RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
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Alt Ref NoMS 3204
TitleTalbot Papers
Date1546-1608
DescriptionFolio 1
Hugh Cholmondeley and others, Commissioners for Musters in Cheshire, to [Francis Talbot, fifth] Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire, no place, 15 June 2 Edward VI [1548], giving details of the musters. There are 2,000 able men, of whom 1,400 are furnished, including 600 belonging to noblemen at whose command they rest. 600 men are without harness but 800 are in readiness and at the command of the fourteen captains whose names are subscribed. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. 'with speed'. Address.
Folio 3
Sir Edward Aston to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place [Tixall], 25 April [1546], begging to be excused from raising a hundred men from his estates in Staffordshire, for he has been ill since Lent and last year's journey into Scotland with the Earl of Hertford [Edward Seymour, later Duke of Somerset] was so chargeable. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 5
Sir Nicholas Langford to [George Talbot, sixth] Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hough, 17 April, n.a., asking that the order for his raising three light horsemen at Longford for the Queen's service may be revoked, as he has already furnished that number in the county where he remains at present [Cheshire]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in the sixth Earl's hand.
Folio 7
Sir Thomas Cockayne, Sir Humphrey Bradbourne, Mathew Kniveton and Vincent Mundy to [Francis,] Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President of the North, from Derby, 17 March 1556/7, certifying that Sir Thomas can have ready at one hour's notice 15 billmen and five bowmen, Sir Humphrey 12 billmen and three bowmen, Kniveton and Mundy eight billmen and two bowmen each. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 8
Sir John Harcourt and others, justices of Staffordshire, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord President of the North, from Stafford, 24 May 1558. The Lord Lieutenant of the North [Walter Devereux, second Viscount Hereford] has commanded them to raise 1,000 men for service on the Borders. Of this number, they assigned 171 to the responsibility of the Earl's servants and tenants within the Duchy of Lancaster, but they hear that only 100 footmen are ready. They ask him to raise the other 71; otherwise there will be 'greate murmure and grudginge amongest the comen people for the unequalytye of the chardge'. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 10
John [Baron] Mordaunt to [William, third Baron] Dacre, no place, 2 August [1558], asking him to be 'good lord' to his two servants, sent as demilances. He offers to treat with Dacre for the manor of Wilboston, Bedfordshire, and sends his regards to the Earl of Shrewsbury. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 12
The Muster Book of the hundred of Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire, taken by Robert Markham and William Burnell at the command of [George] Earl of Shrewsbury as Lieutenant of the county, 23 October 7 Elizabeth [1565], giving a total of 271 able men, other than the gentry and their servants, of whom 29 are archers; the towns can furnish 38 men in addition. 12pp. Paper seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 19
Lady Margaret Vernon to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hilton, 3 April 1570. She has already furnished one man from Staffordshire for the last journey into the North and is now commanded by Shrewsbury to furnish another in respect of a living in Derbyshire. She has no living there save for one farm, which is her child's, and therefore begs to be excused. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 21
A certificate of the light horsemen within the county of Derbyshire, taken 9 and 20 July 16 Elizabeth [1574]. 7pp. Clerk's hand, annotated and endorsed by the sixth Earl.
Folio 25
Richard Wensley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Coldharbour, 1 June 1570. He has been offered 20 corselets for 40 marks and is told that if 500 were purchased they might be even cheaper. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. 'To my Lorde'.
Folio 27
[Francis,] Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir Piers Sutton and others, Commissioners for the Musters in Cheshire, from Darnton [Darlington], 17 April n.a. [temp. Edward VI], giving particular directions for the discharge of their office. 4pp. Draft, clerk's hand. Endorsed.
Folio 29
[George,] Earl of Shrewsbury, to the Privy Council, from Sheffield, 3 August 1574, enclosing a certificate of musters taken in Derbyshire [cf. folio 21]. 'They think that I have delte very stretly with them'. 1p. Draft, clerk's hand, altered and endorsed by the sixth Earl.
Folio 30
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Privy Council, no place, no date [1577]. He has had grievous complaints that Sir John Zouch, Commissioner for the Musters in Derbyshire with Mr. Godfrey Foljambe in the time of the Rising in the North, detained the arms used by the men then in his charge. Where Zouch had 300 men, mostly furnished, and £176 in ready money, his enquiries suggest that no money and few arms have been returned. He suggests that Zouch be called before the Council. He finds small want of Mr. Foljambe's charge but reports him 'a hinderar' of the Queen's service. 1p. Copy. Endorsed by seventh Earl as his father's letter.
Folio 31
The Commissioners for the Musters in Derbyshire to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Walton, 10 April 1579. They have decided to suspend the training of soldiers, unless they hear further from the Earl, for want of money to pay them. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Enclosing folio 33
The account for the training of soldiers in Scarsdale, 10 April 1579.
1p. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 34
The names of the gentlemen captains placed within the county of Northumberland for herbage, no date [temp. Edward VI]. 2pp. Two clerks' hands. Endorsed.
