Elizabeth: May 1572, 15-31

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Calendar of State Papers Foreign: Elizabeth, Volume 10, 1572-1574. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1876.

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May 1572, 15-31

May 16. 359. Lord Hunsdon to the Regent of Scotland.
His letter will give no offence to his Grace, if rightly interpreted. He cannot find it unreasonable that he should wish to have the Earl with as great security as he can, so as not to lose the Queen's money and him too; time and place being agreed upon there shall be no default on his part, both for receiving him and paying the money. He does not think his adversaries will offer to take him, not because of any goodwill they bear the Queen, but because they are not able to do it, and they could not so far offend her, now that, standing as they do, they wish her to be the conservatrix of the accord. Concerning the doings at Thirlstane Mains he wrote as he received it from them, not for any misliking that he had of it. Alexander Home did wrong in demanding the tithes from the poor men, when he should have asked them from Alexander of Hewton Hall, who pays 40l. Scottish yearly to the House of Coldingham. However "short" it may be taken he did not mean it for the abling of Lord Home, nor the disabling of the other. He perceives he took his saying about offering the Queen injury worse than he meant it, but he may say that if he give authority to intermeddle with anything that which is in her possession he does offer her injury. Trusts there is no one that would burden her with the breach of promises or proclamations, if so, he shall be answered according to reason. He does him great wrong in charging him with impeding Alexander Home's son in favour of Lord Home, for no one in Scotland has hindered Lord Home more than he, but it is not his custom to allow anyone to intermeddle with anything under his charge. As for Alexander Home's greediness the custom was demanded of one Rudge, a merchant of Berwick, and his goods were stayed for it; as for Gleydale's ship it was hewed asunder by him and his men, which otherwise might have been made money of, and no redress is to be had thereof. Is sorry to find that his goodwill is so ill requited, for few have favoured the King's faction more than he; he has been more hardly dealt with than any other that has been in his place. The Laird of Clyshe's message was but to make a request to have the Bishop of Ross, and now is required a promise of him, if his offences are such, he might be demanded of the Queen by virtue of the treaty. Would that the Earl and the Irish bishop be delivered as soon as conveniently may be.—Berwick, 16th May 1572.
Endd. Pp. 2.
May 17. 360. Lord Hunsdon to Lord Burghley.
No tidings of the Earl or of the Bishop have been received. Has given Mr. Marshal 40l. to provide for his entertainment in Scotland. Desires him to procure leave for him from the Queen to lie at Bransby [Brancepeth] in the summer.—Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ¾.
May 17. 361. Reply of Count Mansfeld's Agents.
Throw the blame of the failure of the loan promised by Count Mansfeld in 1560 on John Keck, and beg that the Queen of England will cause payment to be made to the Count of the sum of 1,000 crowns which is due to him for arrears of pension.
Endd.: 17 May 1572. Lat. Pp. 82/3.
May 19. 362. Humphrey Locke to the Earl of Leicester.
Is sorry to understand that by untrue reports he has conceived great displeasure against him, and is willing to return to England (but doubts of being able to do so if the Emperor continue his building) and answer his accusers, the chief of whom, he supposes, are Mr. Randolph by his reports, and the merchant Bannister by his letters. If they had tarried at home it would have been much better for those who caused them to come into Russia, and for all other Englishmen in the country. Mr. Jenkinson has received great honour and the prince's favour, and if he had come in Randolph's place all matters would have been despatched and thousands of pounds saved. The Emperor's displeasure was brought upon the merchants by their own garboils, their hating and discrediting and greedy seeking to rob one another, and because Locke found fault with these abuses he was called a traitor and an enemy to his country. All this Mr. Randolph oversaw, but could not abide to hear the truth, wherefore he did no good, but made all things worse than they were before his coming. —In Russia, 19 May 1572. Signed.
Add. Endd. Pp. 3.
May 20. 363. Petrus Salvus to Lord Burghley.
Excuses his neglect in not writing before, through press of business, and ill-health. Expresses his goodwill and desire to serve him.—Signed.
Endd. Lat. P. 1.
May 20. 364. Lord Hunsdon to Lord Burghley.
Has received the 2,000l., and has given the bearer three several quittances for the same, but there is no haste to receive it by those to whom it is sent. Nicholas Errington has lain at Leith a sennight awaiting an answer, and he (Lord Hunsdon) has written to the Regent by Mr. Marshal, and looks for a reply that day or the next, unless there is "a pad in the straw."—Berwick, 20 May 1572. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ⅓.
