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James 1 - volume 173: October 1624

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October 1624

Oct. 1.
Paris.
1. Earl of Holland to Sec. Conway. Hears that, in his absence, Sir Allan Apsley, Lieutenant of the Tower, encroaches upon his right as Captain of the Guard, by disposing of the Warders' places in the Tower, on pretext of danger from admitting those chosen by another. Thinks that, having command of the guard of the King's person, he may be trusted with that of his prisoners.
Oct. 1.
Whitehall.
Sec. Conway to Att. Gen. Coventry. To draw up a bill for Mr. Typper. [Minute, Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 156.]
Oct. 1. 2. Muster roll of the garrison of Dover Castle.
Oct. 1. 3. Muster roll of the garrison of Mote's Bulwark, under Captain Thos. Fyneux.
Oct. 2.
Beaconsfield.
4. Dr. Jo. Andrews to Dr. Farmery, Chancellor to the Bp. of Lincoln. Notwithstanding the orders given by the Vicar General at the visitation at Amersham, no pews in this church have been taken away or lowered, no doors leading into the churchyard stopped up, and the people still lie in their pews, sit with their hats on, and neither kneel at the Litany nor bow at the name of Jesus. The names of such as kept a muster in the churchyard are given in, but the Deputy Lieutenants threaten vengeance on those who gave the information. Complains also of unnecessary delays in the baptism of infants, so that the sacrament is scarcely thought one of necessity.
Oct. 2. 5. Att. Gen. Coventry and Sol. Gen. Heath to [the Council]. Have advised that the case of Wm. Todd, curate and farmer of the tithes of St. Thomas's hospital, Southwark, and Robt. Audley and other inhabitants of the said parish, in reference to payment of the said tithes, &c., be referred to common law, and, one cause being tried, the others go according to the decision thereon.
Oct. 2. Letter to the Archbp. of York, to call before him the Dean of York, and accept his resignation, on account of his infirmities; but if he is unwilling to resign, to appoint Dr. Scott his coadjutor, with an allowance out of the revenues of the deanery, if the Dean be so content. [Docquet.]
Oct. 2. Warrant to pay to John Rutledge, late Keeper of the North Park, Hampton Court, 100l., disbursed in repairing the lodge, &c. there. [Docquet.]
Oct. 2. Warrant to pay to the Earl of Annandale 70l., which he has laid out for three gierfalcons and a jerkin, bought by the King from the hawk-taker of Ireland. [Docquet.]
Oct. 2. Warrant to pay to Sir David Watkins, Comptroller of the works at Windsor, 3s. per day, with arrears, for such days only as he attends the King's service there. [Docquet.]
Oct. 3.
Theobalds.
6. The King to the Council of War. A proposition being made by Count Mansfeldt, for joining forces with France, Venice, and Savoy, to recover the Palatinate, they are required to issue 15,000l. to Philip Burlamachi, to assist in arming Count Mansfeldt's forces of 20,000 foot and 3,000 horse, and 20,000l. monthly for their support.
[Oct. 3.] 7. Draft of part of the above [by Sec. Conway].
Oct. 3.
Westminster.
8. Sir Robt. Pye to Sec. Conway. Requests, for his servant Jones, the place of a post master of Chester, in reversion after Sir Peter Proby; the fee is only 2s. a day, without perquisites.
Oct. [3 ?] 9. Justices of Peace of Lincolnshire to the Council. Have failed to made a composition between the town of Boston and the country, as to the charge of repairing the sluices or piles of Boston, which are in great decay. The expense will be 1,000 or 1,500 marks, and, by former decisions of the Commissioners of Sewers, should be borne by the landholders and inhabitants, but the maintenance of ports being of general importance, the town might be eased by part of the expense being laid on the country.
Oct. 4. 10. Muster roll of the garrison of Walmer Castle, under Capt. Edw. Lisle.
Oct. 4. 11. Muster roll of the garrison of Deal Castle, under Capt. Wm. Byng.
Oct. 4. 12. Locke to Carleton. John Packer will speak to the King about Carleton's return; it is said that Sir John Coke is appointed Secretary, and that therefore Carleton will be allowed to come over. The King has come from Hampton Court to London to see the Duke, who is ill. The Prince has recovered from his fall. The Spanish agent was scarcely noticed at a late visit to Court. His Majesty has consented that two ships shall be prepared to seize the Hollanders as they pass, till they have given satisfaction to the East India Company, whom he will maintain in their trade. They refuse to embrace Sir Robt. Shirley's proposals, though acknowledged advantageous, thinking the trade too great for them. Tempest near the Downs. The Hollanders attacked a Dunkirk vessel trying to escape, &c.
Oct. [3]. 13. Rich. Marsh to Nicholas. One Dunkirker got away, trusting to her speed, but four Hollanders are in chase of her; another attempted it, but, after a contest with a Hollander, returned to anchor. A terrible storm has done great damage to ships in the Downs; 20 sail out of 120 are missing. Sir Thos. Pelham's suit is proceeding.
Oct. 4.
Bramsell Park.
14. Lord Zouch to the Same. Regrets his weakness. Is anxious for an answer concerning his business with the Duke of Buckingham, and wishes his other business attended to.
Oct. 4.
Dover.
15. Wm. Leonard to the Same. There has been a great storm, the King's ship was hardly saved; one of the Dunkirk vessels stole away, and two others, and some of the Hollanders, are driven out of the Downs; many ships are wrecked. The new work at the pier has saved it, but some chimneys in the castle are blown down, and many houses in the town injured.
Oct. 4. 16. Examination of Dr. Jas. Chambers and John Wolfe Rumler, King's Apothecary. Were at an inn near Kenilworth Castle, and, being angry because they found no provisions, they threatened to burn the sign, when one Tonckes, who overheard them, said, "you might travel three days in Scotland and find neither food nor lodging," and spoke disrespectfully of the Scots, on which angry words ensued.
Oct. 4. 17. Examination of Gilbert Tonckes. Does not remember the words he is accused of saying, being drunk at the time, but is sorry for them, and entreats pardon.
Oct. 4.
[Whitehall.]
18. [Sec. Conway] to the Prince. Sends a copy of the letter he intends to write to the Ambassador [in France], for his Highness's approval or alteration, as the best means of informing him of the progress of Count Mansfeldt's business, to which his patronage gives life. Though the King will enter into no engagement with the Count till he obtains the signature of the French King, he will assist him with 1,000l. or 1,200l. on account, if the action proceed, or as a gift, if it do not.
Oct. 4. Minute of the above. [Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 156.]
Oct. 5. Grant to Walter Morgan and Wm. Bennett, in trust for Adam Hill, Page of the Bedchamber, of lands in Langley Marris, increasing the rental from 11l. 11s. 8d. to 15l., and granting to Hill the benefit of compounding with the tenants for exchanging their copyholds to fee farm. [Docquet.]
Oct. 5. Grant to Art. Winwood, of the office of Clerk and receiver of fines, before the Council of Wales, void by death of Thos. Eyton. [Docquet.]
Oct. 5. Licence to the Lord of Levith to travel for a year. [Docquet.]
Oct. 5.
Exeter.
