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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1623-25. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1859.

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SUPPLEMENT TO THE ADDENDA.

The following Records and Papers, chiefly legal, being discovered after the preceding portions of the Addenda had gone to press, are placed in Supplemental Volumes.

1603.
April 20 ?
1. Memorial of the controversy between Lawrence Burlamachi and Sigismund Franchetti and Bartram Rogues, relative to a debt owed to the plaintiffs by the late Juliano Inngee, which the defendant was authorized to pay, but failed so to do.
1603 ? 2. Pedigree of the Royal Families of England and Scotland, from the time of Edw. III.
3. Statement of the cause of Rich. Blount v. Dan. Curtis, in reference to a lease of two thirds of the lands of Wm. Wyborne, recusant, granted by the late Queen to the defendant, then revoked and granted to the plaintiff; the defendant fraudulently obtained a second lease of them, under other titles, which lease the plaintiff conceives to be void.
4. Statement of the cause between the King and Margaret Lady Hawkins, as to whether a legacy of 2,000l., left by the late Sir John Hawkins to Queen Elizabeth, if she would receive it, but which she declined to receive, could justly be claimed on behalf of the King.
5. Legal opinions that answers to criminal articles are not made upon oath, unless the fact be first proved. Also, opinions in reference to a college lease, as to whether a third of the tithes should be reserved to the use of the college, according to the statute 18 Eliz., or only 10l. paid, as ordained by the founder of the college.
6. Satirical verses on James I., contrasting his poverty in Scotland with his luxury in England; the burden of each stanza being "Then bonny Scott wel witness can, 'Twas Ingland that made thee a gentleman."
1604?
[Oct.]
7. Note of moneys paid into the Exchequer by the receivers of Norfolk and Huntingdon, in the Easter and Michaelmas terms, 200l. each term being given for the King's household.
1604 ? 8. State of the cause between Wm. Typper and Wm. Dutton, relative to the ownership of the manor of Sherborne, co. Gloucester, held by the defendant, but claimed for the plaintiff as belonging to the Crown.
9. Reasons of the withdrawal, by Lord Chief Justice Anderson, of part of the profits of the office from—Combe; with answers thereto, showing the unreasonableness of fees for errors and certioraris being paid to Lord Chief Justice, he being the very person by whose default they may arise.
10. Copy of the above.
Star Chamber. 11. Breviat of the Star Chamber cause between Edw. Rogers and Sir John Harrington. Lady Rogers having left by will her goods and chattels at Bath to her daughter, Mary, Lady Harrington, and all her residuary goods to Fras. Rogers, the latter accuses the former of conveying money, plate, &c. away from the lady's residence at Cannington, both before and after her death, and burning her evidences. With the defendant's replies.
1605.
May 13.
12. Order in the Court of Chancery, in the cause of Wm. Turner v. Nich. Hamlin and others, that all the evidences on the lands contested between them be delivered to a Master in Chancery, and that either party may proceed to law. Damaged.
May 13.
Clerkenwell Green.
13. Arguments in favour of the King's absolute right to confer knighthood on whomsoever he pleases, irrespective of rank; with examples from history, English and foreign, and confutations of the arguments of "Advocate" or "Censurer" on the other side, dated March 1, 1605; by Anti-advocate Fras. Thynne, Lancaster Herald. With a letter from him to a friend, transmitting the answer for his opinion. Imperfect.
[May 13.] 14. Copy of two leaves of the above.
June. 15. Note of moneys paid in the Hanaper and Petty Bag Offices, during the month.
July 24.
Windsor Castle.
16. Inquisition of survey of the extent and value of assart lands held by Rich. Powles, Sir Hen. Billingsley, Sir John Norris, and others, tenants of the King, in Bray, Sunninghill, Binfield, Old Windsor, and Egham, all belonging to Windsor Forest. Latin.
Aug. 16.
Brigstock.
17. Like inquisition of lands held by Augustin Fish, Sir Wm. Samuel, Sir Robt. Hartwell, Sir John Ouseley, Sir Edw. Montague, Sir Thos. Tresham, Sir Wm. Stafford, and others, the King's tenants, belonging to [Rockingham] Forest, co. Northampton. Total, 2,125 acres; fines, 2,575l.; rents, 16l. 13s. 2d. Latin. Mutilated.
Aug. 24.
Huntingdon.
18. Like inquisition of assart lands held by Sir Rich. Dyer. Sir John Spencer, Sir John Lawrence, Sir Oliver Cromwell, Sir Thos. Lake, Sir Edw. Montague, and others, the King's tenants, all belonging to Weybridge and Saxley Forests. Total, 1,229 acres; fines, 1,112l.; rents, 8l. 5s. 7½d.
1605 ? 19. Notes on the Star Chamber cause relating to the right of tithes of Arreton Farm, Isle of Wight, contested between Sir Thos. Fleming, who claims the farm as of inheritance, and Alex. Popham, who claims it as part of his lease, it being included by express words therein. Drawn up in behalf of the latter.
20. Statement of the cause between Lord Norris, who was instituted by his grandfather, [Thos.] Lord Dacres of the South, heir in remainder of all his land, and Lady Dacres, who impleads Lord Norris in Chancery for taking unjust advantage of the power given him over the lands by his entail. His Lordship is willing to answer in Chancery, provided he be not hindered from proceeding by common law, in trying his other suits with Lady Dacres.
21. Effect of the bill of Lord and Lady Dacres against Lord and Lady Norris, relative to lands bequeathed by the great grandfather of Lord Dacres to the former, the right to which is challenged by the latter, on the ground of a deed which was concealed and cunningly kept from them.
1606.
Aug. 1.
Egham.
22. Inquisition of survey of the extent and value of assart lands held by Rich. Furbanch, Sir Fras. Wolley, and others, belonging to the forest of Windsor. Total, 97 acres; fines, 70l. 9s. 8d.; rent, 11s. 9d. Latin.
Aug. 18.
Geddington.
23. Like inquisition of lands held by Sir John Dyne, Lord Mordaunt, Lewis Tresham, and others, in the forests of Saulcey, Rockingham, and Whittlewood, co. Northampton. Total, 1,645 acres; fines, 1,680l. 2s. 8d.; rents, 9l. 1s.
Sept. 30.
Westminster.
24. Lawyers' Book of Precedents, containing, amongst other miscellaneous matter, a letter from the King to the bailiffs and burgesses of Oxford, signifying that Rich. Good, chosen by them as their mayor for the ensuing year, has taken the oath of service, and requires them to admit him to the privileges, &c. of the said office. [fol. 33 b.]
1606 ? 25. Recital of the cause contained in the petition of Edw. Dighton against Sir Robt. Jermyn, and Thos. Dighton, complaining of a suit entered against him by Sir Robert, for non-performance of the covenants made on the marriage between Thos. Dighton and Margaret, daughter of the late Sir Ambrose Jermyn. With the answers of the defendants.
26. Arguments, by Rich. St. George, Norroy, to prove from pedigrees that Sir Rich. Champernon is heir general to Chas. late Earl of Devonshire, and not—Baker, who claims the heirship.
27. Minute of a grant to Visct. Haddington of the office of Keeper to the forest and chace of Aylesholt and Woolmer, and manor of Wordleham, co. Hants; with account of grants of the same office made since 18 Eliz.
1607.
April 9.
Devizes.
28. Inquisition of survey of the value and extent of lands held by John Ward, and others, in Melksham Forest, co. Wilts. Total, 70 acres; fines, 104l. 6s. 8d.; rents, 12s. l0d. Latin.
May ? 29. Bill in the Court of Chancery of Fras. Morgan, of the Middle Temple, against Thos. Prece, of Wollaston, co. Northampton, for trying to defraud him of the right of presentation to the Church of St. Peter's, town of Northampton, and Chapels of Kingsthorpe and Upton,—the lease whereof he purchased from the Hospital of St. Katherine's, in the Tower,—on pretence of having contracted with him for the same.
May 7. 30. Answer of Thos. Prece to the bill of complaint of Fras. Morgan, in reference to the aforesaid right of advowson, sold by the plaintiff to the defendant.
May ? 31. Brief in the Chancery cause of John Cock, clerk, plaintiff, v. Fras. Morgan, relative to the right of advowson to the Church of St. Peter's, Northampton, with the Chapels of Kingsthorpe and Upton.
May 14. 32. Answer of Robt. Baynard to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart, relative to Blackwell's Ham Meadows, co. Wilts, held by him, but claimed for the Crown as belonging to Chippenham Forest.
1607 ? 33. Note to reduce Troy weight into Avoirdupoise, and Avoirdupoise into Troy; also of the weight of 2,000 lbs Troy, "delivered, by order of the Lords of Scotland, for a ton of ure." Indorsed by [Salisbury], "Difference between Troy wt and Haver de poix."

Vol. CXCII. 1608.

Jan. 12.
Twyford.
1. Inquisition of survey of the extent and value of assart landS held by Lady Stapleton, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir John Ernley, and others, the King's tenants, in Chippenham and Melksham forests, co. Wilts. Latin.
[Jan.] 2. Bill, by Att. Gen. Hobart, in the Court of Exchequer, against Hen. Lord Mordaunt and others, relative to lands called Oteland, Shooter's Hill, &c., claimed by them, but belonging to the King's forests of Rockingham and Saulcey, co. Northampton, as to which they have refused to compound with the Commissioners [for defective titles].
April 29. 3. Particulars of lands held by Sir Wm. Doddington in Goddeshull and elsewhere, which are to be compounded for.
May 9. 4. Bill in Chancery, by Robt. Hall, of Bishopthorpe, York, and Thos. Smith of Cambridge, against John Lambe, of Spratton, co. Northampton, for impeaching their interest in the grant to the late Phil. Stringer of the registrarship and actuaryship of the diocese of Peterborough.
May ? 5. Answer of John Lambe to the bill of complaint of Robt. Hall and Thos. Smith, relative to their claim in the aforesaid registrarship.
May ? 6. Bill in Chancery by John Lambe, against Robt. Hall and Thos. Smith, in the above cause.
May 19.
Wokingham.
7. Inquisition of survey of the extent and value of assart lands held by Sir Jas. Mervin, Sir Ant. Mildmay, or Lady Stapleton, and others, the King's tenants, in Chippenham and Melksham forests, co. Wilts. Total, 590 acres; fines, 754l. 6s. 8d.; rent, 3l. 10s. 2d. Latin.
May ? 8. Brief in the cause of the Attorney General v. Sir Jas. Mervin, relative to lands forming part of the manor of Compton Basset, Wiltshire, claimed by him, but belonging to the King's forest of Chippenham, alias Melksham. Annexing,
8. i. Grant by Edw. VI. to Sir John Mervin of purchase of the manor of Compton Basset, part of the jointure of Catherine [Parr], late Queen of England, for the sum of 952l. 2s. 2¼d.
8. ii. Account of the revenue of the manor of Compton Basset, 3 E. vi. vi.
8. iii. Breviate in the cause of Jas. Mervin v. Lady Mervin, Wm. Gill, and John Rivers; arguing, from the depositions of witnesses, that Lady Mervin and her accomplices had forged the will of the late Sir John Mervin, in order to alter the disposition of his purchased lands, including Compton Basset.
[May.] 9. Note of moneys paid into the Exchequer for the tenements of the late Wm. Bird, and of payment to the same of 600l. by Thos. Strowde, for the rectory of Stoke, co. Somerset, &c.
[June.] 10. Answer of Thos. Goddard, defendant, to the bill of the Attorney General, respecting the possession of the manor of Canterton, and other lands, in New Forest, co. Hants, claimed as belonging to the Crown. Damaged.
July 20.
Romsey.
11. Inquisition of survey of the extent and value of assart lands held by Ant. Battyn, Sir Geo. Wriothesley, Sir Rich. Mills, Hen. Earl of Southampton, and other tenants of the King, in the New Forest, co. Hants. Latin.
Aug. 8. 12. Note of moneys received for assart lands at and since Easter 1607; total, 5,020l. 0s. 4d., and of expenses thereon, and payments made therefrom.
Sept. 28. 13. Note of payments made to Art. Ingram, for his services in reducing the customs in Ireland to better order.
1608 ? 14. Table of sums severally due from or paid by numerous noblemen and noblewomen, in the King's Remembrancer, Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer and Pipe Offices, in the Court of Wards, and to the seven Auditors of the Exchequer.
15. Similar, but longer list of sums paid by noblemen and noblewomen, deceased as well as living, to the several officers of the Exchequer; with the names arranged alphabetically.
16, 17. Notice of a survey of the manors of Beesby, Thursthorp, and Sutton, co. Lincoln; with the names of the tenants, amount of rental, &c. Two papers.
18. List of 60 juries impannelled in causes specified, in the autumn assizes in Suffolk.

