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William Dugdale Correspondence

William Alport

Staffordshire gentleman


William Alport, Cannock to William Dugdale, 12 August 1664

'Worthy Sir, synce my cominge downe into Staffordshire my owne country I have discussed with my relatives the Gilbertes & fynd they are verry neare of kinred with Gilbert of Lockoe in Derbyshire'. He is sending the Gilbert descent and will get a certificate from Henry Gilbert of Lockoe. He engages to pay the fees for entry.

Postscript: 'A lyne or 2 from you would be very gratefull att theis distance, which if you deliver to the bearer, it will safely come to mee'.

College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Shropshire & Staffordshire

 

William Dugdale, London to William Alport, 16 November 1664

'Sir, I received your Letter dated the 12h of August; but it came to my hands no sooner than the 14th of this instant October. I am very glad to heare that Mr Gilbert of Lockho will signe such a Cetificate, for owing these Gilberts of Frodley to be of his family: So soone as I receive it, I will do your freind all right therein that may be: But I must desire you to give me a better account of his descent, which will be time enough in Hillary Terme, wherein you must expresse the time of this Mr Gilberts Father's death, and the age of himselfe at present; as also the age of his eldest son. Indeed I do little understand this paper you have sent me; but you must be your own Interpreter when we meet here in London. So I rest, your affectionate freind & servant.'

College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Shropshire & Staffordshire

 

William Alport, Cannock to William Dugdale, 23 February 1665

Sends pedigrees of Gilberts of Frodley & Dovebridge & certificates - 'But I must desire your favourable interpretation of my meaninge .. with some trouble you may picke the truth out'. He tried to follow Dugdale's example 'as neare I could'. If Dugdale sends a trick attested by him to Mr Kirke of Lichfield 'your agent', he'll pay him the fee. He had offered the money before, 'But you refused untill the busines were done .. I shall see your agent Mr Kirke gratifyed allsoe for some extraordinary paynes he has taken in itt'.

College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Shropshire & Staffordshire

 

William Alport to William Dugdale, London, 17 June 1665

'Worthy Sir, It was in my thoughts & resolution to have wayted on you the last term personally', but other business prevented it. Dugdale declined to accept his fee at Lichfield; Alport undertakes to pay it when they meet.

College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Shropshire & Staffordshire