James I: Volume 50, December, 1609

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December, 1609

Dec. 1.
Newmarket.
1. Sir Thos. Lake to Salisbury, The King is troubled how to proceed concerning Sir Robt. Stewart; and says that Mr. [James] Lesley's allegation that the money bestowed on Lord Lindores [Sir Patrick Lesley] was not for discharging Stewart's debts, is "an arrant lie," &c. Lord Dunbar will try to compound with Lesley. The King must undertake the thing, but he knew not that the debt was so much as 2,500£.
Dec. 1.
Newmarket.
2. Sir Alexr. Hay to [the Same]. The business of Sir Jas. Fullerton is despatched. Suit of Sir George Erskine for compensation, by the Spanish Ambassador, for a Scottish ship seized in Spain. The Marquis of Huntly and Earl of Errol, excommunicated for papistry, have subscribed the oath drawn up by the King, wishing it might be offered to all papists. The Lord [Abbot of] Holyrood-house is dead.
Dec. ? 3. Form of an oath of allegiance, declaring willingness to support the King against the Pope, if needful ; and the Pope's incapacity to release the King's subjects from their fidelity, or to dethrone Kings, who hold their authority direct from God, and are accountable to none. Indorsed "Huntly and Errol's oath."
Dec. ? 4. George Earl of Huntly to the Ecclesiastical Judges of his Diocese. Desires absolution from their sentence of excommunication. Will give lawful satisfaction for any offence he has committed. Remonstrates against the presbytery of St. Andrews, which has excommunicated him, as not being a competent tribunal.
Dec. 1.
Ludlow.
5. Corporation of Ludlow to Salisbury. Decline to elect John Leveson as burgess, in place of Mr. Benson, deceased, as they can elect none but a resident, and have refused Lord Eure's request for his brother, Sir Francis Eure.
Dec. 1.
Cheapside.
6. Sir Ric. Martin, Master of the Mint, to the Same. Desires that a false ingot of silver, introduced by Sam. Smith, may be examined by the Wardens of the Goldsmith's Company, together with the officers of the Mint. Annexed is,
6. I. Question as to the amount of fine silver and of alloy, found in every pound's weight of an ingot of silver, tried by "the subtill assay."
Dec. 1. 7. Account of the charge of the Collectors of the sixth payment of the four clergy subsidies, granted 3 Jac. 1., with the debts of such Bishops as have not yet accounted.
Dec. 1. 8. Account of the tenths of the Clergy, and of Bishops who have not accounted for the money due at Christmas, 6 Jac. 1.
Dec. 2.
Strand.
9. Sir Robt. Stewart to Salisbury. States in detail the circumstances of his debt, and of his arrest by Jas. Lesley, son-in-law to the late Sir Patrick Lesley, Lord of Lindores.
Dec. 2.
Farnham.
10. John Norden to the Same. About reparation of the pales, lodges, &c., in Farnham Parks. Negligence of the keepers in punishing robbers of the pales.
Dec. 2. 11. Assignment by Leonard Robertson to Fras. Jones, both of London, of the parsonage of Doncaster, chapel of Loversall, manor of Carr-house, tithes, &c. of the lordship of Warmsworth, co. York.
Dec. 3.
Godolphin.
12. Sir Wm. Godolphin to Salisbury. Sends up John Gardner, lately come from Bourdeaux, to discover a treasonable plot against the King. Incloses,
12. I. John Godolphin to Sir Wm. Godolphin. Cannot purchase him any Bourdeaux wines ; they are too dear. Sends up John Gardner, who professes to know of a treason intended against the King. Scilly, Dec. 3, 1609.
12. II. Examination of John Gardner. Had lived ten years abroad for the sake of his religion. When at Bourdeaux, was tempted by Jas. Conway to enter into a conspiracy to kill the King of England, but refused, and revealed the plot to several persons, before and since his return to England. Dec. 3, 1609.
Dec. 3.
Newmarket.
13. Sir Thos. Lake to Salisbury. Sends a letter from Mr. Marshall. The King will allow him any moneys that have been paid for the seal of Chester, but nothing from any other source. The bill concerning Sir Thos. Overbury is signed, through the importunity of Sir Robert Carr. Incloses,
13. I. George Marshall to the King. Prays for an advance of money from other moneys in the Exchequer, if 500£. be not already paid in for composition of the seal of Chester, of which he discovered the title.
Dec. 4.
