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Charles I - volume 194: June 15-23, 1631

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1631-3. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1862.

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June 15-23, 1631

June 15. Proclamation for preventing deceipt used in the importation of madder. It is notified that George Bedford has been appointed the King's officer for inspecting and marking all madder on its importation; and all persons are forbidden to buy, sell, keep, or carry any madder not sealed with Bedford's seal. [Coll. Procs., Car. I., No. 143.]
June 15. 1. List of the King's ships, with their stations and ranks. Total of ships and vessels, 40.
June 15. 2. Copy of the same.
June 15. 3. Another list, said to contain all the King's ships and vessels, both in harbour and at sea.
June 15. 4. Copy of the same.
June 15.
Office of Ordnance.
5. List of the ordnance of the several ships at Chatham.
June 15. 6. List of trawl nets taken from six fishing boats of Rye.
June 15. Conveyance from John Lord Boteler, of Woodhall, co. Hertford, to William Ashburnham, of London, and Ralph Boteler, of Queenhoe Hall, co. Hertford, of lands in Bramfield, in the same co., in mortgage for 432l. Acquittance indorsed for the same, as paid on 27th November 1637 by Lord Dunsmore and Mr. Porter. [Case B., Car. I., No. 4.]
June 15.
Branford.
7. Sir Thomas Southwell to Edward Earl of Dorset. Is a suitor to the Council for a ship and goods he took as Vice-Admiral in the King's right. Notwithstanding he has delivered them up, he has been questioned by Lady Sydney. Has paid near 200l., and is still questioned. Sir Henry Hungate promised him to solicit the Earl therein. Entreats that he may have some redress.
June 15. 8. Certificate of Ed. Stephens that John Franklin and six others, all of London, armourers, had each of them given caution of 500 marks for performing the agreement specified in an indenture, dated the 13th inst., between the King and the Armourers. [Underwritten is a clause, which they desire to have inserted in their patent, prohibiting any one from selling any armour not bought of them.]
June 15. 9. Certificate of Justices of Peace for co. Northampton, as to measures taken for relief of the poor within the hundreds of Corby, Rothwell, Huxloe, Higham Ferrers, Orlingbury, Hamfordshoe, Willibrooke, Tolebrook, and Navelford.
June 16. 10. Sir Robert Ducie, Lord Mayor of London, to the Council. The officers of the City shall be stirred up to execute the Royal proclamation as to the Thames. The sickness has been wholly withdrawn owing to the watchfulness of the officers. People are not forward to offend in the dressing and eating flesh on days prohibited. Having been required to give account what corn is yearly spent within the City, and to provide a stock to prevent future scarcity, they find that of bread corn there is spent weekly in the City and liberties above 1,550 quarters; and in Westminster, Ratcliff, Limehouse, and Wapping, with the adjacent parts, another 1,000 quarters weekly. The whole proportion is reckoned between 130,000 and 140,000 quarters, which is a greater proportion than the granaries will hold, besides that our corn is of a moister quality than that of other countries and will not keep so long sweet.
June 16.
Gloucester.
11. Mayor and others of Gloucester to the Council. Inclose certificate of measures taken by them for relief of the poor. Inclosed,
11. i. Certificate above mentioned.
June 16.
Gloucester.
12. The same to the same. Report on a petition of John Hill, referred to them by the Council. State the circumstances under which Hill sold his title to a house to James Powell, and the consideration paid for the same. John Webb is seised of the same house under a purchase from King Henry VIII. Neither Powell nor Webb will pay anything more to Hill for a release of his pretended interest.
June 16.
The Bonaventure, Dover Road.
13. Capt. John Pennington to the Lords of the Admiralty. Reports the return of the St. Claude with eight trawls taken from fishermen of Darking [Barking]. The poor men never heard of any proclamation nor had any warning to forbear fishing. The fishermen of Sandwich fish with more unlawful nets, as kettle nets and shove nets, which take all the small fry. Gerbier came to Dover last night, but desires not to come aboard till the wind be fair, in respect of his wife and many children. A great fleet at Cadiz for Brazil and the West Indies. Capt. Nutt lies off and on the Land's End, and doth some spoil. Inclosed,
13. i. List of boats of Barking, from which trawl nets were taken, with names of masters and owners.