May 21. 365. Advertisements from the Low Countries.
On the 8th May the Spaniards and Walloons went out of Bergen-op-Zoom in 29 hoys, and landed in Walcheren, where they defeated a party of peasants, and coming to Armuyden, which was abandoned by the townspeople, slew about 100 women and children. Movements in Walcheren. Those of Flushing have destroyed and taken a fleet of hoys sent by Alva with reinforcements. Since the entry of these Spaniards there have arrived as succours at Flushing 150 men from Dieppe, about 200 sent by the French congregation at London, and 120 from Norwich. Those of Enkhuisen and Venlo have refused to admit a Spanish garrison. On the 21st May there arrived at Camvere 400 men, a part of whom came from Norwich and 150 from Flushing, so that they have in the town about 900 armed men. On the same day there arrived at Flushing between 400 and 500 men from France and elsewhere, so that there is in the Isle of Walcheren at present about 2,000 men.
Endd. Fr. Pp. 1⅓.
May 22. 366. Lord Scrope to Lord Burghley.
On Friday last some of the Nixons and Elliotts, in the head of Liddlesdale, came into Gillesland and carried away 30 kine of the goods of Davye Bell, for revenge whereof he called Thomas Carleton, land serjeant of Gillesland, and considered with him for a purpose to be made upon those persons, to the execution whereof he with his sons and an ambush of 200 men lay in a place convenient, and Arthur Greame, Fergus' son, with others, to the number of 30 persons, rode to the head of Liddlesdale, above Hermitage, and there not only brought away 30 head of cattle of the said offenders, but took five prisoners, notable thieves, who came in pursuit. They have also sore hurt Hobb Elliott of the Shaws, or Edward his brother, and if either die it will heap upon the Greames a greater feud, so they have need to be encouraged. Commends the service of the land serjeant and the others.—Carlisle, 22 May 1572. Signed.
Add. Endd. Pp. 1¼.
May 22. 367. Lord Hunsdon to the Regent of Scotland.
1. The Queen greatly marvels that the Earl of Northumberland has not yet been delivered up, and he therefore requests that he be surrendered at some convenient place, when the money shall be paid to whomsoever the Regent shall appoint.
2. Her Majesty finds his Grace's allegations with regard to the Irish bishop of small substance, and hopes not to find such uncourtesy at his hands as to stay the delivery of him.— Berwick, 22 May 1572. Signed with initials.
Add. Endd. P. ¾.
May 22. 368. Lethington and Grange to Lord Hunsdon.
He will find that neither they nor Lord Home are unthankful for the suit earnestly made by him to the Queen's Majesty for the delivery of Home Castle, and they offer themselves as sureties in a bond for the performance of the conditions on Lord Home's part.—Edinburgh Castle, 22 May 1572. Signed: W. Maitland, W. Kyrkcaldy.
Add. Endd. Pp. 1¾.
May 23. 369. The Regent of Scotland to Lord Hunsdon.
Has given instructions for the delivery of the Earl of Northumberland. Touching the Irish bishop, will direct some one to the Queen instructed to satisfy her on all behalfs.— Leith, 23 May 1572. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ½.
May 23. 370. M. De Croc to Lord Burghley.
Requests him to forward some despatches to M. De la Mothe Fénelon, and states that he and the English envoy agree well together.—Leith, 23 May 1572 Signed with seal.
Add. Endd. Fr. Mutilated. P. ¾.
May 23. 371. Account of Spanish Monies.
Sir Thomas Gresham's bill for Spanish monies received by him out of the Tower, amounting to 120 chests of Spanish reals. Thirty-two chests were delivered to Mr. Stanley at the Mint, besides some that was taken by the Spaniards to pay mariners' charges.
Endd. by Burghley. P. 1.
May 23. 372. Michael Gyse, Envoy of Count Mansfeld, to [Lord Burghley].
Is glad that his master's last half-yearly pension has been received, and gives reasons why some other money which he alleges is due to his master for the Queen's service should be paid.—Signed.
Endd. Lat. Pp. 4.
May 23. 373. William Dickenson to Lord Burghley.
