CHARLES I Passport signed ("Charles R" at head), licensing Sir Thomas Littleton, Bt., "to passe out of this our realme into the part beyond the Seas, there to remayne the space of three yeres" with four servants, fifty pounds and "his trunckes and necessaries", Hampton Court, 22 May [1636]

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Lot 201
CHARLES I
Passport signed ("Charles R" at head), licensing Sir Thomas Littleton, Bt., "to passe out of this our realme into the part beyond the Seas, there to remayne the space of three yeres" with four servants, fifty pounds and "his trunckes and necessaries", Hampton Court, 22 May [1636]
Sold for £ 1,375 (US$ 1,769) inc. premium

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The Collection of the late Donald John Morgan
CHARLES I
Passport signed ("Charles R" at head), licensing Sir Thomas Littleton, Bt., "to passe out of this our realme into the part beyond the Seas, there to remayne the space of three yeres" with four servants, fifty pounds and "his trunckes and necessaries", provided that he does not venture into the realm of any "foraine Prince or Potentate not being with us in league or amitie"; papered privy seal; counter-signed on behalf of Secretary Coke by R. Kyrkham, and again by him as examined; contemporary docket, on one sheet of vellum, slight dust-staining, one or two words rubbed, 274 x 346mm., Hampton Court, 22 May [1636]

Footnotes

  • One of the conditions imposed upon Littleton by this passport is that he "use not the Company of [any] Jesuite Seminary Preist, or therwise evill affected person". It has been docketed: "This Licence is Copied & entered into the Register of passage at Rye the 25th Junii 1636 according to his Majestie's late proclamation by Joseph Benbrigge Clerk of Passage" (for other register extracts, running from 1 August 1635 to 29 March 1636, see 'Extracts from the Passage-Book for the Port of Rye, 1635-6', edited by W. Durrant Cooper, Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. xviii, 1866, pp. 170-79). The passport derives from the sale of the Lyttelton Papers, Sotheby's, 12 December 1978, lot 43 (A. Matthews, £360).
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