RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
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Alt Ref NoMS 3203
TitleTalbot Papers
Date1583-1612
DescriptionFolio 1
Sir Humphrey Ferrers to [Gilbert Talbot, seventh] Earl of Shrewsbury, from Walton, 27 April 1600. The hundred soldiers raised in Derbyshire for the Irish service are still at Chester; he complains of the expense, more than formerly. He has been suffering from the stone and, if the Earl still needs it, will send some of his medicine. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 3
John Hacker to the Earl of Shrewsbury at London, from Bridgford, 26 May 1600, relating the proceedings in a suit, heard at Nottingham by commission of Star Chamber, in which [Richard] Whalley asserts that Mr. Willoughby's man, Jonathan, tried to get his master excused from the payment of a subsidy by a request to Mr. Whalley, who was serving on the commission for the subsidies at the time. 2pp. Damaged Ms. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 5
Gertrude Winter to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Grafton, 16 May, n.a., thanking him for some monetary gifts. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand refers to 'Cousin Winter'.
Folio 7
Fulke Greville to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury, from aboard the 'Triumph', 26 August [1599], sending them, and through them, the Secretary [Sir Robert Cecil], his compliments. A postscript asks that Lady Scudamore should show a note of his gratitude to the Queen. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 9
Fulke Greville to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from the Court, no date. He has performed her command and thinks 'ther needs no more to assure you of honor from all good men'. A postscript refers to the Earl's intention to visit Sir John Peyton, [Lieutenant of the Tower]. 1p. Damaged Ms.
Folio 10
Fulke Greville to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury, from the Court, Saturday, no date [temp. Eliz.] The Queen looks for their company this Easter and, from all that he can hear, has formed a high opinion of the Countess. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 12
Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, Friday, no date [September 1598]. Captain Slingsby has captured a fleet of flyboats loaded with Spanish wool and money but he fears that they will prove to be Flemish. There is news of the marriage of the Cardinal [Archduke Albert of Austria] and the Infanta [Isabella] of Spain. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 14
Alice [Spencer, Countess of]]Derby to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Lathom, 17 June [1594], thanking him for attending the funeral of her husband [Ferdinando Stanley, fifth Earl of Derby] and seeking his support in any quarrel with her brother-in-law [William Stanley, sixth Earl of Derby] over the property inherited by her daughters. 1p. Endorsed. Cf. f. 385; these are in fact in the same hand.
Folio 16
Fulke Greville to the Earl or Countess of Shrewsbury, 'from myne host's chamber', no date [November 1599], The Queen has spoken well of them both and heard him in praise of them, including something on the truth of the dispute with Edward Talbot. [Robert Devereux, second] Earl of Essex has been ill and the Queen has sent Mr. Controller [Sir William Knollys] to him. He refers to being called to dinner by Mr. Cofferer [Sir Henry Cock]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 18
E[dward Somerset, fourth Earl of] Worcester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place [the Court], 19 September [1602]. Grave is reported to have fallen but the siege of Ostend continues. The Archduke [Albert] and his wife have made peace offers to the States-General. The King of Spain has failed in Algiers and he hopes that this will not lead him to renew trouble in Ireland. Irish tunes are popular at Court at the moment but Mr. [William] Byrd's Lullaby will be in demand in the winter. 1p. Clerk's hand. signed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.577)
Folio 19
Richard Verney to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Broad Street, 20 November [1600] sending professions of his duty and commendations of Lady Elizabeth Talbot. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 21
The Queen to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, from Westminster, 5 December 1600. Fifteen men are to be levied in the county for the Irish service but 'the country shall owen what extraordinary care we have taken to prevent a great part of your expense for such charge'. 2pp. Damaged Ms. Sign manual. Clerk's hand. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 23
Sir John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Haddon, 16 December 1600. He will send the men from the hundreds of High Peak and Scarsdale as soon as possible [cf. folio 21] to Sir Humphrey Ferrers and asks for the appointment of another justice of the peace to help him in hearing cases in those hundreds. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 25
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir John Manners, Sir Humphrey Ferrers and Mr. Thomas Gresley, from Sheffield Lodge, 16 December 1600, asking for the levying of the fifteen men from Derbyshire [cf. folio 21]. 1p. Damaged Ms. Copy. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 27
Thomas Clarke to Thomas Cooke, attendant on the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Chesterfield, 11 January 1600/01, asking him to get a letter from the Earl authorizing Mr. [Peter] Frecheville of Staveley to settle the dispute between the Earl and the Mayor and burgesses of Chesterfield, as agreed. A postscript reminds Cooke of his promise of a reward for Clarke in return for the delivery of his interest in the Guild lands in Chesterfield. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 29
Commission from the Queen authorising the Lord Keeper [Sir Thomas Egerton], the Lord Treasurer [Thomas Sackville, Baron Buckhurst] and other officers of state to treat for the sale of Crown lands and other royal possessions, dated from Westminster, 20 May 43 Eliz. [1601]. 5pp. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand.
Folio 33
Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from on board the 'Triumph', 4 September 1599, sending his news by the bearer. A postscript offers his excuses to Mr. Booth [John Booth, steward to the Earl]. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 35
Advertisements from Court, no date [1587] Sir Walter Raleigh and the Earl of Essex are reconciled and it is rumoured that Sir Walter is likely to be appointed Captain of the Guard. 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 36
William Browne to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, no place, 18 September 1602. The Siege of Grave is ended and the next place to be attacked is likely to be either Ostend or Venlo. He encloses some verses written by Mr. Secretary [Sir Robert Cecil] on the occasion of the Queen's discovering that the young Countess of Derby [Elizabeth de Vere] was wearing his portrait. 1p. Seal. Endorsed 'with speed'. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.575)
Folio 38
The Earl of Worcester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from the Court, 11 February [1607/08]. He has attended the 'great wedding' [of John Ramsay, Viscount Haddington, cf. MS.3202 folio 131] and the masque, but is handicapped by the gout. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 40
J[ohn, Baron] Lumley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, no place [London], 19 April [1605], commiserating on the Earl's gout and reporting on the bad behaviour of the apprentices when the Spanish Ambassador celebrated the birth of the young prince [later Philip IV]. Their behaviour is not helpful to the negotiation of peace. 2pp. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.146)
Folio 42
Sir Anthony Mildmay to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Paris, 27 May 1597. Henry IV appreciates the Earl's remembering his promises of a gift of hounds. Mildmay offers the use of his house for the Earl's servants. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 44
A petition from the tenants of Glossopdale, presented to the Earl of Shrewsbury in June 1602 by four of them, Charles Garlicke, James Chatsworth, Charles Beamhall and Ottiwell Heeley, asking for the forbearance of their rents for a time and undertaking not to support some of their number who have been arrested by the Earl's officers. 1p. Clerk's hand. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 46
Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, Wednesday, no date [October 1598], sending a present of baked meat. More Spanish letters have been intercepted describing the marriage [of Archduke Albert and the Infanta]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 47
Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Austin Friars, 14 May n.a. Lady Day is now past and he complains that the Earl's 'unkindness and neglect adds burthen to me' [cf. MS.3201 folio 60]. 1p. Endorsed. Address 'Sir Fulke Greville'.
Folio 49
Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, Friday, no date. He did not tell the Queen [Elizabeth] that he had seen the Earl, because he found that she was displeased at his absence from Court, but he did tell her and Mr. Secretary of the Earl's trouble; she was sorry and Sir Robert Cecil plans to visit the Earl in London specially. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 51
Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Deptford, 12 August 1602. He returned by sea from Plymouth with the carrack goods on 3 August and expects to be away from Court about the business until Michaelmas. If he were not so busy, he would gladly visit them in the country. The Queen has come to Oatlands on her progress and plans to go on to Windsor. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 53
Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place [the Court], no date. Compliments. A postscript adds that he did not tell the Secretary [sir Robert Cecil] of the Earl's movements because he was not there to tell and asks the Earl to inform Cecil where Greville has gone if he sees him. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed.
Folio 55
Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, Friday evening, no date. He has told the Queen of the Earl's illness [cf. folio 49] and she has sent a messenger to him. A postscript states that the Queen does not believe that there is a stone causing the Earl's trouble but only humours. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 57
Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, no date. He would rather forget the matter in which he tried to mediate between the Earl and [Anne Dudley,] Countess of Warwick. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 59
Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, Monday, [February 1599/1600]. Everyone is busy about, the despatch of [Charles Blount, eighth Baron] Mountjoy[as Lord Deputy to Ireland]. The Queen has commanded the despatch of Dr. [Richard] Swale [to Emden]. He is of the opinion that the Earl [of Essex] is worse in his fortune than in his health. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 61
Sir John Harrington to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Greenwich, July 1602. [Charles de Gontault,] Duke of Biron is executed. Sir Edward Conway, [Governor] of Brill, has arrived at Court and says that there has been no fighting yet in the Low Countries. Sir Oliver St. John is to go to Ireland. He has inspected the lead cisterns with [the Earl's servant, William] Hamond. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.552)
Folio 63
Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Plymouth, 18 July 1602, sending compliments to him and the Countess and asking to be informed whether they be bound 'for the progress or for the field'. A postscript commends himself to the Countess of Cumberland [Margaret Russell]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 65
George Belgrave to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Belgrave, 29 July 1602. He has not made his public submission to [George Hastings, fourth] Earl of Huntingdon, for fear of arrest for debt. He asks for the Earl's protection and that the judgement against him in Star Chamber for contempt be suspended. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 67
B. Danyell to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from his house on Lambert Hill [Lambeth], 2 August 1602, discussing family matters of his master [Thomas Butler, third Earl] of Ormond. He has had difficulty in delivering letters to persons at Court. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 69
Sir Thomas Edmonds to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from London, 3 August 1602, enclosing copies of two letters giving details of the death of the Duke of Biron [cf. MS.3201 folio 37]. The siege of Grave continues. There are rumours of a Spanish landing in Ireland. The Queen has forborne to go on progress because of the unseasonableness of the weather. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.561)
Folio 71
Sir John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Haddon, 19 August 1602, explaining that he is too ill to visit. The Derbyshire men were sent 'in good sort' to Ireland in the charge of John Lavander. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 73
Benjamin Piggott to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Gravenhurst, 2 September 1602, concerning the consummation of the marriage of Lady Elizabeth Talbot and [Henry Grey, second] Earl of Kent; all are now hopeful of a fruitful issue. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand: 'my brother Piggott'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.570)
Folio 75
Fulke Greville to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from the Court at Oatlands, 23 September 1602. The Lord Marquis [William Paulet, fourth Marquis of Winchester] is offering his house for sale at £5,000 and [John] Swinnerton, a merchant, has made him an offer of £4,500. The Countess and [Anne Russell,] Countess of Warwick are both tenants to the Marquis and Greville cannot believe that they would wish to be to 'such a fellow' as Swinnerton. The Queen is well. If the Countess desires anything from the carrack [cf. folio 51], he asks that she should let him know – there are calicoes, sleved silks, jams, spices, damasks and ebony wood. 2pp. Endorsed. Address: 'of ye L. Marquis' intent to sell his house in Broad Street; of the carrack goods'. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.580)
Folio 77
A petition from the tenants of Glossopdale, 9 October 1602, asking for leniency over the rents now due; they have been behaving well, working on the erection of a house, mill and barn for the Earl at Simondlay [Simmondley], [cf. folio 44]. 1p. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 79
John Hercy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Broad Street, 16 January 1603/04 'att 5 in the morning'. He encloses patents for the office of Justice in Eyre and for the stewardships of Sherwood, Clipston, Boskwood and Newark. He has sent on various letters through Lady Arabella Stuart and Sir Richard Gargrave, which he finds are not delivered; he can only think that Sir Richard is dead or has forgotten himself. 2pp. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed and subscribed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 81
Lord Buckhurst to Mr. Treville, from Sackville House, March 1602/03, revoking his appointment as overseer of the Queen's woods and game north of the Trent. 1p. Copy.
