|1. Andrew Downes, Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge,
and one of the Translators of the Bible, to Salisbury. Desires part
of the 160£. per ann. assigned for the better maintenance of the Lady
Margaret's Divinity Lecture.
2. Earl of Dunbar to the Same. The King desires him to despatch
Ronald Maxwell to Ireland, with letters to the Lord Deputy in his
favour. The King's affection for Salisbury.
3. Lettice Countess of Leicester to the Same. Assures him of her
faithful remembrance. Requests his opinion as to a proposed
match for Wat. Devereux with Lady Stallenge's daughter.
4. Same to the Same. Solicits the wardship of Mr. Peto's son, &c.
5. Ed. Curll to the Same. Is sorry he has incurred his displeasure, and beseeches pardon for an offence against Sir Henry
6. Lady Hatton to the Same. Thanks for his protection from
false reports. Begs she may be no more styled his niece of the half
blood, but his niece only; no child he has shall be more dutiful.
7. Earl of Salisbury to Mr. Bingley and Mr. Wardour. To
examine into a list prefixed of deductions, by abatements to debtors
and law expenses, on a grant of 10,000£. of Crown debts, assigned
by the King to James Lord Hay. [See Docquet, Nov. 11.]
8. Sir Edw. Ratcliffe to Salisbury. Has petitioned the King, jointly
with the Earl of Sussex. Is in distress; begs his favour towards
him, an unworthy descendant of the house of Ratcliffe. [See 1609,
9. Rocke Church, the King's Surveyor, to Salisbury. Prays
his favourable recommendation to the Lord Chancellor of his cause
against Edm. Church for inheritance of Maldon parsonage.
10. Thos. Whitesander to the Same. Desires a warrant to enable
himself and Hen. Sivedale, his partner, to see the returns of
conformed recusants, in order to levy fines on those who are
non-communicants,-a point of the statute hitherto neglected.
11. Statement of the ill conduct of Lord William Howard in
encouraging recusants in the North. Skelton, of Wetherall, a
dependant of his, took the sacrament at Easter, but spat it out of
his mouth. Lord William's servants erected a lord of misrule at
Christmas last, who disturbed the congregation at Hampton, Westmoreland. By his influence at Court, he overrules the course of law
in the North, and is aiming at the Sheriffwick of Westmoreland,
that he may have a Sheriff of his own faction.
12. Lady Derby to Salisbury. His servant, Hopper, thinks the
landing of [Hugh] Ellis, Lady Derby's servant, will hinder the
business. Rejoices at the prospect of seeing him. Begs her cousin,
Cranborne, may come with him.
13. Accounts relating to the property, debts, &c., of Thos. Hoord,
Hen. Mansfield, and Jas. Braybrook, three recusants, granted to
John Elphinstone, Gentleman Usher to the Queen. Indorsed [by
Salisbury], "The state of the case which concerneth Mr. [Ralph]
14. Imperfect report on a petition from Sir Oliver Cromwell, for
a lease of the fines in the Exchequer Crown Office, Assizes and
Sessions, to be joined with those of the Common Pleas, which he has
purchased from Rob. Franck.
15. Petition of Wm. Harborne to Salisbury. Complains of the
dilapidated state of certain grist and fulling mills at St. Mary
Ottery, Devon, as left by Rich. Sheerman, the late tenant, and of
other annoyances from him. Prays that the case may be referred
to Baron Altham.
16. Petition of Matthew Lawrence, of the Neate near Westminster, to the Same. Has been the means of apprehending
Harrington, Superior of the Franciscans, Ant. Hickmott, and other
priests. Prays for warrant to pursue his search for priests and
Jesuits, and for remuneration.
17. Petition of Winifred, widow of John Morris, to the Same, as
sole surviving Commissioner of the late Queen, for her manor of
Bradfarton. Prays for redress against John Watson, who keeps
her children out of their just inheritance.
18. Petition of Rich. Page to the Same. Prays for renewal of his
lease of Aldingham Hall, and other houses and lands in Becliff,
Lancaster, though not yet duly surveyed.
