Calendar of Border Papers: Volume 2, 1595-1603. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1896.
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1235. Sir John Carey to Cecil. [Sept. 4. 1600.]
"Havinge reseved letters from Master Nicolsun, I have thoughte good witheall, to sertefey youer honer, that befor this daye I cold not bey aney meanes gett the yonge Earle of Gooerey and his brother out of the towen: for that they had sent to ther mother for maynteynans, and cold not hear tyll nowe aneythinge from her; and nowe it fales out so ill withe them, as she hathe sent them no maner of mayntenans, hopinge they shold a stayed hear styll; nether dares she trust maney of her servantes—for if it shold be knowen that she ded aney maner of waye either geve them sucker or maynteynans or aney maner of helpe, she shold presentley forfett and be throwen out of all that she hathe. Suche secrett searche and prevey speyall is ther thorroughe the hole conterey, for her and her sunes, as no frend ether dare or cane traveyll betwen them; suche prevey searche is layed for them in all plases, as allmost no man cane travill in ther conterey, but he is searched, and if I had sent them soner awaye, I shold but a sent them to verey great danger ether of beinge killed or taken, for that they beinge verey yonge, themselves, and havinge no frendes nor aney acquayentans, cold nether a told whether to a gon, or what to doe. But feyndinge ther nesessetey and ther willingenes to submitt themselves to aney appoyntment, and for that I wold have them out of this towen befor aney fawlt wear fowend, I have fowend meanes that they ar fornished withe sume money, and ar stolen preveley out of this towen. I have sent them withe a man of my nowen to Dorhame, wher they shall ley secretley for a xx dayes, tyll ther mother maye take sume better order for ther mayntenans: and then they mean to traveyll to Camberige and ther to studey for a tyme. They have non but themselves and ther scolemaster withe them.
"All the tyme of ther beinge hear, they wear as in a prisson, for nobodey ever sawe them, nether ded they ever ster out of ther chamber; so as ther can be no sertentey knowen of ther beinge hear but onley uppon mistrust: and as secretley ar they gon out of the towen.
"I have thoughte good also to send you suche as I have reseved out of Scotlande this morninge on bothe seydes—bothe on the Kinges parte and on the Earles part, that you maye red them bothe together. It is generaley spoken in Scotland, that Ingland was the cause of his deathe, for that he was so well intertayened ther." I am still a humble suitor that you will get me her Majesty's leave to come up on my very great causes and occasions. Berwick. Signed: Jhon Carey.
1 p. Holograph: also address. Indorsed by Cecil's clerk: ". . . Mr John Carey to my master." Wax signet: swan as before.
1236. Sir R. Carey to Cecil. [Sept. 5.]
"This instant" while riding to meet Sir Robert Kerr, I have received from Scotland, " the full discourse and trewe maner of the late accident attempted against the King, the originall wherof I herewith returne unto your honor." Woodrington. Signed: Ro. Carey.
⅓ p. Addressed. Indorsed by Cecil's clerk: ". . . A discourse of the E. Gowryes practyse against the King." Swan wafer signet.
1237. Sir John Carey to Cecil. [Sept. 7.]
"Sir Henrie Brounkar her Majesties embassatour, receaved his safe conducte for his comminge into Scotland, from Mr Nichollson upon Frydaie the fifte of this instant, veri late in the night. Upon Satursdaie he departed this towne verie earlie in the morninge at the gates openinge, so as he was at Eddenbrough the same night: a veri glad man he was to be gone from "hence! He is appointed to have his awdience with the King not till Thursdaie next att Sterlinge: his Queene remaynes still at Dumfermlinge her owne joyntor. The five ministers are to be examined before the Kinge at Sterlinge upon Mondaie Tuesdaie and Wednesdaie next: it is thought they shall all be forfeyted, and putt to the home. I receaved this packett from Mr Nicholson this present morninge, yeven as I was goinge to the sermond, yet I thought it convenient to dispatch it awaie with speed before I went. The hast whereof causes me that I do not write with my owne hand, whereof I must crave perdon of your honor." Berwick. Signed: Jhon Carey.
½ p. Addressed. Indorsed. Wax signet: swan as before.
