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in IliO Act of I'IimWiU. It Im* befn rtM»iDs lor many joar», BticJ lt» tcwtprr woold be of tl.O liml imjBjrt- BTifT Tliom fsn. wn ibink, bo )mt htllo doubt tb*t it arv o*rd by ibr CominlammeM of CbBfle* Iho Hcfond tfbffi they [Tffwn'ol flrtir million for tho Kiit^.^ U'« bftro Btrridj ioct, Itmt tbe Hiuimj of Comns'iii* l>«15ovfrd ibnl It BUM in cxiiUnre in ICxSl, for tli« IIoiiM tlwiJresl rearc li to be toHdo for it, ft fi»ot nwhich »h(>w» ll»»t It hud l"'rna"Vfrrd fiom lb<* Art,— wo nro itifBlcbft fjow of lUo Aft ofAlh bikI <‘r it h#rl *fraHiberr,no jrarl of ill" taw oftba hod. But mu»l tiiT" liccM i>rf»rrTcd Baftrotemn rerord, Bnd firtpctuly rrrptTf'd to up (o lb" tine when Ibc J'arlMfrrnlar r Connimofirr* In 1<»J/ fnsrt} an OfiJrr •t" tMl„rp It e Ibwk ofO Tnn.on 1‘mff, It W(iatd I"- di'Ticntt to j-roio tl »©. ('bhrle*'* Cnn- m»*tf r/T-r* «e"«I ib* Hv'k rf IMward the puih, though in fctl i^Tchal tily tiiry dut If* V-r f^af t>e lbs» rea>rt.3b}p aewjntrtl fttr. After the wllatirtiftnd *3'"fU»en» ball'ceu inAdft by the tV(*nTn.» *1 i*4»f iin* n»j bare thrown Jt a«(i*e rf lit*’* ai-rth, bi tie near ,\rt Of rnif.'TTnily t »n! o,« |1 c la'W ef it," iBod. Brtl I, ad Buprtreded tt a* ff IkfeBril h’nil) 'nueipti King Ktlward'* Jt'viV nay bare lycti tliut re^m-tM b» n rOca-rd, H doe* rrt f di jw It, at It aria drtirey rd , *, d ii n«y atill rxitt willi Q JTon l>lir»ln **i’’Srir* I to etsk" I'l* aulln'rilie* of the Houte.f Ixrattd ulilj auai.ei* to Ijkte the d.-wijinentii I], nurrljcii Sy (U-i.ifrd md Brranpmt If Be Were to n 'rf nero ftilfj t.u* i « dcMTiptfcn of iJ "w fS/VaiM rrU or jer»lure fort.brr eMiBpJr# of their nirvan'r Bryi w'rtb, mr rrta'rt nw«>ul4 be *iterde*rtl tl» t oat eir J, bn M.»w L*,f,'»Te irttm Ilr itrure jwrn,«>i iJ, t,' make reaCj,TTl.e)i Bt tlte lloure , f It l» ra -re than I'rt-ttttd" tl it the ilommcirt* now oT.drr rt'f'.iulrrBit'n wtjii!,l b*af tali, nnnutired for irary jtAT» lo fvefle n e mere kii-twlcl;;" < f the fiVt atbero putdif Rinni' rifntr btc tu l>" f '•iirl, aabicti Iu»f n l-nrn hurirtt fiJr BgM, — aiic *rf oow Bltudh'pto tbe ifoctimrnt* inthe baieinent atoly. fo- ibey w w rot known to eXHt, eUl.er throuch nrintM tni ka or lr»diiiO'i, tieyoml the offrem of the Jteeie of Ixinla,— la tr rlBuilr no iligbt Bcpitrttion to it « bSainrirBt tludnit of th" preaetil BCf, effn if the ilhryirrry biut t,o| prmfiimt ffeah biatorie irntferiBla. Per inatai-rf, wnuu of ti e moat tnteaeatioij of pntitio inalromrnti, Itbo dcrliU-Btlon Bid letter Of Churle* 2, frem Itrrda, tt

by the bmploymont or au additional force, and direct a skeleton catalogue of the papers to be made, siTnilar to that he ordered by ^vay of spooimeii of the papers of -I'he 'Work, so far as it has proceeded, does much credit to the officers employed, and Sir John Shaw Lefevro could not, in our bumble judgment/, do better than continue their services. We cannot close the Hcport of our visit to the ilouso of Lords ^Yithout offering our meed of commendation of the perfect arrangement of, and easy access to, the Acts of Parliament ^Yhioh have been lately- unhanged in the Yictoria Tower. T. Durriis ITahuy. G. W. DASEyx. Edmokd Pitzmaukice, W. G . Brett, Hay 1869. Sccrciarij.

Holland. I cannot but at least give you a lync for a letter, you have given me so diligent & good account of your imployment, for (though my judgment goes not Avith it, yet) I cannot hut coinend your care & dexteritio in mangin of it ; & in tho next place, I desyre you, to thanke all tho OfIicers,in ray name, for there obedience; & the rather, if that it ii^is contrair to there judge- ments (& in this, nathcr, I caiiot dislyke them) & in particular the Officers of thoso Bogiments that ar & shall be disbanded, for tborc affection showen to mo desyring ' ' in ^ remaincifltt voloticrs, asscuring them that Avlion God & tho Parlament shall give me moanes, I ebaU belluo ' SCO them rewarded ; for you, ye maj^ casilic rhifike that since I approuc you in this, I am tho lykelier to some ^ imploimcnt trust in one other ^ ; where my judgement docs more fullic concur ; & so I rest. [Endorsed by the King] Copio of my letter to Holland the 10 July 1641. [Humber ed] 22. [In the King’s handwriting. The errors and alterations arc as they stand in the MS.]

To' juTiucr, 10. Mon chcr coeur jo croyois purtir do min qiii est le 17 janier mais lo vent a estte sy grande que len na pen enbarquer mos hardes aujonrdny tonte fois jospero que demin il sera fait et ains}^ sy le vent vient hoii jo par- tcray jcudy dicu aydant jay tant daffaircs sur men de- part a quoy jc ne matandois point que je suis cxtremc- mant toimmanteo du mal de tcete qui fait que je 'mestoray en syfre par vn autre se qui- jovois fait moy mesme autroment ay ant heaucoup de lettres a escrire ca-rance Wat estant reuenu et lo ranuoyant encore je vous diray seuellement quil ma raporte de ranee se qiio.jc pouvois desirer j adieu mon cher coeur. tourncs. thear* booing bear* a 47. 35. 39. 40. 7. 35. 16. 192*. that li a t h a r c a t c r d i t w i 31. 17. 46. 31. 21. 51. 7. 17. 45. 11. 50. 5. 27. 45. 58. 27. t li h i 8 f a t li 0 r .45. 31. 31. 27. 47. 15, 17. 45. 31. 7. 50. gooing now f r 0 HI Ho t h n u f li t ‘ 16. 51. 39. 42. 164. 260. 45, 31. 39. 62. 15. 31. 45. fit' tohini'tuso ‘c- n 15. 27. 45. to spoake 45. 35. 31. 27. 42. 45. 39. 47. 35. 1 i c • i to K.B, t s li 0 23. 27, 11. 28. 46. 7. 192. at his ariuall for 45. 31. 7. - d i s p a t c li c o , f a r 5. 27. 47. 33. 17. 45. 11. 31. 10. 36. 16. 6000 17. 50. 72. in OS' senttoNto 66. 42. 10. 47. to bo 47,' 10. 39.' 46. 46. 35. 226. 45. 36. . a r m o t li *c ,s o o t c* h c of 17. 50. 42. 7. 46. 31. 7. 47. 11. 35. 45. 11. 31.' 7. .k l. .w Jl £ "JP Ai A

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. p ^ i o y ’ a u ^ .V ' 0 t n h ' (i r n "w a y ' 33. 27. 35:74. 17. 30. 74; 35. 45. 31. .10. 51. .58. 18.- 74., W.i\l. b . c 0 i . n ' g 189. sbairthinko good. 220. *13: 10. 7. 27. 39. 21. 50. 10. 46. 62. 50. 39. 7. 5. hath advertised 260. t Ji 'u t B o in 0 i li g 1 i 8 h 45. 31. 18. 46. 47. 35, 42. 7. 27. 39. 21. 23. 27. 47. 31. c a t o I ' j ' c Iv H i 'll - P. 11. 18. 45, 35, 23. 2/, • 11. 25. 47. 28. 40. . 148. , , ‘ t U i r p II r ^ H 0 B t o hauolaycd45. 31. 27. 51. 33, 62. 50. 47. 7. 48.' 45.' 35. R 0 l II o r for ' H \i p I V 21. 7. 46. 32. 7. 61. 15. 35. 50. a 47, 62. 33. 23. 74, of a r in 0 8 f ' o r kl. 17. 51. 42. 7. 47. IG. 36. 50. J 9. 260. dotii tlicarforo (loB i ro t on d n o r 5. 10. 47. 27. 51. 7.- 189. 45. 35. 17.'5. 62. 10 50 l i B 0 tV.l^r. of t li 0 n o .'I - 0 n 0 46. 27. 47. 7. 220; k 1. 45. 31. 10. 33. 23. ]8.,12.‘10. w - 0 a r t II c y nr t , o li c 58. 1^ 10. 17. 50. 45. 32. 7- 74. a 3. i5. 37. 13. 10.- s 0,11 t n n d s o n d t li c’ 47. 10: 40. 46. 17. 40. 5. 47. 10. 40.' -5. 45.' 32. 7. lo t'o rs i 11 t lio'p n o k 23. 10. 45. 10. 51. 48. 27. 40. 45. 31. 7." 33. 17. 12. 25. 0 t of Brown o r a ii v o t h c r 7. 46. Ic 1. 94. 35. 50. 17. 40. 74. 36. 46. 31. 7. 50. Tw] a y f o AV.jr. writ 58. 17. 74. 45. 35. 220. 189. may 58. 50. 27. 45. 7. t o W.M, i n t hoc 1 p h o r 45. 36. 220. 27. 39. 45. 31. 7. 11. 27. 33. 31. 7. 50.. 89. h a t ir i t h 31. 17, 45. 31. 58. 27. 45. 31. 200. [Addressed] Au Boy . . - Mouscigneur. [Endorsed by the King] 16 Jan. 3643, ^ ' [Endorsed by others] 10. -Net-sefit. 1643 • . 1643 * V translated & sent to y* Lords. [Seals (two) injured.] [Deciphered by tbo King.] ' ‘ , Trapslatiox. * '

Jan. 26. . . My deare hartc. J made an account to' depte yester- day being the n. but tho wjndes were soo bo 3 's- terous, th^ 'says, n.^c|g ^ luggage could not be sent aboard oeuer J hope jt Avill be done to moiT^*°.^^ soriios J mean to -be gon oh ThnP^^^^^ the suffitrj j hauc soc much vnexpectecl depiire, -which causes me to be exf the head-ach & to make use off T ^ J Pj^^y'iting in C 3 *phGr, Avhich- J Avould baVo’f Lordships poi. th„t J have many Ives lo in-ite intmPrt satisfy' his ownij,g pQjjjy & 'sending him baok\^^f^{^^®^ *^9* , nly tell yon that ho hatli bi-onght mo all uTeley^jj.^^ fi’ora thence, fare wolf my deare heart. natu , , Turno ouer. There being herd^^^ "mne of JC.D. that hath gi'cat creditt his father, g5^ig now from Ho. 260 thought fitt to speake to him to solicit K. D. at his arriuall for to dispatch of 6,000 armes to be sent to H. to arme the Scottch of the party of 189, -or to Jmploy any other way 189 shall thinke good. W, IVI. being returned hath aduer- tised 2G0 that some English Catholiques in P. haiio laved their purses together for supply of armos for 189. 260 doth therefore desire 189 to aducrtisc W. M. of tho place Avhere they arc to be sent, & send the letters in the packet of Bro-vvn, or any other place to W. M. 189 may write to W. M. in the cipher 189 hath with 260. . [Endorsed] 10. ’ • Au Boy Monseignour. 16 Jan. 1643. ^ Traxslatjox. ' • n , f ' -f-g- lanuary. • • ' My deer hart J did think to goe from hence to mor- row Avhich is the 17 of. January but thc Avind.wns bod great that' on couM not imbarke my stuff this day, but J hope to morrow it Avilbee don and soq if tbe Avind bee good J ayBI part Thursday God Avilling, J have soe much busynes vppon my departure Avhich J- cannot


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i S B J I J ‘nV HIY I, cannot he clone p 57, 14.8. 78, 67* nl. riv n R ^4 5 j \ lo c ^ iK 74. 48. 79. 30. 27. 29. 3*>i. send nl. 241. 20. 4. . 17. 2rk 90. ik ok 30, 4 S 18. ?o referring the St to tbj*i iionrcr, I re«t, Yonr loning Onclo & most faithful! frend CirAiir.Es E. rEndor.=cd] 29. 1015. [This letter, saving the deciphered portion, is in the ng*s Imnd.l 29. Oxford "Wedensday 26 !March 1645. Tleare Imrt, I could not get thy Dispaches Petit ought before yesterday, I red >vith wonder life, to f)Tidc thee interpret my letter marked 16 as h^a ^ not heonc well Hatisficd %vifch something in thy ter by Pooly : I confess that I expressed agH anger ni ithat letter, but it was hy complai^ng to thee, not of ho : A', indeed when I am accused of concealing my Taircs from thee, ether hy negligence or worse, I (inotbco well pleased, A- llioiighlam behoulding to V louo. for not beliuing, I nin not the more obliged to / accusers good wills ; albeit the effects thereof, (by y Ivj iulcncss), is most welcome to mcc & certainly I 1)0 ov; nothing less in thy power then to make mo ^ die- ; & am seldom other then ased with Ihco ; 7 haue bocnc angry with ray selfc, • not expressing my Affection to thee, according to r intentions. ; so far haue T alwnis bocne, from taking IV thing vnkyndly of thee : As for my dcsjrring thee i ‘ . . ikcepe iny Dispaolies to thy self, it was ^ particular, i not in gencrall) coiiscrning those of Irland. not owing vrhother thou thought sccrcsy in that business Ircquiset as T knew it to bo, for many ur of that lure as nr fjtt to be Fbowen, it wherifi they ar of an Jlonted kyndc, lliore I confess ther needs no items; wliero i am not sure of thy concurring opinion, treto giue thee a causion. may show my want of vgement, but not of ronfulcnce in tbco : Tu i\ word i‘ct hart, I cannot be other then kyndo to thee ib ifident of ihpC} ib say what thou wnll, thou must, & know this to bo trew of him who is eternally Ivue. (iCndor.^-eai i>- 2 . ‘ 20 . \ To iiiv 2r. Jlnrch

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montion of my assistance, of somc- I confess tymes^thou may want matter, hut, I am sure, not of the other, in w^l the variety is infinit, albeit tho subject be but ono.v I rcccnuc
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iKfwd, 'HmiMby 3 April! Lcare hart/' my last wa^ there liath heonc Foino little refrechc* jat of gO'Ml tuMTc-. (Joring bnumg linning routed a “I nd tlr OnTrtl much ' 'rgbnr*!ib* cf Midlrtons bort'C ^ >omc bnv feme ni^irnttfsr S ; Sonu' nimbling Hr bcilcrt For<‘C*;Afaced ibim* .1 n ti'O shnuMsnd* iii rdl borr^ A hoping ^ i)« V ‘"•0 KUpp the J'h of Kortharrjpton*^ I • f h.r>r-o but f-Ubjg of thr^t, un^rcbed bcror*"i ri:3p‘r.g*r*cw;on x x x x x x x K i nf
forgiue my sclfc nor any body else that I knew guilty : howsocucr I am so scnciblc of tlic misfortune of it, that I cannot haue a quyet thought, untill some of th}' chccrfull l^mcs doo rcuiuo my mynde, as for ni}- sones jumy to the west, I put no question hut that (by the grace of God) 'vs’ce shall haue comfort of it, A so hirwell dcare liart. [Written in tho margin] A proposition hath beeno made mo concerning 540. 371. 477. 322. going into 194. (ns Digby will particularly infornio (hco) but, in this, I will doc nothing, without thy counccll, w'^ I dos^To to liauo with nil possildo spccdc. [Endorsed] 5. 32. To my Wyfc \£ Ajirill 1645. By P. A, [Tho whole of this letter is in tho King’s Iiandwriting. The corrections and additions occur in tho original.] Oxford Frj'day 11 Aprill 10 15, Dcare hart/ I am made beliiio that tliis coiiueyancd will bo both safe & speedy — wherfor I cannot lett it slip & 4— hope 111 oil gh thou let omiltes dyners occasions of lliat wryting to mo yet k i? no warrant for me to follou thy example, it not being waranted by the law of Kyndness He-H4er'e-4}ieB— fer*-~mtf-^4e4>e-fmgry-wif})-4}ie€^4Br — dBe-tl^at-AviU— freWet /oMvbfFf gFeew-*met~Hny^v}inb-I-Av4H-riot-4ifVBKy-biu--vVHg<*p j^ a -j P ftfif?eH7"4«Rffl-Bet'^apab]e-Bf7-H?^ — in-r^hitien nu'' but, the same liaw^^^/o dcale freely with thee hy coufi’ssing that thy laM iiudun- coly letter, F*H'oudi'd by thy Fylcnco does trohio me, he* liuiTig that something d^^ploasc'th thee thus! K^e tim Cause' olhcrwaiK thou wotdd not so ?(y)nc forgrt, what thou wrot by Pindar of th^‘ 13 March, (thy wordr ar je ^ r.e voux perdre riul oeeatton det-erirei w>o>rfor I pniy ^ ^ frr lint 4ViU thtc w^yt» bt it be wb^it it • h* V t w cc n e h 1 1 f v f n» f 4 e Bl -f I b r ^ n«# | 4 f i 1 1 V i ' h --m vy-’b ubi u *b y ^ I $ > I p ^ v -. f » A 4 » f 0 4 ^

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HOW iicaro 73. 66 . 68 . 61. 53. 11. . 36. 30. 34. 11. 22, 52. 10. 58. 4-.. e, .in end Imuo kept Q. ofEnp. from being able to 66 .,n. 383., 412. 2. 51. 3. 26.149. 394.-348. 334. 547. prc.s3 tbem , iiercin • in oliicr tilings 3.37. 58.71.41. 22 ., 539. 416. 431. 16. 540. 10. 8 . 62. if timt faiio siie 50. 431. 25. 71. 74. 75. 59. 545. 24. 67. 75. 49. 534. '30. AriU rcsimio sudi 23, 49. 12. 21. 10. C5. 18, 55. 15, 83. 34. 18, 28. 82. 50, other propositions 77. 16. 540. 73. 44. 3.‘ 10. 16. 27. 46. 18. 68 . 62. 57. , ’ as limy ho most Ysefiill 479. 18. 21. 67. 18. 460. 348. 15. 16. 18. 26. 555. 24. to .VOHV idcifo Oueen 55. 49. 12. 647. 573. 10. 22. 49. 33. 75. 59. 22. 149 . Eng. liatii I'cccaucd of into 14, 66 . 26, 14, 21. 10. 51. 19, 58. 57, 70. 22. 6 , 477, clieirfnil newes! 49. 66 . 62. 33. 34. 19. 14. 51. 52. 10. 24. 39.- 12. 49. from ali parts . concerning your JPa"* 471. 394. 60. 12. 49. 497. 71. 363. 573. 445. 18. 337. aifaircs nothing contrilmtos so iniicii 468. 19. 479. 62. 10. 75. n 13. 55. 26. 33. 18. 4. 18. 36. as . tiiat to bcrlicaitii 8 . 15. 39. 32. 14. 56. 20 . 18. 545. 547. 420. 14. 65 . 67. God giiio your a 12 . 26. 60. 53. 64. 16. 42. 44. 25. 23. 55. 22. 573. • progress . ' tliin 445. 20. 21. 3. 10. 36. 25. 10. 65. 18. 21. 62. 14, 430. summer c suteabio to 41. 47. 15. 7. 33. 10. 21. 18. 39. 23. 6 . 334. 547. 540. tiio liopcs of tbo beginning of itt 14. 16. 27. 61. 71. 477. 640. 348. 25. 23. 11. 61. 68 . 45. 25. 477. 75. 26. 79. 196. Lord Jermine. [Addressed] 220. [En^lorsed by tbe King] 41. Prom tbo L. Jermaino May 1645. [Endorsed in another band^vl•iting] Concerning Eranco & Lorraine. [This letter is not deciphered by the King.]

Betton TiTcdcnsday 21 May 1645. Doare hart/ ivhen I first intended to send this bearer Adryan May to thee, it was to know of the health o, as being si eke, now, I thankc God, it is to bring me word how thou art reconcred, as lykewais to excuse my not sending to thee sooner (the expectation all this Avhylo of a Passe from London being the Cause) w*^^ though, I am confident, is nccdlessc knowing te louc to ine & knowledge of me, yet my verry misfortune requyres an cxjiressing appologic, the seeming to be negligent in^Loue being a fait if past in sylence let the nccessefcy he neuer so euideut : I will not treble at this tyme with newes, because they will nob be freshe, before they come to thee ; only for the gcncrall state of my aftaires I asseiirc thee that they hauc a much hansomer asspect this yearc then they had the it Trn.9 last, w*"^ though not ydlc, yet I beliue this will bo of much more action ; at least of greater consequence ; for .speed oly Armies, of holhe sydes, ar all drawing ^ together, so that it is probable anufc that a Criticall blow may he giuen, withiii tliis two Monthes ; I haue commanded this hcare to bring mo a particular account of thy health & eucry circumstance w*^^' belongs to it, Svherfor I desycr thee, for my satisfaction, to giue him verry Ml information ; as well concerning thy myiido as hoddy ; for, I know, when cither is trobled, nether can ho well ; * And wdicn I am not fully ass cured of thy perfect disposition in bothc nothing else is a content- iiicni to me him who is [Endorsed by the King] 4. 44. To my “Wyte 21 May 1645 by A. May. r [Thc^ whole of this letter is in the King’s handwriting. The errors and additions occur in the original.] ' * uanccllco * • n

May it pleaso yo’^ rtn . Tairfax Cromwell This 74. 123. 381.83. 1, 33. 40. 17. 306, and Browno aro liitlicr 77. 93. 83. 50. 34, 41. 36, 31. . 44. 75. 91. drawn c ICs! nnd Ikivo with tlicir forcc.s ' consisting ' 93. 157. 298. 281. 2,3. 33. 377. 53. 82. 114. 53. 25. 55. aljout twcluc 1000 horse .and fool nnd 70. 182, 80. 233. 97. 82. 279, 497. 174. 93. 375. 82. 93. about twenty of Ilnltcri' ' . • n ' nnd 97. 278. peccos 233. 50. 11. 72. 71. 44. 33. 84. 83. 93. Artillery envimned > vs tliev 326. 44. .30. 61. 26. 3i: 235. 46. 22. 73. 426. 281. 84. 83. willi tlicm h/2uo tilsoo brought 998. 282. 18. 81. tittd V4 cFiVcrsc boates bridges 51. 40. 12. 70. 45. 53. 76. 52. 33. 23. 21. 7. 45. 54. .76. nnd bliiidcs and linuc not 93. 5Q,. 5. 181. 20. 46. 54. 93. 157. 226. 70. 73. only 7S; all f t nb o n away 90. \ 3 ady 80. 71. 13. 27. 45. 32. 78., 10. 511.- 82. our marbet but begin to inako 17. 12. 33. 27. 45. 71. 74. 104*. .105. 7. 181. 76. '273. 419. a pp r 0 cb cs * ' • they their 13. 49. 47. 33. 41. 2. 15, 45. 55. 75 with 80. 281. Imuo pott from vs nil codstow 84. 157. 77. 7. 40. 70. 136. 291. 90. reddy 9. 40; 21. 53. and wolvercotfc 7h 40. 87. 93. 73. 36.40. 4. 61. 44, 33. 1. 42. 72. 79. whore they liauc their Quarters and Irnuo made 302. 281.84. 157. fixed 284. 456. 65. 75. 93, 157. 218. a bridge ' oucr ^ tbo a 50. 34. 25. 20. 9. 44. 74. 41. 62. 46, 85. 75. 281. Charw(dl !^^nrston' 2. 15. 10. 34. 306. 83. betwixt 17. 11. 34. 54. 71. 41. 32. ' and 'W’’oluercott ' ' and bane 76. 93. 36. 42. 4. 60. 45. 35. 2. 43. 72, 75. 93. 157. Quarters all tbo neercst s 456. 53. 74. in 90. 281. 231. 53. 71. 77. village 53.73. to Oxford as wee very ouiekly 273. 436. 80. and 78. soc 95. 296. shall 294. 252. 203. bo here d to very great distre.ss 73. 105. 169. reduce 20. 73. 273. 294. 149. 12^1. 70. 34. of PeoplfT 45. 55. 53. 78. having ahundaunce 233. 47. 44. 41. 49. in Oxford and but vcr\’ sinnll pro 6. 46. 74. 181. 436. 93. m. a 294. 53. 19. 90. 78. 2-14. of Victualls • ' porcon 233. 60. 23. 2. 71. 02. 90. 54. 75; witli 79. tlio rouse qiienco of this n.sco is 114. 53. 57. 68. 62. 45. 31. 2. 44. 74. 233. 282. 239. 178. such as no aft iiresent more concemes 267. 95. 226. tiling 94. 243. 268. 79. 216. 186. 57, 40. 35. vour i\rnty* Kcruice and Crownc 72. 54. 314. 418. 55. 73. 481. 93. 1. 33. 40. 36. 31. -45. and Lo. Gor ivco iicarc nhout Taunton 93. 382. 178. is now 296. 168. *97. 73. 70. 10. 61.' 32. 72. SHfih SCO fan* absent is 235. 74, 266. 80. 64. 11. 33. 34. 81. 10. 50. 268. 80. 95. impossible for him fo' it is 186. 48. 40. 53. 55. 23. 50. 4. 57. 75. 134.. 164. 273.. com to rcloifo 115. 273. our 33. 44. 4. 53. 25. 65. 46. 82. 77. wherefore the Lords here doc humbly bcseccbe , 281. 406. 53. 169. 118. 14. 61. 19. 50. 5. 85. 81, 105.53.44. your c\ lo lobe 57. 3. 16. 75. 314. 418. psent,, 203. 273. 70. 10. 27. 46. the most speedy and cITectunll n - ’ 73. 281. 217. 264.'84. 93. 44. 66. 64. 57. 1. 70., 63. 90. 80. onler for instant 234. 20. 46. 85. 75. 134. 181; 53., 70. 11. 30. 72;'73.-33. rcleiuinpr tliis pl-aco n yonr Ma” 10. 4. 45. 24. G2. 182. 78. 282. 239. 82. -and 77. 314.- 418. host ^ hnou'cs what * * tliere . ' is 105. 54. 71. 75. 188. 65. 301. difference 71. 169. 74. 178. . att present - ' - Chester or an.v ' , place in 94. 2-13. 268. 78. botwist 338. 234.' 92. 73. other 289. 181. Eneland nnd Oxford I fearo tlie business will 364. 93. 436. 79.. 81. 177. 139. 281, 334. 305. admitt • noo delay ' att •all 74. 10. 21; 18. 25. .72. 226. 22. 57. 6. 13. 86. 81. -9-4. 90. nor 1 1)0 able to send any 77. 226. 33. 74_. shall 177. 105. 96. 76. 273.' 269. 92. other rpcssenper ' to your ' Mn*.' • and 17. 44. 53. 55. 67. 32. 9. 45! 34. 74. 273. '314. 418.- 93. beseech your Sla'J ' to therefore ,177. 105. 54. 45. 57. 2. 14. 314. 418. 78. 273. tnho itt .to heart the hiLstonlnK 70.'11. 29. 46. 75. 179. 273. 107. 75. 281. 161, 30. 182.


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j StaoC I'rydsj- 23 5I«y IVnrc biirt / IhU I* mon' lo Icll ILpo srbcre I «m, iLcfl for my gn-at b«wck 1 fin n-ml thcB »t till* tymc, for ainrc tbc Heljclloi Ijhi^ gotiO from Chwtcr, 1 Iwup not fiit my cortaino Dmjmo, a* not yet bcioj; tarly informed, wJiSl tli«Fcc4», on the one syde, or Fatrfu (Tritb hU new JfmiJded Army) on tLo other, «• doing; It Is possiWe wee may meet witli romo ©r them tw-SlpiTon', if it lie trew (•^eording to aorno liroSahlo iatelUgonec) that } a strong j>««y of ltc\«llea ar coming to Slafr.(rd w** if evt* lytwle lfe*w we atial) goo a«ydo to aaluto themi otlierwai»o w© alall go© |>)n« w> etraigLt to Vialcr A ws toward* JfewarVo ilirtt wiU> rooeef my Kcre« iljcreaUoula, tv c*t>eet tlio coming cf Cbarlet Cami A rJfwe* from (Joriog , Yil.om I Iwto comaaded to adaanro that way, with alt nwle. Ireeaii*c I fyado (moat a*»eorfdly) tliat all the JletwHit* Army* ar gathiring together Norll.ewant. to vli.trc''.*© this, or (a* thean*'Jft» mnally call it) a King eachinp, of ar'* {according to comparatloe proliaMhty of former Yt-am) they arty Vely to hattO amalle comfort t I will tint aced thee AVeaterae Jfewea, hu; teauo tho^e to my hone. I lyVewaiae 1 hope Adrian Alay (whom I could not aend tafcly away till tsow) will piclte tome pood ftmiho Kewr* emt cf the West to preaent thee wiUt, thougli what fio cariyea from hence will he but stale • So Itrayiog a.* hartely fur thy healthe ai success to my telfo 1 rest eternally 'I^yne. P'lr'lorscdJ 1*313 ToraylTyfc 23 5raT, ^Thc whole of Uku teller ia in thoKiug n haiidwritiiii;. and tlio correction,* occur In the original.]

May it please yti* Ma'** fiinc© yif Ma** bad noticfc of y* KelwlU f{uUtit)gOxofla ... *'“*r fMMwi no th'rM amongst themselve* that 2ol. 84. 13'.?. 22. 78. 226. 2!i3. w anaeti as jtw lli*** roliiss ta ihs 266, 215.95,314.418. C3. 75. 9. 43. 162. in 273. £81. amMlUad CwBlW be frm thr* hut 327. 67. 22, 81. 341. 53. 103. 134. 45. 281, 81. 169. a tfn* la ' ColWasj wlia Vp. 273. w** atarvd yo* It one 34.5. SOV. 83. 70. .Jcspsied 181, 4'7. 33. 23. 6“ . U. 71. *4, 77. an indina^on ’ .. yw us'M sarules ^ to 314, 418. 53. 73, 54. 40. 84, 03. 26. 3, 4!?. 74. 54. 12. 24803.

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. carry toWTT Thnwun 57. 75. eliouc 1 13. 497.

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ametiprt IPA. “STof*. 24 3. 16 34, 5-5. 75. I.fwSl/ tr.itoii.'i' adrertisrd yo* Jla'** that thcro was w'* yo* m 315, «ha t> Shrrlf tf panssliarra Ihs: wntls li UUie™,"* »51 1^4 a 482 233 2»)2 479 73 283. 2'''.» 51. 71, :8» l4 27.5, 2**!. 461 54 7l J am now more pfcctly n*" forme*! of it A am for certeiTio assured tint there In /lr9»y such n one iMl Jli .*,<*2 t5 St. .72.46.76 325. Jite- tiT tsaa sari aitumSi.vrs* In |l« C««ir»u* ‘13.8. 5 Y34. "CA Vib "88, S5> sii4 !*n**?' 93. (leiircd him to enriaire dilligcnlly after such a 2lr Bn3 In tis SiSinnt 53,46 31. r74. 93, 273 obserue liVi, 10. 2. 70 185. 59- ) *n4 S» will* kla sans 164. 272.7.5. J shalbo ever faitbfi*” in whalsoCTcr trurt yo* Mb'** shall rcjioso in me, A, t humbly Wscccli yu* tliat my cleero A vnnrlinciall peC' formannee* of ray dsly may not (ihrougbo ethers mui“" lerptacons or raisrcpscntafoitsl'lcfacn me mjo* >ra‘‘‘* csteemo whiles J remayno really and ctitird} yw* swiTcd 5fa"** most humble A obc*licfit OsoK 8* JuniJ 1645. 6crro«Dt, Mt midnight, Sh-Wss ^ ^ 427. 420. 3IM). 3^|0.

{irnt/rii i« the riuirgiu] Ibauc herein sent jo' JIa"* a Coppy of a Uo J rcccatcd eien now from a »i9uP4 w*' J kepo at y* Darisca for better coiiseyaiit.ce of dis- patches to A from y' west, whereby yo* Mn'* will *4“ y* gootl succcsse y* le). Goring hath there Lad. / Tbef® arc aJsoe some cente hither from lamdon, who sny tb^i they there confessed their Itegim*’ eciit into }• we*4 were rtcfoaled by Lo, Goring. [Addressed] for yo* Sacred dfa"* . [Endorsed] Secretary Kicholas ’ _ Juno 8“' IC-tS. [A‘o{ deciphered by the King.] ’ 1 1

To tho night lTo‘“ the hordes of iLo Itouso of rarhatnciitc. Tho bumblo Fetition of tho I’ariahioncrs of lb® poriab of St. Leone rdes Foster r,ane Londou, JIumblT shewiogo That, William Wardo lato Hector tho said parish cUureb bauingo bceno clearelj jjro«.4*i B

(before tlic Comitte for scandalous Mnisters) an. ' in- ndbatingc, ,and scandalous Minister, an'enimio to tbo sinceare professors of Religion and* most' inueefcive and foulq moutlied against Parliameniosi did (beingo a delinquente)resigne Tp bis Eeotorsbip to the Deane and Chapter of *\Yestm, Tvbo presently' presented one Mi\ Beuoies, 'who for some Reasons best loiowen to himselfo, resigned vp tho same to the said Deane and Chapter ; Tour petitioners then addressed themsolues by petition to the said Deane and Chapter, tho Deane willed them to presento three men, out of which lice made choice of oho M' George Smith, and promised forthwith to sottlo Rim in the saidc Rectorship. But by reason of the saide Deane his delaics tho said Rectorship fell In lapse vnto the Bishop of London, who hath likewise suffered the same. to fall in, Relapse vnto tho Archbishop of Canterbury. . ' ‘ ' Your petitioners humbly pray your Hon®" That theire sad condition (as sheepo with ont a Shephard) may bee considered: And to bee pleased to take some speedy corse tbat tho said M*" Smith (who was elected and approued by the said Deane and by him also promised to beo settled there) may bee placed forthwith in tho said Rectorship : The rather for that your petitioners being in number 120 house- ]ccpe^;s (the whole parish contayningo not in all ahoue 150) haue not had in tho me- morie of man, a setled godly minister to instruqte them And they sbaR pray etc. Rioharde "Wright Phillip Rickards, [Endorsed] 17 Martij 1611. Parishioners of St, Leonards Foster Lane london. Exped.

to the light honorable the Lords Assembled in tho highc Court of Parlament. • The humble petition of WiRiam L^ Ai'ch-Bysbop of Ganterburye. . . Humbly e sbeweth tbat vpon tbe Order of "this House hearingo date the 17*^' of thiss Instant March, that he should giue the jisentation of St. Leonards Foster Lane to M^ George Smith, yo^ Lps humble petitioner was willing, & is still to doe as he was re- quyrod. And thiss, though the livinge ho nowe in his Lcgall right to bestowe : And though he knowe manye able Ministers y^ want such a pfermet, & M’^ Smith a meai’ Strainger to hinie : And though yo^ Lps former Order of Octob: 23. giue hime loaue to name to y^ Hiblo House what clarko he pleases to anyo Benefice ho hath to giue And hath bin of soe ready e obedience, as that ho caused a psentation to he forthwith drawn, & sealed in pscnce of the w®^ brought ye Order. Onlye he desyred the to send M*^ Smith to hime & he should hauc it, ,And'yo^ Lps knowe it is a dew’tye yo^ petitioner Owes to this church & state, to see yo orders & examin yo suflicicncyo of such as ho psents to Bene- fices. And w**^' should ho not doc yo^ Lps might Justlyo more then find fault with himo. Thoarforc humblye praycth y‘ M^ Smith mayo come to yo*”. Lps poore petitioner, that ho maye in some sort satisfye his Qwme conscience, & his dowtye to ye pub- lickc, And noc mii shall be more reailye ohayo yo^ Lps ordei’S in ihiss & all things els, then yo^ denoted petitioner, & he shall prayc as he is in dewtyo hound for yo*‘ Lps happincs, W. Cant, 24'^ March. [Endorsed] 24 Marfcii 16-11. L. ArchlJp Cant. Exped. [This petition is in the hand wtI ting of tho Arch- bishop,]

My Lords, . : '* ' , . n . / 1 did yesterday satisfie ' the Justice 'of tlie'iniig- domo by tho passing of the Bill of Attaindou’r against tho Earle of Strafford : but Mercio * being as inherent & inseperablo to a King as Justice, I desyro, at this tyme, in some measure, to show that lykewais, by suf- fering that vnfortunate Man to fullfill the naturall curse of his lyfo in a close Imprisonment ; yet so, that if cuer ho make the least offer to escape, or' offer, dmectUo or indirectlio to medle inRhie sorto' of puh- liko business, espetiallie with meo, by cather messadge, or letter, it shall costo.him his lyfe, writhout' fui'thcr Prooesse: This, if it may bee done, "without a discon- tentment to' hfiy People, would bo an vnspeacaplo con- tentment to mce : To w®^ ciid, as in tbe first place, '!, by this * letter, doe , camestlie desyre your approbation (& to ondcuro it tho more, haue chosen him to^ary it, that of all your How'so, is most dearc to mo) so I dcsyi’O that by a conference, yo would endoauor to giuo the Howsc of Comons content^ mont lykewais : asseuring you, that the excersing of Mercy is no more pleasing to mo, then to' see bothe my - ' n content Howses of Parlament, billi n g for my sake, that J should moderat tho soueritio of a Law, in so important 'will a Case : I eaenot say, that your complying with mce, intendit Mcrcie, ‘ ' n in this my mest-eayaest-do sj -e ry shall make me .more willing, but certainelio, it will make mo make more in granting . ; cheerfull ie -g ^o t your just Grecuances : but if no Icssc then his lyfo cann satisfie my ‘People, I must' say Fiat Justitia : Thus againe carncstlic rccomcnding, the . intention ‘ , consideration of my desj ^ e unto you, I rest. If ho must Dcy, it wer a Gharitio, Tom' vnaltcr- to ropryuc yntill Saterday. * ^ able afiectionat freiid. Ohakles R. WhythaU thell ofMayl641. . / . [Addressed] To the Lords. Spirituall / Temporall now assembled in - Parlament. . [Tbe nwhole of this letter is in tho handwriting of Oar, 1. The errors and corrections occur ^in the original.]

BELvpra Castle. 80t7ir Jiwe 1869, ^ ; Br permission of His Grace* the Duke of Rutland I examined the MSS. in tho muniment room at the Castle. There are hero, and also in one of tho private rooms of His Grace, many ancient letters from the reign of Queen Elizabeth downwards. Fi*om a box (labelled as containing "bid letters^’) in this room, those I -was in- formed' were removed* which now form tho series in volumes in the private room, doubtless of gi'cat interest, but as the librarian, in answer to my inquiries respect- ing them", said be was not at liberty to show them without a direct order from the . Dulco, and as His Grace’s letter to the Secretary of tho Commission was apparently confined to the MSS. under the care of Green; his agent, I did not think it right tOirenowmy request. Mother visit to Belvoir for the purpose of examining the letters would bo most desirable if uic Dnlce would accord his permission. . There arc in tho muniment room'many family letters of the 17tli and 18th centuries. < b ^ / The deeds in this room- arc upwards of 4,000 in num- ber, and* by far tho greater number arc of the 12th, 1 3th, th, and 15th centuries. I examined ’ m.any him- dreds of deeds, so as to he able to give an appraximate statement of the -numbers in those centuries. Several hundred couJ't rolls and rolls of bailiffs ' accounts (of tbo latter a largo mass of about 200 arc labelled as

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12 niS^rOKlCAL MANUSCRtrTS of tbo 12tli century, niicl if ifc .lins not been it eliould bo full}' described. . « , ; My thfinks tiro duo to tbo Librarian for Ins attentions in tbe Library, and to Mr. Green for bis services and great urbanity in tbo !Miininicnb Room. 'AxiTKnn J. Honv'oon.

Arrnxnix. DVJWCI*. , ^ ri 1 1. Ailerton and Little Glen. 2. Aldeu’ick, Ashley, Appleby (co. Wnrudek), Alfro- ton, Aversbam Rolbani, Ashford, Aston (Cold), Auburn, Ailerton, Adcstock, Asbovei', and Alton. > 3. Eng^Torlb, Barkeston Plungar. * 4. Bakcwcll [and other Derbyshire places]. 5. Barson (co. Warwick), Barlobrougb, Barton, Badlington, Buckingham, Bcct}% Bawderby, B or wi (Mv-on-T weed , B c vorl cy . G. Bclvoir, Wiglon Hospital. 7. Bigsby and Barnard Castle. 8. Barton, 9. Bennington and Bisbrookc, 10. Blaby, Bourn, Botbamsnll, Bradmeor, Badcley, Bowden, Brancepetb, Burney, Brislington and Bradby, Bircbover, Bridlomo, B 5 dand, Bridc- Icstonc, Beam si cy and Clapbam Bridge, Boyls- ton, Bnrgk (Lord), settlement of bis lands, Buxton, Bella Land Abbey. 11. Branstou and Bubwell. 12. BoUevford and Normanton. 1.3. Croxtou (co. Leicester). 14. Oiirbar, Clnxton, Cbatswortb, Culver, Culton (co. Bucks), Crosby Grange, Collin gton (North), Cholmerdcn, Canney (?), Cbilwoll, Gotbon, Gul- verton, Clifton, and Church Cotberston, Clipston Pilrk, Carlton (South), Cbcrwick, Cbardcll, Col- tara, Coonc, CliRoii Campbell. 15. Derb}^ Darloy and Denton, Dewbam, Donington Castle, Derebopc Park, Draycot, Disblcy and Dotbick. 16. Eastwell, Eaton, Eagle Eaton (Cold), EIcndon, E verton, Edingball, Eastbourne, Elton and Win- ster (co. Derby), Eastcayles, Enfield, and Edel Eastborpe. 17. Foston, Froggatt, Fretton (co. York), Flodsbam, Fulbeck, Fleet (co. Lincoln), Falding worth. 18. Granby, Gonerby, Grautbam Soke (Ct. Boll), Glossop and Chapel le Frith, Gay ton, Garrendon; Grafton, Gillingham, Gringley (co. Notts), Glan- ' ford Briggs, Gratton (co. Derby). 19. Haddon, Havtbill, Hcllcar, Holme, Hazelbacbc, Hope, Hucklow (Little), Holmesfield (all in Derbyshire). 20; Hallongbtou, Haldeu, Hassop, and Hartington, 21. Helmeslcy, Hamlako, Housbam, and Homildon. 22. Hose, Holwell, Hurby, and Homingwold. 23. Ilkestono, Ingmantborpe, Isbam, and Ilfncome (?). 24. Kellcby, Knap to ft, Kjiipton, and Knighton. 25. Kniveton, Kilvington (North), Kiblcton, Kigbley, Kirkby (Misputon), Kirkencroton, Kilvington, Kirk Langley, Kingston, Killum, Keddington, and Kingston. 26. Liibberthorpo, Leicester, Linton, Litton, Liuges- don, Lindon, Lissingle, and Lutcburcli. 27. Middleton, Mantborpo, Melton Mowbray, Melton n Fors, Meeburn, May ford, Mansfield, Mulcalf Marston, Millingtoune(?j, Milltoun, Minting Park, Matbersoy Thorpe, and Kadburn Makeley. 28. Huston. 29. Nottingham, Norton, Newark, and Newstead (co. ' -Lincoln). ' 30. Oswald Kirk, Osberton, and Oswardbeck. 31. Plungar, Pembroke, IPellarton, and Pipe Bed- warne. 32. Eedmilc Tyssingfcon, Badford, Badford (Earl), Boos, Badburn, Beppingdon, Benalxton, and Bowsley. < , . * 33. Bowsley (and Bepsley). 34. ‘ Saltby, Sproxton, . Btatberne, Stonesby, Sutton, Sinerliill, and Stanton. v 35- Savoy Hospital, Sampston, Sbalford, , Shelford, .Saperton, “ Scallowcrofb, Sbeepsbead, Screveton and Austen, >Sutton-upon-Soar, and. Sutton Be- niston, Skiptone, Sfeackpole, Stanstead, Spoon- don, Slruggletborpe, Shuttle Park, Sleigbtbonie Dale, Sinlleet, and Shilton Foulyatt. .... 36, Thorpe Arnold. 37. Tuthby \7ennerton, Thirlby, Tidswell and Staun- ton, Tickhill, Tavistock, Trowell, Tallington,

CODIISSION : — APPENDIX. Tansley, 'Tongo and Norton, Thornton on the Bill, Thnrgarton, and Thorpe on the Hill. 38. IJppington, uttoxotor, Uppingtop, Underwood. ' '39. Waltham. 40. Wbitwcll. ‘ . 41. Woolsthorpc. 42. Wrawlcy, Wansey, Wetherby, Wlmrlop and Castle Donington, \Yithamfield, Walthamstow, Womblo- ton, ‘W^'bridgo, Warier, Wnrsopp, Whirtinton, ' Wintetoun, Woolscott, Wivcnori, Waterfuirorfli, Whistanton, and Wig well. 43. Yonlgravo and Tnrley.

Kisiholtok Casiiit:. Jxihj 3, 1869. With the perraisBion of His Grace the Duke of Man- chester I examined the !^^SS. in his Muniment Boom and Library At Kirabolton Castle. The ctii’ly charters arc not many. There is a charter of King'Henry 2 (tested at Waltcham) granting certain lands to tbo Chnrch of St. Mary of Brellington and the canons there as freely as Honiy 1 giunted it, and con- firming grants by other persons of other properties. The parcels occupy 19 lines of the charter, and the pro- perties and names of the grantors are given. A part of the seal in red wax remains. — ^Thcro are three grants by Geoffrey de Mandcvillc to the Convent of “Watton in llie 12th century. — There is a deed of Gilbert, 'son and heir of Gilbert do Gaunt (dated 1278), by which he agrees to indemnify the co-executors with him of the will of his late father, they having declined to inter- meddle, and left the management of affairs to him.. The seal of green wax, two inches broad ; arms, harry of eight, a bond. Grant in French by Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, Essex and Northampton, 45 Edward 3; with seal of arms. ^ Confirmation by the Earl of Salisbury to the Prior and Convent of Twynham of messuages and land, 20th August, 48 Edward 3 ; with a/largc seal in red wax (slightly imperfect), which for beauty of execution cannot be surpassed. A conveyance dated in 1608 of 214 acres of land fo Erasmus Dryden, of Cannons Ashby (the father of the poet), and signed by him. There are five privy seal warrants by Henry 8 ; one for Anthony St. Legcr, one for Anthony Denny ; one for Thomas Lord Audley of Walden, Chancellor, direct- ing payment to him of 500/., and a receipt at the foot signed by him. A contemporary document annexed explains the motives of the grant. Two for William Gonson, “ squmc of our body;” in one the money is said to be to pay mariner’s wages, soldiers’ coats, &c., and the rate of pay and price of each coat is given. The King’s autograph is on each. (This William- Gonsou -was afterwards Vice-Admiral and Commissioner of the Admiralty for Norfolk and Suffolk for certain pur- poses.) The arguments upon the abdication of King James 2, l688, folio, paper, 265 pages. ^ (17th centuity.) A collection of proceedings in the House of Commons about impeaching the Earl of Clarendon, late Lord ‘Chancellor, with the debate and speeches, &c., 1667. Folio, paper. Begins,- Mr. Edward Seymour charged him vivd voce. This occupies 239 pages.* Conference, 19th and 20th April 1671, on the subject of the Bill for the impositions on merchandize. Conference as to trials of peers and' peeresses for treason or misprision of treason. (17th century.) ’ Francis Walsinghnm’s letters and negotiations; "Folio, paper, 234 leaves. End of the 16th centuiy Inside this is n MS. table of rather recent date, showing “how it differs from the printed book,” * and stating that from 348 of the print is not in the MS.- Inventory of papers at IVhitehall, ‘^small folio; four quires unbound, 92 leaves in all ; — * • . . ' • • folio 2, “ Old things,” Edward 3 downwards, thre^ pages. ' n . " > . n folio 4, Temp, Hen,' 8. - . ' ’ folio 5, Anno 1521. ' • The last year is ,1589. The entries generally begin “ A bundle of, &c.,” or “ a parcel of, &c.”' Sometimes the items are .given. At folio 7, a bundle of 10 years, touching the proceedings at Borne infhe Kmg’s cause this yeare (1531). n \ .

* Perhaps ‘the printed booh' is The Compleat Ambassador,” by Sir Dudley Digges, which contains a great number of IValsingham’s letters.



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XilSTOKICAIi SliiNtrSCRirTS BncKUNG HAXi-/KonroLK:’ ^ ^ . jidy mhizm. , ' \ By permission of tlie Marquess of Lothian, I examined the MSS. at Blickling Hall., There arc, as the Libra- rian, the Rev. James Bulwer,- informed me, many 3ISS. of the Classics, Mediroval Mis.sals, and Books of Hours (which he had not then time to show to me), bub not many MSB. of the nature de.sirod by the Commissioners. The first and second mentioned below would, how- ever, make any library remarkable. A folio Psalter on vellum, written in Lombardic characters, nwith -^Vnglo-Saxon glossc.s over man}" of the words. It is not later than the 9th century, but is infortiinately not complete. An 8vo. sized volume of Anglo-Saxon Homilies of the 10th century, ou parchment. A folio volume (paper) containing a miscellaneous collection in writing of the end of the 1 Gth or beginning of the 17th century. It contains amongst other things — The order of the Coronation of our late Kynge of famoiis memoiye, Kynge Henry e the cjghte, who was crovmcd the 23rd of June 1509/’ (3 leaves.) The interment of King Henry the fyveth. Bogins, - “ This noble prince deceased last day of Augxist, “ A.D. 1422.” Ends, With such armes beaten in them as shall be thoughtncccssary.” (These are not taken from Fabian, Grafton, Hall, or Hollinshcd.) A ti*anslation out of French of a Treatise intituled the Arbor of Bai^ailes, by !Mr. Roger Fremj's, dedi- cated to Charles the 5tli ICing of France by Honorius Bonhor, Piior of Salom and Doctor in Degrees. Cop 3 ' of the AYrit, 5th March, 5 Edw. (L ?), to the Shcriti* of Gloucester, directing a^ return of the Hun- dreds in his bailiwick and the names of the Lords thereof, and a copy of the Sheriff’s Return. (6J leaves.) The Return begins by a statement that in Gloucestcr- ehiro there is no cit 3 '. (Hot printed in the Botuli Hundredorum,”) The Cj’cilian Commonwealth and the answer to it. (Folio, x^aper, 17th centiuy.) The above is the title. Then follows — (1.) An advertisement written to a Secretarie of my Lord Treasurer of England bj" an Euglish. intelligencer as he passed through Germanic into Italy concerning another book ncwl^’’ written in Latin, and published in divers languages and countiies against her Majesties late proclamation for search and apprehension of semi- narie priests and their i‘eceivcrs. (2.) Also of a letter nwritten by the Lord Treasurer in defence of his gentry and nohilit 3 % intercepted, published, and answered by the Papists, Anno Domini 1592.* Letter to the Lord High Treasurer*, beginning, Loving Sir, — If my former letters nwi’itten to j'ou from Middlobovougb, Collen, Hidleborough, and ** Frauckford, &c. &c. , . (3 j leaves.) The extx'act and abbreviation of the book of John Philopatris ag«ainst her IMajcst^^’s proclamation. (28 ? agc3.) [John Philopat is the xiscudouym for Father 'ersons, the well-known controversialist of this period, whose book lierc referred to was printed in 8vo. in 1592.] In , another handwriting follows another treatise, licadcd, “ To the indifierent reader. The xrrosent estate that the realm of England is come unto. . . /’ (Then follows about 20 lines in verso.) “ AYhen Queen Mary " that lately yjosscssed. the Crown, ends, I ** make the reader to suspect the discredaut English ** Gosj>cll of hcrcsic and the Gospellers as libellers of malicious lies.” (This is seemingly nwritten against the xwoclamation of Hov. 1591.) A folio volume, paper, _17tli century, containing Arguments and Judgments in Hampden’s Ship-Money Case. The table of contents gives — Shixi Mouc 3 ' ; argued b 3 ' Sir E. Little tou for the King. ^[r. llolljome, of Lincoln’s Inn, repty. Sir John Banks, Attorney General for the King. Baron AVeston, Judge Jones, Lord Chief Justice liramston, for the King. Baron Denham and Baron Davenport’s opinions for Mr. Ilampdoii. Sir John Finch^ Lord Chief Justice of the Common Picas, for the King. Prefixed are cotcmporaiy copies of the King’s writ for ship money, and of the Judge's opinions ou the legalit 3 " thereof. IfilliJ. Folio, paper, 17 th cent my. Another volume ou the sliip-nioney c,a«o, containing St. John’s argument for Hampden and the arguments of Littleton, Holborn, and Banks, in the preceding volume.

* Ti'r iss t'.* hy WililTin C
:COI\miSSION .-—appendix; Institution,' power/ and jurisdiction of Parliament, &o, from a M6. found among the papers of the late Judge Hales, the original in his o'wn hand nwriting. Folio, paper; end of 17th century# (This has jjeen printed.) . : • ^ > . A History of the AYorld, in French, from Adam to Pompey. • Large folio, doulile columns ; writing of the 14th centimy (early), begins, '^Avant diex ot fait le ciel ct la terre et les eawes donees ct salees.” . . A. folio volume, paper, end of the -17th century, pp. 279 1 — 1st. Histoirc do la persecution des Ministres Hoh- grois. The preface is dated 1689, and signed Abraham van Port. - . 2nd. Apologie pour les . Ministres cvangeliques ac- cusds d’eti'e complecis de la rebellion dellongrio, presentde par Messrs. ,les Etats Gencraux des Provinces unies a Pempereur des Romains Leo- pold 1% par Mods. Hamel Bruiiiinx leur resident a Wienne en Tan- 1675, and a supplement by the same. Two hirgo folio volumes, paper, 18th century. The first is full, the second only half full. The contents arc copies of letters to !Mi’. Grenville, Lord Halifax, and the Earl of Sandwich from John, 2nd Earl of Bucking- hamshire, -while ho was Ambassador to the Court of St. Petersburgb. The first letter is dated 24th September 1762, and the last is dated 12bh January 1765. These letters are of great interest, giving insight to the Court of Catherine the 2nd, and its political and social intrigues, as well as its relations n with > this counti*y. There is an account of the murder in prison of the Princo Ivan in 1764, when- his delivoiy was attempted by Lieutenant Miro-witz. The writer sa 3 ^s that Mirowitz was a descendant of the Hetman Mazoppa, who assisted Charles 12 in his invasion of Russia (tho same Mazeppa who has been immortalized by Byron). „ There is a copy of the Ambassador’s speech to . the Empress on his departure for England ; and of .her reply ; the latter in French. , n The letters from the English Secretaries at St., James’ to the Ambassador are not at Blickling Hall. Coj^ics of them are doubtless at the Foreign Office. As the MSS, nt Blickling Hall which rcquii’cd my examination were not veiy numerous, the above notice is brief. But the Rexiort would be long if it entered into tho coui*tcsies which the owner extended to mo on tho occasion of my yisit. * , ' Alpred J. Horwood.

THE HATTON COLLECTION. ^ ‘ niirteen chests of papers belonging to the Hatton Col- lection have been examined. The)’ were all in a .state of chaotic confusion. Documents of inestimable value were mixed up with jiapers comparative!)' worthless. Anglo- Saxon and early Anglo-Norman instnimenls were lying side by side ivith charters of the Kith and 17th centuries. Large masses of political xiapcrs and domestic letters were found scattered about in indescribable disorder. The whole of the collection has been sorted under subjects, and the following inventory of them prepared nt the Public Record Office.

ScniDTJLE to MSS. belonging to the Hatton Collection. . . Ancient Deeds and CiiAnTEUs. Saxon “ . - 15 '“Special - - - - ' - ' 7 ' 1123-1153. R. Earl of AVarwicIc. Seal * broken. ’ ^ ^ 1141-1182. Amoul, Bishop of Lisieux. Seal broken. • J 1167. Matilda, Empress. ] 118-1-1219. David, Earl of II niitingd on (King). ' ' ^ Emalci dc Powys.' ^ IVo seals, one R. de rovni. 1186. Edmund, son of Henry 3* St, Hugh of Lincoln. PapallMls - . - • - 'Si n' 12th centurv. Mixed ecals ' ' 1'*” • 13th century. Good sonU - / : J/y Kith ccntuiy. Fine seals - - - 13th ccntuiy'. Ordinaiy • • - L '

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Tutel - 2.771 i; lorludtojt tbe Wfksrr T'ienil'<^«l then: nrc~ iUtlr iletth, cltaetert, Ae. W*(U »r*l» • - 2 13 „ „ Wilhoal Kal* • 127 PenUy tbutm, if. tenatt, 1 1m. 3. knd Ww. T. - M<1 * „ KJwkM 2. - ; - 221 „ „ >. l>!»rsril 3. ' • 551 „ ,, frm lljch. 2. lo W ill. 3. • ToUl - 2,^51 Cons ctroxnxx city

AMsz*lan, Lord, to the IUtI of Xotlinahsm 4th Aojf. tpr.’. iWcnrw theehi f.iefjrwf ih'wm to hieeonftn P’Orly. Arris. Josrn de, l»j II. Hfthorn, 9lh Ort. l7(>2. • (Spard«h ) Infoms hlM thit the etpm.» sent to hsi ntofnedt sud Ihe IVrt (ll«stte''*T} hsThc left the Iliy, tie (JiMTmM returns the letter, 'rhere h slto • ' rermentidota of inrs stul *Tan>«nJt>»jn f.ir the Jento of the Three Kdstes. Abv. T bortas. to Vjteotmt lUtten, -Ith Stj*t. 11V<|. Re^uerlt hi* !>tirnl firrr. Aibnl U17 end Klgin, tinrd, to l.on!'^^, I2th Jin. 173.1 2 letter*. I>rttfrs of (riendthiii. Allen, J .. to Mvount 1 1 itton. flh Nor. 1 frd llittnn. Afrili Mir, snd Oct. ( lette-. tVicetrnlng the ediicstinn of I/orJ Qr*7-. Mr. M'tl- }tito«m'i olijertion* *gsln«t Mr. riilkjrii {tent by my l>ird Mithop’s (aranti') *re roniiijrrtil fnrrtliHi* (jy lionl ftrey. Itai **ited em I»ril sntl lody Notltog- him, Imt list little ho^ of inrrrtt. Androt, A.(T), to l,orJ lislton. 1570 tnd 1571, 5 lettm. Relate elutfly to the tioreronirnt of fluertisey. Andros, C, et *1 , to P«rd lUllon. 1C77, (*,(*'*, 97, snd Kh (« lettm. lteUil.ng to sffstm in CJoerosey inil Jersey, Andros,- K., to I.orU Ilition. , lbS2, 3, K, and 1701. I letter*. _ Relating to (Juerosey. Ac. Andros/ f,> l/onl lUttwi. 1670. !, 1, 6,6, K(, tnd > M. 11 letter*. lUliting to Guernsey ind payments to loidiers, Ac, Andros, ITiM., to le>rd flitton. (ith June 169C, Relating to ilTalrs of Guernsey Aoley, John, to Lord Ilitton (I to Cot. llitton). 1673. 6 letters. ^ , ' Complain* of lie tninner in wljieh he has been treated ' by Captain Stock, and at not bearing from hts l»rd. •flip during llie tune he has lieen ]ti l,ondon upon Ins leiTilshtp’s idwri 5 Tcl.itcs liow thiy were attacked by » Ptrtcfi Caper on their journey from Guernsey to Kngland, &e , Ac, - ^

Appoltonio, Gulielnius, -,3rl May IGH. Relating to ecclesiastical affairs Arhdg, .\braham, to I.ii)rd Hatton and anoilitr. 16t*7,*)?, anil 9, H letters. Solicits the phee Mr. Montague held, •* collector of rents, he knonmg all hit Ixinlship’* tenants (about Hitlon Gartiriih having liset] lo long in Hatton (isr- den. .Also rrlating to a Icasci of (be ihirsonogt bouso (hrrf, and some Imildlng malters. Armagh, Narcissus (Msrshi, ,\rrhbi'dinn of, to the lltshop cf liOnilon [lirnry (.iomptonj. 7ih June I7tth 33ie .Archbii, waited tins tnoming upon tha Poke of Ormond nilh a memorisl relating to the quarter’* rent due, ami inf.irme,! him that the Queen'* Wlcrof trans- lalion (from Puldm) was not meant to dejitivc him cf iia rent. 'Hifi Puke Stited the (lueeis was adrer*p to the iKitowing it upon liii-i, and (hat ibe bailgiren ‘ 2S*V. out cf the rrnt to the nine lloy’* Hospital. 'Hie Puke wilt try to ohtiin QH)!!. (lo-ing ll-c residue of Kvi/.J fiir bim. Has no j rosjiect of mpporting his family, being it the etjenir of buibhng a public hltraiy. Mentions, they are einr of a rarhament, »nd only two Itillsbase l,e"-i thought of for the Cliurrh. lliinks in ,ket Rg uniting and dmdlng rartshe* would lie mo»t neeessa.*y for the good of the Church. AmoM, Tbos., to Ikinl Hatton. ICMtar.d l*“,i*2. tl letters. One reJitc* to his rrsignhg the Viesrege cCGerttonj others of no im]>ort»niril lUit-m. I*'th Mirh 1C!)9, 3’r»i*t1)ialllio detent ton of .'I r. Ilouhalt.foraonic week* during hii lAthbnrnhain'i) remoril into Sj*»v, will ni t 1 ki prrjudin*! to the goml intention* his l,oniihip has for hi* pood. .Xiton, S r \t alirf 2>i5i July IfJI Ambssirador it Speiin. of the Memorial h# jjavc to the King of .Spain i also a copy of the Utter smttni by the Spinish Amlisssadnr to tlie King of KngUnd aga.nat the Puke of Ilurkinghain (1621). Athol, Mirqiiii of, to — — . .(letter*. ( imitted wtiiing through the dratbs of his rootlirr and

fith,r and also through tbo fsligne of raibament. Has found many persons m SeoUand who would not juiy the Ces*. W nirs about various .\e1* (rsprriallyltie Clsim of Right*, brought in by the Puke of Argyle) i and aUmt the Oath of .Mlegtanro, and libcny of preaching in meeting hoofr* I’ereeives »t’» a time of divitioii, not of hralitig, betirren Church and State alTa.rf t and that antl-^io^archlat nnneiple* are hliety t(j get a strong fiwiUng. Hope* to hire his l.orddiip'* asaistmea (if arcciriTy) in obtsiniiig the ]^nt of a piikcdam, wbirh the t'lueen liail signed for iiis father, wh'eh Is now detainei] by the Coiatnissioner thvt other* mny-lie •ppointed tiefurc him. ITiinks it un> reavonsble in tins tFessinit of furl .anient (o deebiro an Hnglisli suceessof. Will do all be ran tn cene the Quern. Mr. Ogilby will give liLs Lunhhip an iic> errtint of tbrir proceeilings m I’arbsmcnt. (Krom SciUlind ) Attabiiry, I.ewij, to lurd Hattan. dlh ,kf*v IG'^.S. Asks fi'r the Incmnbcnrs of Hilling fur ids son ('who ' has translated Abaolnm and Arhitophcll Into Latm verse), should the present iKiisrs'cr not rrcoscr. Aungicr, ! rwnei*. to •— *, Sill Oct. 1676- !,ettrr of thanks fir favours, and esenscs for not srrilinfr, AytuO'e.Guieciardmi.io Cbnstoiihcr Hatton. 20tli Jan. 16.(6. Has lent tlie I'utent ana letter from his I/irdslup. There his lieen tome roiatakc in recommending to him (Hilton) a deputy, Ayihfonl, J., to . 21it fiept. 1689. Relative tn (he sale of some land. Billiard, Margaret, to lord Hatton, HtU July. Two petitions. Raillieiil, llachcl.to Ii^nl . 169<> and 16')9. 2 lelieis, Rrqurats his Luidslitp'a interest to procure her ion’s drtcliarge from the navy, and to give him a jpinner’s place in Guernsey,



Baker, S., to “my Lady Cisly.” Undated. . . ^ Of no interest. . Baltemore, Lord, anti Col. Toucliett, to Lord Hatton, l o/l, . 2, and 3. 7 letters. • Kelativc to difference Ijctwccii Lord Hatton and a Ivir. Langiiorno, 'wherein they act as arbitrators j also a letter of condolence upon the fatal accident (tlirongh at Castle Cornet, \Yherein Lady Hatton and his Lordship’s (Hatton) mother lost their lives. Barbarini, Cardinal. 13tli Feb. Instructions transmitted to © Barbour, Bicbard, to Lord Hatton. 1()G7, 11 , 8, 80, and 81. .9 letters. Relative to affairs in Guernsey, and more particularly to robberies and the desertion of soldiers there. In one he sends his duty to the Duke of Monmouth. Bavksiiire, Earl of, to Mr. Chester. 2nd June l()2(i. Letter of thanks to the University of Cambridge for nominating him to the Chancellorship of the same. Bathurst, Moses, to Lord Hatton. 1st Nov. 1G84. As his Lordship has appointed a day concerning the accompts of the late Treasurer, he will defer his intended journey into \Yarwickshii*e, and will giA'c notice to liis deputy to attend at Lord Cullen’s house with the books. Baynes, J., to Lord Hatton. 21st May 1G73. Of no importance. Beale, Bartholomew, to . Gtb Feb. 16/0. Requests the njecounts and vouchers of monies ex- pended out of the Exchequer upon the Island of Guernsey, as he is to report the same to His Majesty. Beauvoir, Anne de, to Lord Hatton. 25fch Jun, 1685.. To procure her son a place Math the Bishop of Oxford, &c. Beaiivoir, C. D., to Lord Hatton. 6th June 1681. A letter of complaint concerning the chasing of . deers. &c, .Beauvoir/Haniel de, to Lord Kirby [Hatton]. 23rd June 1674. His Lordship’s absence causes a bad effect in the Island (Guernsey). Beauvoir, G. de, ct al., to Lord Hatton. 1674. 3 letters. Relates to Guernsey. Gives an account of the funeral . of Mr. Bail 3 ', Mr. John Sausmai’es is chosen Judge Delegate. There is a rumour amongst the BaUly’s friends that he nail beg of the lung to annex the tithes of St. Martin’s parish to the seigneury of Sausmares ; , and that he muU try to obtain the nomination of the Greffier’s office, and the King’s Sergeant’s jdace, as mtII as the sale of all Advocates’ places, &c. Beauvoir, James de, to Richard Beauvoir. 23rd a. (16)74 (?).* Recommends Jacques Braches as Provost, vice James Kicolle, deceased. Beauvoir, James de, to Viset. Hatton. 1685, 6, 1 ^ 8, .9, 91, 6, 1 , and 8. 22 letters. Relate to the affairs of Guernsey, and the prol)able war Mutli France. Beauvoir, Jtanne, to Lord Hatton. 1679, 1685, and 1688. 3 letters. Of no importance. Beauvoir, Peter de, to Lord and Cliristr. Hatton. 1666, 7, 9; 70, 4, 5, 6, and 7* 15 letters. Relative to affairs at Guernsey, Calls his Lordship’s attention to the M'ithholding of the money, from the in- habitants, granted to them by the King ; of the scarcity of wheat •, of the soldiers being in M’ant of ])rovisions and pa}' ; and the Islanders for carriages for the guns, powder, and matches. There is new’s concerning the • Courts of Law and Church affairs. Beauvoir, Richard de, to Viset. and Chr, Hatton. 1669, 70, 1 ,2, 5, 6, 7, 80, 1, 2, 7^ 8, 95, 6, 7, and 8. 44 letters, addressed from London, Paris, St. Malo, &c. n Condoles M’ith his Lordship upon the death of his father. Thanks him for proving his innocence to the King in the affair of sending Lord Lucas’s speech to Guernsej'. Recommends M. de Brisac to his Lordship, M’ho has been driven from France forJiis preaching. nWrites about the Papists in the Island (Guernsey)) - M'ishes his Lordship M’as there. Some of these letters give general news, and are of interest (see 1 1th Dec. 1688). ‘^The King, Queen, and Prince of Wales has " retired,” &c. This day the Lords Sphitual and Temporal met the Ijord Mayor at Guildhall, and have appointed Lords Pembroke, WajTnoutb, Cul- peper, and the Bishop of Ely, to go to the Prince ” of Orange to desire him to take the government till “ such time as the Parliament has settled affairs,’’ &c. Beauvoir, W, de, to Lord Hatton et al. ‘ 1663, 70, 4, 5, 6, 89, 95, and 99, 18 letters. • Congratulatory letters upon his succeeding his father

as Governor of ^ Guernsey, and xipon his marriage. - Condoles ndtli liis Lordship upon the death of fiis daughter. Lady • Betty,; &c. Contain generar news relative to Guernsey. ‘ ° Belgici.” ‘ ^SSummarium.facultatum Nuncii. Undated.'. Belli aven. Lord. n - Case concerning tlie election of the Shire of Orkney _ and Zetland, &c. - ' - . , Bellomont, Lord, to Lord 27th Sept. 1690. Relating to a person of the name of Skinner.; Bety, M., to Lord Hatton. 1687. Of no importance, Benton, H,, to Viset. Hatton. 4th March 1685, Desires his Lordship to write to the Lord- Bishoj), * or the Lord Keeper, and join nutli him in udiat he wrote, &c. Berdmore, John, to Lord Hatton. 10th April 1688. Of no importance. Bcvkcle 3 % Lord, to Lord Ilatton. ,1683 and 1687. 2 letters. ^ . Relative to some money lent. Understands his Lord- . ship Js building a chapel in Hatton Garden ; if he has not tngaged a preacher, recommends Thomas Dent, M’ho is loiOM'n to many of the parish. ‘ Berkele}’, (Lady)E., to Lady Hatton. 14th Feb. and 7th August — . 2 letters. !^Ientions the private wedding of Lady Alethea to Sir E. Hungerford’s eldest son, &c. Berkeley, F., to Mr. Hatton. .Undated. Of no importance. Berkele}’, J., to Lord Hatton. 18th March und lsfc April. '2 letters. He applied to Mr. Keck for liis Lordship’s payment, M;ho has received no orders about it ; uom^ applies to his Lordship. . . Bernard, John, to Chr. Hatton. 13th April 1663. Of no interest. Bernard, Sam., to the Earl of Nottingham. 15th Aug. 1694. _ ; ^ Gives an account of the Martinico Expedition, and the attack made by the French on the l/th June. It is folloM’ed by another letter dated 20fch Sept. 1694. * Interesting. Bertie, Charles, to Lord Hatton. 1695, 1/02, and 1703. 4 letters. Will do all he can M'itli the Lord. President and others in reference to his Lordship’s affairs in Guernsey. Election at Uffington passed without any opjmsition. Election ncM’S. Has strong hopes it M’ill prove a Church of England Parliament. Prays for a northerly or easterly Mnnd to calm the rage of the coffee houses about the Fleet. Recommends ^Ir. Payne (a French- man) to the Free School at Guernsey, in the place of the late master, deceased. Hears the Duke of Leeds . is dead, at Bath. The Duke of Leeds and all Bertie’s family are greatly concerned for the Duchess, M’ho is dying of dropsy at Wimbledon. Lord Nottingham has got him, and many of his Lordship’s (Hatton’s) house to be a contributor to La Signora Francesca Margarita’s charming voice. Bevis, T. (?), to Lord . 23rd Nov. 16/5. Of no importance. Biggs, Doroth}’’, to ^Ir. Strethay. 12fch April 1690. . Relating to money due to her by Lord Hatton. Blantyrc, Lord, to Lord . 9th Sept. 1/02. Relating to the disposal of Commissions of Deputy Admirals of Scotland,. Judge Admiral, &c., M’hcreby 8007. or 9007. caii be made. Explains hoM^ he is placed in the disposal of the same by the Dukes of Richmond and Queensbury ; asks Iris Lordship to see the Duke of Queensbury about the same. - , * BlatliM’ayt, William, to Lord Hatton and the Earl of Not- tingham. 1684, 1702 , and 1/03. 6 letters. Upon Secretary Jenkins’s motion yesterday made . in Council, the King granted Lord Hatton leave to ' come to England. Begs Iris Lordship (Nottingham) to determine the establishment of the Duke of n Schomberg’s Dragoons, tlic officers calling for money to make the levies ; trusts he Mrill think of tjie notice to be given to the officers of the 1,500 troops that are ' to embark next month (August) about the lOfeh. ftf Mill be necessary to order bedding and tents for the six companies of Brigadier Seymour’s marines, who are ordered to embark at Plymouth. Other railitaiy” ncM's. * . ' . . . ' - Blechynden, T., to Lord Hatton. 16/8, &c. 4 letters. Returns thanks for favours shovhi to him. Gentlemen have been canvassing a month for the Parliament. The defeat of the Turks is here much lessened, as if little more than raising the siege j and that since the Turks have been in a posture io receive the

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•• PoV? whli Hju&l lens.” Lijt »r«k was fital lo •rrmi dufUm. The nwet eminent he hear* cf, »rai lh*t t>{ e hroUier of J*tr Humphrey I oMcr’i. Plount, to l/ird tlatton, lltn Sept, Ofnolnttfrrt lloUnet. Jean, end »nr. Uth J»d. Their ctidrnee. Upon n iwt mottern e\tmiMatiou Wide l>y Ihem, ujion the IxmIk* of the mother end «rjfe of the {tnremor of (Juemtey (l,ord Hittonh IkilinithToVe, Ixml (7), to txjot Wiiirlnl^ra, '.Mnl Ftb. 1711. Of no Import tnee. Itommarr (7)t J., to l,nrd lliilon. d lettert. RrUuee to »n «p[io«ntmetit to k churrh tn tinennry. Itookmy, John, to Liml Hrtton. Iti77i knd l(rt7. A letten. A*Vi hi* {/>rdih!p to STkst Iicenetk to (temonk ntmr J, to trknrpor l*ooJ to uiierji'iey, Ae. lloRiciy, John, to I/rd llittoi. 1G.**'<, l(jr»7i ind irntt. I> Irttm. Thant* hU Lortlthijt forfamiirr, tijrri n;» kimunt reUtsre to the ne» C*non* i»*de hr the Arrhhuliop of OanterhiwY ird the It^hop of ineherter for the Churth of Oumtiey. Uejj* to hare the pUee of Chaplain in the Itllud. A*ti hi* l^lthip to mri'r to the SmrUty of SUte m hi* bchklf, mneemitijf a Utrniit in l^don before the Kin;; and Cottnol, atruntt John rrianlr, on the moUUry inrreaiinti of I'lter Ronamy, bt« nrj'lieie, Oonatny, 1*. to Uwd Hatton. 1C75, 3, SI. 3, ft, -t, o, S, and 3. .TC Irttm. fUUte pTtnfipallr to ««lrt»a»t>o»l ifTaif* in (Jutmier IVml. Jean, to Lnr<] Hatton. 7lh July 1C''I, hoboti the p’are of KiniF* Serjrar.t in (tuemaej', ahead J l*«me tiudle die of hi* preterit mainly. Ikeeman, \t m., t* tlir. Hatton. IWTh iJHtrn, Coneemin;; the pure bat* of Cliuieh Ila-ripton. Ilokton. ,\n AdJirai to the King frw"-**-* lie'"" , lotflm^wX to Chr H atlon. 1 5tl> M ty ! GCt. Ilclattng to a dclit of X!/, far a !>ee»e. Joofaud. J, de, to M, Hatton, ir.lh Jure IfAl Ofirolmportanee- IkmlvaoSt. J,to LcrdlJattwi- /. H. and 93. H Irttm. Of no iapertanw*. . ^ . ...... ItoutUoo, Jran, to lord Hatton. lC7t and 1C( . Irttm, lUUtinKtonoemaey, ic. honme, J a-, to Lord Hatton , Ifr.’; and lOI. 3 Irttm. Of BO rmportaote. IVonltnlier, H., to lonl Hatton, l/itdated. Itelalea to the ofiVre of llaiUI ui Cutmtty. Itoner. Ota>ri;<. Ctli Srt’t. 17^-*- Cire* tn artonnt of chaainj; a tuppoaed ! lenrh ahin : ^ entloatd ia al»o an amrnrjl from the Captain of t!*e Kemiboroorli (r*th Sept. irt>-’1. of mmnj; up anlh a- I'/eath >un of ^Var, and on lookina; wit made X) Isorr, atho afleravd* aUeTrrl La»t. llradahaw, Ned, to . IMhOre. (ICi?!. Uaeleat. Itrai'be, 1110*., to Lord — . I'hh Jan. tfZM BoLrtt* lh« pU« of Muter Cnnnet at Ouemtey, »>« Mr. Hrtte, doreaied, , .... CiCO , tt> liori n n \2\n I Hi* Ojiiftion (artordiOg to the Uuren’* eommtnd reUtirc to ibo hhip Sla. Thema, of IJtlioti. raptureil Cant. Unlrton, of H M S. Meilaray. Rrenand. aVm , to Lord — — . l.’fith Matrh 17**1. lartttr of thank* Hxerelon, — , to Ijrrd Hatton. Unda'rtl Dewrea hi* leinithip to Intermle aitlh the llidiop of Otfuid on behalf of bU htollier, wlio had been e*. |ielled from Clmit (.Tiurrii, Oiford, and to get him trinatatid. .... llfrton. Tlioa., to 2 nd A]|m1 IC'vt. IJoea not know how it will be arttW wlio a to he Cnatoi llotoJorom, atthou(?ii lie pot the Commi»*ion lealed Uat Thumday for Urd .Moniant, but Utd NoHinpham latiour* to bare I/ml Hatton continued. Tiiere can be no Seuiwi* neat aeeek. fur the Act ia not > nailed for arttheg the Oath*; ami little bilimet* can U done till after the Coronatiori. h ia a* iineertaiii ti erer whether King Jamei be kli*e or dead, or where he ia. Ihere are many foot eomi>amcs being rawed, but doe* not hear of any horae, Ac., llrenl D.,to Lord— •, (Wandir.is lUeitera. Ilecommendi variwi* Fitnch aervant* to hi* Lordahip. Ureret, li., to Lord Hatton. 1 Cl* I and ICjj. 3 le-b*N«V. .21863,

Rrewtr, John, to Lonl , Cth June 1702, ' la diaappeinted at not obtaining the place he «i« pccted. IWdgtnan, Wm , to Lord Hatton. 167,1 and 169S. 1 letter*.

1/ird Arlington icnda the fonnof a proxy, and eon. dole* with him utron the »k 1 miafortime that baa hamiened in the laisnd. Copies of letters aent, with onJera from the Admiralty entieerning the Squadron exj^led from the Straits mtli Sir George Rooke. H M.S, Lark I* apiMjintrd to attend on the Me of Guernsey, in the place of the Swallow, Ac. llriwoe, to I,ord Hatton. Lilli Feh. Ifisj 'Hie A line Iwgina on the 27th inat . and the Judge* intend to ride the arctiit on horaebaek. to they will be at Northampton at one oVIock on that day, Ac. UnKoe.'lL, to I/jftl Hatton. IC'iC. d lettm. Hi* brother Mill i* taken prisoner by the French i liepi hi* I^nUhip’i asfistanee to procure hi* exchange 5 Lia applied to Secretary Trnm bait : hear* be ia earned to Dunqncrque, llriiue, J. de, to Ixird Hatton. Ifrtr. .’I letter*. Iblste to eecleataatical atfaira. Ilroehsnl, to liont — — , 1C7J. 2 letten. He late to France, and its ahipa Hrock. Anthony, |.> I/inl Hatton. 6tb Ang. 167ii, Coneemitig tome Lreneei. IlrooVe, Ar . to lionl . ICrtJ end 1C31. 2 lefteri. fir no {m[M)ri*nee, , Ilroime, Richard, to Cbr. Hatton, lit Dee. ICAi. Tlim ia a rumour here (Oxf.wil) that the French hare made an att^pt oiwn (luerruey, but were repulaed. Ihe three Irencli Amlwsndora and the Kail of St. Alban 1 hapjwned yrrtenUy to meet uiwn the war (aleuit 10 milea off), where they alighteil and dw- fwiraed for half an bmir, Tlie Lord aiancellor and the .trchlyi. of C^nterlmry are rreorertng from their Hlne»a la informed by Sir Wdham St. lUny tiiat II mull, the French Minuter at London, is dead, Hnice, iJittrU .

icn. ' ’'O trice rrraa). Aug, and SrpL AreounI of Iheir diiel; alao aou. death of Mr. M hile, of Magdalen Cotlegr..* upon the llruee. Sir Alexander, to laml — . 1 702. 6 lettm. Relate to the Scotch Farlitment, and the Act eoR. reming IkTsbyterian Goremment ; and ho« he is expend the Ifuiiae for aarirg “ I’rcabytenan Gorern* " Blent w»a no point of the IVotcatant Religion,'' Ac. Ac. Very infertaling. RradentlL l.oed, to I,orit and I^dy Hatton. 1616, 7, and 1660. 5 Irttm. Relative to ptoi>rTly at Kirby. Ae. Ilrudenell, (l.*JyI) F, to I.ord and l>edy Hatton. 3ril Jan, and undairtl 3 Irflm Stir. Shinn ha* nrored hia marriage arith Indy Ogle, but ahe will not lire wiih him for fear of being “rotten " Iwfore ahe m npe " I>wl StiRulk, ainee he loat hi* wife anil daughter, htei with hii aiater Northomber. land They bare here atrange Arabasaadon. one from the King of Fe*. the other from *' Mnicorett.*’ AH the town liai *ecn the lait ; be goei to the play tlirtec a week, ‘‘and ttinki *0, that all the laJic* are not able to take iheir miiffi from their now* all the “ play.Ume.'* llehetra her abler Mary will be mamrtl within a month to one of 2,tkaW, a year, 'ihe Ijampooni that are made of moat of the town ladiei are ao nasty, that no woman will read them, rlar ahe aroiild hare got them for her. llackinghani, Duke of, to the Carl of Nottingham. 21th Aug. 17m. .\iking him to apjioint a meeting at aeien o'clock. Rmklr, AVm . to Lord Hatton, 16S|, 2 letter* l^ie Ivird Keeper haa acnl for a copy of the Coin* niiaiion. Thank* Ooil the King la in a hopeful way to recoaer, Ac. Itullyrant, Jeremiah, to I.ord Hatton I69tl, I, 2, and i;i«, 4 lettm, 2 (with an incloaure, 6tU Sept. 1702). KentU extract of a letter from Capt. Deauroont, Com* niandrr of the Squadron off Dunkirk, for the informa- tion of the Rarl of Nottinghiun, eoneerning the with- drawal of the Uotcli Ship*. Ac llurdett, AVm., to Lord Hatton and another. I6!*2, 3, and 4, 5 tetter* and an incloaure. Relate to money aifairs. Rurgrave, Robert, to Wm, liOnguevUle. Undated, Concerning the probate of the arill and estate of Lorn Grey. .. '




Cummins, Charles, to the Earl of Wincliilsea. Of no importance. Cptler, Maiy, to Lord Hatton. • 15t]i Jan. 1688. Monetary affairs. Cutts, Lord, to the Earl of Nottingham. 1702 and 1703. 6 letter's and an enclosure. Relating to military affairs, wherein is news of the taking of Vcnlo, the siege of Buremondc (enclosed is a journal of the said siege from the opening of the trenches to the surrender), the attack on Fort St. Michael, &c. &c. Very interesting. Dakers, Robert, and another, to John Hasihvood. 12t;h June [temp. Henry 8]. Notice to appear before the Council at AVest minster, relative to same lands in traverse, and in the mean time not to receive any rents belonging to the same. Dalez, Baron, to Lord Galway. 13tli Feb. A letter with three enclosures, 1/02 and 1703. Relating to French Protestants in arms in the Scevennes. Dalgarno, George, to Lord Hatton. 1672. 3 letters. Nothing of importance. Dalston, John, to the Countess Dow. of Tlianet. 15th May 16/6. Nothing of interest. Dalston, Thomas, to the Countess of Tlianet. 5th June. Concerning some papers relating to Skipton and Berdon Tower. D’Allegrete, Marquis of, to Air. Aletliuen. 26tli April 1703. ^ Informs Methuen that the King has given orders that the ratification of the Treaty with Holland shall be made anew, leaving out the rvords desired bv M. Schonenberghe. Hopes the Queen of England udll interpose her good ofiices with Holland, to send within three months a ratification without any exception. Dampiere, Mods, de, to Lord , 1703 and 1704. 11 letters, &c. Relating chiefly to military affairs. Very interesting. Danby, Lord, to Lord . 167fi, 1683, and 1684. 3 letters. Relating to the impeachment made against liim Jiv the House of Comniqns.^„ IGQb Danvers, DaniehJ-^i^^ > AWIt ; r. n rr the . Wn ft:nn

Derby, Earl of, to ^ . 1702. , 2 letters. Asks that Lord Nottingham may remind. the Queen of Ills (Derby’s) petition to be the. Ranger of the Five Forests and Constable of Lancaster and Liverpool Castles, &c. Deshayes, J,, to Lord Hatton. 1st April 1687. Of no Interest. Devaii, D. 20th April 1703. . A letter (apparently an enclosure) received from being a Projefc pour faire unc descente en France.” Devonshire, Lord, to Sir Chr. Hatton. 10th Aug. 1603, Business for the King has prevented him from doing . so much in tlie matter as proposed to him, &c. Dewe, Elizabeth, to Lord . 8th May 1606. Of no interest. ^ Dobree, Elisha, to Lord Hatton. 3rd Sept, 1687. Relating to licences for wool. Dobremcl, John, to Lord Hatton. 1672, 3, and 8. 3 letters. Relative to wines. Dolbcn, Gilbert, to Lord . Undated. 2 letters. Relafing to the Bishop [of Petcrborough(?)] being sunvponed to London, and that ‘‘the House has “ adjusted the sum and voted it to be due.” Dorset, Lord, to Lord . 1.9fch May. Relative to some fines in dispute, uhicli are supposed to be in favour of the Lord Warden. Doughty, Mr., to Mr. Stretehay. 17th Sept. 1689. Note of the fees to be paid for passing a Patent fox* a Gustos Rotolorum. Dooming, George, to Lord Hatton. 9th Jan. 1670. *1 he Lords Commissioners of the Treasury desires lus Lordship to attend them relative to a petition of the Bailiffs and Jurats of Guernsc}*. Dowmton, Henry. 10th Feb, 1636. ' His certificate of tlie Stewardship of Higham Feri'crs and Rushden. Drax, Henry, to Lord and Lady Hatton. 1.665 and 1676. 3 letters.,^-

no im])ortance .A-kbois, Francis, to

Lord Hatton. 1672. and 167^-

1662, 3, 70,

1702 and

Not^h^-ftcevuing thej^r'fJafton. 9th Sept. ^ at Gucrnspurtance. 'PnrpT- Tamel, to Lord and Clir. Hatton. 16 letters. Relating chiefly to Guernsey. Davenant, Charles, to the Earl of Nottingham. 1704 , 5 letters. Relating to the Union with Scotland ; liis opinion on the same; tenders his ser\’ices as Secretaiy to the Commission for the said Union, This morning (17th Sept. 1702 ) nine ships ^viih. their convoys amvetl from the East Indies ; the Bedford (nearly as rich as all the others jiut together) has not arrived; nor has . any ships arrived ir om Surat ; news from those parts are bad, of which Sir William Norris being in chains, is not the worst. It is reported upon Exchange that Fort St. George is hesipged ; all things there are em- hroDed, and nothing else could be expected by setting up two Companies : hopes it will not end in the entire loss of the trade to England, &c. Interesting. Dawson, J., to Lord Hatton. 20fch June 1725. Undergoes great hardships in the sponging house, &c. Day, John, to the Earl of Nottingham. 1702. 2 letters. Concerning the sailing of the Charles galley. As the embargo is now taken off, there are several shijis already bound for Jamaica and the Leeward Islands. Delabertouche, P., to Lord Hatton. 1729. 2 letters. * Of no consequence. • Delamarche, G. (V) S., to Lord Hatton. .31 st March 1697. Returns thanks for the place bestosved upon him, lately held by his kinsman, and trusts he will have the same wages, Adz., a crown per week, Dell, J., to l5)rd Hatton. 27th* Nov. 1694. Of no importance. Deraarces, — , to Lord Hatton. 23rd Jan. 1656. Nothing of interest. Denbigh, Lord, to Lord . 1702, Election news. Are pretty sure now to have a Clxurch of England Parliament. Denbigh, M., Lord, to Lord Hatton. Undated. Asks his Lordship to intercede uitli' Mr. Traian on behalf of this gentleman for the living of Gey son. Denham, George, to Lord Hatton. 1692. 2 letters. * Sends prescriptions for his Lordship’s son’ and daughter. Denny, Daniel, to Lord Hatton, 8th Feb, 1618. Of no interest.

abois, 3 letters. , ^ Retui-ns thanks to his Lordship for appointing him Alaster of the School at Guernsey, and asks to hax’e the cure of St. Andrew’s parish conferred upon him, now void by the decease of Air. Jersey, &c. .. Dubois, Alarie, to Lord , 28th May 1675. Of no importance. Dubuordieu, M., to* Lord . 13th April 1703. A letter and an enclosure. * ; , : * Relating to the Protestants at Ceyenes (?). ^ Duckett, John, to Lord Hatton and others.. 1684, 6, 9, 1690, 1,2, and 3. 17 letters. These letters relate principally to legal matters:/ some contain interesting news. Dudley, Anne and F., to Lord Hatton. Undated. , Of no interest. Dudley, Augustine, to Lady Hatton. Undated. 2 letters. Of no interest. Dudley, W. (?), to Lord Hatton, 1685 and 1696. 2 letters. Of no importance. Dugdale, John, to Lord and Chr. Hatton, 1666, and 1685. , 2 letters. ^ His father having informed him that he (Christopherl had lent tire Lord Chancellor the pic toe of Lord Chancellor Hatton, he presumes to send for it, his Lordship being very impatient to have it ; wdll return it as soon as a copy can be taken of it. Acquaints ilia Lordship of the death of his father, and desires liis favour (he having spdken to the Duke^ of Norfolk and the Lord l^easurer) to speak to the King to nomi- nate him in his father’s place (Garter King at Arms), &c.

Dugdale, Sir William. See Portfolio, p. 30. - Dumaresq,' R,, to Lord Hatton. 25th Sept. 1682. Of no importance. Dumaresq, Ph., to Lord Hattoir. 1683 and 1684- 3 letters. Relating to a book of Collections and some parsers by Air. Poindexter. ^ Dunensis (Down), Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of, to Lord Platton and another. 1661 and 1662- Two letters, one addressed to Lord Hatton (holo- graph), in praise of him, hut if his “letters he un- “ welcome, then do not write to me . back.” The King has been pleased to forgive all the Clergy of Ireland their first fruits and-twentieth part, and sends a Lieutenant whom they think xvill excel , the Earl of Strafford in kindness to the Chiu'ch ; the other relates to some accounts owing to one Frank Ash Tor books#

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Duponi'bmnd, — , to Lord lUtton. March Of no importance. > Durand^ to M. Ilaiton. , Uaeleas. < Earle, John {Conaul in Portugal), to the Earl of Nottmg- liam. 1702 aod 1"(V3. 6 letters. ‘ The Wincheater has saiteil from here ll.isbon) with the Lord Cliancellor >fethuen. AVrites concerning' some seamen and the pilotage of tlie Queen’s ships. The AdrentuK fr\^t6 had arrived in arv dajs from Portsmouth with the Prince of Darmstadt, who has not yet had aticlienco nith Uio King. Ijist night (ISth Aug. irOt,’)“o«r grand fleet” passed this port > fur the Straits; too or three small frigates called in here, a hlcli plcBrcd the King. Also nlating to goods sent for the Fleet, Ac.. Gives an account of the Watch conroY being attacked hjr the Prencli. Interesting. Edraonds.'Tliomas, to Sir Clir. Hatton. 2l’nd July IGU. Kclstiiig to his fee. Ekeren, an account of what passed at the llattlo of, hy hi. Opdara i enclosed is a letter from the Trewurer, General Hop, to the States General, dated ^tJuly 1703; and a memoir serving to clear those dillieultics objected against the relation given in by M, Opdsm, Interesting, Ekins. John, to Chr. Hatton and another, IGGi and ICO, 5 letters. Isolhing of importance. EUiot. Stephen, to Lonl [Hatton]. 105. -1 letters. lias received ordm from the Admiralty to follow- such directloTis as his Lortlshtp ihall mve ^for his aitendsnee on the Island of Jersey m H..M,S. Maid- stone. > Ellis, Demard, to Lord Hatton. 1G75, S, 0, St), 1, 2, 3, 7, S, 9. 91 to 99. 12S letters. (F.Uis was Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey.) Gene- ral news relating to the civil and military affairs of Guernsey. Ely.M., to l.ady Hatton 21 st April. Of no interest. Ely, Peter (Gunning), llishop of, to I>onI Hatton. lt
Recommending Robert Boone as Kecjicrof Grclton M'ood, Ac. Eyton, WvUiam, to Lonl Hatton. Vfi7t^ and 1(179. 3 letters. * a N’ewa relating to Guernsey, Ac. Fanshawe, Viscount. 'JTio fees for liis Patent; also the particular fees to His Majesty's servants upon creating a Viscount. Fansliaw, Charles, to Lord Hatton. 2Gtli July ICdG. Relating to a pension. Fansliawe, Eliiaheth, to Lady C. Tufton. 29th Nov. 1C65. Mentioning Lady Drax’s death. , Fanshawe, Henry, to Lord and Lady Hatton. if)79, 81, and 3. 7 letters. Interesting news letters upon various subjects.

