RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 943
Extenti, 944 pp.
TitlePAPERS OF WILLIAM LAUD AND OTHERS
Date17th century
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers of William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury, together with smaller quantities of papers of Gilbert Sheldon (1598-1677), Archbishop of Canterbury, William Sancroft (1617-1693), Archbishop of Canterbury, and William Chillingworth (1602-1644).
The papers were brought together as loose documents by William Sancroft. They passed from Sancroft to Henry Wharton (1664-1695), who paginated them. After Wharton's death they were purchased and bound by Thomas Tenison (1636-1715), Archbishop of Canterbury, whose collections were bequeathed to Lambeth Palace Library.
Included are annual reports submitted by Archbishop Abbot and Archbishop Laud to Charles I on the state of the Province of Canterbury. On these, and on their provenance before their acquisition by Sancroft, see pp. 103-8, 235-98.

p. i. Note on this manuscript by Andrew Coltee Ducarel, Lambeth Librarian. 15 Oct. 1757. See Custodial History field.

pp. 1-8. 'The defense made in the howse of Lords by John Herne Esq.r on behalf of Willm Laud, Arch-Bishop of Canterbury'. The defence made by John Herne (c.1593-1649), also known as John Heron, in the House of Lords on behalf of Archbishop Laud [on 11 October 1644]. Followed (pp. 7-8) by the reply of John Wilde (1590-1669) on behalf of the House of Commons and a further comment by Herne, and (p. 8) an account of Herne's visit to Laud two days before Laud's execution, when a revision to Laud's scaffold speech was made. Another copy is at pp. 747-758.
Herne's defence (but not the documents which follow) was included in 'The history of the troubles and tryal of the most reverend father in God, and blessed martyr, William Laud, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, wrote by himself...'; for the text see William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 4, pp. 386-99.
This item was probably not originally part of this collection. Original pages 1-46 (as paginated by Henry Wharton) are not present. See Custodial History field.

pp. 47-54. A discourse addressed to James I by Charles Blount (1563-1606), Earl of Devonshire, defending his marriage (performed by William Laud in 1605) to Lady Penelope Rich (1563-1607) following her divorce. Followed by a letter from Blount to James I offering his services for the King's personal protection; the letter appears to have been written in the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Copies, with headings and corrections to the text in the hand of William Sancroft.

pp. 55-60. Papers relating to the disputed election of William Laud as President of St. John's College, Oxford, in 1611.
pp. 55-56. 'The examination of Theophilus Tuer [(c.1581-1630), afterwards Rector of Fleet Marston, Bucks.] before the Bishopp of Winchester [Thomas Bilson] ... at Walsham 30 of August 1611'.
pp. 57-58. Declaration by Thomas Bilson, Bishop of Winchester, concerning the conduct of Richard Baylie in tearing up the voting papers. 28 June 1611.
pp. 59-60. Letter to Laud from Robert Newell (1576-1642). Westminster, 4 October 1611.

pp. 61-62. Account of a conference at York House, London, on the theology of falling from grace, between John Preston (1587-1625), Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Francis White, Dean of Carlisle, Thomas Morton, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, and John Buckeridge, Bishop of Rochester. n.d. For further accounts of this first conference (11 Feb. 1626) and of a second conference (17 Feb. 1626) see MS. 935, items 2-3.

pp. 63-64. 'A short note of sundry unsound points of doctrine at divers tymes delivered by Mr Hooker [Richard Hooker] in his publicke sermons'. n.d.

pp. 65-68. 'Some few notes found in a Common prayer booke which Bp. Andrewes used, written with his owne hand'. A copy of notes by Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1625), Bishop of Winchester, found in his copy of the Book of Common Prayer. Another copy of these notes is in MS. 4695. For other copies, see Peter Beal, 'Index of English literary manuscripts', vol. 1, part 1 (London, 1980), pp. 9-10.

pp. 69-72. 'Names of such as are lately by his Majestie apointed to write the ecclesiasticall historie of Englande'. 20 November 1620.

pp. 73-78. Papers relating to George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, following his accidental killing of a keeper while hunting at Bramsill, Hampshire, on 24 July 1621.
pp. 73-74. Copy of a letter from James I to John Williams (1582-1650), Lord Keeper, George Mountain (or George Montaigne), Bishop of London, and others, appointing a commission to consider any irregularity in the status of the Archbishop following the manslaughter. 3 October 1621.With annotations in the hand of William Sancroft based on a comparison with another copy 'in the paper office'. Cf. 'Calendar of state papers... James I, 1619-23', p. 295.
pp. 75-76. Letter from John Williams, Lord Keeper (on behalf of the commission), to Abbot, requesting a statement of the case. 5 October 1621.
pp. 77-78. Letter from Abbot to the commission 13 October 1621. With a note in the hand of John Williams minuting the commission's reply.

pp. 79-80. Copy of a letter purportedly from George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, to James I, reproving the King for his policy of toleration in religion and for sending Charles, Prince of Wales, to Spain to pursue the Spanish match. [1623]. Abbot denied authorship of the letter, which created a furore. See Paul Welsby, 'George Abbot' (London, 1962), pp. 108-110.

pp. 81-96. Papers relating to James I's directions concerning religion. 1622. Copies, in a single hand.
p. 81. Letter from John Williams, Lord Keeper, conveying the King's order for the release of imprisoned papists. 2 August 1622.
pp. 81-84. Directions concerning preachers issued by James I. [4 August 1622]. With a letter from George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, to the bishops, conveying the King's directions concerning preachers. [12 August 1622]. Cf. 'Calendar of state papers... James I, 1619-23', pp. 436-7, 440.
pp. 85-96. Two further copies (in other hands) of Abbot's letter to the bishops, with the text of James I's directions concerning preachers. 12 August 1622.

pp. 97-98. Letter from William Baker, secretary of George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, to William Page, conveying the Archbishop's advice to refrain from publishing his book in the controversy concerning bowing at the name of Jesus. Lambeth, 31 May 1631. With an endorsement in the hand of Laud.
Part of the letter is quoted in Paul Welsby, 'George Abbot' (London, 1962), p. 138. Page published his 'Treatise or justification of bowing at the name of Jesus' in 1631.

pp. 99-102. Letter from George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, to the bishops, conveying the text of Charles I's instructions (dated 15 December 1625) for enforcing the laws concerning recusants. A copy.

pp. 103-104. Instructions from Charles I to George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, setting out articles to be put into effect by the bishops, and requiring the two archbishops to submit annual accounts of their observance. The instructions were published in December 1629. The text was published from this manuscript in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 5, pp. 307-9, and from a slightly variant copy in the National Archives in Kenneth Fincham, 'Annual accounts of the Church of England, 1632-1639' in 'From the Reformation to the permissive society' (Boydell Press for the Church of England Record Society, 2010), pp. 63-149.

pp. 105-108. Annual report by George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, to Charles I on the state of the Province of Canterbury for the year 1632. Lambeth, 2 Jan. 1632/3. Signed by Abbot, but text is in the hand of his secretary William Baker. Published in Kenneth Fincham, 'Annual accounts of the Church of England, 1632-1639' in 'From the Reformation to the permissive society' (Boydell Press for the Church of England Record Society, 2010, pp. 81-3.

