Cecil Papers
January 1610

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'Cecil Papers: January 1610', Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 21: 1609-1612 (1970), pp. 190-200. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=112452 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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January 1610

George Marshall to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 4.For reward for his services to the King. He was the first to bring him news of being proclaimed King of England, and was sent by him into the west parts to inform him of the course held by his Lordship of Harforde, of whom he had then some suspicion. He gave 500l for the Laird of Pantaskin's place, and since then has served his Majesty, but promises of reward have all come to nothing—as Lyttleton's land, forfeited bonds in Wales, Sir John Salisbury's outlawry, lands in Ireland, and Savage's park. Begs Salisbury's furtherance in the matter. Stepneye, 4 January.
Holograph Endorsed: '1609.' 1½ pp. (195 95)
Clarendon Park
1609–10, January 8.Note, signed by the Earl of Pembroke, of a coppice to be sold in the King's Park of Claringdon, co. Wilts. 8 January, 7 Jac. 1.
½ p. (132 134)
Sir John Swinnerton to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 11.Touching his late project concerning the alienations. 11 January, 1609.
Holograph Seal ½ p. (126 146)
The Mayor and Corporation of Portsmouth to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 12.At the late being of the Earl of Pembroke in the town of Portsmouth, we delivered to him the like articles that we formerly had prepared unto your Honour, who upon the receipt thereof very honourably promised then shortly afterwards to answer the same; since which time we attended him, whom we found not then prepared to answer them, but delivered that very shortly he would. Since that time, Sir Edmund Morgan, knt, his Lordship's lieutenant there, has given out speeches that if his Lordship's patent were not of sufficient force to command the mayor, constables and other officers of this town at all times, then he must or should procure the same to be made powerful enough so to do, although we in no wise ever have or do deny to be obedient unto his martial government within that place. If such patent should be obtained by the Earl so absolute, the civil government belonging to the mayor and burgesses and the franchises and immunities unto them heretofore granted, and the whole state of this town with all the charters heretofore made and confirmed unto the mayor and burgesses there by his Majesty's progenitors for 400 years past and long before any martial government was established in the said town, would soon be infringed and much weakened, and in manner overthrown to the utter undoing of all the inhabitants thereof. Wherefore we entreat you, if any such proceedings be, that we may be called to show unto you the effect of our ancient grants and what ordinances and decrees have heretofore been established by order of the Privy Council unto the late Queen Elizabeth in the seventh year of her reign for the quietness and distinction of the governments and several jurisdictions in the said town. From Portsmouth, 11 January, 1609
Signed; John Lardner, Maior; Rychard Elltoun; Owyn Jenens; Richard Jervey; Ivo Fowerson; Henry Jenens; Tho. Tridles; Will. Haberley, Seal 1 p. (126 148)
Thomas Bright, Alderman of Bury St Edmunds, to Dudley Norton
1609–10, January 14.He has received the Lord Treasurer's letter directed to him and the burgesses of the town. His Lordship limits them the next term for the making up of the surrender which thereby is required; at which time they hope to be better able to give him contentment. Bury St Edmunds, 14 January, 1609.
Signed 1 p. (206 55)
Sir Roger Aston to the Earl of Salisbury
[1609–10] January 16.Since it pleased you to give allowance unto my grant of the tenants at the Tower, for the which I give you most humble thanks, I have caused view to be taken of them, which I am informed are such small things and inhabited by persons of so mean estate as my benefit is like to be very little except you will favour me in the increase of rent, which being but 301 a year or thereabout, if it be raised to 1001 yearly which is more than treble the old rent, the tenants will hardly be drawn without clamour to condescend thereunto and to yield me any fines at all. This therefore I move unto your Lordship that these rents may be but doubled, which will be above threescore pound a year, if you think fit, which I leave to your wisdom; wherein I will only acquaint you that upon inquiry I find that the benefit of these tenements for the gentleman porter was never but one year's fine according to the old rent and the yearly rent itself; which being so he shall now receive so much yearly during his life as his predecessors did but once at their entrance, and they may then be drawn to some reasonable fine worthy of my pains therein and of your favour unto me. From Rostorne, 16 January.
