Charles I - volume 179: Undated 1630

Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1629-31. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1860.

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Undated 1630

1. Petition of Sibell Aley, widow of the late Captain Peter Aley, to Sec. Dorchester. On her petition to the King, Vol. cli., No. 9, and the references consequent thereon, a book is now drawn up for his Majesty's signature. Prays him to get his Majesty's hand thereunto.
2. Petition of Captain Richard Bolle, late sergeant-major to Colonel Hakluyt, to the Council and Council of War. Petitioner was lately arrested at the suit of one Whiting, who supposes petitioner passed his word for the diet and lodging of Ann Bolle, his sister, which Whiting cannot prove. Remains in prison in St. Martin's le Grand without means. Prays his discharge until he shall have received his pay.
3. Letter of assistance to Alexander Erskine in the levying and embarking of 400 Scottishmen, voluntaries, remaining in London, for recruiting the English regiments serving under the King of France. [Unsigned and undated.]
4. Petition of Sir Wm. Erwyne, father of Sir Wm. Cunningham, who was slain in the Isle of Rhé, and of the remainder of Sir William's troop, with the widows and executors of those who lost husbands and kindred in that service, to the King. Capt. Mason and Mr. Ayers, his deputy, pretend that they have paid the arrears due to petitioners to the Earl of Newport, who denies the receipt. Capt. Mason above two years ago received their pay out of the Exchequer. Pray order for undelayed payment.
5. Petition of officers who served under Captain Francis Hammond, in the service of the King of Denmark, to the Council. Their captain being gone to seek his pay, they pray the Council's order to him to receive the petitioners' means with his own.
6. Petition of Captain Peter Hone, late lieutenant-colonel, Sergeant-major Taylor, and Captain John Powell, to the King. Having served his Majesty and his predecessors 37 years, and each of them received three shots by bullets, besides giving up their commands in the Low Countries to join the expeditions to Cadiz, Rhé, and Rochelle, they pray his Majesty to sign a blank for making an English viscount.
7. Petition of Captain Humes to the same. Had served in many foreign countries as captain, and also in the King of Sweden's wars. That King had now sent for him into Mickle Bury land [Mecklenburgh ?]. Prays leave for himself and 120 men. If it please the King to send letters to the King of Sweden, they shall be safely delivered.
8. Petition of Robert Joanes to the Council. At the time of the expedition to Rhé he was pressed out of Brill, co. Buckingham; served also at Rochelle, where he was wounded. Prays letters for a pension in that county.
9. Petition of Captains Jucks, Brunkard, Chamberlain, and Broughton to the Council of War. They had served in behalf of his Majesty in the late wars of the King of Denmark for 18 months. 1,200l. due to them. Can save his Majesty in his account with Denmark for this service above 12,000l. Pray that their case may be considered.
10. Petition of Robert Leigh, Quartermaster in the expedition to Rhé, to the King. Having lived 12 or 14 years in France, Italy, and Germany as a soldier, he came from Venice and was employed in the expedition to Rhé. Had ever since continued as an officer in his Majesty's service, but can receive no satisfaction by reason of the scarcity of money. Prays that the order of knighthood may be bestowed upon his nearest kinsman, Robert Leigh, whose ancestors have had that degree above 300 years, and his father was one of the first knights made by King James. He will take it for an ample satisfaction for all his services.
11. Petition of Thomas Lowther to the Council. On his Majesty's edict for crediting soldiers until their pay came in, petitioner trusted Richard Bond, son and administrator of Capt. Richard Bond, slain at Rhé, 149l.; and Henry Honiwood, brother and administrator of Lieut. Anthony Honiwood, also slain there, 40l. There remains due to Capt. Bond 39l., and to Lieut. Honiwood 40l., which sums the administrators have assigned to him. Is in great misery in consequence of nonpayment of those debts. Prays order that he may be paid the 39l. and 40l. Underwritten, "nihil."