pp. 109-110. Not present. These pages are not recorded in the catalogue of the Wharton manuscripts copied by David Wilkins in 1720.
(LR/F/40, f. 57v).

pp. 111-112 [Modern pagination, not paginated by Henry Wharton, but included in the catalogue of the Wharton manuscripts copied by David Wilkins in 1720 (LR/F/40, f. 57v)]. 'Pro scholaribus palatinatis'. A list of contributions from Oxford Colleges for the support of scholars from the Palatinate of the Rhine. n.d.

pp. 113-116. The submission and supplication sent by Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Alban (1561-1626) to the House of Lords. Published in Francis Bacon, 'Works', 14 vols (London, 1857-74), vol 14, pp. 242-245, where dated 22 April 1621.

pp. 117-124. 'Wheather Suttons Hospital may be dissolved and the landes or the use of them converted towards the maintenance of an armye of 10,000 or 12,000 men...'. Signed 'Guil. Meneven.'. A draft and fair copy of a response by William Laud to a proposal for the dissolution of the Charterhouse. Autograph, with a note by Laud: 'I delivered in this answear Wensdaye Octob. 13 1624'.
Printed in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 1-4.

pp. 125-128. An anonymous paper attacking the Bishop of Norwich for favouring the Puritan lecturers Nicholas Price and Thomas Hare and their views during his visitation in May of King's Lynn. With a note in the hand of William Laud: 'Thiss paper was sent me Octob. 12 1627'. The Bishop of Norwich in 1627 was Samuel Harsnett. Also with an endorsement by William Sancroft: 'Complaint of Bp Corbets favouring of puritans'; however Richard Corbet was Bishop of Norwich 1632-5.

pp. 129-132. Order from Richard Deane (d. 1635), Lord Mayor of London, to constables and other city officers, concerning Sabbath breakers. 20 April 1629. Endorsed by Laud: 'The Lord Maior of Londons warrant against breakers of the Sabboth. My jurisdiction interessed'.

pp. 133-136. Letter to Laud from Robert Skinner (1591-1670), afterwards Bishop of Worcester, giving a detailed account of his visit to Oxford for the annual Act, with comments on disputations and sermons heard, and criticism of John Prideaux (1578-1650), Professor of Divinity and afterwards Bishop of Worcester, for his virulent attack on Thomas Laurence, or Thomas Lawrence (1598-1657), afterwards Master of Balliol, and the questions proposed by him for disputation. 16 July 1629. Endorsed by Laud: 'Act 1629. Dr Prideaux his carridge towards Mr. Lawrence in Oxford Act'.

pp. 137-140. Letter to Laud from Robert Rudd, Rector of St. Florence, Pembrokeshire, denying any part in an accusation of Arminianism against Richard Baylie (d. 1667), formerly Laud's chaplain and afterwards President of St. John's College, Oxford. St. Florence, 10 Sept. 1629. With an endorsement in Laud's hand.

pp. 141-176. Papers relating to Laud's attempt to secure the appointment of his chaplain Edward Stanley as Warden of Winchester College. 1630.
pp. 141-142. Letter from Laud to Robert Pinck (1573-1647), also known as Robert Pinke or Pincke, Warden of New College, Oxford. 10 Sept. 1630. A copy, with Laud's signature. Printed in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 278-9.
pp. 143-144. Letter from Laud to Robert Pinck, Warden of New College, Oxford. 12 Sept. 1630.A copy, autograph. Printed in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 288-9.
pp. 145-146. Letter from Laud to Robert Pinck, Warden of New College, Oxford. 1 Oct. 1630. A copy, autograph. Printed in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 289-90.
pp. 147-148. Depositions concerning the election of the Warden. 12-14 September [1630].
pp. 149-156. Copies of letters written to New College, Oxford, about elections of Wardens of Winchester College and New College. The letters are from James I (14 Oct. 1613), Thomas Bilson, Bishop of Winchester (25 Oct. 1613), and Thomas Egerton, afterwards 1st Viscount Brackley (1540-1617), Lord Chancellor (12 Oct. 1613). With an endorsement in Laud's hand.
pp. 157-164. Final leaves detached from the letters at pp. 141-6, with addresses and endorsements by Laud.
pp. 165-168. Anonymous letter to Laud from Oxford, dissuading him from favouring the candidature of Stanley for the Wardenship. With marginal comments in Laud's hand. Signed 'N.N.' 20 Sept.1630.
pp. 169-176. Two letters to Laud from Robert Pinck, Warden of New College, Oxford. 13 and 25 September 1630.

pp. 177-214. 'At Whytehall the 7th of November 1630. Orders to be observed in assemblies of Counsell'. Orders of Charles I for the Council. Followed by minutes of Privy Council and Star Chamber business 1632-38.

pp. 215-220. Letter to Laud from George Warburton (d. 1641), Dean of Wells, concerning his conflict with Dr. Woodd, one of the canons [Gerard Wood, Archdeacon of Wells], concerning the location of preaching in the cathedral of Wells. 30 September 1632. Printed in 'Documents of the Laudian period' in 'Collectanea II, a collection of documents from various sources arranged by ... T.F. Palmer (Somerset Record Society , 1928), pp. 177-217.

pp. 221-224. Minutes of business in the Star Chamber. 11 July 1633.

pp. 225-228. Letter to Laud from Charles I announcing his translation to Canterbury and requiring him to use such ceremonies, and carry himself with such state and dignity, as did his predecessors. 8 September 1633.

pp. 229-233. Letter to Laud from William Juxon, Bishop of London elect and afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, enclosing a text in the hand of Charles I for an alteration to the prayers for the Queen and the royal family in the Book of Common Prayer. Juxon points out that the name of Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, has been omitted. Autograph, signed. With an endorsement in the hand of Laud noting his receipt of the letter on 17 October 1633.

pp. 235-238. Instructions from Charles I to William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, concerning orders to be observed in the Province of Canterbury. 19 January 1634/5 (pp. 235-237). Included are instructions that each Bishop should submit an annual report on his diocese to the Archbishop before 10 December annually, and that the Archbishop should submit a composite report on the whole province to the King by 2 January following. A copy. Also registered in Laud's register f. 217. For an edition see Kenneth Fincham, 'Annual accounts of the Church of England, 1632-1639' in 'From the Reformation to the permissive society' (Boydell Press for the Church of England Record Society, 2010), pp. 80-81. Followed (p. 237) by a memorandum by Laud that his report for the year 1635 was duly delivered to Sir John Coke for the King but then mislaid. Followed (p. 238) by a memorandum in the hand of William Sancroft that the Archbishop's annual reports for 1632-39 (including the missing report for the year 1635) had come into his hands. Sancroft states that the reports were found in the study of Thomas Raymond, and were sent to Sancroft by Raymond's nephew and executor Sir William Cook. See their letters to Sancroft at pp. 239-244.

