Months represented: undated | January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1666

72 letters

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale
Date:[1666]
Summary:Concerning the arms of Piers Leigh of Birch near Warrington.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:5 January 1666
Summary:Replies to Johnston's letter of 11 December, which enclosed one from Alice Dodsworth and a reply to which he encloses. Discusses the arrangements for the visitation, Henry's progress and the waning of the plague.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 30

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:6 January 1666
Summary:Concerning the arrangements for the visitation and suggesting that there will be no point in Henry coming to London before Easter.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 37

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:15 January 1666
Summary:Concerning the visitation and the increase in plague deaths, which means he will not go to London until after he has been in Yorkshire.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 31

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:20 January 1666
Summary:Responding to a letter from Johnston of 20 January, concerning the visitation.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 40

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:10 February 1666
Summary:Responding to his nephew's letter and enlclosed copy of a patent of 24 January and concerning his nephew's tenants in Coleshill.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:15 February 1666
Summary:Responding to Johnston's letters of 27 January and 2 February, which enclosed one from Horsley. Discusses the arrangements for his visits and sends him the latest news concerning the French and the Dutch.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 6

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:18 February 1666
Summary:Acknowledging receipt of the warrants and suggesting some changes to the arrangements for the visitation.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:21 February 1666
Summary:Asking his nephew to ensure some letters are delivered, since the post has proved unreliable. Congratulates him on the birth of a daughter and mentions his Coleshill tenants.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:21 February 1666
Summary:Concerning the arrangements for the visitation.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 22

From:Richard Sale, Hopecare
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:6 March 1666
Summary:Apologises for delay in responding to Dugdale's letter of 22 February and asks for details of Dugdale's itinerary.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:22 March 1666
Summary:Concerning a visit from Charles Fairfax and other matters to do with the visitation.
Comment:Written while on visitation, although location not given.
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 4
Warwickshire Record Office, Z13/9

From:William Dugdale, Ripon
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:29 March 1666
Summary:Expresses disappointment at the poor attendance at the visitation. He has been taking church notes and Gregory King took two views of York.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 13

From:Francis Fane, Aston
To:William Dugdale, Doncaster
Date:6 April 1666
Summary:Apologises for not appearing at Doncaster, although he has sent some information by his kinsman Barnham West.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:10 April [1666]
Summary:Sending his brother to Dugdale and referring to his mother's doubts about the clerkship.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, Sheffield
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:11 April 1666
Summary:Covering letter for Johnston's brother to carry back to him with the manuscripts he wanted to borrow. Clarifies the arrangements for the clerkship.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 14

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:14 April 1666
Summary:Announcing his return home, reminding Johnston to send the borrowed manuscripts to London for the start of the next law term and asking for a definite decision about Henry.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 24

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:3 May 1666
Summary:Announcing his arrival in London, but leaving it to Johnston whether he will send Henry up yet. Sends him the latest news.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 10

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:[7] May 1666
Summary:Confirming the sending of some of the borrowed manuscripts by carrier and confirming Henry will bring the others with him the following week.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:John Thoresby, Leeds
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:8 May 1666
Summary:Concerning the Thoresby pedigree.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:16 May 1666
Summary:Confirming that the carrier left the manuscripts with the stationer Mr Pulleyn in St Paul's churchyard.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Samuel Smith, Kippax Park, nr. Ferribrigg
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:16 May 1666
Summary:Concerning the Bland patent.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Edward Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:18 May 1666
Summary:Replying to Dugdale's letter of 3 May, asking that the record of the previous visitation should be sent to him and concerning allegations of his misconduct in his office.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:18 May 1666
Summary:Concerning the Bland patent and asking that Henry should have a formal apprenticeship.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Sir Thomas Herbert, York
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:19 May 1666
Summary:Promising to send Dugdale some manuscripts.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:29 May 1666
Summary:Promising to advise him on a monumental inscription when he returns home. Sends him news of the Dutch war and the plague.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:[June 1666]
Summary:Concerning the visitation - and complaining of his poor handwriting.
Comment:undated fragment
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 88

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:5 June 1666
Summary:Acknowledging receipt of his deputation and asking for clarification concerning fees etc. Asks for news of the Dutch war.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:[June 1666]
Summary:Acknowledges Johnston's letter of 5 June and answers his concerns about its scope and other queries. Tells him the Gazette will tell him more about the recent battle than he can.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 39

From:William Dugdale, London
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:12 June 1666
Summary:Concerning the recent sea battle.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:Edward Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:13 June 1666
Summary:Thanks him for Dugdale's letter of 7 June, enclosing a copy of the Gazette. His son Benedict will be in York at the end of the assizes, so he and Dugdale can make arrangements for the visitation of Northumberland.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:16 June 1666
Summary:Concerning his deputation and his lack of success in securing compliance.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Benedict Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:16 June 1666
Summary:Concerning his warrant and arrangements for Dugdale's visit to Northumberland.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:June 1666
Summary:Confirming that he has given Benedict Horsley a deputation and that he is sure he will be well served on his visit to Durham and Northumberland.
Comment:undated fragment
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 115

From:Charles Fairfax, Menston
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:21 June 1666
Summary:Acknowledging receipt of three volumes of Dugdale's works and describing what he has been doing to assist the completion of the visitation.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 365  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/6/30

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:24 June 1666
Summary:Conveying the earl of Strafford's displeasure that Dugdale did not call on him.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Thomas Barlow, Oxford
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:26 June 1666
Summary:Thanking him for arranging for Sir Thomas Herbert to deposit his manuscripts with the Bodleian.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 366-7  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/6/7

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:10 July 1666
Summary:Excuses his failure to visit the earl of Strafford and explains how he came to fall out with Richard Gascoigne.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 33

