James I: Volume 23
August-November, 1606

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'James I: Volume 23: August-November, 1606', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610 (1857), pp. 328-336. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=15008 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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August-November, 1606.

August 1. Grant to Ric. Gifford of the office of Ranger of Chute forest and others, co. Hants, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 52.]
August 1. Grant, in fee-farm, to Fras. Moore of the parsonage of Longney, co. Gloucester. [Ibid., p. 53.]
August 2. Grant, in reversion, to Rob. Christian of the office of Chief Register and Clerk of Process and Causes Ecclesiastical, for life. [Ibid., p. 53.]
August 3. Grant to Charles Brook of lands, co. Kent, parcel of the lands of Lord Cobham, attainted. [Ibid., p. 53.]
August 4. Grant, in fee-farm, to Wm. Vernon, of the parsonage of Wakefield and others, co. York. [Ibid., p. 53.]
August 5. Grant to Maurice Shepherd, John Tyler, and Rob. Thornton, of the arrears of a yearly rent of 80£. 18s. 4d., due from Lord Sheffield. [Ibid., p. 60.]
August 5.
London.
1. Ottaviano Lotti to Giovanni Florio. Wishes to know where he may purchase some fine English harriers.
August 7.
Edinburgh.
2. Council of Scotland to the King. The masters and shipowners think the flag ordered to be used by the subjects of both kingdoms, derogatory to Scotland, the cross of St. George being preserved whole, and drawn through the cross of St. Andrew. Beg an alteration therein, for which they send a pattern. [See April 12, ante.]
August 8.
Court at Nonsuch.
3. Wm. Lord Knollys, Cofferer of the Prince's Household, to the Clerks of the Signet. To draw a Privy Seal for 10,000£. for expenses of the Prince's house for the present year.
August 9.
Westminster.
4. Grant to Sampson Calvert, in reversion after John Powell, of the keeping of the game between Wandsworth Bridge and Merton Abbey, Surrey.
August 9. Lease, in reversion, to John Bond, of lands and tenements in Taunton, co. Somerset. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 53.]
August 9. License to the East India Company to transport spices in whole packs or sacks beyond the seas. [Grant Bk., p. 28.]
August 23. 5. The King to the Commissioners for Defective Titles. Disapproves the suit of Esme Stuart, Lord Aubigny, for a grant in fee- farm of Crown lands concealed, to be discovered by him; but requests that information be given him of profits derived from any concealed lands discovered by Lord Aubigny, to whom he will assign warrants for reward, at his pleasure.
August 13. 6. Deposition of Robert Betts, John Dunston, and John Winkley, of Sutton, co. Northampton, as to the refusal of Millicent Smith to pay tithe grass to Samuel Willingham.
August ? 7. Decree of Sir Rich. Swale in the cause of Millicent Smith v. Samuel Willingham, Rector of Water Newton, dioc. Lincoln, relating to the payment of tithes.
August 14.
[London.]
8. Dud. Carleton to the Earl of Northumberland. Begs that as the gates of Court are shut to all connected with his Lordship, he will make him one of his country farmers.
August 14.
Greenwich.
Warrant to pay certain arrears due to Abraham Jacob, on a contract for the provision of sweet wines for the King's Household. [Warrt. Bk., p. 49.]
August 14. Grant, in fee-farm, to Sir Thos. Gorges of the parsonage of Milford, co. Hants, &c. [Ind. Wt. Bk. p. 53.]
August 15. Grant, in reversion, to John Jackson of the clerkship of the Cheque of the Navy at Woolwich, for life. [Ibid., p. 53.]
August 18. Grant to Robt. Morgan of divers parsonages, co. Somerset, &c. [Ibid., p. 52.]
August 20.
[Tower.]
9. Earl of Northumberland to Dud. Carleton. Can bear his own misfortunes, because he is innocent, but regrets those of his dependants who suffer for his sake. Thinks the Court the best sphere for Carleton, but has no hope of ever helping him there. Objects to his turning clown. Will allow him a small pension, to keep him from sinking.
August 20.
London.
