Cecil Papers: 1581

Pages 189-202

Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 13, Addenda. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1915.

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The Defence of the Frontiers.
[1580–1.] An Act for the defence of the Frontiers; matters "to be added to the recital."
These additions are for remedying the action of landlords and others, being farmers as well to the Queen as to other lords and owners, who have for their private gain decayed divers tenements and habitations, and in some places whole townships, reducing the same to one farm or pasturing of sheep and cattle, and have let their lands to Scottishmen and not to Englishmen, thereby diminishing the natural strength of the country.—Undated.
3 pp. (98. 102.)
[Vide Stat. 23 Eliz. c. 4.]
Lord Grey, Lord Deputy of Ireland, to the Lord Treasurer.
1580–1, Feb. 27. Understanding that the Oconnors were combined with most of the chief captains of countries betwixt Dublin and Connaught in a great conspiracy, thought it behoveful to take a journey into those parts. So coming unto the fort of Philipston, the chief strength of Offalay, he caused a session to be held there for trial of such malefactors as were proved to have committed open spoils and outrages to the general disquiet of all those borders. Therein was found guilty one Heugh Omoloy, a chief man of his name, and a famous thief and traitor, besides certain others, whereof some he executed for ensample of the rest. Of others he took pledges and assurance for their good behaviour and appearance from time to time. Then having given further order for the taking in of the Occonors, he passed into the Magoghegans country, where he found nought but empty towns, all the inhabitants being fled either for fear of their guilty consciences, or misled by Bryan Magoghegan, he which murdered his brother. Caused proclamation to be made that whoso would not be reputed as a traitor, and hazard his life and goods, should return again to his dwelling within one day's respite, the which in the most part took good effect, but the principals continued their obstinacy, and now remain still in state of open rebels. Thence he passed to Magoghlan's country, whom, perceiving not to have entered so far into the confederacy as the rest, he received into favour, taking of him pledges as seemed sufficient. Thither came unto him Ocaroll, whose deep disloyalty being found by examination he stayed him with him and with some others of the same faction brought along with him to Dublin. On his return, word was brought that Tirlagh Lennagh was coming down to the Black Water, under colour of parley for certain wrongs concerning private parties, but with such numbers and in such manner that it seemed his only meaning was to trouble and infest the English pale, and to impeach her Majesty's proceedings against the other rebels, for repressing of whom, as in his letters to the Council, he craves that further supply may be sent over, both of men and of treasure, which begins to grow very low.—Dublin, 27 February, 1580.
(P.S.)—Prays that Burghley's wonted care be given to the victualling, which never was more needful. Is grieved at the ministers of the victuals, whose small care and unjustness is manifestly felt and seen.
Partly holograph. Endorsed: L. Deputy of Ireland. 2 pp. (199. 1.)
Court of Wards and Liveries.
1581, Mar. 25 to May 20. Money paid to Anthony Crane, Esquire, and John Abyngton, Esquire, cofferers of the Queen's Household, by Sir William Dansell Knight, Receiver General of the said Court, for one whole year from Lady Day, 1580, to Lady Day, 1581.—Total 1,000l. 1,700l. also paid in the May following.
1 p. (139. 184.)
Maidstone College.
1581, May 5. "Received by me Arthur Barham gent. of the Lord Cobham this 5 of May, 1581, an account of the College of Maidstone made by Thomas Hanson steward of the said College the same account being in parchment bearing date the 4 of He: 8."—Undated.
½ p. (213. 62.)
The Duke of Anjou to de Marchomont.
[1581,] May 13. Prays him to give credence to whatever the bearer shall tell him on his part and to do him the service of satisfying the Queen, his mistress, for the pains she has been put to following what he has commanded the present bearer to say on his behalf.—Allanson, 13 May.
Holograph. French. ½ p. (203. 25.)
The Vice-Chancellor and Senate of Cambridge to Lord Burghley.