From:John Keene
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:14 July 1666
Summary:Replying to Dugdale's letter of 4 July and complaining about being sent to Cumbria rather than accompanying Dugdale to Yorkshire.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:16 July 1666
Summary:Replying to Johnston's letter of 10 July, regarding the lack of enthusiasm for the visitation among the gentry and the arrangements for his journey.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 27

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:20 July 1666
Summary:Suggesting his nephew visit him the next week to discuss his father-in-law's monument, after he has been to Sir Gervase Clifton's funeral and before he leaves for the north.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:Richard Sale
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:23 July 1666
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 18 July. He hopes to meet Dugdale in the North East.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:24 July 1666
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 18 July with catalogue of disclaimers to be made at the Lancaster assizes.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Richard Sale, Hopecare
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:26 July 1666
Summary:Concerning the funeral of Sir Edward Moseley.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale, York
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:13 August 1666
Summary:Sending him a copy of his itinerary.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 25

From:William Dugdale, Durham
To:Edward Horsley, York
Date:18 August 1666
Summary:Enclosing a letter to Mr Jenkyns, which he hopes will encourage him to submit his descent. Asks him to write to his son Benedict concerning the arrangements for the trip to the North East.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Lansdowne 870, 86r

From:Thomas Langley
To:William Dugdale, Bewdley
Date:13 September 1666
Summary:Enclosing a certificate from Sir Roger Langley confirming their relationship.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Edward Horsley
To:William Dugdale
Date:14 September 1666
Summary:Commiserates over the 'sad disaster' of the Fire and Dugdale's 'great loss'. Asks for a list of those who failed to enter their descents. Postscript: Sends Sir Thomas Herbert's regards.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, Pontefract
To:Edward Horsley, York
Date:19 September 1666
Summary:Acknowledging receipt of his letter and describing the arrangements he will make for completing the visitation.
Comment:Copy - very faint
Reference:British Library, Lansdowne 870, 86r

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:24 September 1666
Summary:Concerning the patent for the Bland baronetcy.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Edward Horsley, York
Date:9 October 1666
Summary:Concerning the completion of the visitation and particularly the complaints of Mr Kithall about Horseley.
Comment:Carried by the messenger collecting Dodsworth's books from Lord Fairfax.
Reference:British Library, Lansdowne 870, 86v-87r

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:9 October 1666
Summary:Concerning various matters and particularly the patent for the Bland baronetcy.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 18

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:13 October 1666
Summary:Acknowledging receipt of Dugdale's letter and accompanying parcel.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:14 October 1666
Summary:Concerning three descents that he has managed to obtain and the copying that he would like his brother Henry to do for him. He wants Gregory King to teach Henry to draw.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Sir Thomas Delves, Dodington, Cheshire
Date:15 October 1666
Summary:Concerning his first visit to London since the Fire and the extent of his personal losses.
Comment:I have failed to locate the original of this letter, which was in the Birmingham Reference Library in 1956.
Reference:F. Madison et al, Sir William Dugdale 1605-1686 (1956), 72

From:Richard Sale
To:William Dugdale
Date:16 October 1666
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 28 September. Explains the 'scarcity of money for want of trade' to which Dugdale attributed the lack of enthusiasm for the visitation had also prevented him from travelling to the North East as intended.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale, St Albans
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:23 October 1666
Summary:Asking him to forward an enclosed letter to his deputy Mr Keene at Newport.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:Benedict Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:23 October 1666
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 9 October sent via his father, concerning arrangements for completion of the visitation.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:[October 1666]
Summary:Responding to Johnston's letter of 13 October; he describes the state of play in regard to the records of the visitations and complains of Henry's lack of progress. Mentions the destruction of the manuscript of the thrid volume of the Monasticon in the Fire.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 11

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:26 October 1666
Summary:Concerning a messenger being sent to London about the Bland patent.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Thomas Ashmall, Amerston, Durham
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:26 October 1666
Summary:Owing to the fire, he isnít sure he will be going to London in the term, so he hopes Dugdale will write to him concerning the coat of arms he presented at Durham.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:George Davenport, Auckland Castle
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:27 October 1666
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 9 October; commiserates on his losses in the fire and promises to do his best to encourage the gentry to co-operate with the completion of the visitation.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:November 1666
Summary:Commiserates with Dugdale over the loss of the Monasticon manuscript. He hopes Henry will become sufficently proficient to earn a living as a provincial herald painter.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Benedict Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne
To:William Dugdale
Date:2 November 1666
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 27 October. Bad weather has kept him at home. Reports on local rumours of papist plots.
Comment:Sent via John at Clarendon House.
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:6 November 1666
Summary:Confirming he has written to Richard Hall, concerning the making of a monument at Bushbury. Dismisses his nephew's fears of a papist plot.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:[November 1666]
Summary:Concerning the enrolling of the patent for the Bland baronetcy.
Comment:Written at end of first visit to London after Great fire - date taken from Diary
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 9

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:13 November 1666
Summary:Concerning his losses in the Fire and indicating that he had stayed in London longer than intended.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 21

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:William Sancroft
Date:17 November 1666
Summary:Concerning a further volume of Concilia.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Tanner 45, 121

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:21 November 1666
Summary:Concerning his antiquarian interests, what he wants his brother to copy and his desire for a copy of Domesday for Yorkshire.
Comment:Via John at Clarendon House
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Edward Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:22 November 1666
Summary:Concerning the dispute with Kitchell and the arrangements for the proposed visit to Lord Fairfax.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:1 December 1666
Summary:Confirming that a copy of the Yorkshire will cost £20. Indicates that Henry is proving competent at copying arms, but his writing is still unsatisfactory.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.36, 41

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:29 December 1666
Summary:Concerning the tenancy of his house in Coleshill and the latest news of the Scottish rebellion.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection