Border Papers volume 1: February 1589

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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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640. Walsingham to Mr D. Herbert. [Feb. 18. 1588–89.]

I send you inclosed a petition to Her Majesty by Mr Johnson of Berwick, whose necessity is great, and having kept it long in hand by reason of business, I desire you at a fit opportunity to move her Majesty to refer it to the Lord Treasurer, to be dealt with. "From my house in Seething lane." Signed: Fra. Walsyngham.

½ p. Indorsed.

Inclosed in same:—

Petition by Mathew Johnson, showing that his large house and ground within the new fortification, newly built and valued in Sir William Drewrye's time at 50l. yearly, and on which the petitioner spent 2300l., besides six years' travail, was occupied against his will for her highness's affairs, to his great loss,—her Majesty promising about nine years past, to have some extraordinary consideration of his case. Asking recompense in other lands of her Majesty's lying in Quyllittis, of 30l. yearly—or a fee farm of 50l. elswhere, or a 50 years' lease in reversion of lands worth 150l. yearly. That he also lent to her Majesty's officers, in all 5000l. without consideration, to his great hindrance in trade, and now begs her Majesty's gracious consideration of his service. Not signed.

1 p. Broad sheet. Indorsed.