James I: Volume 35
July, August, 1608

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'James I: Volume 35: July, August, 1608', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610 (1857), pp. 444-454. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=15020 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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July, August, 1608.

July 1. 1. Dud. Carleton to J. Chamberlain. Money affairs. Has left 100£. with Lady Carey, to be put out when she hears of good customers. Sent to Sir Walter Cope his books and a letter which were carried to the Lord Treasurer.
July 1. Grant to John Jefferys of the office of Attorney, cos. Chester, Flint, Anglesea, Carnarvon, and Merioneth, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 75.]
July 1. Grant to Ric. Greene of the office of Receiver of cos. Nottingham and Derby, and town of Nottingham, after the death of Henry Worrall. [Ibid., p. 75.]
July 1. Grant to Sir Roger Dallison of the office of Lieutenant General of the Ordnance, &c. of Berwick-upon-Tweed, for life. [Grant Book, p. 33.]
July 1. Grant to Geo. Renny of the office of Porter of the City of London. [Ibid., p. 36.]
July 1. Commission to the Earl of Salisbury to charge duty on logwood and other prohibited dyeing wood. [Ibid., p. 42.]
July 1. Commission to Bancroft Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Lord Chancellor, &c., to exercise jurisdiction against Jesuits and seminaries, and to reform all heresy and schism, in England. [Ibid., p. 44.]
July 2.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Peter Beeston, Captain of the Blockhouse at Milton, near Gravesend, and to Edw. Altham, Captain of the Blockhouse at West Tilbury, the wages of the gunners, &c. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 17.]
July 2.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay certain sums to Sir Fras. Vere, Keeper and Captain of the town of Portsmouth, for the wages of the garrison there. [Ibid., p. 18.]
July 2.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Wm. Segar, Garter King-at-Arms, 7£. each St. George's Eve, for setting up escutcheons of arms of the Knights of the Garter at the Palace of Whitehall or elsewhere, where St. George's Feast may be solemnized. [Ibid., p. 35]
July 4.
Tavistock.
2. William Earl of Bath to Salisbury. Forwards a packet just received out of Ireland.
July 4. 3. Sir Thos. Crompton to the Same. Particulars of the condemnation of two persons, for piracy committed at Portsmouth, and at Cowes in the Isle of Wight. Requests orders for their speedy execution.
July 4.
Westminster.
4. Warrant dormant to pay to Sir Hen. Lee 400£. per ann., for the service of the armouries at the Tower, Hampton Court, Windsor Castle, Greenwich, Westminster, Portsmouth, and Woolwich.
July 4.
Westminster.
Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 16.]
July 4.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to the Grooms and Pages of His Majesty's Chamber, 100£. per ann., as a free gift. [Ibid., p. 32.]
July 4.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Lady Carey 600£. per annum, for apparel and linen for the Duke of York; also 50£. yearly for gifts and rewards to be conferred by him. [Ibid., p. 24.]
July 4.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to the Earl of Northampton, Lord Privy Seal, 627£. 6s. 10½d. in lieu of the ancient allowance of sixteen dishes of meat in the King's House. [Ibid., p. 24.]
July 4.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to John West, Keeper of the West Baily Walk in Enfield Chace, 30£. per ann., for provision of hay for the deer. [Ibid., p. 34.]
July 4.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay sums not exceeding 60£. per ann. to George Shiers, Apothecary for the Household, "for physical provisions" for the poorest servants. [Ibid., p. 34.]
July 5. 5. Account of so much of the subsidies granted 3 Jas. I., as has already been paid into the Exchequer.
July 5.
Windsor Castle.
Proclamation against making starch, except of spoiled wheat or of bran. Printed. [Proc. Coll., No. 8.]
July 6. Warrant to deliver to Sir Wm. Harmon, the bonds by which Sir Wm. Leighton and Sir Walter Harcourt are bound to him for certain sums, the bonds being assigned to the King, that the debts may be better sued for in His Majesty's name. [Docquet, July 10.]
July 6.
Lambeth.
