RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 707
Extent233 Leaves.
TitleShrewsbury Papers
DescriptionFolio 1
Letter perhaps to Mary, Countess of Shrewsbury, no date, about new hangings and gowns, the non-payment of money promised. 1p. Imperfect.
Folio 2
Accounts of Mathew Ford, [clerk of the kitchen], at Windsor, 10-14 July; at Richmond, 14-16 July, and at Hampton Court, 16 July 1603. 3pp. Endorsed.
Folio 4
Richard Coke to [George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury], 22 February no year, about the forfeiture of recognisances by [ ] Meller of Tideswell, [co. Derby], and other legal business of the court [apparently of the High Peak]. 1p. Address: my lorde.
Folio 6
Richard Coke to [George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury], 17 October no year, about the holding of courts at Middleton and Monyash, [co. Derby], and other business. 1p. Address: my lorde.
Folio 8
Examination of Abraham Millne charged with poaching deer in Sheffield Park, 1 February 1598/9. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 10
John Simpson to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Stretton, [co. Derby], 14 March no year, about the letting to a friend of Belisie Bouth the farms of Roland Maddockes and Thomas Renouldes, measuring 45 and 25 acres respectively, both at Wessington, [co. Derby], and corn and hay tithes of the same township worth £12. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 12v
Note of the value of timber and other trees in the Royal Forests in cos. Wilt., Buck., Hert., York, Norf., Leic., Hunt., Bedf., Kent, Suff., and Warw., sent to the Earl of Shrewsbury in connection with proceedings for the Survey of Woods. The names of the surveyors are stated. N.d. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 14
Summary of the case of the burgesses of Derby against Edmund Smyth for infringement of rights of common in Siddals, [Derby], no date 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 16
Survey of property held of the Earl of Shrewsbury in King's Newton, [co. Derby], no date 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 18
Answer of the burgesses of Derby to a declaration by Edmund Smythe, no date 2½pp. Endorsed.
Folio 20
Lord Hastings [of Loughborough] to [ ] Flacher at Steeke, [?Stoke Bardolph, co. Nott.], from Leicester, 12 April [after 1558], asking for the payment of rent due to him to be sent by hand by the bearer Martyn Hyde. Superscribed with receipt of Martyn Hyde to Lord Loughborough for £12 15 6 for one and a half year's rent of Everyngham lands. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 22
Thomas Sands to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from York, 29 November 1580, about a lawsuit between one Parker and a tenant of the Earl [before the Council of the North]. 1p. Seal. Address: Earl Marshal and member of the Council of the North.
Folio 24
William Warren alias Cooke to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 22 May 1609, petitioning for the payment of £48 due to him for 4 years' service, and describing his heavy indebtedness which prevents him visiting his wife and children in London. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 26
List of debts amounting to £286 of Jervis Lassells detained in the Wood Street and Poultry Compters [in London, 28 June 1598]. 1p. Endorsed. Torn.
Folio 28
Sir Edward Aston to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Tixall, [co. Staff.], 25 June no year, about a dispute between himself and the Duchy [of Lancaster] as to whether his manor of Matherfield, [Mayfield, co. Staff.], was geldable, and stating that his liberties had been enjoyed by his father, grandfather and the Prior of Tutbury. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 30
Thomas Strynger to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Court, from Wingfield, [co. Derby], 11 September 1584, giving news of Mary Queen of Scots, then in the charge of Mr. Chancellor[Sir Walter Mildmay.] and [John] Somers, who had allowed her to hunt twice in the park. He complains of the lack of provisions, bad wheat, lack of sea fish. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 32
Bond of the Earl of Shrewsbury, in £400 to Edward Morehouse of Sheffield, yeoman, John Broucke of Hanley, co. York, yeoman, and Peter Perinns of Sheffield, yeoman, to pay £100 each to William Ramsden of Longley, co. York, esquire, and Francis Hacker of East Bridgford, co. Nott., gent., 11 December 1609. 1p. Signed and sealed. Endorsed.
Folio 34
George Walwork to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Goodrich Castle, [co. Heref.], 31 January 1562/3, about the letting of a farm at Huntley, [co. Glou.], and the tenants' need for timber. 1p. Address: my Lorde.
