CP 138, 17b

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CP Vol 138 f.17

HMC Vol 1 p 175 No 605

Haynes Page 231 Number 210

Transcribed by Samuel Haynes in “A Collection of State Papers . . . 1542 to 1570” London, 1740

26 Jan 1559 From my Lord his Grace and the Counsell here; to the Lords of the Pryvie Counseile

From the Duke of Norfolk's Book of Entries.

AFTER our right hartie Commendations to your good Lordships. We have received Advertisement from Mr. Winter, that, upon tharrivall here of suche Shipps looden with Furnyture and Munycion, as he had the Conduct of hither, he thought it best for hym, till the same were unlooden, to goo into the Fryeth, knowing the same to be the best and saffest Harbroughe in all the North Parts; and thinking non other, but that all Princes had boren towards the Quene's Majeste our Mistress, Peax and Amytte. Whereuppon, having with his Shipps entreded the Frythe, before that he could recover the Roode at Leghe (where he ment to ryde) he was shott at very fore with the Frenche lyenge at Inskythe, Burnt-Island, and Leighe, so as he was in Daungier to have sum of his Shipps sunken with the Shotte. Being thus uncurteysly served, where he hooped to have received Relieff and Freendshippe, it moved hym to seeke sum Revenge; wheruppon immdeyatly he fell uppon certein French Ships lying in Fiffe Side, and, as he informeth us, tooke two of them, being Men of Warre, and one Hoye looden with two Culverings, twelve small Pieces of Brasse, twelve Pipes of Powder, besides a greate Nomber of Spades, Pykaxes, Shovels, and other suche Things, necessarye for Fortyfycations; which they ment (as we suppose) to have donn at Aymowthe, or in sum other fytter and nigher Place, to the Defeate and Annoye of Barwycke. Wherefore we thought meete to advertise your Honours, and so from tyme to tyme meane to doo, as occasion, meet the thadvertisement, shall requyre the same. And, &c.

Tho. Norffolk, H. Westmorland. W. Dacre, T. Wharton, Raff. Sadleyr, F. Leeke.