Holograph Seal Endorsed: '1609.' 1 p. (126 151)
Thomas Lyddell to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 17.Answers to charges against him in connection with the providing of necessaries for certain companies of soldiers. Newcastle, 17 January, 1609.
Signed Much damaged 1 p. (213 16)
Sir Edward Herbert to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 18.Let me recommend my wife and Sir Robert Harley as guardians of my children, if I die. If I live, I entreat you to beseem that I will bring obedience and truth to all your commands. 18 January, 1609.
Holograph Seal ½ p. (126 152)
Sir Thomas Lake to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 18.Because I find nobody here going to London, I have thought good to send back to your Lordship by the post the letters of Venice and the bills signed, together with a privy seal for Sir John Spilman for jewels. His Majesty is well pleased with the news of Venice. I have nothing else to trouble you with but that his Majesty is much offended with a complaint made to him yesterday of deer stolen in Waltham forest by Sir Edward Cooke. His Majesty has given no direction about it yet, but is very impatient to hear of it. From the Court at Royston, 18 January, 1609.
Holograph Seal ½ p. (126 153)
Sir Roger Aston to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 18.I have nothing only to let you know his Majesty is very well. This day there is a great complaint made by one of the grooms of the Queen's chamber, that has the keeping of a walk in Waltham forest, upon Sir Edward Cooke that has lately killed a deer there with his grooms. His Majesty is highly offended, and says he shall be punished with rigour. Because your Lordship favours the gentleman who I know is your kinsman and servant, I thought good to let you know this much. His Majesty says he will challenge you for his fault, but that was but merrily. The gentleman will be severely censured in the Star Chamber as a breaker of the law against the proclamation. The like complaint is come against a brother of the Lord Gras [Grey's] in the same place. This is all I can write for the present. From Roystorne, 18 January.
Holograph Seal Endorsed: '1609.' 1 p. (126 154)
Lord Bruce of Kinloss to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 18.I have this morning received a letter from one James Conwaye, a prisoner in the Gatehouse, which I send here enclosed to your Lordship. I would have waited on you myself, but that the state of my body is such as I cannot. I know not the matter he writes of, neither expect I any great discovery from a personage of his quality. 'Rolles', 18 January, 1609.
Signed ½ p. (126 156)
The Enclosure
James Conway to Lord Kinloss
I beseech your Lordship to send for me to come before my Lord Treasurer or you that I may reveal unto you something in private that I have lately seen and observed tending to the dishonour of his Majesty and breach of his laws. From the Gatehouse, Westminster, 18 January, 1609.
Holograph Seal ½ p. (126 155)
Doctor Valentine Carey to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 19.I received from your Lordship a letter with a petition enclosed on behalf of Mr Hewett. To your pleasure therein, as in all things else, I desire according to my bounden duty to give satisfaction. I have formerly gathered from your words, and now by your writing perceive, that it stands best with your liking to have the most worthy first respected in our elections according to the statutes of our College. Among divers competitors for a now void Fellowship in Christ's College there is one Francklin, of the same house, a Master of Arts, in time ancient to Mr Hewett, in learning more eminent, in adherence to the factious sort less suspected, to whom the statutes of the house do more directly point and lead me, as it were, by the hand. Inquiring both at home and abroad, a general testimony was given me in the University of Francklin's worth, and a disparaging of Mr Hewett in comparison of him, under the hands of these few in the College who with me strive against the 'humorous' streams, which I made bold to send unto you. Besides my conscience, guided by our statutes to the most worthy, and my obedience to the commandments of the King my master for the reforming of this place, which cannot be done but by special care taken in elections, my assured persuasion of your inclination to the most deserving has emboldened me to incline to this Francklin and to reserve Mr Hewett for some future preferment. In this hope I humbly crave your allowance of my proceedings. Christ's Coll[ege] in Camb[ridge], 19 January, 1609.