Folio 36
Accounts of [Mathew Ford, clerk of the kitchen], for the week ending 20 July 1605. 3pp. Endorsed.
Folio 38
Account of deer killed, perhaps in the Forest of the High Peak, and the persons to whom they were delivered, 1595-97. 2½pp. Endorsed.
Folio 42
Legal opinion of Dr. Thomas Creake about the presentation of a clerk, whom the Bishop refused to admit [the case of the presentation of one Holder of Newark to Tormarton, co. Glou.], c. 1584-85.
Also a note that one Gorge stated that he had a grant of the parsonage from the Countess [of Shrewsbury], and had himself granted it to the Earl, that the point which arose was whether it was the jointure or inheritance of the Countess, with an explanation of Creake's opinion, no date 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 44
Power of attorney from Sir Robert Dudley of Kenilworth to Sir Thomas Leighe of Stoneleigh, co. Warw., to receive £2,000 lent on the security of a mortgage to the Earl of Shrewsbury, on 12 May 1601, no date 3pp. Draft.
Folio 46
Covers of letters on the King's business addressed to Gilbert, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury, countersigned as follows: (f.46) R. Salisbury; (f.48) J. Stanhope; (f.51v) Salisbury; (f.53v) Salisbury; (f.57v) Cranborne; (f.59) Salisbury. 6pp. Seals.
Folio 60
Note [by Henry Butler] of the settlement of the account of [Francis] Conyers for livery expenses from 16 February to 19 July 1606, dated 29 January 1606/7. 1p.
Folio 62
Power of attorney from Sir William Leighton of Plaish, co. Salop. to Anthony Dyotte of Lichfield, to complete the sale of the manor of Hathersage, co. Derby, to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury, for which a large part of the consideration money had not been received, 14 September 1608. 1p. Signed and sealed.
Folio 64
John Dodd to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Cloverley, [Claverley, co. Salop.], 18 July [1555], reporting the arrest of poachers in Blakemere Park near Whitchurch, the loss of deer there through the bad winter, and asking for a letter to Lord Dacre [of Gilsland] on some business of his own. 1p. Seal. Address: my Lorde.
Folio 66
John Pritchard to Thomas Cooke, from Goodrich, [co. Heref.], 12 February 1607/8, stating that he had served the Earl of Shrewsbury and his father in the bailiwick of Goodrich for 20 years and wished to remain in his service under John Slacke. Mentions the changed conditions in the steelworks and forge and in the woods. 1p. Broken seal. Endorsed.
Folio 68
Power of attorney from the Earl of Shrewsbury to Edward Wilson, his servant, to take surrenders from John Lacy, John Hacke and John Ramsden of tenements in Glossop Dale, co. Derby, now or lately in the occupation of Henry Botham, 29 March 1604. ½p. Draft.
Folio 70
Account of John Everingham of expenses building and repairing the lead-mill at Padley, co. Derby, dated 27 February 1604/5. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 72
John K[ay] to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Oke[ ], 23 June 1575, reporting John Ramsden's inability to come to Sheffield owing to illness. 1p. Endorsed. Torn.
Folio 74
Report by [Ellis] Harloe on the death of one Barlow in a stable, with an account of a conversation with the Earl of Shrewsbury on the same subject, no date 2½pp.
Folio 76
Return of concealed lands etc. at Wrockwardine and its members, [co. Salop.], drawn up by Thomas Eyton and others for the Earl of Shrewsbury, 7 August 1572. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 78
Ministers accounts of the first and second Earls of Shrewsbury, mainly for Sheffield and Hallamshire. The majority are undated, but there are dated accounts for (ff.82-3) 22 Henry VI, and (ff.87-9) 32 Henry VI, and f.86 refers to the funeral expenses of the first Earl in 1453. A further undated account is at f. 104. 25pp.