Folio 35
The Muster Book for the hundred of Eddisbury, Cheshire, no date [circa 1550]. 38pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 59
The Muster Book for the hundred of Broxton, Cheshire, no date [circa 1550]. 38pp. Damaged Ms. Two clerks' hands, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 79
The Muster Book for the hundred of Wirral, Cheshire, no date [circa 1550]. 20pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 91
Walter Devereux to [Francis,] Earl of Shrewsbury, from Chartley [Holme], 13 June [1557]. He has delivered the bearer, James Rolston, the Earl's servant, £100 as a loan on a bill obligatory to be repaid next Michaelmas. He is appointed to provide two demi-lances and invites the Earl to do so for twenty marks. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 92
Articles of instruction from the Privy Council to the Commissioners for Musters, no date [temp. Elizabeth]. 3pp. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 94
The Commissioners for Musters in Derbyshire to [George,] Earl of Shrewsbury, from Chesterfield, 30 January 1577/8, reporting on their meeting to arrange the assessment of the county and asking the Earl to write to the corporation of Derby to require it to supply ten corselets. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 96
The certificate of the eleven lances and 92 light horse raised in Derbyshire at the Earl of Shrewsbury's command, in accordance with the Privy Council's letters dated 28 August 1583. 5pp. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 100
The names of those who were charged horses and showed them at the musters at Stafford, 30 September 1584. 1p. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 102
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal and Lieutenant in Derbyshire and Staffordshire, from Greenwich, 29 January 1585/6. At the express wish of the Queen they enquire what he has done in pursuance of the private instructions annexed to his last year's commission as Lieutenant. 1p. clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in clerk's hand indicates received 27 February and in sixth Earl's that it was sent to his deputies the next day.
Folio 104
Thomas Trentham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Lieutenant of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, from Rocester, 4 March 1585/6. Sir Walter Aston and Mr. [Richard] Bagot have sent certificates of the musters in four hundreds of Staffordshire herewith [cf. folios 106, 108]. He has already returned a certificate for the hundred of Totmonslow. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 106
Sir Walter Aston and Richard Bagot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, from Tixall, 28 February 1585/6. They have viewed and selected 400 footmen in Staffordshire, including 67 in the hundred of Totmonslow already certified by Mr. [Thomas] Trentham; these will comprise 160 calivers, 80 pikemen, 80 archers and 80 billmen. They suggest as captains John Bowes and Thomas Whorwood. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 108
Thomas Trentham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Lieutenant of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, from Rocester, 31 January 1585/6, sending the certificate of the musters for the hundred of Totmonslow. The commissioners have been delayed in assessing the county by the default of under-officers, the frowardness of some of the county and the shortness of the days. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 109
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Trentham, no place, no date [February 1585/6], acknowledging the receipt of folio 108 and asking the commissioners to excuse William Hurde of Stanton 'a man charged with diverse children and a widowere' and to choose as far as possible 'freeholders' sons, farmers' sons and suchelyke, not householders'. 1p. Draft.
Folio 110
Sir Walter Aston and Richard Bagot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, from Kynston Chappell, 29 January 1585/6, explaining the delay in returning the certificates for the musters [cf. folio 108]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 111
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir Walter Aston and Richard Bagot, from Sheffield Castle, 4 February 1585/6, asking for a new view of Stafford-shire to be taken as soon as possible. 1p. Draft.
Folio 112
Sir Walter Aston, Thomas Trentham and Richard Bagot, Deputy Lieutenants in Staffordshire, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant in Derby-shire and Staffordshire, from Stafford, 12 January 1585/6, enclosing an assessment for light horse and lances, in response to his letter of 16 December 1585. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 114
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Privy Council, from Sheffield, 11 March 1585/6, acknowledging the letter of 29 January [folio 102]; he is raising 400 men in each of the counties of Derbyshire and Staffordshire. 'When the weather doth growe fairer I wilbe readie to take further order' for training or general muster. He appends summaries of the musters. 5pp. Copy.
Folio 117
Abstract of the authority given to Lords Lieutenant by their commission, 1585. 1p. Clerk's hand. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.282)
Folio 118
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Haddon, 4 March 1586/7, sending a note of the provisions of armour and weapons available in Derbyshire. Many are old and out of fashion but he hopes that these may be allowed to make up the required number, though the Earl's servant, Mr. Wyatt, desired all to be new. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed and subscribed. Endorsed.
Folio 120
Sir Francis Walsingham's 'order for the reddy and easy trayninge of shott and avoydinge of great exspences & waste of powder', no date [1585]. 1p. Copy. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.284)
Folio 121
Godfrey Foljambe [the younger] to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Walton, 16 February 1587/8. In accordance with letters directed to himself and [Sir Francis] Leake by the Earl for the apprehension of recusants, he has arrested his grandmother, Lady Constance Foljambe; Leake is reporting separately. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.344)
Folio 123
John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal and Privy Councillor, n.p1. [Swarkeston], 4 February 1587/8. On the receipt of the Earl's letters, he went to Mickleover and found [Philip] Draycott in bed. Draycott declared himself no recusant but Harpur insisted upon him and his wife attending a service in church. He went on, with the Earl's servant, Thomas Ball, to the house of Mr. Powtrell, which was locked - Powtrell said it was because of suits for £10,000 between him and Thomas Markham - but Mrs. Powtrell, her gentlewoman and two servants were away overnight; Mr. Powtrell said that he did not know where they were. At Sawley, Mrs. Edmundson was away, according to her daughter visiting her sick brother in Rutlandshire. Harpur suspects that these people were forewarned because Mr. Manners and Mr. Leake [cf. folio 121] began their searches the day before. He did not go for William Brownlow, because he knows that his absence from church is not for recusancy but for fear of executions for debt. He has seen [John Manners, fourth] Earl of Rutland twice in the last week and knows that 400 men are raised in Nottinghamshire and others could be ready at short notice; he advises the Earl to be as ready in his lieutenancy. 2pp. Endorsed. (Printed in part, Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.342)
Folio 125
Francis Leake to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire at Whitley, from Sutton, 2 February 1587/8, reporting on his actions to apprehend recusants. He asks that the Earl write to Mr. Godfrey Foljambe telling him to be more expeditious in the Queen's service and that he be excused keeping any recusants as he is forced to travel to seek for money to pay debts. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Printed in part, Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.339)
Folio 126
[A servant of the Earl of Shrewsbury] to Francis Leake, from Sheffield, 3 February [1587/8], replying to folio 125, commending Leake's service and asking for Lady Foljambe to be committed since she is suspected of doing 'most hurte in those partes'. 1p. (Printed in part, Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.341)
Folio 128
John Manners and Roger Columbell to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Haddon, 3 February 1587/8. On the receipt of the Earl's letters by the hands of Roger Sheldon, Mr. Columbell went on Candlemas Day [2 February] to Padley, where he found several Fitzherberts but John Fitzherbert is reported to be in Staffordshire. At North Lees he took [Richard] Fenton who came to Haddon and showed a protection stating that he had entered into a bond for £200 to be forthcoming at twenty days' warning [cf. folios G 376, H 415]. Robert Eyre of Bubnell has arrested Mr. Browne of Harwood Grange who is willing to conform. A postscript despairs of redress unless some be resident at Padley who are conformable in religion and unless a preacher comes to the High Peak who can teach the people better. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.340)
Folio 129
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John Manners and Roger Columbell, n.p1., no date [February 1587/8]. He is not prepared to relent, protections are not valid and he is suspicious of the genuineness of Mr. Browne's willingness to conform. 1p. The same hand as folio 126.
