Carte Calendar Volume 39, January - May 1664

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Carte Calendar Volume 39, January - May 1664

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Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 39

Extent: 561 pages



John Thompson to Ormond

Written from: Finnan

Date: 2 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 283

Document type: Holograph

Communicates various current rumours of a new insurrection amongst the native Irish, as being now in preparation.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 136

Document type: Original; subscibed & signed

The Duchess [of York]'s illness proved to be nothing worse than the measles, & she is now perfectly recovered. ...

The Judges are now in prosecution of their commission in the North, and hope to "give the government much ease, by making many such examples as this age hath much need of". ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 2 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 14

Document type: Copy

Recommends the signing of a Royal Letter on behalf of Colonel [William] Legg, for compensation of the loss sustained in the 'retrenchment' of his proviso in the 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland. ...

Other 'Draughts' are also submitted on behalf of John Temple [Solicitor General for Ireland], ... "a young man of extraordinary parts", and who "expresses, daily, signal affection to his Majesty's service"; and also on behalf of Colonel [John] Fitzpatrick. ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 2 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 14v

Document type: Copy

The reasons which may induce the King to grant unto the Lord Lieutenant the command of the Fort of Passage, as tending to his service, & to be the security of that harbour, are expresed in the 'Draught' herewith enclosed. Sir John Boys, who is now the writer's Deputy Governor at Duncannon, will add some explanations. ...


Petition, to the Duke of Ormond, of Henry Whally, esquire, recorder of the town of Galway, and of Dr James Vaughan, warden of the same, in the behalf of the Town & Corporation

Date: [circa 2 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 154

Document type: Copy

Recite the incorporation of the town of Galway by charter of King John; and that the "charter hath several times been renewed". ... Recite also that "lately Colonel John Spencer, Governor of the said town, without mentioning any authority other than his own, hath by proclamation sequestered the said Corporation, for pretended causes in the said Proclamation mentioned".

Pray that the Proclamation may be recalled.


Annexed

An Order that this Petition be taken into consideration at the Council Board

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 154

Document type: Copy


Petition of James [Touchet], Earl of Castlehaven, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 2 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 154v

Document type: Copy

Recites his Majesty's letters of July 6, 1662, and of April 21, 1663, respectively, for the grant to petitioner of a sum of £4,000, to be paid, in full, "out of the half-years' rents due from Adventurers and Soldiers to his Majesty". ...

Prays that if the said sum of £4,000 cannot be satisfied out of the moneys upon which it was assigned, ... order may be given "to pay the same out of any moneys due to his Majesty, before your Grace's coming into this Kingdom".


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 154v

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment, by the Earl of Anglesey, Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, of what may remain unsatisfied to James, Earl of Castlehaven, of the above-mentioned sum of £4,000, "out of any moneys due to his Majesty at or before the 27 July", 1662, ... under his charge.


W. Coventry to Ormond

Date: 3 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 416

Document type: Holograph

Mr John Tempest, bearer of this letter, is recommended, by Sir John Lawson, as a very fit person to be sent to Bristol to assist in choice of pressed men.


Petition of Colonel John Mayart to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 4 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 156

Document type: Copy

An arrear of ten months' pay is due to petitioner, as Captain of a Foot-Company.

In regard that his Majesty's treasure is exhausted, petitioner is willing to accept of a moiety of the sum due.


Annex 1

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 156

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate by Sir Abraham Yarner of the arrears of pay due to Colonel John Mayart

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 9 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 156

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 156

Document type: Copy


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 138

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Yesterday's packet from France brought news of the old Duchess of Savoy's death. ... "Lord Holles' entry is yet suspended, upon the dispute raised there" [concerning certain points of ceremony]. ...


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 246-248

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Reviews, at great length and with much detail, the condition of Ireland; and the influence which must needs thence operate in and upon the state of England. ... Notices, incidentally, that character and past courses of the Earl of Bristol - whose "nature is as like to lead him into desperate designs, as his parts are to lay them dangerously". ...

Desires (1) to know his Majesty's resolution as to an increase of his Army in Ireland; (2) that the King will not suffer any reliance on force to lead him, under any circumstances, to exceed those bounds of justice, moderation, & prudence, in the settlement of Ireland, which the writer is sure that his Majesty proposes to himself; (3) that the King would be careful with whom he advises, upon an affair so great as this is: (4) that he would be pleased to keep the writer's letters; (and 5) to read them, howsover his Majesty may otherwise dispose of them.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the issue, under the Great Seal of Ireland, of a commission to Sir James Cuffe, and others, to administer oaths, in causes depending before the Lord President, or Vice-President, of the Province of Connaught

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 176

Document type: Copy


Petition of Sir Richard Lane, knight & baronet, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 5 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 155v

Document type: Copy

Recites that certain lands [in the county of Roscommon & barony of Boyle] formerly set out to John Coghlan, as a transplanted person, whose son and heir (himself being deceased) is adjudged innocent and to be restored to his father's former estate, are now at his Majesty's disposal. Prays for a custodiam of the same during pleasure.


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Barons of the Exchequer, for the grant to petitioner of a custodiam of the lands above-recited, if found to be at his Majesty's disposal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 155v

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Barons of the Exchequer, for the grant to petitioner of a custodiam of the lands above-recited, if found to be at his Majesty's disposal.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to Francis Slingsby, by the Earl of Anglesey, Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, of a sum of £500, sterling

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 44

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to Francis Slingsby, by the Earl of Anglesey, Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, of a sum of £500, sterling, out of monies payable to his Majesty by Adventurers & Soldiers, under the 'Declaration', of November, 1660, being one fourth part of a sum of £2,000 ordered by his Majesty's letter in that behalf.


Petition of Colonel Daniel Treswell to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 6 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 157

Document type: Copy

Recites that the towns and lands of Dolanstown and Calgagh, in the county of Meath, late the inheritance of Christopher Boyle, indicted & outlawed for high treason, are forfeited to his Majesty; were never in the actual possession either of adventurers or soldiers; but were in the possession and occupation of Simon Crane and Robert Hussey, by virtue of a pretended lease from the late usurped powers; and are, as petitioner conceives, concealed lands. ...

He prays that he may enjoy the benefit of the Proclamation and be admitted to have a custodiam of the lands recited.


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Barons of the Exchequer, for a grant to petitioner of a custodiam of the lands recited if found to be at his Majesty's disposal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 157

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Barons of the Exchequer, for a grant to petitioner of a custodiam of the lands recited if found to be at his Majesty's disposal.


Petition of Theobald Dillon, Fitz-Thomas, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 6 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 160

Document type: Copy

Has discovered certain lands and tenements, in the barony of Philipstown in the King's County, which formerly belonged to Richard Wolferston, and are now by virtue of the Act of Settlement vested in his Majesty. Prays for a custodiam of the lands aforesaid.


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Barons of the Exchequer for the issue of a Custodiam, according to the prayer of this Petition, if the lands aforesaid are found to be at his Majesty's disposal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 160

Document type: Copy


Petition of George Strode, late of Drogheda, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 6 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 160v

Document type: Copy

Recites petitioner's military service in Drogheda, without pay, during the siege and for three years afterwards. ...

Prays for the grant of a Searcher's place in the Customs, or for the admission of the petitioner's son, George Strode, to ride in his Grace's Lifeguard.


Annexed

An Order, recommending the petitioner to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Customs, for such employment therein as they shall conceive him fit to execute

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 160v

Document type: Copy

An Order, recommending the petitioner to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Customs, for such employment therein as they shall conceive him fit to execute.


Petition of John Lloyd to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 6 January] 1664

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

Document type: Copy

Alleges the speaking of treasonable words against the King by one Stirrop, who was made Marshal and Usher of the Exchequer in Ireland by [Lieutenant-General] Fleetwood. Prays for a grant of the office now held by the offender.


Annexed

An Order for the certifying, by the Attorney General of Ireland, of "what hath been proved against the above-named Stirrop"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 January 1664

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

Document type: Copy


Petition of Peter Bate to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 6 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 165

Document type: Copy

Prays for the grant of a custodiam of certain lands, the same being waste & unprofitable mountainous lands, ... never set out to Adventurers, Soldiers, and [so in MS. for "or"] other transplanted persons but undisposed of". ...


Annex 1

A Schedule of lands in the several baronies of Ballynohinsey, Morisk [in MS.: "Murrisk"] and Tyrawley, in the county of Galway, and in the half barony of Ross, in the same county; and in the parish of Magownagh, in the county of Mayo

Date: [circa 6 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 165v-166

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Barons of the Exchequer, for the grant to petitioner of a Custodiam of the lands scheduled as above, if found to be at his Majesty's disposal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 165

Document type: Copy


Major John Beversham to Ormond

Written from: Chester

Date: 7 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 285

Document type: Holograph

Upon returning, with further levies of men, from Wales, the writer fell sick ... almost unto death. Now, he is staying only for a fair wind.


Major John Beversham to Lane

Written from: Chester

Date: 7 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 287

Document type: Holograph

In part, to like effect with the letter to the Lord Lieutenant calendared immediately above.

The Lord Lieutenant having given to another the company lately commanded by Sir Robert Stewart, the writer will now add that, in the event of his obtaining an employment as good, by the means & favour of Sir George Lane, he will not be found ungrateful for the kindness so to be shewn to him.


[Francis?] Salusbury to Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon

Written from: Highgate

Date: 7 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 78, fol(s). 90

Document type: Holograph

Communicates particulars of recent political events, and of Court intrigues, with his commentray upon them. Adds a postscript respecting some proceedings of the Earl [afterwards Duke] of Lauderdale, in Scotland.


Petition of Shane O'Shanaghan to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 7 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 223v

Document type: Copy

"Being engaged in a sudden quarrel with one Owen O'Gallagher, the said Owen therein miscarried, and petitioner was tried for his death; found guilty of manslaughter; & afterwards reprieved. ...

He humbly beseecheth his Grace's compassion, and the grant of his Majesty's pardon.


Annex 1

Certificate of Thomas Stockton, one of his Majesty's Justices of Assize of Ireland, upon the Case of the above-named Petitioner

Date: 14 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 224

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant, in due form of law, of his Majesty's pardon to Shane O'Shanagan aforesaid

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 224

Document type: Copy


Sir Heneage Finch to Ormond

Date: 9 January 1664, Saturday

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 289

Document type: Holograph

Not, upon every occasion that may arise for the mention of his Grace's person, to mention it with reverence & veneration would be a sin against the highest & most transcendent obligations that ever any man was bound by. ... He now begs his Grace to vouchsafe to hear from Sir Edward Dering an account of all that hath been said here in the debates upon Irish affairs.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 140

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

... "I know not how to answer well your Grace's question, now repeated to me again - viz. What the clauses are, and in what Bills, which his Majesty hath taken notice to have been transmitted thence [i.e. from Ireland], derogatory to his prerogative; nor so much as the occasion which provoked his Majesty to express himself so. I think it was upon a debate on a Bill for the building some Church. That which I most particularly remember is [that] Sir Edward Nicholas took notice of his Majesty's expressions, as I did,; and advised me, by all means, not to conceal it from your Grace". ...


