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James 1 - volume 116: July 1620

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July 1620

July 1 ? 1. [Rowland Woodward to Fras. Windebank]. Sir Horace Vere is appointed General of the 4,000 soldiers for the Palatinate, by which Sir Edw. Cecil feels much disgraced. The young nobility so throng for officers' places that the experienced officers are thrown out. The King of Denmark accuses the Duke of Saxony of being an enemy to religion. Sir Robt. Mansell is going as Admiral, and Sir Rich. Hawkins as Vice Admiral of a Fleet of twenty ships, said to be for suppressing pirates.
July 1.
Westminster.
Warrant for payment of 200 marks to John Jacob, going beyond the seas on the King's special service. [Sign Man., vol. XI., No. 50.]
July 2.
Westminster.
Presentation of Stephen Haxby to the rectory of Ashover, co. Derby. Latin. [Ibid., No. 51.]
July 2.
Hartford Bridge.
2. Sir Hen. Mainwaring to Nicholas. Grieves at absence from him and his lord.
July 2.
Lyme.
3. Art. Gregory, Mayor of Lyme-Regis, to the Council. The two collectors of the contribution for suppressing pirates have borrowed the 250l. for the second payment on their own security. Begs for their sake continuance of the impost, &c. as requested before. Urges payment of the arrears of his own annuity, granted for a whole life's service.
July 3.
Westminster.
Discharge to Edw. Osborne, of Keeton, co. York, of the fees paid by him on being created a Baronet. [Sign Man., vol. XI., No. 52.]
July 3.
Westminster.
Grant to Dr. Jas. Chambers of the office of Physician in Ordinary, void by decease of Dr. John Craig. Latin. [Ibid., No. 53.]
July 3.
Westminster.
Re-grant to Jerome. Alexander, on surrender of Fras. Morrice, of the office of Bailiff of the hundred of Eynesford, co. Norfolk, the former grant being defective. Latin. [Ibid., No. 54.]
July 3.
Westminster.
Grant to Sam. Sharpe and Rich. Wilton, of London, of a patent for making camlets according to the Turkey manner, with provisoes of revocation, if found injurious, and of non-restraint of other camlet makers. [Ibid., No. 55.]
July 4.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Lord Stanhope, Postmaster General, 50l., for extraordinary stages during the King's progress. [Ibid., No. 56.]
July 4.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Sir Rich. Morrison, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, 280l. 15s., for gilt javelins and halberts for the Yeomen of the Guard. [Ibid., No. 57.]
July 4.
Oatlands.
4. Buckingham to Lord Digby, Sir Robt. Naunton, and others. Three ships still wanting for the expedition against pirates. The Trinity House is to levy 1,000l. yearly for furnishing and supplying them.
July 4.
Whitehall.
5. Order in Council, on report by Sir Edw. Coke, of abuses crept into the management of the Tower, the Minories, and adjoining houses, formerly reserved for gunners, wheelwrights, and other artificers connected with the Ordnance; that certain leases of lands in and about the Tower be called in; that all private buildings there be demolished, the wharfs repaired, the loopholes and battlements put into order, and the gunpowder removed further from the records and Crown jewels.
July 4. 6. Copy of the above.
July 4. 7. Abstract of the above; with minutes from the Council books of seven letters from the Council to the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex since Dec. 31, 1618, directing the pulling down of buildings erected contrary to proclamation near the Tower, and elsewhere, in London.
July 5.
Westminster.
Grant to Edw. Osborne, of Keeton, co. York, of the rank of a Baronet. Latin. [Sign Man., vol. XI., No. 58.]
July 6.
Westminster.
Grant to Michael Humfrey, and his sureties, of protection for one year from arrests for certain debts of the Earl of Suffolk, for which he is bound. [Ibid., No. 59.]
July 6.
Westminster.
Grant to Laurence Lisle, Daniel Thorne, and others, of the privilege of varnishing and repairing all the arms and armour in England and Wales, for twenty-one years, according to prices set down by Lord Sheffield. [Ibid., No. 60.]
July 6.
Westminster.
Grant to John Harvey, Footman, of a pension of 50l. per ann., on resigning his place to Toby Johnson. [Ibid., No. 61.]
July 6.
Westminster.
Discharge to John Hanmer, of Hanmer, co. Flint, of 1,100l., fees by him paid on being created a Baronet. [Ibid., No. 62.]
