To the right honorab[le] my very good Lord the Lord Pagett./
Contesse of shrewesburye 1582
My very good Lord, yt is not vnknowen vnto you howe vpon the marriage passed betwixt my sonne Charles and Sir thomas Kytsons doughter certein landes are to be assured vpon bothe parties which we all desyre maye be perfected this next terme, to which ende Sir Thomas & my Lady & Master thomas Kitson haue knowledged a fyne or Recoverie, and because my counsell so advised for thavoidinge all doubtes, I procured comission to take like knoweledge of master Iarves Kytson, to whom also Sir thomas wryt in that behalfe; but he havinge annuytie owt of parcell of the landes conteyned in the fyne refused therfore to knowledge the same vntill he might speake with you and Sir thomas Kytson because he wold not do any thinge vnadvisedly and promised to be at London vpon Satterdaye next to do that in reason ys convenyent,. but because I am doubtefull he shall not fynd Sir thomas there, to whom yf he shuld travaill into the countrey he can not after, knowledge the Recoverie in due tyme to be recorded this next terme (as we desyre yt maye) and for that I heare he relieth moche vpon your lordship I am to desyre your good perswasion to hym to passe the same at his comynge to London without further delaye, And for any Impeachement of his annuytie by force of that recoverie, I assure you I will see hym acquited theref, and that he shall haue as good securitie for the same as he had before./ I litle doubte of any assurans or title he hath in the landes because Sir thomas ascerteyneth me he hathe non: yet for satisfyenge my fantesie, & advoydinge all scruples considered of, by my frendes & councell, I am very desyrous he shuld knowledge yt presently vpon his repayre to London, whervnto I truste by your Lordship’s good meanes he wilbe induced, So shall I still taste more of your frendly good will towardes me, wherof I thinck my selfe assured as you shalbe of myne in what I maye And so with my right hartie comendacions, wishe your lordship as well to do as my selfe./ Sheffeld this xth of Iune 1582./

your Lordship’s assuryed louynge frend


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