Saturday, September 5, 2015

Queen Elizabeth I - New Year's Gifts 1565-1566



c 1560-65 Queen Elizabeth I 1533-1603

An explanation of these lists appeared on the Museum of London blog.  Thought I would share it here to give a background on these amazing lists.

In Elizabethan London, New Year’s Day was the big time to give and receive gifts, particularly at court. The tradition appears to date back to at least the 13th century but under Queen Elizabeth I it reached new heights in terms of the extravagance and range of the gifts given.

Courtiers and members of the Queen’s household were expected to present her with gifts. As can be imagined competition to impress the Queen was fierce and there must have been immense pressure to come up with gifts that were valuable enough (many resorted to giving money, usually gold coins, in extravagant silk purses) or useful (she received many perfumed gloves and gold-trimmed hankies) or just intriguing.


In the latter category are many animal jewels, such as an emerald, diamond and ruby serpent with a pendant pearl, given in 1581 by the Countess of Oxford or a golden cat playing with mice and again decorated with diamonds and pearls given the same year by Lady Howard. One can imagine the emerald and diamond salamander or the pearl ship pin from the Cheapside Hoard being equally acceptable New Year’s gifts. The Queen loved puns and many of these jewels would have held hidden meanings and witty jokes for her amusement.


A number of rolls or lists detailing the gifts she received for New Year still survive and give a fascinating glimpse of life in the Elizabethan court. Many of the queen’s admirers liked to give her a gift which would remind her of themselves. Sir Christopher Hatton, whose portrait is on display in the Cheapside Hoard exhibition, on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, frequently used a knot motif and so in around 1585 he gave Elizabeth a headdress, decorated with expensive golden knots. In 1574 the fan that the Earl of Leicester gave her was decorated with bears, part of his device. Others gave gifts that they hoped would get them noticed and some of these were rather fabulous. For example, on New Year’s Day 1581 Sir Walter Raleigh presented Elizabeth with a crown set with Peruvian emeralds which he had captured in a raid on the Spanish fleet the previous year. However, the rolls show that she also received plainer gifts such as a quince pie from John Betts, who was a pastry servant, or a box of lute strings or eighteen larks in a cage.


In return the Queen would give gifts too, and whilst these were sometimes generous in the extreme, more often than not they were of a lower value than those she received. Often she would give an image of herself, such as the cameo portrait of the Queen which Hatton is shown holding in his portrait. A similar, though smaller cameo can be seen on display as part of the Cheapside Hoard. But if you wanted to impress the Queen it seems to have been much more a case of five gold rings rather than a partridge in a pear tree!


New Year's Gifts for Queen Elizabeth: 1565-1566

New Year's gifts anno viito (1565-66)
 (roll is broken and disorganized)

Ladies
By the Lady Burcaveny? in a red Satten purse in di souraignes c s
delyurid to the said John Tamworth
by the lady Clinton two pullings owte of blake Sipers wrought with venice golde And two Ruffes of camerke edgid with pipes of venice golde and silur
delyurid to the said Dorothye
By the Lady Barkeley in a paper in di Soueraignes c s
delyurid to the said John Tameworth
By the lady Dakers of the Sowth a wastecoate of purple satten allour enbradered with Venice siluer
Delyurid to the said Dorothy
By the Lady Dakers of the north in a purse of red silke and siluer in Di soueraignes vi li
By the lady mountioye in a purse of blake silke and siluer knytt in di sour x li
By the Lady Howarde in a purse of red silke and golde knytt in di sou x li
By the Lady of Hunsdon in di Souraignes x li
By the Lady Tailboyes Sr Peter Carowes wief in a purse of blake silke and silur in di soueraignes x li
delyurid to the said John Tamewroth
By the lady Knowles a Cloake & Saufgarde of golde taphata in dentid rounde about and bounde with narrowe passamayne of venice golde
delyurid to the said Rauf Hope
By the Lady Cicell a Remenant of crymsen vellat striped with silur cont viii yerds delyurid to he said Rauf Hope
By the Lady Wodhowse lxxiiii flowers made for pullings owte for a peire of Slevis wrought with venice golde and silke
By the Lady Carowe Sr Gowyns wief a ptelet a Coyf and a peire of Ruffes wrought with venice golde and blake silke
delyurid to the said Dorothye
By the Lady Jobson in a purse of red silke and golde in di Souraignes x li
delyurid to the said John Tameworth
By the Ladye Staffourde a litle tablett of golde ennammled there in set fyve diamonds and foue Rubyes with a pearle pendaunte
with the Quene her Maiestie
By the Lady Mason in a purse of blake silke and siluer knytt in di souragnes c s
By the Lady Butler in a paper in di Souraignes vi li
By the Lady Henningham in a purse of red silke and golde knytt in di sou ccs
delyurid to the said John Tamworth
By the lady Ratlif one standishe of silur and guilt poz xii oz
delyurid in chardge to John Asteley esquier Mr and Threasourer of her Juells
By the Lady Sackevile in a purse of cloth of golde in Angells c s
By the Lady Pallett in a purse of blewe silke and siluer knytt in di sou cs
delyurid to the said John Tameworth
By the Lady Gresham two peire of Swete gloves playne
By the Lady Ffitzwilliams widowe two Cusshion clothes tone wrought with grene and yellowe silke and thother with crymse silke
delyurid to he said Dorothey
By the Lady Parrye in a duckett cont xx ducketts? poz vii oz quart valued vi li xiiis iiiid
Delyurid to the said John Tameworth
By the Lady Cheeke a peire of Slevis a ptelet and a Cawle of cameryke c rossed allour with blake silke and venice golde
delyurid to he said Dorothye.
By the Lady Thropmorton a turquey purse of golde siluer and silke with nedle case having two nedles of golde and foure nedles of siluer therein
wth her maiestie
By the Lady Cheyney a hatt wrought allour with venice gold siluer and seed pearles And Scarff of purple Sipers wrought with venice golde silouer and silke and garnisshed with seede pearle
delyurid to Rauf Hope
By the Lady Cobham oone Remnant of newe making crymsen vellat rewid with golde cont vii yerdes
Delyurid to the saide Rauf Hope