Holograph Seal 1 p. (126 157)
The Enclosure
Certificate in like terms on behalf of their Master's judgment. Undated Signed: Jacob Haryson; William Syddall; Gabriel More; William Addison. ½ p. (126 158)
Sir Edward Coke to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 21.Lest my answer, being so succinct as it was, should (especially the subject being legal) breed obscurity, I am bold somewhat more largely to explain myself. After I received his Majesty's pleasure that he meant to erect an office of making of writs of supersedeas in the Court of Common Pleas, I considered of it with full purpose to further it all that I could justly. I conferred with my brethren [and] we upon deliberate advice resolved that the erection of this new office should be utterly void for these causes: 1. The making of them belongs to officers now in being, who have state of freehold in their office for the term of their lives; 2. It is against the subject, who has an interest in the officers warranted by law to have writs concerning his relief made by lawful officers and not by unlawful; 3. It lies not in my power to allow it, for that the making thereof belongs to present officers, as is abovesaid, and no new officer can be allowed by one judge only but by the Court; lastly, the like office was rejected by letters patents under the Great Seal in 29 Eliz, and the sole making of supersedeas in the Court of Common Pleas granted (as now is desired) to Caundishe, at my Lord of Leicester's suit, and this matter was then debated by the judges and resolved that the grant was void; and her Majesty being informed that the grant was against law rested satisfied. We have heard that my Lord Gaudy promised his Majesty to grant it, but upon conference with his brethren and upon true understanding of the cause, he with his brethren were against it. 21 January, 1609.
Holograph Seal 1 p. (126 159)
The Bishop of Durham to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 21.Upon the receipt of your letter to assist Sir John Bowser and Mr Turner, his Majesty's agents for the alum mines, I directed Mr Willis, the paymaster, to my officers with special direction to them, my solicitor being the same day to keep a court at Sunderland, where the abuses were committed, to learn the truth of all that had passed and to apprehend the parties who had disturbed them in his Majesty's service. Thereupon 6 of the principal, for example to the country, were bound to the quarter sessions, where they were indicted and fined for their misbehaviours. And of Sir John Bowser's and Mr Turner's men (although much was attempted against them), not one of them was found in any the least thing faulty. Mr Serjeant Hutton, Chancellor here, upon hearing the matter in question at large in the chancery, decreed possession presently to be given of 4 of the best cooks for his Majesty's service, which they now enjoy. Mr Ralph Bowes did not only not partake with the malefactors, but, being a justice of peace and on the bench, did show himself very ready and forward to prefer his Majesty's service. This trouble and stir was plotted from London the last term by Wright, the busy attorney, one of the townsmen of Duresme, by his letters sent to the parties offending, as they have confessed. And by him and his brother, a very simple man was brought before the justice of the peace to take his oath against Sir John Bowser and Mr Turner's people, whom himself openly confessed before the bench and the whole country to be honest men and his loving friends, and the Wrights paid the justice's clerk his fees, the poor man being nothing privy thereunto. Wright, although he be an officer of mine and a tenant to great things, is the only stirrer of troubles between me and my neighbours of Duresme. God, I trust, in time will teach him and other the like busy spirits hereafter to live in peace. Your letters of the 10th of this month by the post with a supersedeas to the commoners about Branspeth were delivered to me the 15th, which I presently sent to Mr Scroope, the first in the commission. I doubt not but at the Parliament, when I shall attend your Lordship, to give you in this and other things further satisfaction. 21 January, 1609.
Signed Seal 1 p. (126 160)
Dr Roger Goade to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 21.The Lord Chancellor having granted a day of hearing the third S[tar] Chamber day this term, prays his Lordship's presence at the hearing as he promised last August. At Salisbury's direction he went to the Lord Chancellor, signified the cause and made petition for a day of hearing, whose answer was he had heard of the fact at the Council table; that it was very fou[l] and meet to have an example made. And for day of hearing, that they were fully taken up, yet willed he that Mr Attorney-General might repair to him and he would do what he could, the suit being for the King, and Salisbury some way interested therein. Deferred to signify this till near the day of hearing.
May not keep back an accident that fell out in October. Two of the defendants in the cause, Mr Woodyear and Mr Griffin (accessories and partners with Mr Lyle the principal) found means to get letters testimonial from the University under the Common Seal, by a surreptitious grace in the end of a congregation when few were left, to this effect: Robertus Cecilius, Cancell. Noveritis A.B. esse magistrum in artibus et bene, honeste et pacifice se gessisse. Now if testimonial be produced contrary to evidence which will be opened and be styled under the name of the head of their body, Salisbury having knowledge thereof before may use it in his wisdom.
