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1667

53 letters

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:[1667]
Summary:Concerning the Thoresby pedigree.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Stowe 745, 14

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Barnabas Oley
Date:26 January 1667
Summary:In response to Oley's letter of 21 December, telling him of arrangements to pay him £5 for his work on the records of Worcester cathedral. Assures him that the Saxon homilies 'borrowed' by Lord Hatton from Worcester are safe.
Comment:
Reference:Warwickshire Record Office, CR721/1

From:Thomas Talbot
To:William Dugdale
Date:27 January 1667
Summary:Concerning the Talbot arms and their quarterings.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Thomas Talbot
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:3 February 1667
Summary:Concerning the Talbot arms and quarterings.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Sir Henry Yelverton
To:William Dugdale
Date:5 February 1667
Summary:Inviting him to his house, to discuss a threat by Lord Lucas to question his wife's barony.
Comment:Yelverton's wife was Susan, baroness Grey of Ruthin.
Reference:Hamper, 367-8  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/6/31

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:10 February 1667
Summary:Concerning Hall's failure to contact him about the monument and the tenancy of his house in Coleshill.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:22 February 1667
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 15 February and the list of disclaimers.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Seawall, Staffs.
Date:8 March 1667
Summary:Sending him the epitaph for his father-in-law and the latest news from London. Encloses letter to be delivered to his deputy Keene at Newport.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:8 March 1667
Summary:Concerning the list of disclaimers and the arrangements for the assizes at Lancaster.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:9 March 1667
Summary:Describing the improvements in Henry's writing and drawing and proposing to send him back to Yorkshire, as he will have run out of work for him.
Comment:Incomplete
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 85

From:Richard Sale, Hopecare
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:12 March 1667
Summary:He has only recently received Dugdale’s of 10th February, as he was away from home. Gives an account of his activities etc.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:16 March 1667
Summary:Expressing unhappiness at the idea of his brother being returned home, especially as his mother always suspected that his employment by Dugdale would be short term. Suggests that his active involvement in the visitation was by way of a quid pro quo for Dugdale employing his brother.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:[March 1667]
Summary:Response to Johnston's letter of 16 March. Reminds Johnston of the difficulties caused by the Fire and the disruption to his work. Offers to keep Henry in Warwickshire and provide his board and lodging, but he will not take him to London.
Comment:undated fragment
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 120

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:11 April 1667
Summary:Agreeing that his brother should remain in Warwickshire on Dudgale's terms.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Charles Spelman, Raynham, Norfolk
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:12 April 1667
Summary:Asking for an account relating to the new editions of Spelman's work and any money that can be spared.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT3E/4/11

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:[April 1667]
Summary:Responding to Johnston's letter of 11 April; he is in London a week early to attend the St George's feast in Whitehall.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 114

From:Edward Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale
Date:24 April 1667
Summary:Asking Dugdale for a new commission. He mentions visits from Dugdale's married daughter Anne and sends Sir Thomas Herbert's regards. Thanks Dugdale for supplying him with news.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Benedict Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:27 April 1667
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 20 April and undertaking to go to Northumberland and Durham in May.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:28 April 1667
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 22 April and telling him of the find of a bag of relics in the collegiate church at Howden.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Daniel Fleming
To:William Dugdale
Date:4 May 1667
Summary:Concerning whether a new edition of Origines Juridiciales will be produced and when the third volume of the Monasticon will appear. Describes changes he has made to his pedigree, which he wants incorporated into Dugdale's account of the Barons of Egremont in the Baronage.
Comment:
Reference:HMC, Report 12, part 7, 47-8

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:4 May 1667
Summary:Responding to Johnston's letter of 28 April. Expresses doubts about the Howden find.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 91

From:Thomas Talbot, Kepier
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:11 May 1667
Summary:Responding to letters from Dugdale of 12 November and 7 May, concerning an outstanding debt of £5. Promises to pay money in London to either Dugdale or Ashmole.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Edward Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:18 May 1667
Summary:Acknowledging receipt of Dugdale's letter and commission.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Sir Henry Yelverton
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:20 May [1667]
Summary:Thanking him for his help over the Grey barony and for speaking to the Lord Chancellor.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 369-70  Link to Internet Archive
Folger, V.b.264

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:20 May 1667
Summary:Discusses various matters concerned with the visitation and asks Dugdale to let his brother Henry have some money, as he's not dared to tell his mother of the new arrangements. Postscript: asks about a new deputation, as his will soon expire.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale
To:Daniel Fleming
Date:28 May 1667
Summary:Regretting that the situation in London will not allow for the speedy production of a new edition of the Origines Juridiciales or the thrid volume of the Monasticon. Describes his current work on the Baronage.
Comment:
Reference:HMC, Report 12, part 7, 48-9

From:Lady Katherine Leveson, Trentham, near Stone, Staffs.
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:15 June 1667
Summary:Concerning the repair of the Beauchamp chapel, Warwick, for which she has nominated Dugdale as a trustee.
Comment:Addressed: 'For my much respected friend'.
Reference:Merevale, HT17
Warwickshire Record Office, Z409(sm)