Cypher [used in the correspondence of Sir George Lane?] with Dr Gorges [in MS.: "Gorge"]

Date: 9 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 459-460

Document type: Original


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 249-250

Document type: Copy; as above

... The state, given to the King, of the number and condition of the Army and of the [forfeited] "places of consideration" is most true, and therefore, the writer thinks, the inference irresistible. ...

In the case the writer has suffered, the expedient stated by him - howsoever hard to execute; howsoever dangerous to attempt - must be tried; or it is odd, but the King will be driven to undo what he shall have done. When, or where, that may end, we have, from experience, too much cause to fear. ...

States his reasons for desiring to go into England, at this important juncture, ... his son Ossory taking the charge of things here, during his absence. ...


Enclosure 1

Copy of the Letter to the King (calendared above)

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 December 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 242-244


Enclosure 2

Copy of the Letter to the King (calendared above)

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 246-248


An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for the admission of Robert Golborne to be one of the Attorneys of the Court of Castle Chamber in Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 159v

Document type: Copy


Advices ... sent to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Paris

Date: 9 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 506-507

Document type: Original

Court incidents, at home and abroad. ... Miscellaneous advertisements, naval, miltary and juridical.

French.


The Reply of George Tyndall to the Answer of Lieutenant Edward Price [concerning a plaint by the Replicant of the wrongful detention of part of a house in the town of Drogheda ...]

Date: [circa 9 January] 1664

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

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, that the plaintiff may take his remedy by due course of law, notwithstanding the military capacity of the defendant

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 January 1664

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

Document type: Copy


Petition of Richard Holt [in MS.: "Hoult"] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 9 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 162v

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances of his imprisonment "upon suspicion of the late plot". ...

Prays for an order of release, upon bail, and for some allowance out of petitioner's estate, now "seized by the Sheriff of the county of Louth". ...


Annexed

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 162v

Document type: Copy


Affidavit of James Halsey, concerning service of an Order upon the matter of Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, and Dr. John Westley, plaintiffs; against John Locke, gentleman, defendant

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 10 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 165

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, that the plaintiffs may take their remedy against the defendant by due course of law, notwithstanding his military capacity

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 165

Document type: Copy


Petition of Elizabeth Warren, widow, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 10 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 162v

Document type: Copy

To like purport with a petition already calendared.


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the issue of "a fiant in due form of law, containing a grant from his Majesty to the petitioner, ... of the goods, chattels, & debts", recited in the Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 163

Document type: Copy


Petition of Michael Tempest to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 10 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 163r-v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of assault against certain persons - Mr Sheffield and Mr Morley - "having a dependence upon his Grace".

With prayer that the matter may be inquired into by some person of honour. ...


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Sir Henry Tichborne, Knight-Marshal of his Majesty's Army

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 163v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Colonel Cary Dillon [afterwards "Earl of Roscommon"] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 10 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 164v

Document type: Copy

Recites petitioner's title to certain lands in the county of Galway, for a Custodiam whereof he renews his former prayer; - having "left out of this Petition several lands which he hath a just pretence to (and was in possession of) until the Duke of Albemarle shall signify his desires to your Grace concerning the same, in writing; as he hath to your petitioner by word of mouth".


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Barons of the Exchequer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 164v

Document type: Copy


Sir Thomas Wharton to Lord Wharton

Written from: York

Date: 11 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 216

Document type: Holograph

Communicates particulars of the manner in which Lord Wharton's name was introduced in the course of the examinations upon the trial, at York, of various persons charged with conspiracy & treason. Adds, in a PS., some items of Westmoreland news.


Narrative - unsigned, and addressed to a person not therein named - of the arraignment of seventeen accused persons, charged with a "design upon Scarborough & Newcastle", and with an intention "to declare for the Long Parliament", and of the trials of some of them

Written from: York

Date: 11 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 197r-v


Fair Copy of the same Narrative

Date: 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 218


A further Narrative of the Trials at York, and of the execution of some of the convicted persons

Written from: [York]

Date: 18 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 197v-198


Fair Copy of the same Additional Narrative

Date: 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 218v-219


[Note] concerning what was spoken about the Lord Wharton, at the trials at York

Date: [January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 199


Rebecca Gunter to Frances Gunter

Date: 20 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 200

Document type: Holograph. With a note in the hand of Wharton.

Communicates various particulars of proceedings in the North, in relation to the Conspiracies above-recited, so far as those proceedings affected a brother of the writer and receiver of the letter.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 142-143

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed; with two postscripts

"Is commanded to signify to the Duke as his Majesty's resolution: That he intends nothing more positively than the satisfaction of the different interests [in Ireland], and their final determination & settlements; and this by an Act of Parliament; and therefore hath put in hand the amendment of the late Bill transmitted hither, which [amendment] he hopes shall be such as to give reasonable content to every body" ...

Details are added, at great length, concerning the Army of Ireland; with suggestions for reducing the number of garrisons, by dismantling those that are least necessary. ...

The King desires very much to have Lord Massareene brought from that Kingdom into this, where it is likely he will do less harm. ... he is to be sent hither upon whatsoever pretence the Lord Lieutenant may think fittest. ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 11v

Document type: Copy

Colonel Stephen White, who served his Majesty faithfully in Flanders, is recommended for employment, when his Majesty may have occasion for the service of men of Colonel White's profession in foreign parts.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 160v

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, concerning the execution of his Majesty's directions, contained in a letter of 20th October (1663), for the delivery to John Bulteele, esquire, or his assigns, of certain writs & proceedings upon forfeited bonds and recognizances ... "for the more speedy recovery & levying of ... the sums thereby forfeited". ...


Advices ... sent to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Paris

Date: 12 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 510-511

Document type: Original

Pretensions of the Sultan to the whole of Transylvania. ... Interview between the Emperor and the Elector of Saxony. ... Incidents at the court of France. ... Intention of the King to disenable Jansenists from holding their benefices.

French.


Thomas Rigby to Sir George Lane

Written from: The Court, Dublin

Date: 13 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 484

Document type: Holograph

Personal and family affairs.


Ormond to Middleton

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 11

Document type: Copy

With reference to a letter of the 4th April, 1663, in reply to one from the Earl of 21st February 1663, it is desired that his Lordship will be pleased to appoint some person here to examine, on his Lordship's behalf, the matters therein referred to, that what it is just that the writer should do, on his part, in that behalf, may be done accordingly.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 11v

Document type: Copy

The enclosed draught of a [Royal] letter on behalf of the Lord Archbishop of Dublin, will itself inform the Secretary of the reasons & inducements offered for his Majesty's signature. It is therefore recommended to favour.


Statement by Nicholas Hill, Viscount Belton in the county of Huntingdon, in relation to arrears of tythes, and other dues, accruing within the vicarage aforesaid

Date: 13 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 48, 51

Document type: Copy. [Misbound].


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for a further payment of five hundred pounds, sterling, to be disbursed in building the wall about the Phoenix Park

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 159v

Document type: Copy


A like Warrant for the grant in due form to James (Margetson), Lord Archbishop of Armagh, of the office of his Majesty's Almoner in Ireland, during life

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 160

Document type: Copy


A like Warrant, directing the Muster-Master General of Ireland "to audit and state the arrears due to ... (Thomas Dillon) Viscount Dillon, by the Martial List, according to his Majesty's letter" (of 11th April, 1661, directed to the Lords Justices)

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 160

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: [13? January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 11v

Document type: Copy

Colonel Pierce Lacy, who is not unknown, it is believed, to Mr Secretary Bennet, is recommended to favour in the dispatch of the draught of a [Royal] letter on his behalf herewith transmitted. Colonel Lacy deserved well in his Majesty's service.


A Case concerning transplanted persons, and their assignees, in Connaught & Clare

Date: 15 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 188

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond, who has added the words: "Mr. Solicitor".

[By Sir John Temple? - Solicitor-General of Ireland.]


Sir Thomas Wharton to Philip, Lord Wharton

Written from: [Edal?]

Date: 15 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 201-202

Document type: Holograph

Communicates, at great length, what he has heard of the trials at York, and of the circumstances attending them. Adds a request in relation to a payment to be made, on the writer's account, to Michael Wharton.


Daniel O'Neill to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 16 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 291-292

Document type: Holograph

Lords Chesterfield & Carlingford gave to the writer some intimation from Kilkenny of dissatisfaction felt with the writer by his Grace the Lord Lieutenant, & subsequently confirmed it orally on their Lordships' return to England. But they advised him to await a communication from the Duke hinmself. ...

In some melancholy and grumbling humour, when talking of the Act of Settlement & new Bill of Explanation, the writer may well have spoken incautiously, but he can firmly assert that no word passed from him to blast his integrity towards his Grace. ... And as to the part taken by him in the difference between Lord & Lady Chesterfield, he had hoped the Duke was satisfied therewith. ... Knowing his Grace's justice, & his own innocency, he is in no fear of malicious reports. ...


John Thompson to Ormond

Written from: Kildare

Date: 16 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 303

Document type: Holograph

Advices of observations chiefly in relation to popular discontents; made during a journey in the county of Kildare.


Fitzharding to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 1-2

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for a letter of December 31. Expresses his beliefs that "the retardment of the business of Ireland", is due, or partly due, to the illnesss of the Lord Chancellor.

Mentions the expected arrival of Lord Arran.


Hinchinbroke to Sandwich

Written from: Paris

Date: 16 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 117

Document type: Holograph

The paternal orders, in the letter brought by Paris, will have dutiful obedience. All that the writer need add, to what is said by M. de Prata, is that of the Bill of Exchange for £150 sterling received from Mr. Moore, part has been spent in winter-clothes. Two quarters' payment are due to the Academy.

French.


Shaen to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 16 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 293-294

Document type: Holograph

Further particulars of the negotiations in England concerning Irish affairs; more particulalrly in regard to the Bill of Explanation & to matters of finance.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 311-314

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Recites various grants and assignments of the lordship of Roscommon, in the county of Roscommon, and of various manors, formerly the property of monastic communities in that county, now dissolved. ...

Directs the passing of a grant to Arthur, Lord Viscount Ranelagh, of the lordship, castle, manors, lands & hereditaments, so recited as aforesaid, upon conditions and with various privileges herein stated; and with a final proviso that if the grant so directed to be passed shall appear to contain privileges "not formerly granted", nor "such as are usually granted to others", then nothing is to be done in pursuance of this letter, otherwise than as to the Lord Lieutenant shall seem meet. ...


Sir Thomas Wharton to Philip, Lord Wharton

Date: 18 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 203r-v

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Wharton's of 14th inst. Mentions reports that have reached him of the endeavours of some people to blast Lord Wharton's name. Adds some particulars of Westmoreland news and incidents.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 316

Document type: Original

Sir John Temple, Solicitor General of Ireland, to have in recompense of his many acceptable services, a grant of such forfeited lands, tenements, or hereditaments, amounting to the present clear yearly value of £300, over & above all charges & reprisals, as the Lord Lieutenant shall think fit. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 318

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Colonel William Legge to have in lieu of certain impropriate tithes which have been retrenched from his former proviso in the 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland a grant of "the proportion of three thousand acres of profitable lands, Irish measure", now in the King's hands, "and not in the hands of any Adventurer, Soldier, or transplanted person"; together with such parts of what was formerly granted to him, as are not taken away by the retrenchment aforesaid. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 320

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

The Lord Lieutenant to have, for life, the government of the fort and town of Passage, in the county of Waterford, with power to appoint such deputy as he shall think fit.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 144

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Particulars concerning various letters & grants, transmitted from Ireland, for the King's signature.


