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Charles I - volume 238: May 1-17, 1633

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1633-4. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1863.

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May 1-17, 1633

May 1. 1. Petition of Henry Goddard, one of the King's master shipwrights, to the Lords of the Admiralty. Petitioner has served six years and a half, and never received but six months' pay of his fee of 20d. per day. The arrear is about 180l. Prays payment. [One page.] Indorsed,
1. i. Reference by the Lords of the Admiralty to Sir Robert Pye to certify what is due. 25th May 1633. [Four lines.]
May 1.
Taunton.
2. Justices of Peace for co. Somerset to William Walrond, sheriff. Certificate of price of corn at the market of Taunton on the 27th April last. Wheat 5s., barley 4s., rye 3s. 4d. [Half a page.]
May 1. 3. Proposal of Mr. Hill for "contriving of navigation" between the Thames and the Severn. [Half a page.]
May 2.
Westminster.
4. The King to Sir Robert Phelipps, Sir Henry Berkeley, and Dr. Goodwin. Justices of Peace for co. Somerset. The King understands it has been an ancient custom in that county, and in other parts, to hold feasts of dedications of churches, commonly called the "Walkes" [wakes], and that the custom has been of late interrupted. They are to certify what has been given in charge by the judges of assize who now ride that circuit, or by any others concerning the suppressing of the same, and whether any judge made an order and sent it to the clergy to publish; and especially what order Lord Chief Justice Richardson made at the last assizes, for recalling a former order against those feasts, as the King's express command twice signified to him by the Lord Keeper was he should do. The King's intention is not to give liberty to the profanation of the Lord's Day, but that the people after evening prayer may use decent and sober recreations. [Copy. Two pages.]
[May 2.] 5. Minutes by Nicholas of matters to be considered at the meeting of the Council of the Society for Fishing this day, with marginal notes of the orders of the Council thereon. The oath for the Commons of the Society; order touching busses taken by the Dutch; consider draft of a deputation sent by those of the Lord Chamberlain's association [Margin, "Mr. Edward Herbert is to attend Mr. Attorney about this"]; seal of the society; a solicitor to be sent into the Low Countries about restitution of busses taken by the Hollanders; certificate for busses, and a particular one for the St. Peter, to be admiral of the fleet set forth by the Lord Treasurer and his associates, with power to Capt. Mason, her captain, or the chief factor at the Lewis, to punish fishermen and mariners employed in that fleet. [Margin, "Fiat."] [Prepared by Nicholas for the 29th April last, but, there being no meeting that day, used for the meeting this day. One page and a quarter.]
May 2.
Whitehall.
6. Draft by Nicholas of minutes of proceedings of the Council for the Fishing this day. Oath of the Commons as altered by his Majesty's special directions approved. Sir John Winter, Attorney General Noy, and Sir Francis Godolphin took the same oath. Solicitor to be sent to the Low Countries at the expense of the general stock. Attorney General to make a draft of a deputation to be given to fit persons for dispatch of the businesses of the fishing; deputies to send up names of persons admitted by them; special certificate given to Capt. John Mason for the St. Peter to be admiral.
May 2. 7. Forms of oaths of the Council and of the Commons of the Society for Fishing, as altered by the Attorney General and approved by the signatures of the Council. [Three pages.]
May 2. 8. Copy of the same, so far as relates to the oath of the Council. [One page.]
May 2. 9. Oath of the Commons of the same Society indorsed as being the form approved by his Majesty and the Lords. [Signed by four English members of the Council. One page.]
May 2. 10. Another copy of the same oath, signed by the same English members of the Council with the addition of three Scottish members. [One page.]
May 2. 11. Form of an oath for a sub-judge or arbitrator provincial, in the handwriting of Attorney General Noy. [One page.]
May 2. 12. Council for the Society of Fishing to Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, and such as are joined with him in the business of fishing. Draft commission to the Earl and his associates, authorizing them to make orders, and appoint officers, for the management of their own adventures, subject to the general orders of the society. Dated in the draft on the 24th April last, but referred this day by the Council to the consideration of the Attorney General, who has struck out the greater part of it. Nicholas has indorsed it, "This is not approved of." [Two pages.]
May 2. 13. Order of the Council of the Society for Fishing for raising a stock of money by voluntary contributions for defraying charges. [Three quarters of a page.]
May 2. 14. Certificate of Lord Chief Justice Richardson and Mr. Justice Berkeley in the cause of the Attorney General versus Thomas Overman and others in the Star Chamber. Certain of the defendant's interrogatories, indicated by numbers, are impertinent to the matters in issue and are fit to be suppressed. [Half a page.]
May 2.
Scadbury.
15. Sir Thomas Walsingham to Nicholas. Has sent the petition concerning the fishermen of Whitstable, but coming post that night from London, he has lost the key of the cabinet wherein are all the papers of the Lord Duke, which he preserves as relics. He has a letter to the same purport, which Nicholas may find recorded in his book.
May 2. 16. Articles of agreement between Bishop Laud and Hubert le Sueur, of London, sculptor. The latter agrees, before Michaelmas Day, 1634, to make and cast in brass "the statue" of the king, "six foot high," and the statue of the Queen "in brass likewise as big as the life." The Bishop agreed to pay 400l. for the two statues, and to remove the same when finished. [Signed by the Bishop, but the signature partly torn off. One page.]
May 2. 17. Counterpart of the preceding signed by Hubert le Sueur. [Has been torn with intention to cancel, but the signature remains. The Bishop has endorsed that the agreement was cancelled, and the 400l. paid. 13th December 1634. One page.]
May 2. 18. Submission of William Reaner. He promises to receive the Holy Communion kneeling, not to hold meetings for exercises of religion in his house, and denies that he ever compared a minister's surplice to a whore's smock. [Three quarters of page.]
May 3. 19. Order in the Star Chamber in the cause of the Attorney General versus Thomas Overman the elder, Edwin Griffin and others, soap boilers, of London. The interrogations and depositions certified to be impertinent are to be suppressed, and Griffin is to attend to-morrow morning early to be examined respecting a scandalous petition presented by him on behalf of Overman and the rest, and to be bound with one good surety to attend the hearing of the cause. [Two pages and a half.]
May 3 20. Council of the Society for Fishing to Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, and such as are joined with him in the business of fishing. Commission to the Earl and his associates for the purposes described in No. 12, being a draft settled by the Attorney General, and certified by him to Nicholas to be reasonable. [One page.]
