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James 1 - volume 96: March 1618

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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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March 1618

March 1. 41. Sir Hen. Savile to Carleton. Surprise at not having heard from him for so long; thinks it is because his agent [Sherburn] is so much employed by the Lord Chancellor. With note from Margaret Lady Savile, that she is almost dead with grief at not hearing from him or her daughter since Christmas.
March ?
Dover Castle.
42. Lord Zouch to Edw. West and—Woodriff, waggoners, and—Harris, fisherman. Orders them to repair to the Castle, to answer charges against them.
March 3. 43. Licence by Sir Geo. Bowles, Lord Mayor of London, for John Earle, of Southwark, butcher, to kill and sell flesh, during Lent, poultry wares excepted.
March 3. 44. Order in Council for an estimate to be made of the cost of the King and Queen's diets, and those of the Royal household at the several boards.
March 3.
London.
45. Alex. Williams to Carleton. Bingley listens to Carleton's offer about the payment of his allowance. Money affairs.
March 4.
London.
46. Matt. de Quester to the Same. Forwards a packet from Sec. Lake. Hen. Herman has arrived, and gone to Eton.
March 5. 47. Bond of Rich. Oake and Hen. Dann, both of Rye, co. Sussex, in 100l., to Lord Zouch, for the appearance at the Admiralty Court at Rye of John Pottle and Denis Damerseau, of Dieppe, taken fishing with unlawful nets.
March 5.
Westminster.
Grant to John Hunt, in reversion after Edw. Grimeston, of the office of Serjeant-at-Arms, to wait upon the Speaker at the time of Parliament. [Sign Man., vol. VIII., No. 91.]
March 6.
Salisbury House.
48. Geo. Gerrard to Carleton. The Countess of Exeter is scarcely questioned, all believing her clear. Luke Hatton proves that he was in Somersetshire at the time Lady Roos says he discovered to her the Countess's desire of poisoning her; and the King pronounces the letter, said to be from the Countess, begging pardon for the design, a counterfeit. Sir Hum. May made Duchy Chancellor; but Buckingham is offended with him for promising the reversion of his surveyorship both to Benj. Rudyard and Mr. Packer, to secure their interest. Dr. Willett still in prison, for sounding people in Norfolk and Suffolk as to what they would give in Parliament, to prevent the Spanish match. A Spanish monk delivered over to the Sheriffs, and likely to be burnt.
March 6. 49. Note of payments to Sir Roger Dallison, late Lieutenant of Ordnance, on the assignment of 6,000l. per ann., from April 1614 to June 1615; and to Sir Rich. Morrison, now Lieutenant, for the year ending June 30, 1616.
March 7.
Westminster.
Grant to Jacob Blakewey of pardon for adultery with Katherine, wife of Sam. Moore, of Larden, co. Salop, for which he is indicted before the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and the Court of the Marches of Wales. Latin. [Sign Man., vol. VIII., No. 92.]
March 7.
London.
50. Chamberlain to Carleton. Loens was treasurer of Exeter Church, and wrote against the Puritans' too strict observance of the Sabbath. The Spaniard has been anathematized for blasphemy, and delivered over to the secular power. The Bishop of Salisbury dead, leaving a book half written against the Arminians. The Lord Treasurer busy learning Spanish. Lady Roos fetched home by her father and friends, to their great triumph; the case is to be referred to the Star Chamber.
March 7.
London.
51. Nath. Brent to [the Same]. The King confined to bed with the gout. The Queen stays at Denmark House; she sent a present to the French King of horses and hounds. The French Ambassador is returning because he was not invited to the Prince's Masque, as was the Spanish. Court ladies begin to adopt the Catholic religion, in expectation of the Spanish match. Lady Digby delivered of a boy. The Archbp. of Canterbury much grieved with the death of the Bishop of Salisbury, his brother. The Archbp. of Spalato made Master of the Savoy; he is printing a book more strongly against Rome than ever. Lord Roos, at Rome, laughs at his wife's quarrels. The blasphemous Spaniard condemned to be burned, &c.
March 8.
London.