From:William Dugdale
To:Anthony Wood
Date:28 June 1667
Summary:Asking him for information about how many copies of the Origines Juridiciales were sold in Oxford. Mentions the copies of records Barlow is having made for him.
Comment:
Reference:Gentleman's Magazine, Dec. 1861, 621
Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 65

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Anthony Wood, Oxford
Date:9 July 1667
Summary:Thanking him for the information concerning the books and sending him the latest news.
Comment:
Reference:Gentleman's Magazine, Dec. 1861, 602
Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 66

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:9 July 1667
Summary:Telling him he will return to Warwickshire in a week. He is going to part with Gregory King for want of employment, but will find Henry something to do over the winter although 'he can neither write true Latine by a true copy, nor true English, he is so deficient'.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 92

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Elias Ashmole, London
Date:19 August 1667
Summary:Concerning the funeral of Francis Leveson.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 370-3  Link to Internet Archive
C.H. Josten, Elias Ashmole, 1095-98
Bodleian, MS Ashmole 836, 91-4

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:19 August 1667
Summary:Replying to Johnston's of 12 August; describes the work he is giving Henry to do.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 93

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Elias Ashmole, London
Date:21 August 1667
Summary:Concerning the funeral of Francis Leveson.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 374  Link to Internet Archive
C.H. Josten, Elias Ashmole, 1098-99
Bodleian, MS Ashmole 836, 95-8

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Elias Ashmole, London
Date:24 August 1667
Summary:Concerning the funeral of Francis Leveson and the heralds' attempt to obtain a prize ship.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 375-8  Link to Internet Archive
C.H. Josten, Elias Ashmole, 1101-04
Bodleian, MS Ashmole 836, 101-4

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Samuel Storye, London
Date:26 August 1667
Summary:He is writing to Ashmole's servant, because Ashmole is going into Berkshire. He instructs him what needs to be sent from London for the funeral and must be taken to the carrier Peter Wedall at Smithfield.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 378-80  Link to Internet Archive
C.H. Josten, Elias Ashmole, 1104-6
Bodleian, MS Ashmole 836, 99-100

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Elias Ashmole, London
Date:30 September 1667
Summary:Concerning the affairs of the College of Arms.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 380-2  Link to Internet Archive
C.H. Josten, Elias Ashmole, 1107-9
Bodleian, MS Ashmole 840, 787-8

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:3 October 1667
Summary:Attempts to discourage Johnston's over-enthusiasm in encouraging marginal claimants to submit their pedigrees. Mentions that he has placed Gregory King with Lord Hatton and refers to Clarendon's fall.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 94

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:9 October 1667
Summary:Henry has been home and given a good report of his tretment by Dugdale. His brother hopes that Dugdale will continue to keep him. He explains his failure to sent any fees back with Henry and other matters to do with the visitation.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:[October 1667]
Summary:Holds out no hope of finding a position for Henry, who he has left in Warwickshire while he is in London.
Comment:undated fragment
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 119

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:26 October 1667
Summary:Promising Johnston copies of the pedigrees collected by Horseley once he has them and complaining of Johnston's poor handwriting. Copies will have to wait until he returns to Warwickshire, as with the departure of Gregory King he has no copyist in London.
Comment:incomplete
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 95

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:28 October 1667
Summary:Concerning the completion of the record of the visitation and a local lawsuit involving the records of a former convent.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Christopher Towneley, Carr Hall
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:28 October 1667
Summary:Asks for copy of Lancashire visitation, so he can check it against his records.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Edward Horsley
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:[November 1667]
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 26 October and asking for the renewal of his commission for a year.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Edward Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale
Date:9 November 1667
Summary:Sending a bill of exchange for £10 and responding to Dugdale's letter of 4 November.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:9 November 1667
Summary:Concerning the transcript of Domesday for Yorkshire and suggesting remaining money and descents should be sent by the carrier. Sends latest news of proceedings against Clarendon.
Comment:incomplete
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 97

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:10 November 1667
Summary:Concerning the outstanding descents and his brother's future, which he thinks may be as a herald painter and hopes Dugdale will help him to obtain training. Sends Ashmole a message about the collection of rareties by a Leeds surgeon, which is for sale.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:18 November 1667
Summary:Concerning pedigrees and asking for latest news concerning the duke of York and Clarendon.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:24 November 1667
Summary:Explaining that Ashmole is not interested in the Leeds surgeon's collection, but will mention it to the Royal Society. Sends two copies of the catalogue of baronets, confirming that Sir Thomas Bland is included.
Comment:incomplete
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 87

From:Richard Kuerden
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:26 November 1667
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's of 4 October, explaining that he has been busy with his doctoring and unable to call on people for Dugdale.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Edward Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:27 November 1667
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 14 November and confirming he has sent the entry book by carrier.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Thomas Talbot, Brumpton Lodge
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:4 December 1667
Summary:Hoping that Dugdale has received the cost of his pedigree through Dugdale's son John and making arrangements for its delivery. Reminds him of two Yorkshire pedigrees prepared by Daniel King, in which he thinks King used 'forgery & falshood'.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:6 December [1667]
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 3 December. James Archer would like a separate commission, to avoid any difficulties.
Comment:No year given
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:15 December 1667
Summary:Concerning various pedigrees. Postscript: promises to write to Lord Strafford about the Domesday transcript.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham