James I: Volume 52, January, February 1610

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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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January, February,

Jan. 2. Grant to Peter Temple of the office of Captain of Camber Castle and Keeper of the Waters, co. Sussex, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 83.]
Jan. 2.
Warrant to pay to Sir Roger Aston 1,000£., as a New Year's gift for the Prince. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 31.]
Jan. Docquet of the above. [Docquet, Jan. 7.]
Jan. 3. 1. John Pory to Dud. Carleton. The Lord Treasurer promises Sir Walter Cope to remember Carleton. Sir Stephen Le Sieur has had small success at Florence; Jonas Aldrich, his predecessor there, offers with 4 ships to repress all Mediterranean pirates, and seize the Duke of Tuscany's fleet. Mr. Mole, Tutor to Lord St. John and Lord Roos, is in the Inquisition, the Pope answering appeals for his release with assurances that he shall be well treated, and efforts made for his conversion.
Jan. 6. 2. Power of Attorney from John Nunn, of Bury St. Edmunds, to John Eldred, of London, to receive on his behalf 20£., his Privy Seal loan to the King, 14 Jan. 1605.
Jan. 6. 3. Similar power from John Jolly, of Langham, Suffolk, to the Same, for 15£. lent 1 Jan. 1605.
Jan. 6. 4. Similar power from Thos. Coell of Ampton, Suffolk, to John Eldred, to receive 10£. lent 20 Jan. 1605.
Jan. 7. Grant to John Barclay of a pension of 200£. per ann., on surrender of a former pension of 150£. [Docquet.]
Jan. 7. Grant to Rich. Lazomby of certain gold and silver lately found in the chancel of Harrington Church, co. Hants. [Docquet.]
Jan. 7. Grant to Sir Wm. Willoughby and Wm. Brock, in fee-simple, of Fulbrook Park, co. Warwick, on composition for defective title. [Docquet.]
Jan. 7. Warrant to pay to Chas. Anthony, Graver of the Mint, 55£. 4s. 5d. for making and engraving seals and signets for nine years. [Docquet.]
Jan. 7. Grant to Nicholas Crompton of an alms-room at Rochester. [Docquet.]
Jan. 7. Grant to Sir Rob. Dormer and his heirs, of the manor of Ilmere, co. Bucks, which he holds of the King in Grand Serjeanty, as Marshal and Master of the Hawks, with confirmation of office, privileges, &c. [Docquet.]
Jan. 8.
5. Patent appointing Dr. Rich. Field Dean of Gloucester Cathedral, on resignation of Dr. Thos. Merton.
Jan. 8. 6. Account of the King's debts in the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh years of his reign, and of the means by which the greater part has been discharged.
Jan. 8. Grant to Sir Wm. Herbert of the keepership of Folly John Park, Windsor Forest, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 83.]
Jan. 9. Warrant to pay necessary sums for victualling and relieving the soldiers levied in Ireland for the service of the King of Sweden, driven by storm into the Thames, Harwich, and other ports; also to pay to Sir Geo. Hay 80£., and to Peter Van Lore 100£., advanced by them for the debts of Henry Gunderrot. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 131.]
Jan. 9. Docquet of the above.
Jan. 9.
Warrant to pay to the Earl of Dunbar, Keeper of the Privy Purse, 300£., to be employed as His Majesty shall direct. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 132.]
Jan. 9. Docquet of the above.
Jan. 9. Warrant repassed to pay to Sir David Murray, Gentleman of the Robes to the Prince, 3,000£. per annum, for apparel and linen for the Prince. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Royal assent for Dr. Geo. Abbot, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, elected Bishop of London. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Presentation of Francis Marbury to the rectory of St. Margaret's, New Fish Street, London, vice John Coling deceased. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Warrant to pay to Sir John Skinner 544£. 6s. 8d., for his arrears and allowance as Chamberlain of Berwick, and for 12 soldiers there. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Warrant to pay to Sir John Hungerford 160£., recovered by him from the goods of John Holsey, recusant, deceased. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Grant to Sir Jas. Wingfield and his heirs male, with remainder to the heirs of Sir Rich. Wingfield, of the castle, manor, and park of Kimbolton, the manor of Swineshead, co. Huntingdon, and the manor of Hardwick, co. Bedford, on composition for defective title. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Grant to Jas. Leigh of the office of Master Plasterer to the King, for life. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. License to Sir Rob. Rich, of Wellington, co. Norfolk, to travel for 3 years. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9 Grant to Thos. Court, of Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, of pardon for manslaughter. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9 Lease to Sir Thos. Denton, Sir Robt. Johnson, Simon Lambert, and John Nicholls, of the moiety of the King's coppice woods and wood grounds in the forest of Whittlewood. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Similar lease to Sir Anth. Cope, Sir Robt. Brett, and Sir Robt. Bannister, of the other moiety of the above. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Grant to John Evans of an alms-room in Trinity College, Cambridge. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Warrant to deliver to John Barkley, falconer, stuff for his livery. [Docquet.]
Jan. 9. Warrant for payment of 5,400£. 10s. 10½d., to his Majesty's goldsmiths, and others, for plate, &c. [Docquet.]
Jan. 10.
Proclamation forbidding the making of starch, and authorizing its importation. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 220.]
Jan. 12. 7. Charges of works, &c., at his Majesty's houses, in December 1609.
Jan. 13.
Ferry Bridge.
8. Hen. Sanderson to the Earl of Salisbury. Concerning the trees felled by Sir George Freville, in the woods of Tudhoe, and his misdeeds whilst Constable of Brancepeth Castle. Has appointed the commission to sit at Brancepeth, Jan. 26. Is traduced by the Bishop of Durham and others.
Jan. 14.
9. Dud. Carleton to John Chamberlain. Private affairs. Has delivered 5£. to Dr. Langley, for Philip Lytton, who progresses well at school.
Jan. 15. 10. Power of Attorney from Wm. Rushbrook, of Bardwell, Suffolk, to John Eldred, of London, to receive for him 10£. lent to the King 1 Oct. 1604.
Jan. 15. Grant to Sir Fras. Darcy and Sir Nich. Throgmorton, of an annuity of 400£. per annum, during the life of Elizabeth, wife of Sir Walter Raleigh, attained. [Docquet.]
Jan. 15. Grant to Walter, son of Sir Walter Raleigh, of annuity of 400£. per annum for life, after the death of his mother. [Docquet.]
Jan. 15. License to Sir Wm. Sydney, son and heir of Visct. Lisle, and to Benjamin Rudyard, to travel for three years. [Docquet.]
Jan. 15. Grant to Augustine Griggs and Thos. Pinckney, of the benefit of the recusancy of Robt. Barnes and Ambrose Mason. [Docquet.]
Jan. 15. Lease to Geo. Wodland of the benefit of the recusancy of Hen. Merry. [Docquet.]
Jan. 15. Grant to Wm. Mayes of the goods and chattels of Hen. Brampton, outlaw, for satisfaction of Brampton's creditors. [Docquet.]
Jan. 15. Grant to Rich. Ward and Wm. Parry, of the office of attorneys for the County and Hundred Courts holden by the sheriffs, in all the counties of Wales. [Docquet.]
Jan. 16. 11. Conveyance of lease of a piece of ground near St. Armin's hill, Westminster, from John Symnell to Richard Kitter and Elizabeth his wife, all of Westminster. With note of assignment thereof, 1616, Sept. 26, to Thos. Wilson.
Jan. 18.
12. Acquittance to the Earl of Worcester of 400£. received out of the Exchequer, and expended for horses and geldings for the King, Queen, Prince, and Duke of York.
Jan. 18. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Book, II., p. 134.]
Jan. ? 13. Arguments to prove that the recent grant by the King, for the students of Trinity College, Cambridge, to be chosen from the Westminster scholars, is prejudicial to the interests of Trinity.