Lordes
By Sir Edwarde Rogers Comptroler in a purse of red silke and golde knytt in di Souraignes vii li
By Sr William Cicell Secretary in a purse of crymsen taphata in di sou xx li
by Sr Fraunces Knowles Vicechamberlayne in a purse of red silke x li
By Sr Ambrose Cave Chauncellor of the Duche in a purse of blake silke siluer knytt two portagnes and two doble souraignes of xxxli the pece x li
By Sr Richard Sackevill under Threasouror in a purse of tawny silke and golde knytt in Angells x li
By Sir John Mason Threasouror of the Chamber in a purse of blake silke and siluer knytt xxx frenche Crownes ix li
delyurid to the said John Tameworth
And two books thone is Vita Plutarchi thother is Resp Gallie Platonis venitie et TH: Mori?
delyurid to he said Blaunche
By Sr William peter in a chery bage of taphata in di souraignes x li
by Sr Walter Mildemaye Chauncellor of the Exchequer in a purse of russett silke and siluer in di Souraignes c s
By Sr Christoher Hayden in a purse of red silke and siluer in Angells xli
By Sr Edwarde Warner in a crymsen vellat purse a portange a doble duckett thre olde angells and two dimy Souraignes vi l xiii s iiii d
By Sr William Cordall mr of the Rowles in a chery bag of purple taphata in Angells x li
By Sr John Thynne in a red Satten purse in di Souraignes c s
by Sr William Damsell in a purse of red silke and siluer knytt in di sou x li
delyurid to the said John Tamworthe
By Sr Thomas Benger a flower being a Roose wherin is sett a Ballas or a garnett
delyurid to the said Blaunch
By Sr Gowen Carowe a fayer Smock wrought wt venice golde and blake silke
delyurid to the said Dorothye
By Sr Peter Carowe in a purse of blake silke and siluer in di sou x li
By Sr Thomas Gresham in a purse of blake silke and siluer in di sou x li
delyurid to the said John Tameworth
By Sr Gilbart Dethike a booke of all tharmes of the knyghtes made since the beginnyng off her highnes Reigne
with her maiestie by John Baptest
By Sr Nicholas Throgmorton a peticoate of crymsen wrought vellat enbr with a fayer border of venice siluer frengid with like siluer
delyurid to the said rauf Hope
By Sr Ffraunces Jobson in a purse of blake silke and siluer x li
by Sr Henry Jarnyngham in a purse of Satten enbrauderid in dimy Souraignes x li
By Sr henry Cromeell in a fayer purse of crymsen silke venice golde and siluer knytt in olde Royalles xv li
delyurid to the said John Tameworth.

