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1677

35 letters

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:unknown
Date:1 January 1677
Summary:Concerning the possibility of Wood undertaking two or three years work on the public records for a history of Staffordshire.
Comment:Incomplete - possibly to Blount or Sheldon
Reference:Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 100

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Theophilus Hastings, earl of Huntingdon, Donnington, Leics.
Date:5 February 1677
Summary:Concerning the discourse on the Earl's family he has completed to accompany the transcripts of documents.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Carte 78, 531

From:Christopher Hatton, 2nd lord Hatton, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:22 February 1677
Summary:Concerning Dugdale replacing Sir Edward walker as Garter and the position of his wife's brother Lord Grey.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 402-3  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT2B/5

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Christopher Hatton, 2nd lord Hatton, London
Date:24 February 1677
Summary:Denying any interest in succeeding Walker as Garter.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Add MS 29,549, 76

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Elias Ashmole, South Lambeth
Date:26 February 1677
Summary:Suggesting that Ashmole would be a suitable candidate as Garter.
Comment:
Reference:C.H. Josten, Elias Ashmole, 1460-3
Bodleian, MS Ashmole 1131, 370r-v

From:Christopher Hatton, 2nd lord Hatton, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:1 March 1677
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 24 February; he had already spoken to the king and earl marshal about Dugdale's candidature before it arrived.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 403-5  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT2B/5

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Anthony Wood
Date:3 March 1677
Summary:Concerning the arrangements for his visit to Warwick for Lord Brooke's funeral and Wood's proposed visit to Blyth Hall.
Comment:
Reference:Gentleman's Magazine, August 1862, 178-9
Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 101

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Anthony Wood
Date:3 March 1677
Summary:Sending greetings to Sheldon, with whom Wood was staying, and making arrangements for his visit. Mentions the confusion caused by Walker's death.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 101

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Anthony Wood, Weston
Date:23 March 1677
Summary:Promising to consult Cotton on the best way to support Wood's studies and sending him news from Blount.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 102

From:Christopher Hatton, 2nd lord Hatton, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:3 April 1677
Summary:Congratulations on his appointment as Garter.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 405-6  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT2B/5

From:Andrew Hay, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:3 April 1677
Summary:Official letter from the secretary to the deputy earl marshal informing Dugdale of his appointment as Garter and summoning him to London.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 407  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT2B/5

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Christopher Hatton, 2nd lord Hatton, London
Date:7 April 1677
Summary:Asks for Hatton's help in getting him exempted from being knighted and having to live in London.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Add MS 29,549, 78

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Elias Ashmole, London
Date:7 April 1677
Summary:Confirming his acceptance of the office and describing his travel plans.
Comment:
Reference:C.H. Josten, Elias Ashmole, 1475-6
Bodleian, MS Ashmole 1131, 372r-v

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Andrew Hay
Date:7 April 1677
Summary:Indicating his acceptance of the office of Garter, while indicating his reluctance because of his age.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 408-9  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT2B/5

From:Sir John Clopton
To:William Dugdale
Date:7 April 1677
Summary:Sending Dugdale those parts of Garter's regalia, which he had not already handed over to another candidate. Postscript: Enquires about fees due to his late father-in-law and seeks reversion of an office in the College of Arms for his son.
Comment:Clopton married Barbara, the daughter and heiress of Sir Edward Walker.
Reference:Hamper, 409-10  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT2B/5

From:Sir John Clopton
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:18 April 1677
Summary:Concerning his son, fees and other matters arising from Walker's death.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 411-12  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/6/33

From:William Dugdale
To:Seth Ward
Date:4 May 1677
Summary:Concerning the appointment of Sir Henry St George as his deputy.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT2B/3/18

From:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
To:Theophilus Hastings, earl of Huntingdon
Date:8 May 1677
Summary:Seeking contributions for the rebuilding of Garter's quarters.
Comment:
Reference:HMC, Hastings MS, vol 2, 171

From:William Dugdale
To:Brune Ryves
Date:12 May 1677
Summary:Re. a cushion Dugdale believes is his due from an installation, which he needs the dean's warrant to obtain.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Add MS 38,140, 199

