File LEST/P 20 - 'A series of letters collected and bound together by the late Mr Styleman Le Strange' mainly addressed to members of the Calthorp and L'Estrange families

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LEST/P 20

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'A series of letters collected and bound together by the late Mr Styleman Le Strange' mainly addressed to members of the Calthorp and L'Estrange families

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  • 1473-1714 (Creation)

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With a detailed catalogue and index, and transcripts of nos 1-13, 15, 17, 35, 59.

(p.1) 4 Dec - The King [Edward IV] to Sir William Calthorp. Ordering him to carry out intended contract made by his late daughter-in-law Elizabeth whereby her son and heir is to marry a daughter of Sir John Wyngfelde. [Initialled by the King.]

(p.2) 4 Sept - The Duke of Suffolk to Sir William Calthorp. Desiring him to appoint time and place at which his late Under-Sheriff John Balhed may give account and pays what is found due by the Auditors. [Signed & dated Westhorp.]

(p.3) 22 April - The Duke of Norfolk to Sir William Calthorp, Steward of His Household. Desiring him to attend on him on the Monday following on his entry into Norwich on the King's business, and to bring his son Thomas with him. [Signed.]

(p.4) 12 - To her brother Sir William Calthorp. Complaining that William Barle has wrongfully entered on Manor of Elsenham. Encloses a letter to him which she asks her brother to sign so as to get her righted. [Initialled C.]

(p.5) 24 Nov - Dame Isabell Sagnevyle to her nephew Sir William Calthorp. Intends to carry out the will of her late husband & his father Sir Thomas Sagnevyle - her servant John Mathewe was to have an annuity out of the Manor of Riddlesworth. [Signed.]

(p.6) nd - J Calthorp to ? The Bishop. Requesting him to send him his men as before to help his mother-in-law Lady Roos in getting home her corn. [Signed.]

(p.7) 4 June - Robert Osberne to Master Calthorp. Complaining that his wife (Calthorp's sister) is not treated with love and favour by her own kin. Both her and she will agree to any reasonable course to mend matters. [Enclosed 'Copy' and endorsed to Bryan Stapilton Squier.]

(p.8) 1 June 1473 - W. Deugayn [?Dengayn] to Sir W. Calthorp. Recommending him to come to London for my Lord of Suffolk's matter. Lord Howard gone to Calais and he had a fight with some Esterlings. King has restored Countess of Warwick. Peace not likely. [Initialled at top. Signed.]

(p.9) 1 Sunday of cleue lenten - Margery Lady Roos to her brother Sir William Calthorp. Complaining of the conduct of one Reynallyns a Tenant of Sir William's, who avers in excuse that he acted by Sir W.'s orders.

(p.10) nd - Friar Perys of St Faiths to William Calthorp. As to certain matters in dispute between Wm Calthorp and Father Juglese with regard to lands in Dilham and Smallborough. He requests that his letter may be burnt.

(p.11) 4 Oct 1549 - Duke of Somerset to Sir William Fernoor. William Bull has made complaint that he unjustly exacts sums of money; requests an explanation. [Dated 'Hampton Court'.]

(p.12) 7 - Queen Elizabeth [Sign Manual.]. Whereas grain had been provided to send to the Low Countries, the export of which had been subsequently stopped on account of rise in prices, which have since fallen, permission is now given to export on Treasurer's Order barley & malt already shipped, but not wheat.

(p.13) 25 July 1631 - King Charles I to Sir Hamon Le Strange. Appointing him Collector of Fines for Knighthood in Norfolk [Sign Manual - Signet gowe.]

(p.13A) 28 Feb 1631 - Board of Treasury (?) to H.M. Commissioners for Norfolk. Empowering them to compound with gentleman in Norfolk for Knighthood and to examine Pleas of excuses. Encloses list of those pleading.

(p.14) 24 June 1629 - H. Colrane to Sir Hamon Le Strange. Offers to refer to arbitration some difference between his Tenant Mr Drury and Sir Hamon as to Sheep walks near Dorking. Proposes Mr Arminger as Umpire.

(p.15) 10 March 1633 - Jo: Hassall & Others to their Tenants. Asking them to contribute towards the repair of the Spire of Norwich Cathedral which is ruined by time and weather.

(p.16) 2 July 1635 - James Calthorp to Arminger. Encloses letters from Mr Dey and Mr Wm Arminger. Is coming to Basham. Requests him to move Mr Coke for the sight of certain evidences in his custody.

(p.17) 19 June 1636 - Myller to Sir Hamon Le Strange. Sending an extract from Lynn Charter as to their Admiralty Rights. Thanks for kindness shown to Thos Lemon & others.

(p.18) 9 May 1637 - John Whytyng to Lady Sydney. As to the ownership of certain marshes. As to a debt due from one Simonds. Hanna Read is gone to New England; her sister Susan is with Lady Cooper, now Lady Alford, as her gentlewoman.

(p.19) 13 Nov 1637 - Thomas Coke to Sir Hamon Le Strange. Sir H. is to have Heacham marshes. Legal agreement of the Lord Chief Baron showing that ownership of Salt marshes is in the King. Argument respecting Shipmoney.

(p.20) 10 April 1641 - Roger Bungay to Sir Hamon Le Strange. Correspondence respecting some timber belonging to the Lords Adventures for draining the Fens cast up at Snettisham & detained by Robert Styleman.

(p.21) 26 April 1632 - Toby Pedder to Robert Banyard. Banyard has been charged as disseizer of land from a poor orphan. Urges him to refer the matter.

(p.22) 21 Sept 1638 - William Lewin to Sir Hamon Le Strange. Refers to some case of Sir Hamon's in the Court Military before the Lord Marshal or Lord Mattraners.

(p.23) 22 Dec 1638 - William Lewin to Sir Hamon Le Strange. As to progress of the above suit. (22)

(p.24) 15 July 1640 - J.H. Holland, Sir H. Le Strange and others to Lt. Col: Sir James Calthorp. Order to muster Trained Bands and see that his company is ready and fit for H.M.'s service, and to appear with it at Hempston Green on 10 Aug:. To send in returns of offices, men, arms and ammunition.

(p.25) 7 Oct 1640 - J. Holland and others to Lt Col: James Calthorp. Order to hold his company ready at 24 hours' notice, with arms pioneers etc. & carts; Beacons to be ready for fireing; men to serve at their own costs; wardship of heirs of those slain granted to next of kin; returns to be sent in to Norwich.

(p.26) 4 Oct 1640 - Fran: Williamson to Sir Hamon Le Strange. Will be responsible for fine and arrears of rent of copyhold land (probably at Holme) which ought to have been discharged by Mr Basse.

(p.27) 13 Nov 1640 - H. Mordant to his bro: (in law) James Calthorpe. As to purchase of Manor of Fakenham; thinks £2,000 too much. Sundry news. Lord Lieutenant of Ireland accused of High treason. Subsidy to supply both arrives.

(p.28) 4 Dec 1641 - H. Mordant to his bro: (in law) James Calthorpe. Singing the praises of Lucy Karr whom he has been sent to inspect, and whom he reports as 'of a fit stature to breed a Sir James Calthorp'. Fakenham & £500 a year to be settled on her. [Printed in N. & M. Arch: ix, 171-3.]

(p.29) 1641 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon Le Strange. Medical directions and advice.

(p.30) 1641 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon Le Strange. Medical directions and advice.

(p.31) 3 Jan 1641 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon Le Strange. Medical directions and advice.

(p.32) 1641 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon Le Strange. Medical directions and advice.

(p.33) 5 July 1644 - Sheriff of Norfolk to James Calthorp & others. Notice of Sessions of the Peace at Norwich and Fakenham.

(p.33) 22 July 1644 - John Hobart and others to James Calthorp. Requiring him to enforce services of members of his Trained Band.

(p.34) 10 Sept 1644 - John Hobart and others to. Order to meet at Fakenham on 17 Sept to inspect soldiers and recruits and conduct them to the rendezvous at Brandon. Muster roll.

(p.34A) 14 Sept 1644 - William Haridance to Constable of East Barsham. Order from Deputy Lieutenants and Committee of Parliament to impress idle serving men and such other persons as live idly and dissolutely, and bring them to Fakenham on 17th to serve in the army. Copies of two letters from the Committee urging them to be prepared for the worst.

(p.35) 25 June 1644 - John Hobart to High Sheriff & Deputy Lieutenant. Enclosing copies of letters from the Committee at Cambridge & Sir Samuel Luke giving details of the strength of the King's army and its approach. Forces should be sent to Thetford & Brandon.

(p.35) 25 June 1644 - James Calthorp to Constables of North Greenhoe. Ordering all who stand charged with foot arms to be ready to march at an hour's notice.

(p.36) 1653 - Matthew Manning to Constables of Gallow. Precept to collect and pay in £4.11.10, their proportion of cost of repair of County Bridges.

(p.37) 10 Sept 1644 - Knights & Gentleman of Norfolk to Lords and Commons. Petition that the Earl of Manchester's army may be employed near the confines of the Association, and that all men may be enjoined to take the National Covenant.

(p.37) 22 Aug 1644 - Joshua Creme to Col: Calthorp & Mr Russell [on dorse]. Enclosing Petition to be signed by them and all worth £100 in the hundred of Gallow. List of names of the Committee.

(p.38) 1644 - William Reve to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Robert Stileman refuses to pay rates at Burnham and abused the Constable. His proceedings in the Honour of Clare, and Manor of West Winch.

(p.39) 18 Dec 1647 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical advice and directions.

(p.40) ? 18 March - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical advice and directions.

(p.41) 4 Sept 1648 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical advice and directions.

(p.42) 10 April 1649 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical advice and directions.

(p.43) 22 Sept 1649 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical advice and directions.

(p.44) 24 July 1641 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Directions for filling Weather glass. Medical prescription for gravel. Use of Bloodstones.

(p.45) 6 Oct 1649 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical advice and directions.

(p.46) 8 Oct 1649 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical advice and directions.

(p.47) 14 Oct 1649 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical advice and directions.

(p.48) 23 Feb 1649 - Sir L'Estrange Calthorpe to James Calthorp. Concerning the Manor of Fakenham.

(p.49) 19 March 1649 - William Beaumont to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. The evidences concerning land purchased from the Dean & Chapter cannot be got at until all lands of Deans & Chapter throughout England be sold.

(p.50) 25 April 1650 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical advice.

(p.51) 20 Nov 1650 - James Calthorp to Surveyors of Hundred of Gallow. Complaining of the high rate assessed upon his property at East Barsham.

(p.52) 4 Jan 1650 - James Calthorp to Henry King. Desiring his advice how to obtain redress for the over assessment of his lands at E. Basham, Fakenham, Sculthorpe and Great Snoring.

(p.53) 21 April 1651 - James Calthorp to Mr Lombe. Particulars respecting the above rate to be communicated to Major Doughty, E. Barsham is rated at over 7s. an acre.

(p.54) 9 June 1651 - James Calthorp to Charles George Cock. Further as to the same over assessment.

(p.54A) James Calthorp to ? Mr Lombe or Mr Cock. Especial points as to the above (54) which he is to communicate to Major Doughty. Wants some books.

(p.54B) 9 June 1651 - James Calthorp to Charles George Cock. If he must leave his residence and his Estate he begs that on account of his wife's health it may not be till Michs year.

(p.55) 11 June 1651 - Charles George Cock to James Calthorp. Is of opinion that he has not been over assessed. Argument thereon. Ready to serve him.

(p.56) 13 June 1651 - James Calthorp to Charles George Cock. Asks for nothing more than his due. Further arguments. Excuses himself for non-attendance at the Committee table because he is so bad a traveller.

(p.57) 10 Sept 1651 - Thomas Sotherton & others to The Commissioners.. Enclosing order from Speaker to collect 3 months assessment. Committee summoned to meet at Norwich. On back is Order to Overseers & Churchwardens to make assessment on real and personal property.

(p.58) 14 Nov 1651 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical prescriptions. Has got the gout himself.

(p.59) 3 Feb 1651 - Sir Hamon L'Estrange to Col: Jeremy.. Sorry for Toby Pedder's arrest but has nothing to do with it. Has endeavoured to keep peace with him since the judgment respecting Tithes, though be believes him to be the prime mover in clandestine informations.

(p.60) 5 April 1651 - James Calthorp to Charles George Cock. Further as to the unfair valuation of his land to the East Barsham rates at £380. Pressing for favourable consideration.

(p.61) 3 April 1651 - James Calthorp to Major Robert Doughty. Further as to the same. (60)

(p.62) 25 March 1651 - James Calthorp to Mr Warkehouse. Instructions as to above (60) to be urged before the Committee at Norwich.

(p.63) 21 March 1651 - James Calthorp to Mr Thomas Sotherton. Begging him to stand his friend in the above matter. (60)

(p.64) 26 Feb 1651 - James Calthorp to Mr John Eyre. Begging him to stand his friend in the above matter. (60)

(p.65) Lammasday 1651 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. His 7th son and 13th child just born. Medical directions for Sir H. Spleen stone - Lapis nepliriticus. Weather glass.

(p.66) 12 Feb 1652 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical directions.

(p.67) 24 March 1652 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical directions.

(p.68) 29 March 1653 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical directions. Has consulted Dr Browne.

(p.69) 1 April 1653 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical directions.

(p.70) 2 April 1653 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical directions.

(p.71) 17 April 1653 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical directions.

(p.72) May Ascension Day 1653 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Advising him not to consult Mr Playford, a quack, who deals in secret remedies.

(p.73) 11 June 1653 - Sir Thomas Browne to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical advice for strangury. Recipes used by Mr Sayer and the Bishop. When was the Sperm Whale cast up? [Copy in Sir Hamon's hand overleaf.]

(p.74) 12 June 1653 - Isaack Playford to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Will send him medicines from London stating what they are made of, so that his physicians may judge whether they be prejudicial.