Chaplaynes
By Archdeacon Carowe Deane of the Chappell in an olde purse of red silke and golde knytt in di souraignes x li
By Doctor Wottone Deane of Caunterbury in a red Satten purse x li
delyurid to the said John tameworth

Gentlewomen
By Mrs Asteley cheif Gentelwoman of the Prevey Chamber alowe square Stowle of walnuttre the seate courid with yellowe silke nedleworke and knotts of venice siluer and grene silke frengid with siluer and silke
Delyurid in chardge to James Harmon kep of the standinge Guarderobe at Westm
By Mrs Blaunch Apparry a tablet of gold sett with fyve diamondes two Rubyes and a pearle pendaunte poz di oz
Gevon to Elizabeth Knolls
By Mrs Skipwith a peire of pillowebeers allour wrought wth blake silke
delyurid to the said Dorothy
by Mrs Howarde a Chest of Ebony garnisshed wth Copper and guilt
delyurid to George Bredyman kepe of the Palloice at Westm.
By Mrs Hennage a Carpett of Englishemaking the colors moast grene cont iiii yerds scant
[no delivery]
By Mrs Arundell an open partelet of venice siluer and golde purle
By Mrs Knolles a peire of Slevis and a ptelet of white lawne netted
By Mrs Doretie Brodbelt thre pteletts two of them wrought with venice golde and the thirde with venice siluer upon lawne
delyurid to the said Dorothye
By Mrs Marberye a Rayle a Coyphe and a peire of Rufes edgid with blake silke and golde
with the Quene by herself
By Mrs Newton a cusshioncloth wrought with blake silke
delyurid to the said Dorothye
by Mrs Barbye als Penne vi handekercheves edgid with venice golde
delyurid to the said Dorothye
By Mrs Levina Terling a howse paynted and theraboute certayne parsonages in a case of walnuttree
with the quene
By Mrs Amye Shelton sixe handekercheves wrought with an indentid frenge of venice golde
delyurid to the said Dorothye.
By Mrs Elizabeth Shelton two Regesters with lases of blake silke in a boxe of grene vellat
with the Quene by Thomas Asteley
By Mrs Huggans a fayer Sheete allour wrought with hopes and heythornes of red silke frengid and tassellid with venice golde
By Mrs Dane lx flowers in for pullings owte of cameryke wrought with venice golde and silur with a ptelett and a Coller wrought wth like golde & siluer
By Mrs Lucretia an Italion a fayre handekercheve wrought with red silke and golde
By Mrs Smythson Launderis one night Rayle wrought wth blake silke
By Mrs Baptest a ptelett and a Cawle wrought wth venice golde & siluer
By mrs Swigo one hownde of silur being a Cup to drinke in weyeng xii oz
delyurid to the said John Asteley
By Mrs Wingfilde one Coyphe wrought with venice gold siluer and silke

Gentlemen
By Mr John Asteley Master and Threasoror of the Quene her maiesties Juelles and plate one tankerd of siluer guilt fayre wrought and sett with thre camewis headds poz xxxiiii oz
with her maiestie
By Mr thomas Hennage a peire of braselletts of golde enamiled with Tortyses and Crabbes
with her said Maiestie
By Mr Haryngton two Candlesticks of christall garnisshid with siluer and guilt poz lxv oz
delyurid to he said John Astely.
By Mr Bashe in a purse of blake silke and silur in olde golde x li
By Mr Stanlye in a Satten purse in di souraignes vi li
delyurid to the said John Tameworth
By Mr Docter Hewike a pott of grene ging and another of flowres of Oringes
By Mr Docter Master a pott of grene ging and a pott of flowis of Citron
with her maiestie by the said Thomas Asteley.
By Benedike Spinola oone greate Cusshion and two lessr of purple
[break]
…Satten enbrauderid with venice gold siluer and silke cont sweete baggs in them garnisshed with pearle and garnetts in a boxe covrid with carnation vellat with a Cusshioncloth of nettecloth wrought with borders of silke
delyurid to the said Dorothy
By Robotham two peire of blake silke hose knytt
with her maiestie by Ric Todde
By William Huggans twelve sweete baggs of taphata enbrauderid with flowers of venice golde and siluer
delyurid to the said Dorothy
By Smyth Chstom two boltes of Cameryke
delyurid to the said Blaunche
By John Hemyngwaye Poticarye a pott of Quinces a boxe of colliandr comfetts musked: and a boxe of Cordialles manus Christi
By John Soda foure boxes of lozenges and Sugar Plate
with her maiestie by the said Thomas Asteley
By George Webster Master Cooke a Marchepane
By John Bettes Srgaunte of the Pastry a pye of Quinces
by Allen Merchaunte two boltes of Cameryke
by Marke Anthony violan a looking glasse of Christall of the mountayne sett in Ebonye
By Petrucio baldini an Italion a booke of the seven psalmes in latten covrid with blewe Satten
delyurid to the said Blaunche
By Armygell Wade a half picture of mettall of Sigismend King of Polo sett in wod
By Lewis Stockwell Surveior of the Works one table paynted of the Tombe for King Henry Theight
delyurid to the said George Brydeman
By John Baptest one venice Lute
delyurid to Thomas Lychefilde
By Robrt Cooke als Chester one petygree o the Quenis Maiestie from William Conqueror
by Henry Kyllegrewe a Trencher boxe wt thre dossen of Ringes of golde of sundry devices
wth her said maiestie by the said John Tameworth
By Clement Adams Scolemaster to the henchemen one modyle of a peire of steyers
delyurid to the said George Brideman


