James I: Volume 2, June-July, 1603

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'James I: Volume 2, June-July, 1603', in Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610, (London, 1857) pp. 13-26. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/domestic/jas1/1603-10/pp13-26 [accessed 20 April 2024]


June-July, 1603.

June 1. Grant to Sir George Hume of the office of Keeper of the Great Wardrobe, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 5.]
June 1 ? 1. Commission to the Justices of the Peace, &c., to assist Sir George Hume, Master of the Great Wardrobe, in taking up workmen and provisions for the Wardrobe at reasonable prices, and to imprison all obstinate or disobedient persons who refuse compliance.
June 1. Grant to Thomas Price of the office of Steward of all Lordships called the Welsh Court. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 16.]
June 2. 2. Grant to Edw. Francis of the office of Paymaster to the Gentlemen Pensioners.
June 4. Lease, in reversion, to Edward Blofield of the site of the manor of Scotton, co. Herts, and others. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 17.]
June 4. Grant to Simon Willis of the office of Clerk of the Privy Seal, for life. [Ibid., p. 33.]
June 6. Grant to Sir John Trevor of the office of Steward and Receiver at Windsor Castle, for life. [Ibid., p. 5.]
June 6. 3. Thomas Saint Aubyn to the Council. Seizure on board a French ship of Roger Gwyn of Caernarvonshire, a seminary priest, by Captain Charles Cock and Captain John Fisher. Incloses,
3. I. Examination of R. Gwyn. Penryn, June 6.
June 7. 4. Allegations against the patent granted to Thos. Brigham and Humph. Wemmes by the late Queen, for pre-emption of tin.
June 7.
5. Proceedings in Council upon the revocation of the above patent on complaint of the Pewterers of London. With draft of a proclamation proposed thereon. [See June 16.]
June 7. Grant, in reversion, to Ant. Millington and his heirs of the site of the late Priory of Felley, co. Notts. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 17.]
June 7. Grant to Thos. and Hen. Jones of the office of Steward in South Wales, for life. [Ibid., p. 5.]
June 8. Grant to Geo. Earl of Cumberland of the office of Governor of the Scottish Borders. [Ibid., p. 4.]
June 8. Grant to Rowland White of the office of Constable of Carnarvon Castle, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 4.]
June 8. Grant to Thos. Crompton, of the office of Advocate General in Ecclesiastical Causes, during pleasure. [Ibid., p. 5.]
June 8. Grant to Sir Thos. Smith of the office of Latin Secretary, during pleasure. [Ibid., p. 5.]
June 8.
Proclamation that no man abuse the Earl of Tyrone. [Proc. Bk., p. 21.]
June 9. Grant, in reversion, to Roger Earl of Rutland of the office of Keeper of the Park of Beskwood and Clipston, co. Notts, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 4.]
June 10. Grant to Wm. Honing of the Clerkship of the Pavilions. [Grant Book, p. 1.]
June 10. Grant, in reversion, to Edward Anthony of a Clerkship of the Privy Seal, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 4.]
June 10. Grant, in reversion, to Levinus Munck of the Clerkship of the Signet, for life. [Ibid., p. 4.]
June 10.
6. E. Marks to Henry [Garnet, alias,] Walley. Recommends the bearer, Mr. W.
June 11.
7. The King to the Lord Mayor of London. Thanks him for admitting Mr. Recorder to that office upon his commendation of him.
June 11. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk., I., p. 90.]
June. 12. Grant, in reversion, to Richard Carmarthen of the office of Overseer of the Little Customs of London, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 2.]
June 16.
Proclamation revoking the patent for pre-emption of tin. [Proc. Bk., p. 22.]
June 16.
Warrant for breaking up of certain Jewels to make a Circle for the Queen, to be worn at her Coronation. [Warrt. Bk., I., p. 108.]
June 16.
8. The King to the Lord Treasurer and Chancellor of the Exchequer. To prepare a grant, in fee-farm, to Sir Edw. Stafford, of Exchequer lands, value 60£. per ann., because the King cannot grant him the office of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, promised him by the late Queen.
June 18. Grant to Hen. Williams of the offices of Receiver, Steward, and Keeper of the lordship of Builth, co. Brecon, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 14.]
June 18. Grant to Sir Thos. Erskine of the stewardship of Ampthill, for life. [Ibid., p. 11.]
June 19. 9. Order by the Duke of Lenox, and Earls of Shrewsbury and Cumberland, for suppressing disorders in the Queen's Court. Forbids persons not in attendance on her, the Prince, or Princess, to follow the Court.
June 20. 10. Transfer by Alex. Douglas to Wm. Say of his post as one of the Keepers of the Council Chamber, on account of his own return to Scotland. Annexed is,
10. I. Certificate of the admission of Alex. Douglas to join with Humphrey Rogers in the above office. Greenwich, May 13.
June 20. 11. Sir Vincent Skinner to [Sir Thos. Lake ?]. Sends a Privy Seal prefixed for payment of allowances for the Lieutenant, Gentleman Porter, and Warders of the Tower; also for the diet and charges of prisoners at the Tower, Gatehouse, and other prisons. The King has doubled the allowance of the Warders of the Tower.
June 21. 12. The Council to [Sir Thos. Lake ?]. Instructions to draw out a patent for a pension of 100£. per ann., granted to Sir Roger Wilbraham, for his willing surrender of the office of Keeper of the Records in the Tower.
June 21. Pardon to Edward Earl of Bedford of 3,000£. remaining unpaid of his fine of 10,000£., for joining with the Earl of Essex, and of all forfeitures for nonpayment of 2,000£. at the time appointed. [Docquet.]
June 21. Presentation for John Burchill to the vicarage of Boveytracey, dioc. Exeter. [Docquet.]
June 21. Grant to Thomas Tyringham of the Mastership of the Buckhounds. [Docquet.]
June 21. Grant to Robert Cooke, in reversion after Sir William Cooke, his father, of the Clerkship of the Liveries. [Docquet.]
June 21. Lease to Thomas Guillin of tenements in Southwark [Docquet.]
June 21. Warrant to pay to Lord Lumley certain sums for keeping the house, park, &c., at Nonsuch. [Docquet.]
June 21. Grant to Sir John Ramsay of 400£., free gift. [Docquet.]
June 21. Grant to Sir Edw. and Sir Hen. Carey of the office of Master of the Jewels, for their lives. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 1.]
June 21. Grant to Sir John Stanhope, and Charles, his son, of the office of Keeper of Colchester Castle, co. Essex, for life. [Ibid., p. 1.]
June 21. Lease to Sir Thomas Jones, and Henry and Thomas, his sons, of the manor of Llanbadarn Fawr and of the parsonage and chapel of Llanbadarn Abuseyth, &c., co. Cardigan. [Docquet.]
June 21. Grant to Wm. Wollascot, on surrender of Edward Martin, of the Surveyorship of the King's honours, &c., co. Berks. [Docquet.]
June 21. Grant, with survivorship, to Emanuel and Jeremy Alley, of the office of Water-Bailiff of Dover. [Docquet.]
June 21. Grant to Ric. Hale of the office of Sergeant-at Arms. [Docquet.]
June 21. Grant to Sir Wm. Eure of an annuity of 100£., for life. [Docquet.]
June 21. Grant to William Hume, in reversion after William Dobson, of the Clerkship of the Statutes and Recognizances taken before the Chief Justices, the Mayor of the Staple, and the Recorder of London. [Docquet.]
June 21. Grant to Henry Porter of the office of one of the King's Musicians of the sackbuts. [Docquet.]
June 21. Grant to Lord Montjoy of 200£. land, in fee-farm, of the Exchequer, and 200£. land, in fee-simple, of the Duchy of Lancaster. [Docquet.]
June 21. Grant of tonnage for five ships, amounting in the whole to 1,092 tons. [Docquet.]
June 21. Grant to [George] Buck of the Mastership of the Revels. [Docquet.]
June 21. Commission for the Master of the Revels to take up workmen and stuff. [Docquet.]
June 21. Grant to Thomas and Cuthbert Thursby, of the keeping of Wolles Park, in Yorkshire, parcel of Barnard Castle. [Docquet.]
June 22.
13. Warrant to the Court of Exchequer to cancel bonds given for payment of first fruits of church benefices, in certain cases.
June 22.
14. Grant to James Erskine, in fee-farm, of marsh lands in Kent, value 5£. 6s. 8d. per annum.
Docquet of the above. [Docquet, 21 June.]
