Cecil Papers: June 1609

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Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 24, Addenda, 1605-1668. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1976.

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June 1609

Elizabeth Laurence to the Earl of Salisbury.
[After June 2, 1609]. She served Elizabeth Russell, Salisbury's kinswoman, for several years, and after her death (fn. 1) she was persuaded by the Countess of Kildare to enter her service. Hitherto she has received no wages, despite the fact that she accompanied her on a journey to Scotland which proved very expensive. The Countess promised to pay her £50 a year as wages, but has delayed to do so. Petitioner has heard that Salisbury is to pay the Countess a considerable sum of money in midsummer, and requests him either to write to her or send a gentleman to remind her to discharge the £50 due to petitioner.—Undated.
¾ p. (P. 265.)
Thomas Dymocke and George Lloyd to the Earl of Salisbury.
[Before June 20, 1609]. They are the lessees of the lands of John Davison, a King's ward. When the lease was granted by Salisbury last December, the tenants were ordered by the Court of Wards to pay their rents to petitioners. However one Elme, uncle to the ward, has taken him from school, and married him off although he is only 14 years of age. Moreover, he has exploited his estate and claims a traverse whereby petitioners are prevented from obtaining possession of the lands. They have already paid a substantial part of the King's fine and are under an obligation to pay the residue shortly. Besides, a process has been issued against them for the payment of the King's rent reserved in the lease. They therefore request to be given immediate possession of the estate, and authorized to receive the rents from the tenants. They undertake that, if Elme can disprove the King's title by way of traverse, they will refund all rents and profits.—Undated.
¾ p. (P. 1880.)
[See PRO, Wards 9, Vol. 348, under John Davison.]
Henry Cross to the Earl of Salisbury.
[Before July 1, 1609]. In 1602 petitioner owned a ship called the Bonaventure of Barnstaple of 200 tons, laden with goods to the value of £1000, and made ready for a voyage to the Canaries. The ship was pressed into the service of the late Queen Elizabeth, and sent to the siege of Kinsale with 400 soldiers on board under the command of Sir Anthony Cooke. The soldiers were safely landed, but the ship was wrecked in a tempest and lost to the west of Kinsale. Petitioner's losses amount to £2000, and his case has been recommended by the Lord Deputy of Ireland. He asks Salisbury to support it when it comes before the Privy Council for discussion.—Undated.
½ p. (P. 819.)
[See Cal. S.P. Ireland, 1608–10, p. 232.]


  • 1. She was buried on June 2, 1609.