July 6.
Westminster.
Grant to Hannibal Vivian, in reversion after Thos. Vivian, of the Constableship of Mawes, co. Cornwall, the reversion being surrendered by Giles Rawlins. [Ibid., No. 63.]
July 6.
Westminster.
Grant to John Hanmer, of Hanmer, co. Flint, of the rank of a Baronet. Latin. [Ibid., No. 64.]
July 7.
Westminster.
Grant to Clement Cotterell of the office of Groom-porter, void by death of Hen. Cornwallis. [Ibid., No. 65.]
July 7. 8. Examination of Fras. Poker, of Ticknall, Derbyshire. Jas. Brindley, a recusant, told him religion would alter, if the match went forward; did not say he expected to see mass in Ticknall Church; has suggested that there might be a Protestant Priest at one end, and a Papist at the other. Spoke disrespectfully of Sir John Harpur, but not of the King, unless it were in drink; and did not prophesy wars, and that the Irish would join against him. Brindley said, if the match failed, there would be war.
July 7. 9. Examination of Jas. Brindley, of Walton, Derbyshire. Has spoken of the match, but not of any toleration to ensue thereon, nor of wars if it fail. Is not a recusant.
[July 7.] 10. Master, &c. of the Trinity House to the Council. The masters and owners of ships agree to pay rates varying from 18d. to 3d. per ton, according to the places to which they trade, towards the contribution against pirates; desire a letter to the Custom House, that their Deputy may be allowed to collect the rates.
July 7. 11. The Council to the Farmers of the Customs in London. Require them to allow no vessel to pass without paying the above rates, and to appoint a place for the Deputy of the Warden and Assistants of the Trinity House, Deptford Strond, to collect them.
July 7. 12. Answers, by Sir Hen. Yelverton, to certain questions on points of law relating to leases of lands, in reference to leases made by Lord and Lady Hunsdon. Indorsed, "Sir Hen. Yelverton's Opinion on Mr. Tregion's Case."
July 8.
London.
13. Chamberlain to Carleton. The Ambassadors, Sir Hen. Wotton, Sir Edw. Conway, Sir Rich. Weston, and Sir John Merrick, despatched. The new levies proceed heavily. Sir Horace Vere goes with only 2,000 men. The Spanish Ambassador jests at our courage, to engage 10,000 men with 2,000. The King is about Oatlands and Windsor. Star Chamber prosecutions grow frequent, and proclamations and patents are numerous. The few monopolies complained of at the King's accession are multiplied by as many scores, and the people groan under them. Precedence granted to Earls' younger sons over Knights Councillors. The Attorney General is suspended, and a bill filed against him and the present and last Lord Mayor, for combining against the Crown in renewing the last City Charter. The Attorney confesses error, and the City yield up their charter, and offer to take it as before. Death of the Spanish heretic in Newgate; forty ducats found in his patched rags. The Earl of Southampton made Governor of the Virginia Company, and Sir Thos. Smythe re-established over the East India Company, by request of the King.
July 9.
Yarmouth.
14. Bailiffs and Justices of Yarmouth to the Lord Chancellor and others of the Council. Testify to the diligent service of Nich. Cutting, their Bailiff, summoned before Council to answer for neglect of duty, in not aiding those who came down about starchmaking.
July 9.
Staple Inn.
15. Fras. Raworth, jun., to Edw. Nicholas. Sends 100l., the second payment of the Cinque Ports towards the suppression of pirates; with instructions for paying it in, if required. The Ports have found the raising it very burdensome, and would be glad if it could be spared. Indorsed [by Nicholas] with a form of receipt for the above.
July 9. 16. Note of the distribution of 4l. to [Archbp. Abbot's] servants at the consecration of Dr. Tounson, Bp. of Salisbury.
[July 9.] 17. Petition of John Gibbens and others, Bakers of Bristol, to the Council, for protection in suits prosecuted against them, for execution of the patent of incorporation formerly granted but lately suspended.
July 9.
Westminster.
Licence to Wm. Lord Maynard, of Wicklow, to found a Logic Lecture in Cambridge, and to give lands in mortmain to the value of 50l. per ann. Latin. [Sign Man., vol. IX., No. 66.]
July 10.
Westminster.
