Charles I - volume 310: Undated 1635

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1635-6. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1866.

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Undated 1635

1. Answer of Dr. John Farmerie, commissary for Archbishop Laud for co. Lincoln, to so much of a letter of the Archbishop of York as concerns the French and Dutch inhabiting the isle of Axholme. The strangers there were about 200 families, most of them French. Two years since the participants, by the approbation of the bishop of that diocese, sent a Dutch minister among them, one Bontemps, who introduced the Geneva discipline. The Archbishop of York complained thereof which complaint the Bishop of Lincoln shortly after answered by a certificate, fabricated by Mr. Dalby, his chaplain, and his secretary, Walker. Thereupon, Bontemps went away beyond seas, and the people not understanding English, were without a minister for two years. Farmerie, perceiving their inclination to conform, has sent among them Dr. Cursol, who officiates among them very conformably in the consecrated churches of Belton or Epworth, and not in the new-built wooden house where Bontemps officiated. [1 p.]
2. Petition of Cyprian Bambery, clerk, to Archbishop Laud. Was presented to the rectory of Barlborough by Sir John Rhodes, but refused institution by the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, the cause being that the bishop had endeavoured to procure the living for his own chaplain. States various proceedings taken to stay the institution of Dr. Love for whom the bishop had procured a presentation from the Lord Keeper, he being also master of Bennet College, Cambridge, prebendary of Lichfield, and rector of Eckington which lies near to Barlborough. Alleges the illegality of Dr. Love's presentation and prays relief from the Archbishop. [¾ p.]
3. Petition of Matthew Goad to the King. The parsonage of Barrow in co. Chester was held in commendam by Dr. Forster, Bishop of Man. On his decease, in February last, petitioner procured a presentation from the Lord Keeper for his son Thomas Goad, M.A. But in the meantime Bishop Bridgeman of Chester procured the patron of Barrow to present his son, Dove Bridgeman, who suddenly got institution from his father and was inducted before the Lord Keeper had notice of the vacancy. As the trial of a quare impedit must of necessity be in the county palatine of Chester where the bishop and patron are of great power and the King's prerogative and petitioner's son are like to undergo a most unequal trial, petitioner prays a reference to the Council. [1 p.]
4. Petition of Richard Facey and divers others of Bradworthy, Devon, to the Council. On petition of William Lange, clerk, vicar of Bradworthy, the Council had referred a petition presented by the petitioners to Sir Nathaniel Brent, the Bishop of Exeter, and Edmund Arscott, and petitioners were summoned to appear before the referees at Exeter. Before the day appointed for hearing petitioners attended the referees, but could not obtain the favour to know the cause to which the reference related and at the time appointed appeared and desired liberty to send for their witnesses to prove their complaints, but they were not permitted to do so, the desire of the said Lange being that petitioners should free him of a charge of barretry whereof he stood indicted at the last assizes. Pray that their witnesses may be examined. [¾ p.]
5. Plan of the aisles or nave and aisles of the cathedral church of Chichester. [Indorsed by Archbishop Laud. On a strip of parchment.]
6. Particulars of the yearly rent of the lands and tenements of Thomas Pennington, of Chigwell, Essex. Value of lands lying in Chigwell, 209l. 10s., in which "the great mansion house wherein he now dwelleth, with 30 acres of land is set down at 40l., and a messuage and 32 acres in the occupation of Henry Withers at 20l. Lands in Stepney are valued at 107l. 10s. per annum, a marsh in West Ham at 100l., and a messuage in Leadenhall Street at 14l. [Indorsed by Sir John Pennington. 2 pp.]
7. Account of a dispute between Bishop [Wright of Coventry and Lichfield] and the Canons of Coventry respecting the right of the canons to continue to occupy the old palace of the bishops of that see as a canonical residence. The bishop alleged that their occupation had been only permissive, and that he had withdrawn the permission, the occupation of the house in that manner having become a nuisance to the bishop's residence. [3 pp.]
8. Petition of Richard Dean, a servant at Dover Castle to the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, to the Council. Petitioner having fourteen prisoners under his custody in Dover Castle, brought them to London to certain prisons at a charge of 40l. Prays payment. [½ p.]
9. Account of various small receipts and payments headed, "For Mr. J. R." It is connected with co. Devon. [1½ p.]
10. Similar account entitled "For Mr. Hussey" and endorsed "Mr. White." [¼ p.]
11. Petition of William Rowland, of Derbyshire, gent., to the King. Sir Robert Heath, late Attorney-General, about seven years since persuaded petitioner to undertake the pre-emption of lead ore in Derbyshire, and promised to support petitioner with money and merchants, and made him your Majesty's agent by commission, in which service petitioner spent two years time and 300l. of his own estate. But Sir Robert, under pretence that pre-emption could not go on unless certain mines called the Dovegang were taken away, inveigled petitioner, deluding him (an unskilful young man) by fair words and promises, and telling him what great service he should do his Majesty, in dispossessing the true owners thereof, the Earl of Dover, Sir Abraham Dawes, and others, for effecting whereof petitioner spent about 300l. more, and Sir Robert Heath not a pound. Having gained the mines, Sir Robert neglected the King's service of pre-emption, aiming only at his own profit, and about three years after the mines were gained, took a lease of the King for 1,000l. per annum. Likewise Sir Robert employed petitioner to settle the tithe of lead ore in the High Peak, which when he had effected, Sir Robert contracted with the Lady Devon [Devonshire] for 2,500l., of which sum how much accrued to his Majesty, petitioner is unacquainted. Prays a reference to the Council to examine into these matters and relieve petitioner, who spent time and estate in the King's service, and never received one farthing of his charges, but lately three score and four half crowns in silver, thereby to take off his testimony. [¾ p.]
12. Petition of Henry Earl of Dover, Sir Abraham Dawes, Sir John Dalton, and George Drywood, to the King. On a former petition the King promised to hear their cause about their mines, in case after hearing in the Duchy Court they found cause to appeal to him. Petitioners have had no success in the Duchy Court. Pray to be heard in his Majesty's presence, and that no new lease be granted. Petitioners will settle a good revenue upon the Crown, as they only have hitherto endeavoured and not Sir Robert Heath, whatever he may pretend. [½ p.]
13. Petition of Edward Archer, clerk, M.A., to Archbishop Laud. On the interference of the Archbishop, Lord Cottington ordered that petitioner should be paid 40l. per annum out of the rectory of Enfield [Enville], co. Stafford for officiating the cure there, to be paid by Mrs. Frances Fowke, wife and committee of Anthony Fowke, rector of Enfield. She refusing an attachment was granted out against her, upon which she has made her appearance and justified her contempt, and on the Tuesday then next she is to show cause. Prays the Archbishop to write or speak to Lord Cottington on his behalf. [¾ p.]
14. Petition of Sir Robert Gordon, the King's servant, to the King. King James by privy seal granted petitioner for the Abbey of Glenluce 2,000l., with a resolution to annex the same to the bishopric of Galloway, which privy seal was renewed by the present King. Petitioner has received neither principal nor interest, nor the profits of the abbey these 13 years, extending now to 4,450l. as by a certificate under the hands of the Bishop of Ross and Dr. Whytfourd. In satisfaction of the said 4,450l., petitioner prays a grant of a reversion of the place of either Gulston or Moyle, two of the three prothonotaries of the Common Pleas, that of Bromley being already granted in reversion. [½ p.] Annexed,
14. i. Fiat of his Majesty (unsigned) that upon bond by petitioner to be deposited with the Archbishop of Canterbury for surrendering the Abbey of Glenluce in favour of the Bishop of Galloway, the Attorney General should prepare a grant of the reversion of the office petitioned for. [½ p.]
15. Information concerning the then present state of the college of Higham Ferrers, to be used by Archbishop Laud's Vicar General on the metropolitical visitation. The college was founded by Archbishop Chicheley and given by Henry VIII. to Robert Dacres on condition of his maintaining two chaplains, a schoolmaster, and 13 beadmen, the nomination to which offices being subsequently given to the corporation of Higham Ferrers. The college possessions were much improved but the stipends for the chaplains continued the same. [1 p.]
16. Names of all the chambers used for lodgings, and of certain other rooms, in Lambeth House. Ninety-seven apartments are enumerated, most of them by the offices or names of their occupants, thus:—"The Lord's chamber at the end of the gallery toward the orchard: the Chamberlain's chamber near the Lord's chamber; Mr. Webb's chamber; the Gentleman Usher's chamber; Mr. Wilson's chamber." [2 pp.]
17. List of the wards within the City of London, number of houses in each ward (save one), and what each pays towards a fifteenth. [1 p.]
18. Assessment of the ward of Walbrook, London, to be paid instead of a fifteenth, with the names of the residents and the sums to be paid by each person. [7 pp.]
19. Names of poor inhabitants of the precinct of St. Mary Abchurch, in the ward of Walbrook, deemed fit to be eased of their fifteen. [1 p.]
20. Petition of William Hudson, bailiff of the liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster in the Strand, to the Council. According to writs directed to him from his Majesty, and an especial order from the Lords, for cleansing the streets within his liberty, he has caused proclamation to be made, and has committed two persons that transgressed the command, and has oftentimes gone from house to house to signify the King's pleasure that they should not suffer their servants to fling ashes or other soil in the streets. By this his diligence the streets are kept more clean and free from soil than they have been for many years before, yet by reason of the late foul weather he could not procure them to be thoroughly cleansed. Prays release from his commitment and he shall in all things conform himself to their commands. [2/3 p.]
21. "Proceeding of the passage upon the river of Medway from Maidstone upwards, since the order" of the Council. By taking down the wears and one foot bridge, and cutting down some wood on the banks, boats have passed since Hallowtide last, five miles up the river with two tons and brought down six tons and a half. The chief hindrance arises from undertenants who oppose the towing of boats upon the bank sides. Robert Scoles, who holds a small farm between Maidstone and Farleigh Bridge, has arrested two of the watermen that fetched down the King's ordnance, upon an action of trespass, in going upon his land to tow their boat. The navigation would be daily improved if the towage were freely suffered. It is prayed that means may be directed for quiet towage and that Robert Scoles may not proceed in his suit. [1 p.]
22. Minute of petition of the town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to [the Council ?]. Henry Hilton had erected a brewhouse at South Shields, thereby forestalling the resort of ships to Newcastle and withdrawing the inhabitants from that town. The town of Newcastle having sued Hilton in the Exchequer, that court had pronounced a decree in favour of Newcastle, but Hilton had procured a stay of the decree until the King's pleasure were known, and in the meantime continued his brewhouse. The King having referred the matter to [the Council ?], and a question having been raised whether the bishop and dean and chapter of Durham should not have notice to attend the referees, the object of the present paper is to make it appear that the question did not concern the bishop and dean and chapter. [See Dom. Car. I. Vol. cclxxxii. No. 100, and other previous papers. 1 p.]
23. Account of what the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford, ought to receive to their own use out of the revenues of that college and what they do receive, also what allowance is to be made to the students out of the revenues of the house by the foundation. [3¼ pp.]
24. Notes by the Librarian of Bodleian Library of donations recently made to the library, apparently written with the design that Archbishop Laud, the chancellor of the University, should make some courteous acknowledgment to the donors. Mr. Gardiner of the Inner Temple had given 20l., and other sums had been given by Hutchins, a merchant, and by Trussell, a draper, and books by Fetherston, the stationer. On the other hand the Company of Stationers were very negligent in sending their printed copies. It is suggested that a message from the Chancellor would quickly remedy that neglect. Dr. Mumford had heretofore made show of willingness to bestow out of his library those books which the Bodleian had not. [1 p.]
25. Archbishop Laud, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, to a college in that university, unnamed. Understands his power in point of coercion in case they should do anything concerning the fortifying a pretended election to the proctorship in their college, contrary to the order expressed in his former letters. Requires them to abstain from all practice on this point until they should hear from him his final determination in point of right. [2/3 p.]
26. Valuation in the First Fruits Office of the benefices belonging to Merton College in Oxford, with the names of the incumbents of four of them, inserted by Archbishop Laud. [1 p.]
27. Minute of petition of the Warden and Scholars of Merton College, Oxford, to the King. The college questioned a lease for 5,000 years unduly taken from them. Of the lands in this lease 22 acres had been taken into the King's great park of Nonsuch, and the remainder was in the possession of Mr. Good. The college were ready to confirm the King's title but disputed that of Mr. Good. [1½ p.]
28. Petition of the Mayor and Commonalty of Plymouth to the Council. Upon petition of petitioners and certificate of Sir Francis Glanville, Sir James Bagg, Sir Nicholas Slanning, and others, of the great decays of the harbour of Catwater, a reference was made to the Lord Chief Justices of the King's Bench and Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron to consider the best ways and means for raising money to repair the same. They have now made their report. The harbour decays daily, and should it not be repaired before winter a far greater sum than by computation it will now cost will not do it. Pray letters patent for raising monies according to the certificate of the referees. [2/3 p.]