Jan. ? 14. Copy of the above.
Jan. 18.
15. Earl of [Salisbury] to the Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge. Requests copies of the University Statutes prescribing the numbers of fellows and scholars to be elected for each House, and the places whence they are to be chosen.
[Jan. 18.] 16. Same to the Same. Similar, but not duplicate.
Jan. 18.
17. Robt Leminge to Thos. Wilson. Asks instructions about the joiners' and gardeners' work at [Salisbury's house] Hatfield.
Jan. 19. 18. Warrant to pay to Sir John Spilman 2,880£., for jewels and pearls presented by the King to the Queen, Duke of York, and Princess Elizabeth, as New Year's gifts.
Jan. 19. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 142.]
Jan. 19. 19. Warrant to repay sundry sums, with interest, to Wm. Cockayne, Alderman of London, and others, and to pay interest on any sums borrowed for the King.
Jan. Entry of the above, Jan. 9. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 132.]
Jan. 19.
20. Ralph Lord Eure to the Earl of Salisbury. Has received many complaints against Edward Field, Steward of the manor of King's Norton. Has not interfered, Field being the Queen's servant. Incloses,
20. I. Presumptions against Edw. Field, touching the death of William Green, murdered about four or five years since at King's Norton.
20. II. Similar paper, but not duplicate.
20. III. Petition of the inhabitants of King's Norton to the King, against Edw. Field, steward of the manor, stating that he used his office to the prejudice of the tenants, and to enrich himself.
Jan. 20.
21. Sir Thos. Lake to Salisbury. Sir Daniel Dunn has been with the Judges about the Admiralty affair. Has written to the Council on the hunting matter. The King says Salisbury has fools to his cousins as well as himself. The Lady Arabella's warrant for diet signed. Certain articles mentioned in Sir Hen. Wotton's despatches are to be named to the Venetian Ambassador.
Jan. 22.
22. Grant to Thos. Marbury of the benefit of the recusancy of Eliz. Waferer, of St. Clement Danes, Middlesex.
Jan. 23.
23. John Chamberlain to Dud. Carleton. Has received his [Carleton's] money from Knebworth. Ned Wimark keeps at home, and only steals out by owl light. Arrival of the servants of the French, Venetian, and Saxon Ambassadors. Report of peers to be created. Quarrel between Sir Edw. Herbert and Boqhuan [Buchan ?], a Scotch gentleman, Usher of the Queen, about a ribbon taken from Mrs. Middlemore.
Jan. 24.
24. George Lord Audley to Salisbury. Touching certain wrongs done to him by the Lord Deputy [of Ireland].
Jan. 25.
25. Ralph Lord Eure to the Same. For license to leave his government, to attend Parliament.
Jan. 26. 26. List of packets delivered and sent by Matthew de Quester since 29 Dec. 1609.
Jan. 26. Grant to Wm. Russell of the place of a Poor Knight in Windsor. [Grant Bk., p. 65.]
Jan. 27. 27. Power of attorney from Sir William Chauncey, of Edgecott, Northamptonshire, executor of his late father, Sir Toby Chauncey, to John Barton, o Eastcole, same county, to receive 20£. lent to the King on Privy Seal, dated July 31, 1604, and sent February 29, 1605.
Jan. 27.
28. Grant to Case Surley of the benefit of the recusancy of Eliz. Blackwell.
Jan. 28.
29. Warrant to pay to Sir Hen. Seckford, Keeper of the Tents, and Thos. Jones, Master of the Toils, 100 marks, for keeping and airing the same.
Jan. Entry of the above, Jan. 23. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 433.]
Jan. 28. 30. Petition of John Danyell, to Sir Laurence Tanfield, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer. For permission to enter a suit in the Exchequer against the Earl and Countess of Clanricarde, for wrong inflicted, or else to follow out the suit he has already commenced there, to which they endeavour to put a stop. With reference thereon.