Folio 93
Instructions and information for counsel of [George, 6th] Earl of Shrewsbury, for an answer to [R.] Robotham's demands, as lessee of Hartington manor, [co. Derby], of which the Earl was steward, relating to manorial rights and property there purchased by the Earl's father, no date 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 95
John Harker to the Countess of Shrewsbury, no date, desiring to know whether the Countess accepts his terms for the sale of a piece of land adjoining Sheffield Park. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 97
William Hamond to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Broad Street, [London], 22 April 1609, reporting the sending of the 'King's Book', another book 'lefte here by I knowe not whome,' a watch made by 'ould Mighell' at a cost of 20 nobles, some 'masticke,' 6 pounds of the best cork, and 2 pounds of 'the best Madera dry cuttrone' for the Countess, and the licence for felling certain trees from the Duchy of Lancaster. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 99
List of rents and arrears received at Sheffield and elsewhere for lands of the Earl of Shrewsbury, [1594], 2¼pp. Endorsed. Audit 94 G. Dickonson.
Folio 101
Anthony Dyot to the Countess of Shrewsbury, from Lichfield, 21 September 1608, about negotiations with her at Wirksworth, [co. Derby], which had lost him the friendship of [the Dowager Countess] her mother, and had fallen through because she would not give authority under seal to his friend [?Sir William Leighton for the sale of Hathersage manor, co. Derby]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 103
P. Sanford to Henry Butler, at Sheffield Lodge, c.10 June 1605, stating that he had received £50 from William Hamond. The Countess of Pembroke longs for some English 'licourish.' Messages for Lady Alethea Talbot and members of the Sheffield household. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 104
Undated fragment of minister's accounts of the Earl of Shrewsbury, 15th century. For other accounts see ff.78-92. 4pp.
Folio 106
Memorandum of a grant by Roger Manners to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 16 November 1576, of tenements, lands, courts, tithes and appurtenances in Stoke, Beechingstoke, [co. Wilt.], and Chew, co. Som., formerly in the tenure of Sir John Seintlowe, and in Sheffield, Handsworth, Woodhouse, all in co. York, Sloswick in Worksop, co. Nott., and Shifnal, co. Salop. 2pp.
[The county Wiltshire in connection with Beechingstoke is suggested by the published catalogue, but in fact the document may refer to Somerset. Cf. TNA C 1/1168/15-17 which refers to ‘Bechynst[oke, otherwise] callyd Chewystoke’ (Chew Stoke).]
Folio 108
Thomas Lytleton to [Thomas] Cooke, from Stoke St. Milborough, [co. Salop.], 25 November 1607, asking for help to obtain a renewal of his lease of a tenement at Syfton, [Siefton, co. Salop.], which the Earl of Shrewsbury had promised Sir Vincent Corbet on Lytleton's behalf. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 110
Francis More to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], 17 May [1557], about the illness of Mr. Comptroller [Perhaps Sir Robert Rochester.] and the order of Lord Braye, who was in London with his wife, [Anne, daughter of the Earl.] to go down to the Earl, [Acts of the Privy Council, 1556-1558, 71] and the expectation of war with Scotland. 1p. Address: my lord.
Folio 112
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Henry Butler, from Sheffield, 18 February 1607/8, ordering him to expel everyone, except servants and others authorised by himself, from Wingfield manor house, [co. Derby], particularly Steward and Awood. [Servants of the late Dowager Countess.] ½p.
Folio 114
Rental, with names of tenants, of Thundercliffe Grainge, [co. York], amounting to £133 10, with a note that it is rich in iron, stone and coal. 1p.
Folio 116
John Maynwaryng to [Francis, 5th Earl of Shrewsbury], from Wryton, 28 April no year, about a complaint of the Earl's tenants of Whitchurch, [co. Salop.], against Lord Dacre [of Gilsland's] officials and tenants at Wenlock, [co. Salop.], because of the extent of a pasture enclosure they had made; the repair of the lodge in Blakemere Park, [co. Heref.]; the apprehension of thieves at Whitchurch for a robbery in co. Chester, at whose trial he wished Thurstan Wodkok might be present. 1p. Address: my lord.
