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Smith College: England and Wales. Parliament. [Warrant] 1644 Mar. 4 [to pay] Victor Killagrowe / "both Houses of Parliament." (1644) (MiscMS 424)

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Sr Peter Killigrewe - 80£i

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By vertue of an Ordinance of both Howses of Parliament of the xxjth daie of September. 1643. And in pursuance of an Order of the Commons Howse of the xxviijth daie of Januarie last. these are to will & require you Out of such threasure as now is, or shall be remaninge in your hands, to Paie unto Sr Peter Killagrewe knight the Sume of Fowerscoure pounds for his paines & charges for sundrie Journies by him performed upon Messuages he hath bein imployed in from both Howses of Parliament unto Oxford & Uxbridge. And for soe doeing this together with his Acquittance for the Receipt of the sume shall be your Warrant & discharge; And alsoe to the Auditor generall, or any other Officer of the Revenue whom it may Concerne to Allowe and Passe the same in your Accompte. Dated at the Committee for his Maties Revenue sitting at Westminster the fourth daie of March. 1644.

H.Vane. John Trenchard Henry: Mildmay: Denis Bond F Rous [?]

To our Loving freind thomas Fauconbridge Esq Receivor generall of the Revenue.

Sr Peter Killagrewe

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Sexto die Martij 1644

Receaved by mee Sr Peter Killigrewe knt of Thomas Fauconberg Esq~ Receivor Gen~all of the [Revennewe] the some of Fowerscore pounds According to the warrant within written I say received

xx£i iiij

Peter Killigrou

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Smith College: England and Wales. Privy Council. [Document] 1601 Feb., Court at Richmond (1601) (MiscMS 426)

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To our very good Lord the Lord Buchurst; L: high Treasurer of England.

Ulto februarij 1601 The privie Counsell Apparell, armes Conduct money & conducting of 200 men Levied from the Countie of Monmowth for Ireland.

After our right hartie commendacions to your good L. whereas by her Mats L[evi]es directed to the Commyssioners for the muster in the Countie of Monmouth there were the nomber of 100 Souldrs levied in January last in that Countie for her mats service in Ireland, wch were directed to the port of Brystoll, And that we make humble Request that the chardges dysboursed for the Armynge and apparrellinge of them after - iij£i xs a man, amountinge to iijCl£i, Conduct after viijd a daie to every man for five daies comynge to xvj£i xiijs iiijd. The conductors chardge after iiijs per diem for xij daies arysinge to - xlviijs, [And the Imprest money for every man after ? ? ? comyng to fyftie shillinges], maie be repaide by her matie to William Powell gent appointed by those Commyssioners to receave all the said severall Sommes, wch in the whole doth amount to the {369£.1s.4.} Somme of Three hundreth Three score, eleven nyne pownds [x] js. iiijd, For as moche as her matie hath graunted a privy Seale bearinge date the sixth of January last whereby your L: is aucthorysed to Issue soche Sommes of money for the levyinge, Armynge, and Apparrellinge of those men that are to be Imploied for the service of Ireland as shalbe allowed by six of us [in such] manner & forme as ys prescribed by the said privy Seale; These shalbe to Praie your good L: to give present order that the foresaid Somme of Three hundreth Threescore nyne eleven pounds, [?]js: iiijd for the Apparrellinge, Armynge, Conduct & Conductors chardge [wth the Imprest money] of those 100 Souldiers levied in the said Countie of monmouth, maie be paied unto the saide William Powell. wherein this beinge agreeable to her mats said privy Seale, shalbe sufficent warrant to your L: So wee bid your L: right hartily farewell. From the Court at Richemond the laste of feb: 1601

Your L: assured lovynge freinds.

Jo Cantuar Tho. Egerton. C.S. J.Buchurst. Notingham

Mr Skinner make an order J.B.

L: Treasorer.

W Knollys J.Stanhope.

J Fortescu. [Jo popham] J Herbert

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Smith College: Mary II, Queen of England, 1662-1694. [Document] 1691 Sep. 25, Court at Whitehall (1691) (MiscMS 467)

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Signe Manll.

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Coot 50 }
Shane 100 } 250
Berkley 100 }
[MIIR]

MIIR:

Our Will and Pleasure is That by vertue of Our Generall Letters of Privy Seale bearing date the 19th. day of Aprill 1689 you issue and pay or cause to be issued and payd out of any Our Treasure being and remaining in the Rect of the Excheqr not appropriated to perticular uses by Act of Parliament, the Sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds (without Acct.) unto the respective Persons hereafternamed in the proporcions set against their names, as of Our free Guift and Royall bounty to them severally. That is to say.

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To Dame Eliza. Coote 50 0 0
Dame Frances Shane 100 0 0
Mrs. Jeane Berkley 100 0 0
250 0 0
And for so doeing this shalbe your Warrant Given at Our Court at Whitehall the 21th day of Septr 1691 In the third yeare of Our Reigne.

