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CASE13543: Geomantic entry concerning Mr John Bird (PERSON9741)

Question asked by the patient on 11 July 1598 at 05:50 or at 06:00 or at 07:05

RN An Ioh. B shall have good successe in his sute 1598 Iulij 11. h. ant merid 5. 50. mi 6. die . 5.50. An h. 6. e|s|ed maxe h 7. 5. ant merid an ad fine itineris tinget {illeg}|a|n ad sona veniet et alloquetur nec ne.

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 182, f. 213v, f. 214r (f. 213v upper, and f. 214r upper)

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CASE31805: Diary entry

Written by Mr Richard Napier [Sandy] [Richard Napier [Senior]] (PERSON5218) between 28 June 1607 at 09:00 and 29 June 1607 at 09:00

RN my brothr Sandy sent me a letter Iune 28 h. 9 ant m 1607. to come to looton How

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I would not goe

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 193, f. 236v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE50761: Diary entry

Written by Mr Richard Napier [Sandy] [Richard Napier [Senior]] (PERSON5218) on 30 April 1620 at 10:20

RN Mr vnderhill came to acquaint me wth his going to London Ap 30 h. 10. 3|2|{sic} \20/ ant m 1620 as to morrow

Mr vnderhill came to acquaint me yt he was to goe to London Ap 30 h. 10. 20 ant m 1620

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Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 414, f. 20v (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE74826: Diary entry

Written by Mr Richard Napier [Sandy] [Richard Napier [Senior]] (PERSON5218) between 9 June 1632 at 15:00 and 11 June 1632 at 08:16

U[1624–34] Baronett williams sent his letter to mee wth 5lb. inclosed Iune. 9. . h. 3. p m. 1632

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RN some ten days henc Mr Blincorne returneth & then the father intendeth so {sic} send his horses for thē.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 416, p. 225 (bottom left part of page)

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CASE79347: Diary entry

Written by Mr Richard Napier [the nephew] [Sir Richard Napier] (PERSON18784) on 5 June 1635 at 08:50

SRN I receiued letters from Mr Gravius from Bremen Iune. 5. . h. 8. 50. a. m. 1635.

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On ye 22 Aprilis h. 6. Mat. he sayled frō Grauesend wth good wind & fayre weather and about noone they mett with a ship wch made them strike sayles & weiwing them & not finding them to be Dunkerkers they let hem passe. that night the wynd turned & was quite Contrary to yeir voyage & the sea very tempestuous yt they were in great danger of being cast away. 3 ships were missed & lost in ye storme wch were not come in 2 weekes after & so feared to be cast away in yt storme.

On sunday after we beyond yeir expectacon yey arriued at Bremen

Lyes yet at Bremen where he shall not continue here he knowes not how Long

Newenburgh being beseiged wch is a hindearance to all passage

Then only the great \& strongest/ Holds is taken by the Imperialists. & his freinds fled to Cassell

Desirith me to send him some Books yt haue written in the defence of the \rites & ceremonies of the/ Church of England. & also an English Dictionary either Rider or another. And to deliuer them to Mr Alardin in Coven garden a goldsmyth the next doore to ye golden fleece Taverne, who is as he sayes a very honest man. & he is to deliuer to the shipper frō Bremen who purposed to be in England agayne about midsomer is {sic} Name is Henricke Havinc Horst. this mr Alardine hath a brother in Bremen who liues there.

Mr Toman at his being in London did propound a marriage to him wch he refused then & does now desire me to let h im know that he desires him to treate noe more of that subject or to perswade with the gentlewoman. so much he told mr Toman then when he made the first motion./.

The lers were dated ye 28th of April.

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 412, f. 206r (upper left, and upper right parts of page)

Cite this as: Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, John Young, Joanne Edge, Janet Yvonne Martin-Portugues, and Natalie Kaoukji (eds.), The casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634: a digital edition,;sort=sort-date;f3-question-asked=Personal%20affairs%3A%3ACommunications;f4-question-asked=Personal%20affairs%3A%3APlace%20list;f5-has-astro-chart=Yes;f6-time-of-day=AM, accessed 26 May 2020.