Cecil Papers: 1592

Pages 464-477

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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Diary of Events by Burghley.
Jan. 2. The Fr. amb. and du Plessiss with the Q. Ma.
Jan. 5. de Plessis departed toward Dover.
Jan. 6. Sir. Ph. Butlar, Sir Wm. Brook cam to the Court.
Jan. 14. The Er. of Ess. with Sir Th. Laighton cam hoe [? home].
Roger Ashton came from the K. of Scotts.
Jan. 17. Letters sent to our ambassador by Jenkyn Hughe a servant of Sir Wa. Raleghs sent by the Er. of Essex.
March [? 10]. I went to my houss.
March 16. Mr. Wilks sent to the Fr. Kyng.
March [? 18]. I retor. to Westm.
March 20. The fight at Ivetot bet. the Fr. Kyng and the D. of Par.
April 7. The Q. went to Osterley.
April 9. I went to Osterl. to the Q. and retor.
April 10. Mr. Th. Wilks retorned from France. L. Chamb. and I at the Towr.
The same day the D. of Mayn entred into Roue.
April 11. D. of Parm. entr. Roo.
April 14. The Q. cam to Wymbleton.
April 17. The Q. removed to Croydon.
April 21. To Grenwych.
April 28. Sir Jhon Perott arayned.
May 2. The D. of Parma passed over the Seyn from Caudebec.
May 5. Sir Jh. Perott ["convycted by a Jury" erased] proroged.
May 9. Bornham sent to Flushyng.
May 10. The sess. for Sir Jho. Perott adjorned unto the 20 of May.
May 13. The prin. of Donb. [Henri de Bourbon] and Conty were overthrown at Craun.
May 28. At Grenwych Serjant Puckeryng made knight and of the Counsell and L. Kep. Mr. Popham knighted and named to be Ch. Justyce. Mr. Egerton the Sollic. named to be Attorn. Generall.
June 3. Serg. Puckeryng L. Kep. sworn in the Chanc. by me the L. Tresorer and he fested a g[reat] nombr. of lords.
June 8. Monss. de Fourneaux cam out of Britayn from the 2 princes.
June 13. Hora 12a the L. Scrope dyed at ca.
June 14. Er. Lyncoln condemned in the Ster Chamb. for a [ryot ?].
June 15. Kyrkham condemned in the St. Ch. for forg.
June 24. Stenwyck rendred to the States.
June 27. The Erle Bothwell, the Mr. of Gray, Ballwery, Audery, Spott and Colvill assalled the K. at Falkland but were repulsed.
July 2. De Sancy and Forvass took ther leve of the Quene.
July 4. Letters sent to Mr. Bodeley for the 2,400 men to be had.
July 9. Ambassad. from the Palsgrave of the R. with the Q.
July 11. At Gyldhall. Subsidy.
July 22. Letters by Sir Th. Baskervile to the low Cont.
July 23. The Palat. Commiss. at Grenwych.
July 28. To be at Gyldhall. Subsy(dy).
July 29. At Thebaldes.
July [? 31]. To Westmr.
Aug. 1. To Nonsuch.
Aug. 4. To be at the Yeld Hall.
Aug. 11. To be at Bisham.
Aug. 15. At Redyng.
Aug. 23. At Highclere.
Aug. 24. At Noberry.
Aug. 26. At Ramsbury.
Aug. 28. Reodagoy company defeat. by Col.Athroyle(?)
Aug. 29. To Bardro. Mr. Stevens at Lyddyngton.
To Lyddyard. Mr. St. Johns.
Letters to the L. admyrall.
Sept. 1. To Down Amny [Down Ampney]. Hangerford.
Sept. 2. To Cicester. Corden rendred to Co. Mor(ice).
Sept. 4. To the L. Buckhurst. proclamation.
To Runcolm. Sir Ro. Buckles.
Sept. 7. Owen Barrye at Cicester.
The carryck cam into Dertmouth at night.
Sept. 9. The Q. cam to Sudley Castell.
Sept. 14. To Shyrborn. Dottons houss. Teyntonbre.
Sept. 15. At Burford.