June 23. Grant, in reversion, to Wm. Rainsford of the office of Clerk of the Crown, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 2.]
June 23.
15. Sir Fras. Godolphin and Chr. Harris to the Council. Proceeding relative to Roger Gwyn, the seminary priest. Incloses,
15. I. Examination of Roger Gwyn (or Wynn). His education in Spain. The numbers of Jesuits and Catholics in England, &c.
15. II. Confession of Roger Gwyn made to John Fisher. Design to kill the King and introduce Popery. [See June 6.]
June 23.
16. Proclamation recalling the commissions granted by the late Queen for warlike ships to take Spanish vessels as prizes.
June 23. Copy of the above. [Proc. Bk., p. 23.]
June 23.
Proclamation for the adjournment of part of Trinity Term on account of the plague. [Ibid., p. 25.]
June 24.
17. The Council to Sir George Carew, Lieutenant of the Ordnance. To deliver to Sir George Bourchier, Master of the Ordnance for Ireland, certain munition, to be sent into Ireland.
June 25.
18. Richard Bancroft, Bishop of London, to the King. Arrest of Dr. Cecill and other priests, taken at Gravesend. Creichton, a Jesuit, is at Calais. Incloses,
18. I. Relation by Dr. J. Cecill that he had been sent from the Ambassador, Sir Thos. Parry, with messages to the King. June 25.
June 25. Grant to Geo. Story, of the office of Keeper of Wandles Park, co. York, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 1.]
June 27. Grant, in reversion, to Hen. Lidd, of the office of door-keeper at the Exchequer, and of keeper of the Star Chamber, for life. [Ibid., p. 1.]
June 27. Lease to Sir Jo. Graine of lands, &c., co. York, &c. [Ibid., p. 17.]
June 27. Grant to Tho. Lord Howard and Hen. Howard, of the castle of Rising, and others, cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, and Lincoln. [Ibid., p. 17.]
June 28.
19. Sir Fras. Godolphin and Chris. Harris to Lord Cecil. Sends R. Gwyn, the seminary priest, under custody, to London.
June 29.
20. Mayor of Plymouth to the Council. Sends the examination of Rich. King, of Plymouth, who was three months in the gallies at Lisbon, but liberated by Capt. Andrews, a Scotchman. Incloses,
20. I. Examination of Rich. King. Went to sea to fight against the enemies of England; was captured by the Spaniards and sent to the gallies, but liberated through Capt. Andrews. 140 ships were preparing at Calais, and 20 more at Lisbon, where a proclamation was made to enlist all English, Irish, or Scotchmen, who would enter the service.
June 29. Lease to Humph. Clarke, in reversion after Jane Shelley, of the manor of Fakenhurst, co. Kent. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 12.]
June 30.
21. Camillo Cardoini, tutor of George Brooke, to Lord Cobham. Sends compliments by Wm. Blower. Information respecting the son of Lady Leighton, who has stolen some letters of Beza. Ital.
June ? 22. Valuation of the manors, &c., in Worcestershire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, of John Littleton, attainted of high treason.
June. Grant to Muriell Littleton, and her heirs, of lands, &c., belonging to her late husband, John Littleton. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 2.]
June. 23. Regulations relating to the Tower of London during the plague.
June. 24. Remonstrance of Mark Packnam against being displaced from the Clerkship of Dover Castle. With note of money disbursed by him in Trinity Term.
June ? 25. John Atkinson to the King. Introduces "a discourse persuading him to join in amity with the Hollanders and to set upon Spain."
June ? 26. "Advertisement of a loyal subject to his Sovereign, drawn out of an observance of the people's speeches," containing various observations relating to the King's foreign policy and to his deportment.
June ? 27. Declaration of the English Catholics to the King. Asserting their loyalty, and soliciting the free exercise of their religion. Fr. With a note that their request was granted.
June ? 28 Copy of the above.
June. 29. Grant to Sir John Grey of the office of Keeper of the mansionhouse, park, &c. of Havering-atte-Bower, Essex, for life.
July 2. Entry of the above. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 17.]
June ? 30. Grant to Rich. Tomlins, in reversion after Rob. Tyas, of the office of Clerk of the Great Wardrobe, for life.
