RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 3198
TitleTalbot Papers
Date1550-1590
DescriptionFolio 1
Robert [Dudley, first Earl of] Leicester to Mr. [Thomas] Baldwin, no place, no date, recommending a gentleman named Luke Ward as a sea captain in place of Mr. [Martin] Frobisher [cf. folio 92]. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed.
Folio 3
George [Talbot, sixth Earl of] Shrewsbury to Mr. Baldwin [Sheffield, early 1580, cf. MS.3206 folio 1,001], declining to deal for Sir Thomas Gresham's house because of his debts; he must be content with Coldharbour and Chelsea. 1p.
Folio 4
R. Fletewoode to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Penwortham, 27 March 1580. The confession of a supposed witch, Dorothy Browne, before the Sheriff of Derbyshire, Sir Thomas Cockayne, touching Jane Cockshute at Duddell in Lancashire is found to be untrue. 1p. Endorsed. Address in sixth Earl's hand.
Folio 6
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Queen, from Sheffield [17 October] 1580, acknowledging her letter on behalf of his 'evil tenants of Glossopdale', in which she questioned his leaving Mary, Queen of Scots. He was away only three days and she was well guarded. He asks for an audience [cf. folio 43]. 1p. Copy. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii. 188)
Folio 8
Grace [Talbot, wife of Henry] Cavendish to Mr. Baldwin, from Hadley, Thursday, no date, requesting a loan of £10; her husband is away. [cf. folio 76]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 10(A)
The Earl of Shrewsbury to [William Cecil, first Baron] Burghley, [Sheffield], no date [1580, cf. MS.3197 folio 383]. He regrets that the Queen will not consent to his going to Chatsworth with Mary, Queen of Scots nor allow him access to his children. He instances examples of his strict surveillance at Buxton and is sure that only the letters to and from the French Ambassador reach her. 2pp. Draft, unsigned. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii. 190)
Folio 10(B)
The Earl of Shrewsbury to an unnamed correspondent [the Earl of Leicester?], [Sheffield, 1580, cf. folio 10(A)]. He understands from the Lord Treasurer [Lord Burghley] that the Queen does not like the proposal to move Mary, Queen of Scots, to Chatsworth, because his daughter Talbot would be near her, lying in childbed. He asks his correspondent to plead that he may go, to sweeten his house, and that his children may come to him. 1p. Draft. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.192)
Folio 12
Sir Francis Walsingham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 8 April 1580, giving an account of the Council proceedings concerning his Glossopdale tenants. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed.
Folio 14
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir Francis Walsingham, Secretary of State, [Sheffield], no date [1580]. He earnestly desires to come to Court, despite illness and the unseasonableness of the time of year. 1p. Copy. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.192)
Folio 15
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Haddon, 31 August 1580, desiring the appointment of custos rotulorum in Derbyshire, though Sir John Zouch is pressing for it. 1p. Endorsed. Address in sixth Earl's hand.
Folio 17
Roger Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court at Westminster, 11 May 1580, reinforcing the arguments of his brother's letter [cf. folio 18]. 1p.
Folio 18
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 9 May 1580, asking the Earl not to sponsor any other claimant for the position of custos rotulorum in Derbyshire [cf. folio 10]. 1p.
Folio 19
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John and Roger Manners, from Sheffield, 12 May 1580, regretting that he has already proposed his son Gilbert as custos rotulorum in Derbyshire, not knowing their wishes, and protesting friendship. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed. Endorsed. Address in sixth Earl's hand.
Folio 20
Thomas Baldwin to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Coldharbour, 1 July 1580. The Queen has been ill, through taking a bath. A new strange sickness, which 'does grieve men in the head, and with a stitch over the stomach', has affected many in London. 'Monsieur Daubeny' [Esme Stuart, seigneur d'Aubigné, first Earl of Lennox] is reported a convert to the reformed religion in Scotland. [Arthur, fourteenth Baron] Grey of Wilton is to go into Ireland with more than 7,000 soldiers. Lord Burghley advises the Earl to desist in his request to take Mary, Queen of Scots to Chatsworth [cf. folio 10(A)]. He has ten days in which to answer the offer of Burton Abbey for £2,200. 3pp. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.174)
Folio 22
Sir Edward Norreys to Mr. Vice-Chamberlain [Sir Christopher Hatton], [Spain, June 1589, cf. MS.3200 folio 299]. The expedition landed at Peniche and marched to Lisbon, which Sir John Norreys besieged for four days before retiring to Cascais and the supporting fleet. Victuals are failing and men falling sick so that the English may be forced to leave. 3pp. Clerk's hand, endorsed as a minute of the letter. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.379)
Folio 24
William Every to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Chard, 4 June 1580, offering £400 for wool of this year, which, with an offer already made by the bearer, Christopher Hollowe, makes a total of £1,200 at 11s. the stone. He asks that the wool may be well washed and conditioned, although bought before clipping. 1p. Damaged MS. Endorsed. Address in sixth Earl's hand.
Folio 26
Thomas Baldwin to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 24 June 1580. [Henry Bourbon], Prince of Condé has come to England to seek the Queen's help. The bill for the diet money [of Mary, Queen of Scots] is not signed and Baldwin needs money. Monseigneur [Francois Valois, Duke of Alençon] has been told that the Queen may not marry until the French troubles are solved. 2pp. Damaged MS. Endorsed. 'To my Lorde'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.170)
Folio 28
Thomas Fowler to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 1 July 1580, proposing a lease of Templehurst Park for two years from Michaelmas next at £30 odd yearly, [cf. MS.3200 folio 140]. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in sixth Earl's hand.
Folio 30
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, [Sheffield], 25 June 1580, desiring that his picture may be sent to Sir Francis Walsingham and to the Lord Admiral [Edward Clinton, first Earl of Lincoln]. 1p.
Folio 31
Lawrence Wright to Gilbert Talbot at Chatsworth, from Snelston, 4 July 1580. He has searched the records in the Tower and at the Exchequer about the tenure of the lands of a ward of the Earl's, Sherbroke of Oxton. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 33
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 9 July 1580. He regrets having troubled Burghley about Mary, Queen of Scots' proposed visits to Buxton and Chatsworth [cf. folio 20]. For the second time in a year he must ask for the payment of her diet money and trusts that the Queen has not taken some dislike to his services. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii. 177)
Folio 35
Henry [Hastings, third Earl of] Huntingdon to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Topcliffe, 1 August 1580, promising to carry out Shrewsbury's instructions for the raising of the musters in Hallamshire and to ask the custos rotulorum of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Mr. Francis Wortley, to report on the raising of the musters there. 1p. Damaged MS. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed.
Folio 37
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Buxton, 9 August 1580. He brought Mary, Queen of Scots to Buxton on 28 July and is guarding her circumspectly, as the Queen desires. He complains that the Queen considers him unworthy of his allowance for her but protests 'the desire I have to serve my Sovereign makes peril and pain a pleasure to me'. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii. 181)
Folio 39
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court at Nonsuch, 22 June 1580, desiring the Earl to protect William Woodcock and Elizabeth, his wife, who are being molested in their farm at Ollerbrook by some troublesome persons. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in sixth Earl's hand indicates received 22 August.
Folio 41
Sir Francis Leake to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, from Sutton, 5 September 1580, concerning the sale of his lease of Harwood Grange. 1p. Endorsed. Address in sixth Earl's hand.
Folio 43
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Queen, from Sheffield, 17 October [1580]. A draft of folio 6. 1p. Draft, clerk's hand.
Folio 45
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, from Sheffield, 6 November 1580, discussing family business. A post-script states that he has written to Mr. Secretary [Dr. Thomas] Wilson asking for an audience with the Queen. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 47
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, from Sheffield, 15 November 1580. He is short of money and unable to pay the debts of Francis, Lord Talbot, unless Roger Manners could lend him £200. He has written to Lord Burghley, enclosing a letter to the Queen asking for the diet money for Mary, Queen of Scots. He asks Baldwin to remind Alderman [Thomas] Pullyson about the money due for lead. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed.
Folio 49
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 16 November 1580. Great complaints of a shortage of money; he would like to purchase one of two parks from [Ambrose Dudley, first] Earl of Warwick but is not able. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 51
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, from Sheffield, 20 November 1580. He is glad to hear that the Queen likes his sons Edward and Harry and suggests that they remain at Court until the New Year; meanwhile, Baldwin is to see that they are not idle. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.183, Joseph Hunter, The History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Rev. A. Gatty (1869), p. 117)
Folio 53
Thomas Baldwin to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 22 December 1580. He hopes to receive some of the diet money for Mary, Queen of Scots before Christmas. He encloses a list of the 'strangers'. [Italians and Spaniards] taken in Ireland [at Smerwick, in the suppression of the rebellion of Gerald Fitz Gerald, fourteenth Earl of Desmond]. 2pp. Damaged MS. Seal. Address. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii. 185)
Folio 55
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, from Sheffield, 30 January 1580/1. He is sending a shipload of lead to London. 1p. Seals. Endorsed 'haste'. Address.
