James I: Volume 58, November, December, 1610

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November, December, 1610

Nov. 2. 1. John Osborne to Salisbury. Transmits records required, relative to certain matters.
Nov. 2.
Westminster.
Grant to Rob. Brooke, goldsmith, of London, of protection from arrest, for one year. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 7.]
Nov. 2.
Westminster.
Grant to Rich. Lazomby, for service to be done at Theobald's Park, of part of the fee enjoyed by Humphrey Flint, deceased, as keeper of Theobalds and Cheshunt Parks. [Ibid., No. 8.]
Nov. 2.
Westminster.
Grant to And. Bussey of the residue of the fee of Humph. Flint, deceased, with the keepership of Cheshunt Park. [Ibid., No. 9.]
Nov. 3.
Ghent.
2. Mary Lady Lovell to [Salisbury.] Understands that Father Baldwin is in England, and likely to be condemned for treason. Strong confidence in Flanders of his innocency. Has heard him swear by his priesthood that he knew nothing of the Powder Treason. Fears his execution would cause reflections on his Lordship.
Nov. 3. Grant to Hildebrand Prosen of the office of Merchant in the East for furnishing the King's ships, for life. [Grant Book, p. 75.]
Nov. ? 3. Appeal and protest of Thos. Curtis and Wm. Laxton, churchwardens of Harringworth, diocese Peterborough, made through John Lambe, Notary of the Arches' Court, against the false charges brought against them by Christ. Middleton. Latin. Annexed is,
3. I. Power of attorney from Curtis and Laxton to Lambe and others. October. Latin.
Nov. ? 4. Petition of Thos. Baldwin and others his Majesty's tenants of the manor of Braisle, co. Warwick, to Salisbury, to assign them a day to attend him, they having come up by his order, to compound for their estates.
Nov. 6. 5. Petition of the farmers of Hendre, Rosair, Trebill, and other townships, co. Anglesea, to Salisbury, against Wm. Owen, who was commissioned by them to obtain confirmation of their leases, on the proclamation for defective titles; instead of doing which, he had the leases drawn out for himself. With reference and report thereon.
Nov. 6. 6. Rich. Parry, Bishop of St. Asaph, to Salisbury. Failure of his attempt to settle the difference between the King's tenants of Llysfaen, co. Caernarvon, and Sir John Gwyn, who urges that the offer which the tenants make, by way of fine for their tenures, will not pay the charges of his patent of purchase thereof.
Nov. 6.
Westminster.
Grant to Hen. Whitaker, of Huncot, of pardon for homicide of John Wrennowe, of Chorley, both co. Lancaster. Latin. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 10.]
Nov. 7. 7. -- to the Earl of Salisbury. Proposes that the King should exact a tithe of the value of 100,000 horse loads of turf, annually carried from Dartmoor Forest, co. Devon. Requests the patent and certain profits thereof for himself and Sir. Wm. Monson ; is an old servant of the late Queen, and has never received the reward she meant for him.
Nov. 7.
Ludlow Castle.
8. Ralph Lord Eure to the Earl of Salisbury. Rich. Atkins, Chief Justice of Assize for cos. Pembroke, Cardigan, and Carmarthen, is dead. Requests the appointment of a person who will maintain the dignity of the Council of Wales. The Bishop of Hereford dangerously ill.
Nov. 8.
Hatfield.
9. Rob. Liminge to Thos. Wilson. Progress of the works at Hatfield.
Nov. 8.
Westminster.
Grant to Rob. Newell of the treasurership of Chichester Cathedral. Latin. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 11.]
Nov. 8. Grant, with survivorship, to Sir Thos. and Wm. Russell, of the office of Masters of the Game in Malvern Chace, co. Worcester. Latin. [Ibid., No. 12.]
Nov. 8. Presentation of Wm. Webb to the rectory of Thurmaston, co. Leicester, vacant by promotion of Dr. Brute Babington to the Bishopric of Derry. Latin. [Ibid., No. 13.]
Nov. 8.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay 1,800£. to Lord Stanhope, Treasurer of the Chamber, for surplus expenses of that office. [Ibid., No. 14.]
Nov. 8. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 178.]
Nov. 9. 10. Answer of the Commons to the King's message touching the contract for tenures, declining to proceed therein according to some points in his last declaration.
Nov. 9. 11. Indulgences granted by Paul V., at the instance of Cardinal Borromeo, Archbp. of Milan, on occasion of the canonization of Santo Carlo Borromeo. French.
Nov. 9.
Westminster.
Presentation of Jeremiah Holte to the rectory of Horton, diocese Lincoln. Latin. [Sign Man., Vol.. i., No. 15.]
Nov. 9.
Westminster.
Warrant to advance to Henry Prince of Wales his half yearly rents, due at Michaelmas last, from the lands assigned to him for supporting his dignity, but not yet received into the Exchequer. [Ibid., No. 16.]
Nov. 10. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 179.]
[Nov.] 12. Bill against transportation of iron ordnance, gun metal, iron ore, iron mine, and iron shot.
Nov. 10. 13. Note of the Committee who are to meet at Whitehall, to consider of the above Bill.