Folio 82
Sir William Bowes to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Walton, 7 March, n.a. Thanks for her recommendation to the Queen [Elizabeth]; his reception has been cool but he is consoled by her reputation of coolness to newcomers. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 84
Sir John Harrington to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date [1603], asking for his support in his application to the King to benefit from the forfeitures of Sir Griffin Markham and his brother [Thomas, over the Bye Plot], 'yf God doo send me lyfe & helth in this contagious tyme'. 1p. Paper seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 86
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir Henry Pierrepont and others, justices of Nottinghamshire, no place, no date. Christopher Sherston of Mansfield has made lewd speeches in an alehouse against Lady Arabella Stuart; this is a second offence and it is imperative that he should be punished. The Earl suggests that he be stocked and whipped in Mansfield. 1p. Draft.
Folio 87
Thomas, fifth Baron] Burgh to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Sir Richard Bartley's house, 9 September [1592], giving an involved explanation of his conduct over the matter of Sir Thomas Stanhope's weirs on the Trent. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 89
William Fowler to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury, no place, 1603. He is presenting the 'book' [of grants] to the Queen [Anne of Denmark] at supper this day. [Cf. MS.3201 folio 147]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address: '1603. Mr.Secretary Fowler of his obligation to my L. & La.'
Folio 90
T[homas Cecil, second Baron] Burghley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from York, 11 June 1603, advising him of the Queen's proposed visit to Worksop. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 92
Gests of a progress by James I, commenced on 10 August 1603. 1p. Clerk's hand, annotated by the seventh Earl. Address.
Folio 93
Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Deptford, 2 July 1603. The Earl of Worcester will give Shrewsbury news of Greville's state. There is a rumour that the Countess of Shrewsbury is to be a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Queen, which he hopes is true, and news of advancements on all sides, 'only my destyny is to wither in this excellent clyme'. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 95
A pattern for coronets [for the Earl and Countess at the Coronation of James I] - the cost is £50 for coronets for the Earl and Countess in gold. 1p. Several hands. Addresses.
Folio 97
Dr. Brute Babington to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Lichfield, 6 July 1603, complaining against the Chancellor of Lichfield, who has dispossessed him of a divinity lectureship and obstructed his suit for the Deanery. The suggested replacement is one [John] Bagshaw, who has been in prison in the Marches of Wales for his bad practices. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 98
Mary Markham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Ollerton, 19 July 1603, asking him to intercede on behalf of her two sons accused of complicity in the Bye Plot [Sir Griffin and Thomas]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 100
John Chaworth to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Oxton, 25 July 1603, asking that a dispute between him and Sir John Byron over the lease of the prebendship of Oxton, referred to Shrewsbury by the King, may be laid before the Court of Chancery. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 102
George Rivers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Chafford, 25 July 1603. He is sending separately reasons for the release of Patrick Andrews, a Scotsman, who came from Paris at the time of the death of Queen Elizabeth and is now in gaol awaiting trial. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 104
Lady Anne Markham to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Court, from Lime Street, 7 August 1603, asking for his intercession to release her husband [Sir Griffin] and his brother [Thomas], from the Fleet prison, as the plague is rumoured to be there. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 106
Robert Somerscales to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from York, 9 August 1603. Sir Edward Stanhope is dying and refuses to make his will; if he dies 'which God grant', Somerscales recommends the Earl to request the appointment to the Recordership of Doncaster. Michael Wentworth refuses to do fealty before Somerscales [steward of Pontefract] for the manors of Woolley and Notton; he is a non-communicant and his wife a recusant. Moreover, Wentworth has annexed Staincross Moor and turned off the freeholders. 3pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'with speed' Address.
Folio 108
Henry Duport, Recorder of Derby to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, at Sheffield, from Sepshed, September 1603, reporting disputes between the corporation of Derby and Mr. [William] Baylies over enclosures. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 110
John Hercy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Woodstock, 13 September 1603. He has only now been able to contact the officers of [Charles Blount,] Earl of Devonshire about the purchase of Clipston, Duchy [of Lancaster] land. The French Ambassador, M. de Vitry [Louis de l'Hospital, Marquis de Vitry], has been grumbling at the present the King gave him. The King is also displeased over a falling out at Court between Sir Francis Vere and a captain representing [Henry Percy, ninth] Earl of Northumberland. 'My old Lord Chamberlain' [George Carey, second Baron Hunsdon] died this week. A postscript tells of violent plague in London. 2pp. Endorsed. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.23)
Enclosing folio 111
Gests of a progress of the King and Queen. 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 113
Sir Francis Leake to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, at Worksop Manor, from Sutton, 14 September 1603, thanking him for the appointment of Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 115
William Baylies and others of Derby to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and High Steward of Derby, from Derby, 15 September 1603, requesting his intervention to settle differences over leases of land [cf. folio 108]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Address.
Folio 116
Sir John Scudamore to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Holme Lacy, 15 October 1603, advising the appointment of a new sergeant for Irchinfield but refusing to name anyone from the hundred of Wormelow out of regard for Mr. Serjeant Williams. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 118
Robert Rothe to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Kilkenny, 19 October 1603. The Earl of Ormond requests Shrewsbury's interest to procure him a grant in fee simple of the Irish estates held by his ancestors from Queens Mary and Elizabeth. 2pp. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 120
[Sir Robert, Baron] Cecil to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place [the Court], 17 September 1603, midnight. Lady Arabella Stuart has been granted £800 yearly for her maintenance. The King is well but living most extravagantly. 2pp. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.33)
Folio 122
Sir John Harpur and Sir John Willoughby to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Derby, 27 September 1603, submitting their plan for a settlement of the disputes in Derby over the enclosed commons. [Cf. folios 108 and 115]. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 124
Lord Cecil to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place [the Court], no date [27 October 1603]. The confessions of some of the conspirators [in the Bye Plot] involve Mr. Henry Cavendish and he should present himself at Court as soon as possible. 1p. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.61)
Folio 126
A letter from the Queen to twelve knights chosen to be her Councillors at large, no place [the Court], October 1603, announcing their appointment and summoning them to her presence when the plague has passed. 1p. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.69)
Folio 127
A list of the officers and Councillors to the Queen, October 1603. 1p. Copy. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.65)
Folio 128
The names of the manors within the jointure of the Queen, [1603]. 3pp. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.66)
Folio 130
A note of offices and grants passed by the Queen, October 1603. 1p. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.68)
Folio 131
John Hercy to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Winchester, 8 October 1603. Clipston passed the King's hand yesterday in the Earl of Devonshire's book but Sir Edward Blount is intervening about the matter [cf. folio 110]. He encloses a letter from Lady Arabella Stuart. 3pp. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 133
Roger Mynors to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Triago, 12 October 1603. He has been deputising for Sir John Scudamore at the Earl's court at Irchinfield. The steward there has been withholding money collected from debtors. He asks the Earl to procure his release from providing a light horse for his Majesty's service, 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 135
John Chaworth to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place [Oxton], 17 October 1603. Sir John Byron has slandered him and kept tithes from him in the matter of the prebendship of Oxton [cf. folio 100]. 1p. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand indicates that the original was sent to Mr. [Thomas] Windebank.
Folio 137
The Earl of Shrewsbury to [Thomas] Windebank, from Sheffield, 20 October 1603, indicating that he wishes to refer the dispute between John Chaworth and Sir John Byron [cf. folios 100, 135] to the King. 1p. Draft, partly clerk's hand. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 139
Sir Thomas Heneage to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hampton Court, 20 November 1592, recommending a friendly agreement with the Archdeacon and adding 'your adversary lackes no frendes' [Sir Thomas Stanhope?]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Address 'from Sir T. Henneage vichamberlane by a pursevant'.
Folio 140
Sir William Stewart to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Salisbury, 6 November 1603. He has visited Hardwick and found the Dowager Countess in good disposition. He hopes for better feeling in the family, especially with regard to Lady Arabella Stuart. He has also spoken to Sir John Bentley as the Countess wished. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 145
Sir William Stewart to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Salisbury, 6 November 1603. He has delivered the Earl's letters and messages at Court and seen Lady Arabella Stuart. Lord Cecil is attending to the Earl's business [cf. folio 131]. All is quiet in Scotland. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 147
Thomas Fanshawe to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Winchester, 25 November 1603, praising John Hercy's conduct [cf. folio 110] but informing him that his estate in the Duchy of Lancaster [Clipston] is being passed to Lady Walsingham. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'with speed'. Address in seventh Earl's hand. Another add.: 'This letter was broken up before it cam unto Stilton'.