10. Dud. Carleton to John Chamberlain. Fears to accept offers from the Earl of Northumberland. Lord Northampton troubled that the King never sent to visit him in his illness, although he sent to Lord Salisbury, when he was only ill one day. Parting of the Kings of England and Denmark, and presents given. The Danish King curious in sight seeing, but does not love hunting. His good success, and the ill success of King James, at the tilt. Feasting on shipboard at Chatham. Sir George Carew spoken of to succeed as President of Wales, Lord Zouch being ill. The Earl of Tyrone remonstrates against a proposal to send a President and Council to Ulster. The King pleased with the revocation of Presbytery in Scotland. Foreign news. The Spanish Ambassador wishes Ball to be proceeded against. Lord Montague freed from the Tower, on payment of 200£. The King of Denmark declines to solicit for Lords Northumberland and Grey, and Sir Walter Raleigh. Fracas between the King of Denmark and Countess of Nottingham. The Archbishop of York displeased with the spoils of the see during the vacancy, and the Bishop of Durham with the gift of Durham house to the Duke of Lenox. Three Latin sermons at Court, &c.
August 20.
Brussels.
11. Lady Jane Lovell to Salisbury. Is prevented by the continual rains from going to the Spa. Is loyal to her Prince and country, but sometimes exercises her religion in frequenting Catholic places of worship.
August 23.
Farnham Castle.
Proclamation touching passengers, for granting licenses to women and children, under 21 years of age, to cross the seas. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 133.]
[Aug. 29.]
[Westminster.]
Commission to Hen. Billingsley and Sir Wm. Romney, and others, to administer the Oath of Allegiance to women and children passing the seas at the port of London, with similar commissions for other ports. [Grant Bk., p. 21.]
[Aug. 29.]
[Westminster.]
Commission to Lords Ellesmere and Dorset, and others, to compound for the remainder vested in the Crown of entailed estates, on failure of the entail. [Ibid., p. 27.]
[Aug. 29.]
[Westminster.]
Commission to Sir John Popham, Sir John Herbert, Sir Edw. Coke, and others, to examine what persons resident in the realm may be suspected of being seminary priests. [Ibid., p. 22.]
Aug. 30. Lease to Thos. Merry, of half the parsonage of Rothwell and manor of Digby, cos. Northampton and Lincoln. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 55.]
Sept. 4.
Tower Hill.
12. Sir Allan Percy to Dud. Carleton. The Earl of Northumberland will allow Carleton 36£. per ann., but can do nothing more for him. Objects to his match with the widow. Salisbury unwell, &c.
Sept. 6. Grant, in fee-farm, to Sir Arthur Gorges of the manor of Trefford, &c., co. Cornwall. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 58.]
Sept. 7. 13. Inventory of furniture, &c., [belonging to Lord Norris], at Chelsea House. [See also 17 Jan. 1609.]
Sept. 8.
Canterbury.
14. Alex. Fougli (?) to Giovanni Florio. Has received the letter translated, of which he approves. Apologises for troubling him, but desires him to add a given postscript to the letter. Italian.
Sept. 8. Grant to Jo. Starkey of the office of Bailiff of Sheep, &c., in London, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 58.]
Sept. 8. Grant to Tho. Emerson of the parsonage of Burham in Kent. [Ibid., p. 58.]
Sept. 12.
Rome.
15. Bull of Pope Paul V. prohibiting the English Catholics from taking the Oath of Allegiance, or resorting to the service of the Church of England, as enjoined in the late Act for Discovering and Repressing Recusants.
Sept. 12. 16, 17. Two copies of the above.
Sept. 13. 18. Will of Edward Strumwell, of Market Harborough, Leicester.
Sept. 13.
Hampton Court.
19. The King to the President, &c., of Corpus Christi, Oxford. In behalf of Rich. Dumper, for a renewal of his lease of the lands called Staveleys.
Sept. 15.
Tower Hill.
20. Sir Allan Percy to Dud. Carleton. Private affairs. Disputes with Lord Northumberland; Salisbury's health improves. The King is at Hampton Court, to receive a son of the Duke of Lorraine. Extents issued on the Earl of Northumberland's lands. The Countess of Northumberland pleads so hard for her husband, that Salisbury will not see her again. Sir Walter Cope much consulted. Whitelock's pension augmented.
Sept. 15. 21. Examinations of Eliz. Upcher, John Wakering, and others, of Kelden, co. Essex, on the speeches of Esdras, alias Thomas Simson, Vicar of Kelden, as to his connexion with Tirrel, who was privy to the Gunpowder Plot; his preaching popish doctrines, &c.
[Sept. 17.]
[Westminster.]
Commission to Rob. Earl of Salisbury and others, to find out all debts owing in the Court of Wards by recognizance, &c. [Grant Bk., p. 25.]
Sept. 20. Grant to Sir Fras. Clare of the office of Keeper of Henley Park, co. Worcester, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 58.]
