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Sir Philip Cary.
Master Giles Porter, his interpreter. Doctor Marbeck, Doctor Palmer, physicians. Master Paulet, Master Cary, Master Barret, Master Joho Lewsun, Lewis Tresham, Captain Thomas Button, William Button, John Fearn, Hierom Laments, Henry Butler, John Williscent, Bernard Sanders, Philip Roper, Francis Plomb, Roger Tailor, Captain William Morgan, Henry Minn, Christopher Frederick, Thomas Buck, Captain William Polewheel, Edmond Fittou, Walter Grey, John Atkinson, Dudley Carleton, Edward Smith, and many other gentlemen of good condition and quality, as well his Lordship's private officers and servants, as divers, whose names are not herein remembered.
The ships appointed to attend his Lordship and his company for transportation of themselves, the followers and necessaries, were these :
According to appointment, the said lords, knights, and gentlemen prepared themselves to give their attendance, whensoever his
Lordship should take his journey; and therefore, understanding
that he intended to take leave of the King on Thursday, the one and twentieth day of March, according to the computation of England, the greatest number of them, being very richly apparelled themselves, and extraordinarily appointed for their servants, gave their attendance at Nottingham House, the said one and twentieth day of March, his Lordship having appointed many barges and boats for conveighing himself, the said lords, and knights, and their company to the Court, the King's Highness then being at Greenwich ; the said Earl having ordained his own company to be in number, as follows: Six trumpeters clad in orange-colour damask, with clokes of cloth of the same colour, and banners of damask with his Honour's arms thereupon. Six footmen in orangetawny velvet alike suited. Six pages, clad likewise in velvet of the same colour, with their clokes suitable. Thirty gentlemen with clokes of black velvet. Fourscore yeomen well apparelled with livery clokes of orange-tawny cloth, garded with silver and blue silk lace. The said noble Earl being thus prepared went with his said company from Nottingham House, the said Thursday about noon, and, so shooting the bridge, arrived at Greenwich immediately after dinner; and there, presenting himself and his company unto his Majesty, was most acceptably and graciously entertained.
After some time spent in receiving his Highness's commandment, as well concerning himself in his own particular, as also touching the conducting and presenting of Sir Charles Cornwallis, Knight, who was appointed for to be his Majesty's Lieger Ambassador with the King of Spain: The said ambassadors, lords, knights, and gentlemen, humbly taking their leaves of his Highness, were for that night dismissed; every one taking himself to his
lodging, there remaining and expecting his Lordship's further pleasure to be known when they should prepare to set forward on his journey.
His Lordship, having now dispatched his private counsels and intendments with his Majesty and the Lords of the Council, gave warning to his said company and followers to be ready against Tuesday morning, being the six and twentieth day of the said month of March, Which time he gave to prepare themselves; for that day he intended to set forward. On which said day, being both mindful and forward for his intended journey, he was early up in the morning, and, taking the time of the tide, and such company as were ready, being to the number of eighty persons, in divers barges and boats, passed from Nottingham House to Gravesend, and there dined, staying tor much of the company, which followed. After dinner they rode from Gravesend to Chatham, where he lodged that night. The same night the Earl of Marr came from the Court, on purpose to congratulate with his Lordsbip, and do such like private offices of friendship. The next day being Wednesday, his Lordship would have gone to the ships, which were then fallen so low as Queensborough, there riding at anchor and staying our coming; but the weather fell out somewhat foul, and the wind contrary, so that he rested at Chatham that night. The next day being Thursday, the eight and twentieth of March, before seven of the clock in the morning, his Lordship having commanded to be ready divers barges and pinnaces, to carry himself and his followers a-board the ships, took bis barge, and about ten of the clock the same day, entered the ship called the Bear, lying in Queensborough Road as afore is said, together with the Duerepulse, and the Waste-spight, which three ships kept company together, and lay of purpose to transport his Lordship, the Ambassador-Lieger, and the other lords, knights, and gentlemen, that were of the company and train.
