Cecil Papers: December 1592

Pages 249-277

Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 4, 1590-1594. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1892.

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December 1592

Captain Edmond Power.
1592, Dec. 5. Warrant for Captain Edmond Power, in consideration of service done in sundry places in the wars, and of his hurts and maims received in the same, to have for him and his assigns a lease in reversion for 31 years, without fine, of so much of the crown lands as shall amount to the clear yearly value of 40l., with reservation of the just yearly rent to the crown, and with such clauses and covenants as in the like leases are accustomed to be inserted.—Hampton Court, 5 Dec. 1592.
Privy Signet. Sign manual. 1 p.
Sir John Gilbert to Sir Robert Cecil.
1592, Dee. 6. I perceive how much indebted I am to you by letters from Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir George Carew and by my man's report. Mr. Seymor and my cousin Champernowne would have the order committed unto them and to Mr. Harris to be determined, but I have entreated Mr. Harris to stay, alleging that that order was countermanded by a pursuivant sent to Mr. Cary, and that her Majesty hath been moved in my behalf and no other order as yet set down; praying him to leave it to her Majesty's determination; so therein they have done nothing, but Mr. Seymor will advertise to the friending of Mr. Cary all that may be.
I am sorry I forgot to send the copy of my Lord Lieutenant's letter of allowance of Hayetor and Coleridge to me upon Mr. Wolley's letter to my lord, declaring her Majesty's pleasure, the copy of which letter herein closed I send you, with the copy of a letter that my lord wrote to the gentlemen of Hayetor and Colerudge, appointed captains by me of the several parishes in those hundreds, praying you to take notice and so to inform my lord your father.
I most humbly desire you to bear with me that I do so often trouble you in these petty matters, which I would willingly leave if it were not that my enemies would then too much triumph over me, and the whole i'action will rejoice of Cary's victory. To what disorder this faction is come in this country Sir Francis Drake can very well inform you, which in my poor opinion is necessary to be considered of.—Compton, 6 December 1592.
P.S.—My man has informed me that the lords of the Council's letters to Mr. Seymor, Mr. Harris and Mr. Champernowne was countermanded by a pursuivant, which has been the cause of my procurement of the stay thereof, which I hope by your good favour will be all for the best.
Seal. 1 p.
Lord Burghley to Sir Robert Cecil.
1592, Dec. 7. I think you have already seen to the bottom of the chests and are occupied in placing of every sort by themselves, and when the same and other of other sort shall be placed, I would come thither if my coming should be to any good purpose, whereof I pray you send me word. You shall understand that her Majesty is laboured to accept of my lord of Cumberland's offer, which I hear is for her Majesty de claro 80,000, and to satisfy the adventurers that were out of sight as much as the law will give them. Thereupon her Majesty hath asked me twice or thrice whether Sir Walter Raleigh's offer be better, which I said I thought it might be; but I dare not affirm it, without further information of the particularities and conditions of Sir W. Raleigh's offers, what her Majesty shall have clear above her charges, how all the mariners of the fleet shall be satisfied, considering it is seen by their examination, sent hither by the lord mayor, some claim thirds, some double pay and shares, wherevith her Majesty is much troubled, alleging that Sir Waiter Raleigh promised at the beginning that they should have ordinary wages.
Now I am desirous to have these points answered, and beside, I pray you procure also from him the names of all the ships that were of the consort, their tonnage, their numbers of men, and the list of my lord of Cumberland's ships and his company. And the sooner you shall send me answer hereof, the better I shall satisfy her Majesty what she shall think of my lord of Cumberland's offers, which are here by many found plausible. The Queen's Majesty hath commanded my lord chamberlain and me to write somewhat roundly to the lord mayor, for the safe keeping of the drum and twelve mariners taken, and to take some more of them, for her Majesty saith she will have some of them hanged, and I think truly there would be some exemplary punishment, specially of such as were paid by Sir Walter Raleigh.
I thank you for your cherry trees. I pray you cause the fruiterer at Westminster to be spoken unto for thirty or forty young trees, for I am about making of a garden and orchard at Cheshunt. park; for which purpose let me know also the prices. And so I pray God bless with his grace, to direct you to serve and fear him, remembering Melius est obedire Deo quam hominibus.
After Sunday and Monday, I mind to come to my house at Westminster for some my own business.
Cope hath a pattern of two kind of silks that Sir Walter Raleigh gave my two lads at Theb[alds]; only I am desirous to have four or five yards more of the same stuff, and to pay for it.—Hampton Court, 7 Dec. 1592.
Note on cover :—“Since the sealing hereof I received your letter written yesterday. W.B.”
Holograph, Seal. 2 pp.
Richard Young to Sir Robert Cecil.
1592, Dec. 11. Sent his servant divers times for Mr. Cheny, the goldsmith, concerning the ambergrease, but could not have him to come before this day; and then as he could not deny that one had brought certain things, to him unknown, to his shop to be weighed (which indeed was the ambergrease), so he would not confess it nor tell where it was become; although he told him in, express terms that witnesses would be produced to prove he had 4 lbs. of that stuff in his custody. Thinks it good Cecil should, send a warrant for him and have the matter justified unto him, if he seem to deny it before him.
Would understand his pleasure touching Thomas d'Arques who abideth still close prisoner and has not a gros to relieve himself. Understands by an intercepted letter out of France that his mother lives there in much want. If Cecil would examine him at his coming to London, it would be a good course to draw all matters from him. Sends the enclosed letter from d'Arques that it may be known what he offereth and what service he promiseth to perform.
Has intelligence that one Richard Goodwyn, dwelling at the Three Cups in Harwich, bought out of the Dainty of Sir John Hawkins so many calicoes, silks and spices as came to 500l., all which were taken out of the carrick. If he send a warrant for him, lie can produce the witnesses that will affirm it. Hears of another at Limehouse that hath had and has good store of calicoes, &c, whom he will examine and advertise him further.
Prays him to join with Mr. Vice-Chamberlain to procure the renewing of his license for starch.—London, 11 December 1592.
Endorsed :—“With a letter from Thomas Darques.” 1 p.
Encloses :Thomas d'Arques to Mr. Justice Young.
Has received an Interrogatory from him and given a full answer to it. Has heard from Mr. Gettins that Young will go tomorrow to the Council : if his enlargement can only be procured by Order of the Council, prays him to show them the necessity to which he is reduced. Does not know what he is charged with, and so cannot ask anything else. If Young can discharge him without the Council, thinks it best he should have dealings with him alone and not with “les gentz d'estat.” Can put 500l. into Young's purse yearly and as much into his own, and perhaps more, if he will listen to him. If the Council makes enquiries about him, prays hims to say that after having served Sir Robert Cecil and been ruined in his service, he has been in prison 18weeks, where he is still, for not having means to pay 10l. For his faith, he would spill the last drop of his blood for God, the religion and, her Majesty's service. Relates his sufferings, which if he has deserved, he would like to know the cause; and if not, the English give him little occasion to favour them. If he will befriend him promises to make both Young and himself rich by means which he will reserve to tell him by word of mouth.
French. 1 p.
William Borblok to Sir Robert Cecil and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
1592, Dec. 12. Depositions concerning his dealings with Sir John Burgh and what pearls, broken gold, rubies and other precious stones he hath bought of him.
Signed. 1 p.
The Carrack.
1592, Dec. 15, Estimate of the carrack's goods at Leaden Hall
1 p.
[Richard Douglas ?] to Archibald Douglas.
1592, Dec. 20. that inconstancy your lordship has which albeit often times it proved true, nevertheless divers there is that do prevail in great matters at their suit, which of late has too evidently appeared to all men, as it cannot be unknown to your lordship. The new and particular proceedings of this estate is so well known unto this bearer as it shall not be necessary at this time to trouble you with any information thereof, and for that I am assured upon his promise he will communicate with you at length. Touching myself, I shall be at all times ready to do you all the service that either my credit or other moyen may extend unto. Looking to-hear from you an answer to my lord Home his letter sent by the ambassador, I take my leave.—From Edinburgh, 20 December 1592.
Very much injured, and partly illegible. 1 p.
Sir J. Elphinston to Archibald Douglas.
