Freedom

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W. H. and H. C. Overall (editors)

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1878

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145-164

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'Freedom', Analytical index to the series of records known as the Remembrancia: 1579-1664 (1878), pp. 145-164. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=59933 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Freedom.

I. 23. Letter from Sir Christopher Hatton to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, soliciting them to admit Richard Bateman to the Freedom.
2nd February, 1579.

I. 30. Letter from Lady Ann Wraye (fn. 1) to Sir Rowland Hayward, Knight, and the Court of Aldermen, for the like for her servant, Thomas Hudd.
Circa 1580.

I. 31. Letter from the Lord Mayor to Lady Wraye, in reply, stating that the Aldermen could not comply with her request; because of the injury done to the Citizens, who served for their Freedom, by making strangers free.
2nd June, 1580.

I. 63. Letter from the Lord Mayor to Doctor Wilson, one of the principal Secretaries to the Queen, acknowledging the receipt of his letter, on behalf of John Leonard, to be admitted to the Freedom, and informing him that the Court of Aldermen were unable to comply with his wishes, on account of the number of poor Artificers and Citizens being so great and so eaten out of their trades and living by strangers and foreigners.
24th November, 1579.

I. 69. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Earl of Warwick, acknowledging the receipt of his several letters requesting the grant of the Freedom to Henry Rodes and John Leonard. They had agreed to admit the former; but on account of the many grants of a like nature, both to his Lordship and his friends, to the great dissatisfaction of the poor and the Artificers of the City, they requested him to forbear pressing them any further on the matter.
24th November, 1579.

I. 76. Letter from the Lord Mayor to ......................, acknowledging the receipt of his Letter in favour of admitting Christopher Amisse to the Freedom. They found that he was not a resident of the City, and that he had used the trade of Merchandise. If they should admit him to the Freedom, he would be free of the prisage of wines, to the prejudice of Her Majesty and to the Earl of Warwick, in his office of butlerage.
9th February, 1578.

I. 82. Letter from Lady Dorothy Stafford (fn. 2) to the Lord Mayor, on behalf of William Weekes, who had been by the Aldermen disfranchised; and requesting that his case might be inquired into, and if it should be found that the fault had been committed by his master, who made him free, the master should be punished, and the poor man restored to the Freedom.
10th February, 1579.

I. 83. Letter from the Lord Mayor to Lady Dorothy Stafford, in reply, informing her that although Weekes had not reported the case truthfully, yet, upon her earnest supplication, the Court of Aldermen had agreed to restore him to the Freedom upon his submission.
11th February, 1579.

I. 85. Letter from the Lord Mayor to Sir Christopher Hatton, stating that the Court of Aldermen regretted they were unable to comply with his request for a grant of the Freedom to Richard. Bateman.
11th February, 1579.

I. 92. Letter from the Lord Mayor to Sir William Cordell, (fn. 3) Knight, Master of the Rolls, informing him that the Court of Aldermen had, at his request, admitted the two young men to the Freedom of the Waxchandlers' Company.
8th March, 1579.

I. 120. Letter from some of the Lords of the Council to the Lord Mayor, requesting that Arthur Hestins, who had married a Freewoman of the City, might be admitted to the Freedom in the Salters' Company.
11th August, 1580.

I. 121. Letter from Ambrose, Earl of Warwick, to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, requesting that Roger Farmer, who was desirous of keeping an inn within the City, might be admitted to the Freedom in the Innholder's Company.
30th August, 1580.

I. 122. Letter from the Lord Mayor to Ambrose, Earl of Warwick, expressing his regret that the same could not be complied with, on account of the great number who had already been admitted.
15th September, 1580.

I. 123. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Earls of Lincoln (fn. 4) and Bedford, (fn. 5) and to Sir James Croft, Knight, stating that the Court of Aldermen regretted they could not, with due regard to the state of the City and the good opinion of the Commons, comply with their request for the admission of Arthur Hestins to the Freedom.
15th September, 1580.

I. 134. Letter from Peter Osborne (fn. 6) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, praying them to admit his servant, Robert Nicholls, to the Freedom by patrimony; and stating that his father, Thomas Nicholls, was presented in the Cooks' Hall by John Johnson the elder, as his apprentice, and was so enrolled in the Chamber of London; whilst serving his master, he was chosen chief cook by the late Lord Cromwell, Earl of Essex; he subsequently married Widow Green, a Grocer, who dwelt next the Cow's Face, in West Cheap, towards the great Conduit. The said Thomas was always reported to be free; and although search had been made for his freedom in the Cooks' Hall and the Chamber of London, it appeared, through the negligence of keeping the books, the date of his Freedom could not be found.
13th September, 1580.

I. 142. Letter from Sir Francis Walsingham to the Lord Mayor, requesting that Christopher Todd, Silk Weaver, might be admitted to the Freedom of the Merchant Taylors' Company.
26th March, 1579.

I. 144. Letter from Sir Walter Mildmay to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, requesting that Nicholas Hurdis, Tailor, might be admitted to the Freedom.
13th October, 1580.

I. 163. Letter from the Lord Chancellor (Bromley) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, soliciting them to admit Robert Bradley to the Freedom of the Musicians' Company.
16th July, 1580.

I. 167. Letter from Sir Francis Knowles, (fn. 7) Sir Francis Walsing ham, and Ambrose, Earl of Warwick, to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, soliciting them to admit John Parkes, upon the recommendation of the Earl of Bedford, to the Freedom in the Clothworkers' Company.
29th December, 1580.

