James I: Volume 24
December, 1606

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1857

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'James I: Volume 24: December, 1606', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610 (1857), pp. 336-342. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=15009 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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1606.

Dec. 2. 1. Demands of the Duke of Lenox, in reference to the fees for the alnage of the new draperies, with exceptions thereto, by the worsted weavers, dornix weavers, and knit-stocking makers.
Dec. 3. Grant, in fee-farm, to Wm. Blake and Rob. Underwood, of the parsonage of Torpenhow, and others, co. Cumberland. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 54.]
[Dec. 3.] 2. Clause in the Act for Abolition of Hostility between England and Scotland, [afterwards omitted,] concerning the repeal by Parliament of any hostile statutes that may be discovered in future.
[Dec. 4.] 3. Objections of the merchants of London, against certain clauses on commerce, in the proposed deed of Union between England and Scotland, relating to the importation and exportation into or from either kingdom, of foreign commodities, and against the proposed admission of Scotchmen into English Merchant Companies.
[Dec. 4.] 4. Answers [by Salisbury] to several articles of the above objections, and memoranda thereon.
[Dec. 4.] 5. Reasons, by the Scottish Merchants, why the difficulties raised by the merchants of London against the importation of commodities of both kingdoms should be no hindrance to its passing in Parliament.
[Dec. 4.] 6. Note of inconveniences likely to accrue to commerce, by the Union of the two kingdoms, unless prevented by Parliament.
[Dec. 4.] 7, 8. Two copies of the above.
[Dec. 4.] 9. Difference of the rates paid by England and Scotland for specified articles of commerce, according to English and Scottish weights and measures.
[Dec. 4.] 10. Statement of inconveniences that will ensue from the Union, if the free export of English goods into Scotland be permitted; with a plan of obviating them, by imposing extra duty on English goods exported from Scotland.
Dec. 4 ? 11. Memoranda of the advantages enjoyed in France by the Scots over the English, in privileges, customs, and fees; the danger of their engrossing the cloth trade, &c., may be obviated by a prohibition to export English cloth from Scotland.
Dec. ? 12. Anonymous [a Scotchman] to Salisbury. Little use in Scottish trade of vessels of great burden, smaller ones answering better for the freight of Strangers and Low Country trade, to which they are chiefly applied. If larger ships are wished for, the King must offer a reward, as an inducement to their building.
Dec. 4. Grant, in fee-farm, to Rob. Oliver of lands, co. Lancaster, part of the Duchy of Lancaster. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 53.]
Dec. 4. Grant, in fee-farm, to Wm. Blake and Rob. Underwood of lands and tenements, co. Huntingdon, &c. [Ibid., p. 54.]
Dec. 4. Grant to Hugh Mainwaring of the office of King's Solicitor in the Principalities of Wales, for life. [Ibid., p. 54.]
Dec. 4. 13. [Thos. Wilson] to Salisbury. Note of arguments used in the House of Commons, concerning scutage, and abolishing the Court of Wards.
[Dec. 5.] 14. Opinion respecting the levying of scutage, argued from legal precedents.
Dec. 6.
Sir H. Fan- shaw's.
15. John Chamberlain to Dud. Carleton. Sends him Mr. [Ralph] Winwood's letter. Mr. Jones succeeds his master.
[Dec. 8.] 16. Notes [by Thos. Wilson] of proceedings in the House of Commons. Sir Roger Wilbraham's report of the King's answer to the petition concernings heep confiscated in Scotland; and [Rich.] Martin's report of objections made to equality in trade betwixt the English and Scots.
Dec. 9. Lease to Sir Wm. Lane of the manor of Ashby Ledgers, co. North- ampton, and other parcels of land of Rob. Catesby. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 54.]
Dec. 9. Grant, in reversion, to Rob. Moore of the office of Keeper of Norwich Castle, for life. [Ibid., p. 54.]
Dec. 9. Grant, in reversion, to John Churchill and John Tooke, of the office of Auditor of the Court of Wards and Liveries, during pleasure. [Ibid., p. 62.]
Dec. 10.
Norwich.
17. Mayor, &c. of Norwich to Salisbury. Transmit a petition and letters of Sam. Wharton, alias Sam. Brittain. [See Nov. 10.]
