RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
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Extent184 Leaves.
TitleShrewsbury Papers
Date1549-1584
DescriptionFolio 1
Survey of Elland Park, [co. York], and the timber growing there, 14 October 1560. 1p.
Folio 2
Notes made 22 September 1560 of the expenses of the funeral of Francis, Earl of Shrewsbury, totalling £1386 15 6. Also an estimate of money, jewels, wool, lead, horses and lands totalling £3000 available to meet these expenses. 3pp. Endorsed.
Folio 5
John Townely, esquire, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, no date, recommending the bearer, his nephew John Walton, to the Earl's service. Walton was also nephew to a former servant of the Earl, Nycolas Nowell, the writer's half brother, and had travelled, knew Latin and law French, but was not 'exquesite' in arithmetic and numbering. 1p. Endorsed. Torn.
Folio 7
George Gale [Under Treasurer of the Mint at York in 1547 (Acts of the Privy Council, 1547-1550, 79), and Treasurer before 1552 (ib., 1550-1552, 445).] to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from York, 17 July [1549-53], acknowledging two letters from the Earl from Sheffield concerning money received from collectors of the second payment of the relief for the King's use. 1p. Address: Lord President of the Council of the North.
Folio 9
John Halle to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Grays Inn, 10 April 1563, relating to the payment of the Earl's debts, money due from the Duke of Norfolk, various law suits - Markham, Sacheverell, Ferefax - payments to the Exchequer. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 11
The Archbishop of York to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 12 March 1579/80, sending news by his Chancellor [William Palmer]. ¼p. Address: Privy Councillor. Broken seal.
Folio 13
Sir Thomas Gargrave to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 20 December 1561, relating to the enrollment of an indenture with Edward Saville [Sayvell], and a dispute about the latter's coal pits. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 15
The Earl of Arundel to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Arundel Place, 12 November 1561, thanking him for letters. Complimentary postscript from Lord Lumley. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 17
Edward Osborne to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 1 September 1563, relating to the payment of an overdue debt to the Earl by Hurst, a clothier of Halifax. ½p. Endorsed.
Folio 19
The Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Court, 15 May 1569, on behalf of his friend Bower, one of the Queen's serjeants-at-arms, who wished to have the wardship of 'young Swifte,' but found that Knyfton, a servant of the Earl, was also applying for it. If.Knyfton will give it up, he promises help in obtaining another wardship. [Probably Robert Swifte, son of William Swift of Rotherham, whose will, dated 20 Aug. 1568 was proved 15 July 1569. [Surtees Society, cxxi, 51-5]. A John Knyveton was serving the Earl of Shrewsbury in 1571. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 154 (305)].] 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 21
The Earl of Arundel to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Arundel House, 31 December 1561, complimentary. Postscript from Lord Lumley. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 23
[The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Earl of Cumberland], from Sheffield, 21 November 1561, offering his services towards ending the difference between Lord Wharton, who had recently married the writer's sister [Anne], widow of Lord Braye, and the Earl of Cumberland and Lord Dacre [of Gilsland], uncle of Shrewsbury. He sends his servant and secretary John Loring to hasten the matter. 2pp. Draft. Endorsed.
Folio 25
Sir George Bowes to [Francis, 5th] Earl of Shrewsbury, from Berwick, 17 May 1568 [i.e. 1558], seeking his aid in negotiations for his marriage settlement with Jane, daughter of Lady Talbot, widow [of Sir John Talbot of Albrighton, Shropshire]. 2pp. Broken seal. Address: Privy Councillor.
Folio 27
Sir Thomas Gargrave to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 5 October 1567, relating to negotiations with Robert Savyle [Illegitimate son of Sir Henry Savile. Calendar of State Papers Domestic, 1547-1580, 129, 207.] and other legal business. 1p. Address: Lord Lieutenant of counties of York, Nottingham and Derby.
Folio 29
The Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hampton Court, 22 October [1576], describing events in the Low Countries. Ghent is probably taken. The Spaniards, of whom there are three or four thousand with some Germans and Italians, are at Antwerp and Bruges, but few other large towns are for them. The States declare that their object is to assert their ancient liberties. The Queen is sending Dr. Thomas Wilson to mediate and persuade them to return to their allegiance to Spain with security for their liberties. She will also send someone to Spain. Rumours of French aid for the States. The resumption of trade with Portugal. 3pp. Address: Earl Marshal and Privy Councillor.