June 16.
The Bonaventure, Dover Road.
14. The same to Nicholas, at his house in King Street, or at Rochester by the way. Is heartily glad of his so far recovery. Wishes to know what was done at Chatham, and if there be any more speech of a Lord Admiral, likewise whether the King goes to Portsmouth, and if the Marquis's soldiers come in apace, and why the writer is restrained from going to the westward of the Isle of Wight.
June 16.
Holyhead.
15. Sir Thomas Button to the same. His purser, Morgan, with the strange dealing of Sir Sampson Darrell, would supplant Sir Thomas in the charge of victualling his ships, which he has had these 17 years. The arrangement is for the King's advantage, and was agreed on with Sir Allen Apsley. Chased a Biscayan pirate, but could do no good; this tide is going to Dublin to waft over the fleet from thence for Chester fair.
June 16. 16. Petition of William Browne and William Sutton to the Lords of the Admiralty. Pray them to direct what sum petitioner Browne shall pay Hals towards the charges of his imprisonment.
June 16.
Walcot.
17. Humphrey Walcot, Sheriff of co. Salop, to Sir William Jones, one of the Judges of Assize for that county. Sends him nine certificates of Justices of Peace for that county. Inclosed,
17. i. Justices of Peace for co. Salop to the Sheriff. Certificate of measures for relief of the poor within the hundred of Condover. 1631, May 20.
17. ii. Other Justices of Peace for Salop to the Sheriff. Inclose similar return. "At Cockshutt, the 3rd of June 1631."
17. iii. Similar certificate for Shrewsbury. Salop, 1631, June 14.
17. iv. The like for the hundreds of Stotesdon and Brymstrey. Bridgenorth, 1631, June 11.
17. v. The like for the hundred of Monslow. Whichcot, 1631, June 4.
17. vi. The like for one half of the north part of the hundred of Bradford. 1631, June 2.
17. vii. The like for the south part of the same hundred. 1631, May 31.
17. viii. The like for the hundred of Ford. Salop, June 8.
17. ix. The like for the hundred of Cherbury. Salop, 1631, June 7.
June 16. 18. James Phillips, Sheriff of co. Radnor, to Justices of Assize for that county, addressed, on the outside, to Sir Walter Pye, at his chamber in the Temple. Sends certificates from Justices of Peace of measures taken for relief of the poor. Inclosed,
18. i. Certificate for the hundreds of Paynecastle and Colwyn. Paynecastle, 1631, May 26.
18. ii. Similar certificate for the hundred of Radnor, the lower part of the hundreds of Knighton and Kevenllice. 1631, June 8.
18. iii. Similar certificate for the borough of New Radnor, 1631, June 11.
June 16. 19. Recorder of Wells, co. Somerset, to the Sheriff of that county. The poor of that city, in number 400; 22 common inns and a multitude of alehouses; measures taken for the relief of the poor.
June 16.
Tickenham.
20. Justices of Peace of the same county to Sir Francis Dodington, the Sheriff. Return of measures taken for relief of the poor within the hundreds of Portbury and Hartcliff cum Bedminster.
June 16. 21. Bond of Henry Lee and James Traves, citizens of London, to Robert Cambell, Sheriff, in 500l, conditioned for payment of 311l. 5s. on 17 December next, at the dwelling house of Cambell in Mark Lane.
June 16. 22. The like of Daniel Winch and Walter Bateman, citizens of London, in 300l., conditioned for payment of 208l. on 18 December next.
June 17. Discharge to John Fleming and all other the feoffees of Sir William Norris, deceased, of a fine of 1,000l. set upon Sir William in the Court of Star Chamber, in consideration of 250l. to be paid by John Fleming. [Docquet.]
June 17. Discharge to William Blundell of a fine of 2,000l. set upon him by the Court of Star Chamber, in consideration of 250l. to be paid by him. [Docquet.]
June 17. Grant of a pension of 12l. out of the alum works to James Weymys for teaching the children of labourers in the said alum works in co. York, agreeable to a former grant to Robert Weymys, deceased. [Docquet.]
June 17. Protection for John Fowler for one year, in regard the said Fowler was jointly bound with the Earl of Carlisle, his master, about 18 years since, in 2,000l. to John Harris, deceased, which bond was satisfied by the Earl, and through negligence of his solicitor not cancelled. [Docquet.]
June 17. Warrant for preservation of his Majesty's game to John Philipot, Steward of the manor of Gillingham and Grain, in Kent, and to Thomas Tresse and Thomas Hayward. [Docquet.]
June 17. Grant of an almsroom in the Cathedral of Bristol to Thomas Senyor. [Docquet.]
June 17. Grant and confirmation to Sir Benjamin Rudyerd and James Maxwell (at the nomination of Christian Countess Dowager of Devon) of all those messuages and disparked parks of Shothull and Posterne, in co. Derby, heretofore granted to Robert Booth and Thomas Coke in trust for Gilbert late Earl of Shrewsbury, the interest whereof is now come to the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, of whom the Countess hath purchased the same. [Docquet.]
June 17. Warrant for payment of 500l. to John Hawkins, for a tablet of gold set with 19 facet diamonds, and the picture of his Majesty and the Queen, which was bought of Hawkins and given by his Majesty to the Count of Scarnifici, Ambassador Extraordinary from the Duke of Savoy. [Docquet.]
June 17. Commission to the Lord Treasurer and others to work and make saltpetre and gunpowder, by themselves or their deputies, within England and Ireland, according to former commissions, with alterations thought fit for the better furtherance of this service. [Docquet.]
June 17. Grant of an enlargement, for removing of doubts, to the Governor and Company of Adventurers of the City of Westminster for the plantation of the islands of Providence and Henrietta, and the adjacent islands upon the coast of America between 6 and 24 degrees from the equinoctial line in north latitude, as they shall extend to the adjacent islands throughout the degrees of longitude before mentioned, so that those islands be not in the actual possession of any other Christian Prince, nor were formerly granted to any of his Majesty's subjects. [Docquet.]
June 17. 23. Petition of Henry Edlin, of Addington, co. Surrey, to the Council. Petitioner became bound as surety for Humphrey Hayward, which has cost him 100l., but he is prevented suing Hayward by the violent interference of Sir Francis Leigh, with whom, being a man of great wealth and power, petitioner is not able to contend. Underwritten,
23. i. Reference to the Judges of Assize for that county to give the petitioner relief according to justice and equity. Whitehall, 1631, June 17.
June 17. 24. Attorney General Heath to Sir William Becher, or the Clerk of the Council attendant. Understands from Lord Gorges that the cabinet is brought up to London sealed up, wherein the late Earl of Castlehaven's writings are. Begs him to move the Board for an order that they may be sent to the writer's chamber, that he may draw the Inquisition for the King. Lord Castlehaven that now is should have liberty for his counsel to be present at the opening of the cabinet.
June 17. 25. Justices of Peace for co. Derby to Francis Bradshaw, the Sheriff. Certify what measures they have taken for relief of the poor within the division of Morleston and Litchurch.
June 17. 26. Justices of Peace for co. Somerset to the Sheriff. Similar certificate for the hundreds of Winterstock, Brent, and Bempstone.
June 17. 27. Report of Sir Robert Rich in a cause between Phineas Pett and others, plaintiffs, and William Burrell and others, defendants. Finds, notwithstanding the denial of Parker, More, and Allen, that their names written in the book of the Company of Shipwrights of Redriff were their subscriptions, and of their proper hands writing. [Copy.]
June 18.
Trinity House, Ratcliff.
28. Master and others of the Trinity House to the Council. Have considered the project of Charles Needham and others for cleansing the Thames, and have conferred with Needham, and find that he is not capable of what he projects, and that the provisions for performance of the work are things absurd and ridiculous.
June 18.
Norwich.