1238. Sir R. Carey to Cecil. [Sept. 8.]
On the 6th instant I met Sir Robert Ker, and after we had set down the best course for the Borders, with great protestations by him, and a time fixed by him when I shall hear as to swearing the bills the pledges lie for: which he refused then to agree to, as he had not yet spoken with the gentlemen of his March—he told me the King's pleasure touching the Scottish outlaws who spoiled the west side of this March, whereon I had inquired by George Nicolson—that he was well pleased I should do my worst to them, if I took them in England, and if I sought them in Scotland he would not mislike it, but had commanded all assistance to be given me. Then he told me of his own suit to me: that for certain he is very shortly going to France to stay till the latter end of October, and desired me to write to your honor for the Queen's license to pass through England, that he may take shipping at any English port "best fittinge his turne," to be for himself and 8 or 10 in his company—that his desire was to pass through London, and he would gladly "kis the Queenes hands befor his departur out of Ingland, if he thought he might be so hapey; but unles he had sum hope of so great a favor, he would not to his disgrace pas so neare her Majesty," but would take shipping at Newcastle or elsewhere. I promised him to acquaint your honor and report your answer. Many here wish he would keep his intention, and I think if her Majesty's license would hasten his departure, it would be not amiss to grant it. So I will attend your next letter. Woodrington. Signed: Ro. Carey.
1 p. Holograph. No address. Indorsed by Cecil's clerk: " . . . To my master." Swan wafer signet.
1239. Scrope to Carey. [Sept. 10.]
I am certainly advertised that Lord Willoughby " is verye sore sick, and in danger of life, unles hee be mended a very leetle tyme since." By my last, you said he was very unwilling to let any of his men come here: so if it please you now to write to Sir John Carey for the number we should get, he would send them more willingly and speedily than the Lord Governor. For we need them, though the place is quiet save a little stealth by our Grames.
I hear all the gentlemen of this March intend to prefer a petition to the Council, not taxing any one man of faults, but for a general reformation to strengthen this country.
They also commend Mr Richard Musgrave to be my deputy—a gentleman well known for wisdom, good carriage and sufficiency. Though I like him well, I have yet said nothing to him, but if it please her Majesty, I would make trial of him this next winter, and on hearing from you, will acquaint him and agree with him.
I inclose the Laird Johnston's letter and my answer: whereby you will see they mean nothing, for all their fair pretences. [Carlisle.] Signed: Th. Scroope.
1½ pp. Holograph. Addressed. Indorsed. Wafer signet as before: indistinct.
1240. Scrope to Cecil. [ Sept. 11. [1600.]]
I have apprehended one Edward Leighe, who by his examination hereinclosed, says he ia allied to my Lord Keeper, to whom I have written to let me know the truth. I will take care of him till I hear. " He saieth that he hurte his brother in lawe with a grievous wounde, which is the cause his father could never endure him since. His manner of cariadge is strange, and therfore I pray you let mee know what I shall do therin."
I trouble you no further as to the soldiers, as I rest myself assured. Signed: Th. Scroope.
1 p. Holograph. Addressed. Indorsed. Wafer signet and Garter.
Inclosed in the same:—
The examination of Edward Leighe son to Thomas Leigh of Adlynton in Cheshire, taken 11th September before Thomas lord Scrope of Bolton, &c.
(1) Examined: says he came forth of Ireland on Saturday last 6th September.
(2) About 24th August there was a great overthrow given by the forces of the Earl of "Tirrone" near a place called "Munnoughon," where about 200 English were slain, but he knows not how many of the enemy.
(3) The principal men slain on our side, "was one Sir Henry Dockerin and Sir Urin Leighe his owne brother, knighted by my lord of Essex at Caills"—and he knows no more of any account.
(4) He says he "did not passe tenne myles in the enimies countrye," and came to Workington on Monday last the 8th September.
(5) Examined: "Whether he could write or noe? He said he was a very good scoller: and when I would have had him to have written his owne examynation, he said he did not wryt this fyve yere." I could by no means get him to write it, "nor so much as his owne name."
1 p. Written by Scrope's clerk.
1241. The Misdemeanors of the Grames. [Sept. 15.]
"The scedull containinge some parte of the misdemeanoures of the Graymes and their clanne."
1. The attempt at Brampton in Gilsland, a market town and the safest place there, to murder John Musgrave the land sergeant, " discharginge above thirtie dagges and gunnes " at him and his company, and seeking to burn him in the house, if the country had not " rescused " him.
2. When the judges of assize were sitting at Carlisle, they insolently took out of prison John Grayme alias Jock of the Pearetree, awaiting arraignment, and took him away.
