RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
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Alt Ref NoMS 702
Extent180 Leaves.
TitleShrewsbury Papers
Date1567-1611
DescriptionFolio 1
List of leases of tithe corn in Glossop Dale, [co. Derby], granted for three lives by the Earl of Shrewsbury, 12 March 1566/7, compiled from the counterparts for his son the seventh Earl. The leases themselves were brought in by William Snydell of Doncaster, November 1600. 4pp. Endorsed. Torn.
Folio 3
Edward Morehouse to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Glossop, [co. Derby], 9 November 1600, describing the disturbances following the death overseas of Edmund Wagstaffe, tenant at Glossop. The men sent to take possession in the Earl's name were forcibly ejected by Wagstaffe's widow Katherin, James Chalworthe and Charles Bramall accompanied by 18 women, and when Morehouse went there on 8 April last he was met by 100 women. Lists given of various persons concerned. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 5
Robert Kydman to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 16 February 1600/1, informing him that [Fulke] Grevill had sent word by Thomas Cooke that the arraignment of 'this great person' [Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex. The Earl of Shrewsbury was present at the trial on 19 February.] would be on 18 February, and specially begging the Earl to come to London in time 'for yt there hath bene many villanous Rumours...the execution, I heare, is also appoynted to be on Thursday next.' 1p. Seal. Endorsed with list of goods, mainly clothes, to be sent by Mr. Wingfield.
Folio 7
John Whithall to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], 7 February 1600/1, stating that as Thomas Jessoppe had undertaken to hold Mr. [William] Bassett's courts, he could not become the Earl's bailiff. Suggests Mellor for the place, and asks the Earl to write to [Edward] Cokayne, sheriff [of co. Derby], to send Whithall the counterpart of a lease of tithe corn in Wirksworth, [co. Derby], granted to one Harrisson. 1p. Seal. Address: my Lo[rd].
Folio 9
John Swinnarton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 17 February 1601/2, asking for payment of a debt five years old, as otherwise he must apply to the Lord Treasurer, 1p. Seal. Address: Privy Councillor.
Folio 11
John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hemington, 1 April 1601, informing him of negotiations with the Bailiffs of Derby and their 'brethren and Company' about the Earl's order for the appointment of [ ] Jackson, which they claimed interfered with the liberties and customs of the town. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 13
Richard Clayton, [Master of St. John's College, Cambridge], to [Thomas] Cooke, Secretary to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Bedford House, in the Strand, from St. John's College, 1 November 1602, informing him that [Francis] Rowlison states that he is to succeed Cooke at the next election of Fellows. The writer and seniors of the college support [Robert] Allote, and privately seek Cooke's help. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 15
John Hacker to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Bridgford, [co. Nott.], 10 June 1602, describing negotiations started at the request of the Lord Keeper to end a law suit about the parsonage of Weston, co. Nott., between [ ] Rawlinson, the Earl's chaplain, and John Kinge, chaplain to the Lord Keeper and rector of St. Andrews, [Holborn], whom the Lord Keeper had presented to Weston. 1p. Seal. Address: Privy Councillor.
Folio 17
John Hercy to the Countess of Shrewsbury, at Sheffield, 16 October 1607, about the payment of money due to Sir Roger Ashton for the demesne of Wirksworth, [co. Derby], and to Sir Walter Cope for chantries at Chesterfield. He recommends other properties for purchase. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 19
General acquittance by William Johnson of St. Clement Danes, co. Midd., tailor, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, for various debts, 11 November 1603. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 21
The Countess of Shrewsbury, with two lines by the Earl, to Thomas Cooke at Broad Street, [London], from Newstead, [co. Nott.], 5 February 1603/4, announcing their departure next day for Sheffield via Welbeck, and mentioning the Earl hunting at Kirkby. ½p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 23
Richard Cockes to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 22 March 1603/4, about property at Whitchurch, [co. Salop.], the fishery in the Wye at Goodrich, [co. Heref.], and the writer's law suit with his brother Philip before the Lord President [of the Council of Wales] about an annuity. His brother desires 'the dismembringe and utter defacinge of thauctoritie of your honour's hundered Court of Erchinfield.' 2pp. Two seals. Endorsed.
Folio 25
Edward Wyllson to [the Countess of Shrewsbury], 20 March 1603/4, about estate business at Padley and Hathersage, [co. Derby]. 1p. Seal. Address: my Lady.
