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CONTENTS

OF THE SECOND VOLUME.
CHAPTER X.

THOMAS PERCY, SEVENTH EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND, K.G.

A.D. 1528—1556.



Left to the care of Sir Thomas Tempest — "Restored in blood," and knighted by
Edward VI. — Nominated Governor of Prudhoe Castle — Recaptures Scarborough
Castle — Created Baron Percy of Cockermouth, and on following day Earl of
Northumberland, by Queen Mary — Restoration of Lands — Appointed Warden
of East and Middle Marches — Adopts measures for defence of the Borders —
Makes raids into Scotland with aid of foreign mercenaries — Marries Lady Anne
Somerset — Viewed with suspicion by Queen Elizabeth — Resigns the Wardenship
— Queen Mary of Scotland takes refuge in Westmoreland — The Earl attempts to
obtain her guardianship — Elizabeth's claims upon his copper mines — He joins the
Earl of Westmoreland in the defence of the ancient faith against the Reforma-
tion — Symptoms of armed opposition — He refuses to obey the Queen's command
to repair to Court — Alleged influence of the Countess of Northumberland — The
rebellion breaks out — Its causes — Proclamations by the two Earls — Who are pro-
claimed traitors —Degradation from the Order of the Garter — "The North in
Arms" — Capture of Barnard Castle — Feeble tactics — Futile appeal to allies —
Suppression of the rebellion and flight of the two Earls — Fallen among thieves —
Escape into Scotland — Elizabeth's demand for the surrender of the rebels —
Negotiations broken off by the death of the RegeDt Murray — Terrible retribu-
tion — Invasion of Scotland — Attitude of Sir Henry Percy — Lady Northumber-
land's appeals — The Laird of Lochleven surrenders his guest — Popular
indignation in Scotland — Lord Hunsdon custodian of the Earl — Who is tried —
Sentenced to death — And executed at York — The widowed Countess and her
daughters " Pages &— 12$

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CONTENTS.



CHAPTER XL
HENRY PERCY, EIGHTH EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND.



Contrast between " Simple Tom" and "Cruel Henry" — Border raids — The Congre-
gationers — The Earl marries Lord Latimer's daughter — His part in the rebellion
— His sympathy with the Scottish Queen — Committed to the Tower — Restored to
favour — At Petworth — Engaged in new plots — Is dismissed from Governorship of
Tynemouth Castle — Re-committed to the Tower — The evidence against him —
His mysterious death — The "True and summary Report " — Grave suspicion of
foul play — His extensive possessions Pages 126 — 176



CHAPTER XII.
HENRY PERCY, NINTH EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND,



Brought up in the Protestant faith — Attempts to convert him to Romanism — Defective
training — His love of literature and art — Domestic expenditure — Disputes with
his mother — The Armada — Is made a Knight of the Garter — Depressed state of
Northumberland — Projected marriage with Lady Arabella Stuart — Marriage with
Lady Dorothy Perrott — Family jars — The Earl of Essex — Charles and Richard
Percy — Dudley Carleton — Lord Southampton — The Earl challenges Sir Francis
de Vere — Secret correspondence with King James VI. — Lord Henry Howard — Sir
Walter Raleigh — Lord Burghley — Accession of King James — Sir Francis Bacon
— The Earl retires from Court — The Gunpowder Plot — Thomas Percy — The
Earl placed under restraint — His examination and trial in the Star Chamber —
Animus of the King and his minister — The sentence — Proving a negative — Lord
Knollys — The Earl's lands sequestrated — A wife's pleading — The Queen's
death — Syon House — Life in the Tower — The wizard Earl and his magi —
Prison expenditure — The Earl of Cumberland — Lady Lucy Percy and Lord
Hay — " Instructions to my son " — Compared with Chesterfield's letters — Release
from the Tower— A calm old age after a stormy life Pages 177 — 365

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CONTENTS.



CHAPTER XIII.

ALGERNON PERCY, TENTH EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND.