Fanshawe, Katherine, to — . 30ih June ICG?, Of no importance. * Fanshaw, Thomas, to Sir Chr. Hatton. 16JS. 2 letters, , Relative to the purchase of Moulton Park, Ac, Fanshaw. "The manner of consecrating Sir Thomas " Fanshaw’s Chapel at AVear Park by the Bishop of " Durham.” Curious. Fans, Joseph de, to Paul and John MethueA. 1703 Utid iro3. (Sec Methuen’s correspondence ) Farmer, H„ to C. lUtton. IGG2 and 1GG3. 2 letters. Relating to a law-suit and aummoiives for vvitncsscS. Farmor, 1V„ to Lord Hatton. 1C87. 2 letters. - Of no interest, FarweB, Clvtistnphtr, to Kir Thoma'v Morgan. lOth Sept. 1678- It b reported that the Duke of Buckingham has arrived at Paris, and (hit his design is unknown to the Councils of England and France. Ihe IVutccof Orange has taken BrailcCl) and put a considerable force m it. Tlie Dutch have ratiGcd peace vvith Spain» but will not exchange until Spain has signed it. R is published that all Hollanders can enter any port of France vv it bout molestation, Ac., which was declared at Funtainblcau on the 3rd tnst. It is said the Dutch will not trust them, notnithstaading their promises and passports. Fauenon, JI , to . 7th Feb. 1G97. Of no interest. » Fauconberg, Lord, to Lord Hatton, 1G93. 3 letters* Recommends M. Boiilialt for the .Mastership of the Colirpfe or School in Guernsey, wlueh he (Uouhalt) previously held. Ac, Fauarie, .Moise, to Lord and Lady Hatton. ICSl, 6, 7. 9, and 91. It) letters. , Relating chiefly to ecclesiastical aflairs at Guernsey. Faiitrart, 0., to Lord fHatton]. 1C98. 2 letters^ Desires his I^orilship to recommend him as a Surgeon in Sir Charles Hare's Regiment, and for the Garrison of Guernsey. Faux, Guy. Copy of the letter sent by him to LonI Jlont- eagte, whereby the Plot was discovered. Finch, Lord Chancellor, to I.onl Hatton. )3th March IG79. Rcr|ues(s Lord Hatton to attend the IIou»cof Peers to take the Oath of Allegiance and to subscniic a Dc* clantion according to tho ,\ct of Parliament disabling Papists from sitting in Parliament, Ac. . 5A.V, Vxh. \1V.A * On liehalf of a man convicted, rmeli, Edward, to his brother. 12th July 17G2. Is Still of opinion that it is o good design to augment the poor Bishonnc of B. Finch. D.,to Lord lUtton. 7lh June l(i81, 'Phe Captain of the Fan (an represented to the Admi- ralty the unfitness of the vessel for the service to which she was apiiointed, which -was considered by them, but they have not thought fit to eppcmit any oihft~-tit least not duringrthis bcasnn ; — tnosc vvhicli his I.ordslHp proposed are disposcil of. Finch, Hencage, to the Earl of Nottingham, 1(198 and 1702. 3 letters. Surprised his I.ordship cannot tell wliat Cliarics Diin- coniVa fault was. Election news, and the deferring of tho grants to the Earl of Derby of the Rangershi]* of tho Five Forests and the appointing of Itim aa Constable of Ijincaster and Liverpool Castles; some hundreds of votes depend upon these ofliccs. Desires his Lordship to ask Mr. lllaithwailc to remove the soldiers from Newton, who may ho trouhlcsomc at tho election, which b expected to take place shortly; advises that they he sent to rrc'cot, hut requesta that none may come into these towns Finch, J., to Lord Hatton. \C88, <>, <)l, and IJOG. 7 letters. Relating chiefly to his wife’s illness and some books, rinch, L. W., to I/Ord [IlattonJ.’ 2nd Oct. 1691, Recommends _ M. Bcavoire to his Lordship: asks to confer on him the living of St. Peter^s Clmrch, Guernsey, Finch, SI., to Lady Halifax and another. I9tli Sept. 1763. 2 letters. ' • < Of no importsnee, i Finch, W., to Lord Hatton. 6th Sept 1600 Of no interest. ! ' Fiott, Tlioinas, and anolher, to Lord Hatton. 167-1, 5, 7f 80, and 9. 6 letters. ^ ‘ , lUlatiog chiefly to liecucts fot wool. , , 'Fitz-James, Ilany, to Lord Hatton. 27tL Dec. 1CS5. Of no importance. , ,

22 lUSTOIUCAIi MAKUHCRirXS Fleet'iTood, ililes, to Lord Hatton. 16/8, 9, SO, 2, 4, 5, G, ‘and 98. 9 letters. , t i.* * Kccommend various persons for places. Justin Scroril as President of Alagdalene College. Ike imprisonment of the Bishops in the ToAver, and an account of their being brought up to the King’s "Bench, and their commitment being irregular. On the trial being ndjoiimed for d fortnight, and their being bound over to appear, the Archbisho]) in 500/, and the Bisboj^s in 250/. each, on their way to the wafer-side and so to I.ambctb there was the greatest ** throng of people that ever I saw (10 deep on each side on their knees liegging their blessing), and the “ hugest hallo and bnrxa ro-echoing from one shore to the'othcr as ever I heard.” Also, an account of the trial, %ririi the names of tlie council, jury,i>:c., and the summing up (condensed) by the Chief Justice. Mcutitjn ii made of .Archbishop tlbhcr’s Book of I..ct- ter^, wherein are one or hvo of Bramliairs concerning ilic plot of the Papists and the number of them in Par- liament. News relating to ccclesiahtical affairs, &c. Fuller, W., to the Earl of Nottingsam, Uth July 17(M. l)eiirc« hi^ prqurr^ to be burned, provided they arc of no u*-e to hi^ l/>rdrinp, or for the public good* Fuilrr. Utbarie to the serving of n vvarmnt. l/Gl, ' P. l\* to Sir C. Hatton, 3nl Jan, IGilA much nuheted the Avluch the Hou'c of Com- nmuM rtmeencfi hirn, h now at the lV.&yi God to blc5,’s tidi P&riijunent. GobvtK, Thomas, to the Counte:^ Dow. vf Inanct. 1676. 4 ku?r$. Of no


Gage, Richard, to Lord Hatton and anothei*,' 1678, - . ' * 2, 7, 9, and 90. 11 letters. ' ^ Relating chiefly to legal affairs. Gale, or Sale, William, to Lord Hatton. 1684, 90, 1, and • 3, 15 letters. . Every one is cx])ecting news from the W^'est, and a speedy end of their troubles. His cousin (through ill- ness) is partingvith all his horses; if his Lordslup has not left off breeding horses, he has a colt of one of the finest Turkish mares in England, who was got bv Lord Shaftesbury’s Turk out of XVegonnclPs famous marc Snprting Bess. He would have run her against any mare or gelding at” Nevanorket at 12 stone, had she not put out a blood spa\dn. If he should be named for Sheriff, desires bis Lordship to prevent it. llic Queen has gone to visit the Princess at Tunbridge. Asks him (Hatton) to obtain a letter from the Earl of Nottingham to the blaster of Trinit}' College, Cam- bridge, on behalf of ]Mr. Bissett for a fellowship there; he is an e.xtraordinary learned man, but uitbout € friends ; w-as Captain of AYcstminstcr , School and Sepior of his year at Cambridge, &c, &c. Gallway, — to Lord . Undated. Recommends ^L Carrd (a refugee minister) to bis Lordship for the vacant benefice of St. Saviour’s, Guernsey. *Gampleshon, Henry, to Lord Hatton and another. 1676 3 letters. - . < ^ Of no interest. ' ‘ * Gorric, D., to Lord Hatton. 1694. 3 letters. (This is probably some relation' to the celebrated actor.) Getsthorp, Peter, to Lord Hatton. Undated. Of no interest. ' . Germany, Leopold 1, Emperor of. , His Declaration sent to the Elector of iMnyence, dated Vienna, 23rd Dec. 1/03. (Copy, with an enclosure.) Gibson, Charles, to the Earl of Nottingham. 1/02. 2 letters. Asks his^ Lordship to procure him to the office of transporting jirisoncrs of war between Dover and < Calais. The Archbishop of York has written in his behalf. Gibson, — , to the Archbp. of York. 15th Sept. 1702. 'Thrmks him for writing to the Earl of Nottingham on Ills son’s behalf, who informs him nothing can be (lone therein until the Queen returns from Batii, and Parliament meets. He can bo recommended by Sir Robat Cotton and Sir Thomas Frankland. His great disaster at the “Groyn’^in 1694 made liim glad to accept 'the joint command of the Dover packet boats; be lost all when Every, the grand j)irute,” sent him asliorc (ill of a fever) with 16 more, and tlicn Avent off with his ship Charles 2nd, Ever)’ then being Ins son’s mate. Sir Charles Hedges, who Avas Judge of the Court at the trial of six of Every ’s crew in 1696, knou’s the truth of this. Godolphin, — , Lord TrcasAircr, to the Earl of Nottingham et al. 1699, 1702, 3, and 4. 48 letters and drafts. Letters relating to the Earl of Marlborough, foreign afiairs, Pari iamentarj" news, Coamcil matters, the Anny and Navy, Treaties, the West Indies, tlic Enterprise against Cadiz, ChatcatiherauU’s fleet, Comte Wratislau, Sir Cloudesly Shovcll, Sir George Kooke, Lord Peter- borough, &c. &:c. General ncAvs relating to the. affairs of the Countiy; most interesting, nearly nil being hologranb. Godoljdiin, Sidney, to Lord . I6S9. 3 letters. Has rcceiA'cd a commission from the Prince of Orange to act as Deputy GoA'crnor of Guernsey, See, &c. George, Prince of Denmark, Lord High Admiral. 13tb June 1702. His instructions to Admiral BenboAV relatiA’c to the I rcnch fleet of 17 rnen of Avar, wim are ord Hatton, 1G90, 2, 4, 5, 8,9, 90, 1, 2, 7. and 8. 18 letters.; Containing cceksiastierd news. 31ie. FAri*uf Halifax ii made Marquis, and also I>ord Privy Scab |?ir AVilliam Prichard is declared duly l>cird Afayor by a majority of 14, after a clo^o ftcrutinyprliich Infs caused much rejoicing by the lotal party. Subscriptions for obtaining a cliarter for nVIdorr. If reported the Duke of Monmouth hr,> tdAunced a*s far as Temnton Dccn Avitli lA of <54C. ^ Goode, WUlirim, to Lord Hatton and anothtr*. Hv3, 4, «>, 6, and 7. IHkttera. Relating to the A.nbe?. Tvuir>; kc., pmei- nUy c4 a pririxlc nature. h dectM or '^Nojtbamptonshirc by a of 190



^ Cim iMfruetions how to *fwch for the erijinil Rnnt of GftUt'n «inl WeMon Weoit (temp. John) tn tne Towwi &c. if. . . , , , „ Root. F. W.. to •' Tlictr llisli oml Mitshty l/)nliliip».’ 25t)» Apnl 1703, . , , Gim tn treount of the lUltk Ufar the rjluRe of Finthogh, br Ueul. , „ , i. Core, TTiomta, to Lord tod Clir. Ilttton. IGOU, £>, »tjd <0. Ifttm. ' . , lUlalinif to the n\t ot Biawptont t tne of Gretton ; l^dy 'Ibanrl'i mottffaRc, if- (»Jl of » prirate Conrer, Uyhtrd. tnd tnolher, to I-ord lUtton. Iff^tlo 17tl0. SI Iflfm. Kelstes to the marriage of hii nirre tndthe jtltlemfiit , muJe upon her. The dindtoft of lUfton Gtrdrn into plot* for builditijr. TlifT »re In prral trrirf tt tlio low of the “ Snvmia'* flpcl. It i* rei-orted thit 12 of the Urvnt mfrehintiTiTO ran perpoaeJy whore on tJic cowt of I’ortitjrsl, snd nf re then let on fire i the tl<;ht a t* Tsm^tAnTitd vW d^5 V "'f® hi%d ttw tie*t of at tiv* iiegtnnina: until 1 itmlle fame up with his ttiiiadron ; at m^jht we bore away, but what has Iwotne of them 1* not knosm ; trust* they have maile for the port of Kintale. yionetary affair*. IVinrmiinfr Iho aale of Itrartipfons and Slaydwrll. Ha* _hnl W defend the n Cc'Ti*’rati'in of Fenn* aj;ainst a bill preferred to the House ( f tVwrniins by the Carporatwn of Lynn for talsinft away of a tluloe of their* which eost f.OOfl/. Give* an opinion relative to aonie clerieal affair. Frari tW» Tarl ament will leave aftne. If not pre*t tire* Iwhmd them, L r they hare » (treat work to do. The Aef is passed to redoec the Army. Some thmk the Malt Tat will lie eonliniiesl for psTinz the disbanded . men. It i* Isclwvrd the Kinjt of ^‘paln u dead. 'Ike ,\rchbiihoji may hive oocation to use hi* anthority snth the Uidiorof hi* (Hilton’*) dieiee*o f-ir nrjllertinjt hU diitf". eimUitly Pi J)f. Harlow, Hie In»h ffiT- feiJiiiT* sidl ease tlirm l«it lllile in Uses, there Iwitis *0 fesr haver*; and the Seotfh Union h** met the tame fate that »'milae prpjert* hive. Thank* to the assiitarice of the Kin;; and Couneil, and the diliirenee of the Hepiity l-tmtenints and Justice* of the l‘e*e« intlieltle of Wy, they h»ri been preserred from a preat tr.tsehief, if notdr»*nirl»n. Hoes net btbeve the Uuteh Govrmnmt could, or ran da thpi or the public any {.’ood In preserve jicace, Smithfield ii •ooserelockeil with eattlr, that the price hat CsSlen fi*. tn the U., and bay it .1L&*. per hsaJ. Th<* Poke of Shresvtlmrr irould he a trreater person than he it, if hi* braltn would lermit him t<> »*ayat Court t but tt i» wonderful ‘ that the Ubenout divrnion of fox-hnntiiiir ahould azTte to welt tviih hit Grace. Tntt* the House of Corsmana* late address to the Kinp seiU came him Pi make more, and Vwttrr jiitlites of the peacc._ l^ir Ibltranl Seymour on Sunday last ki*«d the Kinp’a band at Krnsmpton. The Kin^t Iia* piven orders for • new ccitUTustions to be maile out foe juttire* of the twaec and depute Iiesitrnsnts all over the conntry, ie Gorstelow, l,eo,« to Chr. Hatton. 19th Jin. }WJ. or no imjiortanoe, Gosselin, Jean, to Lori Hatton. 5th April Hb<7. . 'lliank* him for Rfanunp- a licence for 10 lodi of svool. Goaachn, Mary, to Ixird Hatton. Iffth July IGsy. A krller of thank*. Gossclm, P., to Lori Hatton, 1571, 5, 7. bO, -i, 7. ff letters. lUlatinR to com, wcol. coal, leather, the manufacture of sioekin;rs, ic., in the Island of Gumiter. GoikIkc. Ihlwarl, to Lord Hatton, 19th Pvb, 1595. Of no interwt. Oowtr, J. Iiretaon, to liord — H th J uly 1 702. \Vuhed his Lordship’s letter hatl contamcil the resolu- tions which were promised that he should hare, as toon a*he,(H*ttonl, had conrerfrd mattnra sritli the gentle- men of the country, i-c. Doe* not know sihether hi* Lordsh'in'i petition to the Piifcn bad the effect intended, but he has pot receueii any commands. Hatton’s coinmmion a* Custo* wm ready some time lieforc he (Gower) left l-midon, and nobody inquiretl for It. Grahmc, J,to the F.arl of Nottingham. 1702 and 1703. 3 letters. Relating to election new*, icareity of money, and the low rates of com. wix»l, cattle, Ac, Ac. Grahme, lla , to t7P. • Htaley is to be hanged to-morrow j Coleman was srtalgned yesterday and will be tried nest 'niursday. There u a report that tha King of Spam has »ent a letter itatiog, tliat if any Jesuit or priest suffered here.

, he would not let any of the King of Kngland’a ault* Jcctslcnie Flandera alivf. ’ Granger, Klie., to l^nl — — . 1 1th Ang. IC'^lil. Solicits her husband's discharge from the army, ho having an opportunity of eutertug the Custom-house, I/mdon. Grantham, Hugh (Auditor to the Duke of fsulTolk). Util April I5il, ' > . Receipt given hy him for 9/. due to his Grace. GranviUe, J._(lionll), to Ixird , €tU Aug. VTfhJ. (tonerming the flections in Corosmtl ; and gives an account of the ilate of tlie jnilitia. Grravc*. J., to J*)rd Hatton. 3rd April IC'^.i. ’ rjretion new*, svlicrein the names of Sir Roger Nor- wifh and Sir John Kgerton arc mentioned. Grcgec, Renjamin, to I>jtd Hatton. 2^tli Jnoe !G‘)0. Ho IS commanded by the CoramiMioners, to rerjwest his I,ontihip to pay the poll tax raised by Act of Par- liament for reduang IrcUnd, and jirdsccuting the war agamit I'ranre. 1 here is an enclosure requesting his UmUMp to mtom the Catamw'ioners, (by whom, it is signed) rf the value of hts pcrional estate, and sibrther beholds any public office. Grrrnr, Francis, to lurd Hatton. IfiTH, 1, 4 to I(M1. 79 letters. (tirrme was RfceivcT of tlie King’s Revenue at Guernsey.) These letters relate entirely to Guernsey affairs. Nothing of any importance. * Green, Rer. .‘'smiiel, to fyiril • • 1727 and 172^- a letter*. (Jf no mierrst. GrcenwoiKl, Nalhsnirl, to Lord Hatton. I Ith June 1C97. Relating to a dispute by some person of the town of Northamnlon and John llamford. late Constable, Grey de Rutli.n, (Henry lei vrrton). Lord, to Ltitd and iidy Ilatlonand ntlier*. 1&'^3. 4, and 6. 42 letter*. Is gneveil to hear of the death of b’s nteca l,ord Al»neh*'ter i* dead at Montpelirr Intends to leave Vrniec for Rome on Ash \t rdnesday to *ec the ccrc- mnpics of the Holy Week. His journey to Vra ce siii-s f(iTt«ii*te, for the death of thelJogc and election of another eanied many cermioniei to lake pUre, Tlie Kmi>rn»r has had good fwtune here (Venice), for the Senate ha* detcrmincil to detbre war against the 'Turk* c-xt tpnng, and are pnttinir out ItXl galler*. svhwh are rrrr forn-anl. The i’rinees of >lob!iii!X and IVallacnia base taken the oath of .lllcgtanee to the King and Kstoto of I’obnd. Pevml tosrni have been bunted, and dO.OtX) Tar- tar* slain ’The Grand \nirr is Iwheaded, and b»* brother appointed in hii ttcad.— he who took tlandia and Sewhsvsil? Some nay the Radofl) of Venice is t>riiotier at the Porte. »t w also said that Count Teekiv and tlie King of Poland haie at last agrevtl. The b-tter Vie de'irtd In )«* ls*l from the I’rinevMof Orange snll be useless, fortherc is no pass- ing into Germany snthout great haxnnl. Canlin*) Howard has given bim letters to most of the I’rinees of Italy, who hare regaled him. To-morrow he has audience solh the Duke of Mmiena Wdl not be in Pkri* for two months. Hie plague and fimiuehaa deitrewed almost half the troops of Germany. ’ITio Kmg has i3rd Chanrellar'a death la niurti lamented bylxith parties. Lord Cliief Jnsticc North is aaid to have the pisce, to the great gnef of *‘ Ixird What de '* call (What dye call usV, who, it la reported, *• makes interest to luccecd the Archbishop to take ” tho, iibre of the Clianeellor.” Scrogg* is to bo Cliief Justice, Ixird Cliurehtll leas es for ilogbnd on Sunday. Sends hts Ixirdship (a copy of) the Tetter tho I’nnce of Orange svrote to the army. Hie Queen of France lias died Ihroiigli a fit of apoplexy. ’Flic viar nbetween France and Spam destroys ell correspondence. ’Tlie King recommended Sir Thomas Mercs for Speaker, but tho House chose Jlr, Seymour, whom the Kingre- fused, whercbv tho Lord Chancellor waa put to someia- eonvenienee, be being only provided for the formalities of hU Slajestj- refusing it { 1 !e laid no more, than that, since he (Meres) sva* unanimously chosen, if he had the King’s approbation he would endear onr to serve the House to the best of his power; but the Clianeellor was commanded to desist and the House to choose a new -Speaker. On their return the House voted it , their riglit and pnvdege (to elect a Speaker), offering at the same time to produce precedents where tho Speaker had acted without having the King’s appro* 0 4



batioii. The House asked time to consider of it, and ^ the King gave them till Tuesday ; in all this proceed- ing there has not been a dissenting vote» The Court party is in some distress, since Sir John Earnely is their only speaker. They arc resolved to venture a hundred dissolutions rather than not ruin the Lord Treasurer. ^Ir, Powel told them they might see by thelnst Parliament and the new elections, that a dis- solution had only turned out those who were preju- dicial to the nation’s interest, and the oftener they changed, it would ])roducc more clearly that effect. Will find his enemies increased in their House since n he has shomi such ingratitude to the Duke ; yet they say he has not at all mended their councils ; if they bring in new articles, the sending of the Duke away is likely to be one ; the dissolving the last Parliament , contrary to ihe CounciPs advice ; and the denial of the Speaker, sipcc the King told him the night before that he was the last man he would refuse for that: employment. There is a new witness of the Plot, w*ho confirms everything ^ lie was accused hy Dugdalc, tnlccn, and, upon the hope of pardon, has made a full discovery, ihe three men are condemned for the murder of Godfrej', and more priests are continually being taken, llicy arc in great expectation of the new'^ Parliament, and descant on the name of every member as soon as they hear of his election. The Marquess Russell has recovered from the small pox. Writes on be^lalf of Miles Fleetwood, who will stand for their county. On Sunday night there w'as a great fire in the Tenijilc, w'hich nearly burned it down. Lord Feversham is dangerously w^ounded in the head and little hopes entertained of his recovery. A brother of Sir Thomas Fanshaw'e’s shot one Throgmorton (a Lieutenant in the Guards) through the arm for some injuries received. Neither the King nor the Lord Tror.siirer appears, not even so much ns to bid any one stand for election ; hut the Duke is much em- ployed. Lord Brudenell comes to Chapel next Sun- day; he has kissed the King and Duke’s hands. Begs that he may communicate to Lord Fnulkland and those who possess the Patent to fish the King’s Sea — of the loss of the ship near Guernsey laden with jew’cls — ^that is, if his Lordship does not intend to fish for it himself, he (Grey) having a mind to follow the humours of the times and venture a little money in it. There is no certain new'S from Oxford, yet he learns that Lord Devon has come in and given liis bond for the pajnnent of the money (30,000/.). Lord Mount comes np again for his house, and this Chancellor, it is said, intends to sue him for Scandalum Magnatum. The Pope’s Nuncio is invited to the Lord Mayor’s feast. Is at Leicester wdtli the Princess, who is guarded hy 3,000 horse and 800 foot. Hull is taken, and a Pro- testant garrison placed there, as also in York and Scarborough. They expect to hear of Carlisle being taken by Lord Lumley, &c. &c. Griffin, Lord, to Lord . 15th April 1728. Writes on behalf of a lad unjustly accused of deer- stealing. Griffin, Edw^ard, to Lord Hatton. 13th Jan. 1G85. Understands his Lordship is going to marry again; can recommend a young lady of good familj’’ to him. Griffin, Essex, to . 27th April. Of no interest. Griffin, J., to Lord Hatton. 1093, 6, and 1702. 6 letters. Relates to the licensing of public houses. Contrary to ex})ectation and the assurances of the AlTiigs, they have throw’n them hpth out at the election for North- ampton, and Sir Matthew’ Dudley and Ivir, Tate are chosen. Believes it may have sent Lord Spencer home melancholy. Has spoken wdtli Sir — — Xsbam and iSlr. CartWTight relative to the Coun^’ election, w'ho say that nothing but a slackness on the part of ' Lord Exeter can lose it for them, therefore, desires his Lordship to waite to him on their behalf, &c. &c. Griffith, Lancelot, to Mr. Pulkins. 20th Aug. 1679. delating to money aSaixs. It is Teported here (Lester Fields) that Jenison and his brother have made some extraordinary confessions concernining the Plot, and have got' their pardons sealed. Grimston, A., to Lord Hatton. Undated. 6 letters. Relating to marriage affairs. Grosvenor, E., to Chr. Hatton. 19th July 1659. Of no interest. Gryll, Wm., to Lord Hatton. 14th Dec. 1697. As they are disbanding the array and raising inde- pendent companies to Governors, he is ambitious of serving his Lordship as first Lieutenant in the Castle of Guernsey, See.

Guilford, Lord, to Lord (Hatton). 1683, 4, and 5. 3 letters. , Relating to the position of Governors in making ap- j) ointments, &c. Advises that all papers designed for the hearing of th6 King and Council should be short, j)lain, and cajiablo of clear proofs ; reasoning and arguments will be better entrusted to his friends. Ui)on his (Guilford’s) representation, the King has , commanded Lord Sunderland to inform his Lordship that he dispenses wdth his being upon the Island (Guernsey) this w'inter. Writes about some books lent, viz., the Placita Parliamcntaria, Cartm Antiquac, and Miscellaneous Records, Parliament Rolls, temp. Henry 6, Journals, temp. Elizabeth, James 1, and Charles 1. Guillc, J., to Lord Hatton. 1673, 4, 5, 81, and 4. 5 letters. Relating to affairs of Guernsey. Giiillc, Peter, to Lord Hatton. 22nd Sept. 16/6. Relating to a fee, called St. Martin’s, taken from him. Gwlk, Kiwted, lo , April 1674. Of no interest. Gunning (?), Peter, to Lady Hatton. Undated. Of no interest. Halifax, Lady, to Lord” . .1/03. , 3 letters. Interesting. Hardy, Tlioraas, to Lord . 1693, 4, and 5. 20 letters. Harley, Lord, to Lord . 28th Sept. 1/13. linrxison, Knightley, to Lord Hatton. Undated. Ilarrys, E., to Captain B. Ellis. 12th Jan. 1695. , Highmore, Dr., to Dr. Harvey. Part of a letter from. . Undated. Harwood, Anthony, to Lord . 3rd July 1692. Hascard, Gregory, to Lord Hatton, 5th June 1694. Hasell, Edw’ard, and others, to the Countess Dow. of Thanet and another. 1675 and 1676. 17 letters. Haslew’ood, A., to Mr. Strcctha}'. 1707 and 1710. 2 let- ters. HaslewT)od, John, to Lord . 6th Jan. 1702. Hatton, Alice. Principally addressed '^to her Brother.’’ 65 letters. (Not arranged in chronological order.) Hatton, Anna, to Lord Hatton. (Not arranged.) 12 letters. Nearly all undated. Hatton, A. E., to Lord Hatton, (Not arranged.) 74 letters. Nearly aU undated. Hatton, C., to Lord (Hatton). - One letter dated 1667; the others from 16/0 to 1705. 1,021 letters, containing general and. very interesting new's. Arranged in years only. Flatten, Charles, to Lord and Chr. Hatton. 1665. • 4 letters. Hatton, C., to . Various dates. 24 letters. (These letters are sent by different persons whose Christian name begins wdth C.) Unarranged. ' Some are drafts. Hatton, Lady E., to Lord Hatton. Various dates. 15/ ' letters, unarranged. Hatton, Eliza, to Mr. Clir. Hatton et al, (Unarranged.) 42 letters. Hatton, Isabella, to . 27th Oct. ’ Hatton, Jane, to Lords Hatton and Nottingham. (Un- arranged.) 11 letters. Hatton, John, to Lord Hatton. 29th Aug. 1/04. Hatton (?), li. (?) E., to Lord Flatton, Hatton, Mary, to Lord Hatton and others. Various dates. 245 letters, unarranged. Hatton, Pr., to Lord Hatton. Various dates. 56 letters, unarranged. Hatton, P., to (her father) Lord Hatton. ‘ Various dates. 25 letters, unarrang^ed. Hatton, Robert, to Lord and Lady Hatton. -1648 and 1649. 3 letters. ' ' . ' Hatton, Susan, to Lord Flatton. Undated. Flatton, Thomas, to Lady and Sir Chr. Hatton. 1642, /, and 50. 4 lettei‘s. Flatten 1 W. ^ to Lord FI atton . 1 703 ah d 1 704 . 13 letters. Hatton, William, to Lord and Chr. Hatton. 3 letters.* Hatton, Dr.,' to Lord Flatton and another. Various dat^s. 31 letters, unarranged. Hatton (?). Letters without signatures, probably from some of the Hatton famil}’. Unarranged. 35 letters. ’ Haviland, De r , to Lord Hatton. 16/1 and 16/5. 25 letters. * Some are interesting. Flaviland, Jean de, to Lord Flatton. 29th Jan. 1675: Haviland, John de, to Lord Hatton. 16/2, 4, 5, /, and 81. 5 letters. Haviland,’ William. Testimonial as to character whilst at Oxford,



Le Murcliant^ Eleazar, to Lord Hatton. 1681, 7^ 8, .9, 93, 4, 6, 7, .8, and 9. 25 letters. L& Marchant, — , to Lord Hatton. 1669, 70, 1, 2, 3, 4, /, Le MaVcha'nl, W., to Lord Hatton. 1G65, G, 70, 1, 7, 86, 7, 8, f)6, 7, 8, and .9. 41 letters. ' Le Mesurier, John, to Lord . 6tli July 1695. Le Mesurier, J.{?), to Lord Hatton. 1675 and lG7(h 6 • letters. - .Le' Mesurier, Nicholas,' to Jjovd Hatton. 1676, 7, 9,80, 96, 8, and 9. 13 letters. Le Moyne to . 1706. 2 letters. Le Neve, (Clarcncieux), to Sir Chr. Hatton. 24th Sej)t.

1640. An interesting news letter. Lethieullicr, Chr., to Lord Hatton. 1st April 1681. Lewis, J., to Lord Hatton. 4th Dec. 1686. Lexington, Lord, to Lord . . 19th Axig. 1702. Lincoln, John (Williams?),' Bishop of/ to Mr. Tittley. Undated. Lincoln, Thomas Biudow, Bishop of, -to Lord Hatton. 10th March 1687. • Ling, Nicholas, to Lord Hatton. 1672 and 1678. 4 letters. Lisle, R., to Sir Chr. Hatton. 1st Aug. 1614. Lister, Katherine, to Clir. Hatton and Elizabeth Bodvill. Undated. 13 letters. Litchfield, William, to . 6th IMarch 1695. Llewellin, David, to Lord Hatton. 1682. 2 letters. Lloyd, Richard, to Lord r. 1750. 2 letters. Lloyd, William, B!shop, to the Earl of Nottingham. 14th * Oct. 1703. Lluellyn, Martin, to Lord . 21st June 1704. London, II. Compton, Bishop of, to Lord Hatton. 1680. 12 letters. Longford, Lord, to Lord Hatton. 29th May 1677- Longland, John, to Lord Hatton. lOfch Sept. 1689. Longiicvillc, Dc, — , to Cord Hatton. Undated, 3^1 news

letters^' Longueville, H., to Mr. Streteliay. 1690 and 1691. 8 letters. Longueville, W., to Lord Hatton et al. 1676 to 1713. .521 letters. Some are interesting. Arranged in years only. Lovell, Sala, to Chr. Hatton. 1662 and 1663. 9 letters. Loving, John, to Lord Hatton. 1670 and 1671. 10 let- . ' ters. Loving, Richard, to . 15th March 1702. Louth, William, to Lord Hatton. 10th Oct. 1697- ©Loyde, John F., to Lord Hatton. 2nd April 1675. Lyttleton, C., to Chr. Hatton. 1657 to 1667. 37 letters. Lyttleton, C., to Lord Hatton. 1670 to 1704, 916 letters. ‘ hlost interesting. Containing much Court news, &c., &e. Not arranged. Lyttleton, E., to . 21st Jan. Lyttleton, G to Lord Hatton. 1681 to 1685. 25 news letters. Lyttleton, Hemy, to Chr. Hatton. 1662 and 1663. 4

letters. Lyttleton, K., to Chr. Hatton. 3rd Sept. 1662. Lupsetus, (?), Thomas, to Richai’d Pace. 12th Nov. L. E. to . 9th Nov. L. W. to . 20th May 1712. Macarty, Charles, to Lord Hatton. 1686 and 1687.' 15 letters. Macdowal, Andrew. - 1710 and 1711. (Receipts). McKenzie, Robert, to Lord . 1703. 4 letters. Major, Peter, to Lord Hatton. 16/5 and 3676. 5 letters. Major, Mary, to Lord Hatton and another. 1685. 2 let- ters. Manley (or Manbey), 11., to Lord Hatton. 1671j 2, 3, 4, and 8. 9 letters. ^lanchester, R., Earl of, to Lord Hatton. 1679 and 1681. 7 letters. Manchester, C., Earl of, to Lords Hatton and Nottingham. 1701 , 2, and 3. 3 letters. ^lahchester, Anne, Countess of, to Lord and Lady Hatton. . Undated.. 21 letters. Mnnlove; William, to Alice Hatton and another. • 1701 and 1709 . 2 letters. •Mansfield, Lady E., to . 12th Dec. 1767.. ^larigore, — , to Lprd Hatton. Undated. 2 letters. { hlarlhoTough, Earl of, to the Earl of Nottingham, 2’] letters. L Marlborough, Sarah, Duchess of . J See portfolio, p. 30. • Marsh, Narcissus (afterwards Archbishop of Armagh, &c.), ' to-- — . 2lst January 4 (>72. Martin, Catherine, to Lord Hatton. 23rd !May l675. Martin, Henry, to Lady Hatton. 11th Oct. 1649. Martin, Jean to Lord Hatton. 16/4 to 1689 and 1699. 102 letters and 7 enclosiu’cs.

Martin, John, to Lord Hatton. T 67 I, 5, 7, 8, 80, arid 90/ •12 letters. ' ' ' • = n Martin, Laurence, to Lady Hatton. 26th Feb. 1710.^ Martin, N., to Lord Hatton. 1676, 7°, and 82. 4 letters.' Martin, P., to Mr. Strethea and others. 1697, 1707, 8, ,9, ^ 10, 12, and 14, 8 letters. > Mather, Cotton, to the Earl of Nottingham. 26t.h Nov. 1703. , n , Mather, Increase, to Lord . 6th Dec. 1703. • Mathew, Sir William, to Lord , 1704. ^ 3 letters. • Manger, Peter, to Lord Hatton and anotlier. 1671 and 1693. 2 letters. * n Mawll, S., to Lady Hatton. 1650, 1,-and 3. 15 letters.' 'Mawson, Jo., to Lord Hatton. 1671. 2 letters and an enclosure. ' Mayniall, F,, to Mr. Strecthay." Undated. • Mead, John, to Lord Hatton. 5th Jan. 1726. Medley, Thomas, to the Dow. Countess of- Thnnet and another. 1676, 87, and 91. 3 letters. Meldromc, George^ (Representation of the Commission of the General Assembly). Jklctcttlfe, Roger, to Lord Flatton. 6th ApriH727. Methuen, John. Correspondence of, udth the Earls of Nottingham and Mancliestef, the Almirante of Castile, ' Joseph dc Faria, Duke of Ormond, Sir George Rooke, &c., &c. Containing 64 letters and '4 enclosures, in all. 129 papers, &c. There are instructions to ^JeUiuen, letters frorii the Almirante, J, de Eavia, and translations of various letters; also Articles of Treaty xvith' Portugal, &c. &c. (?,1702,3, and4). - . ’ See portfolio, p. 30. • • See Castile, Almirante of, and Faria, Joseph de. Methuen, Paul, to the Earl of Nottingham. 1702, 3, and 4. 38 letters and 2 enclosures. Relating to Portugal. Interesting. Midleton, Earl of. His Paper, 1702.^’ Middleton, Daxdd, to Lord Hatton. 1678. , 2 letters. Miremond, M., to the Lord Treasurer. 1703. 3 letters. Mitchell, Sir David. 1702. Instructions to. Draft in the natid-writing of the Earl of Nottingham. ^lonamy. A., to Lord Hatton. 1687 and 1696. 3 letters. Monteage, John, to Lord Hatton. 1684 and 1693. 3' letters, Monteage, Deane, to Lord Hatton i 168/; 8, 9, 90, and 4. 97 letters. - Some are news letters. Arranged in years only. Monteage, S., to Lord Hatton. 1670 and 1674 to 168/. 334 letters, &c, , (A few contain news). iVrranged in years only. Montrose, Duke of, to Lord — . 19th Feh. 1715. Moorall, Thomas, to . 1679. ’ • Mordaunt, Har., to Lord Hatton. 1697. 2 letters. Morgan, Delarivcrs, to Lord Hatton. 12th Jan. 1672. Morgan, Fx*., to Lord Hatton. * 1678. .3. letters. Morgan, Thomas, to Lord Hatton. 1670, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8. 28 news letters. • • . n « Momson, R., to Lord Hatton. 1679 and 1681. 2 letters. Morrin, E., to Lord Hatton. . 26th Oct. 1697. Mortimer, Benjamin, to Lord Hatton. 16th Sept. 16/2. Mostyn, Lady E., to the Earl of Nottingham. 1703. ' 6 letters. Mostyn, Sir R., to the Earl and Countess 'of Nottingham. 1703 . 6 letters. Mostyn, Thomas, to Lord . 1757. 2 letters. Mottes (or Mottet), .Alfonse de, to Lord . 1703. 4 letters. . ‘ ' Mountague, (Lord ?), to Lord Hatton. 13th Jan. 1672. Mountague, Lord, to Undated. Montagu, Lord, to Lord Hatton. 1698 and 1699. 3 let- ters. hlount to Lord Hatton 1 (Pailly destroyed hy damp). 2 letters. Mountague, A., to Lady Hattou. Undated. 3 letters. Mountague, Edward, to Lord and Lady Hatton and others. 1652, 3, 62, 7L 3, 8, 80, and 5. 15 letters. Mountague, Eliz., to Lady Hatton. Undated^ 3 letters. Mountague, Katherine, to Lady Hatton. Undated. Mountague, Walter, to the Earl of Manchester. 21st Nov. 1635. (A copy). ‘ Mountagu, W!, to Lady and Chr. Hatton. 1668, &c. 6 letters. ' * * . Mountnoiris, Francis, Vice- IVca surer of War in Ireland, prisoner in Dublin Castle. 12th Dec. 1635, Musgravc, Sir Chr., to the Earl of Nottingham. 1/02. 4 letters. . ' ^ \ Musgravc, Sir Philip, to . 24tli March 16/5. M. to Lord . ’5tli Jaii. 1706: (Interesting.) M. to Lord Hatton. 17th Jan. 1726. M. L. to Lord — 1687 and 1688.. 2 letters.



P, (?), L./io Miss Hatton. Undated. quam% Robert, to . Undated. A proposal about * furnishing Prorlsions in America. ^ Queensburv, Duke of, to Lord . 1/03. 2 letters. Quetteville* Jlo. (?), to Chr. Hatton, 24tb Feb. 1664. Qiicttcrille, Nicholas dc, to Lord Hatton et al. 1689 and 1694. 3 letters. lli’dclifte, Dr. John, to John Rogers. 1701. 1 letter and 2 prescriptions enclosed, Ralegh, G, W., to Lord Hatton. 16/2, 3, and 8.^ 4 letters. Rawlings, John, to Lord Hatton. 15th Oct. 16/2. Raymond, Anne, to Lord Hatton and another. 16S5, 7, \)2 and 4. 9 letters. Raymond, Robert, to Lord Hatton. 31 st Oct. 1/02, Raynsford, Richard, to Lord Hatton. 1689 and 1692. 2 letters. Regiments raised in 1678, ndtli the names of oiBcers l)e- longing to them. Renouf, Robert, to Lord Hatton. 1697. 2 letters. Rich, Cliarles, to Lord . 9th March 175/. Riche, Diana, to Mr. Hatton. Undated. 4 letters, Ilichrj*t, John, to Lord Hatton. 21st May 1644. Richardson, John, to Lord Hatton. 28tb June 1639. Richardson, Thomas, to Lord Hatton, 16/0 and 16/6. Riehebel, or Ilizcbel, Jacques, to Lord Hatton. 1670 and 1G7L 6 letters and an enclosure. Richiei*, A., to Cli. Hatton. 15th Jan. 16.98. Richmond, Duke of, to Lord . 1702. 2 letters. Righ}', R., to Lord Hatton. . 1676 and 1 677* 8 letters. Ring, Matthew, to®Lord Hatton. 13th June 16/8. Roane, Mary, to Lord and Lady Hatton, 16/6 and 1682, Robert, Jean, to Lord . 3rd Jan. 1679. Robinson, Ja., to Lord . 1691, 3, and 1704, 3 letters. Roljinson, John, to Lord and Lady Hatton, 1652 and 1656. 3 letters. Rochester, Earl of, to Lord . 1702 and 1703. 9 letters, Rochester, Lord. Copy of his speech to the King of Polan " Rockingham, Lord. 22nd March 177L Rockingham, Lord, to Lord Hatton. Undated. Rocl'Jnghani, Anne, Lady, to Lady C. Hatton. Undated. Rogers, .fobn, to Lord Hutton. 1696, 7, ITOO, and 1/03. 7 letters. Rogers, Tim,, to Lord Hatton. 1st Apial 1727. Roland, E.,.to Lord Hatton. 1686, 7, 9, and 99. 9 letters. Roland, J., to Lord Hatton. 23rd May 1688. Ronchin, Piore, ct al., to Lord Hatton. Undated. Rooke. Sir George, to the Earl of Nottingham, 1696, 1702, 3, and 4. 22 letters and papers, ainojigst which are instructions to him; extracts of letters; orders for Jliterccjding Admiral Chateau Renault and the Spanish galleons ; minutes taken at the Cabinet Council relative to the French squadron, &c. Sec, Rooke, George llemrA-, to Lord . 1st July 1735. Uoope, And)rose, etab, to . 25tli Oct. 1/02. Roos, Anne, J^ruly. Her petition to the House oj Lords. Rooth. Richard, to Lord Hatton. 11th Dee. 16/1. Rosewcll, John, to Lord Hatton. lOHi Feb. 16/9. Roussel to 2lst April 1698. Rownc}'. 3'homu'J, to Itic. Langliornc. 1666, 8, and 76. .3 letters. Roxburgbe, Diike of, to Lord — — . 1/15. 9 letters (bit cresting). Rudkin, ICdward, to Loid Hatton. IHli May 1691. Utdiin, Jo., to Lord Hatton and another, 1677. Rutland, J., Viarl of, to . 7th Feh. 1652* Rntlfjnd, Earl of, to the Karl of Nottingham, * 1793- 2 letter?. Relative to the Patent conferring a Dukedom upon him. S.uHcr, ‘rhf'inti'^. to I/ml . 28th June 1688. SaineJ Giliy de, — , to I.,fvrd Hatton. Undated. Salomon, Piern% to Lord Hatton. 1673. 2 letters. Sauv.velU Anlhon\\ lo CUir. Uatlou. 1667. 7 letter?, Sanuvcll. Ariluir. to I/idy Hatton. 2 *>111 Juno l65(b S.-nmvlk 9 homa<*, ct ah, to Lord llr.lton. 1688, 9, 16), 2, and 3. 5 letter:^, SnndbTd. knuicL (I.anrast»,r Herald), to Lord Hatton, nth .\pnl 16r8. Sande>. Fbonu**^, to . 2nd Mav 1792. SandVdeh, Earl of, to Lord . it)th Sept. 1672* Sann.rd, IL, to the Lords of the Privy C’ounril, I7ndatcd. Relating to the “ ('ase of the Pro^Vdpt'* from Surinam/^ • Sanford, Jc»hn, to Lord Hatton ct td, 1689^ 90, and 3. lUUttcH.

Saundersj Clement, to Lord Hatton. 5th ^farch 16/8. . Sausmares, E., to Lord Hatton. 16/7, 80, 8, and' 9. 5 letters. Sausniares, IT., to Lord Hatton, and another. 1662, 3, 71, 2, 4, 9, 80, and 1. 13 letters. Sausmares, Jaquimie de, to Lord Hatton. 1634 and 1686. 2 letters. ’ * < Sausmares, hlathieu, to Lord Hatton. 1679 and 1681. 2 letters. Sausmares, Thomas de, to Lord Hatton. 16/9, 87, and 96. 5 letters. Sa,y, William, to Lord Hatton. 6th April 1685. Schonhurg and Leinster, Duke of, to Lord . 1 703. 4 letters and 2 enclosures. Schonenberg, F., to the Earl of Nottingham, See. 1/02 and 1703. 6 letters. Scott, Edward, to Lord Hatton, T687 and 1688. 5. letters.' Scott, Robert, to Lord Hatton. 18tli Aug. 1686. Scroggs, William, to Lord Hatton, 16/2, 3, and 91. 7 letters. Seafield, EiuT of (Lord Chancellor of Scotland), to Lord . 1702 and 1703. 6 letters. Seainer, James, to Ivord Hatton. 3rd Oct 1693. Selby, William, et at, to Chr. Hatton. 9th Oct. 1662. Seymour, Sir Edward, to Lord . 4th July 1/02. Siiadwen, Joan, to LoitI Hutton. Undated. SbakeiTey, Peter, to Lord -2 — . gtii Aug. 1/02. Sluiles, John, to Lord'Hatton. ' 10th July 16/1. Slicafe, Henry, to Stephen Monteage. 4th March 16/7. Sheldon, Mary, to Lord Hatton. 16/6, /, and 8. Sheldon, W., and another, to Lord Hatton. 1670 to 1680. 95 letters. Arranged in years only. Some are interesting. Sherburne, Edward, et al.) to Mr. Poole. 1685 and 1686. 2 letters. Shcrc, Sir Henry, to Lord . 14th May 1702. ShovcH, Sir Clondcsley, to the Earl of Nottingimm et al. ^1/03. 18 papers and 2 enclosures, being proposals and orders concerning the J^Icditerrancan squadron; co])it‘s of letters to the Grand Duke of Tuscany; signals; coj)y of articles for concluding u peace with the Emj)cror of Morocco, &c. &c. Shrewsbury, EaiT of, to Lord Hatton. 16.95 and. 169/, 2 letters. Simmons, Giles, to — Ellis. 29th July 1699. Simpson, John, to Lord Hatton. 1()83, 4, 5, 6, and 9. 13 letters. Sim])son, Sarah, to Lord Hatton. 13th Dec. 1685. Skchlngton, Thomas, to Lord . 2nd Oct. 1695 (with 2 enclosures). Skelton, Jo., to Lord Hatton. 29th June 16/2. Sloanc, Hans, to I^rd Hatton. 1703, 2 letters. Smith, Edmund, to Lord Hatton. 16//. 3 letters.. Smith, Jo., to Lord Hatton. 16/9 and 1680. 21 letters. Smith, Richard, to Lord . 1692. 2 letters. Smith, Richard, to Mr. Camjdcsbon. 16th June 1676. - Smith, Thomas, to ]x)rd Hatton. 20th Dec. 1694. Smyth, Richard, to Lord Hatton and nnotlier. I(i8.9, ,9(), and I7OL 12 letters. Smyth, Robert, ct al., to Mr, Jonc.s, Undated. Smithsly, J., to Lord Hatton. 1687, 8, and 90. 26 letters. Somerset, Charles, Duke of, to the Itiarl of Nottitigliam. 1/04, 1/32, and 3. 5 letters. Some (i) , to Mr. Horton. 27th Sept. 1690. Son IJest, Alexandre de, to JiOrd llatton. 12fli Feh, 1680. SonUiwell, Ivlward, to the Earl of Nottingham. 1691, 1702, 3, 4, and 6. 23 iiitercsting letters, Sonthwell, Robert, to Lord Hatton. 2-jth Sej)t. 1673. Spaldcn, Nicholas, to Mr. Streelhny. 1689. 2 letters'. Squier, Ar*, to Mr. Strcctlmy. I6S.9, 90. 1. and 4. *8 letters. St. John, St, Andrew, to Lord Hatton. Ululated* 21etterH. St. Marie, — , to Madam — — . 1684, (With an enclosure.) St a {ford, Edmund, to . 2-Hh Jnn. Stanford, Enrl of, to Lord Hatton. 3I.st July 16.9/, S{an](y, 94iomas. to Mr. Hatton. 14th Feb.* Stanton, William, to Lord Hatton* 1681. 6 letters. Stepliens, AVilliain, to I*ord Hatton. 16SI I0 HW. 149 ^ letters aud 4 ei\cltisurcs, arranged in years
30 irrsTORTOAL jMAXUSenrpTs

Vrinchestcrj George (Morle}"); Bisliop of, to Lord Hatton. l()73aucnG?2. 3 letters, and a paper concerning Mathe^r ^Hcrriveli, dated 23rd Aug. lGf;2. 'Wind 1 ester, P(eter Mews), Bishoji of, to Lord 31st Dec. 1689. ^ ,,, V7incljilseaj Earl of, to Lord . 1/02, 3, and 5. 14 letters. . • * 'Wincliilsea and ^^oltingha^l, Mary, Countess of, to . 06rh Sept. 1741. Windesor, Thomas, Lord, to Lord and Chr.. Hatton. 1656 to 1660, and 3, 4, 5, G, 1671, 3, 4, 8, and 82. 33 letters. {See Plymouth, Earl of.) "Windesor, A. fLady), to Chr. Hatton. 1666. 2 letters. Woodcocke, Peter, to Mr. Jones. 24t]iJNov. 1667. Woolfe, Jo., to Lord and Chr. Hatton. 1669, 72, 9, and 80. 6 letters. Woolley, Thomas, to Lord Hatton. • 5th May 1697. AVratislaw, Lc Comte, to Lord . 1703. 2 letters, AVraiten, Tliomas, to Lord Hatton. 15th July 1682. AA^right, An., to Lord Hatton. 31 sb Dec. AA^right, J., to Lord Hatton. 12th Oct. AA^’right, N., to Lord . 19tli Aug. 1762. AAA’ight, Nicholas, to Lord Hatton. 1682, 3, and 4. 4 letters. Wyatt, Ryckard, to George Mortimer. 4th March 1G19. AA^yndham, C., to Lord . 18th April 1/47. AA^ykes, M., to Lord Hatton. 1701 and 1/03. 3 letters. AAS^seman, Richard, to Lord Hatton. 1672. 3 letters. AA^: F. to Lord .. Undated. Yelverton, C., to ^ Lord Hatton. 1677, 8.9, and 90. 31 letters. Y^elverton, Fr., to Lord Hatton. 6th Dec. Yelverton, M., to . 6th Aug. Y^elverton, 0. (?), to Lord Hatton. Undated. Y'entil, — , to Lord Hatton. 13th May 1672. A^'ork, &c., James, Duke of. Instructions for. 16/2. A^ork, John (Sharp), iVrclihishop of, to Lord . 1702 and 1503. 5 letters. Zonche, John, to Mr. Hasilwode. 29th June. ‘

Supplementary List or Correspondence. Akdin, AAA'lliam, to Mr. Pulkin. Undated. Allen, Thomas, to Lord Hatton. 18th March 1727. Brdval, D., to Lord . .9th Nov. 1693. Brigham, Phillip, to Thomas Stioatthay. Dec. 1691. Brudenell, Lord, to the Earl of Nottingham. Canterburir, the Clergy of, to the Earl of Nottingham. Capelin, ivicholas, to George Holmes. 2nd Sept. 1664. Cardigan, Lord. Proposals of, for Lord Hatton. Clements, John. Petition to the ‘King. Clements, John, to Lord Hatton et al. 1665®7L 3, and 91. Clough, Mary, to Jane Hatton. 28th July 1691. Coles, Samuel, to Lord Hatton. 29th Jan. 16/4. 4 letters, &c. De-la-Fontaine, ' — , to Chr. Hatton. 1668. 2 letters. De‘sl>orow, Thomas, to Mr. Holmes. 7th June 1664. Do Sou, Alexandre, to, Lord Hatton. 20th March 1680. Dixon, Philip, to Lord Hatton. 17th Dec. 1677* Downull, AA^iUiam, ” to the Major-General.^^ 20th Dec. 1655. Easton, John, to George Holmes, 1663. 3 letters. England, Queen of (Elizabeth), her answer to the Pope. 1561. (Copy.). Fadd, Leo, to Lord Hatton. 9th June 1696. Finch, Essex, to Lord Hatton. lOth June. Pothers, AAulliam, to Lord Hatton. 24th Jul}’. Fuller, Daniell, to Mr. Smith. 29tli March 1664. Gale (or Hale), AVilliam, to Lord Hatton. 1689 and 1690. 2 letters. Gee, Mannion, to Air. Hatton. 9th April 169/.. Gcntil, M., to Mr. Stvccthay: 1691 and 1692. * Gilbert, AA'iHiam, to Chr. Hatton. 1st Nov. 166S. Grave, F., to George GeofTreryes. 3rd Nov, 1640, Greene, Francis, to — Alacartj'. 1686. 2 letters. Greene, J., to Air. Hatton. 31st Oct. Griinston, A., to Lord Hatton. Undated. 2 letters. Gross, Kob'eTt (?) Le.to H.Fanshawe. (An acrostic.) 1675, Hatton, A., to Lord Hatton. 4th Sept. Hatton, A. E., to Lord Hatton. Undated, 3 letters. Hatton, Chr., to Mr. Vercevall and another. 18th June 1601, 2 letters. Hatton, C., to Lord Hatton. lOtli June 1699., Hatton, Vk, to . 1647 (?). 3 letters. llniton. Lady Eliza, to Umlatcd. Hatton, Mary (?), to . Undated. Hawkes. Rufh, to . 8th Sept. 1664. Hedge*?, C. (Secretary), to the Eiirl of Noftinghaiu* 1702, 2 letters.

COAIKISSXON : — APPENDIX. ©Herve;j%‘ris^ to A. H-aslewood., T8th April 1646. - ' ' Hesilrige, Robert, to J. Stteetehay. . 13th Dec, 1708, , Hill, (J.), to the Earl of Nottingham. 22nd Sept. 1/02. Hobs, Air, (A prescription.) • ^ . Hodgeson; Gabrieli, to . 12th Sept. 1664. Hobnes, George, to Lord 77^ — , 1659 and 1664. .3 letters. Holmes, Robert, .to George Holmes. 1659, 63, and 4. 4 letters. . . ' ‘ Holmes, Thomas, to George Holmes.* 1661, 3, and 4. 3 letters. Holmes, AA^illiam, to George Holmes. 1664, 2 letters. Hunt, J., to Lord Hatton. 1682. H. H,, to Lord Hatton. 27th Nov. 1675, Jodrell, Paid, to Lord Hatton. 20th Dec. 168/. Kny\^eton, St. Lo. to Sir Chr. Hatton. 26th Alay 1619. K. > John, to George Holmes. 20tli Jan. 1661. Langhorne (?), R., to Chr. Hatton. 1665, 2 letters, Lee, Robert, to Lord . 1699. 2 letters. Legge, AA". (?), to Lord Hatton. 15th Feb. 168/. Levingston, James, to Mr. Alortimer. 1619. 2 letters. Longneville, AA^illiam, to Lord Hatton. 24 tb Dec. 1695.. Alansfield, Eliz., Lady, to ^ . 17th Nov. 176/. > . Mitchell, Sir D." (Enclosures, relating to the States General and a List of Ships.) ‘ 3 papers. Monoux, George (Alderman), to Nic. Angell and another'. lOth Oct. 1514. AL, George, to Mr. AA'^illis. 18th Aug, 1623. News Letters. Abstracts and copies of. Circa 1703-1706. 9 letters, &c. Purrell, John, to Airs. Gildon. Undated. Ranelagh, Lord, to Lord Hatton. 2nd Aug, 1686. Rowley, William, to the Earl of Wincliilsea. 31st Aug. 1757. Letters, with autographs undecipherable. 5 letters. Letters, without signatures. 36 letters. A portfolio containing autogi’aph letters of Oliver Crom- well, Charles IL, William III., Queen Anne, Pedro II., , King of Portugal, Catherine Queen of Portugal, Duke of Savoy, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, the Duke and Duchess of Alarlborougli, Sir William Dugdale, &c., &c. Also a curious letter from a Rev. AA^il- ' kinson.

Books, Papers, &c. Parliamentary Papers, Copies of Pri^y Seals, Orders, &c. Papers relating to the Act of Union with Scotland. Papers relating to Scotland. Acts of Parliament, &c. ’ Speeches made in Parliament by members. Royal Speeches made to Parliament. ' Some arc drafts in the handwriting of Lord Treasurer Godolphin, with alterations made by the Earl of Nottingham. Papers relating to charges made against tlie Duke of Buckingham, the Earls of Bristol, Clare, Strafford, and Lord Danby. Miscellaneous papers, in French, Spanish, Italian, Gcnnan, Latin, &c. Petitions of various kinds. ' ' Printed papers, chiefly Parliamentary. '*• Aliscellancous papers ; some are interesting. A few are in the handwriting of Dugdale. Inventories and Catalogues. Papers By the Commissioners for Compounding with Delinquents.’^ Sequestrations. Indentures. Papers relating to Guernsey. Papers relating to Great and Little AA^cldon (Nortliampton). Papers relating to Higham Ferrers. Papers relating to I^ong Staunton. Papers relatihg to Mol ton Park. Pajiers “ b}' the Commissioners of Discoveries.” Papers, being chiefly Accounts of Assart Rents and Lands. Bonds, &c. The AA’^ill of Cecilia Hatton. Recipes. Addresses (of residence). Bills. Receipts. Covers of letters. A bundle of Pamphlets. Lists and Catalogues of Books, MSS., &c. Three jiapers (in French) indorsed by the Earl of Noiting- bam, — Characters/’ they being licndcd .Siiittc do ** Portcraits ct Cai-actcrcs des personncslcs plus ilhistres ** dc la Cour de France.” Interesting. Circa 1/02, A great numbex of Rent and Court Rolls, Terriers of Land, Fran'k -pledges, &:c. &c.". A bundle of papers (principally legal) relating to the Hatton famil}*.


UISTORICAI- SIANUSOKIPTS A book of C16se Rolls, temp. 1 to 6 Henry 3. Vol. 2. A book of Close Rolls, temp. 7 to 12 Henry 3. Vol. 3. n A'book of Close Rolls, temp. 13 to 22 Henry 3. I'ol. 4. A book of Vascon and Scotch llolls, 2f> llenry 3 to the end of Edward 4, A book of Fines, temp. Richard 1, and Placita, temp. Richard 1 and John. , A book of Fines, temp. Richard 1, John, Henry 3, in Thesaur’ Rcgii Scaccarii. A book of Fines Jevat in Jianco Coin, comitat. North’tun. A book of Index Finiiim dc Comitat. North’ton. book of Cartm Antiqnre, A to P. A book of Cart® Antiqiiro, R to Z. A book of Cartm, 3 Edward 1 to the end of Edward 4, A book of Placita Parliam., 18 to 35 Edn'ard 1. A book of Summon. Parliamcn., 49 Henry 3 to 21 llenry 8. A book of Irrot. Cartannh ex Rot. Claus., tcni]). Edward 3, ' Ricliard 2, Henry 4, 5, and 6, and Edward 4. A book of Abbat. Cantor. Capcll. Decaii. Ejjisc,, &c. A book of Placita, temp. Edwai'd 1. (Without -covers). A book of Abridgments, 1 Heniy (> to 1 Ricliard 3. A book of Northampton Papers, concerning tbe County Militia, 1588. A book of Abstract of the ^Register of the Archbishop of York. A book of Modus tenendi Pari., by Elsing. A book of Villare Anglicum. A book of Abbkia dc Pippewell, fondata MCXLIIL Vol. 1. A book of AblS’tia dc Pippewell, fondata MCXLIII. Vol. 2. A book of Abb’tia de Pippewell, fondata MCXLIII. Vol. 3. A book of Miscellanea, Antiq., Officior, &c. A book of Patents of Honours. A book of extracts from the Doomsday Book. (Without covers.) Copy of: the Doomsdaj' Book for Northamptonshire. 13 large folio books of extracts from records, &c. Lettered . on the back A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I, L, N, V, X, and Z. 11 smaller books of extracts from records, &c. Lettered on tbe back D, K, M, 0, P, Q, R, S, T, W, and Y. 4 large books of extracts from records, &c. Lettered on ' the back AC, AD, AI, and AK. 19 smaller books of extracts from records, &c. Lettered on the back AA, AB, AE, AF, AG, AH, AI, AL, AM, AN, AO, AP, AQ, AR, AS, AV, AW, AX, and AZ. 2 large folio books of exti’acts, &c. from records. Lettered AAH and AAK. ' 6 smaller books of extracts, &c. from records. Lettered AAA, AAB, AAC, AAD, AAF, AAG, AAI, and AAL. ' 1 book belonging to one of the above-named series, un- lettered. Amongst the 56 lettered volumes (which are compiled from documents at the Tower, the Chapter House, and ^lonastic Registers) arc accounts of the duties appertaining to the Earl Marshal’s Office. Lists of the Knights of the Garter in various reigns. Names of those summoned to Parliament. A long account of the Order of the Bath. Creation of Peers from ' the reign of Henry 7 to Elizabeth. Names of Knights in various Counties. Copies and Extracts of AVills. Appointments. Conies of Inscriptions on Tombs and Brasses in various Churches, &:c. List" of Chancellors from Wolfuiniis to John Puckering. Keepers of the Privy Seal. Pedigrees of English Families. Extracts from the Registers of the Charters and Muniments of ^ St. Leonard’s Flospital, Y"ork. Comparisons of Pre- cedency between England and Spain (Z). Discourses on the High Stewardshi}) of England ; Ireland ; the Ordinances and Privileges b}^ order of the Common Law due to Peers of the Realm and Knights. Copy of John Selden’s Book to Lord Bacon, upon the office of Lord Chancellor (AAK). Genealogical tables. A decree of tbe Earl Marshal concerning Felton. Objections against changing the name and style of England and Scotland to that of Great Britain. Copies of Acts of PaiTiament. Surveys of Land. Names of Heirs (V), &c. &c. &c. A book of Aphorisms, military and civil, amplified with authority, and exemplified udth history, out of the First Guarterne of Francis Guicciardini, wiitten by R.Dallmglon, 1609, Bound in leather, uitli tbe Royal Arms on each cover. . A Dialogue betwixt a Councillor of State and a Justice of tbe Peace ; it is preceded by a copy of a letter of Sir Walter Raleigh’s. Two books in German (being apparently articles of agree- ment).

COilDtlSSION ATPENDIX, Book of. Subsidies, &c. granted from the Conqiicsi to the ;ird of lien. 8. ' . Book indorsed ‘^Roberti Talboti Annotationcs Itincrarii “ Antonini.” Directions, &c. how- to Iceep merchants’ accounts, dated 1654. . - The play of Richard 3, in Latin, with an Ejulogue ; the stage directions are in English, iday, in Italian, entitled Originc di Vcnctia,^’ by»Signor Cesare Cremonini. Sir Robert Cotton’s answer to certain propositions, made to Prince llenry, of^Var and Peace, An inquiry by the King’.s Commissioners after exacted fees ahd innovated offices. A book upon the three Estates of the Realm. (Imperfect.) A book beaded ^^New conclusions worthier for .the most part of observation than imitation, &c.” Abstract of the question of ])reccdency between England and Spain, occasioned by Sir llenry Novill, the English Ambassador, and the Ambassador of Spain, at Calais, before the Commissioners appointed by the French King, who moved for a Treaty of Peace, 42 Eliz., collected by Sir Robert Cotton. Names of persons who held land, &c., in different counties ; the A’alue of the same; and how Iicld, whether by service, in capite, or socage, &c. Three books of “Pereage et Mesurage du Fiefs,’! &c., orfe dated 1591, and two 1663. A ])bilosopbical discourse of tbe body and soul. A bun- • dred aphorisms containing tlic whole body of natural magic, and things necessary for ^ihysicians to know before they undertake this magnet ical physic, &c. A book entitled “Nomina diversorum in hoc regno Anglic “ cenpbiorum, &c. cum fundatoribus eorundcm.” There is an index at the end, in the hand-uTiling of Dugdnie. The State of the Scottish Commonwealth, with the causes of their oficu mutinies and disorders, written hy Sir Roberi Cecil, Principal Secretary of State. .(A cop 3 %) Accusations and articles against the Aichhishoi) of Canter- bury made by the Scotch Commissioners. iV book entitled “Magnre Chartec origo deliquium- respi- “ ratio, discrimen, multiplex ct contirmatio'iiumerosji.” A discourse touching a Match, propounded by the Savoyan, between the Lady Elizabeth and the Prince of Pied- mont, 9 James 1, Advice concerning Iron Ordnance. Copy of Patent creating Sic Edward Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp ; the heading written by Dugdale. A Pindaric poem upon the Hurricane in November 1/03. It also contains a Hymn and some Fables. A book of Poetiy, addressed to Robert, Earl of Somerset, and his Countess. Another book of Poetry, headed “Mr. Norton’s work “ de lapide ph’orum.^’ “ Considerations touching Entercourse, presented to the “ King, 1630,” witten by “ P. S.” Two books, being “ Observations upon Phocion’s AiTaign- “ ment by the Commons, Political, Moral, and Ilis- “ torical.” A hook of. How the Kings of England may raise money. An interesting account of the War in’ Germany, &c., written temp. Eliz. (Imperfect.) Treatise concerning the Navy of England, written, in 15/0, by John Montgomery; with additions made by him in 1588. y ’ . Book entitled* “ Pi’inces Extremities beyond the ease of “ their peoples by reason of Wars.” Book entitled “ Archeion ; or the High Courts of Justice in “ England, by William Lambard.” Book, containing Statutes, Obligations, &:c., WTitten temp. Phil, and Mary. , An Argument upon the questions of - Impositions, by Serjeant Davis, K. C., 1624. ^ A Discourse or Apology w’ritten by the Earl of Devon- shire in defence of his marrioge udth Lady Rich, 1606. (Copy.) A project to decay the Hollanders’ fishing, and so lessen their shipping to the increase of our own, without offering violence to them. ^ t Book explaining various terms and abhreriations in the ' Doomsday, ’ ' ^ A book entitled “ Iter Borealis,” in Latin. A book giving an "account of the order and behaviour of the Earl of Surrey, Treasurer and Marshal of England, against the King of Scots and his Invasions; and liow’^ the 'King w'ns slain by tbe said Bari at the Battle of Brakston (Flodden Field). , A complaint of four Fellow’s of Pembroke Hall, against Dr. Beale, the Master thereof, and his answer to the . same. ^ ^



.V book of Statutes, &c. of Christ’s CoUefT?, Cambridge. ” Mogg’s Character of a Projector,” A book headed the “ Differeuee between a Justice and a “ Conservator of the Peace,” 5.C. A book on rortidcations. Str Henry Manwayring’s discourse of Pirates, An “ Ansner by a loyal subject of the King Catbolio to ” the Manifests iiubbshed by the King of Prance,” IKJ5. . ‘ , A description of several trees and plaiits found in the . Island of Darbadoes, by IV. B. Ttiiec books, containing Aphonsms, Proi erbs, &c. Tbe History of Ildward H. (Bound ) A note-book eontniaing extracts in Latin from tbe Scrip- tures, Ac. A book containing principal events iii the History of Bnghnd, from Egbert to Elizabeth, with a Genealogical 'i'ablc; abo contained in the same book arc similar notes relatii’C to Prance, from Pharainond to Henry d (nith’ Genealogical Table) ; of Portugal, from Henry to 1&I3, witb a Map and n Genealogical Table, of Kigismund, King of Poland ; and a short occoiiiit of Pope Alexander VI , Ac. Ac. Copy of Cavendish’s Ijfe of Canlinal ^Volsey, imtten temp. Pilizabeth. Bound. book containing the dimensions, cost, stores rci^iiired, and every thing reUtivo to the budding of ships of war, from a Ist to a (ith r’te j there is also a li-t ot the names of flie English, Prencli, and Dutch Hects, and the number of guns each ship carried m l73, that the Dutch ahall accept Peace, Ac. Signed by Cliarlcs 2 and Bamllon, A Ms. book of recipes. Patent appointing Sir Christopher Hatton, Stesvard of the Manors of rligham Ferters, Warrington, irebester, Busshden, and Itaundcs. 1G37. Pardon of Ahenation for purcliasing the Manor of Weldon, granted to Lord Chancellor Hatton. 15g3. .V Bpecial pardon granted unto Sir Christopher Hatton. 18 Charles 1. A euitody granted to Alice, Lady Ilatton, out of the Court of Wards. 1020. Appointment of George Hatton to be a Lieutenant in the Mihtia for the Western Division of Kent. 1778. A free and general pardon granted to Francis Lee, D.D. 1 Cor. 1. A diwnsation granted unto Jeremy Taylor, D.D. 19 Car. 1.

A printed Act of Parliament (black letter) of the 43rd r.hzkbeth, for the "grant of four entire Subsidies, and “ eight Fiftecnes and Tenth es.” Grant to Sir Ambrose Cave of the custody of Moulton Park. 1563. A pardon of general grace granted unto Sir Ciiristopher Hatton. 1C26. ^ Appointment of Christopher, Viscount Hatton, Gustos Botolomra of the County of Northampton. 1 Anne. Commission constituting Chr, Viscount Hatton,' Gustos Rotolorum of the County of Northampton, 1 William and Mary. < A Special Livery granted to Sir Chr. Hatton, 1639. 24863.

A licence of Alienation from Sir Chr, Hatton to Sir Bobert Biche. IdJac. 1, An Exemplificattoti at the request of Sir Edward Coke, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, for turning the pathway out of the Park at Stoke. 4 Jac. 1 A general pardon For Sir Anthony Ilaslcwood. I Car. 1. Patent of Sir Thomas 'I^-rringham of the office of Steward of High am Ferrers, &c. 4 Jac. 1. Will of Francis Marnier. 1G29. 'i he Will, and tw o Probates of the same, of Susannah, Lady Grey de Ruthin 1673, G. < Pardon to Sir Maurice Berkeley, Knt. 26 lieu. 8. Patent granting Eastwell Park, Kent, m perpetuity to Sir Mode nnehe 31 Ehr. Two bundles of Title-deeds of Blaxley’s Farm in Gretton. Grant and Licence to John Haslewood out of the Court of Wards. 4 Edw. G. A Fine of certain lands, Ac. in Gretton and Wddon Magna. HViG,

A bundle of Indentures, Leases, Ac. Ac. .V till box coiitiimng an Assignment. 1818. V Beleise fiom H diiam SpecdJove and others to ilcssrs. llraitbwaite and Webster. bnn He of legal pajiers in tlie amt of Clayton p. Mea- dows. 1841-lWj Apjieals for chanty and assistance. An Iiuliilgence granted by John (Whitgdt), Archbishoji of Canterbury, to WdUam Newport, aJtai Hatton, his wife, and four others he may name, to cat flesh upon forbidden days on the payment of'43r 4il. to tlie poor box of tbe parish w herein he resides 1696 Grant to bir Hiomaa Tresliam, Knt, of the custody of Moulton Park I Edw. 6 Inspeximus of a fiecovery Jiad of the Advowson of the Chapel of Kelmersh. 21 Kliz A parcel of loose and broken Seals Tivo liooks containing a list of Deeds, Ac A bundle of Court Bolls of tbe Manor of Grettoc> .V bundle of Surrenders, Quietuses, Warrants, and Suit Bolls of the Manor of Gretton. .V book of Admittances and Fines of the Court Lcct for Gretton. 1715-1724 A bundle of Surrenders for Wendlingbocowe Ilatton. 1 623-1 G.10

bundle of Receipts 1821 and 1825. A book of xkccounts of l.<5rd Grey do UuthTn. 16*^0-1685. Book of Valuation of tbe Parishes of (Sreat and Little Weldon, according to which the pansh rates arc to be assessed Three books of Rentals. A bundle of Rental Accounts, Ac. Fragment of a Sun ey of lands in co. North. 1685. .k Boll indorsed “ Decaje of Rents in Wynchclsea.” Circa Edw 3 Account of Rents received by William Walsynggam (Re- cei\ er to the Earl of Northumberland) m Eastwell and Potbury. 21 Hen. 8. A sheet of parchment, being the state, value, and con- dition of the Manors of East and West Doiiyland. (Imperfect ) A Court Roll, 12 Hen 8, and one of Eastwell, 3 Hen. 6. Notice and Conditions of a Sale at Gretton. 1827. (Printed ) Drawing of a Roman pavement. Plan of Lang]] am Rokeby and Corby Field, Two appointments of George Finch Uattoa, one as Cnii- tain (1781), the other as Major (1/91) m the Militia for the Western Division of Kent Appointment of George Finch Hatton to be a Deputy Lieutenant for Kent. 1778. The appointment, oath, and certificate of G. F. Hatton to be a Justice of Peace for Kent 1/86- • Grant of Arms to’Richard llenreyong, of Hoxton {Midd.}. 4 Hen. 8. A Charter of the 3rd Edw I. A document in German (supposed to be a licence to travel). An exemplification of an .Vet of Parliament granted at the request of Chr. Hatton, Esq 18 Ehz. Deputation for Sir Chr. Hatton in Rockingham Forest from Robert, Earl of Leicester, by w'hom it is signed. 28th Nov., 29 Ebe. ^ Grant from the^ Earl of Oxfonl to .Sir Chr, Ilatton, of Clayhall (Essex), of the Lieutenancy of Waltham Forest. 20 James 1. An order from Richard (Cnmberhind), Bishop of Peter- borough, for the removal of the old bam at Bhsworth. North. 1/04. A Commission of the Peace for tbe Co. Northampton.* S3 Car. 2. , ;A of Danbury, with the names of the tenants.



Two Couvt- Rolls, one of the 23 Ric. 2, the other of 1" E(l>v. 4. The Arraignment of the Earl of Castlehaven. ' - Schola llegince Elizabetluo ** in Guernsey. _ A duplicate of the account of Lord Hatton of money had out of the Receipt of the Exchequer, &c. A Writ of 7 Hen. il. A large box containing i)a])ers relating to the Customs, Hearth Tux, and legal affairs (principally concerning Lord Fanshawe). 3. Box containing Indentures, Bonds, Counterparts^ of Leases, Warrants, Writs, Receipts, Inquisitions, War- rants of Attorney, &c. &c. 4 . Box containing Documents and Papers (which^ seem to relate chiefly to the Hatton family), such as Fee Farm ’ Rents, Inspcximuscs, and Exemplifications, &c.

Oao^ri: Couht, Wobctisteusiiiri:, Aug. 25- Covcutiy very obligingly gave ticocss for the purposes of the Commission, are the official papers of Sir Thomas Coventry, afterwards Lord Coventry, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal from 1626 to 163D, They range through the entire period, and the greater ntimbor bear his autograph initials. Tlie 5 ^ comprise — - Petitions for Qbancollor’s Livings. Dispensatious for Pluralities. Warrants for Patents for the creations of .Bishops, and Conges d’elire. Warrants for the grants of Leases and Perpetuities of Crown lauds, aud annuities and gi’oss sums. Confirmations of Contracts with tlic Boai*d of Grrocn Cloth relating to Crown lands. Liceiises for alienation of land held in capita of tl o Crown. Certificates of Agreements for Composition for Par- dons on alienation without license. Warrants for general and special Liveries, and other matters connected with the Court of Wards and Liveries. Warrants for Letters of Denization ; one of them is for one Matthew Vandj^ke. A letter from Sir P. Windebank, requesting Letters of Denization for the Count do la Vail, at the instance of the Queen. Warrants for the Exemplifications of InrolmePts. Petitions regarding Privilege. . Order, s of the Court regarding Privilege. Warrants for Patents of Inventions. One of those is an Invention for caring, tilling, and ploughing without oxen or horses. Another is for a privilege for a London Merchant to import certain copies of Daniel Cbainier’s celebrated work, ‘^Panstratia Oatholica.’^ (4vol3., folio, Geneva, 1626.) Licenses for selling Wines. Licenses for selling Tobacco, Warrants for licenses to eat flesh at times forbidden by law. Duplicate license to Sir Kenelm Digby to take a voyage by sea. 15 Kov. 3 Car. 1. Warrants for general and special pardons. Copy of the Covenant sealed by the Earl of Middlesex (Lionel Cranfield) at the sealing of his pardon. The Warrant for his Pardon and release of all debts ; and Sign Manual of Charles 1 for his PardoU ; and Robert Heath’s (the Attorney General) warrant to deliver up the above-mentioned Covenant. ‘ Commissions of the Peace. Commissions of Provision for the King’s household. Commissions of Bankrupt. Commissions of Appeal in the Court of AjcIigs and Court of Admiralty. ’ Commissions of Gaol Delivery, Commissions to inquire of lands and goods to charitable uses. •Commissions to inquire of Depopulations by con- version of arable land into pasture. OomTUissions to compound with Recusants; Warrants for Proclamations ; one of them is against the importation of foreign Glass another is against the excessive use of Coaches. , , Warrants for the appointments of High Sherifls and Escheators. In the 11th Car. 1 there is a gi’ant to Sir Kenelm Digby of the profits arising from the Office, of GrCen- waxing vritliin the dominion of Wales, the, County of Chester, and the County of Northumberland.

There is. a Oopj^' of h 'Petition, dated the '23rd of March 1634, from Sir Giles Ovci'bury and Walter Oycr- bury,' Registers of tho^ Office of Assurance in London, and their deputies. It states that the office had been erected about 50 years, and that for GO years they had certain allowances, and they pray the continuance of those allowances. (The business of the ofiico was the Assurance of Merchandise). TJie allowaiicc was granted on the same date. A List of the Officers and their fees in 1602 accom- panies. • ‘ • Warrant for a Patent to Damo Elizabeth Eleetwood, wife of Sir William Fleetwood, Cupbearer to his Majest^q of an Annuity of 260L out of the Court of Wards and Liveries, from the death of Sir William. Warrants for Patents of Peerage and Baronetcies. Warrants for Letters of Protection against Creditors^ Warrants for appointment of Sir P. do Carteret, Knt., IJlias do Carteret, and George de Carteret, during their lives, successively to bo bailiffs of Jersey (14 Gar. 1). Warrant, for Patent for life to Helias de Cai4ai*et, to bo procurator within the Isle of Jeracy. Warrant for Patent - during life to Elizabeth, the King’s niece, of an annuity of 400Z. out of. the impost of Tobacco, 1637. ' . ' And papers connected with other matters, which in this time of liigh prerogative had to pass before the Gustos of the Great Seal, and fo^ which he received fees. Besides the papers of Sir Thomas Coventiy while he was Lord Keeper, there is a small bundle relating to the Inner Temple, viz,. Minutes of Proceedings .in a Parliament of the Imier Temple, A.n. 1617, . Several Petitions to the Bench of the Inner Temple in 1619: Compotus of Sir T. Covcntiy, Knt. A. G., the Trea- surer of the Inner Temple, 1622 ; and with it various accounts, such as Bills of the Water Gate, Bills for buildings, Touchers, Bills ; and — A bundle of Certificates from Clifford’s Inn and Giement’s Inn, that the persons therein named, appli- cants for admission to the Inner Temple, had resided in and were students in the Inns respectively whence the Certificate issued. .. The various papers in this collection are in small bundles tightly tied .up, and arc in a very tender state, owing to damp and want of ventilation. A few bundles could not safely be opened. The papers should, I submit, be removed from the boxes, be unfolded, flat- tened, aud dried, and placed in portfolios in order. Some may require to bo dipped in size water. As these papers run through the whole time that Sir T. Coventry held the Great Seal, they -are well worthy preservation, and they will doubtless .disclose many facts of public and private interest. ALnitD J. Houwoon.

Eaul of Macclfsheld’s Pafebs.

George STEP2rEi'’s OoRREsroNDEXCE, 1694 to 1707. * The Letters are addressed to Mi*. Ellis, who was Under Secretary of State, and they inclose Copies of Stepney’s Letters to Secretary Sir William Trumbull, Secretary James Ternon,'and Secretary Sir Charles Hedges, which inclosures are for the most -par t dupli- cates of the Stepney Correspondence in the PuMc Record Office. The Correspondence is of a very interesting character, • relating as it does to the negotiations in which Stepney was employed during this bustling period, to the move- ments of the allied armies, the Electors of Germany, and the subsidized German troops. . A , * During this period Stepney was employed as. the King’s Commissary and Deputy in Saxony ; in negotia- tions .at Dusseldorf and Frankfort;, with the Elector Palatine and the Elector of Treves ; and at Lo» and the Hague in negotiations which resulted in the Treaty of Ryswick i,n 1697. In the following year Stepney was appointed Envoy to Berlin, whence he was recalled in August 1699. In March 1701 ho was ^accredited* to Vienna, whore ho had his audience ofOongd, 21st Sept. 1706. _ . . . • N.B. — The Stepney Correspondence in the Public- Record Office is not complete ; that for the latter part of 1698, for instance, is wanting, .but is' supplied by the letters in the accompanying List. < • Again a great portion of the Stcpxicy Corrcsponclciioc in the P.R.O. is contained in Entry Books, some of iho

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Irtilfh Hh* In tb* Pntisb wj^rc lli*>re 1^ •!'«» » CoU«‘lion caUctl " P»]>cri," raft ajiiJ n»rceil* txrforc mejiKisuftt i»> the rol.He llffortl bttt RHernne* of iho I’fiVttMftlrm to KIIU Under there nmiinKlsncri*, nUhirtigh » Uofenittrrrai Jx'eron of the ra|H'f»f it wa» ifcoupht » Xfif only of then •b^iM 1‘0 i*tiu5e. im. Oct. r>'. Ftri'tK'j'a CmlattUN to the l.S!ii!(rT»ve nf n«»e- , ‘ l>cc. t.*i. fc'trpncy to J.llia MaySl'lSl. I)ivrrery to hec. ^^lr Win TnitftbulJ June K* JV Iz-ipiR. Ftepncy to l:Ui* »i <1 .“re TnwnlrilJ- Mq'Dej’r Jlwmliiif on Imrirn; hjiruv Ties inreter*# Ant«er to the Kir?. June 2; Joins. Ieri|Hl[r, 1 3 I.IJi* Same w TVunlvjtl Il’.»tlt«r»t'l to Mrjmry Jot* 2 IX rmoclrri. Steptsejr to >1li« Htrjvmy to Troralrtilh Jiily4'l* Vr»nefu« .“l«j»ner to Hln * July 7/l«- I'raocfurt Stejincy to OJik. Same to *ime Jdlyt^llh IVsiicfort. Stejw-er to TrumhuU Onatil Fnaen to Stejioey, Arconnl of the torremlcr of foiat July Prarn-furt. Memory tiiTnsmlnlh f'ounl Pniro ht Ste|TOeT. llrrtm fitw-tt* to hiepnry, July H-'l rrancfarl Strrr.ry to Srr. Tmmlmll Court rnirn to Strje-.ry, Jolj-li’J'l Praorfjrt Strj-tity t j Tromlmtl JalrSPJl. rnwi'f^rt Hejmry to nia'honyt. JoK C'i'An? J Mm*r Sicj-i rr to Klh*. Nrpner to Trumhnll July 'A up T. rr»-*'rfort. Mep^ry to l‘lh« JnW JS'* P 1‘rwjrfijtt Hlcfoey In Kill* Same to Trnmb'il! lIlathoaTt to Mrjney. Stepney to ItUthwai't An? 2 IX tVJome htrpory to Tmtrhisll All? 7jI7- Ait-lo-Chaplle, hsepiiey to |;5u». An? i.'iXi. .Namor. huj'nry of Tn)o]« rommaixlt*! I'f C.mnt ile An? 1. Jta'npce. t-tej iter to Trum'oill An?, Xt .‘V'j?. 2 O.'fit htcpirr to' Kiln. An? tWSeii. ?«. Ceciie t,r pouiinet Slqiney la Fqtl. ll»?ne Stej ney to KE1 j» Sejt. IJXi Lrw. S'cpiey to KSht Sep. K S'. IjOO. Slep-er to 1 Ui*. Kelt, I'VJP. I.WO. fctrpiry to Kllia New* litter from Jtr<»a? to tl,r Kio? at }>3o after the laktn? bf Nantir hr Stqmey, anil attn? hy Kr. Abel U> lh« I;t.tr. Utin Vrmrr un NuTnnr l*rit.te«l rian of Slwiliia. tJrt. P 1**. llapne hlemiry to T.Di*. hPi’iiry to TmnilniU. f-{rpi«y to leirnl I'cnlami and KUthurayt. Oft lU?ne, SUjmcy to Kill* Oct. jPr.21. llafTie. Slrpncy to KHl*, Stcpiry to TmiobalK Kor, 15X5. Jlj?iir, Htejmey to KlL* Kor. 2i, Uec. 2. llapne Siq m-y to KlUt Stepney to TmmliuH IJarun de Uoerta to Stepney, Nor. 2i.’’ncc. 6. Hague btepney to Kllii*. Nor, SPfUfc. P Hague Stqmcr to Klii*. Nor. lO/J^ Hague. Stepney w Tram huU (Kit met). Same to I/'ril ViUient (Kxtmct), Doc, 3 13. Half ue Stepney to TrambiiU < Kxlrnei). Oee, 13"n anil 17X7. JIagne. Stepney to Kiln Slepiiey Sj TrarahuH Iliirim (ioert* to stepney. *Dce. 27;J#ii. B. l)u«*eWorf. Stepney to UHis. Dec. 17/27. The I’cnooni r‘» Inutraciton.'i to StcruiDV. Dec. lll/Jan 10. DnwclJorf, Siejmey to [IVumljulIj. Uefraef— on e/wa tWf ICPt) Jon. 4/14, and Jan, 17/27, Stepney to [Trarohullj. HjctratU. btepney's I'm*. ICOi). Jan efljFcb. S. Klj-cnl;rct- Stennoy to niha, tV/ae** from Dnsseldorf. JSii. lO^X*). Tlio I’endoner to Btopnoy, Jon. 14/24. fattpiicytoTriimhnlL Jaa. 17/27. Stepusy. Trumholl. •

tn Tnimliull. Jan 17, ‘27. 11!* relation to the ?cn«K.nfr. Jon 21/31 , The Fciidoner to Slipney. , Jon. 2JTch. 1. Cologne, Stepney to Trumholl Jail. 2'vre1j. 5 Colopic Panic to erme IVh 2/U'. KhrcubTct, Ptepney to Trainbnll. Jttmes III, (the rretciiiler) to Kin? of Poland itArcli2'12. CiiMel. Ptepney to Trainbnll, jrarth4'14 Cfi*«l. Stepney to Wlia. JIareli 12X2. C«e*eh Stepney to Tniinbnll, llamn do Wl»er to bteiuiey. 3In!Thl2’2-J CMKel. Stepney to Kllia. Jtamii IdX'l. Ciis'.el, Ptepicj toTnimbnll. Jlarrii XJ'.tpril 2, CA**el. 'Ptepney to Tnimhull, iiriire* llaran do Pchoenlejm to Sttpnt}. StcjHey** Kpigrftin nil the Coninimey. .\pril2MJ. C«**}. Stepney to Trumbull. Sejit. IT/J7. Ltn), Str|.n«y to Kllw. Sept, 22, Oct. 2. Hague. Stepney to Triimljnib Stepney to Kill*. Sept XVtJct. C. Hague. Stepney to Kill*. Hv[it, 30,Ucl. 10. Hague. Stepney to Kll nr, Oct. O/IO, Hague. Stepney to Tfambnll. Stepney to Kllw, Oct, KlfXl Hague. Stepney to Tromlmll. Oct. 10 2i5. Hague. Stepney to Trumbull. Oct. .TO, Nor. P. Hague. Stepney to KUi» Nor. tVlO Hogue. Stepney to Kllia, Stepney to Trumbull. NowlS'JJ. Hague. Stepney to L’lha. Nor, 17/27. Hague. Stepuoy toTrombwll, Stepupy to Kllia ^ Not. 20 '30. Hague. Stepney to Trumbull. Sten,,„v to Kill*.

Dec. 1/U. Hague. Stepney to KUi*. Stejmey ^ Trumbull, Dee. 4/14, Hague. Stepney to Trinnbnll. Stepnpy to Kllw. ' ^ Doc. SA8, Hflgne. Stepney to Kllw. Stepney to


ins'j'oniOAL MANusouirTft commission: — appiondix.

‘Dcc.n/21. Ilngnc. Stepney to Kllif*. fDoo. 1o/2r). iruguc. Sfepney to Kllis. Dee. 18/28. ITn/^ue. Stepney to Ellis. ' KiOO.Dco. 22/l(Ji)7, Jnn. L JJngno. Stepney to Ellis. Slopnc}' to MVinnlnill. Dee. l/H. iliiroji Gurtz to Stepney. K59G, Dee. 25/1007, .Inn. •k .1 Stepney to ^IVum- bulL Pres. Omion on Pcstitution oIMioraine. IGOO, Dee. 20/1007, .Tun. B. llugno. Stepnoy to Ellis,. Stcjmej' to 'rrnnibnll.

1007. Jnn. 1/11. Hague. Stepney to lOllis. Jan. 5/15. Hague. Stepney to Trumbull. Jan. 8/18. Hague. Stepney to Trumbull. Jan. 1*2/22. Hague. SKqmcy to Elli'^. Slc)>m*y to Trumbull. Jan. 15/25. Hague. Stepney to ElliK. Jan. 10/20. Hague. Stepney to jilllis, v'lfh Stejntey to Trumbull, Jnn. 22/Pob. 1. llngue. Stepney to Ellis. Jnn. 20/Fcb. 5. Hague. Stepney to Trumbull. Step- ney to Ellis. irnn. 20/Fob. 8. Hague. Slejmey to Ellis. Feb. :VKb Hague. Stepnev to IGllis. Stepney to Trumbull. letter IVom tlio Hngtte. Preliminary Article.^. Fob. 5/15. Hague. Stepney to Elli«. Feb. 0/10. Ha'gne. Stepney to Ellis. Stepney to Trumbull. Feb. 12/22. Hague. Stepney to EUis. Feb. 23/^rnrch 5. Coblent z. Stopney to Ellis. Feb. 28/]\rarcli 10. Franefurt. Stepney to Ellis. Stepney to Trumbull, llaron Shonborn to Elector of jMcntz. Counter Declaration. March -l/M. Franefurt. Stepney to Ellis. Stepney to IViir.ibull. 2\Iarch 2/12. Baron do Shonborn 1<» Stepney. T^Iarch G/16. Franefurt. Stepney to Ellis. March 11/21. Franefurt. Stepney to Trumhull. March M/2-1. Francfarl. Stepney to Ellis, ituVA Step- ney to ’^I'rumhull. March 18/28. Franefurt. Stepney to EIH'^, the Pensioner to Stepney, 0;10 IMarch. Stepney to Baron Gortz, 13/23 ^larch. March 21/31. Franefurt. Stepney to Ellis. Mjirch 25/April ‘i. Franefurt. Sto])noy to Ellis, i/*- cJoscs 13uron do Gdrtz to Stcjjney, 12/22 March. Banni de Sathg to Stepney, 25 March/-!' April, March 28/April 7. Franefurt. Stopnov to Ellis, i/i- closes Stepney to Trumbull. Stepney to the Pensioner. April 18/28. Franefurt. Stojmey to Ellis. April 20/Ma3* 0. Franefurt. Stepney to Ellis, incloses Ellis to Cresset. Stepney to 1h um!)uH. May 0/10. Franefurt." Stepney to Ellis. May 9/19. Franefurt. Stepney to Ellis. May 13/23. Franefurt. Stepney to Trumbull, hiclosf s Stepney to the PenrJoncr. 'fhe ICing to the Elector Palatine. May 10/20. Francfnrt. Stepney to the Pensioner. The King to Lt.-Gen. Ohr. May 20/30. Cassell. Stepney to Trumbull. May 23/3 line 2. Franefurt. Stepney to lilllis. May 30/Jnuc 9. Franefurt. Stepney to Ellis. June 28/ July 8. Brussels. Stepney to Ellis. July 12/22. Brussels. Stepney to Ellis, inchscs Ac- count of meeting of Earl of Portland and M. Boufiler.^. July 30/Aug. 9. Hague. Stopney to Ellis. Aug. 3/13. Hague. Stepney to Ellis, v:iih Stopney to Trumbull. Aug. 10/20.' Hague. Stepney to Ellis. Aug. 13/23. Hague. Stepney to Ellis. Aug; 17/27. Hague. Stepney to Ellis, Aug. 24*/Sopt. 3. Hague. Stepney to Ellis, incloses Stepney to Trumbull. Aug. 27/Sopt. 0. Hague. Stepney to Ellis, -hteJoses Stepney to Trumbull. [Nov. 29.] Stepney to Ellis. Deslandcs to (Stepney?). Memorial about AlfelPs Wine. The King of 'PolaiaPs Letter, Points to deliberate upon in the Diet.

1G08. Jan. 1/11. Kotterdftm. Stepney to Ellis. Feb, 18/28. Hasselunon. Stepney to Ellis. May 10/20. Wairsaiv. Stopney to Ellis. June 3/13. Konigsberg. Stepney to Ellis. June 17/27. ‘ Konigsberg. Stepney to See. Yernon. June 24/July 4'. Konigsberg. Stepney to Ellis, in- closes Stejmey to Sec. Yernon. July 1/11, Koiiigsberg. Stepney to Sec. Ycrilon.