May 3. Order of the Commissioners for Pious Uses. Differences having risen between the Lord Mayor of London and the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, concerning carrying the Lord Mayor's sword within that cathedral, and also touching arrests made within the church and liberties under colour of the Lord Mayor's authority, the counsel on both sides are to meet together and peruse the charters of both parties, and to accommodate the business, or otherwise to report to the board. [Copy. See Vol. ccxiii., fol. 30. One page.]
May 3.
Sarum.
21. Mayor with the Commonalty of Sarum to Nicholas. Thanks for his good respect to that city concerning the letters he procured touching the imposition of carriages. Wish to have a copy of any answer sent by the Justices of Peace for Wilts, and of the order of the Commissioners thereupon. [Half a page.]
May 3.
Office of Ordnance.
22. Estimate for furnishing ordnance stores to the Antelope for eight months, and to the Ninth Whelp for one year, to serve on the Irish coast; total, 649l. 6s. 6½d. [Two pages and three quarters.]
May 3. 23. Receipt of Capt. Dawtry Cooper for his pay and allowances for servants, as Captain of the Ninth Whelp, from Michaelmas, 1632, to 6th April following, 77l. 18s. [Half a page.]
May 4.
Whitehall.
Proclamation for the prices of victuals within the verge of his Majesty's Household. In his Majesty's passages through divers parts of the realm, all persons are to keep such prices as shall be rated by the Clerk of the Market of the Household. [Coll. Procs., Car. I., No. 164.]
May 4.
Whitehall.
24. Order of the Council of the Society for Fishing. The Commission [drawn by the Attorney General, No. 20.] is approved and may be given under the Common Seal to the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery and his associates, the Earl of Portland and his associates, and others joined in association, who shall desire the same. [One page.]
May 4.
Whitehall.
25. Minutes by Nicholas of business to be transacted by the Lords of the Admiralty. Among the subjects mentioned are: appoint a master for the Henrietta Maria; instructions for Capt. Plumleigh; Sir John Drake's account for tenths; pay Nicholas's salary thereout; Officers of the Navy appoint cooks without order; Master Gunner of the Dreadnought is dead; Officers of Navy to bring in certificate of state of the hulls of the King's ships, and of the stores. [One page.]
May 4. 26. Petition of Philip Clarkson, late gunner's mate of the Convertive, to the Lords of the Admiralty. Has served in the said place seven years, and from his youth has been bred in the navy. His competency certified by the Master Gunner. When Thomas Clarkson, petitioner's father, lately died, who was master gunner of the Convertive, petitioner made suit for his place, and failed. Prays for a similar place in the Dreadnought, vacant by the death of Miles Burley. [Three quarters of a page.] Annexed,
26. i. Certificate of John Reynolds, master gunner of England, above-mentioned. [One page.]
26. ii. Similar certificate of Capt. John Pennington, Kenrick Edisbury and Dennis Fleming. [One page.]
May 4.
Whitehall.
Lords of the Admiralty to Officers of the Navy. To enter Philip Clarkson master gunner of the Dreadnought. [See Vol. ccxxviii., fol. 44 a. Quarter of a page.]
May 4.
Whitehall.
Lords of the Admiralty to Sir John Heydon, Deputy Lieutenant of the Ordnance. To deliver over the remains of ordnance stores on board the Dreadnought, to Philip Clarkson. [See Vol. ccxxviii., fol. 46. Quarter of a page.]
May 4. 27. Petition of Capt. Daniel Le Clerke and John Blomartier, merchant and owner of the Salamander, subjects of the United Provinces, to the Lords of the Admiralty. Their suit has been two years concluded before the Lords, as Judges Delegates. Pray them to appoint a day for sentence before his Majesty's departure for Scotland, that petitioners may return to their families. [Half a page.]
May 4.
Whitehall.
Lords of the Admiralty to Sir William Russell, treasurer of the Navy. To pay Captain Dawtry Cooper the sum due to him as captain of the Ninth Whelp, out of moneys received for that purpose from Lord Deputy Wentworth. [Copy. See Vol. ccxxviii., fol. 44a. Half a page.]
May 4.
Whitehall.
The same to the Officers of the Navy. To enter Henry Denne as master-cook of the Henrietta Maria. [Copy. Ibid., Quarter of a page.]
May 4.
Whitehall.
The same to the same. The like for William Onion to be mastercook of the Charles. [Minute. Ibid., fol. 45. Two lines.]
May 4.
Whitehall.
The same to Philip Johnson. To take charge of the Henrietta Maria, as master. [Copy. Ibid. Third of a page.]
May 4.
Whitehall.
The same to Officers of the Navy. By a late survey of the Warspite it is conceived that she is so decayed as not to be fit for service at sea. As she is a ship of consequence they are to make a more perfect survey of her state, and give their opinions whether she should be repaired or cut down. [Copy. Ibid. Half a page.]
[May 4.]
Whitehall.
The same to the same. The Lords understand that the men allowed by the late list for the Charles and the Henrietta Maria are too many, the Vanguard being allowed but 250. The Officers of the Navy are to confer with Capt. Pennington and the Masters of the Trinity House, and to certify whether the numbers in the list should not be lessened. [Copy. Ibid., fol. 45a. Half a page.]
May 4.
Whitehall.
Order of the Lords of the Admiralty on petition of Capt. William Thomas. Petitioner stated that on a complaint against him in March was twelve months he was sent for from Bristol, that he lay prisoner in the Marshalsea 38 weeks, and now has his liberty on 6,000l. bail. Prayed that as none can prove any thing against him his bail may be discharged. Referred to Sir Henry Marten to discharge the bail if there has been no prosecution. [Copy. Ibid., fol. 45a. Half a page.]
May 4. Similar order on petition of Capt. Edward Noy. Petitioner was pressed to go under the Earl of Lindsey on his expedition to St. Martin's, [Rochelle] and was employed six months. Prays payment of sum due for his service. Referred to the Officers of the Navy to take order for petitioner's satisfaction. [Copy. See Vol. ccxxviii., fol. 46. Third of a page.]
May 4.
[Whitehall.]
Minute entered on the Register of the Lords of the Admiralty on the request of the Lord Treasurer, of a contract with Sir William Russell, on the 20th April 1633, for payment of various extraordinary charges on account of the Navy amounting to 30,984l., and of assignments made to Sir William for payment thereof by Mr. Cunningham, receiver of his Majesty's revenue as Prince out of the same revenue for 1633, 1634, 1635, and 1636. [Ibid., fol. 46. Two pages.]
May 4. 28. Petition of Nicholas Carpenter and Richard Tyler to the Lords of the Admiralty. Petitioners living within the liberty of Nonsuch have such trouble of carrying for the house, that they have warrant for freedom from all other services, yet for not carrying saltpetre they were bound over to appear. They have attended and pray to be discharged. [Half a page.] Annexed.
