Elizabeth: October 1567

Calendar of State Papers, Scotland: Volume 2, 1563-69. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1900.

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'Elizabeth: October 1567', in Calendar of State Papers, Scotland: Volume 2, 1563-69, (London, 1900) pp. 396-397. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/scotland/vol2/pp396-397 [accessed 14 April 2024]


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627. Kyrkcaldy to Bedford. [Oct. 1.]

This Wednesday 1st October I shall receive the castle here to my lord Regent's use, but will not tarry 2 hours in it, for I must return this same night to Edinburgh Castle, where I purpose to remain "a poore sogiour (?)," unless there be business ado on the field, whereof I see little appearance, for both Huntly and Herries are seeking to be friends with my lord Regent. Herries I believe is to be in Edinburgh on 6th instant. Bothwell is certainly in "Birrenn" (fn. 1) where my lord Regent is sending a herald. The "goshalk" you desired for my lady your bedfellow, I trust to send shortly one worth keeping. Dunbar. Signed: W. Kyrkcaldy.

1 p. Holograph, also address. Indorsed.

628. Chatelherault to Cecil. Elizabeth. [Oct. 11. 1567.]

Desiring a passport through England for his friends the bearers. "Masteris" Alexander Cambell. John Linsay, Andrew Attoun. William Carnagye. Walter Ecclem, and Thomas Baquhannan. students in Paris, constrained through the troubles risen in France to go home to Scotland. Dieppe. Signed: Yowr louffing frend James Hammyltoun.

½ p. Addressed. Indorsed (by Cecil's clerk).

629. The Regent Murray to Cecil. [Oct. 14.]

Gives him most hearty thanks for his true friendship in promoting amity of late, which he prays him to continue between both these nations, "quhome God hayth thus frome the begynning inclosed within ane yill and seperat frome the rest of the warld." The state of the realm draws to great quiet, and no appearance of any "sturre" unless it be practised by foreign enemies of the religion. Is about to pacify the borders, and put order, if the officers on his side will endeavour as they shall do here. Edinburgh. Signed: James Regent.

1 p. Addressed. Indorsed (by Cecil's clerk).

630. R. Melvill to Bedford. [Oct. 14.]

I received your lordship's letter from Corbat, and give you most humble thanks. The Lord Regent, on hearing your mind, has "deliberat" to take order to content you. and has charged Fernyhirst, Cesford, Hunthill and Badrull, with divers others, to be here "agane Setterdaye nyxt" to answer for their men to be delivered under bills. Your letter to my lord grieves him sore, as he perceives you are sore pressed. Since Corbat's coming I have done nothing except for his dispatch, and pray you excuse shortness. This day Lord Herries is in this town. Your novels from France please us well. Edinburgh. In haste. Signed: R. Melvill.

My brother James commends his service to you.

1p. Holograph. also address. Indorsed.

631. The Regent Murray to Elizabeth. [Oct. 16.]

Requesting in the king's name, passport for his born subjects the Laird of Haltoun, and William Aikman "now indwellar in Dieppe," with 16 others Scots and French, to pass through England to France for a year. Under the royal signet. Edinburgh. Signed: James Stewart.

Broadsheet. Addressed. Indorsed.


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