I. 190. Letter from the Earl of Leicester to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, on behalf of James Flower, who, having served his master, a Carpenter, for seven or eight years diligently within the City, could not be made free because his master had not taken up his Freedom until within the last two years, and requesting notwithstanding that he might be admitted.
From the Court, 4th March, 1580.

I. 192. Letter from Henry Pembroke (fn. 8) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, requesting that his servant Rensey might be admitted to the Freedom in the Painters' Company.
11th March, 1580.

I. 193. Letter from the Lords of the Council to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, requesting that one Burkshawe might be admitted to the Freedom in the Company of Waxchandlers.
19th March, 1580.

I. 194. Letter from G. Gerrard (fn. 9) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, requesting that his servant, George Corlus, might be admitted to the Freedom.
3rd April, 1581.

I. 195. Letter from the Lords of the Council to the Lord Mayor, requesting that Roger Tanner might be admitted to the Freedom in the Innholders' Company.
16th April, 1581.

I. 196. Letter from William Ayloffe (fn. 10) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, thanking them for the favour shown to his brother, and requesting them to admit his servant, who had been brought up in the occupation of a Man's Tailor, to the Freedom of that Company.
18th April, 1581.

I. 197. Letter from Sir Christopher Hatton to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, requesting that Edward Warren, a native of Northampton, might be admitted to the Freedom.
29th April, 1581.

I. 198. Letter from Alexander Nowell (fn. 11) and William Fulke, (fn. 12) for the like for Peter Waters, a Stationer, of Cambridge.
(Circa 1581.)

I. 202. Letter from Francis, Earl of Bedford, to the Lord Mayor, requesting that Anthony Clerke might be made free of the Costermongers of the City.
Bedford House, 19th May, 1581.

I. 208. Letter from William, Lord Burghley, to the Lord Mayor, requesting that Gilles Fielde, who had served him as a Joiner for the last seven years, might be made free of the Joiners' Company.
3rd June, 1581.

I. 211. Letter from William Ayloffe to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, thanking them for the courtesy shown to his brother, and for admitting his servant to the Freedom.
Chancery Lane, 13th June, 1581.

I. 212. Letter from Robert, Earl of Leicester, to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, requesting that Edward Tyder, the servant and apprentice of Philip Beast, resident in Spain, and free of the Company of Goldsmiths, might be admitted to the Freedom of that Company.
13th June, 1581.

I. 213. Letter from Robert, Earl of Leicester, to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, thanking them for admitting James Flower to the Freedom.
Dated from the Court, 20th June, 1581.

I. 215. Letter from Sir Christopher Hatton to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, requesting them to admit Richard Franklin to the Freedom.
20th June, 1581.

I. 223. Letter from Charles, Lord Howard (fn. 13) to the Lord Mayor, for the like for Ambrose Smith, late Her Majesty's servant.
11th July, 1581.

I. 225. Letter from Philip Skudamore to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, for the like for William Smart, Cordwainer.
12th July, 1581.

I. 231. Same as No. 215.
20th June, 1581.

I. 234. Letter from Charles, Lord Howard, to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, thanking them for the favour shown to Ambrose Smith.
25th July, 1581.

I. 238. Letter from Dr. Valentine Dale to the Lord Mayor, informing him that, by command of the Queen, he had written to the Carpenters' Company on behalf of the bearer to be admitted to the Freedom of that Company, and requesting that his desire might be granted.
15th July, 1581.

I. 292. Letter from Sir Walter Mildmay to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, soliciting the Freedom for Anthony Handes.

Dated from his House at Great St. Bartholomew's,
8th November, 1581.

I. 293. Letter from John Southcot (fn. 14) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, soliciting the Freedom for John Goddard, in order that he might carry on the business of a Brewer within the City.
10th November, 1581.

I. 381. Letter from Dr. Valentine Dale to the Lord Mayor, informing him that John Foxley had been commended by Her Majesty to be admitted a Freeman of the Carpenters' Company, and that he needed his favour for his admittance, and requesting that it might be granted.
9th July, 1582.

I. 382. Letter from F.......... Rutland (fn. 15) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, soliciting the Freedom for his servant, Roger Wood.
Dated from his House in the Strand, 20th July, 1582.

I. 391. Letter from Dr. Valentine Dale to Sir James Harvey, Knight, Lord Mayor, expressing regret that the request he had made by command of the Queen to admit John Foxley to the Freedom had not been complied with.
28th July, 1582.

I. 392. Letter from the Lord Mayor in reply, stating that he had been wrongly informed, for upon the request being made the Court of Aldermen had admitted Foxley to the Freedom without payment.
31st July, 1582.

I. 396. Letter from Henry Cobham (fn. 16) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, thanking them for admitting his servant, Benidick Barwik, to the Freedom.
Dated from Paris, 15th August, 1582.

I. 399. Letter from Lady Ursula Walsingham (fn. 17) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, requesting that her servant, Thomas Rothwell, might be admitted to the Freedom of the Merchant Taylors' Company.
Dated from Barnellmes, 8th September, 1582.

I. 400. Copy of No. 382.
20th July, 1582.

I. 424. Letter from the Earl of Shrewsbury (fn. 18) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, requesting them to admit his servant, Robert, Croseleye, to the Freedom.
16th October, 1582.

I. 425. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Earl of Shrewsbury, in reply, stating that Crosseley had been lately convicted of dealing against the laws of the City in a dangerous and hurtful trade; upon his submission the City, had remitted his forfeiture of the value of nearly 200l., upon his entering into bond not to commit the same again; they therefore thought he should rest contented.
20th November, 1582.

I. 435. Letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury (fn. 19) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, thanking them for admitting John Grayson to the Freedom.
28th November, 1582.