Sept. 16. To Wytney. Ro. Cecill to Dartmoth.
Sept. 17. Er. Sir Jh. Borro.
Sept. 18. To Woodstock.
Sept. 23. To Oxford. Fr. ambassador. de Murryer.
Sept. 18. Robt. Cecill arryved at Dertmouth.
Sept. 19. Sir W. Raylegh arr. at Dertmooth.
Sept. 28. To Rycott.
Oct. 1. At Rycot.
Oct. 2. To Hampdon and checquers at Elsborgh.
Oct. 4. To Cheniss. To Latymors.
Oct. 7. To Denham. The D. Bullion overthrew the D. of Lorrayn army at Beamont neare Sedan.
Oct. 9. To Hampton Court.
Oct. 20. De Poyle cam from Brit. fo(r) the D. Mont.
Oct. 23. De Poyl tok his leave.
Oct. 24. I was lett blood.
Oct. 26. I purged at Hampton Court with a potion.
Oct. 28. I took a swet, with a pan of hott water.
Oct. 30. To Westm. to dynner.
Oct. 31. To Thebaldes.
Nov. 1. At Thebaldes.
Nov. 2. At Hertford.
Nov. 3. Namyng of Shyrifs.
Nov. 8. St. Ch.
Nov. 9. Checquer Ch.
Nov. 10. Ster Chamb.
Nov. 11. I went to Hampton Court.
Nov. 15. St. Ch.
Nov. 16. Checq.
Nov. 17. St. at Hampt.
Nov. 18. From Ha. Co. to Westm.
Nov. 20. From Theb. at Hertford.
Nov. 22. The D. of Parma dyed at Arrass.
Nov. 24. Edm. Hall dyed at Gretsford.
Nov. 26. At Ware Park at dynner. Theb. sup.
Nov. 27. To Westmr.
Nov. 28. At Leaden Hall.
Nov. 29. To Hampton Court.
Dec. 3. Robt. Cec. Mr. Fortescure, to London abou(t) the Carryck.
An unlawfull assembly of cer. marynors of the last flete.
John Shaftow to Archibald Douglas.
[1592 ?] Jan. 10. I enclose this, to Mr. William Selby, to you. The safe passage thereof concerns him very greatly, therefore I pray you to cause it to be delivered either to him, or else to Captain Selby.—Barwick, 10 January.
Holograph. 1 p. (205. 26.)
Sir Henry Lee to Sir Robert Cecil.
1591–2, Feb. 7. Remember me to my lord your father in behalf of her Majesty's old town and many tenants of Harlowe [Harlech] in North Wales, who are petitioners with myself their mayor, and her Majesty's constable of her castle there, being the shire town and the gaol kept ever within the castle, to have their assizes and quarter sessions kept there. Their request seemeth most reasonable and little to be said against it unless some private respects, which to hinder so beneficial a matter to such a place, so many, and the men, the town, and the castle her Majesty's and ever troubled with the gaol, were a great pity. Besides, they have given a portion out of their poverty to some of rule in those parts to have their assizes and sessions kept there, to the value of 100l.: but this I would not have spoken except there should be very great cause. It is too great a charge out of their misery to purchase nothing. My lord herein shall do a charitable deed and do great grace to me her Majesty's poor officer, a stranger among them. I would be glad to haste from this town; this is now my stay. Further me with your favour as well in Wales as elsewhere.—7 February, 1591.
Holograph. 1 p. (38. 23.)
1591–2, Feb. 8. A project, by Rafe Lane, of certain instructions for musters, and of a form of a muster book for every captain of horse or foot. Intended for Ireland.
Addressed to the Lord Treasurer.—8 February, 1591.
25 pp. (239. 23.)
Declared Account of Arthur Atie, Esq.
1591–2, Feb. 12. General Receiver of Fines, from 12. Feb., 1590–1, to 12 Feb., 1591–2.
Signed: John Hill, Auditor.
1 p. Latin. (203. 125.)
The Queen to the States.
1592, April 6. The late Prince of Orange assigned to the Demoiselle Josine van Brederode a pension of 150 guilders yearly, charged upon the revenues of the Abbaye de Reinsbourg, by a grant shown to us dated 5 June, 1584. Immediately after Orange's death the States prohibited the pension. Begs them to restore it, and pay part of the arrears.—Westminster Palace, 6 April, 1592.