Boyhood in the Tower — College life — Marriage with Lady Anne Cecil— Is elected a
Knight of the Garter — Appointed Admiral of the Channel Fleet — Uncongenial
duties — Launch of a monster ship of war — Death of his Countess — Is created
Lord High Admiral — The Earl and Countess of Leicester — The Countess of
Carlisle — Naval reforms — The Dutch and Spanish fleets — The Scottish war —
Appointed Lord General — Military organization — Lord Conway — Severe illness
— Lord Strafford — Sir Henry Percy and the Army plot — The Earl's political
views — Revocation of his commission as Lord High Admiral — Civil War — The
Oxford and Uxbridge Commission — Custody of the King's children — Escape of
the Duke of York — The last negotiations — The Earl votes against the King's
trial — Demolition of Wressil Castle — Correspondence with the Earl of Leicester
— Lord Percy of Alnwick — The restoration — Moderate counsels — The Earl
retires from public life— Education of his son— His death— Sir William Temple's
summary of his character Pages 366 — 476



CHAPTER XIV.

JOCELYN PERCY, ELEVENTH EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND.

His letters to his tutor — Marriage with Lady Elizabeth Wriothesley — Correspon-
dence with Sir William Temple — Travels with John Locke — Dies at Turin — The
succession of his daughter and heiress challenged by James Percy, the trunk-
maker — Proceedings of the claimant — Result — The widowed Countess marries
Lord Montagu — And is deprived of the custody of her only child . Pages 477 — 491



CHAPTER XV.

ELIZABETH, BARONESS PERCY, DUCHESS OF SOMERSET.

The Dowager Countess of Northumberland — Lady Elizabeth's numerous suitors — Is
married in her twelfth year to the Earl of Ogle — Who dies a few months after
When she is wedded to Thomas Thynne, of Longleat — Mysterious circum-
stances attending this marriage— Count Koningsmarck's murder of Thynne —
Lady Elizabeth becomes Duchess of Somerset — Character of " The Proud Duke"
—Life at Court — The Earl and Countess of Hertford Pages 492 — 512

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CONTENTS.



CHAPTER XVI.

LADY ELIZABETH SEYMOUR, AFTERWARDS DUCHESS OF
NORTHUMBERLAND.

Lady Elizabeth and Sir Hugh Smithson — Their marriage — Death of Lord Beauchamp
— Animosity of the Duke of Somerset to the heiress — His intrigues defeated by
Sir Hugh Smithson — Who is created Earl of Northumberland — Appointed Lord-
Lieutenant of Ireland — And employed in delicate political negotiations by the
King — Is created Duke of Northumberland — Lord Bute and Lord Chatham —
Queen Charlotte and the Duchess of Northumberland — Entertainments at
Northumberland House — The Ticture Gallery — The Duchess of Northumber-
land's letters from Faris — Her death — The Gordon Riots — Death of the Duke —
His character Pages 513 — 546



CHAPTER XVII.



HUGH PERCY, SECOND DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND,
AND HIS SUCCESSORS.



His military tastes— Serves as Volunteer in Seven Years' War— Enters the First Foot
Guards — Promoted to command the Fifth Foot — Marries Lady Anne Stuart —
Embarks for Boston — His letter on the actions at Lexington and Bunker's Hill
— Is made Lieutenant-General — Disputes with Sir George Howe — Resigns his
command— His political views — Friendship for Charles Fox — Declines public
office — The Prince Regent — Measures against invasion — Differences with Fox —
Marries Miss Burrell.

Hugh, the Third Duke.— Represents England at the Coronation of Charles X.
— His munificence.

Algernon, the Fourth Duke.— Services in the Navy— Appointed First Lord of
the Admiralty— Scientific attainments — Restoration of Alnwick Castle — Marries
Lady Eleanor Grosvenor.

George, Earl of Beverley, succeeds as Fifth Duke— And, dying in 1S67, i<
succeeded by his son, Algernon George, as Sixth Duke— The fifteenth member
of the House of Percy who was a Knight of the Garter . . . . Pages 547— 573



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APPENDICES.
VOL. II.

