Charles I - volume 124: Undated 1628

Pages 419-430

Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1628-29. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1859.

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Undated 1628

1. The King to the Judges of the Court of —. For them all to be present at the hearing of a cause between the King's servant, Sir George Perkins, and Richard Greaves, respecting certain lands in co. Derby, and to call into court and examine vivâ voce John Milward and Henry Bridges, witnesses to a deed which is in question. [Copy.]
2. Draft of the preceding.
Another draft of a letter intended to be written in lieu of the above. [Written on the same sheet of paper as the preceding.]
3. The King to the Dean and Chapter of—Cathedral. Robert Creighton, one of the Canon Residentiaries of that church, being about to be employed in the royal service, his residence was thereby dispensed with. [It appears from a part of the paper which is struck through, that the employment alluded to luas the tutorship of a brother of James Duke of Lennox.] [Draft.]
4. The King to Sir Robert Naunton, Master, and to the rest of the Council of the Court of Wards. Mary Lady Teynham, Henry Earl of Worcester, and William Lord Petre, who had applied for the wardship of Christopher Lord Teynham, being recusants were incapable; no other of his allies having applied, his Majesty conferred the wardship on Sec. Conway, he paying the usual fine and rent for the same. [Draft.]
5. The King to —. John Grey having received from the late King James a grant of the Long Mountain alias Taven Digoth, cos. Salop and Montgomery, the same had ever since been detained from him and his heirs, by such as had no claim thereto. Directs the persons intended to be addressed to make a fair accommodation between the heirs of John Grey and the pretenders to the use of common in the premises. [Signed, but not directed.]
6. Warrant to deliver two brace of bucks for the Tellers of the Exchequer. [Draft.] Annexed,
6. i. Note of the names of the four Tellers, and how the bucks were distributed to them in the last year, 1627.
7. The King to [the Council ?]. Having been moved by the late Extraordinary Ambassador from Venice for discharging certain priests out of prison, but being informed that the grace shown in that way in no way disburthened the kingdom of these men, his Majesty desires that the Council should consider by what means the King's purpose not to touch the lives of any of them without further cause than yet appears may be continued, and yet the kingdom as far as possible be eased of that kind of people, whether by banishment, or adoption of any other course of restraint in other prisons less open to the resort of people.
8. Sec. Conway to the same. Letter to the same effect as the preceding, but purporting to be written, not by the King, but by the Secretary under the King's direction. [Fair copy, unsigned.]
Proclamation of the effect of certain branches of the Statute made in anno 33, Henrici VIII., touching the maintenance of artillery, and the punishment of such as use unlawful games. [Coll. Procs., Car., I., No. 98 A.]
9. Letters Patent whereby the King releases to John Evelyn the younger, of Godstone, co. Surrey, 2000l., paid to him by way of imprest under an indenture dated July 1, 22nd James I., 1624, and made between the late Duke of Buckingham, then Lord High Admiral, George Lord Carew, then Master of the Ordnance, and Sir Richard Weston, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the King's behalf, and the said John Evelyn, being a contract for the supply of gunpowder for the King's stores. [Copy.]
10. Suggestion of fourteen several Acts to be sent by the King to the Lower House, to be drawn against the next Session.
11. Note of various suggested inquiries, indorsed "The King's Paper of Inquiries touching divers Abuses of Pressing Men, &c." They principally relate to the conduct of high constables in pressing and releasing whom they would, and the misconduct of saltpetre men.
12. James Martin, a clergyman, to the King. Gives information of a knight of great estate who had accused the late King and the Duke of having falsely dealt with him respecting a promise of the Comptrollership of the Household; and of a Doctor of Divinity, chaplain to a bishop, who had declared that the Duke's death was undoubtedly God's work.
13. [Sec. Conway] to the same. Statement, termed a Remonstrance, of the inconveniences of passing away from the King the lands in the Isle of Wight which were in mortgage to the city; the trees would be immediately cut down, and the strength of the island, and its capability of defence, be thereby much impaired. [Copy.]
14. Draft of the preceding.
15. Dr. Roger Mainwaring to the same. The Church of St. Giles has not one foot of land, nor tithes more than 6l. yearly; nevertheless he is selected out of all, and an information filed against him in the Star Chamber. Sure he is that he is the unfittest to be tossed and torn in that high court, that in a higher has been so lately bruised only for his devotion to the King. If not redeemed by the King from this great trouble he can but perish.