28. i. The Council to the High Constables of Copthorne, Effingham, Wallington, and Brickstone [Brixton]. Ewell and Staine have been exempt from all carriages, save only for the house of Nonsuch, they are therefore to forbear to charge them. Whitehall, 16th January 1607-8. [Copy. Half a page.]
May 4. 29. Account of payments ordered to be made out of anticipated receipts of revenue; total, 344,315l. 11s. 3½d. Among the payments are, "Mr. Willis for Star Chamber diets, 358l. 15s.;" "for the gentlemen pensioners, 5,999l. 19s. 5½d.;" "Lady Anne Fielding, 2,000l. and 1,000l.;" Sir William "Russell for interest, 3,653l.;" the same, "more for interest, 10,000l.;" "Sir Robert Ayton, 210l.;" "upon Mr. Pyme [Pym ?] for Burlamachi, 900l." [Four pages.]
May 5.
Whitehall.
Proclamation for well ordering his Majesty's court and train, as well in his present journey intended towards Scotland and return from thence, as in all other journeys and progresses hereafter. None are to presume within the verge of the court, or to possess themselves of any lodgings, without a billet from the Harbingers, nor are any persons to take any carts, but such as shall be delivered to them by the cart-takers. [Coll. Procs., Car. I., No. 165.]
May 5.
Bretby.
30. Philip Earl of Chesterfield to Sec. Windebank. Having received his letter, with petition of Lady Lidall [Lydall], would have answered before, but Sir Richard Lidall entreated him to forbear. Never owed or promised her any money, nor ever received any aid or favours from her. Submits to a legal proceeding with this assurance, that when his Majesty shall be rightly informed of the quality of this unworthy lady, he will rather think her worthy to be banished all civil society than admitted to this accusation. [One page.]
May 6.
Westminster.
Warrant for payment of 53l. 8s. to Sir Sampson Darrell, Surveyor of Marine Victuals, for providing a diet of three messes of meat at a meal, and of three dishes to every mess, for the twenty-six Gentlemen of the Chapel for twenty-one days in their voyage in the Dreadnought to Scotland and back. [See Domestic, Eliz., 1590, Vol. of Admiralty Collections, fol. 130 b. One page.]
May 6.
Westminster.
31. The King to the Dean and Chapter of Christ's Church, Oxford. Recommends to them Matthew Fowler for election to a scholarship, after the placing of such as have obtained the King's former letters for the like. [Copy. One page.]
May 6. 32. Mayor and Justices of Banbury to the Council. Send a patent of licence pretended by the bearers to be granted by his Majesty, and a commission from the Master of the Revels. The patent they suspect, the commission they find rased. The parties are wandering rogues, if not more dangerous persons, as appears by their examinations, in which it is apparent they have changed their names. Have committed them to prison till their Lordships' pleasure be signified. [One page.] Inclosed,
32. i. Examination of Bartholomew Jones. Has gone with this company up and down the country these two years, and has acted his part in divers places. They played by virtue of this commission at Leicester, Market Bosworth, Stanton, Solihull, Meriden, and Stratford, at Sir Thomas Lucy's, and divers other places. At Coventry and other places where they played not they received rewards. The commission under the privy seal was one Edward Whiting's, and he and Richard Bradshaw were partners, and were both gone to London. 2nd May 1633. [Half a page.]
32. ii. Further examination of the same. Bradshaw bought the commission of Edward Whiting at Nottingham some two years since. They made use of this commission because the other was out of date. He saw Bradshaw pay Whiting three pieces for this commission. Bradshaw went from Keinton, co. Warwick, on Saturday last towards London. Appointed to meet them on Monday next at Thame, co. Oxford. The commission from the Master of the Revels was rased by one of their company that is gone from them. The Master of the Revels will give allowance to the rasing if he be paid. 3rd May 1633. [Written on the same paper as the preceding Half a page.]
32. iii. Examination of Richard Whiting of Cothelston, near Derby. Has been with this company of players about half a year. Met his father, Edward Whiting, in Cornwall. Thence they came to Bristol. Has acted a part with these players lately in divers places; at Leicester, Stratford, Meriden, Solihull, at Sir William Spencer's, and Sir Thomas Lucy's. On Saturday last they came to Keinton and there they played three days. They could answer where they had the commission under the privy seal well enough. 2nd May 1633. [Half a page.]
32. iv. Further examination of the preceding. His name is Richard Johnson, alias Bea ..., and that Richard Bradshaw, his master, bought the commission and the motion of Edward Whiting, of Nottingham, a surgeon. Bradshaw is gone to London to renew the commission and to bring more company. He appointed to meet them at Marlow in Bucks. The commission from the Master of the Revels was out of date in January last, and it was rased and made June. Bradshaw bought the commission, with the privy seal, and the show, of Edward Whiting the last summer at Nottingham. 3rd May 1633. [Written on the same paper as the preceding. [Half a page.]
32. v. Examination of Edward Damport. Has gone with this, company up and down the country playing stage plays these two years last past. His father promised his master, Edward Whiting, that he should serve him seven years. His old master had the commission under the privy seal which is now in question, before it came to him. His old master, Edward Whiting, liveth in Coventry, and is now in London. They played under this commission lately at Meriden, Solihull, and other places. At Keinton they played twice or thrice, and came from thence this Thursday morning. 2nd May 1633. [Half a page.]
32. vi. Further examination of the same. His master's name is Richard Bradshaw. Heard that Edward Whiting let the commission to some man that pawned it. He was at Nottingham when his master gave 20s. in earnest for this commission, and was to pay either 10l. or 20l., and gave bond for the money. Whiting made assignment thereof, and the money was to be paid at the year's end. His master had the commission before he bought it, and delivered it up to Whiting, who gave it back to Bradshaw. 3rd May 1633. [Written on the same page with the preceding. Half a page.]
32. vii. Examination of Drewe Turner. Has been with this company of players these twelve months. Does nothing but drive the horse and beat the drum. Knows not where his master dwells, nor whether his master has a wife, nor does he know anything concerning the commission in question. 2nd May 1633. [Half a page.]
32. viii. Further examination of the same. Richard Bradshaw is his master, and Edward Whiting and Bradshaw were partners and went together. 3rd May 1633. [Written on the same page with the preceding. Quarter of a page.]
32. ix. Examination of Robert Houghton. Came to this company the Thursday before Easter last, and played his part in stage plays at Sir William Spencer's, [and] at Keinton two or three days this week. Received nothing but meat and drink from them. 2nd May 1633. [Quarter of a page.]
