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hat William Burley, of Cawood, in the countie of Yorke, was cannoneare vnder the comand of the Marquess of Newcastle in his Matis service at Hessey Moore and other places for seuerall yeares, and in the said service receiued manie wounds, suffered imprisonment, and impoverished in his estat, and since died and left his wife and children in a low and sad condicon, not haueing anie subsistance, and lastly that in all his life time never revolted or acted against his Matie of blessed memory, or his Matie that now is, and therefore his widdow leaues her condicon to the consideracon of the Com's and those appoynted for provided (sic) for such, hopeing her husband's good service and fidellitie will bee sufficient to bring her in as one of those that are to bee taken care for according to the said Act. Witnesse the hands of vs, whose names are here subscribed, the 15th day of August in the fowerteenth yeare of his Maties reaigne that now is, annoque Domini 1662

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OCT. 22, 1663.

(Ibid., p. 66.)

Sr, In answer to yrs, beleeve it, that neither my sonne Bland, nor you, kan want any kindnesse in my power; but withall I beleeve neither he nor you would haue me doe this, but I to be secured therefore; nor would you thinke it resonable I should advice my sonne to doe it, till I have spoken with his frends, which I had intended before this, had not ye waters hindered me. Besides were I satisfied of all, till our rents come in I kannot doe it, but that is now at hand, Martinmas beinge ye day. Soe as before that tyme I shall be able to give you a positive answer. But this I must needes say, yer beinge a bond, and soe good a personall estate beinge left by Sir Thomas, you were much to blame not to call upon the administrators; and had you had a kindnesse for my sonne you would haue not pressed him till the other did fayle. I shall say noe more, but yt I hope you will be kind to yr frends upon just grounds, and soe I rest Yr true frend,

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(Ibid., p. 70.)

Feb. 26, 1663.

Mr. Giles,

I haue promis't to contribute to the charge of a window in Rippon Minster. I pray therefore take care my arms be plact according to my ranck; which are blazon'd thus. Hee beareth Argent, on a Fesse gules between two Lyons passant gardant Sables a Flower de Luce of the first between two Cressants, or: You must not forget ye Red hand in a Scutcheon as Baronett it will be best plact on one of the Paws of the Lion.


Observe well ye Blazon and paint it accordingly.
Henry Giles, Michaelgate.


John Goodricke.


Mr. Gyles,

MARCH 17, 1663-4.

(Ibid., p. 7.)

London, the 17th of March, A° 1663

Mine and my wiues Love to your ffather and Mother and your selfe remembred, to gether with Mr. Pickering's love also:

7 Sir John Goodricke of Ribston, Knight, was created a baronet on July 14, 1641. Was a Royalist, and had to compound for his estates. Died in 1670. His arms were in the south aisle of the nave, and also in the north aisle. (Gent's History of Ripon, p. 34.)

8 Henry Gyles or Giles, (1640 ?-1709), glass-painter, born about 1640, was fifth child of Edmund ?] Gyles, and resided in Micklegate, York. To him is due the revival of the art of pictorial glass-painting, which had become quite extinct in England. His earliest-dated window is the large west window of the Guildhall at York, painted in 1682. His bestknown work is the east window in the Chapel of University College, Oxford, presented by Dr. Radcliffe in 1687. Gyles also presented some stained glass for the hall of the same college. He executed works for Wadham College, Oxford, and also for Trinity College and St. Catherine Hall at Cambridge. In 1700 he painted a large window for Lord Fairfax at Denton, Yorkshire. There were some figures painted by Giles in the Grammar School

at Leeds, but these were disposed of in 1784 to a local antiquary. Gyles was a friend and correspondent of Ralph Thoresby, the antiquary, whose diary and correspondence contain frequent allusions to him. His declining years were marred by ill-health, discontent, and domestic dissensions. In October, 1709, he died at his house in York, and was buried (Oct. 25) in the church of St. Martin-cum-Gregory. Gyles was not particularly successful in colour or desigu, and little of his work can now be appre ciated, owing to the perishable enamels which he employed. Francis Place, Gyles' friend and fellow-citizen, engraved his portrait in mezzotint (copied by W. Richardson, and again for Walpole's

Anecdotes of Painting"), and there is an interesting crayon drawing of him by his own hand in the print room at the British Museum (Dictionary of National Biography).

9 Born in 1620. His daughter Alice, (born Feb. 7, 1645, and died Jan. 8, 1693-4), married Edmund Pickering, of Guisborough. Both Pickering and Morgau

This is to let you vnderstand, that I receaved your peec of work in glass, as with my thanks for it, so I am very glad to see you are grown so good a proficient in your worke, that it has the aprobation of workmen heare, though it be with som kind of backward acknowledgments from Mr. Hall, which is a usual desease among Artests. However to giue you your due, tis posible they could not mend it in the colouring, but I shall make much of it ffor your sake. And wheras you write to me conserning the last over account that I had in my hand when I receaved the fower pound, which was seaven shilling, I shall giue you the account of it; Mr. Clarke, that sold the prints, borrowed two shillings of Mr. Pickering, and write(s) to vs he would account with you ffor it. And for the remaning part, ther is ffor the Red lead and pensills halfe a crowne more, and ffor halfe a pound of copper wyer two shillings. And conserning the glasses you write ffor, I haue here inclosed the note of the perticulars, for which I haue receaved of Mr. Canton two pounds, one shilling, and haue sent them by sea. So that in all ther was two pounds eight shillings laid out all which I acknowledge the receipt of, and am now on an even account. Hoping what I haue done is to your desire, presuming that my frend with whom I dealt with ffor the glasses hath set you downe the cheapest rates and the best of the commority (sic) you can buy anywher. ffor my owne part I haue noe skill in them but am willing to serue you in my civill respect, and so I rest

Your ffrend,

S. Morgan



(Ibid., p. 77.)

