||36. Dud. Carleton to John Chamberlain. Remonstrates with him
on his love melancholy.
||37. Arthur Gregory to Salisbury. Sends sheets of a book found
in an obscure place, with a suspicious party. Offers his future service, and begs to be freed from restraint.
38. Arthur Gregory to Salisbury. Complains of poverty. His property stolen during the last plague. Has invented a very destructive
kind of shot. Recounts his past services in counterfeiting writing,
discovering secret writing [Garnet's ?], &c.; entreats favour.
39. Michael Pickering to the Same. Prays the furtherance of
his petition, referred by the King to the Council; recounts his services.
40. Geo. Southaick to the Same. Recounts his services; has
rather deserved pity than punishment; describes his miserable condition, &c.; came out of France to give advertisements to the State;
has his warrant to return there, but has no money.
41. Wm. Stallenge to the Same. Reasons for holding a market
at Penzance, which is objected to by the inhabitants of Martaiew,
3 miles off.
42. Petition of the inhabitants of King Street, Westminster, to the
Council, that itinerant venders of roots, &c., may be removed from
that street to the market-house in the Round Wool Staple, built by
43. Petition of the wife of Thos. Puckeridge to the King, to grant
her former petition, delivered at Beaulieu.
44. Petition of Rob. Seale, Clerk of the Cheque, to Salisbury,
to forward the petition which he has sent to the King for relief in
his pressing necessities.
45. The King to the Bishop of Durham. Presents Thos. Murray,
tutor to the Duke of York, to the mastership of Christ's Hospital,
Sherburn, now vacant, the advowson having been granted by the
Bishop to the King. [See 1606, July 23.]
46. Certificate, signed by the Bishop of London and 14 other
Bishops, recommending for promotion Dr. Thorne, the King's chaplain, many years Hebrew lecturer in Oxford, and translator of the
part of the Old Testament committed to that University, and
dean of Chichester.
47. Note of manors agreed to be taken into Nonsuch Park, at 20
years' purchase, with the names of the owners.
48. Sir Wm. Bowyer and Wm. Hervy to [Salisbury ?]. Their
dealings with John Good as to the purchase of his lands, for enlargement of Nonsuch Park. Prefixed is,
48. I. Particulars of the lands of John Good to be passed to the
King, with his demands for compensation.
49. Same to [the Same ?]. To the same purport as the preceding,
in reference to the lands of Thos. Evelyn, in Talworth. Prefixed is,
49. I. Particulars of the lands of Thos. Evelyn, to be taken into
50. Draft of the oath offered by the convicted recusants.
51. Form of a declaration submitted to the King, by which he
shall consent still to receive the fine of 20£. per month from certain
recusants, and refrain from seizing two-thirds of their lands, as
authorized by the late statute.
52. Suggestions on the form of grants to be issued by the King,
of the profits of recusants' lands.
53. List of recusants indited in various counties; and notes concerning them.
54. Notes of the effect of certain statutes concerning papists, and
arguments against the King's prerogative of pardon extending to
55. Note of four positions held by the papists, relative to the
supremacy of the Pope.
||56. "A True Relation how the Catholic King James draws his subjects to the Knowledge of the Holy Faith," &c. Spanish poem by
Juan de Goday, with two other short "romances" on similar subjects
57. Translation of the preamble of the above.
58. Errors and corruptions in the English translation of Bucanus's
Common Places, printed in London, 1606, as compared with the
Latin edition, of Berne, 1605. Latin.
59. Statement of the ancient course of suing for liveries and
taking homage, which the Lord Chancellor wishes to revive, instead
of the present fees for respite of homage; with note of the persons
that receive fees on the suit of liveries.
60. Notes on the good effects resulting from sending out writs for
homage, in preserving the King's tenures, &c.
61. Notes by Lord Chief Justice Coke, on the antiquity of wardships, with arguments in favour of their continuance; and statement
of advantages derivable to the Crown thereby.
62. Project by the Same, for lands holden of the King to be held
in soccage, in order to effect the abolition of wardship; with statement of benefits which would accrue to the Crown thereby.
63. Proposition by Lord Chief Justice Popham, touching the
alteration of tenures in capite or by knights service, into tenures by
64. Copy of the above.
65. Observations on the caution which should be used in propounding in Parliament an alteration of tenures under the Crown,
and abolition of wardships.
66. Query on the equity of a Chancery decision on fraud committed
by Rob. Davis, at the instigation of Rich. Glanville, in selling counterfeit jewels to Fras. Courtney.
67. Note of such timber trees as Reynolds Nicholas has sold in
the coppice of Mr. Walwyn and the several copyholds in Southam.
68. List of persons, parishes, companies, &c., in London, who are
to receive money of certain of the King's tenants.
69. Names of noblemen who have lands in Dorsetshire.
70. Statement of the claims of Edm. Nevill to certain lands
entailed on Ralph, first Earl of Westmoreland, temp. Richard II.;
[with notes by Salisbury].
71. Memorandum of a suit by the Earl of Dunbar for a commission to empower him to exact the legal fines from persons exercising
any art, mystery, or manual occupation, not having served a seven
72. Statement of a defect in the Statute 5 Eliz. concerning apprentices, in the non-appointment of Registrars in country places, by
which the Act is rendered difficult and evaded; their appointment
73. Notes for a grant of a patent to enforce the provisions of the
Act 5 Eliz. for Artificers, enacting that all apprentices shall be
bound according to the order and customs of the city of London.
Indorsed [by Salisbury,] "L. Wemms."
74. Reasons assigned by the four English counties against their
being under the jurisdiction of the Council of Wales, and included
as such in the instructions to be given to the Council.
75. Instructions given by the King to his Council within his
dominion and principality of Wales; with appointment of the
76. Inconveniences resulting to the four English counties from the
instructions to the Council of Wales relative to execution of certain
writs for fines, &c.
77. Note of lease to Hugh Samford and John Powell of the profits
of sealing writs of acquittance and recognizance, cos. Brecon and
Carmarthen, which they claim as intended to include the post fines
77. I. Grant of the above-mentioned lease, 15th Feb., 1606.
78. Advice on the inclosing of the waste grounds of the King's
manors, and dividing them amongst his tenants.
Commission to John Hone, Thos. Riddle, and others, to examine
the cause between Sir John Watts and Chas. Helmans, and Hans
Vanderveaken, merchants. [Grant Book, p. 26.]