Newmarket.
14. Sir Thos. Lake to Salisbury. The King gone to the hunting match. Hopes to speak with him that night, about Sir Robert Stewart.
Dec. 4.
York.
15. Edm. Lord Sheffield to the Same. Sends letters about the alum works. Desires reply to his last letters, about precedency in the Council.
Dec. ? 16. Petition of Thos. Henson, Bowyer, to the Same. Has exhibited informations in behalf of the four decayed Companies of the "Bowyers, Fletchers, Arrow-head Makers, and Stringers," against divers constables, co. Middlesex, for neglecting due execution of the statute 33 Hen. VIII., "for maintenance of artillery." Prays that due proceeding may be had on the above, the Justices pleading Salisbury's orders against execution of the laws. With reference to the Justices of Middlesex.
Dec. 4. 17. Justices of Middlesex to the Same. In answer to the above.
Dec. 4. 18. Probate of the will of Thos. Randolph, Master of the Posts. [The will is dated April 1, 1589.]
Dec. 4.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Sir Roger Aston 798£. 6s., for sums disbursed by him, by the King's orders. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 123.]
Dec. 4.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay the sums required for victualling and relieving certain soldiers levied in Ireland for the service of the King of Sweden, driven by contrary winds into English Ports. [Ibid., p. 123.]
Dec. 4.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Ellis Wynne 50£., for repairs and works at Shrub Lodge, in Whittlewood Forest; also to Thos. Evelyn 27£., for loss on exchange of lands made for enlarging Nonsuch Park; and to Rich. Forbench 16£. 13s. 8d., for lands in Windsor Forest sold to the King. [Ibid., p. 124.]
Dec. 4.
Westminster.
Warrant to repay to Wm. Garway 700£., delivered by him to Sir Hen. Wotton, Ambassador at Venice. [Ibid., p. 124.]
Dec. 5.
Newmarket.
19. Sir Thos. Lake to Salisbury. The King weary with yesterday's hunting match, and the Prince indisposed. They are going to try the Spanish hawks. Lesley is sent for, and if he refuses to drop the action against Sir Rob. Stewart, they will make it void, because Lord Lindores died outlawed, and so his debts are forfeit to the Crown. Lord Knollys has begged the forfeiture of one Vivian, a receiver of pirate's goods.
Dec. 5.
Newmarket.
20. Earl of Dunbar to Salisbury. Sir Robt. Stewart is wronged in being arrested by Lesley, the Executor of Lord Lindores, the money paid by the King to Lundoris being in lieu of Stewart's debt.
Dec. 6.
Whitehall.
21. Earl of Salisbury to Sir Thos. Lake. Sends warrants, among which is one for [Sir Edw. Bromley], nephew to Lord Chancellor Bromley, to be made Puisne Baron of the Exchequer, in place of [Sir Edw.] Heron, deceased.
Dec. 6.
Newmarket.
22. Sir Alexr. Hay to Salisbury. Lord Dunbar has explained the nature of the grant to Lord Lundoris. Lesley not yet come. The Prince leaving to-morrow. The frost too hard for hunting.
Dec. 7.
Newmarket.
23. Sir Thos. Lake to the Same. Mr. Levingston solicited the forfeiture of a recognizance by Sir Wm. Pope; the King's just answer; he wishes further information before granting it.
Dec. 7. 24. Earl of Worcester to the Same. Request for issue of money to Rich. Snape, the bearer, for tools for the King's forge at the mews. Incloses,
24. I. Note, by Snape, of the above tools.
Dec. 7. 25. Earl of Northampton to Sir Thos. Lake. Sends examinations of two pirates, Jennings and Harris. Earnestly requests permission to reprieve them, both having confessed to him, and Jennings having given himself up voluntarily to the Earl of Thomond, in hopes of pardon. Complains of the neglect of the Lord Admiral, in suppression of piracy.
Dec. 7. Grant to Wm. Machell of a Gunner's place in Carlisle. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 83.]
Dec. 8.
Westminster.
26. Grant to Sir Ephraim Wodrington of the benefit of the recusancy of Martha Sanford, of Askham, co. Westmoreland.
Dec. 8.
Newmarket.
27. Sir Thos. Lake to Salisbury. The King orders the reprieve of Jennings and Harris, the pirates, in hope of farther confessions from them. The books come from the Duke of Deuxponts shall be abridged, for the King's ease. His Majesty's perplexed answer to Sir Alex. Hay, about Stewart's business.
