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Index: P

Padie: See Peddie.

Pager Vice-Admiral of Cornwall, The: attacks a Kirkcaldy ship, 552.

Paget, Charles: dissensions between him and other Catholics, 236; seeks licence to reside in Scotland, 483.

——, Lord: 234.

Pairman (Peareman), Thomas: James VI. intercedes for, 451; Douglas writes to Burghley concerning pardon of, 500.

Paisley, Abbot of: See Hamilton, Lord Claud.

——, town of, 452; 823; Andrew Knox minister at, 828.

Palavicino: Elizabeth's ambassador in Germany, 342.

Palsgrave, the, of Germany: commission addressed mainly to him and a few others, 314; negotiations with, by James VI against Spain, 339; 341; Sir James Melville employed by, 364.

Papists: See Catholics.

Parbroath: See Seton of.

Paris (Pareis, Parise): return of Scots gentlemen from, 124; 147; suggestion to settle important Catholic personages there, 231-2; legate enters, 233, 236; Catholics in, 235; Parma rumoured to be about to relieve, 395; 415; prisoner in, exchanged for John Leslie, 479.

Parishes, division of Edinburgh into, 800.

Parkhead, House of: 33.

Parliament of Scotland: dissolved (29 July, 1589), 127, 129; Erroll to await sentence of, 137; decision about the King's wedding, 175; a general convention to be held, 352; summoned for 20 Nov. 1591, 566; not likely to be held, 570; the King presses for; the Privy Council wishes to adjourn, 576; holding or prorogation of, to be considered by the Privy Council, 579; prorogued till 10 Jan., 1591-2, 583; Master of Glamis to be charged by, 590; uncertain when it will be held, 591, 596, 601; presence of Bowes necessary at meeting of, 603; likely to be prorogued; the King plans to hold on day appointed; new guard to be erected for, 608; the Privy Council to decide time of meeting, 609; to meet on appointed day, then adjourn, 619; prorogued, 626; raiders of Holyroodhouse summoned to appear before, 656; and the keepership of the Castle, 672; to be held 26 May, 1592, 674; to be held 1 June, 1592, 676-7; matters to be assured by, 678-9; barons and vote in, 679; fixed for 1 June, 680; a "running" Parliament, 681; attainders by, 682; Privy Councillors chosen by (5 June, 1592), 683-4; the King occupied with; the Church and; decisions of, 684-5; the King makes oration to, 686; refuses revocation of the King's grants, ib.; persons attainted by, 687; acts of, 688; the King promises to advance reform of, 693; 699; 707; remembrance to be solicited for Huntly in, 742; the King anxious to call (4 Oct. 1592), 784; summoned for 10 Jan. 1592-3, 794; possible proroguing of, ib.; Privy Council debate meeting of, on 10 Jan. 1592-3, 813; 815; would establish Lennox's power, 820; supplication of Roman Catholics to, 823; adjourned to 3 April, 1593, 824; See also Convention.