Folio 131
William Kniveton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Bradley, 7 February 1587/8. He hears that Sir Thomas Fitzherbert is committed in London; Mr. Langford is committed to the charge of the Vicar of Longford ("Langford"); he sends a list of the recusants in gaol. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed 'my Lo.'
Folio 133
William and Thomas Kniveton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal and Privy Councillor, from Bradley, 7 February 1587/8. They have enquired unsuccessfully for seminaries and Jesuits in the hundred of Appletree. They have committed to gaol, because of the Earl's specific instructions, Constance Sherwin of Rodsley; she offers to conform and her husband John is 92 years old and ailing. They ask the Earl to relent over the Sherwins. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. (Printed in part, Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.343)
Folio 135
Warrant from the Earl of Shrewsbury to an unnamed person [John Harpur, cf. folio 123], from Whitley, 29 January 1587/8, to arrest Philip Draycott, gentleman, for recusancy, 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 136
A list of the principle recusants in Derbyshire, compiled by William Kniveton of Bradley esquire and John Manners esquire at Wirksworth, 19 January 1587/8, together with the names of the best preachers with a list of well-affected gentlemen [cf. folio 131]. 3pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 138
Part of a return of musters of lances and light horses for Derbyshire, no date [1588]. Thomas, second son of Sir Thomas Cockayne, asked for further time to provide a light horse 'for that he was but latelie maried and saieth he hath since bene at gret charge'. 2pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 140
The Queen to [Gilbert,] Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, no place, May 1593, ordering the raising of 138 men in the county for the Irish service to guard against the expected invasion by Spain. 1p. Damaged Ms. Sign Manual. Paper seal. Endorsed.
Folio 142
A certificate of musters of [George,] Earl of Shrewsbury's estates in Shropshire, August 1588. 14pp. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 151
William Harcourt to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Uttoxeter, 11 July 1588, complaining of misconduct over the Staffordshire musters and asking that those who are not appointed to find light horse may be required to find lances. 'Every man dyd excuse his frend as his affection led hym'. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Enclosing folio 153
The names of those in Staffordshire who might be assessed for the musters in the opinion of William Harcourt, [11 July 1588]. 2pp. Clerk's hand, annotated by the sixth Earl.
Folio 155
Robert Eyton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Eyton, 7 August 1588, asking to know what accoutrements his tenants and servants, and those of his cousin Vincent Corbet, are to be furnished with for the ensuing muster. He has had a letter from [Robert Devereux, second] Earl of Essex but desires to wait upon Shrewsbury rather than any other nobleman. 1p. Endorsed 'with speed'.
Folio 157
A note of the assessments for the musters in Staffordshire and a note of those of the county who are also able to be assessed, no date [1588, cf. folio 151]. 2pp. Clerk's hand, annotated by the sixth Earl as based on William Harcourt's information.
Folio 159
Certificate from the Earl of Shrewsbury to Robert Eyre, his deputy steward in the Queen's manor of the High Peak, from Sheffield, 18 August 1588, to raise corselets from named tenants within fourteen days. 1 double p. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 161
Orders set down and agreed by [William Cecil, Baron] Burghley, Lord Treasurer, Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, for the better arming and speedier furnishing of soldiers, dated from Greenwich, 10 March 1589/ 90. 7pp. Copy. (Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History (second edition, 1838), ii.394)
Folio 165
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Justices of the Peace of Derbyshire, from Handsworth, 3 March 1588/9, giving instructions on raising the loan for the Queen's service and quoting reasons for the increased defence of the realm. 2pp. Copy.
Folio 166
A list of the Justices of the Peace of Derbyshire, 1589. [Cf. folio 165]. 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 169
Thomas Whorwood to Richard Bagot, from Compton, Tuesday, no date [1589], asking Bagot to meet him or send his man Edge to do so in the Low Hundred with a list of the trained soldiers to be supplied by Whorwood's tenants in a muster. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 170
Thomas Whorwood to Richard Bagot, from Compton, Thursday, no date [1589], asking Bagot to be at Wolverhampton on Thursday next, 19 [no month, n.a.] to discuss the musters, as he has had further letters from the Earl of Shrewsbury, 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 171
Lawrence Broadbent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, no date [1589], asking for the revocation of the precept issued by the mayor and aldermen of Nottingham charging him to provide one corselet, because he is a member of the company of Merchant Venturers as well as the Mercers and often pays more in one year towards the public service than the corporation does in seven. 1pl Clerk's hand, signed, Endorsed.