Queen Elizabeth I - New Year's Gifts 1564-1565



1558-60s Queen Elizabeth I 1533-1603 Unknown artist

An explanation of these lists appeared on the Museum of London blog.  Thought I would share it here to give a background on these amazing lists.

In Elizabethan London, New Year’s Day was the big time to give and receive gifts, particularly at court. The tradition appears to date back to at least the 13th century but under Queen Elizabeth I it reached new heights in terms of the extravagance and range of the gifts given.

Courtiers and members of the Queen’s household were expected to present her with gifts. As can be imagined competition to impress the Queen was fierce and there must have been immense pressure to come up with gifts that were valuable enough (many resorted to giving money, usually gold coins, in extravagant silk purses) or useful (she received many perfumed gloves and gold-trimmed hankies) or just intriguing.


In the latter category are many animal jewels, such as an emerald, diamond and ruby serpent with a pendant pearl, given in 1581 by the Countess of Oxford or a golden cat playing with mice and again decorated with diamonds and pearls given the same year by Lady Howard. One can imagine the emerald and diamond salamander or the pearl ship pin from the Cheapside Hoard being equally acceptable New Year’s gifts. The Queen loved puns and many of these jewels would have held hidden meanings and witty jokes for her amusement.


A number of rolls or lists detailing the gifts she received for New Year still survive and give a fascinating glimpse of life in the Elizabethan court. Many of the queen’s admirers liked to give her a gift which would remind her of themselves. Sir Christopher Hatton, whose portrait is on display in the Cheapside Hoard exhibition, on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, frequently used a knot motif and so in around 1585 he gave Elizabeth a headdress, decorated with expensive golden knots. In 1574 the fan that the Earl of Leicester gave her was decorated with bears, part of his device. Others gave gifts that they hoped would get them noticed and some of these were rather fabulous. For example, on New Year’s Day 1581 Sir Walter Raleigh presented Elizabeth with a crown set with Peruvian emeralds which he had captured in a raid on the Spanish fleet the previous year. However, the rolls show that she also received plainer gifts such as a quince pie from John Betts, who was a pastry servant, or a box of lute strings or eighteen larks in a cage.


In return the Queen would give gifts too, and whilst these were sometimes generous in the extreme, more often than not they were of a lower value than those she received. Often she would give an image of herself, such as the cameo portrait of the Queen which Hatton is shown holding in his portrait. A similar, though smaller cameo can be seen on display as part of the Cheapside Hoard. But if you wanted to impress the Queen it seems to have been much more a case of five gold rings rather than a partridge in a pear tree!


New Year's Gifts for Queen Elizabeth: 1564-1565

Anno vito Regine Elizabth
[New year's gifts to the quene]
By the said mary Graye a Spone and Fforke of siluer guilte poz 1 oz
Delyurid in chardge to John Asteley esquier Mr & Thmas of her majesties Juells & plate
By the Lady Margerett Straunge a Hatte of vellat enbrauderid with golde and siluer wth a ffether and a Skarfe of sipers with a frenge of venice golde and siluer
Delyvrid to the Lady Cobham
By the Duke of Norfolke in a purse of crymsen silke and golde iii gold 
By the Marques of Northampton in a purse of blake silke and siluer in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Marques of Wyntchester high Threasower of Englande in a purse of crymsen Satten in Duny Soueraignes 
By the Earle of Arundell Lorde Stewearde in a paper in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Earle of Northumberlande in a purse of russet silke and siluer in di soueraignes 
By the Earle of Westemerlande in a purse of purple silke and golde in Angelles 
By the Earle of Shrewisburye in a purse of crymsen vellat in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Earle of Darbye in a purse of russett silke in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Earle of Huntingdon in a purse of purple silke and siluer in golde 
By the Earle of Bedfowrde in a purse of crymsen silke & siluer in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Earle of Pembroke in a purse of blake silke and golde in Dimy Soueraignes 
Deliurid to the Quenis Maiestie by thands of John Tounworth esquier one of the gromes of her highnes pryvy chamber the xxith of July Ao vi pned?
By the Earle of Warwicke a peire of Sleues a partelett and a Cawle enbossed with venice golde and silver.
Delyurid to the said Lady Cobham
By the Vicounte Mountague in a purse of blewe silke in Duny Soueraignes 
Delyurid to her said Maiestie by thands of the said John Tomeworth etc.

