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MEMORANDA

Four memoranda in Oxford's hand survive from 1591 to 1601. The first concerns his suit to the Queen for the return of Waltham Forest, the second his suit to the Queen for a licence to bring certain commodities into the realm, the third a petition brought by one Thomas Gurley against Oxford's wife, and the fourth a complaint by Oxford about the conduct of Sir Edmund Carey during the Danvers escheat case.

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[=47] 30 June 1591 (see also =20)

[=48] July 1592

[=49] 11 January 1597 (see also =28)

[=50] 1601-2

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[=47] BL Lansdowne 68/11, f. 22: accompanies [=20]

[=48] BL Lansdowne 108[/14], ff. 25-6: July 1592.

My desire is to have licence from her Majesty for the bringing into the realm of these commodities following, and I will give her Majesty a yearly increase, as appeareth, over and above her usual custom, viz. for

Oils £200 per annum
Fruits £1
Wools £200

Notwithstanding there are five years in D. Actor's grant yet to come.

So that I do give her a yearly increase of £401.

The reasons of this suit.

Whereas after long suit for the title which I lay to the forest it was committed to the arbitrament of the Lord Chancellor who, having heard the cause, was ready to have made his report to her Majesty, it pleased her I should let fall the suit, determining to dispose thereof at her pleasure. In the mean season she promised to do something for me in some other matter, whereupon I preferred to her Majesty the suit I had against Skinner, whereto she did grant and, to that purpose, I had divers books drawn, but her Majesty did reject them all, putting me over to my Lord Treasurer who, though he did so much as in him lay in my favour, yet it succeeded not, whereby I lost all my charge and am to pay arrearages to her Majesty for the time that Skinner's land was in mine hands, so that the consideration which her Majesty promised remains yet to be performed.

There is no suit wherein I may less charge her Majesty than in this, where I increase her Majesty's sum £450.

Thus I most humbly beseech her Majesty to have a favourable consideration also of my attendance here upon her Majesty, which I am not able to continue if by this means my charges (both for the time passed in following that matter of Skinner's which succeeded contrary to mine expectation, and other crosses of fortune) be not helped, sith I have been so unhappy that her Majesty likes not that I should seek the forest which, by all counsel in law that I can get, I am made to believe I have good interest unto, and I am put by the same by her pleasure and not by course of law. Whereupon I hope her Majesty will think this suit as fit for me as any other and also for these considerations bestow the same on me, whereby I may ease mine debts and charges I have been at as is aforesaid.

*My suit unto her Majesty.

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[=49] Cecil Papers 37/66: 11 January 1597; accompanies =28

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[=50] Cecil Papers 146/19: 1601 or 1602

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