make an inventory of his Majesty's jewels, transferred by Mary Ratcliffe to the Countess of Suffolk.
Jan. 12. Docquet of the above.
Jan. ? 8. The inventory of jewels, with their value specified.
Jan. 12. Warrant to pay to Sir Geo. Hume 1,000£., to be issued at the King's directions. [Docquet.]
Jan. 12. Grant to Wm. Philips of a Poor Knight's place at Windsor. [Docquet.]
Jan. 12. Grant to John Grimesdich, in reversion after Bristow Pigeon, of the keeping of the King's Wardrobe in the Tower, and of the garden there, for life. [Docquet.]
Jan. 12. Warrant to the Receiver of the Court of Wards to deliver 10,000£. yearly to the Cofferer of the Household, towards the expenses of the same. [Docquet.]
Jan. 12. Warrant to pay to Sir Thos. Vavasour 1,000£., in discharge of composition for the butlerage of the Port of London. [Docquet, Jan. 12, and Feb. 23.]
Jan. 12. Warrant to Sir Thomas Knyvet, to demand all rents and debts due to George Brooke, attainted, and to issue the same upon warrant of the Council. [Docquet.]
[Jan. 12.] 9. Warrant for payment of the expenses incurred on the removals of the Queen, as subscribed by the Lord Chamberlain of the Household, and by her Lord Chamberlain or Vice-chamberlain. Imperfect.
Jan. 12. Warrant to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay certain bills and charges for the removals of the Queen, and for messages from the Prince to the Court. [Docquet.]
Jan. 12. Warrants to deliver to Patrick Maull, Page of the Bedchamber, John Streat and Abraham Avelyn, Children of the Leash, Nicholas Lanyer, and Piers Guy, Musicians of the Flutes, stuff for their liveries. [Docquet.]
Jan. 12. Grant to Richard Hampton, the King's mole-taker, on surrender of Wm. Thorneback, of a pension of 4d. per diem, and 20s. per ann. for his livery. [Docquet.]
Jan. 12. Annuity to Henry Sanderson, and Samuel, his son, of 200£. [Docquet.]
Jan. 12. 10. The King to the Archbishop of Canterbury. To grant licence to [John Bridges] Dean of Salisbury, elected Bishop of Oxford, to hold his former livings in conjunction with his Bishoprick, on account of the smallness of the profits of that see.
Jan. 12. Docquet of the above.
Jan. 12. 11. The King to Capt. Wm. Bowyer and John Crane. The former is to be Captain of the fort, and of 100 soldiers of the new establishment at Berwick; to publish the orders for the said establishment, and to admit pensioners into the 100, to fill it up on the death of any soldier. The latter is to surrender to Bowyer the which he formerly held, as Comptroller.
Jan. 12. 12. The Same to the Lord Treasurer. Sends him in writing the new establishment at Berwick, and orders that all future payments there shall be made conformable thereto. Incloses,
12. I. List of the officers, soldiers, &c., forming the new garrison at Berwick, or retiring on halfpay, with amount of salaries, &c. Jan.
Jan. Docquet of the above. [Docquet, Jan. 15.]
Jan. 12 ? 13. Additional instructions to Capt. Bowyer, in reference to the regulation of the new establishment at Berwick; with note that he is to be made a Justice of the Peace, for their better execution.
Jan. 12 ? 14. Note of increase of salary to the Same, in regard of his extraordinary charges; with memoranda of the total expense of the garrison.
[Jan. 12.] 15. Names of the Bishops and Ministers appointed for the Conference, the 12th of January.
Jan. 14.
Hampton Court.
16. "Notes of certain poyntes appoynted by the Kinge's Majestie to be reformed [in the ordinances of the Church:] Done at the Conference, holden at Hampton Court, the 14th of January, 1603."
Jan. 14. 17. Copy of the above.
Jan. 18. Memorial of matters to be considered of by the Council and Bishops, concerning an order to be taken in some ecclesiastical causes; with names of Commissioners for divers points, and also for the Borders, Wales, and Ireland.
Jan. 19. 20. Duplicates of the above.
Jan. 15. Grant to Edward Earl of Worcester, of the office of Master of the Horse, for life. [Grant Bk., p. 2.]
Jan. 15. Licence to Peter Vanlore, to export 15,000 cloths, duty free, within 10 years. [Docquet.]
Jan. 15.
Hampton Court.
21. Dud. Carleton to John Chamberlain. Plays and private theatricals at Court. Ambassadors' disputes about precedence. Treaty on foot for peace with Spain. Clergy in consultation on Church matters. Garter King at Arms deposed for insolent behaviour. Coiners taken. [Sir John] Peyton disgraced for entertaining intelligence between Cobham and Raleigh. Sir Francis Vere demands the absolute command of the English troops in Holland. Attempt of the Savoyards to surprise the town of Geneva, &c., &c.
Jan. 16. 22. J. Gower to Thos. Hayes. To deal with Mr. Churchill about the stewardship of King's Norton, and to inform Lord Cecil of the improper conduct of Ralph Taylor and [Edw.] Field. Mr. Izod declares that Taylor shall not have the office. [See Jan. 31.]
Jan. 17.
Sodington.
23. Geo. Blount to Lord Cecil. Particulars of securities taken of lessees of the Bailiffs of the Queen's manors, co. Lincoln.
Jan. 18. 24. The King to the President &c., of Magdalen College, Oxford. To elect Rich. Caple, a Demy of that house, to the next vacant fellowship.
Jan. 18. Docquet of the above.
Jan. 18. 25. "A briefe note of such matters as were agreed on by the King's Majestie, his Lords of the Councell, and his Clergie, to be reformed in the government of the Church."
Jan. 18. 26. Copy of the above.
Jan. 18.
Hampton Court.
27. Royal approbation of the Articles of Religion, drawn up by the Conference of Divines at Hampton Court.
Jan. 18. 28. The King to the Provost, &c., of Eton College. To appoint -- Alden, Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, formerly scholar at Eton, to the next vacant place there.
Jan. 18. Grant to the Earl of Pembroke of the stewardship of the Duchy of Cornwall, and wardenship of the Stannaries in Devon and Cornwall. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Assignment of a lease to Sir Roger Aston, granted to the King by the Bp. of Winchester, of the manors of Henley and Bentley, co. Hants. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Grant to John Gordon, a Scotchman, of denization. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Grant to the Earl of Pembroke, Lord Cecil, and others, of incorporation by the name of Governor, Assistants, and Society of London, for Mineral and Battery Works. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Grant to Wm. Reade and Rob. Tunstead of pensions of 100£. each per ann. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Warrant to pay to Bevis Bulmer 200£. imprest, to be employed about the gold mines in Scotland. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Grant to the Same and his sureties of protection for a year. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Warrant to pay to Sir Benjamin Ticheborne, late Sheriff of Hants, certain charges for prisoners in Winchester Castle, &c. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Pardon to Sir Pexall Brocas for riots, forgery, &c. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Grant, with survivorship, to Sir Patrick Murray, and Prudence his wife, of a pension of 300£., and 300£. as the King's gift. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Warrant to deliver to Bernard Lindsay, Groom of the Bedchamber, stuff for his winter apparel. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Warrant dormant to pay to the 50 ordinary Yeomen of the Guard, newly established, their monthly wages. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Warrant to deliver to John Danson velvet for garding the livery of the 50 Yeomen. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Warrant to pay to John Powell, the King's fletcher, 13£. 6s. 8d., for 50 sheaves of arrows for the 50 Yeomen. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Warrant to deliver to Robt. Seale, clerk of the cheque, 50 bows, 50 gilt halberts, and 50 javelins for the 50 Yeomen. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Warrant to deliver to John Danson black velvet for garding 183 coats for the Guard, Warders of the Tower, and others. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Warrant to pay to Robt. Seale 55£. for red cloth for the 50 Yeomen's summer liveries. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Warrant to pay to John Parre 26£. 8s. 4d. for embroidering coats for the 50 Yeomen, with roses and crowns. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Warrant to deliver to Giles Simpson 527£. 14s. 11d. for spangles for liveries for the Guard, and others. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Royal assent for Dr. Bridges, late Dean of Salisbury, elected Bishop of Oxford. [Docquet.]
