Addenda, Queen Elizabeth - Volume 30: March 1587

Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Elizabeth, Addenda 1580-1625. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1872.

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'Addenda, Queen Elizabeth - Volume 30: March 1587', in Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Elizabeth, Addenda 1580-1625, (London, 1872) pp. 205. British History Online [accessed 21 April 2024]


March 1587

March 23.
12. John Grys, of Ely, to the Lord President and Council of the Marches of Wales. Last Saturday, a French ship of 80 tons arrived at Portinllain, with certain Frenchmen well appointed, having a letter of marque from the Prince Cond´, which I examined, and enclose a copy. I brought the captain and four men on shore, and talking of their voyage, they asked on what coast they were; I told them, and offered them a pilot to guide them to Carnarvon, Beaumaris, or Chester. They refused, but asked the distance to Swansea and Cardiff. They stay to have a leak mended. They are strongly furnished for war. I will bear them company, daily feed them, and try to bring them into a trap, where the country may have the upper hand of them. [1¼ pages.]
March 29.
13, 14. The Queen to the Lord President of the North. You write to our Secretary that, on conference with the Wardens of the West and Middle Marches, you think it convenient to employ 200 soldiers to strengthen the Marches. You are therefore to levy the men in your lieutenancy, appoint them well chosen captains, and see them bestowed in garrisons, as thought meet by the Lord Wardens. We have given warrant for their monthly pay, with imprest, to be continued during pleasure. [Two copies, ¾ page each.]
March ? 15. Note by Wm. Slingsby of bills committed upon the Earl of Northumberland's tenants within the Middle Marches, since the first entering of the said Earl to his lands. [1 page.]