6. Bancroft, Archbp. of Canterbury, to the University of Oxford. Thanks for their electing him Chancellor; appoints Dr. John King his ViceChancellor. Injunctions for encouragement of true religion and learning.
July 6. 7. Account of moneys expected to be received, and assignation of payments to be made, before Michaelmas next.
July 6. 8. Particulars in the account of Thos. Darnell, Receiver-General of Lincolnshire, for 5 Jac. I.
July 6. 9. E. Reynoldes to the Earl of Northampton, Lord Privy Seal. Nothing has ever grieved him more, except the fall of his noble Lord [the Earl of Essex], than this controversy with his Lordship about fees; begs it may be settled privately, without referring it to a public suit. [See June 1 and 10.]
July ? 10. Clerks of the Privy Seal to the Lord Treasurer [Salisbury]. Request him, as former Keeper of the Privy Seal, to arbitrate in their controversy with the present Keeper [the Earl of Northampton] relative to the fees. Send for his perusal the documents prepared in their defence.
July 6.
Westminster.
11. License to Sir William Waad, Lieutenant of the Tower, of absence during one month in the year, leaving Sir Roger Dallison or Edw. Forsett as Deputy.
July 6.
Florence.
12. William Lord St. John to Salisbury. Devotion to his service, not only as an eminent counsellor, but the principal branch of the fruitful tree whence he himself is derived.
July 7.
London.
13. J. Chamberlain to Dud. Carleton. Money affairs. Went with Lady Fanshaw and other company to visit Cope Castle, Kensington [now Holland House]. Sir Walter Cope grows more and more into the great Lord. The new Burse at Durham House proceeds apace. Death of Sir John Gilbert. A ship long missing returned from Virginia. Cross marriages between France and Spain proposed. The King going to Northamptonshire; the great ones there begin to dislodge.
July 7. 14. Account of debts due to the King in North and South Wales, for 5 Jac. I.
July 7. 15. Account of debts due on or before Michaelmas, 1608, not yet assigned.
July 8. Commission to the Lord Chancellor to receive the accounts of Sir Geo. Carey, Master of the Exchange between England and Ireland. [Grant Book, p. 44.]
July 8.
Westminster.
Warrant to allow sums raised by Privy Seal for loans to Queen Elizabeth, in deduction of sums due to the King. [Warrt. Bk., p. 93.]
July 8.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to John Wood, Contractor for Provisions sent to Munster, 5,481£. 18s. 6¼d., for losses by shipwreck and spoil of the enemy, and 169£. arrears. [Ibid., p. 71.]
July 8.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay sums not exceeding 100 marks, for reparations and works in Hyde Park. [Ibid., p. 42.]
July 8.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Sir David Murray, Keeper of the Prince's Privy Purse, 1,400£. per ann., in lieu of 1,000£. formerly granted for the use of the Prince, and 81£. 16s. 10d. arrears. [Ibid., p. 59.]
July 9. 16. Estimate by Thos. Morgan, Surveyor-General of Woods South of Trent, of the expense of repairing the pales of the Great and Little Parks at Farnham, Surrey.
July 9. Grant to Alex. Thessam, of the office of Violin Player. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 75.]
July 10. Grant of incorporation to Cardiff, co. Glamorgan, with confirmation of former liberties, &c. [Docquet.]
July 10. Grant to Geo. Marbury, in reversion after Thos. Marbury, of the office of engrossing letters patents of donations, presentations, &c., to ecclesiastical preferments, for life. [Docquet.]
July 10. Grant to Thos. Waller, Third Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, of a pension of 10£. per ann., for entering and enrolling poor men's pleas without fees. [Docquet.]
July 10. Grant to John Hope, on surrender of Geo. Barith, of a pension of 2s. per diem. [Docquet.]
July 10. Grant to Sir John Kay of the office of Master Surveyor of Ordnance in the Tower. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 75.]
July 10. Release to Rich. Glover of 150£., part of a Star Chamber fine of 500£., on payment of the remainder. [Docquet.]
July 10. Grant to John Kidd of a Gunner's place in the Tower. [Docquet.]
