RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 3192
TitleTalbot Papers
Date1334-1557
DescriptionFolio 1A
Edward [the Black Prince], Earl of Chester, to Richard Doun, Forester of Mara [Delamere] and Mondrum, from Chester, 17 July 8 Edward III [1334]. A writ of summons to attend a swannymote, to be held near Wich Malbank [Nantwich] on St. Margaret's Day [20 July]. 1p. Latin. Copy.
Folio 1B
Richard II to John Doun, Forester of Mara and Mondrum, from Chester, 20 October 7 Richard II [1383]. A writ of summons to attend a swannymote, to be held at Edesbury [Eddisbury] on St. Martin's Day [11 November]. 1p. Latin. Copy.
Folio 1D
A discourse on the position of the Justice of Chester, temp. Mary, which refers to folios 1A and 1B. 4pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 1
The accounts of Sir John Cutte for ordnance, beginning 21 October 1 Henry VIII [1509]. 4pp. Clerk's hand. Endorsed.
Folio 7
The account of the artillery delivered by Peter Corse to the Master and Clerk of the King's Ordnance, William Hinsley, 15 April 3 Henry VIII [1512]. 1p. Clerk's hand. Endorsed.
Folio 9
Edward VI to Sir Thomas Hilton, Sheriff, and the justices of Durham, from York, 14 March 5 Edward VI [1550/1]. They are to examine Hugh Erington and others, accused of treasonable speeches [cf. Acts of the Privy Council 1550-2, p.236, and MS.3206 folio 371]. 1p. Clerk's hand, Endorsed.
Folio 11
An account of the ordnance and artillery delivered to various persons by Sir Sampson Norton, by virtue of the warrants of the King [Henry VIII], no date [1515]. 5pp. Clerk's hand. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.2)
Folio 12
Henry VIII to [George Talbot, fourth] Earl of Shrewsbury, Sir George Dacre, Sir Henry Savile, Sir William Calverley and Dr. Holdsworth, from Bishopthorpe, 8 April 2 Henry VIII [1511]. They are to be ready with demilances [from Yorkshire] for the King's 'weghtie affaires'. 1p. Clerk's hand. Endorsed 'haste'.
Folio 27
Thomas Alen to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Coldharbour [London], 10 p.m. 28 April n.a. [1516]. The Cardinal [Thomas Wolsey] asked today that the Earl come to London for Whitsun, since the Queen of Scots [Margaret Tudor] will be there and the Earl is the 'great officer' [Steward] of the King's household. Alen told him this was not possible because of the shortness of time and of plague in the Earl's household. He is to attend Wolsey on Friday [2 May] to know the King's pleasure, but is confident that the Earl will be excused until next term. [William, first Baron] Conyers has agreed to sell the land in question for £240; Alen will pay £100 when the Earl's money reaches London and the rest will be due at Martinmas next. 1p. Endorsed. 'To my lord'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.7)
Folio 29
Thomas Alen to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 23 April [1516], no place [London]. Wolsey has told him that the Earl must come to London next term about his lawsuit with Sir Henry Murray, but Mr. [Thomas] Babington thinks that it will be the Michaelmas term. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 31
Thomas Alen to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Coldharbour, 6 May [1516]. The Prior of Mountgrace [John Norton] has leases on the land which the Earl is buying from Lord Conyers and refuses to surrender them; it has been arranged that Mr. Babington and the Prior meet the Earl at Worksop on Wednesday, 14 May. The Earl is excused attendance at Court until Michaelmas term and the King has conveyed his good wishes for Shrewsbury's recovery through Wolsey. [Henry Percy, fifth] Earl of Northumberland has been commanded to the Fleet. The Queen of Scots [Margaret Tudor] has arrived and is now at Baynard's Castle. 2pp. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i. 11)
Folio 35
Thomas Alen to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Coldharbour, 10 May [1516]. He has sent by the bearer, Richard Woodhouse, carrier of Rotherham, ten pasties of congers baked at Coldharbour by the Earl's old servant, William Coke. He spoke yesterday with [Christopher] Ursewick, who told him that the Earl of Northumberland will be released today [cf. folio 31]. He asks permission to go to Canterbury on a pilgrimage. 1p. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.15)
Folio 37
Thomas Alen to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Coldharbour, 28 May [1516]. Mr. Ursewick has sent up by this bearer, the carrier of Derby [Thomas Parr], ten pasties of baked conger. He has had the Earl's letter ordering him to help Robert Kniveton towards Tournai [cf. MS.3206 folio 25]. He will enquire the cost of the beds the Earl requires. Sir William Marney is to be married. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 39
Thomas Alen to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Coldharbour, 31 May [1516]. He was last night with Master Comptroller [Sir Edward Poynings] and Mr. Ursewick. A bill is prepared commanding the Earl to come up to Court but, although Alen has seen Wolsey every day this week, Wolsey has said nothing. 'As Mr. Comptroller sheweth me, his Grace bears you marvellous great favour', but he and Ursewick advise the Earl to write his excuses to Wolsey. There is discontent in the royal household and 'I fear me some there be would take a thorn out of their own foot, and put it in yours'. Robert Kniveton has gone to Tournai Thursday last [29 May, cf. folio 37]. 1p. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.21)
Folio 41