I. 444. Similar letter to No. 399.
13th December, 1582.

I. 479. Letter from Sir Edward Cary (fn. 20) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, requesting them to admit a foreigner who had married the widow of a Freeman to the Freedom of the Plasterers' Company.
Dated from his House at Barkhamsted Park, 8th February, 1582.

I. 480. Letter from H. Sydney (fn. 21) to Sir Thomas Blanke, (fn. 22) Knight, Lord Mayor, requesting that William Allen, who had been bound to Stephen Emesworth, Clothworker, who died before his apprenticeship had been completed, but who had served the remainder of his term with some of the like trade, might be admitted to the Freedom of the said Company.
Ludlow Castle, 18th November, 1582.

I. 483. Letter from Sir Owyn Hopton (fn. 23) to the Lord Mayor, requesting the grant of the Freedom to George Smalye, a Shoemaker.
The Tower, 18th February, 1582.

I. 485. Letter from Sir Gilbert Gerrard to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, requesting them to admit John Bridges to the Freedom in the Company of Cutlers.
The Rolls, 18th February, 1582.

I. 505. Letter from William Lord Burghley to the Lord Mayor, stating that Humphrey Rowland had obtained the consent of the Company of Cutlers to admit him to the Freedom of their Company, if he could obtain the consent of his Lordship and the Aldermen, and recommending him to their favourable consideration.
12th June, 1583.

I. 516. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Lord Treasurer, acknowledging his letter recommending Humphrey, Rowland, maker of Lantern Horns, to be admitted into the Freedom of the Cutlers' Company. It was against the ordinances of the City that any person should be made free by gift in a Company contrary to the art which he used; they were, nevertheless, willing to satisfy his request, but the Company of Horners, hearing of the application of Rowland, petitioned for the stay of his admission, and they had directed the Wardens of that craft to attend upon his Lordship with their Petition, and to answer any matter he might require.
31st June, 1583.

I. 523. Letter from Henry, Lord Hunsdon (fn. 24) to the Lord Mayor requesting that John Young, sometime servant to Lewis Vanderbeck, Weaver, late of Mile End, might be admitted to the Freedom in the Company of Weavers.
23rd June, 1583.

I. 543. Letter from John Hertford to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, stating that John Yeoman, a Merchant Tailor, dwelling in Southwark, had taken as an apprentice for nine years the son of John Verre, a Frenchman, a free denizen, who had been enrolled according to the custom of the City; he had served three years, and had ascertained that, according to an Act of Common Council, no stranger's son, although born in London, could be made free of the City; he therefore requested that at the expiration of his term of apprenticeship he might be admitted to the Freedom.
Tottenham Lodge, 5th September, 1583.

I. 612. Letter from the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen to Sir Robert Cecil, (fn. 25) Knight, acknowledging the receipt of his letter requesting them to admit George White to the Freedom of the City in the Armourers' Company. They had called before them the said White, and he had stated that he understood not the trade of an Armourer, but had followed that of a Gardener. The grant to the Company was that they should admit to the Freedom of that Society those only who carried on the trade of an Armourer, which at this time there had been especial use for. With regard to admitting him to the Freedom of the City, that power had been vested only in the Common Council; they could not, therefore, comply with his request.
4th December, 1592.

I. 633. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Lord Treasurer, acknowledging the receipt of his letter recommending the admission of Arnold James into the Freedom of the Brewers' Company. The Court of Aldermen had no power to grant his request, but if he would write a letter to the Common Council he would lay the same before them.
24th February, 1592.

I. 639. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Lord Treasurer, stating that the usual Court of Aldermen had not been held on account of the death of Sir Edward Osborn, (fn. 26) Knight. He had conferred with the Aldermen, who were willing to grant his request for the admission of Arnold James to the Freedom. The granting of Freedoms had been taken into the hands of the Common Council, which body he intended to call together shortly, and to whom he would submit his Lordship's request.
20th February, 1591.

II. 7. Letter from the Earl of Essex (fn. 27) to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, soliciting them to admit one Colquite to the Freedom.
9th February, 1593.

II. 8. Letter from the Earl of Essex to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, for the like for Lawrence Hethercampe.
16th June, 1594.

II. 9. Letter from Lord Hunsdon to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, soliciting them to admit his servant, Richard Gauntlet, to the Freedom in the Armourers' Company.
30th July, 1594.

II. 10. Letter from Charles Lord Howard to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and others, soliciting the Freedom for Thomas Stevenson.
1st August, 1594.

II. 12. Letter from Charles Lord Howard to the Lord Mayor, begging him to admit Thomas Stevenson to the Freedom of one of the twelve Companies.
19th August, 1594.

II. 23. Letter from William, Lord Burghley to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs, soliciting them to admit William Chattie, Under-Clerk in the Custom House, to the Freedom.
9th July, 1594.

II. 24. Letter (being a second application) from the Earl of Essex to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, soliciting them to admit Lawrence Hethercampe to the Freedom by Redemption.
12th July, 1594.

II. 25. Letter from Thomas, Lord Buckhurst, to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, thanking them for admitting Walter Breuster, his servant, to the Freedom.
15th July, 1594.

II. 28. Letter from William, Lord Burghley, to the Lord Mayor, soliciting him to admit John Trevillian to the Freedom, upon the recommendation of Sir George Peckham. (fn. 28)
20th July, 1594.

II. 29. Further Letter upon the same subject.
21st July, 1594.

II. 49. Letter from Sir John Fortescue (fn. 29) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, soliciting them to admit Nicholas Price, Silk Weaver, to the Freedom.
— February, 1594.

II. 67. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Lord Chamberlain, informing him that the Court of Common Council had granted his request, and admitted Richard Gauntlet to the Freedom.
29th August, 1594.

