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1668

66 letters

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:[1668]
Summary:Is sending letter to await Dugdale in London, confirming that he has 'at last' seen a copy of the pedigrees taken by Horsley.
Comment:incomplete
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Thomas Rowe, Chester
To:William Dugdale
Date:8 January 1668
Summary:Confirming he’s received the deputation with the Lancashire book and letter, and about Randall Holme's activities.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:George Wilson, Chester
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:21 January 1668
Summary:Thanks Dugdale for not proceeding against his son-in-law Randle Holme at Chester this term.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT2B/3/46

From:Richard Kuerden, Wigan
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:21 January 1668
Summary:Hopes by now Dugdale has met ‘our old frend’ Townley & learnt from him of ‘my late creesy and infirme condition of health’. Apologises for consequent lack of activity over the visitation, which he is now getting on with.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:25 January 1668
Summary:Concerning pedigrees and other matters to do with the visitation, which he will soon deliver into the office. Explains what he has given Henry to do while he is in London; again he has no one available with him to copy records.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 84

From:Richard Hall, Nottingham
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:27 January 1668
Summary:He hasn't written before, because of his uncertainty about how to address the letter, but now discusses various arms and pedigrees.
Comment:
Reference:Dugdale's Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Visitation Papers, Harleian Society, 87

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:28 January 1668
Summary:Responding to the issues raised in Dugdale's letter of 25 January. Postscript: enquires about the heralds' bill to require registration and asks for more copies of the catalogue of baronets.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Edward Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:30 January 1668
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 25 January, explaining difficulty of collecting money. Letter sent to his son Benedict by Dugdale via Johnston never reached him.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:[February 1668]
Summary:Hopes Dugdale received his letter from Wigan of 21 January. Explains how he has sent him 50s. and discusses various pedigrees. Wishes herald painters such as James Archer could be authorized by their commissions to deface unjustified arms.
Comment:Dated 'Shrove Tuesday, 1667'
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:[February 1668]
Summary:Responding to Johnston's letter of 28 January. Ashmole is too busy to undertake the copying of coins requested by Johnston.
Comment:undated fragment
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 116

From:Francis Junius, The Hague
To:William Dugdale
Date:3 February 1668(new style)
Summary:Responding to a letter of thanks from Dugdale for copies of his Gothic and Anglo-Saxon Gospels.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 382-6  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/6/8-14

From:William Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:6 February 1668
Summary:Explains that only one more gentleman has entered his pedigree and that another asks for more time, as he is keeping away from home while his children have smallpox.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:8 February 1668
Summary:Concerning the heralds' bill and confirming the sending of more copies of the catalogue of baronets.
Comment:incomplete
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 90

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:10 February 1668
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 2 February, denying that he has accepted money to get descents accepted.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:18 February 1668
Summary:On various matters, including that he is soon to go to Stafford for an assizes case against Randle Holme.
Comment:incomplete/damaged
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 86

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:[February 1668]
Summary:Acknowledging receipt of money from Johnston.
Comment:undated fragment
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 121

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:19 February 1668
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 8 February, concerning those to be disclaimed.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:4 March 1668
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 18 February, discusses various pedigrees.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:7 April 1668
Summary:Asking after Dugdale's success at the Stafford assizes and telling him that Townley's wife and his deputized painter Thomas Roe of Manchester are both dead.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Edward Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:15 April 1668
Summary:Describing his son William's work on Dugdale's behalf and requesting that, as he himself is ill, that William should be added to his deputation.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Benedict Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:15 April 1668
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 9 April, explaining that he had not received previous letters and had done nothing once his deputation expired. Now he has Dugdale’s orders he will follow them.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:17 April 1668
Summary:Concerning pedigrees and payments.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:25 April 1668
Summary:Acknowledging receipt of Dugdale's letters on behalf of his father and confirming that in accordance with Dugdale's instructions the commission as deputy has been altered to William in Sir Thomas Herbert’s presence.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:1 May 1668
Summary:Concerning the Domesday transcript and other antiquarian matters and Henry's practice at drawing.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 102

