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1685

40 letters

From:William Dugdale
To:Robert Brady MD
Date:[1685]
Summary:Send him thanks for his Compleat History of England.
Comment:Draft copy
Reference:Hamper, 459-63  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/8/1

From:John Dugdale
To:William Dugdale
Date:3 January 1685
Summary:Responding to a letter from Dugdale of 27 December, describing his progress with the errands therein.
Comment:Incomplete in Hamper
Reference:Hamper, 444-5  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/9/6

From:John Dugdale
To:William Dugdale
Date:13 January 1685
Summary:Concerning various heraldic and family matters. Expresses a wish that he could be sure of succeeding Dugdale as Garter.
Comment:Incomplete in Hamper
Reference:Hamper, 446  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/9/7

From:John Dugdale
To:William Dugdale
Date:15 January 1685
Summary:Concerning Ball's continuing wish to purchase the office of a king at arms and other heraldic matters.
Comment:Incomplete in Hamper
Reference:Hamper, 447  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/9/8

From:Gregory King, Heralds' Office
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:15 January 1685
Summary:Giving news of deaths, funerals, fees etc. and general political news.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/7/11

From:Henry Hyde, earl of Clarendon
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:16 January 1685
Summary:Responding to Dugdale's letter of 25 October and suggesting that they should take action to ensure that John may succeed him.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, SP

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:17 January 1685
Summary:Concerning the preparing of grants and the danger of allowing the St George brothers to usrup Dugdale's authority.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/9

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Henry Hyde, earl of Clarendon, Whitehall
Date:24 January 1685
Summary:Responding to the earl's letter of 16 January, thanking him for his assistance with John's deputation but expressing doubts about his proposal for obtaining John certainty over the succession. Discusses his works in the press and other matters.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Eng Lett c. 130, 25

From:John Dugdale
To:William Dugdale
Date:27 January 1685
Summary:Responding to a letter from Dugdale of 24 January, dealing with heraldic and family matters.
Comment:Incomplete in Hamper
Reference:Hamper, 447-8  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/9/10

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Anthony Wood, Oxford
Date:2 February 1685
Summary:Concerning Sir Aston Cockaine.
Comment:In margin in different hand: Cockaine born 28 Dec. 1608, died 13 Febr. 1683.
Reference:Warwickshire Record Office, CR721/4

From:John Dugdale
To:William Dugdale
Date:3 February 1685
Summary:Sending news of the king's illness and apparent recovery, along with general business and personal matters.
Comment:Incomplete in Hamper
Reference:Hamper, 448-9  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/9/11

From:John Dugdale
To:William Dugdale
Date:10 February 1685
Summary:Concerning the accession of James II and Dugdale's intention of quitting his office, among other personal and business matters.
Comment:Incomplete in Hamper
Reference:Hamper, 449-51  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/9/12

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:20 February 1685
Summary:Concerning the herald's business necessitated by the accession.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/13

From:Theophilus Hastings, earl of Huntingdon, London
To:William Dugdale
Date:3 March 1685
Summary:Concerning the coat of arms to be allowed a Mr Hastings, who was not a member of the earl's family.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/7/12

From:Anthony Wood
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:9 April 1685
Summary:Concerning the disagreement over Sheldon's bequest to the College of Arms.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 451-3  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/6/39-41

From:William Dugdale, South Lambeth
To:William Sancroft
Date:11 April 1685
Summary:Letter of recommendation for a clergyman, seeking appointment to a Leicestershire parish.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Tanner 31, 33

From:William Dugdale, South Lambeth
To:Theophilus Hastings, earl of Huntingdon
Date:21 April 1685
Summary:Gives details of ceremony at Charles II's coronation. Apologises for not attending the earl in person, on account of ill health.
Comment:
Reference:HMC, Hastings MS, vol 2, 179

From:Dr Peter Scott, Windsor
To:William Dugdale
Date:1 June 1685
Summary:Concerning helmets used in Garter ceremonies.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Add MS 38,140, 204

From:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
To:Anthony Wood, Oxford
Date:23 June 1685
Summary:Answering a number of biographical queries. Refers to the news from Scotland and the rebels around Taunton.
Comment:
Reference:Bodleian, MS Wood F 41, 180

From:William Dugdale, South Lambeth
To:Gregory King, Heralds' Office
Date:25 July 1685
Summary:He has seen Charles Bertie at Whitehall, who would like King to visit him on Monday morning. Before Dugdale leaves London he intends to leave papers concerning the family with King.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 453  Link to Internet Archive

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Gregory King, Heralds' Office
Date:3 August 1685
Summary:Concerning the installation of the Earl of Feversham as a Garter knight. Refers to the reluctance of local 'fanaticks' to accept the failure of Monmouth's rebellion.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 454-5  Link to Internet Archive

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:10 October 1685
Summary:Concerning his daughter's health and other personal matters.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/14

From:Anthony Wood
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:14 October 1685
Summary:Concerning the ongoing dispute over Sheldon's bequest.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 455-9  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/6/39-41

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:24 October 1685
Summary:Concerning the appointment of the Earl of Mulgrave as Lord Chamberlain and other news from London.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/15

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:27 October 1685
Summary:Concerning various heraldic matters, including attempts to get the their wages paid, and other news from London.
Comment:In Dugdale’s hand: I received 10s wch Mr Holbeche borrowed of my son.
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/16

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:29 October 1685
Summary:Concerning various matters, including a possible husband for his daughter Mary and the irresponsible behaviour of his nephew William White.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/17

From:John Dugdale
To:William Dugdale
Date:3 November 1685
Summary:Concerning various professional and personal matters.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/18

From:John Dugdale
To:William Dugdale
Date:10 November 1685
Summary:Concerning various personal and professional matters, including the mixup that occurred over the Duke of Grafton's presentation to the Lords.
Comment:Incomplete in Hamper
Reference:Hamper, 463-4  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/9/19

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:17 November 1685
Summary:Concerning various matters to do with the College of Arms.
Comment:Endorsed at top by WD ‘Gilly flower seedes’
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/20

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:19 November 1685
Summary:Concerning the business of the College of Arms.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/21

From:Thomas Norton, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:21 November 1685
Summary:Affirming that a chapel existed at Biggin in the parish of Clifton-on-Dunsmore.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/7/7

From:William Nicholson, Carlisle
To:William Dugdale
Date:23 November 1685
Summary:Concerning the inscription on the font at Bridekirk, Cumberland.
Comment:
Reference:Philosophical Transactions, XV, p. 1291
Cumbria Record Office, WD RY, Box 92/242
W. Hutchinson, History of the County of Cumberland, vol. 2, vol. 2, p. 249

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:24 November 1685
Summary:Concerning various matters to do with the College of Arms.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/22

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:28 November 1685
Summary:Concerning various matters to do with the College of Arms and sending the latest news from London.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/23

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:3 December 1685
Summary:Concerning various professional and personal matters.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/24

From:John Dugdale
To:William Dugdale
Date:5 December 1685
Summary:Concerning the bookseller Robert Clavell's dissatisfaction with the slow sales of Dugdale's Summons to Parliament.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 464-5  Link to Internet Archive

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Aaron Rogers, Warwick
Date:8 December 1685
Summary:Concerning Lady Leveson's bequest for the repair of the Beauchamp chapel, Warwick.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 465-6  Link to Internet Archive

From:John Dugdale
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:10 December 1685
Summary:Concerning various professional and personal matters, including a possible marriage of his daughter Mary to Anthony Townshend.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/25

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:19 December 1685
Summary:Concerning various personal and professional matters, including his dispute with the St George brothers and his daughter's proposed marriage.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/26

From:John Dugdale, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:29 December 1685
Summary:Various matters, including disputes over rights and his daughter's marriage.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/9/27