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- TNA SP 12/49, 1. 1568/9 January 1. Sir Arthur Champernowne, John Kylligrew, Wm. Hawkyns, and others, to the Council. Have stayed and landed from certain vessels at Saltash and Foy the Spanish plate and treasure. It is said to have been gathered by order of the Pope to be employed against the Protestants.
- TNA SP 12/49, 2. 1568/9 January 1. Sir Arthur Champernowne to Sir Wm. Cecil. Has nothing Plymouth, more to communicate concerning the stay of the Spanish goods and treasure. Requests stay may be made of the proceedings instituted by the Spanish Ambassador against William Hawkyns.
- TNA SP 12/49, 3. 1568/9 January 1. Lope de la Sierra to Anthonio de Guaras. Proceedings relative to the Spanish treasure taken out of his ship and lodged with the Mayor of Southampton. Has been urged to take his ship higher up the river for fear of pirates, but he avoided so doing.
- TNA SP 12/49, 4. 1568/9 January 3. Wm. Lord Cobham to Cecil. Transmission of letters to the Spanish Ambassador by extraordinary means. Sends a packet he has intercepted. Describes a Frenchman who passed through Canterbury eight days since.
- TNA SP 12/49, 5. 1568/9 January 3. Wm. Lord Cobham to Sir Wm. Cecil. Intelligence that the English merchants and their goods are stayed in Flanders. Desires to know if he shall stay the Flemings at Dover and Sandwich.
- TNA SP 12/49, 6. 1568/9 January 4. Wm. Southaick, Mayor, to Sir Wm. Cecil. Intelligence that all the English at Dunkirk have been imprisoned and their vessels seized.
- TNA SP 12/49, 7. 1568/9 January 4. Lawrence Carwoode to Wm. Marsden. Sends a letter for John Benet, and a testimonial from Mr. Tho. Ley to his brother Mr. Bryatt, about some cloths.
- TNA SP 12/49, 8. 1568/9 January 4. Champernowne, Hawkyns, and others, to the Council. Have observed their directions concerning shipping in their custody. Will preserve and place in safe custody all shipping that shall arrive; until the dangers of the sea, by reason of the French, may be avoided.
- TNA SP 12/49, 9. 1568/9 January 4. Sir Thomas Rowe, Lord Mayor of London, to Cecil. Has received intelligence of the arrest of English merchants at Antwerp. Has thought fit to stay all the posts which were ready to be despatched.
- TNA SP 12/49, 10. 1568/9 January 5. Sir Nich. Bacon to Sir Wm. Cecil. Advises seizure to be made of the Flemings' goods, to the Queen's use. Thinks what has been done in Flanders may be without the King of Spain's commission.
- TNA SP 12/49, 11. 1568/9 January 6. Sir Tho. Rowe to the Council. Informs them of the seizures he has caused to be made of the bodies and goods of certain Merchant Strangers.
- TNA SP 12/49, 12. 1568/9 January 7. Sir Tho. Rowe to the Council. Intelligence that the Secretary of the Spanish Ambassador had landed at Dunkirk, and caused sixteen Englishmen to be committed to prison there, and all Englishmen and their ships to be arrested, particularly the four last ships of the Merchant Adventurers.
- TNA SP 12/49, 13. 1568/9 January 7. Sir Tho. Offley, Mayor of the Staple, to Sir Wm. Cecil. Information that the goods and merchandize of the Merchants of the Staple have been stayed in Flanders.
- TNA SP 12/49, 14. 1568/9 January 7? Merchant Adventurers to the Council. Explain the circumstances under which they sent the four last ships to Flanders, which have been arrested. Express great regret in having given offence thereby.
- TNA SP 12/49, 15. 1568/9 January 8. Merchant Adventurers to the Council. Soliciting that measures may be taken for procuring satisfaction for arrest of their goods in Flanders, by the seizure of the property of Spanish subjects in London.
- TNA SP 12/49, 16. 1568/9 January 9. Lord Adm. Clynton to Cecil. Recommends the two large Venetian vessels from London and from Flanders, which must necessarily touch in Spain, should be stayed for a month.
