Anecdotes of Painting in England: With Some Account of the Principal Artists - Vol. 3

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tyme being, and all other the officers and ministers of the saide courte, and of the receipte there for the tyme beinge, that they, and every of them, to whom itt doth or shall appertaine, doe not only upon sighte of theise our letters pattents or the inrollment of them, from tyme to tyme pay and deliver, or cause to be payed and delivered unto the said Daniel Mittens and his assignes the saide yearlie fee and allowance of twenty pounds as the same shall growe due, but doe alsoe give allowance thereof accordinge to the true intente and meaning of theise presentes : And theise our letters pattents, or the inrollment thereof, shall be yearlie and from tyme to tyme, as well to the Treasurer and Chamberlaines of our said exchequer as to all other the officers and ministers of us our heires and successors, to whome it shall apperteine, a sufficient warrant and dischardge in this behalfe;

Although express mention, &c.
In Witness, &c.
Witnes our self at Westminster, the fowerth day of June.

Per Breve de Privato Sigillo.

Pro Daniele Myttens.

Rex, quarto die Junii, concessit Danieli Myttens the office of one of the picture drawers of the King's chamber during his lyff. P. S.


GRANT TO SIR F. CRANE 1

De concessione speciali Francisco Crane Militi. 2
A. 1625. 1 Car. 1ml.

CHARLES, by the Grace of God, &c. To the Treasorer, Chancellor, Undertreasorer, Chamberlaines and Barons of the Exchequer, of us, our heires and successors nowe being. To the Receavos Generall of us, our heires and successors of our Duchie of Cornwall for the time being, and to all other the officers and ministers of us, our heires and successors, to whome itt shall appertaine, and to everye of them, Greeting.

Whereas upon our bargaine heretofore made by ourself, with our trustie and well-beloved servant Sir Francis Crane Knight, for three suits of gould tapistries by him delivered to our use, we stand indebted to the said Sir Francis Crane in the somme of six thousand pounds of lawfull money of England, for satisfaction of which somme we are well pleased to give unto him an annuitie or yeerlie pension or allowance of one thousand pounds for ten years, or reasonable recompence or allowance for the forbearance of the saide debte of sixe thousand poundes, if wee shall fynde cause at anie time to pay in the same ; and whereas we are graciouslie pleased to contribute one thousand poundes a yeare towards the furtherance, upholding and maintenance of the worke of tapestries lately brought into this our kingdome by the said Sir Francis Crane, and now by him or his workmen practised and put in use at Mortlake in our count e of Surrey ;

Know yee that wee, as well in satisfaction of the saide debte or somme of six thousand pounds, so as aforesaid mentioned to be by us oweing unto the said Sir Francis Crane, as in performance of our royal intention, pleasure and purpose in the payment of the said contribution for the better maintenance of the said woorke of tapestries, of our especial grace, certeyne knowledge and meere motion, have given and graunted, and by theise presents, for us, our heirs and successors, doe give and graunte unto the said Sir Francis

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Page 235.
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Rymer, vol. xviii. p. 62.

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