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1665

66 letters

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:8 January 1665
Summary:Indicating he and his wife have decided not to lend money to Mr Alport.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:11 January 1665
Summary:Concerning who he will lend money to rather than Alport and his nephew's new tenant for his Coleshill house.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:Richard Sale, Winstanley
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:11 January 1665
Summary:Concerning the pedigree of his neighbour Mr Banks of Winstanley.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:20 January 1665
Summary:Concerning various matters, including his own departure for London and the tenancy of his nephew's house in Coleshill.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:Richard Hall
To:William Dugdale
Date:21 January 1665
Summary:Confirming the receipt of the roll of arms with 4 escutcheons in vellum, 3 of which he's delivered.
Comment:
Reference:Dugdale's Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Visitation Papers, Harleian Society, 82

From:William Jackson, Stanhope
To:William Dugdale
Date:22 January 1665
Summary:Concerning his family's arms and their attempts to prove their right to them.
Comment:Endorsed: ‘No sufficient proofe made for this Armes he pretends to’.
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Shropshire & Staffordshire

From:Charles Spelman, Raynham, Norfolk
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:23 January 1665
Summary:Concerning requests for complimentary copies of Spelman's works.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT3E/4/9

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:30 January 1665
Summary:Thanking Dugdale for the books he has sent and looking forward to his return to Lancashire.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Thomas Bulkley
To:William Dugdale
Date:30 January 1665
Summary:Thanks him for the return of his deeds and asks for a copy of the pedigree for his father.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Shropshire & Staffordshire

From:William Rode
To:William Dugdale
Date:1 February 1665
Summary:Concerning his pedigree.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Shropshire & Staffordshire

From:Charles Spelman, Raynham, Norfolk
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:4 February 1665
Summary:In response to Dugdale's letter of 28 January, sending instructions for the delivery of the books.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT3E/4/10

From:Richard Hall, Nottingham
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:13 February 1665
Summary:Concerning the outstanding claims to arms made at the visitation.
Comment:
Reference:Dugdale's Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Visitation Papers, Harleian Society, 83

From:William Alport, Cannock
To:William Dugdale
Date:23 February 1665
Summary:Sends pedigrees of Gilberts of Frodley and Dovebridge with certificates.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Shropshire & Staffordshire

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:24 February 1665
Summary:Asking him to go to Blyth Hall before Dugdale left for the north, concerning the purchase of a house in Coleshill.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:Sir Peter Leycester, Nether Tabley, Cheshire
To:William Dugdale
Date:24 February 1665
Summary:Certificate of the validity of the arms claimed by Thomas Grasty of Great Warford.
Comment:Endorsed by Dugdale (in margin): ‘It is a late paynting, & therefore not allowed’
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dicconson
To:William Dugdale
Date:25 February 1665
Summary:He would have waited on Dugdale in term time, but illness prevented him. As royalists the family’s papers were plundered, which means they can’t answer Dugdale’s expectation.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:1 March 1665
Summary:Concerning the purchase of a house in Coleshill adjoining his property.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:[2 March 1665]
Summary:Confirming his intention to come to Warwickshire to conclude the purchase of the new property.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:James Duckenfield
To:William Dugdale
Date:9 March 1665
Summary:Apologising for not attending, as he has to go to Preston on the king's business.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Christopher Towneley, Carr Hall
To:William Dugdale
Date:5 April 1665
Summary:Concerning the three branches of the Tonweley family.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:David Foulis, Ingleby
To:William Dugdale, York
Date:11 April 1665
Summary:Concerning his pedigree.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Daniel Fleming
Date:14 April 1665
Summary:Thanking him for his hospitality at Rydal and for his company to Kendal.
Comment:
Reference:HMC, Report 12, part 7, 35

From:Richard Sale, Preston
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:25 April 1665
Summary:Confirming he has gone to Preston on Dugdale's behalf and that he will accompany him into Yorkshire.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:4 May 1665
Summary:Replying to Johnston's letter of 18 February, which he received on his return from the north a fortnight before. Discusses the publication of Spelman's works and his own Origines Juridiciales.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 16r

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:5 May 1665
Summary:Concerning his and Richard Sale's work as deputies for the visitation.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Daniel Fleming
To:William Dugdale
Date:6 May 1665
Summary:Providing details of the funeral of Sir Patrick Curwen and enclosing church notes for Grasmere.
Comment:
Reference:HMC, Report 12, part 7, 36
Merevale, HT4/1

From:Richard Hall, Nottingham
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:6 May 1665
Summary:Concerning the evidence submitted for the outstanding claims.
Comment:
Reference:Dugdale's Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Visitation Papers, Harleian Society, 84

From:Richard Hall, Nottingham
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:8 May 1665
Summary:Concerning the descent of Francis Porter of North Wheatley and whether Thoroton will have any evidence in his records to support his claim to arms.
Comment:
Reference:Dugdale's Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Visitation Papers, Harleian Society, 84-5

From:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:12 May 1665
Summary:Concerning the non-appearance in London of a manuscript book of arms Dugdale had lent Johnston.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 8

From:William Kirkby
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:13 May 1665
Summary:Enclosing a description of Sir Patrick Curwen's funeral arranged by Mr William Christian, which he doubts Dugdale approved.
Comment:Enclosure missing.
Reference:Merevale, HT2B/3/43

From:Richard Hall, Nottingham
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:15 May 1665
Summary:He has met Col. Chadwick at his father-in-law's Mr Woolhouse of Glapwell & incloses his descent.
Comment:
Reference:Dugdale's Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Visitation Papers, Harleian Society, 85