3. At last assizes they entered Mr Salkeld's house of Corbie and by force took away his son and heir 8 years of age, of purpose to redeem Watte Grayme a notable thief in prison, threatening to do to the child as Grayme should be dealt with: whereby Grame was liberated, for the child's deliverance.
4. They levy blackmail, and rob their next neighbours who refuse it, bringing the country into great bondage.
5. They burned a house to force one Hutchin Hetherington to come forth, when they cut him in pieces: and one Richard Browne, who killed one Grayme a thief in defending his goods, had his houses burned, and was forced " to buy his peace."
6. They assaulted and wounded Thomas Myddelton a young gentleman of our country, as his late father a justice of peace, was present at Richard Grayme's condemnation for horse stealing, " taken with the manner ": and forced him to pay money and buy his pleace.
7. They so threaten and assault followers of hue and cry, that none dare raise it, and murder any who give evidence against offenders: and not even the sheriff of the shire can serve process among them, without the power of the lord warden.
8. They not only resisted the lord warden's own servants sent to seize offenders and felons, but refused to appear before him, and say his lordship has nothing to do with them.
9. They reset and maintain these common spoilers, viz., Stoddort, Henry Wilson, William Wilson, Robert Scott, Jocke the Troter, Fargie of the Readkirke, Jock Richeson, Robert Saundie, Thomas Carlton, Gifford Carlton, Thomas Tailor, Davies Willie, William Lambe, Rowlande Battie, Hector Riche, younge Hector and others.
10. The robberies of the townships of Newbie, Home endes, Comewhitton, Hayton, Newtowne: and the robberies and murders at Wragmyer, and Wampole: and the robberies at Comewhitton, Prior Parke, Barrock feild, the Wrey, Wetherall, Corby, Overied holme, Parke Nooke, Heske and Englewood forest, &c., were done or procured by them or their clan as guides to the Scots, as shall be duly proved.
11. The records of the sessions in Cumberland and Westmerland show above three score Graymes outlawed for murders, burglaries, &c., unpardoned, whereof they are not afraid.
12. They daily draw nearer into the country by making the Queen's subjects weary of life by night spoils: thereby men of good service, as the Stories, Taylors and many more are banished: and Scots and other " badd people" placed as tenants, who share the spoils of the country. They are beginning with the Queen's Gilsland tenants, as appears by the decay of her revenues there.
These are set down in general among the Graymes, for if they were particularly written, "it wold contayne a vollume"—and they can all be proved.
2 pp. Broad sheet. Contemporary fair copy. Indorsed as heading.
1242. The Grames' Petition to Scrope. [Sept. [19.]]
We her Majesty's tenants and faithful subjects whose names are underwritten, humbly beseech you to stand our good lord: understanding the destruction of ourselves and posterity is intended by some of the country gentlemen, whose cunning has drawn other "semple" gentlemen to join them in their dangerous plot. Wherefore in discharge of our duties, "first, to oure Lord God, and syne till her Majestie, and thirdlie, to your good lordschip, and last to our countrey," we have thought fit to offer as follows:—
First, to show our affection to justice, we will stand bound to you, every man for himself, children, servants and tenants, to underly her Majesty's laws at the general sessions.
Secondly, to be ready as becomes good subjects, to rise and assist your officers and servants and all the Queen's subjects in following hue and cry to our utmost power.