19. Valentine Carey, Bp. of Exeter, and Barth. Berge, to Sec. Conway. Find that the complaints of Widow Bidwell against the city and Mr. Marshall, for detaining from her the property of her late husband, are unfounded. Have requested the corporation to relieve her, on account of her poverty, but they refuse, because by her clamours she has wronged their reputation.
Oct. 5.
Dover.
20. Wm. Leonard to Nicholas. One of the two Dunkirk ships now left in the Downs, in trying to get away, was attacked by Moy Lambert, and sunk, and 200 men drowned. Terrible damage done by the storm, the like of which was never seen.
Oct. 5.
Dover Castle.
21. Wm. Eldred, Master Gunner of Dover Castle, to the Same. The room adjoining Arthur's Hall, the wall above the well tower, and the kitchen chimneys of the castle are blown down. The church steeple has partly fallen, and if his Lordship had not, at his own cost, put in a new beam, and repaired the roof, it would all have been down this winter. A small cost now would prevent much mischief that is likely to happen.
Oct. 6. 22. Certificate of the Justices of Devonshire of their consent that 137l. 10s., disbursed at Algiers for redemption of 20 captives of these western parts, be repaid, with interest, out of the money collected for that purpose, by virtue of the King's Letters Patent.
Oct. 6.
London.
23. Dud. Carleton to Sir Dud. Carleton. Count Mansfeldt has departed for Holland. If France and the States will do their part, he has 35,000l. made ready for him here; but at present the Council of War have only advanced him 1,200l. for his necessary charges. Marquis Inijosa has been committed to prison in Spain, for his deportment while Ambassador in England, at suit of Don Carlos de Colonna, who is also demanded as prisoner, and has gone away privately, being refused an audience. Only an agent of Spain now remains here. Buckingham is still in retirement, taking physic. The Prince is about Hampton Court and Richmond. News from Breda anxiously expected, &c.
Oct. 6.
London.
Sec. Conway to Sir John Burroughs. Informs him that he is chosen to be colonel of a regiment under Count Mansfeldt. "Shews him the conditions with Mansfeldt, and other particulars." [Minute, Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 157.]
Oct. 6.
London.
Sec. Conway to Capt. Alex. Brett. The Duke has procured him advancement under Count Mansfeldt, and summons him over on that account. [Minute, Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 157.]
Oct. 6.
[London.]
24. The Same to the Judge of the Admiralty. Requires some information about the French ships in the Isle of Man, that the business may receive speedy and equitable despatch, as the French make an excuse of it to suspend the justice required from them towards the English.
Oct. 6. Minute of the above. [Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 157.]
Oct. 7. The Same to the Same. On the same business. [Minute, Ibid.]
Oct. 7. Warrant for allowance to Bevis Thelwall, Clerk of the Great Wardrobe, of yearly liveries, for life. [Docquet.]
Oct. 7. Warrant for allowance to Visct. Fielding, Master of the Great Wardrobe, of yearly liveries for life. [Docquet.]
Oct. 7. Warrant to allow to the Master of the Wardrobe, for the use of the stable, the sums usually paid to the Master of the Horse, to be paid to creditors belonging to the stable. [Docquet.]
Oct. 7. 25. Locke to Carleton. Sends him a reply from the Council of War, and the Orders in Council on behalf of the East India Company.
Oct. 7.
Scarborough.
26. Justices of Yorkshire to Lord Keeper Lincoln. Hearing that he is willing to discharge Art. Fish, if they are satisfied, wish to press nothing to his hurt, but fear lest the example be dangerous. Send the bond taken for his appearance at Council. With note from the Lord Keeper, that the Council should be moved for discharge of Fish, dated Oct. 25.
Oct. [7]. 27. Sir John Coke to Sec. Conway. Sir Thos. and Lady Burton persecute young Thorold, who married the lady's daughter without her consent, by suing him in divers courts, hoping to gain the portion left to the young lady by her father; they have failed hitherto, and now attack him in the Star Chamber, for prevention of which he has obtained a pardon, but Sir Thos. Burton has gone to court to get it stayed. Requests his influence therein.
Oct. 8.
Augustine Friars.
28. The Same to the Same. Hears that the Lord Keeper has orders to stay the pardon of Mr. Thorold, who now presents another petition for release of this stay. Is anxious about it, to maintain his own reputation with the King, as not having offered the pardon without knowing it to be just and honourable.
Oct. 8.
Doctors' Commons.
29. Sir Hen. Marten, Judge of the Admiralty Court, to the Same. There has been no delay in doing justice to the French, but they themselves have neglected their suit. Requested letters of assistance from King or Council, not because of want of power in the Admiralty Court, but the cause being in the Isle of Man, the Earl of Derby is not likely to relinquish any privilege which by custom he could hold.
Oct, 8.
Woburn.
30. Fras. Lord Russell to the Council. Sends a general certificate, compiled from those of the Deputy Lieutenants, of the summer musters in Devonshire, and begs aid to supply some defects.
Oct. 8. Sec. Conway to Sir Isaac Wake. Sir Robt. Naunton made Master of the Wards, and the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench likely to be Lord Treasurer. The Earl of Bristol is refused leave to live in Bristol. The Earl of Middlesex's fine is 30,000l., and must be paid, though he courts the Duke "in all the formes of humblenes." [Savoy Corresp., Oct. 8.]
Oct. 8.
Dover.
31. Wm. Leonard to Nicholas. Some men of Deal have taken up six great anchors in the Downs of 1,000 lbs. each, since the late great storm. The ordnance of the Dunkirk Admiral's sunken ship might easily be saved. Inquiries should be made after other goods saved.
Oct. 9.
Dover.
32. Thos. Fulnetby to the Same. One of the King's ships has received great damage in the storm, and 20 merchant vessels have been cast away. The Dunkirk Admiral ship was blown up, in a contest with the Vice Admiral of the Hollanders, which sunk shortly after, but saved her men. Many anchors and cables are taken up; there will be work for the diver.
Oct. 9.
London.
33. Chamberlain to Carleton. On account of the sickly season, Parliament is postponed from Nov. 2 to Feb. 15. Don Carlos de Colonna has left, without kissing hands; the new agent is much made of, and some think we are going back to Egypt, but matters go well in France. The Prince is not yet recovered of his fall; there is great tenderness shown towards him, and there were bells and bonfires on the 5th, the anniversary of his return from Spain. The Papists hold up their heads again, for though writs were issued for their arrears, according to statute, they are suppressed, and the moneys paid returned, as it is an article of the treaty that no Roman Catholic be molested for conscience. Count Mansfeldt is to have 8,000 English and 4,000 Scots, in six regiments, commanded by the Earl of Lincoln, or Lord Doncaster, Lord Cromwell, Sir Chas. Rich, Sir John Burroughs, Col. Grey, and one Ramsay; no stranger has before been trusted with such a body of English. A Dunkirker, besieged by the Hollanders in the Downs, suddenly hoisted sail, and went off, followed by four or five Hollanders, but a terrible tempest came on, and, in the confusion, the other Dunkirkers got away. Sir Michael Dormer is dead, and Sir Robt. Naunton made Master of the Wards; the Earl of Somerset is pardoned, and has taken a house at Chiswick, but promises not to go near Court. The Lord Chief Justice is likely to be Lord Treasurer, but not to live long to enjoy the place. Lord Zouch has sold his wardenship of the Cinque Ports to Buckingham for 1,000l. in hand, and 500l. a year for life. Sir John Hippisley is to be Lieutenant of Dover Castle; Sir Dud. Diggs expected it, but, though he deserves well, he gets nothing. The tempest has done harm to the bulwark and ramparts at Portsmouth which 1,000l. will scarcely repair. Report that Gondomar is to return, no man knowing so well the length of our foot.
