James I: Volume 36
September, 1608

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1857

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'James I: Volume 36: September, 1608', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610 (1857), pp. 454-460. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=15021 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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September, 1608.

Sept. 1.
Salisbury House.
Earl of Salisbury to the Officers of Customs. To admit Rich. Starr as an under-searcher, in the room of Paul Barnes, deceased. [Dom. Corresp., Sept. 21.]
Sept. 1.
Nonsuch.
1. Adam Newton to Salisbury. His Highness [Prince Henry] requests him to deal with Mr. Gibb's suit as he finds it reasonable. Solicits for the widow of Mr. Puckering the wardship of his little son.
Sept. ? 2. Same to the Same. The Prince will leave Mr. Wroughton's petition entirely to him. Autograph postcript by the Prince, thanking Salisbury for his willingness to have granted the above suit.
Sept. 1.
Strand.
3. [Sir] Thos. Estcourt, Sheriff of Gloucester, to Thos. Wilson. Is about to leave London, and proffers his services. If he has occasion to write to him, he may have weekly messengers, either clothiers or carriers, at the Bell. Friday Street, and the letter will be delivered within three days.
Sept. 1. 4. Statement of debts unpaid by the Crown on the last Ladyday and Midsummer-day, and of those that will fall due on Michaelmas-day.
Sept. 3.
Venice.
5. Summary of the Bull of Paul V. for celebrating the jubilee; grant of indulgences, &c. Printed.
Sept. 4.
Windsor.
Proclamation for proroguing the Parliament. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 183.]
Sept. 5. Grant to John Bolls, Alderman of London, of the office of all writs and processes, called the King's letters, with bills, declarations, &c, before counsellors or commissioners in the North of England. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 79.]
Sept. 5.
Tavistock.
6. William Earl of Bath to the Council. Sends the examinations, &c., of three persons arrived at Barnstaple out of Portugal, which confirm the report he had previously sent from Ireland. Hopes soon to return a certificate of the Musters of the county. The merchants are daily robbed at sea by pirates.
Sept. 7.
Milton.
7. [Sir] Wm. Fitzwilliam to Salisbury. Denies wishing to enter into litigation with Sir Rob. Wingfield. Their disputes are referred to Lord Burleigh.
Sept. 7. 8. George Lambton, alias the Archpriest Birkhead, to Thos. Lancaster, alias Dr. Thos. Worthington, President of Douay College. Will make his (Worthington's) wants generally known, but great distress exists among the priests in England, and the money he receives is insufficient for the necessity of those in prison, &c. Proposal that six or seven learned doctors be appointed at Douay, to study and answer the heretical books. Is glad the Bible is so forward.
Sept. 8.
Haling.
9. Earl of Nottingham to the King. Names of parties who can claim deer for their fee. The right of granting the warrants pertains to His Majesty only and the Justices in Eyre. Has restrained the issue of warrants for them.
Sept. 8.
Stallingborough.
10. Commissioners of the Sewers for Lindsey, co. Lincoln, to Salisbury. Suit for others to be added to the Commission.
Sept. ? 11. Names of Commissioners of Sewers for Lindsey, co. Lincoln, and of knights and gentlemen resident but not in the commission.
Sept. 9. Grant to John Earl of Mar and John Lord Erskine, his son, on the death of Edm. Lord Sheffield, of the office of bringing wild beasts into the castle and lordship of Hatfield and Thorne, co. York. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 19.]
Sept. 9.
Canterbury.
12. Leonard Lawrence to Thos. Wilson. Has taken down the inner part of the gate at Canterbury, which will yield sixty or seventy loads of stone fit for London. Refrains from meddling with the outer part till further instructions, because "the townsmen keep so much ado."
Sept. 12. 13. Sir Geo. Carew to Sir Edw. Phelips, Speaker. Is not able to discharge his duty as Member for St. Germains, and therefore requests that a new writ may be issued.
Sept. 12.
Ashridge.