32. x. Further examination of the same. Edward Whiting let the commission in question to William Cooke and Fluellen Morgan, and they two went with it with a puppet play until they had spent all, then they pawned the commission for four shillings. Mr. Bradshaw, hearing of it, redeemed, and afterwards bought it. 3rd May 1633. [Written on the same page as the preceding. Quarter of a page.]
32. xi. Examination of Richard Collewell. Has been of this company two years past, and is servant to Edward Whiting. They lay at Leicester five weeks and played there, and from thence went to the next town and played there. At Coventry they had a reward, but played not. Played at Solihull, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this last week. Were at Keinton and played stage plays Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday last. His master went from Keinton on Saturday last towards London. 2nd May 1633. [Half a page.]
32. xii. Further examination of the same. The commission under the privy seal was bought by his master, Bradshaw, of Edward Whiting of Nottingham. 3rd May 1633. [Quarter of a page.]
May 6.
Passenham.
33. Sir Thomas Denton and Sir Robert Banastre [Banister] to the Earl of Mandeville [Manchester], Lord Privy Seal, and Secs. Coke and Windebank. Find no other grounds whence the business concerning Lady Digby has proceeded but by a rumour caused by a boy, whose examination has already come to the hands of the persons addressed. The report has still been kept afoot by persons not well affected to Lady Digby, as appears by the inclosed examinations. [One page.] Inclosed,
33. i. Examination of Henry Wilde, rector of Alderton, co. Northampton. Having heard those reports from John Wilson, he informed the Mayor of Northampton. Thought it his duty so to do, conceiving it might be to the prejudice of the King. Finds it in the mouths of so many that it is impossible to produce reporters. It was builded on the talk of a boy, although he knew not so much when he informed the Mayor. 3rd May 1633. [Half a page.]
33. ii. Examination of John Wilson, rector of Greensnorton, co. Northampton. Related to Mr. Wilde the rumour about Lady Digby. Gave no credence to it nor should have used means to make it known to authority. 3rd May 1633. [Written on the same paper as the preceding. Half a page.]
May 6. 34. Order of the Court of Star Chamber in the cause of the Attorney General against Thomas Overman the elder and others. Defendant Griffin, in his examination under the order of 3rd May (No. 19.), had not answered sufficiently to one of the interrogatories, not having declared who drew the interrogatories, he is ordered to make a better answer, and the plaintiff may add such further questions on that subject as he shall think fit. [One page and a half.]
May 6. 35. Examination of Eleanor Villiers, taken before the Lords Chamberlains and Sec. Coke. Being asked what she had formerly confessed, she answered, that out of a fear that she was with child by Mr. Jermyn she revealed it to Lady Newport, who by her leave acquainted the Lady Duchess [of Buckingham] with it, and that she afterwards confessed it to the Countess of Denbigh. The Countess telling the Lord Marquis [of Hamilton], he acquainted the King with it, and the Countess of Denbigh the Queen on 5th May. She states the origin of their intimacy, which occurred shortly before he was committed to Sir Abraham Williams's house. He never promised her marriage, for she loved him so much that she never asked him. After he came out of prison he protested he could not marry her, because he had no fortune. [One page and three quarters.]
May 6.
Lincoln's Inn.
36. Robert Wescombe to Nicholas. Begs him to dispatch the business of Capt. Edward Noy, his master's brother. [Half a page.]
May 6. 37. Justices of Peace for co. Hertford to the Council. Certificate of measures taken for punishment of vagrants and employment of the poor within the hundreds of Edwinstree and Odsey. The inhabitants are stated to be "obedient to government and very forward in pious and charitable actions." [Three quarters of a page.]
May 7. 38. Dr. Thomas Rives, Dr. Richard Zouch, Edward Nicholas, and Richard Wyan, to the Lords of the Admiralty. Having been appointed to consider why so small profit arises from the Admiralty jurisdiction, they have made an abstract of the encroachments of towns corporate and lords of manors on the sea coast, and send the same to the Lords with their opinion, that if those encroachments are not taken away the jurisdiction will be utterly lost. They further suggest that his Majesty should command the Attorney General to call upon these encroachers by quo warranto, believing that very few of these pretended grants would prove to be of any value. [Two pages.]
May 7.
Colchester.
39. John Lucas to Sir Henry Vane, Comptroller of the Household. The business of this letter is a difference between the purveyor and the writer. The former charges the latter's woods yearly with certain loads for the King's use. The writer demands the King's price. The purveyor would deduct 2s. the load for carriage by water. The question is, Ought the owner to pay for the carriage ? Custom contradicts it elsewhere, the statute everywhere. But the writer refers himself to Sir Henry, whose commands to him are statutes beyond those of a parliament. [One page.]
May 7. 40. Relation by Capt. William Byng, Captain of Deal Castle, of the contest in the Downs between the Hollanders and the Dunkirkers on 20th and 21st April 1633, as already related by Capt. Richard Fogg in his letters of 21st and 22nd April, Vol. ccxxxvii., Nos. 16, 17, 19, and 20. [One page and a half.]
May 7. 41. Copy of the same. [One page and a quarter.]
May 7. 42. Justices of Peace for co. Hertford to Henry Coghill, Sheriff. Certificate of measures taken for relief of the poor in the half hundred of Hitchen and part of the hundred of Broadwater. [One page.]
May 7. [?]. 43. Statement by Sir Thomas Canon of rumours set abroad by servants and friends of Bishop Bridgman of Chester, respecting Sir Thomas, as reported to him by Henry Reynolds, in a letter from Wigan, dated 30th April last. It was reported that Sir Thomas must do penance for meddling with the Bishop, that he was a prisoner in the Fleet, and was esteemed but a cheater. [Three quarters of a page.]
May 8. 44. Petition of Peter Pett the younger to the King. The King has promised the petitioner a master-shipwright's place as soon as one shall fall. On the removal of Edward Boate an assistant's place to the shipwrights is void. Prays for that place until a master shipwright's place shall fall. [Half a page.] Underwritten,
44. i. Recommendation from the King to the Lords of the Admiralty for petitioner to be made an Assistant of the Navy. Whitehall, 8th May 1633. [Quarter of a page.]
May 8. 45. Certificate of Justices of Peace for co. Cornwall, of apprentices bound, rogues punished, and moneys for the use of the poor levied on offenders within the north division of the hundred of East. [One page and three quarters.]
May 8. 46. Receipt of Bishop Bancroft of Oxford for 400l. from Bishop Laud, to be paid to Richard Baylie, president of St. John's College, Oxford, towards Bishop Laud's buildings there. [Half a page.]
May 9.
Whitehall.
