||1. Thos. Wildgoose to Visct. Cranborne. His first work shall be a
boat of pleasure "for his Majesty and his fair Queen to sport up and
down the Thames," "and no man perceive how it goeth." Wants a
patent to build "shippes and boates to go after the like sort."
2. John Mokett to the Same. Requests allowance for payment of
3. Earl of Devonshire to the Same. Sends him six rabbits.
4. Sam. Danyel to the Earl of Devonshire. Is sorry for having
offended him by pleading before the Council, when called in question
for the tragedy of Philotas, that he had read part of it to the Earl;
had no other friend in power to help him; knows he shall live "inter
historiam temporis;" and will vindicate his innocence.
5. Uriah Verney to Visct. Cranborne. Begs him to allow the sale
of certain timber in Penley Park, for discharge of the debts of Sir
Fras. Verney, his nephew.
6. Warrant to pay sums authorized by the Lord Treasurer and
Visct. Cranborne, for enlarging the room in the Tower where the
lions are kept.
7. Edw. Reynoldes to --. Declines a trust proposed to him,
because the plan suggested would not be just to the creditors, and
because he wishes for a life of retirement.
8. The Same to Sir John Rawlins. Thinks Rawlins should be
provided for by his cousins, instead of being driven to live by borrowing. Exhorts him to patience and prudence in managing his
9. Earl of Northumberland to [a near relation]. Dissertation on
love, and on its incompatibility with the pursuits of learning.
10. Petition of John Lambe, co-registrar of the diocese of Peterborough, to the King, complaining of Philip Stringer's attempt to
set aside his share of the patent of that office, by obtaining a new
patent for himself.
11. Petition of the Same to the Council, requesting them to revoke
their decision that his case shall be settled by the Bishop of Peterborough, and to refer it to civilians not interested in it.
12. Copy of the above.
13. Duplicate of the above, addressed to Lord Treasurer Dorset.
14. Duplicate of the preceding, addressed to Earls Dorset, Suffolk,
Shrewsbury, Northampton, and Visct. Cranborne. Annexed is,
14. I. Grant made in 1601, by Wm. Bayley, Archdeacon of
Northampton, to Philip Stringer, of the registrarship of
the diocese of Peterborough; indorsed with memoranda of
the case in dispute, as to the right of Lambe against that
of -- Hall and Thos. Smith, of Cambridge, deputed by
Stringer, now deceased.
15. Petition of John Peare for His Majesty's letters to the Mayor,
&c. of Winchester, that he may be made Recorder there, having been
deprived of the recordership of Southampton, by the King's recommendation of Mr. Levingston.
16. Petition of Richard Baker, merchant of London, to the King,
complaining that he could not obtain redress from the Court of
Spain, for the non-fulfilment of a contract, by John Rodrigus Leche
and Francisco Gomes, of Fayal island.
17. Petition of the Merchant traders into Spain to the Council,
requesting their influence to obtain permission for them to sell in
Spain, free from the lately imposed duty of 30 per cent., any foreign
commodities which have already paid duty in England, excepting
those of Holland and Zealand; with a list of commodities most
saleable in Spain and the West Indies.
|18. Petition of William Harris, prisoner, to the Council. Has
been committed for speaking scandalous words relative to the King's
right to the Crown; prays to be released.
19. Opinion of the Lord Chief Justice on Clause VII. in the
statute 1 Jac. I., cap. 4, relative to the passing beyond sea without
20. Copy of the above.
21. Satire on the non-preaching ministry, under the form of a
"Petition of the Unpreachable Ministers of England" to the King,
bewailing the multiplicity of preachers, and the raillery to which
they are themselves subjected.
22. Particular of the possessions belonging to the monastery of
St. Albans, and afterwards sold by Sir Rich. Lee to the late
23. Memorandum of reasons why the King should make a grant
for life of Higham Park to the lessee thereof.
24. Mr. Jordan's (?) propositions for "your Honour" to have a
profit on the export of cloths, not included in the Earl of Cumberland's patent.
