Cecil Papers: January 1577

Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 2, 1572-1582. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1888.

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January 1577

436. Export of Bullion.
1576/7, Jan. 2. Warrant under the Privy Signet for certain French merchants to carry out of the realm the sum of 513l. 6s. 8d. which they have received for wine taken for the use of Her Majesty's household.—Hampton Court, 2 Jan. 1576.
1 p.
437. Sir Wm. Cordell, Master of the Rolls, to Lord Burghley.
1576/7, Jan. 4. Has earnestly travailed to satisfy Burghley touching the office of Lord President of the Council, but cannot find in any record that it was ever granted by patent. Has had conference with Dister, Clerk of the Crown these thirty years, and he never heard of the grant of the said office. By statute 3 Henry VI., it would seem the office did not then exist, but in the year 21 Henry VIII. the Lord President is joined with the Lord Chancellor and Lord Treasurer in naming of sheriffs, &c. Cites other statutes. Does not remember that Charles, Duke of Suffolk in the reign of Henry VIII., nor the Dukes of Somerset and Northumberland in that of Edward VI. nor the Earl of Arundell in Queen Mary's, had the office. If they had, it was not by any proper grant. The Prince by his prerogative published and declared him by his word to be Lord President of his Council. So the Queen may make the Lord Steward of her household. When Charles Duke of Suffolk had that office, which was afterward changed to Grand Master, it was without patent, and so continued till the 4 Edward VI., when it was given to the Earl of Warwick by patent for term of his life, but this was never done before nor since. The first that ever had the office was Sir Thos. Nevell in the beginning of King Henry VIII.'s reign, &c.—From the Rolls this 4th of January, 1576.
Endorsed by Burghley :—“4 January 1576.—Master of the Roolles President of Counsell.”
438. Ordnance.
1576/7, Jan. 11. Warrant under the Privy Signet for the transportation to Lubeck of certain pieces of ordnance purchased for the use of that city.—Hampton Court, 11 Jan. 1576.
439. Martin Frobisher.
1576/7, Jan. 17. Warrant under the Privy Signet for the delivery to Martin Frobisher and his fellow adventurers, for the furtherance of his intended voyage to the North-west Indies, of a certain vessel called the Aid, such vessel to be first appraised by some of Her Majesty's officers and a bond to be taken from the said company for the re-payment to her Majesty of so much of the value as may be in excess of the sum of 500l. which she proposes to embark in the venture.—Hampton Court, 17 Jan. 1576.
1 p. [Murdin, p. 303. In extenso.]
440. The Queen to Wm. Stowe.
1576/7, Jan. 23. Grant in favour of Wm. Stowe, of a lease in reversion for 21 years to Rob. Cuffe of the tenth part of twelve mills of the Bishop of Winchester's in the hundred of Taunton, and of the rectory of Michel Creche, co. Somerset.
Endorsed :—“Your Majesty humble and olde servannte William Stowe, who did serve your hieghnes at Hatfield before your Majesty coming to the Crown. And never had any thinge other then his bare wage.”
“At Hampton Courte xxiij. Januarii 1576.
The Quenes Majestie is pleased in consideracion of the service done by her olde servant William Stowe to grant a lease in Revercion (in the name of the tenante) of the two parcells within mentioned, paying to her hieghnes use two yeres fine.—Thomas Sekford.”
Unsigned. Vellum. 1 m.