Cecil Papers
April 1611

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1970

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'Cecil Papers: April 1611', Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 21: 1609-1612 (1970), pp. 295-299. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=112468 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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April 1611

Lord Cranborne to —
[? After April 1. 1611]Draft, with translation in French:
"Sir, I am very sorry I have no occasion whereby I mought testify how much I was beholding unto you since my being in France. I desire much to requite those fauvours which you were pleased to doe me at my being there, but they being so many and my power so little as I am not able no way to equall them. Wherefore I must intreat you to accept my good will and to thinke of mee as one that will be ready to remaine. . . .
Below: "Monsieur, ie suis fort marry que ie ne point d'occasion de vous tesmoigner combien j'estois oblige a vous depuis mon retour de France. Ie desire fort de me revenger de ses fauveurs qu'il vous a pleu de me faire lors que ie fus la. Mais estants si grandes et mon pouvoir si petit qu'il n y a pas moyen que ie les puisse egaler. C'est pourquoy ie vous supplye de prendre ma bonne volonte et d'estimer de moy comme vostre treshumble serviteur." Undated
Unsigned Holograph, corrected by Cranborne 1 p. (200 140)
Sir Vincent Skinner to Lord Treasurer Salisbury
1611, April 7.The extremity of my present estate presses me to be troublesome, for most of my creditors having proceeded to judgment, if they should prosecute outlawry after it your Lordship knows in what estate I should stand for my poor estate whatsoever. For prevention whereof I have entreated Sir W. Cope and Sir M. Hicks to make offer of sale of some land, that my creditors being satisfied of some part of my debt may the rather be induced to forbear such course, and to give some reasonable time for the residue; having as great a desire to discharge my due debts as any man living, as may well appear in that within little more than 12 months I paid above 10,000l by sale of lands and goods and other good things the chief stay of my estate, and much more had done if I had not been impeached by the cruel arrest procured by my 2 late servants, a thing never attempted upon me by any but by them alone; who by that example have given encouragement unto others to use the more rigour towards me. Albeit they of all others had least cause to take that course with me, as some, who know more of their dealings than I, have told me, marvelling that I did not help myself in my place, as well as my clerks serving under me; which being a riddle unto me was in these terms "soluted", that by giving intelligence of debts due to his Majesty they made so good boot thereof that of some they had the 10th part of his Majesty's grants, yea, of some others did share 2 parts of 3, leaving the suitor his single third part for his share. So as they had not so much cause to exclaim of me, to move commiseration towards them, as is told me they do, making their vaunts to some of mine own servants that they will lay me as fast as formerly they did if I be above ground; a great indignity offered me and odious to many that heard of it, though God was pleased to humble me thereby, whereof I trust to make my profit towards Him. 7 April, 1611.
Holograph Seal 1p. (129 52)
The Privy Council to Lord Treasurer Salisbury
1611, April 7.Whereas his Majesty by his letters dated at Greenwich, 8 June, 1609, gave warrant unto your Lordship, upon letters from six of us of the Council, your Lordship to be one, to grant licence unto the undertakers to transport hence into Ireland any horses, sheep, etc., without paying custom; for as much as suit has been made to us by the Bishop of Derry for licence to transport 40 heifers, 2 bulls, 10 mares, 2 horses, 10 sows and 2 boars, we pray you to grant him licence to transport the same out of any part of this realm into Ireland without paying any custom or other duties. Whitehall, 7 April, 1611.
Seven signatures Seal 2/3 p. (129 53)
The King to Lord Treasurer Salisbury
1611, April 12.Thomas Gurlyn, gent, has presented unto us the names of Lawrence Michelborne, esq, and William Waller, gent, of co. Southampton; Parnella Towerson, widow; Anne Clarke, widow; Jane Leake, spinster; Francis Lockley, gent; the Lady Mary Culpeper, widow; Thomas Rawlyns, gent; Thomas Barram, gent; Henry Smith, gent; — Melvyn, widow; Frances Culpeper and Mary Culpeper, spinsters, of our city of London; Francis Poultney, gent; J. Brutenell, gent; and William Tressam, gent, of co. Northampton; Margery Bendishe, widow, of co. Essex; Elizabeth Carredyn and Isabel Oliver, widows, of co. Hereford; and Edward Eccleston, of Eccleston, co. Lancaster, esq, detected for recusancy, and whom he undertakes by his industry to prosecute and convict according to the laws in that case provided in the proper counties where the said recusants are "commorant"; and upon their convictions to cause inquisitions to be made of the goods and two parts of the lands of the said recusants, the same to be certified of record into our Exchequer as in that case is accustomed; craving of us to bestow upon him such benefit as in the like grants we have heretofore rewarded others our servants. Therefore we have thought good to signify unto you that when it shall appear by certificate out of the office of the Treasurer's Remembrancer of the Exchequer that the said recusants are duly convicted, their goods found or lands seized to our use and the same returned into our Exchequer, that then you give order to our Attorney General or other of our learned counsel to make a bill for a grant and lease unto the said Gurlyn of the goods and two parts of the lands of the said recusants according to a form already agreed on remaining with our Attorney, and with such reservations as are usual in leases of recusants' lands. Moreover because our intent is not by this our warrant that any delay shall be used in the prosecuting of the said recusants than otherwise by the course of our laws they should be (sic), our meaning is that if the said Gurlyn do not within one year next after the date of this our warrant convict the said recusants and return the inquisitions of their lands or goods; or in case he shall in the meantime make any private composition or receive any money or other matter of reward from any of the said recusants; that thereupon proof thereof made before any of the Barons of our Exchequer, this our warrant shall be immediately void and of none effect to the said Thomas Gurlyn, and that other our well deserving servants may then petition to us touching the said recusants. Palace of Westminster, the 12 of April, 9 Jas 1.
