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1. Roger Askham (sic), to Sir W. Cecil; from Villacho in Carinthia. He thanks him for his kind letter, and expresses his joy for the recovery of Mr. Cheke, July 12, 1552,
2. Roger Ascham, to Sir W. Cecil, from Spires; being with the King Ambassador there, he wants to know if he may talk sometimes with the Pope's Nuncio's men; he relates some news; wants some preferment; Sept. 27, 1552.
3. Roger Ascham, to Sir W. Cecil; his thanks to him, Mr. Morysin, and Mr Cheke, for a place obtained of the King for him. Spires, Nov. 28, 1552.
4. James Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; he complains of Oglethorp's ill management of the college, and fears that the permitting him so long a respite before he removes thence, may be inconvenient, July ult. 1552. (Latin.)
5. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; the success of his letters patent from the King. with Dr. Oglethorp and the Fellows, for the Presidentship of Magdalen College, Oxon, 1552. (Latin.)
6. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; his grateful resentments of his endeavours to promote his business, and communicate his letters to the King, Aug. 11, 1552. (Latin.)
7. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; desiring his directions how far he may comply with Oglethorp's petitions, who otherwise refused to go out, Aug. 29, 1552. (Latin)
8. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; with a character of Mr. Gardiner, taken from Cambridge into his service, Sept. ult. 1552. (Latin.)
9. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; describing Oglethorp's manner of resignation, and his own reception in the University, Oct. l2. 1552. (Latin.)
10. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; to promote (as it seems) a lovesuit of his with some lady of his family Nov. 11, 1552. (Latin.)
11. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; concerning the misbehaviour of a student related to them both; mentioning also who is likely to be Chancellor of the University, Nov. 19, 1552. (Latin.)
12. A gratulatory epistle of Richard Reynolds, to Sir W. Cecil ; being a scholar maintained by him, Nov. 6, 1552, (Latin.)
13. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; concerning College affairs: recomends one White to succeed him in the Professorship of Civil Law in Cambridge Nov. 27, 1552. (Latin.)
14. Bernard Gilpin, to Sir W. Cecil; thanks him.for the great comfort he gave him while under much trouble of mind, through apprehension of the cure he had undertaken, that he would be in readiness to preach before the King, Dec. 20, 1552, dated at Oxford. (Latin.)
15. Anthony Jebb, of Cambridge, to Sir W. Cecil; to dispatch a certain business, the ViceChancellor and Mayor expecting his sentence, 1552. (Latin.)
16. A letter from the Lords of the Council, in the King's name, to the town of Cambridge; charging them not to disturb or oppose the privileges granted to the University. Dated at Westminster Nov. 27, 1552.
17. The names of the Lordeships of the Honour of Pettworth, with the members of the same, 1552.
18. The ViceChancellor and Convocation of Cambridge, to Sir W. Cecil; asking favours for the University, Feb. 20, 1552. (Latin.)
19. Copy of a letter to the Sheriffs of Shires; recommending certain Knights to be elected to serve in Parliament, 1552.
20. A copy of a covenant betwixt Edw. VI. and the Mayor and Burgesses of KingstonuponHull, for repairing of the fortifications about the said town, Feb. 20, 1552.
21. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; he thanks him for his readiness to prefer him, and asks his advice, May 4, 1552. (Latin.)
22. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; he begs his favour in some College affairs; mentions the Readings of Peter Martyr; and his transcribings the Ecclesiastical Laws, Jan. 29, 1552. (Latin.)
23. The Duke of Northumberland, to Sir W. Cecil; his concern for his illness; he comforts him with hopes of the King's recovery, May 7, 1553. Printed in Strype's Ecclesiastical Memorials, ii. App. CLXI. Transcribed La.3,23 part
24. The first copy of a letter to be written from the Lady Jane Grey, when she came to the Tower; written by the Duke of Northumberland, July 12, 1553.
25. An original letter (according to Cecil's indorsement) from the Lords of the Council named Q. Jane's Council to Lord Rich; informing him of Lord Oxford's going over to Q. Mary, and desiring him to continue steadfast to Q. Jane. July 19, 1553. This is a very curious document, and according to Cecil's indorsement was written by Sir John Cheke; but Quære. It is printed in Strype's Life of Cranmer, App. No LXIX.
26. Copy of the letter of the Lords to Q. Mary, from Baynard's Castle, London, July 20, 1553.
27. An original letter from the Queen's Council [Anno prim. Mariæ], to Dr. Wootton, Sir William Pickering, and Sir Tho. Chaloner, by Sir Ant. St. Leger; for continuing Dr. Wootton Ambassador in France, Aug. 12, 1553.
28. An original letter from the Bishop of London, to Sir W. Cecil; to procure Bridewell from the King to lodge the poor, May 29, 1553.
29. J. Sleidan's epistle, to Sir J. Cheke and Sir W. Cecil; concerning his commentaries; wants information of the affair between Henry VIII. and Pope Clement; resolves that his Commentaries shall reach to the present time; and that he will write the History of the Council of Trent. Strasburgh, March 15, 1553. (Latin.) Printed in Strype's Life of Cranmer, App. No C.
30. Sir William Pickering, Ambassador to the French King, to Sir W. Cecil; showing his distress for want of his dietmoney, April 2, 1553.
31. Roger Ascham, to Sir W. Cecil; his grateful sense of his favours; he sends him a map of Mirandula. From Brussels, July 9, 1553. (Latin.)
32. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; begs he would assist his (Magdalen) College in obtaining a favour for it from the King, April 12, 1553. (Latin.)
33. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; concerning his communication with the Duke of Northumberland about his business, July 9, 1553. (Latin.)
34. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; concerning gratifying Mr. Squibb, recommended to him by Sir W. Cecil, April, 1553. (Latin.)
35. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; he begs his counsel upon the Chancellors ordering him to leave the College, Sept. 2, 1553. (Latin.)
36. Walter Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; he mentions Dr. Orgelthorp's rage against Sir Wm. Cecil, Oct. 5, 1553. (Latin.)
37. Peter Martyr, to James Haddon; his testimonial of one Kirk of Magdalen Coll. desirous to be allowed to preach, Apr. 18, 1553. (Latin.) Printed in Stype's Life of Cranmer, App. NoXCIV.
38. The Aldermen, &c. of Grantham, Lincolnsh. to Sir W. Cecil; acknowledging favours: but that they could not at that time choose the Burgess he had recommended to them, by reason of a pre-engagement, Feb. 8, 1553.
39. Roger Ascham, to Sir W. Cecil; desires to return to Cambridge and spend his life there, rather than abroad, or in the Court, March 24, 1553.
40. William Mowsey, to Sir W. Cecil; acknowledging his favours, and excusing himself for not writing before, Feb. 20, 1553. (Latin.)
41. Peter Martyr, to Sir W. Cecil; that the stipend due to the Divinity Reader, and detained from him, may be paid to him that succeeded Dr. Weston in that place, March 7, 1553. (Latin.) Printed in Strype's Life of Cranmer, App. NoXCV.
42. Articles, or orders, set forth by Q. Mary to be observed by the clergy of the realm, 1554. Printed in Burnet's History of the Reformation.
43. Copy of a charter. of the merchant adventurers of Chester, granted prim. Mariæ, Mav 30, 1554. 44. Francis Yaxlce's letter, to sir W. Cecil; containing news from the Court, Oct. 12, 1554.
45. Order for the government of the Tower of London: first published in the IId and IIId years of Phillip and Mary.
46. Weekly charge of the Queen's household, beginning Dec. 29, 1556, for three several weeks.
47. The names of the Justices of the Benches, from the time of Edw. I. to 1556.
48. A duplicate of the former catalogue of Justices.
49. Articles against Ld. Stourton; being a full declaration of the manner of the murdering the two Hertgills, by his procurement, 1556.
50. Sir GeorgePeckham's title to the manour of Lavenden, Buckinghamshire.
51. Notes in an Exchequer suit concerning Sir Edmund Peckham's title to the priory of Hallywell.
52. A further representation of Sir George Peckhams title to the manour of Lavenden.
53. Sir. Philip Hoby's invitation of Sir W. Cecill and his Lady to his seat at Bissham: offers to send his coach for Lady Cecill, July 1, 1556.
54. A letter of Sir John Cheke, a prisoner in the Tower of London, to Q. Mary; requesting his liberty; also a summary of the grounds of his belief concerning the Eucharist, July 15, 1556. (Latin.)
55. William Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; concerning sales of wood to be made at Bourn, Essenden, &c. 1556.
56. A letter, from Sir J. Abraham, Steward to Sir W. Cecil, to him; concerning the management of his estate at Burghley, Dec. 12, 1556.
57. Nicholas Church and other tenants of Great Casterton, to Sir W. Cecil; complaining of their parson respecting tythes, Dec. 20, 1556.