12. Petition of Capt. John Manley to the Council. Brought from his fortunes in the Low Countries, and served the King four years and a half. Attended nine months to receive his entertainment, but obtained only 64l. out of 180l. Prays recommendation to the Prince of Orange, and an allowance to defray his charges thither.
13. Petition of Francis Mosse, the younger, one of the clerks of the train of artillery in Rhé, to Lord Treasurer Weston. There is due to him for his service in Rhé, 27l 8s. On the return of the fleet was at great charges in discovering arms taken up by seamen at the landing and retreat of our men. Prays for a gratuity.
14. Petition of Edward Owldakar to the Council. Was impressed six times forth of his native country, and served in the wars of Queen Elizabeth in Ireland, and of King James under Count Mansfeldt. Being aged and maimed, he prays letters to the Justices of co. Hereford for a pension.
15. Petition of George Purefoy, Lieutenant to Captain John Talbot in the wars of the King of Denmark, under General Sir Charles Morgan, to the Council. Through ill health, with his General's consent, petitioner did depart his employment in the wars, and is consequently denied his entertainment by the Paymaster. Prays order for his receipt thereof.
16. Petition of William Radcliffe to the Council. By accounts of Burlamachi and Calandrini, there is due 131l. 18s. 3d. to Sir John Radcliffe, for service in the Low Countries, which amount is challenged as due to Mr. Skipwith, Lieutenant to Sir John, who has also received 26l. on Sir John's account. Prays that these sums may be paid over to petitioner, as administrator.
17. Petition of Josias Tymcock to the Council of War. Was corporal to Capt. Francisco Valerio in the regiment of Colonel Leveston, at 3 rix-dollars a month, amounting to 12l. Prays reference to Mr. Burlamachi to stay the captain's moneys until he come out of Holland, or petitioner prove the amount due to him by the muster books.
18. Petition of Hugh Wakelyn to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the rest of the Council. Was pressed out of the city for the King's service under Colonel Morgan. Lost one of his arms at the winning of the Buss. Prays letter to his colonel to procure him some compensation.
19. Another similar petition of the same to the same.
20. Petition of William Weare, Ensign to Captain Thomas Broughton, to the Council. Had served 20 years, and been "shot "blind and deaf." Prays directions to the Justices of co. Hereford to grant him a pension.
21. Sir Francis Willoughby to Capt. John Mason. Explains the state of his account for pay, and various extra allowances. Among the latter was a sum of 533l. 6s. 8d, of which he had received only 200l., and assigned 260l. of the remainder to Burlamachi in lieu of Sir Francis's daughter's portion. He was also to receive, with Sir James Scott, 30s. per day for his service in the army's business. The Lord Treasurer said, if he would be content with 300l., he should presently be dispatched. He agreed to take the same. With old arrears, it made up 533l., of which he had received only 200l. He had expended 300l. in his services, so that the 533l. was dearly earned with loss of his blood, his son's life, and his fortunes in the Low Countries.
22. Statement of the sum due to Sir Francis Willoughby for pay in his various employments, with the amounts paid to him on account, from which the writer concludes that he has been overpaid. Suggests an application for information to Mr. William Lake, or to Sir Francis, in Ireland.
23. Another statement of Sir Francis Willoughby's account, founded on further information.
24. Certificate of Captain Richard Woodward to the Council. Sets forth long services. Has received his pay, but beseeches them to procure him the King's gratuity.
25. Orders advised on by the Council of War, for the general uniformity of all sorts of arms, both for horse and foot, and for perfecting musters, and the exercise of horse, according to the discipline used at this day.
26. Description of various new engines of war. Fr.
27. Words of command in use at drill and practice of both pike and musket.
28. Epitome of military rules by William Douglas. Lat.
29. Petition of John All, baker, to the Lords of the Admiralty. Edward Rider had preferred a bill against petitioner in the Star Chamber, for making insufficient bread for the navy, but the Officers of the Navy certified on his behalf, and sent to the Attorney General for stay of prosecution. Prays that he may be dismissed out of the said Court.