1592, Dec. 22. The occasion I have been so long in writing was that since the letter I wrote you after my homecoming, I received one of yours from Duncan Mure, at which time George Suintoun had not received yours from me; and being desired earnestly by Duncan, who was going to his own house in Stirlingshire, not to deliver your letters until his being present, that he might hear what answer would be gotten, and seeing he is not yet come back and I am constrained to follow the King and Queen, who are ridden this day to Alloway, I have left the bond and letter here with James Minteith that at Duncan Mure's back coming he may deal with George Suyntoun to get silver, as you wrote to me, so that by my absence lie be no ways hindered in respect of your earnest letter to further him. I doubt not your lordship is informed of our estate at Court, and how Captain James Stewart has made “ane mint” to have been a courtier again, but it will not be, for he is misliked of the kirk and all good men. The Lord Chancellor is busy, but comes not very great speed, for many think the country might be without them both. The greatest courtiers are my Lord Duke, the Earl of Mar, my Lord Home, Sir George Home, and such as are of their faction. The Lindsays are clean from Court ever since the discord that fell out betwixt the Duke and my Lord of Spynie. The King was in hand with me about your lordship and I showed my opinion, so far as I had heard or seen, of your profession of true and honest service towards his Majesty, in which I think his Majesty with time might be persuaded. Howbeit for the present, your “onfrendis _ has place to informe of the contrary.—From Edinburgh, 22 December 1592.
P.S.—My Lord of Mar was married fifteen days since, and the King and Queen's majesties are ridden to Allowmay to the “In forz,” and from that ride to Tittebarune, so it will be a good while or we be back again.
1 p.
Thomas Horton, grocer, to Sir Robert Cecil.
1592, Dec. 22. Since the delivery of his information concerning the spices in Leaden hall, he hath, according to his duty, given attendance upon Cecil, but finding him at no convenient leisure hath thought it good to repair to the court, to wait upon him to the end he may know whether he is to be commanded any service therein. He hath undertaken to benefit her Majesty in the garbling of the said spices more than any other man can do by 5,000l. in money, besides the extraordinary gain which may be made by the said spices, more than, peradventure, Cecil doth know by 20,000l.; and, wishing him to know the certainty of the estimate of weight and prices of the said spices set down by the Commissioners, he hath provided probable matter in readiness, shewing difference between the weight and prices of the Commissioners' estimate and his. As this extraordinary gain cannot be performed unless he may be employed about the garbling, he prays Cecil to be a means to his father, and he will gratify him out of that which shall grow due to him for the garbling 500l. The whole company of the grocers in London will signify that his sufficiency for garbling is such that he can perform what he hath promised more than any other can do; and, for trial, let Cecil appoint the Commissioners to take order with the common garbler to garble some half score bags of pepper, vizt., five or six of the case pepper and as many of the second sort called “callico,” and see the manner of his garbling with the waste thereof. He will then garble the like quantity to shew the greatest gain for her Majesty and the cleanest garbled spices for the buyers.—In Court, 22nd Deer., 1592.
Holograph. Seal. 1 p.
Thomas Horton, grocer, to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1592, Dec] Praying his favour in the furtherance of his suit that he may be admitted into the office of garbling of spices in London, from which he is removed by the common garbler for discovering many abuses done by him and for setting forth of his disability to be such, as he is not fit to have that office.
Holograph. Undated. 1 p.
Wreck of the “Golden Lion” and “Red Lion.”
1592, Dec. Statement of account shewing the amount laid out. and disbursed to recover the goods saved out of the Golden Lion and Red Lion, cast away on the Goodwin Sands in December 1592, and the value of the goods saved.
The value of the goods received doth amount at the most to 1.930l.
The charges paid and disbursed as aforesaid doth amouut to 956l. 185s. 3d.
Rest 97l. 1 s. 9d.
Unsigned. 7 pp.
List of Merchandize.
[1592.] Entries relating to certain mercantile transactions, containing nothing of general interest.
Endorsed :—“Spanish writings found at Exon. Wm. Blackstone, of London, goldsmith.”
Portuguese. 2 pp.
The Carrack.
[1592.] A list signed by Francis Gomes, servant of the Captain of the Carrack, of the treasure taken from private men of the Carrack by one Ayce, Captain of a bark of Weymouth.
Portuguese. ½ p.
The Carrack.
[1592.] Being in the Isle of Terceira I understood by Dom Jonay that the value of the vessel was four millions, the cargo of the King, without including an infinite number of stones in the ship, which he estimated at a million. He complained much of the conduct of the English, who had beaten them severely, and two nearly to death, and said the King had lost more than 700,000 ducats in stones he had searched in the Indies from lords and merchants, to aid him to make and maintain war, one stone costing 500,000 ducats, and the whole loss did not grieve Dom Jonay or Senor More so much as the loss of this stone, and their evil treatment. There was a Portuguese in the vessel who came to the merchants giving them to understand that he was with the English by force, and was in good credit with them, and offered to take charge of some property for them, who had delivered to him by Captain More a bag of diamonds which he valued at 120,000 ducats. The King of Spain was pleased that the chief of the English had let him go, for if he had been taken to England he would not have escaped with a small ransom. He asked this chief to sell him three things that were in the ship, offering to remain prisoner till payment, who would not do so, and that he would never have given up the vessel had he not thought hereby he was causing loss to the Lord Chamberlain.
Endorsed by Cecil :—“The Frenchman's testimony.”
French. 1½ pp.
The Carrack.
[1592.] “A direction to the Right Honourable Sir Robert Cecil, one of Her Majesty's Privy Council ” [by Shory ?]
Where I have given your Honour to know of certain treasure that hath been taken from the Carrack of late, and as it is informed to you by the contrary party that I have not told you the truth, but like a bad and a perjured man, as he saith, I have slandered him. If I had the wealth that he hath, I would be a little more honester than he, for I would be ashamed to be put in trust by Her Majesty and the Council, as he was, to execute the truth in their behalf, and then to be found contrary to the oath and allegiance of his prince, by favouring and detaining such things as he knows would breed danger. I have had more than now I have, but it hath pleased God to take it away by bad men's means that I have given too much credit unto, as by two strangers that went away with seven score pounds at one time, besides others which are indebted to me, which is the cause of my necessity, but not to the hindrance of my good name.
I will lay forth the truth to your Honour so near as I can. About six days before I came to your Honour, I did see in the hands of Mr. Bradbent, of Gravesend, about 1,800 diamonds of divers sorts, and I think 200 or 300 of rubies and 16 ounces and better of ambergris, and I think to the value of 40l. worth of gold in chain and jewels for ears, and some four ounces of pearl, and I did value and weigh the parcels, and he did set down every particular in a note with his own hand. He did ask me if I could get him one that would buy them, and give him reason for them, and to know where that they were best in request beyond the sea, whether at Frankfort or at Venice. I said that I would give him money for them, if he would warrant me that I should not come into danger, and that he would stand to the hazard of them if that they should not be well come by. I told him I would give him 5l. in every 100l. more than any other should, and for him to see where he could get the most. He swore that no man should have them before me, and that I should have them 5l. in 100l. better cheap better than another in consideration of my painstaking, but he proved perjured himself. A day after I saw this Francis in Lombard Street, and have met with divers other sailors in communication together, and they all went to Bradbent's house, and then the Saturday, as I think, the two brothers came down. On the Sunday at noon they went to London from Bradbent's house in a wherry, very close. The next day I did reason with Bradbent about them, and he said that he was 200l. offered more than I valued them at, and I said I would give him as much as any. He said that they would not be sold under three times as much as I offered for them, and then I knew that they were gone, and I told him that they had them, and at the last he could not deny that they had some of them.
The names of them that went down to the Carrack after warning given by Her Majesty and the Council to the contrary, which is disobedience and rebellion.
The one of the brothers at “the Bottle” in Fenchurch Street; his name is Francis. He hath had good store of fair rubies and diamond's. One Scote in Fenchurch Street and one of the principallest man that goes about those affairs, and Hannibal Gaman in Cheapside, a goldsmith, and a great doer in those matters. Young Howe, a goldsmith, that by report hath bought so much below at the price that he fears taking in question, that he hath shut up his shop and is gone, but hath been seen in strangers' houses in London, that are jewellers; and Conywayes, in Lombard Street, at the sign of the Bull's Head his shop is and not his house. One Barker in Tower Street, over against Barking Church, one of my Lord Cumberland's men, and one that was there from the first to the last delivery of the Carrick. It is reported that Dutchmen and Frenchmen, jewellers, have bought for a great deal of money in stones, and have got a great deal of them in secret One Robert Brocke, in Lombard Street, hath in his hands and hath sold divers diamonds, and it is thought that they are his at “the Bottle,” and Whiskinges, a sailor and a master of one of the ships that took the Carrick, hath by report half a peck of pearls in a bag that he took away from one of the company, I heard say as many as contained a whole peck.