July 2. 31. Proclamation forbidding any persons but noblemen or gentlemen of principal quality to enter the little park at Windsor, on account of injury done to the game, by inordinate resort of persons, since His Majesty's arrival there.
July 2.
Proclamation for the apprehension of Anthony Copley. [Proc. Bk., p. 27.]
July 3. Lease, in reversion, to Wm. Williams, of half the manor of Dennorwick, co. Carnarvon. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 10.]
[July 3.] Discharge to Rich. Drake for certain debts. [Ibid., p. 13.]
July 3. Grant to Thomas Trafford of the office of Receiver of Revenues in North Wales and Cheshire, for life. [Ibid., p. 17.]
July 3.
32. Robert Bertie, Lord Willoughby, to the King. Congratulations on his accession. Thanks for his letters commending himself and his brother to the Grand Duke [of Tuscany]. Begs permission to continue his travels till his estate, which is left in the hands of trustees during his minority, has paid off sundry debts incurred by his late father.
July 4.
33. Dud. Carleton to John Chamberlain]. Arrival of the Queen and Princess at Windsor. Occurrences at Court. Celebration of St. George's Feast. Offering of the late Queen's insignia of the Garter at the altar. The French Queen on a pilgrimage. The King and Queen going on a progress, &c. &c.
July 4. 34. Writ to Lord Cobham to summon all within the jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports, worth 40£. a year, to be knighted at the Coronation. Annexed are,
34. I. Writ of Lord Cobham to the Mayors, Bailiffs, &c. of the Cinque Ports, requesting their attention to the above. Dover Castle, July 7.
34. II. Return for the parish of St. Peter, in Thanet.
July 4. Grant to Peter Broughton and Cuthbert Ogle of the office of Woodward in the Forest of Northampton and Rutland, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 16.]
July 4. Grant to Stephen Price of the arrears of the lands of John Baskerville, attainted. [Ibid., p. 16.]
July 5.
Windsor Castle.
Proclamation for reformation of measures. [Proc. Bk., p. 29.]
July 6.
Windsor Castle.
Proclamation touching the resort of people to the Coronation. [Ibid., p. 33.]
July 6. 35. Proclamation forbidding any persons to enter the privy chamber, except those appointed by the King, under the penalty of banishment from Court for 12 months.
July 7. Grant to Sir Carew Reynell of the office of keeping the mansionhouse of Dartford, co. Kent, for 40 years. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 13.]
[July 7.] Grant to Hen. Earl Southampton of the office of Keeper of the Isle of Wight, for life. [Ibid., p. 13.]
July 7.
36. Lord Cobham, Warden of the Cinque Ports, to the Ports. They are to choose "men of the meetest and comeliest personage" amongst them to perform the customary services of the Ports at the Coronation. With a note that no precedent of a Privy Seal, claiming these services, could be found.
July 7.
The King to Gilbert Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Henry Howard, Edw. Lord Zouch, John Lord Lumley, Sir John Popham, and Sir Edward Anderson. Appointing them Commissioners for the consideration of Coronation claims. [Dom. Corresp., 1603, July 24.]
July ? Particulars of the powers and prerogatives of Kings, and form of their crowns. [Dom. Corresp., 1610, June 4.]
July ? Particulars of the dignity and precedence of Queens consort and Queens regnant. [Ibid.]
July ? Rank and precedence of a Prince in England. [Ibid.]
July ? Rank and precedence of an Archduke. [Ibid.]
July ? Rank and dignity of an Emperor. [Ibid.]
July 8.
Windsor Castle.
Proclamation for justice to be indifferently ministered to the subjects of England and Scotland. [Proc. Bk., p. 34.]
July 8. 37. The King to the Chancellors of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Finding the want of competent livings a great impediment to a learned ministry, he intends to restore such impropriate tithes as have devolved upon the Crown, hoping others will do the same. Urges the Universities to set the example, and to hold meetings for deliberating on the best mode of accomplishing it.
July 8 ? 38. The Same to the Heads of Colleges. In response to a petition for maintenance of a preaching ministry, intends, as the leases of impropriate tithes fall in, to devote them to that purpose. Hopes they, as "the lights of the land," will do the same. Requests a list of the students fitted for the ministry.
July 9.
