James I: Volume 43
January-February, 1609

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'James I: Volume 43: January-February, 1609', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610 (1857), pp. 484-495. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=15028 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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January-February, 1609.

Jan. 1. 1. Acrostic by Hen. Brocas, addressed to Lord Treasurer Salisbury on New Year's Day.
Jan. 3.
London.
2. John Chamberlain to Dud. Carleton. Conversation between Sir Walter Coke and Salisbury about Carleton. Have had a dull Christmas. Le Sieur is returned from Florence. Death of Secretary Davison. End of Sir John Leveson's suit concerning the carrack.
Jan. 3. 3. Dud. Carleton to Sir Wal. Cope. Has begun the great work of St. Chrysostom with the new year. Is ready to go wherever sent, and grateful for Salisbury's remembrance.
Jan. 3. 4. John Hare to Salisbury. Has digested the business into heads. The faults are not all in his office. It is false that all the King's debts are in process. There are many ill practices to be rectified, but begs he may not be named as informer thereof.
Jan. ? 5. Warrant for a grant to John Shelbury of certain lands in Cornwall purchased by Sir Walter Raleigh from Philip Amadas, and by his attainder devolved on the Crown.
Jan. 3. 6. Sir Walter Raleigh to John Shelbury. Directs him to give John Meere the promise of the lease of Bishop's Ottery, as soon as it shall be known to whom the land belongs.
Jan. 4.
Westminster.
Proclamation for the prorogation of Parliament. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 187.]
Jan. 5.
Eton.
7. Dud. Carleton to John Chamberlain. Does not wish to go to town. Hopes Sir Walter Cope will shew his letters to the Lord Treasurer in time. Is weary of a country life.
Jan. 7.
Dorset House.
8. Robt. Earl of Dorset to Bancroft Archbp. of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor Ellesmere. Persists in his offer of living again with his wife. Cannot concur in allowing her 1,400£. per annum.
Jan. 7.
Peter House.
9. Fellows of Peter House College, to Dr. Richardson. They intend to elect him as Master, should their present Master die.
Jan. 8.
London.
10. Writ of Dr. Dan. Dunn for appearance of Walter Jones, Vicar of Starton, in the Arches Court, on the petition of Robt. Rainsford, of Starton, dioc. Peterborough. With return, dated 28th January. Latin.
Jan. 8.
Whitehall.
Proclamation against pirates, with articles and ordinances relating to piracy. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 188.]
Jan. 8.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to the Earl of Worcester, 330£. 14s. 8d., for providing horses for the use of the Prince, the Queen, and the Lady Elizabeth; and 400£. for the future provision of horses for the King's service. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 75.]
Jan. 9.
Hertford.
11. Deputy Lieutenants of Hertfordshire to Salisbury, Lord Lieutenant. Send certificate of their proceedings in the Musters of the county.
Jan. 9. 12. Petition of Fras. Galbraith, Serjeant of the Pantry, to Salisbury, to forward his suit for a grant of Kirk-Oswald Parks, Cumberland. With reference to Mr. Auditor King, and his return thereon.
Jan. 9.
Whitehall.
Earl of Salisbury to the Officers of Customs. License for the Earl of Dunbar to ship for Berwick a piece of brass ordnance and other goods, without search. [Dom. Corr., April 22.]
Jan. 9. 13. Edward Earl of Worcester to Sir Thos. Lake. For a warrant for wages and liveries for George Kevett, in attendance on the Princess Elizabeth.
Jan. 10. 14. John Chamberlain to Dud. Carleton. Conversation with [Sir Walter Cope], who is likely to be Secretary. Sir Walter Raleigh's estate has fallen, by reason of a flaw in the conveyance, into the King's hands, and he has bestowed it on Sir Robt. Carr, who is to marry the Lady Ann Clifford. The King gone to Theobalds. Truce with the Low Countries progresses. The Lord Chamberlain's daughter dead.
Jan. 10. 15. Memorandum of the debts of Visct. Haddington.
Jan. 10 ? 16. Memorandum [by Salisbury], relative to Lord Haddington's debts to the King.
Jan. 10 ? 17. Account of part of the Crown lands delivered to the Farmers of the Customs. Indorsed [by Salisbury], "Lands for the Lord Haddington."