Warrant for payment of sums not exceeding 430l. for rebuilding Chertsey Bridge, co. Surrey. [Ibid., No. 67.]
July 10.
Westminster.
Grant to Eleanor, widow of Thos. Felton, of confirmation and continuance of a pension of 100l. per ann. for the services of her late husband. [Ibid., No. 68.]
July 10. 18. List of Questions in Theology, Medicine, and Philosophy, to be discussed before the University of Oxford, July 8 and 10. Printed. Latin.
[July 10.] 19. Petition of the East India Company to the Council, for punishment of Thos. Berwick, appointed by them Master of the Bear, who betrayed that ship and others to the Hollanders. Annexing,
19. i. Statement of the conduct of Thos. Berwick, that meeting Sir Thos. Roe off the Cape, Sir Thomas gave him letters to English factors, and Houltman, the Dutch Commander, gave him letters to their people at Bantam, persuading a truce, on the ground that peace was negotiating in England; relying upon which Berwick acted as though all danger was over, and several vessels were taken in consequence. Grounds on which he is suspected of treachery, and of secret intelligence with the Dutch.
July ? 20. Project offered to the King for remedying abuses in the dyeing of silk.
July 11. 21. Proceedings at a sitting of the Commissioners for redress of abuses in the deceitful dyeing of silk; the Commission being read, and the first step observed to be to find out the deceits, interrogatories were ordered to be drawn up, and the Lord Mayor, &c. of London to be acquainted with the commission, which chiefly concerns London.
July 11.
Westminster.
Proclamation of a grant, at the nomination of Edw. Sheldon, to Laurence Lisle, Dan. Thorne, and others, of the sole privilege of dressing arms, and repairing all manner of arms and armour, at the rates set down by Lord Sheffield for the county of York. All arms to be brought for view or repair yearly. Printed. [Proc. Coll., No. 82 A.]
July 11.
Carey House.
22. Sir Hen. Carey to Lord Zouch. Wishes, as "servant to the glorious Peace-maker of Christendom," to recover his rights peaceably, and therefore requests restoration of certain wrecks at seaseized by his Lordship's officer in his manor of Minster, Isle of Thanet, although in his purchase of the manor, royalties and wrecks at sea were included.
July 11.
Westminster.
Grant to Fras. Morris, Clerk of the Ordnance, and others, of lease of the manors of Long Owersby, and other lands of Sir Thos. Monson, co. Lincoln, extended for several obligations, amounting to 3,100l., wherein he stood bound with Sir Roger Dallison. Latin. [Sign Man., vol. XI., No. 70.]
July. Minute of the above. [Dom. Corresp., July 20.]
July 11.
Westminster.
Grant to the Same, of lease of the rectory and manor of Laughton, and other lands, &c. of Sir Roger Dallison, co. Lincoln, extended for a debt of 9,962l. 4s. 10¼d. upon his account as Lieutenant of the Ordnance. [Sign Man., vol. XI., No. 72.]
July. Minute of the above. [Dom. Corresp., July 20.]
July 11.
Westminster.
Grant to Jas. Harrison, of London, of pardon for clipping coin, on account of his youth. [Sign Man., vol. XI., No. 71.]
July 11. Special licence to John Donnington and others, to dress armour. [Ibid., p. 317.]
July 12. 23. Merchant Adventurers to [the Council]. Fear that the disturbances in Germany make it unfitting to attempt present removal of the foreign impediments to the cloth trade, but request the execution of those already devised, viz., restraint of export of wool, and moderation in its price; removal of prohibitions against import of gold and silver thread, and other foreign commodities; and stopping of the interlopers, who secretly send away cloth to the Netherlands.
July 12.
Bath House.
24. Sir Fulk Greville to Sir Thos. Wilson. To deliver to Mr. Tweedy and his sureties his bonds for exercise of the receiver's place in the Alienation Office, which he has now relinquished, and to receive similar bonds from Mr. Bond.
July 12.
Westminster.
Discharge to Hen. Felton, of Playford, Suffolk, of 1,100l., paid by him on being created a Baronet. [Sign Man., vol. XI., No. 73.]
July 12.
Westminster.
Confirmation to Visct. Wallingford of allowance from his farm of the post fines, for those of the Duchy of Cornwall, which are received to the use of Prince Charles, as was formerly granted for those of Prince Henry. [Ibid., No. 74.]
July 12.
Westminster.