Dec. 12. 18. The King to the Earl of Dunbar. The efforts made by the Commissioners to establish peace on the Borders not having entirely succeeded, he is required, as a Privy Councillor of both realms and residing near, to assist them with his advice; in any case requiring dispatch, he is himself to order the apprehension of malefactors, whose perpetual flights from one realm to the other are the chief cause of the continuance of disturbances.
[Dec. 12.] 19. Draft of the above.
Dec. 12. Grant to George Lord Carew, and others, of the parsonage of Aldmerston, co. Worcester, &c. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 63.]
Dec. 15. Grant, in reversion, to Gilbert Lord Gerard, of the office of Master of Whittlewood Forest, co. Northampton, for life. [Ibid., p. 63.]
Dec. 16. Grant, in fee-farm, to Sir Geo. Rivers and Thos. Bridges of the borough of East Grimstead, co. Sussex, and others. [Ibid., p. 63.]
[Dec. 17.]
Westminster.
Commission to Thos. Lord Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor, to appoint Commissioners for examination of all persons leaving the kingdom, by the ports of London, Harwich, Weymouth, and Kingston-upon- Hull. [Grant Book, p. 28.]
Dec. 17. 20. Memoranda of the Conference of the Committees of both Houses [on the Bill of Union] concerning the repeal of hostile laws, commerce, &c.
Dec. ? 21. "Memorial of all such jewels and pearls as Sir John Spilman hath received, out of the parcel between him and Arnold Luls."
Dec. 17. 22. Rob. Vernon, Ralph Weldon, and Rob. Bannister to the King. Have considered, as requested, the propriety of making some allowance to Wm. Dithey, for loading and unloading the bedchamber trunks, and advise his having 18d. per diem, though the Yeomen of the Guard formerly performed the service on their ordinary entertainment.
Dec. 18.
Cripplegate.
23. Dud. Carleton to John Chamberlain. Proceedings in the House of Commons. Sir Wm. Morris pressed to have the King's title of "Great Britain" confirmed. Details of speeches made on that and other points in the Bill of Union. [Ralph] Winwood not likely to return.
Dec. 20.
Madrid.
24. John Norris, of Barnstaple, to Salisbury. Requests redress, according to the treaty of peace with Spain, for losses, for which he has vainly endeavoured, during two years, to obtain restitution.
Dec. 20. Discharge to Rob. Drury of a debt of 400£. of Amb. Rokewood, attainted. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 52.]
Dec. 20?
Sunday. Essex House.
25. Sir Allan Percy to Dud. Carleton. Desires to know when the money will be ready, &c.
Dec. 21.
Ware Park.
26. John Chamberlain to Dud. Carleton. Has no news but of works in husbandry. The King is at an inn at Ware, with his hawks. Is going to Knebworth for the Christmas. Sir Phil. Butler's funeral.
Dec. 22.
Ewell.
27. Nich. Saunders to the Same. Regrets an unavoidable delay in lending him a book, which he has lent to a party who is from home.
Dec. 22. Grant, in fee-farm, to Edw. Newport, and others, of lands and tenements in Milverstone, &c. co. Lancaster. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 63.]
Dec. 23.
Serjeants' Inn.
28. Chief Justice Popham to Salisbury. Has considered the minute concerning the subsidy; sends two amendments, and an addition about the appointment of Assessors. Approves of the course taken by the Lord Deputy of Ireland.
Dec. 25.
London.
29. Dud. Carleton to J. Chamberlain. Reports of quarrels and marriages. A duel between two young lawyers on Hounslow Heath. The King cools towards the Hollanders. Sermon preached at Brussels, on Garnet's miraculous straw. [See p. 315, supra.]
Dec. 25. Grant to Francis Earl of Cumberland and Geo. Heles of the manor of Linton in Craven, and other parcels of lands, of Rich. Norton, attainted. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 63.]
Dec. 25. 30. Payments made by Fras. Jones and Nicholas Salter, Farmers of the Customs, during the past year; total, 101,805£. 0s. 11d.
Dec. ? 31. Complaint of the Farmers of the Customs that by their new lease [granted Dec. 24, 1606,] they are not allowed defalcation for the duties on tobacco, according to the new rates imposed two years previously. [Book of Rates passed, Nov. 29, 1604.]
Dec. 25. 32. Average amount of customs on Northern and Western cloths in the late reign, compared with the present receipts from the Farmers of Customs.
Dec. 30.
Rome.
33. Claudius Aquaviva, Father-General of the Jesuits, to the Jesuit Priests in England. Exhorts them to patience under persecution, obedience, union, poverty, chastity, &c. Latin.
Dec. 30. 34. Memorandum by Sir Roger Aston of a jewel, value 85£., bought from John Harris for the Duke of York.
Dec. 31.
Westminster.
35. Grant to the Earl of Bedford, in fee simple, of remainders, &c., of manors, value 100£. per ann.