From:James Archer, Preston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:1 May 1668
Summary:Concerning a request for a pedigree from Mr Patton of Warrington and a funeral conducted by Randle Holme.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:2 May 1668
Summary:Reports death of his father ‘last tuesday morning’. His brother Benedict, who is about to return to Newcastle, sends his respects.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:3 May 1668
Summary:Concerning pedigrees, disclaimers, the death of Horsley and his brother, who he leaves 'wholly to your disposall'.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:James Archer, Preston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:8 May 1668
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 5 May, concerning the requested pedigree and the source of his account of the funeral.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:12 May 1668
Summary:Responding to Johnston's letter of 3 May, concerning the Horsley deputation, the sending of the outstanding money amd some news of parliament and the queen's miscarriage.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 103

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:13 May 1668
Summary:Complaining that Henry tells him Dugdale is unconvinced by some descents submitted by Johnston and asking about Dugdale's progress on the Baronage and other projects.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:18 May 1668
Summary:About the descent of Thomson of Humbleton and asking for an account of what his father owed Dugdale.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Benedict Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:18 May 1668
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 23 April and promising to send up the remaining descents and money.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:24 May 1668
Summary:Asks for a description of disclaiming, that he can show to others in a last attempt to get them to submit their pedigrees.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:[May 1668]
Summary:Responding to Johnston's letter of 24 May, explaining that he intends in the first instance to disclaim only those who have no right to arms but use them on seals etc.
Comment:undated fragment
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 111

From:William Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:30 May 1668
Summary:Concerning Mr Rains' descent and promising, if his brother Benedict does not settle his account with Dugdale, he will take care of it.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:30 May 1668
Summary:Complains that they see 'nothing come out of the presse but play-books and Romances and such vain things'. Describes his own plans for future research and publication.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 105

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:2 June 1668
Summary:Expressing his reluctance to become involved in the disclaiming of his neighbours.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:9 June 1668
Summary:He has received Ł9 10s. from Mr Willoughby’s man, but isn’t sure exactly what it’s for and needs to ‘set all things right in my Booke’.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 106

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:11 June 1668
Summary:He wants an escutcheon for a ‘good friend’ in parchment. ‘If my brother cannot doe it handsomly I would have it done by a better hand’.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Anthony Wood, Oxford
Date:13 June 1668
Summary:Sends thanks for transcripts to Wood and respects to Barlow. Asks him to transcribe some records in Oxford and describes his progress in making good the work lost in the fire.
Comment:
Reference:Gentleman's Magazine, Dec. 1861, 622-3
Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 69

From:Benedict Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:13 June 1668
Summary:He’s received Dugdale’s of 9th June and is sorry he’s discouraged by lack of letters from Horsley. Promises to send money.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:William Horsley, York
Date:15 June 1668
Summary:Concerning payments from him and Benedict and the pedigree of Mr Rains/Raynes.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Lansdowne 870, 88r

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:16 June 1668
Summary:Responding to Johnston's letter of 11 June and suggesting he will delay his disclaimers until the Lent assizes.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 104

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:16 June 1668
Summary:Sending a revised catalogue of disclaimers.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:19 June [1668]
Summary:Concerning the pedigree of Mr Patten of Warrington.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:[June 1668]
Summary:He received his letter of 11 June 10 days ago, but delayed answering in expectation of Sir John Cotton coming to London, who has Glover’s ordinary in his library .. but Sir John has not arrived and may not come up for some time.
Comment:undated fragment
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 113

From:Dr Thomas Smith, Cockermouth
To:William Dugdale
Date:24 June 1668
Summary:Confirming role of Mr Christian at Sir Patrick Curwen's funeral.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/1

From:William Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:27 June 1668
Summary:
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Daniel Fleming
To:William Dugdale
Date:24 July 1668
Summary:Advises him to have Curwen case heard in Cumberland, since getting evidence is going to be tricky.
Comment:
Reference:HMC, Report 12, part 7, 57
Merevale, HT4/1

