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1670

18 letters

From:William Dugdale
To:unknown
Date:[1670]
Summary:Written to someone who was going to Oxford, sending greetings to Thomas Barlow and Anthony Wood and sending Wood a message about his collections of the arms in University College, Oxford.
Comment:Incomplete
Reference:Bodleian, MS Ballard 14, 7

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Anthony Wood, Oxford
Date:15 February 1670
Summary:Concerning various matters, including the possibility of Wood obtaining a place in the College of Arms.
Comment:Incomplete
Reference:Hamper, 390  Link to Internet Archive
Gentleman's Magazine, March 1862, pp. 299-300
Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 74

From:Anthony Wood, Oxford
To:William Dugdale
Date:19 February 1670
Summary:Response to Dugdale's letter of 15 February, referring to the papers in William Prynne's study and expressing doubts about whether he would be well advised to try for a place in the College of Arms.
Comment:Draft on reverse of letter from Dugdale
Reference:Hamper, 391-2  Link to Internet Archive
Bodleian, MS Ballard 14, 8

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Wolverhampton
Date:23 March 1670
Summary:Enquiry about the eligibility of Mr James of Kynaston on behalf of 'one as would match a daughter to him'.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:Jane Cholmondeley
To:William Dugdale
Date:[28 March 1670]
Summary:In response to Dugdale's letter of 13 March she is sending the bearer to Coleshill to act on her behalf and to accompany Dugdale to Sir Clement Fisher's at Packington.
Comment:Widow of Thomas Cholmondeley of Holford, Ches., whose funeral was conducted by Holme in Jan. 1667.
Reference:Merevale, HT4/5/5

From:Henry Johnston, York
To:William Dugdale
Date:9 May 1670
Summary:Concerning surveying of churches in Yorkshire and the funeral of Dugdale's daughter Martha Daniel.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT14

From:William Dugdale
To:Daniel Fleming
Date:10 May 1670
Summary:Returning old manuscript concerning Lancashire. Thanks Fleming for his offer to pay for 4 plates in the Baronage; he is undecided whether the volume will be illustrated.
Comment:
Reference:HMC, Report 12, part 7, 70

From:William Horsley, York
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:20 May 1670
Summary:Concerning letter Mr Norton has provided from his kinsman as confirmation of his descent and asking Dugdale for a form certificate for the purpose.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale, London
To:William Horsley
Date:24 May 1670
Summary:Explaining what he requires from George Norton to confirm his descent and right to arms.
Comment:
Reference:Warwickshire Record Office, Z43

From:George Davenport
To:William Dugdale
Date:31 May 1670
Summary:Account of stone found at Benwell, two miles west of Newcastle, 'at the bottom of the Pictes wall' by labourers. The stone was 3 foot long and half as big, with an inscription and a winged Genius on each side. Davenport, a chaplain to the Bishop of Durham, 'went to see this stone' and sent Dugdale an account.
Comment:Original of letter not traced. The inscription and drawing were copied by Ashmole with an explanation of their origin.
Reference:Bodleian, MS Ashmole 826, 37

From:Richard Hall, Nottingham
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:June 1669
Summary:Concerning various claims to coats of arms and details required to complete pedigrees.
Comment:
Reference:Dugdale's Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Visitation Papers, Harleian Society, 89-90

From:Richard Kuerden, Preston
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:14 June 1670
Summary:Concerning various pedigrees and claims to arms.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

From:Benedict Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:17 June 1670
Summary:He has received Dugdale’s of 8 June and sends a copy of a stone taken from the Pict’s Wall near Newcastle.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:Randle Holme, Chester
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:23 June 1670
Summary:Covering letter enclosing a bill for £20 and asking for a receipt.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/5/8

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Anthony Wood, Oxford
Date:28 June 1670
Summary:Concerning various antiquarian matters, including a book belonging to Cotton's library found by Barlow in Worcester and the inscribed stone found near Newcastle, which he has persuaded the recorder of Newcastle to give to Oxford.
Comment:
Reference:Gentleman's Magazine, March 1862, 300
Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 75

From:John Machen
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:[July 1670]
Summary:About his pedigree and a certificate for his cousin.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:John Machen
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:20 July 1670
Summary:Sending certificate for his kinsman John Machen of Sherborne House, Durham concerning their relationship.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Yorks, Northumb. & Durham

From:William Dugdale
To:Daniel Fleming
Date:26 November 1670
Summary:Sending him the account of the Cliffords from the Baronage that ‘you may shew it to the noble lady at Appleby, and from her collections impart to me what more may be usefull for the farther illustration of the story of her noble ancestours’.
Comment:
Reference:HMC, Report 12, part 7, 72-3