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John Graves ) f Hugh Scott

1596 John Chapman ) Barnard Smith

[xxx] Hugh Arming ) John Prifton,<w Preiton

was placed on the Back ; and the other on the Belly. 'Twas taken
for that which (according to PLINY) is call'd a little Sea
Hog; of fuch Species, as, I think, I have feen, very common,
in the Irish Ocean, different in Sizes, according to the Time
fince they were fpawn'd. This Year the Town, being at great Ex-
pence, in fitting out a Man of War, to ferve the Queen againft the
Spaniards ; her Majefty order'd, that the Inhabitants of Wake-
field, Leeds, and Halifax, who traded hither, fhould bear a Part ;
to which they willingly confented.

liaww] The Aldermen granted, to the Mayor in Being, the Pri-
viledge of prefenting a Townsman with his Freedom, during the
Time of that Mayoralty: But the Inconvenience of this appearing,
a few years after, to be very detrimental ; it was put a Period to,
by general Confent of the Corporation.

The Chamberlains, with an Afterifm preceding their Names,
are placed, ( according to another Manufcript ) Anno 1598.

-r.r.r] Sir Thomas HENEAGE was made High-Steward of
Hull; but, dying this Year, was fucceeded by Sir ROBERT CECIL,
one of the Queen's Privy Council. Her Majefty gave Authority to
the Magistrates to make what Laws they pleafed, for the Govern-
ment of the Town ; with Power to punifh fuch Perfons, who (hou'd
offend againft them : That two Markets fhould be held in what
Places they thought convenient: That (in Imitation of the Lord-
Mayor and Aldermen of London) they fhould be the Protectors of
( Orphans, by taking into their Cuftody what was belonging to them,
thereby to prevent the Childrens being wronged, or affli< ted: That
the\-, and their Succeffors, mould hereafter be called the Common-
Council : That the>' Ihould receive the Cuftoms due for Landing

"t Goods, that were brought into the River I lumber, (excepl
what appertained to the Citizens of York) by which they might
be better enabled to take ( !are "I the I taven, and all other W< irk >,

that conduced to the Safety of the Town.

t Thofe Chamberlains (with this Markfbefore them) ,\w faicl

to be in Office, AniiO [600. Mr. SMITH, and Mr. I '11 1

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128 Chap. Vin. Mayors, Sheriffs, %lz. in Reign of Q.JLLIZ.

1597 Edward Coke ) || Francis Hodgfon
George . ilmond ) Thomas Mault

1598 John Graves ) {John White
[yyv]ll Hlliam Barnard ) ;i; Cuthbert Thompfon

1599 Anthony Burnfall ) * # Robert Morton

[::.;] Robert Spencer ) ** J n. Maugham,^ Maugh

II The Chamberlains with this Mark || arc mention'd Anno 1608.
! yyy ] New Seats being nov made in the High-Church for all
Degrees of Mankind in the Town ; they tamely fubmitted tothofc

Places, which were allotted for them. Hut it was not fo with the
Fair Sex : Their Difputesran fo high, that Ecclefiaftical Commif-
fioners were required tqregulatethe Affair ; which they did to Satis-
faction. On the 12th of June, his Grace, the Archbifhop of York,
gave the Magiftratesa Power to correct the Vicesof the Poorer Sort,
in relation to Drunkennefs, or Fornication ; and, for thofe of the
Rich, to prefent them to his Chancellor, who fhould take Care of

their Punifliment, or Reformation. A very ftrong Order was

made, in the Time of the above Zealous and Worfhipful Mayor,
againft the Stage-Players. It call'd them, idle People; the Debau-
chersofthe virtuous Principles of Youth ; and, in fhort,ftyl'd thofe
itinerary Gentlemen no better than Strolling Vagrants: There-
fore Two Shillings and Six-Pence was laid (by the Magiftrates of
Hull) as a Fine, upon every Inhabitant, who fhould refort to hear
them : And the Landlord was to forfeit Twenty founds, who let a
convenient Place to theAflors,^ herein their Comedies or Tragedies
were to be difplay'd. What a vafl Alteration between this Year,
and future Times ! Where were then the mighty Defenders of the
Stage ; fome of whom have fince been remarkable, in proving
that Vice is thereon corrected, and Virtue adorn'd, in morepathe-
tick full-mouth'd Rhetorick, than the foft and eafy Eloquence of
other moving Orators ? Hut their further Defence is left tothem-
felves, who arc indeed moft fit for that Employment.