NO. TACB

I. Appointment of Seventh Earl of Northumberland

as Chief of an Embassy to Scotland 575

II. Seizure of Queen Mary's Treasure 576

III. Confession of the Earl of Northumberland .... 576

IV. The First Proclamation of the Two Earls .... 577

V. " Protestacon " Addressed to the Nobles 578

VI. List of Attainders on the Suppression of the Earls'

Rebellion 579

VII. Leonard Dacre 5 Sl

VIII. Summary of the Revenues of the Eighth Earl of

Northumberland 582

VIII a. "The State of England, Anno Domini 1600, by Thomas

Wilson" SU

IX. Compromise of a Northumbrian Blood-Feud .... 585

X. The Table of Descent of Thomas Percy, the Gun-
powder Plot Conspirator 5 86

XI. Alleged Misdemeanours of Thomas Percy 589

XII. Deposition of Josceline Percy 599

XIII. "The Decree of Star Chamber againste the Earle
of Northumberland in the Fourth Year of King
James, Trinity Term" 600

XIV. Interrogatories to be Ministered to the Earl of

Northumberland, this 23 of June 6°6

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CONTENTS.

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XV. Letter from the Ninth Earl of Northumberland

to Lord Knollys 608

XVI. An Extent, touching the Estate of the Earl of
Northumberland in the King's Hands for a
Fine of 30,000/. 616

XVII. Syon House 619

XVIII. Letters Patent, 8th November, iith James L, being a
Pardon and Release unto Henry, Earl of North-
umberland, of a Fine of 30,000/. upon him in the
Star Chamber in consideration of 11,000/. paid
into the Exchequer 621

XIX. The Earl of Northumberland's Library in the

Tower 626

XX. The Cost of Installation of the Tenth Earl of

Northumberland as a Knight of the Garter . 630

XXI. A List of Colonels, as also of the Several Counties
out of which they are to raise their men, as also
the Names of Ships, Captains, and Lieutenants
that are now set forth under the Command of
the Right Honble. Algernon Percy, Earl of
Northumberland, General and Admiral of the
Marine and Fleet for the Expedition, 1640 .... 632

XXII. Mr. Isaac Disraeli's Portrait of the Tenth Earl of

Northumberland 634

XXIII. The Oxford Commissioners 635

XXIV. Harry Martyn 635

XXV. Horrors of the Civil War 636

XXVI. Return made by the Earl of Northumberland's
Agents and Presented to Parliament in Support
of Petition for Compensation for Losses Sus-
tained by the Civil War 636

XXVII. Commission of High Constable of Encland 637

XXVIII. Abstract of the Will of Algernon, Tenth Earl of

Northumberland 638

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CONTENTS.



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XXIX. ABSTRACT OF THE WILL OF JOCELINE, ELEVENTH EARL OF

NORTHUMBERLAND 64 1

XXX. Warrant authorising Henry, Earl of Ogle, to

ASSUME AND BEAR THE NAME AND ARMS OF PERCY . 643

XXXI. Lady Elizabeth Percy's Marriage with Thomas

Thynne 644

XXXII. The Seymours, Dukes of Somerset 646

XXXIII. Swift's "Windsor Prophecy" 648

XXXIV. Pedigree of the Smithsons of Stanwick, Yorkshire . 649

XXXV. Assumption of the Name of Percy by Sir Hugh
Smithson on attaining the Earldom of North-
umberland 652

XXXVI. Value of the Percy Estates in Northumberland

at different Periods 653



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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

VOL. II

PACE

Portrait of Thomas, Seventh Earl of Northumberland, K.G.

From a Painting at Alnwick Castle Frontispiece

Facsimile of Passport Signed by Thomas, Seventh Earl of

Northumberland, and the Earl of Westmoreland ... 63

Reliquary of the Holy Thorn 122

Petworth House, from an Old Drawing 157

Facsimile of Autographs of Eighth and Ninth Earls of

Northumberland, KG 176

Portrait of the Ninth Earl of Northumberland, K.G. ... 177

Syon House 249

Portrait of the Tenth Earl of Northumberland, K.G. From

a Painting at Syon House 366

Northumberland House, Strand. From a Painting by Canaletti . 446
Facsimile of Autograph of Tenth Earl of Northumberland,

K.G 476

Portrait of the Eleventh Earl of Northumberland. From

a Painting at Alnwick Castle 477

Portrait of Elizabeth, Baroness Percy, Duchess of Somerset.

