Cecil Papers: 1550

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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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334. Treaty between England and France.
1549/50, March 24. “The copy of the articles of the treaty of peace concluded between the King's Majesty's Ambassadors and the French, 24 March 1549.” Boulogne to be restored in six weeks to the French. The King of France to pay 400,000 crowns to the King of England.
Copy. Latin. 5¼ pp. [These articles are printed in extenso in Rymer's Fœdera, Vol. XV., pp. 212–215.]
335. Mr. Richard Goodricke to Mr. Secretary Cecil.
[1550], Aug. 22. Entreats his assistance for the bearer, the Vicar of Tathewell, near Louth, in Lincolnshire, who is so troubled and vexed by one Dyon, of Lincolnshire, “a busy naughty man,” that he is almost weary both of his benefice and of his life. The vicar before this complained to Lord Willoughby, when he was Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, of the injuries done to him, who, finding the said Dyon irreformable, applied to the Privy Council by whom the said Dyon was committed to the Fleet, and on his release he promised to abide the decision of Edw. Dymock, Sir Francis Ayscough, the Archdeacon of Lincoln, and the Chancellor of the Church of Lincoln, to be made by them by a fixed day. He however craftily kept himself at London until the day was expired; notwithstanding which on his return the above-named arbitrators met at Kasen and endeavoured to reconcile the two parties, but were in the end, for want of bond, compelled to leave the matter as they found it. Since which time Dyon continueth his injuries which increase daily to the vicar's undoing unless he may have Cecil's help at the hands of the Council. Prays him therefore to direct some earnest letters from the Council to Dyon, commanding him to cease molesting this poor man, and also to submit himself to the order of the above-named persons in the matter in dispute.
From London the 22nd of August.
1 p.
336. The Council to Sir Thomas Speke and Sir John St. Low.
1550, Oct. 14. Again directing them to see to the execution of a proclamation lately issued in every county for prohibiting the export of divers commodities, and for bringing grain to the markets.—Richmond, 14 Oct. 1550. [The name of Sir Hugh Paulet is struck out of the address.]
Signed :—E. Somerset, W. Wiltshire, J. Bedford, W. Northampton, T. Wentworth, T. Darcy, and W. Cecil.
Endorsed :—“M. of a letter to certain shires from the Council for the execution of the proclamation for bringing victuals to the markets.”
337. Dr. N. Wotton to Secretary Cecil.
1550, Nov. 12. For redubbing a little negligence in the writing of his lease is fain to send the bearer to London again.
By his particulars he should have had the wood and underwood, which in the lease are expressly reserved.
If there be any news which may be imparted to him they will be welcome.—Canterbury, 12 Nov. 1550.
½ p.
338. New College, Oxford.
1550, Nov. Minute to the Visitors of Oxford to examine the Statutes of New College in all such points as concern the office of the Warden, and, if sufficient cause be found from them, and in the just complaints of the “company” of the said College, whom they are to examine, to proceed to the deposition of the Warden, Dr. Cole.
Endorsed :—Nov. 1550.
Rough Draft. 2 pp.
339. Warrants.
[1550], Dec. “A note of certain Warrants for my Lord Treasurer and Sir John Yorke,” &c. [From indorsement.]
Concerning a payment of 10,000l. to the Lord Treasurer in consideration of a similar sum paid by the Lord Treasurer to Sir E. Peckham for the King's use; also, as to the delivery of 3,000l. in silver to Sir E. Peckham, which silver had been delivered to the L. Treasurer by Sir John York as a pledge for 3,000l. in crowns, &c.
Endorsed :—“December 155–.”
Rough Draft. 1½ pp.
Copy of the preceding.
340. Price of Provisions, &c.
[1550]. A “lamentable complaint of the poor inhabitants” of divers counties, temp. Edw. VI., respecting the high prices for provisions, grievances as to land tenure, &c. [This document is very dilapidated and the ink faded.]
341. Hunting in Forests.
[1550]. Petition of the freeholders of Bucks and Northampton as to hunting in forests, in reply to the King's proclamation against hunt-in his Honor of Grafton.—Undated.
5 sheets.
342. Genealogical.
[1550?]. Rough genealogical notes on the families of Turbervile, Stradling, De la Bere, Bassett, St. John, Gamage, and Vernon; Tildsley, Walcott, and Pereira. Those on the families of Tildsley and Pereira in Cecil's hand.—Endorsed by Cecil.
5 pp.