Folio 149
Sir Thomas Edmonds to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Winchester, 27 November 1603, setting out at length the advantages of the proposed match between Lady Mary Talbot and [William Herbert, third] Earl of Pembroke and describing the conduct of Sir Walter Raleigh and the other conspirators at their arraignment. 4pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 152
Lady Anne Markham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Salisbury, 28 November 1603, thanking him for kindnesses to her husband. She has been informed that the Earl has occupied the family residence at Boskwood but is sure that he is acting in her best interests. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 154
Robert Tunsted to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from the Court at Wilton, 4 December 1603, asking him to write to Lord Cecil in support of his petition and for an advance on his wages as he is in want. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand: 'to be forthwith answered'.
Folio 156
Robert Tunsted to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court at Wilton, 3 December 1603. Sir Roger Aston is presenting his petition to the King. The King is affable but the decision depends upon the approval of the Council. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 158
John Hercy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Wilton, 6 December 1603. The King has signed the Earl's warrant as Justice in Eyre. Hercy has asked Lord Cecil to postpone disposing of certain walks in Sherwood Forest, at present [Sir Griffin] Markham's, as the Rutlands claim them as formerly theirs. Sir Roger Aston has been representing the Fitzherberts, who seek the restoration of their property, but he will desist now that he knows that the Earl is against it. Clarke and Watson were executed last Tuesday, it is said that George Brooke was executed yesterday and that the Lords [Cobham and Grey] and Sir Walter Raleigh will probably be executed next week. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 160
Sir William Bowes to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Wilton, 10 December 1603. He has received orders from the Council to repair to Berwick and there to lessen the expenses of the garrison. 1p. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 162
Sir William Bowes to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Wilton, 10 December 1603, enclosing letters from the Privy Council and asking the Earl to help him to get excused going to Berwick [cf. folio 160]. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 164
John Hercy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Hampton Court, 19 December 1603. The patent for the Justiceship in Eyre is under the Great Seal. He thinks that perhaps he has not received the Earl's latest letters. Lords Cobham and Grey and Sir Griffin Markham are returned to the Tower, but Sir Walter Raleigh's presence there is not confirmed. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 166
Sir William and Lady Isabel Bowes to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, [Wilton], 17 December 1603. At the Earl's request, Sir William quotes his wife's opinion of the Oxford book as that 'it carryeth sedition to Parliament and King' [cf. MS.3201 folios 89 and 173]; he is sorry for the Cambridge men who ratified it. A postscript is added by Lady Bowes. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 168
Sir Robert Sidney to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hampton Court, 22 January 1603/04, giving foreign news; Sir Anthony Standen has been imprisoned for his misconduct in Italy [spreading false reports of the King's views]. 1p.
Folio 169
Sir Francis Leake to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield Manor, from Sutton, 6 January 1603/04. He has such a bad cold that he asks the Earl to supervise his affairs and prevent a dispute between his wife [Mary] and son [Sir Francis] over an estate. He is hoping to see the Earl soon for a christening and hopes that the opportunity of a reconciliation with the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury will occur. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 171
Thomas Fitzherbert to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 14 January 1603/04. He has always intended to offer the first refusal of any sale of his land to pay his debts to the Earl and Countess. His brother and cousin are trying to defraud him of the late Sir Thomas Fitzherbert's estate and he asks the Earl to take no notice of their 'machyvell practises'. 2pp. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 173
Sir Robert Dudley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from the Court, 21 January 1603/04, agreeing reluctantly but with many courtesies to the Earl's request for a loan until Lady Day. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 175
Sir George Hume to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Hampton Court, 23 January 1603/04, offering him first refusal of such estates out of those lately granted him the position of which makes them attractive to the Earl and the lack of which is not detrimental to Hume. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 177
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Cooke at Broad Street or elsewhere, from Sheffield, 9 February 1603/04, instructing him to buy Hartington manor. He will sell land if necessary. [Cf. MS.3201 folios 181 and 187]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 179
Thomas Cooke to Sir George Hume, no place [London], 11 February 1603/04, offering on behalf of the Earl 120 years' purchase for Hartington manor, i.e. £12,000. 1p. Copy.
Folio 180
Thomas Cooke to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Broad Street, 12 February 1603/04. Hume is pressing for the completion of the purchase of Hartington. He is sorry that he cannot get better terms. He has told Lord Cecil of the sale. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 182
Thomas Cooke to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Broad Street, 12 February 1603/04. He has proceeded with the purchase of Hartington, which Lord Cecil does not approve. He has burnt the Earl's directions to him in the presence of Lady Arabella Stuart, who is increasing in favour with the King. He has seen Hercy who is 'buying books' [of land grants?]. 3pp. Damaged Ms. Endorsed.
Folio 184
Richard Topcliffe to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, at Court or at his house in Broad Street, from Padley, 20 February 1603/04, complaining that local residents are trying to force him to leave the manor, for which he has paid and in which he takes threefold pleasure because of its proximity to three of the Earl's houses. 2pp. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 186
John Atherton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Chowbent, 28 February 1603/04, expressing his appreciation of the Earl's favours to him and offering service. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 189
John Talbot to his father, John Talbot of Grafton, at Pepperhill, from Longford, 5 March 1603/04, telling him of arguments among his acquaintances about robberies at Shiffnall. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 190
John Talbot of Grafton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, no place [Pepperhill], March 1603/04, giving a vivid account of the manner in which the Sheriff of Worcestershire, Sir Thomas Russell, shut the Castle at Worcester to the opponents of Sir Henry Bromley and Sir William Lygon in the election of knights of the shire and declared his friends elected, although John Talbot, who watched the proceedings from a nearby hill, is satisfied that the majority of voices were for Sir Edmund Harewell and Sir John Pakington. 3pp. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 192
John Talbot of Grafton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Pepperhill, [March 1603/04]. Further on the trouble over the election of knights of the shire for Worcestershire. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 194
George Chaworth to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Harthill, 1 March 1603/04, denying that he has maligned the Earl to John Rodes, tenant of Attercliffe mill, whom he has not seen lately, 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 195
William Taafe [?] to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date [March 1603/04]. Compliments. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Address in seventh Earl's hand: 'March 1603. Captayne Tuasser'.
Folio 196
Lord Cecil to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date [1 March 1603/04]. The place for the treaty with Spain is not yet agreed. He enquires whether the Earl has yet purchased Hartington [cf. folio 180]. 1p. Address in seventh Earl's hand gives date.
Folio 197
John Hacker to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Nottingham, 7 March 1603/04. He is not yet able to estimate the total from the collection of the Hallamshire fines. He hears that young Mr. Pierrepont [Henry but cf. Lambeth Ms. 708, folio 155] is disappointed of his election to Parliament for Nottingham. He has interviewed John Rodes and clears Chaworth of the accusation [cf. folio 194]. 2pp. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 198
The Earl of Kent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Wrest, 8 March 1603/04. He has unsuccessfully petitioned the King on his right to some land and hopes that the Privy Council will be more favourable to him. He sends his proxy to the Earl for his voice in Parliament. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 200
Sir John Byron to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Colwich, 10 March 1603/04, thanking him for his kindness. He will send an account of his father's estate and keep in touch through Sir John Harpur. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 202
Sir John Byron to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, at his house in Broad Street, London, from Bulwell, 11 March 1603/04. He deduces from a letter he has had from the Earl that false servants have not written or spoken to the Earl as they were directed and he apologizes. Arrangements are being made with the heralds for his father's funeral. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 204
Sir John Harrington to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place [London], 11 March 1603/04. The King has promised him that he will get his repayment of a debt from Sir Griffin Markham before Markham is pardoned. As the Earl has kindly secured the excusing of Charles and Thomas Markham, despite their parents' former unkindness to him, Sir John asks for the Earl's support in his complaints against Sir John Skinner. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 206
The Earl of Kent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Wrest, 22 March 1603/04, thanking him for procuring his pardon from attending the Parliament [cf. folio 198]. He hopes that Mr. Thelwall will get the stewardship of Ruthin. His tenant at Ampthill, Sir Thomas Erskine, is doubtful of his title to the estate. He encloses the copy of a letter for the Earl's approval. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Enclosing folio 208
The Earl of Kent to Sir Roger Wilbraham, from Wrest, 22 March 1603/04, thanking him for his pains in advancing his suit to the King [Sir Roger was a Master of Requests]. 1p. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 210
Sir John Harrington to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 12 March 1603/04. He intends to sell his estate at Lenton. He understands that there is coal in his ground. His thirst of liberty makes him sell in haste, which is not good for a seller. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 212
Henry Tamworth to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from his lodging in Holborn, 12 March 1603/04. He is making arrangements for a deaf friend, due to be knighted at the Coronation but who defaulted. He hopes that the Earl may be able to secure a lower price than the hundred pounds which has been suggested if all the circumstances are related to Sir William Stewart. [Cf. Lambeth Ms. 708, folio 129]. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.89)
Folio 214
John Curzon to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Kedleston, 14 March 1603/04, asking him to use his influence to suppress the rumours spread by Thomas Taylor. Taylor married the only sister of Germayne Bradshaw, certified sane by the Court of Wards but Taylor contests this. Bradshaw has since conveyed his lands to Curzon in payment of debts but Taylor still preys on him for more money. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 216
Sir Edward Dymoke and others, justices of Lincolnshire, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, no place, 20 March 1603/04, asking him to allow a contribution in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Cheshire and Shropshire for a gentleman who has lost his house and possessions in a fire, one Nicholas Lisle. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 218
Robert Milner to the Earl of Shrewsbury at the Court, from 'my lodging near the Savoy', 21 March 1603/04, asking for his support to secure the grant of the manor of Boskwood and the parsonage of Duffield. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 220
William Rudhall to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Rudhall, 25 March 1603, recommending William Gardyner to keep his courts at Goodrich and Wormelow. [Cf. Lambeth Ms. 702, folio 41]. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 222
John Talbot of Grafton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Grafton, 27 March 1604, supporting the foresters of Rockingham and Feckman [Feckenham] who are protesting against the infringement of their ancient rights. 2pp. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 224
Thomas Wilcocks to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date [31 March 1603], asking him to support the Puritans in the first Parliament of the reign of James I. 1p. Clerk's hand. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 226
Alexander Ratcliff to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, March 1604, detailing debts owing him, including £1,014 6s. from the Earl. 1p. Address.
Folio 227
A list of debts compiled by Roger Ormston in Hilary term, 2 James I [1604], listing the creditors of the Earl of Shrewsbury and suggesting the degrees of urgency to pay the debts. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 229
Sir John Byron to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Colwich, 3 April 1604, telling of the good conduct of the heralds at his father's funeral; he has recompensed them. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 231
A note of the Acts of Parliament in the sixteenth century concerning the surveying of the Crown woods, compiled by Sir Richard Etherington, 26 May 1604. 1p. Address.
Folio 232
John Hacker to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Buxton, 1 April 1604. He apologizes for the treatment of Mr. Pierrepont [cf. folio 197], who should prove an exceedingly fine man, in the recent election at Nottingham. He asks the Earl to present to the vicarage of Sutton Mr. William Boucher, a very fine preacher. He is collecting fines for the Earl. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 234
Mary Markham to Sir Griffin Markham, her son, from Ollerton, 24 April [1604]. She reproves him for his casual dealing. He has the promise of Boskwood manor and some allowances from the Earl of Shrewsbury, but he must write to acknowledge his resolution. A postscript states that the Earl is offended over a forfeited patent. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed and subscribed.
Folio 235
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 26 April 1604. A notice to pay £93 6s. 8d., his contribution to the subsidy, as soon as possible. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 237
Sir Brian Lascelles to [George,] Earl of Shrewsbury, from Holborn, 20 May [1586]. [Philip Howard,] Earl of Arundel appeared before the Court of Star Chamber on 17 May. Shrewsbury should come to London as soon as he is fit, thus following the advice of his good friend [Robert Dudley,] Earl of Leicester to 'daunt your enemies and please your friends'. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.285)
Folio 239
Sir Henry Pierrepont to [Gilbert,] Earl of Shrewsbury, from Holme [Pierrepont], 20 May 1604, asking him to support a petition to the Privy Council for the 'good and quiet government of Nottingham'. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 241
The Mayor and some of the Corporation of Nottingham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Nottingham, 20 May 1604, relating discord amongst the burgesses and aldermen and asking that the Privy Council appoint a 'convenient member' to settle the dispute. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 243
Sir Roger Owen to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date [1609, cf. folio 577]. He has been named an arbitrator in a dispute between [Humphrey] Briggs of Shropshire and the Earl; is it the Earl's pleasure that he should so act? 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 245
Certificate, signed by [Gerald FitzGerald, fourth Earl of] Kildare and others, and dated 23 May 1604, in favour of Edmund Cotton of Camphire Castle, co. Waterford, whose estates have been wasted by rebels. He has served the Crown faithfully in the neighbourhood for fourteen years and he built 'a pretty town all English like'. Now his castle has been destroyed and he has lost £2,000 in cattle and goods. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Address.
Folio 247
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 10 June 1604. He has had to leave London and the sitting of Parliament suddenly as his son-in-law [Sir Philip] Sherrard has removed his daughter [Isabel] who had in her charge his estate and domestic furniture. He hopes that the Earl and Countess and Mr. Charles Cavendish will visit him soon. The Earl of Huntingdon has dealt with a lewd fellow called Prince of Repton who maligned the Earl and Countess. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 249
A summary of a suit in Star Chamber between Edward Rogers, esquire, on behalf of his son Francis, an infant, named heir at law in the will of Lady Rogers, and her son-in-law, Sir John Harrington, and others, defendants. Rogers claims that they had forcibly entered Lady Rogers' house at Cannington, rifled the contents and delayed the announcement of her death. A summary of her will is attached. June 1604: 2pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 252
Michael Hicks to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Ruckholts, 19 July 1603, sending compliments and apricots from his wife's garden. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 254
P. Sanford to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court at Bletslo, 5 August 1604, assuring him of the Earl of Pembroke's attachment. 1p. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 255
A copy of the King's warrant authorizing Sir John Fortescue, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, to set the Duchy seal on a sale of Crown land to the Earl of Shrewsbury, dated at Bletslo, 6 August 1604. 1p. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 256
Charles Fitzwilliam to [Thomas] Cooke, no place, no date [August 1604], protesting that he is a gentleman and hoping that they can settle their dispute honourably [by a duel, cf. Lambeth Ms. 708, folio 219]. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Addressgives date of receipt, 13 August 1604.
Folio 257
John Hercy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Basing, 31 August 1603. He has no settled lodgings as yet because of the plague. He understands that the Queen is to have Pontefract Park, valued at £200, as part of her jointure. It is rumoured that Lady Margaret Stuart is to marry the Lord Admiral [Earl of Nottingham]. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 259
[Mary Sidney], Dowager Countess of Pembroke, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Savoy, 29 September 1604, praising her daughter-in-law, [Mary Talbot,] Countess of Pembroke. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 260
William Fowler to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury, from Hampton, 3 October 1604: [Richard Bancroft,] Bishop of London is translated to Canterbury. Lady Arabella Stuart will not hear of marriage. There is sickness in the camp of Count Maurice of Nassau. 'Our great St. George' [Baron Hume of Berwick] has lost his son. 3pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.97)
Folio 262
[Robert Cecil, Viscount] Cranborne to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 23 October 1604: The commission for the Union between England and Scotland meets next Tuesday and the King is to speak in public. 1p. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.101)
Folio 264
The Earl of Kent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Wrest, 30 October 1604; offering his congratulations on the marriage of Lady Mary Talbot and the Earl of Pembroke. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 266
Sir Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 8 November 1604. He tells at length of the delays and difficulties he has had in collecting a long overdue debt from the Earl and the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury. He is now in serious difficulties, having to find £2,400 to satisfy his creditors by midsummer. He asks most urgently for a settlement of the debt. 3pp. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 267
The Earl and Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury to Sir Fulke Greville, no place, no date [November 1604]. They will sell land, if necessary, to raise the money to repay his debt. 2pp. Draft, in Bess of Hardwick's hand. Address.
Folio 269
The Lords of the Council to the King's auditors in the counties of Pembroke and Carmarthen, from the Court, 12 November 1604; requiring an estimate of the value of certain estates, with a view to selling in fee farm. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Address 'stayed by my Lord Treasurer's warrant, 28 No[vember] 1603'.
Folio 271
William Typper to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from London, 20 November 1604. A commission has been granted to some lords of the Privy Council to survey all assarts on Crown lands. Oates Nicholson, an examiner in Chancery, has been given a lease of Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Huntingdonshire and tells Typper that he is offered £5 for every acre so enclosed. He reports on the value and encroachment of lands at Hartington and Mansfield. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signature removed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 273
Robert, [Baron] Sidney to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 5 December 1604, sending compliments and news of the King and Queen. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 275
A copy of a list compiled by Sir Peter Frecheville of the privy seals for Derbyshire in 1604. £1,470 has been collected from 54 persons and 49 persons have been excused upon certificates signed by the Earl of Shrewsbury or a justice of the peace. The money is paid to Thomas Kery, clerk of the signet. 1p. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 276
Benjamin Piggott to the Countess of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, no place, 19 December 1604: He is still hoping to get the stewardship of Ruthin for Mr. Thelwall and the post of valuer for himself. The Earl of Kent is in better health. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 278
Sir Robert Dudley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, January 1604/05, pressing for the payment of a debt to him. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 280
An inventory of plate, hangings, etc., delivered from the pantry and buttery to the Countess of Shrewsbury, no date [1604]. 3pp. Copy.
Folio 282
A check-roll of the household of the Earl of Shrewsbury, totalling 96 persons, [1604]. 1p. Clerk's hand, annotated by the seventh Earl.
Folio 283
John Hele, serjeant at law, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 27 March 1604, requesting him to attend the next meeting of the Privy Council, when a matter affecting Hele and the late Lord Cobham will be discussed. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 285
Sir John Harrington to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 31 March 1604, sending a rental of the Lenton estate [cf. folio 210] and asking the Earl to further the suit of himself and Sir Griffin Markham against Sir John Skinner [cf. folio 204]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 287
The Earl of Huntingdon to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Ashby, 31 March 1604. He requests the court rolls of the manor of Melbourne and laments his poverty which has prevented him from paying entirely for the estate. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 288
Sir Francis Leake to the Countess of Shrewsbury, at Rufford Abbey, from Sutton, 10 April 1603, asking for the payment of a debt to him; without the money, he cannot purchase stock for his farms. 1p. Endorsed. Superscribed 'Jesus'.
Folio 290
Thomas Woodward to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 29 April 1603, reporting on a long conversation with Sir John Bentley, who has tried to reconcile the Earl and the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury, who in the end seems to have agreed. Bentley confesses himself in debt to the Dowager Countess. 3pp. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 292
Sir James Harrington to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 15 May 1605, thanking the Earl for not using his influence in favour of Sir William Bowes in a suit between Bowes and Harrington's son-in-law, Thomas Foljambe. 'The spoyles are exceedinge greate ... I hope to make him pay well'. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 294
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 27 May 1605, asking him to write to the Earl of Salisbury in favour of a Mr. Grimsdell, who has been misrepresented at Court. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 296
Alexander Ratcliff to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, at Sheffield Castle, no place, 30 May [1605], pressing for the payment of debts and giving a graphic account of an operation for the stone. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand states that the letter arrived a fortnight late, unsealed.