52. Matthew de Quester to the Same. Sends a packet from Sec. Lake by Sampson Bates, who, he hopes, may bring back one from him.
March 9. 53. Reasons why the Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers desire to remove their residence from Middleburgh; with answers thereto by the Secretary of Middleburgh.
March 9. 54. List of names of Merchant Adventurers summoned to attend the Council, and bring all correspondence about the removal of the company.
March 9 ? 55. Reasons why Middleburgh is not inferior to Holland as a residence for the Merchant Adventurers, as regards restraint of interlopers, the exacting tare on cloth, and providing commodities for exchange.
March 9 ? 56. Petition of the Company of Merchant Adventurers to the King, for approbation of their resolution to remove from Middleburgh, and for their deputy to be heard against what shall be alleged by the agent from Middleburgh, in opposition to their removal, for which they have already obtained His Majesty's permission.
March 10. 57. Another list of Merchant Adventurers summoned for the 12th instant, to attend the Committee appointed to consider the removal.
March 10.
London.
58. Sir Gerard Herbert to Carleton. Sir Geo. Sandys hanged at Wapping for taking purses on the highway, having been formerly pardoned for like offences; his lady and son in prison as accomplices. The King suspends the execution of the Portugal heretic, wishing much for his conversion; he calls Moses a conjurer, Christ a deceiver, &c.; he has lived an austere beggar's life, and speaks Latin well. The Earl of Bridgewater likely to lose his estate, through the claims of a niece.
March 13.
London.
59. Edw. Sherburn to [the Same]. Has urged to Sir Thos. Lake the necessity of Carleton's allowance as Ambassador being paid, and the honour of His Majesty's Ministers preserved by their not losing their credit. He owned all this to be true, lamented the state of affairs, but knew not how to rectify it.
March 13. 60. Sir John Bingley to Sir Thos. Lake. No money has been paid into the Exchequer upon the judgment against John Clayton and Thos. Rawson, though the informer has received his moiety.
March 14.
Cumbernauld.
61. Lord Erskine to the Same. Asks what he shall do about his pension, and whether he might obtain any of the Irish lands which are to be distributed. Would civilize them, or do any other duty required.
March 15.
Lambeth.
62. Archbp. of Spalato to Carleton. Has put together a little book to be sent to Venice for the instruction of the Italians; sends presentation copies. The King has given him the Mastership of the Savoy, a prebend of Canterbury, and the Deanery of Windsor.
March 16.
London.
63. Chamberlain to the Same. The King is better, and going to Theobalds; the Queen has visited him several times. Dr. Fotherby, Prebend of Canterbury, made Bishop of Salisbury. Sir Hum. May got the Chancellorship of the Duchy, &c., but Lady Compton has a lease of the Duchy House. Sir Lionel Cranfield expostulated with the King on this choice, but he is much disliked for his insolence about the projected reforms of the household, which are likely to come to nothing. The Merchant Adventurers forbidden to leave Middleburgh. Lord Delawarr gone to Virginia. The Venetian Ambassador making musters.
March 16.
Westminster.
Proclamation renewing former prohibitions against the importation of alum, under penalty of forfeiture. Printed. [Proc. Coll., No. 52.]
March 17. 64. Thos. Tailor to Lake. Acknowledges his letter. As concerning his most sacred Majesty, is willing to discharge all duties fitting a loyal subject.
March 17.
Exeter.
65. Mayor of Exeter to the Council. Complains that John Prowse, one of the Justices of that city, and his son, Richard, used contemptuous and menacing language against him, whilst in his public office; thinks such courses lead to contempt of authority.
March 19.
Dover Castle.
66. [Lord Zouch] to the Mayors, &c. of the Cinque Ports. Claims protection for Thos. Michell, while attending him on special service, up to March 31.
March 19.
Dover Castle.
67. Commission by the Same, appointing the captains, lieutenants, and gentlemen porters of castles, the ministers of towns, and others, Commissioners of Passage, to give passports and keep a register of such persons as come in and go out of the realm, within the jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports. John Clerk appointed Clerk of the Passage.