Oct. 10.
Ashton.
34. John Winstanley to Wm. Winstanley, his uncle. Private affairs. His wife has the King's evil.
Oct. 11.
Bramsell Park.
35. Lord Zouch to Nicholas. Is glad to hear of his recovery. Wishes the matter with the Duke settled, but does not care which way it is decided.
Oct. 11 ? 36. Nicholas to —. Has been prevented by illness from making a statement, as required by Buckingham, of the rights and profits appertaining to the jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports. Details of information lately received from Dover about the Dunkirk ships, and mischief done by the storm. If the treaty between his Grace and Lord Zouch proceed, all the profits of wrecks since Michaelmas are to belong to the Duke.
Oct. 11. Grant to Wm. Shaw, King's Chaplain, of prolongation for a year of his dispensation to hold the rectory of Southchurch, with the Hospital of Sherborne, and the prebend of Tottenham. [Docquet.]
Oct. 11. Commission to Lord Pres. Mandeville to be joint Lieutenant with Lord St. John for the county of Huntingdon, in place of the Duke of Lenox, deceased. [Docquet.]
Oct. 11. 37. Sir John Suckling, Sir Geo. Paul, Sir Robt. Pye, and Thos. Fotherley, Commissioners to examine Buckingham's estate, to his Grace. Find his landed revenue 5,819l. 0s. 8d.; his receipts from customs in Ireland, the King's Bench office, Mastership of the Horse, Admiralty, fees, pensions, leases, &c., 9,012l. 19s. 4d.; but his ordinary expenses for household, apparel, &c., with the allowance to the Countess of Buckingham, are 14,929l., exceeding his income by 97l. His debts are 24,392l. 0s. 8d., though 23,822l. 18s. 8d. have already been paid off by the sale of lands; his extra expenses, as 1,242l. for interest yearly, 8,000l. in three years for feasts, and 20,000l. on buildings, will add 30,000l. to the debts. Request him to discharge them, before entering on any fresh charge of building, in order to avoid buying things on trust, &c.
Oct. 12.
[London.]
38. [Sec. Conway] to Mr. Deards and Mr. Bonust. Requests them to deal fairly with Widow Wheatley, who complains that, as executors of her husband's will, which they have erased and interlined to her prejudice, they use her harshly, endeavour to turn her out of the house, &c. If she be not relieved, must use other means for redress.
Oct. 12. Minute of the above. [Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 157.]
Oct. 12. Warrant to pay to Jas. Bovey, Serjeant of the Cellar, 400l., for provision of French wines and fruits, for the King's use. [Docquet.]
Oct. 12. Restitution to Dr. Senhouse, elected Bp. of Carlisle, of the temporalties of the bishopric. [Docquet.]
Oct. 12. Warrant to Sir Hen. Fanshaw, Sir John Osborne, and Sir Fras. Gofton, to whom certain rectories, tithes, &c. were conveyed, in trust for payment of Sir Thos. Shirley's debts to the King, to assign three of the said rectories to Thos. Girton, nominated by Sir Thos. Shirley, all the said debts being now satisfied. [Docquet.]
Oct. 12. 39. Sir Martin Lumley, Lord Mayor, and the Aldermen of London, to the King. Recommend the grant requested of a charter of incorporation of the Thames fishermen, as likely to prevent abuses by unlawful fishing, but, as the conservancy of the river, up to the waters of Medway, belongs to the city, there should be a proviso for saving of their liberties; also a stipulation that the charter be void if found inconvenient by the city, and that the rules of the company be approved by the Court of Aldermen [see June 9, 1623, No. 47]. With note, by Sir Sydney Montague, of the King's pleasure that a bill be prepared accordingly, dated Newmarket, Nov. 21.
Oct. 13.
Whitehall.
40. Lord Pres. Mandeville to Sec. Conway. As to the complaint of the Spanish Agent, the Judge of the Admiralty is to consider whether the Dunkirkers did not, by their own attempt, put themselves out of the King's protection. The Council are satisfied that Caymo's allegations are most false, and that he deserves as severe punishment as could be inflicted on him here; as to his Majesty's wish for him to be sent to Venice for trial, since he utterly refuses to go willingly, they think it against the precious privilege of state to compel him to go, and can find no precedent for it. Of the two Irish lords, Lord Kerry cannot be found, and, as McCarthy surrenders himself to prison daily, and is on good surety, he is not dealt with at present.
Oct. 13.
Whitehall.
41. The Same to the Same. Sir Randall Cranfield, Master of the Mint, refuses the King's offer to surrender his patent for a pension of 300l. per ann., for life; he wishes to defend himself, and stands upon his patent.
Oct. 13. Warrant to pay to Lord Pres. Mandeville 737l. 15s., by him disbursed for the King's private service. [Docquet.]
Oct. 13. Warrant to pay to the Duke of Buckingham, or Thos. Fotherley, his assignee, 3,000l., as soon as paid into the Exchequer by Sir Robt. Pye and the said Fotherley, for the manor of Newby, granted to them in part of the grant to Buckingham of lands, value 723l. 18s. 2d. [Docquet.]
Oct. 13 ? 42. John Davenport to [Sec. Conway]. His ministry for six years past in London has been more public and eminent than he wished; is therefore falsely accused by some of Puritanism. Has always conformed to the rules and ceremonies of the Church, and persuaded others to do so; has also preached submission to the higher powers. Begs removal of any impressions against him in the mind of the King or Bp. of London, and either admission to the church to which he is elected, or permission to remain at St. Lawrence's, Old Jewry, where he now is.
Oct. 14. 43. Bp. of London to Sec. Conway. Before his application on behalf of Mr. Davenport, had received orders from the King to call him in question on some points of doctrine; he is reported to be a factious and popular preacher, and to draw large assemblies of common people: finding that he had been elected to a living in Coleman Street, stayed his admission till he might know his Majesty's pleasure. Asks advice.
Oct. 14.
Milk Street.
44. John Davenport to the Same. Earnestly entreats him to assure the Bp. of London that the King is satisfied with him, and to mediate with his Majesty to signify as much to the Bishop; also to procure him, if possible, the place to which he is chosen, or at least to secure his reputation in those which he now holds. The want of college degrees urged against him was caused, not by lack of ability or willingness, but of means; will take the first opportunity to recover them.
Oct. 14.
Augustine Friars.
45. Sir John Coke to the Same. Lady Burton has procured the stay of Mr. Thorold's pardon, although he has the certificates of the Archbp. of Canterbury and Lord Keeper. She and Sir Thos. Burton try by untrue informations to vex him, and force him to relinquish part of his wife's portion. They want to obtain Buckingham's influence. Begs that the pardon may pass, or Thorold's petition be referred to the Attorney General.
Oct. 14.
Westminster.
46. Warrant to pay to M. L'Avignon 100l., as the King's free gift.
Oct. 15.