Dec. 8.
Rookwood Hall, Essex.
28. Sir Gamaliel Capell to the Same. Sends him 3 brace of pheasants, killed by a hawk, and 4 brace of partridges.
Dec. 8. 29. Edwd. Quarles, Post Master of the Merchant Adventurers, to the Same. Sends a packet, and solicits some allowance for past services, and to have the carriage of his Lordship's packets.
Dec. 8. 30. Brief of the service done by Otho Nicholson for the assart lands.
Dec. 8. 31. Note of copies of documents received by Otho Nicholson from Robt. Bowyer, Keeper of the Records in the Tower, concerning assart lands.
Dec. 8. 32. William Maton to Salisbury. While prisoner in the King's Bench, heard a fellow prisoner say, that he knew where Rob. Conyers, servant of the late arch-traitor Percy, and the gentlewoman who kept his house; were concealed.
Dec. 9.
Newmarket.
33. Sir Thos. Lake to the Same. Sends warrants and bills signed; and also certain passages extracted out of Bellarmine's late book, on which the King must have the Council's opinion, before he can be merry with them at Christmas. The books of the Duke of Deuxponts concern a contested title to an inheritance which he claims.
Dec. 9.
Newmarket.
34. Sir Alexr. Hay to the Same. Sends up Lesley to be confronted with Sir Rob. Stewart, about some recent compact between them. Order to be taken for Stewart's relief, and provision made for him in some foreign employment. Thanks for Salisbury's favours to Scotchmen.
Dec. 9.
Bishop's Auckland.
35. Bishop of Durham to the Same. Commendation of Ambrose Dudley, appointed to farm the King's demesnes of Chopwell.
Dec. ? 36. Petition of Chris. Weston to the Same, for a lease of the tops and bark of trees felled in Chopwell Wood, Durham, wrongfully taken by the under-keepers. With note by Salisbury that it is an improper request.
Dec. 9.
Lambeth.
37. Sir Chris. Parkins to the Same. Sends the letters ingrossed, with the merchants' supplication, to be sent to the King of Poland.
Dec. 9. 38. Account of charges at sundry of His Majesty's houses, for November last.
Dec. 9. 39. List of assignations of payments for public charges, pensions, &c.
Dec. 9. 40. Account of money paid into the Exchequer, from Easter to Dec. 7, 1609.
Dec. 9. 41. List of such of the nobility as have not paid the first payment of the third subsidy 3 Jac. I., and are now made accountants in the Exchequer; with the sums specified.
Dec. 9. 42. Certificate of moneys due for confirmation of defective titles, agreed on Dec. 2, 1609.
Dec. 10.
Newmarket.
43. Sir Thos. Lake to [Salisbury.] The King has signed the letter to the Turk, and the commission for ships. [See Irish Corresp., Dec. 28.] He hopes no leases are granted at Whichwood or elsewhere in his forests, without his consent. [See Dec. 15.] Directions on a complaint against the Deputy and Council of Ireland. His Majesty much troubled that the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford are loath to admit Scottishmen. Salisbury and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the two Chancellors of the Universities, are to consult about a visitation, for revocation of hostile statutes against the Scots.
Dec. 11.
Newmarket.
44. Sir Thos. Lake to Salisbury. Sends a book to the Bishop of Ely, with the Bishop of Bath's letter. The Churchmen will draw the King into writing, contrary to his intention of answering [Bellarmine's book], by some mean person, and in scorn only.
Dec. 11.
Lambeth.
45. Archbp. Bancroft to the Same. Requests him to peruse the enclosed; has sent a copy to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Dec. 11.
Salden.
46. Sir Fras. Fortescue to the Same. No timber has been felled in Whichwood, except what Sir Fras. Stoner had warrant for. Intended to sell some underwood. Begs permission so to do.
Dec. 11. 47. Sir Anth. St. Leger to the Same. Solicits the appointment of Master of Requests, lately held by Sir Thos. Smith, deceased.
Dec. ? 48. Sir Hen. Gunderrot to [the Same]. Begs for employment in the King's service. Should he obtain it, will drop his name of "le malheureux," and style himself "l'heureux Gunderrot."
Dec. 11.
Westminster.
Warrant to repay a sum not exceeding 1,300£., disbursed by Sir Hen. Gunderrot for the King. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 125.]
Dec. 11. Docquet of the above.