II. 68. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Lord High Admiral, intimating that the Court of Common Council had granted his request, and admitted Thomas Stevenson to the Freedom.
29th August, 1594.

II. 91. Letter from the Lord Mayor to Lord Buckhurst, acknow ledging the receipt of his letter on behalf of John Dawes to be re-admitted into the Freedom of the Company of Drapers, whereof he was disfranchised some two years since, and informing him that Dawes had obtained the Freedom of the Company by fraud.
17th March, 1594.

II. 147. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Earl of Essex, informing him that he had laid his letter before the Aldermen and Common Council, who had consented to his request, and admitted Mr. Fowkes to the Freedom; and that licence had been given to Edward King to purvey Poultry to his Lordship during the time of Lent.
2nd March, 1595.

II. 294. Letter from the Lord Mayor to Lord Viscount Haddington, (fn. 30) regretting that his request to admit John Baker to the Freedom could not be complied with, he being a stranger.
2nd August, 1607.

III. 25. Letter from Lord Lyle, by command of the Queen, to the Lord Mayor, requesting that John Lymiers, a Goldsmith, might be admitted a Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company.
Baynard's Castle, 9th October, 1611.

III. 26. Letter from the Lord Mayor to Lord Lyle, in reply, stating that the Court of Aldermen had agreed to admit Lymiers to the Freedom, if he were capable, but finding that he was a stranger born, and so not capable by the ancient laws and customs of the City, he felt assured Her Majesty would vouchsafe their just and reasonable excuse.
10th October, 1611.

III. 48. Letter from Sir Thomas Lake, by the King's command, to the Lord Mayor, requesting an answer to a letter to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, in favour of John Le Myre, servant to the Queen, to be made free of the City.
7th May, 1612.

III. 49. Letter from the Lord Mayor, in reply, stating that John Le Myre was a stranger born, and therefore could only be made free by Act of Common Council, which Act had lately been strictly stood upon by the Commons of the City, but that they had determined, in all humble and serviceable regard to His Majesty's letters, to move the same to the next Common Council, and do their best endeavours in that behalf.
10th May, 1612.

III. 51. Letter from John King, Lord Bishop of London, to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, soliciting them to admit to the Freedom, Richard Wilkes, who had contracted matrimony during the term of his apprenticeship.
Fulham, 18th June, 1612.

III. 83. Letter from the King to the Lord Mayor, for the admission to the Freedom of Francisco Pinto, a stranger and old inhabitant of the City, and one who had done him some service.
Newmarket, 28th February, 10 James I.

III. 113. Letter from the Earl of Nottingham, Lord High Admiral, to the Lord Mayor, soliciting the admission of James Waff to the Freedom.
13th October, 1613.

III. 115. Letter from W. Knollis (fn. 31) (in margin Lord Knollis), for the like for Edward Warde.
Whitehall, 16th November, 1613.

III. 116. Letter from Robert Lord Lisle, for the like for Roger Ascoll.
Somerset House, 17th November, 1613.

III. 117. Letter from Gilbert, Earl of Shrewsbury, (fn. 32) for the admission of William Sutton into the Freedom of the Cooks' Company.
From his House in Broad Street, 1st December, 1613.

III. 138. Letter from Alice, (fn. 33) Countess of Derby, to the Lord Mayor, soliciting the Freedom for Richard Peade, a Dyer, a near kinsman to one of her servants.
York House, 16th March, 1613.

III. 142. Letter from the Duke of Lenox to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, for the like for his tailor, Robert Morehead.
Whitehall, 2nd May, 1614.

III. 143. Letter from Clement Edmonds, Clerk of the Council, to the Lord Mayor, soliciting the Freedom in the Woodmongers' Company for one Cannings, a poor carman.
12th May, 1614.

III. 163. Letter from the Duke of Lenox to the Lord Mayor, soliciting the admission to the Freedom of Adrian Marius, a Bookseller, born in England, of French parents, and who had lived in London many years.
Whitehall, 14th July, 1614.

III. 166. Letter from Sir Thomas Parry (fn. 34) to the Lord Mayor, in support of the application of Adrain Marius to be admitted to the Freedom.
The Savoy, 22nd June, 1614.

III. 174. Letter from Sir Thomas Parry to the Lord Mayor elect (Sir Thomas Hayes), soliciting the admission to the Freedom, during his year of office, of William Lusher, who had served his apprenticeship to a Freeman of the Merchant Taylors' Company, but, for some reason not explained, was not entitled to his Freedom.
The Duchy House at the Savoy, 12th October, 1614.

IV. 26. Letter from Sir George Villiers (fn. 35) to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, soliciting the Freedom for Zacharie Raytinck, a Tallowchandler.
From the Court at Newmarket, 7th April, 1616.

IV. 40. Letter from John (Overall), (fn. 36) Lord Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, soliciting the Freedom in the Company of Haberdashers for John Coxseter.
Austinfriars, 17th November, 1616.

IV. 90. Letter from Mr. Justice Houghton (fn. 37) to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, soliciting the Freedom for Thomas Broade.
24th November, 1617.

IV. 99. Letter from Lord Zouch (fn. 38) to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, in support of the application of Edward Clark, a Freeman, who desired to be disfranchised.
Philip Lane, 4th February, 1617.

V. 36. Letter from ["the Lord Chancellor" (fn. 39) in margin] to the Lord Mayor, renewing his request for the admission of John Paine, Chandler, to the Freedom.
York House, 3rd October, 1619.