Nov. 10. 14. Note of assignations of certain Crown debts. Imperfect.
Nov. 10.
Westminster.
Commission to the Bishop of London and others, to inquire concerning dilapidations in the Bishopric of Durham, during the time that the See was held by Tobias Matthew, the present Archbishop of York. Latin. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 17.]
Nov. 11.
Westminster.
Grant to Ric. Kilby of the Hebrew professorship in Oxford, void by death of John Harding. Latin. [Ibid., No. 18.]
Nov. 11. 15. Hen. Williams to Salisbury. Begs that he will himself hear a case decided by him ten years before, in the Court of Wards, between Wm. Williams, his late father, and his grandchild, Dorothy Williams, the same being again brought in question.
Nov. 12. 16. Charges of works, &c., on sundry of His Majesty's houses in October.
Nov. 12.
Westminster.
Grant of the accustomed bounty of 5s. per ton, on six new ships, built by John Lowe and five others. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 19.]
Nov. 12.
Westminster.
Grant to Rob. Treswell, on surrender of Thos. Morgan, of the office of Surveyor of the Woods South of Trent. Latin. [Ibid., No. 20.]
Docquct of the above. [Docquet, Sept. 29.]
Nov. 12.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to John Norden, 36£. for services, and 49£. 6s. 8d. for repairs done in several forests. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 21.]
Nov. 12. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 179.]
Nov. 12.
Westminster.
The King to the Treasurer, &c., of the Exchequer. To compound with the Bishop of Worcester for the first fruits of his diocese, by four yearly instalments. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 22.]
Nov. 14. 17. Petition of Anthony and Roger Errington, of Newcastle- upon-Tyne, to Salisbury ; request continuance of their lease of a coal mine at Denton, sometime parcel of the monastery of Tynemouth, bought over their heads, on false pretences, by Wm. Court and [John] Lyons, Receiver of Northumberland. With reference, and report thereupon.
Nov. ? 18. Particulars relating to Denton coal mines, Northumberland, demised to Ant. and Roger Errington, and passed by the contractors of leases.
Nov. ? 19. Particulars of the value of the King's coal mines in Durham and Northumberland, and of the rates at which they are let, as ascertained by the survey of Commissioners.
Nov. 14.
Westminster.
License to Sir Oliphe Leigh to impark 500 acres of land, in East Wickham and Bexley, co. Kent. Latin. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 23.]
Nov. 14.
Westminster.
Presentation of Samuel Burton to the archdeaconry of Gloucester, with the annexed rectory of Dursley. Latin. [Ibid., No. 24.]
Nov. 14.
Westminster.
Grant to Sir Thos. Leigh, of Stoneleigh, of the King's reversion of Rowley Park, co. Stafford, with all messuages, lands, &c., as part of the 120£. per ann., granted to the Earl of Bedford, Feb. 10, 1609. Latin. [Ibid., No. 25.].
Nov. 14.
Westminster.
Grant to Ellis Rothwell of the fines imposed on Wm. Wharton, late gaoler of York, for suffering Brian Metcalf, convicted of præmunire, and Wm. Mush, a seminary priest, to escape from the castle. [Ibid., No. 26.]
Nov. 14.
Westminster.
Grant to John Eldred and Wm. Whitmore, of lease of lands named, in cos. Kent, Surrey, Cumberland, York, Middlesex, Lincoln, and Northumberland, and in Hampton Court and Westminster, value 103£. 11s. 1d. per ann., as part of the grant of lands value 2,000£. per ann., made to Eldred and other Commissioners. Latin. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 27.]
Nov. 14.
Westminster.
Similar grant to Geo. and Thos. Whitmore, of London, of the manor of Kenilworth, co. Warwick, and other lands in cos. Middlesex, Sussex, Northumberland, Wilts, and Somerset, at the nomination of the above Commissioners. Latin. [Ibid., No. 28.]
Nov. 16. Grant to the Earl of Salisbury and Sir Walter Cope, of the office of Keepers of Hyde Park, co. Middlesex. [Grant Bk., p. 77.]
Nov. 16. 20. Petition of Robert ap Owen and others to Salisbury. For stay of a writ of intrusion, issued against them by Sir John Gwyn, who will not accept their reasonable fine for renewed lease of lands at Penmaen Llysfaen, co. Caernarvon, of which they and their ancestors have been time-out-of-mind tenants to the King. With reference to the officers of the Prince, to whom the above manor is assigned.
Nov. 16.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to George Muncrieff, falconer, 50£., his portion of receipts from the lands of Sir Wm. Blakeston, of Durham, paid into the Exchequer, and to pay him all future receipts from the recusancy of the same. [Sign Man., Vol. i. No. 29.]
Nov. 16. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 178]
Nov. 16.
Westminster.
Presentation of Rob. Ely as one of the six preachers in Canterbury Cathedral, on decease of Wm. Hull. Latin. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 30.]
Nov. 16.
Westminster.
Lease to Owen Shepherd and John Dudley, at the suit of Sir Wm. Anstruther, of the decayed castle of Kirk Oswald, co. Cumberland, a previous grant thereof to Anstruther being called into question, because he is an alien and no denizen. [Ibid., No. 31.]
Nov. 17. 21. The Speaker's address to the Commons. The King has resolved to give up the contract for the tenures, his conditions not being met. Parliament is adjourned till Wednesday, when His Majesty will send them a message concerning supply.
Nov. 17.
Venice.
22. Visct. Cranborne to Sir Dud. Carleton. Thanks for his good opinion. Hopes to see him shortly. French.
Nov. 18.
Westminster.
Royal assent for Neile, Bishop of Rochester, elected Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 32.]
Nov. 19. 23. Petition of the copyhold tenants of Patrington and Welwick, co. York, to Salisbury. To have their fines declared certain, in consequence of their expenses in making and keeping a jetty, &c., against the violence of the river Humber. With reference and report thereon. [See Nov. 28.]
Nov. 19.
Westminster.
Grant to Fras. James, and Rob. Yonglove, at the nomination of Esme Stuart Lord Aubigny, of messuages, lands, &c., in London and Westminster, and in cos. Huntingdon, Gloucester, Dorset, York, Durham, Warwick, Kent, Sussex, Berks, Lincoln, and Oxford, total value 12£. 7s. 11d. per ann., in part of the grant of concealed lands, value 1,000£. per ann., made to Lord Aubigny. Latin. [Sign Man., Vol. i, No. 33.]
Nov. 20. 24. Sir Gilbert Wakering, Surveyor of Norfolk and the city of Norwich, to Salisbury. Having become aged and sickly, recommends Jonas Pitt to succeed him, &c.
Nov. 20. 25. Estimate of the charges of the Duke of York, with such diet and servants as are now allowed him.
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
Grant to Trinity College, Cambridge, of power to purchase lands &c. of the yearly value of 200£., notwithstanding the statute of mortmain. Latin. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 34.]
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
Grant to the City of Lincoln of remission of payment of a fifteenth and tenth, amounting to 100£., in respect of their poverty. [Ibid., No. 35.]
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
Grant to the Warden, &c., of St. Mary's College of Winton, Oxford, [i.e. New College,] of power to purchase lands in mortmain, to the value of 30£. per ann. Latin. [Ibid., No. 36.]
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
Grant, in reversion, to Dr. Wm. Laud, of a prebend in St. Peter's Westminster. Latin. [Ibid., No. 37.]
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
Grant to Barbara Robins of Llandough, and six others, of cos. Glamorgan and Brecon, of pardon for felony, they being convicted on slight evidence. Latin. [Ibid., No. 38.]
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
Grant to Thos. Reynolds, of London, of pardon for highway robbery at Kensington, on Wm. Starkey. Latin. [Ibid., No. 39.]
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
Warrant for payment of 210£. to Thos. Castle, of Haddenham, co. Cambridge, for pasture ground at Gunnersley, in Somersham Chace, co. Huntingdon, purchased to erect a lodge for preservation of deer. [Ibid., No. 40.]
Nov. 20. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 180.]
Nov. 21.
Royston.
26. Sir Thos. Lake to Four Lords [the Earls of Salisbury, Northampton, Suffolk, and Worcester, see Nov. 23]. The King wishes to know whether the motion of the House of Commons relative to marriages [in the contract for tenures] had been suggested by any of the Lords ; he fears it is a ruse to obtain a prolongation of their sittings. Misdoings of the present Parliament. His Majesty purposes to send them a message that he means to dissolve Parliament before Christmas ; in the mean time, if they will make a clear offer to him for the custody of wards and marriage of heirs, including support as well as supply, they may hope for a gracious answer. The King thinks the notion that he wishes to retain the custody of wards that he may marry them to Scots, is ridiculous.
Nov. 22.
Royston.
27. Sir Thos. Lake to the Earl of Salisbury. Incloses a letter to the Earl of Worcester, about the Masque matters. The King suspects that the House only seeks to prolong its sittings. If the matter of the marriages be long in hand, His Majesty will hardly have patience with it. Sends the Privy Seals about the navy.
Nov. 22.
Westminster.
Grant to Ant. Lewes of the office of Gamekeeper in Waltham Forest, co. Essex, in the room of John Manwood, deceased. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 41.]
Nov. 22 ?
Thursday, Padua.
28. Hen. Howard to Sir Dud. Carleton. Has recovered from his indisposition. Hopes soon to be in Venice.
Nov. 23. 29. Sir Dudley Carleton to Salisbury. In Padua he saw Visct. Cranborne, whose anxiety to return home makes him ill ; he has symptoms of ague. Mr. Howard is also threatened with a relapse.
Nov. 23.
Royston.
30. The King to the Lords Treasurer, Privy Seal, Chamberlain, and the Earl of Worcester. If the Lower House desire a conference with the Upper, to treat only of marriages and custody of the bodies of heirs, their wish is to be complied with.
Nov. 23.
Royston.
31. Sir Thos. Lake to [Salisbury.] Cautions to be observed in allowing the matter of marriages to be treated in Parliament. The King hopes supply will not be utterly refused. Some papers of the late Archbishop of Canterbury, on church matters, are to be sent for, for the King's use.
