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James 1 - volume 71: November 1612

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1611-18. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1858.

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November 1612.

Nov. 1. Grant, in reversion, to Edw. Kelk of the office of Bailiff of Sandwich for life. [Grant Bk., p. 94.]
Nov. 2.
Westminster.
Grant to Sir Tim. Hutton, of Mask, co. York, of the next advowson of the rectory of Aldingham, diocese Chester, to present John Rowthe, of Strafforth, co. York. Latin. [Sign Man., vol. II., No. 33.]
Nov. 2.
Westminster.
Grant to Miles Smith, Bishop of Gloucester, of installation of his first fruits, to be paid in four years. [Ibid., No. 34.]
Nov. 3.
Westminster.
Warrant to the Treasury Commissioners for payment of 2,000l. to Sir Robt. Vernon, Cofferer of the Household, for defraying the charges of the Count Palatine. [Ibid., No. 35.]
Nov. 3.
Westminster.
Commission of Lieutenancy for Sussex and the city of Chichester, to the Earls of Nottingham, Arundel, and Dorset, renewed for the sake of adding the Earl of Dorset to the commission, [Ibid., No. 36.]
Nov. 3.
Westminster.
Warrant to the Commissioners of the Treasury to advance 500l. to Lord Harrington, for the expenses of the Princess Elizabeth, and further sums from time to time. [Ibid., No. 37.]
Nov. 4.
Westminster.
Presentation of the Rev. Rich. Smyth to the rectory of Shire, co. Surrey. Latin. [Ibid., No. 38.]
Nov. 4.
London.
28. Chamberlain to Carleton. Conjectures about the Secretaryship. The great favourite [Rochester] causes delay by embracing too much at once. Wotton has lost his chance through the King's hearing that he wrote an epigram, describing an Ambassador as "a good man sent to lie for the sake of his country." He vainly endeavours to turn it off as a jest. The Prince having a fever was prevented dining in the city, as invited by Sir John Swinnerton, Mayor, but the Count Palatine went, behaved very courteously, going to salute the Lady Mayoress, and had a present of 1,200 ounces of plate. There were a grand show and pageants, but a storm on the water endangered many barges. Death of Judge Yelverton and Sir Edw. Drury. The King and Archbp. of Canterbury stand sponsors for Dr. [Isaac] Casaubon's child.
Nov. 5.
Westminster.
Re-grant to the Earl of Southampton of pension of 2,000l. per ann., passed again on account of a defect in the former grant, made June 11, 1611. [Sign Man., vol. II., No. 39.]
Nov. 6.
Westminster.
Grant to John Endecot and Matthew Burgh of the sole licence of the art of making artificial stone resembling marble and porphyry, according to a mode by them invented. [Ibid., No. 40.]
Nov. 7. 29. Physician's report on the post-mortem examination of Henry Prince of Wales. Latin.
Nov. 7. 30. Translation of the above.
Nov. 10.
Charing Cross.
31. Sir Thos. Lake to Carleton. Death of the Prince of Wales in the pride of his years, on the anniversary of a memorable deliverance, and the eve of his sister's marriage. The King, apprehending the worst, and not enduring to be so near the place, removed to Theobalds, and kept his bed. The Queen is at Somerset House. They have not seen each other "for feare to refresh the sense of the wound." His body opened on account of vulgar rumours about his death, which was proved to be from the hand of God. German Ambassadors come about the inheritance of Cleves.
Nov. 12.
London.
32. Chamberlain to the Same. Particulars of the last illness, death, and post-mortem examination of the late Prince. Turquet [Mayerne] much blamed for bad treatment of him. A cordial was sent him by Sir Walter Raleigh, who loses by his death his greatest hope of release. His debts are to be paid and his pensions continued. His revenue of 60,000l. returns to the King, till Prince Charles is older. The Duchy of Cornwall is said to revert to the Crown, as being entailed only on the King's first-born. The Prince's early death was prophesied, because he never cast his first teeth. Distress of the King and Queen, and of Lady Elizabeth, who went several times in disguise to see him, but was refused admission, for fear of contagion. He had intended to conduct her to Germany.
