Cecil Papers: November 1611

Pages 318-319

Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 21, 1609-1612. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1970.

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November 1611

1611, November 14. Printed certificate of receipt by Sir Thomas Smith Treasurer of Virginia, from Viscount Cranborne of 251 "for his adventures towards the said voyage." Lord Cranborne is to have his full rateable part of such lands, etc, as shall be recovered, planted and inhabited, and of such mines and minerals of gold, silver and other metals or treasure, pearls, precious stones, merchandise, etc, as shall be obtained in the said voyage. 14 November, 1611. "Sealed in the presence of Edward Mayer."
Seal ½p. (196 57)
John Richardson to Thomas Wilson
[? 1611] November 20. He cannot give Wilson the information he writes for without copies of the last and the former inquisitions.
He is counsel for one Wright against Sir Nathaniel Bacon "of our country", who has procured a grant of Wright's wardship. Upon evidence given in the country last summer, the jury offered a verdict against the King, whereupon the escheator bound over some of them to appear in the Court of Wards tomorrow to rehear the evidence. He is told a grievous complaint was made against him to my Lord of Salisbury for miscarrying himself in giving evidence in the country, and that my Lord is so incensed that he will himself sit tomorrow in the Court and fall very heavily upon him; and he is advised not to be there. The accusation is most false, and to withdraw himself would argue guilt. It may be there is no such matter, but that it is a trick put upon him. Begs Wilson to learn whether there is any complaint against him, whether my Lord will sit or no, and if a complaint is made, to say what course he may take to give my Lord satisfaction. Lincoln's Inn, 21 Nov.
Holograph 1p. (213 110)
The Earl of Montgomery to Viscount Cranborne
[1611, c. November]. "I have had so good testimony of youre love to mee as it is not the wanting of a compliment or missing of a visitation that canne make mee gelus of it. But, my Lord, I know the filthines of my disease was such and so infectius (fn. 1) that I would not for anny thing in the world you should have com, and beesides youre Lordship, I thanke you, shewed so much care and love in often sending as I could no way expect more. I hope I shall bee strong eare it bee long, and able to com and give you thankes for youre manny favors. In the mene time I pray give these lines leve to speake for mee."
PS—"I pray doe me the favor to thanke my Lady youre wife for doing mee so great a favor as to remember a poore sike mann, and tell her I will ever remaine her servant." Undated
Holograph Seal 1p. (200 9)
Conham, Kent
1611, Nov. Particular of woods, Conham, Kent.
1p. (145 130)


  • 1. In 1611 the Earl of Montgomery had a severe attack of smallpox which cost him his good looks. [See C. P. V. Akrigg, Jacobean Pageant, p. 52 and Letters of John Chamberlain, ed. McClure, Vol. I, p. 313].