Cecil Papers: 1543

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Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 1, 1306-1571. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1883.

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90. The Earl of Tyrone to Henry VIII.
1542/3, Jan. 31. After commending to his Majesty his son and heir apparent, the Earl of Dungannon, the bearer of the present letter, humbly beseeches him to move his Deputy in Ireland on his return thither to give him relief against such Irishmen as heretofore owed him rent and other duties, of which his ancestors were justly seized, and who do now withdraw the same because they perceive that being the King's servant and subject he no longer uses force against them to obtain satisfaction thereof, and who are not yet so reclaimed that by due order of law he may recover the same.
Dated :—“from my house of Dongennene, the laste of January.”
Endorsed :—The Earl of Tyrone to the King's Majesty. 31 January, 1543.
1 p.
91. Sir Thomas Seymour to the Earl of Hertford.
[1542/3], March 14. For lack of weighty matter has sent the news that was sent to him out of Almain by Mr. Wotton. Concerning the two “falcons,” the founders have been so set to work lately by the King's commandment, that they will have no time for any other work till that is finished.The King's provision, it appeareth, will cost him ere he goeth over 7,000l. at the least.Westminster, 14 March.
Hol. 1¼ pp.
[A copy of Dr. Wotton's letterp.) relating to affairs in Germany and Piedmont is prefixed.]
92. Sir William Paget to the Earl of Hertford.
1543, March 27. Has received his letters and such other letters as he has addressed to the King, which he assures him his Majesty takes in right good part.
They have prepared as much as they can upon the sea to speak with “my Lord Patriarche,” &c., and shall meet with him, God willing.
From the Emperor they have news that the whole Empire hath declared themselves enemies to France.
The King of Denmark's ambassadors are arrived with the Emperor, and there is hope of some unity between them.
The Count Palatine Louis the Elector is deceased, and Duke Frederick succeedeth him. Other news there is none, save that the King is now well again, who hath for two or three days been troubled with “a humour descending to his leg.”—Westminster, 27 March 1543.
1 p. [Haynes, p. 6. In extenso.]
93. Treaty.
1543, March 31. Confirmation of a treaty of peace and friendship between the Emperor Charles V. and King Henry VIII.—Molin del Rey, 31 March 1543.
Signed :—Charles.
Copy. Latin. 13¼ pp. [The articles are the same as those of the treaty of 11 Feb. 1542, and are printed with the other instruments recited by Rymer, Vol. XIV., pp. 768–780.
94. Sir William Paget to the Earl of Hertford.
1543, April . The King has received his letters and takes his proceedings in good part. Nevertheless advises him if he should find anything amiss in those parts rather to amend it himself, if possible, than to signify hither that it is amiss, as by such advertisement some of his friends might be offended as in fact has already happened in one instance. Trusts his Lordship will take this his folly in good part, and think that men may better speak or do, being present, than absent. —Westminster, the day of April 1543.
(Postscript.) His Lordship will do well to salute now and then with a word or two in a letter my Lord of Suffolk, my Lord Wriothesley, and others, forgetting not Mr. Denye.
1 p. [Haynes, p. 7. In extenso.]
95. League with Scotland.
1543, July 1. Rough abridgment of the articles of the treaty between England and Scotland, in relation to the marriage of Mary, Queen of Scotland, with Prince Edward, as also of the treaty of peace between the same, dated 1 July 1543.
Draft. 8½ pp. [The treaties are printed in extenso in Rymer's Fœdera, Vol. XIV., pp. 786–796.]
97. The Duke of Norfolk and Sir Anthony Browne to the Earl of Hertford.
[1543], Nov. 14. Enclose letters addressed to his Lordship, which they have just received from the Council. “Written at Sir Robt Tyrwhitt's house in Lincolnshire this 14th of November.”
Endorsed :—“R. from my Lord of Norf. xix. Nov.”
On the back of this letter is the following note :
“John Hume of the Hithlas, brother to the Lord of Wetherborne, was slayne wtin Couldingam Towar wt a narow att the last Rod before Couldingam. He is birid this day; att which biriall ther is mani gentell of Skotland att”
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