Lastly, if any offence be committed by any of Scotland, we shall serve your lordship truly in seeking revenge thereof, without regard to "kynred" or favour as good subjects. Craving your favour and care of us against these gentlemen "confideratis of this new leige laitlie erected amongst ws, the lyk nevir hard of in thais parteis heirtofoir! What caus we have to fear "to answer law, how cleir so ewir oure caus shalbe, God and your good lordschipis may jugde, whairis thais gentilmen sitteth on the bench at the Gilde ly[k]weaeis as oure jugdeis, that is knawin to thrist for oure bloodis, and would cutt oure throittis with thair handis if thay durst." They know we depend on no subject, but only her Majesty and your lordship, and hope these gentlemen's meaning may appear to her Majesty (1) in convening such a league; (2) joining to disgrace "Maister Lowder" her officer under your lordship; (3) in seeking our destruction for our loyalty. "Fourtlie and lastlie," in presuming to nominate your lordship's deputy, thus laying open the cause of their practises against " Maister Lowder "—which if they can obtain, "being all birdis of on nest, and fetheris of on winge," they will get their own will in your absence, and thereby have Carlisle castle at their command: a perilous matter, which we refer to your lordship. But who hath read "hystoris" hath found such presumption often prove dangerous! Especially in this case, "Mr Thomas Sawchill and Mr William Huitoun," two chief men of this new league, with others of them, are deeply allied by kindred and otherwise," to Mr Franceis Daiker ane man who we do hold no good subject to her Majestie, who lyeth heir most pairt within twentie myllis." We fear the worst to her Majesty in their consulting, and crave your good lordship to send this our humble petition to the Lords of the Privy Council, to whom and to your lordship, we hold ourselves, lives, and livings, bound to discharge our duties as becomes true subjects. Signed: Walter Grame, J. Grame, Willem Grame, Mot, Richart Grame, Brekandhil, Wyllyme Grayme, Rostreis, Alexr Grame, Kirkanders, David Grahame, Bankheid, William Grahame, Fauld, Hutchone Grame yownger, "with the rest of owr frendis."
2 pp. Closely written in a Scottish hand. Indorsed: " September 1600.
The Graymes peticion against the gentlemen."
(1) Another copy.
"Exhibited upon Frydaye the 19 of September 1600."
1 p. Broad sheet. Written by Scrope's clerk. Indorsed.
1243. Sir John Carey to Cecil. [Sept. 21.]
I have "even nowe presently" received your letter of the 15th instant: "understandinge therbey the Queenes Majesties plesser for the Earle of Gooereyes ij brothers. All that hathe byn sayed of them tuchinge ther behaver hear in Berwike, is but surmises and supposis bey the contrarey partey; for I will asshewer youer honer uppon my faythe, it cold not a byn better carreyed nor closleyer handeled bey aney creaturs livinge, then bey them deuringe ther beinge hear: for my selfe did never se them but ons, and that was at midnighte and onley myselfe. And for aney other, I knoe they kept themselves close enofe, for they dorst doe no otherwayes, they wear so affrayed of themselves: they went awaye as secretelei and to Dorhame. They went longe sines withe an intent to pase onward to Camberige, as I ded befor singneyfey to youer honer: so as what is nowe become of them I knoe not, nether whear they be, for sines ther departuer, I have not hard of them aneythinge: so as I knoe not whear to hear of them. Thus muche I thoughte good withe sped to serteyfey you of, that ther maye be sum corse taken for ther dispatche accordinge to her Majesties plesser." Yesterday the 20th instant, both my lord ambassador and my lord governor came to the town almost at once—the one from Scotland, the other from England. There is no news, but such as the ambassador has sent you. I humbly beseech your honor to remember my old suit for leave to come up on my " swetes in lawe," wherein I am greatly prejudiced by my absence. Berwick. Signed: Jhon Carey.
1 p. Holograph. Addressed. Indorsed. Wax signet: swan and annulet as before—good.
1244. Willoughby to Cecil. [Sept. 22. 1600.]
To write of ourselves or neighbours " were to add water to the sea ": I know you are advertised, and my lord ambassador is returning; only let me acquaint you, " that uppon my home comminge which was of Saterday last at nighte weary, Sesforde would not suffer me to rest the Saboath, but with mervelous and ymportunate intreatyes both by letters and messengers, required conferrence of me, which this afternoon I condiscended unto." I met him at Longryche 2 miles from Berwick, where he told me it grieved him not a little that his honest carriage in office, these 2 years past, was rather attributed to detaining a few "leaud" persons, than to his sincere devotion to her Majesty to be a good neighbour to her Borders. Being now relieved of travail, he only desired the bills might be sworn before going, and that Sir Robert Carey and myself might concur with some expedition—also if thought meet, the prisoners to be brought " neere hand" for privilege of "back byllinge" if the goods were falsely sworn: and as their prison fees were at very extreme rates, he humbly petitions you for some moderation.
Whereto I answered, I thought I heard you find fault with the keeper therein, and if the bills were sworn and justice done, he should find you very favourable.
