Cecil Papers: January 1609

Pages 163-164

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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January 1609

Richard Orrell to the Earl of Salisbury.
[c. January, 1608–9]. Peter Roos, father of Gilbert Roos, the King's ward, entered into several bonds for the performance of certain covenants between Thomas Markham and Sir Griffin Markham regarding the jointure of Lady Anne, wife of Sir Griffin and daughter of Peter Roos. Sir Griffin and his father failed to implement the covenants, and when Sir Griffin was attainted of high treason his lands and goods were forfeited and granted to Sir John Harrington. Since that time petitioner, who is fatherin-law to Gilbert Roos, has procured for his ward's use the forfeited debts of the above-mentioned bonds from the King in the name of his nephew, Edward Wrightington. He asks Salisbury to further the interests of his ward in this matter, since at the desire of Lord Bruce he has allowed £100 towards his maintenance, and he has heard that Lady Markham is endeavouring to have the grant rescinded. The King has referred the matter to the Lord Chancellor and Lord Bruce, but petitioner has not yet been informed of their decision.—Undated.
1 p. (P. 337.)
[See H.M.C. Salisbury MSS, Vol. XXI, pp. 7–8.]