James I: Volume 27, April-June, 1607

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1857.

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April-June, 1607.

April ? 1. Dedication by Sir Thomas Craig to James I., of his treatise on "The Origin and Practice of Feudal Law in England and Scotland;" lauding the King's endeavour to promote the Union, in spite of opposition: with a table of contents of the treatise.
April 1. 2. Notes from the King's speech to the Lords and Commons in the Great Chamber at Whitehall; his wishes in reference to the Union, and their delays and jealousies.
April 3.
3. Edward Earl of Worcester, Master of the Horse, to Sir Thos. Lake. For a warrant to admit John Graham to survey the King's stables at Royston, which need repairs.
April 3. Grant to John Cotes of the reversion of lands and tenements, co. Shropshire. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 68.]
April 4. Grant to Mich. Cole and others, of lands and tenements in Standrobe, in the diocese of Durham. [Ibid., p. 68.]
April 7.
4. Grant to John Lord Stanhope and Chas. Stanhope, his son, of the custody of Colchester Castle, Essex, in the same manner as heretofore held by Thos. Lord Darcy, John Earl of Oxford, Hen. Macwilliams, and Sir John, now Lord Stanhope.
April 10.
5. Sir Maurice Berkeley to Sir Thos. Lake. Will not importune him in reference to the pardon. Earnestly commends Dr. Eglionby to the deanery of Winchester or parsonage of Islip, Oxfordshire, likely to be void by the promotions of the Bishop of Gloucester to London, and of the Dean of Winchester to Gloucester.
April 14.
6. Francis Godwin, Bp. of Llandaff, to the Same. Begs his interest to procure him the Archdeaconry of Gloucester, vacant by preferment of the Bishop of Gloucester to the see of London. It is worth 80£. a year, and he offers Sir Thomas 80£. for his interest.
April 15. 7. Earl of Salisbury to the Same. Has been to take a last look at Theobalds, before it passes into the King's hands. The owners of the neighbouring land are to meet him in London, to compound for enlarging the park. The Earls of Suffolk, Worcester, and Southampton met him at Hatfield, to discuss the site of his future habitation there. Will fulfil the King's commands as to the exchange of Farnham with Lord Montague. The Spanish Ambassador's affair to be postponed. Good tidings from the mines in Scotland.
April 15. 8. The Same to Alex. Hay or Sir Thos. Lake. Asks further instructions for the Council, in their proceedings against And. Melvill. Suggests that the Earl of Dunbar, and Lords Kinloss and Balmerinoch be joined with them in the prosecution, in order that their presence may give a good reputation to the sentence in Scotland.
April 16. 9. Earl of Salisbury to Sir T. Lake. Sends the agreement between the Archduke and States of Holland. Hopes the King is better. His monkey loves him not better than his "beagle," nor his Great Commissioner in Scotland [Earl of Dunbar] than his "little Secretary." The Earl of Derby ill, but if he cannot come to Parliament, he will not give his proxy to men who will say nay to the Union. General peace in Europe. Sends Sir Fras. Bacon's eloquent speech on the naturalization of the Scots.
April 21. Grant, in reversion, to James Lord Hay of the office of Keeper of the Great Wardrobe, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 68.]
April 22. 10. [Earl of Salisbury ?] to Wm. Gerard, Clerk of the Duchy of Lancaster. Instructs him to draw out a lease for Alex. Walton, of the rangership of Pickering Forest, Yorkshire, and a lease, in reversion, of the perquisites, &c., of the Courts of Pickering.
April 27.
11. Bishop of Carlisle and Sir Wilfrid Lawson to Salisbury. Particulars of certain Grahams and others who have been transported to Ireland, and of some Grahams who persist in remaining in Scotland. Thos. Armstrong, suspected of a plot to murder Lord Wm. Howard, is still detained in prison, though he was not convicted.
April 27. Grant to Geo. Marbury of the office of Clerk of Licenses in Chancery, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 68.]
April 28. Grant to Geo. Orrell, of lands and tenements in Holborn, co. Middlesex, parcel of the lands of Geo. Orrell, attainted. [Ibid., p. 68.]
April 29.