\ The Chamberlains, thus mark'd %, are laid to be fuch, in 1609.

\bzz\ The Obftinancy of Mr. Gregory, in refufing (after he was
elected) to Hand Sheriff, I find, in various Manufcripts, to be men-
tion'd under this Year, tho' I've folio v \1 others ( I know not, if thro'
Miftake) by inferting it about the Beginning of the Queen's Reign,
which makes me thus caution the Reader : I [owever, all .Accounts
agree, that he fuffered the Indignities mentioned for his Contempt.
The Queen had a Suit with the Town, for not upholding the Block-
Houfes and Caftle. built by her bather : Hut it dropt by Degrees.

" ' Thcfc Chamberlains are placed (by another MS.) in 1610.



Mayors, Sheriffs, Chamberlains, &c. Reign of K. James I. I 29

1600 HughArmyng,wArmin ) There was a great

yofcpll Fetid, or Field ) Want of Corn this Year

1 60 1 Marmaduke Haddlefey ) E.qfEssex. beheaded, tkri

[a] Thomas Thackeray ) Nottingham's Treachery

®®m + &w«s ■ + m + - &««»

King JAMES I. March 24.

[6o2A\fUliam Barnard } Queen Elizabeth

[£] Chrijlopher Chapman ) departed this life.

1603 J ofeph Field, 1 7 The King, arriving at 'York,
yamesCaJfon ) was fumptuously treated.

1 604 Tho. Thackeray, 1 "J Above 3500 Perfons dy'd
James IVatkinfon ) in that City by the Plague.

1605 James CaiTon | 7#£ Gun-Powder Plot was
Thomas Swann j hatching in this J V^r.

1606 George Almond } The /aid horrid Plot
Rich.Biirgcffc,oxBurgefs ) happily difcovered.

1607 Thomas Swann ) The King of Den-
Nicholas Linsley, or Hausley ) mark 0*01* m/ip England.

1608 Richard Burgefs ) An Union defigridbetwixt
yuo. (or yoshua) Hall ) England and Scotland .
i6o9Chriftopher Chapman ) The\ I ol landers throw

Barnard Smith ) off the Spanish Yoke.

i6ioJas.Watkinfon,] ) King Henry IV.tf/Prance
yohnPrefton ) wickedly affajffinated.

I a ] The Lord Burleigh, with the Lord President of the North,
accompany'd by man)- Knights and Gentlemen, vifiting Hull, on the
23d of Auguji, dined at the Mayor's Iloufe ; and were afterwards
diverted with Fire-Works: But, thro' the over-charging an old Can-
non, that was brought into t lie Market- Place, which contain'd many
curious Contrivances, to be play'd off by thai forcible Element; it
immediately burfl in many fmall Pieces, kill'd a Men on the. Spot,
and wounded feveral Perfons.

[b] An Earthquake, being fell over England, affected tin
Town, in a very fenfible Manner. — Th< King granted a new
( hatter to the ( Corporation , but it cofl them 600/ Upon whicli
Account, fome ofth< Town's Lands were obliged to be fold.

CHA P



L '3° J

CHAP. IX.

A Continuation of the ^ I AY ORS, Sheriffs,

together with fome Account of the Chamberlains, and what
Transactions have happen* d, relating to Kingfton-upon-Hull,
until the Death of King CHARLES I.

A. D. MAYORS and « ( . ,„___. . . „ -

o , l, HAM 111'. RI.AI \ S.