Folio 27
Findings of an inquest of 24 men concerning the sinking of grooves [lead shafts] at Ashton, [?co. Derby], delivered to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Swarkeston, [co. Derby], 26 August 1603. Also a letter from the Earl, 7 September 1603, ordering a further inquiry whether Heugh Ashmore's grooves infringed his rights. 1p. Copies. Endorsed.
Folio 29
William Vessye to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Goodrich Castle, [co. Heref.], 12 March 1603/4, stating that he had collected what money he could from Shifnal, [co. Salop.], and Goodrich, but owing to the plague at Bristol, where 30 or 40 a week died, business was at a standstill. Complains that the Earl's weir on the Wye stops the iron works, and states the history of the weir. Also complains of the Earl's bailiffs there and the cutting down of woods. Affairs at Sheffield. 3pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 31
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir John Harpur and Sir John Willoughby, kts., from Sheffield Lodge, 20 September 1603, referring to them a dispute between different parties in the corporation of Derby. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 109 (122).] 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 33
P. Sanford to Richard Gwynne, 15 July 1604, inquiring whether specified lands in Anglesey were manors. Gwynne's reply with the information required. 1p. Copies. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 35
Sir Edward Coke, [Attorney General], to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 15 July 1604, informing him that he could not pass lands that were parcels of manors without a special warrant, for where there were demesnes with services attached it was still an entire manor, even though previous dismemberment had taken place. 1p. Address: Privy Councillor, and Endorsed. Shotthall posterne peake forest wynlands etc.
Folio 37
Homfrey Nurthall to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Shifnal Park, [co. Salop.], 31 March 1604, giving an account of the state of the game in the Earl's park. 1p. Seal. Address: Privy Councillor, K.G.
Folio 39
Roger Mynors, John Donell, Edmond Browne, George Srylly and two others, officials and tenants of the lordships of Wormelow or Irchingfield, co. Heref., to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 27 March 1604, complaining that Phillippe Cockes challenges the custom of the franchise that fines levied there are of equal force with those levied at common law. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 109 (133).] 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 41
William Vessye to [the Earl of Shrewsbury, March 1604], describing the corruption of the Earl's officers in co. Heref., and recommending the appointment of William Gardyner as bailiff of Goodrich, and deputy to Richard Cockes, whose absence causes the court of Goodrich to decay. Waste committed by the tenants of Longhope and Huntley, [co. Glou.]. 2pp. Seal. Address: my Lo[rd].
Folio 43
Richard Latham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Broad Street, London, from Shifnal manor, [co. Salop.], 27 March 1604, about the refusal of the bailiff of Whitchurch, [co. Salop.], to pay any rent, and other business. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 45
Richard Morehagh, Mayor, Henry Pierrepont, Recorder, and ten named aldermen to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Nottingham, 7 July 1604, acknowledging the Privy Council letter appointing commissioners to settle disputes in the town, and giving information about the leaders of a factious opposition, Millington, a glover, and Mathewe, a butcher. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 114 (241).] 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 47
Expenses of Thomas Coke for his journey from Sheffield to London, 27 October-21 December 1604. The items include Sir Charles Cavendish's diet, £8 for a scarf for the Queen, 2s. for battledores and shuttlecocks for the Earl, 2s. for apricot grafts. 2pp.
Folio 49
Thomas Kerry, [Clerk of the Privy Council], to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Rufford Abbey, [co. Nott.], from London, 9 March 1604/5, about the discharge of certain persons in cos. Nott. and Derby according to certificates given by the collectors [?of the loan to the King under Privy Seal]. [Calendar of State Papers Domestic 1603-10, 133.] 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 51
Thomas Woodward to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Court, 25 April 1604, enclosing a copy of a letter from Mrs Markham to her son Sir Griffin Markham. The greaves at Mansfield refused to account for their rents, and are supported by Lady Arabella [Stuart]. 1p. Seal. Address: Privy Councillor, and Endorsed. Woodward's to be shewed to my Lady Arbella.
