Carte Calendar Volume 37, August - October 1663

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Carte Calendar Volume 37, August - October 1663

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Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 37

Extent: 376 pages



Conway and others to Ormond

Written from: Lisburn

Date: 1 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 32, fol(s). 738

Document type: Original

In obedience to the Lord Lieutenant's commands, as intimated to the Bishop of Down, lists are now submitted, for his Grace's consideration, upon occasion of the issue of new Commissions of the Peace for certain counties therein named.


Enclosure 1

The Names of the Justices of Peace ... now in commission for the county of Down. [With notes.]

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 32, fol(s). 740

Document type: Original


Enclosure 2

A like Schedule, for the county of Antrim

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 32, fol(s). 741

Document type: Original


Enclosure 3

The Names of Persons [proposed] to be in the Commission of Peace for the county of Down

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 32, fol(s). 742

Document type: Original


Enclosure 4

A like Schedule of persons proposed to be in Commission for the county of Antrim

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 32, fol(s). 743

Document type: Original


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 1 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 14-15

Document type: Holograph. Without signature, address, or endorsement.

Replies, seriatim, to various points of Irish business, as stated to the writer in a succession of letters from the Duke, hitherto remaining unanswered ...

Says of one sentence (or paragraph) in one of the letters so noticed, that, if it were not said out of melancholy or ill-humour, it pleases the present writer exceedingly, - namely, that the Duke finds that he cannot hold out upon his work in Ireland, but must leave it to be conducted by some other hand. There are few things, in this world, more wished for by Lord Clarendon than is the Duke's return hither; ... without that return, he feels that it is impossible for himself to continue in this life. ...

Adds, at great length, an account of his the writer's opinion on various Irish affairs in which Lords Antrim, Anglesey, and Ossory are respectively concerned. ...


Earl of Rothes to Ormond

Written from: Holyrood House

Date: 1 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 20

Document type: Original

Gives offers of service. Has no doubt that the Parliament of Scotland will shew all the favour they can to the gentlemen whom his Grace has recommended, for their fidelity & loyalty to the King.


Ormond to Daniel O'Neill

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 230

Document type: Copy

... There is no full unmixed happiness in this world. We are no sooner elevated with the supply "designed for us"; but we are cast down ... much lower than that raises us, by the terrible Bill imposing forty shillings on every head of Irish cattle; and ten shillings on every sheep. "If this receive the Royal Assent, farewell all our rents; farewell trade, & consequently farewell all sorts of dues to the King." ...


Certificate, by the Earl of Southampton, Lord High Treasurer of England, concerning former Grants of the Presidency of Munster

Date: 1 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 67, fol(s). 315v

Document type: Breviate, by Carte


The Council to Lord Herbert

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 130, fol(s). 214r-v

Document type: Original (eleven signatures)

Recite the frequent and dangerous meetings & conventicles of disaffected persons, in most parts of the Kingdom. Command again to his Lordship's care, a speedy and effectual establishment of the Militia, within his Lieutenancy.


Petition of the Trustees of the '1649 Security', to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [1 August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 530

Document type: Original

Pray that the benefit of certain provisions made for petitioners & those whom they represent, by the Act of Settlement may be preserved, in their behalf.


Subjoined

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 530

Document type: Original


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 154

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... The writer's head lies so little that way [i.e. the mechanical & scientific way] that it is all the most clear demonstrations can do to make him comprehend the ... effects of a windmill. ... Possibly ... this may find his Majesty where [namely, at Portsmouth] his seamen, & some of his Gresham College men, may be about him, & where it may be of some divertisement to explore the proposition in the paper within.


Encloses

Propositions concerning certain Mechanical Inventions

Date: [July] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 154


Ormond to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 38r-v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

A speedy proceeding of the Commissioners in the execution of certain directions, contained in the 'Act of Settlement' [Act &c. p. 114], for investment of certain lands for maintenance of his Majesty's Fort of Duncannon is desired.


Enclosure 1

A Schedule of certain lands proposed by his Majesty's Auditor-General of Ireland & Surveyor-General of that Kingdom, to be settled upon the Fort of Duncannon

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 38r-v


Enclosure 2

Report of Nicholas Loftus, and others, concerning the extent and value of the lands scheduled as above, & concerning certain forfeitures, relating thereto

Date: 25 May 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 38r-v


Enclosure 3

Report of the Lord Chief Baron of his Majesty's Exchequer of Ireland, & others, upon the same subject

Date: 20 July 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 38r-v


Ormond to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 39

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directs them to take into consideration the suit of Robert Golborne, their interpreter, & to certify their opinion thereupon.


Encloses

Petition of Robert Golborne, Interpreter to the Court of Claims, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [July] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 39

Recites nature of petitioner's employment, & performance of his duty therein.

Prays for assignment of a due salary in that behalf.


Fitzhardinge to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 522-523

Document type: Holograph

Has heard from Lord Anglesey particulars of the favour intended by His Grace for the writer; and, subsequently had "a long discourse with the King concerning my Lord of Anglesey, & told him what Your Grace was pleased to say of him" to the writer. ...


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 73-74

Document type: Holograph

The letters of credence and of instructions for Lord Anglesey were, on the day before the date of this letter, settled in Council, as to their draught and form, and certain matters of detail affecting them were referred to a Committee.

Mentions some "cheerful alarms" sent from Tonbridge [i.e. Tonbridge Wells] about the Queen, of which the writer would be glad, by and bye, to be enabled to send a confirmation.

There have been concurrent informations, from divers parts, of an intended rising in the North; but the 'Act against Conventicles' not having passed, it is now thought that the conspirators have missed the provocation of which they intended to make use, as an incitement.


Petition of Nicholas [Browne], son and heir of Walter Browne, alderman, deceased

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [1? August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 320

Document type: Original

Recites the adherence to the King of Walter Browne, aforesaid, and of petitioner; and the losses sustained through their loyalty. ...

Prays for restoration to his estate by a proviso "in the new Act of Settlement"; and for the grant of a custodium of certain tithes.


Subjoined 1

A Particular and Schedule of the rectories and tithes belonging to Walter Browne, deceased, father of Nicholas Browne

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 320v

Document type: Original


Subjoined 2

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon the 'Petition' and 'Schedule', above-recited

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 320v

Document type: Original


E[dward] Bagot to Ormond

Written from: Blithfield (Staffordshire)

Date: 2 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 18

Document type: Holograph

By "holding intelligence" with a soldier of the old Army [i.e. the English rebel army, employed in Ireland], the writer has learned that there is a plot, amongst those old soldiers, against the Lord Lieutenant's life. ... Some of these men have told the writer's "intelligencer" that, when their blow shall be "struck in Ireland, there [is] a party in England, ready to second them". ...


Sir Edward Smythe to Lane

Date: 3 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 22

Document type: Holograph

Mr Thomas Smith, a young kinsman of the writer ... is the son of a true Cavalier, & is himself as good a Cavalier as ever struck stroke for the King. ... He hath already some employment in the Army of Athlone; and a good word, on his behalf, from Sir George Lane to my Lord Lieutenant would tend, perhaps, to advance him a little further ... and would certainly much oblige the writer.


Ormond to St Alban

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 390

Document type: Copy

The letter written by the Queen's command came not, until that of the King to the Lord Lieutenant & Council, upon Lord Antrim's case, had been considered in Council, and the substance of a reply resolved upon. ... The writer believes that the Queen does not intend that Lord Antrim should be preserved, at the rate of destroying many less faulty persons and families; or that the writer should be instrumental therein, under circumstances which would transfer to himself the guilt of Lord Antrim; - and not without reflection upon the late King. ... If a way to the restitution may be contrived, without such hard conditions, the writer is not, & will not be, opposed thereto. ...


Sir Robert Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Prison of the Fleet [London]

Date: 3 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 524-526

Document type: Holograph

Mentions a proposition received, indirectly, from Lord Cork, concerning the purchase of two plough-lands on the Blackwater, & near to Lismore, belonging to the writer and the letter addressed to the Earl on that subject.

Represents certain circumstances relating to his approaching trial. Entreats his Grace's favourable intervention on the writer's behalf.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 223

Document type: Original

The King has received from the Trustees appointed to manage the Securities assigned to the Officers of June 1649, serving in Ireland, an expression of their cheerful compliance with his desire in favour of the Earl of Tyrconnel, yet offering a difficulty, "from the opinion of their learned counsel in relation to their trust, as incapacitating them to give such a release as may secure the said Earl".

The expression of compliance is graciously accepted, - abstracted from their trust. And since the persons principally concerned thus comply, the work desired is regarded as done; and the Earl is commended to the Lord Lieutenant's care for quiet continuance in possession, till an effectual Act be transmitted for his full security.


Intelligence [concerning the proceedings of some political conspirators in Ireland]

Date: 4 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 244

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Lane. [Addressed to the Duke of Ormond.]

Intelligence [concerning the proceedings of some political conspirators in Ireland; and of the alarm of the native Irish, who "fly their houses, and are marching in hundreds and thousands, with their cows and baggage, to the mountains, in the night" ...]


William Coventry to Ormond

Written from: St James'

Date: 4 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 405

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of some Admiralty arrangements, connected with his Majesty's service in Ireland.

Adds that Captain Walsh, who brought the Duke's letter, is, in the writer's opinion, a convert [from Romanism] "rather to the Navy than to the [Anglican] Church".


List of the Causes [depending before the Commissioners for executing the 'Act of Settlement', for Ireland], from the 4th to the 20th August, 1663, inclusive

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 4-20 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 590-593

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


J[ohn] T[homson] to William Jackson

Written from: The 'White-Horse' in Francis Street

Date: 5 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 26

Document type: Original [intercepted]

Further accounts of the searches for, and proceedings against, persons accused of complicity in the late plots; and of the state and affairs of nonconformists, & other malcontents, in Ireland.


[A Proclamation] by the Lord Lieutenant and Council [of Ireland, regulating the restitution of fire-arms formerly seized]

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 5 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 594-595

Document type: Folio song sheet. In print (Dublin, by John Crooke, 1663).


Ormond to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 39

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Captain James Stopford, to whom certain lands - now by him surrendered, in obedience to the Act of Parliament in that behalf - belonging to the writer, were, by the late Usurpers, set out for arrears of pay, due to him by them, is recommended for due & speedy reprisals for the same, according to provisions of the Act aforesaid.


Encloses

Petition of Captain James Stopford, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 39


Ormond to Dungannon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 39v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Certain pretended Ministers [of Religion] lately taken in the North of Ireland, and secured in Carlingford, are now to be removed thence, according to warrant.


Encloses

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the removal and imprisonment of certain pretended Ministers

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 39v


Ormond to Major George Rawdon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 39v

Document type: Copy; as above

Like directions as to certain other pretended Ministers.


Encloses

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the removal of certain prisoners from Carrickfergus

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 39v


Ormond to the Commissioners of Claims

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 473

Document type: Copy

Captain James Stopford has petitioned for reprizal for certain lands of the Duke's, which had been granted to him for arrears of pay and have since been delivered up to the Duke, their owner. It is desired that he may obtain a speedy reprizal according to the Act of Settlement.


[Observations] concerning the 'Act of Settlement' [for Ireland; and the state of proceedings thereunder]

Date: 6 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 594-595

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Petition of Geoffrey Morres to the Duke of Ormond [concerning a lease of the lands of Glenbally, and other lands, in the county of Kilkenny]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 6 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 573

Document type: Original


Subjoined

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 573

Document type: Original


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 40

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directions concerning the disposal of certain pretended Ministers now secured within the province of Munster, who were lately apprehended in the north parts of Ireland.


Encloses

A List of the Names and destinations of certain prisoners, in the province of Munster

Date: August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 40

Document type: Copy


Earl of Mount Alexander to Ormond

Written from: Newton

Date: 7 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 28

Document type: Holograph

States, at great length, the writer's views and opinions as to the political and religious state of the province of Ulster, with more especial regard to the Protestant non-conforming inhabitants, and their "pretended ministers" therein.


Lord Conway to Ormond

Written from: Lisburn

Date: 7 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 31

Document type: Holograph

The writer's intelligencer has sent him a paper, herewith transmitted. ...

Adds particulars relating to Stroud, Leveston, and Moore - persons suspected of complicity in the late treasonable plots. ...


Encloses

Informations against Thomas Blood, and others, concerned in the late political plots in Ireland

Date: [August?] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 32

Document type: Original. Without signature, date, address, or endorsement.


Daniel O'Neill to Ormond

Written from: Tunbridge Waters

Date: 7 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 34-35

Document type: Holograph

The information given to his Grace, as to the endeavour of Lord Bristol "to interest the people in his quarrel, is most true". [On] the day before he charged the Chancellor [Clarendon], "and some days after, he quitted the ordinary way of going to the Lords' House, and came through the great Hall and [the] Exchequer Chamber, with his hat in his hand, saluting with sad and humble countenance all the crowd that followed, wishing him all success".

"He shewed himself [for] several days upon the Exchange, and told many considerable merchants his story, which is but too well received & credited."


Ormond to the Commissioners for execution of an Act of Parliament, concerning Ale and Beer Licenses in Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 40v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Mr James Tanner is to be continued as one of the contractors for the farm of Ale and Beer Licenses, within the City of Dublin, under the Act aforesaid.


Bishop of Worcester [John Earle; he was as yet Bishop elect, & still Dean of Worcester] to Lane

Written from: Westminster

Date: 8 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 36

Document type: Holograph

For the information sent as to affairs in Ireland, the present writer returns many thanks ... as also, on behalf of the Bishop of Winchester [George Morley, lately Bishop of Worcester], for the paper sent to that Prelate. ... Adds various notices of personal & family affairs. ... Notices, also, an error of nomenclature, in an 'Inhibition', issued by the Duke of Ormond as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, against one Timothy Garthwaite, therein wrongly described as "Thomas".


Lord Chancellor of Scotland to Ormond

Written from: Edinburgh

Date: 8 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 42

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of the state of political parties in Scotland. Recent changes in the respective positions of some leading statesmen of that Kingdom; and, more particularly, of the Earls of Middleton and Lauderdale, & of Lord Lorne. ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Date: 8 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 399

Document type: Extract

The joint letter expresses what we know & conceive of Lord Antrim's case. ... "We had been but in an ill one, if upon the liberal positiveness of the King's directions, we had immediately transmitted to the Commission. I shall only add that you are ill rewarded for penning the letter in favour of the Marquess (for so it is written out of England) if he takes you not for his friend."


Ormond to Colonel Vernon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 231

Document type: Copy

Has Vernon's of August 1, and one from the Lord Chancellor of same date. ... His Lordship is much satisfied with the discourse had with Vernon's friend and undertaker. ...

Adds: "We are proceeding afresh with some more Conspirators & Concealers." ...


Thomas Maynard to Sandwich

Written from: Lisboa

Date: 8/18 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 116

Document type: Holograph

After earnest thanks for favours conferred upon the writer, he proceeds to say that "the King of Portugal's large promises to his Lordship that he would punctually observe the Articles of Peace ... are almost forgotten already." He sees no one Article of the Treaty, in the breaking of which the Portuguese had any interest, that has been really kept. As to Tangier, the writer hopes to see such a structure built, upon the foundation which Lord Sandwich laid, "as will be to the eternal glory of the English Nation".


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 155-158

Document type: Copy

Further particulars concerning the proposed Bill, explanatory of and supplementary to the Act of Settlement for Ireland. ...

Thanks the Chancellor for favours shewn to Dr Chamberlain, a modest, pious man, and one with whom the writer will not part, but for his good & satisfaction.

The person brought to the Chancellor by Vernon "was the first discoverer of the late plot & managed his part of the work, with as much clearness & dexterity as such a business was capable of". ...

The King is only beholden to the writer for putting into the late Sir Thomas Armstrong's place a better officer [namely, Colonel Howard] than the writer's son John [afterwards, Earl of Gowran]; ... though, without danger of being thought vain, he (Ormond) believes that he too will make a good officer. ...


Encloses

A Paper by the Commissioners for executing the Act of Settlement, concerning certain defects of that Act

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 158

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 159-161

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... The new Act, upon the good composure and passage of which our settlement here depends, receiving many obstructions from those, of all parties, that are like to be finally concluded by it, the writer cannot say that it is near ready for transmission. ... But ... he will use his uttermost skill & industry to have it sent [in view of its return, in time for the reassembling of the Irish Parliament]. ...

Adds, at great length, particulars concerning (1) the Court of Claims; (2) proceedings against "factious ministers"; (3) regulation of the possession of arms by private persons; (4) recruitment of the Army; (5) the writer's thankfulness for kindness shewn to his son John, by the King; (6) preparation of a Special Commission for trial of certain conspirators. [This last section is the subject matter of a PS.]


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the issue of a Commission of Oyer et Terminer, for the county of the City of Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 132

Document type: Copy


Petition of Robert Baker to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 10 August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 99v

Document type: Copy

Stands convicted, under circumstances stated, of counterfeiting his Majesty's coin. ... Prays an order of enlargement on giving bail for his appearance at the next Assizes.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Mr Justice Booth, one of his Majesty's Judges of Assize

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 99v

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Report of Robert Booth, esquire, one of his Majesty's Justices of Assize, on the case of Robert Baker, the above-mentioned petitioner

Date: 20 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 99v

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant of his Majesty's pardon, in due form of law, to Robert Baker

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 November 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 100

Document type: Copy


Albemarle to Ormond

Written from: Cockpit [Whitehall]

Date: 11 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 46

Document type: Original

Mr Francis Tribury, who bears this letter, is of a family faithful to the late King. He is kinsman also to the writer, who begs leave to recommend him for a place of Cornet in the Irish Army.


Instructions, by the King, to the Commissioners for execution the 'Declaration', and the 'Act of Settlement', for Ireland concerning the case of Randal, Lord Marquess of Antrim, thereunder

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 385-388

Document type: Copy


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 11 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 473

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Accredits Mr Francis Trelawney, a brother of Mr Jonathan Trelawney, Knight of the Shire for Cornwall.


Walter Montagu to Sandwich

Written from: [Paris]

Date: 12 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 63

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Earl's letter of July 20; "the contents whereof do require some thought". The writer's reply must therefore await a future opportunity. Meanwhile, he assures the Earl of his, the writer's, great concern in [Lord Hinchinbroke's] [in MS.: "My Lord your son's"] happiness. ...

Adds in a PS that "the money of the quarter" [meaning, Lord Hinchinbroke's quarterly allowance] is received.


Extracts by Thomas Carte from the Registers of the Proceedings and Decrees of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims in Ireland established in pursuance, and for the execution, of the Act of Settlement

Date: 12 August 1663 to 20 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 67, fol(s). 11-49

Document type: Wholly in Carte's hand


Deposition, concerning the late treasonable conspiracies in Ireland, by Hugh Reilly. Taken, upon oath, before Sir Robert Forth, and Thomas Burton, esquire.

Written from: Lismacannagan

Date: 13 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 48

Document type: Original


Petition of Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue, in Ireland, thereunder named, "on behalf of themselves and their participants, to the King's ... Majesty"

Date: 13 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 75

Document type: Copy. Endorsed: "J. E. General Farm of his Majesty's Revenue."


License of Absence, by the Duke of Ormond, to Robert [Price], Lord Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin, for three months, in order to his repair into England

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 132v

Document type: Copy


Sir Robert Forth to Ormond

Written from: Lismacannagan

Date: 14 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 52

Document type: Holograph

Reports the result of some inquiries & examinations relating to the political conspiracies in Ireland.


Encloses

An Information relating to conspiracies in the county of Cavan

Written from: From the County Cavan

Date: 14 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 50

Document type: Holograph

Addressed to Sir Robert Forth, one of his Majesty's Privy Council in Ireland, by Ab[el?] Clement.


George Clapham to [the Bishop of Kildare?] [this is conjectural only]

Written from: Mountmelick

Date: 14 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 148

Document type: Holograph. Without address, or endorsement.

Reports various particulars relating to the meetings and political agitation of the Nonconformists, and others, suspected of disaffection to the Government.

Public assemblies are held in this town, and in Rosenallis; and no notice of them is taken by the Magistrates.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 225

Document type: Original

The Earl of Arran to be a Privy Councillor in Ireland.


Bishop of Derry to Ormond

Written from: Derry

Date: 14 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 149

Document type: Holograph

That faction whom no kindnesses could yet ever oblige, and whose clay souls are only hardened with the warmth of an indulgence, begin to hold themselves considerable (though indeed not so) by the favour they receive. For they doubt not, they say of another indulgence. ... "One of them, who lately deceived good Sir Arthur Forbes into too good an opinion of him told me to my face: 'They look still that the Breda Declaration shall be made good to them'." ...


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 69

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of what has passed at the Council Board here, concerning pending propositions for the farming of the Customs of Ireland.


Albemarle to Ormond

Written from: Cockpit [Whitehall]

Date: 15 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 54

Document type: Original [with seal of arms]

Upon information here in England of the death in Ireland of Sir Robert Stewart, the writer at the request of Colonel Edward Roscarrock, who is very stout, has served the King all along, and is of a good family, recommends the said Roscarrock for the vacant command.


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 15 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 56-57

Document type: Holograph

On this day sev'night, the writer is to be at Farnham, with the Bishop of Winchester; thence to Salisbury, to visit his friends there, & the place where he was born, and to look upon Clarendon; then, by his own house in North Wiltshire, to see Cornbury, where he hopes to enjoy a little quiet, and rest twenty days; and so (by Michaelmas) to be at Twickenham, and to plough again; as long as he is condemned to hold it ...

It is his particular wish that the new Bill [namely, the 'Act of Explanation'] - at least, if it will, indeed, settle Ireland - should, if possible, be sent hither by the time of his return. ...

He comments, at length, on the proceedings of the Commissioners of Claims; wishes them an enjoyable vacation in England, & that "Nall [Allan] Broderick" may keep his promise to find out the writer at Cornbury; ... and then discusses many other pending affairs, relating, chiefly, to the King's service in Ireland.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 71-73

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

... "His Majesty expects very earnestly the new Bill, hoping by it a better settlement of the affairs of that Kingdom, than yet appears upon the former [Act of Settlement]." Being sent hither, the Lord Lieutenant may be confident all possible dispatch shall be given to it from hence. ...

Notices other matters, connected with the administration of Ireland. Adds some items of the Court gossip of Whitehall. ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 161-162

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

States, at great length, the reasons why, in the writer's clear judgment, the letting out of seditious ministers "upon caution [in the sense of "bail"] given for their better behaviour will in no degree secure us against them. On the contrary, their past sufferance [sufferings?] will increase the reverence of the people towards them." ...

Adds particulars concerning the Army here and the approaching trials of certain conspirators.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for a grant to (Roger Boyle) Earl of Orrery of a third share of the lapsed money of Adventurers, &c, according to his Majesty's letter (of the 10th of June preceding)

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 134

Document type: Copy


A List of the Archbishops and Bishops of England and Ireland. Drawn up by Dr Potter, Dean of Waterford.

Date: 15 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 532

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Sir George Lane.


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [15? August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 28-29

Notices proceedings in the Courts of Law at Westminster, and at the Assizes; and a duel, between Lord Morley and Mr Salkeld, arising out of a quarrel "at the Devil tavern, in St Dunstan's".

Adds advices received from Edinburgh, in relation to the Covenanters, and also to certain matters of trade.


Draught of a Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the apprehension of one Neill O'Gorman [the name is doubtful; It may possibly read O'Gorran]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 58

Document type: In Davys' hand; dated & signed by Lane. Addressed to Sir Francis Hamilton, baronet.


Draught of a like Warrant, for the seizing and securing certain moneys, reported to be secreted in the county of Cavan

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 59

Document type: In the same hand. Addressed to Sir Francis Hamilton, baronet.


An Order in Council, declaring that William Devenish ought not to be adjudged (by the Commissioners of the Court of Claims at Dublin) a Nocent, within the meaning of the terms of the 'Act of Settlement', for Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 61

Document type: Certified Copy


State of the Case [before the Commissioners of the Court of Claims] of Robert Hartpoole [with the Order of the Court thereupon]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 17 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 620-621

Document type: Original


Bishop of Derry to Ormond

Written from: Faughen

Date: 17 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 145

Document type: Holograph

Reports his proceedings in pursuance of the directives of the Lord Lieutenant and Council of the 16th of June, for the apprehension of [Presbyterian] Ministers, or pretended Ministers ... in the diocese of Derry. ...


Sir Robert Forth to Lane

Written from: Cabbragh [now Cabra, near to Kingscourt, in the county of Cavan]

Date: 18 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 63

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further proceedings of the King's Commissioners in the county of Cavan. Notices the general state of affairs in that part of Ulster, & recommends certain precautionary measures. ...


Duke of York to Ormond

Written from: St James'

Date: 18 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 227

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Has received the letter of the Lord Lieutenant & Council of 7th inst [concerning the ship Waterdorp] and also the petitions of Daniel Wybrant, and another. ...

States, at length, the reasons for regarding the proceedings of the Vice-Admiralty of Leinster upon the matter in question, as irregular. ...

Desires that, if it be not too late, the ship be detained, until the Delegates [in England] shall have adjudged the issue now depending before them.


Petition of Mary Boyde to the Duke of Ormond ... for the release from imprisonment of petitioner's husband Thomas Boyde

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 18 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 612

Document type: Original


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for regulating the service, stations, and wages of certain inferior officers and artificers of the Ordnance, and Train of Artillery in Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 135

Document type: Copy


Annexed

A List of the Establishment of the inferior officers, artificers, and other inferior ministers, belonging to the Ordnance Stores and Train in Ireland, according to the alterations propounded and allowed

Date: [August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 135v

Document type: Copy


Castlehaven to Lane

Written from: London

Date: 18 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 528-529

Document type: Holograph

Gives some account of the state of the writer's claims now pending in the Court of the Land Commissioners.

Has heard that the Earl of Barrymore has put a garrison into the writer's house of Castlehaven, and will not remove them, save upon order from the Duke of Ormond, and for such an order the writer is now "humble suitor to his Grace".


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 75-76

Document type: Holograph

The King and Queen have returned to Whitehall together, and both in good health.

When Lord Gerard made his accusation of Granger, the latter escaped from the hands of Mr Gerald [or "Gerard" (MS. reads "Garret", as usual)] Moore, in whose charge he had been placed by the writer.

The King has promised to grant letters patent for "setting up a lottery in Ireland". In this project, a brother of the writer is interested, with others. The Duke's favour is solicited in respect of it.


Petition of Colonel William Legge [in MS.: "Legg"], one of the grooms of his Majesty's Bed Chamber, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [19? August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 89

Document type: Copy

Recites the King's letters of 14 March [1661], to the then Lords Justices of Ireland for the grant to petitioner "of several rectories, preceptories, and other lands & tenements, for ... term of 99 years, to commence from the expiration of the respective leases thereof made to Sir Robert Plunkett, Knight, late Lord of Louth" [in MS.: "Lowth"]; and also a like letter of 18th instant addressed by his Majesty to the Lord Lieutenant, "for putting petitioner into ... full possession of the Lordship & Preceptory of Kilsaran, parcel of the premises", with other lands & tenements. ...

Prays for his Grace's Order thereupon.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Attorney-General of Ireland

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 18 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 89v

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Report of Attorney-General Sir William Domvile, upon the Petition to him referred, as above

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 89v


Annex 3

Final Order and Warrant of the Duke of Ormond for putting the petitioner into possession of the lands recited if found by the Court of Exchequer to be at the King's disposal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 89v

Document type: Copy


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 19 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 476

Document type: Holograph

Sir Hugh Middleton [third baronet (grandson of the constructor of the "New River" in Hertfordshire & Middlesex) and last avowed holder of the dignity], by whom this letter will be delivered to the Duke, had formerly a command in the garrison of Dunkirk, and desires now to serve under the Duke in Ireland. The writer has confidence in his capacity & worth.


An Order in Council in like terms to that of August 17, preceding, but on behalf of Thomas Coppinger, then a suitor in the Court of Claims at Dublin

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 67

Document type: Certified Copy


Memorandum upon the "Prizage of Wines", and the interests therein of the Duke and Duchess of Ormond

Date: 20 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 265

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Lane.

Addressed, by William Reading, to Lieutenant Colonel [Abraham] Yarner, a servant of the Duke of Ormond.


Ormond to the Commissioners for executing the Act of Settlement

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 584

Document type: Certified Copy

Recommends the suit of Edward Plunkett, esquire (son to the Lord Dunsany), who has his Majesty's letter, for restoration to the estate formerly possessed by his father.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 74

Document type: Holograph

Renews a recommendation of the case of Lady Minshull, formerly Mrs Netterville, in relation to her interest in the estate of her deceased husband in Ireland.


[A second] Petition of Sir Thomas Blake, baronet, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [20? August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 308

Document type: Original

Recites that "Petitioner's fathers Sir Valentine Blake, Knight & Baronet, deceased, and Walter Browne, Alderman, deceased, have suffered much in the divisions raised by the Nuncio & his party, and for their adhering to his Majesty's authority, against the said factious party". ...

Prays for a grant of certain impropriate tithes, during his Majesty's pleasure. ...


Subjoined 1

The Particulars and Schedule of the rectories and tithes [this 'Schedule' differs from that previously calendared] in the occupation of Sir Valentine Blake and Walter Browne

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 309

Document type: Original


Subjoined 2

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition above-recited

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 308

Document type: Original


Petition of Redmond Burke of Traquin, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 20 August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 330

Document type: Original

Prays for license to keep a fowling piece, "for the future preservation of his health".


Subjoined

An Order of Reference of the Petition above-recited, to the Vice-President of Connaught

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 330

Document type: Original


Colonel John Gorges to Ormond

Written from: Landeragh

Date: 21 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 67

Document type: Holograph

Reports certain details of military service. Solicits the command of the Fort of Culmore, the writer satisfying Sir Robert Stewart, in such manner as the Lord Lieutenant's wisdom shall order. That fort, the writer knows, will fall to the ground, ere winter, if it be not thoroughly repaired.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 229

Document type: Original

Robert Ward, Postmaster of Dublin, by deputation of Daniel O'Neill, Postmaster-General, to be continued in quiet possession of that office; and Samuel Bathurst to be commanded not to obstruct or molest him or his Deputy therein.


Subjoins

Case concerning the postmastership of Dublin

Date: 7 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 231

Document type: Original

With the opinion of the Attorney-General of England [Geoffrey Palmer] thereupon.


Orrery to Thomas Page

Written from: Newtown

Date: 21 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 29

Document type: Holograph

Desires to be informed of the Lord Lieutenant's pleasure how the writer shall deal with Thomas Jackson, who is charged with endeavouring to debauch some of his Majesty's soldiers.


Petition of Morrogh, Earl of Inchiquin, of the Earl of Carlingford, and of John, Lord Kingston, to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 343

Document type: Original

Pray for a grant of the farm of Chimney-Money in Ireland.


Appended

An Order, by the King in Council, referring the Petition, calendared above, to the consideration and report of James, Duke of Ormond, his Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 21 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 343

Document type: Original; in Sir Henry Bennet's hand


Stephen Wright to Sandwich

Written from: Genova

Date: 21 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 117

Document type: Holograph. In part a transcript of the letter of May 22.

Acknowledges receipt of his Lordship's commission for the purchase of velvets, and reports what he has done therein.

Adds a like Report as to a subsequent commission for Montserrat wine.


Petition of Daniel O'Neill, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 21 August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 67v

Document type: Copy

Recites, in detail, proceedings had and taken in pursuance of his Majesty's former directions for the grant to petitioner (in consideration of his resignation of a pension of £500 a year, and of arrears due to petitioner for twenty-three years past) of lands in Ireland vested in his Majesty to the clear yearly value of £500. ...

Prays for the passing of letters patent for the effectual carrying out of his Majesty's said directions, and of the Lord Lieutenant's commission issued thereupon.


Annexed 1

Certificate to the Lord Lieutenant, by the Attorney-General & Solicitor-General of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [18 August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 68

Document type: Copy

Certificate to the Lord Lieutenant, by the Attorney-General & Solicitor-General of Ireland, that Colonel John Warren and others, who petitioned his Grace against the proposed letters patent to be issued [as above] on behalf of Mr Daniel O'Neill, have not offered any matter for which the said patent should be stopped.


Annex 2

Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the 'Petition' & 'Report' respectively calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: illegible

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 68

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Final Order of the Duke of Ormond, for the passing of the letters patent above-mentioned

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 68v

Document type: Copy


Daniel O'Neill to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall?

Date: 22 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 69

Document type: Holograph

Court and personal incidents. Political gossip. ...

The Lord Chancellor is gone to Salisbury; thence he goes to Cornbury.


Albemarle to Ormond

Written from: Cockpit [Whitehall]

Date: 22 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 71

Document type: Original

Recommends a claim by Quartermaster Richard Hooker, for certain arrears of pay, due to him, and to his servant, Francis Wilson, for military service in Ireland.


Colonel Vernon to Ormond

Date: 22 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 73

Document type: Holograph

Has the honour of his Grace's commands, and will not fail to obey them.


Shaen to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 22 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 79

Document type: Holograph

Further particulars of the pending negotiations in respect to the Revenue, and financial administration of Ireland.


Mervyn to Lane

Written from: Omagh

Date: 22 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 81

Document type: Holograph

Understands that Sir Thomas Bramhall hath undertaken to procure the Lord Lieutenant's order to dispossess Mr Fairfax. ... But the matter involves a question of Privilege, determinable only by Parliament. ...


Mr Joseph Williamson to Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 22 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 82

Document type: Holograph

The last accounts from Tangier give assurance that a Peace is concluded, or nearly concluded, with Gaylen. British trade in the Mediterranean flourishes; the Dutch, is proportionally impaired.


Bishop of Winchester to Ormond

Date: 22 August [1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 147

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Returns thanks for the kindness shewn to the writer's friend, the Bishop of Limerick. ...

Recommends Major Fletcher, bearer of this letter ... whose present ambition is not beyond the captaincy of a foot-company. ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 166-169

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Describes the state of Ireland at the time of the Restoration; the promises made to those who then virtually held the Kingdom in possession; the course of legislation & of administration, since his Majesty's return; and the present condition of the people & of the King's affairs.


Transmits 1

Letter concerning the promotion of certain Bishops

Date: August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 169

Document type: Draught


Transmits 2

Another Letter, to like effect

Date: August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 166-169

Document type: Draught


Transmits 3

A Letter on behalf of Sir Thomas Wharton

Date: August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 166-169

Document type: Draught


Transmits 4

A Letter, on behalf of Sir Theophilus Jones

Date: August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 166-169

Document type: Draught


Transmits 5

A Letter on behalf of Colonel Milo Power

Date: [July?] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 166-169

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 170-171

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... The Chancellor's belief that "the two lawyers" [Sir Richard Rainsford [then one of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims in Ireland; afterwards Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench in England], and Sir Thomas Beverley] will hardly be gotten back again, makes the writer unwilling to let them go. ... Ill use will be made of it, by those that have already too much matter to write upon. ... The work to be done, in order to the new Bill, is principally computation & valuation of acres, in which I see not how Nall Brodrick can be spared. ...


Encloses

Copy of the Duke of Ormond's letter to Secretary Sir Henry Bennet

Date: 22 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 166-169


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment of the sum of three thousand marks to Henry Bruerton

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 136

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment of the sum of three thousand marks to Henry Bruerton on account of the Commissioners for valuing certain estates ... in order to the execution of the late 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 77-78

Document type: Holograph

The King has expressed an intention of himself acquainting the Duke with his purpose of dissolving his Household, or at least of suspending its maintenance, in its present form, "until he finds himself a little more at ease in his Exchequer".

In order to effect this and to avoid the contingent necessity of giving "many servants below stairs, board-wages", the King has thought it would come cheaper to him "to give every man back again the money he paid for his place". [This sentence and that which follows seem to mark, characteristically, the true authorship of this scheme, which, throughout the letters, is always spoken of as "the King's".] In order to which, the Duke of Ormond [as Lord Steward of the Household] is asked to supply such information as he may possess, upon the subject.


Petition of Captain Bartholomew Molloy to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 22 August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 102v

Document type: Copy

Two hundred and some odd acres of petitioner's estate, lying in the towns & lands of Callybegg and Callymore, in the barony of Balliboy, in the King's County, being undisposed of, petitioner prays for a custodiam thereof during pleasure.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Barons of the Exchequer. With instructions for the grant of a Custodiam, as prayed for, if the lands therein mentioned shall be found to be within his Majesty's disposal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 102v

Document type: Copy


Walter Montagu to Sandwich

Date: 23 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 65

Document type: Holograph

Upon consideration of what the Earl was pleased to impart about Lord Hinchinbroke, the writer is of opinion that Lord Sandwich will do well to leave his son at the Academy [in Paris?] for the winter, that he may perfect his exercises. In the Spring, he may usefully visit the rest of France, and such other foreign parts as the Earl may best like; and with "a discreet companion", armed with the due authority.