30. Petition of Robert Jones and others, late passengers in the Yellow Hound, taken by the Dunkirkers, to Sec. Coke. Pray him to certify what return has been made to the representations sent by him into Flanders, about their relief. Their goods were taken in the Yellow Hound, and they are most poor and miserable.
31. Case of the appellant in the cause of Lopez against Daniel le Clerke, for recovery of the Nostra Seniora de Rosario, and the goods therein.
32. Petition of Daniel le Clerke and Company, subjects of the United Provinces, to the Court of Delegates. Under a commission from the Prince of Orange, took the Portuguese ship, the Nostra Seniora de Rosario, and had a decree for its condemnation in the Court of Admiralty. Delivery had been stayed by a letter from his Majesty; but that having been withdrawn and an appeal lodged, petitioners pray that the ship may be delivered to them on security to answer the amount.
33. Application for discharge of a prize ship, the Lewis, of Olona, and that the same be delivered to Capt. Petitfils, for his Majesty's service. Fr. Underwritten,
33. i. Minute by Nicholas of an order to be issued to the Captain of Cowes Castle to deliver the same ship accordingly.
34. Petition of John Mason, late Captain of the Little Sapphire, fireship, to the Council of War. Relates the service done by his fireship, in the attack on the French ships at Rochelle. Prays reward.
35. Petition of the same to the same. Prays order to John Carsby, master of the Speedwell, to deliver to him a cable and anchor, given him by the Earl of Lindsey, in reward of the services mentioned in the preceding petition.
36. Warrant for payment of 500l. by way of advance, to Sir Henry Mervyn, Admiral of the Narrow Seas, to be defalked off his demand of 8,110l., alleged to be due to him, but the accounts whereof are not yet cast up. [Draft.]
37. Petition of Henry Dunning, captain of the Minniken, ketch, to the Lords of the Admiralty. Received captain's wages until the Minniken was ordered to attend the Constant Reformation as her pinnace, whereupon the Paymaster denies petitioner his former pay. Prays an order for continuance of his captain's wages.
38. Petition of George Rookes and Robert Woodroffe, merchants, to Sec. Dorchester. Signified to the Council his Majesty's pleasure to lend the Esperance to petitioners and Francis Blizard. Blizard being dead, the Officers of the Navy deny the delivery to the survivors without a new warrant. Pray him to give order for passing the same.
39. Petition of ship carpenters employed in his Majesty's works at Woolwich to the King. The King's works for building of ships expiring, they are all discharged, for the most part in the dead of winter. Pray the King to commiserate their distress, and give order that they may have employment in the navy.
40. Estimate for revictualling the Fifth and Ninth Whelps for service on the coast of Ireland for six months.
41. Interrogatories to be administered to witnesses to be examined on his Majesty's behalf, in an investigation into the accounts of the Treasurer and Paymaster of the Navy.
42. General account of the sale of various prize ships and goods.
43. Names of the captains of the six ships which were taken by the Turks of Algiers.
44. A shipwright's book of repairs to be executed in some ship not named.
45. Petition of Thomas Clarke, employed for victualling ships at Plymouth in the last two voyages to Rochelle, to the Council. There is 2,200l. remaining unsatisfied of 6,200l. expended by him in the service before mentioned. Prays that until Sir Allen Apsley's accompts be passed, he may be secured from such arrests as the creditors threaten to bring upon him.
46. Petition of the same to the same. Had been arrested by two of the creditors alluded to in the preceding article, and is daily molested with further suits. Prays that he may be free from prosecution until satisfaction may be made to him.
47. Statement of the sums received by Matthew Bankes, John Fletcher, Lewis Tayte, and John Brown, the four undertakers for supply of materials to the Ordnance Office, from 1625 to 1629, with observations thereon.