Jan. 18. Warrant to pay to Charles Forty, Robt. Jamyson, John Fall, and John Kilboy, footmen to the Prince, 30£. per ann. each. [Docquet.]
Jan. 19.
Bothall.
29. Sir Edw. Talbot to Lord Cecil. Solicits a lease of Pontefract park.
Jan. 20. Commission to the Lord Treasurer, and others, to dispose of the goods taken in the late Carrack, and of certain pepper taken by Sir Robert Mansel; Sir Wm. Ryder to be Treasurer. [Docquet.]
Jan. 20. Discharge to Sir Thos. Knyvet for chests of jewels, &c. delivered over to Peter Vanlore. [Docquet.]
Jan. 20. Grant to Wm. Segar, late Norroy, of the office of Garter King at Arms. [Docquet.]
Jan. 20. Grant to Sir John Pooley of a pension of 100£. per ann., for life. [Docquet.]
Jan. 20. Grant to John Crane, late Comptroller of the garrison at Berwick, of a pension of 70£. per ann., for life. [Docquet.]
Jan. 20. Warrant to pay to Rich. Carmarthen, Surveyor of the Customs, the usual allowance of 200£. per ann. [Docquet.]
Jan. 20. Presentation for Dr. John Weston to the rectory of Stoke-upon- Trent. [Docquet.]
Jan. 20. Grant to Lawrence Trotter of the office of Palister of the Parks of Raby, Durham. [Docquet.]
Jan. 21. 30. Note of jewels and other things belonging to the Crown, now remaining in the hands of Charles Earl of Nottingham.
Jan. 22. 31. The King to the Lord Chancellor. To determine this term a cause depending in the Court of Chancery between Lady North and her tenants of South Elmham.
Jan. 23. Docquet of the above.
Jan. 23. 32. Lease demised by Jas. Randolph, owner of a tenement called the Bull Head, in Fleet Street, to John Burneby, married to Margaret Read, lessee thereof, of a wainscotted chamber therein, hitherto reserved by Randolph to his own use.
Jan. 23. 33. Extract from the will of Sir John Hart, relative to a legacy left to the parish of St. Swithin, London ; 8s. a year to be paid to the preacher of a sermon on Christ's passion on Good Friday, and the rest given to poor widows.
Jan. 23. Letter to the Dean of Windsor, to elect Ant. Harrison, Gentleman of the King's Chapel, to a Petty Canonry there, void by death of Wm. Barnes. [Docquet.]
Jan. 23. Grant to Geo. Williams of an alms-room in Worcester. [Docquet.]
Jan. 26. Grant to Thos. Earl Suffolk of release of the jewels in the custody of his wife. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 31.]
Jan. 26. Grant to Sir Thos. Knyvet of the release of the jewels in his custody. [Ibid., p. 31.]
Jan. 27. Grant to Fras. Morris of the bailiwick of Eynesford and Forhome, co. Norfolk, for life. [Ibid., p. 9.]
Jan. 28. Grant to the Earl of Mar and his heirs, in fee-farm, of the manors of Haringay and Sevinghampton, cos. Middlesex and Somerset. [Docquet.]
Jan. 28. Grant to the Same, in fee-simple, of manors, &c. of the Duchy of Lancaster, value 33£. 2s. per ann. [Docquet.]
Jan. 28. Grant to Sir Thos. Somerset, in reversion after Richard Skipwith, of the office of Clerk of the Treasury in the Common Pleas, and Keeper of the Records there. [Docquet.]
Jan. 28. Grant of pardon to Wm. Terold, late of Eye, co. Suffolk, for certain offences. [Docquet.]
Jan. 28. Warrant to pay to [Michael Balfour] Lord Burly, sent by the King into Italy, 300£. towards his charges, and to give him means to take up money beyond seas. [Docquet.]
Jan. 28. Grant to Rich. St. George, late Windsor Herald, of the office of Norroy King at Arms. [Docquet.]
Jan. 28. Warrant to deliver to the same a coat of arms, embroidered upon velvet with fine Venice gold. [Docquet.]
Jan. 28. Grant to Sir Thos. Kirkpatrick of the surveyorship of the King's lands in the Duchy of Lancaster, for the North parts. [Docquet.]
Jan. 28. Grant to Geo. Strode and John Thorne of appointments as Queen's footmen, in place of Robt. Muncrieff and Arch. Colburne. [Docquet.]
Jan. 28. Licence to Henry Franklin to travel beyond seas for 3 years. [Docquet.]
Jan. 28. Warrant for grant to Sam. Kirkpatrick of 400£., out of debts due to the late Queen, by Rook Green and Walter Norton, recusants. [Docquet. Jan. 28 and Feb. 24.]
Jan. 29. 34. Warrant to the Lord Chancellor to issue writs for the meeting of Parliament, on the 19th of March ensuing.
Jan. 30.
Hampton Court.
35. Sir George Hume to Sir Thos. Lake. To make out a grant to Patrick Hume of the office of Keeper of the Privy Harriers, in conformity to his grant already made under the Privy Seal; with a commission for taking up such hounds and greyhounds as his office shall require.
Docquet of the above grant. [Docquet, April 6.]
Jan. 30. Grant to Sir Ric. Preston, in reversion after Sir Thos. Wilsford, of the keepership of Camber Castle, co. Sussex. [Docquet.]
Jan. 30. Grant to Wm. Robinson of a prebend at Westminster. [Docquet.]
Jan. 30. Grant to Fras. Bernard, in reversion after Wm. Worlington, of the office of Gentleman Porter of the Tower. [Docquet.]
Jan. 30. Grant to John Blagrave of the office of Ranger in the forest of Dean, co. Gloucester, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 18.]
Jan. 30. Grant in reversion to John Starkey of the office of bailiff of -- in London and Middlesex, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 7.]
Jan. 31. Grant in fee-farm to John Earl Mar, of lands, &c. in Shedworth, co. Gloucester. [Ibid., p. 8.]
Jan. 31. Grant to Rob. Stafford, in fee-farm, of the manor of Little Thurrock and others, co. Essex. [Ibid., p. 6.]
Jan. 31. Warrant to issue to Sir Marmaduke Darell 2,000£. for charges of lords and ladies attending the Queen from Edinburgh; and 389£. 10s. 2½d. due to some of the King's servants. [Docquet.]
Jan. 31. Grant to Sir David Fowlies, in fee-farm, of the manors of Greenhow and Templehurst, co. York. [Docquet.]
Jan. 31. Grant to Rich. Hunt of a prebend in Canterbury. [Docquet.]
Jan. 31. Grant to Sir Rich. Browne, Clerk of the Green Cloth, of 2,000£. out of certain forfeitures. [Docquet.]
Jan. 31. Grant to Sir Rob. Melvill of 4,000£., in discharge of 2,000£. due to him, and for his services. [Docquet.]