The Examination of James Milligan, of the parish of Antrim, in the county of Antrim, taken before Hugh, Earl of Mount-Alexander, and William Leslie, esquire, ... in the county of Down

Date: 24 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 32, fol(s). 202

Document type: Original

The Examination of James Milligan, of the parish of Antrim, in the county of Antrim, taken before Hugh, Earl of Mount-Alexander, and William Leslie, esquire, ... in the county of Down [in relation to the concealment of the person of Thomas Blood, "one of the late conspirators", under the name of Thomas Pilson, in Antrim aforesaid, and in relation to some subsequent incidents connected therewith]


Duke of York to Ormond

Written from: St James's

Date: 24 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 84

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Recommends Major Fletcher for the command of a foot-company, in the Army of Ireland.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 235

Document type: Original

Recommends Colonel Pierce Lacy to the Lord Lieutenant "that something may be done for him in that Kingdom, whereof he is a native", & wherein he has done good service to the Crown.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 237-238

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

The proportion of forfeited lands in Ireland directed by the 'Act of Settlement' to be set out for the augmentation of the archbishopric of Dublin, and bishopric of Glendalogh, thereunto annexed, to the clear yearly value of £2,000, sterling, over and above the Mansion-House and Gardens of St Sepulchre's, and certain demesne lands herein enumerated, are to be forthwith set out accordingly, and to be settled upon Michael now Archbishop of Dublin, and his successors for ever; according to the tenour of the Act aforesaid.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 239

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Edward Synge [in MS.: "Sing"], now Lord Bishop of Limerick, and of the united bishoprics of Ardfert & Aghadoe, to be translated to the united bishoprics of Cork, Cloyne, & Ross, void by the translation of Michael, late Bishop thereof, to the archbishopric of Dublin.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 241

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Michael [Boyle], Lord Bishop of Cork, Cloyne & Ross, to be translated to the archbishopric of Dublin, with the bishopric of Glandelagh united thereunto; and to hold, in commendam therewith, the rectory of Gallowne, otherwise Dartre, in the county of Monaghan; the prebend of Desartmore, in St Finbar's Church, in Cork; and the treasurership of St Patrick's, Dublin; "in regard of the exility of the said Archbishopric & Bishopric at present, so as they are not able to maintain the state & dignity thereof". ...


Memorial of the Officers of the Greencloth [to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward of his Majesty's Household]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 86

Document type: Original; signed by Wood, Stephen Fox, & Boreman


Albemarle to Ormond

Written from: Cockpit [Whitehall]

Date: 25 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 88

Document type: Original

Recommends to the Lord Lieutenant, the suit of Lord Tyrconnell, for restitution, under the 'Act of Settlement', to his estates in Ireland.


A Warrant, by the King, for "the suspension of certain diets ... at Court" (and for other regulations in his Majesty's Household). Addressed to Sir Charles Berkeley, and others, Officers of the Board of Greencloth.

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 112

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to William Dodson, esquire, of the sum of one hundred pounds weekly

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 136

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to William Dodson, esquire, of the sum of one hundred pounds weekly, until he shall have received one thousand pounds, or until further order; "the same being towards defraying the charges of building the park-wall about the Phoenix"


Earl of Mount-Alexander to Ormond

Written from: Newtown

Date: 25 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 534

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Had apprehended a man who was "Blood's only guide and protector in the County of Antrim", but has since liberated him upon good security. Adds other incidents of the late plot. Entreats the Duke always to have about his person a sufficient guard.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 79-80

Document type: Holograph

Will see whether the 500 men designed for service in Ireland can be raised here, without charge to that Kingdom, although, adds the writer, "to my thinking, as things are represented to me, they ought to be welcome to you at any price".

Has the King's commands that Sir [Robert] Stewart's company be given to Captain Bourchier [?] [this name is doubtful; the MS. seems to read "Bouershaw"].

Mentions, in a Postscript, a suit of Mr Beling, in relation to his interest in certain claims, accruing under the Settlement Act.


Petition of Richard Chamberleyne, esquire, & William Clapham, gentleman, to the King

Date: [25 August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 128

Document type: Copy

Recites certain provisions of the late 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland, regulating the conversion of tenures by Knights service into tenures by fee & common socage, on terms stated. ...

Prays that petitioners may be appointed Receivers and Collectors, jointly, of the revenues accruing under the provisions aforesaid.


Appended

An Order in Council, upon the Petition calendared above, referring it to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for consideration and report

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 128

Document type: Copy


Petition of Christopher Archbold, of Timolin, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 25 August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 62

Document type: Copy

Recites former Orders for the grant to petitioner of a custodiam of his estate; and prays directions to the Chief Baron of the Exchequer for the effectual passing of the same.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 62v

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Pym to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 25 August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 63

Document type: Copy

Recites former recommendations, for employment in his Majesty's service. Prays to be preferred to the next ensigncy that shall be vacant in the Army; and meanwhile for an order for payment of arrears due to him for past service.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Muster-Master-General

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 63

Document type: Copy


[An Order] by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland [for a return, by the Registrar of the Court of Claims at Dublin, of the names of all such innocent persons as are restored to their estates in Ireland, under the provisions of the 'Act of Settlement']

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 90

Document type: Certified Copy


Dean of Christ Church, Oxford , to Ormond

Written from: Christ Church

Date: 26 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 92

Document type: Holograph

Lord Clanbrassil is come safe hither; bringing along with him what could not fail to make him most welcome, his Excellency's letter. ...

The Duke's trust & confidence imposes a yet stricter obligation upon the writer, already so bounden by his own duty, and by Lord Clanbrassil's particular merit.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 243

Document type: Original

The allowance formerly directed to be made to Sir Henry O'Neill (then Henry O'Neill, esquire), pending his restoration to his estate in Ireland ... is to be continued ... "until his full & entire restitution". ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 172-174

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... The decree, in favour of my Lord of Antrim, besides other inconveniences ... hath, to a great degree, discomposed the model of the intended new [in MS.: "new intended"] Act. For that depending principally upon the computation of materials for restitutions and reprisals; and more than 100,000 acres being deducted if that decree stand good, we are compelled to a more narrow examination of what may be disposed of to old proprietors, who, in the end, will be found the greatest losers by the favour done to the Marquess. ...


Encloses

Petitions to the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland, concerning certain decrees of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, under the Settlement Act for Ireland

Date: August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 174

Document type: Copies


Sir Hugh Pollard to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [26 August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 110

Document type: Holograph

Of his Majesty's warrant which came to the Board of Greencloth yesterday, the enclosed is a copy, which, in the Treasurer's absence, the writer deems it to be his duty to transmit to his Grace; to whom he wrote formerly "about Exmoor", but it seems, he adds, that "I am not worthy of an answer", for which unworthiness he is sorry.


Encloses

An Order of the King in Council, for the better regulation of his Majesty's Household

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 112

Document type: Copy


Petition of Mary Coghlan, widow of Terence Coghlan, late of Killcolgan, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 63

Document type: Copy

Recites the grant of certain lands in the county of Mayo, to petitioner & her son, Francis Coghlan, "by the late pretended Commissioners sitting at Loghreagh"; and that the Commissioners appointed to execute the 'Act of Settlement' found the said Francis Coghlan to be innocent and restorable. ...

Recites also the application of Richard Dillon, & others, for a custodiam of the aforesaid lands, upon misinformation. ...

Prays that any such custodiam may be recalled, & petitioner left in quiet possession of the premises.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition, to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 63v


Father Thomas Talbot to Ormond

Date: 27 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 74-75

Document type: Holograph

Doubts not to make his innocence of all wilful offence to his Grace fully evident to the world, but grieves to have given any the least opportunity for the possibility that any man should impute such offence to him.

What he acted at Hampton Court is known to the Duke, not only by the news-books, but under his late Majesty's hand.

When [at Court] in France, he found the Queen [Henrietta Maria] tortured in conscience by her Confessor, & by some Capuchins, who threatened her with nothing less than damnation if she should permit the Duke to govern Ireland. ... The writer, for his part, assured her Majesty that if the Duke had not been the sole person employed in that great trust, in all probability, that Kingdom would have been wholly lost, & the King's best subjects there ruined for ever. ...

... The writer has, he adds, severely scrutinized all his actings & words [in relation to Ireland]. ... All that he can possibly "be guilty of is some 'Queries' extracted out of a paper" he had "seen in London, about a twelvemonth past, which hundreds else [so in MS.] had seen"; and which were [in MS.: "was"] "presented to [the ] Queen Mother". ...


A Certificate, by Carrol Bolton, of the amount of the fee payable, under provisions of the 'Act of Settlement', to the Commissioners for executing that Act, in the case of the lands of the Earl of Clanricarde [in MS.: "Clanricke"], viz. £1096 14s. 0 ½d.

Written from:

Date: 27 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 602

Document type: Original


Petition of Geoffrey Malbone to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 27 August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 63v

Document type: Copy

Prays to be permitted, in right of his office of Yeoman of the Robes in Dublin Castle, to appropriate to his own use the old hangings and cloths of estate pertaining to that office.


Annex 1

Report of Sir Paul Davys, his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State in Ireland, upon the perquisites of the office of 'Yeoman of the Robes'; made under an Order of the Lord Lieutenant of the 23rd July 1662

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 27 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 64r-v

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Final Order of the Duke of Ormond, upon the 'Petition' and 'Report', respectively calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 64

Document type: Copy


Mrs Charity Staples to Ormond

Written from: Ballysheskin

Date: 28 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 90

Document type: Holograph

Prostrates herself at his Grace's feet, knowing scarcely how to syllable or articulate to him the writer's anguish that her son [Major Staples] should have his hand in Treason ... which was always [heretofore] "in abhorrency to his soul". ... She knows that it would be vain to urge former good service, ... but ... she does beseech his Grace to have a regard to his tenderness of years, and to the frailty of a nature ... "beguiled by the subtlety of some grand impostor". ...


Colonel Thomas Pigot to Ormond

Written from: Athlone

Date: 28 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 78-79

Document type: Holograph

The grazier's trade is at present so flat here that the writer "must deal with merchants for {herrings} [rather] than for the return of his Grace's money". ...

If, however, the Lord Lieutenant will pay £800 to Mr William Jenkins "there [i.e. in Dublin], I, the writer, shall be sure to receive it, from his Correspondent here, Mr William Bullock, an honest & able merchant". ...

Has two brace of white, and three brace of black deer, ready (at a week's warning) ... to be transported to Waterford. ...


Earl of Mount-Alexander to Thomas Page

Written from: Newtown

Date: 28 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 463

Document type: Original

Entreats (at the command of the writer's mother) permission from the Lord Lieutenant that Mr James Gordon may remain for some longer time in Ireland. ... Gordon is one of the [Presbyterian] Ministers who are commanded to leave the Kingdom, and the time limited by his pass is nearly expired. ...


Sir George Hamilton to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 29 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 100-101

Document type: Holograph

Family and domestic affairs. ...


Hamilton to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 29 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 536

Document type: Holograph

Recommends the bearer of his letter, Major Robert Hamilton, of whose fidelity and service to the King the Duke has already received sufficient testimony from persons of honour.


Castlehaven to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 29 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 538-539

Document type: Holograph

Has directed one of his servants to petition the Duke to give order for the removal of a garrison, put into Castlehaven by Lord Barrymore.

Gives the substance of some advices of military incidents on the Continent of Europe which have just been received in London.


Report of Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Yarner, Muster-Master General in Ireland, to the Duke of Ormond, upon a Petition of Garrett Warren, concerning arrears of pay; to him referred

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 29 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 73

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order, upon the Report calendared above

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 21 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 73

Document type: Copy


Petition of William Conyngham to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 29 August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 65

Document type: Copy

Prays under circumstances stated for the Lord Lieutenant's revival of an Order, formerly made by his Excellency, for petitioner's release from his imprisonment.


Annexed

An Order for the release from imprisonment of the above-named petitioner, upon giving due securities

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 65v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Hierome Sankey to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 29 August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 65v

Document type: Copy

Petitioner advanced, to the Viscountess Dowager of Ikerryn, a sum of money for which a late Order of the Lords Justices and Council had given warrant for payment to her Ladyship, by the Vice-Treasurer. The advance was made upon Sir Daniel Bellingham's promise, in accordance with said Warrant. But petitioner fails to obtain payment of the sum.


Annexed

Warrant for the payment to petitioner of the sum claimed

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 66

Document type: Copy


Middleton to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 30 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 102

Document type: Holograph

A letter of compliment, & of thanks for favour shewn.


Petition of Conly Keegan to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 83v

Document type: Copy

Is in the custody of one of his Majesty's pursuivants for a supposed contempt in delaying to answer the complaint of Edward Nicholls, and another. Petitioner's answer being now delivered, he prays an order of enlargement.


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the release of the above-named petitioner

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 83v

Document type: Copy


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: August [no day is mentioned] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 67-68

Document type: Holograph

Communicates various particulars concerning the recruitment of the Army of Ireland; and also a summary of Advices from the Continent, as received in London.


Humble Proposals to his Grace [the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland], concerning the Arms seized upon in this Kingdom, by order of his Grace, and Council

Date: [August? 1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 32, fol(s). 212

Document type: Original. Without signature or date. Endorsed by Ormond.


An Information concerning William Johnson, of Bogogh, near Raphoe, in the county of Donegal

Date: [August? 1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 32, fol(s). 214

Document type: Without signature, or date


Thomas Blood to John Chamberlin

Date: [August? 1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 32, fol(s). 210

Document type: Copy

... Hopes yet to "advance that broken interest". Does not question but that most of our friends are safe, as he understands by the prisoners' names, a list of which the writer has seen. Knows that many were taken up that were not concerned. ... Will endeavour to get what he can of disbanded troopers. But, adds the writer, "for the Scots, under whose tuition I am, I have no confidence in them; they stick so to a King's interest, though I have laboured with some of them, of a small sort to come along with me. I can prevail little yet I doubt not to pick up some". ...


Appended

Instructions for the bearer of this letter

Date:

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 32, fol(s). 211

Document type: Copy. Thus endorsed: "Copied 14 August 1663, at Wicklow".

Mentioning various persons who, it is said, will give information and assistance.


Sir John Boys to Ormond

Date: [August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 118

Document type: Holograph

On the 20th of June, the writer landed at Bristol. Thence he went to attend the Court, at Bath. He now reports the particulars of the ceremonial reception of the King & Queen, with the Duke & Duchess of York, upon their entrance into that City, and various subsequent Court incidents, there and in London. Adds some items of political news and gossip. ...


Petition, to the King, of some of the Adventurers and Soldiers, and their assignees, interested in the Lord Marquess of Antrim's estate, in behalf of themselves and others therein concerned

Date: [August 1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 376-377

Document type: Copy

Recite the late proceedings in the Court of Claims upon Lord Antrim's case, grounded upon the King's letter - written upon the information then before his Majesty - of July 10, preceding.

Recite also new evidence of the junction of the Marquess of Antrim, with Ireton and the other Usurpers, in the year 1650. ...

Pray that the late Declaration of the Court of Claims may, by his Majesty's command, be "respited, and referred to the consideration of the Lord Lieutenant and Council".


The King to the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland

Date: [August] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 392

Document type: Draught. Without signature, date, address, endorsement.

Communicates instructions sent to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, upon the case of Randal, Marquess of Antrim.

If already dispossessed, the Adventurers & Soldiers concerned are to be put in possession again, & to be continued therein; until further signification of the King's pleasure.


Petition of Thomas Johnson to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [August 1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 535

Document type: Original

Petitioner's father, John Johnson, a Minister of God well esteemed in his lifetime, was robbed of all his property and murdered, in the beginning of the war, by the Irish. He left a widow & ten children, most of them of tender years. ...

Petitioner prays to be appointed a landwaiter in the Customs House of the Port of Dublin.


Subjoined

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 535

Document type: Original


Notes by Sir Edward Dering, a Commissioner of Inquiry into Forfeited Estates in Ireland, &c., of proceedings in relation to the conduct of Randall Macdonnell, during the Rebellion in Ireland in 1641, and following years

Date: August 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 100, fol(s). 314-317v

Document type: Copy [from the original MS. then at Surrenden-Dering]


Sir Bryan Broughton to Ormond

Written from: Beaudesert

Date: 2 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 104

Document type: Holograph

Only zeal for the King's service could create in the writer so great a boldness, as to make such frequent addresses to the Lord Lieutenant. He deems it now his duty to communicate the information that Lord Brudenell borrowed the coach of his brother-in-law Mr Thomas Brudenell (about a fortnight since) to convey a doctor to Chester. ... During the journey one of his Lordship's servants, who went with the coach, was heard to make enquiry about my Lord of Bristol [in MS.: "Bristowe"].


Earl of Dorset to Ormond

Written from: Dorset House

Date: 3 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 107

Document type: Holograph

If it stands with the Duke's occasions, the writer would willingly place a young man, his second son, in some employment under his Grace. ... He would take it for a great happiness to have so near a relation under his Grace's command & authority. ...


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Bath

Date: 3 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 76-81

Document type: Holograph

Particulars (given at great length) of provisions made, in the new Bill of Settlement, on behalf of the Marquess of Antrim and of other Roman Catholics of Ireland, "upon favourable and charitable representations". ... "Whatever construction", adds the writer, "may otherwise be made [upon these provisions,] Your Grace, acquainted as you are with his Majesty's excessive goodness, will not wonder at them". ...

Observations on the proceedings of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, in certain cases. Items of Court news at Bath.


Petition of William Shee, orphan, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 396

Document type: Original

Is grandchild and heir of William Shee, late Recorder of Kilkenny; was dispossessed by the late Usurped power of lands & tenements to value of £150 sterling a year & upwards; has not been able to get his claim heard before the Commissioners; ... Prays for a lease or custodium of lands (in the liberties of Kilkenny), called Newpark, which were held for several descents by petitioner's ancestors, from the Vicars of the Common Hall of Kilkenny, at a yearly rent of £7, which lands are now at his Majesty's disposal.


Subjoined

An Order of Reference, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition above-recited, to the Barons of the Exchequer

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 25 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 396v

Document type: Original


Overture concerning the [amendment of the Act of] Settlement [for Ireland]

Date: 4 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 546

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


A fair Copy of the 'Overture' calendared above

Date: 4 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 548

Document type: In the hand of Sir George Lane. With corrections.


Overtures for the accomodation of general interests [in Ireland] by a new Act [of Settlement]

Date: 4 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 550

Document type: In Lane's hand

Note. Different from the preceding.


Minutes of proceedings at a Committee [of the Privy Council of Ireland?] concerning rules of procedure in the execution of the 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland

Date: 4 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 588


Overtures for accomodation of several [exigencies?] [the title cited is from Ormond's endorsement; this word is doubtful] by a new Act [of Settlement for Ireland]

Date: 4 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 62-63

Document type: Original

[Proposed by Lord Massareene.]