- TNA SP 12/49, 17. 1568/9 January 9. Memorial of George Kyghtley to the Council. Prays for some compensation for the loss of his lands and goods at Barrow (Bergenop-Zoom), in Brabant, which the Duke of Alva has wrongfully deprived him of.
- TNA SP 12/49, 18. 1568/9 January 10. Mayor, &c., of Southampton to the Council. Have stayed some vessels belonging to the subjects of the King of Spain. Desire further instructions. Incloses TNA SP 12/49, 18. i.
- TNA SP 12/49, 18. i. 1568/9 January. Note of such goods, ships, and men belonging to the merchants of Southampton as are known to be under the dominion of the King of Spain, together with a note of other merchants' goods being in the said parts, who have requested they should be stayed.
- TNA SP 12/49, 19. 1568/9 January 11. Merchants of the Staple to the Council. Soliciting recompence for their losses by arrest of their goods and property in Flanders, from the property of Spanish subjects seized in England.
- TNA SP 12/49, 20. 1568/9 January 11. Lord Cobham to Cecil. Purposes to give directions through out all the ports that the French may pass. Has intercepted a packet of letters. It will be necessary to put the coasts of the Kingdom into a better state of defence.
- TNA SP 12/49, 21. 1568/9 January 12. Sir A. Champernowne to the Council. Has stayed all the ships of the King of Spain's subjects in Dartmouth and Plymouth. The ships are very large, and one of them has sprung a leak.
- TNA SP 12/49, 22. 1568/9 January 12. Tho. Windebank to Cecil. Has been suffering from a severe fit of the ague. Gives particulars of transactions respecting certain letters.
- TNA SP 12/49, 23. 1568/9 January 13. Lord Cobham to Sir Wm. Cecil. Has dispatched M. de la Croce. Packet arrived from Calais for the French Ambassador. Caused it to be opened and found among other letters one to the Bishop of Glasgow, which he transmits. Conversation with La Croce.
- TNA SP 12/49, 24. 1568/9 January 14. Dr. Valentine Dale to Sir Wm. Cecil. The conduct of the Spanish Ambassador puts him in remembrance of what he has read in the treatise of Petrinus Bellus, (one of the King of Spain's own men,) "De re militari." He writes plainly "Legatos non esse tutos qui hostilia moliuntur aut excedunt fines mandati."
- TNA SP 12/49, 25. 1568/9 January 14. Sir Thomas Rowe to Sir Wm. Cecil. Has collected the principal matters touching the Queen's commission for arrest of Spanish merchants. Details his proceeding therein.
- TNA SP 12/49, 26. 1568/9 January 16. Drs. David Lewes, Val. Dale, and Wm. Aubrey, to same. State their opinion in the case of the spoil committed by the King of Portugal's armada in the river of Cesto, on the ship and goods of Mr. William and Mr. George Wynter. Recommend letters of Marque be granted to them.
- TNA SP 12/49, 27. 1568/9 January 16?. Articles to be alleged in Mr. Wynter's cause, abating the estimation of his loss in the river of Cesto. (Probably subsequent to the above).
- TNA SP 12/49, 28. 1568/9 January 17. Sir Fr. Knollys to the Queen. On the audacious boldness of the late proceedings of the Duke of Alva, particularly in connection with. the Q. of Scots. Gives advice for the management of her Council. Is himself unfitted for a courtier.
- TNA SP 12/49, 29. 1568/9 January 17. John Yonge, Vice Chancellor of Cambridge, to Cecil. Objects to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners exercising any jurisdiction within the University. Controversies between the town of Cambridge and the University.
- TNA SP 12/49, 30. 1568/9 January 19. Proposition by the Merchant Adventurers for the exportation of cloths and other English goods to Hamburgh and Emden.
- TNA SP 12/49, 31. 1568/9 January 20. John Kylligrew and others to the Council. Concerning the goods and treasure of the Spaniards in the ships stayed in the ports of the west of England.
- TNA SP 12/49, 32. 1568/9 January 20. Tho. Tayllour to Lord Cobham. Reports his interview with Mons. D'Assonleville, the Flemish Ambassador, and stayed him till further orders. Symond Starkey, and others, are in his company.