Nov. 14.
Westminster.
33. Sir Hen. Wotton to Rochester. Death of Sir Geo. Carew. Requests the reversion of his pension of 200l. in addition to his own of 200l., having served the King abroad twice as long as Carew.
Nov. 14 ? 34. Sir Fras. Bacon to the Same. Begs to be remembered, if the Mastership of the Court of Wards is to be given to a lawyer, the Mastership of the Rolls being taken from lawyers.
Nov. 14.
Florence.
35. Sir Robt. Dudley (signed Warwick, &c.) to Sir David Fowlies, Cofferer to Prince Henry. Sends to the Prince a treatise important to his security and profit, and hopes he will undertake the matter. Sold his Highness his estate of Killingworth at small value, only reserving to himself the constableship of the castle. Wishes to sell Itchington and Balsall for settlement of his estates. Incloses,
35. I. Discourse proving from precedent the importance of naval supremacy, and recommending the adoption of a new sort of vessel, called the Gallizabra, invented by himself, as being more efficient, less costly, and requiring fewer men than ordinary vessels. Florence, Nov. 12, 1612. Indorsed with note of presentation to Charles I. Jan. 1. 1630.
[Nov.] 36. Copy of the above discourse.
Nov. 16.
Exchequer.
37. Extract from Domesday Book, relating to the lands of Wm. Pevrel, in Colwick, Nottinghamshire.
Nov. 17.
Westminster.
Grant to John Wright of the office of Sub-clerk of the House of Commons for life. Latin. [Sign Man., vol. II., No. 41.]
Nov. 17.
Westminster.
Warrant for advance of 3,000l. to Sir David Fowlies, Cofferer to the late Prince, and for payment of sums due to him on the Prince's account. [Ibid., No. 42.]
Nov. 17.
Westminster.
Warrant for advance of sums necessary for the charges of the funeral of Prince Henry. [Ibid., No. 43.]
Nov. 17.
Westminster.
Grant to Wm. Earl of Pembroke of the stewardship of all lands in Cornwall and Devon belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall. Latin. [Ibid., No. 44.]
Nov. 18.
Theobalds.
Grant to Luke Bryan of 100l., being a concealed debt due to the Crown from the heirs of — Drew, because, for five years after his decease, they continued to receive an annuity of 20l. per ann. granted him by the late Queen. [Ibid., No. 45.]
Nov. 18.
Westminster.
Grant to Sir Rich. Wigmore of licence to import cod and ling for twenty years longer, until the amount of 16,000 lasts, formerly granted to him, is made up. [Ibid., No. 46.]
Nov. 18.
Westminster.
Grant to the Same of the King's two parts of the lands, &c. of John Gainsford and Margaret Gainsford, widow, both of St. Dunstan's, London, and Katherine Denham, widow, of Piddington, co. Oxford, value 86l. 13s. 4d. per ann., in part of his grant of 1,000l. of recusants' lands. Latin. [Ibid., No. 47.]
Nov. 18.
London.
Isaac Wake to Carleton. Gave his [Carleton's] letters to Sir Thos. Overbury, who said Rochester was gone with the King to Theobalds and Royston. Went to Theobalds; found out "Rochester's lodgings by the store of company that was about it." Asked him for portraits of the King and himself for Carleton, and hopes to obtain them. Sir Geo. Carew dead, and Sir Walter Cope succeeds him as Master of the Wards. [Venice Corresp., Nov. 18.]
Nov. 19.
London.