Folio 298
Elizabeth Stapleton to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from White Friars, 1 July, n.a., thanking her for using her influence with [Henry Howard,] Earl of Northampton to secure her an annuity of £200. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 300
Sir Francis Leake to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield Manor, from Sutton, 6 July 1605, thanking him for a stag and promising good hunting if he should visit Sutton. He is sorry that Sir Robert Dudley's indiscretion with Mrs. Southwell [cf. MS.3202 folio 24] has occurred. He hears that [William, Baron] Cavendish's wife [Anne] is very sick at Oldcotes and that there have been cross words between her and the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Superscribed 'Jesus'. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.166)
Folio 302
Sir William Bowes to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date [1605, cf. folio 292], suggesting the Earl or a jury in London as mediator in his dispute with Thomas Foljambe. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 304
Sir William Bowes to the Countess of Shrewsbury, no place, no date. Compliments. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 306
Sir William Bowes to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Blackwall, 2 July 1605. Thomas Foljambe has inherited entailed land, Walton, from Godfrey Foljambe, but Bowes contends that Godfrey's will gives him specific right to extract coal and iron ore and use wood for smelting from the land. If Sir James Harrington would agree to the Earl's arbitration, there would be no need to trouble judges and juries. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 308
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 29 July 1605. [George Clifford, third] Earl of Cumberland and his brother [Francis] Clifford have been greatly entertained at Hardwick; there is some motion of two marriages between the Clifford and Cavendish families. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 310
Roger Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Holme Pierrepont, 26 August 1605. He has tried to persuade the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury to be reconciled with the Earl but without success. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 312
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, no place, 27 August 1605. He has had the Earl's letter for a muster proclaimed in Derbyshire. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed and superscribed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 314
John Talbot of Grafton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, no place, 20 December 1605, requesting the loan of £10. 1p. Endorsed. Address acknowledges receipt of £10 by Talbot's servant, Rowland Archbolde.
Folio 316
Sir Henry Pierrepont to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Holme [Pierrepont], 28 January 1605/06. The two factions in the corporation of Nottingham now agree to a peaceful settlement by 'mear necessity for monye'. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 318
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland [Thomas Jones, Archbishop of Dublin], from the Court at Whitehall, 23 January 1605/06, requesting support for the bearer, Sir Laurence Esmond, keeper of the fort of Duncannon. 1p. Copy.
Folio 320
Henry Shirecliffe to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Ecclesfield, 26 January 1605/06, asking for her intercession to stop the Bailiff, Longley, from pressing him for money owing to the Earl; he will see him when he returns from London. 1p.
Folio 321
William Hildyard to the Earl of Shrewsbury at the Court, from York, 28 January 1605/06, listing the past offences committed in the Forest of Galtres; he proposes to tighten control. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 323
Edward Gifford to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, no place, 8 April 1606, asking that his son [John], who had had a licence to travel in France only and had been taken and held by the Earl of Salisbury for travelling in Italy, might serve the Earl again. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Enclosing folio 325
Edward Gifford to the Earl of Salisbury, no place, no date [1606], regretting his son's indiscretion and asking that he may be allowed to return to the service of the Earl of Shrewsbury. 1p. Copy.
And folio 326
The Earl of Salisbury to Edward Gifford, from Whitehall, 29 January 1605/06. He is vexed with Gifford's son, especially for his 'ill affection to religion', but commits him to his father's care; when he is better behaved, the father can inform Salisbury. 1p. Copy.
Folio 327
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury at his lodging in the Court, from Swarkeston, 26 February 1605/06. Sir John Manners is dying; he recommends that Sir George Manners succeed his father as custos rotulorum for Derbyshire. The Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury is confined to her room at Hardwick; Sir John Bentley is acting in her worldly interests and Henry Cavendish is hoping that she will furnish Chatsworth and hand it over to him. Sir Philip Stanhope is still unable to agree with his father [Sir John Stanhope]. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 329
Thomas Woodward to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Broad Street or at the Court, from Mansfield, 21 March 1605/06, concerning the arrest of an innholder, John Chambers of Mansfield. 1p. Endorsed 'with speed'. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 331
Sir Francis Leake to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Rufford, from Sutton, 21 March 1604/05, giving details of the deeds produced at the trial of the suit between Thomas Foljambe and Sir William Bowes; he thinks that the jury at Derby was fair. 1p. Endorsed. Superscribed 'Jesus'. Address in seventh Earl's hand and another listing chief councillors of state.
Folio 333
Sir Edward Dyer to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date, stating that he will do his best to carry out the Earl's wishes, 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 335
Gervase Markham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date, sending the gift of a pike taken from the Trent and boiled by the fish cook of the Prince [Henry]. 1p. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 336
Arthur Gregory to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Court, from Pool, 9 April 1606, complaining bitterly of a cut in the fees of royal officers. The Earl of Devonshire is dead and the Earl of Pembroke ill. 3pp. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 338
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 17 April 1606, discussing the appointments of stewards and other business, including boring for lead ore, in Derbyshire. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 340
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 25 April 1606, discussing abuses in Needwood forest; a prisoner being taken to Derby gaol leapt on the under-sheriff's gelding and fled into the woods. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 342
John Parker to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Chesterfield, 27 June 1606. His commission for the subsidy never reached him. While at Haddon, 'the echo of the gallery willing to make me partner of their conference' he heard Sir Peter Frecheville telling Sir John Manners that the Countess of Shrewsbury's open leanings to Popery might endanger the Earl's public standing; 'I thought the scandall fowle'. He reminds the Earl to appoint a new bailiff for the High Peak and tells him of the arrangements for the Quarter Sessions at Chesterfield. 2pp. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 344
The verderers of Sherwood Forest to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, no place, 1 July 1606, requesting a regular fee like the verderers of other royal forests. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 346
The Earl of Kent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Wrest, 2 July 1606, offering profuse apologies for not being able to entertain 'her Ladyship' and her husband [Lady Alathea Talbot and Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel] on their way to London but a house-hold communion is arranged for next Sunday. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 348
Sir Arthur Capel to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hadham, 3 July 1606, sending a present of a buck with many compliments. 1p. Address.
Folio 349
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 31 July 1606, thanking him for the venison from Kimberworth Park. He has received a deputation, jointly with Henry Cavendish, to superintend the wood and game at Needwood. The Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury is walking with a stick but is well for her years, impatient and mindful of the Earl's suit against her, yet she has treated Lord and Lady Cavendish well since their arrival. The young Countess of Huntingdon [Elizabeth Stanley] is pregnant, 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 351
Sir Laurence Esmond to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Broad Street, from Dublin, 30 April 1606. He has bought some land at Duncannon from Sir Josias Bodley but now finds that he needs new letters patent as the land will revert on Sir Josias' death. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 353
Sir William Bowes to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Walton, 29 October 1606. Bad weather and bad roads have prevented him from visiting the Earl in Sheffield. He has erected fences round a lead mill and a corn mill to protect his wife's interests but this is causing trouble with his neighbours in Derbyshire; Godfrey Clarke in particular seems to be his adversary. 1p. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 354
Godfrey Clarke to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Somersall, 6 October 1606, concerning a tithe dispute between a Mr. Wood, whom Clarke favours, and a Mr. Wingfield Walker, who is favoured by Sir William and Lady Bowes. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 356
The rangers of Needwood Forest to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Tutbury, 1 November 1606, suggesting the enclosure of a particular piece of land for the better preservation of the King's deer. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 358
Sir Thomas Fairfax to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 6 November, n.a. [after 1605]. The Royal family all dined together yesterday in honour of 'that day which to us all by the good conversion must be a festivall'. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 360
Sir Thomas Chaloner to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Richmond, 25 January [1605/06], asking for the loan of the Earl's carrozza to allow the Prince [Henry] to go to the Court privately the next day. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 362
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 21 March 1606/07, requiring the prompt payment of £50, his contribution to the subsidy. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed, including by Shrewsbury as a Privy Councillor. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 364
Olave Talbot to [Gilbert,] Lord Talbot, from Chelsea, 21 July [1583], asking him to take over her son in wardship as others are making plans for him, to his harm and their gain. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 366
Olave Talbot to Lord Talbot, from Chelsea, 7 July 1583, offering her congratulations on the birth of a son [John] and asking him to take over the wardship of her son. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 368
Olave Talbot to Lord Talbot, from Lacock, 24 August [1583], repeating her request that he accepts the wardship of her son, although the estate is small on account of debts, 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 370
Sir Robert Sydney to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Knight of the Garter, from Flushing, 16 February 1596/7, sending compliments. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 372
Sir Thomas Egerton, Lord Keeper, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date [1599], giving his permission for the Earl to absent himself from the Star Chamber on the first day of Hilary term. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 374
Dr. Brute Babington and John Bagshaw to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Broad Street, from Lichfield, 30 May [1603], enclosing letters and instructions concerning the Earl's request in connection with lands belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. 1p. Bagshaw's hand, signed by both. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 376
A copy of a project for bringing the woods at Brancepeth into royal use. [1607]. 1p. Copy. Address.
Folio 378
Sir Charles Cavendish to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Oatlands, Tuesday, about 1 p.m., no date [1592]. Sir Walter Raleigh has sent her two sorts of a medicine of pearl and coral in which she has been interested; it is said that he is resolved to go to Ireland, for Sir Thomas Heneage is to be Vice-chamberlain. 1p. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.442)
Folio 380
The examination of John Dakin, 8 January [1605/06], touching certain slanderous speeches used by John Clay of Crich, gentleman, accusing the Earl of Shrewsbury of being forewarned of the Gunpowder Plot and of absenting himself from Parliament 'under colour of his happy gout'; of having created Sir John Harpur, a man devoted to him, a deputy lieutenant of the county just before; and of conniving at the absence from Parliament of Sir John Harpur, a knight of the shire, and from London of Sir Charles Cavendish. 1p. Clerk's hand, annotated by the seventh Earl. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 382
A list of the ladies of honour at Court, no date [circa 1560]. 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 384
The Earl of Shrewsbury to an unnamed lord [the Earl of Salisbury], no place, no date [1608]. He has received letters in Sheffield by the hands of his servant [Thomas] Cooke. He is surprised at the distress of his wife at the death of her mother, the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury, and hopes to set workmen on soon to take her mind off it. 1p. Copy.
Folio 385
Anne [Hastings,] Countess of Derby to [Francis,] Earl of Shrewsbury, from Lathom, 17 August, n.a. [before 1550], complaining bitterly of her neighbours who have poisoned her beer. She has decided to leave them to their 'divelish wills' and to join the Shrewsburys in London. 1p. Endorsed. Address cf. comment f.14
Folio 387
Lady [Mary] Harrington to [Mary,] Countess of Shrewsbury, no place, no date, recommending the bearer, John Trueman, who wishes to collect an annuity promised by the Earl to Sir William Leighton so as to reimburse himself for money owed him by Sir William, 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 389
Sir Herbert Croft to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date [1591], offering his tactful congratulations on his inheritance and asking him to receive the bearer, Edward Croft, formerly deputy steward for Radnorshire, as he is now clear of the accusation of high treason, and to sign the warrant to reappoint him prepared by [John] Hercy, the Earl's solicitor. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 391
Sir Griffin Markham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date, [1606]. He reports the death of his father [Thomas], asking that it be concealed and that he be loaned discreet servants. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 393
Benjamin Piggott to the Countess of Shrewsbury, no place, no date, reporting that Lady Elizabeth Talbot and her husband, the Earl of Kent, are enjoying hunting and visiting houses in Bedfordshire and the Midlands. 1p.