Warrant to advance 400l. to Jas. Bovey, for provision of wines, fruits, and grapes, for the King's use. [Ibid., No. 75.]
July 12.
Westminster.
Grant to Dr. Robt. Tounson, Bp. of Salisbury, of restitution of temporalties. Latin. [Ibid., No. 76.]
July 12.
Westminster.
Grant to Edw. Freer, of Water-Eaton, co. Oxford, of the rank of a Baronet. Latin. [Ibid., No. 77.]
July 12.
Westminster.
Discharge to the Same of 1,095l., paid by him on being created a Baronet. [Ibid., No. 78.]
July 12.
Westminster.
Re-grant to Sir Geo. Keire of lease of a watermill and lands in Haddenham, co. Bucks, the former lease being forfeit for nonpayment of rent. [Ibid., No. 79.]
July 12.
Westminster.
Discharge to Sir Thos. Bishop, of Parham, Sussex, of 1,100l., paid by him on being created a Baronet. [Ibid., No. 80.]
July 13.
St. Albans.
25. Earl of Salisbury and other Justices of Hertfordshire to the Council. Request allowance for repair of the gaol of St. Albans, which, being Crown land, has always been repaired at the expense of the Crown. The decays arise through abuses of former gaolers in cutting away the lead, &c.
July 13.
Clerkenwell.
26. Lord [Zouch] to [Sam.] More. Requests him to receive back a gelding, which Mr. Lougher seized, but is now willing to restore.
July 13.
Chapter House.
27. Order by the Commissioners for repairing St. Paul's Cathedral, that the tenants of certain houses on the south and north sides of the church, which are to be pulled down, keep all their rents till further orders, and meanwhile provide themselves other houses.
July 13.
Westminster.
Discharge to Moses Tryon, of London, on payment of 5,000l., of the fine of 15,000l. imposed on him in the Star Chamber, for transporting coin; also grant to him of a general pardon, with certain exceptions. Latin. [Sign Man., vol. XI., No. 81.]
July 14.
Westminster.
Grant to Hen. Felton, of Playford, co. Suffolk, of the dignity of a Baronet. Latin. [Ibid., No. 82.]
July 14.
Westminster.
Grant to Sir Thos. Bishop, of Parham, co. Sussex, of the rank of a Baronet. Latin. [Ibid., No. 83.]
July 14. 28. Petition of the Prisoners in the King's Bench, lately removed to Newgate, to Lord Chief Justice Montague. Being men of quality, and their credit much impaired by this removal, pray for leave to answer in person before the Court of King's Bench. With reply by Sir Hen. Montague, that their committal was by order of the Council, to whom they must appeal.
July ? 29. Petition of the Same to the Council. They are removed from the King's Bench to Newgate, "a place of infamy and great distress;" and the information of Sir Geo. Reynall, on which they are committed, is unjust.
July [14 ?] 30. Robt. Boteler to Nicholas. Thanks for the Lord Warden's letter to the Corporation of Winchelsea to restore him to his franchise. They have not obeyed, but have replied by idle and frivolous objections against him. Has merited well of the town.
July [15].
Clerkenwell.
31. Sir Hen. Mainwaring to [Lord Zouch]. Is tediously detained by the humours of the officers of Exchequer and Ordnance, in his efforts to obtain supplies for Dover Castle. Has delivered up Whitmore by the Council's order. Defers the musters, most of the fishermen being gone to the North Seas. Sir Wm. Zouch is drowned in crossing the channel. Incloses,
31. i. The Council to the Same. To order the conveyance of Fras. Whitmore, prisoner at Dover, to the Marshalsea at Southwark. With order to Mr. Richardson, keeper there, to receive him into his custody. Whitehall, June 30.
July 17.
Dover Castle.
32. Sir Hen. Mainwaring to Lord [Zouch]. Ned Kemp of Dover challenged Fotherby of Canterbury to go over to Gravelines to fight a duel. Official matters.
July 17. 33. Sir Sam. Tryon to the [Commissioners for the] Earl Marshalship. Begs to be heard before them, with his counsel, in the cause between Sir Fras. Crane and himself.
July 17.
Theobalds.
Proclamation confirming the former orders for non-erection of any buildings, except of brick or stone, in London, and extending them to five miles round London. Printed. [Proc. Coll., No. 83.]
July 17.
Westminster.
