Border Papers volume 1: May 1578

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Calendar of Border Papers: Volume 1, 1560-95. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1894.

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28. The Marshal and others to Burghley. [May 30. [1578.]]

We have sent by Mr Treasurer's servant the book of charges of the works for the last 2½ years ending 11th instant, and shall proceed with the same while the money lasts. As only sixteen of the trees felled by Sir Valentyn Browne in Chopwell woods remain, the rest being purloined, we beg your honour to grant warrant for these, and for 30 tons more, being required for the pier, and it is the nearest place convenient. Berwick. Signed: Robt. Constable, Jhon Selbye, Robert Vernon.

2 pp. Addressed. Indorsed.

Inclosed in the above:—

(Charges of works at Berwick.)

"For two whole years one half and forty-eight days from Michaelmas anno xvijmo, ending xjmo Maij 1578 anno xxmo."

Summa, viz.—

Ordinary charges allowed by the establishment, 1503l. d. 1 plack
Extraordinary charges allowed by virtue of the privy seal, . . . 3138l. 11s. d.
4641l. 11s. d. 1 p.
The privy seal appointed by her Majesty over and above the establishment, for making the pier and repairing the walls for 3 years at 1400l. per annum is, 4,200l.
Expended as above, 3138l. 11s. d.
And so resteth to be employed [with some additions detailed], 1,170l. 8s. d.

[St Cuthbert's well—the Catt well, named. For a mast out of the office of victuals for setting up one Curry, a Scot, a notorious thief, on the top of Bauterbery hill, in the Bounds of Berwick, 10s. Making of a pynbanck for Robert Powell, and gibbets, 18s.]. Signed: Robt. Constable, Jhon Selbye, Robert Vernon.