July 10. Grant to Daniel Jones, in reversion after Thos. Bankes, of the office of Master of the Grammar School at Ewelme, Oxford. [Docquet.]
July 10. Letter to Lord Scrope, for Sir Thos. Sandford to continue tenant in a certain tenement held of the Crown by the said Lord Scrope. [Docquet.]
July 10. Royal Assent for Dr. Neile, elected Bishop of Rochester. [Docquet.]
July 10. Letter for a grant to John Fabian and Jas. Arundel of the benefit of the recusancy of Roger Minors of Triago, Miles Parry of Dulas, Randoll Beast of Harlesewes, Wm. Lotchard of Pembridge, Wm. Russell of Wisteson, and John Street of Gartertop, Hereford. [Docquet.]
July 11. Grant to Thos. Lord Ellesmere and Sir John Egerton, his son, of the offices of Steward and Keeper of the Court Leet and Frankpledge of Tring, co. Hereford, during pleasure. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 79.]
July 14.
Theobalds.
Warrant to pay to James Boy, Serjeant of the Cellar, 100£. imprest, for provision of wines upon the place where they grow. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 46.]
July 14.
Huntercomb.
17. Dud. Carleton to J. Chamberlain. Details the University proceedings at Oxford. Shepherd, in his lecture on music, inveighed against [Thos.] Cecill, Proctor of Cambridge. Jests made by him, private news, &c.
July 14. 18. Power of attorney of John Matthew, of Coveney, Peterborough, appointing John Lambe and 6 other public notaries to act for him, in his appeal versus Whyn, in the Arches Court.
July ? 19. [Thos. Wilson] to [the Earl of Lincoln ?]. Dissatisfaction of "my lord" [Salisbury] in reference to a bargain for the furniture of certain apartments. The hangings which he has received are worth 100£. less than those which he first expected.
July 15.
Cecil-Hatfield.
20. [Earl of Salisbury] to the Earl of Lincoln. Relative to a dispute between them about lands in Hyde Park. Cannot believe that the Scottish dinner cost Lincoln 700£. Has not received from him more than 200£., and a suit of hangings not worth 100£.
July 15.
Montgomery.
21. John Bright to Salisbury. Went with the inclosed letters to Montgomery Castle, but found Sir Edwd. Herbert gone abroad.
July 15.
Whitehall.
Earl of Salisbury to the Officers of Customs. To permit Ottavio Gerini to export a certain quantity of silver plate. [Dom. Corresp., July 29.]
July 15.
London.
22. John Chamberlain to Dud. Carleton. Private affairs. Lord Carew's patent for the Ordnance. Movements of the Court. Salisbury going into Lancashire. The Earl of Dunbar has 2,000£. in lieu of his patent for logwood. The friar coming to France from Spain, with Don Pedro de Toledo, Ambassador. News from the French Court. Copley, Lieutenant to Capt. Dale, sent home prisoner out of the Low Countries, for treasonable speeches. The plague much increased. Great riding match. Slander against the wife of the Dean of St. Paul's, &c.
July 18.
Whitehall.
23. Earl of Salisbury to the Bishop of Worcester. Remonstrates that he had not inducted Mr. Wyncott to the rectory of Wichford, on the King's presentation.
July 18.
Theobalds.
Lord Carew, Master General of the Ordnance, to the Officers of the Customs. Warrant for John Harrington and Roger Holden to export 800 small hand guns. [Dom. Corresp., July 29.]
July 18.
Theobalds.
Warrant to pay to John Morrison 900£. for a cup of agate, garnished with gold and precious stones. [Wt. Bk., II., p. 53.]
July 20. 24. Thomas Lord Lawarre to Salisbury. Has received the schedule of debts charged against him: explains particulars in diminution thereof.
July 20.
Court.
25. William Earl of Pembroke to the Same. Recommends his kinswoman, Lady Sidley, who is a suitor to the Lords.
July 20.
Theobalds.
26. The Council to Sir Gilbert Wakering. Enjoin him to refer the difference between himself and Mr. Cox to arbitration, and not to arrest Cox.