16. Minute of petition of Doctor Theodore Diodati, for a grant of the office of Physician of the Tower, for which he has the consent of the Governor, and "Mons. de Mayerne" will satisfy his Majesty of the petitioner's personal fitness. Fr.
17. Petition of Thomas Trussell to the King. In the seventeenth year of the late King he granted a patent to Sir John Key, then Surveyor of the Ordnance, and others, for reformation of abuses in wine casks. That patent was afterwards stayed by proclamation. Petitioner prays that the patent may be referred for examination to some of the Lords of the Council. Underwritten is an unsigned reference, probably merely suggested, to the Earls of Arundel and Holland, calling to them some of the Judges.
18. Petition of Joseph Harrison and Henry Goodwyn to the same. The late King granted to Richard Hooper and William Randes a pension of 30l. per annum in consideration that they undertook to clear the Narrow Seas from the Isle of Wight to Yarmouth of all slipt anchors and cables. The grantees being both deceased, petitioners pray for a similar grant to themselves.
19. Petition of the Company of the West India Merchants in the United Provinces to the same. In September 1627 the King gave the petitioners free ingress and egress to and from all his Majesty's ports and havens. The Golden Wolf, of Medenblick, a ship of the petitioner's, was lately set upon by certain ships of Henley, Phillips, and Polehill, and taken into Plymouth. Prays for its release.
20. Petition of William Belou to the King. The King gave petitioner a warrant for payment of his arrearages, on which he obtained an assignment to be paid out of the sale of woods, but there were so many assignments that petitioner could not obtain anything. The Lord Treasurer that now is commanded the petitioner to surrender his assignment, and he would give a new order; yet he cannot obtain payment nor order. Having fallen into sickness and want, prays for an effectual order for payment of 200l. on account to Charles Boussine, to whom petitioner is indebted.
21. Petition of Henry, Dorothy, and Katherine Erskine, the orphan children of the late Earl of Buchan, to the same. Their father on his death-bed being demanded concerning the livelihood of petitioners, replied that he had nothing to leave them save moneys due to him from the King for the Shrievalty of Bamff, which he besought the King to bestow on them. Had not their grandmother, Lady Knyvett, relieved them they must have perished for want, but her estate is small, and her own charge of children and debts great. Pray for relief.
22. Petition of Endymion Porter to the same. Prays for a lease of Marsly Park, parcel of the lordship of Bromfield and Yale, co. Denbigh, and Raby Park, with the spring there, parcel of the lordship of Raby, in Durham, for 30 years after the expiration of estates in being.
23. Petition of Michael Prescott to the same. On Wednesday last, before dinner, in the Queen's presence chamber, petitioner presented the King with a book setting forth abuses in the customs on the river. Prays the King to give speedy consideration thereof. The convoy for Dutch traders is come into the river, and if the King will give warrant, petitioner will fetch out of that ship 10,000l. or 20,000l. worth of goods not entered at the Custom House.
24. Minute of petition to the King from Sir Thomas Longfield [Longueville ?], Sir Thomas Cony, and Capt. Gunter, that they may have the training of the horse in various counties, with such allowances as had been granted to Sir Richard Grenefield [Grenville] and Mons. Demin.
25. Reference by the King to the Lords Keeper and Privy Seal, and to the Master of the Rolls, of a petition addressed to his Majesty. [Copy unsigned.]
26. Minutes of businesses to be submitted to the King. They comprise, applications from Lord Mohun for purchase of a manor of the King's; from William Cradock, chaplain to the late Duke of Buckingham, for dispensation to hold Stonegrave with Nuneaton; from the Earl of Ormond, for confirmation of an award of the late King respecting the co. Tipperary; from Sir Andrew Gray, as Governor of Berwick, to have his fee extended to 666l. 13s. 4d.; with others from Mr. Hen and Bickerstaff, Mr. Sydenham, William Daynes and Roger Daynes, and Sir Giles Mompesson.
27. Information by Robert Rous and Thomas Hippisley, that William Brookings said the King had cousened the country.
28. Note, by Viscount Conway, of speeches by Hopkins, Bacon, and a third person dwelling in the parish of St Sepulchre. Hopkins said in their presence that the King would not live long.
29. Queen Henrietta Maria to Sir John Finch, her Attorney General, and to the Clerk of her Signet for the time attending. To draw up a grant of the custody of Hyde Park to Sir John Smith and John Cope, after the decease of Henry Earl of Holland, for the lives of the Earl's sons, Robert Lord Kensington and Charles Rich. [Draft.]