38. Chamberlain to the Same. The Prince's death taking away hopes of supply by his marriage, a Parliament is talked of for February; there is much canvassing for vacant offices. The King gone from Kensington to Theobalds and Royston. The Princess's marriage postponed, lest Ambassadors coming to condole for the Prince should find feasting and dancing. The Prince's debts are 9,000l., but his property is worth much more; his medals and coins worth 3,000l. His papers show that he had many vast conceits and projects. A mad youth rushed into St. James's naked, pretending to be the ghost of the late Prince. Lewis Baily, one of his chaplains, is called to account for preaching on the decay of religion, owing to Popery in the Council. The King declares zeal for religion. Death of Sir Hen. Roe and Sir Geo. Carew, Master of the Wards. Candidates for the place of the latter.
Nov. ? 39. Petition of Sir Mervin Touchet, son and heir of Geo. Lord Audley, to the Commissioners for the Earl Marshalship, for answer to certain queries on precedence of the children of peers, which concern himself and his younger brothers and sisters.
Nov. ? 40. Answers to the preceding queries, by Wm. Segar, Garter.
Nov. 19.
Theobalds.
Warrant for payment of 2,000l., out of fines and forfeitures, to Robt. Jossy, Groom of the Bedchamber; Sir John Shaw, to whom the grant was previously made, having died. [Sign Man., vol. II., No. 48]
Nov. 19.
Theobalds.
Grant to Sir Walter Cope of the office of Master of the Court of Wards and Liveries until May 16 next, and thenceforward during pleasure. Latin. [Ibid., No. 49.]
Nov. 19.
Theobalds.
Grant to John Manley of the Messenger's and Cryer's offices in the co. palatine of Chester, during pleasure. Latin. [Ibid., No. 50.]
Nov. 20.
Theobalds.
Grant to Chas. Chambers, Groom of the Privy Chamber to the Queen, and George, his brother, of protection from arrests for debt for twelve months. [Ibid., No. 51.]
Nov. 20.
Theobalds.
Warrant for payment to Thos. Stone of 500l., which he has advanced to Sir Robt. Dudley beyond the seas, in part of 7,000l. which was to be paid by the late Prince for purchase of the manor and parks of Killingworth. [Ibid., No. 52.]
Nov. 20.
Theobalds.
Warrant for payment to Wm. Ryder, Gentleman Harbinger, of sums necessary for lodgings and stabling for the attendants of the Elector Palatine and Count Henry of Nassau. [Ibid., No. 53.]
Nov. 20.
Theobalds.
Warrant for payment to Alice Lady Dudley of a pension of 300l. per ann. from the Exchequer, as formerly granted to her from the rents of Killingworth, forfeited by Sir Robt. Dudley for contempt in not returning to England. [Ibid., No. 54.]
Nov. 21.
Royston.
Grant to Sir Edw. Peyto and Peter Peyto, his servant, both of London, of pardon for manslaughter of Thos. Pilkington in a sudden affray. Latin. [Ibid, No. 55.]
Nov. 21.
Royston.
Grant to Miles Whytakers, Keeper of the manor of Theobalds, of an annuity of 40l. Latin. [Ibid., No. 56.]
Nov. 25.
London.
Isaac Wake to Carleton. Sir Hen. Wotton much troubled at the death of the Prince, from whom he looked for advancement, the more so that the King is displeased with him, because Gaspar Schoppius has lately printed a treatise to prove that Protestants profess equivocation as well as Jesuits, in which he cites as an example Wotton's definition of Ambassadors. [Venice Corresp., Nov. 25.]
Nov. 26.
London.
41. Giov. Franc. Biondi to [the Same]. The patent for his pension is made out, but not signed yet, on account of the King's absence. The death of the Prince ends all hopes of a Savoyan match, and Gabellione is returning. Italian.
Nov. 26.
London.