July 20. 27. Names and prices of several sorts of Norwich stuffs.
July 24.
Tuddington.
28. Sir Tho. Lake to Salisbury. Sends the warrant for Sir And. Sinclair's pension, letters to the Lord Mayor concerning the building of Paul's steeple, and to the Bishop about the Church, all signed by the King. Will draw Sinclair's patent in Latin if he prefer it, for the more ostentation.
July 24. 29. Comparative view of receipts and expenditure of the Crown, during the last five years of Queen Elizabeth and the first five years of James I.
July 25.
Tuddington.
Proclamation for buildings, to prevent the excessive increase thereof in London. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 180.]
July 26.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Henry Mynours, Serjeant of the Carriages, 500£., when that sum is paid into the Exchequer by Sir Fras. Shane for lands granted to him in Ireland. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 56.]
July 27.
Wesminster.
Warrant to repay, with interest, to John Bingley, 1,000£., lent by him for discharge of certain debts, &c., to officers and others serving in Ireland. [Ibid., p. 58.]
July 27.
Co. Middlesex.
29. Certificate of acquittal of Humphrey Gifford, of St. Clement Danes, for recusancy, on proof that he has attended church recently.
July 27.
Salisbury House.
30. Earl of Salisbury to Thos. Morgan. Directions to make an estimate for repair of the bridge and gates adjoining the Temple Mills in Waltham forest, Essex.
July 27. Commission to the Earl of Salisbury to impose duty on sugars. [Grant Bk., p. 42.]
July 28. Commission to the Same, to levy duties on merchandise as specified. [Ibid., p. 45.]
July 28. Grant to Max. Poultrain, alias Colt, of the office of Master Sculptor in all the King's palaces, houses, &c. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 75.]
July 28.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Rich. Cheney, goldsmith, 1,000£., in part payment for certain jewels and pearls, &c, with interest thereon. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 55.]
July 28.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Leonard Beale 10£. per ann., reserved rent of the Griffin at Newmarket, and also a sum not exceeding 400£. for the fee-simple of the same, if the purchase be agreed on. [Ibid., p. 36.]
July 28.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay in six months to Lady Barbara Stone, 1,000£., residue of a debt due to her late husband, Sir Wm. Stone, with interest. [Ibid., p. 60.]
July 28.
Salisbury House.
Earl of Salisbury to the Officers of Customs. To permit certain ammunition to be shipped for Falmouth. [Dom. Corresp., July 29.]
July 29.
Salisbury House.
Same to the Same. To permit John Calandrini to export a basin and ewer, gilt, paying the proper duties. [Ibid.]
July 29.
Salisbury House.
Same to the Same. To permit John Wolstenholme, Collector of subsidies and tonnage and poundage in the port of London outwards, to execute the office of Collector of the newly imposed taxes on merchandise. [Dom. Corresp., Sept. 21.]
July 29.
Clerkenwell.
31. Wm. Udall to Salisbury. Complains that my Lord of Canterbury, to whom he was referred, instead of rewarding his services, imprisoned him on frivolous pretences. Has caused 800 seditious books, two suits of church stuff, five presses for seditious books, and a Jesuit &c., to be intercepted. Requests to have means allowed him to proceed in these services.
July 30.
Ashton.
32. Lord Gerard to Salisbury. Recommends Lord Leicester's house, Drayton, as a resting place on his way to his poor house, on the 17th of next month. Will keep free from company, that his Lordship may be merry and quiet.
July 30.
Yarmouth.
33 Nich. Smith to the Same. For relief in consideration of thirtyseven years' service done by himself and his father to the late Queen.
July. 34. Earl of Salisbury to the Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge. Recommends Mr. Davenant, of Queen's College, to be Divinity Reader.
Aug. 1.
Canterbury.
35. Thos. Thomson to Thos. Wilson. The sale of stones insufficient to defray certain expenses. Suggests the sale of some ruins in Canterbury, to make up the deficiency.
Aug. 2.
Edinburgh.