29. Petition of Nicholas Blake to the King. In 1625 petitioner, being mayor of Plymouth, was required by Lord Treasurer Ley to collect monies in Devon, Somerset, and Dorset, and pay the same to John Beare and others, and he also engaged himself and his friends for money disbursed in clothes and provisions for the Cadiz expedition. After many years attendance he procured his account to be audited by Lord Treasurer Weston and Lord Cottington in 1632, when 624l. 6s. 4d. was found to be due to him. Has suffered imprisonments and great expenses in lawsuits, and has been enforced to sell his estate to pay his debts. Being 80 years of age he prays a warrant for passing a privy seal for repayment of the 624l. 6s. 4d. [1 p.]
30. Francis Oglethorpe, porter of the Castle of Pontefract, to the same. Desires to know whether his Majesty continues the purpose to have the castle and church repaired; whether coals should be digged in the park, and Credling Park be passed away. If the King wished to have the castle and church repaired the petitioner would upon warrant collect money in arrear sufficient to repair it. [See Dom. Car. I. Vol. cclvii, Nos. 125, 126. ½ p.]
31. Petition of William Earl of Newcastle to the King. Gilbert, late Earl of Shrewsbury, bequeathed by his will that after his debts and legacies paid, a hospital should be built at Sheffield, co. York, for the maintenance of 20 poor people, and should be endowed with lands of the yearly value of 200l., and of his will made Sir Ralph Winwood, deceased, and petitioner his executors. Prays licence for building the said hospital, and that the same may be incorporated. [½ p.]
32. Petition of the Vergers of St. Paul's, London, to Sir John Lambe, Dean of the Arches. Thomas Chapman by his will gave a legacy of 12d. weekly to be paid by the parish of St. Pancras, Soperlane, every Sunday morning for ever, to some fit person to keep clean and decent the preaching place of St. Paul's Cross. During the repair of the church the sermons appointed for the Cross were removed from the yard into the quire, and ever since such accommodation as by the will was intended for sweetness and decency of the pulpit has been provided by petitioners. Since the removal legacies and gifts for sermons to be made at the Cross have been paid to those who preach within, and by the equity of the will the legacy of 12d. weekly is payable to those who do the service. Pray payment. [¾ p.]
33. "Some particulars considerable" concerning the repairs of St. Paul's in London. Money collected in Middlesex was stated in many cases not to be paid into the chamber, and sums outstanding were in danger to be lost through neglect in collection. The receipts this last year had fallen short 10,000l., and the payments had exceeded. [½ p.]
34. List of Clergy in the archdeaconry of Huntingdon, co. Herts, with the sums contributed by each of them towards the repair of St. Paul's. The first entry is, "Ashwell, Mr. Herbert Palmer, vicar, 20s." [2 pp.]
35. List of shops and houses at the great north door of St. Paul's. Nineteen shops are enumerated, nine being those of booksellers, one that of a bookbinder, three of clasp-makers, and the remainder were occupied by a paper-seller, an ale-house keeper, a scrivener, a small barber, a dealer in pins, points, and walking-staves, the parish clerk of St. Faith's, and an old widow. The names of the tenants are stated. [Endorsed by Archbishop Laud. 2½ pp.]
36. Statement of matter in controversy between the town of Stamford and William Dugard, master of the free school. Two years since a commission issued forth of the Court of Chancery concerning the misemployment of lands and goods given to charitable uses. The commissioners, being informed by the schoolmaster of Stamford that lands given to the free school were concealed by the aldermen and burgesses, examined the matter, but when they were about to return their certificate the schoolmaster appealed to the Lord Keeper, in Easter term 1634, and secretly obtained a commission directed to such commissioners as himself selected, which commission upon petition of the aldermen and burgesses the Lord Keeper made stay of, and directed the Clerk of the Crown to name commissioners, which was done, but the schoolmaster refused to join in executing that commission, and took to his own use divers sums of money of other persons for letting them have the said commission to serve their occasions, and has now commenced suit against the aldermen and burgesses in the High Commission Court in spite of various offers of settlement. [1 p.] Annexed,
36. i. Copy of the petition of the Aldermen and Burgesses of Stamford to Lord Keeper Coventry, above mentioned. William Dugard, schoolmaster of Stamford Free School, upon pretence of concealment of lands, and that he is not bound to teach the children of the town without salary, had procured a commission upon the Statute of Charitable Uses directed to commissioners named by himself. Pray that petitioners and Dugard may friendly agree who shall be commissioners, or else that the Earl of Exeter may nominate the same. [1 p.]
36. ii. and iii. Two lists of names, probably those of commissioners suggested in this matter. [= 1 p.]
37. Petition of Inhabitants of Orton and other parts of Westmoreland to the Council. There is a ford over the river Lune called Salterwath, near Hawse House, which is extremely dangerous to passengers, being a high road to towns of great trade in Yorkshire, Westmoreland, Cumberland, and Scotland, especially for wool and woollen cloth. Some persons have been cast away, and many in imminent danger, for want of a bridge. Pray letters to the justices of peace for Westmoreland to take a course that the inhabitants of the whole county may give contribution for building the same. [Copy. The original signed by 47 of the principal persons in that neighbourhood. 1 p.]
The King to William Masterman. Lease of the granges of Sheltwood and Sidnall, with other lands in cos. Warwick and Worcester, for 21 years under the yearly rent of 20l. 15s. 4d., the lessee covenanting to endeavour the recovery of the said lands, by suit in law, with a proviso, that if he do not recover them within six years the lease to be void. Also the lessee covenants not to compound with Lord Windsor or other pretended owner. [Docquet.]
38. Remonstrance of Sir William Balfour, Lieutenant of the Tower, as to the inconveniences of erecting workhouses for making gold and silver wire in the Irish mint within the Tower. The reasons alleged to the contrary are:—1. The danger arising from sparks of fire in a situation near the magazine of powder unassayed: 2. Danger from ingress and regress of persons of mean condition to the place where his Majesty's crown jewels and chief wardrobe, besides the records of the kingdom, are kept: 3. Increase of danger in any visitation of the plague: 4. Inappropriateness of the erection of a common workhouse for wire-drawers in his Majesty's chief castle and palace, and that close to his lodgings: 5. The Tower Gates being opened only four times a day at set times, the workmen must lose much time in ingress and regress. [1 p.]