Jan. 31. Grant to Edw. Kirkham, Alex. Hawkins, Thos. Kendall, and Robt. Payne, of licence to train up children, to be called the "Children of the Revels to the Queen," and to exercise them in playing, within the Blackfriars, in London, or elsewhere; all plays to be allowed by Sam. Danyell. [Docquet.]
Jan. 31.
Colmores.
36. J. Gower to Edw. Bushell. Further particulars of the conduct of Field and Taylor, as to the stewardship of King's Norton. [See Jan. 16 and Feb. 21.]
Jan. 31.
London.
37. Ortelio Renzo to Gio. Ant. Frederico. Full account of the conspiracies of Watson, and of Cobham and Raleigh. Details of their trials, with a letter from Raleigh to the King, pleading for mercy. Particulars of the conferences on religion. Foreign Ambassadors, especially that of Poland, plead for the Catholics. Extract from the King of Poland's letter to King James. The Pope sends tokens to the Queen. Contents of Sir Ant. Standen's letter to Parsons, [see Dec. 17, 1603], which was intercepted in Paris by Sir Thos. Parry. Standen sent to the Tower. Dealings with Papists. Masques at Court. The Spanish Ambassador mobbed, &c. [Indorsed, "L~es intercepted." And in Cecil's hand. "L~es "written by Phelippes, and suggested by him to be counterfeited."]
Jan. 31.
Hampton Court.
38. [Lord Cecil?] to [Sir Thos. Lake ?]. To draw out a grant to Sir Hen. Carey, Master of the Jewel House, of the manor of Minster, Isle of Thanet.
Jan. ? 39. Petition of the poor seamen of Faversham to Lord Hen. Howard, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, that they may be not charged with certain unjust duties for freight.
Jan. ? 40. Precedents and arguments in a suit between the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, and Mr. Heardon, proprietor of the manor of Folkstone, relative to the right of wreck of sea there.
Jan. ? 41. Copy of the above. Annexed are,
41. I. "Remembrances for Mr. Packnam," on the same subject.
41. II. Depositions of W. Jenkins, and others, of Folkstone, 17 Aug. 1602, as to the right of wreck.
42. Statement addressed to Lord [Cecil] of the evils arising from the repeal of the border laws, with measures for their suppression.
43. Statement [by the Earl of Cumberland, Guardian of the Borders,] of the condition of the country since his arrival. Its lawlessness renders essential the presence of a Lieutenant, the clanship of the Scots making it dangerous for any one to inform against the others, without stronger protection than that of Justices of the Peace.
Jan. ? 44. Seditious words spoken by Sir Edw. Chute.
Jan. ? 45. Opinion whether it is essential that the words "Supremum Caput Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ" be inserted in the writ of summons for Parliament.
Jan. ? 46. Substance of the doctrine of the Church of England, relative to the King's supremacy.
Jan. ? 47. Copy of the above.
Jan. ? 48. Lord Cecil to Thos. Docwra and Wm. Plomer, Deputy Stewards of Hitchin. Wishes them to hold a Manor Court before Lady-day, to preserve order, and to prevent disturbance of the Deputy Bailiffs in their office.
Jan. ? 49. Thos. Docwra and Wm. Plomer to Lord Cecil. They held a court at Christmas, and therefore think it needless to have another so soon. Recommend Mr. Chapman, who has a patent from the King for the bailiwick. [See March 27.]
Feb. 1.
Record Office, Tower.
50. Peter Proby to the Same. Sends notes from the Tower records relative to the Queens of England. Had thought of suing for the balliwick of Yaxley, but hears Nicholas Geffe asks for it.
Feb. [2.]
Hampton Court.
The King to the Lord Mayor, &c. of London. To excuse for a time the repayment of 60,000£. lent by the City to the late Queen. [Warrt. Bk., I., p. 95.]
Feb. 2. Docquet of the above.
Feb. 2. Presentation of Sam. Finch to the vicarage of Croydon. [Docquet.]
Feb. 2. Grant to Wm. Beeston of advowson of the vicarage of Lewisham, co. Kent. [Docquet.]
Feb. 2. Licence to Rob. Barker, in reversion after John Norton, to print all books in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, Trimelius' Latin Bible, and all charts and maps. [Docquet.]
Feb. 4. 51. Commission to the Duke of Lenox, Lord Buckhurst, Earls of Nottingham, Suffolk, and Worcester, and Lord Henry Howard, or any three of them, to exercise the office of Earl Marshal, during the vacancy, and especially to prevent persons of low birth assuming the armorial bearings of the nobility.
Feb. 4.
Hampton Court.
Warrant to deliver to Wm. Segar, Garter, a robe of crimson satin, &c. [Docquet, Feb. 5.]
Feb. 4.
Hampton Court.
Warrant for the livery of Gavin Hume, Groom of the Robes [Docquet, Feb. 5.]
Feb. 5.
Hampton Court.
Grant in reversion to Hen. Cole, of a Gunner's place in the Tower. [Docquet.]
Feb. 5.
Hampton Court.
Grant to Matthew Barber of the keeping and governorship of St. Stephen's Hospital, Norwich. [Docquet.]
Feb. 5.
Hampton Court.
Commission to the Lord Chamberlain, Lord Cecil, Sir John Stanhope, and Sir Geo. Hume, to make an inventory of all robes or apparel left by the King's progenitors. [Docquet.]
Feb. 5.
Hampton Court.
Grant to Rich. Daston, of the office of Justice in cos. Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan, and in the town of Haverfordwest, formerly granted to Sir James Leigh. [Docquet.]
Feb. 5.
Hampton Court.
Commission for Sir Hen. Seckford, Master of the Toils, and others, to take up things necessary for repair, &c. of the Toils. [Docquet.]
Feb. 5.
Hampton Court.
Grant to John Seringius, Chaplain to the Queen, of pension of 80£. per ann. [Docquet.]
Feb. 5.
Hampton Court.
Grant to Thos. Twisden of advowson of a prebend in Canterbury, to present Thomas Jackson. [Docquet.]
Feb. 5.
Hampton Court.
Warrant to the Lord Chancellor to dispense with Sir William Selby's continual personal attendance, in his office of Sheriff of Northumberland; or else that Nicholas Foster, the present Sheriff, may continue in that office. [Warrt. Bk., I., p. 97.]
Feb. 5. Docquet of the above.
Feb. 5.
Hampton Court.
Warrant to pay to And. Robinson and Geo. Baron, footmen of Lady Anne Hay and Lady Drummond, attending on the Queen, 10£. each per quarter. [Docquet, Feb. 6.]
Feb. 5. 52. Warrant for payment of such sums as are authorized by six of the Council, for the expenses of the Prince, against the King's entry into London.
Feb. Docquet of the above. Feb. 6, Hampton Court. [Docquet, Feb. 7.]
Feb. 6. Warrant to the Court of Wards, to pass a decree for mitigating a former instalment of Mr. Goring's debt, and to assure the said debt to the King. [Docquet.]
Feb. 6.
Hampton Court.
Letter to the Sheriff of Norfolk, to apprehend Robert Weir for a murder in Scotland, and send him up to the Privy Council. [Docquet.]
Feb. 6. Grant to Richard Connock to conduct all business appertaining to the Prince's revenue. [Docquet.]
Feb. 7. Discharge for Lady Catherine Howard, now Countess of Suffolk, for all jewels, &c. received by her since 8th June last, and for the Earl of Suffolk. [Docquet.]
Feb. 7. 53. Warrant to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to draw out a grant in fee-farm, for the Earl of Cumberland, of Nichol forest, Cumberland, part of the honour of Dunstaburgh, with the fishing in the Esk.
Feb. 7. Docquet of the above.