Nov. 24.
Royston.
32. Same to [the Same.] Acknowledges his letters. The King wishes the Parliament to be adjourned with the expectation of meeting again, and not be dissolved, if any hope remain of obtaining supply. The King will return to Theobalds to confer with his Lordship, if Parliament continue. The imposition was laid on Scotch wines before the King's coming out of Scotland, and the memorial is false. Sends a letter of Sir Hen. Nevill, relative to a proposed purchase of -- forest.
Nov. 24.
Royston.
33. Same to [the Same.] Arrival of a German, who says he is a bastard of the Emperor. The adjournment not a secret, &c.
Nov. 24. 34. Note of assignations of Crown debts, with additions [by Salisbury.]
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
Grant to Lancaster Gibbons of the office of Serjeant-at-Arms, in place of John Markham, deceased. Latin. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 42.]
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Sir Robert Mansell, Treasurer of the Navy, 2,500£., for finishing the new ship called the Prince Royal, in addition to 6,000£. formerly advanced. [Ibid., No. 43.]
Nov. 24. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 180.]
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
Grant to Thos. Alured, in reversion after Thos. Stephens, of the office of Yeoman of the King's Wardrobe in Wales, and of making bills of complaint for debt there. [Sign Man., Vol i., No. 44.]
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
Confirmation to the Dean and Chapter of Ripon, co. York, of the communities of the Collegiate Church, paying the rent of 46£. 8s. 6¾d., and grant of 10£. additional per annum, for provision of lamp lights for the church. Latin. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 45.]
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Sir Robt. Mansell, 3,481£. 3s. 11d., for cables and cordage. [Ibid., No. 46.]
Nov. 24. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 180.]
Nov. 25.
Royston.
35. Sir Thos. Lake to [Salisbury.] The King understands that the Commons intend only to refuse supply, and to consider fresh grievances. Unless good assurance can be had of different procedure, they are to be dissolved as quietly as may be, for he will endure no further taunts and disgraces. His Majesty has had patience, but "he cannot have asinine patience." He thinks some of the speeches uttered in the House approach very nearly to treason, and that he shall have ground to call the speakers to account, &c.
Nov. 25.
Royston.
36. Same to [the Same.] Incloses the King's packet for the Queen. His Majesty will arrange a meeting with his Council, if there be sufficient ground, but he thinks nothing can be done except to dismiss the Parliament.
Nov. 25. 37. Petition of Wm. Seisson to the Same. Complains that notwithstanding the commands of the Lords of the Council, in answer to his former petition, the Receiver of Westmoreland refuses to restore him to his post, as Collector of the marques fee. With order thereon. [See June 16 and May 8.]
Nov. 26.
Royston.
38. Sir Thos. Lake to [the Same.] His Majesty thinks a meeting with the Council about the form of dissolving the House needless ; proposes an adjournment to the next term, and then a dissolution. The letter from the two Dutch Princes, intimating a new suit for assistance and despair of agreement, displeases the King.
Nov. 26.
London House.
39. George Abbot, Bishop of London, to the Same. Sends some of the books and papers which he has seized in the house of Dixon, a scrivener, whom he has committed.
Nov. 26. Warrant to pay to Sir Thos. Thynne, 100£. for rent of his house, hired for the French Ambassador. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 47.]
Nov. 26. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 181.]
Nov. 26.
Westminster.
Warrant for payment of expenses of two masques, one for the Queen, and one for the Prince. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 48.]
Nov. 26. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 180.]
Nov. 26. Warrant to pay to John Arden, administrator of John Harding, of Berwick, deceased, 737£. 7s. 11d., in lieu of the debts of Harding, assigned by him to the late Queen. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 49.]
Nov. 26. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 181.]
Nov. 26. Warrant to levy the same customs on merchandise passing between England and Scotland, as on that passing between England and Ireland, the cessation from such customs being found injurious. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 50.]
[Nov. 26.] Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. I., p. 231.]
Nov. 26.
Westminster.
Grant to Sir John Davis of premises in St. Leonards, Shoreditch, with leases, goods, debts, &c., forfeited in the time of the late Queen by his attainder; together with discharge of a bond. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 51.]
Nov. 27.
Westminster.
Grant to the East India Company of license to admit Merchant Strangers into their society to trade with them on common stock, and to enjoy the same privileges as the rest of the Company. [Ibid., No. 52.]
Nov. 27.
Royston.
40. Sir Thos. Lake to [Salisbury.] The King thinks the adjournment of Parliament should be longer than till Monday, in order to give time for consideration of his Council, with whom he would not have a formal meeting, because it would seem as though some great matter were in hand. The Parliament to be prorogued on pretence that the gentlemen of the better sort should be in their country residences about Christmas, in order to relieve the people with hospitality; that the King is absent on recreation; and that he expects a French Ambassador to settle the league between the kingdoms. The mention of King Joram troubles His Majesty much; the speaker is to be found out, and punished.
Nov. 28.
Royston.
41. Same to [the Same.] His Majesty wishes only one long adjournment of the Parliament till Candlemas, and then its dissolution, &c. Arrangements for two or three Privy Councillors to meet His Majesty privately, if needful. Lord Worcester's letter is about the Princess Elizabeth.