14. Lord Chancellor Ellesmere to Salisbury. Hopes to devote his little remnant of life to the King. Will remain away till he is fully sure of his house being clear [of the plague]. His wife is sorry that the coach and coachhorses did not suit as well as she wished, whereon is grown a quarrel between her, her horses, and coachman, which will trouble the most formal Justice of Peace in Middlesex to appease it.
Sept. 14.
Salisbury House.
Earl of Salisbury to the Officers of Customs for London. To permit Ambrose Genings to ship certain iron ordnance provided for his new vessel, the Amity of Plymouth. [Dom. Corresp., April 22, 1609.]
Sept. 15. 15. Rental of the Manor of Abington Magna, renewed upon view of the several copyholds, &c.
Sept. 15. 16. Certificate of deaths and burials in Westminster and its liberties during the last week.
Sept. 15. 17. Sir Hen. Nevill to [Sir Thos. Windebank]. Excuses himself for not returning home to dine with him, having been carried as far as Cranborne in chase of a deer.
Sept. 17.
Hampton Court.
Warrant to pay to Sir Alex. Hay, Secretary for Scotland, 636£. 1s. 5d. for charges of levying, &c., 200 men out of Scotland for Ireland. [Ind. Wt. Bk. II., p. 67.]
Sept. 17. 18. Certificate by John Hone, Magistrate, of the truth of a statement prefixed, by Peter Bales, dated Aug. 16, to the effect that he had been urged by John Danyell to tell the truth about the Earl of Essex's letter, which was that in 1599, Danyell brought him some letters from the Earl to the Countess, which they read together, and of which several copies were made. Danyell thought there was some mystery in the letters, and would have revealed them to the Council, but was persuaded to give them up to the Countess of Essex.
Sept ? 19. Petition of John Danyell to Salisbury. Is turned out of his estates in spite of his willingness to pay his fine; and although the fine is given by the King to the Earl of Clanricarde, his bonds for payment of it are still detained in the Exchequer; solicits the return of the whole or some part of them, for relief of his family.
Sept ? 20. Petition of Rob. Thickpenny, servant of the Earl of Clanricarde, to Salisbury. For confirmation of an order that the bonds given into the Exchequer by John Danyell should be kept in the Court for prosecution of his fine, until it was discharged, notwithstanding the untrue representations of Danyell that the fine had been transferred to the Earl of Clanricarde, and his petition thereon for their surrender.
Sept. 18.
Plymouth.
21. Sir Ric. Hawkins to the Council. Explains the cause of his resistance to the Commission of the Admiralty for examining his conduct in discovering pirates, &c. Randall's threats against him. His active prosecution of pirates, in his office as Vice Admiral of Devon.
Sept. ? 22. Same to the Earl of Salisbury. His twenty-eight years' service overthrown in a moment, by the censure passed on him for releasing the goods of three suspected persons; deplores his error and begs remission of his fine, which he is unable to pay.
Sept. 20.
Eton.
23. Dud. Carleton to J. Chamberlain. Has visited Lord Norris at Bath. The City ditch is being cleansed. Answer to the King's book, by Parsons. Earl Dunbar returned from Scotland, with a legion of Scots worse than the former. Parliament is put off until February, on account of the sickness; death of Capt. Whitelock, &c., of it.
Sept. 20.
London.
24. John Colleton, recusant, to Robt. Parsons. Explains the reasons which induced him to become Mr. Blackwell's substitute. Causes and remedies for the dissensions between the priests and the Jesuits. Importance of appointing Catholic Bishops for England.
[Sept.] 25. Sir Roger Wilbraham to [Salisbury]. The King will grant Mr. Harvey, the Queen's surgeon, certain lands of the late Duke of Buckingham, if his right in them be undoubted; but if it be questionable, then Harvey is to have only the benefit that may arise from composition with the ancient tenants, whom his Majesty will not dispossess without a clear right. Incloses,
25. I. Inquisition before Charles Lloyd and others, as to the King's title to the lands of Crygion Mores, Gare Mill, and Beythim Forest, co. Montgomery, late possessions of Edward Duke of Buckingham, with certificate by the Solicitor General Sir Fras. Bacon and Sir Hen. Montague, that the King's title is clear. Poole, Sept. 20. Prefixed is the warrant for the above inquisition, dated July 11, 1608.