July 0/10, Dantsig. Stopney to EIUk, mlh Stepney to Sec. Vornon. ' July 10/20. Berlin. Stepney to Ellia, with Blepney (o iSee. V(‘rnon, ^ July 23/Aug. 2. Merlin. Sfepney to Ellis, incloses Slepu(?y to S(‘c. A^tuoii. Ext, fr. Jhiffendorf.s of flic late Klcolor. .Inly 20/Aug. 5. Berlin. Stepney to Elli.^^,* idih Stepney to 'rruudmll. 'freaty beUveon Sweden and I'raneo. .hi1y 30/Aug. 0. Ileriin. Stepney to [Blatlnvaytj. 33 10 ElecloF.s Oi'der to Baron do Siverin. Aug. 2/12. Berlin. Stepney to Blnthwnyt, leWt Act ofGnarantee of the Trctity de Treve, A u g. 2/ 1 2 . B e rl i n . S to j)n ey t o E 1 1 i h . Aug. 0/10. Berlin. Sfejmey to See. A^ornon, incloses jMnd. JlanhelimndH warning to Joavo Berlin. Aug. 13/23. Berlin. Stepney to Ellis. Aug. 10/20. Berlin. Stejiney to Ellis, Step- ney to IJlatbwayl. l\rcinonnl ofAIircmont, c ^ Aug. 20/30. Berlin. Stepney to Ellis. Stopney to See. A^ernon, Aug. 27/Scpl. 0, liOo. Blathwayt to Stepney. Sept.O/Hh Berlin. Stepney to Blalbwayt, inV/i Sle[>noy to See. A^ernon. •Sept. 1.3/23. Berlin. Stojincy to Ellis, inclose? Step- ney to Blathwayt. Ocl. 11/21. Cell. Stepney to Ellis, incloscM Stepney to Sec. A'ernon. 'Flic Elector 30 the King. The Elector's Stratagem towards Hurf»rising of Elbingcn. Oct. 20/Nov. 8. Berlin. Stepney to Ellis. ,Nov. l/lJ. Berlin. Stopney to Ellis, Nov. O/JO. Berlin. Stopney to Ellis, with Stepney to See. Blathwayt. New.s lettoV from Berlin. Nov. 8/18. Berlin. Stepney to Ellis, with Stepney to [Blathwayt ?]. 'J’lio Emperor to tlie Elector of Bran- denburg. 3’ho Emperor to the King of Poland. Nov. 12/22. Berlin. Stepnev toElIi.s, tcith Stepnev to [Blathwayt ?]. Nov, 15/25. Berlin. Stepney to Ellis, u*iV7t Stepnev to [Blathwayt ?]. Nov. 10/20. Berlin. Stopney to Fame ? The Elector to the Empei'or, 4/14 Nov. Nov. 22/Doc. 2. Berlin. Stepney to Ellis, pufh Stepnev to Blathwavt? King of Poland to the Elector. 10/29 Oct. " ^ ' Nov. 20/Dcc. 0. Berlin. Stcjiney to Sec. A'ernon. N'or. 29/Dec. 0. Berlin. Stopney to ElHs, inclose? Stc])ney to A'ernmi, The French Iving’s Guarantee of the Treaty. Resolution of the Council of AVarsaw. Dec. 0/10. Berlin. Stepney to Ellis, incloses Stepney to See. Vernon. Doe. 19/20. Berlin. Stepney to Sec. A^ernon. The French King's Ratification and Guarantee of the 2ud Art. of the Treaty of Oliva. Dec. 13/23. Berlin. Steimc^’ to Ellis, tciY?/ Stepiioj' to Sec. A^oraon. Doc. 17/27. Berlin. Stepney to Ellis, with Stepney to Sec. A'ernon. Dec. 27. Berlin. Ste])U 03 ' to Ellis, iiiclosos Stopney to Sec. Vernon. Dec. 20/30. Berlin. Stepney to Ellis, incloses Step- nev to Sec. A^ernon. King of Denmark to King of Poland. . . Dec. 24 /Jan. 3. Berlin. Stopney toTCllis. Dee. 28/ Jan. 7. Berlin. Stepney to Sec. A^emon, incloses King of Poland to King of France, 7/17 Nov. Instruction from King of Poland. • ' Dcc^ 31. Berlin. Stopney to Ellis, with Stepney See. A'ernon. " / 1099. Jan. 3. Berlin. - Stepney to Ellis. . Jan. 15. Magdeburg. Stcpiicj' to Ellis, nith nej" to See. Yernon. ’ n • I ' Feb. 4. Berlin. Stopney to Ellis. ' ^ Fob. 7. Berlin. Stopney to Ellis, incloses StepneV. Sec. A^ci'iion. • " Feb. 14. Berlin. Stepney to Ellis, incloses Stepue\>. to Sec. A^ernoii. Marq. do HarcourPs Memorial. ^ ' Feb. 11/21. Berlin, Stepney to Ellis. w Fob. 21. Berlin, Stepney to Ellis, incloses StepnA.. to Sec.- A^ernon. . ' . Feb. 25. Berlin. Stepney to Ellis, Stepney • to Sec. A^erhoii, 18 Feb. ' Feb. 18/28. Berlin. Stepney to Ellis. March 1. Berlin. Stepney to Sec. Yernon, incloses Information’ of the designs of the Catholics. • , - March 4/14. Berlin, Stopney to Ellis, hicloses Step- ney to Sec, Yernon. ...

iii-iToKiavL MANUscnim commission;— A riM:si>!x,


March 7/17. llcrtln. Btcrncy fo TUU, indotei Step- ney to Pee. Vernon. King of i’olanil to King \Vil- liam HI. March llcrlm. Ftepuey to KUtt. Marcli 14, »H. IJerhn. Pternej to KIIn, {iie/D»ci Step* ncy to See Vernon, March 1?;'2P. nerfm. Sterney to Klitf, King of Poiatnl to King of UenmniV. March 2r>/.ApnH. Ikrlin. Ptepney to Ktlw, iri'/i Stepney to Sec. Vernon. Marcii 2^ Hcrlm. Stepney to KUw, in't/* Stepney to Sec. S'emon. April 1/11, Iterliu. Rtepiiev to Ellw. ApnM/H. JJerlin. .‘^tepney to KlJu, tetfh Utepncy to See. Vemon. April 8. Dcrlla. .‘'te|Tnoy to Elloi, teitli Stepney to See. Vernon. Apnl IF. Berhn. Stepneyjo Kllis, Stepney to See. Vemon, 15 April. The King of rolaniVa In- »truetioa'». Stepney to Sec. Vernon, IS April, Mem. of Tlnv*. Scolc*' linemesn, April 22. Ilcrlin Slejmcy to Ellis Udot^* Ftiimey to >ec. Vemon. The Canhnal rnmalo to Eire. ISilat, and angnrer. May 2 12 Kerim, Sleimey to Ellw, t'nefoitcc Stepney to Sec. Vemon. Let. IV. rather Vota. do IJilanl. M. lie ScUmettou to l/onl Kottinglinm. VmpiyiitiOM of tie Chec. Soalliwell. S'he King of Poland to IVajirodo OalttrW. MayCdC. Kirlm. Stepney to Ellk. JUy J,!!*. Berlin. Stepney to Llhi. May 13 Al. Berlin. Stepney to See. Vemon, fiich)»r» nemamli of ComraaniL Ifomi. •‘n'(i.pricy to See Vcnioii, l'/U» Jlay. Mar IC'2'I. PoUdora. Stepney to Elli*. MaySOtW. PpImUiti. Stepney to Elli«. TlioKing"* Order* tent to General Count do Krarnnan'dortf. New* letter froni IVarraw. May 23 June 2- Potjnlam. Slepner to Elli<. May 27. Berlin, .‘'lepney to Si-c, Vemon ^ Mar 3*). Berlin. Stepney lo Elha, ieW< Stepney to See, Venifiii June 2 12. Berlin, Stepney to S.h:. Vemon Jtrno 3 IS. Berlin, fctepncy to EJli*. Blathwayt June 17pj7. Berlin, Stepney l nIJtct of tlio Kmg of I'nland’a followcrti A»g 12/22 Berlin. Sttpuey to Blathwayt, Count DTIona’n relation. Aug 15,25. Berlin Btejmey toEllifttneioiiM Blalh. wayt to Stepney, 8/18 Ang. .‘^tepney to iJklhwiiyt, 15/2.5 Atig. ’ Ang 19,29. Berlin. Ktcpiiey to Ellw, teifA Stcimcy to Blathwaj t. Aug. SJ/Sept. 1. Berlin, Btepney to Elha, idth Stepney to Blathwayt. Frojiosition'i of liH Iinpenal Ma- jesty , '* Ihnjet *’ for tho division of certam kmgJonnt

Ang 2(3/ Sept. 5. Berlin. Stepney to Ellis, ii>do$«$ Stepney to Blathwayt. New» Llitj of Princes and Princcwies al Leiywig fair. Oct 17. Berlin, btepney to llllw, hwhire* ptepney to Blathwayt. Oct 21. Berlin, btepney to Ellis, i>Klo*e« ptepney to Coiitit do Vnro Oct 15*25 Stepney to EUis, irit/ieErasmua IiCwLs to Elh-. Oct. 18*2^ Berlin Stepney to Ellw OcL 21. Berlin. Stepney fo i.IlH, •eiW. ptepney to Siy. Vemon Oct. 29, llanover Stepney to Ellt'i, with Stepney to See. Vernen. XoT 7.17 Hague, btepney to Klli«,in
March 2. Stcpiiej'* Crnlentuils to Einp, of Cctmany. btepney’* Credent ml* to Elector* of Cologne, Menti, Trier*, Ae. March 18 bhecrneea Stepney to Elh*. Jl-ireh 29 April 8 I.eyden btepnej to Ell«. March 3!'.\prilli> .Irnheni btepney lo Ejh<- Apnl 11,21 Fraiicfnrt Slepncy to Kiln, Stepney to Sic Hedges ?], 10,20 Apnl April 2lyMnj’ 4 \ u'lina btepney to Kills 3lny ? Ki. Vienna btepney to EIJi'i 3Iaj 11. Vienna btepney to KHu May 14 Vienna Stopney to Ellis May 18 Vienna Stepnej to Klim Afay 21. Vienna, k icptny to I.'Ujs ifay 25 Vienna. Stepney to EHis, titdut^t Itelntlon of tho Amljasjindor nf S iroj’. June I Vienna Stepney to Sou Hedgeji. JimnS Vienna, btepney to Ellis. Jiinoll Vienna. Stepney to Ellis, j'lieloses Stepuej* fo Sec HeilgeN, J line 15. Vienna, btepney to Sec Iledgr*. Jntie 18. V lenm, btepney to Ellu, inehMe* b'lepuey to See. Hedges Juno 22. Vienno. Stepney to Ellis, I'nefosi* I’he Em peror to JJuk o of Mantna. Same to 3Ifl")«tftifes. d e June 25. Vienna, Btepney to Ellis. Jn«o29. Vienna Stejmey to See. Hedges. July 1. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis, WA Nejjs' letter from OonstantinopJe. July (5. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis, W/A Stepney to See Hedges JuW 9. A^ienna. Stepnej' M Ellis, vilh Stepnej to . Sec. Hedges. News letter from the Camp Of Carpi July 18. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis, inclose* Stepaey l<» Sec. Hedges Jnly 2J. Vienna. Stepney to Etli*. i«cfo«* Stepacy (o See Hedges. J Illy 27. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis,



July 30. Yiennu. Stepney to Ellis, 'ivifh Stepney to Sec. Hedges. • 3. Yicnna. Stepney to Ellis, wUh Stepney to See. Hedges. . Ang. 6. Yieiiua. Stepney to mm. Aug. 10. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis, indoecs Hews letter” from Italy. The Cardinal Primate to King of Sweden. Ang. 13. Yienna, Stepney to Ellis, mth Stepney to See. Hodges. Ang. 20. Yienna. Stepnoy to Ellis, {iiclORfis Iniro- diictioii to the Project of Alliance, llomnrhs npon the Project of Alliance. Aug. 2i. Yienna. Stc])uoy to Ellis, incloses Hews letter from Yienna. Hows letter from Hnplcs. Ang. 27. Yienna, Stepney to Sec. Hedges. Ang. 31. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis, i)ic?oscs Stepney to See. Hedges. The Emperor Decree to !M. Heuve- forgo. The Pcpublic of Poland to King of Sweden. Sept. 3. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis, indoscs Hews letter from Constantinople. Sept. 17. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. Sept. 21. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. Sept. 21. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis. Oct, 12. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. Ext. of letter.s from Dutch Ambassadors, Oct. 19. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis, jviih Stejmoy to

See. Hodges. Oct. 22. Yiemia. to See. Hedges, c Oct. 20. Vienna.

Stepnoy to Ellis, indoses Stepney

Stepney to Ellis, vdth Stepney to Sec. Hedges. Lord Pagot to Stepno}’, 27 Ang. Hews letter from Naples, 4- Oct. Letter from King of Huplos, 23 Sept. Oct. 29. Yiemia. Stepnoy to Ellis, indoscs Lord Paget to Stepney. Letter from Ct. IVolfgang, 11 Oct. Hov. 5. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis, icifh Stepney to See. Hedges. Hor. 12. Vienna. Stepnej* to Ellis. Hor. 19. Yicnim. Stepney to Ellis, incloses Stepnoy to Sec. Hedgc.s. The Emperor to the King of Sweden. . Hov. 30. Yienna. Stc]mo.y to Sec. Hedges^ incloses Letter from the Emperor. 24 Hov. Dec. 3. Yieima. Stepney to Ellis, indoscs Lord Paget to Stepney, 14/25 Oct. Dec. 7. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis. Dec. 10. Yienna. Stepnoy to Ellis, Stepney to Sec. Hedges. Dec. 3/14. Vienna. Stopnoy t^ Ellis. Dec. 31. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis.

1702. Jan. 4. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. Jan. 11. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. Jan. 14. Yienna, Stepney to Ellis. Jan; 28. Yienna. Stcpnc}' to Ellis. Feb. 5. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. Feb. 8. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. Feb. 10. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis, 'ivith Stepney to Sec. Yernon. Relation of what passed in the attempt on Cremona. Feb. 11. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. ,Fcb. 22. Yienna. Stepnoy to Ellis. Feb. 25. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis, March. 1. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis, indoscs The King of Sweden to the Cai‘d. Piimate. March 4. Yienna. Stepnoy to Ellis. March 8. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis. March 11. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. March 18. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis. March 22. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis, March 29. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis, indoses Step- ney to Sec. Yernon. April 10. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. May 8. Ellis to Stepney. May 10. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis. May 12. Sec. Yernon to Stepney. May 13. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis, indoscs Hews letter from Yienna. ^ May 17. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis, indoses Resolu- tion of the Senate of Poland. . May 20. Stepney to Ellis. ^ , May 22. Sec.. Sir Ohas, Hedges to Stepnoy. ' ,May 24. Yienna. Stejmoy to Ellis, incloses Hews letter from Mantua. June 2. Sec. Hedges^ to Stepney. , June 3, Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. June 3. Yienna. - Stepney to Sec, of State.-

June 7. Yienna. Stopnoy to Ellis. Stepney to Sec. of Stator . ' . ' - ' • Juno 10. Yienna. Stepnoy to Ellis. Juno 4. See. of Stale to Stepney, Cresset, AVich, and others. Juno 14. Yienna. Stopnoy to Ellis. Juno 3. Sec, Hedges* to Stepnoy. Juno 17, YicTina. Stepney to Ellis. June 9. See. IledgOH to Stepney. , • • ‘ June 24. Yienna, Stopnoy to Ellis. 7 . ^ Juno 10. IVhitoliall. Scc.'llodgcs* to Stepney. Juno 19. AYhilchall. Sec. Hedges* to Slopncyi Juno 23, Ynntohall. Sec. Hedges* to Stepne}". June 20. Sec. Iledgos to Stepnoy. June 28. Yionniu Stcpnc}' to Ellis, indoscs Gciinan Oi’dnung (jwinted). . ' . . . ' - July 3. Sec. Hedges to Stepney. © July 5. Vienna.: Stopno}" to Ellis. July 8. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis, Hews letter from Ci’aco^v. Extract from a German Paper. July 12. Yicnim. Stejmey to Ellis. July 15. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. < July 19. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. . July 21. Sec. Hedges* to Stepney, July 22. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis, indoscs Howf? letter from Cracow, Jul}' 24. Whitelmll, Sec. Hedges* to Stepnoy, July 28. Sec, Hedges* to Stcpnc}’. July 31. Sec. Hedges to Stepnoj'. Aug. 2. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. Aug. 5. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis, indoses Hews letter from Yienna. Italian Newspaper, 5 August. Aug. 9. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis, Aug. 4, Sec. Hedges* to Stepnoy. Ang. IG. Yienna. StepnG3'' to Ellis. Aug. 7. Sec. Hedges* to Stepnc.v. Aug. 19. Yienna. Stepno^^ to Ellis. Ang. 11. Sec. Hedges'^ to Stepne3\ Aug. 23. Yienna. Stepney to 'EUis, incloses Stopne}" to Tucker. Aug. 14, See. Hedges* to Stepnoy. Aug. 18. Sec. Hedges* to Stepney. Aug. 30. Yienna. Stepnoy to Ellis. Aug. 21. Sec. Hedges* to Stepney. . > Ang. 2*2. See. Hedges* to Stopnej". Sept. 9. Yienna. Stcpnc3’ to Ellis, indoses - Hews letter from Vienna,. . - Sept. IG. Yienna. Stepue3" to Ellis. Sept. 27. Yieima. Stepnoy to Ellis. Oct. 7. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis. . - ^ Oct. 11. Vienna. Stepnoy to Ellis. Oct. 11, Yienna. Stcpne3' to Ellis. Oct. 18. Yiemia. Stopno3" to Ellis. Hov. 1 . Yienna. Steime3’ to Ellis. Hov. 4. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis. Hov. 8. Yienna. Stopne3’’ to Ellis. Hor. 11. Vienna. Stepno3" to Ellis. Hov. 18. Yienna. Stepne3" to Ellis. Hov. 25. Vienna. Stepney to Sec. Hedges. Stepney to Ellis. Hov. 29. Yienna. Stepnoy to Ellis. Dec. 2. Yienna. Stepnc3" to EUis. Dec. 6. Vienna. Stepue3^ to Ellis. Dec. 7. Vienna. Stepne3' to Ellis. Dec. 9. Yienna. Stepne3^ to Ellis, Dec. 13, Vienna. Stepne}” to Ellis. Dec. IG. Yiemia. Stepney to Ellis. Dec. 20. Yiemia. Stepnc3" to Ellis. Dec. 27. Vienna. Sfcepne3’’ to Ellis. Dec. 30. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis. 1703.^ ^ ^'V Jan. 6. Yiemia. Stepney to Ellis.. - Jan. 10. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis (2). / - • ’ Jan. 20. Yienna. Stepne3’ to Ellis. . . Jan. 24. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis.. Jan. 31. Vienna. Stepnc}" to Ellis. Feb. 14; Yienna. Stepne}’’ to Ellis.' Fob. 21. Vienna, Stepney to Ellis. m Feb. 24. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. Feb. 28. Yienna. Stepnpy to EDis. ' * • March 3. Yienna. StDpne3^ to* Ellis. March 7. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. March 28. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis. April 14; Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. ' April 18. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. Aprd 22. Yienna. Stepney to Ellis. . • April 28. Vienna. Stepney to Ellis.

© These are draughts partly in cipher. The copies in the P.R.O. n Tlieso arc draughts partly in cipher. The copies in the P. R. 0.' arc (leciphered, or, rather, have not been put into cipher. « . arc deciphered, or, rather, have not been put into cipher.

iiiSTORioAr. MA^usoR^^TS co>nii<»ioN :~Ai'rj;.Ninx,

ilay 23 Vicotia. Kttijncy to lillis. May 30. Vi<*ttTu». Stepney to Eitjs. June 1. See. llwlgts* t<» Stepney. Juno2< Vienn.t. btepney to Jnno 8. 4?vc. ilcJgca* to Stepney. Jane 9. Vienna. Stepney to fillis. Juno 11. Siv. IIed/»c^* to Stepney. Juno 1.'. Sec, HetlKert* to Hlej>ney. Jane 18. Sec. Hedges* to Stepney. June 20. Vieniu, Stejmey to EUw June 22 Sec. IIctlCMt* to Stepney, Juno 25. S^. lleilpes* to Stepney. Juno 27. VifDTit. .‘'tepney to Eltij. June 29 See. Ifedaiee* U> Stepney. JuW7. Vicimn. Stepney to tWi*. July 11- Y ietuM, Stejniey to Elli'*. July II. Vienna. Stej sej to EHh J uly IB. Vienn-u Stepney to J'lh*. July 20. Vienna. Stejmey to Ellin, .fttly 2J. Vienna Stepney to E!li«. July 25. Yieuua. Sieiniey to EUie. Auk. !• Vienna. Stepney to Elkt Auk- 1- Vienna. .‘‘Icjn ey to Ellm Aug B. Vienrfj. Stepney to Ellie. Aug II. Vienna. Stepney to Ell w. Aug, 15. Vicuna. Stepney to KHk -. tug. 18. Vienna. J*tepney to ElJii* Aug. 22 Vieuua, Stepney to Ellis. Aug. 25. Vunnv Stepney to inflotfj Stepney to Sec. Aug. 2t*. Vienna. Sicj'iiey to Elli'^. Sept. 1. Vienn.1. Stepney to Ellis r->lK Sent lett^f from Trent. Sept, 5. Yitnna steimcy to Ellw. Sepl. S. Vienna, Stepney to Elba, Sept. 12 Vienua. Siejuiey to Elba Sept, 19, ViCMia. Stepney to Ellij. Sept. 29. Vienna Stepiey to Elba. Oct 3. Vienna Stepney to Elba Oct. 0, Yiettta- Sieprcy to Ellia. Oct. 10, Viciina. Stepney to Elba, »e,/A Sir BlickwcH to Stepney. Oct. 13. Vienna. .*^tcj>ney to KHi' Oct. 17. Vienna. Stepney to Etb' Oct. 31. Vienrx Slepnej to Elli*. Kov. H. Y tcuna, fctepney to ElUs Xov. I. Vienna Stepney to Ellu. Not, 7. Vienna. Stepney to Elln." Nov. 27. llngtic. Stepney to Ellta. Kot. 3k. Hague. Stetniey to Kill*. Dec. II. IlAtpie, Stepney to Elba. Dec. 18. Hague. Stepney to Kiln Dee. 31. Hagtic. Jlamnile Sicflnigen to Stepney 1701. Jan. 18 29 Uriel. Stepney to EHm. Fell 1. ILaguc. S'S-piicy to Ellia. Eel), fs. Hague Stepney to ElUa, Eeb 12 laryJcu. Stepney to Elba. Eeb. 2'!. LnUelliourg, Stepney’ to EUi#. , MarclitJ. Stepney to Elln. Sfarch 1.5. ^ Yunna- Stepney to Elh*. Aprils. Vienna. Stepney to Elba Aprils. Vieniw .Stepney to Elba 17K; Aug. 29. Vienn-i. Stepney to Ellii.

Marcli 18. Antwerp. Stepney to Elba

Oct. 30. Etepuej’g Cicdeutiala to Ibu Ijantlgriwft ol Ilcaac. Dec. 15, Stepney to Elba Tlic King presaea bim hsni to bo gone. 1 or a frigate to take Inm to Holland.

ifay 21/31. Drcmlcn. Stepney to Ellis. Congrtt> toUtes himaclf on lindnig so g^ a patron and a friend DU fiirAV. Tmmbull niid Ellia Elatbwoyt coramanda bim-to mako ready for nomo sudden Ibglit. Suspects bM road lyes towards rinodcrs. * Tlir«» *iv dnuehts turtlfln either TUo roiitej In tlis r lt,0 »rct bwn j.tit iiitocipl'er.

May 21/ J into 3. Dresden. Stcpacy to EUh Ooea post to Carlsbad to try wbat lie can do with tho ElccV>r in f ivonr of Count Frirca, from tbence to Fnmkfort, Or ‘ Snalliicb, to Ibo I,andgravo of Ilcsae. June 5/15. Carlsbad (Hobemia). Stepney to Ellw Inflotet cojiy of hit relation to Sec Trumbull, “ which, *' I «uppo»e, will serve tlio turn ai well as if I troublcii *' you every jiost with particular lettcra.” Jnno b/V5. Carl 'land, blepncy to Trumbull. Hsus solicited the Kketor to gi\e Count Friren hw discharge, and consent la enter His 2Inj service, a very uneasy com mission, iravinerade given by the Elector to 0>o Iftdiea. IV'hetlicr Schoning will accompany the Elector to llongnry. JIih instritclioits coucernmg Seboning Juno 15,23. Leipzig. Ftopuey to ElU*. Lord Lex- ington's desire he sliould go to Vicnua i wisboa to hv>_o the title of Resident there. Iiielottt the Kecrcditif given Stepney on leaiing the Court of Saiony. Tlio Elector’K nnswer to tho notiGcatioii of His lift re'ly's am\ al in Holland stepney to Trumbull. Count Erircn. Is languishitig m Sirony awaiting orders. Second audience of the Elector tiio morning he left for Prague, arguments to induce him to give up Count Frizen Tho masquerade. Field Jlarshal N;hr.niog. Two battalions to bo lodged at D^e^den for Scln* mug’s better eceurity. 15/25 June June 22 'July 2 Lciiwig Stepney to Trumbull. la going to Frankfort, whence ho wilt etnd account of Priiiee t-ewia and the Confederate s\ru»j on the Rhino 0« su».i« tfifrt, htrpnpy to Elba. Is like tlio beggars “never cut olT my WBj.” Ilis IJill of Eitroordmane* not murh shorter than a tailor’s, these jourueya run awav with all his ready money Ilia th way I to Stepney. Count Frizeu must lake his fortune, ho is engageil m Hi< Jlaj. service. _ Tho King judges Stepney very neecHsary for bis iervicoin (jcnnany ^ ^ July 2, 12. Francrurt- Stepney to Elbe. Oui armies near an engsgemeiit. Is veiy much tempted to mu po*l, and stand upon some a^aceut biR. Has lighted Into tho famous Red Hoiwe, where wc eat and drink cheerfully JneIo«e< Stepney to Trumbull, (Jot to Franeforl last jiigbi The armies in Ihw ncighliourhood. Prince 1-ewis drawing this way. Count Eippo advancing lo loin him Ek'ctrc'v of Sivaonj cspeeUsl to-morrow night Count Si honing Iwls takvu ins \iUee at the Council lioard Couijt Rcii’'^ w to command tho Fasons lu Ilmignrj News from Ucneral Sommersfcldt from tho Coufoderata Army, within half a niln of the encniT. I'rineo Lewis resolved to venture a battle 2/12 July Ifk*, July -l/H Fmnrfurt Stepney to Elks Marshal do liorgea so aelranlagcou-ly poateil with tho French Army, there is no coming at him, fears he may make hu cmapo over a bridge of boab>, for Pnnee Lewis had hemmed him in cit all sides by the njmroach of tho Confederate Army, under Clcneral do La Lippe. A mill and redoute euceci'anilly attacked by J’rincc Lewis. July 7/17. Fraiicfiirt. htepney to Euis, The three bodies of troops keep tbcir old cnmp=, and look tamely at one another Diiiputcs as to who should engage tho enemy, the enemy likely to cscajio over tho Rhine. Wo are really 50, WO men against 40,000 men Arrival of the Electre^« of Ssxony. On sitnw s/«W, titepney to Lika. IIm hail two very obliginj^ letters from Mr. Secretary, who bida Stepney tell bim to what poet his tnelination.s lead him. la not likely to build Taber- tiaclea here, but shall ioon bo transplanted to some other station July 5/19. Pranefurt. Stepney to TrnmbnlL The enemy jiosted securely, in no hosto to retire. Pears for I'rineo Ijowis' army for want of aubaktcncc. Jlokes his Court reguWly to the Electress. TVo Envoytfs from Hanover, Limtncli and Stubenfoll, to dispose tbo new Elector m favour of their 9th Electorate; thoir jealousy of M. Culpis, an Envoys from Wirtemberg. ilr. Piper, the King of Denmark's JLnistcr, the most bitter enemy of tho House of Luncnbnrgb, already como from Ratislwn to bow seeds of ibssension. Count Frizen wanted to go to Utro, Perhaps Raron Sohntr, with his JIsjesty at tho Camp, may niovo tho King in this ' matter, In(!on‘» Count Pnzen to Stepney. -New diffi- culties with tho IlesBinti Troops. Count do LippO and the Priueo of Baden Tho tandgvavc badly odvvsed, disunion among tho troops Camp of Langobricli.. 4/UJuly. Frouh. ^ Account of the surrender of Casalj from Turin, l/nJnlylC9S. French. July 11/21. Frauefurt. Stepney to TmmbuU. Tho Confederates and the French vvere entrenching them- selves, with design to stay as long as possible in their' n 1



old quarters. The Allies reduced to great scarcity. The Prench decadi)ed. Design of Prince Lewis to attack them in their rear. Censures upon the Prince’s conduct. The Elecbress of Saxony. M. Oulpis rctiumed from IMentz. The Landgrave of Hossc. Count dc Lippe. Incloses Count Prizen to Stepney. The Prince of Baden and the Hessian Troops. Baron de Coertz should bo written to. The enemy can do nothing so long as all the Troops are kept together. The Count of Hohenloe gone to see the Count de Lippo, The Elector Palatine, at the instance of the Imperial Court, withdraws one regiment after another. The Prench always in their Oamp. Camp dc Langebmck. 8/18 July. French. Baron de Goertii to Ste])noy. Hopes the King is thoroughly satisfied with His Highness, the Baron’s Master. Cassel. 28 June/8 July. French. July 14/24. Pranefurt. Stepney to Trumbull, The Prench have marched with so much cliligeucc that there was no overtaking them. Prince Lewis after them, and will endeavour to force them to battle. Would he contented to serve the King in an}" station. Eeport that his Majesty has promised to help the circles of Suabia and Prancony with 400,000 dollars. The Ministei’s of Hanover uneasy at this report ; they think Prince Lewis already" too powerful. The Elec tress still here; w'as invited to a merr^' meeting, and after supper drawing lots for wives, after the German fashion, for- tune gave him the Eiectress for his partner. Incloses Count Prizen 1^ Stepno}". Movements of the troops under the Prince of Baden and Count de Lip]) 0 . Cam]) dcWalsdorff. 11/21 July 1695. French. July 16/20. Pranefurt. Stepney to Trumbull, The chief generals have left the Camp for two or three days. The Prench safely across the Rhine at Man- heim ; the Oonfedei’afcss encamped at Rhorbach, within a league of Heidelberg. Arrival of the Margrave of Bareu^h, he goes to Mentz to confer with the new Elector. Reports about this visit. Will send the order of battle projected by Prince Lewis. Their army really consists of 50,000 men, and is in better condition than any army we sball ever see again on the Rhine. Is perfectly run aground, and shall have much ado to get afloat again. Blathwayt says he must have patience about his employment. Jul}’’ 21/31. Pranefurt. Stepney to Blathwayt. The Margrave of Bareuth and the young Regent Margrave of Anspach gone to the arm}" about to cross the Rhine. Their designs. Ko artillery to undertake any important siege. The King’s orders to Prince Lewis on hearing the Prench were detaching a strong part}^ 12,000 men, towards Brabant. Report that the ti’oops of Munster and Hesse may bo sent towards him. A gi'eat many Princes and Generals in the late meeting at Mentz ; their deliberations. Count Hamilton, Grand Chamber- lain to the Elector Palatine, on his way to Yienna. Prince Lewis’ army. Has received a second invitation from Prince Le^wis to the army. , July 25/Aug. 4. jMentz. Stepney to Ellis. Has, applied for credentials to the Elector. “ It will be a “ good rousch in my way (so wo Germans call a fuddle), and perhaps may get me a ring or an horse, cither ** of which is much better than lyiiig still.” Incloses Stepney to Trumbull. Movements of the Landgrave of Hcssc-Casscl, His propositions. He is animated b}" his Maj. enterprize against Komur, and impatient to signalize himself. Visit from Count Prizen. Message from Baron Goertz. Stepney goes to Mentz. Audience of the Landgrave, he had ordered his troops to he moving as his Majesty had desired, to whom he is “tenderly affcctioned.” Interview with the Elector, a jov’ial hearty prelate, and will behave handsomely when well settled in the Electorate ; his respect for his Majesty. AVishes to have the style of Euvo}^ in his credentials ; reasons.

Jamks Cukssett's CorviiEsroxDExci:, 1693-1703. Those Letters are all addressed to Ellis, Under- secretary of State. Cresselt was employed by AVillinm HI. during this lieriod in negotiations at the several German Courts, where ho was the King’s Resident, more particularly at Hanover, Zell, and Hamburgh; his Credentials and other public instruments are dated as follow ; 1696, Sept. 1. Commission. — Denmark. 1697/8, March 17. Crcdeiitiuls.'*' — ^Elector of ihiTiovc)*, Instructions. — Same.

1699-1700^ March 14. Credentials. — Elector of Bran- n denburg. • ' ' 1699-1700, March 14. Instructions. — Same* 1700, May. 21 . Credentials. — Denmark. 1703, April 29. Revocation. — Elector of Hanover. ,, Junel. Revocation. — Duke of Brunswick. ^ lu the last years of the reign of AA^illiam III. ho as- sisted with Stepney, Prior, Sir* Joseph AVilliamson, Alexr. Stanhope, the Earl of Marlborough, and others, in treating with the Ministers of Denmark, in concert with • Holland, and with several of the German Electors, in © concert with other Princes, for the general peace of Europe. Cressett’s Correspondence in the Public Record Office does not begin before April 1695, and is continued to October 1695; then there is a. gap to Kov. 1697, from which date to the end of 1699 the Correspondence is very regular.' There are no letters /ro/u- Cressett later than 1699 in the Public Record Office. The following is a List of the Cressett Correspond- ence in the Public Record Office, from and to, viz. : — • 1695, April to October, Fro?)i Cressett. (Germany, Yol. 156.) 1697, Kov., to 1699. Ditto. (Hamburgh, Yol. 10.) 1694 to 1698. To Cressett. (German}", Yol. 152.) 1696, May 12, one letter. Same. (Foreign, various, Vol. 14.) V . . 1699, Oct. 24, one letter. Same. (Prance, A^ol. 313.) 1702, J an. to April. Same. (Foreign, various, A^ol. 15.) 1702, Oct., to Sept. 1703, Same. (Foreign, various, Yol. 16.) So that, as will be seen, this Correspondence supplies several important gaps in the letters /ro?« Cressett . in the Public Record Office, as for example, from, — Kov. 1693 to 1695, April, 33 letters. Oct. 1695 to 1697, Hoy., 123 letters. Jan. 1700 to 1703, Oct., 183 letters. ' Total, 339 letters, or more than seven out of the ten years’ Correspond- ence, In the Foreign Office List of the P.R.O. Cor- respondence '^v-ith Hamburgh, it will he noticed that two years of Cres sett’s Correspondence is missing from that country alone.

CkESSETT’s "OORRESl’ONDEKCE, ’^1693-1703.

1693, Kov., to 1691, Jan. 1691, Feh. to April ,, May to June „ duly „ ^Aug. ,, 'Sept. ,, Oct. „ Kov. ,, Dec. 1695, Jan. to March ,, March to April - ,, May ,, June ,, July to Dec. 1696, Jan. to Aug.

Sept, to Deo. ^ - 1697 - 1698, Jan. to iMarch „ April ,, May 1-19 ,, May 20 to Aug. 12 ,, Aug. 19 to Sept. - ,, Oct. to Dec^ 1699 - 1700, Peb. to March - ,, April to May ,, June to Sept. ,, Oefc. to Dec. 1701, Jan. to Feh. ,. j\rarch Apnl „ May ,, June to Sept. ' - ,, Sept, to Dec.

He wiltes fi’om — - Hanover. ! - Zell. - Broochhuseii. * - AYynehusen. - Y^alferadc, ilizell, - Zell. - Loo and Goer. - Zell and Goer. ^ - AVinsen. - Hanover and Zoll. - Zell. - AYyhauscn, Zell. - Broochhusen and Zell. - Zoll, Goer, and Zell, - Zell, Hanover, Brooch- husen, AA^ynchuscii, Zell ' * - Hambui'gh. - Hamburgh. - Hamburgh. , - Hanover, Zell. - AYolfenbutel, Hanover, Broochhusen; - Hamburgh. - Zell, Goer. - Hamburgh. - Hamburgh. - Hamburgh. - Berlin. - Hamburgh. . - Zell, Goer, Hanover. - Zell, Amsterdam, Han- over, Hamburgh. - Hanover. © ^ - Zell, AYyhuscn. - Hanover. ' • - Hamburgh, Hanover, Zoll.


, * tins Collection, but in Public Record Offico, Geniiany, Vol. p. Oib. t 'ilicre is one letter from Cressett, dated 7/17 Dec, 1C5U, .\mslcnlriin.



1702 , Jmi. • * • ITanover. „ Tell, to March. • - Brunswick, Eorghuorf. „ April to Sept- - • Hanover. „ Oct. to Nov. - • Hague, Arasterdam, „ Dec. . - - Hanover, Zell. 1703. Jan to April - • Hanover. „ April ... Zell. „ 31ay to October - . Hamburgh, Zell. Total, 500 Letters, and 111 Papers, Commis'iionB, Credentials, • Instructions, Ac. 11

I’onx Eliot, Cornwall, hie Seat of the Earl or St. Germans. * The Earl of St. Germans responded to tlie Cornmis- eloners’ Circular hy reiiuesting mo to make at his house an inspection of tlie >1 ami scripts in bis possession. The MSS. by and belonging to the celebrated Sir John Eliot bale been already in a great measure jna cl e known to the public bv means of Mr. John Ihrstcr's Life of Sir John Eliot; and, under the direction of Mr. Eorster, tliey have been arranged and hound in several volumes 'fhey are m very good prcscrration. Before briefly alluding to the contents of these volumes, it vrill be convenient to notice the other MSS. preserved at Port Ehot. A 4to volume of the 17fh centuiy, containing about IflO ot 1711 leaves The title is “ A relatvovi touching the fleete “ and armte of the King's most excellent klajestic K. •* Charles sett forth in the l'‘yeare of Ilts highnes raigne, ** and touching the order, proceedings, and actions of the “ same flecte and armie.'' Biyinf, — “ Itis most excellent Majestie cavnng with great ** cost and care prepared and furnished a royal fleete of “ four score aod ten sayle.” p. 29. Council of Marre held on the Anne Uoyal, ISth Oct. 1623. p. 3S. Council of tVarre, 4c., 20sh Oct. 1325, about Cape St Vincent. It extends from 1 5th Sept, to 21st Dec , gives accounts of the various Councils of tVar; endj with Lsts of chief coK«ni5svoticrs,_ captains, lieutenants, ancients of arm'es employed in this voyage. A 1/th century copy of Sir John Doderidge’s work, intituled History of the Auncient and Modem E.state '* of the Principality of Wales, Duchy of Cornwall, and “ Earldom of Chester, 4c.'’ (Printed, -Ito, 1630 ) An eslahlishment of the yearly charge of our u\vn diets, with the diet of our dear Consort the Queen, &c., to com- mence 1st July 16'*5. Twenty-one leaves, and two and a half of additions, and as to fuel, dishes, prices, names of servants and pensioners. (Polio, paper, end of 17th century.) Transactions between England and France relating to Hudson's Bay, 1637. Bfyms , — “The most Cliristian, King having empowered “ Sicnr llaritlon, liH Ambassador Extraordinary;’’ ends, on p. 80, with a “ Letter appointed to lie written to the " several Governors in pursuance of the said Treaties, as “ follow, dated 23 Janr 168/.’’ (Polio, paper, end of l/th century.) The Vindication of His hlajesty and the States in the partition of the Spanish Dominions, with sundry remarks on the Ilcvolution, in a letter to a person of quality. Beyins, — n“ Sir, I am glad to understaud by yottrs that, “ though we differ in our speculations curls (p 41) — “ ’tis snlhcient recompense for my pains, who liave the “ honour to be accompted your servant. Slarcll 12, l/Ol,” (4fo, paper, I8th century.) A folio volume of the 13th century, containing coiues of petitions ami orders, &c., relating to mmes m the Duchy of Cornwall, 166-1-177S. And proposition for making tin half-pence. A foho Y>lu>ne of the 18th century, containing ‘*An “ essay shewing the antiquity of the tinning trade in •' Carmvall and Devon, intended for an introduction to “ the Stannary Memoirs, to which is added an account of ** what the Jiemoirs are to contain;" followed by rules and customs of miners There is a good collection of letters of the last century, hut only one, I think, of the l/th century, viz,, a Council Utter, dated 2Qth July I C24, for payment of 6,00(1 men with 4 colonels. Ten letters in 1712) from Secretary Craggs to .Sir John Noms , 'The 1st orders him four mbre ships. 218S3.

Tlio 3rd tells him of sis more ships given by the Lords of the Admiralty to the squadron (against the Czar)! thesei SIS include the other four, “ The 8th IS a prtcale letter, commending him and tellmg him that Lord Carteret is lu'a good friend; the 9th w about the Czar; that he is left by his allies, and that an alliance is forming against hun Several letters from Lord Carteret (at Stockholm and Gottenburg) to Sir John Norris, in the year 1712, chiefly on Russia and Sweden. TTiree letters from Ixird Anson fat the Admiralty) in 1/59; .one is on Sir Edward Hawkes’s victory over the French. One of Ixird Carteret’s letters says, “ Ifthe Czar refuses the “ King’s mediation, as he probably will, a mark of which ’* will be contitining hostilities against Sweden, 1 hope you “ will by force of arms bring him to reason and dettn^ “ that fleet, which woU disturb the world whilst it h stwred " by nmbition and revenge." Aliout 20 letters from Edward Ehot (afterwards 1st Lord Eliot) to his fatlier Richard Ehot, WTitten during his tour through Holland, Frussui, Switzerland, in the rears 1J41- 1747. Ill one, dated I.flu'anne, 19th Jan. N.S. 174?, he says, "I shall not break my heart at the death of the “ Buhop of Exeter. Should Trevor be made hishoi,, ng “ he should, a great many of our country ladies would like “ him mightily, and put on their best gowns when they “ expected to see him, for he is the youngest and most “ smooth-faced bishop on the bench.” •^In another he semis a copy of w lettes from, Ijard Chesterfield (I747), w ho says, that “ the best German is spoken and the “ best professors ore at Leipzig." '1 here are a few notices of politics. About 20 letters from Richard Eliot to his son, the aboic-named Edward Eliot, 1742-1/43; they were written from England, and contain a few political notices, b«t are chiefly devoted to home and domestic affairs. o Ten letters from IV Harte (authorof the Life of Gnshivus Adolphus), who was tutor to Edwanl Ehot, written in 1746 and 1/52 and intervening years from Lausanne and Leipzig. Siv letters from I^ird Cliestcrfield to Edivard Ehot in the years 1/17 or 1743 (He sent Philip fitanhone as travelling companion with Edward Ehot under Mr. HajU.) One of the letters is of condolence with him on the occa- sion of hiS father’s death; he advises him not to inake hasty political alliances; domestic affairs are to be ati excuse for delay. 'fliree letters from Philip Stanhope, at Leipzm to Edward Eliot at Port Eliot, 1/48. There is another hundle of letters from Edward while abroad, to his Father Richard Ehot, during the years 1747 and 1748. One of them, dated 25th April 1/43, gives an account of one Meneke accusing (m a newspaper) Mr, Lyttelton of having denied the Chnstian religion, Edipgrd Eliot and Mr. Harte defended Mr. Lyttelton, and made Menckc publish a retractation Another, undated, gn Sg the character of the King of Poland, of Count Brulil anq hw extravagance m dress aud furniture, his 150 china snuff boxes, 300 servants, 300 horses; his yearly exiitoujes 65,0001. The writer say* the country » in a very poor state, and the army scarce 25,000 men A letter fromR. Nugent to Edward Ehot, dated London 2JrdNov 1753, giving an account of the Jew Bill iq the House of Lords. Four letters from Edw-ard Gibbon, of Benton (fetli^c of the author of the History of the Dechne and Fall of the Roman Empire), to EdwTird EUot (who married Ins niece Githenno Elliston). TVo are dated in 1753 and the otbem in I7C7. Seven Icltcrs from Edward Gibbon (the historiahV to Edward Eliot (Isl Lord Ehot). ' 1 London, 31st May 1/75; about the Americaij re- bellion. 2. Bentmck St , 20th June 17/9 ; defence of hiS Parlia- mentary conduct. 3. Bentmck St , 8th Sept, 1780 ; unless tie gets a geat in Parliament (the then Parliament was about »o j,e dissolved) he cannot hope to remain at the Board of Trade. 4. Bentmck SL, llth August 1/80; defence of his Parliamentary conduct, 5. Bentmck St , 2 tth Peh, 1/81 ; semis vols, 3 and. 3 of bis History, 6. Lausanne, 27th pet. 17&4; commends Lord iTIot; cotmJients on bis own retirement from Londoq his quiet at Lausanne, 7. Sheffield Place, IStli July 1/83; a frlendlv letter on leaving London. Had not seen Lord Ehot during a year’s residence in England. *' V

42 * IIISTOKICAI. I\UXtISCRIPTS . Of tliese letters, Nos. 2 and 4 are particularly interesting, Kecausc Gibbon’s Parliamentary career is barely touched in his autobiography. n , . ^ -r , Nine letters from E. J. Eliot to liis father. Lord Eliot, dated in 1785, 1787, and 1789 ; and with these is,-^ A letter from Wm. Pitt to Lord Eliot, dated T^'alraer Castle, 10th Oct. 1797. , -nv Letters from %Ym. Eliot to his father. Lord Lliofc; one dated Berlin, 1793, says he '"is sorry if Lord Elgin is to he fixed at the Court of Berlin, as he is personally disagreeable to the lailers of it.” Another, dated Hanover, 1794, after stating a change of plans, says, ‘^the mystery of all this is Lord Malmesbury- being appointed to sigh a treaty of marriage with the ** future Princess of Wales.” Tlicrc is another letter of the same date, in xv^ich he relates that the princess said in a plaintive little voice, Le “ prince n’a done rien ccrit ?” Letters from John Whitaker (the antiquarian) to Lord Eliot : one dated in 1793 and the other in 1795 ; both are about his History of the Church of St. Germans (which he in 4fo). Original drafts of letters from the Honourable Wm. Eliot to Lord Grenville, dated Hague and Berlin, in 1/93 and 1794 . In January 1794 he gives details of a conspiracy to assassinate Pitt, and names a merchant in London as one of the agents. Fourteen holograph letters from Lord Malmesbury to the Honourablec AYilliam Eliot, dated Berlin, 1793 and 1794 . A letter from Lord Gremdlle, dated 2nd Oct. 17.94, stating that the Duke of Brunswick is to take command of the forces then under the Duke of ITork, and to employ a' troop of Brunswickers. . In a 4to volume are copies of 35 letters from the Honourable Wm. Eliot to Lord Grenville, dated Berlin, and ranging from Oct. 19 to July 13, 1793, all on publia matters. The MSS. by and belonging to Sir John Eliot are bound in morocco, in ten volumes, not numbered. Volume lettered “ Miscellaneous papers of Sir John ** Eliot, Letters, Treatises, &c.” contains the following. 1. That Kings of England have been pleased usually to consult vith their p ceres (by Sir 11. Cotton). 2. Short view of the life of Henry 3rd (by Sir R. Cotton). 3. Digby’s letter about a passage in Spenser. (These three have been printed.) 4. Declaration of the Commons. (1 leaf, by Sir J. E.’s hand.) ' 5. A letter against assassination. (4 leaves.) G. A view of Sir Robert Cotton upon the jurisdiction of Parliament; heginSy — Sir, to give you as short an account. 7 . Copy letter by Sir W. Raleigh to the King ; hegins , — Those that are oppressed and helpless (printed); and Dialogue between a Councillor of State and a Justice of the Peace. 8. Duplicates of Nos. 1 and G, 9. A view of the privileges of Ambassadors, by Sir Robert Cotton. 10. A Treatise on the Commonwealth (by Sir Thomas Smith). 11. A letter from Lord Nourris and Sir T. Smith to the Queen, dated from Paris, May 1567 (7 leaves) ; hegins, — JJir Thos. Smith arrived at N, (Copy). 12. Tlic Chancellor and Chancery of England ; begins , — Because I prefer to speak of the Chancellor and his Court; ends on the third leaf. Then follows account of the Ex- chequer and King’s Bench, ending on 151, De ciu'iis Ecclc- siasiicis. (Latin). 13. Co})y of the 'Preaty of Blois (19th April 1572) between Charles 9 and Elizabeth. 14. Copy of the Treaty of marriage between Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Anjou and Alen^on. General heads of two orations at the College of Rheims, regarding the proposed marriage (pro and con). 15. A note of the Consultation had at Greemrich, 1st January 15G7, u])on a request made to Her Majesty by the Spanish ambassador, that the Abbot of hlartinenyc, being luintio for flic Pope, and arriving at Brussels, might come into the realm witii letters from the Pope and other jicrsons to the Queen. (4 pp.) A copy of the device for altering of religion at the flrrt year of Queen Elizabeth. (Seven points with answers. 5 pp.) Copy of a letter headed 11 of this month,” beginning — Pica sc th your Majesty to ho advertised after a final rcso- ‘ lution of Sir Nicholas /riirogmorton . . . ends , — haif som quh.at to say to these men, yf they call upon me. (9 leaves. It contains an account of amission to Paris). A roUcction of certain reasons to prove Her Majesty’s right (0 have the restitution of Calais, 3rd .Vpill : hc'gi}is \ —

COl^lHISSION APPENDIX. The Queen’^ demaunde for restitution of Calais at' this wesent time . . . ends, — whether evil or true judgment lath been given of the minde, intent, and purpose. (7 leaves). - Instructions for Sir Thomas Smith, Kt., sent into France by the Queen’s Majesty to the French King, to be declared and treated upon udth the said King by the said Sir Thomas Smith and Sir H. Noiris. Given at Westminster, 22nd March loGG. (Tlicsc arc instructions by Cecil aboxit the proposed restoration of Calais.. 2 leaves).. Further instructions on the same subject,, dated 3rd December. (5 lejlves.) - Against Edward, Duke of Somerset,, now falsely usurping the name of Protector;” hegins, — If any doubt whether Edward, Duke of Somerset, be worthie to be deposed of that rule ‘. . . But A1 might}" God forbid it and send the traitour according to his demerits. (2 leaves). Latin summaiy of the Answer of the Queen and Council to the proposition of the French King regarding the mar- ^ riage. 24th' August 1571. - Copy of Latin letter bj tJm King of Spnin, dated IGth December 1571. Discourse of Sir Thomas Smythc on the marriage of the Queen of England, in the form of a dialogue; hegins, — T TOs walking in my garden alone. F, W. came unto me ends, jesting one with another of their new names. (28 leaves, close vTiting.) Abstract of the above, in 4 pages. The arraignment of Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk and Earl Marshal of England; 11th January 1571. (5 leaves.) A discourse of the Warres, by Mr. W. ; hegins, — ^Thc' Pope being advertised at Rbe, 1574; ends, may give the utter overthrow to the sect of Rome. (5 leaves.) A poem beginning, — MTiilome, divided from the main land, stood A forest in the centre of a flood, Tliat was the Caledonian wood yclept. And long time there the Lyon his Court kept. (Copies in MS. of this poem are at Helmingham and Kimholton Castle; both like this, without the author’s name. I have ascertained that the author was John Hepwith, and that it was printed in 4to at London in 1G41, under the title of The Calidcnian Forest; but a contemporary note in the Helmingham copy states that it xvas transcribed in 1628.) A second hound volume contains : — Papers connected until the complaints against the Duke of Buckingham, uTitten and collected by Sir Jno. Eliot. Some papers by Sir Jno. Eliot and some by Hampden. Notes of proceedings in House of Commons, Remonstrance to the King, 2 Car. 1 . Tlie Declaration. The Remonstrance, 4 Car. 1. The Duke of Buckingham’s relation at Wliitchall touch- ing the jiassage between Spain and England in the match of Prince Charles, An explanation for the King, delivered by the Duke of Buckingham at a conference of both Houses in the Painted Chamber, 3()th March 1626, and various speeches. llie Commons’ Declaration and impeachment against the Duke of Buckingham. Proceedings in the House, 8th May 1626.' Sir Dudley Djgges’ charge against the Duke. Sir Jno. Eliot’s closing speech against the Duke (in his own hand), and another speech, A short sentence on Felton’s murder of the Duke (approving it). * A third bound volume contains : — All that has been preserved of a History of the English Pariiamenl ; — •Tt comprises a Historj" of the sittings and deliberations of the House of Commons during the first Parliament of Charles 1, at Westminster and Oxford, 1625. (276 pages and 10 of preface.) A fourth hound volume contains: — Notes ?)y Sir John Eiiot of procccf lings duijtig the first and second Paidiaments of King Charles L Many tran- scribed from the Clerk’s Journals, but many of fltiot’s notes arc unpublished. A fifth hound volume contains : — Dc jure majestatis. (121 folios, by Sir John Eliot’s own hand.) - A sixth hound volume contains : — ^ . Joumah. letters, and papers relating to Spain; nearly all copied by Sir John Eliot, but some, few things me original. ^ ^ - 1601, May. A journal of the treaty of pence with .Spam. ^ (45 leaves.)


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Sejmratclv is a treatise by Sir Jolin Eliot, pallet^ I be ^Monarclue of Man, X treaties ])hilos 9 pliicMl ana morall, wherein some questions of tlie^ |)oliiicks arc .diversely discussed by Sir John Eliot, Kt., ])rJsoncr in '' the Tower, . , . . Dcus nobis hecc otia.^’ pages.) AVith Sir John’s rough draft of a preface. In the Muniment Room is a parchment roll 40 or 50 feet long, containing an inventory of the gooJs of Sir John Eliot, taken Gth April 1633, at Cuddenbeake anil Port Eliot. It only remains for me to c.x])rcss iny obligaticJUs to the Earl of St. Germans, who most kindly made me his guest, and who made me, as soon as I entered Poii Eliot, forget that I was a stranger there. Alfred J. Hoi^'vood.

Tun Earii or Zetland’s. * . 2.QthJunc 1869. Hx llic direction of E.cr Majesty’s Oonnnis si oners and by the permission of the Earl of Zetland I cursorily inspected the contents of more than a dozen large and small drawers filled with letters, neatly folded and in- dorsed and lied in packets ; these letters avc at his Lordship’s mansion in Arlington Street. The letters range from about 1750 to 1780. and arc nearly all addrcsjsed to Laurence Dundas (iU 1762 he was created a baronet), ancestor of the Earl and a con- tractor for the army ; many relate to army contracts, stores, advances of money; a few arc in Dutch and French. The remainder arc fi'om agents, factors, and bailiffs of Sir Laurence in England and Scotland, and relate to the purchase of lands, the management of his estates, the repairs and improvements of difTcvcnt pro- perties cutting of timber, &c. The letters are several hundreds in uumbev, and of course I did not examine all. By reason of each letter being indorsed, and by reason of seeing the coutents of a letter or two taken at random from many of the bundles, I could form a satisfactory conclusion as to the nature of the collection. For the purposes of “the Com- mission they do not require further examination ; for the 'Earl and the family of Dundas they of coin's e offer many points of interest In one of the drawers there is a small packet of papers -which are quite independent of the others. These few papei^s relate to the rebellion of 1745, and may be worth noting ; they comprise (with others), — Three letters from Robert Gardiner, dated respec- tively the 27th, 31st, and 12th days of December 1745, the first directing Mr. Boll to send spies to Kilsyth, Stirling, and Glasgow, to observe the motions of the rebels; and the second thanking him for intelligence sent in consccjnencc ; and, — An order dated the 4th December 1745, from the Right Honourable Andrew Fletcher, Lord Justice Clerk, directing the houses of two persons ih Linlith- gow to be searched for arms, and the return at the foot of it, by Alexander Bell, of the seizure of some arms. All the drawers of the several cabinets wer^ opened, and them contents were most obligingly and unre- servedly’- placed at my service for inspection* It was hoped that some papers relating to Moor Park might he discovered; but although some of the llJtters are addressed to Moor Park, nothing relating to the in an - sion and its Lormer memorable occupant, Sif William - Temple, appeared,^ ALTREn J. HOll^VOOT);

Manuscrifts of Yjscoukt Midlrton* Lord Midleton has kindly brought a schedule of his papers to the Record Office to enable the Commis- sioners on Historical Manuscripts to ascertain what papers in his possession bear upon the subject men- tioned in the Commission. The papers extend, from March 1627 to 1728, and arc chronologically arranged in nine volumes. ^ ^ Many of the documents relate to the landed posses- sions of his Lordship’s ancestors. - ' ^ There are several interesting papers connected with parliamentary and other matters during the Common- wealth ; among thern are Pyin’s Roport^f the Proceed- ings and Charges against the Earl of Strafford, and. Sir' Hote Book on the trial of the Earl of Stratford. -

Several »of those papers have been priiited. The correspondence between Sir Alan. Brodrick aiid Sir Edward Ilj^do and liis family is probably of historical importance, and would throw soino lighten the political history of the time. • • ' Tho letters between various members of the Brod- rick family might be illustrative of domestic history. Many of them are printed in Ooxo’s Life of Sir Robert AYalpolo. ~ . . There arc also several papers connected with Irish affiiira, both parliamentary and private ; and many relating to the coinage of England and Ireland.

Lord AEostyn’s Collection of Hews LETn:R.s, ttc. July 28. Tho very short time which Lord Alostyn could allow these papers to remain (for tho present) at tho Record Offi/ZA yAAVeAtS, fVAVA gVjlv.'g VP/Vi’A VA’Vif of their nature and contents. ' There are 10 bundles of Hews Letters and pidvato letters (several hundreds in number), o.rrangcd accord- ing to tho years in w'hich they were vrri tten. They range over 20 years, viz., 1673 to 1692, both included. With two or three exceptions, all arc from London, and they'- are veiy interaobing. They are addressed to Tliomas Mostyn, of Glocld- aolh, in general. A few, however, are addressed to Mr. Rowland Thomas at Mr. Mostym’s. The Hews Letters arc unsigned. A newsman in Loudon had correspondents in different parts of tliis kingdom and abroad who wrote letters of news to him. He attended coflee houses and other places of public resort, and there picked up tho gossip and nows of court and cily ; from these sources and the few news- papers of tho time lie compiled a news letter, copies of which he sent to various customers in the country^ For parliamentary news he liad the (covert) a.ssistanco of the Clerks of Parliament, who furnished copies of or. extracts from the Minutes of Proceedings in the Houses of Parliament. It appears from one of the papers in the present collection that a number of coffee house keepers were had before the House of Commons, and the Clerk of tho House was forbidden -to furnish copies of the Minutes to be read at the coffee houses. A great number of copies of minutes of proceedings in both Houses are among these papers. The letters now under consideration giv^e much' court and city news, court gossip, accounts of duels, murders, fires, and accidents, proceedings in Parliament and in the Prhy Council, trials in the courts, aud in fact all the news of tho time, foreign and domestic. There are notices of Hell Gwymne, of the Popish plot, of Titus Oates standing in the pillory at Tymurn according to annual custom, of the execution in Pall Alall of tho murderers of Edward Thynne. of the previous capture of Koningsmark, of the Tangier, business, of the groat fire in the Temple (1678) when Mr. Ashniole’s collections of curiosities were consumed, but the “Divell Tavern” and the houses next Fleet Street escaped. (The fire extended from Brick Court to the Temple Church, thus it would seem that the Devil Tavern must have been between the Middle Temple gate aud the Inner Temple gate. T believe its exact site is not ascertained.) There are’ several notices of revels in the Temples ; a long account of the trial of. College (*‘the Protestant joiner ”) in a letter from Roger Mostyn to his brother Thomas ; and the writer says he had been 20 hours in the court without eating ; of the popularity of the Dnko of Monmouth in Staffordshire and Cheshire, and his arrest by the king’s order ; of his subsequent restora- tion to favour '; of King Charles’s visits to Hewmavket, and the accidents to horses and men at the I’aces there ; of the marriage of Prince George to the Lady Anne and' the king’s doings on the occasion; of the iustom of bonfires aud burning the Pope on the nnniversaiy in Hovomber of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation ; of proceed- ings in the Court of Chivalry ; of the committal of the seven bishops and their acquittal ; of tho birth of tho Prince of Wales (the son of Jame.s 2nd), and the fee .of 500 guineas to Mrs. Wilkins, the midwife ; of the infant’s ailments and recovciy; of James’s abdication and William’s advent. , i -vr It would seem that some of tbc matter of the Rows Letters was original, as on two occasions I noticed that the writer says he omitted Parliamentary matter because it was given in the ‘‘ Protestant Intelligencer.”

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l^AOiLEY House, Cheshihe, the Seat or the Bigut HonoutvAulu the Lohu he Tablet. Sir Feter Leycestcr (an ancestor of Lord do Tabley) -vvas an indefatigable collector of evidences for tlic his- tory of Cheshire and of his pnm faniil3% ^ The manu- scripts at Tabley House, the majority in his o^vn hand- AVriting, attest his industi*y. They arc all kept together in a room on the ground floor of the house. 1 . Tomus primus of the Evidences helonging to Leicester of Tabley, transcribed from the originals with the proper handwriting of Sir P. Leicester, Bart,, who is yet Imng, A.n. 1677. — ^Jlanor of Hcther Tab- ley, the Manor of ^Yethalc in Aston, the Manor of. Heldo in Aston aforesaid, and the third part of the Manor of Over Tabley cum Sudlow, belonging now to Lej'ccster of Tabley, as the same arc placed in the several boxes or drawers within the presso of evidences at Tabley. (Small folio, 190 leaves numbered, and some others blank. Many seals arc di’awn in the margins ; some copied as ea^’ly as 1645.) 2. Tomus 2, a second book of the transcript of Evi- dences, &c., showing his ancient right to two fifth parts of the Manor of Allostock, and two fifth parts of all the wastes and commons now remaining in Allostock.— -The moiety or half part of ISTether Peiver cum Little Peiver, •with the moiety of all the waste grounds and commons in Hcther Peiver and Little Poivei*. — The third part of the Manor of Over Alderley, but all his common bc- longing^to that part called Broadheath he hath latel}^ enclosed. 1662. All which lands came to Thomas Leycester of Tabley. in right of Margaret his wife, the youngest daiighter and co-heir e of Boberfc Grosveuor of Houlme, 4 Ed. 4, 1464. (A small folio volume of 142 numbered leaves. Polios 100 to 120 are occupied with extracts from deeds in the possession of Bomstall, Acton of Alderley, Stanley of Alderley, and Pillon of Over Alderley ; some of which were copied by Bandlc Holme, the Herald, in 1640.) 3. YoL 3 contains copies of Pardons, Awards, Wills and Administrations, Wardships, Liveries, Court Bolls, &c. (A small folio of 206 numbered leaves, and a few blank leaves.) 4. YoL 4 contains only a few entries by a hand of the 18th century, A folio volume, intituled ^^Antiquitates Buckloianm,*^ viz., Collections touching Bucklow Hundred in Cheshire, by me, P.L. folio 1 to 63. Out of a book called Bostockes, lent unto me by Sir Simon Dewes, 27th Dec. 1649, as folio we th, folio 57a. First part. These copyes following'! had out of the Evidences of Sir J. Warbiirton, at the hands of M. Peter Warburton, Esq., heir apparent to the said John, wi’itteii in the house of Mr. Jolm Warburton, the 2nd day of Fob. 1672. The second part is numbered to folio 312, and has an index of one leaf. It contains copies of old deeds and genealogies of old Cheshire families, with arms in colour, well di*ama. A folio volume, paper, of the IGfch century, contains, 1. A rioto for the furniture of 5 trayned sonldiers within these 15 to'wnships, after the rate of the fourth part of the xayso. A note of all ancient rent of the parish of Alderley. “ Thi*ee quatrains for health ; Dr. Dyett, Dr. Quiett, Dr. Meriman. Folio 2. Lihertates de Macclesfelde 5 -and copies of pleas, temp. Dd. 8. Folio 16. A short draft of the phrqnicle of the Earls of the County of Chester. Folio 16 5. The liberties of the Barons of the Co. of Chester. Folio 185. Of the pleas of the circuit of the forest of. Mara and Wondum, liolden at Chester before Bichard Willoughby, &o., in right of Lord Edward, Prince of Y^ales, Duke of Cornwall, and Earl of. Chester; 31Edw.[3]. . • Folio 21. Of the liberties of the Abbot of Deulacres ; copy of plea on a wut of Quo Warranto by Arthur, first son of Henr}’' 7, (Ends at folio 25 5.) • Other Quo Warranto proceedings.

Proceedings in Forest claims. . - * ‘ Boundaries, &c. • ^ (All the above are in English, ‘‘ translated by Wm; ^ Bromley see folio 63 5, where a now paging begins.) Assignamentum Hospicii doraini regis de anno regni ^ sni xxviij. (and otbor years down to 36 Hen. 8). This gives tfie subsidies and potty customs of London and other places ; the petro (saltpetre) customs, iilnagc, and fee farms ; and their respective amounts. Ends on folio 365. • , . , All the Hnights and Burgesses that were of the Par- liament for cvoiy shire and town of England, the xiij. ycaro of Queen Elizabeth, 1571. Macclesfield Grammar School. List of lands and tenements as well for prayers for souls as for support of the school. (1 page.) ’ B'Cntals of every several township and parish within the Hundred of HamptAvich (about 1590), Bentals of other places in Cheshire. Accounts of Hundreds. Breviarie of Domesday Book, Ccstre scire. (The last two are /by Sii* P. Leycester, in the 17 tb century.) ^ . A folio volume of parchment, Avi-itten by Sir Peter Leycester, ' containing Pedigrees, and copies of old deeds in his possession, and of some not in his pos- session. A cop3" of Sir Peter Lcyccstcr’a printed work on Cheshire (foL London, 1673), with his MS I additions on interleaves and on the margins. . The MS. in folio, with Sir B. L*E strange’s licence for printing. A folio Amlume, intituled *‘ABooke of the Court Bolls belonging to Peter Leycester of Tabley, Esq.,” be- ginning 1638 (ends 1724). At the other end of the volume arc Absti'acts of early .Cheshire deeds and Fines, tompp. Hen. 3 and EdAv. I, and ‘‘ Copies, of Leases expired and running.” A folio volume, paper, of the 17th century, contains a Latin astronomical treatise. (8 leaves.) A Latin ti’catiso, called 2Equatorium Carapani. (C leaves.) Modus judicandi Hativitates hominum, 1470. (17 pages.) A folio volume, intituled Catalogue of folio, quarto, and octavo pamphlets, bound. (Many hundreds of pamphlets of the 17th and 18th centuries, doAAm to 1731.) * A folio volume, paper, by Sir Peter Leycester^ con- taining — Copy of a Sermon by Bichard Johnson, some time of Brazennose, Oxford, after FelloAv ofManchester College, . and noAV Master of the Temple,' London, 1658, at St. ^ Werhurg’s Church in Chester, on Trinity Sunday, 1st June 1645; John 8. v. 36. Transcribed from the copy remaining with Sampson Shelley, of Chester, by me, Peter Leycester, Feb. 23,. 1658. • Hotes from another Sermon by Johnson in 1644. Copy of another Sermon by Johnson in 1657. A folio volume, paper, 17th century, contains — > Survey of Manors of Sii* Pctei* Leycester/ (But only 20 leaves are filled.) A folio volume, paper, 17th century, contains — Extracts from deeds and charters. Extracts from Plea Bolls of Edward 1, EdAA'ard 2, EdAVai’d 3, Bi chard 2, and Hemy 4 (21 leaves), all relating to lands in Cheshire. This vol. is endorsed *‘Mr. AVhiHeby, his copies.” A folio volume, paper, 17th century, confcams— . 3rd Oct. 1660. Sums taxed upon the gentry Avithin the toAvnships of BuckloAV Hundred by Aortue of the late Act of Pole Money, received by Sir P. Leycester (3 leaves) ; net total, 4491. Os. 5d. Extracts from a book, intituled A brief ancf perfect relation of the ansAver and replye of the Earl of Straf- ford to the Articles exhibited- against him by the House of Commons, 13th April 1641. (Article 27 only, 1 page.) Extract from Mr. Leigh of Adlington’s book. „ Copies of Council Letter, 1625, King’s Letter, I3fch Aug., 1 Car. 1, and another on county business. Calendar of all the Privy Seals AAnthin the" county and city of Chester, 1625. (5 pages.) • • Form of a Privy Seal, 1625. Form of a PriAy Seal, 34 Hemy 8. \ ' Tavo Council Letters to the Eail of Deiby, 1625, about recusants. ' - *


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continnc Kings of England until tho dissolution of tlio universal. 1003. , P. 150. The King’s Spcccli for the Union. V. 151. Obsevvutions against altering tlio name or stile of England and Scotland into tbc name of Great Britain, to bo made and delivered on the conference tlicrcto, &c. n Begins : Tho objections are of four rnattei-s. ‘ : , , t 1^ 153. The Earl of Salisbmy s speech to tho i/ower House of Parliament. P. 1G8. The courses of proceedings against the Earl of Korthumborlnnd in the Star Ohambor, 27th -duno 1606. Mr. Attorney’s charge divided into four parts. P. 173. A further declaration of the proceedings against the lOarl of Northumberland in the Star Chamber on Friday, 27th .Tunc 1600. P. 175. The censure of the Earl of Essc.x his cause being heard in York House, upon his coming out of Ireland, &c. P. 182. Collections out of the Earl of Essex his letters to my Lord of llnlland concerning his travel. Begins : Your Lordship’s purpose is to travel. P. 385. Sir Philip Sidney’s letter to Q. EliJ^abclh, concerning her marriage Avith Jilonsieur. « P. 187. The humble petition of the Earl of Tirone to the Lord Lieutenant General of Her Majesty, (See p, 175.) Begins: Imprimis, that all the inhabitants of tho land may have free liber tie of conscience. Note of the noblemen and gentlemen slain in the late troubles in Ireland. (10 lines of names.) P. 188. Letter concerning plantations in I^Innster. Grecmvich, 24th Feb. 1585. (See the Articles at p. 127.) P. 100. A discourse of Monsr. do Yair, late Lord Chancellor of France, at his delivering up tho Jjcal to the King, P. 103. A letter uTitten to tho Lord Coke by another, unknown. Begins : lAfy good Lord, Though it bo true that who considcroth the wind and rain shall never sow nor reape. . . . Bmh : but the danger that is expected is both less and half prevented. P. 190. Sir "NY. llulegli’s letter. Begins: As I have not hitherto given you any account of our proceeding and passage towards the Indies. P. 200, Another of the same. Begins : Sir, since the death of Komi she . . . Dated from St. Christopher, one of tho islands of the Antilles, 21st March 1017. P. 205. Parliamentaiy, 1610. Grievances. Demands in tho inatter' of tenures, with the ausNvers. Ist, Against Jesuits. (Ends p. 211.) P. 212. The Ecclesiastical Discipline of tho Reformed Churches in France (14 chapters, tho first ]}cirig of Ministers and Pastors). Ends: Made and delivered in the national sjmodo at VcrgaiiU in the -month of May 1601, Josias Ivlerccr being chosen to write in the e^uiod, and lately translated by G. S,, laus deo, P. 27D. Sir W. Ralegh’s apologio to tho Lords of His Majestie’s Coimccll for his action in Guiana^ 1018. Begins : Because I know not whether I shall live. P, 283. Sir TV. Ralegh his apologio. Begins : If the ill successc of this enterprise of mine . . . Ends: for by so doing of one I had robbed the King of Spain, and been a thiofe, and by the other a disturber and breaker of the public peace. P. 300. Sir TV. Ralegh, his letter to his wife. Begins : You shall receive, ray dear wife, last words- P. 302. 29th Oct. 1618. Sir TV. Ralegh led to tho scafibld in the Palace Yard by the two sheriffs of London, &c. &c. His words were to this effect : I have had these two days two fits of a fever . . . P. 305. The speeches of Sir T\^ Ralegh, beheaded in the old palace at TVestrainster on Thursday, the 29th of Oct. 1618. Begins : Tliis day whether the sun refused to be a beholder or in pittio withdrew himselfe . . . Ends : and for whom alone they believed their stories. P. 312. Ah answer to Sir Lewis Stucloy’s petition. Begins : Yiiltus est index vitce (saith the poet), tho face is the table of our life . . . Ends: unto the bottom- less pit of everlasting fire (p. 319). P. 321. Thomas Allured’s letter to the Lord Marquis of Buckingham. Begins: Though to advise may- deem presumptuous: — (against the Spanish match). Ends p. 330. * ^ P. 333. A treatise on France, addressed “ To the “ King’s most excellent Majesty. TVhen beyond any ** desert or expectation of mine it pleased your Majesty “ to honor me with the charge of your Ambassador or f* resident in France ” . 1st. Concerning the name of France. Countries for the most part receive their names. . . . Eiids (p. 450) : allowing them the coast of tho Mediterranean Sea for their share.

P.452. Tho aiTaignmcnt of tho Lord and Countess of Somersett. Begins : Sir, I thought to advertisso you that tho arraignments are now past ; upon Friday, tho 23rd of May . . * Ends: broke Uio staff’ openly in tho Court and went his way. P. 255. The names of tho Earls and Lords that were of the jury (the names), besides Lords and Ladies present at tho arraignment. Tho arraignment began at 9 of the clock in tho forenoon, and lasted almost till 31 in tho night, A folio volume, paper, 17th coutui'y, contains — Account by Sir Peter Ley cos ter of the manner ‘in which ho obtained the Chest of Yiolcs, then in his cus- tody, 1659. ^ He says that tlicy wore Sir George Rat- cliffo’s, and after the surrcndci’ of Chester to tlic use of tho Parliament were seized by Henry Brookes of Norton, Esq. : that Coll. TT^m. Darnell challenged property'' in one half, and gave it up to SirP.Lcycestcr. (ipage). Directions for the tuning the viols. Encomium musical, (li pages, j A Iroutisc on Music iiy Sir P. Loj’cestcr, inlilulcd Prolegomena historica do Musica. P.L. Chap. 1. Of the first authors and inventors of music and musical- instruments. Chap. 2, sect. 4. He describes tbc sackbufc (like a trombone), “Hoobies and Schalmcs made ofw’ood, and are such as the TT’'aitcs of our cities commonly use. ** The Shnlmc hath a little reedo put into the ^end, ** which may be taken out at pleasure, onlj" being fitted to the hole of tho instrument is soon put into the end ** thereof when it is to be played upon, which reed “ artificially ordered causeth the instrument to yield a “ loud and shrill sound.” Ho also describes the lioobie, cornet, fiute, recorder, and bagpipe. Chap.^ 4. Music in England j and he gives the names of lutanists in Queen Elizabeth’s time, and of tlio best artists iii musick in 1640 (11 names). This very interesting ti*catise is in 20 folios. Another book of Collections touching Bucklow Hun- di’cd, cited in my Notes by tho name of Liber B. In the end is a brief history of Ireland’s Conquest, with a Catalogue of tho Deputies and Lieutenants there to King Charles 2. Copies of deeds, showing the genealogy of Ley cos ter (with arms in colours). Deeds belonging to the Prioiy of Norton, in Cheshire, as I find them copied out in a large parchment rooll of a very ancient character remaining among the evidences of Dutton, A.i). 1665, {3i pages.) Sir P, Brooke’s Deeds. Other Collections for Buck- loiv Hundred, Collections touching Ireland, by me, P.L., 1st March 1659. (19 pages.)

Folio, containing a Misc Book of Cheshire, alpha- betically transcribed, a.i>. 1671- At the beginning is a Table, as follows ; — 1. A Mise Book of Cheshire, alphabcticall 3 ' beginning from 1 to 16. 2. Au alphabetical table of sundry places in Chesbiro not named in the iniso book, beginning at 17. ^ 3. Names of churches and chapels. within the -ancient Deaneries of Cheshire, beginning 35. 4. A. survey of all the churches and chapels, in Cheshire, with the townes belonging to evciy parish, 37-69.

5. A table showing the proportion of every hundred in Cheshire for ever}’’ sum whatever laid upon that county, 85-100. " . - - 6. An abstract of Domcsda\" Book, touching Cheshire, 107-135. 7. Anew freehold book of Cheshire, made 1671 (152 to the cud), containing the names of all sucli who held an}' freehold lauds of inheritance there, and ought to appear at Assizes and Sessions. •

A folio of the 17th ccntiiry contains — • . * Tho proceedings between Donald Lord Roay and lavid Ramsay, 1631, (87 pages.) P.89. Sir Ralph Hopton’s patent. P.91. A brief journall or a dinrnall of the siege gainst Latham, in the county, of Lancaster, 1643, 1^14*. iegins: The Earl of Derbio in tho rise of this ion . . . Ends : lost above 500 men, , besides 14 u Qaymed and wounded. . t ij \ + P. 105. Axiomata logum Anglim (in L^n;, taken Hit of an old book in the custody of Thos. if the Kiiirr’s attornics in the' Exchequer ol unester.

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HXSTORIOAi; ' MANUSCliirTS ‘ In ono of the boxes' of deeds is a volume containiug ' Hho .Customs and the Laws of the three Wickes in Cheshire, under the reigns of Edward the Confessor, and William the Conqueror, recorded in Domesday Book ; translated by Peter Lcyccster, 1056. Officers of the Town of !N'o^th^vicb, 1699., ' Annual Customs of Nantwich concerning Salt, and Orders of the Toivn and Borough of -Kantwicli con- cerning Salt. 35 Eliz, There arc a great number of carl 3 '’ dceds, but as Sir Peter Lcycostcr abstracted or copied them (sec p. 1 of thisPeporb) they do not require special notice. In ono of the boxes I found a pardon under the Creat Seal of Ed. 2 (Westmr., 7 Oct. *7 Ed.) to John Chaumont, for all acts against ]?etor dc Caveston. The Manuscripts have been freely used by IkL’. Ormerod for his History of Cheshire ; they arc all in a good state. Lord do Tablcy expressed his pleasure at communicating their contents to the Commissioners; and my best thanks arc offered to him for making my visit to and remembrances of Tabley House and its oiyner so pleasant. ALrKED J. Hoewood.

The SiiKEWSBury Paters, in the custody of - James Robert Hope Scott, Esq., Q.C.^ and !Me. Serjeant Bellasis, Executors of Bertram Arthur, Earl of Shrewsbury. The Shrewsbury Papers are of a very miscellaneous character, commencing in date with the reign of King Henry 2, and reaching to that of Queen Anno. They refer to localities extending from Lancashire in the north to Devonshire in the South. The larger propoi*- tion of the Charters, however, ranges in date from the reign of Edward 1 to Edward 4, both inclusive, and the places to which reference is made are for the most part situated in the counties of Worcester, Chester, Here- ford, and Stafford. A large portion of these documents derives its chief value from the light which they throw upon the early topogi'aphical History of England. Under this class cOmes by far the most numerous division of the entire series. The documents of which it consists are very valuable. As mentioned above, they fall chiefly between the reigns of Edward 1 and Edward ’4, both inclusive ; and the date of one Charter follows another so closely that in all probability the histoiy of each manor or township might be distinctly traced in all its changes without much difficulty. Interspersed with these Charters occur certain kin- dred documents, which seem to demand a separate notice. Such are the papers connected with the fami- lies of Beaumont, Troutheck, and Wells, many of them being of considerable interest. Some curious wills, marriage settlements, depositions, and other law papers also deserve attention. ' , Here also is found a contemporaneous transcript of the perambulation of the Forest of Fekenham, co. Wor- cester, 28 Edward 1, appended to which are the metes and boundaries of the Forest of Ambreslcy, 13 Hen. 3. I may also enumerate the following : — A valuable series of rentals and Court Polls of various manors belonging to the Talbot family and its branches from the time of King Henry 5 ; the Inventoiy of the plate of Dame Frances Talbot, 10 Eliz. ; the Inventoiy of the goods at Grafton, belonging to John Talbot, 12 Eliz. ; a book of Household Expences in 1565 ; and Household Books at Grafton, from 1573 to 1576. These are interesting, as making ns acquainted with the price of various com- modities three centuries ago, and giving us some in- sight into the dometic management of a- noble house- hold of the time of Queen Elizabeth. Among these also occurs a deed of release, dated 1 Feb. 12 Hen. 6 [1434], by whick Joan de Beauchamp released to Sir Humphry Stafford of Grafton, co. Wor- cester, knt., sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, all actions, &c. which she might have against him by reason of any regularity in the execution of the King’s writs against her and' her sureties for a breach of the peace by aiding a riot at Birmingham. Another document well worthy of notice is a deed of acquittance between King Hemy 7 and Richard Gar- dyncr, Alderman of London, oh the return of a salte “ of golde with a coyer stonding upon a niorone gar- “ nyshod with pcrlcs and precious stones.” ' This piece of plate had been pledged by King Pichard'to Gar- dyncr for 66Z. 13s, 4 rf.

doHMissioN':— appendix/ ' - ^ More important, however,* than the preceding sec- tion is that wffiioh now remains to be noticed. It em- braces the papers of Sir Gilbert /Talbot, K.G., Deputy Governor of Calais under Henry 7 and -Hemy 8. Sir Gilbert stood high in the confidence of both of those sovereigns, and w'as employed by them in afiairs of delicacy and trust. His position at Calais brought him into contact with the Courts of France and Bur- gundy. Two of: those papers refer dmectly to Perkyn Warbcck, respecting whose: attempt upon the crown of England it was necessary that, Henry- should furnish' the Deput}' of Calais with accurate information ; he in- forms Sir Gilbert tborcfdrc of Warbcck’s expulsion from Scotland, of bis wanderings, and of Iiis arrival in Ireland. Seven letters in all bear the signature of Henry 7, and twelve that of Henry 8. There arc also original documents of Elizabeth of York, Catherine of Aragon, and Prince Henry, afterwards Hemy 8, one of Charles 2, and one of James 2. There are also three letters in the writing of ‘‘Thomas Wolcy,” and 13 original Indentui'es respecting the receipt and expendi- tui*o of money by Sir Gilbert for Henry 8. In this division of the Collection occur the papers of an Officer at Calais called 'John de Houppclines, who at that time filled the post of French Secretary to tho English gaiTison there. Sir Gilbert preserved many of tho letters received by this Sccretaiy, and a still larger number of those sent from the Deputy Governor. Most of these are the original drafts in the band of Do • Houppclines, which is exceedingly difficult to read, and the drafts abound in interlineations, deletions, und alte- rations of all kinds. But the letters appear to be highly curious, and arc likely to reward the ti’ouble of a care- ful examination. They appear, to relate to the trans- actions between England with France on tbo one side, and the Duke of Burgundy and his allies on the other. Along with these occur a miscellaneous collection of law papers, proclamations of the Mayors .of Calais, musters of the English garrison there, and others tbo numerous to be specified here. These papers appear to be worthy of. a careful exami- nation. They should be arranged and catalogued in detail, and afterwards bound up so as to secure them from further injury. Joseph Stevenson.

Trelawxe, in Cornwall. The Seat of Sir John Salusbury' Trelawnv, Bart. Sir J. S. TrelawTiy has, here deposited, a great number of ancient deeds and rolls relating to lands in Cornwall and elsewhere, now or formerl}^ the property of the Trela\vnys and their connexions ; but there are not many of sufficient antiquity to require a detailed notice. The letters here are very numerous, and the greater portion were discovered behind the wainscot of a room which was under repair a few yeai’s ago. They had suffered much from damp. Lady ‘Trelawny herself dried' and flattened them, and placed them in packets, and arranged them, to some extent, according to dates. The first bundle is labelled “Papers temp. Sir Jonathan Trelavny (died 1G04J et 'ante.” In this are, business letters to Sir Jonathan from John Arundell, 1591; Francis Godolphin, his uncle, 1590; Henry Prj^deaux, 1602. A letter to Sir Richard Tre^dll, merchant in Rochelle, from Peter^ Blake, 1604. A letter from Sir Henrj^ Killigrew (Sir Jona- than’s father in law), 1593. Copy petition to Queen Eliza- beth of Ursula Coe, alias Clyfford, now wife of Humphrey Willie, gentn., cosin and next heir in blood of Joan Lady Knyv^ettj which Lady Joan was sister and sole heir in blood to Thomas, late Earl of Dev^on, for restoration in blood, 2 Eliz. Letters from Henry Godolphin on Duchy of Cornwall matters. Copy Order at the Rolls, 10th May, 10 Car, 1, in the suit of Elizabeth Lady Champernoun, widow, V. Henry Champernoun and others; and examined copj^ of an order of the M.R., 19th May,* 10 Car. 1, in the same ^lit. Sign manual of Queen Elizabeth (30th Dec., 5 Eliz.), direct- ing the opening of the letter enclosed to raise and receive 100/. per ann. for the Queen. Sign manual of Queen Maiy (Sept. 4, 1 Maiy), directing Jonathan Trelaumy; Esq.,, to coUect benevolences and pay them to Richd. Willenam, • Master of .the Jewel House. A paper book, emaU foho, containing a Survey of the Manors (the property of liios. Reynell, Ki., and his wife) of Jklinhcniot^ and others, 1608. ’ A paper hook in folio, containing Records of the Law Courts of Rohorough and many' other places ' m Devonshire and Cornwall, 3, 4, and o James 1.

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Doctor. ii. Jarffc box is full of letters to and by Bishop Trclawny (one of the seven imprisonc'd bishops), bishop successively of Bristol, Exeter, and Wincliester. There are several hundreds. One , i)arcel is of letters from Francis Cooke and Mr. Sanders. Two parcels are of letters from the Bishop’s steward ; one parcel of letters from various members of his farnily. One parcel of letters to him' from various Archbishops, Bishops, and other Church dignitaries, including Atter- bury and Dean Blackburn. (There arc nine letters from Atterhury, viz., six in 1703, two in 1705, and one in 1714; and I think that there are two or three others in the collection.) One parcel of letters and papers of Edwd. Trelawny’s, Commissioner of Customs, and M.P. for West Looe, and Governor of Jamaica. A parcel of sermons hy the Bishop. One parcel of letters to the Bishop while in the See of Bristol, 1G85-89. One parcel of letters before he obtained that See. Four parcels of letters while he was Bishop of Exeter, 1GB9-1707. c Two parcels of letters to him while Bishop of ^Yinchcster and to his death, 1707-1721. These letters are of a miscellaneous nature ; tlie majority in the parcels which I turned over related, as may he supposed, to the Church matters of his Sees, but many arc very interesting from their relation to the important period through which the Bishop held office. There is a short letter of six lines from Archbishop Sanerdtt, dated 12th May 1688, telling the Bishop to come to Lambeth at once privately. A letter from Francis [Ikirner], Bishop of Ely, to the Bishop announcing that the King (James 2nd) had that morning made the Bishop of Exeter Archbishop of York, and declared him (Trelawny) his successor at Exeter. He says that the King was to march on Monday, but hears it is putt off sine die upon the surprising news of the three regiments gone over to the Prince. Another letter from the Bishop of Ely, dated 11th Dec. 1G88 (much damaged). “ Your lordship has heard by . . . “ Sunday night the Queen and Prince of Wales . . . about 2 in the morning. They went' . . . oares to Lambeth and so without guards in . . , towards Gravesend, where a yacht lay for [them]. Many of quality slink away dally. Tis believed [the Ki]ng willfollow very suddenly. ^ ** HO 10 are the 7nighty fallen, [MyJLorcl these. are sad & * ** strnage revolutions for our general [and grie]vous “ imtioiiul sins, which God Almighty forgive Sc relieve us. This minute I receive au advice from the Earl of Rochester that the King is secretly withdrawn this morning. God preserve him and direct us;” It is well known that Trelauniy was translated to the See of Exetei' very shortly after King William’s accession, and it has been more than insinuated that he betrayed his former master. The Bishop of Ely’s letter above men- tioned shows that the See of Exeter was promised by James'; and the Bishop lias left among his papers the following curious memorandum, originally beginning; — ** Walking with Mr. Francis llobartes some time after ‘‘ the coronation of King William and Queen Mary, in that which is called the Melancholig Walkin St. James’s “ Park, and resenting to him the impudence and malice.” But the Bishop altered it, saying — J altered it from that ]oortion In the walk of St. James’s Park (it being only for my better memoiy) to the Having in discourse. — So that the memorandum now stands : — ‘‘Having in a discourse with Mr.' Francis Robartes, a ' “ little time after -the coronation of King William; resented • “ to him the impudence of the person, whoever he was, ' “ tjiut insinuated in the Prince of Orange’s declaration, “ as' if the Bishops had invited him to come over, &c., “ which I verily believe to be utterly false; he reply d, I “ took an occasion to discourse Will. Harbord about the * “ particular, and asked him ^Yhethe^ it was time: his ^ “ answer was, Ko, damn ’em, they were not so honest ; “ but I caus’d it to he put in, to raise a jealousie and “ hatred on both sides, that the King, believing it, might * “ never forgive them ; and they, fearing that he did believe, “ might be push’d for their oum safety to wish' and help . “ on his ruin.” Draft of a letter to the Bishop of Worcester, dated 25th Jan. I7IG, denying that the Prince of Orange was invited by the Bishops/ And another, dated 2Gtli Feb., asking

the Bishop of WorccstcrAo dra\y up a paper showing that the Bishops did not invite,- &c., &c., “tlio’ we though “ ourselves obliged to accept of^hc deliverance!” , Copy of the Warrant for the Bishops imprisonment, in Bishop Trelawny ’s handwriting. . • Letter from Jno. Fielding, the Bishop’s- Archdeacon (1G87), declining to summon the clergy (to sign addresses to the King). Draft of the Bishop’s letter ordering him to obey. The Bishop adds, , “ But two, God be thanked, “signed it.” Tlie address with the two signatures.is there. Draft of letter to the Earl of Sunderland (Lord Presi- dent), explaining why lie and his clergy would not sign the address. Draft of Icttci* to the Bishop of Rocliester, asking liis influence to protect Atterhury, apropos of intended prose- cution by reason of his book, “ The Rights of Convocation,” in answer to Wake. Copies by the Earl of Bath (1G9()) of Council letters about tumults of miners, and defence of the county against domestic and foreign enemies. • There are two letters of Sami; Pep3’’S, dated Admiralty, 1G85 and 1G8J. The first about amending the common law in respect of the cruel treatment of shipwrecked persons : a proclamation on the svibject being expected. In the packet numbered 4 of the Bishop’s papers arc, “ The names of Papists and reputed Papists in the Co. of “ Devon, 1/07/^ returned to the Bishop hy the ministers of the county, pursuant to an Order of tlie Council Chamber at Kensington, 4th April 170/. (Six sheets of brief paper.) A letter from Thomas Newey, dated Exeter, 9th March 1704, saying, “ Dr. Atterhury tells me six sheets of the • “ fii'st paper against Burnett’s Articles ai’c already printed, “ and the rest udll he furnished in about a fortnight.’’ ; A letter from Henry Greenhill, dated Plymouth, 5th Sept. 1G91, announcing a misfortune to the. fleet. A letter from Dean Blackburn, dated IGth Nov. 1700, “ I had a letter from Atterhury last ]>ost. Ho is a little “ concerned that he has nobody to advise or assist him, “ but seems resolved on the sturdy part, and to go on, “ V)im vi pellere, to reprint and set his name to it.. He “ wishes he could have a closer way of conveyance both “ to your Lordship and me. I think enclosing to Quath “ in a hand not his oAvn every wajvsecure, or else if your “ Lordship would direct to John Study.” . . . An advertisement of a new organ, by Justinian Morse, .. | of Chipping Barnet, Herts. Any person in one hour, " though ignorant of musick, can play all psalm tunes, voluntaiys, &c. Letters from J. Gilbert, Jonatlian Prideaux, and Wm. Baber (of Lincoln’s Inn). One from J. Gilbert, dated 12th April 1/03, gives an account of a disturbance about his new residence in the Close, and refers the Bishop to Atterhury for further accounts. Letter from the Eai’l of Bath, in 1G8.9, to the Deputy- Lieutenants, about seamen, watermen, and others having left their usual habitations and gone inland. Letter from John Edishury to the Bishop, dated 14tli 'March 1703.' “I was yesterday in the House,’ but not “ 3 da)’s before ; there 1 saw all the Bishops vote, together “ fourteen, but Duresme sate upon the Lords’ Bench, “ Sarum in the chair : they quarrelled with the last clause “ about Mortmain, and maintained a sad battle for two “ hours, and sad it was with a God witness, for not one “ lay lord spoke heartily for us. The Archbishop of York “ was the only lord tliat spake honestly. Somers voted “ against, hut said nothing. . . The question put, “ wee were 37, they 24.” ' n n ' A certificate, dated 1684, by Anthony, Bishop of Nor- uach, about the Mayor and Aldermen going into the Quire of the Catliedral after scr\dce. l/th Dec. 1703. Account of proceedings in the House of Lords on the Occasional Conformity Bdl.’ (By an in- dorsement supposed to be by Atterbury.) Copy of retractation by Atterbury of a passage in his hook impeaching the royal supremacy. -In a drawer are some papers relating to Edward Cour- tenay, Earl of Devon. They pc, — A receipt under seal from' Edward Courteney, Earl of Devon, for 958?. 17s. 94ld., to John Hay don, gentn., his receiver (signed E. Devon), IGth Dec., 1 Mary. A receipt, dated 23rd Feb., I & 2 P. &M., under the hand and seal of the Earl, acknowledging payment by John Marfyn, gent., of 152/. 3s. 4d. fora quarter’s rent. ^ n Five orders, by virtue of a Commission from the Earl of Devon, for payment of moneys to divers persons. Four of these liavc'tlie receipts annexed. Receipt of John Hayden, gent., by appointment of the administrators of the goods and chattels of the Earl, for the several parcels of goods, &c. (52 items of dress, &c, enumerated). '

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54 niSTORICAIi HA^raSCRIPTS ObseiTations in a voyage tLrougb Ireland, being a collection of several monuments, inscriptions, draughts of Towns, Castles, &c. . xt , 4 . (These are bound together, formmg a thick 4to. voL Tart of the latter has been printed by the Kilkenny ArchaBological Association, under the care of ATr. Shirley. Both are by Thoihas Dineley.) History from Marble, &c., by Thomas Dineley. (This has been printed in facsimile by the Camden Society, in two 4to. volumes.) The Jonmall of my travels through the Low Couh- treys, Anno Domini 1674, by Thomas Dineley. (This MS. is described at p. 38 of the preface to the first volume of the “ History from Marble,’’ printed by the Camden Society.) Sir Thomas "SYinnington informed me that the Duke of Beaufort has Dineley’s “KotitiaCambro-Britannlca.” Mr. Charles Baker, the Duke’s steward, in 1864, edited a portion of it, Hz., “An Account of the progress of his • “ Grace Henry, the 1st Duke of Beaufort, thi’Ougli'W'ales “ in 1604.” The MSS. above noticed are in a Lfbz'arj on the ground floor of the house. The Old Lihrarij Is at the top of the house under the roof ; a largo and wonderful chamber, pannelled throughout with dark oak, on which, under semicircular headings, are many three-quarter por^aits, life size, of various members of the family in the time of Elizabeth. These paint- ings are in very good preservation, and are most interesting. The MSS. in this room have not yet been aiTangcd ; they are many and very miscellancons, and some of interest may yet remain to be discovered. Eolio, paper, 18th century : — (1.) Order for putting Six Marine Eegiment? under Prince tlcorge of Denmark, 23rd March 170 (2.) Account of charges of purchasing forage to Dra- goon horses in Scotland, according to Sir E. W-’s contract, 1709. (3.) Army Accounts, 1706-10. (4.) Information relating to Chelsea Hospital taken from th .0 Minutes ; and the Eeport of the Comptroller about the Hospital. (5.) Accounts of unappropriated money paid into the Exchequer in each year since His Majesty’s accession, and to what uses the same has been issued ; presented to the Commissioners appointed to examine the Debts, Fob. 3, 17|-J ; by Mi*. Tilsone. (6.) The Account of Sir John Humlile, Bart., Pay- master of the Lottery, 1710-13. Salwcy Wimiington was one of the Commissioners for Public Accojints at the beginning of the 18th century. The Commissioners sat at Little Essex House, Essex Street, in the Strand. There are a good many volumes relating to this matter, and to Aj*my Accounts and Kavy Accounts about the same time. Folio, pap 01 ', 17th century. D inmall occui'ronces, or the heads of proceedings of both houses of Parliament from the 3rd of Hov. 1640, till the adjournment, 9th Sept. Iflll. Folio, paper, 17th century. Copy of long letter (5 leaves) to Queen Elizabeth on Low Country Afiairs. BcginBf Most Sacred Queen, Although it may seem an over-bold part in a subject .... Bnds, to whom I know they are yet entirely devoted, and whom God long preserve. Amen. Copy of long letter dated 29th Sept. 1675 (4 leaves). Begins f Since father St. Gorman has been so kind to me as to recommend mo to j'our Eeverence .... The nwriter goes on to tell “what passed between your ** reverend predecessor, father Ferrer, and myseifc,” On English State Ailairs and the Match of Mary vdt\x the Prince of Orange. Another letter by the s.arac "writer, “I scut your “ reverence a tedious long letter on the 29th of Sep- “ tember to inform you oV the progress of our afiairs “ for these two or three y cares last past.” Has a sure Itaiul to convoy them by. Sends a c}Ther. 2 page.s.'^ Letter from Paris. 13th Oct. 1675, acknowledging the receipt of the above. Sisjned. D. L. G.f A conpy of lib? Eoyal Highness his letter to La Chaise about the time Mr. Colcmnn wrote Ins long letter, 1675. (Those arc about intrigues with Fi'ancc.) Propositions for * the benofit of tbo Commonwealth. (7 leaves).