48. Request of Anthony Ferebie for a warrant to search for all brass ordnance not upon record in the Ordnance Office, and to seize the same for his Majesty's use. [It appears from Sec. Coke's indorsement that order was given to Mr. Attorney to prepare a commission accordingly.]
49. Memorandum of an offer made by Henry Porter, of London, merchant, to pay 500l. for licence to transport 100 pieces of iron ordnance to Amsterdam or Middleburgh, such licence to be granted either by the King or by Philip Burlamachi and Philip Jacobson, the present patentees for such transport.
50. Note of the grounds that induced the Council to grant the licence for transportation of iron ordnance out of England into Holland. The principal design was the payment of 35,980l. 5s. 10d. all owing by the late and present King to various foreign princes and persons, except a sum of 3,615l. 13s. 4d., part thereof, owing to Sir Thomas Button. The King was to receive 11l. per ton.
51. Petition of four of the principal Officers of the Ordnance (the surveyor, clerk of the ordnance, keeper of the stores, and clerk of the deliveries) to the King. For his Majesty's better information touching the government of the ordnance, they present to him the declaration annexed. Pray him to consider the same. They are most willing to receive any alterations which his Majesty should find necessary. Annexed,
51. i. Treatise entitled "The ancient institution and form of "government of your Majesty's Office of the Ordnance." Certain rules which the now Lieutenant has devised have not been admitted by the writers because not deemed necessary.
52. Copy of the treatise annexed to the preceding petition.
53. [Sir John Heydon to the King]. Sets forth his services from 1618 to the present time; his recal from the Low Countries by the King, "in compassion of his irreparable loss" [the death of his brother Sir William Heydon, in the Isle of Rhé]; his endeavour to render a faithful account of his charge at the Ordnance; opposition he had met with and expectation from the Commission of Inquiry. The Commissioners being daily employed in the King's other more serious affairs, the writer prays that assistants may be deputed to report to them the true state of the office. [Draft incomplete.]
54. Another incomplete draft of the preceding, with a variety of alterations, both in pencil and ink.
55. Another similar draft.
56. Copy of the incomplete draft of another letter or petition from Sir John Heydon to the King, for which see Vol. clxxii., No. 23.
57. Abstract of certain services partly performed, partly prepared, by the industry and mediation of Sir John Heydon, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, in discharge of his duty. [Draft.]
58. Another draft of the preceding in a previous state of preparation.
59. Brief of the irregularities of the Office of the Ordnance, drawn by direction from the Lord Treasurer, as a memorial for the view of the Lords Commissioners for reforming that office. [By Sir John Heydon? Draft.]
60. Abstract of a Commission for inquiring into the state of the Offices of Ordnance and Armour.
61. Interrogatories for examination of witnesses touching misconduct attributed to Robert Thur[l]by, late a workman in the Armoury at the Tower.
62. Similar interrogatories for examination of John Medley on a charge of receiving armours to be translated and made good, and not returning them; with notes by Sec. Coke on armours said to have been omitted in the charge of Sir Thomas Monson.
63. Proposition of the Company of Armourers of London for accommodation of the disputes respecting a patent for a repair of the general arms of the kingdom, with a copy of a memorandum of the Attorney General underwritten, being a copy of Vol. clxix., No. 41. i.
64. Paper indorsed by Sec. Coke as "Clarck's proposition," for preservation and repair of the Royal Armouries in the Tower and at Greenwich.
65. Report on the Office of the Armouries, in the handwriting of Sec. Coke. It details the history of the office, the nature of its present establishment, with its defects, and suggests various reforms.
66. Copy of the preceding.
67. Draft of a portion of the above-mentioned report, in the handwriting of Sec. Coke.
68. Another similar draft.
69. Another similar draft. These are all in the handwriting of Sec. Coke, and exhibit the successive changes made by him in framing his elaborate report.