Folio 394
Millicent Curzon to the Earl of Shrewsbury at the Court, from Newark, 31 May 1607, asking that, as she is ill and the Earl has the wardship of her son [John] Gell, the Earl will make representations to the Earl of Salisbury to hear her son's cause. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 396
Richard Dighton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Brancepeth, 9 May 1607, complaining of the conduct of Henry Sanderson, Constable of Brancepeth Castle, and petitioning, as Keeper of the West Park there, that an official amount of game to be taken should be fixed. 1p. Copy, witnessed by William Hildyard. Address.
Folio 398
Elizabeth Wingfield to [Mary,] Lady Talbot, no place, 25 May n.y. [1580s]. The two Talbot children in her care [Lady Mary and Lady Elizabeth] have had measles; at one stage she was obliged to sleep with one of them. 1p. Endorsed.
Enclosing folio 399
Lady Mary Talbot to Mary, Lady Talbot, no place, no date. She is better. 1p.
Folio 400
The Earl of Kent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Wrest, 6 June 1607, enclosing letters on measures taken to prevent enclosure riots. A postscript states that some Jesuit priests have left the neighbourhood and he is hopeful of peace. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 401
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir John Manners, Sir Francis Leake and Sir John Harpur, Deputy Lieutenants in Derbyshire, from Whitehall, 2 June 1607, sending letters of advice from the Privy Council on measures to be taken to prevent enclosure riots. They have no doubt heard of the troubles in Northamptonshire, where Sir Anthony Mildmay and Sir Edward Montagu went to Newton, Mr. Thomas Tresham's town, and found a thousand of 'those fellows who term themselves levelers'. Reading the proclamation on enclosures achieved little and in the end they were obliged to charge the rebels with horsemen and foot, recruited from their own servants and tenants, because of the backwardness of the trained bands. Some forty or fifty people were killed. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand. Address (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.196)
Folio 402
William Hildyard to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, at Court, from York, 15 June 1607, sending a report on the viewing of the deer in the Forest of Galtres and asking for instructions over Sir Richard Errington's doubting the Earl's authority as Justice in Eyre in Pickering. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 404
Henry Sanderson to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Justice in Eyre north of the Trent, no place [Brancepeth], 18 June 1607. He has heard of the complaint of the keeper [cf. folio 396] and protests his innocence; the bailiffs and keepers are 'the very catterpillers that have from tyme to tyme devowered his Majesty's woods', 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 406
Sir Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Harold's Park, 8 July [1604]. He has neither the health nor the desire to be a courtier. 2pp. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 408
The summary account of an unnamed officer of the Earl of Shrewsbury, showing the receipt of £53,892 11s. 9d. in the period 28 October 1600 to 1 June 1607, dated 28 July 1607 [cf. MS.3202 folio 81; this is probably Henry Butler's account as steward]. 2pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 409
Mary [Talbot,] Countess of Pembroke to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date [1608], enquiring after her father's health, giving news of the latest masque and informing him that Lady Arabella Stuart has gone into the country. 1p. Damaged Ms. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 410
Elizabeth [Cook, Lady] Russell to the Countess of Shrewsbury, no place, no date, sending her a small book and pressing her to read it and not be 'deaf like the adder' to reasoning in religion. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 412
Elizabeth [Darcy,] Lady Lumley to the Countess of Shrewsbury, no place, no date. She is hoping that the visit of the Prince [Henry] may be postponed, as her house has lately been infected. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 413
Sir Basil Brooke to the Earl of Shrewsbury at London, no place, no date. He regrets that his cousin, George Talbot, is so weakened in his mind by illness that he has not heeded the Earl's advice to curtail his house-hold expenses and he asks the Earl to send Talbot further advice by the bearer. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 415
Sir Robert Cecil to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Knight of the Garter, no place, no date [April 1597]. The Earl of Northumberland has declined the Wardenship of the Middle Marches and the government of the Border remains unsettled. The King of Scots [James VI] and the Queen have sent rep-resentatives to settle disputes there. A postscript announces the capture of Middelburg by the States-General. 2pp. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.505)
Folio 417
Sir Robert Dudley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date. He is trying by every means, including the sale of land, to raise the money to pay a debt to the Earl. 3pp. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 419
Thomas Woodward to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, at Broad Street or at the Whitehall over the further gatehouse near to King Street, from Clipston Park, 11 July 1607. Elizabeth, Lady Scroope has trespassed while hunting into the Earl's land in Bilstrop [Bilsthorpe] and Rufford; words, not blows, were exchanged with the Earl's retainers. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 421
William Hildyard to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from York, 13 August 1607. He has twice, unsuccessfully, summoned Dighton [cf. folio 396]. He asks the Earl to send a signed warrant forbidding the touching of the woods at Brancepeth, where the King has granted Henry Sanderson and his son the life offices of Constable of the Castle, chief forester and master of the game. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 423
Henry Sanderson to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Justice in Eyre north of the Trent and Privy Councillor, from York, 14 August 1607, reporting that Dighton [cf. folio 396] denies maligning Sanderson and asking for a warrant from the Earl. [cf. folio 421]. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 425
A list, sent by Richard Dighton, of the deer killed and timber felled at Brancepeth since 1601 by Henry Sanderson on the justification of entertaining the Earl's friends and repairing the Castle. 2pp. Copy, witnessed by William Hildyard. Address.
Folio 427
Sir George Chaworth to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Annesley, 2 October 1607, thanking him for his support in the dispute with a Mr. Rolston and sending details of the agreement reached. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 429
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 30 September 1607, telling him of the arrangements made, in accordance with the instructions of Sir Francis Leake and Sir John Manners, for the calling and viewing of the trained men and armour in Derbyshire. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 431
William Hildyard to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, at Sheffield, from York, 1 September 1607, sending Dighton's accusation and Sanderson's reply [cf. folio 425]. A postscript commends Henry Sanderson's honest behaviour. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed and subscribed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 433
William Hildyard to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, at Sheffield, from York, 12 September 1607. Dighton has refused to apologize to Sanderson; further disobedience must be punished. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 435
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir Julius Caesar, no place [Sheffield], 17 September 1607, suggesting that the three merchants to whom timber has been sold from Brancepeth should be recompensed and that felling there should cease. 3pp. Copy, annotated by the seventh Earl. Address.
Folio 437
Sir Julius Caesar to the King's woodward of Nottinghamshire, from London, 15 September 1607. A warrant for the selection and felling of wood for the repair of Nottingham Castle and the King's lodge at Langton Arbor; the wood is to be delivered to the deputy of [Roger Manners, fifth] Earl of Rutland, the tops, lops, bark and other 'offal' to be sold and an account submitted to the King's auditor. 1p. Damaged Ms. Copy.
Folio 439
Frances [Cecil, Lady] Clifford to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Skipton, 18 September, n.a. [1607]. Her husband [Henry Clifford] is in London but he has not sent her transport as requested; she is living on the allowance of her father [the Earl of Salisbury] and her husband is providing only meat and drink. She fears that something is amiss and wishes to visit London to consult the Countess. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 441
Elizabeth Stapleton to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Carlton, 25 September n.a. [1596], thanking her for using her influence to permit her husband to be visited by his friends [cf. MS.3199 folio 829]. 1p.
Folio 442
William Powell to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, no place, no date [25 September 1607], asking him to restore George Allsop to his favour and remit the rest of his sentence, in view of his penitence at causing the Earl displeasure, 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 445
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Rowland Dand, from Sheffield Lodge, 25 September 1607, ordering him to summon two verderers and two keepers to collect ninety trees for the repair of the King's buildings at Nottingham [cf. folio 437]. 1p. Copy. Address.
Folio 446
Sir Julius Caesar to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, at Sheffield Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), from Hampton Court, 26 September 1607. The King orders the cessation of felling at Brancepeth until a decision has been taken about the management of the park and that all bargains for the sale of timber thence be declared void. [Cf. folio 435]. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 448
A copy of legal opinion touching the separate authorities of the Lord Treasurer and the Justices in Eyre over the King's forests, dated 20 September 1607. 1p. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 450
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 25 September 1607, recommending George Allsop of Tutbury [cf. folio 442] to his favour. Sir John has been serving on a commission on enclosures in Leicestershire. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 452
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir Julius Caesar, Chancellor of the Exchequer, from Sheffield Lodge, 2 October 1607, requesting more specific orders on the cessation of felling at Brancepeth and the recompense for the merchants [cf. folios 435, 446]. 2pp. Draft. Endorsed.
Folio 453
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 7 October 1607, requesting the payment of £100, part of his contribution to the subsidy. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 455
Sir Francis Leake to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield Manor, from Sutton, 11 October 1607. He is too ill to attend the marriage of Sir William Willoughby's son and heir and Mrs. Anne Wortley at Oldcotes. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address. Superscribed 'Jesus'.
Folio 457
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, from Hampton Court, 12 October 1607, ordering the levying of fifty men from the county for service in Ireland. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 459
Legal opinions in the dispute between the Earl of Shrewsbury and the Earl of Rutland over Clipston Park, held by Shrewsbury in fee simple but of which Rutland has a patent for the keepership for life, November 1607. 1p. Clerk's hand and two lawyers' hands. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 460
John Hercy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Salisbury Court, 16 October 1607, discussing the Earl's business, including the disputes over Clipston and with the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury. The plague is on the increase in London. The citizens of London are likely to lend the King £120,000 on the security of the customs of London. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed and subscribed. Endorsed.