Vol. CXCIII. 1609, 1610.

Jan. 12.
Hartley-row.
1. Inquisition of survey of the extent and value of assart lands held by Wm. Cowthe, Sir Wm. Webb, Sir Walter Long, Sir Edm. Ludlow, and others, the King's tenants, in the New Forest, co. Hants. Latin.
May 28. 2. Answer of Wm. Perkins to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart, relative to Burchame's and other lands, co. Gloucester, held by him as part of the manor of St. Briavel's, but claimed for the Crown as belonging to the Forest of Dean.
[June.] 3. Bill, by Att. Gen. Hobart, in the Court of Exchequer, against Oliver Skinner and Fras. Wren, relative to messuages held by them near the great ditch in East Smithfield, but claimed for the Crown. With answers of the defendants.
Aug. 10.
Hartford Bridge.
4. Inquisition of survey of lands, held by Sir Fras. Dowse, Sir Hen. Wallop, Sir Geo. Wriothesley, and others, in the New Forest, co. Hants. Total, 607 acres; fines, 247l. 10s.; rent, 1l. 11s. 10d. Latin.
Sept. 26. 5. Depositions of Nich. Hill and Wm. Lewen, of London, in answer to a list of interrogatories prefixed, relative to the estate left to Anne Babington by her late husband; an award made by her with Robt. Bromley; her disposal of certain portions of the property in payment of certain creditors; her possession of a sixty-fourth of the farm of the great customs, &c.; in the case Wm. Beecher v. Anne Babington.
Sept. 29.
St. Stephen's,
6. John Bingley to [Lord Treas. Salisbury]. Sends a halfyearly account of the Exchequer, made up. The balance, with the receipts due the next half-year, and not forestalled, will amount to 19,980l. Mr. Eldred and his partners request allowance of 693l. 15s. for interest and expenses. Has received the goshawk from Ireland, "a very fair and sound bird," and will send it where his Lordship directs. Some Dublin merchants, who have brought orders from the Treasurer-at-War in Ireland for payment of moneys borrowed from them for the service, are much distressed that they cannot have their money, the l,900l. assigned for them not nearly sufficing; requests a warrant for 2,000l. more. Incloses,
6. i. Account, by John Bingley, of moneys to be paid into the Exchequer during the next half year, for which no tally is yet struck; total 19,980l. Sept. 29, 1609.
Nov. 22. 7. Grant to Edw. Bates and Henry Elwes, of London, of the manor of Limbey, co. Notts, now in tenure of Sir John Byron.
1610.
Jan. 14.
8. Answer of Edm. Eme, of Howle, co. Hereford, to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart, relative to Rywardine Closes, co. Gloucester, held by him, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to the Forest of Dean.
[Jan.] 9. Bill of Att. Gen. Hobart, in the Court of Exchequer, against Sir John Dormer, Sir Geo. Typping, Lady Tyrrel, Sir Wm. Clarke, Sir Wm. Burlacy, and others, for wrongfully withholding from the Crown Addingrave and other lands belonging to Barnwood Forest, co. Bucks, they having refused to compound for them with the Commissioners [for defective titles].
[Jan.] 10. Like bill against Sir Wm. Pope, and others, for withholding Northley, and other lands, belonging to the forest of Whichwood, co. Oxford. [See Vol. CXCIV., No. 6.]
[Jan.] 11. Like bill against Sir Hen. Lee, and others, for withholding Abbot's Woods, and other lands belonging to the same forest.
[Jan.] 12. Like bill against Edw. Winchester, and others, for withlding Lowbery, and other lands belonging to the same forest.
[Jan.] 13. Like bill against Robt. Webb, and others, for withholding Taston Sartes, and other lands belonging to the same forest.
Feb. 1. 14. Order in the Court of Exchequer,—in the cause of the Attorney General v. Oliver Skinner and Fras. Wren, for intrusion into messuages in East Smithfield, &c., belonging to the Crown, on plea of the charter of Hen. VI., granting all waste land in London to the City, which was afterwards resumed—that the King, wishing to show all favour to the City, orders the case to be no further proceeded in, unless the Attorney-General, after due inspection of proofs to be brought by the City in favour of their claim to the wastes, shall see good to prosecute it.
Feb. 3. Indenture whereby Thos. Forcer, of Harber-house, Durham, engages to convey the manors, farms, &c., in Harber-house Kellow to Sir John Claxton and Wm. Carr, of Cocken, in the same county, reserving only the power to grant leases in the said manors. [Vol. CXCI., No. 24, f. 9.]
Feb. 3. Declaration of the conveyance of the above property, with memorandum, dated April 4, 1610, that the tenants of the same "did attorne" for their leases, by payment of a penny to Sir John Claxton and Wm. Carr, and that the latter were put in quiet and peaceful possession of the tenements, &c. [Ibid., f. 10.]
April 4.
Old Stratford.
15. Inquisition of survey of the extent and value of assart lands held by Sir Art. Throckmorton, Sir Moyle Finch, the Earl of Exeter, and others, belonging to Whittlewood Forest, co. Northampton. Latin.
April 4.
Stoney Stratford.
16. Like inquisition of lands held by John Mabley, Sir Alex. Hamden, and Sir John Dormer, belonging to Saulcey and Barnwood Forests, co. Berks. Imperfect.
May 10. 17. Brief of the cause between Sir Wm. Cooke and the burgesses of Gloucester, stating the reasons why he should have a lease of the fines in the hundreds of Dudstone and Barton Regis, which are claimed by them. [See Dom. Corresp., vol. LIV., No. 34.]
[May 23.] 18. Petition of the House of Commons to the King, against his message and speech, permitting them only to discuss the quantity, time, and proportion of impositions laid by him, but forbidding their disputing his prerogative of imposing; such prerogatives, concerning directly the rights and interests of the subject, must be discussed in Parliament, and the distress of the people on account of the new impositions makes such discussions necessary. Damaged. [Printed in Commons' Journ., Vol. I., No. 431.]
[May.] 19. Bill of Att. Gen. Hobart, in the Court of Exchequer, against Augustin Belson, and others, for withholding Hoford Close, and other lands, &c., in Barnwood Forest, co. Bucks, which belong to the Crown, and for which they refuse to compound with the Commissioners [for defective titles].
[May.] 20. Payments made in the Exchequer [by the Receivers of Counties], from Easter, 1606, to Easter, 1610.
[June.] 21. Bill of complaint of Rich. Barfield v. Lady Anne Catesby, of Ashby Sedgers, co. Northampton, accusing her of recusancy, and absenting herself from church and the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Latin.
[June.] 22. Bill in the Court of Exchequer, by Att. Gen. Hobart, against Sir Roland Lacy, and others, relative to Lowbery, and other lands held by them, but claimed for the Crown as belonging to Whichwood Forest, co. Oxford, and to the Forest of Dean, co. Gloucester.
Sept. 29. 23. Note of payments into the Exchequer by Wm. Rand, Collector of Customs for the port of Hull, since Easter, 1607, being 100l. a year.
[Oct.] 24. Bill in the Court of Exchequer, by Att. Gen. Hobart, against Sir Geo. Chaworth, and others, relative to Annesley, and other lands, co. Notts, held by them, but claimed for the Crown as part of Sherwood Forest.
[Oct.] 25. Like Bill against Sir Hen. Pierrepoint, and others, relative to Thursby Fields, and other lands, claimed as belonging to Sherwood Forest, co. Notts.
1610 ? 26. Detailed description of the duties of the several officers of the Exchequer, from the Lord High Treasurer to the Messengers. With the articles of union of the late Court of Augmentations, and also of the late Court of First Fruits and Tenths, to the Exchequer at Westminster.

Vol. CXCIV. 1611–1612.

March 15.
Henley-on-Thames.
1. Inquisition of survey of the extent and value of assart lands held by Ralph Sheldon, Thos. Whiting, and Richard White, the King's tenants, belonging to Whichwood Forest, co. Oxford. Latin.
March ? 2. Bill of Att. Gen. Hobart, in the Court of Exchequer, against Wm. Seawale and others for withholding certain lands, &c. in Whichwood Forest, co. Oxford, claimed by them, but belonging to the Crown. [See vol. LXII., No. 59.]
April 2.
Oakham.
3. Inquisition of survey of the extent and value of assart lands held by John Lord Harrington, Sir Thos. Burton, Sir Edw. Noel, and others, belonging to Lyfield Forest, co. Rutland: total, 506 acres; fines, 152l. 13s. 1d.; rent, 1l. 3s. Latin.
[April.] 4. Bill in the Court of Exchequer of Att. Gen. Hobart v. Olive Lady Stapleton, George Lynne, sen. and jun., and Thos. Kirkham, relativ to Close Wood and other lands held by them, but claimed for th Crown as belonging to Melksham and Rockingham Forests, co Wilts.
April ? 5. Quotations of patents of Edw. I., II., and III., to prove that the dignity of Knights Banneret is hereditary by implication. [Indorsed by Salisbury.]
April ? 6. Queries relating to the order of Baronets; whether they are to be considered a new order, or only have the privileges of Knights Bannerets; also as to their precedence over Knights Bannerets.
June 12.
Westminster.
7. Injunction against impleading Gavin Shipwith in the spiritual courts of the bishopric of Lincoln, for non-payment of tithes to Sam. Willingham, rector of the parish of Stane, co. Lincoln.
[Oct.] 8. Bill in the Court of Exchequer, by Att. Gen. Hobart, against Sir Edw. Carr, relative to Brockhole and Shortwood, parish of Upton, co. Hants, held by him, but claimed for the Crown, as assarted from the King's Forest, lying between Stamford and Oxford.
Nov. 4.
Serjeants' Inn.
9. Brief in the cause of Att. Gen. Hobart against Thos. Goddard, respecting the right to the manor of Canterton, claimed for the Crown as belonging to the New Forest, co. Hants.
Nov. 10. Account of moneys paid in from the lands of Ant. Charneley, recusant, of Lancashire, since May 1609.
11. Brief in the cause in the Exchequer between Barnard Parker and Otho Mawdit, and others, who have caused a grant to be passed to Angel and Walker of houses erected by him in St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, on the false pretext that they were erected before the lease of those lands was passed, and that not being mentioned therein, they are concealed lands.
1611 ? 12. Brief of the King's title to the woods and lands called Pirton Purlew, in the Forest of Dean, claimed by Sir Edw. Winter, as part of the manor of Lydney, and of Sir Edw. Winter's title; with objections thereto.
13. Bill by Att. Gen. Hobart, in the Court of Exchequer, against Sir John Spencer, relative to the lordship of Alconbury and other lands, cos. Cambridge and Hunts, being about 10,000 acres, held by him, but claimed for the Crown.
14. Bill in the Court of Exchequer, by Att. Gen. Hobart, against Sir Chas. Cavendish and others, relative to Bare hagg and other lands, co. Notts, held by them, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Sherwood Forest.
1612.
Jan. 20.
15. Answer of Thos. Cludd to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart, respecting Arnold well close and other lands owned by him, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Sherwood Forest, co. Notts.
[Jan.] 16. Answer of Sir Hen. Pierrepoint, defendant, to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart, respecting Thursby Field and other lands held by him in Nottinghamshire, which are claimed for the Crown. Imperfect.
[Jan.] 17. Answer of Sir John Byron, defendant, to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart, respecting Colwick, Bulwell Park, Little and Great Odam, and other lands owned by him, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Sherwood Forest, co. Notts. [See vol. CXC, Nos. 52, 53.]
[Jan.] 18. Answer of Robt. Stables to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart, relative to Mapperly Close, purchased by him from Sir John Byron, sen. and jun., but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Sherwood Forest, &c., co. Notts.
April 15.
Oundle.
19. Inquisition of survey of the extent and value of assart lands held by Sir Ant. Mildmay and others, belonging to Rockingham Forest, co. Northampton. Total 255 acres; fines 200l. 10s.; rent, 2l. 1s. 5d. Latin.
June 2.
Chippenham.
20. Like inquisition of lands held by Olive Lady Stapleton, belonging to Melksham Forest, co. Wilts. Total, 50 acres; fine, 36l. 6s.; rent, 1s.
July 29.
Hartford Bridge.
21. Like inquisition of lands held by Sir Geo. Philpott, belonging to "New Forest, co. Hants. Total, 800 acres; fines, 85l.; rent, 5l. 7s.
1612 ? 22. Statement of the case of — Dumne, minister of St. Benedict parish, Gracechurch Street, London, v. Rich. Burrell, one of the inhabitants, as to the amount of tithes to be paid by him, the rate of tithes payable in London being settled by Act of Parliament, 37 Hen. VIII., at 2s. 9d. per 20s. rental. He holds a shop in that parish at a nominal rental of 5l., and wishes only to pay tithes according to that rate, although he pays 25l. yearly by way of fine for the premises. The query is, what amount of tithes he should pay?

Vol. CXCV. 1613.

Jan. 12.
Winchester.
1. Inquisition of survey of lands held by Sir Edw. More, but claimed for the Crown as belonging to Melksham forest. Total, 210 acres; fines, 73l. 6s. 8d.; rent, 3l. 16s. 8d, Latin.
[Jan.] 2. Bill in the Court of Exchequer by Att. Gen. Hobart against Wm. Norden, Edw. Baynton, Robt. Flower, and others, for intrusion into the right of common of the pasture grounds of Rowde Hill, belonging to the Crown, as part of the forest of Melksham, alias Blackmore, co. Wilts.
Jan. 30. 3. Affidavit of Theoph. Montgomery, on behalf of the defendant, in the Exchequer cause prosecuted by Otho Nicholson against Geo. Lynne, jun., in reference to closes in Southwick, co. Northampton, held by him, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Rockingham Forest.
[Jan.] 4. Demurrer of Geo. Lynne, jun., to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart, respecting Flascote Lees and other lands held by him, and claimed for the Crown as belonging to Rockingham Forest, co. Northampton. [See vol. CXC., No. 48.]
[Jan.] 5. Bill by Att. Gen. Hobart, in the Exchequer Court, against the Earl of Salisbury, Lord Cavendish, and others, for withholding lands in cos. Northampton and Huntingdon, belonging to the King's forests of Whittlewood, Saulcey, Sapley, and Sherwood, for which they have refused to compound with the Commissioners [for defective titles].
[Jan.] 6. Answer of Sir Wm. Pope, defendant, to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart, respecting Northley Closes and other lands in Oxfordshire, held by him, and claimed for the Crown, as belonging to the late monastery of Northley. [See vol. CXCIII., No. 10.]
April 10. 7. Answer of Robt. Burgogne to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart relative to the manor of Levinge and other lands, co. Hunts, held by him, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to the King's forest between Stamford or Oxford.
April 13. 8. Answer of Geo. Lynn, jun., to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart. relative to Flascote Lees and other lands, co. Northampton, held by him, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Rockingham Forest. [See vol. CXC., No. 48.]
April. 9. Answer of Thos. Palmer to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart relative to the right of common claimed by himself and other inhabitants of Carleton, in lands, co. Northampton, claimed for the Crown, as part of Rockingham Forest.
[April.] 10. Bill by Att. Gen. Hobart, in the Court of Exchequer, against Thos. Bulson, for withholding lands in Worcestershire, claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Wyer Forest, as to which they have refused to compound with the Commissioners [for defective titles].
May 9. 11. Answer of Robt. Flower to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart, relative to a right of common in the pasture-ground of Rowde Hill, held by him, but claimed for the Crown, as part of Melksham alias Blackmore Forest, co. Wilts.
June 14. 12. Order in the Court of Exchequer, in the cause of the Attorney General v. Geo. Lynne and Thos. Kirkham, relative to lands in Rockingham Forest, permitting the defendants,—who plead that their cause is not ready to proceed by bill and answer—to examine witnesses, and to proceed by rejoinder and replication; with proviso, that, unless they compound with Mr. Nicholson within a fortnight for the lands, they shall not do so afterwards, should the cause be decided in favour of the Crown.
[June.] 13. Replication of Att. Gen. Hobart to the answers of Fras. Kirkham and Geo. Lynne, affirming that the lands held by them in Wiltshire belong to the Crown, as part of Rockingham Forest, co. Northampton.
[June.] 14. Rejoinders of Thos. Kirkham and Geo. Lynne, jun., to the replication of Att. Gen. Hobart, in the aforesaid case.
[June.] 15. Bill by Att. Gen. Hobart in the Court of Exchequer against Sir Chas. Morrison, Sir John Byron, Sir Roger Ayscough, and others, for withholding Bulwell and other lands, claimed for the Crown as belonging to Sherwood Forest, co. Notts, for which they have refused to compound with the Commissioners [for defective titles].
Aug. 3.
St. Neot's.
16. Inquisition of survey of the extent and value of assart lands, held by Sir Edw. Carr and others at Washingly and elsewhere, belonging to the forest between Stamford and Oxford, co. Hunts. Total, 509 acres; fines, 165l.; rent, 1l. 6s. 10d. Latin.
Aug. 4.
Oundle.
17. Like inquisition of lands held by Mountjoy Blount, Sir Chris. Hatton, and others, belonging to the forests of Clive, Rockingham, Saulcey, and Whittlewood, co. Northampton. Damaged.
Aug. 12.
Oundle.
18. Like inquisition of lands held by Thos. Kirkham, belonging to Rockingham Forest, co. Northampton. Total, 1,300 acres; fine, 700l., rent 2l. 14s.
Sept. 6.
Chippenham.
19. Depositions of Wm. Bush, of Nethermore, co. Wilts, and numerous other persons, in the cause of Hen. Blake v. Otho Nicholson, testifying, in behalf of the defendant, that the feeding for the deer in Chippenham and Melksham Forest, is as good or better since the enlargement of the rails; that the trees cut down by him were appropriated to the rails or to repairs; that he did not summon a jury from a distance who could not know the cause, &c. Imperfect.
[Oct.] 20. Bill by Att. Gen. Hobart, in the Court of Exchequer, against Sir Thos. Whorewood, Gerard Whorewood, and others, relative to Bullareyne Closes, and other lands, held by them, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to the King's forest of Morffe, co. Salop.
Dec. 12. 21. Answer of Wm. Marshal to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart, relative to the ownership of Sywardsley Wood and other lands, co. Hunts, held by him as tenant of John Lawrence and Lord St. John of Bletsoe, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to the King's forest.
1613 ? 22. Arguments to prove that a deed produced by Lord Paget, dated March 6, 1568, by which Chas. Paget, now deceased, entailed certain lands upon his brother Thomas, father of Lord Paget, is false; with request that the King would grant the lands to the other claimants, to avoid the trouble of their maintaining their right by law.
23. Statement of the cause of Ant. Roper, relative to the manor of Weston, co. Derby, left by Wm. late Lord Paget to Chas. Paget his son, and by him conveyed to his niece Mary, wife of Ant. Roper, with reasons why the King should grant Mr. Roper's request for confirmation of his title to the lands.
24. Bill by Att. Gen. Hobart, in the Court of Exchequer, against Ambrose Gray, and others, for withholding Fox meadow and other lands in Staffordshire, claimed for the Crown, as belonging to the forest of Kinfare, as to which they have not compounded with the Commissioners [for defective titles].

Vol. CXCVI. 1614.