pp. 239-244. Letters to William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury, concerning the provenance of the annual reports of the Archbishop of Canterbury to Charles I (see pp. 235-8).
pp. 239-240. Letter to Sancroft from Sir William Cook, of Broome Hall, Norfolk, sending the annual reports with a letter left for Sancroft by Cook's uncle the late Thomas Raymond. 6 Nov. 1681.
pp. 241-244. Letter to Sancroft from Thomas Raymond (c.1610-c.1681) donating the annual reports. 18 Nov. 1678. Delivered with the letter of Sir William Cook of 6 Nov. 1681. Thomas Raymond was Clerk and Keeper of State Papers 1660-64. For his autobiography, see
'Autobiography of Thomas Raymond and memoirs of the family of Guise of Elmore, Gloucestershire, edited ... by G. Davies'. Camden Society, 3rd series vol 28 (London: Royal Historical Society, 1917).

pp. 245-298. Annual reports of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, to Charles I concerning the province of Canterbury. 1633-39. The reports are in the hand of William Dell, Laud's secretary, but are signed by Laud. Autograph marginal notes by Charles I are in the margins. For the provenance of these reports see pp. 235-44. For an edition and commentary see Kenneth Fincham, 'Annual accounts of the Church of England, 1632-1639' in 'From the Reformation to the permissive society' (Boydell Press for the Church of England Record Society, 2010), pp. 63-149. Page 285 is reproduced in 'Lambeth Palace Library: Treasures from the Collections of the Archbishops of Canterbury', ed. Richard Palmer and Michelle P. Brown (London, 2010), p. 125.
pp. 245-250. Report for the year 1633. Dated 2 Jan. 1633 [ie. 2 January 1633/4].
pp. 251-258. Report for the year 1634. Dated 2 Jan. 1634 [ie. 2 January 1634/5].
pp. 259-266. Report for the year 1635. Dated 2 Jan. 1635 [ie. 2 January 1635/6].
pp. 267-274. Report for the year 1636. n.d. Charles I's marginal notes are dated 21 Feb. 1637 [ie. 21 Feb. 1636/7].
pp. 275-282. Report for the year 1637. n.d.
pp. 283-290. Report for the year 1638. Dated 2 Jan. 1638/9.
pp. 291-298. Report for the year 1639. Dated 2 Jan. 1639 [ie. 2 January 1639/40]. Charles I's marginal notes are dated [10] February 1639/40.

pp. 299-308. Letters relating to the establishment of a press for works in Greek. 1634. Copies, in a single hand. The text of pp. 299-302 is published in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 342-4.
pp. 299-300. Letter from William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, to Robert Barker [Robert Barker (c.1568-1646), king's printer] and Martin Lucas, printers, conveying the instructions of Charles I for the creation of a Greek fount for printing. 18 Jan. 1633 [ie. 18 Jan. 1633/4].
pp. 301-302. Letter from Charles I to William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, stating that the fine of £300 imposed on Barker and Lucas [for the mistakes in the 'Wicked Bible'] may be used for creating a Greek fount and necessaries for printing manuscripts in Greek from the Royal Library and elsewhere. n.d.
pp. 303-308. Letter from Robert Barker and Martin Lucas to Laud accepting the arrangements for printing in Greek. 27 January 1633 [ie. 27 Jan. 1633/4].

pp. 309-316. Letter from William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury to Robert Pinck, Vice Chancellor, and the Convocation of Oxford University, 22 May 1635, with a reply from the University, 28 May 1635. The letters concern Laud's donation of manuscripts to the Bodleian Library. Copies, in a single hand. In Latin.

pp. 317-328. 'A catalogue of bookes printed att Oxford'. A political satire in the form of 84 supposed book titles. Begins: 'Its possible the King may fall in love with...'. n.d. [temp. Charles II, after 1660]. Pages 324-8 are blank, except for some jottings at p. 328 which may not belong with this item.

pp. 329-332. Letter from Charles I to George Coke (1570-1646), Bishop of Bristol, commanding him not to renew the lease of the manor of Abbots Cromwell, near Tortworth, Glos., but to hold that estate as demesne. 28 March 9 Charles I [1633]. A certified copy from the register of the Bishop of Bristol. Endorsement in the hand of Laud's secretary William Dell.

pp. 333-336. Letter from Charles I to William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury concerning the usurpation of the patronage of benefices belonging to the crown. 17 July 8 Charles I [1632].

pp. 337-340. Letter from William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury to Edmund Griffith (1570-1637), Bishop of Bangor, ordering a survey of lands of the see of Bangor. 16 Aug. 1634. Printed in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 389-90. In the hand of Sackville Wade.

pp. 341-344. Letter from Charles I to the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, forbidding the leasing of estate lands for terms of lives. 22 June 10 Charles I [1634].

pp. 345-348. Letter from Charles I to William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, re-enforcing his prohibition on the leasing of church lands for terms of lives. 6 October 10 Charles I [1634].

pp. 349-352. Letter from Charles I to William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, assenting to the election of Matthew Wren as Bishop of Hereford. 27 Feb. 10 Charles I [1635]. A copy from Laud's register.

pp. 353-360. Letter from Charles I to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of York concerning their attendance and comportment in York Minster. 2 July 1637. With a letter from Charles I to Richard Neile, Archbishop of York, forbidding the leasing of estate lands for terms of lives. 22 June 10 Charles I [1634]. Copies, in a single hand. With notes in the hand of William Sancroft.

pp. 361-368. Letter from Charles I to William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, concerning the King's benefaction for the repair of St. Paul's Cathedral. 23 April 10 Charles I [1634]. With a letter from William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, to the Lord Mayor of London, conveying the King's intention. 28 April 1634. Laud's letter is printed in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 369-370.

pp. 369-376. 'A Note of such things as were found in a trunk of Sir Edward Coke, taken from Pepys, his servant [John Pepys, a cousin of the diarist]. This trunk was brought to Bagshot by his M[ajesty's] commandment and there broken up by his M[ajesty] 9 September 1634'. Lists papers and possessions of Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), following his death on 3 September 1634.

pp. 377-380. Privy Council decisions concerning the records in the Tower of London. Copies, in a single hand.
p. 377. Order against lodgings close to the records as a precaution against fire. 29 May 1635.
p. 379. Appointment of William Ryley (d. 1667) as clerk of the records under the Master of the Rolls. 6 Aug. 1651.
p. 379. Order concerning the payment of William Ryley's salary. 31 March 1653.

pp. 380a-g. [not paginated by Henry Wharton, possibly an addition to the original collection]. A return from George Griffith, Bishop of St. Asaph, to a survey ordained by Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury, of ordinations, pluralists, lecturers, schoolmasters, physicians and nonconformists in each diocese of the Province of Canterbury. 1665. Original, signed. A summary version of this return is in MS. 639, ff. 300-9.

pp. 381-388. Letter from Henry Montagu (1605-1677), afterwards Abbot of St. Martin, Pontoise, to his father Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, announcing his conversion to Roman Catholicism. Paris, 21 Nov. 1635. A copy, with corrections to the text in the hand of William Sancroft. Montagu's letter circulated widely in manuscript and was published as 'The coppy of a letter sent from France by Mr. Walter Mountagu to his father the Lord Privie Seale, with his answere thereunto', 1641 (Wing M2472).