Jan. ? 31. John Danyell to the King. Appeals to His Majesty as standing in the place of God upon earth, to protect him from the oppressions described by himself and his wife, in some discourses which he begs permission to publish. Complains of the unjust procedings of certain great persons against himself and his wife, by which he was fined 3,000£. in the Star Chamber, and deprived of all he had in the world on pretence of levying the fine.
Jan. ? 32. Duplicate of the above, with one clause omitted.
Jan. ? 33. License to John and Jane Danyell to print and publish the works entitled "Danyell's Disasters;" "The varyable accidents in a private man's lyffe ;" and "A Declaration of the fatal accidents of Jane Danyell."
Jan. ? 34. "Danyell's Disasters," being an account of proceedings in Chancery, in reference to the payment of his fine, &c.
Jan. ? 35. "The varyable accidents in a private man's lyffe," by John Danyell. Pp. 1-16. Imperfect.
Jan. 29. Grant to Sir Rob. Stewart and Rich. Vaus of the roots and stumps of trees in any of the King's forests and parks, not having deer. [Grant Book, p. 65. See July 30.]
Jan. 31. Grant, with survivorship, to Sir Thos. Howard and Chas. Howard, sons of the Earl of Suffolk, in reversion after Lord Knollys, of the offices of Keeper, Bailiff, and Surveyor of the manor of Newelme, alias Ewelme, co. Oxford, and of the park there, and of Constable, Steward, and Master of the game, of the castle, and manor of Wallingford, co. Berks, parcel of the manor of Newelme. [Docquet.]
Jan. 31. Grant to Fras. de Verton, alias Forest, of protection for - months. [Docquet.]
Jan. 31. Grant to Robt. Thomas, in reversion after his father Wm. Thomas, of the keepership of the King's mews at Charing Cross, for life. [Docquet.]
Jan. 31. Commission for John Parry, Master of the Otter Hounds, to take up dogs for His Majesty's recreation, and to destroy dogs offensive to the game. [Docquet.]
Jan. 31. Grant to John Edwards of the office of Receiver in cos. Bucks and Bedford, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 83.]
Jan. 31. Grant to Edmond Pigeon, in reversion after Fras. Ingolsby, of the keepership of the King's Armoury at Greenwich, co. Kent, with the house in the Tilt Yard. [Docquet.]
Jan. ? 36. Proposal for farming the profits of the Office of Alienations; 20,000£. to be paid down as a fine, and 6,000£. given per ann., over and above the receipts of any one year since the King's accession.
Jan. ? 37. Note of the profits of the Alienation Office from 18 and 19 Eliz. to 6 Jac. 1.
Jan. 38. Discourse on the Office of Alienations, the nature and origin of the fines exacted, the necessity of discretion by the Commissioners in imposing fines, and the mischiefs that would ensue from letting out the alienation fines in farm.
Jan. 39. Copy of the above.
Feb. 1. 40. Account of repayment of sums borrowed by the King in 1604, and of sundry disbursements, anno 7°.
Feb. 1. 41. "Abstract concerning the occasion of His Majesty's repair, five several times, unto the three Sessions of Parliament last past."
Feb. 1. 42. Order of the Court of Exchequer, for stay of proceedings in the cause of Thos. Robinson, Oliver Skinner, and Fras. Wren, relative to premises in the parishes of St. Botolph without Aldgate and St. Peter's, London; the cause pending upon the right of the city to buildings erected on certain waste lands is to be decided by the Court, on hearing the pleas of the Counsel of the city.
Feb. 1. Grant to Rich. Moore of the office of Receiver in the county and city of Lincoln, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 83.]
Feb. ? 43. The King to [the Earl of Dunbar ?]. Authorizes him, on his approaching journey to Scotland, to give the oath of a Privy Councillor of England to the Earl of Dunfermline, who is to be admitted a member of the Council.
Feb. 3.
44. Earl of Dunfermline to the Earl of Salisbury. Thanks for his influence in procuring him elevation to a place in the Privy Council.