Folio 173
Thomas Whorwood to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Staffordshire, from Compton, Wednesday, no date [June 1589]. He has been appointed captain for the training of 200 men in Staffordshire [cf. folio 106] but he lacks adequate instructions. He recommends an allowance of 3s. 4d. per man for two days' training instead of 5s. formerly paid. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 175
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield, from Haddon, 6 May 1589, complaining of partiality in the assessments of the loan in the county of Derbyshire, many wealthy persons, such as William Cavendish and [Francis] Leake, having been passed over. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 177
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Justices of the Peace in Nottinghamshire, from Handsworth, 7 April 1589, enquiring concerning arms in the county. He expects 600 men to be prepared and furnished but he cannot promise the absolute discharge of the rest of the 2,000 requested, 1p. Copy. Address.
Folio 178
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Haddon, 10 July 1589, reporting on the view of military affairs made before a recent absence. He advises the Earl to remind the justices of the matter at the assizes, for 'theire be but few justices of peace in this shire that doe travell in those services unlesse it be by some speciall comaundment from your Lordship'. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 180
Sir Thomas Gresley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, from Derby, 15 July 1589. The inspection of foot-troops has been fixed for 4 August; he asks that the view of horses be held over until nearer Michaelmas, since few would be ready 'the wether and the tyme of the yeare considered'.
Folio 182
Robert Markham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, from Cotham, 17 July 1589, recommending the presentation of Robert Wighton to the benefice of Welley [Wellow], an 'honeste and quiett' man. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 184
Sir William Holles to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant [of Nottinghamshire], from Howghton [Houghton], 18 August [1589], asking for instructions and sending the Queen's commission for the subsidy, the Privy Council's letter and the list of dates of the meetings of the commissioners for the subsidy, 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. A post-script lists the names of the commissioners and the dates of the meetings. Endorsed.
Folio 186
A list of those charged to find demi-lances in Staffordshire, dated from Tutbury, 8 August 1589. 1p. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 188
A list of those charged to find demi-lances and light horse in Staffordshire, 1585. 1 double p. Clerks' hands.
Folio 190
Musters of horsemen in Staffordshire, no date [1589]. 2pp. Clerk's hand, annotated by the sixth Earl.
Folio 192
William Harcourt to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Ellenhall, 27 September 1589. He travelled from London to Staffordshire to raise the musters as soon as he received the Earl's letter; he encloses a list of the defects remaining. He finds that his authority is questioned, as he may act only at the deputy lieutenant's command. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 194
Sir Thomas Cockayne and Godfrey Foljambe to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Ashbourne, 11 October 1589. They desire to have the original assessment for the subsidy under the Earl's hand, as the copy which they have received rates the county beyond the sum prescribed by the statute and they dare not begin to collect without a better authority. 1p. Paper seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 196
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Haddon, 11 January 1589/90. The Earl's chaplain, Roger Harrison, has asked him to attend upon the Earl. He pleads that he is unable to do so; he has to appear in the Exchequer the following week to give an account of his shrievalty and the infirmity of age precludes further travel. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 198
John Manners and others, Commissioners for the Musters in Derbyshire, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, from Derby, 13 January 1589/90. The trained bands of horsemen and footmen are ready. They promise to take order to raise another Ireland. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 200
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Derby, 14 January 1589/90, asking that a second deputy lieutenant be appointed for the county and that further orders be taken concerning the levying of the men for Ireland [cf. folio 198] in the hundreds of Scarsdale and the High Peak, where only Mr. Francis Cockayne is justice, 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 202
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Savoy, 25 January 1589/90, asking the Earl to let the Lord Treasurer [Lord Burghley] know whom he wishes to be appointed a second deputy lieutenant for Derbyshire. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 204
Richard Bagot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, from Blithfield, 14 February 1589/90, reporting on the raising of musters in Staffordshire. 200 men have been raised for the Irish service and orders have been sent for 200 men to be at Stafford and another 200 men at Lichfield within a fortnight. He asks the Earl not to insist on the attendance of the men at Wolverhampton earlier, as has been required, as it would cause great labour and expense. A note on the reverse gives the charge of powder and match ordered to be kept ready in Staffordshire and the money imposed for the furnishing of the soldiers for the Irish service, namely:
Cassock and gaskins of watchet colour with sword, dagger and girdle, 31s.
Doublet, 8s.; netherstocks and shoes, 5s.; cap, 1s.; conduct money, 5s.
For every shot, a pound of powder and a pound of match (80 shot in all).
For every soldier £2 13s. 4d. besides his armour. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 205
A note of all the lances and light horsemen at Stafford, 24 February 1589/90. 2pp. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 208
Sir Thomas Gresley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, from Drakelow, 24 February 1589/90, reporting on a view of the lances and light horse in Derbyshire. There were many defaulters, none turning up from the High Peak and Scarsdale, because of the bad weather and difficulties of travel. He suggests that they be asked to assemble at Derby the day before the assizes. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 210
Richard Bagot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, from Blithfield, 28 February 1589/90. He viewed the demi-lances at Stafford last Monday with [William] Harcourt and the Earl's servant [Roger Sheldon]. Some were below standard and will be 'till gras feede them fatter'. He sends a list of the defaulters. On Tuesday he inspected Mr. Ralph Sneyd's trained band of 200 and on Thursday he saw Mr. [Thomas] Whorwood's at Lichfield; they were both reasonably satisfactory. The weather has been 'most cruell', so defects cannot be remedied at once. The men for Ireland are also ready. Mr. Hastings Gresley, the Earl's servant, has supplied some furnishings. He was paid at Stafford satisfactorily but at Lichfield the people complained that money paid to some justices four years ago never went to the Queen's service, 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 212
Richard Bagot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire, from Blithfield, 7 March 1589/90. There has been further trouble over paying Mr. Hastings Gresley for the furnishings [cf. folio 210], due in part to his inexperience, and the defaulting constables have been ordered to appear before the Earl to answer their contempt, 1p. Endorsed.
