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'Elizabeth: June 1564, 16-30', Calendar of State Papers Foreign, Elizabeth, Volume 7: 1564-1565 (1870), pp. 158-170. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=72188 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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June 1564, 16-30

June 16.490. Roger Bodenham to Challoner.
Remembering his acquaintance had in the time of Sir Harry Knevet and his friendship with William Fullwood, offers him his services in these parts. Has come but lately out of the Indies where he had success, so purposes to remain in this city and travel no more, unless it were to do his country a good turn. If he did not know him he would not write thus, for he has here his living and his wife and children, which might receive danger by less matter than this.—Seville. 16 June 1564. Signed.
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd. by Challoner. Pp. 2.
June 17.491. John Fitzwilliams to Cecil.
The messenger has returned who was despatched to Brussels, where the magistrates are soliciting at the Court. The merchants of this town long to have good news, and wish some good end were made, so that some traffic might be here again, all trades being at a stay. There is good hope of vend of cloth at Emden, where the company of merchants by continuing therein shall not only do the Queen service, but also benefit themselves. Mentions a quarrel between certain mariners, that came with Gresham and the mariners of this town. Mr. Fisher sent his servant to talk with John Browen touching the debt which he [Browen] owes the Queen, and to see whether he can persuade with him to come home, which he will not consent to, nor yet find money to satisfy it, but rather wilfully remains in prison. Will put the magistrates in remembrance of him.—Antwerp, 17 June, 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 4.
June 17.492. Oliver Harris, Wm. Gaude, and Others to Challoner.
1. By Rob. Clarke, and sundry times before and since, have written to ask him to procure their deliverance from prison, where they have remained almost eight months in such penury that half of their men have died for lack of food, and the rest live by alms of the country, where they are utterly abhorred and ordered like Turks.
2. This day they received letters out of France from Gregory Cocks of Plymouth, who was taken into St. Malo by three ships of war; but it being the day after peace was proclaimed, they think to recover their ships and goods. Cocks brought letters for him from the Queen and Council, the copies whereof are inclosed herein. Cocks writes that he will go into England to obtain other letters from the Council for him, for that the said letters were torn by Frenchmen. Six days past four of their men found means to break away, and one being very "hunger baned" died by the highway side before he was three leagues out of the town.
3. The General of this province has carried from this town unto Fontarabia their best ordnance and shot. They have learnt that his servant, James Coldwell, has misinformed him in behalf of Captain Oliver Harris; they ask him to take no indignation against them.—Saint Sebastian, 17 June, 1564. Signed by Oliver Harris and Wm. Gawde in the name of the mariners of the Mary Hollowaie of Plymouth.
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd. by Challoner. Pp. 4.
June 18.493. Points to be answered to the French Ambassadors.
The French Ambassadors desire clearer answers on the following points, viz., as to three French prisoners; the revocation of the order prohibiting the importation of wine and wood in French vessels; and that the clause permitting free importation and exportation to France should be expressed more plainly.
Orig. Endd.: June 18, 1564. Fr. Pp. 3.
June 18.494. Challoner to the Queen.
1. After closing this packet the Duke of Alva sent word that order was then taken in the Council about their mariners and ships, after the manner of that conference had between them.
2. This afternoon Eraso told him their resolution is that the mariners (masters excepted, who must bide a further rescript,) shall be put at liberty, and also that the ships upon caution shall be set at liberty. But as for the cases of their folks at Saint Sebastian, seeing the King has written for the whole process to be sent hither, therefore no order was taken therein, but, it would (he said) not be long ere it came, and it should thereupon be decided. Although this kind of dealing with her subjects has been cruel, yet a great part thereof proceeded of the dealing of their adventurers, or rather pirates, during the last wars, whereby they are wondrously moved, both King and Council. Believes the men who fell into Don Alvaro's hands would not long have been by the heels for their own fault only, if other captains and English adventurers (whom they can name here) had not by force broken the jurisdiction of this King's ports, and taken Frenchmen out of them. Sundry of the Council have complained to him that in Galicia upon certain of their merchants or mariners being detained by the corrigidor of a port town there, the town was shot at by the English ship, and four or five of the townsmen slain and hurt.