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for a grant to Henry (Moore), Earl of Drogheda, of certain parcels of land

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 142

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for a grant to Henry (Moore), Earl of Drogheda, of certain parcels of land [containing, in the aggregate, about 1928 acres] lying in the liberties of Dundalk, in the county of Louth; in pursuance of instructions contained in his Majesty's letter of May 2nd preceding; reserving to his Majesty the yearly rent of £39 1s. 2d. sterling


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 245

Document type: Original

License to pass in due form to Sir Henry O'Neill, for the transport out of Ireland into France, or any other parts beyond the seas, four hundred sacks of Wool, each sack to contain three hundredweight.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Bath

Date: 5 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 247-248

Document type: Original

Directs the course to be followed in setting out reprisal lands for Sir Theophilus Jones, upon the succession of William Sarsfield, son of Patrick Sarsfield, to his estate in remainder, of lands in Lucan and elsewhere now in the possession of Sir Theophilus Jones aforesaid.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant in due form to Sir George Lane, during good behaviour, of the office of General Keeper of his Majesty's Records, in the tower of Dublin Castle, called 'Birmingham's Tower', the office being now void by the death of Sir Philip Percival

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 140v

Document type: Copy


Colonel Grace to Lane

Date: 5 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 540

Document type: Original; signed

Thanks the Secretary for help towards the writer's restoration to his concernments. Recommends the case of a brother-officer, Captain Oxburgh, whose fidelity to the King has been known to the writer, since the year 1646.


Glencairn to Ormond

Written from: Ayr

Date: 5 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 542

Document type: Holograph

Intercedes by desire of the Bishop of Galloway, on behalf of Mr Mair, a prisoner at Dublin, who is a relative of that Bishop. Asks that if it should appear, on further inquiry, that Mair has been committed only upon a suspicion, he may be released upon sufficient bail.


Bishop of Cork [Michael Boyle, afterwards Archbishop of Dublin, and of Armagh] to Ormond

Written from: Cork

Date: 5 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 209-210

Document type: Holograph

Has, in compliance with the Duke's request, written to the Bishop of Winchester, upon the subject of the deanery of Derry. The [late] Dean - he is informed by the Bishop's reply - is willing to divide this year's income with the Dean who shall be appointed as his successor.

Notices some propositions for amendment of the Act of Settlement, and more especially such as bear upon the interests of the Church; and also some other political measures, then pending.


Petition of Captain John Bartlett to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 5 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 68v

Document type: Copy

Petitioner, by order of Sir William Penn, shot away four barrels of powder, upon his Grace's coming over. He prays for restitution.


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for delivery by the Master of the Ordnance to petitioner of two barrels of powder upon covenant of the like quantity to be restored to his Majesty's stores, upon demand

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 68v

Document type: Copy


Daniel O'Neill to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 6 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 120-121

Document type: Holograph

By the last letter [from Ireland] the writer finds that Bathurst "is still in the possession of the [Post] Office [in Dublin]", and that he refuses "to account [for], or to pay any money". By the latter end of this month, he will, the writer is confident, be in debt to about £3,000, for inland & English letters. The writer humbly desires that Bathurst may now be obliged to cease meddling with that Office [to which his Ward was already appointed, as his successor] and be made to account, "before he shelters himself with privilege of Parliament". ...

Adds, at great length, further reports of incidents at Court; relating chiefly to Lady Castlemaine; to the Duke of York; and to "an unhappy dispute between the Queen's dressers and the Duchess [of York]'s maids for precedency, ... which breeds a very ill understanding between the Queen & his Highness". The writer prays God that the breach may not do the like "between their husbands".


Petition of Edmund Nangle, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 6 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 69

Document type: Copy

Prays for the Lord Lieutenant's directions, to the Chief Baron of the Exchequer, for the grant to petitioner of a custodiam of certain lands in the barony of Ballintober, & county of Roscommon "which are intruded upon by divers persons, without any title derived from his Majesty". ...


Annex 1

A Schedule of Lands in the barony of Ballintober, and county of Roscommon, referred to in the above-recited Petition

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [6 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 69r-v

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate, by the Deputy Surveyor-General of Ireland, of the value, and taxed quit-rent, of the lands above-described

Date: [September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 70v

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the 'Petition', 'Schedule', & 'Certificate', respectively calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 69

Document type: Copy


Report of Sir Daniel Bellingham, his Majesty's Deputy Receiver-General in Ireland, upon a Petition to the Duke of Ormond, presented by George Stoughton, merchant

Date: [6? September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 69v

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order of Reference of the Petition of George Stoughton, aforesaid [and of the Certificate above-recited] to Sir James Ware, his Majesty's Auditor-General

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 70

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas Jones, an army-surgeon, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 6 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 70

Document type: Copy

Arrears of pay as Surgeon to Lord Massareene's regiment of foot, from 30 August 1648 to 11 February 1660.


Annexed

Warrant by the Duke of Ormond for the payment, by the Vice-Treasurer of Ireland to the above-named petitioner, of the sum of £44 16s.

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 70

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Pierson, secretary to Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 6 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 87

Document type: Copy

Recites his Grace's late Proclamation for the registering, within one month of its date, all patents of honour, &c.; and also the absence, in England, of Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, aforesaid.

Prays that, so far as regards the said Earl, there may be an extension of time for such enrolment, until his Lordship's return into Ireland.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 87

Document type: Copy


Earl of Newburgh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 7 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 108-109

Document type: Holograph

Reports various proceedings in the Parliament, now about to be dissolved. ...

On the morrow, the writer and the Earl of Middleton set out for Cornbury. The latter intends to stay with the Lord Chancellor until the time of his Lordship's return to London.


Petition of Piers, Baron of Dunboyne, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [7 September?] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 270

Document type: Original

Recites his title of inheritance to certain chief rents accruing out of lands in the counties of Meath, and Tipperary. ...

Prays his Grace's order for restoration thereto. ...


Subjoined 1

A Note of the Chief Rents due to my Lord of Dunboyne, out of lands [in the counties of Meath and Tipperary, which have been, under the 'Act of Settlement'] restored to their ancient proprietors

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 272-273

Document type: Original


Subjoined 2

An Order of Reference, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 270

Document type: Original


A News-Letter addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [7?] September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 30-31

Document type: [Undated]

Incidents from various parts of Great Britain. Notices of the relative situation of the chief powers on the Continent; and of preparations for a mission by Sir Richard Fanshaw to the Court of Spain.


Theodore Hartt to Sandwich

Written from: The 'Meremade' in Cannon Street [London]

Date: 8 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 119

Document type: Holograph

On the writer's being summoned to appear before the Lords of the Council, he waited on the Duke of Albemarle, who presented his petition. Has received his discharge from the Serjeant-at-Arms; but his case is still pending, through the opposition of "one Garratt, who solicits for his adversaries".


Directions, given in pursuance of provisions of the 'Act of Settlement' by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 122

Document type: Certified Copy

[Directions, given in pursuance of provisions of the 'Act of Settlement'] by the Lord Lieutenant and Council [of Ireland; regulating the procedure of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, under the Act aforesaid, in respect (1) to lands set out for English arrears; (2) to lands set out upon the [so-called] 'Doubling Ordinance'; and (3) to the stating of the arrears of the '1649 Officers']


Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland to Daniel O'Neill

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 191

Document type: Copy [with nine signatures]

Impart the recitals & the prayer of a Petition lately presented at the Council Board of Ireland, concerning the postmastership of Dublin, by Samuel Bathurst, appointed thereto by contract with Henry Bishop; state that the Lord Lieutenant & Council resolve to submit the same to his Majesty, with an account of the said petitioner's good service, since the arrival of the Lord Lieutenant in Ireland; transmit to O'Neill a copy of the Petition aforesaid; and invite him to submit to them any remarks thereon which seem to him desirable for their further consideration of the matter in question.


Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland to Secretary Sir Henry Bennet

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 193-194

To like effect with the letter calendared immediately above; but with some additional elucidations.

[See under "November 18".]


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 624-625

Document type: Holograph

Communicates particulars of the proceedings of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, in the several cases of Robert Hartpoole, Dr Meara, Sir Walter Dungan, and the Marquess of Antrim. ... Notices certain complaints said to have been made, or to be now about to be made, to the King, against the Commissioners. ...


Enclosure 1

Observations, by Sir Allan Brodrick, upon the 'Act of Settlement', for Ireland; and upon some proposed amendments thereof

Date:

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 628

Document type: Holograph


Enclosure 2

A fair copy of the Observations, of Sir Allan Brodrick, calendared above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [9 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 626

Document type: Endorsed by Ormond


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Bath

Date: 9 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 82-83

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

The state of Ireland, as it is represented by Colonel Talbot, must needs give to the Lord Lieutenant a very uneasy life. ... But there are hopes that the Bill now about to come over "may [prove to] be so well prepared as to give a general satisfaction, which", adds the writer, "with the £60,000, and an addition to the Levy that is now making ready for that Kingdom, may, I hope, put you into a good condition, and help you in the great reputation your Grace will acquire in quieting that Kingdom". ...


Bennet to Orrery

Written from: Bath

Date: 9 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 84

Document type: Original, subscribed & signed

Asks the Earl's good offices for the writer's obtainment of a "compensation to be equivalent to my Lord Clanmalier's estate [in Ireland]", in case he should be disappointed in his present hope of obtaining a grant of that estate as a confirmed forfeiture to the Crown.


Ormond to Fitzhardinge

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 215

Document type: Copy

Notices the intimation received in a letter from the King, concerning proposed retrenchments in the royal Household. ...

Will cause good inquiry to be made into the state of the barony of Beer. ...


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 175-176

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Before receiving his Majesty's letter of August 26th, had already some notice by report of his "intentions to break up housekeeping". ... "Conceives the establishment [of the King's Household] to be of great antiquity in the fundamental parts of it, and to have acquired so much veneration amongst the people that it is become a considerable part in the Government and greatness of the State. The legal jurisdiction & the allowed privileges of the Household are constant ... remembrances to the people of the power & majesty of the King and of the duty and obedience they owe him. Certainly, such advantages are not to be parted with, or lessened, but for some other that are visibly & certainly greater; or when they can be held no longer." ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 177-179

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Various details, political and administrative, concerning: (1) the farming of the Customs of Ireland; (2) the Bill Explanatory of the Act of Settlement of that Kingdom; (3) the schemes of courtiers for breaking up the ancient establishment of his Majesty's Household; (4) the disposal of the company of foot lately commanded by Sir Robert Stewart.


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 180

Document type: Copy; as above

Observations upon and particulars of the new Draught of a Bill for amending & explaining the Act of Settlement of Ireland.


Petition of Samuel Bathurst, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [9 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 185

Document type: Original

Petition of Samuel Bathurst, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [in relation to the conduct of petitioner as Postmaster of Dublin, and to the conditions, duties, & rights, of his employment therein, under contract with Colonel [Henry] Bishop, late Postmaster-General of his Majesty's Dominions].

Note. Read at the Council Board on the date named.


Bishop of Waterford & Lismore to Ormond

Written from: Waterford

Date: 10 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 138

Document type: Holograph

A strange report has been current, here in Waterford, of a certain conspiracy discovered in Wexford. On hearing of it, the writer sent for the reporter & now transmits his examination.


Subjoins

The Examination of William Clebury [so in signature; in the letter: "Cloburie".], of St John's in the county of Waterford, ... taken before George, Lord Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace, etc.

Written from: Waterford

Date: 9 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 140-141

Document type: Original


John Creed to Sandwich

Written from: London

Date: 10 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 121

Document type: Holograph. Addressed to Hinchinbrooke.

Lord Teviot has made a Peace with 'Gayland', and is already on his way to England to report the particulars in person to the King. Has had advices from Tangier of the submission of Fez to 'Benbucker', and of the decline of 'Gayland's' interest at Salee. Adds other advices of the buoying out of the Mole at Tangier.


Thomas Townsend to Sandwich

Date: 10 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 123

Document type: Holograph

Has attended Sir Philip Warwick on the business of the Wardrobe. A draft warrant has been drawn for the Privy-Seal to settle £20,000 per annum upon his Lordship for defrayal of the ordinary expenses. Adds particulars of the progress of the Wardrobe accounts.


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Cornbury

Date: 11 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 475

Document type: Holograph

Recommends for promotion to a company, on due opportunity, a kinsman, Mr Pleydell, who is now a lieutenant in the Duke of Ormond's own regiment.


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 114

Document type: Holograph

Reports some details of naval and packet service. As yet, no other intelligence is come hither, since his Grace's departure from Dublin, which is worthy of communication.


Captain Arthur Graham to Ormond

Written from: Tynemouth Castle

Date: 12 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 116

Document type: Holograph

Details of military and fort service. Particulars in respect to the disbanding of soldiers who had served under Cromwell.


Sir Allan Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 124

Document type: Holograph

Humbly transmits herewith certain documents relating to lands [in Ireland], set out, [under the provisions of the 'Act of Settlement'], "for English Arrears, and upon the 'Doubling Ordinance'". ...


Sir Richard Rainsford to Ormond

Date: 12 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 605

Document type: Holograph

Communicates observations concerning the 'Act of Settlement', & its amendment; and also the copy of an answer returned, by the Commissioners, to certain Petitions. ... If such petitions be transmitted by the Lord Lieutenant & Council to the King, it will save much trouble, "by stopping the current of men's passions in this way of petitioning. ... And how fatal this artifice", adds the writer, "hath been to England, we have all known and felt, insomuch that it hath been lately provided against by an Act of Parliament." ...


Copy of the Record against Robert Thornhill [convicted of felony and sacrilege for the spoliation of the parish-church of Shanrehin, in the county of Tipperary, on 1st July, 1665] at the Assizes at Clonmel

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 12 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 140

Latin.


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Cornbury

Date: 13 September [1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 62-63

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's letter of the 22nd August is a melancholic letter & made the receiver melancholic too. ... Has written to the Secretary [Bennet] and to the King that the matter must have a serious examination. ... "In the meantime, I am very glad you bear it with courage, & I hope you will see a fair end of it. ... I do seriously think of supplying, that is of finding a fit man to supply, the place of Chancellor; and you shall hear from me upon it. ... The Speaker of the House of Commons [of Ireland] would discharge the place with great ability, but I do not think he will accept it. If there be no exception against Serjeant Rainsford, but his being a Commissioner, I do not know why they [the two offices] may not stand together." ...

Adds at great length particulars of various matters financial & personal.

[Not printed by Lister.]


St Alban [this writer, like Bacon, signs "St Alban"] to [Sir George Lane]

Written from: London

Date: 13 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 22-23

Document type: Holograph

Hopes that the Duke of Ormond's confidence in the writer's "devotion to his service" will not be shaken by any furtherance the writer may have given, or may endeavour to give, to "this matter of my Lord of Antrim ... Tis, in itself, a good work that that estate is preserved, entire, in the hands of a man that will always be faithful to the King."


The King to Ormond

Written from: Bath

Date: 14 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 251

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Colonel John Fitzpatrick to be restored to all the lands & hereditaments in Ireland, whereof he, or his father, or any other interest for either of them, were at any time, before the 22nd of October 1641, lawfully seized or possessed; anything in the ... 'Act of Settlement', or otherwise, notwithstanding.


Ormond to Sir Richard Rainsford

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 233

Document type: Copy. Endorsed by Ormond.

Particulars, at great length, concerning the intended Bill Explanatory of the Act of Settlement for Ireland.


Report to the Duke of Ormond, by Sir Daniel Bellingham, Deputy Receiver-General of Ireland, upon the Petition of Edward Gefort, concerning arrears of pay; to him referred

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 14 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 73

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order upon the Report calendared above

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 21 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 73

Document type: Copy


Report to the Duke of Ormond, by Sir William Flower & others, his Grace's Commissioners, of Revenue, upon a Petition from the Assignees of William Egerton, clerk, deceased

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 14 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 73v

Document type: Copy


Annexed

A Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment by Edward Butler, esquire, Treasurer of his Revenue, of a sum of £22, "for the Vicarage of Religmurry" for 1662; & for the payment of a sum of £25 ("the cure being duly served") for 1663

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 24 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 73v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Robert Wilson, Thomas Harris, and others, formerly in the company of Colonel Daniel Redman, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 14 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 159

Document type: Copy

Plaint against certain officers for alleged wrongful detention of pay due to petitioners. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 17 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 159v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Robert Wilson, and others, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 14 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 22v

Document type: Copy

Are soldiers who formerly served in Colonel Daniel Redman's company of foot. ... Recite arrears of pay due to the petitioners, to whom, on their application for payment, "the officers retort with evil language, for satisfaction", thereof. Pray his Grace's order for their relief in the premises.


Annexed

An Order on this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 15 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 22v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Patrick Burrell, and another, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 14 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 73v

Document type: Breviate

Prays satisfaction of a sum of £700, lent in 1644 on mortgage of the lands of Cloane, belonging to his Grace; or to have the grant of a custodiam of those, and of other lands, for 31 years, "at an easy rent".


Annexed

An Order of Reference to the Duke's Commissioners, to examine & report

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 17 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 73v

Document type: Breviate


Archbishop of Canterbury to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 151

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of August 22. Thanks him for kindness shewn to the Dean of St Patrick [now Bishop of Limerick]. ...

The sooner his Grace sends a letter for Dr Seele the better. The writer is glad that so worthy a person will accept so small a bishopric.

Finds that "the little Bishop" [not otherwise named herein] (sent hither by the Lord Lieutenant) is "very subtle & reserved", but will make the best use of him that may be, ... according to his Grace's direction. ...


Petition of David Rice, of Kilkenny, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 15 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 70v

Document type: Copy

Prays for payment of his bill for clothing, supplied to certain soldiers of the Garrison of Kilkenny, serving under the command of Colonel William Cecil [in MS.: "Cecill", and styled "Colonel"; in the Order beneath, "Captain"], Governor there.


Annexed

An Order for payment of petitioner's claim, upon due examination; defalking the several items thereof out of the respective soldiers' pay

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 18 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 70v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Charles Duke to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 15 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 73

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against James Daniell. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition; in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 18 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 73

Document type: Copy


Petition of Edward Hills and Anne Rowley [reprieved convicts in the Gaol of Kilmainham] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 15 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 158

Document type: Copy

Pray for an order for petitioners' "present transportation, with one Richard Kennedy, a merchant ... now bound to the West-Indies".