Parma, Duke of: aid expected from, 14; news expected from, 20; desires safe conduct for soldiers from Elizabeth, 28, 29; his servitor son of the Master of Forbes, 32; succour expected from, 41; the Master of Glamis was to be sent to, 46; Bothwell ready to flee to, 57; 58; arrival in Edinburgh of letters from, 105; money from, for transport of Spaniards, 107, 108; willing to pay Spaniards in England, 111; 132; his illness, 140; receives letters and messages from Bothwell, 193, 248, 253-6, 278, 280; a Jesuit sets out for, 200; mentioned in cipher letter as 'the great merchant,' 211; ambassadors sent to, by the late King of Denmark, 213; William Crichton with, 215; jealousy between him and the King of Spain, 229; his son has not been made cardinal, 233; 236; should be superseded in Flanders by the Duke of Savoy, 237; Bothwell's relations with, 258-9; Richard Douglas to go to him, 259; Bothwell persuaded to break with, 263, 272, 273; Bothwell to follow Elizabeth's advice concerning, 269; 282; Bothwell's relations with, 2823, 478; Charles Baily sent to Antwerp by, 287; James VI objects to Bothwell's dealings with, 297; Andrew Clark to be sent to, by the Spanish faction, 331; David King, papist, may be sent to, 348; Sir Alexander Stewart commended to, 354; rumoured project of marriage between, and Lady Arabella Stewart, 360; Jesuits sent to, by factions in Scotland, 363; report from, by John Bailie, false, 369; no communication between, and Huntly, 392; rumoured to have entered France, 395; rumours of success of, in France, 399; triumph of, rumoured by papists, 403; his forces to have landed in Edinburgh, 413; 424; Francis Dacre to ask his brother's pension from, 424; Huntly's dealings with, 437; Sir Alexander Stewart's intention to serve, 444, 449; Sir Alexander Stewart recommended to, by the King, and Lennox, 479, 544-5; to James VI (30 May, 1591), 521; papists take refuge at hands of, 537; writes to the King, ib.; a letter from, to the King, in hands of papists, 542; news of Sir Alexander Stewart from, 549; rumoured that Bothwell will go to, 555; Bothwell's service with, doubtful, 556; messengers to be sent to, 576-7; Buccleuch and Hume suspected of dealings with, 599, 610; Sir Alexander Stewart goes to, with letters from James VI, 614; intrigues of, with Spanish faction in Scotland, 618; rumours of letters to, from the King, denied, 633; Hume said to be with, 671; in France, 684; and Roman Catholics, 721; Sempill to go to Court of, 727; Holt, an Englishman, his confessor, 728; messenger from, to Hume, 733; anxious to make trouble, 735; plot of Holt, his confessor, 747-8; no money from, 764-5; supports Robert Bruce in Flanders, 766; 804; report from Scottish Catholics to, 805; messenger to James VI from King of Spain, 806-7; Bowes wants to know how to deal with, 809; King of Spain's dealings through; Jesuits work for, 817-9; reported death of, 824; expected to send aid to the Leaguers in France, 840; expected to send a ship and munition to Bothwell, 843; advised by the Council of Spain to return home, 846; pretended letters of marque by him, 854; intrigues with him, 862.

Parrett (Perratt), Sir John: letters to, 284, 286; 353.

Parry, Sir Thomas: likely to succeed Robert Bowes, 539.

Parsons, Father: known to Tassis, 233; dissension between him and other Catholics, 236.

——, Robert: letter to, taken with Ker, 832.

Passport: for Arthur Clephane, 197; Gavin Smith, Scotsman, 866.

Pastrana, Duke of: 140.

Paternus, Father Clement: 796.

Patison, Stephen, of Sunderland: examination of, 395.

Paton, Colonel: pensioned by the King of Spain, 225.

Patricio: a captain of the Spaniards, 122.

Paulin, John (Pauli): a Dane, 445.

Pawlin, Coman: 396.

Peddie (Padie, Padye), George: despoiled by pirates, 59, 60, 124, 290, 392-3.

Peebles (Peibles): 27; Lord Hamilton and other noblemen convened at, 202, 207; 779; 780; 786; the King rides to, 789; Lord Hamilton to hold court for trial of Border raiders, 845.

Pennycook, Gilbert: 512; Bothwell escapes with, 535; to take Bothwell's letters to Spain, 585-8; 614.

Penpont, Kirk of: Warden meets Chancellor at, 776.

Penry, John: a Welshman, resident in Edinburgh, publishes book without privity of ministers, 280-1; banishment of, 292, 294, 363, 364, 368, 380, 383, 384, 479; still in Scotland, 420-1; the King makes enquiry for, 435.

Pensions: received by Scots from the King of Spain, 225.

Perron, Mr. Justice: 172.

Perth (St. Johnston): 14; 25; 27; 28; 34; 39; 60; 83; the King going home by, 117; 125; should be guarded, 207; representatives of, to be at the coronation, 289; 335; Bothwell expected at, 346; 350; 352; 354; 386; 394; 424; 428; 434; 439; Galloway preacher at, 491; 533; 536; the Queen makes entry to, 540; 541; 569; 572-3; 575; 653; Huntly's friends return to, 654; 668; 669; 670; 703; 704; 712; likely to be fined, 772; Atholl ready to come to ward at, 820; Bothwell's visit to, 841; meeting of the Spanish lords at, 853, 855; provost of: See Atholl.

——, Earl of: pensioned by the King of Spain, 225.

——, shire of: 29; 30; 31; 32; 33.

Peterhead: 669.

Peterson, George: a Flemish pirate, 9; taken prisoner in Edinburgh, 105; English merchant spoiled by, 147, 151, 336; pursued to Orkney, 358; with Spanish pirates, 399; mentioned in intercepted letter of M. Stevenson, 797; to be tried, 854.

Petrea: ministers influenced by, 813.

Phernihirst: See Fernihirst.