3. It was full time the peace was took up, or else he weens they would have spoken louder. If hereafter she would avoid these troubles, their folks going to sea must be looked to, and specially that they enterprise no voyage to the Indies and the islands of this King's navigation.
4. The Duke of Alva asked if the writer had the capitulations of the peace. He said no. Thinks he should have been advised of the peace from her as well as the French Ambassador. A special gentleman sent from the Court of France imparted it to the King more than a month past. If she were pleased either to write or give him commission on her behalf to thank the Duke of Alva, perchance it would serve to some stead hereafter. If their new Ambassador there were used so as to have cause to report well hither, it would much avail for their time. Her last letter to the King was very well liked. Asks for his revocation, seeing he is no longer able for fault of health and money to continue here.—Madrid, Sunday, 18 June 1564. Signed.
5. P.S.—On Saturday last the King and his son sat among his councillors, and after he had been awhile at the debating of a matter left the Prince, who sat in his father's place. This was the commencement or first introduction to train him henceforth in public affairs. The Council liked his words and answers. Mentions a bruit that the French since the peace had taken Dover. Likewise a bruit that they arm in Flanders both horsemen and footmen. Since last coming hither never heard by letters of their merchants from Seville or Cadiz how the prisoners do; only from Spaniards he has advice that already the prisoners are out of Don Alvaro's hands, and kept in the castle of Port Saint Mary; also that the eight ships are sore decayed, and if they be not quickly repaired are like to be past service. Doubts whether for the rest any merchant of their nation there will enter caution if the matter touch not his own case, such love they have showed in this common cause to their countrymen. Signed.
Orig., with seal. Portions in cipher, deciphered. Add. Pp. 5.
June 18.495. Draft of the above, with a P. S., (which was in his letter to Cecil,) that Secretary Erazzo told the writer's man that the English prisoners must pay the charges for their keep.
Corrected draft, in Challoner's hol. and endd by him: For Farnham. Pp. 16.
June 18.496. Challoner to Sir Ambrose Cave.
Thanks him for his of the 20th of March last. Is tied here by the heel with a countermand about the arrest and embargo of their ship and mariners. Asks him to help that he may be here no longer.—Madrid, 18 June 1564.
Copy. Endd. by Challoner. Pp. 2.
June 18.497. Challoner's Allowances.
Allowances demanded by Challoner for his expenses in the Queen's service in Spain, amounting to 38l. 18s. 4d., paid to him by Henry Kyllygre.
Orig., in Challoner's hol. and endd. by him. Pp. 4.
June 18.498. Post Expenses from Spain to England.
Challoner's demands for money prested by him to Rob. Farnham, despatched from Madrid to the Queen with the packet of letters of 18th June 1564 (27l. 20d.), with Challoner's receipt for the same, paid by Henry Killygre.
Orig., in Challoner's hol. and endd. by him. Pp. 2.
June 19.499. Tipton to Challoner.
Sent answer to his by Rob. Harvy. Three days past eight ships came into St. Lucre's from St. Domingo, and coming by the islands of the Azores met an English ship of Bristol with eighteen mariners, and four merchants laden with cloth, which they brought to sell in the said islands. They shot at her and bade her amain, which they did without resisting, and so took the men and carried them aboard their ships and put them in irons, and they are now here in prison among thieves, chained two and two together. He may declare unto the King and Council that they are true men, and have not offended his law, as those that have signed this with the writer testify. The owner and master of the ship is called Walter Dowll, the merchants of the same are Gyles White, Richard Baret, and Thomas Smyth. There are two ships of Bristol in the islands, lading wood, and no man-of-war.—Seville, 19 June 1564. Signed by Hen. Typton, and twelve others.
Add. Endd. by Challoner. Pp. 3.
June 19.500. Translation of the above into Spanish.
Endd. by Challoner. Pp. 3.
June 20.501. Challoner to the Queen.
