RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
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TitleTalbot Papers
Date1600-1632
DescriptionFolio 1
P. Sanford to [Gilbert Talbot, seventh] Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, from Baynard's Castle, [25 June 1605]. The Lord Admiral [Charles Howard, Earl of Nottingham] is expected at Portsmouth, together with an ambassador from Spain. [Edward Somerset, fourth] Earl of Worcester has been sent to Monmouthshire and Herefordshire to put down a Catholic rising and William Morgan, the ringleader, is imprisoned in the Tower. [Robert Cecil,] Earl of Salisbury and his master, [William Herbert, third Earl of Pembroke], meet on Monday to settle their differences. 1p. Seal. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 165)
Folio 3
The Earl of Pembroke to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 19 April [1605]. [Robert Cecil, Viscount] Cranborne and [Robert Sidney, Baron] Sydney are to be advanced in the peerage and Sir Philip Herbert ennobled on the occasion of the christening of the Princess [Mary]. He has made a cock match with [Thomas Howard,] Earl of Suffolk and [Henry Wriothesley,] Earl of Southampton at £50 a battle. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 5
Rowland Whyte to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 26 April 1605. [Ulric,] Duke of Holstein and [Henry Howard,] Earl of Northampton are to be made Knights of the Garter; the Duke of Holstein and Lady Arabella Stuart are to be godparents to the Princess [Mary] but the third godparent is not yet known. Several courtiers seek to serve Spain in the Low Countries and Sir Charles Percy is likely to be captain of a volunteer regiment. [Mary Talbot,] Countess of Pembroke flourishes. 3pp. Damaged Ms. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 148)
Folio 7
Edmund Lascelles to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Greenwich, 11 April [1605]. He has waited to write to give news of the Queen's delivery [of Princess Mary]. [Elizabeth Hardwick,] Countess of Shrewsbury is reported sick and Lady Arabella Stuart has visited her to be reconciled. He gives an account of the alleged preaching of [Richard] Haddock at Oxford in his sleep. The King has commissioned the construction of tombs at Westminster for Queen Elizabeth and Mary, Queen of Scots. He encloses a letter to the Dowager Countess from Mr. Dean, [James Montague, Dean of the Chapel Royal] advising her to petition the King to make her son [William] Cavendish a baron at this time, and his seal so that Shrewsbury may open it without detection. He thanks the Earl for a gift of £40 in gold and sends a sword and girdle as presents. He asks the Earl to destroy this letter. 6pp. Damaged Ms. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 143)
Folio 10
Rowland Whyte to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, from the Court, 27 April 1605. [Thomas Cecil, second Baron] Burghley is to be made an Earl. Haddock is at Court [cf. folio 7]. 2pp. Endorsed 'haste'. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 152)
Folio 12
The Earl of Worcester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place [the Court], 27 April 1605. Further news of the christening [of the Princess Mary], of the new creations in the peerage and of the arrangements for the installations in the Order of the Garter [cf. folios 3 and 5]. 1p.