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
Presentation of Dr. Geo. Montaigne to the deanery of Westminster, void by translation of Rich. Neile to the Bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield. Latin. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 53.]
[Nov. 28.] Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. I., p. 233.]
Nov. ? 42. Statement by Dr. Neile, Dean of Westminster, of the revenues and expenditure of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter's, Westminster, when he was Dean there.
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay 20£. to Jehu Webb, Master of the Tennis Play, for teaching the Duke of York to play at tennis. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 54.]
Nov. 28. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 182.]
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
Grant to Peter Peters, a Dutchman, of pardon for piracy on the vessel of Edw. Cashel, of Dundalk, Ireland. Latin. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 55.]
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay 56£. 3s. to Paul Fourre for entertaining the Danish Ambassador, Jonas Charisius, and 18£. for hire of a coach for him. [Ibid., No. 56.]
Nov. 28. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II. p. 182.]
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
Grant to Thos. Jones and Rich. Turner, of the mastership of the Toils, alias the Pale of Canvas, on surrender of a former patent to Hen. Seckford and Thos. Jones. Latin. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 57.]
Nov. 28. 43. Petition of the King's tenants of Patrington and Welwick, co. York, to Salisbury ; the steward of the manors is wrong in declaring their fines arbitrable, they having been certain since the time of Hen. VII.; plead to have them so declared, on account of their expenses in embanking their grounds against the violence of the River Humber. With reference thereon.
Nov. 28. 44. Petition of Sir Edw. Heron to the Same, for lease of lands conveyed to Baker and others, in trust for payment of the debts of the late Zachary Scott, who was indebted in 1,300£. to Heron. With reference, report, and order thereon.
Nov. 29. 45. Petition of Tho. Spencer to the Same, for order to the Wood- ward of Whittlewood Forest, co. Northampton, to allow his right of 40 loads of wood yearly, as his "estovers" as Lord of the manor. With reference, report, and order thereon.
Nov. 29.
Westminster.
Commission to Ant. Hippen to command the ship Globe, fitted out by the East India Company and bound for the East Indies. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 58.]
[Nov. 29.] Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. I., p. 228.]
Nov. 30.
London House.
46. Abbot Bp. of London to Salisbury. The writings in the study of the Archbp. of Canterbury shall be laid before the Bishops of Ely and Rochester for perusal.
Nov. 30. 47. [Earl of Salisbury?] to Sir Art. Mainwaring, Clerk of the Pipe. The new lease to Lord Knollys of his dwelling-house in the Tilt-yard, is to contain no power of re-entry for lack of payment of rent, but only a fine of double rent; the rent being only 7£. per ann., and his Lordship spending much money on the house.
Nov. 30.
Westminster.
Grant to Thos. Cockayne of the keeping of the game at Royston and Thetford, upon surrender of Geo. Sherman. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 59.]
[Nov. 30.] Warrant of the above. [Warrt. Bk., I., p. 231.]
Nov. 30.
Westminster.
Grant to Ric. Connock of a pension of 100£. per annum during the lives of Philadelphia and Rob. Carr, upon surrender of a former grant, during the lives of Rob. and Anne Royston. [Sign Man., Vol. i., No. 60.]
Nov. 30. Grant to Lawrence Michell, in reversion after Barth. Rogers, of the office of Keeper of the Court of Wards and Liveries. [Grant Book, p. 74.]
Nov. 30. Grant to Barth. Rogers of the office of Keeper of the Court of Wards and Liveries, for life. [Ibid., p. 75.]
Nov. 48. "Remembrances touching the parsonage of Holdenby," as to vacancies that will occur on certain removals.
Nov. ? 49. Petition of Hen. Sanderson to Salisbury. Thos. Lewin's complaints exhibited against him have been proved false. Requests that any further examination may be by the Commissioners of the Duke of York.
Dec. 1.
London.
50. Bishop Abbot to the Same. Sends papers taken upon a man who had divers popish books and letters. Several papers are English intelligence in Spanish ; among them the King's letter on the commitment of young Lord Mordaunt.
Dec ? 51. Petition of Sir John Townshend to the King; has bought the lease of Sir Fras. Fortescue of the forest of Whichwood, Sir Francis being censured by the Court of Exchequer for cutting down trees. Prays for a lease of the coppice woods.
Dec. 1. 52. Petition of the Same to Salisbury for a warrant to Treswell, Surveyor of Whichwood Forest, to produce the survey of certain coppices whereof the petitioner desires a lease. With order thereon and Treswell's survey.
Dec ? 53. Sir John Townshend to the Same. Arguments in favour of his claim for a lease of the underwood in Whichwood Forest.
Dec. 2.
Royston.
54. Sir Thos. Lake to [the Same.] The Commission for prorogation of Parliament is signed. His Majesty is not satisfied with the reasons given by the Council, why the offensive speakers in Parliament could not be punished ; thinks they are afraid of the burden of doing it, and desires to know what evidence Queen Elizabeth had, when she punished this Wentworth's father [for his speeches in Parliament,] and why he should be tied to other formalities than she was, &c.