March 19. Grant to Sir Wm. Button of the office of Overseer of the Little Customs in the Port of London, for life. [Grant Bk., p. 231.]
March 20.
London.
68. Sir Gerard Herbert to Carleton. Lady Montgomery is safely delivered of a young Lord Herbert. The condemned heretic will be banished, not burned. The King has the gout in his leg, &c.
March 20.
Hatton House.
69. Elizabeth Lady Hatton to the Same. Respect for her having been the cause of the difference between him and his wife, hopes that her thankful acknowledgment will reconcile them; finds he thinks women capable of little but compliments, &c.
March 20 ? Grant to Sam. Robinson, of Hovingham, and John Dent, of Marrick, both co. York, of pardon for horse-stealing. Latin. [Sign Man., vol. VIII., No. 93.]
March 21.
St. Christopher's, one of the Antilles.
70. Sir Walter Raleigh to [Sir Ralph Winwood]. Detailed account of his expedition to Guiana; death of his son in a conflict with the Spaniards, who were informed, through the Spanish Ambassador in England, when and where to expect them. Capt. Keymish, who commanded the squadron up the Orinoco, finding the way to the mines well defended, failed to force a passage; reproached him on his return for having ruined him, on which he shot himself. Will return to Europe, but knows not what will become of him. Mutilated.
March 21. 71. Perfect copy of the above.
March 21.
Westminster.
Demise to Lady Elizabeth, wife of John Lord Stewart, Baron of Kincleven, and to Margaret Stewart, their daughter, of a messuage in Westminster, in reversion after the Earl of Montgomery. Latin. [Sign Man., vol. VIII., No. 94.]
March 22.
Westminster.
Grant to Fras. Bassett, of London, of pardon for clipping gold. [Ibid., No. 95].
March 22 ? 72. Statement of the advantages which the King may derive from purchasing and working out the invention of a foreigner, who has discovered a mode of mixing alloy with silver used for the manufacture of silver thread, and has exercised it in the United Provinces, till the too great proportion of alloy practised by his partners induced the revocation of his grant.
March 22.
Whitehall.
Proclamation prohibiting the making of gold and silver thread &c. by any persons unlicensed by the King, or the importing it from abroad, the manufacture being now taken into His Majesty's hands. Printed. [Proc. Coll., No. 53.]
March 23.
London.
73. Paul de la Ravoire to Carleton. Promised promotion of the Archbp. of Spalato. Sends thirty-six copies of his sermons, and of a small compendium of his other works, entitled "Scogli del naufragio Christiano."
March 24.
London.
74. Sir Edw. Harwood to the Same. The King approves Carleton's proceedings. Buckingham tries to oblige people by his courtesies. The tilting a poor one; Lord Hay substituted for himself a French rider of the Prince, who carried the day. The Lord Treasurer is to be questioned, some say turned out. The officers of the Ordnance complain that the too great favour formerly shown to Sir Roger Dallison prevents their having necessary allowances, which are withheld till Dallison's debt is secured.
March 24. 75. Sir Matthew Carew to Lady Carleton, his niece. Hopes the misconduct of his son will not diminish their natural affection; would have turned him off had he not been repentant. Is glad to hear of her arrival in England.
March 24. Licence to Rich. Bannister to make cloths and beaver, &c., for twenty-one years. [Grant Bk., p. 241.]
March 24.
Madrid.
Fras. Cottington to [Lake]. The Spanish Council of War have ordered Sir Walter Raleigh's late commission to be translated into Spanish. Knows not how they will take it. [Extract, Dom. Corresp., Dec. 18, 1618.]
March 24.
Melding, Suffolk.
76. Jas. Alington to the Same. Is not so rich as has been supposed, but is ready to perform all the duties of a loyal subject.
March 24. 77. Draft of the above.
March 24.
Sandwich.
78. John Jacob and Art. Ruck to Lord Zouch. Report on a cause between Leving and Broughton, relative to the division of the estate of the late John Ballard.
March 25.
Court at Whitehall.
79. Sir Hen. Carey to Carleton. Thanks for congratulations on his preferment. Is not accustomed to ceremonies, but in "upright plainness" will be glad to serve him.