3 pp.
The Carrack.
[1592.] Such reasons as we that are adventurers in the ships, supposed to have taken the Carrack, think fit to make your Majesty acquainted with, to prove that it will be no way beneficial to your Majesty, and very harmful to us, to have any but your ordinary officers deal with her, by your appointment.
First, your Majesty's services, of most importance, both for your own profit and annoying of your enemies by sea, those exceeding chargeable if the faithful free hearts of your subjects did not most times defray them, which no doubt shall still continue, if for their adventure they may receive and enjoy such shares as of due they ought. But if of that in any sort they be restrained, it will so wholly discharge them that hereafter they will be found unwilling, and the whole charge must come, out of your Majesty's coffers if you will have anything attempted.
Secondly, for the fear may be had of concealing anything from your Highness, there is two things in our opinion may easily clear it. The first, the number of your officers in every port, from whom it is impossible to convey much without their knowledge. The second, the small judgment that shall be in us, to adventure the loss of twenty parts clearly our own, to deceive your Majesty of one, besides the touch of our credits, which we have held long with better respect than now to lose to so little purpose.
Thirdly, it being your Majesty's purpose to have but the utmost of your Highness' due for custom, this course shall mightily harm you, for the mariners when they shall hear of any extraordinary appointed, will fear the like course which in the late taken Carrack was used with them, and perhaps not so well remember themselves, as in duty they ought, but carry the ship where they may make their best profit; and so your Majesty and we that are adventurers lose the good, which otherwise it might please God to send us. But if it happen that the commanders have so great power as to keep them from that desperate and dishonest course, yet we assure ourselves it will make them filch, with all extremity, whatsoever they may come by.
Lastly, our acquaintance with the people abroad, our long experience in these causes, the great interest we have in what is to come, be all such as with good reason we may prove, that not any can so well find out, or have so good reason to bring to light whatsoever conveyed as ourselves. And we little doubt but our readiness at all times to do your Highness service in any degree that hath been wished, hath in reason drawn as good a conceit of trust to us from your Highness as your Majesty hath to any such as in this case you will employ.
Endorsed :—“To Sir Robert Cecil and Sir John Fortescue.”
1 p.
The Carrack.
[1592.] I did see and value 1300 of diamonds, and as far as I can remember 150 rubies, that I am sure is the least number of both, and a chain of gold with a tablet at it, and certain small jewels of gold and pearl, and certain “Strownges” pearls and 16 ounces of ambergris. These things I did see in Mr. Bradbancke's house.
Endorsed :—“1592. Shore's certificate, dwelling in Gravesend.”
¼ p.
The Carrack, etc.
[1592.] Note of instructions with reference to letters of reprisal : for the procuring of a commission to Christopher Harris and others to examine the Portugals and Spaniards as to what was missing from the ships : a letter to Haniball Vivien, Vice Admiral of Cornwall, to stay the prizes brought in by any of the consorts of the Refusall, and to see the goods either sent to Plymouth in her, or safeguarded till other order be sent : and for a commission and sentence for the prizes, and order to land the goods, to Sir John and others.
Note at foot by Sir R. Cecil :—“I pray you hear my servant Willis herein whom I have acquainted with all my mind.”
Undated. 1 p.
The “Little John” of Lyme.
[1592.] Jacob Lyger, Frenchman, merchant of St. Malo.
John Batyn, master, and dwelleth at Lyme.
Ro. Hassard.
Tho. Denns, Frenchman, dwelling in Lyme.
Peter Rowe, Frenchman, dwelling in Lyme.
Tho. Toup, an Englishman, in the Tersero, [Terceira].
Ro. Creden, mariner.
Wyll and all the company of the Ship.
Endorsed :—“Certain persons to be sent for.” (And in Cecil's handwriting), “Speak with my Lord Admiral.”
½ p.
Fines upon Judgments.
[1592.] 1. Petition of Bryan Annesley and Francis Harvie to the Queen, praying her to grant them by letters patent, the office of Receivers and Clerks of Fines upon Judgments given in Courts of Record in actions of trespass vi et armis, and all other actions where capiatur is or ought to be entered; wherein little pro tit now grows to her, as there is no certain officer to look unto and have care of them.
2. Five reasons are given to further this suit, viz., the fines are for voluntary wrongs; if the claim is satisfied before judgment no fine can be assessed; the fines are assessed by the discretion of the judges, and the clerks cannot increase or diminish them; no wrong would be done to any officer or clerk of any Court, and the Queen shall have a yearly increase of———l.
2 pp.
Denizens in England.
[1592.] Remarks on the Act dealing with aliens in England; namely, that it is required that the Act may set in equal degree all made denizens before the session of Parliament, for they be all in one degree incorporated into this realm, and they lately “indenised” have paid the dearest for their freedom, so no reason to be more straitened than others, and to enter into the trade when there was no law to restrain them ought not to be conceived any grievances to their prejudice [But four retailers made denizens since the last Parliament, and six that did retail one since dead and given over.] It is also required that their widows may continue their trades after their husbands' decease, at least during their widowhood, for otherwise they have no means to maintain themselves or nourish their children, and though it be after provided that they may be apprentices, yet must they be nourished till they be abled to apprenticeship. [Many of these retailers have married Englishwomen.] If there be any distinction between denizens before the last parliament and denizens since, the proviso must be mended, for where it is that all such aliens born, being denizens, since the first day of the last Parliament “and not before ” do begin to use the trade of retailing etc., it should be “or before,” for if he used it before and he made denizen since, lie ought to continue.
The word “linen cloth ” is very general and compriseth as well things wrought with the needle or otherwise upon linen, as the ordinary retail of cloth by the yard, so it is prayed that the working upon linen and vent of it may be continued, for that is not properly incident to the linen draper, who venteth by retail. The clause where silks are mentioned seemeth to conclude the denizen generally from retail of them, albeit they be made in England and retailed but in privileged places, which no doubt seemeth against the true meaning. A clause enacting is required, that it shall be lawful to any person to put or take to apprentice to the trade of retailing or any trade, [those] whose parents shall be aliens. Many artificers, strangers, are fearful to be subject to this law of retailing foreign commodities, for that all their trades stand upon commodities that come beyond seas, by which trade the greater part, as well of the congregation of the Dutch Church, as of the French Church, do maintain themselves, families and church's poor, and whereby they are enabled to answer Her Majesty's subsidies and fifteenths, besides the contribution they give for the relief of the English poor.
The words in brackets are marginal notes. 2 pp.
Fernando Mendoza to——
[1592.] A letter in Spanish, undecipherable.
Endorsed :—“The writing not to be understood.”
2 pp.
Against Purveyors.
[1592.] A long discourse, of which the following paragraphs are favourable specimens :—
The perverse and crooked nature of this untoward cattle hath wasted with our laws and lawmakers many ages. It is hurtful to many and odious to all, therefore so well known it were superfluous to spend time in describing it. It may be thought some defect in our laws that by so many of them, made of purpose, this beast cannot be mastered, but it is not so, for the nature of vice is so exorbitant that nothing can bound it, but the more means are made to restrain it, the more holes it finds to run out. So that out of the multiplicity of our laws it hath taken advantage, like a mathematician that frames crooked lines by the proportion of straight ones traced out unto him.
The cunning of malice hath so many intricate shifts that it makes the magistrate often loth to meddle with correcting it, but defers it from time to time; thence grows slackness in the execution of laws, thereout licence wins foot by degrees, impunity gives it strength, whereof having gotten a head, it is hard getting it in a bridle.
Endorsed :—“1592.”
3 pp.
Seminary Priests.
[1592.] The names of seminary priests in Yorkshire yet untaken : Cuthbert Craforth, James Nyghtingaile, Mr. Mushe, Thomas Johnson, Robert Pakocke, Thomas Hodgshon (lately come over sea), .Raphe Yoward (he will come over sea shortly), one called by the name of Mr. Whitgefte, Richard Holthe, Joseph Pulan.