From a Painting at Alnwick Castle 49 l

Portrait of Charles, Sixth Duke of Somerset, K.G. From a

Painting at Syon House S° l

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.



PAGE



Portrait of Elizabeth, Baroness Percy, Duchess of North-
umberland. From a Portrait at Syon House 513

Portrait of Hugh, First Duke of Northumberland. From a

Portrait at Syon House 521

Alnwick Castle, as Restored by the First Duke of North-
umberland. From a Painting by Canaletti 531

Portrait of Algernon, Fourth Duke of Northumberland,

K.G. From a Painting at Alnwick Castle 570

Portrait of George, Fifth Duke of Northumberland. From

a Painting at Alnwick Castle 572

Memorial Tablet to Members of the Percy Family in
Petworth Church 653

Atchievement of Arms of Algernon George, Sixth Duke
of Northumberland, K.G At end of Vol.



XIV



ERRATA IX VOL. II.



Tage 9, line Ii, for " William " read " Henry."
IO, ,, 21, dele " and" and "moreover."

17, footnote 2, for " Sir John Bowes " read " Sir George Bowes."
39, line 3, for "half-sister of" read "nearest of kin to."
47>f or " clericals" read " clerics."

52, footnote l, for "Robert" read "George" Bowes.
82, 7 lines from foot, for " Atilla" read "Attila."

53, last line, for " Femeyhead " read " Ferneyhurst."
91, footnote I, line 2, for "by Sussex to Cecil" read "to Sussex, Cecil, &c,

&c."
100, line 2, for "Loughlevin " read " Loch Leven."
Ill, footnote, for " Thirlstone " read "Thirlstane."
135, headline, for " Congregations" read " Congregationers."
146, lines 13 and 1$, from "of Henry Percy" to end of evidence in inverted

commas.
177, last line but one from bottom, after "the" insert "eighth."
187, footnote 2, line 2, for "moent" read "invent."
195, line 5, for "rhymes " read "lines."
202, ,, 19, for " ears" read "knowledge."
2 °3> >> *9» for "Edward" read "Edmund."
341, line 10, for " injustice" read "personal injury."

341, footnote ^ for " Robert " read " Thomas."

342, footnote I, 4th line from bottom, for " Poppea" read " Poppsea."
361, footnote l, for " Knoll " read " Knole."
391, footnote 2, line 3, for "amorous" read "amatory."
427, footnote I, for " Duke " read " Earl " of Bedford.
448, line 12, for "Chislehurst " read "Christ Church."
464, line 4, for "Dacres" read "Dacre."
5°9> >j 17, for " Earl" read " Duke."
513, under headlines, for "Died 1777" read " Died 1776."
525, line 8, for "nephew" read "grandson."
529, line 14, for " sixth" read "seventh."
529, footnote 1, line 3, for "for" read "from."
537, date in margin, for " 1765" read " 1766."
54S, footnote I, for "' 1767 " read " 1766."
556, line 16, dele "in 1777."

572, last \me, for "Greathead" read " Greatheed."
589, footnote 2, for " MSS. 2 " read " I.1SS. Q. 2."



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CHAPTER X



^rbmtlj a?art of iiorfljumficvIanB, U.<B.



Born 1528.

Restored, May 1, 1557.
Executed at York, Aug. 22, 1572.



■Co n tempo ra ry
English Sovereigns.

Henry VIII.
Edward VI. ace. 1547.
Mary „ 1553.

Elizabeth „ 1558.



tSIPSS^W Y his wife Eleanor, daughter and heiress



of Guiscard Harbottall, of Beamish,
Durham, 1 Sir Thomas Percy had left
two sons and one daughter, 2 who, on
their father's attainder and execution,

appear to have been thrown upon the charity of their

friends.

1 Their marriage settlement, under which the Earl of Westmoreland,
Sir Thomas Hylton, and Sir John Delaville were trustees, is preserved
in the Record Office. Four years after Sir Thomas Percy's death his
widow married Sir Richard Holland of Denton. He died in 1548, and
by a will under which Sir John Byron of Newstead, Nottingham (an
ancestor of the poet), was executor, left her very handsomely provided
for. Among her accounts there is an acquittance from Adam Holland
of Manchester " for blacks supplied to Lady Alianore Percy for Sir
Richard Holland's burial: ^28 iij. 4^/. " She had previously been left
considerable property by the widow Margaret Middleton, including four
salt-pans in Northumberland, for sixty years at an annual rental of
^13 6s. 8d. " to be tendered half yearly in the body of the Parish
Church of St. Nicholas in Newcastle."

3 Married to Sir Francis Slingsby of Scriven.

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THOMAS PERCY, SEVENTH EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND.
A - D - The Duke of Norfolk writes :—

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— D "As to Sir Thomas Percy's chyldern I have entreated

good Syr Thomas Tempest to take them into his custodie,
they being at this tyme in the Bushopricke, withyn twoo
myles of his house, and have promised hym to have ther
costes payed for." J

A few months later Sir Thomas Tempest sought to
be relieved of the responsibility of this charge, for
the Bishop of Durham writes on his behalf: —

"Also Sir Thomas Tempest, at the commaundment of
my Lorde of Northfolke, hath the sonnes of Sir Thomas
Percy in his kepinge at his hows in the Byshoprick ; which
howse is not stronge, but veray weyke, and within 16 myle
of Tyndal ; no town betwyx, nor nodyr obstacle than the
ryver of Tyne when the water is rysen ; for at low
waters ther be 2 fordes that every man may passe, by
whiche the thevys mych do ennoy our contrey. I know
this to be trew by experience, for I have rydden the same
way. He desyreth mych to be rydde of the custody of
them, and demaundyth of me licence to be absent for the
kepinge off them ; which resonably I cannot deny, and
yet his presence wer veray necessary. Some odyr place,
more within the contre, were more mete than his hows,
and the chyldren be yonge, and most be amonge
women." 2

It seems to have been apprehended that attempts
would be made by Scottish marauders to capture these
children, presumably with a view to ransom, or for the
purpose of using the influence of their name in future
raids upon English territory. It is not explained why
they had been withdrawn from their mother's care (pos-
sibly in consequence of her complicity in the rebellion),

1 Norfolk to Cromwell, Sth July, 1537, State Papers, Henry VIII.

VOl. V. p. Q2.

1 Bishop Tunstall to same, Ibid,, p. 11S.

4



EARLY LIFE OF THOMAS PERCY.

and little is known of the conditions under which they
passed the twenty years intervening between their father's
death and the restoration of the Earldom.

As they advanced to man's estate they took part in the
defence of the Borders ; and Thomas, the elder son,
appears to have received knighthood at the hands of
King Edward VI." by whom he had previously been
restored, "only in blood, as heir to his father" to enable
him to inherit any lands that might descend to him from
collateral branches of his house. He and his brother
Henry were also under this grant permitted "to have
and enjoy in survivorship all offices, fees and profits, and
an annuity of ioo marks," granted to them by their uncle,
the sixth Earl of Northumberland ; but ail the lands
which this Earl had transferred in trust to the Crown, as
well as those belonging to their father on his attainder,
were specially exempted from the operation of this act.

Shortly after the accession of Queen Mary Sir Thomas
Percy was nominated Governor of Prudhoe Castle ; 2 and
in the several outbreaks provoked by religious persecu-
tion under the new reign, he showed himself an active
and zealous supporter of the Queen's cause.