March 25.
Sudbury.
80. Wm. Alston to Sir Thos. Lake. Has related to Mr. Scott the particulars of his estate; is willing to discharge the duties of a good and loyal subject.
March 25. 81. Memorandum of payments made to Sir Edw. Bushell on his pension, since Michaelmas, 1615.
March 25.
Westminster.
Grant to Marco Ant. de Dominis, Archbp. of Spalato, of the Mastership of the Savoy, vacant by resignation of Walter Balconquall. Latin. [Sign Man., vol. IX., No. 1.]
[March 25.] Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk., I., p. 236.]
March 26.
Westminster.
Grant to Thos. Gwillim of pardon for a riot, &c., for which he was sentenced to fine and imprisonment in the Star Chamber. [Sign Man., vol. IX., No. 2.]
March 26. 82. Gentleman Ushers and Daily Waiters to the Lord Chamberlain. The Serjeants-at-Arms contracted to allow Mr. Williams 20s. out of every 5l. accruing to them from his procuring a patent to raise Knights' fees from 20s. to 5l., but although 120 Knights were made during the Scotch journey. Williams cannot obtain his full dues, some of the serjeants trying to evade them, and refusing to make a composition with him.
March 26.
London. Thursday.
83. Sir G. Herbert to Carleton. Reception of the two Russian Ambassadors; the King's pleasant speeches to them; they would not come into the presence till fetched by the Council, that being the custom of their country; they wish to make a league with England, and to borrow 60,000l., which the merchants will furnish; they went to see the tilting on the 24th, and were much pleased with it, and with the crowds that flocked about them, to and from their lodgings at Crosby Hall. Particulars of the tilt, and the devices. Capt. Harry Mainwaring knighted.
March 26.
London.
84. Edw. Sherburn to the Same. Safe arrival of Lady Carleton; has provided a convenient lodging for her in Fleet Street, Lady Dale's lodging in the Blackfriars not being commodious. The Lords are in treaty with Burlamachi to pay the Ambassadors every six months. Business matters, &c.
March 26 ?
Walden.
85. Thos. Turner to Lake. Has reported his estate to Mr. Scott; will attend him next term.
March 26 ? 86. John Martiall to [the Same]. Is not a moneyed man as reported, nor has expressed a wish to compound for his peace with the King, being conscious of no offence.
March 27.
London.
87. Chamberlain to Carleton. Young [Monson] still pushes forward, and is well supported, but should have secured some ordinary place as attendant, before his drift was perceived. The Archbp. of Spalato has the Savoy at last, and also the prebend at Canterbury of Dr. Fotherby, now Bp. of Salisbury. Lady Coke prosecutes her husband in the Star Chamber; he is ill supported, for she will pay nothing unless she may have her will. The Venetian troops are going, commanded by Mainwaring, the late pirate. Tobie Matthew is to be in confinement at his father's. Tilting on the King's day, March 24; the Queen could not be persuaded to attend; the King visited her before going to Theobalds. Lord Roos is at Tivoli, and begs leave to stay abroad to digest his wrongs.
March 27.
London.
88. Geo. Carleton to the Same. Proceedings with Lady Hill before the Attorney General, on the purchase of her lease; his son Dudley is anxious to come over to see him [Sir Dudley], but must stay over September to take his fellowship at Cambridge.
March 28.
London.
89. Matthew de Quester to the Same. Packets delayed in Zealand for want of shipping, delivery of letters, &c.
March 28.
Whitehall.
90. Benj. Rudyard to Carleton. The King's consent to Carleton's coming over must depend on the state of affairs there. Buckingham's help should be sought. Thinks his allowances would be better paid if he came to solicit for himself. Lord Chandos more improved by the waters of Newenham Mills, in Warwickshire, than by the Spa.
March 28.
St. James's.
91. Thos. Murray to the Same. The King much busied in the reformation of the household, hoping to save 30,000l. per ann. Abuses in the Exchequer, the Navy, and Ireland, are to be examined into, if private interests do not hinder the public good, &c.