Folio 13
Edmund Lascelles to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Greenwich, 30 April [1605]. William Cavendish is at London, seeking his barony [cf. folio 7] but is not likely to succeed as he is 'very sparing in his gratuity'. Further news of the other creations which are expected. Haddock [cf. folios 7, 10] has confessed himself a fake. 3pp. Damaged Ms. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 155)
Folio 15
Rowland Whyte to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 13 May 1605. The lawsuit in Star Chamber between Sir Robert Dudley and [Lettice Devereux,] Countess of Leicester is ended. The States-General are besieging Antwerp and have flooded much of the country round it. The Earl and Countess of Pembroke are at Court, but the Countess is not yet the most tactful courtier. 2pp. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.160)
Folio 17
Elizabeth Reresby [Elizabeth Tamworth, Lady Reresby?] to Sir Francis Foljambe at his house at Aldwark, 6 November 1632, reporting that 'my old lady' [Frances Burdett, Mrs. Foljambe?] has begun a suit with her son [Sir John Reresby?] [cf. Lambeth Ms. 710, folios 3 and 17]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 19
P. Sanford to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Baynard's Castle, 7 June 1605. More on the case between Sir Robert Dudley and the Countess of Leicester [cf. folio 15]. The army of the States-General is at Sas [van Ghent]. The Dutch have destroyed some Spanish ships bringing soldiers to the Low Countries. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 163)
Folio 21
The endorsement only of a letter from [Robert] Redhead to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, at Sheffield Manor, about Sir Richard Gargrave [cf. Lambeth Ms. 708, folio 93]. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 22
Rowland Whyte to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court at Whitehall, 14 July 1605. Court news, including further gossip about Sir Robert Dudley. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 24
[Robert Sidney, Viscount] Lisle to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from London, 2 July 1605, giving news of the reception of the new ambassador from the Emperor [Rudolph II] and of the flight of Sir Robert Dudley with Mrs. [Elizabeth] Southwell. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 26
Gests of a progress of James I through the Home Counties, July 1605. 1p. Clerk's hand. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 28
T[homas Sackville, Earl of] Dorset to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Horsley, 1 August 1605, thanking him for the promise of some red deer and giving the news of the postponement of the Parliament until 5 November. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 30
The Earl of Dorset to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from New College, Oxford, 30 August 1605, telling of the great pains taken to entertain the King at Oxford. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 32
The Earl of Salisbury to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place [Oxford], 1 September 1605. The States-General are on the defensive; Lord Lisle has given offence by going to the Low Countries without leave. 2pp. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 34
[John, second Baron] Darcy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, no place no date, thanking the Earl for his recommendation to the Earl of Salisbury. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 36
Sir William Browne to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, at Sheffield or elsewhere, from Baynard's Castle, 17 September 1605, giving a long account of Lord Lisle's examination before the Privy Council and news from the Low Countries, including that of a second attack on Bergen-op-Zoom. 4pp. Seal. Endorsed 'with speed'. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 40
H[enry Grey, second Earl of] Kent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Wrest, 17 February 1605/06, asking for his support in the matter of the motion before Parliament about Ruthin [cf. Lambeth Ms. 708, folio 145]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 42
Anthony Wingfield to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury, from Welbeck, 20 March 1605/06, a complimentary letter enclosing an epigram on 'The Contented Peer'. 2pp. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 176)
Folio 44
The bill and answer in the Court of Chancery in a suit filed by the Earl of Shrewsbury to recover certain estates held as part of her jointure by the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury, 1605. 1p. Copy.
Folio 45
The order against the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury, to answer Mr. Justice Warburton's report as soon as possible, made before the Lord Chancellor [Sir Thomas Egerton], 28 March 1606. 2pp. Copy.
Folio 47
The Earl of Kent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Wrest, 11 April 1606, asking Shrewsbury to retain Randall [Randolph] Crew to plead his cause of Ruthin before the House of Lords; he will repay Shrewsbury the fees. [Cf. folio 40]. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 49
The Earl of Kent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Wrest, 29 April 1606, thanking him for recommending his former servant Wyntell to the Earl of Salisbury. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 51
The Earl of Salisbury to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, no place, no date [1606], announcing his recovery from his illness. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 53
Sir Thomas Edmonds to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Brussels, 27 June 1606, sending news from the Low Countries, although he knows that Shrewsbury sees what he writes to the Earl of Salisbury, and asking urgently for the repayment of money due to him. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.180)
Folio 55
