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1. Names of the King's Copy-holders in his Manors of Orset, Dover Court, East Mersey, Copford, and Barking, in Essex, 1608.
2. Lord Wm. Burghley, to Monsieur Beaulieu, at Brussels; about a stallion horse, and a great frost in England, likely to produce a famine if it continues, &c. 1608. (French.)
3. Dr. Hone, a Master Extraordinary in Chancery, to Sir M. Hicks; to prevent, the Cursitors, six Clerks, &c. from depriving him, and the other Misters of their perquisites, Jan. 31, 1608.
4. Sir H. Maynard, to Sir M. Hicks; of placing Sir Michael's son a boarder with Mr. Goodwin, a School-master, and his wife, whom he much commends, Feb. 12. 1608.
5. Mr. John Eldred and others to the Steward of East Mersey, with an offer of the same at an advanced price, Aug. 3, 1609.
6. Sir Thomas Lowe, to Sir M. Hicks concerning survey of some lands he has lately purchased at Barking, Essex, 1609.
7. Mr. William Waldgrave, to Sir Michael Hicks; that having an ague, he will permit his son to transact his business at the Manor Courts, Sept. 19, 1609.
8. Mr. William Waldgrave, in answer to Sir M. Hicks's enquiry, sends him the result of a survey of the King's manors in Essex, Feb. 16, 1608.
9. Sir Thomas Lowe's letter of attorney, to Arthur Yourthe, Haberdasher, impowering him to take seizin of lands in the Manor of Barking, Oct. 12, 1609.
10. Sir Tho. Lowe, to Sir M. Hicks; that Arthur Yourthe, by the letter of attorney be admitted tenant in his name, hopes mitigation of the fine being sixty-four years old, Oct. 12, 1609.
11. Reasons for promoting a bill for draining certain fenny and low grounds in the Isle of Ely, and counties adjoining, 1609.
12. Sir Horatio Vere thanks Mr. Adam Newton for his good offices for him with the Prince, and offers to make return, Sept. 24, 1609.
13. Three letters of Sir J. Harrington at Venice, to Sir Adam Newton; of his observations and treatment at that and neighbouring places, May 1 to June 19, 1609. (Italian.)
14. Sir Edward Denney, to Sir M. Hicks; with Lord Coke's opinion how far Justices of Peace may allow distance; to Purveyors of Carriages for the King, March 29, 1609.
15. Lord Shrewsbury, to Sir M. Hicks; not to be unwilling to purchase Gamston, as one Mr. Pilkinton offers 100l. for his bargain, April 4, 1609.
16. The Earl of Pembroke desires of Sir M. Hicks that the 16001. He owes him may he continued six months longer, and he shall be thankful, May 9, 1609.
17. The Earl of Salisbury desires Sir M. Hicks to peruse and sort some writings for him, 1609.
18. Lord and Lady Shrewsbury, to Sir M. Hicks to take up for their use a good sum of money, and they will thankfully give him good security, June 29, 1609.
19. Lord and Lady Shrewsbury, to Sir M. Hicks; with many thanks for procuring them the money they wanted, &c. July 7, 1609.
20. Lord Salisbury, to an unnamed person, (perhaps Mr. Newton) praising the wisdom of the Prince, in preferring a friend of his Lordship, Aug. 31, 1609.
21. Two short notes of Lady Shrewsbury, to Sir M. Hicks; chiefly complimental and that she intends to visit him soon, Sept. 1 and 12, 1609.
22. An instrument of conveyance of land, with notes of the last will and testament of Dame Eliz. Lady of Sir W. Russel, Lord Deputy of Ireland, 1609.
23. Lord and Lady Shrewsbury, to Sir M. Hicks; desiring him earnestly to send them an account of Lord Cranbourn's state of health, Sept. 22, 1609. - - La.91,23
24. Lord and Lady Shrewsbury mention to Sir M. Hicks their joy in hearing of Lord Cranbourn's recovery, Oct. 14, 1609.- - La.91,24
25. Lady Shrewsbury tells Sir M. Hicks the sends him two good coach mares, with a bottle of quintessence, and another for Lord Salisbury, with syrup of clove-gillyflowers, 1609. - - La.91,25
26. Lord Pembroke, to Sir M. Hicks; to let his debt continue twelve or six months longer, on the same security, and promises to give him a gelding, Nov. 8, 1609.
27. Two familiar letters of Lord and Lady Shrewsbury, to Sir M. Hicks; about defending an apprentice who had been wronged by his master, a merchant; that she had unfortunately lost his last letter, but had sent her servant Nevil to rectify mistakes, Nov. 23 and Dec. 17, 1609.- - La.91,27
28. Mr. Joseph Earthe thanks Sir M. Hicks for his friendship in appointing him Godfather jointly with himself to his grandchild, 1609.
29. Mr. Joseph Earthe, to Sir M. Hicks; with thanks for favours, and a promise to send him speedily some oil he was to procure, May 6, 1609.
30. Sir Tho. Glover, Ambassador at Constantinople, complains to Sir M. Hicks of the insolence of his son-in-law Henry Parvish, and sends copies of, two of his own letters to him, May 7, 1609.
31. Sir William Bowyer, complains to Sir M. Hicks of the ill offices done him by one Bingley; and wants to stop his insinuations to Lord Salisbury, May 15, 1609.
32. Mr. Thomas Yonge of Dublin desires Sir M. Hicks to recommend the bearer, one Mr. Tokefield, who was ordered to come to Lord Salisbury, June 8, 1609.
33. Lady Carr, to, Sir M. Hicks; recommending to his favour a certain honest poor widow, who has a helpless family, June 12, 1609.
34. Sir Henry Maynard returns thanks to Sir Mich. Hicks for his friendly letters; complains of his sharp disorder, but is in hope of recovery, June 16 1609. [ . . . I have noe cause I trust to dowbt but I mae putt over this disease: withall it is troublesome to mee in sharpenes of paine by my urine, and that slimie stuffe that commeth from mee, yet hath yt not abated my strength, but since my cominge from London it is much increased, and not much lesse than it was before my sickness: the slime deminisheth and is nowe but in a small quantitie, but my urine continueth hott, which I hope with time will likewise abate . . . - Tr Caroline Bowden]
35. Wm. Laborer proposes Lord Salisbury, to mend all the highways in the kingdom, with half the workmen now employed, June 21, 1609.
36. Mr. Joseph Yearth's or Earthe's apology to Sir M. Hicks; for postponing payment of a debt to him, being this term to pay elsewhere 2000l. 1609.
37. Lady Oxford, by her Steward Mr. Trentham, offers on sale her Manor of Bretts to Sir M. Hicks, it lying convenient for him, 1609.
38. Sir Charles Moryson makes excuse to his uncle Sir M. Hicks, for not coming to see him and play at bowls, 1609.
39. Mr. Henry Parker, a person of liberal education, desires by Sir M. Hicks's means to have employment under the Lord Treasurer, July 18, 1609.
40. Sir Fr. Bacon's notice to Sir M. Hicks; that a Commission relating to the King's service, is to be held at Sir Michael's house, Aug. 6, 1609.
41. Two letters of Mr. Henry Parker, to Sir M. Hicks; on the expediency of an English Agency at Florence, and recommending himself to that post, 1609.
41.* Sir M. Hicks's copy of a letter from Lord Chancellor Egerton, to Lord Salisbury; with congratulations on the recovery of his son's health; is sorry that he should be troubled with Judge Coke, whom he calls "a turbulent and idle broken brayned fellow," and otherwise handles with great asperity, Sept. 12, 1609.
42. Mr. Oldisworth, to Sir M. Hicks; recommending one Mr. Ewer, Patentee of the office of King's Mason, to be served by him in a particular affair, Sept. 23, 1609.
43. Sir Charles Moryson, to his uncle Sir M. Hicks; that a gentleman will give him his price for a place in the Alienation Office, 1609. We have here one of the many instances which these, papers furnish of the venality and corruption of this Sir M. Hicks. See the next article but one.