Folio 53
The Countess of Shrewsbury to Henry Butler, 29 January [1609/10], ordering him to raise £1000 to pay to her cousin Cartwright for Eakring, [co. Nott.], to prevent its forfeiture to him. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 55
The Countess of Shrewsbury to Henry Butler, from Whitehall, [London], 4 March no year, on business matters. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 57
Joyce Nitze to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Rorchum, 21 July 1605, asking him to take his son under his protection and to send him to Oxford or Cambridge as a poor commoner. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 59
John Hercy to Henry Butler, at Sheffield, 22 June 1605, mentioning fines which he had sued out for the Earl but not sent to him as he feared the hot weather would spoil the seals. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 59b
[Thomas Cooke] to Sir George Houme, [11 February 1603/4], informing him that the Earl of Shrewsbury agreed to purchase the manor of Hartington for £12,000. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 111 (179).] 1p. Draft. Address: Lord Treasurer of Scotland.
Folio 59d
Thomas Woodward to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Broad Street, [London], or the Court, from Mansfield, 26 December 1606, about claims of common of estover in the woods of Mansfield Woodhouse, [co. Nott.]. He mentions correspondence with [Otho] Nicolson about assarts. 3pp. Endorsed.
Folio 59f
E[lizabeth] Wingfelde to [Mary], Countess of Shrewsbury, 6 March no year, complaining of hard treatment, and asking for money to pay Mr. Stowe. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 60
Receipt of William Gilbard, one of the executors of his brother Dr. William Gylberd of London, deceased, for £20 part of the sum of £40 owed by the Earl of Shrewsbury, 5 October 1606. 1p.
Folio 61
Richard Clayton to [Thomas] Cooke, at Sheffield, from St. John's College, Cambridge, 15 March 1607/8, about the non-election of [?David] Dalbin to a Fellowship. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 125 (502).] A Fellow has been elected according to the dying wish of Mr. [William] Holland, 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 63
Henry Sanderson to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Brancepeth Castle, [co. Durham], 8 September 1608, reporting the succesful collection of benevolence for the Duke [of York] from the tenants at Brancepeth, of which Sir Richard Theaxton was appointed Receiver. Sir Charles Wren and a few others have broken their promise to pay. At Raby, opposition might come from Sir George Freville. Difficulties caused by the departure of [William] Hillyarde and the need to make an example of some who defy royal orders by committing them to prison. 2pp. Seal. Address: Privy Councillor and Chief Justice in Eyre beyond Trent.
Folio 65
Rowland David to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Mansfield Woodhouse, [co. Nott.], 24 September 1607, asking for instructions about the execution of a warrant received from the Earl of Rutland, by Harrison, the late 'bowberer.' Requests gift of venison, 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 67
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 20 March 1607/8, protesting at the threatened censures of the Countess of Shrewsbury if he fails in negotiations with Mr. Cav[endish?]. Recommends William Deane to succeed his brother-in-law John Whithall, Steward of Wirksworth, [co. Derby], and mentions that his brother Edward Deane has been visiting Arabella [Stuart] at Hardwick. Refers to lodgings in London and Derby arranged by the Earl for the funeral [of the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury], 1p. Seal. Address: Privy Councillor.
Folio 69
Receipt of Richard Lanman for supplying velvet curtains, 9 July 1607. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 71
John Hercy to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], 23 February 1607/8, about a suit before the Chancellor [of the Duchy of Lancaster] between Bradshawe and Staynerood concerning the perquisites of the Court of the High Peak. Sir John Bennett [Presumably Dr. John Bennett, Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.] has promised him a copy of the will [of the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury]. The appointment of a commission to view the state of the castle of the High Peak. 2pp. Seal. Address: my Lord.