Folio 118
Certificate to [George, 6th] Earl of Shrewsbury, of the examination of Lettice Wennysley, Lucy Smithele and George Gylbard. At the request of Henry Needham on the Earl's order, Robert Shakerley, Jane Rodes, Emmot Ford, Thomas Flynte and Thomas Buxston have also been examined, though, except for Ford, not on oath. Undated but probably about 1564. 1p. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 120
William Gardyner to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Goodrich, [co. Heref.], 18 February 1605/6, protesting at accusations of dishonesty made against him by [John] Slacke, and stating that no proper audit can be held until [ ] Prichard, Seyse and himself be called to account together. He refers to faults in the administration. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 122
The Earl of Shrewsbury to Thomas Baldwin, from Sheffield, 20 January 1579/80, about loans and the sale of land. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 125
Account of the Granges at Mortomley, [co. York], 4 August 1542. 5pp. Endorsed.
Folio 128
Richard Coke to [George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury], 10 April no year, about legal business and mentioning letters received from [ ] Broke, 1p. Seal. Address: my Lorde.
Folio 130
George Keisse to Thomas Coke, from Huntley, [co. Glou.], 24 September 1607, about an order from the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury to send enough 'hutt' pears to make a pipe of perry, and an equal quantity of red pears. The best red pears grow at Churcham, [co. Glou.], but have already been made into perry. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 132
Extract from the Great Roll [of the Pipe], 44 Eliz.1, showing amounts of subsidies owed by the Earls of Shrewsbury for co. Nott. in 27-29 Eliz. 1 and co. York, in 31 Eliz.1. 1p.
Folio 134
Richard Hottoffe to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Newark, 7 March [?1592/3], stating that William Lawe, a man of Sir Thomas [Stanhope], and formerly an apprentice of William Lysard, one of the painters to the Court, is well able to write and rhyme, had painted the Talbot which had been set up in Newark when the Earl was hunting there, and had set the rabble against John Markham. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 136
Depositions concerning the doings of [ ] Skelton, keeper probably in Sheffield Park, relating to the killing of deer, and selling ashes, burnt by his wife and maid from ashwood, to the soapmakers. After 15 May 1598. 1½pp.
Folio 138
Confession of Richard Frith of Hyley [Heeley near Sheffield] before William Wynfeld at Sheffield Castle, about Skelton's misdoings in the Earl's Park, 5 April 1597. 1p.
Folio 140
Confession of William Craven of Holmesfield, co. Derby, about hunting in Sheffield Park, implicating Skelton and many local men, including Abraham Milnes, a minister or reader of Nicholas Strelley of Beauchief, [co. Derby], and a servant of William Cavendish, 1 March 1597/8. 4pp.
Folio 142
William Deckenson to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Sheffield, 14 August 1580, certifying the amount of beer at [Sheffield Lodge], and reporting repairs to glass windows and to floors, rat catching in the house in view of the Earl's coming. Estate business mainly concerning stock and hay. Mr. Curle [Perhaps Gilbert Curle, one of the Queen of Scots' attendants.] had visited the Lodge, and Johnie Lawder had come to the town where he had given two angels to a woman at Heathcoat's house. 2¼pp. Seal. Address: my Lorde.
Folio 144
R. Robotham to [George, 6th] Earl of Shrewsbury, no date, reporting his interviews with the Earl's counsel, to whom he had made various unacceptable proposals concerning some property, unnamed, of which he had a lease from the Queen, but of which the Earl had apparently obtained the freehold. If the Earl refused his offers he would go to law. [C.f. f. 93.] 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 147
Thomas Br[?ay] [A Thomas Bray wrote to the Earl from Sheffield about ironworks in 1566. Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 36 (205).] to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Sheffield, 26 March 1563, about supplies of wine, money to pay workmen, lead and smelting, a raven's nest, and a query from Sir John Atkyn about the sale of wavers [Young trees or copse wood.] from Boden House Stedes to the colliers who now come to it, and the collection of the tenth penny. 1p. Address: my Lorde. Torn.
Folio 149v
John Hacker to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Bridgford, [co. Nott.], 11 March [1603/4], sending £300, all he can obtain until rents and fines are paid at Lady Day, and complaining of a mistake made in his name in the Commission of the Peace, by which he appears to be excluded from it. 2pp. Endorsed. Torn.