42. Chamberlain to Carleton. Sir Walter Cope has taken his place in the Court of Wards. He owes his elevation solely to the King, and says he will execute his office sincerely with clean hands. The King begins to digest his late loss, and orders the young Prince to be kept within stricter compass than his late brother. Sir Thos. Lake, Sir Fras. Bacon, and Sir Fulk Greville have all been spoken of for the Secretaryship. Several persons committed for reporting a difference at the Council-table between the Archbp. of Canterbury and Lord Privy Seal. Escape of seven Seminary priests from Newgate. Chapter of the Garter held to elect the Count Palatine and the Count Maurice. Horton, the stationer, dead. Enumerates the death of many great persons during the year. Serjeants Dodderidge and Nicholls made judges.
Nov. 26. Grant to Sir Augustine Nicholls of the office of Justice of the King's Bench during pleasure. [Grant Bk., p. 95.]
Nov. 26.
Royston.
Grant to Hen. Miles and Robt. Cudworth, both of London, of lands in co. Worcester, and of the advowson of Rushton All Saints, and land, co. Northampton, in part of a grant to Lord Aubigny of concealed lands, value 1,000l. per ann. Latin. [Sign Man., vol. II., No. 57.]
Nov. 26.
Royston.
Grant of foundation of an alms-house and grammar school at Stowe-on-the-Wold, co. Gloucester, endowed by the late Rich. Shepham; the Corporation of Chipping Norton, co. Oxford, to be the Governors. Latin. [Ibid., No. 58.]
Nov. 26 ? 43. List of the pirate captains over whom Peter Eston is General.
Nov. 26.
Westminster.
Re-grant to Peter Eston and his men, pirates, of pardon, on condition of their restoring the ship Concord, and the goods taken by them in it, and the Bonaventure. Renewed because the former pardon never reached Eston, he being near Newfoundland. [Sign Man., vol. II., No. 59.]
Nov. 26.
Royston.
Grant, with survivorship, to John Norden and Alex. Nairn of the office of Surveyors of the King's castles, forts, parks, lodges, forests, and chaces, cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Dorset, Wilts, Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall. [Ibid., No. 60.]
Nov. 26.
Royston.
Warrant for payment of 200l. to Sir Robt. Wroth and Sir John Brett, to distribute to such tenants as pretend a right in the waste lands in Enfield Chace, which have been taken in to enlarge Theobalds Park. [Ibid., No. 61.]
Nov. 27.
Royston.
Grant to the Earl of Dorset, on surrender of Sir Hen. Guildford, of the offices of Keeper of Broyle Park and Ranger of Ringmer Wood, co. Sussex. Latin. [Ibid., No. 62.]
Nov. 27.
Royston.
Grant to Peter Eston, Gilbert Roope, and others, pirates, of pardon, on conditions specified before. [Ibid., No. 63.]
Nov. 27.
Royston.
Grant to Ralph Beeston and Ralph Bowes of protection from arrests for debt for six months. [Ibid., No. 64.]
Nov. 27.
Royston.
Grant to Wm. Whitmore and Jonas Vernon, both of London, of lands, tenements, &c., in. cos. York, Lincoln, Leicester, Norfolk, Middlesex, Essex, Worcester, Warwick, Cumberland, Sussex, Devon, Brecon, Carmarthen, Cardigan, Pembroke, Derby, Nottingham, Oxford, Hertford, Surrey, Kent, Somerset, Dorset, Wilts, Gloucester, and Hants, value 385l. 2s. 0¼d. per ann., to be considered as payment of 8,304l. 2s. 8¾d., in part of the grant of lands, value 20,000l., to Wm. Whitmore, Art. Ingram, and Geo. Whitmore, contractors. Latin. [Sign Man., vol. II., No. 65.]
Nov. 28 ? 44. Opinion on the lawfulness of subjecting Ambassadors and their attendants to punishment, for crimes against the laws of nations and of the land where they are resident. Indorsed "A Paper proving the Lawfulness of putting to Death the Portugals for the Murther upon the Exchange."
Nov. 29. Grant to John Wright of the office of Sub-clerk of the Parliament for life. [Grant Bk., p. 101.]