Dec. 11.
Westminster.
Warrant to issue to Inigo Jones and others, on certificate of Sir Thos. Chaloner, the necessary sums for the Prince's exercises at the barriers. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 125.]
Dec. 11. Docquet of the above.
Dec. 11. Grant to Ric. and Mary Cholmley of pardon for receiving and relieving seminary or other popish priests. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Warrant to issue commissions, returnable in Easter term, for compounding with persons in arrear of their contributions for the aid. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Grant to Alex. Thomson, of Bennington, co. Lincoln, of pardon for stealing 10s. only. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Restitution of temporalities to Dr. Abbot, Bishop elect of Coventry and Lichfield. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Gift to John Yearbury of all the goods and chattels of Thomas Myson, outlawed for felony. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Warrant to deliver to Hen. St. George, alias Rouge Rose Pursuivant, one coat-of-arms wrought upon damask with fine gold. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Re-grant of the Deanery of Winchester to Dr. Thos. Morton. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Grant to Bonham Norton and his heirs, of one weekly market in the town of Church Stretton, co. Salop. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Gift to Josias Kirton of all debts and arrears of rents due from the lands held by Charles Brandon, late Duke of Suffolk, before Lady Day 1608, now let on lease by the Crown. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Grant to Edm. Doubleday and Anth. Knyvet, of the office of Tellers of the Mint, on surrender of a former grant to Doubleday. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Warrant to deliver to Sam. Smith, King's Trumpeter, stuff for his livery. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Commission for making leases [of lands] formerly extended for debts due to the Crown, and for demising custody lands for 60 years, according to former compositions. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Grant to George Bud and his sureties of protection. [Docquet.]
Dec. 12.
Rycot.
49. Lord Norris to Salisbury. Desires to farm his Majesty's coppices in Shotover and Stow Woods. It is reported they will be let to Sir Fras. Stoner.
Dec. 12. 50. Account by Matthew de Quester of packets dispatched since Nov. 23.
Dec. 13.
Westminster.
51. Grant to Chris. Barwick of the benefit of the recusancy of Anne Floyer, alias Flear.
Dec. Docquet of the above. [Docquet, Dec. 15.]
Dec. 13.
Newmarket.
52. Sir Thos. Lake to Salisbury. The Lord Mayor of London is to take measures to prevent the revival of the sickness in the city. The King anxious for a reply about the Colleges. The match is ended, and went against Lord Dunbar.
Dec. 13.
Newmarket.
53. Same to the Same. Is about to return home. The King is well satisfied with Salisbury's letter about the Colleges.
Dec. 13.
Whitehall.
54. Earl of Nottingham to the Same. Cannot possibly send a complete list of forest officers, but gives the names of the chief Masters of the Game in the Royal forests in his charge.
Dec. 13.
Whitehall.
55. Earl of Salisbury to Lord Sheffield. Has sent his despatch to Sir John Bowyer and Mr. [Wm.] Turner. The last orders respecting precedency are to be put in execution. They had been sent before the receipt of Lord Sheffield's letter, and could not be altered. [See No. 47. Nov. 21.]
Dec. 13. 56. "Articles to be inquired of upon the Commissions concerning mines and quarries."
Dec. 13. License to Dr. Ric. Pilkington to hold the parsonage of Hambledon, co. Bucks, with one other ecclesiastical benefice. [Docquet.]
Dec. ? 57. Notes concerning certain lands given by [Hen.] Hatch towards repair of the haven at Faversham, co. Kent, and of persons liable to assessment for the same.
Dec. 13. Letter to the Mayor, &c., of Faversham, Kent, for a grant to Fras. Garland, of a lease, in reversion, of Brook Farm, co. Sussex, given by Hen. Hatch, for repair of highways adjacent to Faversham. [Docquet.]
Dec. 13. Warrant to the Lord Admiral to make out commissions for Commanders of ships sent forth by the Levant Company, to authorise them to suppress pirates. [Docquet.]
Dec. 13. Grant to Thos. Armstrong, alias Sowters Tom, and Nic. Robson, of pardon for stealing an ox from Lord Wm. Howard. [Docquet.]
Dec. 13. Letter to the Lord Treasurer, to give orders for Nichs. Wise to transport 900 ounces of plate into Ireland, duty free. [Docquet.]
Dec. 14.
Cheapside.
58. Sir Ric. Martin to Salisbury. Desires that no advantage may be taken of him, until his just demand and petition shall have been examined.