Enclosing folio 213
The names of the defaulting constables, 1p.
Folio 215
Richard Bagot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire, from Blithfield, 18 March 1589/90. He is raising 200 men for the Irish service, to be at Stafford on Wednesday next, and asks that a conductor be appointed for them to Chester, where they are to be on 30 March, as if he nominates someone is bound to take offence. Hastings Gresley is spreading it abroad that Bagot misliked his provision of furnishings; Bagot asks the Earl to quash the rumour. 'It is a verie hard matter in these her Majesty's services to pleas the humours of many', 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 217
Copy of a certificate to the Privy Council of the men and armour in Derbyshire, November 1596. 1p. Clerk's hand, subscribed and signed by the seventh Earl.
Folio 218
A book of the first payment of the subsidy for Staffordshire, 32 Elizabeth [1590]. 82pp. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 267
The names of those providing lances and light horse in Staffordshire, 1590. 2pp. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 269
The names of those providing demi-lances in Staffordshire, 1590. 2pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 272
Thomas Bayly [Bailey] to [George,] Earl of Shrewsbury, from Belper, 'this rayny Friday', no date [1590], reporting on a view of the musters at Belper that day. The horses he saw were acceptable; he encloses a list of the defaulters, who are mostly 'of the best sort' and will probably blame the weather. He has arranged days for the presentment of those needing amendment, except for Scarsdale hundred 'because they are so doutefull of the plage'. 1p. Endorsed. 'To my Lord'.
Enclosing folio 271
A list of the defaulters at the view of the musters at Belper. 1p.
Folio 273
Richard Bagot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshal, Lieutenant of Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire, no place, 22 April 1590. The 200 men for the Irish service have been despatched under Mr. Hastings Gresley's conduct to Chester, except for three, for whom allowances have been paid. It seems that Gresley lost divers on the way, however. He encloses a note of the charge imposed on the county for the matter; there is £68 in hand, from which he asks to pay John Ferne £22 for 60 wethers provided for the Queen's use. He would like to use the remaining money upon the building and furnishing of the new shire hall at Stafford. 1p. Endorsed.
Enclosing folio 274
A note of the charge imposed upon Staffordshire for raising the men for the Irish service, 25 March(?) 1590. 1p.
Folio 276
Richard Bagot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire, from Blithfield, 11 July 1590. Captain Woodhouse's complaints of the Staffordshire men sent into Ireland are ill founded; they were 'sufficient of personage and agilitie'. He asks the Earl for further credit for the lead lately purchased to cover the new shire hall at Stafford. The people are pleased with the shire hall. He advises the Earl how to use the new glass-house at Wingfield to the best advantage. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 278
Notes, May n.y., on a letter, 25 May, n.y., from the Earl of Shrewsbury to the commissioners for the musters of Nottinghamshire. 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 279
The names of the parishes and the chapels appertaining to them in the hundred of the High Peak, Derbyshire, 1p. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 281
John Harpur to Sir Humphrey Ferrers at Walton, from Swarkeston, 22 January 1592/3, advising him to ask young [Thomas] Loving or [William] Parker, clerks to Sir Thomas Cockayne, what happened to the armour of recusants disarmed in Derbyshire about ten years ago. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 283
Francis Cockayne to [Gilbert,] Earl of Shrewsbury, from Harthill, 23 January 1592/3, assuring him that neither he nor his father have received any recusants' armour in the wapentake of Wirksworth. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 285
Sir Francis Leake to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, from Newark, 22 January 1592/3. He has never collected, or been directed to collect, arms from recusants. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 287
Sir Humphrey Ferrers to John Manners at Haddon, from Walton, 26 January 1592/3. He has never dealt with the disarming of recusants. He sends him Harpur's letter and others [cf. folios 281, 283, 285]; he has asked Thomas Loving and William Parker to inform Manners what Sir Thomas Cockayne did [cf. folio 290]; and he believes that Sir Thomas's son [Francis] could help [cf. folio 283]. 1p. Paper seal. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 290
William Parker to John Manners at Haddon, from Ashbourne, 27 January 1592/3, assuring him, on behalf of Thomas Loving and himself, that Sir Thomas Cockayne never received recusants' arms. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed; subscribed by John Manners in confirmation. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 292
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Aylestone, 4 February 1592/3, sending the answers to enquiries about the recusants' arms taken by Sir John Zouch and Sir Thomas Cockayne [cf. folios 281, 283, 287, 290]. What was taken by Sir John, his son John Zouch will testify. Neither Manners nor Godfrey Foljambe took any. What was taken, the late Earl of Shrewsbury had from John Fitzherbert at Padley. He asks the Earl to certify to the Privy Council that there is no knowledge of any recusant arms in Derbyshire. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand: 'Joy see yt you speke to Mr. John Souche for ye note of Armore which he promised me'.