Jan. 17. 1. Answers of Sir Thos. and Gerard Whorewood to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart, relative to assart lands owned by them, and claimed for the Crown, as belonging to the forests of Morffe and Kinfare.
Jan. 26. 2. Answers of Hum. Whitwick, Rich. Sitdown, alias Pearce, and Walter Mason, to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart, relative to the manor of Tettenhall, co. Stafford, held by them, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Kinfare Forest.
Jan. 26. 3. Answer of Fras. Wightwick to the above information of Att. Gen. Hobart, respecting his right in the manor of Tettenhall, Wightwick, and other lands, co. Stafford, for the forest of Kinfare.
[Jan.] Order in the Court of Exchequer, that the bond taken by the Sheriff of Suffolk to answer for the improved value lately certified of two thirds of the possessions of Thos. Sulliard, recusant, of Grundisburgh, be cancelled, and the Sheriff discharged, the lands being already granted to Wm. Ashton. [Vol. CXCI., No. 24, pp. 2, 3, 5.]
[Jan.] Like order for cancelling of bond and discharge for the Sheriff of Lincoln, relative to the manor of Claxby, and other lands, belonging to Wm. Fitzwilliams, recusant, which have been granted to Sir John Fitzwilliams. [Ibid., p. 4.]
Feb. 7.
Serjeants' Inn.
4. Mr. Noye's brief in the cause of the Attorney General v. Wm. and Thos. Linley, respecting the ownership of Skegby and other lands belonging to Sherwood Forest, co. Notts.
[Feb.] 5, 6. Note of moneys paid to the Prince on account of the manor of Killingworth, from July to Sept. 1612, and since then to—Stone. Two papers.
April 23. 7. "Parcel orders, 11 Jas. 1." being notes of moneys paid to persons specified, by the four tellers of the Exchequer, since Oct. 20, 1613.
July 7. 8. Bill in the Court of Exchequer, by Att. Gen. Bacon, against Sir Hen. Baynton and others, owners of the manor of Bromham and other lands, co. Wilts, relative to a right of common claimed by them, but belonging to the Crown, as part of the forest of Kinfare.
July. 9. Account of moneys paid into the Exchequer by Wm. Rand, collector of customs for Kingston-upon-Hull, since Michaelmas, 1605.
Sept. 28. 10. Memoranda relating to payments to the Lieutenant of the Tower, Peter Vanlore, the Lord Admiral, &c.
Oct. 24. 11. Order in the Court of Exchequer, that the cause of the Att. General v. Sir Thos. and Gerard Whorewood be postponed to next term, the defendants not being prepared with their proofs; that meanwhile a new commission be issued to examine the lands assarted and encroached in Kinfare, in question between them, and that the defendants pay to Chas. Nicholson 5l. costs for the delay.
[Oct.] 12. Bill by Att. Gen. Bacon, in the Court of Exchequer, against Fras. Broughton and others, relative to Winkfield and other lands in Berkshire, held by them, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Windsor Forest.
[Oct.] 13. Similar bill against Robt. Barker and others, relative to old Windsor closes, and other lands, held by them, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Windsor Forest.
[Oct.] 14. Similar bill against Sir Fras. Englefield and others, relative to Noade Lowebrooke, and other lands held by them, in Berkshire, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Windsor Forest.
[Oct.] 15. Answer of Sir Hen. Baynton to the information of Att. Gen. Bacon, by relation of Otho Nicholson, relative to waste ground belonging to the manor of Bromham, owned by him but claimed for the Crown, and lately enclosed by Nicholson, as belonging to the forest of Melksham, alias Blackmore, co. Wilts. Imperfect.
Oct. ? 16. Draft of a bill in the Exchequer by John Lord Stanhope, farmer of the King's manor of Rothwell, co. Northampton, and John Lambe, his under tenant, against the other tenants of the said manor, relative to the right of common and of a sheepwalk there.
Oct. ? 17. Interrogatories to be administered to witnesses, on the part of John Lord Stanhope, and John Lambe, in their suit against Thos. Fox and others, relative to the right of common and of a sheepwalk, at Rothwell, co. Northampton.
Nov. 17. 18. Answers of Thos. Fox, Thos. Ponder, and Ralph Astell to the above bill of complaint, demurring against it, the cause having already been decided in their favour by common law, but vexatiously questioned by Lambe, in order to impoverish them; stating also the grounds of their claim to right of common.
Nov. 17.] 19. Draft of the above.
Nov. 18. 20. Answer of Sir Fras. Englefield, Bart., to the information of Att. Gen. Bacon, relative to Noade Lowbrooke, co. Berks, held by him, but claimed for the Crown, as assart lands belonging to Windsor Forest.
21. Precedents of the use, in legal documents drawn up in Latin, of English phrases without Latin, of English words Latinized in termination, of Latin words made where no proper words exist, and of good Latin words used improperly; drawn up in reply to a demurrer on the expression "in officio domini regis armentarii, Anglicé the King's office of ordnance," occurring in the grant of an under clerk's place in the ordnance.

Vol. CXCVII. 1615.

Feb. 4. 1. Plea in the Court of Exchequer, in the cause of John Lambe v. John Wiseman, relative to payment of 105l., for which a bond was given by Lambe to Wiseman, &c.
[April.] Order in the Court of Exchequer, that new writs of fieri facias be awarded to the sheriff of Essex, for levying moneys from Sir Robt. Wiseman and others for recusancy, the sheriff pleading inability to execute the former writs. [Vol. CXCI., No. 24, p. 6.]
April ? Order in the Court of Exchequer, that all processes on inquisitions into the value of the lands of Wm. Chalford, of Chipping Wycombe, recusant, shall cease, those lands being granted to Thos. Cavering, and the rent thereon duly paid. [Ibid., No. 23, p. 7.]
May ? 2. Account of moneys paid into the Exchequer at the prosecution of Rich. Putto, since Oct., 1611.
[May.] 3. Certificate of the Commissioners for the sequestration of Sir Chas. Cavendish's lands, in Sherwood Forest, co. Notts, of the lands sequestered by them. [See Dom. Corresp., May 20, 1615.] Annexing,
3. i. Copy of their commission, Westminster, Feb. 13, 1615. Latin.
June 12.
Serjeants' Inn.
4. Mr. Attorney's brief in the cause of the Attorney General v. Sir Robt. Lane, respecting the ownership of Barford Ground and other lands belonging to Rockingham Forest, co. Northampton.
June 12. 5. Mr. Walter's brief in the above cause.
June 12.
Serjeants' Inn.
6. Order in the Court of Exchequer, on the cause of the Attorney General v. Sir Robt. Lane, for encroachments in Rockingham Forest, co. Northampton, and Lyfield Forest, co. Rutland,—made on default of appearance of the defendant,—that 160 acres of land in the former forest, and the lands called Wichley in the latter, belong to the King, and that Sir Robert be excluded from them, unless cause to the contrary be shown within eight days.
June ? 7. Order in the Court of Exchequer, in the aforesaid cause, ordering a writ of injunction against Sir Robt. Lane to yield the said lands to Otho Nicholson.
Oct. 12. 8. Brief in the cause of the Attorney General v. Sir Thos. and Gerard Whorewood, relating to the ownership of lands claimed for the Crown as belonging to Kinfare Forest. Annexing,
8. i. Note of objections intended to be made by the defendants to the plaintiff's proofs; and answers thereto.
[Oct.] 9. Answer of Rich. Atkins, in the Court of Exchequer, to the vexatious information entered against him by the Attorney General, relative to the right claimed by him of pasturage in land supposed to belong to Chippenham Forest. Latin.
[Oct.] 10. Plea of Sir Rich. Burnaby v. John Lambe, for 600l., being the triple value of the tithes of Sillesworth, belonging to the rectory of Watford, co. Northampton, of which he is owner, according to the Statute of Edw. VI. requiring the payment of threefold the value, for tithes not paid in kind.
Nov. 28 ? 11. Brief in the cause of the Attorney General v. Sir Chas. Cavendish, relating to lands in Hardwick, Kirkby, Tyngo, Edenstowe, &c.
Nov. 12. "Parcel Orders," Easter 1615; being memoranda of the dates on which certain payments became due from the Exchequer to parties specified, and of the payments made thereon.
1615 ? 13. Answers of Nich. Davy and others to the bill of complaint of Thos. Kendall, relative to the right to lands at Colewith, &c., sold by Walter Kendall to the plaintiff, July 4, 1614, but of which they hold leases for lives.
14. Replication of Att. Gen. Bacon to the answers of Robt. Seager and John Slade to the information brought against them and other tenants in Bromham and Chittowe, relative to right of pasturage claimed by them on grounds belonging to the Crown.
15. Note of moneys paid on behalf of Robt. Lincoln, recusant, of Hampshire.

Vol. CXCVIII. January—September, 1616

Jan. 13. 1. Bill in the Court of Chancery, by John Lambe, of Northampton against Sir Rich. Burnaby, for demanding from him, on behalf of his lands at Sillesworth, tithes for the impropriate rectory of Watford, co. Northampton.
Jan. 13. 2. Draft of the above.
Feb. 13. 3, 4. Order in the Court of Exchequer in the cause of John Lord Stanhope and John Lambe v. Thos. Fox and others, of Rothwell, co. Northampton, removing an injunction laid on the defendants, relative to the right of common claimed by them, as their claim is only from Midsummer Day, before which time the case will be decided, but continuing the injunction as regards a sheepwalk. Two copies.
Feb. 16. 5. Answer of Sir Rich. Burnaby, traversing the statement of the bill of John Lambe, plaintiff, that the owner of the manor of Watford has no claim to tithes from Sillesworth.
March 25. 6. Account of payments made and due to Mr. Whyniard, as Keeper of Westminster and Hampton Court.
[March.] 7. Note of payments made to Capt. Baugh, a pirate, since Dec. 1613, in part of a sum of 2,586l. 16s. 8d.
March. 8. Medical opinion on the health of [Sir Dud. Carleton], recommending a journey to the Spa as the best means of his restoration. Latin.
May 5. 9. Order in the Court of Exchequer, in the cause of John Lord Stanhope and John Lambe v. Thos. Fox, and other inhabitants of Rothwell, co. Northampton, touching the right of common, that a new commission shall be issued at the charge of the defendants, in order that their proofs may be more fully prepared.
May 10. 10. Order in the Court of Exchequer, in the above cause, refusing the request of the defendants for a new commission for examination of witnesses, they having had already sufficient time, and only asking more for the sake of enjoying the pasturage during the summer.
[May.] 11. Bill in the Court of Exchequer, by Rich. Atkins and Bridget Atkins, late wife of Thos. Berryman, against Otho Nicholson, Wm. Derson, and Thos. Ely, who farms the pasturage of Chippenham Forest, and others, for entering a suit against them, relative to their right to the pasturage of 40 kine and 2 bulls in Chippenham Forest.
May 29. 12. Answers of Otho Nicholson and Thos. Ely to the bill of Rich and Bridget Atkins, respecting the above right of pasturage.
[May.] 13. Bill by Att. Gen. Bacon, in the Court of Exchequer, against Sir Hen. Neville, Sir Hen. Savile, and others, for withholding from the Crown certain lands held by them in Berkshire, for which they refuse to compound with the Commissioners [for defective titles].
[May.] 14. Account of moneys paid to Sir Wm. Herrick, John Spilman, and Geo. Herriot, on the fee of 150l. a year granted to them as King's jewellers, by patent of Nov. 9, 1603; also account of further sums paid to Herriot on later Privy Seals, and for purchase of jewels.
[May.] 15. Copy of the former part of the above account.
[June.] 16. Replication of Rich. and Bridget Atkins, plaintiffs, to the answers of Otho Nicholson and Thos. Ely, defendants, respecting the right of common for 40 kine and 2 bulls in Chippenham Forest
June 12. 17. Order in the Court of Exchequer, with consent of counsel on both sides,—in the cause of Otho Nicholson v. Rich. Atkins, for intrusion into the commons of Chippenham Forest,—that the defendants shall be allowed to pasture 15 kine until the case be decided, instead of 40, as he has hitherto done.
[June.] 18. Answer of Sir Chas. Cavendish to the information of Att. Gen. Hobart, respecting lands held by him in co. Notts, and claimed for the Crown.
Aug. 28.
Maidenhead.
19. Inquisition of survey of the extent and value of assart lands, held by Rich. Barr, of Winkfield, and other tenants of the King, belonging to Windsor Forest, co. Berks. Latin.
[Aug.] 20. Verses by the Sieur de Maillet, in praise of the grace, eloquence, liberality, &c. of James Lord Hay, Ambassador in France.
Sept. 2. 21. Interrogatories to be administered to witnesses on behalf of Rich. and Bridget Atkins, in their cause v. Otho Nicholson and Thos. Ely, relative to a right of common claimed in Chippenham alias Pewsham Forest, co. Wilts, by the late Sir Edw. Baynton, as to whether injury has been done by the enclosures lately made by Mr. Nicholson, &c.; with depositions of witnesses taken thereon. Also interrogatories to be administered on behalf of Otho Nicholson and others, in the said cause; with depositions taken thereon. Imperfect.