S II E R I F F S . +

i6njAmes Haddlefey ) TOfeph Blaides

J Edward Richard/on y J Hugh Foddle

1612 John Lifter ) John Wood man fey
[e] Lancelot Roper ) John Ramfden

16 1 3 Nicholas Linsley, wLynley 7 Wm. C a wood
[d] Robert Chapman ) Martin J efferfon

1614 Jofeph Feild, 2 ) John Burnfall
Thomas (or Robert) Ferris j Michael Haddlefey

1 61 5 Barnard Smith, 1 ) Thomas Raikes
IVilliam Dob/on ) Thomas Johnfon

[<■] The Place of High-Steward (late in Poffeffion of the Karl
of Salisbury, Lord-Treafurer) being vacant ; Thomas Lord lLllef-
mcrc, had that Dignity conferr'd upon him, this Year.

\_d~] Tho' there had been lb much Stir, in former Times, about
procuring frefh Water from Afilaby, Daringham, Sic. yet thofe
Streams, palling thro' the Mote of the Town, were rarely fo fweet
as they mould be, and often polluted. This occafion'd the Magi-
ilrates to make Application to Richard SJiarpeigh, Efq ; who lived
at Wefiminjler; William * Maltby, of London; and john\\Caj>er,
of Neither-Loughton t \n Lincolnshire, Gentlemen ; three famous Ar-
tifts, and Engineers : Who, coming to view the Place, found prac-
ticable what they intended ; and therefore took a Piece of Ground,
for 100 Years, which (for their Encouragement) they had at a fmall
Annual Rent. On this they erected Water-Works : They had the
Liberty alfo, to lay Pipes in the Streets, fo as they did not exceed
10 Yards long, and I broad, at a time ; which they were to fill up,
before the)' proceeded further: All this, with whatever fliould after
want Repair, to be at their own Expencc; fince the Inhabitants were
Vearly, to allow a profitable Compenfation, for the Water.

* Or MALTLEY. II Or CAIEK. [e] The



Mayors, Sheriffs, Chamberlains, &c. Reign of K. James I. 13 1

i6i6Ed\vd. Richardson ) GeorgeCarlile^/'Caiiisle
[e] John Ram/den ) James Watkinfon

161 7 John Prefton ) John Barnard
JoJui White ) William Haddlefey

161 8 John Lifter, Jttn.~} Christopher Freistby

Robert Morton ) JoelGaskin, wGafcoignc

1619 Lancelot Roper, 1 ) Robert Raikes

[/] James JVatkinfon ) Thomas Moor, or Moon
1 62oTho. Ferris,^ Ferret 7 William Foxley [phries
Henry Chambers ) Joseph (w Joshua) H 11 m-
162 1 Joshua {or John) # Hall ) William Saltmarsh

[g] Thomas Raikes ) William Popple

\_e~\ The Water-Works were now finifh'd, to the unfpeakable
Satisfaction of the whole Town.

[/] The Exchange was begun to be erected, in the Higli-
Street, at the Expence of Five Hundred Pounds, given by the Mer-
chants : But the King allow'd a 5th Part, on Condition, to have cer-
tain contiguous Rooms, for a Cuftom-Houfe, on a lcafe of 50 Years.

* The Worihipful Mayor (in the Year 162 1) removed the Fifh-
Shambles, that were formerly built by Dr. RlPLINGHAM.