Thomas Alen to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Coldharbour, 8 June [1516]. He has sent up some cloth and clothes by Thomas Parr, the carrier of Derby, as well as letters, including one from the King commanding the Earl's presence, and other things by this bearer. Wolsey continues to favour the Earl and he is likely to be detained at Court until Christmas, so much is his company desired [cf. folio 39]. There is trouble over the retaining of too many servants by the Lord Marquis [Thomas Grey, second Marquess of Dorset], [George, third Baron] Hastings [of Hastings] and Sir Richard Sacheverell. Alen has agreed to buy 30 fothers of lead at £4 2s. 8d. the fother from Sir John Cutte, subject to the Earl's approval. Several of Shrewsbury's friends think that he should excuse himself from coming up; 'I hear some things which are not to be written'. 3pp. Damaged MS. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.26)
Folio 45
Thomas Alen to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Coldharbour, 25 [November 1516]. A week ago last Monday Alen delivered the Earl's letter, with the examinations, to Wolsey at Guildford. He tells of the many delays and attempts to get an answer there, at Court and at Hampton Court. 'He that shall be a suitor unto him may have no other business but to give attendance upon his pleasure. He that shall so do is needful to be a wiser man than I am'. He discusses various pieces of business and Court news. Sir Thomas Parr has died. 3pp. Damaged MS. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.33; Joseph Hunter, The History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Rev. A. Gatty (1869), p.69)
Folio 51
The Earl of Northumberland to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Lekingfield [Leconfield], 24 May [1517]. His wife, Catherine, is not fit to attend the Queen of Scots [Margaret Tudor], as the enclosed letter from the King commands, and he asks Shrewsbury to present her excuses. He will attend himself but feels that he has been put to enough expense lately. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.25)
Enclosing folio 49
Henry VIII to the Earl of Northumberland, from Richmond, 7 May [1517], thanking him for attending the Queen of Scots on her journey into England and now commanding him and his wife to attend her on her return from York, where she intends to be on 29 May, to Newborough. 1p. Copy. Clerk's hand, signed by Northumberland. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.24)
Folio 53(1)
Henry VIII to the Treasurer and Chamberlains of the Exchequer, from Colly-Weston, 8 July 18 Henry VIII [1526], giving them authority to pay William Archibald, a clerk of the Ordnance, for wages and ordnance. 1p. Draft in a clerk's hand, revised in another. Endorsed.
Folio 53(2)
An account of rents received from sundry of the lands of [Francis Talbot, fifth] Earl of Shrewsbury, which he had in exchange from the King, since 14 October, October 33 Henry VIII [1541]. 1p. Several clerks' hands.
Folio 53(4)
Copies of three indentures - a fragment of an indenture between James Slee and the convent of Mirrevale, no date; an indenture between Abbot William Arnold and the convent of Mirrevale and Hugh Slee of Pilsbury Grange, husbandman, 15 June 23 Henry VIII [1531], leasing lands in Pilsbury; and an indenture between Abbot William Arnold and the convent of Mirrevale and Nicholas Slee of Pilsbury, husbandman, 15 June 23 Henry VIII [1531], leasing lands in Pilsbury. 6pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 55
An acquittance by William Smyth, collector, for £38 6s. 8d. received of [George Talbot, fourth] Earl of Shrewsbury for the subsidy granted 3 November 26 Henry VIII [1534], 31 August 28 Henry VIII [1536]. 1p. Paper seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 57
Thomas Cromwell to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Steward of the Household, from the Rolls [London], 20 February n.a. [1534/5 or 1535/6]. He sends the King's answer to the confidences given to [Dr. William] Butts; the King will answer more particularly when the Earl comes to Court. He cannot persuade his servant to forgo the farm about which the Earl wrote; 'the man doth me so good service that with equity I can press him no further therein than I have done'. 1p. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.38)
Folio 59
Christopher Ursewick to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hackney, St. Thomas' Day [21 December], n.a. [1516]. A cautious letter referring in circumlocutory phrases to private business and mentioning a recent illness of his. [Cf. folio 39]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 61
Thomas Cromwell to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Steward of the Household, from Windsor, 9 October 28 Henry VIII [1536]. 'I would you knew as well as I how the King's Highness reputeth your most acceptable and loyal service'. The habiliments and munitions for war which the Earl requested [to suppress Aske's rebellion] are already on their way. 2pp. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.40)
Folio 63
John Moreton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Coldharbour, 13 May [1538]. The Lord Chancellor [Thomas, first Baron Audley] is favourably disposed to the suit of [Mary Talbot,] Countess of Northumberland for a dowry out of the lands of her late husband [cf. Lambeth Ms. 695, folio 73]. 3pp. Endorsed. 'To my lorde'. Address.
Enclosing folio 63(6)
The names of those upon whom subpoenas have been served and the lands they have which were [Henry Percy, sixth] Earl of Northumberland's, no date [1538]. 3pp. Signed by Moreton.