Jan. ? 18. Account of the revenue arising from the mises in North Wales, South Wales, and Cheshire; with the amounts assigned to and already paid by each county, according to a rate made in 1606.
Jan. 12. Grant to Dr. Leonard Por, of the office of Ordinary Physician of the Household. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 77.]
Jan. 13.
London.
19. Kath. Walshe to Salisbury. For a proportion to be paid her out of the King's moiety of 8,000£. of old debts to be recovered by John Elphinstone, or of some other old debts to be recovered by herself.
Jan. 13. 20. Edmund Lord Sheffield to the Same. Recommends Ralph Maddison for the place of Receiver of Lincolnshire. Has been very ill.
Jan. 13. 21. Patrick Comyng to Salisbury. Prays for a termination to his tedious suit. Has purchased the forfeitures of six recusants, and requests four more.
Jan. 13.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Hen. Greener, 140£. for the charges of Hen. Starchy and other miners sent over from Saxony, to be employed in the mines in Scotland. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 70.]
Jan. 14. 22. Sir Hen. Nevill to Salisbury. Has not offended him since their recent reconciliation. Is in difficulties. Prays him to forward his suit to the King for the farm of some land, or for annuities to his younger sons, in compensation for 4,000£. spent by him in the public service in France.
Jan. 15. 23. Agreement between the King's Commissioners and Sir Thos. Vavasour, Peter Van Lore, and others, contractors for purchase of mills, lands, and other things specified.
Jan. 16.
Eton.
24. Dud. Carleton to J. Chamberlain. Hopes of preferment. Glad to hear that Sir Rowland Lytton is coming to London to get advice for his eyes.
Jan. 16.
Bishops Waltham.
25. Thos. Bilson, Bishop of Winchester, to Sir Thos. Lake. To further the petition to the King of John Good, and other inhabitants of Maldon, for the re-building of their church.
Jan. 17.
Salisbury.
26. Henry Cotton, Bishop of Salisbury, to the Earl of Salisbury. Sends a copy of the surrender of the manor of Sherborne, made to him by Sir Walter Raleigh.
Jan. 17. 27. Inventory of Mrs. Read's goods in Chelsea House. [See also Sept. 7, 1606.]
Jan. 17.
Westminster.
Grant to Geo. Crooke and Edwd. Woodward, of the King's moiety of old debts due to the Crown, to be recovered by Thos. Garland, and by Fr. James and John Gay, of London. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 85.]
Jan. 19.
Eton.
28. Dud. Carleton to John Chamberlain. Sends verses on "the poor young Pope who was so pitifully massacred by the mad monsieurs." Wants a house in Westminster.
Jan. 19.
Westminster.
29. Grant to Wm. Markey and Thos. Webber, of the benefit of the recusancy of Sir Alex. Barlow, John Sothworth of Samlesbury, Anne Collehurst of Edsforth, Nich. and John Skillicorne, of Preesall, Adam Haughton of the Leigh, co. Lancaster, and John Pewteres, of Hereford.
Jan. 19.
Royston.
30. Sir Thos. Lake to Salisbury. Signifies the King's pleasure concerning a suit of Sir Thos. Monson for a lease of tenements in the Tower, in reversion after Sir Hen. Lee.
Jan. 20.
Royston.
31. Same to the Same. The King has perused the examination of Bagliano, the Italian, and leaves the sifting of the matter to his Lordship's care, &c. His Majesty refuses further grants of old debts, having been liberal because he thought them little worth. Sir George Ramsay has asked 4,000£. worth of them.
Jan. 20. Petition of Sir Edw. Michelborne and others to Salisbury, for leave to export as many goods, duty free, as were shipped on board the Sarai and Joan, and taken by pirates. With reference to Baron Snigg, and his report thereon, Feb. 20 and 21. [Dom. Corresp., April 22.]
Jan. 20. Grant to Thos. and Edw. Lawley, Adam Chapman, and Thos. Dunn, of the office of Prothonotary and Clerk of the Crown, cos. Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 77.]
Jan. 20. Grant to Honoria Lady Harris, widow, and Fras. de Verton, alias de la Forest, of the moiety of debts due to the Crown, from the last year of Hen. VIII. to the 31st of Elizabeth. [Grant Bk., p. 35.]