The King to Lord Treasurer Portland and Lord Cottington, Chancellor of the Exchequer. Warrant for felling 500 oaks in the Forest of Shotover and Stow Wood, co. Oxon, 1,000 in that of Waltham in Essex, and 500 in that of Alsenholt [Alice Holt] in Hants, for provision of plank for two ships to be built in 1634. [Copy. See Vol. ccxxviii., fol. 48a. One page.]
May 9. 47. Inigo Jones and others, termed in the indorsement Commissioners for Buildings, to the Council. They have viewed a brick wall in Pope's Head Alley, and in it a place to make water, set up by Oliver Neave, stationer. It is so ill made that it can be of no use, and will be very noisome. [One page.]
May 9. 48. Officers of the Navy to the Lords of the Admiralty. Have advised with the Masters of the Trinity House about the number of men fit to manage the Charles and the Henrietta Maria in the Narrow Seas, and concur with their opinion inclosed, that 250 men is a competent number. [One page.] Inclose,
48. i. Certificate of the Masters of Trinity House to the effect above mentioned. 8th April 1633. [Half a page.]
May 9.
London.
49. Council of the Society for Fishing to William Jones. Letter of attorney to transact all the business of that Society in foreign parts. Latin. [Three quarters of a page.]
May 10.
Westminster.
50. The King to the Dean and Sub-Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. Recommends George Cockes the younger, son of George Cockes, one of the Keepers of the Privy Council chamber, for election as a student of Christ's Church, on the next election. [Copy. One page and a half.]
May 10.
Sergeants' Inn.
51. — to Mr. Fanshawe and Mr. Keeling. According to his Majesty's command signified by Sec. Windebank, no further proceedings are to be had upon an indictment against Dame Mary Parkins and John Gibbons, for sending Penelope Parkins, daughter of Dame Mary, beyond seas to be a nun. [Unsigned. Half a page.]
May 10. 52. Anna Lady Wake to Edward Viscount Conway and Killultagh. Lord Conway having for 1,450l. granted to Mr. Moore and Mr. Pancefoot for Lady Wake, an annuity of 200l. per annum out of his lands in Ireland, with a further security upon his lands in Luddington, co. Warwick. Lady Wake agrees that if within four years, an approved security on other lands in England be substituted for that on Luddington, Moore and Pancefoot shall deliver up the security on Luddington. [One page.]
[May 11?] 53. Attorney General Noy to Sec. Windebank. The commission to the Lords of the Council delivered to the writer by Mr. Claydon, was not to exercise the office of Provost Marshal, but to give them power on occasion to constitute a provost marshal. In the commission at King James's going into Scotland, there were four other clauses. Sends two forms; one contains two only of the additional clauses in King James's commission, and is marked A, the other marked B contains them all. [One page.]
[May 11?] 54. Copy of the same. [One page and a quarter.]
[May 11?] 55. Another copy of the same. [One page.]
[May 11?] The King to Archbishop Abbot, Lord Keeper Coventry, Archbishop Neile, Henry Earl of Manchester, Keeper of the Privy Seal, Robert Earl of Lindsey, Great Chamberlain, Thomas Earl of Arundel and Surrey, Earl Marshal, Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Lord Chamberlain, Theophilus Earl of Suffolk, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, Edward Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain to the Queen, William Earl of Salisbury, John Earl of Bridgewater, Lord President of Wales, William Earl of Exeter, James Earl of Carlisle, Henry Earl of Holland, Henry Earl of Danby, Edward Viscount Wimbledon, Henry Viscount Falkland, Edward Viscount Newburgh, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Francis Lord Cottington, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Thomas Edmondes, Treasurer of the Household, Sir Henry Vane, Comptroller of the Household, Sir Thomas Jermyn, Vice Chamberlain, Secs. Coke and Windebank, Sir Robert Naunton, Master of the Court of Wards, Sir Julius Caesar, Master of the Rolls, and the others of the Privy Council who shall not attend the King in his journey into Scotland. Commission to appoint a Provost Marshal, or Provost Marshals, under the Great Seal, as in their judgment shall be thought necessary, with power to apprehend and punish raisers of tumults and other rebellious persons, together with such other clauses as were contained in a similar commission of the late King, when he went into Scotland. [Coll. Sign. Man., Car. I., Vol. xiii., No. 99. This is the commission marked B alluded to in the preceding letter.]
May 11. 56. Minutes by Nicholas of business to be transacted this day by the Lords of the Admiralty: among them, settle instructions for Capt. Plumleigh; warrants for two ships to be built next year; refer the incroachments on Admiralty jurisdiction to the Attorney General; victuals for the Vanguard and the Henrietta Maria; order on Sir Henry Marten's report touching Sir William Killigrew; appoint gunner for the Maria; two prisoners of Capt. Powick's company; with other matters. [One page.]
May 11.
Wallingford House.
Lords of the Admiralty to Officers of the Navy. To send to the Lord Treasurer and Lord Cottington the names of proper purveyors to make choice of the 3,000 trees to be felled for the ships to be built in 1634. [Copy. See Vol. ccxxviii., fol. 47a. Half a page.]
May 11.
Wallingford House.
The same to the same. To give order for converting the trees mentioned in the preceding entry into plank. [Copy. Ibid. Third of a page.]
May 11.
Wallingford House.
The same to [the Officers of the Ordnance]. To allow the owners of the Elizabeth and Anne of London, 300 tons burthen, to furnish that ship with iron ordnance at the usual market in East Smithfield. [Copy. Ibid. Half a page.]
May 11.
Whitehall.
The same to William Drake, collector of Tenths at Bristol. Warrant to pay out of his balance of 224l. 13s. in hand, 200l. to Edward Nicholas for his salary for one year to Michaelmas last, for attending to the affairs of the Admiralty. [Copy. Ibid., fol. 48. Half a page.]
May 11.
Wallingford House.
The same to Officers of the Navy. To enter Peter Pett the younger as one of the Assistants of the Master Shipwrights at Chatham. [Copy. Ibid., fol. 48a. Third of a page.]
May 11.
Wallingford House.
Order of the Lords of the Admiralty to the Officers of the Navy. To consider whether no parts of certain cordage in the storehouses at Deptford, Chatham, Portsmouth, and Woolwich, said to be decayed, might be of use in his Majesty's ships. [Copy. See Vol. ccxxviii., fol. 49. Third of a page.]
May 11.
Whitehall.
Lords of the Admiralty to Capt. Richard Plumleigh, Captain of the Antelope and Admiral of the ships employed for guard of the coast of Ireland. Instructions. He is to receive directions from Lord Deputy Wentworth for his transportation into that kingdom, and after having landed him is to scour the Irish Seas within certain specified limits, to prevent depredations by Turks and pirates. He is to acquaint the Lord Deputy with his proceedings and obey his directions. [Copy. See Vol. clvii., fol 127. Four pages.]