58. John Beaumont, of Stamford, to Sir W. Cecil; that the town had enlarged his salary for teaching school, and had joined another to assist him Dec. 5, 1556. (Latin.)
59. The difference of the daily charge of the Household in the times of Hen. VII Hen. VIII. Edw. VI. and Mary.
60. Sir Thomas Fitzherbert, to Sir W. Cecil; concerning the lordship of Wotton, and other matters, Jan. 8. 1556.
61. Robert Harrington, to Sir W. Cecil; concerning the Oak Close and other matters at Burghley, Jan. 17, 1556.
62. Sir J. Abmham, to Sir W. Cecil; concerning some stray horses, and other matters, Jan. 29, 1556.
63. Sir J. Clicke to Sir W. Cecil; that he would not suffer his judgement to be corrupted in these evil times, by what a multitude, or ignorance, might approve, Feb. 18, 1556.
64. William Haddon, to Sir W. Cecil; mentioning at what price he sold his wood, &c.,. Feb. 25, 1556.
65. Sir J. Abraham, to Sir W. Cecil; concerning transactions at the estate at Burghley, March 14, 1556.
66. John Overton, to Sir W. Cecil, from Calice; concerning his tennants there; with some public news, Jan. 7, 1556.
67. A copy. of Wm. Smiths patent for the Clerkship of the Treasurehouse in the Common Pleas, alias of Hell, Oct. 4, 1558.
68. Mr. Nicholas Wylles, Alderman, and the community of Stamford, to Sir W. Cecil; complaining of an encroachment of one of his tenants, May 20, 1557.
69. An autograph of Sir W. Cecil's answer to Mr. Wylles, &c. of Stamford, 1557.
70. A copy of the privy seal before the new book of rates of tonnage and poundage, May 28, 1557.
71. Copy of a grant to Sir Francis Englefield of the office of Surveyor general of the Customs, July 2, 1557.
72. The Lord Treasurer, to Sir W. Cecil; requesting that Dr. Cæsar, a Physician, may be Keeper of Mortlake Park, June 24, 1557.
73. A warrant, or order, from Sir Richard Rede and others, to Sir W. Cecil; concerning the effects of one Johnson, July 12, 1557.
74. Roger Lees, to Sir Wm. Cecil; concerning the manour of Wotton, & c. July 22, 1557.
75. Sir J. Abraham, to Sir W. Cecil; concerning the condition of his estate at Burghley, Nov. 22, 1557.
76. The Dean and Chapter of Worcester, to Sir W. Cecil; thanking him for his annual contribution to their churches of Mortlake and Putney, and assuring him of their willingness to augment the stipends of the Curates there, Aug. 28, 1557.
77. (This article is now the last in Num. 52.)
78. An order of Council, to Sir W. Cecil and others, to examine the damage done to Brigstock Park, Northamptonsh. and to place Sir Nich.Throgmorton Keeper there, March 13, 1557.
79 Names of the Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal from 7 Hen. VIII. to Q. Elizabeth. 1558.
80. Copy of a confirmation from. Eliz. of a grant of lands to Sir George Howard, Feb. 28, 1558.
81. (This article is now the last in Num. 9.)
82. An account of the subsidy of the Lords. and what remains unpaid, 1 Eliz. 1558.
83. An account of subsidies from the 3d of Hen. VIII. to the 1st of Q. Elizabeth, 1558. 84. The names of the noblemen assessed for the payment of the first subsidy, 1 Eliz. 1558.
85. A letter from George Helfenstein, the Imperial Ambassador, to Sir Th. Chaloner; sending him a picture, (perhaps of the D. of Austria;) wants to know if the treaty of marriage betwixt the Queen and K. Philip is likely to succeed: if not, the Emperor intended to offer either of his sons to the Queen, March 21, 1558. (Latin.
86. Russel's petition to the Lord Treasurer, concerning fines for leases, 1558.
87. A copy of a commission; Russel contra Neat, 1558.
88. An account of the Officers and Ladies of the Queen's Privy Chamber, and of, their yearly salaries, 1558. - - La.3,88 - - Transcribed
89. Names of the Officers of the Queen's Chamber and Household, with their several quotas towards the subsidy, 1558.
90. A confirmation of the privilege for Havering to be exempted from the Queen's Purveyors, 1 Eliz. 1558.
91. An account of the new rates concerning the fees of the Auditors of the Exchequer and others, and of the savings occasioned there by, 1559.