Philips, Thomas (Philippes, Phelippes): 152; from Thomas Lake (13 Jan. 158990) enclosing letters to decipher, 237.

Phœnix, The: 400.

Pickering (Pickeryng) House: Throckmorton's letter dated at (20 July, 1589), 122.

Pierce Bridge (Co. Durham): (Peersbrigge) Ralph Carr's letter dated at (9 May, 1591), 514.

Pilots (Scottish): needed by the King of Spain, 243.

Piper, John: mentioned in intercepted letter, 796.

Piracy: complaints about, and redress for, 101, 152, 312, 318, 321, 358, 364, 799, 800, 854.

Pirates: 36; 70; 105; 126; 127; ship stationed at Berwick would clear coast of, 212, 398, 399; one Cowpland, 459; 532, 533; near Flamborough, 705.

——, English: 216; seize goods of Samuel Cockburn, 245; 322; 328; rob the Master of Orkney, 331, 336; 346; rob Edinburgh burgesses, 352; statement about, 353-4; on northern coasts, 369; attack ship in Yarmouth Road, 402; rob Scottish ship, 407; 411; to be delivered into England, 430; demanded for trial by Bothwell, 442; complaint against, 503; off Orkney and Shetland, 532; to be sent to Scotland, 545; letters of James VI. complaining against, 563.

Pirates, Spanish: thought to be helping Scots to take English pirates, 336; 345-6; 365; Englishmen murdered by, 369; about Orkney and Shetland, 381; taken at Anstruther, 383; 386; in Orkney, 387; 395-9; fishermen spoiled by, 519; danger to English fishermen from, 660; order against, 665-7.

Pitfirrane, Lady: and conspiracy against the King, 700; informs against Burleigh and Logie, 753.

Pitlurg (Patlurde, Petlarge), Laird of: ready to assist Huntly, 462; protests Huntly's innocence, 655; intercedes for him, 782; messenger to Huntly from the King, 792; undertakes to banish James Gordon, 812.

Pittenweem, Commendator of: See Stewart, Colonel William.

——, town of: 183; 346.

Plague, the: in Dieppe, 799.

Players: Queen Elizabeth's, ready to go to Scotland, 157; at Carlisle, ib.; Bothwell shews courtesy to, 178, 179.

Pluscarden (Pluscardye): Huntly at, 792.

——, Prior of: See Seton, Mr Alexander; Seton, Sir John.

Plymouth (Plimmouthe): Drake and Norris at 118; 279; 691; 705; threatened landing of Spanish navy there, 841.

Poland: Kingdom of, 338; 404; a Polish claimant to Buchan earldom, 730.

Polmaise (Pomeise), Laird of: well affected to England, 152.

Polwarth, Hume of: See Hume, Patrick.

Pomerania: league between, and protestant countries, proposed, 291.

——, Duke of: commission addressed chiefly to, and a few others, 314; negotiations with, by James VI. against Spain, 339; (Pomerland), 341-2; enters a league for defence of religion, 863.

Pont: in cipher list, 799; Pont (à Mousson): letters dated at, 790, 795-7.

Ponthois: taken, 124.

Pope, Alexander: (Paip) mentioned in intercepted letter, 798.

——, The: 51; 104; 200; help sought from, by factions in Scotland, 210; his aid to the King of Spain, 213; Morgan wants representative Scot to be beside, 231; Jesuits sent to, by factions in Scotland, 363; Huntly on side of, 437; dealings with, 438; 483; 485; said to be raising men to help the Leaguers, 532; money from, for Roman Catholic plots, 682; 691-2; attempts to draw him into conspiracy, 699; in cipher list, 799.

Popham, John (Attorney-General): 23.

Porteous, William, messenger: writ to, reciting proclamation against Bothwell, 537.

Porterfield, John: money taken from, by exchange, 444.

Portugal: 109; 692.

Posthorses, to be provided at request of the English Ambassador's servant, 866.

Posts, the: Elizabeth complains of slackness of, 205.

Pott, Anton, of Carrick: 153.

——, John: servant to Francis Dacre, 441.

Powrie Ogilvie, Laird of: See Ogilvie, John.

Prague: 410.

Prendergast, Laird of: signs band against Bothwell, 559.

Prendik: 456.

Presbyteries, the: to be held by the King's leave, 685.

Presbytery, the (of Edinburgh): See Edinburgh, Presbytery of.