12. Sir Robert Dudley, (signed Warwick and Leicester,) to the Earl of Northampton. Received a Privy Seal which did not give him his titles as lawful son and heir to his father, and therefore returns it unopened. It is reported that it was to recall him to answer for some heinous offence. Vindicates his innocence. If his religion be objected, he is one of 20,000 Catholics in England, good subjects; - if his marriage, the Earl of Devonshire made a similar one;-if it be that he assumes his titles abroad, so do the Earl of Westmoreland and others at home, and he has fully proved his title. Begs leave to stay abroad, and help the Grand Duke of Florence against the Turk.
April 30. Lease to Rob. Barker of the site of the manor of Upton, co. Bucks. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 68.]
May 2. 13. Account of fines for wardships and leases, due and not paid, from Michaelmas 1606 to Lady Day 1607.
May 2. 14. Brief of the King's speech in Parliament, explaining his former speech, especially on the proposed Union between England and Scotland.
May 4. 15. Information by Rob. Wright, servant to Sir John Dormer, against Capt. Joshua Hillyard, for certain frauds in France, and for pretending to be an agent of Salisbury for the apprehension of Jesuits, &c.
May 6. Grant to Martin Freeman of the site or lordship of the Hospital of St. John's of Jerusalem, in England. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 69.]
May 6. Grant, in reversion, to Oliver Leigh, of the office of Keeper of the New Park of Horn, co. Kent, for life. [Ibid., p. 69.]
May 7.
16. Grant to Wm. Blake and George Tyte, of the chapel of Cowbit, Lincolnshire, with the revenues thereof, in Spalding and Pinchbeck, for life.
May 7. Grant in fee-farm to the Same, of the parsonage of Thurston, co. Suffolk, &c. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 69.]
May 7.
Warrant dormant to pay to Sir Hen. Cock, Cofferer of the Household, from time to time, the surplus of his accounts for the expenses of the Household. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 2.]
May 8. Warrant to pay to the Earl of Dunbar 1,000£., to be disbursed by the King's directions. [Docquet.]
May 8. Warrant to the Lord Treasurer and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to pass no grants of parsonages, &c., till a grant thereof, value 900£. per ann., made to Visct. Fenton, on surrender of other lands, value 428£. 7s. 4½d., be completed. [Docquet.]
May 8. Grant to Archibald Napier of the benefit of the recusancy of Sir George Brown, of Lurgishall, Wilts, Ferdinando Poulton, of Marwell, Bucks, Charles Stanford, of Noball Hall, Warwick, Humphrey Cumberford, of Wedgbury, Stafford, and Gertrude Winter, of Huddington, Worcester. [Docquet.]
May 8. Warrant for allowance to Fras. Jones and Nicholas Salter, Farmers of the Customs, of 3,552£. 9s. 13¾d., deductions from their yearly rent, for goods exported by license, free of duty. [Docquet.]
May 8. License to the Earl of Worcester for the sole making of saltpetre and gunpowder in England and Ireland, for 21 years, revocable at pleasure. [Docquet.]
May 8. Indenture between the King and the Earl of Worcester, that the latter shall deliver 80 lasts of gunpowder per ann., at the Tower, at 8d. per pound, and as much more as may be required at 9d., with other covenants. [Docquet.]
May 8. License to the Earl of Northampton to found the "Hospital of the Holy and Undivided Trinity," at Clun, co. Salop, and endow it with lands not exceeding 200£. per ann. in value. [Docquet.]
May 8. Declaration of the King's pleasure to accept 20£. per month from Thos. Throgmorton, for recusancy, instead of two thirds of his land. [Docquet.]
May 8. Grant to Wm. Alcock, of Horsted-Keynes, Sussex, of pardon for manslaughter of Edw. Keale. [Docquet.]
May 8. Grant to John Whitton of the office of Comptroller and Surveyor of the buildings, manor, and park at Woodstock, and the manors of Hanborough, Stonefield, and Wootton, and of Woodward of Spelsbury woods, co. Oxford. [Docquet.]
May 8. Grant to Wm. Erskine, parson of Camps, and Wm. Alexander, of pension of 200£. per ann., during Erskine's life, with reversion of 100£. to Alexander, for life. [Docquet.]
May 8. Grant to Laurence and Thos. Hewett of protection from their creditors for a year. [Docquet.]
May 8. Grant to Sir Roger Aston, in fee-farm, of parsonages, rectories, &c., value 300£. per ann. [Docquet.]
May 8. Warrant dormant to the Treasurer and Chancellor of the Exchequer, to receive the accounts of the Cofferer of the Household. [Docquet.]
May 9.
17. Warrant to discharge Edward Earl of Worcester of 400£. imprest, and to pay to him 392£. 16s. 9d. advanced by him for purchase of horses, geldings, &c.; also to advance to him 400£. more, on imprest.
May. Docquet of the above. [Docquet, May 8.]
May 11.
18. Confirmation of privileges and immunities, conferred by Charter of King Henry VI. on the Provost and College of Eton.
May 12. Grant, in reversion, to Edw. Cook and Tho. Sawyer, of a water mill, in South Moreton, co. Berks, for 40 years. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 69.]
May 13. 19. Notes of Sir Edwin Sandys' speech in the Lower House, concerning the complaints of the merchants, of injuries inflicted on them by the Spaniards.
[May 13.] 20. Arguments against the petition of merchants trading into Spain, complaining of grievances inflicted by the Spaniards, and requesting letters of marque.
May 14. Grant, in fee-farm, to Tho. Mounson, of the parsonage of Harkstow, co. Lincoln, and others. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 68.]
May 15. Grant to Ellis Rothwell and others, of the goods of Peter Golding and Anne Brown, attainted. [Ibid., p. 69.]
May 18 ? 21. Arguments on the Statutes 27 Hen. VIII., 32 Hen. VIII., and 2 Edw. VI., relating to forfeiture of treble value of tithes, and to the jurisdiction of Ecclesiastical Courts. [See Journ. Commons, Vol. I., p. 374.]
May 19. Lease, in reversion, to Wm. Blake, of lands and tenements, co. Brecon. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 68.]
May ? 22. Tender for the grant of sole authority and license to coin gold and silver moneys of the Kingdom.
May 23. Grant to Charles and Thos. Anthony, of the office of coining money, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 69.]
May 23. Grant to John Sorrell, of the office of Escheator and Feodary of all lands belonging to the Duke of Lenox, for life. [Ibid., p. 68.]
May 23. Indenture between Jas. Bailiff and the King, granting 10,000£. from debts, rents, and concealed goods detained from the Crown from 1 Hen. VII. to 42 Eliz., to be used for building the stone bridge at Berwick. [Grant Book, p. 3.]
May 24. 23. The King to the Bishop of Durham, Sir Wm. Selby, Sir Wm. Fenwick, Edw. Gray, and Edw. Charleton, Commissioners for Northumberland. To select 100 men from any of the outlaws of Riddesdale and Tynedale, except the ringleaders, taking from prison those accused of lighter crimes, and to enlist them for the King's service in Ireland, and hand them over to the Border Commissioners. All fugitives wishing to enrol are to be permitted to do so.
May 24. 24. The Same to the Commissioners for the Borders. To receive and transport the above troops, and induce the remainder of the loose people to apply to honest ways of living, on pain of suffering the penalty of the law. The Bishop of Durham and others of the Council at York are added to the Commission of Oyer and Terminer, that justice may not suffer by the Commissioners of one county attending the Sessions of another. All recent offences committed by Englishmen against Scotchmen to be punished.
May 24. 25. The Same to the [Bishop of Durham and others]. Adds them to the Commission of Oyer and Terminer for the Borders, that they may attend all the County Sessions, and relieve the Commissioners.
[May 25.] 26. Statement of the number of acres in Lydd; and case for legal opinion, as to the principle on which an assessment for the poor should be made, so as to assess the townspeople equally with foreign occupiers.
May 25. 27. Statement of the principle on which an assessment for relief of the poor of the town of Lydd has been made, in conformity with the above. [See July 28, 1620.]
[May 26.] 28. Abstract of the Act of Parliament, 4 Jac. I. c. 12, relative to the New River, explaining that of 3 Jac. I. c. 18.
May 27. Grant, in fee-farm, to Robert Earl of Salisbury, of the lordship and manor of Hatfield, co. Herts. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 69.]
May 27. Grant, in reversion, to Fras. Manners, of the office of keeping the park of Beskwood, co. Notts, for life. [Ibid., p. 69.]
May 28. 29. Information concerning a ship of Edinburgh, Wm. Brown, master, wrecked near Yarmouth, laden with hides, cloths, and 5,000£. or 6,000£. sterling.
May 29. 30. Notes [by Thos. Wilson] of the proceedings in the House of Commons for the day, on Bills for the assurance of Theobalds and Hatfield-for starch- and respecting Scottish and English laws in the Committee for the Union.
May 29. 31. Draft of the Bill for Assurance of the house of Theobalds and divers manors and other lands to the Queen, for life, with reversion to the Crown, and for assurance of other manors and lands, in exchange, to the Earl of Salisbury.
May 29.
32. Grant to Geo. Johnson, Keeper of the King's Spring Garden, of the benefit of the recusancy of Geo. Lewkenor, of Chichester, and John Shelley, of Michel-grove, Sussex.
May 30.
Proclamation for suppression of persons riotously assembled for the laying open of inclosures. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 139.]
[May 31.] 33. Warrant for a grant, with survivorship, to Thomas Earl of Suffolk, Lady Catherine, his wife, and Sir Thos. Howard, their second son, of the hundred of Malmsbury, and five others, and also the lieutenancy of the forest of Braydon, co. Wilts.
May 31. Entry of the above. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 69.]
[May.] 34. Petition of the Mayor and Aldermen of London to the King, that if in his Majesty's recent grant to them of confirmation of their lands and other privileges, anything be inserted unfitting for them to receive, their error may not be imputed to any purpose to deceive.
May ? 35. Eliz. Stanley, Countess of Derby, to Hen. Earl of Oxford. Hopes the petition of Lord Derby to the King will be referred to the learned Counsel, Sir John Egerton having engaged all the King's Counsel on his side.
36. Earls of Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Northampton, to Sir John Popham and other Judges. Desire their legal opinion on the claims of the Earl of Derby, versus those of the Earl of Huntingdon, Lord Chandos, and Sir John Egerton, who married the daughters of the late Earl of Derby, to the inheritance of the Isle of Man, now vested in the Crown.
May ? 37. Petition of the daughters and co-heirs of the late Earl of Derby, for confirmation of the decision made in their favour in the late reign, for possession of the Isle of Man.
May ? 38. Report to the King, by the Commissioners for examining his Majesty's interest in the Isle of Man, of which the ancestors of the Earl of Derby have been owners, from the time of King Henry IV.
May ? 39. Statement of Chief Justice Coke's opinion read at the Council Board, that the Lord Admiral has no right in the Isle of Man, as it does not belong to England, and that the Earl of Derby is Lord of Man and Admiral of that isle.
May ? 40. The Council to Justices of the Peace, for Surrey, Kent, &c. To put into effectual execution the laws for suppression of rogues, &c., the highways round London being infested by rogues, vagabonds, and soldiers, lately come out of the Low Countries.
May. 41. Bond in 20£. of Edm. Chambers and Rich. and Thos. Smith, of Water Newton, co. Huntingdon, to Sir Thos. Jermy, Sheriff, for the personal appearance of Chambers in Trinity term, to be bound over to keep the peace.
June 1. Grant to Thomas Earl of Suffolk and Lord Wm. Howard, of the mansion house and appurtenances in Highworth, co. Wilts, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 70.]
June 3. Grant to John Elvaston of the lands and tenements of Rich. and Edw. Sheldon, extended for the debt of Thos. Hoord, as long as they shall remain in the King's hands. [Ibid., p. 65.]
June 4. Grant to Thos. Musgrave of the office of Constable and Keeper of Bewcastle, co. Cumberland, for life. [Ibid., p. 65.]
[June 4.] 42. Paper [read in Parliament] declaring the manner of proceeding upon criminal causes in Scotland.
[June 4.] 43. Copy of the above.
[June 5.] 44. Collection by Sir Rob. Cotton, of arguments used in the House of Commons, on the clause of the Bill for the repeal of hostile laws, relating to the admission of witnesses on oath: with Hen. Yelverton's response to the King's message thereon.
[June 5.] 45. Copy of the first part of the above.
[June 8.] 46. Brief of the Bill for confirmation of lands to the Companies [of London.]
[June 8.] 47. Act for securing and confirming the lands, &c., heretofore granted to several Companies within the city of London.
[June 8.] 48. Deed of conveyance by the King to the Lord Mayor and Corporation of London, of a great number of lands and tenements in the city, devolved to the Crown under the Acts for suppression of religious houses. Imperfect. Latin.
[June 8.] 49. Translation of part of the above.
June 8.
50. Earls of Nottingham and Northampton to the Council. Recommend a pension of 30£. per ann. to be granted to Rob. Hudson and Geo. Rands, mariners, on condition of their recovering lost anchors and cables, between the Isle of Wight and Yarmouth.
June 9. Grant to the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Ripon, of an annuity of 347£., and divers lands, &c., co. York. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 70.]
June 9. Grant to Thomas Earl of Suffolk, Catherine, his wife, and Sir Thos. Howard, of a market in Shoreham, co. Sussex. [Ibid., p. 70.]
June 11. Grant, in fee-farm, to Rob. Visct. Lisle, of the manors of Lamberhurst and Horsemonden, cos. Kent and Sussex. [Ibid.]
June 12. 51. Estimate of the average yearly receipts of the Crown. Imperfect.
June 16.
52. Grant to Sir John Brook of a pension of 100£. per ann., for life.
[June 17.] 53. Report [by Sir Fras. Bacon] to the House of Commons, of speeches by two Earls [Ellesmere and Salisbury], in a conference between the Houses of Lords and Commons, relative to the petition of the merchants for redress of wrongs suffered in Spain. Imperfect.
[June 17.] 54. Analysis of some points of the Earl of Salisbury's speech, at the conference about the Spanish business.
June 18. Grant to Wm. Blake and Fras. Garrat of the chapel of Wokesey, co. Wilts, &c. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 70.]
June 19. Commission to Thomas Bilson, Bishop of Winchester, to visit Winchester College, and all offices and persons belonging thereto, during his continuance in the bishopric. [Grant Bk., p. 28.]
June 20. Grant to Humph. Flint of the office of Keeper of the parks of Cheshunt and Theohalds, co. Herts, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 71.]
June 20. 55. Commission from Lewis Duke of Lenox, appointing Roger Powell his Deputy Alnager of Cloth, cos. Monmouth, Brecknock, Carmarthen, Pembroke, Cardigan, and Glamorgan.
June 21. 56. Petition of Rob. Hudson and George Rands, of Deal, Kent, to the Council, for a pension of 30£. per ann., on condition of their clearing the Narrow Seas of lost anchors, which cut the cables of ships, and restoring the anchors and cables of the King's ships. With order thereon, granting the petition.
June 22.
57. Grant to Thomas Moreton, of a deanery in Gloucester Cathedral.
June 23. 58. Chief Justice Coke to Salisbury. States the warrant by which he drew up a certain blank grant in the late reign, and wonders how it came into Mr. Parnel's possession.
June 23.
59. Edward Lord Bruce to Sir Thos. Lake. Desires the King's letter to the Master, &c. of Peter-house College, in favour of Thos. Soame for a fellowship. Annexed is,
59. I. Certificate by Sam. Harsnett, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, Rob. Soame, [Master of Peter-house,] and Humphrey Tindall [Dean of Ely,] of the good conduct of Thos. Soame, of Peter-house. June 17.
[June 25.] 60. Draft of Clause [6 of the Act 4 Jac. I. c. 1,] for the Abolition of Hostile Laws [afterwards modified].
[June 25.] 61. Copy of the above.
[June 25.] 62. Clause [15 of Statute 4 Jac. I. c. 1,] in addition to the Bill for the Abolition of Hostile Laws between England and Scotland, referring to the election of impartial jurors, for trial of malefactors on the Borders.
June 28.
Proclamation for suppressing riotous assemblies about inclosures, and reformation of depopulation. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 140.]
June 28. Grant to Rich. Cecil, of the offices of Bailiff of the lordship and Keeper of the manor and park of Colly-Weston, co. Northampton, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 65.]
June 30.
Dorset House.
63. Thos. Earl of Dorset, Chancellor of Oxford, to the University. Appoints Doctor John King, Dean of Christchurch, Vice-Chancellor, on expiration of Doctor Hen. Airay's term.
June 30. 64. Account of profits arising from the farm of wines.
June ?. 65. Edmund Lord Sheffield to Salisbury. Understands there fell out some sharpness between him and Sir John Savile. Sheffield only sent Savile because he was best acquainted with the course of the Clothiers' Bill in the Lower House.
June ? 66. "Pasquil made in the Parliament House." Fragment of a satirical description of speeches in the House of Commons.
June. 67. List of fees and wages payable to the Judges of the Courts of Record, officers of the Exchequer, and others.
June ? Grant to John Elphinstone and Rob. Heath, of the office of Chief Clerk of the Pleas in the Court of King's Bench, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 70.]