The names of others who my lord carefully sought to have taken : Mr. David Englebe, often at Ugthorpe, Mr. Joseph Cunstable, often at Newton, Mr. Warcup, Mr. Haburne, John Hodgshon, with others.
1 p.
Relation of William Pittes.
[1592.] The 9th of August Richard Burligh was racked, being accused by Jo. Brooke—that came over in a small fly-boat of Zealand—for a spy, who afterwards, by his own simple dealings, was executed; and Thomas Wade, a merchant's servant of London, who likewise came over in the said fly-boat, by the said Brooke's confession, was put in prison and died afterwards in the hospital. The 14th of August, Peter Langinge, skipper of the fly-boat, was sent to the galleys for eight years, who desired me to move Sir Robert Cecil for his deliverance.
The 18th of August, one Sourlye, kinsman to the “Teron,” came over messenger in an Irish ship and put into Porto Nuevo, who came presently to the Groyne and rode post haste to the Court at Madrid; the ship had 14 pieces of ordnance and 30 Irish soldiers.
John Lambert, born near Chichester, and dwelt last at Lerpoole in Cheshire, who is Pilot Royal of the King's army, who knoweth every port in England, Scotland, Flanders, France and Spain, whereof he hath given relation to the King of Spain. This Lambert told me he would take upon him with 400 men to take Gibraltar; he hath been in Spain near 12 years, whereof he was 5 or 6 years Pilot Major of the Gibraltar galleys, and a man whose directions the generals greatly follow, having caused divers ships to be made after the English build; and now hath taken upon him to make a dock in Lisbon.
Andrew Facy, of Stonehouse near Plymouth, who was taken with the Spanish army when they returned this last year from the coast of England, being put in the King's service the 14th of February last, pilot of the Vice-Admiral St. Peter, who told me how he intended his service to the King of Spain in no other sort but only to cut his throat if it lay in his power, and that he meant to adventure his life to do his Queen and country service. He delivered to me a letter for the Lord Admiral or my lord of Essex, advising me that he was to come into our channel, by command of Don Diego Brochero, with a “gallisabre” of 100 tons and another pinnace of 40 or 50 tons; also, he said that Lambert told him all were not the Queen's good friends that dwelt about Plymouth, willing me to send word whether it would please the Council to employ him in the Court at Madrid or in the army.
Thomas Griffin, born by Poole and dwelt in Plymouth, hath served the King this three years; he desired me to get his pardon, and he would adventure to escape home.
William Wiles, of Ratlif, taken at Puentavedro, hath served the King since March. He advertised me of the Irish spy that came from the “Teron.”
Thomas Hoar, of Waterford, being taken by Captain Elliot coming from the Canaries and carried into Spain, hath served there ever since; said, if he were in England, he could reveal matters he should be well rewarded for, and that the castle of Plymouth was bought and sold as well as Falmouth.
Thomas Parfoot, a gunner, the best now in the army, was taken in the Straits nine years since, all which time he hath served the King. He desired me very earnestly to get his pardon.
Also, there are soldiers who are enemies both to her Majesty over religion and state as much as in them lieth, as Edward Picford, born at St. German's in Cornwall, and fled out of England some 15 years since; likewise, one Prator and Fitz James, gentlemen of Somersetshire, who came over with Elliot and have now 20 ducats a month of the King's pension; also, there is Father Parsons's nephew, called Thomas Parsons, who hath been in Spain this 20 years. Picford took upon him, by Elliot's means, to fetch Sir William Bevell out of his house with 50 soldiers, but the voyage took no effect. Also, there remaineth John Uppom that was taken in a “carvell” of Plymouth, captain, who never would yield to serve the King and hath been prisoner almost 3 years, having been hardly used, in regard a priest one time railing on her Majesty where he was in prison, the said Uppom gave him a box on the ear. He is now close prisoner in the Groyne under the Governor's command.
Headed :—“A relation of such things as I William Pittes had intelligence of, being prisoner in the Groyne in Galicia.”
A Subsidy.
[1592.] Note as to the collection of a subsidy, headed, “The taxation of the last double subsidy.”
1 p.
[1592.] Act of Parliament, consisting of 15 clauses, intended to put down recusancy.
Headed : An Act for reducing of disloyal subjects to their due obedience.”
Copy. 2 pp.
The Queen to [the Lord Deputy of Ireland].
1592. Our subject John Bird allegeth that at his coming hither he held, as of our grant, several offices, from which he was, as he saith, wrongfully displaced by Sir John Perrott. Forasmuch as by special instructions from us, Sir John Perrott and our late Governors there have been restrained from displacing any of our officers (holding their offices by general or particular grants from us) without apparent misdemeanour, to be first signified hither, upon re-examination of our Privy Council to be allowed by us; and thinking it very unmeet, that by occasion of his former well recommended services there, whiles he was an humble suitor to us. in hope to better his mean estate, that he should without cause known be deprived of any such offices, and so returned in worse case than he came : Our straight commandment therefore is, that our former order touching all our offices there be henceforth duly executed, and also all delays and excuses set apart, that you do forthwith upon proof made of these his allegations, restore him to his former estate (without charging any such as have occupied the said offices in his absence with any imputation of crimes, or with restitution of any profits incident to the offices); the same restitution to be by new letters patents to be passed (if need require) for his continuance therein during his good behaviour, according to our former general warrant, and making void all later patents passed to others in his prejudice.
Endorsed :—“1592.—To the Lord Deputy for Mr. Byrde, Mynute.”
Draft, with corrections by Burghley. 1 p.
—to the Queen.
1592. The brewers of beer and ale in London and the suburbs have long brewed both beer and ale with musty and unwholesome corn and grain, whereby great infection hath grown, and also for want of oversight in gauging their vessels they do not fill the same, so that there doth want in every vessel a gallon or two of their due quantity; and besides their vessels commonly lack of their full proportion and do not contain full measure when filled, to the great loss of her Majesty in victualling the navy, and of merchants and others trading by seas or buying to sell by retail. For reformation hereof, and for his long service, prays a grant for 21 years of the office of seeing that all grain and hops the beer or ale is made of are sweet and wholesome, of tasting all beer and ale made or sold in London and in compass of a mile thereabout, and of gauging all vessels; taking of the master brewer 2d. for a barrel and ½d. for a kilderkin, with liberty to' deface all defective vessels, &c.
Endorsed :—“1592.—Beer brewers.”
Draft. 1 p., parchment.
Henry Bourghcher to the Earl of Essex.
[1592.] Is bold to renew his suit for his wife's brothers, the grocers Nicholas and Richard Scotte, especially for Nicholas, remaining yet under the pursuivant's hand, to yield to Mr. Anton's unreasonable conditions or be a prisoner in the Marshalsea. Has perused Sir John Packington's patent for starch, wherein Mr. Young's is rehearsed; finds the cause of his brother's imprisonment is clear out of the first, and closely included in the second by addition of some words, whence groweth the present grief of the grocers; for if the second had not gone further than the first his brother had not been imprisoned. Mr. Young's privilege was for “merchandising and making” starch, but to this is added “selling” between “merchandising”and “making”; so that these last are not content to have the whole merchandising and sale in that kind, and making, to themselves (which will much exceed double the benefit any way arising to her Majesty), but they have also put in “selling,” and by colour of those words impose upon every one, as well buying of themselves as of their chapman, more than a subsidy. For anything contrary to this last patent is not his brother imprisoned, but the question is whether he may sell again starch lawfully bought during the former patent; for this last was not to take effect till the expiration of the first, viz., April 15 last, and he has done nothing contrary to the same.
A bond is also exacted of him with condition to restrain him absolutely from sale, and so it should not be lawful to him without hazard of his bond to buy of Mr. Anton himself—a strange condition. A. former condition penned by the lords he hath offered to enter into, but Mr. Anton will not accept thereof, so that now he is a prisoner at Mr. Anton's pleasure. There is no express warrant in the patent to exact bonds of any, much less of a freeman of London, which makes him marvel it is so vehemently pursued by imprisonment, neither having express warrant by the patent and both being directly against the law. Also Nicholas, the prisoner, is her Majesty's officer and constable in the ward, and therefore very hard in this troublesome time that he should be imprisoned in hindrance of her Majesty's service, he being willing to be bound by the condition heretofore penned and allowed by . their lordships {of which he encloses a copy, signified by Sir Thos. Wilkes, Clerk of the Council) although Mr. Anton hath since procured a condition more captious.