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer; upon conditions stated

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 18 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 158

Document type: Copy


Petition of David Rice, of Kilkenny, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 15 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 159v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against certain soldiers, under the command of Colonel William Cecil, Governor of Kilkenny. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order for the Certifying to the Vice-Treasurer of Ireland of the debts above-recited, to be by him satisfied to the petitioner, and defalked out of the soldiers' pay

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 18 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 159v

Document type: Copy


Sir James Bunce to Lane

Written from: London

Date: 16 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 126

Document type: Holograph

The writer's letters and instructions for "soliciting the business" of Richard Chamberleyne, & William Clapham, were enclosed in a packet, addressed to Sir Edward Massey. But Massey had left Ireland, before that packet was delivered. In his absence, Sir Jerome Alexander has, it is understood, received the same. ...


Petition of Edward Hill, and Anne Rowly, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 16 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 70v

Document type: Copy

Are convicts of robbery; ... pray for an extension of the Lord Lieutenant's mercy, "in ordering their present transportation with one Richard Kennedy, a merchant, who is now bound to the West-Indies".


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer; the above-mentioned Richard Kennedy entering into due recognizances

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 18 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 71

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas Greene to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 16 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 71v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt, and of the wrongful detention of 1,000 sheep, sold to petitioner, against Edward Halley, of the county of Kerry, who, serving as a trooper under Sir Arthur Forbes [in MS.: "Forbish"], "endeavours to shelter himself from the law" thereby. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 19 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 71v

Document type: Copy


Sir Allan Broderick to Ormond

Date: 17 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 546-547

Document type: Holograph

Offers suggestions as to the filling up of the office now vacant, by the death of Lord Mount-Alexander, and remarks on a grant of lands obtained by Lord Orrery.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 18 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 181

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... This letter is only to acquaint the Secretary with the sudden & unexpected death of the Earl of Mount-Alexander, who hath been so eminent a sufferer for, and assertor of, his Majesty's interest in this Kingdom. ... He has left his family in very great distresses brought upon it by his great sufferings in the time of the late Usurpers. ...


Ormond to the King

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 18 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 181

Document type: Copy; as above

To like effect with the letter calendared immediately above. ... Recommends Lord Dungannon for the mastership of the Ordnance in Ireland now vacant by Lord Mount-Alexander's death.


A Declaration of the Congregation of Franciscan Provincials, convened at Antwerp, against the [Irish] 'Remonstrance', and against the Franciscan subscribers thereof

Written from: Antwerp

Date: 18 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 255

Document type: Abridged (translation [from Latin]. [Certified to have been extracted from the original document, by Bonaventure O'Dogherty [in MS.: "Docharty"], at Louvain, 4 January 1665.]


Petition of Thomas Lowe to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 71

Document type: Copy

Prays, under circumstances stated, for his Grace's order to be mustered in Lord Callan's troop of horse.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 21 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 71

Document type: Copy


Complaint & Petition of Peter Blackenall to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 77v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of assault - in aggravated form - against Lieutenant Maurice Berkeley. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the above-named defendant

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 21 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 77v

Document type: Copy


John Jeffreys to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 19 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 130

Document type: Holograph

On the 14th inst, the writer was enabled to reach the Bar of Chester (being the same day on which he left Dublin Bay). He then rode across country; and found the King at Badminton, to whom he delivered his Grace's letter. To Secretary Bennet, he delivered the letters received from Sir Paul Davys and Sir George Lane, respectively. ...

Bennet, in the writer's apprehension, "hath no great inclination in him" to promote his Grace's application for certain recruits. "But", he adds, "I may be mistaken". ...


Daniel O'Neill to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 19 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 132

Document type: Holograph

Robin Ward tells the writer that his Grace had declared at the Council [Board] that he "would comply with his Majesty's will in the case of Bathurst; but that the same day, in the afternoon, there was a stop made of it". The writer humbly begs that any further contest between himself & Bathurst may be prevented. He cannot make the [contracted] payments of H.R.H. the Duke of York's rent [out of the Post-Office Revenue], if he be not Master of the Office [in Dublin]; nor can he comply with the King's commands, unless Bathurst be dismissed. ...

Fanshaw is at Court ... not well satisfied with the Portuguese; but well pleased to go to Madrid. ...


Earl of Anglesey to Captain Richard Rooth

Written from: London

Date: 19 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 134

Document type: Original

It will be three weeks before the money designed for Ireland can be at Chester. In the interval, Captain Rooth may apply himself [and his frigate the Harp] to any service for the King, that may consist with his due and punctual return to Chester at the time named.


Sir William Davys to Ormond

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 19 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 136

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

The Fanatics "cry up" the plot referred to in the Bishop of Waterford's letter to his Grace [of 10th inst.] now transmitted as "a very real design"; "the Irish", on the other hand, "condemn it as ridiculous. The old Protestants know not what to make of it."


Edward Villiers to Ormond

Written from: St James' House, London

Date: 19 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 153

Document type: Holograph

Further particulars in respect to the soldiers who are to be sent over for his Majesty's service in Ireland.


Edward Villiers to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 19 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 142

Document type: Holograph

Reports some particulars in relation to the transport of certain troops into Ireland.


Petition of the Poor at Ormond's Hospital, in Kilkenny, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: [circa 19 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 72

Document type: Copy

Plaint against the Receivers of the means assigned to the petitioners; who are in great arrear of payment, having received but £17 13s., sterling, during two years past. Prays for his Grace's order for satisfaction of the same; and for the appointment of Luke Archer to be their Overseer.


Annexed

An Order, on this Petition, as prayed for. With instructions for prevention of any cause of complaint in future.

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 72

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Hanraghan, and others, Irish butchers of Kilkenny, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from:

Date: [circa 19 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 72

Document type: Copy

Under the usurping power of Cromwell, petitioners were deprived of their rights as freemen of Kilkenny, and were constrained to pay Custom for selling meat, upon each market-day; and are not permitted by the English butchers to sell at all on any other day. Pray to be restored to their ancient freedom.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Mayor of Kilkenny

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 22 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 72v

Document type: Copy


Petition of James Fitzharris [in MS.: "Fitzharryes"] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 19 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 74

Document type: Copy

Recites particulars of a mortgage passed to Walter Butler, esquire, deceased, of the Duke's lands of Disertbegg, Cloberstown, &c., in the county of Kilkenny, and of the bequest of the said mortgage, by the mortgagee to his wife, Joan Butler otherwise Fitzgerald, now also deceased. Prays confirmation of the aforesaid mortgage to petitioner in trust for the children of the deceased, or other relief in the premises.


Annexed

Confirmation by the Duke of Ormond, of a Composition made for redemption of the aforesaid Mortgage, by his Grace's Commissioners. With instructions to his Treasurer for payment, at terms agreed upon

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 22 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 74v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Nicholas Bibby and others to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 20 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 73v

Document type: Copy

Recite petitioners' interest in certain lands called Ballyshaumort, belonging to the Duchess of Ormond, under an agreement with Charles Eagers, lessee of her Grace for a term of years, and the hindrance offered to their "enjoying their bargain", by reason that the said lessee is charged with treason; and pray for relief.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to his Grace's Commissioners

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 23 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 74

Document type: Copy


Petition of Christopher Hewetson to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 20 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 74

Document type: Copy

Recites Sir Daniel Bellingham's Certificate of sums due to the petitioner "from several of Captain Mayer's Company"; and prays an order for payment thereof, "out of his Majesty's Treasury"; or else an order to the Exchequer "for respiting process ... for quit rents" [due by petitioner to the Crown].


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, directing its presentation at the Council Board

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 23 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 74

Document type: Copy


Remonstrance and Supplication of James Cowley to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 20 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 74v-75

Document type: Copy

Recites particulars of a Mortgage, and Lease, after acquittal, "of the two parts of Brownstown-Warren within the Liberties of the City of Kilkenny", granted about thirty-five years past [probably an error for "about thirty-three" years; the marriage of the Earl of Ormond with Lady Elizabeth Preston was solemnized in London, Christmas 1629; they went into Ireland in the year following], by the Duke & Duchess to petitioner's father, Michael Cowley deceased. ... Recites also sums expended in improvements by his said late father, and by the petitioner; and further that the petitioner regards "his Grace's long banishment with his Majesty and great sufferings more than all" his own charges & losses as recited. ...

Prays a grant of £120 sterling in respect of those aforesaid improvements.


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, ratifying a Composition made by his Grace's Commissioners for payment of the sum of £120 sterling

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 23 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 75

Document type: Copy

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, ratifying a Composition made by his Grace's Commissioners for payment of the sum of £120 sterling, aforesaid, out of rents at certain future sales herein prescribed; the first payment being made at Michaelmas term next ensuing.


Petition of Eleanor Butler, a poor widow, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 20 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 75v

Document type: Copy

Recites a claim to certain sums secured upon his Grace's lands of Garritibbott, in the county of Tipperary; and petitioner's omission to put in her claim in due time. Submits herself to his Grace's pleasure therein.


Annexed

Confirmation by the Duke of Ormond of a Composition for payment to the above-named petitioner of a sum of £10, out of rents due at Michaelmas next & of a further sum of £55, out of rents due at Easter next, in satisfaction of the Claim above-recited

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 23 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 75v-76

Document type: Copy


Petition of Benjamin Boulton to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 20 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 76

Document type: Copy

Arrears of military pay.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Muster-Master-General of the Army

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 23 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 76

Document type: Copy


Petition of Major John Farrer to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 20 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 76

Document type: Copy

For ten years past, has been tenant of a house in this city, the rent of which the '49 Trustees have this year doubled. Prays that the increased rent may be allowed to petitioner, on account of arrears of pay due to him, & that his tenancy may continue.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Trustees aforesaid. With a recommendation

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 23 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 76

Document type: Copy


Petition of Richard Finch to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 20 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 77

Document type: Copy

Recites petitioner's service to the King; especially at Athlone; and a former Order of the Lord Lieutenant's made upon his behalf. ... Prays to be admitted to serve as a trooper, under the Earl of Ossory, or under Sir William Neale.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 23 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 77

Document type: Copy


Petition of Captain George Dillon, on behalf of himself & the rest of the officers and troopers of the Earl of Orrery's troop, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 20 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 79

Document type: Copy

Pray to be reprized for certain lands, in the county of Kerry, granted to petitioners, by the late Lords Justices, in satisfaction of arrears of pay; but now claimed for his Grace.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 23 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 79

Document type: Copy


John Thompson to Ormond

Written from: Culbennagher

Date: 21 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 146

Document type: Holograph

Knows but little reason for much favour to be extended to those that endeavour to rob God of his honour. They keep their constant meetings here, & thereby have done exceeding much hurt. ...

The writer thought to have waited, in person, on the Duke. But the Lord Primate lately sent for him, to attend his Grace upon his visitation. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 253

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Confirms to Thomas Pigott, esquire, for life, a pension of three hundred pounds a year, upon the Irish Establishment.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Bath

Date: 21 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 86

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

The King commands the writer to remind the Lord Lieutenant, in his name, of his former desires in behalf of Lord Inchiquin: viz. (1) that a promised grant of £5,000 be made good to him; (2) that his arrears be also made good; (3) that his eldest son be accommodated with a troop of horse.


Ormond to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 40v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Mary Tallant, widow of Patrick Tallant, is recommended for a speedy reprisal for lands surrendered, according to Act of Parliament, by her deceased husband.


Encloses

Petition of Mary Tallant, widow, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 40v


Ormond to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 21 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 472

Document type: Copy

A Petition has been presented to the Duke by Mary Tallant, desiring reprizal for certain lands of the Duke's, delivered up by her late husband Patrick Tallant, deceased. The Commissioners are desired to give speedy order for such reprisal, according to the Act of Parliament.


Albemarle to Ormond

Written from: Cockpit [Whitehall]

Date: 22 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 162

Document type: Original

Requests the sending of ships from Dublin to Chester for the transport of troops, under Major John Beversham, destined to recruit his Majesty's Army in Ireland.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 22 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 183

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

States the merits & qualifications of Lord Dungannon for the mastership of the Ordnance in Ireland. ... Desires the Secretary to offer to the consideration of Colonel Legg the office of Marshal of the Army in that Kingdom, should Lord Dungannon's appointment be made as recommended, his Lordship holding a reversionary grant of the office of Marshal, after the death of Sir Henry Tichborne. ...


George Lane to Colonel Michael Searle

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 22 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 71

Document type: Copy

Is commanded by my Lord Lieutenant to communicate a Petition, presented to his Grace; & to ask why the money therein mentioned is not paid.


Encloses

Petition of William Hunt to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [20? September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 71

Document type: Copy

Has an assignment for Colonel Bruller's Company, of £183 7s. 8d., upon Colonel Michael Searle, who refuses payment, although summoned to pay by the Earl of Arran. Prays for his Grace's order thereupon.


Petition of Theo[philus?] Sanford, and John Moore, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 22 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 75

Document type: Copy

Recite purchase by petitioners of several lands from transplanted persons in the province of Connaught. ... Pray for an order to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, for examination of their titles thereto.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 25 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 75v

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Horsley [in MS. "Horsely"; in margin: "Horsley"] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 22 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 76r-v

Document type: Copy

Serving as a Sheriff's Serjeant at the Kilkenny Assizes, the petitioner, in attempting to remove Dr Derby Martin from the Court by order of the Judge, received a blow, & returned it. ... He now stands convicted for the crime of "misprision of treason" & is condemned to lose his right arm. He prays for the Lord Lieutenant's mercy.


Annexed 1

Certificate of the truth of petitioner's allegations by Thomas Butler, and others, of Kilkenny

Date: [September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 76v

Document type: Copy (ten signatures)


Annexed 2

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant in due form of law, of his Majesty's gracious pardon to the above-named petitioner, free of costs

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 25 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 76v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Edmund Butler [son of James Butler, a lawyer] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 22 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 78

Document type: Copy

In consideration of a sum of £200, sterling, paid by petitioner's father, now deceased, his Grace perfected "the deed to him of the lands of Knockgraffen". ...

Petitioner prays a confirmation of the deed aforesaid, or repayment, in such manner, and measure, as to his Grace shall seem fit.


Annexed

Ratification, by the Duke of Ormond, of a Composition made by his Grace's Commissioners for the payment of £50 to petitioner, out of Michaelmas rents; next ensuing; and of £50 more out of the next Easter rents in satisfaction of the Claim above-recited

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 25 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 78

Document type: Copy


Petition of Richard Walsh to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 22 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 78v

Document type: Copy

Is curate of some considerable parishes in the diocese of Leighlin [in MS.: "Loughlen"], and prays for preferment therein, there being now "a vacancy for ministers, in several parishes in the said Diocese".


Annexed

An Order of Reference to the Lord Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 25 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 78v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Katherine Sweetman and Margaret Sweetman to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 22 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 79

Document type: Copy

Recite the grant by his Grace, in the year 1640, to William Sweetman, now deceased, of certain lands & tenements at Innistiogue, and elsewhere [in the county of Kilkenny], for a term of years yet unexpired; from which lands petitioners were expelled from the late Usurpers. Pray for compensation.


Annexed

Ratification, by the Duke of Ormond, of a Composition made with petitioners by his Grace's Estate-Commissioners, for the term yet-unexpired of the Lease aforesaid

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 79

Document type: Copy


Petition of Edward Comerford to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 22 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 80

Document type: Copy

Recites the grant by Walter, Earl of Ormond, to petitioner's grandfather, of certain messuages in the town of New Ross, for a term of years yet unexpired; and also the expulsion of petitioner therefrom by the late Usurpers. Prays his Grace's order that petitioner "may re-enjoy the benefit of the said Lease".


Annexed

Ratification, by the Duke of Ormond, of a Composition made with the petitioner by his Grace's Estate-Commissioners, for the term yet unexpired of the Lease aforesaid

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 25 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 80

Document type: Copy


Report of Thomas Butler, to the Duke of Ormond, upon a Petition of certain persons claiming to follow the occupation of butchers in the City of Kilkenny

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 81

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order that the petitioners aforesaid are to be admitted to the use of their trade, as prayed for; upon "conforming themselves to the rules and present constitution of the government of the City of Kilkenny"

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 25 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 81

Document type: Copy


Lauderdale to Ormond

Written from: Holyrood House

Date: 24 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 149

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Sir Arthur Forbes, bearer of this letter, can fully inform the Duke of Ormond what this Parliament [of Scotland] hath done for the King's service. ...

The writer is sorry that Sir Arthur cannot give a better account of his own concerns. ...


Earl of Rothes to Ormond

Written from: Edinburgh

Date: 24 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 151

Document type: Original [with seal of arms]

To like effect with the letter of the Earl of Lauderdale, of the same date, & carried by the same bearer.


Villiers to Lane

Written from: St James's

Date: 24 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 154

Document type: Holograph

Prays Sir George Lane's good offices, on behalf of Major Graham, who passes over into Ireland with men for military service there.


Instructions, by the Duke of Ormond, to Thomas Crosby and Richard Chute, esquires, and to John Connell, gentleman

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 24 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 78

Document type: Copy

Instructions, by the Duke of Ormond, to Thomas Crosby and Richard Chute, esquires, and to John Connell, gentleman, his Grace's Commissioners for the letting, for one year, of his manors, castles, towns, lands, & hereditaments, in the county of Kerry, & in the barony of Bert, in the county of Cork.


Licenses of Absence, to Lord Conway, and to other officers of the Army of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 25 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 9v-10

Document type: Breviates (four entries)


Warrants for delivery of ammunition, for the use of various bodies of Militia, in Ireland

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 25 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 9v-10

Document type: Breviates (four entries)


Petition of William Langham, and others [the petitioners are sixteen in number; amongst them is enumerated " Samuel Horsington, alias Paracelsus"], to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 25 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 80v

Document type: Copy

Have served apprenticeships to the trade or mystery of distilling of strong-waters; and, in pursuance of an Act of Parliament made in the third year of King Philip & Queen Mary, pray for the Lord Lieutenant's license to distil & vend the same.


Annex 1

An Order upon the Petition above-recited

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 28 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 80v

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Affidavit of Thomas Doleing, one of the farmers of wine and strongwater licenses, authorized by Gilbert Mabbot [Patentee of the same], as to the unlicensed sale of strongwaters by the above-named petitioners

Date: [circa 27 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 80v

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

An Order upon the above-recited Affidavit

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 28 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 81

Document type: Copy


Petition of Captain John St Leger to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 25 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 81

Document type: Copy

Plaint of wrongful defalcations of pay from petitioner's foot-company. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Muster-Master-General of the Army

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 28 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 81

Document type: Copy


Lady Tyrconnel to Lane

Date: [25?] September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 544

Document type: Holograph

Thanks him for a letter received. Has understood that the King has signified his approval of the insertion of Lord Tyrconnel's name in the pending Act of Parliament upon the Land Settlement, about to be transmitted to England; but has been unable to learn that it has been so inserted. Asks him to confer with the Duke of Ormond, on the subject.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 166

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's large heart & spacious generosity have conferred upon the writer favour far above his mean deserts. ...