29. Dr. John Hassall to Sec. Dorchester. Mr. Cooper, of Yarmouth, has certified the writer that the Earl of Dorset and the Sec. had been mediators to his Majesty on behalf of the writer for the Bishopric of Norwich. His gratitude for this transcendant favour.
June 18.
Egiock.
30. John Savage to Edward Viscount Conway. The late Viscount gave the writer the keys for passage through his park at Ragley, between Egiock and Meene; applies for continuance of the same courtesy. Offers to take his outlying deer at a reasonable price.
June 18. 31. Petition of Gabriel Marsh, Marshal of the Admiralty, to the Commissioners touching the jurisdictions of his Majesty's Courts. Time out of mind, the power of arresting ships' goods and men's persons in the river Thames, from London Bridge to the sea, has belonged to the Court of Admiralty, until about two months since, William Gunthropp, one of the under water-bailiffs of London, under a warrant from the Lord Mayor, arrested George Curtis, in an action of debt on the river, beneath London Bridge, and being questioned for his contempt in the Admiralty, attempts to remove the cause to the Common Law. Petitioner prays that the point may be determined by the Commissioners.
June 19.
Greenwich.
32. Form of letter from the King to the Lord Lieutenants of several counties. On motion made to the King on behalf of the King of Sweden, his Majesty had licensed the Marquis of Hamilton to levy 6,000 English voluntaries, to be employed under the Marquis for that King, in a war undertaken for re-establishing such Princes as have been wrongfully dispossessed of their ancient dignities. In consideration of the quality of the Marquis and the benefit the kingdom will find in disburdening itself of so many unnecessary men that want employment, the Lord Lieutenants are to employ their best endeavours for the accomplishment of his service. [Copy.]
June 19. Docquet of the same. [Twenty-six of these letters were written.]
June 19.
Whitehall.
33. The King to Attorney General Heath. In the Star Chamber in Michaelmas Term last, Duncan Mantowe, Thomas Levingston, and William Anderson were fined 500l. apiece. Considering their weak abilities and contrition, the Attorney General is to prepare their pardon.
June 19.
London.
34. Colin Earl of Seaforth to Sec. Coke. This day Sir William Alexander and John Hayes intend to take their leave of the King, and go to Scotland. It were good the agreements were finished before they go, and orders given for erecting the burgh of Stornoway. "Ye shall never have undertakers till ye know where to fish." Will use James Ross, page of the back stairs, when he cannot have conveniency to see the Sec.
June 20.
Suckley.
35. John Racster to Sec. Dorchester. Professions of fidelity. Has been at the Lord Keeper's, to see what hope there was of procuring ecclesiastical preferment for the writer's second son Robert, but Mr. Dashfield, who carries the purse before the Lord Keeper, dashed all his hopes with a rude answer.
June 20. 36. William Lenthall to his mother-in-law, Mrs. Evans. Is sorry to hear of her misfortune, especially since he participates in the loss. Assures her that he means no harm to her, and thought she had had more confidence in him than to credit reports that tended to condemn him as indiscreet and dishonest. Begs her to continue in the house and use the grass for her cattle. Wishes her to see the letter written to his sister Starely.
June 20.
Church hulme.
37. Justices of Peace for co. Chester to Thomas Stanley, the Sheriff. Report measures taken for the relief of the poor within the hundred of Northwich.
June 20. 38. Calendar of the convicted prisoners in Newgate, certified to the Attorney General, part by Sir Heneage Finch, the Recorder, and part by Sir Robert Ducie, the Lord Mayor. They are 90 in number. [Very much damaged by damp.]
June 21. 39. [Sec. Dorchester] to Sir Francis Godolphin. Richard Brumfield, captain of a ship of Spain, having been stayed and put in his custody by Gilbert Tyall, of Colchester, for the use of Henry Leman, of London, fishmonger, from whom he had taken the Fortune, of Yarmouth, and her lading, worth 900l., Sir Francis is to keep Brumfield and his ship and goods in safe custody until further order. [In a P.S. he is charged in regard of matters of more moment than are mentioned above to keep him with special care.] [Copy.]