2 pp.
Sir John Perrott's Lands.
[1592.] “The reasons my lord of Essex hath to move her Majesty ” :—
1. His sister's jointure which he hath assured to the Earl of Northumberland, or to recompense the loss out of his own lands. For her Majesty graciously, promised that her jointure should not be impeached, howsoever the title rested.
Besides, his lordship's learned counsel informed that the jointure was well made.
Also his niece, Mistress Penelope Perrott, daughter and sole heir of Sir Thomas Perrott, was to have her only advancement from this land and by this conveyance.
2.The judgment given upon default of pleading, without regard had to the matter in law.
The default was in reciting the feoffment made by Sir John Perrott, this, quod Johannes Perrott, miles, fuit seisitus de maneriis, &c, et sic inde seisitus feoffavit Thomam Bromley, militem, &c.; where it should have been pleaded inde feoffavit. So for want of this word inde, which is but form, the judgment was given.
3.That the judgment given doth not benefit her Majesty but only prejudice the Countess and James Perrott.
Because for anything pleaded or spoken by Mr. Attorney or for anything yet appearing, the estate of Thomas Perrott (who is in remainder after James) standeth good, and notwithstanding this judgment he may by law hold the possession against her Majesty.
Therefore to avoid all further suits and for the contentment of all parties they offer;—
That her Majesty will be pleased to accept of the castle and manor of Laugharn with all the lands in co. Carmarthen lately Sir John Perrott's, to have the present possession thereof absolutely conveyed from James and Thomas Perrott and confirmed unto her Majesty and her successors; and that her Majesty will grant the rest of the lands, lying in Pembrokeshire, to James Perrott and Thomas for the benefit of them, the Countess and her daughter, in such sort as they shall agree amongst themselves, or else that upon release made by James and Thomas unto her Majesty, her Highness would grant a fee-farm of the whole lands unto them, yielding the ancient rents appearing by the livery of Sir John Perrott and other records before his attainder.
Pensioners to the King of Spain.
1592. List of pensioners to the King of Spain, including the names of Sir William Stanley, 6 captains and 4 lieutenants, 9 “pensioners at large,” pensioners in Sir William Stanley's regiment, and 8 priests and Jesuits.
Endorsed :—“1592; delivered by Robert Russell.”
1 p.
Rough notes by Sir Robert Cecil.
1592. This is a war good for England.
The charge is risen unnaturally, for the dangers are increased, and therefore if we look into old remedies for new ties we shall do like bad physicians which hurt the patient more than they help him. Fearing lest there should be a bad concurrency which will frustrate the whole work or at least to hinder it we must begin ab initio.
That where it is said that
London not above 200l. in goods
One good shire not above 80l.
Faults in the Sessors multiplied
Seeing it shall not be drawn with example
How in her coffers richer than her father was when he had most, how loth to spend lauds of the Crown. His weak help seeing the Crown smart let the Crown pay addition our diminution.
Endorsed, “1592,” and by Cecil, “III sessing in London,” etc.
Injured. 1 p.
Thomas Lynd to Lord Burghley.
[1592.] Petition. Seizure of his goods in Lubeck in 1577, under colour of law prohibiting transport of provision of war into Russia Failure of all applications, by the Queen and others, for restitution. Prays for letters of Sequestration against the goods of Lubeckers.—
Note by Burghley that the matter is to be considered by the Judge of the Admiralty.
1 p.
Robert Cole, otherwise Plume, to The Queen.
1592. For a lease in reversion, for his services to the Queen's grandfather, father, brother, sister, and herself.—Endorsed, “1592.”
Note by TV. Aubrey that the Queen grants the petition.
½ p.
The Saltpetre Patent.
1592. The privileges, powers, and authorities granted by the former patent, and by the new patent.—Endorsed, “1592.”
1 p.
Anthony Cooke.
1592. Brief of a bill moved in Parliament for Anthony Cooke, Esq., for the voiding of a conveyance made for the settling of the inheritance of his lands.—Endorsed : ” 1592.”
1 p.
John Bonde, owner of the “Bonde,” his victuallers and company, to the Council.
[1592.] As to certain stores taken by petitioners from the Portingalls set free by Sir John Burrovves, which are reported to be part of the goods taken out of the carrick, and therefore the Queen's. Pray to freely enjoy their prize, being of small value, in view of their great charges and losses.—Undated.
1 p.
1592. Recusants in the County of Sussex remaining at Liberty.
Diocese of Chichester.
John Carrill of Warneham, esquire.
William Scott of Iden, gent.
Thomas Gage of West Firles, gent.
John Temple of East Grimsted, gent.
Edward Gage of Meld, gent.
John Leedes of Steaning, gent.
Jeffrie Poole of Rackton, gent.
John Bamforde of Aldingborne, gent.
John Jervis of Rossham, gent.
John Jefford of Chichester, gent.
John Novie of Rackton, gent.
Richard Garvet of Broadwater, gent.
Recusants committed to prison.
William Shellie of Michell Grove, esquire.
John Talk of Chichester, gent.
Richard Shellye of Wormeinghurst, get.
Thomas Ashborneham of Ashebornham, gent.
Recusants at liberty upon bonds
With the general condition John Gage of Ferlie, esquire.
Edward Gage of Franfeild, esquire.
Recusants at liberty in the county of Dorset.
Diocese of Sarum.
Edmund Durde of Gillingham, gent.
Richard Hinton of Gillingham, gent.
Anthony Whit of Broade Gidling, gent.
The lady Tregunell of Melton.
Recusants enlarged upon bonds
With the general condition. James Martin of Milton, gent.
Recusants in the county of Kent remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Canterbury near Rochester.
Sir Alexander Culpeper of Goudherst, knight.
Thomas Mayney of Staplehurst, esquire.
Richard Gylford of Kingsnothe, esquire.
Mayle Kemp late of London, esquire.
Christopher Morgan of Goudherst, gent.
Thomas Wilford of Leucheham.
John Beak of St. Dunston's near Canterbury, gent.
Thomas Greene of the same, gent.
Richard Vincent of Watton, gent.
John Crisp of Ashe, gent.
Edmund Roper of the same, gent.
Dame Joan Mordant wife to Sir Thomas Kemp.
George Guildiforde of Chiselhurst, gent.
Richard Culpepper of Southfleet, gent.
Francis Throgmorton of Leusham, gent.
Recusants at liberty upon bonds
With the general condition. Samuel Loue of Sevenoaks, gent.
Recusants in the county of Lincoln remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Lincoln.
William Terwit of Twigmore, esquire.
John Thimolbye of Irenham, esquire.
Robert Terwit of Twigmoore, gent.
John Dalison of Irenham, gent.
Recusants committed to prison.
Robert Terwhit of Twigmore, gent.
Recusants at liberty upon bonds.
Upon bonds for a time William Terwit, esquire
John Thimolby, esquire.
Recusants in the county of Durham remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Durham.
Thomas Forcer of Harbour house, gent.
Anthony Preston of East Morton, gent.
Clement Lambert of Bishop's Middleton, gent.
Robert Collingwood of Faudon, gent.
Richard Claxton of Halghton, gent.
Recusants in the county of Hereford remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Hereford.
John Barrow of Hereford, esquire.
Richard Munington of Sarnsfield, esquire.
James Harrow of Ballingham, esquire.
Edmund Jones of Marden, gent.
John Lewis of Norton, gent.
James Skidmoore of Hereford, gent.
Richard Clarke, of Teston, gent.
Richard Wollascot of Richard's Castle, gent.
William Wood of Bosbury, gent.
Reynold Vaughan of Whitchurch, gent.
Thomas Skudamore of Kenchurch.
Anthony Elton of Ludbury, gent.
Richard Abridge of Markle, gent.
John Seyborne of Sutton Michell, gent.
John Gage of Worslie, gerxt.
Edward Clarke of Weddington, gent.
Edmund Jones of Streatford, gent.
Henry Munington of Marden, gent.
Edward Wallwin of Bullingham, gent.
John Lingham of Bullingham, gent.
John Eliotes of the city of the same, gent.
George Eliotes of Hereford, gent.
Edward Jones of Norton, gent.
William Wodde of Ledburie, gent.
William Morgan of Kingston, gent.
Henry Acton of Marden, gent.
John Eliotes of Hereford, attorney.
Recusants committed to prison
William Shellie of Sutton, esquire.
