RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
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Alt Ref NoMS 705
Extent159 Leaves.
TitleShrewsbury Papers
Datec.1547-1609
DescriptionFolio 1
Petition of Katheren Harryson, late wife of Edward Bruerton and executrix of his will, to George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, complaining of the conduct of William Bruerton, his eldest son and servant to the Earl, in threatening to seise a cottage at Buxton, [co. Derby], contrary to the provisions of the will made 17 years previously. 1p.
Folio 3
Letter [to the Justices of the Peace of co. Worc.], no date, describing the legal position of holders of lands assarted in the royal forests, and referring to a lawsuit in the Exchequer heard on Thursday 8 February [1604/5] brought by the Crown against a knight of Northamptonshire, and suggesting that measures be taken for the relief of all holders of such lands. 1p. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 4
Talbot Bowes to Thomas Cooke, from Newmarket, the last day of February no year, offering to find a purchaser for a house at Chelsey [?Chelsea, London], which the Earl of Shrewsbury is said to desire to sell. ½p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 6
Francis Leek to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Handsworth, [co. York], from Sutton [Scarsdale], co. Derby, 19 March no year, relating to his lawsuit with [Robert] Sytwell. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 63(9).] ½p. Endorsed.
Folio 8
Names of tenants occupying 'Wyenland' in the townships of Bakewell, Ashford, Wardlow, Over Haddon and Monyash, [co. Derby], no date 1p.
Folio 10v
Proposals submitted by John Curzon for the approval of [Gilbert, 7th] Earl of Shrewsbury, to obtain the release from prison of [ ] Vernon, who had stood bond to the late Francis Curzon, father of John, for debts amounting to £24,000, by compounding with certain named creditors. Curzon will allow Vernon the income from the manors of Kedleston, Weston and Aldwark Grange, [co. Derby], providing that provision is made for certain relations and pensioners and that he may enjoy Kedleston House and gardens and the property of Germayne Bradshawe his cousin. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 79 (899), 113 (214).] 2pp. Endorsed. Torn.
Folio 12
Thomas Woodward to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Broad Street, London, from Mansfield, [co. Nott.], 26 July 1606, stating that Lady Markham, [Probably Anne wife of Sir Griffin Markham.] whose husband is a banished traitor and herself femme couverte, had made Fullwood, an unsworn keeper, bowberer at Bestwood Park, [co. Nott.], and had threatened the verderers, who had issued a warrant for the arrest of Fullwood. Mentions Sir John Stanhope's patent for Thorney Woods, [co. Nott.]. 1p. Address: Privy Councillor.
Folio 14
Jeffrey Nitze to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Malbele, 20 December no year, about negotiations for letting the Earl's lands at Nottingham, Bughton, [?Buck Stone, co. Derby], and Shirebrook, [co. Derby], and arrangements for paying Rauf Leake's fees. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 16
Fragment of a draft of an instrument referring to indentures between George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, and Henry Cavendish, and the interest of Sir Edward Aston in a capital messuage or manor house, closes and hereditaments unnamed.
Also a note of expenses at Ashford, [co. Derby], in connection with a lawsuit. 1¼pp.
Folio 18
Award made by the Earl of Shrewsbury, 25 October 1598, for settling a quarrel between the Eares, Hurtes and Seinors on the one side, and the Ibotsons, Bramhalls and Mortons on the other, at Bradfield [near Sheffield, co. York], ordering various sums to be paid as compensation for injuries, the cessation of lawsuits pending in the Star Chamber, and the attendance of the parties at Christmas at Bradfield church to hear a sermon and drink together in amity.
Endorsed with a note from the Earl of Shrewsbury to Randolphe Crew, from Sheffield Lodge, 26 October 1598, sending William Lee with the document, and stating that the matter had been referred to him by the Justices of the Peace at Quarter Sessions, and that the parties had agreed to the terms but that he had not made the award until the Lord Keeper had been consulted about the withdrawal of the Star Chamber suits.
Also the opinion of Crew in his own hand. 2½pp.
Folio 20
Notes of evidence about the parsonage of Epperstone, [co. Nott.], which had been let to one Wytham for 21 years, and referring to a claim by George Witham to the lease, no date 1p.