Feb. 3.
45. Mayor of Newcastle to Salisbury. Has provided necessaries for the [Irish] soldiers, who sailed with a fair wind, 2d February.
Feb. 3.
46. Warrant to pay to Lord Stanhope, Treasurer of the Chamber, 1,711£. 5s. 9¼d., above the allowance for the Chamber, for bills paid, and to settle his accounts.
Feb. 3. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 134.]
Feb. 4. Docquet of the above.
Feb. 4. Grant to the town of Haverfordwest, co. Pembroke, of incorporation and confirmation of privileges. [Docquet.]
Feb. 4. Grant to Edw. Ferrers and Fras. Phelips of mills, &c., value 243£. 8s. 5d., part of the lands held by the contractors for mills. [Docquet.]
Feb. 4. The King's bond to Alderman Cockayne for payment of 6,000£., principal debt, and 300£. interest. [Docquet.]
Feb. 4. Grant to Thos. Smith of pardon, for life only, for burglary and horse stealing. [Docquet.]
Feb. 4. Warrant for payment to Sir John Trevor, Sir John Norris, and Abraham Greene, of 656£. 10s., for repairing the conduit pipes of the fountain in Windsor Castle. [Docquet.]
Feb. 4. Grant to John Rochester of the remainder in the manors of Ringers and Scarletts, and other lands, co. Essex, fraudulently conveyed to the Crown by Edw. Rochester. [Docquet.]
Feb. 4. License to the Bishop of Exeter to be absent from Parliament. [Docquet.]
Feb. 5.
The Office.
47. Fras. Smith to Mrs. Susan Nicholas. Letter of friendship.
Feb. 5. 48. Lord Sheffield to the Earl of Salisbury. Is too ill to attend Parliament; begs him to obtain his leave of absence, and accept his proxy.
Feb. 5. 49. Lease from Thos. Lord Arundel of Wardour, and Anne Catesby, widow, of Ledgers Ashby, to Thos. Shrimpton, and Valentine Gregory, both of Harrington, co. Northampton, of the pasture, &c., of Sillesworth, parish of Watford, same county.
Feb. 6. Grant to Edw. Bromley of the office of a Baron of the Exchequer. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 85.]
Feb. 6. 50. John Hopkins to Lord Admiral Nottingham. Sir Wm. St. John has taken a fly-boat of 100 tons. A pirate named Eston had been hovering on the coast; fears lest he capture all the ships and boats in the Kingroad, there being now no commission to attack them. A Bristol merchant ship taken by pirates.
Feb. 7. 51. -- to the Commissioners for the office of Earl Marshal. Begs to be excused from attending the Prince at the tilting, having lamed one of his hands by a fall from his horse.
Feb. 7. 52. Charges of works at several of the King's houses, in January last.
Feb. 7.
53. Warrant to re-pay to Geo. Sheffield, a Poor Knight of Windsor, 19£. 0s. 5¾d., which has been twice paid by him into the Exchequer.
Feb. 7. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 135.]
Feb. 7.
54. Warrant to pay to Rich. Hall, merchant, in consideration of his great losses, 160£. 11s. as abatement of his impost on tobacco, from moneys paid by the farmers of that impost.
Feb. 7. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 135.]
Feb. 8.
55. Sir Edw. Hoby to Salisbury. Fitzjames, lately come over, has brought Higons' book with a letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury; thinks he could reclaim Higons' home, if he knew where to find him.