30. Minute of a warrant to be prepared for the King's signature, to authorize the Earl of Suffolk, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, to send back all persons coming from any foreign port who shall refuse the Oath of Allegiance; and also to exchange Dunkirk prisoners for English, according to the effect of a within written Order of Council of May 16, 1627.
31. Reasons in favour of an Act of Parliament for re-estating certain lands in co. Somerset, late of William Morgan, of Penrose, co. Monmouth, and discharging the same of certain trusts.
32. Minute of request of the Duke of Buckingham to [Sir Robert Naunton, Master of the Wards], that the wardship of Nicholas Gildredge should be granted to the ward's grandmother.
33. Petition of the Students of Christ Church College, Oxford, to Lord Keeper Coventry, Lord President [Manchester ?], the Duke of Buckingham, William Earl of Pembroke, Lord Steward, Bishop Laud, and Lord Chief Justice Hyde. The King having referred to the persons addressed the consideration of certain grievances now in controversy between the petitioners and the Dean and Canons of the College, the petitioners pray that some indifferent persons may be named to inspect the books which concern the revenue of the College, so that the referees may be truly informed of the state thereof.
34. Petition of Robert Bruce to the Council. The Mayor and Aldermen of Canterbury, with reference to annexed petition, allege that the petitioner was pressed for the country and not for the city, and therefore refuse him relief. Prays that he may be placed in some hospital, or may have letters to the co. of Kent to relieve him. Annexed,
34. i. Petition of Robert Bruce to the King. Being on his return from the wars, he was pressed in Canterbury to go with Count Mansfeldt. Was afterwards in the King's service in Denmark, in which he lost the use of his limbs, and received many wounds. Prays for a place in some hospital, or an allowance from Canterbury, where he was pressed. [Underwritten is a reference to the Mayor and Aldermen of Canterbury to relieve the petitioner, so that his Majesty be no further troubled therein.]
35. Petition of the same to the Council. The Quarter Sessions for Kent had given him only a suit of clothes and 10s. Prays for a place in some hospital, or competent relief from the Quarter Sessions at Canterbury.
36. Petition of John Milton, gent., to the Earl of Arundel, Lord High Marshal, and other the Lords of the Council. Petitioner having been committed by the Council to the charge of Robert Smith, one of the messengers in ordinary, was, whilst in his custody, arrested by Thomas Moss, on behalf of Anthony Gifford. The Council thereupon ordered the apprehension of Gifford, but he being privately advertised by Moss, has ever since lurked in co. Devon, giving order to Mr. Dennyson to prosecute the petitioner in his absence, whereupon, by the practice of Moss, a judgment has been obtained, and petitioner been arrested into the Compter, besides which, actions have been laid upon him to the value of 200l., the matter in difference being only a due claim of but 5s., and that upon a supposed breach of covenant about the business depending before his Lordship and the rest of the Commissioners, and petitioner also by the whole Parliament made incapable of performing the said covenant. Petitioner having been detained thirteen weeks, having propounded businesses of great emolument to his Majesty's coffers and the weal public under his charge, and having offered his adversary reasonable composition, prays order for his release.
37. Petition of William Levett to the same. The late King granted to certain patentees, for the use of the Countess of Sussex, a certain toll in Doncaster, the interest whereof for a great consideration came by assignment to petitioner, and a new grant thereof made to him. One Francis Harwood complained of the same in this last sessions of Parliament, whereupon the House ordered a petition to be drawn up to the King for cancelling the same. The toll having been quietly enjoyed for divers years, and petitioner having laid out the greatest part of his estate in purchasing the same, he prays that the patent may be restored to him until its validity be determined in a legal proceeding.
38. Petition of Archibald Nicoll and others, merchants of the north parts of this realm, to the Council. When they made seizure on the Scottish ship at Dover, petitioner Nicoll repaired to Sir Jasper Fowler, then scarcher for his Majesty at Dover, to get proof of the goods to be lawful prize, and gave Sir Jasper a bond for 60l., for which he has made petitioner spend a great deal of money in the Exchequer. It having pleased the Council to take those goods from them to the King's use, with a slight exception, they pray that Sir Jasper Fowler may be called before the Board, he having been the King's officer, and what pains he took having been for the King, and not for the petitioners.