John Talbot of Grafton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Burghfield, 1 July 1606. He is obliged by impoverished circumstances to part from his horses and asks the Earl to accept one as a present. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 57
H[enry Hastings, fifth Earl of] Huntingdon to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Ashby, 10 August 1606, sending a present of a buck and inviting him to hunt on his land, although he cannot meet him. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 59
The Earl of Northampton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date [1606], recommending the bearer, Sir John Leveson. A postscript states that 'the name of Howard is nowe as farre out of use with me, as it was wont in the world to be out of fashion', 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.193)
Folio 61
Sir Thomas Edmonds to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Brussels, 30 September 1606, offering his congratulations on the marriage of Lady Alathea Talbot and [Thomas Howard,] Earl of Arundel. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 63
Viscount Lisle to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Hampton Court, 11 September 1606. He hopes that the Earl has returned safely to Sheffield, 'half way to the North Pole'. The Parliament is expected to be held as appointed. He sends news from the Court. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 182)
Folio 65
Rowland Whyte to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, from Hampton Court, 24 September 1606. [John] Buckeridge has preached a sermon, before the King and the Scottish ecclesiastics, on the supremacy of the monarch over the church. News from the Court and the Low Countries. A postscript states that Lady Raleigh came to Court, kneeled to the King but he passed her by. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 186)
Folio 67
John Talbot of Grafton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, at Sheffield, from Grafton, 26 September 1606, discussing the commission of enquiry into recusants' lands in Worcestershire. 1p. Damaged Ms. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 69
Sir Thomas Edmonds to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Brussels, 30 September 1606, thanking him for ensuring that he is not forgotten in Court circles; he is hopeful of preferment. He sends news of the disposition of troops in the Low Countries. Maurice of Nassau has failed to take Venlo. 3pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 188)
Folio 71
John Talbot of Grafton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Grafton, 27 September 1606, thanking him for recommendatory letters to the Lord Deputy and the Chancellor of Ireland [Sir Arthur Chichester and Thomas Jones, Archbishop of Dublin]. 1p. End. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 73
Rowland Whyte to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, from Baynard's Castle, 4 October 1606. The Countess of Pembroke has excelled herself at a Court dance. The King is at Royston and will be there a month. The plague increases in London; 56 deaths this week, 1p. Seal. Endorsed 'with speed'. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 192)
Folio 75
[Thomas Erskine], Viscount Fentoun to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Royston, 5 October 1606, presenting his compliments in a strain of ironical abuse, 1p. Seal. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 77
Rowland Whyte to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Royston, 8 October 1606, detailing the repairs done to the Earl's lodgings at Royston. The plague increases so much at London that there is talk of holding the Parliament elsewhere. 3pp. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 79
Viscount Fentoun to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Royston, 9 October 1606. The King of Denmark [Christian IV] desires [Martin] Otto to attend him [cf. Lambeth Ms. 708, folios 196, 198]. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 81
A brief of the accounts of Henry Butler, steward of the household to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from 28 October 1600 to 6 November 1606, involving receipts of £48,433 2s. 11d. 1p. Clerk's hand. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 82
The Earl of Kent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Wrest, 25 March 1606, thanking him for sending a prompt denial of the rumours that the King was assassinated. He shortly afterwards received the King's proclamation and sent it to Bedford for publication. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 178)
Folio 84
Sir John Wood to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Charing Cross, 24 November 1607. He has no doubt heard of the King's temperate proclamation touching [Hugh O'Neill,] Earl of Tyrone and [Rory O'Donnell,] Earl of Tyrconnell, despite their horrible treasons. He hears that Tyrone is well received in the Low Countries and plans to go on to Rome and Spain. Sir Christopher St. Lawrence and [Richard Nugent, fourth Baron] Delvin are now under arrest for this conspiracy. The Parliament is prorogued until 10 February next. 1p. Damaged Ms. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's Hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.210)
Folio 87
Sir John Manners, Sir John Harpur and Sir Francis Leake, Deputy Lieutenants of Derbyshire, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, no place, 4 June 1607, stating that they have taken action to prevent riots in the High Peak. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed by Manners and Harpur. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Enclosing folio 86
Instructions from the Deputy Lieutenants to the High Constable of the High Peak hundred of Derbyshire for the preventing of riots. 1p. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 89