May 11.
Whitehall.
Order of the same made on the report of Sir Henry Marten upon a petition of Capt. Richard Bradshaw, referred to Sir Henry on the 12th January last. The report stated that Capt. Bradshaw, being bound for New England in the Elizabeth of London, came to anchor within the command of Pendennis fort, and there was bilged upon an anchor of the Compass of Horn, Peter Tuneson master, whereby the Elizabeth and her cargo sustained 2,000l. damage. Capt. Bradshaw caused the Compass to be arrested, and her rudder to be carried ashore. Sir William Killigrew, captain of the fort, had notice of the arrest, and his lieutenant, on the 3rd April 1632, was told of a suspicion that the Compass would escape that night, there being at the time about 60 Dutch vessels in the harbour. That same evening the Compass was towed out of the harbour by boats from the other Dutch ships, the lieutenant of Pendennis refusing to take means to stop her. Sir Henry reported that the damage to the Elizabeth was done by the Compass injuriously and insolently; that the Compass escaped with the privity of the lieutenant of Pendennis; and that Sir William was liable either to pay what condemnation should pass in the Court of Admiralty, or to present to justice the Compass with her master, within six weeks after condemnation, fitted and furnished as at the time of the escape. The order was, that Sir William Killigrew should see that the Compass of Horn and her master, or some other of the Dutch ships that were in her company, were stayed within three months, and detained to answer justice, or else that Sir William should be liable to make the petitioner satisfaction. [Copy. See Vol. ccxxviii., fol. 52. It may be doubted from its place in the Register whether this order was not made on the 21st May 1633. Five and a half pages.]
May 11.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
57. Mayor and Aldermen of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the Council. Certificate of their proceedings as Conservators of the River Tyne from Michaelmas 1632 to Easter following. [One page and three quarters.]
May 11.
Whitehall.
58. Certificate of Edward Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain to the Queen, that Edmund Fortescue is a servant to the King, being a sewer to the Queen, and is to enjoy all such privileges as belong to their Majesties' servants. [One page.]
May 11. 59. Edward Viscount Conway and Killultagh to Richard Burges, of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, innkeeper. Lord Conway being indebted to Burges 20l., to be paid on 21st October next, binds himself for that payment in the sum of 40l. Underwritten,
59. i. Receipt of Richard Burges for 20l. in full. 25th February 1635-6. [Letter and receipt, one page.]
May 13.
Theobalds.
60. The King to Sir Robert Ducie, Sir Maurice Abbot, and others, designated in the indorsement as Commissioners for Burlamachi's business. Edward Misselden, Deputy Governor of the Merchant Adventurers in Holland, has furnished Philip Burlamachi with moneys for the King's service, whereof there remains unpaid about 13,000l.; forasmuch as Misselden has therein engaged not only himself but his friends, whereby their credits are endangered, the persons addressed are to take order that they be satisfied of their full debts out of Burlamachi's estate as soon as possible, and that Misselden be next satisfied. [One page.]
May 13. 61. Attorney-General Noy and Sir John Banks to the King. Report on the petitions of James Auchterlony (Vol. ccxxxvi., No. 34) and Sir James Levingston (Vol. ccxxxvii., No. 39). The arrear in question amounted to 2,940l. at Lady Day last. The other facts are stated much as they appear in the petitions, and are submitted to the King's judgment. [One page.]
May 13. 62. Copy of the same, with a marginal memorandum that the 2,940l. was miscalculated, and should be 3,040l. [Two pages and a half.]
May 13.
Whitehall.
63. Council of the Society for Fishing to Capt. John Mason, Captain of the St. Peter. Appointment to be admiral of the fleet set forth for the fishery by the Lord Treasurer. [Draft with memorandum of Nicholas underwritten that on the 11th inst., Mr. Bradley, servant to Capt. Mason, brought him the same, and stated that the Attorney General had struck out the part which gave Capt. Mason power to appoint a deputy, but said the rest was well. Half a page.]
May 13.
Mincing Lane.
64. Officers of the Navy to the Lords of the Admiralty. No order yet taken for the further victualling of the Vanguard and the Henrietta Maria, nor munition from the Officers of Ordnance yet sent down. The men must of necessity forsake the ships unless they may speedily be provided for. [Indorsed as received the 15th inst. One page.]
May 13.
Tottenham.
65. Sec. Coke to Sec. Windebank. The bearer, Mr. Traves, is the only man intrusted in the state of Mr. Lee. With the advantage of farther time he may give contentment to all the creditors; if by the impatience of a few he be overpressed all the rest will suffer. [Three quarters of a page.]
May 13.
Bristol.
66. Capt. Thomas James to Nicholas. The Ninth Whelp is so near ready that he intends to have her forth in the road on the 15th, save that the gunner is not come down with his stores. Prays Nicholas to move the Lords and the Lord Deputy that he may have their pleasure in writing, and to hasten the gunner. A rumour that there are two Biscay pirates in the channel. The merchants importune the writer to be gone. [Three quarters of a page.]
May 13.
Westminster.
67. William Poe to Humphrey Fulwood, secretary to Sir John Coke, at court. At Fulwood's departure from Westminster, he was in such haste that the writer could not confer with him. As he seemed to be discontented with a particular letter, the writer has drawn another, and begs him to get the King's hand to one of them. Would have had an end of the business at the Council table more than a year ago but for the persuasions of Fulwood and William Boswell. Will be with him ere it be long, and bring what he promised. [One page and three quarters.]
May 13.
Dover.
68. Mayor and Jurats of Dover to Sir Edward Dering, Lieutenant of Dover Castle and of the Cinque Ports. The postmaster's deputies and the hackneymen of Dover and Canterbury have admeasured the highway between those two places, and have set up posts at every mile's end, and expressed the same to be fifteen miles and a quarter. Since which they demand 3s. 9d. for every horse hire, which is 9d. more than the ordinary rate. On complaint, the writers called before them the postmaster's deputy and some of the hackneymen and found them resolute therein. They have done the same without commission from his Majesty or the Lords. Beg him to present this complaint for redress. [Copy attested by Sir Edward Dering, who has added that Edward Whetstone is the name of the postmaster's deputy, and has stated the names of the hackneymen. One page.]
May 13. 69. Opinion of Sir John Lambe on the propriety of condemnation without judicial process for notorious offences. He instances that they who write in justification of the condemnation of John Huss at the Council of Constance make this one of their greatest reasons. [Written for some one whom he styles "your Lordship." Three quarters of a page.]