John Skuldamore, of Kenchurch, esquire.
Richard Lingen of Dormington, gent.
John Gomonde of Byford, gent.
Recusants at liberty upon bonds
With the general condition. Tho. Crofte of Oklie Park, esquire.
Recusants in the county of Lancaster remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Chester.
John Riggmay den of Weddcarre, esquire.
John Talbot of Salysbury, Esquire.
Richard Blundell of Little Crosbye, esquire.
Thomas Clifton of Westbye, esquire.
William Haddock of Cottam, gent.
Leonard Houghton of Grymsargh.
William Hesketh of Polton, gent.
William Clifton of Balam, gent.
John Westby of Malbreck, gent.
Alban Butler of Naytby, gent.
William Rush ton of Powtall, gent.
Thomas Holden of Witton, gent.
George Lee of Waton in the Dale, gent.
Thomas Walker of Liverpool, gent.
John Southworth of Lathom, gent.
John Pemberton, the younger, of Whiston, gent.
Peter Byrom of Yoarre, gent.
John Traves of Windon, gent.
Matthew Traves of the same, gent.
Henry Ladom of Benforthe, gent.
Edward Standishe of Standishe, gent.
Thomas Standishe of the same.
Richard Worthington of Cophull, gent.
William Stopford of Bispham, gent.
Thomas Leighton of Croffton, gent.
Thomas Assheton of Writington, gent.
Henry Rushton of Cleyton, gent.
Hamo Holcrofte of Woddon, gent.
Robert Holland of Clifton, gent.
Evans Hadock of Cottam, gent.
Richard Heaton of Abraham, gent.
John Ashton of Abrahamgent
Richard Ashton
James Pemberton of Whiston, gent.
Milo Gerard of Ince, gent.
George Clarkson of Alson, gent.
George Talbot of Salisbury, gent.
Robert Talbot
George Talbot of Carre, gent.
Hugh Parre of Knouslie, gent.
William Blundell the son of Richard Blundell, esquiie.
Walter Riggmayden of Weddcarre, gent.
Henry Parre of Knouslie, gent.
Edward Bolton of Abraham, gent.
Recusants committed to prison.
Sir John Southworth of Samlesburie, knight.
John Townley of esquire.
Richard Reynolds of Blaynscoe.
Recusants in the county of Chester remaining at liberty.
County of Chester.
William Hough of Leighton, esquire.
John Hocknell of Prewton, gent.
Ralph Worslie of the city of Chester, gent.
Hugh Erdswick
Sampson Erdswick
of Sondon, gent
Hugh Bromlie of Hampton, gent.
Phillippe Spurstow of Acton, gent.
John Whitmoore of Thurstaston, esquire.
John Brittles of Brittles, gent.
Recusants in the counfy of Middlesex and city of London.
Diocese of London.
Thomas Crofts of Westminster, gent.
Gilbert Tutchborne of the same. gent.
Thomas Edwards, gent.
John Kitchen of Ryslip, gent.
Thomas Norwood of Standmer in the moor, gent.
Francis Bryham of St. Martin's in the field, gent.
Robert Brenning of St. Martin's in Westminster, gent.
Ralph Crag of St. Clement's in Westminster, gent.
Anthony Morrice of Knightsbridge, gent.
Henry Fecknam otherwise Wyborne, gent.
Thomas Frier, Doctor of Physic.
John Roper of St. Andrew's in Holborn, esquire.
Edmund Standon of the same, gent.
Wm. Gage of All Hallows, gent.
Thomas Burgoyn of St. Botolph's, esquire.
Henry Isham of the same, gent.
Roger Townesend without Cripplegate, esquire.
Thomas Gardner of the same, gent.
John Cole of St. Katherine Coleman, esquire.
Recusants committed to prison in and about London.
George Cotton of the parish of St. Bridget in the ward of
Farringdon without London, esquire.
Erasmus Saunder of the parish and ward aforesaid, esquire.
John Halseye of the parish and ward aforesaid, gent.
Richard Owen of the parish and ward aforesaid, esquire.
John Talke of the parish and ward aforesaid, gent.
John Townlie of, esquire, in the Gate House at Westminster.
Jervis Parpoint of Grays Inn, gent.
Polidore Morgan, gent., of the same place.
Humphrey Cumberford, gent.
Ambrose Edmundes, gent
.Theobol Green, late of Lincoln's Inn.
John Pinchen of Westminster, gent.
Francis Irenman of New Inn, gent.
Anthony Throgmorton, gent.
William Tucker of Clerkenwell, gent.
William Williams of the Inner Temple, gent.
John Hughes of—gent.
Richard Smith of Christ Church, Doctor of Physic.
John Langforde of St. Martin's at Ludgate, gent.
George Burgoyn of Christ Church, esquire.
Recusants at liberty upon Bonds,
With the general condition. B. John Jefford late of Chillington, co. Stafford, esquire.
For a time in respect of sickness A. Thomas Somerset of the parish of St. Bridget's in Farringdon ward, etc., esquire.
Till her Majesty's pleasure be known. John Talbot of Grafton, co. Worcester, esquire, at Bickslie in Kent.
With the general condition. John Byfleet of Westminster, gent.
do. Richard Talbot and John Finglas of Furnivall's Inn, gent,
do. John Martin of New Inn.
do. Andrew Joigner of the parish of Barking near Tower Hill, gent.
Recusants remaining at liberty in the county of Essex.
County of Essex.
Edward Cotesloe, Doctor of Physic.
Christopher Archer of Mounsie, gent.
Thomas Hales of Walthamstow, gent.
Hugh Worsley of Mich gent.
William Green of Little Samforde, gent.
Christopher Bankes of Hadstocke, gent.
William Barleye of Heydon, gent.
All these stand indicted. Thomas Crawlie of Maunden, gent.
Edmund Daniel of Belchamp St. Paule gent.
Thomas Wiseman of Wymbish, gent.
Lorance Mumperson of High Easter, gent.
Thomas Bucknall of Little Bursted, gent.
Talbot of Estham, gent.
Robert Scott of Rumford, gent.
John Burre of Barking, gent.
Recusants committed to prison.
Thomas Crawley of Maunden, esquire.
John Paschall of—gent.
Recusants at liberty upon bonds.
James Muriell of Harleston, gent.
Recusants in the county of Norfolk remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Norwich.
Ferdinando Paris of Poding Norton, esquire.
Robert Greye of Marton, esquire.
Humphrey Bedingfield of Quidnam, esquire,
Robert Downes of Great Milton, esquire.
Robert Lovell of Beech Amwell, esquire.
Edward Ruck wood of Eryson, esquire.
Henry Beddingfield of Oxborow, esquire.
Humphrey Beddingfield, Deepham, esquire.
Anthony Brown of Elsing, esquire.
Richard Barney of Langley, esquire.
Edmund Townsend of Long Straton, gent.
Thomas Backster of Tasborowe, gent.
George Downs of Great Milton, gent.
John Downes of Rough ton, gent.
Giles Townes of Oxborow, gent.
Ambrose Germ in of Lopham, gent.
Anthony Thwaites of Quidnam, gent.
William Fermesley of East Dereham, gent.
Thomas Mettam of Great Milton, gent.
George Thumblethorp of Fowlsham, gent.
Thomas Bosomen of Morlie, gent.
Thomas Foster, the elder, of Old Buckenham, gent.
Philip Awdleye of Stowbedon, gent
Edward Whit of Shipdam, gent.
Edward Rookwoode of Besthorpe, gent.
—Gardiuer of Quidnamgent.
Robert Flint of Elingham, gent.
Adam Beddingfield of Hindringham, gent.
John Dereham of Corsey, gent.
Laurence Beddingfield of Holmehall, gent.
Henry Blake of Windam, gent.
Peter Barton of West Dereham, gent.
William Ferneley of the same, gent.
—Brampton of the same, gent.
John Drury of Goodwicke, gent.
Recusants committed to prison.
Richard Mebster of Lodden, gent.
Recusants in the county of Suffolk remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Norwich.
Roger Martin of Melford, esquire.
Francis Mannoke of Stoke near Nayland, esquire.
Robert Rookewoode of Stanningfield, esquire.
Edmund Beddingfield of Huntingdonfield, esquire.
William Playter of Saterley, esquire.
William Haire of Braseyeard, esquire.
Edward Sulyeard of Wetherden, esquire.