44. A friendly letter of Lady Maynard, to Sir M. Hicks; on family affairs, 1609. [f.103 Lady Susan Maynard to Sr M Hickes on cover: 9 Oct 1609. I thank god Mr Maynard is very well recovered I thought my self very unfortunate that I was not att home when you were here for I was not soe long from home . . . Caroline Bowden]
45. Sir Charles Moryson, to Sir M. Hicks; that if he procures for Dr. Wyatt, a King's Chaplain, the Deanery of Sarum, the Doctor will give him Sir Michael, 1000l. Oct. 26, 1609.
46. Sir Vin. Skynner complains to Sir M. Hicks, that his brother Sir Baptist, had unworthily brought an action against him and begs his advice, Nov. 1609.
47. Mr. W. Dod informs Sir M. Hicks that Sir Wm. Fleetwood has fraudulently and to the King's loss procured a lease for forty years, 1609.
48. Sir Wm. Skynner recommends to Sir M. Hicks Mr. Bill, an excellent scholar, to be Latin Secretary at Court, in place of Sir Thomas Smith deceased, 1609.
49. A petition to the Lord Treasurer on the part or Edward Lytelbury, stating that one Wiseman who had preferred five indictments against him to bring him within the compass of a Præmunire for a debt of 30l. had, spread a report that the Treasurer, had offered him a bribe of 2000l. to buy the suit in question; and therefore praying a reference to some confidential persons who might examine and report the matter. At the bottom of this petition is a reference by the Lord Treasurer, who affects to despise the iniquity of these slanders, to Sir Hugh Beeston and Sir Michael Hicks Justices of Peace, to send for the party and hear how the information can be proved, that he may proceed accordingly, 1609. The 43rd and 45th articles of this Number will demonstrate that Hicks was a very improper person to act on this occasion; and it is certain that other articles among these papers contribute to justify very strong suspicions that neither of the Sectetary's masters was altogether innocent on the score of corruption.
50. Tho. Otes, a servant in London, to Mr. Clayton, his unnamed Lady's Steward in Yorkshire, ordering money for her use, Dec. 1, 1609.
51. The suit of Christopher Davison for an act of Parliament to put him into possession of the office of Custos Brevium, as entitled under the will of his father, 1609. This petition is printed in imitation of hand-writing.
52. A complimental letter of Sir John Haryngton, at Venice, to Mr. Adam Newton, Tutor to the Prince, March 6, 1609. (Italian.)
53. Lord Danvers, to Sir M. Hicks; to moderate the rate of his composition to the King, having suffered a recovery of lands, 1609.
54. Sir. Michael Hicks, to Lord, Shrewsbury; contenting to lend him 100l. provided it be repaid on the first of May, March 3, 1609. At the bottom of the letter are Lord Shrewsbury's thanks and promise of repayment as above, March 5, 1609.
55. Mr. Paul Thompson, to Sir M. Hicks; for his interest with Lord Salisbury, to obtain the Mastership of Trinity College, Cambridge, Jan. 1, 1609
56. A familiar letter of Lady Maynard to Sir M. Hicks; concerning the sickness and recovery of Sir Henry Maynard, &c. 1609. [f 122 Susan Maynard to Sr M Hickes on cover 3 Jan 1610. . . . I assure my selfe both you and my lady will be willing to heare of the perfect recovery of Mr Maynards helth, yet I thank god hee is somwhat better then hee was when you were heere and his physition putes me in assure hope of his recovery but he thinkes the spring of the yeere may bee a helpe to him with the mercye of god . . . Caroline Bowden]
57. Sir Francis Herrys offers Sir M. Hicks forty angels to befriend him in the business of a lease he is dealing for, with Lord Salisbury, Feb. 27, 1609.
58. Mr. Richard Proctor desires Sir M. Hicks to recommend his son, a Batchelor of Divinity, to the favour of the Lord Treasurer, Feb. 1609.
59. Sir Arthur Savage and Sir Bapt. Hicks, earnestly desire Sir Michael to come to them next day on an important occasion, Feb. 25, 1609.
60. Mr. Arthur Gregory, a Searcher at Lyme, Dorsetshire, to Sir M. Hicks; concerning a music viol he has improved for the Lord Treasurer, &c. Feb. 25, 1609.