39. Petition of Christopher Babham to Sec. Coke. Having presented to the late Lord Treasurer the informations and petition annexed, he promised petitioner a reward, and also signed an order for payment of 70l. due to petitioner upon the fee of gentlemangaoler which still remains unpaid. Prays a renewal of the order, that the Secretary will take the informations into consideration. [½ p.] Annexed,
39. i. Petition of Christopher Babham to Lord Treasurer Portland. Has been employed in the King's service for the better part of his life, to the peril thereof in the time of the great plague, when he attended the Receipt of the Exchequer, after which he served in the office of gentlemangaoler in the Tower, as also in paying and receiving moneys for victualling the Navy, and in posting day and night to expedite the King's service, by reason whereof the King became indebted to him 70l. upon the fee of gentleman-gaoler, besides 200l. disbursed to Sir Allen Apsley for provisions in the Navy. Prays warrant for payment of the 70l. [¾ p.]
39. ii. Information relative to tricks practised by creditors of Sir Allen Apsley, and also by the executors and others appointed to investigate his accounts. Of the latter persons it is said "that they know full well how to satisfy the creditors with a little, and by an old art they have can reduce stuff sufficient for a whole suit to a Welshman's button." [1 p.]
40. Petition and answer of Dame Lucy, widow of Sir Allen Apsley, to the Council. Petitioner having been called upon to show cause why 400l., received upon the sale of the manor of Waddington, co. Lincoln, by Mr. Saunderson, should not be paid to Sir Allen Apsley's creditors, she offers that 220l. part of the said 400l. was disbursed in passing the seal for the grant and in suit with the tenants of the manor, and the remainder of the 400l. was delivered to Mr. Alcock for preparing the accounts of Sir Allen Apsley. Petitioner has undergone the burthen of breeding the children of Sir Allen Apsley ever since his decease, but has received no part of his estate. Prays a commission to some person of quality to examine the accounts. [½ p.]
41. Orders and Articles presented to the consideration of the Council for maintaining the quay and landing-place of Wells Ducis, Norfolk, with the names of ten of the inhabitants underwritten. Non-inhabitants were to pay for every last of corn or chaldron of coals delivered at the landing quay 2d.; and for every ton of goods 4d.; no vessels to remain at the quay longer than ten days upon pain of 2s. per day. [2/3 p.]
42. Case prepared by or on behalf of Bishop White, of Ely, respecting the validity of a grant made by his predecessor, Bishop Andrewes, to Matthias Taylor and Rowland Bradford, of the constableship of the Castle of Wisbeach for their lives and the life of the survivor, the said grantees having subsequently covenanted with Bishop Andrewes that they would not demand of him any of the fees of their office in kind, but accept of an annual payment of 40 marks only. Taylor received the 40 marks from Bishop Andrewes and his successors, but he being dead, Bradford now requires the fees in full. [2⅓ pp.]
43. Petition of Christopher Wren, Dean of the Free Chapels of Windsor and Wolverhampton, to Francis Lord Cottington, Master of the Court of Wards and Liveries. Petitioner's predecessor demised lands of the deanery of Wolverhampton to Sir Walter Leveson deceased for three lives at a rent of 38l., with proviso for re-entry on non-payment. The rent being in arrear petitioner had re-entered, but Thomas Leveson, sometimes his Majesty's ward, pretended title and procured an information to be preferred against petitioner in the Court of Wards, and obtained an injunction. Thomas Leveson being above 24 years of age, petitioner prays Lord Cottington to dissolve the injunction, and cause Thomas Leveson sue out his livery. [1 p.]
44. Muster Roll of the foot forces charged on co. York, as viewed by order of Viscount Wentworth, Lord Deputy, Lord President of the North, and Lord Lieutenant of that county. The total number was 12,226, of whom 6,703 were armed with muskets, and 5,523 with corslets. [Parchment.]
45. A roll of the numbers of all men of able bodies in co. York between 16 and 60. Total number 87,689. [Parchment.]
46. Petition of Edward Ayscough to the King. Has spent 5,000l. and one and twenty years, and has left the profession of the law, to do the late and present King service, and above 20,000l. had been brought to the crown by petitioner's labours upon the commission of old debts, as also 80,000l. upon the commission of fees. Petitioner has also certified upon the commission of alum that there is now due to the crown 62,900l. 16s. 10d., and that 151,086l. 14s. 8d. had been paid, of which the alum farmers should have freed the crown. Prays order for some reward. [½ p.]
47. Petition of the same to the same. His Majesty having granted commissions to inquire what persons had imported Spanish tobacco contrary to the proclamation, and to compound with delinquents, prays a grant of 1,000l. out of the compositions, with a privy seal to Sir Abraham Dawes for paying the same. [½ p.]
48. The King to Edward Ayscough. Grant of — out of sums to accrue to the King by the commission of fees. [Probably a form attached to one of Ayscough's petitions. Seven lines.]
49. Petition of Arnold Bassett, lieutenant to Capt. Thomas Kirke of the Sampson, to the Lords of the Admiralty. Petitioner complained to the Earl of Lindsey, Lord General of the late Fleet, of abuses of the master and purser of the Sampson, and upon examination of the petitioner the Commissioners [Officers] of the Navy certified that they had found and discovered 400l. Prays for satisfaction for his attendance out of the said money. [¾ p.]
50. Petition of John Behoulte to the Council. Henry Underwood, petitioner's brother-in-law and one of the attorneys of the Common Pleas, being trusted by petitioner, sold the lease of a house of petitioner's in the Old Jewry, London, to one Woodcock for 140l. against the good liking of petitioner who had expended thereon 340l. Underwood had appropriated the money to his own use, and for want thereof petitioner was cast into prison. Prays that he may have his house and trading again, repaying the 140l., and that Underwood and Woodcock may be sent for. [1 p.]
51. James Earl of Carlisle to —. Received the enclosed from the King last night, with command to read it and restore it to the person addressed. Missing him that morning at court, now sends it to him with hearty good morrow. [1 p.]
52. Petition of Patrick Dunbar to the King. In June last, going to his own house with his brother and servant, petitioner was set upon by three brothers of the Dunbars of Hemprighs, James, Rengen, and Robert, who dangerously wounded petitioner and his partners before they could draw their weapons, yet it pleased God so to preserve them, that two of their adversaries were killed in the same conflict, whereupon John Dunbar, eldest brother to the said brethren, pursued petitioner to his uncle's house, hoping there to have found him, but failing of his intent, he with his associates burnt the uncle's house with all his goods, and caused his sister to murder the wife of petitioner's servant, lying in her bed with a sucking child in her arms. Petitioner has divers times endeavoured a reconciliation by sending religious men to them to mediate an agreement. Prays the King's protection for himself, his brother, and servant, until they may safely repair home to procure their peace. [2/3 p.]
53. Petition of George Dyneley to the King. Having been entreated by divers citizens and dwellers in the suburbs, complaining of the insupportable wrongs of aliens and foreigners, petitioner drew a petition in their name, which was presented to his Majesty by Sec. Windebank and referred to the Council, by whom order was made to the Attorney General, and afterwards letters directed to the Lord Mayor, for an account of the numbers of aliens. Before the return of those letters which petitioner attended, some other person took the opportunity to press the business, excluding petitioner, and for all his charges and two years pains he cannot get so much as a place. Prays the office of under chamberlain or chief clerk in the corporations of the suburbs for life. [2/3 p.]
54. Petition of Catherine Dyer, wife of John Willson, to Francis Lord Cottington. Petitioner was daughter of James Dyer, late of Grove Park co. Warwick, who was brother to Lord Cottington's mother. After her father's death she was for a while brought up with her uncle George Dyer, and by him put to service to a mistress that by a blow struck in her nose dejected her fortunes in marriage. Ever since she has been enforced to take hard pains for her living, as her poor husband doth for his, and their labours now failing them, they are in more want than ever. Prays Lord Cottington to extend to petitioner some relief. [2/3 p.]
55. Petition of Annie, wife of Robert Eliott, mariner, to the Lords of the Admiralty. Petitioner's husband has deputed her to prosecute against Capt. John Hide, of St. Katherine's, for the recovery of 35l. wages during her husband's employment in the Freeman, of London, 3½ years as quartermaster in her voyage to the Straits ended Michaelmas 1634. The 35l. has been detained by Capt. Hide out of malice, besides insufferable injury done to her husband by imprisonment at Zante and since his return to England. Prays that Capt. Hide may not be permitted to put to sea again (which he is preparing to do) without paying the 35l. and making satisfaction for her husband's imprisonment, and that the examination of the premises may be referred to Sir Maurice Abbot and Sir George Sandys, merchants interested in the said voyage. [¾ p.]
56. Petition of Emanuel Fenton, searcher of the port of Hull, to the Council. There was a warrant from the Lords on the 27th February last for stay of two ships of Hull, on complaint of the Merchant Adventurers of London that those ships were lading woollen cloth contrary to the proclamation. Many merchants entered woollen commodities before Candlemas Day, but no man was suffered to ship them after that day. The master of the Salem (now in question) cleared his ship on that day in the morning openly, and petitioner out of ignorance suffered it to pass away. Prays their favourable consideration. [¾ p.]
57. Petition of Robert Godfrey to Sec. Coke. About nine years past his Majesty, by Sec. Conway, commanded petitioner to stay in England, and granted him a pension of 100l., which, however, he never received, for the late Lord Treasurer ordered him to quit the arrears amounting to 475l., together with the patent itself, for 100l. Prays that some order may be taken for his relief. [2/3 p.]
58. Brief outline by Capt. Vincent Harris, of his services at sea. He had been in the East Indies, with Sir Kenelm Digby in the Mediterranean, with the Earl of Warwick in the West Indies, with Sir David Kirke to Canada, in the King's service over to Holland, and in the Narrow Seas, and thus had spent complete 10 years. [¾ p.]
59. Petition of Robert Handcock, William Handcock, and Peter Davie, brethren, in Cornwall, tinners, to Sec. Windebank. Petitioners have, for two years, laboured in the in-gathering of their debts for payment of their own debt, to which end, since Michaelmas last, they have come three times to London on foot for procuring some order to that end, but not being able to deal with their debtors in that way, nor no longer able to subsist by reason of their impoverishment in the pursuit of their own, they are forced to fly the country, and now come up again to fall down at his Majesty's feet for some relief. Pray the Secretary to present their request to his Majesty, that he will signify to Lord Robartes, Thomas Hearle, justice of peace, and Joseph May, minister of St. Austell, that they call petitioners creditors before them and take order for some reasonable time to be assigned them for payment of their debts. [1 p.]
60. Petition of Robert Henley to the King. Upon great services done to the late Duke of Buckingham and his estate, petitioner was promised his Majesty's favour and protection. Has been troubled by references and commissions from within 12 days after his admission to his office, which is now almost nine years past. Is well content to answer all persons for anything that they can object against him, so as the King's power and countenance be not added thereunto. Prays an enlargement of the powers of the Lords referees, as well to examine witnesses on petitioner's part as on the part of the prosecutors, and that they may have power to determine all allegations and questions concerning the fees, rights, and usages of his office. [2/3 p.]
61. Petition of Edward Hext to the Council. Petitioner was but nine years old at the death of his father, whereupon Andrew Walton, under colour of a trust, entered into petitioner's means and received 300l., but affirmed that he maintained petitioner, which was denied. Walton having threatened to burn petitioner's deeds, a bill was filed in Chancery, and references made to Sir Edward Salter and Pedaliel Harlow, but in spite of these proceedings, Walton secured an order to be drawn on the 11th November 1633, which was not entered. Prays that his deeds may not be burned, but his cause heard, the trust discovered, the deed produced, and his estate settled. [¾ p.]
62. Petition of William King, a poor distressed prisoner, to Sec. Windebank. Prays him to have some mercy on a wretch who has no manner of maintenance but a halfpenny in bread one day, and a farthing another, except he can get now and then twopence or threepence in writing for pickpockets and felons. Beseeches his release on bail or as the Secretary shall think fit. [¾ p.]
63. Petition of [Agnes] Lady Lamplugh, "derelict," to Archbishop Laud. After the decease of her husband [Sir Thomas Lamplugh] she laboured to have his will proved at York, but being countermanded there by the High Commission, she has ever since attended the Court of Delegates, expecting a final sentence therein. During this delay her violent adversary entered upon her personal estate, converting the remainder of her desolate fortunes to his own use, leaving not so much as her clothes. Prays the Archbishop to recommend her cause to Sir John Lambe and the rest of the judges of the Court of Delegates that she may receive "expedite relief." [1 p.]
64. Petition of John Lanyon to the King. Petitioner has found out the art of staining woollen and linen in any form and in a variety of colours, such as will endure both washing and wearing, and also a way of covering houses and galleries flat without lead. Using divers sorts of Indian colours in his way of staining, he lately understood of a parcel of blockwood brought for England, which is seized by the searchers at the Custom House, and by law ought to be burnt. Prays warrant for delivery of the said blockwood to petitioner for use in his way of staining. [¾ p.]