pp. 389-392. 'Reasons to move hir Ma[jes]tie for the confirmation of the cathedrall churches erected by King Henry the VIII being called into question for want of the records of that tyme...'. A proposal to ratify the status of the new cathedral foundations of Henry VIII by an act of Parliament. n.d. [temp. Elizabeth I]. A copy.

pp. 393-394. 'Reasons for the suite of the tenthes'. A project concerning the tenths of impropriate church livings, and reasons for commencing a suit concerning them. n.d.

pp. 395-400. 'Certaine considerations to bee offered to his Ma[jes]tye'. Proposals for the restoration of church lands to the church, and for the future governance of the church. n.d. [c.1660].

pp. 401-474. William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury. Articles, answers and orders during his metropolitical visitation of the Province of Canterbury.
pp. 401-404. 'Certaine proposicions and queres whereunto the answere of the Deane and Prebendaries of Christ Church Canterbury is desired by the ... Archbishop of Canterbury'. 18 queries, followed by the name of Nathaniel Brent (1574-1652), Laud's Vicar General and chief agent in his visitation of the Province of Canterbury. [1634]. Published in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 5, pp. 455-6.
pp. 405-408. Answers of the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester to the visitation articles. [1634]. For the text of the articles for Gloucester, written in the same hand, see pp. 447-450.
pp. 409-414. Letter from Laud to the Dean and Chapter of Norwich concerning the cathedral choir and means for its support. 3 Dec. 1634. Published in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 403-4. With the reply from the Dean and Chapter endorsed with the date of receipt, 20 Dec. 1634.
pp. 415-419 [pagination by Wharton is incorrect, 4 pages only]. Articles for the visitation of Winchester College, 1635. See William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 5, p. 471.
pp. 420-422. Not present. Not listed in David Wilkins' list of contents of this manuscript (LR/F/40, f. 58v).
pp. 423-426. Orders from Laud to the Dean and Chapter of Peterborough. 20 Feb. 1635. Published from Laud's register ff. 238b-239a in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 5, pp. 487-8. In the hand of Sackville Wade.
pp. 427-430. Orders from Laud to the Dean and Chapter of Chichester. 20 February 1635. Published from Laud's register f. 238 in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 5, pp. 485-6. In the hand of Sackville Wade.
pp. 431-434. Orders from Laud to the Dean and Chapter of Norwich. 20 February 1635. Published from Laud's register f. 237 in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 5, p. 483. In the hand of Sackville Wade.
pp. 435-438. Orders from Laud to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. 20 February 1635. Published from Laud's register ff. 237b-238a in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 5, pp. 484-5. In the hand of Sackville Wade.
pp. 439-442. Orders from Laud to the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. 20 February 1635. Published from Laud's register f. 237a in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 5, pp. 481-2. In the hand of Sackville Wade.
pp. 443-446. Orders from Laud to the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester. 20 February 1635. Published from Laud's register ff. 236a-237a in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 5, pp. 479-481. In the hand of Sackville Wade.
pp. 447-450. Articles for the visitation of Gloucester cathedral. 1635. Followed by the initials 'N.B.' [Nathaniel Brent]. Published from Laud's register f. 154a in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 5, p. 465. Cf. Kenneth Fincham ed., 'Visitation articles and injuctions of the early Stuart church', vol 2 (Boydell Press for the Church of England Record Society, 1998), p. 114. For the answers to the articles see this manuscript pp. 405-8.
pp. 451-454. Articles for the visitation of Canterbury cathedral. 1634. Published from Laud's register ff. 79b-80b in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 5, pp. 453-5.
pp. 455-462. Orders from Laud to Eton College. 11 March 1636/7. Published from Laud's register f. 258b in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 5, pp. 497-8. With a copy of a letter from the Provost and fellows of King's College, Cambridge, to Charles I asking that Laud should consider the relationship between King's College and Eton College in his visitation [1634], and a copy of the King's agreement dated 30 Nov. 1634. Partly in the hand of Sackville Wade.
pp. 463-466. Orders from Laud to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's. 9 May 1639. Published from this manuscript in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 5, pp. 488-9.
pp. 467-474. Orders from Laud to the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 7 June 1639. Published from this manuscript in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 5, pp. 493-5. With a copy, in the hand of William Sancroft, of the Dean and Chapter's acceptance of the orders, 20 July 1639, and a copy of a letter from Laud to the Dean and Chapter sending the orders, 3 July 1639. The letter is printed from this manuscript in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 566-7.

pp. 475-478. 'Reasons why the communion table in every church should be sett close under the East window or wall with the ends North and South, and be railed in'. With an endorsement in Laud's hand: 'Rec'd Mar 9 1633 [ie. 9 March 1633/4]... Bath and Wells about placing the communion table'. The text is by William Piers (1580-1670), Bishop of Bath and Wells. Printed in 'Documents of the Laudian period' in 'Collectanea II, a collection of documents from various sources arranged by ... T.F. Palmer (Somerset Record Society, 1928), pp. 177-217. See also Kenneth Fincham and Nicholas Tyacke, 'Altars Restored: the Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c1700' (Oxford, 2007), pp. 201-2.

pp. 479-480. Reasons alleged in the parish of St. Gregory, London, against the repositioning of the communion table at the end of the chancel. With the order of Charles I in Privy Council concerning the case, 3 Nov. 1633. See Kenneth Fincham and Nicholas Tyacke, 'Altars Restored: the Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c1700' (Oxford, 2007), pp.191-6.

pp. 481-510. Papers relating to the relocation of the communion table in the parish of Beckington, Somerset, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Mostly printed in 'Documents of the Laudian period' in 'Collectanea II, a collection of documents from various sources arranged by ... T.F. Palmer (Somerset Record Society, 1928), pp. 177-217. See also Kenneth Fincham and Nicholas Tyacke, 'Altars Restored: the Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c1700' (Oxford, 2007), pp. 222-4.
pp. 481-2. Fourteen reasons of the churchwardens of Beckington against removing the altar to the east end of the chancel.
pp. 485-497. Proceedings in the consistory court of Bath and Wells. Oct.-Dec. 1635.
pp. 499-502. 'The state of the chancell of Beckington. December 21 1635'. A statement by Alexander Huish, rector of Beckington.
pp. 503-510. Autobiographical statement by Alexander Huish concerning his institution as rector of Beckington in 1628.

pp. 511-516. Blank.

pp. 517-518. Not present. Not listed in David Wilkins' list of contents of this manuscript (LR/F/40, f. 58v).

pp. 519-522. Letter from William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, as Chancellor of Dublin University, to Thomas Wentworth, afterwards 1st Earl of Strafford, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, sending copies of the charter and new statutes of Trinity College, Dublin. 21 March 1636 [ie. 1636/7]. In the hand of Sackville Wade. Published from Laud's register f. 259b in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 487-8.
For Laud's copy of the statutes see MS. 730.