Grant to John Reade, of West Heddon, co. Northumberland, of pardon for manslaughter, it being done in self-defence. Latin. [Sign Man., vol. XII., No. 2.]
July 17.
Dover.
34. Fras. Raworth, sen., to Nicholas. Ordered his son not to pay in the second 100l. for the Cinque Ports, no other places having paid their second instalments. Hopes the money may be returned, as it has been raised with much difficulty.
July 18.
Faversham.
35. John Philpot to the Same. Has made a composition between Sir Thos. Wynn and Mr. Trowte. Hopes the Lord Warden will rest a night at his house on his way to Dover.
July 18. Grant of Incorporation and divers Liberties to the City of Coventry. [Grant Bk., p. 337.]
July 18.
Westminster.
Grant, with survivorship, to John Achmouty, Groom of the Bedchamber, and Isabel, his wife, of a pension of 500l. per ann. for their lives, on surrender of a pension of 200l., and all perquisites of office, by John Achmouty, and of a pension of 100l. by Jas. Achmouty. [Sign Man., vol. XII., No. 3.]
July 18.
Westminster.
Warrant to advance 20l. to Sir Oliver Cromwell, and to deliver to him twenty timber trees for building a new bridge for the King's use at Hinchinbrook, co. Huntingdon. [Ibid., No. 4.]
July 18.
Westminster.
Commission to Ant. Pell, Keeper of the Hawks, to take up hawks and hawks' meat at ancient prices, and to kill hawks' meat. [Ibid., No. 5.]
July 18.
Westminster.
Warrant to admit Robt. Dodson as Master Bricklayer and Tiler to the King, according to a former grant. [Ibid., No. 6.]
July 19.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Sir Jas. Macdonald 500l., as a free gift for service. [Ibid., No. 7.]
July 19. Grant to Sir Ant. Pell of 30l. per month, for his attendance with hawks, and also of 10s. per day for pigeons and hens for the hawks, for life. [Grant Bk., p. 332.]
July 19. Grant to Rich. Wilton of the sole making of camlets of grogram or other silks, for twenty-one years. [Ibid., p. 306.]
July 19. 36. [Justices of Sussex] to the Council. Have examined what common brewhouses are in existence in Sussex, and where additional ones may be erected. Inclose,
36. i. Schedule of places in Sussex where brewhouses are fit to be erected or continued; total 38. July 19.
[July 20.] 37. [Justices of Surrey] to the Same. Have examined where common brewhouses may be erected or continued in Surrey. Inclose,
37. i. Schedule of places in Surrey where brewhouses are fit to be erected and continued; total 51. July 20.
July 20.
Westminster.
38. Special Commission authorizing Sir Robt. Mansell, appointed Vice Admiral and Captain General of the expedition against pirates, to press sailors and to exercise martial law during the expedition.
July. Sign Manual of the above, dated July 6. [Sign Man., vol. XII., No. 1.]
July 20.
Westminster.
Grant to John Macalo, Physician to the King, of a pension of 100l. per ann. [Ibid., No. 9.]
July 20.
Westminster.
Grant to Ant. Blaides of lease of lands in Leak, and in Northallerton, co. York, which are in the King's hands, by reason of the recusancy of Cecily Eshall. [Ibid., No. 10.]
July 20.
Westminster.
Grant to Sir Jas. Macdonald, of a pension of 1,000 marks per ann. [Ibid., No. 11.]
July 20.
Westminster.
Warrant for allowance of fifty decayed trees to Sir Geo. Philpott, towards enclosing Romer's Coppice, Forest of Chute, co. Wilts, for preservation of the game. [Ibid., No. 12.]
July 20.
Westminster.
Grant to Alex. Macrenold, of a pension of 200 marks per ann. [Ibid., No. 13.]
July 20. 39. Minute of the grants of lands to Fras. Morris and others, calendared under July 11.
[July 21.] 40. Petition of Edw. Fludd, prisoner in the Fleet, to the Council, to be released, having been in prison four months longer than the time appointed as punishment for words spoken against Sir Fras. Eure.
July 21.
Syon.
41. Visct. Doncaster to [Carleton]. Has not written earlier because their correspondence causes jealousy. Spanish agents prejudice His Majesty against the Dutch, as enemies of monarchy, and cruel to the English in the East Indies. The conjuncture is not favourable for Carleton's coming to England.