The Archbishop of Canterbury & the writer's other good friends in England tell him that Mr Secretary Bennet has transmitted to the Lord Lieutenant his Majesty's license for the visit of the writer & his colleagues [Commissioners of the Court of Claims] to England. They are now languishing here [in Ireland] in idleness, whilst his Grace suspends the notifying of his favourable inclinations for their departure accordingly.


William Coventry to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 26 September [1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 407

Document type: Holograph

Has examined his papers. Finds a copy of one of those formerly communicated to the Lord Lieutenant. Will endeavour to obtain a copy of the other.


Encloses

Considerations upon his Royal Highness [the Duke of York]'s Case, in reference to his 'Proviso', in the 'Act of Settlement' [of Ireland]; with the proceedings thereupon

Date:

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 409-410

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to Theobald (Taaffe), Earl of Carlingford, of the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 26 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 143v

Document type: Copy


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 324-325

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letters of September 23rd and 25th with those enclosed for the Lord Chief Baron.

The Duke's resolution to spend some time longer in this country, for despatch of his private affairs, is very seasonable now, as enabling hereafter an entire devotion to the affairs of the Nation. The writer hopes to wait on the Duke upon his coming to Maddenstown.

Adds an account of the funeral of Lord Viscount Massereene at St Patrick's, "almost in the dark". Describes it as one "very unbecoming a peer & Privy Councillor".


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 26 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 32-33

Document type: Endorsed by Lane, as received on 13th October

Proceedings in the Parliament of Scotland. Assize incidents in various counties of England. Recent events at Tangier, and in the Barbary States.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Oxford

Date: 27 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 88-89

Document type: Original

Hopes that the great Bill, received from Ireland, "will do the public work, and one of the lesser [Bills] the writer's work", under his Grace's protection & favour. ...

Adds some particulars concerning the Lord Steward's department at Court; concerning the suits of certain individuals for lands in Ireland; and also concerning the King's visits to the Lord Chancellor Clarendon.


[An Order in Council] by the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland [enforcing and enlarging certain directions for the restitution of firearms, under conditions stated, to persons duly qualified thereunder]

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 28 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 158

Document type: Copy (eight signatures)


Albemarle to Ormond

Written from: Cockpit [Whitehall]

Date: 28 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 160

Document type: Original

Major John Beversham goes into Ireland, with five hundred men for the recruiting of the Army there. He is recommended to the Lord Lieutenant as an able, ingenious & loyal person.


Francis Salusbury to Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon

Written from: Highgate

Date: 28 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 526

Has obeyed his Lordship's instructions by conferring with Lord Gerard, on Mr Gerard's behalf, but with no satisfactory result. Mentions the sequestration of the estate of John Digby, son of Sir Kenelm Digby; professedly for recusancy; really (thinks the writer) to put an affront on Lord Bristol [from Parliamentary leaders]. The King has had a letter from that Lord (then at Brussels), which has excited some commotion at Court. Lord Fitzhardinge is now "the towering favourite", and many lampoons circulate about him and the "Maids of Honour".


Petition of Thomas Shepheard to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 28 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 83v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against one William Pope, now a soldier under the Earl of Ossory. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 1 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 83v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Sir Allan Brodrick

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 29 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 235-236

Document type: Copy

... The King has thought fit, by Mr Secretary Bennet, to command the writer to send him the opinion of the Judges here, upon those complaints [against the Commissioners for executing the Act of Settlement], but it will be his humble advice, to his Majesty, to take, rather, that of the Judges of England; "and then", he adds, "any subject of question concerning an appeal from me & the Council will be taken away".

Adds, at great length, observations on Lord Antrim's case, and on the letters written by Lady Antrim concerning it. ...


Petition of Ellen Archer, otherwise Shee, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 29 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 82v

Document type: Copy

Recites that petitioner's late husband, Thomas Archer, esquire, deceased, was seized in his demesne of inheritance of a considerable estate [in the county of Kilkenny], whereof he was dispossessed by the late usurped power; and also that certain lands, parcel of the same, are now at his Majesty's disposal; of which lands petitioner prays the grant of a custodiam.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Barons of the Court of Exchequer

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 2 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 82v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Richard Beich, and others, of Colonel [Daniel] Redman's troop, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 29 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 83

Document type: Copy

Arrears of pay.


Annexed

An Order upon the Petition above-recited

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 2 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 83

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas Pope to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 29 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 83

Document type: Copy

Prays an order that petitioner may be mustered in Sir William Neale's troop of horse.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 2 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 83

Document type: Copy


Earl of Lindsey to Ormond

Written from: Witham

Date: 30 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 144

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

A letter of compliment, & of thanks for favours conferred.


Colonel Fitzpatrick to Lane

Written from: Cowlin[?] [this name is doubtful]

Date: 30 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 164

Document type: Holograph

Recommends to the friendship of Sir George Lane, the bearer of this letter, Mr Peter Harvey, who will submit a proposition relating to the Customs.


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Oxford

Date: 30 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 64

Document type: Holograph. Not printed by Lister.

Family affairs.

Reports particulars of interviews with Lord Cavendish at Roehampton & at Oxford.


An Account of the Arms of each troop, and company, of the Army [of Ireland]; taken at the Muster of the last of September, 1663

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 30 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 553-554

Document type: Original


Petition of John Armstrong, and Patrick Murphy, poor condemned prisoners, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 30 September] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 100v

Document type: Copy

Recite their conviction of certain facts of felony & burglary, at the late Assizes for the Queen's County; also, the reprieve of one of the petitioners, & the respite of judgment upon the other. Pray that the Lord Lieutenant will grant to them his Majesty's pardon.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Judges of Assize [for the province of Leinster]

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 3 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 100v

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Report of Mr Justice Booth, to the Duke of Ormond, upon the cases of the petitioners above-named, respectively

Date: 19 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 100v-101

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Warrant by the Duke of Ormond for the grant, in due form of law, of his Majesty's gracious pardon to John Armstrong and Patrick Murphy

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 November 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 101

Document type: Copy


A List of persons committed, upon occasion of the late conspiracy to seize Dublin Castle

Date: September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 570

Document type: Original


A Draught of Instructions, by the King, to the Commissioners for Executing the 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland, concerning the case of Randal, Lord Marquess of Antrim, thereunder

Date: [September? 1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 382-383

Document type: Without date, signature, address, or endorsement


Memorial, on the state of proceedings, under the 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland

Date: [September 1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 598-599

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.

Memorial, on the state of proceedings, under the 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland; and concerning provisions to be inserted in a new Bill, for amendment thereof. By Sir Richard Rainsford. Sent to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: [September?] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 41

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Describes the military services, under the writer's command, of Captain Henry Leigh. ... Recommends the widow of Captain Leigh, and also his aged father, as fit objects for the King's bounty & gracious consideration.


Encloses

Draught of a Letter on behalf of Frideswide Leigh, and George Leigh; to be offered for his Majesty's signature

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 41


Notes and Extracts, by Thomas Carte, from a publication entitled "An Account of the Phanatick Plot, in October & September [so in MS.], 1663; ... by ... Hodgkinson"

Date: September and October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 19v


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 90-91

Document type: Copy

When the Judges return from their circuits, their opinions shall be required upon those points complained of in the Petitions transmitted to the King, unless his Majesty shall it think fitter to refer them to the Judges of England. ...

Notices some points of the proposed Act explanatory of the Settlement Act. ...

Sends some correspondence concerning recruits for the Army here. ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 65

Document type: Copy

The Chancellor's letter of September 13 found its receiver at Kilkenny. He hopes this answer will find the Chancellor in London busied with that consideration of the new Act [for Ireland] which it is sure to need. It is of absolute necessity, in order to quiet, that the people [of Ireland], of all sorts, should see that something is doing for their security & settlement. ...

If Lord Clarendon looks upon the composition of this Council and Parliament [in Ireland], he "will not think it probable that the settlement can be with much favour, or even, indeed, with reasonable regard, to the [native] Irish. If it be, it will not pass. If it be not, we must look for all the clamour that can be raised by undone men." ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 184-185

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... As soon as the Judges return to Dublin, their opinion shall be required upon the points complained of in the Petitions transmitted from hence on 26th August. ...

Adds particulars concerning (1) a letter offered on behalf of Sir George Lane [but "neither recommended, nor considered" by the writer]; and (2) certain pretensions of Sir Audley Mervyn. ...[Both of these matters relate to the Land Settlement, & the proceedings thence arising.]


Enclosure 1

Copy of a Letter of the Duke of Albemarle to the Duke of Ormond, concerning certain recruits for the Army of Ireland

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 185


Enclosure 2

Copy of a Letter of the Duke of Ormond to the Duke of Albemarle; in reply to that above-recited

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 185


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 186-187

Document type: Copy, as before

... "It was of absolute necessity, in order to our quiet, that the people of all sorts should see that there was something doing for their security and settlement, beyond what was done by virtue of the former Act, on which the Commissioners had declared they could not, with good conscience, make any further progress. My want", adds the Duke, "of understanding of laws, already made, is such that I can contribute but little to the making of new ones." ...

"A settlement, one way or other, is absolutely necessary. ... And, if you look upon the composition of this Council & Parliament, you will not think it probable it can be with much favour, or indeed with reasonable regard, to the Irish. If it be, it will not pass. If it be not, we must look for all the clamour that can be raised by undone men." ...


Enclosure 1

Copy of the Duke of Ormond's letter to Sir Henry Bennet

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 184-185


Enclosure 2

Copy of the Duke of Ormond's letter to the Duke of Albemarle

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 184-185


Lady Tyrconnel to Ormond

Date: 1 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 556

Document type: Holograph

Requests the favour of the Duke's returning to the writer a 'Declaration', sent for his Grace's signature.


Lady Tyrconnel to Lane

Date: 1 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 558

Document type: Holograph

Repeats the writer's thanks for a letter received.

Asks his furtherance of her request addressed to the Duke of Ormond, this day of date.


Petition of George Lodge to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 1 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 81v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Edward Crofton, and another, of the Earl of Ossory's troop; with the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 3 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 81v

Document type: Copy


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 166

Document type: Holograph

The indiscretion of Lady Antrim, contrary to an opinion entertained of her prudence, as being "above the usual proportion in that sex", enforces the writer to trouble the Lord Lieutenant with some details respecting the proceedings of the Commissioners of Claims upon her husband's case. ... Otherwise, the writer would have awaited his Grace's return to Dublin.


Colonel [Francis?] Lloyd to Ormond

Written from: Chester Castle

Date: 2 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 168

Document type: Original

Communicates in detail an account of the military measures taken at Chester, for its effectual defence, upon news of the political conspiracies discovered in Ireland.


Lloyd to Ormond

Written from: Chester Castle

Date: 2 October 1663, 7 o'clock P.M.

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 174

Document type: Original

Since the concluding of the writer's former letter to his Grace, several prisoners are sent into this Castle by order of the Deputy Lieutenants of the county [of Chester]. Among them, are Colonel Croxton and Colonel Dukinfield.


Encloses

Edward Copley to Robert Holt

Written from: Bothley

Date: 24 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 174

Document type: Copy

Particulars of a renewed attempt at "the altering ... by the discontented brethren ... of the present Government". These men have had a general meeting in London, "for uniting of all sects".


Lady Tyrconnel to Lane

Date: [2 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 560

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the circumstances of Lord Tyrconnel's claim for rent due by one of his tenants, Captain Knowles, who alleges a release given him by certain Commissioners of 1649.


Petition of Katherine Almery to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 2 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 82r-v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of an alleged wrongful distraint, by Collectors of Quit-Rents, upon lands in the Queen's County belonging to the petitioner's husband, John Almery, now absent in England. With prayer for an order of restitution, and for a reference of the Collectors' claims to persons indifferent.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and to his Majesty's Auditor-General

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 5 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 82v

Document type: Copy


Petition of William Shee, an orphan, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 2 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 83

Document type: Copy

A grandchild and heir of William Shee, the Elder, late Recorder of Kilkenny, deceased, was seized of certain lands and tenements in the city and county of Kilkenny, until he was dispossessed thereof by the late usurped power.

Part of the lands aforesaid being now at his Majesty's disposal, petitioner prays for the grant of a custodiam thereof, at the ancient rent.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Barons of the Court of Exchequer

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 5 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 83

Document type: Copy


Sir Henry Wood & others (Officers of the Lord Steward's Department in the Royal Household) to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 170-171

Document type: Original [signed as before by Wood, Fox, & Boreman]

Report, at great length, their joint opinion upon various measures connected with the regulation of his Majesty's Household.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 92

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Court incidents.

Mention of some Advices sent to Sir George Lane.


The Examination of William Foster, a corporal serving in the foot-company commanded by Colonel Hayward St Leger [in relation to a political conspiracy]

Date: 5 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 175

Document type: Original; as sent to Lord Lieutenant the Marquess of Ormond


A like Examination of William Ayleston, on the same subject and occasion

Date: 5 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 175v

Document type: Original


A like Examination of Thomas Jackson, of the city of Limerick

Date: 5 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 176

Document type: Original


Lord Montagu to Sandwich

Written from: Boughton

Date: 5 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 260

Document type: Holograph

In a matter of assessment to subsidies, the King has been good to the writer, who had been "unkindly dealt with by his brother Peers".

The Act expressly empowers the Commissioners to make abatement of an undue assessment upon complaint prior to the return to the Exchequer.


Subjoins

Bennet to Lord Montagu

Written from: Oxford

Date: 27 September 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 259

Document type: Copy

The King, looking upon the report made to his Majesty of Lord Montagu's complaint upon an assessment to the subsidy, deems the surcharge to be an act of malice; and has commanded the Lord Chancellor to see that due remedy be provided.

Note. Lord Montagu sent also the copy of his reply to Bennet, but this does not now appear.


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [5? October 1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 34-35

Many of the counties have sent to the Lord General [Duke of Albemarle] assurances of their care in settling the Militia, and in appointing officers "to keep constant guard, in a convenient place" of each county.

It had been hoped that "His Majesty's Clemency", and the admonitions of the Judges upon their several circuits, would have kept the Nonconformists "within some bounds of modesty", but these hopes, in certain parts of the country, have not been realized.

Advices from various parts of the Continent are also noticed.


Sir James Shaen to the Countess of Chesterfield

Written from: Charing Cross, London

Date: 6 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 177

Document type: Original

Particulars of some financial and family arrangements.


William Temple to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 6 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 172

Document type: Holograph

Reports the writer's attendance before the Lord Chancellor [Clarendon] and Secretary Sir Henry Bennet and the progress of his Suit.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 94-95

Document type: Holograph

His Grace's recommendation concerning successorship to the late Lord Mount-Alexander came to the King's hands, after Sir Robert Byron had spoken to him for it. He is inclined to give it to Byron on account of meritorious service - which hitherto his Majesty has been little able to reward - but will not absolutely dispose of the place, until he hears from the Lord Lieutenant again. ...

Adds, in a PS., that in Mr Temple's acquaintance the writer hopes to find occasion of thankfulness to his Grace.

Adds, in a 2nd PS., his Majesty's recommendation of Major Grimes for some command in Ireland.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 95

Document type: Holograph

There is information of an intended rising in this city, and in many other parts of England, especially in the North. But circumstances point to the conclusion that it is a false alarm.


Girolamo da Vecchi, Internuncio, to Bonaventura (McBruodin)

Written from: Brussels

Date: 7 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 135

Document type: Copy. From Bishop Stearne's MSS.

Various pending affairs of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland; and particularly as to Oaths of Allegiance.

Latin.


De Vecchiis to Father Bonaventure Brodin

Written from: Brussels

Date: 7 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 257

Document type: Translation [from Latin]

Has received Father Brodin's letter of 20 September, written from Paris. Wishes him a happy journey into Ireland, and sends him the faculties of an Apostolic Missioner.

Instructs him to admonish all Catholics, ecclesiastics and laity, to keep the sincere & perfect observance of the Holy Apostolic See; praying no regard whatever to "the new form of Fidelity of the Valesians".


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 255

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Recites the sale, by the fishmongers of London, of an adventure [of lands] in the barony of Skreene [in the county of Meath], containing 2,586 acres, to one Carew of Marybone Park, who sold it to Sir John Pole, and others; and also the inheritance of the adventure aforesaid by Sir Courtenay Pole, baronet, and his suit for reprisals in lieu of certain claims and incumbrances with which the said adventure is found to be charged. ...

Directs that such reprisals be granted, out of such lands as are nearest adjacent to the barony aforesaid.


George Bushell to Ormond

Written from: Galway

Date: 9 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 179

Document type: Apparently, Holograph

After narrating, at very great length, petitioner's service to the Crown, and the services also of several members of his family, some of whom, he says, were killed in that service, he describes his possession of the office of 'Searcher in his Majesty's Port of Galway', ever since the King's restoration; states that the office aforesaid has been sold by the Earl of Cork, over petitioner's head; and that, as he is now informed, the buyer of the office is about to sue out his Patent, under Lord Cork's grant. ...

Prays his Grace's protection; and adds that the person, so favoured by the Earl of Cork, was formerly a victualler to the Rebel Navy, under the late Usurper.


Albemarle to Ormond

Written from: Cockpit [Whitehall]

Date: 10 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 181

Document type: Original

The men sent over under Major Beversham are sent only as recruits. There are no officers that have express promise to continue as officers. But the writer believes that some of them will bring over letters to the Lord Lieutenant, from the King, desiring his Grace to provide for them.


Sir Robert Byron to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 10 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 183

Document type: Holograph

Upon receipt, by the writer, of the news of Lord Mount-Alexander's death - which came to him, before that event was known to the Court - he besought the King for succession to the vacant office. ... He knows that his Grace's recommendation is necessary, but trusts that the writer's pretensions will be thought, by him, as good as those of any other man, if length of service, loyalty, and sufferings, can give a man any advantage over others. ...


Daniel O'Neill to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall?

Date: 10 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 187

Document type: Copy

Recites, again, the circumstances of the late disposal and of the now proposed disposal of the postmastership of Dublin; answers certain allegations contained in the Petition of Samuel Bathurst; prays that his Grace will be pleased to "settle Mr [Robert] Ward in the office", granted to him, by the writer [who had a grant of the office of Postmaster-General in succession to Colonel Henry Bishop in 1662; but the usual royal order "for quieting the Postmaster-General in the execution of his office" was not issued until the 25 May, 1663.]