Folio 21
William Basset to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Langley, [co. Derby], 27 January 1592/3, about the infringement by his officers of the Earl's liberties, and efforts to further the election of his cousin Gordge [George] Manners as knight of the shire as desired by the Earl. 1½pp. Endorsed.
Folio 24
Robert Whithall to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 28 November 1590, sending a warrant of the late Earl, and referring to a warrant for co. Staff., the acquittances given by his predecessor Fowke and himself, the business of the court [at Tutbury], an outlaw's goods, and enclosing a note of armour at Tutbury in his charge. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 25
Peter Proby to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hampton Court, 14 October 1592, acknowledging a letter containing two French crowns, and stating that for some years he had sent reliable newsletters to the Earls of Derby, Pembroke and Hertford, and would do the same for the Earl. He obtains news from Court from his old master Mr. Secretary, but for foreign news refers the Earl to Mr. Braconburye. 1p. Address: K.G.
Folio 27
Go [Godfrey] Clarke to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Brampton, 20 August 1594, about the wardship of one Revell claimed by the Earl on account of lands at Hyll held by knight service, and negotiations with the heir's mother. 1p. Seal. Torn.
Folio 29
Robert Woods and Robert Brankhowse, [bailiffs of Derby], to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Derby, 18 January [1592/3], confirming that Henry Ashe had been committed to gaol by the bailiffs of Derby in July 1588 for recusancy and suspicion of other crime, and that the gaoler had now received special orders for his safety according to the Earl's directions. 1p. Endorsed. Torn.
Folio 31
Peter Warburton to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Dronfield, [co. Derby], 6 September 1594, stating that he had refused the request of Anthony Barley, his uncle, to give £100 to needy kinsfolk in return for a promise to bequeath a house to Warburton's daughter, a descendant of Barley's elder brother, and had never promised to give him £100 as the Earl had been informed. 1p. Endorsed. Torn.
Folio 33
Thomas Bawdewyne to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], 16 [ ] 1583, sending a trunk by the messenger Hotson, containing crewell fringes, 6 pieces of sayes for Worksop, plate and jewelry; also a book and box for the Queen, [The Queen of Scots.] left by Curcelles, servant to the French Ambassador, who said it had come from Mrs. Seeton and should be searched by the Earl; and various other articles including gunpowder and candied nutmegs. ½p. Address: my Lorde.
Folio 35
Jhon Robinson, [President of St. John's College, Cambridge], to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from St. John's College, 3 March no year, stating that the Treasurer of Christ Church, [Oxford], informed him that Mr. Savile had paid the college what was due from his lease of Wath [-upon-Dearne, co. York], and that the episcopal dues ought to have been paid by the college bailiff. The Earl's children, who were at St. John's, would be the care of the whole college. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 37
Peter Proby to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], 12 December 1592, stating that he is sending news from France, Italy, the Low Countries and Constantinople, the last when deciphered. 1p. Seal. Endorsed. Torn.
Folio 39
Certificate addressed to [the Earl of Shrewsbury] by Nicholas Browne and 29 other tenants and commoners on Combs Moss, [co. Derby], that neither they nor their servants going there daily had seen the paunch of a deer reported by Robert Morton of Wormhill, [co. Derby], and that John Glossope of Fairfield, [co. Derby], reported that it had been dug up in a peat pit by Morton. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 41
Accounts of Mathew Ford, [clerk of the kitchen], 29 May-4 June 1603. 3pp. Endorsed.