William Yaxeley of Yaxeley, esquire.
Henry Everard of Great Linstead, esquire,
Richard Marten of Melford, gent.
Henry Drury of Lawshall, gent.
William Mannocke of Stoke, gent.
Thomas Rookwood of Stanningfield, gentlemen.
John Rookwood of the same,
George Betes of Lanham,
Richard Norton of Cheston,
Robert Jetter of Flixton,
Thomas Sulliard of Wetherden,
Leonell Mosse of Westrope, senior,
Leonell Mosse of Westrope, junior,
Thomas Prentice of Palgrave,
Henry Singleton of Thornedon,
John Beddingfield of Beddingfield,
Thomas Marshe of Broome,
Thomas Glamfield of Broome,
Robert Mosse of Broome,
Gawdie Everard of Great Linsteed,
Thomas Horseman of Burye,
Recusants committed to prison.
John Grey of Preston, gent.
Recusats in the county of Oxford remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Oxon.
William Moore of Haddon, esquire. gentlement
William Borne of Wendleburye,
John Archdale of Whatley,
John Stampe of Halton,
Thomas Tempest Bampton,
Edward Ansley of Chasilton,
Thomas Moore of Alderbury,
Michael Busard of the same,
Jerome Regland of Sherborne,
William Mullens of Mongwell,
John Borne of Chesterton,
John Stutsburie of Soldern,
Thomas Ashe of Bucknell,
John Thompson of Broadwell,
Richard Fitz Hughes of Charleburie,
William Hart of Eynsam,
Nicholas Pigot of Stoken,
Thomas Grimwell of Oxford,
William Naper of Oxford,
Henry Rooke of Stanton St. Johns,
George Ethridg of Oxford, physician,
Recusants committed to prison.
Richard Owen of Godstoe, Esquire.
Ambrose Edmonds of Stanton.
George Naper of Oxford, gent.
The lady Stonar.
Recusants at liberty upon bonds.
James Ansleye of Oxford, gent.
Francis Yate of Kencot, gent.
James Bray brook of Kinston, gent.
William Moore of Haddon, Esquire.
Recusants in the county of Southampton remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Winton.
George Cotton of Warblington, esquire.
Gilbert Wells of Twiford, esquire.
George Lewkner, doctor of civil law, of Exton.
Richard Warnford of the city of Winchester.]
William Hoord of Wolveslie.
Richard Hambden of the city of Winchester.
Nicholas Titchborne of Hartlie Mawdet.
John Beckinsow
William Beckinsow
Burrow Cleere.
Henry Shellie of Burreton.
Stephen Vachell of the same.
Chidiok Titchborne of Porchester.
Edward Banister of Jesworth.
Anthony Cope of Bedhampton.
Thomas Whit of Titchfield.
Richard Cotton son and heir to George Cotton.
George Cotton cousin to George aforesaid.
Thomas Rithe of Roplie.
Henry Hall of Easton.
Nicholas Scroope of Itchingstoke.
Robert Pinke of Swatton.
William Poole of Rumsey.
Sion Cuffolde of Basing.
Edward Hocking of Dogmarfield.
Thomas Owen of Elfield.
Henry Francis of Uverton.
Richard Hinton of Barton Stacie.
Roger Horde of Wolselie.
George Brittaine of—
Peter Titchborne of Porchester
Thomas Persall of East Nean.
John Ludloe of Cams.
George Tetershall of Bewiie.
Henry Wells of the same.
Robert Knight of Goldefield.
Tristram Fantlewraye of Shipton.
William Burley of Long Parish.
Francis Moore of Heriard.
Recusants committed to prison.
Gilbert Titchborne of— gentlemen
Richard Hobson of the Isle of Wight,
Peter Titchborne of Porchester,
Henry Shelley of Maple Durrham,
George Cotton of Warblington, esquire.
Recusants at liberty upon bonds.
With the general condition John Ludlow of Cams.
John Beckensow of Barrow Cleere.
Richard Rives of Barton Stacie, bachelor of law.
William Lisley of Wotton, gent.
Recusants in the county of Surrey remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Winton.
Francis Browne of Henley Park, esquire.
Henry Browne of the parish of St. Saviour's in Southwark.
Charles Arundell of Oking, esquire.
Thomas Crowlie of Southwerk, esquire.
Peter Titchborne of the same, esquires.
Erasmus Wolesley of the same,
Robert Becket of the same,
Richard Shelley of the same,
George Brewster of St. Saviours in Southwark.
John Beckensow of Southwark.
Robert Jisop of the same.
Peter Carew of the same.
Theobald Green of the same.
Walter Blunt of the same.
James Fenne of the same.
John Graye of the same.
William Phillips of the same.
Richard Webster of the same.
William Tucker of the same.
Edmund Saxten of the same.
Richard Reynoldes of the same.
Edward Moore of the same.
Edward Shelley of the same.
Edward Bentlie of Hungrie Bentlie.
John Hardie of Farnham, gent.
Robert Gage of Croyden, esquire.
Nicholas Saunders of Ebsam, esquire.
Recusants committed to prison.
Erasmus Saunders of Ewell, gent.
Recusants in the county of Worcester remaining at liberty
Diocese of Worcester.
John Middlemore of Hawksloe.
John Badger of Poolehouse.
Edmond Lichmoore of Hanley Castle.
Thomas Wranforde of Lougdon.
Robert Arden of Pedmore.
Henry Brug otherwise Brigis of Longdon.
John Wolmer of Kington.
Michael Foliet of Perton.
Thomas Wolmer of Tiberton.
George Harnyold of Breden.
Rowland Badger of Hanley castle.
Anthony Wolmer of Kingtcn.
Reynold Williams of Throgmorton.
Sir H. Throgmorton of Coughton, esquire.
George Winter of Hoddington.
Francis Smithe of Wotton Wawen in co. Warwick, esquire.
John Somerfield of the same, Esquire.
Recusants committed to prison.
John Halsey of the city of Worcester.
Recusants in the county of Stafford remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield.
John Draicot of Payneslie, esquires.
Francis Gatagrea of Swinerton,
William Stepleton of Bradley, gentlemen.
John Stepleton of the same,
Philip Draicot of Leigh,
Sampson Erdswick of Sondon,
William Maxfield of Mere,
Recusants committed to prison.
Humphrey Cumberford of Cumberford, gentlemen
Erasmus Wolsley of Wolsley Bridge,
Hugh Erdswick of Sondon,
Recusants at liberty upon bonds.
John Jefford of Chillington esquires.
Brian Fowler of the manor upon Sow,
Recusants in the counties of Salop and Derby.
(No entries.)
Recusants in the cpunty of York remaining at liberty.
Diocese of York.
Henry Suttell, esquire of the city of York.
William Cawverlie, gent.
Cuthbert Menill, gent, of Howdon.
Christopher Leeds, gent, of Kepax.
Thomas Allen of Brayton.
John Gascoigne of the parish of Barnabe, gent
Martin Rudston
William Hawkesworth of Milton, esquire.
Paul Hamerton of Fetherston, gent.
Robert Morton of Spinsforth, gent.
Arthur Suttell of Kirke Dighton, gent.
Francis Fulthorp of Crawthorne, gent.
William Adrington of Abell, esquire,
Thomas Moore of Barnbrough, esquire.
Richard Clilborne of Kilerby, esquire.
Recusants committed to the prison at Hull.
William Lacie of Sherborne in Hartforthelith, gent.
Henry Oglethorp of Bishopsfield near York.
Edward Teshe of Ball near Alberford, gent.
Roger Tocketes of Tocketes in Cleveland, esquire.
Thomas Leeds of Leed Hall in Saxon, esquire.
Christopher Muncton of Longsborow, esquire.
John Mallet late of Normanton, gent.
In the Castle at York.
John Constable of Hatfield in Hadernesse, gent.
William Caverley of Caverley, gent.
Recusants at liberty upon bonds.
With the general condition John Jefford of Loughton, gent
Ingram Twing of Overbemelsey, gent.
Recusants in the diocese of Carlisle remaining at liberty.
James Leyborne of—esquire.
Andrew Hilton of—gent.
Recusants in the diocese of Bangor remaining at liberty.
Griffith ap John Wynne of Llanpedroke in Llyn gent.
Recusants in the diocese of St. Asaph remaining at liberty.
Robert Pugh of Peruhin, gent.