May 14. 70. Petition of John Stewart, of Coldingham, to the King. For reasons heretofore related to the King, and as an effect of his bounty in preserving the petitioner from ruin, prays a grant of so much money due and to have been paid to the King before Michaelmas, 1631, as will amount to 6,000l., he paying a full third part thereof, as it shall be raised, to the King. [Half a page.] Underwritten,
70. i. Minute that the King grants the petitioner's desire, and directs the Lord Treasurer or Chancellor of the Exchequer to give the necessary warrants. Theobalds, 14th May 1633. [Quarter of a page.]
May 14. 71. Petition of Sir Thomas Canon to the same. Some of the servants of the Bishop of Chester have insolently affronted the service upon which petitioner was lately employed, and the Bishop has dispersed causeless criminations against petitioner's moderate proceeding therein, not forbearing before the High Commission in which the cause depends. Prays inquiry. [One page.] Indorsed,
71. i. The Lord Keeper, Lord Privy Seal, Lord Cottington, and Sec. Windebank are to call before them the Bishop of Chester, the petitioner, the notary who assisted in the service, and the servants of the Bishop, and to certify his Majesty what they find. Theobalds, 14th May 1633. [One page.]
May 14.
London.
72. Sir Theodore Mayerne to Sec. Windebank. The Attorney General has sent the writer a patent prepared in favour of his wife, by the King's order, signified by Sec. Coke. Begs Windebank to procure the King's signature before he puts foot in the stirrup for Scotland. [One page.]
May 14.
West Dean.
73. Dr. Matthew Nicholas to his brother Edward Nicholas. Relates minutely the circumstances of an accident to his cousin [sic] Ned, [apparently Edward Nicholas's son] at school. In some boy's sport he had been dragged down backwards by a schoolfellow, who rolling above him broke his arm. Describes the care taken by the schoolmaster [Pinkney], and by Burges the bone-setter, "a plain country man whose only skill is much experience." Regrets that Nicholas has such ill luck with a gelding which the writer has sold to him. Begs him to send it back. [Two pages.]
May 14. Indenture between Spencer Earl of Northampton of the one part, and Sir Henry Compton of Brambletye, co. Sussex, and Ralph Fox of High Holborn, gentleman, of the other part. For payment of 5,668l. being the proper debt of the Earl mentioned in the schedule annexed, the Earl demised to Sir Henry Compton and Ralph Fox the manors of Erith and Leasnes, co. Kent, and all lands of the Earl in Erith alias Leasnes, Crayford, Bexley, Plumstead, and Welling, in Kent, and the manors of Clerkenwell, Canonbury alias Canbury, and Cutlers, in Middlesex, as also all lands of the Earl in Clerkenwell, Canbury alias Canonbury, and Cutlers, Islington alias Iseldon, Kentish Town, and St. James in Clerkenwell, and all that capital messuage called Crosby House in the parish of St. Helen's, London, and all lands of the Earl in the same parish, and the rectory or parsonage impropriate of the same. To hold for 12 years at a rent of 12d., with a covenant on the part of the lessees to apply the proceeds in payment of the debt Annexed,
i. Schedule of the debts above mentioned, being bond debts of the Earl, in which the lessees Compton and Fox were his sureties. The principal debts were 1,040l. to Sir. George Simeon, 2,080l. to Sir Ralph Freeman, 1,040l. to Thomas Fotherley, and 600l. to the King. [Case B., Car. I., No. 11 Two skins.]
May 15.
Star Chamber.
74. Order of Council. In the list lately settled of the number of men fit to be allowed in the King's ships, the Charles and the Henrietta Maria have assigned to them 260 men a piece. Two hundred and fifty men shall be the settled complement of each of them when employed in the Narrow Seas. [Three quarters of a page.]
May 15.
Theobalds.
75. The King to —. Recommends Thomas Baldwin, M.A., son of the King's ancient servant James Baldwin, for a Fellowship in their house. [Half a page.]
May 15.
The Hague.
76. Elizabeth Queen of Bohemia to Bishop Laud. Recommends to him Dr. Rawley, chaplain to King Charles, who has a suit which depends on the Bishop's favour. [Three quarters of a page.]
May 15. 77. Sec. Windebank to Robert Earl of Somerset. The King is very ill satisfied with the Earl's answer returned by Sir Robert Carr concerning the jewel belonging to the Crown, and observes besides the manner of putting it into Sir Robert's hand, and not addressing it to his Majesty nor to the writer. The substance was an evasion or device to elude his Majesty's command which he much resents, and the rather because the Earl, having been many years in some nearness to his Majesty's father, to whom he owes his fortune, should better understand how to treat with his Sovereign. Besides, his present condition is not fit for a scorner. His Majesty will be no longer delayed, but will take another way in case of a second refusal. The Earl is therefore to send the jewel by the bearer. [Dated in the corner 15th May, but indorsed "16th May 1633. Minute to the Earl of Somerset, by his Majesty's commandment." Three quarters of a page.]
May 15./25.
The Hague.
78. John Dinley to Sir Thomas Roe. Mr. Herbert Crofts's brother has brought news of the restoration of the Palatinate which has been so long a stale. The Chancellor protests he has done no more than execute his master's designs. The administrator is to pay 60,000 dollars, the Swedes reserve Manheim wherein they hold a garrison of 300 men. The Electorate dignity is confirmed by the last assembly of the four circles, among whom Sir Robert Anstruther has well bestirred himself. They refer themselves to the honour of his Majesty what he should contribute to the common cause. Four great kings are now upon the stage to mediate a public peace; England, France, Denmark, and Poland; all but France concur in the opinion that no peace can be had without entire restitution of honour and country. Both armies are in the field. The Prince of Orange is approaching Rhineberg. The Queen has sent him the young Elector to be acquainted with war betimes. [Two pages.]
May 16.
London.
79. Charles Lord Lambert to Humphrey Fulwood, secretary to Sec. Coke. Came to the court soon after Mr. Secretary had departed. Lord Robartes in his answer has confessed good matter against himself. The writer will proceed with his cause. Has written to the Secretary to have an eye to their proceedings. Their hope is by means of some great man to compound the business with the King. Has also entreated a letter to the Lord Deputy concerning the suit his Majesty was pleased to grant him in that kingdom. Wishes him to receive it before he goes from hence, which will be in three weeks. Has brought with him to town a proper young gentleman, whose estate after his father will be about 2,000l. per annum. He is best seated of any man in Cornwall. Wishes he were married to one of the Secretary's daughters. The Countess of Monmouth is his aunt; his name, Trevanion. He is to remain in Lincoln's Inn. Suggests to Fulwood to speak to the Secretary therein. [Two pages.]
May 16.
Ware.