1581, June 2. As soon as they understood that the contumacy "Parisiorum Chestertonensium" had been broken down by his authority the Senate took counsel to offer their fullest thanks; they could desire nothing better than the method and speed with which the matter was accomplished, which is attributable to Burghley. They only asked him to take cognisance of the Chesterton cause and to order himself what was best for the University, and with incredible speed the whole controversy was adjudged, the insolence of the turbulent men being extinguished rather than suppressed: the inquiry into the cause having been commended to the Chief Justice and the Attorney General. So not only the late dishonesty of the Parisians has been sharply judged but all hope of future strife removed.—Cantabrigiæ, e Senatu nostro 4° Nonas Junii, 1581.
Endorsed: "10 Junii (sic), 1581. The Vice-Chancellor and heads of the University of Cambridge. Thanks for your 1. dealing with the Chesterford (sic) men."
Latin. 1 p. (136. 18.)
Lord Dacre's Lands.
1581, June. Warrant with regard to the Dacre lands. Refers to the agreement of June 16, 1571.
Signed. 1 p. (146. 128.)
Augustus, Duke of Saxony, to the Queen.
1581, June 19. Disclaims any intention to forbid English merchants to trade in his dominions on the ground that privileges enjoyed for some centuries by the Hanse Towns had been unjustly overthrown. Heard a year and a half ago that certain English merchants in London had formed themselves into a company and secured a monopoly of the cloth trade in London, with the result that the price of the cloths in Germany had been immensely increased. If the Hanse Towns refer the matter to the Emperor and the Estates of the Empire, it shall be equitably settled.—Dresden, 13 Calend. Julii, 1581.
Copy. Latin. 2 pp. (133. 20.)
[Calendared in S.P. Foreign incorrectly under date May 20.]
[Don Antonio, claimant] King of Portugal to Queen Elizabeth.
[1581 ?] 23 June. "Senhora, a ora em que chegei a este reino de vossa Magde se acabarâo meus trabachos, por que naõ consente o alvoroço com que venho pera me lançar aos pees de vossa Magde, senaõ a maior aligria et contentamento da vida. Este me satisfaça vossa Magde com me naõ dilatar esta ora, de mi a mais deseiada, et que me sera a mais alegre que nesta vida terei." Sends Don Rodrigues de Sousa, his ambassador, to learn when he may have this audience, and begs credence for him.—Rochester, 23 June. Signed Rey.
Portuguese. 2 pp. (133. 25.)
The Emperor Rudolph II to the Queen.
1581, June 28. I hear by your letter of April 5 last with its annexed petition of the disputes which have been going on for some years between you and the Hansa Towns. I cannot deny that since my accession many complaints have been made to me by the said Towns and also by other towns and states in the Empire. At the beginning of this very year, representatives of the Hansa came to me and complained that their privileges, obtained from your predecessors at great cost and toil, had been infringed and overthrown at the suggestion of persons more zealous of their private interests than of the common weal, and that there had been excessive taxation and interference with their people residing in England.
It was my duty to find remedy for my subjects in these things, but being persuaded of your good will to my Empire, I decided to take no steps before advising you and others apparently concerned and before making inquiry into certain other questions arising out of the said disputes. I therefore informed you of these complaints by my personal letter delivered to the said representatives and exhorted you in brotherly way as you will see by the copy annexed to this. I have therefore done the very thing you now ask of me and will always freely do what may be proposed in this behalf by the States of the Empire or the Hansa Towns. I am therefore persuaded by the zeal you have hitherto shewn towards me and the Empire that you will readily accede to my petition and take steps that the privileges and liberties obtained by the Hansa merchants in your realm may be protected and not overthrown for the sake of the private gains of any private persons.—"Datum in arce nostra Pragæ, 28 June, 1581."
Endorsed: The copy of the letter within mentioned written from the Emperor to the Queen's Majesty beareth date 20 February, 1581.
Contemporary copy. Latin. 3 pp. (133. 18.)
Another copy of the foregoing. (199. 4.)
Mary, Queen of Scots, to the Same.
1581, July 14. Thanks her for her son's reply which the Queen has been pleased to send her. Is assured of his good inclination towards Elizabeth and his devotion to herself, as the Queen will see by his letter to Mary which she sends by Mauvissière. The Queen taking into consideration his tender age will receive what he has sent as the beginning only of a more solid friendship. Protests that she has done what lies in her and the success which a simple letter has brought about sufficiently discharges her. Leaves it to the Queen to make use of the means she has proposed to her.—Sheffield, 14 July, 1581.
Holograph. French. 1 p. (133. 22.)
[Printed in extenso by Labanoff, Lettres de Marie Stuart, V. 296, 297, where it is incorrectly dated 1582.]
[? Lord Henry Howard] to Lord —.
[1581 ?] July 20. Without his lordship's help, he can neither hope nor look for remedy, so long as his friends will suffer him to pine in this solitary seat. The Queen says little, but when his liberty is spoken of, begins to speak of trial face to face, as if that should have been to do if he were in fault. His humble suit is that he may not be suspended, but that after seven months imprisonment, may either be tried before equal judges, or enlarged, with an end of misery, which being done his lordship may do him the greatest favour to procure his banishment out of the realm. His hap is harder than ever was any second brothers of his house. This 20 of July.—Unsigned and undated.
Endorsed: L. H. H. Max. Comod'. 1 p. (98. 129.)
Richard Masters to the Queen.
1581, July 22. For a lease in reversion of the parsonage of Bollsover, Derbyshire, to the tenant Humfrey Smalle.— Undated.
Note by Sir Thomas Sekford that the Queen grants the suit.— 22 July, 1581.
1 p. (1499.)
Francois, Duke of Anjou, to Sir Francis Walsingham.
1581, July 31. The Queen's favour so far shewn to me as to select you for the journey to the King has given me extreme content and overwhelmed me with obligations that I can never discharge except by my desire ever to do her service. I am happy at finding myself so near your route that you can see me without loss of much time. I beg that this may take place at Tartenois where I shall be sleeping to-night and assure you that you will be welcome as one of those in the foremost places of her whom I honour more than any princess on earth.—"A Chasteau Thierry le dernier jour de Juillet, 1581."
Signed. French. 1 p. (133. 21.)
Arthur, Lord Grey, to Lord Burghley.
1581, Aug. 9. Understanding Sir Francis Walsingham to be now absent, addresses to Burghley such letters as the affairs of Ireland require to be sent to the Queen and the rest of the Lords. Desires speedy resolution in the things he has commended to her Highness and their Lordship's considerations.
Thanks him for his favour in the matter of the wardship of young Gostwick.
John Zowtche has of late again done a good service in his quarter. That Burghley may the better be acquainted with the state of his government, sends herewith the copy of certain articles agreed on betwixt him and Lord McMorris, received but yesterday from him. That country by this seems brought to good stay, in case the luckless accident signified in their Lordships' letter alter not the same. Prays therefore Burghley's commendation of Zowtche where it may best avail.
Commends the suit of Captain G. Carew, whom he thinks to be the bearer of this letter, that the Queen will take into her own hands Lawghlen Castle and lands belonging thereto, which he is possessed of by his late brother's death, and give him in exchange land in England to the value of the same rent, as he cannot reap the due benefit of the said castle, by reason that the Cavenaghes will not suffer but forcibly any English man to have land or jurisdiction there. The place is the key and thoroughfare from these parts into Munster, and must bridle and command the sept of the Cavenaghes. It would quiet them moreover to find themselves tenants and at commandment only to the Queen.
Prays for corn, which grows very scarce and none heard of for well nigh these two months.—Dublin, 9 August, 1581.
Thanks him for the warrant dormant.
Holograph. 2½ pp. (203. 30.)
Arnault to de Bex.