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Date: 19 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 249-250

Document type: Holograph

Is grateful for the continuance of that favour - shewn by the Duke's letter - of which he is sure he never deserved the beginning. ... Leaves his brother to make his own acknowledgments, ... and that he may do it the better, has desired Mr Secretary Bennet to send the King's letter in his [Sir John Temple's] favour, to his Grace. ...

Expresses the hope that the settlement of Ireland "upon a double bottom" may succeed beyond expectation; although Sir William Petty's ship has succeeded so ill that the Dutch boats outsailed it by a mile, between Woolwich [in MS.: "Wollage"] & Greenwich. ...

Adds some notices of foreign affairs.


Advices ... sent to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Paris

Date: 19 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 508-509

Document type: Original

Chiefly concerning incidents at the imperial court; - the intention of the Emporer to make peace with Turkey; - and an alleged intervention of the Pope, in order to a treaty of peace between the crowns of Spain and Portugal.

French.


Narrative of the execution of the convicted conspirators, at York; apparently addressed to Sir Thomas Wharton, by a writer unnamed

Written from: [York]

Date: 20 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 220

Narrative of the execution of the convicted conspirators, at York; apparently addressed to Sir Thomas Wharton, by a writer unnamed.


James Cuffe to Lane

Written from: Longford

Date: 21 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 295

Document type: Holograph

Personal and family affairs. Observations upon ecclesiastical matters in Ireland.


Affidavit of Sebastian Jones concerning service of an Order in the matter of John Lovett, plaintiff, against Cornet Randal Moore, defendant

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 21 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 171v

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, that the above-named plaintiff may proceed by due course of law against the defendant, notwithstanding his military capacity

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 171v

Document type: Copy


Albemarle to Ormond

Written from: Cockpit [Whitehall]

Date: 22 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 301

Document type: Original

Recommends the writer's cousin Trelawney, elder brother of Mr Francis Trelawney, as a candidate for employment in Ireland, by his Grace's favour.


Petition of Thomas Lort to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 22 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 168

Document type: Copy

Is tenant of the wine and aquavitae licenses, for the town of Athlone, in the county of Roscommon. Complains of various persons as unlicensed retailers. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 168

Document type: Copy


Fitzhardinge to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 23 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 297

Document type: Holograph

Is a suitor to be, jointly with Lord Clancarty, farmer of the Chimneys' rent in Ireland. They will undertake, in that character, to furnish his Majesty with as good a revenue thereout as can any others.


Clancarty to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 23 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 299

Document type: Holograph

Does not find that the misrepresentations and ill-offices which Sir George Lane apprehended to have been used to his disadvantage, at this Court, have occurred. Has talked with the Lord Chancellor thereupon. ... Believes Sir George to be really free & clear from any such inconveniences.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 146

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Upon sending the proposed grant, on behalf of Lord Kingston, to Sir Richard Rainsford for his opinion, Rainsford advises that the King should hold his hand; as well on account of exceptions fairly to be made to the thing itself, as on account of its effect as an ill precedent to others. ...

... The King and Duke have both very carefully examined the sufficiency of Sir William Petty's two-bottomed boat, and make very little account of it, which, it is said, gives him no small mortification. ...


Case for Counsel, upon an alleged lapse of the right of presentation to a vicarage, by non-induction within statuable limit of time; and opinion of William Ellis thereupon

Date: 23 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 78, fol(s). 614

Document type: Copy

Case for Counsel, upon an alleged lapse of the right of presentation to a vicarage, by non-induction within statuable limit of time; and opinion of William Ellis thereupon.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to (Marcus Trevor) Viscount Dungannon, of the sum of one hundred pounds, sterling, to be by him disbursed towards the stocking of the Phoenix Park with deer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 161

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant in due form to Sir George Lane, of one market weekly, and of four fairs yearly, to be held in the town of Ballyleague, in the county of Longford

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 161r-v

Document type: Copy


Warrant [by the Duke of Ormond] for a Commission of Oyer & Terminer [within the county of the city of Dublin]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 162r-v

Document type: Copy


Sir George Hamilton to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 23 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 3

Document type: Holograph

Encloses a letter which he has received, for the Duke, from M. de Grammont; of whose recent alliance with the writer's family by his marriage, he adds some mention; - not earlier made to his Grace, because, he says, "I never could observe from whence it took its rise; nor indeed where, in prudence, it was to have its conclusion. All I can yet say is that it is now done". ...


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 23 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 48-49

Document type:

The dempsters, or judges, that were committed to the King's Bench, for adjudging Christian to death, in the Isle of Man, are by order of the Council discharged their imprisonment, upon security for costs to the prosecutors.

Other accounts of criminal procedure in various courts are added; together with foreign advices from Savoy and from Spain.


Petition of George Comerford to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 23 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 103r-v

Document type: Copy

Recites the joint tenancy from his Grace, by petitioner's late father, Edward Comerford, and by Dr. [Gerald] Fennell, also deceased, of the town of Ballyorke and lands belonging thereto in the county of Tipperary; and also the devise by his said father of his interest therein to the petitioner. ... Prays for his Grace's order that he may become joint tenant, with the widow Fennell, of the lands aforesaid, for the term yet to run.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 103v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas Primer to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 23 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 167

Document type: Copy

Recites the penitent condition of one Eleanor Springham, lately convicted of the felonious taking away of several of the goods of her late master, Hercules Langrishe, but now under reprieve; that her said late master hath received most of his goods, and joins with petitioner & others in the prayer for her pardon; and further that petitioner is willing to marry the prisoner, if pardoned.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition, to the Judge of Assize by whom the prisoner above-named was tried

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 167

Document type: Copy


Petition of Jane Macmarrow [so in MS.] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 167v

Document type: Copies

Of like purport and with similar recitals on behalf of David Muller, a prisoner convicted of burglary, & now under reprieve. With the same prayer, & with a like Order of Reference.


Memorial to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on behalf of Francis Slingsby, in relation to his claim for the payment of a grant of money made to him by the King at Hampton Court, in July, 1662; at His Grace's instance

Date: 24 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 85

Document type: Original: transmitted through Secretary Sir H. Bennet


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 21-22

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for a letter of January 14th, relating to a grant under the Act of Settlement. Encloses a letter on the same subject, addressed to Sir Allan Broderick [one of the Commissioners of Claims] that Sir Allan may receive it, from his Grace's hands; and also an answer to a letter addressed to Sir H. Bennet, by the Council in Ireland.

Mentions, as an incident in the Gazette à la main of the day, the condemnation, by the Parliament of Paris, of a thesis on Papal Infallibility, which had been maintained in the Sorbonne.


Ormond to Daniel O'Neill

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 255-256

Document type: Copy

... States the reasons of the writer's dissatisfaction with certain expressions and proceedings of Mr. O'Neill: (1) in his correspondence with Lord Carlingford; (2) in his transactions, at Court, concerning the dispute, upon the Post-Office of Ireland, with Mr Bathurst; (3) in his "magisterial condemnation" of the Bill of Explanation, as transmitted from Ireland, ... which is a matter that must stand or fall by other judgments of a more competent order than Mr O'Neill's, until he shall be qualified "to censure it, by a better title than that of the Bedchamber". ...


Lord Wharton to a correspondent unnamed

Date: 25 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 196

Document type: Holograph Minute

Communicates some particulars which have reached him of further proceedings in relation to the recent trails of persons charged with political conspiracies in the Northern counties.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the renewing of the Commission lately issued to William Smyth, and others, for the management of his Majesty's Customs in Ireland; and for adding, in the new Commission, the name of John Stepney, of Kinsale, merchant

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 161v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Nathaniel Cartwright [in MS. "Carthwrighte"] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 25 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 168v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Edward Smith, now one of his Grace's Foot-Guards. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Reference upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 169

Document type: Copy


John Luke to Sandwich

Written from: Tangier

Date: 26 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 138

Document type: Holograph

Reports the state of his Lordship's houses at Tangier; and will hereafter furnish an account of rents received.


Carlingford to Lane

Written from: [London]

Date: 26 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 5

Document type: Holograph

"Although this place is divertisant", the writer will join his correspondent, in Dublin, so soon as he shall have learned "what rule will be fixed upon our Settlement".

Asks the Secretary to give his furtherance to the grant of Letters Patent for restoration of the writer's old estate in Ireland, and for his "Custodium lands" in the county of Louth.


Petition of William Coxseadge to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 169

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Thomas King, a soldier in Lord Coloony's troop. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 169

Document type: Copy


Petition of Humphrey Booth, and Russell Scroope, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 169

Document type: Copies

A like plaint against Edward Braxton. And with a like Order thereupon.


Petition of Abraham Carter, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 169v

Document type: Copies

A like plaint against Lieutenant Edward Price. And with a like Order thereupon.


Petition of Dame Jane Sterling, widow, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [ciorca 26 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 170

Document type: Copy

Recites his Grace's Order made upon a former suit by petitioner, respiting the payment of certain rents to the Crown. Recites also that notwithstanding the said order, Sir Daniel Bellingham has issued an assignment upon that rent on behalf of Captain Garrett Moore's foot company.

Prays for an order to recall the assignment.


Annexed

An Order, directing the taking of the assignment complained of, and the issue of another in lieu thereof

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 170

Document type: Copy


Petition of Samuel Welby to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 171

Document type: Copy

Is, by his Majesty's Letters-Patent, Searcher of the port of Carrickfergus, and there resided. Complains of the seizure of his chamber by a party of soldiers, and of its wrongful detention by Lieutenant [Robert] Bartley, although quarters were duly assigned to him by the Sheriff.

Prays for an order of restitution.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Colonel John Mayart

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 171

Document type: Copy


Petition of Captain Charles White to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 171v

Document type: Copy

Recitals of service in his Majesty's Army of Ireland, from 17 August 1643 to 30 June 1647; and from 31 May 1649 to 10 December 1650.

With prayer for like satisfaction of his arrears of pay as is granted to other officers of his quality.


Annexed

An Order for the stating of petitioners's arrears of pay, "and for his satisfaction, with other commissioned officers who served his Majesty and his royal father in those times"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 172

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas Realy [Reilly?] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 173r-v

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances under which petitioner stands convicted of horse-stealing in the county of Longford, but is reprieved by the Judge. ...