[g] A Brief, dated Sept. 26. was fent (by the Archbishop of
York) to this Town, for the Relief of French Proteftants, who fled
to England, on Account of Religion ; for whom was a Collection of
near 150/. and fent them accordingly : But foon after appear'd
another, of a different Nature, for redeeming thirteen Religious.and
to repair an antient Chapel, on Mount Golgotha, where our Saviour
had fuffer'd, which was built by St. Helen, a British Princefs :
But this was very coldly received by the People; who thought the
King was doting in his old Age, upon Account of the Spanish
Match : And there were but Five Pounds gathered on this unwel-
come Occafion. — Great Jealoulies, being epidemical in thefe
Times, were accompany'd by an univerfal Decay of Trade, and
Want of Money. As the Privy-Council had fent to feveral Magi
Urates, in England, to know the Reafons, and how to redrefs thefe
Grievances ; it fell to Mr. "7<>//i/ Ram/den's Share, in this Town ;
who wrote of the fame, in fuch an exqnilite Manner, as merited an

univerfal Approbation. -The Exchange was finished this Veai ,

and tin Town adorned with a \Yw Pavement : To perform which,
a Mailer-Workman was lent for to London, who performed the
lame, in the m atefl Maimer, to general Satisfa< Hon.

[//| A



132 Chap. in. Mayors, Sheriffs, &c. in Reign of K. James 1.

1622 John Ramfdeil ) Nich. Denman, *r Dewmaii

\h\yoseph{pvyosh)Blaides) Jonas Harwood, or

1623 |as. Watkinson, 2 ) Tho. Elsam [Haywood
Martin yefferfon ) Coniston Wrightington

1624 Thomas Thackeray, 2 ) Henry Barnard

John Barnard ) Alexander Swan



I // 1 A great Law-Suit commenc'd (this Year) between the In-
habitants of York&nd Hull, concerning a Cuftom of Foreign bought,
and Foreign fold. That is, (if] underftand it right) Whatever was
offer'd to Sale, or bought, by Strangers, reckon'd fuch, who were

not free of the Town) should be forfeited to the Corporation. It
began, thro' a Seizure, made by the latter, of 50 Quarters of Rye,
belonging to Mr. Barker, a Citizen. The Magiftrates of //////, in a
Petition to the King, pleaded, That the City of York had formerly,
(Anno 1575. before the Earl of Huntington, Lord Prefident, in the
Reign of ( ). ELIZABETH, when fuch another Suit had happen'd) ar-
ticled with them, amongft other Things, That they would never pre-
tend to fuperfede That Antient Cuftom: A Cuftom, which they
enjoy'd, by Vertue o( their Charters, for enabling them to fupport
the Walls, Banks, and Haven, of the Town ; Works, that were
very expensive : And if this Liberty was taken from them, it
might, by impoverishing the Place, be a great Impediment of the
King's Annual Revenues. The Caufe being heard, before the Pri-
vy-Council, with the mo ft: cogent Arguments, on both Sides ; their
Lordships could not find any Reafon for the Seizure, it being Pro-
vifion ; and that York was a principal Member of the Port : But
fince they were both opulent Corporations, they defired them to be
reconciled, by a free and mutual Intercourfe with each other :
Therefore the Barley was to be return'd ; or Money, to the Value :
And the Citizens of York, to be at Libert)-, to bring, into Hull, what
Quantity they pleas'd, at their own Adventure ; and fell therein, as
formerly accuftom'd : But not to attempt farther, in any Breach of
the Articles, which had been made before the Lord Prefident.—
Copper Farthings were invented about this Time : And tho' fo
veryufeful to the Publick ; yet fe vera 1 Proclamations were itfued
forth, before the People could be brought to utter them.

We are now thawing near a troublefome Reign, both to King
and People: The Recital of which might, fome way, feem to ad-
minifter Offence, to Parties of different Sentiments, in relation to
this important Town, were it not that Regard is to be had (without
the leaft Partiality) to Truth alone ; which I shall endeavour to
follow, as belt becomes a faithful Hiftorian. [/] George



Mayors, Sheriffs, Cliamberlains. Reign of K. CHARLES I. 133

1625 Thomas Swan ) William Crew
Cuthbert Thompfou ) Daniel Smith

King CHARLES I. March 27.