Vol. CXCIX. October—December, 1616

Oct. 10. 1. Deposition of Wm. Crawley, of Studley, parish of Colne, co. Wilts, in the cause of Nicholson v. Atkins.
Oct. 17. 2. Answer of John Fordham to the information of Att. Gen. Bacon, relative to the right of commons in Frith pasture, claimed by him but challenged for the Crown as belonging to the forest of Melksham alias Blackmore, co. Wilts. Damaged.
Oct. 18. 3. Depositions of Rich. Sharp, of Staple Inn, co. Middlesex, on behalf of Att. Gen. Bacon, in his suit against Sir Chas. Cavendish, relative to a plot of ground held by him, but claimed for the Crown as belonging to Sherwood Forest. Imperfect.
Oct. 22. 4. Depositions of John Fordham and Edw. Hickett, both of Melksham, Wiltshire, in the Court of Exchequer, relative to the removal of rails, &c. by Wm. Brunker, from land contested between himself and the Crown.
[Oct.] 5. Answers of Sir Thos. Tresham and others, defendants, to the information of Att. Gen. Bacon, respecting Geddington and other lands, co. Northampton, held by them, and claimed as belonging to the Crown. Imperfect.
1616 ? 6. Bill by Att. Gen. Bacon, in the Court of Exchequer, against Rich. Monday and others, for intruding into the pasturage, breaking down the rails, &c., in Melksham alias Blackmore Forest, co. Wilts.
7. Notes on a case in the Court of Wards, in which, by an order of Oct. 27, 1616, Lady Cutts was ordered to show cause for nonpayment of money for maintenance of Audrey and Susan Poyntz, the King's wards, showing the unreasonableness of this order, she having already paid to Sir John Poyntz certain sums ordered for their maintenance.
8. Bill in the Court of Chancery of Thos. Kendall, of Pelin, Cornwall, against Walter Kendall, his cousin, relative to the ownership of two houses and gardens near Lostwithiel.
9. "A probleme, whence it comes to passe that the Court of Chancery of late is soe frequented, above other the common law courts at Westminster," attributing it, amongst other causes, to the conduct of the present Chancellor, who, by reason of the long time which he has sat, has seen many of his decrees confirmed by Parliament, &c.
10. Notes of the names of divers prisoners committed in London and the country, with the crimes of which they were accused, and the dates of their imprisonment, from 28 Hen. VI.
11. "The five years of King James, or the Condition of the State of England and the relation it had to other provinces; written by Sir Foulk Grevill, late Lord Brook." Printed, London, 1643. [This is the first part of "Truth brought to Light by Time," published in 1651, and is identical with the MS. "Historical Narration" in Dom. Corresp., vol. LXXXIX., No. 136, calendared in p. 649 of the present volume, except that it has the addition of Sir Fras. Bacon's speech on the arraignment of the Earl of Somerset.]

Vol. CC. 1617.

Jan. 8. 1. Probate of the will, dated Nov. 1616, of Thos. Whetenhall, son of Thos. Whetenhall, of East Peckham, Kent, and elder brother of Sir Hen. Whetenhall, bequeathing to Sir Henry his seals of arms, genealogical table, &c.; to sundry other persons numerous books named, &c.; and leaving large sums for support of the poor and ministry in London; Sir Hen. Whetenhall, Sir Hen. Finch, and others executors.
[April.] 2. Bill in the Court of Exchequer, by Att. Gen. Yelverton, against Sir Sebastian Harvey, Eliz. de la Fountaine, and others, relative to Abel's Mead and other lands in Essex, held by them, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Waltham Forest.
May ? 3. Particulars of lands held by Wm. Whitmore, Randal Grovenor, Fras. Woolridge, Sir Thos. Whorewood, and others, in Morffe Forest, Shropshire.
May 1.
Bridgenorth.
4. Inquisition of survey of the extent and value of assart lands held by Fras. Woolridge, Sir Thos. Jarvis, Randal Grovenor, Sir Fras. Lacon, and others, in Morffe Forest, co. Salop. Imperfect draft. Latin.
May 17. 5. Answer of Thos. Loggins to the information of the late Att. Gen. Bacon, relative to Litchfield Bourne and other lands held by him, but claimed by Otho Nicholson for the Crown, as belonging to Windsor Forest, for which John Loggins, under whom the defendant claims, compounded with Nicholson for 120l.
May 23. 6. Answer of Sir Hen. Neville to the information of the late Att. Gen. Bacon relative to Newmead, Ashridge, and other lands in Berkshire held by him, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Windsor Forest.
June 19. 7. Bill of Att. Gen. Yelverton, in the Court of Exchequer, against Sir Nich. Hayes and others, relative to Hooke Mead and other lands held by them, but claimed for the Crown as belonging to the forest of Woolmer and Aylesholt, co. Hants.
June 19. 8. Like bill against Sir Pexall Brocas and others for lands held by them, but claimed as belonging to the same forest.
[June.] 9. Like bill against the Marquis of Winchester, Sir Gerard Fleetwood, Sir Wm. Paulet, and others, relative to lands claimed as belonging to the same forest.
June ? 10. Like bill against Sir Rich. Ticheborne, Sir John Hall and others, relative to lands, &c., co. Hants, claimed as belonging to the same forest. Damaged.
June ? 11. Like bill against Sir Rich. Norton and others, relative to Linch closes and other lands, co. Hants, held by them, but claimed as belonging to the same forest.
[June.] 12. Account of fees paid [at the Tower Record Office] for searches, transcripts, &c. during each of the four law terms, from Michaelmas, 1614, to Trinity, 1617. With an account appended of the dates of the records consulted, and the several objects for which the searches were made.
July 2. 13. Answers of Rich. Wakeford and Thos. Pescod to the information of Att. Gen. Yelverton, relative to Blackmere closes, Selborne parish, co. Hants, held by them, but claimed for the Crown as belonging to the same forest.
July. 14. Account of moneys paid into the Exchequer by [Rich.] Putto, as received from persons specified, in various counties, since May, 1614 [on account of his commission to levy debts and forfeitures due to the King. See Dom. Corresp., 1612, April 24.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
Order in the Chapter of the Garter, that Sir Wm. Segar, Garter King-at-Arms, should receive yearly certain fees specified from Knights of the Garter, varying according to their rank, and should have an increase of 10l. per ann. to his salary. With list of fees paid by 21 knights, whose names are given. [Dom. Corresp., 1613, Nov. 4.]
Sept. 27. 15. Note of payments from the Exchequer made since 10 Nov., 1615.
[Oct.] 16. Bill in the Court of Exchequer, by Att. Gen. Yelverton, against Gerard Whorewood and others, relative to Dunsley waste and other lands, co. Stafford, held by them, but claimed for the Crown, a assarted from the forest of Kinfare.
[Oct.] 17. Draft of the above, giving also the name of Sir Thos. Whorewood, which is crossed out from the preceding copy.
Nov. 27. 18. Answer of Hum. Newbery to the information of the [late] Att. Gen. Bacon, relative to Ashridge and other lands in Berkshire, held by him, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Windsor Forest.

Vol. CCI. January—April 1618

Jan. ? 1. Bill in the Court of Exchequer of Att. Gen. Yelverton v. Sir Gavin Harvey, Sir Edw. Coke, and others, relative to Rumford Ward, Giddy Hall, and other lands in Essex, held by them, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to the manor of Havering, Waltham Forest.
[Jan.] 2. Bill by Att. Gen. Yelverton, in the Court of Exchequer, against Sir Sebastian Harvey, Sir Edw. Coke, and others, relative to Westwood and other lands claimed by them, but belonging to the manor of Havering, Waltham Forest, Essex.
Feb. 10. 3. Answer of Sir Fras. Moore, Serjeant-at-law, to the information of the late Att. Gen. Bacon, relative to lands in Ashridge, Berkshire, held by him, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to [Windsor] Forest.
Feb. 17.
Clewerwall.
4. Inquisition of survey of the extent and value of assart lands held by Sir Wm. Throckmorton, Bart., belonging to the Forest of Dean, co. Gloucester. Latin.
Feb. 5. List of payments made to Mr. Wilmer [from the Exchequer] since June, 1617.
April 23. 6. Answer of Thos. Hill to the information of Att. Gen. Yelverton, relative to Buckhurst Farm and other lands, parishes of Woodford and Chigwell, Essex, held by him, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Waltham Forest.
April 24. 7. Like answer of Robt. Symonds relative to Walthamstow closes and other lands in Essex held by him, but claimed for the Crown as belonging to the manor of Salisbury Hall.
[April.] 8. Answer of John Hale to the information of Att. Gen. Yelverton relative to encroachments made by his late father, Edw. Hale, on the King's forest of Kinfare, co. Stafford.
[April.] 9. Bill by Att. Gen. Yelverton, in the Court of Exchequer, against Dame Eliz. Finch, And. Finch, and numerous others, relative to Eppingberry and other lands, held by them, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Waltham Forest, Essex.
[April.] 10. Like bill against Sir Bernard Whetshon, Sir Hen. Lee, Sir Thos. Baker, and others, relative to Woodford closes and other lands in Essex, held by them, claimed as belonging to the same forest.
[April.] 11. Like bill against Geo. and John Noades, Sir Simeon Felwell, and others, relative to lands in Essex held by them, claimed as belonging to the same forest.
[April.]. 12. Like bill against Sir Robt. Wiseman and others relative to Oldlands and other lands in Essex held by them, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Waltham Forest.
April ? 13. Brief in the cause of the Attorney General v. Sir Robt. Wiseman and others in the above cause.
April ? 14. Brief in the above cause, as relating to Sir Robt. Wiseman only. Imperfect.
April ? 15. Brief in the cause of the Attorney General against Wm. Rowe, relative to Higham Hall, Walthamstow, and other lands in Essex, held by him, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Waltham Forest.

Vol. CCII. June—December, 1618

June 5. 1. Answer of Rich. Peacock to the information of Att. Gen. Yelverton, relative to land in Lambourne parish, Essex, held by him, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Waltham Forest.
June 7. 2. Like answers of Geo. and John Noades, relative to the manor of Goures Buckerells and other lands owned by them, but claimed as belonging to the same forest.
June 11. 3. Like answer of Hum. Harris relative to his right to certain lands in Staffordshire, claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Kinfare Forest, but held by him in right of his late father, Rich. Harris, who was impleaded therefor with Sir Thos. and Gerard Whorewood and others.
June 17. 4. Answer of Sir Wm. Burlacy, Sir Robt. Killigrew, and Sir Hen. Savile to the information of the late Att. Gen. Bacon, relative to Ashbridge and other lands, co. Berkshire, held by them, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to [Windsor] Forest.
June 22. 5. Answer of Edw. Palmer, and five others, to the information of Att. Gen. Yelverton, relative to Dewshall manor and other lands in Essex held by them, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Waltham Forest.
June 23. 6. Answer of Eliz. de la Fountaine, widow, to the information of Att. Gen. Yelverton, relative to lands held by her in Essex, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Waltham Forest. Imperfect.
June ? 7. Brief of the cause of the Attorney General v. Eliz. de la Fountaine, relative to Dover manor, and other lands in Essex, owned by her, but claimed for the King, as part of Waltham Forest.
[June.] 8. Brief of the cause of Eliz., widow of Thos. Cheney, cousin and heir of Hen. late Lord Cheney, and others, v. Sir John Crofts,—kinsman to Lady Cheney, widow of the said Lord Cheney,—and his wife, in reference to the reversion of the manor of Tuddington and other lands, co. Bedford, claimed by both parties.
July ? 9. Account, presented to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, of moneys paid by Epiphan Haworth, of Herefordshire, recusant, since Nov. 1611; total, 6l. 10s.
Oct. 8. 10. Interrogatories to be administered to witnesses on behalf of Att. Gen. Yelverton, in his suit against Sir Hen. Neville, Sir Hen. Savile, Sir Wm. Burlacy, and others, relative to the right to Ashridge and other grounds held by them, but claimed for the Crown; with depositions thereon of Edw. Mansell, of Clerkenwell, Middlesex, and Sam. Parsons, of London.
Oct. 20.
Star Chamber.
11. Order in the Court of Star Chamber, in the suit of Helier, merchant, of Salisbury, against Bedford and others, magistrates of Southampton,—for issuing an attachment on his goods, and permitting no bail,—that the said magistrates were exercising lawful jurisdiction, and could not be questioned, unless malice could be proved, &c.
Oct. 29. 12. Answer of Thos. Barefoot to the information of Att. Gen. Yelverton, relative to Great Riddings, and other lands in Essex, held by him, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Waltham Forest.
Oct. ? 13. Brief in the cause of the Attorney v. Thos. Barefoot, relative to Lamborne Hall, Great Riddings, and other lands in Essex, owned by him, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Waltham Forest.
Nov. 4.
Star Chamber.
Order in the Court of Star Chamber, that—Truder be fined 500 marks, and imprisonment, for trying to suborn the servant of — Ratcliffe, to deliver him copies of his master's evidences; and that the servant be fined 200 marks, and imprisoned. [Dom. Corresp., vol. CCII., No. 11.]
Nov. 7. 14. Receipts of 20d. each for the Easter and Michaelmas terms, as rental of the manor of Oder, co. Kent.
Nov. 16. 15. Order in the Court of Exchequer, in the cause of Att. Gen. Yelverton v. Wm. Rowe, relative to Higham Hall, Walthamstow, and other lands in Essex, claimed for the Crown as belonging to Waltham Forest,—of which thecontents of the bill and answer are given,—that 140 acres of the said land having been adjudged to belong to the Crown, and due time having been allowed the defendant to make composition therefor, but none being made, a commission be appointed to set out and claim the said land for the Crown.
Nov. ? 16. Brief in the cause of the Attorney General v. the Marquis of Buckingham, relative to the manor of Wanstead, owned by him, and claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Waltham Forest.
Nov. ? 17. Like brief in the cause v. Sir Hen. Colte, touching the claim of the latter to Clayhall, and other lands in the parish of Barking, Essex, claimed as belonging to the same forest.
Nov. ? 18. Like brief in the cause v. Wm. Comyngs, relative to Reden Court, and other lands in Havering, Essex, claimed as belonging to the same forest.
Nov. ? 19. Like brief in the cause v. Peter Humble, relative to lands owned by him, but claimed as belonging to the same forest.
Nov. ? 20. Like brief in the cause v. Wm. Lord Roos, and others, relative to Walthamstow, and other lands in Essex, held by them, but claimed as belonging to the same forest.
Nov. ? 21. Like brief in the cause v. Geo. Scott, Esq., touching certain lands at Wolverston, alias Wolfhampton, owned by him, but claimed as belonging to the same forest.
Nov. ? 22. Like brief in the cause v. John Wright and others, relative to lands in Essex held by them, but claimed as belonging to the manor of Havering, in the same forest.
Nov. ? 23. Like brief of the cause v. John Wroth, relative to Chigwell and other lands in Essex, owned by him, but claimed as belonging to the same forest.
Nov. ? 24. Like brief in a cause between the same parties, relating to the lands of Loughton, Essex, similarly claimed.
Nov. ? 25. Particulars of encroachments made by John Wroth on lands in Loughton, over and above the 1,172 acres granted him by patent 11 Jac. I.; and of similar encroachments in Chigwell. With query, whether he shall be dealt with for purprestures or for encroachments in the latter case, as he holds the manor of Chigwell only in estate tail, of which the remainder is in the Crown.
[Nov.] 26. Particulars of the appearance and comparative situation of the comet, as seen on Nov. 19, 20, 21, 22. Latin.
Dec. 27. Note of payments made in the Exchequer since March 1, 1615. Indorsed, "Risbrooke."

Vol. CCIII. 1619—1621

Jan. 4. 1. Answers of Rich. Harris, and others, to the information of Att. Gen. Yelverton, relative to a right of common claimed by them in lands said to belong to the Crown, as part of Kinfare Forest.
March 16.
New Alresford.
2. Inquisition of survey of lands held by Sir Rich. Norton, and others, belonging to Woolmer and Aylesholt forests, co. Hants. Latin.
[March.] 3. Two Elegies on the death of Queen Anne, of Denmark, wife of James I. At the end is a draft of a petition from a yeoman of the King's vestry to Bp. Lancelot [Andrews], dean of the chapel, for relief in sickness.
April 23.
Star Chamber.
4. Order in the Court of Star Chamber, that Saltmarsh, Undersheriff of Yorkshire, and six bailiffs, be fined, for violence and misdemeanors towards Lady Waterhouse, in executing a writ of outlawry against her husband, Sir Edw. Waterhouse.
April 28.
Star Chamber.
Like order, that Sir Edw. Gower, of Northumberland, be fined 500 marks, for sending a challenge to — Brantling; and that— Jamieson, an alderman and justice of peace, be fined 1,000 marks for the same offence, with 200l. damages to Brantling, for injuring him in his trade by false slanders. [On the same paper as the preceding.]
April 28.
Star Chamber.
Like order, that — Weston, High Sheriff for Radnorshire, be fined 200l., and 100l. damages, for not executing a writ of outlawry against — Bradshaw, whose house he hired during his shrievalty. [Ibid.]
April 29.
Exchequer Chamber.
5. Order in the Court of Exchequer, that if Sir Edw. Coke, Sir Robt. Quarles, and others, summoned to answer to a bill of the Attorney General for encroachments on the manor of Havering, Waltham Forest, Essex, do not answer this term, writs of attachment shall be issued against them, and they punished for contempt of court.
May 7.
Star Chamber.
6. Proceedings in the Star Chamber against Sir Robt. Metcalf, and others, for a riot against — Robinson, who was put in possession of a house whence Metcalf had been ejected; the latter raised a body of men, and laid siege to the house, and they were only stayed by the arrival of a serjeant from York. Metcalf then contrived, by a packed jury, to have Robinson and his party found guilty of murder, on an inquest upon a man who was shot by them, whilst defending themselves; for these offences Metcalf was heavily fined and imprisoned, and his accomplices also punished.
May 8. 7. Indenture of sale from Dr. John Lambe to Sam. Mercer, of Northampton, for the sum of 40l., of the rectory impropriate and church, &c. of Colensby, co. Northampton, with the advowson of the vicarage, to be held of the Crown, as of the manor of East Greenwich, at a rental of 1s.
June 16. 8. Order in the Court of Exchequer, that such of the inhabitants of Havering in Waltham Forest, as have formerly appeared to the bill of complaint, shall give in their answers before sealing day of this term, on penalty of addition of 40s. to the costs, and that those who have answered shall be heard next term without delay.
June 17. 9. Account of payments made by Lionel Wright, executor of Rich. Wright, collector of customs on tobacco, as the balance of his account for two years past. Total, 49l. 19s. 4½d.
1619 ? 10. Notes on fines levied by Commissioners for sewers in the County Palatine of Durham, proving that such commissioners existed before the Statute of 23 Hen. VIII.; also notes on the extent of the present commission, and the disposal of the fines, which were adjudged to belong to the Bishops of Durham.
11. Decree in Chancery between Sir John Walter, Attorney General of the Prince, and the tenants of the barony and lordship of Kendal, relative to the enfranchisement of their copyholds.
12. Brief in the cause of the Attorney General v. Edm. Waring, Hum. Harris, and John Hale, for intrusion into lands in Kinfare Forest belonging to the Crown, formerly held and compounded for by Gerard Whorewood and others, but the terms of composition for which have not been observed.
13. Replication of Att. Gen. Yelverton to the answer of Edm. Waring, Hum. Harris, and John Hale, in the above cause.
14. Brief in the cause of the Attorney General v. Sir John Dauncey Hen. Sadler, and Ambrose Dauncey, relative to Parkers and other lands in Wiltshire, held by them, but claimed for the Crown, as belonging to Melksham Forest.
15. Brief in the cause of Hen. Blake v. Otho Nicholson, for enclosing certain grounds in the forest of Pewsham alias Blackmore, co. Wilts, belonging to the plaintiff.
16. Certificate by eleven hearers, of the exposition given in a sermon on Exod. xx. 16, in which was reprobated the Popish doctrine of equivocation and teaching to speak lies.
17. Certificate, by the same persons, that Mr. Turnell, in his sermon on Psalm lvii. 4, spoke generally, without application to particular persons; that he applied the example of Demas to revolters and backsliders; that his sermons on the fourth commandment were made before the reading of the King's book for lawful recreations; that he was called in question for them at a court leet held in Horninghold, but acquitted; and that he reproved his hearers for leaving church before service was ended.
18. Extract from the works of the Archp. of Spalato, the right of deposition of an elected monarch. With a pedigree of Elizabeth Queen of Bohemia, showing her connexion, through the Kings of Denmark and Electors of Brandenburgh, with the imperial house of Austria. Latin.
1620.
March 15.
Leicester.
19. Inquisition of lands held by Thos. Russell, Fras. Earl of Rutland, and others, in Leicestershire, for which, as lying between the bounds of the several parishes, no tithes are paid. Latin.
May 11.
Stratford-Langthorne.
20. Like inquisition of assart lands held by Robt. Freeman and others, belonging to the forest of Waltham, Essex. Damaged.
May 31. 21. Names of the Dutchmen brought into the Star Chamber by the old and new bills; viz., "old that doe demurr; old that doe answere; new that were in the last bill without proof against; meere new, that never were in the last bill." With note of a few against whom there are certain proofs.
Aug. 22. Accounts of payments made into the Exchequer by John Acton since Dec., 1618, and of the objects to which they have been appropriated; viz., new year's gifts, presents to foreign ambassadors, &c.
1620 ? 23. List, containing thirty-two items, of persons to whom payments have been made on Privy Seals or patents, of dates specified; with other memoranda of payments; 1613–1620.
24. Answer of Edw. Wardour to the bill of complaint of Sir Robt. Winde, relative to the repayment of 33l. borrowed from the defendant by John Pinchbeck, on behalf of the plaintiff, but which, being used by Pinchbeck for himself, the plaintiff refuses to repay. Imperfect.
1621.
[June.]
25. Accounts of moneys paid out of the Exchequer upon certain grants from the Crown, dating from June 19, 1605, to July 4, 1620; the payments made from July 13, 1605, to June 19, 1621. A series of thirty-seven papers, of which Nos. 5, 10, 15, 16, 23, 25, 27–29, 35, and 36 are wanting. Among the grantees are Roger Earl of Rutland, Wm. Lord Burleigh, Jas. Lord Hay, Lord Aubigny, Robt. Visct. Lisle, Thos. Earl of Suffolk, Visct. Haddington, &c.
Sept. 26. Brief on the cause between [Geo. Montaigne], present Bp. of London, and Joan King, widow and administratrix of the last Bishop, whose average yearly revenue was 1,855l., relative to repairs required at Fulham House, Much Haddam House, Stortford Gate House, the bridges at Fulham, Acton, Ealing, and other places, belonging to the bishopric.
1621 ? 27. Statement of the cause relative to the right claimed by certain tenants of the parish of Heston to exemption from tithes, for payment of which they are sued by Sir Robt. Killigrew, to whom the Bp. of London granted a lease of the rectory and tithes. Mr. Noye and Serjt. Hendon are both of opinion that the tithes should be paid, the former Bp. of London having purchased them for a valuable consideration from Queen Elizabeth.
28. Extracts from records, legal authors, Acts of Parliament, &c., from the time of Edw. III., relative to the treatment of gentleman prisoners, in reference to taking of bail. [Compiled by Sir Robt. Heath.]
29. "Sir John Michell's case, to be communicated to the Lord Keeper;" being his claim to the manor of Strelley, as son and heir of Elinor Strelley, owner of one moiety, and purchaser of the other moiety from Mary Strelley; detailing the descent of the manor from Sir Ant. Strelley. Printed.
30. Pedigree of the descendants now living of Chas. Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, in number 57 persons at least.
31. Confutation, drawn up by Sir Rich. St. George, Norroy [for Earl Marshal Arundel ?], of the opinion that honours and titles of dignity descend as lands, and are determinable by common law.

Vol. CCIV. 1622, 1623

April 19. 1. Transfer from Michael West, of Towcester, to Wm. Shepherd, of Caldecot, both co. Northampton, of the residue of a lease of Thorney Close, and other lands in Blisworth, held from the former in trust for the maintenance of Thos. West, about to be married to Elinor Shepherd.
July 2 ? 2. Note of the desire of the College of Physicians for power to punish offenders against their statutes, through defect of which many complaints are daily made. Printed.
Aug. 1 ? 3. "A brief discourse of the Earl of Nottingham," Chas. Howard, his ancestry, titles, &c. Part of an heraldic MS. Imperfect.
Aug. 1 ? "Collections of English matters of England's Marshals," being copies and extracts from ancient records, relating to the office of Earl Marshal. Imperfect. [Ibid.]
Aug. 1 ? 4. "Proofs of the Earl Marshal's place and authoritie in the Court of the Marshalsey," drawn up by Peter Ball for the Earl Marshal, and presented with a request for permission to add to the former proofs such other as shall hereafter occur.
Aug. 1 ? 5. Notes of patents granting the office of constable or subconstable, and marshal or vice-marshal of England, to commissioners, some of whom were below the rank of noblemen.
Aug. 1 ? Mode of judicial proceedings to be observed in the Court of the Earl Marshal. [Part of an imperfect MS. Dom. Corresp., vol. CXXXII., No. 83, fol. 122.]
Aug. 1 ? Orders to be observed in the Earl Marshal's Court. [Ibid., fol. 131.]
Aug. 1 ? Collections out of records touching the usage and practice of the Constable and Marshal Court in England. [Ibid., fol. 142.]
Aug. 1 ? 6. Extracts from records relating to the office of Lord High Constable of England.
Sept. ? 7. Account of the services and sufferings of Capt. Killigrew and Capt. Ferdinando Carey at Bergen-op-Zoom, the preservation of which is mainly owing to them. Dutch.
Dec. 4 ? 8. Queries proposed to Walter Pye, Attorney of the Court of Wards, in the case of Frances Lady Willoughby v. Robt. Lord Willoughby and others, relative to her rights of dower in certain property of the late Lord Willoughby, to her exemption from any share of his debts, her claims for the maintenance of her younger children, &c.; with his answers interlined.
Dec. 9. State of the pell rolls of issue and receipt, with names of many of the clerks by whom they were drawn up, from 39 Eliz.
1622 ? 10. State of the case in the Court of Requests, between Mary, widow of Robt. Essex, and Sir Edw. Greville, the former suing the latter for a pretended debt to her late husband, but for which she can bring no proofs.
11. State of the case between Merton College [Oxford] and John Good, concerning the lease of Maldon, Surrey, granted by the college to Queen Elizabeth for 5,000 years, given by her to Hen. Earl of Arundel, and by him sold to Joan, the mother of John Good. The land being much improved by new buildings, the college now attempts to reclaim it, notwithstanding the confirmation of the lease by Parliament. With considerations on the importance of maintaining this confirmation.
March ? 12. Brief in the cause of Wm. Hunton v. Thos. [Roe] and other executors of the late Alderman Jaye, relative to payment of 150l., borrowed by Hunton from the Alderman, but which was to be deducted from 1,000l. promised by the Alderman as a legacy to Hunton, on account of his marriage with his daughter, Elizabeth Jaye.
Dec. 17.
Westminster.
Grant to Sir Rich. St. George, Norroy, of the office of Clarencieux King-at-Arms. Latin. [Dom. Corresp., 1613, Nov. 4.]
1623 ?
Star Chamber.
13. Statement of the case of John Cave v. Ant. Blewett and others, Certain lands in Somerby, co. Leicester, belonging to Geo. Dansey and his wife, were demised by the husband, without consent of the wife, to Ant. Blewett. The wife demised the lands to John Cave, who complains that Blewett disturbs and threatens his servants in reaping the corn, &c., sues him in the Star Chamber, declares he will spend 500l. rather than lose his suit, and that with money he could win in any court of England, whatever were his cause.
14. Brief of the proofs against the pretended nuncupative will of Thos. Pigott, in the case of Eliz. Corbett, alias Pigott, v. Walter Pigott, her eldest brother, who claims almost the whole property by the said will. Indorsed with notes, made on the authority of Dr. Ryves, King's Advocate.
15. Brief of proofs, on the part of Walter Pigott, of the validity of the nuncupative will of Thos. Pigott, his late father, made In his favour.
16. Brief of the defence on the part of — Jones, in the case of Jones v. Kimpton, relative to the case of Jane Jones, containing exceptions against Kimpton's witnesses, &c., the will being supposed to be made after the testatrix had lost full possession of her faculties.
17. Brief of the corroboratory proofs of the witnesses on the side of Tuke, in the case of Chas. Cotton and Olive Stanhope v. Geo. Tuke, defending the character of Tuke's witnesses, &c., and quoting letters from Sir John Stanhope, expressive of regret at the marriage of his daughter Olive with Chas. Cotton, and requesting Mr. Tuke to bring up the witnesses thereto.
18. Brief of the cause in the Court of Delegates, of Wm. and Thos. Whitway, administrators of Wm. Bulpitt, alias Richardson, and Jane Benwell, supposed natural daughter of Bulpitt, as to whether Bulpitt was not past consciousness when he made his will, the pen being guided by Jane Benwell when he set his mark to it.
19. Answer of Nich. Kendall to the bill of complaint of Wm. Broode, touching the right to the tenement called Potherman, mortgaged by Walter Kendall to John Harris, &c.
20. Abstract, by Mark Pelley, clerk, of the statutes against bankrupts, from 13 Eliz. to 21 Jas. I.
21. Heraldic treatise on the nature and dignity of an Earl, on the Earl Marshal and his Court, on the dignity, rights, and privileges of the Barons of England, &c. Imperfect. [This treatise was commenced during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, but completed during that of her successor.]
22. "Observations concerning the Nobility of England, ancient and modern," being a treatise on the several grades of nobility, their jurisdiction, forms of their patents of creation, revenues, &c. Also, notes on the style to be used by the King towards a viscount.
23. Extracts from records, to prove that the usual style towards viscounts was "dilectus et fidelis noster," and that the words "consanguineus noster" were only used in case of relationship to the royal family.
24. Will of Wm. Willaston, of Willaston, co. Salop, also citizen and merchant of London, and brother-in-law of Edw. Allen, alderman of London, leaving the remainder of his estate, after numerous bequests, &c., to the president and governors of Christ's Hospital, London, for the benefit of deserving ministers; Wm. Cockayne, or, in case of his refusal, Sam. Armitage, executor.
25. Notes from records, concerning the liberties of the Cinque Ports. [Indorsed by Nicholas.]

Vol. CCV. 1624, 1625

[Jan.] Order in the Court of Exchequer for repayment of moneys seized from Rich. Collyn for rental of the house called Piltons, in Paringdon, and other lands, co. Essex, supposed to be holden from the King, it appearing that the lands are held of Sir Rich. Altham and Sir Hen. Colte, as lords of the manors of Great and Little Paringdon. [Vol. CXCI., No. 24, p. 11.]
Feb. 11.
Serjeants' Inn.
[Sir Edw. Bromley] to Sir John Osborne, Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer. Warrant for a writ of assistance to be awarded to the Sheriff of Oxfordshire, in behalf of Sir Rowland Lacy, the late sheriff. [Ibid., p. 25 b.]
May 10. The Same to the Same. To grant discharge to such sheriffs of Buckinghamshire as stand charged with the issues of the lands of Hen. late Earl of Kent; Sir Edw. Coke, owner of Chippenham and Stoke, part of those lands, having proved for his part that the said debts are satisfied, and Sir Marmaduke Darell, owner of Fulmer, another part, asking time for similar proof. [Ibid., p. 14.]
May 11 ? The Same to the Same. He is to deduct from the account of Sir John Denham, late Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, the sum in which Throgmorton and others stand bound as sureties for Sir John Lee, Keeper of the Stores in the Tower, the same obligations being granted to Pat. Murray, Cupbearer to the Prince. [Ibid., p. 12.]
May 11 ? The Same to the Same. To deduct from the same account such parts of the lands of Phil. Scudamore extended for the King as are now in tenure of Sir Marmaduke Darell, who is in treaty with Mr. Murray for the same. [Ibid.]
May 11. Sir Edw. Bromley to Sir John Osborne. To deduct from the accounts of Sir John Denham and Sir Wm. Fleetwood, late Sheriffs of Buckinghamshire, sums due for subsidies from the lands of Arthur and Thomas, late Lords Grey, which lands are now granted to the Duke of Buckingham, who promises to take order for the payment. [Vol. CXCI., No. 24, p. 12.]
May 11 ? The Same to the Same. To discharge Sir John Denham from the arrears of the manor of Milton-Keynes, co. Bucks, in the tenure of Sir Thos. Chamber, seized as the lands of the late Sir Wm. Stafford, the manor being in the King's hands by the minority of the heir, Wm. Stafford. [Ibid., p. 12 b.]
May 11 ? The Same to the Same. To discharge the Same for the arrears of subsidies due by John Lord Mordaunt, which the King has pardoned. [Ibid.]
May 11 ? The Same to the Same. To discharge the Same from the issues of the lands of Bastian, Keale, and others, ordered to be seized, as no sheriff has been able to find the said lands in the county. [Ibid., p. 13.]
May 11 ? The Same to the Same. To discharge Sir John Vaughan, late Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, from the issues of the lands in Hanslope Parish, co. Bucks, held by Robt. Parrett, who was outlawed, as he is now prosecuting a discharge of his outlawry. [Ibid.]
May 11 ? The Same to the Same. To discharge the present sheriff of Buckinghamshire from the sums due by Sir Ant. Greenway, Sheriff in 1610, for non-payment of issues of lands, and non-attendance at courts, as he is compounding for the same with the King. [Ibid., p. 13 b.]
May 11 ? The Same to the Same. To discharge Sir John Denham from the issues of the lands seized for the debts of Benedict Winchcombe, late Sheriff of Bucks, he having paid the said debts. [Ibid.]
Oct. 12.
Serjeants' Inn.
The Same to the Same. To discharge Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Fras. Goodwin, or any other Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, from the issues of lands, &c. in Brill, Borestall, and Ockley, seized into the King's hands for the arrears of the accounts of Sir John Denham, formerly Sheriff, Sir John having given surety for his account, and being freed by the late general pardon from fines for contempt and neglect, in reference to the said accounts. [Ibid., p. 20.]
Oct. 19. 1. Order in the Court of Requests, referring to Sir John Coke the decision of the causes of Walter Nurse v. Grimbald and Mary Pauncefoot, and meanwhile staying all suits between the parties. With notes of meetings summoned thereon, for Jan. 26 and June 3, 1625.
[Oct.] 2. Bill in Chancery of Sir John Lambe, of Rothwell, co. Northampton, v. Sir Rich. Burnaby and Edw. Shugborough, relative to their claim of tithes from his manor of Sillesworth, as owners of the impropriate rectory of Watford.
Oct. ? 3. Statement of proceedings in the Audience Court, in the cause between Sir John Lambe and Edw. Shugborough, relative to the aforesaid cause.
4. Statement, with note, &c. by Sir Robt. Heath, of the case of the Earl of Devon's claim to the right of common in Leicester Forest, as holding certain lands formerly belonging to St. Mary's Abbey, Leicester, to which that right was annexed.
5. Answer of the defendants in the cause of Sir Thos. Pelham, Bart., v. Sir Geo. Newman and Thos. Fulnetby, for imprisonment of Rich. Bourne, servant of Pelham.
6. Office copy of the pleadings in an action brought by Sir Thos Pelham, Bart., against Sir Geo. Newman, Thos. Fulnetby, and others in the aforesaid cause. Latin.
7. Answer by John Edwards, partner of the late John Smith, draper of London, to the complaint of Thomas, son of John Smith, relative to his retaining in his custody certain bonds, &c. belonging to his late father. Imperfect.
8. Brief on behalf of Eliz. Grace, administratrix of Jas. Grace, executor of Art. Hollingworth, relative to the value of the estate of the latter the payments made therefrom.
9. Brief on the part of Drewett, in the cause of Drewett v. Ann Thoms for breach of contract of marriage.
10. Brief of the defence in the cause of Anne Matthewes v. Geo. Ramsay, proving that the defendant, being Fellow and President of Christ's College, Cambridge, related to the Earl of Holderness, and brother of Sir Jas. Ramsay and David Ramsay, who are of the Privy Chamber to the King and Prince, is an unsuitable match for the plaintiff, who is the daughter of a poor pie woman in Cambridge, and of an ill carriage.
11. Brief on Matthewes' part, in the case of Anne Matthewes v. Geo. Ramsay, for breach of promise of marriage.
12. Notes from records, relating to the liberties, jurisdiction, and privileges of the Cinque Ports. Two papers. [Indorsed by Nicholas.]
Dover Castle. 13. List of fees received by Mark Packenham, Clerk of Admiralty causes in the Cinque Ports, for prisoners committed, bonds, pardons, &c.
14. Plan of a window, with the names of the persons whose arms are emblazoned thereon, the uppermost being the King, Edward the Confessor, and Queen Elizabeth. [Probably the eastern window in the hall of the Inner Temple.]
15. List of 21 pictures, done by famous masters, at present in the King's possession.
Jan. 19. 16. Answers of Sir Rich. Burnaby and Edm. Shugborough to the bill of Sir John Lambe, relative to tithes of his manor of Sillesworth claimed by them as belonging to the impropriate rectory of Watford, co. Northampton.
Feb. 10. 17. Examinations on interrogatories, at the suit of Sir John Lambe, of Jeremy Caldom, Keeper of the King's Head Inn, Cranbrooke, Kent, relative to his knowledge of an attempt of Jas. Merryfield, fishmonger, of London, to arrest Thos. Courthope, in his inn, on Jan. 10, 1624, of the escape of the latter, or his beating of Merryfield.
Feb. 18. Portion of an account, pp. 19—32, of moneys paid into the Exchequer by recusants, Bishops, Sheriffs of counties, Collectors of impositions and subsidies, Patentees of special licences, owners of Crown lands, &c., chiefly from Sept. 1624.

Undated.

19. Inquisition on the lands held by Sir Wm. Ayloffe, belonging to the manor of Havering-atte-Bower, being 741 acres, value 75l. per ann., above the rent of 12d. paid to the King, and all other reprisals. Imperfect.
20. Bill of — in [the Court of Exchequer] for repayment of money borrowed from him by Thos. Kendall, in order to the repayment of sums which he has himself borrowed from Rob. Rawlins, of Plymouth. Draft, imperfect, and much damaged.
21. Statement that in the Chancery cause of Rich. Harpe and others v. Thos. Taylor and Wm. Powell, relating to the property of the late Chas. Yoman, scrivener, the defendants, having the property in their own hands, endeavour to protract the cause, by uncertain answers, sueing for delay, &c.
22. Particulars, by Geo. Watkins, of a journey taken by himself and John Wilson, to investigate the right of ownership of the manor of Saddlescomb, claimed by — Stapeley, in opposition to Mr. Goring; with reasons why the cause should be deferred, the Lord Treasurer having purchased part of the barony of Lewis, to which the said manor belongs, and the proofs on Stapeley's part not being complete.
23. Legal opinions on the validity of marriage contracted by an insane person, or by one who, though insane, has lucid intervals, as applicable to the case of Medcalfe v. Wandesford.
24. Replication of Ant. Stafford to the answer of Chas. Stafford the King's ward, and of Ann Lady Farmer, his guardian, asserting the same to be uncertain and insufficient, and declaring the truth of the former complaint, that arrears are still due to the ward from an annuity of 40l. on the Manor of Milton, Keynes, co. Bucks, left him by his great-grandfather.
25. Notes to prove that fines levied for the King on suits in the Common Pleas, for recovery of debts of 40l. or upwards, are equally due if the suits are removed to other courts, and that they are not granted away in any general grant of fines and amerciaments, unless specially expressed.
26. Statement of the disadvantages accruing from removal of actions for debt from the courts at Westminster to country courts, and of the benefits that would result from the trial of important causes in the chief courts.
27. Account of such persons as are privileged to bring their suits into the Exchequer, being debtors, farmers, and accountants to the King, &c., and of the reasons why so many suits are brought into that court.
28. "Discourse on "what robes and apparel the judges are to weare, & howe the serjeants-at-law are to weare their robes, and when."
29. Particulars of Hatfield Park, Essex; rental 205l., purchase money 2,800l., though thought to be worth much more.
30. Particulars of the newly improved grounds in the lordship of Hatfield, which are already divided, being 9,858 acres; with note that 200 or 300 acres remain still to be divided.
31. Memorandum of the fishing at Lewis, and the other Hebrides' isles; containing an account of the kinds of fish caught, the salting, and the principal markets for each description of fish.
32–35. Receipts, by Edw. Nicholas, for a purging ale, a medicine for a cold, a medicine for a phlegm, and an electuary to purge the gripes. With note, by Nicholas, to Mr. Partridge, to make up the last receipt for him. Four papers.
36. Essay on the nature and original of civil government, especially as to the right of election, and the nature of a representative government.
37. Treatise on "the true greatness of Kingdoms' estates." [Translated from the Latin of Lord Bacon.]
38. Plan of part of Audley End House, the residence of the Earl of Suffolk; with Latin motto [by Sir Thos. Wilson].
39. Two fragments of an heraldic work, on the precedency of Knights' Councillors, of noblemen remarried to persons of inferior rank, the promotion of the husband of an heir general to the rank of her father, &c.
40. Brief sketches of the lives of eminent lawyers; Wm. Rustall, Sir John Popham, Sir Ant. Fitzherbert, Sir John Fortescue, Sir John Markham, and Sir Robt. Danby.
41. Account of the Court of King's Bench; the nature of the causes tried there, the duties of the several officers, the manner of proceeding in different causes brought before that court, &c.
42. Certeyn breyfe Instruccons for an attorney or suche others, towards practise in the Court of Common Plees, in three points, viz., Of the rules and orders of an attorney there; of accions, writs, and processes there used; of the cases which such an attorney may pleade, and putt in to be recorded, without the hand of a sergeant at lawe."
43. "A Discourse touching the present Consultation concerning the Peace with Spain, and the retaining of the Netherlands in society and protection." By Sir Walter Raleigh.