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:25 August 1668
Summary:He’s been silent, because there was nothing worth writing. He asks for a catalogue of those Dugdale intends to disclaim. He is often puzzled by arms in church windows and on tombs - a book to guide him would be very useful.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Daniel Fleming
To:William Dugdale
Date:29 August 1668
Summary:Mr Christian is denying he marshalled the Curwen funeral.
Comment:
Reference:HMC, Report 12, part 7, 58-9
Merevale, HT4/1

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:5 September 1668
Summary:He received Johnston's letter of 25 August 2 days ago and responds to his questions. He wants Johnston to look at Cholmley pedigree when he goes to Lord Fairfax’s. Henry is well, but Johnston should exhort him to be diligent and careful in his work and careful in his apparel.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 109

From:Randle Holme, Chester
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:19 October 1668
Summary:Asking Dugdale to delay prosecution, since his father-in-law is unable to visit him in London this term and is unwilling that Holme should go on his own.
Comment:See letters from George Wilson, father of Holme's 2nd wife.
Reference:Merevale, HT4/4/2

From:George Wilson, Chester
To:William Dugdale
Date:24 October 1668
Summary:Undertaking that Randle Holme will submit to the award of Mr Milward as mediator between him and Dugdale and begging he postpone legal proceedings.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT2B/3/47

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:31 October 1668
Summary:Hopes Johnston’s received his response to his letter of 25 August, which he sent via London. He is sending him a list of those who have a right to arms but haven’t entered so that Johnston can speak to them about it, if he meets them, and the form of the disclaimer for his comment. Henry is well and with Dugdale in London.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 107

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:[November 1668]
Summary:He received Dugdale’s letter 3 weeks ago, but was unable to answer before as Mr Horsley had borrowed his copy and he has only just got it back. He has visited Horsley at York, having business in the area.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:2 November 1668
Summary:He has written to his brother in Newcastle on Dugdale’s behalf & expects he will reply by the next post. Sir William Dalston he has visited several times, ‘but he pretends he wants his petegree which is in Northumberland’, Mr Thomson is lately knighted and he expects he will purchase a coat before leaving London; Mr Brookes is unwell
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:2 November 1668
Summary:He hasn’t yet been able to go to Nun Appleton about the Cholmeleys. ‘I have writ effectually to my brother to be carefull in doing you the best service & to be more carefull of his writing & his clothes’.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale
Date:2 November 1668
Summary:Explains that he and Townley would not be able to visit Dugdale at Coleshill, as they had hoped.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:21 November 1668
Summary:Confirming he has seen the visitation arms Dugdale sent to Horsley and been promised a copy. Asks for an account of Ashmole's Saxon coins and reports that he bought Leech's cabinet of rareties, but not his coins because the price was to high.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Daniel Fleming, Rydal, Westmld.
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:21 November 1668
Summary:Recommending a trial against Mr Christian at the next assizes at Carlisle. Mentions sending a borrowed manuscript to Dugdale.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/1

From:Benedict Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:24 November 1668
Summary:Acknowledges receipt of Dugdale's letter of 18 November. States he has taken no further descents and 'shall not trouble myself any more, for I perceave you have writt to my Brother Will as if I would cheat you'.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:29 November [1668]
Summary:Apologises for haste of previous letter and describes his activities. Postscript: ‘Pray let me know by your next what the bill depending in the house of Commons concerning the establishment of the Heralds Office may purport.’
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:30 November 1668
Summary:Acknowledges Johnston's letter of 21 November and promises to correct the list of disclaimers. He intends to leave London on 8th December and return at the beginning of Hillary Term. Ashmole sends his regards, but is too busy with the Excise to respond to his questions.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 108

From:William Dugdale
To:Joseph Williamson
Date:8 December 1668
Summary:‘I have spoken to the most ancient of the six clerks about the business, and he affirms that the Prothonotary in Chancery is to enrol those treaties and leagues, it having been the ancient usage of his predecessors so to do. Mr Pescod is the present Prothonotary, and lodges in Inner Temple Lane. Pray send a letter enclosed to Mr Fleming by the next packet to Cockermouth.’
Comment:
Reference:CSPD, 1668-69

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:15 December 1668
Summary:Acknoledges receipt of Dugdale's corrected copy of the disclaimers. Henry has written to him about his future and Johnston asks Dugdale's advice.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham