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9.Letter - William Bynge to Leveson re. his journeys

Transcribed by Peter Titley on Thu, 04 Jul 2019 - 21:20

W[illia]m Bing

The copy of only one

7 Oct 1590

To the right worshipful/Sir John Leveson knight/ wi<t>he speed/

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Sir I have sent you herwithe mine owne notes of bothe// my ioneys/ the firste xiij th November 1588 wherby ye/ shall p[er]ceyve Bothe the names of all the ham[m]ers &/ furnaces in Kent and also the owners because/ I had none instrucons certayne And therfor inforced/ to go to any one to see who made any pece of ordinance/ & to take bands of theym// But at my seconde/ ioney I went onely to the furnaces that made/ ordenance// And toke the number of theym/ of all sortes// As ye shall p[er]ceyve by my papers/ praye eny yon that when ye have don withe/ theym, to sende theym to me agayne// and/ so withe moste hartie Commendac[i]ons to you/ & my good ladye, I leave you bothe to the/ [illegible] of the Almyghtie// Wroteh[a]m the vij/ [illegible] of October 1590/

                                                                        Yo[u]r alwayes moste [illegible]/

                                                                        assuredly           Will[iam] Byng[e]

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Record Office
Kent County Library and Archive Centre
(with permission of South Staffordshire County Council)
Document Reference
The Sutherland Collection - Sir John Leveson of Halling
Document type
Letter from William Bynge to Sir John Leveson

Document Date
Letter, accompanied by notes of the journeys that William Bynge took to compile an inventory of iron works in Kent and to take bonds from the furnace owners.
Names referred to within the document
William Bynge
Lord Buckhurst

Transcribers Notes
Where the author has used / as punctuation for the end of a sentence, // has been used to differentiate between this and the end of a line of text.