39. Petition of Sir Thomas Gerrard to the King. States the origin and increase of his great pecuniary difficulties, and prays the renewal of his protection for one year more. He alleges that his estate had been ruined by his father's expenses, he having been a pensioner to Queen Elizabeth for 20 years, and a gentleman of the Privy Chamber to the late King for 18 years, without fee.
40. Petition of the same to the Council. Shorter statement of the same circumstances, with prayer that they would by their consent second his Majesty's clemency for renewing his protection.
41. Petition of John Dike, Thomas Ferrars, Timothy Wade, and others, merchants, to the same. Capt. Neason, about a year ago, took from a Salleeman a ship and goods of the value of 20,000l., which the Salleeman took prize from a Portugal man that came from Brazil, for which ship and goods suit is now made by Capt. Harrison, the King's agent for Barbary. Petitioners have goods in Sallee worth 18,000l., and ever since the peace have had kind usage, and found the place very convenient for trade, having sold there this year goods worth 50,000l. They fear that if the Salleeman have not justice, they will take example by Algiers, where goods of petitioners and others to the value of 8,500l. were lately taken from them for wrongs done by Capt. Driver, of Bristol, and others. Pray for a speedy despatch of this business.
42. Petition of John Blachford to the Council. Prays that he may have his third part of a prize ship taken by Capt. Hinckley in a vessel belonging to petitioner and John Gardner, and lately sequestered by Order of Council into the hands of Sir John Drake.
43. Petition of Henry Russel to the same. Prays, with reference to the same case as the preceding petition, that the sequestration of the goods in the prize ship above alluded to may be discharged.
44. Petition of Samuel Langham, merchant, to the same, for licence to transport 1,000 quarters of corn to the Low Countries.
45. Petition of John Southwood to the same, for licence to transport 200 last of corn into Holland.
46. Petition of John Tailer, John Locke, and Edward Ballehash, Merchants Adventurers, to the same. For permission to export 700 foders of lead cast or to be cast at Mendip, co. Somerset, to states in amity with his Majesty.
47. Petition of masters of ships trading to Newcastle for coals to the Council. Have been at great charges in detaining their vessels in the river until they were a competent number to go together. Their ships so congregated are now stayed in the river. Pray for some special order for their relief.
48. Petition of Thomas Locke, Keeper of the Council Chest and Records, to the same. In October last petitioned for money due to him for providing stationery for the Council table and the Clerks of the Council after the usual rate of 40l. per annum, and for an increase of that allowance. The Council referred it to Mr. Chancellor of the Duchy to speak to Sir William Uvedale, Treasurer of the Chamber, thereon. Sir William answered that he had no money in his office but such as is allotted for other payments. Prays that course may be taken for petitioner's present satisfaction. He has served "in this chamber" above 20 years.
49. Petition of Richard Archdale, Henry Lee, Martin Bradgate, Edward Browne, George Rouckes, and Benjamin Wright, merchants, to the same. Having procured part of their estates detained in France to be transported to Holland in wines, turpentine, rosin, and other commodities, they pray permission to land the same in this kingdom.
50. The Council to the Officers of the Navy. To give warrant to the Victualler of the Navy to allow George Burrowes, purser of the Recovery, of Ipswich, for goods wasted in his absence, attending to other of his Majesty's service. [Torn; apparently cancelled; probably because it should have been written to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.]
51. Certificate that the sums mentioned in the conveyances of the manor of Risborough Principis and the town of Cannoll to Edward Ditchfield and others, to the use of the City of London, were parts of two aggregate sums of 229,897l. 2s. and 120,000l., already paid into the Exchequer.
52. Petition of Richard Ballard to Sec. Conway. Served upwards of 30 years in the Low Countries, under Lord Conway's command, as a gentleman of his company, and being disabled by hurts, came over into his native country to procure relief and maintenance in his "dewexed" age; not having succeeded, he prays the Secretary so much to commiserate his old soldier's distressed estate as to grace him with a packet into the Low Countries.
53. Minute of a letter by Lord Conway, in his own handwriting. It does not appear to whom it was addressed. It relates to plans for the restoration of the writer's ancient friends, the King and Queen of Bohemia, and certain requests of the person addressed which his Majesty had granted, and which would be communicated by Sec. Conway to an Ambassador. [Imperfect.]
54. Notes, by Lord Conway, of an information of George Bell respecting a crew of young gentlemen who had formed themselves into a society, distinguished by a badge. Many of them were recusants, and they were buying up armour, old and new.