Folio 43
Robert Markham to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Newark, 15 December 1591, asking him to approach Lord Buckhurst [Joint Lord Lieutenant of Sussex] to write to Sir Henry Goring on behalf of Markham's former servant Ingram Whitfeilde, who had obtained by marriage 'a verie pritie stay of livinge' in Sussex, but the place was in the jurisdiction of Goring who tyranically demanded a certificate of character, service and former abode, a matter of expense and illegal in the case of a freeman. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 45
Edward Houlden [chaplain to the Earl of Shrewsbury], to the same, 20 January 1591/2, asking for help in obtaining the livings of Hykeham near Lincoln in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and Bassingham, [co. Linc.], in the gift of Mr. Sampoll and Sir Anthony Thoruld, both vacant by the death of Mr. Vause, residentiary of Lincoln. [Henry Vaux, prebendary of Spaldwick.] 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 47
Edward Gifford to the same, from White Ladies, [co. Salop.], 9 August 1592, asking for help in obtaining payment of a rent charge of £40 granted by Francis Curzon on 15 May 1577 out of the manor of Windley, [co. Derby], [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 67 (253).] to Gifford and his wife for their lives for £300. The rent has not been paid since 1 May 1588 by Francis Curzon or since his death by his son John, despite many promises. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 49
Thomas Woodwarde to [the same], 3 January 1591/2, about an assault on the warrener at Rufford, [co. Nott.], by poachers of conies, shooting at 'the ryvers' with a gun by a servant of Richard Eir of Carburton, [co. Nott.]; the disagreement between the children and widow of a tenant of Norton Cuckney, [co. Nott.], named Woolley, over his goods, during which the widow opened a box filled with vestments and copes, presumably the Earl's property, but now handed to Mr. Perpoint's servant. 1½pp. Seal. Address: my Lo[rd].
Folio 51
Accounts of Thomas Greaues for winnowing corn at Shifnal manor, [co. Salop.], 1 January-1 May 1593. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 53
William Talbott to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], 15 December [1592], about a lawsuit against him; the purchase of some [forest] office; Paylte's house 'the fayrest howese in all Yorke.' 1p. Address: my L[ord].
Folio 55
Henry Smythe to Henry Talbot, 29 August 1592, enclosing a letter from [ ] Toplade about his purchase of wool to be sent from Brassington, [co. Derby].
H[enry] Talbott to his servant Henry Smythe at Sawley, [co. Derby], from Gamston, [co. Nott.], 29 August 1592, approving of the sale to Topladie. 2pp. One seal. Endorsed.
Folio 57
William Fletcher to Thomas Woodward at Mansfield, [co. Nott.], 22 December no year, giving legal opinion on the best procedure to be followed in connection with a riot [at Clipston Park, co. Nott.]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 59
Bill for provisions sent to Worksop by [ ] Bullingham of Lincoln, 15-18 June 1603. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 61
John Hacker to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Bridgford, [co. Nott.], 17 January 1608/9, about a declaration upon a Prohibition [case not stated], and a tenant at Fluboroue [?Flawborough, co. Nott.]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 63
Sir William Hollys to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Houghton, [co. Nott.], 3 December 1590, stating that he had recommended one Bee, bailiff of Bassetlaw [wapentake, co. Nott.], to the sheriff for some office unspecified, and reporting the bad reputation of Thomas Olliver, formerly bailiff of the Earl of Rutland and now the Earl's candidate. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 65
List of the freeholders and other tenants owing suit to the court of Shifnal, [co. Salop.], no date 3pp.
Folio 67
Thomas Heron to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Charing Cross, [London], 12 July 1590, reporting that Edward Stafford, now married to Mrs. Babington, [Formerly wife of Anthony Babington.] would allow the Earl to see any evidences or deeds in their custody at Dethick House, co. Derby, but that John Manners had taken away many of them after the apprehension of Anthony Babington. Refers to the Earl's right, as Earl Marshal, to appoint the Marshal of the Court of King's Bench, and other legal business. Mention of steel manufactured in Gloucestershire. 2pp. Address: Earl Marshal and Privy Councillor.
Folio 69
List of freeholders, copyholders, tenants for lives, years and at will, holding of George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, in the manors of Whitchurch, co. Salop., Blakemere, [co. Heref.], Doddington, Lineal, co. Salop., and Marbury, co. Chester. [For the tenants of Marbury see Ms.707, f.173.] 4pp. Incomplete.
Folio 71
Peres Liegh to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Lyme [Hall in Lyme-Handley, co. Chester], 11 November no year, asking for the loan of the Earl's brewer, and referring to his age and illness, 'a want of good ale, as I thinke, ys a greate occasion of my dayly infirmities.' 1p. Address: Privy Councillor and K.G.