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 257-258

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]. Endorsed by Ormond.

A grant of forfeited lands in Ireland, to the value of two thousand pounds a year, to be passed to Charles, Lord Viscount Fitzharding [afterwards, created Earl of Falmouth].


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 259

Document type: Original

Further directions for the quiet enjoyment, by Robert Ward, of the place of Postmaster of Ireland.


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 10 October [1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 67-68

Document type: Holograph

Mr Temple brought the Duke's letter of September 6. ... He seems to be a person of parts & to understand Ireland well; which, the writer thinks, it is not hard to do, yet Ireland is understood by few here. ... He (Temple) seems to believe some of the Commissioners to be better affected to the English interest than the rest. ...

Reports, at great length, various conferences and proceedings concerning the Explanatory Bill, and concerning other public and personal affairs. ...


Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Cleveland, to Sandwich

Written from: Willington

Date: 10 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 125

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Reports what has been done towards the desired meeting of the Deputy Lieutenants of Huntingdonshire with respect to Militia business. Adds that "Buckinghamshire will stand upon their own strength without the aid of the Militia of this county, or of any other".


Fitzhardinge to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 554-555

Document type: Holograph

Expresses the writer's satisfaction that the King has "put his fortune" into the Duke's hands. Refers to a former conference with His Grace "on the business of the Barony of Reese", and asks furtherance in that affair.


Colonel J. Cromwell to Lane

Written from: Downe

Date: 10 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 565

Submits a solicitation from Thomas Mallard, one of the writer's troopers, and the holder of some land near to Wexford, whose rights have been infringed, and who desires to state the case to Sir George Lane, the present owner of the land in question.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 261

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Confirms to Captain William Hamilton, a grant of certain forfeited lands in the barony of Dungannon and county of Tyrone, according to the tenour of a proviso on his behalf, contained in the 'Act of Settlement'; and notwithstanding a representation in respect thereto, and to its effect upon their securities, made by the commissioned officers of the Army of Ireland, who served before the 5th of June, 1649.


Bishop of Winchester to Ormond

Date: 12 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 153

Document type: Holograph

When the writer recommended Major Fletcher to his Grace, it was upon importunity, ... & with some self-condemnation, as going beyond the sphere of the writer's profession. He is therefore so much the more obliged by the favourable reception accorded. ...


Letters-Patent of King Charles II containing a full pardon of all offences committed by Edward, Earl of Sandwich, Vice Admiral of England

Written from: Westminster

Date: 12 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 274, fol(s). 3

Latin.


Petition of Owen Roberts to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 12 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 84v

Document type: Copy

Arrears of military pay as a soldier in the Duke of Albemarle's company, until December last.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Muster-Master-General

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 84v

Document type: Copy


Petition of George Kennedy, of Dublin, merchant, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 12 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 84

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Ensign Thomas Hutton, and others. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 84v

Document type: Copy


Colonel Richard Talbot to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 561-563

Document type: Holograph

Asks Lord Ossory to inform himself of the causes which induced the Duke of Ormond to express to Sir George Hamilton his dissatisfaction with the writer, who adds that the Duke's good opinion is what he has anxiously endeavoured to deserve.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 81

Document type: Original; signed

All at Court are alive, "a day after the 12th", and so, for aught that is known, are the King's friends, throughout the Kingdom; "after a very warm alarm, of which nothing hath appeared".


Lane to Colonel Villiers

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 257

Document type: Copy

If any officers come over, at this time, at all, the Lord Lieutenant has so good an opinion of Captain Graham, that he would be as glad of him, as of any, in the quality expressed.


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 188-189

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... The construction that would or might be made of so extraordinary an interposition ... [as that on behalf of Lord Antrim] was humbly represented by the writer to Mr Secretary Bennet. He (the writer) has remained satisfied with that discharge of his duty and has applied himself to the prevention of the inconveniences that might arise to his Majesty's service from the ill humours which that affair produced. ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 190

Document type: Copy; as before

Answers the Chancellor's recommendations for Commissions in the Army of Ireland, made on behalf of Sir Humphrey Middleton, & of Captain Pleydell.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 October 1663 [No. I Private]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 191

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Particulars concerning a proposed way of compensating the Secretary in case he should "fail of the bounty designed by his Majesty, upon my Lord of Clanmalier's estate". ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 October 1663 [No. II Public]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 192-195

Document type: Copy; as before

... Colonel Richard Talbot affirms, in a letter to his brother, Sir Robert Talbot, that he had "prevailed for the stop" of the Explanatory Bill. ... The writer has, with the assistance of some of the Council, taken into consideration the omissions that were, they conceive, "in the Act [as] transmitted, under the Seal, and shall hope, by the next post, to transmit & submit them to his Majesty's consideration". ... Adds particulars concerning the remodelling of the King's Household; and concerning several minor affairs. ...


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the making out of particulars of certain lands mentioned in his Majesty's letter, on behalf of Colonel John Fitzpatrick, dated 14th September, preceding

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 143v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Owen Vaughan, and George Bushell, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 14 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 84

Document type: Copy

Petitioners are farmers of the licenses for sale of wines, and strongwaters, in the county of Galway, and town of Galway. They submit a complaint against John Browne, and others, who retail those commodities without license. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 84

Document type: Copy


Petition of William Sommer to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 14 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 188v

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances of petitioner's journeys into England and Scotland by command of the late Lords Justices, and by command of his Majesty. ...

Prays for an increased allowance for the necessary expenses of the said journeys, according to precedents cited; and that the payments may be ordered to be made out of moneys in the hands of Sir James Shaen, and available for purposes named in his Majesty's Letter of March 1, 1661.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Sir Paul Davys and to Sir James Ware

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 188v-189

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate of Sir Paul Davys, and Sir James Ware, upon the Petition to them referred, as above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 22 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 188v-189

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment of a sum of £60 to petitioner out of his Majesty's Treasury at Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 189v


[A Warrant] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [for quartering his guards within the City of Dublin]. Addressed to the Sheriffs.

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 240

Document type: Certified Copy


Petition of John Nolan to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 15 October 1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 589

Document type: Original

Recites the recovery in the Court of Claims by Lord Viscount Dillon, of certain lands formerly allotted to, and possessed by, petitioner. ...

Prays for reprisals by the grant of a custodiam of the lands of Brodallagh & Ballivanan ... now in the hands of Ulick Burke, esquire. ...


Subjoined 1

A Certificate of the Consent of Ulick Burke, esquire, to the grant of a custodiam of the lands of Brodallagh & Ballyvanan, to John Nolan, aforesaid

Date: 9 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 591

Document type: Original


Subjoined 2

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition of John Nolan, calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 589v

Document type: Original


Petition of John Powell, and Thomas Blettso, esquires, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 16 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 85

Document type: Copy

Have, by authority from his Majesty's Commissioners in that behalf, farmed that branch of his Majesty's Revenue which arises by wine & strongwaters licenses in the counties of Kilkenny, Wicklow [in MS.: "Wickloe"], Wexford, and Carlow [in MS.: "Catherlogh"], respectively.

Submit a list of persons who retail the commodities aforesaid without license; and pray for an order to enforce the giving of due satisfaction to petitioners.


Annex 1

A Schedule of the names of persons, sixty-three in number, charged with unlawful vending of wines & strongwaters

Date: [circa 16 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 85

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

An Order upon the above-recited Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 19 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 85

Document type: Copy


Petition of Nicholas French to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 16 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 85v

Document type: Copy

Plaint against Nicholas Dalimain, and another, officers of the Customs House, for entering with force and arms into petitioner's chamber, and carrying from thence sixty pieces of ribbon, "bought upon a market-day, in Dublin", wrongfully alleging that the same were "uncustomed goods". With prayer for a reference of this plaint to the Commissioners of Appeal in matters of Customs & Excise.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition, as prayed for

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 19 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 85v

Document type: Copy


Bishop of Salisbury [John Earle, late Bishop of Worcester] to Lane

Written from: Westminster

Date: 17 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 195

Document type: Holograph

Personal affairs; and more especially particulars in relation to the writer's transfer from Worcester to Salisbury, where he is now about to reside (with intention to remain until March ensuing).


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 98

Document type: Holograph

The Queen is extremely ill. She told the King she did not hope to live, but left all the world willingly, except himself. ...

The new Surveyor of the Press hath been very successful in his enquiries after seditious books. ... Amongst them, he has found one entitled Murder will out, ... in which, amongst other things, it is said that the King has accused his Father in order to clear Lord Antrim.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 13v

Document type: Copy

In obedience to the signification of his Majesty's pleasure contained in the Secretary's letter of 31st ulto, transmits draught of a letter for payment to the Earl of Inchiquin of a sum of £3,750, being the remainder of a sum of £5,000. ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 14

Document type: Copy

Colonel Jeffries, who is a suitor for entry into the possession of certain lands formerly granted by his late Majesty to one Edward Bassett (whose daughter Jeffries married), merited well in the King's service, & is recommended to Mr Secretary Bennet's favour therein. The draught of a letter is enclosed. ...


Arlington to Ormond

Date: 17 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 18

Document type: Breviate (from Miscellanea Aulica)

Notice of a pamphlet, relating (in part) to the Marquess of Antrim, and his concern in the Irish Rebellion of 1641, and entitled, Murder will out, found "by the Surveyors of the Press", among other malicious papers.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant in due form, to John Povey, esquire, of the office of third Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland, the same being void by the death of Thomas Dongan

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 145

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant in due form to Thomas Pigott, esquire, of the sum of three hundred pounds, per annum, during life; according to the tenour of his Majesty's letter of 21st September preceding

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 144v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas Reynolds, merchant, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 17 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 88v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Arthur Meredith, and others. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 88v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Francis, Lord Baron of Athenry, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 17 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 89

Document type: Copy

Recites the restoration of the Lord Marquess of Antrim and his Lady, to their former estates, by decree of the Court of Claims; and also that an estate possessed by them, on the account of transplantation into Connaught, falls thereby into his Majesty's disposal. Prays the grant of a custodiam of the lands in Connaught so released.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 89

Document type: Copy


Petition of Oliver Morres to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 86v

Document type: Copy

Petitioner "obtained a decree in his Majesty's High Court of Chancery ... against one Richard Hammerton, of the Court liberty of the Regality of Tipperary". ... After which, & in petitioner's absence, "and contrary to his directions, his counsel condescended to a reference to one Dr Hugh Gore, of the Corporation of Clonmel". ... Petitioner prays that the Lord Lieutenant "will grant speedy execution upon the said decree, against the said Hammerton's goods and chattels". ...


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Sir William Davys [in MS.: "Davis"], Chancellor of the Duke of Ormond's Court for the Regalities & Liberties of the county of Tipperary

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 86v

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Johnson to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 88

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against George Atherly, and others. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 88

Document type: Copy


Petition of Major Robert Ward to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 89v

Document type: Copy

Recites particulars of petitioner's claim for certain arrears of pay for his service as Provost-Marshal of Ulster, under his Grace's Commission bearing date April 16, 1649. ... Prays for his Grace's order to the Sub-Commissioners for stating arrears of pay accruing before June 5, 1649, to allow the same in their account.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Trustees of the Commissioned Officers of his Majesty's Army before 5 June, 1649; "to do therein what they conceive to be fit"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 90

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Moore and Theophilus Sandford to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 91v

Document type: Copy

Recite their purchase of certain lands from persons transplanted into Connaught, & not restored, or decreed to be restored, to their former estates. Petitioners, being Protestants, are entitled by the 'Act of Settlement' to continue in possession until they be reprized. Notwithstanding which, one Allan Donnell has passed a custodiam of part of the said lands, and others are endeavouring to procure like grants of the remainder. Pray for an order directing the entry of caveats in the Court of Exchequer on their behalf.


Annexed 1

A List of John Moore's lands [in the counties of Roscommon, Galway, and Clare, respectively]

Date: [circa 18 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 91v


Annexed 2

A List of Theophilus Sandford's lands [in the county of Roscommon]

Date: [circa 18 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 92

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

An Order upon the Petition and Schedules calendared respectively above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 91v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas Wilson, late Serjeant to Sir Matthew Appleyard, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 92v

Document type: Copy

Arrears of pay.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Muster-Master-General of the Army

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 92v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas Wilkinson, clerk, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 93

Document type: Copy

Plaint that contrary to provisions in the late Act for Subsidies, petitioner, as Vicar of Swords, is charged, "for every one of the eight entire subsidies granted by the Clergy to his Majesty, the sum of £3 7s., sterling, ... and is further charged, in the county of Meath, for his personal stock there, the sum of £7 15s. 4d."...

With prayer for an order of restitution of the overcharge.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Commissioners of Subsidies for the county of Meath. With special instructions.

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 93

Document type: Copy


Petition of Colonel Chidley Coote to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 96v

Document type: Copy

Arrears of pay. With prayer for an order for the stating of petitioner's accounts "unto the time of his dismissal [in MS.: "dismisse"]"; in order to payment.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Muster-Master-General of the Army in Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 97

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate of the arrears due to Colonel Chidley Coote, as Captain of a foot-company, from 20 October, 1661, to 27 July, 1662, viz. £103 4s

Date: 28 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 97

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Final Order of the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition, and Certificate, calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 November 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 97

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Powell and Thomas Blettsoe, esquires, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 102v

Document type: Copy

A further Plaint concerning unlicensed retailers of wines and strongwaters, within the counties of Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow & Carlow. With a schedule of the names of the offenders; and with the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 102v

Document type: Copy


Major John Beversham to Ormond

Written from: Chester

Date: 19 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 197

Document type: Holograph

Is now doing his best to complete his assigned number of 500 men, to be brought as recruits into Ireland. Submits to his Grace a copy of the writer's Commission to that end.


Major John Beversham to Lane

Written from: Chester

Date: 19 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 199

Document type: Holograph

Gives further details and elucidations of the writer's pains to obtain loyal and good soldiers for the purpose mentioned in the letter immediately preceding. Will transmit, hereafter, a list of the names of the officers who are to come over.


Petition of Edward Hill, and Anne Rowley, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 19 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 86

Document type: Copy

Allege that, by the evidence of malicious persons, the petitioners were found guilty at Kilmainham Sessions of robbery & condemned to die. Recite his Grace's reprieve of them, & subsequent order of banishment to the West Indies, within a time limited, and now expired. Pray for an extension of the time, "the ship being now ready to set sail".


Annexed

Warrant for the release of the above-named petitioners, upon conditions stated

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 86

Document type: Copy


Petition of Walter Bird to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 19 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 86

Document type: Copy

Was for one year, ending 1st May, 1662, farmer of the licenses of wines and strongwaters for the town of Galway, by a lease, "from one Joseph Bond, chief Farmer [thereof] under Mr Mabbott". Complains of Richard Barnard, and others, as retailers of the said commodities without license. Prays that the offenders may be enforced to give reasonable satisfaction to the petitioner.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 86v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Richard Divelin and Patrick Divelin to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 19 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 87r-v

Document type: Copy

Recite the circumstances under which petitioners were found guilty, at the late Assizes held at Trim, of having "killed men, though they [i.e. the witnesses then examined] knew not their names, nor could tell what they were". Recite also that petitioners were subsequently reprieved until 27 October instant. ...

Pray for the Lord Lieutenant's pardon; "referring themselves to the report of the Judge of Assize", upon their case.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Justice of Assize. With an Order to the Sheriff of Meath, for extension of the reprieve.

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 88

Document type: Copy


Petition of Daniel O'Rone to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 19 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 88v

Document type: Copy

Hath farmed the wine and strongwaters licenses in the county of Kildare, under Gilbert Mabbott, esquire, for the year ending in May 1662.

Complains of Thomas Fath and others, retailers of wine &c, in the same county for refusing "to compound with petitioner for their said license". With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon the above-recited Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 88v

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Nolan to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 19 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 95

Document type: Copy

Recites particulars of petitioner's dispossession, under a late Decree of the Court of Claims, made on behalf of the Lord Viscount Dillon, of 800 acres of land [in the province of Connaught] formerly set forth to petitioner. Prays to be, in part, reprized out of the lands of "Brodillagh and Clonbanon, lately in the possession of Sir John Bellew, ... which were, by way of custodiam, granted to Ulick Bourke, esquire", ... who, it is added, consents thereto.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, directing a grant, in custodiam, of the lands prayed for; the consent recited being declared in the Court of Exchequer, and the petitioner giving recognizance therein for due payment of the rent, reserved

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 95

Document type: Copy


John Thompson to Ormond

Written from: Culbenagher

Date: 20 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 201

Document type: Holograph

Reports certain particulars of some popular alarms & commotions, upon rumoured movements among the native Irish.


Colonel John Jeffreys to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 20 October [1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 203

Document type: Holograph

Court and political incidents. The Queen is upon her recovery; all the physicians agree that the fever is slackened. ... Sir William Compton's death is generally lamented. ... Three days ago there came hither an alarm from Yorkshire, of an intended insurrection - 300 horsemen being seen in Skipton Park. The intended leaders, it is said, are "Gill Washington, Pickering, and one Smallwood, an impudent preacher". ...


[A Warrant] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [for quartering the Battle-Axe Guard within the City of Dublin]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 242

Document type: Certified Copy


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 263

Document type: Original

Confirms to John Bulteel, esquire, a grant of all bonds and recognizances taken in the port of Galway between the first day of May, 1656, and the fourteenth day of August 1660, for transplantation [so in MS., meaning "transportation"] of wool or wool-fells into some port or ports of England & Wales, and which have been forfeited.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 96-97

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Reports the progress made in the discussion of the Bill Explanatory of the Act of Settlement. ...

The legal opinions taken by Mr O'Neill, concerning the Post-Office in Ireland, shew that Bathurst was but the deputy of Bishop; & that he is therefore removable at Mr O'Neill's pleasure. O'Neill has obtained his Majesty's express command for the admission of Mr Robert Ward to the office aforesaid. ...


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the providing of convoys of horse for Valentine Greatrakes, esquire, Receiver of Hearth-Money in the county of Waterford, in order to the due bringing thereof from Waterford to Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 145

Document type: Copy


Sir James Shaen to Ormond

Written from: Charing Cross

Date: 20 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 548

Document type: Holograph

Has learnt from the Earl of Meath, the fact of the publication in England of a libellous and scandalous pamphlet containing an attack upon his Grace's character. The pamphlet purports to have been printed abroad. Steps, the writer suggests, ought immediately to be taken for ascertaining its real origin & authorship.


