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LAUD, William (1573-1645). Archbishop of Canterbury. Executed.
Document Signed ('W: Cant:'), 1 page folio with embossed seal, (some small holes repaired, remains of mount), Whitehall, 8 June 1635. Also signed by the Earl of Manchester, Baron Cottington, and Sir Francis Windebank. Ordering Sir Robert Pye, auditor of the exchequer, to pay the Countess of Nottingham £150, one quarter of her yearly pension.
'... ye Countesse of Nottingham hath a pension of six hundred pounds per Annum granted unto her by Lre Patente under ye great Seale of England during her life; and ye same to be paid quarterly out of ye Customs of Strangers goods ... .'
Margaret Stuart, second wife of the Earl of Nottingham, was the daughter of the Earl of Murray. She married Charles Howard (1536-1624) who was much older than she in 1604. Her son Charles succeeded his half-brother as third Earl in 1642.
 Also signed by: Henry Montague, first Earl of Manchester, (?1563-1642), Lord High Treasurer; Francis, Baron Cottington, (?1578-1652), Chancellor of the Exchequer; and Sir Francis Windebank (1582-1646), secretary of state.
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