June 21. 40. Note of the facts respecting Capt. Richard Brumfield, on which the preceding letter was grounded.
June 21.
Hereford.
41. Wallop Brabazon, Sheriff of co. Hereford, to the Justices of Assize for that county. Sends three certificates, all he has yet received. Inclosed,
41. i. Justices of Peace for co. Hereford to the Sheriff. Certify the measures taken for relief of the poor within the hundreds of Woolphey, Stratford, and Wigmore.
41. ii. Mayor and others of Hereford to the same. Similar certificate. Hereford, 1631, June 19.
41. iii. Bailiff and others of Leominster to the same. Similar certificate. They had caused to be punished 12 wandering persons, men and women, who termed themselves "gypsons," and sent them towards the town of Berwick, where they said they last dwelt.
June 21.
West Felton.
42. Justices of Peace for co. Salop to Humphrey Walcot, the Sheriff. Return of measures taken for relief of the poor in the hundred of Oswestry.
June 21. 43. Collection of the fees paid at the Petty Bag to the principal Secretaries and the Clerks of the Signet, between the 4th and the 14th of Elizabeth. Compiled out of the original bills in the custody of Thomas Howard.
June 22.
The Bonaventure, in the Downs.
44. Capt. John Pennington to the Lords of the Admiralty. The 17th received Gerbier and his family aboard; the 18th put them ashore at the fort, two miles on this side Dunkirk, it being flat calm and tide of ebb, so that he could not possibly get up that night. Mr. Nicolaldo sent word that he had not yet got his dispatches, and when he should be ready would send word to the Downs. Don Carlos is by Antwerp with 18,000 foot and 4,000 horse. The Prince of Orange is entrenched between Bois le Duc and Breda. On the Archduchess's side they expect every day 9,000 Italians and 4,000 Spaniards. Early on the 22nd set sail, and in the afternoon came into the Downs, where he found the rest of his fleet.
June 22.
The Bonaventure, in the Downs.
45. Capt. John Pennington to Nicholas. On his return from Dunkirk does not find any letters. Begs him to write how business goes, and the reason why he is restrained to lie between the Isle of Wight and the Downs.
June 22.
The Downs.
46. Capt. Richard Plumleigh to the same. Longs to hear how his petition succeeds. The Hollanders' army is grown weak by famine, as the Dunkirkers say. Mr. Gerbier is not well trusted by the Spaniards, who slight him much. Our ships taken since the peace by the Dunkirkers have been condemned as good prize.
June 22.
Chatham.
47. Phineas Pett to the same. Sends answer to petition against him (See Vol. cxcii., No. 45). Begs him to present and read it to the Lords, and to mediate with them that the plaintiff may not have power to bring disgrace upon the writer. Inclosed,
47. i. Phineas Pett to the Lords of the Admiralty. Reply to the petition of Lewis Tayte. Became indebted to Tayte for ironwork of the Destiny, built by Pett, for Sir Walter Raleigh, whose failure in his voyage was a loss to Pett of 700l. Lost, also, above 900l. by building two small ships for the expedition to Algiers. Has paid off 500l. of these debts. Has entreated Tayte's forbearance, as being better able to forbear than others of his creditors, but will pay him yearly such sum as the Lords will order.
June 22.
Greenwich.
48. John Hawkins to the same. It is the King's pleasure that Lord Craven should have one of his ships now in the Narrow Seas for his transport from Calais into the Low Countries. Sec. Dorchester desires Nicholas to prepare a warrant for that purpose.
June 22. 49. Certificate of Justices of Peace for co. Dorset of measures taken for relief of the poor within the division of Dorchester.
June 23.
London.
50. The King to Sir Edward Seymour, Sir James Bagg, Francis Trelawney, Nicholas Opie, — Bennett, Abraham Rowe, and Abraham Biggs. Commission out of the Court of Admiralty to appraise a ship and cargo, lately found derelict upon the high seas by Capt. Richard Donnell. Latin.