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COMMISSION : —APPENDIX, A short view of the Eeigne of King Henry 3rci.' Copy of letter to the Lord Marquesse of Buckingham ' against the marriage with Spaine. BeglnSf Though to • advise may seem presumptuous . . Signed, Tliomas Alured. ' (6 leaves.) . * , Folio, paper, 17th centui'y. Copies of Do^iositions of. Titus Oates before Sir Edmundbury Godfrey. ' Assessments for 1651 and 1653, for Doddenham Hun- dred and other places, for the Militia and Army, Folio. The Debates of the L.ords and Commons in the Conference in 1688. : . , Folio. Duplicates of Privy Seal Doequets, 1688- 1703. . ^ ^ Duplicates of Privy Seal Doequets, March 1704- 1712, Duplicates of ditto, 1691-1712. Observations on>thc Journals of the House of Com- mons (beginning of the 18th .century). Folio. Instructions for Lord Bellas 3 "se, Captain General and Commissioner in Chief of our forces in Affrica and Governor of Tangier (25th Feb., 17 Car. 2). GayJand^s letter to Ziord BellasysCf dated nt Argilla. Lord Arlington’s letter from Salisbury, Sept. 10, 1665. Sir Eichard Fanshawe’e (the Amhassadur) letter from Madi’id, Aug. 1 665, Letters from other persons to Lord Bellasyse, and his letters to the King and others. Articles of Peace between the Earl of Teviott and Guylau, ’ . _ , ‘ (5opy of King James I’s Patent for Yirgiuia, 1609.\ Quarto, paper, 18th century. A Treatise on Pardons. Begws.'Thc King is the fountain of Mercy as -well as' of Justice. Folio, paper, 17th centm*y. A brief narrative of the discoverio of the Horthern Seas, and the Coasts and Oounti’ies of those parts, as it was first begun and con- tinued by the singular industrie and charge of the Company of j\Iuscovie Merchants of London. (4^ pp.) Papers on the South Sea Bubble. Large folio. Abstract of H.M. Ee venues from all sources, 1/02-9. Folio, paper, 17th century : — (1.) The Earl of Salisbury’s Speech to Queen Eliza- beth concerning Jesuits’ Schools, Hostages, and Truce w’ith Spain, p. 1. (2.) A Dialogue between a melancholly dreaming Hermit, a mutinous brainc-sicke Soldier, and n busio tedious Sccretaric; delivered in a speech before Queen Elizabeth (by the Earl of Essex, 7th Nov. 1695), p. 11. (3.) The State of a Secretarie’s Place, and the Pcrill ; vrritten by the Earl of Salisburie, p. 23. (4.) Queen Ann Bullon’s letter to King Hem’y 8, p. 25. (5.) A letter to the Lord Cooke. (6.) Letter of Francis Phelipps to King James, p. 35.' (7.) Letter by Pope Grogorie the 15th, and the Bishop of Conchc, Inquisitor-General, to the King of Spaine, pp. 39, 40, and 42, (8.) The Pope’s letter to Prince Charles, and his answer to the same, p. 42. (9.) The Character of a King. Begins , The King is a mortal god, p. 45. (10.) A short view of the 20th of July concerning tho Spanish Match. Headed, Speeches, Eclations, and Occun'cnccs concerning the Spanish Match, anno Domini 1623, Jacobi, 21, p. 49. (11.) Mr. 'Martin, Eccordcr of London, his s])cech to King James at his first coming to tho Cro-wn, p. 57, (12.) Tho surnames, -titles, t3'mes, and creations of the nobilitie of England, p. 63. (13.) An advertisement to King James before his progress into Scotland. Begins, A cerfliin por.s'on, mi^ty Sir, p. 67. (14.) Certain passages of the Parliament at Oxford, p. 99. (15.) >Sir Eobert ColJior’s opinion delivered touching tbc alteration of "Wync, 2nd Sept. 1626, ]>. 115. • (16.) Speech of King Charles 1 to the Parliament touching war, in defense of our Uncle' tlic King of Denmark. ^ Folio, paper, 18th century*. Papers relating to tho Navy; end of 17th ccntuiy. ' ^ Account of all grants in lli.s Majesty’s Dticliy of Jian- castor since Clh of March lasL • Dtitod 27lh Jjui. 170 J. Translation of IVcatj' between the King and tlm King of Denmark and the States General, Jinie 15, 1701. Translation of Treaty between tho Lmporor and tho States General, Sept. 7, 1701,


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“ cell” respecting Church government in Scotland. ” Tho resolution of settling episcopacy nnalterable.” IVilham Haitland, of Lethington (6th April 16707. Obligation, Under hia hand and seal, to his son James, Co enfeoff ‘'Harie FIcaiing,” his spouse, for all tbo days of her life in tho lands of Barkbia, Ao., which n ho held of tho Prioress and Convent of Hadington. Mary Fleming was one of *.* tho Four Maries ” attendant on Mary, Queen of Boots. She was in tho Castle of Edinbro’ during the siege and surrender. Fred, Duke of Bchomberg. Two letters from him, dated Parts, £ad Bent. 1668 and 0th April 1671, In tho first ho mentions that ” for some days " the Court of Franco had offered him a nonsitm as a Marshal, whioh ho had “politely oxcusea.” The other introdnecs to England M. Micach, “of the family of those Micaoli “ who for religion hare left Ibil^j he is well bom and “ allied to some persons of quality in this Kingdom.” Mario do Seton (6th April 1615). Letter of thanks and gratitude, in French. Bho -was one of “The Four “ Maries” attendant on tlie Queen of Scots, and was many years .with her in England. Margaret do Kirkaldy (18th Nov. 1629). A letter of cinlity and gr.stiludc, hut mysterious. Sho was tho daughter of Urange, who was Governor of Edinhro’ Castlo, which ho and IViIliam Maitland held out long for Queen Mory. Margaret do Elrcaldy becamo Abbess of Khciin.s. . Earl of Angns (llth Sept. 169S) to the Laird Inncs, from Glcnhervic. Had been summoned to attend tbo King at Dundoo to meet bis bride. Anno of DeAmark, and requests the Laird to accompany him. in his retinue. A register book of Ely from 145!) to 1650 ; a folio, on parchment, containing about 500 pages very closely written. Many deeds from 1208, and oven earlier, relating chiefly to Norfolk, Chesiuro. Lancashire, and S-jolk. Order respecting troops for tho service of Ireland, dated 2Cth. Juno 1619, Signed by Oliver Cromwell, Original documents relating to tho aiegc of Liverpool, Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington, K.G, (dated from Goring House, 1st Juno 1672), gives an interesting occount of tho battle of Sonthirold bay. , Letters and documents (some of very early date) relating to the families of Clifford, Cecil, Devercui, Fitzwiiiiam, Fairfhi, Fenwick, Howard, Molineux, Montague, BusseU, BtanboM, Tore, Arc. I.*ttcr from Sir Clmstonner "Wbichcote (Governor of M’indsor at tbo Burial of Charles 1) to tho Earl of Lauderdnio, Pth JaJy 1660, eapphcaUng “to game his “ May gracious hand to tho paper. It wordd bo of ” great use to preservo mo from tho inalico of evil “men.” ICtb April 1661 . A very lofty letter (having got his pardon), asserting his rights at Froymoro ro- specting crown lands ho bad purchased and built on; intimating a breach “of tho&ng’s rcyal word,” and that “Bighteousness and common jastico is tbo osta- hlishmenb of tho throne ’* I * Letter from Sir Archibald Johnston, of ll'arriston, to tho Earl of Elgin, 1645. Draft of long letter (8th Jtay 1660) from Johnston in answer to a Latiii letter of advico from Alex. Mowna explaining and exensing his acts during tho rebellion and usurpation, uTging him to-writo to tho King “of * ' my heartio and thankful aeceplante of his JJ*. oblivion, " grace, and faroare ;prmntee3 to ms in your lottor,” professing great loyalty. 2nd Jnly I6G0. Long letter trom Helen Hay, his wife, to tho Earl of Lauderdale, farther urging Johnaton’s excuses. “I'hree months me waited -apim General ” pleasure “ Urging that her husband might eeo the King, or she would go to London, and repeating •his appeal in his letter on behalf of "oar J3 children.” IVith reference to his offices, but apparently without any fear as to his life. (Ho was etecuted .... 166 .) 1667--68. Three long letters respecting tho terms of proposed treaty for the union of England and Scotland, as to trade, navigation, Ac , signed “ By order of the “ Commissioners for the Kin^om of England, John “ Walker.” To the Lords Commissioners for ScoUanA Many documents and leltere relating to great hisJ torical families of Scotland and Deland. Penn’s first Charter of Liberties foundiua Pennsyl- vania, 23 th April 1682.


3!J!EMOKA>’DU3t llELATlVi: TO THE PaPEKS HELONGIEG TO T. E. P. Leitioy, Esq; ^ These papers arc very valuable for biographical and historical purposes, being a collection of about 1,700 private letters from men of high station and repute, between the years 1672 and 1089. The following list gives the names of the writers and the dates in each parcel : — Letters to Sir Richard Bulstrodc, author of the Memoirs of the reigns of Charles 1 and Charles 2. Ho w’as agent and resident for Charles 2, at the Court of Brussels, and afterwards Envoy for James 2 at the same Court. ’ Letters of Henry Savill, Envoy Exti’aordinary ' at Paris, from April 1079 to May 1082. • Sir Bovil Skelton's letters from March 1070 to 1687, Edmund Polcy's letters in 1680. Mr. Knight’s letters from London during the year 1078. [N.B. A close pair of ohopps makes a wise cox- comb.] Ml*. Edward Cavno's Idlers irom "WluldiaYi Trom 1st Sept. 1083 to March 1084% Mr. John Cary IPs letters from March 1680 to Hov. 1087. Sir Robert Southivcirs letters from Juno 1672 to Hov. 1080. Mi*. Cooke’s letters from Jnly 1674 to Jaimtiry 1085. [N.B. January 2, 1085. “The old Master of the “ Rolls, 'Sir Harhottlo Grimston, htith made “ shift to die at last of apoplexy.”] Mr. H. Thyunc’s letters from Nov. 1074 to January 1084. Mr. 0. WjTinc’s letters from July 1080 to April 1684, Godolphin’s letters in 1680-81 and 82. Bridgeman’s letters from February 1679 to 1089. [Dr. Cousins, late Bishop of Durham, did, soon ‘Ijefore his death, leave a box w'ith Sir Gilbert Gerard, bis son-in-law ; it was said there was in ife some writings importing that the king w*as married to the Duke of Monmouth^s mother.] Sir Henry Coventry’s letters from Nov. 1074 to May 1680. Earl of Sunderland’s letters from Feb. 1679 to March 1088. Sir Lionel Jenkin’s letters from March 1076 to May ^ 1684. nMr. James Yernon’s letters in 1677 and 167S. Mr. Edward Chute’s letters from July 1683 to March 1684. Miscellaneous letters from Mr. J. Ellis, Sir Francis Compton, “Whitelock Bulstrodc, from 1677 to 1688. Mr. Chudleigh’s letters from March 1676 to 1685. Mr. Roger Meredith’s letters, August 1674 to Januai*}'- 1080. Sir AYilliam Lockhart, Ambassador at Paris, thi’co letters during 1078. ^ Mr. Edmund Poley’s letters from 1680. Sir John Lytcotfc’s letters from Feb. 1688 to Nov. 1689. . . Sir Peter Wycho’s letters from Feb. lG87-"8 to Feb. 1688-9. Sir William Trumbull’s letters from Nov^ 1685 to Sept. 1686. n Mr. Fi'ancis Gwyn’s letters from July 1087 to Jan. 1687-8. Mr. Henry Sydney’s letters from Jan. 1680 to Sept. 1681. Mr. J. Constable’s letters from March 1684 to April 3685. ' - Mr. G. Etlierage’s (the Dramatist) letters from Dec. 1085 to Feh. 1085-0. Mr. IVilliam Dutton Colt’s letters from Boisledu in 1684. , [He was in the retinue of the Duke of Northum- berland.] Letters” from Mr. William Shaiv, Mr. David Egert (Secretary to Mr. Polcy]^ from 3682 to 1687. , Mr. Charles Bertie’s letters in 1681. Lord John Berkeley’s letters from April 1676 to Feb. 1677. ' The Cardinal of Norfolk’s letters (Howard) in 1688. Letter of King Charles 2, dated IVindsor, 14 th Api*il ‘ 1084. ; . . . ^ Letter of William, Prince of Orange, dated Ji la Hago, 6th April 1085. • Tivo letters of the Diiko of Monmouth. Six letters of the Duke of Berwick. Duke of Norfolk’s letters from March 1679 to Nov, 1688.

.Lord Thomas Howard’s letters in 3082. Sir William Temple, letters during 1075 and 1670. .The Duke of Lauderdale’s letters in'167C. The Duke of Manchester’s letters from Nov. 1086 to 1687; , • . ‘ ' n . Three letters of the Duke of. Ormond in 1677 and 1686. Three letters of the Earl of Ossory in 1668 and 1678. Letters from tho second Earl of Clarendon, Laurenco Hyde, Earl of Rochester, Colonel John Churchill, sub- sequently the great Duke of Marlborough, from 1677 to 167.9. Tho Earl of Arlington’s letters from Nov. 1674 to 1679. • . n Two letters of the Earl of Essex in 1676. Letters of tho Earl of Plymouth in 1686. Lord Faversham’s letters in 1678. Three letters of the Earl of Tyrconnell in 1 086-7, Two letters of Lord Mel fort in 1685. Three letters of Lord Midleton, 3680 to 1686. Two letters of Lord Craven in 1073. Lord Preston’s letters from May 1082 to August 3684. Ecllers from Lord Herbert, Ijord Maynard, Herd Lansdown, Earl of Mul grave, Marquis of Halifax, Earl of Radnor, Lord Dartmouth, Lord Conway, Bathe, Lord Grey do Ruthin, Savilo, Lord Charles Gerard, R. Montague, from 1676 to 1686. There is also a scries of news letters of Edivard Coleman, from 1675 to 1678. Ho was at that time Secretary to the Duchess of York. He was hanged for the “ Popish Plot ” on the evidence of Titus Oates. Also another scries of nows letters ivritton by. Robert Yard and James Yenion, from Whitehall, 1670 to 1689. The correspondence includes a number of letters from foreign officials. Amongst others, are several in Spanish from Don Pedro Ronquillo, Ambassador from Spain in London, 1684. .

Dunsteu Castle, SoiinusETsiimE. ' ' In the year 1650 tho celebrated William Pryniic was, us he tells us, “ by order of Mr. Bradshaw* and his com- “ panions at Whitehall,” detained a captive at Dunstcr Castle for eight months. He was ivell treated by the Lutbrell of tbat time, who was a Parliamentarian ; and the enthusiastic legal antiquary hardly perhaps felt the weariness of a prisoner when given free access to the Muniment Room. His gratitude to his custodian is shown by a dareful catalogue of the very large collec- tion of early deeds and rolls then and still preserved tborc. A 17th century copy of this catalogue I have examined, and have looked through the drawers con- taining the documents to which the catalogue refers ; but they fuimish nothing worthy of special note for this Commission, save a Charter of Henry 2, confirming to Robert Fitz Urs the grant which his brother, Reginald Fitz Urs, had made to him of lands at Willerton (in Somersetshire, between six and seven miles from Duns ter). This Reginald was one of the murderers of Bcckefc. Seer de Quency, one of the witnesses to tho charter, ivas created Earl of AYinchester by King Jolin. This charter is in fine condition, and a large portion of the Great Seal is still pendent thereto. Tho catalogue notices three Oomputi hospitii.” One of these 1 found. It consists of one short skin, and contains nothing of interest. The other two I could not find, the orderly arrangement of the documents effected hj IVynne not having been kept up. - ^ An inquiry'for old letters and other papers was libe- rally responded'to by Mr. Luttrell, who laid open several large cupboards 'and presses filled ivitb letters and papers neatly arranged in bundles and for the most part endorsed. It is to bo regretted that a close scru- tiny of these was not rewarded. Ail the letters and papers are of tho last and present century, and, savo the letters 'from Henry Shiffner, are bills, receipts, and accounts devoid of interest except to the family. There are a good many lettci's from Henry Shiffnef, M.P. for Minehead, addressed from London to H. F; Luttrell, of Dunstor Castle, and ranging from about 1762 to 1765. The greater munber relate to tho affairs of ilinehead (to^tho interests of which borough ho seems very properly to have had much regard) but a fow are interesting to tho historian of that period.^ A letter from him gives an account of the King opening Parlia- ment in 1762. One,. dated 11th December 1762, givosa notice of Pitt’s speech in the House of Commons in

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Letters from Lords of tbo Council regarding musters • ' Letters by Halpb Hopton ; cue to Edward Wynd- nam and others, including Edward Phelipps, about the weekly contribution, looking, after arms and ammu- nition, keeping up communication with Sir Francis Hawley, my Lieutenant GeneraLof the City, &c. &c. October 30, 1613. Several Council letters, and many other- letters and papers, regarding squabbles between Sir Pobert Phe- iipps and Sir John Stowell. In one note of proceedings, dated October 31, 1618, Sir Kobert Phelipps is cleared, and the evidence against him is to 'be suppressed. This is signed by T* Meaxitys (the faithful Secretary of Bacon). A Certificate, dated 13 !March 1648, signed T. Fair- fax, that Edward Phelipps, Esq., was in the City of Exeter at the SuiTender thereof, and had made his composition. Letters from' (?) Southampton and Ashley in 1661 and 1662 to the Justices of the Peace for Somersetshire - Tc^ardmg the King^s Eevenuc and the Excise. Letter dated 13 July 1666, signed by Arlington and under Sign Manual of Charles 2, addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Somersetshire. An invasion expected; diligent search to be made if ' any should land; no quarter to be given. An Account of the Proceedings of the Lords Com- missioners against the Bishop of London in 1686 in the Council ChamfiGr at WliitehalL Conversation betiveen the Lord Ohancollor and the Bishop.' (6^ leaves.) Early copies of three of Bacon’s Essays, viz., those on Hevenge, Adversitio, and Innovations. The Bishop of Exeter’s (Joseph Hall) apology upon a Beport that wont of him to be a favourer of Puritaus, 'wi'ittcn to a friend of his living at the King’s Court. Several foreign Kews Letters and Copies of De- spakhes from abroad and Letters of Advice, 1622, 1633, * 1630, and several other years. Copy of Letter from Frederick (tbo Palatine) to James 1 (1623) ; “ has signed the ti'caty presented by oir Henry Cx>.lctok” 'lation of my of Warwicko’s passage Lari of Sunderland’s Rpauish Avi Feb. 10\glo in bis own shipp 1688. o ' Sir Lionel Jenkin’s letters from March 16?er of Heidelberg. ""ew England, and .Mr. James Vernon’s letters in 1677 and 1678. "ght to a ro^'al Mr. Edward Chute’s letters from July 1683 to Mai Misccllaucous letters from Mi*. J. Ellis, Sir Fjunnii Compton, Whitelock Bnlstrodo, All!' curious Letter, dated 1G87, giving tm account of tlic taking and confession of France, one of the murder ens of Sir E, Godfrey. i * A Letter from ChristotJhcr Greenwood (father Green- wood) dated 1617, on religions subjects. There arc many other letters and papers of the 17th ccntTiry of much interest. And thoro are numerous letters from Sir Eohort Phelipps to his sous Robert and Edward, of about tbo middle of the 17th century; ho addressps them as Robin ” and Hcd.” An examination of these would probably educe facts of more than fainih" interest. The above notes on tho Montaente Collection made

Don and Abbot, who. had access to the ^ original docu- ments before 1612, used them in the' works which they compiled at .the Ring’s request.: , ^ • The papers now discovere'd consist of: — ' ' 1. An original Council Letter, dated 19fch Hoy. 1605, signed by the Archbishop of G ant erbur}'. Lord' Chan- cellor Ellesmere, and eight others, stating tliat since the apprehension of the principal -traitors many other persons had been likewise apprehended and' found chargeable with suspicion of the - Conspiracy,* and en- closing a list oL the persons who w'erc to be examined, and directions for the examination. This letter is ad- dressed to Sir Julius Cmsar, 'Sii* Roger Wilbrahara, Sir Edward Phillipps, and others. ; 2. The list of tho prisoners lately committed to sundry prisons about London upon suspicion, &c. / - 3. General interrogatories to be ministered to those that shall be examined. . - 4. original Coimcil Letter, dated 25th Hov. 1605, directing the Commissioners to search for and exa- mine such other persons -as tho examinations of tho other prisoners may implicate. This letter is addressed to the same persons as the other letter addz'esses. 5. Twenty-seven original depositions of the prisoners referred to by the first Council Letter, nearly all have tho mark or sign of the prisoners ; and* each is signed by several of the Commissioners, of *\vhom Sir Francis Bacon was one. 6. An original Council Letter, dated 30th Jan. 1612, addressed to Sir Edwaj’d Phillips and others, mention- ing that a- Bill had been preferred in tho Star Chamber of tbo Attorney General against Sir John Yorko and others, and that tho Archbishop (Abbot) had informed the Board that divers examinations, taken soon after the discovery of the Plot, had lately come to his hands, of too high a nature to be dealt with in tho Star Chamber, and directing tho persons addressed to consider the examinations, and report on them. 7. Contcmporaiy copy of tho Earl of Hziutingdon’s letter of Sir Thos. Cave, giving a copy of Lord Har- rington’s letter to tho Earl on the occasion ' of the Plot. 8. Brief of 11 sheets of tho pith of tho oxaminations of witnesses on the Powder Plot, witli notes of contra- dictions or confirmations. (The object was to implicate Sir John Yorkc.) ' 9. A foolscap shoot containing "GV^Aivors oxaminations oC^yituq^SQs iulAftiwdcr Plot affair. ^lolYUTsuggcst that the permission of the owner of Ihosc papers should ho asked to copy them ; so that tho copies may be added to the Powder Plot Collection in tho Record Office. In tho Appendix below are copies of one of the depo- sitions above mentioned, and of an interesting diary by Sir Robert Pbelips, who went to Spain on the biiHincHs of tho Spanish Match. The latter is somewhat damaged by damp. Altrid J. Hoiiwood.


Cory or oxe op the DErosirroxs Kmn : ziEpranEn to.

on a cursory examination will, I hope, justify tho ex- pression of my ophiion that it well deserves a closer and longer itivostigation. T will only now add that tho Commissioner’s onvo 3 ’’ was receive?! and eutcrtninoci at Montaente House in a way of which he is most gratefully sensible, AuTvEO j. Horwood.

MoxtACCTt House, SoMxusr.TsuiriE. — SuiTLinrixT to Report. , On britming to London the Manuscripts, which have he«'*n vnrrn«icd to me for the purposes of. tho Gommis- idutn I found a large packet of papoi*K which did not appear when 1 visited Montaente for the first time. Amongst othrr.s a bundle labelled with tbo unpronii-iug words, Lua’ Piip.rs. On opening tho hnitdle r n^vrnvdrd by the di;*covcr3* of oiiginal Council 1, otters ruvl Deposition?! of Witnesses atal other relating to tbo Crunpowd^r Plot. TliccO mw*i h :\ v % l>ef nat Montaente ever since the year lOig, 1 think that th-er ntnnot have been u-ed in oay pru.hd e.ccoanr of the [‘lot ; tndc-''^, indeed,

6 December 1605. — llicxaminacion of Michuell Gawd^', of St. !^^artin^s iu tlic ficlde, Coblcr, aged 60 3 'crcs, or thoreaboutt. Snyctli that tho Sonda>' bcfor(! Allmllowday ho rcporlod that Iio had hard that there .should bo a blowo^ given this Parliament avhich should Ijrccd contraversie, but where, wlion, or of whome )ic hard the same ho cannot toll. Sayeth he is noe Recusant, nor ever was, but lyvetb 1 ) 3 ' almes of well-disposed persons, as by bin cobling. Sayeth that he made the r-aido reporte unto a butcher and iuH wyf^c in Korton Falgnte, neere Shordlch, occa- sioned by theiro dornauud when the Parliament sliouldc begin ; and sayeth that he hard those wonis ©poken not long before that. tymo. • ^ - (Gav/dy’s mark.) Jul, Cfr;.«5ar. Roger Wilbralmm. Jo. Croke, Fr. Bacon. Walter Cope. George Jlorc. John Dofkiriclge. Endorsed, 6" December 1605. Tliexaniinaciou of Miclmell Ga*»rfly, a Cobbl??r.


Con OP «£ jyuM OP Bre Roum Pmttip# Kiuin ' , j'? SrMS. , 1 Tto Kings Mnjeatf of England haying retired to treat wiUi Uio Kjng of Spayn, tonebmg a moryadco Ijctvocne iu hjghaoss the pnnee of Waies nud IJjo Infanta Donna ilarw, eecond danghter of Uio King, Aid for Many good pesweta mako choycis of S' John Dighy, his viccchambcrlain, to imployo ja tliii ncgosmaioni nppoQ \Thom I Imd the honour to attend j and for that itt nas iny first joumy in this hind, and the business itt self of so cxti Bordinnrye cipecUtion, I hayo.held ytt hot nnnecessnryo for my better remcmbrannco, to sett downo brecfly some few perticular observacions which I lavTo made in the progress of this imployetnent, and for the morn order aaii perspecuityo shall devydo them inW three eon«idcn»ctows ; Ibe I'mt a riew of our enter* taynment and reception here ; the second a search . . BiJche reasons oa may senre to haye ifidu . , , . . king ... to tho inclination of this match . ^ . * advantages and prejudices . and lastly tho state of eaecesao in which probably I conccave tho busyness at this present to stand. Ills lordship arryred at B*' Andcr tho 30'* of Angust, and the'xT of September sett forward towards Burgos, haring ten dayes beforo dispatched nnto the Court of Spayn his Stxtet’irye, 31' Simon Digbye, witli sigtiifi* cation of his Arrj-rall. and«rdeT to procure his audience to be at Lcrma in case ho found the kings pnrpos of coraming tbether (as was noysed) dyd honlj. Up|wn tho xriij we came to Borgos, where wo found retournoil from Court il' Digbie, with letters ndvertumg my lord limt his Jlfaje'sty within, few dais would bo at lima, and that bo bad nrpoynted to rcceare him there, though this appeared to have bin obtayned with aomo diticulty. Fower dayes after came unto ns M* Cotington, iiowc his Ifajesti'S Agent in this Court for tho better crpcditing his lordships tho wensJay following king was then come nnderstoodc Audience some day tho weeko following, for the ascer- taining of which and nppon some other occaaioiu the secretary of M' Cottlcgton was the nort day dispatched back to tbc Court, by wbomo on Souday we understood tliat his lordships reception should ho on thursday fol- lowing, and that coChes should Iw sent on Monday to frrfog s-v to a myJu from ierrsa, »bera a bouse and all other necessaryes for my lords cnterinyn- Rient sliouhl expect him by tewsday three n clock; on Jfoiidavcnme the coches and a letter from the Secretary of tho iluko conBrmibg tho former directions. Uppon tewsday morning his lordship sett out tow ards Vein, where wo arryved in tho atlcrnoonc, and iiwtcad of finding reiuly meancs to accomodate us a.s we expected, wee could not Icamo that tho least order to that purpose had lookt that way f at this wee mervaled, and its lord- , ship having bo just reason did much resseut so apparaut B neglect, and fearjoU) is himniog SI' Crif . . presently went to I/Crma to demauna a reason [forj this Usadge, and to ocejuaynt him with my .... thereof s from the Dukes sccrctaryc ho received answere that order had bin given, and that ho held not the fault i with this entisractiou and an ofliecr of that court be retoumed . my, lord had Seemed to declare his resolution of re- tonrahig hack towa^s Burgos, and nocordingly had putt himscU ogayn in his coach; when tho corygidor came, who indeavoureil to excuse this ISult, and ti> layo itt nppon some mfenor officers; but my lord, not willing to take suche payment for enrrant, assured him. that he WM so eensiblo of this affront, that he had rather rc- tonm many tymes back as farr as England then to odvaunco one ttepp nearer towards Lermo ; nntiLI socho tyme as right might bo douc, by indie ting puniahraent ^on such through whose defeat this neglect was oeca- 'aioned; and so wDlcd him to assure the Duke. After tho depurttiro of this fellow, night growing upponns,"' search was made to accomodate my lord j and wi^ some difficult! a house was found, and as the span- yards say, itt w as Casa sin estoca, not havnig m itt so much as a stick ; my lord viewing this well furnished place, waasuddajTily, saluted by a most . . Algnasil, who assured his lordship all things were provyded, and ehonM presently bo in redynes; bat my lords thanks to him was reiterating his seiico of this entertainment, that ho lookdt not to be vieited by such a condicion (?) as his was, but rather ho expected the comming of some noble man from the" court to exenso this nsodgo; and therefore, for hU port, willed him presently to depart


his house, or els he would doe him tho eonrtesyo to echarlo fuerd do !a Tcutana ; and so was Jespedidea the Algunxil. ' Some bower aflcr M' Cotington took his bor.<>o, and went to tho Court : spake with, tlio Duke, who having by this time wel considered tho injniy’e done, blamed hiv Becretary very much, and was contented to lett the fault rest betn ecnc some three or fower of them, and withall tould the agent that ho was eoryo the Embas- sador ahoald so nso ibe king of Spayna servaunts as to threaten to throw them out of wintfow { they were not to bo handled in such sort, and that his lordship was too coterick and high of disposition, otherwyso his wisdom would [hove] passed over such slypM as these with more paticnco and moderasion, Dis Exccllcnof preesed this so forro as seemed to over reeompence the hyory done in the remedy that was token nppon tho Alguozih On IVensday morning from Lonaa in charity they sent uv some provision, which refreshed ns well, and inhabled us to uidure that dayo patiently, expecting tJie commiug of some rjualifyed person w ho by a com- rlyment might havo made us lease Bcnsiblo of our lonuer nsadgo ; hat in vayn wee attended ; itt seemed they thought ua worthy of no better then tiiat wen had rcccavcd. In the evening came a letter from his Excellens, written with his own hand (« rare favour as was rayed), by which my lord was advertireil that tho nuxto laorn- ing the King would give him audyencc.’ According to the appoyntroent, about cloven a clock they came for us, the Conde of Balarar witli some fower or fivo of fiualityo; by them wee were. brought to court ; received there in a coinlyo fashion, wco found the king in a long roomo ottended by aomo Grandes and other tituhulos; when my lonl bad per- formed his part, wee Lis followers were by him pre- sented to his Majesty; this finished, wo went lOo tho pnuco Don Fhclipo Lia ijoarler, who received my lord very hansoniclyc, to whom in lyko manner wco wore present ciL After this weo were conducted by the Condo of Sa- lorar to o place where wco should dyne, and in whicli wee wero to be spectators of tho sports of that dayc. Owr dinner was no feast, nor our bands long inough for those gentlemen which attended at that tyrao on my lord ; nor had wee varnetyo of componye , the old Conda was our only conversation - welcommcd in thys stole weo remayned tyll the sports were over, which byai»*e ireu haj uo oibcr 'mt^rcst (thaa as] beboMers and that by chance to, I doe forbeare to insist nppon iheyr pcrticnlar doBcription. As they concluded, or not much before, my lord was visited by Dou Pedro do Quimjo, who bad bin formerly Embassador m EngKad , and awhyto after the Dnke of Lerma did my lord the honour to seo him; bis carryadge was full of gravityo and eonrtesyo , having remayned Hero hanlf an bower with ua ho took hta leave of my lord, and itt was not long before he sent my lord word that ho might visitt the frcuche Lodyo and the Infanta; thercuppon weo were jigayne conducted into the houso through that place in which tho sports had, bin acted; wco found the ladyes botho togithcr, attended with many personages of great ploco and gravityc, and for our greater honour the Duke was there present, which wee had not oljHcryed him to be eyther with the kmg or prince. Ui3 Mfajesty] having passed ouer this cerc- monye, wco were, as before ttccompftnycd, brought fo ear carosses , but wco found that no Spanyard had tho will to bnng us from whence thcyt fetched us, nor yet the eonrtesyo of letting us have on many coches as were nceessaryo for our troope ; so that for theyro excereixo and better experience, divers of them dyd mca-suro how many paces itb wos betweeno Lerma and our lodging ; a close of an entertaynmeut which I have not observed to bo praxtiscd in our Court towards tho ministers of the mcaflcst States or princes, Tho next dayc ray lord resolved to rctourn to Burgos; beforo wee depur twi the rjorentyn Embassador camo to visitt his lordship, and one from the Conde of Sal- dafila, tho Dukes yonger son, to thank him for the honour he dyd him in beholding tho sports , . should SCO wo were his part of that entertaynment provyded for the king; and if I mistake not, the Condo of lomos. a son in law of the same dukes (who had at that tyme sett forth a Comedye m which there was presented an English prince eomming awoing to a Spanish princes, which in spighfc of all competition he obtayneil), did lykewyso send his lordship a compliment that ho should be glad to havo him and hh company present, when itt was presented before the King. , i




These woi‘0 all the visitants that I remember v*o had oyther at Manzo 'or Wuring our nboado in Burgos, whether that night woo rotourned. The tewsday foUo^Yiug I craved leave of iny lord to imsso to Madnll by the wjiy of-Yallodolid : thoBarno do- siro possessed sotno others of lus lordship’s attcndaunts, as namely the worthy and religious gentleman iny I^fastor K** Tho. Gavyo, of the princes Bcdolmiubor, and Ken'elm T)i‘d)yc, a kinsman of my lords : so that wee, accompany cd by AB Hoptou and my brother, left the company at 'Burgos, from whence shortly after my lord ami his troop departed, having now for theyr better commodityc oblayned some court odioerH who wore to attend thmu in theyr journey to Atadrill, When I urryved at Afadrill, I found there At*" Stone, a gentleman of my loi'ds, who Imd ))in sent from him on purpose to provydo my lords honso in rcdyncss to rccoavo him at his comming^ but ns I conccavcd, not- withstanding all the diligonco nwhich he used, itt “waH long hoforo "ho could [procure] u hows to bo appointed, uiufl am sure itt w'ns after my comming before ho had directions for furniture wberwith to furnish tho house; and yet ihys was all the chard go or tronhlc unto whicfi my lord dyd dclcrinyn to putt tho King or liis servaunts. By reason of this slackness, my lord, wlicn ho came to a villadgo Caramrichell, 3 m^des from Afadrill, did fynd that as yet there was no commodity 10 rccoavo him ])rcparcd; and thereforo (although in his discretion ho^protcnclod matter of spirit) yeti con- ccaved thys was tho cause which kept him 8 or Ion dayes in that little villadgo.

HELMiNGnA^ii Hall : Tiin Scat, in SuproLK, of John ToLLEMAcnn, Esq., At.P. In the Library there, nwhich tho owner laid open unreservedly for the purposes^ of the Commission, arc many valuable and interesting* Alanuscripts. First must be noted the splendid Anglo-Saxon volume, King Alfred’s translation of Orosius. One quire of eight leaves is absent, but the missing portion has been supplied on six leaves from the rather later Cottonian AIS. Tho volume is in fine clean condition. An original fly -leaf at the beginning has on it drawings of the symbols of the four Evangelists, and Ruiiio letters, with their meanings, n, b, c, d, c, f, g, i, h, 1, in, n, o, q, r, s. ' Tro visa’s translation into English of Bartholomew do Grlanville’aw'ork,-“Deproprietntibus rerum a superb AtS. in folio, ^vith illuminated Jettors and marginal ornaments; parchment, 14th ccniury. It commences with 24 lines of verse, not in the printed edition ; — 1 . [A] Croys was mad all of reed ' 2. In pc begynhyge of my booke . . , 23. And this game roulc and Icdo 24. And bryngo to a good end. * A Brute Chronicle in English- (folio, paper, end of 5th ecntuiy). It extends to 10 Henry 6. iVnother Brute Chronicle in English (folio, parch- ment, 'end of 14th century). It extends to the death and burial of Edward 3. Eight leaves between 223 and 232 are wanting. . . Higdeu’s 'Polychronicon in Latin (folio, parchment, 15tli century). The last date is 1333. Hardyng’s Chronicle, in verse (folio, parchment, 15th century). The first leaf is defaced. The work ends with Edward 4. It seems to contain more than the edition by Sir Henry Ellis. At the end is “ A lamcnt- “ able complaymt of ' our Savio'ur and Kyng otemallto sinful I man, his brother naturall,” having 27 stanzas of se^ven lines each, so plaintive and musical that I cannot refrain from giving tho commencement. “ Brother, abyde ! 1 the' desire ahd'pray^ n ** Abyde, Abyde, and hero thy brother speke;. ^ “ Beholdo my body in this blody way ^ ' n ' ' ** Bruys ed and betAm Avith whippes that wold not n breke.’^ ‘There is a copy of Clement of Lanthony’s ** Harmony of the Gospels ” (4fco, parchment, end of 14th cen- tury), translated into English by Wiclif or a Wiclifite. This copy is, how’ever, not perfect; it begins in th 3rd part.' (iSfee MS. Keg. 17, 0.' xxxiii.) . .An eaidy English ti’eatise, beginning 0£ Maiimetrie* “ For as much as by sleth of the devil ”... ends at fo. 11, ‘‘for- the wicked living of false cristen men;” then follows, **Tho sermon following was said at,Paules “ in London the Jeer of our Lord 1389;” It is an

English; sermon on tho text, ^*Ilcddo racionem vilU- “ cacionis tuc,*' and begins, dcoro freondis, .^c “ ehalcn undorstonde y^ Urist I’hu auctour and doctonr “ ofirupc.” . . . The end itf wanting. (12mo., parch- incnt, c. IdOO.) . ‘ In uu 8vo voU (parchment, c. Id 00), containing the ** Scrtnoncs moralissimo magistri Johannis Quintini,” is the old EngliBh Sermon just mentioned in a complete state. At tho end, in a later hand, is a Latin note assigning the treatise to Nicholaua do Aquo villa, [IVutorfcon ?] A thick folio of parclimeni, beautifully written in the 14 th century, containing a Calendar, , Gospels, and Epistles, **an(l pistils and lessons of tho old htwc,” A fine vol. of old English ; lottcr.s illuminated. Latin treatises on the Decalogue, in which there arc many jiassagcs of prose and two short poems in old English. Two vols., paper, 15th century. An octavo vol. of parchment, of beautiful execution, c. 1400, containing — 1. Hampolo’s “ Pricko of Con- ” science,” translated into English imrsc. 2, “ Tho Laj)idary, or Book of Stones,” (translated from the French) ; at the end, “ Explicit Jjapidaryc, and in tyme “ bo moryo, quod JIullc.” In this volume was once a third work, wliich lias been cut out. Tho entry' on the board of its title (“ A roinauco of the bogiiming of “ tho world ”) has been 7wt quite erased. Lydgate’s version of Guitfo do Colnmna’s “Destruc- “ lion of Troy.” “ Sir Gcnnoridcs a long romance in Engli.sh verso: — ^ Both tbeso are in one volume (large folio, parchment, loth century) ; the latter work exists only in this MS. It has been prlnlod by tbo Koxburgbe Club. There is a copy' of the 15th century on parchment of “ The Booke of Morall Scyinges of Phlysophrcs, trans- “ latcd out of ffrenshe into Englysshc,” tho same pro- bably as that ])rLuted by Caxton as “ The Dictes and “ Sayinges of Philosophers.” There are several volumes containing materials for tho History' of England in tho ICth and 17th centuries. A quarto volume contains “ The order of the arraign- “ ment of Sir Hichqlas Throgmorton, Kt., in Gildhall, “ London, the 17th of April 1554,” in 38 leaves. A letter sent by Sii* Kicholas Throgmorton to the Queen, from Parrys, declaring liis innocence of his first arraignment. An English letter, not addressed, dated 28th Dec. 1575, and signed Francoys D’Alcn^on, concerning an attempt to kill w'ith poisoned wine. A treatise, in 12 leaves, by’ John Bradforthc, addressed to the Earls of Arundel, Shrewsbury, Derby, Pembroke, &c., on the religious state of the country’. A long letter by John Montgomery addressed to the Earl of Leicester, sending him a treatise concerning tho maintenance of our navy. a.d. 1571. The same volutno contains copies of several orations, temp. Queen Elizabeth, Edward 6, and Henry 8, by members of one of the Universities ; one of them is by Koger Marbeck. Another 4to volume contains “A relation of tho “ occurrences happening in tho beginning and after “ our landing in the Isle do Kee.’! \ , A relation of the occurrences that passed between the Lords of tho Privy' Council and Sir John OorryTon, Kt., concerning the alfair of the loan (Cornwall). A true description of tho late deceased Prince of Bo- hemia taken in tho year 1629. (Six folios.) The State of Kocfaell at the King’s entrance there- iinto, 1628. \A ])aper volume in folio, 17th century writing, con- tains — A translation into English, by - Christopher Tooke, Gent., of Antonio de Herrera’s description of the ^Yest Indies. . * § (A long account of the practices of and proceedings against a Portuguese gentleman called Stephen de Fer- rara de Gama, a follower of King Don Antonio.” The Queen (Elizabeth) ordered the Earl of Essex to appre- hend him. Feirara was at London at tho house of Dr. Lopez, physician to Her Majesty’s household; he was ‘ taken to AVindsor, and delivered to Don Antonid as being- his servant. Ferrara seems to have been a spy of King of Spain. (A marginal note says “Dr. Lopez “ advertisoth from the Court beyond the Sea.”) Then follow, “ Matters of Estate advertised under terms of “ Mcrohandize,^^ 3i pages; and a -Letter of , Manuel Lewis to Ferrara containing a confession. This matter occupies 34 leaves. > Dated 1592-3. . . . ^ Lists of Officers of State’ and Bevenues of Courts . and Fees (tempi' Elizabeth). ^ ^ , List of Fugitives over Sea, rotunied into the Lxche- quer, 19th Januaiy 1573, , ... ,

jimomcAL Mvvt’?rr.)pTit coMmi*''»ionj— apx‘i:ndi 5 c.


A vilamp (n f>’U<> {wTHifu’ q ( tbo Irtsh atw! J'jfi rfciarM'»)rt'«wln» anafrowtiiaf lUaj'^urn^y of Afttltony j^iAoxixn, frt *11 in IVrtia. * l> ISol. A r'n}ry'ii act ^'n-tiWYtos of nc*rTt<-r, (Itv 1 pH« > ItrUtion of Sir Amf»orii« ifcTnofr* of a TarXiih Yfljrape, rntlrctM lii tVrutaolinojilo tn II»7S. fl*)! travel* t* A rYt*U'>r» of tt>a C*!y of ncirtto** ana Suio of Toi- faisr. a r, A'rvlalim ina.Jr (o ttio Cattictio KIor** (’imortl of S‘u»<* t>y H>e H.ilo ofAlia. rortaeatJ. *na *M»tn rf a Srofrianr » J Uc« at«l tl*n prrll'f, «riU*n ty U «« tisrl Tl/** IjiI of j>rojpci a^uloat U«<* Jvfuili f'rJrfviV, «rtl trasTJC with rfrlivcroj (a a »J«->vht 31">w. t>o{/>r, I'nnrJjwt Srrresanr l<* ll-o Kins’ of IVaoro* in t-*** of thf iitjrvtiif, »oi> Srr In oa^e? t.r<*r.j»«i}v»l aea’n.*! tV.r la M I**}**^ »filun*»>, f (k riiit-ffirf ihr J/jJirrJilnry), arc S}w*^l <• t-f Kin;r I lo it r IKojvr of Cotn- iT>
» aO'l sf jhr lo iJjo Ktt>;r< nn-r CioWtioM of Vtf J< Jin SjevrU in I'arKa- fnrftj. -Jvilrn Ir H, t\%. T, }J . »r j rtlxr*/* *• U V ait Ilf*'** aa ill* vM-Oal*' C'oVnr*JJ tf iKo KIor ** in ly Jl * J>nO Kfrr.-r, Mr K'Oiw. Sjr T. Hir Hol-tn Sir liiVyimlJi Jlmlyrte, Hir Coir, fir |i, Uifij,'**, anil tiSl.tr* Attl r'Ys-a of f fx-tv I f» of xtvrral nirfr inroi* tliV» l•rtrT llaymi-n, aM l)tw- a.ll **il tl.n J'lrailit'Rt tKrroftn. A jxirwr rnlni-r in 41o fanlir? af t' a ITiJi 00011 . 15 ) ct«.Ui“ji Vet je^n,*i In Xfwr* fwnr Wj.t-n A timiltr VT.)a*»«> »/-UTi.i Sir TtmTat* Omlronr'a OWrrval.ootiinlkttUsa tfl’.n IT )iriTifcr<-» ofTrarior. ao'l f r»l a|'»io iliW rflln yrottrrr* nsiiSnL A p»frr rtlawr Ut 4*.ii (writing tf lJ>« ITUi rrMury) ri>r.:».Ii» rtlTir* of I'liry C
A mnatv* of U.r ITiti lyrluty I* » '* f* irfrTrtirp te. *• iwira Fif“W tJtA'lciouir, I u I'lal'a* tadijr •" fe frft!».i!.r rntf C-e.frvtiT, aoJ laSl.rr IU!l**Ui, •' Ur Jfr.«.l,al. }.Un U.r..M in Nov. S>-h " fivf.” At I*. I it Ajt fijH’nfn# #>' [f f-.r IVa’wr lllioit! Id* Wiv*. la lArjit, rrrtwryi U "Ctij-tilial* rt )*»t. •* tt t* Ni-rJ '*'•*’ IJ'T.l, in liaJin krtamrirtr, rioiliralr-J tt N Sancti Kiiranil noBl* ri (Vmfwori*."

A 4u>Tii1an.t> (l&th f« t»trj)of IVciich IVetry it worlK Ifrie (a) at Kiinholtpin Cattle ar.{.-in wor.1 ytlrpl, *• Awl If hjj time O.OTO lh« lijon hit rwiri Irjit '* V Al thsrnil *if IhJt ropy it a notr. «.n,< in the hain) of the truitcnlm* of ih* ruow, ••\Yni*l ofTriniiy Ilall •* frtil (tic) on, JO".*,” Hie firrt wonl it oimeurr. i l.avt'. hoirevcr, O’rrrtalnrfl that thft oatliof wa.t John Ilf jfwilh } on'l the jmoin tffw printnl at JxnwJon, 4to, lAtt. Tio tharaeVert in the Poem {ahieU teem of ptitiiieal iinjifiTt) are dntjjtiiinl at onlrnalt, ' T1.e Drama la rrwrwnto*! It a Play of iJio ITih ecu. t'lry, written hy John PaUin, Choredlor of the Church of loRcoln, After llm Kj'iloftno I* a 1‘ocm ad
l.’tiRiiifi Uw ha-t not Iteen imclecioil. Tiro reer early JIHH. rohlom the filalutea to the ei«l of iWwiinl 1, A faha of the I5e
MiYtucsiM* *T UisrfX llav B, PrtrroBp. Mr rram-li Mhitprnrp, of llartiio Manor, bear Ptaf TihliaTinifp-miltcil itie b) ibr^llho ManUfirripU in V.i> enilAjy. I there Kniml the fi.lVntini; document*. A lleUtion cf the Jtrortiey ef twelre Kn|tll*h htU' 'n AenU fnun S't, Ottivr to ftctillc," TJjC lairratiTC of U * admituro of there rtmlrnU fill* FT paR**, anti i* ricmiinRiy cnrloua. It eitriul* from T AuRUft to ll Not. ICi!. They are app-vrenily conr.rctetl with ihn Jeiuit CoJIepp* rf fit. Omt r. The anilior nowhere rornticm* h>» own tutfsej t>ttt hi* com* Mrntt* were. W lUinm Appfiihy. titfirxo Champion, 'lliOsivM CcioTer*, Ptt*T htlwaril*. William PatVCiv, Tl.orna* KeniinRton, IVfcr MiJJcIcea, Jtolifrt Neale, Ji hn Uol inioM, Jfiim WikxU*. ami Jame* Wailrworth. lYInJe at ir* tiny were laica rnronerv, fimt by a lliitcli »hip, and afterward* hy an AlRicrire pirate, whieli rarried them l»i AJfc*ier», where they were expoted (a moth lierterulimi, havinR hem aolil a* *1avci. IVati* worth, nne of their i5unjl.er, puhlt*hr*l a anarlo vniumoat leintlon in ICJ'J,* wbicti ttruhracii to giTe an acconnt rf thcie traiuaclionsi hut hi* narratire diffm in many important (tarlirutan from tlio present My. ••The PoemM of sir Alton Coltaine,’* A MS. in 8vo, WioR the criRinal anloRrapli, ahoiirdmi* with eorret- tlon*. etimdnij; aometlmca to whole liner. • Prefitctl are letter* to thoAiithor’a uncle, Bir John Btanhope, hwly Mary Stanhope, n* filr Alhbond,** Mr. llerltert Alton, and 3tr. John littlfock, of the Inner Tcwplct Kelt fottow if tier* li^ml hy Andrewf Corl>et, ad* dr«»«e
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3Ir* TVliit^ccivo autborises me to state tbat lie "will permit further access to be bad to these, Manuscripts frx‘ the objects of the Historical MSS. Commission. Jos. Stjeveksok.

Tnr 3r.AN*rscnms BrLo^'Crt^x to Jo^^' Hakvey, lilsQ. or IcKWELL Bctt in Hi:uTfor.i)sniuKj and Fin'ningi.dy Pakk, youKSiuiii:. A box containincj oS volumes Was sent !Mr. Harvey for inspection. The majority of these volumes contain only printed tracts, chiefly of the time of the Great Rebellion; but a few contain xoaiiuscript bound ivith the printed tracts, and a feK volumes are 'wholly manu- script. The latter I ’will,flrst describe. A 12mo volume, containing — 1. A Hpcncli made by Mr. Richard Martin, Esqre. Recorder of the Citic of London, to King James, the da}' before Ids Coronation. (J pages.) 2. King James, his answerc. (I4 pages.) fl. The' Recorder of London^s speech to Queen Anne at her Coronation. (3 pages.) 4. An oration made to Prince Charles at Portsmouth, by !Mr. Tiiomas MTiatrnan, of the Inner Temple, Re- corder of Portsmouth. (12 p.ages, full of conceits.) 5. Sir Tljomas AVithcrington, Recorder of tlic City of Torke, his tpeeeh to King OJiarles at his departure from York. ir,3f. (3i pages.) ^ 0. Sir Francis Bacon, Lord Keeper, speech to Ser- jeant Ilniton, when ho received his Patent to be one of the Jnhtices of the Common Picas, 17t!i iMay 1GI7. (3 fJ.Tges.) 7. Sir y. Bncon, Kt., Lord Keeper of tho Great Seal, speech to Sir John Denham, Kt., when he received his Ikatent to succeed Baron Altham as one of the Barons of the Fxchcqnor. 1GJ7. (3^ pages.) S. Sir F. lhacon, Lord Keeper of the Gre.at Seal of Kngland, speech to Sir Jones, Chief Justice of tho King*s Bench in Ireland. 0. Djt*. AVillinms, Bislmp of Lincoln, being Lord Kt-epor, his speech in the Common Picas, the 27th Oct. 1021, at tho swearing of Sir AVm. Jones to be Judge there, # id. Tiie effect of that which was spoken hy Sir P. Bacon, Knight, Lord Keeper of tho Groat Seal of England, at the taking of his place in Chancery, 7tli May 1G17, fur performaneo of tho charge Ilis Majesty haii given him v.liea ho delivered tho Seal. (20 jjages.) 11, S|v'‘ecU of Dr. Williunis, Dean of AA^ostminster, elect of Lincoln, and Lord Keeper of the Groat Seal of Knghnul, at his taking of las place in tho Chancer}' tho favt day of Michaelmas term, 9th 2sov., a.d. 3G21. (13 pagr*^.) ' 12, Mr. Jn.stice Dofhh'ridgo, Exon., 2 Carol i llogis. j[A charge of^^ pages.) 13, The Lord Keeper FinchV speech to Serjeant Littleton and Serjoanl Poster, 2Ttl\ Jan. 1039. (10 j page.-}.^ i L Tiio Lord JCecjmr Finch’s speech to all tho Jmlgi M in ihe Star Chamber, 13lh Feb. 1039, before their (hrenit-. (11 pages.) ir>, Mr. AVifberingtonV speech to His Tiftijesly, as he pa« -ed in his progro-s into Scotland to ho crowned, being Ib eorder of A'ork lUid Berwick. 1G33. (GA pages.) 10. Duplicate of Kt). h uhovc. 17, A hpeccii di'livcred by Sir Thos. AA’itherington ia ]fis Maji'Aty at Ins second eruuing to Berwick, 27th May ; at which time Ili« Majesty came thither to x’tih’ th’* Scotli,‘'h adhiry, tluui in great distniction, 1^. .'''ir Thiuatd Littleton, Knight, Lord Krept-r of the t L*-'*! S*' d of England. ?^pc‘'rdi hi his first editing in ry in the presence of tho Lnrd-< that uceom* p,mi' d him. (9t pAge-,)

A l2nsu Volume routaining*-- L An- IL-ay <'V Choraen^r of a Kitfg, hv Lord Chan- «,r.lhvr lhu;m.

2 A Dia!rrvani*. to Hi'^ ALq'-'-ty, wtiiii: t. by the ilur] of S^*li"baril^ (12 p 2. A Dsa'ogu*' a inehtttch.f'jly ilream.ing ii< r- r.e.u a r-'ddier, and a ha«ie h\r'> , v'fh.o t. Pv Gatbn r'laut to the Karl


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King Jamqs, which continued seven years bcfore.it ^va^ dissolved. (18 pages.) 6. A speech by I)r. XJsher, Lord Primate of Ireland, before the Lord Deputie and the Great Assomblie at His Majesty’s Castle of Dublin, the last of April 1627. (15 pages.)'' . A l2mo Tolumo (end of IGth century) contains — 1. The maimer of Sir Philip Sidney's death, written by the Right Honblc, Fulke, Lord ‘Brooke, loSG. (9A pages.) ^ 2. A military discourse, whether it be better for England to give the invader present bnttaile or to temporize nhd defer the same. (45 J pages.) 3. Tho advice of the Lord Gray, Sir Fitis. Knolles, Sir Thos. Leighton, Sir John Korris, and others, touch- ing the meancs fittest to be obtained for defense of the realm, anno 1587. (G\ pages.) 4. The politic of the TJnitcd Provinces. (8 pages.) An oblong note book, of which 82 pago.s are iillcd, contains Kotes of a Tour on the Continent, by John Harvey, in 1G83 and 1689. He left London on July l\ 16S8, crossed from Dover to Calais. At Angers ho hoard of the landing of tho Prince of Orange in Eng- land, so fearing war with France, he took horse for Lyons, Jan. A/*, crossed Mount Cenis into Piedmont, aud descended Italy as far as Romo, wdicro the Journal ends. Ho gives accounts of tho churches and bnilding.s, pictures, sculptures, and curiosities wliich ho saw. A quarto volume marked © on tho side, contains — A letter by King Juincs to tbc Speaker of tho Low'cr House of Parliament, concerning the point of rcraaund- ing oficnders on the borders of England and Scotland. Sir Edward Phillipps being Speaker, 1st June 1G07. Another letter IVom King James, to the SerjeanLut- Arms of the House of Commons (12th May 1G21) to set at liberty Biwan Badger, committed for heretical opinions. Letter from Sir John Popham to tho Speaker, tho last ofFeb. IGOG.^ A submissive letter by Sir Ohns. Cornwallis (to King James), who was committed to the Tower for Parlia- ment business. (No date.) Letter by the Earl of Hertford to Sir JolmJTolHs, M.P., desiring him to make knowni the truth of an imputation wherewith ho was taxed in that house, I Ih May IGOG (in the matter of Clusters for Somorsotsbirc and AVilts). Earl of Nortlmmpton’s letter of excuse for the absence from the House oF Commons of Air. Hinson, member for Barnstaple, 1411i Alarch 1609. Request of the Earl of Cumberland and others to the House of Commons, not to alter form of government of the Borders, or to iirovido a better. Letter by certain Justices of tho Co. of Cornwall to others of their own rank and to the'frcchohlcrs gene- rally, to join with them in taking care to elect men of inouoration and gravity for Knights of tho Shire. 10th Feb. 1027.*^ Another letter by certain Justices (Co. Cornwall) on the samo subject; To tho Higii Court of Parliament; The inan’.s Admonition wise Now or never to be put in execution. Throe speeches hy King James in Parliaineni, IG14. Tho humble snljiniKsion and supj)lieatiou of tho Lord Clianccllor (Bacon) to the House of Jjord>. 22nd April 1G2L King Charles Iht speech to both 18th Jan. 1G25. and other speeches and jiroceedintr^ in the samo Parliament, and ui 1G2G and 1G27, including a sjie^cli by Sir John Eliot*, and lh<* Earl of Bri<“tol n nnswer>^ to the Article^' again d him. (p. 15 p. 9L) Account of piocoedingj? in the Unu-e of Common?, BBO, ^fho Hjw/eoho-i of Pym, Eliot, and tubwi are pretty full.

The quarto vobnne lettered N. contains at thi* begin- ning. a report made by Sir Tho'f, Rowe, of Um Hume of Cornnion*', of a Df chvration, by llic Karl of {*» uconunittrr bf»th toimhing what had pa^f'd betr. /rn Englii'^h uud Scotch ii* the l.%tc triwtir at Uipm itCdOi, ^ ^ TIu' r V pr»*imlJe fh*-' d<‘bvf 4 hr the Karl of r'‘»7-.?'erTrif,‘g Bir-n- t

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hwl clwrces t and «•« newiunt of tlio chtrgt?** j lK)th Tlio Lonl Au8ioTier8 Vrcomhle to llie propcui- tlonaoftho Lonli. _ . , . An Index of the eminent hwnla m the eight ilcrnivnds for estahhshing of n firm and ietUo't pefiec. Tho oMwer of tho lVrenl!»ni. (5 jage* ) . , 7, A conference -Kith the llaa»e of I/ord*, 22ivl Xr»rch. a. A letter frera tl e Fnglith Army to the Lari of KorthumlerUnd, SVedne*(Jay, I! 1th Jrareh. P. A l-vem of isine itmaa* of *U line* each, begin, ring, " Vuu wyho l*To'<>ctor* why hang ton Um head,'' Farh •fanr'c end>, “ ut>d * merry gfVKt trcoll." U i» against Fatentre*, Fapiit*. and the llithop*. 10. A Christma* CaroII (Ifi line*), |«ol.s>cal, eom- r'crelne,— " "Tie Ilotire of Comrion* h.aTjng latciio sent ** A meroWr into Trance fmsi I'ar liars ent, “ The l/ird* hare instantly disjiatcht one llntlier, •* Tliat they wight hate a cotifcrcneo togetl rr.** 11, 13, and 13. Copic* of Sammon* to Farliainent. li. The Tiortlt of tho Great Coonccll at York, their If Us r to the Citiaena of Ler.drra, f.ir Ixirrowing SOO.OCOt- to fUppJy the King’* Kvatton.* and keep hl« armv from diahanding, 2ihh teph I&tO. ifien follow copiea of tl.o King'*, lejril KceJ-er’*, and the Fpealer of the Ilouac of Common* *i»ecbca in 'Tarliamert In Korefaber IWO j and DinmajU of pro- eevdinga Inbotli llouaea in tlvo aamo I'ar Lament Ui 20ih KotreraWr in the following year. AlUf printed Copies of Diarnal*, from S7lh Dee. If.ll totsih March 1612, Wluw— lfana«cnpt Dinmals from 28lh March to tth Jane. Printed Pinrmti to tho £.'th July conclade therolnmc In lha qiiarw Tolnmo lettered fi., at n*ge 2 18, aro “ Touching the Liinrgio and KpUeopalKiorcmmfnh" .* To ratilio your demand* boUi concerning tho Litar^ and Kpirfop^ll Government. 1 . For till' lexik of Common Prayer, it may be ahridgcsL (Ci png^t ) ' In tho qnarlo rolumo marked V on tho side*, aro— • ' *‘A Dialognc lietween Philfiieuthcro*, a Icncr of Libcrtie, or a Parliament man, and Philornhte*, a lover of his Count rie, or SIotiTe* to Induce annual Parliaments.*’ JJfSlittt Well mett (wortbio Phnopolih *). what hnsincsoccaaionclh your presence. . . £itd« . and wishing succcsse of their worthio pro* ccedmg^. (44 pages ) Tho Bight Itonble. George Jxird Digby, his • pooch la Parliament, 22th Jacnar) . (0) pages ) . (In this volume Is an engraved portrait of Bichard 2, from tho pictnro at \7eptmlnster Abbey, as frontisniec* to a tract printed Idtl.) . c Thnqoartovolamemarked ^ oatheBidcs.coalaius — Copies of tho iecond and third treatises in thol2mo volnm© dMcribed at Pago 62 of this Iteportj and alio A project how to jnereato 200 aayio'of ihipps, and every sbipp 2 and 300 tuna ia burthen, and 2,000

maufjnere, all to ho raised in tho sjfwce of three or four yoares. Which shippa and marnners »hail Vg? con- linualiy raaineUyned within tho Kingdom, ready on hU luddainr occasions, to bo sent to sea if tho State Islmll find cause, (7 p ige*.) DreUinno-llolgicu*, proving a necessity of consoli* (luting the Fiigliih with tho linilcd Flates of tho Iiowo CoiMitnea indi'ioinhlely ; by Thos, Powell. Ih'jiu* : Fir, It eecraea you aro a Diitclimaa by your hahitt, hut an lingliihinftn hy your Lavionr, (781 page*.) I think this ha* been printed. The quarto Tolattto lettered M. eontaliiB— * His Jlajcstio** offer of Pardon to tho IJelxjllc* now itiarmes against him. Given at onr Court, JMgdiyU, 21Ut Oct, 1612. His MajeslicV grocion* Proclamation totlio Cittica of lAitidon and Wcstminjtcr. Oiren at our Court el Ayno, 27th Oct. 1C42. ' (This volume conhsinf several nrinte
Cjiuiimii^E. — C ubist's Coiitcr, The little I havo »to say in refercoeo to this foimdA* tion, I gathered from the luformation given mo by Dr Cartmeil, the Master of tho College, who received me very srourteonily, with an exjwesiion of legret that he hail not more to tell mo. Had it been desirable tlwt I should then insjieci any of the document*, it would not luivo been pnsiihlo, ho laid , a* a meeting of tho Master and Fellows would bo fir»t necesiarv for tho sanctioning of such a step, while no such meotmg could take place oeforo next Ociol>er. The College, liowcver, »ecm to ]K)iie*s anything likely to como wiihin tho seo{io of the object of the Commission, with the esecptioa perhaps of— I'll irty .seven early documeuta and eharters of Creaku ALliey, In Norfolk. These camo into tho possession of tho College, Dr. Cartmeil informed me, in the f >nowi!i(r manner 1— In conscquenco of tho death oftha Abbot, m the reign of Henry 7, and there being no •'“•giving members of the Conrent to elect another, the Abbey wa* deemed to bo dissolred, sod its poescssiona escheated to tho Crown ; upon which, tu tho 2'2ud year of that reign, they were granted to ilargsret. Countess of Bichmond. by whom tJiey were given to this College, which ihe bad recently founded. Admission Book of tho College, A.». 1622-1655; John Milton’s name occurs under tho year 1624 ; also' in aaoibcr part of the book, that of Chnetophw Milton, his brotlior. ^0 CoUego is also in possession of a largo number of docnmecls, with on old Index j but all in the nature of titlo-decde, more or los*. llisnT Thovss RrwT.


Cambridge: Corpus Christi Cou,ege. The various books and other documents are described in the order in wbicli they vrerc shoynx to me by Mr. Snell. A small folio paper volume, in old calf, beginning IGtb Januar}* 1628, and ending about 1684. It contains a register of the general business of the College, reso- lutions passed by the Masters and Fello^vs, admissions of undergraduates, moneys received from them, and lists of caution-money from' time to time in the posses sion of the College. A iolio volume in rough calf ; containing the Brew- house and Bakehouse accounts of the College, from 3714 to about 1792. A small quarto volume of miscellaneous papers, l)ound up together in boards, about eighty years since ; containing Inventories of College property of various descriptions, in the 16th and 17th centuries. Among these is a list of the College Jewels, dated 14tli February 1591, as also, an Inventory of “ College Stuffc.” (fvirniture) in the Master’s Lodge in 1603. Under 1604 there are entries, with the numbers, of ” Fellows’ tablecloths, to wells, skreene clothes, table ‘‘ napkins, schollers’ clothes, basons and ewers, old “ table, old cupbord, bread binne, chipping knife, brass e candlesticks, and a pewter flaggon.” There are also in this volume entries of payments under the B^’llyngworth Foundation. A large folio volume, hound in boards, of about 400 leaves of paper, containing accounts of the College from 1590 to 1684. Many of the items are of interest, as throwing light upon the habits and usages of the times. A small folio paper volume, bound in boards, the leaves not numbered, but forming probably 400 pages, being miscellaneous entries bound up together. Its title is The College Store Book,” from a,d. 1479 to 1575. Allowances to the Fellows are set forth in Latin ; among them, fuel, sedge, salt, bread, mustard, peas. The book is full of matters of interest, in reference to the then mode of living. Audit Book, 1550-80 ; a small folio paper volume, the entries 'collected about a century since, and bound up in hoards ; no attention being paid to the proper sequence of the contents. It contains miscellaneous entries of allowances in commons to the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, and the computi of the Bursars ns to receipts of rentals. Audit Book, 1575-90; a thin folio, bound up in boards. Its contents arc of a similar nature to those of the preceding volume, and are thrown together without regard to date. • “ Liber Actorum in Collegio \ ^orporis Christi et “ Bcatm Marim Yirginis, in die) Sancti Michaelis. “ Archangcli, a.d. 1569 ; ” a folio' paper volume, bound ill 'Ijoards. The first 50 pages contain Acts of the Master and Fellows in Chapter (Capitulo), and various indentures; after which come, leaves of absence (in Latin) : “Dccrcta” of the Master, for the regulation of the College; elections of Follows; and admissions of Pensioners. About 170 pages are filled, and 90 left in blank. The last entry in this book, at p. 1‘15 of the old numeration, is in a hand of- probably the middle of last century ; there being much erasure at the top of the page, in the way -of blotting out some entry, contemporary .Avith tho erasure, as to an election : — “John Mundey, B.D,, ono of the Fellows of this' “ College, was the person whose nname is erased above, “ and who was elected by tbo Society^ August 4, 1626, “ to succeed to Br. Walsall in tbo Mastership ; but his “ election being soon after made void, the wags of “ tliOvSO times posted tho following sentence on tho “ College gate ; — ‘ Sic transit gloria Mundi.* ” Tlioro are many Audit Books, of the 18th ccntuiy, and several Lease Books. Accounts of Landbcach, a.d. 1*186-3510, an oblong paper folio; forming a thick volume of accounts, the Conege being both proprietors and lords of the manor of that place. A few parchment Rolls (some in a tattered state) of tho GuiUl of St. Mary at Cambridge, — ono of tho two Guilds to which tho Collogo owed its foundation, — temp. IMward 1 and lildward 2. Under .29 Edward 1 (a.d. 1300) we find an cntr>' (translated from tho liutin), — “ Roger WollcTuongcr and his wife entered the Guild “ and Fraionuty on the Friday next after the Feast of “ our Lord’s Nativity, on paying fine of two qifartcrs ** of malt, to bo delivered at the Feast of the ]Sati\ntv “ of tho Blessed Mary [1 Jnmmryl, together with ” In the same year nil the brethren and sisters

of the ftaternitj' are directed to. assemble at the Church of St.Maiy, after, morning aSIass, there to celebrate a solemn Mass for the deceased brethren and sisters of the Guild, under the penalty, in each case of neglect to do so, of paying half a pound of wax. Aoiother hne the same year, on admission, is three quarters of barley, with wax. This Guild was governed by an Alderman, and three “ Coadjutors aud Advisers.” Bede Rolls of the Brethren and Sisters of tho Guild of St. Majy, before 1349, comprised in three mem- branes of parchment. The “bidding” is (translated from tho Latin), — “ Pray, brethren and sisters, for the “ Alderman, and brethren and sisters, of the Guild of “ St. Maiy at Cambridge, ever .a Yirgin.j' and for all “ our Benefactors, living and deceased. Pra}^ for tbe “ souls of the Founders and Foundresses, of the brethren “ and sisters, and of all tho Benefactors, of the said “ Guild, and of all the faithful, deceased, whose names “ herein are written.” Among the names entered to receive tho suffrages of the Guild,, arc Margaret “ Fyndcsilver,” (“ Findsilver Lane” is still a locality known in Cambridge,) “ Royse Edmuudis wyf/' “ Thomas Outlaw and Beatrix his wife,” “MatildisOut- “ laAYC,” “GassandriaSymundis wyfScau.” Prayers arc also asked — “ for the soul of Hyssabella [Hyssabellm], “ wife of Leyre the Miller.” At tho eiid of one roll is added, in a different hand (translated), — “ For the soul “ of »Sir Walter Reynald, formerly Archbishop of Oau- “ terhury, and for tho souls of 'William, father of Sir “ Ralph de Windeshore, and of Agnes, his mother.” At the foot of the membrane is then added (tonslated): — “ Also, for the souls of those deceased in the mor- “ tality and pestilence, in a.d. 1349.” Among the names written on the other side of the same membrane are, “ Agnes Skippeaway,” “ Gerard at y® Pond,” “Thomas le Fleyshewer [Butcher],” and “Isabella “ Skipaway.” A thin quarto volume, with paper leaves, rather tattered, not numbered, and bound in paper ; containing the accounts of the Guild of Corpus Christi at Cam- bridge, beginning in 1349. In one page, bearing refer- ence to the foundation of the College, there is a passage, not noticed, so far as I can discover, by Br. Lamb in his Edition of Masters’s History of tho College — (trans- lated) — “ On Thursday the feast of Our Lord’s Asccn- “ sion in the 27th year [of the reign of King Edward “ the Third], William do Eytone, late Rector of the “ Church of Sb. Benedict, was received into the Con- “ fraternity of Corpus Christi, as partaker of all the “ benefits thereof. Be it remembered, that the same Wil- “ liam, by arrangement [ordinatioiiem] of his friends, “ gratuitously resigned his rectorship of tho Church “ of St. Benedict into the hands of the Bishop, in order “ that the brethren, who had acquired the advowson of “ the said church, might have an immediate oppor-. “ tunity of presenting to the same. The same William ' “ gave, to the use of the College, for the saving of Ins , “ soul, a certain tenement, built near to .the church- “ yard of the said church, for tho purpose of enlarging “ the dwellings of the said college ; the same being of “ tho value of 10 pounds. Also, tho same William “ gave to the brethren, to tho use of the College, tho ' “ reversion of a certain tenement, which ho acquired “ of Margery, formerly the wife of AYilliam Yon; a “ tenement which could he sold for 30 pounds. Also, “ the same William gave to the brethren, to tho use of ” the College, a garden, his own orchard, situate in Hewenham, near to the tenement of Henry Tamnero ; “ which garden could bo sold for 13s. 4d.” The London list of Benefactors to the Guild and its incipient Ool- Icgc, given on a page without date, is curious. Among them is named, “ Simelcjm Simeon, Esquire of our “ Lord tho Buke of Lancaster,” who entered tho fra- ternity. In another page, “ John Joach^'m ” is men- tioned os entering tho fraternity, 25 Edward 3. (a.d. 1351). Tho first part of the book contains a list of admissions of some hundreds of persons bj' name, with their- localities in many instances. Tho last eleven pages are devoted to payments, some of the parliculars of which arc of interest. The Guild traded ahft made money, it appeto, b}" selling hoars, pigs, Bteers, shoci^ malt, bran, grains, and herbs from their garden* Among tho items of expenditure in 3316 arc tho follow- ing (translated from the Latin): — “To Little Robert,, for sharpening a knife and an axe, and for shoes, t/«. “ For wattles for the dam fpro wattlis pour le dam], “ For 2 pairs of shoes for Little Robert, lo n cer- tain carpenter at tho dam [1^ dam] forj^ ^ “ one boy tborc for a day, 3ic7. To ^Yillmm Bnk- “ lyngo, for UithUf hmgist hohUt and the Jiko, 6d. “ For the son^anls at Grancctrc [Grsutchester], for


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g 0 HISTOBICAL MANUSOBIBTS was boimcl (in pafcbment) probably about 'a century BiucCj BO attempt seems to liave been made to place its contents in cbronological sequence. In a band of about 1770 is written, on a modern flyrleaf, '‘This Book was begun by J. Botener, Tellow in 1376, and contains “ a Register of Plate, Books, and Yestmente^ together with a Rental of the College Estate, ^ The commencing entries in the Yolume are mis- cellaneous receipts of money. At page. 7, there is a brief inventory of the books then forming the College Library. The only books mentioned, however, are volumes on theologj', canon law, civil law, and> the Decretals. ' The works themselves would be deemed of but little value or interest at the present day, but the descriptions here given of the illuminations and the bindings arc curious. At the head of page 25 is faintly writren, “ Hicincepit Jo. Northwode scribere,” the writing being then in a different hand. According to Dr. Lamb’s edition of Masters’s History of the Col- lege, John Horwode was admitted in 1384. On a further page is written, in Latin, another description of books belonging to the College, in a band probably later than the year 1400. — “The third book is a Missal, which “ Master Thomas de Eltisle gave, formerly Master “ of this College, and the first Master of the College. “ And this Missal is a very beautiful one, and through- " out all the offices is most excellently annotated . . . “ with a cover of white deer leather, and with red “ clasps [rubiis ejaspis].” Again, "The seventh book " is^a Bible, which Master John Kynno, Master of " the College, bought at Hortbamptone, at the time " /a.I). 1380j when the Parliament was there, for the y purpose of reading therefrom in ball at the time r of dinner ; and there is a red line at the beginning, " above the text containing these words of the Epistle " of leronymus to Paulinus, the Presbyter, etc.” In thp first half of the volume, there are also entries of vestments belonging to the College, as to which, from the fact probably of their being used for service in the adjoining church of St. Benedict, it is stated that they "belong to the College, and not to the " parishioners.” A translation or some of these entries is added. — " Eirst, there is a set of vestments, namely, a cliesihle, with a girdle, the chamh [field] of which " is what is called in English '^eltve [yellow], powdered " with green flowers and knops [gnoppis], which are " partly geeen, partly white, and partly red, after ” the manner of daysys” The next "set of vestments,” which deserves remark, is of a singular .character, as occurring among vestures evidently intended for use in the church. This bed *was placed, there can be little doubt, in a chamber over the vestry of the adjoining church of St, Benedict ; and which still has a communi- cation ^vith the church, but is now in the possession of the College. It was intended probably for the use of such sick parisliioners and brethren of the Guilds as might "wish to behold the elevation of the host at the altar. — " (Transl.) The fourth set of vestments consists of a bed " and covcrlyt, and hosier [bolster], andpoa^drer [Ppillow], " and three ridclys [curtains], the set of which isof white " linen cloth, and dyed [steynatm], after the folio w- ing fashion, namely ; there is a man whose name is “ ‘ Wodewose,’ standing by a tree, and extending bis " hand to his crest, and upon his shield is written thus, " ' Had I "wyst ;* and on the other side there is a woman " standing, ‘ Swodewose,’ by name, and extending one " hand to her breast, and near her other hand is this " writing, ' And y wyst’ ; and between them, the ‘man " and woman, namely, there is a tree, and upon the tree " there hangs a shield, the chaiome [field] of which " is white, jind there is a red cross painted in the " middle of the shield. And Master Thomas dc “ Eltisle, Master of the College, gave all those six " pieces, that is, the whole set of bedding, to the " College, upon whoso soul may the Most Hmh have " mercy. And also upon one ridel [curtain], there " are six pairs of men and women, that is, twelve men " and women, that is to say, six men and six women. " And on the 2?oxvdrcr [pillow], there are nine pairs " of men and women, making eighteen in all ; and on " each side of that there are added three pairs,- " that is, three heads of men, with bodies, and three " heads of women, with bodies, and three tops of ti’ebs, I* with the trunk, with a shield of St. George thereon, " and the same wordsl And at the foot of the same " y[)o\Kihcr there arc three pairs, namely, three beads " of women, and three crests aiid trees, .... with a " shield of St. George, and the same words. And the " cuMQrlxi contains throe pairs of men and of women, " and the tostcE consi^s^of one rldeh each ridel being " as well 20 [fcotQ in Ion gib as in breadth,” The latent

coMMissroK: — ^ appendix.: meaning of the above description, so curiously wordoeV ' too, it is probably impossible to guess. ' < " The sixth vestment is a cloth, which the Rector of " Overe gave, and forms a doser [cloth for hano'ing " against the wall], the cliaxomh [field] of which is^cd,’ " and it is surrounded with green cloth at the edges. " And on the ,margin there is a yellow head, with' the " mouth open, so that you may sec the teeth; fol-' " lowing which, there is n a flower wdth five or six " the branches of which aro yellow; and’ " on the c7mi)i5 [field] there are flics of every colour,' " and coloured in divers fashions, the same that in " English arc called ' hoturjlyes,^ And then plants' " follow, which in English are called . ‘^onn7e%s; ’ in' " such a way, that always when a flower is yellow, iii " the same way its house, in -which it is set, is yello-w ; " while another flower that is white has a white honse^ " for itself; and the same as regards all the flowers.” The minute description of the coloured tablccloth.s, or boardcloths, belonging to the .College, is also very curious. . n Again, in another place a’ list is given of "the prc-‘ " vious relics andjewels” of the College, " namely, cups, " saltcellars, spoons, and the like.” Among them are* (translated), — "Three long laiives in one sheath,' the^ " handles of which are of digun [box-wood], for the' " table. Third, six silver spoons, each weighing " — pennies, and at the end of them is the head of a " virgin, with a bodkin in the hair, .... the ground " being chased and gilt around each of the heads. " Eourth, a tabernacle, silver gilt, inwliich the Cori^us " Christi is wont to be caiTicd on solemn days, and " especially on the Day of Corpus Christi [Thursday " after Trinity Sunday], the value of which is 20 pounds " of lawful money .... Sixth, a cup [cowpa] made " of a vulture’s egg, with a case of guerhnlie [boiled ' " leather]; the cup being in English called ‘ gri'^iysliey “ and it has a foot and cover, silver gilt, with a silver’ " gilt ball on the middle of the foot. Seventh, another " cup, like to the first one, made of a vulture’s egg, in " English called grypishey ; with a silver foot, and a " cover, silver gilt, but it has no case of' gtierhiilie.^’^ One of the above cups (being,- in.reality, the egg of a bird much larger than a vulture)' is still in the posses-, sion of the College, with its boiled leather case as well. — “ Twelfth, a cup, silver gilt without, -with a silver gilt " cover, given by Dame Alice de Haumbyrlej^ to the " intent that the Corpus Christi should be carried in it " to the sick parishioners of the Church of St. Benedict " in Cambridge. Thirteenth, a silver dish, in English " called a ‘ spice plate/ silver gilt, and having a silver " foot.” This list is followed by another, — " Of the jewels " pertaining to the use of the Master and Fellows' " within the College. — First, a hlack cup,- in English " called, ' note ’ [nut], with a long foot of silver gilt, " and a cover silver gilt.” — This cup, made of the shell of a cocoa-nut, is probably identical with that still in the possession of the College. — "Also, a groat " horn, in English called * hiigel,^ with feet silver gilt, " and the head of an emperor at the end, silver gilt : " having also a silver cover, at the top of which are' " four acorns, silver gilt.”— This curious horn is still in the possession of the College, but the cover appears’ to be no longer in existence. It is still krio-wn too ns " Goldcorn’s Horn,” having been originally given to tke Guild of Corpus Christi by John Goldcorn, one of its Aldermen, in the fourteenth century; ajflay, no^ doubt, having been intended therein upon (Gold Horn) his name. — " Also a nxoztY, well provided with a cover, " with broad silver bonds around it, well gilt; and on; " the middle of the cup there *is a 'column of silver gilt, ' " upon which sits a swan of silver gilt, being a work " of experienced art. This mazer belonged to John " Horthwode.” It is still preserved among the College plate. Seeing that, as already stated, Horthwodc (whose mazer is still in existence) entered the College in 1384, these last entries -would seem to belong to the early part of the loth centuiy. ,The other enft'ies in this volume, which probably contains about 300 page.s^ nob counting the mutilated leaves, aro also of great interest, as illustrating the domestic habits of those times. The College garden is mentioned, and -\vood is entered as being bought for the support of the vinos. College Account Book, a.d. 1463-1509; n fltnall oblong pap erN volume, of about 300 pagcs,rboujid in arcbment, and closely resembling tbo preceding one*; ut in good condition throughout. Its contents aro confined solely^ to the Bursars’ accounts during the period above nUmed. ' ' ' n _ ^ I Imvc hero) to acknowledge Ifow gi’catly I am ob- liged to my i;t'iend, the Reverend IV. Middleton Bnell,

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68 JIISTORICAL HAXXjSCRXPTS rcqticsfc tbftfe on tliQ next vacancy lie may be appointed Physician to tbc College. 31, a Letter from Lord Dor- chester as to the Histon' Lectureship at Cambridge ; ni, a Letter from Thom'as Penruddoche to Mr. W. ISfcndham, Begishnr of King’s, 1628 ; 38, from the Bishop of Lincoln to Dr. Collins, June 1628; 40, from Thomas Pcnruddockc, 16 March 1628; 55, the Bishop of Lincoln, as to the election of Heniy Jennoure to Mr. CliiTord’s vacancy; 56, a Letter from W. Trailer to Dr. Collins, 15tb July 1627, in reference to suits of his in Trbich Dr. Collins could aid him ; 58, a Letter in which the signature is omitted, but dated “ Baynard’s “ Castle, 14th"December 1626,” clearly from William, Bari of Pembroke, requesting Dr. Collins to renew a lease for him at Wilton; 59, a Letter from Katherine, Lady Suffolk, dated “ Audley End, 8th January 1625,” requesting Dr. Collins to support the candidature of Sir Robert Kaunton and Sir John Cooke as Members for the University ; 60, a Letter, signed ” Wa. Waller” Wathen Waller) to Dr. Collins, “ about Sir Thomas ” Pcnruddockc,” 11th Kovomber 1625, the handwriting not similar to that of Ko. 56 ; 61, from William Boswell • to Dr. Collins, 28th ;May 1628, a Letter of introduction for a Scotch gentleman, Mr, Aberdeneth, Principal of the College at Kismes, and described therein as “a good Protestant ; ” 62, from the same to the same, 23rd June 1628, on another matter not fully set forth ; the •wTitcr speaks of his attendance at Parliament, and alludes, in a posUcript, to a “foot-post” from Cam-' bridge to London; 63, from tbc same, W. Boswell, ord October 1628, at Foxley near Windsor, to Dr, Col- lins ; a long letter, in which Campanella is spoken of, and the illness of the writer, from which he was then recovering; mention is also made, at some length, of Galileo, and the novelty and freedom of his opinions. In the letter an allusion is made to the living of Somersham in Hunts, and the “ Dean of Ely’s weak-

IXDIX. cojDiissiox ArrEj to 24th of Elizabeth ; similar in > belonging to. the 14th volumes, its plan to the five pred= ^ description of the College A volume containiu^^ 9^ tenants in full, and property, with the naii» additions to about 1770. the age of each, in 17 ^ to volume, bound in calf, Mr. A small paper quar note-book; belonging Gearing, the Bursar’s) century, and the caily part of to tbc close of the 17^ . _ the 18tb. other Bursars’ note-books. Also a great numberP^ ’ labelled “ Provost Bodcrick’s A 12rao, volume, papr^t, 1689-1712), bound in parcli- “ Book, Ko. 1 ” (Prov(t,t^cgins with two recipes, “ Mr. ment, with pockets. Ij ^nd “Lad^^ Denbigh’s for a “ Bernard’s for ague/tter, for its quaint preciseness, “ sore throat.” The {Take thick grit in trough deserves extracting. *' spread it upon a leathern “ of n grinding stone)' to y** throat; and when “ stay, and so apply ij )t for a fresh one. A stone y' “ it grows dr}-, chang ^^st. Give a purging pill in “ grinds razors much’* down his thi'oat, “ yolk of a raw egg] ^mgle y" white of an egg “ tho’ almost choak’t.^?^* candy, and give ** beaten with rose -\yfjtime. This curious little book “ it often, a little at ai P^i''‘'^te notes of Provost Bodc- contains-apparentl}- the the Manor Courts of tho rick, as to business doje^^ September 1690 and about College estates betwcc'^^® that some payments were tho year 1697. It appi c^ircasses of wethers, then made b}' tenants inj^ J belonging to Provost Bodc- A similar book, forme] . rick. ])arclimcnt, containing an A 12mo. volume, bouj College manors in tho account of tho courts several other volumes middle of last centiir}* ; a i • of a similar description.^ parchment, coutain- A small quarto paper middle of tho lust ing the Bursars’ accoij^^*^^ other volumes of a liko

“ ness*; ” Dr. Collins was at this time Begins Professor of Divinity, and James tho 1st had endowed the Pro- fessorship with this living, subject probably to tlio existing incninbcnc}- of the Dean of Ely. Three folio paper volumes, and about twelve small quarto paper volumes, compiled in the early part and middle of the last century; a part of them being the work of Mr. J. Smith, Bursar of tho College, already mentioned. They contain lists, with the former history annexed, of the landed possessions of the College, and arc evidently collections which have entailed a large ainonni of labour and research. A folio paper volume, covered wdth limp vellum, but ’ in good preservation. The licading of the first page is, — “ Cambridge Co, Costs and Expenses done there “ from tbc xiii*** day of May in tlie f 3 U-ste ycro of the “ reign of bur soveraignLord Kyngo Henry the YITI*^, “ unto the xxvii. day of the same month. And so from “ fortenyghto to fortenyghtc.'as hereafter appearoth.” The heads in page 1 arc “Wages, etc.; Emptions of “ stone, ragg, lyme, and ironwork; Carriage of timber “ from Walden Park and of stone raggo from the water ; “ necessaries, ns colys, water, ropys,aTul suebe order.” These nro tho fortnightly accounts of the expenses of building the Chapel of The King’s College, after the work had been resumed b}' ITcnrj- 7. “ Carriage of “ stone ragg IVom the water ” maj-, perhaps, mean car- riage of it 0\* land from Wisbeeb, as the stone was mostU' brought from Yorkshire and landed at .that place." This liandsomc volume is only half filled, and ends with tho fortnight, 15-29 July, 7 Henry 8. Sec next col. A thin paper folio volume, called “View Book, “ No. 11.,” containing a rough account of tho expen- diture of the College on its various lands and manors, and in Cambridge, in the 3kh and 35th of Henry 8. A paper folio volume, View Book, No. IV., covered with thin limp vellum, and much tattered ; belonging to the Ist and 2nd of Mary, and similar in its contents to the preceding volume. A papu‘ folio volume. View Bvmk. No. TIL. covered with linn limp voUmn, and much tattered ; belonging to the 2nd, ord, and -Ith of Edward C ; similar in its contents to the two preceding volumes. A paj>er r(dio volume, View Book, No. I., covered wiOi thm limp vellum, ami in good condition ; belong- ing TO tin* 28th of Henry 8 ; similar in its contents \o t-bc three pTVcvding volumes. A papvr folio volume of larger sIko, Vimv Book, No, ^ ,, revm-rd with Hrnp vellum, and in htir eondi- iuM ; le‘longing to the 2na to 7ih of Elizabeth; similar in \ii^ plan to the four preceding volumes, A large folio jva|Kr volmnc, Vi^w Book, No. VI., covered with Hmp vellum and in good condition ;

century; there are seq nature. ' |olurae, bound in old calf; being A small quarto paper University, and a collection of matters ^^sages and ceremonies of the containing details of thei^ Buck, Esquire Bedel, A.n. time, compiled by as stated in what is 1665, when ho was 68 j-d pi’^ccdents or usages numbered as page (1).?*^ from about the year quoted in this volume sc 1600. ;arto, bound in parchment and A very small paper in 1685 with Ins auto- compiled by William B; recital of all such graph ; it is styled a immunities, “ libertvs, privoledgcs, ^ College in Cambridge, “ as are granted to y*' executory, exemplified “ comprised and spcoi fid’ -till “ 28 November, an. »HcrtoU, Mr. stated that. it is “ transc| ^ ^ context is sue- “ Thomas Crouch, &c.” College estates with their cccdcd by .a list of and malt, in sheep, calves, rentals, “ in money, wbc^i^'^^*b_ Jhen n tabic of fines “ bores, capons, hens, College estates from the paid for renewals in bogirniiug of tho oegimiing of the 17th cd l^aures of Cambridge tone- 18tb; then “rents and) ^ “ ments.” At page 50 it^saUing from a dissolution of the year of the iilaguc, residence was ‘the society for eight wc('.^“ lull account of the concerned; this is f^olloi*” livings and par- then College estates, wi Fonages then in its gift. ,^himc, with parchment cover, A small folio paper inning containing an account of Chapel in the 23rd and 23th tholmildmgofthcGolW ’^^^ch Jnonevs being mid by of Henry 7 (a.d. 15a7-9))l‘’ volume, whicli seems tbc hand of Provost Hatt^”j printed Instory of tbc to have been overlookcd,^^ curious details as to flio College Chapel, is full j of Mono ami other then rates of w'agcs and ^ •'^^ceceding volume building materials. Pw , ,, .. previous col. |)robably 20 feet ui length A court roll on parcbmP’F “ eu.Mumap* temircy of of carlv date, and Deveril. ami oM'^ r “ Okcbounio, Combo, b‘ tho monastery of manors, which formerly of wineji houKe, aft* r tac Bee in Normandy; tho w» n« t'j 0^- disyolution of the Alien i '' ^ now foundation of Kinii”^ i this roll nrcprobablv of 'd ^ ‘ ^ i It may be menuoned logo (.as of tiic sister ^ derived from the Alien ‘ priorioK. a, bdongnig 'n'
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Stanton to the foundress, IStli September 1346,— This (messuage stood upon* part , of the site of tbe present College? ' ' ' ' ^ f Royal Licence^ allorring tbe Poundress to assign tluB messuage; ivbicb, upon Inquisition taken^ proves to be bolden in Capitc of the Grown in free burgage, by 4,be annual rent-service of 2d„ called "Haggabnl'* -(house-tax), 4tb Juno 1348, ^ The Prior and Hospital of St. Jolin tbe Evangelist in Cambridge sell a messuage to Henry, son of Henry lo Haubur, for 7s., and a perpetual rent of 2s. yearly ; ivitbout date. (This messuage was afterwards known as ** University Hostel ,’’) . The Chancellor, Regents, and Hon-regcnts of the University of Cambridge grant the same to the College ; being tbe messuage they bad from Roger de Hay don, 1351. The Foundress and College covenant, by Indenhu'e, ivith the University, to iSnd a Chaplain to pray every year for the soul of Roger de Hay don. Covenant with Clare Hall, Cambridge, as to the Obi ; of John Tap ton, Clerk, 1490. Indenture tripartite between Peterbouso, Pembroke Hull, and the Executors of "William Burgoyne, D.l)., late faster of Peterhouse, for his Obit, 1526. Indenture between St. John’s College and Pembroke Hall, for Ur. Sherton’s Obit, 1535. Indenture between Peterhouse and Pembroke Hall, for the same, 1^535. Indenture between Catherine Hall and Pembroke Hall, for the same, 1535, Indenture between Peterhouse and Pembroke Hall, for the Obit of Elizabeth Wolf, her deceased Husband Richard Wolf, and others, 1554. Royal Mandate to elect Jasper Ohomley, M.A., of Corpus Christi College, a Fellow, 16th January 1629. Royal Mandate to continue Abraham Clifford a Fellow, 9tU August 1660. Mandates to restore Mark Frank and Robert Maple - toft to their Fellowships, 7th August 1660. Mandates to restore John Keene and Edmund Keene to their Fellowships, 26th July 1660. Mandate to restore Thomas Wcedon to Ms Fellowship, 21st September 1660. - Accounts of Repairs of the College from the 12th to the 25th of Hemy 8 (a.d. 152010 15331. Status Collegii, given in by tho blaster, Kicholas Ridley, to the Vicc-Cbancollor, Matthew Parker, 1546. Status Collegii, intended to bo given in by the Master (Youngo), 1556. Status Collegii, ^ven in by the same to Cardinal Pole, and tho other visitors of the University, 1556. Bills of Trcasuiy Expenses from 1600 to 1621, and receipts of sums for the New Liolaiy. Bills of Treasury Expenses from 1650 to 1660. 'Account of tho ifixponses of building tho East End of tho North side of the New Court, towards which Dr. Ball and Mr. Quarles each gave 1001. Agi*eoment between Mr, Matthias and tbe College ibr editing, printing, and publishing the works of Thomas Gray, tho Poet, 21sb June 1810. Acquittance from Hugh Pelcgrin, tho Pope’s Nuncio, for a moiety of 20 marks, due from tho College to tho Pope’s Chamber for lirsb-fruits, London, 1st November 13t>t>. - Supplication of tho Foundress and tho College for a fresh Buir to confirm that of Popo Clement in 1349; Popo Urban 5, his successor, having made a general revocation of all permissions for appropriations ; with- out date. ' • ^ ’ ‘ Bull of Popo Gregory 0, granting their petition, 15th September 137L Acquittance from Richard, Abbot ofNottele, and tho Convent, to Imbertde Moiintmartin, Rector ofTilncyo, in Norfolk, for money duo under tho decision of the Court of Romo in a suit between them, 17th May 1340. Protest of William dc Rndliam, Rector of Oloiich- warton, that ho had not despoiled tho Abbot of Nottolo, 23rd Jamiarj' 1347, Nolo of debts and demands between tho King (Ed- ward 3) and the Conte dc St. Pol (Ajmicr dc Yalence); withor.l dale. •' . . Iloyal Liconco for 3ohu do Brotagno to assign the Castle of Fotboringhay, Ropindon, 'and a yearly rent, out of nil lat^l)' belonging to John do Baliol, to Mary dc St. Paul for hor life, 5tli ^fay 1331. Inspcximti?, under the broad seal* of rm Indenturo, which i> rt'Cited therein, bearing dale 7th November 1333, 7tli Kdw, ini 3, by which Joan de Bretagne gntnt? to Mary de St. Paul, Countess of PernWoko, hi?? niece, for her life, hi^^ Cattle:? of Richmond and Bowe;?, and

hll other estates beldnmigtb the Earldom of Richmond, the same to revert* to him, in case she shall die first; she paying him, during their joint lives, an aimuity of 1,8001., 22nd November 1333. The Churcliwardcns of Great St. Mary’s Church by the Market, Oambiidgc, , endow the ' Priest of their Chantry with a closb called tho Paschal Yard,” 20th Jime 1514. , Sentence of the Pope’s Commissary in an Appeal of the Convent of Linton and Robert Reuant, elected their Prior, against John WitUesey, Monk of Thorney, pre- tending to the same office, 25th May 1358. ' King Richard 1 ^ants to the Convent of tho Blessed Mary of Pynne, or Pyn, the Church of Soham, with its appurtenances, namely, the Chapel of Berge, Barway, with the tithes of Hcnny, etc., 26th October 1189. Letter of Protection from King Henry 3 for the Convent of Pyimo, 17th November 1238. , Copy of tho King’s restoration of Framliugham Castle, in Suiiblk, to. Roger By god, on tbe decease of his father, Hugh, Earl of Norfolk, 10th Henry 3 (a.d. 1226).' ' Title of Thomas, Duke of Norfolk, and of i^faunoe Berkley, to the Earl Marshal’s Estates in Ireland, by descent from Thomas Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk; without date. ' ' , Computus Ballivornm dc Frnmliimham, Saxted, Loos, Earl Soham, Trimley, and Walton, 21 st Henry 6. Petition of the College, read to the Bishop (Wren), that he w'ould consecrate the Now Chapel of Pembroko College, 21st September 1665. Another Petition, that he would consecrate Sir Robert Hitcham’s Cloister, 1665. Acts of Coiisecraiiou of tho Olinpcl, and of the Yaults under the Altar, by Matthew YTren, Bi.sbop of Ely, on the Feast of St. Matthew' the Apostle and Evangelist, 21st September 1665. There are a large mimbor of Court Rolls, in the pos- session of the College, of the Manors of Framliugham, Saxted, and Hardwick, beginning, in each case, in the reign of Edward 3. There are also a vast miihbdr of deeds, relative to tbe College propcrt}% those going so far back as tho 13th and 14th cciiturios being many hundi’cds in number ; the whole of them having been abstracted and arranged by the • present Master, with singular precision and minuteness, under tho heads of tho re.spective Estates bolonging ’to the' College. Tho following documents, in the shape of volumes, arc described in tbe order in which they w'cro shoum to me in tho College Treasury', byMr.'Pow'er. College Treasurers’ Accounts, 1557-1642, in a largo folio paper volume. The Treasurers’ Accounts are con- tinued, in a series of smaller folio volumes, down to the present day. “ The Book of Emptioiis, parti culcr fare and ex])cnscs, ** of thoushold of the right high and myglitye Prince, “ Thomas, Duke of Norfiblk,” from Ist October, 18th Henry 8 to 29th September, 19th Henry 8 ; a fuHo paper volume of about 600 pages, beautifully -writ Ion throughout. Tho edges of the leaves arc a little tat- tered, but the writing is W'holly untouched. This volinnc, 'which probably came to the College through its con- nexion W'ith Framliugham, in Sufiblk, is of considerable value, and of much interest, ns I’egards its contenis. Bursars’ Books, beginning lit a.D. 1686 ; the fii*st being a small folio paper volume, in modern binding, con- taining also the Baker’s Accounts, ](M7-1741. • The early Computus Rolls of the College are probably no longer in existence. A quarto paper volume, much tom at tlio beginning; the early ptirfc being a teirier, or tenur, apparently of about tbo lime of James 1 ; followed by copies of Char- ters, deeds, and Papal Bulls. The 'writing is almost undecipherable; in'* one page are the signatures of ** Hicron. Beal” and ” Benjamin Lany,” the lotfer ]^^astc^ of the College, a.j>. 1630—14. ” Com]mii Ballivorum, Collcctornm, Pra>positoriim, ” Messorionnn, et Firnmriorum, anno regni ilonrici ” Regis, Septiini, qnmlo, de redditibuft ct proflcuis ” 0 innnoriis infrascriptis annuatim cxeunti^nis an account of receipts from various ^jfanors, ]upbaj|>1y belonging to tlic Col]cg^^ in the time of Henry 7 ; a small qliurtb volume of 108 leaven of paper, bound in pavchmont. ' . - Great Register, Yol. T, ; a large folio volurne, bonna in ancient wooden ho.ards, the binding being embo><“Ca or stamped : the hinge.^ it formerly Inul nm gone, ana the paper is irirc-wovo r.nd of remarkable rJoutne -r, re- sembling that of the earlic^^l Convocation Boo.;bi;Totiguig to the Corporation orWell*?, in Sonjcr^yl- Ihero n' no pagination, and it consists probably of ^ leaves. In the earlier of fbe volume, of the tiM