80. Sir Francis Nethersole to [Sec. Windebank]. His pillow and second thoughts have suggested that if the Secretary should write to the court at Newark, and would let Sir Francis know there his success with Burlamachi, he might either certify his Majesty of his complying or procure a recharge. Wishes the Secretary also to let the Queen of Bohemia know what he has done for her service, Burlamachi's people on that side having a custom to dissemble the orders he gives them, if he do give them when he says he doth. [One page.]
May 16.
Bristol.
81. Robert Kitchen to the Officers of the Navy. Yesterday the ship [the Ninth Whelp], was carried into King Road, and last night the purser (Mr. Morgan) and the gunner came down from London, and the gunner expects his store on Saturday morning the 18th, which being aboard the captain intends to ply away with all conveniency. This morning Capt. Cooper's man is come down with a warrant under the seal of the Admiralty to attach William Brooke, the boatswain John Greene, and the gunner Joseph Dudley, and to bring them to London. Capt. James was before the mayor with Capt. Cooper's man, showing him that if these principal officers be taken away it will cross him of his proceedings. A report that there are picking pirates in the Channel about the Land's End. [One page.]
May 16.
Bristol.
82. Capt. Thomas James to Nicholas. States the facts respecting the preparation of his ship which appear in the preceding letter. Yesterday by sound of drum he warned all his company aboard; this morning, at the instant of high water, came Francis Adams, servant to Capt. Cooper, and employed by him, and arrested the boatswain and said he intended to do the like by the master and gunner, which were newly come down in his company from London, where if he had had anything to say to them he might have done it. Upon this malicious hauling back of his Majesty's service, the writer acquainted the mayor, who would have taken a sourer course, but the writer prayed that Adams might have favour as a stranger employed by his master, Capt. Cooper. Begs Nicholas to inform the Lords that the writer has not given way to process out of the Court of Admiralty, signed only with the Deputy Registrar's hand, and dated in April last. Intends to sail on the 21st. [Two pages.]
May 16. 83. Notes by Sec. Windebank, indorsed "Composition for knighthood." They refer to Cornwall, and contain the names of seven persons, who had apparently disputed the amount to be paid by them for composition money. The seven persons are Sir Francis Godolphin, Hugh Boscawen, Edward Cosowarth, Thomas Hort, Samuel Pendarvis, John Moyle, William Keckwidge [Kekewich]. There is also — Trevanion in the list, but without any amount. [Third of a page.]
May 16. Memorandum entered on the Admiralty Register of the delivery of the estimates for the Antelope and the Ninth Whelp to Mr. Railston for the Lord Deputy of Ireland. [See Vol. ccxxviii., fol. 49. Fifth of a page.]
May 17.
Whitehall.
84. The King to Robert Earl of Warwick, Lord Chief Justice Richardson, Sir Nicholas Coote, Sir William Courteen, and the rest of the Commissioners of Sewers for the levels of Eastham, Westham, Dagenham, Havering, &c., in Essex. Recommends George Glanville, gentleman, servant to the Queen, for Clerk of the Sewers for those levels. [Half a page.]
May 17.
Westminster.
85. The same to the Lord President of the North. The readiness of Thomas Viscount Fairfax to advance the King's service in those parts invites the King to continue him in the number of councillors there as he was before the late renewing of the commission. The Lord President is to give order for the oath to be administered to him, and to assign him such place as belongs to that dignity. [Copy. One page.]
May 17.
Westminster.
86. The King to the Lord Treasurer, the Earl Marshal, Edward Earl of Dorset, Edward Viscount Wimbledon, and Secs. Coke and Windebank. Commission to inquire into the state of the Office of the Ordnance, with power to summon a jury and hold an inquisition respecting the same. Latin. [Two pages.]
May 17. 87. Sec. Windebank to the King. The Deputy for the States came to the writer, as being referred to him by the King for his resolution concerning the ship of sugars. The writer represented that the Resident having lately pressed the King in that business with passion and importunity, he was inclined to have given a sentence in favour of the Hollanders, but seeing that the Deputy had fallen into the like and a greater impertinency, adding to his pertinacious demand of a definitive sentence, a threatening of making a truce in case of delay or refusal, the King resented this boldness so highly that a sentence definitive should be given in favour of the Spaniard; and for this he might thank his own passion and miscarriage. To this he replied that the demand of a definitive sentence was by a resolute commandment from his masters; for the menace of making a truce, he vows with the greatest imprecations that can be, it never so much as entered into his thoughts. He admits using the word accommodement, which he says had relation merely to the case of this particular ship, which was intended to be accommodated by composition. He further acknowledged that in a discourse with a great person in court, which he desired him to represent to the King, he said, that if the Hollanders could not have liberty of retreat with prizes into the King's ports, they could not continue the war at sea, but must be forced to a truce. He is extremely perplexed and hopes for a more favourable answer on this explanation. The writer acquainted him how much the King resented the insolency committed lately under his Majesty's own fort upon the Dunkirkers, and that the King demanded justice upon the delinquents, reparation of honour, and restitution of the goods. He is to use his best intervention for the King's satisfaction. The writer wishes to know if he is to signify these particulars to Mr. Boswell, the agent in Holland. [Draft not concluded. Indorsed, "Minute to his Majesty. Sent by post." One page and three quarters.]
May 17.
Stamford.
88. Sec. Coke to Sec. Windebank. Received his letter and acquainted the King with the good Knight's [Sir Francis Nethersole's] quickness in pressing the calamity of that man [Burlamachi] who Coke hopes will in time approve his intentions to be honest, and chiefly in what concerns his Majesty's service, whose justice and favour towards him deserve no less. Sends the privy seal to Burlamachi signed. Hitherto they have had a prosperous journey: were yesterday feasted at Worksop by the Earl of Exeter, and his Majesty dines and hunts this day with Lord Willoughby in his way to Grantham. He is most cheerful and enjoys the love and dutiful demonstrations of his subjects in every place. [One page.]
May 17.
Chatham.
89. Capt. Phineas Pett to Nicholas. Understands his sister Pett pursues him with daily complaints to the Lords of the Admiralty for default of payment at his appointed time. Protests he could not help it. His son fell dangerously sick, and certain arrears could not in consequence be prosecuted. Will pay her before the end of this term. [Three quarters of a page.]
May 17.
Bristol.
90. Mayor of Bristol to the same. Relates the circumstances of the arrest of the boatswain and intention to arrest the master and gunner of the Ninth Whelp, by Francis Adams, servant to Capt. Cooper. Conceiving it to be done in a malicious mannner and that it much interrupted his Majesty's intended service, he had discharged the boatswain and recommended the business and process to consideration. [Three quarters of a page.]