Sign Manual Signet 12/3pp, (129 54)
The King to Lord Treasurer Salisbury
1611, April 13.Henry Colborne, one of the Gentlemen Ushers to the Queen, and Lawrence Linlay, one of the Grooms of her Privy Chamber, have presented unto us the names of Mary Clarke; — Alington; Isabel Oliver; and — Marshe, of London, widows; Mary Yaxley and Anne Yaxley, spinsters; Dorothy Bardwell, widow; Frances Bardwell, spinster; and — Rookwood, of Coldham Hall, widow, co. Suffolk; and — Audley, of Beerechurch, co. Essex, widow, detected for recusancy, whom they undertake to prosecute and convict in the proper counties where they are commorant; and upon conviction to cause inquisitions to be made of their goods and two parts of their lands, to be certified of record into our Exchequer as is accustomed, craving of us to bestow upon them such benefit as in like grants we have heretofore rewarded other our servants. Therefore when it shall appear by certificate out of the office of our Treasurer's Remembrancer of the Exchequer that the said recusants are duly convicted, their goods found or lands seized to our use and returned into the Exchequer, give order to our Attorney General or other learned counsel to make a bill for a grant and lease to Colborne and Linlay of the said goods and two parts of the lands according to a form already agreed on. With clause against delay on the part of Colborne and Linlay in convictions (as in the above of April 12). Palace of Westminster, 13 April, 9 James I.
Sign Manual Signetpp. (129 55)
Sir William Kingsmill to Lord Treasurer Salisbury
1611, April 15.Necessity enforces me to move you touching some timber for the repairing of the lodge and amending the pale in a park of the King's called Freemantle, whereof I am keeper; the lodge being so ruinous that I have been forced to pull down the greatest part of it to prevent the falling of the rest. The park stands so exceeding high that upon tempests a whole furlong of pale is often blown down in an instant, so that it is at this present in great [need of] reparation. Wherefore if you grant your warrant for twenty trees out of the forest of Pamber or Odey I hope they shall be well employed. And whereas the King has usually heretofore paid for the carriage of such trees, if it please you to allow me the tops of those trees (which will serve for no other use but for wood) I will procure the carriage at my own charge. Malsanger, 15 April, 1611.
Holograph ½p. (129 56)
Sir Stephen Lesieur to the Earl of Salisbury
1611, April 24.The enclosed is but now come from my friend in Prague, who as I understand had written more at large in another letter, which I fear is intercepted. 24 April, 1611.
Holograph 1p. (196 39)
J. Norden to the Lord Treasurer
1611, April 26.In reference to the grant to be made to Henry Martyn, one of his Majesty's trumpeters, of certain coppices in the New Forest, he sends particulars of the leases, rents, etc., of the same. 26 April, 1611.
Holograph 1p. (132 141)
The King to Lord Treasurer Salisbury
1611, April 27.Warrant to allow William Nory, servant of Sir Henry Guntrodt, knt, returning home to Germany, to transport 1378 ounces of gilt plate for the use of Sir Henry Guntrodt, free of custom or other duty; and also for Andrew Melvin, clerk, departing beyond seas there to remain, to carry with him thirty pounds in gold of current money of England without let or molestation. Palace of Westminster, 27 April, 9 James 1.
Sign Manual Signet 2/3p. (129 57)
The Privy Council to the Earl of Salisbury Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire
1611, April 28.The King expressed his willingness to accept a yearly sum of money from the counties instead of the composition which has been made for provision of his house in specie; and authorised persons were summoned to come hither to confer thereon. Salisbury is required to make known to the justices and others that, on account of various inconveniences, proceedings in the cause are suspended till after Michaelmas. Whitehall, 28 April, 1611.
Signed: T. Ellesmere, Canc. R. Salisbury; T. Suffolke; Gilb. Shrewsbury; E. Worcester; Jul. Caesar. 1p. (196 40)
The King to Lord Treasurer Salisbury
1611, April 29.For a grant and lease to William Leslie of the goods and two parts of the lands of Thomas Phillips alias Cockman, of Eltham, co. Kent; Robert West, of the parish of St. Dunstan in Mincing Lane, London; Andreas Oxstoridge, of the parish of St. Sepulchre, London; Peter Whitcombe; Thomas Wolf, of Sumertown, co. Oxford, gent; Gabriel Mathew, of Sanslap; and John Dennett, of Wing, co. Bucks, gent, detected for recusancy, whom Leslie undertakes to prosecute and convict, etc. (In the same form as letter of April 12 above) Palace of Westminster, 29 April, 9 James 1.
Sign Manual Signet 12/3pp. (129 58)
The Privy Council to Lord Treasurer Salisbury
1611, April 29.According to his Majesty's letters dated 8 June, 1609, to give warrant to Robert Calvert, gent, one of the undertakers, to transport into Ireland 10 kine, 1 bull, 10 young store cattle, 50 ewes, 3 rams, 10 mares, horses and colts, and 5 swine, without paying custom or other duties. From Whitehall, 29 April, 1611.
Seven signatures Seal 1p. (129 59)
Acquittance
1611, April 29."Received this 29th of Aprill, 1611, frome my Lo. Cranborne to the use of my Lord and Mr., the right Honourable thearle of Mountgomery the some of thirtye ffyve pounds for soe much oweinge by the said Lord Cranborne to my Lord."
Signed: Adam Hill. Endorsed: "Aprill the 29, 1611. XXXVl paid to my lord of Mountgomery for soe much lost to him at Tennys by my Lord Cranborne." ⅓p. (200 174)