Folio 65
Charles [Brandon, first] Duke of Suffolk, to [Francis Talbot, fifth] Earl of Shrewsbury, from Grimsthorpe, 3 July [1541], asking for a fat stag by 5 August, when the King is expected on progress. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 67
Griffith Hinton to [George Talbot, fourth] Earl of Shrewsbury, from Whitchurch, 3 February, n.a. He has asked Thomas Cotton before witnesses for the money Dr. Talbot gave him for the building of a grammar school at Whitchurch [cf. Lambeth Ms. 706, folio 67], but Cotton gave an evasive answer. Hinton has had an estimate for the making of a conduit in the town. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 69
The Duke of Suffolk to [Francis Talbot, fifth] Earl of Shrewsbury, from Newcastle, 12 August [1544]. Shrewsbury is to have 100 archers and 200 billmen ready to proceed to Berwick with their officers whenever called upon to serve under Sir Ralph Eure. 1p. Copy. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.61)
Folio 73
The Duke of Suffolk to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Newcastle, 24 August [1544]. Shrewsbury is to buy the coats for the men he is raising for service [cf. folio 69] and will be repaid at Berwick. Suffolk will advise him later when to send the men up. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 77
Thomas [Howard, third] Duke of Norfolk to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date [1542], Saturday. The Scots will not come to terms and have sent to the King in the hope of a better offer from him. If they do not agree within a week, Norfolk intends to advance again. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 79
The Duke of Norfolk to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from York, 19 September, [1542], asking Shrewsbury to delay coming up for a week but to be sure to be in Newcastle with his men for 7 October. Sir John Harrington, treasurer of the wars, has arrived but has no money for coats and conduct, so Norfolk asks Shrewsbury to postpone asking for it. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.42)
Folio 83
A list of the companies of the army led to France in 1513 by the King in person. 1p. Clerk's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.1)
Folio 85
Thomas [first Baron] Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Carlisle, 27 October [1544]. He sends news out of Scotland, gathered from Richard Graeme, whom he sent to [Archibald Douglas, sixth] Earl of Angus. He understands that Robert Maxwell refuses to be a pledge for his father, [Robert, fourth Baron] Maxwell. 2pp. Copy. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.178)
Folio 89
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Carlisle, 20 [April 1545]. Edward Aglionby, Sheriff of Cumberland, requests leave to go to London this term to attend to causes in the Court of Exchequer. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 91
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Carlisle, 22 April, n.a. [1545]. He promises to send as soon as possible a return of the troops and harness in his wardenry of the West March. He encloses a letter from [Matthew Stuart, fourth] Earl of Lennox to his Countess [Margaret Douglas], to be sent on by Shrewsbury by the next post. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'.
Folio 95
Sir Christopher Barker, Garter King of Arms, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 22 April [1548]. He is sorry not to have seen the Earl about his pedigree before he left London and seeks instructions; the service of the Order is postponed. He sends news of the conduct of the army of Guisnes under [Edward Seymour, first] Earl of Hertford.
Folio 99
Sir Thomas Venables, Sheriff, and the justices of Cheshire to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Northwich, 25 April [1557]. They cannot furnish as many as the 3000 men required by the certificate of musters because many of those named are tenants and servants to Edward Stanley, third Earl of Derby and others. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 101
Sir Thomas Venables to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Northwich, 26 April [1557]. He asks that he and his men may not serve with the army into Scotland, the new fortifications in the Marches of Wales requiring their attendance. 1p. Paper seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 107
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Carlisle, 2 May [1545]. He has appointed a spy to live in Edinburgh and to advise his deputy in Carlisle of such news as he can. Robert Maxwell [cf. folio 85] came to Dumfries on 28 April and was in high favour with the Governor and Cardinal [David Beaton]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. Address.
Folio 111
Sir Philip Butler, Sheriff, and the justices of Hertfordshire to the Lords of the Council, from Hertford, 31 July 36 Henry VIII [1544]. They enclose the examination of David Maitland, a Scot, taken as a spy at Hertford that day. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Enclosing folio 113
The confession of David Maitland, 31 August[sic] 36 Henry VIII [1544]. 1p. Subscribed and witnessed by the justices.
Folio 119
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Hampton Court, 4 August [1544]. They have seen and examined David Maitland [cf. folio 111]. He is a brother-in-law of [Henry, fourth Baron] Somerville and came to seek the Earl of Lennox. They have given him a passport to the Earl of Shrewsbury and if he can discover nothing more than they found he is to give him a passport into Scotland. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 123
William, [first Baron] Eure to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Berwick, 30 June [1544]. He is well pleased with the captain of the Irishmen. The captain finds it difficult to fetch his men's wages fortnightly, as he can be ill spared from amongst them 'consideringe their rudenes', and Eure asks that they be paid monthly. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 125
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 5 July 1544. They send with this a copy of the King's answer to the Queen Dowager of Scotland [Mary of Guise], which they desire to be delivered to her as quickly as possible. They also send a copy of the names of the prisoners who are 'called in at this present'. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 129
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Carlisle, 6 August [1544], enclosing a letter from the laird of Wamfray, a prisoner. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste' in Wharton's hand.
Enclosing folio 127
Robert Scot, Laird of Wamfray, to Lord Wharton, Warden of the West March, no place, no date, reporting on the movements of the Queen Dowager and the Scots noblemen. A slip. Endorsed.
Folio 133
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Hampton Court, 21 August 1544, asking him to assist the bearer, the laird of Fife, into Scotland. He is dispatched from the King, by the passport of the Queen [Catherine Parr]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 137
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Carlisle, 26 August [1544]. He is sending Mr. Bovell [Hugh Boyvile], one of the masters of the King's ordnance, to report on the state of the ordnance at Carlisle. 100 timber trees have been felled in Rose Park for the works at Carlisle Castle. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 141
The Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, to the Sheriffs of the counties within his commission, from Darneton [Darlington], no date [1544], directing them to levy men to serve against the Scots, in case they take advantage of the King's absence in France and invade England. 2pp. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 145
[A Scotsman] to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, no place no date, seeking the Earl's favour, declaring himself a gentleman who was formerly with [Ralph Neville, fourth] Earl of Westmorland. 1p. Illegible signature. Endorsed.