Folio 31
Sir William Cecil, later Lord Burghley, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Westminster, 12 January 1564/5, relating to the mortgage and forfeiture to certain London aldermen of some lands of the late Earl of Rutland, who had directed in his will what lands should be sold. Cecil has persuaded the Queen to pay £1800 on certain conditions to avoid the sale, and he encloses a deed for the Earl's signature. 1p. Address: Justice of the Forests beyond Trent.
Folio 33
The Earl of Warwick to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Newhaven, 4 May 1563, thanking him for a gift. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 35
Sir Thomas Gargrave to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Kinsley, [co. York], 2 July 1564, relating to affairs of the Savile family, and to a lawsuit against Gascoyn. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 37
Raphe Barboure and Anthony Barley to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Cold Harbour, [London], 16 February 1564/5, about wine imported by him at 'your owne adventure and in your owne shippe,' and its liability for payment of the new impost. Twelve to fifteen tuns were to be shipped to [Kingston-upon-] Hull, for the Earl's use. An account of the Earl's 'stock,' and plans for future voyages to the east. 3pp. Endorsed.
Folio 39
Thomas Ellis to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Doncaster, [co. York], 15 December 1561, asking for payment for white wine and claret supplied to the late Earl. Also for fish, glass from Tunbridge [Turnebrige], sugar, 'proynes,' pepper and ginger, worth £12 10 4, supplied to the present Earl. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 41
Jo[hn] Swifte to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 16 December 1565, containing an explanation of the proceedings of a Commission for the Trial of Spoils of Woods issued by the Exchequer. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 43
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwine, at Shrewsbury House, London, from Chatsworth, [co. Derby], 15 June 1579, relating to [George] Rolleston and [the keepership of Alton Park, co. Staff.]. 1p. Seal.
Folio 45
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwine, at Shrewsbury House, London, no date, concerning the payment of first-fruits by [ ] Joyce. ½p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 47
John Knyveton to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Cold Harbour, [London], 6 July 1574, stating that he has delivered to Heyley processes for the arrest of persons in cos. Salop and Leic. Will send the fringes asked for. All kinds of 'tufted mockadoes' have increased ten pence a yard owing to the proclamations about apparel. Some of the Queen's ships ordered to be recommissioned on the departure of the Earl of Oxford without permission. Warrant for the Queen of Scots' diet. 1p. Address: My Lord.
Folio 49
The Bishop of Carlisle to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Sheffield Castle, from Darthford [?Dartford, co. Kent], 15 February 1577/8, protesting his friendship for the Earl, and seeking his aid for a friend and kinsman who had obtained a lease of Friers Park near Tuxford, [co. Nott.], but found that it was already held by a lease from the Earl. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 51
The Earl of Arundel and Lord Clinton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hampton Court, 3 May 1570, requesting him to include Edward Basset [of Fledborough], co. Nott., a servant of the Earl of Arundel, in any returns made to the Privy Council of those unable to pay sums required by a loan under the Privy Seal. ½p. Address: Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
Folio 53
Gilbert and [Mary] Talbot to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], 6 March 157[8/9], about negotiations for a lease of the customs of lead with the Earl of Leicester, who 'hathe ben excedyngly trobled of late,' and is to-day dining with Semier. [Jean Simier, agent of the Duc d'Anjou.] The opposition of the Lord Treasurer. The obtaining of the judges' opinion on [Edward] 'Burnell's matter.' [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 39 (241)]. Rumours that the Lord Chamberlain and Sir Walter Myldmay are anxious not to be made Lord Keeper, and that the Queen wishes to delay the appointment as long as possible. Case between the Earl of Rutland and Thomas Markham. The purchase of gold buttons and lace and a cloak of white fox fur after the fashion learnt from the Lord Casimir. [John Casimir.] 3pp. Seal. Endorsed. Tears at date and signature.
Folio 55
William Talbot to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Shifnal, [co. Salop.], 11 January 1565/6, concerning the renewal of his lease of the demesne of Shifnal manor, the herbage and new mill in Shifnal Park and the bailiwick. He offers £250 as a fine for a lease for 3 lives or 31 years. A postscript announces the death of the Earl's servant at Stonton. 1p. Address: My Lord.