Folio 73
William Stubbes, formerly in the service of Mr. Secretary [Walsingham], to [Gilbert], Lord Talbot, from Ratcliffe near London, 10 October 1590, on behalf of Richard Tomlins, for a short time in Mr. Secretary's service, who wished to be employed by Talbot, and had spent six months learning French. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 75
Extent of meadow and pasture at Park Leys, [co. Nott.], no date Endorsed that the extent was made for the Earl by Arnold Rearsbie, farmer there. ½p. Endorsed.
Folio 77
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Sir Horatio [Palavicino], 17 December 1593, containing proposals for the mortgage of his manor of Kingston in payment of a debt of £3000, with remarks about usury. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers 73 (565) and passim.] 4pp. Draft. Endorsed.
Folio 79
Sir Horatio Palauicino to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Babraham, [co. Camb.], 9 April 1593, referring to earlier correspondence. 1p. Italian.
Folio 80
Thomas Knyveton to [George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury], from Cold Harbour, [London], 30 January no year, reporting a visit from Mr. Secretary, who wrote a letter to the Earl, and, thinking Knyveton was to take it himself, began discussing the Earl's 'charge' [Mary, Queen of Scots.] and the Queen's [Elizabeth] trust in him. 1p. Address: my lorde.
Folio 82
[Sir Horatio Palavicino] to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 3 February 1593/4, about some matter of business and his need for security for his children. 1p. Italian. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 84
Raynald Beseley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 2 June [c.1557], about his interviews with the Lord Chancellor about the removal at the Earl's wish of certain names from the Commission of the Peace for Yorkshire, and sending copies of writs against the Commissioners appointed to assess the second payment of the relief, for omitting to send their certificates in the last term. 1p. Seal. Address: Lord President of the Council of the North.
Folio 86
Sir Horatio Palauicino to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Babraham, [co. Camb.], 11 December 1593, relating to an intended loan to the Earl and the mortgage [of Kingston manor], the legal negotiations being carried out for the Earl by [William] Fletcher, and mentioning a transaction with Sir Thomas Cecil. 3pp. Italian. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 88
William Hamond to [the Countess of Shrewsbury], 3 October 1599, relating to debts of the Earl and Countess, and threatened proceedings against them in 'the extreamest manner.' 1p. Address: my Lady.
Folio 91v
Robert Blount to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Youlgrave, [co. Derby], 29 April no year, about the letting of the Earl's woods at Kimberworth, [co. York], to one Waynwryght and the building by him of two new smithies [smethes] for working the wood and stone. 1p. Address: my Lorde.
Folio 92
John Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Derby, 17 April 1599, concerning the meeting at Quarter Sessions between himself, Sir Charles Cavendish and four other Justices of the Peace for co. Derby, when in consideration of a letter sent in August last by all J.P.s to the Board of Green Cloth saying that they could no longer agree to the composition for the Queen's Household, they decided that they could not take any action without consulting the Earl and other Justices about any new composition. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 94
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Sheriff and Justices of the Peace for co. Derby, from Broad Street, [London], 30 April 1599, urging them to make a composition for purveyance, and stating that he had agreed with the Purveyor, Walton, who held the commission for the County, for £220, for which he could release the County from the General Commission now to be issued.
The Earl of Shrewsbury to John Manners, his uncle, from Broad Street, [London], 30 April 1599, on the same subject. [Historical Manuscripts Commission Twelfth Report, Appendix iv, Rutland 1, 352-3.] 2½pp. Copies.
Folio 96
Sir Horatio Palauicino to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Babraham, [co. Camb.], 13 December 1593, acknowledging a letter brought by the falconer Banister, who had been sent by the Earl to initiate Palavicino in the art of falconry. 2pp. Italian. Endorsed. Torn.
Folio 98
John Hacker to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Bridgford, [co. Nott.], 2 December 1598, about the letting of parcels of land at Kingston, a visit to Mrs. Perpoynt, [Probably Frances Cavendish, sister of the Countess and wife of Henry Perpoynt.] and the resignation of an official named Norcot on account of his marriage and change of work. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 100
Sir Horatio Palauicino to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Babraham, [co. Camb.], 4 January 1593/4, concerning Banister the falconer, the debt owed to the writer by the Queen, the mortgage of the manor of Kingston and the finding of £3000 by 1 February next, with some foreign news. 2pp. Italian. Endorsed. Seal. Torn.