July 22.
Fleet Prison.
42. Submission of Thos. Alured, prisoner in the Fleet, acknowledging his presumptuous offence against His Majesty, and beseeching the mediation of [the Council], that his forty days' imprisonment may expiate his offences. [See June 10.]
July 23.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Bernard Lindsay, Groom of the Bedchamber, 500l., as a free gift. [Sign Man., vol. XII., No. 14.]
July 24.
Westminster.
Grant to Sir Fras. Vincent, of Stoke-d'Abernon, co. Surrey, of the dignity of a Baronet. Latin. [Ibid., No. 15.]
July 24.
Westminster.
Discharge to the Same of 1,095l., paid by him on being created a Baronet. [Ibid., No. 16.]
July 24.
Dover Castle.
43. Sir Hen. Mainwaring to [Lord Zouch]. Great opposition is made to Zouch's authority and his own, especially by his Lordship's favourites, the Mayor of Dover and James Hugessen. Fined the master of a vessel of theirs 5l., for refusing to lower his flag to the castle. They threaten, if punished, to appeal to the Council. Business matters.
July 24. 44. Certificate of Dr. Valentine Carey, Master, and the Fellows of Christ Church, Cambridge, to the learning and good conduct of Ambrose Congham, ten years resident there. Latin.
July 24.
Spain.
45. John Savell to his father, Robt. Savell, and others. Has grown and improved in health in Spain. Takes leave of his family and friends on becoming a Benedictine monk; hopes to meet them again in England.
[July 24.] 46. Narrative of extortions of Sir Geo. [Reynall], Marshal of the King's Bench, upon the prisoners, in charging exorbitant fees, and rates for provisions, &c. To prevent prisoners being supplied by their friends, he erected a barrier, and they rose against him and pulled it down.
July 24. Grant of incorporation to Wm. Reade, Hum. Kade, and others, as weavers, fullers, and sheermen, of the city and county of Exeter. [Grant Bk., p. 319.]
July 24. Letter from the King to Sec. Naunton, authorizing him, with the assistance of Mr. Solicitor and others of the Council, to alter the instructions of the President of York, according to those made for Lord Sheffield; authorizing him also to write to Sir Thos. Hoby to behave becomingly towards the President. [Docquet.]
July 24. Letter to the [Arch]bp. of York, to refrain from taking precedence of the President [of York], who is His Majesty's minister, and to remove his pew in the church, built before that of the President, or else to resign it to the President. [Docquet.]
July 25.
Westminster.
47. Indenture between the King and the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, confirming the constitutions of the Cathedral, as founded by Edw. VI., and granting additional privileges. Latin.
July 25.
Westminster.
Commission to the Lord Mayor of London, the Master of the Wards, and others, to examine and discover the abuses in importing logwood, contrary to proclamation and to Sir Thos. Compton's patent, and to punish offenders. [Sign Man., vol. XII., No. 17.]
July 26.
Westminster.
Grant to Sir Robt. Ayton of a pension of 500l. per ann., for services to the late Queen Consort. [Ibid., No. 18.]
July 27.
London.
48. Chamberlain to Carleton. The King is at Salisbury, and goes to the Bp. of Winchester's, at Farnham; Sir Thos. Monson has kissed his hand, and also the Earl of Suffolk, whose fine is mitigated to 7,000l., which is to be paid to appease Lord Haddington's discontent. Most of the Council have left town. Lord Digby has set out for Spain. Sir Wm. Smithe lately dead. Popish books, containing libels on Queen Elizabeth and her government, burnt in St. Paul's churchyard. Demolition of houses in the neighbourhood of St. Paul's; clamour of the inhabitants, who have no compensation. The Commissioners have to rate themselves at 20l. a piece, towards the expense of pulling them down.
July 27.
Aldermanbury.
49. Sir Rich. Younge to Nicholas, to obtain a pass for his son-inlaw Benj. Hayes, who is going to Paris with letters from the Lord Chamberlain to the Ambassador.
July 27.
Charlton.
Discharge to Robt. de la Bar, of London, on payment of 5,000l., of a fine of 20,000l. imposed on him in the Star Chamber, for unlawful transporting of coin; with a general pardon for past offences. Latin. [Sign Man., vol. XII., No. 19.]
July 27.
Westminster.