Folio 57
Book of the musters of all the townships in the wapentakes of Barkston Ash, Skyrache, Osgoodcrosse, Strafforth, Tickhill and Staincross, [co. York], made by Lord Darcy and Sir Robert Stapleton, kt., Commissioners appointed by the Earl of Huntingdon, President of the Council of the North, 6-13 May [1573], 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 59
John Genkyns to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from York, 7 April 1572, apparently relating to disturbances among the tenants of Ecclesall, [co. York], in consequence of distresses served as a result of the non-payment by [Nicholas] Stirley of rent due to the Crown. 1p. Address: Privy Councillor.
Folio 61
Thomas Wombwell to John Mountnay [Buried 14 January 1572/3. Surtees Soc. cxxi, 70.] at Creswick [in Ecclesfield, co. York], no date, about a quarrel. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 63
Valuation of stock, pasture and servant's wages at Langford, [co. Nott.], 7 August 1578, with notes in the hand of the Earl of Shrewsbury. 1½pp. Endorsed.
Folio 65
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, [London], from Sheffield, 26 January 1576/7, sending him four silver dishes [desches], weighing 95 ounces, and ordering him to procure a 'george' with three little chains to wear with black lace. ½p. Endorsed.
Folio 67
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Mrs Perpoynt, [Frances Cavendish, the Earl's step-daughter, wife of Sir Henry Pierrepont.] from Sheffield, 22 October 1579, about leases of land and financial affairs of her husband, about which he had written to her brother William Cavendish. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 69
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, [London], from Sheffield, 18 July 1577, saying that he had written again to Lord Darcy, and was arranging for his lodging to be ready for him. ½p. Endorsed.
Folio 71
Edward Osborne to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 1 November 1571, about money provided for Gilbert Talbot and [Henry] Cavendish for their expenses in Venice, and that further arrangements are needed if they are to stay in Paris 'for they cannot lyve so good chepe in France as they lyved in Italye.' Refers to £450 paid to [John] Knyfton. 1p. Seal broken. Endorsed.
Folio 73
Robert Birks, mayor, and Nicholas Skargell, alderman, of Doncaster, [co. York], to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Doncaster, 27 December 1573, recommending the presentation of Myrsyn, vicar of Wadworth, [co. York], to the vicarage of Harworth, [co. Nott.]. ¾p. Address: Earl Marshal and Privy Councillor.
Folio 75
Martin Birkhead to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Wakefield, [co. York], 2 October 1575, informing the Earl that owing to serious illness he is unable to undertake business. ½p. Address: Privy Councillor and Earl Marshal.
Folio 77
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, from Sheffield, 8 January 1579/80, informing him of the despatch of 24 pasties to be distributed to the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls and others. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 79
William Humfrey to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 14 December 1578, stating that his business had prevented him from waiting on the Earl and paying money due to him. He has undertaken the petition of a company, to be presented to the Queen by the Lord Treasurer, for the monopoly of smelting lead by a new process, and was also occupied with a mine in Wales, both matters being to the Earl's advantage. 1p. Address: Earl Marshal and Privy Councillor.
Folio 81
Notes in the hand of the Earl of Shrewsbury, of estimates made on 22 October 1578, of the amounts of [lead] ore obtained. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 83
Anthony Barly to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from London, 23 June 1570, informing him of the return of one of his ships to Gravesend, and referring to its unsuitability, save as a man-of-war, owing to the large crew needed, the small storage space and above all its great draught. Gilbert Talbot has gone to Spires and will join Henry Cavendish at Hamburg. Two hundred calivers and burgonets bought at Hamburg for the Earl, and will be shipped to Hull by a merchant at York. The difficulty of getting velvet and selling lead. The war between the Venetians and Turks is a great hindrance to trade. He is arranging freight of 14 tuns of wine. 3pp. Address: My lord.
Folio 85
Notes about the delivery of ore with information of the produce of different mines. 1p.
Folio 86
James Weshyngton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Adwick, [co. York], 14 June 1579, announcing the death of John Weshington, a servant of the Earl, and asking whether George Haule, next of kin by marriage, may take administration of the estate. 1p. Seal broken. Endorsed.
