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1669

34 letters

From:Benedict Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:2 January 1669
Summary:Confirms he is sending money and descents to London via the recorder of Newcastle, as he does not expect to be in London. He asks pardon for his previous letter, blaming his brother for creating a misunderstanding.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Thomas Mainwaring
Date:28 January 1669
Summary:Concerning family history.
Comment:
Reference:HMC, Report 10, part 4, 204-7

From:William Dugdale
To:Anthony Wood, Oxford
Date:[February 1669]
Summary:Response to his letter of 24 January. Explains that the search of Prynn's office was conducted by the executors, who handed the papers to him and the Dean of St Paul's. He knows nothing of two leaves cut from the university's register.
Comment:Incomplete fragment - dated by draft of 207 on reverse.
Reference:Bodleian, MS Ballard 14, 7

From:Daniel Fleming
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:1 February 1669
Summary:Recommending Westmorland as the favourable county for an acrion against Mr Christian.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/1

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:3 February 1669
Summary:He has received a letter from his brother Henry, suggesting ways for his future subsistance, and asks Dugdale’s advice.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Keene
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:6 February 1669
Summary:Concerning heraldic matters.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:11 February 1669
Summary:Responding to Johnston's letter of 2 February, he explains that he has failed to find Henry a place in the government bureacracy. He has spoken to Streeter, the artist, but he has no place for an apprentice.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 99

From:Richard Kuerden
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:12 February 1669
Summary:Enclosing comments on Dugdale's proposed disclaimers. He would like to see the record of the visitation perfected, even if some in the catalogue will enter subsequently.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:14 February 1669
Summary:Concerning Henry's future.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:16 February 1669
Summary:Asks that Johnston should give him warning of Henry's departure, so that he can order his work accordingly and hopes that Johnston will get him notes on Yorkshire Cholmleys from Fairfax’s books this spring. Postscript: Confirms that the warrants for the disclaimers have been prepared.
Comment:Incomplete
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 96

From:William Dugdale
To:Edward Horsley
Date:16 February 1669
Summary:Covering letter for the disclaimers.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 101

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:19 February 1669
Summary:Further concerning Henry's future, mentioning some London acquaintance of his that might help.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:25 February 1669
Summary:Concerning the problem of finding Henry a place and the lack of profitable work he has for him. Postscript: Complains about Johnston's bad handwriting on the pedigrees he has sent him.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 98

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:2 March 1669
Summary:Concerning the people to be disclaimed and who should be omitted (clergymen, the old, the young, the sick etc.).
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:unknown
Date:8 March 1669
Summary:Concerning the piety and charitable works of Alice, Duchess Dudley, who died at Holborn on 22 January aged 90. Endorsed: ‘The memorable workes of piety, charity, and magnificence, of the late Lady Dutches Dudley, the English Paula’.
Comment:Recipient is someone associated with Lady Anne Clifford, countess of Pembroke.
Reference:Hamper, 386-9  Link to Internet Archive
Gentleman's Magazine, April 1820, p. 310

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:8 March 1669
Summary:He has been given by Mr Sunderland ‘the grate stone I mention I coppyed the inscription my self when I went to Halyfax’. He has heard from several gentlemen, who responded to being told Dugdale intended to disclaim them. He is troubled that Dugdale sees no prospects for his brother. He is happy that he stays with Dugdale, but must think of his future.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale
To:Joseph Williamson
Date:8 March 1669
Summary:‘I recommend the bearer, who has been employed at the Tower in transcribing records, and understands the abbreviations, and has skill enough to make good Latin. I think he will be fit for what you desire’.
Comment:
Reference:CSPD, 1668-69

From:William Dugdale
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:[March 1669]
Summary:Confirming receipt of Johnston's letter of 8 March with the pedigrees. Suggests that Wencelaus Hollar may take Henry as an apprentice, provided he does not go to Tangiers with Lord Howard.
Comment:undated fragment
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 110

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:13 April 1669
Summary:Thanks Dugdale for arranging for his brother to go to Hollar. He hopes the apprenticeship can be shortened in view of his age and experience in tricking arms.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:[April 1669]
Summary:‘Sir, being lately informed that there are some persons, whose names are inserted in those Schedules which are annexed to my Warrants of Disclaymer for Yorkshire who do take offence at you, as though you had been instrumentall therein: I have thought fit, for your vindication to write this Letter to you, which I desire you to shew them’.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 117

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston, Pontefract
Date:29 April 1669
Summary:Indignantly defends the accuracy of the records held by the College of Arms, 'but I doubt you thinke that all manner of persons whatsoever have right to Armes, and that it is the fault of our Office they are not there registred’. He has ‘strayned’ Hollar as far as he will go. If Harry is ‘dextrous and diligent’, he could make a good living and, if he became excellent, even more. Hollar is to go to Tangiers and Henry hopes to go too.
Comment:See enclosed letter (615)
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 118

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:3 May 1669
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 29 April and expresses enthusiasm for the idea of henry going to Tangiers.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Richard Hall, Nottingham
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:5 May 1669
Summary:Acknowledges receipt of Dugdale's letter of 16 March and confirms he has been to Derby about the inscription on the Countess of Shrewsbury's tomb and will wait on the Earl of Devonshire as soon as he arrives. Asks for an inscription for Sir Gervase Clifford's coffin and discusses other heraldic matters.
Comment:
Reference:Dugdale's Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Visitation Papers, Harleian Society, 88

From:John Hopkinson, Lofthouse, nr Wakefield
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:12 May 1669
Summary:Mr Calverley, who was not living in the county at the time of the visitation, has visited him and wants his pedigree inserted into the record.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Richard Hall, Nottingham
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:May 1669
Summary:Confirming receipt of the text for Sir Gervase coffin, which has been added and concerning other heraldic matters.
Comment:
Reference:Dugdale's Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Visitation Papers, Harleian Society, 89

From:William Horsley
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:21 May 1669
Summary:Sending him details of those gentlemen who decided to enter their pedigree and pay the fee when the disclaimers arrived.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Nathaniel Johnston
To:William Dugdale
Date:21 May 1669
Summary:Disappointed letter acknowledging that Henry will have to return to Yorkshire until Hollar's return from Tangiers.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Nathaniel Johnston
Date:31 May 1669
Summary:Defending himself against the accusation in Johnston's letter of 21 May that he had not done as he promised with regard to Henry.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Top Yorks c.18, 89

From:John Hopkinson, Lofthouse, nr Wakefield
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:6 June 1669
Summary:Acknowledging Dugdale's letter of 29 May, he explains that he has been unable to do as it requested.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Anthony Wood, Oxford
Date:17 June 1669
Summary:Concerning various antiquarian matters. Refers to his close acquaintance with Silas Taylor.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 72

From:William Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:30 June 1669
Summary:He has been shown Dugdale's letter by Sir Thomas Herbert, which suggested he had been neglectful, which he assures him he has not.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Randle Holme, Chester
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:6 September 1669
Summary:Concerning the funeral of Mrs Frances Booth.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/4/3

From:William Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:2 November 1669
Summary:Concerning Mr Driffield, who wants a copy of his coat painted & signed by Dugdale ‘for his Children to bring forth at the next Visitation by reason the Glass window in the Church may be broken’.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Sir John Booth, Chester
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:6 November 1669
Summary:Concerning his sister's funeral and disputing Randle Holme's account.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/5/4