Folio 462
John Hercy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, no place, 27 November 1607. The proceeding for Sir Walter Leveson's debt is not yet settled. Thomas and Charles Markham are cleared of the indictment by Richard Woodward of entering Clipston Park. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 464
Richard Roberts to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from St. Paul's churchyard, 30 November 1607, pressing for the payment of a debt to his master [Ludovic Stuart, second] Duke of Lennox. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 466
Sir Thomas Metcalfe to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date, complaining that the Earl has issued a warrant to Richard Cosson who is using his authority to commit outrages against Metcalfe and others on land which is subject to [Thomas, tenth Baron] Scroope as steward of Richmondshire. 1p. Address in seventh Earl's hand: 'to be sent to Mr. Hildyard'.
Folio 468
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 20 December 1607. He has been reconciled by friends with his son Richard, who has brought him his son to educate. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 470
Sir Julius Caesar to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Whitehall, 20 December 1607, giving instructions for the surveying and valuation of the King's woods in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutlandshire. 2pp. Copy. Address.
Folio 472
An extract from Judge Dyer's notebook of a review in 2 Eliz. of a grant by Henry VIII to Sir Richard Cromwell of the forests of Waybridge and Sapley, Huntingdonshire, and of the abuses of [Edward, Baron] North. 1p. Partly Latin. Clerk's hand. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 473
[Anne Dacre,] Dowager Countess of Arundel to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Arundel House, 27 December [1607], thanking him for the liquorice, sending news of her grandchildren and hoping that there will continue to be good relations between him and the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 475
The Earl of Arundel to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Whitehall, 30 December [1607]. The complaints of the Glossopdale tenants are to be heard after Christmas by a committee appointed by the Privy Council and he asks for some knowledgeable person to be sent to London to assist him in acting for Shrewsbury. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 477
Millicent Curzon to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Kedleston, 1 January 1607/08, pressing for the payment of a debt as she needs money to buy land for her son [cf. folio 394]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 479
The Earl of Arundel to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, from Whitehall, 8 January [1607/08]. He has been in touch with the Earl of Salisbury on Shrewsbury's behalf [cf. folio 475]. The Countess is practising for a masque. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 481
Grace Cavendish to Sir John Harpur, from Tutbury, 3 January [1607/08], asking for his urgent advice on proposed compositions between her husband, Henry, and his brother, [William,] Lord Cavendish. Lord Cavendish offers £5,000 and £500 a year during the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury's life; Mr. Cavendish seeks £6,000 and £500 a year for four years certain. 1p. Copy.
Folio 482
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 3 January 1607/08. He suspects from the letter he encloses [the original of folio 481] that the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury is in some danger. He asks for the Earl's opinion in the matter; he has told Grace Cavendish not to agree to any settlement until she has heard from him. 1p. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 483
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir John Harpur at Swarkeston, from Sheffield Lodge, 5 January 1607/08. The Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury 'decayeth extremely'. Mr. Cavendish [cf. folio 481] should bide his time. A postscript asks for the return of the letter by the bearer. 1p. Seal. Endorsed 'with speed'. Address.
Folio 485
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 6 January 1607/08. He has written to Grace Cavendish offering to meet her and her husband [Henry] and will follow the Earl's advice. He remarks that he has passed most of his life in the Earl's favour and hopes to end his days that way. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 487
Sir John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Haddon, 29 January 1607/08. The weather and his health prevent him from visiting the Earl. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 489
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Earl of Salisbury, from Worksop, 1 February 1607/08, apologizing that a recusant and pensioner of his, Henry Constable, has not attended for interview before [Richard Bancroft,] Archbishop of Canterbury [cf. MS.3202 folios 125 and 136]; the Earl has accordingly withheld Constable's pension. 1p. Draft.
Folio 490
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Archbishop of Canterbury, from Worksop, 1 February 1607/08. Constable's defaulting has only just come to his attention [cf. folio 489] and he is sending him up with a servant, but he resents the Archbishop's laying the blame on him to the King. 1p. Draft.
Folio 491
John Hercy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, no place, 1 February 1607/08. He is attending the Chancellor of the Duchy [of Lancaster, Sir Thomas Parry] for a commission to repair High Peak castle. He has not yet received the coat and conduct money from the Exchequer which is in great want, waiting for the City of London loan to materialise [cf. folio 460]. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 493
Henry Constable to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from the Fleet, 9 February 1607/08, thanking her for her favours and hoping that she will have a long life. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 495
Henry Constable to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from the Fleet, 9 February 1607/08, thanking him for the present of £20 [cf. folio 489] and asking whether the Earl has any idea of his probable fate - he fears that he may spend the rest of his days in prison. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 497
A brief of a treaty between the King of Spain and the States-General, at the Hague, 4 February, n.a. [1607/08]. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand.
Folio 498
Sir George Chaworth to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Newmarket, 28 February 1607/08. Nothing is talked of here except the death of the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury. The Earl of Rutland has come to London, it is said to further his suits against the Earl of Shrewsbury. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.250)
Folio 500
Sir Fulke Greville to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Harold's Park, 12 March 1607/08, pressing most earnestly for the payment of a debt; a bill lately passed in Parliament exempting four shires [from the jurisdiction of the Council of Wales] shakes his estate. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 502
The Master and Seniors of St. John's College, Cambridge, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from St. John's College, 15 March 1607/08, regretting that they cannot elect [David] Dolben to a fellowship as it was promised to another, nominated on the death-bed of his predecessor [William Holland, cf. Lambeth Ms. 702, folio 61 and 704; folio 193]. They have recompensed Dolben in another way. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 504
A commission, signed and dated by the Earl of Shrewsbury, appointing Sir John Bentley his deputy and steward of Duffield, 19 March 1607/08. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Address.
Folio 505
A check-roll of the household of the Earl of Shrewsbury, totalling 52 persons, 17 March 1607/08. 1p. Clerk's hand. Address gives notes of horses at [Sheffield] Manor.
Folio 506
Sir Francis Leake to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield Manor, no place, no date, thanking him for a 'dainty' and discussing cock-matches at Derby. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address. Superscribed 'Jesus'.
Folio 508
Sir John Bentley to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, no place, 25 March 1607/08, thanking him for favours and promising service better than that given for thirty years to one who did not remember him [cf. folios 504 and MS.3202 143]. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 510
Sir John Bentley to the Countess of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, no place, 25 March 1607/08, in similar vein to folio 508. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 512
Anthony Bradshaw to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 26 March 1608, protesting at his removal from office [as deputy in Duffield, cf. Lambeth Ms. 702, folio 77] and asking whether he is to proceed with the approaching courts leet. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 514
A list of the wages due to 36 of the Earl of Shrewsbury's servants, Lady Day, 1608, showing that many are in arrears. 2pp. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 515
Thomas Morgan to Thomas Cooke, esquire, secretary to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Baynard's Castle, 29 March 1608. He wishes the Earl joy of all that is lately fallen into his hands by the death of the Dowager Countess and wishes to know upon what terms the Earl might sell some land at Wilsford, four miles north of Wilton. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 517
Millicent Curzon to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Kedleston, 6 April 1608, reminding him that Lady Day is now past and that the debt to her is still outstanding. [Cf. folios 394, 477]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 519
John Hercy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, no place, 10 April 1608. William Cavendish was married at 8 o'clock this morning to the daughter of the Master of the Rolls [Christian, daughter of Edward Lord Bruce of Kinloss]; Lady Arabella Stuart attended the feast but Henry Cavendish declined. Hercy tried to overhear the terms of the settlement and caught the sum of £500 but could glean no details. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.233)
Folio 522
Sir John Bentley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date [8 June 1608], seeking the Earl's instructions on some indictments over leases. 1p. Endorsed 'with speed'. Address.
Enclosing folio 521
Sir John Bentley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 8 June 1608. The men raised in Derbyshire are at Chester awaiting a favourable wind to depart for Ireland, He has met [Donough O'Brien, fourth] Earl of Thomond, who wishes to purchase some of Shrewsbury's dogs. He has conferred with Sir John Harpur about the 'giddy-headed' people of Glossopdale. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 523
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Greenwich, 22 June 1608, asking for a report on the state of the armour of the late Lord Paget [Thomas, fourth Baron], placed in Tutbury Castle when he was attainted, which might now be useful in the Irish fighting. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 525
Henry Cavendish to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Tutbury, 30 June 1608, reporting on the armour mentioned in folio 523. The corslets are still good but the rest is worthless. 1p. Copy.
Folio 527
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Privy Council, from Theobalds, 18 July 1608, enclosing the original of folio 525. 1p. Draft.
Folio 528
The Earl of Essex to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 26 January, n.a. [1601], regretting that he may have caused offence by his plain speaking. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 530
Minutes of depositions taken at Appleby and Ripon, 31 August and 7 September 1608, concerning the ownership of Skipton Castle in fee simple by the Earls of Cumberland and the entail of Appleby and Brough Castles by the Earls of Cumberland to their widows. 6pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 533
Sir Francis Leake to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Worksop Manor, from Sutton, 19 September 1608, giving him the news of his son's [Sir Francis] marriage with Sir Edward Carew's daughter [Anne] and of a quarrel between the Earl of Pembroke and Sir George Wharton. 1p. Endorsed. Address. Superscribed 'Jesus'.
Folio 535
Thomas Cooke to the Countess of Shrewsbury, no place, 1 September [1608]. An argument over cards between the Earl of Pembroke and Sir George Wharton has ended in a challenge to a duel; this was stopped at the King's express command. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 536
Sir Brian Lascelles to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Gateford, 8 October 1608, discussing a trespass on the Earl's lands. He is unwell. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 538
Sir John Bentley to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Worksop, no place, 9 October 1608. The corporation of Derby wish to present two fat oxen to the Earl. He begs the Earl to get him excused the office of sheriff. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 540
Sir John Bentley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 16 October 1608, sending a present of cheeses as served by Sir Godfrey Foljambe to the Earl and asking to be excused from the shrievalty. He hopes to see the Earl in Wingfield or Sheffield 'where I look to be half choked with town smoke'. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 542
Sir John Bentley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 20 October 1608. He is very sorry that the cheeses were not delivered [cf. folio 540] and he will obtain some more for the Earl. He intends to go to Worksop or Mansfield to ascertain the Earl's whereabouts. He again begs to be excused the office of sheriff. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 544
John Hercy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 10 November 1608, giving legal news from London. He does not think that the Earl will succeed in having the dispute with the Glossopdale men tried by a spiritual court; the case over Clipston [cf. folios 459, 460] is also not going well, the judge was 'more than tart'. The Parliament may not be held after all. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Enclosing folio 545
A list of sheriffs pricked, including Henry Cavendish for Derbyshire. 1p.