- TNA SP 12/49, 33. 1568/9 January 20. Tho. Tayllour to Lord Cobham. the Flemish Ambassador finds himself aggrieved at being stayed. Assured him that Lord Cobham would show him every courtesy in his power. He has sent up his Secretary.
- TNA SP 12/49, 34. 1568/9 January 20. Lord Cobham to Cecil. Has sent the bearer with the servants and Secretary of Mons. D'Assonleville, the Flemish Ambassador, who is annoyed at his detention.
- TNA SP 12/49, 35. 1568/9 January 20. Richard Davies, Bishop of St. David's, to Sir Wm. Cecil. Concerning the right of presentation to the church of Llanarth, whether belonging to the Bishoprick of St. David's or a prebend belonging to the church of Llandewybrevy, and therefore devolving to the Crown. Incloses TNA SP 12/49, 35. i.
- TNA SP 12/49, 35. i. 1568/9 January. Declaration of the matter of Llandewybrevy, with the names of the Parsonages supposed to make a College there, shewing Llanarth to belong to the Bishoprick of St. David's.
- TNA SP 12/49, 36. 1568/9 January 20. Wm. Hawkyns to Sir Wm. Cecil. A small bark of his brother's (John Hawkyns) fleet has arrived at Plymouth. Sends her captain, Francis Drake, who can inform him of all proceedings of the expedition. Requests to have a share of the Spanish goods and treasure stayed in England.
- TNA SP 12/49, 37. 1568/9 January 22. Wm. Hawkyns to the Council. Arrival of one of the small barks belonging to his brother's fleet. The return of his brother doubtful. Solicits some relief for the port and town of Plymouth.
- TNA SP 12/49, 38. 1568/9 January 23. Sir Thomas Rowe, Lord Mayor, to Cecil. Has appointed Mr. John Gresham and Mr. Aldersey to accompany M. D'Assonleville from Gravesend to London, and that he shall be lodged in the custody of Mr. Alderman Bond.
- TNA SP 12/49, 39. 1568/9 January 25. Sir Thomas Rowe, Lord Mayor, to the Lord Keeper. Has signified to D'Assonleville the Queen's pleasure concerning audience to be given him by the Council. He takes it very ill, saying his message is to the Queen.
- TNA SP 12/49, 40. 1568/9 January 25. John Hawkyns to Cecil. Notifies his arrival at Mountsbay with the Minion, which alone is left of all their fleet. Their losses by the treason of the Spaniards. All their business hath had infelicity, misfortune, and an unhappy end. On board the Minion. Incloses TNA SP 12/49, 40. i.
- TNA SP 12/49, 40. i. 1568/9 January. A note or journal by John Hawkyns of the places arrived at and the times, in the voyage made with the Jesus and the Mynion. 1567 and 1568.
- TNA SP 12/49, 41. 1568/9 January 25. Petition of merchants of London trading to Rouen to the Council. To licence one John White to go with his hoy to Rouen, to bring home certain merchandize there belonging to them.
- TNA SP 12/49, 42. 1568/9 January 27. William Hawkyns to Cecil. His brothers's arrival with the Minion in Mountsbay. Has sent a bark to him with provisions. Sir A. Champernowne will leave Plymouth with the Spanish treasure for Exeter.
- TNA SP 12/49, 43. 1568/9 January 28. John Parkhurst, Bishop of Norwich, Sir Edmund Wyndham, and others, Ecclesiastical Commissioners, to same. Detail their proceedings in the survey of the Cathedral Church of Norwich, and its establishment.
- TNA SP 12/49, 44. 1568/9 January 30. Gabriel Goodman, Dean, and others, Prebendaries of Westminster, to same. Are desirous to preserve the herse of the Lady Knollys in their church, claimed by the heralds.
- TNA SP 12/49, 45. 1568/9 January 31. Dr. Lewes, Judge of the Admiralty, to same. Concerning the question propounded to him, "An legatus possit designare alium legatum?" or whether D'Assonleville sent to the Queen by the Duke of Alva is to be accepted as Ambassador from the King of Spain or the Duke?
- TNA SP 12/49, 46. 1568/9 January. Memorandum of increase of allowances to Officers in the department of the Comptroller of the Customs.
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