SP 1579 August

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August 1579, Anno 21 Eliz

Digital images of SP 12 Volume 131 are here [1]

Aug 6

  • TNA SP 12/131, 53. Bassyngborne Gaudy to Leicester. Desires him to procure the enlargement of his brother-in-law, Henry Everard. The sickness continues in Bury where he is imprisoned.
  • TNA SP 12/131, 54. Sir Fr. Walsingham to Burghley. News from Ireland. A sea force will be the most effective against the rebels as the Earl of Desmond remains faithful. Arrival of Du Simiers from the Low Countries. Desperate state of things there. The Queen's contemplated marriage.

Aug 7

  • TNA SP 12/131, 55. Geffrey Turvyle and H. Paineter to Walsingham. Have taken up eleven wains for the carriage of the munition to Bristol for Ireland.

Aug 8

  • TNA SP 12/131, 56. Walsingham to Burghley. An expedition by sea determined on as being most effective for Ireland. Preparations for the reception of Monsieur from Holland. Murray has returned to Scotland. The calm with the Low Countries cannot long endure.

Aug 9

  • TNA SP 12/131, 57. Estimate of the charges for the equipment of the Achates and other ships to be set forth and provisioned for two months, under the command of Sir John Perrot.
  • TNA SP 12/131, 58. Dr. Tho. Byng, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, to Burghley. Stating that Mr. Benett and Mr. Chaderton have been selected to preach before him and the Sheriff at the Northampton assizes.

Aug 10

  • TNA SP 12/131, 59. Account of the remain of all sorts of powder within Her Majesty's stores.

Aug 11

  • TNA SP 12/131, 60. Mayor, &c. of Bristol to Walsingham. Have, in conjunction with John Bland, procured provision for 600 men, and will speedily make provision for 600 more.
  • TNA SP 12/131, 61. Petition of Olyf Burr, of Southwark, coppersmith, to PC, Desires that, in consideration of certain losses, his shipping may be employed by the Company of Merchants trading to Spain, in preference to any other.

Aug 12

  • TNA SP 12/131, 62. William Glaseor to Walsingham. Stay of shipping at Liverpool and Chester. Provision of victuals for the 400 men to be sent to Ireland. Holyhead is preferable for the shipment of them.
  • TNA SP 12/131, 63. Fr. Earl of Bedford to same. The soldiers for Ireland will shortly be ready for embarkation. Report that a confederate of the traitor Fitzmorris was last year in Cornwall. Places requiring to be fortified in that county to resist the Spaniards.
  • TNA SP 12/131, 64. Estimate of the charges for fitting out four of the Queen's ships to the Indies, with five merchant ships and eleven pinnaces to be joined with them. [Drawn by Mr. Hawkyns.]
  • TNA SP 12/131, 65. Earl of Bedford to PC, The men appointed for the service in Ireland are ready for embarkation at Barnstaple. Rumours of Fitzmorris's rebellion and of foreign aid coming to his assistance.

Aug 13

  • TNA SP 12/131, 66. Mayor, &c. of Bristol to same. Will give directions to the captains of the ships to disembark the soldiers at Waterford, if they could not be conveniently landed at Cork.
  • TNA SP 12/131, 67. William Glaseor to Sir Fr. Walsingham. Receipt of letters as to shipping off 400 men out of North Wales. No mention of cheese in the order for the supply of provisions for them. The other provisions would be accordingly furnished.

Aug 16

  • TNA SP 12/131, 68. Rafe Lane to Burghley. His plan to encounter the Spaniards in Ireland, for which he offers his service; or else to have the Queen's letters in his particular favour to the Kings of Fez and Algiers.
  • TNA SP 12/131, 69. Laurens Nycholson to same. Relative to a certain release requested by Foxehole and Gwyne, in the hands of William Frankelen. Information of a good bargain of house and lands in Middlesex and Hertfordshire.

Aug 17

  • TNA SP 12/131, 70. Charter of Incorporation of the Governor, Assistants, and Fellowship of the Merchants trading into the East Parts; Alderman Tho. Pullison to be the first and present Governor of the same.