Folio 294
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, John Manners, Sir Humphrey Ferrers and other commissioners in Derbyshire, from Hampton Court, 8 January 1592/3, requiring them to certify the arms taken from recusants in the county. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 296
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Aylestone, 30 January 1592/3. Robert Wright of Beeley and George Bowring of High Peak have forfeited their bond for iron which they had from the late Earl. Bowring's wife has served the Manners family well and he asks the Earl to forgive the debt. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 298
Accounts for the Earl of Shrewsbury's estates in Shropshire, 1594. 4pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 300
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John Manners, Sir Humphrey Ferrers and John Harpur, from Broad Street, 9 March 1594/5. They are to raise a hundred men from Derbyshire for the Irish service, by command of the Privy Council. 1p. Copy, initialled and endorsed by the Earl.
Folio 302
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Commissioners for the Musters in Derbyshire, from Broad Street, 12 May 159[5]. 138 men are to be raised from the county for the Irish service, by command of the Privy Council. 2pp. Damaged Ms. Draft. Endorsed.
Folio 304
Bevis Bulmer to William Phillips 'at my Lord of Buckhurst's' [Sackville House], no place, Friday, 19 March 1595/6. A meeting which had been arranged did not take place but he has left a book of accounts for engrossing and would gladly see Phillips that night, as he has need of money. 1p. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 305
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John Manners and Sir Humphrey Ferrers, no place, 9 September 1595. Remembrances for the musters in Derbyshire. 1p. Copy. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 306
Sir John Byron to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Newstead, 23 April 1596, reporting on the musters in Nottinghamshire. Sir John Holles will not serve as a commissioner; he does not get on with the new sheriff [Richard Whalley]. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signature missing. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 308
Sir Henry Cock to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Broxbourne, 24 May 1596, reporting on the course taken for the musters in Hertfordshire. 2pp. Clerk's hand, corrected and signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 310
Directions for the charges of the musters in Derbyshire, from the Privy Council, 16 May 1596. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 312
The Lords of the Council to the Commissioners for the Musters in Nottinghamshire, from Greenwich, 13 June 1596, acknowledging the receipt of a certificate and requiring an amendment of the provision of horse and the better furnishing of the troops with powder, bullets and match. 1p. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 313
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John Manners and Sir Humphrey Ferrers, from Broad Street, 8 November 1596, enclosing instructions from the Privy Council for the raising of musters in Derbyshire and elaborating upon them. 1p. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 314
Sir Humphrey Ferrers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Walton, 6 December 1596, discussing measures for furnishing the troops, preparatory to the musters. A post-script thanks the Earl for procuring his excusal from serving as Sheriff of Staffordshire. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 316
Francis Babington to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Windley Hill, 22 March 1596/7. He has held lands of the Earl worth £12 p.a. at Windley Hill for three years, but has fallen behind with the rent. He begs the Earl to let him stay another year when, as he hopes, he will be able to pay and his suits at law will be over. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 318
A book of the subsidy for Derbyshire, no date [temp. Elizabeth and Sir Thomas Cockayne]. 8pp. Clerk's hand.
Folio 322
A memorandum on the provision of powder and the like for soldiers. 1p. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand.
Folio 323
A note of Lords Lieutenant who have no Deputies, including Gilbert, Earl of Shrewsbury, for Derbyshire, 1590, 1p. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 325
A book of musters for Derbyshire, no date [temp. Elizabeth and Sir Thomas Cockayne, before 1580]. 7pp. Clerk's hand, one note in sixth Earl's hand.
Folio 329
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Commissioners for the Musters in Derbyshire, from Sheffield Lodge, 14 February 1598/9. A hundred men are to be raised in Derbyshire for the Irish service, by command of the Privy Council. 1p. Damaged Ms. Copy. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand indicates one such letter, directing them to meet at Derby, sent to John Manners, Sir Humphrey Ferrers, H[enry] Sacheverell the sheriff, [John] Francis, William Kniveton, and [Francis] Fitzherbert, and another, directing them to meet at Chesterfield, sent to Manners, Ferrers, Sir Francis Leake, William Cavendish, John Rodes and William Kniveton.
Folio 330
Sir Humphrey Ferrers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Walton, 18 February 1598/9, outlining his plans to execute the orders given in folio 329. 2pp. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 332
Sir Humphrey Ferrers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, from Derby, 23 February 1598/9, reporting on the provision of furnishings for the men required for the Irish service. 1p. Damaged Ms. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 334
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John Manners and Sir Humphrey Ferrers, from Sheffield Lodge, 6 February 1598/9, telling them that a hundred men must be raised for the Irish service from Derbyshire [cf. folio 329]. 1p. Damaged Ms. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 335
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, from Richmond, 18 February 1598/9, giving particular directions for the furnishing of the soldiers from Derbyshire; 150 men will now be required for the Irish service [cf. folio 329]. Sir Matthew Morgan will be captain of the extra fifty men. 2pp. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address indicates received 25 February 1598.
Folio 337
The accounts of the constables of the hundred of Scarsdale, Derbyshire, for the issuing and levying of prest money, 24 February 1598/9. 2pp. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 339
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John Manners and Sir Humphrey Ferrers, from Sheffield Lodge, 25 February 1598/9, ordering them to raise an extra fifty men for the Irish service from Derbyshire [cf. folio 335]. 1p. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 340
The confession of William Ward of Dore about bribes taken by Captain [John] Tolkerne and other officers for discharging soldiers, 4 March 1598/9. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Address.
Folio 341
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John Manners and Sir Humphrey Ferrers, from Broad Street, 13 May 1599, ordering a general muster in Derbyshire. 1p. Damaged Ms. Copy, initialled by the Earl. Endorsed.