61. An account of fines levied at the King's Manor of Barking, Essex, upon occasion of surrenders, April 13, 1610.
62. Names of Manors in the county of Essex, in the King's hands, of which Sir M. Hicks is Steward, Nov. 9, 1610. Much the same as Art. 1.
63. A covenant betwixt the Steward of the Manor of Barking, and a Copyholder, impowering him to be Guardian, to an infant, July 6, 1610.
64. Sir Griffith Markham, to Mons. Beaulieu, with the English Ambassador at Paris, on the march of twenty-four companies of Netherlanders to Juliers, Dusseldorf, July 27, 1610.
65. Sir Edward Conway from abroad, to some unknown person of the strength and present disposition of several States in Christendom, March 26, 1610.
66. A letter in an affected stile, consisting of more words than sentiment, from Robertus Junius Cosmopolita, to his friend Allan, July 28, 1610. (Latin.)
67. A letter of refusal of Lord Salisbury to Sir M. Hicks, in answer to a solicitation of Sir Michael for a Wardship already promised, Sept. 6, 1610.
68. Lady Shrewsbury, to Sir M. Hicks; thanking him for money he had procured for her Lord and her, June 13, 1610.
69. Lady Shrewsbury, to Sir M. Ricks; to continue a bond for money, near expiring, which he had given to Sir John Bentley, 1610.
70. Lord Pembroke, to Sir M. Hicks; to let his debt continue to him six months longer, on the security as before, Nov. 9, 1610.
71. Edward Somerset, Earl of Worcester, recommends one Vaughan his servant, to Sir M. Hicks, to purchase a Wardship of him, Dec. 18, 1610.
72. An invitation of Lady Maynard, to Sir M. Hicks, to dine at her house the next day with her brother Bower, 1610.
73. Sir Edward Darcy, to Mr. Adam Newton, for his interest in placing his two sons in the service of the Prince, April 10, 1610.
74. Mr. Samuel Watts, a Clergyman, to Sir Robert Cotton; for his interest with one Mr. Sacheverel, for the Parsonage of Beresby, April 13, 1610.
75. Mr. Cregory Sprint to Sir M. Hicks; for his interest with Lord Salisbury, that he may hold his lease unmolested, &c. April 20, 1610.
76. Sir William Rider, to Sir M. Hicks, jointly with others; to allow John Hasenet, a bricklayer, to build himself a house at, Ilford, May 4, 1610.
77. Mr. Henry Maynard, the son of the late Sir Henry, desires Sir Michael's interest with the Lord Treasurer for the reversion of the place of Clerk to the Parliament, June, 1610.
78. Copy of Mr. John Barkley's letter to Walter Webb; signifying that with Sir M. Hick's approbation he is willing to serve him, July, 1610.
79. Sir Vincent Skynner, to Sir M. Hicks to get the Lord Treasurer's protection for him, until time may enable him to satisfy his creditors, July 25, 1610.
80. Sir Wm. Skynner's apology to Sir M. Hicks for having ignorantly hired his cook; he intends to resign him to him, July 30, 1610.
81. Sir Vin, Skynner, to Sir M. Hicks; to know the effect of his application to the Lord Treasurer for a protection for him, Aug. 2, 1610.
82. Sir Vin. Skynner, to Sir M. Hicks: that he cannot see him at Ruckhold, as he intended, being under arrest at Barnet for 900l.
83. Sir Vin. Skynner, to Sir M. Hicks; for advice and protection in his difficulties, Aug. 3, 1610.
84. Sir Vin. Skynner, to Sir M. Hicks; complaining of his false imprisonment at Barnet by Standish the Under Sheriff, Aug. 10, 1610. The signature afterwards erased by Sir V. himself.
85. The apology of Wm. Harrison and Alexander Glover, to the Lord Treasurer, for having arrested Sir Vincent Skynner, and their complaint of his unjust dealings with them, Aug. 11, 1610.
86. Sir Vin. Skynner with fresh complaints to Sir M. Hicks of the severe dealings of Harrison and Glover, and more about Sir Michael's man-cook, 1610.