(p.75) 1 July 1653 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical directions.

(p.76) 7 July - Sir Thomas Browne to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical directions. [Seal of arms]

(p.77) 7 Aug 1665 - Alexander Rokeby to his brother in law ?. As to some Deed respecting Charles Legard's marriage - settlement.

(p.78) 22 Sept 1653 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical advice.

(p.79) 27 Sept - Sir Thomas Browne to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical advice.

(p.80) Prescriptions in handwriting of Sir Thomas Browne.

(p.81) 16 Nov 1653 - Samuel Baron to Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Medical advice.

(p.82) Monday inst: - Sir Thomas Browne to Lady (Alice) L'Estrange. Medical advice for Sir Hamon, who has a slight 'numbe palsie'.

(p.83) 24 July 1654 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange (XXIII) to Miles Corbett. Appealing to him on strength of old friendship while contemporary at the Inns of Court to help him in the matter of his Frisk Estate, for which father (lately deceased 1 June) had been in suit at the time of the Earl of Strafford's attainder.

(p.84) 3 Dec 1663 - Fr: Cobb to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange (XXIII). On behalf of his and old Mr Coke's Granddaughter Subpoenas Sir Nicholas not to part with any writings used at late trial to upset Mr Coke's Will. Hopes that Sir N. will do nothing to the prejudice of the Trust reposed in him by Mr Coke for his Grandchildren, but he will vindicate their rights.

(p.85) 7 June 1664 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange (XXIII) to Mr Helwys. Directing him to his 'cossen Bell' a Deed relating to the Trust estate of the latter's Grandfather which is in the Evidence House, unless John Woodcocke advises that it not be given up. Below is a Memorandum from J Woodcocke recommending delay.

(p.86) 16 June 1667 - John Coke to his brother (in law) Sir Nicholas L'Estrange (XXIII). Pressing him to give up the writings and pay over the money belonging to the Trust Estate, in spite of contrary advice from others.

(p.87) 30 March 1668 - John Coke to his brother (in law) Sir Nicholas L'Estrange (XXIII). Receipt for schedule of Deeds and Bonds borrowed from Sir Nicholas relating to the Coke Trust.

(p.88) Sir Christopher Calthorp to Mr Turner. Transmitting a Deed relating to the Manor of Sculthorpe and giving the history of the Manor.

(p.89) 5 June 1669 - Sir Christopher Calthorp to Madame. Has commenced a suit against her to discover to whom the Manor of Northwold in Sculthorpe belongs, out of which a rent of 2 lbs pepper is due to him.

(p.90) 17 May 1668 - Willoughby Rokeby to. Does not intent to act as an Executor to the Estate of his uncle Coke.

(p.91) 10 July 1669 - Thomas Bacon to Sir Christopher Calthorp K.B. . Has searched Court Rolls respecting a Fine of Fakenham Manor from Gwyn's Estate.

(p.92) 17 Aug 1669 - Thomas Bacon to Sir Christopher Calthorp K.B.. Can let him have £100. Further as to fine alleged to be due. Croft lands.

(p.93) 17 Feb 1669 - Charles Calthorpe to. A long rigmarole as to the exemption of the clergy from taxation.

(p.94) 4 June 1670 - Thomas Bacon to Sir Christopher Calthorp. Respecting Deodands at Fakenham.

(p.95) 16 March 1671 - Sir Christopher Calthorp to John Cramp. As to his continuing tenant of Heacham Farm. Will not abate rent in the least but will stand up for the interest of his ward.

(p.96) To Mr Helwys. Sir Nicholas's income from Bardol's lands.

(p.96A) Timothy Swift to. As to the value of Mr Bassett's lands.

(p.97) 10 Nov 1674 - William Bassett to Sir Christopher Calthorp. His suit with Sir Christopher will not be heard quite so soon as he had wished; not his fault.

(p.98) 1 Sept 1674 - William Bassett to Sir Christopher Calthorp. Respecting suit as to fold course at Holme; privileges of lord and townspeople.

(p.99) 9 Nov 1678 - Sir Robert Baldocke to Horatio Lord Townshend. Details as to settlement of his Lady's Estate and as to his will.

(p.100) 5 May 1681 - Pe: Scrivener to Sir Christopher Calthorp. As to the Fakenham Deodand. Sir Nicholas L'Estrange has left for Norfolk (XXVI).

(p.101) 26 April 1682 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange (XXVI) and others. Order that Simon Lombe, Rector of Whissingset, be charged one foot arms and no more.

(p.102) 29 April 1684 - Duke of Norfolk to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange and other Deputy Lieutenants. Order for the Yellow Regiment of Trained Bands to be in readiness to meet near Lynn after Whitsuntide. Receipts showing when Order was passed on from one to another.

(p.103) 22 Dec 1682 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to his aunt Lady Astley. His best thanks are due to Sir Christopher Calthorp for his management as Guardian of his Estate.

(p.104) 28 Jan 1683 - William Bassett to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Asking compensation for his tenant of Ringstead fold course 40 acres of whose land have been fed by Sir N.'s sheep. The custom of the country is 3 sheep an acre.

(p.105) 8 Jan 1683 - Lord Petre to The King (Charles II). Petition. Having been 5 years in prison on a false charge of Titus Oates's, and now about to die before trial, he declares before God that he is innocent. [Copy for Sir Christopher Calthorp].

(p.106) Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Councillor Thomas Bacon. As to dispute with Mr Bassett for arrears for sheep feed and land at Ringstead - 2s. 8d. an acre.

(p.107) 17 June 1684 - Thomas Bacon to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. As to above (106). Recommends him not to go to Law, as the evidence is insufficient, and he could not recover enough damages to pay the expenses.

(p.108) 13 Jan 1684 - William Bassett to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Denies that according to the custom of the country touching fold courses any arrears are due.

(p.109) 2 Feb 1684 - Lord Middleton to Duke of Norfolk. Illness of the King (Charles II) to give directions to prevent disorders.

(p.110) 7-12 Feb 1685 - The Duke of Norfolk and his Secretary Fr: Negus to The Deputy Lieutenant . Death of Charles II on February 6. Proclamation of James II Justices of the Peace to meet and have Militia in readiness. Meeting to be held to select representatives for Parliament who will not be opposed to let the Duke know whom they choose. Method of selecting Candidates in Surrey & Berkshire. The Duke desires to prevent unnecessary expense of contested elections.

(p.111) 21 Feb 1684 - Duke of Norfolk to ? Deputy Lieutenant. Regrets that he cannot attend meeting for the selection of Candidates for Parliament.

(p.111) Sir Nicholas L'Estrange and other Deputy Lieutenant to Duke of Norfolk. At a general Meeting held in the Grand Jury Chamber at Norwich Sir Thomas Hare and Sir Jacob Astley were selected as Candidates. Enclosing form of address to King.

(p.112) 10 March 1686 - Humphrey Prideaux to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. As to Norwich Chapter letting a piece of land at Sedgeford surrounded by Sir N.'s land which it will probably be in his interest to hire.

(p.113) 29 April 1685 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Suit respecting John Coke's Estate. Lord Chancellor has made an order for all parties to go before a Master (Sir R. Legard) and give in accounts. Is preparing accordingly.

(p.114) 1685 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Lady Ann Coke desired to put off hearing of cause, but his Lordship ordered it to be heard at once.

(p.115) 23 February 1686 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. As to progress of the suit.

(p.116) 22 April 1686 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. As to progress of the suit.

(p.117) 3 Sept 1687 - Edward L'Estrange (Clerk to the Lieutenancy) to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange and the Deputy Lieutenant. Order from the Duke of Norfolk that the Trained Bands need only muster in single companies for two days this year. Receipts endorsed showing when this order was passed on from one Deputy Lieutenant to another.

(p.118) 5 Sept 1687 - Humphrey Prideaux to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. As to lease from Norwich Chapter of Reed Dam at Sedgeford. Rent of two hues in accordance with old statutes.

(p.119) 17 Feb 1687 - Edward L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. The Earl of Sunderland has ordered the Duke of Norfolk to appoint a new list of Deputy Lieutenant including 5 R. Catholics. The Duke refused and is going beyond sea. List of new Commission of the Peace.

(p.120) 31 May 1688 - W. Thursby to James Calthorp. As to some writings as to the Estate mislaid at Raynham. The young Lord and Mr Roger would be better at school as Mr Windham and others seek to obtain influence over them.

(p.121) 5 June 1688 - W. Thursby to James Calthorp. Has had the young Lord to dine and counselled him against evil advice of his Windham relations.

(p.122) 10 June 1688 - The Privy Council to Henry Duke of Norfolk. Announcing birtle of Prince of Wales. To communicate news to Deputy Lieutenants. [Receipts showing when received and sent on.]

(p.123 ) 15 June 1688 - Edwards L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange & Deputy Lieutenants. Transmitting the above and requesting each Deputy Lieutenant to endorse on it when received and to whom sent on.

(p.124) 15 June 1688 - . Copies of 122 and 123.

(p.125) 30 June 1688 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Suit respecting Coke's Estate. Order from Lord Chancellor for the trial. Acquittal of the 7 Bishop's amid huzzaing of the people.

(p.125A) 29 June 1688 - Lord Chancellor Jeffryes to Charles Viscount Townesend. Summons to appear to answer Bill of Complaint of Robert Lewkener.

(p.126) 3 ? 1688 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange . Suit respecting Coke's Estate to be tried on the 10th inst: by the Lord Chancellor.

(p.127) 30 April 1689 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Asking for money for cause wherein he and Mr Saunders are Plaintiffs.

(p.128) 21 May 1689 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Hearing of cause begun and adjourned.

(p.129) 2 July 1689 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Further hearing. Lady Ann Coke refuses compromise. He hopes for judgement tomorrow. Wants more money.

(p.130) 4 July 1689 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Court has decreed possession of Holkham to delegates till legacies are paid. Question and interest and costs reserved.

(p.131) 10 Aug 1689 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Is preparing to take possession of Holkham; wishes to meet Sir Nicholas there.

(p.132) 31 Aug 1689 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. An appeal lodged in House of Lords; does not think it can stay proceedings.

(p.133) 1 Sept 1689 - Mrs Medhurst to Viscount Townshend. Order to pay Aid of 8d in the pound on his personal estate and to make a return thereof.

(p.134) 7 Sept 1689 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Sending copy of Lady Ann Coke's appeal on behalf of her infant son Edward; which gives a full account of the dispute.

(p.135) 19 Sept 1689 - Thomas Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Thinks that Lady Ann's appeal will not stay the execution of the decree of the Court of Chancery.

(p.136) 21 Sept 1689 - Thomas Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. If advised that it be safe to proceed will send his son to serve writs on the Holkham tenants. News from Ireland. Schomberg within 15 miles of Dublin.

(p.137) 24 Sept 1689 - William Bullock to James Calthorpe. In reply to (133) demand respecting payment of aid to the King. Lord Townshend replies that he is a Minor at school & refers the collector to his father's Executor James Calthorpe.

(p.138) 29 Sept 1689 - William Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Has served writes on the Holkham Tenants by direction of his Father.

(p.139) 1689 - William Bullock to James Calthorpe. Sends chewing tobacco. Has delivered his letter to Mr Medhurst who is satisfied with it. Lord Townshed and his brother are in good health at Eton. The King at Newmarket. No news from Ireland.

(p.140) 29 Oct 1691 - W. Thursby to James Calthorpe. Inviting him to London. Lord Westmoreland wishes Roger Townshend to spend xmas with his son Lord le Despenser. He (J.C.) has been called to the Bench at the Middle Temple.

(p.141) 2 Nov 1689 - T. Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Suit respecting Mr Coke's will. Lady Anne has put in a fresh appeal. H. Commons voted 2 millions for reducing Ireland and war with France. Old prophecy about 1691.

(p.142) 11 Nov 1689 - T. Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Lady Anne's appeal to be heard in a week. Desires him to make interest with Lord Crewe and other Lords. The fleet have failed to guard the narrow seas.

(p.143) 23 Nov 1689 - T. Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Appeal postponed for a week. Army in Ireland gone into winter quarters. Men on fleet at Plymouth poisoned with beer. Danes detained by requery of pilot: will march soon.

(p.144) 28 Nov 1689 - T. Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Appeal has been heard by Lords, and Chancery decree reversed without prejudice. Exceptions to be argued.

(p.145) 3 Dec 1689 - T. Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Exceptions will be argued after Xmas. Land remains charged. Mismanagement of affairs in Army & Navy.

(p.146) 14 Jan 1690 - T. Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Arguments not heard yet. King William going to Scotland and perhaps Ireland. Mr Gwanas ill.

(p.147) 15 Feb 1690 - T. Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Mr Gwanas dead. Names of his Executors.

(p.148) 10 May 1690 - T. Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Has been ill. Dighton's tricks. Case delayed. King goes to Ireland about the 25th inst:.

(p.149) 3 June 1690 - T. Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Case again delayed. Lords Commissioners charged. News from Ireland. Captain Calthorp drowned at sea.

(p.150) 8 June 1690 - T. Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Naval affairs. Loss of English and Dutch ships. News from Ireland. Flight of K. James. Cause comes on on Monday.

(p.151) 24 July 1690 - T. Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Cause part heard. Ordered to go back to a Master to have accounts adjusted. Endless delay. Report that French have landed at Torbay.

(p.152) 14 Nov 1689 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Cause to be heard on 21st inst:.

(p.153) 22 Jan 1690 - Christopher Dighton to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Cause partly heard and referred back to the Master.

(p.154) 30 April 1691 - Thomas Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Remissness of Solicitor; is doing the work himself. King goes to Flanders. Lord Preston to be executed.

(p.155) 4 June 1691 - Thomas Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Weary of this troublesome suit: has suggested compromise. Lady Anne's solicitor offers £700 for each £1,000 and the rest if they can recover it. Would accept £800. [Memorandum In Sir N.'s hand that it would be prudent to accept £700.]

(p.156) 16 Sept 1691 - Thomas Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Has settled the suit, accepting £800 for each £1,000 and a discharge, and £200 more out of the first money recovered from the Trustees.

(p.157) 10 Jan 1691 - Thomas Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Has inserted a covenant that neither Sir N. nor his heirs shall be liable for any loss by disposition of the money.

(p.158) 30 Jan 1691 - Thomas Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Asking Sir N. to meet him at Creak to conclude affairs.

(p.159) 31 Jan 1691 - Thomas Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Delayed by severity of the weather. £500 shall be paid at once. Is looking out for security.

(p.160) 9 Oct 1648 - Sir Hamon L'Estrange to. Explanations as to some information of Toby Peddlers respecting some 50 soldiers of the King's party escaped from prison and landed at Heacham; he (Sir H.) had refused to see them but his butler gave them some drink.

(p.161) 9 March 1679 - John Fisher to Sir Christopher Calthorpe. As to new leak from the Bishop of Ely. It cannot be in Sir Nicholas's name as he is under age. King and Duke entertained by Lord Mayor. Legal changes.

(p.162) 2 April 1692 - James II to Privy Council. Surrounding them to St Germains to be present at the Queen's approaching confinement. King of France gives safe conduct.

(p.163) 25 May 1692 - William Carr to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Written from (Norwich) Castle where he is imprisoned for a debt due to Sir N. Is now willing to pay.

(p.164) 28 May 1692 - William Carr to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Duplicate of the above. (163)

(p.165) 26 Aug 1692 - William Bassett to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Pressing for settlement of his account for feed of Sir N's sheep on his lands.

(p.166) 2 July 1693 - Sir Roger L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Anxiety on account of behaviour of his girl now under Sir N.'s charge. Has been seriously ill. Ravages of the Dutch Smyrna fleet. Spanish succession.

(p.167) 30 June 1693 - Nicholas Parham to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Will take £55 for the 18a. 3r, at Ringstead; they formerly belonged to the Estate and should go back to it.

(p.168) 1 Feb 1693 - William Mantell to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Sending bill of costs in Carr's case (163), a turbulent fellow who gave a deal of trouble and has no goods.

(p.169) 7 April 1694 - Sir Roger L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. His wife has just breathed her last. Play has ruined her and her family. Thanks Sir N. for care of her girl.

(p.170) 16 Nov, 2 Dec, 16 Dec 1694, 21 Jan 1695 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Lord Crewe. Four letters, written at the instance of his cousin James Calthorpe, guardian of Lord Townshend, proposing a marriage between Lord Crewe's daughter and Lord Townshend.

(p.171) 4 Dec 1694 - Lord Crewe to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. As yet has no thoughts of marrying his daughter.

(p.172) 1 Jan 1694 - Lord Crewe to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Cannot think further of the match as Lord Townshend is under age and not in England.

(p.173) 27 Aug 1695 - Sir Roger L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Correspondence of Sir Thomas Dolman's as to £1,000 apparently of his brother in law Sir Roger's marriage settlement.

(p.174) 10 Oct 1695 - Sir Roger L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Further as to the Dolman settlement. News of the war in Flanders. Turks have defeated the Imperialists who have withdrawn to the Iron Gates.

(p.175) 29 Feb 1695 - Dan: Bedingfeld to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. As to Sir Roger L'Estrange and the Dolman settlement money. Plot to assassinate the King.

(p.176) 19 March 1696 - Sir Roger L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange [Initialled by Sir R. but not in his handwriting]. Written from Newgate to which he has been committed on suspicion of being concerned in the plot. Protests his innocence and bids farewell to his relations.

(p.177) 4 June 1696 - Richard Sare to. As to the Dolman settlement. Lady L'Estrange (wife Sir R.) had raised money of Mr Cope on her reversion. Affairs of Sir Thomas Dolman & his son. Sir R.'s health good after his release.

(p.178) 17 Dec 1696 - Bishop of Norwich (signed 'Idem qui pridem') to Dr Peter Parham. [William Lloyd, the disposed Bishop. See Mason Hist: Norf: I. 425]. Mr Shaw's legacy to be deprived clergy; is sure that Sir Christopher Calthorpe will dispose of it judiciously according to the will of the deceased.

(p.179) 27 Jan 1697 - Thomas Adamson to Reverend Mr Day, Rector of Hunstanton. As to fines and rent due to the Honour of Clare from Sir Nicholas L'Estrange from lands late Pedder's.

(p.180) 14 March 1698 - Daniel Bedingfeld to James Calthorp. As to Mr Warner's Trust. Hopes that Sir Nicholas L'Estrange will accept it. Particulars of the Estate.

(p.181) 29 April 1699 - Daniel Bedingfeld to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Pickerell and his wife; arrangement for their separation and her maintenance.

(p.182) 7 May 1699 - Daniel Bedingfeld to James Calthorp. Warner Trust. Further particulars as to property at Walsingham etc.

(p.183) 19 May 1699 - Daniel Bedingfeld to James Calthorp. Is endeavouring to get Probate and let Devisee & heir fight it out.

(p.184) 20 June 1699 - Daniel Bedingfeld to James Calthorp. Further as to Warner's affairs etc.

(p.185) 19 June 1699 - Sir Roger L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. His girl's misbehaviour goes to the very heart of him; she ought to be removed out of Sir Nicholas's family. (Draft of Sir N.'s answer on the margin.)

(p.186) 3 July 1699 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Sir Roger L'Estrange. His cousin Margery is growe out of pupillage and had better not remain longer in his family; she will consort with none but servants; might do better with her Aunt Dolman in town.

(p.187) 6 July 1699 - Daniel Bedingfeld to James Calthorp. Warner Trust. Probate of will.

(p.188) 6 Ju 1699 - Sir Roger L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange . Thanks for kindness to his daughter. She had better be removed to a boarding school or sent abroad.

(p.189) 24 July 1699 - Sir Roger L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Has written to his brother Dolman that Margery is not cut out for a country girl and is to come to town.

(p.190) 5 Aug 1699 - Sir Roger L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Thanking him for many acts of generosity. Sir N.'s answer (overleaf) approves of his action with respect to Margery.

(p.191) 17 Aug 1699 - Sir Roger L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Re-iterated thanks. (190)

(p.192) 30 Aug 1699 - Daniel Bedingfeld to James Calthorp . Warner Trust. As to investment of Col: Lee's money. Valuation of Mr Warner's Library etc.

(p.193) 28 Oct 1699 - Sir Roger L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas. Finds his girl much improved in growth but ungracious in her manners.

(p.194) 30 Jan 1699 - John Le Strange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Congratulations on birth of Lucy. Has seen Sir Roger who cannot get his debt from Dolman. Town gossip.

(p.194) Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to John Le Strange. Enclosing a letter for him to take to Dolman, and desiring him to try and induce the latter to pay money due to him and to Margery into his (John's) hands, as she was now living with him.

(p.195) 5 June 1699 - Daniel Bedingfeld to James Calthorp. Account of debts and legacies of Mr Warner's. Changes of Ministry - Lord Tankerville 1st Lord of Treasury.