Feb. 8. 56. Petition of John Danyell, of Tuttle Street, Westminster, to the Court of Exchequer. In spite of their permission for release of his lands extended for debt, the Earl of Clanricarde has obtained counter-orders. Services of himself to the late Earl of Essex, for which recompense was promised but never granted. Also of his wife to the Countess of Essex, now Countess of Clanricarde, as tire-woman. When the Earl's troubles began, took some of his letters to the Countess, which were then in his own possession, to Peter Ball to read for him; would have delivered them to the late Queen, but was persuaded to give them up to the Countess, who promised him 1,720£. for past services, which was paid, and he considered his affair settled, till he was summoned to the Star Chamber, and fined 3,000£. for misdemeanours. Got the debt installed, and would have paid it, but, by indirect means, his estate was put into other hands; his property, worth 10,000£., was wasted, and he became insolvent, 2,000£. of the debt being assigned by the King to the Earl and Countess of Clanricarde. Desires his bonds may be re-delivered. Other claims against the Countess. Complains of her traducing him, as betraying the late Earl, stealing her jewels, and forging her letters. Begs a writ of subpona against the Earl and Countess, to answer the premises.
Feb. 9.
57. Warrant to pay to Sir Hen. Cock, Cofferer of Prince Henry's Household, 673£. 3s. 9d. for charges of a banquet given by the Prince, in January last.
Feb. 9. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 136.]
[Feb. 10.] 58. Sir Vincent Skinner to Salisbury. On the periods allowed for payments of subsidies, fifteenths, and tenths, during the late reign. Incloses,
58. I. Comparison of the amounts of subsidies and fifteenths, since 1 Eliz.
Feb. 10. 59. Copy of the above inclosure.
Feb. 11.
Proclamation extending the time for composition for defective titles, till the end of Easter term. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 225.]
Feb. 12.
60. Edw. Phyton to Salisbury. Begs not to be deprived of the manor of Bosley, which is desired by the Countess of Derby.
Feb. 12.
61. Grant to Thos. Marbury of the benefit of the recusancy of Edw. Tiddesley of the Morleys, co. Lancaster.
Feb. 12.
62. Warrant to pay to Peter Van Lore 91£., for rent of a house in Paris, for Sir Thomas Edmondes, Ambassador there.
Feb. 12. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 136.]
Feb. 12.
63. Warrant to pay to Sir David Murray 1,986£. 9s. 7d., for pearls, silks, and other necessaries, for the Prince, at the barriers, &c., at Christmas last.
Feb. 12. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 137.]
Feb. 13.
64. Rob. Bennet, Bishop of Hereford, to Salisbury. Desires to be removed to Worcester, should the see become vacant, on account of his health, which suffers from this cold climate and moist country; pleads his long service to the Earl's father.
Feb. 13. Commission to Sir Thos. Fleming to fill the Lord Chancellor's room in the Parliament House, during his sickness. [Grant Bk., p. 61.]
Feb. 14.
65. Grant to Geo. Douglas of the benefit of the recusancy of Fras. Poultney, of Artleborough, and Rob. Prince, of Tausworth, co. Northampton; Thos. Hewes, co. Surrey ; J. Charnock, of Houkott, and Mrs. Stone, of Ridgemont, co. Bedford.
Feb. 14. 66. Note of the mode of proceeding in supplying the places of members deceased during the sessions of Parliament; with list of writs issued by the Speaker for the election of new members, from 1 to 7 James I.
Feb. 14. 67. Report of the proceedings of the committee of privileges, respecting the writs issued for electing new members, during the prorogation of Parliament.
Feb. 14.
68. Warrant to pay 330£. to John de Crites, the King's Serjeant Painter, and 29£. to Thomas Larkin, his locksmith, for works done by them.
Feb. 14. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 137.]
Feb. 16. 69. List of packets received and sent by Matthew de Quester, since January 30.
[Feb. 17.] 70. Speech of the Earl of Salisbury in Parliament. The object of the Houses' meeting is to consider the matter of supply, and to witness the creation of Prince Henry, as Prince of Wales, &c. Statement of the King's former debts, and of proceedings in their liquidation. Importance of a present ample supply to avoid the "cancer of interest." Grievances will be redressed, &c.
[Feb. 17.] 71. Copy of the above.
Feb. 17 ? 72. Notes of statute laws, the repeal of which is desirable, with reasons therefor. [See Journ. Lords, Vol. ii., p. 551.]
