Border Papers volume 1: September 1594

Pages 546-548

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

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979. Carey to Sir Robert Cecill. [Sept. 19.]

I received your letter of the 3d and stayed answer till imparting your honourable favour to Mr John Colvile, who had newly gone to Scotland on his affairs, and has been there ever since. But today I have a letter from him, that by his many friends "and with much adoe and great travell," he has obtained on the 13th hereof a remission signed by the King's own hand for himself "and his folke,"—so he is the king's own man again. If one may trust a Scot, he writes he will ever continue constant to the Queen, though he has made his peace. Also he fears Bothwell's overthrow, for he thinks that he has joined the Papist earls—but this I think is not certain. The King means to hold his journey on these earls on 2d October, the people contributing "liberally" thereto.

The Baron of Bradroed and the Treasurer Valker, ambassadors from the states of the Low Countries, supped with me yesternight and are now gone towards the court. I entertained them as well as I could for her Majesty's honour. Berwick. Signed: Jhon Carey.

1 p. Addressed. Indorsed.

980. Scroope to Sir Robert Cecill. [Sept. 22? 1594.]

I enclose the King's letter, copy of my answer, and of my letter to George Nicolson, which you may show her Majesty if you think meet. "I have gotten towe suche notable Englishe theives in Scotland, and in thire pride there, that I trust will procure more good and quoyetnes to this countrey then the Kings coming to the Border." I will not be rash, but send you copy of their indictments, and offers for their release as were never I hope offered to any of my place—and then do as directed. Meantime account of me as of him who will never be forgetful of your favours, but requite them to the uttermost of my power wherin I may show my true love to you—"for changeable truth breeds strongest poyson." Signed: Th. Scroope.

1 p. Holograph. Addressed: "To the right honorable my special good frende Mr Secretari one of her Majesties most honorabill privie counsell." Indorsed: "Without date. Lord Scroope to my master." Wafer signet, quartered as before, and garter motto round shield.

Inclosed in the same:—

(1) (The King to Scroope.)

Signifying that he intends shortly going northward to repress the insolence of certain his "unnatural and rebellious subjectis," and expects Scrope to keep peace on his March—requests him also to search for one John Andertoun an Englishman, who formerly counterfeited Scottish money "in all sortes" on the English border, and "for feir of trapping thair," betook himself to the Scottish side where he counterfeits English money. As the man is a great pest, he is either to be delivered to Scotland when caught, or kept safe till the Queen's pleasure is sent to Scroope. "From Halyruidhouse the xiiij of September 1594." Signed: James R.

1 p. Addressed. Indorsed. Wafer signet lost.

(2) (Scroope's reply.)

Assuring the King he will do his best to maintain order, but greatly fears the disordered people on the Scottish side will continue their forays hard to the walls of Carlisle, and thinks if his Majesty licenced him to take amends of them as common enemies, it would tend to the good of both realms. He will do his best to apprehend Anderton. Carlisle, 21st September 1594.

¾ p. Copy by his clerk. Indorsed: "Copie of the Lord Scroopes lettre to the King of Scottes."

981. Pay at Berwick. [Sept. 29. 1594.]

The accompt made to Robert Bowes esquire treasurer of Berwick by William Clopton esquire for sundry sums of the Queen's treasure received by him for payment of the garrison and charges at Berwick for one whole year beginning last of September 1593, ending 29 Sept. 1594.—

Received by Mr Clopton for first half year ending 24th March,—from the receivers (1) of York, Thomas Scudamore, 3000l.; (2) of Northumberland (himself), 2000l.; (3) of Lincoln, Roger Raunte, 1000l.; and balance in his own hands for year ended at Michaelmas 1593, 85l. 12s. 9¼d.

For the latter half year now ending,—from said receivers (1) of York, 5000l.; (2) Northumberland, 2000l.; and (3) Lincoln, 2000l. Sum total, 15,085l. 12s. 9¼d.

Payments by Mr Clopton.

For first half year ended 24th March,—to the governor and other officers, soldiers and the garrison there [detailed], &c 6794l. 16s. 2d.
For the latter half year now ended, to the same, 7625l. 12s. d.
Total, 14,420l. 8s. d.
Thus remaining in Mr Clopton's hands over all the above payments, 665l. 3s. 11¾d.

5 pp. Contemporary hand. Indorsed: "The coppie of the booke of the paie of the garryson of Barwyck for one whole yeare ended at Michaelmas 1594."

2. A brief account of the same [without details].

1 p. In Clopton's writing. Indorsed by Burghley's clerk.