The day after the departure of this bearer, his servant, the King's secretary of the Council for the wars sent him a placard or provision, confirmed by the King's hand, for the releasement of the mariners, etc., detained by Don Alvaro, whereof the copy is enclosed. Is almost smothered with heat. Asks leave to return.—Madrid, 20 June 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Pp. 2.
June 20.502. Draft of the above.
In Challoner's hol., and endd. by him: Sent by a foot post, at a half ducat per diem, fifteen leagues a day. Pp. 4.
June 20.503. Challoner to Cecil.
By letters from Flanders this day received, he understands he is noted as being slack of advertisements. The fault should be rather imputed to their slow resolutions. Trusts he will help him home.—20 June 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Challoner's secretary. Pp. 2.
June 20.504. Copy of the preceding.
Endd. by Challoner. Pp. 2.
June 20.505. English Prisoners in Spain.
Copy of the King of Spain's provision for the release of the English ships and mariners detained at Gibraltar by Don Alvaro de Baçan.—Madrid, 20 June 1564.
Copy. Endd. by Challoner. Span. Pp. 3.
June 21.506. Forster to Bedford.
Robert Fenwick, of Green Lightone, and John Red, of Troughewhene, with others of their confederates, are fled to London for their pardons. Fenwick has had the benefits of three pardons, viz., for conveying the Earl of Huntly into Scotland, for murder, and the Queen's general pardon. A letter in both their names should pass to the Queen for the stay of both their pardons.—Harbottle, 21 June 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. Pp. 2.
June 21.507. The French Ambassador to Cecil.
Requests that L'Estrilles (who has been brought prisoner into this town) may be set at liberty on giving his faith not to quit London until judgment is given in his case.— London, 21 June 1564. Signed: Paul De Foix.
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Fr. Pp. 2.
June 21.508. Challoner to Farnham.
The packet the writer sends he shall deliver to Mr. Secretary, and the letter to Lord Robert. This morning received letters out of Flanders, and amongst others one from Raven, who writes that for his last diets of March he has received 370l. Bids him make haste away, and if there is no ship, to take post through France.—Madrid, 21 June 1564.
Copy. Endd. by Challoner: 22 June 1564. Pp. 2.
June 21.509. English Shipping in Spain.
Process respecting the English ship called the Anne of Corvel, belonging to John Fletcher, merchant, seized in Spain. —Cadiz, 21 June 1564.
Notarial copy. Span. Pp. 43.
June 22.510. English Shipping in Spain.
Process respecting the English ship called El Henrique Sacqueforte, belonging to Robert Grimbel, seized in Spain. —Cadiz, 22 June 1564.
Notarial copy. Span. Pp. 61.
June 22.511. Bedford and Forster to the Privy Council.
Certain offenders who are gone to the Court to sue for their pardons are men of great disorder. The writers mean to hold a warden court at Newcastle, and if these men obtain their pardons, the writers do service to the Queen.— Berwick, 22 June 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. Pp. 3.
June 22.512. Fortifications of Berwick.
Report by Jacobo Acontio respecting the new fortifications of Berwick, more especially in regard to the conflicting opinions for the defence of the part towards the sea, called the Snuke.
Orig. Endd.: 22 June 1564. Ital. Pp. 6.
June 22.513. Challoner to Cuerton.
1. Sends this foot post after his servant, Rob. Farnham, with letters, which he requires Cuerton to deliver him when Farnham comes to Bilboa, for which he departed hence yesternight.—Madrid, 21 June 1564.
2. P.S.—Have Awdry's and Challoner's folks embarked? Copy. Endd. by Challoner. Pp. 2.
June 23.514. Maitland to Cecil.
1. Cannot imagine from whence it proceeds that an end in the matters is deferred where there is such demonstration of good meaning on both parts. Sees not how they shall be excused if they omit to employ themselves diligently to the furtherance of so good a cause.
2. If Cecil shall frankly admonish him what lack he finds in him therein, as he [the writer] will gladly do the like, they shall both be more able to mend if anything has been amiss. Trusts he will judge the Queen's answer to Mr. Randolph for a secret conference to be had with the Earl of Bedford, or some other, under colour, to be no unfit beginning to draw the whole into a small compass.