36. Sir Wm. Bowyer to Salisbury. Will procure what quantity of stone he desires, and send it to London. Gives particulars of his visit to the silver mine, which is richer than any he has seen in Germany. Meeting of the nobility and ministers at Linlithgow concerning a difference between them and their bishops, and its happy conclusion. The Dean of Winchester well received by them.
Aug. 3. Grant to John Simpson of the office of Controller in the town and port of Poole. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 79.]
Aug. 3.
Co. York.
37. Deputy Auditor John Stanley to Salisbury. Report on the petition of the tenants of Whitgift, in Marshland. Incloses,
37. I. Certificate from the Commissioners of Sewers to Lord Treasurer Dorset and the Commissioners for Leases in the West Riding of York, respecting the losses of the tenants of Marshland by the overflowing of their lands. May 31, 1605.
37. II. Petition of the King's tenants of Marshland to Lord Treasurer Salisbury, for renewal of their lease for forty years without fine, on account of their losses. June 5, 1608.
Aug ? 38. Petition of Rose, widow of Hugh Hurleston, Clerk of the Alienation Office. Her late husband had discovered concealed lands, value 25,000£., at his own cost in the late reign, but his Majesty pardoning the owners of them at the coronation, he was deprived of his fee of one-sixth of the same, and died in debt. Prays the recompense intended for her by the Lord Treasurer Dorset and Sir John Fortescue, but hindered by their recent deaths.
Aug. 4.
Savoy House.
39. Sir Julius Cæsar to Salisbury. Sends certificate of the week's revenue.
Aug. 4.
Salisbury House.
40. Thos. Wilson to the Same. Forwards packets from Spain and Italy. The latter looks like Parsons' hand.
Aug. 6.
Ludlow Castle.
41. Ralph Lord Eure to the King. Refusal of Ralph Clare, Keeper of the deer in Tickenhill, alias Bewdley Park, to allow him and the Council of Wales free occupancy of the lodge, for administration of justice in Worcestershire. Requests instructions thereon, and on the patent for the herbage of the park, granted to the inhabitants of Bewdley, which is injurious to the deer.
Aug. 7.
Ludlow Castle.
42. Ralph Lord Eure to Salisbury, on the same subject. Has sent the letters from the Privy Council to the Sheriffs of the four English counties, ordering their performance of processes from the Court of Wales. Desires time for the payment of the first subsidy.
Aug. 9.
Whitehall.
43. Sir Jul. Cæsar to the Same. Thanks him for news of the health of the King, the Queen, and himself. Sends a printed sheet of the book of rates, which is a monument of Salisbury's worthy labours.
Aug. 9.
Fenchurch St.
44. Geo. Margitts to the Same. Offers to communicate the project of a Merchant Stranger, which will profit his Majesty 20,000£. yearly, and prevent dearth of corn.
Aug. 9.
London.
45. Sir Tho. Shirley, jun., to the Same. Proposes to pay the money for his patent by parcels. Will send the book with the names of the patentees to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Aug. 10.
Salisbury House.
46. Thos. Wilson to the Same. Forwards letters from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Sir Tho. Shirley, and Geo. Margitts. Difference of cost between Canterbury and Caen stone, for the works at Salisbury House.
Aug. 10.
Lambeth.
47. Archbp. of Canterbury to the Same. Will consider of a proper person for the Bishopric of Meath. Thanks for news from Scotland; the mine is important. Received his letter from Holdenby-a better house than any man in England, except his lordship, could have built the King, for 8,000£.
Aug. 10.
Holdenby.
48. Earl of Salisbury to Sir Hugh Beeston, and three others. Order to survey Holt Castle, and send estimates of the expense for repairs of the same, and of the value of the materials, if it be demolished. [See Oct. 24.]
Aug. 11.
London.
49. Sir Julius Cæsar to Sir Thos. Lake. For a Privy Seal for payment to Sir Oliver Leigh of 81£. 1s. 4d., balance of his account for repairs at Eltham Park.
Aug. 11.
South-Cowton.
50. Robt. Pepper to Salisbury. Death of his father, Sir Cuthbert Pepper, who on his death bed, earnestly prayed his Lordship's favour to his children.