Jan. 21. 32. Petition of Mary, widow of Chris. Carlisle, Governor of Knockfergus, to Salisbury, for the benefit of lands devolved to the Crown by attainder of Wm. Vaux. With order thereon. Annexed is,
32. I. Certificate of former proceedings in the suit of Chris. Carlisle for the lands of Wm. Vaux, by Rich. Hutton. Ser- jeants' Inn, May, 26, 1608. With reference thereon by the King to the Lord Treasurer, July 27, 1608. Windsor.
Jan. 21.
Strand.
33. Ann Lady Cobham to Salisbury. Solicits a pension for her son, Calisthenes Brooke, wounded in serving against the rebels in the Irish wars.
Jan. 21.
Northampton House.
34. Earl of Northampton, Warden of the Cinque Ports, to the Mayor, Minister, and Jurates of Winchelsea. Appoints them Commissioners to examine all persons who offer to embark or land in that neighbourhood, rather than at Dover, Rye, or Sandwich; and to bring such as they shall find suspicious before Sir Thos. Waller, Lieutenant of Dover Castle. Incloses,
34. I. Instructions by the Council to the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, for better governance of the passage; all persons to be examined and registered, and none allowed to sail but from Dover, Rye, or Sandwich. Dec. 8, 1608. Whitehall.
Jan. 21.
Northampton House.
35. The Same to the Deputy, Minister, and others of Brightlingsea. Similarly appointing them Commissioners for that place.
Jan. 21.
Northampton House.
36. The Same to the Bailiff, Minister, Jurates, and Town Clerk of Pevensey. Appointing them Commissioners for that place.
Jan. ? 37. List of Commissioners for the passage at Birchington, Kent.
Jan. ? 38. Blank bond to refrain, under penalty of 20£., from victualling or lodging any person crossing the seas, that has not been presented before the Commissioners for the passage.
Jan. 23.
London.
39. John Chamberlain to Dud. Carleton. The House at Westminster not yet furnished. Interview with Sir Walter Cope. The King has erected a new office, by appointing Sir Rich. Wigmore Marshal of the Field. Project to plant Ireland with English and Scotch. Threatened quarrel with the Duke of Florence. Arrival of ships from India and Virginia, their lading, &c.
Jan. 24.
Rycot.
40. Fras. Lord Norris to Dud. Carleton. Wishes he had seen the walkers on the Thames. Has the toothache from sliding on the moat. Has sold some land to Sir Wal. Cope. Is desirous to farm Shotover and Stow Woods, having the keeping of the deer there.
Jan. 25.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay the allowances granted to Henry Brooke, late Lord Cobham, to such persons as he may appoint to be receivers thereof. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 61.]
Jan. 26.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Sir John Spilman, jeweller, 3,604£. 5s. for plate and jewels. [Ibid., p. 72.]
Jan. 26. Grant to Alex. Roberts of the office of Receiver of fines levied before the President and Council of Wales. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 77.]
Jan. 26.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay 1,398£. to William Kindt, for jewellery for the Princess Elizabeth and M. Soubise; and also 100£. to Hen. Brookbank, for a petticoat given by the King to the Queen. [Ibid., p. 60.]
Jan. 26. Docquet of the above.
Jan. 26. Grant to Wm. Garway and Nich. Salter, of leave to deduct 315£. yearly from their payment of duty on wines, in consideration of wines now brought in, freed from duty. [Grant Bk., p. 34.]
Jan. 27. Grant to Hen. Gibbs of all the goods of Hen. Jackman and Thos. Rivett, outlaws. [Ibid., p. 34.]
Jan. 27. Grant to Art. Proger of the office of Keeper of the mews at Charing Cross, for life. [Ibid., p. 36.]
Jan. 28.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to the Cofferer of the Household, 30,000£. yearly, for the expenses of the Household of the King and Princes, above the ordinary yearly assignment. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 4.]
Jan. 28.
Tavistock.
41. William Earl of Bath to Salisbury. Thanks for favour to Roger Papworth. Solicits the omission of a proviso, inserted during his youth, in his Commission of Lieutenancy, that he should do nothing without consent of three of his Deputies.