Now what by reason of staying for some of the lords and gentlemen, as yet not come a-board, for the better disposing and ordering all things concerning the voyage, as also for placing and appointing to every man his room accordingly: The weather likewise being not very fair to put to sea, we anchored before Queensborough till Sunday morning, being Easter-day, and the last day of March. At which time, the wind coming about to the west, and standing fair to put to sea, his Lordship commanded to weigh, and to set sail, which was done accordingly: Sailing as far as the tide would give them leave, which was to a certain road betwixt the sands, near to the Shore-beak, where they rested that night. The next day being very foul, and the wind contrary, they were fain to ride it out till Tuesday morning, being the second of April. At which time the weather fell somewhat fair, and his Lordship, being desirous to take all advantage that might forward the journey, com, manded to weigh again and put to sea; but, the wind being very slack, he was becalmed, and so driven to a flat near the Spits, where, for that the tide was much spent, and the food coming on, they cast anchor about one of the clock in the afternoon, there staying, in expectation of wind, till Wednesday morning; when, although there was little or no wind stirring, yet his Lordship set forward, tiding it as far as they could that night. The next day, being Thursday, early in the morning, the wind coming somewhat towards the north, his Lordship caused to
weigh anchor; and so, with expence of time and much pains, the ships recovered Dover road, where they anchored as well for the receiving in of many of the company, as also for taking in fresh water and victuals, So suon as the fleet was discovered, and coming near Dover Road, as well the forts and block houses as the castle of Dover, saluted them with many shot, his Lordship answering them again, both out of his own ship, and out of the rest also with the like.
That night, the lords and gentlemen, for whom they made stay at Dover, came a-board; and that night also his Lordship minded to have set forward, had not the hoy called the George, by spending of her mast, in her passage from Queensborough to Dover, caused a longer abode.
Now for that the said hoy was appointed to carry provision and necessaries for the fleet, and could not be so soon made ready again for service, as was desired; and for that the wind, standing at north-east, was a fair and fit wind for going forward, his Lordship advised with Sir Richard Lewson, the admiral of the fleet, that some course might be presently had to forward the journey ; Sir Richard therefore, with great care and extraordinary pains, labouring all that night, beiug seconded by Sir John Trevor, Surveyor of the navy, unladed the said hoy of all such necessary provisions as they were like to use in the voyage ; and having, that night and the next morning, dispersed her luggage, some in one ship, and some in another; and being returned to the ships, about ten of the clock, a warning-piece was given, and about two hours after they weighed, and sailed all that day, being Friday the fifth day of April, until the next day, being Saturday, and then, being hecalmed, were fain to cast anchor again. That night the wind coming fair, they weighed anchor, and so sailed all that night, till the next day; the wind again altering, they lay at anchor till towards the evening, and then set forward, sailing until ten of the clock the next day, and then cast anchor. About ten of the clock in the evening they weighed anchor again, and so sailed, with a fair wind, that night and the next day. On Wednesday, as we sailed, his Lordship commanded to hale a bárk, which was discovered to be a bark from Barnstable, in Devonshire, and came from Bayonne in France, who declared, for news, that there was a young prince born in Spain. Now it should seem his Lordship had received understanding, by letters from the Right Honourable Viscount Cramborn, his Highness's principal secretary of state, delivered to him whilst we lay at road before Dover, that his coming was expected, and provision made for him and his company, by the King of Spain, at St. Anderas. His Lordship having sent
, his provision of horses, coaches, litters, hangings, and other his rich furniture and necessaries, together with his harbingers, and other officers, to the Groyne, in several hoys appointed for that purpose, the King's ship, called the Advantage, being their convoy: his Highness presents likewise, under the charge of Thomas Knocll, one of his Ma. jesty's equeries, an appointed messenger, for the delivery thereof to the King of Spain, in their said company. And being uncertain, whether the King's designs were as well known to the said harbingers, and the sest, as to himself, he commanded Captain Morgan, and one Master Pett, a master shipwright, and a very good mariner, to go on board
the Resistance, being a ship of London, and one appointed for car-, riage of provision in this journey, to make what way they possibly could for the Groyne, to command the said ship's provisions and people to meet him in the mouth of the harbour, thence to bear in his company for St. Anderas : but the said ship was becalmed, as was the rest of the fleet likewise, and could make no way, but kept company with us till Sunday morning; after which time we had no more sight of her, till her coming to the Groyne, which was the next day after our arrival there.
On Monday morning early, the land was discovered by the Aect, and, about four of the clock in the afternoon, they arrived into the road of the Groyne, being a very safe and pleasant harbour.