Dec. 14. Grant to Giles and Walter Overbury of the office of registering assurances on ships or goods in the Royal Exchange, for their lives. [Grant Bk., p. 52.]
Dec. 14. 59. Note of the Queen's debts to Mr. Herriot, Sir John Spilman, Mr. Harris, and Mr. Cosse.
Dec. 15.
Westminster.
60. Grants to Edmd. Roiden, and four others, of the benefit of the recusancy of -- Dennys of Dunmow, Essex, widow, Wm. Ilsley of Mutmare Park, Tho. Yates of Buckland, J. Colle of Callowes, Otes Galle of Greenham, Walter and Catherine Ilsley of East Ilsley, and Alex. Fettiplace of Kingston, all in co. Berks.
Dec. Docquet of the above. [Docquet, Dec. 18.]
Dec. 15.
Westminster.
61. Grants to Oliver and Leonard Muncaster and Geoffry Eaton of the benefit of the recusancy of Sir Raph Wiseman of Revenhall, Essex, John May of Yarum, York, -- Midlebowe of Brickleton, Berks, John Greene of Samford, Thos. Clowley of Maldon, and Mary Jennings of Dunmow, Essex, and -- Yates of Buckland, Berks.
Dec. Docquet of the above [Clowley omitted]. [Docquet, Dec. 18.]
Dec. 15.
Westminster.
62. Grants to Hen. Martin and Aug. Griggs of the benefit of the recusancy of Sir John York of Netherdale, Mary Gates of Hannaby, and John Husband of Netherdale, co. York, John Bricknell, co. Huntingdon, Rob. Wright, co. Northampton, -- Broughton of Turvey, John Love and Edw. Pesson, co. Bedford.
Dec. Docquet of the above. [Docquet, Dec. 18.]
Dec. 15.
Westminster.
63. Commission to the Lord Treasurer and Chancellor of the Exchequer, to make leases, grants, &c., of extended and custody lands, &c., upon composition for the same, as allowed by Commissioners appointed Aug. 2, 1609.
Dec. ? 64. Memoranda [by Salisbury] relative to the repairs of highways, and the conditions of a grant to Turner [of the making of alum].
Dec. 15. Commission to bargain with Wm. Turner, of London, or others, for the sole making of alum, in England and Ireland. [Docquet.]
Dec. 15. Letter to the Lord Admiral to give order for victualling the ships Nonsuch and The Lion's Whelp, appointed for scouring the seas, and apprehending pirates in the Levant. [Docquet.]
Dec. 15. Grant of incorporation to the Mayor, &c., of Bideford, co. Devon; with confirmation of former privileges. [Docquet.]
Dec. 15. Gift to Sir John Drummond of 1,000£., being part of the King's moiety of a former grant to him of 5,000£. of debts due to the Crown. [Docquet.]
Dec. 15. Grant to Geo. Symcock, of Norton, Cheshire, of pardon for house stealing. [Docquet.]
Dec. 15. Warrant for Lady Walsingham to have precedency before Lady Hoby, or "any other lady of her rank of a knight." [Docquet.]
Dec. 15. 65. Hen. Earl of Southampton to Salisbury. Reports a conversation he had with the King about leasing the coppices in Whittlewood. Exculpates Lord Gerard from telling his Majesty of the leases intended. The King is eager to have one of the Virginia squirrels, that are said to fly.
Dec. 15. 66. Same to the Same. Knows not whether the justice court has sat yet, but when it does, will take care that his Lordship is satisfied. His proceedings with the King, on complaint of leases being granted in Whittlewood. [See Dec. 10.]
Dec. 16.
Newmarket.
67. Lord Gerard to the Same. Explains the tenor of his speeches to the King, about leasing the woods in Whittlewood Forest.
Dec. 16.
Royston.
68. Sir Thos. Lake to the Same. The King dainty about signing the letter for transportation of powder; he is displeased with the inclosures about Newmarket, which impede his hunting. He thinks the Lord Admiral's claim of right to compound with pirates cannot be warranted; the Judges are to be appealed to.
Dec. 17.
Puddle Wharf.
69. Lady Arbella Stuart to the Same. Beseeches that her patent may speedily pass the Great Seal, which will further the dispatch of her suit in Ireland, &c.