Preston Grange: (Morphile) home of Lord Newbattle, 716.

Prestonpans (the Pannis): 58; 467.

Priests, seminary: band of the nobility of Scotland against, 662; in cipher list, 799.

Primrose, Archibald: a collector of taxes, 377.

——, Gilbert: 703.

Pringle, Thomas: 8; 9; 14; examined by the King, 17-18; 37.

——, . . . .: otherwise Mark Carr, to go to Flanders with Gordon's letters, 400.

Pringles, the: will go with the young laird of Cesford, 195.

Printer, the King's: See Waldegrave, Robert.

Privy Council of England: 11; 16; 22; and the Spaniards, 36; and claims of James VI, 50; and piracy, 59; 63; 76; 107; 108; 109; 113; 119; 121; 125; George St. Pole to (15 Sept., 1589), 156; Dacre and, 156, 158; and the Borders, 166; 176; 207; 208; O'Neill's letters to, 286; papers of Colonel Stewart shewn to, 345; Border affairs considered by, 390, 391, 399, 481; prosecution of Roger Wyndham, 461; decree in favour of Archibald Johnston, 475, 476; from James VI, in favour of Archibald Johnston (15 May, 1591), 516; their answer, 521, 525-8; procedure of, 527; signify discharge of Bowes, 537; from James VI, on behalf of Garrett Carew, 588; notified of losses sustained by Edinburgh merchant, 604-6; from James VI (22 Jan. 1591-2), 625; to Lord Scrope and Sir John Foster concerning Scottish fugitives, 655; redress promised by, 706; 724; Bowes gives the King assurance of its favour, 757; write to Bowes on behalf of Duke of Florence, 760.