Certain days past a familiar friend asked him if he had heard any good news from the Court of Poland, to which he answered that he looked for no good news there or anywhere else where the Papist had most rule. His friend said that a good Papist had told him that when the confederates, the Emperor, the Bishop of Rome, King Philip, and others had quieted the Turk they would all go against the Queen of England and drive her out of the realm, and destroy as many as they can of the religion. Judges this to be a certain matter rather than a light talk, for this good Papist has a brother in a house of religion called Frowenberge, where there is a nest of them, whose head is the Bishop of Helyberge [Heilsburg], otherwise called Cardinal Hasius, now at Rome gaping to be Pope. Is informed that there was an ambassador from the Pope and another from the confederates at this parliament with the King of Poland. Thought meet to certify him of the above, and trusts that the noble realm of England may be preserved from all enemies, ghostly and worldly.—Dantzick, 23 May 1572. Signed.
Add. Endd. Pp. 1¾.
May 24. 374. M. De la Mothe Fenelon to Lord Burghley.
Does not ask for an audience with the Queen on account of the suspicion attaching to two of his servants whom he has dismissed. Offers his services in furthering to the extent of his power the journey of the Earl of Lincoln into France. Desires that some order may be taken about the Queen of Scots' apparel for his discharge. Thanks him for the dispatch in forwarding his letters to De Croc. — Nionthon, [Newington], 24 May 1572. Signed.
Add. Endd. Fr. P. ½.
May 25. 375. Instructions for the Earl of Lincoln.
1. He shall have commission under the Great Seal authorising him and Sir Thomas Smith and Francis Walsingham, and letters also to require the French King to confirm the last treaty concluded at Blois. When the King shall have accorded thereto he shall procure how and in what sort the ceremonies shall be observed. The Lord Admiral shall not refuse any place that the King shall appoint, foreseeing only that he shall not be compelled to be present at any mass to be said for the purpose, but if it be in church or chapel he shall not refuse to require and take it in the same. Although there is no other special cause for sending the Admiral but to require the King's oath, yet there may be occasions offered for speed in certain matters.
2. In the matter of Scotland, he may hold opinion that Her Majesty means no other than that the realm shall be brought in quietness and remain free from any invasion of strangers. He may well remember of his own knowledge how oftentimes, since the Queen of Scots coming into England, the Queen has been well disposed to have obtained an accord between her and her subjects; but always when she was most earnest to have done her any pleasure therein, she was most ready to practise matter against her, not satisfied with recovery of her own country without by practise she might also have the Queen of England's. Whereupon finding it certain that the Three Estates of Scotland, in full parliament, accepted the Queen of Scots' demission of her crown to her son, who was acknowledged by the whole people, a very few persons excepted, she has concluded to continue her favour to the King and to all such as shall acknowledge his authority.
3. The Admiral shall also say to the French King that if it pleases him to do the like he shall best recover a common peace to that land and frustrate the attempts of such as seek to withdraw that nation from the ancient amity with France. He may also inform him that the Queen of Scots has both by her letters and ministers plainly assured the King of Spain that she will in no wise depend on the French King, but has wholly given herself, her son, and her realm to the said King, and to that end has done her uttermost to move him to send forces into Scotland to surprise her son and carry him into Spain. The Admiral shall move him not to be abused by any of her offers, and plainly let him understand that except he take this plain way to restore that realm to peace the said Queen will do her uttermost to make it a prey to others. As for the person of the Queen of Scots he may declare how well she is treated, for she may at her pleasure take the air on horseback in company with the Earl of Shrewsbury, and her diet is such as her own ministers prepare without respect of charge, only it is prohibited that no strangers shall have liberty to come for her to practise with them as she has long time used. Yet it is daily found by the intercepting of her letters and messages now and then that she continually labours to procure her son to be stolen away into Spain, besides her dangerous practises against the Queen of England and her realm. He may also show how the Queen of England is perplexed by the earnestness with which her parliament solicit her to proceed against the said Scots Queen by order of justice, thinking that so to neglect the general advice of her estates is no small hazard of the love which they bear towards her. To the intent that the Lord Admiral may show how ungratefully and dangerously the Queen of Scots has dealt, he shall show the King all the circumstances of her seeking marriage with the Duke of Norfolk, and also the comfort given to the Queen of England's subjects to enter into rebellion, and their open maintenance in Scotland when they were forced to fly. He shall also show a letter of hers in cipher to the Duke of Alva, whereby he may see the just cause that the Queen has to hold the course she does.