Draft. French. 1 p. (203. 126.)
Rate of Exchange.
[1592, April.] Memorandum, in Burghley's hand, as to the value of 50,000l. in pistolets, at different rates; and the weight of the pistolets divided into 10 bags and 5 bags, for horses. The value of the same sum in French crowns. Note that if 50,000 pistolets of 6s. be delivered here in specie, to be by exchange delivered in Paris there must be 6s. 3d. allowed for exchange. Also that there may be bullion of gold sent after 3l. to the ounce.
1 p. (98. 57.)
Francois Gouris to his uncle, Mons [de Panvengat, . . .].
[1592,] May 10. [beginning wanting] laquelle nest pas loing dicy, et pour ce que laguerre n'y est plus entour, ains que toutes choses sont pacifiques, cest pour quoy les peres de la compagnie de Jesus a Toulouze ont escript a quelques peres qui sont a Alcala, comment au temps de paix on n'avoict veu jamais une sy grande multitude d'escolliers, ne si bon et fleurissant excercice, qu'a present, et que tout y est a bon marche. Cest pourquoy ils ont escript de faire pourchasser un des plus doctes peres d'Hespagne, qui viennent pour excercer le cours de philosophie pour lannee qui vient, et a ceste cause servict pour mon frere pour vacquer aux humanites, et pour moi pour vacquer a la philosophie . . . . annotations, et pour vivre a meilleur conte qu'en Lespagne, et affin de jouir d'un meilleur air plus comode; si aultremment advient, nous transporter a Toulouze en compaignie de ce pere, qui, pour m'avoir cogneu, me pourroict avoir plus recommande au reste de mes estudes, et aultant mon frere, pour aller aussy en compagnie de ceulx qui doibuent faire les humanites, qui l'ont en grande recommendation, et ferions moindre despense en chemin, pour que, estants en leur compaignie jour et nuict, nous pourrions nous retirer ensemble avecques eux en leurs colleges pour prendre nostre repas, et serions mieulx acomode en la ville par moien des dicts peres, voyant qu'ils sont parens des plus grands du parlement de Toulouse, et qui sont les plus estimes en la dicte ville, cest pourquoy ils ont conseille a Maistre Herne de prendre la paine d'aller au pais, pour vous pouvoir mieulx representer les dictes choses, joinct aussy que ne trouvions moien de les vous faire rendre par aultre que par son moien. Ensemble sommes en compaignie d'un tres honneste homme et docte, le frere de Monsieur Poulchoet, qui pour scavoir les adresses du pais nous rend ung grand soulagemment, et doict ensemble aller en compagnie des dicts peres.— Undated, but at foot, though apparently in another hand: "10 de May."
[P.S.]—S'il vous plaist de faire que Monsigneur de Mercure escrive a Monsigneur de Lansac qui est l'admiral de mer de Bretaigne pour quil prendrera plus de paine a me recomender a la dicte Majeste pour procurer ledict affaire.
Signed. 1 p. Damaged. (169. 17.)
Jo. Sparhauk to Lord Burghley.
1592, July 23. On the 19th. inst. I received order from Mr. Bodley to muster the 6 companies of this garrison, which are to pass for Brettayne; which accordingly the 20th of the same I performed; and have sent you as well a breviat of the same muster, mentioning the defect of men and arms, as also a breviat of the precedent muster of the whole forces in the garrison.—Bergen upp Zome, 23 July, 1592.
Holograph. 1 p. (213. 60.)
Torpell Park, Northampton.
1592, July 23. Warrant granting lease in reversion to Robert Wingfield, nephew of the Lord Treasurer, of the site and lodge of the late disparked park of Torpell, Northampton, now in his tenure.—Manor of Greenwich, 23 July 34 Eliz. (1592).
Signed by the Queen. Signet. 1 p. (203. 127.)
Henry Palmer and W. Borough to the Lord Treasurer.
1592, July 26. Touching the doubts made upon Mr. Quarles' account for anno 1589 concerning transportations, port beer, leakage, and allowances of board wages, they have effectually considered the same, being very well assured that all things therein contained touching those matters are set down truly, so as her Majesty is no way charged but as in reason and equity she ought to be.—Lime House, 26 July, 1592.
Endorsed: "Sir H. Palmer and Mr. W. Burrough." 1 p. (62. 89.)
Francis Connant to David Garve.
1592, July 27. Asks him to deliver the 20l. to Mr. Craven's man on behalf of Archibald Johinston. The Lord Ambassador, the writer's special friend, will do for Garve as he does for all honest men. As to wrongs done him by George Scott (?) I pray you to speak to my good friend Mr. John Douglas and pray him to be earnest with the party that he knows for me, and desire him to write to me in all matters.—Berwick, 27 July, 1592.
1 p. (203. 128.)
— to Archibald Douglas.
[1592, July.] Your L. shall wit there was some enterprises in this country lately, but they took no effect. The Earl Bodvall was very kind to the King's Majesty's servants, and drank with them. The King's Majesty came over to Edinburgh with all expedition after their enterprises failed, and thought to have taken the Earl of Angus in Edinburgh, but he was ridden away. Also you shall wit that the Lord Hamilton took the laird of Nyddry, and his brother the laird of Samylstone and his brother Robert Hapburn's son was taken [and] one Abercrumby with one other Hapburn. So there was 7 men in the whole. Indeed the Lord Hamilton was very earnest to have had their lives granted at the King's hands, but he could find no mercy. So he was in a great perplexity because he made them assured promises of their life, or else they would have not rendered. So the laird of Carmichael got commission to receive them and bring them to Edinburgh but you shal wit that the Lord Hamilton's bastard son let them all at liberty, and has ridden with them in the country. The King was in great fury and is all "zite." Also the Lord Hamilton was coming down the "gait" beside the King's house, and there was a gentleman slain and 7 men hurt, but Hamilton says that the shot was prepared for him. The gentleman's name was Sinclair that was slain. The street was full of blood beside the King's house, which it is a great pity to hear the great misery of this country. Cronare [Colonel] Stewart was taken at Fallane [Falkland], and brought to Edinburgh to Robert Gourley's house. The laird of Carmichael intromitted with his coffers, and they have looked over all his letters and they found no manner of thing. The word was here that his L. should have wanted his head, but he will be found a true man. Also he was brought down to the King to Sir Neills Langis house, and was accused of many heads, but they can find no manner of evil unto him. Now at the writing of this present he is delivered out of the laird of Carmichael's brother's hands and his L. was delivered to Edinburgh, but it is reported that he shall be sent unto the Blaknais; but, praise be to God, he is in no danger, for I spake with him divers times; or else his enemies had been more severe on him. He is well loved, for he has done the King good service. The King is ridden to cast down some houses. I fear the borders of England and Scotland will break and join the "gyddair" in the defence of the Earl Bodwell and his friends. I believe there will be a new alteration again, my lord: their "mates" cannot stand, for the whole country cries out. We have many Scots "spanyeald" in this country. I fear you shall find my last letter written unto you to be most certain. The Earl of Huntlye, that manifest murderer, and Fynttray [Fentry], and their accomplices, shall be found plain enemies against the true religion in this country professed, and they are plain enemies against England, writing their directions to Spain in a ship that passed out of Dundee, or else of St. Andrews, within this 11 weeks bye past. We have here many fair words among us when we would have money, but behold the end of our good works. The Lord preserve his dear Kirk in France, in England, and in this poor country. Your L. shall make sure advertisement to her Majesty of the last news that I wrote unto your L., and that was towards the preparation of Spain. If those ships be not in readiness at the ports where I made mention, then write unto me that I am the false and deceitful man, for I am to bring the same to light before her Majesty. I pray God that her Majesty find it not o'er true. Let her Majesty stand upon her own guard, and her country to be in readiness ere the last of October now next. I hope some day that I shall get thanks at your hands. "Lyppin nocht oivyer mukle in ye brokyn staf of egep." For we will play fast or loose with you, my lord. You shall wit that there is sundry ships here "franchtit" to pass with all diligence to Danskyn, and out [of] Danskyn to go to Spain, or else to the frontiers of Spain, with great number of corns and "poldare." This shows her Majesty and her Council to most certain, for they have written out of Spain for certain for the same to be transported in Scots ships; but it were good that the King of Denmark were advertised and his counsellors that no Scots ships shall pass out of Alshynhure [Elsinore ?] except they find caution that their corns shall pass to the King of France. This report is to be certain, and if I were before her Majesty I could tell her other matters that I dare not write, but if this my letter be not found of verity, then let me be dishonoured for ever. I would not write this unto you for my pleasure or geir. I pray God that all things may fall well out here ere this my letter comes to London in your hands. Also, my lord, he that is general of the fleet in Callis [Cadiz], he is a Spaniard; his name is Tarnandowe, a man of great experience and they are gallant soldiers that embark with him. The "Great Pylip," admiral unto them, a ship of 1,200 tons or thereabouts, 50 pieces of ordinance in her. This is of truth. The Lord confound them all and their wicked enterprises. "Your servant in the old manner . . .,"—Undated.
pp. (174. 70.)
John Talbott to the Council.
[1592 bef. Sept. 17 ?] Has been ordered to appear before the Archbishop of Canterbury, for his restraint as it should seem: but is so vexed with infirmities that restraint would endanger his life. Begs to remain at his own house at Grafton, Worcester, upon bond, or to be committed to the custody of Sir John Pakington, till recovered.—Undated.
1 p. (1071.)
The Carrack.
1592, Sept. 19. Inventory of goods left with Mr. Smythe at Exon. Partly in Cecil's hand. Signed by Cecil and Thomas Myddelton.—Undated.
Endorsed: 19 September, 1592.
Note of a canopy and quilt taken from Alderman Allett's son, which he bought at Dartmouth of one Moore a "boatsonne" of the Rowebucke, and of the carrocke.
List of goods found in the bag and the hamper.
3 pp. (214. 26.)
The Same.
1592, Sept. [21.] "The lading of the carrecke."
Dutch. Endorsed: September, 1592.
See Calendar of S.P. Domestic under date September 21, 1592.
1 p. (203. 129.)
Court of Wards and Liveries.
1592, Sept. 29. "A°. 34 Eliz. Arrerages of Mr. Goring, Receiver of the Wards," to Michaelmas.
4 lines. (139. 190.)
The Carrack.
[1592, Sept.] "The prices of such wares as were sold at Dartmouth by the Commissioners."
The goods are elephants' teeth, lacquer, various sorts of calicos, and spices.—Undated.
½ p. (98. 76.)
John Wynter to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1592 ?] Nov. 20. Is displeased that he cannot satisfy Cecil's request, for the interest of Tilseed Farm is in Master Jennings' wife, who married one of the daughters of Sir William Brouncker. Refers Cecil to him, he being in London, lying at the Three Kings by Temple Bar.—Bath, 20th of November.
1 p. (99. 35.)
The Mints of the United Provinces.
1592, Nov. 24. Extract from the Register of Resolutions of the States General of the United Provinces, for the reformation of their mints.—November 24, 1592.
Endorsed by Lord Burghley: Giles de Fiscan Daviss by the stocks. French. 1 p. (203. 130.)
George Blincoe to Lord [Burghley].
[1592, Nov.] Lady Lennox's lands. Finds no evidence or books, except her will and the proofs. Mr. Douglas, late ambassador for Scotland, was trusted by Mr. Fowler after his departure with a green trunk full of books, bills, and evidences most effectually touching his best estate, all which he still detains, except some few Blincoe's wife dearly bought in her widowhood, concerning her own estate. It is not unlikely that the books now wanting may be found in Douglas' custody. Complains of wrongs committed against him and his father-in-law Mr. Manye, by Douglas, who has delivered a bond he found among the above papers to one Venstree, administrator to Walker, in which bond Walker's name was only used of trust by Mr. Fowler, who received payment of it. Prays relief therein, also that Douglas be commanded to deliver all writings he possesses touching the security of Blincoe's wife's estate.—Undated.