[Sept. 20.] 26. Second Charter granted by James I. to the City of London. Imperfect.
Sept. 21. Grant to Wm. Bing of the office of Captain of Deal Castle, co. Kent. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 78.]
Sept. 21. Grant to Ralph and Wm. Unning of the office of Arras-makers to the King. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 78.]
Sept. 21.
London.
27. Robt. Mason to James Thorny. Private affairs relating to a gentlewoman, &c.
Sept. 21.
Hampton Court.
28. Earl of Salisbury to the Officers of Customs. To permit Sir Marmaduke Darell and Sir Thos. Bludder, Victuallers of the Navy, to ship 200 tuns of beer yearly, in lieu of ox-hides exported by Mr. Bash, late Victualler.
Sept. 21.
Hampton Court.
29. Grant of incorporation and confirmation of privileges, &c., of the ancient town of Loshwithiel, Cornwall.
Sept. 22. 30. Earl of Northumberland to Salisbury. Although a prisoner, begs his help in the matter of some leases which he holds of the King in Wales.
Sept. 22. 31. Charges of the repairs at the new Banquetting House, Whitehall, and divers others of His Majesty's houses, in August last.
Sept. 32. E. Reynoldes to Owen Reynoldes. Should the Lord Privy Seal press Mr. Mills for a directory of the profits of office, he has advised him to request his Lordship to forbear therein, until the controversy be heard and decided, &c. Sorry the sickness increases.
Sept. 23.
Enfield.
33. Same to the Same. Sends a second packet to Mr. Mills. Will not fail to be in London on Michaelmas Day, to take his turn of attendance.
[Sept. 24.] Special Commission to Robert Earl of Salisbury and others, to receive the account of Dudley Rowland and other officers, as to ordnance and armoury stores. [Grant Bk., p. 42.]
Sept. 25. Grant to Alex. Serle, of the office of Receiver of Fines in all ecclesiastical or sea-faring matters. [Ind. Wt Bk., p. 79.]
Sept. 25. 34. Earl of Southampton to Salisbury. Great scarcity of corn. Desires a warrant for -- Hall to transport 100 qrs. of grain from Sandwich to Southampton. Corn brought from foreign parts.
Sept. 25. 35. Thos. Thomson to Thos. Wilson. Demolition of the building at Canterbury, and shipment of the stores for London, for the Earl of Salisbury's use.
Sept. 25.
Rose Castle.
36. Robinson Bishop of Carlisle to Salisbury. Has preferred a humble petition to his Majesty for relief; if it find favour, he will be able, according to the Apostolic precept, to owe no man anything, and to maintain hospitality.
Sept. 25.
Hampton Court.
Warrant to pay to the Governor, &c., of the Levant Company 3,000£., to further the restitution of the Prince of Moldavia. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 63.]
Sept. 26. 37. The King to Viscount Fenton, Steward of Ampthill. To take measures for protection of the game there, which has been much spoiled of late.
Sept. 26. 38. The King to [the President of the Council in the North.] To give John Lepton a place under him, to which he has been already recommended. Lepton is to pay him 6d. for the seal of every letter or process; care to be taken that no unnecessary delays or oppressions take place.
Sept. 26.
Plymouth.
39. Jas. Bagg to Thos. Wilson. Has despatched by ship 80,000 helling stones, of the best blue slate.
Sept. 27.
Ascott.
40. John Chamberlain to Dud. Carleton. Carleton's two sisters are going on a pilgrimage to St. Winifred's well. News of Lady Sandys; and death of Will. Parker. The Queen dined with Sir Hen. Lee, who has given a suit of armour, value 200£., to the Prince.