Folio 102
Sir Horatio Palauicino to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 27 October 1593, apologising for some mistake made by his wife, and referring to his efforts to find £2000 for the Earl's use. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 104
Note of some irregularities committed by Gilbert Diconson, such as ploughing his own land with the Earl's oxen and keeping furnishings and plate belonging to the Earl in his own house, [February 1590/1]. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 106
Sir Horatio Palauicino to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 24 June 1593, about financial matters. 1p. Italian. Endorsed.
Folio 108
William Carden to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Wingfield, [co. Derby], 1 June no year, containing an account of venison sent to the Earl, and describing the poor condition of the game in his charge. 1p. Seal. Address: my Lorde.
Folio 110
Petition of certain tenants of Glossop Dale, co. Derby, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, stating that their rents had been refused, and asking him to appoint a time when they might be paid, [December 1597].
Endorsement by the Earl that the petition was presented to him in London. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 112
William Hamond to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Handsworth, [co. York], 23 January 1593/4, describing a conference with [Sir Horatio Palavicino] for a loan to the Earl. Palavicino was unable to lend the money because in his interview with the Queen, who was merrily disposed, she passed lightly over the question of money owed to him. Not wishing to appear too affluent, he intended to keep his wife's portion in Germany. Also mentions a controversy with one Thaxton about the lease of Welbeck. 3pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 114
Translation of a letter from Sir Horatio Palavicino to the same, 22 November 1593, stating the terms for the mortgage of Kingston manor as security for his loan to the Earl.
Also a note by the Earl, 28 November 1593, stating that he would send the bonds asked for by a messenger authorised to 'set doune our bargayne in articles,' with a letter authorising a survey. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 116
Legal opinion of [Francis Brakken of Grays Inn] in answer to the 'inconveniences' in the articles as stated by [William] Fletcher [for the mortgage of Kingston manor to Sir Horatio Palavicino]. 1½pp. Endorsed.
Folio 118
H. Maynard to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Hampton Court, 12 January 1593/4, concerning the lease of Sawley, [co. Derby], to his lord, his refusal of the Earl's offer of Kingston, and a bond on the lease of the Earl's house at Cold Harbour, [London], as security for a loan. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 120
William Bateman to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 27 January 1591/2, [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers 68 (315).] concerning his attempts to improve the game and woods in [the Forest of] Needwood, [co. Staff.], and accusations made against him. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 122
William Plessington to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], no date, describing the dishonest practices of William Vessey who was in charge of the Earl's ironworks in Hallamshire. [Plessington was servant to Gilbert, Earl of Shrewsbury. Vessey was in charge of the ironworks at Goodrich in 1603/4. (c.f. Ms 702, ff.29, 41).] 1p. Address: my Lo[rd].
Folio 124
John Hacker to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Hardwick Hall, [co. Derby], 15 September no year, about the Earl's suit in the spiritual courts at Southwell against Sir William Mearinge, who intended to bring it by prohibition into the common law courts. A further suit at Lichfield will soon be decided. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 126
Anthony Dale to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from York, 7 April [c.1547], enclosing a copy of the instructions and inquiry by the Commissioners for the Survey of Colleges, Hospitals, Chantries and other spiritual promotions, and urging him, if he wants to benefit from the property of the church at Sheffield, to watch the proceedings of the church-wardens. Refers to his own wrongs at the hands of the Earl of Cumberland, which had been before the Council. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 128
John Maynwaryng to the Earl of Shrewsbury, [July 1555], concerning a poaching affray in the park near Whitchurch, [co. Salop.], in which the bearer, one of the Earl's keepers, dangerously wounded one of the poachers. 1¼pp. Endorsed.
Folio 130
List of property in co. Derby in the Duchy of Lancaster granted to [?Henry] Talbot by his father the Earl of Shrewsbury, by indenture dated 8 August 1586, and confirmed to him by his brother [Gilbert], Earl of Shrewsbury, no date 1p.