The Earl of Kent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Wrest, 20 June 1607, giving an account of the activities of the levellers in Bedfordshire and enclosing a copy of a warrant to enquire into enclosures and depopulations in the county, 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 91
The Earl of Kent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Wrest, 29 June 1607. He is sorry that the Privy Council do not approve his actions in the matter of the riots in Bedfordshire [cf. folio 89]. He now remedies his failure to send up the names of the chief offenders, 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 93
P. Sanford to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Baynard's Castle, 28 June 1605. The Lord Admiral arrived at Portsmouth on Friday last [cf. folio 1] and it is said that the King of Spain [Philip III] has bestowed £40,000 in gifts on him and his train, 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 95
[Tobias Mathew,] Archbishop of York to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Rotherham, 2 September 1607, greeting the Earl on his coming to the area. 1p. Seal. Address Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.198)
Folio 97
Viscount Fentoun to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Ferrybridge, 14 September 1607, apologizing for not visiting the Earl and Countess. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 99
Thomas Fanshawe to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillors, from Wakefield, 12 September 1607, explaining that he has chosen to hold the audit of the royal revenues at Wakefield instead of at Pontefract because he has been busy there for much of the year on the King's business, 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 101
Rowland Whyte to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, from Theobalds, 17 September 1607. Princess Mary died yesterday at Stanwell, the house of [sir Thomas, Baron] Knyvett. There is news of the escape of the Earls of Tyrone and Tyrconnell into Spain and of the negotiations for peace in the Low Countries. Viscount Lisle and the Earl of Northampton remain reconciled; other Court news. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 200)
Folio 103
The Earl of Salisbury to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Theobalds, 18 September [1607], giving the news of the death of the Princess Mary and sending an abstract of information from Ireland which shows their allegiance to Spain, though he does not anticipate an invasion because of the negotiations in the Low Countries [cf. folio 101]. A postscript states that the King and Queen take their bereavement well and adds: 'It is a shame for you, my Lord, to linger there in a coal pit, when you see likelihood of a kingdom to be in danger'. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed and subscribed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 203)
Folio 105
The Earl of Arundel to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, from Hampton Court, 27 September 1607. He is sorry to learn that the Earl is suffering from gout. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 107
The Earl of Salisbury to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hampton Court, 29 September [1607]. The Parliament is prorogued until February; other Court news. 1p. Address.
Folio 108
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hampton Court, 12 October 1607. Fifty men are to be raised in Derbyshire for the Irish service and to be ready at Chester by 12 November. 2pp. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 110
Henry Sanderson to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, Chief Justice in Eyre, no place [Brancepeth] no date [October 1607], complaining of the conduct of the keepers at Raby amd Brancepeth [cf. Lambeth Ms. 708, folio 65]. 2pp. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed and subscribed. Endorsed. Address notes receipt on 12 October 1607.
Folio 112
The Earl of Salisbury to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Salisbury House, 13 October 1607. The Earl of Tyrone has landed in France. 1p. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 205)
Folio 114
Viscount Lisle to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from the Court, 5 November 1607, giving news of the negotiations in the Low Countries. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 116
[George Hume,] Earl of Dunbar to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Chief Justice in Eyre, from Brancepeth, 1 November 1607, thanking him for his care of the King's woods and parks in the north. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 118
Rowland Whyte to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 7 November 1607, enclosing foreign news from a lord [cf. folio 114]. The Earl and Countess of Pembroke are happy and Whyte hopes will make Shrewsbury a joyful grandfather. Sir Francis Vere has married [Elizabeth Dent]. There is concern to prevent an invasion of Ireland by the Earl of Tyrone. Other Court news. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 206)
Folio 120
The Earl of Salisbury to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, no place [Whitehall], no date [23 November 1607], sending compliments and enclosing something [missing]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed 'haste'. Address gives date and place.
Folio 122
Sir George Chaworth to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Newmarket, 29 November 1607. The King is rather less inclined to go hunting. The Earl of Dunbar is building a great house at Berwick; he hears that Worksop gallery will be but a garret compared with Berwick's. He complains that the Earl of Rutland [Roger Manners, fifth Earl] has encroached upon some woods of his in Nottinghamshire. 3pp. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 212)
Folio 124
The Earl of Shrewsbury to [John] Hercy, no place [Sheffield], 30 November 1607, directing him to receive the money from the Exchequer for the conduct of the soldiers raised in Derbyshire. 1p. Draft. Address.
Folio 125
Richard [Bancroft,] Archbishop of Canterbury, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Lambeth, 18 January 1607/08. Henry Constable, having failed to appear according to his engagement, is to be apprehended. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed and subscribed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 127
[John, Baron] Lumley to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury, from Tower Hill, 22 January 1604/05, announcing his recovery from an illness. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed and subscribed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 129
The Earl of Salisbury to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, no place, no date. He refers to some anonymous threatening letters which he has received: 'they do not move any one pulse in my body, for God hath nombred my dayes alredy to long'. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 131
Rowland Whyte to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Whitehall, 26 January 1607/08, sending foreign news, particularly of the negotiations in the Low Countries. Sir Christopher St. Lawrence has the liberty of the Tower. A great masque is in preparation for the marriage of [John Ramsay], Viscount Haddington. There is hope that a silver mine in Scotland may solve the King's financial problems. The Thames is frozen over hard. 3pp. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 221)
Folio 133
The Earl of Pembroke to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Hampton Court, 29 September [1607]. Compliments. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 134
Viscount Lisle to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 29 January 1607/08, giving a description of the frost; 'the like hath not been seen upon the Thames in the memory of the oldest man'. He has been unable to obtain the verses of the last masque as Ben Jonson has been busy preparing another for the wedding of Lord Haddington. Further news of the negotiations in the Low Countries. 3pp. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 136
The Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury to [Thomas] Cooke, from Worksop, 29 January 1607/08, directing him to wait on Lord and Lady Burghley to ascertain why Henry Constable did not surrender according to his promise [cf. folio 125]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 137
The Archbishop of York to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Bishopthorpe, 4 February 1607/08, commending the conduct of Henry Sanderson in the matter of Raby and Brancepeth [cf. folio 110]. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 139
The Earl of Salisbury to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place [Court], 10 February 1607/08, giving news of the negotiations in the Low Countries. Although it is not thought that there will be a Spanish invasion of Ireland, the King makes preparations for defence, increasing the size of the navy and arranging for a survey of his forces. A postscript states that he has 'rheume in one eye'. 3pp. Clerk's hand, signed and subscribed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 226)
Folio 141
The Earl of Salisbury to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Whitehall, 17 February 1607/08. Lady Arabella Stuart has gone to meet Shrewsbury, upon the death of the Dowager Countess; he has therefore written to the Countess of Arundel. The negotiations in the Low Countries are not going well. A postscript expresses the hope that the Countess will not mourn too much for her mother. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 229)
Folio 143
Sir John Bentley to Thomas Eltofts at Barlow or elsewhere, no place, 18 February 1607/08, complaining that the Dowager Countess has left him no legacy, although he had a journey to London to witness her last will; 'yesterday's experience breeds this day's wisdome'. 1p. Copy. Endorsed 'with speed'. Address commends suit of bearer, a woman servant.
Folio 145
Sir George Chaworth to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 20 February 1608/09. He has written four letters without reply. He has resolved to test the validity of the lease of the manor house of Annesley granted to his cousin [the Earl of Rutland, cf. folio 122] and hopes for Shrewsbury's aid. 1p. Seal. Endorsed 'with speed'. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 147
Lord Lumley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Tower Hill, 24 February 1607/08, giving a melancholy account of his illness. He is bereft of [the use of his] legs and one of his arms. 1p. Clerk's hand, Lord Lumley's mark. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 149
The Earl of Salisbury to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Whitehall, 7 March 1607/08, giving news of the negotiations in the Low Countries; a truce which will amount to a peace is confidently expected. A postscript asks for a rough draft of Hardwick. 2pp. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838),iii. 231)
Folio 151
The Earl of Salisbury to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Whitehall, 13 March 1607/08, thanking him for the plot [of Hardwick, cf. folio 149] and hoping to see the Earl and Countess one day at the house which he is building [at Hatfield]. 1p. Address.