Feb. 7. Grant to Sir Phil. Kighley, Teller of the Exchequer, of the receivership of the first fruits and tenths of the Clergy, for life. [Docquet, Feb. 7, and March 24.]
Feb. 7. Grant to Sir Geo. Hume and his heirs, in fee-farm, of the manor of Whitchurch, co. Oxford. [Docquet.]
Feb. 7. Similar grant to the same of the manor of Hartington, co. Derby, and of Higham-Ferrers Park, cos. Northampton and Bedford, part of the Duchy of Lancaster. [Docquet.]
Feb. 7. Grant, with survivorship, to Wm. Hogan, Anne his wife, and Charles their son, of the keepership of the Little Gardens, &c. at Hampton Court. [Docquet.]
Feb. 7. Confirmation to Nich. Pigeon, Robt. Cranmer, and Robt. Seymer, of their offices in the Jewel House. [Docquet.]
Feb. 7. Grant to Hen. Barret, of Eysey, co. Wilts, of pardon for manslaughter. [Docquet.]
Feb. 7.
Hampton Court.
Warrant to Wm. Segar, Garter King-at-Arms, to publish the degradation of the late Lord Cobham. [Docquet.]
Feb. 7. Grant to Jehu Webb of the mastership of the King's tennis plays at Westminster, &c. [Docquet.]
Feb. 7. Warrant to pay to Sir Jas. Ramsay 300£., and to Sir Geo. Elphinstone 500£., as the King's free gifts. [Docquet.]
Feb. 7. Grant to John Levingston, equerry of the Queen's stable, of a pension of 100£. per annum for life. [Docquet.]
Feb. 7.
Hampton Court.
Grant to David Evans of an almsroom at Rochester. [Docquet.]
Feb. 7. Warrant to Sir John Fortescue, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, to make commissions for the survey of certain lands on the Borders, and to draw a grant of them to the Earl of Cumberland and his heirs. [Docquet.]
Feb. 7. Warrant to pay certain sums to Geo. Bowes, appointed to work for minerals in Winlock Water, Scotland. [Docquet.]
Feb. 8.
Hampton Court.
Licence to Sir Anth. Shirley to remain beyond seas; recommending him to foreign Courts. [Docquet.]
Feb. 8.
Hampton Court.
Grant to Sir Hen. Bromley, in fee-farm, of lands of the Duchy of Lancaster, value 100 marks per ann. [Docquet.]
Feb. 8. Grant to the heirs of the late Sir Rob. Constable of pardon, and discharge of debts due by him to the late Queen. [Docquet.]
Feb. 8. Letter to the Bishop of Durham to confirm the grant of the castle and lands of Norham to Sir Geo. Hume, and of certain fisheries in the Tweed to Sir Thomas Leighton. [Docquet.]
Feb. 8. Letter to the Dean, &c., of Durham, to confirm the above grant to Sir Geo. Hume. [Docquet.]
Feb. 8. Grant to Nich. Clements of the Bailiwick of Barsettlow, &c., cos. Notts, Derby, and York. [Docquet.]
Feb. 8. Grant to John Shelbury and Robt. Smith of such goods, debts, &c., reverting to the Crown by attainder of Sir Walter Raleigh, as are not already paid into the Exchequer. [Docquet.]
Feb. 10. Grant to Sir Guildford Slingsby of the office of Comptroller of the Navy, for life. [Ind. Bk. p. 15.]
Feb. 10. The King to the Judges. Orders them to determine a long pending suit between John Cage and Rich. Peacock. [Warrt. Bk. I., p. 10.]
Docquet of the above. [Docquet, April 29.]
Feb. 11. Grant to Walter Gore, in reversion after Gregory Riggs, of the Captaincy of the Block House at West Tilbury, co. Essex. [Docquet.]
Feb. 11.
Westminster.
Warrant for Sir Hen. Cock, Cofferer of the Household, Sir Barth. Fowks and Sir Rich. Brown, Clerks of the Green Cloth, to pay to Sir Jas. Sandilands, Gentleman Usher of the Privy Chamber, 30£. per annum for life. [Docquet.]
Feb. ? 54. [Sir Thos. Lake] to [Lord Cecil.] Sir Benjamin Ticheborne, Keeper of Winchester Castle, has offered to provide a lodging for the King in the Castle, whenever he pleases to resort there, on condition of having the Keepership entailed upon himself and his heirs male, or of holding the castle in fee-farm. His Majesty wishes Cecil's opinion thereon.
Feb. 11. Grant to Sir Benjamin and Sir Richard Ticheborne of the keepership of the castle of Winchester, and an annuity, with survivorship, of 100£. during pleasure. [Docquet]
Feb. 11. Discharge to the Earl of Nottingham for jewels committed to him by the late Queen, and now brought to Hampton Court by Sir Tho. Knyvet. [Docquet.]
Feb. 12. 55. Notes relative to the armorial bearings to which James I. was entitled.
Feb. 12.
Whiteparish.
56. E. Reynoldes to Owen, Reynoldes. Money matters. Requests him to get him a house "in Aldersgate Street, or such like open place."
Feb. 12.
London.
57. Thos. Alabaster to Lord Cecil. It is reported that Spain will not grant the terms of free trade, and exemption from the Inquisition and from the impost of 30 per cent. exacted by England. His Lordship is said to be their main supporter. The French King forbids trade with Spain or Flanders.
Feb. 13. 58. Memoranda of jewels; also of gold delivered at the Tower. Two papers.
Feb. 14. 59. Sir Mich. Stanhope to [Geo.] Calvert. Sends him his old and new patent; prays that the latter may be perfected.
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
Grant to Sir Edw. Carrell, John Holland, and others, in fee- simple, of manors in Shelfhanger, Banham, and Boyland, co. Norfolk, parcel of the possessions of the late Duke of Norfolk, conveyed to the King by the Earl of Suffolk. [Docquet.]
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
Re-grant to the Earl of Suffolk and his heirs, with exceptions, of certain possessions of the late Duke of Norfolk and Earl of Arundel; recites a former grant by Queen Elizabeth. [Docquet.]
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
Grant to Rich. Locksmith and Robt. Bulleyn, in fee-farm, of manors, &c. in Flitcham, co. Norfolk, possessions of the late Duke of Norfolk, and sold away by the Earl of Suffolk. [Docquet.]
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
Grant to the Earl of Suffolk and Lord Hen. Howard, and their heirs, of the honor, &c. of Clun, with necessary additions for strengthening a former grant. [Docquet.]
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
Licence to Lord Gerrard, and all others claiming interest in the honor of Clun, co. Salop, to convey the same to the Earl of Suffolk and Lord Hen. Howard, and their heirs. [Docquet.]
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
Licence to the East India Company to transport out of the realm, foreign coin, to the value of 1,200£. for their intended second voyage to the East Indies. [Docquet.]
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
Grant to Sir Richard Cox, in reversion after Thos. Dick, of the portership of the outer gate of Windsor Castle, and keeping of the armoury there. [Docquet.]
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
Grant to Patrick Galloway of a pension of 200£. per ann., and to Wm. Chalmer of 80£. per ann., on resignation of their former pensions. [Docquet.]
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
Grant to John Belley of pardon for life only, for robbery [Docquet.]
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
Lease to Mary Moore of messuages in London, not named; with a proviso as to its determination. [Docquet.]
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
Grant to Walter Alexander, Gentleman Usher to the Prince, of the keeping of Folly John Park, in Windsor Forest. [Docquet.]
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
Grant, in reversion, to Dr. Hen. Cæsar, alias Adelmare, of a prebend in Westminster. [Docquet.]