65. Petition of William Leach, prisoner in the Fleet, to the Council. Is committed for an abuse done to Smith, a messenger, in the execution of a warrant. Confesses his fault, expresses contrition, and prays pardon. Is a poor innkeeper, likely to be undone by his imprisonment. [2/3 p.]
66. Petition of Luke Leake, grocer, to the Council. His brother Zacharie Leake, lately deceased, having two places under the Lord Mayor for life, one being a saltmeter's place, and the other a yeoman's of the waterside, about four months before his decease contracted with George Hickins for the sale to him of the saltmeter's place for 230l., whereof Hickins paid petitioner's brother 10l. The Lord Mayor, Sir Robert Parkhurst, being entreated by petitioner's brother for the resignation of the said place, according to the custom of the City, refused to give consent, and has since sold the saltmeter's place for 240l., and the other place for 366l. 13s. 4d., whereupon petitioner, being executor to his brother, is sued by Hickins for 300l. damages. Prays the Lords to give such order as they should think meet. [1 p.]
67. Petition of Sir James Levingston to the King. The lands granted by King James to Sir John Levingston in the marshes of Sutton and Gedney, co. Lincoln, were in reward of faithful service for 30 years. He disbursed 550l. for the same, and his son, the present petitioner, has paid 475l. for 2½ years rent, and is to pay 190l. yearly for ever. He has also paid 500l. arrears of rent, and his father and mother have expended 1,000l. in suits, and have not gained half what was granted. The information of the great profit made of Sutton Marsh is a mere suggestion and can never be proved. The matter was referred to the Commissioners of the Revenue, but they have not had time to examine the same, and in the meantime the Attorney-General has commenced a suit on his Majesty's behalf. Petitioner is utterly disabled to wage law with any, much less against his Majesty, at whose feet he prostrates himself and his distressed fortunes. Prays order to the Attorney-General not to proceed against petitioner, but that he may enjoy the benefit of his grant according to the intent of his Majesty's father. [Endorsed "Lady Gorges." 1 p.]
68. Petition of Thomas Lunsford, prisoner in the Fleet, to the Council. The Lords directed petitioner to show their order of 29th September last to Sir Thomas Pelham, which he was to answer. Sir Thomas having returned his answer, petitioner prays the Lords to commiserate his tedious imprisonment of four years, without any crime committed by himself, and to grant him his liberty upon such conditions as he is able to perform. [½ p.]
69. Petition of the same to the Court of Star Chamber. Has continued a prisoner these four years, and by his miserable restraint his estate is ruined, his children undone, and his distressed wife and himself both taken dangerously sick, she for sorrow at his absence, and himself for want of fresh air and exercise. Prays leave to go to his own house in town, giving bond to render his body to the Fleet again so soon as he shall recover his health, or the Lords shall think fit. [½ p.] Annexed,
69. i. Certificate of Alexander Leighton, M.D., that Thomas Lunsford is sick of a putrid fever, and to enter on a course of physic in that close and corrupt air is almost as dangerous as the disease itself. [2/3 p.]
70. Petition of the same to the Council. Has, these many weeks, been very sickly, and of late grievously tormented with the mortal disease of the stone in the kidneys, all which is occasioned by his strait imprisonment, as has formerly appeared by his doctor's certificate. Prays for liberty to recover his health by physic, fresh air, and exercise. [2/3 p.]
71. Petition of Edward Manestie, M.A., chaplain to the late Bishop Lindsell, of Hereford, and of Thomas Bird, M.A., clerk, lately the King's servant in the Isle of Rhé, and then corrector of the King's printing house in Blackfriars, to the King. It is too frequent a thing to vitiate copies of books after they come from the licenser, and schismatical additions have been inserted to the disquiet of both state and church. Besides which, divers books unlicensed are continually divulged. Petitioners have found out a means whereby state and church may be secured from such inconveniences, viz., that books allowed shall not be corrupted; before examination, books shall not be divulged; libellous and illiterate books may be suppressed; faults of printing be amended; and if future ages think fit to reprint, one uncorrupted copy shall certainly be to be had. Prays reference for consideration to Archbishop Laud and Bishop Curle of Winchester. [1 p.]
72. Paper in explanation of the proposal contained in the preceding petition, corrected by Sir John Lambe, by whom it has been endorsed "Project for an Office to view Printed Books." [1 p.]
73. Petition of Darkus [Dorcas] Mott, wife of Robert Mott, of the parish of St. Mary Matfelon, Whitechapel, to Sir John Lambe, Dean of the Arches. Petitioner in July last was served with process out of the Court of Arches, to appear in Bow Church, to answer Ellinor Garrison in a cause of defamation. Petitioner was well able to prove what she had spoken against Ellinor Garrison, and retained Mr. Pearce as her proctor, but he did not perform the trust reposed in him, whereby petitioner's adversary has examined her witnesses, and petitioner's witnesses have not been examined, and so the cause is to proceed to a hearing. Prays that sentence may be suspended until petitioner's witnesses be examined. [¾ p.]
74. Petition of Robert Multon to the Council. At the importunity of George Bing of Kent, petitioner entered into many bonds as surety on his behalf. Bing being "cast in his fortunes," endeavours to satisfy his creditors by sale of his lands, but petitioner in the meantime is daily threatened with arrests. Prays a recommendation to his Majesty for a protection for two years, in which time the creditors may be satisfied. [¾ p.]
75. Petition of Peter Newton, the King's servant, to the King. Thomas Isaack being called to account by Lord Treasurer Portland for rents received by him on wine licences in Devon and Cornwall, amounting to 2,300l., has paid 1,500l. into the Exchequer pretending for that sum to have compounded for the whole charge. Petitioner prays a grant of such sum as he shall discover to be due from Isaack. [1 p.]
76. Petition of William Nead, archer, to the same. The King approved the use of the bow with the pike, and authorized petitioner to teach the same, and published a proclamation to command the general use thereof. Petitioner thereupon laid out his whole estate of 600l., and is much indebted by furnishing himself with ammunition pertinent, but, by the evil example of the City of London, this service is now wholly neglected, and the King's proclamation contemned. Prays a command to the Lord Mayor that those of the trainbands fit to exercise arms may forthwith furnish themselves with such ammunition so that petitioner may sell those he has provided, and that delinquents who refuse may be proceeded against. [¾ p.]
77. Petition of Daniel Nys to the King. Sets forth that he had served at Venice the English ambassadors Wotton, Carleton, Wake, and Lord Carlisle, and had disbursed 2,000l. sterling for the maintenance of Wake's house and to enable his wife to return to England. He had also purchased the principal paintings of the Duke of Mantua and maintained Signor Laniere and his servant in his house for a long time without charge. The statues and paintings of the Duke of Mantua he could have resold to Cardinal Richelieu at a large profit, but hearing that the King desired to have them, he laid aside all other thoughts in order to comply with the wish of his Majesty. Unfortunately the persons on whom he drew in England not being paid in time his credit was destroyed and he was obliged to leave his business, at a loss of 100,000 crowns of effects which he had in several places. He had paid every one, partly in money and partly in deposits which he promised to withdraw at Christmas 1634. That time being past, and he not able to redeem his pledges, he is in danger to be entirely ruined. On the advice of Rowlandson the King's agent he had settled in this country and had proposed various ways of procuring money (among them plans for improvement of the streets and healthiness of London), but these things could not be put in practice quickly, wherefore he prays a reference to some persons to consider the nature and value of the articles he has pledged and his propositions in reference to them. [French. 1 p.]
78. Daniel Nys to the same. Offers to show a way by which frauds in the Customs may be prevented, and to make it clearly appear what it will bring in yearly. By way of recompence he asks the management of the office that it will be necessary to erect, for himself and his children for their lives; and in payment of what is owing to him, and compensation for his cabinet, full of the most noble and exquisite rarities, he requires for six years the fifth of what the Customs will yield in excess of the present return. [French. ¾ p.]
79. The same to [Sec. Windebank.] Offer similar to the above, with the addition that the anticipated increase in the receipt to the King, from the customs is set down at 10,000l. per annum. [French. ¾ p.]
80. Petition of John James Price of Llantilio Grosseny, co. Monmouth, to Archbishop Laud. Petitioner being an illiterate man, with a weak estate to maintain a wife and six children, William Powell, clerk, a potent man, having four benefices at neither of which has he preached these six years, has raised divers causeless suits against him (as by a particular annexed appears), the burthen whereof is insupportable to petitioner being near 80 years old. At this moment Mr. Powell has six suits depending against petitioner, and threatens to leave him not worth a groat. Mr. Powell being a man of a turbulent spirit and common disturber of his parishes by frivolous suits, petitioner prays the Archbishop to take order for petitioner's peace. [¾ p.] Annexed,
80. i. Account of the number of suits above mentioned, all brought within six years, viz., 4 in the Consistory Court, 3 in the Court of Arches, 7 before the Council in the Marches of Wales, 2 in the Star Chamber, 1 in Chancery, 4 in the Common Pleas, and 5 in the King's Bench. [1¾ p.]
81. Petition of Sir Anthony Pell, the King's servant, to the King. Petitioner having preferred his bill against Sir James Bagg and others in the Star Chamber, by order of the late Lord Treasurer of 29th November [1634], the same was to be brought to hearing with all expedition. The cause is now set down for hearing on Wednesday next, but the Attorney-General has inserted a cause on the King's behalf to be heard the same day against Camry and others. Prays the King to dispense with the hearing of this cause for that day, and that petitioner's cause may then be heard. [Probably presented in October 1635. 1 p.]
82. Petition of William Pickering and Ursula his wife to Archbishop Laud, Lord Keeper Coventry, the Earl of Manchester, Lord Privy Seal, and the rest of the Council. Petitioners, with John Barker and Anne Soare, being sued in the Star Chamber, repaired to town to obey such order as should be given by the Court, and in their journey were served with a warrant directed to them [?] and one Ellegant, another defendant, to answer such things as might be objected against them. Ellegant not having appeared, petitioners stand committed to prison until they bring him forth. Being in prison they have no means to find him out, and by being kept in prison the first-named petitioner (being a servant of Lord Craven) will be utterly undone. Pray their discharge upon answering the information and putting in security to stand to the judgment of the Court. [¾ p.]
83. Application of Jerome Earl of Portland for return of a bond entered into by his late father and himself as a security to Sir John Winter for 4,000l. lent to the King; and also of a note of hand given by the earl to Sir Richard Young for 2,000l. advanced by him for the King's use, one half thereof having been paid into the Exchequer and the other half to the Queen. The earl desires that Sir Richard may take the nurse's receipt and the tally instead of the earl's note. [1 p.]
84. Richard Bee to Endymion Porter at his house over against the new Exchange in the Strand. The writer's old mistress and Porter's children were in good health. Porter's tenant John Huyns is in hand to assign over his bargain of Porter's land to Richard Canninge. Porter should condition to have his 40l. rent due paid. [1 p.]
85. Frances Viscountess Purbeck to Sec. Windebank. Comes to him after a long and heavy sufferance to beseech him to second the suit she has made to his Majesty by the Queen, that seeing she has done nothing to draw his new displeasure upon her, he would take off his further indignation against her, and accept her casting herself at his feet to ask his pardon for anything she may have been so unfortunate as to offend him in, and not to cause her to perish like a banished woman in a foreign country for want of means to subsist. When she last saw the Secretary she could not have suspected that any of the former violent proceedings against her could have been renewed. [¾ p.]
86. Petition of John Rudd, one of his Majesty's drums, to the King. The King formerly gave command that the English march should be practised and taught to be beaten throughout the kingdom, whereby the train bands might be furnished with able drums. Complaint is made in sundry places that such directions cannot be observed for want of skilful persons to undertake that service. Prays letters to the lord lieutenants whereby petitioner and his deputies may have the teaching of persons desirous to learn truly to beat the English march, petitioner and his deputies standing to the voluntary courtesy of the country to be rewarded. [¾ p.]
87. Minute of a similar petition, probably of the same petitioner, to the same. In this latter petition the petitioner does not make mention of his deputies, but asks that the deputy lieutenants should set down what yearly means should be allowed for his travel and pains. [½ p.]
88. Letters testimonial of Sir William Le Neve, Clarencieux, that Sir Henry de Shirley, eldest son and heir apparent of Sir Thomas de Shirley, was descended by his father from the ancient princes of the Saxons and Britons, and by his mother Frances, daughter of Henry Lord Berkeley, from the Kings of Denmark. [Latin. Draft. 1½ p.]