(p.196) 19 March 1700 - John L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Has delivered his letter (194) to Thomas Dolman who thinks 6% too high interest. Gossip. Bill against Popery.

(p.197) 28 Oct 1700 - John Castel to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. His aunt Lady Astley has left him £50. Particulars of her will.

(p.198) 5 Oct 1700 - Sir Roger L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. His pen has been his chief support. Is printing translation of Josephus by subscription; hopes his friends will buy copies of him.

(p.199) 4 Feb 1701 - John L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Sir Roger would like 100 pens like one that came from Hunstanton. Margery wants to know how the surplus of her money will be disposed of.

(p.199A) Feb 1701 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to John L'Estrange. Means to send his boys Hamon & Tom to school at Walsingham. Surplus of Margery money will be added to her principal.

(p.200) 21 Oct 1702 - Peter Le Neve to Sir Christopher Calthorpe. Reporting on his old Deeds which he has examined for him.

(p.201) 1702 - William (Lloyd) Bishop of Norwich of Sir Christopher Calthorp. Cannot get over the oath of abjuration. Recommends not to be so nice in public devotions as to exasperate the Government The Queen (Anne) zealous for the Church of England.

(p.202) Easter Sunday ? 1702 - Lewkenor L'Estrange (son of Roger of Hoe) to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Enclosing copy found among the Bishop of Ely's papers of letter dated 16 February 1703 to Sir Christopher Calthorpe from Sir Roger L'Estrange protesting that he lived and would die a true Protestant, and that he knew nothing of his daughter's going over to the Church of Rome which wounded the very heart of him.

(p.203) 31 July 1703 - Bishop of Ely to Mr Sare. Wishes to know the true value of the living of Hunstanton. Is ready to gratify Sir Nicholas L'Estrange as to it.

(p.203) 14 Aug 1703 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Bishop of Ely. Living is worth £40 p.a. Hopes Lords: will confer it on Mr Willson of Ringstead, a worthy man.

(p.204) 21 Aug 1703 - Bishop of Ely to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Thinks clergymen ought to be resident. Will give living of Hunstanton to Mr Willson if he will reside there.

(p.204) Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Bishop of Ely. Mr Wilson has a convenient house barn etc. at Ringstead, and there is none suitable at Hunstanton. Urging his merits.

(p.205) 31 Aug 1703 - Bishop of Ely to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Will present Mr Wilson to Vicarage of Hunstanton. [Sir N.'s answer of thanks endorsed.]

(p.206) 29 Feb 1704 - [No signature or address]. Town gossip. Boucher condemned for high treason. Scottish plot.

(p.207) 6 July 1704 - Mr Christopher Calthorp to Bishop of Norwich. As to the Tithes of E. and W. Barsham lately under sequestration. Vicarage house. Affairs both of church and state are in a dangerous condition.

(p.208) 2 Aug 1704 - Hamon L'Estrange (of Suffolk) to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Has been to Basham, excuses himself for not coming to Hunstanton. Harvest. Price of corn.

(p.209) 22 Aug 1704 - Nicholas Parham to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Is willing to take £52 for the 18a. 3r. at Ringstead which he formally offered for £55. See 167.

(p.210) 24 Aug 1704 - John Taylor to. Enclosing the 'Observator' containing a complaint of a conventicle of Non Jurors and Jacobites in his city which should be suppressed by the Magistrates.

(p.211) 10 March 1705 - R. Sare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Concerning some books which he had furnished and others which he was sending. Death of Mr Roger (?) son of Sir Roger, who is alluded as dead and his daughter inherits.

(p.212) 22 May 1705 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Sir Thomas Dolman. Hoped to have met him to London so as to arrange for the payment of interest on his cousin Margery's fortune.

(p.212) 9 June 1705 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Sir Thomas Dolman. Will be obliged to go to law if he will not answer.

(p.213) 22 June 1705 - Lewis Dolman to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Death of their common relative Mrs (Margery) Yates. Requests Sir N. to call in the £200 standing in his name on Trust so that her Executors may pay Legacies left by her.

(p.214) 15 Jan 1706 - Nath: Athill to Sir Christopher Calthorp. Discharge of all charges at his suit against Margaret Guy, widow. Quit rents will be paid.

(p.215) 21 June 1705 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to his cousin Mrs Yates. As to payment of her Trust money and interest due from Sir Thomas Dolman.

(p.216) 27 July 1706 - Basill Fitz Herbert to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Thanks for this concurrence in settling the affairs of Mrs Yates.

(p.216A) 19 Oct 1706 - Basill Fitz Herbert to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Hopes he will soon get the £200 placed in Mr Rolfe's hands as Mrs Yates's creditors are pressing. [Answer on back recommending payment of £140 legacy to Roger L'Estrange].

(p.217) 22 Oct 1706 - Roger L'Estrange (XXIX) to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Asking Sir Nicholas's help to get the £40 left him by Mrs Yates paid out of the £200 due from Mr Rolfe. Alludes to his father as alive.

(p.218) 28 Oct 1706 - Edmund Rolfe to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Will pay the £200 in December. Sir N.'s answer endorsed that his uncle John will receive it.

(p.219) 29 Nov 1706 - Col: H. Lee to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. As to fine on admission on his son to land late Warner's at Walsingham claimed by Sir Ralph Hare.

(p.220) 6 Jan 1706 - Edmund Rolfe to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Enclosing bills for £200 to pay John L'Estrange.

(p.221) 18 Jan 1706 - Basill Fitz Herbert to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. As soon as he receives the £200 will pay £50 to Mr (?R) L'Estrange. How much is owing to Sir N. from Sir T. Dolman. Sir N's answer endorsed.

(p.222) 17 Feb 1706 - Basill Fitz Herbert to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Cannot get Sir Thomas Dolman to perform his promises. Wants copies of deeds so as to commence suit against him.

(p.223) 3 March 1707 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Sir Thomas Dolman. Informing him that he has lent his name to Executors of Mrs Yates to recover money due from him (Sir T.).

(p.224) 18 March 1707 - Sir Thomas Dolman to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Promises to pay next term. [Mem: on back of 233 is a further letter from Sir N. to Sir T. threatening law as he has not yet paid - dated 22 Dec 1707.]

(p.225) 14 April 1707 - Basill Fitzherbert to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Desires copies of Deeds and use of Sir N.'s name, that he and Dr Dolman may sue Sir Thomas.

(p.225) 17 April 1707 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Mr Fitzherbert. Explains reason for delay in answering; he had hoped the affair would have been settled through his uncle John L'Estrange.

(p.226) 31 May 1707 - Basill Fitzherbert to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Thinks Executors should defer suing Sir Thomas Dolman til Michaelmas next. Dr Dolman has quarrelled with his brother. Sir N.'s answer endorsed agreeing to postponement.

(p.227) 7 Sept 1707 - Thomas Holder to Christopher Calthorp. As to payment of pepper rent due to Sculthorpe Manor.

