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Analytical Index to the Series of Records Known as the Remembrancia 1579-1664. Originally published by EJ Francis, London, 1878.

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II. 295. The humble Answer and Petition of the Lord Mayor and Aldermen to the King, James the First, in reply to his request for permission to be given to Julian Miccottie, a merchant, of Italy, to put certain wares into a Lottery, (fn. 1) to begin at the next term of St. Michael, and to continue for four months, and stating that, on account of the sickness which still lingered about the City, it would be dangerous to assemble so many persons together.
(Circa 1607.)

II. 304. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Lords of the Council, with respect to the permission granted by His Majesty to Julian Miccottie, merchant, to set up a Lottery within the City, and informing their Lordships of the great clamour and tumult daily made by servants and apprentices, and begging that the said Lottery might cease, and that none should in future be permitted within the City.
30th January, 1607.

II. 353. Letter from the King, James the First, to the Lord Mayor, giving permission to Julyan Miccottie, merchant stranger, to hold a Lottery for the sale of his wares within the City, notwithstanding the advice given by the Lord Mayor, upon the request of the King to the contrary.
(Circa 1607.)


  • 1. In the reign of Queen Elizabeth, lotteries became a common made of raising money for State as well as private purposes. In many cases the Lord Mayor and Corporation of the City of London were made, jointly with the Queen, responsible for the faithful fulfilment of the conditions of the lotteries. In 1567 one was held in Cheapside, at the house of Mr. Dericke, Goldsmith, Her Majesty's servant, by command of the Queen. Articles of plate, money, tapestry, merchandise, &c., were the prizes. The Lord Mayor issued a proclamation, dated September 13th, 1567, in relation thereto. The Lords of the Council, the Earl of Leicester and Sir William Cecil, afterwards Lord Burghleigh, on the 12th July, 1568, appointed John Johnson, Gent., Surveyor of Lotteries. 'Loseley MSS. edited by Alfred John Kempe, F.S.A.