3. Has presently directed his man Grahame with letters to the Queen, the Duke of Norfolk, and the Lord Pembroke. in a matter wherewith he has troubled him oft.—Edinburgh, 23 June 1564.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil: By Greyme. Pp. 2.
June 23.515. Maitland to the Earl of Pembroke.
Puts him in remembrance of the order taken by the Duke of Norfolk and him with the writer at his last being in that Court for satisfying of certain merchants, his countrymen, after their suit, by payment of 1,200l. Refers for particulars to Randolph and the bearer.—Edinburgh, 23 June 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. Pp. 2.
June 24.516. Proclamation of Charles IX.
Whereas by the edict of March 1562–3, liberty was given to those of the reformed religion to exercise their rites in certain towns and other places; it is now ordered that such permission shall cease during the King's sojourn in any of the said places. Those of the reformed religion may practise their rites in private in their families, and baptisms and marriages may be celebrated in the nearest places which have permission granted to them for that purpose.—Lyons, 24 June 1564. Signed.
Printed à Lyon, par Claude Ravot, 1544. Sm. 4to. Fr. Pp. 6.
June 24.517. Thomas Aldersey to Cecil.
1. On the 2nd inst., advertised him of their arrival here, and what he heard of certain licences to be granted to Italians. Hoped no such licences had been granted; but perceives that what lately passed has no little hindered things here. The restraint against the traffic to this place being determined at the Court, the subjects seeing themselves likely to sustain great loss thereby, made suit to stay it. As soon as it was known that such licences were given, it was answered that the English had need of their commodities; and that in keeping the same from them here they should be so wearied that they would shortly relent. The practices are marvellous to keep merchants from them, as the company advertised the Privy Council on the 10th inst., since which time neither Italian nor Dutch have come unto them, so they see they think to weary them.
2. Certain Esterlings persuade others that are willing to buy that they should forbear, and promise within six weeks to deliver them better cloths than the writers will sell them by 5l. or 6l. in a pack; affirming that they will ship a number of cloths out of England.
3. What was declared by the commissioners of the Earls here was well liked by all except the commissioners of Cologne, who hinder other men from giving aid and showing friendship. By these means, and others, the writers are so straitened that unless the Queen and her Council provide that her restraint be kept, they shall sustain loss and shame. —Emden, in East Friesland, 24 June 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol., with seal. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 8.
June 25.518. Advices from Abroad.
Advices from Spain, June 25; from Rome (no date); from Florence (no date); on the affairs of those parts.
Copy. Endd. Pp. 4.
June 26.519. Bedford to Cecil.
Portinary has tarried here somewhat longer to make a more perfect plat, and more ample declaration. Hopes he has had no cause to complain of his usage here. Things between Lee and him have passed quietly. The fortifications go forward. Concerning the Treasurer and his matters they return their certificates to Lord Robert, being one of the Commissioners for hearing of his accounts.—Berwick, 26 June 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 2.
June 26.520. Answers to the Articles from England.
Answers by the French King to the articles submitted to him from England, chiefly concerning the liberation of prisoners and commercial intercourse.
Copy. Endd. by Cecil: 26 June 1564. Fr. Pp. 3.
[June 26.]521. Memorial from the French Ambassador.
Reply in writing of the Queen Mother's intention on the conference between the Lord Hunsdon and Smith with the Bishop of Orleans, L'Aubespine, and Bourdin touching the liberation of the prisoners on both sides, abolition of tolls, and the suppression of piracy.
Endd. Fr. Pp. 2.
June 27.522. Hunsdon and Smith to the Queen.
1. On Thursday 22nd inst. Smith met him as he came forth of Bresle; and halfway between Bresle and Lyons, at a village called La Tour, the Duke of Nevers met him. On his arrival at Lyons he proceeded at once to the Court, where were the King, the Queen Mother, the Lady Margaret, the old Duchess of Ferrara, the Queen and Prince of Navarre and the Constable. His letters were well received. The Duke of Orleans was sick. The Cardinal of Bourbon presented the Prince of Navarre, whom the writer embraced, as also the Cardinals of Bourbon and Guise, the Dukes of Montpensier and D'Aumale, and the Prince of Mantua. He was brought to the King's bedchamber by the Prince of Roch-sur-Yon, who afterwards conducted him to his lodging.
2. On Friday the 23rd, the writer sat in Council with the Constable, the Bishop of Limoges, L'Aubespine, and Bourdin, where all was concluded as to the oath and other ceremonies. The Constable then added, (which also the Bishop confirmed,) that in the church of St. John (the cathedral and most ancient church of Lyons) there were two or three singular things which we would like. The one, that there was never image in it. The other that there were never at any time books of service, but all said or sung by heart. And (as we remember also) none but one Mass said in the day; and that at the saying they did not kneel, but stand upright.
3. On Saturday 24th inst. Hunsdon was conducted by the Prince of Roch-sur-Yon, and Smith by the Duke De Nevers to the cathedral, where they found the King kneeling in the quire. At their entry he rose up and they waited upon him to the altar, where he laid his hand upon the Bible and read the oath.
4. Then the trumpets were blown and the Te Deum sung, which done they went with the King to the place where he dined, and Hunsdon and Smith dined at his table, where that day neither the Queen nor any other person sat.
5. The King returned to his chamber and they with him, where were the Chancellor, the Constable, the Princes of the blood and others. The commission being read, Smith made the harangue in Latin to which the Chancellor answered also in Latin.
6. Then Smith offered the oath which the King took, after which he was arrayed in the Order, and so Lord Hunsdon accompanied him in the habit of the Order to the church, where the seats and all things by Mr. Garter being set in order they heard evensong.
7. After evensong with trumpets they waited on the King to supper, where only the King and Hunsdon supped at the table.
8. After supper they were both sent for into the King's barge, where the King, the Queen, Lady Margaret, and the Duchess of Guise were to take pastime, and where three of the Queen's gentlewomen sang songs very pleasantly.
9. On Sunday the 25th Hunsdon was sent for to see the King as he was rising, where in his chamber he put on the King's shirt and stood by while he was made ready and broke his fast. In this time Smith moved M. De Bourdin upon other matters for the peace. These were settled by the Bishop of Orleans, MM. De L'Aubespine and Bourdin. Afterwards one showed them that the Chancellor felt himself evil of colic and also the Constable. That day they were invited to supper by the Cardinal of Guise at De Bonvise's house, a banker of this town, brother to Anthony Bonvise, where was Madame De Guise, etc. After supper at the Court they saw the King and his sister dance.
10. On Monday the 26th, M. L'Aubespine, the Bishop of Orleans, and De Bourdin came and communed with them.
11. That day they dined with Marshal Vielleville at his lodging in the town. The King, the Queen, and the Constable rode out of the town to dinner, meaning he should have come after dinner to see some hawking, and have supped there, but the weather was so foul that they were glad to return. And that night he supped in the great hall here, where the King, the Queen, his brother and sister supped.—Lyons, 27 June 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. Pp. 9.
June 27.523. Smith to the Queen.
Upon Tuesday, the 20th inst., he was presented from the King with a cupboard of gilt plate, weighing 1,154 ozs., which may be esteemed betwixt 500 and 600 marks. The writer gave the messenger 40 French crowns. Next day he went to the King and thanked him. There never was an ambassador better liked than Lord Hunsdon.—Lyons, 27 June 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol., with seal. Add. Endd. Pp. 3.
June 27.524. Smith to Cecil.
That rumour of the twenty-five galleys has no truth in it. De Gonnorre's entertainment is much praised here. Has often wished that Hunsdon had come when some other came who thought he knew the French better. The plague is in this town extreme and fever; he thinks it was never more in London last year, yet the Queen is obstinate to tarry here the coming of the two Dukes. Has not time to write all. Thinks Sigr. Gusman will not conclude so soon but that the writer may have space to declare his fantasy before Cecil goes through.—Lyons, 27 June 1564. Signed.
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 7.
June [27].525. Challoner to the Count De Feria.
Asks his assistance in favour of the English mariners imprisoned by Don Alvaro, the details of whose sufferings will be furnished by the bearer, Leonard Chilton. Their treatment has been cruel in the extreme. Forwards various papers connected with their case. Regrets the disputes between the English and the Flemings on matters of commerce. Cannot send the particulars of the peace with France. Complains of his continued ill health, and hopes to be ordered home. Commendations to the Countess and Don Lorenzo.—Madrid, [blank] June 1564.
Draft. Endd. by Challoner: 27 June 1564. Span. Pp. 4.
June 27.526. Challoner to the Countess De Feria.
Has written to the Count. Hopes ere long to be going homewards, and wishes that the Count for three or four months would visit the fields of Buckingham, where the writer intends to make his nest. Is sorry he cannot go to Safra.— Madrid, 27 June 1564.
Copy. Add. and endd. by Challoner. Pp. 2.
June 27.527. Challoner to Henry Sakefurthe.
For answer to his of March last, and touching his own travails here about the restitution of their ships and folks, the writer refers him to the bearer, Mr. Bob. Harvey. Bids him tell the Queen that he is not longer able to continue here. —Madrid, 27 June 1564.
Copy. Add. and endd. by Challoner. Pp. 2.
June 28.528. Challoner to Hugh Tipton and others.
The Spaniards affirm that the ship mentioned in their letter of the 19th inst. is a corsair. They should have procured a provance on the matter, and should have a procurator to further their causes, for which office he recommends Alonzo Truxillo. Leonard Chilton will show them what the King has done for the deliverance of the ships and mariners detained by Alvaro Bassan, respecting which they should have sent a courier at the first. They should clothe and feed the mariners now delivered from prison until they depart for England. They should consider W. Fayres's pains.—Madrid, 28 June 1564.
Copy. Endd. by Challoner: To Hugh Tipton and the rest of the merchants at Seville of the English company. Sent by Alex. Chilton. Pp. 4.
June 30.529. Bedford to Cecil.
News from Scotland is of certain powder, &c., landed, or shortly to be landed, as a present by the Queen Mother to the Queen of Scots, particulars whereof he encloses. Desires to know their pleasure touching the 2,000 men appointed him out of Yorkshire for aid upon the sudden, whereof he signified his opinion how hardly the same will at such time be had. Will advertise them of what will ensue of the convention at Edinburgh.—Berwick, 30 June 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 3.
[June 30.]530. Stores for Scotland.
List of the ordnance and munition given by the Queen Mother to the Queen of Scotland.
Copy. P. 1.
[June.]531. Charg es at Berwick.
The monthly wages of the officers of the fortifications there between Midsummer and Lady Day 1563, during which time the works ceased, saving in certain repairs about the bridges, and making provision for the works for the next year, 182l. 17s.
Orig. Endd. by Mr. Browne: 1564. Pp. 2.
[June.]532. Charges at Berwick.
The monthly wages of the officers of the fortifications at Berwick in the summer, 1564.
Orig. P. 1.
June 30.533. The Archbishop of York to the Queen.
1. This country is in good quietness, and the common people tractable touching religion in obedience to her; and the transgressors of her laws are in fear of execution of the same. Touching ministers and the administration of Sacraments they are now thoroughly agreed in these parts according to the law; and every preacher through his charge quietly applies to his office. The stay against religion in these parts was only the nobility, gentlemen, and clergy; and although the nobility remain in their wonted blindness, yet the gentlemen begin well to reform themselves, and the clergy also, to whom the example of Doctor Palmes, whom for his obstinacy the writer has detained in prison these two years, and now, being driven thereunto, has ministered the oath unto him according to the Act of Parliament of the last session, which he refused. Thereupon the writer certified the same to her bench, which example he thinks will suffice for that sort of men in his diocese. The example wrought not so much as his ignorance, being set at liberty to say what he could for himself; wherefore wishes her this way to be partly eased, for he and others of her council here have determined to use such vigilance, diligence, etc., as in such cases is required.