1570, M »Umiy RM ct'pl« of *11 iti« of tl*c erirf’nally I’T MuryUfl h4. Vftfll. cf lo itcr ticw f^umUi'-yi. the llall of ^«Ulfr pafr*** WMjiifTl nnOJ* mAiW i-rt •li'^TiHK'h'*, nn'iMy t»i>t/4 nriil IntM ti'rii'», Jown lo jfxr KM, Afitr lli» urSp***! tiiVii* * t)f Jrc»^ mi lV.ft ornnmmti ef ll;'' l*h*r>c\ *' cf iIk' Hall cf.VftJrri'P ,M»rr, in tin riii»fffil.r of •* C*Tn>n>lc<*. *t llip IVftiil 111 On- Artliai'pl. *• i-D 11^''.*’ In l^SB i* rnjoiTi! (if,) i—" J» •' t!if Tr»tjboV BK* four in llm fir-'inr wlilch*f« '* coRtn’iioii fpllo-wtuK l»cliJ|; followfil Ity » Jr^rnjilico cf llii* wliol? of ll>f rflJffJO JiblocWlBinrHl th<'rtrin, TJi'-n fillow* ftwdi.rf Ir.ter.lnry of •• JowbI* " UuiA In 1*1* A.K 1 tv) I** then, of irrlollv tl*** fftfi!** »Ulo, If" rillnfjn;; )iit*«-~ “ TJoBs* fianJ in ihf I'utlfryi" “ TbWo-cIpiIi'* fiMr.i! '• in tf <• t/W4te hiAtie i"* *‘lUnp* fcunil (n Uie kjif'i* •• mt" '•Tliiofr* f lOT,,) in lie h»Jl, i«j»l in ih" anjiier. o llif f .11 )wmK « If) of " TliStJi;* m Ujb Lilvlxn*’!* rrrJotim, * irsinUlbei Wff ;; jctCui** Rocfftiry bj lie j>ecall«rvi)' of lie lanffst).*" iM'soJJ** fnfjf, f^ta oua jun ft clta. Item, •* erptiw TOfa', entn It *ff»ir»lfe • enta w»,ir,.s nw-ftlo, Ilffn. r( flee/; tj ** .itf+Kf. lifsn, GWttii jirti ftnu* eaWtiwl*.. ** K'^n, tw a eerfftifo— /nUjjfMs, ll/fn. unnm ** fofntn tTsra Ji jietldlt. , . , , liftti, ii *• iyrn*, et ct:n If (frtxJi* It"ra. ttfiom tn-ttlU. It"in, n•' «»,*;» e'sv ituffe ft lre» ttkllfV.t, inaaf tnftjrini’* ft inn " jiiTti. Iifto, !«•« Mc+fiT« lit UjiHiliOf, niri inl'tit '* llCTt. WW lifri, ila nlKf Ivta, “ Ii j-eifleu-lr-f. Itm. ft will ft iTftrt, ft r*.if ly*) IlfTB, ftfi ftfw t1:i ** ftl f f A-rl, *’ flfie'if (n« ffTer pnl,*’ 1) f IT ’ flcfvJff Ilf la. I t lJ*-rtt ti lien, h tyrwf »' *’ IVtUilU^fd ** f*)t~ AKi* wjtli tie Mfeiffll" o wiili tie ffrfjl Irtlfe. Alfo, C AIm, *• *it* rKa^i- ft-r If Her A)m, taie Ifyift;f-r<3n, ** Al»^, O'e Wae* norSir, filth liyf . > , AI*n, *' • (rrolifoe*, ftj.vl with tl." trifel. Al»n, ffi" Lutlr ^ Alfi^, ctH> nVimtt^T ftnl ,1 krttfT, tnf’ Urfiif «ti1 two ** rtRftll Alfiv, U ft'xse «t)TW», with li pf-nlfft. At»f, “ b »iMJu Alw, 4 Al*'t,2t^/tJ«>t-kf. AM. ** ft til"", with ft jrra:e(t). AM, ft r*eiktne*ir^wt. .M*n. '* JO iJiltr j-JillfTf. 6 »ajt"«lUr», II tJitWi. AM J3t*Jil *• I’hrort, H «l>*t I- AM. 2 ftow «l*f- ** R-iTf AM, ft £jy-fi.ilift*“l ft firT-tlnrtl Al*n,?i-»iN. • A1<.», OftnilirtuK. AM, 2 Iren wfipltt " 'fl.e fi-tJew. Ug U tl," It.ffri^fTj-, (f Uut eatt" ilsl", reef ten tJy fw-rtJntvM, of 1 1" “Tlirc* fijnnj in |l"tiallft.nj ibe ** »npt>i'Trrr»’m."— tlt"tMt'*IW«ir,‘'f»r* C",~Vil »t,nn *• rt»n " of lb" rn-Mct ii) *‘ laj-fltni*. ffftf UlM '• with ibrrJS tfitV*. Ii/'jn, f«rr tl.Wka fir lift l>j;« table. Urwn Ift^ ftrm-"* M lie teeciwl" lallea. “ ll"rt,ll«e Lirgf Jig { it 0 e latiU.tin m-w of U}*j mH cl tl TTiwu cut lunjoa, V *‘ Ottintle fiaflif, ftnit BM-ehtr t» tla Mai, uclaift, “ on ci-urntfr, *U" f.irme JnU" j»arl»f; iJert). ftnotlitr *' longer fjctre. in tin jiatUf , Two ©nilrrr.f'a. It Iftttg* •' JOf^* cf red ftay in tt" jatlrf, llfru, * rlytto tn lie *• jiftfltT, in Uy lit" tirif fiatiiryttg* lit.*' Tli"n. in two *nto< wl»V l»ler l.ftr^f ~-** It<>tn, • pryflt*! liiMr. Itmi, “ •Rrtt»"T ctfjiW^i tn tie Itayalrr" cl*tTtl»er, wjelie ** djd Jongfttu tip fftfjff. li|.lftMra wftntrng cJf th" •* Ileal, 1. ^ ll(/t '* In luK^lrr p#cf' (Ir ) ; — •' Tl.fte nm the oniftmcnU of *• tl" Cl.aje f-nityl, (r ^trittfUtci foeta, ftl iho tnul rf Illr’Jleptjrt), In nc.olJier, *» Jewel* fisnnd in tie ljwMwM>«iio*e, ft n. lllOj InencMM ** In tl" cliett of til" treaftiryi” Nloweil ly ft 1i»t t>f •* «l».lir|"» la tli» CMpel, tftnod fmm tSio rulliery ** — It fiirto rMU'nfftil,'*~ai«l later lUt« (a o. 1340, IVii), l*iCI^)nf 4«ireU,-— J<>eaUft.~ot. ijt
oarUer trolntno ora of t»»p»r. Tin oirlleit entry (on ftome fly«IfavpB at thw bcRinnin^t,) in »j>|ttrently of le-iroiin); of tlo of llcnry 7, to a intncwhat carlter date than wllel not imitrolably It* rolumc itaelf licltHtRft. It opetii witU ft lilt, in of ** Ornatnenta *' in the (.'liapel of tlic Hall of Vnlenco Jlnrjr, ffl tie UiviTfraily of Cftinlr>J(?tj wltirh »tcin», frotn lift pitagrttii'iit, to Im cttrlicr than my ftf llioe" in tlio pre* CciliOR rolntnc I it li foliawoil W »n VnrcftUiry of Col* leffo j^ntc in IMI. At fwRe I of tie sinracratinn of tie Tiiinme, tli" ‘‘ OnVniancre and ll’crc"# ” of tie I’olli'RO ioRini llU, likn all lb" anrcciHlirig Itegiitcr*, larinR. with the ricr|itiiTrf nl*ov« etated, otily the *’.kctn Col* '* Irjfn ’n for lift enirin. A ftn.'ill folio Tolume, cnnlalntiin 2bl learce of pa|>< r^ fconnl in limp pirrlment, «nl liftrirR ftolely lor it* title •' CJimrM* Aiilli^ita*." It li nnite perfect, ftiid H Iteonti fully written tlroughout, jit rercrnl licd'i ol nppftrcntly ll« cloAe of tie Jf.jl ccntnryi lot it i.i/* wl er« itpfeart lir whom, or frtna wbal eonrcci, it wba fotnpiled. It (Tinuini copiei of jwolally lieiwpen aercu and riRbt Inrvlrod clfttlere and ilcciU, ntortly e»»r ItUliujt IV'rco, win *I one time w»i a Fellow t>f tlii (WleRe.—'A li»t. nr Calrtvltr (ly no tuCMi* « cociplcU one! of tie cor.tenw ITio ctiineft •« Ittditcritnnuite, and wStbivui ftTiT eyitna, to »ll *pp"B.r»wc^, *» to eiller eelrctl'in cr I'lljeel* nr clronn’oRical ftC'inenee. On referring Vi the original tst.tt"n of Ujcier, — tie only nr;" at ful.'al.-xinKtiT of tM arilrlc* coctalned in .tine Tolnni" ire not, I find, llero to Iw met witSi Tlio rttV>- Jectft of ti" flrit few learca ftra hrra «tiljainrd j tleyan (rronptd ll.ro 0 pi ‘ont, It »li*ml I M oloerrenl. nmW JeitCrt,' (rtftn A l>> N ( th" rchtite ntimlwrf lowerCr to »«rl Idter* cMyirg roiwlderally i**-%Vtlh«ra Mar.’ »* al, lUrl of rrmlirob", to tValter de U nirierr, ai lo Woiion, Kicp John u Ihe Monbi of Hi, Augortine'e at Car lerl.tify, f.^or ClJifter»i King William to Iho Allwy ofBl, s!»ry «t Tl'miey j King JohntothoLftzan rf Fcrbatn, It'll A|tiI, in lie r.mywrof liartigti; CMfter cf King Join lo lie Clnrel of Si Jlary H OtfcriJ. remittiiff to Matter Join de Ilndeport* rent of S2 jwtveo, d«" lo him yearly from U." clnrrb t grant of Kin,r Join to Matter Wiliiem do Wrotliam. 12th May, in lip 5il year ofjii* mimi King Join to Philin. Iltlopof Ihitlam I King Jolti to linger liftcy. ConeUhio of Cheiier, ‘.'Ttl May, in ilcTtb jenrof liftrrirnf King Join lit die Church of ItCftdnig.Snil March, in the aceomi yeori King John W tie Church of Iletuling. 3nl IVlt- roary, year not ataled | grant by King Joltn to Tiiomai tie ('tiimilli. eleri., of Jai«le in Iver»iiiKton. 3rd Korem- l*er, in tic eeycnih jra»t grant If King Join to Withari I!r«wpr"nf Tftri.ntii land* inFngUnd, »j>cnficl liynamc, ‘27lh MpleRilier, In the eiitli year; Kuij» Join to (teeJl’iey Filr-l’clcr, of Ilrrklamitede (thrro Cliarten*), ^Ihl It IV, in tie foventh year, 22nd May. in the fittu yiar. Bn*I 2''ih .tt»nl in tlie liflbycari King Join to IKocia* Un'ne, grant of the ('bimberlftiiuhip, 5tl July, in tie /Sflh year i grant by King Jolm to Walter do Prevlone, of the Manor of tirlttotio, 13tli Seytctnlwr, i« (lie tilth year; King John tn ll" men oi Andorcr; lletiry 3 to tie All«y of Crclto, llth Felraary. in tho ywr of l,i« reipin King John to llo Abbot of Ctreneciier, ltay, in live fifth yca-r of bln reigtt; grant by King Join to llo Prior of Huwarfc (St. Mary tWyyy'i, in HoutUwftrk) of the laiuln of Dene, in Kent, 2f>(h ,tpril, in ih" fiftli year ) Jlcnpi 2 lo M'jlllam Turpin, prent of land* In Frorno > King John to Oabcit Tnrjiin, 14tb Auguit, in the fifth year t King John to Walter do Our* (ft note »*)« OwTra in llwact ’’>, 4tb Fcbniary, in tlo fifth year j King John to Jocelyn Pilft-IIogL, pnraon of llio Church of fitanwcU, Ilth- Mitreh, in the iiflli ytari King John to Itotiert Fita-Ilogcr, grant of the nifttioe of Iluecnton, 6lh June, (n the fourtli jtsirj 11 1*11^ (F the Heeond) lo IJoliert do Moantfiehef, grant of the \Varilen*hl}i of tho I'orcet of Kaacx, and of tho lionio of Hat ering, and other houses in the «aid forest, without dates Rffttit hy King John to the Abbot of Kirlrtall, of the manor of Oollinglam, 3rd May, in tho fthlli year of hi* yeign. On * Icioso slip between the lenrce, utllten in n kind somewhat later tbaii (he wTiltng of tho volumo itaelf, yeforcnco is msde, (In it atill later hand,) to amno Charters (not in tbia book), ex- tracted by lltchani Saint Georgo, it ia ptwsiWo lint this may have been tho twrao of tho compiler of tho jircAcnt work. ilMt, if not all, of its coati-nts arc prn- tiilly iir bo fomid elsewhere} but it deaerves, Inclined lutbink.ftTnurh Tnoro ftiaichin" examlnntiou than my brief visit would ollaiv of. ‘



Tiie following is ah extract (translated) from the Great Register, YoL I., under date 1510 In the vestibule [of the Chapel] there arc 6 chests : ** in the first, are contained the jewels that follow, ‘‘ namely : — ' ' ‘‘ In the first place, a silver cross, with an imago of ** the Blessed Virgin, and John, weighing 22 oz. Also, the foot thereof, of silver gilt, weighing, 28 oz. -Also, an image of the Blessed Virgin, of silver, with a foot ** wholly of silver gilt, with 4 precious stones, weighing 19 oz. Also, a head of one of the Eleven Thousand '' Virgins, covered with silver, with a small crown upon the head, weighing 28i' oz. Also, a jewel of silver gilt, “ with a foot; and it has a beryl in the middle, the shape of which is after the manner of a campanile, ** weighing Hi oz. Also, a tablet of silver gilt for the ** Pax, weiging 114 oz. Also, 2 wooden crosses, covered ** with silver plates above. Also, 7 chalices, the fii'st of which, the best, is gilt, wit^h a paten, weighing 21 oz. “ The second chalice, gilt, with a paten, with the image of Him Crucified inameJd on the foot, weighing 164 oz. ** The third chalice, gilt, with a paten, with the image of Him Crucified on the foot, not inameld, weighing 154 oz. The fourth chalice, gilt without only, with a ” paten, with the image of Him Crucified only on the “ foot, weighing 12J oz. The fifth chalice, wholly par- “ cel gilt, with a paten, with the image of Him Oruci- fied, lOi^oz. The sixth chalice, with a paten, parcel “ gilt, 11 oz. The seventh chalice, parcel gilt, with an “ image of HiiSx Crucified, weighing 10 oz. Also, 2 silver “ thuribles, one weighing 43 oz., and the other 38 J. “ Also, a vessel for holy water, with the asperge, “ weighing 20S- oz. Also, a small vessel for salt, with ** the image of St. James. Also, 4 silver ampoules, 3 “ of which are without the covers, weighing 144 oz. “ Also, an incense-boat, with a spoon, weighing 12J oz. “ Also, 2 silver candlesticks, weighing 45 oz. Also, 2 “ others, of copper. Also, one ewer, silver gilt, with “ a cover, weighing 194 oz. Also, one smaJl bell of “ silver, weighing Si oz. Also, one corporal of best “ quality, the gift of Lady Eytzhugho, with her arms' “ thereon. Also, 2 corporals of gold and red cloth ; “ and other two of gold and blue cloth. Also, other two “ of gold , work ; one of which 'has the image of Him ** Crucified, and the other the imago of the Saviour “ with the imago of Mary. Also, other 2 with the arms of our Lady the Foundress on the one side, and “ figures on the other side ; the one having the Saluta- “ tion of Mary, and the other the Nativity of ChTfst, •with Joseph and Anna. Also, other 2 of white silk, “ with gold birds on one side, and black velvet on the “ other; and all these have linen cloths within, and “ the best has 3 cloths. Also, a new corporal, the gift “ of Master Feuterer, the Father [Confessor] of Syon, “ of black velvet ; and they ha*^ on the one side the “ figure of Lady Mary, and on the other the Five “ IVounds of Christ ; they have also 3 corporal cloths. “ Also, an excellent Missal.” I have here to express my thanks to Dr. Ainslie, the Master of the College, for his courtesy in giving me the opportunity of inspecting these documents; the pains 'Nvhich he has expended upon arranging the muniments of his College— the labour evidently of years — ^have already been brought under notice, but cannot be too highly commended. To the Reverend J, Power, Fellow and Tutor of the College, I am also under great obliga- tions, for the readiness with whi6h he placed his valuable services at my disposal, and gave me every facility, at almost a moment’s notice, for collecting the materials for this Report. Hexey Tho^^ias Riley.

Camkidge. — Queens’ College. The following volumes are described in the order in which they were taken by me from the shelves of the study in the President’s Lodge. A Book called “ Computus Finalis,” 1532-1716, with the title written above, in an old English hand, — “The “ final accomptes of Treasorers of this College, 'and “ Debits (apparently) of the same.” A folio paper volume of 190 pages, bound in limp parchment, entirely devoted to College accounts. A hook apparently without a title, but what may be termed a '* College Register/’ from A.n. 1628 to 1864 ; a folio paper volume of about 300 pages, bound in limp parchment. It is prefaced by severid pages containing lists of the large collection of plate then in the possos- aiou of the College, beginning 5th of October 1615, and

occasionally stating in whose hands, among the Presi- dent and Fellows, the\ several articles then were ; ^vith an Inventory of Furniture in the President’s Lodge in 1617. There are some curious entries in this volume, which bear reference to the theatrical representations so common in the University in those days. — (Polio 0 h), Jan. 4, 1636. Taken out of the’ Treasury to be ayred, “ My Ld. Feilding’s suit; a gray stuff suit^ the Para- site suit ; a green suit with red tape' lace ; Phoebus’ “ mantle ; 3 hatfcs ; two Nun’s habits ; 2 payrebf shoes ; “ 2 coates of stayned callico. ^ A pickadiliy, a vizard, “ a payre of gaiters. Bootes with red ribbons. — Joseph “ Plum,. Ricbard Bryan, Antonie Sparrow.” In tue next page, folio 7a — “Delivered out: Ld. Fielding’s “ cloak ; Grumio’s cloak; Ryley’s cloak ” {vnn through with a pen); “the gilt turkey coat, Jan. 20, 1637.” In folio 9 — “ Lent to Mr. Connoway at Hinckston, “ FDbL20, 1638, for Lady Hind. — MyLd. Fcilding’.^ suit and cloak, roses and garters. Mr. Hastings’ “ green sattin suit. A white branch sattin doublett. “ Phoebus* robes, two plumes of feathers. The tawn^-^ “ guilded coat j” — and below, — “This particulars were “ retiired into the Treasury, March y*" 10th, 1638.” Though it is essentially a business book, there are some curious things in the earlier part of this volume, as illustrating the manners and usages of the earlier part of the 17th centm*y. The name by which the volume is now known, I Avas afterwards informed by Mr, Searle, is “The Sealing Book.” Auditors’ Book (1), 1534—1546; a large folio volume, bound in limp parchment, partly paper, partly vellum, of about 200 pages ; giving accounts of College rentals and expenditure. Under the latter, there are a few items illustrative of the customs of those times. Auditors’ Book (2), Michs. 1546 to Michs. 1548, and Michs. 1553 to Michs. 1558; a large folio, bound, in limp parchment, partly paper, partly vellum, of about 100 pages. Of similar character to the . preceding volume. The contents of both are beautifully lyritten, probably by a professional hand, . Auditors’ Book (3), 1558-1609; a folio volume, in limp' archment, containing 329 leaves of. paper. A similar ook to the preceding ones. Auditors’ Book (4), 1610-1772 ; a folio volume, in limp vellum, containing about 250 leaves of papei'. Commons Book, beginning in 1636, and coming down to the time of William and Mary. A small folio paper volume, in rough calf, containing about 300 pages, half of them filled. There are some interesting entries in this book, as to the diet and usages of those, times. A list of doles and charities, given by common sub- scription of the Fellows, apparently in the latter > part of the reign of Charles the First, contains many entiles shewing the distracted state of the country at that period. Bursars’ Book, 1625-1637 ; a small folio volume, in limp parchment, containing about 50 leaves of paper, two- thirds filled. . An octavo volume, in limp parchment', containing. 32 leaves of vellum, including those with later entiles. It.s title, on the reverse of folio 1, is — “ Inventoriuin om- “ nium et singulorum bonorum Collegii Reginalis Can- “ tebrigiffi, factum eb.renovatum ibidem per Andream “ Dokefc, Praesidentein ejusdem, prime die mensis Sep- “ tembris anno Domini mill, cccclxxii.” , Its contents are, — first, an Inventory of the College Library; then, at folio 9a, a list of the chalices, silver and silver- gilt; a silver watcr-pot, with silver asperge, or sprinkler ; 2 silver candlesticks, parcel gilt, and 2 silver cruets ; folios 9 h and 10, a list of vestments ; folio lla, “ Bona “ et jocalia promptuarii.” — Goods and jewels in the steward’s room ; folio 11 5, a list of cloths and dinen. Folio 12 5 ends with (translated): four “sawsers” (salt-cellars) of pewter, one covered, and tlirce withoiit covers ; 2 candlesticks of latten ; 4 basins of latten 2 ewers of latten. Folios 14-19 contain lists of Bene- factors. In folio 20 there is an Inventory of “ Thinges “ in the Chappell,” 16th September 1580; followed by an Index to the contents of the whole volum^, made at about the latter date. . • , , Bursars’ .Book, commencing in 1613; a small folio volume, of about 80 leaves of paper, of litttlo value for its entries. ^ ^ ^ “ The Foundation of the Universitie of Cambridge, “ ivith a ‘Catalogue of the Principall Founders mid- “ Speciall Benefactors of the Golledgcs,Pabhko Schools, “ and Libraries nowo in the same. And the names of “ all the present M“. and Followcs of overie partictilar Oolledge. Together with the Number of Magis- “ trates, Govornours, and officers. thereunto belonging, “ and the tqtall number of students nowo residing in “ the same. Collected November the 10th, anno 161S,-

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iimuy volinnos iVom a.d. 1033 down to the prosont time, with an hiatuK, however, in consequence of the discon- Wuance of such subscriptions,* in the time of the Com- monu'calth. Subscript! ones Conformnntimn.’’ A thin folio paper Yoluino, beginning A.i). 3 002, and containing Subsunp- tions oil admission to University offices and fellowships. A collection of State Letters, in the form of tran- scripts, from the Government to the University, and from the Government to foreign States and potentates, beginning at the 3Gth century. One volume of original Letters of the times of Uliza- both and James, partly addressed to the University, and partly of a miscollaneous nature ; from Lord Burleigh and other ministers. Those letters fire carefully in- ‘^doxod. Their contents seem to bo curious in the ex- treme, and they are probably of high historical value. Boyal Mandates 4’roni a.d. 1058 to 1808. A Begister of the Mandate dcgi'ccs conferred by order of the Sove- reign. Stohys’s Book; a Vado Mcoum of iniscollaiioous matter, compiled for his own use by Ilegistrary Stokys. A collection of letters, in the sbape of transcripts, by tbc hand of Jolm Jogon, Master of Bonnet (or Corpus Chris ti) College, during the years of his Yicc- Chan- cellorship, A.D. 1590, 1597, and 1000. A collection of Inventories of the cflccts of momhors deceased within the precincts of the University, from A.D. 1500 to 1729; iu the course of being bound up in volumes under*lho supcrintcndcnco of the Begistrury, Two volumes of papers relative to the conduit, sowers, draining, and \vatcrcourscs, iu Cambridge and the vici- nity, beginning at the Jtli of Charles 1, a.d. 1028; col- lected and bound together under the superintendence of the Begistrary. ITino volumes, in folio, of Miscellanea relating lo the University', beginning at the latter part of the 10th centuiy. These volumes have been arranged and bound under the supcrintcndcnco of the jiresent Begistraiy, and I learn from him that he has materials, partly arranged in dmwors and partly in bundles, sniUcient probably for forming 50 more such volumes. In this collection a large quantity of matter is to ho found that is curious, no doubt, and probably valuable, in a histo- rical ijoint of view. Youchers of the Yice-Chancollor*s accounts, bundles of papers in boxes, beginning at a.d. 1558. A7ith the exception of the Charters of the University, the earliest of *vvhich hears date a.d. 1260, there seem to be no records, papers, or documents, in existence, of an earlier date than the 15th century. It may bo not out of place to add, that some little information, in roferenco to the University papers and documents, will be found iu Report of the Cam- bridge University Commission, 1852, p. 71. I have to offer my best thanks to my learned friend, the Begistrary of the University, for the pains ^Yhich lie so readily bestowed in going over these volumes .severally with mo, and for the fullness of the informa- tion which, in the limited time that I had at my dis- posal, he was enabled to afford me. The volumes and papers, I should add, are in an excellent state of preservation, and, thanks to the industry and judgment alike of the present Begistrary and his immediate predecessor, the late Reverend 3. Bomilly, Fellow of Trinity College, leave nothing to be desu’ed as to their classification and aiTangcment. Hekbv Tuojias Riley.

Cambridge : St, John^s College. The yarious volumes and collections arc noticed in the order in which they were shown to me by the Rev. J. E. B. Mayor. The Boke of the Bevestrie. — paper volume in folio, mxich injured by damp ; setting forth the vestments, plate, jewels, and ornaments, which belonged to the revestrj', or sacristy, of the private Chapel of Lady Margaret, Countess of Richmond and Derby, the Foundress of the College ; vith marginal notes, stating into the hands of what jiersons or societies' the various articles came after her decease. There is a note,* of almost contemporaneous date, wTitten on the first page, and in a Puritan spirit, probably, of noe use.’’ Tlie contents of the volume, however, are curious, and of considerable interest. See page 3,posf.- Many Lease-Books, or large folio volumes- of college rentals, beginningat the year 1511.

A small volume of sums received from manors, farnis, and pensions, beginning also at 1511. . Class A, in Drawer 0, iri tiie College IVcasury, consists of various deeds connected with the former Monastery. (for a prioress and nuns) of Lillccherche, afterwards Heyham, in the .county of Kent. It was dissolved in 1519, and before the Gcncnil Dissolution of the Monjusterics, owing to the incontinence of its inmates, it is said. Osprmge, in Kent, and Bromchall, in Berks, were also other monasteries dissolved about the same period ; the lands of all three of them being granted, as an endowment, to St. John’s College. Among these documents is the original grant of King Jolm, in the third year of his reign, of the manor of Lillcchcrchc to the Abbey of St. Mary of St. Sulpice, ** and the Prioress and Nuns, &c. ;” also a Bull of l^pc Alexander 3, eanctioning the foundation of the Priory of Lillccherche, in the dth year of his pontificate; and a Bull of Pope Martin 5, date 1520, containing a letter of licence for appropriating the foundations of tlie houses of Lille- chcrchc and Bromelmll to the foundation of St. John’s College ; also, a thin folio volume of deeds as to the appro- priation of Lillcchcrchc, or Heyham, to St. John’s College; and the Inquisition held by jurors on the decease of the last prioress, finding that there were but three nuns left. Some of these deeds have been used in Dugdale’s Monnsticon.” AVith the Inquisition last mentioned, is bound up an Inquisition held at Windsor in the 13th of Henry 8, as to the Priory of Nuna at Bromehall, in Berks; to whose possessions the foundation of St.John’s College succeeded. Inquisition the same year, at Guildford, reciting that at AVindsor. At Henley, the some year, n reciting that at AA’indsor, At Salisbury, the same year, reciting that at AVindsor. : Inquisition held at AA’’itham, in Essex, referring to the previous Inquisitions held as to He^’ham or Lillccherche. A folio volume of 18 parchment leaves, relating to the impropriation of Heyham. A Mortuarj' Roll, in favour of Ampelissa, a deceased prioress of Lillccherche; she is styled ‘^Amphelicia ” in Dugdale, where she is said to have lived in the time of Edward 1, This roll is inscribed on a series of membranes, probably from 50 to GO feet in length, and contains a formula in three lines, signed (generally on the obverse of the membrane, hut sometimes on the reverse as well) by no less than 303 religious houses in England at that period, and settuig forth that the deceased shall have the benefit of their respective suffrages from that jieriod. Other Mor- tuary Rolls have surxrived to these times ; hut it seems probable that no one of such magnitude us tliis — ^in the most perfect condition, too — ^is .now known. It will pro-, bably be of no little utility, from the fact of its setting forth what was the current style of xvriting in each religious house at the close of the 13th century. I'he variations and contrasts in this respect ai*c remarkable in a high degree. Letter of Licence as to the alienation of the Priory of Ospringe for the benefit of St. John’s College, in 1519. Grant of the Hospital of Estbrig in Canterbuiy to the Priory of Ospringe, ;33rd Henry 3 (a.d. 1249). A series of renunciations by, the remaining nuns of Heyham, or Lillccherche, in 1521 and agreement, in the same year, by the Prioress of St. Helen’s, Bisliopgate, in Londpn, to take one of them into that house. Computus rolls of the Priory of Lillecherche, of the 2nd 9th, 11th,' and 12th Ring Henry 4, with those of a great number of other dates, some later, and some perhaps earlier. Letter of Licence,' dated the 7th August, 1st Henry 8, at Otford in Kent, for the dissolution of the old Hospital of St. John at Cambridge (a Prioi^’’ of .^ugustinian Canons), and the foundation of the new College in the place of it. In a massive old iron chest in the College Treasury are contained numerous documents and deeds of the ancient foundation of the Hospital of St. John the Evangelist ;• among them are — ' - * ^ A Computus Book of the old Hospital, 2nd Richard 3, thin paper, quarto. Its matter is interesting in • reference to the diet of that time. Another Computus Book of the old Hospital, <. a.d. 1505- 1510, the last years of its existence, a paper'quarto. ' A Brief from Y^illiam, Bishop of Sabina, in the foiirth year of Pope Innocent 4. (a.d. 1247), soliciting the alms of the faithful in favour of tiic Hospital of St. J ohn the Evangelist at Cambridge, which u^s unable, from 'want of means, to take in all the sick poor resorting theretol In return for their alms, all givers were to have forty days’ remission from penance. -d © A small. long paper book of accounts of the Fnory of Lillecherche, or Heyham, from the Feast of the. Annuncia- tion in the 24th year of Henry 7 M twelve - months (a.d. 1509-1510), ‘


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76 ailSTOKlCAL MANUSCUIPTS the contynjrhoT^'sc, the clok howse in the gret tower, < the koehvnc, the wette larder, the Quene’s chambre, the wardrobe of the beride, the clerk of the kychyn’s chani- “ her, tiarry Cieggc's and . Why tyng ton’s chamber, the greie parlour, the wel by the syde the bakhows.” Men- tion is made also of making of two penttes ” for*' vyneger and allegcr,” meaning probably t\vo pent-houses on which to ^ct wne and ale, for turning them, by aid of the sun, into vinegar and alegar, n name still known in Lanca- shire, 'Ike accounts given of the fitting up of flic ladies’ chambers and other apartments are of singular interest. A thin paper folio volume, containing the wardrobe accounts ‘‘at Coleweston,” on the 21st August, 15 Henry 7, In it is set forth a list of cloths, "new and broken,” and consisting of gowns of various kinds, and rerhnants and jiieces of cloth. A thin paper quarto volume, setting forth " I'lie Chapel " Stuff” of Lady Margaret’s Chapel. It contains a curious, and indeed nscfnl, inventory of the furniture and books then in ecclesiastical use. A small folio paper volume, containing the account of James Clarcll, cofferer to Lady Margaret, from the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 13th of Henry 1, to the 12th of January', 14th of Henry 7 : its contents are very curious, A folio paper volume of the first year of Henry 8, con- taining the accounts for labour and .material in the building of Christ’s College, Cambridge, under the heads, among others, of "laborers, thakkers, and bricklayers;” a volume of considerable iiiterest. A paper roll, in remarkable preserv’ation, of all the officers and servants " of the Queen’s household.” Pro- bably, Elizabeth, the ndfe of Henry 7, is the Queen here meant. A thick small paper folio volnme, setting forth payments for timber and ironmongery for building purposes, in the 19th and 20tli Henry 7. A folio ])aper volume, mutilated, setting forth the account of Myles Worsley, "clerk to the Countess” in the 20tli, 2 1st, and 22nd years of Henry' 7. Its pages contaii\ the rejmated signatures of Lady ^Iargai*et. A paper volume, giving the account of James More, clerk , of the works at Collyweston, 18th, 19th, and 2()th Henry 7. Its contents are of interest, in reference to the then prices of laboxir and material. Computus Roll of William Bedell, treasurer of the household to Lady Margaret, 21st and 22nd Henry 7* A thin paper folio volume, with the following title : — " Valores omnium et singulorum dominiorum, castrorum, " maneriorum, villarum, terrarum, ct teneinentorum, ac " aliarum posscssionum ibidem, qure nuper fuerunt prjc- " nobili Margarctas, Comitissm luchmondiie ct Derbyaj, " a vim Domini Regis nunc, a festo Sancti Michael is " Arclmngcli anno regni Regis ^rredicti iindecimo, usque " idem festum extunc proximo Knno ejusdem Regis duo- ** dccimo, in civeuitu Gcorgii Quarles, Auditoris dictl " Domini. Regis ibidem,” On the inside of the cover is the following note, written by Baker, the antiquary, for- merly Fellow of St. John’s College : — " Donum ornatissimi " viri Jacobi West, Armigcri. — Bought at Mr. Le Neve’s " Auction, who having been employ’d in the Exchequer, " I very much doubt had borrow’d it from thence with some other MSS.’ in that catalogue. ^ Mr. Le " Neve has left such a character behind him, as very' much " confirms this suspicion.” This is a register of lands in various counties belonging to the title of Richmond, and which Henry 8 aftem'ards took into liis own hands, contrary' to the disposition made in the Countess’s will, and to the great loss and detriment of her foundation of St. John’s College. This Registcrprobably' once belonged to the Exchequer, as above suggested. In Class A, Drawer, jM, — a Cartulary of the Hospital of St. Maty at Ospringc, in Kent, in 8vo. shape, and probably written in the early part of the reign of Edu'nrd 1 . U contains l‘f8 charters ' and deeds on 80 folios, the last folio being lost. In Class A; Drawer N, — two surrenders by John Under- hill, Muster of the Hospital of St. Maiy the Virgin, of Ospringc, commonly’ called "McscnDeii,” with pendent seals, and both executed in the 7th year of Henry 8. Copy of the charter (date 128.3) by which Hugh de Balsham, Bishop of Ely, separated the Scholars of St. John's llospitnl, in Cambridge, from the Cnnoti'J, and removed the scholars to his new fotuidation of Pcterhousc, IJeence bv Hugh, Bishop of I’My’, to Geoffrey de AUher- hethe, W.aruen, and the Brethren of the Hospital of St, John in Cambridge, to find a chnplnin for the Chapel of St, Mary' in the Cliureh of St. Sepulchre (the Round Crunch) ut CiiTubridge. A fiihall folio paper hook, J’omewhat torn, containing — "all such sums of money ns my ma5tcr(Dr. Metcalfe, third " master of St. John’s* College) hath ix^ccyvcd and pay d

COiVI3II8SlbN APPEMllX. > " for the buldyng of mjr Lord of Rochestre chapel!,' the " xvij. day of August m the xvij. yere of . King " Henry' VUL”; in the writing of a clerk of Dr. Metcalfe* At the other end of this volume is an account by Dr. Metcalfe of receipts and payments by him in the 16th,*^17th, and 18th y'ears of Henij 8. Ibe chapel here .mentioned was afteru'ards known as " Fisher’s Chantry ” or “ Chapel/’ and was situate on the south-east side of the College Chapel of St. John's, which.itself was finished in 1516. This book is full of ]}iiilder’s accounts, of a very interesting character. A small folio paper volume, covered with parchment,. of the 15th and IGth Henry 8th'; being a journal, or diaiy, containing an account of the daily expenses, of, perhaps. Dr. Metcalfe, Master of tlie College. It is full of interesting items and curious matter ; but was most probably kept by his secretary’, for, thoiiglr well written,, the spelling is sin^larly' bad, even for those times; indeed the .following entry' say's as much: — "Item, gyfy'n to pore folke betwyn " Polks and Westmy'nster, obol. My' master’s brckfnst at " Westmynster, 4\ obol.” The price paid to the barber for shaving him, was one penny’. • , " A paper folio volume ‘of the 1 7th and 18th Henry 8, containing the receipts and jjayunents of Dr, Gabriel Metcalfe. It is a similar journal to the preceding one, and no less interesting in its contents. Possibly the preceding volume may' bear reference also to Dr. Gabriel Metcalfe, and not to the Master of St. John’s College, whose Christian name was "Nicholas.” • , , . A large quantity' of receipts, mostly signed " Jd. Roffensis” (Bishop Fisher), as acting executor of the Countess of Richmond, Among them is ; — " iteni, for maky'ng of the " comcn scale to ray' Ladyes College of St. John’s ; first, " for gra^-yug of the said scale xxvi®. viij'^. Item, for silver " for the said scale, iiij. xmces and a quarter, and xiiij*. ii*'. / Jo. Roff., summa cxP. x^.” The following item is also of interest ; — " Be hyfc knowen to all men.. that I Johan Wolf, " setezen and peynter of London, hath reseyvyd of the " executors of tlic most iiobell pryncy'sMarget, late Countess " of Rychmont and Derl)y, gran dam to our Soveran XiOrde " Kynge Hary the for a full contentacyon 'of,my " deuty for mukyng of xxxui. skochans in mctall for pal, " with a croundall, and Ixiiij. in colors, by the handy's of ** Syr Thomas Mawdyslcy iii”, vi*. viij’^, the ferst yer of " the reyne of Kyng Hary' the the second day' of " October. And for a more witness, I the seyd J’lian bathe " 'writen thy's bydle with my' hand and suhscryby'd my liatnc, " Per me, Johan AVolfe,” " We approve the deliverance of " the sayde — inavkcs unto the sayde paymtour. Jo, Roff., " Henry Hornby’.”* This account uorc reference, no doubt, to the funeral obsequies of the Countess. Old copy of an award made by' Hugh (de Balsham) Bishop of Ely, on the occasion of a disj)utc between the nuns of St. Rhadegund and the Hospital of Sf. John, whereby' he enacts that for the future the liospit.al shall have one bell only’, and no font except in cases of emer- gency, and that the alms of the faithful there given shall go to the Church of All Saints. The serv'ants of the hospital lire also to receive the sacrament at the four principal festivals in the year. . ^ Several receipts given for Peter’s Pence : one signed by Peter Vannes, Latin Sccrctaiy to Henry 8, dated (Jth Feb- ruary' 1523; another by’ Sylvester dc ilius, London, l/th February’ 1522, sub-coIlcctor for the Pope; Archdeacon Metcalfe having collected the money', by' virtue of his office, and obtained tliese receipts in return. Also another by’ Peter Ynnncs in 1529, and others signed by’ dc Kins in 1523 and 1526. There arc probably few receipts for Peter’s Pence, collected in England, of a later date. A large sheet of parchment, fluted in the 2nd of Henry 8, being a full statement of account, in a tabular form, by' the executors of Lady Margaret. The sum total of thcrcceinU is named at 13,723/. 13s. 2f/., and of the payincnts 11,143/. 19,^. fild. and ^ of one farthing. A very large folio paper volume, containing a detailed statement of the accounts of the executors of Lady Mar- garet down to the 24th of January, 2nd of Henry' 8 (a.i). 151 1). This is a document of singular interest ; and >Ir. ^layor agrees wi ill me that it well deserves a strong and ornamental binding, , A thin ])apcr folio of large size,, containing an Invcntoiy' " taken of tlie stuff nppertaymyng and belonging t(# my Lady’.s Grace, inodcr to the right excellent nry'nce, etc., on the 28th of October, 2 1st of Henry 7« This is a clear and full copy from several of the other documents before mentioned, finely' written and in excellent preservation. Among the many' articles io be found enumerated in H nrc' mentiQned~-'"ari’as, counterfett arras; newe verdoura; the " bcconde verdonrs, olde verdours ; !>eddc3 of fyn arras and " counterpoyntes ; bctldis and counterpoynlca clothe of " gold .nnd silke; beddis of red .snye; counterpoymlex nf " tyne orma and verdemra ; countcrfwyntes of coiinterA’d

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.niSXORIOAI. aiANUaCKIPTS - add, that Dr. Cookson requested inetO'Dear jn imuu mat any document jn the possession of the College would at any time be open for inspection for the purposes of this Commission, should such in- spection be desired. , . (A second Report on the records ..of this College will be found below.) ' . Henry Thomas Riley.

Cambridge : St. Peter’s College. — Second BEroRT. Since writing my former Report I have had an oppor- tunity of examining the earliest “ Oomputi,” or Bursars’ Bolls, now in the possession of this College, Those of the earliest date, prior to a.d. 1374, arc known to have perished by fire some centuries since, about a.d. 1420, it is said ; and the College is now in possession of three Bursars’ Bolls only belonging to the 14th century, those for the years 1374-5, 1388-9, and 1396-7 ; after Ihc year 1400 the series is nearly complete for a long period of time. On. examination of the earliest of these three Bolls, the particulars of all of , which are of great interest, as throwing light upon the requirements and usages of scholastic life at that period, I noted' down the following extracts ; — This Boll consists of two membranes, with the fol- lowing heading : — Compotum Magistri IVilf. Irby, “ incipiendo a Pesto S*. INIich^ anno Domini 1374 usque ad annum revolutum, do bonis omnibus Domus “ Sancti Petri medio temporo receptis.” The Beceipts » arc under the following heads : — “ De Thesauro ; De “ Tryplowo ; Do Ecclesia (the Church of St. Peter at Cambridge, no^w Little St. Mary’s) ; DcoimEe pree- “ diales et personales ; De Bedditibus, Beceptis, et Pensionibus; De Moleudino Begis; Do Molcndino Episcopi (these payments are in flour and maslin from the Mills at Newnham) ; Bcccpta do pistrina “ in furfure (from* the public bakehouse in meal) ; Becepta de pistrina in sogisterio (in grains after “ brewing).” The payments are under the following items : — “ Staurum emptum ; In reparationc domorum, videlicet, aulre et aliai’um camerarum tegulatarum ; ‘‘ Beparatio pistrinre; Beparatio botleria3 ; Expensse novie domus juxta Cornwale (a locality near the Gol- “ lege, belonging probably to a family of the name of “ * Cornwale’) ; Expensaa Ecclcsia3 ; Expensa3 minuta 3 ; ‘‘ Expensao foraneas ; Expensa) per annum in orto.” Among the many payments mentioned in this Boll there is a charge — ‘‘In xiiii nlnis panni linci pro “ duabus mappis ad altam mensj^, pretio nlnaa, vii d., “ --yiiifi. iif/. Item in caragio ;^scium de Londoniis, “ -sdiid.” Among the “Expgnsoe foran^ae,” — “In “ eimdo Londonias ad quaerendum aurum iii soL Item “ dedi famnlo qui ivit de Londoniis ad Magistrum “ Domus, viiirf. Item, in conductionc equi per iii “ dies, ii solidos. Item, in mittendo Domino Boberto “ Coding tone pro sigillatione cartanim, iiii sol. Item, “ Jobanni eunti apnd Hatfeld, pro laborc, viiif?. “ Item, pro expensis suis, xvid.” The Boll ends with the garden expenses of the College, which, being of so distant a date, are of considerable interest: — “Ex- “ pensae factie in orto. In cultura orti cum aratro, “ et seminatione, xvic?. In quatuor bussellis vicia- “ rum pro semine, xxiiirf. In purgatione rivarii et “orto (sic) xi 50?. In potu dato eis (sic) iiiior r/. In * “ alleo, iiii®*‘f?. Semine de cresse, if?. In semine “ petrosilli, i d. In semine de saffray (? salsafy, or “ safiron), it?. In fossura curtilagii, xii c?. In oleri- . “ bus, xd. In pdrris, xc?. In falcatione viciarum, “ iiiid. In ‘paidnge’ de croco, xxd. Item, pro “ 'paryng’ alterius loci, iiiid.” This Boll also enters iiito 'considoi’ablc detail as to the various materials then used in building, and the wages given to the several classes of workmen connected with it. The Second Boll (1388-9) consists of two membranes. The Beceipts are under the following heads : — “ De ** Ecclesia de Trippelowo ; Do globa Ecclcsifc do Hyn- louc; De Ecclesia Parochiali Cantcbrigiie ; Decimal “ garbarum ct molendinornm ; Decimro bosci ct feni ; “ Decimte personales ct Legationes ; Dccima) lanre et “ agnorum ; Decimro pisarnm, Incbis, et ovornm et py- “ rorum; Dccima) pullarum gallinarum et columba- rum, porccllamm, aucainim, et anatum; Bedditus et rccoptic ; Bccopta dc pistnna ct orto; De- “ navii rcccpti ; Stanrum venditnm.” ' The account of expenditure in this Boll has seemed to me of such remarkable interest that I have transcribed it in full,

,OOMAIISSION APPENDIX. the ti’anscript being annexed to this Beport in the form of an Appendix, Under the head of “ Beceipts ”.in the Boll an early mention is made of Heniy Beaufort, son of John of Gaunt and Katherine Sv'ynford, and afterwards Bishop of Winchester and Cardinal of St. Eusebius : — “Item de>xx5. receptis de Henrico Beaufoi't, pro pon- “ sione camorco sum.” There seems to have been only one other member of the , College , in residence at this period, not on the foundation, apparently a Bachelor of Ai’ts, and paying for his chamber one -third of the sum which Henry Beaufort pays:— “Item, do vis. viiifZ. “ receptis de Domino Hicholao Myles pro pensione “ camera) sum.” Prom the. absence' of title or qualifi- cation to. his name, Beaufort was at this time probably an undergraduate. . . . , The Third Holly slightly mutilated through damp, has for date November 1396 to Easter 1397, being, the account of Master William Cavondysslie, Bet^yecn these dates, the Master of the College, John do Newton, resigned, Cavendyssho being his successor. The Cam- bridge University. Calendar is therefore in error in giving 1395 as the date ^ of Cavendysshe’s accession to the Mastership. In this Boll, which consists of t^vo membranes, like the others, there is a, very long ac- count of the expenses that had been incurred in a suit bet^vecn the College and the Bishop of Ely (John Pord- bam) as to the appropriation of the Bectory of Hynton ; from an item in which it appears that Henry Ohicheley (afterwards Bishop of St. David’s and Archbishop of Oanterbmy, and the Pounder of All Souls’ College, Oxford) was advocate for the College in the suit: — “ Item, de vi 5.viii d. datis Magistro Hemdeo Chechellc, “ advocato Collegii in Curia dc Arcubus,” j . The following is a selection from an Inventory of tho numerous deeds in the possession of the College, which was made by Bishop Wren, when Master, about 1630; under whoso auspices the College documents were care- fully examined and assorted, being still, I am gratified to say, as carefully preserved ; an example which, in reference to the documents which have accumulated since his day, has been as zealously as ably emulated by the present Master. The deeds hero enurnerated mostly bea*r reference to the foundation, and present site of the College, while some may possibly throw light upon the early history of the town of Cambridge : — Covenant between the Brethren of St. Jolin’s at Cambridge and the Brethren of Carmel, for possession of the church, a.d. 1249. Covenant between Dame Alice, relict of John le Bus, and tho Brethren of the Penance of Jesus, at Cam- bridge, as to the place of their abode, 9 Edward 1. Bel ease by the Brethren of the Penance of Jesus to the Master and Scholars of St. Peter, of the whole of their place, with the buildings, etc., a.d. 1307. . ^ Commission by Simon, Bishop of Ely, to the Chan-' cell or and others, in a suit ns to the Church of St. Peter, between the H*)spital of St. John and, the College, A.D. 1338. Submission of the Hospital to the award, of the Bishop thereon, A.D. J 339. , Mandate of the Archbishop, in a cause as to tithes from the Mills (the King’s Mill and Bishop’s !Mill, at Newnham), with excommunication pronounced therein, after consultation with the King, a.d. 1320. Obit of Master Bobert Gilbert, Bector,of Wingc, for 20Z. given to the College by his executor, ‘ Dr. Horneby- Indenture between tbo College and Massingle of Hinton, for the building of a Library, 9 Henry 6, (a.d. 1431). . ^ Obsequies decreed to Master Tid, late. Fellow,’ who gave 10?. to this College, a.d. 1349. Perseval Shane, Fellow, admitted as a brother of the House of St. Antony, in London, linder the seal of that house. ’ n ' Indulgence for the Chapel of St. Lucy at Cambridge, A.D. 1245. — “It occupied part of the ,presbnt sito of the “ College.’* (Note by Bisbop liYren.) Obligation .of tbe Provincial Prior of the Pi^nancc, and the Prior and Subprior ' at Cambridge, with ihVee other sureties, in the sum of 50?. to iTohn le Bu5*; with submission to tho iudgraent of the Church, a.d* 12G3. ^ JDoenments hearing onorc inmediaie reference to the ' . ' foundation and site of ilie College. Charter of Amortization as to the rae-ssungo of John do Horwardsfcok and John de Lyoling, tho same being bold in chief, in btirgagc, b}' tho rent-service of one penny, and which the Brethren of the Penance formerly . inhabited; and as tO' another messuage,' of Bichcr do

nisTonraUi HAKtrscKii'TS commissiox appendix.

80 Harife. Item, dc xviiif?. Eolutis pro factura Iibraram cervo ad Pestum Pnnficationis Bentas Marin?. Item, dc xii tL solntis pro factura xii. librarum cone, aPesto Conceptionis Bcatm Mariro nsque adYigiliam Sancti Michaelis. Item, do^ ii (7. solutis pro fnetara iiii. librarum ccra? dc ma^is caudclis, per idem tem- pus. Item, dc ix d, solutis pro vi. libris candclarum do fcepo. Item, dc ii s. iiiid. solutis pro ii scuagiis ecclesia? pnodicUc. Item, de xii d. solutis pro procura- tionibus cjusdem. Item, dciis. ixd. obol. solutis pro iii. lagenis ct diraidia, et una quarta, vini, expciisis in ecclesia a Festo Sancti Michaelis usque ad Pestum Pasclue tunc proximo sequciis, pretio lagcnre ixr7. Item, de riii d. solutis pro una lagena vini, expensa in ccclesia in Die Pasclim, circa Coinmunioncm parocliia?. Item, de iiii s. eolutis pro cirpis ad ecciesiam, pro toto anno. Ttcm, de ii s. iiii f7. solutis pro iiii lagenis vini, expensis in ccclesia a Festo Paschie usque ad Yigiliam Sancti Michaelis, pi’otio lagenm \i\d, Summa xxi s, ii (7. obol. PxpcDsno in Aula ct in Botellaria.'—Inprimis, com- putatur dc xviii d. solutis pro lagena ct dimidia albi vini, expensis in Festo Sancti Michaelis, in pra?scntia Majoris Yilhe Cantebrigim, ct biirgcnsium. Item, dc xiid. Bolutis pro lagena albi vini, expensa in aula in prresentia Magistri AVIllelini Irby. Item, dc iiii d. obol. solutis pro potcllo vini, expenso in aula in Festo Om- nium Sanctorum. Item, cic xid. solutis pro lagena albi vini, expensrr in aula in Festo Xativitatis Domini. Item, dc xid. solutis pro lagena vini, expensa in aula in Festo Sancti Stephani. Item, dc ix d. eolutis pro Ingcna ruboi vini, expensa in aula in Festo Sancti Thoma?. Item, dc iiii d. obol. solutis pro potcllo 'vdui, r expenso in aula in Festo Cirenmeisionis Domini. Item, dc iiii d. obol. .solutis pro potcllo vini, expenso in aula in Festo Epiphaniie Domini. Item, dc ixd. solutis pro lagena vini, expensa in aula in die sequenti. Item, de ix(7. eolutis pro lagena vini, expensa in aula in Octabis Epiphaniie. Item, dc ix d. solutis pro lagena vini, expensa in aula in Festo Aimnnciationis Beata? Marire. Item, dc viiid. solutis pro lagena vini, ex- pensa in aula in Festo Paschm. Item, dc xiii d. obol. solutis pro vino per Magi strum expenso in aula in Festo Pentccostcs. Item, de xiiii d. solutis ])ro ii, la- genis vini, expensis in aula in prmsentia Domini lYil- Iclmi Bnrstall. Item, de viid. solntis pro una lagena vini, expensa in aula in Festo Dcdicationis [Ecclcsiie]. Item, de iiii Eolutis pro spcciebus, expensis in aula in exeqniis Fimdatoris. Item, do ii p. xi d. solutis pro V. lagenis vini, codem tempore expensis, pretio lagena? viid. Item, de x\d d. solutis uni ivcijfcYcr codem tem- pore, ad pra)ceptum ^[agistri. Item, dc xvid. solutis pro rcpaintionc unius murrei. Item, dc iiff. solutis pro vi. nlnis panni linei pro manutergiis, pretio ulna? liiid. Item, do iis. iiii/. obol. solutis pro v ulnis w\n\ linei pro socuiida mensa, pretio iilnn? v d. obol. tein, do iii d. .«ro m\o dirsf^ottr. Item, do xxiid. solutis ])ro una craticula. Item, dc iiiid. so- liiti-’ pro uno ftnifnoitr. Item, do vid. solutis pro emendfttione ])atelhn in coquina. Item, de xviii d.so- lulis pio ii. roJlva m pistrinn. * Item, do xviiid. solutis prfi ii politridii«. Item, dc xxiii d. solntis jiro . liguticnc eiulo.mm in ])istrina. Item, dc xvi d. solutis pro una fyna in pl‘^trina. Item, dc viiid. solutis ])ro ver'*>vnitinne molnrum. Item, dc xiid, solutis pro ii vaiigi^. Item, dc xiiii d, solutis ]>ro iii truelHs. Item, dc viii d. f(>luti'« pro ii alvearilius. Item, de viii<7, st>- luti« xini hfiTuini pro diligenlia atlhibiia circa apes. Item, dc iiii d. soluti«« pro una sera pro lio»lio granarii. Il< m. de xixif. fAluti« pro xv buitcclHset diinidio furfun^ pr<» rqtuH ^raui‘^tri, pretio buj-relH id. qnmlr. Item, do iiii d. pro iv buKcellis et dimidto sigi^torii, pro ci*"dem equip. Item, de iii (7. foluti.i pro uno alveo. Tuun, dc xvid, t^fduthj pro mnmlatinne latrinm ]>or tre*? vires. Snmma xx f. Iii <7. Ftaurntn emptum. — Inprimi^. enrnputatur dc xl ff. so- latia pro ii. rntHibun de Item, dc v^, pro cju^^d'Ui. Item, dc Ivii^. viiid. |)ro x\ mitUhn? t^'rnridlonnn. pretio milh* xviid. Item, de xiijr. vtr7. pto portagiu earUTubuu [tdcj. jirctio ruilt** tiid. elnd. qundr. Item, de viiid. .«<’nui?3 pro Item, <1^* vi ivo vi Item, d>* vif. Itbri'} pip»‘r?^. Item, d*** vjd. pro Ut.?U gdalAnU'.u pfctjA Ubnu ij d, Xtun. pn-'i vi Hbru d^ Item, de

xiii d. solutis pro uno louche allii. Item, do viii d, so* lutis pro uno bnsccllo iivanim. Item, de iii.v. solutis pro iii busccllis farinre avenariie, cum factura. Item, dc ii s. solutis pro iii. buscellis pisaritm [^sic], pix) pola- gio. Summa \h /.vs. vii d. Bedditus ct pcnsioncs solutm. — Inj>rimis, computatur do XX s., solutis Domui Sancti Johannis CanteDrigiro, pro pensionc fotius anni. Item, de iiis. solutis Monia* libus Sane to? Eadeguudm, pro redditu totius nnui. Item, de iiid. solutis !Majori villa? Gantcbrigia>, pro JIagalJe. Item, do xls. solutis Magistro Domus, pro pensione sum totius anni. Item, do iiii li, xiii s. iiii d. solutis Capellano parochiiu pro toto anno. Item,' de xxvis, viiid. solutis Johanni Spencer pro toto anno. Item, dc xiiii 5. viiid, solutis Johanni Fesaunt, pistori, pro toto anno. Item, dc vs. solutis Petro dc Coquina, pro medietate et quarterio unius p.nni. Item, de iii solutis Johanni, barbitonsori, pro toto anno. Item, de iii s. solntis Clara?, lotrici, pro toto anno. Summa x Zi. viii a. xi d, Beparatio domoriun. — Inpriinis, computatur do xs. solutis pro XX peciis mcremii, emptis in Kundinis de Barncw'clle, pro domo IVillelmi IV}Tido, pretio pccia? vid. Item, de ve. iii d. solutis pro xviii pcciis merc- mii ibidem ernptis, pretio pocia? iii d, obol. Item, dc iii s. solntis pro viii pcciis ibidem omptis, pretio pecia? iiiid. obol. Item, do iiii solutis pro xxiiii ibidem emptis, pretio pecia? ii d. Item, do ii s. vi d. - solutis pro xl duobus sp7e?d<\ro iiii bigatis nrgilho ])ro cadem domo. Item, do xlif?, vid. solutis pro viii millibus ct iii ccntcnxs do ihacch\ pretio miIlov5, Item, doxfi. iiiid, obol. hoUiIis pro portagio cjusdem. Item, dc vis. viiid. solutis uni tcctori pro tcctura domornm Bohorti Bussolle. Item, dc x^. solutis pro bituminationo domorum Willehni IVyiule. Item, do iiii d. solutis pro bituminationo do- inus JohanniH Barkcrc. Item, do xviii d, solutis uni lathamo, ])ro factura hit rime. Item, de ii e. solutis uni caqientnrio, pro hictura ojusdem. Item, dc vid. soIuUf pro clavis ad idem opus. Item, de iiid. solutis pro bituminationcejusdem domns. Item, deviiE. vid. solu- tis j)ro ill fodu^ves ca.‘mcnti. Item, dc xii d. solutis pro lortagio ejusdom. Item, do vii^. ix d. solutis uni togn- atori, pro pietura camcrarurn ot ecclesia*, pro iiii sep- timanis et dimidia ct i die ; caplcnti per i«eptimanam, cum mensa, xx d. Item, dc ii e. viii d. solutis servieuti suo, pro ii septiinauia ct dimidia, ct uiio die; capienli ' per H'ptirnanam, ad mensam. xii d. Item, de v d. solutis pro sera ad camemni Domini Johaniiin AVaytt. Item, de i d. obol. solutis pro uim cresta ad ramcnim pmdictam. Bumma xiii ?i. xvi/r. ixd. Expense npud Trtjjpelowc.— Inprirnis, computatur dc liii«. iiiid. rolutts vicario ihiclcrn, pro penriono hua totiuH anni. Item, de xxxv^. viiid. sohitU Domtvo B^gh pro medietate dccimro ccclej*tm pnndictm, ct eccte>^iu* parochia* Cantabrigian Item, de Hd, ?olnti'{ ]n*‘o una ac^|uietantia. Item, ch* xiiii <7. fU'o un?* seuagio ejn^dem eedc^m*. Item, de xii d. pro j«rocnrationibuf* fju^dcin. Item, dr xtiid. ohnj, foltitH pro una lagena ot tuia qwaria old in pra dicta*. Item, da H d. J.r«> ruba firmani. Bnmn-m v //. hit xi ehAt. Inprimi??, t'tvmpnU-t/r xd. lolnliiE pro ttspirio ct retttii/T c* quater*



writwfff It vyidpntty be\oTith of JIcnry tho Pirtli, At folio ft LoroWdic jiand begius. of proKably about tho dato lost mentioned, the Utids of liarCBtone heiofr {be subjrcl. In foJJo 4Vt, in reference to the icrviees due from these lands to the Lords of MnntCchcf , there are some curnjus particulars rcUUvo to plcmjrhinp and borrowing in those timen. I rnnT here add, lliat ll.c late Mr. Ctwpcr nviifcd ft peat ilcnl m not Imving this sintrolarly valuable botsk bv him when lie wrnto bis *' Annals of Cambridge '* The Hooka of Coimaorr. or IJoriiar** DooJes of King's Hall, from the linm of iU foundation, lUh of Kdword 3, to ilia date of iU ahsorjitmn in the new foundation of Trinity CoHcrc. at tho closo of the rcipn of King Henry tho Righth. are preterved m tho CoUege Library, to wliichtbcy have hern lately rcinored fromiheManimeiit- room-, forming 18 paper rjuarto volumes in all, Iwund in reugli fslf, wliirlj lunding, frmii thu Ululliug. htems t<* 1)0 of the ilato ICiV) to Tho first Vulnme, paper througbont, t>f ft date an di*tant as to deserrn rcniurk. ia mostly in iroo*l condition, though in many places the writing I* fMctl. and in two Or three 'Instances tlie pajwr. throiigliotil scTCrftl continuous Icavp*. is either much tattered Of almost wholly destroyed by ilvmp Him n volume coiiiUts orG-j2_pagcs, and contains tho ftccounm of the College commons and general ex{><.iiditure be- tween the llih and 2'>tU Rdward 3, aj>. 1337 to 13-51 1 bavo pretty ttircfully over the curious anil loinutu ciitric* contftincil »a the first S'J? j>sge« of this Volumd 5 but have been obliged to content myself with only the following estmets and clctails, as thniwirg light upon social life at thvi jicriod. Tlio extract j, I ahouidadd, am not taken in regular sequence, but arc culled, litre and there, in the various pages to whieh refcrcnco i« made. — Tho volumo Ijcgiiis wilb tho wceklv aecoiints of the house, throughout ilm year, for bn a J ale, kStchca, Mid “ small expcufc*.” In a later pnrt of tl,* rolujne a separato a/^c*iint it kept for turf, which ctiiltnlly constiiul d tho principal fuel, andwaslwoght by tho hundred or Iheitsand ; '‘Ely turfs," we ore told, being cuntidertd tbe best, as being cut of tho Inngesr sites. From p. Mfn.!) 1337) iho first clothing for the sehoUrt seems to have been found by tbe Prior of St Kcol’a; — '* Memoramlnm quful rccejut Mngister iln •* Priorc SoncU Kroti prti robis ct furruris xxrv‘. sco* “ larium pro anno ximo. xlil vii* iW." Tr — "Do it “ rcroelnbered iLal tho Master received from tho Prior ** of 8t Neots, for tbe robes and furs of 15 schoUrn, " for the nth year, «f. 7a 2/k’; Jo p. If) (i.n. 13.37) 'among the expenses i—" In primU, in uno cxcnnio *' misso Domino ITiomm Oroyt, Ganlcrohuno IJegis, et •• pro uno Jantaclo [sic] pro eodem." Tr, — " In the " nmi place, for ft present sent to Sir Thomas Croyii, " the King’s Wardrober, and for a breakfvit for tlio *• isiniT" — Presents to tbo Vfardrober, or keeper of the King's wardrobe, frequently occur from timo to time ‘In p. 43 (ft.li. 1338) t—'* Item, solutro [sic] laurenlto " do TalwortU pro cuUelhs ab codem cmplis in IVsio ** H ineti Petn »u Cathedra, pro Cauccllario el Teaauni- '* no, et abis eJmeisdo Curia, iris, ivd," Tr.— "Aim, '* paid to lAurenco do TalwonJi for knives iHinght of " him at tho I'cast of St rcter’a Chair, for the Clmn- " cillor and Ticasurer, and the oiln.r clerks of, the " Court, Ids. 4d " As will ho seen from future ev- tnicts, ktiirei and wine seem to hare been considered the most Bcccptablo presents for gaining the goodwill of the great and Iheir dependents ja these days. .P.47

(133.81 { — " In pikes, nnjwillis, et hftddokes, pro clericig " do Canccllaria sviul. In ri. lageuis vini, missu *' Virecomiti xd, Jii niiiilis pro topeto iiid. Tit xiij. '' ciphi*, xit, pUte«e, xii. discis, xU. Balsanir, xUid la ciiiieras pro m.ititifcrgiw xiid In i. fnortcr *rf. Itc^ " in lino f sic] ela\ o pro hoatio sponboiis [spoon-house] iif. " lU-m iif. nboK pro clavis ad vinenin. Item, icf. prp " hiikes ml hn-tinm prope rjiciunm [elcward’a rootnj, " Item, cuidivm cindeiiti piio] tiiicutn id. Itctninunn " homino opernnto nd herbariuni per ii. dies, iiid, " Ilrm in vmo pro Canonicis dc "Waltham ivs." Tr.— - " For jiikcs, eels, sml haddocks, for the clerks of the *' CTianccry, I7d Tor 2 gallons of wine, sent to the " Sheriff, lOJ Tor rings ior tho topcatry, 3d. lor Ig " cujM, 12 plaits, 12 di»her, 12 samcra [sahccllnrs], ISif. “ For canvas for finger-napkins, Sid Vor one mortar, " lOd. Also fur ft key for the door of the sjjoon-bouae, " Id. Alsnljif. for nails for the vineyard AHo lif. •• for book* to the door nevr the stcuaru's room Abo " to one pruning the vineyard. Id Also, to ft man " working in the kitchen jpirdcn 2 thiye, ,3if. Also fop ** wine for tho Canons of Whiltham, 4s ’’ Straw for tho iiall. " fitramen pro aula," and occa- ’ sionally “ ru'hes for the hall," are comtnon Items; tho former being sometime* explained as moBaiiig “ leqge," or sedge. In p. IOC {*,!) 1311). — Item In factum furnacis xif. In " cnneias pro dosser [dorser, or troll-bangings] rxiid. *' Pro facturadoiivcrxiid. Procrocndiitionouninslxikst " id. obol Pro factnri pqnimrnm pro tabulis luif, “ In oils pro anil kJ. In emendalione craticnlaruin " rgridlreiw] cl patella' iiid obul Iniino[*ic]claviiiii. " Pr<> uno mort.ano xvil. In vlrgi* et cleyo pro mnris " iiid. Ill ttramine nd pro muns Pro fjctiirn dc " manger ct rarke m atsluili xriijd I» Mpirlo id, " In iui lagcuis vim miniis Domino Juhaoni Darsy iU. " III fjiiattrjr tangardcH, qnihlict do uno potello ri^, “ In aUia[sio] ctiuccpis ixd. In nno grato xiid.^ Ifro " reiamfiono nmusgrvdcl [now ’"girdle" intfaeXorth] ' et uniu* patella* liiid. Item, m gerlcckc iid. “ roUet [cote seed] obol. In uno barwe Mid, In ‘ spire* iiiiif In platdlM et e.ruiers mid obol, Tr, — “AUn, for making the oven, lOd, For canvas " fur a dorecr, 2-’d For making the dorscr, 12d For •* mending a bucket, 1 p/ For making cloths for the n’ tahW, .‘W For a jiqC for tlm ball. Id For mending '• gndirun* and a platter, 3 Jd For ft key, 2d Forn " mortar, I5i/. Fur roils and clay for [making] the '* walls, 12d For straw for the walb. 2d, For tnakinj^ '• ft manger and rack in tho stable, ISih For paper, li( " For 4 gallons of wine sent to 8ir John Darsy, 2x, “ For tankords, each holding one pottle. Cs, Fof " garlic arid onions, Pd Fur o grate, 12d, For re- 'n pairing a giidlo and a platter, +d Abo, for garlic " 2/ For coll* see i, For a barrow, 6d Foy “ spices, td For platters and latiaer*. IJd-” 111 )i. IM (an. 1,312) — "In reparationo instru. “ inentonim cnquino* iiid In novem eypbis emptig " 111 d In rep-vrationc cistn* et >,er«roTtim vid, 1;, " cofphjnis [sicj viil Ii) reporaiione doiniis jnitti " portnm 1111* xu. obol In mattes virf. Pro cmenda. ** iioTiff cii I tel locum eoamrinf rd In x" setrpiv pr», " cclario, in matica, itid In duobits tortys [torti-cs^ ” or tiirches] viid In duoUti* sp'ulea et unum schovele " xid. In uno strej nour ii d obol quadr. lnalleisprt> " gardino. vi'iid. In pcrsily ecd [parsley seed] tiid ftj " virgu pro tnijling [trellis] m gardino xd. obol. I’ri) " stipundio gnrdiiiarii pro nil diebu* et dimidio it d, " In seruiia ct clnvibiis ibtd.obol. quvdr. Iniinatabnli^ " id obol. Ill najlia uid. In virgis pro gardiui) " iiid obo] In Bcstcllo fiicloiiiid obo). Jji monda. '• tione lalrimn ihld In pulcim* proMagistro Jobann«i “ de Chfetone rd. In reparationo eiiju-dam oIJa, “ et unum [sic] jio*iict i


“ labore suo xl^. Item solvebantur pro caviagio “ robarumiis. Pro tonsura pannixiis. In cxpcnsis factis Lojidoniis per Copbam, videlicet, • in dato “ clerico Yicecomitnin, ct in cancvas, et in trussa- iionc, et aliis, xxs., circa ’rob as. - Item Hberabantair “ Perers [aPellovr], pro oblatione Missaniin in die ** Anniversarii Domini Regis,, iid. Item libcrantiir “ Jobnimi Chancel er pro expensis suis versus Lon- “ donias, pro negotiis communibus, vi d. Pro nno ** penuario [Ppencase] dato Ingyrwortb- ixs. Item pro ‘‘ parocliianis nostris tripudiantibns ii d. In pane pro “ Kogero Springe^TS, in ingressu religionis, xiid. In uno cxbennio misso Thomm Crosse vi^. Item in alio exbennio xnisso Domino Ivoni de pljmtone " vis. id. Pro nno cultello dato Jobanni Cbosterfeld “ iiiis. vid. Item in alio cultello dato Domino Jervasio “ Baroni de Scalariis iiiis. vid. Item, in cultellis “ datis lamulis suisiis. Item in CTiltellis datis clericis “ Crosse vis. Item in servisia [sic] pro carpentariis ‘‘id. In pounsario [? a pounce-box] id.^^ Tr. — Por repairing implements in the kiteben, 3d, “ Por the purchase of nine cups, 3d. Por repairing “ the chest and the locks, Cd. Por baskets, 6d, Por “ repairing the room next the gate, 4s. 10 id. For “ mats, Cd. For mending the kitchen knives, Id. For “ a thousand of rushes for the cedar, in mats, 3d. For “ two torches, 7d. For two spades and a shovel, lid. “ For a strainer, 2?d. For garlic roots for the gardeji, ‘‘ 8d. For parsley seed, 3d. For rods for the trellis “ in the gardeb, lOid. For the gardener’s pay, 4i days, “ 9d. For locks and keys, 4Sd. For a plank of wood, “ lid. For nails, 3d. For rods for the garden, 3id. “ For making a pestle, 4id. For cleansing the latrine, “ 4d. For, pullets for Master John de Clifetone, od. “ For repairing a pot and a posnet [or basin], Id, For “ the expenses of holding an Inquisition as to the house “ of Master' Edmund de lYalsiugham, 10.9, 7d. For “ wine when Roger Spryngows entered holy orders, “ 4g. For wine and spices for Sir Henry Hingelby, “ Gid. For wine for the clerks of the Bishop of lilly, 3d. For fisli for Robert Chesterfeld, Id. “ FoV wine for the Archdeacon of Norfolk, 6d. For “ parchment and paper, 7d. For counters, 2d. Also, “ allowed to John do Hukesworthe for hire of a horse “ on busine.'^s of the communitjq Cd. Delivered to “ John the Gardener, Gd. in full payment of his salary “ for the IGth year [of King Edward 3]. For breakfast “ provided ]>y Secbcvillc, when getting owr gowns, “ lOd. E.xpcnses incun’ed by Copham, in getting “ our gowns. — first, going to London and returning, “ 2s, lOd. Also, allowed him for his trouble, 40d. “ Also, paid for carnage of the gowns, 29. For “ shearing the cloth, 129. For expenses incurred at “ London by Copham, about the gowns, namelj', a “ present to the Sheilfls’ clerk^ canvas, and packing, “ and other things, 209. Also, paid to Perers for the “ oficring of Masses on the day of the xVnniversaiy of “ our Lord the King, 2.9. Also, paid to John Chanceler “ for his expenses in going to London, on business of “ the community, Cd. For a pcncaso [?] given to “ Ingyrwortli, Os, Al.so, for the dance of our pa- “ rishioners, 2d. For bread for Roger Spiyngews, “ when he entered holy orders, 12d. For a present “ sent to Thomas Crosse, 69, Also, for another present “ sent to Sir Tvo de Clyntono, 69. Id. For a knife “ given to John Chesterfeld, Is. Gd. Also, for anothoi* “ knife given to Sir Jorvaso Baron Scales, 4s. Gd. “ Also, for knives given to his servants, 29. Also, for “ kiuvo.j given to tlic clerks of Crosse, G9, Also, for *• ale for the caupenters. Id. For a j) ounce-box [?] Id.” P. 113 (1312), among tho “Expensre forinscca^ factm “ per Magistrum,” at London, whither he had gone circa robns cl vadia,” to obtain clothing, and to get the Fellows’ pay, cither partly or wholly, from the Exchctjiicr ; — “ Item in cultelli.s etponnariis ct corniibu.s “ [inkhorns] datis amicis in Curia xviiis. ii d. JMemo- “ randnm quod post Fostum Saucti Michaelis in anno V xvi mo circa propocutionem factam pro robis no.stris dc anno xvmo, expondebantur iiiiZt. xiiiiK. id., proiit “ patot in i'
nothing -was contributed by the following Fellows, namely, Henry Gretford, Philip Stokes, John Seche- vile, IFilliam Englis ; who. hotv ever had their share “ of the gowns of the 15th year aforesaict.” In p. 125 (1342), there is an item, beginning, — “ In “ pane cfc servisia pro nonsenchiis/’ bread and ale for intncheons/’ or luncheons, [here also called “rc- ‘‘ pasts”] given to various workmen employed ** circa “ cameras.” The word nonsenchium ” is a Latinized form, no doubt, of' the old English word.“non- “ chenche,” from which (as remarked in p. 265 of the Kemoriafs of London) the words .“mmeheon” and “ luncheon ” are probably derived. In 1342 the building, consisting apparently of a former edifice, with netv chambers added, was ready, probably for the first time, for the reception of the Fellows. T'he rooms Avere allotted to them mostly in pairs, ns “ consocii ” or “camorarii,” chums or chamber- felloAVS. P. 131 : — “ Dispositio Camerariorum lacta per “ Magistimm, et per Sex, et per Coinibivam. Inprirais, " ordinanfcnr Magister lYaltcrus Milcmete ct Magister “ Johannes SaAVtry in solai'io juxta gardinum ; et in “ solario sub ois Radulphns dc Stonham, Nicolaus, Hersle, et Johannes Sturtone. Item in garito Jo- “ hannes Essex et Johannes Plumtone. Item in solario “ novo juxta gardinum Magister Johannes Glastone et “ Magister Symon Stratford, et in selario [sic] sub eiis “ Thomas Pyribroke ct Thomas Priour. Item in alio “ novo .solario proximo prredicto Magister Richardns “ Bytrynge et Richardus Ficling ; ct in selario sub “ eis Magister Robertas Byght et Johannes Pultone. “ Item in solario proximo Domimis Thomas Berkyiige “ et Philippus lYeylland, ct sub eis Johannes Perers et “ Thomas Copham. Item in alio solario pi'oximo, Ma- “ gistcr Adam lYerlyngirort et Johannes Mnltone ; et “ sub eis Ricardus Hales et AJanus Marescbnl. Item “ in solario proximo . . . Magister Thomas Paxtone et “ Magister Johannes Yekeswort; et sub ciis Dominus “ Rohertus Senky ct Jacobus Beverley. Item in ca- inera parva juxta coquinam Thomas Springhet, Alexander Sawmford. Item in camera juxta An- “ nable Pyke, Doiniims Rogenis Haili.stone, ct enm co “ Willolmus Hoktonc. Item in solario sub Custode, “ lYillelmus Bridport, Baudetj Rumseyo, YimAvort, et “ ’\Yavd.” Tr.—“ Arrangement of Chnmbcr-folloAvs made by the ” Master, and by the Six, and by the Society. Pii^st, Master AYalter Milemete and Master John SaAvtry arc “ ])laced in the sollar next the garden; and in 'the “ sollar beneath them, Ralph do’ Slonliam, Nicholas ” Hersle, and John Sturtone. Also in the garret, John “ Essex and John Plumtone. Also iu the ncAv soJlaF*” “ next tlie garden, Master John Glastouo ancl'^Mastcr ” Symon Stratford; and in tho sollar beneath them, “ Thomas Pyribroke and Thomas Priour. Alsointlio * “ other ncAv sollar next the one aforesaid, Master “ Richard Bytiyngo and Richard Ficlinge ; and in the “ sollar beneath them, Master Robert Bj’ght and .lobn “ Pultone. Also iu tho next sollar. Sir ‘Thomas Bcr- “ kynge and Philip TYcyllnnd ; and beneath them, John “ Perers and ^’homas Copham. Also in the other ” sollar next to this, Master Adam IVorlyngAVOrt and “ John Mulfcone: and honcath them, Richard Jlnlcs “ and Alan Mareschal. Also in the next sollar . . . “ Master Thomas Paxtono and Master John YekesAVorl; “ and beneath them, Sir Robert Senky and James “ Beverley. Also in the little chamber next tho “ kitclien, Thomas Springhet, Alc.vandcr SaAvinford. “ Also in the chamber next Annnblc Pyke’s, Sir Roger “ Harlistone; and Avitb him, lYilliain Hoktonc. Also “ in the sollar beneath the Warden’s [lodging], Wil- “ liam Bridport, Baudot, Rumseyo, YiniAvort, and “ AYard.” In y). 181 (k. anno 1344) there i.s another list of tho chambers and their occupants, mention being made there of one chamber as being situate “juxta gardinum “ Aiinabilla) Pyke.” This Annablo(or Annabolln) Pyke Avns a maltster, in the cmydoy of the Society, as appears * from A'avious. items in the accounts. ^ There can be little doubt that, from its* singular multiydicity of sollars, solers, or sun-ebambors Avith bay-Avindows, probably), Dxing’s Hail Avas coni- inonly known in Cambridge, at least during the 14ih century, ns “ Sollars Hall and that thi.s is tho long' sought College Avhich Geoffrey Chaucer lucnlions in the AVrc’9 Talc, as “ Solercs Hull," and of Avhleh no himself is supposed to huA'c been a member. In 1). 188 fA.i). 1313):— “Itom libwnbntmir .Tolmimi “ Pcreres])ro coinmuni candela in ccclcsia r V “ pari cultellonim datoriuu Domino .Tolmnni do Onosterr “ fold vi9. Pro uno cxiltcllo dato Domino .... EctoiiCv

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•• htit. rhi Pro iino folff-llo ilito l)o«>brii)» Pfttccftrii “ Also, for wino nt Uio time of livery of seisin, nt fto ‘‘ ini j. 17i>l nwoftcrio [troj fircr], is <1 LibemKititur “ tioueo of John Thorp, Shf,” • , “ wetie«tn»11is iu eonrivto Mnptsiri Ulcnrtli Oohlinf;* In ]>. 1*7^ (i.o. IJlo) there is &curioas item s^— •• {one lit#. iv» sijjicrtunicis w »lir«hh«» 'httlu 3/. ii wuitjinr. Of, Veut llie niinitrels at tlie feast [r » brcrMM'n'keO, CJ.** In p. 107 (1310) is n list of •* of Jt i*tcr Uiriisnl (ioldinRlnin*, 3*. Per ainnmei " ronitiones Statuiornm,” lines itiflicteil for bieaches •• '•nrtj'ites, 4f. lOr. .lit. Por a jjimn for John ile Il-'-e*, ofltm SUtntes, AImrt«t nit of the Fellows seem to have •• «’.» t»/.” Itoeti pumsheJ m their turn, and, in some inslaneea, for lnj> 117 ail the iiiemher.1, ihe “ Coitos.” IPnnlen, nr nming ili*eonl In the eommiirnty. In p. 199 (1310) >Ia early. 4 shilliitRS, nml the " 11 irbitou/or,'' Or Uarber, the In p ICd (i.i>. lJlt):^“ In %r seulcilis mnipiis ct same “ *11. ninortbna. coin salt.artja. do uSairno JsloijnoJ, In pp. S'll, 205 (the year unccTtajj) ), os also in variooi “ VI*, vmJ Item in svv, iiliiia ennabi, pro mappia other plaeca in tho volnmo, the mill ay » upon the Church '• nnl** ct inaiinterjiiis nnl i‘, ix». iiiii In jamno of St. Mary are p;ivcn in considerable detail. “ emp! • prn vestiir* Pctito U'dle (the Cook'* *ojj, now In p. tj-jil (*.1>. 1317) — "Evpcosa' f.lcl.-n perComi- •* malle hf* jii'istantj, in*, ind. Pro ono jcnuculo “ tivam [the Society] Inprimiv in perRatnewo pro •• pro Domino Phihupo de Wes tone, cl pro unn pne. “ rotulo. vnf Item in (mpino id obol Iti dooboa ** scnti in t.(«<'iba» ribi rai**»r> ivv. ud rptadr. Itt v/no " cnltclti* dills Oardcrobono el Jlafrirtro Thfwniw “ tnisio tfunrcsoori Doiiiini nostri Ilejri*. ct Domino “ lirctlwardyn [oftcrwnnls Archbishop of Cunterbnry], “ Uenrico de Isiielby. ii*. vnid. olml Pro tonsurn *• xi* In cuIUlhs datis MaRirlro Simoni de Isjep “ pat n» Wiltcinu {Ditiio IViIte, aNive mcutioneilj f»' “ rnflcrwanls Archtnshop of i’nnterhury] ct Domino “ mull coci id.” In p. 171 (131 H — " In pnmii. m ” Unvid do WuUore, xm. vid. Item pro^ espensi* “ iavhii. ortv, el *n dalo Cauonico do Waltbam ns” In p 227(1317):— “ pro demo temculionnn [tlie turf-hmisej. xmd. olad. “ In strominc, videlicet, sCRgc, vis. In uno lep [a •• In uno tanVanli xid. In clrnco per dims vice* nid. 'n ba»V.et, here lue*! fur holding turf], itiid Item pro “ In slraniino pro aulv in Ffsto NttUlis, iiud . et pro •• vino et ostreis Siib-Vicceomili et alns viiid." “ fsetnra m-apporum, nnd. Item in vasi' hjjnei*, vide. Tr — “ Expenses incurred by the Society. — First, for “ lies^t, eyphis cl disci*. xiJ, In sfieciebii*, ynf , J'm *n iHirchmetil for the roll, *W sUso, for pAficr, IJd •• (''ttfes'ere Iteirn lu rhviit iiiid., iti hoki* id “ For two knives Riven to the Wardrober and JIaster In »ti[M i>dit> tiTiitis tli.vcheri, viiid , ppt octo ditlnis " Thomas Hrr'daordTii, 11s For knives piven to “ III »tip«.nd)0 utitui Carjicntarii, pni iili.'dirbtH, iiinl " Master ^lmoIl du Ideji an*l 8ir D ivid lie WiiUore, In urn c-arj)! ntario pro eorrectioiio msRiiaj jvortn " 12* iV/ ADo, fur the exjicnscs of the Master and '• 11 1. (jt*)! liem xi f. in trarilttio. cim viiicai. Iicin J Pcriris ni Rom:; t« St Ncnt’i, and to Hamscyc, “ vliJ Ii A'vrbV. Ill rmo r* sjiejMcbtjs nro mi /.be tVedePMdsy aOct jjm of St- .MeDJbuejsv “ I’lcanlo llrtftixde xd. In vino misso MaRUiro Si- *• lljd j and for the biro of two horics for tbeni. Kid. “ inotii do Fiilbiiry_ [tiiosit jmolably Sirnfiu tJiidbiiiy, “ lor n knifo Rueii to a riinoii of tValtlnm, 2s. For “ aflerwnrrls Ar< hi.'i'd.op of ( anlerburrl. iis t»d In “ *ln>w, that is. asHltfe, i's lor a lep 4/t. Aho, for “ stit’cndii liolcni tfireionis viii d. In eorrec'.ionn '• wine and c,\*ters Riven to the Fndcr-.hhenfT and “ unius nsttoV, iitd. Iu imo cowclc [Icowl for a '* olbers, K.l “ ehJmnty}, xd. oWI. In iiii. lt'Rj«»a [sh* for ‘ JaRcms’J The iinines of Fimoii /iiidbury, Drediranlyn, and viiii, imsii* llaRiilra Jobanni Ttiorcklij, xiif In 1 slip, each receii itiR a present, pi ven with the view, no sini Ct u* pro pramlio lienrici Tnpemere ixd dsnilit, of psiiiiiiR Ins ftiroiir or in Ihienco nt Court, will Ifertt ill si’io tempore seisin.'*, in docno Jol annts not escape tbe reader's notice “ 3horp. 11 1.” Tlie IJooks of t oinmons of Kinp’a Hall. — Tim Second Tr. — For 15 Isrpc scuttles [plaitcra] and 12 smaller Vohtmo coiilams ’>(10 j«iRes, and embmeea from the *• Ones, with sinjirs, rf tin, Ct.f'if, Also, fiir .W ells SOlh Edwani 3 (l.lVj) to the dlth year of that rclpii “ of cvnxas. f'.r 1«oardclnths for the hill and fliiper- (1370), it resembles the preccslint; volume in llio Rcne- , “ napkins for tbe lull, 9s 4d. For cloth bouphl for ml iiaturo of it* coiiteiiis It is, perhaps, almost “ th« dres of Diitle U'lH, 3s. .7d. Fora brcakt.i*t for superfluous to odd timt the ancient wiro-marks, or *' Hir I’liillip il'' tS\ tone, and fur a pre lent of (lih scut wnter-m.vrks, in these Bnperlalivcly valunhlo hooka arc “ him, *'». Old For wino sent to tho Confessor of extremely nnmerous, and m prent v nriety. *' fltir Iioril the Kinp, and Mr Henry de Ipptiby, These votumes were not cimsu tied by 3fr Cooper for “2s, 6\d. For sbeariiiR the cloth for Wilham, the his “ Amials of Carnbriilpo ” “ cooVa ai'istant, lay of Robert the groom, 8d. For mending a ©* computat pro etnptiono cultellornm ad dondiim do- “ maftrirk, 4d. For a cowl [f J, lOid. i’or I gallons “ minis et amicis in Curia Regis, pro consiho Ct “ of wine, sent to Master John Thoresby, 20d, For “ juvatninc ipsornm habondo} vidchect, pro tmo parvo “ wine and hsh for tho dinner of Henry lagemcrc, 9d. “ cultello empto et dot's prtedicto Roberto Parvyiie, L S


“ iins, Bt pvo nno ciiltello dato Domino Willelmo de *[ Kildesby, vii^. Eb pro-nno" cultello dato Magistro Johanni do Thoresby, iiis, vi'd. Et pro nno ciil- tello dato Domino Ivoni de Cljmtonc, vidf. Et “ pro i; cnltello dato Ricardo de Mm-imoutb, Elemo- sinario Regis, us. Et pro aliis* parvis culbellis “ clericis de Private Sigillo Domini Regis, iiii^. vi^.” Another item ; — “ Et pro nuo jautacnlo facto apudDifra - ‘‘ Rcccptorem Scaccarii, pro Cancellario, Thesaurario, Magisti’O Johanni [sic] de Offord, et aliis de Coiicilio Regis, tractantibus et cqnsulentibus tunc ibidem super negotiis fundationis prmdictaa Pp. — “A lso, the same Thomas paid-for witin" oiit “ the said Commission on turn occasions, and for 'irriting “ divers wits, 2^. 6d. Also, be accounts for the “ purchase of knives to give to lox’ds and fiiends at the “ King’s Court, for ‘gaining their counsel and assist- “ ancc : namely, for a little knife bought and given to “ tbe aforesaid Robert Parvynke, 4'S. And for a knife given to Sir William de Kildesby, 7s, And for a “ knife given to Master John do Thoresby, 3s. 6d, “ And for a loiife given to Sir Ivo de Clyntone, 3s. 6d, “ And for a knife given to Richard de Murimouth, the King’s ^moner, 2s. And for other little knives to the clerks of the Privy Seal of our Lord the King, “ 4s. 6c7. And for a breakfast given at the Sub- receiver’s of the Exchequer, for the Chancellor, Trea- surer, Master John de Offord, and others of the King’s Couiujil, treating and advising then and there upon the affairs of the foundation aforesaid,” The above Richard de Murimouth was probably a Idnsman of Adam Murimouth , the Chronicler. • In addition to the above documents, there arc several Lease Books in the possession of the College, some old, and some of comparatively recent date. As they bear reference exclusively to title, I did not examine them. I have here to thank Mr. J. Willis Clark, late Fellow of Trinity College, for his kindness in affording me much information respecting these documents, and every possible facilitj’ for tbe examination of them. For the purpose of better arrangement and classification, the contents of the !Mimiment-room are at present placed under liis care. Hekhy TjI03IAS RiI/EY,

Koiiwjch : XHU Bishop’s BncisriiY. Of some ofthe.more formal records aud documents in this Collection, I am obliged to speak in but ge- neral terms, partly indeed froni my own observation, and x)artly from information given mo b}^ Mr. J. L’Esbrange. The Bishop’s Records are kept in some of the rooms over the .East walk of the Cathedral Cloisters. In the room fiu'thesfc hut one from the stair- case are Terriers of the glebe-lands of the various livings in the Diocese, there being a regular series of tbcni from the Visitation of Bishop Moore in 1706. Some parishes howei'er have Terriers of an earlier date ; going, in some instances, as far hack as the last quarter of the IGth ccntur 3 ^ In the rooms next to this, on either side, arc kept the “ Institution Books,” (furthei;^ noticed in the sequel), commencing a.d. 1299 ; the “AMsitation Books,” commencing in 1560; the “Deposition Books,” commencing in 1530; and other miscellaneous volumes, some of them of perhaps little value, and of no interest, at the present day. In the next room, coming nearer to the staircase, are the “Acts of Court Books,” commencing in 1490, a col- lection^ more than a hundred volumes in number ; the “Consignation Books,” commencing in IGOf; and a number of other volumes, containing subscriptions to the Articles, hy candidates for Orders. , In other rooms arc traixscripts of Parish Registers, from about 1695, and Inventories of the effects of deceased persons, from about 1580. As already stated, the Institution Books, or Registers, commence with the year 1299. — Institution Books," Yol. 1, is a small folio, containing 119 leaves of parchment, belonging to a.d. 1299-1325, the time of Bishop John Salmon. To all appearance! it contains nothing hut Presentations and Institutions. Institution Books, A^ols. 2 and 3 bound together, con- parchment; belonging to Bisbops A\ illiani AjTomjm, Antony de Bee, and A\ illiam Bateman. It is apparentlv'a similar volume .to the preceding one, in'i’ofercncc to its contents.