Feb. 15. Grant to Robt. Woodcock of the office of seventh footman to the Queen, in place of John Glen. [Warrt. Bk., I., p. 101.]
Feb. Docquet of the above. [Docquet, Feb. 23.]
Feb. 17. Grant to Sir John Drummond of the keeping of the Park of Shenston, co. Stafford, void by death of the Countess of War- wick. [Docquet.]
Feb. 18.
Westminster.
60. Writ of Summons to Parliament for Wm. Baron Knollys of Grays.
Feb. 19.
Westminster.
Commission to Lord Compton of the Lieutenancy of co. Warwick city and co. Coventry. [Docquet.]
Feb. 19.
Westminster.
Commission to the Lord Treasurer, Lord Admiral, and Earl of Northumberland of Lieutenancy of Sussex and the city of Chichester; Robt. Sackville, Sir Thos. Palmer, Sir Walter Covert, Sir Nicholas Parker, and Thos. Pelham to be their Deputy-Lieu- tenants. [Docquet.]
Feb. 19. Grant to Edm. Lassells, in reversion after Thos. Scudamore, of the receivership of Yorkshire, and the city of York; of Kingston- upon-Hull, and of the Archdeaconry of Richmond. [Docquet, Feb. 8 and Feb. 19.]
Feb. 19.
Westminster.
Grant to Thos. Oglethorp of an alms-room in Chester. [Docquet.]
Feb. 19. Licence, with survivorship, to John Payne and his son Henry to keep the New Inn, Gloucester, to have a sign-post in the street, and to keep a tennis court and bowling alley. [Docquet.]
Feb. 19.
Westminster.
Grant to the Earl of Cumberland and his heirs of Nichol Forest, co. Cumberland, and the manors of Arthuret, Lyddall, and Radlington, with the fishing in the Esk. [Docquet. See Feb. 7.]
Feb. 19.
Westminster.
Warrant to the Receiver, &c. of the Duchy of Lancaster, to pay 7,000£. per ann. to the Cofferer of the Household. [Docquet.]
Feb. 19.
Court at Whitehall.
61. The Council to Sir Robert Wrothe and others. To forward the erection of bridges between Hackney and Hoddesdon, over the river Lee, for the convenience of the King when hawking.
Feb. 19.
Court at Whitehall.
62. [Lord Cecil] to the late bailiffs of Spalding, Pinchbeck, &c. To deliver up the rentals, &c., to Edm. and Leonard Bury, his deputy bailiffs.
Feb ? 63. Tho. Browne to Lord Cecil. Begs confirmation of the baili- wick of Pinchbeck, &c. granted him by the late Lord Burleigh.
Feb ? 64. Same to Same. Hears he has granted to another the bailiwick of Pinchbeck; urges his prior right to it.
Feb. 19. 65. The King to [Grey Bruges, Lord Chandos]. Understands that his daughter has incurred his dipleasure by marrying Sir John Kennedy; begs that he will deal kindly with her for the sake of His Majesty's regard for Sir John. [See 1609, Sept. 4 and Sept. 30.]
Feb. 20. 66. Warrant to pay 100£. per ann. to Sir John Croke, appointed by Sir George Hume his deputy, in the office of Chancellor and Under-treasurer of the Exchequer.
Feb. Docquet of the above. [Docquet, Feb. 23.]
Feb. 20. Grant to Augustine Earl and his heirs, of the manor of Kingsey, co. Notts. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 14.]
Feb. ? 67. "Declaration of the difference of the custom and impost between Venetians and Englishmen, as well for kersies and tin as for currants."
Feb. ? 68. [Rich. Stapers ?] one of the Levant Co. to [Cecil ?]. Project how the Levant Company may be established without monopoly, by the introduction of any merchants, on payment of 25£. entrance money to the Company, &c.
Feb. ? 69. Statement by the Levant Company of the condition of their trade during the late reign, and of the ruin threatening them by its being open to all, whilst the expense of ambassadors, &c. is borne by themselves alone.
Feb. 20 70. Suggestions for fresh regulations of the Levant trade; that a company be formed open to all merchants, on certain payments for purchasing the property of the late company, and for payments to ambassadors, consuls, &c. resident at the ports.
Feb. ? 71 Observations against the project for exacting entrance money for the Levant trade, and in favour of throwing it open to all.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Sir Rich. Weston, Jas. Jobson, and five others, keepers of the King's red deer in Windsor Forest, an annuity of 20£. each during pleasure. [Docquet, Feb. 23.]
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Geo. Hume, keeper of the King's waggons, 20d. per diem, for charges and allowances for the privy buckhounds. [Docquet, Feb. 21.]
Feb 20. Letter to Matthew Hutton, Archbishop of York, of leave of absence from Parliament. [Docquet, Feb. 21.]
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
Grant to Sir John Ramsay and Sir James Sandilands of all the goods, &c. of the late Sir George Rodney, forfeited for suicide. [Docquet, Feb. 21.]
Feb. ? 72. Pedigree of Sir John Wentworth.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
Licence to Sir John Wentworth to travel for three years. [Docquet, Feb. 21.]
Feb. 21.
Whitehall.
73. [Lord Cecil] to [Edw. Field.] Removes him from the stewardship of King's Norton, for ill conduct; the same being granted, pro tem., to John Izod and Ant. Langston.
Feb. 21. Warrant for impresting 2,000£. to Sir Geo. Hume, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for provisions, &c., against the King's entry into London. [Docquet.]
Feb. 21. Warrant to pay to Peter Vanlore, 11,477£., the remainder due for a jewel bought of him by the King. [Docquet.]
Feb. 21. Grant of the accustomed reward of 5s. per ton for building five new ships, amounting to 1,415 crowns. [Docquet.]
Feb. 21. Grant to Wm. Weston of the office of Apothecary to the Prince. [Docquet.]
Feb. 21. Pardon for 22 persons condemned for various offences. [Docquet.]
Feb. 21. Grant to Wm. Lord Howard of Effingham, in reversion after his father, the Earl of Nottingham, of the keeping of Hampton Court, and stewardship of the manors, lands, parks, gardens, &c. [Docquet.]
Feb. 21. Grant to Sam. Thompson, Portcullis, of the office of Windsor Herald, vacant by promotion of Richard St. George, as Norroy. [Docquet.]
Feb. 21. Warrant to the Exchequer, to give a discharge to Robt. Taylor for 2,000£. upon payment thereof, and to pay that sum in instalments, on good security, to Sir Roger Aston. [Docquet.]
Feb. 22.
Whiteparish.
74. E. Reynoldes to Owen Reynoldes. Private affairs. Directions as to receiving rents. Is sorry his own election as a burgess of Weymouth is doubtful, &c. [See Feb. 28 and March 2.]
Feb. 22.
Westminster.
Proclamation commanding all Jesuits, seminaries, and other priests to depart the realm. [Proc. Bk., p. 61.]
Feb. 75. Draft of part of the above. [Indorsed, Feb. 21.]
Feb. 22.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to John Carse, Walter Toderick, and Rich. Greene, Pages of the Bed Chamber, 30£. per ann., to be divided among them. [Docquet, Feb. 23.]
Feb. 22.
Westminster.
Grant to John Prescott, of Burscough, Thos. Astley, and Evans Lea, all of co. Lancaster, of pardon for burglary. [Docquet, Feb. 23.]
Feb. 22. 76. Petition of Jane, wife of John Danyel, to the King, for restoration of her children's lands, unjustly detained for payment of the remainder of a fine of 3,000£. due from her husband to the Crown. With reference to the Court of Exchequer, as being thoroughly acquainted with the case; and order for the suppliant to be admitted to sue "in forma pauperis."