Busshoppes
By the Archebusshoppe of Canterburye in a purse of crymsen taphata in dimy Soueraignes
By the Archebusshoppe of Yorke in a purse of crymsen Satten in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Busshop of Duresine in a purse of Tyncell in Angelles
By the Busshop of Elye in a litell taphata purse in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Busshop of Wyntchester in a purse of Baudekin in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Busshop of London in a white Satten purse in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Busshop of Worseter in a chery bag of crymsen taphata in di Soueraignes 
By the Busshop of Lincolne in a purse of blake silke in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Busshop of Norwiche in a purse of blake Tyncell in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Busshop of Rochester in a purse of blake silke in golde
Delyvred to her said Maiestie by thands of the said John Tomeworth etc
And a Booke of thepposition of the newe Testement in latten
Delyurid to Blanche Apparey:
By the Busshop of Lichefilde and Couentrye in a paper in Dimy SOUERAIGNES 
By the Busshop of Chichester in a purse of Baudeken in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Busshop of Herforde in a purse of crymsen silke in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Busshop of St Davies James? in a purse of crymsen silke & silur in di soueraignes 
By the Busshop of Bathe in a paper in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Busshop of Exetor in a purse of red silke and golde in Dimy Soueraignes
By the Busshop of Peterborowe in a purse of crymsen Satten in Dimy souraignes 
By the Busshop of Chester in a purse of grene silke in Angelles 
By the Busshop of Glocester in a purse of tawny vellat in golde 
By the Busshop of Salisbury in a purse of crymsen Satten in Dimy Soueraignes 
Delyurid to her said maiestie by thands of the said John Tomeworth etc.

Duchesses Marques & Countesses
By the Duches of Norfolke in a purse of crymsen silke and golde in gold 
By the Duches of Suffolke in a purse of blewe silke in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Duches of Somersett in a purse of silke and siluer in gold 
Delyurid to her said Maiestie by thands of the said John Tomeworth etc.
By the Lady Marques of Northampton a Petycoate of crymsen clothe of golde lyned with doble crymsen taphata garded with a brode garde of crymsen vellat layed on wth thre passamayne laces of golde & frengid wth crymsen silke and golde
Delyurid in chardge to Rauf Hoope yeoman of the Roobes
By the Countes of Surrey in a purse of carnacion silke in Angelles c s
By the Countes of Oxfourde in a purse of blewe silke in Angelles c s
By the Countes of Northumberlande in a purse of blake silke & golde in di sou 
By the Countes of Shrewisburye dowag in a purse of blak silke & silur in di sou
by the Countes of Shrewisburye in a purse of crymsen vellat in di Souraignes 
by the Coutnes of Darbye in a purse of russett silke in Dimy Soueraignes 
by the Countes of Rutlande in a purse of crymsen silke & golde in golde & siluer 
By the Countes of Huntingdon Dowager in a paper in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Countes of Huntingdon in a purse of blewe silke in Angelles 
By the Countes of Pembroke in a purse of red silke and golde in Dimy Souraignes 
Delyvrid to the Quene her maiestie by thands of the said Jo Tomeworth in supra

Vicountesses
By the Vicountes Herforde a Smocke with a square coller and a Rayle wroughte with blake silke and golde
delyurid to Dorothy Brodbelt
By the Vicountes Mountague in a purse of blewe silke in Dimy soueraignes 
Delyvrid to her said Maiestie by thands of the said John Tomeworth

Lordes
By the Lorde keper of the greate Seale Bacon in a purse of blewe silke a siluer in Dimy Soueraignes and one Cresado? 
By the Lorde William Howarde Lorde Chamberlayne in a purse of blewe silke and siluer in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Lorde Aburgaveny in a purse of crymsen silke and siluer in Di soueraignes c s
By the Lorde Clinton Lord Admirall in a purse of blak silke and siluer 
By the Lorde Strainge in a purse of crymsen silke c s
By the Lorde Barkeley in a paper in Dimy soueraignes 
by the Lorde Strowpe in a paper in Angelles 
by the Lorde Lumley in a purse of crymsen silke in golde 
By the Lorde Mounteioye in a purse of blewe silke in golde 
By the Lorde Wyndesor in a purse of crymsen silke & siluer in Dimy Soueraignes 
by the Lorde Riche in a purse of crymsen vellat in Dimy Soueraignes 
by the Lorde Pagett in a very fayer purse in Dimy Soueraignes 
by the Lorde Darcey of Chichey in a purse of Baudeken 
by the Lorde Northe in a paper in Dimy Soueraignes 
by the Lorde Hastings of Longhborowe? in a pap in golde and siluer 
By the Lorde of Hunsdon in a purse of crymsen silke and golde in Dimy soueraignes 
Delyvrid to her Maiestie by thands of the said John Tomeworth
by the Lorde John Graye a Spiceboxe wth a Spone a pep Boxe & a Salte of siluer guilt poz? 
Delyr in chardge to the said John Asteley

Ladyes
By the Lady Aburgauenny in a purse of crymsen silke in Dimy Soueraignes c s
delyurid to her said maiestie by thands of the said Jo Tomeworth
By the Lady Clinton a peire of Sleues and a partelett of stolework drawne owte with blake Sipers
Delyurid to the said Lady Cobham
By the Lady Barckeley in a paper in Dimy Soueraignes c s
By the Lady Dakers of the Southe in a purse of blak silke in Angelles
Delyurid to her said Maiestie by the hands o the said John Tomeworth
By the Lady Cobham a Remnaunte of crymsen Taphata rewid with golde
with her self
By the Ladye Mounteioye in a purse of blewe silke in golde 
By the Lady Howarde in a purse of russett silke & siluer in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the Lady Hunsdon in a purse of crymsen silke and golde in Dimy Soueraignes 
delyurid to her said maiestie in supra
By the Lady Knowlles a partelett a peire of sleues and a Cawle of golde and siluer with golde and siluer srceonett to lyne them
Dd to the Ladye Cobham
By the Ladye Cecille in a purse of crymsen silke in Dimy Soueraignes 
By the lady Tayleboyes Peter Carowes wief in a purse of blak silke golde 
By the Lady Williams of Thame in a purse of blak silke and silur in dimy soueraignes 
delyurid to her said maiestie by thands of the said John Tomeworth
By the Lady Carewe St Gawens wief a partelett and a Cawle wrought with blake silke and edgid with siluer
delyurid to the Lady Cobham
By the Lady Wodhouse in a purse of russett silke and golde in Dimy souraignes 
By the Lady Hobson in a purse of crymsen silke and golde in Angelles 
delyrid to her said Maiestie by thands of the said John Tomeworth etc.
by the Lady Stafforde a very fayer partelett and a peire of Sleues of Lawne lowped ouer with golde
delyurid to the Lady Cobham
By the Lady Mason in a purse of blewe silkie and siluer in Dimy Soueraignes vi li
By the Lady Butler in frenche Crownes delyurid to her said maiestie by thands of the said Jo Tomeworth
By the lady Heningham sixe handekercheres wought wth blak silke edgid with a purle of golde
By the Lady Ratclyf a Cusshen cloth allour wrought wth blak silke and a swete bagge
delyurid to the said Dorothye Brodbelt
By the Lady Sackevile in a purse of grene silke in Angelles c s
By the Lady Pallat in a paper in Angelles cs
delyurid to her said maiestie by thands of the said John Tomeworth etc
By the lady Gresham a Horse
in the stable
By the Ladye Grey a peire of Sleues and a partelett allour enbrauderid with golde and siluer the grounde like Tyncell
delyurid to the lady Cobham

Knightes
By Sir Edwarde Rogers Comptroller in a purse of crymsen silke in di souraignes vii li
By Sr Ffrauncis Knowles vicechamberlayne in a purse of crymsen silke and golde in di sou 
By Sr William Cicell Secretarye in a purse of blewe silke & siluer in dimy souraignes 
By Sr Ambrose Caue Chancellor of the Duche in a purse of crymsen silke & golde 
By Sr Richarde Sackevile under Threasourer in a purse of blak silke & golde in Angells 
By Sr John Mason Threasourer of the Chamber in a purse of crymsen silke & golde 
delyurid to her said Maiestie by the hands of the said Jo Tomeworth
And a Booke in Greeke
delyurid to the said blaunch Apparry
By Sr William Peter Chauncellor of the Garter in a chery bag of taphata in Angelles 
by Sr Walter Myldemaye Chauncellor of the Exchequer in a paper in Dimy souraignes c s
By Sr Edmnde Peckeham high Threasourer of the Myntes in a purse of red taphata 
By Sr Christopher Haydon in a purse of blak silke and golde in Angelles 
By Sr Edwarde Warner in a purse of crymsen Satten in golde
by Sr William Codall mr of the Rowles in a blake chery bagge in Angelles 
By Sr Richarde Southewell in a paper in Dimy Soueraignes 
By Sr John Thynne in a very litell chery bag in Dimy Soueraignes c s
By Sr William Damsell in a purse of blak taphata in Dimy Soueraignes 
delyurid to her said Maiestie by thands of the said John Tomeworth
By Sr Thomas Benger oone smale Ringe of golde with a table Diamounte in it
with her maiestie
By Sr Gowen Carowe a Smocke wrought wth blak silke the coller wrought wth golde & siluer
dd to the said Dorothye (smudged)
By Sr Peter Carowe in a purse of blake silke and siluer in Dimy Soueraignes 
by Sr Roger Northe in a paper in golde and siluer 
By Sr Thomas Gresham in a purse of blak silke and silur in Dimy Soueraignes 
delyurid to her said maiestie by thands of the said Jo Tomeworth etc
By Sr Gilbert Dethicke oone Booke of tharmes of the Garter couerid with blak vellat and edgid with passamyne of siluer
delyurid to the said Blaunche Apparrye.

