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.
2. Inquisition of survey of lands held by Sir Rich. Norton, and
others, belonging to Woolmer and Aylesholt forests, co. Hants.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.|
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.
20. Like inquisition of assart lands held by Robt. Freeman and
others, belonging to the forest of Waltham, Essex. Damaged.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.|