Dec. 2.
Paris.
55. Henry Lord Clifford to [Salisbury] his father-in-law. His journey being brought about by his Lordship, sends him the first fruits of it; thanks for the present of a horse. French.
Dec. 3.
Ludlow.
56. Ralph Lord Eure to George Earl of Dunbar. Danger of the present movement in Parliament, to subvert the jurisdiction of the Court of Wales over the four English shires ; underhand means pursued by certain parties in Herefordshire to have it believed that the opposition to it is general, whereas it is really confined to a few parties. The flocking of suitors to the Court of Wales proves its acceptableness. Danger to the Council of the North, if these shires are made independent. Incloses,
56. I. Petition of the Grand Jury of Herefordshire to the Justices of the Peace of the County, against the jurisdiction of the Council of Wales, entreating them to recommend the Knights of the shire to seek redress from the King. With the names of the Jurors and notes on each name, shewing the influence of family connections, &c. upon them, in inducing them to join in the petition. Sept.
Dec. 3. Warrant to pay to Rob. Barker, printer, 78£. 2s. 10d. for books, parchment, and papers, for the use of Parliament. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 182.]
Dec. 3. 57. Propositions by Barth. Haggatt, concerning the best mode of dealing with copyholders for composition of fines, and confirmation of [defective titles of] tenure.
Dec. 3. 58. Sir Thos. Lake to Salisbury. Concerning the grant of a charter for the foundation of Wadham College, Oxford, by purchase of mortmain lands.
Dec. 4.
Royston.
59. Same to the Same. On Sir Henry Carey's petition. The King will release his remainder, upon proper composition.
Dec. 4.
Royston.
60. Same to the Same. The King consents to the passing of Mr. Needham's purchase, with the advowsons, if his Lordship be satisfied.
Dec. 4. Grant to the East India Merchants of freedom from molestation, and other privileges. [Grant Book, p. 73.]
Dec. 4. Grant to the Grooms and Pages of the Queen's Chamber, of 100 marks, to be divided among them as a Christmas gift. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 183.]
Dec. 5.
Ludlow Castle.
61. Ralph Lord Eure to Salisbury. Similar to his letter of Dec. 3, to the Earl of Dunbar. Incloses,
61. I. Certificate of the number of causes commenced before the Lord President and Council of Wales, out of the four English shires, for two years past.
Dec. 6.
Hinchinbrook.
62. Sir Thos. Lake to the [Same.] The King is not satisfied with the letters of the Council. Has used arguments to persuade His Majesty not to prosecute [the offensive speakers in Parliament] ; thinks he will desist. Sends the Duke of Savoy's letter, signed.
Dec. 6 ? 63. Statement of the value of Sir Rob. Dudley's forfeited lands in Killingworth and Ladbroke, and of the expenses incurred by Lord Lisle and Lord Kincleven; also vindicating them from certain charges.
Dec. 6. 64. Remembrances [by Salisbury] concerning Killingworth, referring to divers points in the above paper.
Dec. 7.
Huntingdon.
65. Sir Thos. Lake to [Salisbury.] Transmits the King's answer to the Council, and another letter from him to the Lord Chancellor, written at the suit of Sir Robert Carr, more harshly than the subject deserves. Returns the letter to the States, signed.
Dec. 7. 66. Account of Thos. Marbury, Clerk of Faculties, from Nov. 1607.
Dec. 8 67. Charges on sundry of His Majesty's houses in November.
Dec. 8. Warrant to pay to Robt. Treswell, Surveyor of the Woods, 60£. for finishing Hainault lodge and stables, Waltham Forest. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 183.]
Dec. 8. Warrant to pay to Robt. Chapman, 197£. disbursed on certain coal mines at Denton, Northumberland, the lease whereof has been surrendered to his Majesty. [Ibid., p. 183.]
Dec. 9.
Newmarket.
68. Sir Alex. Hay to Salisbury. Lord Dunbar ill. Directions on Sir Robt. Stewart's affairs. Lesley is to be confronted with him. He has acted foolishly in signing certain bonds. His patent to be stayed for the present.
Dec. 10.
Royston.
69. Sir Thos. Lake to the Same. His Majesty is displeased that the French Court hesitate to promulge an edict of the Parliament of Paris, for suppressing a book by Bellarmine in answer to Barclay, which is already suppressed at Venice. His Ambassador is to remonstrate with M. de Villeroy and the Queen on the subject. The letter to Lord Coke is upon a book of reports, which he is about to publish, &c. Annexed is,
69 I. Abstract of Bellarmine's book against Barclay, "De potestate Summi Pontificis, in temporalibus."
Dec. 10.
Exeter.
70. Mayor and Corporation of Exeter to the Same. To make stay of the attempt of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter, to recover the jurisdiction of St. Sidwell. Annexed is,
70. I. Memorandum shewing that the whole fee of St. Sidwell was made part of the County of Exeter, by Act of Parliament 2 Edw. VI., to prevent disorderly persons from taking refuge therein and in the City interchangeably, but that the Dean now seeks to recover it.