87. Sir William Maynard, to Sir M. Hicks; intreating him to procure a license for his two brothers to travel to France, Aug. 14, 1610.
88. Sir Wm. Skynner, to Sir W. Hicks; representing the wretched state of his affairs and wishing for the Lord Treasurer's favour. Aug. 17, 1610.
89. Sir Vin. Skynner, to the Lord Treasurer; describing his, distress, and intreating his Lordship's friendly interposition, Aug, 17, 1610.
90. Sir Vin. tells Sir M. Hicks he is willing to give, the security required, and discover all his debts, and how he way be relieved, Aug. 20, 1610. Sir Vin. Skynner sends to Sir M. Hicks the particulars of his affairs, and begs to see him and have his directions, Aug. 20, 1610.
92. Sir Vin. Skynner, to Sir M. Hicks; with a further, account of his affairs, and the likelihood of their being brought to a good issue, Aug. 22, 1610.
93. Lady Maynard's present of a buck to Sir M. Hicks; praises Lord Cranbourn; wants him to direct her sons before they travel, Aug. 24, 1610.
94. Sir Francis Bacon's invitation to Sir M. Hicks, to attend his mother's funeral the Thursday following, Aug. 27, 1610.
95. Sir Vin, Skynner, to Sir M. Hicks; describing the particulars of his agreement with a principal creditor, Aug. 28, 1610.
96. Sir William Cooke of Gloucestershire tells Sir M. Hicks he is pleased to bear he is likely to become his neighbour; he promises him a buck, Sept. 3, 1610.
97. Sir Henry Poole of Saperton, Gloucestershire, appoints Sir M. Hicks at Sir William Cook's, Beyerston Castle, to meet him at Minching-Hampton, Sept. 6, 1610. See Art. 108.
98. Mr. Tho. Lorkin of Rochester, to Mr. Adam Newton at Court; assuring him that he shall perform the service he has enjoined him, Sept. 9, 1610.
99. Sir John Tracy of Todington, to Sir M. Hicks; that he will he attentive to a business transacting betwixt Lord Chandos and him, Sept. 11, 1610.
100. Sir Edward Bioutite, to Sir M. Hicks; with compliments, and recommending Edward Pagett to his favour, Oct. 7, 1610.
101. Sir Leonard Hide, to Sir M. Hicks; to be favourable to a young fellow who had confessed a larceny, Oct. 17, 1610.
102. Sir Vin. Skynner, to Sir M. Hicks; describing particulars of fresh vexatious usage from his creditors, Oct. 18, 1610.
103. Sir Vin. Skynner, to Sir Robert Cotton; on the length of the time of adjournment of Parliament, and of his own illegal arrest, Oct. 20, 1610.
104. Sir Vin. Skynner, to Sir M. Hicks; that his distresses are increased; he begs to discourse with him how to regain his liberty, Oct. 20, 1610.
105. Sir Charles Moryson, to Sir M. Hicks; to prevail with the Chancellor of the Duchy, that he may have the wind-falls in King's Langley Park, as he has had for thirty years past, 1610.
106. Sir Charles Moryson, to Sir M. Hicks; for his interest to excuse his Serving the office of High Sheriff for this year, Nov. 6, 1610.
107. Sir Vin. Skynner, to Sir M. Hicks; to procure him a protection, by Lord Dunbarr's means that he may have a little liberty, Dec. 15, 1610.
108. Sir Henry Poole, a joint referee with Sir J. Tracy, in a matter concerning Sir Mich. Hicks's purchase of land from Lord Chandos, wants Sir M. to send him in writing the state of his case and expectations, Dec. 17, 1610. See Art. 97.
109. Sir William Cooke, to Sir M. Hicks; to be speedy in answering Sir Henry Poole's letter, who is willing to content him in what he may, Dec. 18, 1610.
110. A familiar letter of Sir Fulke Grey, to Sir M. Hicks, in answer to his inquiry after his, health, Dec. 29, 1610.
111. Sir Charles Moryson, to Sir M. Hicks; with a present to him which he names not, and many thanks for all his favours, Dec. 31, 1610.