25. List of recusants whose fines are granted to Lady Walsingham, Mr. Izod, Stephen le Sieur, Sir Thos. Monson, the Earl of
Southampton, Wm. Wingfield, Lady Eliz. Stewart, and others.
26. E. B. to Edw. Foulthrop. Sends him the "Memoriall of a
Christian Life," and offers to send 200 copies of a book called "The
Resolution," which is in request in London. Advises him to come
to Flanders with a shipload of Newcastle coals, grindstones, &c.
27. Pedigree of Margaret, wife of Sampson Lennard, from Thomas
Lord Dacre; proving that she inherits the title of Lady Dacre.
28. Declaration of the right of Margaret, sister of the late Lord
Dacre and wife of Sampson Lennard, to the barony of Dacre, which
being approved by Commissioners appointed by the late Queen, she
begs to be admitted thereto.
29. List of Commissioners to be appointed for preserving the
game in Lincolnshire.
30. A Scotch minister to the King. Being disappointed of a
grant of the outlawry of Wm. and Theodosia Broadwell, and of a
promised parsonage, and threatened with deposition for absence, begs
to have the denization of 10 Dutchmen, to pay his expenses home.
31. Memorial to Visct. Cranborne, soliciting discharge of a debt
due to M. de Sourdeac, and an attachment of the estate of Rob.
Bassett, on account of his debt to John de Harenedar and Co., of
St. Jean de Luz. French.
32. Warrant to allow to Sir Thos. Vavasour, Knight Marshall,
53s. 4d. per week for diet of Florence M'Carty, now remaining
prisoner with him, although 40s. was the previous allowance for
him, 40s. for Gwyn, the priest, and 4£. for Sir Anthony Standen,
the two former of whom have been long since discharged.
33. Instructions as to the order in which the King desires his
payments to be made. [Probably for the Lord Treasurer.]
34. Statement of compositions admitted on forfeiture of bonds to
the King. [The composition money only amounts to a 200th part
of the penalties.]
35. Synopsis of a project for a visitation of the clergy.
36. Memorandum relative to the royal prerogative of instituting
ecclesiastical visitations, for discovering concealed lands, establishing
37. Note of Sir Benj. Pellet's fraudulent dealings towards the
minister of Bolney, Sussex, in suborning witnesses to accuse him of
38. Discourse by a converted Romanist, headed "Consultatio Pontificis de Sacro Bello," describing the state of Germany and the neighbouring nations. The plans of Pope Clement VIII. and the Emperor
to put down the evangelical Princes and the reformed religion. The
workings of the Jesuits. List of names of the Pope's spies at
39. Astrological prophecy of changes expected to take place in
Europe before the year 1623. [In the same hand as the above.]
40. Regulations for preventing abuses in the Narrow Seas and
ports of England, by hostilities committed therein between the vessels
of Spain and the United Provinces, now at war with each other.
41. Notes addressed to Clarencieux Herald, of the pedigree of Sir
Walter Mildmay for 16 generations.
42. The King to the Governors of [Westminster ?] College. Requires them to prefer Albert Moreton, a scholar there, to Cambridge,
at the next election.
43. Jane Danyell to the King. Her husband was persecuted in the
Star Chamber by great persons, and imprisoned for non-payment of
his fine. He obtained his liberty at the general pardon on the King's
accession, but no allowance for support, though others received
pardon for debts, as well as freedom. Their lands are detained for
the fine, although they would have paid it, if allowed to retain
them. Begs discharge of the fine, and restoration of their estates.
44. "A true declaration of the fatal accydent of me, Jane
Danyell," with a dedication to Queen Anne, repeating the gra-
cious words uttered to her by the late Queen, "Write to me the
truth of your cause, and fear not;" but stating that Queen Elizabeth
being deceased before the completion to her work, she presents it to
Queen Anne, as her successor.
45. Rough note book by Thos. Wilson, containing an imperfect
diary of public and private occurrences, copies of letters and state
documents, literary and other memoranda, from April 1601 to
August 1604. [Incomplete and much damaged.]