1581, Aug. 12. But for my desire to keep in your good graces, the early departure of Monsieur Pinart would sufficiently dispense me from writing. Be assured I will do you the like services over here as you have been rendering me, and indeed not an hour ago I was talking with Monsr. de Maneuvre in the Louvre in a fashion to make your right ear tingle. Keep me in Monsieur de Marchaumont's good graces and excuse me to him for not writing, not having at present [anything to say]. . . . "le faire lors que jauray . . . a Madame sa femme, ce que jesp[ere] faire demain, en prenant occasion sur ce que . . . de Maneuvre ma dict quil la vouloit aller . . . Il me desplaist infiniment de ce que je ne puis effec . . si a propoz mes promesses a lendroit de M. de Marchaumont comme je desireroy bien, car aujourdhuy il ne se trouve point dans Paris de bonne pouldre de Cypre." Nevertheless the little I have been able to find amongst my friends, I send in large and small bottles and beg you to present to him from me with assurance that my wish to serve him shall never fail. One of my friends is expecting Cyprus powder daily from Languedoc, the most excellent there is, and I promise I will not fail to send some to Sr. de Marchaumont as soon as I have it. Remember me to all our friends over there and especially to the Earl of Northumberland and his wife, the Countess, and to my mistress Madame Percy their dear daughter. If you will be seeing them I envy you your happiness. Affectionate commendations to Messieurs de Rinfreville, Chevalier Haulteterre and Nargonne.—"Paris, 12 Aoust, 1581. . . mandez sil vous plaist que sera devenu le pauvre Champion pour la liberte duquel M. Maneuvre et quelques autres eussent volontiers faict escrire M. le Roy, silz eussent pense que cela y eust servi."
[On reverse] "Je vous prie me tenir aux bonnes graces des dames [et] demoiselles ausquelles vous savez que jay promis des masques et les assurez de ma part quelles auront bientost. Je me suis advise depuis quil seroit plus a propoz que jescrivisse ung mot a M. de Marcham[ont]."
Holograph. French. 2 pp. Damaged. (203. 26.)
Richard Howland, Master of St. John's College, Cambridge, to Lord Burghley.
1581, Oct. 6. Being in consultation with the seniors about the performance of our necessary duty for preaching at this time of infection in Stamford and Chesthume [Cheshunt ?], I received your letters and mind therein; according to your resolution we mind to send to both places, and for Theobalds Mr. Stanton, a senior fellow of our college, shall attend your commandment the 16 or 17 of this month to preach on St. Luke's day there or where else you appoint. By whom if you please to send the other 15l. due by your gift at Michaelmas past we shall acknowledge ourselves greatly bound. For your two scholars, as before we certified the two places were void, so I desire you to appoint and send them down before November 6; for that being the first Monday after All Saints is the day of our election.—From your College of St. Johns, 6 October, 1581.
Endorsed by Burghley: "To appoint 2 scholars afore 6 November."
Signed. 1 p. (136. 19.)
Thomas Duncombe to the Same.
1581, Oct. 10. For the stay of an arbitration between him and John Waterhouse, as to lands granted by the Earl of Oxford, till he obtains possession of his evidences.
Endorsed: 10 October, 1581. 1 p. (905.)
The Duke of Anjou to du Bex.
1581, Oct. 11. You will have to-day a hundred horse at Montreuil. The leader is charged to carry out this bearer's instructions. As for you, my plan is that you find yourself with them as though by accident (comme par une occurrence), so that they may have no knowledge of what you have with you, which you will do well to put in a strong covered waggon, packing other baggage with the trunks in which the money is. In this way, under colour of a pretended enterprise, which will not appear to have anything to do with you, you will be able, I think, to get here with your charge without discovery, which is what I want above all. The rest I postpone until your arrival.—St. Villery [Saint-Valéry], 11 October, 1581.
Addressed: "Monsr. du Bais, gentilhomme ord. de ma chambre."
Signed. French. 1 p. (203. 28.)
1581, Oct. 12. List of the Household at Theobalds.
1 p. (140. 25.)
Latin Verses.
1581, Oct. Latin verses on Jeremiah, ch. 17, by Gualterus Mershe.
½ p. (140. 76.)
1581, Oct. Latin verses on Jeremiah, ch. 7, by D. Heigham.
½ p. (140. 77.)
1581, Oct. The like by Lionellus Ducket.
½ p. (140. 78.)
1581, Oct. The like by Robert Paige.
1 p. (140. 79.)
1581, Oct. The like by Jacobus Wolffenden.
½ p. (140. 80.)