All things are prepared sufficiently; two of his sons will attend and follow the cause for their brother's bloody injury, and his Lordship shall have a breviate as promised. Referring the rest to the bearers humbly takes leave. 21 January, 1609, from King's College in Cambridge.
Signed Seal 1 p. (136 195)
John Duport to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 21.The University, upon Mr Dean of Canterbury's giving over the place on the 17th of this present, chose me ViceChancellor, and so once more laid a burden upon me far too heavy for my weak shoulders to bear without your favour and countenance. I entreat the continuance of your wonted care over us, and your direction from time to time for the best managing of this weighty business. Jesus College in Cambridge, 21 January, 1609.
Holograph ½ p. (195 96)
The Bishop of Lincoln to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 22.I understand that within these few days the outrageous misdemeanour committed in the King's College shall be heard in that High Court of the Star Chamber. I am informed that in the course of these proceedings, the party delinquent has in his bills of answer fastened upon me (who am in no way interested in that business) some slanderous imputations, altogether impertinent to the point in hand, only to vent his rancour against me for confirming the Provost's sentence executed upon him when I was called to visit that college, and to the execution whereof the royal founder has in the statutes charged my conscience with a heavy burden. I desire your Lordship not to suffer me in my absence when I cannot answer for myself, and upon record, thus to be traduced. I refuse not the examining of any judicial action of mine if that honourable Court call it in question. I am a man of many infirmities and may err, but if extra causam I be brought in obtorto collo for a young malcontent to wreak his malice publicly and eternally upon me, I trust you will have consideration thereof, and submit myself to your judgment. From Bugden, 22 January, 1609.
Signed Seal 1 p. (126 161)
The Export of Gunpowder
1609–10, January 22.Warrant to the Earl of Salisbury to issue a licence to the Earl of Worcester and his assigns to transport into any foreign parts of Christendom, in unity with the King, 1200 barrels of gunpowder for the current year; and thereafter from time to time to transport all such monthly proportion of the powder which they have contracted to serve into the King's store as shall be by the officers of the Ordnance not received in regard of the abundance already therein. This licence to continue so long as the officers of the Ordnance shall not think fit to take into store the whole proportion monthly which they are bound to deliver. Given under the Signet at the Palace of Westminster, 22 January in the seventh year of the King's reign.
Seal 1 p. (126 162)
Sir Thomas Lake to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 22.I have nothing to trouble you with but the sending back of the French letter and this letter to my Lord Chamberlain, which is concerning the providing of the library at Whitehall for Sir Peter Yong. His Majesty at the reading of your letter was well pleased with the commendation of his own attentiveness to his thrift and of the report of Sir John Kennedy's business. I have sent back the Lord Chancellor of Ireland's letter that you may see his requests, but his Majesty thinks it not fit for him to write in a case of justice, but when he sees your Lordship he will tell his mind, what may be done.
I received within the packet from you two warrants for money matters, the one concerning the toils, the other the Children of the Chapel, both concerning my Lord Chamberlain's charge; but because there is no mention of them in your letter, nor the bills be subscribed by any officer to signify by whose direction they were made, nor any order come to me from any other whose direction I was to take, I have thought best to return them, and if they be made with your privity or Mr Chancellor's or the Lord Chamberlain's, that either they may be subscribed there, or else direction given to me what to do with them; for it seems to me the sums may be of good money due. My Lord of Rochester has sent hither to have his conge d'esliri [sic] drawn for Lichfield, but I hear not of it neither from your Lordship nor my Lord of Canterbury. From the Court at Royston, 22 January, 1609.
Holograph Sealp. (126 163)
Edmund Lassells to the Earl of Salisbury
[1609–10]—January 25.I acknowledge your favour, in that it pleased you, upon petition delivered by my wife for the receiving of my wages of 201 by year given me by his Majesty's bill assigned during my life, to answer you would speak with Mr Cofferer to receive information of what was due to me, and of that I should not be deprived. I beseech you to remember that charitable intention, and afford me your goodness so far as to give Mr Cofferer order to pay it.