89. Statement [by Robert, Earl of Somerset,] of the manner in which the late King dealt with him respecting his estates forfeited on his conviction of the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury. The King sent the Earl of Carlisle (then Lord Hay) to him, and promised to make up an estate to him of 5,000l. per annum, partly out of lands at Winwick, co. Northampton, already in his possession, and the rest out of lands elsewhere. The King's promise remaining unfulfilled, the earl applied to the king, through Lord Carlisle, on his journey to Scotland, (A.D. 1617,) and at Huntingdon a warrant was signed for passing to the earl 3,000l. in fee-farm rents, which with his lands in co. Northampton, worth about 900l. per annum, were all he had received. [¾ p.]
90. Petition of Lucy Staveley, wife of Arthur Staveley, to Archbishop Laud and Lord Keeper Coventry. By order of 4th June last the persons addressed ordered petitioner to repair to and live in her father's house in co. Leicester, and that her husband should pay her 40l. a year for alimony. Petitioner repaired to her father's house, but his estate is so far weakened by the large portion paid with her in marriage (above 2,000l.) and by the charge of boarding her, her child, and servant, that he is unable to contribute further to her relief, and her husband has sent her word that he will pay her alimony no more. Prays relief. [1 p.]
91. Petition of Richard Best, late prisoner in the King's Bench, to Archbishop Laud, the Earl of Manchester, Lord Privy Seal, and the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Lord Chamberlain. On a petition to his Majesty, the differences between William Trumbull, deceased, and petitioner were referred to the persons addressed. Prays them to call Mr. Trumbull's son before them to the end those differences may stand still submitted to their doom and judgment, and that petitioner and Thomas Best his son may have their warrant to call all the offenders mentioned in the petition to be examined. [¾ p.]
92. Petition of Richard Thorowgood to the Lords of the Treasury. There is due to petitioner a fee of sixpence per diem by patent in consideration of his service in the Star Chamber as butler. He is two years and a half in arrear at Midsummer, amounting to 22l. 16s. 3d. Prays order to Sir Robert Pye for present payment. [½ p.]
93. List of seven letters and papers of John White of Dorchester, probably seized in his study. All the papers enumerated in this list have been found in the Domestic and other collections of State Papers, (except perhaps the last of them,) and most of them have been already described in published volumes of the Calendars. [1 p.]
94. "Honest William," a name given to the writer by Lord Cottington, to the same Lord. Lord Cottington wished the writer to send him a discourse which he had lately addressed to the Lord "the World." Excuses himself on account of its having been written for the common people, and in a vulgar style, but if he merely wishes to look at it, the writer will send it to him as a new year's gift. [Latin. Seal with arms. ¾ p.]
95. Scornful comments by Sir John Lambe, on some paper or publication of Bishop Williams of Lincoln. [1 p.]
96. Information of some person unnamed, as to the way in which he was entrapped by George Walker, — Owen and — Powell, to give evidence on behalf of Bishop Williams. [2 pp.]
97. Petition of Robert Crosse and Toby Knowles, two of his Majesty's messengers in ordinary, to Sec. Windebank. Petitioners lately agreed with George Withers for his patent concerning the hymns and songs of the church for 21 years, and bound themselves to pay him yearly great sums of money for the same, and took off his hands near 400l. worth of the said hymns. State the causes which moved them to enter into this agreement, and beseech the Secretary to favour them in a question about to come to a hearing [respecting the right of the stationers or the patentees to bind up these hymns with bibles.] [Probably presented before the 11th June 1635. See article of that date in Vol. ccxc. no. 71. 1 p.]
98. Petition of — to the King. There frequently happening lamentable losses by fire to the utter undoing of the sufferers, and much trouble in gathering relief by briefs, being a continual charge to the subject often not without abuse, petitioner offers on receiving authority under the great seal, to insure all persons so much of their estates combustible as they shall conceive in danger of fire, not taking above 12d. per centum for so much insured, giving security to be approved of, and paying his Majesty for the first two years — 0l. per annum, and 500l. per annum afterwards during the term granted. Prays directions to the Attorney-General to prepare a grant accordingly. [¾ p.]
99. Petition of Peter Richaut, of London, merchant, to the same. There was consigned to petitioner, from St. Lucar, 21 chests of silver in bars, amounting to 10,000l., laden aboard the Hopeful Elizabeth of London, with order for its transportation to Dunkirk from the Downs, which ship before directions could be given is come up to London. Prays the King to admit the transportation to Dunkirk, with the usual favour in the safe convoy of the same, petitioner paying such duties as have been heretofore paid at Dover in the like case. [½ p.]
100. Petition of Pedro Janson de Bistoven and other merchants of Flanders to the Lords of the Treasury. In November 1632 petitioners ordered their factors in St. Lucar to put aboard for England nine bars and two bags of silver to be sent to petitioners in Flanders, with which design their factors in England acquainted the King, who gave warrant for such transportation, and the silver was laden for those parts. Robert Rookes, searcher of Dover, who knew the King's pleasure, made a seizure and sale of the said silver at 400l. under value, and brought 1,428l. 8s. into the Exchequer. His Majesty gave special command to his Attorney, Mr. Noy, to prosecute Rookes for contemning his Majesty's pleasure, and for restitution of the silver to petitioner, whereupon Rookes was imprisoned in the Fleet where he has been ever since, going at liberty where he pleases. His Majesty in November last gave petitioners a privy seal to receive the 1,428l. 8s. out of the Exchequer. Pray for an order that the assignee of petitioners may receive the same, and that the perquisites of Rookes's place may be sequestered until satisfaction be made. [½ p.]
101. Petition of Henri Louis Marie Dumeau Gironde to the King. Appeals for compassion upon the sickness in which he lies, being crippled and detained prisoner upon letters written out of France to his disadvantage at the instigation of his enemies, who, not contented with having persecuted petitioner in France, desire to take away his life and render him odious to his Majesty. His ancestors served those of the King, and he desires to live and die in his Majesty's service. He is tormented without cause by Cardinal Richelieu, who has driven him out of France without having a "fardin" to bring him to throw himself into the arms of his Majesty. [French. 1 p.] Annexed,
101. i. The same to Sec. Windebank. Letter inclosing the preceding petition. Protests that he cannot tell him anything more than he has already stated. Appeals with urgency to the compassion of the Secretary. [French. 2 pp.]
102. Precedents of Ambassadors restrained, committed to custody, or ordered to depart on account of their participation in intrigues against the governments to which they were sent. Range from 1523 to 1635. [Copy. 2 pp.]
103. List of English Preachers in the Netherlands, with an account of their several opinions and their endeavours to introduce Presbyterianism, laying aside the English liturgy and contending for the government of a Classis. [3 pp.]
104-107. See "Returns made by Justices of Peace".
108. See "Papers relating to Appointments in the Navy."