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CHARLES I (1600-1649). King of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Document Signed, ('Charles R' at the head), 1 page large folio, 272 x 430 mm. (10½ x 17 inches) with papered seal, Given at Westminster, 17 May 10 Charles I [1634]. An unusually interesting document in that it names three of King Charles I's musicians, being a warrant for the payment of wages to Thomas Flooyd, newly appointed trumpeter in place of the late John Smith.
'... Charles by the grace of God king of England Scotland Fraunce and Ireland defender of the Faith etc. To our trustie and welbeloved servant S[i]r Will[ia]m Duedale Kn[igh]t Tr[easur]er of our Chamber and to the Tr[easur]er of our chamber for the time being greetinge. Whereas wee have appointed Thomas Flooyd to bee one of our Trumpetors in ordinary in the place of John Smith and have allowed him for his attendance in our service the wages of eight pence p[er] diem. These are therefore to will and command you our of our treasure remaynig in yo[u]r custody from time to time to paie or cause to bee paid to the said Thomas Flooyd or his assignes the said wages of eight pence p[er] diem from the time of the death of John Pendry late one of our Trumpetors during the naturall life of the said Thomas Flooyd att the foure usuall feastes or termes of the yeare. That is to saie, att the feast of the nativitie of St John Baptist St Michael Tharchangell the birth of our Lord God and Thannunciat[i]on of the blessed virgin Mary by even and equall port[i]ons. Together w[i]th all other fees, duties and allowances whatsoever to the same place belonging in as large and ample manner as the said John Smith had, or anie other of our Trumpetors in ordinary hath or enioyeth or ought to have and enioy ... in respect of the like place or roome. And these our l[ett]res shalbe yo[ur] sufficient warrant and discharge in this behalfe. Given under our Signett att our Pallace of Westminster the seaventeenth daie of May in the Tenth yere of our Raigne.
'This contayneth yo[ur] Ma[jes]ties warrant to S[i]r Will[ia]m Duedale Kn[igh]t, Tr[easur]er of yo[ur] Ma[jes]t[ie ]s Chamber to paie unto Thomas Flooyd one of yo[ur] Ma[jest]ies Trumpettors in the place of John Smith quarterly during his life the wages of viijd p[er] diem from the time of the death of John Pendry late one of yo[ur] Ma[jes]ties said Trumpetors deceased. / Yo[ur] Ma[jes]ties pleasure signified by the Lord Chamberlayne
[signed] R Kyrkham.
A little rubbed and slightly faded at the ends of lines, without loss of text, three original corrections where words or passages have been scratched out and replaced.
[No: 22849]

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