pp. 523-554. Papers relating to the Church in Ireland.
pp. 523-534. List of improvements in the income of the Church. Endorsed in Laud's hand: 'Rec.d Janua 16 1635. Improvements for the Church within the Province of Ulster and Diocess of Corke, since the L Viscount Wentworth's beinge L Deputye of Ireland [Thomas Wentworth, afterwards 1st Earl of Strafford, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland]. 10600l per An.'. January 1635/6. Inserted at pp. 529-532 is a letter (original) from William Noy, or William Noye (1577-1634) Attorney General, to Laud concerning the recovery of rectories and tithes in Ireland, 2 September 1631.
pp. 535-554. List of improvements in the income of the Church. Endorsed: 'Rec.d Jan. 22 1638/9. A copie of the improvements of the church livings within the Province of Armagh in Ireland since my L. Viscounte Wentworth was first made Deputy there which was anno 1633'. With a further endorsement in Laud's hand: 'Sent me by Dr. John Bramhall L. Bp. of Derrye'.

pp. 555-558. Letter to Laud from Sir John Lambe, Dean of the Arches, concerning abuses with regard to impropriate vicarages in the Diocese of Lincoln. 18 Sept. 1637. Autograph, with endorsement in the hand of Laud's secretary William Dell.

pp. 559-562. Letter to Laud from Richard Neile, Archbishop of York, asking his advice concerning the High Commission at York and fines imposed on the 'Chester men'; on the ecclesiastical control of foreigners settled in the level of Hatfield Chase [Yorks. and Lincs.]; and other matters. 22 January 1637/8. Autograph. Endorsed: 'York. Certayne things for Dr Farmery to consider of' [John Farmerie, Chancellor of Lincoln Diocese]. Cf. Hugh Trevor-Roper, 'Archbishop Laud', 3rd ed, (London, 1988), pp. 323, 202-3.

pp. 563-566. Letter to Laud from William Piers (1580-1670), Bishop of Bath and Wells, concerning his efforts to abolish a lectureship in the church of St. Mary Magdalene, Taunton. 6 October 1637. Autograph, with an endorsement in the hand of William Dell, Laud's secretary.

pp. 567-568. Statement signed by Roger Maynwaring (or Roger Manwaring), afterwards Bishop of St. David's (d. 1653) concerning the printing of two controversial sermons preached by him before Charles I [in July 1627]. n.d. With an endorsement in Laud's hand: 'Dr. Manwaringes hand concerning the printinge of his sermons'.

pp. 569-570. Petition to Laud from John Gobeart, MA, curate of the Lee, Bucks., concerning the inadequacy of his stipend. With an instruction signed by Laud requesting Sir John Lambe, Dean of the Arches, to assist the petitioner, 22 Feb. 1636/7.

pp. 571-574. Letter from Charles I to Laud and other bishops and counsellors, concerning the use of the ex officio oath. 4 Feb. 1637/8. A copy.

pp. 575-586. Proceedings in the Star Chamber arising out of the prosecution of John Bastwick and William Prynne. 12 May and 4 July 1637. With confirmation by the Lords Justices and counsel of the authority and standing of the ecclesiastical courts and episcopal visitations. July 1637. pp. 577-8, 583 are in the hand of Sackville Wade.

pp. 587-590. Letter from Sir John Bankes (1589-1644), Attorney General, to 'your Honor', concerning the right of Sir John Jermyn to make leases as Governor of Jersey. 1 Feb. 1638/9.

pp. 591-594. Letter from Laud to the bishops of the Province of Canterbury concerning the 'et cetera' oath at ordinations and institutions. 6 Oct. 1640. A copy, signed by Laud. Printed from this manuscript in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, p. 584.

pp. 595-598. Queries from some of the clergy in the Diocese of London concerning the 'et cetera' oath, 1640.

pp. 599-602. Account by Richard Holdsworth (1590-1649), Archdeacon of Huntingdon, of his conduct in the Convocation of May 1640. (pp. 601-2 are blank).

pp. 603-606. Letter from Laud to Philip Herbert, 1st Earl of Montgomery and 4th Earl of Pembroke, Lord Chamberlain, recommending the appointment of Laud's chaplain John Oliver [1601-1661, afterwards President of Magdalen College, Oxford] as chaplain to the King. 25 Sept. 1640. Autograph. Printed from this manuscript in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 583-4

pp. 607-614. Injunctions in the primary visitation of Matthew Wren, Bishop of Norwich. 1636. Two copies. See Kenneth Fincham ed., 'Visitation articles and injuctions of the early Stuart church', vol 2 (Boydell Press for the Church of England Record Society, 1998), pp. 145-9.

pp. 615-618. Account by Matthew Wren, Bishop of Ely, of the state of his diocese for the year 1639, submitted to Laud in accordance with the King's instructions. 1 December 1639. Signed by Wren. Endorsements in the hand of Laud and his secretary William Dell.

pp. 619-630. Account by Richard Montagu, or Richard Montague, Bishop of Norwich, of the state of his diocese [for the year 1638], submitted to Laud in accordance with the King's instructions. n.d. Endorsed by Laud: 'B. Norwich Montagu his accompt to me ... pro anno finito 1638'.

pp. 631-634. Instructions by Richard Montagu, or Richard Montague, Bishop of Norwich, to his clergy concerning the reception of communion at the altar rails. With a note: 'This was published at a sinode att Ipswich October the 8th anno domini 1639...'. Endorsed by Laud's secretary William Dell: 'Rec. Oct 24 1639. My L of Norwich his directions to his clergy about coming up to the rayles etc'. See Kenneth Fincham and Nicholas Tyacke, 'Altars Restored: the Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c1700' (Oxford, 2007), pp. 211-7.

pp. 635-638. Orders by John Towers, Bishop of Peterborough, for the Wednesday lectures [to be delivered in accordance with Laudian principles] in Brackley, Northants. 1639. pp. 635 and 637 formed the recto of a single leaf, written continuously across the page.

pp. 639-642. Letter from John Coke, secretary of state, on behalf of Charles I, to the Master of the Requests, concerning petitions to the King concerning church matters. 30 Dec. 1638. A copy.