Folio 57
Dr. Thomas Wilson to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 31 January 1580/1. He has shown the Earl's letter to the Queen but he cannot hold out any hope that the Earl will receive all the diet money for Mary. Queen of Scots which he has claimed and recommends him to devise some good suit, in fee farm or otherwise, for his better payment. He has had a packet of letters from the French Ambassador for Mary. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii. 193)
Folio 59
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Coldharbour, from Sheffield, 2 February [1582/3]. He has received some letters signed by Lord Burghley, the Earl of Leicester and Blanche Parry which he suspects to be forged and asks Baldwin to check upon them [cf. folio 1891. 1p. clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 61
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 16 February 1580/1. If his diet money for Mary, Queen of Scots is not paid punctually he will seek to be relieved of her custody. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 63
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, from Sheffield, 23 February 1580/1. He desires him to ascertain from Mr. Secretary [Sir Francis Walsingham] just how much of the diet money for Mary, Queen of Scots he is to receive and to enquire the price of plate, as he may have to sell his plate to satisfy his creditors. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.195)
Folio 65
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 16 March 1580/1. The Glossopdale men are still troublesome. An Italian at Oxford has been recommended [as tutor] for his sons [Edward and Henry]. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 66
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from St. James', 13 April 1581, thanking him for his concessions to his Glossopdale tenants. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in sixth Earl's hand.
Folio 68
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 22 February 1580/1, complaining of his Glossopdale tenants and the non-payment of the diet money for Mary, Queen of Scots. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 70
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, from Sheffield, 16 April 1581, discussing the tenure of the lands of [Richard] Jessop in Little Sheffield. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed. (Joseph Hunter, The History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Rev. A. Gatty (1869), p. 368)
Folio 72
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, [London], 21 April 1581, complaining that his right of placing a bailiff in the honour of Pomfret [Pontefract] is infringed. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 74
Thomas Bayly [Bailey] to Thomas Baldwin at Coldharbour, from Sheffield, 25 April 1581, reporting in Latin on the play with which St. George's Day was celebrated and sending greetings in English to his brother William at Court. 1p. Latin and English. Endorsed. (Joseph Hunter, The History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Rev. A. Gatty (1869), p. 80)
Folio 76
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, from Sheffield, 5 May 1581, giving an account of his conversation with his Glossopdale tenants on their return from the Council and desiring him to send £40 to his daughter Grace [Cavendish], who is sick. A post-script states that the Earl has sent Baldwin two dozen penknives. 3pp. Endorsed.
Folio 78
Roger Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from the Court, 20 May 1580, remonstrating on his refusal to give the office of custos rotulorum in Derbyshire to John Manners. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 80
Richard Cockes to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 11 June 1582, concerning the parsonage at Whitchurch and suits before the Council of the North. 3pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in a clerk's hand indicates Shrewsbury agreed to the dismissal of the matter to the Common Law.
Folio 82
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Buxton, 19 June 1581, concerning the rent of the farm at Ardsley. [Cf. Lambeth MS. 698, folio 103]. 1p. Endorsed. Address in another hand records that the farm rent was tendered at the fontstone of St. Paul's from 9 a.m. to sunset on 23 June 1581 and on St. Thomas' Day [3 July] this is signed by John and Thomas Baldwin, Thomas Bailey, and Richard Cuthbert.
Folio 84
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield Castle, 12 June 1582, asking him to further his suit to the Queen for a grant of lands in fee farm to compensate him for the non-payment of his diet money for Mary, Queen of Scots. He is ready to go to Buxton with the Queen of Scots. 1p. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.219)
Folio 86
Sir Francis Walsingham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 21 July 1581, desiring him to direct letters to the Lord Treasurer [Lord Burghley] as he is going to France 'about this great cause' [the proposed marriage with the Duke of Alençon]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 88
Gilbert Dickenson to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Sheffield, 28 July 158[5]. The country people are preparing a great welcome for the Earl upon his return to Sheffield. 1p. Endorsed. 'To my Lorde'. (Joseph Hunter, The History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Rev. A. Gatty (1869), p.97)
Folio 90 recto
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Earl of Leicester, from Sheffield, 23 October 1581. His arrangements that Captain [Martin] Frobisher and the purser of his ship should meet and provision it are not yet complied with, but [Thomas] Baldwin will be in London next week and will put things in order. 1p. Copy.
Folio 90 verso a)
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the officers of the College of Arms, from Sheffield, 23 October 1581, asking their opinion of the claim of the bearer, Bluemantle Pursuivant [Nicholas Dethick] to be entitled by ancient custom to the vacant place of Windsor Herald. 1p. Copy.
Folio 90 verso b)
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Earl of Leicester, from Sheffield, 23 October 1581, informing him of the above. Copy.
Folio 91
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir Christopher Hatton, from Sheffield, 23 October 1581, recommending the bearer, George Fullwood, to the service of Hatton or the Queen. 1p. Copy.
Folio 92
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin from Sheffield, 2 November 1581, desiring him to send wax lights, torches and table linen for Mary, Queen of Scots. He must sell his ship for ready money; he has been deceived by Frobisher [cf. folio 90 recto]. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 93
Thomas Baldwin to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hertford, 21 November 1582. The plague rages in Hertford and London, where 98 died last week. He discusses much family business. 3pp. Endorsed.
Folio 95
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, [Sheffield], 23 November 1581. He cannot understand why the doctors think it improper for him to have a pipe in his leg. Since Mr. [Robert] Beale's coming, Mary, Queen of Scots doubts herself greatly and now has asked for physicians. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 97
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, from Sheffield, 28 November 1581, discussing family matters; the Countess is pressing him for money - 'the old song'. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 99
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 1 December 1581. He would not have Baldwin to come down until Mr. [Robert] Beale has returned from here. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 101
Sir Thomas Bromley, Lord Chancellor, and Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, to Francis, Lord Talbot, no place, 1 December 1581, requesting his payment of £8 17s. 9¼d. due for the subsidy. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed by both. Endorsed.
Folio 103
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 18 January 1581/2, earnestly asking permission to come to London. 1p. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand.
Folio 105
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Coldharbour, from Sheffield, 25 January 1581/2. This gentleman, Dr. [William] Gilbert, whom the Queen sent to attend him, arrived too late to treat his gout on this occasion but he desires Baldwin to reward him well, as he promises to send the Earl some biscuit bread and a serecloth against future attacks. He has written to the Earl of Leicester, by whose means Gilbert came to him, to further his suit to the Queen; £400 a quarter 'will hardly serve to find fuel, light, spoil of my stuff, besides many other heavy charges, and the keeping of 40 soldiers daily in my house'. 1p. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.200)
Folio 107
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, from Sheffield, 20 January 1581/2. His suit with Biddulph is to be determined by arbitration. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed.
Folio 109
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, from Sheffield, 25 January 1581/2. His creditor, Blitheman, has been guilty of misconduct. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 111
[Roger] Beckwith to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Bamforth [Bamford]. 20 February 1581/2, thanking him for favours shown. [Cf. Acts of the Privy Council 1580-81, p. 362]. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed.
Folio 113
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, [Sheffield], 1 February 1581/2. He intends to remove to Sheffield Castle and there remain until the end of Lent. 1p. Endorsed. (W. de G. Birch, 'Original Documents Relating to Sheffield, principally in connection with Mary Queen of Scots', Journal of the British Archaeological Association (March, 1874), p. 321)
Folio 115
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 3 February 1581/2, concerning a bill in Chancery against his ward, Vernon. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed.
Folio 116
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, [Sheffield], 5 February 1581/2. He has settled with Blitheman [cf. folio 109] and discovered a covenant between Beckwith and a Captain Molesworth [cf. folios 111 and 134]. His sons [Edward and Henry] are going to France with Baldwin and he thanks him for his services. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 118
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, 'removing to Sheffield Castle', 9 February 1581/2. He is taking Mary, Queen of Scots back to Sheffield Castle; he has sent his wife to Chatsworth. 1p. Endorsed. (W. de G. Birch, 'Original Documents Relating to Sheffield, principally in connection with Mary Queen of Scots', Journal of the British Archaeological Association (March, 1874), p.322)
Folio 120
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield Castle, 10 February 1581/2. His son Gilbert's wife [Mary] has given birth to a daughter [Elizabeth], Francis, Lord Talbot is to give the Earl's New Year's gift to the Queen and to pay the nurse and midwife (40s. for the nurse and nearly as much for the midwife). Mr. [Robert] Beale has advised him to write to the Lord Treasurer [Lord Burghley] to further his suit to the Queen [about the diet money for Mary, Queen of Scots]. 'I am removed to the castle, and am most quiet when I have the fewest women here, and am best able to discharge the trust reposed in me'. A post-script states that he has been moved to take [Elizabeth] Lady Lennox' men but has refused; 'I have too many spies in my house already' [cf. folio 195] 1p. Endorsed. Address. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.201)
Folio 122
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield Castle, 2 March 1581/2, thanking him for past services and seeking his support in his suit for the diet money for Mary, Queen of Scots, 1p. Endorsed. Address. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.206)
Folio 124
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield Castle, 2 July [1583]. He is glad that his boys Edward and Henry have returned safely [from France, cf. folio 116] but sorry to learn that Charles Cavendish is spreading false reports. He asks that all the boys should come to Sheffield; when they come, they are to be stout with his Countess, who has set her children to give evil speeches against him. 1p. Endorsed. Address notes christening of Gilbert Talbot's son John.