[1581, Oct.] The like by G. Smith.
Endorsed by Lord Burghley. ½ p. (140. 81.)
Badirel to de Marchaumont.
1581, Nov. 4. I have to-day crossed the sea with this German gentleman whom I have been ordered by Monseigneur to conduct to his Highness in England and must advertise you thereof that you may be pleased to have someone sent before to let me know where I am to take him. He is charged with much business of importance of which it is very necessary that his Highness, before he proceeds to Flanders, should be advised.—Douvre, 4 November, 1581.
Signed. French. 1 p. (203. 29.)
The King of France to the Queen.
[1581 ?] Dec. 25. The honour which my house receives from the good will you are pleased to bear me and my brother binds me more and more to serve you. But I beg you not to consider it importunity if I reiterate to you so often my desire to see my brother so honoured and happy as to be able to serve you with the success of that which is so well commenced and which may God and you, Madame, bring to pass! Believe me you will win for yourself, if this good happens to him, both him and me and all this state, as much and more than your own. The effects of the service I will render you for it will testify this sufficiently to you. I beg that you will be pleased to find it good that those who are to go for a matter so happy to us may be ready at the time agreed.—"Parys le 25 de Desambre."
Holograph. French. 1 p. (186. 68.)
The Duke of Suffolk.
1581. "A note of the heirs of the body of Charles late Duke of Suffolk."
Notes by Burghley. ½ p. (141. 45.)
Electors of Saxony and Marquises of Meissen.
1581. Genealogy from Frederick, Marquis of Meyssen, made Duke of Saxony and Elector 1423, to the year 1581.
Endorsed by Burghley. 1 p. (142. 63.)
Tellers of the Receipt.
1581. "Record to prove that the Lord Treasurer of England hath the grant of the office of Tellers of the Receipt." The record is from the Patent Roll 6 Richard 2, Part 3, m. 16 (May 3, 1383).
Endorsed: 1581. 2 pp. (142. 64.)
Dacre Lands.
[1581 ?] Lands to be assured from her Majesty to the Lady Marquis, the fee simple to the Lord and Lady Dacres; lands to be conveyed to the Earl of Leicester and one feoffee &c.
Notes thereon by Burghley. 1 sheet. (146. 130.)
[Simier] to [the Queen].
[1581 ?] " . . . quelque jour car je ne peus croire que "E" ne recognoiçe unt jour la mechante ame de celui qui lui mest toutes tes inpreçions vous asurant que auparavant que Fervacques fuct a lui je n'ai james cogneu une melieur ame que celle de "E" ne plus creignien dieu, et m'asur que çi ce malereus estoit ors d'avec lui que facilemant il ce remetroict au bon cheman. Voila en partie pourcoi je pance que çi je suis james si ereus de me bastre avec lui que dieu m'aidera grandemant et avec mon bon droict [et] la faveur de vostre majeste j'en sortire à mon onneur, je vous en suplie de toute la plus grand affection que je puis.
Vostre majesté me mande qu'elle fera en sorte à tout le moins que j'are unt congé oneste et quelque onorable reconpance pour mes services pacés. Au non de die, Madame, faictes cela pour moi et je vous sera plus obligé que çi vous m'avies tiré des enfers, et lors je me tiendre bien herus de me retirer en ma meson et à demeurer le reste de ma vie comme sont çerviteur çens me rendre james à aultre qu lui et vostre majesté lant peut asurer et ç'il ne trouve pas bon que je demeure en France je m'offre d'aler confiner mes jours en Italie, en Constantinoble, par tout où il vosdra et en tous lieus ou il me çera coumande de vstre part. Nece pas tout ce que je puis faire pour le contanter et le mestre ors de doute que j'aie james porte aucune volonté au roi. Au non de dieu faictes cela pour vostre singe et que j'en puisce avoir prontemant quelque bonne responce car, Madame, la paine où je suis ne çe peut escripre, tant elle [est] grande. Le singe vostre vous baise très humblemant les mains et la larme a leul vous asur qu'il a une perpetuelle souvnance des faveurs.— De Grenviche."
Addressed: — [logo: E surrounded by six S's] (twice).
Cypher, partly deciphered. Seal. 1 p. Apparently latter portion of letter only. (203. 32.)
[Simier] to [the Queen].
[1581 ?] "Je ne me puis anpescher que je ne vous dye ancores ung mot sur le raport qui vous a este faict que je ne voulois se que je taytois. Je m'estonne plus de telle qualonnye que je ne fais de toutes les autres par se qu'il me senble qu'elle est faicte avec beaucoup d'absurdité d'autant que vous seule me pouves en sela plus justifier que personne. Vous aves peu cognoistre mon affayction par mes inportunités conbien de foys j'ay pleure de bon ceur ne pouvant surmonter les difficultés et reduyre la cause à sa conclusion. Je le desirois tant et fais ancores quil n'y a chose en se monde de quoy j'aye plus grande anvye. Cest d'ou procede la hayne de la royne de Navare. Ayent toujours tenu ferme de se coste contre tous altres, je ne puis croyre que vous n'en soyes mentenent bien informée, vous suplyent m'avoyr en recoumandation."—Undated.
pp. (203. 33.) [monogram: E surrounded by six S's]
The Cecils.
1581. Cecil genealogy 1091 to 1581.
In Burghley's hand. 1 sheet. (203. 34.)
— to the Queen.
[1581 ?] Excuses himself for not writing to her since his departure from the Court, on account of his grievous illness. Thanks her for sending him a letter of her own hand, which he knows is tedious to her, and signifying to him the conclusion of her marriage, together with the covenants thereunto appertaining. Expresses his good wishes.—Undated.
Draft. 1 p. (203. 35.)
The Earl of Southampton.
[1581 ?] Contents of the office drawn after the death of Henry late Earl of Southampton. Relates to the Countess's jointure, and the disposition of the Earl's lands.— Undated.
1 p. (206. 99.)
Geronimo Wolf, a Schoolmaster of Bristol, to Lord Burghley.
1581. A large sheet of paper with an ornamental border and a coat of arms. On it are written 38 couplets of complimentary verse. All but three will scan.
1 p. Latin. Endorsed by Burghley with date. (208. 5.)
Lands of Charles, late Duke of Suffolk.
[c. 1581.] The petition of the Lord Mounteagle in Curia Wardorum.
Prays for warrant to enable him to sue his livery of certain lands descended to him from his mother Mary, daughter and coheir of Charles Brandon late Duke of Suffolk, and from Lady Catherine the sister of Mary, who died without issue.
The petition of Lord Beauchamp.
He denies that the above Lady Catherine died without issue, and claims that she was lawfully married to Edward Earl of Hertford, by whom she had issue, the petitioner.
1 p. (142. 179.)
Isle of Terceiras.
[1581.] The description and state of the island of Tersera.— Undated.
pp. (246. 10–16.)
Chronology of Events.
1581. Almanac, containing the following entries by Burghley.
1580/1, Jan. 6. W. Randolf towards Scotland.
" " 7. I retor. to the Court.
" " 11. The amb. from Savoy was with the Q. Maty.
" " 16. The Parlement begynn.
" " 20. The Q. adm. the Spekr.
" " 22. The Justs at Westm. wher the Erl of Arund. was challengr. asisted with Sr. Wm. Drury. Erl of Oxfor. L. Wyndsor and 14 mor. defend. Sr. Tho. Parrott, cum unwares.
1581, May 18 at Thebaldes. The Mr. of the Roolls dyed at 11 at night.
" July 2. About this tyme the Er. of Oxf. sett to full liberty by Mr. Walysyngham.
" " 23. I cam fr. my houss to Grenwych. E.o.
" " 24. Mr. Sec. Walsyngham went towardes Dover.
" " 27. The Q. at Wansted. Mr. Sec. Walsyngham at Bullen.
" " 28. I at Thebaldes.
" " 31. Mr. Rich. went to the Er. of Oxford.
Monss. d'Anjou was at Chasteau Terry.
" " 21. The L. Deput. of Irland departed ag.
Tyrlogh Lenough.
Instruct. signed for Mr. Secr. Walsyngham.
" " 27. Mr. Sec. was at Bullen.
" " 30. Sir H. Cobh. with Mr. Somers mett Mr. Walsyngham at Lusarch.
Monss. was at Chasteau Terry and departed to la Fere in Tartenui.
" Aug. 2. Mr. Secret, arryved at la Fer in Tartannoiss.
" " 3. The Q. Mother parted from St. Marr towards Monss. d'Anjou.
" " 5. The Q. Mother cam. to Fere.
" " 7. Mr. Secret. departed from la Fere towardes Pariss.
" " 9. Burnham brought letters from Mr. Secret.
" " 10. Mr. Sec. had aud. of the Fr. Kyng whan a leag was offred.
" " 11. A conference with the 5 commiss. wh. the leag was refused.
" " 14. Walton (sic) went towardes Pariss with letters.
" " 18. Jhon Fur.(ryar) brough letters of the 13 from Mr. Walsyngham.
" " 20. Cam Hylle, that brought letters from Tercera of the 6 of Aug. who land. 18 at Portismouth.
" " 16. The Vicont of Torrayn taken by Alban. nere Camb.
" " 17 & 18. Comms. was with Mons.
" " 18. Monss. d'Anjou entred into Cambr.
" " 30. Davids cam from France.
" " 3. Mr. Secr. arryved at la Fer. in Tartenoiss.
" " 5. The Q. Mother cam to la Fer.
" " 6. Mr. Wals. had spech with the Q. Mother.
" " 13. Watson cam with letters from Mr. Sec. dated 10 Aug.
" " 18. Jhon Furryar cam with letters fr. Mr. W. dat, 13 Aug.
" " 20. Yong Walsyngh. cam with lr. da. 17 Aug.
1581, Aug. 22. Georg. went with letters from Gr. to Mr. Wal.
" Sept. 11. Grave Jon of Emden arryved with Franc. Count Waldeck.
" " 17. Erle Jhon of Fryseland with the Cont. Waldeck.
" " 18. at dynnar at Grenwych. at M. Calthropps. then to Thebaldes.
" " 20. to Westm.
" " 21. to Nonsuch.
" " 29. I was purged with Hermodactylus.
" " 30. to Nonsuch. L. Chamb. cam to Nonsuch.
" " 1. Pyn cam with letters from Mr. Sect.
" " 2. Davids retor. to France.
" Oct. 3. The Q. at Benington.
" " 5. Erle of Southampton dyed.
" " 8. to Westm.
" " 9. to Thebaldes.
" " 10. My wiff cam to Theb.
" " 11. L. Wentw. at Thebaldes.
" " 13. L. Wentw. departed fr. The.
" " 17. at Westm. with the B. of London, the L. Rych, Mr. T.
" " 20. I cam to my houss at West.
" " 21. I reto. to Richmont.
" " 23. Consultation uppon the Scottish Q. letter.
" " 31. Monss. D. of Anjow landed at Deale Castell in Kent and with hym cam the prince Dauphyn, la Vall, Cont St. Aignon &c.
" Nov. 2. Monss. cam by water to Rychmont.
" " 4. The princ. Daufyn with la Vall cam to Rychmont.
" " 5. by the Q. Comm. I spak with Monss.
" " 17. The Q. Majesty cam by water to West. from Rychmont with Monss. the Du. of Anjow. A just at West.
" " 18. A just at Westm.
" " 22. Wednesd. the Q. sent first Mr. Darcy secondly Mr. Sec. Wal.
Robert Huice, the Queen's physician, to Queen Elizabeth.
[1575–1581,] May 25. Excusing his non-attendance at Court on the ground of his own and his wife's illness. He has got rid of fever and inflammation of the liver, but has a bad cold and cough. His wife has a tertian fever, and a chest affection similar to his own.—25 Maii.
1 p. Latin. (205. 54.)
Edmund Knyvet.
[Before 1582 ?] Note by Thomas Seckford, that the Queen is pleased to bestow a certain office on Edmund Knyvet, on certain conditions.—Undated.
½ p. (2334.)