To Our Rt. Trusty and Rt. Welbeloved Counsellr. Sidney Lord Godolphin and the rest of the Comms. of Our Treaty

By her Mats: Command

Godolphin

John Lowther

T. Pelham

Intr in officio [Chri? pell?] xiiiito die Decembr 1691:

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Coot 50
Shane 100
Berkley 100
250
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{Mary II, queen of England, 1662-1694 MiscMS46[7]}

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Smith College: Mitchelson, Edward, 1605-1682. [Document] / Edwarde Mitchellsom (1620) (MiscMS 495)

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Humbly sheweth wheras your petisiner hauing been a seruant tho unworthy unto this honored Court and Common welthe and their being at his entry orders Drawen about his wages the first yeare he was to haue tenn pounde and his Fees butt it did appeare not suffecient wherupon this honored Court did see ground they gaue him twentye pounde butt afterwarde upon a motion made by som to the Court in Regarde of the Countrys pouertye at the Courts Request your petisiner being willing to suffer wth the country at the Courts Request aba[it]ed tenn pounde wch haue been very preiediciall to him in Regard of his family. the Country being senc that tyme deuided Into seuerall shyrs and likwiss euery Constable to serue attachmentte all wch haue taken away what were by order Dewe to your petisiner and being very fewe executions he hath not had much aboue tenn pounde thesse dyuers years wch is a small stipen to cary on the affayrs of his family so as he is a greatt sufferer hearin So humbly desiring that this honored Courtt would take it into Consideration and afford him som competentt means So as he may be a delygentt seruentt to this honord Courtt and Country and a comfort to his familye wch dothe Requir mor then formerly the Lord haueing giuen him [maclarge] if it be examined I think it will appear your petisiner haue least wages of any, considering his expenc of tym and dirty Imploymentt And also he desireth that he may haue som [particulare] Laws and orders to walke by in the plac you call him to so as he may not offende as neare as he can and your petisiner shall be and now is alway Ready to do his uttmost in any servic he is able to this honored Court and Country to his best Indeuers so as he may butt find In[cu]ragmentt that way So Leauing you and all your waightye affayrs to the wisse ordering and Issuing of the almighty He euer prays and So Rests

Youre unworthy seruantt Edwarde Mitchellso[nn]

Your petisiner did petisson the Last Generall Courtt butt had no Answer wch was the causs of putting him on it againe to pettision at this tyme

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MiscMS495

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Smith College: Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685. [Letter] 1661 Aug. 18, Whitehall [to] Sr Ken[e]l[m] Digby (1661) (MiscMS 835)

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R Charli 2di Letter to S. K. Digby 1661

For Sr Ke~l Digby.

Sr Ke~l Digby.

Sinc it would be of preiudice to my Seruice, to passe graunts of pensions before the Settlement of my reuenue, I haue thought fitt in the meane time to giue you the Satisfaction of this assurance, that I will be carefull to make good unto you the pension of two thousand pounds a yeare upon the post Office from the time that I promised it you, And that it shall be particularly reserued for you out of any graunt whatsoever I shall make of the reuenue of the sayd Office. You may rely on this promise of,

Your assured friende

Charles R

Whithall 18 August 1661.

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Smith College: Portsmouth and Aubigny, Louise-Renée de Kéroualle, Duchess of, 1649-1734. [Contract] (1684 Jun. 2) (MiscMS 586)

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{[Louise Renee de Penencourt, of Queroalle] Duchess of Portsmouth &c - her illegitim[ate] son by Charles II - was born 29 July, 1672 and created Duke of Richmond in 1675}

By the Contract of Donation entre=vifs, the Lady Duchesse of Portsmouth settles upon the Duke her son,

1. The Barony and Lordship of Chastilwith its appurtenances and dependencies purchased by the sd Dsse from the D of Brissac and his Creditors, the 2d of June 1684.

2, The Lands and Lordship of Queroalle with their dependencies, purchased (with the power of Redemption to the next of kin) of the Carmelite Nunns near Vannes.

3, The Lordship of Mesnoallet, with its dependencies, purchasd (with the like Benefitt of Redemption) of [Ainel] Bedry, the 16 of January 1683. - The sayd Lands Lordships and their dependencies, scituat and being within the Bishoprick of Lion in Britagne - without reserving any part thereof, excepting what is hereafter Expressed.

Constituting this sd D. and his heirs lawfully begotten, Proprietors of the Premisses, & vesting him in the Right and Title thereof, - To hold & Enjoy the same from the day of the death of the sd Dsse Reserving to herselfe onely the use & Profitt thereof for her Life, as assignée of the sayd D. who may not either before or after her death sell, alienate or Mortgage any part of the sd Lands and Ldships; wch are to Revert to the sd Dsse without being charged with any debts or Mortgages by the sd D. in case he dye without issue.

Giving also and granting irrevocably all her present & future Goods & Moveables as also all moveables which she may be hereafter possessd of in Britagne or Elsewhere, without /any

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any reserve, but onely of the use and Profit thereof during her Life, as assignée of the sayd Prince. Being willing that he be & remaine vested in the possession thereof, & substituting thereto his Issue lawfully begotten, without that he may either sell, alienate or Mortgage the same which for want of such Issue shall Revert to the sd Dsse without being Lyable to any Debts or Engagements

Reserving also to herselfe, the power of disposing in her Life or by will of the summe of 300m Livers to be chargd upon the sd Estate. as also the power of settling, either in her Life time or by Will the Possession of the Houses, profits & Revenues of the sd Lands & Lordships of Queroalle & Mesnoallet upon her father & mother, and to the Survivor of them, during Life (Vesting them in the full possession thereof by these presents) which after the death of the sd Survivour shall Revert to the sd Duke & be Re-united to the premisses

Provided that if the sd D, dye without issue Lawfully begotten, the sd Ldshipps of Queroalle & Mesnoallet shall as of Right belong to the Seigneur de [Quilimade] & his descendants lawfully begotten, he bearing her Name & Arms &ca Reserving to herselfe, her Father and Mother as abovesaid &c And that this Donation is made in Consideration of her affection to her said Son &ca

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