June 23. 51. Petition of Patrick Craford and Matthew Birkenhead to the King. Pray for a renewal of their Letters Patent for erection of an office for registering names of persons passing beyond seas from Bristol, Beaumaris, Chester, Liverpool, and Workington, with the further provisions certified as desirable by the Attorney General. Underwritten,
51. i. Reference to the Attorney General accordingly. Greenwich, 1631, June 23.
June 23. 52. Petition of John Davies and Anne his wife, on behalf of themselves and their three children, to the same. Petitioner John Davies was convicted of manslaughter at the last Assizes for Worcester, and thereupon had his clergy "and did read." Prays pardon of the burning in the hand, with such benefit as accrued to the King by his forfeiture, the value whereof is but small. Underwritten,
52. i. Reference to the Attorney General to inform himself of the truth of the petition, and to prepare pardon of burning in the hand, and certify the value of the forfeiture. Greenwich, 1631, June 23.
June 23. 53. Petition of Martha Hitch to the King. Her husband Thomas Hitch, of Ipswich, being much pinched in these hard times with penury and famine, pawned a gelding of his uncle's, and was condemned for stealing the same. Prays his pardon. Annexed,
53. i. Copy of the indictment on which Thomas Hitch was convicted of stealing a bay gelding, the property of Robert Tyler. Underwritten,
53. ii. The King having a certificate of the Bailiffs and others of Ipswich, in behalf of the petitioner's husband, grants the pardon prayed, and directs the Attorney General to prepare the same. Greenwich, 1631, June 23.
June 23. 54. Petition of the Mayor and others of Cambridge to the same. Pray for a renewal of their charter with certain specified additional privileges. Underwritten,
54. i. Reference to the Attorney General to certify his opinion. Greenwich, 1631, June 23.
54. ii. Report of the Attorney General approving of some of the suggested new privileges, but not of others. 1631, June 29.
54. iii. Reference to the Lord Keeper, Lord Treasurer, and the Earl of Holland, Chancellor of the University. If they concur with the Attorney General, they are to give order for renewing the charter as desired. Greenwich, 1631, July 1.
54. iv. Lord Keeper Coventry, Lord Treasurer Weston, and Henry Earl of Holland, to the Attorney General. They approve his certificate, and request him to prepare the new charter. 1631, July 3.
June 23. 55. Petition of Philadelphia Leigh to the same. The late Sir Henry Leigh, of Carlisle, petitioner's father, had a pension of 200l. conferred on him by the late King, for services done on the borders. This pension has been confirmed by his present Majesty. Sir Francis, on 22 May 1627, assigned to petitioner 100l. out of arrears of his pension then due, but she can receive no payment. Prays reference to the Lord Treasurer and Chancellor of Exchequer for her satisfaction. Underwritten,
55. i. Reference to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to take order for petitioner's relief. Greenwich, 1631, June 23.
June 23. 56. Petition of Judith Newman, widow of Richard Newman, to the King. Petitioner's husband was 32 years Chief Clerk to the Commissioners of the Navy. The place being one of credit, he spent his means in countenancing thereof, and left petitioner and five children unprovided for. Prays some yearly relief. Underwritten,
56. i. Certificate of the Treasurer and Officers of the Navy, recommending that the petitioner be allowed 2s. per day.
56. ii. Reference to the Treasurer and others who signed the above certificate to take order for the petitioner's relief. Greenwich, 1631, June 23.
June 23. 57. Petition of the Master and others of the Society of Scriveners of London to the same. The Society was incorporated by the late King on 28 January, in the 14th year of his reign, and enabled to hold lands of 200 marks per annum. Nicholas Reeve bequeathed them 109l. to purchase lands for the benefit of the poor brethren and sisters of the Society, and petitioners have long been desirous to have a common hall. They have treated with Charles Bostock for a tenement in St. Mary Staining for a hall, and for 6½ acres of land at Westham, in Essex, for relief of their poor; but Bostock's messuage being held of the King in socage in chief, and Reeve's gift being one in pios usus, they pray for a licence of mortmain. Underwritten,
57. i. Reference to the Attorney General to ascertain the facts, and prepare a bill. Greenwich, 1631, June 23.