Jan. ? 42. Memorandum [by Salisbury] of the receipts of certain pastures at Holdenby.
Jan. 28. 43. The King to the Court of Exchequer. Having purchased from Sir Chris. Hatton the mansion of Holdenby, for the Duke of York, to be retained for the present by the King, the keepership thereof is granted to Elizabeth, wife of Sir Edw. Coke: the usual fees are to be allowed to her, to the person of Holdenby, to a keeper and man for the deer, and to a gardener and man; also the sums necessary for repairs, all of which are to be paid out of the revenues of the manor.
Jan. ? 44. Gofton's certificate of the mansion houses, &c., assigned and to be assigned to the Duke of York.
Jan. 29. ? 45. Petition of Wm. Coombe, co. Dorset, to Salisbury, for redress against the fraudulent conduct of John Allian, rent-gatherer for the manor of King's Beer, co. Dorset, who sold to him the lease of a cer- tain tenement there, having no right in it. With reference thereon.
Jan. 29.
Co. Dorset.
46. Rich. Donster, of King's Beere, Dorsetshire, to Salisbury. Prays to have the preference of leasing one of the King's tenements at Southbrook, Dorset.
Jan. 30. 47. Thos. Visct. Bindon to the Same. Explains the reasons of the delay of his certificate concerning Musters in the county [of Dorset].
Jan. 30.
Oxford.
48. Certificate from the Vice-Chancellor and Heads of Colleges, Oxford, in favour of Dr. John Budden, of Magdalen College, reader of the Civil Law lecture, since the departure of Dr. Gentilis.
Jan. 49. Account of arrears of old debts due to the Crown in Hilary term.
[Jan.] 50. Note of New Year's gifts made by and to the King in the first and sixth years of his reign; with balance of profit and loss thereon.
Jan. ? 51. Warrant to pay to the bearer 110£. for a ring, the King's New Year's gift to the Queen.
Jan. ? 52. List of fines taxed in the Court of Star Chamber, from Trinity term 44 Eliz. to Hilary term 6 Jac. I.
Feb. 1. 53. Simon Willis to Salisbury. Encloses a copy of his answer to Michell's slanderous information. Begs release from confinement. Has not, as reported, discovered any of Salisbury's instruments in Italy.
Feb. 2.
Eton.
54. Dud. Carleton to John Chamberlain. Is removing to Westminster. Lady Savile dangerously ill. Family news.
Feb. 3.
Cambridge.
55. Dr. Thos. Jegon, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, to Salisbury. Death of Dr. Playfair, Margaret lecturer. The University is well affected towards Mr. [John] Davenant for his successor.
Feb. 3.
Pied Bull in the Strand.
56. Sir Samuel Sandys to the Same. Explains the tenure on which he holds the manor of Ombersley. Will comply with the King's wish, and compound for renewal of the lease, for 40 years or six lives.
Feb. 3. 57. Note that the inhabitants of Great Grimsby were anciently discharged from payment of certain aids [pour fille marier, &c.] Prefixed is,
57. I. Petition of the inhabitants of Great Grimsby to the King, against the payment of a certain aid, with order in Council, 10 March, 3 Hen. IV., deciding that the levy of it should be suspended.
Feb. 3.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Esme Stuart, Lord Aubigny, 18,000£., for his surrender of a grant of 1,000£. per ann., of certain Crown lands in fee-simple. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 33.]
Feb. 3. 58. Justices of Merionethshire to Ralph Lord Eure, President of Wales. The inconveniences resulting from holding the Sessions in different places are very great, from want of accommodation. Request that they may always be held in one place, where dwellings could then be erected on purpose, and recommend Harlech, the county town.
Feb. 4. 59. Inhabitants of Harlech to Ralph Lord Eure, President of Wales. The town is fallen into great decay, because the Sessions, formerly held there, are removed to other places; entreat his influence that they may be brought back again.
Feb. 4. 60. The King to the Lord Treasurer. To appoint officers to prevent coster vessels sailing from one port to another, to load and unload in obscure places, by which the King's customs are defrauded.
Feb. 4.
St. James's.