He farther pressed me to move you for licence for himself and 10 or 12 persons, to pass through England, which he had recommended also to the ambassador and Sir Robert Carey. Some here thought his travel arose from some discontent between him and the King: but I think the contrary, and that he "being loath perhaps to put his hand betwixt the barke and the tree, and discerninge some future emotions, is rather desirous to sytt out, then to be a carde holder of soe doubtfull a game, wher he ymagyneth he should please neyther partie." I gather by him, "he thinks this present calme may yet prove a tempeste, which astronomy is of to highe a nature for my reache, and since it is amongst them selves, care the lesse, hooping it no whyt prejudiciall to us. I doubt not but these things are playner to you then I cann make them. The Quene is reconcyled to the King in greate kyndness, more then ever heretofore, and those that twharted that course fear a chaunge yf she hold on. . . . This gentleman whom I mentioned unto you, vowes muche that absent nor present," our quiet shall not break through him or his servants. I beseech you favour him so far as your wisdom thinks fit for the Queen's service. It is as just to comfort in well amending, as to discourage in evil doing. Berwick. Signed: P. Wyllughby.
1½ pp. Addressed. Indorsed.
1245. The Justices, &c., of the West March to the Privy Council. [Sept. 25.]
Whereas we her Majesty's justices, and most of the gentlemen of this wardenry, being commanded by the Lord Scrope, were in consultation with his lordship and the lord bishop, as to reform of disorders daily committed, as appears by our humble petition herewith presented to your honours subscribed by all our names: one Lancelot Carleton with 3 or 4 Grames drawn in by him, seeking to impugne her Majesty's service, " with impudent malicious and raylinge speeches, abused some of the said justices and greatly wronged the honorable presence and place." Wherefore in our duty, we present this misdemeanour, and crave your honours to impose such due punishment as Carleton's offence deserves, that the like may hereafter "be eschewed." Signed: Nicholas Curwen, James Bellingham, John Dalston, Tho. Salkeld, Tho. Blenerhassett, Robert Leighe, Henry Dacre, Thomas Sandford, Lancelot Skelton, Tho. Sandford, Henry Gent, Will'm Hutton, Cuthbert Sysson.
1 p. Indorsed by Scrope's clerk: "The mysdemeanor of Lancelot Carlton before the Lord Scropp."
1. A copy of the same, dated.
1 p. Written by Scrope's clerk. Indorsed.
Inclosed in the same:—
(1) (The gentlemen's petition.)
The humble petition of her Majesty's true subjects within her West wardenry to the lords of her most honourable privy council, to allow the following articles, without which they fear the ruin of the country.
(1) They are ever ready to serve her Majesty's warden, and are protected from open spoils: but of late "our own borderers," and especially the Graymes and their friends, commit such outrages and defy all law, that they pray for their proclamation to enter, and that the lord warden or deputy may be empowered to ride in force on the obstinate, and seize them, wasting their houses.
(2) That all conference between English and Scots be forbidden without the warden's licence: and without it, no Scot be suffered to dwell on or near the border.
(3) That all riding by Scots, through these men's country, be prevented by strict watch as of old on the waters of Eske and Lyddell, and warning the nearest officer of any inroad.
(4) That no man above the water of Irden reset in his house or on his land, any Scot not licenced by the lord warden, or any English borderer or lowland man who has been "a remayner beneathe the said water within thre yeares last," without the warden's license: and no borderer or lowland man on the north side of said water, shall resort to any part of the " ynne" country above Carlisle or Brampton, without license under the warden or his deputies hand, as the order has been in time of former lord wardens.
(5) As the offices of Burghe, Gilsland and Bewcastle adjoin the border, and the strength of the country depends on their officers residing in their charges: it would please their lordships to give special direction to the lord warden to reform defaults in these officers, and remove under-officers failing in their duties: and that the land sergeant of Gilsland may presently have the usual place belonging thereto to live in, without which or some other strong place, neither he nor others can do their duties to the country's good.
(6) That our borderers may be forced to deliver up felons and murderers now kept and maintained by them, and to reset none hereafter.
(7) That as the hope of the recovery of the country rests in the severe and sharp execution of justice, it would please your honors to move the lord warden to take to him some fit gentleman as his deputy warden: to which place we all request that Richard Musgrave esquire may be appointed, as also to take musters through these Marches, with aid of the adjoining justices: that horses weapons and furniture may be prepared for the Queen's better service in defence of the country.
That it may appear we have inserted nothing against the Grames on private malice, we have set down in a " scedull hereunto annexed " some of their heinous outrages, &c., since they were freed from the just authority of the lord warden. Signed: Th. Scroope, Hen. Carliolen., Nicholas Curwen, James Bellingham, Richard Lowther, John Lamplughe, John Dalston, Thomas Sandford, Launcelot Salkelde, Henry Dacre, Tho. Salkeld, Edmund Dudley, Henry Gent, Lancelot Skelton, Thomas Dalston, Wilfr. Lawson, Cutbt. Musgrave, Francis Lamplughe, Chris. Pykeringe, Will'm Hutton, Jo. Huton, Joseph Thwayts, John Wharton, Tho. Brathwate, Tho. Warwicke, Tho. Sandforde, Rychard Kyrkbryd, Cuthbert Sysson, Robertt Leighe, George Fletcher, Edward Musgrave, Christofer Curwen, Anthony Patricke son, Richard Tollson, Wyllyam Blenerrhassatte, Henry Sandes, Richard Denton.
4 pp. Two double broad sheets. Indorsed by Scrope's clerk.
A copy of same.
2 pp. Broad sheet. Indorsed by Scrope's clerk.
(2) Schedule of some part of the misdemeanors of the Grames and their clan, as in No. 1241.
2 pp. A broad sheet. Indorsed by Scrope's clerk.
(3) (The gentlemen's answers to the Grames petition.)
After a summary of the contents:—
They affirm that the Grames, their clan, children, &c., are the chief causes of the decay of the country: and as for their three offers, they are good enough if performed: but experience only can declare this.
They deny the slanderous charges of desiring the Grames' destruction, thirsting after their blood, &c. These suggestions come from Lancelot Carleton, who lately as a party with the Grames, came to prefer their petition, and used indecent speeches therein before your honor. He is a known contentious man, "a practiser of lewed actions," as was openly shown before the Bishop of Carlisle, your honor, and other justices of peace at sessions, when he accused John Musgrave land sergeant of Gilsland: who was cleared by Carleton's own witnesses, who confessed that he had tried to suborn them, partly admitted by himself to his own disgrace. He inserted these slanders in their petition, not wishing outrages put down, or regarding his neighbours' harms, so long as himself is safe, being allied to the Grames by several marriages of his kindred to them on both borders, thus not only protected but emboldened to prosecute his unchristian devices.
Their assertion of injustice from any of the gentlemen as judges, is unfounded: for they will answer their offences before no judge.
To the 4 charges of dangerous presumption, they answer,—1. There was no meeting except allowed by your deputy and confirmed by your lordship on your return. Mr Lowther and his son and heir, were among them. 2. They had no intention to disgrace Mr Lowther: but they justly complained of his " to greate bearinge with theyves," to the hurt of the country; which was duly heard and determined without any wrong to him. 3. This is untrue and frivolous like the rest. For the last: They are not so void of discretion as to appoint your lordship's deputy; but have humbly commended a fit gentleman of good worth and experience to your lordship, with whom they will heartily join in her Majesty's service for the good of her subjects and the country. The said Carleton and the Grames, fearing if appointed, he will look into their doings, labour to prevent your lordship's purpose therein, by suggesting that charge of resorting to Francis Dacres and disloyalty to her Majesty. It is not the first time this has been alleged against the gentlemen, or some of them particularly: and they hope your lordship will examine Carleton and the Grames, who those friends of the gentlemen are who resort to Mr Dacres? that they may receive their deserts, as affirmed in their petition.
We humbly beseech your honor that this our answer may be sent with their petition to the Lords of the Council: if your lordship think fit to send their petition.
2½ pp. Closely written. Indorsed by Scrope's clerk.
1. Another copy of same, dated 25th Sept. 1600.
2 pp. Broad sheets. Indorsed by Scrope's clerk.
1246. Munition for Willoughby's ship. [Sept. 29. 1600.]
A brief note of the powder and other munition delivered from the ordnance office for the Lord Governor's " new shipp," in the half year ended 29 September 1600.
Powder, 300lb.; match, 11lb.; saker shot, 20; falcon shot, 20; "robonett" shot, 60; lead, 28lb.; half pikes, 24; black bills, 10; ship carriages, 2; muskets, 20; "bandelers," 20.
Saltpeter, 40lb.; "sulpher," 30lb.; "rozen," 24lb.; "turpentyne," 1 pottle; "marlen" cord, 3lb.; pikes, 10; "iron for hoopes for trunckes," 21lb. This was for fireworks for my lord's ship, and delivered to Henry Sisson master gunner by warrant dated 16 April last.
1 p. Indorsed.