Folio 153
The Earl of Arundel to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Arundel House, 3 April 1608. He asks Shrewsbury to excuse his wife's not writing; she has not been well. The funeral of the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury will be at Derby on 4 or 5 May. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 155
The Earl of Arundel to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place [Arundel House], nd. [10 April 1608], giving the news of the sudden marriage of cousin [William] Cavendish and [Christian Bruce]. The Queen seems displeased with the match [cf. MS.3203 folio 519], for which Lady Arabella Stuart is said to be responsible. 1p. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 232)
Folio 156
Laurence Esmond to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Broad Street, from Duncannon, 21 July 1608, sending a present of wolf-dogs and hawks. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 158
A copy of the grant which the King is to be moved to sign touching oats, July 1608, authorizing Lady Arabella Stuart for twenty-one years to take £5 recognizance of every inn-keeper and ostler not to make more than sixpence profit on every bushel of oats supplied to travellers and charge 2s. 6d. for every such recognizance, of which Lady Arabella would retain 6d. 1p. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 236)
Folio 159
Reasons for granting the suit on oats [cf. folio 158]. 1p. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 237)
Folio 160
Petition to the King by Francis Rodes, esquire, and Benjamin Fisher, gentleman, praying that the impost on oats may be granted to them instead of to Lady Arabella Stuart [cf. folio 158]. 1p. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 237)
Folio 161
The Earl of Arundel to to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Arundel House, 4 October [1608]. Compliments. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 163
The Earl of Huntingdon to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Ashby, 7 October 1608, hoping that he is better. 1p. Damaged Ms. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 165
The Earl of Salisbury to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place [the Court], 9 October 1608. The negotiations in the Low Countries have broken down completely but he is hopeful that something may be agreed before the end of the year to prevent a renewal of war between the States-General and the Hapsburgs. A postscript states that Lord Kinloss [Edward Bruce, father-in-law to William Cavendish] is likely to die. Salisbury has lately been a godfather [to Henry Howard, son of the Earl and Countess of Arundel]; 'I will pray he may be a more quiet gentleman than his father: in the meantime I assure you that I never saw a goodlier child than the young Lord' [James Howard, Lord Mowbray and Maltravers]. 2pp. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 245)
Folio 167
The Earl of Arundel to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Arundel House, 17 November [1607]. His wife is better; they are sorry to hear of the Earl's gout. The issue of the negotiations in the Low Countries is very uncertain. The wedding of Viscount Haddington will be next Shrovetide. 'Old Southampton' [Mary Browne, Countess of Southampton] is dead. She has left the best of her 'stuff' to her son [Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton] and the greatest part of it to her [third] husband, [Sir William Hervey]. He expects it will be sold and curses the Lord Admiral [Earl of Nottingham] for making him pay £4,000 for Arundel House and so preventing him from buying some of it. 1p. Seals. Endorsed. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii. 207)
Folio 169
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 31 December 1607, wishing to know who shall receive the coat and conduct money in Derbyshire [cf. folio 124] and informing the Earl that some in the county propose to petition to be excused payment to the subsidy. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 170 x
M[ary Fitz Gerald] Lady Delvin to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Dublin, 22 December 1607, requesting his intercession for her son's pardon. 1p. Address by seventh Earl.
Enclosing folio 171
Lord Delvin to [Christopher Plunkett, eighth Baron Killeen], no place, 30 November 1607, denying the crimes laid to his charge and begging for mercy for his wife and child. 1p. Copy. Annotations by the seventh Earl.
Folio 173
The Earl of Arundel to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Arundel House, 1 February [1607/08]. The Parliament is adjourned. His wife hopes to send the text of the Queen's masque shortly; he is busy with another [cf. folio 134]. 1p. Seals. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 175
The Earl of Arundel to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Arundel House, November [1608], recommending the bearer, George Smith, to his favour. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 177
The Earl of Arundel to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Whitehall, 25 November [1608], conveying the Queen's regards and his own compliments by the bearer, George Smith [cf. folio 175]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 179
W[illiam] Bellenden to William Fowler, Secretary to the Queen, Master of Requests, from Paris, 20 March 1608/09, sending news of the French and Spanish Courts. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 181
Sir Richard Gargrave to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Nostell, 27 March 1608, requesting the payment of £45 long since due to the King for a post fine. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 183
Edmund Lascelles to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Utrecht, 25 May 1609, giving a long account of his wretched circumstances and begging the Earl to relieve his wife and children. 1p. Damaged Ms. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 185
Sir Edward Greville to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Milcote, 13 April 1605, discussing money matters between the Countess, [Ludovic Stuart, second] Duke of Lennox and Sir William Leighton. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
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PublnNoteHannay, Margaret 'Unpublished letters by Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke' in "Spenser Studies" vol. 6 (1986) Lambeth Palace Library Z664.L2 7.07
MS 3202, f. 15: Helen Payne, "Aristocratic Women, Power, Patronage and Family Networks at the Jacobean Court, 1603-1625", in James Daybell (ed.), 'Women and Politics in Early Modern England, 1450-1700', 2004 [KA391.P2]
Steen, Sara Jayne (ed.) "The Letters of Lady Arabella Stuart" Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. (Women writers in English 1350-1850) xv, 304p.; illus., facsims. [KA391.1S9]

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