RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
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Alt Ref NoMS 3194
TitleTalbot Papers
Date1550-1557
DescriptionFolio 1
A fragment of the claims made at the Coronation of Queen Mary [Tudor] by Thomas Babington 'for the bailiwick of the Palace of Westminster'; Henry [Radcliffe, second] Earl of Sussex, 'to be a server'; and Edward [Stanley, third] Earl of Derby, 'to pay the Queen two falcons'. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, annotated in two other hands. Endorsed.
Folio 5
Henry [Fitz Alan, twelfth] Earl of Arundel, to [Francis Talbot, fifth] Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, no place [London], 28 January 1553/4. The Queen is having difficulty with 'certain naughty members of her commonwealth' - the Carews [Sir Gawen and Sir Peter] in the West and [Sir Thomas] Wyatt in Kent - over her proposed marriage with Philip II of Spain. [Henry Grey, the first] Duke of Suffolk has run away. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's and, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.231)
Folio 9
The Earl of Derby to the Sheriff [Sir Adam Mitton] and gentlemen of Shropshire, from St. James', 28 January 1553/4, requesting support for his son, [Henry Stanley, Lord] Strange, in raising the force of the county. 1p. Clerk's hand, Endorsed. 'A true copie'.
Folio 11
A list of the men indicted before [William, third Baron] Dacre [of Gilsland], at Morpeth for the murder of the tenants of Sir Thomas Hilton, and a list of the men imprisoned at Carlisle by Sir Thomas Dacre, 1 March 1 Mary [1553/4].
Folio 15
Thomas, [first Baron] Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Healaugh, 4 February 1553/4, informing him of the precautions taken for the interception of the Duke of Suffolk and other traitors. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 19
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Healaugh, 19 February 1553/4, requesting the Earl to intervene on behalf of the tenants of Richard Graeme, who are being threatened with expulsion although they had paid fines to the previous landlord, Sir Thomas Dacre. 1p. Paper Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 23
Robert Swift to the Earl of Shrewsbury at York, from London, 12 February 1553/4. He has enrolled the Earl's letters patent for the site of the priory of Knaresborough and is attending to other business for the Earl. The Duke of Suffolk and his brothers [Lord Thomas and Lord John Grey] have been arrested and put in the Tower of London, as has [Edward Courtenay, first] Earl of Devonshire. Lady Jane Grey and her husband, Lord Guildford [Dudley], were beheaded today. The Princess Elizabeth has been sent for and [Thomas Radcliffe, Viscount] Fitzwalter, has been sent to the court of the Emperor [Charles V], with the news of Wyatt's defeat. 1p. Endorsed 'with dylygens'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.233)
Folio 27
John, [third Baron] Conyers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Berwick, 22 February 1553/4, requesting that an attachment against Sir Thomas Grey be suspended, as he has been a great help to Conyers in the West Marches. Information about Scottish affairs obtained from a spy has been sent to the Privy Council. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. 'haste'. Address.
Folio 31
John [Nevill, fourth Baron] Latimer and Christopher Neville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, or 'other of the Council at York', from Snape, 18 March 1553/4. Christopher Smyth has been arrested for treasonable speech. The Vicar and churchwardens of Burneston have refused to allow proper services to be held. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 35
A petition of Gabriel Proctor to [Nicholas Heath,] Archbishop of York, Lord Chancellor, no date [c. March, 1556/7, cf. folio 332], asking for protection against [Henry Clifford, second] Earl of Cumberland. Proctor has continual trouble concerning some properties in Yorkshire of which he is bailiff and receiver, despite a writ awarded against the Earl, his servants and tenants, in the court of the Duchy of Lancaster. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 39
Lord Conyers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Berwick, 23 April 1554. A letter which accompanied the certificate of musters for the Eastern Marches, apologizing for not sending the certificates for the other Marches. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'.
Folio 43
Lord Conyers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Berwick, 1 July 1554. The Queen Dowager of Scotland [Mary of Guise] is expected on the Borders and provisions have been laid in for her reception at Jedworth [Jedburgh]. He will send a further report so that the Earl may advise the lords concerned to be at Berwick at an hour's notice. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. Address.
Folio 47
Lord Conyers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant in the North, from Berwick, 6 June 1554. He understands from spies that Mary of Guise intends to visit the Eastern Borders. He is unsure of her intentions but has put himself in readiness and will report further. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.239)
Folio 51
Lord Conyers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Berwick, 19 July 1554. It appears that Mary of Guise is genuinely concerned to deal with problems of justice on the Borders. Conyers has heard that there is 'a great contention' between Donald Mackonnye, Lord of the Isles, and James Cannowe, father-in-law to [Archibald Campbell, fourth] Earl of Argyll, which Mary of Guise is seeking to settle. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.246)
Folio 57
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Conyers, no place, no date [c. June 1554], asking him to discover the purpose of Mary of Guise's visit to the Borders. 2pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 59
Lord Conyers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Berwick, 28 July 1554, giving details of the route taken by Mary of Guise from Jedworth [Jedburgh] in her attempts 'to bring her subjects into amity and love one with another'. He is confident of success in the negotiations for redress with the Wardens of Scotland. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.248)
Folio 63
William [Paulet, first Marquess of] Winchester to the Council of the North 'in the absence of the Lord President there', no place, 7 May 1555, requesting that tenants expelled by a certain Mr. Lisle on the Borders be reinstated in their possessions and confirmed in their leases, 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 67
The Lords of the Council to Lord Dacre, no place [Hampton Court], 26 June 1555. The Earl of Shrewsbury has been made responsible for settling the dispute between the Graemes and the Master of Maxwell [Sir John Maxwell of Terregles]. They advise Dacre to be reconciled with Lord Wharton, with whom he has been at loggerheads. 3pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 71
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Hampton Court, 26 June 1555, asking him to settle the dispute between the Graemes and the Master of Maxwell. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'.
Folio 75
Lord Conyers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord General in the North, from Berwick, 4 July 1555. A fleet, supposedly Danish, has been sighted off the Scottish coast. He gives an account of an engagement between the 'Cat of Lynne' and Scottish vessels, 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'.
Folio 79
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from [Bishop] Auckland, 8 July 1555. He intends to be at Newcastle when the Earl visits. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. Address.
Folio 83
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Hampton Court, 11 July 1555, giving him the news of the defeat of the Turks and the French by the Emperor in Italy and of the Turks by the Knights of St. John in Malta, and requesting more information about the Danish fleet reported off the Scottish coast. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.242)
Folio 87
The Master of Maxwell to Lord Dacre, from Dumfries, 16 July 1555, complaining of the slack administration of justice on the Borders. 2pp. Clerk's hand. Address. in the Earl of Shrewsbury's hand.
Folio 91
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Alnwick, 23 July 1555, telling of the affray of the Swinburnes at Newcastle. He is uncertain what to do about two Scotsmen, Bell and Johnstone, who have appealed for protection in return for helping the English. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 95
Lord Conyers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President and Lord Lieutenant in the North, from Berwick, 1 a.m., 25 July 1555. He has met the Laird of Elphinstone and Mr. Carnegie [Sir Robert Carnegy] to settle various problems on the Borders. Some 'evil-disposed persons of Tividale' [Teviotdale] have caused trouble because they have no wish to see peace on the Borders. 3pp. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. Address.
Folio 99
Lord Conyers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President and Lord Lieutenant in the North, from Berwick, 28 July 1555. The Scots authorities are angry at the riot caused by the men of Teviotdale and Conyers wonders whether an example should not be made of some of the Englishmen for acting so irresponsibly. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'.
Folio 103
Lord Conyers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President and Lord Lieutenant in the North, from Berwick, 28 July 1555. He is anxious because he has not received letters sent him from the court. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'.
Folio 107
Lord Conyers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President and Lord Lieutenant in the North, from Berwick, 3 August 1555. The Scots forces are to rendezvous at Dumfries. He is worried about the Danish fleet lying at Berwick. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. Address.
Folio 111
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Morpeth, 4 August 1555. Ralph Gray of Chillingham and the Laird of Hepburn are trying to avoid service in the Middle Marches. Lord Conyers has supported them, but Wharton intends to force the issue. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. Address.
Enclosing folio 113
Lord Conyers to Lord Wharton, from Berwick, 3 August 1555, asking that Gray and Hepburn be excused service in the Middle Marches. 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 117
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Oatlands, 6 August 1554. Orders to raise the force of the Borders - the Scots have delayed too long in making a satisfactory peace. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed, Endorsed.
Folio 121
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Alnwick, 14 August 1555, apologizing that his house at Wharton is not specially prepared to accommodate the Earl on his journey through Westmorland to York. Nevertheless, he urges the Earl to use it - 'my lady may shoot with her crossbow and your Lordship may see coursing with all your greyhounds'. A post-script states that John Maxwell and the Lairds of Johnstone and Drumlanrig are in trouble with Mary of Guise. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.251)
Folio 125
Lord Conyers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President and Lord Lieutenant in the North, from Berwick, 17 August 1555. Spies have been sent to discover if there are any landings in Scotland. Eighty vessels sighted north of Berwick are supposed to be fishing boats. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'.