Feb. 23. Grant to Steph. and John Riddlesden of the office of Clerk of the Ordnance throughout England, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 9.]
Feb. 23. Warrant to pay the customary allowance of 200£. per ann., to Richard Carmarthen, Surveyor of the Port of London, in place of his father, deceased. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23. Grant to Sir Rich. Weston of protection for three months. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23. Grant to Jas. Clapham, a Scotchman, and his heirs, of denization. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23.
Westminster.
Re-grant to Sir John Leveson and Sir Thos. Walsingham of the receivership of rents, &c., due at Michaelmas last to Henry late Lord Cobham. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23.
Westminster.
Re-grant to Sir Thos. Knyvet to receive rents, &c., due to Geo. Brooke, attainted. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23.
Westminster.
Grant to John Ripley of a Gunner's place in the Tower. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23.
Westminster.
Grant to Roger Clesby of an alms-room at Carlisle. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23.
Westminster.
Licence to Lord Harrington to be absent from Parliament, on account of his charge of the Princess. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23. Grant, with survivorship, to Emanuel and Jeremy Alley of the water bailiwick of Dover. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23.
Westminster.
Grant to Thos. Harries, junior, in fee-simple, of lands of the Duchy of Lancaster, value 50 marks per ann. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23.
Westminster.
Warrant to deliver to John Gwillin, alias Portsmouth, poursuivant extraordinary, a coat of the King's Arms. [Docquet.]
Feb. [23.] Grant to Sir Jas. Mervin of the mastership of the game of swans in the Thames and other waters, except co. Lancaster ; also of the bailiwick of Whittlesey mere, and keeping of the swans there, and in cos. Huntingdon, Cambridge, Lincoln, and Northampton, for life, with reversion to Thos. Knowles. [Docquet, Feb., undated.]
Feb. 23. Grant to Thos. Knowles, in reversion after Sir Jas. Mervin, of the mastership of the game of swans. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23. Grant of pardon to eight persons, condemned and reprieved in the late Queen's time. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23. Warrant to pay to Sir Geo. Hume, Keeper of the Privy Purse, 400£. to be disbursed by the King's direction. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23. Grant to Fras. Tate, of a justiceship in cos. Glamorgan, Brecknock, and Radnor. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23. Grant, with survivorship, to Sir Geo. Trenchard and Wm. Bamfield of the office of Captain or Keeper of Sandsfoot castle, co. Dorset. [Docquet.]
Feb. 23. Grant to Sir Thos. Darnell, in reversion after Roger Rant, of the receivership of the county and city of Lincoln. [Docquet, Feb. 23, and Feb. undated.]
Feb. 23. Grant to Petro Antoine Bourdin, a Frenchman, of an annuity of 360£. per ann. during pleasure. [Docquet.]
Feb. 24. Grant to John Lions, on surrender of Wm. Clopton, of the receivership of Northumberland, Bishopric of Durham, Archdeaconry of Richmond, and the towns of Richmond and Berwick. [Docquet. Feb 24, and Feb. undated.]
Feb. 24. Grant to Dr. Hammond of the office of Physician to the King and the Prince, for life. [Docquet.]
Feb. 24. Grant to Thos. Spencer, Wm. Atkinson, and their heirs, in reversion after the heirs of Sir Wm. Compton, of lands and manors, co. Wilts. [Docquet.]
Feb. 24.
Westminster.
The King to the Provost of Eton. For John Chamber to enjoy his fellowship there, together with his prebend at Windsor. [Warrt. Bk. I., p. 96.]
Feb. Docquet of the above. [Docquet, Feb. 25.]
Feb. 24. 77. Note of the jewels remaining in the hands of John Spilman.
Feb. 24. 78. Memorandum of old "gold received to be used in the works." Indorsed is a note of jewels received 22nd Aug. 1605.
Feb. 25.
Westminster.
The King to the Lord Treasurer. Not to sell nor alienate any portion of a park, forest, or chace, near any of the royal residences. [Warrt. Bk. I., p. 96.]
Feb. 25. Docquet of the above.
Feb. 25 Like letter to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Docquet.]
Feb. 25.
Westminster.
Warrant to deliver to Sam. Thompson, Windsor Herald, an embroidered coat of the King's Arms. [Docquet.]
Feb. 25. Assignment to Dudley Carleton of a writing by the Bishop of Durham, of his lands in North Allerton and elsewhere, for 80 years. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 3.]
Feb. 25. Grant to Charles Earl Devonshire of the lordship of Rye, with others, in Gloucestershire. [Ibid., p 32.]
Feb. 25.
Westminster.
The King to the Warden of All Saints College, Oxford. Recommends Francis Mills for the reversion of a lease of lands, now held by Tho. Watts. [Warrt. Bk. I., p. 104.]
Feb. 25. Docquet of the above.
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
Grant to John Thomas of an alms-room in Christ Church, Oxford. [Docquet, Feb. 27.]
Feb. 27. Grant to Wm. Lord Compton, and Spencer his son, of the keeping of Olney Park, co. Bucks. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant to the town of Clyve, alias King's Cliff, co. Northampton, of a weekly market and yearly fair. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant, in reversion, to Dr. Roger Dodd of a prebend in Windsor. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant to Rich. Atherton of pardon for burglary. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant to John Syme of a Warder's place in the Tower. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant to Richard Bonithon of the comptrollership of the Coinage of the Stannary, in Cornwall and Devon. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant to John Streat, in reversion after Thomas Barrett, of the place of a "Child of the Leash." [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant to Richard Barton of pardon for robbery. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant to Walter Alexander, a Scotchman, and his heirs, of denization. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Warrant to the Exchequer to order Charles Anthony, Engraver of the Mint, &c., to engrave a great seal of silver, a signet of gold, and a council seal of silver, for the Queen; also to pay for the same. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant to Sir Uriah Leigh, Lord of the manor of Prestbury, co. Chester, and his heirs, of a weekly market and two yearly fairs. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant to Edw. Carn, upon surrender of Sir Herbert Croft, of the receivership of cos. Glamorgan, Monmouth, Radnor, Brecknock, Carmarthen, Cardigan, and Pembroke, and the town of Haverford- west. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant to the Earl of Devonshire and his heirs, in fee-farm, of certain manors, value 129£. 1s. 8d. per ann. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant to Roger Powell of a Gunner's place in the Tower [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant to Thos. Knight, poursuivant, of the office of Chester Herald void by death of Jas. Thomas. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant to the Earl of Devonshire, in fee-simple, of certain manors, &c. of the Duchy of Lancaster, value 47£. 18s. 6d. per ann., with reservation to the King of 5£. per ann. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27.
Weston.
Letter to the Wardens, &c., of the Company of Fishmongers, for Gilbert Penven and Elizabeth his wife to have a new lease of two tenements in London. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant to Geo. Williams of an alms-room in Winchester. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Grant, in reversion, to Hen. and Thos. Jones of the right of making all writs of diem clausit extremum, and all other processes issuing out of the Court of Wards and Liveries. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27.
Westminster.
Lease, in reversion, to Joseph Mayne, of Creslow pastures, co. Bucks; with allowances for hedging, ditching, &c. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Warrant to deliver to Sir Richard Coningsby, Gentleman Usher of the Parliament, 16 pieces of saye, &c., for furnishing the Parliament Chamber. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27.
Westminster.
Licences to Lord Sandys and to the Earl of Bath to be absent from the Parliament. [Docquet.]