Folio 73
William Hamond to Henry Butler, from Broad Street, [London], 15 February 1607/8, about certain cash transactions, and some printed paper [?wallpaper] of the larger size, 'neatelie and cleanelie donne without blotts or blurrs,' obtained from the 'House Jacops,' which Butler's workman prefers to a smaller paper from the 'House Wouters.' Some details of prices. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 75
Anthony Dyot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Lichfield, 9 January 1607/8, asking him, as Steward of the Honor of Tutbury, to order a suit about a copyhold in Rolleston manor, [co. Staff.], formerly held by George Clarke and Lawrence Byard, to be heard in the Court Baron of the manor instead of Chancery, as both parties are poor, arbitration by Dyot has failed, and such a course is legal in cases of equity about copyholds. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 77
Anthony Bradshawghe to [Thomas] Coke, at Sheffield Lodge, from Duffield, [co. Derby], 26 December 1607, stating that under the Earl's warrant he and [George] Curzon had held a woodmote court and charged a jury, but he doubted its impartiality and urges the Earl to hold a swainmote, as his father did, in order to obtain reliable information as to trespasses against the woods and soil of the forest and frith of Duffield. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 79
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Mrs [Millicent] Curzon at Kedleston, [co. Derby], from Sheffield Lodge, 2 January 1607/8, stating that he could not send her the money for which she had written until Lady Day, when his rents would be collected. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 124 (477).] ½p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 81
John Hercy to the Countess of Shrewsbury, at Sheffield, 26 December 1607, about the assignment of the vaccary in Edale, [co. Derby], to the Earl of Shrewsbury by the Earl of Salisbury, and mentioning a letter from the latter about 'Mr. Talbott's busynes.' 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 83
Anthony Bradshawghe to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Sheffield Lodge, from Duffield, [co. Derby], 24 December 1607, about the holding of a wood-mote court there according to the Earl's warrant, and enclosing notes taken from the Custom Book. Asks that the king's tenants at Duffield be permitted to buy the 'oilers' to be sold by a commission from the king at 8d. a load, or alternatively that they might be used in the Earl's iron works at Hopping mill.
On the dorse a second letter from the same, stating that his cousin Peter Bradshawe would sell the lease of Cutthorp House to the Earl. Candidates for the bailiwick of the Peak. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 85
List of bucks killed in Marchington and Tutbury Wards of Needwood Forest, [co. Staff.], with details of persons for whom or by whom killed, 1607. 4pp.
Folio 88
Richard Latham to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Shifnal manor, [co. Salop.], 22 March 1608/9, on estate business. 1½pp. Seal. Address: my lorde.
Folio 89
Anthony Bradshawghe to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 25 January 1608/9, reporting Mrs [Millicent] Curzon's desire that the Earl's bond for payment of her son's money should be renewed in her son's name instead of those of George Curzon and Bradshawghe. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 91
John Hacker to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Bridgford, [co. Nott.], 10 January 1608/9, mentioning reforms at the court of Lichfield, now held by John Dyot. Bad and wet roads prevent him from travelling. The letting of Beechby. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 93
John Hercy to Henry Butler at Sheffield, 17 January 1608/9, about the payment of subsidy money, and the balance of £66 13 4 due from George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, for a subsidy levied in 30 Eliz. 1; money due from the Earl to the Crown, and the need for money to carry on legal affairs. 1½pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 95
John Walker to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hartington, [co. Derby], 12 November 1608, stating that the Earl's title to Hartington rectory must be produced in a suit for tithes. ½p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 97
Sir Francis Leek to the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield manor, from Sutton, [co. Derby], 31 January 1608/9, thanking him for news from London, and mentioning his gout, cock fighting with the Earl's and Sir John Savell's cocks, family news. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 99
John Hacker to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Bridgford, [co. Nott.], 5 January 1608/9, about a suit for tithes and a declaration in the Court of Common Pleas by [Elizabeth] Stafford, on which the legal opinion of [William] Fletcher was sought. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 101
Richard Latham to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Shifnal manor, [co. Salop.], 8 December 1608, concerning iron works, and the possibility of letting Moreton's Farm to Sir Henry Flelwall. 1p. Seal. Address: my Lo[rd]. Much torn.
Folio 103
William Hamond to Henry Butler, from Broad Street, [London], 2 December 1608, accounting for various sums of money received. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 105
John Hacker to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Bridgford, [co. Nott.], 30 November 1608, about a law suit over tithes [in Glossop] between Elizabeth Stafford and the Earl of Arundel. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 107
William Hamond to [the Countess of Shrewsbury], from Broad Street, [London], 25 November 1608, about the settlement of a debt to [Roger] Tuerlotte, and other business. 2pp. Seal. Address: my Ladie.