55. Copy of the preceding.
56. Memorandum to move his Majesty from the Lord Steward for a letter to Dr. Love, and the other electors of St. Mary's College, Winchester, to choose, as a scholar, on the first vacancy, Edward Molesworth, one of the many children of Capt. William Molesworth.
57. Minutes, by a Secretary of Lord Conway's, of a letter to the Warden of St. Mary's College, Winchester, in accordance with the preceding memorandum; also for a Privy Seal for payment into the Treasury Chamber of overplus monies in the Court of Wards; and for two Commissions for the business of the Venetian Ambassador and the Earl of Arundel.
58. Minute of request of Sir William Brouncker for a letter from the King to the Prince of Orange and the States, that Sir William may not be prejudiced in his entertainment by his stay in this country, which the King knows was enforced.
59. Walter Montagu to Dudley Viscount Dorchester. To procure a letter from the King to the Bishop of Ely for his confirmation of a promise made to the Duke for conferring the rectory of Feltwell, co. Norfolk, on Mr. [Richard] Damport, President of Sidney College, Cambridge, and Chaplain to the King.
60. Certificate of the Mayor and others of Westbury to Lord President Marlborough, in behalf of James Aldridge, a poor man, 70 years of age, who had done good service in the wars.
61. Petition of Edward Nicholas and Henry Cusse to Lord Keeper Coventry. Pray for a remedy against Hugh Audley, who, having agreed to purchase the lands of William Hunton, had since obtained possession thereof under an extent granted to Sir Edward Baynton, and now refused to complete his agreement.
62. Pass of Sir John Hippisley for 14 Dutch hoys, long stayed in Dover harbour, but ordered by the Council to be released. [Copy.]
63. Thomas Newton to Katherine Viscountess Conway. Being again, by the malice of his old enemies, fallen into troubles, and imprisoned in Newgate, where he has continued eight weeks in contempt of Lord Conway's warrant, prays her to put her Lord in mind of him, and otherwise to give him her assistance.
64. Statement by [Matthew de Quester?] of the days for the departure of the ordinary posts with the several foreign mails.
65. List of the Post-stages throughout England, with the rates of payment to the same per diem. Up to September 15, 1625, the total payment on this account had been 3,404l. 3s. 4d.; on that day certain new stages were laid, which added 720l. 17s. 0½d. to the yearly expense. The question raised in this paper is, whether the old fixed payments per diem should not be abrogated, and the posts be allowed to charge 2½d. per mile for all packets.
66. Two short poems, in the handwriting of Nicholas. One commencing, "Had she a glass and fear'd the fire;" the other, "My dead and buried love is risen again."
67. Lines commencing "If love's true fire be kindled in thy breast." [Draft.]
68. Propositions, attributed in the indorsement to Mons. Briot, made to the King concerning what is necessary and profitable to be done for the good of his Majesty and of his subjects, about the ordering of his coins. The writer proposes to coin 66 pieces of silver out of the pound weight, which was an augmentation of four pieces in the pound; also to coin small silver money down to silver pence, and brass or copper money down to half a farthing.
69. Minute of petition of Mr. Andrewes for a new grant of a moiety of the tenement of Rosedale, co. York, in order to rectify a mistake of Francis Swale instead of John Swale in his present grant.
70. Statement by Attorney General Heath of the circumstances under which the King had conveyed to the City of London lands of the yearly value of 12,496l. 6s. 6d., in discharge of a debt of 349,897l. 2s. for money lent to the late and present King, and of the unexpressed trust or agreement entered into by those who dealt for the City, under which the King was to receive back again any surplus lands after the City had sold enough to pay their debt.
71. Note of the yearly income formerly derived by the King, and at present by the Queen, from the manor of Holdenby, co. Northampton, purchased by King James, and by him demised to the Lord Treasurer Suffolk.
72. Report of Robert Tanfield on the King's title to the manor of Moulton, co. Northampton, and the course to be taken in order to convey the fee simple of the same to the City patentees.
73. Note of profits arising from various manors in cos. Leicester, Buckingham, Essex, and Northampton.
74. Warrant of Sir Henry Vane, Cofferer to the King and Steward of his Majesty's manors of Raby and Brancepeth, co. Durham, for appointing Thomas Tempest, of Lincoln's Inn, Deputy Steward of those manors.