Prays for an inquiry, in order that petitioner may be permitted to sue for pardon.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Judge of Assize

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 173v

Document type: Copy


Certificate [of Sir John Ware, his Majesty's Auditor General of Ireland] upon the Petition of George Stoughton

Date: [circa 26 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 176

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for the taking into consideration, at the Council Board, of the Petition above-mentioned, and of this Certificate

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 176

Document type: Copy


Petition of William Keirk to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 26 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 182

Document type: Copy

Hath imported certain quantities of goods into this Kingdom, upon which he hath paid considerable sums for Customs & Excise. In payment of his said goods, is enforced to take goods of the growth & manufacture of Ireland. Prays for license to transport ten packs of yarn ... into England.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Commissioners of Customs

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 182

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate of Peter Harvey, and others, Commissioners of the Customs, upon the Petition to them referred, as above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 182

Document type: Copy (four signatures)


Annex 3

License of the Duke of Ormond for the transportation, by the above-named petitioner, of ten packs of yarn into some part of England, upon payment of the duties imposed thereupon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 182

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Sir Heneage Finch

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 257

Document type: Copy

Could not but be troubled that by any ignorance or negligence any thing should pass from the writer derogating, though but seemingly, from the King's prerogative, for which (though others may understand it better) he has all his life contended. ...

Had heard that the King had said, in Council, that in that point, some late Bills transmitted hence had not been so well considered as they ought to have been. ...

Made inquiry to know what Bills, or parts of Bills, his Majesty intended; but could never be instructed thereon, until now. ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 251-253

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Communicates the reasons why the writer is utterly against a meeting of the Irish Parliament before the return of the Explanatory Bill. ...

... as to "advantageous bills that may be passed, I take it", adds the writer, "to be unfit to venture them without the introduction of the main Bill; and the loss in the delay cannot be great to the King, weighed with the other considerations against the meeting". ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 254-256

Document type: Copy; as before

In great part, to like effect with the letter to the Chancellor, calendared above. ... Adds particulars concerning the Army in Ireland. ... Knows no good pretence for sending Lord Massareene out of Ireland, ... save by the command of the King himself for his personal attendance upon his Majesty in England.


Ormond to the provost and senior fellows of Trintiy College, Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 44v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recommends John Archer for the degree of Doctor in Physic.


Encloses

Petition of John Archer, physician, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [January 1663]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 44

Document type: Copy


Report or Certificate of the Barons of the Exchequer, to the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition of Thomas Wilkinson, clerk

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 27 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 172r-v

Document type: Copy

Report or Certificate of the Barons of the Exchequer, to the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition of Thomas Wilkinson, clerk, Vicar of Swords in the county of Dublin, concerning assessments for subsidies made upon him at Killigland, and at Harristown, in the county of Meath.


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, that the Petition of Thomas Wilkinson, and the Certificate above-recited concerning it, be taken into consideration at the Council Board

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 172v

Document type: Copy


Warrants, by the Duke of Ormond, relating to various details of naval service in Ireland

Date: 27-29 January and 13 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 162v and 166v

Document type: Breviates (four entries)


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 322

Document type: Original

Samuel Bathurst, having failed to attend before the Privy Council of England, upon summons to exhibit his pretensions [concerning the postmastership of Ireland], is to be sent hither to that end.


An Order recommendatory, by the Duke of Ormond, to the deans of all cathedral churches

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 163

An Order recommendatory, by the Duke of Ormond, to the deans of all cathedral churches, and ministers of all parish churches, within the provinces of Leinster and Connaught, for collections within their respective churches, on behalf of Thady Manning, of Kinegad in the county of Meath, innholder, whose house and goods were destroyed by an accidental fire.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, concerning the improvement of the revenues of the archbishopric of Dublin, in accordance with certain provisions of the Act of Settlement, and with directions contained in his Majesty's letter of 24th August (1663)

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 164v-165v

Document type: Copy

Recites that the improvement of the archbishopric of Dublin, intended by the said Act of Settlement, is such as shall make the clear yearly value of the same, conjointly with the bishopric of Glendalogh [in MS.: "Glaundelogh"] thereto united, two thousand pounds sterling, over & above the mansion and gardens of Sepulchres, in and near Dublin, and the demesne lands of the manor of Tullaght, and the mensal lands thereto belonging.

Recites also that the present yearly value of the united sees, with the said exceptions, amounts but to one thousand and thirty four pounds, sterling.

Directs the issue of Commissions to the several escheators of the respective counties wherein such of the lands forfeited to his Majesty as are, by the Act of Settlement, designated for the improvement aforesaid, so resepctively lie, and to various other persons herein enumerated, in order to the ascertainment of all needful particulars of tenure, charge, and true value, of the designated lands, and to the effectual carrying out of the provisions of the Act aforesaid, relating to the archbishopric.


Petition of Pentecost Rowland to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 29 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 170v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt upon bond against Lieutenant Richard Goodwin. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 170v

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Annesley, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 29 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 176v

Document type: Copy

Has just cause of suit against Henry Welsh, a trooper under the Earl of Kildare. Prays for his Grace's license to sue.


Annexed

An Order of Summons upon this Petition, to the defendant named herein

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 176v

Document type: Copy


Patrick O'Muledy to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: [30 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 305

Document type: Holograph

Describes the case of certain orphans, grandchildren of a former owner [one Macdermot] of the lands of Leamgirr, and other lands adjacent, in the county of Roscommon; humbly begging that the particulars submitted may receive his Grace's consideration, in respect to the adverse claim of John Coghlan, now declared innocent under the provisons of the late Act.


Patrick O'Muledy to Lane

Written from: London

Date: 30 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 307

Document type: Holograph

To like effect with the letter of the same date, addressed to the Lord Lieutenant. With some additional details of the case of the orphan claimants.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 326

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Sir Henry Bennet, Principal Secretary of State, to have a sum of ten thousand pounds, English, out of the half years' rents payable on the lands of Adventurers and Soldiers in Ireland, "towards the relief & reparation of the losses of such as We shall judge have most eminently acted for & suffered with Us".


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 87-89

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for having recommended a suit of the writer to the King, of which recommendation, he sends to the Duke, "the obliging effects herein enclosed", the blank in which, the King, he adds, has filled up with his own royal hand.

The Portuguese Ambassador has solicited the King for the recruitment of the contingent employed in that service. The transportation of the troops will be at the charge of France. The King hopes he may accord this request, without injury to his service, by inducing the Duke of Ormond to furnish the desired recruits "out of the worst part of the Army of Ireland".

Has communicated to the King the Petition transmitted from the now Earl of Mountrath, and others, in relation to services performed by the late Earl, and his associates, in the promotion of His Majesty's Restoration; and "by His answer doubt not but, in its due time, to give the Duke a good account of it".


Williamson to Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 30 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 47v

Document type: Holograph

It is expected that the Court of France will yield "the point of precedency to our Ambassador before the Princes"; the King being resolute, and the King of France admitting (it is said), that the claim is reasonable.

The writer will be proud to deserve the notice mentioned to have been taken of him by the Duke of Ormond.


Subjoins

Advices, domestic and foreign

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [30 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 46-47

General satisfaction is expressed throughout the Kingdom at the proceedings against the late Traitors.

Some merchants have petitioned the King for letters of marque against the Dutch, and have had a hearing before the Council.

The King hath visited Sir William Petty's new-invented double-bottomed ship, and "doth not find it answerable " to the prior report of the invention.

Letters from Tangier give an account of negotiations with the Moors. The specified cessation of arms is nearly expired. Gayland seems inclinable to a definite Peace.


Petition of John Babe to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 31 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 177v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of a wrongful suit at the common law brought by Nicholas Aunsham, one of his Grace's Lifeguard, and Ellen Aunsham, his wife, against Petitioner, who prays for his Grace's license to take proceedings in Chancery thereupon.


Annexed

An Order of Summons, upon this Petition, to Nicholas Aunsham named therein

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 177v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Richard Williams of Dublin, victualler, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 31 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 183v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Robert Aggas. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 183v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Barbara Thompson, otherwise Hill, widow

Date: [circa 31 January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 192v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of the wrongful seizure of petitioner's horses by Colonel Daniel Treswell, & Ensign John Vernon. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendants named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 192v

Document type: Copy


Notes by Philip Wharton, 4th Lord Wharton, of a letter "to a friend", unnamed

Date: January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 192

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the recent death of "a gentleman who was the first reporter of the late discourse concerning a friend of yours" [probably meaning the writer himself], and adds some mention of another "who was so instrumental in saving the life of Sir P.M. [i.e. Sir Philip Musgrave]".


Lord Wharton to the same unnamed correspondent

Date: January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 191

Document type: Holograph

Entreats him to let "Sir P.M. [i.e. Sir Philip Musgrave]" know that "if there be jealousy of Richard Waller", Lord Wharton will not keep him in his service. His present orders are to repair to his Lordship's correspondent, and to observe his directions ... "to go any whither in Yorkshire, ... but not to go into Westmoreland". ...


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 154

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed. Undated. Endorsed as received on 6th February.

Renews the writer's former recommendation of the case of Lady Minshull, formerly Mrs Netterville.


A Report to the King, under an Order of Reference of 21 August, 1662, made upon occasion of certain petitions

Date: [January? 1664]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 336

Document type: Copy

A Report to the King, under an Order of Reference of 21 August, 1662, made upon occasion of certain petitions of the Earls of Inchiquin and Carlingford, and of Lord Kingston, concerning a proposed farm of the duty of 'Hearth-Money' or 'Smoke-Money' [so termed in this Report; in the Petitions referred, the term used is "Chimney-Money"], accruing in Ireland.

By James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.


A Report, by Richard Gethin and John Stepney, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland concerning the collection in that Kingdom of the duty of Hearth or Chimney Money

Date: [January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 344

Document type: Copy


Considerations upon the Petition of the Earls of Inchiquin and Carlingford, and of the Lord Kingston, concerning the Hearth-Money of Ireland

Date: [January?] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 346

Document type: Original


[ Philip, Lord Wharton to Sir Thomas Wharton?]

Date: [January] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 221

Document type: Copy

Has received his correspondent's letter [from York] of the 10th and 11th inst. Desires all knowledge whatever of the matters in relation to which his name was mentioned during the recent trials. Mentions the manner & incidents of his journey to the North [in 1663]; and its occasion.


Wiliam Legge to Ormond

Date: 1 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 19-20

Document type: Holograph

In the Bill for Ireland, now under debate, it is intended to reserve to the King himself a power to protect, absolutely, the interests of "(1) innocents under age; (2) [persons having] remainders; and (3) such others as have well deserved". This power in the King of making provision for all persons coming within these several categories is to be absolutely without official reference to the Lord Lieutenant and Council; only His Grace is to "inform the King, privately", to whom, & wherein, his favour should be extended.


Petition of Jenico, Lord Viscount Gormanstown, and James Dowdall, of Stramullan in the county of Meath, gentleman, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: [circa 1 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 524

Document type: Original

Richard Cooke and Robert Redding, esquires, having taken forcible possession of the mansion-house of Gormanstown, petitioners regained possession of the same, and are now under indictment for their pretended offence. ...

They pray his Grace's warrant for his Majesty's graceous pardon.