Folio 547
John Hercy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 15 November 1608. The Earl's counsel in the suit with the Earl of Rutland over Clipston Park spoke well but Rutland's counsel is given a week in which to prepare their case. He is hoping for money from the Countess to pay bills and a subsidy. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 549
Sir John Bentley to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Worksop, no place, 18 November 1608. He hopes to see the Earl and Countess soon. A woman wants her husband released from the sheriff's custody; a weir is broken. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 551
Sir George Chaworth to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from King Street, 24 December 1608. The Earl of Dunbar is to go into Scotland after Christmas for the arraignment of Lord Elphinstone [Alexander, fourth Baron]; he discusses a remarkable instance of the obstinacy of a Puritan clergyman. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 553
John Hercy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Westminster Hall, Friday, 25 November 1608, 10 a.m. He encloses a copy of a fine acknowledged by Mr. Henry Cavendish before Lord [Chief Justice, Sir Edward] Coke last Monday; when Coke expressed his pleasure at the reconciliation of Lord Cavendish and Mr. Henry, Lord Cavendish responded but Mr. Henry did not. Coke has offended the King by his opinions, expressed in the King's presence, in a dispute with the civil lawyers. The date of the Parliament is uncertain. 2pp. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.247)
Folio 555
Sir Francis Leake to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield Manor, from Sutton, 23 December 1608, enquiring after the Earl's health in the bad weather and sending the present of a doe; his daughter-in-law is sick. 1p. Endorsed. Address. Superscribed 'Jesus'.
Folio 557
Sir Brian Lascelles to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Gateford, 13 January 1608/09, thanking him for favours. He is sufficiently recovered to attend the local sessions and is sending some small presents. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 559
Copy of the receipt of the Surveyors of the King's woods for £25 6s. 8d. from Nottinghamshire, £34 6s. 8d. from Rutlandshire, and £31 6s. 8d. from Derbyshire. A note in the seventh Earl's hand indicates that he is dividing the £50 already allowed proportionately between the Surveyors. 2pp. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 561
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 10 February 1608/09, thanking him for the venison, reporting on Derbyshire business carried out for the Earl and that Sir John Manners is very weak. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 563
Sir John Bentley to the Countess of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, no place, 10 February 1608/09. He reports on assessing land in Crich and Shirland. He has sent the Countess a copy of the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury's rental. A long postscript discusses the building of a furnace and the location of ironstone and coal pits. 3pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in Countess's hand asking him to inform the Earl of tenants who refuse to help with enclosure.
Folio 565
Henry Wrigley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 18 February 1608/09. 'The country' hopes for relief at the Earl's hands; discusses estate affairs in Hartington and Melbourne. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 566
John Hercy to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 16 February 1608/09, discussing the suit in the Court of Wards between the Earl and the co-heirs of the late Mr. Talbot. The dispute between Sir Charles and Mr. Henry Cavendish has been referred to Judges [Thomas] Walmesley and [James] Altham and postponed for further depositions. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 568
John Hacker to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury, from Wingfield, 20 February 1608/09. He has been surveying in Staffordshire, where the tenants are complaining of a second rise in rents. He discusses the lease of woods for iron works. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 570
Sir John Bentley to the Countess of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, no place, 23 February 1608/09, discussing the Earl's rights as barmaster of some lead workings and the Countess's new foundry. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed: 'Cosen Eltoftes see this letter speedely convayed to hir La[dyshi]p'.
Folio 572
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 24 February 1608/09, warning the Earl to arrange with the appropriate bishops to view the clergy's property in Derbyshire in conjunction with their representatives, for some lords lieutenant have made their own assessments and the bishops have protested at them. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signature removed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 574
Martin Otto to Thomas Cooke at Sheffield, from Whitehall, 19 March 1608/09. He is most grateful to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury for their support and recommendation; he will bring Cooke a present from Denmark [cf. MS.3202 folio 79]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 575
Sir Henry Hobart to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Lincoln's Inn, 3 October 1609, explaining that a patent of the Earl's has passed through all the requisite hands except Sir Edward Coke and the King. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 576
[Tobias Mathew] Archbishop of York to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Cawood Castle, 8 June 1609, discussing the King's book [A Premonition to all Christian Princes]. When they meet in Nottinghamshire, he hopes that the Earl will enlighten him on the state of religion on the Continent of Europe, for he is heartily tired of Virginia. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed and subscribed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.254)
Folio 577
Thomas [Egerton, Baron] Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from York House, 16 July 1609, giving notice that the case in Chancery between him and Humphrey Briggs, esquire, is to be heard on 9 November. [Cf. folio 243]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.260)
Folio 579
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Henry Butler or in his absence William Wingfield at Sheffield Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), from Tankersley, 29 August 1609, sending orders for the preparation of food and lodgings at Sheffield Castle as company, including the Lady Arabella Stuart, will arrive the following week. 1p. Endorsed. (Joseph Hunter, The History and Topography of the Parish of the Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Rev. A. Gatty (1869), p.124)
Folio 580
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Henry Butler at Sheffield Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), from Wingfield, 10 September 1609, giving similar directions for food to be ready on his arrival at Buxton, including fish to arrive Friday morning. 1p. Seal. Endorsed 'with speed'.
Folio 582
A check-roll of the Earl of Shrewsbury's household at Sheffield, 24 September 1609, listing over 60 persons. 1p. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 583
Adam Slack to Lady Bowes, no place, 12 October 1609. Ralph Clayton, the curate of Buxton, is guilty of manslaughter and perjury; he thanks her for her letter to the justices about the Vicar of Hope, reputed father of bastards, and reports to her that Sir John Bentley spoke against her at the Sessions. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.279)
Folio 585
John Curzon to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Kedleston, 6 December 1609, thanking him for his recommendation as sheriff of Derbyshire. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 587
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Henry Butler, and in his absence at Sheffield to William Wingfield, from Whitehall, 12 June 1611. He has received £50 in cash and promised to pay that amount by the hands of Butler to Richard Beaumont [cf. Lambeth Ms. 709, folio 126]. He sends an urgent request for cash. Butler should tell people at his discretion that the Countess is imprisoned, not on a capital charge, but on suspicion of aiding the escape of Lady Arabella Stuart [after her marriage to William Seymour, later Marquis of Hertford]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed 'with speed'. Address instructs Wingfield to send to Cadman to go at once to the works of the Lord Chamberlain [Earl of Suffolk] in Wales.
Folio 588
Sir Charles Cavendish to Henry Butler, from Welbeck, 19 June 1611. He understands from the Earl of Shrewsbury that the Countess is not likely to be detained for long in the Tower. She is in the Queen's lodgings with the use of three or four rooms and it is hoped that she will soon be allowed visitors. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), iii.281)
Folio 589
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Henry Butler at Sheffield, no place [London], 20 June 1611. He is in great need of ready money to meet a statute to which he and the Earl of Pembroke are committed. He blames his stewards for remissness in the collection of his rents. 1p. Endorsed 'with speed'.
Folio 591
The Countess of Shrewsbury to Henry Butler or Mr. Wingfield at Sheffield, no place [The Tower], 27 July 1611, giving instructions for the sale of wool and iron up to £1,000 to raise money to pay the Earl's debt and for sending her detailed receipts by [Alexander] Ratcliff. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 592
Lady Elizabeth Greville to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Harold's Park, 20 April 1612. Her ague has left her, though her arm is not yet quite right. She sends her respects and hopes for the Countess's release. 1p. Endorsed.
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PublnNoteMS 3203, f.259: M.P. Hannay, Noel Kinnamon & Michael G. Brennan (eds), "The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, Vol. 1: Poems, Translations, and Correspondence" Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998, p.296, and in Oxford Scholarly Editions Online 2010
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GB/109/17501Raleigh; Sir; Walter (1554-1618); courtier, explorer, and author1554-1618
GB/109/17502Ramsay; John (c 1580-1626); Earl of Holdernessec 1580-1626
GB/109/11381Sackville; Thomas (c.1536-1608); 1st Earl of Dorset; Lord Buckhurst; statesmanc.1536-1608
GB/109/9268University of Cambridge; St. John's College; 1511-1511-
GB/109/17517Seymour; Sir; William (1587-1660); 1st Marquess of Hertford; 2nd Duke of Somerset1587-1660
GB/109/16174Sidney; Robert (1563-1626); 1st Earl of Leicester; courtier and poet1563-1626
GB/109/17310Somerset; Sir; Edward (c 1550-1628); 4th Earl of Worcesterc 1550-1628
GB/109/17520Stanhope; John (c 1540-1621); 1st Baron Stanhope; Treasurer of the Chamberc 1540-1621
GB/109/17521Stanhope; Philip (c 1583-1656); 1st Earl of Chesterfieldc 1583-1656
GB/109/17314Stanley; Ferdinando (1559-1594); 5th Earl of Derby1559-1594
GB/109/17522Stanley; Sir; Thomas (1561-1642); 6th Earl of Derby1561-1642
GB/109/11598England and Wales; Star Chamber; 1487-16411487-1641
GB/109/17317Seymour; Lady; Arabella (1575-1615); née Stuart; noblewoman and royal kinswoman1575-1615
DS/UK/3138Talbot; Elizabeth (1518-1608); née Hardwick; wife of 6th Earl of Shrewsbury1518-1608
GB/109/17309Talbot; Francis (1500-1560); 5th Earl of Shrewsbury1500-1560
GB/109/17326Talbot; Mary (1556 - 1632); Countess of Shrewsbury; wife of Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury1556 - 1632
DS/UK/5958Talbot; George (c.1522-1590); 6th earl of Shrewsburyc.1522-1590
GB/109/16184Talbot; Gilbert (1553-1616); 7th Earl of Shrewsbury1553-1616
GB/109/11926England and Wales; Court of Wards and Liveries; 1540-16601540-1660
GB/109/17271Howard; Philip (1557-1595); 13th Earl of Arundel; Saint1557-1595
GB/109/17213Cavendish; Sir; Charles (c1595-1654); Knight; mathematicianc1595-1654
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