pp. 643-702. Papers relating to Scotland.
pp. 643-646 (bound after p. 662). Order of Charles I in Council to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to raise contributions from the clergy to fund an army against the Scots. 29 January 1638/9. In the hand of Sackville Wade.
pp. 647-650. Letter from Laud to the bishops of his Province concerning the raising of an army against the Scots. 31 Jan. 1638/9. Printed in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 558-9. A copy, with notes in the hands of Sancroft and Wharton.
pp. 651-654. Letter from Laud to Sir John Lambe, Dean of the Arches, concerning the raising of an army against the Scots. 11 Feb. 1638/9. A copy. Printed in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 560-1.
pp. 655-656. Letter from Laud to the bishops of his Province concerning the provision of livings in England for Scottish clergy who had suffered in the troubles there. 17 Oct. 1639. Printed from this manuscript in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 570-1, where dated 13 October.
pp. 657-8. Copy of a letter from 'Alderman Venn' [? Sir Richard Venn (d. 1639), Lord Mayor of London 1637-8] to 'My Lord' concerning events in Scotland. n.d. Endorsed by Laud's secretary William Dell: 'The copy of a letter said to be written from the Ld. Mayor of London to the Provost of Edinburgh'.
pp. 659-662. 'The true narrative concerning the Scottish Service Booke'. An autobiographical narrative by Laud. In the hand of his secretary William Dell. A response by Laud to article 13 of the articles of impeachment read to him on 26 Feb. 1641. A version was published in William Laud, 'The history of the troubles and trial of ... William Laud (London, 1695) pp. 168-170.
pp. 663-666. Declaration by Charles I in response to the 'pretended Assembly of Glasgow' [of 1638].
pp. 667-670. 'The index of the principal acts of the Assembly holden in Glasgow 1638'.
pp. 671-686. 'The generall act of the assembly houlden att Edenborrough the 12th day of August 1639 for abollishing of episcopacie and all innovations lately intruded in the kirke of Scotland'. Includes the registration of the recantation and resignation by the Bishops of Dunkeld and Orkney of their offices as bishops.
pp. 687-690. Extract from a letter of advice concerning Scotland and the consequences of James I's dismantling of the garrisons of Berwick and Carlisle. n.d. Endorsed by Laud: 'Received September 9 1638...'.
pp. 691-694. Propositions by Edward Conway, 2nd Viscount Conway, concerning funding for the fortification of Newcastle. n.d. Endorsed by Laud: 'Received Junii 16 1640 ...' An enclosure with the letter at pp. 711-2.
pp. 695-702. Two letters to Laud from Edward Conway, 2nd Viscount Conway, concerning the prospect of a Scottish invasion of England and other matters. Newcastle, 8 June and 6 July 1640. Autograph, with endorsements by Laud.

pp. 703-710. Two letters from Edward Conway, Secretary of State, afterwards 1st Viscount Conway, to his 'gracious patron', 'your Grace' [George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham] 24 Nov. 1624 and 26 Feb. 1624/5.

pp. 711-712. Letter to Laud from Edward Conway, 2nd Viscount Conway, concerning the fortification of Newcastle. Newcastle, 13 June 1640. Endorsed by Laud. An enclosure from this letter is at pp. 691-4.

pp. 713-716. Petition from the apprentices of London to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen concerning monopolies, patents and threats to their trades, and concerning the city clergy and their leanings towards Roman Catholicism. n.d.

pp. 717-726. Libels against William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury.
pp. 717-718. 'The intentions and proceedings of the city of London with the Archbishopp of Canterbury'. 14 May 1640.
pp. 719-720. 'William Laude Well am a divil'. An anagram and verses. With an endorsement in Laud's hand concerning its discovery in a box in Blackfriars church, dated 29 Aug. 1632.
pp. 721-722. Testimony to words spoken by Joan Hosey, of Colebrooke, Bucks., maligning Laud. 12 August 1634.
pp. 723-724 [four pages, two not numbered by Wharton]. 'Mr. Bastwicks letter. To Will Canterburie repentance and mercie from our Lord God'. 10 March 1636/7. Attributed to John Bastwick (d. 1654) following his citation to appear before the Star Chamber.
pp. 725-726. Testimony to words spoken by Oliver Kirke of Barn Elms, Surrey, maligning Laud. 1 Feb. 1639/40.

pp. 727-728. Order of the House of Lords for sequestering the jurisdiction of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, accused of high treason. 23 Oct 1641.

pp. 729-732. Deposition by William Loe (d. 1645), Vicar of Wandsworth, Surrey, concerning Laud's dealings with Richard Carpenter, a priest ordained in Rome who recanted. Endorsed by Laud: 'Dr Lowe concerninge Carpenter...' The deposition appears to relate to article 10 (concerning Laud's association with Roman Catholicism) in the articles of impeachment read to Laud on 26 Feb. 1641. On Carpenter, see Godfrey Anstruther, 'The seminary priests ... II, Early Stuarts', 1975, pp. 45-46.

pp. 733-734. Petition to the House of Commons of Hanna Reynolds, daughter of John Wharton, accused of printing the work of Burton, Bastwick and Prynne. n.d.

pp. 735-738. Speech intended for delivery in the House of Commons [by Sir Edward Dering (1598-1644)] concerning a case arising from the printing of a commentary by Dr. William Jones on the epistles to Philemon and Hebrews in a version expurgated and altered by the ecclesiastical censor Dr. Baker. A concluding note suggests that the speech was not delivered because of Dering's expulsion from the Commons on 2 February 1642.

pp. 739-746. Letter to Laud from Johann Jakob Breitinger (1575-1645) on behalf of the clergy and academics of Zurich, Berne, Basel and Schaffhausen. 21 March 1639. With Laud's reply dated 30 April 1639. In Latin. Copies. Laud's reply is printed in William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 6, pp. 563-6.

pp. 747-758. 'The defence made in the House of Lords by John Herne Esq.r on the behalfe of Willm Laud, Arch-Bishop of Canterbury'. The defence made by John Herne (c.1593-1649), also known as John Heron, in the House of Lords on behalf of Archbishop Laud [on 11 October 1644]. Followed by the reply of John Wilde (1590-1669) on behalf of the House of Commons and a further comment by Herne, and an account of Herne's visit to Laud two days before Laud's execution, when a revision to Laud's scaffold speech was made.
Herne's defence (but not the documents which follow) was included in 'The history of the troubles and tryal of the most reverend father in God, and blessed martyr, William Laud, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, wrote by himself...'; for the text see William Laud, 'The works...' 7 vols (Oxford, 1847-60), vol 4, pp. 386-99. Another copy is at pp. 1-8.
With a note in the hand of William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury, that the argument put forward by Herne was not his own but devised by Matthew Hale, afterwards Sir Matthew Hale.

pp. 759-778. Papers of Gilbert Sheldon, afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, concerning Charles I's negotiations at Newport, Isle of Wight, 1648.
pp. 759-760, 773-774. Letter from Sir Philip Warwick (1609-1683), secretary of Charles I, to Gilbert Sheldon giving an account of the terms of Charles I's concessions in the negotiations at Newport. 28 [no month] 1648.
pp. 761-762, 771-772. Letter from Brian Duppa, Bishop of Salisbury, to Gilbert Sheldon in captivity at Oxford. Richmond, 1 May [1648].
pp. 763-764, 769-770. Letter from Brian Duppa, Bishop of Salisbury, to Gilbert Sheldon in captivity at Oxford, concerning Charles I's negotiations at Newport. Newport, 10 Oct. [1648].
pp. 765-768. Letter from Robert Sanderson, afterwards Bishop of Lincoln, to Gilbert Sheldon, concerning Charles I's negotiations at Newport. Newport, 25 Sept. 1648.
pp. 769-774. Final leaves, with address panels, of the letters described above.
pp. 775-778. Copy of terms in Charles I's negotiations at Newport.

pp. 779-780. Letter from the army to 'your excellency', for presentation to Parliament, setting out grievances, especially lack of pay making it difficult to subsist or march against the Scots. n.d. A copy, supplied to Henry Wharton.