V. 37. Letter from Sir Henry Montagu, Lord Chief Justice of England, soliciting the admission of John Spekard, a Locksmith, dwelling in Bethlam, to the Freedom.
9th October, 1619

V. 38. Letter from the Earl of Pembroke (fn. 40) to the Lord Mayor, soliciting the Freedom for John Treverie.
(Circa 1619.)

V. 52. Letter from Sir Henry Yelverton, Attorney-General, to the Lord Mayor, soliciting the admission to the Freedom of a convenient number of the Petitioners whose Petition he enclosed (not mentioned who they were).
Gray's Inn, 27th January, 1619.

V. 83. Letter from Sir Lionel Cranfield (fn. 41) to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, requesting that his servant, who had been granted a Freedom in the Innholders' Company, but who, on account of his health, intended to reside in the country, might be allowed to nominate some person to be admitted in his stead.
Chelsea, 22nd August 1620.

V. 85. Letter from George, Lord Carew, (fn. 42) to the Lord Mayor, requesting that the Freedom might be granted to Henry Harvey.
Savoy, 25th September, 1620.

V. 91. Letter from Sir Clement Edmonds to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, for the like for Luke Dotin.
21st November, 1620.

VI. 152. Letter from the Earl of Bridgewater, (fn. 43) for the like for Thomas Trotter.
Barbican, 26th June, 1628.

VII. 47. Letter from the King, under his signet, to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, requesting them to admit to the Freedom, David Etgher, of London, merchant, son of Joas Etgher, late of London, merchant stranger, made a free denizen of the realm by Queen Elizabeth, upwards of fifty years previously.
Hampton Court, 30th September, 1630.

VIII. 1. Letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury (George Abbott, D.D.), to the Lord Mayor, soliciting the Freedom for Thomas Montford.
2nd March, 1613.

VIII. 2. Letter from Sir Thomas Egerton (fn. 44) to the Lord Mayor, for the like for Robert Newton.
21st February, 1613.

VIII. 10. Letter from Thomas Harris to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, for the like for his servant and minister (no name).
18th February, 1613.

VIII. 11. Letter from Francis Goston to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, for the like for Cuthbert Lyn.
17th August, 1614.

VIII. 25. Letter from Sir Thomas Lake to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, for the admission of John Prichard to the Freedom in the Company of C— (illegible).
2nd November, 1617.

VIII. 28. Letter signed "Jo Lincoln, elect Custos Sigilli" (fn. 45) to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, soliciting the Freedom for Roger Pimble.
1st October, 1621.

VIII. 38. Letter from Sir James Ley, Bart., (fn. 46) to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, for the like for William Shereston.
8th March, 1621.

VIII. 41. Letter from Sir George Calvert (fn. 47) to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, soliciting the Freedom for Gyles Horne, a tailor, who had taken a house within Temple Bar, without considering that he was a foreigner, until he perceived himself in some danger of being troubled.
22nd December, 1621.

VIII. 73. Letter from Sir Robert Heath to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, requesting them to admit to the Freedom by redemption one John Tailor, a haberdasher, who had served seven years, but only five by indenture, his master having died.
2nd November, 1624.

IX. 19. Letter signed William Morrice, by command of the King, recommending Walrane Lodowicke, merchant, to be admitted to the Freedom.
31st January, 1660.

IX. 38. Letter from the Duke of Manchester, Lord Chamberlain, to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, soliciting the Freedom for William Salkeld.
17th December, 1661.

IX. 43. Letter from Edward Nicholas, by command of the King, to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, requesting the Freedom on behalf of James Griffith, Carpenter, the make of an artificial water engine, and Samuel Knib, Locksmith.
(Circa 1662.)

IX. 51. Letter from Edward Nicholas, by command of the King, to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, requesting that Raphael Foliart, the Barber in ordinary, might be admitted to the Freedom.
27th August, 1662.

IX. 57. Letter from Sir Henry Bennet, (fn. 48) by command of the King, to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, requesting that Samuel Daveiger, a Portuguese, might be admitted to the Freedom.
23rd January, 1662–3.

IX. 77. Letter from the Earl of Clarendon, Lord Chancellor, requesting that Edward Gavill might be admitted to the Freedom in the Mercers' Company.
23rd December, 1663.

Footnotes

1 Daughter of Nicholas Girlington, of Normanby, Yorkshire. Wife of Sir Christopher Wray, Knight, Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench.
2 Wife of Sir William Stafford, of Blatherwick, Northamptonshire. She was the daughter of Henry Lord Stafford (only son of Edward, last Duke of Buckingham of that line, who was beheaded in 1521). During the reign of Queen Mary she lived in exile at Geneva (where her husband died), and afterwards at Basle. On the accession of Queen Elizabeth she returned to England. Her daughter, Lady Elizabeth, wife of Sir William Drury, of Halsted, Suffolk, and afterwards of Sir John Scott, of Nettlested, Kent, was a Lady of the Bedchamber to that Queen. Memorials of the Scotts, of Scotts Hall, Kent, by J. R. Scott, F.S.A.
3 Of Long Melford, Suffolk; called to the Bar, 1543; Solicitor-General, September 30th, 1553; Master of the Rolls, November 5th, 1557; chosen Speaker of the House of Commons, January 20th, 1558. He was one of the Commissioners appointed to conclude the Treaty of Peace, called the Treaty of Leith, 1561. In 1578 he entertained Queen Elizabeth at Melford Hall; died, May 17th, 1581.
4 Edward, ninth Lord Clinton; Lord High Admiral, 1551, again in 1558; created Earl of Lincoln, May 4th, 1572; died, January 16th, 1584–5.
5 Francis Russell, second Earl of Bedford; succeeded to the title 1555; died, 1585.
6 Second son of Richard Osborne, of Tyled Hall, Lackingdon, Essex, by Elizabeth Coke, his wife. Born, 1521; educated at Cambridge; appointed Clerk of the Faculties for life in 1551; Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Court of Exchequer, 1552–3. Lived in Wood Street, Cheapside. In 1561 he resided in Ivy Lane. Newgate Street; sat for Horsham in Parliament, 1562–3; for Guildford, 1571; and for the City of Westminster, 1588–9. Died, 7th June, 1592; buried in St. Faith's under St. Paul's.
7 Only son of Robert Knollys, of Rotherfield Greys, in Oxfordshire related by marriage to Queen Elizabeth. Educated at Cambridge; married Catherine, daughter of William Carey, by the Lady Mary Boleyn, Sister of Queen Anne Boleyn. Made Vice-Chamberlain of the Queen's Household. He represented Arundel in the Parliament of 1559; made M.A., August 10th, 1564; Treasurer of the Queen's Chamber, 1566. He, with Lord Scrope, had the custody of Mary, Queen of Scots, at Bolton Castle, 1568–9; Treasurer of the Household, 1571. He commanded part of the land force at the Spanish Armada, 1588–9; made K.G., 1593; died, 1596.
8 Henry, second Earl of, K.G., son of William, the first Earl; succeeded to the earldom, 1570; died, January 19th, 1600–1.
9 Gilbert Gerrard. Called to the Bar in 1539; created Serjeant, October 27th, 1558; made Attorney-General, January 22nd, 1559; Knighted, 1579; appointed Master of the Rolls, May 30th, 1581; died, February 4th, 1593. Buried at Ashley, Staffordshire.
10 One of the Justices of the Queen's Bench; called to the Bar in 1560; Reader of Lincoln's Inn, 1571; created Serjeant, 1577, and then raised to the Bench; died, November 8th, 1585.
11 Probably the Dean of St. Paul's.
12 Son of Christopher Fulke, of London. Educated at Cambridge; B.A., 1557–8; M.A., 1563; B.D., 1568; Chaplain to the Earl of Leicester, 1569; Rector of Great Wharley, Essex, 1571; D.D., 1572; Rector of Dennington, Suffolk, December, 1573; Master of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, May 10th, 1578; Vice-Chancellor of the University, 1582; nominated by Privy Council to confute Papists, 1582; died, August, 1589; buried at Dennington. Author of many theological and controversial works.
13 Charles, second Baron Howard of Effingham, born 1540; K.G., and Lord and Chamberlain of the Household, 1574; Lord High Admiral, 1584; commanded the Fleet which destroyed the Spanish Armada in 1588; commanded Fleet at taking of Cadiz in 1596, for which he was created Earl of Nottingham, October 22nd, 1596; resigned office of Lord High Admiral, 1619; died, December 14th, 1624.
14 Of the Middle Temple; one of the Judges of the Sheriff's Court, 1553; Reader, 1556–9; created Serjeant, April 19th, 1559; Justice of the Queen's Bench, February 10th, 1563; died, April 18th, 1585.
15 Probably Edward, third Earl of Rutland.
16 Eldest son of William Brooke, ninth Lord Cobham, whom he succeeded, March 6th, 1597. He was Ambassador to France in 1579; Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Governor of Dover Castle; charged with plotting against James the First, and his estates and honours forfeited, 1604; he died in 1619.
17 Second wife of Sir Francis Walsingham. She was the daughter to Henry St. Barbe, Esq., of Somersetshire, and widow of Richard Worsley, Esq. Her daughter, Frances Walsingham, married first, Sir Philip Sydney, the poet; secondly, Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex; and thirdly, Richard De Burgh, Earl of Clanricarde. Lady Walsingham died at Barne Elms, June 19th, 1602, and was buried in St. Paul's.
18 George, sixth Earl of Shrewsbury, K.G., son of Francis, the fifth Earl; succeeded to the title in 1560; Lord Lieutenant of York, Nottingham, and Derby, 1565; Lord High Steward for the trial of the Duke of Norfolk, January 16th, 1572; created Earl Marshal, 1572; died, 1590.
19 Edmund Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury. Educated at Magdalen College, Cambridge; made B.A., 1537; M.A., 1541; appointed by Ridley, Bishop of London, as his Chaplain, 1551; King's Chaplain, 1561. Upon the accession of Queen Mary, he fled to the Continent, returning in the next reign. He preached before the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London at St. Paul's, May 15th, 1559, upon which occasion the revised book of Common Prayer was used for the first time; elected Master of Pembroke, July 20th, 1559; Bishop of London, July 26th, 1559. In 1561 he gave 1,200l. towards the repairs of St. Paul's Cathedral. Archbishop of York, April 11th, 1570; of Canterbury, January 10th, 1576; died, July 6th, 1583.