Folio 88
Antony Walthall to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 8 October 1579, concerning the Earl's purchase of 40 fodder of lead at £9 the fodder - 'a hard bargayne' - for delivery at Bawtry, [co. York], and a future contract for delivery for a whole year at the rate of 100 fodder a quarter. 1¼pp. Endorsed.
Folio 90
[The Earl of Shrewsbury to Lord Burghley, 2 August 1572], describing a visit by a secretary to the French Ambassador, with permission from the Queen, to the Queen of Scots. The conversation was short, of little moment and all in the hearing of the Earl. She has sent letters to the Queen and the Ambassador, which the Earl has opened before sending, and she desires an interview with Queen Elizabeth. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, i, 535-7.] 1¼pp. Draft. Endorsed.
Folio 92
Harry Dygby, the elder, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Ravenstone, [co. Derby], 15 September 1578, about the records of the Earl's court as Justice of the Forests beyond Trent, and the writer's allowance. 1½pp. Address: Earl Marshal and Privy Councillor.
Folio 94
Draft agreement between the Earl of Shrewsbury, and John Leake of Newark-upon-Trent, [co. Nott.], Jermaine Ireton and Francis, wife of Ireton and sister of Leake, concerning the tithe of lead ore in co. Derby demised by Sir Francis Leake to John and Francis and assigned by them to the Earl, 23 May 1584. 3½pp.
Folio 96
John Hunlocke to his friend and fellow William Decenson, [bailiff] at Sheffield, from Shifnal manor, [co. Salop.], 27 March 1574, informing him that certain tenants are coming to Sheffield to know the Earl's pleasure about the ground at Corsam [?Corpham]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 98
John Manners [Presumably the second son of Thomas, 1st Earl of Rutland. For what appears to be a draft of this letter see Historical Manuscripts Commission. Twelfth Report, Appendix iv, Rutland i, 116.] to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Sheffield, from Haddon, [co. Derby], 5 January 1578/9, asking for help so that he would not be disturbed by the commission of [William] Humfrey in using his footblast for making lead, as he hopes to fulfil an advantageous contract. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 100
G. Winton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Haddington, [co. Linc.], 12 January [1582/3?], stating that certain men of John Vernon and [ ] Bucke served a sub poena on him to appear in Chancery in Hilary Term in order to force him to reveal on oath what had passed between him and the Earl as to Hazlebadge, [co. Derby]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folios 102-5
Papers concerning George Rolleston, keeper of Alton Park, [co. Staff.], to which office he had been appointed by George, Earl of Shrewsbury, at the Queen's request.
(i) Draft of a letter from the Earl of Shrewsbury to [Sir Francis Knollys], 4 April 1578. 1p. Endorsed. (f.102).
(ii) Copies of two undated letters from George Rolleston to the Earl of Shrewsbury on the same subject. 1p. (f.104).
(iii) Sir Francis Knollys to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Westminster, 22 March 1578/9, on the same subject. 1p. Seal. Address: Earl Marshal and Privy Councillor. (f.105).
Folio 107
[George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, to Thomas] Baldwin, no date, on business matters. 1p. Torn.
Folio 109
The Countess of Bedford to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Russell Place, [London], 8 May 1570, seeking his help to recall a Privy Seal loan of 100 marks demanded from Lady Constable [of Kinoulton], co. Nott., whose daughter had married a kinsman of the Countess. ½p. Endorsed.
Folio 111
William Jones, 'the fynnysher,' to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 9 May 1579, describing alterations which he was carrying out for the Earl at Shrewsbury House at Cold Harbour, [Dowgate Ward], including the great chamber, and asking for payment. The Earls of Derby and Surrey have visited the house to admire it. The Queen was on the river two or three nights together, and stopped opposite the house, her musicians playing. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 165 (929).] 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 113
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, [London], from Sheffield, 4 June 1579, on matters of business. 3pp. Endorsed.
Folio 115
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, [London], from Sheffield, 3 April 1578, ordering him to buy two iron sakers, 40 shot, 100 of good powder, 6 calivers and their furniture to be sent to Kingston-upon-Hull, [co. York], for his barque The Talbot, ready for sailing on 1 May. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 117
Henry Leek to Thomas Baldwin, from Black Friars, [London], 24 March 157[illegible], about sales of lead. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 119
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, 23 April 1578, relating to the payment of rent, the affairs of his eldest son Francis, letters to the Attorney and Solicitor Generals, with other matters. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 121
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, 20 May 1579, stating that he had sent Robert Both, the bearer of the letter, to his son Gilbert in connection with the speeches uttered to him about '200 good fellows' assisting the Glossop men against the Earl. Mentions the possibility of being called before the Council, and his last letter to the Council. [Acts of the Privy Council, 1578-80, 145.] Sends orders for sable and directions apparently to the 'fenyshere' of his house. [William Jones.] 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Torn.
Folio 123
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, 31 January 1579/80, about his representations to the Queen's Secretaries at the cutting down of his allowance [for the Queen of Scots' diet], when it already met only half the cost of the household; more about his 'mutinous' tenants at Glossop; his disputed title to the manor of Hordley, co. Salop.; the doings of Henry Talbot concerning Longson. [Perhaps Longstone, co. Derby.] 2pp. Broken seal. Endorsed.
Folio 125
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, 20 May 1579, stating that he had written to [Sir Francis] Walsingham about money due for the diet of the Queen of Scots. Matters about the Peak forest. ½p. Endorsed.
Folio 127
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, from Sheffield, 25 May 1579, concerning the Queen of Scots' diet and the help given by Mr [Thomas] Wilson. [Secretary of State.] Asks for herbal medicine for his gout. 1p. Broken seal. Endorsed. Torn.
Folio 129
Edmund Dernelly to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 17 June 1574, concerning the valuation of 3 bags of [ ] by Crowke of Winchester, a rich clothier, and its subsequent sale for dyeing purposes; also the transport of lead, and the writer's journey to France. A postscript states that he has sent 50 oranges and 40 lemons to the Earl and Countess. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 131
John Knyveton to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Cold Harbour, [London], 15 June 1570, concerning a Privy Seal for £600 to be paid to the Earl, though the Secretary moved the Queen for a greater sum. Mentions his difficulty in obtaining a warrant from the Lord Treasurer and Sir Walter Mildmay for its payment, the latter claiming part was due to the Crown for a debt from his office of the Butlerage. News from France that the Admiral [Gaspard de Coligni] spoils towns in Provence and Languedoc. Capture of a castle of the Duke of Shoteleroye [Chatellerault] in Scotland. Adverse effect of the papal bull excommunicating the Queen on the satisfactory conclusion of her negotiations with the Queen of Scots. The consultation of the Earl of Southampton and the Bishop of Ross, resulting in the detention of the former. Sir Thomas Cornewelles is not yet committed to the Tower but is in the keeping of a schoolmaster at Westminster. 2pp. Address: my Lord.
Folio 133
John Parker to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Tutbury, [co. Staff.], 11 June 1570, about the felling of trees and disposal of timber. 1p. Address: my Lorde.
Folio 135
Richard Torre to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Worksop Lodge, [co. Nott.], 24 July 1579, concerning the urgent need for provisions, the difficulties of unloading the Earl's ship at Kingston-upon-Hull, [co. York]. The projected lading of the ship with 14 little barrels of red lead and leather for France. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 167 (1001)] 1p. Seal. Address: my L[ord]. Torn.
Folio 137
William Dickenson and G. Skargell to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Stanton, [co. Derby], 15 March 1575/6, about the Earl's tenant at Brassington, [co. Derby]. 1p. Two seals. Address: My lord.