(p.228) 8 July 1708 - Basill Fitzherbert to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Can get nothing but fair words from Sir Thomas Dolman. Has prepared Bill in Chancery assisting him for next term.

(p.229) 11 Nov 1708 - Sir Thomas Dolman to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Shall be able to pay next term when he gets money due to him from Mr Smith.

(p.229) 22 Feb 1709 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Sir Thomas Dolman. As he has received his money from Mr Smith and not paid him (Sir N.) he is forced to take legal measures.

(p.230) 30 Nov 1708 - Basill Fitzherbert to Sir Nichlolas L'Estrange. As Sir Thomas Dolman continually puts off payment, he proposes to file a bill against him.

(p.231) 17 Feb 1708 - Basill Fitzherbert to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Sir Thomas Dolman has got money from Mr Smith and paid it to other creditors: had better write and express resentment.

(p.232) 15 April 1709 - Reverend Mr Lamb of Southwell. Particulars of Roman Coins etc. found at Upton in Nottinghamshire.

(p.233) 27 Aug 1709 - Lady (Eliza) Hare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. As to Deeds relating to Mr Harvey's Mortgage. Mr Hayes has paid £100 to Miss Eliza Hare. Asks Sir Nicholas to write to Mr Harvey concerning payment of interest.

(p.234) 26 Sept 1709 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Lady Hare. Enclosing letter for Mr Harvey (see overleaf) as to payment of interest. Sorry to hear George Hare had been wounded while defending Lisbon packet against a French privateer.

(p.235) 27 Oct 1709 - Lady Hare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Has delivered letter to Mr Harvey. Her son George was shot through the cheek but not much disfigured. Sir N.'s answer of 22 Dec endorsed.

(p.236) 20 Feb 1710 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Lady Hare. Regrets delay in settlement of business owing to Sir Ralph's sudden journey to Holland.

(p.237) 31 Dec 1709 - Sir Christopher Calthorp to Mr Holder. Desiring him to pay 22lbs pepper of £1 16s. 8d., in lieu thereof for 11 years quit rent from the Manor of Northwold.

(p.238) 11 March (?) 1709 - Lady Hare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. As to his cousin Tom Hare's demand for calling in £2,400 if her daughter is married.

(p.239) 16 March 1709 - Thomas L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Opinions in town as to Dr Sacherwell's trial. Ladies are laying wagers against the Doctor.

(p.240) 4 April 1710 - Lady Hare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. The declaration of Trusts is agreed on; hopes he will be one of the Trustees for her daughter.

(p.240A) 18 April 1710 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Lady Hare. Excuses himself from undertaking any new Trust.

(p.241) 10 April 1710 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Mr Phipps. As to the Declaration of Trust of Sir T. Hammer's mortgage in consequence of Miss Hare's engagement to Sir Thomas Robinson. How are her brother's shares to be secured?

(p.242) 18 April 1710 - Con Phipps to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Hopes he will execute Sir Thomas Hammer's mortgage as the Declaration of Trusts are now settled.

(p.243) 6 May 1710 - Thomas L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Has had two fits. Encloses Memorandum from Mr Phipps as to the declaration of Trusts. Sacherwell trial. Sir N.'s answer endorsed asking for further information as to Trusts.

(p.244) 11 May 1710 - Sir Ralph Hare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Thanks him for undertaking trust. Intends to live on £600 a year to pay off creditors as fast as he can.

(p.245) 15 May 1710 - Christopher Bedingfeld to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Settlement of Sir Ralph Hare's affairs; is coming to Norfolk and will come and see him in Hunstanton.

(p.246) 26 Jan 1711 - T. de Grey to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. As to pepper rent at Sculthorpe; is trying to induce Mr Holder to pay it without a suit.

(p.247) 8 March 1711 - Ditto to Ditto. Has talked to Mr Holder but cannot convince him that the pepper rent is due.

(p.248) 14 Dec 1710 - Lady Hard to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Sending Deeds respecting Mr Harvey's mortgage for signature. Sir Ralph's affairs not yet settled.

(p.249) 3 April 1711 - Christopher Calthorp to Lady Calthorp. Sending assignment deed for her signature and an Indemnity Bond.

(p.250) 10 July 1711 - Basill Fitzberbert to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Asking for Loan of Deed by which £1,000 was secured to wife of Sir Roger L'Estrange by Sir Thomas Dolman.

(p.251) Part of letter in handwriting of John L'Estrange. Has been to see Mr Dolman who is recovering and promises to pay the £200. Losses by Mr Davy's ill practices.

(p.252) [c 1689] - William Thursby to James Calthorp. Complaining that Mr Windham has brought Lord Townshend from school to town without his guardians leave. Interview with Lord Townshend in bed and words with Mr Windham as to his inveigling the young Lord from his proper guardians. See 121.

(p.253) Feb [c 1709] - T. Whiting to ? Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Evidence as to the pepper rent at Sculthorpe. As to Mr Dey's will. Funeral of Lady Richardson at St Botolph's Aldersgate.

(p.254) 2 Aug [c 1691] - Thomas Saunders to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Has secured payment of the £800 to his wife's satisfaction. Asking for an appointment to attest instrument.

(p.255) [c 1704] - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Hamon L'Estrange. Letter of advice apparently written under the impression that his own life was in danger. [Printed in N & N Arch: Soc:]

(p.256) nd - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Thomas L'Estrange. Has heard from Mr North as to his (Thomas's) Trusteeship and his sisters' husbands. To set right a small matter in London about a £20 legacy from Mrs Schuldham.

(p.257) 26 Sept [c 1681] - John Bishop of Oxford to Sir Christopher Calthorp. Sir Nicholas L'Estrange is on his was to join him, and is nowhere so well as under his guidance; the great concern for his future life will be his marriage.

(p.258) Sunday morning - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Thomas L'Estrange. Will send up to London books asked for. Col: Walpole and Lynn. His brother (? Hamon) going to lodge near him in London.

(p.259) nd - Unsigned to Reverend. Has given the £12 to his to his niece: her prospects. Is about to print book on Sacrilege by Subscription. Case of Mr McGill & Sir Nicholas L'Estrange with regard to Tithes (Bassett Ringstead).

(p.260) 11 April [c 1681] - John Bishop of Oxford to Sir Christopher Calthorp. Commending his care and kindness for Sir Nicholas L'Estrange.

(p.261) 15 Dec - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Mr Sare. Hopes to receive a copy of the will (whose?) so as to learn what he has to do.

(p.262) To Sir Hamon L'Estrange. Grieved to hear of the extremity of his disease. Shall meet in heaven if not on earth.

(p.263) 17 Feb ??85 - ? Sir Roger L'Estrange to. Grief of his son and daughter at a letter of the latter's being kept back from Sir H. (?) who was dying by his own mother. Apparently the dying man was engaged to the writer's daughter.

(p.264) [c 1692] - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange (XXVI) to Mr Mantle. Sending letter from Carr (probably 163) who asks to be released & offers to pay costs. Does not wish to be too hard on him. See 163-164, 168.