Chaplaynes
By Archedeacon Carowe Deane of the Chapell in a paper in Dimy souraignes 
By Doctor Wotton Deane of Caunterburye in a purse of crymsen silke & siluer in di sou 
delyurid to her said Maiestie by the hands o the said John Tomeworth

Gentlewomen
By Mrs Asteley cheif gentilwoman of the preuy Chamber A Smocke wrought with blacke silke onely with a square coller
delyurid to the said Dorothy (smudge)
By Mrs Blaunche Parye a peire of perfumed Gloues sett wth buttones of golde & pearles And sixe handekercheues edgid wth siluer and silke of sundry colors
delyurid to the Quene by (smudge)
By Mrs Skipwith a Smocke the sleuis allouer wrought with blake silke
delyurid to the said Dorothy.
by Mrs Hennage a very fayer peire of Sleuis, a Partelett and a Cawle of Camericke allour wrought with golde and siluer
Delyurid to the Lady Cobham
By Mrs Dorothey Brodebelte a Rayle of lawne wrought with golde
By Mrs Katheryn Howarde a peire of Pillowebeeres wrought with blake silke
By Mrs Marberye a Smocke wrought with red silke & edgid wth a passamayne of siluer
delyurid to the said Dorothy.
By Mrs Sackefourde a peire of Sleuis of lynen cloth enbrauderid with golde & siluer
By Mrs Barlye als Penne sixe handekercheues edgid wth passamayne of golde and buttons of golde
delyurid to he said Dorothy
by Mrs Leuina Terling a certayne Journey of the Quenis Maiestie and the Trayne fynely wrought upon a Carde
(no delivery)
By Mrs Amy Shelton sixe handekercheues edgid with golde and siluer
By Mrs Elizabeth Shelton oone Cusshen cloth wrought wth red silke and a passamayne of golde and buttoned and tasselled with red silke and golde
By Mrs Huggans oone Pillowebeere wrought wth hoopes & flowers of red silke And oone greate swete Bagge of taphata enbrauderid wth a hoope of golde And sixe smale swete Bagges of chaungeable taphata
dd to the said Dorothy
By Mrs Smytheson, Laundres oone Pillowebeere wrought with red silke
dd to the said Dorothy

Gentlemen
By Mr John Asteley maister and Threasourer of the Quene her Maiesties Juelles and plate a very fayer Cup of siluer guilt made like a Gourde poz xviii oz quater
delyurid by himself in chardge
By Mr Thomas Hennage a Ringe of golde made like a Yooke? sett full of sparkes of Diamonds with this woorde in it Jugum necessitatis
with the Quene by the said Marbery
By Mr Bashe in a purse of blake silke and golde in Dimy Souraignes 
By Mr Stanlye in a purse of crymsen silke and siluer in dimy Souraignes 
delyurid to her said maiestie by the hands of the said John Tomeworth
By Doctor Maister two Pottes of Conceruice
By Doctor Herwicke two Pottes of Conceruice
delyurid to Henry Sakforde
By Benedicke Spinula a hoole pece of purple vellat wth Satten grounde
delyurid to the Lady Cobham
By Robotham two peire of blake silke knytt Hoose
dd to the said Marberye
By Smyth … scomer…alte of fine Camerike in a case of Damaske (smudges)
delyurid to the said Blaunche
By John Hemawaye Poticarye a P[otte of] Conceruice and a square box of Manus Christi
delyurid to the said Sakford
By Clement Dames a peire of Sleues of fyne hollande drawne fynely with a worke unwroght
delyurid to the said Dorothy
By Crawfourde Clerke of the Spicerye thre boxes of Comfittes, with Lemons, Oringes, and other frute.
dd to the said Sakf
By George Webster Mr Cooke a Marche pane
By John Bettes Srvaunte of the Pastrye a Quince pye
By Gardener Graunte of the Seller a Bottell of Ipocras
(no delivery)
By Petrus Ubaldimus Florentinus? a Booke conteigninge the seremonyes of the Coronacion of Themperors
dd to the said blaunche.
By William Huggens oone Cusshion cloth wrought with Hoopes and Raspes frengid with golde and red silk
dd to the said Dorothy.
Summa totl of the money Geuon to her Maiestie at supra
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Queen Elizabeth I - 1562-1603 Attempts to explore & settle America during Her Reign