Folio 139
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 13 November 1579, about business matters, debts, a bill of Lord Monteagle. Has gout in his hand. Correspondence with 'the good bishopp.' 3pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 141
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, from Sheffield, 25 July 1578, giving various commissions, including a winter cloak, and asking him to see the Earl of Leicester, if the latter comes within 30 miles of London. A postscript about the purchase of lead by the bearer, Mr. Moyster [?]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 143
Lord Monteagle to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 9 January 1578/9, concerning 'Brearly's causes' and various recognizances to be taken. Sir Thomas Gargrave mentioned as a Master in Chancery. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 145
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, from Sheffield, 23 February 1576/7, mentioning a packet sent to Francis Talbot [his eldest son], containing the supplications of certain rebels, which were to be given to Thomas Knyfton, and a packet of papers for his brother Roger [Manners]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 147
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury Place, London, from Sheffield, 2 November 1578, enclosing a letter [missing] from one Clerke about a debt, and mentioning a parsonage for sale. ½p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 149
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Cold Harbour, London, from Sheffield, 5 May [torn], recommending the bearer Mr. Dannett, Secretary [Thomas] Wilson's man. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 151
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury Place, London, from Sheffield, 15 January 1579/80, concerning the repayment of a loan to Lord Monteagle to be raised if possible from London merchants; permission for him to stay at Cold Harbour; the Queen of Scots' diet. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 153
William Sutton to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury Place, [London], 17 April 1578, written from prison on Baldwin's advice to obtain help from the Earl of Shrewsbury in his suit for some office under the Crown which would enable him to pay his debts and collect sums of money owing to him. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 155
Sir William Reyner to [George, 6th] Earl of Shrewsbury, from Kinoulton, [co. Nott.], 2 June no year, announcing the arrival of Henry Talbot and the solemnisation of the marriage 'most joyfull to me.' [Henry Talbot married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Reyner of Overton Longville, Huntingdonshire. [Joseph Hunter, Hallamshire, 1819, 44]. Sir Henry Chaworth only of his neighbours was with him. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 157
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, 14 November 1578, with commissions for goods to be purchased in London and sent to him. 1p. Broken seal. Endorsed.
Folio 159
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, from Sheffield, 1 May 1578 about the lease of Sheffield parsonage. Mentions Mr. Winsore and Mr. Stubbs. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 161
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, from Sheffield, 21 November 1578, mentioning his wife's coming, accounts, purchases of land from Mr. Stubbs, Sir Robert Constable, 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 163
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, from Sheffield, 11 June 1579, about money matters, including £300 for his wife's charges at Court, and commissions for harness. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 165
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, from Sheffield, 13 December 1578, about land at Sheffield called the 'Spyttell,' held by his ancestors for 200 years, and mentioning money received for the Queen of Scots' diet. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 167
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, 5 January 1577/8, about a gift of plate to his son-in-law Henry Cavendish, and his daughter [Grace]; a hind taken at Wingfield, [co. Derby], which he is sending to London to be given to his friends and to Dr. Mastry, who had sent him a letter by Gilbert Talbot; an impost promised by the Lord Treasurer's secretary; his buff saddle. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 169
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, [London], from Sheffield, 26 May 1578, ordering him to pay out of the forthcoming money for the Queen of Scots' diet, £200 to Mr. Wybole [?], as part of money due at next Hallowtide. ½p. Endorsed.
Folio 171
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, 18 July 1578, containing a list of things to be bought - pitch, tar and anything that Baldwin can buy 'good chepe.' Also for his own use at Sheffield Castle a great copper pan, feathers for beds, two pairs of silver flagons to replace gilt ones given him by his wife. Wishes Butler to come down at the beginning of next month having first seen the Earl of Leicester on his return to Court. Declines to buy more land. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 173
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, from Sheffield, 15 February 1578/9, about Baldwin's going surety for Lord Monteagle; his journey to Oxford on the way to Sheffield in connection with Monteagle's business; Stubbs' business; reversionary leases in the High Peak, one a lease held by Sir Thomas Fitzherbert [?], the papist; purchases for the household. ½pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 175
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, from Sheffield, 18 November 1578, about various letters and money matters. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 177
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 18 November 1578, about the payment for his purchase [of land] from Mr. Stubbs, the doings of Wynsore and the Earl's man Stockliffe [?]. Gives commissions for best black damask for a gown for the Countess, cloth for liveries, and mentions a list of goods to be bought should the Earl of Leicester come for certain. Reports the death of his porter and asks Baldwin to send him two or three of his fellows. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 179
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, at Shrewsbury House, London, from Sheffield, 19 May 1577, ordering him to send enough black velvet to make a saddle and harness for his daughter. A second letter to the same about purchases of parchment and money matters. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 181
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, 28 December 1578, on the provision of money for the Countess, who needed £100 for the Queen's gift. Other financial matters. Also a note by the Countess of Shrewsbury, asking for the money to be given with all speed to William Cavendish, 1p. Broken seal. Endorsed.
Folio 183
Nicholas Clark to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], 13 March 1573/4, about the sealing of a lease to Thomas Bacone. 1p. Address: my lorde.
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