I. 151. Letter from Sir Christopher Hatton to the Lord Mayor,
requesting that Mr. Smith might be allowed to make copies of
certain Deeds, Wills, &c., enrolled in the Hustings of London.
28th October, 1580.
I. 442. Letter from Robert, Earl of Leicester, to the Lord Mayor
and Mr. Recorder, informing them that the Queen had granted to
him all fines due and payable to Her Majesty for alienations. Understanding that there had been sundry alienations, as well by bargain
and sale enrolled, as by recoveries had upon penalties in the nature
of writs of entry within the Courts in the City, he requested that
permission might be granted to his servant and clerks to search the
said Records, and take such notes as might be meet according to the
purport of the aforesaid grant, and that the clerk or keeper might be
directed to attend them in their search.
6th December, 1582.
I. 465. Letter from Robert, Earl of Leicester, to the Lord Mayor,
stating that his clerk had been refused access to the Records of the
City, but that copies had been promised to be made by the City's
Clerk, and forwarded to him. He had since received information that
this order had been reversed. He only desired to have what Her
Majesty's Letters Patent enforced, and therefore requested the Lord
Mayor to give order for the immediate delivery of such entries to him,
or he should have to seek the assistance of the law for their production.
Leicester House, 21st January, 1582.
I. 474. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Earl of Leicester in
reply, detailing the steps taken in the matter, and promising that the
Common Clerk (Town Clerk) should furnish such notes as should be
5th February, 1582.