61. Sir David Murray to Salisbury. Requests that Palmer, the Prince's embroiderer, may be paid 400£., for a saddle bestowed a year and a half ago by the King on the Prince, who has ordered it to remain in his wardrobe till the poor man is paid.
Feb. 4.
Strand.
62. Fras. Berty to the Same. Presses for payment of a debt of between 1,100£. and 1,200£., due to him by the King's mother [Mary Queen of Scots], which he has forborne forty years. Was noticed by the late Lord Burleigh, but got into trouble for Lord Cobham's sake.
Feb. ? 63. Thos. Phelippes to the Same. Thanks for his allowance [of his half year's annuity] to his wife. Hopes that on giving security for his debt to the Crown, he may be restored to his own lands, the lease of which is granted to Sir Rob. Carey, who is unwilling to relinquish it. [See April 18.]
Feb. ? 64. Memorandum [by Thos. Phelippes], to acquaint Sir Thos. Lake with the particulars of a petition to be preferred to the Earl of Salisbury, in reference to the payment of his debt.
Feb. 6. 65. Petition of Thos. Phelippes, Collector of the Petty Customs, to Salisbury, that the arrears due to him on annuity may be allowed in defalcation of his debt to the late Queen Elizabeth, except that of one half year, which has been paid him. With order thereon.
Feb. 6. 66. Petition of the poor tenants of Whitwick, co. Leicester, to the Same. Sir John Grey seeks to have a lease of that lordship; they pray to remain the King's tenants. With order thereon.
Feb. 6. Grant to Gilbert Wood, of the office of Keeper of the hare warren at Hampton Court. [Grant Bk., p. 37.]
Feb. 7. 67. Thos. Pownde to Salisbury. For relief from an exorbitant assessment of his manor of Beamonds.
Feb. 7. 68. List of suitors to bring in the King's debts, with the amounts to be recovered, and the parties to whom the King's moiety is assigned.
Feb. 7.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay or allow to Wm. Anys, Merchant, 300£., for prosecuting the King's suits in the Star Chamber, relative to tin causes. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 46.]
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Wm. Goodrowse, Serjeant Surgeon, 400£. for laying out the gardens of Somerset House. [Ibid., p. 67.]
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Visct. Lisle 75£. 9s. 10d. for charges of Commissioners, &c., employed in finding Sir Rob. Dudley's lands. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 68.]
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Sir Roger Aston, Master of the Great Wardrobe, 11,316£. 0s. 10d., and 13,751£. 5s., being two years' arrears of his accounts for that office. [Ibid., p. 15.]
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay certain sums to the contractors for transporting ordnance, &c. into Ireland, for conveyance and for insurance of the same. [Ibid., p. 14.]
Feb. 8. 69. Memorandum by Matthew de Quester of despatches delivered and sent since Dec. 10, 1608.
Feb. 9. 70. Memoranda of days of term; letters to stewards of manors to bring up their rolls; accounts of noblemen's debts to be delivered in, &c.
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
Grant to the Earl of Bedford of manors, parsonages, &c. not named, value 120£. per ann. [Sign Manuals, Vol. i., No. 2.]
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Sir Pat. Murray, Sir Jas. Auchterlony, and John Murray, 1,500£. as a gift, for the surrender of letters patent, dated 20 July last. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 44.]
Feb. 11.
Royston.
71. Visct. Fenton to Salisbury. Received his packet and delivered the inclosures to the King, who returns them all except the King of Denmark's. Has provided a lodging for M. Caron.
Feb. 11.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Benj. Rudyard 1,000£. out of the King's moiety of old debts granted to Sir Stephen Le Sieur. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 89.]
[Feb. 11.] 72. List of Special Commissions wherein the Lord Treasurer is a Commissioner; with names of the Commissioners in several of them.
Feb. 12. Grant to Thos. Earl of Suffolk of all sums resulting from the under-valuation of Crown lands, by the Act of 43 Eliz. [Grant Bk., p. 37.]
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
Grant to Francis, son of the late Lord Dacre, of pension of 200£. per ann., with 100£. per ann. to Alice, his wife, and 50£. to Randal, his son. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 111.]
Feb. 13.
Eton.