Folio 109
John Hacker to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Bridgford, [co. Nott.], 28 November 1608, about the sealing of leases in co. Salop, the sale of wood at Gedling, [co. Nott.], which had involved the conflicting rights of the Lord Lieutenant of the Forest [Probably Roger Manners, 5th Earl of Rutland.] and the Earl as Justice in Eyre [of the Forests of the North]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 111
William Hamond to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Broad Street, [London], 23 August 1608, about the purchase of a clock for the Earl, and negotiations with Carter, the only bell-founder in London, for a bell which could be heard at a distance of three miles. The purchase of 24 stools with backs and leather seats at 6s. 8d. each, of which 12 only had been made owing to the 'great businesses againste this great faire' of John Nevill, the upholsterer. A discussion of the merits of Spanish and Russian leather; money owing to Welsh, the bill maker; no oranges or lemons to be had. 3pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 113
[The Earl of Shrewsbury] to Phillipp Tyrwhytt and John Harpur, [13 July 1602], urging them to arrange for 'younge Mr. [Gervase] Clyfton,' the Queen's ward, to go to the University, and preferably to St. John's College, Cambridge, 'where by reason of my owne sonne beinge, I shall haue the more, often occasion to heare of him.' 1p. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 115
John Hacker to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Bridgford, [co. Nott.], 15 December 1608, reporting great storm damage to the Earl's windmill at Stoke [Bardolph], and the neighbouring mill at Burton; matters concerning the court at Lichfield and John Dyett's claim to fees; legal opinion about Sir Edward Coke's prohibition. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 117
Sir Richard Thekeston to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Brancepeth, [co. Durham], 8 September 1608, stating that he had received voluntary gifts amounting to £116 from the tenants there to the Duke of York, and that he was going to Raby and Barnard Castle for the same purpose. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 119
Anthony Dyot to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Lichfield, 16 August 1608, asking for an appointment for Sir William Leighton and himself to finish their business, apparently concerning the manor of Hathersage, [co. Derby]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 121
William Hamond to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Broad Street, [London], 16 November 1608, about clothes made by [William] Johnson, which were ready to be sent by carrier. A stable in White Horse Yard, vacated by Sir Thomas Walsingham, and belonging to the widow of Baron Clarke, [Sir Robert Clarke, Baron of the Exchequer.] which it may suit the Earl to lease. Roger Turlotte's debt, for which Hamond is in danger of arrest, but had an arrangement with Bickliffe, the Secondary of the Counter prison, that he should have sufficient warning to escape before the writs could be executed, and other business. 3pp. Address: my Lord.
Folio 123
Sir John Harpur to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Swarkeston, [co. Derby], 10 October 1608, stating that he had rated the fines imposed in the Star Chamber and compounded with six [of the tenants of Glossop]. The bearer, Nicholas Pearman, should receive consideration as his goods were not forfeit. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 125
[ ] Nevile to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Broad Street, [London], 17 January 1608/9, about goshawks obtained for the Earl, and legal business in Chancery against one Whalley, and also concerning Lady Hawkins. 1p. Seal. Address: my Lord.
Folio 127
[ ] Nevile to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Broad Street, [London], 18 December 1608, about muscatel and canary wines to be sent by carrier. Has delivered letters to Sir Michael Hooby and Sir John Harington. Violent winds prevent the sending of a goshawk. 1p. Seal. Address: my Lord.
Folio 129
John Hercy to the Countess of Shrewsbury, at Sheffield, 11 April 1608, stating that he had sent to the Earl the commission to survey the King's woods, and a letter from Garter [King-of-Arms, William Segar] to the Countess concerning the funeral [?of the Dowager Countess], and desiring further instructions thereon. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 131
Rychard Brimston to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 14 February 1608/9, stating that he had obtained acknowledgement of satisfaction upon two judgements from Sir Bryan Lassells and Mr. Cartwright, and that Sir Thomas Harewell, who married Mrs Mylls, has been urgent to have his executions entered this vacation, but they have been postponed to next term. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 133
[ ] Nevile to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from London, 26 November 1608, about legal business before the Lord Treasurer concerning one Tipper. Will send picture of the Countess with Lady Arabella's pictures; 'somptious woork' by Barlowe to be sent. Goods of Baxter at Tickhill now in the hands of Hansbie; financial affairs of one Huyet. 2pp. Seal. Address: my Ladie.