20 Of Berkhampstead and Aldenham, Herts. Sworn of the Privy Chamber, 1577–8; Knighted in 1596; appointed Master of the Jewel House, and Keeper of Marylebone Park. Buried at Aldenham, August 6th, 1618. Ancestor of the present Viscount Falkland; for Pedigree, see Clutterbuck's "Hertfordshire," vol. i., p. 129.
21 Sir Henry Sydney, son of Sir William Sydney, K.G., Lord President of the Marches of Wales, 1560; created K.G., 1564; Lord-Deputy of Ireland, 1565, 1568, 1575; died, 5th May, 1586. Sir Henry was the father of the celebrated Sir Philip Sydney.
22 Haberdasher. Elected Alderman of Queenhithe, February 26th, 1572; chosen Sheriff, August 1st, 1574; removed to Cornhill, September 25th, 1582; elected Lord Mayor, September 29th, 1582; Knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Richmond, May 6th, 1582. Son of Thomas Blanke, Haberdasher, who resided in Gracechurch Street. Sir Thomas lived on St. Mary-at-Hill, in the house formerly called Abbot's Inn, the ancient town residence of the Abbot of Waltham; the property descended to him from his father, who, according to his will, dated June 2nd, 1562, had purchased it for 1,200l. It was destroyed in the fire of 1666. Sir Thomas died October 28th, 1588, and was buried in the Church of St. Maryat-Hill. His epitaph is given in Stowe, edit. 1720, book ii. p. 169; and also his wife's, who died February 2nd, 1596.
23 Son of Arthur Hopton, of Westwood, Suffolk, who married Anne, daughter of Sir David Owen, of Cowdry, Sussex, a natural son of Owen Tudor. Sir Owen was born in 1533: Knighted in 1561; Sheriff of Norfolk, 1565; held the office of Lieutenant of the Tower inter 1570–91. A letter from him to Lord Burghley, describing the performance of his duties, is printed in Ellis's 'Original Letters,' 3rd series, vol. iv. p. 67. He represented Suffolk, Middlesex, and Arundel in Parliament. He died in September, 1591, and was buried on the 26th of that month at Stepney; where also was buried, October 23rd, 1624, his daughter Mary, who married William Bruges, fourth Lord Chandos. Another daughter, Anne, married first Henry, third Lord Wentworth, who died in 1594, and subsequently Sir Wm. Pope, K.B., of Wroxton, Oxfordshire, created Earl of Downe, October 16th, 1628, (whose descendants are represented by the Baroness North); she was buried with her husband at Wroxton Church. His eldest son, Sir Arthur Hopton, of Witham, Somerset, who was Sheriff of that county in 1583, was the grandfather of Sir Ralph Hopton, the celebrated Royalist General of King Charles the First, by whom he was created Baron Hopton of Stratton, Cornwall, September 4th, 1643.
24 Henry Carey, Lord Hunsdon, K.G., the son and heir of William Carey and Mary his wife, daughter of Thomas, Earl of Wiltshire, sister of Queen Ann Boleyn, mother of Queen Elizabeth; created Baron Hunsdon by Her Majesty, January 13th, 1559; K.G., 1561, and Captain of the Queen's Guard; Lord Chamberlain, 1585. He had charge of the Queen's person, both in the Court and in the camp at Tilbury. Died at Somerset House, July 23rd, 1596.
25 First Earl of Salisbury, eldest son of Lord Burghley by his second wife, Mildred, daughter of Sir Anthony Coke, of Gidea Hall, Essex (grandson of Alderman Sir Thomas Coke, K.B., Sheriff in 1453, Lord Mayor 1462: vide Orridge's 'Citizens and their Rulers,' p. 26, et seq.), by his wife, Ann, daughter of Sir William Fitzwilliam, Merchant Taylor (ancestor of Earl Fitzwilliam), Alderman of Bread Street; Sheriff in 1506; one of the Household of Cardinal Wolsey, and subsequently Privy Councillor to Henry the Eighth; Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal; K.G., and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Alderman Fitzwilliam's wife was a daughter of Sir John Hawes, Mercer, Sheriff in 1500. The present Marquis of Salisbury is thus (in addition to being the great-grandson of Sir Crisp Gascoyne, Alderman of Vintry Ward, 1745–61; Sheriff in 1747, and Lord Mayor in 1753) the descendant of Aldermen Coke and Fitzwilliam, and Sir John Hawes.
26 Clothworker; elected Alderman of Castle Baynard, July 7th, 1573; chosen Sheriff, August 1st, 1575; removed to Candlewick, July 10th, 1576; chosen Lord Mayor, September 29th, 1583; President of St. Thomas's Hospital, 1586–91. Buried at St. Dionys, Backchurch. Billingsley translated to Candlewick, loco Osborne, deceased, February 17th, 1591. He was the son of Richard Osborne, of Ashford, Kent. He married Anne, daughter of Sir William Hewet, Lord Mayor in 1559. For the romantic story of his saving her life from drowning at London Bridge, see Strype's 'Stowe,' 1720, Book V. p. 133, and Thomson's 'Chronicles of London Bridge,' pp. 313–16. He was the ancestor of the Duke of Leeds. See 'Burke's Peerage.'
27 Robert Devereux, second Earl, the favourite of Queen Elizabeth, appointed Master of the Horse, December 23rd, 1587; Commander-in-Chief, 1597; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, March 27th, 1598; executed for treason, February 25th, 1600.
28 Of Denham, Kent. Associated with Sir Philip Sydney and others in the discovery of lands in America, and the formation of a Company for the purpose.
29 Appointed Chancellor and Under-Treasurer of the Exchequer by Queen Elizabeth, 1590. He was also Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He died at his house in Westminster, December 23rd, 1607, and was buried at Muresley, Bucks.
30 Sir John Ramsay. Was mainly instrumental in the preservation of King James the First from Assassination by the "Gowrie Plot," August 5th, 1600. Created Viscount Haddington, 1606; Earl of Holderness, 1621. His second wife was Martha, daughter of Alderman Sir William Cockayne. He died 1625.
31 Knollys, William, Lord, son of Sir Francis Knollys, Comptroller of the Queen's Household, August 30th, 1596; Treasurer of the Household, 1601; created Baron Knollys, of Greys, co. Oxon, May 13th, 1603; elected K.G., 1615; made Viscount Wallingford, and Earl of Banbury, August 18th, 1626; died May 25th, 1632.