Folio 126
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 23 August 1582, earnestly requesting that he may see the Queen within the next three weeks, 'lest I be staid by my enemy' [the gout]. Mr. [Francis] Wortley could be left in charge of Mary, Queen of Scots. 1p. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.232)
Folio 128
Roger Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from Coldharbour, 13 April 1583, offering his congratulations on the birth of a grandson [John, cf. folio 124]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 130
Richard Bagot and others to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Brickley Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), 23 April 1582, concerning land enclosed by the keepers of Needwood Forest, 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 132
John [May, Bishop of] Carlisle to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, at Sheffield, from Rose Castle, 25 April 1582, asking for the rent due for Melbourne and complaining of a false claim to the presentation of the vicarage by one Winslow. 2pp. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 134
Edwin [Sandys, Archbishop of] York to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Bishopthorpe, 20 April 1582, requesting that the fine upon Beckwith's estate of Selby, lately unwarily bought by the Earl of Shrewsbury, may be mitigated [cf. folios 111, 116]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 136
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield Castle, 30 April 1582, complaining that his allowance for Mary, Queen of Scots is abated and that he has written daily to Mr. Secretary [Sir Francis Walsingham] for permission to come to Court without success. 1p. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.218)
Folio 138
Robert Lougher to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from Doncaster, 3 May 1582, suggesting that venison be sent to the Archbishop of York at Southwell [cf. folio 134] and discussing church matters. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 140
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 12 July 1582, desiring him to borrow money on his lead. He is lately returned from Buxton with Mary, Queen of Scots, 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 141
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Coldharbour, from Sheffield, 14 May 1582, complaining that he is suffering from gout. He has received letters by Mr. John Manners' man, together with the writing from Mr. [Robert] Beale, which he has sealed and is sending to Baldwin. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 142
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Coldharbour, from Sheffield, 15 May 1582. His wife wants a horselitter and he desires Baldwin and his son Gilbert Talbot to see that she has a very handsome, large one immediately after Whitsun, if not before. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address: 'Imprimis lx li., item xij li., item xv li.'
Folio 144
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Coldharbour, from Sheffield, 17 May 1582, exhorting him to attend to his suits against his debtors, for he has great occasions to use money. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 146
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 30 May 1582. Doctors Smythe and Barsdale have ended their physic with Mary, Queen of Scots and she now goes to Buxton; Shrewsbury would rather attend Burghley than her. 1p. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand.
Folio 148
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Coldharbour, from Sheffield, 18 May 1582, instructing him to prepare Coldharbour against his coming to Court. He is going to Buxton with Mary, Queen of Scots. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 150
A brief inventory of the household goods and furniture of the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield Castle and the Manor Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), Sheffield, and an inventory of the goods of Mary, Queen of Scots, 18 June 1582. 19pp. Clerk's hand. Endorsed. (Jnl. Brit. Arch. Assocn., XXX (1874), pp. 251-263).
Folio 160
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, from Buxton, 20 June 1582, ordering him to send down 20 or 40 1bs. of pepper, saffron, mace and cloves. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 161
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, [Buxton, 27 June 1582]. Draft of folio 164. 2pp. Copy. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand.
Folio 162(A)
John Crotley to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Buxton, from Fawthyt, 23 June 1582, giving news of Beckwith's affair [cf. folio 134] and recommending two men as foresters, 1p. Endorsed 'with speed'.
Folio 162(B)
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John Crotley, from Buxton, 24 June 1582, regretting that he cannot buy some land because of the cost of his children, nor can he pay the debts of Francis, Lord Talbot. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 163
A memorandum that Mr. Henry Cavendish granted the manor of Dowbridge to his wife Grace for eighty years, if she should live so long, on 30 June 1582. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed and witnessed. Address: "To my hard at Buxston with speed"
Folio 164
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Buxton, 27 June 1582, pressing his suit to the Queen for land in fee farm and quoting precedents for such a reward. 2pp. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.219)
Final version of 161, retained presumably as copy
Folio 166
Robert Beale to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from Barnes, 28 June 1582. He has reported to the Queen on his recent negotiations with Mary, Queen of Scots. As it seems that her Majesty wishes to deliberate on the matter, he has informed the Earl of Leicester, Mr. Vice-chamberlain [Sir Christopher Hatton] and Mr. Secretary [Sir Francis Walsingham] and asked them to press the Queen for a reply. None is forthcoming as yet. 2pp. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.221)
Folio 168
The Lords of the Council to the Commissioners for the Subsidy in Derbyshire, from the Court at Greenwich, 8 July 1582, charging some of them with partiality and requesting the second payment of the subsidy. 4pp. Copy.
Folio 170
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 15 July 1582, enclosing a bill from Mary, Queen of Scots which she wishes Baldwin to receive and instructing him to get Walsingham's permission first; she says that she has great need of money. He is sorry that Baldwin has not put more of his debtors in execution. 'My riches they talk of are in other men's purses'. He complains of spies about him. 1p. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.223)
Folio 172
The Countess of Shrewsbury to Sir Thomas Cornwallis, [Chatsworth], 15 July 1582, asking him to use his influence with Sir Thomas Kitson to ensure that he continues to treat her son Charles [Cavendish] as a son-in-law despite the death of his daughter Margaret, and requesting Cornwallis' own continued favour towards her son. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed: 'Good Juyll I pray you take payns to wryt out thes with your owne hand'.
Folio 173x
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir Francis Walsingham, Secretary of State, from Sheffield, 5 August 1582. He has communicated the contents of Walsingham's recent letters to Mary, Queen of Scots, who, finding that the Queen objected to her writing to the Privy Council, asked to deal directly with her Majesty. She protests that she has done everything possible to bring an agreement between her son [James VI of Scotland] and the Queen. Shrewsbury asks Walsingham to press for permission for him to come to Court within the month, for fear of his enemy [the gout] and recommends Mr. [Francis] Wortley, a member of the Council of the North, as guardian of Mary in his absence. 2pp. Draft. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.229)
Enclosing folio 173
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Queen, from Sheffield, 5 August 1582, requesting that he have permission to undertake a fortnight's journey to see her, after ten years. 1p. Damaged MS. Draft. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.228)
Folio 174
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 24 August 1582, countermanding an order for a fine velvet foot-cloth and asking him to buy double gilt stirrups and other things against his coming to London. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 175
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Coldharbour, [Sheffield], 29 August 1582. Mr. Secretary [Sir Francis Walsingham] tells him that he and Lord Burghley have secured permission for Shrewsbury to come to Court. He expects to leave for the Court, with 20 gentlemen and 20 yeomen, besides their men and his horsekeepers, about 11 September or perhaps as late as 15 September, so that Chesterfield Fair may be over first, and he asks Baldwin to have all in readiness for him. 1p. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.233)
Folio 177
Sir Edward Herbert to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from Hendon, 20 September 1582, wishing to know the Earl's pleasure concerning the administration of the estate of Francis, Lord Talbot, who named his wife, Herbert's sister Anne, as executrix; does the Earl wish to supervise the matter? 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 179
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 14 September 1582, commissioning two satin night-caps for himself. He fears to come to London because of the plague [cf. folio 175]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 181
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, [Sheffield], 19 September 1582, giving further orders about his proposed visit to London. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 183
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 25 September 1582, asking him to send down Lucrece, who sometimes attended upon his daughter Talbot [Anne]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 184
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir Edward Herbert, from Sheffield, 25 September 1582, declaring that he will not meddle in the affairs of [Anne] Lady Talbot [cf. folio 177] but will do what he can to help. 1p. Draft. Address.
Folio 185
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 19 November 1582. His bark, the Talbot, has had an unsuccessful voyage. He wishes to have some little rarities brought from Paris as New Year's gifts; he will take strict account of how his boys [Edward and Henry] spend their time [cf. folios 116 and 124]. 2pp. Endorsed. Address in sixth Earl's hand.
Folio 187
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Queen, [Sheffield], 2 December 1582, complaining that his services have not been rewarded. 'I desyre nott to lyve to thynke myself the only unhappy man of the woreld in that I cannott have lyke part of your gracious consideracion' as others have had. 1p. Damaged MS. Copy.
Folio 189
Lord Burghley, The Earl of Leicester, and Blanche Parry to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, January 1582/3, asking him to secure to a relation of Blanche Parry's, Robert Byddell, the possession of the demesne lands of Bampton for the remainder of a lease which he has lately purchased. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand: 'A lettre to the Erle of Shrewsbury with the counterfeyt subscription of my Lord's hand & the Erle of Leycester' [cf. folio 59].
Folio 191
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, from Sheffield Castle, 1 February 1582/3, asking him to buy black conies' fur for a nightgown and to seek out one Fenke who has failed to pay for wool at Sheffield. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 193
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Coldharbour, from Sheffield, 8 March 1582/3. He has heard from Hull that mass books have been found on his ship. He has sent to ask the Mayor and officers there to apprehend the master and purser, if they have not already done so, and to send them up to the Council, if they think fit: 'I would be loath to be touched therewith, seeing I have been one that chiefly have been a rooter out of those kind of abuses'. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii. 240)
Folio 195
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, [Sheffield], 28 March 1582, recommending Nelson and his wife, who have served the old Countess [Margaret] and the late Countess [Elizabeth] of Lennox [cf. folio 120]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand.
Folio 197
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, from Sheffield Castle, Whitsun Monday, 1583, discussing family business and giving sundry commissions. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 199
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin [Sheffield, July 1583]. His dispute with the Countess is to be settled by arbitration. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 201
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield Castle, 7 July 1583, discussing the speeches made by the Countess against him [cf. folio 199]. 1p.
Folio 202
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 20 May 1583. He is prepared to allow his ship to go on Captain [Christopher] Carlile's intended voyage for the discovery of America but he cannot afford to adventure £100 as requested; if Mr. [Sir John] Hawkins does not want this, he will on second thoughts adventure 100 marks. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.241)
Folio 204
Sir James Cholmeley [Cholmondeley] to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 5 June 1583, demanding the payment of £50, due for the lease of the parsonage of Adlingflete [Adlingfleet]: receipted at the bottom of the letter, 23 August 1583. 1p. Damaged MS. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in sixth Earl's hand.
Folio 205
Philip [third Baron] Wharton to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from Healaugh, 6 June 1583, concerning a dispute over a deed of James Thwaites; Wharton is content to abide by the decision of the Earl of Shrewsbury. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 208
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Shrewsbury House, from Sheffield, 20 June 1583, asking him to buy taffeta, damask for a counter-point, and plates for fruit. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 210
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield Castle, 10 July 1583, complaining of the conduct of his Countess and of her sons Charles and William Cavendish [cf. folios 199 and 201]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 212
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Worksop Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), 30 July 1583, recommending Robert Whitall to be the Queen's feodary in Derbyshire. 1p. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand.
Folio 214
Sir Walter Mildmay to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Worksop, from Apethorpe, 6 August 1583, thanking him for the gift of lead, which was more than he asked for, as he has neither the disposition nor the ability to enlarge his house. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 216
Martin Birkhead to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from York, 11 August 1582, reporting proceedings against five persons from Hull who refused to go to church and William Lacy and Richard Kirkman alias Jennings, a seminary priest, both found guilty of high treason at York Assizes. 3pp. Endorsed.
Folio 218
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Coldharbour, [Sheffield], 16 October 1583, sending 36 venison pasties as gifts and asking for another case with six bottles to be made for him 'such as those I have to carry abroad with me for my ale'. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 219
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 12 October 1583. Professions of gratitude and esteem. 1p. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand.
Folio 221
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Coldharbour, from Sheffield, 28 October 1583, wishing his sons Edward and Harry to enquire how people are disposed towards him and to report to him when they come up, as he suspects private designs against him. 1p. Seal. Endorsed 'haste'. Address.
Folio 223
Sir John Forster and Jane Ogle to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Alnwick, 7 November 1583. [Cuthbert, seventh Baron] Ogle is perturbed that the Earl's son [Edward] has not yet arrived to solemnize his marriage with Jane Ogle, for which all preparations have been made. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed by both. Endorsed 'haste'.
Folio 225
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin at Coldharbour, [Sheffield], 3 November 1583, denying that Mary, Queen of Scots was permitted to walk in Sherwood Forest while she was at Worksop. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 227
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 20 November 1583, offering his condolences on the gout and stating that he has had both his legs tripped from under him but is unharmed i.e. metaphorically, by a similar attack of gout. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed.
Folio 229
Sir John Forster to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Botholl [Bothal], 17 December 1583. The business is completed in Northumberland [cf. folio 223] and he suggests, at the instigation of Lord Ogle, an exchange of property between Mr. [Edward] Talbot and the Earl to their mutual advantage. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 231
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, [Sheffield], 22 June 1583. He is uneasy about false reports, spread in Yorkshire, that he is held in suspicion at Court. He understands that he has been misrepresented on the Countess' jointure out of Rotherham. 1p.
Folio 232
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield Castle, 12 January 1583/4. His son, Henry, 'this bearer', is coming to London to wait upon Burghley 'and sometimes to occupie himself in the studie of the lawe'. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 234
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 28 January 1583/4, asking him to support his application to come to Court. 1p. Damaged MS. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand: 'by Mr. John Manners'.
Folio 236
William Young to Thomas Baldwin, solicitor to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Coldharbour, from Caynton, 14 January 1583/4, asking that a debt of £20 be paid the bearer or he must inform the Earl. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'with speed'.
Folio 237
Lord Ogle to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from Bothal, 7 February 1583/4, asking that the lead promised for the building of his great chamber be sent him. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 239
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield Castle, 6 February 1583/4, asking him to support his application to come to Court. 1p. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand.
Folio 241
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Earl of Leicester, from Sheffield, 3 March 1583/4. Sir Thomas Heneage has contrived the appointment of [Humphrey] Hales as [Bluemantle] pursuivant of arms, thereby superseding the rights of Shrewsbury as Earl Marshal and Leicester as his deputy. He asks Leicester to move the Queen on the matter. 2pp. Draft, clerk's hand.
Folio 243
A memorandum on the office of the master of the woods, no date 3pp. Clerk's hand. Endorsed in sixth Earl's hand.
Folio 245
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield Castle, 12 April 1584, recommending Dr. Robinson to succeed Dr. [William] Wickham as Dean of Lincoln; Robinson has been a good tutor to his children. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand.
Folio 247
The counterpart of the lease of tithe lead on the Derbyshire estates of John Leake, esquire, German Ireton, gentleman, and his wife, Frances, sister to John Leake, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 23 May 1584. [Cf. Lambeth MS. 697, folio 94]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed by the Earl and witnesses. Endorsed.
Folio 248
Sir Walter Mildmay to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from London, 20 May 1584, requesting his attendance about a cause at law. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Gilbert's hand.
Folio 250
The Earl of Warwick to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 18 May 1584, recommending his servant, Vavasour, in a matter of covenants. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 252 recto
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Earl of Huntingdon, [Sheffield], June 1584, refusing to present Edward Clayton to the parsonage of Kively [Kinsley] as the place has sufficient value to maintain a preacher. 1p. Copy.
Folio 252 verso
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Earl of Warwick, [Sheffield, June 1584], complaining of the conduct of Vavasour [cf. folio 250]. 1p. Prof. draft. Subscribed: 'This was not sent'.
Folio 253
William Hildyard to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from York, 22 June 1584, asking that verderers be appointed to supervise the tenants and forests in Yorkshire. 1p. Damaged MS. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 255
Sir John Hawkins to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Deptford, 20 July 1584, reporting that it cost £72 17s. 5d., besides the £100 already paid, to send the Earl's bark 'The Talbot' to Newfoundland [cf. folio 202]. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 256
A warrant from the Earl of Shrewsbury to an unnamed officer, dated at Sheffield Manor, 26 July 1584. He is to ensure that the tenants of the late Sir William St. Loe in Somerset and elsewhere pay their rents to the Earl and not to the Countess of Shrewsbury, 'at their uttermost perrill'. 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 257
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Earl of Leicester, from Sheffield, 8 August 1584, offering his condolences on the loss of Leicester's son [Robert Dudley]. Gilbert, Lord Talbot, has been persuaded by his wife [Mary] to disobey his instructions to keep away from the Countess and is spreading a false report that to please his father he must hate his wife. He asks Leicester to persuade Lord and Lady Talbot to live in the country and threatens to deprive them of the £200 a year he gives them. 2pp. Draft. Address in sixth Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.243)
Folio 259
Sir Francis Walsingham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Oatlands, 2 September 1584. Since the Earl wrote to the Lord Treasurer [Lord Burghley], the Earl of Leicester and himself about Mr. Cavendish, they have been so divided because of the royal progress that nothing is done as yet. A recent alarm of an invasion of Ireland is passed. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.245)
Folio 261
Minute of a Privy Council meeting held in the presence of the Queen at Oatlands, 15 September 1584. The Earl of Shrewsbury attended and asked to know from the Queen and from those Councillors present if any of them knew of any manner of disloyalty or undutifulness in his discharge of his 'charge' [the custody of Mary, Queen of Scots]. He was graciously received by her Majesty and the Councillors and invited to take his place among them. 3pp. Copy. Address by Sir William Dugdale. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.247)
Folio 263
Thomas Stryngar [Stringer] to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, at Chelsea, from Winkfield [Wingfield], 15 November 1584. He warns the Earl that Wingfield is short of provisions and complains that 'this house is a house of great waste divers ways, and especially of lights'. Mr. Secretary [Sir Francis Walsingham] wrote to Mr. Chancellor [the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Walter Mildmay, a temporary custodian of Mary, Queen of Scots while the Earl was at Court] to know how many attendants the Queen of Scots had and details of her diet. He has replied that the Queen of Scots has 16 dishes at the first and second courses; the Master of the Household, her chief officers and their servants, 10; her gentlewomen. 8; the rest of the women, 5. There are not under 100 gentlemen, yeomen and officers to guard her, besides 50 soldiers. She has no furniture of household. He understands that the courtiers are weary of the business already and advises Shrewsbury to insist on being delivered from his burden; only thus will he be free from those who spread lies about him. He has written to various officers of the Earl to prevent the election of Sir Charles Cavendish as a knight of the shire. 3pp. Endorsed 'my very good Lord and Master'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.253)
Folio 265
A list of the men of Treeton who customarily appear at musters on the assembly green, dated 1584. 1p. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 266
John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, no place, 17 November 1584. Sir John Zouch and he are afraid about the election [cf. folio 263] and have therefore written to the Earl's servant, Thomas Stringer, to ask that some of Shrewsbury's friends may meet them at Derby to ensure the election as knights of the shire of Mr. [Henry] Talbot and Mr. Henry Cavendish. 1p. Damaged MS. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 268
L[awrence] Wright to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, no place, 9 November 1584, asking that he may have quiet possession of Cromford and Willersley, purchased from Mr. Henry Cavendish. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 270
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Chelsea, 9 December 1584, asking for his intervention in Harpur's favour in a dispute over a lease between [John] Harpur and one Hurleston of Derbyshire. 1p. Damaged MS. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand.
Folio 272
John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal and Privy Councillor, no place, 3 February 1584/5, pleading that the people of Tutbury and district may be relieved from the heavy burdens recently laid upon them. They have sent soldiers into Ireland and pay their subsidy, fifteenths and other taxes. Lately they have also had to provide men to serve as guards for Mary, Queen of Scots and pay for their clothing and other expenses, besides carriages for wood and coal for the household at Tutbury. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in sixth Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.258)
Folio 274
Sir John Somers to Thomas Stringer at Whiston, from Tutbury Castle, 16 February 1584/5, concerning a coachman, Sharpe, a servant of the Earl of Shrewsbury's for 28 years, who has been attending Mary, Queen of Scots and is now under suspicion; Mary wishes to retain him and no substitute has been sent, though Mr. Secretary [Sir Francis Walsingham] has promised one. [John, second Baron] St. John is excused as guardian and Sir Amias Paulet is appointed, but Somers is likely to stay after Mr. Chancellor [Sir Walter Mildmay, his fellow temporary guardian of Mary, cf. folio 263]. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.260)
Folio 276
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Queen, [Sheffield, 2 December 1582, cf. folio 187], complaining of the inadequacy of the allowance for Mary, Queen of Scots and quoting others who were rewarded for service. 1p. Draft, clerk's hand.
Folio 277
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Earl of Leicester, from Chelsea, 30 April 1585. He will abide by the Queen's settlement of the trouble between his Countess and him, 'though no curse or plague in the earth could be more grievous', and he had hoped that the Queen would offer him some reward for his services over the past 16 years. He thinks that he must insist on receiving the £500 a year ordered to be paid him by the Countess from where he likes best [cf. folio 302]. 2pp. Draft, clerk's hand. Address. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.262)
Folio 278
Notes of a lease granted the Earl of Shrewsbury of some lands at Hartington, for 40 years from Easter 1585. 2pp.
Folio 280
Nicholas Booth to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Ashford, 8 May 1585. Mr. Cavendish has harassed the tenants in the Peak Forest very much and they look forward to a reformation under the Earl; Booth advises him in any settlement of land with the Countess to except for himself Ashford lordship, Byrchels [Birchill] and the Peak Forest because of the good will of the people towards him. 1p. Endorsed. 'To my Lorde'. Address.
Folio 282
Richard Torre to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Worksop Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), 17 June 1585. 98 fothers of lead were loaded into the Earl's two ships at Hull when they sailed last Friday but the wind put them back into the Humber and they are now stayed by the Queen's command. He discusses repairs in hand and other family affairs at Worksop. 3pp. Endorsed. 'To my Lorde'. Address in sixth Earl's hand.
Folio 284
The Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from the Camp [at Tilbury], 15 August [1588], regretting that he has been too busy to write. The Queen has inspected the camp 'which so inflamed the hearts of her good subjects, as I think the weakest person amongst them is able to match the proudest Spaniard that dares land in England'. 1p. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.344)
Folio 286
The Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, n.p1., 14 December, n.a., reporting on the examination of one of Shrewsbury's servants, Marvyn, suspected of an improper association with a gentlewoman of the household. The Queen was at first a little suspicious of the Countess but is now well satisfied. 3pp. Endorsed 'with speed'.
Folio 288
The Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, n.p1., 21 June, n.a. Compliments. 1p. Endorsed. Address in sixth Earl's hand.
Folio 290
The Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from the Court, 26 February [1573/4]. The Lords of the Council have examined a chaplain of Shrewsbury's [Thomas Corker] and think him innocent; if he is still distrustful of the man, he should send down further details [cf. MS.3197 folio 47 and MS.3206 folio 673]. The Queen is sorry to hear of his illness. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 292
The Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from the Court, 22 March n.a. He is sorry for Shrewsbury's indisposition and sends fulsome protestations of friendship. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 294
The Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 19 April [1571/2], asking him to allow [Francis,] Lord Talbot to stay at Court [cf. MS.3197 folio 1]. He argues that he will do Shrewsbury's family good 'spetyally in such a tyme when he shall wyn more experience in one year than perhappes hearafter in iiij'. 1p. Damaged MS. Endorsed.
Folio 296
The Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from Woodstock, 8 September [1572]. He reports on the tragic news from France 'which have byn used with they crueltye that I think no Christian synce the heathen tyme hath heard of the lyke' [the Massacre of St. Bartholomew, 24 August 1572]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 298
The Earl of Leicester to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Nonsuch, Wednesday, no date, desiring her to use his house as her own, with many compliments. 1p. Damaged MS. Endorsed.
Folio 300
The Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, no place, 7 July [1583]. He sends his compliments on the return of Shrewsbury's sons [Edward and Henry, cf. folio 124] from France by whom he dispatches this letter. 'I hope in God to hear better of these matters betwene my lady & you & yt wold be no smale sorrow to me yf she shuld iustly gyve your Lordship any yll causes both bycause she ys your wyfe and a verry wyse gentlewoman'. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 302
A note of the lands made over by the Countess to the Earl of Shrewsbury for the payment of an annuity of £500, as settled by the Queen's arbitration, 21 October 1585. 1p. Clerk's hand. Endorsed.
Folio 305
Serjeant Thomas Walmesley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Serjeants' Inn, 15 December 1585. He is alarmed at hearing that he is appointed Chief Justice in Ireland. His health would not permit him to survive there. He would lose 1,000 marks a year and he has not purchased as much as £40 a year in lands. He has approached some of the highest officers of the Court but asks Shrewsbury to write to Lord Burghley on his behalf and encloses a suggested letter. 2pp. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.275)
Enclosing folio 304
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, no place, December 1585.
The draft referred to in folio 305 [cf. folio 321].1p. Draft, clerk's hand.
Folio 308
Richard Torre to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Chelsea, from Worksop Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), 19 April 1585. The Earl's ship has arrived at Hull; the lead was sold at £10 a fother, a poor price. He asks for instructions on the care of 26 oxen and the carthorses at Worksop, when the fodder is all consumed. He has planted the thirty orange trees in the garden but only two seem alive. 2pp. Damaged MS. Endorsed.
Folio 309
The Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Leyden, 16 January 1585/6, reporting that the people of the United Provinces have insisted upon his becoming their Governor; he has accepted only to serve the Queen better. A post-script apologizes for not writing in his own hand. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.280)
Folio 311
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 23 October 1585. Since his return from Court, his wife and her children have continued to malign him to the Queen. The Countess asks to live with him but that her children should have her living. 'Till Francis [Lord] Talbot's death, she and her children sought my favour, but since those times they have sought for themselves and never for me'. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.273)
Folio 313
Alderman Sir Thomas Pullyson, Lord Mayor of London, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, [London], 17 July 1585. Certain warships of Flushing took £200 worth of hops and other goods of his and he seeks the Earl's interest to gain restitution. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 315
The Bishop of Carlisle to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Rose Castle, 26 July 1585, sending 200 marks in part payment of his debt and requesting the lease of Melbourne parsonage. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 317
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, from Nonsuch, 31 August 1585. A magazine of powder is to be kept in all the cities and principal boroughs within the Earl's lieutenancies. 1p. Damaged MS. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 319
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 9 November 1585, asking that his wife and her children be obliged to make trial of their complaints against him before they are heard by the Queen and Privy Council. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.274)
Folio 321
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 24 December 1585, thanking him for his intercession on behalf of Serjeant Thomas Walmesley, the only man acquainted with all Shrewsbury's causes [cf. folio 305]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand.
Folio 323
Serjeant Thomas Walmesley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Serjeants' Inn, first day of Hilary Term, 1585, thanking him for procuring his delivery 'oute of the wyld bogges of Ireland' [cf. folio 305]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 325
The Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 8 March [1581/2]. The Queen has refused the sovereignty of the Low Countries and Monseigneur [Francois Valois, Duke of Alencon] has accepted. 'God make them thankful to her for it'. 1p. Endorsed. Address. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.207)
Folio 327
Roger Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from the Court at Westminster, 4 January 1585/6. [Henry Fitz Gerald, second] Earl of Kildare and [Christopher Nugent, third Baron] Delvin are apprehended in Ireland. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 329
Sir John Zouch to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Alfreton, 29 March 1586, representing the embarrassed situation of his cousin [Francis] Curzon of Kedleston and requesting that the Earl take the manor of Wingerworth in satisfaction for a debt of £1,500. 1p.Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 331
[The Countess of Shrewsbury] to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 9 June 1586. The only reason the correspondent has not attended the Earl is fear of his wrath. 'I will in all duty & humbleness subiecte myselfe to any other manner of correction where by dispossession of any erthly benefytes in present or future or any other way of losse or punishment whatsoever, so as it myghte please your Lordship to forebeare to chastyse me with the extreme angoure of words which wolde depryve me of all ioy or comforte of lyffe or worldly thinges'. 1p. Damaged MS. Copy. Endorsed.

Folio 332
John Robinson to Robert Jolly, servant to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Coldharbour, from Royn [Rouen], 22 August 1586. He cannot obtain money due from debtors and is therefore very short of ready money. A Scotsman has spread a report that the Earl has a dozen ships at sea which rob practically every man they meet, the 'lyeinge velleine'. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. 'To my loving fellow'.
Folio 334
Francois de Civiffe to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Chelsea, from London, September 1586, asking that the Earl's picture, to be sent, with others, to [Henri de la Tour] Duke of Bouillon,be forwarded as soon as possible. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 335
Articles proposed between the Earl of Shrewsbury and his sons Gilbert, Lord Talbot, Edward and Henry Talbot, at the Court at Windsor, 9 September 1586. The Earl is to have Sheffield Castle, Park, and Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), with certain demesnes and the Handsworth property, free of rent. The sons are to have all the rest of his property, land, leases, lead money, and tithes, which he intended to leave them, paying rent twice a year and expecting no other allowances. 1p. Clerk's hand. Endorsed 'York 3,000. Nott. 1,500. Der. 2,000. Shrop. 2,000. Staff. 500. Heref. 800. Ox. 200. Lest. 70. Total 10,070' Address. 'An offer ... by his Lordship's 3 sonnes to be farmers to his lyvynge'. Endorsement and addition in Gilbert's hand. (Joseph Hunter, The History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Rev. A. Gatty (1869), p. 98, W. de G. Birch, 'Original Documents Relating to Sheffield, principally in connection with Mary Queen of Scots', Journal of the British Archaeological Association (March, 1874), p. 323)
Folio 337
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, at Court, from Chelsea, Wednesday, 20 September 1586, offering to admit the Countess into his house, but refusing to see Lady Talbot. 1p. Endorsed. Address in Gilbert's hand.
Folio 339
Roger Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from the Court, 31 October 1586, thanking him for his favour towards Gilbert, Lord Talbot, with which he has acquainted Mr. Secretary [Sir Francis Walsingham]. He hopes that Lord Talbot will 'alter his course' and become dutiful to the Earl; 'I have delt playnly with him'. Sir Thomas Cecil and Sir Philip Sidney are going to the Low Countries with the Earl of Leicester. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 341
Roger Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from the Savoy, 26 October [1586]. Henry Talbot is contemplating marrying the daughter of Sir Henry Darcy. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 343
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, from Orton Longville, 28 October 1586, sending his seal so that Burghley may attach his name to the pronouncement of the sentence [in Star Chamber against Mary, Queen of Scots]. He is rather worse in health and asks that Burghley deputise for him as Earl Marshal. 1p. Copy. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.291)
Folio 344
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Roger Manners, from Orton Longville, 10 November 1586. He is weak and must make much of himself; 'I muste looke when the bell will knyll for me'. 1p. Copy.
Folio 345
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from Orton Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838) [Orton Longville], 12 November 1586, thanking him for his letters and news of the Queen's interest in him. As soon as possible he will come to Court. Meanwhile, asks Gilbert to report on proceedings in Parliament and to look to the water matter affecting Hallamshire. 1p. Endorsed. Address in Gilbert's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.292)
Folio 347
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from Orton Longville, 1 January 1586/7, thanking him for his New Year's gift and sending him 40 marks in return. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Gilbert's hand.
Folio 349
William Carte to the Bailiff of Sheffield [William Dickenson], no place, [Tankersley], 27 February 1586/7, discussing legal business in Yorkshire and referring to 'an evill rumour' which is 'old knaverye'. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 350
The Bishop of Carlisle to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from Rose Castle, 25 April 1587, concerning an agreement between them on the tithes of Darfield parsonage. 3pp. Endorsed 'with speed'.
Folio 352
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from Sheffield Lodge, 26 April 1587, thanking him for reminding Mr. Secretary [Sir Francis Walsingham] of the Justiceship of Sherwood Forest. He sent £100 too much at Rotherham and asks Gilbert to rectify the mistake. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Gilbert's hand.
Folio 354
Roger Manners to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from the Savoy, Friday, May 1587, asking him to further [John Manners, fourth] Earl of Rutland's suit for the Justiceship of Sherwood Forest instead of asking for it himself [cf. folio 352]. 1p. Endorsed. Address in Gilbert's hand.
Folio 355
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from Worksop, 20 May 1587, sending him his midsummer's allowance before it is due. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 357
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from Sheffield Lodge, 17 June 1587, stating that he will definitely will not pay his debts or increase his allowance. He is sure that he could live upon his allowance if the pomp and courtlike manner of his wife were lessened. He regrets that the Countess and Gilbert's wife have spent so much maligning him and that he has been obliged to spend defending himself against their accusations. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Gilbert's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.302)
Folio 359
Sir Henry Lee to Gilbert, Lord Talbot at Cheston [Cheshunt], from Hatfield, 15 July [1587], giving an account of a long conference with the Earl of Shrewsbury on Lord Talbot's embarrassed affairs. The Earl allowed that Gilbert had many good qualities but complained that he did not sufficiently regard the cause and persuasions with which the Earl would be best pleased, and had said: 'Yf my wordes take no place my letteres wyll not prevayll'. 3pp. Damaged MS. Seal. Endorsed. Address offering a shilling to the post of Waltham's man for delivery.
Folio 361
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from Sheffield Lodge, 8 August 1587. He has written to the Privy Council on Lord Talbot's behalf, though not in his own hand as he is 'sore distempered' with the gout. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Gilbert's hand: 'from my Lorde my father touchynge his offyces'.
Folio 363
Sir Henry Lee to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, at Cheston [Cheshunt], from Litwall [Letwell], 13 August 1587. He has visited the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield. He found his gout much improved and gave him Lord Talbot's letter. The Earl complained about Gilbert's disobedience and practising against him, though he acknowledged him to have been led on by others and to have good parts. He declared himself unable to pay Lord Talbot's debts and pointed out that he already gave his children £3,000 and more a year. When 'the storm was somewhat overblown', Lee remonstrated that they had composed their differences and that Lord Talbot was seeking to be joined with his father in his offices and to secure an office for himself for his better support with his father's permission [cf. folio 361]. Lee urges Lord Talbot to find a means to meet his father, 'remembering both love and duty, and that you deal with a kind man'; the Earl is likely to come to Hatfield shortly. 3pp. Endorsed. Address in Gilbert's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.303)
Folio 365
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir Henry Lee, from Sheffield, 6 September 1587, thanking him for his good offices and assuring him of a welcome, but standing firm about Lord Talbot's affairs. 'He knoweth whereof his grief grew; let him henceforth avoid the occasions'. 1p. Endorsed. Address in Gilbert's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.318)
Folio 367
Sir Henry Lee to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, at the Court, from Fulbrook, 13 September 1587, despairing of reconciling Lord Talbot with his father but declaring that if all the faults were amended things would be different, 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 369
An unnamed correspondent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 11 October 1587, giving news from the Court and signing himself 'Your Honour's most humble poor friend'. John Herbert or Robert Beale is likely to be sent to the Netherlands to persuade the States to make peace. The Earl of Leicester is wanting to return, but the Queen will not permit it as yet. Sir Charles Blount, however, has been recalled from the Netherlands by a personal letter from her Majesty. A postscript states that Mr. Secretary [Sir Francis Walsingham] is ill. 1p. Signature removed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.318)
Folio 370
Sir Henry Lee to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, at Court or elsewhere, from Litwell [Letwell], 15 October 1587, reporting on another conference with the Earl of Shrewsbury about Lord Talbot's affairs. He has reminded the Earl of the advantages in having Lord Talbot at Court and of the expense involved. The Earl complains that he paid Lord Talbot's debts before and his promises have been broken. 3pp. Damaged Ms. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 372
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 25 December 1587, thanking him for letters sent by Henry Talbot and commiserating on their joint enemy, the gout. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand and a note of the family tree of the Herons in Lord Burghley's hand.
Folio 374
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 9 January 1587/8, asking that Sir George Heneage be recorded as a knight of Lincolnshire. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand.
Folio 376
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Haddon, 16 February 1587/8, thanking the Earl for recommending his daughter to Mary, Lady Talbot, but she is now placed with the Countess of Huntingdon. [Richard] Fenton is in the custody of [William] Kniveton [cf. MS.3204 folio 128]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 378
Lord Burghley and Sir Christopher Hatton to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from London, 15 March 1587/8, asking for the payment of £6 13s. 4d. subsidy to Peter Houghton, receiver, of Fenchurch Street, London. 1p. Damaged Ms. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed by both. Endorsed. Address in Gilbert's hand.
Folio 380
John Grundye to the Earl of Shrewsbury or Gilbert, Lord Talbot, Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, no place, no date 1588, asking to be excused payment of £25 under a privy seal. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 382
Sir Cotton Gargrave to Gilbert, Lord Talbot at Sheffield, no place, 2 April 1588, regretting that his sickness prevented him from attending the Earl of Shrewsbury. He has approached Grace Cavendish who has offered a loan of £1,000. He and his friends should be able to raise another £9,000 to assist Lord Talbot. 3pp. Damaged Ms. Endorsed 'haste'. Address.
Folio 384
Edmund Ba--- to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from Bergen op Zoom, July 1588, giving news from the Low Countries and declaring that if he comes to England he will follow no man but Lord Talbot. 2pp. Damaged Ms.; signature partly removed. Endorsed.
Folio 386
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from Sheffield Lodge, 25 July 1588. He is glad that the grandchildren are well and that Lord Talbot is coming to visit him, but asks him not to bring his wife 'for her sight cannot as yet content me'. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Address in Gilbert's hand.
Folio 387
Sir Thomas Heneage to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from the Court, 17 August 1588, promising to communicate the contents of a letter from Lord Talbot to the Queen when the occasion is suitable. 1p. Endorsed. Address gives date as 21 August.
Folio 389
The Earl of Shrewsbury and [Henry Stanley, fourth Earl of] Derby to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, and Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor, from Sheffield Lodge, 6 September 1588, offering their condolences to the Queen on the death of the Earl of Leicester. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed by both. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.345)
Folio 391
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 6 October 1588, acknowledging many kindnesses done himself and his son Gilbert, Lord Talbot and asking him to support his request to the Queen that she grant Lord Talbot the reversion of such offices as he holds by patent from Edward VI and Mary. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand.
Folio 393
The Bishop of Carlisle to [William] C[arte], parson of Tan[kersley], [Rose Castle], 2 November 1589, discussing some property which his son is to sell the Earl of Shrewsbury, reminding his correspondent of £45 rent now due, and stating that he will consider the request for a lease of Melbourne. 3pp. Damaged Ms. Endorsed.
Folio 395
Sir George Heneage to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from Charing Cross, 4 January 1588/9, asking for his assistance against the malice of [Henry Clinton, second] Earl of Lincoln [cf. folio 374]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.348)
Folio 397
Sir Horatio Palavicino to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from London, 7 January 1588/9, giving foreign news, including that of the deaths of [Francis] Duke of Guise and of his brother [Charles] Cardinal [of Lorraine]. 2pp. Italian. Damaged Ms.
Folio 399
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, from Handsworth, 14 January 1588/9, setting out his title to the wardship of Gervase Wastney. 1p. Seal. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 401
Sir John Byron to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Bulwell, 11 February 1588/9, recommending that his servant, the bearer, tenant of the Earl at Hardwick, [co. Nottingham], should continue as such, and that the Earl should show the man favour 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 403
Christopher Nelson to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, from the Fleet, 17 February 1588/9. He has been imprisoned since last Easter Term for debt and asks Lord Talbot to intervene on his behalf. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 405
Roger Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from the Court, 1 February 1588/9. The case of Sir George Savile is to be settled by two arbitrators, Sir Henry Mildmay and [Thomas Sackville, first Baron] Buckhurst, the latter nominated by Lord Talbot. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 407
Sir Walter Aston to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, from Stafford, 6 March 1588/9, regretting that he cannot visit him because of illness but he will send his eldest son [Edward] to represent him in settling a lawsuit with Anthony Kinnersley. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 409
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from Haddon, 19 March 1588/9, expressing surprise that he is appointed collector of the loan money in Derbyshire without consultation and asking why the tithe lead of Bakewell is taken from him. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 411
Peter Roos to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, at the house of Mr. Boswell near Clement's Inn, from Nottingham, 19 March 1588/9. A long letter about private affairs. 3pp. Endorsed 'with speed'.
Folio 413
John Savage to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Rock Savage, 22 March 1588/9, requesting that John Jolly of Leek be excused from paying £25 under a privy seal. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 415
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, no place, no date. A report on his administration of Sherwood Forest. 1p. Copy. Endorsed by sixth Earl.
Folio 417
Thomas Kery to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, from the Court, 24 March 1588/9, asking that the sums of £50 imposed under a privy seal upon John Cley [Clay] of Crich and Henry Wiggeley of Middleton, Derbyshire, be reduced to £25, as they have large families and are in debt. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 419
Roger Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from Uffington, 24 March 1588/9, asking that William Pocklington of Scarle, Nottinghamshire, be excused from the £25 imposed upon him under a privy seal. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 421
Sir George Chaworth to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, from Wiverton, 2 April 1589, asking that he may be excused from paying the sum imposed upon him under a privy seal. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 423
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Handsworth, 4 April 1589, requesting that his servant, Henry Neville, may have a lease of the Queen's lands at Ragenhill, his ancestors having held them as tenants at will for 300 years. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed 'beinge more than halfe lame of my hands' and signed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand.
Folio 425
William Bailey to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from Plymouth Sound, 7 April 1589, giving news of the projected invasion [of Spain and Portugal, led by Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Norreys]. The troops have been waiting for transport and have consumed some of the supplies for the journey. The Earl of Huntingdon has been sent down to prevent [Robert Devereux, second] Earl of Essex from joining the expedition but he is already at sea. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.354)
Folio 427
Richard Bagot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, from Blithfield, 3 April 1589. As the Earl's deputy in Staffordshire, he has had difficulty in collecting the loans under the privy seal and he requests an enquiry into his conduct as he has been slandered by 'disdaynful malice'. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 429
Anne Molyneux, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Thorpe, 5 April [1589], asking for the remission of the sum imposed upon her under the privy seal as she is a widow with many charges. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 431
Thomas Kery to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire, from London, 5 April 1589, asking that William Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838) of Rolleston and John Osbaston of Nottingham be excused the sums imposed upon them under the privy seal and suggesting that Richard Hurt of Nottingham and William Pendocke of Tollerton be charged instead. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 433
Elizabeth Neverell to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire and Derbyshire, from London, 8 April 1589, asking that she be excused the sum imposed upon her under the privy seal. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 435
Sir Charles Dymoke to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from [illegible place], 9 April 1589, asking that he intercede for a new trial before the Lord Chief Justice [Sir Christopher Wray] of a suit between himself and Mr. Metham. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 437
Thomas Savile to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Elland, 14 April 1589, begging to be excused for the time being the £20 rent due for Crowbothams. His farm has not yielded well and he has been maligned by the local inhabitants. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 439
Richard Bagot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, from Blithfield, 16 April 1589. A privy seal, originally directed to Joseph Jolly of Leek, is now directed to his son Joseph Jolly, who is even less able to pay. The elder Jolly has given most of his substance to his younger son, Thomas, but a more suitable recipient of the demand would be Reynold Devill, a usurer of Leek worth £1,000 and without wife or charge. Bagot has sent £1,000 loan money to the Exchequer and £200 more is promised in London: he encloses a list of those who have not paid. 1p. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.356)
Enclosing folio 440
A list of sixteen persons in Staffordshire who have not paid privy seal loans. 1p.
Folio 442
Thomas Kery to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire, from the Court at Westminster, 28 April 1589. The Lords of the Council have excused [John] Fitzherbert of Tissington from his privy seal and charged Mr. Newton of Chaddesden £25 instead. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 444
Thomas Kery to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire, from the Court at Westminster, 25 April 1589. Richard Whitmore of Caunton and Mr. Widmerpool of Widmerpool are to be charged £25 instead of Anthony Nevell of Mattersey and Mr. Heselrige of Sutton Bonnington. Kery asks for up-to-date lists of payees under the privy seal to keep his books straight. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 446
Sir George Chaworth to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, at Mr. Boswell's house near Clement's Inn, no place, 28 April 1589. 600 soldiers are to be raised and armed in Nottinghamshire. 1p. Damaged Ms. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 448
Richard Bagot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, no place, 5 May 1589. He has now paid £1,050 of loan money to the Exchequer and fifteen Staffordshire gentlemen have still to pay. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 450
Sir George Chaworth to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, at Mr. Boswell's house, from Wiverton, 6 May 1589. He is still £300 short of the loan money from Nottinghamshire and doubts if he can persuade any more to pay; he asks permission to seek further instructions from the Privy Council. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 452
Thomas Kery to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire, [London], 7 May 1589. Mr. Sacheverell of Morley, Derbyshire, and Mr. Wolverston of Stotfield, Staffordshire, are excused payment under the privy seal. A post-script states that he is sending six blank demands for use in cases where the original recipients have died or removed. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed. Endorsed.
Folio 454
Sir Thomas Lucy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Charlecote, 8 May 1589, requesting that his son-in-law Mr. [Edward] Aston be appointed to succeed his father, Sir Walter Aston, as Deputy Lieutenant for Staffordshire. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 456
Sir Thomas Fitzherbert to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 28 May 1589, reminding the Earl that he has known him for more than 50 years. He understands that the Earl recently entered the family house at Padley and found there two seminaries [Nicholas Garlick and Thomas Ludlam] whose presence was unknown to his brother [and heir, John], but the Earl has seized the family property. He already pays the Queen £260 a year under the statute of recusancy and he asks to be restored to his house, lands and goods so that he may continue to pay his fines. 1p. Endorsed. Address in Henry Talbot's hand indicating that the letter came from Sir Thomas Fitzherbert by John Watson and was received 3 June. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.375)
Folio 458
Sir George Chaworth to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, at Mr. Boswell's house, from Wiverton, 29 May 1589, concerning the raising of arms in Bingham hundred in Nottinghamshire. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 460
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 1 June 1589, asking him to intervene in a dispute, on behalf of a Mr. Key. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 462
Thomas Savile to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, at his lodging in London, [Elland] 5 August 1589, requesting a more formal authority than he has received for the mustering of troops. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 464
Sir Henry Lee to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, at Mr. Boswell's house, from Woodstock, 8 June 1589. A long letter preaching that 'honour should be the rewarde of many vertewes'. He has sent a book to Lady Talbot and his duty to the Queen. 3pp. Damaged Ms. Endorsed.
Folio 466
Sir William Herbert to the Earl of Shrewsbury, K. G., Earl Marshal and Privy Councillor, from London, 12 June 1589, recommending to his patronage a godson and kinsman of Sir Francis Walsingham and enclosing a petition [cf. folio 468]. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 468
Sir Francis Walsingham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from the Court, 18 June 1589. He writes on behalf of William Agard, petitioner for the post of receiver of the Duchy of Lancaster; Francis Curzon is also seeking the post. [Cf. Lambeth Ms. 698, folio 37]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 470
Richard Bagot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, from Blithfield, 1 July 1589. Edward Barber is excused the payment of £50 imposed upon him under the privy seal but is well known to have the ability, but not the will, to pay. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 472
Francis Beaumont to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, from Normanton, 3 July 1589, sending £100 in part payment of a debt long owed by himself and his cousin Christopher Beaumont and asking permission to name the Earl as his chief patron in his introductory speech as a serjeant at law in the Court of Common Pleas. A postscript states that his cousin has sent a further £100 towards the discharge of the debt. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 474
Sir Francis Leake to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield Manor, from Sutton, 3 July 1589, regretting that it is impossible to comply with the Earl's request to settle an argument between two Derbyshire gentlemen, James Barlow and Rowland Eyre. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 476
Sir Francis Leake to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Sutton, 12 July 1589. He asks for instructions about attending the assizes. John Barlow seeks an exchange of his estate of Barlow with the Earl of Bamforth [Bamford] and £1,000. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 478
William Typper to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from Aldersgate, 6 July 1589, asking to be excused attending Derby assizes for the Earl as he is representing before the Privy Council another client who has gone abroad. 1p. Endorsed 'with speed'.
Folio 480
John Still and others to the Earl of Shrewsbury, K.G., at his house at Brierley, from Trinity College, Cambridge, 8 July 1589, complaining that the tithes of Langford have been granted the Earl by their tenant farmer and disputing the ownership of Fryer's Park near Tuxford with the Earl. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed by all. Endorsed. Address indicates letter received at Sheffield Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), 27 August 1589.