Aug. 11. 51. Sir John Osborne to [the Same]. Suggestions for increasing the King's revenue, by greater circumspection in letting the Crown lands, claiming rents of the purchasers of concealed lands, and better cultivation of Ireland.
Aug. 12.
Holdenby.
52. Mr. D-- to [the Same.] Discontent among the meaner sort of people, on inclosures of land at Holdenby and elsewhere; with a memorandum of provisoes to be observed in letting Poldenby, of the reservation of fuel, and the removal of a mill.
Aug. 12.
Whitehall.
53. Sir. Jul. Cæsar to the Same. Sends certificates of two weeks' revenue. The noblemen require time to examine into the debts alleged against them; unpleasantness of these harsh proceedings. Resolved not to run from his Lordship, but if need be die at his feet.
Aug. 13.
Salisbury House.
54. Thos. Wilson to Salisbury. Private business. 500£. required for Caen stone. Lord Ormond has sent him two hawks from Ireland.
Aug. 13.
Langford.
55. Sir Thos. Gorges to the Same. Sir Edward Estcourt, of Salisbury, is on his death bed. Requests the wardship of his son, whom he wishes to match with his own grandchild.
Aug. 13. Grant to Arth. Ingram of the office of Receiver of profits from dyeing woods, brought into England. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 75.]
Aug. 13. Grant to John Bingham of the office of King's Saddler, for life. [Ibid., p. 75.]
Aug. 13. License for 10 years to Sir Wm. Woodhouse to print reports, &c. of the case between Rob. Calvin and Rich. Smith, concerning the question of the postnati of Scotland. [Grant Bk., p. 37.]
Aug. 13.
Mint.
56. Certificate by John Reynolds of a trial made of silver ore within the Tower, by Mr. Russell, at the appointment of Lord Knyvet, in presence of Edm. Doubleday, Anth. Knyvet, and himself.
Aug. ? 57. Earl of Northampton to Salisbury. Craves pardon for opening a packet in mistake.
Aug. 14.
Holdenby.
Proclamation for restraint of the shipping and transporting of horses. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 182.]
Aug. 15.
Wells.
58. Montague Bishop of Bath and Wells to Salisbury. Thanks him for a copy of the new work in answer to the King's book. Parsons and Vicar could easily be confuted; there are more good preachers in that shire than recusants in all his diocese, and only two or three unconformable ministers.
Aug. 16.
Tilbury.
59. Sir Fras. Vere to the Same. Begs him to nominate another person rather than Capt. Mewtys, for a certain post, the Captain having slandered him (Vere).
Aug. 17.
Broxburne.
60. Sir Henry Cock to the Same. Musters in Hertfordshire deferred till Michaelmas. Disorders about the water of Lea corrected. Requests that Essex may supply part of the 80 dozen of live pigeons ordered. The country injured by the number of hawks kept; recommends that the owners of hawks and hounds be taxed with the keeping of light horses or petronels. Wishes to go into Hampshire to see his daughter Oxenbridge.
Aug. 19.
Canterbury.
61. Thos. Thomson to Thos. Wilson. IIas had 130£. offered for the purchase of the stones of "those ruinous walls" in Canterbury, and recommends Lord Salisbury's acceptance of the offer.
Aug. 21.
Tower.
62. Sir Wm. Waad to Salisbury. Complains of encroachments on the Tower limits, and of undue access to the Tower, by buildings on the bulwarks. The sickness has broken out in some houses adjacent.
Aug. 23. 63. Henry Earl of Southampton to Salisbury. His claim as Vice-Admiral to half of La Motte's vessel, seized at Portsmouth, is obstructed by Jobson, servant of the Lord Admiral, who claims the whole, as farmer for his lordship. Annexed is,
63. I. Relation, by Humphrey Jobson, of the proceedings between the officers of the Earl of Southampton, Vice-Admiral, the Lieutenant of Portsmouth, and Humphrey Jobson, servant of the Lord Admiral, in reference to a ship brought into Portsmouth by the King's pinnace Merlyn, the right to which was contested between the Lord Admiral and the Vice-Admiral.