Folio 129
A certificate, signed by Lord Conyers, of the Laird of Lochinvar's hostages, delivered to the Lord Warden of the West Marches [Lord Dacre] at Carlisle, 20 February 1554/5. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 135
Lord Dacre to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Naworth, 25 September 1555. He has heard that there is a commission come to the under-sheriff of Cumberland for the execution of the office of the late sheriff [Sir Richard Musgrave] for this year. He has met the Master of Maxwell, in accordance with the decision of a March court, and arranged to meet him again in October to settle Border disputes. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. Address.
Enclosing folios 131, 133 and 134
Three inquests of cases dealt with in the March court. 1p. each.
Latin. Clerk's hand.
Folio 139
Sir William Petre to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North and Privy Councillor, from Greenwich, 25 September 1555. A letter accompanying the Queen's licence for the Earl to absent himself from Parliament, sent by one of his servants. Her Majesty regrets the Earl's illness and asks him to name as his proxies [Anthony Browne, first Viscount] Montagu and [Thomas Thirlby,] Bishop of Ely. Nothing has been done about a substitute for Mr. Chaloner [Sir Thomas Chaloner] in the Privy Council. 1p. Endorsed (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.252)
Folio 145
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Alnwick, 3 October 1555, discussing a dispute with Lord Dacre about fishing rights on the River Derwent [co. Cumberland] and the complaints of Thomas Clavering against the Scots. Mary of Guise is very active on the Borders, seeing that justice is done. 5pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Enclosing folio 143
Informations laid before Lord Wharton at Alnwick, 25 September 1555, giving details of sheep stealing by the Scots at Wark. 1p. Clerk's hand, with the mark of Clavering.
And folio 149
A copy of folio 143. 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 155
John Cryche to the Earl of Shrewsbury from London, 13 October 1555. The Earl's creation fees are due and the horselitter for which he has asked is likely to cost £16. Cryche also gives his master news of the Court. 2pp. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. 'To my Lorde'. Address.
Folio 157
The Earl of Shrewsbury to [Lord Montagu], from Sheffield, 13 October 1555. The Queen has granted him a licence to be absent from this Parliament 'in consideration of my sickness wherewith I have been lately evil vexed, and my continuing imbecility by the reason thereof'. He asks the recipient 'to be good Lord' to his son [George, Lord Talbot], who brings the letter assigning the recipient his proxy. 1p. Draft, clerk's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.253)
Folio 160
The Earl of Shrewsbury to [Sir William Petre], no place [Sheffield], no date [c. 13 October 1555]. He has appointed his proxies for Parliament as requested and discusses some state business briefly. 1p. Damaged Ms. Draft.
Folio 161
The Earl of Shrewsbury to [Lord Wharton], from Sheffield, 20 October 1555. Thomas Clavering has been summoned to appear before the Council [of the North]. More comment and information about Scottish affairs. 1p. and a slip enclosed. Damaged Ms. Draft, clerk's hand.
Folio 165
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Alnwick, 21 October 1555. Mary of Guise has complained about Clavering and the Earl is to deal with the matter. [Patrick Hepburn, third] Earl of Bothwell, has been appointed Warden of the Scottish Borders. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'.
Enclosing folio 167
Letter of complaint about Clavering from Mary of Guise, from Edinburgh, 18 October 1555. 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 171
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Berwick, 30 October 1555. More of the Clavering dispute. The Master of Maxwell has been confined to the Castle of Dingwall. Drumlannick [James Douglas, Laird of Drumlanrig] has been appointed Warden of the West Marches of Scotland. The Earl of Bothwell is near the Border. [Henri Cleutin, sieur] d'Oysel has great authority in Scotland. 3pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. Address.
Folio 175
John Cryche to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 31 October 1555. He has received letters from the Earl by the hands of John Skafe. Mr. Gunter has sent to Norwich for eight pieces of green says and wants to know if the Earl will have any other furnishings if they are not available. Cryche has received £26 for the Earl's fee of the Chamberlainship and hopes for other monies from Mr. [Thomas] Fanshawe. Mr. Hennynge wants his debt paid and the saddler is anxious to be paid for the horselitter [cf. folio 155]. Bishops Ridley and Latimer have been burnt at Oxford. 1p. Endorsed. 'To my Lord'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.254)
Folio 179
Lord Conyers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Skelton, 6 July 1550. Sir Thomas Darcy, Vice-Chamberlain to the King [Edward VI], has asked the Earl to intervene on behalf of his servant, Thomas Kelton. Kelton has been guilty of poaching in the West parts, Middleham, and 'muche other mysdemeanors', and Conyers thinks that he should be dealt with by the Council of the North in the approved manner, 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 183
John Cryche to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 4 November 1555. The green says are not yet available. Mr. Fanshawe hopes to pay the fees due shortly. Mr. Hennynge and the saddler are still anxious for their money. (Cf. folio 175). 1p. Endorsed. 'To my Lord'.
Folio 187
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir Henry Savile, from Sheffield, 9 November 1555. He has received information about the arrest at Rotherham of persons involved in counterfeiting coins. Further action is left to Sir Henry's discretion but Robert Savile is to report to him immediately. 2pp. Draft, clerk's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.257)
Folio 191
John Cryche to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 14 November 1555. There is still difficulty in collecting the fees due from Mr. Fanshawe. The Bishop of Winchester [Stephen Gardiner, also Lord Chancellor] is dead. 1p. Endorsed. 'To my Lord'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.258)
Folio 195
Lord Dacre to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Carlisle, 25 November 1555. The Graemes are being returned to Dacre. He is to take bonds for their good behaviour and set them free. [Cf. folios 67, 71].
Enclosing folio 197
Lord Dacre to the Lords of the Council, from Carlisle, 25 November 1555, concerning the matter of the Graemes. 3pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 203
Sir Thomas Gargrave to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Hoddesden, 4 December 1555. This Parliament is due to end. The King [Philip II] has not yet returned. The Cardinal [Pole] is much at Court. 'It is said that there are divers evil books cast by night in the city, conveyed from beyond the seas, but I have not seen any of them as yet'. 1p. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.259)
Folio 207
Susan C. to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from St. James', 15 December 1555, thanking him for kindness to the bearer, her servant, Rowland Ackthroppe, and asking for his help in taking possession of certain property granted Ackthroppe in County Durham, parcel of the manor of Sosteleye [Softley]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 211
William [Herbert, first] Earl of Pembroke, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 1 January 1555/6. Nicholas Heath, Archbishop of York, has been appointed Lord Chancellor, and [William, first Baron] Paget, Lord Privy Seal. A post-script states that if there are any alterations he will keep Shrewsbury informed. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed and subscribed. Endorsed.
Folio 215
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Wharton, from Sheffield, 17 January 1555/6. Drafts of two letters, the first telling Wharton that he has written to Sir Thomas Dormer and Sir William Ingleby to be at Newcastle for 26 January for the royal service, the second telling him that processes have been sent for [Thomas] Clavering and [John] Selby to appear at York, together with a note of letters sent. 3pp. Drafts, Sir Thomas Gargrave's hand.
Folio 219
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Alnwick, 19 February 1555/6, asking that Roger Thornton, gentleman, be excused attendance before the Council of the North because of his business on the Borders. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 223
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Berwick, 7 March 1555/6, asking that the bearer, Sir Thomas Grey, be pardoned if his attendance before the Council at York be delayed, because he received the letters late, and that he be not long detained because of the troubles on the Borders. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 227
The Earl of Shrewsbury to [Lord Wharton], from Sheffield, 28 March 1556, requesting information about the state of the Borders in case of a Scottish invasion. How many able-bodied men would be available? how many needed? What food, transport, munitions, would there be? 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 229
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from St. James', 30 April 1556. 'Whereas we have been lately informed that certain lewd persons, to the number of six or seven in a company, naming themselves to be servants unto Sir Francis Leek [Leake], and wearing his livery, and badge on their sleeves, have wandered about those North parts, and represented certain plays and interludes, containing very naughty and seditious matter touching the King and Queen's Majesties, and the state of the realm, and to the slander of Christ's true and Catholic religion, contrary to all good order, and to the manifest contempt of Almighty God, and dangerous example of others', they require the Earl to order all justices of the peace within his rule to forbid plays and to apprehend and punish as vagabonds any players, and to write to Sir Francis to send these players to him for examination and punishment. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.260) John Strype, Ecclesiastical Memorials relating chiefly to religion (1822), iii, 2.413-4
Folio 233
Sir Robert Brandling to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant General in the North, from Newcastle, 1 May [1556], asking permission to sell beer, red herring, and other goods, surplus to the requirements of the Calais fleet, to the people of Tynemouth. 1p. Endorsed 'haste'.
Folio 237
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant in the North, from Alnwick, 9 May 1556. A report on Border affairs - some counter-feit coiners have been arrested; the Queen Regent of Scotland [Mary of Guise] is having difficulty with her Parliament; the French troops have left Jedburgh; there is trouble among the gentry of Northumberland. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 241
Lord Conyers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Aldwark, 12 May 1556, asking for the reinstatement of the bearer, John Selby, who has been dismissed as porter of Berwick Castle. [Cf. folio 215 and Acts of the Privy Council 1554-56, p.301]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 245
The Marquess of Winchester and the Earl of Arundel to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from the Court, 15 May 1556, requesting the payment of £30, Garter fees, in their capacities as collectors of the debts of the Knights Companion. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address 'sent George', in the hand of the sixth Earl of Shrewsbury.
Folio 247
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Queen [Mary], no place, no date [1556], complaining of the oppressive methods used in raising troops at Hull and other places in the neighbourhood by Captain Drury. 1p. Draft, in the hand of Sir Thomas Gargrave.
Folio 249
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant in the North, from Alnwick, 13 May 1556. The justices of Northumberland have ordered 'watch of beacons for the sea'. The Scottish Parliament ended on 9 May. Scots and English deputies have met and will hold further meetings to settle Border disputes. A post-script gives information about counterfeit coiners at York. 3pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.263)
Enclosing a slip
Certificate of the musters for Northumberland: horsemen, 720; footmen, 1,345, whereof bowmen, 314; billmen with lance staves, 731. Clerk's hand.
Folio 255
Sir John Porte to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Etwall, 17 June [1556]. Two demi-lances are ready for service and to be sent to Newcastle; he awaits further instructions. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 259
Sir Leonard Beckwith to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Berwick, 28 June 1556. A report of a meeting of the Commissioners of England and Scotland on 26 June 1556. They have to deal with more than 1,000 cases of encroachments and are likely to continue meeting until Michaelmas. 1p. Endorsed. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.269)
Folio 262
Lord Dacre to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Carlisle, 8 July 1556. The Earl of Bothwell's expedition against the rebels of the West Marches has been unsuccessful. The Lairds of Lockinvar and Hempsfield are prisoners. Many Cumberland men have applied for letters missive without just cause, on motives of private malice. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 266
Leonard Dacre to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Carlisle, 23 July 1556, reporting that the Earl of Bothwell has been captured in an ambush by rebels near Annan, 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address. 'Yesterday the rebelles... about Annan... ceesed & had a way CCC hed of catle & lyke many sheep without reskewe'.
Folio 270
Sir Christopher Metcalfe to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Nappaye [Nappa], 25 July [1554]. He is sending on the Queen's commission with the bill and answer on an unnamed dispute between two parties, as instructed; he and his companions had insufficient time to deal with the matter and would like to continue the examination of witnesses at a later date. 1p. Paper Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 276
Sir John Porte to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Etwall, 17 August 1556. He is experiencing difficulty in raising money in Derbyshire, despite his authorization from the Queen, 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Enclosing folios 274 and 274 (2)
Copies of two letters from the Queen appointing Sir John Porte to receive money by privy seals, from Eltham, 31 July, and St. James', 20 July [1556], authorizing him to collect £100 from himself and from each of the following: Sir George Vernon; Sir Peter Frecheville; Sir William Cavendish; Thomas Babington, esquire; Sir Henry Sacheverell; Richard Blackwall, esquire; Sir George Pierrepont; and George Sowche [Zouch], esquire, 1p. each. Clerk's hand.