Sept. 27.
Cawood Castle.
41. Mathew Archbp. of York to Salisbury. Has communicated to the Bishops in his diocese, the letter of the Council, concerning horse arms and furniture to be found by the clergy of that province.
[Sept.] 42. List of debts which will be due by the Crown before Michaelmas next, with monthly payments then due.
Sept. 43. Rough estimate of the expenses of the Navy in 1607, as compared with those to be paid before Christmas 1608.
Sept. ? 44. Reasons alleged by the merchants trading to Bourdeaux, for a proclamation to prohibit the import of any new wines before the First of December.
Sept. 27. 45. Note of allowance to Sir John Swinnerton, out of his rent for French wines, of certain sums for extra quantities of wine for the King's household.
Sept. 27. 46. Order by Salisbury for an estimate of the wines taken up for the King's household; with notes of what payments should be made by the Farmers of Wines.
Sept. ? 47. Note of the expenses of wines for the King's household, and of the proportions paid by the Farmers of the Customs.
Sept. 28.
King's College.
48. Dr. Roger Goad, Vice Chancellor of Cambridge, to Salisbury. On a bloody quarrel in King's College; begs his interference as Chancellor. Incloses,
48. I. Examinations of John Eusden and Thomas Scamp, Aug. 23, and Roger Goad, Aug. 25, respecting the wounds inflicted on the latter by Mr. Lisle.
48. II. Examination of Hen. Beamond, Under Porter, touching his letting out of King's College gate Mr. Woodyer and another person, Aug. 27.
48. III. Abstract of the above depositions, taken for the use of Lord Salisbury. Nov. 2.
Sept. ? 49. Wm. Lisle to Salisbury. Did not fly from justice as is supposed. The heads of Colleges refused to prosecute him further: submits to his Lordship's jurisdiction; but his deprivation would frustrate the fruits of 30 years' study in the University.
[Sept. 29.] 50. Declaration of the account of Lord Stanhope, Treasurer of the Chamber, for the past year.
[Sept. 29.] 51. List of grants of the benefits of recusants, stating their names and those of the parties to whom they are granted.
[Sept. 29.] 52. Statement of arrears outstanding in the accounts of various collectors for the Duchy of Cornwall.
[Sept. 29.]
Michaelmas.
53. Abstract of the lands demised by lease, parcel of the manors lately mortgaged to the City of London by Queen Elizabeth, and now redeemed.
[Sept. 29.] 54. Duplicate of the above.
[Sept. 29.] 55. Memorandum of commissions for enquiring concerning concealed lands in several counties, since Michaelmas 1606.
Sept. ? 56. Estimate of the probable amounts of Sir Roger Aston's accounts for the Great Wardrobe, in 1607 and 1608.
[Sept. 29.] 57. Account of Sir Roger Aston, Master of the King's Great Wardrobe, for the past year.
[Sept. 29.] 58. Memorandum of leases of lands demised in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Indorsed, "Geo. Margitts."
[Sept. 30.] 59. Account of powder, munition, &c., delivered out of the Ordnance stores, for supply of ships, castles, and forts, triumphs and funerals, proofs of ordnance, &c., in Ireland, for 2¾ years.
Sept. ? 60. Warrant to Sir Hen. Fanshaw, and others, commanding process against Fras. Bullingham, Sub-collector for the late Bishop of Lincoln for the clergy subsidies, to be stayed on certain conditions.
Sept. ? 61. The Council to the Lieutenants and Deputy Lieutenants of Counties. Recommend a certain person [John Nicholson] to supply the store of powder, as ordered to be replenished for defence of the county. [See June 30, 1608.]
Sept. ? 62. Edward Lord Wotton to Salisbury. Begs him to excuse his absence till the musters are dispatched, when he will fly to Court.
Sept. 63. Note of charges of buildings and repairs done at Somerset House, since 1st Oct. 1607.