Annexed

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 524

Document type: Original


Petition of Capain Toby Barnes to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 1 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 175

Document type: Copy

Recites that certain lands in the county of Meath ["Glanmalin ... in the county of Wicklow", is also mentioned at foot of the annexed order, but not named in the Petition itself] whereof Thomas Blood was seized are, by his outlawry for high-treason, become forfeited to his Majesty. Prays for a custodiam of the same.


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Barons of the Exchequer, for the grant of a custodiam of the lands above-recited, if found to be at his Majesty's disposal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 175v

Document type: Copy


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 148

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

The suit of Mr Nicholas Knight, one of the present six clerks in the Chancery of Ireland, to be admitted one of the four Attorneys of the Castle-Chamber there, is, by the King's command, earnestly recommended. ...


Lodowick Jackson to Ormond

Written from: Youghal

Date: 2 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 7

Document type: Original

Reports the circumstances under which a Cadiz wine-ship (bound for an English or Irish port) was boarded by a "Turkish man-of war" [meaning an Algerine corsair], which had previously captured a French vessel bound for Cadiz, on board of which they had found "a person that was an instrument in the late King's death", together with his wife. Adds that these captives have been carried into Algiers, and that some of the seamen think, from the description given, that the person so taken is Ludlow.


Petition of Captain Edward Brabazon to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 2 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 175v

Document type: Copy

Recites particulars of certain arrears of pay due to petitioner, as captain of a company of foot in his Majesty's standing army of Ireland; & his willingness to accept one moiety, in full discharge thereof.


Annexed

An Order for stating petitioner's arrears as above-recited

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 175v

Document type: Copy


The Answer of Edward Smith, one of Your Grace's Guard of Battleaxes, to the Petition [presented to the Duke of Ormond] by Nathaniel Cartwright, complainant

Date: [circa 2 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 178

Document type: Copies

With the Order made thereon.


Petition of Thomas Norton to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 2 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 178v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of an information, alleged by the petitioner to be false & malicious, charging him with the utterance of treasonable words. With prayer that the matter may be referred to Sir Jerome Alexander, for inquiry thereinto.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition, as prayed for

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 178v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Colonel Oliver Keating to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 2 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 182v

Document type: Copy

Ten months' arrears of pay are due to petitioner as cornet of the Earl of Meath's troop. In consideration of the exhaustion of the Treasury, he is willing to accept a moiety thereof, in satisfaction of the whole.


Annex 1

An Order for the stating of petitioner's arrears by the Muster-Master-General

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 182v

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate, by the Deputy Muster-Master-General, of the arrears of pay due to the Petitioner

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 8 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 182v

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 182v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Robert Highmore, clerk, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 2 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 182v

Document type: Copy

Is instituted and inducted into the vicarial part of Grange-Spedage [Spedagh?] and Grange-Silvia [in MS.: "Silva"], in the diocese of Leighlin [in MS.: "Loughlin"], and into divers other small villages thereunto adjoining, ... enjoyed by one Mr Parker, before the war, who was paid the sum of forty pounds, per annum, by the late Lord Galmoy, who enjoyed the parsonage as impropriate. ... But the now Lord Galmoy refused to pay the said forty pounds, and offereth petitioner but ten pounds, per annum, for the said vicarage. ...

Prays that such course may be taken thereupon, as to the Lord Lieutenant shall seem fit.


Annexed

An Order that this Petition be taken into consideration at the Council Board

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 183

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant in due form to Sir Richard Lane, baronet, of one market weekly, and of two fairs yearly, in the town of Tulske, in the county of Roscommon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 163v-164

Document type: Copy


Petition of Sir Andrew Aylmer, baronet, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 3 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 177

Document type: Copy

Recites proceedings taken under his Grace's order upon a suit of petitioner's son, Captain Gerald Aylmer, now deceased, for a custodiam of certain lands formerly belonging to William Fitzgerald & Garrett Sutton in the county of Kildare, and barony of Ikeathy [in MS.: "Ikethy"] and Oughterany [in MS.: "Oughtereny"]. ... Prays that the grant thereof may be made to petitioner.


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Barons of the Exchequer, for a grant to petitioner of the lands above-recited, if found to be at his Majesty's disposal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 177

Document type: Copy


Petition of Sir Jerome Alexander, and of the parishioners of Kilcoole, otherwise Kilcooly, in the county palatine of Tipperary, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 3 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 199

Document type: Copy

The Rectory of Kilcoole is impropriate, and belongs to his Majesty in right of his Crown. Heretofore, it was in lease at a rent of £5 sterling, for a term long since expired. Since the Restoration, the Duke's Estate Commissioners have let the same, for his Grace's use, at a rent of £20, ... which the usurped powers enjoyed before. The Protestants within the parish are distressed for want of [a Minister] [here the copyist has written "vision"]. ... They pray his Grace to recommend to the King the conferring of the rectory upon the Church; and, in the interim, to grant to the petitioner, Alexander, a custodiam of it, for the sole benefit of the Church.


Annex 1

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 199

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate, by the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 19 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 199

Document type: Copy

Certificate, by the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, that the Rectory aforesaid was in the 34th year of 2 Elizabeth demised to John Dongan at the rent of £5 sterling, ... with other particulars; & with the recommendation that the Rectory should be now settled on the Church, reserving the ancient rent to the Crown.


Annex 3

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, that caveats be entered, with the officers concerned, against any grant of the Rectory aforesaid, in order to its disposal according to the prayer of the Petitioners

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 200

Document type: Copy


Clancarty to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 4 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 309

Document type: Holograph

States the claim of certain "ancient natives" of Cork, who still adhered to the Royal authority, as sufficiently known to the Lord Lieutenant & approved by his Grace's Certificates, to be ground for their just restitution to their estates. ... But the renewal of a distinct expression of his Grace's sense of the justice of their demand is solicited. ...


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 150

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Mr. Copinger, who bears this letter, has made certain representations on behalf of the Corporation of Cork, concerning which the favour of the Lord Lieutenant's opinion is desired. ...


Advices of the proceedings of disaffected persons in various parts of Ireland

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 319-320

Document type: Copy

Addressed to "H. M."; and communicated to Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond.


Warrant, by the King, for the payment to Frances, Countess of Portland, widow of Jerome, Earl of Portland, deceased, of a sum of £2,000, out of the profits of certain lands in Ireland, described herein

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 435

Document type: Copy; as entered at the Signet Office


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 328

Document type: Original

Sir Thomas Wharton, K.B. - to whom three half years' entertainment as captain of a foot-company in Ireland from 1 April 1640 to 30 September 1641 remains due, amounting to £922 and threepence, and who is stated to have paid the officers & soldiers of his company out of his own purse, at the outbreak of the rebellion - is to have a grant out of forfeited lands remaining at the King's disposal, to a value not exceeding three hundred pounds a year.


Ormond to Sir Richard Hastings

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 258

Document type: Copy

Not until 24 January did the Duke receive Sir Richard's letter of 26 December last. Has not received a syllable from Colonel Phillips concerning the Accord. ...

In that matter, the Duke watched himself as well as he could, lest his relation to Richard's wife should corrupt the equity he proposed to himself therein. Hopes that he has not been so scrupulous in that, as to have done her or Sir Richard any wrong - which was far from his intention. ...


Copy of [an unsigned] Letter to "H. M." [ Captain Hugh Montgomery]

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 242-243

Document type: Endorsed by Ormond, as given to him by Captain Montgomery on the 13th February.

Copy of [an unsigned] Letter to "H. M." [Captain Hugh Montgomery; concerning an account of what has been told to a servant of the writer, and to others, about the conspircy of Colonel Gilbert Carr, and of various persons not herein named, to raise a rebellion, "in all the three Kingdoms at one time, or near the same time" ...].


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 257

Document type: Copy; as before

If the Chancellor finds reason in what is proposed in the writer's letter to Mr Secretary Bennet, it is wished that he would hasten such an answer, as may set the writer free to follow his first instructions, whereby, he thinks, "those of that [the Roman-Catholic] "Religion will receive more advantage than by all the caressments they boast of at Court, - which may hurt the Court, but will never do the body ... [of Romanists] good".

Sir Thomas Sherlock is dead. ... he met with hard fortune in the decision of his cause [in the Court of Claims]. His family - that of so innocent a person - ought to be redeemed from beggary & utter ruin. ...


Annex 1

A paper delivered to the Lord Lieutenant, by the Archbishops of Armagh & of Dublin

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 257


Annex 2

Ormond to Bennet [calendared above]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 January 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 254-256


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 258-259

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The Archbishops of Armagh and of Dublin "have often before made verbal complaints" to the writer, "to the same purpose", as in the paper herewith communicated. ... They find themselves now necessitated, for their own discharge, and by the continuance & increase of the ... arrogant deportment of the Romish clergy, to make this kind of application for redress. ... By warrant of an Instruction from his Majesty [to the effect indicated in a former dispatch], ... will this paper be best answered - the prosecution be rightly placed - and the well-affected [Romanist] clergy encouraged to persist in their good principles, and to imbue the people with them. ...


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to Thomas Pooley, of the sum of five hundred pounds, sterling, in consideration of certain lands of his, "taken within his Majesty's Park of the Phoenix"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 163v

Document type: Copy


An Order of Summons, by the Duke of Ormond, for the appearance before him (according to a recognizance of July 9th, preceding) of Thomas Scott, of Lannegroggin, in the county of Wexford, esquire

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 164

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Clancarty

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 39-40

Document type: Holograph-Copy

Lord Clancarty's letter of January 9th came with a host of other and urgent letters. The Duke is as much troubled as the gentlemen therein named can be, that he and his present correspondent "are at a greater distance from one another, than formerly we have been". Of this estrangement, he cannot find, within himself, either the cause, or a reluctance to its removal.

The writer has hope soon to hear what is intended [in England] for the Settlement of this Kingdom. Unless wise councels prevail, decay will come, instead of improvement; danger, instead of security.

The new 'mode' is to write letters without beginning or ending. The Duke follows the mode.


Certificate of Sir Daniel Bellingham, Deputy Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, to the Duke of Ormond, concerning arrears of pay due to Rice Morgan

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 5 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 216

Document type: Copy


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to Rice Morgan, of the arrears certified as above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 216v

Document type: Copy


Orders of Summons, by the Duke of Ormond, for the attendance before him,, according to previous recognizances, of James Tanner, Theophilus Sandford, Thomas Barrington, & John Fowkes, respectively

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: [5? February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 164v

Document type: Breviates (four entries)


Petition of Thomas, Lord Viscount Dillon, of Costello & Gallen, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 5 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 179v

Document type: Copy

Plaint concerning a high quit-rent imposed, in the Court of Exchequer, upon lands lately decreed to petitioner. With prayer for respite of the levying of the same, until petitioner shall have time to make his humble address to his Majesty thereupon.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 179v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Edward Bassnet, and Oliver Bassnet, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 5 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 180

Document type: Copy

Arrears of pay for service in his Grace's Guard.