[London.]
47. [Sec. Conway] to the Bp. of London. Urges him to admit Mr. Davenport to the benefice in London for which he is chosen. Is able to dissipate any doubts in the mind of the King or his Lordship about his conformity. He has led others, who disliked the Church ordinances, to conform to them. In his parish of St. Lawrence, Old Jewry, he used the surplice, the cross in baptism, and kneeling at the communion. It is a malicious artifice to call those persons puritanical who, by their gifts and graces, and acceptance with the people, can do most good.
Oct. 15. Minute of the above. [Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 157.]
Oct. 16. 48. Sir Rich. Weston to Sec. Conway. Thanks for the good offices he has done him with the Duke of Buckingham, who has put new life and confidence into him.
Oct. 16.
Bramsell Park.
49. Lord Zouch to Nicholas. Offers him his aid in advancing his interests, but deplores losing his services. Hopes he will remain till the matter between the Duke of Buckingham and himself is settled. Is anxious about the goodness of the land offered by the Duke, and how it is estated, &c.
Oct. 16.
Enderby.
50. Sir Geo. Quarles to Sec. Conway. Has not, as accused, injured the covert in the Thwaites, near Leicester Forest, by putting in cattle, but it is injured by the keepers making holes in his fences, and letting the deer get in; they mow the grass in the King's coppices, and yet complain of him for mowing his own: his servants keep none but shepherds' dogs, which do not endanger the deer.
Oct. 17. 51. John Davenport to Sec. Conway. Thanks for his eloquent letters on his behalf. The Bishop has spoken well of him, but respites his decision, not daring to appoint him till the King's pleasure be known. Reproved Mr. Sydenham, of the Bedchamber, for swearing a year ago, and he incenses His Majesty against him. Begs to be set right in the opinion of his sovereign, two lines from whom to the Bishop would assure him his desire.
Oct. 18.
Newington.
52. Sir Fras. Popham to the Same. To request speedy hearing of a suit between his son and daughter, and Sir Thos. and Lady Hinton, who attempt, by a forged lease, to deprive his daughter [inlaw] of 400l. a year land, left to her by her late father, Sir Sebastian Harvey, having already cheated her out of any share in his personal property.
Oct. 18. 53. [Lord Steward] Hamilton and Sir Thos. Edmondes, Treasurer of the Household, to Sir Rich. Weston. Desire that 2,000l. may be advanced to Sir Marmaduke Darell, Cofferer of the Household, for the Marquis d'Effiat's expenses, in addition to 1,500l. already paid.
Oct. 18.
Serjeants' Inn.
54. Sir John Davies to Sec. Conway. The Lord Chief Baron is so unwilling to seem ill, having never been ill in his life before, that he has ventured to come to Westminster, though very infirm. In addition to the other considerations for his own promotion, knows some one who would give 1,000 marks to succeed to his office of King's Serjeant.
Oct. 18.
Royston.
Sec. Conway to Att. Gen. Coventry. To prepare a pardon for Sir Chas. Blunt. [Minute, Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 158.]
Oct. 18.
Royston.
55. Warrant to Sol. Gen. Heath to prepare a bill for Edw. Dichfield and five others, on recommendation of the Virginia Commissioners, appointing them officers for searching and sealing tobacco; with a grant to them of the moiety of all fines for tobacco unlawfully imported, or, if the party cannot pay, a moiety of the tobacco itself.
Oct. 18.
Dover.
56. Wm. Leonard to Nicholas. Thanks for his recommendation of him to the Duke as Droit Gatherer. Anchors and other stores, recovered since the late storm, cannot be worth less than 200l. to the Lord Warden.
Oct. 18.
[Royston.]
57. [Sec. Conway] to Lord Pres. Mandeville. A question was depending in the Admiralty Court between the Countess of Derby's officers in the Isle of Man and certain Frenchmen; meanwhile, Peter Richaut, a London merchant, had a ship stayed in Bretagne, and restitution was refused until the Frenchmen had justice. The Court of Admiralty granted the Frenchmen a commission of restitution, but the Countess complains that she was not heard in the cause, and requests a stay. There is a clause in the commission to guard her interests, and allow her to try her title by law, and bonds may be taken of Mr. Richaut, to compensate her, if the French ship be found to be her right. She deserves as much respect and favour as can be due to a subject.
Oct. 18. Minute of the above. [Minute, Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 158.]
Oct. 18.
[Royston.]
58. [Sec. Conway] to the Archbp. of Canterbury. Requests him to hear and examine Mr. Davenport, who is a candidate for a benefice in London, and an "eminent and well deserving light in the Church," but falsely accused of being refractory to ecclesiastical ordinances. He not only conforms himself, but has prevailed with his father and uncle, both aldermen of Coventry, to be content with the Church government.
Oct. 18. Minute of the above. [Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 158.]
Oct. 18.
[Royston.]
59. [The Same] to Lord Zouch. Has told the King that the prisoner is a banished priest, who has returned, and that a writ has been issued from the King's Bench for his liberation on bond for his appearance. His Majesty's pleasure is, that the writ be obeyed.
Oct. 18.
Westminster.
60. The King to Lord Zouch. Hears that he intends, on account of his age and infirmities, to give up the wardenship of the Cinque Ports, but with reservation of the profits, and that he is in treaty thereon with Buckingham, but unwilling to proceed without his Majesty's consent. Signifies his free consent to such disposal of his office.
[Oct. 18.] 61. Petition of Thos. Speight to the Council, for restoration of his pension of 5l. per ann., granted him for long and faithful service as a soldier, but taken away because, for better maintenance of his family, he has gone again to serve in the Netherlands.
Oct. 19.
Royston.
62. Sec. Conway to Sir Wm. Uvedale, Treasurer of the Chamber. Requires him to pay 80l. to [Sir Isaac Wake], sent to the Duke of Savoy and other parts of Italy, on the King's special service.
Oct. 19. 63. Thos. Mallet to Sec. Conway. Sir John Townshend offers to secure Conway 1,000l. a year for 31 years, if he will procure him a grant for that time of the rents for lands held of the manor of East Greenwich, and of the rents reserved on other entailed grants, which are not yet paid in to His Majesty.
Oct. 19. 64. John Davenport to the Same. Thanks that through his influence the Bishop has become favourable to him. Entreats him to complete his work of mercy, by obtaining for him an expression of the King's good opinion. Was freely chosen, not by a faction, but by the chief people of the parish. Incloses,
64. i. Certificate by the Churchwardens of St. Stephen's, Coleman Street, that at a vestry meeting of that parish, Mr. Davenport was almost unanimously elected vicar, only three or four voting for his opponent, Mr. Wilson; with a list of 70 parishioners who attended the meeting. Oct. 5.
Oct. 19.
Royston.
Proclamation enforcing the observance of former proclamations commanding persons of quality to reside in their countries, and ordering the officers of London and Westminster to report offenders. Printed. [Proc. Coll., No. 125.]
Oct. 20.
Whitehall.
65. Sec. Calvert to [Sec. Conway]. Sends a letter from the Countess of Buckingham to the Duke; also a letter from the Emperor of Muscovy to the King, brought by Mr. Cocks, who went thither as agent last year. Suggests that Cocks should open to the Council his mission about a league with the Muscovite, to save the King trouble, it being of no great weight, and that meanwhile he should be permitted to give the Russia Company an account of their business, which he has forborne to do, until his duty to his Majesty be first discharged.