Folio 147
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Oking [Woking], late at night, 19 September 1544. The Queen has heard that the King has taken Boulogne 'without effusion of blood' and wishes the people of the north to know the news.
Sir Peter Mewtas and Thomas Bishop arrived yesterday with a full declaration of the treason of [William Cunningham, fourth] Earl of Glencairn and [Alexander Cunningham], Master of Kilmaurs; they have been sent to the King. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.65)
Folio 149
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Eltham, 29 September [1544]. The King commands them to answer the offer of certain Scotsmen living near the Middle March to levy hostages for their good conduct, expressed in articles addressed to Sir Ralph Eure and passed on by Shrewsbury. The King will not accept, unless the Scotsmen promise to serve him against all men without reservation. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.68)
Folio 153
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Otford, 6 October 1544. The King has returned to England and seen the Earl's intelligences of 2 October. He approves the repairing of the blockhouse of Lindisfarne. If the Earl of Angus and [George Gordon, fourth] Earl of Huntly invade, Shrewsbury must take order with the Wardens of all the Marches and call upon the forces of the Bishopric of Durham if necessary. If the Earl is satisfied that the offers of the men of Coldingham are sincere, that a garrison may be stationed there, and sufficient hostages are forthcoming, then the King is pleased to accept their offers. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.70)
Folio 157
Thomas Kennedy, laird of Coif, Archibald Kennedy and David Kennedy of Culzean, to [their nephew and brother, Gilbert Kennedy, third] Earl of Cassillis, from York, 11 December [1544], beseeching him to surrender and save the lives of them, his hostages. 2pp. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 161
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 6 November 1544. The King is surprised that the merchants of Newcastle have not manned or set to the seas one vessel all year and commands Shrewsbury to organize them to do so; the King's own ships are too occupied in the narrow seas to allow any to be sent north. The Earl is to bestow hostages where he deems convenient and to enquire whether in the past the King has borne their charges. The Earl of Lennox's trumpeter, who has been arrested by Shrewsbury, is to be sent hither 'for the truth is he stole away'. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.74)
Folio 165
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 22 November 1544. The King has sent his servant Archan to view Coldingham and consider the establishment of a garrison there [cf. folio 153]. He is pleased to agree to the establishment of a post at Jedburgh as requested by [Walter Ker,] laird of Cessford and [Andrew Ker,] laird of Ferniehirst and to promise them such aid as may be necessary. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.77)
Folio 169
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 23 November 1544, asking that he and Lord Eure have all in readiness for the bearer, Archan [cf. folio 165]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 171
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, [Cuthbert Tunstall,] Bishop of Durham, and Sir Ralph Sadler, from Westminster, 30 November [1544]. The priory of Cannonby is to be suppressed and Sir George Bowes granted a barony with a reserved rent to the Crown for his services. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 173(2)
Lord Eure to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Berwick, 1 December [1544]. Archan and Sir George Bowes believe that the men at Coldingham could hold out against the Scots forty hours. The Governor of Scotland and many Scots noblemen are come to Dunbar and are likely to attack Coldingham. Eure has been joined by his son Sir Ralph and as many as possible of his son's wardenry [of the Middle March]. A post-script states that Sir Ralph sends the Earl such news as he has obtained. 1p. Copy. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.81)
Enclosing folio 173(5)
J[ohn Ker] of Ferniehirst and John Ogle to [Sir Ralph Eure,] Warden of the Middle March, from Ferniehirst, 30 November [1544]. The Governor of Scotland and many Scots noblemen are this night at Adington [Haddington] and intend to go to Coldingham; the Earl of Huntly and [Archibald Campbell, fourth] Earl of Argyll are not with them. The Earls of Angus, Glencairn and Cassillis are this night at Peebles; their movements are not known. 1p. Copy.
Folio 175
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Carlisle, 4 December 1544. [William Murray,] laird of Tullibardine's man has brought from Scotland a newsletter which Wharton has sent to the Earl of Lennox to be shown to the Privy Council. He encloses a letter from the laird of Wamfray. There have been rumours in Jedburgh that the Scots have taken Coldingham. 2pp. Copy. Endorsed. Address.
Enclosing folio 177
The Laird of Wamfray to Lord Wharton, Warden of the West March, from Wamfray, Tuesday at night, no date [2 December 1544]. The Earl of Angus and others are at Peebles. The Governor of Scotland remains in Edinburgh and will not come to the Border for some time. [cf. folio 173(5)]. 1p. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 179
The Baitsones [Beattisons] and Thomsons to Lord Wharton, Warden [of the West March], no place, no date [December 1544], offering to meet him to settle differences. 1p. Copy.
Folio 183
The King to Lord Eure and Sir Ralph Eure, no place, no date [December 1544], thanking them for their services especially over the late attempt on Coldingham. Reinforcements are being sent from Yorkshire and the Bishopric of Durham. 1p. Copy.
Folio 185
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place [Carlisle], 5 December 1544. He has received the enclosed intelligence from Lord Somerville by a servant. [Patrick Hepburn, third] Earl of Bothwell is at variance with the Governor of Scotland, who is said to be bragging that an aid will come from France before summer which will enable the Scots to 'beat Englishmen as dogs'. 3pp. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 189
W[illiam] Bucton to Lord Eure, from Berwick, 13 December [1544], giving an account of the exploits of young John Carr. 1p. Copy.