. Institution Book, V"ol. ,4; a handsome .square folio volume, containing 1^6 leaves of vellum, and belonging to *1343-54, Bishops Antony de Bee and William Bateman. This book, unlike the preceding ones, is prefaced by a great number of appropriations of churches, and .assignations of vicarages. As a reper- ' tory of the ecclesiastical history of the Diocese, it is probably a valuable volume. Blomefield, the Historian of Korfolk, has placed his mark in this volume, a cross within a circle, to denote the fact of his having examined it. ^ ... Institution Books, A’^ol..5 ; a handsome square folio volume, containing 90 leaves of vellum ; he longing to 1355-62, Bishop Thomas Percy. This volume also has . Blomefield’s mark. Institution Books, Yol. 6 ; belonging to 1362-1407, Bishops Thomas Percy, Hem’y le Spenser, and Alex- ander .Totington> Institution Books, Yol. 7 ; belonging ~to 1407-1415, Bishops Alexander Totington and Richard Courteney ; c a small folio volume, containing 104 leaves of vellum. Institution Books, Yol. 8 ; 1415-24, Bishops Richard Courteney and John Wakering ; a small folio, contain- ing 161 leaves of vellum. institution Books, Yol. 9 ; 1425-33, Bishops - John Wakering and William Alnewik ; a folio volume, con- taining 146 leaves of vellum. Institution Books, Yol. 10; 1436-45, Bishop Thomas B^o^Yn; a folio volume, containing 121 leaves of vellum. Institution Books, A^ol. 11 ; 1445-72, Bishops Thomas Brown and Walter Hart (or Lyhert) ; a large folio volume, containing 300 leaves of vellum. . Institution Books, Yol. 12 ; 1472-99, Bishop James Groldwell; a folio volume, containing 309 leaves of vellum. Institution Books, Yol. 13 ; 1500-11, Bishops Thomas Jane and Richard Efylcke ; ajblio volume, containing 108 leaves of vellum'. Institution Books, A^ol. 14; 1507-12, Bishop Richard Nyldcc ; a small folio volume, with paper leaves. Institution Books, Yol. 15. It is so numbered, but- appears to contain little or nothing in the nature ,of Institutions. Institution Books, Yol. 16; 1516-36, Bishop Richard Hykke ; a smaR folio volume, containing 129 leaves of paper. Institution Books, A^ol. 17; 1636-49, Bishop William Rugge, or Repps ; a lai’ge folio volume, containing 238 ' loaves of paper. Institution Books, Yol. 18; 1550-59, Bishops Thomas Thirl eby and John Hopton ; a large folio volume; con- ' taming 228 leaves of paper. Institution Books, A^l. 19; 1560-75, Bishops John Parkhurst and Edmund Freke; a folio. volume, con- taining 287 leaves of paper, the regular entries ending at fol: 217. Institution Books, Yol. 20 ; 1576-1602,' Bishops Ed- mund Freke, Edmund Scambler, and AYilliam Redman ; a large folio volume, containing 327 leaves of paper. . InstitutionBooks, Yol. 21 ; 1602-8, Bishop John Jegon, a large folio volume, not paged after folio 44. — ^Tho whole of the above volumes arc bound in rough calf, of apparently the latter half of the 17th century, mostly in bad condition. They are succeeded by other volume.s of the “.Instiuitiou Books,” coining douai at the present time. Register-Book of Subscriptions, in accordance with the requirements of the Act of Uniformity, 14 Ubarle.s 2, c. 4 ; commencing 18th Hbvember 1662, aud everj" subscription having the printed form above it. A small but thick folio volume, in rough calf. A Register of . Acts aud Correspondence within the Diocese of Norwich, in the reigns of Edward 6, Philip and Mary, and Elizabeth, a small paper folio volume, somewhat tattered, in old limp calf, and containing about 400 page.s. At page 15 commences a Latin copy — a form in which they arc rarely to be met with — of the Forty-two Articles of Religion,' wliich wore prepared under the auspices of Ridley, Hoopeis and Ooverdalo, in 1551, and published in 1552. The title here given is “ Arliculi, de qnibus in Sy[nodo] Londinensi, “ 155*2, ad tollcndum opinionum dissensionem, ^ ct “ consensum verm roligionis firmandutn, inter Epi- “ scopes et iilios cruditos *\-iros convcncrat, rogm “ authoritatein lueem editi.” This copy of the Articles is prefaced by a letter from King Edward the Sixth to Thomas Thirleby, Bishop of Norwich, dated the 9tU da}^ of June in "the 7tb year of his reign (a.i>. commanding him to subscribe, Tiio volume also coii- tains “ AVritts’from Kingc Philippe and Queen Mario, addressed to the Bishop, aUd letters of Queen Liizauetu.


nature, aiul belonging inontly to the reigns of Edward Henry 4, and Henry (); At page lo tlic .ongnial coimncnocincnt of tbc llcgisler begins. It op on b with a History of tbc fouudation of tbc Ghurcli of the Holy Trinity in Horwicli, and tbo crcciion^thero of the Epi- scopal See; the institution there of a liouso of monks of St. 33fcncdict ; and an account of the Royal CharievB, the various Papal confirmations of grants and privileges, and the endowments of Benefactors. Thi.s History comes down to about A.n. 1300; shortly after which date the bulk of the volume, no doubt, was written. Pages 51 to 57 arc occupied with Boj^al ChnrteiV, from the time of AYilliam 2 down to the latter part of the reign of Edward 1. Pages 68 to 90 conlnin Bulls of various Popes. Prom page 91 to page 107 the context is jnadc up of convey aiicos by priv.ate persons, chiro- graphs of various kinds, agrocinents, and judgments given in suits. Prom page 167 to 173 there arc entries of the time of Edward 3 and Biohnrcl 2. Pages 3 Ti- to '223 are occupied with title-deeds, in gcnoral without date, and from the nee to page 2*18 the entries seem to bo prior to tbc close of tbo reign of Edward!. Pronr this point to the end of the volume, the entries in f cncral belong to the reigns of Edward 3 and Bichard , * but at the close there arc entries so late as MI4, and the 20th of Henry 7 (a.i>. 1505). At page *251, there arc given, in Latin and French, “ Expo^itioiics “ vocabiilorum iiiTsfagna Charta Lihorlatnm;” not how- ever identical '.^ith the ** Expositions ” mentioned in the scqnel, as given by Alexander de Swcrfoi'd in fbc Bed Book of the Exchequer. llegistor (2), known as the Almoner’s llogisier a folio volume, in rough calf, containing above 200 leaves of parchment. It opens -with 13 leaves not numbered, containing miscellaneous entries and a Table of Contents, or list of parishes in w’hieh the Almoner had lands and tenements. These are followed by (originally) 71 folios, the last folio being so numbered ; folios 30, 31, and 32, arc noiY missing. Charters form the sole contents dowm to folio 71. This part of the volume probably belongs to the reign of Edward 2. 50 folios then follow, 'in a different and later hand, being a transciipt of the History of the foundation of the Church, Boy a I Charters, and Papal Bulls, contained in llegistor 1. Those 50 folios jire followed h}^ 5 folios not numbered, containing a copy of a Charter granted in the time of Philip and Mary. Then follow 05 folios of similar writing to the previous 50, being a continuation of the conveyances, chirographs, and title-deeds, contained in Bcgistcrl. These are followed by 10 folios of a Table of Contents, in the same handwriting as the first 71 folios ; the title being *‘'Cartn3 do terris, tenementis, in mlla Horwici, ** spectantibus ad Elemos inavium,” and the numeration being here resumed, as folio 72, ^hewing that in the re-* binding of the volume, the original j)agination was *in all probability disarranged. 16 folios follow these ten, with an altogether different style of numeration, 'which again are succeeded by six folios 'without numeration. In the earlier part of the volume the deeds in general are not dated ; shewing that they belong to a period mostly prior to the close of the 13tli century; those which have dates arc mostl}' of the reign of Edward 1. The later portion of the volume belongs probably to the close of the reign of Edward 3, or to that of Bicli- ard 2. This volume contains the ‘‘Expositions” by A. de S'weiTord, Archdeacon of Shrewsbury, before alluded to. Begister (3). A small folio volume of 248 leaves, in tbc original boards apparentl}", re-covered in the 17th century, and fastened With, a clasp. The 'writing, with the exception of the Index, is of the close of the 15th, or beginning of the 16th, century. There are two sets of paginations, the later one stopping short at page 217. Besides the fly-leaf, there are six blank leaves before folio 1 (as numerated), from which to folio 217 the jnigination is correct. Eight leaves are then wanting, 24 more leaves completing the book. Folio 1 opens witb '‘He Libertatibus et Franchesiis Ecclesio) Cathe- ** dralis Sanctro Trinitatis, Florwici,” and the subject is continued do-wn to folio 42 ; the w'holc context being a review of the rights of the Prior and Convent against the City of Horwich, as based upon Boyfil Charters, Exemplifications of Inquisitions, records of Cot'oner’s Inquests, and the like, the object being the support of their rights to ' their peculiar jurisdiction. From folio 42b to 45a the space is occupied with a list. of the Bailifts, Mayors, and Sheriffs, of Norwich, from 1399 to 1451.' It is theuw’holly devoted throughout to charter.s and deeds granted to the Church of Horwich, from the time of William 2 to the 3rd of Henry 7 (a.'d. 1488). Between folios 198 and 215 there ai’O three Charters of

Henry 8 inserted ; folios 216, 217, aro loft in bhinl:, and folios 218'-225 nro now wanting. Begister (4). A small (piarto volume, paged up to nago 345 in a modern hand. There arc Korhe errors however in the jiagination, and there are 170 leaves written upon in all. Tlio writing is of the loth and lOih centuries, and a space is left at the' head of oacli document for the rubricated title, wliich Itowever has jiob been inserted. Pages 1 to 7 contain a History of the Church of Horwich down to the time of Hcniy 3, tho same as (he “FunUatiouis Historia, ad ealeem “ Regis tri de Binliam, penes Authorem,” in the fourtli vohuno of Hugdalo’s ^tonneticon, 13,14, ending ** ex satis antonticis.” Tho A'olume seems to be devoted in general lo charters and grants cxecatcd by the succoHsivc Bishops of iN’onvich in favour of the Prior aiuOlonks. At tho close of the volume are entered (p. 329), “Placita coram Domino Bcgc apuil West- “ nionnstcrium,” belonging to the reign of ITemy^ 7. fl’Ids and tho preceding volume aro described from notes lout me by Mr* I/Estrangc. , 3Aogisler (5). A smuM <|m\rlo volume, containing 157 loaves in all, exclusive of the fly-leaf, it being incor- rectly paged at folio 32, that leaf being numbered 36, when ill rcaliry nothing seems lobe missing. Ttappeiirs to liavc been formerly known as the “ Cclcrcr’s Boko,” and tlic first 54 leaves seem to be nearly all in the writing of the time of Balph do Elingham, who is men- tioned at the begiimiug and elsewhere (folios 114—110) as having been Cellarer of the Priory in 1282, lU Edwaid 1. The volume is full of matter, the writing being both close and minute; though difficult to decipher, us ivell from tho number of con Inactions, as from the fact that it is much faded through age, and tho rubrics are smeared and transferred to the opposite jiagc. T’here is, loose in the volume, an Index to its contents, of six pages, and made probably in the 16tb ccntuiy. IMan^’ of* the later entries, after tho fime of Elingham, seem to belong tolho rcigmsof Edward 2 and Edward 3. Begi.stcr (6). A small quarto volume, bound in rough calf, and containing 86 leaves of parchment. It is known as the “Bogistrum Caracrarii.” the Chamber- lain’s Begister, and its contents' mostly belong to tho reign of Edward 1, Begister (7). A small quarto volume, hound in rough calf, and containing 04 leaves of parchment. It con- tains the Charter of Foundation, and various other Charters, Bulls, deeds, and wills; of a miscellaneous nature apparentl 3 % bub all of them tending to amplify the property or the privileges of the house. The entries arc probably of the reign of Edward 1, and his two immediate successors. Begister (8). A quarto volume, bound in rough calf, aud^ containing 55 leaves of paper. Its contents are various deeds and other documents, the oldest of them probably transcribed in the earlier part of the 14th ccntuiy. Begister (9). A quarto volume, in rough calf, with vellum leaves, not paged. It has for its title “Pro- “ ficunm Maneviorum Prioris cb Conventus,” and was .compiled' probabl}' in the reigns of Edivarcl 2 and Edward 3. There is a letter in this volume, in Latin, (Ho. 123), dated at York, 25th Hovemher 1318, from Bishop John Salmon to the Prior of Horwdeh, stating what had txikeu place in the Parliament then sitting at that place : the following is a tvanslacion of it. — “ Brother John,', by divine permission. Bishop of “ Honvicli, to his dearly beloved in Christ the Prior of “ Horwich, greeting in the Lord. As regards the 300 “ pounds collected by you of the tenth, we do ask yon,* “ &c., &c. 'Of news as to Parliament there is but “ little. The King has again appointed the Bishoi) of “ 'Winchester [John de SandaleJ his Ti’easurer, arid has “ made Sir Bartholomew de BadlesmerO his Steward, “ and Sir ‘Hugh le Despenser, the son, his Chaniber- “ lain ; and other, inferior officers have been lately “ created in Parliament, about whom there is no neces- “ sity for me to write to you. Two scutages, have heeu “ gi*anted, one of which will bo levied tin's 5 'enr, and “ the other the next, each of them being set at two “ marks. It has been ordained that the King is to*‘go “ to, Scotland on the Octave of Trinity Sunday next. “ An aid has been asked, as well from the laity as the clergy, for the King’s journej'' into Scotland; but it “ has not been granted by' either as yet, at the date of “ these presents. Last of all, we signify unto you — for which we are the more soiry — that it will bo neccs- “ sary for us to assist tho King, as it is at present our “ belief, until the beginning' of Lent at tlio least, not “ without grievous expenses, and, labours almost' in- “ tolerable. And therefore we do the more earnestly

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4. A copy of the “^Doctrinalc” of Alexander do Yilla (Dei, .written in Italy in tlie IStli century, upon rellum. It begins, — ^ ^ ’ “ Scribere cloriculis paro Doctrinale novellis* 5. Palladius de cura equoruin efc bourn*’* A MS. upon paper, of the 15fch century, written in Italy. 6. A volume of the collections of Peter Howie, of a very miscellaneous* nature, contains among other matter one division headed, — “ Peter Ho^Yle his Looking glass And way whereby all flesh mnst pass.” “ A memorial of all such noble personages and other “ estates as 1 have known in this world, whom death hath assaulted.” The first entry relates to thebehead- ing of Tho. Howard, Duke of Horfolk. The same volume contains a contemporaneous and detailed account of the apprehension, &c., of Margaret Clytherowe at York in 1586. 7. A contemporaneous copy of Leicester’s Common- “ wealth.” 8. A volume in 4to, iii‘ a hand of the time of Queen Elizabeth, containing, An answer- to a Comfortable “ Advertisment, with an addition written of late to “ afflicted Catholics concerning going to church with “ Protestants.” 9. A 4to volume in red morocco, gilt, with the following title Londinum antiquum, being an his- ‘‘ torical collection giving an account of whatever is ancient aneb curious in the cities of London and “ Westminster; to which is added all ancient inscrip- tions that can be found.” \Yritten in 1725. . 10. A folio consisting of the collections made by Bishop Stonor relative to occuirences between 1 607 and 1770. Many original papers arc bound up in this volume. 11. A large and thick folio volume closely written by Dod, author of the Catholic History of England, con- sisting of materials for the Biography of English Catholics. Copies of various documents are inserted. 12. Another and larger folio, bound in oak, to which the author has prefixed this title : “ Catholic Bemaius, “ or the Lives of the English Catholic Clergy, Regulars “ and Laymen, from the year 1500,” 13. A volume in 8vo (not in Dod’s handwriting), consisting of collections for the biography of Catholics, chiefly of the 16th and 17th centuries. 14. A 4to volume, entitled, Hoticia do la California, y de su couquista espiritual y temporal hasta el afio

15. Journal of a Student in the English College at Rome, from 5th Juno 1773 to the middle of 1779. 16. Oertaine considerations and causes movingo not to be present at, nor to receive,^neither use the service of the newe booke, otherwise caHed theBooke of Com- mon Praier. MS. upon paper, in 4to, consisting of 26 pages. It would appear that the author when he wrote it was in prison on account of his religion. It. is dated at tho end, 8 Feb. 1563.

I am authorized by the Very Rev. Dr. Horthcote, President of the College, to state that he will gladly afford all due facilities for such further examination of the abq’f^o-mentioned manuscripts as may he desired by the Historical Commission.

Jos. STi:vi:xsoy.

Contexts of the Bundle or MAXUSCKins entitled “Miscellanea et Statuta quoad Saeum.” H.B. — It was probably strung together in the reign of Hemy 8. See fol. 39. Fol. . 1. Lib. Dec. Saru. Compositio Yicarirc dc 2. Monsura altibudiiiis maximEO campanilis Ecclesias Gath. Saras auno*Dom^ iiccccxxxix®. data a]nid Cherdestokk vii°. die Julii anno gratiro :ncclxx°. pontificat’ nostri anno octavo. 3. De priraa fnndatione Sarishuriensis Ecclesico, ct de Edificatione novso Sario per Ricardum Episcopum anno gr’aa iiiiirimo co°.\x‘”^. 4. (3.) Homiiia Prrosulum Ecclesim Sarisbunensis. 0.sranndus. • ^ ^ SUerbtirn (2.) Hecuou. Prccsulum Ecclesifo Sarishuriensis ? Adhelmus, Rogenis, &c. (1.) Kccnou PrsDsuluin Ecclesia) unningeusis? Odo, Ostulphus, See., Sanctus, Ac. Quomodo Hermans ultimus Epis* (2^) copulavii istnm Episcopatum cum (1*0, et inde ’ ad Saris-

Fol . ^ ' hiiriani sinodali auctoritatc, et Regis Wilkmi Con- questoris munificientifi, sedem suam mutavit. . ' Oonsecrfitio et ohitus Sancti.Osmuiidi Mlxxvii“, Mxciii®. . V . 5. Carta concordite inter Decanum et capit’lum EccPijo Sane et Priorom et Conventum de Bromora. 6. Finalis Concordioe inter eosdem .... anno Henrici filii Regis Johannis quadragesimo. 7. Adraissio Thomae Fulleri capit’Pm Ecclesiai Gath. , Sanaa anno Mcccclxxxvii®. „ Admissio Jiinitoris et Juramentum ejusdem. ,, Litterxe Patentes Officii Janitoris Sarre. 8. Hota de Spoliatione et Occisione Will”’! Ashefcofc Ep’i Sarae. a.d, mccccI. 8-10. Statutum Thomso (Langton) permissione divina Sarao Ep’i a.d*. :mccccxc°., in quo enumerantur quatuor archidiaconim EccTim Sarm, viz., Dorset, Berks, Sarse, Wilts, — ^necnon quadraginta ecclesiae Prcbendales, viz., Charminster, Bedwyn, Rams- hury, Ac. 10-12. Statutum editum ner Gulielmum Sarro Episcop super l^'abrica Eccl. Sarai. a.d. Mccccxi®. 12. Indulgentia concessa visitantibus Ecclesiam Gath. Sarffi in festivitatihus S’ti Osmundi et in anus adju- trices porrigentibus anno Dom'aa milPimo ccclxxii®. HecuonMissaa Cnrrenter. 33. A® Dili. M”ccc”'°lxlvii”’^ „ Benevola oblata Archiepiscopo Cant^ et IDp" Sarm visitantibus Prfebendas Decanatu vacanto decadem EceVia. ' 14. Sequestratio fructunm Decauatus Sarm. Decanatu vacaiite anno D’m’ni inilTmo cccclxxiv‘°. 15. Magna Carta Osmundi de collatione plurium pre- bendarum. In noie sancta et individii Trinitatis, • Ego Osmundus Serisberiensis EccPire Episcopus omnibus Ep*i fidelibus notifico . . . .. ad honorem Dom^ n’ri Jes. Xte Sanctis sim usque Marioe virginis pro salute animarum WilPi Regis et uxoris ejus Reginas Matildco, atque filii sui WilPi Regis Anglo- rum regni successoris v . . . anno Incarnationis Domi’a) ii^^xci®. pro salute et animai mem, (See fol. 28.) ,, Literm -Fundationis novm EccPim Sarm anno ab Incamatione Dom’ milPimo eexx’^^iv^". anno quin to Regis Henrici Tertii. „ Carta Regis Henrici Tertii de Collatione plui-iun? Ecclesiarum, . - 16. Carta Regis Honiici primi, filii W. Conquestoris qui H. ccBpit regnare circa annum Mc. primum et McxxxvP". obiit. ----- ,, Carta H. Tertii Regis de Collatione et Confirmationc Ecclesim de Malmesbei io. ,. Carta D’ni Steph’i Regis do Ecclesia de Odiham, Lijs, et cetera, , Sciatis me dedissc & concessisse in perpetua eleemosynii Deo et EccPirn Sarm „ Constitutio de Majori Sigillo.custodiendo ^°cc^”‘°. 37. Constitutio et Proviso super residentia Oanoni- corum. ,, Ordinatio de Funeribus pefeipiendis. ,, Constitutio de Habitu Canonicorum. , De silentio & gestu. r “ ' . . „ Carta Decani etCapti’i super conditionevicaiiovum, lA De Yisitatione prebendarii per Decanum Jufa- mentm singulibet ministi'i habentis literas patentes de Capit’lo. 19. Carta H. Regis de Collatione Decimarum in Forestis. „ ,, 5 , primi Regis de libertate ab omni et con- suetudine. ,, Oonlii’matio Donatidnis p’dictm fact® p’ H, 2 qui regnare" coopit circa a.d. ji”o1v”’”. et obiit circa a. Mclxxxviii.' ,, Carta Matildio de libertate concessa ecclesim Sara> M. Imperatris Regis H. Filia et Anglorum Do- mina. , ’ ,, Carta Ricardi Ep’i Sar® do Donatione facta Oan- cellario pro libris coliigendis. ,, Constitutio Ricardi Ep’i Sar® de llesiclcniia fa- , cienda. ' ' * , . . c . 20. Ordinatio Rob’ti Bingham Ep’i de personalibus Ec- clesi® Sar®, Ac. Item de implendis Pr®hendffl*iis. Item de pontc A capella a’’ jrccxlvii. < . / 21. In Dei nomine ot mea. Kos .^gidius Dei pateniia Sar® Ep’us a° Jtcclxxiiii®. ^rcclxiP. - , 22. Isti iEgidio sucecssit Robertus Hortbampton, qm fuit consecratus a.d. iicolxxiiii". obiit a.d. Mcclxxxiiii. * inter quos iutorvenit Walterus de la Y^'Ic qui obiifc A.D. iicclxx®. ,, Ordinatio BonifnciiArcicpiscopb Cant, super sup- ped’? Ecclosi® Sar® ... . . . . A.D. Mcclxxii. 23. OrdinpL'o Hospitalis Saheti Hicolni Sar®.

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!>2 Il?;^n]ar 5 a^d Seculars, in Ivn^Iand, during the reign of ‘!cin:r djsrles L A second volume carries on the histor}’ froru Id h’h The entire v/ork consists of o79 ])agcs. . A sirndar rvork, not paged, contains the history' of MissiontuT Pnesis rindcr the Commonr/calth ; followed ?)r n Supplement from a.d. 151).^. Abstract of the Book of Compositions for the lands, good>, and arrearng'Cs of Recusants convicted within the c^^juntica of York, Uincaster, Stafford, Westmoreland, Ches- ter, Derby, fee., from a.d. ll)2D to 1G32. A qiiarto volume consisting of 112 folios.' It formerly belonged to Ralph l’hore.sby. Obituary of the English Xuns, called Pool* CInre.s of Dunkirk, v/ho afterwards removed to Gravclincs, from their foundation in 1G20. They subsequently settled at Cnnirchill M’ood, near Worcester, and at the jircsent time liavc a house at Scorton. ** The names of such Priests and Romish Recusants as have been ajiprchcnded and prosecuted by Capt. James Wadsworth, Francis Isewton, James Mayo, and Rob, Delukc, messengers, at our ]>roper charge; whereof some have been condemned, some executed, and some reprieved since the begining of Parliament : the like not having been done by any other since the Reformation of Religion in this nation.” This is the original, and is signed by the persons named above. 7'Iic number of the prisoners is .‘ 17 , ivho iverc disposed of as follows : —

Excfutcd - - 13 Died in prison -

- 10 Banished - 7 In prison - - 4 Escaped - - 1 Pardoned

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Original b olograph Letter from King Charles 1 to Ed- ward. Earl of (ilamorgan, giving him ])owcr “ to treat and ** conclude with the Confederate Roman Catholics in our ‘‘ Kingdom of Ireland.” Tlio hkirl is cautioned to keep the matter secret. Dated at Oxford, 12tli March, 20 Ch. 1 . It is signcfl by the King at the top, the Royal Signet is nHixed, and it is endorsed, “ The Earl of Glamorgan’s espeeml warrant for Ireland.”* I’here is horc also the di-nft of a somewhat similar docu- ment in i\ different form, not executed. I/‘(ters of Alexander Pope, to his Sister, Mrs. Iluekct. One bears the date duly I/-*!: the others arc undated. ‘ri>ey are all original and holograph. Also Pope’s v.'ill, elated 12th Dee. A variety of Law papcr.s, probably collected Iw Xatlianiel I'iyrc, of Lineoln’.s Inn, or Gray's Inn, who practised about th.e middle of Inst eentnrv. Amory^ these arc various docu- ments connected with tbn penal hiws ; the registration of the estates of Uccu*^ants; the trials of Lords Derwentwatcr, Widrington, end Lovat, Narrative of John FortOi^ciic and bis wife Helen (who died at St. Oiner’s), rc^preting the Gunpowder Plot; with affidavits respecting the frame; copied from the Archives fjf Donai Coliogc. History of the English College at Donai, Latin. 2 J ]ip. His^vry oj the English College at Lisbon. Aei'onnt of the life and cleatli of the Lady Alelhcia Widrington. written shortly alter her decca^^e. ’rran*“evipl of the Donai Diaiy, from ]r>02 to 177?^. tin* above, tlie Colligo of Ushuw possesses a large oolhclion of Liturgical anti Devotional MSS., chiefly Ilf th*' loth century. The Wry Rev. t*ep Presidetit is ready to afford neec«s to tbe.i' .MSS. under stndi lesirictions ns may* be ron*-dt!r.red liCfv^ -^ry fnr their ty% Jo«. Stkvuxson.

'i'nr pT.-Hf.eV lU.r.isrKv, WKr.r*’^. : ‘•Vital voiutnv’* am d«'rcnb(d in the order Jst whi^'b tk'f’V v,»Te to me bv air. Dorr, ff'i’-' 'b'r bt and form-*, enm- •r,.'*’ A.ro ir^ld, tuuh V. i;lt .*on 5 e snti'ron-' <1011*^, arc * . n'b'tO" 1 x.dnme of uboJil fib*) ©..f p.rrbrwnt. In rnugb r.df of the IT?h century, U i* wri:t‘-a tbrou[rhiou, litvl xery full of • I'
matter, n large proportion of which consists of iustihi* tions, exchanges, donations, mat tors of ccclesiasiical discipline, and Bulls of the Popes. Registers, voL ii., 1329-53.; of the time of Bishop RalpJi de Snlopin, or Shrewsbury. A largo folio volume of *132 leaves of parchment, in the original boards. It consists of a number of indepemlent tnicts, or compilations, behveon the above dales, bound up together, without sh’ictrogard to chronological sequence. In this ponderous volume there are a large number of Lettcr.s, of various kinds. At this point there is an intermission of 42 years. Rcgistor.s, vol. iii., 1-101-9; of the times of Bishops Ilcinw Bowett and Nicholas Bubxvith. A folio volume of 08 leaves of ])archmcnfc. A much smaller volume timu the preceding ones, but. in very* good condition. Registers, vol. iv., 1409-24; of the time of Bishpp Bubwitb. A folio volume of 2 M paginated leaves of parchment, bound in limp parchment. The volume ends xvith elections and promotions, and then ordinsi- tions, on leax’es not numbered. Registers, vol. v., 1425-i.2; of ibe time of Bishop John Stafford. A largo folio volume of 201 leaves of parchment, numbered ; others are added, not numbered, as to elections and ordinations. Bound in limp pnreb- inoiit, and a very fine volume. Registers, vol. vi., 1413-<>t; of the time of Bishoj) Thomas Bek 3 *nton. A largo folio volume of about 500 leaves, of which only* the Avst 311 arc numbered, bound ill limp parchment. The portion of the book that is left uiipaginated, is devoted to elections and ordination. This is a singularly” line volume, and beautifully* written. Registers, vol. vii., 14G4-91 ; of the time of Bishop Robert Stillingtou. A folio volume in the original boards covered xvitb calf, containing IGO numbered leaves, and above 70 not numbered, and relating to elections and ordinations, mostly by* the Bishop of Ty’iio, acting for llio absent Bishop, xvlio lived abroad. Dr. Hugh Sugar (named in folio 1 of the volume) acted in other respects ns Ids locnm-toncns. Registers, vol. viii., 1402-4; of the time of Bishop Richard Fox. A folio volume, bound in calf, witii the original boards. It contains 37 numljercd leaves, xvitb additional leax'es, not paginated, devoted to elections and ordinations. Tlioiigh thin, this is* a tine volume. A paj)cr book, small folio, bound in limp* parchment, containing acts and institutions during the vacations of tiio Sec in 1503-4, 3495, and l lfM-r), A volume made np of iniscclIaucouH entries aud compilations, bound together. Registor.s, vol. ix., 149o-1503; of the time of Hisbop Oliver King. A folio vein me, bound in velluin, con- taining 1 10 leaves of parchment. I’here are unpaged leaver, added, containing ordinations and other formal matters. Thi.s volume is in singularly* good roudiiion. Register.^, vol. X., 1.501-17; of the tiun> of Bisliop Iladi-ian do Gastello, A largo folio volume, bound in limp ])archinont ; it contains 1.33 numbered loaves, with leaves containing ordinations, not paged. Registf'rs, vol. xi., 1518-23; of the time of Bishop 'rimmas Wulcy* {generally' knov.n ns Cardinal Wolscy). A folio vfffumc, bound in jinrchmcnt, and containing *20 numbered leaves, xvitii several not nninljorcil, devoted to ordiimlions.

UegiHt^'rs, vol. xii., 1523-34; of the time of BrJiop Jolm Clerko. A folio volume containing 121 U'UX'es of volhnn ; after thi<’, there 1? an interrni’^siou of sntne ycai>'. Registers, x'ol. xiii., 1511-7; of tlic time of Hishop William Knight. A folio volume in lin»p jmrcbinent, containing 3:^ leaves of parchment; after this, there irt an intorinisrion <4* s(>mey'cars,noRegiHt*u* appearing ft
'ojiuno. Oti the death of this prelate, the t toT nearlr thr/ c yaars, vol. xvt., ; ol t \ r i:..

. . ... of the time of Rbbf'p A hdio, eontaitting 11 p^rebnwat tnd in limp parciiringi!. Ojn the ^4

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^tiil covered with old tthite vellum. It coijtiiin.s 299 ixircLinciit leaves, and i.s somewhat mutilated at the lie,'di''iin!:r. The earlv part was written in the reign of IMward 1. or possiblv Edward 2, and the last entry belongs to' the year 1393. It is a llegister, with entries of various descriptions^ and in cliavactor its contents strongly Tcscmblc tliosc of tliG first 7 / folios of tlic Liber^Kuber. The earliest entries consisting of grants of liberties and privileges to various cburcUcs by the Tope, arc almost obliterated, but the matter belongs to the middle of tlic reign of IlenrY the Third. Folios 6 and 7 contain a Calendar of the Charters entered in the fol- lo’tving leaves, down to folio 61 inclusive ; the Calendar and the Charters being in general written in the same hand, though here and” there, on unfinished pages, there are entries in laicr Jiaiids. In folios 17 and 18 there are se\*cral deeds entered, of the time of Edward the Confessor, in the Saxon language, but not in Saxon characters. After folio 61, there are bundi-cds of entries, in vaiuous bands. It is possible that the first few leaves may belong to the latter part of the reign of Henr}* 3, or the beginning of that of Edward 1. On this particular point, however, I am speaking from memory onlj*. Beyond the ancient Calendar to the Charters above mentioned, there does not seem to be any Calendar or Index to the contents of this curious and valuable volume. The present Liber Albiis. — This is a fine large folio volume of 456 liytves of parchment. It is imperfect at the end ; though, judging from the Index, it must have had leaves added after folio 449, at a later date than the rest of the volume ; \Yhich was written probably in the reigns of Bichnrd 2, Henry 6, and Edward 4. Its character is that of a register, containing a series of deeds and documents of every description, relating to the Church of 'Wells. It begins with the Charter of the 15th of Henry 3, which is followed hy an earlier Charter of confij-mntiou of the 8th of John ; after which, there arc some Charters going back to Saxon times. In folios 1C4~5, reference is again made to a subject already alluded to. Tope Boniface 9 (.Y.n. 1400) orders that the large sums expended hy the incoming Canons, for feast- ing the Bishop, the Dean, the Canons, the Vicars, and all the other olFiccrs of the Church, shall for the future 1)0 discontinued, and that iu lieu thereof no more than 150 marks shall bo paid. The contents of this valuable volume scorn to be limited to formal documents and deeds, with no additional memoranda. A small folio paper Volume, in its original boards, covered with old calf, and with clasps, now broken. It contains '326 folios, all written upon. It is of the time of Edward 4 probabl 3 % and apparentU' was once known as the “Libor Proc.,’’ “Book of Procurations.” It contains forms of Presentations, 'Collations, 'Besigna- tions, Commissions. Licences, Obligations, Acquit- tances, Indentures, Testaments, and various formal matters that wore thou applicable to the business of this particular Diocc.^e. I'his volume is in singularlj' fine preservation. Curonicon, sivo Anualcs, Keel. Cathcdralis Woliensis. — This is the labelled title of a folio paper volume, of about 329 written leaves, with some 20 loft in blank. It formed of various collections, of the carl}* part of the IStli century, relative to Wells ami Somerset gene- rally, bound up together; and is evidently full of curious historical and antirjuarian mutter, gathered from maiy F‘Ourc<^s. As to the com]nlor or compilers, nothing whatever s^'cnis to be known. ^Nathaniel Cbylc.*'’ History of the Cbnrcb ofWells. — A folio pipor volume, containing about 600 pages, with a good index at the Iwgiuning. end written in the latter part of the ITtli century. It rru' lofr by vriU ly Arch- deacon Sandy^ to the Dean and mentioned in an Act of the Dhaptcr Vt of Oc'lol>er 1708. It is an fdnhorate work, and very cardviUy v'rllteTu A folio paper Volume’ of about T70 louves.^ containing memonu'.Ua to the revenm*^ of the Cc.th^ dtid, and its various f jundati'Uiv. TTie latter part of lid" vidunm, which fiave vrritlf ti ttbout is a. camtriO?n>lace-honk, ber^ritr: refervuie^' m oJher Catlu'* cirah, J>r. (*o*>yn’‘ Hi«te;ry*fd th" Chaicli of WclL,— A small voUncf*. i'wrufd pauly of porclu.uent, arid partly of paper. Dr. tb'*\vn Diun of WclD IVfiin 149S Im 1 52.", and wtliK ti in.df'r .hi=i lu pug*' 257 of Strictly rioCL*. tie* b /ok t;)0rv a code the CKh‘« te.h Church a h'.“‘ery * f ;1. 4 of a of 23 hv.Vi

of parchment, iu small quaido, and udtbout a 'cover. The leaves 'in- general are 5u good condition, and the writing is in a fine, clear, aiid distinct hand, helon^nng probably to the lOtb or 11th centuiy. It treats of monastic regulations, the Latin text of each Chapter being given first, and then a Saxon translation, tlio Saxon characters being used. The titles of tbeso’Chap- ters arc : — “ De fra tribus qiii longo ab orator hs labo- “ i-ant . . . De Fratribus qui in itinore diriguntur. ‘•'Do oratorio mouasterii. De hospitibus suscix)iondis. “ Utnou decetmonaclmslitteras vei culogihs snscipoi’c, “ De vestiariis efc calciariis frairum.” After folio 7 of the fragment some leaves are wanting. It tlion con- tinues : — “LVTII. De discipllna suscipiendoruin fra- “ trum. LVTIH. De filiis nobilium aufc pauperum qui “ oSeruntur. LX. De sacerdotzbus qui volvcrint [sic, for voluerint] inbabitarc monastcrio. LXI. De sacer,- “ dotibus mouasterii. LXII. Do isacoi'dotibns monas- “ terii. LXIII. De ordine congregationis. LXIV. De “ ordinando Abbatc. LXV. De Prreposito mouasterii.” From the above description, as first suggested to mo by jMr. F. H. Dickinson, it will be recognized as a fragment of the “ Hulcs of St. Benedict,” the surviving portiou consisting solely of Chapters 49-54 and 58-05 out of the 73 Chapters. The translation is probably* that by Ethelwold, Abbot of Abingdon and Bishoi) of Winchester, a cojiy of wliich is to be found in the Cotton MS. Fainstina, A-X.’ There is also another Anglo-Saxon ti’anslation in existence, but in an inter- linear form. ^ I could learn nothing as to the past history of this manuscript, and indeed its existence among the Chapter Records seems to have been over- looked. Acts of the Dean and Chapter, Vol. I., a.d*. 1591-1607. paper quarto volume, in a somewhat tattered con- dition. The text is in Latin, written in various linnds of that period. On the reverse of the parchment cover is written, in a hand of the carl}’' paH of the I7ili cen- tury : — “ Liber Rubens desinit anno Domini 1513. Hie “ liber incipit anno Domini 1591, ct explicit 36 Deo. “ 1607; sic doficiinit Acta Capifcularia per annos 78 plus minus.” Some of the Lands in this volume arc veiy difficult to decipher. The other Volumes of the “Acts” run in the following order : — 1607-21, 1621-35, 1635-44 ; between 1044 and 1664 none probably were wu’itton ; 1664-0, 1GGG-S2, 1683-1704, and so on, down to the present timo. There arc, of course, vast numbers of entries in tlicse volumes, but tbo matter seems to bo of a purely formal nature. Entries in an Account Book, which indeed has in part been used ns such, attributed to Dr. Edward Archer, Archdeacon of Taunton in 3712, constituting a common- place book of ecclesiastical matters relating to various parts of Somerset. I must not omit to acknowledge my sense of the courtes}’ sboivn mo b}" the Vciy Reverend Gr. JL S. John- son, the Dean of Wells, in the readiness with which* at a inomcntks notice, he granted me access to these records; my examination of w'hich was also greatly facilitated hy the kind attention of Afr. If. Bernard, Clerk and Secretary to the Dean and Chapter. llrxnv 95/oMAb

Wi.sTM i xsTK 1 1 ..kii m: Y . The documents and pajiers belonging to Westmimter Abbey are undoubtedly of great' value, but the far greater ]>ortion refers to the e.st.alcs wiiich how bclmig Or formerly appertainorl to that establish nu'iit. There is a c.Ttalogue or inventorv* of them, prepared by Widinore in ilie la^^t century, under :hi' title <4* “ An Account of the Records of the (‘olb'gitUe Church “ of *St. Peter, Westminster.” He divided the eolh-c- tion under nine head'', vi.i. Bookie ; Veiy Old Instru- nu'Utn; Curiosities; Charters of Privileges; Pjefejit of the Ohnrcb ; Old Annual Aceofiuti of unicers being Tuemhers of the Convent ; Home other (dd Acctnujds ; Foreign Eskites, vi::., cdther gone front, or n#n‘<'r helongiug to th<' Church; Tarlout^ P"i^en« nnd Tliiuifs. Tbir inventor}’ i- vrry imneTlVx’?, but it ha‘< In gr“:u1y nugmeni^ d at.d enriclu’d hy Air. Buitt* of the Public Re«'ord OfiU e. who empJa}^d, et thf' of the j|)i.‘au msd CbujUer. for th^- 2a. ? n>ui yro.r,'; ir. and ©•vntntjung the arrhier’^, w b» fiUo, tbougU xvi-Ii hi ts of rou- t.tjd Vvrrit'moly of

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Inventory of tlio good* of Abbot EytJmgtoti, iJe- cenn d, lUtirereil to ynrioite jM'rsoin, i.n l^d IxiMer from 'Mho Pernor and more part'nf tilo •' Content’* of to the King, complaining of the grietouit^inie-griTernmcni of Ihe Ablyit, nnrl pray- ing that (herUitora of tin) Order may taka Btepa therein. HmMcd, cim. A.n Jsotanal luitniinenli of the Stdieilule* ’* presented by tho Content against the Ahliot, Oeorgo N'ortvich, fur hu fttrarnpance and mir-minagcmcnti the arrange- ment for the liumditiou cf hit debt*; his retirement from 111* i>o*iltrtti till they vrrro pshl, and the admioU- Iralioit of th'j rtfluira of thu hmnn during Ida retirement. 11 Hcccmlier, 7 Eduard 4. Indenture witn''i«vng tho delirery by Kdmnud Kyrum, Itlo Abtiot of Weitmln«tcr, to Georgo, now Ablet, of the fitrer pUto Wonging to the hou*c, amounting b? IJO lb*. 31 nr a. troy, and valii/y] at 2t. M. (KTO*. Id Dec 11*53. C'-ojiy endorse*! “A Siiptdicoeon of a Alonk of n' 1\ ratin' to )* Ilnlmp of Home," eooiplaining of hi* having le-cM fiit«cly accuvetl of robbing tho I’norortlin bon* e. and in ing forreil to perform service when *irk | |t|wjriiig tlial odinpeiisatlon ni.ay Im given him. ».». "Hray, PirllegiinM.” .1 bundle of pifiern.f'lfinram- l>ev. (?cjng chiefly buet* 10 him upon iirii ate mattera, b .t tome ure of a puldic nature— a few lull* and {uperi. Anifrig the wnler* an? Q'iee„ JI»rgB>ct (two letter*), the .Viilibiibop of York, ilie IHtliop* cf Hiirham. Lin- r»i'ii. farjiile. and Hvlh the E,irJ* of Flirewabory, UcMuiihirp. and Northumlx'rlaiid. TsonU TalliOt, I)or- eet, Ac , K Dorwra, IViiif of 8l John of Jeni».ilem in Enulanit, Ac. NoLinal Ii 'trument of absolutmn, grant'd l<» va- iiTi* roort*. from evrotnmnnlcntion on acconnt of Bon- pvvneiivnrTimh*. 11 IJec 1278 \ amall {aojud, liliellevi— “ ] King'* Onlrr* for * deliviry of it'vre*, Henry 3." contniiing cferen wnr- rsrU or leiier* fnim the King in rcfereni-o lo hi* work* rl \Wlmiwter ’fhey ar of the IJiid. llrd. 4tlh, and t'llli yrar* oftiv reign, end are addreajcil to "Master* ‘ J.d n » r Gl.mri -irr,- '• Edwanl of IVestmin'ter," .-.M n thd*-rt of lUicrley.- •• our iiissons and wanlcin " Ilf our werki ’ at UVvt'Itin-lrf Tliey direct — thut . lOldoiii nmrble i-oliunn* M.d 40 fr^ i tblockv if) U? »»ni lo bl Jlanm * Ij-'iiihm to make a pulpit ihire uf ilm Kmir** gill lbs* it l>si ili-iimrlly stalcal wbeibrr il-e jaircbtia of b'vl and I he r*t*t of lh« repair of ibrt King'* I* uiclinU-l m ih« tnm of Je 1271. IT)* lOJ I , ihn a* Count of which li u! beeji tnuM- millol lothrt King; Ihnt the Friar* I’mveberB ofLotidon have 1 t*^l fTr<*-*t-jiie«f ir thrir work*, lint fire figure* of Kfng* cirred in frve + fon" and a jiede'lal for a figure of the Virgin Marr* given to ll e warilen* of the work* ofbt. Hartin’t. iJindou, that four n‘rarmleii’’ (cartloads) ofleail be gnent'i the Friars I'rs'iiebcri for makingtbeir aijacilact /two onler* of different dates); tl..-it Iwsidc* *uch lead, all the rinlcrs of all ihe King'* leol for tlic Church nf W»»twinster l>e given lo the same Friars to compicio ihe aijnoduct . that S'k) frcc.*tonr>s lie given to bimoii IV»“e!u«Tc. for him lo build n rhinney tncra wiib, (fiat I’dWIfj rif tfonc from flic qn-irn' bought for tho King's work* lie allowcii the Friar* Hrcachcru fiir their work*, that sit inoro “eanrutes” of lead >>e iriveti to tho Friars I’re.ichers for tho sj>cetly comple- tion of thcif nipiciturl lethal 3'V) free. stone* bo given I the wanicns of tha King’s works nt Windsor for his works there .kn additional wfirrant directing that LfiJ free-stone* bo given for the works of tho Chapel of Ft. m v*e at Ht. Sf art in's, I/iii'hin A similar pactjucf, bibclled. "2. Eelaf/cg la the " building rtf Ibo Abliey by K Hen 3." eoiitainiiig f^iYv d's'iii Wilts, vl* . lirttter from tho Sheriff of Lincoln to MaitiT John lo Maaan, reporting that on 8t War- gurct’sdij f July 20 he had sent fiomSt Botolph to (lOndon by tho King’s eonimand4.3"parTatcii'’ofWd, and 20 afterwartls ; all hud lieen faithfully weighed, uiid the brill gers would account for it according to two tnllic* sent by the bearor. Letter from Rtehard le Wj te, of the rjuarry at I’lirbeek, to Slaster Kobert de Bcverlo 1 tbo bcarmv I’cter de Saroosyc, had expo- ilitctl the King’s work at the quurry ns much as ho could, tiiid had bi ought two ship-loads of stoho; Lis expenses were 13{. Us. Koto of the "8nm of the cost •' of tho works »t )V’e«tml«»fer from their commenco- " inont ’’ to tho Sunday next after St. Michael (2 Octo- ber) in the 45th year, which was 22,345/ 12« Sd , and 2fi0i. rctniiins to bo paid for tho wages of the white stone cutters (" alborum cis-orum”) and lesser work- i



men. and for frce-ntono and lime and otlicr purposes r.ot accoiuitcd for. ^ IVatrinent of an account of payments to ^vorlcmen, tcnjp.'Hcn. o ; portion of a Fabric Poll of tlic Abbey. ' Indnl^scnce promulgated by Abbot "William (do Hu- meto or Humez) and the Convent of "Westminster to all contributing b}" their alms to tlic construction of the nc;v v/ork at Westminster in honour of the Blessed Yirgiii. Undated. (Between a.d. 1*214 and 1222). Seals. Letter on pa])er from tbe Abbot to the Prior of IVestminstcr, desiring that, ovring to tbe unquiet state of the kingdom, the wanderings extrana) peregri- naciunes^’) of the brethren be restricted, and that they have cerrain processions, and be exljorted to pray earnestly for tbe King and kingdom. (Undated; time of Abbot "William dc Colchester, A.n. 1380-1420.) “ Written in our Manor of Dcnbam, 31 August.’’ Lett. Pat. granting to Will. Waldern and others Hic ])owcr of pressing workmen for the construction and repair of the Nave of the Abbey of Westminster, and granting limber, lead, &c. for the same work. 24 August, 1 Henry 5. Seal. Signed Bill (with the Royal Sign Munu.il) praying that the King would grant to Dominus Robert Essex liis frames ** oi'dcigned and made for the makyng of Kvlkes,” with their instruments, which now stondith ** nnoccupyed within your Monastery of Westminster,” and he will ordain workmen to use them, temp. Iklward 4. Copy Lett. Pcit, appointing Nicholas Ridley, Hishop of London, dissolving the Bishopric of Westminster, determining that certain churches, Ac. should be united to the Bishopric of London, and that he have authority to nominate, K'c. clerks thereto. 1 April, 4 Edward C. Lett. Pat. witnessing the deliver}' of the heart of King Henry 3 to the Abbess of Font Evraiid, in the church of Westminster, in the presence of various nobles, Ac., the same having been promised to the said Abbess when the late King was at Font Evraud. n Dec., 20 Edward 1. Letter from the King to the Abbot, Ac. of West- minster, directing that the body of his brotlicr John, Earl of Cornw.all, should be removed, agrceabl}' to the do.*; ire of the Queen Mother Isabella, to .some more litting place, “ entre lesroials,” — places being reserved for the King and his heirs. Brussels, 24 August, 13 Edward 3. Paj)er, endorsed ou wrapper, “loG8. Funeral of ** Lady Anne of Clevc.” “ How the Abbot and Con- vent take the Herso, Ac. The Heralds comjdaiu to ** the Council. The Abbot and Sexton appeared and “ showed grants for the right of the Church. Sentence “ given w^*‘ the Church against the Heralds, Ac., p Hugh Philips.” (He is called by Fcckiuim ‘*theu ** chief olliccr of the churcho for those and such like ” matters.”) Paper, endorsed on the cover, ”A very nucient •* writing, showing in what particular places in the chappcls divers Kings and Queens, Abbots, and ” others have been buried, amongst whom is Sebort, King of the East Saxons,” temp. EU7:abeth(r). A coUeciion of Rolls relating to the affairs of the Jews in Kiigland in the reigns of Henn* 3 and Edward 1 . Indulgence hv Revnartl, Archbishop of Armagh, of 40 days to all bringing rolic.s of the blood of our Lord JcMis from the Patriarch of Jernsal cm to Henry 3. I Innocent 4, A.n. 1248, 28 October. Indulgence by William, Bishop of Connor, oF 00 days to all ^worshipping at or visiting the Olmrch of Westmin‘'ter, a.d. 12.W, Feb. 2. Absolution promulgated by the Abbot of Abhigdon Papal Nuncio, in favour of the members of the ?'Iona,-lerv of V>>stminstor contributing to the Fleet :igaiu‘'t the Turks, visiting St, James de Compostclla, uppoinling a cun.^t;«sor, Ac., 17 Fob. LUo*. i)L T5cn''ation by Pope Alc.vandcr 0. in favonr of Edward Bray, scholar of (ho diocese of »SaHsl;ary-, and who, being onlv six years old, desires **milici:e dtricali ** nsrriiu,” f’ July 142G, by the Papal Commi^sary for the Abbot, of Wci^ituhi^-tcr to uppoini a Conff a null ny Pop^' in favour of the privilege*^ of th? (Oder .lohn /f Jrru^alern}, and the protf’-t it by thr* rr..^^lor of ttip Abbot, and Convent of Wc'^uuiuvter, U July 1277. of tin* bo As, plate, debitor** a.nd r.f Areblnsbop lAngbamr Two in %ery i»ad o*i:ulilior3.

Expensm Walter! dc Wenl ok. > Accoujit of the travelling expenses to mid from York and the neighbourhood of London, temp. Edw. 1. Imperfect ; the upper portion being cut off. TVo rolls, being fragments of an account of travel* ling expenses, of an Abbot of Westminster {?), temp. Edward 1. Accounts of travelling expenses of li “Domimis” between York and Loudon, 18th Edward 2. Attached is a receipt for rent of Ynisham and Carleton, 17th Edward 2. Fragment of an account of household expenditure, chiefly at York, temp. Edward 2 (?), Five rolls of accounts of (he expenses of William Colchester, a monk of Westminster, engaged abroad ou the business of the House ” in tribus causis ccclcsim ** priiicipalibus, cb in duabus causis accessor ibus ad “ duas princlpales ” (ebiefly at the Court of Rome), from 10 July 1377 to 22 November 1379. Two of these rolls arc duplicates. A little slip of parcLinent (which seems to have been used as stop to a cord), containing a list of the members of the lilonastery in the latter part of the 13th centur}*. Imperfect. Letter of Maud do Glare, Countess of Gloucester and Hertford, to the Prior and Convent of AVestmiuster. Hopes they will not take in ill part the long stay 'which their friar Dan Henry is making 'with her. To let him leave her, with the relic 'which they had allowed her to have for so long before she was better than ht present, would he a great discomfort to her, which she hopes none of them desire. Cacrleon, 8 July. Paper headed “Paymentes for the newc repairyng ” of the Se^'ng hookes,” also other expenses for the same books, gi\dng the names of monks paying for same, A.n. 149(). Another paper headed “ The names of the hrethron “ of Westmouastcric,” also of the Abbot’s servants, Ac., temp. Heniy 7 (?). Notarial instrument of the protest made by Regi- nald dc Saucto Albano, proctor of the Abbot of West- minster, appointed by him to visit ” Hmina Sancti “ Pcti’i,” when refused admission by the door-keeper of the Pope, I April I2S8, A Roll of King Henry 7. Ex])cnscs in his war against Franco to assist the Duchess of Bretagne, 4 A 5 Henry 7. Names of strangers made denizens, 30 Henry 8. A thick roll. The King’s name of hi.s own writing' at the top. An account of the roceptidn of four English em- hassadons in Franco, a" 1518, b}' Sir Nich. A^aux. Im- perfect at the beginning. Household accounts of Thomas, Duke of Olarouce, . G-9 Henry 5. Injured. Inventor}' of the jewels and precious stones be- longing to the Shrine of Edward the Confessor and others bclonginjj to the Alonaslcry of AYestminstcr, taken away and borrowed by the King for the purpose of raising money thereon, and promised to be returned within a year from Aficliaclmas. 1 June, 51 Henry 3. Great Seal of tlic King and seal of iho Papal legale. A list of precious stone.s apparently sunplicd by Roger, a goldsmith of Westminster, for a gokien inmg*', tempore Edward 1 (?). Letter obligatory of the abbot, Ac. of Westminster, to return n moiety of tlio 38 marks of the gold of tbe shrine of Haint Edward which hud been taken for the jewels .sent to Queen Margaret on her first coming to Westminster, tlio coinage being so deb.ased anil real sterlings rarely found. A.D. 1299. Fragment of a seal attached. Grant by the King to the Abbot, Ac. of AVe.Hlmuj- Etor of a certain ring with a precious ruby inserted therein, for the shrine of the Confessor ; the con- dition that he might use the said ring when hiEngland, but that it was to he placed on tlie .‘•brine when tin? Xing went abroad, and to be used for the coronation'^ of tbe King’s successors. 14 November, 12 Richard 2. Portion of a Iidtor. apparently from (he ^Vbl>i>t of Weslminstcr to the King, in reference to the noble relic,” the Iling of St. Edward, of vrhicli be wns^lbu keeper. It begs for pardon of some trespa^is in of sr*nding the rine to the King, and prays him to the right- of (ho Church. Imh nture v. hereby Tiiotnas Arundldl, (h^‘ ^ late keepe r of the Shrine of St, Edward, and of the reUcJ* of the Church r.f AVc'jtmin.'ter, dcdivcr.n to his r.uccesi'or {Ricb/ird Tedyngton) the veft(ment>% <:‘1ofh><, and jewch in his charge. 21 Dcrember, 7 Edward 4. Lideniurc whereby ThomiH CHfrornL la?e of

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p»p. I:^>0 in ibont |.‘I.’.\ with mitctlUDmii mtHt* to n liter lilt*. In liui robima the nimtite iiiumr* the form of « rhrortici* j In lh« f>*il relume it ilotn not. Vot. II. ef "Art* C*i>i(ulirt»,** nifthirenf, tcnil folli*, A.p. lAiJ-HSf:. ** Cof*d*mni«>enf« f«rLK< t-enen AudilorCb-ji,'* *.». Idl5 ind foHwtcR ytie* j i tvtrthnirtit telnmo of Si leivet. " Arti liilnti oer«m 0*|'itub» n ijuirto tolume of the I Ub irnfury, po»il*Jn>ff;r mieiYlJineinJi Witter* rrlilir* In tl»e Tirfctnit tdlill of toe f'itbtdr*]. Cmnputi of ht. Ix-onird'i lloiptUl, four or fire In ritmW. Th**«- »re the only meiiKmiU In «'i»ten« nxiWTtetl with thit hOMuLil. tnu rhvfuUr.et it Otfortl i-id Ixiftilen eiriTted- IbeT Ire cf tot)»idrriV.e Inlefeit, Mr. flilo* leftxm m*. A tsfiiartil Kilnvdir or lodei, on Twpee, to the rliirtery inJ muniment I of the IVio iiid t'Kiptrr, *« fonntcly ri;*t.ojri miejf rJt lurh onysnilt beitiji nmw no lender to b« fimn'I. ii rteien fWxn >lr. Itiine. t ii.fattjfti tf the Ifiin in J fhiffer lo iheir CTttfrchr*, bewtonicR A.t>. HrJi • ptper tidume of I’lout 2j<» yifiei. Mr. lu.nt til *rtnj liptn* tltwrlt from thii Intimuna reJotiie^ in ih# burteet l^ijrirty'* pnbliriti >n« \ fijxt Tvlome, to we.iiRtniK-n of the pwetl n< one. The Oj.J}> iwi or Tril of the IJotyelt, In lAttO) » e^urlo Illume wntcra on ttlium. it • dtte prior to the S‘t**miq CVnoooii, on whkh che CWnim* of the CelheJnl Wide oitli, frin r*rly lime* Tbfi iitjoKilel* wnj'fn reJowie, «h>r'i !• il5i'»! of inrilimible ntue, lii» ioine »d(l.tii.^t i-t It, ii tn nl»ei in the l.tih rretutyj • liet I f n lire la ih* ibnreh 1 f ff’ iT<«ni, fa) Stxon, Ixiea •Jded. IWt i« il»o Mrittirri t4 Iao 4. m N'iioo, md pert of » Iftredy of AVolittn, W the ieme ItrirOJCe. .V re'sme of t'on trm-iUjixit ly the ttiiplef ta nncmi |ieTul.>>). it iH.t |>ut of my nr{>crt,~>my boil tLenV* ite do* to the Itererriul Wu.imi ||ry, the C«o<lf. Th^Itim, nIritily* meui»3tttd, be i!lewr4 to j-ait •rnotior! Panos the ItMer p»rt of wy iriptrtJon, rt wwi »J»a my rtwhI f^xtnae fci btir Ot« tttrxluinle imilinre of the Il iortmle an irejuii 'll ante with rtoh anderreyof tiieR) a« Mr. ttiinei inder<), fwr many yotn pait he hae Wn c"?»«eil la ihit Rtotiml jxoiturly hi* own, and hetixo {1 M, that lurlt aixtnilaol ex trad* fp-m the more raJuable an 1 nwre intrmtinif iiemx among; theta are to be found in ieerriil of the roltmie* tixuevl I>y the htirtm Sodety In the aemo |mllifai)one tlxre will al»a be fotiuii rarloue ettrarte, by the aime ilLifaitl and Itborioui hand, fn»i» the early lafine IWIa of the Cathntraij whx-h, how- rTir, ihi nut furm part of the ndlertioQ wldch I bad (he pleaiurr to !nip*rt. In the Ij^iriry of the Dein and Cliapier, ttbtrb, by the Ifavl fariiiir ala<> of Air. lUtne, 1 had an opjwrtuoity of rtmtn;,', there are aerrril ruly manuaonpti, but nofbnvr afuooR tliMii, ao far ax I ttiuld a
llrroaT o'* the MS. C*«tfu»T rtiEwiEnin to tk* Coirumioaiu bt tut 11 tr. Caxob Nobew. Tilt MS, lelougimr to the Dean ami Chapter of Drielol rontaine the negittratlon of Deed* and Ifiden- iurti of Loa*ea between Uio Dean and Clmptor und TBrloni penoni, from Iho 29th Hen. 8 to 25 Elu. N


98 To^rards the end of tlic volume there is a table of tfontents, which proves that the hlS. is now imperfect. It has suffered much from damp and fii’e/ but it has been thorougly repaired and put in boards. \

The OonrORATioN* or Abingdon. The various documents are here described in the order in which they were shown tp me by Mr. Payne, the Worshipful the Mayor of the town. . - . A folio paper volume, in rough calf, not paged, and in good preservation. This volume, which was compiled in 3587, under the Mayoralty of Thomas Mayott, is finely written, so far as the original part. of it, extends. It contains a list of the Mayors, leases, and covenants as to the town property/and a memorial of Benefactors. In accordance with a request in the title-page, that the volumes may he continued, additional entries were made in it until the year 1610, down to which period the Mayotts, formerly an influential family here, are frequently named; they arc now extinct. The last entry in the volume makes mention of three books as being then in the possession of the Corporation, Howes Cronacles ’’ being one of them. It does not appear to have survived. A folio paper Register, in limp parchment, not paged. It contains an account, in 1599, of the Acts then made by the Town Conncil, all others being apparently repealed, in order to start afresh. It also contains a register of Benefactors of the town. There are then additions to it, giving an account of Stocke employed^’ in 1601 ; or, in other words, a full account of various sums of monej’’ loft to the town by different persons, with the names of those to whom such sums were then lent on loan, and on "what security. Many of these entries contain matters of considerable interest. This volume is not quite so well preserved as the preceding one. A folio paper volume, in old calf. It contains acts of the Town Conncil from about the 18th of Elizabeth (a.d. 1576) to the year 1686. It also contains the various oaths administered at different periods, entries of ap- prenticeship, and a list of the burgesses of the town in the time of Elizabeth. A folio paper volume called a Ledger;” being a minute-book of proceedings of the Town Council be- tween tbo years 1686 and 1767. These “ Ledgers ” are continued down to the present day. A folio paper volume, containing a Register of the Court of Record from the 35th of Charles 2 to tho 11th of William 3. It consists wholly ^of lists of charges and accusations. / This collection, it will bo seen, is but a scanty one, tho borough having been incorporated so late as tho year 1555. My best thanks are duo to his Worship the Mayor for the great pains he took in bringing every- thing that might ho worth seeing to my notice. I have also to acknowledge my obligations to Mr. Morland, Jun. (acting for his father, the Town Clerk} in his ab- sence) for the interest ho took in my enquiries, and tho courteous hospitality which he extended to me. Henry Tiiokas Riley,

The Hospital of Chbist, at Abingdon. This Hospital was founded in the reign of Edward the Sixth, .upon the old foundation of the Guild or Brother- hood of tho Holy Cross, which itself was established in the reign of Richard tho Second, and whose house, or at least the outer shell of it, still exists in the town. The Exchequer^ Chamber, or Treasury, of tho present Governors, as it most probably was of the aiicient Brethren, is in a small chamber attached to the church of St. Helen. Hero their meetings were formerly held, and here arc deposited, in presses, their charters, title-deeds, and books of accounts; the latter, in several folio volumes, bc^itming about a.d. 3587. The title- deeds, many of ^Wiich go back to Edward the First, and some apparently to Henry the Third, are nume- rous, but not sorted, and consequently lie in a state of confusion. If examined, they would bo found to be of interest, as throwing light upon the past history of localities, and the names and status of many of their former inhabitants. In them f incidentally found mention made of tho former “ Horse-market ” and tbo

Clochier,” or Bell-houso, onco standing in ,tlic' churchyard of St. Helen’s, all remembrance -of which scorns to have utterly perished. The few other, books (with the modern Deeds and Documents) which 'the 'Governors of tho Hospital possess, are kept either in the Hospital Hall” used for their meetings, or at the office of Mr. J. T. Morland, clerk to the Master and Governors; to whose kindness I am indebted for an opportunity of examining them. Their chief and oldest book is, — , ' ‘ n A small Cartulary,' in qur^'to, parchment, written, no doubt, in the 13th or 14th year of Henry the Sixth, a.d. 1435-7. It is without pagination, but evidently quite perfect, being in fine preservation; it Las been care- fully bound within the last 40 years, with clasps. Its original title-page is thus headed,—/^ Transcriptum do verho in verhum, verum exemplaro omnium et sin-’ gulorum, libertatum, chartarum, scriptorum, et mu- nimentorum, omnium maneriorum, toiTarum, tene- mentorum, pratorum,^ pascuarum, reddituum, scr- vitiorum, ob proventuum, Fraternitatis sive Gildm Sanctm Crucis, Abendonim in Comitatu Berkeschirm fundatos. Incipit cum. Dei. laude. Amen. .Et primo. de manerio de Seint Elenes.” I am inclined to think, however, that this volume does' not contain toanscripts of all the deeds prior to tho 13th of Henry. the Smh, that belonged to the Guild of St. Cross at the time of its dissolution ; and that some, if hot many, are ,to be found in the Exchequer Chamber of the Governors, which are not here entered. A thin small quarto paper volume, neatly 'written, with the following jatle : — ** A Monument of Christian Mu- “ iiificence, wherein the right honourable meraorie of “ the chiefe Benefactors both to the said Fratemitic of the Holy Crosse, and the new foundation of , the Hos- pitall of Christ in Abingdon, in the Countic of Berks, ‘‘ is registered and immortalized, to God’s gloide, and “ to their everlasting praise, for tho inviting of pos- toritie [to y® imitation of their charitable bountie. Wintten by Frauncis Little.” Tho Preface is dated the 20(;h of September 1627 ; which is followed by an “ Epistle Dedicatorie” to tbe Master and Govoniors. Then an account of the various Benefactors and Wor- thies — Henry the Fifth, Founder of the Bridges, Jeffery Barbour, Sir Peter Besils, John Golafro, Wiluam Hales, King Richard tho Third, King Henry the Seventh, Henry the Eighth, Sir John Mason, King Edward the Sixth, Thomas Denton, Lioncll Bostock, John Kent, John Parkins, William Bonnet, Ralph Bennet, William Orpwood, Thomas Teasdale,‘Mawde Teasdale, Richard Wightwick (with Thomas Teasdale, a great benefactor to Pembroke College, Oxford), John Blacknall, King Charles the First. The above matter occupies the first hundred pages ; which are followed by 26 in blank, and then 15 containing a List of ^Gnvenrors and an Index. Beyond the fact that the rvriter was an inhabitant of Abingdon, no particulars relative to him Appear to liavc survived. This is a work ’ evidently of considerable local interest, and it is a matter somewhat of surprise to me that the Master and Governors of the Hospital have hitherto omitted to have it printed. It is a qrraintly witten little volume, and would no doubt be a. welcome contribution to the past history of the to^vn, and tho biography of some, at least, among the Berkshire worthies. , n , ' “The Statutes .and Ordinances of Christ’s Hospital “ in Abingdon;” the original copy, small quarto, of tbo Ordinances of 1558. Signed by “ John Mason,” tho founder (by whose exertions the Charter and Grant from King Edward tho Sixth was obtained). Sundry books of Minutes and Accounts connected with the Charity. ' I must not omit to express my thairks to the Reverend C. Delaval Oobham, of . University College, Oxford, for the^ assistance which, in conformity with his communi- cation to tho Commissioners (dated the 31st of August 1869), he so readily afforded me in "obtaining access -to tho Corporation and the Hospital records ; *and ray appreciation of the gi'eat interest which Iio takes, ^as well in antiquarian loro . generally, as in everything that is in any way likely to throw light upon the form or history of the place. ' Of its Abbey hut few vestiges remain ; one or two of its minor officials hfe named in some of the early deeds of the Guild of tho Hoty Cross which I cursorily inspected ; but beyond such casual mention as this, not a lino probably, penned in the Middle Ages, bearing reference either to the foundation, its architecture, or its inmates, is now to hC found 'ivithin the limits of the borough. of Abingdon.' , Abun- dant testiniohios; however, to its jformcr greatocss still

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lUitl* of lfi<’ Ittif* OMirt, U'top Ifirliard 2, » lar^o t'i’lrttk/n » f ijorumfri*, fiilrml u>f,"^jr>r. Ainopg llu rahrslloiiiOTi* dncnmetit* ttofo aro Tlirrfrior.tli*!*, ffiT)*«lijltiff tbr r#mr« of all tho itrecU lit Ilrldj;v«t«r, %Uli iIjo leluibiL'a'** la tarh { mit, from tto wnueg, Ixlcmgiog apparently to tbe timo of llleli-

ard 2, ih* cUirr la Uiat of Ifenry 6. In tto fjnncr, DrntlMi is mwlrtcf Ot© lulialitfanU of "|•TnrU 4 , it i* irrnljanotla* •' Orlrw btretc." Tfco»o dfiTomonU torabinrd will acooant fur ll*e nomowliat tinifiilw name of *‘i*eoclOrlica Htrcrt" at pro »cr.t borne liytsieof ibo *t(rrU in Ilriilgwator, wliicli, I am told, I- M tiorn a suljjmt of cnrttjn* tnnoiry amemp tbo total artkinartr*. 170* 1 Ftrrrt (»a failed iTrot>al*iy from Its Tilt IjijIMrr) »ai f«i*innf»l by th* »trcrl known (from ttn fyoopalien, po duo lib of ii* rtKiilfrts) as tb»* “Or* ** brti/* or '‘Orfilro,” lie *• Hold I'Uft, or ••OolJ* rmitbery.*' Tlio two •Ufrt*. in lapo of lime, bare rffTic to bo iffkf^! a* rne, wbteb retnir.i the name* of t-ilh- Varton* dfirorcrrt* fcmioetftl with the llfwrital of Ft Jfti n at llriJpwakr- at ibo lima of U o DiMolotioa, Tl,ed*rd» in tl P j«»i«i?hti of tf 0 CorjxiraU'm, from lie teivn tf Ilmry 3 diwnwardi.i® rfferxnct to former r»'*ifry*ncr* if pe jif-rly in ibetow-n amt rfiRhlionrhood, are pru'siUy irrml bandioii* la nomtior, and, frtaa a cnnrry e »>rr 5 *AttMi of Piany of ibew, I am Irtlnifd to II- Jrk tf-ii iJ.eJr frrfer!* Kay tJ.row mnoh tipbt epen the fr-Bner rf the place In the earlier tl e lesrp li fiTvjneTilty mer ti me,! a* ** IlrnirRe tValteH ** ar»t *' Piiffpe tValleii,*' a fact wtirh. irj rrjmieilort alio with tl* t<*wa'* arm*, a ramie t'amling bn a bridRe, rrie-tnally dilpree* Of live ihcriy that tU TiamO t* ft Ciir* nif''f ei cf ‘'llorRh IValter,” cir “'the ft/rewRh of Walter ^ de Ibmay. W when iho idare wa* cranWrl t-r Wdl.iri tlf f'w'ijneMr In a di'ed cf tie tOiti I^lward 2 . fief'jled tiy lbJ.srt J" Aiie*ty. railed **l>r *• reilrf,** a nan with tie »lrgnl»r narie of *'J(bn •‘ baleilyn" rcenrt a* a witiiB** In a dOBit of th« l2th Ifrrjy f, a " tt (Ihiri Mai t/rr “ i* eassrl a* • wltnerr. IlnnifirT, tli« fitS-mf IWiert liliVe, the celelswfrd Adpiiral la the lUr* rf t! o C'ommeawraltli, w»* 3 faycr tf iTn !,jwa.t«T, arj t.i* riAine ftrKuii/rjdly oeenr* atnm'g 1V riiwr*la-*wvn» d r-umetii* ef rKTf frrer.t ilite, l-fte NKtiBvl *K, Ilrid^rwafcT t« dntitotr cf any- llir,* iljt Kay t< fiJify cwlleit * TiJcrae, an funnirtj jian of I'-J arWrrt rterrli Harlni; bemi ctidcrUy r»^i/r*rS rtoTirg Karr tnceoiiTe pmomtlrn*. lt« dcifurimj* are rrrn»»nly JjjisirranRed.iMid nutilated in pt-esefrir trwiaree* TJ ey »l> irt appir. herweter, t>7 bare m-''K'e‘t piocb from damp, arsil iho Ci-rjV'raUon, r *s-i irrakliNt tj My, are aViiii to tato fUju to rtirura U «-'r fatere tta*«ier^j, ,,, ^^,1 4*f„ pr*<-rrati.-Ve rf IltrmrailL. llo ilrfcat of Bpliprmoor, and the eroeluraeirrrkrltrpin IJ.O inhabiuittsthrongh Iho a,*eneic# of Jef'reyi and Kirke.

1 tiare to tharik Vr Fully, tie Jfaycr, and Mr. J. II H Canlike, tbo Ti/wti Hcrk of Ilrldgwater, f<’r tho Vlr,*tnr«* with which they laced fte ry #TaiIabt«j fiu-Jlily for eiamlnSr.tf tbelr Tnunimeril* and rccurd* at my ilia- l*o»4l Til Mr Alderman r ft. Nifbntli, Jn partienlar, tnr (hinle ape fepmaJIy tlue. fur tho ffrrtt hitfreat wbirL he mAnlfc*lei| in nyenunlnc*. and the abondant infiimitluti whleb hi* reading and obierraticnenablcil him to plea we relit irr to U.o jwt hlitory of tho lown and tifigbleinrhocsl.

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CAWSRicost Thk CoaroiuTiox, The rariou* rolume* uro noticed {n tho order Jn whkh they were •‘h;'*n to mo by ilr. IJohtcn, tho chief tUr% In Uvn Town Clrrk « Onico, ^.0 "Cp,.* Book,” a veil urn imalt thick folio Tolntne, in modem binding, Thla Tolumo i* mado up of iranntis frogiuem-, writiei, ,t widely iblTiWit iiert^rf. blit which were probably (iret Wtind together about two centuries aince.OirreUW o imginntiou almost through. out In a hand of the 17lh century t Mcept at the cImo, where, «|>oa tl.o re-binding cf the tolutne, matted written at a recent date has been Introduced. Why



Mr. Cooper, the late Town Clerk, garo it tbe name of the Cross Book ” I hare not keen able to ascertain. It begins with a Kalendar, slightly illuminated, and belonging probably to the time of Edward 3, followed by a leaf with one page of writing in tbe same hand as the Kalendar, being extracts from the first chapter of St. Luke and the first chapter of St. John, These leaves may possibly have formed part of a volume used in the middle ages for swearing the. members and officials of the Corporation. They are followed, in another hand, of about the time of Hi chard 2, by a pi oclamation to be made yearly on tbe Saturda}" after the Feast of St. Dionis (or Denis), as to the purchase of hides and skins by tanners and sboemakers. Then follows, in a hand of probably the time of Henry 4, the oaths of the Mayors, Bailiffs, and burgesses ; and on. the reverse of the leaf are entries of tbe time of Edward 4 and Richard 3. On another folio is a proclamation in English, to be made wdtbin a month after Michaelmas, before holding the Court Lcet in Cambridge, belonging probably to the time of Henry 5. On folio vii, a regu- lation is entered as to assault and abuse ; tbe offender to be punished by imprisonment and a diet of bread and "water; made on Thursday, the Feast of St. Michael, 2 Edward 3. Then follow a long series of town regu- lations, in diflerent hands, probably from the time of Henrj’ 4 to Henry 6. The volume in fact may bo termed an important collection of miscellaneous matters relative to the town of Cambridge, from the close of the l4th century downwards. The whole of its contents, how-ever, appear to have been thoroughly sifted by the late Mr, Cooper for quotatioff in the pages of his “ Annals of Cambridge.” Yol. 2 of the Common Day-Book, a paper quarto volume, in n mutilated condition. It contains the transactions of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Council, and the admissions to tbe freedom of the town from the 6th to the 19th of Elizabeth, a.d. 1564-77, It is quoted by Cooper in his “Annals.” The first volume of the Common Day-Book is at present missing ; the earliest date mentioned in Cooper's “Annals” as being con- tained in it, is 1544. The other Common Day-Books are volumes of vaiy- ing sizes, the later ones being large folios. They com- prise the following periods, 1610-47, 1647-81, 1681- 1722, 1722-55, 1755-71, 1771-86, 1786-92, and dpwn- "svnrds to the present time. Register-Books of the town of Cambridge. The first volume, extending from 15‘44 to 1582, is a veiy large folio volume of about 450 leaves of paper. It professes to contain a list “of all surrenders of rents, acts, and “ ordinances, . . . . as of all inrolments of inden- “ turos and deeds, of fynes acknowledged, and divers “ other things.”^ It does not deem to have been used by Cooper for his “Annals of Cfambridge,” hut, from a cursory inspection, it would seem to bo a valuable book. The second volume of tbe Register-Book is not at present to be found. It appears to have been merely n book of enrolments. See Cooper’s “ Annals,” vol, I., p. 295. “Book of tbe Orders and Constitutions of the Cor- “ poration of the Townc of Cambridge,” from 1686 to 1785; a large folio paper volume, containing orders, enactments, oaths, and the like. The Borough Accounts, from an early date, are largely quoted by Mr. Cooper. On asking Mr. Holdcii, tho chief clerk, for a sight of them, he searched for them in tho Muniment-room, bub ultimately informed me tliat they could nob be found. The Couchcr Books, or Registers of Leases, arc a series of large paper folio voTumes, beginning at the Isl of Elizabeth, and coming down to the present time. The above are the whole of the books that were shown to me; of other doctmicnts or deeds of any kind I saw none; and not having visited tho Muniment-room, I cun give no opinion ns to whnt it may contain, I have to thank his Worship the Mayor of Cam- bndge, Mr. Brown, for the promptness and courtesy with wliich, though snfiering from severe illness, ho pmonully granted me access to tho Corporation docu- ments; ana I also beg to acknowledge tho readiness with which Mr. Foster, tho Town Clerk, afforded me the neccEsary facilities for collecting the information contained in this Report. Hemiy Thomas Rieev.

ThX CoiU’OBATIOK OF CoYE^’IBT. : The various volumes and. deeds are noticed in tho order in which they were shown to mo by the Town Clerk’s assistant, and the Hall-kcepcr, The earliest Charter in the possession of tho Corpora- tion is one from Eanulph, Earl of Chester, to his bur- “ gesses of Coventry,” a.i>. 1153. It is in fine presev- vatiou, and with the seal annexed. ' The earliest Leefc Book, or Book of the Court Leet, a vety largo paper folio volume (in modem binding,' and kept in a box by itself), begins with tho election of the Mayor, on Saturday, the Conversion of 'Stl Paul, in the 8th year of Hcniy 5, and comes dowm to 1622, tho reign of lames 1. Pasted within one of tho side covers of this volume is a piece of musical notation of early date, in parts, beginning with “Qui tollis peccati mnndi.” The volume, which contains no loss than 436 folios, is apparently one of great value, and in all probability has never been consulted. In folios 168-170 arc accounts of the pageants shown before, and tho English verses addressed to, Queen ^Margaret, on her visit to Coventry 4n tho 35th of Henry 6. In folio 281 is a description of the visit of Prince Arthur in the 14th of Henry 7, with a copy of the verses then addressed to him. Two volumes of “Letters and Papers, formerly pre- “ served in tho Treasury of the Corporation of the City “ of Govcntiy, arranged in tho yeai*s 1832 and 1833 by “ Thomas Sliarp and George Eld.” Yol. I. : a magni- ficent folio volume, which it would take weeks probably adequately to describe, contains 166 folios of stout moder^i paper, upon whicb tbe Letters are inlaid with either transcripts in a modern hand beneath or oppo- site to the letters, or else, where the letter is of great length, a summary of its contents. Tho first is from Queen Isabel, mother of Edward 3, to tho Mayor and Bailiffs, in behalf of tho Friars Minors of Coventry. Then occur several in French, from Henr 3 ’' .4; one, in English, from Edward 4; one, in English, from Prince Edward, afterwards Edward 5 ; one, in English, from Richard 3 ; several, in English, from Prince Arthur ; several from Henry 7 ; one from Amnc Bolcyn, in 1533,. announcing tho birth of a princess ; many from Henry 8; and one from Elizabeth, ns to the safe keeping of the Queen of Scots at Coventry, on her way from the Korth. Tho, Royal Letters in this volume end with James 2, on folio 49; then follow Letters from other personages, probably 150, or more. Among the "writers are George Throgmorton, jointly ' with Richard Catesby, in tho early part of the reign of Henry 8 ; Cardinal Wolsoy ; Thomas, Maremis of Dorset; Lord Protector Somerset; Sir Thomas White, founder of St. John’s College, Oxford ; Lord Burghlcy and Sir Francis Mildmny; Thomas Ri’lcy, Mayor, to Sir John Throgmorton, in 1555 ; Robert, Earl of Leices- ter ; Sir John Harjmgton ; Fulke Grcvillc; tho Privy Council in 1591, with autograj^ signatures of Obris- topber Hatton, W. Burghlcy, F. Cobham, C. Howard, and J. Forte scuo ; Sir Thomas Leigh, Mayor of Lon- don ; Chief Justice Popham ; Lord Chaucellor Elles- moro ; John, Lord Haryiigton ; J ohn Pridcaux, Rector of Exeter College, Oxford, aftenvards Bishop of Woi;ccstcr; Lord Coke, in restraint of tho acting of tljo players in Lent; several more Lctlcra, with the signatures of all tho members of tho Privy Council ; several from AVil- liam, Lord Compton, afterwards Earl of Northampton ; Thomas Morton, Bishop of Lichfield and Covcntiy ; Edward (afterwards Baron) Conway ; the Deputy Lieu- tenants of the county, on tho storage of powder for the County, Lst October 1623, signed b^' Thomas Leigh, Richard Ycrney, and Thomas Lucye ; and several Let- ters, with the signatures of Edward Coke, Basil Field- ing, End 3 ’mion Porter, and. others. The Second Yolumc of these Lcttcr.s in arrangement resembles tho first, both of them being bound in vellum, and closing wdth clasps. It consists of 153 folios, and commences at 1638, in ebronological sequence to the contents of the preceding one. Jt contains numerous Letters from Spencer Compton, Earl of Northampton; Letters from Lord Keeper Coventrj-; a large corresj^on- dence of Parliamentary authorities in London with tho I^fayor and Aldermen of Coventry, the signature occur- ring (in p. 213) of A Villi am Pry nne; Lcttcra from Richard Baxter, the Nonconformist; Sir Oliver St. John; John Backet, Bishop of Lichfield and Ooventr}'; and many others. Tlicrc is a good index to both volumes at the end of the Second Volume ; and there arc a number of loose Letters inserted bewcen the pages of Ibo volumes, which liave been discovered probably since the volutnqia wore originally orranged.

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A largo foUo pauer Tolnmo, in old calf, knovru as ’* llam&cjr BartonV Doot." It has thia iascription, TUia booWc was made by llumfrey Burton, and by ” him brought info ^tbe Chamber of this Cifio of *' Coventry, for this cities nse, 1C35 below which is added in, of course, a later hand, — “And for which ho bad a gratuity of a taVo, worth ono hundred cuinies.’’ The subject of the volumo is described ns “ Observa- “ tions loBching the Antifjujtics and tenuro of Coven- “ trey.** It eentnins n review of Ibc early history of tho pfacc, copies of early charters and deeih, recoros of tria^ abstracts of opimoiis, and an KoglisU translation of the great Charter granted to Coventry by James I. A imall folio ^mper Tolunie, bound in pew morocco, being a book of receipts by the city anlhorifics between 15GI and IC53. A small folio, corresponding in every respect with tbo preceding volume, being n booh of payments by tho city antiiorities between and l6o3. There is cyjdently ronch curious matter in this vplumo. A Btnall folio, rorresponding in every way with tho two preceding volumes, being n book of Tithe Acconuts between 1577 and 1CT7, A small folio paper volorne, of the Iltli Charles J, with the title “ llooko touching Ship money raised in '• IVarwicfcshiro , now that the Citie of •* Coventry and the Counlie thereof is to bo rated but “ at a 15'^ part of IS'arwickslnre," etc. A long folio paper volume ; being n Bail Book, with an account of mainprises and inretics between 1C61 and 1CS3. A very largo folio paper volume, being only aliout one-fourth fall, having for title, — “ Tho llooko of tho *' Survey of all tho londcs and teocmenta belonging to *• tho Corporation cf the Ctttte of Coventrie, be^ae to “ bo taken 513^ . , . , Ehaabcth,” 1581. Tho volume is in its original wooden boards, which are lined with leaves of a parchment manuscript of about the 14tb cen- tniy, containing apparently rragments of tho Decretals. A folio paper volume, in old calf binding, much mnti- lated: being a Minute Book containing tho Acts of tho Town Council of Coventry, from, apparently, tho Jlayoraltyof Thomas IVhitely, in 1556, down to 1612. The early port of this volumo is in extremely bad con- dition, but it evidently contains matter of considcraiile Interest. A folio paper volume, in old wood boards, being a Minute Book, conUttung "Orders and Actsof ConneeJj,'* from 1610 to 1G66, “Bought when Mr. John Ilogeraou ** was Maior." There is much interesting matter in this volume, I am told, in refercaco to tbo doings of the Farhamentary Committee sitting hero during Uio timo of tho Civil War. Leet Book of tho City of Coventry, from I5S8 down to 23rd October 1831, at which dnto (page 57B) tho entnes cease. A thin vellum folio in wooden hoards, beginning with three pages of Obits, and various payments made, at ebnrebea jn Coventry, apparently in the time of Jlenry 0 and in 1 105; which latter data is mentioned at tlio end of pago 1. Then follow indentures and deeds, mostly entered in chronological seonence, from tho 16th of Btchard 2 to tho ISfh of Heury 7. Account Book of tbo Company of Corvisera (or Shoe- makers}, from tlio year 1052 down to I Oeorgo 3. This book la of intereak.as giving an insight into the gradual changes in social haluts and usages. It may here bo added also, that tlie solo existing Trade Companies now in Coventry are, tho Coppers, the Wortfed IVeavcrs, and tho Drapers. i _ ^ A largo paper folio volume', in limp calf, mutilated at Ibe beginning, containing Arconnts and payments from the 37th of iTenry 8 (a n. 1546) down to 1701, one-third of the volume being left in blank. Tbo payments aro those made by tbo Mayors, and other officers of the Corporation, of loan moneys and char i ty m oneys , Th ere aro also entries of anretysnips. A largo folio paper volume, in limp vellum, con- taining tho Accounts of tho Kccoiver of tbo Ecnta and Bevenues of the lato Guilds and Chantries, yearly from J6CS to 1698. Tho volumo is in good preservation, but only of use as indicating the localities of former inhabi- tants, and, in some instances, tbo former prices of commodities. Avery large pper folio, in old calf, containing 828 pages, and setting forth ocoounts from the 18th of -Eh«abetli(a.D.1576) tol686. Thero aro some interest- ing entries in this volume in reference to oid manners aim customs, and the former prices of commodities. ' ‘A very Urge pper folio, in 'old calf, containing accounts from the 16th of Eliiabeth (ajd. 1574) to 16C7,

© A small volume, in bad condition, of racogimahcca entered into by Innholders and Victuallers, aa to not celling or dressing Qesh meat in Lent ; Tecognizahceji also of officials, and lists of maltsters and butchers dwelling in the Ci^ of Coventry in 1613. Tho volume also contains a " Taxation of Iho town of Caresley, for 2 tho relief of those that be infected with thoPIagUo in " the Cittio ofCovcntro." A folio paper volame, bound in limp calf, rather mntilatccl attnobeginningt contnining tho Accounts of the Chamberlains of Coventry from tbo year 1498 down to tho 17lh of EHxabcth (an. 1575); 280 pges filled, abont 150 leB vacant. This Is a valuahlo and most interesting volume, in reference to tho prices of mate- rials and generoi commodities in those times, and tho rates of wages. _ ^ . A largo paper folio volume, containing tbo Cham- berlains* and Wordens’ Accounts from 1574 to 1635. Many of the items are fees, presents, dinners to JactgOH nnd others ; and tho volnmc, containing 9H page#, is replete with matter of great interest. -V largo paper folio volume, containing the Cham- lierlains’ and Wardens’ Accounts, from 1636 to 1709. Though of eoai pamt I vely recent date, many of the itenw aro curious. A ve^ large folio Tolumc, of about 1,200 pages of paper, in tattered old calf binding, but otherwise in good condtiion ; containing tbo receipts and expenditnrc of tlio Brethren and Bisters of tho Qnild of Corpus Christi in Coventry, from the 3rd of Henry 7 (aji.IwS) down to the farst of Mary (a.d. 1553). ’The members of this Guild, winch must bare been ono of high import- nuec, aecm, from tbo Hegistem in the volnmp, to Wve been spread over all England, as, among other locali- ties wo find Eondon, Lynn, and Burmycham (BinDing- ham) mentioned. Tho volumo is evidently full of matter of great interest, in refercnco to the osages, habitations, diet, costume, end general habits, of those times ; end it well merits a thorough search, as throw- ing light npon onr former sociol history. In pagO 13, under tho 3m of Henry 7, wo find the following entry ; —“Item, lo recocke per annum. In jt are in. staynd- “ mg beddea. id. tirlo beddes well bothomed. A cup- '* bordo in tho ehciTc chnumbro, in, mete tabuls, with “ trostiels and formes to them. An almery in the “ parlour, A high screno in tbo hallo, zx.ii]. durres ” [doors], beaido tho hallo durres, with lokkea and " keyes to theym. Item, xt. beddes mor. Item, v. “ itabiils well nlankyd, with rakkes and maungera “ accordynge. item, the inmost stnbaile not plankyd, “ hut rakko and rasnnger vi. viii’*.'* Agmui, on another wge — there is no xiagination in tho Tolnme — thero is the following heading; — “Tempore “ 3t. Dwalo. Keceptio finium Fratmm ct Sorornm " Oyldm Corpus [sio] Christi et Sancti Nycholai “ Coventnm, tempore Johannis Dwole, Magistri ojus- “ dera Cyldm, etc. Tho wychc Maister Johan Dwalo " ilesecya in the furst nnarter after he was cbossyii “ Mayster of the scyd yeld, and never made no dyner.” Tho members of this Society seem to have been of all ranks and conditions, and to have belonged to every possible trade and calling. Tho entries, from tho first, are sometimes in Latin, and sometimes in English. I have begged Mr, Browett, tho worthy Town Clerk, to let this Bingpiiarly interesting volume have n etont nnd handsome binding, and a box to itself, like the earliest of the Leet Books ; a request wbich h« very courteously promised to comply with. • A small folio paper volume, m rough calf, contain- ing tho Chamberlains* and Wardens’ Accounts from S3 Henry 8 (aj>. 15-12) to 1656 ; under different heads from those previously described. In this volume there aro 429 written pages, about one-fourth being then left in blank, pages 491-516 excepted, npon which entries aro mode. A very small jmper folio volume, in limp voUum, of receipts and payments between 16tl and 1690, occupy- ing ^0 pages, A small paper folio volume, intituled “Book of the *' Hospifal in Grey Friar Lane,’’ made about the year 1618. Only a few pages of it are filled. ' Tbo Conwration o also in possession of charters and deeds, probably many hundreds in number, from the 12th century downwards; which are preserved, with singular carefulness, in the Mnniment-room adjoining the Town Hail, in large numbers of sliding travs, ingeniously coastruetod for their protection, . I have to acknowledge my obligations to Mr. T. Browett, tho Town Clerk, for his courted in personally shewing me acme of the manuscripts belongang to tho N 3

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Corporation, and providing nio every facility for col Iccting.tlio materials for. this Eeport. > o ’ ’ HUNllV. Tjiomas

Tjie Town of Gtx^astonbtoy. « On proceeding to this town,' to' make enquiries a® to any existing records, I was informed by Mr. S. the Town Clerk, that,' to all a])pcaranco*, nothing of the sort came into the possession of the Corporation when the place Avas made corpomte hy its Charter of the 4th of Anne. Its earliest books are ono or two Hegister's of the proceedings of the ToNvn Council in the reign of George 1. A considerable number of the Abbey docu- ments, it is supposed, are still in existence, but hn-ve fallen into private hands. It may be not inopporP'^nc here ‘to add, that in July 1859 a Conventual Register and Cartulary of this Abbey was sold by auction in liondon, for 141L ISs, In it a Letter of Bishop Tanner was inserted, stating that he had saved the from dcsti’uction at a grocer’s shop. The Churchwardens of the Parish of St. John tho Baptist, at Glastonbmy, form a body corporate, 'with a common seal, and in possession of considerable landed property/ Their muniments of title are very numei'ous, many of thorn belonging to the reign of Edward tho Pirst. B3" ilie Icind favour of Mi*. Swayne, one of the Chm’chwardens# I had an opportunity of examining these documents, in the hope of possildy finding an^Jicnt 'Registers or Computus Rolls among them, rhad- i^t the good fortune, however, to meet -with anj’thing of the sort, beyond five or six fragments of Churchw«ai*dGns’ Accounts, each parchment being torn in halves domi tho middle, and the writing rendered almost wholly illegible through damp. From tivo or three lines that were decipherable, I found that one of them was of tho nato A.D. 1417. The title-deeds of St. John’s contain ^ome interesting items of information as to the topography of the touni in tho Middle Ages. Hbnuv Thomas Rii,:^^.