Oct. 20.
Bramsell Park.
66. Lord Zouch to Nicholas. Private affairs. Likes his caution in dealing with him who is to enjoy his services. Could make difficulties in the business [transfer of the wardenship], so many wrecks having lately happened, but regards his word, and will deal nobly.
Oct. [20].
Bramsell Park.
67. Certificate by Lord Zouch, addressed to the Court of Star Chamber, in the cause of Jas. Whittaker, Clerk, v. Thos. Warren, Clerk, and others of Rye, that the cause would have been tried before himself, but the defendants did not appear; that it concerns a supposed riot ensuing on the displacing of the plaintiff, as Curate of Rye, by the Lord Bishop, and the appointment of the defendant; that the case was afterwards tried at a special sessions held in the town, and the jury ignored the bill, and that it is not worthy the censure of the Star Chamber, being an ecclesiastical business.
Oct. 21.
Court.
68. Buckingham to Sir Robt. Killigrew, Captain of Pendennis Castle. Authorizes him to seize such ships and goods of the Dutch East India Company as may fall into his hands, according to the resolution taken by the King and Council, on complaint of the East India Company about the Amboyna massacre.
Oct. 21.
London.
69. Mary Fletcher to Sec. Conway. Thanks for his efforts to mediate the difference between herself and her husband. Has ceased her lawsuit in hope of their success, but her husband will not comply with any of the terms proposed, nor yield to the arguments of Mr. Mallet, but refuses her help, and leaves her and her children to starve in the streets. Incloses,
69. i. Thos. Mallet to the Same. Has tried to mediate between [Robt.] Fletcher and his wife, but finds the man more faulty than the woman. He refuses to allow her 27l. a year for herself and five children, and will only give 24l. Oct. 21.
Oct. 21.
Cowdry.
70. Ant. Lord Montague to the Council. Has sent both into Spain and Italy to command the immediate return home of his son.
Oct. 21. 71. Bond of Rich. Hunton, of Bushton, co. Wilts, and his son William, in 300l., to Edm. Lane, of Gussage All Saints, co. Dorset, for repayment to Bennett Swayne, of New Sarum, of 105l., for which Swayne stands surety for Wm. Hunton.
Oct. 21.
[Royston.]
72. [Sec. Conway] to Sir John Coke. Has told the King the good grounds which Coke has to forward Mr. Thorold's suit, as just and fit to be granted. His Majesty approves Coke's conduct, and has given certain directions to the Attorney General, but will go no further at present, being persuaded that the mother's suit is fit to be heard.
Oct. 21. Minute of the above. [Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 158.]
Oct. 21.
Royston.
73. [The Same] to the Same. Sir Edw. Villiers says he is far engaged in Thorold's business, and has induced Buckingham to move it to the King, so that the best way will be for Coke to accommodate the matter with the Duke and Villiers, to give them satisfaction before the pardon pass the Seal. If the matter be in the Star Chamber already, certificates will do no good, as his Majesty has promised the Duke to do nothing till it be heard, saying that the Attorney would not receive it unless it were reasonable.
Oct. 21. Minute of the above. [Ibid., p. 158.]
Oct. 21. 74. Thos. Fulnetby to Nicholas. Is carefully preserving all cables and anchors, till further orders, but the men are much persecuted in taking them up, by the King's ship riding in the Downs, which threatened to shoot some of them. There is some ordnance that could be saved, if Jacob the diver had a warrant to go to work.
Oct. 22.
Royston.
75. Endymion Porter to his wife Olive. Her will must be done, or there will be but little quiet. Hears she is to be churched on Thursday; will be with her on Friday. She may clean his closet, but must take care of the loose papers.
[Oct. 22.] 76. Petition of Ant. Loveden to the Council, to be admitted at once to answer the accusations for which he is bound to appear before them, his business in the country requiring his attendance.
Oct. 22.
Shenston.
77. [Justices of Staffordshire] to the Same. The charge brought by certain recusants against the Sheriff of the county for over hastily seizing their goods is groundless, as the jury on the inquisition have not yet given in a verdict. Those people are ever ready to slander the King's faithful servants. Entreat that some who "are soe rich in the attributes of the divell might be made an example of," as it would "make the high crests of the residue fall somewhat lower."
Oct. 23.
St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford.
78. Matt. Nicholas to Edw. Nicholas. Hesitates like a child in writing Latin. Sends love to his wife, &c. Latin.
Oct. 23.
Royston.
Sec. Conway to Lord Pres. Mandeville. To advise with the Attorney General for taking a legal course against Sir Randall Cranfield. [Minute, Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 158.]
Oct. 23.
Royston.
The Same to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Concerning a Waiter's place in the Custom House. [Ibid.]
Oct. 23.
London.
79. Phil. Burlamachi to Sec. Conway. Protests his innocence of the villanies of which he is accused by the Deputies of Frankenthal, of claiming almost half their debt, as condition of paying the remainder. Would never dishonour the King by so paying a debt acknowledged by him; merely refused to pay the whole at once in ready money, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer was to settle the time of payment, &c. French.
Oct. ? 80. The Same to [the Same]. The Lord Privy Seal wishes to know the King's pleasure about Mons. Du Moulin. Sieur Vandervorte denies having accused him [Burlamachi]. Has advanced more money than he ought for M. Brenouille, as he presses for his despatch. Would not for the world be thought guilty of injustice, and prefers a good conscience to any riches. French.
Oct. 23. 81. Locke to Carleton. Private affairs. A tally is struck for Carleton's allowances. Sir Thos. Fowler, Sir Hen. Spiller, and others, have found an inquisition of concealed lands, worth many thousand pounds, but do not return it, from some informality in their proceedings. Those who share the grant of the lands with Carleton are importunate for its completion. The Council hesitate to sign the letters for the levies, because the levying of the money is not consonant to Act of Parliament.
Oct. 23.
London.
82. Chamberlain to the Same. Fear lest Breda may surrender. Failure of the attempt on Antwerp. The Prince and Duke went unexpectedly to Royston, where the Spanish Agent was gone, to ask leave to recover the ordnance in the Dunkirker left in the Downs, but he returned without audience, the King being unwell. The French match goes on by fits; the lady has sent the Prince her picture, and grows melancholy when any obstacle occurs. The Lord Chief Justice is not rich enough to buy the Treasurership. Sir Edw. Barrett is likely to be Vice Chamberlain, giving for the place the reversion of his land. The Lord Keeper is ill, which much hinders the business of his court. Sir Wm. Jones is transferred from the Common Pleas to the King's Bench, and Serjeant Harvey is made Judge instead of Chamberlain, who goes back to Wales, because the Lord President and Serjeant Whitelock cannot agree. On the Earl of Thomond's death, Sir Edw. Villiers is likely to have the government of Munster, Sir Rich. Morrison, who had the reversion, being grown too weak, both in mind and body. Sec. Calvert is resigning, and Coke, Master of Requests, related to Lord Brooke, is to succeed him. A strict proclamation is issued for retiring to the country. It confines gentlemen to their houses, and almost beggars the town, where 300 or 400 die weekly of the sickness. Sir Art. Ingram was fetched up by a pursuivant from Yorkshire, where he was in all his glory, to answer an account about the alum mines, where he is found 50,000l. short, which is likely to ruin him. Ten or twelve of the King's ships are preparing against January, but the purpose is not known, unless it be to meet the Dutch, who will not else give justice.