Petition of Richard Warde (a distiller) to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 21 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 90v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Thomas Brewer, one of his Grace's servants. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 90v

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Burgis, and others, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: circa 21 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 91

Document type: Copy

Recite his Grace's Order of 26 August last directing Lieutenant Maurice Berkeley [in MS.: "Morris Barkley"] to give to the petitioners due satisfaction in the matter of their former complaint against him. ... Recite also the defendant's answer, which petitioners assert to be false & scandalous. ... Pray that his Grace will refer the matter to the inquiry of such Commissioners as he may be pleased to appoint.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Sir Henry Tichborne

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 91

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Heart [so in MS.] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 21 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 92

Document type: Copy

Hath been fourteen weeks a prisoner in Dublin. His Grace's order of release dated 29 August directed a preliminary examination of the petitioner, ... whereupon "he was constrained to refuse the manner of swearing ... not out of any contempt of the law, ... but upon the same grounds for which he refuseth conformity". ... Petitioner prays to be released, "seeing he hath dealt faithfully in his acknowledgment about the late Plot".


Annexed

Instructions to the Lord Chief Justice of his Majesty's Court of Chief Place for the taking of recognizances from the above-named petitioner for his appearance before the Commissioners of Gaol Delivery in Dublin, whereupon further order will be given

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 92

Document type: Copy


Petition of Katherine Wright ... [and others, convicted prisoners] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 21 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 107v

Document type: Copy

Recite his Grace's order for the grant of his Majesty's pardon to the petitioners; and also their several inability to pay the fees for passing the same. Pray for permission to sue it in forma pauperis.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 107v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Peter Dalton, in behalf of the inhabitants of Nenagh, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 21 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 119v

Document type: Copy

Plaint that several troopers [quartered in Nenagh] are indebted to inhabitants there, for diet and horsemeat, to the amount of £129 4s. 3d., sterling. With prayer that order be given to the Vice-Treasurer for payment of that sum, & for its defalcation from the respective entertainments.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Sir Daniel Bellingham

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 119v

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Report, by Sir Daniel Bellingham, to the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition to him referred as above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 6 November 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 120

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Final Order of the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition, and Report, calendared respectively above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 November 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 120r-v

Document type: Copy


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 104-107

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Particulars concerning the reorganization of the Royal Household; and also of the King's willingness to shew favour to the family of the late Earl of Mount-Alexander, as recommended by the Lord Lieutenant.

Details of various matters of routine relating to public affairs in Ireland. ...


The Names of the claimants to the lands granted to the Earl of Carlingford, in the county of Louth. [Received from Lord Carlingford, 22 October 1663. With some notes thereupon, in another hand.]

Date: 22 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 600

Document type: Original. The date endorsed by Ormond.


The Proprietors' names of the lands given to Sir Hardress Waller, in the county of Limerick

Date: 22 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 601

Document type: Original. With like endorsement.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 196-198

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Details concerning (1) proposed alterations in the Civil and Military Lists of Ireland; (2) the case of Thomas Boyd, a merchant of Dublin, accused of complicity in the late conspiracy, who, it seems, expected to escape trial, "for a sum of money, to be given to some undertaker" [i.e. some courtier at Whitehall?] ... ; (3) a petition from some of the Irish nobility & gentry, relative to the pending Explanatory Bill.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 100

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Extraordinary care has prevented the expected rising in the North. ... There is some hope of the Queen's recovery, but not, as yet, the confident expectation of it.


[A Draught of] the Establishment for Military Affairs in Ireland, to begin the first day of October 1663. Sent into England [by Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond] 23 October 1663.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 23 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 443-446

Document type: Copy


Shaen to the Duchess of Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 24 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 205

Document type: Holograph

Knowing that Lord Orrery is desirous to give, upon all occasions, proof of his earnest desire to serve her Grace, the writer ventures to think that any reasonable overture, even from so inconsiderable a person as the writer, ... [for his Lordship's encouragement to such service] will meet with a favourable construction from the Duchess, he therefore submits the enclosed paper. ...

If her Grace shall be pleased to acquaint the Duke of Ormond therewith, and the Duke to recommend such a grant to his Majesty [so in MS.], it would better enable Lord Orrery (whose necessities at this time will, the writer knows, make welcome so noble a favour) to serve the King, and the Duchess. ...


Encloses

Draught, by Sir James Shaen, of a proposed letter from the King to the Duke of Ormond, for granting to the Earl of Orrery a sum "not exceeding £2,500" out of the Exchequer of Ireland

Date: [The date in blank]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 207


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 265-266

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Directs the course to be followed in the setting out of reprisal lands in Ireland to George, Duke of Albemarle, in case any of the lands, tenements, houses, and hereditaments, in the town & county of Galway, & elsewhere in the province of Connaught, granted to him by an Indenture under the Great Seal of England bearing date at Westminster the seventh of August last, "shall happen to be restored to the former proprietors, by virtue of an Act of Parliament ... for the Settlement of ... Ireland". ...


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 102

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

The Examinations of the Prisoners taken at York, sent to the King by the Duke of Buckingham, shew that there was a real and dangerous plot. ...


J. [?] Salusbury to Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon

Written from: Highgate

Date: 24 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 76, fol(s). 5

Document type: Holograph

Communicates various foreign advices that have reached London. Mentions a plan for superseding the old practice of open tables at Court, by a system of contracts and of board-wages, proposed, he says, as a model for the nobility to imitate; and adds "If it take, farewell rents and charity, at once; ... farewell, the hospitality that entertains the toiling farmer, and feeds the needy beggar". Adds, also, in a Postscript, a contradiction of "the ill news of the Queen's death", which had been rumoured.


Earl of Chesterfield to Ormond

Written from: Holyhead

Date: 24 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 550

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for favours & honours conferred on the writer in Ireland.

Adds that he believes Captain Bartlett will return to Dublin, with Lord Cavendish.


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 24 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 478

Document type: Holograph

Describes the apprehension entertained for the life of the Queen, endangered by violent and long-continued fever.

Adds some particulars of the progress of "the new Bill of Settlement" for Ireland, and of other pending political affairs.


Petition of Peter Wybrants, of Dublin, alderman, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 24 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 93

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Lieutenant George Smyth & another. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 93

Document type: Copy


Petition of William Raphson to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 24 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 98v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against George Dodson, of Lord Dungannon's troop of horse. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 98v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Anthony Ballard, late Ensign to Captain John St Leger, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 93v

Document type: Copy

Arrears of pay.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Muster-Master-General of the Army

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 93v

Document type: Copy


Petition of John van Persyne to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 93v

Document type: Copy

Plaint against Captain Maurice Berkeley for non-completion of an agreement entered into by him for the perfecting of a lease to petitioner of two houses, and their appurtenances, "called by the name of Crane Castle", situate on the Wood Quay [in MS.: "Key"], Dublin. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 94

Document type: Copy


Petition of George Carleton, esquire, Clerk of the Crown and Hanaper in his Majesty's High Court of Chancery, Ireland, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 94

Document type: Copy

Prays the grant of a concordatum, "as in former times ... hath been accustomed", ... for payment of office charges.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Sir John Temple, Master of the Rolls, and others

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 94v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Robert Baythrip to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 98

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Cornet Randal Moore. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 98

Document type: Copy


Ormond to James Hamilton

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 238

Document type: Copy

Has seen Mr Hamilton's letters to Mr Damport. ... Thanks him for vigilance, information & advice. ...

If the Bill [of Explanation] transmitted be looked upon as the Duke's composition, & he as answerable for it, they do his skill in law too much honour. That he holds the Bill capable of amendment, appears by his already offering some amendments to the King's consideration. ...

There neither were upon the late King, not are upon the writer, any obligations to do extraordinary things for Lord Antrim, save only the Queen Mother's commands, & Lord St Alban's interposition; upon both of which the writer sets the value he ought. ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 199-202

Notices, in very earnest words, his concern & disquiet at "so great a misfortune", as the (apparently) desperate illness of the Queen. ...

Is "satisfied as much as anybody that the three Commissioners [under the Act of Settlement] that are gone to you are good Englishmen, & hearty Protestants; and that they will give a good account of their proceedings. ... Yet it may not be an unnecessary vindication to them, ... that the opinion of the Judges in England should be had, upon the particulars most subject to doubt & objected against. ...

... Through a mistake, ... the Commissioners became jealous that I hindered their going over, though I had warrant for it; which put them upon ... obtaining direction to transport themselves, without any reference to my approbation". ... Adds, at great length, further details concerning (1) the Explanatory Bill; (2) the case of Lord Antrim.


Encloses

Copy of a letter of the Duke of Ormond to Mr Secretary Bennet

Date: 14 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 192-195


Arlington to Ormond

Date: 27 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 18

Document type: Breviate (from Miscellanea Aulica)

Communicates a notice of proceedings in Council, concerning the Marquess of Antrim [in relation to the Land-Settlement of Ireland].


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 203-205

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... "I am very glad I was mistaken in my exposition of my Lord General [Duke of Albemarle]'s letter and that there cometh no officer with the men; those [officers] hereupon the place being very many, & very meriting ones". ...

Has received his Majesty's second commands concerning Mr O'Neill & Bathurst [in relation to the postmastership of Dublin], & shall, by next post, give an account of that affair. ...

Adds various details in relation to the disposal of the places in the King's Household within the gift of the Lord Steward and the persons [namely, Sir William Boreman, and Mr (afterwards Sir Stephen) Fox] entrusted by the writer, in that behalf. ...

Is confident that the libel concerning Lord Antrim's affair was not printed here. ... The materials ... may have been transmitted hence.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to Gilbert Jones, for the making of "diligent search and inquiry, in any of his Majesty's dominions, for the body of Thomas Blood..."

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 145v

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to Gilbert Jones, for the making of "diligent search and inquiry, in any of his Majesty's dominions, for the body of Thomas Blood, commonly called 'Blood of Dunboyn', and wherever he can be found to apprehend and keep him in security, until his Majesty's pleasure concerning him shall be made known" ...


License, by the Duke of Ormond, for the repair into England of the above-named Gilbert Jones, and for his continuance there during the space of three months, from date hereof

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 145v

Document type: Copy


William Brent to Lane

Date: 27 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 552

Document type: Holograph

Apprises Sir George Lane of the circumstances attending a loan made by the writer for the public service of the Crown in Ireland, in the time of the Lord Lieutenant Earl of Strafford and upon occasion of a disbanding of troops.


A News-Letter addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 27 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 38-39

Reports various legal and official appointments in England.

Notices events in the Barbary States; advices received from Scotland, and from the border counties.

Adds some details of the illness of the Queen Consort.


Petition of Adam Loftus, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 27 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 94v

Document type: Copy

Recites an Order by his Grace, for suspending the execution of a sentence passed on petitioner, when found guilty of manslaughter in his own defence; and also the remission of that sentence by the King, the arrival of whose "pardon is suddenly expected by the hands of Sir James Shaen, ... only obstructed by contrary winds". Prays that in the meantime an extension of the interval named in the Order aforesaid may be directed.


Annexed

An Order, upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 94v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Archbishop of Tuam

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 19

Document type: Copy

Desires the Archbishop's assistance in promoting the election of Sir Richard Lane, baronet, as Member of Parliament for the borough of Tuam.


Warrant [by the Duke of Ormond] for a Commission to issue, to inquire of the yearly value of Artane ... [and other lands, in the barony of Coolock, and county of Dublin, set apart for the orphans of Colonel Owen O'Connolly]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 146

Document type: Copy


Annex 1

Notification, by John Clotworthy, Viscount Massereene, of his assent to the appointment, by the Lord Lieutenant, of a Commission of Inquiry, as aforesaid

Date: [October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 146

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Walter Walsh to Sir William Domvile

Date: [October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 146

Document type: Copy

The Commissioners enumerated - viz. Maurice Keating, Peter Wybrants, and others - are those that Lord Massareene & the writer "have agreed upon, in the business between his Lordship and Sir Nicholas Armourer".


Petition of Richard, Lord Coote, Baron of Coloony, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 28 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 95v

Document type: Copy

Recites, at great length, particulars of lands formerly possessed by the petitioner which, in pursuance of provisions of the 'Act of Settlement', have been restored to the original proprietors; and also of the directions given in his Majesty's letter of 21 June 1662, for assigning certain other lands, ... "concealed from his Majesty, & discovered by the petitioner", by way of reprisals for the lands so restored. ...

Prays that the reprisal lands aforesaid may be granted in custodiam, and that certain quit-rents amounting to £126 2s. 3d., per annum, "reserved upon the petitioner, in the former & present custodiam, may be remitted", upon grounds stated.


Annex 1

A Schedule of the lands enumerated in his Majesty's letter, under the Signet, above-recited

Date: 21 June 1662

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 95v

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

An Order upon this Petition directing that the rent therein mentioned shall be respited until the 1st May 1664

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 96

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Smyth, merchant, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 28 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 96

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Lieutenant Tristram Thornton, and others. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 96

Document type: Copy


Petition of Arthur Odway to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 28 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 97v

Document type: Copy

Recites the seizure, in the port of Ross, of a parcel of wool, which, upon appraisement, is found "but to be worth the charge it will cost in condemning thereof".

Prays for an order to the Commissioners of Customs to dispose of the said wool, ... whereby ... the "informer [may] be encouraged for the better prevention of frauds".


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Barons of the Court of Exchequer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 97v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Peter Kinsey, and others, late of the Lord Baron of Coloony's troop, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 28 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 98v

Document type: Copy

Arrears of pay.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Muster-Master-General of the Army

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 98v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas Crooke, of Cork, merchant, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 29 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 97

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against John Smyth of Kinsale. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 November 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 97

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Lauderdale

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 150

Document type: Copy

Sir Arthur Forbes was so long upon his journey [from Scotland], that the Earl's letter of 24 September came not to hand until the 12th of this month. ... The success of his Lordship's services to the King in his own country gives very great satisfaction. ...

It is the writer's duty to take satisfaction indeed when his Majesty's affairs prosper under any hand. But there is double satisfaction permitted, when they prosper in the hands of one for whom the writer has a kindness. ...


Petition of Dr Ralph King to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 30 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 96r-v

Document type: Copy

There is due to petitioner, for his pay as Judge-Advocate of his Majesty's Army in Ireland, a sum of £166 6s. 8d., for which sum he had a warrant from the late Lords Justices, payment of which is refused, without a further order from his Grace.

Adds a recital that "petitioner, having lost all his lands in Ireland to the value of £500, a year, by decree of the Court of Claims for restoring the former proprietors, and being in employment, is reduced to a low condition". ...

Prays an order for payment of the premises out of subsidies, due in the county of Londonderry, or else out of the money in the Treasury.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 November 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 96v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Owen Jones, agent for Edward, Lord Herbert, Baron of Cherbury & Castle-Island, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 30 October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 97v-98

Document type: Copy

Recites Lord Herbert's possession of certain lands in the county of Kerry - by descent from his ancestors - "being of the Undertakers of Munster, who expended more money (raised out of their English estates) to plant first the said lands [of Kilmury, and other lands, "part and parcel of the Seignory of Castle-Island, otherwise Mounteagle-Loyal" [in MS.: "Mounthagel"]] with English tenants, than three such Seignories were then worth". ...

Recites also the grant made by Queen Elizabeth, upon the attainder of Garrett [Gerald], Earl of Desmond, to Sir William Herbert, one of the ancestors above-named; and also a decree obtained by Lord Herbert "in the late Court of Claims, in the Usurpers' time". ...

Prays that instructions be given to his Grace's Commissioners in that county not to proceed to the letting of any the said lands until Lord Herbert shall have had time to acquaint his Grace with the undoubted title thereto.


Annexed

An Order that the Petitioner shall have two months' time to produce to the Commissioners for managing the Duke of Ormond's estate; Lord Herbert's evidences concerning the lands in Kerry aforesaid

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 November 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 98

Document type: Copy


Sir John Boys to Lane [addressed as "my very good Godfather"]

Written from: From Mr Hulker's house, in Chandos Street, Covent Garden

Date: 31 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 211

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Personal, family, and financial affairs. ...

Adds a request for Sir George Lane's friendly offices with the Duke of Ormond, for a grant, to the writer, of a certain "block-house", apparently situate at Passage [described herein as "the draught for Passage"]. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 31 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 267

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Sir Robert Byron to be Master of the Ordnance in Ireland, an office now void by the death of Hugh, Earl of Mount-Alexander.


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 31 October [1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 69

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Lieutenant's letter of 14th inst. Is very sorry that any orders have been sent in an affair of so great moment, without his Grace's immediate advice & direction thereupon. ...

States, at great length, his views upon the pending questions, concerning the Irish Settlement. ...

Thanks the Duke for the kindness he has shewn to Sir Edward Smith. ...

[Not printed by Lister.]


Ormond to Colonel Thomas Coote

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 41v

Document type: Copy

Has received Colonel Coote's letter of 28th inst. ... Thanks him for his diligence & care of the King's service therein reported.


Encloses

Warrant for the apprehension and safe custody of (Antony [Christian name left in blank, in MS.]) Geoghegan, titular Bishop of Meath

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 41v

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the making out of particulars, pursuant to the direction in his Majesty's letter on behalf of Charles [Berkeley], Lord Fitzharding [afterwards, Earl of Falmouth]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 146v

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the making out of particulars, pursuant to the direction in his Majesty's letter on behalf of Charles [Berkeley], Lord Fitzharding [afterwards, Earl of Falmouth], dated 10th of October, instant, "of so much of the forfeited lands, set out for English arrears, as shall amount to the clear yearly value of two thousand pounds, sterling, per annum, over and above all charges and reprizes".


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, reciting that "by the late Usurpers, several proportions of Bibles were put into the stores at Dublin and Carrickfergus", and directing the delivery thereof to the Lord Archbishop of Armagh, to be by him disposed of as he shall think fit

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 October 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 147v

Document type: Copy


An Act of the Assembly [of the citizens and commonalty of Dublin, concerning the matter of executing the commands of the Lord Lieutenant for the quartering of soldiers within the city aforesaid]

Date: [October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 238

Document type: Certified Copy. Headed: "Michaelmas Assembly 1663".


A List of liveries in arrear and unpaid to divers of his Majesty's servants, from his Majesty's accesse to the Crown to Michaelmas, 1663

Date: [October?] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 74, fol(s). 258-259

Document type: Original


Arlington to Orrery

Date: [October] 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 18

Document type: Breviate (from Miscellanea Aulica)

The declaring of Lord Antrim's innocence [concerning the Irish Rebellion of 1641], having made so great noise, his Majesty has thought that the case deserved a new review, so that yesterday he had the patience to hear read to him, in Council, the letter he wrote in his favour, the Council of Ireland's reply to it, and the adventurers' and soldiers' Petition, against Lord Antrim.


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