32 Gilbert, seventh Earl, K.G., succeeded his father, George, sixth Earl, in 1590; Ambassador to France in 1596; died, 1616.
33 Daughter of Sir John Spencer, of Althorp, and wife of Fordinand, fifth Earl of Derby, who died in 1594.
34 Eldest son of Sir Thomas Parry, of Hampsted Marshal, Berks, Comptroller of the Household to Queen Elizabeth. Ambassdor to France, 1601; Chancellor of the Exchequer, December, 1607. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1610–15.
35 George Villiers, K.G., the favourite of James the First, appointed Master of the Horse, 1616; created Earl of Buckingham, 1617; Marquis, 1618; Duke, 1623; assassinated by Felton, at Portsmouth, August 24th, 1628.
36 Born, 1559; B.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1581; Vicar of Epping, 1592; Master of Catharine Hall, Cambridge, and D.D., 1596; Regius Professor of Divinity in the same year; Prebend of Totenhale and Dean of St. Paul's, 1601; consecrated Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, April 3rd, 1614: translated to Norwich, September 30th, 1618; died, May 12th, 1619; buried in Norwich Cathedral, where a monument erected to his memory by Bishop Cosin (who had been his secretary) still exists. Was one of the first governors of the Charterhouse. Celebrated for his book on Convocation.
37 Robert Houghton, called to the Bar, February, 10th, 1577; created Serjeant, 1603; Recorder of Norwich, 1603; Justice of King's Bench and Knighted, April 21st, 1613; died, February 6th, 1623–4, and was buried at the Church of St. Dunstan in the West.
38 Edward La Zouche, eleventh Baron Zouche of Haryngworth, Northamptonshire; succeeded his father, George, tenth Baron, 1569; made a Privy Councillor in 1603; Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports from 1617 to 1624; died, 1625.
39 Sir Francis Bacon, 1617–21.
40 William, third Earl.
41 Younger son of Thomas Cranfield, mercer, of London, by Martha, daughter of Vincent Randill, mercer. Baptised at St. Michael's, Bassishaw, March 13th, 1574–5; originally bred as a merchant; married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Shepherd, grocer, of London; secondly, Anne, daughter of Anthony Beamont, of Glenfield, Leicestershire, sister of Mary, Countess of Buckingham, to which marriage his subsequent successful career may be in a great measure attributed; knighted at Oatlands, July 4th, 1613; made Master of the Court of Requests, 1616; Master of the Wardrobe, and of the Wards, and a Privy Councillor in 1619; created Baron Cranfield, of Cranfield, Beds, July 9th, 1621; Lord Treasurer, October, 1621; Earl of Middlesex, 1622; impeached in 1624, through the agency of his brother-inlaw, the Duke of Buckingham; found guilty of bribery, extortion, &c., in his office, and sentenced to a fine of 50,000l. He lived in retirement for twenty years, and died August 6th, 1645; buried in Westminster Abbey. See Nichols's 'Progresses of King James the First,' and 'Westminster Abbey Registers,' edited by Colonel Chester, Harleian Society's Publications.
42 Created Baron Carew, of Clopton county Warwick, May 4th, 1605; sent as Commissioner to Ireland, to report upon affairs here, June 24th, 1611; created Earl of Totness, February 7th, 1626; died, 1629.
43 John Egerton, second Viscount Brackley; created Earl of Bridgewater, May 22nd, 1617; Lord President of Wales and the Marches, June 26th, 1631; died, December 4th, 1649. Milton's mask of 'Comus' was written for this nobleman, and performed by members of his family at Ludlow Castle, at Michaelmas, 1634. Bridgewater Square, near Barbican, still indicates the site of the former town residence of this family.
44 Afterwards Lord Ellesmere. The Earl of Bridgewater above mentioned was his son.
45 The celebrated Lord Keeper Williams; educated at St. John's College, Cambridge; took his degree of B. A., 1603; M.A. in 1605. Having taken orders, he was appointed to a small living in Norfolk. He became Chaplain to Lord Chancellor Ellesmere in 1611, and was made Dean of Westminster, July 12th, 1620. On the deprivation of Lord Bacon, in 1621, he was appointed Keeper of the Great Seal, July 10th, 1621, and the office was put into commission for a time to enable him to acquire a knowledge of the law. In the mean time he was made a Privy Councillor, and appointed Bishop of Lincoln. He was consecrated November 11th, 1621. He was installed Lord Keeper, October 9th, 1621; the Seals taken from him October 25th, 1625; translated to the Archbishopric of York, December 4th, 1641; died, March 25th, 1650.
46 Called to the Bar, October 11th, 1584; created Serjeant, November 22nd, 1603; Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench in Ireland, 1604; resigned, December, 1608; Attorney of the Courts of Wards and Liveries, 1609; one of the Commissioners for the Plantation in Ulster, 1610; created Baronet, July 20th, 1619; Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, January 29th, 1621; Lord Treasurer, December 20th, 1624; created Lord Ley, of Ley, Devon, December 31st, 1624; Earl of Marlborough, May, 1625; died at Lincoln's Inn, March 14th, 1629.
47 Born, 1578; Knighted, 1617; appointed Secretary of State for life, February 14th, 1619; resigned, 1624, on becoming a Roman Catholic; created Lord Baltimore, February 16th, 1624; died, 1632.
48 Second son of Sir John Bennet, of Arlington, Middlesex, and brother of John, Baron Ossulston; educated at Oxford; became Secretary to James, Duke of York; Knighted, March, 1658; made Keeper of the Privy Purse, October, 1662; Secretary of State, October 2nd, 1662; created Baron Arlington, March 14th, 1664; Earl of Arlington, April 22nd, 1672; K. G., June 15th, 1672; made Vice-Chamberlain, September 11th," 1674; died, July 28th, 1685.


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