The Corpohation of the City of I^orwich. In the years 1845-7, an Inventory of the Books, Recai’ds, and Documents, then in the possession of the Corpora- tion, was drawn up, in the form of a thin quarto volvime. One of the two copies then made of this Inventory, jnost elaborate!}’’ written and illuminated upon vellum, is at present in the possession of !Mrj “W. L. Mendham/ the Town Clerk ; by whose courtesy it was placed at niy service. It has the following title : — This Repertory of the Rolls, Records, Documents, and Mimiments of n Title, belonging to the Body Corporate of tho City of ‘‘ ITorwich, was coihpiled under the suporintendonce , of Arthur Dalryraple, the Chairman * * * in the years 1845, 6, and 7, by Goddard Johnson/’ It cont^-ins 163 pages, besides an Index. The various, books and documents arc here described, in the order in w5iich the}^ were selected by me from this Repertory^ or handed to mb by order of. Mi’* Skippon, chief- clerk to ‘Mr. 'Mendham. ' . • ^ Charters. — The following Charters, granted to this City by various sovereigns; are still in the possession of the Corporation j great care having evidently been taken to ensure their preservation. — One Ohartei^. of Henr}^ 2, granted before 1189 ; one of Richard 1, granted in 1193 ; ono of John, granted in 1199 ; four (?) of Henry 3, iAvo (?) being granted inl229,’onein .l254, and another in 1255; three of Edward 1 : ’ in . addition to .which. Charters were granted hy Edward 3, Richard 2; and successive sovereigns. • . ' Court Rolls. — Those parchment .Rolls - are kept in bundles, in all 50 in number. Prom the samples in the earlier parcels which I examined, they appeared to Be Rolls of Courts of Record, formerly held in Horwich ibr. the acknowledgment and -registration of debts. The following are the dates of these Rolls : — < : ^ . .Bundle 1 to. 3,- a.h. 1285-1300. . : ' ^ „ 4„ 15, ,, 1300-1400. . , ; ‘ „ 16 „ 20, 1403-1508. . ' n 21 ,,-32, . „ 1510-1604: ^ . ,V 33„.50, 1605-1700., - •- City Revenues and Letters. r-Such is the endorseinent of a large thick folio paper volume, referred to hy Blomcfield (Hfsfon/, of I^orfolh) ’a^ thb Liber' Ruber “ Civitatis.” In thc modern Eepertoi’y, above described,

it is noticed as a Volume containing copies of Letters ‘‘•’from manylSroblcnien in high officiaV situations, and three original Letters (loose).' In the same book are contained the Rovenuc.s or Income of the Corporation,' and an account of the variances between tho Corpo-'- ** ration and the Dean and Chapter/’ This volume •was given to tho Corporation by William Mingay, Mayor, of Horwich in 1561, 2, ahd was in uso from that date to 1577, to show “ what treasure remained, in the* trcasur3%” at the time of each Majw entering and. leaving ofiico, .and how the moneys had been spent. It contains also two Rentals of the Corporation property circa 1561 and circa 1612 ; a long account of a lawsuit, in 1634, between tho Doan and Chapter of Horwich and tho Maj'or and Corporation, and other miscellaiieous documents of tho early part of tho latter half of the seventeenth contur3^ At the other end of the book have boon entered, from the -writing, apparently by tho same scribe, about 130 Letters, addressed to the Ma^’or and Corporation (date from 1605 to 1623), from tho King, the Trivy Council, tho Archbishop of Oanterbur}’-, and them arc probably of a purelj^ formal character, some might possibl}^ prove to be of historical value. A large square folio paper book, endorsed ** An old Pree-Book;” referred to hy Blomefield as ''Liber “ Tntroib. Civ.” It contains 161 leaves of stout paper, and, at the end, four additional leaves of parchment ; which, however, are not perfect. Pi’om an enti*y at tho head of tho obverse of tho fifth leaf, wo learn that it was given hy Richard Spynk, who is known to have been a rich and munificent citizen of Horwich, in 1344, for the memoranda of the' Community’ to bo entered therein. Of the first 30 leaves, three are left in blank, and four have been '.cut out: on tho others are tran- scribed many entries belonging to tlio reign of Edward 2, and some bearing date tlic beginning of the reign of Edward 3; such as rentals, conveyances, and instruc- tions as to the defence of the City walls (which have been extracted by Blomefield), lists of the early Bailiffs of the City, and a number of deeds executed hy private persons between the 18th and 50th years of Edward 3. There is also a later entry, of the names of the principal citizens temp; Edward 4. B}' far* the greater part of the volume is occupied with entries of ad- missions to the Freedom of the City, about 6,250 in number. To these names Mr. L’Estiunge informs me ho has made an Index, a laborious compilation, which ‘ not improbably -will prove of considerable value for genealogical purposes. The Domesday Book ; a folio volume, consisting of 91 leaves of parchment in old boards, covered with rough calf, in probably the latter half of the 17th century. Its contents seemm general to belong to the reign of Henry 6; and -it contains grants of waste grounds, lanes, stands and stalls in the markets, Castle Pees, Rents of Assize, and Landgahle. The Com*t Books. — ^A series of 40 volumes, containing the proceedings of the Court of tho Mayor"^ and Alder- men of the City of Horwich. Their contents hear reference to the affairs of the City, and the trades carried on within it’; and in their general features they closely resemble the " Letter Books ” belonging to ’ the Corporation of the Cit}" of London.' The earlier^ volumes are quartos ; those of a later date than 1569 I have not seen; The first riventy of them belong to the following dates.— YoL (1), 1492-1510; (2), 1510-32; (3), 1534-40; (4), 1534-49; (5), 1540-49; (6), 1549-54; (7), 1554^61 ; (8), 1562-69 ; (9), 1569-76 ;> (10), 1576-81; (11), 1582-87; (12), 1587-95; (13), 1595-1603; (14), 1603-14; (15), 1614-23; (16), M 624-34 ; (17), 1628-29; ,a8),1629-34;-(19), 1634-49; (20), 163^1-46. ^ ' The Claviours’ Books: three quarto paper' volumes, bound in lindp parchment, belonging to the follbiring dates:— (1), 1555-1646; (2); 1625-97; (3), 1626-1716. They contain the accounts of the Clavigeri, Claviours, or Treasurers, of the Corporation/ * ‘ ’ The Aaaembly Baaka^ or ‘Roolca of Con.'grojg«2j3/m; of the Common Council ; a series of volumes of wirious sizes. The first volume is a quarto, bearing date' 1440 to 1456; the second, a large folio, 'finely written ih general, 1491 to 1553 ; the third, a large folio, 1510 to 1550; the fonrth, a large folio, 1553 to 1583; (5), 1583- ' 85; (6), 1568-85 ; (7), from about 1585 to 1613, a' hook in a very tattered condition ; (8), 1613-42; (9), 1624-31; succeeded by other volumes of later date, \ ' ' * Most of, the titles of, the following items are extracted from the modem Inventory, or Repertory, 'previously described,— ‘ ' ‘ , . : *< ’n ’ . '.Quarter Sesrion’s Documents, in bundles', beginning tvtl620.- ' • . n • "n

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« Coroners’ Tnfjnesi Hells* Arranged in parcels, begin* ning at 1669. < ' Copies of tbo Oalbs of Abjuration, 1715-22 {-in ft parcel. ' , Forma of Oatbs to bo administered on Ulcing certain olHcea. * Forms of Oaths Against TransubstAntiation, 1673-81, andlC8-t, , , ' , Oatlis taken in reference to the Solemn Iicaguo and Covenant. Oatbs of Abjuration, Snprcmflcy, and Allegiance, for the Clergy of tho Cburcb of England, Oocnincnts bearing reference to Seminary Fricsts. Ectums of the names of Enpists irithin tbo City of Iforwich. ^ ' rrosecutlons of Qaakers, Papists, and other seo* tarians. Convictions for swcarbig profane oaths. Oaths of Schoolmasters and Eoman Catholics. Poll and List of nil tho Poilifls, Maj'ors, and Sheriffs, of 2for?rfci, fnwK 15?^ to ISOS, ^ Documents in reference to various tniliUiiry matters in tho reigns of Henry 8, Jfary, Elirabcth, and James 1. Papers giving acconnts of tho mode of raising military forces, temp. Charles 1. . An account of tbo mode of lesying money for tbo inaintcnanco of the forces raised. Complaint of tbo Abbot of St. Ecnnett in tho ITolm, of iiyory done to his projicrty at Higham by the erection of tho new mills. Proceedings against Thomas 'Wetberhy for falsifying tbo seal cf ibc Corporation of NorTricn, and thereljy returning one John llauko ns Under*Shrco¥0 (Under- Slienfli of tbo City. These procee«lings last'^ from tho 12th to tho 15lh year of Henry C (A.n, 1436). Presentments, apparcnily from ICOSdown'vards, in 24 jxiTcels. Foreign Eccchcrs’ Aeconnta, from 1555 to ICl^i on loose sheets of paper. Chamberlains* llolls, and Books of account of receipts and expenditnre ; very numerous, and beginning at 1175. 'llicy consist of i— 1. A parcel of IloIIs, I375-I55f. 2. A parcel of IloUs, 1413-153-1, 3. An unbound Iwok, 1 193-96. 1. A liook. 13M-1448. 5. A book, 1 170-91. C. A book, 1470-87. 7. A book, 1537^7. 8, A book, 1531-61. . 0. A book, 1553-67. 10 Now missing. 11. A book. 1580^'). 12. A book, 1589-1603. 13 A l»ok, 1603-25, 14. A t)Ook, 1626-48, 15. A book, 1616-79. A volumo containing Enrolments of Apprenticeship Indentures, 15-tS to 1561 ; in it there is included a CbamberJain’s Account from 34-1-7 to 1 157, A large folio paper yolomc, the first two leaves want* ing, and about tiro-tbirds filled ; beginning m the last year of Phillip and Mary (i.n. 1558^ and ending, at IbL 211, in 1713. It gives a list of admissions to ap- prenticeship in tlio various trades j tiio names of those with whom the apprenticeship was gerved; and tho dates of admission ot tho apprentices to tha freedom. Enrolments of Indentures, from 1583 to 1625. A book conlaiaiog Buies for the IVarronty of IFool, and other Rules ana Regulations, to bo conformed to, A.D. 1577. Enclosed in this book are three documents j —one of which is, tho appointment of WiUiam Fitz* wilhaina and Qeorgo Delves to ho Anlnagers of tho Ci^ of Norwich during a term of seven years, dated 22 Elizabeth (a d. 1579). Another is, a Rond of Daniel Bkynncr, on appointment to be Sealct of the New Hall, - ensuring Lis honest and impartial conduct in that oiHcc, dafad rej JdW. Slur oiher tmcirmeni! is a recotnntcfitra- tion of persons to be Inspectors of worsted yam, ja ICho- First Book of tho Rules and Regulations of tho Weavers, from tho ilayoralty of Richard Brasur, 2 Henry 8 (A.n. 1511) to 1638. A second Book of Rules and Regulations, to bo observed by the Dutch and Walloon Weavers ; begin- ning m tho Mayoralty of Thomas Sotherton, a J>. 1561, and ending! m 1643 , Ahook of Entries, us to the various articles manufac- lurcd, from 1566 to 1589.. ' A book of “ Entries of Aulnage, and Subsidies on “Manufactures,” A n. 1560-1610,

A book, containing Orders and Rules to be observed by the Dutch Artisans, A.n. 1582. Written in Dutch, » A book, containing a Petition of tho Artificers of tho Trade and Feiioivshtp of Woolcombers, praying that tho Rules and Regulations there drown np, and submitted to tho consideration of tho Mayor, Sheriffs, etc., might bo allowed, for tho belter ordering of tbo said Fellow- ship} dated the 23rd of September 1686. A largo book, in boaids, with stamped binding, dated from 1570 to 1579} containing Rales and Rognlations for the order and management of the Poor. A thick book, in a parchment coyer, containing accounts for tbo support of the Poor, with the valuo of their work ns contributing to their maintenance ; niso, the Poor’s Rates, 1571-80. _ ' ; A small book, containing entries as to tho relief of tho Poor, A.P. 1571, 2. Books of Proceedings at Quarter Sessions — (1), a book with a parchment cover, a d, 1511-41. (2), a hook without a cover, 1542-50. (3), 1553^6. (4). 1561- 70, (5), 3581-9J. ^6), 1501-3602. /7), 1602-18. (8), 1619-32; and so on, down to 1818, making 29 volumes in all Two books, tied together, containing Regulations for the sale of Bread and Beer, A.n 1552-93. Court Loot llolls of Fines and Amercements paid to tho King.— (1), A.n. 12&4. (2), a.d. 1287. (2*), Court Iicct of St. Giles and St. S within, aj) 1‘2S7. (3), Court Lect of Conisford (in. Norwich), a r. (4), Court Lcct of South Conisford, a d. 1289 (5), a » 1290. (6), A.n, 1292. (7), Roll of Amercements and Fines of Forcstallers, Regrntors, and others, a d, 1295. (8), Leet Roll of Wcstwick and Wymer Wards, a.d, 1298. (9), Two Lcct Rolls of tho great Ward of Manei-oft, »i Norwich, probably abont A.n. 1390. (10), Leet RoU for Wymer Ward, no date. (11), Amercements in tho Bailiffs Court, A D. 134.4 ; followed by ten other items, coming doivn to 1 1-15. Bailiffs* Accounts . Account of Richard do Bittering, Bailiff in A D. 1342 i of Bailiffs Geoffrey Botelor, John do Elyngham, Reginald do Gurmunchcater, and Adam Bertie, 13-19. 3fmutcs of tho proceedings of early Assemblies, or Congregations, of the Court of C’onitnoii Conncil, on Rolls, in parcels- — rnrcel (I.) Seven Rolle, a n. 1305-69. Parcel (2.) Seven Rolls, jjrincip.ally of tho reign of Richard 2. A.n 1377-99. Parcel (3 ) Four Rolls, of tho reigns of Henry 4, 5, and 6 {aji. 1399-1461), A lloll containing the Answers of the Mayor and Shenffa to the Articles exhibited by Sir Thomas do Erptngham, Steward of Uio King's Household, 10 Henry 4 (AH 1499). Proceedings of the Court of Slayonilty, prohibiting tho Maltsters from malting, on .account of the searcity of corn, A D. 1690 and 1596. Arbitration between tho Mayor, Shenffs, and Com- monalty, and the Abbot of Wendling (in Norfolk), llm Prior of Walsiagh.'im, and others, concerning certain |iromi«es in Conisford, in tho City of Norwich, aj>. Bill of Etponscs of Robert Toppes and Thomas Tnghnm, for attending tho Parliament, 31 Henry 6 (A.D. 1452). Rent-rolls of tho Shops and Stalls in tha Markets, 26 Henry 6, A n. 1447, 8. , Various Documents relating to the House of the Car- melues, or White Friars, in Nonvich. Account of the Insurrection of John Qladman, a d. 1443. Presentment against several leaders in Gladniaa's Insurrection, A.D.J1444, Commissio Insurgents, i Complaint of tho May or, Slici iffs, and Aldermen, of Norwich,' against Sir Thomas Tudenham, Sir John HejiTon, and Ttroinas RTtficrby, as being abettoismthc above riots. ‘ General Pardon granted to tbo City ofNorwich ial4-16, alter G1 adman's Insurrection. n“ Restitution of tho City’s liberties, aJIer Gladinan’s Insurrection, a.d. 1447; to which is appended the Great Seal of Henry 6. • Letters Patent for a General Pardon, 34 Edward 1 (ajj 1305 or 1306) - ' A Discharge to the City of Norwich, in 1512. of pay- ment of Balrage to tho City of London ; as originally granted by Ricbard 1, in tho third year of his reign (aj). 1191). ’ < I -- ^ ‘ PetiBon of the Mayor, Sheriffs, and others, to the N 4 •



Lords and Commons, that an Act or Order bo passed, to prevent Players of Interludes from corning into the City ;n as they took a lai'gc portion of the earnings of tlie poor operatives, so as to cause groat n’ant to ilieir families, and a lica%y charge to the City (no date). Coroner’s Pol] of an Inquest upon the body of Gcr- rard Godfolclio, ndio was diwiicd in the river Wensum, 31. Henry 3 (a.d. 1250), See, as to the important points of jurisdiction arising on this occasion, Blomc- lielcVs JlisioY}) of Norfoll:, Vol. I. page 49 (Bvo edi* tion). Coroner's Roll, from the 48th to 5Gth Henry 3. (a.!). 12G3-71). Cop3' of a Bill, found by a Jury of the City of Norwich against the Prior and Monks, for a riot, and rescue of a felon, A.n. 1505. Poll of the Receipts and Expenditure of Peter Plynt, during 21, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33 of Edward 3 (A.o. 1347-GO). Answer of the Sheri Os and 24 of 11 lo first men of the City of Norwich, lo the Complaint of the Commons lo Sir Thomas Erpingham, Steward of the Household to King Henry 5., A.u, 141 G. Ynrions Ancient Laws and Customs, as to keeping the Streets in a state of cleanness. True Bill found against John Copping, yeoman, William Watts, of Norwich, and the ofiiccrs of the then Sheriffs, for a riot and assault, A.n. 1522. Roll relating /o Rents of the Stalls in the Butclieiy and Fislimavkct, a.d. 1502. Liquisition made in the reign of Richard 2 relative to the Great Gardens, with copies of the pxuvi leges be- longing thereto. No exact date is given. A Bye-law, prohibiting Ai4i/iccx*s from leaving the City, without leave from the Mayor, A.n. 1541'. Codes of Bye-hiws of the various Trades are numerous, but none (late earlier than IGOO; except onl}* those of the Say-makers (makers of Say, a woollen stuff), w'lioso date is 1583. Most of the above items arc made up in jxarccls, numbered, and deposited in locker.*^, which arc also numbered. Assembly-Book of the Guild of St, George, in Nor- wich, A.n, 1442-78 ; a large folio, paper, in the ancient boards, covered apparently with white leather, much tattered; it formerly had clasps, but they arc now tom olf.^ This once important Guild w’as imitcd to the Corpo- ration about A.D, 1450 ; and afterwards assumed the name of “the Company of St. George.” After pro- longing its existence as a City Company for ncnrl}' three centuries, it came to an end in 1731. " Assembly-Book of the Guild of St. George, A.n. 1452-1602 ; a large folio, paper, in the old boards. Some extracts from the Ordinances, in the early part of this volume, wdll be found below, at the close of this Report u])on the Corporation documents. Laws, Rules, and Regulations of the’ Company in- tituled “St, George’s Company,” in three volumes. The first of these volumes embraces 1G02 lo 1729 ; the second, now imperfect, 1604 to 1722, but, to all appearance, originally 1689 to 1724 ; the third, called “ a WastBook,” 1724 to 1731, the year of the Company’s extinction. Fire parcels of Rolls of Accounts of the Treasurer of St. George’s Company, commencing in the reign of King Henry 8, hh-om these Rolls ivc learn the cost of the various feasts given by the brethren; the prices of different articles at various periods; the cos- tume and array of the Company’s processions ; the A'tirieby of characters exhibited in the display ; and many other features of interest, connected 'with the manners and nsages of our forefathers. Some extracts are here added, from the Second of the Assembly-Books of the Guild of St. George, previously mentioned. They are wholly derived from the early ])art of the volume. — In 1452, it is ordained “ that brethren have a dyiier “ and a fest at Soynt George Messe.” — ^Any brethren absent are to pay vi cl, ; the same to he raised, in case of neglect to pay it, by the Mayor, and the Alderman of the Guild. The “ Fest-makers” to have iv d, of such sum, and the box of the Guild ii d. In the same j^ear, it is ordered that no brother shall wear a red gown, unless he be one of the 24 Aldermen of the City, or the Alderman of the Guild. A.D. 1453. — “ To have bodes' at the Haj' next comyng “ the colers a sangiveno medele, and a red ; “ w’hich red every manne shall purvey of his owen, or “ "NYher he %Yylle. Andrther he chosen to purveye the “ clothe, Richard Davy, William Swayne, and John Beklys, And what persone that fetche not out his

“ lialf-hodc, .scliall payc lo the purvoyourfl ii . Thoobytes tobokepto, and the lyghtcs in like manner “ as ivas of oldo tyme.” ^ ^ In the accounts (given in Latin) for, apparently, tbo year 1449, arc these items; — **In hisblonibna I)omi- “ nornm, cum w'avcrB, x s. Item, pro cnatodia Sancti “ Gcorgii ct Draconis per nimm annum, xii d. Transl. “To the players of my Lords, with 'wafers, 10.?. ** Also, for the keeping' of St, George and the Dragon “ for one year, 12(7,” A.D. 1458. — “ It is also granted that these porsoncs “ folowyiig Bchallo have a iwlc to pmwejc for a “ devouto and Holotnpnc procession on Scynt George’s “ Day next.” A.D. 1458. — “Thursday aforno Scynt George. — At “ -wliicho Assemble Syro Symond Hallo, Presto of the “ said Gyldc, broughto in a byllo, in w'liich was con- “ tcyiiyd that the Company aughtc [owed] liym, for “ dyuerso ycri.s be^’iig beliyndc of his salarj'c viii // . ; “ of ivhicho frely, of Ids own mocyon tliere, he gafo “ unto the cumpany ii boln'.s, that is to wyte, n Grayell “ [Gradnl] xxxiii^. iiiid. ,[and] Mnnncll xxw., the price ** iiii marko. And therto he considciyd the poverte of “ the fraternite at thi.s Ij'ine, he g!*anntcd to be payed ** the said viii ?/., in viii yore; and so the Cumpany’ “ gi'anntcd that he schuld be payd in the forme that “ foloivylh, — cucry’ y’crc xx a. tyll the summe of viii 7t. ** be pnyed. Also, Walter Orlagerc [the Clockmakcr] “ brought in a hylic in which was contcynicd that the “ Cumpany aughtc by m xxxrii5. vi d. ; of wdiicho he “ hath frely forgovyn xvii s, vi d. And so thcr is clerely “ oivymg hym xx 5., of which Hchallo be pnyed in hand “ xl (/, And so ycrly, every half ycro xl c 7., tyl iho “ Kuramc of XX e. is payed.” Three other persons then bring in smaller claims, and a like compromise, in each ease, is made. 9 Edward 4. (a.d. 14G.9).'— Monday* before the Feast of St. George. — William Gilys acknowledges himself “ to be deltonr lo the sai Gildo, for brikymg and burl-'^ “ vng of a wallc longyng to George Inne at Flbriggc “ [in Norwicb], of xiii 5. iiii d It is agreed “ that Geoffrey Suiiding shall be discharged of the Fest “ of Soint Gcorgys Glide, for the good service that he “ hath doon in comptcers inakyng. And upon this cou- “ dicion, that be shall ycrcly make the aecomptec.s “ tonne of his life, wdiil ho is of abillito to make u “ counteo.s [accounts]. And move ovir, he to be clerk “ of the same Gildc, and lo attend c at Asscmblys, set ** bo the Alderman, by himself or by* bis depute. He “ takyng ycrly for his salaiyc, of the said Gildc “ vi s. nii d., and no more.” ,9 Edward 4. (a.d. 14G9). — Assembly* in the iveek of Pentecost. — “ At which Assemble, it i.s concluded that “ John Tomson, bclmnn, shall be bcllmanno of the said “ Gildc, liodoyiig his devour as other helmenno of “ the said Gildc hare don before. And also, ho goymg “ iche Moneday* ahought ynne the cite, rcraefnbryng “ and pray ng for the sowly’s of - the brcthry’ii and “ su story u of the said Glide that ben passed to Goddes “ mercy*, shall have yorly'for his 'wagoii^^ .... Item, “ thor is doly'vcrcd to Sir William Merres these par- “ cclles, to be kept honestly, i scarlet sloppo with “ gartcrys, vath sieves ; a russet goume, of no value “ except the flowi-cs of black velvet powdered upon it ; ” iii pcyntvelles [poitrels, or hreastpiecesj, iii cropers, “ iii reancs, iii liedstalles of red cloth, frenged and “ lyned, and theboocys P bosses] thorof gnylt ; and “ ii fehlo jakets for heynsomen [henchmen] ; hyrsidc “ the jewel conteymed in the Inventory.” On completing this Report on the Corporation Records of the City of Norwich, I have to thank Mi*. Mendham, the Town Clerk, for the readiness with which he acceded lo my application, and the courtesy'' with which he_ pro- vided me with tlie best means in his power for gaining information in roferenco to them. His wishes, I may add, in that respect, were most fully^ complied 'with by Mr. Skippon, his chief clerk. I have also to aclcnowledgo my great obligations to Mr. John L’E strange, a gejitlcman who for many years has made the antiquities and ppt history of Norwich, and Norfolk generally, his peculiar study ; the result being, an accurate and extensive ac- quaintance -with those subjects ; an acquisition, from nwhich it has been my good fortune to derive many advantages, 'while collecting the materials for drawing np this Report, and those on the Collections belonging to the Bishop’s Registry* and the Dean and Chapter. Henet Thomas Rilet,


To* CeRKJn »Tioy or JTotTixcniv. The Turwn* CoUcrlioiH anil M9niwcrij»li» urc noticed in tJi** order in wlu'ch llir^ retro reJecicd b^'iDpfiom llto RTneroi IcdoR in ihc pojdCBjioii of tUo Cur^iorBlion. Tl>« innnimcnU of tin Corwrotiou rro divided lulo t«o larUi U»o«o noir Wcpl m tlic Jfonnncnt-ronm at Itio rntdic ]1uddinK«, iic-vp Fl, I’ctcr'* Clmrcii, ami liiOio I'Tc^crrcil in tlio old Mwniment-room nt tJto Kx- rIanRc, in tlic MaiVct I’Wc, At tljo J'aWic JJnildini*! }— A rmalt ft.Uo volume, in rowiA Icuilicr, Iv nrcuervcil Jicrc. wtiicU i* " A UAlcndar of tlio Hall Hook* of tic “ (Vrporatiftn of Moltinj’lnirfi. from tie lOiU of Henry 7 “ (*,!». 1M.0) to tUo Iftl of Jantcn 1 (*.P. 1C20). lowlo '• liy WiiliMin iniiiRWortl. IVi'ttty Keeper of tlo Xte- " c il of A« index tw tlio II sllJlf* Va nndCiiuncii IkwAi from A I*, lt'21 to !•''>). conij'llitl ly H. >Ir>orct mnihr in f.inn t'* tlm prccevlinR volume. Like lie CalrniUr, il »« irt nil appo vraiifc a very a Wo work. 1 be Hall ll.mk* i railed ” Council lloola " at n latrr jirncMl, arc a acne-i of tlin roh.'-a lit }>ain|dtl(l form, wrilfen »pott foix-r; iho very nrlret auwng tlrm lieinj; coxrnsl witl |a|vr, llo later ot.cx will j>arcb- tnctil. Tlio JIkV of rwl year U Vej.l ly it^f. and fur Hr fir‘t itiMc ccntuTicx iley arc *U very tlnn liefer- rimt bitla carltC't amtrR'Uic Hall or " Iloolv “ of liioCowmow JIdl," Bln tleir C''ntriilii we lave, a P-1V.'<>, tin latlicst U twlion cf llo ciiitrcco in Not- IiwrIjw of « C.nnjBOii fuiirnlj llic aj>jx.f>ntw)rlit of »r-»rf If r« <>f laliitr* and of ura fidi ; pmentment* for brracl.i'* tf tin jwacc; 6p|ioititmrnl of ft raiior. wlu i« to lave B l^*wnl at’ ll!Ai. >’>rlm!a.v \\ ilion, fidi- tooncer, it.alci dinctftimir of laviiiR juifnnttrvt Ho Maxt'r with d.vRirer, Imfc, or rtalTi llclnrcn a.O loOU omf Krll tie Hall IlooVi are waiilinR, and letwccn 1 •ndJl «>d 9 and Henry 8, T* JHnry 8 and 2 Kd- ward It. :• rdward fi and U KlitvWlli. M and Id Idiw Utl. .\ft*T tU« dale (ap. l^Tt) tic Hall Hool» for many year* leartli* title, **Tlr llxik of llcecnl* and I’ltwerdinj; of tlclown of >iotliiiRlam in tie limo cf 111. Haver of tl e town afort*aid, from lie X'caatof M. Jimlatl tJ.o Arelaiijp 1 in Ho yroref " lie m/m of tie IjmIv Illralmll untn Ho r inie Fiiwl •* of Ft. Miclatl llo ArtliMtiitfl llnico next eiuuitii;, " Hot latoaay, for one wlnln year." Cnder t P lo7(> tlrre la an “'Koreltnent of a ilctd of f^^^>^rmrnt from •• THcliarA 'ilorpton ami Via wllo Vi Soldi lljn>n ut “ Nrwatiwl, ill lie County of NottinRlain, ira.iiiirc, in •• IVleelwriRlt liate Ftiret, altitltUR oii MotiliolRate, " Kortli.*' 0 0 1.1* If mtuc* of tie aolJicr* traiiicil, will lie dayioftrainirRt mode crcIfclinR tie Mayor, Flrrir*. Cnnmcfa, ai d Cl. amber laini. a.p. IWrO. cii- rnlment of a ft-ifTinrnt of a ioea*iias« at He llfidRo Krd , In wlicb, ftx in oHer like dceila UIoiipnR to ilia town, uinoi)}' tin pencral wordJi arc " all liuutra, rdidccv, ftmctiirf*. a* trell vnthr jrouK.I at alvit grvtitJ " ajt. 11/81, ackngwlrdRinent ly Sutulo Herclant, from •* tMorRC ClaiTortli of Aunprlcyc, kniRlt, ta Attlhony *• It irgen, cf Aalfield. yeoman," in ".tOOf Under He i!7tli Hepleinl'cr 1SS7 iv entered—*' Hr. [raliaiil *' Mellon auto and deajrc ya to 1*0 dlainyaied nulc umi " from tic Aliiennaii»Iiypi« of thya towiic, allcRKitiR “ ft.r bymarlfo. Hat ly» wjITc ya in contj nuall luJlr- ** jnytee, to lliat In iii not alio to kecjxi luaae in Rootl " cruer. aa bceomca aiielc aiioiTycc. Ami a bo, that *n 1« is not well abull in alylitic to do and per for mo “ tlftt dueiyfiill Hjnge llereyu wlicl Ia miftlt to do " in iKrforinnneo uf »nele an ollycc. And nlao. lys •* riite, ami desyrn vs to be nppoii He ennses arorcu.iyil ** diriitisied from He Common CVmiisclI. end also from “ tlieCloHypRe [or T.iver} ], nnd all otlcr op[Hiruncca ,*« and ottendancea tntclynp tloaanio Aldcrmanulypjx*, •' Common Connsoll, ami dolly nu." In fatoliitca Hevebantor tlds date lie aitmamea of IlabinRton and Cbftwortl not ncfrconently cwcur, as also ' Henry ** FarbcTcTtU of Itatclyir, Ksn*’," and ‘'Join lljron ** ofColcwyke, Kar|", son ofHir Join llyron, Knight.*’ . All. 1591, agreement wiH llolicrt Hancock** to dip in •* tlie Copes for aearcl of CoaU.” In A.n, 1597 Itobyn Hood’s ISctl named I nnder 1W8 in tleso books it is called “Kobyn Wood's Well." In tho same year, 1597, thwo ia a proelamation as to keeping Lent Beason,* and as to Ho snio of ful. 'Orders madu m April 1001— " Tlio Aldenneii, Countcl, and Clotlyng [or Livery •* to wait on Mr. Mayor on Black Jfoiiiiy yearly to '* Pt. Anno’a Well, Here to spend their money with " He Keener ami Woodward, on pain of certain for- '• feitara Herein mentioned. That tic drinkings and * 24863.

,105 ** fcftvtings with Ho Aldorincn at Hoip bouvci i^n ** Kavter Day liy tbo whole Wordi bo diseonttnitei^’* A.p. 1C(T), Ho assiso of herrings firotl,— ** Vfbile fdll ** froi'ilj, 3 gallonn fiir 1/f. j while shottcii, 4 galloBS ** 111.; rt*d lull [roed], 4 ffcllona for Id. i redd shotten, 5 ** gallons for Ilf. 5" ^ curious edict as to Ho attendanfo of tlo iitlabilatUs at Lenton Fair; Itichard Jocksdn committed for allowing players to sound Heir tminpet’' and pUy witiitn bis louso without iiccncc, and for aiif* firing Ins gucsta to be out all nigbt; Hir Henry Picf- i HiJiit, Ho Jiccorrler, bj Iw prcarulcd with a sngnr loaf. 0 lemoiia, ono gal loti of white wine, one ^llon of claret. oiioiKiltloof " muikodyne," And one poUlo of sack. aJ*- ICOi, *'n present for mj Lord of Bhrewsbury, a vealc, » '* mutton, A lamb, a dozen of cLickciu, 2 dozen of rab* '* bita, litlorrn of ptgoona, 4 capons.'* a.d, 1C08, •* Slf- " Mayor to bestow 2o«. 8il. in wine and banquettingstulf '* [or iJerscrt) nt bia hoosn Upon ILo entertainment pf “ Fir (Jervaso Clifton. and his L.ady aiul He companT.”. " St. Antic's Well: The meetings there to Imj uolaen ** oil Black Monthly, and Ho CounscU and CloathinS " [or Livery 3 to be there, and sit logctlicr according V* ’* llcir seiiionty, aiwl to pay 6tf. iier man alike, A n ICll, 9 Jftines 1 . rarticiilars of tho King’s visit Oi> the 27lh of Atipist, the present then given to biiP» three silver gilt l*owls, and Ho expenses of two agenta sent to Isnidon to buy tho same, a D. 1G13. Afr. Wol/b " cxpclletl tho Company fCommiui Council J for dranK* " ciicfi and Icwdncss. Jane I’lirke, with whom *' kept oiunvjTiy, ronimtttcCjisc3 of ll>® King's ciitcrtaiiimrnt hero again, 11th of .August 1613, one Item lemg, "To the black ganl tho kitchenerB, 5», (the #pitd>iys more esjiSwi.Uly were so called}. A.!’- 1616, measures taken for Ho King’s cntcrlainmept again in Xottnigham 1 dcjiriiation of a Town Council- man fur nou-rcsidcnco wiHin tho town. a.d. 1629, slaterncnl of payments fur the Kind’s cnlertaijjmcjtf' Jlr. Illingworth^ Calend-vr. from which tho preccdinK evtracU aro taken, down to tho year 1 6 JO, forms a nio.^t CXceUriit kc) to Ho contents of thevo interesting regi*- ter»i tie luges of which, no doubt, deserve a mof® thomugh examiiuiliQU. In tlie MmiimFUt-room at He Hxchangc. — .‘-cjdoin’ Koll j fur He years H67, 78, 8J. 65, 87, 93, 91, 95, 96, 97, PS, 15/X), and from Hence, almo-t withoitk in term pilot), down to I.’»5J ; and after Hat date, wifk gaps, down to ICSS. From that date to 17tl Hey af® nantiiigt Irnm wbicli last year, w'ltliont, intcrrnpVioUt they comtf down to 1611. Tie slips of ixirchment fonn- ing He earlier of theso Sessions Bolls are smalt aivd com para tiTcly ftw for each year, and aro liutcnCd together with a thong of ivirclmcnt. Certificates of hating received tho Sacrament at St- I’clcr’s and St Mary'a Ohnrches in 1C76-7. Bonds to indemnify the inhabitants of tho town fro®! the csi'cnse* of certain jioor [icople, a.d. 1633..8, 1610,2,3. MicUctoii Jury rresentments for 1512 Fines imi.>0).t"d W tho Mayor in 1469, parebment. Countcrpai-ts or Chaml,or Lcarcs, beginning nt SJ Henry 0 [a.h. litt), CounLcr{Mrts of Bridgo Leases, begianing at ^ Henry 8 (A.n, 15121 CouiitcrivirtA of School Leases, beginning at 52 Udward « (A.I.. 1510). Bridge A ceountA, or Acrounts of tloFstaies given fitr the in.xinfcnani.o of Ho Bridge. These begin so early as Ho 37lh of Henry 6 (a n. 1459); but its principal bcnefiictor w at KJward C, whoso grant by Cliartor foc this piirixiHe is in the possession of the Corporation. Chamoerlaius* Accounts ; packed in various parcol#- Ono parcel coiilain.s a number of jiarchraent and pape*" accounts, in little inmphlct form. Mono of tho docu- ments in tilts {vircol arc dated, hut, judging from tb® writing, they mostly belong to the rcigti of Henry 8* Their contents aro ciirioiis, m referent. o to wages and , He then prices of commodities, the clotbing of soldier^* / and tlie ciitertainmciiti given by tho Corjwration Irt tb® neighbouring gentry and nobility. In another parcel llio accounts, in a Bimilar pamphlet form, with jiapcc covers, begin in 1485, with Ho CJjicndiliiro of Johfl Costo and John llowctt, Chamberlains, entered with great neatness, and tho contents of which aro evidently highly interesting. Th® next set of accouiiU hears dat® HU5, kept with equal care and neatness, bnt. like th® preceding oue, only a thin book. In another parcel ar® tho accounts for 29 Henry 8 (A.n. 1538), 4 & 5 Philip and Mary (a.d. 1557, 8), 10 Elizabeth (A.I). 1568), 13 L'bzabctU (ij), 1571), after which latter date, packed in other parcels, they aro given almost continuously. O

108 . .HISTOEICAL .'MANUSOUtpTS In another parcel (No. Yin.) are “Summaries of Qhamberlains’ Accounts.'* These begiaan the rcigxi of Edward 4, the next Account belonging to that of Henry 8 ; and the last bears the date of 1698. , A large collection of “ Placita Bolls/' or Bolls of the Hayor’s Court, on parchment. BollsT-4, probably of the time of Edward 1, are rendered almost wholl}- illegible by damp. The first Boll that is comparatively perfect belongs to the 1st year of Edward 2, being followed by the Bolls for the 3rd year of that reign, 4fch, 6th, 8ih, 9th, 10th', 12th, 15th, > 16th, and 18th; 1st of Edward 3, 4th, 9th, 25th, 26th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 3lst, 32nd, 34th, 35bh, 36tli, 37th, 38th, 39th, 41st, 45th, 47th, and 49th; 2nd of Bichard 2, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13bh, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th; and 22nd; thence down to the 7th of Henry 8; from which date the Bolls are wanting down to the 21st of Charles 2 ; from which time they go down to 13 George 1. In the earlier of these Bolls there is evidently much curioiis matter in reference to the localities of the town, the inhabitants, their trades and callings, and their manners and customs, in the 14th and I5th centuries. It is my own impression that they deserve a thorough exami- nation of their details. Bundle II. of deeds contains six or seven small deeds of conveyance from private persons to private persons, without date, hut probably of the time of Edward 1 Or 2. In one of them “Andrew Luterel,” of Nottingham, and .Tohanna, his wife, are named as grantees, and in another as grantors. Of ascertained mites^ the deods, maiw hundi’eds in number, begin at the 28th of Edward 1, to which reign five deeds belong; 33 to that of Ed- ward 2, and 92 to that of Edward 3. In general, they are in excellent preservation. A charter of Sir John Babington and Balph Savage, Esquire, creating a perpetual chantry in the parish church of “ St. Heleyn” at North Wingfield, in the county of Derb}", in the 4th year of King Henry 7., the secular priest doing such service to be paid by the Priory of Lenton, near Nottingham. This deed is in Latin, with two large seals appended, and is kept in a wooden box witb a sliding lid, of apparently the same date, tbo title of the indenture being painted thereon in illuminated letters of modern Gothic, on a white ground. In the same box there is a deed in English, in book shape, and written on vellum, with fine illumi- nations, reciting verbatim the contents of the former deed, and containing an exemplification thereof, byway of further grant. The Corporation of Nottingham probably came into possession of these deeds on some exchange of property witb tlie Priory of Lenton. Indenture of agreement, a.d. 1517, between the Oor- poration of Nottingham and the Priory of Lenton, as to the freedom of the bui'gcsses and tolls during the fair at Lenton. Commission under seal, 15 Elizabeth (a.d. 1573), to raise and muster militia in Nottingham, with papers of instructions amicxed. Chamberlains* Acco\ints. — A long sti’ip of parcbmcint, 10 Edward 4 (a.d. 1470), containing apparently only a stnnmnry of such accounts. A long strip of parchment, containing the finding by a juO' ^ true bill of indictment against Thomas White, butcher, and others, for riot in the town, in the 11th 3'enr of Edward 4 (a.u. 1471), attended with murder. A lengthy document, and apparcntl}’ of con- siderable interest. Chamberlains* Accounts. — xi long slip of paper, iGth Henry 7 (a.d. 1501), in a mutilated state. ' A little ])aper account for articles of dress, supplied in the 10th of Hciny 8 (a.d. 1510) ; among them, douh- lels, kirtlcs, and hose. Papciv, 1 Edward 6 (a.d. 1547), of the expenses of a joiirnc}' made by the ilayor and others to London. The following are samples of "the spelling, — “ hyar,** “ fyar/* whomwovd.** Bolls of Papers, 17 Elizabeth (a.d. 1575), with the parchment panel’s of jurors msorteef, setting forth tfiofr prcsoiitmonls ns to regrating, scolding, tippling, usury, and other offences. Those papers contain some almost bewihlcnng samplc.s of the loose mode of spoiling pre- valent among the less educated jiart of the middle classes in those days. - Several ]viper.s of the ^rayor*s expenses to and from London, and bis expenditure while there, 3 A 4 Eliza- beth (a.d, 1561, 2). Some of the item.s in these papers nro of intero.st. Minute Book, 1 Edward G (a.d, 1.517) ; a thin folio. • ' tii.juiiiition orderhl, oti plaint made that Biclmrd ^ Buou impedes the passage of ships and boats, by draw-

GOMIMISSION : — APPENDIX. - ing ofi’ the waters of the Ti’cnb at Colwick; near Not- tingham, to supply his mill-dam ; without date. The earliest Charter in the possession of the Corpora- n tion is of the time of Henry 2. There is some evidence, I am told, in the earliest deeds, that the towoi was once .divided into “the Prcnch town** and “the English “town;** a distinction adopted, in all probability, about the time of the Conquest. n ' ' It is perhaps not undeserving of remark that, unlike many other of our Corporations, the town of Nottingham does not possess, to all appearance, anything among its ancient archives that can be called a volume. All of its old documents are in a detached form ; but, for the most part, they have been well and carefully preserved, and their excellent arrangement does great credit alike to those who have been and now are entrusted witb the care of them. • , In conclusion, — ^I must express my obligations to John Barber, his Worship the Mayor of Nottingham, and to Mr. Alderman Oldknowo, for the very courteous 227 Sii 2 Z 2 er in which they persondhy prolTercd mo oreiy facility that might lie . in their power, in aid of my examination of their archives ; and my thanks ' too arc no less due to Mr. W. Enfield, the Town Clerk, for* the kind and unremitting, attention which he bestowed upon having those wishes complied with. I must not also leave unnoticed the great interest ' evidently taken hy Mi\ Bothera, a member of the Town Council, in my examination of these documents, and the earnest wish expressed by him that their contents may ere long become better known to the many who; I am pleased to say, take an interest in the past history of the town of Nottingham. . . . , ‘ Henry Tiiom.vs Biley. ^

The Ooreoration of Weels, Sosierset. The books and documents are described in tbo order in which they were shown to me by Mr. T. Scrcl, of the Tovti Clerk’s office. The Convocation Books, Eirst Yolume. — earlier volume or volumes than the earliest one now surviving probably existed in former times, as reference is made in its earliest pages to entries of a still earlier date. The First Yolume is a large paper folio, containing 340 pages, according to a pagination of the earlier part of last centurj". The entries begin at page 3,. and the earliest date is the 5th year of Bichard 2. Tlie Convo- cation Books contain the acts of the principal authorities of the city under the rule of the oencschal, by which title the head of the Corporation was formerlj^ known. Soon after the reign of Bichard 2 the chief men bf the place came to he styled “ the Master and Commonalty.” Among these acts may be found pleas of debt, trials for trespass and for breaches of the peace, enrolments of deeds, and admissions to the freedom. For such ad- missions, the fees received by the Master and Com- monalty, formerly 24 in number, consisted of money, drink, and gloves ; a practice which continued down to the Municipal Corporation Boform Act; wax also used to he given as a part of the admission fee, but tbo prac- tice ceased about the time of the Boformation. The Corporation in those times had exclusive jurisdiction over St. Outhbort’s, the Parish Church, with the excep- tion of naming the vicars, who were aj^pointed by tbo Dean and Chapter, the Corporation on the other hand appointing the Churchwardens and the Wardens of the 13 Altars. All appointments of this nature are entered in these book.s, with the elections of members of Parlia- ment and various other officials; among them, the keepers of the archery butts, in the Butt Close, a piece of ground some years ago sold by the Corporation. In page 325, 28th Henry 6, tlio election of William Ed- munds and iridmin Thomas Miindi as burgesses to Parliament is entered, a singularly early instaxcc of a double Christian name. The First Yolume, which is of a wire wove paper of singular stoutnes.s, ends in the y«ir 1451, 20th Henry 5. The Convocation Books, Second Yolume. — A paper folio volume, in a somewhat tattered condition, but in a bettor state than the preceding one ; it is styled “ Papi- “ rium Evidentiuni,” and begins at the year J45C), hnvjng boon commenced, as there stated, under tbo liuspmoK of William You ell, several times Master of tbo Oorpora- tion, and a noted worlliv of tbo.«?o xlays. Tbe family ol tbo Yonclls. it may bo here remarkud. were long rosi-. dent in Well?, until, becoming o.xtinct in the male line,

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folio mnniisrr^, 'n“|‘t'"'”n„ilZcr)irrinni. Iho volnrnft Klentlierin;, K ycnrofqn^tt IK-Sin. atthoFeantof ^ 1, JC-2V. jury, and lOn fair condition, tl.o r»per it cnnUjni ‘K’O ragoi*. ana n i - „ro entered Iwing )mt ''^‘'^’‘ittSll'rlmifof tl.e Corporation, an tho acein.nu of Ainwg tbs items ofTiecr tlien riwntly hr*l ftppMt” ^ for tho nro the follorringj ^ihopcs I’arke. and tho , “ MrnRe of of the aattie, 4#. 6-1. 'Hh ©t T ot nml '* rTakjjJC^>p rA'"'? rtoiull BiioVc «*«l » pott<^U of AtaSSfSSSkiS n ;:::=, sifSHSisS; .mtid-l foe « the r;j7;i5nRid. ^ Vrdmaneea U eiHlfm Con>o<.ition« o^ ^h.dtm ileilemnl Mft- »ielh (» ? ^irR tncaaiirM to ftvoid the plftgno, which - rmmSlIlt’.a 'X^* *^irTar7»^Srt df*V.rcflrom^lhTN^ « haiu«mMi. .^tune ila »oii l ^ noornni- - mainuil Kt .le.n^e^ « «nn«e ir.and u» ^ oJu.mMi - ticmw’ft »n-tUre. rjiil • ^ i^ter i» cnlerreh m - *\iinrot««eic. .*'*1^,';^ Kma Henry ^ ar*''"’'* rcgli.h. TLw fAigiAMiec. other ,nT peT*nn wenriJiR It^ery. A, .>01 -2. nth U^LiiToe of the •^^I-JfjJ^n’r-^thSintemt.er). JlctryT u.the l caAter.J- .t We/l- for U.o ll-reo year* Vefjre-, tt m on thl* orca^u-ti. Kirg 3i,»ho,.-» ft Wt aerounteil rraton of the yrtlaU • ijubon KittR for ty the cireiim.tanw ,,»4 I

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previous volumes having been bound iu parchment. After this there is again an hiatus, the Ninth Yolume Commencing in 1687, and coming down to 1709;; a thin paper folio volume, covered witli parchment. -From this date the series is continued do-wn to the present day. . ' Ihe Eeccivers’ Books, First Yolume. — These books begin in 1652, and are continued down to the present day. The first volume is a thin paper folio, in parch- ment. It .contains some curious entries. Among other facts recorded, some of the Canons* houses were polled down By order of the Parliamentary Commissioners; and the authorities of the town had to account for the pi'ocecds. One Cornelius Burgess (commonly called “ Dr. Burgess**) was established here as ” the Preacher** in the‘“ late Cathedral Church.** He would not inhabit the Bishop’s Palace, but resided in the Deanery. De- spite, however, the authority of the Parliament, he was gi'catly opposed hy the townspeople. In 1662 an action was brought against him for the sale of certain property to the Corporation, which contract, in consequence of the restoration, he was unable to complete. He was consequently thrown into prison, and there died. Par- ticulars relative to him arc to be found in the present volume, which ends in the year 1681. The Beceivers* Books, Second Yolume, 1684-1755. Ar- undel’ the date of September 1685 is an account of the toivn’s expenditure for the entertainment of Jeffreys and the other four Judges at the Special Assize for the trial of the Duke of Monmouth’s adherents. Among them is the item : — “ Paid to Johnson 4 da 3 *s and nights attendance on mj^ Lord Jeflncs his coach horses “ 00—06—00.” There are many Charters, about 40 in number, granted to the place both by Kings and Bishops, in the. pos- session of the Corporation. Among them is one from Ecginald Fitz- Jocelyn, Bishop from 1174 to 1192. One of its attesting witnesses is Walorand de IV'clleslcge, who then dwelt at, and owned, the hamlet of AYelleslcgc, in the close vicinity, and parish, of AYells. In a deed of 1298, belonging to Mr. Screl, a grant by Y^alter de Flemyng of a croft and tenement in the Manor of Dyndre, Thomas do 'W’elleslege and Kobert de Welles- Icgc are named as witnesses. In deeds of the close of the 13th and early part of the 14th centuries, the name of Edmund de AVellcslege occurs as a witness probably a hundred times. There was a Mass founded by the same familj' in Wells Cathedral. From this source the present noble family of Wellesley is generally con- sidered to have spi'ung. The great Charter of Liberties of Wells is one granted b 3 ' King John at Oliinon, in the third 3 'Car of. his reign, making it a free burgh ; a small, bnt hnndsomc, and well- preserved document. Bishop !|ritz-Jocel 3 m executed two deeds in favour of the tovrn ; and after him Savaric, who was Bishop from the year 1192 to 1205, executed a third ; all three of them for the piirpose of relieving the inhabitants from various local burdens, and, among other things, enabling them to conY 03 " their own houses. In Savario’s deed, he put them on terms to hold their fairs in the high street, and not immediately opposite to the Church, to the auno 3 "ance of the congregation. On their compliance with such request, he agreed to reduce their tolls by one half. The whole of these Charters arc preserved h 3 ^ the Corporation with great care. j\l 3 ’ best thanks are due to jMt. Y’'. J. S. Foster, the Town Clerk of Wells, for the readiness with w’hich ho gave me access to the Cit 3 'Becords, and his kindness in ]>rovidin" mo wdtb every facility for the examination of them. To Mr. Thomas Sercl also I must express my great obligations, as I feel myself to have greatly profited 1 ) 3 " the abundant information which his extensive acquaintance with the past hislor 3 " of AYclls and its- vicinity enabled him to afford me. Hxxky Thomas Bilhy.

The CoRPonATioN or the City or York. The various books are described in the order in wliicli they were shown to me by the Town Clerk, or his assistants. A collection of what were original!}' called “ House “ Books,” but ndw known as Corporation Minute Books,” numbering 32 volumes down to 1605, and 62 volumes in ah, down to 18,35; from which date they are continued to the present time. The date of the earliest volume is the 15th of Edward 4, or a.u. 1476. The earlier volumes are. small folios, written on paper; several of them arc much mutilated, jqjparcntly tiirough the action of damp.

Speaking in general terms, the collection is intended as a Register of the proceedings of the Court of thc-^Ma 3 'or, Aldermen, the Twent 3 '-four/ and the two Sheriffs; ‘but incidentally they contain much lhat throws light upon the social history of their respective dates. The later volumes are of course vTitten in English ; and. the same as to those of an earlier date, though in these the entries are in Latin pccasionally. Speaking more particularly in reference to the first six volumes, their general contents seem to be, — meet- ings for the discussion of cit}' matters, licences, discharges from otEce, arrest for debt, suretyship, awards of arbi- tration, proclamations, recognizances, obligations,, and deliveries of Mass-books and vestments to the priests of the various Chantries that were in the patronage of the Corpo- ration. - , n , ' ; On opening vol. 5 at random (1 Richard 3, a.d. 1483-4), fol. 24, I met with a contract in behalf of the Innholders of the City of York, to br 3 mg forth yeriy dur 3 'ng the ‘‘ term of viii. yere then next following the pagent of the “ Coronation of our Lad}^ perteyning to the said inn- holders.” At fol. 3'of vol. 6 (1 Heniy 7, A.n. 1486), we find a petition of the Prior and Convent of the Hol}^ Tri- mt 3 rinYoTk, as to certain hardships infiicted on them;; and as to their right of possession of the Hospitakof St. Nicholas, in the suburbs of York. Vol. 32 (a .d. 159.9-1605) contains voluminous correspondence relating to city matters, orders for the repair of various localities, admissions to the free- dom and' apprenticeships. ' Under the date of York, ” 15 October 1599,” there is a letter ‘' from my Lotdc President and Counsell for recusants,. . . .'against the " gi*eat dcclyn 3 'ngge of her Majesties subjects from the religion established, and from the due allegiance, parti}’' “ by not repairinge^ to the church, and jinrtly. b}’ the seditious persuasion of Jesuits and Popish priests sent from foreign countries.” On the first page of the first volume, “ Alan AYilberfosse ” is named as one of the Sheriffs of York. The earlier volumes of this collection appear to have been used' to some extent, but not largel 3 ’,.by Drake in bis ” Eboracum,” folio, 1736. There is also a work of con- siderable value, b}^ Robert Davies (Nichols, London, 1843, one vol., 8vo.), a former Town Clerk of York, who is still living, intituled Extracts from the Municipal Records of “ the City of York, in the reigns of Edward 4, Edward 5, “ and Richard 3,” pp. 304. It is a vei}^ interesting volume, and the author appears to have drawn largely upon what ma}* be termed “ the curiosities *!. of the earlier House Books ; but from a cursoiy examination of these volumes, I came to the conclusion that he had by no means ex- hausted them. Still, however, though the}" might possibl}’’ }"ielcl a fair amount of now forgotten material in reference to our past social, and, to some extent, political history, it is very doubtful whether they would repajv the costliness ’ of a thorough examination. About ten volumes of Admissions to the Freedom. Tlie first volume (in folio) is composed of several old volumes bound up in one. The first 32 pages arc occupied with miscellaneous matters, the oaths of various officials, and the elections of the Ma}'ors of York from A.b. 12/2., At page 32 begins a list' of the Freemen from a.d. 12/2. At page 286 is given a list of the names of the Bailiffs of York from the 12th of Edward 3, a.d. 1338-9. Registers of Apprenticeship Indentures, in several folio ^ volumes, from a.d. 1724 to the present time. Book of Enrolments, 2 vols, folio, beginning at the 45th of Elizabeth and ending in the reign of Charles 2, and con- sisting of enrolments of deeds of convc 3 'ancc of propertj* situate within the jurisdiction of the Cit}', and Inquisitions ])Ost mortem. The first conve 3 "nnce is between ^Yilliam Tithcrington, tailor, and Annie, his wife, of the one part, - and “ Henry Lyonesse, t 3 'ler,” of the other. An earlier Book of Enrolments, 1 vol. folio, beginning at A.D. 1340, and coming down to the close of Elizabeth. It is merel}' marked B, and no other title is given to it. In addition, to enrolments of deeds, it contains some ordi- nances of the 'frades and Companies of York, in English, temp. Edward 6 and Elizabeth. ^ A folio book of Enrolments of deeds and Inquisitions, between 26 and 32 Elizabeth, a.d. 1584-90. A book of St. Thomas’ Hospital w'ithout Micklegate Bar, in the City of York, consisting of a Register of cndbmnents and proceedings of the Governors, from the 7th of Edward 6 to about the 1 Ith of Elizabeth, 'ffiiere is also a detached paper of accounts in it audited 5 December 1576.” n. A quantity of mutilated leaves, tacked together, and bound in paper, and containing, among other things, a Calendar, or Index, to the “ Ordinances and Statutes bc}*ng “ in the Chambre of the said Cite of York, the da}' of the month of June in the xxii. yere (a.d. 1482-3) of the “ reing of King Edward the Foure.” 1
nmoMCAC MAyyscnirra comjiission ArrKNDix,


irlitch tW» Olfitdjir, wriHfn in ink, taitcml *nri'>r»lum of tl»« I'ltr A Jxtok of dtrrr* “ Mcmorthci* toucking Iho City of *• TotW, rouf" in thp of John do S4nt<)no, >I»yor, " £<» tMwM'I «’f, * n, l-tr*'-” A *n 07 ' ffdok folio rolumo, •TJttto on f«rrlitiwnt, ind oommtncing nl llwt lUtc. ’Iliotf •re cunta.notl In it lormit rontomponry coj’io^ ofAtl* of r»fli*mcnk »nd a l»n?n mnriVr of nirtn«r»ncU irtalnr to parting cTfnH within the City of York. Tlio votume It in trrfy «»y to WghJy Inirrrttinjr, at throwing a light uptm tho ttiagf* of lh« Mill anif litfi rrniitrirt, •tii{ the early hiitorr of our trade* and guild*, that no ifwdngy will ho Bonirii fiT • aowewhat kngihmcd ikacniitiun of it* eon- tent* — © Fol. 15 b, S^ih Apnl, 17 Uicl.inl 2 (x.t,. l.’OI). an onlinaneo made tint no ''natjiu*,” or ixirn lionJman, bo ailmittnf to the frreiiom of the ti’y-. n e OnJi* naneranf the tJlover* are girrn in ful, 1( ai (lUtim, f a | Siildlm, fol. 2? ai I'ounilrf*, fi,L 21 a. 31 fa ; Talor*, fd. 2* faj Spiirrirn and Lwumt*, f'lh 311 b} f'mtth*,ft>l,3Jfa;Tapiofri(orcar]iet- inalimt, fd. ^2fa| flrlrbrn, f4,33 a > Iat*1er*tor deer*,) fj..1|ai niiirTera.M 35*j lliiiehrrt.ful 37ai Cutler*. f.>j--tnb; Jo>ner*, fd dfiat rot«(T». f d. d^ifa t ronipUmt of the Sil*e.mikcri, «tt **'iee-n»*krr* ("laliaru,” arllrr* of tnnflartl and olfarr •* asfaarirnU*'), fid t'ta | ontinanm of the •• rarntonr*, Steyiljur*. anil tSoMVtori,*' ful. 52 a | Itakrrf, fot. M a t llrrwer*. fob 51 a ( (Jinlleidrtit»l!y alw, there are numerntj* ectnr* in thi* ardotiM in rtfermre to the yageant* of the tarlmil trailoi of Voek, at the I'MUt of Corjmt t3jri*ti.the'niur*'lay after Trrilty H«iBd*y, whirli ww* eehbrated there with jrreiil jvwnnj and njvm whkS, irmarkilde rt> doiiht f>T thrtr numlier and gc>rjeou»-in«, Itrge »ttm» of moner were trjwnde>l. A fr*r ijaotatio*!* from the rcliime, in a tramlilol fivnn, are annetrd r— “ t-> Miller* (foL 2.51iV, it i* oniainei) that ** all artillrrr* of thi* oity, whn fay ihrtnaelrr* oe by their •* arire* fe (Fob 121 b). lieacripticn of the ortminenla of the Chantry of Alan llamertoD, in the Chapel of St. Anne,

(Fob 129a). Chim by Arehblihoii Scrope tolhopraon of Williint dc W'yitowe, ai Wing nil "nativui ** or bom fcondiwaii { w3ferruj«>n, the .Mayor and 'olbfw '‘pwlciif '• peraonally and ojiciile " in Ihcfttambcr of the Archbialioj*, within hit pilaeo at York, that he la nut euch bondman; but a frre man born. (Fob l2Jb). Sth May, Ith Henry I (a.». KOU), “ Agrred Wfore the Mayor, between the folk* of ilmper- “ craft In York end the folk* of intsteremf/, that all “ hon/ert who ahall atll ho»c [cliaunfea] or make hose to " aelf, together with the apiaWrr* wlin befure have aold *' woollen tlolhi, ahall have charge of the pageant of •* .Nlosra and rhapoah at the holiday of Corpm Cllrilti, " ae well a* the difftiera [cleaner* and rej-airer* of old '' clothei] and thoie t*«igne5, the Onimance* however liesnng date a, 11. H19. A Urge Kpisrc folio volume, smtten upon parchment, fiumed jirohsbly at the Wginning of the 17ih century, and Clletl svilh srriting of ranous dates down to the Wginning of this century. It contain* a iiiisccllaneoui collection of charter*, documents, and memoranda, rclatii e to the Cite of S'erk Hooks of Kstrvati, or tevira fur (uhsidie*, from 32 Henry S (a.u. 1510), down to the 17tU century. Several imalt folio volume*, wniten o|k)ii paper. A tirailar collection cf llstreat*, from the reign of Iklwanld down to that of Henry "5 a number of thin volumes fastennl together, and funning one. A book of Fxjicnditure by the Corporation of York in the^ reign of Henry (i f a pa|ier quarto, the outttdo laWIIcd " 25 Henry VI.*' Among them are to W found payment* to priests, lawyers, minstrels, and person* of sanoti* other profesaioni and calhng*. Hiii it an interesting soluine, and contain* many entne* that are very curious. Another quarto volume of like eharAc
A.D. Ml/, Wanlmote Court Book, of the time of Queen Elizabeth, hut of no apparent interest. A folio paper volume, Wginning at the Association of the Northern Counties, in July and .August 1(115, for theaafcly and d'fcnce of the same ; and opening with the aithmis- iton made by the Major and certain of the Aldermen and To'vn Councitof York to the ordinance of I’arl'araent, and rnlcmn declaration made by them thereon. I he nrckly political proeceding* of the civic ntilhontics of TTork ora entered from the BlKivc date down to Jaouarv 1652, with numerous entries a* to procedure by sequestration or other-


IIO wsc ncainst the King’s aaiicrcnts. I am .not awnre that this voiiime has ever heen consulted hy any writers on our history at this period j its contents arc apparently vcrjMn- tercsting, and, not improhaldv, when thoroughly examined, may turn out to be of’ considerable historical value. Brewers’' and Innholders’ Recognizances; two paper volumes, small folio, of the time of Elizabeth. There ai'C some, curious entries in these volumes; in 1689, rhomas Daltry, innholder, enters into recognizances that he will not allow any flesh to be killed or dressed in his house iti Lent. Similar entries are to bo found in the books at Coventry. - A Register Book of Bonds and Suretyships, tomp. Elizabeth. A large folio paper volume of Indentures of Apprentice- ship in York, from the 22nd of Elizabeth to 1688. " Liber Record oriim,” a large folio parchment volume, consisting for the most part of indentures, enrolled therein during the reigns of Mary and Elizabeth. List of persons found able for war, and tabular state- ments as to their horses and garnishment of arms ; ” a thin paper folio, of apparently the 31th of Henry 8 (a.d. 1542-3.) IMany of these entries seem to be of con- siderable interest. Orders and Accounts as to‘ Four Companies of Soldiers, raised by subscription in York, during the time of the Rebellion in 1745 ; a thin paper folio volume. CoiTcspondencc as to the raising of soldiers in York in 1782 ; a thin paper folio volume. A volume containing a list of payments of Cremottes, — doles to the poor, in 1652, down to 1660, and also in some following years. Lease of the site of St. Mary’s (or Botham) Hospital to the Cathedral Church of York, temp. Philip and Witli the exception of some two or three comparatively modern volumes, of no interest whatever, the above is a list of the whole collection of in anii script volumes in the possession of the Corporation of York. Of loose papers, in bundles, of a miscellaneous description, there is a very large collection in their tu'O Muniment-rooms, as might of course lie expected. The assistant to the Town Clerk very obligingly placed some of these before me, but as they seemed to savour of title, more or less, I declined to enter upon any further examination of them ; in addition to which consideration, I do not think that, could they be examined, there is any probability that their contents would repaj- the labour. In concluding this branch of my York Report I must not omit to express my thanks to the Lord Mayor of the City of York, for his courtesy in personally giving me free and unrestricted access to these documents; and to Mr. J. \\^ilkinson, the Town Clerk, for the kind interest which he took in making every possible an^angement for consulting my convenience and facilitating my^task. Henry Thomas Riley.

York. — ^The Company of Merchant Adventurers. The City of Y^ork, the scat in the Middle Ages of com- mercial interests of high importance, could boast of its Guilds and Companies, in considerablenumbers,and,in some instances, possessed of great resources. Of these once important institutions all hut three, I learn, are now extinct ; the Companies, namely, of the Merchant Adventurers, the Merchant Tailors, and the Butchers, the last being now in a state of decadence. Mr. Wilkinson, the Tonm Clerk, who also fills the office of Clerk, respectively, of the first two Companies, invited me to an inspection of the contents of the ancient chest of the Company of Merchant

Adventurers, a few particulars in reference to whichi by his kind favour, I am enabled to subjoin. * ^ . Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York. A bundle of parchment documents, date a.d. 1357 and thereabout, containing the Accounts of St. Mary’s Guild at that period, the property of which Guild seems afterwards to luivc come into the possession of the Merchant Adventurers. A bundle of paper documents, date a.'d. 1360 and there- about, also containing Accounts of the expenditure of St. Ma^’’s Guild. These documents arc in general carefully preserved, and contain matter as to prices of commodities, rates of wages, and general usages of the time, of con- siderable interest in reference to our social life at that period. Accounts of the expenditure of the Company of Merchant Adventurers from a.d. 1501. , ' . Bundles of Memoranda, Letters, Petitions, ami Plaints, in reference to members of this Company and merchants of Kingston-upon-Hull and other' places, from a.d. 1502 to 1560. . ' Conveyances to St. Mary’s Guild, beginning in 1277* Books of the Eastland Merchants, from a.d. 1615 to 1696, a society either now extinct or absorbed into the Company of I^Ierchant Ad venturers! Among the documents of the Merchant Adventurers which may more strictly he termed title-deeds, though pertaining pernaps to lands and houses that can no longer be identified, it deserves remark that there is a large collection of mcditcval seals in wax, for the most part in an excellent state of preservation. ' , The Company of Merchant Tailors possesses nothing ancient beyond its early title-deeds ; no early accounts or registers, so far as I could ascertain. There arc large numbers, I am told, of deeds and other documents which formerly belonged to the 'now extinct Guilds and Companies of York, now in private hands in that place and its vicinity. Many documents also of early date, I was Sony to learn, have of late years been pur- posely destroyed. The Yorkshire Philosophical Society, There are a few early deeds and documents in thepossession of this society. Among them I noticed a Computus on jiajier, of the beginning of the 15th centuiy, of the Cellarer (or the Kitchener) of St. Mary’s Abbey, York, containing- an account of the extra expenditure on certain Feast-days. It has been lately ]irintecl, I believe. Also a deed of manu- mission to a villein and his children, of the date, appa- rently, of Edward 1. . ' , ' . . Henry Thomas Riley.

Mekoeandum respecting the its. op Mr; Gorneltus Meadley. . A precedent book on paper, belonging to some lawyer, recorder, or town clerk, in which ihe forms of original and judicial Writs, with some Returns, ai’e entered, extending from Henry 8 to Charles 1.! There are sevefar precedents which do not occur in the printed. “ Regis- “ trum Omnium Brevium tarn Originalium *quam Judi- cialium,” printed in 1634. At the commencement of the MS. the modes of ad- dressing the officers of the principal cities and towus are set out. . ' These MSS.^ arc very common, and are of no historical . or legal value.


Report on tjte Manuscript Materials tor History in ‘ , Scotland. - . . A considoi'ation of these naturally divides itself into two lines, the one regarding the materials in public libraries and repositories, — the other, such as are to be found in the collections of private individuals. And in reporting on thCvse, it is necessary to keep in view the materials, which without having hcon puhlished, have in a certain^ense been already brought within the reach of the historical student. The printing Clubs of Scotland, since the institution

of the first of them, the Bannatyne Club by Sir Walter Scott, in 1822, have given to their members many valuable historical Records previously hidden in manu- script. Through . this - instrumentality, all the * Ohartu- laries of the Religious Houses, and' Episcopal Sees of' Scotland (with a few exceptions, which I shall after- wards specify), have been already printed,— as well as many works illustrating particular periods of. the national history. ^ . Although in many instances a’ very limited number of copies of these works was printyd (the members of some of the Clubs only reaching . Ik? ^ 100), yet from


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>\)p Vitt* Articles of tlio Otocral AMcmW/ of Terlh »tero totiRcJ. Tb* wn of iSii* noliVtnan, tlio tUnl Mai^ai* Mul first lluko cf Uamillon, ame4 on ifie (’ontinent ntnler (Stutttvns Ailniphn*, *ml 'Waa •ftrrtranf* tfio King’i <’i«ntn»»<»(onef to fJonerAl AraemMf of ll)0 Kirfc at Ola/cwir in wficro Ibo Kpiacopal orilrr waj abro* jjalcJ: antj at laat ho was rtaciilcti fijr intatling KtiglntiA i*n bcbalf of tho King. Tlic ivwnl Duke, til bis MTiior ijnja. a^lnl a proini- nrut part wbiio Karl of Lanark, an4 Jioil of n woiiinl rwwoii at Uic iiattie of WcTotiier- 'ITicnoat liako hrW imtxirtantofilc*** «noorfiot o>tin nl« vT tbnr nombor, at many of ibo ’•btinJlr*'" rf lrtterr wblebf'jrm ainglc orirTra in the Catalogue eortitn min-o than a laaifofil iJncaWMsta, umI ore if th" ertrie* dovniioa 1£ rofawet of llronnli. tVitiiout tbe aic arm that Ibo earltoit ilr*cuBi«rt* are »j'Ooirnor.« cf those leitid* cf manrent aivl mair'manre, ly wbich tnm of pwtf aoupbt to gallror tsralrp tbnr l-anrrr all tbcir Iriordi and rttamere, to atrenglbon Itiemrelrca, in day* wLrn appeal* M law #3*1 Icrticc were of *er*l cliaraeter cf the jonnnrnta contained u> tbcie solume* (each of which citmd* to al»out )i3go)is Indirated in Uic Catalogue iplv CS-liaj. Ihu Collect loti tnwptiit* # RQtel many Ktato pajirm eourected with the adrniniitralion of (ho Itegeut. aud ntunertres doearaecU illortrattng the pwogreiia pf tho ccclniaatiral changeji then begun, as well aa tbc poli- tical ami tocial eondition cf ibo Knglnh ami hcettiah jwoplo. Home of them nbow the »tepii a*nl in gettiug up a case apaiust Qiiceti Iforr after nrr Ira mi son incut (pp. llK-li-ij. Along with there roJame* i* placed another, not dcacriwfd in tbc Catalogue. It is entitled ** jliwrilonies •• during the Ucign of Mary
“ that there were great miitakci 5a many material ** passage#, after Uie King (Charle* I.) came last out oT *' Scotland.” The dmracter of the marginal cntrie* will bn g#- thereil from the fuUciwing # pceimen .'—rage £. ” Iicre take in whnt is on the margent, pap. (/. hcgionitig “ * I know,' '' Tlin fasciculi extend to oOi} folio page*, ending with n letter frowi Charles 1 lo Karl loinnrk, dated tVoburn, 27 July HVl7, and a few additional Imcr, •• Id* JlajcsilQ*# cominR to lUcbmoiid for a,” wheru tfiey itop, tfic pratiel p.'is^aRc in the printed TOluinC Iwiiig at page illff. Tharcrhal difference* between the 3IH. and the latter tirv con»ift1 clcJ-gy; " wbifb in all appearanec, «-* bo apprehended, would ergago l.olb tho King ami the Ktiglirti natioh to •• Tc-e*!abUsU rpi«eop«eT in Scotland when llto *tate n' of tho Kingdoms inoiild bo »cnted,” which be #««. eisjly jrments, inasmuch as l.c liad eonn/cHcd (ho king to nak* the change In religinii ren-ntly adoptc) m Seotlaml Among tbelfjo*o document* are maily ebaraeterbujo letter* fictn Jarae# C fp. IW. of wbicb a good many arc in tbe bandwriting cf the King Tl.e klter* to th" third Martfui# froni OnstaTua .\dnlpbu", and rrlatice sene* cf inper#, throw *amc lighten the itrffitif ofthowafi of Unit great Captain. S’ d finder the #eet!On derirted lo ll n ‘'Great Jlebellion’* (p H7h am many ralnuble polilteal poper# Nurarrous It item of ft later dale TCiatc lo tbe times of (’baric# 2, and Jame# 2, and Willnuri 3; to tbc pro* eerdings cf Vi»eount HiimJee , tbe CctiTcntion I'arlia* nei.ij til* Mar'iero rf Glencoe t awl {’aritamcMary proee^ing*. Oentnionally the dewription of doeomenlr m the Catalogue I# rcffirienlly full, but wLi-ro ib>« is not the ca»e 1 bare rer.tured to suggetl iLo ealendaniig or noting of thm according to their irajnrUnce. In the few instance# where State pajem bare becii |*itnted from the coj ir* in thu Collection (a* the only one# knownh I Save giren refcrrcce# to thu Telume# srAerrr (Acy cwewr', ftflu wA»w 1 that Aw^e cF ibe l*ii(r* bad appeared in printed Colleetioii*, I bare niade lueb a note as will niiggest farther examination. I bate aluo noted tbe character of tbo doentueut, whclbcr It 1* ft draft, • copy, or an original. At p IW of tho Catalogue n described a I.pet(«r H'Kik or •* register of my Lord Jrarrmw*# Letters to (ha “ I'obibly and Counn! , the friend* and cadet* of bw “ family I tbe Arebbubo}>, presbytery, and town of ” Glasgow , tho doctor* and profeisomof tho Univertjiy " nf .\berdeen . awl to diver# other pcriotis; in relation “ to the iiwo of tho Kirgtlcin which be bad cotno to ” reitorts i and lo tho general Asseinbly at Glasgow " whteli bail been indicted by tho King's suUiocity; *' with direr# Jctler* and raeraorandanj# eo»ieeru5i,g “ Assembly tnattem *’ (May — Oct'. 16-58), A)«o *‘ An- “ other register of lit* letter# and instruction# a# Cmn* *• tnatid<'r-in-cbief of Ibo King’# fleet, and genenil of ” the force* emphn ed m the exiKdition." (IbdDJ. Tbero volumes de*erro # *^tT detailed examination, a* well a* Ibo “ bundle# " of contemporary^ letter* addrcieed to tbc Jlarijni#, which yet remain iu tbcir criginal cover*. I'row tncraortuidn. on sbii# of pujicr in tbo boxcii, it appear# that levcral '* bundle*" Lave for a Inng luuo t«vu luwing, or haro been mixed up with other*, ainee (lie tiina of their first arrangement. One of these memoranda refer* to tho following entry in tho Caluloguc t — *' The original I,cltrr8 and doca- ” ment# (eight bundles) exhibited or Tcfcrred to by '* Dr. Ilumct, in in# live# of these two Dukes fof " IlamdtooJ.” Tlio remark £n (ho roemoranduiu i*, that thi# number (1 Of) ia wanting, w-itii a note to eonsuU tlio printetl book, whether tbo bundla marked fifi lu tho box should not bo marked lOi. Under tho bead of” Matter# Ecclcsiaiiticnl ” (p. 5(15)^ ore ranged Uoils and docuraent# relating to tho ertetion of tho i’unsh Clitirch of Cailtow into a 'Collegiato Churcti} tJie foumj.ition of a Church and Ilonintal at Jjarlrimsliotle, in tbo desert place calJed Bt. Catbcrinoc and 17 Hull# and documents of tho I5tU and ICtb centuries relating to tivo Epwcopnl B«o of Argyll and (o tho Abbey of Arbroath,



The looso historical papers arc placed in four boxes in the Charter Boom, and if the Commission resolve oii the calendaring and copying vrhicli I liave suggested, the documents' referred to nill ])c found in the different bundles by tbo numbers specified in the printed Catalogue. Box I. contains 1^6. 1 to Iso.^ 60. Boxir. „ is^o. Giioisvm. Box III. » Ko.121 toNo.m BoxPi^ „ No. 181 to ITo. 217. TJm volumes of State papers, and the draft of Bishop Bnrnet-'s ATcmoirs, arc in a bookcase in the Great- Li- brary upstairs ; ^rhilo in the Old Library on the ground floor are several packets of miscellaneous Mannscn'i^ts, among which I noted the following volumes : — 1. A Dialogicall Conference about Marine afiap’cs betweeiie the Highe Admirall and a Captaino at Sea ; represented in six dialogues or discourccs. Collected and penned by Capt. Nath. Butter, Ajmo 1635. 382 pp. 2. Hume of Godscrolt’s Histoiy of the House and Pamily of Douglas and Angus. 3. The Lives of the most famousc and illush'ious Earles of Angus and Morton, of the name and familic of Douglas. 326 .pp. 4. A complete Cop 3 ^ of Bishop Burnet's Memoirs of the Dukes of Hamilton, in vellum cover. 560 pp. ^ 5. Hock room, or Wliiggs supplication; small 4to. 6. The Relation of Sir Balthazar Gorbicr, KnyS Master of Ceremonies to the King of Great Britain, for the clccring of som particullars, wliich bane by some been misunderstood during the Raignes of King James and King Charles.' 7. Fragment of a History of the Earls of Douglas. 1560. 8. Copies of Letters 1 etween some of the Covenanting Ministers. 16-13-6. 0. Ilumanum cst errarc, or false stopps on both sides. First on the King’s part. 49 pp., fol. 10. A short militaric treatise or discourse containing nh things neidfull for anc armio. Thin folio. 11. An old copy of Roper’s Life of Sir T. More. 12. A volume of Minutc.s of tho Proceedings of the JScolch Parliament, beginning 3rd Oct. 1706, down to 3rd Feb. following wben it ends with ** AVhat ** passed after this any is not worth noticing.” 13. Bello me Taratantara ad Scotos in Armis. Illus- trissimo Cclsissimo et Invictissimo hcroL Yil- helino Duci JIamiltonio jure merito nuncupata. A. Davido Lcochaio. I have not ns.yct examined the Collection of Manu- scripts forincd ly the [Marquis of Dougins, afterTvnrds Duke of Hamilton, the grandfather of the present Duke. 'fhey arc noticed in Clarke’s Repertorium Biblio- graplncum,” and among them are the following: — (p. 259), ” Cnutouis !Magni Gesla.” Thin v.*ork is described by Sir T. D. Hardy in his Descriptive Gatalogno under the titic jof ** Eininm Anglornin Roglme Richardi I- Ducis Normannornm ** Filar Encomium,” and is printed in the great work of I’crlz (Yol. XIX., p. 509), from the copy at Hamilton Palace. It would niipcar from the Btatemonts of tho editor, tluit thi.s is the cony from which Duchesno printed in 1619, after which tlio volume was lost sight of till recent tiines. In tho time of DuchcHne it belonged to Sir Rol)ert Coiton. t2.) Rcgisinun Sanetm Muriie Furnrsu per Abbatem Guill, Dalton ; fol. This volume is de^^cribed by Clarke us ** a most peifect 3Iuimccnpt, written about the year 1412; tho ** capimi letters are ornamented with the nortraits of ** of our Kings : their anun al.*^o atul those of tho nobility form embeUishmeuts to mtmy of tho initial letter/.” (Kqierioruun. p. 263.) Referring to the Inventory the sugge.^^tion.s ns to c^ilrndaring or noting tho loo.-e pr.pcri-% 1 may hero remark that it. woul-J be of some imjiortancc to collate the oriuin.tl copy of Bi^-hop lUiniei’K 3lemoirs Avlth his printed no to die character of the many* aherntu>ns which have be^-n made, and to com- pare" the doc-umcnm.ry ilhntrations introduced by him into Ids v/oik witls the oritdnaN. in the ** btindles ” at HmuiUon. U will b-f* of gr*ut eon'jfquenrf to obtain calendars ot thr dnenrio nm in the 12 voliinu *? hcrMr<^ desenh^'d. Some of them are the r»r State jnqK-n-', or of vJdoh origin.';!'^ bavo been already printed, but

the great proportion of. thorn arc believed to bo prin- cipals which have not been made any use of. ' . ^ = Humbly itJportcd by n General Register House, . Joiix Sxuaht. Edinburgh, IS Nov. .1869.

Repoet. ox the Goedox Papees axd other Recoeus EEEOXGIXG TO HiS GeaCE THE DuKE OF RlCIl^lOXD. The Duke of Richmond having readily consented td my inspection, for the Commission, of his Muniment Room at Gordon Castle, I went there on the 13th of September last for the purpose of examining the papers, and from the notes then made, and those taken , on the occasion of a foi’mcr visit, I have prepared tho following Report. . . :* * The family of Gordon was Ion" rooted in tlio Merse before it came to bo transplanted to the North of Scot- land. In reward for his adherence to the cause of King Robert Bruce, that monarch bestowed on Sir Adam Gordon tho barony of Sti'athbogie in Aberdeenshire, forfeited by David Earl of Atboll, and Sir Adam fell on tho field of Halidonhill in 1333. This was tho fmst of their north cm acquisitions, and it was nearly 50 years Inter before they attained the full possession of it. From the time when they’ did so, the family grew rapidly in importance and in wealth, till in the time of Queen Mary its head was possessor of three earldoms, and in reality was more like a Iving of the North than a vassal of another Sovereign, — ruling over the country from the Deo to tho *\Yostcrn Ocean, founding other families of I’cnown, filling tho highest offices in tho State, and intermarrying with the Roy’al Family and the great Houses of tho laud. It was in the tune of Queen Mary (in the year 1556) that tho Queen Dowager, on a progress to the northern parts of the kingdom, was entertained by the Earl of Huntly inliis Castle of Strathbogic, wliich he had re- cently enlarged and adorned at a great expense. After a shiy of some days the Queen proposed to take her departure, fearing lest her prolonged visit might incommode her host. Huntly, liowov'cr, ciitroated her to remain, which she agreed to do, and on her wishing to inspect the cellars and storehouses, wliich furnished such bounteous cheer ns had attended her, she saw among other things an incredible quantity of wild fowl and venison. The Frenchmen, who formed tho Queen’s retinue, asked from wlicnce a supply so vast, and yet so fresh, was procured, and were informed by tho*Eari that ho had relays of hunters and fowlers di.spcr.«ed in tho mountains, woods, and remote places of his domaiuK, from Avhenco they daily forwarded to him tho game which they had caught, however distant their quarter.^ might bo. On bearing which, D'Oiscl c.xcluimcd to the Queen, that such a man was not to ho lolernted in so small and poor a kingdom as Scotland, and' that his wings ought to be clipped before ho became too arrogant. A few yeans later Queen Mary herself went on a like journey to Inverness, and although she declined to par- take^ of the Earl of lInnUy’s hospitality, tho Englir^b Minister Randolph, who was in her train, was hi.s guest for two nights, and in a letter to Cecil ho thus refens to the style of his entertainment : — ” Ilis house is fair, and' “ best furnished of any houEO that I bane seen in this ** counlr}’. His cheer is mcrvellous groat.” . On the forfeiture of this grcatEarl in 1562, his rnovc- ahlos wore escheated to tho Grown, and v,’crc divided between tho Queen and tho Earl of 3Iiirray, her brother. Tho Inventory of tho Queen's share is prcpcivcd, and it enables n.s to realize the grandeur of Iluntlyh stylo of living, as well as his taste and rcUneinent. 'flio bcd«i carried from Strathbogic to rjol 3 ’rood were of rich vel- vets, with oninmcnt:< and fringe.s of gold and silver work ; many ])ieccs of tapestry, vcst-eln of gilded or coloured glass, figures of nninnds, and image? of^a monk and nun, tlm marble buift of n man, and u wooden carving of the Sainarilan Woman nt tlic Well, form items iu tho list. Among tlio papers at Gordon Ca>tle I may hero noUoo two remarkabh' one? coiineeted wHb !bo Earl ju't rcfriTed to. ’Huy urn Govounnts cnt*;red ittio lr;twci ii him and the IVotoclor Soniomd, v. liich rhow that Uy’ Karl had agreed to fonrard the design of nu Lfiglndi inaiTiage and aliinnco, while he wfV'* at t.m tmto re- garded as the main r>trcngth of tho Honjau GjitholM

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purty, wTio wcro lifnt oa an allianeo and matringo nwith jTrancc. . . Tlw docaracnts at Gordon CnsGe consist, in tlio Jirst place, of » large and ralualdo aencs of the charters of the jiumerona lands and haronics of irhich Ibo family iiwamo po''‘>e“*cd, coiivewcutly arranged, and access ihlo by means of an Im entorj*. Beenica these, (hero is a most itnjiosing collectio/i of bonds of manrent friendship and alhaoeo by the leading fainjlios of the North of Scotland, dating from It-l-i to 1C70, nhich testify in a very nnmKtakcnWo way tbo enormous folloaing nwhich could ho relied on hy tho head of the OorJoiw in alt cmerpcncics. A rental of their widesprevd laiids for the year ICOO bears witness oho to tlieir groat income, although tho proportion of it paid in hsnd would now bo regarded as inconveniently large. Among tho inisecllancons papers uto some early contracts of nmrrihgc of considcrahio hutoricnl intercAt. Among the letters in the collection aro two front Queen 3I.»ry to tho liarj of ITujitly, dated in ISild from «U<>wlon ; eight from King James 7 (Uve while ho was Duke of York, and lUree after ho hccamo King) j sevt'n from the Duchess ofYork to the Marehionc^a of Ifunlly j liireo from General Guest, at rnventess, to the Duko of Gonlon in !7J5i and one frotn I,ord r,or«E in Ir'liJ. There is a reporato collection of letters of consider- able political impfirt-sncc addressed to^ the DnVo of Itiihmond by *d liferent eorrcsiwndcnU in 17-14, 1715, 1740, with a few copies of letters / rota his Grace. Several of the letters are from 3fr. Edm Sfartin, from FortwiUianj, in 1741, giving detail* of the road- making anil other works then in progress in t]ic High- land*. Anotlier rerica was written by 3Ir. Andrew Stone, from Whitelmll, in 1744-5, containing yexiortfl of the arrangementa for meeting tho Jacobito rising, and references from the Duke of Cumberland. . A tetof the letters are from the Duko of Newcn'tlc, In eno of Ihejc, dated Claremont, Sep. 21, 171*, ho eiprcS-ics grciit alarm at tl o state of affiira in Scotland, then in possession of tho Vrcteiider. “I am very ap- “ prebonsive," he suts, “ tlmt the rretcuder being in " possession of Gotland may cncaanigo France to t^ “ to put them ill jiosscasion of England olao.” lie adds, E'verjGiing is done tliat can be done by nn ad- “ ministration that has no power, and to whom tiic ‘• 'King, their master, will hardly vouchsafe to say one " wonl aboiil his own bnsitioss, Tbo greater the *• thinger is, tbo more angry he gn>«r» witli those who “ alone can help them out of it, and if ho eoca on ho ** JUST nin the risk of losing another kinmlom by tbo *• miknrits Olid kuliiio of lomr, as ho Ims already done “ one by the folly and obstinacy of others.'* In another letter tlie Duke write*, “ The Closet grows wone than eier, IVc arc now como to Jjod languagoj “ Iii/-oj)<(ci(y to my TlroGier, Spectator of other people's ‘‘ jiolicyaiul mwsures, ard yesterday JVi/ulI lellotrs.” — “ Ijord Chancellor and I aro of opinion it is irapoe- " aibto to confinno under such treatment a-nd manage- ** mecit of hashiess.*’ One from Mr. htono, in Jlay 17-16, among other things informs the Duke “ la tho -utmost oonlldenco that there “ is at •prcEent an affair of tho greatest consequence " under comideration.’’ 1 his was a jiajicr containing “ the conditions upon w htch the French Court woald " come to an immediate aecomjnodation, which, all “ things considered, seemed mom moderate than could “ Imvo been crjiccted.” A Letter from tho Doko of Kewcftstlo in the latno month discusses tho (meet ton at lar^. A Letter from Ibc Duke of Canwrlajid to tho Duke of Htchroond, in answer to a reqUESt for promotion to u friend. Bays, *' Aa yon answer ^ him, 1 have no doubt “ about him, thougli I Lave heen told that ho was a little giddy in his j oufh, but ho may bo improved, as *' 1 hope wo giddy yonths all ahall.” A Letter from Lord Bury, from Bdherden, sends plana of the hatllo of Fonteuoy and I'lidbcrg, and tho affair of Ifeil, with details and s peculations as to tho IVctcndor’s succos* ta Scotland, .Other Letters from ilr- Stone giro tbo Reports re- ceived from Sir John Cope, tho Lord Advocate, and from other correspondents, aa to tho rretender’s move- ments, an account of Cope's defeat at Falkirk, and of the final affair at Cullodeti. There are 12 Letters from the Marquis of Meatrose, all in his erwn hand, wtiuen from different places In the North during the years 1645 "and 1646, of which 11 aro addressed to tho Marquis of Huntly,andone to tbo Earl of Aboyno, principally oa the subject of a rising of the Borthern loyalists.


There aro Bcverol Royal Commissions of Jnsticiary end Liontenantry fit mtous times from 1479 down- wanh, Ono from James 6, in 1601- in favour of the Marejuis of llunlly, is for the reduction of tho Northern Isles to order and ohedicncc It narrates, “Which “ Isles being enriched with an incrcdihlo fertility of “ corns, and plenty of fishes, would render inesUmablo “ commoditteg to tbU country, gilTtho harbonty ofibo “ siivogo inbabif.ants thereof would suffer and pormit “ an peacahlo trade and traffiok among them.” Tliere aro besides, a few Iicttcrs from Charles I and Charles 2 (13 4,l7--l3 4 24—13 4.25) ’‘A • rrccll of “ french Commissions to Lord Gordmie, while Captain “ of Gens d’attnes docossc*. Item, tbo K. ofFrnssia’s “ Loiter to tho Duke, 172S, and tho Pope's brief, 1726, “ tlianking him for his constancy in tUo orthodox “ faith “ 03-0 2.) There aro a few papers connected with tho defence of Eihnhurgh Castle by tho Duke m 1C$5. (14.3.1—14 3 5 —14 3.7.) Ono is a list of thoDuko of Cordou’a horses taken out of tho Ca'tlo hy tho lato Earl of Duufcrmliiic from Charles Iniic* of Druragcsk,hi3 Grace’s Gentleman of Horgo, and William Gordon, tho Groom, in 1CS9 i 12 horses with their respective values, ono of them valued at 109 guincoii, called “Cumhcrlsnd." (1 1 3.8 ) A Jiaper, dated in 1690, is entitled, “InforroBUon and “ Account of a Conversatiou of tho Ministry at London “ after tho Revolution concerning King Jaraca his “ granting Commiaslons to private ships of war 'when “ ho was ta rrance.’* (14 4.12 ) Another, dated in 1671, hears to ho “A Journal of “ a Journey thro’ Germany.” 0 pp. (14,417.) In ft list of French papers are “ Commissions hy tho “ French King to tho Martjiiis of Uuntly ia the scots “ Cuiirds, and several letters from the French King to “ him. 1624-37.” There is also in thig bundle a Contract between Mary of Guise, tho Queen Dowag-er, and tho Lari of HunUy ; and another paper entitlod, “ Ilcadis agrcit on hcluut " ye Kinge of Frcucho and tho Erll of Montclly,” mostly about the Earldom oCitoray. Among raisccllRceous fcrfips is “ ITOl, Copy Letter “ from Cnph Craiislon to my lord Cranston, dated from " tbo Caron, ICth Aug',” after tbo battle of Ilogstat, giving a full account of the victory. Also the Earl of Mar's orders for apprehending Sir llohert Gordon of Gordonslon, and sending him to tho Camp at Scone, 19th January 1716; eunerscribed, “ James 11 ” 111 tbo Charter Room is a volume entitled ‘‘ Orico " ct progrcFsus familiai Gordoniorum do Huntley m “ Scotia,” which comes down to 1591. This is tho original manuscript of tho author, Robert Gordon of Straloch, and is in his onn haudwritiam Bound op wilh_ it 13 ft collection of very spirited Eketchca in pen and ink, beaded " Anliquaruin btatuorum qum Romm “ eriftmnuin uisuutur ccclogus.” ‘‘John Gordon, ” 1653.” Coriinu’s historj' of the famdy has not been printed, but it is, generally speaking, diJTuso and nneritica), except in a few passages of contcmporaiy history wliich arc written with detail and nicturesqueness. In the same place is nn old MS. ofFcrrcrius, "De “ origmo ct incrcHicnto Gordoutm fanuhio iii Scotia. ” 1515 ” _ In the Library is a folio volume in ninnuscript, en- titled “ Dernardi Gordon Medici priestantissimi, opus “ do cnrandia morhis, inscriptum LtUlM. MeMCWJK “ editum in studio Jfontis pcsaulam Anno rON— " MCCCUI,” At tho end is ‘‘Coropictnai est liber “ isto per del gratimu dio Sabboti post festnm pasco 2 anno did 1319. Ego tlualrandus do Jnssen Scripsi.” The following note is written at tho commencement of the volume, “This manuscript was bought at iho “ salo of Dr. Askew’s Collection of rare books ia 3785, “ ^ Gordon by A. Gtddes, A good many of the Letters, the Covenants with tho FfOtoctor Somerset, tho Doadv of Manrent, and Con- tracts of Marriage, beforo referred to. hsTO been p^nnted in tho volnmea of tho Spalding Clnb, If the Commissioners, should decide against farther notice of documents which have been thus used, there will not bo much for me to suggest with regard to the Gordon papers. If, on tho other hand, it, should he thoaght desirable to give a general account of imch records, with a calendar of those most likely to be useful in a histtmcalpomtpfview, this could be douo in a moderate spaci, ^

Il6 HISTORICAL HAHUSaillRXS . The Letters from the Marquis of Montrose have been printed in Mr, MnrkiN'apicr’s Memorials of the Great ‘Captain, YoL IL, 1858, ' ' In any event, the series of Letters to and from tho Duke of Richmond in 1744-5-6 should be fully calen- dared, as well as tho miscellaneous documents described immediately before the manuscripts. Humbly reported by John Stuakt. Nov. 25, 1869.

PaKLTMINARY BnPOKT ON THE RECORDS OF TILE ^MaRQHIS OF Lothian at Newhattle. Tho Historical Papers, as apart from tho Charters, have recently been arranged in 15 folio volumes, into which they are pasted. To each volume is prefixed a note of tho contents, which varies in minuteness accord- ing to the character of the documents. Prom these preliminary notes, with occasional refer- ences to the documents, 1 have framed my Report. Yol. 1. “ Fairnioherst, 1505-1597,” contains 89 pieces. These are miscellaneous letters and warrants, many of which serve to illustrate the unsettled nature of border life. There are bonds for keeping the peace, for entering ward, wills, and tho like. - Tho most prominent actor was Sir Thomas Ker, of Faimieherst, a stedfasb adliorent of Queen Mary, and some of tho papers show him acting as tho head of his people, such as “Lists of those for whom Sir Thomas “ was caution, who came in will for certain slaughters,” “ Assurance by the Rutherfords to Ker that he will “ not be molested before Michaelmas 1582 for anything done by them.” Yol. 11. This volume extends from 1597 to 1621, and contains 64 papers. They consist of receipts, assignations, law papers, a Commission of Justiciar}", Contracts with tho "Warden of tho Marches, and the like. Yol. III. “1537-1607.” This volume contains a series of assignations, receipts, leases, and law papers. Yol, r\L “1602-1656.” This volume contains letters of Sir Andrew Ker to his father, the Laird of Fernie- hersb; also letters of Margaret Lady Ochiltree, Sir R. Carre, of Ancrum, Sir Andrew Carre, of Oxenholme, the Earl of Lothian, the Earl of Roxburgh, Sir William Alexander, and others, Yol. Y. This volume is entitled “Royal Letters, “ 1559-60.” A good many of them are formal warrants of James 6 to Sir Andrew Ker ; several letters sub- scribed “Charles P.,” one (6th Nov. 1621) of which is addressed to the Countess of Derby, and recommends Sir Robert Ker, afterwards Earl of Ancrum, “ as a “ sutor to your daughter.” There are thi’ee letters from Oliver Cromwell to Colonel Hammond, one in 1648, another in 1656, and the third without date. There are eight letters from Charles 2 to the Earl of Loudoun, connected with CromwelPs advance, the condition of the army, &c., 1650-51. There are several from the Earl of Sutherland to Charles 2 in 1651, touching Lord Frendraught, then confined at Dunrobin since the defeat in Oarbiedaill of Montrose’s last attempt. Yol. Yl. This volume contains many letters ad- dressed to Sir Robert Ker, created first Earl of Ancrum in 1633. They arc for the most part from private friends on common topics. One of them (7th June 1621) is from Drummond of Hawthornden, in which the writer says, “ Not long since there came to my “ hands a pastorelle trage-comedye of Samuel Daniells, “ which for her sake at whose marriage it was acted, “ and to whom it is given, I intend to send to the “ presse, but it is both wanting the title, and having “ no chorus, I thought I would first entreate you, if “ there were a more perfect coppye among the author’s “ papers,” &c. There are also letters from Lord . Lauderdale, Lord Ralmorino, Ai*chbishop Spottiswoodo, the Bishop of Caithness, the Countess of Marr, the Earl of Rothes, Sir Thomas Hope, and the Earl of ^aquaii', besides many business letters from' agents, a few of which are curious for references to passing events, but generally the series is not of much general interest Yol. ‘^I. “1632-1654.” -In this volume are many letters from William Earl of Lothian to his father, Robert, the first Earl of Ancrum, referred to above. The father was a steady loyalist’ and a confidential Mend of Charles 1, who, when Prince of Wales, used

COMMISSION :—ArPEKDIX.‘ his influence with . the Countess of Derby (ace vol.-v.) to bring about a marriage between the Earl (then Sir Robert Ker) and ber daughter Lady Anne Stanley. His son, wbo by marriage with Anne, Countess of Lothian in her own right, acquired the Lordship of Nowbattlo, and was^ created Earl of Lothian in 1631, took tho side of Parliament, and bore arms in tbe army which took Newcastle in 1641, A good many of his letters to his father are dated from Newcastle. In one of them (July 1641) relating to tho part he had taken in the an'cst of tho Earl of Montrose, he says formerly he had done him a good office, “ but 'nowe I tooke not so “ much paincs, for his often relapses are not to he on- “ dured, and his practises will bd found mutch- to the “ prejudice of the publickc, and very malitious against “ particular men,” His father was driven into banisli- ment in Holland. In a letter (30 May 1654) from him to his son, written at Amsterdam’, he says he is to send a portrait of himself by “Levinus, the Duke of “ Brandenburgs paynter.” There arc letters from the Earl of Melrose and Hading ton to the Earl of Ancrum, also a series of 41 letters (1620-1633) connected with the estate of tho Earl of Lothian and Lord Jedburgh’s business, and containing little of public importance. Yol. YIIT. “ Lothian, 1608-1643,” contains docu- ments principally on affairs of law and business. A^ol. IX. “ LotMan, 1637-1649.” This volume con- tains many letters from men of political position, to tho Earl of Lothian, such as tho Earl of Warwick, tho Earl of Essex, John Hampden, the Earl of Traqnair, the Earl (and Duke) of Lauderdale, Sir Henry Yane, the Earl of Haddington, the Rev. Andrew Cant, the Rev. Robert Leighton (afterwards Archbishop), the Earl of Derby, the Countess of Derby, the Earl of Roxburgh, the Mai*- miis of Argyll, Lord Balcarras, the Duke of Hamilton, the Earl of Callander. Yol.X. “Lothian, 1651-1656.” This volume is a continuation of the last series, but the letters are not quite so important or interesting. i Yol. XI, “ Lothian, 1650-1652.” This also forms part of the same series, and many of the letters are of considerable interest. One from the Marquis of Argyll (22 May 1650) gives an account of the execution of his great rival the Mar- quis of Montrose at the Cross of Edinburgh, dwelling on the want of repentance which ho exhibited after all tho efforts of the ministers, and hinting that Montrose was prevented from saying all that he meant to do in the way of justification of his own doings by pleading the commands of the King. Another from Robert Leighton (December 23, 1661) conveys to Lord Lothian his reasons for accepting of the office of Archbishop, which he says he could not refuse, as he had no scruple in his mind, and was not inclined to pretend one. He adds, however, that with some difficulty he managed to get the See which was of smallest importance, and had least revenue attached to it, a matter which lo him was a real comfort. Yol. XII. “Lothian, 1657-^1669.” The papers in this volume are of a formal and routine nature, and none of them are of public interest. Yol. Xm. “Lothian, 1649-1678.” This volume contains 44 letters to the Earl and Countess of Lothian from the tutor of their two sons, while at their educa- tion abroad at Leyden, Saumur, Angers, and Paris. Li these the course of study at each place, and the expenses of all sorts, are minutely detailed. The other papers are mostly on family subjects, proposal for a marriage, contracts, &c. Yol. XIY. “Lothian, 1673-1696.” This volume contains 112 letters from Robert fourth Eaid and first Marquis cf Lothian to his wife Jane, daughter of .^'chi- bald Marquis of Argyll. They describe some of his journeys to Loudon, Paris, and other places, but none of them, relate to matters of public importance. Yol. XY. “Lothian, 1663-1709.” In this volume is a letter from the Countess of Ar^ll (July 1685) to the Countess of Lothian, requesting permission to send the body of her husband (who was executed on the 30tli of June) privately by night to Newbattle ; also ‘a letter from the Duke of Argyll (March 170 }) to the Marquis of Lothian, begging for leave to lay his father’s bod/ in the family burying ground at Newbattle, and stating that he would afterwards remove it, as well as tho re-‘ mains of his grandfather, to their own burial place in the Highlands. ‘ ^ ’ The volume contains, among othOr family letters, 21 from Sir John Daliymple,\Lord Stair, connected with business of the General Assembly. ; ’ ' ' The general character of this collection may be in- ferred from’whut has now been said, ' ' ' . ‘ '

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The docments of greatest general interest occur m Vela. and' it. A good many of these contain paasagca which are curious iu iJiustratioa of luanaers and inodes of Hring, while several letters arc histori- cally Important. I renture to think that for Iho purposes of the Com- laission, it might auffiee to have copies made of the " Contents ” profiled to each of these three volumes, with full Calendars of u few of tlm letters of special inmortaocc, such as those sthich 1 hove cjuotcd from. If, however, it should ho thought desirable to have copies of the “ Contents " of the other volumes, I am lea to behero that the consent of their noble owner irill readily he given. Humbly reported by JOHV Stuikt ir.H. General Eegistcr Jfousc, Edinburgh, £.?rd J tily ISGP.