Privy Council of Scotland: and Huntly, 2; 5; 15; 19; and papists, 20; 44; and Huntly, 52, 53, 54; and the Master of Gray, 55; and Huntly, 68; and Bothwell, 69; 72; 77; 88; 96; 110; 124; 130; 131; and the Borders, 166; 175; arrangements for, during the King's absence, 179-80; 182; 184; proceedings of, 187; to Elizabeth (6 Nov. 1589), 189, 190, 194; from Elizabeth (Nov. 1589), 196, 198, 199; 203; and Huntly, 204; Elizabeth's message to, about the Borders, 205; to be urged to apprehend heads of factions, 206; 207; 208; Bowes to advise in case of disturbance, 209-11; warn the King of the dangerous state of his kingdom, 212; Elizabeth's letters to, delivered, ib., 215; at Kincardine; their delay in answering Elizabeth's letters, 218; Asheby's recall, 219; message to, from the King, 221; their recommendation on Asheby's behalf, 222; to Elizabeth, (31 Dec., 1589), on appointment of Bowes as ambassador instead of Asheby, 223; to Elizabeth (2 Jan. 1589-90), an expression of goodwill between the two countries, 227; take up case for Scottish merchant despoiled of his goods, 237; to Elizabeth (31 Jan. 1589-90), 239; send to find out cause of arrival of Spaniards; find that they are spies, 242-3; Elizabeth should procure their consent to negotiate with Scotland, 244; from James VI (4 March 1589-90) with orders to dispatch ships for his transport, and to detain James Colville (pilot) and Spaniards until his return, 245; proclamation of, for maintenance and defence of the true religion (6 March, 1589-90), 247; letters from the King to; to meet on return of Sir Robert Melville; petitions to, by the Assembly of the Church, 252; Act of, against Jesuits and others, 252-3; stirred by Elizabeth to help against the King of Spain, 254-6; letters to, from the King, 256; to determine the fate of the Captain of the Spanish barque, 257, 260; from James VI (31 March, 1590), 261; orders to, regarding the King's home-coming, 2612; and redress on the Borders, 264-5, 270; the King's directions to, 267; grant letters to search suspect ship, 270; letters to, from the King, 274, 275; to attend the King on his arrival, 275; copy of the King's letter to, forwarded to Burghley, 282; alarmed by rumours of Elizabeth's sending ships to capture the King, 284; the nobles fear lest they lose their vote in, 285; Huntly seeks leave from, to go abroad, 285; meet for the arrival of the King and Queen, 287; give order to solemnise the coronation, 295; reform of, 306, 307, 308, 311, 322; willing to grant redress for piracies, 312; James VI complains of discord in, 315, 322; Fowler's affairs to be considered by them, 322; rebels at the horn to appear before, 323; to ratify articles presented by ministers, 328; to be chosen by the King, 330; attitude towards Huntly and others, 334; alteration in, 336; King in conference with, 347; Act of, concerning those that took up arms at Brig of Dee, 349; advise the King to receive Erroll, 362; a new one appointed, but the old retained, 371; names of councillors (1587), 372; to act for the King during absence from Edinburgh, 375-6; case of Erroll considered before, 379; command of, to Bothwell, 382; James Gordon to be ordered to depart from Scotland by, ib.; the King fails to charge, 387; occupied with Border matters, 391; from Robert Bowes (4 Sept. 1590), 392; appoints Maitland and Hay to deal with Border causes, 399; to consider case of the confederates of the Brig of Dee, 400; their interest in Bothwell, Cesford, Hume, and Bancroft, 401; orders of, for preachers, 404; the King to deliberate with, about Huntly and others, 409; to assemble to deal with papists, 413, 414; proposed reform of, 416; resolution taken by, against papists, 419; members of, consult with the King about withstanding the King of Spain, 420; to give order regarding trade with France, ib.; are examining witches, 425; Act of, to reform abuses in the King's Revenue, 427-8; Huntly and others examined by, 436; give order for discharge of bills filed in the Borders, 4467; not reorganised as intended, 448-9; deliberate over Border causes, 451; the King resolves to choose members of, for Household management, 453-4; Act of (13 Jan. 1590-1), 454; the King consults with, about meeting between Bothwell and Forster, 458; distracted by jealousies of the nobles, 469; and Huntly's raid, ib.; Acts of, 470, 471-3; to deal with Maxwell and Hume, 4723; the King fixes number of (7-8 August, 1590), 479; matters on the Borders to be referred to, 481; James VI to press Elizabeth's wishes concerning O'Rourke with, 483; conference of, with the King to be held, 483; Bowes' labours with members of, concerning Borders, 485; decide on pledges for bill of Mindrum, 486; assent to delivery of O'Rourke, 487; Elizabeth's approval of Border arrangements signified to, 491; Act concerning delivery of O'Rourke, 492, 494; to execute orders against papists, 493; appoint trial of witches, 497, 501-2; Bothwell before, 504-5; attitude of, to Bothwell, 507; petition to, in favour of Bishop of Ross, ib.; engaged in finding out truth about Bothwell, 511-2; Acts of, to be renewed against French rebels, 512; warned by Bowes of presence of Spanish navy at Cornwall, 519; to take order against papists, 520; with the King in the tolbooth, 522; informed about piracy in Orkney and Shetland, 532; Douglas asks that pirates may appear before, 534; warn the King of Bothwell's escape; fear for the King's person, 535; pronounce Bothwell guilty of treason, 535; Bothwell anxious to confer with some of, 539; to be consulted about pirates and Liddesdale, 545-6; Sir William Keith fails to appear before, 547; Lord Hume ordered to appear before, 548; inform the King of failure to capture Bothwell, 550; Marishal examined before, ib.; to decide what is to be done by Lord Hume, 554; assembly of, 557; affairs of Cesford and William Carr before, 562; some of, try to reconcile Maitland and Glamis, 566; to convene, 572; 573; delayed till the King's arrival, 575; outrages of nobles and proposed wedding of Argyle to be considered by, 576; think Parliament should be adjourned, ib.; warrant of, to arrest certain Catholics, 579; promise by, to appoint keeper of Liddesdale, 579; to assemble for consideration of feuds among nobles, and the holding of Parliament, ib.; order by, concerning disturbances of Argyle and Ogilvie, 585; reformation by, of administration of justice, ib.; granting of offices in, 586; appoint Cesford keeper of Liddesdale; orders by, for redress in the Borders, 588-9; restore Montrose to office of Lord Treasurer, 590; Act for taking up of feuds in Scotland, ib.; banish slayers of the Campbells, 593; the King busies himself in, 596; 600; exhortations by nobles to be placed before, 608; to be assembled for apprehension of Bothwell, and decision about Parliament, 609; give order again for redress in Liddesdale, 622, 625-6; cause of Glamis to come before, 627; to the young Laird of Cesford (Jan. 14, 1591-2), ib.; orders of, concerning papists, 633; discuss the slaying of Moray, 636; Poury Ogilvy's proposal to, ib.; the King sends for, to Glasgow, 649; decision of, regarding Huntly, 650-3; persuaded of Maitland's attitude to Huntly, 653; Bowes' servant directed to deal with members of, 655; divided in opinion about Huntly, 658; consideration of malcontents by 663; 664; order by, for safety of fishermen, 666; 670; choosing of members, 681, 683-5; 688; possibility of helping Spain against England, 689; charged to advance reform, 693; Bowes talks with, 694; the King acts with advice of, 695, 700; acts against murderers and seditious papists, 695-6, 698; the King travels against advice of, 704; suspect attempt of conspirators, 705; to be informed about Bothwell, 707; prepare to hasten to the King, 707-8; Act of, against treason, 720; ought to take steps against Catholics, 721; order of, concerning Erroll, 722; Bowes confers with members of, concerning the King's intentions, 725; the ministers seek to influence, 726; Bowes does not trust, ib.; Bowes informs, of suspects; finds them gone, 728; order by, against help to Spaniards, 735; warned of Bothwell's new raid, 736; proclamation as to the King's safety issued by, 737-8; ministers and burgesses seek redress from; additions to be made to; band formed with, 745-7; the acts against papists to be used against Fintry, 747; Huntly's order for departure, 748; Fintry summoned before, 750; Glamis before, 752; at Dalkeith with the King, 753; interrogation of Stewart and Sandilands by, ib.; the King's attempts with, to devise reform, 756, 759; accusation of Spynie before, 758; asked to give restitution to Duke of Florence, 760; aware of Bowes' loss of favour with Elizabeth, 761; the King calls for, at Dalkeith, 762; forbid Crawford to come to Edinburgh with large force, 764; discussion before, of disaffection to the King, 768; consider liberty of Angus and Erroll, 768, 779; attempts of, to apprehend; examine Airdrie and Halkerston, 770-1; Bowes' message for, from Elizabeth, 773; against Maxwell's power to keep a Justice Court, 777; 782; to choose new Councillors; Fernihirst and, 783; promises of redress by, 788; ready to avenge the King, 791; Bowes thinks they could stop any papist plot, 794; ready to pacify nobles, 802; advice of, at Jedburgh, to Maxwell, 808; provision to be made by, against danger from Roman Catholics, ib.; Bowes anxious to know from Burghley how to deal with, 809; would know the King's mind concerning Bothwell, 810; deliberations of, at Castle, 811; Catholics to petition for liberty of conscience, 812; some of, against Maitland, 813; number of, selected to bring about reform, 815; 816; those supplying office of, 821; and suspicious letters; and accusation of ministers; urge punishment of three earls, 828-30; letters of George Ker perused by, 832; examination of Spanish barque, 838; burghs to discuss arrangements with, for their Majesties' return, 838, 851; allow Bothwell to take disposal of the Spanish barque and its officers, 840, 852; deal with Border raids, on Bowes' complaint, 845, 847, 848; order the Spanish barque to be brought to Glasgow, 852, 853; General Assembly and, to take strict measures against papists and Jesuits, 854; plot to kill some councillors in Edinburgh, 857.

Privy Seal of Scotland, Lord Keeper of: See Stewart, Walter.

Proclamations: against rebels, 26; made at Edinburgh on occasion of James VI embarking for Norway, 179, 180; regarding law day for Lord Lethington, 195; for maintenance and defence of the true religion, 247; made by the Council of Scotland, 252; concerning the Danes on the occasion of the safe arrival of James VI in Scotland, 288; against persons at the horn, 322-4; 325; regarding number of servants a nobleman may bring to Edinburgh, 358; prohibiting sale of wine by Scottish ships in Roman Catholic towns, 378-9; against Bothwell and Hume, 537, 552, 582; to Cesford and Maxwell, 701; concerning the King's subjects in West and Middle Marches, 702; as to the King's safety, 737-8; of pardon to Bothwell's accomplices who confess, 802.

Procurator: in cipher list, 799.

Propp, Captain: attacked by pirates, 532.

Protestant princes: defence of, against the King of Spain, 212-5; it is hoped they will unite against the common enemy, 238; Colonel Stewart desirous of their help to recover his debts, 321; will need to prepare to withstand the King of Spain, 420; James VI promises to persuade Denmark and Brunswick to join, 549-50.

Protestants, the: well-affected to England, 612.

Prudence, the: of Hull, William Dixon, master, 395, 396.

Pulder: in cipher list, 799.

Purves, Edward: of Milk Street, London, despoiled, 417.

Pye, Cuthbert: (Py) letter from James VI on behalf of, 625.