[Sept. 21.]
[Westminster.]
Commission to Thos. Earl Dorset and others, to take the account of Sir Rob. Vernon. [Grant Bk., p. 25.]
Sept. 22. 22. Declaration of the payments in the office of Treasurer of the King's Chamber for one year; total, 20,193£. 4s. 0½d.
Sept. 23.
Hampton Court.
Proclamation for the adjournment of part of Michaelmas term. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 135.]
Sept. 24.
Dorset House.
23. Earl of Dorset to Salisbury. Concerning Irish accounts, and money received from Sir Ric. Smith for sale and pre-emption of tin.
[Sept. 24.]
[Westminster.]
Commission to Lord Chancellor Ellesmere, Earl Dorset, and others, to compound with any person for undervaluation of lands. [Grant Bk., p. 21.]
[Sept. 24.]
[Westminster.]
Commission to Chancellor Ellesmere, Earl Dorset, and others, to reward Sir Edwd. Dyer and Wm. Typper for services to the King. [Ibid., p. 21.]
[Sept. 24.] Commission to Earls Dorset and Nottingham, and others, to grant leases of His Majesty's woods and coppices. [Ibid., p. 21.]
[Sept. 24.]
[Westminster.]
Commission to Lords Ellesmere and Dorset, and others, to lease recusants' lands. [Ibid., p. 21.]
[Sept. 24.] Commission to the Same and others, to compound for assart lands. [Ibid., p. 26.]
Sept. 25. 24. Note of an exchange between Sir Hugh Wirrall, of Loversall, York, and Geo. Merfin, of lands, &c., within the lordship of Loversall.
[Sept. 25.] 25. Note of evidences concerning the lands of Loversall and Alverley, the property of [Sir Hugh] Wirrall.
Sept. 29. 26. Total charges of the accounts of the Great Wardrobe in 17, 23, and 25 Eliz., with the causes of the great increase of expenditure, in the three first years of James I.
Sept. ? 27. Names of such collectors as have put in bond for the subsidies and fifteenths to be by them collected; amount of their payments, and of the arrears of Bishops.
Sept. ? 28. Notes relative to the customary mode of assessing a subsidy within the City of London, and the causes of diminution of receipt.
Sept. ? 29. Table shewing the modes in which the King sustains loss in the assessment of subsidy.
Sept. ? 30. Memorandum of the abuses prevalent in levying the subsidies.
Sept. ? 31. Petition of the Merchant Strangers of the Netherlands to the King, to be discharged from payment of the subsidy granted by the Parliament, according to ancient treaty.
Oct. 1. Grant, in fee-farm. to Geo. Bingley and others, of the parsonage of Torringham, co. Devon, &c. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 61.]
Oct. 5.
Ware Park.
32. John Chamberlain to Dud. Carleton. The Earl of Salisbury is too indulgent to his son, young Cranborne. Court news: the King gone on to Royston, accompanied by Count Vaudemont [the Duke of Lorraine's son]. The English Ambassador to Spain has lost his popish tendencies. The Jesuits have a new Superior, and those banished have returned. Foreign news.
Oct. 6. Grant to Rob. Sharpey of a messuage in the parish of St. Dun- stan's-in-the-West, Middlesex, with remainder to the King. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 61.]
Oct. 9.
Essex House.
33. Sir Allan Percy to Dud. Carleton. Northumberland has promised to pay the money, provided he (Sir Allan) marries the ward. If he sell her, he is to refund the money. Count Vaudemont takes his leave. The plague increasing.
Oct. 15.
Ware Park.
34. John Chamberlain to the Same. Hounds, hawks, and gardening at Ware Park. Moorfields is being levelled and planted. Low Country news. The plague in France. Dearth in Italy, &c.
Oct. 16.
Durham.
Bishop and Chancellor of Durham to Salisbury. Send Rowland, son of Susan Digby, and cousin of Sir Everard, apprehended for spreading seditious rumours in the North. [G. Plot. Bk., No. 221.] Inclose,
I. Information of John Ladiman, Vicar of Warkworth, that a suspicious stranger in his parish said, if the King had not promised toleration to papists, he would not have come in so easily. Durham, 30 Sept. [Ibid., No. 222.]
II. Examination of John Denning, of Warkworth, tailor. Speeches of the stranger relative to a new treason. Durham, 8 Oct. [Ibid.]
