Border Papers volume 1: June 1591

Pages 379-380

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

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711. Scrope to Burghley. [June 28.]

I enclose your lordship notes of two late outrages, which I have also reported to Mr Bowes the ambassador in Scotland, to move the King for redress. "But as I thinke Bothwell his escape oute of warde hindered the course that otherwise might have bin had from the Kinge for the firste, so I am of opynion the presence of the earle nowe emongst those yll men, both occasyoned the laste, and will be a meane also to hinder at this tyme all justice and redresse for them, or any other injuries, unles by your lordeshipes good meanes her Majesty be moved to wryte very earnestlie unto that Kinge for some good and speedie course to be taken in those behalfes." Carlisle. Signed: H. Scrope.

1 p. Addressed. Indorsed.

Inclosed in the above:—
"A note of the names of such as were at the heryshipp of Jeffraye Taylier the 26 of June 1591:—

Archie of the Hill, Jocke Elwood his brothers sonne, James Elwood Archies brother, Hobb Elwood of the Shawes, Archie Croser of the Bowholme, "yll" Hobb Elwood and Hob of the Leys, with others to the nomber of vjxx men.

Uppon the same nighte did these men herrye Hutchie of Scaleby and Will of Scalebye, with "redd" Edward Urwen, in reavinge of vjxx cattell, vij kye, xj kaloes (fn. 1) and 3xx gaite, and burninge of fyve howses, with all insight of small goods."

½ p.


  • 1. Kyloes.