A Timeline of Events Exploring the Atlantic coast of North America during Queen Elizabeth's Reign 1559-1603


1558
Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603) succeeds Queen Mary.


1560 Queen Elizabeth I 1533-1603 The Clopton Portrait


1562


Jean Ribault (1520-1565), French exporler financed by Queen Elizabeth, establishes Huguenot colony (Charles Fort) at Port Royal in South Carolina.


Jean Ribault (1520-1565)

John Hawkins, (1532-1595), English Explorer, makes his 1st voyage to the West Indies.


John Hawkins, (1532-1595)

1563


Charles Fort in South Carolina is abandoned.


"The French Left in Charlesfort Suffer from Lack of Provisions" Volume II of Theodor De Bry's Grand Voyages.1590

1564


Second colony of Huguenots under René de Laudonnière (c 1529-1574) is established on St. John's River in Florida.


René de Laudonnière (c 1529-1574)

John Hawkins makes his 2nd voyage to the West Indies and Guinea.

1565


St. Augustine is established.


Baptista Boazio, Saint Augustine Map (1589)

1567


John Hawkins departs on 3rd voyage.

1568


Hawkins fights Spanish at Battle of Vera Cruz, later sets ashore at Tampico, Mexico, where 3 of his men begin a 12 month march to the north, reaching Cape Breton.


Illustration of the carrack Jesus of Lübeck The Battle of San Juan de Ulúa

1576


Martin Frobisher's 1st voyage.

1577


Martin Frobisher's 2nd voyage.


Martin Frobisher (c 1535-39 - 1594)

1578


Martin Frobisher's 3rd voyage.


England & Netherlands sign treaty to fight Spain.


Humphrey Gilbert (1539-1583) sails for America with 350 men but they are forced to return.


Humphrey Gilbert (1539-1583)


1580


Francis Drake (1540-1596) returns to England from voyage around the world.


Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1561–1636) Francis Drake (1540-1596)


1583


Humphrey Gilbert's voyage to Newfoundland; his ship is lost on the return voyage.

1584


Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe (c 1550–c 1620) reach Roanoke Island in July, returned to England in September.


Theodor de Bry after John White


1585


Sir Walter Raleigh's (1522-1618) fleet of 7 vessels under Richard Grenville (1542-1591) + Ralph Lane (c 1532-1603) , with 108 men, reach Roanoke Island in June.


Sir Walter Raleigh 1522-1618


1586

In June, Sir Francis Drake arrives from Florida & removes the Lane colony to England.


Sir Richard Grenville & 3 ships arrive at Roanoke in August.


1587


John White (c 1540-1593) with 150 men, women, & children sent by Sir Walter Raleigh to plant the Cittie of Raleigh on the Chesapeake Bay, land at Hatorask on July 22.


1585 John White (English artist, c 1540-1593) A Fire Ceremony

1590

John White returns to Roanoke Island.

1592

Captain Christopher Newport (1561-1617).  sails for the West Indies.

1596

Captain Amias Preston & Sir George Somers (1554–1610) sail to the West Indies.


Sir George Somers (1554–1610)

1602


Sir Walter Raleigh sent Samuel Mace of Weymouth on a voyage to Virginia (North Carolina) to gather plant materials & to search for survivors of the Lost Colony.


Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold (1572 - 1607), Capt. Bartholomew Gilbert, Capt. Gabriel Archer (c1575-c1610), & others sent on voyage to New England coast.




English traders regularly visit Nova Scotia.

1603

Capt. Martin Pring (1580 – 1626) sent to New England coast by Bristol merchants.

Capt. Bartholomew Gilbert sent on voyage to Chesapeake Bay; Gilbert + 4 others went ashore (likely the Eastern Shore) & are killed by Indians.


Allegorical Painting of 1610 Queen Elizabeth I (1538-1603) in Old Age, c.1610 at Corsham Court, Wiltshire

The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I dies, & James VI of Scotland becomes James I.