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1684

30 letters

From:Thomas Benyon, Ely
To:William Dugdale
Date:7 January 1684
Summary:Covering letter for an account of a strange cure at Stamford, explaining its provenance.
Comment:Enclosures: 1. account of the apparently 'miraculous' cure of a sick man in Stamford sent to Benyon by Daniel Wigmore. 2. Copy of letter to Anthony Cooper from his stepmother. Copy of account in Ms Ashmole 1497.
Reference:Merevale, HT4/7/21-23

From:Gilbert Crouch, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:18 January 1684
Summary:Concerning the Greek Genesis in Lady Stafford's possession, which it was claimed belonged to Cotton's library.
Comment:See letters from Francis Junius in 1656.
Reference:Hamper, 433-4  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/6/38

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:John Huntbach, Wolverhampton
Date:6 February 1684
Summary:Concerning the young man proposed as a clerk and the bad weather, which has prevented travelling.
Comment:
Reference:Huntbach, private collection

From:Gregory King, Heralds' Office
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:9 February 1684
Summary:Giving news of deaths, funerals, fees etc. and general political news.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/7/10

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Sir Robert Southwell
Date:16 February 1684
Summary:Concerning members of the Southwell family, written in response to a letter of 27 January.
Comment:Not in Dugdale's hand - Ashmole acting as secretary?
Reference:Bodleian, MS Carte 103, 322

From:Aaron Rogers, Warwick
To:William Dugdale
Date:16 February 1684
Summary:Concerning Lady Katherine Leveson's gift to the Beauchamp chapel at Warwick and his own pedigree and arms.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT3G

From:Thomas Machel, Kirbythore, Westmld.
To:William Dugdale
Date:25 March 1684
Summary:Concerning the recent finding of a well and the artefacts found therein.
Comment:
Reference:Philosophical Transactions, XIV, p. 555

From:William Dugdale
To:Francis Negus
Date:17 April 1684
Summary:Confirming that the heralds are preparing an answer to the painter's proposals.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT2B/3/4

From:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
To:Henry Firebrace, Windsor
Date:29 April 1684
Summary:Concerning the collection of narratives relating to the captivity of Charles I and asking Firebrace to describe the thwarted escape attempt from the Isle of Wight.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Egerton 1788, 59

From:Thomas Barlow, Buckden
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:8 May 1684
Summary:Concerning his failure to pay the promised £20 a year towards the repair of St Paul's.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT3C

From:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
To:Anthony Wood, Oxford
Date:22 May 1684
Summary:Not having heard from Wood for some time, he sends an enquiry as to his health. He wants Wood to remind Mr Smith that he’d like him to publish Sir Philip Warwick’s memoirs. A new book has published a list of those who sat in judgement on Charles I, and Dugdale thinks further research should be undertaken on them.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 172

From:William Dugdale
To:Henry Firebrace
Date:29 May 1684
Summary:Thanking him for his account of Charles I's attempted escape from the Isle of Wight, which he's shown to the Earl of Clarendon and Archbishop of Canterbury. Asks for some further details.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Egerton 1788, 60

From:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
To:Anthony Wood, Oxford
Date:3 June 1684
Summary:Concerning the research on the regicides.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 174

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Anthony Wood, Weston
Date:7 July 1684
Summary:Response to Wood's letter bringing news of Sheldon's death.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 175

From:Anthony Wood, Weston
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:19 July 1684
Summary:Concerning Sheldon's funeral and his bequest of manuscripts to the College of Arms.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 434-5  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/6/39-41

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:William Sancroft
Date:11 August 1684
Summary:Letter of recommendation for Jonathan Kymberley, a minister in Coventry.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Tanner 32, 116

From:Francis Turner, Windsor
To:William Dugdale
Date:12 August 1684
Summary:Concerning Dugdale's letter of recommendation of his servant Bennett and asking for further information about this potential employee.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/7/19

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Elias Ashmole, London
Date:16 August 1684
Summary:Concerning non-conformity in Coventry and his wish that a firm hand should be taken by the archdeacons.
Comment:
Reference:C.H. Josten, Elias Ashmole, 1742-3
Bodleian, MS Tanner 131, 119r-v

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Sir Richard Newdigate, Arbury
Date:4 October 1684
Summary:Covering letter for a transcript of the Newdigate pedigree, prepared by Henry Lilly and updated by Dugdale.
Comment:
Reference:Warwickshire Record Office, CR136/B, 885

From:Francis Turner
To:William Dugdale
Date:4 October 1684
Summary:About Bennett, who had apparently forged Dugdale's handwriting in a letter recommending him, and about Garter business.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/7/13

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Robert Brady MD, Cambridge
Date:6 October 1684
Summary:Concerning Brady's History of England.
Comment:Manuscript sold by Bloomsbury Auctions February 2011
Reference:Hamper, 436-8  Link to Internet Archive
Gentleman's Magazine, 1793, p. 31

From:John Dugdale
To:William Dugdale
Date:28 October 1684
Summary:Concerning his appointment as Dugdale's deputy and other matters to do with the College of Arms.
Comment:Incomplete in Hamper
Reference:Hamper, 438-40  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/9/1

From:Henry Ball, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:28 October 1684
Summary:Concerning his friend's proposal to purchase Dugdale's office of Garter.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/7/20

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Anthony Wood, Oxford
Date:8 November 1684
Summary:Requests an explanation as to why, as he’s learnt from his son John, the Book of Glastonbury & other manuscripts were not delivered with the other items in the Sheldon bequest and when they will be sent.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 177

From:Anthony Wood
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:17 November 1684
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 8 November, denying that any part of the Sheldon bequest had been omitted.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 440-1  Link to Internet Archive

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Anthony Wood, Oxford
Date:22 November 1684
Summary:Responding to Wood's letter of 17 November, thanking him for his account of the Sheldon manuscripts. Provides him with information on Sir Edward Bysshe and William Wyrley.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 178

From:John Dugdale
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:16 December 1684
Summary:Concerning various personal and family matters, and matters to do with the College of Arms, where most are happy with his appointment as deputy to Dugdale, and the Sheldon bequest.
Comment:Incomplete in Hamper
Reference:Hamper, 441-2  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/9/2

From:John Dugdale
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:19 December 1684
Summary:Concerning his meeting with the Earl of Clarendon to thank him for his help with his deputation.
Comment:Incomplete in Hamper
Reference:Hamper, 442-3  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/9/3

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:20 December 1684
Summary:Covering letter for an enquiry from Lord Hatton, concerning various matters to do with the College of Arms.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/4

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:25 December 1684
Summary:Concerning Ned Bennett, who had claimed that he would marry John's daughter Mary and various matters to do with the College of Arms.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/5