Enclosing folio 187
John Carr to Lord Eure, from Wark, 12 December 1544. Stephen and Saunders [Alexander] Bromfield are taken prisoners according to Eure's command; should they be brought to Berwick or Alnwick? Some of the garrison of Wark have raided across the Border, capturing cattle and horses. 1p. Copy.
Folio 191
Lord Eure to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Alnwick, 9 p.m. 17 December [1544], enclosing two letters from his servant William Bucton and from John Carr, captain of Wark. ½p. Copy. Endorsed.
Enclosing folio 191
William Bucton to Lord Eure, from Berwick, 4 p.m. 17 December [1544]. He encloses a letter from John Carr. He has heard that Millenstanes [Mellerstain] is to be besieged. ½p. Copy.
And folio 192
John Carr and [blank] Swynho to Lord Eure, from Wark, 17 December 1544, giving an account of the exploits of young John Carr, son to John Carr. 1p. Copy.
Folio 195
The King to Lord Wharton, no place, no date [December 1544]. The Earl of Lennox is to be sent to Carlisle, with Sir Thomas Holcroft and Thomas Bishop, so that he may 'have the better occasion to practise with the Scots, and either to find the means that we may get the young Princess [Mary, Queen of Scots] into our hands, or else, by conferences and devisings with them, to enter a jealousy in the heads of the Governor and others, and so to sow division amongst them, or at the least to get intelligence of their doings'. Wharton is told to use Lennox well; 'he is a gentle gentleman, wise, and of good courage'. 1p. Copy. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.94)
Folio 199
Sir Thomas Holcroft to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Dorton [Darlington], 16 December [1544]. As Shrewsbury has moved further north and Lennox is weary, Lennox has written to him instead of coming to meet him as the King desired. Mr. Secretary [Sir William] Paget commanded Holcroft to proceed with speed with Lennox and advised him that Shrewsbury would supply him with money at the rate of 20s. a day from the day he left the King, 9 December [cf. folio 195]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.83)
Folio 203
Lord Eure and Sir Ralph Eure, Wardens of the East and Middle Marches, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Alnwick, 19 December [1544]. They acknowledge the receipt of a letter from Shrewsbury and of a bill of complaint to the Lord Chancellor [Thomas, first Baron Wriothesley] by George Baldkyne against Thomas Carr of Durham for the conveyance of horses to the Scots. Baldkyne presented an indictment concerning one horse and one mare only at the wardenry court held at Alnwick on 18 December; they enclose the decision. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'.
Enclosing folio 205
The decision of the wardenry court held at Alnwick, 18 December 1544. No sufficient evidence presented on the sale of the horse and the evidence about the mare so difficult verdict postponed until Candlemas next. 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 209
The Earl of Lennox to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Darnetoun [Darlington], 'this Monday at night' [December 1544]. He has received two letters from the Court, one to Shrewsbury which he is sending by post and one to Lord Wharton which he is carrying himself. He offers if necessary to repair to Shrewsbury at once. [cf. folio 199]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 213
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, [Robert Holgate,] Archbishop-elect of York, Bishop of Durham, Sir Ralph Sadler and others of the Council of the North, from Greenwich, 12 January 1544/5, giving directions for the levying and collecting of the King's benevolence. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 215
The King to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Sir William Bassett, Sir James Foljambe, Sir George Gresley and others, commissioners for the benevolence in Derbyshire, no place, no date [cf. folio 213], giving directions for the levying and collecting of the benevolence. 6pp. Clerk's hand, the stamp of the King's signature superscribed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.85)
Folio 227
A commission appointing the Earl of Shrewsbury and others commissioners for the musters in Derbyshire, Westminster, 16 January 37 Henry VIII [1545/6]. 1p. Latin. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 231
A list of the knights bachelor who attended the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth [of York,] wife to Henry VII. 3pp. Clerk's hand. Endorsed.