Oct. 24. 83. [Sir D. Carleton] to Dud. Carleton. Does not expect to be able to come over till the East India business is settled, and does not wish to come whilst Buckingham is away, if he go to France; would be glad to present his Grace with his marble gate and chimney piece, if he admires the design, and the opportunity is fitting.
Oct. 24.
Wallington.
84. Sir John Fenwick and Sir Wm. Lambton to Sec. Conway. Received his orders that Sir John Clavering, sheriff of the county, should seize the five daughters of Sir Hen. Wodrington, deceased, from their uncle, Roger Wodrington, and deliver them to them, to be conveyed to Lady Bellingham; Sir Wm. Lambton, their tutor, was then absent, and they refused to go with Sir John Fenwick, and are firm in their resolution not to be removed by any fair means; also Roger Wodrington, who has the whole management of their estates, refuses to attend to them if the gentlewomen be taken from him, contrary to their father's will; and no one else will undertake the charge, so that they will be undone. Request directions.
Oct. 24.
Royston.
85. Endymion Porter to his Wife. Must attend the Prince to Ampthill. Desires her to be churched before he comes.
Oct. 24.
Royston.
Sec. Conway to Lord Keeper Lincoln. For a habeas corpus to be granted to Sir Rich. Houghton. [Minute, Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 159.]
Oct. 24.
Royston.
The Same to the Master of the Wards. Recommends a cause depending in that court, concerning Mr. Lydiard. [Ibid.]
Oct. 24.
Royston.
The Same to Geo. Verney. To assist Mr. Lydiard, and to move for Conway to have the guardianship of Alex. Emerson's children. [Ibid.]
Oct. 24. 86. Sir Rich. Weston to Sec. Conway. It is usual for the Waiters in the Custom House to sell their places, for 50l. or 60l., and the one just dead had sold his to — Beale, who has scarcely yet entered upon it. Clerk, who now sues for the place, would think it no reward of service if he had to buy it from Beale, who yet should have his money repaid. Is willing to relinquish his own profit thereon, his servants having received about 50l., &c. Makes no pretence to granting such places, though in the vacancy of the Treasurership, the recommendation of the Chancellor of the Exchequer is generally required.
Oct. 24.
Canon Row.
87. Sec. Calvert to the Same. The Muscovy letters are sent to Sir John Merrick to be translated. The letters to the Lord Lieutenants of Counties for the levies are ready, wanting only the blanks for numbers and time filling up, which will be done as soon as a full council can be assembled to decide thereon.
Oct. 25.
Canon Row.
88. The Same to the Same. The Council have met, and filled up the numbers in the letters to the Lords Lieutenants for the levies, of which 24 are now sent. The time fixed for the rendezvous at Dover is Nov. 30, as the levies from Yorkshire and the north could not arrive earlier. Incloses,
88. i. The King to the Lord Lieutenants of Counties. Having failed in all peaceful efforts to obtain restitution of his children's inheritance, is induced at their request to levy soldiers to serve under Count Mansfeldt, for the recovery of the Palatinate. Requires them to assist in the levy, in their lieutenancies, and to follow therein the directions of Council. October.
88. ii. List of the 24 Lieutenants to whom the above letters were written, with the proportion of men to be levied in each county. Total, 12,000.
[Oct. 25.] 89. Copy of the King's letter to the Lord Lieutenants.
[Oct. 25.] 90, 91. Two copies of the above letter, as addressed to [Buckingham], Lieutenant of Middlesex and Buckinghamshire.
Oct. [25 ?]
Whitehall.
92, 93. The Council to the Lieutenants of Counties. Require that in the levy of footmen within their counties, the men be able-bodied, but none of them taken out of the trained bands, which are to be preserved entire, and that they be trained and mustered, ready for delivery to the captains, who will be sent to take charge of them to London or Dover; they are to have, instead of conduct money, their ordinary pay of 8d. a day, from the time of their delivery to that of their arrival at the place of embarkation, calculating the march at twelve miles per day, and 4s. per man for coats, to be advanced by the sheriff or collector of customs of the county, or, if they refuse, by some other means, but to be duly repaid. The men are to be delivered by indenture to the captains. Two copies.
Oct. 25.
Royston.
Sec. Conway to the Bp. of Worcester. Thanks for his favour to Dr. Archbold's widow. Recommends Dr. Lesly for Hartlebury parsonage. [Minute, Conway's Lett. Bk. p. 159.]
Oct. 25.
Royston.
The Same to Mr. Woodford. Dr. Bargrave has made an offer to exchange a benefice with him to his advantage. [Ibid.]
Oct. 25.
Royston.
The Same to Att. Gen. Coventry. To prepare a grant to Mr. Sheldon of the forfeiture of Barth. Church, if on information, it proves suitable. [Ibid.]
Oct. 25.
Bramsell Park.
94. Lord Zouch to Nicholas. Hoped ere this to have changed his style in writing to him. Will send warrants for receipt of his own allowance and the soldiers' pay, due at Michaelmas. God wills him to live in pain, or would not have let him live to hear of Gondomar's coming. Private affairs.
Oct. 25.
Kendall.
95. Justices of Westmoreland to the Council. Have fulfilled their order in allowing a sum of money to Lucas, a maimed soldier, but, though he seemed satisfied, he now refuses to accept what he professes was unpaid of it, and wrongfully accuses them; beg reference of the case to the judges for the circuit.
Oct. 25. 96. Locke to Carleton. It is resolved to have letters written for impresting men for Count Mansfeldt. The Council of War will pay the coat and conduct money.
Oct. 25.
Monday.
97. Geo. Whitmore to Auditor Sawyer. Requests him to negociate the purchase of the parsonage of Staines, from Parson Willingham, as much of the land belongs to his own manor of Hottoft, if he could have his right.
Oct. 26.
Sherborne.
98. Earl of Bristol to Sec. Conway. Is bringing up his wife and family to town, fearing Conway dislikes the plan of settling them at Bristol. Hopes he is not offended with him for anything.
Oct. 26.
[Royston.]
99. [Sec. Conway] to Lord Denney. Requests that Mr. Lassells may not be disadvantaged by his efforts to forward Conway's wish for a suit [about reliefs], which had been previously granted to his Lordship, and which Lassells induced his Lordship to relinquish; finds the thing does not prosper for himself, and therefore Lassells' efforts are vain.
Oct. 26. Minute of the above. [Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 160.]
Oct. 27.
[Royston.]
100. [The Same] to Lord Keeper Lincoln. The King wishes Melvin, a Scot, to have a patent for a collection in 20 counties, instead of 16, as advised by his Lordship. Regrets his indisposition.
Oct. 27. Minute of the above. [Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 161.]
Oct. 27. 101. Certificate of the Officers of the Mint, made by order of Council, that John Wollaston is the only refiner whom they have chosen for the service of the Mint, and that he is sufficient to perform all that is needful.