III. Information of Thos. Pearson, Parish Clerk of Alnwick. Digby's speeches against the King, for breaking his promises, &c. Durham, 8 Oct. [Ibid.]
IV. Examination of Rowland Digby, of Aske, Richmondshire. His recent proceedings; acknowledges his speeches about the King's breach of promise, &c. [Ibid.]
Oct. 17. 35. Anonymous, a Clerk of the Signet, to the Officers [of the Exchequer ?]. Sends a list of grants of fines or lands of recusants already made. Similar lists to be forwarded regularly.
Oct. 17. 36. Copy of the above. [Misdated, 1605.]
Oct. 17 ? 37. List of recusants from whom the King refuses fines, and takes two thirds of their goods, lands, &c., instead.
Oct. 20. Grant, in fee-farm, to Sir Fras. Anderson, of the parsonage of Bradborn, and others. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 58.]
[Oct. 24.]
Lambeth.
38. Grant by Archbishop Bancroft to John Langley, of the office of Housekeeper at Lambeth.
Oct. 25.
Rome.
39. Rich. Co to Rich. Bailey, at Brussels. Gives his opinions on Mr. Sutcliffe, the author of "The Subversion of Rob. Par[sons];" that he lacks all the qualities of a good writer, and rails sadly at his adversaries. Thinks his wife "savors the dish with her own eloquence." The book despicable and false; persons will deem it unworthy of reply. Its inferiority to the "Three Conversions," which it professes to answer. Father Walpole has been ill. Mr. Richard's annuity is sent to Flanders.
Oct. 26. Grant, in fee-farm, to Tho. Emerson and others, of the chapel of Fittleton, co. Wilts, and others. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 61.]
Oct. 27.
London.
40. Ottaviano Lotti to Giovanni Florio. Commends the bearer, as an excellent musician. Italian.
Oct. ? 41. Signor G. H. to the Same. Some news received from Italy. "Signor Godfin" [William Godolphin ?] is appointed to visit him; therefore prays him to come likewise and hear his lyre. Italian.
Oct. 28. License to Sir Roger Aston to make glasses in England, for 21 years. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 61.]
Oct. 29.
London.
42. John Chamberlain to Dud. Carleton. Found Carleton's sister Alice much discomforted at the death of her sister Dove. Private affairs.
Oct. 31.
Lechworth.
43. Dud. Carleton to John Chamberlain. Has lost his sister. Is going to Cambridge and Ware Park. Private news.
Oct. 44. The Same to Salisbury. Having no employment, he prays to be allowed to return to Paris, and to remain abroad. Indorsed [by Carleton], "Not delivered."
Nov. 1. 45. The King [to the Warden, &c., of All Souls College, Oxford] Understands they have declined to elect Robert, son of Dr. Gentilis, to a fellowship, on account of his want of years; thinks the objection may be got over, and requests them not to fill the vacancy till the Archbishop of Canterbury has considered the cause. [See 1604, Oct. 20.]
Nov. 1.
Westminster.
Proclamation forbidding all Londoners, and other inhabitants of places infected, to resort to the Court. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 137.]
Nov. 3. Grant to Robert, Earl of Salisbury, of the castle of Old Sarum, co. Wilts. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 57.]
Nov. 3. 46. Order in Chancery for dismission of the cause Hen. Goodere v. Wm. and Hen. Goodere.
Nov. 4.
Weymouth and Melcomb-regis.
47. Report by Bellingham Preston, sent [by Visct. Bindon] to the Earl of Suffolk, that he was prevented sailing from St. Lucas, in Spain, lest he should convey to the Hollanders tidings of the Spanish West Indian fleet, before its arrival in October. The Spaniards had taken many English in the West Indies, who were made galley slaves.
Nov. 4. 48. Assignment by Fras. Moore and Thos. Crompton to Leonard Robertson, all of the Middle Temple, of the parsonage of Doncaster, the chapel of Loversall, and manor of Carrhouse, tithes of the lordship of Wormsworthe, &c., co. York, with reservation of presentation to the vicarage of Doncaster.
Nov. 6.
Lechworth.
49. Sir Rowland Lytton to Dud. Carleton. Concerning Carleton's affairs; advises him to ask leave to attend the ensuing Parliament, and to plead for himself to Lord [Salisbury].
Nov. 7. 50. Same to the Same. Copy of the preceding, slightly varied.
Nov. 7.
Lambeth.
51. Archbp. Bancroft to Sir Thos. Lake. Commends to him for preferment Ambrose Coppinger, having failed to obtain for him a fellowship in Trinity College, Cambridge.