Warrant for repayment in a year, with interest, of 5,000l., lent by Sir Wm. Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, to the King; also for payment to him of 1,000l., due on assignment to Rich. Bannister, and warrant to advance to him 4,000l. for payment of arrears of wages in the Navy. [Ibid., No. 20.]
July ? 50. Query as to whether a tax for the poor, levied on the inhabitants of a parish for their lands and goods in gross, and on thefarmers for their lands per acre, be lawful. [See Nov. 1619, No. 52.]
July 28. 51. Copy of the above, with opinions of Sir Robt. Houghton and Sir Ranulph Crew in favour of that mode of levying taxes. Indorsed [by Nicholas], "The question of taxing for the poor of Lydd, decided by the Judges of Assize."
July 28.
Charlton.
Proclamation against all suits or claims on tenant-rights, or holding of lands by border service, such tenant rights being now abolished by the Union of England and Scotland, and forbidding such claims to be mentioned in any future leases of Crown or other lands on the borders. Printed. [Proc. Coll., No. 84.]
July 29. 52. Examination of Simon Weston. Said, in his speech in the County Hall at Stafford, when urging the benevolence for Bohemia, that Henry III. and Henry IV. of France were murdered by Jesuits, and that there are some living who defend the Gunpowder Plot; also quoted the saying of a West Indian King, on being told that the Spaniards go to heaven, that he hoped when he died to go to hell; but did not say that the Bohemian Ambassador would not have collected money without the King's privity, nor that this contribution was the only means of preservation from the sword of the Spaniard.
July 30.
Bromham.
Warrant to advance 3,000l. to Sir Robt. Mansell, Admiral of the Fleet against the pirates, towards the charge of the service. [Sign Man., vol. XII., No. 21.]
July 30.
Bromham.
Warrant to raise the rate of poundage upon Muscovado sugars, &c., to the proportion paid before Nov. 27, 1614, since which time it was reduced. [Ibid., No. 22.]
July 30.
Bromham.
Licence to Fras. Hurdman and Wm. Budd, of London, of the sole importation of tobacco for one year. [Ibid., No. 23.]
July 30.
Bromham.
Commission to the Commissioners for the Treasury, to conclude with Sir Thos. Roe, Abraham Jacob, and their partners, and with Fras. Hurdman and Wm. Budd, the agreements for rents and conditions for the importation of tobacco. [Sign Man., vol. XII., No. 25.]
July 30.
Bromham.
Discharge to Wm. Curteen, of London, of a fine of 20,000l.; imposed in the Star Chamber for unlawful transporting of coin; with a general pardon of past offences. Latin. [Ibid., No. 26.]
July 30.
Bromham.
Warrant to pay 8,000l. to Robt. Pye, Auditor of the Exchequer, to be employed by him on the King's special service. [Ibid., No. 27.]
July 30.
Bromham.
Grant to Jas. Maxwell, of the Bedchamber, of arrears due to His Majesty, or to the late Queen Elizabeth, by the recusancy of Sir John Webb, of Odstock, co. Wilts. [Ibid., No. 28.]
July 31.
Court.
53. Buckingham to Lord Zouch. The King hopes that the Cinque Ports will produce 100 mariners for service against the pirates; none are to be exempted but those employed in the Navy, who live about Rochester and Chatham.
July 31.
Dover Castle.
54. Lord Zouch to the Mayors, Jurats, &c. of the Cinque Ports. Requires them to summon before them all fishers and seafaring men, that the Serjeant of the Admiralty may select 100 fit men for the service against pirates, to be impressed in proportions specified from the different towns. Incloses,
54. i. The Council to Lord Zouch. Request him to impress 100 mariners in Kent for the expedition against pirates, to set out on Aug. 1, the ordinary prestors not being employed because of the misery occasioned by their oppression and corruption. Whitehall, July 12.
54. ii. Instructions by Lord Admiral Buckingham to be observed by the Commissioners for impressing mariners. All seafaring men to appear before them, on penalty of apprehension, and choice to be made of the ablest, but only of one or two from one company or bark, that trade and fishing be not injured, &c.
[July.] 55. Instructions given by Sir Robt. Mansell, Vice Admiral, to Capt. Pennington, of the merchant ship Zouch Phœnix, for surveying the victuals, stores, and ordnance of his ship, mustering his crew, &c.
[July.] 56. Blank draft of the above instructions.