Folio 135
Sir Lawrence Tanfelde to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Serjeants [Inn], 25 February 1608/9, asking him to allow the purchase by Richard Coxeter of a copyhold at Weald, [Bampton, co. Oxon.], lately granted by the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury to Bartholomew Peisley for three lives. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 137
Sir William Bowes to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Bradley, 10 October 1608, stating that he could not attend the Earl with Sir Richard Theckston and [Henry] Saunderson to render account of the money collected in co. Durham for the Duke of York, but had been detained by his duties as Steward of Barnard [Castle]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 139
Henry Sanderson to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from York, 12 October 1608, warmly approving the appointment of Sir Richard Theaxton to raise money for the Duke of York in co. Durham. Will return at once the commission to survey the King's woods in the county required by the Earl of Dunbar. 1p. Seal. Address: Privy Councillor and Chief Justice in Eyre north of Trent.
Folio 141
Sir Brian Lassells to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Gateforth, [co. York], 12 December 1608, presenting a 'forrest Tytt' of his own breeding. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 143
William Richardson to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Sheffield, 30 March 1608, announcing the death of his uncle, [Robert] Somerscales, steward of the Honor of Pontefract, and asking to be continued in his office under the new steward, as he had given up his practice of attorney at the common law to undertake it. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 145
[ ] Nevile to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from London, 3 December 1608, stating that Sir George Savile has bought a caste of falcons for the Earl costing £8. Has been unable to find anyone for the Earl's bakehouse. 1p. Seal. Address: my Lord.
Folio 147
William Typper to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 9 December 1608, informing him that the Lord Treasurer had as a favour granted certain lands 'at three yeares fyne.' Commends the legal work done by Nevell. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 149
William Powell to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 4 December 1608, stating that at the Earl's desire all proceedings against John Browne in the Court of the Duchy of Lancaster would be dismissed, providing the consent of the King, who had taken a special interest in the case, was obtained. 1p. Seal. Address: Privy Councillor, K.G.
Folio 151
[ ] Nevile to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Broad Street, [London], 17 November 1608, about the payment of £420 to one Hewett for lands. Purchase of goshawks. 1p. Seal. Address: my Lo[rd].
Folio 153
William Hamond to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Broad Street, [London], 4 February 1608/9, about a cargo of 81 black touchstones from the Earl's quarry conveyed by sea to London for delivery to the Lord Treasurer's house at Hatfield; unbound books at Arundel House, about which the 'ould ladie' would write; the weighing of red deer pies sent to London; Lady Arabella [Stuart] went to her court lodging on the 1st inst. and attended the Queen's masque on Candlemas night; letters from France; a scire facias brought by Sir Thomas Harewell. 2pp. Seal. Address: my Lord.
Folio 155
[ ] Nevile to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury, from Broad Street, [London], 10 December 1608, about financial dealings with the Lord Treasurer, and other business. 3pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 157
William Hamond to Henry Butler, from Broad Street, [London], 16 March 1608/9, sending a paper book bound and ruled, costing 5s. 6d. Death of a gelding through ill-treatment. Annuity to Rikson. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 159
Lady Jane Willoughby to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Heige, 4 January 1608/9, asking the Earl to send an answer to her earlier letter.
Endorsed by the Earl that he had sent her 5 marks by Sir John Bentley, 10 January 1608/9. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 161
George Coke to Robert Booth, at Worksop, [co. Nott.], 27 October 1608, stating that he had sent to the Earl Thomas Dunne, 'a safforne man well skilled in safforne [saffron] grownds.' 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 163
Peter Perins to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Sheffield, 28 May 1608, about the payment of rents on various estates. 1p. Address: my Lo[rd].
Folio 165
John Dalby to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Bampton, [co. Oxon.], 25 March 1608, mentioning differences in the manors of Bampton, Lew and Weald which have taken place since his previous particular of the value, and hoping to come and treat for the demesne of Ham Court. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 167
George Moore to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Goodrich, [co. Heref.], 23 April 1609, referring to the collection of rents, the appointment of a recorder, lieutenant and deputy-lieutenant at Goodrich, with discussion of possible candidates, and information about Goodrich and the liberty of Archenfield. 3pp. Endorsed.
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George Moore to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Goodrich, [co. Heref.], 31 March 1609, about appointments at Goodrich and the lease of Credenhill Farm, the tenant Thomas Smyth having died, and furnaces at Longhope, [co. Glou.]. 3pp. Endorsed.
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Robert Bouth to Henry Butler, from the Tower, [London], 8 August 1611, apparently relating to the neglect of some law suit by Butler, and asking for money to be sent to the Countess of Shrewsbury as she had given what she had to the Earl and had nothing to pay for her diet in the Tower [where she was a prisoner]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
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