73. Dud. Carleton to J. Chamberlain. Private affairs.
Feb. 13. 74. Particulars of the mortgaged lands rated that day, and estimate of their revenue and fines.
Feb. 14.
Royston.
Proclamation for preservation of woods. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 191.]
Feb. 14.
Tower.
75. Henry Brooke, late Lord Cobham, to Salisbury. Thanks him for having settled the payment of his stipend monthly; recommends the suit of his servant Morris.
Feb. 14.
London.
76. John Chamberlain to D. Carleton. The sickness increases. Private affairs. John Dunn desires to be Secretary of Virginia. The Pope complains that the King calls him Antichrist.
Feb. 15. Special license to Thos. Havers to be a merchant, not withstanding his office of Collector of Customs in the Port of London. [Grant Bk., p. 34.]
Feb. 16. 77. The Council to Sir Hen. Fanshaw. Directions to fell 200 tons of timber in Bedfordshire, for repair of the great bridge at St. Neots.
Feb. 16. 78. Copy of the preceding.
Feb. 17.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Sir Roger Aston 14,000£. per ann. for expenses of the Great Wardrobe. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 15.]
Feb. 17.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay to Sir Wm. Ryder, Sir Walter Cope, Sir Thos. Lake, and others, contractors for parsonages, &c., 1,300£., of the King's free gift, for money advanced by them. [Ibid., p. 44.]
Feb. 18.
Royston.
Proclamation giving a further day for payment of fines for alienations of Crown lands made without record. Printed. [Proc. Bk., p. 194.]
Feb. 18. 79. Rowland White to Salisbury. The contractors for parsonages have given security to pay 1,500£. to the Earl of Montgomery; requests a further assignment of 1,500£., in full payment of the 6,000£. granted to the Earl.
Feb. 18. 80. Note of sums remaining unpaid for the Office of Works, since November.
Feb. 20.
Eton.
81. Dud. Carleton to J. Chamberlain. Hopes the increase of sickness proceeds only from the weather. Private affairs. Purposes to remove to London the first week in Lent. Is thinking of an Irish employment.
Feb. 21.
London.
82. John Chamberlain to D. Carleton. Sir Rowland Lytton's health better. Don Pietro de Toledo has returned from France to Spain. Lord Mordaunt dead. Deering gone mad for love of Mrs. Mewtas, &c. -- Bird killed in a duel by Taverner. Has spoken with Sir Henry Wallop about the profits of the Irish Secretaryship.
Feb. 21. 83. Simon Willis to Salisbury. Has received order for his liberty, but with restriction not to appear at Court; desires to exculpate himself, &c.
Feb. 21.
Strand.
84. Sir. Jul. Cæsar to the Same. Thinks his servant who died last night did not die of any infectious disease, but will have the case thoroughly searched. Would be sorry to lose his Lordship's aspect, which seems to him "the aspect of an angel."
Feb. 21.
Heneage House.
85. Sir John Morris to Levinus [Munck]. Desires a pass for Edw. Altham, who wishes to spend a few years in France.
Feb. 22. 86. Estimate by Tho. Morgan of the expense of materials and money necessary for repair of the bridge adjoining the Temple mill, on the River Lea.
Feb. 24.
Somerset House.
87. The Queen's Council to Sir. Fr. Goodwin and others. To make an estimate of the repairs necessary for a water mill at Hanslope, Bucks.
Feb. 24. 88. List of arrears discharged by payments, &c., in the Court [of Exchequer] in Michaelmas and Hilary terms.
Feb. 25. 89. Commission to the Lord Treasurer and Chancellor of the Exchequer, to compound with the tenants of ruinous houses belonging to the King, for repairs of the same, or purchase of the old materials, where the buildings are needless.
Feb. Entry of the above, dated Feb. 28. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 59.]
Feb. 25.
Dover.
90. Mayor of Dover to Salisbury. Transmits a letter received at Calais, from a person unknown.
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
Warrant to pay 7,200£. of the King's free gift to the creditors of Visct. Haddington, for his private debts. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 74.]
Feb. ? 91. List of warrants from the Lord Treasurer to the creditors of Lord Haddington.
Feb. ? 92. Memorandum of payments made to the creditors of Lord Haddington.
Feb. 27.
Eton.