March 28. 92. [Abel Barnard] to the Same. Details of personal and family sickness. Begs a copy of his book on uniformity, &c.
March 28.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Geo. Baker, goldsmith, 683l. 7s. 2d., for spangles for the coats of the guard, footmen, and messengers. [Sign Man., vol. IX., No. 3.]
March 28.
Westminster.
Warrant for certain payments to Robt. Cooke, Clerk of the Cheque of the Guard, for red cloth for summer liveries of the servants of the King, Queen, and Prince. [Ibid., No. 4.]
March 29. 93. Sir Edw. Conway to [Carleton]. The Chancellor of the Exchequer says that neither he nor the Treasurer is to blame for the tardy payments to Ambassadors, and that he will do his best for Carleton. Thanks for favours to his cousin Willoughby. The King is making reformations in the Exchequer. The quarrel between Lady Exeter and Sir Thos. Lake is a strange riddle, and will have a shameful issue on one side.
March 30.
Westminster.
Grant to Fras. Ayliffe, of Westminster, of pardon for manslaughter of Art. Wingfield, at the mediation of Lady Elizabeth. Latin. [Ibid., No. 5.]
March 30.
London.
94. Nath. Brent to Carleton. Sir Benj. Rudyard is Surveyor of the Court of Wards, with promise from the King of further preferment. Dares not write of the factions among the greatest at Court. Though the two would-be favourites are dismissed, Monson's return is hoped for. Lady Roos submits her cause to the King. Lady Hatton has driven her husband into a numbness of the side, the forerunner of palsy. The King desires the continuance of the City loan another year. The Venetian Ambassador prepares eight ships; he will have a Venetian Admiral, but the real command will rest between Sir Hen. Peyton and Sir Hen. Mainwaring. The Dean of Paul's fails to succeed the Bp. of Norwich, because he was so open in offering his 2,500 thanks, that the Court lacqueys talk of it.
March ? 95. Sir Edw. Conway to [the Same]. Professions of service. Sir Walter Raleigh's son was slain at the river of Orinoco, and [Lawrence] Keymish shot himself, in despair of finding the gold mine. Raleigh's letters come charged with misfortunes and tears, and his wife is in great affliction. Sir John Digby is returning much honoured. Imperfect.
March. 96. Thos. Wilson to the King. Sends particulars of letters from Japan, describing the greatness of its Princes, who have a Court of 100,000 men, palaces that lodge 200,000, &c.; they have banished Jesuits, and, for fear of their stealing in disguised, will not even admit merchants. Indorsed [by Wilson], "An abstract of letters lately arryved from the East Indies, from Japan, from Mr. Cox, written to myself in Jan. 1616–7, and arived her in March 1617–8, which His Majesty read and discoursed with me about them, but cold not be induced to believe that the things written are true, but desyred to speake with the writer when he comes home, who, I told him, is very shortly to return; he is the chiefe factor for the Est Indian Company, and hath bene in those parts almost seven yeares last past."
March. 97. Commission by Lord Zouch to the Mayors of Dover, Sandwich, and others, for holding a Court of Lode-manage, for inquiry into cases relating to conducting ships to harbour, and offences of seafaring men, &c.
March. 98. Note of persons of Wiltshire and Somersetshire to be summoned before the Council for neglect at the musters.
[March.] Grant to the Pinmakers' Company of London of confirmation of their charter, and of the Orders in Council in their favour; also grant to them of the sole pre-emption of pins; with a schedule of the prices to be charged for pins. [Sign Man., vol. IX., No. 6.]
March.
[Tower.]
99. — Gaultier to Lord [Suffolk ?]. Throws himself on his liberality and compassion, being in prison on an unfounded accusation, in which he also is involved. French.
March ? 100. Statement of receipts by the Farmers of the Customs, during the past seven years, as compared with the rent paid to the King. Average receipts, 159,045l. 17s. 10½d. a year.
[March.] 101. Petition of Thos. Napleton, of Faversham, to Lord Zouch, that in consideration of the malice of his enemy, his certificate of former good conduct, his advanced age and dangerous sickness, he may be discharged on good security, and go to Bath for recovery of his health.