Dec. 10. 71. Ben. Rudyard to Sir Rob. Carr. Assurances of service.
Dec. 11.
Royston.
72. Sir Thos. Lake to [Salisbury.] Transmits a letter and papers from the King of Denmark to His Majesty, of which he wishes a summary, and the draft of a reply, &c. A letter is to be written to the Council of Scotland, informing them of the league with France.
Dec. 13.
Royston.
73. Same to the Same. The King is troubled with contradictory information from France, about passing the edict. Lord Hay's report does not agree with Salisbury's. Returns the warrant signed. The King will be at Theobalds on Saturday.
Dec. 13. 74. Book of the copyhold rents of manors remaining to the King's use, and of those assigned to the Prince of Wales and Duke of York; with average of fines arising therefrom, for five years, ending Michaelmas 44 Eliz.
Dec. ? 75. Digest of regulations concerning copyholders, in reference to the ascertaining and exaction of their fines. Indorsed "The effect of the printed bookes concerning the coppiholders."
Dec. 13. Grant to Hen. Maynard of the office of Clerk of the Parliament, for life. [Grant Book, p. 74.]
Dec. 14.
Friday. Padua.
76. Dr. Matthew Lister to Sir Dud. Carleton. His Lordship [Visct. Cranborne's] sickness lingers on week after week, and the event is still doubtful. Has written to the Lord Treasurer truly but hopefully about it.
Dec. 14.
Whitehall.
77. Earl of Salisbury and Sir Julius Cæsar to the Earl of Northumberland. Send a note of his debts to the King, and desire speedy payment. [See Dec. 22.]
Dec. ? 78. Valuation of the manor of Haselbury-Bryan, [co. Dorset,] belonging to the Earl of Northumberland.
Dec. 15. Grant to Sir Thos. Mead of the office of Marshal of the Marshalsea, King's Bench, for 21 years. [Grant Book., p. 74.]
Dec. 15. Warrant to pay to the Earl of Dunbar 400£., to be disbursed for His Majesty's urgent occasions. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 183].
Dec. 15. Warrant to pay to Walter Gawen 300£., for releasing an annuity of 30£. per ann., charged on the estate of Sir Walter Raleigh before his attainder. [Ibid., p. 189.]
Dec. 16. 79. Examination of Francis Magner, sailor, of Ratcliffe, near London. His meeting with Father Patrick, who tried to persuade him to join some troops to be sent by the King of Spain to persuade the Irish to rebel. Plots to seize Dublin castle, and to send the Irish regiment from Flanders to Ireland. Met the Earl of Tyrone and Sir Wm. Stanley at the Spanish court.
Dec. 17. Warrant to pay to Sir Geo. Buck, Master of the Revels, 100£. towards the charges of the revels for the ensuing year. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 185.]
Dec. 17. Warrant to pay to Francis Speering, 254£. for two pieces of hangings, skilfully wrought. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 183.]
Dec. 17. Warrant to pay necessary sums to Miles Whytakers, keeper of the house and park at Theobalds, and to And. Bussey, keeper of Cheshunt Park, co. Middlesex, for repairing and keeping up the same. [Ibid., p. 182.]
Dec. ? 80. Petition of Miles Whytakers to Salisbury, for a lease of certain lands in Kirkby Moorside, formerly granted to Henry Earl of Westmoreland, escheated to the Crown by attainder of his son Charles, afterwards granted to Ralph Bowes, deceased, and now estated to the Duke of York. Annexed is,
80. I. Certificate by Aaron Rathborne of the quantity and value of the said lands in Kirkby Moorside.
Dec. 18 ?
Tuesday. Padua.
81. Dr. Matthew Lister to Sir Dud. Carleton. Visct. Cranborne improves, but too slowly for his desire of returning immediately to England. Asks Carleton to write, as if instructed by the Earl of Salisbury, and advise Cranborne to visit Florence and other places, and not to leave his travels unfinished.
Dec. 20. License to Dorothy Wadham to found a College at Oxford, and grant of divers privileges for the same. [Grant Book, p. 74.]
[Dec. 21.] 82. Warrant to pay to Sir David Fowlies, Cofferer to the Prince, 200£. per month, and surpluses, for defraying the Household expenses of Charles Duke of York.
Dec. 21. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 186.]
Dec. 21 ?
Friday. Padua.
83. Dr. Matthew Lister to Sir Dud. Carleton. Recovery [of Visct. Cranborne] tedious. He has a slow fever, and is not improving so well as could be wished. There is no crossing his desire to return to England, therefore sends back Carleton's letter. The Lord Treasurer has been informed of his danger.
Dec. 22. 84. Hen. Earl of Northumberland to Salisbury. Concerning the two debts claimed as due to the King, for arrears of rent from Tynemouth and Newham. Explains the particulars of his tenure, &c. [See Dec. 14.]
[Dec.] 85. Inquiries to be made on behalf of the Earl of Northumberland, respecting the arrears charged against him for Tynemouth and the manor of Newham.
Dec. 22. Warrant to pay 500£. per annum, for three years, to Sir Wm. Ryder and Sir Thos. Lake, for their loss by alteration of the impost on sugars, demised to them by the Queen. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 185.]