From:Brune Ryves, Acton
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:22 May 1677
Summary:Agrees that Dugdale shall have the cushion on this occasion, but attempts to reserve his and his successors' rights as dean.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Add MS 38,140, 200

From:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
To:Theophilus Hastings, earl of Huntingdon, Donnington, Leics.
Date:26 May 1677
Summary:Acknowledging receipt of the earl's letter of 22 May and that he has sent the books to him as requested. Describes the research he has been doing on the Hastings pedigree, the political atmosphere in London and his own reluctance acceptance of a knighthood.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Carte 78, 538

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Elias Ashmole, South Lambeth
Date:1 June 1677
Summary:He has been sworn in as Garter and now wants Ashmole's help in ensuring that he has the correct worded warrant to appoint his deputy.
Comment:
Reference:C.H. Josten, Elias Ashmole, 1483-4
Bodleian, MS Ashmole 1134, 143r-v

From:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
To:Anthony Wood
Date:18 June 1677
Summary:Accepting offer of a copy of Wood's work for the College of Arms and arranging for its delivery.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 104

From:William Dugdale
To:Gregory King
Date:17 July 1677
Summary:Sending instructions for the engrossment of a grant of arms.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Stowe 745, 140

From:Randle Holme, Chester
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:25 July 1677
Summary:Sending some certificates and seeking a formal deputation.
Comment:
Reference:College of Arms, Muniment Room, 2/3/63

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Anthony Wood, Weston
Date:23 August 1677
Summary:Responding to Wood's letter of 17 August and offering him his own notes concerning the history of bishops. He wants Wood to visit him to meet Chetwynd. He discusses the Baronage, a fourth volume of Monasticon, Plot's book on Oxfordshire and an archaeological find at Tanworth.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 412-14  Link to Internet Archive
Bodleian, MS Ballard 14, 6

From:William Dugdale
To:Henry St George
Date:23 August [1677]
Summary:Concerning the appointment of Sir Henry St George as his deputy for the chapter to elect the Duke of Grafton as a Garter knight.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT2B/3/17

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Daniel Fleming, Rydal, Westmld.
Date:1 September 1677
Summary:Responding to his letter of 8 August, congratulating him on becoming Garter and seeking a contribution to the cost of rebuilding the College of Arms.
Comment:
Reference:HMC, Report 12, part 7, 139-40
Warwickshire Record Office, CR721/2

From:Cassibelan Burton, Lindley
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:25 September 1677
Summary:Concerning books lent by his father William Burton to Samuel Roper, which he is trying to recover from Roper's son.
Comment:Enclosed note from Samuel Roper (24 September 1677) says he has looked through his fatherís books at Shenton and Burtonís volumes are not there.
Reference:Hamper, 414-15  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/6/34

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Anthony Wood
Date:2 October 1677
Summary:Saying he has only just received Wood's letter of 3 September and regretting his failure to visit Blyth Hall.
Comment:Endorsed: received 17 October
Reference:Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 105

From:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
To:Elias Ashmole, South Lambeth
Date:8 November 1677
Summary:Concerning his work on the arms of William of Orange, following his marriage to Princess Mary.
Comment:
Reference:C.H. Josten, Elias Ashmole, 1495-6
Bodleian, MS Ashmole 1134, 149r-v

From:William Cobbe
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:30 November 1677
Summary:Concerning the use of arms by the Bolton family, who were disclaimed at the visitation of Cheshire.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/7/9

From:Samuel Sanders, Alfreton, Derbys.
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:7 December 1677
Summary:Concerning the arms claimed by Mr Morewood.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT2B/3/62

From:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
To:Anthony Wood
Date:18 December 1677
Summary:Seeking information on Sir Edward Stanley of Eynsham.
Comment:Letter addressed to both Oxford and Weston.
Reference:Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 106a

From:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
To:Anthony Wood, Oxford
Date:29 December 1677
Summary:Answering Woodís letter of 26 December, concerning Sir Edward Stanley of Eynsham.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 107