Oct. 27. 102. List of anticipations charged upon the different heads of the revenue. Total, 67,716l. 13s. 0½d.
Oct. 27. 103. Wm. Leonard to Nicholas. Denies certain matters reported of him. Has recovered from a Brighton boatman a topsail, value 7l., found floating on the sea, on condition of allowing him half its value, as a droit. Divers chests of tin in the Dolphin, of London, cast away on the Goodwin Sands, might be recovered.
[Oct. 27.] 104. Petition of Millicent Conyers to the Council. Has had a long suit against Abm. Sunderland, on a contract of marriage, on which the King, in compassion of her reduced estate, gave her a commission of appeal, nominating certain persons to be her advocates, and commanding them to prosecute her cause carefully; she has 300l. awarded to her, and now they claim heavy fees from her, because the said commission did not expressly state that she was to pay no fees. Requests redress.
Oct. 27.
Royston.
Sec. Conway to Sol. Gen. Heath. To prepare a bill for a pension of 300l. a year to Mr. Maynard, out of the tobacco moneys. [Minute, Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 160.]
Oct. 27.
Royston.
The Same to the Clerk of the Signet. To enter a caveat for no grant to pass of the forfeitures of — Stratford. [Ibid.]
Oct. 27.
Royston.
The Same to Sir Hen. Yelverton. To certify the proceedings in Star Chamber in the Earl of Suffolk's cause, on the point concerning Sir Roger Dallison and Sir Thos. Monson. [Ibid.]
Oct. 28.
Royston.
Sec Conway to Sec. Calvert. Returns the King's letter signed, for the levies of the men. Care is to be taken to keep them in readiness, after they are imprested. [Minute, Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 161.]
Oct. 28.
Royston.
The Same to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Recommends to his consideration a proposition for settling the manufacture of tapestry. [Ibid.]
Oct. 28.
[Royston.]
105. [The Same] to the Same. The King consents, on representations made, to abandon the pretensions both of his Pages and of Clerk to the Waiter's place in the Custom House, and leaves Beale in it, wishing Clerk to be otherwise provided for.
Oct. 28. Minute of the above. [Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 161.]
Oct. 28.
[Royston.]
106. [The Same] to the Bp. of London. The King wishes his opinion on a new alphabet invented by Mr. Morley, a minister, for the more easy attaining of languages, for the sole printing and publishing of which he requests a patent.
Oct. 28. Minute of the above. [Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 161.]
Oct. 28.
Newark.
107. Lord Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants of Nottinghamshire to the Council. Have held the musters, supplied defects in the trained bands with serviceable men and arms, and attended to the provision of powder and shot, beacons, &c. Have exercised the trained bands together, to prevent the borrowing of arms.
Oct. 28.
Westminster.
108. Grant to Edm. Fortescue, on surrender of Sir Nich. Fortescue, of the office of Surveyor of the King's lands, tenements, hereditaments, &c., co. Worcester.
Oct. 28. 109. List of Documents signed by the King's stamp in custody of the Earl of Annandale, in his Majesty's presence, containing, besides other documents given elsewhere, the following:—
Warrant for payment of 1,400l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber, for the Pages of the Guard.
Privy Seal for payment to the Master of the Revels of 458l. 3s. 6d., due on his account, and 100l. in advance.
Protection for Edw. Emerson and his sureties for a year.
Warrant to Sir Hen. Spiller to pay to David Drummond 218l., out of the moneys from recusants, as the King's free gift.
Lease to Paul Pert and Ralph Hope, for 99 years, of certain manors, &c. in Yorkshire, on their surrender of the fee farm thereof.
Privy Seal for payment of 600l. to Sir Wm. Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, in recompence of his service in collecting the new impositions, on silks, cambrics, and lawns.
[Oct. 28.]
Royston.
110. Warrant for release of Alex. Taylor, convicted of robbery, from the gaol of St. Albans, on condition of his serving in the Low Countries, and not returning to England without licence.
Oct. 29. 111. Sir Rich. Weston to Sec. Conway. The word "erecteth" cannot be left out of Mr. Smithsby's docquet, because the King thereby erects a new office, though it is determinable on the lives of Smithsby and Dawes, or on the ceasing of the imposition. Has requested his Majesty not to make this a precedent.
Oct. 29.
Bramsell Park.
112. Lord Zouch to the Same. Recommends the bearer, who has long been bred in the wars, for a company under Count Mansfeldt. Thinks men should deserve what they have before they get it, and he is very deserving.
Oct. 29. 113. The Same to Nicholas. Is sorry the manors formerly offered cannot be had, and that they begin fresh offers, "but when a man dealeth with his betters, patience is a great vertew." The service is hindered by the uncertainty of the wardenship, especially the storing of the castles and forts, as the stores are to be received by the officer of the Lord Warden in being. Wishes a decision one way or the other.
Oct. ? 114. Statement of the revenues, privileges, &c. of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, the places at his disposal, his right from wrecks at sea, &c.
Oct. 29.
Ramsgate.
115. Thos. Fulnetby to Nicholas. A cable and anchor have been demanded and seized by Sir Rich. Bingley, as belonging to his ship, though they had no mark; he takes up goods, and holds a market on board, and sells them to strangers.
Oct. 29. 116. Locke to Carleton. Buckingham begins to speak of going to France. The Lord Keeper is ill; he says he cannot always obtain exemption for Sir Rich. Harrison from the office of sheriff, but will do it this year, as he is knight of the shire. It is said that the Lord President will be Keeper of the Great Seal.
Oct. 29.
Royston.
Sec. Conway to Sir Wm. Throgmorton. To forbear any unkind proceedings against Mr. Byrne, or to certify the cause. [Minute, Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 161.]
Oct. 30.
Royston.
The Same to Lord Pres. Mandeville. To consider at the Council board some complaints made by the Spanish Agent, and certify their opinion. [Ibid., p. 162.]
Oct. 30.
Royston.
The Same to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Recommends to his consideration a petition of Mr. Glenmam, concerning some things held by Sir Nich. Bacon. [Ibid.]
Oct. 30.
Royston.
117. [The Same] to Lord Chief Justice Ley. The Duke's affection remains constant to him; and if the great work be not suddenly done, the other does not advance before him.
Oct. 30.
Royston.
Minute of the above, viz., "Confidence that his business will be done according to his desire." [Conway's Lett. Bk., p. 162.]
Oct. 31.
Inner Temple.
118. Att. Gen. Coventry to Sec. Conway. Is of opinion that the case of Mr. Thorold is fit for the Star Chamber, and he confesses as much by his petition to be freed from the Star Chamber and High Commission Courts. He was first tried at Newgate sessions, for taking away Lady Burton's daughter by force, but acquitted, on proof that she went willingly. Now he is sued in the Star Chamber for taking her without her parents' consent. His pardon was sued for before he knew that subpœnas were issued against him, and till a bill is filed, a suit cannot be said to be depending.
Oct.
Newgate.
119. Thos. Coles to Sec. Conway. His discharge from Newgate on bail was ordered, but the Recorder refused to accept the bail he offered, the persons being unknown to him, and Catholics. Begs that such householders as he can obtain may be accepted, and he discharged.