Annexed

Warrant of the Duke of Ormond for payment, by the Clerk of the Guard, of the arrears claimed in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 180

Document type: Copy


Petition of Sir Robert Forth to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 5 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 180

Document type: Copy

Recites the fees, allowances and privileges, attached to the petitioner's office of Constable of the ancient fort and castle of Philipstown in the King's County; and also, that "out of good husbandry in the management of his Majesty's Revenue", the Lord Lieutenant hath left petitioner out of the Establishment. ...

Prays for such reasonable allowance for his legal interest in the premises, as shall be thought fit.


Annexed

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 180v

Document type: Copy


Petition of William Webb to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 5 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 181

Document type: Copy

Recites the restoration, to his estate in Ireland, of the Earl of Carlingford, under a proviso of the Act of Settlement, which proviso contains a clause for reprisal of persons to whom any of the lands of the said Earl shall have been set out. ...

Recites also that petitioner had 1,800 acres of the Earl's lands set out to him, in satisfaction of his arrears; with other particulars. ...

Prays for an order to the Barons of the Exchequer to grant to petitioner a custodiam of certain lands in the province of Connaught, and county of Mayo.


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Barons of the Exchequer, for the grant to petitioner of a custodiam of the lands prayed for, if found to be at his Majesty's disposal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 181v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Sir William Tichborne, knight, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 5 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 181v

Document type: Copy

Finds himself left out of the list of officers [who served his Majesty in Ireland before 5 June, 1649], which the Trustees of the '49 Security are directed to return to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims.

Prays for his Grace's order directing a stay of the return aforesaid, until petitioner shall have opportunity to answer any allegation that may be made against him.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the Sub-Commissioners for the stating of army accounts, and to the Trustees, named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 181v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Luke Reilly [in MS.: "Reily"] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 5 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 210

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances under which petitioner was found guilty of "homicide by misadventure", for the killing of John Hamilton, one of the servants of William Baily, Bishop of Clonfert, in whose house petitioner was maintained by the Bishop's charity.

Prays for the grant of his Majesty's pardon.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition, to the Judge before whom the petitioner was tried

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 210

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate of Thomas Stockton, esquire, one of his Majesty's Justices of Assize, upon the Petition to him referred, as above

Date: 16 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 210

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant, in due form of law, of his Majesty's pardon to the above-named petitioner

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 210v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Donnogh O'Daly, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 5 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 186

Document type: Copy

Recites that certain lands in the barony of Killconnell and county of Galway, part of petitioner's ancient inheritance, were by the late usurped power given to Alexander McDonnell, "whose pretended interest and estate in the North was lately decreed and restored [so in MS.] for the Lord Marquis of Antrim, in lieu of which estate, amongst other lands, the premises were disposed of as aforesaid". ...

Recites also that certain lands given to petitioner, "by the pretended Commissioners of Loughreagh were recovered against him by the Lady Dowager of Clanricarde, and the now Earl of Clanricarde"; ... and further that petitioner has been lately adjudged an innocent in the Court of Claims. ...

Prays that no custodiam be granted of the lands, aforesaid, until Petitioner be heard by his Counsel, or be legally evicted.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Barons of the Exchequer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 186

Document type: Copy


Petition to the Duke of Ormond, of William Carter, administrator of the estate of William Horne, deceased

Date: [circa 5 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 192

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Quartermaster Stephen Hellyer, of the Earl of Orrery's troop. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 192

Document type: Copy


Thomas Chiffinch to Lane

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 311

Document type: Holograph

Has procured a letter from the King [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland], in behalf of one Dr. James, formerly Vicar-General to the Lord Bishop of Down and Connor, for certain dispensations of residence, &c, herein specified. Sir George Lane's good offices in the matter are solicited. ...

PS.: Diretions in respect to the delivery of his Majesty's portrayal are also requested.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 152

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Has received the Duke's letter of 27th January. ... The Commissioners tell the present writer that the Lord Chancellor [Clarendon] seems to be agreed with them upon all the amendments of the pending Bill [for Ireland]. ...


Affidavit of Edmund Yeomans, concerning service of the Lord Lieutenant's Order upon Major Richard Goodwin, defendant in a plaint of debt brought by John Baily

Date: 6 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 196v

Document type: Certified Copy


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, that the plaintiff above-named may take his remedy, by due course of law, against the defendant

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 196v

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Annesley, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 6 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 179

Document type: Copy

Plaint of wrongful rescue of cattle, about to be impounded for trespass, and of abusive language, against Henry Welsh, a keeper, under Wentworth, Earl of Kildare. With prayer for license to proceed against the offender by course of law.


Annexed

An Order of Summons, against the above-named defendant

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 179v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Henry Mason to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 6 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 180v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Sergeant John Bartonshaw, and others. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the several defendants named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 180v

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Jeanar to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 6 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 183

Document type: Copy

Plaint, as executor of Arthur Bell, deceased, of debt against Lieutenant Henry Morton. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 183

Document type: Copy


Petition of Patrick Hackett to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 6 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 202v

Document type: Copy

Plaint that petitioner's name was counterfeited upon a bond given by Richard O'Shea, - since convicted and executed for felony, - as security for excise-money, petitioner knowing nothing thereof; and that, in consequence, "all the poor petitioner hath is seized on, for that which should be of right paid out of the said Richard O'Shea's goods." ...

Prays for an order of restitution, and for his discharge out of the Exchequer.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Barons of the Exchequer and to Attorney-General Sir William Domvile

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 203

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate of the Referees above-named, upon the Petition so to them referred

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 26 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 203

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for the restitution of petitioner's cattle, and for the discharge of the bond above-recited

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 203v-204

Document type: Copy


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 7 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 81-84

Document type: Holograph. Partially printed by Lister; III, 234-238.

States the reasons which after much hesitation induce the writer to think the Lord Lieutenant's presence here will be useful to the King's service; and the view which has been taken of that suggestion by his Majesty & by the Duke of York. ...

Communicates, at very great length, the course of proceedings concerning the Settlement of Ireland; and the writer's own views in relation to it. ... He does not, he says, "undervalue a 'piece of parchment' so much as [the Duke of Ormond] does, for - there being no other rule of justice but the law - he who can by law provide that his estate shall not be forfeited by treason, must have the advantage of him who either cannot or doth not make such provision; & we see, by this means, some of the King's murderers, and even Sir H. Vane himself, have left their estates, or a good part thereof, to their posterity". ...


Petition of Major Abraham Highmore, and John Burdett, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 7 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 183v

Document type: Copy

Petitioners served as private troopers, in the Earl of Drogheda's troop, and in Captain John Salt's troop. They complain of wrongful detention of their pay by Joseph Wright, formerly clerk of the Earl Drogheda's troop. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 184

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Arthur to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 7 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 193

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Captain James Robinson. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 193

Document type: Copy


Petition of Major Abraham Highmore to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 7 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 205

Document type: Copy

Recites petitioner's appointment to be High-Collector of the first three Levies of Poll-money, in the county of Carlow, where the inhabitants are so few that his allowance amonuted to but seven pounds for each of the first two Polls. ...

Prays that according to a precedent made in the time of the late Lords Justices, a further allowance of the sum of £40 may be granted.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Sir Daniel Bellingham

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 206

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate of Sir Daniel Bellingham, upon the Petition to him referred, as above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 20 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 206

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Warrant by the Duke of Ormond for the payment, to the above-named petitioner, of a sum of £40, "out of the Poll-money for which he is now to account"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 206

Document type: Copy


A Warrant for the payment of the Salary & Military Pay of James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 8 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 44v

Document type: Breviate


"Memoranda, from Sir T. O." [Thomas Osborne?, afterwards Duke of Leeds, K.G.]

Date: 8 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 213

Document type:

"Memoranda, from Sir T. O." [Thomas Osborne?, afterwards Duke of Leeds, K.G.] written by Lord Wharton [and relating to the granting of various sums of money "to Ministers" [i.e. to ministers of nonconformist congreagations, as it would seem from the context]; apparently with a political object].


Certificate of Thomas Stockton, one of the Justices of Assize of Ireland, upon the Petition of Thomas Reilly [in the Certificate "Reily"; in the Order "Rely"], a prisoner convicted of felony for horse-stealing

Date: 8 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 193v-194

Document type: Copy


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant, in due form of law, of his Majesty's pardon to the petitioner above-named

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 194

Document type: Copy


Petition of George Purdon, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 8 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 184v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Captain Robert Smyth. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 185

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Stanton, a poor prisoner in the gaol of the county of Mayo, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 8 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 222v

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances under which petitioner was found guilty of homicide by misadventure, for the killing of one Richard O'Moran. Prays for the grant of his Majesty's pardon.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Judge of Assize, before whom the petitioner was tried

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 222v

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate of Thomas Stockton, esquire, one of the Justices of Assize, upon the case of the above-named petitioner

Date: 22 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 222v

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the issue "of a Pardon of course", to the petitioner, by the Lord Chancellor

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 223

Document type: Copy


Petition of Henry Clift, a carpenter, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 8-27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 206v-207

Document type: Copies (three)

Recites his employment at the Phoenix [Park]; and prays for an order for the payment of his wages now in arrear.

[With two Orders of Reference thereon, and the Certificate of Dr. John Westley, that the petitioner wrought 66 days, "for which remains in arrear to him the sum of £4: 19s."]


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 156-157

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

It is his Majesty's wish that by one or two prorogations of the Parliament of Ireland, about three months should be suffered to spend themselves. He assures himself that, by the end of that time, the Bill shall be entirely ready. ... To petitions for a farm of the Inland Excise in Ireland, the King answers that he hath left that whole matter at the Lord Lieutenant's disposal. ...


A News-Letter addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 9 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 50-51

Major Salway has been liberated from his imprisonment in the Tower; and Mr. Henry Neville [author of Plato Redivivus; a Dialogue Concerning Government; of the satire upon Cromwell, entitled 'Shuffling, Cutting, and Dealing'; and of other political tracts] hath leave to go beyond sea, giving security not to return to England.

The Highlands of Scotland are disturbed by "a very high dispute between two Clans, about a plea, two hundred years old" [for possession of certain lands]: the power of five neighbouring counties has been called upon by the Council to enforce the decision of the Court [of Session].

A great entertainment has been given at St James's, by the Duchess of York, to the King and Queen, & the whole Court, "in respect to Mrs Blagge", upon her marriage.


Petition of Sir Jerome Alexander [one of the Justices of Assize of Ireland] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 9 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 185

Document type: Copy

Recites proceedings taken under a former Order made by his Grace upon a Petition from Dennis Browne praying for the grant of a custodiam of certain lands in the barony of Fertullagh and county of Meath. ...

Recites also the death of the said Dennis Browne before completion of the intended grant; the intermarriage of his widow with John Beavans, esquire; and the making over by them to the petitioner, "so much as in them lieth, ... their right and pretence to the said lands and discovery thereof" [as of lands forfeited to the King]. ...

Prays for the grant of a custodiam thereof, accordingly.