Feb. ? 79. Statement by the tinners, of the injuries caused to them and to the patentees for preemption of tin, by the suspension of the patent, at the suggestions of the two Glovers and of the Pewterers' Company; and request for relief, by a loan to themselves, and a prohibition to export tin, till the patentees have sold the quantity remaining on their hands.
Feb. 27.
Westminster.
80. The King to Lord Cecil. To issue letters of Privy Seal to sundry persons named, requiring loans of specified sums of money to meet a necessary imprest for the tinners; with form of the Privy Seal.
Feb. 27. Docquet of the above. [Marked "voyde."]
Feb. 28. 81. Copy of the above form of Privy Seal.
Feb. 28.
Whiteparish.
82. E. Reynoldes to Owen Reynoldes. His reasons for declining a burgess's seat in Parliament for Weymouth. [See Feb. 22.]
Feb. 28. Lease, in reversion, to Sir Wm. Fitzwilliams of lands of the Duchy of Lancaster, value 51£. 5s. 2½d. per ann. [Docquet.]
Feb. 28. Commission for Hen. Middleton and Chris. Colthurst to be Governor and Lieutenant-general, in a merchant voyage to the East Indies. [Docquet.]
Feb. 28. Presentation of John Owen to the parsonage of Aberfraw, co. Anglesea. [Docquet.]
Feb. 28. Presentation of Dr. Thos. Beacon to the parsonage of Topesfield, dioc. London, void by resignation of Dr. Wm. Smith. [Docquet.]
Feb. 28.
Westminster.
Licence to John Stowe, decayed citizen of London, for "the collecting of men's benevolence." [Docquet.]
Feb. 28.
Weston.
Letter to the Provost, &c., of King's College, Cambridge, for Sir Jas. Hay to have a lease of the parsonage of Helpeston, co. North- ampton. [Docquet.]
Feb. 28.
Westminster.
Letter to Dr. Jegon, Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, to pre-elect Benj. Stone for the next vacant fellowship. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29.
Lambeth.
83. Bishop Bancroft to Sir Thos. Lake. Sends the heads of a proclamation to be issued, for publishing the Book of Common Prayer, as lately explained. [See 5 March.]
Feb ? 84. Petition of Henry Pratt to Lord Cecil. To be admitted to the fellowship in Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, vacant by the resignation of [Edw.] Burton.
Feb. 29. The King to the Warden of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. To elect Hen. Pratt, fellow of Joyce Frankland's foundation, to the fellowship void by resignation of Edw. Burton. [Warrt. Bk. I., p. 104.]
Feb. 29. Warrant to Sir Fras. Godolphin, Receiver-general of the Duchy of Cornwall, to expend all moneys lent to His Majesty by the city of London, with 6,000£. of Duchy revenues, in the purchase of tin, for relief of the tinners of Devon and Cornwall, and to repay the loans with interest within six months, either in specie or in tin. [Ibid., p. 105.]
Feb. 29. Docquet of the above. [See Feb. 27.]
Feb. 29.
Westminster.
Warrant to the Lord Treasurer to allow Sir Fras. Godolphin 6,000£. upon his accounts, for the purchase of tin. [Warrt. Bk. I., p. 105.]
Feb. 29. Docquet of the above.
[Feb. 29.] Warrant to pay to Sir Thomas Knyvet the customary yearly charges for keeping the palace of Westminster. [Warrt. Bk. I., p. 103.]
Feb. 29. Docquet of the above.
Feb. 29. Lease, in reversion, to Hen. Fleetwood of the manor of Munden Hall, co. Essex, of the Duchy of Lancaster. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29. Grant, with survivorship, to John Mattingley and Clement Chapman, of the office of Chief Joiner of all the Prince's buildings and of Joiner in the Tower of London. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29. Grant to the town of Evesham of new incorporation. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29. Grant to Martin May, late yeoman farrier, of pension of 2d. per diem for life. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29. Presentation for John Chaunt to the vicarage of Kenton, dioc. Exeter. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29. Warrant dormant to John Jefferson, the King's Bowyer, for his yearly livery. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29. Grant to Roger Wrightson, Robt. Dobson, Marmaduke Smallwood, and Ric. More, of pardon for burglary. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29. Grant, with survivorship, to Rich. Bolt and John Jefferson, of the office of Bowyer to the King, and of keeping the bows in the Tower. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29. Grant to Hen. Knollys of the clerkship of the spicery to the Prince. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to James Hudson, Groom of the Privy Chamber, 20£. per ann. for life. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29.
Westminster.
Warrant to provide the same with his yearly livery. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29.
Westminster.
Letter to the Lord Chancellor and others to call before them Geo. Shirley and other creditors of Sir Robt. Chester and Henry Tokefield, to arrange the payment of Tokefield's debts, undertaken by Sir Robt. Chester. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29.
Westminster.
Warrant to allow to Humph. May, Groom of the Privy Chamber, stuff for his yearly livery. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29. Warrant to pay to the same 20£. per ann. for life. [Docquet.]
Feb. 29. Warrant to the Earl of Devonshire, Master of the Ordnance, to deliver to Robert Seale 240 gilt halberts, 210 bows or bow staves, and 50 gilt javelins, for the Yeomen of the Chamber and Warders of the Tower. [Docquet.]
Feb 29. Grant to Hen. Butler, Fras. Cartwright, and Geo. Gorse, and their heirs, of such remainder in the manors of Over Padley, Nether Padley, and other places, cos. Stafford and Derby, as may accrue to the King by the attainder of Nicholas Fitzherbert. [Docquet.]
Feb. Grant to Henry Lambert, of a Yeoman Warder's place in the Tower. [Docquet, Feb., undated.]
March 2.
Whiteparish.
85. E. Reynoldes to Owen Reynoldes. Has reconsidered the matter, and will accept a burgess's place if elected; reasons for altering his opinion.
March 4. 86. Warrant to pay to Thos. Scudamore, Receiver of Yorkshire, of 2,514£., advanced by him for repayment of a debt from the King to the Lord Mayor of York, and for wages of horsemen on the Borders.
March 5.
Westminster.
87. Grant to Lord Cecil of the office of Keeper of the King's Game, in cos. Herts, Essex, and Middlesex, adjacent to the river Lee.
March 5. 88. Duplicate of the above.
March 5.
Westminster.
Proclamation for the authorization and uniformity of the Book of Common Prayer, to be used throughout the realm. [Proc. Bk., p. 64.]
March ? 89. Lord Cecil to Rich. Bancroft, Archbp. of Canterbury. The King wishes certain ministers, imprisoned for refusing subscription to some Christian ordinances, to be reasoned with, and to have a time of probation assigned.
March 7. Grant, in fee-farm, to Sir Edw. Coke, Attorney General, of the manor of Fulmodeston. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 10.]
March 8. Lease to Rowland White, Postmaster of the Court, of lands, &c. in Kegworth, called Dragwell Rents, the Hermitage Rent, &c., co. Leicester, and of the hamlet of Pengogo in Kemitmayne, co. Carnarvon. [Docquet.]
March 8. Licence to John Talbot to be absent from church, on paying 20£. per month. [Grant Bk., p. 25.]
March 8. 90. Lord Treasurer Buckhurst to Sir Thos. Lake. Recommends that the lease granted to [Rob.] Bannister, an honest and skilful servant of His Majesty, be detained in the King's hands for security, till the mortgage money to the City of London, to which the land belongs, be paid off, which will not be for 12 months. [See March 14.]
March 8. 91. Warrant to advance to the Earl of Murray, about to return to Scotland, 1,000£. on his grant of 2,000£. from the lands of [Wm.] Shelley, of Essex, attamted in the late reign.