pp. 781-782. Order from Charles II to William Juxon, Archbishop of Canterbury, concerning the leasing of church lands. 13 Oct. 1660.

pp. 783-786. Order from Charles II to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, concerning the augmentation of livings appropriated to them. 9 August 12 Charles II [1660].

pp. 787-790. List of financial contributions given to Charles II by the Archbishops, Bishops, Deans and Chapters. Endorsed: 'A list of what the clergy gave to the King in the yeare 1661.

pp. 791-794. Letter from Charles II to Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury for raising a loan to repel the Dutch following their raid on the Medway. 21 June 1667.

pp. 795-797. Order of Charles II against any infringement of the licence granted to John Dancer 'to sett forth a description of the camp at Blackheath as well by brasse sculptures as otherwise'. 5 July 1673. Signed by Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, Secretary of State.

pp. 803-804. A summary of the will of George Morley, Bishop of Wincester (d. 1684). Endorsement in the hand of William Sancroft.

pp. 805-818. 'A particular of the charities, benefactions and other publicke disbursements of George [George Morley, d. 1684] late Bishop of Winchester'. Includes expenditure for buildings and repair at Farnham Castle, Chelsea House and Wolvesey Castle and Palace.

pp. 819-854. Warrants and mandates of Charles II.
pp. 819-822. Warrant of Charles II concerning the debt of Henry Compton, Bishop of London, for first fruits. 19 May 1677.
pp. 823-826. Privy Council letter (original) to William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury, concerning a collection in the Province of Canterbury for the relief of exiled foreign Protestants. 28 October 1681.
pp. 827-830. Mandate from Charles II to William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury, for the reading in parish churches of his declaration concerning the dissolution of Parliament. 11 April 1681. Original, signed by Charles II.
pp. 831-834. Order of Charles II that his secretaries of state should present no warrant for church or university preferment without prior consultation with the Archbishop of Canterbury or the Bishop of London. 27 Feb. 1680/1. A copy.
pp. 835-842. Declaration by Charles II concerning College fellowships. n.d. Endorsed by William Sancroft: 'The King's revocation of mandates for fellowships, and promise in the word of a King not to grant any; nor any dispensations without the consent of the societie'.
pp. 843-846. Mandate from Charles II to William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury, for a collection in the Diocese of Canterbury to assist the poor in the cities of London and Westminster unable to work because of the extreme weather. 2 Feb. 1683/4. Original, signed by Charles II.
pp. 847-854. Mandate from Charles II to William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury, for a collection in the province of Canterbury for the completion of Chelsea Hospital. 14 Nov. 1684. Original, signed by the King, and a copy.

pp. 855-938. Papers of, and relating to, William Chillingworth (1602-1644), theologian.
p. 855. Title in the hand of Henry Wharton: 'Papers of Mr. William Chillingworth, formerly delivered by Archbishop Sheldon to Dr. Sancroft, then Dean of St. Paul's and by my Lord Archbishop Sancroft delivered to me November 1693. Henry Wharton'.
pp. 857-878 (pp. 877-8 blank). Response by Chillingworth to five questions from Mr. Peake concerning justification and Protestant faith. Drafts and copies, in Chillingworth's hand.
pp. 879-886 (pp. 884-6 blank). 'The beginning of a treatise against the Scots' and 'Passages extracted out of the declarations of the Scots' (these titles added in the hand of William Sancroft). Drafts, in Chillingworth's hand.
pp. 887-894. 'Observations upon the Scottish Declaration'. A draft, in Chillingworth's hand.
pp. 895-898. 'Of the unlawfulnesse of resisting the lawfull Prince, although most impious tyrannical and idolatrous' (this title added in the hand of Henry Wharton). Possibly a fair copy, not in Chillingworth's hand.
p. 899. Letter from Chillingworth to an unnamed correspondent 'excusing his writing against the rebells' (title added in the hand of William Sancroft). n.d. A draft, incomplete. Printed in P. Des Maizeaux, 'An historical and critical account of the life and writings of Wm Chillingworth' (London, 1725), pp. 300-3.
p. 900. 'God's universal mercy in calling men to repentance' (title added in the hand of William Sancroft). A draft, in Chillingworth's hand.
pp. 901-904. 'Against punishing crimes by death' (title added in the hand of Gilbert Sheldon, with a further note in the hand of William Sancroft). A draft, in Chillingworth's hand. Each paragraph of the text is crossed through.
pp. 905-908. Letter [?to Chillingworth] from 'M.G.', written from 'B.G., 3 April 1637', endorsed 'Against Atheism'. With an added title in the hand of Henry Wharton: 'Of the imperfection of naturall religion and reason without the assistance of revelation'.
pp. 909-926 (pp. 925-6 blank). Two papers on the nature of faith. The first (pp. 909-912) is in Chillingworth's hand, and incomplete. The second (pp. 913-924), beginning 'Sect 3 Cap 20', is in another hand and not by Chillingworth as the text responds frequently to his views.
pp. 927-932. Drafts of papers in Chillingworth's hand. 'The absurdity of departing from the Church of England for want of sucession of visible professors in all ages' (title added in the hands of Sancroft and Wharton). And 'A brief answer of severall texts of scripture, alledged to prove the Church to be one, visible, universall, perpetuall and infallible' (title added in Wharton's hand). At p. 932 is an endorsement in the hand of Gilbert Sheldon: 'How dangerous to depart from the Church if England to ... Rome'.
pp. 934-935. Paper in the hand of Gilbert Sheldon concerning subscription to the Thirty Nine Articles. Incomplete. Endorsed by Sancroft: 'The whole is Abp Sheldon's hand and written (I suppose) for Mr. W. Chillingworth'. Printed in P. Des Maizeaux, 'An historical and critical account of the life and writings of Wm Chillingworth' (London, 1725), pp. 103-4.
pp. 935-938. Two letters from William Chillingworth to Gilbert Sheldon, afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury. n.d.[c.1628-30, following his conversion to Roman Catholicism] and 21 Sept. 1635, concerning his inability to subscribe in full to the Thirty Nine Articles. Copies made for Wharton, from originals then in the possession of Daniel Sheldon, nephew of the Archbishop. The letters are printed in P. Des Maizeaux, 'An historical and critical account of the life and writings of Wm Chillingworth' (London, 1725), pp. 7-8, 86-99.

pp. 939-942. Notes concerning this manuscript, in the hand of Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury.

