Smith College: Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649. [Documents] (1642) (MiscMS 137)

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Document, 1642 Dec. 2, at the Court at Oxford, to Henry, Marquis of Worcester, awarding him various lands, monies and honors. Charles I had made Henry Somerset the 1st Marquis of Worcester on Nov. 2, 1642 for his support in the Civil Wars.

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Misc MS 137 Charles R

Our will and pleasure is that you our Right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin Henry Marquis of Worcester doe assure yr selfe that in the worde of a King and a Christian We will performe these ensueing favours and graunts vnto you over and above the testimonies allready given of our acceptance of yr zeale to our service, and the unparralelled expences you have borne and are at therein.

First the arreares rents and residue of the Lord Petres Wardship for yr sonnes receaving whereof we have now given a sufficient warrant

2ly We have under our signe manuall assigned the Customes of Bristoll unto him but not knowing yet how they stand that assurance is not perfected

3ly We have given Sr Richard Minhall order to finde out any disingaged Lands of ours wch he conceaves he knoweth to the value of Sixty thousand pounds stirling as the Honour of Grafton and others, and then shall they be made unto you or according to yr direction for the reall satisfaction of our debt unto you

4ly All the Lands and Royaltys the Earle of Pembroke hath in Monomouth shire (though we should not take the forfeiture yet we will purchase them and give and graunt them to you ands yours

5ly Our Deare Consort shall voutsafe the favour desired at hers and our hands concerning yr sonne Thomas

Lastly, and further, there is hardly any thing wch you yr self thinke fitt to aske and in our power to graunt, that we shall not finde in our hart a willingnesse and readinesse to graunt voutsafe it, Only we propound that if you could make up the hundreds of pounds wch you have lent over and above the tenne thousands to the somme of five or six thousand then the great woorke soe heroykaly begunne by you will be in a most redy way of perfection but we leave this to yr owne choice assuring you that had not these mischevous and malitious delays hindered yr sonnes proceedings and my intentions this proposition had neverr needed, nor should not have benne made unto you, and now that it is, if you can possibly in any ways procure such a present somme, it shall prove very advantagious to you and yours God graunting us life, and seconding his devine assistance allready voutsafed unto us, Given at our Court at Oxford this second of De: 1642

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