Border Papers volume 1: October 1580

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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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64. Bowes to Walsingham. [Oct. 18. 1580.]

Being disburdened by her Majesty's revocation of my late charge in Scotland, I am returned hither to await farther direction in the matters contained in my joint letter of this date—especially the concurrence of her wardens and those of Scotland—and for farther dealing with the Earls of Argyle and Montroysse on the motion of Mr John Grayham. Berwick. Signed: Robert Bowes.

My sudden departure from Edinburgh prevented my getting copies of the records desired by my Lord Treasurer, and your own book. For which I left my servant, and they shall be sent by next post.

½p. Addressed. Indorsed.

65. Bowes to Walsingham. [Oct. 24.]

I send you the Book of the Acts of Parliament in Scotland not so well bound as I wished. I could not get it in Scotland, and think I have sent the like before. The "notes" my Lord Treasurer wrote for, are sent to him. Alexander Hume will be with you very shortly, and explain affairs and his "earands." For the ordering of my brother's (fn. 1) affairs, requiring immediate attention, and also those of my own office, I have ventured to spend a few days here. Streatlam. Signed: Robert Bowes.

½p. Addressed. Indorsed.

66. Scrope to Walsingham. [Oct. 30.]

I send you a letter received this day from Lord Herries as to the Earl of Argyll's repair to the Border to do justice, to which I forbear replying till I learn her Majesty's pleasure, having heard that her ambassador received no answer to his contentment. Carlisle. Signed: H. Scrope.

1 p. Addressed. Indorsed.

Inclosed in same:—

(Lord Herries to Lord Scrope.)

The 28th of this month I received a writing from my Lord of Argyle that he is minded to repair to this country about the 18th of November for the administration of justice, and as it cannot be so well done unless the opposite warden puts his helping hand to it, and prevents reset or aid of fugitives, his lordship willed me to certify your lordship hereof. "Becaus this is the first tyme that ever his lordship repairit to the Bordouris, he wald be glaid to knaw your lordshipis assurance of gude fortherance thairin, no uthirwayis, my lord, bot evin according to the treateis of the peace. Awating upon your lordshipis answer heirin with Mr Wyddesall quhen your lordship plesis, I pray Almychtie God, ye and all youris be weill in all youre effaires that ar nocht aganis Scotland. Terreglis the xxix of October 1580." Signed: J. Herys.

1 p. Addressed.


  • 1. Sir George Bowes probably.