Folio 132
Sir Horatio Palauicino to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the Court, 4 July 1593, about the Queen's extreme displeasure against the writer, which had been removed through the good offices of the Lord Treasurer, and the negotiations for the sale of pepper, and referring to payments out of the Exchequer. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 134
Robert Whythall to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Ashbourne, [co. Derby], 18 September [1578], about the offer of [George] Ro[le]ston for the herbage of [Alton] Park, [co. Staff.], and about some Duchy business in the county. [Ms 697, ff.43, 102-5.] 1p. Address: my lorde.
Folio 136
The state of the cause between John Harpur and Raff Blackwall, concerning a mortgage of the manor of Wensley, [co. York], in 9 Eliz. 1, and of an agreement made by Harpur with [ ] Wensley in 14 Eliz. 1, no date.
Endorsed with notes of business to be transacted. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 138
Copy of some further directions for the Stewards of the Duchy of Lancaster about the admission of copyhold tenants and the assessment of their fines, [19 July 1608]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 140
Account of the disbursement of £100 received by [Thomas Kidman] on behalf of the Earl, 26 November 1590. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 142
George Mores to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 22 November [1590], with condolences on the death of his father and congratulations on his succession, and mentioning that the three parts of the late Earl's will were in the hands respectively of Mr. Justice [Thomas] Walmesley, [Robert] Waterhouse and [Leonard] Bamforth, and that when requested Walmesley would not give his part to the Earl whom he believed to be the supervisor of the will. [The Earl's will is printed in Surtees Society cxxi, 148-50.] 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 144
Robert Bradshaa to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Worksop, 5 December no year, about wine, fish, pasties, venison, pheasants etc.to be sent to Chelsea and Sheffield for Christmas; the price of ore and other business matters. 1p. Address: my lorde.
Folio 146
Robert Eyr to [George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury], from Edale, [co. Derby], 11 May no year, about a lawsuit apparently between William Wodcoke and one Barlow, and mentioning the lease of an unnamed castle. 1p. Address: my Lord.
Folio 148
Account addressed to Thomas Coke of payments to George, late Earl of Shrewsbury, 18 December 1586 - 21 December 1589, for Lott and Copp [Lott : a payment in the Derbyshire leadmines of the 13th 'dish' of lead to the Lord of the Manor; Copp : a duty paid by the mines for permission to raise lead to ore.] in the wapentake of Wirksworth, [co. Derby], no date 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 150
Eustace Wenlande to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 10 February [after 1602], stating that the Earl's charter for Archenfeld, [co. Heref.], had been enrolled in the Exchequer, and that he was trying to get the seisure of the Hundreds of Wormelow and Goodrich discharged, but the fine and indenture must be shown in court as a charge of £30 per annum was payable to the Crown. Mentions irregularities in the administration of Wormelow Hundred. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 152
Notes made by [Ge: Kayes] about the letting of farms in the manors of Leigh and Huntley, co. Glou., [14 March 1607/8]. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 154
Thurstan Wodcok to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Tutbury, [co. Staff.], 17 November no year, sending by the bearer £52 2 received for fees due to the Earl from the Honor of Tutbury, and referring to audit proceedings in the High Peak. No fees have been received from Wales. 1p. Address: my lorde.
Folio 156
Robert Whythall to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], 29 July [1583], reporting the death of [?Thomas] Gell, the Queen's feodary in co. Derby, and asking to be recommended to the Lord Treasurer as his successor. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 49 (212).] 1p. Address: my lo[rd].
Folio 158
Gawen Bewleye to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Melbourne, [co. Derby], 24 March no year, about an intended survey of Melbourne Castle on behalf of the Duchy of Lancaster by Mr. Skypwithe of co. Leic. and Mr. Agarde of Foulston, [co. York], and the infringment by [James] Abney, a Justice of the Peace, of the Earl's liberties. The writer was summoned before the judges of Assize for contempt of Abney's warrant, which had however not been addressed to him, contrary to the custom of the manor of Melbourne Holme, 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
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