1626 "DArnard Smith, 2 ) ChriTtopher Chapman
[/] William Popple ) Samuel Smithfon



[/] GEORGE ABBOT, Archbishop of Canterbury, became High
Steward of Hull ; whofc Brother, with Sir JOHN LISTER, were
elected Burgeffes. — The Inhabitants very generously comply'd
with the Firft Loan, (for which the Lords Dunbar and Clifford
came hither) and fent to the King between Three and Four Hun-
dred Pounds ; tho' many, in feveral Places of the Kingdom, ap-
pear'd to be very much againft it. — The Difagreements between
the King (demanding Subfidies of his People, whilft he vindicated
his great Favourite the Duke of Buckingham) and his Parliament,
(unwilling to comply with his Defires, in Oppofition to the Advice
of that Nobleman) were now increafed, by Reafon, that the King
of Denmark, his Majefty's Uncle, had, with other Powers, taken up
Arms againft the Emperor. The King, thinking himfelf oblig'd
to aflift his Uncle, fent to the Magiftrates of Hull, to provide fuch
.1 Number of Ships, that might tranfport near 1400 Men: Which
being done, they fafely arrived at Staden, a very ftrong Town of
Germany, on the River Scuvenge, near the Elbe. Hut all Afliftances
were to little Purpofe ; for the Danish Monarch, with his Forces,
were defeated, near Luttern, Augujl 2~. by Count Tilly, the Empe-
ror's General, who was a Perfon of great Conduct and Valour. A
Letter was fent to //////, from his Majelty, dated May 29. requiring
the [nhabitantsto fit out Ships againft Privateers, whichvery much
infefted the Coafts : And that, fince his own Revenues were infuf-
ficient tofupplyhis neceflary Occafions,he defired them (as maybe
fuppofed he did others) t<> grant him 6d. on every Chaldron of
( oals, as should be tranfported thither, from Sunderland arid New-
cqjlle; where the fame Sums were to be collected tor what Quanti-
ties were to be lent over Sea: lint this, the King besought them to
do, out of their own free Will. The General Loan, which began
t his Vear.as it was much promoted by fome, was oppofed byothers;

whilft Troubles fe :d to overfpread all Europe! The Lieutc

nants, of all the Counties in England, had ( Orders, to put each Pro-
vince, .mil I >iftri< t. into ,i Poftun oi I >ef< nee ; by training up, for
War, luliieient Men. who were to difarin tin Ko ufailtS, III '/./..

with



134 Chap. ix. Mayors, Sheriffs, &c. Reign of K. Charles 1.

1627 Robert Morton ) George Todd

[/'] ( 'oui /ton II 'rightingt 'on A ) ( reorge Cartwright

1628 Henry Chambers • ) William Peck
[/] Nicholas Hen man ) John Chambers

with its Share of Soldiers, was to procure, against fudden Warning,
3 Lasts and | of Powder, 3 Tun and »} of Match, 3 Tun and J of
Lead ; with Tick-Axes, Carts, Carriages, Ammunition, and Provi-
fions: The Beacons too were got read}-; and all other Things necef-
fary. England feem'd to be furpriz'd at thefe dreadful Prepara-
tions; and could not tell how to judge, whether they had not more
Reafon to fear the fuppofed Arbitral')- Proceedings of their natu-
ral Prince, than the destructive Defigns of foreign Enemies.

[ /• ] The King, who had been unhappy in his Actions, by af-
fisting the Emperor against Spain, was now (thro' the Duke of
BuckingJiam 's Refentment against the Gallick Court, for being fru-
strated in his private Attempt upon a Lady of fublime Quality,
fuppos'd to be their Queen ; and becaufe Cardinal Richlieu had
prevailed with the French King to deny him Admittance in Qua-
lity of Ambaffador) as unfortunate in proclaiming War against
France. But other Reafons were, the French King's mifemploying
7 English Ships, against the Protestants of the large opulent City of
Rochelle, which were lent purely to affist him upon the Italian
Coasts : On this follow' d a Difmiffion of the Queen's Attendants,
to the great Grief of his Royal Confort. But this War proved very
unfuccefsful : The Duke of Buckingham, instead of relieving the In-
habitants of Rochelle, was fore'd to retreat with great Lofs : For
that Expedition, by Order of the Privy-Council, three Men of War,
(each able to bear 200 Tun, and 12 Pieces of Ordnance) had been
fitted out by the Inhabitants of KingJlon-upon-Hull ; One of thefe
was lost by the Enemy ; but the others returned in Safety. — Two
Great Bulwarks (An. \62l.J were erected: One, at the South-
Paid ; the other, on the Side of the Garrifon.