March 9. Grant to Sir Thos. Hesketh and his heirs, of mills in Yorkshire, value 12£. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 15.]
March 9. 92. The King to the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. Requires them to grant to John Fleet, alias Walsgrove, King's Attorney for the Marches of Wales, the reversion of a lease about to expire, of Monk orchard and other lands, settled on the Dean and Chapter by Henry VIII., reserving only the same rent as before paid.
March 10.
Whitehall.
93. The same to Sir Edw. Coke, Attorney General. To draw out a pardon for Barth Brookesby, attainted of treason, and grants of his lands in cos. Leicester, Hertford, Norfolk, and in London, to persons nominated by Brookesby, or in his behalf.
March 12. 94. "The Seminaries' Supplication." A remonstrance of the Popish seminary priests against their persecutions. Found pinned upon Wigan Cross.
March 12. 95. Copy of the above.
March 12.
Whiteparish.
96. E. Reynoldes to Owen Reynoldes. Feels disgraced in being defeated in the election for Weymouth. Private Affairs.
March 14. Re-grant to Sir Geo. Hume, in fee-farm, of the castle of Berwick- upon-Tweed, &c. [See 4 Jan. 1604. Docquet.]
March 14. Grant to Sir Wm. Kingswell of pardon for misdemeanours. and remission of a fine of 500£., imposed by the Star Chamber. [Docquet.]
March 14. Restitution to Dr. John Bridges, Bp. of Oxford, of the Temporalties of the see. [Docquet.]
March 14. Grant to Sir Hugh Losse of pardon for a burglary in the house of Sir Wm. Cornwallis. [Docquet.]
March 14. Grant to John Bowyer, gent., of London, and Richard Taverner, gent., of Grays Inn, of pardon for the like offence. [Docquet.]
March 14. Warrant to deliver to Giles Simpson 151£. 2s. for gold and silver for spangles, for the coats of six footmen of the Prince of Wales. [Docquet.]
March 14.
Tower.
Warrant to pay John Gibb, George and John Murray, and John Achmouty, Grooms of the Chamber, annuities of 20£. each. [Docquet. Mar. 14 and May 16.]
March 14. Lease to Rob. Bannister, Clerk Comptroller of the King's House, of messuages and corn mills in Kegworth, cos. Leicester and Nottingham. [Docquet.]
March 15. 97. "The true order of His Majesty's proceeding through London, on Thursday the 15th March."
March 17.
Sherborne.
98. Justice Ant. Forest to Lord Cecil. To grant the bailiwick of Yaxley to Wm. Carryer, the late bailiff, instead of to [Peter] Proby; and to support Yaxley market, which the men of Peterborough try to overthrow.
March ? 99. Note of acts to be considered of against next Parliament.
March 19. 100. List of members of the House of Commons, summoned to Parliament.
[March 19.] 101. Proceedings of the Commons on electing Sir Edw. Phelips Speaker.
March 19. 102. Warrant to the keepers of the Marshalsea and Fleet Prisons, to redeliver to the Lieutenant of the Tower, certain prisoners who were transferred for a time to their custody.
March 19. 103. Warrant to the Lieutenant of the Tower, under directions from six of the Council, to repair to the above prisons, and convey certain prisoners back to the Tower.
March 19. 104. The King to the Lord Treasurer. The Earl of Cumberland, pleading a grant from the late Queen for custom on all exports of undressed cloths, opposes the King's licences to Sir Phil. Herbert, and Sir Jas. Hay, and to Peter Vanlore, to export 30,000 cloths duty free. He is to have a modified duty thereon, his loss to be deducted from the rent paid for his license, and they are to export 500 cloths per ann. additional, in compensation for payment of this duty.
March 20. 105. Accounts of Dud. Carleton, Comptroller of the Household of Henry Earl of Northumberland, since 11th September 1603.
March 20. Grant to Hen. Fox, and his heirs, of lands, co. Surrey, value 18£. 3s. 4d. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 5.]
March 20. Grant to Tho. Meysey and Tho. Purcell, during the lives of Ma. Meysey and Wm. Blounden, of the tolls and customs in Knighton, co. Radnor. [Ibid., p. 10.]
March 21. Grant to Tho. Cornwallis and John Pitts, of lands, &c., co. Surrey. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 5.]
March 22. Grant to Sir Roger Aston and Edm. Shaw, of the manor of Havington, co. Wilts. [Ibid., p. 10.]
March 23. Grant to Wm. Dale and Rich. Archdale, in fee-farm, of the manor of Islingham, co. Kent, in consideration of the service of Sir Edw. Stafford. [Docquet. See 20th August, and 24th Sept.]
March 23. Grant to Rich. Cole of the place of Girdler to the King. [Docquet.]
March 23. Grant to John de Crites, a Fleming, of denization. [Docquet.]
March 23. Lease to Fras. Needham of the parsonage of Duffield, co. Derby, on condition of building a new house. [Docquet.]
March 23. Pension to Sir Rob. Carey of 100£. per ann. [Docquet.]
March 24. Grant to Sir Edw. Carey of the office of Receiver General in South Wales, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 38.]
March 24. Grant, in reversion, to Sir Hen. Sackfield of the office of Master Keeper of the Hunting Dogs. [Ibid, p. 38.]
March 25.
Court at Whitehall.
106. Lord Admiral Nottingham to Sir Thos. Lake. To fill up the blank in the Privy Seal of the pension granted to Capt. Thos. Button,-whose pension in Ireland was given away, on a rumour of his death in the Indies,-with 6s. 8d. per diem, that sum being considered a fair equivalent.
March 27.
Dorset House.
107. Lord Treasurer Dorset to Sir Wm. Ryder, and other officers of customs for the Port of London. Directions to execute punctually his orders for delivering in the certificates for foreign merchandize, and to prevent their being taken up by the custom-house officers.
March 27.
Puckeridge.
108. Thos. Docwra to Geo. Calvert. The report that he refused to keep a court is not true. He will send to Lord Cecil any claimants to the bailiwick.
March 30. Commission to the Earls of Southampton and Devonshire of lieutenancy, in the county and town of Southampton and city of Winchester. [Docquet.]
March 30. Grant, with survivorship, to Andrew Bright and Edm. Doubleday of the offices of distilling herbs and sweet waters at the palace of Whitehall, and of keeping the library there. [Docquet.]
March 30. Warrant to pay John Williams, one of the King's goldsmiths, certain sums for making and keeping His Majesty's plate, with an imprest of 200£. for bullion for the same. [Docquet.]
March 30. Grant to Sir Rich. Warburton, Gentleman Pensioner, in reversion after Edward Braddell, of the bailiwick of the lordships and manors of Rigby-Wray and Singleton, the clerkship of the County Palatine of Lancaster, and surveyorship of the woods beyond Trent, all of the duchy of Lancaster. [Docquet.]
March ? 109. Petition of the Cloth workers' Company to the House of Commons, against the export of undressed cloth by private patents, the use of "gigmills for rowing of cloth &c." Printed.
March. Orders for thorough posts and couriers riding, on the King's affairs. [Proc. Bk., p. 67.]
March. 110. The King to Sir Thos. Lake. To draw up the patent for Patrick Hume, Master of the Privy Harriers, and the rest in his office.
March.
Court at Whitehall.
111. Draft warrant to Sir John Fortescue, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, for a grant to Sir Roger Aston of the manors of Harrington Week, Wiltshire, and Snetsham, Norfolk, value 86£. 13s. 8d., in lieu of lands of the duchy, value 80£., as first granted. With note, that on account of the increased value, Sir John Fortescue requires the King's signature to this second grant.