When in 1557 Sir Thomas Stafford with an armed
body of men set sail from France, and by a sudden
onslaught succeeded in capturing the castle of Scar-
borough, 3 Sir Thomas Percy was despatched by the



1 He is for the first time called Sir Thomas towards the end of

1549-

2 There appears to have been a long pending dispute between Thomas
Percy and one Thomas Carey, gentleman, as to the right to this office,
which Queen Mary, by an order in council dated March 14, 1555,
decided in favour of the former, Carey being ordered "wholly to avoyde
the said Castle at Whitsuntide," and to pay a fine of £20. — See
Alnwick MSS. vol. i.

3 See Sandford's Genealogical History of England, p. 479, and
Holinshead, vol. iv. p. 86. This Stafford, a younger son of the Lord
Stafford, was beheaded on Tower Hill, 28 May, 1557.

5



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THOMAS PERCY, SEVENTH EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND.

a.d. Earl of Westmoreland to recover the fortress, which
x 5 2 _^ 72 he effected after a two days' siege.

So devout a daughter of the Church as Queen Mary
of England could hardly remain insensible to the claims
of one whose father had incurred ruin and death in
defence of the Catholic faith, even if his military prowess
had not given him claims to her recognition.

She accordingly, by letters patent dated 30th April
1557, created him Baron Percy of Cockermouth and, on
the day following, Earl of Northumberland : " in con-
sideration of his noble descent, constancy, virtue, and
value in arms and other strong qualifications." l

A portion of the lands which his- uncle had bequeathed
to the Crown were at the same time restored to him, 2
and in his thirtieth year Thomas Percy entered into
possession of the great northern Earldom : amid the
passionate enthusiasm of the population, and in the full
enjoyment of his Queen's confidence and favour. The
high offices, as Guardian of the Frontier, which had
come to be considered the hereditary right of his house,
were at once conferred upon him ; he was appointed
" Marshal of the Field against the Scots 3 ; " Member
of the Council of the North, Governor of Redesdale, Tyn-
dale and Berwick, and Warden of the East and Middle
Marches, " which conjunction," writes Her Majesty
" will I trust bring all to obedience. 4 "

Although better versed in the pursuits and recreations of
country life than in affairs of state, the Earl of Northumber-

1 Fxdera, xv. 461-462. The Charter, an elaborate parchment docu-
ment with a richly illuminated border, and surmounted by portraits of
Queen Mary and Philip of Spain, is preserved at Syon House.

2 Letters Patent, 4 and 5, Philip and Mary. The restitution was
made to the Earl of Northumberland in tail male with remainder to
his brother Henry Percy in tail male.

3 The Queen to the Council of the North, May 19, i 5S7 . State
Papers. *

« Fasi1era % xv. 46S, 472, and 4-5.

6



RESTORATION TO THE EARLDOM.

land applied himself diligently to the duties of his various A.n.
civil offices; while in the more congenial employment of
military command he proved an able and energetic guardian
of the frontier. The project of a surprise of Norham '
and Wark 2 Castles, by a strong force under the Queen
Mother of Scotland in person, in August 15 58, was de-
feated by his vigilance ; and in the following October
Lord Shrewsbury, President of the North, reports to the
Privy Council " the great goode wille and much dylygence
and pacyens in doing, and suffering the wether and want
of things, of my Lord Northumberland and others. 3 "

His correspondence furnishes many details on
the system of border, defence and warfare as pursued
at that time. He quotes the frontier garrisons under his
command at 1 1 50 men "in bands of hundreds and fifties," 4
450 of them being " spoiled inhabitants," and all the rest
Northumberland men. The pay they received varied
from 6d. to 12^/. a day (equal at least to 3s. and 6s. of our
money), but this included maintenance of man and
horse, as well as clothing and equipment.

In another report 5 he submits a plan for more effectually
defending the border against the increasing forces of the

1 Sir Henry Percy held the Governorship of this important strong-
hold, having, in 1557, obtained Queen Mary's sanction to purchase the
post from his cousin, Richard Norton of Conyers. for ^300.

2 In December, Northumberland informs the Council that he had
removed the Governor, Rowland Forster, from the command of this
fortress — "I should be sorry for such a man to keep a place which
is the principal key of that frontier. I have no private grudge against
him, and would be glad to find him deserve well, as his friends are honest



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