John Williams of Llansanfrine in Rose, esquire.
Henry ap Hugh of Whitford, gent.
Richard Lloid of Oswester, gent.
Thomas Lloid ap Edward of Gilsfeild, gent.
Recusants in the diocese of St. David's remaining at liberty.
Richard Benson of the parish of Martleterie in Pembroke, gent.
By a later certificate from the bishop it appeareth that there is not one recusant in his whole diocese.
Recusants in the diocese of Llandaff.
James ap Jenkin of Llanvocha, gent.
George Catisbye of Grosmont, gent.
Recusants in the county of Devon remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Exon.
William Colton of the city of Exeter, gent.
John Hues of Branscombe, gent.
Robert Fullford of Dunsforde, gent.
Recusants committed to prison.
Peter Carew of Hackam, gent.
Recusants in the county of Cornwall remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Exon.
John Bray of Camborne, gent.
William Braye of the same, gent.
Thomas Becket late of Menheniot.
Richard Victor, the elder, of Creed, gent.
John Kemp of Minver, gent.
Richard Treman of Goran, gent.
John Williams of Mary Maudlin, gent.
Richard Hore of the same, gent.
Recusants committed to prison.
William Phillips of St. Keye, gent.
Robert Becket of Menheniot.
Recusants at liberty upon bonds.
Philip Treman of Bernard's Inn, gent.
Recusants n the county of Somerset remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Bath and Wells.
Doctor Leese, physician, of Bath.
John Walker of Nether Stowey, esquire.
William Sturton of Wells, esquire.
Wm. Clarke of the same, esquire.
Richard Godwin of the same, esquire.
John Bishoppe, registrar to the bishopric of the same.
Thomas Walton of Baltesbnrow, gent.
William Knowell of Samford Orease, gent.
William Gerard of Trent, gent.
John Parham of the same, gent.
James Hill of Taunton, gentlemen.
John Hill
Hugh Hill
Recusants committed to prison.
James Fen of Montague, gent.
Recusants at liberty upon Bonds.
William Norris of Milverton, gent.
Recusants in the diocese of Bristol remaining at liberty.
Edmund Collington of Winterborne, gent.
John West of Mangotsfield, gent.
Recusants in the county of Gloucester remaining at liberty.
Diocese of Gloucester.
William Norwood of Leckhampton, esquire.
John Pansfoote of Hasfeild, esquire.
Simon Cowdrington of Didmartin, gent.
Thomas Lawlie of Anneypeter, gent.
John Bromwich of Bromsbury, gent.
Endorsed :—“Names of Recusants.”
30 pp.
Bedingfield Property.
1592. Particulars of the manors in Norfolk and Suffolk which Mrs. Anne Bedingfield has for life, giving the value found by office, and the value found by survey : the reversion of the lands being in the Queen during the minority of Henry Bedingfield, the Queen's ward. Terms offered by Mr. Henry Jernegan, who has the custody of the ward, for the lands, if Mrs. Bedingfield should die, they being necessary for the maintenance of Oxburro, the ward's chief house; and terms of payment of the fine.
Endorsed :—“1592. A remembrance to Sir Robert Cecil for Henry Jernegan, Esq.”
½ p.
Sir Francis Englefield.
1592. Statement with regard to the lands of Sir Francis Englefield, attainted of high treason, which are claimed by his nephew Francis; and answers of the nephew.
Endorsed : “1592,”
1 pp.
1592. Plan for taking away all abuses in starch-making.
2 pp.
The Papists Abroad.
1502. “A slanderous and defamatory libel, set out and published by the traitorous papists beyond seas, and entitled _A declaration of the true causes of great troubles presupposed to be intended against the realm of England. Wherein the indifferent reader shall manifestly perceive by whom and by what means the realm is brought into these pretended perils.' “
The preface to the reader is dated at Cologne, March 26, 1592. Manuscript copy.
32 pp.
1592. Brief of divers patents; (1) The patent for mineral and battery works to be wrought by the “calamint” stone; (2) The patent for pinmakers; (3) The patent for shipwrights.
1 p.
Sugar Refiners.
1592. Objections of divers of Her Majesty's subjects which exercise the art or mystery of refining of sugars, against such as are suitors for a grant of the sole privilege thereof.
1 p.
Patent for Starch.
1592. (1.) The grocers' cause concerning the buying and selling of starch. The demands of the patentee and his assigns for starch, of the grocers of London and others; and the griefs conceived by the grocers touching the hard execution of the Queen's patent for starch.
1 p.
(2.) Answer of the starch patentees to the complaint of the retailing grocers.
1 p.
The Earl of Essex to Sir H. Unton.
[1592.] That which I promised you to do was done the same day you went, and Mr. Vice-Chamberlain gave me his word to do his best, and the more for my sake. But I think your best friend unto him will be your 1,000l. I have told him that if he do impart unto me from time to time what is done, that I will my best to further his or your other friends' causes and to effect your desire. We shall shortly see the fruit of all their promises, or discover them that have made them to be but jugglers. I will be in this for you a watchful sentinel and in all things.
Holograph. ½ p.
—to the Earl of Essex.
[1592 ?] Desiring audience with him on important business.
Five signatures, undecipherable,
Spanish. 1 small page.
Captain Anthony Crompton to Sir Robert Cecil.
[1592 ?] To have the conducting of some proportion of the forces sent to Sir Francis Vere in the Low Countries.
Undated. ½ p.
Jersey and Guernsey.
[1592 or 1593.] Privy seal, reciting the Queen's promise to contribute 500l. to the fortification of Jersey Castle, and directing that sum to be paid to the Captain of the Island, to be by him defrayed weekly, if the inhabitants shall be answerable according to their promise to maintain also weekly workmen according to the proportion of the offer of 400l. Furthermore, 400l. is to be delivered to Sir Thomas Leighton, Captain of Guernsey, to be employed towards finishing the fortification of the castle began last year by the oversight of Paul Yve, to whom 10s. wages by the day shall be allowed while employed by Sir Thomas Leighton and Sir Antony Paulet.
Draft in Burghley's hand. 1½ pp.
[1592 or 1593.] Calculation showing the cost of fortification of 133 perches at 15l. the perch to be 1,695l., and of 36 perches at 7l. the perch to be 252l. Total, 1,947l.
1 p.
Christopher Carleill to the Queen.
[Before 1593 ?] Whereas you bestowed on me the gift of such forfeiture as might grow unto your Majesty by the murder committed upon one Rose in Dorsetshire, hoping through the fault of one Webbe, of Salisbury, who was thought would be found a principal, or at least an accessory, and thereby lose his goods, forthwith upon your Highness's grant, I repaired down to Salisbury where Webbe resideth for the most part, as also unto Dorsetshire where his chief living lieth, and where this fact was committed in his violent dispossessing one Thornborough, a preacher, from his parsonage. And albeit, I was accompanied with letters of commission unto the Justices there from the Lords of the Council, to rake down examination of the matter and therein to proceed according to the quality of such disorder, yet found I there such unreasonable delays, such open partiality, such packing and practising underhand, as little reason could be had amongst them. And now after my very chargeable travails, having obtained some aid from the Lords of the Council to rencounter these partial and indirect dealings of the country, in procuring by their letter a prisoner to be brought up to London, being charged to be a principal of the murder, that by a course more indifferent here at London than can be had in the country, he might receive his trial (a matter very usual in cases of like-distrust), it falleth out that the adverse party hath so prevailed even here also, that a motion hath been made amongst the Lords, and intention plainly expressed, to have the prisoner returned into the country again, where no good or direct proceeding can ever be hoped of, inasmuch as Webbe and his mother, being greatly moneyed and dealing very much in the trade of usury, have many or most of the better sort there beholden or indebted unto them. As I am utterly unable to entertain myself to live here, and so much less able to follow such chargeable suits, especially against a party so well furnished and so strongly supported, I am therefore driven to return to my former suit, which is a reversion of fifty years in 100 marks of your Majesty's Duchy land. If the frank employment of my life this long time, accompanied with entire expense of my poor patrimony and sundry very substantial helps of my good friends, already bestowed, may not move your Highness after 12 months' time of being a poor suitor to grant this, then as a man not knowing any other, and as consumed, fallen and desperate, must I beseech your leave to withdraw myself from the unsupportable shame which already beginneth to fall on me.
Signed. Undated. 1½ p.