Dec. ? 70. Same to the Same. Urges three requests:- first, that her debts may be paid, on condition of returning her grant of the wines in Ireland; second, for an augmentation of her allowance; third, for 1,000£. per ann. in lieu of diet.
Dec. 17. 71. Estimate of repairs necessary in the manor-house of St. Mary, near the walls of York. With note by Simon Basill that they are deemed reasonable; dated June 28, 1611.
Dec. 18.
Bishop's Auckland.
72. William James Bishop of Durham to Salisbury. Concerning certain claims by the townsmen of Durham, who, "in their pride, usurp things never granted, and challenge things not grantable."
Dec. 18.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Geo. Herriot, Sir John Spilman, and others, 20,500£. for jewels, &c., provided for the Queen, and to pay 10£. per cent. to any persons who will advance the money for the same. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 126.]
Dec. 18. Docquet of the above.
Dec. 18.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to the Queen, or to Lord Knyvet for her use, 500£., for trees sold out of her jointure lands. [Ibid., p. 126.]
Dec. 18. Docquet of the above.
Dec. 18 ? 73. Certificate of the survey of the woods within Her Majesty's jointure, co. Buckingham.
Dec. 20. 74. Sir Hen. Cock to Salisbury. Daily robbery of the King's plate. Advises that John Williams, the King's Goldsmith, be put into the Commission of the Peace for London, as Sir Ric. Martin, the Queen's Goldsmith, was in the late reign. Also for Wm. Frankland to be appointed a Justice for Hertfordshire, on account of the frequent absence of himself and other Justices.
Dec. 20.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Rob. Barker 310£. 14s. 8d. for printing and binding sundry books; and to Edw. Jordan 49£. 2s. 9d. for seizure of 398 Barbary hides. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 127.]
Dec. 20. 75. Account of debts due by the King Dec. 23, not assigned to any certain payment; among others, 435£. to [Wm.] Stallenge for mulberry plants; also of debts postponed, and not assigned.
Dec. 20. 76. Power of attorney from Edm. Andrews, of Bury St. Edmunds, to Robt. Skinner, of Kelshall, Suffolk, to receive for him 10£., his Privy Seal loan to the King.
Dec. 21.
St. Bartholomew.
77. Dud. Carleton to Sir Walter Cope. Keeps in the back-ground, as he advised, but is ready to appear at a moment's warning. Recommends his brother-in-law, Rich. Harrison, to fill his place in Parliament, if he leave before the sitting.
Dec. 22.
Westminster.
78. Grant to John Levingston of the benefit of the recusancy of Wm. Hungate and William, his son, of Saxton, co. York.
Dec. 23. 79. Nathl. Fulwer to Salisbury. Has always attended his office of Auditor, except when ill; but is willing to bestow 50£. yearly out of it on [John] Stanley and [Justinian] Povey, to assist him in it, if needful.
Dec. 80. Sir John Skinner to the Same. Solicits payment of his arrears for Berwick up to Christmas, &c.
Dec. 23.
St. Stephen's.
81. John Bingley to the Same. The fec and entertainment demanded by Sir John Skinner for himself and twelve soldiers is properly due, and has never been paid since the garrison of Berwick was disbanded, in Christmas 1603.
Dec. 23. 82. William Maton to the Same. A gentleman, formerly intimate with Percy, can reveal many things concerning the Gunpowder Plot; and has had recent intrigues with the Earl of Northumberland and Mr. Hanley, a servant of the King.
Dec. 23.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Lawrence Kemys 8,000£. for the manor of Sherborne, purchased of the feoffees of Sir Walter Raleigh, attainted. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 128.]
Dec. 24.
Westminster.
83. Warrant to pay to Geo. Herriot, on the 26th of June next, 5,245£., for principal and interest of money due to him.
Dec. 24. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 129.]
Dec. 24. Docquet of the above.
Dec. 24.
Westminster.
84. Warrant to pay to Sir John Spilman, on the 26th of June next, 3,413£. 15s., for principal and interest of money due to him.
Dec. 24. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 129.]
Dec. 24. Docquet of the above.
Dec. 24.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Sir Roger Dallison 372£. 12s. 6d., for the more orderly making up of his account for the office of Ordnance. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 127.]
Dec. 24. Demise to Geo. Shirley of two thirds of the King's part in the lands and goods of Helen Brookesby, widow, recusant. [Docquet.]
Dec. 24. Instalment of the first fruits of the Bishopric of Chichester, after the rate of 609£. 7s. 1½d., payable in four years. [Docquet.]