Folio 151
John Dewe to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], 10 February no year, about the jurisdication of the Earl's courts at Goodrich and Archenfield, [co. Heref.], in pleas of over 40s., which had been challenged by the Council of the Marches of Wales. He had vindicated the Earl's rights with the aid of Mr. [John] Scudamore, the steward, and records of Henry III and Edward III. Mentions a case between himself and Christopher Hall arising from the last audit. 1½pp. Address: the Right Honourable my lord.
Folio 153
Petition from Richard Cox, upholsterer, a prisoner in the King's Bench, to the Earl of Shrewsbury and his wife, for the payment of a debt of £30 16. He has been in prison eight months, [1603-4]. 1p.
Folio 155
Thomas Pullyson, Alderman, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from London, 29 November 1578, about dealings with the Earl in lead from the Peak. 2pp. Address: Earl Marshal and Privy Councillor.
Folio 157
Christopher Haylay to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Chard, [co. Som.], 26 April 1578, stating that he would soon bring the Earl's money; the price of wool; Mr. Offley, a merchant of the Staple, has brought 800 tod of wool by water to Chard; promises to bring a horse-load of sugar if he can. 1p. Address: my l[ord].
Folio 159
Notes about a pasture called Greene Fairefeeld in Fairfield, co. Derby, parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster and held of the Queen by Tunsted and Wormehill, inhabitants of Fairfield, at a rent of £10 a year, and not concealed lands. Other lands belonging to the free chapel of Fairfield are said to be concealed.
Endorsed, Notes of my lord of Cumberlande's money [missing], and Greenfayrefeelde, 5 October 1591. ½p. Endorsed.
Folio 161
Sir Richard Sakvyle to George Hynds, sergeant plumber to the King, James Reynolds, gent., and the Surveyor of the North Riding of Yorkshire, from London, 26 October 1550, referring to the sale out of the Court of Augmentations to the Earl of Warwick [subsequently 1st Duke of Northumberland], Lord High Admiral, of 3000 fothers of lead at £4 6 8 each, [Calendar of Letters and Papers Foreign and Domestic Henry VIII, vol. XXI, pt.2, no.647 (16), and Acts of the Privy Council, 1550-1552, 128-9.] of which Warwick had assigned 500 fothers to [Thomas] Lodge of London, grocer, and 2500 fothers to Ancely Salvage. [Ancelyn Salvago, a Genoese merchant, factor in London for the Vivaldi.] Orders that the lead remaining on the Abbey of St. Mary at York, and on the monastery of Dunstable be removed, without injury to the King's houses, in order to fulfil the bargain with Salvage. The timber, iron, glass, wainscot, gravestones and brass are to be valued by six substantial persons and sold. 1½pp. Endorsed.
Folio 163v
Fragment of depositions of witnesses on behalf of the Earl of Shrewsbury, in his suit against his brother Edward Talbot, 1 June 1595. 2pp.
Folio 165
Witnessed statements by Ralph Lawe that he had taken possession of lands at One Ash, [Monyash], Pilsbury, Cronkston, Calling Low and Hartington, [co. Derby], on 9-10 February 1607/8 in the names of Robert Bouth and Henry Butler, to whom they had been granted by Queen Elizabeth 1. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 167
Harry Digby, the elder, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Ravenstone, [co. Derby], 11 April 1578, about the audit and certificate to the Sheriff of the estreats of the Earl's 'Justice Seate.' [The court held by the Earl as Justice of the Forests beyond Trent.] 1p. Address: High Marshal.
Folio 169v
Petition on behalf of James Thornhill of Tuxford, co. Nott., yeoman, to Gilbert, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury, for him to be relieved of his assessment to find a light horse, on the grounds that though an executor of and legatee of lands under the will of his uncle Francis Thornhill, the lands were so burdened with charges and entails that he was not receiving the profits from them, no date 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 171
Robert Kirkbye, keeper of Worksop Park, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at London, from Worksop, 14 June 1602, complaining of the slackness of his fellow keepers and the consequent increase in poaching. 1p. Address: Privy Councillor.
Folio 173
List of freeholders, copyholders, tenants by lease and at will, holding of George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, at Marbury, co. Chester. [This is apparently the missing part of Ms.705, f.69.] 1¼pp. Endorsed.