19. Petition of Rich. Wright to Salisbury, to be continued in
his service as his lime-burner and dealer. Estimate of prices of lime
20. Petition of Henry Antonison Wissell, and others, to the King,
against the frequency of bankruptcy and the oppressions of usurers.
They have invented a means of preventing those evils, propounded
in a discourse enclosed, and beg permission to put it into practice.
21. Copyholders of Harthurst, Suffolk, to Salisbury and others.
Pray they may not be charged with higher fines than heretofore.
21. I. List of the names of poor copyholders and householders at
22. Indenture of lease by the Earl of Salisbury, demising certain
parcels of ground adjoining Durham House, to his servant, Thos.
Wilson, of the Strand.
23. Statement of the loss sustained by the Crown, in the lease
granted to the late Earl of Devonshire, of the farm of the imposts
on French and Rhenish wines, by him sub-let to Garway and
Salter; points in which the lease is not valid; and augmented offers
of Sir John Swinnerton, the late lessee.
24. Memorandum that the readers of Gray's Inn solicit the Earl
of Salisbury's letter in Mr. Ireland's behalf, to be elected their
25. "A toleration" set down by the Council for stretching and
straining a certain number of cloths of Suffolk, Essex, Somerset,
Gloucester, and Coventry, contrary to the form of laws now in force,
and for transporting the same to the Eastland countries, Muscovy,
26. Suggestion for reform in levying the custom on cloths, by
making a difference between the imposition on fine and coarse
27. Plan of a horn-work covering the approach to some buildings,
and of redoubts for attacking the work.
28. List of benefices and their occupants, cos. Lincoln, Bedford,
Bucks, and Leicester.
29. Grant to the tenants of Hampton Court, of the preservation
of their ancient rights and customs, touching alienation fines.
30. Memoranda of certain orders for the Exchequer, and of the
duties of its officers.
31. Project for an office of assignment of collateral assurances
upon purchases into his Majesty's hands.
32. Account of fines and penalties paid into the Pipe Office upon
forfeitures, from 44 Elizabeth to 6 James I.
33. Particulars of the descent of the manor of Duntish and
34. Names of the King's manors in various counties wherein there
are copyholders for lives, and of the stewards who have made no
certificates of keeping courts and making fines.
35. Names and rentals of the King's manors whereof the copyhold tenants have or pretend to have estate of inheritance, within
36. List of copyhold tenants in Bisley manor, with amount of
37. List of the King's manors in Sussex belonging to copyholders
of inheritance, with the annual rents.
38. Project for raising the King's revenue by compounding with
tenants in the Northern parts, for their customary knights' service, &c. (fn. *)
39. Account of the whole revenue of the Duchy of Lancaster.
40. List of the sources of the Crown revenues, certain and uncertain.
41. Abridgement of the above.
42. Account of receipts expected, and debts of the Crown growing
due, before Christmas next.
43. Divers extraordinaries accrued and payed since the 1st of
44. Similar account from the same period, with additions.
45. Similar account from the same period.
46. Statement of the annual improvements of the revenue, and of
the annual increase of expenditure.
47. List of receipts by the Crown in ready money, with deductions to be made, by assignment or by defalcation.
48. List of receipts and heads of expenditure of the Crown.
49. Memorandum of assignment of 120,000£. received from the
50. Account of fees or wages to servants of the Queen, Prince, and
Duke of York, and to divers stewards of the King's lands; annuities payable to divers captains for service in Ireland; and annuities
granted by the late Queen, and still payable.
51. Another list of annuities to divers persons.
52. List of pensions granted to poor men and maimed soldiers.
53. List of annuities granted to divers persons for apprehending
traitors, and to divers poor men and lame soldiers.
54. List of fees or wages to the officers of the Admiralty works,
Jewel house, revels, tents, toils, and posts.
55. List of payments rendered with certainty to the Crown from
various sources specified, quarterly or monthly.