Aug 18

  • TNA SP 12/131, 71. Sir Henry Wallop to Walsingham. Returns his notes relating to Irish affairs. Requests that no information may be received against George Clarke, Guardian of the House of Correction in Winchester, for employing the prisoners in the making of cloth and felt hats.
  • TNA SP 12/131, 72. Lord Cobham, Sir Tho. Scott, and others, Commissioners for repair of Dover haven, to PC, Have surveyed the harbour and consulted Mr. Borrowes and Mr. Pett on the proposed works. Send a plan of the same "handsomlie sett owte." Estimate the charges at 21,000l. Propose the immediate erection of three 'groynes" to protect the haven. Annexing,
  • TNA SP 12/131, 72. i. Declaration by Mr. Burrowes of the advantages of making a good haven at Dover, according to the platt now generally agreed upon.
  • TNA SP 12/131, 72. ii. Survey of Dover harbour, showing the expenses and estimates of charges for putting it into a proper state of repair, by Matthew Rickwarth, Sluice Master of Dunkirk.

Aug 19

  • TNA SP 12/131, 73. Wm. Glaseor to Burghley. Has taken order for the providing supplies for Ireland and lodging the soldiers till their embarkation. Desires letters may be sent to the bailiffs of Conway for the purchase of butter at the fair there.
  • TNA SP 12/131, 74. Instructions given by the Privy Council to Sir John Perrot appointed Admiral of the Queen's Majesty's ships, presently sent to the seas, to cruize off the Western coast of Ireland to intercept and destroy the ships there on the landing of James Fitzmorris with foreign forces, &c. To act against pirates off Scilly, &c. [These were issued by the Council on the 16th of August. Co. Reg.]

List of gunners in ordinary serving in various towns, castles, bulwarks, &c. in the maritime counties. [On the same paper as the preceding.]

Aug 21

  • TNA SP 12/131, 75. Estimate of the charges for the furnishing and victualling the Scout, appointed to serve at sea for one month.

Aug 22

  • TNA SP 12/131, 76. Edmund Tremayne to Burghley. Everything is ready for the embarkation of the soldiers for Ireland. Is of opinion that the troubles in Ireland will soon be appeased. Betrayal of a confidential passage in Burghley's letter to the Earl of Bedford.
  • TNA SP 12/131, 77. Mr. Wm. Glaseor to same. Has received his letters to the bailiffs of Conway for provision of victuals. Shipping for 200 horse and 400 footmen is also ready. Only 100 horse can be shipped at Liverpool. Price of munition.
  • TNA SP 12/131, 78. Wardens, &c. of the Company of White Bakers, to same. Certify that 800 quarters of wheat, remaining in the Bridge-house, are unwholesome and not fit for use within the city.

Aug 24

  • TNA SP 12/131, 79. Demand made by Edw. Baeshe for re-victualling the Queen's ships Revenge, Dreadnought, Swiftsure, Foresight, and the Achates for one month, serving under Sir John Perrot.

Aug 25

  • TNA SP 12/131, 80. Writ of summons by the Bp. of London for Richard Reynoldes, Rector of Stapleford Abbots, to appear and answer to certain allegations in St. Paul's Cathedral. [Signed, W. Blakwell.]
  • TNA SP 12/131, 81. The last will and testament of Wm. Norreys, Esq., son and heir apparent to the Lord Norreys of Ricot.

Aug 26

  • TNA SP 12/131, 82. Allowances demanded by Lord Cobham for certain posting about Her Majesty's special affairs.

Aug 27

  • TNA SP 12/131, 83. John Colles to Sir Fr. Walsingham. The 300 soldiers appointed to serve in Ireland are at Bristol, and waiting for a wind there.

Aug 28

  • TNA SP 12/131, 84. Petition of John Mellowe of London to PC, For their Lordships' letters to the Lord Mayor, &c. in his favour, for payment of certain sums of money, rents, &c., due to him in right of his wife, an orphan of the city.

Aug 29

  • TNA SP 12/131, 85. Sir John Perrot to same. Reports his proceedings in search of pirates. His mariners very ill chosen. Report of a fleet preparing in Spain. Sundry merchants of Weymouth robbed by French pirates.

August undated

  • TNA SP 12/131, 86. Note of the cures effected by the healing properties of the new bath near Coventry.
  • TNA SP 12/131, 87. Petition of certain merchants trading to Spain, to PC, For permission to sell, by retail, some Spanish wines which remain upon their hands.
  • TNA SP 12/131, 88. Petition of Simon Androwes to PC, Touching the affray between Jenkins the pursuivant and one John Appleton, at Lachlard [Lechlade] in Gloucestershire. Desires to be released from his imprisonment in the Marshalsea for maiming the said Jenkins.


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