+ Mr. Wrightington, (or WrightUJlon) the Sheriff, was fined 3/.
6s. 8<Y. for not wearing a crimfon Gown on the Festival Days, and
at other appointed Times : But he refufing to pay the Fine, it
was levy'd on him by Distrefs.

• Mr. Chambers was fined, (An. 163°) becaufe he had not fol-
low *d the antient laudable Custom, when he was made Alderman,
ill preparing a Feast, for the Burgeffes of J full : And then it was
decreed, That whoever was exalted, to that Dignity, mould make
a Banquet, (within 40 Days, if at home ; if not, within the fame
Space of Time after) under the Penalty of Twenty Pounds. — As
1 am mentioning Fines, I must here take Notice of an Omiffion, in

relation



Mayors, Sheriffs, Chamberlains. Reign of K. Charles I. 135

i629.S/>John Lifter, Kt. ) Percival Linley
[///] Robert Raikes } Robert Berrier

1630 Lancelot Roper, 2 \ William Linley
[//] Henry Barnard J Peregrine Pel ham

1631 John Barnard ) Rich. Parkins, or Perkins
[0] Alexander Swan ) Tristram Pearfon

relation to Alderman Dal/on, who was Mayor in 1588. He was ac-
cufed, a while after, for having ingroijfed moft of the Mills (about
Town) in his Hands ; taking (inftead of Money, which wascufto-
mary) Moulter-Com ; nay, more of that, than he ought to have done;
and, which aggravated his Offences, had therewith mingled Plai/ler,
to increafe the Weight : For thefe Things, he was feverely repre-
hended ; and might have been fin'd, had not he humbly fubmitted
himfelf, craving Pardon, with a Promife, never to commit the like
again, or any thing elfe, that fhould bring him under Difpleafure.

[/] Tunnage, and Poundage, being laid upon Merchant-Ships,
{Anno 1628, as this Note refers to that Year, in the preceding Page)
it was willingly comply'd with, by the Gentlemen of Hull. —
The Duke of Buckingham was fhibb'd at Port/mouth, by John
Felton, (formerly a Lieutenant) on the 23d of Augujt.

\ m] The Lord Thomas Wentworth, Karl of Strafford, being
Prefident of the North, had fent him (by the Mayor and Aldermen)
feveral valuable Prefents in Silver Plate, and choiceft Wines : And
the like was fent to His Grace, Samuel Harfuet, Archbilhop of
York, upon his Advancement to that See. — Baron TRAPP came
this Year (in Mr. Creurs Ship) to //////, as Judge of Assize; before
whom a Man was convifted, and received Sentence of Death.

[ // ] A Proclamation was pubhfh'd againft vile Infinuations, ly-
ing and treafonable Speeches.

[o] An Order being fent to //////, That the Inhabitants fhould
guard themfelves againll Strangers, and ('are might betaken of the
Tow n ; the Magi ft rates > >rd< r'd, '.it the Expence of all within their
Boundaries) the Ditches immediately to be < lean fed, the Walls and
Block-I loufes repaired, and every Article (neceflary fora Warlike
Defence) provided.— Baron TRAVER arriving at liar/on, in order
to pafs the Hnmber, and hold the Aflize at this Town ; two of the
Aldermen were fent in a Ship to condui 1 the Judge hither ; Three
Guns were fired at his Reception on Board ; five more at his Land-
ing : Thro others were let off from the Block Houfes, and four on
the South End. At the Horfe-Staith, the Mayor, Aldermen, She-
riff, and Attendants, received his Lordfhip, in their Formalities :
And then he was condui ted in 1 [onour to his Apartment.