I am now to serve the Marquis of Brandenburg in his war in Cleave, if it proceed (as there is now no other likelihood), the Duke of Saxony having protested, as we hear, to maintain his title against the Marquis. To bring me thither I have small means, and less to leave to my wife and her poor children in my absence. Therefore I beg your charitable consideration of my just and small request. From Antwerp, 25 January.
Holograph Seal Endorsed: '1609.' 1 p. (126 164)
Sir Thomas Lake to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 25.His Majesty has commanded me to let you know that as soon as he heard of the arrival of the French Ambassador at London, he was minded to have written to you that because the Ambassador should not think long of his stay, his Highness being so far off from him, and stay the less while after his Highness's return, some conference might pass between him and you; wherein when you had heard the particulars of his message and debated thereof with him, it might be the riper for a dispatch when his Majesty came. But then he doubted the Ambassador would be loth to utter himself till he had first spoken with his Majesty, yet now finding by my Lord Hay that himself is willing and desirous that such a conference may pass between you and him, wherein he will open the substance of his charge, his Majesty thinks fit you and he should speak together, that when you have heard him and considered of his propositions, his Majesty may be the better instructed for his answer and dispatch at his return. From the Court at Royston, 25 January, 1609.
Holograph Seal 1 p. (126 165)
The Earl of Sussex to [the Earl of Salisbury]
1609–10, January 26.I have sent you the particular in which I moved you at my last being with you, wherein I pray your favourable opinion for the other business between you and me. I have sent such things as are necessary to be used in the same to Jo. Moore of Lincoln's Inn, one of my counsel, who will at all times be ready to confer with yours. I find my wife exceeding forward and willing to relinquish part of her jointure to so good a purpose as for her son's preferment, my contentment, and both our trusts reposed in your most noble self, to whom we bequeath our child as to one whose love we know may make us and our posterity happy. I would have been myself with you but that I had taken an extreme cold, which agrees not with the bitterness of the weather. Charter House Churche yarde, 26 January, 1609.
Signed ½ p. (126 166)
Thomas Brudenell to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 26.Seeing all or the best part of my fortunes have fallen upon me since the time of his Majesty's distribution of honour (and to have sought it before had been but an abuse of his princely bounty), but now they meeting with his most royal son's instalment, and in regard divers gentlemen in my country, whose predecessors never being reputed in equal rank with mine, have lately thought their grace and priority far to exceed mine because I stand still in the same degree that my birth bestowed upon me, which birth I repute not a little enriched being not far off descended from the same stem that your Lordship is happily issued. These reasons made me then sleep, these makes [sic] me now wake and move your favour that I may live hereafter graced by my prince and raised by your Honour to such degree as it shall like his Majesty at this time of solemnisation to distribute to unhonoured gentlemen of better rank. 26 January, 1609.
Signed Seal 1 p. (126 167)
The Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge, to the Earl of Salisbury
1609–10, January 29.Being possessed of the parsonage of Aysgirth in Yorkshire, where Sir Thomas Metcalfe and his ancestors have for a long time been their farmers, they have found by divers surveys, and especially the last, that the inhabitants of the parish have for a long space withheld a great benefit of tithe in all right and likelihood belonging to the College. Finding that by long sufferance the same rights may grow in time to be extinguished, they called upon their tenant to take upon him the trial of their right; who about four years since put the same in suit in divers courts to his great charge. It is now appointed to be heard before his Honour in the Exchequer, wherefore they pray him to vouchsafe his favour when the trial shall come for hearing. Trinity College in Cambr: January 29, 1609.
Signed: Tho. Nevile; Jer. Radcliffe; Thomas Harrison; William Hall; Samuel Heron; Paul Thompson; Richard Wright; Thomas Furtho; William Barton. Part of seal 1 p. (136 196)
The Earl of Salisbury to the Town of Bury
[1609–10, January.]It is now more than a year since you obtained from the King, in consideration of your great loss by fire, a gift of lands and other things of good value, amongst which you passed against meaning certain parcels of the manor of Bury which were within the annexation.