Uvoax os rut ComcTtiov or TarEUs asd llAscscKins SELOSGtSO TO THE EaUI. OF DALtOOSIf. AT PAXitTUr. ClSTW AST) BatCHIX CASttE. The papers at Fanmuro ore arranged in two large presses in a room adjoiDing the Charter Eooiua and ui u scries of tin boxes in the latter place. The presses were found to cootam only Utlo deedi connected with the Estates, The earliest and moat Intcresiing of tho Charters were discovered amidst papers of all kinds and dates in tho boxes just referred to. A Box marked So. This box contains bundles of uuarranged letters and scraps of various kinds. It was foond in the apartment immediately adjoining tho Charter Boom. * ilany of these letters, as well as the letters in tho Charier Boom, were addressed to tho Honble. Henry Hanlc, of Kelly, who was nu iudefatigahle collector of Records and an accomplished scholar of the early part of last century. He appears to have been the centre of a group of correspondents, both political and literary. In tEo former class were all tho leading Jacobites of the day, front eomo_ of whom in Eondou and at St. Germain's be was in the way of receiving frequent “Hews Letters” of tousiderable importitnce. Among the latter was Hr. Thomas innes, tho well-known author of a *' Critical Essay on tho Early Inhabitants “ of Scotland," eomo of whoso letters to itr, Uanle are full of valuable notices amt historicaf dtsnnisitmn. The letters in Box Ko. 4, which, like all the rest of Hr, Jfaule'a letters, are tied up in packets aa he re- ceived them, and are still in the original envelopes, range in date from I7Q9 to ivjl. One from Geo, Lockhart, of Camwatb, dated 17th May 1721, and others about the same date, uusigned, are on tho auhject of tho Elections. One from^ Lord Stormont is on the Peers Elections. There is ono from H. Fletcher, of Saltoun, Jannnry 171S ; another anonymous letter of tho following month notices a meeting with the Dtiko of A thole ot HutitingCower about moving tho address, and election matters. A Ixmdon Correspondent [anonymous] sends notes of political meetings about a propoaed Act to empower the Queen to call tho Scots Feera to tho Upper Howso hy request, about a meeting with tho Earl of Notting- ham, and about Ibo Toleration Act. ” I forgot to tell " yon that Netting bam told me that yestcrdirf Angle* ** soy Yla and bo had gone to tho Court of Requests, *• and call’d for Mr. Lockhart, the I^on, Sir Alex- under Cnming, Mr. Carnegy, and Mr. Murray, and •• there they had adjusted the Clause to Yin's satis- ” faction, how the Episcopal people should do penance. ” It seems Yla’a not to oppose our Tolleratton. It ” seems ho dare not t yet Anglesey is jcalouso that it " meet with opposition, and sent mo a message, proy- ” ing mo tho I came not on any other account to the “ hoase, yet for the sake of the Church I would bo ” pre^nt that day. 1 do not intend to go, but I know “ not what shall fall oat." ' ' aklaiw of tho letters ere of no Importance, being from Mr. Ifimle's agents in Forfarshire about his private ftllhirs, and there Ore many old accounts and vouchers of no use; bnt ft number of letters of considerable in- ' tcrest might lie gleaned from the bundles in this box. There are 14 Cbarter Boxes in the safe, in which the papers now to bo described were found. As the boxes are not distinguished by numbers, it is needless to refer to those in which they 'were discovered, especially as I ventured to set aside, in a separate box, those

bundles and papers which seemed to be of historical value. • ‘ ,1 I had tho less hesitation in doing eo, as the whole ot the docuraeats being stowed away without any attempt At order or airangcment, it was impossible that my selection could lead to any confosiou, while it would simplify future reference. Among those thus set apart are the following t— Letter from the-Dako of Mar to the Earlof Fanmure, dated Rome, 21at hlarch 1719, giving an account of the King's Journey from Romo to Bologna, and of tno cir- cumstances of his own and tho Duko of Perth’s con&e- ment and their following oiler tie King. Copy Letter from Earl Panmuro to tho King, flth March 3722. Letter from Mr, Murray to tho Earl of Ponronro, 10th Juno 1720. Account of the Battle of Sheriffmuir, 1715. , List of tho King’s subjects at Avignon, 2 tth July 1718. Journal of Journey from Urbino to Ycnice, by Fos- Bombrome, Ravenna, Ac., begun 13th February 1718, by Hr. Blair in company with the Earl ofPaninttre. Journal by Dr, Blair, October 3716. Journal by Dr. Blair of Journey from Pesaro to Borne, June 1717, with some observations on Rome, and a Journal from thence to Urhino, July 1717. Journal of Journey by Dr. Blair from Avignon to Pesaro, by Marseilles, Nico, Genoa, Bologna, Ac., in company with tho Earl of Fanmure, Ac., begun the 8lh February 1717. This teems to bo the work of an inteliigeut observer, whose descriptions nro fresh and interesting. Letter from tho Duko oriXamittoit to King Charles I, about two Regiments which be had sent to the lele of M^, 26th May 1639, Journal of a Journey made hy tho Earl of Fanmure and James Maule, son of Mr. llano Maule, of Kellie, from Paris to Maule, Ihe seat of their ancestors, Octo- ber 1720. A packet of printed Proolamatious and Letters from Perth, from the Jacobite Army, A long list of names, beginning with that of the King, and thsir synonyms. The following are speci-

The King’s friends in England Tbo King’s friends in Scotland Tho Claus Tho Highlands - The Spanish Fleet Tho Qneen Italy Scotland - Cardinal Alherosi An Invasion 1,000 Foot 1,000 Broadswords Ammunition War Lord Grange Lord Dun Sir. laickbart Tho Squadron e - The Fopa Mr. Thomas Innes Father lanes Father Caruagic - llr, Rosa, the Priest Ono Month All necessaries - Aberdeenshire - Aberdeen Town - Kirk of Bcotland

/Mr Havys. Mr. Floyd • Mr. Crosby. - Mr. Black. _ r Mr. Brandon, ’ 1 Mr. Ntratton, • 3fr, Wachope. - 3Ir. Crahame. n Mr Lambert. • Mr. Germaii). • Mr. Strachan. r Mr. Parker. n\ Mr. Wood. - Mr. Campbell - 5 pieces of Claret. - 1 Dorrel of Figs. • Strong Beer. - Mr. MoQbra3^ - Mr. IVeir. - Mr. Auchinleck. - Mr, Svrinton, n Mr. Hamilton. - Mr Lyon • 3Ir. Frin, - Mr. Rymec. - Mr. Rob. - Mr. Telford- - Ono Year. n Mr. Plmntrc. n Mr. Amot. . Mr. Gray. n Mr. Lewis.

Letter from the Earl of Mar to tbo Earl of Fanmure, Ist October 1718, ounonneing the intended njawjago of the King to the Princess Royal of Poland. Double of letter from my Lord Grange, 13th October 1719. Missive } the Duke of Mar to the Earl of Pamanre. Tth August 1719. Copie of a paper given to 3fr. Thomas Innes, of the Soots College la Pans, by Mr. James hfanle, son to Mr, Hary Maule, of Kellie, December J7J9, as to the descent of the Maoles in Scotland from tho Lords of Maule in IVauce, . , . - . , -

Jig HISXOEICAL' J^IANUSCBIPTS n A Ijelit^r from £i gGntleman at H — ^ — to a friend att London, dated Septeinl3er 15, 1718, < Letter from Lewis Innes, Secretary to tne King at St Germain’s, 1st May 1716, to theEarl of Paniniire at Arignon, excusing the King from granting Lord Pan- mure’s request to be a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. A^Tery remarkable letter ; — Your Lo’p knoAves the King hath allready four of otir countrymen Gentlemen of his Bedchamber, and I believe it will not, be found that any of his Majesties predecessors since they came to the Crown of England over had at once so many of our natioiT in that post Your Lo’p knowes also what jeallousyther is betwixt the two nations, and what measures his Majesty is obliged to keep that he may not disgust the English, who, as your Lo’p knowes cannot bear our being putt upon ane equal foot with them, much less can they bear our being preferred to them.” . . ^ . Copy Letter from Charles Leslie to the King, from* St. Germain’s, October 29, 1717, and of the King’s Answer, as to proceedings of Convocation, and the privileges and independence of the Church of England. Privileges et Katuralite des Escossois en Prance, 1558, being copy of a writ thereanent by Henry the Ei’ench King. ‘ Letter' from the Duke of Ormond to the Earl of Panmure, April 29, 1720. A volume of Lord Panmure’s Accounts, containing the details of his expenditure, 1699-1700 ; curious and ' minute items for travelling, clothes,, servants, hooks, and all sorts of personal outlay. Scheme for a Eeligious House in Scotland. Scheme for a Protestant Convent, which narrates the abuses of such places in the Church of Eomo, and the want felt by many of such a retreat in this country : — “ At present shall only be considered a place con- trived for the benefite of the Ladyes, and endeavour to lay down a scheme which shall be without the known inconveniencys of Porreign minnrys, and yet give such as ar devoute an occasion of withdrawing from the hurry of the world, and to all an opportunity of a strict and virtuous education.” This “ Scheme ” probably represents the longings of the devout among the nonjurors, and fills a small 8vo. volume in a hand of the beginning of last century. It enters into all the details of tbe proposed establish- ment, the ladies being divided into three classes, whose description occupies three chapters. Other chapters are devoted to the “ Government of the House.” “ Go- “ vomess and doputs.” “ Division of time.” “ Exer- ‘^cisos and teachers.” ‘^Diversions and visits.” “Diet.” “ Chaplains.” “ Physicians.” “ Eevenue and Ti'ea- “ surer.” “ Housekeeper,” &c. Several bundles of letters tied up together in the envelopes as they were received ; one of these is entitled “ Strathmore, Auchterhouse, Horthesk, Pinhaven,” and all addressed to the Honhle. Henry Maule. This gentleman was an ardent Jacobite, and was “ out” in the 1715. He appears to have been a non- juror also; and his correspondence .illustrates the posi- tion of affairs both political and religious around him. A considerable number of tbe letters were addressed to him b^" tbe Eev. James Greensbields, a clergyman in English orders, who officiated in a chapel in Edinburgh, apparently to the English residing in that place. He was thrown into prison, on account of his use of the English Prayer Book, at the instance of the Presbytery of Edinburgh. His imprisonment was declared to he legal by a judgment of the Court of Session, which was rcvci’sed on appeal to the House of Lords. Out of the circumstances connected wuth his case arose the Act of Toleration of Queen Anne to the Epis- copal conununity in Scotland, which was regarded on both sides as a thing of great importance. Green- shield’s Letters throw much light on the question, about which there has been hitherto ' a want of information. In September 1710 he writes to Mt*. Manle that he is leaving Edinburgh, and thanks him for all his.Idndness in his affairs ; and in March 1711 ho writes from London on points connected -with his imprisonment. About this time Prayer Books were for :thc first time brought into use in Scotland, the service of the Church between the Eestoration and tbe Eevolution having been mostly in the way of extemporary prayer. . There arc several letters to Mr. Maule on the. subject, and as to a fund raised for procuring Prayer iBooks to the poor Episcopal people in Scotland. kH. Manle was asked by Mr. Groensniolds to bo distributor of tbe

C0jV1MIS>SI01T appendix; Charity Company for Books along .mtb Mi\ Drummond and Mr. Mackenzie, but rather declined. Some of tbe letters of ’Mi\ Greensbields, written from London in tbe form of news letters, give a good deal of. information about, the' political parties of the day. . lu one dated June 21, 1712, ho deprecates the design of^Mr. Calder to print the Scots Prayer Book. that raised the tumults in Edinburgh. Ho says itwDl divide the clergy among themselves and be -of very ill con- sequence, though at the same time the Liturgyis com: mended as a very good one. In a letter of October 5, 1713, Greensbields 'writes, — “ My Mother, who was grandchild to William Maule, “ of Glaister, aged 86, and who has outlived by 20 “ years at least all of the same generation of her “ relations, dy’d the 6th of August .last. She has been “ 70 years married.” . , ' In some of his letters Greensbields gives an account of debates in the House of Lords. In another miscellaneous bundle are letters on poli- « tics from George Lockhart, of Carnwatb, from London, 1714. One (long and political) from Lord Lovat to Lord Panmure, September 1733;’ others from Lord- Entore. . As I have said, there are several letters from Thomas Innes, whose critical Essay, on .the Early Inhabitants of Scotland was published in 1729. While living in Edinburgh he had benefited by Mr, Maule’s Library and Collection of Manuscripts; and in one of bis letters, dated'Edinburgb, 26th April [no year], he speaks of the quiet hours spent among Mr. Maule’s books, gives some observations oh his Miscellaneous Collections of Becords, and says he has to go a little journey into the country to take the Duchess of Perth’s commission to her children abroad. . . . In another, of the 23rd May [no year], Lanes gives ah account of his visit to Drummond Castle and Stohhall. He says he found at the former place an. old MS. Liturgy or Missal, in the same Saxon Irish character as that in the Advocates’ Library called Missa Sti. Columbani. ‘ * I judge they are both about 700 years old, “ botb by tbe cbaracter and contents.” He found also at Drummond a MS . copy of Gildas or Henriius, together with Geoffrey of Monmonth’s Historia Britonum. “ I “ remarked also on a Scots or Sarura MS. Breviary of “ of the 14th centm’y -an exact chronology of Scots “ Kings from' 1056 to near the end of the 14th century, “ but so worn as to be illegible.” . . - In a letter from London, 5th April, [no year], Innes speaks of his hook, the Critical Essay, as just ready to he issued, which ^it was in 1729. He discusses at some length his views of Boece and Pordun, and . gives reasons for rejecting their scheme of the early history - of Scotland, which are of great interest. In a copy of a letter froin Mr. Maule* to Innes, he expresses the satisfaction which a perusal of the Critical Essay had given him, and informs . him that he has got a transcript of Bishop Elphinstone’s History of Scot- land in the Bodleian. Of this manuscript he says, “ It “ begins with Porduu, word for word, and the first’ “ 3 or 4 books has nothing but Eordun, When he “ comes to the 11th and 12th centuries, and to the end, “ it differs from all the continnators of Eordun, both “ in the order and matter, and I think it a good book. “ It’s writ in the year 1489, which agrees well with “ the tym he lived. I sh^ be glad to know if you have “ read it, and your opinion of it. -.1 see by all his “ writtings ho has been well versed both in the civil “ and canon law, and has a number of treatises of' “ peace of our Kings with France and England, by “ which it appears he has perused the records hero, “ which none other of For dun’s continnators has done.” In a' long and interesting letter from Innes, dated 27th Feb. 1731, he gives details of the plan of his pro- posed Ecclesiastical History of .Scotland, doubts of the success it \vill meet with, and gives a copy of ah In- dult, dated in 1487, from Elphinstono’s History in the Bodleian. - Throughout he addresses Mr. Maule as “My Lord.” Other bundles, entitled “Fi*om various Hands,” contain letters from the. Duke of Hamilton, Earl of Aberdeen, Lord Balmerino, Fletcher of Salton, The Earl of Mar, Lord Grange, Lord Dun, and others. AE . these bundles of letters were found among the Charters at Panmure House. Having learned that the manuscript volumes, col- lected by Mjr. Henry Maule, which, on former occasions, I had seen at, Panmure, .were now in the Library at Brechin Castle, I went thither with the .intention of giving an account of them in this Eeport. • , Of* these, however, I only foiind a small part in the

uiSTomCAL MASt'scmrrs cojimisbiok ArrEVDix.


LiJtntTY, *ad«}«nnnUiicM liid not wrmit fttthottmo of ftirtner Scflairy on tbo of tUo ollicris. Tl>t>y conjiwiotl, Lowctcr, in » crtnt mctwnte of traft^CTinU of tbo Chart uUnw of UcU^’wus Houjca, both in BfoliAwl and in KngUnd » of copiw of Charters from iho collccboni of nwit familios of imjiOTtRnco in Hcolland} ftwJ of wmo oriyfttiil Chsftutarici and Of the ChartoUHca Of winch Mr. Sfanlo bad r^ured transetrirt*. aimwil all have Injetj rrintwl bf tbo Uanna- trno and other Clut«. Amon;? tUo of{^^ru\l MSS/ftrO fhc Chartuutncfli of the I’rioiT of St- Andrew’*, and of tho JIUhopriefc of Itrochin, I'oih of whicij have aba been (irintcd for Iho liannatrno Club. - A thia fwho Volnrao, of 85 folios of nancr. eonlalna, tho ™''y htsl'^ians, hot tjoth ft and (ho "Kpi'lili,” with spoctroeiM of tho SerniofM, were priPtOil for tho SjwHiOf; Club Xlisccllsny', Toh iv. The Volume 1* ma bawi ofiJio I«th cenninr, awl Is stitched 1« a fheel of veDam, lahen from an ol f Berrlee liook. Jt is me pf tbo»e which d could not sen at tha lime of my present riijt. Ameiyj the transcript* is the copy cr'‘llUiif>t>Klphln- stone's lliftory/’ from Uin orijiinal In the llodlcian, referred to Mr- Manle In hU letter to Tl omaslnnes, and now In tbe Idbtary. Soar folw Volome*, entitled *‘Mi«celUtij Collee- “ lions.” are mostly ti«rupir*l with Charter*, popieii fr(«m the ortpiTAl* inrariows Charter Kooms in beet- land. Of these some hare twin printed in recent time*, but many hare not- They were not in the bilxwry There is a careful family IlitWry, nrcPMod by 3fr. 3lsu]e, and finished iu in two folio V'ol ones. It I* ’‘('hartuWV or l*cgl»ter of tlie h’aniilie* of ** Manle, Valoijfnje*, Itrierhin, ami iJarelayof Ilrechii), *• cnllccicl some limn affo fretu inibtio itccord*, and “ oldChartttUtietorili»hvprlcV!i, Abl’ey*. and I'nories, *’ sod from the Arthlrct or (iharter Cbc*i cf the ” Fawitbo pf Patimmr. now Enisht*! iti the year ITK " Till* srort, and the copy of Vonlun Tiow noticed, are in the tAbr*^*, Thrrc Is a fine 3t8’, of I’ordun'* Clironicle, with newer'* continuation* which it would t a rcry desirable to collate with the Jt-SS. med by Ilearnc, and with those m tlic Lthrarjes of the Adrocates, a/id the Ucirer- sitr cf Edinburgh, ami In the llritith Jluscnm. Tlio Volume at iJrrchin Ciutlo 1* In goml comlilion. written on )»per. In double ecliiiBiw, with occasional nurginal note* of refmnee in a dincrer-t hand from that of the body of the work- The initial letters of * paragraphs are lilumiruitod. At the end of Hook it. is a colophon twswts*,! tn Usrk t«l Et tic llniiar Ubrr tcreius tecundut. Ksplicrt £s r*ce«fid(j*3 hber Foot tcron icon nono dra Jatiuarii, in Kdinburgo s^ido. anno Pomlni millcsmto ijeadringcnts-simo octasgesimo, jter me Slagnum Jlalt- cnlloch. El per mo Jaeotmin Urayo illominatns li thn* appear* that tlm terlbe wa* the aame Magnus

ilarleian CoUcction, described by Ilesrne, Priuf, rn. liY. and Isir. ' This last copy (Pr«f. p. lu'w,) wa* in progress in • tiSS, to that the MS. at Oreehin Ca-^tlo is an onrlier cno, haring been in hand Jn HfiO. _ After (ho notice of llio jlluminator, James Cray'p, just mAitcd, occur the following lines i— » iJnv mento pla pro nobW ulrgo Marin Alum ulrgo • iilrglni pro nobis ad domlnnm. BancUBcl cwiitrls uirgo semper Mann. Amen, Jhesus. 3! aria Johannes. At tho end of IJook lii. is written ” Non Scotu* est " Cristo ctti bher non placet isto Jfngnus MskcuU " loch.” ’ At t?io end of tic chapter, ''po ilotnino Jacobo 'c*e iJviu.ofOoaJ*ll'* *' Kennedy Episcopo Sancti An^ «a ” dree,” written by » dlfTcrent liwoM, ToL ut. p. tvi. hand, is ** oblit xshij. Mali, anno « 1469 EfS, AMIKDONEN* J‘ Gr»yc,”

At the end of Book vl. U “ Bmi tollcraro jubcb At Ibo beginning of thollth, "Incroiuat tituH libri, '• deeitni quarti Yltimo dlo ilareii, in Edinburgh ojiido. “ Non Sootii* est Cristo cal Wier non placet iatej” tmd at tho end, “Petnr scnptcirl mcrccs cquatoif la- ” boris.” At tho end of Hook ttyi. aro tho verses printed by Goodalt (vol. il. p. 517), with which Kia copy concludes, nflcr winch the writer of tho present copy adds that, with (ho view of facilitating referenco to tho Biattetw in the Hook, ho ho* got tho Alphabetical Table, which is annered. prepared “per quontlam fratreni meaBS '• araiclMimum a tencris onii!* in dlscipliBsta mco ” edneatum »o ctiani in scriptiiram .inqaisiciono ct ” stiiibo mihi famuli cnrissimum stlmulntua etiteratis *' viciliU* acelomatits Inndcni op|>ortunit3to cjug im- •’ puUu* condescenden* prticianifjuo jrclum ifnius ” ml nlennnj ncccdervji Sibi fa arilcr Induxi nl quod ** mild imposucrat Ipso iier|unquain pro mo faocro '* tro* ncqttoquivni prctermitlcrct,'’ Ac. " Ilec cat tabula ” secuniluin ordinem Blphabctl ubi lilcro elewentores ” scrisUm pro nt status in alphabeto querendo sunt, ut " ipiod a ituJciilo querilur cicias {inpcrtiatur," ami further describes iho references, "conEictiis ubi helium ” nuptio uhl conjufynm ct rcbeltio ubi conspinicio, " licreticua nlii lolardus ct do similitius.” ''Non c't ” opus ecrilicrc titulo* Jibronim prcoitssorum do '* [ ] calumisim* libri quia hto cieiu* inacnidar '* materia unitucnnquo libri el cipitaloruni libri quam ” in ipsl* lilulii JibrtM {rt-occdentibus, Ac." This laljle otecds to page*. At ihp end of U IS » CDlophoM, “Quia a1. p, M2L but not in Ilearne, which m continued down to the words ‘ ‘duos Alanos," towards the liottom of the page, when the Panmuro cimy ter* minatei, licing thus dcfcclivo m the few ndtuUonal Ur.es jirintcd tiy Oooilall, This Eno copy of Pordun t* diilinguished front tho other* known U> me by it* being ifluminated in fiio Initial leltors, the nomo of tho iltuiainator being re- corded. by tho in I rad uc I Kill of mrioiis notes not ni tho other copies, nod by tho AinhabcCtcal Table of Contents. It Mpear* «l«o to 1*0 one or tho earliest conics. liio collection of Charters of tho families of 3lau|o and ))e Valomis are cf great interest, and many of them of great Iwauiy At present they aro put up in ibo Cluirtcr Uojcs^ and Presses witliout any arrangement, hut tho most imjKirlaiil documents have been copicit by Ur Ilrtiry Manic iu hi* '' Itcgistrum do ramnnre,” to whicb I ba\o refcrreil. The general charseter of tho BUinCrous bundUs of letters at I’amnuro will bo gathered from tho previous parts of this Itci>ort. It appears to mo that at) tho letter* of Mr. Tbotna.* runes oeservo to bo copied fully, «.* well os iho series from Mr. Orcensliield*. Tho letter from Mr, Lewis Lnne* and the Diiko of 3Iar, and llio Diaries of Journics by Dr, Dlair and Lord I'an. muro, aro aUo worthy of being fully copied, wlulo many of tho political letteni regording elections and party movements would bo suEicicntly capiscated by lioiug caltudarciL Tho copy of Fordun which 1 have described after a hasty Dxatninau'ou, aeems to bo important, and I veiituro t



^ MSS. AT Buckie, The
• Api'enawl ta tins Report is n list of sudi letters and other documents M rnnee l.;vb:irio 5 r printed from lUshop KyJc’a papers. in number It nppcars^UicrefoTr, that there fetlU remain in the present collection srhich 'irere not 5 Cnt to thcPrjnee.or at leasl^ot us^

in Edinburgh and Aberdeen for affording me the oppor- tunity of making the existence of these papers knowm' to the public.. \ ‘ ' , Jos. Stevenson.

Appendix. . , 1567.- . ' April 22, Queen Mary to the Bishop of Mondein. . Labanoff, ii.; 20 - , . 1571. . ' to the Archbishop of Glasgow

Jan. 7, — March 4, [April] June 12, July 18, Aug. 28. Sept. If),

iii.,167 . 2a3 . 266 285 317 , 347 382


^larcb 20, to the Archbishop of Glasgow and n' the Cardinal of Lorraine - , , - ‘ - iv., 121 •

June 10, to the Archbishop of Glasgow; [June] ,, - Aug, 4, to the Archbishop of Glasgow and the Cardinal of Lorraine - - , - - [Aug.], to the Archbishop of Glasgow* Nov. 14, - Dec. 26, „ „ - - 1575. Jan. f), to the Archbishop of Glasgow and the Cardinal of Lorraine - - - r ‘ t Jan. 13], to the Archbishop of Glasgow Oct.], to Pope Gregory XIII. ^ - 1576.. . to the Archbishop of Glasgow*

Feb. 20, May!' June

May 21, \ I5 f

Jan, 20, — March 18, Nov. 5, April 10, — May 9, Sept. 16,

1577* ' . - to the Archbishop of Glasgow* if a , •a ' ' 1678 . - to the Archbishop of Glasgow if it ft • >f 1579.

173 176 197 .209 23o 243

249 257 279 285 312

345 363 397 .,22 33 52

July 4, — - to the Archbishop of Glasgow - 85 July 4, „ „ - 91 . 1580. Jan. 20, to the Archbishop of Glasgow Feb. 20, „ „ Feb. 10, Queen Mary’s Instructions - . March 18, Queen Mary to the Archbishop of Glas- gow - - - - - April 6, „ „ n - May 20, „ . „ - June 12, „ „ July 24. ' „ „ - Sept. 27, „ „ 1581. Jan, 12, Queen Mary to the Archbishop of Glas- gow March 4, „ ' „ - March 4, „ ' - May 20, „ „ May 21, „ . „ ^ Sept. 18, „ " *1582,^ April Ty Queen Mary to the Archbishop of Glas- gow - Sept. 2, Queen Maiy’s Instructions 1586. ' * May 30, Queen Mary to Father Holt - • vi., 337

112 121 127 131 139 153 163 172 172

188 205* 212 226 232 254

281 302

The Ltbrahy of the Catholic Bishop ok Edinburgh. llic Library belonging to the Catholic Sec of Edinburgh, at the present time in the custody of the Bishop, contains the following MSS., for peririission to .inspect which l am indebted to the kindness of the Most Rev, Bishop Strain.


dition; its great devotion to tbe old cbtirch, and yet its immediate adoption of the new creed when it was pre- '::^entodi with notices of the Jesuit missionaries^ who amid many difficulties came to minister to the adherents of the old faith. There arc accounts of loyal visits, ou some of which the burgesses agreed to show their jo.y by ** fasceis. ‘* playeis, historeis, autics^ and other decoration.’* That of 3dargaret Tudor, Queen of James 4, in the year 1511, forms the subject of one of the poems of 'William Dunbar, wherein he addresses the burgh as — ‘‘ Ely the Aberdcne, thou heriall of all townis,* “ The lamp of bevrtie, bountie, and blythnes.^ • The presents also bestowed by the town on sovereigns, ecclesiastics, and literaiy men (among the last of whom was Hector Boece), are recorded in great detail. The hospitality of the burgh to strangers was un- bounded. In 1601 its bounty was bestowed on ‘‘the “ Ivingis servandis presentlie in this burght, quha “ playes comedies and stage playes, be reason they “ ar rccoinmondit be his Majesties speciall letter, and “ lies played sum of thair comedies in this burght ; and “Laurence Fletcher, comediaue to his Majestio,*’ was admitted a burgess. Supposing (as has been done by Mr. Charles Klnight, in his “ Life of Shakspere,”) that this is the same Laurence Fletcher who is asso- ciated with Shakespeare in the patent granted to them and others by James 3, in 1603, there is nothing un- reasonable in believing that our great di*amatist was one of the company who “played comedies and staige “ playes'’ to the burgesses of Aberdeen two yeai*s before. In 1617 a visit to the bm-gb was expected from King James, but he did not come farther north than Ean- naird, in Angus. Several of his train, however, sup- plied his place, and for the reception of these the Eng wrote to the magistrates, exhorting them to prepare suitable lodgings, “with goodc bedding, w'cel wash- “ ino, weel smcllit napidc “ to have viveris for men “ and horse ; to have the streets kept clean, so that no “ filth nor middings bo seine upon the same;” and “ that thau’ bo no beggar is scene npoun thair strectis, “ nor a])Out the portis." Among the royal visitors thus announced was At’chi- bakl Armsti'ong, “his Majesties plcsant,’’ who was admitted a burgess, anil was presented with a “Por- “ tugall ducat.” A short time before this there was a great outburst of wilchcrafc in the district, apparently raised by a Ro^'nl Commission appointed to examine into the sub- ject ; and in one 3 'ear 27 women were burnt in Aberdeen ibr this crime, whoso trials are preserved in the archives ofthetown. The Hccords also contain numerous Statutes and ordinances for the government of the burgh, and the arrangements of its trade. Many relate to visitations of the plague, and the precautions to he adopted against them. The accounts of the Guildiy begin in 1*153, and those of the trcastirer of the burgh in 1569. The former (with some blanks in the first volume) arc contained in 10 volumes doivii to 1812. Thc^lattcr series, down to the same year, extends to 11 volumes. The proceedings of the Baillie Court from 1572 to 1691 arc comprised in nine volumes. The Begisters of the Justice Court recording the “ acts of the magistrnts of the Burgh of Aberdeue and “ J usticcs of Peace within the samen, libertic and fre- ** dome thereof, rol ailing cspcciallic to the punishing “ of unci cane person cs, drunkards, cursors, and swear- “ ers, and breakers of the Sabbath,” 1690-1714, occupy four volumes. The Guild Court Book contains proceedings of the Dean of Guild Court, Lists of Burgesses, &c., from • Miclmoliuas 1637 to 23rd Dec. ]697. Another volume is entitled Begister of Convictions for the crimes of “ forstalliug, regraiting, and slander,” from 18th October IGIS to 1st September 1688. A Begistcr of Propinquities, containing judicial pro- ceedings of the magistrates in regard to the relation- jihip of parties, from 16^17 to 1797, occupies four volumes. Thc^o briefs of propinquity were generally resorted to by natives of the to mi and county of Aberdeen, who had gone abroad and afterwards wished to establish their connexion with the stock from which they had sprung. 1 rom these it appears that many of them had settled in Poland, others in Sweden and Prussia; some were at foreign universities, or serving under the Fmperor. The Begistcr of DoorlH hegin« in 1569. and down to IchST occupies 27 volumes.

The Begister of Sasines begins in 1484, and doivn to 1852 occupies 147 volumes. On the spare leaves of. some of the earlier volumes are vfritton short poems in Scotch.* ° The Begister of Births, ^Marriages, and Burials con- tains, inter alia , — ' * * ' 1st. Marriages from Ivth Jiuie 1568 to 16th Feb. 1579-80. 2nd. Lists of Elders and Deacons of the Church as yearly chosen by the congregations, for the vears 1580, 1581-82, 1583, 1584, 1585, 1586, 1587, *1588, and 1590. 3i‘d. Baptisms of legitimate children, from 15tli Sept. 1573. to 3rd Sept. 1579. 4th. Baptisms of illegitimate children, from 1st Ocr; 1573 to 28th Feb. 1579-80. 5th. Burials from 2nd Hov. 1573 to 12th Aug. 1579. The Begister down to 1622 occupies six volumes, and altogether down to 30th Dec. 1854, 29 volumes. At that date they were transferred to the Begistrar-Gene- ral of Scotland, and are placed in the Begister House, Edinburgh, in terms of the Begistration of Births, &c. (Scotland) Act, 1854. In some of the volumes are recorded notices of pass- ing events, which have been printed for the Spalding Club under the title of “ Giironicle of Aberdeen, “ 1491-95.” Under the head of “ Miscellanea ” may be classed, “ Incarceration Book, 1626-29;” “Papers relating to “ the Behellion of 1746,” three volumes; and also the following, in an oak chest in the Armomy : — 1st. Bundle of accounts for losses sustained by the town for quartering troops during the time of the Covenant. 2nd. Lists of Temple landa in the shire, 3rd. Two bundles of papers anent the rebellions of 1715 and 1745, relating principally to the latter, and consisting mostly of judicial examinations of captive rebels, orders for forage, and 'the like. 4th. A bundle of ecclesiastical papers, consisting of prosecutions of nonjuring clergymen and Homan Catholic priests. 5th. A bundle 'of papers anent calls to ministei's, principally of the 17th ccntuiy. There is also a Bocord of the Mortifications or En- do^ymcnts under the charge of the magistrates for pur- poses of charity, learning, • the maintenance of public monuments, and bursaries in Marischal College. The Begister of the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas contains the deeds of foimdation and lists of obits dating fi*om 1340, and Statutes for the ordering of the church in 1441-1491 and 1519, sanctioned by the Bishop. The letters and missives addressed to the magistrates, with occasional drafts of their replies, are arranged in two sets of volumes. The first, extending from 1552 to 1852, occupies 25 volumes. The other and supplementary series, from 1615 to 1846, occupies six volumes. Among these arc letters from King. James 6, from George first MaVquis of Himtly, Alexander first Earl of Dunfermline, General David Leslie, General Monck, and John Earl of Middleton. Two are from Provost Alexander JafTray, who ivas one of the Parliamentary Commissioners sent to treat with Charles 2. In one of them, dated from the Hague in Maj' 1648, ho gives some account of their proceedings, and the little success which had accompanied them. JafTray was again dispatched on the same mission, and in his Diary he records the following remarkable decla- ration : — “ IFo did sinfully both entangle the nation and “ ourselves, and that poor young prince, making him “ sign and swear a covenant which wo knew he hated in “ his heart, where I must confess to my apprehension “ our sin was more than his. I liad so clear convictions “ of this, that I spoke of it to the King myself, desiring “ him not to subscribe the covenant if in his conscience “ he was not satisfied.” A letter from James, second Marquis of Montrose, thanks the magistrates for taking down the hand of his father, which, after his execution, had been placed on the Tol])ooth, and was sticking there when Uharlqs 2 visited the burgh in 1650. ^ From the Council Begisters it appears that in 1600 the hand of the Marejuis was taken down, and cairicd with groat pomp, amid a procession of the townsmen, to the Townhouse, whore it remained till the receipt of ‘ the Marquis’s letter, when it was sent to Eiliiiburgh, and interred with the other moraberH of liis body, with a splendid ceremonial, in the cathedral church of Bt. Giles. From the previous statement the general ebaractor

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ettlie of tUc Itor;*licr Al>#rJcrnn» roMfriiU w (It lla^r^ !»en teen. CoT’.»iJfT*W<> iB*c tiM t>r Tlio of U'»* Coartil UoRiftorn oftcr lG2fi ron- Unttpsto V)0 CTcst. Abonl'm, ml ttio commcnr^mpiit of tbo ttfHKj}lo of U»« rinl w#r, a itn'njjhoM of loy»J(j , «n»l unJrr (lio njicjfor of )ior onirorintioi had l*optf Vorrnctl a frb<>o} of JpanioJ^ mni known n* |J>0 ** Alx-ntpon Pwton*/’ Many noUoo* of tLrm amt of llip \Vp«tiltt\)urno^ wtto wr? Mutor of Uio tjram* n*r iifcnr, anil a fi’W of Oio ctlMj rated raintoT jameroiw, niin wm «hj of Iho dl«PTi*. A» n« ImpoftAnt ooutTO of ojWTdwnR, tlic town w»« much tnTolTiirJ in Uip mrifp, lisriuK Iwfo twice occnrinl by Afontroc «hi/r lo »orix>r llfO ninfO which on two firmer Pcc*wingy of ITti and J7 the •npftrtttoti which I hato inadr rnttio Kcportcin the JtafcfiaU In bV-nit* mt the rnhjort rf oalomLccintj itniwra and letter# of bUiontwl inicmi winch harp In^n printed frr Iho Cluht, a« the dccirion tf the ComTni»»ina nn tho porcTwl wiU anticipaie anr »uj*ec»t>on which t mlpht oIft a« to oalcn iannt; tl r bnticr* ya^t rcf<-rrtnl t«>. In the earn* llcport 1 Ivaroiitahxl that a cdetiilrror the early charter* of pnritcjjr amt i?vor|*T*ti(Jn of the Kcoof ihoracto rmtoi/m, Iho Charter# t>f ih" Bor^h i>f Al^erdeen wcohi l>« tf apreiaJ itnjiortanTW. Ajwrt Irwn tl me. it will jTotjalJe l>e he* I that the »*loctv5r« from the Ileoord* pTtnle»{ fur the HpaJdiup triuh are aufhdcrtly aocomihle to the hlitoncol itudm and «si+r*ede the ncrctniy of ratcmlanrs which otlierwifC wmid hare Jieori rjpi^ttow» pleanM from t}>e lm»illfvi of Mpera reUtirji to llie reWhotn of 1715 and 1745, ami the Imridlo of oocle- a'utelical paper*, and t «tj(rKe*V lliat they ahould raaminml. } am net imro if^rueh Beconlt a* the Chartularj of the Church of Kichofa* will h" deemed of • uff'eient peoewJ tctofrrt fi/r {he p^rpo»of cf the Cortniciiton aa to wtrrarl any rpjaimi from roe aJ»jnt the B*e in he made of jt, I liare, bowtrer, Included the volume in * lui of **T3ttar rwinl*, yet tinyrioted, in my general Ilejmrt tmlhe liulorieal MaleriiU ih HcolUnd, and in any rretil 1 think it would lie very dedrahle to hare a tranacTijn made of tho teveral #cU of coti«titutionj f »r the gwvrrjrTiCfit of thf* collegiate thtircb. Tliey d'J not run M a great lengilj, an/1 tnj’Hy UiUmntitoa tint ranly * attainable elrewhere. The archice* of the Imrph were tlieown oj>en tn the Inrpertioo of the Commhiion with tho ntmwt rtMli. ne»a and oonrtery liy the Lord PrOTiwt and Cminctl of Atierdevn. ' Ilumhly reported hy 22od XoT. IfiOJ. Jotta Srcuit.

lUrofcT ox THi ilixraatm Coiucrtost r< Tire ADTorcTct’ Ltauar, Btitxartcu. The rovTUfcrtpU in the Adrnratea* Idhrary are of a ttry ««t«o«iTO and TOi»
2 chiefly relating bt the Usiery of the Ciiurcfiof HfoUatid n - p- J73 • .1 Bcuttish Tapograpliy and Fto* tiitifs . . . p. ail , 4 M-SH. KnglMli UlKinry * . * l>.2G<5 JJ. WB’i. JVreign llidory - • • p, S(W The first ecctfon connicneeii willi two fran* scripts of tho Chrcnitlo of Jlclroee, nnd two ct%4 » of “Ibtmcfa e rariis Chniriict* Feofin* " _ Tlieii come four copies of I'ordun’a Chronicle. 'Ihe fleet (S5. 6, 7^ is a manuscript, in folio, of Ibe end of the I'lih century, anil beileced to hare l>clf Fcntlanil. IbTw’# Uo Do. Do. Calderwnod'a Do. Do Do. Karl of Uothex*^ “ True Narration of Proceedings " rtmcermtig tlie Kirk of Fcotland " Diary of Jir James Sfclvitle lYoceeding* of Chnrrli Cmirte, Jfcrwir* of Minister*, ard the like. ^ 3 Fcottlsh Topograi hy Dean Monro** IVrstcm Isles, hir James Italfonr** Note* of the Bhiro of Pife. Oeogranhieal Collections, With a particular descritv. lion of »hirc», parithc*, Ixirough*, Le. of Scotland, tnuiRcribed from variouH sources in tbo early part of last century, for the Loird of JlacfsTlane. A Toluroo of topographteal Notice* of Fccilland rollected by Sir B. FiLbsld. Sir James llalfonr't Collections on the ShirM * Dxlract* from the Itecords of Perth by tho Rev. James Boott f 4. Dogliah JIDtcuy. irigdcni Polychronfcon (3,1, 4, 12), veil, folio, 221 leaves. A good eopy in a band of tbo end of tbo IDli eentniy, witli cofoared initial letter# «nd rnhric# A goml manuscript of Henry of lIaniingdon(33,5, 2), small folio, vellum, but imperfect, m a hand of tho Ulh century, Tbo Chronicle of IValter of Tlemingford (33. 5, 3), small folio, vettum, in a hand of tbo l&lh century, Ikirt of the Chronicles of Ifenry of Ilimtiiigdon M3, t>, 4), qu/irto, vellum, of the I Ith centarj', formerly belonging to Sir James Balfour, and at an early perj^ to John, Bishop of Exeter. Q2


124 Chronological Tabic (Scale Mtindi). Chronicle of the popes and Elings of England ” (33, 3, 1), fplio, vellum, 193 leaves. It contains ‘‘Compilatio de gestis Britonura etAnglornm,'' the Chronicle being brought down to the reign of Henry G. From some obits entered in it, it w'oiild appear that the volumb be- longed to a family of Sh 3 Tebrokcs, and it beai'S on the first leaf the mark of Ralph Thoreshy, of Leeds. The Jewel Book of Qneen Anne, wife of James 6, (31, 1, 10), a very curious inventor^', folio. A ranegjTic (33, 2, 21) in honour of, and addressed to, King Henry 8, by^ Gualterus Ogilvy, folio, 20 leaves. A manuscript in a contemporary hand, for- merly in the possession of Sir James Balfour. _ A volume of original letters (33, 2, 14). This volume consists of 32 original letters uTitten by Bichard Scu- damore, in London, to his master Sir Philip Hohj^e, flight, while Ambassador from England to the Em- peror in the reign of King Edward 6. Thej’' jme un- dated, but from a reference in one. of them (No. 29), they seem to have been written about five years after the 37tb of ICing Henry 8, or about 1550. After details of private business, these letters generally conclude with “Ncw 3 ^s ’ or “Occurents’* of the dny, and contain some curious particulars. Another similar volume (33, 2, 15) contains 42 origi- nal pieces of Correspondence of Sir Edward Hohye, Knight (1602-39), almost entirely conccruing his mo- nopoly of dealing in wool in certain counties of England. A folio volume (33, 4, 11) in the Celtic language and character. At the cud is a date, 1695. [This seems to be a copy' of Jeoffre^^ Keatings’ General History of Ireland. J Joinville’s Life of St. Louis (15, 1, 16), folio, vellum ; a fair manuscript of the 15th century, with^illuminatod initials and coloured rubrics. “Les Annnles d’Anglcterro ” (15, 1, 8),, fol. pp. 984, A Chronicle of England, in French, from Brutus to the reign of Elizabeth, anno 1565, soon after which date it um 3 ' have been written. “ The Castillian project against England, with ad- “ vertisements for preventing thereof, with a view of Great Britain and Spain, with directions for a Coun- “ cil of War for raising of 25,000 foot and 5,000 horse ” (33, 3, 3), folio; addressed appai'cntly to Charles 1, Upon the boards are the llo 3 'al Arms of Great Britain. This and the next volume (33, 3, 4) were in the Col- lection of Sir James Balfour. The last, by a French scribe, contains treaties between France and other countries, and instructions to Ambassadors of Franco, from the reign of Charles Q down to 1615, about which time the volume seems to have been written. A fpiarto volume in German, of 382 leaves, consists of— (1.) The diary of a person who accompanied an cm- hnss)' from the Crown Prince of Saxony' from Weimar, by Jena, Eisenbevg, Ac., to Dresden and back. (2.) Diuiy of a journey’ to AUenburg, to the baptism of a rhiUl of the Crown Prince of Saxony. (3.) A residence at (he Court cf Vienna, where (licrc occur descriptions of Government, the arrivals, receptions, and avulicnccs of various Ambassadors and distinguished jicrsons^nccounts of the Imjicrial arm}', Ac., with all the transactions of the Court fiom 1659lo 16G0. The wliolc diari' extends from jMnrch 1654 to Ai>ril 1661.

Scottish Stati: PArKiis. Tim Baloarres Papers in nine folio volumes. This important Collection of original State Papcr.s and letters was prc?cntcd to the Library by Colin, Earl of Bftlearres. in 1712. Tlie first and largest, ns well ns by far the most valuable part of the Collection has been fonued by John Lindcsiw. of Menmuir, Secretary’ of Stuto under James 6, ^faster of the Metals and ^Huernls, 1592 [of whom see Lord Lindray’s Lives of ll.f* Lindsays, vol. ii. p. ?>'M, rf ecq.] The fir‘t volume of the B.nlcarros Pajicr? contains: — (1.) Articles relating to tho. marriage of James 5 with Mniy of (?ni:c. (2.1 Four letter? of Jainc- 5 to hi.*** Queen, without date^f, (3.1 ’rue Ki?u,: 'KnglandV charce to the Scotch Lord-*, I5gh n.) i‘<^uvlec?‘ of Queen Mary to her mother, v«*nU‘*u l^r.anec* A ot Qaci'U Mary to Thro<*kmorton, from L-»;vhhn*ea.

(6.) Tliirty-five letters of Henry, Dauphin and King of France (Hen. 2), to Maiy of Guise, 15*15-1554. , • • (7.) Fourteen letters from persons of the Royal family' of France and the House of Savoy’ to Mary' of Guise, Queen Dowager of Scotland. With a few others of that period. The second volume contains : — (1.) Forty-three letters of Anthoinetto* de Bourbon, Duchess of. Guise, to her daughter, Mary' of Guise, Queen of Scots ; the first two during her marriage 3 vith the Duke of Longueville. ' ' (2, ) Twenty-seven letters of Francois ^’Orleans, Duke de Longueville, to liis mother, Mary r f Guise, in liis own hand. ^ (3.) Five letters from him to Queen Maiy, his half- sister. (4.) Three letters of Leonor d’Orlcans,- afterwards Duke dc Longueville, to the Queen Dowager. (5.) The latter half of the volume consists chiefly' of letters of the Princes and Ladies of the House of Lor- raine to the Queen Dowager of Scotland, many’ of them altogether autograph, or having notes added in tho writer’s own hand. The third volume contains : — (i.) Four letters of Diane dc Poictiers, Duchesso do Yalentinois. (2.) Four of the Cardinal dc Ohastillon. (3.) Four of Madame do Parroy’s. (4.) Thirty^-six of the Constable do Montmorcnci. (5.) Fourteen of Be Lorges. (6.) Four of Bochetel. . (7.) Seven of Doy’sel. (8.) Eighteen of Do laiihcspiue. * (9.) Eight of Pinguillon. (10.) Nineteen of De la Brousse. (11.) Fourteen of Do Breze. . • (12.) Tw’O of M. dc la Touche. (13.) One of Jacques Bertrand. (14.) One of tho President Bertrand. (15.) Two of Asticr. * (1C.) One of Casanat. (17.) TSvoofUbaldini. (18.) One of the Bishop of Cenada, Papal Ambas- sador in France, (19.) Two of Antonio Condulmarii da Racanati. All to tho Queen Dow’agcr or to Mary Queen of Scots. The fourth voluino contains : — (1.) A considerablo number of letters to tho Qneen Dowager {!Mai‘y of Guise) fi*om persons of an historical interest, in French. , (2.) A few’ letters, in French and Scotch, forming part of the Correspondence of David Panter, Bishop of Ross, w’hilc cmploy’cd on tho affairs of the Queen, in France. Tlic fifth volume contains a very valuable collection of accounts, discharges, obligations, and other vouchors regarding the expenses (chiefly domestic) of the Queen Dow’ngcr, in Scotland, Franco, and England, The sixth volume contains letters bctw’ocn James 6 and various persons abroad and in Scotland, from about 15B0 till his going to England, and inimcrous letters and instructions of State, and drafts of such, during that period, and dowTi to 1638. A very’ im- portant collection, both as regards tho internal history’ of Scotland, and its foreign relations. The seventh volume consists of a collection of docu- ments relating to the foundation, visitations, Htntutc.s, ywoperty, and privileges of tho Colleges and Univorsity of St. Andrew’s, mostly about the cml of tho 16t!i century'. The eighth volume con.'sisfs cliicfly of letters and .other documents relating to tho affairs of the Church in Scotland, coming dowm to the period of the General A. ‘^somldy at Glasgow’, 16*38. Tho ninth volume contains: — (1.) Documents relating to the IMines and ^fetals of Scotland, and schemes for their w'orUing. (2.) LetterB and documents relating to public affairs, chiefly such as Lord Balcnrrcs Jjad some • concern in during the reign of Charles 1, llic Usurpa- tion, and the reign of Charles 1. ‘SStaite Busines*?.” 13 volumes folio. * Under this title is comprehended Sir , Fames Balfour’s collection of originals and cojnes of Roral (v’orrespond- ence, erpceially' Jotters to and from tfie Council, nod St.ato Paficrs regarding Scotland, during the relgm; of Jatucs 6 and Charles 1. or the first nine volume^, .aji.irticul.ar tabic of conf^mto was prepared by the Into l»lr. Donald Gregory, atui ia Copied infn the Catalogue. ^ ^ . - **Nogotintionj*. with England” and ” Kiigli'di ** 4 volumes, folio. (33, 4, 7.)

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An {nit>ortint scrici* of roJl«-lr«J hf Pir J«in(*4 IJrtlfViir «— . . . . » VpI. 1. pijnlain»»U j'iw*. front If.? I totJie dcniU or Qnfrit Voi. li. cowlouit front K>0S In If-I. Yri. ni. contoiox Jo fopor*. Vt>i IV. rotiiaiii* RI ivij^r*, »ctctsI of It.ctn priofotl, Ulwcrn ICiUna | C «t *• C«N>io." Xcttlirt<>rU>rfn*utto!tof iUlfuOTVaopcnltc* rorrocUy tSio rOntont* cf ih" tvat.mf, nhicft commroct'^ wtlUa wlitvtioti of tmjwrtBot iKUr* Bra p.-ii'KiT* odh* w(tl» tlio I-rtnl P^nipiirB ttitiiiou lo Pjxttu In K'.ip. #nil ronlftJnt bI»o rnpom TtUtinu: W ifto r*pi?. tiitton of I’ritiro fliorlm U» bp!»(n, BhJ *1 (bo rwl^ *onio *Wn«)rntii TOUBnltnir tUo Utint* of ft PivtnUii »l»itv Pt- Arobropo, at iitiHi. IP-'J. (T I. J , JO J Ol\ior*,aro onttlJoil ” No^otutirm* nhb IWmatl ftml Xofiray, OORtwnl. Jftc.O ot faroty," (Ptr J. HaJfoMr ) ^ ** Nr^otiatlim* vritlt tlio KtOf;rti rf roltao^l, Sifoilrn. *' at lyWw»jo« ftitb t!itcr» Oonnaii pTinrOt, anti Inu *’ IwtiaJl to'ino* »ri*l CUtict, tt;;'nat)t. i*eo(«o tf ot CuTolor 1. 12.) 'nXo,TOtiatirrtii tiitli Jtvcr* Vrincoi cf luJio, rr^. J*ro‘M> 6 rt t‘»r«Jo ** rtJ. ) . W.) *• PiMjtt Hoard*.’* fM, ), |5 )

Tlio .ir«t etA»ii roioml l« “MSS. r'lia cpcr* thwlojfic* j ft tnanoafrirl flaitdr crnttoo on japor, fjlto It i+tnoa nwttb ft full tVde ijf ooTiloni*. ftP.cr »lof)> tto flrd '* IJoo “ tJjvat cot'iptUton ctt Jitty Iioivt* Duthitit Jlicati ri ’• inttrucl'uTu* jllotir.puml iinncipit Jacolil •* Fcotmtw »c;rl*. «l »ul }'ioj«u\t.” •TVic trcrlL la tn Pcolcl* ai*l moclntUt. " WrUm and •‘ roflipltUt In JUltitVurjrlt W t'lt botnyj otator Jobno of lrlann Varya tbr jcr of tho ’ ** IncmrtJftrionn, » thootaivl foar ItitrulrMth atrl oyoty •' yen*.” lo the Dttijdlo porar ibo OK*oan to tbo lUcttod Y ir;;ia cf fjlumccr, an«l taro l4attn porwt of l).e ftotlior on tlio t.'i:lcclc»ia*tieaU and IVliticall, •' known to or belonging to Um Uoplcs, In the banil.wrtting nf iba IaimI of Maefar- latic'a ftmanoend*, of Ictlcra of Kings. Queen Uary. llegcnls, and oilier pei-tftra of distinction, and oUicr documents in faronr^of or adilres*c4 to tl.n family of Mum of Rowallan, during the reigns of lames i, lames &, Mary, ami lame* 0, cimtaining tn teirticular many im> ]ers and eorrerpomlence of lame* .IndcTson, the compiler of Dinlomata Pcotljc, (22. 1. 2; 22. 3, TOj 29, 3. 5 j 29. 3. 4.] IJooita on ifedicme and Alchemy. One is " Hippo- " cratis apborfsmi llilicrtice,” la a hand of the lotU centoiy. (IS. 2, 11.) Hooka of da»*iea. , Jfolea on Liccttirca at Loiiratn and other idacca. Oncatal MSS.

MIsceDanwii*,— Among nwhich is ** Dagiocainento di “ VftrJoS, Itnpcralore termto ft) Ho I’liiltnpo aiio ligli, ** tolo," nod written and presented lo Ktn^ lames 6 by OiAComo C'aslclrctri. who 5» the dedication apeaka or his atlichmerit lo .*iirl'hdipflidney, and of Qacen Mual/eilda high \a)«0 for Dir llalun laiigoagc 1‘oho, oil [lapor. lYriltcn at KiJinhargh, ISPJ} presejited lo the Lilirary by Sir 11. Fildjnld.

XomiiBBji MSy. Icelandic end other cwlke* of I«w*, lagn*, Ac. Tho detAilei] (,'«(4legue of theco was prepared by Mr. Thor- lief (}. Iletip, A native of feriaed. ami fur totac ttn« ftssistant lihrafian In the Adrorafes* Lihrarj'. CJjurtiilaric* and rerordi of Scotliah rehgioiia h/>n»t of tliese bare been printerl by the clobs, ITse fidlowing Tolnmo, with the eareption of ft slight esJrsct, it yet wnjirJnled. It ir enljtlnl **Coinpof» l.}dsro}iatii*Daf)lieldensia,1500-J7." I'olio, paper. 21S Irttres. It is Mid to t>o an inlerejiting record of tb" hriu»ehwld and ofilei*) aceOonti of ihollishopof Iluokrld fur tlie prrioi), piriftgft verr mimito riew of the atyjo cf life ami enannf M of ihc Coiirch diRnilarie* before iho lie firm at tun. fienrral llftUon’a Collettions. t'eple* of rerords and corre* pol’d cncc regarding j)ie history and antmoilies of iho religions bouses of FeotUnd. ’

One Tolnmo of the Catalogue is devoted to Imw msnu scripts. ,^nrsbcr » Riled with works of Ocne*logy ned IJcraUiry. 31. 3. 11, is styled fiir Ijcalovick Stewart of Kirkhill, Adrocftle. bi* collectmhs, with acrcral raloable ad- ditions of Dulls, Charters, Ac,, after p. 351. All pre- ceding tliat j»*ge licing Sir IjcwU’s collections, and the tctioutof tbp valuable collection* of Mr. Iltchard llay, Chan noil- regular of the Ab)>ey of Bt.Oenevicre’i, Vans, ftnd Vrior of St. Viermont, n most worthy gentleman of Scot* extract, well known ly hi* admirable collections, pp, 43) Collection* alwut families of Bcotland from their own Cliartcr* by Fir Ucorge Mackemle (31,3, 19), and by Sir VatMck I.yon of Carre (31, 3. 1 1,) ifcraldtc MSS. of Sir ItSTid tiyndesay of the Mount, lie Uird byon. l21, 3, 20 , 31, 4, 3 j 31, &, 2 J

Orliflnftl CfiArler* —This volume of tbo Catalogue eontftin* a detailed description of originst Cbartera and docitmenis collcctetl by Sir James Itnlfour and pasted into ft volume. (IS, 1, IF ) V'oodmw'ft Collection*.— Tl e collection* cf tho Hot. K. 5Vrwdrow' relating to the Church nnd Slftto of Scot- land are of the most tniicellnneoiis eliaracter, and. a* I hate said, there (* a aepjmte {nvcntnry to them. There have t»e«h veecntly «ilde*I to tho lAbrary Ibo JtSS. collections of the lato Mr. John niddel. Advocate, and Mr Jame* Dernlitoun’cf Pennistoon. Tlio fi/rmcr sre pr(nenwlly illustrative crpidni* of penealofy of Scotch fimllies Hid of r^ucstloii* of Consistorial l^ar, fttwl tho latter are mainly materiafs itluntraiing tins history of the county of Dumbarton. Tlio manuscript* (n the Advocate*' Dibrary havo always been made availalilo to liternry research, and many of the State paper* And letter* ([crperially tboso connected with Scottisli history) hftvo been printed. If they had not teen alrcxdy ao largely uiwl in printed works, 1 would have ventured to auggest to the ConimissiOD, ft* A work of great piitiHc utility, (he cfttendariog of ail this ela-s* of ktray nnconnectcil mpers, of which the student cannot ftxcertftin the l»e*rintt except by rending tho whotc. In tlio tncantime tho present Deport may fcrvo to indicate tho general charocter of this great collection, and (gland.

Humbly reported by ^ Sitjast. II.M. Gcnctftl Tlegister Ttouso, Edinlnirgh, 29th July 1869.

I only lenmoil after my Ileporb was comnlcted'^that tho OuoUe MSS. collected by the IltghUnci Societr in tlio courso of their iucjuiry into tho Authenticity of Ossmn’a I'ocnis, and described in their Keporl thewon



m-e together with a few other Gaelic MSS. now deposited iji the Advocates’ Library. j i -,r -m- -n A Catalogue of these has been prepared by Mr. W . Skene, from which it appears that the MSS. consist mainly of Genealogies, Poems, and Tales, with Medical and Astrological treatises, .

•Tnnx Stttatit.

KErOHT THE KeCORDS OP THE ClTY OF EdINBHBGII. I have examined tlie Eecords of tlie Corporation of Edinlonrgli, and in doing so liavc received every facility from Mr, J. D. Manvick, tke City Clerk. jifost of our great towns 'sprang out of villages, in tke neighbourhood either of a Eeligious House or a place of Strength. Edinburgh was at first a hamlet of Angles, placed on the sloping ridge of rock, upon the summit of which King Edwin pitched his. “ brugh."' It formed ppt of the Northumbrian Kingdom for four centuries after its foundatiou, and its church (dedicated to St. Cnthhert) was subject to tbe Bisbop of Lindisfarne. In the early part of the 11th century, Lothian with its Castlo was" added to the Kingdom of the Scots, and about a century later, when King David 1 granted a Charter founding the Abbey of the Holy Eood, ho refers to his Burgh of Edinburgh, and to his garden, close to the Castle, Edinburgh derived some importance from another cir- cumstance in its early history, viz., from its having been constituted one of the “four burghs (a sort of burghal Parliament or Court), which for some centuries had considerable influence in the adjustment of commercial relations and questions ; and various rights, honours, and immunities were conferred on it by Charters from King Eobertl, James 2, James 3, and James 4, the originals of which, as. well as that of Bang David 1 to the Abbey of the Holy Eood, are in the Archives of the City. The other Eecords now remaining in these are scarcely of such value or general interest as might have been anticipated, from the early importance of the place, and its having been the theatre of many stirring events for several centuries. I learn from Mr. Marwick that he has already trans- mitted, for the information of the Commission, a printed copy of an Inventory of the Eecords of the City of Edinburgh. Eeferring to this document, I may state that the Council Eecords which form its first branch contain the proceedings of the Town Council. Amid much that is merely formal, there are occasional entries of con- siderable historical interest, arising from the events and the actors to which they refer. There are many details here, and in the Eegistcr of Accounts, of the receptions and intercourse of the Sove- reigns, Nobles, Ambassadors, and Men of Learning, selections from "which arc in the course of being printed by Mr. Marwick, for the Burgh Eecord Society. The Eegister of Burgesses' and Guild Brethren, under the second head of the Inventory, is of course mainly occupied with the names of the ordinary Burgesses of the City; but occasionally persons of this and other countries, of distinction and importance, were admitted as Honorary Burgesses, whose names are preserved in this Eecord", and it is frequently referred to in genealo- gical inquiries, both Scotch and English. Besides these Eecords there are eight quarto volumes containing letters of the 17th and 18th centuries, which form a very miscellaneous and unconnected scries.

They were selected from masses of. papers -which had accumulated in the City offices, but many of them have - no . connexion with Edinburgh, being tbe correspondence of North Countiy families, such as Menzies of Kin- mundy, in Aberdeenshire, and Gordon of Park, iii Banfishire. ' » ' . The letters in general are merely foimab -without any historical or general interest, ' Those in the seventh volume are mostly written by. Lord Hyndford and bis Lady, and relate to the South Sea Scheme. . - • It does not appear to me that any step on the part of the Commission is required with regard to the Eecords now reported upon, . ' Humbly reported by JoH^" Stuart. H.M. General Eegister House, . ' : • Edinburgh, 31st July 1869.

Eepoet ox the Eecords or the CoRroRATiox or Glasgow. 27/7t JnZ?/ 1869. . ' ; ' I this day inspected these Eecords, having met witli Mr. Angus Turner, one of the City Clerks ; Mx. An- drew Cunningham, .the Eegistrnr of Burgh Sasines; and Mr. AYm. lY. lYatson, the^City Chamberlain. These gentlemen reported that, apart from the Ee- cords, there are no documents in the Collections of the Burgh of a historical character, such as letters or papers illustrating the condition of society or the progres.s of commerce. . ; Glasgow was not erected into a Eoynl Burgh until the time of Charles 1, and it is thus without any of those early Eoyal Charters of Privilege and incorpora- tion, which occur in the collections of many Scotch burghs of comparatively secondary importance, but of greater antiquity. Its history, therefore, being ratlior ouo of recent development than of a historical existence, the town is destitute of those masses of correspondence and miscel- laneous papers of general interest which arc found in many of the burghs to which I have referred. Of the Eecords of Glasgow the volumes containing tbe Minutes of tlie To-\vn Council begin in 1673, but arc not quite continuous from that time. A volume of selections from them, embracing the period from 1573 to 1581, was printed for the Maitland * Club in 1832, and another volume of Extracts was printed for private circulation in 1868, under the superintendence of !Mi\ Watson, the City Chamberlain. The other Eecords of any age comprise the Chartn- lary (in duplicate) of the Collegiate Church of St. Anne, founded in the year. 1528, on the south side of the Trongato ; a volume of vellum of 53 folios, which was printed for the IMaitland Club in 1846 ; and A series of Eecords of Sasines and Notarial Writs of a miscellaneous character, beginning in 1555, relating generally to the business of tlio citizens, and useful for incidental illustrations of genealogy. There is also a volume entitled “Invcntoric of the “ Wry tea • and Evidents concerning the Brugh of “ Glasgow, Anno 1696,’’ and another, which contains copies, made in 1790, from the Public Eecords in Edin- burgh, of Charters by tbe Crown, and Acts of the' Scotch Parliament in favour of the City of Glasgow. Humbly reported by John Stuart. H.M. General Eegister House, Edinburgh, Slst July 1869.


Report prom J. T. Gilbert on the Manuscripts IN THE Possession of the Eight Hon. the Earl of Charlf.mont. My Lords and Gentlemen, Tnr. Manuscripts of the Earl of Charlemont, inspected by ' me, consist of one folio and 14 quarto volumes of correspondence. Ihc folio contains an auiohiograpliical account of the political life of James, first Earl of Charlemont, a noble- man distinguished by liis attachment to literature and art, as well as hv the part which lie took in the public affairs of Ireland (luring the latter half of the 18th century.

Till 3 memoir is wTitten entirely in his own hand, jfbr his sons Francis, James, and Henry, to whom it is addressed in a brief preface, containing the ensuing passages : — “The lolloning sheets were written solely for your information and instruction. A part of them contains an authentick tho’ imperfect account of the most important transactions that ever happened in Ireland, or, perhaps, respecting its omi internal interests in any 'other country,’ but they also contain, what will to you be* still more inte- resting, and it may be more instructive, an acaimte, true, and impartial account of your father’s priiiciplcs. and conduct, and, ns it were, the political history of his heart . . .

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JlIISXOillCAL ^^rANUSCldJ’tS 0O.AI>lt?^SjpN.:---APi»KXj:>lK.

-April 1687 to 1691, detailing circumstances connected 'with the "wars of James and ITilliam in Ireland, the ‘’siege of Birr Castle hy Jacobites in 1688, and of .that 'Castle^nd town in' 1690. . . 0. Letters on public affairs, from. 1767 to 1806, written by the Duke of Leinster, Laugrishe, Daly, Bishop of Chester, E. Vovyy and J. Eoster, Speakers of the House of Commons of Ireland, and other eminent political personages ; with a large amount of matter respecting the authorship of Junius, Several of the political letters are addressed to Henry Flood, many of whose papers are in the collection, including* the following ; — An answer to (Dr. Samuel Johnson’s) “Taxation no “ Tyranny,” by Mr. Henry Flood. “ M^r. Flood’s account of the first session of Mr. Pitt’s “ administration.’^ “Mir. Flood’s speech on the perpetual Mutiny Bill.” “Mr. Flood’s speeches on the Declaration of Right; on the Address, and on Poynings’ law, 11th December 1781.”- The collection also includes the MSS. ot “ Obser^ “ rations on the bequest of Henry Flood to Trinity College, Dublin, with a defence of the ancient history “ of Ireland;” as well as original di’afts and notes of speeches in the Parliament of Ireland by the erudite and patriotic Sir Laurence Parsons, grandfather of the present possessor of these documents. I have the honor to be, My Lords and Gentlemen, Tour obedient servant, J. T. Gilbebt. Dublin, 22nd Hovember 1869.

Documents in the Possession of Loud Taebot de Maeahide and of j. ' W * Bayly, Esq., op Finglas, Dublin, My Lobds and Gentlemen, The dopuments in the possession of Lord Talbot de Malahide inspected by mo are as follows : — 1. Original Grant under the Great Seal of England to Thomas Talbot, of the manor or lordship of Mullag- “ hyde,” in the county of Dublin, with the port, customs, appointments of officers, admiral and other roj^alties, dated at Westminster on the 8th March in the fifteenth year of Edward 4* (a.d. 1474-5). 2. Instructions from James 2, “ for our right trusty “ and right well beloved Councillor, Richard Earl of “ Tirconnel, appointed by us to be our deputy in our “ kingdom of Ireland. Given at our Court at White- “ ball, the 10th day of January 1686-7, in the second “ year of our reign,” with autographs of James 2 and Simderland. 3. A Latin poem on the affairs of Ireland during the reign of James 2. This work is anOnymous, but bears evidence of being the production of a .contemporary author familiar with the transactions of his time as well as with early Irish history.' At the commencement the author, refers to himself as incarcerated on the hanks of theLiffey; and he would appear from ‘his allusions to have held some high legal official position in Ireland ‘ \inder James 2. , 'The first part is occupied with a. description of the state of. ’public affairs at thb accession of James 2, after which the author recounts the chief ti’ansactions in Ireland from the commencement of the Williamito wars, concluding with the second siege of Limerick, and the subsequent embarkation of the Irish' soldiery for Franco. The entire occupies 229 pages of very small quarto, written in an excellent hand. The poem is valuable as a Jacobite, account of the affairs of Ireland during the time. of the Revolution, in which a prominent part was daken by its present possessor’s ancestor, Richard Talbot, ;Duko of.Tyrcoimel, Viceroy of Ireland nnder James 2. ’ 4. Royal Pardon to Richard Wogan for having levied war on behalf of the “ pretended Prince of Wales,” in the paidsh of Hexham on .the 19th of October in. the second year. of George 1 ; ,dated at Westminster, 31st day of May in the first year of George 2. . The documents submitted hy J,,W. Bajdy, Esq., of Finglas, were as follows : — . . ' , 1. Letter, dated Paris, Match 10th, 1654, without address or superscription; commencing, “My Lord,” and referriiig to the prospects of restoration, adding,

I would bp glad to find you a princeplo instrument “ towards my recovery'.” 'Concluding, “ Your constant “ affeebionato frind, Charles R.” • Breadth six and a half inches, length nine inches. Marked on back (5), and with royal seal in red wax. >2. Letter, dated “ Collcn, Juno 4, 1655,” addressed For Mr, Rumhall,” and signed “ vour . affectionate “ frindc, Charles R*” ; . " ' In this letter the writer refers to a contribution “ from his friends towards his supply,” and states that ho would receive such monies as they from time to time will be ready to “ deliver to you for my use, and that “ you keep the same in your hands till you shall receive “ particular orders for .the issuing of it.” ^ . 3. A small quarto volume of 92 pages, in a good hand, bound in vellum, with the following/ title : — “ A^short “ Journall of severall. actions performed in the King- •“ dome of Scotland after his Ma^‘” first arrival there “ out of Holland, the.2P^‘ of June 1650 (St" v^0» nntill “ the end of October following, observed by S’" Edward “ Walker Knight, Garter Principall King of-Armes, “ who (being formerly banished thence) returned about that time into Holland.” - Before the title is a .sketch of the arras of Walker, and underneath “ Loyatite mon Honneur. E. W. Gk” Pages 90-92 are occupied with “ The Declaration and “ engagement of the Marques of Huntley, the Earl of “ Atholl, General Middleton, and man 3 ^ of the Mobility “ of Scotland that have lately taken up'arihes for the “ defence of his Ma'^®* person and authority.” The last page is signed “ Edw^. Walker, Garter. “ Hague, the first of December 1650.” The matter in this volume appears to be the same "with that printed from page 157 to 205 of “ Historical “ Discourses upon several occasions by Sir Edward “ Walker, Eaiight,” folio, London, 1705. Mr. 'Ba 3 dy states that these documents have been long in the possession of his family, and that, in addition to the two above noticed letters, be had formerly three others, which have been lost or mislaid. I have the honor to he, . . v My Lords and Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, J, T. Gilbebt. Dublin, 20th Kovemher 1869.

Recobds op the Cobfobation of Cobk,' and the Col- lections OF Thomas Hewitt, Esq., and Richabd Caulfield, LL.D., Cobk. My Lobds and Gentlemen, The original documents in possession of the Cor- poration of Cork consist of the following 1. Inspeximtis, dated at Banbury, 6th of April, of seventh year of Charles 1, of charter of 18th of Eliza- beth. 2. Charter from James 1 to Cork, dated Westminster, lObh March, in the sixth year of his reign. 3. Charter from Oliver ‘Cromwell, dated Dublin, 27th day of April 1656. 4. Charter of George 2, dated 2nd Januar 3 '', in the ninth year of his reign. The earliest Council* book of the city extends from July 1609 to 21st August 1643, after which there is a chasm of 37 years to 1690. The records of the Municipal proceedings from 1609 to August 1643 occupy from page 1 to page 365. The next journal entries are of the proceedings of an assembly of Common. Council held on the 1st day of October 1690,' containing an order that the 29fch September should be thenceforth kept as an annual holida 3 ’', “ being the day on' which the army of their Majcstie.s “ King William and Queen Mary entered the city of “ Cork.”^ ’ ; The minutes of the . Council, to 1841, exclusive of those now missing (from T643 to 1690), extend to 15 volumes. • . . , • The books of the Cork city “ Court of Doyer Hundred” form 13 volumes, extending from 1657 to 1841. <• The books of registiy of freemen from 1656 to ‘ 1843 are as follow : — , , * / " 1. From 1656 to 1741. ' . 2. From 1741 to 17521 3. From 1762 to 1813;“ ‘ n ^ ‘ 4. Fi’om 1813 to 18^3. The “Panels of Freemen at largo of . the- city of “ Cork” extend from 20th of October 1729 to the present time.



*n>» cf fnrtimfnl of »— 1. jratoKtp'V^ X W tolfcil. Th# fnfr« *tt>l l,'cnjm^rl l\™"hforJ, Kt*| , Ixtnl •• CW«f rkrwi rf Htr C^>nrt cf !:»«f.cfin Jo«Wt of ifcr •* Court of Qocoj/* IxwtU Jortkc* of ** A**i*«ln it.o wotinon of »U«»i 'Ormod ** * Jury Itooia, llthK<’p«m!><‘riril,'nnui}f «f efc« rooolf of Cork.” *n!r«« jTtorJ# nro cwrfaU/ k rpi »l ihn Cork Town • 17»J3 ia l)*# rorlculr of Jbo Town Clrrk, Alciwwtr >l*H’*rtV* !'»’}« jon. Tbo WTiti*# of tlie Totumo of Coowtl iatn«tr« from JC09 W lew U irtrry oJncotT, nn'l St wouW U dMiMJile W h»»t» % ecyy twlo in inwlrTn tundly an *«ur*t<* Joriphmr rontrrwat witli tlm tarioo* loril ia»Um and ia whUb It a*io«ndi.

ThocnlJocUtJftof Tfc6n;»€ Ilrwilt. INn.. Cork, irrlenli'n a folw Tolam/*, huTneriy tn iho J^atbwrll roiJfrlion, Ictf^^rod “CorV Bhricral*/ I’aprrt,'* Jf^A Thir »olar>« contain* oriRlnal jwprr* anil »trt-ral fopift* cf ilr>raij>«jt» and prrTfrpowilwo fiotn K-i'i to J?5I, conofraiojj tb*' aff»ln« of (’ork ilnritig that )lr> Hewitt alto poatirtae* aeeeral UftS, ta the lri«h )ai:t;o»);e, taotUy mwlem trantcripU. Thetlomnerteln tho prtiF«e**!<*f Ilichanl CaalMJ, r»q.. Cork, am ehiffly of a Joral fhwacJrr, rofeemiaif >J « roonJy and f>ty of Cork, In-'lndinff arreral on parrhmeBt, tJf Kbtalitth. YirttaU'm of dame, IdJI, and of Cork aiel Cloyfte, Kil-«2i*i*mr»of fttinRi at*! tinK?See» (nCutk. t€7A Catafoirae of tfo b^iratTOf JVfer /fnnrne, of Cork and Hot*. HH. of Captain Jlrdiefl Tarkcr'a Memoir* of Military trantarlion* in Ireland and klandrr* ilnrinf; tha rnfsn* of tViJltam and ilaiy.ddTerin;} »omr"bat from the ropy paUithi:^! In the latt rmlnrr. Dr. CanlJlrld liaa jinbU*iio
^ I J.»vo tJin bofwr tn l>e, My fvonla and fimtlmen, Vonr oliedimt lernmt, d. T. Otunr. Dnhlin, SiOth KommW DfO,

AacBiTit Of rnt Mcatctrat Coaroaatto^ or ttit CiTi or Dcaua. Mr f/not Axh CtaTUvrx. Tuk ArthiTra of the Ifnnicipal Corporation of the City of IroUm tnar ire aummartlr deacrtlrnl as foiiawtt ^ ^ 1, Oricina) Ttoyal Charter* and frranl* tn the City of Dnhbn, comojcudn/f with that from Henry S, 2. Uolla of rarioiu clartci, ertembn); lock ia the J2tb eentnrjr. 3, The ** Chain Book." and the ao-«lled ** Domradsy ** Book ijf DoWm,*' rellam mannacripu, commenced to- wards the early port of the Itth centnry. 4. Document I of the Sfonaatcry An'IIaliowa and of tiio Dahlin Ahtrey of 6t. Mary and the ticitld of ^c. Gcorpje. 6. Hooka and Riimemui document* on rcllem and paper connected w5tl» the traiwacllona of the otlzcni of Dohlio, from the 12iU centniy. There archirei, the mo*t etlensirc and raluaUe aerie* of their c\mb in Ireland, were ciamined in 18C7 br Rir T, DuiTu* Hardy; and Uiey bare aince l>cen eUixtfled and amngea fay me in the Corporation Knniment-room. 2i8G3.

On the recommcftdatJmt cf ttnri Komiyy, the ta(o Oormpfoent authcrizotl the piiMlcatiofi of a aolection, from them, and a rolaiRCi onder wy editorehjp, em* hmeifig the jierioil from 1172 1/> 13JU. !« row paeame throwgh the (>«*« f>/r the »erie» of “CfrW'ftWc* and •* SfemoriaJ* of lirral Britain and Ireland.** 1 am nrt aware that any arrangement* lisro yet bten ifl»de fay the Corporation of Dnhlin for tbo prtv. dnetion of a CaUlogno or calendar of their ancient muniment* or fur the tranicriptiun of Rncb of them as are in a fading or decaying condition. I hare the honor to W, My l>onlj and UcntJcmcij, Ydur obedient icnrant, J. T. (ittnCRT. Dnhlin. S3tu\ Noretnlief 1W>.

ItiHiar TO THE ntnoaitit MP.S. CowaiMtow oa yiit Brroat's or the Ooaroaino* or Kauxnr.

Mr T»u.* arn flxyruuia, Tw* original Jlecord* belonging to the Corpora. lion of Kilkenny, ami now in the cotWr of their Town fJetk, Vatnek WaSter*, Kifj , coniUi of lUyal Cliartcrt; l>ooV* and documcrit*, cm vellum and paper. The ftrrt elaia ineludr* the bdlowing 1— Drant, dated at Kilkenny. IPtb Cehroaiy, 47th Thiward 3 (137A3S, atleated by Kobert da AMbeton, JniUciary, rjerripUnp the Imrgeane* of Ktlketiny from Plea* onirida the «»][n of their Town, Murage Grant, d»ted at Hwwr'I*. Tth of Jannary. Ttfa of Kerry 4 (f4AV
rzero|tltfc>oiii'» teal and counter-leal attached. Grant rromOi\l>ert do Clare, Earl of Gloucester, (o friari preachers in Kilkenny ofannnal rentt exemption from toll for grinding thefr comut his mill, and also pririlege to grind their com there before all others, czeept Uittt of tho Karl or that which might be at the moment on the inilistone. 'Phi* deed, dated 1 *t of May, “ in the year of Once ** 1J174, tRca*urr» only six ioehc* fay three, and a awall seal in blflck was with tho anno of Do Clare is still pendant from It. Two deed* from HUphen do Axburge, in tho Umo of Walter Marichal, Lord of licinstce, a.p. 1241-1245, and while David Bagiet Was Beneecbel of Leinster.


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paper rlcctunontg are the follo^\ing 5 -— • OrderH bi‘ Privy Council at DnWin in IGll, 1G29> 1G31, 1G‘10, witli untogi*aphK of cliicf gorcniorg otkI principal montbcrs of iho OounciK Petition of Ofllccr^ and Soldiers nnacr the Coinmniul of ibo.Piglit ITon. ilio liJarl of Ormonde and Oesory, vritli order ft-om Dublin, ^ : Order for arraying inlmbilanlB of Kilkenny, a * v >. 1G41 , 'ivjtli aulograpbs of Alayor and Aldermen, - Observations upon tbo list of Popish recusants dwell- ing at Kilkenny, lab Kovombor 1 073. ijctters from* .Tolui Parry, Bishop of Ossory, lG73-*i, to Mayor of Kilkenny ajul J?ortreevo of Irisbtomi, ’Warrant, willi anlogrnph^ of William 3, dated 19th July, in the second year of liis leign, from Koynl Camp at Bennot’s-bvidge, reinstating Corporation removed luidor Janies 2. Of the books, the oldest is that styled “ Libor PrimuH/^ by which name, as ai)pcars from the minutes of Iho corporation, it was known in 17r>0. This ALS. consists of eighty-six volluni leaves, nine inches in Icngtli, and seven in breadth, with oaken coverfi ubontu quarter of an inch in thickuesH, the front one hoing broken in two. On the front of loaf at the end is the following entry in an old hand : — Aid. TJjorc is 8C leaves in this book of vellum.’* There arc two old and partially varying pagiimlioiiH, that on the front of tho Inst loaf being 77 . Tho opening pages aro %Yvitton in a ininuscnle . hand of ^ about A.i>. 1350, in double coUimuB, Tho first iivo on tries arc n copies in French of Acts of tho Gommonaltj’' of Kil- kenny of A. I). 1230, concerning llio election of Sovereign, Provosts, and Councillors. Tliese nro followed by a co}>y of a Ltiiin Act of the time of the Sovereignty of John Eynow, in 1319, and by ordinances and regulations for prices of bi'cud vaiul ale. On the present page 7 commences a record of Pleas of the Crown of 1325-0, held before Arnohl Ic Poor, Seneschal of Kilkenny, noted for his connexion •with the affairs of Daino Alice Kyi cl or, the reputed Kilkenny witch. Tlio process hero recorded is with rcfcvcncc to tho indictment of Bartholomew Foliu, for having slain Adam Walcns by a spear-thrust in a con- flict arising from a coni scir.urc. This record gives valuable details connected with the liberties ofKilkcniiy and the grants from William AIar(5chal, Earl of Pem- broke, anti Gilbert do Clare, Earl of Gloucester, to the burgesses dcsignatod by the latter, ** Kos biens amc/* “ bnrgoys do Kilkenny.’’ Pages 14 to 50 contain copies of Pleadings before Philip do Grendon, Senes dial of Kilkomiy, in tho 24th Edivard 3 (13^19-50) ; transcripts of documents sealed nwith the Common Seal of fclkenny in the time of William Folin, Sovereign of the town in the 25th and 26th of Edw’ard 3, 1350-03 ; nainos of tho bakers in the town of Kilkenny in 1379; miscellaneous entries con- nected wnth tbo election of Sovereigns, imiragc pro- ceedings, tollagc, assessors, and collectors ; watch and keepers of markets, and admissions to freedom, among which is that of a female, Alalina Taverner. On page 50 arc recorded the’ particulars of the divi- sion of the County Kilkenny botw'ceu tho heiresses of Gilbert dc Clare, Earl of Gloucester, in tlie fourteenth century, followed by tomi matters to page 55, from which to 59 aro occupied wuth Annals of Ireland ending in 1248, containing various local details ; 59 to 83 con- tain records of town elections, laws ^ enacted, names of burghers 1384, and Copy of Charter from Biohard 2, attested by the Yiccroy, Philip dc Courtenay, at Kil- kenny, on tho Ist of December, in the 7th year of that King (1383). From the conclusion of this Charter to the end of the book the contents, arc miscellaneous; market regula- tions, rentals. Acts of ‘Assombty, agreements with the Friars Preachers, names of Kilkenny Sovereigns, Councillors, Ffeemon, hud their oaths. Pages 75 and 76 contain copies by Patrick Archer, Sovereign of Kilkenny (19 th Hen; 7, 1503-4), ’ of such Statutes and acts beneficial to iho town of Kilkenny as were enacted by the "right mighty Gerald, Earl of " Kildare, the King’s deputy, and his Comicil, •when he " came personally into the town of Kilkenn 3 %^’ in .the 5th year of Henry 7 (1499-1500), for the reformation of the Counties of Kilkenny and'Tipperary. '• ' ; V . • The last leaf of tho volume is fixed to the cover, and contains Copy of an order by Patrick Archei% Sovereign of Kilkenny, and his Council, 15th year of Henry 7. (1499-1500)^ • • ^ The body of "Liber Primus”' is in fair order, but' some of the first thirty leaves have been severely damaged and perforated by m\ldew; '

/J’Ijo next Corporation book in point of date ih^oii paper in 11 Tmrehment •^vrappGr, on the inside of tho front of wbtcli is insonbed, ",Libcr 2;” its first page is of tho 3Gth year of lleiny 8 and the latest date is that of 1572, on tho back of folio 75. This volume contains Tniscellancons matter connected with iho aflairs of tho town, copies of documents and of procoedinga in Courts. , „ Jt is hnncrfcct, carcloBsly WTitten, and in bad condi- tion. Eight loaves wdiich had belonged to its com- moncomont have boon recovered by Mr. Watters, the present Town Clerk, who found tliom tied together and ciidorsod aqino leaves of the old hook.” “ / Tho^" While Bo6k” is a large folio volume, com- mencing with eleven loaves of copies of leases, after which hogru tho proceedings of tho Corporation, dated 10th of October 3 65G. . ‘ Tho final cntiy on tbo Inst page is that of Swearing of Freomon, dated 17th Fobnmxy' 3CS7. . ' TJiO “ Clasped Book ” of tho Corporation of Kilkenny , ^ commcncos' with entries under John Baxter, .Esq., Mayor, Soptemher 20th, 1600, "hoing .the Micbaelinas " next after the roiitc ut Boyne, anno regni Gulielmo " tertio, Kccundo.” - Tho proceedings registered in this volume terminafe on the 28th September 1717, on page 300, after, w'hich there arc copies of tranalntions of Acts of Parliament ; Charter of James 1, called Iho " Gi-and Charter index und table of Chief Govcrnoi*s of Ireland, ending in 1703. . • Yolumo 5 of " Journal of Proceedings of Corporation ' " nt Kilkenny ” commences on 23rd December 1717, and ends on the 23rd November 1730, at page 506,«aftcr which arc entered copies of Oaths of Aldermen, Ooun- cillors, &c. . n , Yolumc G commences on 5th December 1730, and ends on the 25tb December 1700 ; G69 pages in large folio. Yol. 7 cxteiuls from 29lli December 1760 to 23rd December 1775. Yol. B commences on 29th December 1775, and ends on the 3rd of Afay 1820. . •< Yol. 9 extends Irom 16th May 1826 to 25rd October 1843, when the old Coipoi*ation expired. A folio volume of high local value, commenced towards 1600, is entitled "a note of fee feaimes and " leases iinsscd upon the hommon land under the " common Seal of the to^ni of Kilkenny.” The latest document in it is n letter by the Lord Lieutenant Ormonde, dated at Kilkenny, 10th August 1678, to Mayor and citir.cns of Kilkenny, respecting illegal elec- tion of Alayor. " - . " In addition to thc foregoing volumoo of the "high " toAvn of Kilkenny,” there n arc also the following books of the Corporation of St/Cauice, otherwise "the " Irish town of Kilkoni^^ ” : — 1. Proceedings from 1544 to 1661. 2. Fi*om 1661 to 1717, with miscellaneous entiles doum to 1730 on some leaves at the commencement, 3. From 1715 to 1799. 4. From 24th July 179‘9 to llfch October 183L The Books of the " Irish town ” were received by the present Town Clerk on tbo 21st May 1844, from William Grace, . tbo last Portreeve of the Ii-ish Town. A catalogue of books luid'^artcrs made since AL*. Gilbert’s visit to Kilkenny. . Many of them have suffered much •from' damp, and the binding of some of Jhc books has become so im- paired that care is required to prevent loss of leaves. Tlic present Touni Clerk, who succeeded Kis . father in that office, has most scrupulousty preserved eveiy record which came into his custody, but the repair, of the entire by skilful hands, and a fire-proof repository’ for their custody, aro needed, and will no doubt be provided by the Corporation of Kilkenny when their attention is directed to these points. ’ ' ’ ' A transcript of the " Liber Primus,” a list of its con- tents, and a Gs^talogvic of the doewmonts. in. the collec-,. tion, are also much -to be 'desired, , . ^ I have the honor to bo, " . - Aly Lords and Gentlemen, \ ^ Your obedient servant,.. ... . • . J. T. GiLBrRT. Dublin, 18th November 1869. ^ •

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12, IMward®, tKlh JanUWTf, of iocoiul Af*f. • 15 IMwfcnl <}, WfiVtaSiiiUf, 26tli Jmimij'i of •ooonil ^«*r, IMl. II. I'iiltt* *im{ 5f#ry. Ifeitiniiitinr, •iiitf Jiy»3. of vr^'cM M-.'i llitrd )f)r»tim« n Icoll of the uf UIcIpAdI ‘2t csoUtittn}; lojih i* of fhartor^ tm{'][kt> »mlf t** roj^riicoi the Kiiiift, oiHmJr, and iUjviTf conumM whh tin Tarjnii* Kraii’*- 1 otn tn tl.Ii Jlcfstit to il<’iK'rilw theilocumool jiTT^hojj', fwji luTl'ii* ar^ft It f./r *om« jeantj will at iJio titneof injf hin^'ottw at tV«crfoea lent W ihe KcrroSary of iha Kditonj" Arth>'*5.'^ral }*«c)otj‘, »rfUi n rii# tn lt€ ml licatkm. The tolnr.e, kan-^n tm ’MJ.e OM 1 VnchincoV Jlw k '* flf >V»terf ;rd, Of *Wb\ leavp*, mnajOrjuK pfarlr I'S l.nfhM in Jcr.f'tb, }J iachft In hriwllh, honfid in oaV corrrnil with Immn ra!f, partly JBijnil>cnnl »n f»r at 2JC*, nilli jttv’iiMlivu*. TLo euTJiet.l» are thj?!5y m f Jltix • — 01 1 atiil tnhlo} ttlrirt of time of I’cirr IhAbjn, M»>i.»r, KMtoit MiotJca wyl H-'ljfTl. \V»l«lj,lnuliir* cl ll.« Cii/cf IVattr* f.td. m the 32r4 joar of Uri.ry H tlliO'lIl- li.5jvlr.U3t*. Setnart^. tvj4rt of Ch»ner», aixl , nUo« I f daty in tK,rb oikI tait. •‘ Ordrr an 1 manni’r of ihe tlorttna of Maittro aiid hahrr* aiiJ. Mbtr atal of thtir anlmctta other, aui with fithtr tnanj auJ eoamotoje* aa:as> lur.eil,'' Tfc’itr, i j 1**43, of frot of tJ/r Cosrt cf ite C)ly of tVa'rrf nd. IIt.j(l.r.h stvl Latin iuU of toUi, tjrtcil at lalrn fratn •ocirnl rollr, nUtcli LmI Lrcn tratifcrit>isl in tho fiiVc.ilj jTvr of K4»4rd 4, *‘ Ti^ artlf< «m 1 rrjgltf' ct tho hml «rl:l.tn tie CM '• of lVal*rf.>nl. onletn'**] mul c«i*i3 tairo Itvsi lie *' aotUrt lsx>k if mcrsoraodam* of the *• Ctt> of WattrfiJrd, oallod tie Cumiaun Tajicr/’ cji*- ir.iced Mid eittaplif rd hy tic "Majcr, trro balUSr, aM oiiw «iltvw>*e», CiTtr* of l
Mr a»» (itsmirm, T»i domaiMtia of the Corporaii^ai of W'ajerf*>nl, •olisiiliod to «5y iMpectlian, rrcre aa follow :— Urijtinal Itnyal Charien. I. Ilicianl s, -.:;:,ilt kUrch, of tint year, ITTilj ia rtry bad coodiiircj. i. Uatjrr Kotemhar, of tiSr.tb year, lOv , 3. Ednanlti WMinjinru-r, S^ih Koremhtr, of firrt year, ttdl. 4. lAlrrani d, GuUit), till Uay. of Uiiitefuth year, M73. i. lleory 7, UVttrmnrtcr, l4Ui JJarch, of aecoad year, 14'/7. JIS^' 7» We»U»ln»ler, 12i}< May, of third year, 7. Henry B, (Uiieral i'ankiB, of fiwl year, IIpOiUJO (part wanhos). 8. Henry K* W’crtuuiuUr, 12U> Sejitember, of recond year, lild. P. lUoTT 6, ^Ye>ltmSnlU^, 12lU Bctiicmbcr, of aeoottd yw. UlO. * lO. Henry b, \Yc«mui»tcr, Plh April , of tutcenlh year, Ui), II, ihlwani 6, WVtmitwicr, ITiL April, of iccoad year, JJMb.

7^1 « It fjlliTwisJ hy law*, crdrni. JLc. Tie front ef p»f{a ?1 it tumiuridrd by a dratrujjf of »rHpt«ral_ IncludiOK ibe l*«t Joigtaeat, the lllrtied Virgin, an ©Id new ©f WaterforJ.wiib it* arnia and Irith txame— i'lirflaiyt, dated JhtVJ. From Ihi* page to IW are occoimmI with rule*, law*, and admit* aiuii* to freeei»g twomo for that porpuae, wid afterward* ap* '* pnjvrii j^tlDeii and couflrjutd hy all the Cillaea* *>f '* the aaid CiUo lit tho Common AticmUto at Michael* *• mw 1W4, lioldcn before iho worshipful Mr. Jatnea '* Walih, Maior^ and I’atncV; tjncmerlord wid llobcrt *' WaUb, Bbcnire*, a* the rcry anneient and old “ conrynoedcuttora* wlthlu the «amo from the bcciu* '* nliig."


UISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS The remaindev oT the book is occupied with the following:— AdmiBsions of freomen; Copy of Chavtor, 16tli of Elizabeta; Order oy Mayor of the City, "'Admiral of " the groat poi*t and haven,** respecting the sale of fish; extracts, out of " the old red register book/* enumerat- ^ ing the cities and towns free of customs, pavage, and murage ; rentals of land appertaining to the body politic of the City of Waterford, This volume presents specimens of fine and elaborate caligraphy. Tho leaves towards the ond were adorned with many large gilt letters, some of which have been cut out. The subjects dealt with in the laws and regulations are of high importance in connection with the history of various branches of trade, and elucidate many im- perfectly understood points hearing on marine and com- mercial affairs in past ages. These Waterford regulations, if printed in conjunc- tion with tho analogous records from tho Dublin City" Archives now passing through tho press for Lord llomilly*6 series, would go far towards giving an accu- rate view of the ancient position and social state of tho commercial and municipal classes in Ireland and their relations with tho native Dish, as well as with England and the Continent,

COMMISSION :—ATrENDIX. Tho' other books of tho Corporation of Waterford which I inspected, are as follow: — - \ ' -1. Erom 1st October 1C62, with poition of 1580 inserted at back,. . , ‘ : 2. Book of memorandum of orders, &c.'(lG55 to 1657), on parchment, wndting much faded. 3. 1663 to 1667, Admissions of freemen and pro- ceedings of Council. 4. 1669 to 1715. Admissions of freemen and pro- ceedings of Council. 5. 1688-9. Proceedings during reigu of , James 2; -fcho first part has been lost, and the remainder is in a very bad condition from damp. , 6. Prom 23rd October 1700 to 1727. After which period tho proceedings of Council aro kept in regular, order. , , ' Tho list of freemen of Waterford extends , from 1700 •to tho present time. ' Tho foregoing documents aro preserved in the Town . Hall of Waterford in charge of tho-Town Clerk, John O’Briou, Esq. . .. 1 have the honor to he. My Lords and' Gentlemen, ; Your obedient servant, J, T. Gilbert. Dublin, 19th November 1869.

Keport on Documents rei^ating to English History at Heidelberg.- A*

While staying in Heidelberg I examined the Collec- tion of MSS. in tho University Library under the idea that there might be some documents in it l)carmg on English History, especially on the period falling within the first half of the l7th century, during which tho mar- riage of the Princess Elizabeth, daughter of James 1, with the Elector Palatine, afterwards King of Bohemia, took place. In this, however, I was disappointed, but while examining the catalogue I came on a MS. called “ the Offices of JEnglandj” which appeared to me to be worth noticing, if not already known or tho copy of one already knowm.* It contains a detailed and care- fully aiTanged list of the various salaried State, legal, and other office holders in the year 1608. The judge, the chancellor, the keeper of the 'wardrobe, the pur- veyor, and the bargeman are all alike noticed, and the pay they were receiving mentioned. These details would, I think, be interesting to economic writers, such as Mi*. Thorold Rogers, as throwing some light on the value of money at that time, and they would

* I am informed that there is no copy at tho Public Record Office of the manuscript in ouestion ; hut there are several documents there, out of which tho MS. called The Offices of England** was made up.— E. F.

also give a tolerably accurate idea of the expenses which royalty, had to meet, a subject which, it is un- necessary to remark, became of such transcendant im- portance to the history of this country shortly after. Had I been able to do so, I would have copied the whole MS., which consisted of, perhaps, 40 pages ; but, as unfortunately it was not to bo found till a few days before my departure, I had to content myself with taking down the chief heads given. The only other MSS. which were entered on the catalogue, which would be of any interest to English historians, were two letters (in German) of Dr. Dee, the necromancer, addressed to the Emperor Maximilian, and a dirge of oue Thomas Kyhbet, addressed to tho Princess Elizabeth and the Elector Frederic 5 (tho King of Bohemia), ‘‘wishing a place of less sorrowe “ and more happenesso unto their princely selfe and “ progeny,” but neither of these documents were forthcoming when searched for. I cannot conclude this report without expressing my feelings of gratitude for the courtesy with which I was met by tho Librarian at Heidelberg. Edmond Fitzjiaurice.

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