2. He and her Council here will ride to Newcastle the second week of August next, and there abide, for the better order of those parts and administration of justice.—York, 30 June 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. Stained. Pp. 4.
June 30.534. The Duke of Saxony to the Queen.
Recommends Henricus Husanus, whom he sends to her.— Grimestein, Prid. Cal. Julii 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. Lat. Pp. 2.
June 30.535. The Duke of Saxony to Cecil.
Recommends the bearer, Henricus Husanus, and desires that he will procure for him an audience with the Queen.— Grimestein, Prid. Cal. Julii 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. Lat. Pp. 2.
June 30.536. The Magistrates of Antwerp to Cecil.
Desire that he will endeavour to obtain from the Queen a revocation of the interdicts upon the commerce between the Low Countries and England; and they for their parts will do the same with the Regent.—Antwerp, 30 June 1564.
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Lat. Pp. 5.
June 30.537. The Burgesses of Antwerp to Gresham.
Desire him to be a means with the Queen of England for the revocation of the proclamations prohibiting free commerce with the Low Countries.—Antwerp, 30 June 1564.
Orig. Add. Endd. Fr. Broadside.
June 30.538. Oliver Harris and Others to Challoner.
Copy of their letter of the 17th inst., adding that the General of this province has carried all their ordnance to Fontarabia.—Saint Sebastian, 30 June 1564. Signed: Oliver Harrys and William Gaude, in the name of the whole company of the Mary Hollowaye, of Plymouth.
Orig. Add. Endd. by Challoner. Pp. 4.
June 30.539. Robert Farnham to Challoner.
Since sealing this came hither in a Plymouth ship Mr. Hollowaye, owner of Harres' ship, who is gone to Saint Sebastian. He says that all is quiet, and that of late there has been an Ambassador out of France, who was made much of at the Court.—Portugalet, 30 June 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol., with seal. Add. Endd. by Challoner. Pp. 2.
June 30.540. Barbara Deyarca to Challoner.
Requests him to send her a letter of recommendation to the Archbishop of Seville and the Inquisitors at Calahorra, her husband having fallen under suspicion in matters of faith.—St. Sebastian, 30 June 1564. Signed.
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd. by Challoner: From Sakeford's wife. Span. Pp. 2.
[July.]541. — to Challoner.
Marvels that he has not thanked Mr. Secretary for his gentleness towards him. Wise Mr. Francis, Challoner's brother, wrote him that the writer had spoken ill of Challoner. Each knows here that he has nothing to do but invent lies, and some say he is too deep to mean honest dealing. Francis has made more to do for Challoner's woman than any other, and of the usage of his house, to the hearing of all that lists, as he fears that she will be his hindrance if such time should lapse as he looks for. Of the two he judges it were better bestowed on her, for some good fellow should be the better for it, but he never the richer. Has never evilly spoken of him for having her. Challoner's estimation is good here, and the Queen thinks well of him; and for the writing, there was none. Mr. Secretary offered to show him the Queen's letters; and besides Mr. Somer, that deciphered her letters, told him there was no such writing. Understanding it, he said it might be the negligence of his secretary. But they said the Queen's letters used not to pass the Ambassador's hands without knowing what was in them; and what report he made of him to Lord Robert and the Council they can report. His books and all his stuff, saving the gown he gave him, were lost at Alleredo going into the ship; and the Queen's letters were saved, but all the merchants' letters were drowned. Lord Robert was made Lord of Denbigh and Earl of Leicester on Michaelmas Day last. All is quiet. No sickness. The Parliament is prorogued till the last of April. Many are here taken for conveying leather beyond the seas.
Orig. Pp. 2.
[July.]542. English Shipping in Spain.
Relation of proceedings in Cadiz respecting the English ships upon which an embargo had been laid by Don Alvaro De Baçan.
Copy. Endd. by Challoner. Span. Pp. 3.