I called your solicitor to me and gave order that the same should be reconveyed to his Majesty without your loss in your value, for I gave him choice to make up the like value in other things. This he often promised to do but it remains undone, which seems strange to me considering how willing I was to join with other of my Lords to do you any good without neglect of mine own duty. But because this may proceed rather from himself than of any general backwardness in your whole body, I forbear to censure you till I hear your answer. Therefore I have written requiring you to give order that the surrender may be made this next Hilary term without fail. I suppose you know the parcels that are to be surrendered, viz, the yearly rent of 81 10s for the fairs and markets in Bury and the ground and soil whereupon the same are kept, and all the cottages and stalls called the Bucherie.
Draft, corrected and signed by Salisbury Endorsed: 'Jan. 1609.' 1 p. (126 170)
Lord Hay to the Earl of Salisbury
[1609–10 January].After I had been with you the other night it was my fortune to come to the knowledge of an especial error which I committed, for staying so long with you, by learning of your indisposition all the day before. The serious remorse I have had ever since makes me entreat you to impute so incivil and preposterous an offence to no other cause but the sweetness of your discourse, which did hold me so enchained by the ears that in truth I did forget myself. In acquainting his Majesty with the French Ambassador's desire to communicate to you his business with his Majesty, [his Majesty] is not only content but infinitely desirous [it] should be. I could have used greater haste in this dispatch, but that you desired some respite of time for the review of your papers to prepare yourself for him. Undated
PS.—Since it was the French Ambassador's desire that in his name I should move his Majesty for the communication of the affairs betwixt you and him, I returned him an answer by my own pen, which I entreat may be sent by some messenger of your Lordship's.
Holograph Seals Endorsed: 'Jan. 1609.' 2 pp. (126 171)
Sir Richard Warberton to the Earl of Salisbury
[1609–10 January].The indisposition of my body is such as I cannot now write much, therefore I beseech you pardon my abruptness. My suit is that you will give your consent that I may pass over that company of foot which I hold in the Briell unto Capt. Daniel Veere, whereunto I have already the consent of Sir Horatio Veere, the governor. I confess it will be a means that I shall leave something the more to my wife and your godson, if God call me. Undated.
PS.—For the 100 marks by the year which is my wife's pension out of the Exchequer, I hope your hands will be as open unto her after my death as they have been in my life, for it is all she has to give her children bread.
Holograph Seal Endorsed: 'Jan. 1609.' 1 p. (126 173)
Sir Francis Darcy to the Earl of Salisbury
[? 1609–10 c. January]Refers to his long services at home and abroad in many countries, in which he consumed the greatest part of his patrimony, and appeals for relief for himself, his wife and children. Undated.
Holograph 1 p. (130 126)
[See Cal.S.P.Dom., 1603–10, p. 581]
Princess Elizabeth to the Earl of Salisbury
[? 1609–10, January]Monsieur, le present que par vostre moyen j'ay receu du Roy mon pere est, je le confesse, avec vous pour m'insiter de plus en plus au chemin de vertu, en quoy je m'enployeray de tout mon pouvoir; mais aussi m'est il un tesmoignage de la bonne vollonte que vous me portes que je recois et estime vous en remerciant et priant me la vouloir continuer; et lors que j'auray meilleure occasion que mes lettres je vous feray voir la verite qui est que je serai toujours vostre bonne amie, Elizabeth. Undated.
Holograph Seal on pink silk ½ p. (134 165)
[See Cal.S.P.Dom., 1603–10, p. 582]
Copper
[? 1609–10, January or later]Thomas Russell having found out a way to make copper by dissolution by water, petitioned the King for licence to him only. The petition was referred to the Lord Treasurer who consented to the patent being made to Russell, (fn. 1) and to two others, Bell and Johnson, on his Lordship's behalf. The patent was so granted at Russell's charge. As his Lordship would not adventure anything to prosecute the invention, and as Russell could not procure anyone to adventure so long as his Lordship held the two thirds, Bell and Johnson made over their parts to Russell, he paying to them, for his Lordship's use, 201 for every ton of copper. This 201 Russell is willing to pay, if the Lord Treasurer will free him from any other charges and from molestation, according to his promise. Undated.
Endorsed: 'Mr Ewert for copper mines.' 1 p. (196 129)

Footnotes

1 The grant was dated 26 January, 1609–10 [See Cal.S.P.Dom, 1611–19 p. 250.]