Folio 343
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John Manners and Sir Humphrey Ferrers, from 'my house in London' [Broad Street], 7 June 1599, ordering the levying of a hundred men from Derbyshire for the Irish service. 1p. Damaged Ms. Copy, initialled and endorsed by the Earl.
Folio 344
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Privy Council, no place, 16 June 1599, enclosing a certificate of the musters in Derbyshire. 1p. Damaged Ms. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 346
Edmund Slater to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Brimington, 9 June 1599. He has examined the furnishing of arms in the hundreds of High Peak and Wirksworth, Derbyshire, and plans to examine the entire county's provision. He asks permission, denied him by John Manners, to supply the defects himself. 2pp. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 348
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, from Nonsuch, 5 August 1599, ordering that no captain leave the county without their permission, or trained man without his captain's, for six weeks. They also require the sequestration of all horses belonging to recusants and the appointment of a provost marshal to arrest vagrants. 2pp. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 350
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John Manners and Sir Humphrey Ferrers, from Nonsuch, 7 August 1599, enclosing a copy of folio 348 and requiring them to carry out the Privy Council's instructions. 1p. Damaged Ms. Copy, signed and endorsed by the Earl.
Folio 352
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John Manners, Sir Humphrey Ferrers and Mr. [Thomas] Gresley, from 'my house in London' [Broad Street], 17 January 1599/1600, ordering the raising of a hundred men for the Irish service from Derbyshire. 1p. Damaged Ms. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 353
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, from Richmond, 9 January 1599/1600, requiring him to raise from gentlemen of ability in the county the sum of £120 in lieu of four horses for the Queen's service. 2pp. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 355
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John Manners and Sir Humphrey Ferrers, from Broad Street, 10 January 1599/1600, requiring them to execute the Privy Council's orders, given in folio 353. 1p. Damaged Ms. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 356
The Queen to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, no place, 12 January 42 Elizabeth [1599/1600], ordering a hundred soldiers to be raised from the county for the Irish service [cf. folio 352]. 2pp. Damaged Ms. Sign manual. Endorsed.
Folio 358
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, from Richmond, 14 January 1599/1600, giving particular directions for the raising and furnishing of the men required for the Irish service [cf. folio 356]. They are to be 'of habilitie of bodie ... and not of loose people that are addicted to ydlenes and lewdnes'. An allowance of forty shillings is to be given for each man and sent to Sir John Harte, alderman of London. Some carpenters, smiths and bricklayers are to be included among the men raised. 2pp. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed.
Folio 360
A schedule of the usual apparel for every English soldier, superscribed and signed by Sir William Waad, no date [1600]. 'A Canvas dublett. A paire of Venetyans of broad Clothe. Two shirtts and two bands. One paire of shooes and two paire of brogues. One paire of Kersey Stockinges, or two paire of Iryshe fryze. A hatte Cappe. A Cassocke very long of broad Clothe, and lined throughout, or An Iryshe Mantle'. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed.
Folio 361
A schedule of the several sorts of armour and furniture for soldiers, no date [1600]. 1p. Clerk's hand.
Folio 362
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Whitwell, 4 February 1599/1600, asking, in view of his age and infirmities, for another to be joined with him in his Deputy Lieutenancy of Derbyshire. The last levies in the county were remarkably well appointed [cf. folios 356, 358]. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 364
A receipt, signed by Sir John Stanhope, Treasurer of the Chamber, for £120 lately raised in Derbyshire in lieu of the provision of four horses for the Queen's service, 22 March 1599/1600 [cf. folio 353]. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Address by seventh Earl.
Folio 365
John Manners and Sir Humphrey Ferrers to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no place, 23 April 1600. The hundred men raised in Derbyshire by the Privy Council's instructions of 14 January [cf. folios 356, 358] have been delivered to their conductor, Captain Walter Browne. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 367
The precept by Walter Bagot, Sheriff of Staffordshire, and Sir Edward Littleton, Commissioners for the Musters in Staffordshire, to James Hall and John Bullock, headboroughs of Sheen, no place, 18 February 1599/1600, requiring them to muster two able men. 1p. Copy.
Folio 368
James Hall and John Bullock to Walter Bagot and Sir Edward Littleton, no place [Sheen], no date [April 1600], asking to be excused from the precept [cf. folio 367], as the Earl of Shrewsbury is high steward of the manor and they have customarily taken their orders from him and his ancestors. 1p. Copy. Address, giving date, by seventh Earl.
Folio 369
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, from Greenwich, 30 June 1608, requiring general musters 'because peace is best contynued when there is ready and sufficient provision for warr'. 3pp. Damaged Ms. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address 'last of July'.
Folio 371
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John Manners, Sir Humphrey Ferrers and Thomas Gresley, from Greenwich, 27 June 1600, giving instructions for the raising of fifty men required for the Irish service from Derbyshire. 2pp. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 373
A note of the horses defective in the musters of Derbyshire, 1605. 2pp. Clerk's hand. Address.
Folio 375
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the bailiffs of Derbyshire, from Sheffield, 21 September 1602, requiring them to summon the gentry of the county to a muster of the horse at Wingerworth Common, 7 October. 1p. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 376
The names of gentlemen to be charged with the provision of horse in Derbyshire and the rates of the charges, 1602. 2pp. Clerk's hand, annotated by the seventh Earl.
Folio 378
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Council, from Worksop, 10 October 1602, certifying the musters in Derbyshire. There are ready forty lances, twenty light horse and ten petronells, all well furnished. 1p. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 380
Rough notes of the musters in Derbyshire, 1605. 3pp. Address.