93. Dud. Carleton to J. Chamberlain. Family affairs of Sir Hen. Nevill and Mr. Backhouse. Will decline the Irish employment, as too poor. Duel in the Low Countries between Sir Edmund Baynham and Sir Griffin Markham, on discourse about the Powder Plot, in which the latter was [said to be] slain.
Feb. [28.]
[Westminster.]
94. Warrant to deliver to Sir John Trevor 900£. to be paid out by him at the order of the Commissioners for purchase of lands for enlarging Oatlands Park, to those who agree to sell their estates.
Feb. 28. Entry of the above. [Warrt. Bk., II., p. 56.]
Feb. 28.
Westminster.
95. Grant to Walter Toderick, of the benefit of the recusancy of Sir Rice Griffin of Hackney, Middlesex, Royland Ayer of Haslope, Derby, Griffin Daneaster of Widhill, Wilts, and widow Chamberlain, of Tichfield, Hants.
Feb. ? 96. Petition of Sir Rob. Osborne to Salisbury, that Mr. Nicholson may be called to account for preferring a bill against Sir Arthur Throgmorton, for lands in Whittlewood Forest, which he supposed to be assarted, whereas they are actually Crown lands.
Feb. 28. 97. Account by Otho Nicholson, Receiver of compositions for assart lands, of sums paid or yet due by such compositions.
Feb. 28 ? 98. Note of assart lands to be compounded for within the forests of Clive, Rockingham, Whittlewood, and Saulcey, co. Northampton.
Feb. 99. Second certificate of such particulars as are to be rated by the Commissioners for the sale of assart lands.
Feb. ? 100. Statement of the quantities of land originally constituting a knight's fee, a cantred, a barony, an earldom, and a dukedom; with queries as to the nature of the tenures from which aids can be claimed, for knighting the King's eldest son and marrying his eldest daughter.
Feb. ? 101. Particulars from records of the tenures liable to be rated for aids, and the times when they are payable, &c.
Feb. ? 102. Reasons why in earlier times the Commissions for the aid did not go into Wales.
Feb. ? 103. Memorandum of particulars of aid levied 20 Edw. III. for making the Prince of Wales a Knight.
Feb. ? 104. Notes [by Salisbury] concerning precedents for levying aids of chivalry, marriage, and relief.
Feb. ? 105. Memorandum from statutes, in what cases aid shall or shall not be granted to the King, to make his son a Knight and to marry his daughter.
Feb. ? 106. Memoranda of aids granted to Kings of England, for knighthood and marriage of their children.
[Feb.] 107. Names of Commissioners in England and Wales, for levying the aid 6 Jac. I., for making Prince Henry a Knight.
[Feb.] 108. Memoranda of things to be considered touching the commission and instructions for the aid, as to the choice of Commissioners, and of Receivers, the nature of the tenures liable, &c.
[Feb.] 109. General instructions to the Commissioners for levying the aid in the several counties to make Prince Henry a Knight: signed by the King.
[Feb.] 110. Draft of the above.
[Feb.] 111. Explanatory article relating to the preceding instructions.
Feb. 28. 112. Note of the time and persons to whom the commissions and instructions for the aid were delivered, to be sent into the several counties of England.
[Feb.] 113. Instructions as to the manner of proceeding with His Majesty's copyholders, in composition for exchanging uncertain into certain fines.
[Feb.] 114. Note of moneys paid into the Exchequer by Receivers General, besides the yearly assignment to the Cofferer, since Easter Anno 3°.
Feb. 115. Memorandum of William Falconbridge relative to the practices of Sir Stephen Proctor, Lady Proctor, and others, against Sir John Mallory.
Feb. ? Petition of Lady Arabella Stuart to the King, for Irish hides to be brought to market in the country, and for license to export 40,000 hides yearly for thirty-one years, paying a poundage thereon, and a rent of 50£. per ann.; with reasons in favour of the petition. [Irish Corresp., 1609, Feb.]
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116. The Council to [the Commissioners of Subsidy ?] concerning the collection of the subsidies now in hand. General directions for proceedings.
Feb. 117. Memorandum by [Sir] George Coppin of proclamations concerning the preservation of the King's woods, delivered to his Majesty's messengers for several counties specified.