Folio 235
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Baynard's Castle, 22 January [1544/5], answering points raised in letters from the Earl which they have shown the King. The Irish who are too old or too young are to be dismissed from service on the Border and sent home. The Earl is to place hostages with noblemen and gentry in the 'inner country' and so relieve the Wardens of them. The King approves Lord Wharton's entertainment of the laird of Mow, the schemes for the getting in of the Lord [Master] of Kilmaurs and 'the sowing of suspicion' between the Scots lords and the Earl of Angus. Archan is to be sent to repair the wall of Wark. The laird of Tullibardine may go to Scotland if he offers a pledge. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 239
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Baynard's Castle, 22 January 1544/5. The bearers, Thomas Scarden and John Stoddar, the King's bowyer and fletcher, with three bowyers and five fletchers, are coming north to put in order the bows and arrows at Berwick and elsewhere. They have their wages (1s. a day for Scarden and Stoddar, 8d. a day for the others) and conduct money for a month, and the Earl is to pay anything further if their service takes longer. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address 'rec[eived] the second of February 1544'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.96)
Folio 241
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Baynard's Castle, 23 January 1544/5. John Sheerson of Guelderland is to be given safe conduct into Scotland to sue for the restitution of ships taken by the Scots. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 243
The Duke of Suffolk to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Suffolk Place [London], 26 January [1544/5]. He requests that his deputy steward of Guisborough, Thomas Standish, may not be called upon to serve on the Border. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 247
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Baynard's Castle, 27 January 1544/5. The King is sending the bearer, Sir Richard Lee, with Antonio de Bergoma and John Thomas Scala, Italians, 'expert men in the skill of fortifying', to view the state of Tynemouth and the Earl is to attend to their monetary needs. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.97)
Folio 251
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 1 February 1544/5. He is to address his answers to their letters to the King. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 253
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Baynard's Castle, 27 January 1544/5. The King agrees about the hoys at Newcastle and will accept the charges involved, also to the exchange of George Carr for the laird of Mow without payment by Carr. A post-script states that a letter concerning Alderman Richard Reed of London is to be conveyed to the Warden of the Middle March [Sir Ralph Eure] speedily. They ask Shrewsbury 'to make him as strange countenance as the letter appoints him strange service, for a man of that sort'. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Post-script, Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838) i.98)
Enclosing folio 255
The Lords of the Council to Sir Ralph Eure, no place, no date [Baynard's Castle, 27 January 1544/5]. Alderman Richard Reed refused the King's request for a benevolence for the wars. The King has ordered him to serve in person as a soldier with Sir Ralph. 'You must use him in all things after the sharp military discipline of the northern wars'. 2pp. Copy, Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.99)
Folio 261
Lord Eure to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Witton, 7 February [1544/5], enclosing a schedule of the men raised by him in certain townships of his inheritance in Yorkshire. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Enclosing folio 262
The certificate of musters referred to in folio 261. 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 263
Lord Eure to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Berwick, 8 February [1544/5], requesting the grant of abbey lands to John Carr, captain of Wark. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 265
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 8 February 1544/5. George Philpot, servant to [Alexander Crichton,] laird of Bromestown [Brunstone], is to have safe conduct into Scotland. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 267
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 10 February 1544/5. William Litche, a Scot who has sworn allegiance to the King, is to have safe conduct into Scotland. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 271
The Duke of Suffolk to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Charing Cross, 12 February 1544/5, recommending to him Saunder [Alexander] Pringle, who is going into Scotland. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 273
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 12 February 1544/5. By the King's command, they send him news of the signal victory over the French at Boulogne. Although Mewrus [Melros] cannot be conveniently fortified, the King is content that it shall not be defaced. The Archbishop of York is coming immediately with the commissions for the benevolence Shrewsbury has requested. 3pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i. 104)
Folio 277
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 13 February 1544/5. Sandy [Alexander] Pringle [cf. folio 271], to whom the King has given 100 crowns and a pension of £25 yearly, is coming to the Border to try the success of a 'device for the annoyance of his Grace's enemies'. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Enclosing folio 279
Articles to subdue the realm of Scotland and especially the frontiers. Send for the chief men of particular surnames, take pledges from those who will swear allegiance and expel the others. [This is Pringle's device, cf. folio 277]. 3pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 289
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, and Sir Ralph Sadler, Master of the Great Wardrobe and a Privy Councillor, from Westminster, 18 February 1544/5. The King sends £5,000 to them by this bearer, William Brakenbury. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 291
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 19 February [1544/5]. They are sending to him their letter to Sir Ralph Eure and the copy of a letter to Sir George Douglas from the King, both of which are to be sent on to Sir Ralph. The King will grant safe conduct for Scots ambassadors and is likely to appoint Shrewsbury, the Bishop of Durham and Mr. [Sir Ralph] Sadler as commissioners to treat with them. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Enclosing folio 285
The Lords of the Council to Sir Ralph Eure, Warden of the Middle March, from Westminster, 19 February 1544/5. Sir George Douglas makes offers of submission but the King will not consent to a truce at this stage [cf. Lambeth Ms. 695, folio 113]. 2pp. Copy. Endorsed. Address in Shrewsbury's hand.
Folio 295
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 22 February [1544/5]. He is to comply with the request of the men of Teviotdale for some relief, to prevent them from turning again to the Scots faction, and money is being sent him. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste for thy life'.
Folio 299
John Wright to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Alnwick, 1 March 1544/5. Sir Ralph Eure commanded him and another, before he went into Scotland, to compile a list of the Scottish pledges in his custody, which he now sends to Shrewsbury. His prisoners are in straighter keeping since news came of the death of Sir Ralph; he asks for instructions for the future. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Enclosing folio 301
The list referred to in folio 299. 1p. Clerk's hand.
And folio 303
Sir Ralph Eure to John Wright, his servant, from Wark, 25 February 1544/5, requesting the list given in folio 301. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 307
Sir Robert Constable to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Edinburgh, 17 March [1544/5]. He has been taken prisoner by Mr. John Hamilton, a kinsman of [John Hamilton,] Abbot of Paisley, and can gain no release by ransom, but could be exchanged for James Hamilton, laird of Enderwyke [Innerwick], a prisoner of Sir Ralph Eure's, and petitions that this be arranged. 1p.