Folio 382
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Derbyshire, from Whitehall, 30 June 1605, requiring him, in the King's name, to view the armour and men ready for service twice yearly. A post-script states that Edmund Nicholson is ready to supply arms and other provisions to make good deficiencies. A slip attached queries whether the Privy Council means to include private armour as well as the trained bands. 1p. and a slip. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address records receipt by a messenger of the Chamber, 6 July 1605.
Folio 384
The Lords of the Council to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor, from Greenwich, 23 June 1605, complaining that among the collectors of the loan for the King's urgent needs 'none are founde more backward then those of the County of Warwicke'. They are despatching three or four messengers of the Chamber to try to secure the monies outstanding and ask him to take measures for the collection of the money. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 386
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir John Manners, Sir Francis Leake and Sir John Harpur, no place, 21 October 1607, directing them to raise and furnish fifty men from Derbyshire for the Irish service. 1p. Holograph copy. Endorsed.
Folio 387
Sir John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Haddon, 27 October 1607, detailing the provision made to execute the orders in folio 386. 1p. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 389
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 2 November 1607, detailing the measures taken to execute the orders in folio 386 and asking the Earl to write to the Earl of Salisbury on behalf of his son-in-law [Patrick Lowe], in dispute with Sir John Stanhope and 'his instrument', Lawrence Wright, over a wardship. A post-script adds that he is sending a draft of a suitable letter to Salisbury 'by this bearer'. 1p. Seal. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address refers to young 'Lowe of Alderwuslae [Alderwasley]. [Cf. Lambeth Ms. 694, folio 43].
Folio 391
Sir John Savage, Mayor of Chester, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Chester, 21 November 1607, explaining that he has had to detain the bearer, Captain Wyld, who brought the fifty men raised in Derbyshire for the Irish service in commendable order, because other companies were so mutinous he was forced to set up a gibbet at the high cross. The conductor expected did not appear and the Privy Council asked Savage to send the men, totalling 400, on to Ireland under their captains but a substitute was arranged for Wyld as he has other business to perform for the Earl. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address.
Folio 393
Francis Fitzherbert, Sheriff of Derbyshire, to Robert Ball, no place, 12 July 1603, directing him to summon certain persons to receive the honour of knighthood, 'upon the payne and perill that maye fall thereof' - George Curzon of Croxall, Walter Horton of Catton, Gilbert Thacker of Repton, Robert Bainbridge of Calke and Henry Lee of Egginton. 1p. Copy.
Folio 394
Sir John Harpur to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Swarkeston, 12 July 1608. He has conferred with Mr. [Henry] Cavendish at the Glossop assizes and knows of no other armour at Tutbury which belonged to the late Lord Paget than that certified on the enclosed sheet [cf. MS.3203 folios 523, 525]. He will report on the assizes when the Earl comes in a week's time to Welbeck. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 395
A survey of timber in the manor of Mapperley, Crown land, taken 12 November 1608 by Sir John Bentley and John Whithall, nominated by the Earl of Shrewsbury. 2pp. Clerk's hand, signed. Superscribed by seventh Earl: 'This is the Copie'.
Folio 396
Sir John Bentley and John Whithall to the Privy Council, no place, no date [January 1608/09], sending an additional survey of timber in Derbyshire on Crown land and advising what may be sold without prejudice to the King. 3pp. Copy, subscribed by seventh Earl as certified upon the Council's directions of 10 January 1608/09.
Folio 398
A note of the expenses of Sir John Bentley and John Whithall in marking and valuing the timber in Mapperley, no date [1608, cf. folio 395]. 1p. Copy, annotated by the seventh Earl. Endorsed.
Folio 401
Sir John Bentley, John Whithall and William Deane to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Justice in Eyre north of the Trent, no date [November 1608]. A survey of timber on Crown land in Derbyshire. 5pp. Copy, superscribed by the seventh Earl: 'This is the Copie, retorned in November 1608'.
Folio 404
A note of the expenses incurred in connection with folio 401. 2pp. Copy, annotated by the seventh Earl.
Folio 405
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Privy Councillor and Knight of the Garter, from Swarkeston, 4 December 1608, sending the bearer, Gilbert Ward, with news of his actions in regard to the Crown forests, the assizes and other matters of county business. 1p. Clerk's hand, signed. Endorsed. Address in seventh Earl's hand.
Folio 407
A breviate of the survey of Crown woods in Rutland by Richard Halford, Edward Harris and Roger Wilkinson, no date [1608]. 1p. Copy. Address.
Folio 409
The King to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Westminster, 12 February 5 James I [1607/08], ordering the survey of Crown woods in Rutland [cf. folio 407]. 1p. Latin. Copy, subscribed by the seventh Earl: 'The originall hath the seale of the Exchequer thereunto afixed'.
Folio 410
A note of the expenses incurred by Richard Halford, Edward Harris and Roger Wilkinson in valuing the Crown woods in Rutland, 25 November 1608. 1p. Damaged Ms. Copy, subscribed and initialled by the seventh Earl.
Folio 411
A survey of the timber in the Crown forests in Rutland, taken in June 1608 by Richard Halford, Edward Harris and Roger Wilkinson. 23pp. Copy.
Folio 422
A note of the expenses incurred in connection with folio 411 [cf. folio 410]. 2pp. Damaged Ms. Copy.
Folio 426
Fragments of a subsidy list for Warwickshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, no date [1604]. 12pp. Clerk's hand. Address by seventh Earl: 'This was the last sessment and loane yt was in Q. Elizabethe's tyme, July 1604'.
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