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Barons of the Exchequer, for the grant to petitioner of a custodiam of the lands above-recited, if found to be at his Majesty's disposal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 185

Document type: Copy


Petition of Peter Goodwin, merchant, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 9 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 186v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Quartermaster Thomas Bedbey, and John Gardner, clerk to the Earl of Ossery's troop. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendants named in the Petition, respectively

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 186v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Robert Parry, sergeant in Major Broughton's company in the Royal Regiment, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 9 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 187v

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances under which petitioner has been convicted of manslaughter and prays for remission of the penalty of burning in the hand.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Judges of Assize

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 188

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

A further Order reciting the opinion of the Judges of Assize upon the petitioner's case, as communicated by them to Attorney-General Sir William Domvile

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 188

Document type: Copy

With a Warrant for the grant of his Majesty's gracious pardon to the Petitioner, in due form of law.


Petition of Nicholas de Estre [so in MS.], gunsmith, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 9 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 189v-190

Document type: Copy

Plaint against John Dirnill, "one of the Gunsmiths belonging to the Castle" [of Dublin] and against one Mesandière [in MS.: "Mesandeer"], a servant of the Duke's, for various wrongs alleged to have been done to the petitioner.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Steward of his Grace's Household, and to Captain Samuel Molyneux, master-gunman

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 190

Document type: Copy


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 330

Document type: Original

Daniel Gaghan to have a grant of certain lands in the county of Leitrim, formerly belonging to Con O'Rourke of Modenagh in the county aforesaid; if they be found to belong now to the Crown by escheat; the late owner being dead, & without heirs. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 332

Document type: Original

Sir John Desvilliers, for good service during the late Rebellion, is recommended to the Lord Lieutenant for some fit employment in Ireland.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 31

Document type: Copy

Part of a letter from Mr Secretary Bennet is herewith sent, by express, in order that the Lord Lieutenant may speedily be favoured with Lord Orrery's advice, not only as to the best way of proceeding thereupon, but also in respect of finding out the fittest persons to be undertakers. ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 260-264

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Particulars concerning Sir H. Bennet's grant of lands in Ireland. ... Does not doubt but that the desired recruits for Portugal may be sent hence in the proportion proposed; and that they will be ready as soon as the French ships can get to the port where the recruits may best be embarked. ...

[The writer also mentions his continued inability even "to come so near as guessing" at the author or printer of a certain "infamous pamphlet".]


Certificate, by the Deputy Muster-Master-General, of arrears of pay due to Captain Edward Brabazon as captain of a foot-company in his Majesty's Army of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 10 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 184v

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon this Certificate

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 184v

Document type: Copy


Fitzharding to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 9

Document type: Holograph

Recommends for a military command, should the Duke so please, in the King's service in Ireland, Colonel Davalier, under whom the writer formerly served, abroad.


Petition, to the Duke of Ormond, of Edmund Nangle, cornet to Sir Arthur Forbes' troop

Date: [circa 10 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 197

Document type: Copy

Plaint concerning orders made by the Court of Exchequer for charging the petitioner with certain sums of money, under wrongful information that he was, during the Usurption, Clerk of the Peace for the county of Westmeath, and also tenant of certain tithes in the county of Longford. With prayer that no defalcations may be made from petitioner's pay on account thereof, until further inquiry into the premises.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Barons of the Court of Exchequer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 197v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Edward Purcell to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 10 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 213

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances under which, at the late Assizes at Kilkenny, petitioner was indicted for the murder of one Maghlen [McLaghlen] Brenan, and found not guilty of murder, but manslaughter.

Prays for remission of the penalty of burning in the hand, upon grounds stated.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Judge of Assize, before whom the petitioner was tried

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 213

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate of Robert Griffith, sergeant-at-law, upon the Petition to him referred, as above

Date: [circa 16 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 213v

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant, in due form of law, of his Majesty's pardon to the above-named petitioner

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 213v

Document type: Copy


Colonel John Gorges to Ormond

Written from: Londonderry

Date: 12 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 317

Document type: Holograph

Having received his Grace's sanction for the taking upon him of the office of Mayor of Londonderry, a function he would not dare to have sought leave to discharge, but as a furtherance to his, the writer's, military employment, and after advice with, & approval from, both our own Bishop [of Derry] and the Bishop of Raphoe. ... With such sanction, he ventures to undertake the charge. He has made due provision to publish his Grace's late proclamations & commands.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the issue in due form of a Commission of Oyer & Terminer, for the county of the city of Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 165v-166

Document type: Copy


A like Warrant, for the making of particulars, on behalf of Theobald (Taaffe), Earl of Carlingford, of the lands directed to be granted to him, by his Majesty's letter of the 11th of November (1663)

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 167

Document type: Copy


A like Warrant, and to like effect, on behalf of Thomas (Dillon), Viscount Dillon of Costello and Gallen

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 167

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the making out of particulars of such lands as are, by his Majesty's letter dated 19th January preceding, directed to be granted to Colonel William Legg

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 167

Document type: Copy


Petition of Elizabeth Warren, widow, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 12 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 190v

Document type: Copy

Prays for the grant of a custodiam of "a small number of acres ... in the townlands of Lyracor and Readstown in the county of Meath, and in the townland of Clonnevo, in the King's county, formerly belonging to petitioner's late husband, and as yet undisposed of, by the Court of Claims, or otherwise".


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Barons of the Exchequer, for the grant of a custodiam, as prayed for, of the lands above-recited, if found to be at his Majesty's disposal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 190v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Owen Vaughan to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 12 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 191

Document type: Copy

Plaint against John Ormsby, esquire, for breach of covenant, and for debt, arising from a sub-letting by petitioner to the said defendant of his farm of wine and aquavitae licenses for the county of Mayo. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 191

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas Jesson to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 12 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 193

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against John Boulton, one of his Grace's Lifeguard. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 193

Document type: Copy


Petition of Francis Spence to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 12 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 231v

Document type: Copy

Petitioner faithfully served the late King, before & after the Rebellion, until his Grace's departure; and was spoiled by the rebels of his moveables & stock, to the value of £2,000 and upwards. ...

Prays that some part "of the £5,000, set apart for those in supplicant's condition", may be granted to him.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the trustees of the commissioned officers that served in Ireland before 5 June, 1649

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 231v

Document type: Copy


Lane to Brodrick

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 259

Document type: Holograph Minute

The Lord Lieutenant has received Sir Allan's letters of 23, 26, 29 January and of 2 and 6 February, inst. ... His Grace will answer them by the next opportunity.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 265-268

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Is to acknowledge the obligation laid on the writer by the Secretary's professed readiness [in MS.: "the readiness you profess", &c.] to contribuite towards the good accomodation of his Majesty's Fort of Duncannon, whereof he had also received assurance from Sir John Boys. ...

Notices the conditions under which the writer gave his humble advice to the King to hold his hand from further grants of lands in Ireland; and also the special circumstances which mark Lord Kingston's suit.

Adds, at great length, particulars of the case of Mr Samuel Bathurst, against Mr Daniel O'Neill, in relation to the postmastership of Dublin.


Ormond to Manchester

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 45v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Renews a desire formerly expressed, on behalf of his Majesty's Trumpeters, &c. in Ireland, for allowance of liveries from England, in common "with the next of kin of his Majesty's servants", there.


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 13 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 481

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for a letter of February 5th. Hopes to be able to confer with the King upon a political matter referred to in that letter, on the day next after date of the present.

Lord Anglesey has told the writer of the instructions he has received to provide a home at Chelsea, for the reception of the Duchess. Failing to enjoy the company of both, one will be very welcome.


Petition of William Harman to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 13 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 192

Document type: Copy

Petitioner, as Clerk of his Excellency's Lifeguard of Horse, received order to pay unto certain soldiers disbanded thence, a month's pay; and did so pay them, as far as his receipts would go. But part of the money assigned thereto remains still in the hands of Robert Browne, the then Collector for the county of Carlow. ...

Prays for an order of payment upon the said Collector.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 192

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas Swann, late Collector of his Majesty's Customs in the port of Dungannon, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 14 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 193v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against William Harman, Clerk of his Grace's Lifeguard. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 193v

Document type: Copy


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 392

Document type: Original

Recommends the claim of Thomas Fleming for "just & reasonable assistance" in his endeavours for the recovery of compensation for damages sustained by him upon the coasts of Ireland, in the years 1649 and 1650.


An Order for the payment by Sir George Lane, of the sum of £21, sterling, to Sir Daniel Bellingham, on account of value received from Sir Thomas Vyner in London, by the Duke of Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 15 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 18v

Document type: Copy

With an endorsement.


Thomas Samborne to Sir George Lane

Written from: London

Date: 15 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 11-12

Document type: Original

Submits the writer's account, for a weekly supply of Intelligence from England, between the months of September last & March proximo.

[The cost of the weekly newsletter, for 6 months, with postage, is £20.]


Affidavit of William Price concerning service of the Lord Lieutenant's order in the matter of George Cawdron, plaintiff, against Thomas Meakes, defendant, upon the said defendant

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 15 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 205v

Document type: Certified Copy


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, giving license to George Cawdron to take his remedy by due course of law against the above-named defendant

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 205v

Document type: Copy


The Replication of John Browne, complainant [in a plaint of debt], to the Answer of John Robinson, defendant

Date: [circa 15 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 194v

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon this Replication

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 195

Document type: Copy


The Replication of Nathaniel Cartwright, complainant [in a plaint of debt], to the Answer of Edward Smyth, one of Your Grace [the Duke of Ormond]'s Guard of Battleaxes, defendant

Date: [circa 15 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 195

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon this Replication

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 195v

Document type: Copy


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 158

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

The Lord Lieutenant's letter of the 5th inst, and the Address from the Lord Primate & Lord Archbishop of Dublin, ... "concerning the scandalous behaviour of the Roman-Catholic Priests", ... have been submitted to the King, whose answer is to this effect: Whilst he believed the Roman-Catholics of that Kingdom to be behaving themselves peaceably, "he had been content to suspend all persecution & molestation against them"; ... now, being otherwise assured, ... he is content that the Lord Lieutenant should offer for their subscription a Declaration [of Allegiance] ... in such form as shall be "a good test to distinguish the quiet from the unquiet spirits among them". ...


