Cecil Papers: March 1578

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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March 1578

505. Katharine, Duchess of Suffolk to Lord Burghley.
1577/8, March 12. Begs him to take her kinsman, Charles Chamberlain, into his service; to see one Borton paid the money due to him; and to grant her daughter Mary, and her husband, a bill “off impost” for two tun of wine, to be taken at Hull or Boston.
Endorsed by Burghley :—“12 Martii 1577, the Duchess of Suffolk for impost of wyne for hir son and the lady Mary.”
1 p.
506. Sir Edwd. Mansell to Lord Burghley.
1577/8, March 15. Forwards news received from his son, Thomas, at Pisa, dated January 16. Great talk there of the King of Portugal preparing a great navy, either for some enterprise in Ireland or in Africa against the Moors, or to prevent the passage which Frobisher hath found out. Stukley departed from Ostia with four galleys, four hundred Italian soldiers paid by the Pope, and 50,000 crowns to furnish the rest of his enterprise. The King of Portugal's ambassador at Florence has dealt with the Great Duke for 200,000 crowns which the King, his master, should have for spices, and he is to have 300,000 crowns more in Genoa. Two English ships the “Royal” and the “Johns” are stayed at Naples. The scholars of Bologna have departed thence in warlike sort, and are received with great honour by the Duke of Ferrara, so also those of Perugia. The Pope is marvellously offended.—Oxenwich, 15 March.
Endorsed :—“15 Mar. 1577.”
1 p.
507. Edmonton Chase.
1577/8, March 17. 1. Pecock's information against Henry Wood, of Edmonton, co. Middx., touching the taking of a deer in the chase there.
Endorsed :—“17 March 1577.”
1 p.
2. Information of Bartholomew Wodroffe, William Holmes, and others, against Thomas Wray, as to an untrue statement made by him in connexion with the preceding case.—Undated.
1 p.
508. The Countess of Shrewsbury to the Queen.
1577/8, Mar. 17. Thanks her Majesty for her gracious goodness in granting to her poor daughter the custody of her child notwithstanding that there were divers means used to influence her highness to the contrary.
Beseeches her Majesty to have in remembrance the further suit of her lord and herself on behalf of their two children.—Sheffield, 17 March.
1 p.
509. Confession of Henry Wood.
1577/8, March 20. Touching the killing of a deer by Thomas Wray of Edmonton, and Henry Hewet of London, merchant. Has seen them with dogs and bows walking in the chace, and accompanied them to Austin's lodge.
Endorsed :—“20 March 1577.”
510. Export of Gunpowder.
1577/8, Mar. 22. Warrant under the Privy Signet for the transportation to Portugal of forty quintals of gunpowder at the request of the Ambassador of the King of Portugal.—Greenwich, 22 March 1577.
1 p.
511. The Queen to Lord Burghley and Sir Walter Mildmay.
1577/8, March 24. Warrant under the signet for passing a grant in fee farm, of lands to the value of 40l. a year, to Sir Edward Horsey, in consideration of his good service.—Greenwich, 24 March 1577.
Sign Manual.
Endorsed and sealed.
1 p.
512. Sir Christopher Hatton to Lord Burghley.
1578, March 25. Entreats his good offices on behalf of an honest poor man one Robert Jones, a yeoman of the guard, who is a suitor for the reversion of a lease.—Greenwich, 25 March 1578.
1 p.
513. Henry, Lord Hunsdon.
1578, Mar. 26. Warrant under the Sign Manual for exchange of lands to the clear yearly value of two hundred pounds, between the Queen and “our right trusty and well-beloved cousin Henry Lord of Hunsdon.”—Greenwich, 26 March, 20 Eliz.
Signet affixed.
Parchment, one membrane.
514. The Earl of Northumberland to Lord Burghley.
1578, Mar. 28. My stomach is so full that I cannot hold from writing some part of my mind again. I am heartily sorry that my chance is such, whereby any should have so envious a mind towards me as I now perceive, and also against your lordship, who, the whole world can witness, to have been ever so faithful and serviceable to the State and Commonwealth. I doubt not but we shall be defended by Providence what maliciousness soever they devise against us. My lord, what gross working is this, to imagine such a secret friendship betwixt us, as if we should determine of great matters of State who never had so much conference as three words in our lives of any matter of moment. My heart is sorry that the time is such to yield [to] those that would hurt them who be ready with their blood to serve their Sovereign and country. My lord, I find what a clear conscience is, and how the same lightens a man's heart. I am determined what course to run, by God's grace, and that is this :—First, I am and will be Queen Elizabeth's faithful and true servant during my life, and will spend the same in her services; secondly, I profess to be a true faithful born subject of England and will defend the same and the Crown thereof with all I am able. Pluck up your heart and be cheerful, for truth seeks no corners.
For the Scots' matters, I see that barbarous country doth yield much wickedness. I hear the man slain to be greatly lamented by a servant in my house, who did well know him; and, as I perceive, a well-disposed man to justice with a mild inclination of nature, contrary to the manner of that country. But, have in mind this sudden alteration of that country, and it can but proceed of some great determined matter, and, as it seemeth unto me, not without the devices of their old allies and our ancient enemies. There is one piece chiefly to be looked unto, forget it not, the “valore” thereof requires no less. I have heard from my brother Cecill. I mind to be at London four days before the term.—Petworth, 28 March 1578.
2 pp.
515. Sir Francis Walsyngham to Lord Burghley.
1578, March 29. Explains her Majesty's intention as to the lands about to be taken by her in exchange from Lord Hunsdon and directs the deed to be prepared for her signature accordingly.
1 p.