Folio 175
Henry Vernon to George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, from Sudbury, [co. Derby], 10 July no year, enclosing his survey of the Earl's lands at Chaddesden and Spondon, [co. Derby], with comments on the rental supplied by the bailiff, and offering to buy a lease of the land at the old rental for 70 years' purchase. 1¼pp. Endorsed.
Folio 177
List of the debts in London owed by the Earl of Shrewsbury, 8 September 1608, to be paid in part according to the Earl's instructions by William Hamond. Debts paid total £664 3 9; debts remaining £392 13 9, and interest due £244 10. A note states that Mathew Ford, who certified the unpaid debts, had only received £18 10 6 since 19 February 1602/3 and had remained in office until 4 June 1603, taking all supplies 'on trust.' 4pp.
Folio 179
Estimate of rents and other estate and mine receipts due to the Earl of Shrewsbury in 1593 and 1594, with arrears for 1590. 3pp.
Folio 181
George Devereux to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 13 August no year, asking to be allowed two bucks in Needwood Forest as he is 'to hunt a wager of £20.'
A note states that he is to be allowed one buck as the Earl has already given as many warrants as he is able. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 183
John Manners, Thomas Cokayne and Godfrey Foliambe to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Haddon, [co. Derby], 27 March 1582, asking that 'olde Mellore', in spite of his evil doings, might be allowed to remain in his old house or elsewhere in [Glossop Dale]. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 185
Richard Coke to [George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury], 23 August no year, about matters at issue between the Earl and the town of Stafford, including the enclosure of a place called Bretton, and mentioning a commission directed to R[alph] Sacheverell, Adyn Beresford, [?Leonard] Bamford and the writer, about the suit between the Earl and Sir Humfrey Bradburne. 1p. Address: my lord.
Folio 187
Articles concerning [ ] Northall, [Perhaps the Homfrey Nurthall who wrote to the Earl from Shifnal, Shropshire, 31 March 1604. C.f. Ms.702, f.37.] accusing him of not attending church but tippling in the alehouse, detaining goods belonging to the Earl of Shrewsbury's house, destroying corn, refusing to pay for hay delivered, robbing a man while he lived with Mr. Gifford at White Ladies, communicating with his brother - a prisoner in Newgate accused of stealing plate from the Earl of Lincoln - negligence in looking after the deer, and other misdeeds. 3pp.
Folio 189
Richard Torre to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Worksop manor, 15 August 1595, about an estate at Styrrup, [co. Nott.], for which Valentine Revell had paid no rent for 2 years. Mentions the building of two lodges at Worksop, one of them for [ ] Portington. Also land at Bawtry, the cutting of broom, lack of provisions and other matters. 2pp. Two seals. Address: my l[ord].
Folio 191
Nicholas Williamson to the Earl of Shrewsbury, at Handsworth, [co. York], from Wilne, [co. Derby], 19 December 1593, about two plans of Kingston made for the Earl and Sir Horatio Palavicino's men who had been there, and had also taken copies of surveys etc. Legal business relating to [ ] Boune and [ ] Hattoft. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 193
Antiquarian notes by Nathaniel Johnston, no date 2pp.
Folio 197
Joseph Walsh to Walter Walsh, his brother, at Houghton near Pontefract, co. York, from Abberley Park, [co. Worc.], 16 April 1666, sending a pedigree of the family of Walsh beginning with Sir Henry le Walsh of Shelsley Walsh, co. Worc., temp. Henry VIII, and describing the family arms. 2pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 199
Note of evidences relating to the manor of Sherburn and its appurtenances in co. York, formerly belonging to the Archbishop of York, who exchanged it with Henry VIII. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 201
Genealogical notes by Nathaniel Johnston, no date 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 203
John Holland, keeper of High Lynnes Park, to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from High Lynnes Park, 25 September 1594, about Sir Humfrey Ferrers' purchase of a lease of the herbage of the park, and his intention to limit the privileges of the keeper. 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 205
Richard Cockes to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], 29 September 1594, asking on behalf of the widow of John Bryan, a servant of the Earl's at Goodrich, [co. Heref.], who had been drowned, that she might continue as tenant of her husband's land, fishing and boat. Also discusses the dealings of [John] Talbot of Grafton with the tenants at Goodrich, and matters between the writer and his brother Philip, sent to the arbitration of Sir John Scudamore. 2pp. Seal. Address: his honour.