(p.265) 27 May - Lady (Eliza) Hare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Her children's affairs. What is to be done with £4,000 belonging to Mr Goat paid in by Sir Robert Bacon and £800 belonging to her son ? the latter ought to go towards payment of debt to Sir Nicholas.

(p.266) Saturday morning - Ditto to Ditto. Is sending to Stow for Watson to bring his accounts. Is afraid of losing this session of Parliament.

(p.267) [c 1703] - Ditto to Ditto. As to her children's money in Sir Robert Bacon's hands. She fears he is a knave. Would like her cousin Hayes employed to get it in and place it in good security. [Memorandum endorsed from Sir N. assenting to this.]

(p.268) 12 April [c 1703] - Henry Oxburgh to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Would be glad to meet him at Stow as Mr Watson is dead. The Bill has received the Royal Assent.

(p.269) [circa 1703] - Lady (Eliza) Hare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Wishes the whole affair were settled and her children's fortunes secured to them. Suggests that Sir Ralph should for that purpose set by part of his Estate and cut timbers.

(p.270) 18 Oct 1703 - Henry Oxburgh to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Lady Hare concerned at uncertainty of her children's fortunes; hoped Sir Ralph's Lady would have contrived to secure Sir Ralph's debt to us. Mr Hamon at Emneth.

(p.271) 29 July 1703 - Lady Hare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Cannot find good security for her children's £6,000. The interest of it is all they have to depend on.

(p.272) 3 Aug 1703 - Henry Oxburgh to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Thanks for venison. Would like him to come to Emneth before going to Stow to see Mr Hayes.

(p.273) 16 Jan 1702 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Mr Hayes. Is with Col: Oxburgh at Emneth; desires him to send for personal Draft Deeds for sale of Brancaster Estate and to arrange for the immediate investment of the Hare Trust.

(p.273) 16 Jan 1702 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Lady Hare. Telling her of steps which he has taken to complete the trust business.

(p.274) Friday 6 Feb - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Daniel Bedingfeld. Extract from Act of Parliament of 1694 for settlement of the late Sir Thomas Hare's Estate.

(p.275) 23 Aug 1710 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Lady Hare. Has perused Mr Phipps drafts relating to the new Trust and approves of them.

(p.276) 1 Dec 1712 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Mr Hendry. Acknowledging receipt of bill for £50, to be placed to account of Ann Eade.

(p.277) 6 July 1713 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Mr Sare. Asking him to take a new direction of Trust from Lady Hare on the paying off of Mr Harvey's mortgage.

(p.277) 6 July 1713 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Mr William Longeville. Asking his opinion as to re-settlement of Hare Trust.

(p.278) 14 Sept 1713 - Lady Hare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Requesting him to write to Mr Longeville to use despatch in fixing security.

(p.279) 25 June 1713 - Lady Hare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Mr Harvey's mortgage to be paid off. Her daughter Susan wishes to place her £2,000 in the Funds. What shall be done with the remaining £2,000?

(p.280) 28 June 1712 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Lady Hare. Agrees to placing Susan's money in the Funds. Thinks the remaining £2,000 had better be placed in Bank of England. George Hare should sign Trust Deed now he is of age.

(p.281) 29 June 1713 - Lady Hare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Has heard of a £3,000 security at Bury which would fit. Secured Harvey's mortgage Deed for assignment.

(p.282) July 1713 - William Longeville to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Lady Hare absent; has seen Thomas and Susan Hare. All concerned must join in placing Susan's money in the South Sea Company. Mr Bedingfeld must value security at Bury.

(p.283) 13 July 1713 - Lady Hare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Hears that the £4,000 is to be paid by Harvey to Mr Longville to reinvest. Fears he will not be expeditious, so it had batter be paid to her daughter Susan.

(p.284) 18 July 1713 - Thomas Hare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Has seen Mr Longeville who does not object to paying the £400 to him till security offers. He will prepare Deed for consent of all parties to the South Sea investment.

(p.285) 20 Aug 1713 - William Longueville to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. The Trustees has better apply to Chancery for their own protection before re-investing the money.

(p.285A) 29 Aug 1713 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Mr Longueville. Will act on his advice about not proceeding without consent of Court of Chancery. Proposed securities.

(p.286) 11 Sept 1713 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to Thomas Hare. Has told Lady Hare that he cannot proceed without amicable bill in Chancery, and will then retire from new Trust.

(p.287) 28 Dec 1713 - Mary Carter to Sir Christopher Calthorp. Requesting his aid in recovering a debt of £13 incurred by Elizabeth Calthorp to her at Preston.

(p.288) Oct 1713 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to T. Hare. Will be in town the 1st week in November, and hopes them to complete the arrangement for retiring from the new Trust.

(p.289) 3 Oct 1713 - H. M. Calthorpe to her father ? in law. Is this Hannah de Grey widow of Christopher?. As to the letting of a kiln and meadow etc. at Fakenham. Proposes to come to Basham.

(p.290) 22 Oct 1713 - William Longueville to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Is making arrangements by Bill in Chancery for Lady Hare's taking over the Trust from him.

(p.291) 1713 - Sarah Hare to Thomas L'Estrange. Accepts £1,300 of Mr Harvey's mortgage, and the remaining £700 on the House mortgage.

(p.292) 10 Dec 1713 - William Longueville to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Wishes to see him before he leaves town, to set right his mistake as to the manor of Holdernesse.

(p.293) 29 Dec 1713 - Edmund Rolfe to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. As to conveyance of 3 acres to him from Mr Makemeid.

(p.294) 8 April 1714 - William Longueville to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. AS soon as the £200 is paid into the Master's hands he will be free from this troublesome Trust. The house in Red Lion Square to be security by consent of parties.

(p.295) 20 April 1714 - Sir Nicholas L'Estrange to William Longueville. Enclosing copy of 296. Will go to London to see him next week and hopes there to conclude business.

(p.296) 17 April 1714 - Lady Hare to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Mr Harvey can only pay £1,300 of his mortgage but will leave £300 on his house in Red Lion Square. Will this suffice?

(p.297) 24 April 1714 - William Longueville to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Asking him to come up to town without delay.

(p.297) Thomas L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Sends copy of 291. Has seen Lady Hare who is disposed to accept Harvey's offer respecting his £2,000.

(p.298) 20 April 1714 - Thomas L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Assured by Mr Longueville and Mr Martin that everything is ready for Sir N.'s despatch. Progress of Mr Bedford's suit. As to letter of credit for his brother Hamon (who died at Basle).

(p.299) 22 May 1714 - Oliver Marten to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Mr Harvey's money is ready and the business can be finished as soon as Sir Nicholas comes to town. [Memorandum endorsed by Sir N. that he had written to his son to say he would be in town by 1 June, but he wished to make sure before coming that matters were really settled.

(p.299) 27 May 1714 - [Copies] Thomas L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Things are not so ready as represented. He had better defer his journey until he hears further.

(p.299) 29 May 1714 - Thomas L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. If he has already got as far as Newmarket he may as well come on to town.

(p.300) 27 May 1714 - Thomas L'Estrange to Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. Original of copy given above [299].

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