pp. 943-944. Copy of a vow made by Charles I to retore to the church all impropriate and other church lands held by the crown if he were restored to the throne. Oxford, 13 April 1646. With a copy of a note by Gilbert Sheldon: 'This is a true copye of the Kings vow which was preserved 13 yeeres underground by mee Gilbert Sheldon, 1660 Aug. 21'. Presented to the Library by Rev. H. Percy Thompson in 1909 and bound into this manuscript.
LanguageEnglish
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2012
PhysicalDescriptionBuckram binding, 350 x 266 mm., 19th century.
Paper leaves, various sizes.
New pagination i, 1-8, then earlier pagination, in the hand of Henry Wharton, 47-937.
Original pages 1-46 are missing. New pages 1-8 are a substitute probably added in the 19th century binding (see Custodial History field). Numerous headings, identifications of documents etc are in the hands of William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury (eg. pp. 47, 50, 899, 977) and Henry Wharton (eg. pp. 61, 79, 103, 113).
A number of pages have the initials 'G.D.' in the top right hand corner (pp. 55, 57, 59, 141, 143, 145, 147, 149, 169, 171).
A number of documents (pp. 337-40, 423-46, 455-6, 519-22, 577-8, 583, 643-6), as well as endorsements, are in the hand of Sackville Wade (d. 1676), notary public, whose hand is found extensively in Laud's register and as clerk of the acts of Convocation (see MS. 1061 and Conv I/1/1). Others are in various hands, including that of Laud's secretary William Dell (see Description field).
CustodialHistoryFormerly Henry Wharton MS. M. For a full account of the custodial history of the Henry Wharton manuscripts, see the description of MS 580.
A copy of an inscription by Henry Wharton (1664-1695) concerning MS. 943 is found in MS. 4395, p. 244: 'M. A collection of papers delivered to me in loose sheets by my Lord Sancroft [William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury] in November 1693. The far greater part formerly belonged to Archbishop Laud, many of them being wrote with his own hand; but most of them endors'd by him, and having been taken from him by William Prynne, were, after his death, seized in his study by order of the King and Council and delivered to Archbishop Sheldon, who consign'd them to Dr. Sancroft then Dean of S. Paul's. In the latter part of the collection are added several papers of Abs Sheldon, Sancroft and of Mr Chillingworth: all of which I received at the same time from my Lord Archbishop Sancroft. Henry Wharton'. See also Wharton's note in MS. 943, p. 855 that the Chillingworth papers were delivered by Sheldon to Sancroft, and by Sancroft to Wharton in November 1693. Sancroft also passed to Wharton on 31 Oct 1693 Laud's diary and the autograph manuscript of Laud's 'History of the troubles and tryal of ... William Laud'. A copy of a note by Wharton concerning their publication and their presentation by him to St. John's College, Oxford, on 27 Dec. 1694 is pasted to the flyleaves of a copy of the 'History of the troubles and tryal' (London, 1695) in Lambeth Palace Library (*H5198.L28L2).
On Sancroft's acquisition of the annual reports of the Archbishop of Canterbury to Charles I on the Province of Canterbury see MS. 943, pp. 235-244.

Note in MS. 943, p. 939 in the hand of Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury: 'Miscellanie collection of papers relating to K. Ja, K. Cha 1, Ab. Laud, Bp. Abbot , K. C 2, Mr. Chillingworth ... Accts of several dioceses etc., sold by Mr. Edmund Wharton [father of Henry Wharton] to Mr. Keeble, stat. [stationer], and bought of him and bound by D.T. A.B.C. [Doctor Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury].

A detailed description of contents of this manuscript is found in the catalogue of the Wharton manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library by David Wilkins dated 1720 (LR/F/40, ff. 57r-60r), but with a note that the manuscript was missing. The description was evidently copied from an earlier list made in 1693 or 1694 when the manuscripts, including Laud's diary, were still in Wharton's possession. A.C. Ducarel noted that 'The original catalogue of the MSS of Henry Wharton in his own handwriting is now (1768) in the library of John Loveday esq, and is entitled Catalogus historiarum, tractarum, librorum, epistolarum...' (MS. 2214, f. 40). A later copy of the list of contents of MS 943, made by Henry Hall, Lambeth Librarian while the manuscript was still missing (with an endorsement by Archbishop Thomas Secker after its recovery) is in MS. 1719, ff. 100-05.

Recorded in Andrew Coltee Ducarel's catalogue of the Lambeth manuscripts dated 1763 (LR/F/42). Ducarel records that the collection was sold by Edmund Wharton to Mr. Keeble and bought from him and bound by Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury. He also states that this volume had been long lost; but was recovered by Archbishop Thomas Herring [Archbishop of Canterbury 1747-57]. The volume, with some money and papers, was found in a box which Archbishop Tenison directed his executors to burn without opening; but the box bursting in the fire, the money and this book, which they supposed was forgotten by the Archbishop, was taken out and preserved. Archbishop Herring made Mrs Ibbot, the widow of Dr Ibbot formerly Librarian [Benjamin Ibbot (1680-1725)], a present of five guineas for it. Ducarel states that he had this information from his predecessor as Lambeth Librarian, Henry Hall. The same account is given by Ducarel in a report on the Library in 1757 (MS. 2214, f. 32v), and in a note dated Oct. 15 1757 at f. i of MS. 943.

Recorded in H.J Todd, 'A catalogue of the archiepiscopal manuscripts in the library at Lambeth Palace' (1812). Todd printed the description included by David Wilkins in his catalogue of 1720 with an additional note on the recovery of the manuscript taken from the catalogue by A.C. Ducarel dated 1763.

MS 943 pp. 1-46, as described by David Wilkins and in the same description printed by H.J. Todd, are missing. They are described as:
pp. 1-6. 'Reasons against the Bill exhibited in the time of Queen Elizabeth in the lower House of Parliament against pluralities of benefices'.
pp. 7-10. 'A Petition to Abp. Parker to confer upon Dr. Styward the Chancellorship of the Diocese of Norwich'.
pp. 11-41. 'Large Extracts out of the Journal of Convocation' from the period 1584-1628.
p. 42. 'Form of an Archbishop's Writt for summoning a Convocation'.
p. 43. 'Form of the King's Writt to the Archbp. for summoning a Convocation'.
pp. 43-46. 'Acta Convocationum habitarum tempore Ricardi Bancroft, Archiepi. Cantuar.'.
These papers were already missing in the late 19th century (a Library copy of the Todd catalogue, once the LPL reading room copy, has a faded and partly illegible note concerning these items in the hand of Samuel Wayland Kershaw, Lambeth Librarian 1868-1910, beginning 'So described by Dr. Wilkins...'). Wilkins' description of missing Wharton manuscripts was taken from an earlier list made in Wharton's lifetime, in 1693 or 1694, and includes items such as Laud's diaries which never came to Lambeth Palace Library. It is therefore possible therefore that pp. 1-46 were already missing when the manuscript was acquired and bound by Thomas Tenison prior to its acquisition by Lambeth Palace Library.

Samuel Wayland Kershaw, Lambeth Librarian 1868-1910, was responsible for the present binding (see his notes at p. i and at p. 941: 'These 2 sheets to be inserted at end'). He added the items which are now pp. 939-944, and probably also the item which is now pp. 1-8.
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library Box 594
PublnNoteJames, Leonie. 'This great firebrand (Woodbridge, 2017) [Lambeth Palace Library H5198.L2J2]
S. Platten, and C. Woods eds., 'Comfortable words: polity and piety and the Book of common prayer' (London, 2012) [Lambeth Palace Library H5145.C6P5]
Stuart Bradley, John Morton: adversary of Richard III, power behind the Tudors (Stroud, 2019) [Lambeth Palace Library H5198.M6B7]

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