56. Accounts of fees or wages to various officers, viz., to physicians,
surgeons, and apothecaries; to tradespeople and others, the King's
servants; to keepers of houses, wardrobes, and gardens; to keepers
of forests, parks, walks, and games; to huntsmen and falconers; to
captains of castles and forts; to the officers of armoury and ordnance;
to gunners; fees and corodies in universities, and to readers therein;
to the Poor Knights of Windsor; and corodies to hospital people.
57. List of annuitants; with the sums granted.
58. List of fees or wages payable to several officers of the Exchequer, heralds, serjeants-at-arms, &c.
59. Similar list of the officers and Clerks of the Exchequer, &c.
60. List of fees and wages to the officers of the King's Household,
the Secretaries of State, Clerks of the Council, Privy Seal, and Signet.
61. List of fees and wages payable to the Judges and law officers
of the Crown.
62. Ordinary wages due to the King's servants for the Christmas
63. Account of fees and wages due to divers officers of the King's
Household, and those of the Queen, Prince, and Duke of York.
64. Account of receipts, from divers sources, of the Crown revenue
since Michaelmas last.
65. Memorandum of sums of money issued to several persons
66. Memorandum of receipts arising to the Crown from sundry
67. Account of debts, ordinary and extraordinary, due by the
68. Statement of annuities and pensions due at Christmas last,
which are in arrears and unpaid.
69. Memorandum [by Salisbury] of payments to the Royal
70. Statement of the annual improvements of the revenue since
the King's accession.
71. Warrant to issue 100£. towards making a vault (or sewer) for
draining, &c. from St. Martin's Lane as far as St. Giles's, so that the
King's passage "through those fields shall be both sweeter and more
||72. Sir Julius Cæsar to the Attorney and Solicitor General.
Requests them to draw up a commission to the Lord Chancellor and
others, for sale, in fee-farm, of certain mills, parsonages, and unentailed
quillett lands, not exceeding the value of 1,000£. per annum.
73. Note of delivery of certain lands, &c., to William Garway and
others, contractors for purchase of quilletts and lands, to make up
their grant of 2,000£. per ann.
74. Instructions from Salisbury to the Earl of Pembroke, to make
a lease of the issues of post fines to Thos. Morgan and Edw. Leche.
75. Note [by Salisbury] of the rental of the post fines, pre-fines,
and profits of the Seal, and of lease of the same to the Earl of Pembroke. Probably connected with the preceding paper.
76. Copy of the above.
77. Memoranda of business, [by Salisbury].
78. Leonard Mapes to [Thos.] Cæsar. Requests directions in the
troublesome office committed to him, of Receiver of subsidies on
stuffs and hose made in Norfolk, until determination of the dispute
between the hosiers and the deputy patentee for sealing.
79. The King to the Bishop of [Winchester.] Requests a lease, in
reversion, for Ferdinando Lilburn, Groom of the Privy Chamber,
of Pendle-trenthide, co. Dorset, belonging to Winchester College.
80. The Same to --. In favour of Edmund Matthew, of
Radder, Glamorganshire, who is an earnest suitor to his daughter
81. The Same to the -- of -- College. To elect Wm.
Boswell, six years student there, to a Fellowship now void.
82. Copy of the above.
83. The King to the Chamberlain of Bristol. To deliver up a
recognizance for 2,000£., forfeited by Wm. Vawer of Bristol, executor
of Peter Matthews, as being intended only for the use of the
children of Matthews.
84. The Same to the Warden, &c. of All Souls College, Oxford.
Recommends George Rawley, a student there, to the next vacant
85. John Osborne to Salisbury. Had entered into a bond on
behalf of his brother, fined, with other gentlemen of Northamptonshire, for inclosure and depopulation. Prays that, until his brother
can redeem the bond, his recognizance granted to Sir Thos. Somerset
may not be exacted.
86. Estimate of provisions for 80 men to serve in the ship
Gwyana for four months.
87. Particular statement of frauds committed by persons connected
with the management of the Navy, the loss thereby amounting to
88. Plot of Rewardean Bailiwick, Forest of Dean, co. Gloucester.