Dec. 22. Warrant to pay 350£. 13s. 4d. to Auditor Pourde and Ralph Tooke for purchase of lands to enlarge Cheshunt Park, and 53£. 0s. 8d. for fencing the same. [Ibid., p. 184.]
Dec. 22. Warrant to pay to Geo. Wood, lately employed at sea, 182£. 10s., his pension for a year. [Ibid., p. 185.]
[Dec. 24.] 86. Petition of Edw. Thornburgh, of Shaddesden, Hants, to the King, for a grant in fee simple of the decayed forest of Chute, cos. Hants and Wilts, leased to him and his father, Edw. Thornburgh, of Hamfell, co. Lancaster, by the late Queen, at so high a rent that it has been the overthrow of an ancient house.
Dec. 24.
London.
87. Edward Thornburgh to Salisbury. For his favour in reference to the above petition to His Majesty, &c.
Dec. 24. 88. Account of Wm. Garway, Fras. Jones, and Nich. Salter, Farmers of Customs, for the past year.
Dec. 24.
Berwick.
89. Account of reparations at Berwick since Dec. 25, 1609. Signed by Sir Wm. Bowyer, Deputy to the Earl of Dunbar, Governor.
Dec. 24. Warrant to pay to the Earl of Essex 3,000£., in lieu of claims made by his late father, notwithstanding his father's attainder. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 187.]
Dec. 24. Warrant to pay to John Wolfgang Rumler, Apothecary, 879£. 13s. 6d. for physical and odoriferous parcels, provided for the Queen, Prince of Wales, Duke of York, and Princess Sophia, deceased. [Ibid., p. 186.]
Dec. 26. Warrant to pay to Lady Ellen M'Carty 40£., for relief of her great necessity and present want. [Ibid., p. 187.]
Dec. 27.
Westminster.
90. Warrant to the Privy Council to grant special licenses to recusants to repair to London, &c.
Dec. 27. Warrant to pay certain sums to the Earl of Worcester, Master of the Horse, for horses and geldings. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 187.]
Dec. 28. 91. Wm. Typper to Salisbury. Particulars of the claim made upon the Earl of Northumberland, for the manor of Newham.
Dec. 28. 92. Account of John Lord Stanhope, Treasurer of the Chamber, for the year ending Michaelmas 1610; with list of bills yet unpaid, and note by Sir Julius Cæsar, dated 7th Feb. 1610-11, ordering their payment.
Dec. 28 ?
Friday. Padua.
93. Dr. Matthew Lister to Sir Dud. Carleton. Has not yet ventured to give the Lord Treasurer's letters to Lord [Cranborne], lest any agitation produce a relapse. His Lordship is better, and still intending to return to England.
Dec. 28. 94. [Sir Dud. Carleton] to Salisbury. Has stolen away to visit Visct. Cranborne at Padua, and found him better, but extremely anxious to return home. The Grand Duke of Florence has offered to facilitate his journey by Bologna, but the offer was declined because of his [Salisbury's] unwillingness to incur foreign obligations.
Dec. 29. 95. --, a Scotchman, to -- [names of both parties blotted out]. Ten pounds is all the writer craves; the business he has been about is that of his master, not the Queen's.
Dec. 29. Warrant to pay to Sir Roger Aston, 1,000£. in gold to be bestowed on the Prince of Wales, and 200£. in gold on Charles Duke of York, as his Majesty's New Year's gift. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 184.]
Dec. 30. Declaration by the King of the dissolution of Parliament. [Grant Book, p. 69.]
Dec. 31.
Ludlow Castle.
96. Ralph Lord Eure and Sir Rich. Lewkenor to Salisbury. Request that the suit of John Meredith v. Thos. Puleston, for present possession of certain lands of which he has only the reversion, may be settled in the Marches' Court, or in the county where the lands lie, in order to discourage the practice of taking up suits to London. Incloses,
96. I. Petition of Thos. Puleston, of Trevalyn, co. Denbigh, to the Council of Wales, that John Meredith, who claims possession of his lands, may be ordered to try the cause in the county, being himself too old and infirm to travel to London. Dec. 29.
Dec. 31. 97. Statement of the several natures of forfeited bonds and recognizances, remaining in the Exchequer Office since 30 Eliz.
Dec. 31. Warrant to pay to Sir Robert Carey 100£., for the Duke of York to spend in New Year's gifts. [Warrt. Bk. II., p. 185.]
Dec. 31.
Westminster.
Proclamation for dissolving Parliament. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 238.]
Dec. ? 98. Petition of Wm. and George Thompson to Salisbury, to pass a lease granted them of a messuage, &c. in Walthamstow, Essex. [See Nov. 17.]
Dec. ? 99. Notes of sundry projects for the increase of the revenue made by surveyors of lands, &c.
Dec. 100. Charges of works on sundry of the King's houses in December.
Dec. 101. Particulars of alterations in sundry of the King's houses.
Dec. 102. Blank form for the weekly return of christenings and burials in London and the suburbs, being 121 parishes, with a column for such as have died of the plague. Printed.