Folio 482
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Haddon, 24 July 1589. Lancelot Flower has come into Derbyshire with a commission to execute certain statutes for the cultivation of hemp and flax and Manners seeks confirmation of his authority. In view of the sickness, he asks permission to release from Derby Gaol the less serious cases of recusancy. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 483
Sir Thomas Knyvett to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Justice in Eyre north of the Trent, from York, 20 July 1589, asking him to forbear issuing warrants for hunting in the Forest of Galtres because the stock is very poor. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 486
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Sheffield, 27 July 1589, on behalf of Lady Gargrave, widow [of Sir Thomas], who is molested by lawsuits by her son-in-law [Mr. Thomas Gargrave]. 1p. Damaged Ms. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Enclosing folio 487
A statement on the dispute over the rents of Nostell referred to in folio 486. 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 489
Richard Bagot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, from Blithfield, 12 August 1589, ... noting the Earl's request, that, since the recusants of Hampstall have entered sufficient securities, Edward Thorne should cease to distrain their goods and should answer for his actions; and in turn passing on Thorne's justification of these actions and his appeal for reformation at the Earl's hands. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 491
Francis Curzon to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Kedleston, 31 August 1589, discussing private business over rents and reporting on the satisfaction of [William] Agard [cf. folio 468]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 493
Thomas Atkyns to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from Ludlow, 28 August 1589. A long and interesting letter on the trouble caused by the commissioners of sewers assembled at Hereford. One of the Earl's weirs on the River Wye has been destroyed and the people are carrying away at their will good quantities of iron. [Edward Somerset, fourth] Earl of Worcester is threatening to seek redress but now the commissioners are repentant. The number of salmon in the river is declining. 3pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 495
Sir Francis Leake to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, at Sheffield Manor, from Sutton, 1 September 1589, discussing legal and financial affairs and giving details of the school erected by subscription at Ashbourne. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 497
Sir Thomas Stanhope to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, from Shelford, 13 September 1589. He has completed the subsidy business and now asks permission to be absent from the musters at Blythe Law as he is going to London with his wife. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'with speed'.
Folio 499
Valentine Dale [Dean of Wells and Master of the Requests] to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 15 September 1589. The Queen commands the Earl to use his influence to make an unnamed husband support his wife or ordinary justice will be invoked. [cf. folio 503]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 501
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Haddon, 17 September 1589, further discussing the dispute between Barlow and Eyre [cf. folio 474]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 503
Ursula Basford to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from West Clandon, 20 September 1589, asking him to intercede with her husband who is causing trouble for her. She has close friends round the Queen but is loath to resort to extreme measures. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 505
Serjeant Francis Beaumont to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Grace-dieu, 23 September 1589, requesting does for the serjeants' feast. At present he is in chambers in the Inner Temple. 1p. Damaged MS. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 507
Francis Curzon to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from his 'extended poor house' at Kedleston, 29 September 1589. He will try to discharge the debts incurred for him by others and by himself with his cousin Vernon. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 509
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir Francis Walsingham, Secretary of State, from Sheffield, 1 October 1589, thanking him for his kindnesses, especially for securing the reversion of some offices to his son Gilbert, Lord Talbot [cf. folio 391]. A post-script thanks him for a present of an Irish hobby horse. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 511
George Woodrove to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, from Wolley [Woolley], 16 October 1589, regretting that he cannot attend the Earl as Lady Gargrave wishes him to remain for a few days about causes at law between her and her son-in-law [cf. folio 486]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 513
Thomas Atkyns to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal and Privy Councillor, from the Court, 23 October 1589. There are now legal proceedings over the trouble with the commissioners of sewers at Hereford; the Earl of Worcester is very annoyed, but no doubt justice will be done to Shrewsbury: Sir Francis Walsingham is sympathetic to his cause. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed but signature almost removed. Endorsed.
Folio 515
Sir Thomas Fitzherbert to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from London, 28 October 1589, complaining that he now stands charged with nearly £300 a year under the statutes of recusancy and that the Earl has entered his house and lands in Derbyshire. He asks that the Earl should not deal the more hardly with him, whom he has known 50 years, because his 'unnaturall heyer' has abused Henry Talbot [cf. folio 456]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 517
The Bishop of Carlisle to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, [Rose Castle], 30 October 1589. The bearer will confirm arrangements made between them [cf. folio 393]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 519
Sir John Fortescue to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from the Court at Richmond, 1 November 1589, asking that his kinsman, Edward Stafford, who is serving under Sir Walter Raleigh in Plymouth, may be excused from furnishing soldiers in respect of the lands of his wife, the widow of Anthony Babington, in Derbyshire. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 521
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, from Orton Longville, 11 November 1588, telling of the violent operations of the medicine he has taken for his gout and thanking him for speaking favourably of him in Parliament, which he is sorry not to have been able to attend. A post-script states that he is weary of this place. 1p. Damaged Ms. Copy.
Folio 522
John Francis to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal and Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, from Foremark, 14 November 1589, asking that Elizabeth Fitzherbert may be removed from his custody, as her health is affected by the dampness of his house. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 524
Thomas Markham to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, no place, 20 November 1589, remarking that the cold, rheumatic weather makes men keep at home unless great causes draw them abroad but the commissioners for the sale of land are meeting and the Lord Chancellor [Sir Christopher Hatton] is a furtherer to Lord Talbot's purchase of Welbeck. He also mentions other lands for sale in Nottinghamshire. 3pp. Address.
Folio 526
Roger Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Savoy, 4 December 1589, recommending the suit of the bearer, Mr. Danett, a servant of Sir Francis Walsingham's. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 528
Sir Francis Walsingham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 14 December 1589, thanking him for his report on the affray between the late Mr. [Richard?] Houghton and [Godfrey Foljambe?] Baron of Walton and sending foreign news. [Cf. Acts of the Privy Council 1589-90, p.290]. 1p. Copy. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.383)
Folio 529
Serjeant Francis Beaumont to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, from Grace-dieu, 15 December 1589, sending a ring as a token of gratitude and enclosing a note on the tenure of the Castle orchard at Melbourne, taken from the records of the Duchy [of Lancaster]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 531
The Bishop of Carlisle to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Rose Castle, 17 December 1589, thanking him for favours to his son [cf. folio 393] and for arrears of rent. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 533
Sir George Chaworth to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, from Annesley, 7 January 1589/90, asking for the Earl's favour towards his cousin, Thomas Leake, in the trial of a great part of his inheritance at the next Derby assizes. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.386)
Folio 534
William Browne to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Snelston, 8 January 1589/90, sending the gift of a little book from Flanders, 1p. Damaged Ms. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 536
Sir Thomas Hesketh and others, commissioners for the finding of an office after the death of John Talbot, esquire, of Lancashire, to Lord Burghley, Master of the Court of Wards, from Preston, 14 January 1588/9, giving details of the inquisition post mortem. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed by all. Endorsed.
Folio 538
Sir George Conyers and others to [Francis, fifth] Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President in the North, from Durham, 19 January 1549/50, concerning John Roland, an 'Egyptian', and his confederates who have made a counterfeit of the King's Great Seal; they are now apprehended and await the Earl's pleasure. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in fifth Earl's hand.
Folio 540
Peter Evre to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, at Rufford, from Lincoln, 24 January 1589/90, acknowledging the receipt of £200 to pay creditors. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signature removed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 542
'A vewe of the trayned soldiers for Hallamshire taken before the right honorable George Earle of Shrewsburie at Sheffield Castle the last daye of Januarye 1589'/90. 2pp. Clerk's hand, Endorsed (W. de G. Birch, 'Original Documents Relating to Sheffield, principally in connection with Mary Queen of Scots', Journal of the British Archaeological Association (March, 1874), p.324)
Folio 544
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer, from Handsworth, 31 January 1589/60, complaining bitterly of his gout and sending him a small rug and a case of Hallamshire whittles. A postscript states that he has sent his fellow-sufferer a bottle of ointment 'which doeth me some ease, though it work no great cure'. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Burghley's clerk's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.388)
Folio 546
The Earl of Derby to the Earl of Shrewsbury, K.G., Privy Councillor and Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire and Derbyshire, from Pilkington, [17] February 1589/90. Philip Trafford from near Macclesfield has been poaching deer and is bound over on a surety of £40 to appear before Shrewsbury. [Cf. Lambeth Mss. 699, folio 5, and 700, folio 59]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Enclosing folio 549
Depositions concerning Trafford and others, poachers in Macclesfield Forest, dated from Pilkington, 17 February 1589. 3pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 547
Robert Isot, Mayor of Doncaster, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, K.G., Earl Marshal and Justice in Eyre, at Handsworth, from Doncaster, 11 February 1589/90. The fee farm is paid. [William] Ferne, the late Mayor of Doncaster, will attend the Earl in person to settle outstanding matters, as soon as he is fit to travel from Lincolnshire. [Cf. Lambeth Ms. 701, folio 21]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 552
Thomas Markham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Westminster, 17 February 1589/90, sending, as promised, a more convenient house for his Lordship's fine bird to live in. Blanche Parry has died and Lord Burghley is ill. A post-script states that the Earl of Warwick has had a leg amputated. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.392)
Folio 554
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Gilbert, Lord Talbot, deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, from Handsworth, 27 February 1589/90, desiring him to enforce the Queen's proclamation for the Lent fast. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 556
The Earl of Derby to the Earl of Shrewsbury, K.G., Privy Councillor and Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, from Latham, 28 February 1589/90, concerning the reports on Philip Trafford [cf. folio 546]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 558
William Gresham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Doncaster, 13 March 1589/90. He needs £2,000 before 1 May and wishes to know if the Earl would buy, or take out a mortgage on, his lands in Yorkshire for that sum. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 560
The Earl of Derby to the Earl of Shrewsbury, K.G., Privy Councillor and Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire, from Lathom, 14 March 1589/90. He has received a letter from the Privy Council commanding him to stay ships and barks in the area, for the transportation of soldiers into Ireland, and to inspect sailors and gunners. He encloses a note of the letter for the Earl's information. He would like to know the names of those who excuse Philip Trafford [cf. folio 546]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
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