Folio 207
Averay Copley to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Batley, [co. York], 20 October 1594, about the payment to the Earl's steward [John] Booth of the rents due to Edward Savile for his diet. He will enquire about a 'setting spaniell' for the Earl. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 209
Sir John Scudamore to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Holme Lacy, [co. Heref.], 1 October 1594, on behalf of the widow of [John] Bryan who was drowned on his passage to Bristol, and complaining that Philip Cockes, who 'wilbe no chaungelinge in this worlde, whatsoever he wilbe in the world to come,' and other officials are not active in the Earl's service. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 211
John Bagshawe, [Prebendary of Lichfield], to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 14 December 1593, about the confirmation of a lease by the Dean and Chapter to Sir Thomas Stanhope, postponed owing to the non-arrival of letters from the Bishop, and the representations made to the Queen both by the friends of the Earl and by Stanhope. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 74.] 1p. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 213
John Bateman to the Countess of Shrewsbury, at Worksop, from Newark, 26 October 1594, stating that he was still unable to travel owing to an injury to his leg, and begging to be paid £45 which he had laid out at the the Spittle. 1p. Endorsed.
Folio 215
William Hamond to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 4 February 1593/4, stating that he had paid the debt of £5,000 to the Earl of Huntingdon, and received two bonds. He mentions loans from Sir Horatio Palavicino to be secured on Kingston manor, and the terms of a mortgage to [Fulk] Greiville, and other debts of the Earl. Also the progress of a lawsuit for 'scandall.' 2pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 217
William Dickenson, bailiff of Sheffield, to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], from Sheffield, 28 January 1594/5, about a case of contempt between himself and his sons Gilbert and Francis and Sir Thomas Stanhope. He has sent a letter from Lord Darcy to the Lord Keeper, enclosing the certificate of the men of Rotherham, [co. York], that Dickenson was at Rotherham when Stanhope's weir was destroyed on Easter Eve and Easter Day 1593. Mentions the employment of his son Edward as his clerk, and other local business. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 74, and Historical Manuscripts Commission Salisbury, iv, 399, 404.] 2pp. Address: my Lo[rd].
Folio 219
Francis Leek to John Manners, his cousin, from Su[tton Scarsdale, co. Derby], 14 August 1593, complaining of the forcible entry of his house at Morton, [co. Derby], formerly in the possession of Robert Padley, deceased, by the orders of the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant. 1p. Copy. Endorsed.
Folio 221
George Boleyn, [Dean of Lichfield], to the Earl of Shrewsbury, from Lichfield, 21 December 1593, mentioning the staying of a lease [to Sir Thomas Stanhope], the opinion of a 'great personage' about the Earl's rights, the difficulty of getting letters delivered to the Queen personally in connection with the matter, and the untrustworthiness of his cousin Mrs Scudamore [gentlewoman of the Bedchamber] for this purpose. [Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, 1791, 2nd; edition, 1838, iii, unpublished papers, 74, and Historical Manuscripts Commission Salisbury, iv, 399, 404.] 2pp. Seal. Endorsed.
Folio 223
Fragmentary pedigree of the Talbot family. 2pp. Torn.
Folio 224
Genealogical and other notes by Nathaniel Johnston, no date 5pp. Endorsed.
Folio 228v
[Alexander] Ratcliff to [the Earl of Shrewsbury], 13 February 1604/5, asking for payment of expenses incurred in the Earl's service. 2pp. Endorsed.
Folio 230
Extract by T. Thacker from a survey of the bailiwick of Sherburn, [co. York], taken from an ancient Black Book or coucher of Cawood, 19 October 1588. 3pp. Endorsed.
Folio 232
Extract from Domesday Book of the lands of the Archbishop of York in Sherburn, [co. York], temp. Eliz.1. Endorsed, Milford. 2pp. Endorsed.
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