39. John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury, to the King. Remonstrates against his letter to the Universities for restoration of impropriate tithes; will attend His Majesty to make known the inconveniences thereof, which will be the overthrow of the Universities and of learning. Annexed is,
39. I. Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury of the inconveniences likely to result from the alteration of the University impropriations.
July 9. Grant to Rob. Barker to print all statutes and libels, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 21.]
July 10.
40. J. Chamberlain to Dud. Carleton. He will remain in London till the Coronation. The sickness increases. Mr. Winwood is married, and has started for Holland. A ship fired by accident at Blackwall, &c.
July 11. Grant to Sir Jas. Elphinstone of the office of Prothonotary in the King's Bench, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 7.]
July 11. Leases in reversion to Thos. Evans of lands, &c., co. Middlesex. [Ibid., p. 9.]
July 11.
Windsor Castle.
Proclamation for deferring St. James's fair, on account of the plague. [Proc. Bk., p. 36.]
July 12 ? 41. Lord Cobham to Lord Cecil. Had changed his purpose of travelling, in consequence of the embarrassment of his circumstances. On the back are memoranda of a letter to be written to the Earl of Nottingham, and of presents to Sir W. Raleigh and his wife. [See Oct. 29.] Indorsed 'A Copy of a letter I mean to send to my Lord Cecil upon my being at Cobham,' &c.
July 12 ? 42. Copy of the above.
July 12.
43. Bancroft, Bp. of London, and others, to the Same. They have, after much difficulty, elicited confessions from Copley. Desire a more ample commission. Sir Griffin Markham and Wm. Watson privy to the plot. Incloses,
43. I. Confession of Anthony Copley, on Sir Griffin Markham's conference with Lord Grey respecting the union of their plots, to which Lord Grey would not consent. July 12.
July 12 ? 44. Memorandum describing the persons of Sir Griffin Markham and others, seminary priests and Jesuits.
July 13. 45. Lord Treasurer Buckhurst to Lord Cobham. Certain payments for Dover Haven will be made if there be money, but it comes in slowly on account of the plague, and the expenses of the Royal Family are great.
July 13.
46. Sir Thomas Edmondes to Cecil. Search made for Sir Griffin Markham without effect. Sir Arthur George apprehended. Mr. Brooke removed to Lady Burgh's house; will be arrested tomorrow.
July 13.
47. Order by the Lords Commissioners for considering Coronation claims, appointing July 18th for hearing claimants, and requesting none but claimants to resort to them, on account of the infectious time.
July 13. 48. Copy of the above.
July 13. Grant to Rich. Besson of the bailiwick of Wensleydale, co. York, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 8.]
July 13. Grant to John Thornborough of the office of Constable of Scarborough Castle, for life. [Ibid., p. 8.]
July 13. Grant to Charles Paget, and his heirs, of the manor of Weston and others, co. Derby. [Ibid., p. 6.]
July 14.
49. Bp. Bancroft, and others, to the Sheriff of Nottingham. Direct him to apprehend Sir Griffin Markham.
July 14. 50. Draft of the above.
July 14. 51. Free and voluntary declaration of Anthony Copley, of his joining with Wm. Watson and Sir Griffin Markham in their designs to seize the King and the Tower of London. The Jesuits excluded from the plot, &c.
July 14. 52. Copy of the above. With marginal notes by Sir Edw. Coke.
July 14 ? 53. Abstract of Copley's confession.
July 15. 54. Declaration of Copley. Particulars of the designs to take the King and the Tower.
July 16.
Hampton Court.
Proclamation for the apprehension of Sir Griffin Markham, William Watson, and William Clerke, with description of their persons. [Proc. Coll., No. 1 A.]
July 16. 55. Examination of Lord Cobham. He denies all knowledge of Copley's and Sir Griffin Markam's plot, but refuses to sign anything.
July 17. 56. Answers of the Same to interrogatories touching the Lady Arabella [Stuart], Sir Walter Raleigh, &c. He refuses to set his hand to anything.
July 17.
57. Alex. Seaton, Earl of Fyvie, to Lord Cecil of Essendon. The Earl of Roxburgh will explain the disturbed state of Scottish affairs, owing to the sudden departure of the King and Officers of State. Need of speedy and vigorous measures to quell the disorders arising from the Sovereign's absence.
July 17.
Admiral Galley Sluys.
58. Sam. Wharton to the Same. Has been 8 years in the gallies, and has 17 months more to serve. Begs that some Spaniard may be sent to Flushing in exchange for him, or some money for his assistance, otherwise he fears he will be detained beyond his term, unless he send to Spain for a copy of his sentence.
July 17. 59. Answers and assertions of Geo. Brooke. Part taken by Lord Grey in the conspiracy. The Lords Windsor, Dudley, and Chandos, and Sir W. Raleigh proposed to be brought in.
July 17. 60. Copy of the above.
July 18. 61. Addition by Ant. Copley to his former declarations relative to other plots against the King. Solicits some relaxation of his imprisonment.
July 18. 62. Mayor of Liverpool to the Council. Has stopped all passengers about to depart, but neither Sir Griffin Markham, his brother, nor Watson the priest is amongst them.
July 18. Grant, in fee-farm, to John Hayward and Rob. Parker, of the manor of Baldersby, co. York. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 8.]
July 18. Lease, in reversion, to Peter Longdale and Rob. Cowper, of lands, &c. in Yorkshire. [Ibid., p. 17.]
July ? 63. Claim of the Earl of Oxford to the stewardship of Waltham Forest, and keeping of Havering House, Essex.
July 18. Grant to Edw. Earl of Oxford, and his heirs, of the office of keeper of Havering House and park, and Steward of the forest and of the bailiwick of Essex. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 9.]
July 18. Grant to John Trevor of the office of keeper of the fortress near Chatham, for life. [Ibid., p. 9.]
July 18.
Proceedings before the Commissioners for Coronation claims. They received the petitions, handed them to the Clerk of the Crown and King's Council, to consider and report upon them, on the 22d of July, and summoned the petitioners to attend for their decision on July 24. As the King cannot pass through the City, on account of the plague, all the customary services en route are to be performed between Westminster Bridge and the Abbey. [Dom. Corresp., July 24, 1603.]
July 19. 64. George Brooke's confession of the private correspondence of Lord Cobham with Count Aremberg; his messages to the Lady Arabella Stuart, and dealings with La Fontaine, a French preacher.
July 19. 65. Examination of Lord Cobham. Denies any political dealings with Count Aremberg or Sir W. Raleigh. Was not privy to Lord Grey's plot.
July 20. 66. The King to the Clerks of the Signet. The stewardship of Builth, co. Brecon, having been by mistake granted to Hen. Williams, although a previous grant was made to Wm. Vaughan, they are to pass the grant to none save Vaughan.
July ? 67. Lord Hen. Howard to Lord Cecil. Will give order to Sir Wm. Waad to bring the priest immediately and have him examined, that His Majesty may be sooner satisfied.
July 21.
68. Bishop Bancroft to the Same. Watson is in London. Requests the King's signature to a certain letter. Incloses,
68. I. Relation of R. G., a priest, relative to Watson's plot to cut off the King, and place Lady Arabella Stuart on the throne, which was a counter-plot to that of the Jesuits. July 21.
July 21. 69. Confession of Sir Grif. Markham relative to his and Watson's dealings with the King in the late Queen's time. His disappointment of preferment. Copley's plot, &c. [See July 30.]
July 21.
Burnham Abbey, co. Bucks.
70. Information by Henry Paul and Peter Wentworth as to the speeches of a Page in the Household of an Ambassador [of France]. His King unfriendly towards King James.
July 21 ?
Croydon. Thursday.
71. Earl of Northumberland to Cecil. Incloses a letter to the King. Would have known more of certain matters, but that Raleigh distrusted him.
July 21. 72. Letters Patent conferring on Henry Danvers, the barony of Danvers, for his valiant service at Kinsale in Ireland. Imperfect.
July 21. Creation of Henry Grey to the rank of Baron Grey, of Groby, co. Leicester. [Grant Bk., p. 2.]
July 21. Creation of Sir Wm. Russell to the rank of Baron Russell, of Thornhaugh, co. Northampton. [Ibid., p. 2.]
July 21. Creation of Sir Thomas Gerard to the rank of Baron Gerard, of Gerard's Bromley, co. Stafford. [Ibid., p. 2.]
July 21. Creation of Sir John Petre to the rank of Baron Petre, of Writtle, co. Essex. [Ibid., p. 2.]
July 21. Creation of Sir Thomas Egerton to the rank of Baron Ellesmere. [Ibid., p. 2.]
July 21. Creation of Sir John Harrington to the rank of Baron Harrington, of Exton, co. Rutland. [Ibid., p. 2.]
July 21. Creation of Sir Charles Blount, Baron Montjoy, to the rank of Earl of Devonshire. [Ibid., p. 2.]
July 21. Creation of Robt. Spenser, and his heirs male, to the rank of Baron Spenser, of Wormleighton, co. Warwick. [Ibid., p. 2.]
July 21. Creation of Thomas Lord Howard of Walden to the rank of Earl of Suffolk. [Ibid., p. 3.]
July 21. Creation of Henry Lord Wriothesley to the rank of Earl of Southampton. [Ibid., p. 3.]
July 21. Grant to Thos. Conway, and Edward his son, of the office of Constable and Keeper of Bagshot Castle, co. Hants, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 9.]
July 21. Grant, with survivorship, to John and Thos. Johnson of the office of Overseer of Woods on this side Trent. [Ibid., p. 17.]
July 21. Grant, in fee-farm, to Wm. Earl of Derby, and Elizabeth, his wife, of the manor of Grimeskirk and others, co. Lancaster. [Ibid., p. 6.]
July 21. 73. Warrant to the Keepers of the Royal Forests and Chaces to permit Lord Compton, Master of the Leash, to hunt therein, for the purpose of training the King's dogs.
[July 22.] Commission for making Knights of the Bath and other knights not exceeding 60, previous to the Coronation. [Warrt. Bk., I., p. 97.]
July 22. 74. Instructions to Edmund Lord Sheffield, appointed President of the Council in the North, for the government of the Borders, and defining the duties of the President and Council.
July 23.
Names of the outlaws proclaimed by Sir Rich. Musgrave, Chas. Hales, and other Commissioners for the Borders. [Laws of Marches, vol. ii., p. 207.]
July 23.
75. Mayor of Chester to Lord Cecil. Arrest and examination of two suspicious persons.
July 24. Grant to Fulk Greville of the office of Secretary in the Principality of Wales, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 8.]
July 24.
76. Proceedings before Charles Earl of Nottingham, Grand Seneschal, and the other Commissioners to receive claims for offices at the Coronation. The claims preferred were as follows:-
Edward Earl Oxford, High Chamberlain, to dress the King on the morning of the Coronation. Also to serve him with basin and ewer to wash at dinner. The latter claim was allowed; the former referred.
Gilbert Earl Shrewsbury, as seised of Farnham Royal, to support the King's right arm; admitted.
Thomas Lord Burleigh, on behalf of Dorothy, his wife, Sir Thos. Snagg, and William Gostwick, as seised of the Barony of Bedford, to be Almoner; Lord Burleigh admitted.
Barons of the Cinque Ports to carry the canopy over the King; admitted.
Dean and Chapter of Westminster to instruct the King in the ceremonies, and to assist the Archbishop in the service; admitted.
Sir John Leveson, as seised of the manors of Thurrock and Chadwell, Essex, to take charge of napery; admitted.
Henry Earl of Lincoln, to bear the ball and cross, and to be carver; rejected for want of evidence.
The following claims were left unexamined, viz.:-
Edward Earl Oxford, as seised of Fingry, Hormead, &c., in Essex and Hertford, and David Cage, as seised of Hormead, to be Chamberlain to the Queen. Robert Earl Sussex, to be Sewer. Sir Edward Dymock, to be Champion. Lord Mayor and Citizens of London, to be Butlers to the King and Queen. Sir Stephen Soame, as seised of Haydon, in Essex, to hold the basin and ewer. Margaret Ebrington, of Carlton, Cambridge, and Sir Giles Illington, of Horseheath, Cambridge, as seised of Wymondley, Hertfordshire, to carry the first silver-gilt cup. Sir George Moore, as seised of Catteshall, Surrey, to be Usher of the Chamber. Sir Pexall Brocas, as seised of Little Weldon, Northamptonshire, to be Master of the Buckhounds. Edward Neville, as seised of Sculton, Norfolk, to be Chief Larderer. Sir Hen. Maynard, as seised of Eston at le Mount, Essex, to be Caterer and Larderer. Sir Oliver Leigh, as seised of Addington, Surrey, to make a mess of "herout or pigernout" in the kitchen. Wm. Clopton, as seised of Liston, Essex, to make and serve the wafers.
July 25. 77. Order of the Coronation of the King and Queen.
July ? 78. Warrant for the coat and livery of Sir Gilbert Dethick, Garter King at Arms. A note of heralds' privileges and fees subjoined.
July ? 79. Statement of the necessaries for a Knight of the Garter, according to his degree.
July ? 80. Order of funerals for different ranks, from an Esquire to an Earl, and order of proceeding at the Coronation of King James.
July 26. Grant to Wm. Harvey of the office of Remembrancer of the First Fruits. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 8.]
July 27.
81. Richard Lee to Thomas Randolph. Private affairs. Lady Cleve greatly perplexed; a man at her house in London died of the plague.
July 27.
82. Isaac Casaubon to the King. State of the city of Geneva. Entreats his Majesty for the Academy there. Lat.
July 27. 83. Copy of the above.
July 28. Grant to Edw. Clarke, and his deputies, of a clerkship of the Council. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 12.]
July 28. Grant to Sir And. Neville, and his heirs, of the manor of Langham and others, co. Rutland. [Ibid., p. 18.]
July 29. 84. Confession of John Scudamore as to Wm. Watson's sleeping one night at his house in Herefordshire.
July ? 85. List of recusants in the habit of assembling at Ludlow, associates of Watson.
July 29.
Proclamation enjoining all Lieutenants and Justices of Peace to repair into their countries, and all idle persons to depart the Court. [Proc. Bk., p. 38.]
July 29. 86. The King to Sir Thos. Fane, Deputy Warden of the Cinque Ports. Lord Cobham, the Warden, being deprived of his office for disloyalty, he is to discharge the duties thereof for the time, and to advertise Lord Cecil of things belonging to his charge.
July 30. 87. Warrant to pay from the Exchequer the wages of 50 horsemen, under the Laird of Johnstone, for repressing Border tumults, some difficulty being made by the Receiver of Yorkshire about their payment.
July 30.
88. Sir John Peyton to Lord Cecil. Sir W. Raleigh's hurt nearly well; he desires to see Mr. Heriott. Lord Cobham in great despair. Incloses,
88. I. Sir Griffin Markham to the King. He entered into the conspiracy for revenge on the Earl of Rutland. Confesses his faults and craves mercy. Tower, July 29. [See July 21.]
July 30. 89. The King to the Lords Commissioners of the Tower. To discharge Sir John Peyton from the office of Lieutenant of the Tower and to appoint Sir Geo. Harvy in his place.
[July 30.] 90. Copy of the above.
[July 30.] 91. The King to Sir John Peyton. Releases him from the Lieutenancy of the Tower, and appoints him to the Captaincy of the Isle of Jersey, forfeited by attainder of Sir Walter Raleigh.
[July 30.] 92. The Same to Sir George Harvy. Authorizes him to receive from the Council the Lieutenancy of the Tower.
July 31. Grant to Thos. Ravenscroft of the office of Comptroller of the Hanaper, in Chancery. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 18.]
July 31. 93. Examination of Walter Penicock, Scotchman, before the Commissioners of Passage at Dover, as to his passing of letters, and dealings with Count Aremberg and Lord Cobham.
94. Lord Cobham to the Lords [of the Council ?] Denies being concerned in Sir Griffin Markham's plot, or in any conspiracy against the King's life. Gives details of a political correspondence with Count Aremberg.
July. 95. Note of four points to be answered by Ant. Copley, relative to the priests and lay gentlemen concerned in the conspiracy. The plot of the Jesuits, &c. [See Aug. 4.]
July ? 96. Treasonable speeches of certain labourers in Sussex, Essex, and Hertfordshire, for which they were indicted.
July ? 97. Points contained in the indictment of Edmund Peachamp, accused of uttering, in a sermon, seditious and railing words against the King, and more especially against his Councillors, the Bishops and Judges.
July. 98. Grant to Sir Thos. Gorges of release for all robes, garments, accounts, charges, &c., appertaining to his late office as Gentleman of the Robes to Queen Elizabeth.
July ? Warrant to Sir Nich. Parker to take charge of the new fort at Plymouth and of St. Nicholas Island, in place of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, deprived. [Wt. Bk., I., p. 102. See Sept 15.]