We were no sooner descried from the land, but the governor of the town, Don Lewis de Carilla de Toledo, Seignior Peynte Corde de Carazena, and governor of Galicia, bad commanded to make ready for entertaining his Lordship; which was most royally performed, being, upon entrance into the harbour, first saluted from a fort, on the northside the town, with twenty great pieces of ordnance; then, from the fort lately built upon the rock, with six-and-twenty pieces of great ordnance; and, from the town and castle, with thirty great pieces of ordnance at least. His Lordship coming to anchor, with the rest of the ships, gave them their whole broadsides. Immediately upon his Lordship's arrival, the governor of the town sent the four principal officers, commanders of the town, together with his brother Don John de Pachecu, and Don Lewis de Carilla de Toledo, his only son, to give his Lordship the welcome; wherein they demeaned themselves so exceeding kindly, and with the most affable and respective speeches that might be, excusing their slender entertainment, by reason of their late understanding of his Lordship's coming to the Groyne, for that they had intelligence, his Lordship meant to have gone to St. Anderas. After a short time spent in compliment with these commanders, the governor himself, being accompanied with divers personages of worth, came a-board in a barge, which seemed to have been made of purpose for this use. The rowers and mariners thereof, being clad in blue silk cassocks and caps, and the barge covered with blue velvet, and newly painted, reported to his Lordship, that the King his master had especially written to him in these words : that he should have respect what person he was that was coming ambassador, from whom he was come, and to whom he was sent; and that he should do every thing for the honour of these three persons, without sparing any thing that might be fit for his Lordship's entertainment: and therefore, the governor intreated his Lordship to go on land, which he refused to do that night; but, being much importuned, he promised to go on shure the next day. During the governor's abode on the ship, there came many on board likewise, and they of all conditions ; doctors of law, churchmen, friars, and of all other sorts of people; who all seemed much to wonder and admire the greatness and neatness of that galleon, as they termed her, exceedingly commending and applauling the same. At the departure of the said governor from the ships, his Lordship gave many pieces of ordnance, which were again received and answered from the town and forts; the whole town, indeed, being but a hold
and fort, but very strong. That night they sent from the town, unto his Lordship, a present of fish and fruit, bread, and such like commodities as the cuuntry yielded, excusing that they were not able to shew their love in better sort unto his Lordship, for that Monday, the day of his arrival, being St. Mark's-day with them, and the fishermen, as then, not going to sea, and also having feasted, as that day, for joy of the birth of the young prince, they were the more unfurnished of a better present, and more fit for his entertainment. .. On Tuesday the sixteenth day of April, his Lordship prepared to go on shore to his lodging, which was prepared for him at the governor's house ; which house is the whole pleasure of the town, for that it overlookėth the whole harbour, and is seated in the heart of the town. The governor likewise having taken great care to receive his Lordship in the most honourable manner; and therefore had, upon intelligence of our coming to the Groyne, caused to be built a bridge
a of timber above forty yards long, and painted the same yellow, red, and blue, and garnished the same with many pensils of silk, of like colours, very formally, and planted the way into the town with boughs of bays and orange trees, and strewed the same with rushes and flowers. The whole company of the town, and many more of the country, being, as was supposed, drawn thither for this purpose only, all ready to give his Lordship entertainment after the best fashion; when the time came that his Lordship might conveniently land, for until three of the clock after noon the flood was not, upon which he must of necessity land, the governor sent divers of the commanders of the town to give notice, that he, and other the magistrates of the town, would attend upon the bridge; his Lordship thereupon took his barge, carrying, in the head thereof, an ancient of white silk, with the picture of the sun in the upper part thereof, his motto or word being, desir na repos, written in manner of a beud, within the same, and so came, in a very honourable manner, to the bridge, where staid for him the said governor, judges, and magistrates of the town, entertaining the English as they landed, whilst the musick, being shagbots and hoboys, and placed for that purpose upon the bridge, plaid sweet and delectable melody; and so the Spaniards intermingling themselves with the English, according to their degrees, ever giving the right band to the English, passed into the town in order as follows: First went four of his Lordship's servants, who were appointed marshals for his train ; after followed certain of his officers in his house and chamber, in their liveries ; next after followed the gentlemen, his servants and especial officers, in their liveries of black velvet; then followed the csquires and knights, every one according to his degree; then, with our lords and nobles, divers Spanish commanders and judges of the kingdom of Galicia. At their entrance into the town, there was shot off an exceeding great volley of shot, both great and small, and so they passed all on foot to the conde's house; and, at the entrance of his Lordship into the house, there were shot off a great number of chambers, being for that purpose, as it should seem, planted over against the conde's gate. His Lordship, being thus received, was exceedingly well appointed and lodged. That night, what by reasou of the littleness of the room, and the muchness of