Dec. 24. Grant to Sir Thos. Lake of the office of Latin Secretary, for life. [Docquet.]
Dec. 24. Grant to Geo. Hopton of the fee-simple of the manor of Orleton, co. Hereford. [Docquet.]
Dec. 24. Grant, with survivorship, to Abraham Dawes and Wm. Wymondsold, on surrender of John Allington and Abraham Dawes, of the office of Surveyor of Customers' and Comptrollers' Books, &c., belonging to any of the ports of England, London excepted. [Docquet.]
Dec. 24. Instalment of the first fruits of the Bishopric of Ely, after the rate of 1,921£. 8sd., payable in four years. [Docquet.]
Dec. 24. Grant to Edw. Leech of an alms-room in Christ Church, Oxford. [Docquet.]
Dec. 24. Discharge to Dr. Abbot, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, of the payment of the first fruits of that Bishopric, he being removed thence to the Bishopric of London. [Docquet.]
Dec. 24. Congé d'élire to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, London, to elect a Bishop. [Docquet.]
Dec. 24. Letter recommendatory for Dr. Abbot, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to be elected Bishop of London. [Docquet.]
Dec. 24. Warrant to pay to Lady Carey, to the use of the Duke of York, 100£., as his Majesty's New Year's gift. [Docquet.]
Dec. 24. Warrant to pay 5s. per diem to Geo. Muncrieff, appointed to have charge of the Prince's hawks. [Docquet.]
Dec. 25. 85. Proportion of the receipts expected and issues due for the Christmas quarter; with the inequality thereof.
Dec. 25. 86. Declaration of the tenths of the clergy due at Christmas anno 7 Jac. I.; with the proportions paid.
Dec. 25. 87. Statement of the payment of the above tenths of the clergy; with two exceptions.
[Dec. 25.] 88. Memoranda of debts growing due in the Christmas quarter.
[Dec. 25.] 89. Account of the King's debts at Christmas, total 164,097£., being a transcript of the above, with additions.
Dec. 26. 90. Account of packets received and delivered by Matthew de Quester, since December 13.
Dec. 26.
Westminster.
Warrant for allowance of 2,000£. to Lord Knyvet, Warden of the Mint, for a jewel purchased by the Queen. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 128.]
Dec. 27.
Waltham.
91. Thos. Bilson, Bishop of Winchester, to Thos. Wilson. Desires him to deliver to the bearer, And. Myers, the bill of impost usually allowed by the Crown, for the household expenses of the Bishop of Winchester.
Dec. 30.
London.
92. John Chamberlain to [Dud. Carleton]. Launch of the new East India ship, at which the King and Queen were present. Gold chain and medal conferred on Sir Thos. Smith. Sir Walter Raleigh has a ship come from Guiana, laden with gold ore. The Prince's challenge. Committal of Lady Arabella Stuart and her servants. Sermon at Court of the Bishop of Ely, whose book is answered as well as the King's. Cardinal Evreux has written sharply against the King. Indorsed are Latin anagrams [by Carleton] on the Queen and Prince of Wales.
Dec. 30.
Carlisle.
93. Report by Sir John Dalston, Sir Chris. Pickering, and others, of their survey of the manor of Carlisle, upon a commission prefixed; with articles of inquiry issued to Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Sir John Dalston, and others, Nov. 12, 1609.
Dec. 31.
Westminster.
94. Grant to Thos. Lloyd of the benefit of the recusancy of John Draycot of Painsley, Stafford; Tho. Brudnell of Dean, Northampton; Sir John Webb of Odstoke, Wilts; and John Gage of Firle, Sussex.
Dec. 31.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Sir Roger Dallison, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, 1,000£. for purchase of iron for ordnance, out of the mines of Brenchley and Horsemonden, Kent. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 130.]
Dec. Docquet of the above. [Docquet, Dec. 24.]
Dec. 95. Sir Wm. Godolphin to Salisbury. Thanks for his last letter. Apologises for the bearer, a silly fellow.
Dec. 96. Countess of Leicester to the Same. Offers her hearty prayers for his life and health. Thanks him for the wardship granted her, and will use the ward well.
Dec. ? 97. Articles of complaint against Lord Sheffield in his office of Lord President of the Council in the North, for arbitrary conduct, and not consulting the other Commissioners.
Dec. ? 98. List of persons to whom grants of fines of recusants have been made.