[Nov. 7.]
[Westminster.]
Commission to Nathaniel Giles, Master of the Children of the Chapel, to take up children for the chapel. [Grant Bk., p. 26.]
Nov. 8. 52. Receipts in the Pells, of fines, rents for the lands called the Thicket and the Rocket, parcels of the manor of Cookham, from Stephen Le Sieur.
Nov. 9. Grant to John Shelbury and Ph. Chewte of the parsonage of Broad- Hempstone, and other lands, co. Devon. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 55.]
Nov. 10.
Calais.
53. Sam. Wharton to Ralph Jackson. Has not received an answer from Lord Salisbury to his letter touching his sudden departure. Fears Thos. Gillot has not delivered his letters.
Nov. ?
[Calais.]
54. Same to Salisbury. Solicits an answer to his former letters. Proffers his services at Rome, or elsewhere in Italy or Spain. [See Dec. 10.]
Nov. 11.
London.
55. John Chamberlain to Dud. Carleton. Friendship of Sir Rowland Lytton; advice on his affairs. The King gone to Richmond. On Saturday, he knighted little Winch, of Lincoln's Inn, who is going as Chief Baron into Ireland. The King will pay the debts of Earl Montgomery, Lord Hay, and Lord Haddington. Payment of money to the City of London.
Nov. ? 56. Notes [by Lord Treasurer Dorset] on the principal points to be considered, in the question of the King's right to the preemption and exportation of tin, questioned by [Rich.] Glover and the Pewterers' Company.
Nov. 14. 57. Decree of the Court of Star Chamber against Rich. Glover and others, Pewterers of London, for endeavouring to frustrate a patent granted to Thos. Brigham and Humphrey Wemes for preemption of tin in Cornwall and Devon.
[Nov. 15.]
[Westminster.]
Commission to Lord Chancellor Ellesmere and Earl Dorset, &c., to sell assart lands in fee-farm. [Grant Bk., p. 21.]
Nov. 16.
London.
58. Dud. Carleton to Salisbury. Hopes that as his innocency is made clear, the prohibition against his taking his place in Parliament is withdrawn. Begs his favour; having been trained for public life, he is unfitted for any other course.
Nov. 16. 59. Draft of the above.
Nov. 16. Grant, in reversion, to Edwd. Morley, of the office of Sign Manual in the Common Pleas, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 55.]
Nov. ? 60. Memoranda of points to be considered in the preparation of the Bill for the Union; the abolition of hostile laws, the Borders, Berwick, commerce, &c.
Nov. ? 61. Collection [by Thos. Wilson] of objections urged against the Union, likely to be discussed at the approaching Parliament; with answers thereto.
Nov. ? 62. Copy of the above.
Nov. 63. List of Lords Spiritual and Temporal summoned to Parliament; with note of those licensed to be absent, and their proxies.
Nov. 18. 64. Proxy of William Earl of Derby in Parliament, for the Earl of Salisbury.
[Nov. 18.] 65. Abstract of the King's speech on opening of the Parliament; with notes of the grievances complained of by the House of Commons. Imperfect.
[Nov. 19.] 66. Judgment of the Council on answers to be given to the petition of grievances presented by the House of Commons at the last Session.
[Nov. 19.] 67. "Memorial of such resolutions as his Majesty hath taken, with the advice of his Council," &c., on examination of the above grievances, being the King's reply, as sent to the Commons, founded on the above judgment.
[Nov. 19.] 68. Draft of the above memorial.
[Nov. 19.] 69, 70. Draft of the above, corrected [by Salisbury.] Two papers.
[Nov. 21.] Grant to Lewis, Duke of Lenox, of the farm of subsidy and alnage of cloth in divers counties, for 21 years. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 61.]
Nov. ? 71. Memoranda of the Close Rolls on which are recorded grants to the family of Beaumont, from 2 Edw. II. to 22 Edw. IV.
Nov ? 72. Note of copies to be made from records, relating to the Viscounts Beaumont.
[Nov. 23.] 73. Reasons to move the King to bestow honour on Sir Henry Beaumont, founded on the antiquity of the family, its former rank, honourable alliances, &c.
Nov. 24. 74. Proxy of Edw. Lord Sheffield in Parliament for the Earl of Salisbury.
Nov. 28.
Bittern.
75. Fras. Mills to Edw. Anthony. Requests him to receive and transmit for him his share of the dividend due to him, as one of the Clerks of the Signet.