Oct. ? 120. Capt. John Bargrave to [Buckingham ?]. Proffers two services to the state,—one, a project for the planting of Virginia; the other, for furnishing the army with dark lanterns, to use in case of attempting a surprise. Thinks it would be of brave use in Count Mansfeldt's army, in which he begs a regiment.
Oct. ? 121. Certificate of Thos. Wigan, Public Notary, that it appears from the Admiralty records that the ship belonging to Simon Nevilla, Robt. Hue, and others, laden with sugars, &c., from Portugal, was captured by a Dutch pirate, brought to the Isle of Man, and there seized by the officers of the Countess of Derby. Annexing,
121. i. Petition of Ant. Roderigo, Simon Nevilla, and Company, merchants of Rouen, to the King. Detail the capture of the above ship in May, 1623. They sued in the Admiralty Court, and had a commission of restitution, but the Isle of Man being an exempt jurisdiction, beseech His Majesty's command to the Countess of Derby to restore their goods. Oct.
Oct. ? 122. Petition of Robt. Audley and others, inhabitants of St. Thomas's Hospital, Southwark, to the Council. Show that the controversy between them and Wm. Todd, relative to his claim of tithes, was referred by the King to Council, and by them to the Attorney and Solicitor General, who decided that it should be finally settled by a trial at common law; notwithstanding which, Todd continues to prosecute them in the Ecclesiastical Court. Request the withdrawal of such suits.
Oct. 123. Petition of the Mayor and Burgesses of Boston, Lincolnshire, to the Same, for a final end to be made to the controversy between them and the owners of lands in Lindsey, Kesteven, and Holland, &c., concerning the repairing of the sluices in Boston, according to the report of the Commissioners already laid before their Lordships.
Oct. 124. Commissioners of the Navy to Sir Robt. Pye. Of the 800l. payable for the Navy for Oct., 500l. is to be given to the Surveyor of Victuals, and 300l. to the Treasurer.
Oct. ? 125. Blank warrant by Sir Benj. Ticheborne and Sir Hampden Paulet, Deputy Lieutenants of Hampshire, appointing, in the absence of the Earl of Southampton, Lieutenant, a captain of the trained bands for the county.
Oct. ? 126. Sir Edw. Zouch to Nicholas. Has agreed with the bearer for 16s. for his journey; will pay half of it, if Lord [Zouch] will pay the other half.
Oct. ? 127. Memorandum of moneys disbursed [by Nicholas] in a Chancery cause, in Michaelmas term, in the case of Lord Zouch and his wife v. Skipwith and others. Undated. (fn. 1)
128. Petition of John Clark, of Deal, to Lord Zouch, for payment of the allowance due to him from certain Holland merchants for stowage of their goods, which they refuse, because his servant has stolen some of their cloth.
129. Information, by John Clark, Deputy of the Farmers of Customs, to the Same, that Alex. Brayne, Matt. Middleton, and others, assisted in privately carrying off certain packs of wool beyond seas, contrary to the statute. Prays for a warrant against them.
130. Petition of Fras. Colinge, draper, of London, to the Same. His suit against Rich. Tatam, of Sandwich, for withholding an annuity from his wife, being referred by his Lordship to be tried by common law, prays him to stay an injunction procured by Tatam from the Chancery Court at Dover against its being so tried, or to obtain payment of the money due.
131. Petition of Margaret Collett to the Same, for allowance of a testimonial of her lawful marriage, the original of which was destroyed by an accident at Rochester.
132. Petition of Rich. Cullen, jun., of Hythe, Kent, to the Same, for redress against Nich. Osborne, Gunner of Deal Castle, who seizes his goods for the full amount of a forfeited bond, refusing his offer to pay the original debt, with interest.
133. Petition of Thos. Denwood to the Same, that Wm. Byng and his surety, Geo. Byng, be obliged speedily to pay a debt due to him, part of which is the portion of his grandchildren.
134. Petition of Catherine, widow of Wm. Denwood, to the Same, that the money adjudged as due to Thos. Denwood by Byng may be speedily paid, as it is for her children; and that Denwood, now in prison at Sandwich, may be set free, lest his charges come from her children's portions.
135. Petition of Thos. Denwood, prisoner in Dover Castle at the suit of Matt. Ruck, of Sandwich, and his wife, to Lord Zouch, that a debt due to him by Wm. Byng, with costs, may be appropriated to his relief from prison, and to the payment of his debts.
136. Statement of the case between Thos. Denwood, executor of Wm. Denwood, and Matt. Ruck and his wife, in reference to a legacy left to them by Wm. Denwood.
137. Inventory of the estate of Wm. Denwood, and disbursements by Thos. Denwood, his executor.
138. Petition of Hen. Eustice, of Deal, to Lord Zouch. Being entitled, under the will of Hen. Baker, his grandfather, to certain tenements in Deal, and having chosen Wm. Ward, Mayor of Dover, his guardian, prays for an examination as to what rents and arrears are due to him.
139. Petition of Rich. Gorham, of Farleigh, Sussex, to the Same, that his suit in the Chancery of the Cinque Ports against Thos. Kingswell may be decided by the Jurates of Hastings or Winchelsea, he being too poor to bear law expenses.
140. Petition of Thos. Hart, of Dover, to the Same, to be appointed Advertiser of the Pilotship for Dover, a post which now belongs to Mr. Fulnetby, Serjeant of the Admiralty for the Cinque Ports.
141. Petition of Wm. Haynes, of Dover, to the Same, to end the suits raised against him by his wife, a Walloon, widow of Thos. Evering, who has seized his cash and title deeds, and sues him in ecclesiastical and other courts.
142. Petition of Rich. Heneker, of Dover, to the Same. Having served under Lord Willoughby in France, prays to be admitted as soldier or gunner in Dover Castle.
143. Petition of Robt. Lake, Minister of God's Word, to the Same, for redress against Thos. Partridge, a gunner in Dover Castle, for threatening and abusive language against him.
144. Answer of Thos. Partridge to the above, alleging that Lake is living apart from his own wife, and endeavoured to persuade a widow to marry him.
145. Petition of Wm. Rime, of London, to Lord Zouch, against impediments laid on him by the shopkeepers, in the sale of butter and cheese in Sandwich market.
146. Petition of Rich. Robins, to the Same, for stay of payment of 8l. to John Barber, Sir Henry Finch not having had time to decide whether it is a just claim, and more than that sum being owing to him by Barber for law costs.
147. Petition of Esay Sprackling to Lord Zouch, for a letter to the Mayor, &c. of Sandwich, that he may be admitted a brother of St. Bartholomew's, near Sandwich.
148. Petition of Hen. Stocke and others to the Same, to examine and decide on their right to lands, &c. in Deal, devised by Walter Baker to John Baker, his son, in tail.
149. Petition of Rich. Turner, of Southwold, Suffolk, to the Same, for restoration of a ferry boat taken from him by pirates, and left by them at Margate.
150. Petition of Wm. Waad, of Dover, to the Same. Complains that the Mayor of Canterbury, pretending his Lordship's order, has stayed certain white cloths sent to him on order from London, which is contrary to his privilege as a freeman of the Cinque Ports.

Footnotes

  • 1. The following undated petitions, &c., Nos. 128 to 150, addressed to Lord Zouch, as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, are placed here, as he ceased to hold that office early in November.