Leeds, the 29th July, 1664.

Within ten days after sight hereof please to pay vnto Mris Anne Savile the summe of fifty pounds for the vallew received here of Mr. Will’m Everingam. Make good payment and place to the accompt of

To Mr. George Thoresby

draper in Newcastle

Yo' very loueing Brother
John Thoresby.

Dorso-receved this 4 day of Aug. 1664 of Mr. Thorseby the contents of this bill being 50li by me.

carried on the business of arms-painters in London. Morgan was the owner of Additional MS. 18011, from which Mr. Foster has printed the Visitation of

Anne Savile 9a

Yorkshire for 1584-5.

9 Granddaughter to Judge Savile and a benefactor.



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Th' enclosed will acquaint you wth what euer Ryther" hath wrytt, and Sir Walter Vauasor in his behalf, as also what answer I haue retourn'd to both. I wold haue you to be well infourm'd both from Barron Thorp and the rest of my tennts there concerning the inclosure propos'd, and if it may be fitting for me to consent to informe me wth the sauest conveniences, I meane if it may be don wthout prejudice to me or my tennts or whether it be in my power to obstruct his intencun. Not but that I wold be willing to yeeld all neighborly complyance to euery man, yet shold I not willingly prejudice my self.

My groome sett forward on Thursday, and will I suppose be suddainly with you. You may perceiue that I haue grattified Sr Walter Vauisor wth a lease of Inghurst this season. See that it be perfourm'd, for I intend to begg more fish for my new pond. My last answeringe yo formerly rec, haue not at instant more to enlarge. Resting in som hast

London, March 11, 1664.

Yor loveing freind,
John Lewys.

By som ill accid', (suppos'd in ye powther roome), the slip London, (wherein Sr John Lawson was to haue gone comder), was blowne vp, coming out of Chattam Dock, wherrein perisht neere 400 men, and som of theire guns. The King's expected this night from Portsmouth, where he hath byn making preparacons since Tuesday.

Dorso:-For Mr Richard

Beane at Ledston in

Yorkshire neere


Letter concerning Mr. Ryther's new inclosure.12

10 Acquired a large fortune and bought Ledstone. He died April 14, 1671. One of his daughters, Elizabeth, married the Earl of Huntingdon, and was mother to the well-known Lady Betty Hastings.

11 No doubt John Ryther of Scarcroft. He married Ursula, daughter of Sir Robert Dolman of Pocklington, Knight.

His wife's brother, Philip Dolman of
Lead, married a daughter of Walter
Vavasour of Hazlewood, aunt of the
abovenamed Sir Walter.

12 Seal bears (sable) a chevron between three trefoils slipped (or), on an inescutcheon the badge of a Baronet of England.



(Ibid., p. 95.)

Leeds, the 20th of October 1665.

Att or within a month after sight hereof please pay vnto Sir James Clauering, Barron', the sum of seaven hundred pounds for the vallew here of Mrs Will'm Everingham, att day make good payment & passe it to account of Yo' very loueing Brother

To Mr. Geo: Thoresby,

draper in Newcastle,

9ber 10th 1665

700 0o.

John Thoresby.

Rec: of Mr. Geo: Thursby ye contents of this bill & in full of all accts betwixt us

Ja: Clavering.



(Ibid., p. 124.)

Worthy friend Mr. Georg Thursby,

I, being informed of the sad estat of many poore men in Westmerland, Comberland & North', who wander about, and yet such as the world in some sence may not be counted worthy of, I did write to Mr Scot that he wth Mr Gilpin might enquire if any of them had sons or daughters, that were fitt to place apprentices to some honest trade, that might probably be a liuelihood for them in future tyme, and hereby ther parents might be helped at present. And for future as to ther mentenance, I do perceiue Mr Scott hath acquainted you there wth, wch is the occasion of these lines, if you wth Mr Barnes do know any 2 or 3 that haue children, & can place them, I belieue I may procure 10 li. . . . towards ther placing, weh must be paid to those they are bound vnto, a receit from them you may please to write to me of it. Thorow the Lord's goodness my family wth Mr Greyston is in good health at present. Excuse my haste now, wth my loveing respect presented to you and Mrs Thorsby, desiring yo1 mutual happines for Christ, I rest Yor assured friend Aug. 25, 66 H. Ashhurst.

[The noted Alderman Ashurst of London, whose character may in Mr Baxter's sermon at his funeral.]

Dorso-To Mr George

be seen



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