4. He is also to excuse De Croc's stay in England, and in case any motion is made to him of Her Majesty's marriage with the Duke of Alençon, he may say that he heard her say that she was not so well used in the other treaty for the Duke of Anjou as was meet, and also were it not that she had entered into strait amity with the King that she might justly challenge lack of friendship herein. He is to congratulate the Queen of Navarre on the marriage of her son, and to let the Admiral of France and the nobility joined with him know how glad she is of the pacification of their troubles, and hopes that they will let their sincerity and good meaning appear so to the King that he may continue his favour to them, and that their adversaries, who have heretofore slandered their actions as though they had not been founded upon conscience, may be ashamed to have abused themselves. As for them of the House of Guise, he shall forbear to show any favourable countenance to them as he shall do to other Her Majesty's friends. Yet shall he not forbear to salute them as of his own part according to their degrees, and if any of them shall motion matter to him of the Queen of Scots he may say that if she had been counselled by her friends to have forborne the seeking to offend Her Majesty she might thereby have done herself good, and that her friends who have evil counselled her must be accounted the principal causes of her troubles. Sir Thomas Smith is to accompany him and be assistant in the time of the King's giving his oath.
5. P.S.—If any speech be used by the King concerning the offer of the marriage of Mons. Alençon, he may say that the inequality in years cannot but make in the Queen's opinion a full stay, and that she thinks the same ought to work a like judgment in the King and the Queen Mother.
Rough draft corrected by Burghley. Printed by Digges. Endd. Pp. 15.
376. Draft of portion of the above in Burghley's writing.
Endd. Pp. 62/3.
377. Another draft in Burghley's writing.
Endd. Pp. 6.
May 25. 378. Commission for the Earl of Lincoln.
Commission for the Earl of Lincoln to proceed into France, and in conjunction with Walsingham to receive the oath of the French King ratifying the treaty of Blois.
Draft corrected by Burghley. Endd. Lat. Pp. 1⅓.
May 25. 379. Lord Hunsdon to Lord Burghley.
Sends a letter that he has received from Mr. Marshal at Lestowyke (Restalrig). Will not take upon himself to give a passport to M. Verac until he hears from his Lordship. Expects to receive the Earl of Northumberland this week or not at all, but the Irish bishop shall not be had. Berwick, 25 May 1572. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ½.
May 24. 380. Sir W. Drury to Lord Hunsdon.
1. M. De Croc required the Regent that M. Verac might have some place in council with him, to which the Regent answered that he could neither grant any further use of such favour and licence nor place in council except he would remain with him at Leith. Whereupon De Croc earnestly required him (Sir W. Drury) to give Verac a passport through England, which he would not grant till he had received his Lordship's instructions.
2. The Regent then sent Lord Ruthven and Dunfermline to De Croc, who said that the Regent neither durst nor could grant him audience, lest he should too far prejudice the King's estate, but that, if he had anything to say privately as to the "County Marr" he should be heard, and were answered by him that the King his master only desired the good peace and quiet of the country, and meddled not in the "attribucance" of any titles or dignities more to one than to other.
3. He (Sir W. Drury) offered to follow that course whensoever he had to do with them, or they with him, whereupon the Regent not a little commended the Queen for the preservation and care she had of the King, whose firm continuance towards the same he greatly prayed for.
4. M. De Croc seems to desire the conclusion of an accord, and is weary of abiding at Leith, and fain to go to Edinburgh.
5. That evening there was a skirmish occasioned by them of the Castle braving upon the hill of Craggingate, whereupon the forces of Leith "indigning" ran out about 200 footmen and certain horsemen that were newly come from skirmishing at Borough Moor, and climbed towards the hill top, but the others stood their ground, insomuch that it was too warm for the Leith men to tarry or climb higher, and departed not without the loss of more blood to them than to the Castle.
6. Last night 50 beeves and 100 muttons were got into the Castle. Restalrig, 24 May 1572. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 2. Enclosure.
May 25. 381. Lord Hunsdon to Lord Burghley.
1. Perceiving that the Regent sends Cunningham to Court for the causes specified in his other letter, and as the Regent mislikes certain points in his letters to him, to Alexander Home of Manderstone, and to the Laird of Coldyngknolles, and knowing the humour of the Scots to take hold of any little thing that serves their own purpose, and to leave out as much as makes against them, he sends copies both of his letters and of theirs. Has been so uncourteously and lewdly used at the hands of Alexander Home of Manderstone and Lord Morton, that were it not for fear of offending the Queen they should well know he "would not sit withall." Alexander Home rules Morton, and Morton the Regent, and thereby Alexander Home looks to govern all the Marches, for which reason he desires so much that Home and Fast Castles be delivered into the hands of the King, for then he would sit down there, and they could not be gotten out of his hands again except by force. If the King of France were advertised how unfit it was for Her Majesty to deliver them up until there be a thorough accord, he would not press her to it, and the rather because they are none of the King's and stand but on the borders, and he believes that De Croc and the French ambassador would rather that she kept them in her own hand than deliver them to the Regent, out of whose hands they could not be gotten again; and surely Her Majesty must take some remorse in conscience for Lord Home, for no man in all Scotland has smarted so much as he and his, and therefore not to deliver his possessions into the hand of his mortal enemy.
2. Her Majesty may see by their readiness for the delivery of the Earl, although she be pleased to pay their own price, and by the denial of the Irish bishop, what cause she has to feed them with money.
3. The only man they trust to be their mediator and advocate in all their affairs is Mr. Randolph, who lately wrote to them.
4. He has sent the Regent's letter wherein he would have him receive the Earl at St. Andrews or some other place on the north side of the Frith, and touching Alexander of Manderstone, and now he sends the rest, wherein the Regent seems to take offence.
5. Desires some instructions touching the diet of the Earl. —Berwick, 25 May 1572. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 1½.
May 28. 382. Lethington to M. De Croc and Sir W. Drury.
This poor country is so much afflicted, that with the compassion that should move all good and affectionate subjects, they embrace the means that are proposed to them by the sovereigns of France and England, to bring about a peace, and will accept the conditions which shall appear just and reasonable to them both, as they know they are not moved by the passions of themselves, who have particular interests.
Endd. Copy. Fr. P. 1⅓.
May 28. 383. Lord Scrope to Lord Burghley.
Desires him to forward an enclosed letter from the Bishop of Carlisle. Whereas he advertised that "Hobb of the Shaws or his brother, was in peril of death; the truth is, the said Hobb was shot through the thigh with a pistol by Scrope's servant Moresby, and struck through the shoulder with a spear by a son of Fergus Greame, yet it is thought that he will live. One of the Elliotts being taken by the said Fergus's son, thinking that Hobb had been dead, did with his own dagger strike him through the hose, but missed his thigh. Being asked why he did so, he answered that he thought if he might have killed his taker in that sort, they should have won the field, in respect whereof he esteemed not his own life.— Carlisle, 28 May 1572. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 2/3.
May 29. 384. Lord Hunsdon to Lord Burghley.
Yesterday came the Laird of Clyshe, who declared that he had brought the Earl of Northumberland to Coldingham, and wished to know what time he could receive him at Eyemouth, and also that the money might be told down and sealed with the Laird of Clyshe's seal, to be given over at the time that the Earl was delivered up. This having been done, and a time appointed, the Earl was surrendered to him and brought to Berwick. To one Douglas who had had the keeping of the Earl under the Lord of Lochleven, the Laird of Clyshe prayed that he would give somewhat in recompense for his care in keeping him, and also to encourage his cousingerman who had custody of the Irish bishop at Dunbar, so he gave him 20l., whereof he was very glad.
It would serve to great purpose if the Queen would be pleased to bestow 100l. on the Laird of Clyshe, who only by his great travail brought him so quietly thither.
Has had but little talk with the Earl, who truly seems to follow his old humours, readier to talk of hawks and hounds than anything else, very much abashed and sorrowful, being in great fear of his life. Earnestly prays that the lives of two poor men, who have continued with him ever since his being in Lochleven, may be spared, as they be no gentlemen nor of any importance.
Desires to know how he is to use him, and would fain be quickly delivered of him, and he would either bring him himself or hand him over to another, as it were fit that he were safe sent up, for he has many friends by the way.
Unless the Queen will consent to deliver up the Bishop of Ross, there is little likelihood of obtaining the Irish bishop, and Lord Morton, who was much against the delivery of the Earl of Northumberland, told Nicholas Errington that the Queen would have all things and part with nothing. They would fain have promise of their bishop, else they will make merchandise of the Irish bishop as they have done of the Earl, for they do all for money.
The Irish bishop told the Laird of Clyshe that "he had rather that any nation be their King, yea rather the muckle devil than Her Majesty and therefor that villain should be had."
He will see from the enclosed letter from Mr. Marshall what likelihood there is of an accord, and how M. De Croc is handled among them.
The Regent has requested two lasts of corn powder and as much serpentine, which he thought not fit to deny him, and he prays his Lordship to procure a warrant for it.—Berwick, 29 May 1572. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 2.
May 30. 385. Sir W. Drury to Lord Burghley.
He and De Croc had audience with the Regent, who thankfully accepted the Queen's message, forasmuch as it tended wholly to the allowing of the King and Regent, but as De Croc used no terms, neither allowing King nor Regent, the Regent would not allow him the entreatment of an ambassador, lest he should prejudice the King's estate, but would hear him as a private man if he had aught to say. He would not allow De Croc to go to the Castle, or Verac to have more than one audience with him, but if needs be that he go to the Castle, he must remain there, whereby De Croc was much perplexed, and sent his son-in-law to the King of France for new directions.
Had audience with them of the Castle, and from Lethington such matter as now he sends. Cannot signify of any towardness in the delivery of the Irish bishop. What is in the paper of Lethington's that he forwards is the full resolution of all that side, and they desire nothing but an absolute approbation of the Queen, or contrariwise, an absolute denial, to which he hopes that his Lordship will forward a full and certain limitation of Her Majesty's pleasure, whereby the suspended and pretended hopes and intentions may be cut off.
Lord Fleming arrived at Crongelton on Sunday last, bringing, as is supposed, some money, and Lord Herries and others have been despatched to intercept him. The Castilians will name Lord Home, when his estates are restored to him, to defend them in Lothian and the Marches from such as they dare not well trust. Many are dissatisfied with the delivery of the Earl of Northumberland. Thinks that the Irish bishop and his writings should be instantly asked for.—Restowick [Restalrig], 30 May 1572. Signed.
Add. Endd. Pp. 2.
386. "Memory to my Lord Ambassador of England."
They make their dependence upon the Queen; De Croc cannot change their resolution already taken. They intend to follow the Queen's pleasure touching their obedience to the King, and if they might safely do so would acknowledge the Earl of Marr as Regent; but it being a point dangerous and prejudicial to them for many reasons, they pray the Queen not to burden them therewith, but to establish a government of twenty of the principal noblemen of the realm, of whom they are content that the Duke of Chatelherault shall not be one. They have had no dealing with the King of Spain or any of his ministers, though they have been requested to do so, and offers made to them. They pray the English ambassador to bring their adversaries to as great conformity as they are, as the expense of the war is four thousand crowns a month.—(In the autograph of Lethington.) Enclosure.
P. 1⅓.
May. 387. Queen Elizabeth to Charles IX.
As by the late treaty they are bound to a mutual defence against all and for every cause, and as he has by a letter written under his own hand declared that under these general terms the cause of religion is included, she writes this in order to assure him places the same construction on the terms of the treaty. Draft. May 1572.
Endd. Fr. P. ½.
388. Another copy.
Endd. Fr. P. 2/3.
[May.] 389. Spanish Money brought to the Tower.
Mr. Stanley's account of Spanish money brought into the Tower as follows:—
Lbs. Ozs.
By Sir Arthur Champernoun, in reals weighing 11,454 9
" William Killegrew " 5,815 7
" Edward Horsey " 11,331 5
" William Winter " 734 4
" Thomas Carew " 315 0
" John Barnes " 321 2
29,972 3
" Thomas Carew, in bullion, weighing 68 0
" John Barnes and others, in cake and ingots 399 11
467 11
" John Barnes, a case of pearl, weighing 41 2
Endd. by Burghley. P. ½.
[May.] 390. Stanley's Book of the Spanish Money.
Showing the amount of money brought into the Tower, the charges for portage, and the amount taken to the Mint to be coined.
Endd. by Lord Burghley. P. 1.
[May.] 391. Volrad, Count Mansfeld, to Queen Elizabeth.
Requesting that he may be compensated for the losses he has sustained through the pecuniary negotiations of her agents Gresham and Clough with his minister Keck, of which he gives a long and detailed account. Signed.
Endd. Lat. Pp. 17.
May 31. 392. Lord Hunsdon to Lord Burghley.
Recapitulates the events related in Sir Wm. Drury's letter of the 30th May 1572. Requests that he may be speedily delivered of the Earl of Northumberland, and as Her Majesty will not permit him to come up, desires permission to refresh himself in the country in the summer.—Berwick, last day of May 1572. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 1.