s [/>] The



136 Chap. ix. Mayors, Sheriffs, &c. Reign of K. Charles I.

1632 Henry Barnard ) Leonard Barnard

[/] J°h n Chambers ) John Swan
1 633 Thomas Raikes, 1 ) William Dobfon

[a] Leonard Barnard) Jofeph Thwing

i634\icholas Den man ) Hugh Torton
[r] William Peck ) John Peck.^Pecket

1635 Martin Jefferfon ) Richard I Iaslajv Ilaslcy
Robert Cartwright ) Robert Drewe

1636 Jofeph Blaides ) John Rogers
Peregrine Pelham ) Richard Wood

[/] The valiant King of Sweden (who had conquer'd the Empe-
rors General Tilly) was slain at the Battle of Lutzen, Nov. 6.

[ q ] The Magistrates of ////// fent 2 Casks of Sturgeon, with a
Butt of Sack, as Prefents, to the Archbifhop of York: HisGrace
returning them two lovely Bucks, a great Feaft was made in the
Hall forthe Burgefles. — Sir HUMPHREY DAVENPORT, the Judge
of Aflize, was fplendidly received. — Upon the Deceafe of Dr. Ab-
bi 1 1', Archbifhop of Canterbury, (who died at Croyden,the 4th of Au-
pv^aged 7 1 ,and interr'd in Gnilford,whereh\s M< »nument,on which
is the Effigy ofhim,may new he feen)the Lord Coventry Vifcount
Ailesbury became High-Steward of Kingfton-upon-Hull. — The
King iheing attended by the Earls of Northumberland, Pembroke,
Arundel, Southampton and Holland, the Marquefs of Hamilton, Bi-
Ihop of London, and other dignify'd Perfons) made his Progrefs to-
wards Scotland. On the 24th of May, arriving at York, he dined
with the Lord-Mayor, (the Right Hon. William* lllenjbn) whom he
was pleafed to knight; conferring the fame Dignity upon William
Pelt. Esq ; then Recorder. The King afterwards afcended to the
Top ofthe Great Steeple of York Minfter,takingaView from thence
of the Situation of the City, with Tart of Yorkshire. When he had
lain 4 Nights in his Palace, call'd the Manor, he proceeded to Edin-
borough, where he was folemnly crown'd ; and held a Parliament
fur about 8 Days : After five Weeks Stay in Scotland, his Majefty
returned, by Poll;, to the Queen, who then refided at Greenwich.

[r] Ship-Money was now begun, occafion'd (in a great Meafure)
on Account, that the Dutch had affum'd a Right to Fifh on the
Coaftsof England; in which they were vindicated by GROTIUS, in
a Treatife, call'd More Liberum: Rut this was anfwer'd and con-
futed by that learned Antiquary, Mr. SELDEN, in his Mare Clau-
fuiu, to the Nation's Satisfaction, and his own Fame.

L/J A



Mayors. Sheriffs, Chamberlains. Reign of K. CHARLES I. 137

1637 Jacob (0fJas.)Watkinfon ) William Maifters
[/) William Crew y Francis Dewick

1638 William Popple ) Matthew Topham

William Dob/on ) Robert Ripley

1639 Robert Morton ) Robert Peafe, or Place
[/] Richard Parkins ) Maccabeus Mollis

[_/"] A Suit was renew'd on the Crown Side (tho' not rigorously
profecuted) for fupporting the Block Houfes and Caftlc, built by
Henry VI 1 1. But this foon dropt, thro' the King's love to many of
the Inhabitants: And the Civil Wars, which demolifh'd all fuch
Places, put a final End to any Difputes of that Nature.

[ / ] The Worfhipful Mayor, Aldermen, and Inhabitants, when



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