Nov. 29.
Royston.
Warrant for payment to Sir Wm. Cornwallis of 2,000l. as a free gift. [Sign Man., vol. II., No. 66.]
Nov. 29.
Royston.
Grant to Robt. Strickland of the office of Filazer of the Court of Exchequer at Chester. [Ibid., No. 67.]
Docquet of the above. [Docquet, March 31, 1613.]
Nov. 29.
Royston.
Grant to Jas. Douglas of pension of 200 marks per ann. for service in the affairs of Scotland. [Sign Man., vol. II., No. 68.]
Nov. 30.
Royston.
Grant to John French of Marton, Warwick, of pardon for highway robbery of John Pardoe; sued for by Pardoe because French preserved his life, which his accomplice, who was hung for the robbery, threatened to take. Latin. [Ibid, No. 69.]
Nov. 30.
Royston.
Grant to Sir Noel de Caron of the office of Keeper of Bagshot Park, Surrey, on surrender of Sir Wm. Harmon, to whom it was assigned by Sir Hen. Guildford. Latin. [Ibid, No. 70.]
Nov. 30.
Royston.
Lease to Hen. Sherfield and Nich. Duck of the manor of Carnanton, co. Cornwall, on surrender of a former lease by Rich. Hewett, because the rent was raised on supposition that the fines were arbitrable, whereas they prove to be certain. Latin. [Ibid., No. 71.]
Nov. 30.
Royston.
Grant to John Carse of debts due to the Crown from the recusancy of Wm. Mullins, of Tidcombe, co. Wilts, deceased. Latin. [Ibid., No. 72.]
Nov. 30.
Westminster.
Grant to Sir Lewis Tresham, Bart., of remainder of the manor of Rushton, co. Northampton, devolved on the Crown by attainder of Fras. Tresham. [Ibid., No. 73.]
Nov. 31. Grant to Sir Thos. Vavasour of the office of Knight Marshal of the Household for life. [Grant Bk., p. 96.]
Nov.
Royston.
45. Warrant for a grant to Visct. Rochester, on payment of 20s., of certain lands, co. Essex, lately belonging to Thos. Lord Darcy.
Nov. 46. Accounts of the Petty Bag and Hanaper since Michaelmas Term.
[Nov.] 47. List of 132 inferior servants of the late Prince's household and chamber, with estimate of the sum requisite to allow them two thirds of a year's wages for their relief, being 1,723l. 4s. 4d.
Nov. ? 48. Brief drawn up for the King by Rich. Connock, Auditor of the late Prince, of the state of his revenue, amounting to 54,315l. 7s. 10¾d., and of the debts owing by and to him, which leave a balance for His Majesty of 9,471l. 8s. 1¾d., besides jewels, horses, medals, and other things of great value.
Nov. ? 49. Translation from an epistle of Calvin relative to the death of Prince Henry, eulogizing his early piety and promise. Prince Charles so hopeful that "there is no great prince in Christendom that doth not wish himself such a sonne."
Nov. ? 50. Account of the receipts and issues of the Exchequer during the Treasurership of the Earl of Salisbury, averaging 600,000l. per ann.; the ordinary income being under 500,000l., the rest was obtained by loans, sales of land, &c.
Nov. ? Statements by the Commissioners of the Revenue of probable abatements in the annual expenditure, from the following causes, viz.: Marriage of the Lady Elizabeth, 10,000l. Reduction in the Pension List 4,000l. Reductions in the King's household expenses, 6,000l. Allowances made to the late Prince Henry, 50,000l. Office of Works, if no fresh buildings be undertaken, 18,000l. Deduction from the allowance to Irish Commissioners, 700l. With several minor abatements. [Imperfect MSS., Jas. I., No. 2. Fol. 22.] Annexed is,—
Statement of certain ordinary annual receipts of the Exchequer, total 249,276l. [Ibid.]