Folio 280
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President, and the rest of the Council of the North, from St. James', 8 October 1556. A proclamation made in London forbidding the circulation of the Irish 'rose' pence has proved ineffectual; they therefore request the proclamation of the Orders in Council throughout the North parts. A postscript suggests that it should be sufficient to post the orders in the market places of large towns, 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 282
Sir Thomas Dacre to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Carlisle, 21 October 1556. His father, Lord Dacre, is ill with some kind of mental disturbance, from which he has suffered before, and Sir Thomas is confident of a speedy recovery. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 288
Sir Robert Brandling and Cuthbert Blount to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Newcastle, 28 December 1556, asking for the Earl's opinion on dealing with the disorders in the town of Newcastle. They have presented a bill before the Privy Council and the Mayor is bringing the matter to the attention of [Cuthbert Tunstall,] Bishop of Durham. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 292
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Greenwich, 31 January 1556/7. The forces of Yorkshire and Derbyshire are to be put in readiness and orders to be made for money, food, and munitions. The exact extent of the Earl's duties as Lord Lieutenant is defined. A post-script states that letters have been sent to Lord Conyers, [William, second Baron] Eure, [Henry, ninth Baron] Scroope, Lord Dacre, [Henry Neville, fifth] Earl of Westmorland and the Earl of Cumberland, to the same effect. 2pp. Paper Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 296
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Alnwick, 8 February 1556/7. He has held a Warden's Court at Alnwick, from 3 to 8 February. 'Over great a charge it is to such an unmeet subject as I am to rule so great a country, which has been so long suffered in disorder'. He has called a muster and the gentlemen, freeholders and 'rulers of men' confess to 820 horsemen and 1,149 footmen. He understands that the Russian Ambassador [Osep Napea] is leaving Edinburgh for England this day. The French troops are leaving Scotland. A post-script reminds the Earl of a certain young 'maide of Lincolne' he has in ward. 3pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.270)
Enclosing a slip
Details of the business at the Warden's Court held at Alnwick, 3 to 8 February 1556/7. Clerk's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.273)
Folio 302
The Archbishop of York to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 13 February 1556/7, asking for assistance in dealing with deer-stealers in his park at Cawood. A subscription lists four names. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed; the subscription in another hand. Endorsed.
Folio 306
Lord Dacre to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Carlisle, 18 February 1556/7. He encloses on a separate sheet a certificate of musters for the West Marches. Bills have been filed against the Graemes for £3,000; he has some sympathy for them. 2pp. and a slip. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. Address.
Folio 310
[Lord Eure] to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from [Witton], 26 February [1556/7], giving details of the able-bodied men available from his estates. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signature missing. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 314
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Berwick, 28 February 1556/7. He has received the Earl's letters of 24 February and will endeavour to carry out his instructions. He encloses copies of his letter to the Commissioners of Scotland and their reply. There are rumours of a Scottish Parliament. The estate of [Archibald Douglas, sixth] Earl of Angus is to be divided, but it is rumoured that David Douglas is likely to be created Earl of Angus. A great number in Scotland 'are sorry that they suffered the ambassador of Russia to depart out of the same; he may thank God that he escaped from their cruel covetousness with his life'. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), i.274)
Enclosing folio 316
Lord Wharton to the Commissioners of Scotland, from Alnwick, 15 February 1556/7, complaining of delay in fulfilling their obligations. 2pp. Clerk's hand.
And folio 317
Richard Maitland, Laird of Lethington, and James Makgill, two of the Commissioners of Scotland, to Lord Wharton, from Edinburgh, 24 February 1556/7, replying to the above letter. 2pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 320
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Berwick, 27 February 1556/7. He will 'endeavour myself to performe and execute' the Earl's commissions. A post-script states that no subsidies nor taxes are to be levied in Northumberland 'except upon the alliance'. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 324
Lord Dacre to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Carlisle, 11 March 1556/7. He has met [James, fourth Baron] Fleming, Warden of the West Marches of Scotland, and reached agreement about the fine on the Graemes. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'haste'. Address.
Folio 328
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Berwick, 12 March 1556/7. A letter accompanying details of ordnance and men available at Northumberland castles. A convention to conclude peace began at Stryvelling [Stirling] on 4 February and Mary of Guise is hoping for a settlement, as she intends to go to France in the summer. David Douglas is to be Earl of Angus. Sir Robert Carnegy is a possible ambassador to England. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 332
The Archbishop of York, [Lord Chancellor], to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 14 March 1556/7. Gabriel Proctor is in danger of his life at the hands of the Earl of Cumberland's servants [cf. folio 35]. He asks for more information and that Shrewsbury deal with the matter. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 336
[Lord Dacre] to the Lords of the Council, no place, 16 March 1556/7. The long dispute between the Graemes and the Maxwells is to be concluded. 2pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 340
Lord Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Alnwick, 20 March 1556/7. He reports disorders on the Borders. Sixteen horsemen in Liddisdale have burnt a house as an act of vengeance. He has appealed to Lord Dacre to intervene, but nothing has been done. On 14 March a number of horses were stolen by the Scots. The Scots have delayed a meeting to settle outstanding differences for three weeks, and there is a disagreement among the officers on the West Borders, which sets a bad example. A Warden's Court was held at Alnwick on 17 March and Scottish and English rebels were tried, convicted and executed. 3pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
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