Aug. 24.
Wednesday.
64. Sir Fras. Bacon to the Same. Hastened his return from Gorhambury to dine with him at Kensington, but was too late. Will wait on him to-morrow.
Aug. 25.
Llandinam.
65. Thos. Morris to Thos. Loweley. Relative to inquiries about the lands, &c., held in capite, by Hugh Jones, deceased. Requests that no further steps may be taken therein, as they are held in free soccage.
Aug. 25.
Thursday.
66. Earl of Northampton to Salisbury. Recommends Mr. Harcourt, a gentleman of ancient name, preferred by Lord Lisle to the place vacant by death of Capt. Price.
Aug. 26. 67. Same to the Same. Thanks for his care of the jurisdiction [of the Cinque Ports]. The Warden is most happy who receives directions from his Lordship.
Aug. 26. Grant to the Earls of Nottingham, Arundel, and Dorset, of the office of Lieutenant of co. Sussex and city of Chichester. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 75.]
Aug. 27.
Bristol.
68. Mayor of Bristol to the Earl of Salisbury. Certain goods belonging to Bristol merchants have been taken by Capt. Jennings, a pirate, and carried into Baltimore. The Lord President of Munster ordered them to be transported to Bristol, which is done, but some were taken away by Capt. Williams of the Tremontane; requests their restitution.
Aug. 28.
Newcastle.
69. Sir William Bowyer to the Same. Being in attendance on Lord Dunbar in Scotland, he deputed him to meet Sir Wm. Godolphin, at Berwick, and conduct him to Edinburgh. Godolphin pleased with the mines. Could not obtain workmen to get stones at Ber- wick for Salisbury, till Dunbar ordered three or four to be spared from the works on the bridge and castle.
Aug. 28.
Windsor Castle.
Warrant to pay to Sir Chris. Hatton, 826£. 6s. 11½d., half yearly, for rent of the mansion and park of Holdenby, purchased as a seat for Charles, Duke of York, until fee-farm rents to the amount of 1,652£. 13s. 11d. per ann. shall be assigned to Hatton. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 36.]
Aug. 29. Grant to Hen. Wroth, in reversion after Moyle Finch, of the office of Ranger in Waltham Forest, co. Essex. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 75.]
Aug. 30.
Holborn.
70. Edw. Lord Morley to the Earl of Salisbury. Prays favour in reference to a claim for the arrears of some fee-farm land, granted him by his Majesty.
Aug. 30. 71. Sir Walter Cope to Dud. Carleton. Lord Norris not likely to recover, and is practising at Bath to disinherit his daughter. The Earl of Salisbury is desirous Carleton should go to Bath to prevent so unjust an act. It would confirm the scandal cast upon Lady Norris, at the time of her separation from her husband.
Aug. 30. 72. Sir Alex. Hay to Salisbury. Desires a warrant to the Lieutenant of the Tower, to receive two priests, Hamilton and Paterson, sent by the Earl of Dunbar.
Aug. 30.
Eltham.
73. Lord Stanhope to the Same. Thanks for the view of occurrences in the Low Countries. Is ready for service when commanded.
Aug. 31.
Eltham.
74. Same to the Same. Solicits license for his nephew, son of Sir Edward Stanhope, of York, to travel.
Aug. ? 75. The King to Lord Stanhope. Reproves him for negligence in allowing spoil of game near the house at Eltham, of which he has the charge. Exhorts him to greater vigilance, and to proclaim the execution of the laws with all severity against offenders.
Aug. ? 76. The Same to Lord St. John, Lieutenant of [Huntingdonshire.] Since leaving that county, he is informed that Sir Wm. Dyer was the person who killed the great stag, which had been preserved for his recreation against his coming there. Thanks Lord St. John for the grief and concern he has shewn, and bids him command Sir William to repair to Court.
Aug. ? 77. Same to the Same. Thanks for his care of the King's recreations. He is to summon Sir Wm. Dyer to appear presently at Court, the trespass being aggravated by being committed in spite of Lord St. John's admonitions.