1 p. (98. 67.)
Prisoners in Fisherton Anger Gaol.
1592, Dec. 13. Indenture between Sir William Eyre, late sheriff of Wilts, and Sir John Hungerford, now high sheriff of that county, made upon the delivery by Eyre to Hungerford of the keeping of the gaol of Fisherton Anger, Wilts, according to the Queen's writ of discharge. Gives list of the prisoners in the gaol, and their offences. Also list of writs delivered by Eyre to Hungerford.—13 December, 1592.
Parchment. 1 sheet. (217. 8.)
Anthony Maryot.
1592. Warrant signed by the Queen, granting to Antony Maryot a lease in reversion of the manor of Aston and Purye, Northampton, of which he is tenant.—Undated.
Endorsed: 1592. 1 p. (203. 135.)
John Newton, of Aghrim, co. Galway.
1592. Warrant, unsigned, granting lease of lands in Ireland to John Newton, of Aghrim, co. Galway. Details as to a former grant made to Newton by Sir John Perrot, late Deputy, of the town of Aghrim etc.: Perrot, notwithstanding that grant, afterwards leasing those lands to his own servant Crompton.—Undated.
Endorsed: 1592. 1 p. (203. 133.)
Robert Woodrington.
1592. Appointment by Lord Burghley of Robert Woodrington as one of the "waightors" of the port of London.— 1592.
Unsigned. 1 p. (203. 134.)
Encroachments in the Duchy of Lancaster.
1592. Abstract of instructions contained in the commission granted to William Yewert, surveyor of the possessions parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster in the North parts, "concerning lands decayed, encroached upon, improved or concealed from the King" [sic: Henry VIII. or Edw. VI.].—Undated.
Endorsed by Cecil: 1592. Concerning ye Incrochments. 2 pp. (203. 131.)
Goods for the Queen.
1592. Short list of furniture, etc. headed "For her Majesty. To Mr. Kelygrey. In the Truncke."
Endorsed: 1592; and by Robert Cecil, "a note of things in the Q. Trunk." Partly in Robert Cecil's hand. 1 p. (203. 132.)
Henry Bourghcher to the Earl of Essex.
[1592.] Until yesterday my brother Nicholas Scott remained to his great charge in the pursuivant's keeping, and in the morning Mr. Wade procured his despatch to the Marshalsey because he had not sealed a bond with such condition as was procured by Anton and Nouey his evil spirits. I wish them both like success as they have designed by his imprisonment, which I take to be very ill and yet no worse than their malice deserves being such as neither chronicle nor record doth mention any precedent of.
He is imprisoned but to consider whether he shall be holden sufficiently obedient for sealing a bond with such condition as was drawn by the Lords of the Council, and which the other Grocers imprisoned for not accepting were discharged by yielding unto or unto another devised since by Nouie to bring poor Nicholas Scott to prison.
If the conditions and the objections could be heard, the question could be easily decided, but as it is he is laid fast and that against both law and the great charter.
He being a man of credit might have been spared until this question decided; but it is drawn to a private and prejudicial hearing by the parties interested, if your lordship do not procure that it may receive open and indifferent hearing at the Council board; which is my suit, in nothing repugnant to her Majesty's profit pretended by the patent.
I would also entreat that he may be liberated on bail until the hearing of the cause and execution of the said patent by color of her Majesty's profit but indeed pro privato be considered of. So shall the Queen's subjects be relieved from a monopoly of making and selling starch and her Majesty acknowledge your good service.
I am the more earnest that I know there could not have been chosen out of the Grocers of London a man of better conversation, or better disposed. Further he is constable of his parish and not conveniently to be spared in this time.
Holograph. Undated. 2 pp. (179. 130.)
[See Calendar, Part IV, p. 261.]
1592. i. Plan of St. Nicholas Island by Plymouth, by Robert Adam.—1592.
Vellum. (Maps 2. 31.)
1592. ii. Plot of Falmouth Haven.—1592.
Vellum. (Maps 2. 50.)
[1592 ?] iii. Plan of Dover town, castle and harbour, and Sandgate: gives "the true height of certain places above the level of full sea mark." Drawn and coloured by Thomas Milles for William Lord Cobham.—Undated.