75. Request that a letter be written to the Commissioners in a Melius Inquirendum, after the death of Matthew Thimelbie, into co. Lincoln, that they will have special care to see the same duly executed. [Probably the letter of Sec. Conway to Lord Sherrard and others, Vol. xc., No. 79, was written in pursuance of this request, although the name of the deceased is there stated to be Thimblethorp.]
76. Reasons stated by the Officers of the Bishop of London against the Officers of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and in defence of the right of the former to have the proving of the wills of parties that died at sea or in foreign parts, that were inhabitants of the diocese of London, and had no goods in any other diocese.
77. Proposal of Festus Hommius, entitled "Hypotyposis, seu delineatio novæ editionis Bibliorum Regiorum, cum apparatu." This contemplated new edition of the Bible was designed to be published in 10 volumes, folio, and was to be termed "Biblia Regia Britannica, or Biblia Regia Carolina, cum novo atque utilissimo apparatu." Besides the original Hebrew, Greek, and Latin texts, it was to contain a great variety of supplementary matter. The proposal is indorsed by Lord Dorchester, "For my Lord Bishop of London;" and by Bishop Laud, "The Project of Festus Hommius."
78. Copy of the same.
79. Articles objected by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners against Edward Lake, Clerk, probably incumbent of some parish in co. Berks. Copy folded as a letter, and directed to Francis Windebank, at the Signet Office. The offences charged are, drunkenness, omission to read divine service, and indecent conduct in the Church.
80. Opinions of Drs. Thomas Rives, Arthur Duck, and Thomas Eden, on a case in ecclesiastical law, as to the consequences of an unavoidable failure by the wardens of a parish chapel, in payment on the day of an annual composition due to a mother church. [Copy.]
81. Names of the Separatists in Great Yarmouth, stated in an indorsement by Bishop Laud to have been "delivered in by Bishop Harsnet." Sixty-one names are given, and it is stated not only that there were many others, but that they daily increased, and that they came ten miles out of the country to the conventicles in that town.
82. Particular of leases and patents granted and confirmed during the time that Bishop Neile held the see of Durham.
83. Statement of the title of Francis Earl of Rutland to the impropriate rectory of Dixley [Dishley], co. Leicester.
84. State of the Church and Hospital of Saint John the Baptist in Bedford, with petition of the corporation of that town that there may be no further proceedings against them in respect thereof, except only by course of law.
85. Certificate, by Humphry Cross, one of the messengers of the chamber, of priests and jesuits taken by him since March 12, 1628.
86. Extracts from Statutes of a monastic body established in connexion with the Roman Catholic mission into England. Latin. [Imperfect.]
87. Portion of a paper of advice to the members of some monastic body how to conduct themselves, so as to procure gifts and legacies for their houses; how to make known the severity of their discipline; and how to treat members who are ejected and those who take ejected members into their favour. [Translation from the Latin ? Imperfect.]
88. Points to be considered by occasion of Books written in the controversy between the Bishop of Chalcedon and the English Catholics; to inquire of Mr. Colleton whether he wrote the Latin letter to Petrus Aurelius, printed at the end of the book called "Petri Aurelii Theologi Anæreticus, &c.;" whether these books should not be burnt by the hands of justice, and Mr. Colleton be informed how quick a sense the King has of these presumptions to usurp jurisdictions and create offices.
89. Remonstrance of certain Catholics of Scotland to the King on the persecution to which they are exposed. They pray the King's order to the Council of Scotland and the Archbishop of St. Andrews that the Catholics should be absolved from excommunication, by virtue of which they are deprived of all civil rights.
90. Question submitted to the twelve Judges and their opinion thereon as to the liability of the lands of the Dean and Chapter of Durham to contribute to the common charges of the country. The Judges certified that they knew no difference in that respect between the possessions of the clergy and those of the laity. [Copy.]
91. Statement of Case in the Exchequer between the King and Sir Robert Binloss, respecting the liability of tithes purchased by the defendant from feoffees to the use of Ury Babington, to the payment of a debt due from Ury Babington to the Crown. With notes, in the handwriting of Attorney General Heath, of the argument thereon of Sergeant Henden.
92. Copies of ancient documents stated in the indorsement to concern "Mr. Bayly's parsonage of Holdgate, co. Salop." They consist of copies of a charter of "Holgat de Reisolent," for endowment of a paschal candle for the church of the castle; a statement of rents or charges payable to that church from various persons and places; and an account of the application of the three parts or prebends into which the revenue of the collegiate church of Holgate is divisible.