Feb. 18.
73. Earl of Salisbury to the Bishop of St. Asaph. Sends a complaint against Sir John Gwyn; requests him to call the parties before him, and settle the matter.
Feb. 20.
74. Warrant to pay to Sir William Ryder and Sir Thos. Lake, 756£. 10s. 9¾d., due to the Queen, by reason of an abatement of the impost of sugars, since the grant thereof to her Majesty.
Feb. 20. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 138.]
Feb. 21.
75. Mayor of Plymouth to Salisbury. Has sent his packet to Penryn; sends him a box, with a letter directed to Sir Wm. Godolphin, &c.
Feb. 22.
God's-house, Southampton.
76. Fras. Mills to Edw. Anthony. Begs that no fresh reversion of the captaincy of Calshot Castle may be granted, it being already given to his son Smith, after Thos. Conway, the present captain. Hopes he shall receive a dividend for the last term. Asks the Archbishop of Canterbury's disposition about his Oxford suit, &c.
Feb. 22. 77. Sir John Mallory to Salisbury. Fears the consequences of the present discussions on grievances. Suggests a mode of avoiding them, by proclamation of a general pardon, and the revocation of all unpopular patents.
Feb. 22.
78. Warrant to repay to Sir Thos. Gorges, Captain of Hurst Castle, co. Hants, 320£. disbursed by him for repairs there.
Feb. 22. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 139.]
Feb. 23. 79. Robert Earl of Sussex to Salisbury. Has sent his tripartite indenture to his counsellor, that he may advise with his Lordship's counsellor on the jointure. Begs a delay of execution on his lands, for fee-farm rents due to the King.
Feb. ? 80. Thos. Middlemore to --. Is sorry to hear of his ill fortune; all the company had gone to sea.
Feb. 26.
81. Grant to Wm. Halsey of the benefit of the recusancy of Wm. Sheapre, of Hendred, co. Berks; Thos. Middlemore and Steph. Faulkoner, of East Grinstead, co. Sussex; and Mary Goodlack, of Ledcome, co. Berks.
Feb. 26. 82. Certificate of money falling due to the King, made at the sitting of that day, for composition for defective titles.
Feb. 27.
83. Warrant to pay to Wm. Cooke 80£. for providing anvils, bellows, sledge hammers, &c., for the forgers of Nonsuch, Charing Cross, Theobalds, and Royston.
Feb. 27. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 138.]
[Feb. 27.] 84. Notes on the intended Act to reform the wide and wasteful writing of law proceedings, in Courts of Record.
Feb. 28. Grant to Jeffrey Duppa of the goods, &c., forfeited by the attainder of Rich. Adams, of London, for forgery. [Docquet.]
Feb. 28. Grant to Arthur Jackson of pardon for refusing the oath of supremacy. [Docquet.]
Feb. 28. Grant to Rob. Chapman and Thos. Walford, of chantry lands and coal pits, parish of Wickham, Bishopric of Durham, value 5£. per ann. [Docquet.]
Feb. 85. Note of works done in Whitehall, in February.
[Feb.] 86. Project for an act of Parliament, for composition of tenures under the Crown.
[Feb.] 87. Note of profits peculiar to the King's tenures, specifying which should be abolished and which retained, and the difficulties in the business. Corrected by Salisbury.
[Feb.] 88. Observations on an intended petition to the King for composition for his tenures. Objections to the Court of Wards, and reasons for freeing the tenures, stated and answered. Estimate of the value of the tenures, and of the sums that should be offered in composition. With many notes [by Salisbury].
[Feb.] 89. List of payments by the Farmers of the Customs, during the two preceding years, to the King's Household and Wardrobe, into the Exchequer, and for the building of ships.
Feb. 90. Bond by which Rob. Skinner pledges himself, under penalty of 20£., not to produce in court at any future time for payment, a Privy Seal bond for 10£., for receipt of which he has a power of attorney from Henry Wright, of Bury St. Edmunds.