June 23. 58. Considerations respecting the proper forms of warrants for receipts and payments in the Great Wardrobe, submitted to the Commissioners for inquiry into the same by Sir Bevis Thelwall, Clerk of the Great Wardrobe.
[June 23 ?] 59. Observations by Sec. Coke upon the preceding paper, and upon another connected with the same subject, entitled "Mr. Riplingham's demands."
June 23.
Wheatenhurst.
60. Sir William Guise and Nathaniel Stephens, Justices of Peace for co. Gloucester, to the Council. On intimation given that Skimmington's lieutenant and five of his company were come to Frampton-upon-Severn, to throw in inclosures there, they issued warrants against them, and four were apprehended. Their examinations are inclosed. Their intention was, if they had found they should have food and means, that to the number of 100 soldiers newly impressed at Bristol, they would have come down [sic] by water in a lighter, and thrown down those inclosures. The writers had committed three of them for want of sureties, but William Gough, "the contriver and stickler of the business," had escaped. Inclosed,
60. i. Examination of William Gough. Lately dwelt in Frampton-upon-Severn. Hearing the drum strike up for soldiers to go to the King of Sweden, he received imprest money of Capt. Chamberlain. Drinking with some other soldiers, and talking of what Skimmington had done in the Forest of Dean, and of the stirs in the Forest of Braydon, they agreed that if the country would allow victuals and other content to Skimmington and his company, they would come to Frampton and Slimbridge, and throw open the new inclosures. They came to Frampton to speak with John Cage thereon, but he being gone to London, they resolved to return to Bristol, never meaning to come thither again on that business. 1631, June 21.
60. ii. Examination of Francis Nicolls, one of Gough's companions, who undertook the business, being a soldier, and wanting money. 1631, June 21.
60. iii. The same of John Joliffe, another of Gough's party. Thought by throwing in that inclosure he should have done an acceptable service to his country, and have been well paid for his pains. 1631, June 21.
60. iv. The same of John Marker, another of Gough's party. They came to Frampton to know the gentlemen's pleasure, and intending to do no more than they should direct them. 1631, June 21.
60. v. The same of William Maverley, constable of Framptonupon-Severn. Describes the manner of the escape of Gough. 1631, June 23.
June 23. 61. Sir Ralph Dutton, Sheriff of co. Gloucester, to Sir William Jones and Sir James Whitelock, Judges of Assize for that county. Sends the only certificate received since his last return. Inclosed,
61. i. Justices of Peace for co. Gloucester to the Sheriff. The markets are well supplied, and prices have fallen. 1631, May 24.
June 23.
Haroldstone.
62. Sir James Perrott to Nicholas. Is sorry that his account made so long since for his Vice-Admiralty is not yet discharged. Incloses a copy of the account sent to the Lord Chamberlain, and on which he gave Perrott an acquittance. The money should be paid by Sir John Thoroughgood. Mr. Taverner is so just a man that he will not deny what the writer paid. Taverner dealt then in those businesses as Mr. Oldisworth does now. Inclosed,
62. i. The copy of account above mentioned, with underwritten note by Sir James Perrott, of what took place between him and the Lord Chamberlain in relation thereto. 1631, June 22.
June 23. 63. Sir Arthur Smythes, Sheriff of co. Worcester, to Sir William Jones and Sir James Whitelock, Justices of Assize for that county. Incloses certificates from Justices of Peace lately received. Inclosed,
63. i. Certificate of measures taken for relief of the poor within the hundred of Pershore. 1631, June 14.
63. ii. The like for the hundred of the Halfshire.
63. iii. Presentations of persons guilty of offences, the fines for which were applicable to the relief of the poor within the limits of Worcester.
63. iv. Certificate for the hundred of Doddingtree.
June 23.
Bromyard.
64. Justices of Peace for co. Hereford to Wallop Brabazon, the Sheriff. Similar certificate for the hundred of Broxash.
June 23.
Haslingfield.
65. Justices of Peace for co. Cambridge to the Sheriff. Similar certificate for the hundreds of Wetherley and Threploe.