Vellum. (Maps 1. 58.)
1592. Proviso in the Statute of Aliens.
Endorsed: 1592. 1 p. (139. 298.)
Transportation of Cloths.
1592. i. "Certain reasons with a petition delivered by the poor handicraftsmen of Cloth workers of England being many thousands, against the bill preferred by the Merchants Adventurers whereby is desired that all white cloths of 6l. price and under and coloured cloths of 5l. price and under might be transported undressed."
Endorsed: 1592. 2 pp. (139. 299.)
1592. ii. "Particular answers to the particular reasons of the Clothworkers objected against a bill preferred to the Parliament House for the transporting of all white cloths of 6l. price and under and coloured clothes of 5l. and under undressed."
Endorsed: 1592. 2 pp. (139. 307.)
Francis Beaumonte, William Stampe and John Burdett to the Queen.
[1592.] For leases in reversion of the parsonage of Chaddesden, Derby, and lands in Ewelme and Sonnynge, Oxon and Berks, of which they are tenants.—Undated.
Note by J. Herbert that the Queen grants the petition. 1 p. (1535.)
Raphe Westropp to the Lord Treasurer.
[1592.] One of the Queen's sergeants at arms. Was granted lease in reversion of the parsonage of Hudmanby, Yorks, of which he is tenant, but it is passed away in fee farm in the Earl of Ormond's exchange with the Queen. Prays for another lease of equivalent value.—Undated.
½ p. (760.)
Julian Penn to [Sir Robert Cecil?].
[1592?] Your letter required that the things of Charles Chester in my house may be all forthcoming. I have reserved them together, and will do until you send to view them. I will deal uprightly, neither to conceal wittingly anything of his nor be found to have fostered him to any ill purpose, nor to have had any privy intelligence with him since his apprehension. Conceive well of me, and impute not my silence for any contempt. I and mine are far more bounden to you than we shall be ever able to requite. I will be ready to attend your pleasure at your house in London to satisfy you herein, hoping my weak body may stand for just excuse of my not repairing to the Court ere this time to attend you there.—Undated.
Holograph. Endorsed: Julian Penn to my Lord. 1 p. (130. 160.)
Sir John Gilbert, Richard Cole and John Pyne to the Earl of Nottingham, Lord High Admiral, and Sir Robert Cecil.
[1592 ?] From Nottingham and Cecil's letters to the Commissioners and Mr. Stalleng it appears they have been informed by some base person of the Commissioners' negligence in misunderstanding their letters, and of the writers' disordinate desire in wresting them to a further meaning than could be granted; both which points they are bound to answer, and therefore send the discourse of their proceedings. Detail the difficulties of the Commissioners in the partition of the goods: and with Mr. Honniman in the matter of the sale of the ships. The mutiny of all the ships companies bred such a confusion that unless they had been first satisfied it would have been folly to have opened the cellar doors. The business now almost at an end. Honniman has been noted "respectful of the Italian's good, rather than your lordships' honours, and all our profits." Details of his mischievous proceedings. They entreat Nottingham and Cecil to command Honniman to proceed no further; and to refer them to the law for the trial of the goods against the Italian.—Undated.
2 pp. (98. 105.)
The States General.
[1592?] "The articles that are stuck upon" in a treaty with the States: divided into "Our demands" and "The States answers." The points at issue concern the duties levied on English merchants' goods. (fn. 1)Undated.
Endorsed by Essex. 1 sheet. (205. 87.)
"Touching cloth Transported."
1592. Interrogatories, commencing "How many white pack clothes have you bought whilst you were lately in London and of whom did you buy them?" the same for coloured cloths; also as to payment, packing and shipping of the same.
Endorsed: "1592." ½ p. (139. 295.)
Roger Peachy to Sir R. Cecil.
[1592 or later?] Was servant to Lady Mordent lately deceased, and was apprehended at her house in Fetter Lane for recusancy. Prays enlargement.—Undated.
1 p. (400.)


  • 1. Cf. S.P. Dom. Calendar 1591–4, p. 242: Cecil Papers iv. 216.