Folio 309
Robert Lewen, Mayor, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Newcastle, 6 March [1544/5]. There are only four ships fit for war in the port; the rest are in the King's service at Calais, Boulogne, or Dover. They plan to equip two ships, the 'Michael' and the 'George' [cf. folio 161] and ask that the Earl advise Mr. Bovill [Hugh Boyvile] of their need of armaments. 2pp. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i. 113)
Folio 313
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 4 March [1544/5]. The King has heard of the death of Sir Ralph Eure [in an ambush at Melros] and has decided to appoint Sir Robert Bowes Warden of the Middle March in his place. Supplies of provisions are to be sent to the Border from Hull as soon as possible and the Archbishop of York has been told to give Shrewsbury all the profits of the benevolence for the conduct of the war. 3pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i. 109)
Folio 317
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 12 March 1544/5. Mr. Patrick Maclaine, servant to [Donald Dubh,] Lord of the Isles, who came from the Earl of Lennox, is now returning with a letter from the King and they desire Shrewsbury to ensure his safe passage. A post-script states that by the enclosed copy of their letter to the Earl of Lennox Shrewsbury will learn of the King's resolution to give 800 crowns reward to the Lord of the Isles; Shrewsbury is to take order to deliver the money to the Earl of Lennox whenever he sends for it. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Enclosing folio 319
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Lennox, no place, no date [Westminster, 12 March 1544/5], telling him of the King's reward to the Lord of the Isles [cf. folio 317]. 1p. Copy.
Folio 323
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 12 March 1544/5. He is to enquire secretly into the state of the garrisons at Berwick and Wark in the past three years. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 325
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, and the rest of the Council there, from Westminster, 18 March 1544/5. The King agrees to a safe conduct for the Master of Kilmaurs to Carlisle for six days. Shrewsbury is to consider which hostages to exchange for which gentlemen taken at Mewrus [Melros] and inform the King. The King will send Archan to the Earl to consider the fortification of Berwick. Powder is dispatched to Shrewsbury but spears are not available at the moment. Sir George Bowes is to be captain of Norham. Alderman Reed [cf. folios 253, 255] is prisoner in Scots hands and Shrewsbury is to try to secure his exchange [cf. Acts of the Privy Council 1542-47, p.284]. 3pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i. 122)
Folio 329
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Wharton, from Darneton [Darlington], 19 March [1544/5], forbidding him to go to the rescue of Langholm, should the Scots attack it, in person: 'lack of good order was the only destruction of the late Warden of the Middle Marches' [cf. folio 313]. 2pp. Draft. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.127)
Folio 333
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Carlisle, 22 March [1544/5]. After professions of friendship and gratitude, he states that his actions in the north have all been taken on the best advice, [cf. folio 329]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 335
Sir Thomas Seymour to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 24 March 1545. At the command of the Council, he sends the Earl at Newcastle 'one half last of corn powder and a half last of serpentine powder, with match sufficient for the same' by the hands of Christopher Starkey [cf. folio 325]. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i. 135)
Folio 339
The Archbishop of York to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from York, 26 March 1545, advising him on the measures being taken to raise the benevolence [cf. folio 313]. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 343
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Westminster, 1 April 1545. Soldiers who lost their armour in the late action are to be supplied with new. Scots borderers who demean themselves peaceably are to be assured protection. The fortresses of Berwick and Wark are particularly commended to his care. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 347
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, and the rest of the Council there, from Westminster, 3 April 1545. John Hume, a Scots prisoner, is to be exchanged for Jasper Owen. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 349
Lord Eure and Sir Robert Bowes to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Berwick, 27 April 1545. The bearer, Robert Scotte of Norham, has been to Eure seeking an exchange for his prisoner, Robert Cokeburn. They support his application. 1p. Paper seal. Clerk's hand, signed by Eure, subscribed and signed by Bowes. Endorsed.
Folio 351
Sir Robert Bowes to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Alnwick, 30 April 1545. The bearer, Sir Thomas Waterton, requests permission to go home on weighty affairs. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 355
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Earl of Hertford, Lieutenant in the North, from Sheffield Lodge, 12 July [1545]. The Earl is unable to furnish the horses and staves demanded of him. 3pp. Draft, clerk's hand. Endorsed by Shrewsbury.
Folio 359
The Earl of Hertford, Lieutenant in the North, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Newcastle, 22 August 1545, commanding him to be ready to repair to Newcastle by 2 September with the 100 men commanded to be raised within his rule by the commission of the late Lieutenant in the North, the Earl of Shrewsbury. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. Address 'Post of Ferrybridge: I charge you, on the King's Majesty's behalf, to delyver thes letters according to ther direction, upon payne of your allegiance'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i. 130)
Folio 363
The Earl of Hertford to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Newcastle, 2 October 1545, desiring him to send the two young Kers, hostages, to Alnwick, to visit their friends for a fortnight. (cf. MS.3206 folio 325). 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 367
Intelligence out of Scotland, no date [1544]. The names of the Lords of the Council at Edinburgh, headed by the Governor of Scotland and [Gavin Dunbar,] Archbishop of Glasgow, chancellor. The French are likely to send forces to Scotland in the spring [cf. folio 185]. 1p. Clerk's hand. Endorsed.
Folio 371
The Earl of Shrewsbury to an unnamed lord, from Sheffield, 7 August [1550]. He excuses himself for not being able to intervene in the matter of the title of [John Nevill, fourth Baron] Latimer to the estates of Nunmunkton and [Kirk]Hamerton, on account of recent instructions from the Privy Council [cf. MS.3193 folio 69(2) and Lambeth Ms. 710, folio 71]. 1p. Draft, clerk's hand.
Folio 375
The information of the constables of Wath, Christopher Harrison and Ralph Daget, about the complaint of Christopher Smith against John Carlton and Robert Winter, for slanderous speeches against the Queen [Mary] whom they called a whore [cf. MS.3194 folio 31], 18 March, n.a. [1553/4]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed by Lord Latimer and Christopher Neville, commissioners in the wapentake of Hallikeld.