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Daniel Fleming
Date:23 May 1665
Summary:Thanks him for account of the usurpation of his office on 12th April at Workington (Curwen funeral).
Comment:
Reference:HMC, Report 12, part 7, 37

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:23 May 1665
Summary:Concerning the failure of Johnston's brother Henry to arrive in London and the arrangements for the visitation.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 16v

From:Richard Hall, Nottingham
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:28 May 1665
Summary:Sending him notes on monuments at Draycott and a certificate from Mr Woolhouse of Glapwell.
Comment:
Reference:Dugdale's Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Visitation Papers, Harleian Society, 85-6

From:Dr Theophilus Howorth, Manchester
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:30 May 1665
Summary:Concerning the progress of a prospective clerk for Dugdale and the activities of Randle Holme.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 364  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/6/29

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:3 June 1665
Summary:Responding to Johnston's letter of 31 May, concerning arrangements for the visitation of Yorkshire, the obtaining of a copy of Domesday for the county, the progress of his works through the press and the latest news of the Dutch war.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 32

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:8 June 1665
Summary:Concerning the copy of Domesday for Yorkshire and sending news of the Dutch war.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 12

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:15 June 1665
Summary:Thanks Johnston for his advice on his itinerary for Yorkshire and asks him to assist his deputy at the assizes.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 42

From:William Alport
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:17 June 1665
Summary:Apologises for not calling on Dugdale in London and promises to pay his fee when they meet.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Shropshire & Staffordshire

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Fetherston, Packwood, Warws.
Date:27 June 1665
Summary:Concerning his case that is to be heard at the assizes.
Comment:
Reference:Warwickshire Record Office, Z 65/6

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:30 June 1665
Summary:Covering letter for his deputy, who has taken the warrants to Johnston for his confirmation.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 26

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:1 July 1665
Summary:Acknowledging receipt of Johnston's letter of 19 June, thanking him for his assistance and explaining the arrangements for the warrants.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 29

From:Richard Sale, Hopecare
To:William Dugdale
Date:5 July 1665
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter on 30 June. Postscript: concerning the rival claims to be the senior line of the Booth family.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Henry Sanderson
To:William Dugdale
Date:24 July [1665]
Summary:Concerning the Kyme pedigree.
Comment:
Reference:Dugdale's Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Visitation Papers, Harleian Society, 93

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:30 July 1665
Summary:Concerning the news concerning the plague in London and the success of his own case at the assizes.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:unknown
To:William Dugdale
Date:7 August 1665
Summary:Apologising for non-appearance at the visitation.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, Knaresborough
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:15 August 1665
Summary:Concerning the poor attendance at the visitation and the idea of his taking Johnston's brother Henry as a clerk.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 43

From:Charles Fairfax, Menston
To:William Dugdale, Richmond
Date:17 August 1665
Summary:Offering him access to his own collections and those of Dodsworth's, which are in the custody of his nephew Lord Fairfax.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, Skipton
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:17 August 1665
Summary:Concerning instructions for the visitation and the prospective employment of Henry, which might be delayed by the plague in London.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 3

From:Christopher Wandesford, Kirklington
To:William Dugdale, Richmond
Date:19 August 1665
Summary:Apologising for his non-appearance, because of his service to the duke of York, and inviting Dugdale to visit him at his house.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Hustler, Acklam
To:William Dugdale, Stokesly
Date:25 August 1665
Summary:Apologising for non-appearance due to bad weather. Refers to their earlier acquaintance through Dodsworth.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Richard Robinson, Thicket
To:William Dugdale, York
Date:9 September 1665
Summary:Apologises for non-appearance due to illness and sends details of his descent.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Richard Robinson, Thicket
To:William Dugdale, York
Date:12 September 1665
Summary:Provides further details of his descent.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Francis Nevile, Chevet
To:William Dugdale, Barnsley
Date:15 September 1665
Summary:Excuses non-attendance on grounds he’s 73 and infirm; he has sent a servant to give an account of his pedigree and asks Dugdale to visit him at his house.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:29 September 1665
Summary:Concerning his forthcoming visit to Oxford for the parliament and some financial matters.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:5 October 1665
Summary:Concerning the preparations for his next visit to Yorkshire and how Henry should be preparing himself to become his clerk. Postscript: asks Johnston to return the manuscripts he lent him and explains that he cannot lend him more while they are working on the visitation.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 17

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:11 [October] 1665
Summary:Concerning the lending of money at interest.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:15 October 1665
Summary:Concerning financial matters.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:[November 1665]
Summary:Acknowledging the receipt of the borrowed manuscripts and the samples of Henry's work, which he doesn't think shows much improvement. Postscript: concerning his visit to Oxford for the parliament and the continuance of the plague.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 5

From:John Hopkinson, Lofthouse, nr Wakefield
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:14 November 1665
Summary:Concerning progress with the visitation of Yorkshire.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:16 November 1665
Summary:Enclosing a letter from John Hopkinson; discusses the arrangements for the visitation.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:29 November 1665
Summary:Enclosing an answer to Hopkinson's letter and discussing arrangements for his next visit. He thinks the latest samples of Henry's work show improvement.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 38

From:William Dugdale
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:[December 1665]
Summary:Concerning the lease for his property in Coleshill and asking him to copy the epitaph to Sir Richard Leveson at Wolverhampton.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:Jonathan Chadwicke, Salford
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:7 December 1665
Summary:Asks for the enclosed descent to be included in the visitation of Lancashire.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
To:William Dugdale
Date:23 December 1665
Summary:Enclosing the Leveson epitaph and concerning the lease for his house in Coleshill.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:30 December 1665
Summary:Telling him when he will be in London and where to send letters to him (he fears some of their correspondence has miscarried).
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 28