Folio 377
Marmaduke Cholmeley [Cholmondeley] to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Newcastle, 4 September [1545]. The Yorkshire troops in Newcastle want money [cf. folio 359]. 1p. Damaged Ms. Paper seal. Endorsed.
Folio 379
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Healaugh, 8 October [1557]. He will prefer a formal complaint against [Henry Clifford, second] Earl of Cumberland [cf. MS.3195 folio 207]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 383
Lord Latimer to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Snape, 30 November n.a., asking for his countenance against Sir Thomas Danby in a suit to be heard by the Council of the North. Danby and his servants attacked him and his men at Snape but it is Latimer and his servants who are indicted, 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Shrewsbury's hand.
Folio 387
Sir George Conyers, Sheriff, and Robert Hyndmer, justice, of Durham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Durham, 12 January [1549/50]. They have found two Scots prisoners in the shire, Laurence Oliphant, heir to [Laurence, third Baron] Oliphant, and John Menteith of Stirling, in the charge of the Bishop of Durham and Henry Eure respectively. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. Address in Shrewsbury's hand.
Folio 391
Sir William Vavasour to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Hazlewood, 13 January 3 Edward VI [1549/50]. A certificate of a Scots prisoner [cf. MS.3193 folio 145 (2)], Edward Carmichael, hostage for his father John Carmichael, captain of Crawford. As far as is known, there are no lands belonging to the prisoner, who is a second son. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Shrewsbury's hand.
Folio 395
Sir Robert Constable to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Everingham, 14 January [1549/50]. He has a prisoner, Archibald Douglas, laird of Glenbervie. He does not know who captured him. Douglas has £25 yearly, inherited from his father, receives 100 marks a year from his mother who is still living, and has scarce £40 moveables. 1p. Endorsed. Address in Shrewsbury's hand.
Folio 399
Lord Latimer to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Snape, 12 February n.a. He requests the arrest of Sir Oswald Wilstrop, Mr. Thomas Markingfield, Francis Wilstrop and four others who abused him while he was out hunting, attacking him and his servants and pulling down three rods of his park pale. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Shrewsbury's hand.
Folio 403
Thomas [Stanley, second Baron] Mounteagle to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Hornby Castle, 22 February n.a. The common of Clapham has been illegally enclosed by William Clapham of Beamsley and the inhabitants vexed by lawsuits. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Shrewsbury's hand.
Folio 407
Sir Robert Ellerker to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Hulne Park, 12 March n.a. [1557]. Sir John Forster has purchased the Abbey at Alnwick and seized a mill of which Ellerker has a lease. He asks to be allowed to pursue his suit against Forster by his attorney, his office of Sheriff [of Northumberland] forbidding his absence. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 411
Sir Christopher Danby to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Thorpe Perrow, 22 March [1551]. Shrewsbury has asked him and the Earl of Lennox to be ruled in a dispute by the decision of two of the Council of the North. He accepts, naming Mr. Robert Chaloner and proposing for his two friends his son-in-law Sir John Neville and his brother-in-law, Sir Christopher Neville. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address in Shrewsbury's hand.
Folio 415
Francis [Hastings, second] Earl of Huntingdon to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Ashby [de la Zouch], 12 September [1549]. He is glad to hear that Shrewsbury is better. He cannot accept his invitation immediately but will as soon as he has settled a rebellion in Rutland and Leicestershire. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i. 163)
Folio 417
An unnamed correspondent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date [March, 1545]. He has learnt that on Friday, 27 March, the Governor of Scotland came to Addington [Haddington] with many lords and conferred. On Monday they intend to invade England, burning Cornhill and Wark. 2pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 421
Sir Ralph Sadler to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in the North, from Berwick, 16 April [1545]. If 30,000 men cannot be mustered for the wars in the Earl's commission, the King must be told but he hopes that it will be possible to have them ready by 12 May. As for the provisioning of the men in the north, he suggests that the Earl write to Newcastle about the matter; there is no hope of help from Berwick or the Wardens. 3pp. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.137
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GB/109/16613Sadler; Sir; Ralph (1507-1587); diplomat1507-1587
GB/109/17303Savile; Sir; Henry (c1517-1569); of Lupsetc1517-1569
GB/109/17307Seymour; Sir; Edward (1539-1621); 1st Earl of Hertford; Duke of Somerset (1547)1539-1621
GB/109/17516Seymour; Sir; Thomas (c 1509-1549); Baron Seymour of Sudelyc 1509-1549
GB/109/17312Stanley; Edward (1509-1572); 3rd Earl of Derby1509-1572
GB/109/17309Talbot; Francis (1500-1560); 5th Earl of Shrewsbury1500-1560
GB/109/17526Talbot; Lord; George (1468-1538); 4th Earl of Shrewsbury and 4th Earl of Waterford1468-1538
DS/UK/3216Tunstall; Cuthbert (1474-1559); Bishop of Durham1474-1559
GB/109/17331Wharton; Thomas (c 1495-1568); 1st Baron Whartonc 1495-1568
GB/109/8504Wolsey; Thomas (1470-1530); Cardinal; Archbishop of York and royal minister1470-1530
GB/109/17539Wriothesley; Lord; Thomas (1505-1550); Baron (1544); Earl of Southampton (1547); Lord Chancellor (1544)1505-1550
GB/109/19075Mary (1542-1587); Queen of Scots1542-1587
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