Certificate of Sir Richard Kennedy, Second Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland, to the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition of Thomas Prymer on behalf of Eleanor Springham, a convicted prisoner now in the gaol of Drogheda

Date: 16 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 208v-209

Document type: Copy


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant of his Majesty's gracious pardon to the prisoner above-named

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 209

Document type: Copy


Certificate, by Sir Jerome Alexander, one of his Majesty's Justices of Assize in Ireland, upon the Petition of Thomas Norton, to him referred

Date: 16 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 227v

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, that the petitioner above-named shall be left "to apply himself to the Judges of Assize for the County of Meath, who are to do in this matter what shall be fit and just"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 227v

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the drawing up of a fiant, containing such a grant from his Majesty to Sir Henry Bennet [afterwards, Earl of Arlington], as is directed by his Majesty's letter of 30 January, preceding

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 166v

Document type: Copy


A like Warrant, for the grant to the Duke of Ormond, in pursuance of his Majesty's letter of 19 January, preceding, of the government of the Fort of Passage, in the county of Waterford

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 166v

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, regulating, in conformity with the practice of the College of Arms in England, the fees to be received by his Majesty's Serjeants and other Officers at Arms in Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 167v

Document type: Copy


Annex 1

A List [by Sir Edward Walker, Garter King-at-Arms] of such Fees of Honour, as are due and constantly paid to his Majesty's servants, from such as receive ... Degrees of Honour

Date:

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 168

Document type: Certified Copy


Annex 2

A List and Establishment of such fees and privileges as hath usually been and now are received by his Majesty's Serjeants-at-Arms attending his Majesty's person

Date:

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 168

Document type: Certified Copy


Annex 3

Fees due to the Serjeants-at-Arms, for Honours conferred by his Majesty

Date:

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 168v

Document type: Certified Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to Henry Gilbert, esquire, High Sheriff of Queen's County, for the effectual prosecution of Rebels and Tories in that county and in King's County

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 169

Document type: Copy


A further Warrant to the officers commanding the garrisons of Maryborough, Birr, and Rosecrea, respectively, for the rendering of military aid to the Sheriff above-named, when required

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 169v

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant in due form to Sir John Temple, of certain forfeited lands, lying in the barony of Balrothery [in MS.: "Balrodery"], in the county of Dublin, according to directions contained in his Majesty's letter of 19th January, preceding

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 171v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Cornet Edmund Nangle to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 17 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 196

Document type: Copy

Recites an Order, long since made by his Grace, for the grant to petitioner of a custodiam of certain concealed lands, in the barony of Fertullagh & county of Westmeath; and also a recommendation made to his Grace by the Barons of the Exchequer that the matter should be referred to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, in which court, adds petitioner, no distinction is likely to be made between lands justly belonging to adventurers, & lands which are at his Majesty's disposal, until the whole settlement of the Kingdom shall have been made. ...

Recites, further, certain pretensions of Sir Jerome Alexander to the lands aforesaid.

Renews the prayer of his former petition.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Barons of the Exchequer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 196

Document type: Copy

With instructions to forbear further proceeding, upon any former order, concerning the lands recited.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 337

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Michael [Boyle], Archbishop of Dublin, to receive a sum of £1,000 - towards the expenses of his removal from Cork to Dublin, & of the repair of the mansion-house of the See of Dublin - out of the sums payable into the Exchequer, by the purchases of decrees and lands in the province of Connaught, & county of Clare, in the right of persons transplanted.


Chesterfield to Ormond

Written from: Bretby

Date: 19 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 322

Document type: Holograph

Personal affairs. Transmits a paper, relating to Irish political matters, with which the writer is himself little acquainted. But he is advised to send it; although he can say nothing of the business, "more than appears in the paper [not now appended to this letter] itself".


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 19 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 54-55

An agreement has been made at Tangier, between the Deputy-Governor and the neighbouring Moors, for a prolongation of the Truce.

Upon the prosecution, in Doctors' Commons, of a Mr Probe by the Marquess of Dorchester for saying, of his Lordship: "He is no more to be regarded than a dog", the jury gave a verdict for 1,000 marks damages.

The Minster of Wimbledon, and three of the Earl of Bristol's servants, have been sent to the Gatehouse, by an order of the Privy Council, "for not obeying His Majesty's proclamation, in discovering him [the Earl?]".


Petition of William Wilson to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 19 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 196v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against John Douglas [in MS.: "Dowglass"], of Sir Arthur Forbes' troop of horse. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 196v

Document type: Copy


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 20 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 85

Document type: Holograph

Communicates some particulars of a scheme for raising in Ireland a thousand men, at the charge of France, for service in Portugal.


Ormond to Albemarle

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 12

Document type: Copy

Of two Instruments, herewith enclosed to his Grace, the first is for settling a salary of £300 upon a Standing Committee for the '[16]49 Security'; the second is for due allowances to Colonel Randal Clayton their Registrar [in MS.: (as uniformly in papers of this date) "Register"], who had formerly a commission from his Grace.


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 269-273

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... "I have not any inclination that disposes me to wish my going into England should be thought fit, but that of my desire to see & freely confer with you, and a belief that it is possible some such accident may happen at the first meeting of your Parliament, as may make me (who have been removed from any direct part in affairs there) of some use; and that if I did no good, I shall do no hurt, unless it be to myself, for I am - as I told you - reclaimed from the love of journeys". ...

Adds, at very great length, an exposition of the writer's views, his hopes, and his fears, concerning the pending Bill upon the Land Settlement of Ireland.


Enclosure 1

Observations, by the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, upon the 'Explanatory Bill', as transmitted

Date:

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 273

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 2

Copy of a Letter from the Internuncio at Brussels

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 273


Petition of William Keyes to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Galway]

Date: [circa 20 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 214

Document type: Copy

Alleges that he "never knew of the late plot, either directly or indirectly, until it was openly discovered"; although by his Grace's order he has been "taken from the town of Carrickfergus, and conveyed from garrison to garrsion unto Galway where he is now close prisoner". Prays that he may be brought to his trial, or permitted to return. ... But if it be his Grace's pleasure to continue to detain him here, prays for the liberty of the town, and for some allowance to maintain him.


Annexed

An Order for the payment to petitioner by the Governor of the town of Galway, of a weekly allowance of ten shillings, during the whole term of his detention, past and future

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 214v

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the making out of particulars of certain lands, &c., directed by his Majesty's letter of the 11th of November (1663), to be passed, by Letters-Patent, unto James Bryan

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 170

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the drawing up of a fiant, containing as well his Majesty's donation to Thomas Bayly, Doctor of Divinity, of the united bishoprics of Killala and Achonry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 9

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the drawing up of a fiant, containing as well his Majesty's donation to Thomas Bayly, Doctor of Divinity, of the united bishoprics of Killala and Achonry, now void by the death of Dr Henry Hall, as for the consecration and restitution of the said Thomas Bayly to the temporalities ... of the said bishopric.


Petition of William Taylor to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 20 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 198v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Ensign John Gaines. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 198v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Maurice Keating, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 21 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 211

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Laurence Thornton, a trooper under command of Sir Theophilus Jones. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant above-named

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 211

Document type: Copy


Petition of several innholders of the city of Dublin, ... to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 21 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 217v

Document type: Copy [fifteen signatures]

Petitioners have, pursuant to Order, returned to the Earl of Anglesey their respective bills of debts due from the Army, ... amounting to a considerable sum; ... but find no course as yet taken, for payment of the same. ... They pray that some part of the ensuing pay may be stopped, in order thereto. ...


Annex 1

An Order of Reference to Sir Daniel Bellingham, Deputy Vice-Treasurer of Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 218

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate of Sir Daniel Bellingham, upon the Petition to him referred, as above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 218

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for defalking out of arrears of pay due to certain disbanded soldiers the debts described in the above Certificate; and also for proportionate defalcation, from time to time, from the receipts of such indebted soldiers as still continue in pay

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 218

Document type: Copy


Petition of Sir Richard Lane, baronet, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 22 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 198v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt, upon bond, against John Slater, and William Antrobus, of the Lord President of Connaught's horse-troop. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendants named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 198v

Document type: Copy


Robert Southwell to Sir George Lane

Written from: London

Date: 23 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 324

Document type: Holograph

On coming from sermon, on the Sunday before the date of this letter, the King stopped a while in the Privy-Chamber, and spoke aloud, - first, of the printer lately convicted of libel, of a libel "so pernicious", said his Majesty, "that it was almost fit that it should be dispersed", to let the people know the desperate spirit of the contrivers, who sought not alone "to overthrow him, but all government whatsoever". He then spoke of "a hot-headed young fellow of the House [of Commons], one Stockdall, who is [now] in restraint, but a great incendiary". ...

Particulars of other Court & political incidents are also added. ...


An Answer to some particular instances [of the proceedings of the Commissioners for executing the 'Act of Settlement' of Ireland]

Date: 23 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 531-533

Document type: Draught; with corrections

An Answer to some particular instances [of the proceedings of the Commissioners for executing the 'Act of Settlement' of Ireland], wherein is mentioned that the [Explanatory] Bill, now under consideration, doth depart from, and in effect set aside, his Majesty's 'Declaration', and 'Instructions', in very material parts of them.

Sent to the Lord Chancellor Clarendon.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 160

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Particulars concerning the recruitment of the Army in Ireland, and concerning certain grants - amongst them one on behalf of Sir George Lane - which are still awaiting the King's signature. ...


A Report concerning the trial of the prisoners upon commission of oyer and terminer

Date: 23 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 562

Document type: Original. Endorsed, by Ormond, as received on 27 February.

Addressed by the Attorney General [Sir William Domvile] and Solicitor General [Sir John Temple] of Ireland, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.


A further Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, concerning reprizal lands to be granted to Sir Theophilus Jones, in accordance with the directions contained in his Majesty's letter of the 5th September (1663)

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 170r-v

Document type: Copy


A like Warrant, concerning the grant to be passed to Charles (Berkeley), Viscount Fitzhardinge, of certain lands

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 170v-171

Document type: Copy

A like Warrant, concerning the grant to be passed to Charles (Berkeley), Viscount Fitzhardinge, of certain lands "set out by the late Usurpers to several persons, in satisfaction of arrears for service done in ... England", ... "so far as shall amount to the sum of two thousand pounds yearly". ...


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 23 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 52-53

Narrates the prosecution of various persons for the publication of seditious libels.

Mentions the liberation of certain "servants of the Earl of Bristol", from prison, and also that of "the Constable and Churchwarden [of Wimbledon]"; adding "the Minster of Wimbledon remains still a prisoner in the Gate-House".


Petition of Thomas Maule, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 23 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 200

Document type: Copy

Petitioner, having just cause of suit against Colonel Francis Willoughby, prays for his Grace's license to sue.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 200

Document type: Copy


Petition of John, Lord Kingston, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 23 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 200v

Document type: Copy

Inconsideration of petitioner's readiness to deliver several lands [in Ireland] to their former proprietors, his Majesty was pleased by his letters of 22 August, 1662, and by other letters, to order several lands for petitioner's reprisal. ...

Petitioner is now informed that the Lord Viscount Fitzhardinge, Sir Theophilus Jones, Mr Solicitor [Sir John Temple], and some others, are endeavouring to pass Letters-Patent, Grants, or Custodiams, "of the greatest part of the said lands", before petitioner be reprised. He therefore prays an order for the entry of a Caveat against the passing of any such grants, ... until he be reprised.


Annexed

An Order for the taking into consideration of this Petition at the Council Board

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 200v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Sir Lucas Bath, baronet, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 23 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 201

Document type: Copy

Recites that certain of petitioner's lands in the counties of Meath and Dublin - for restoration of which he has a special proviso, in the late Act of Settlement - "are lately found forfeited unto his Majesty by several inquisitions, taken by the procurement of Sir Theophilus Jones", without that notice given which the law requires.

Recites also that, as petitioner is informed, Sir Theophilus Jones intends to pass the same, among other lands, by Letters-Patent. ...

Prays that the so-passing of any of the lands promised, or any part thereof, may by his Grace's order in that behalf be prevented. ...


Annexed

An Order for the taking into consideration of this Petition at the Council Board

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 201

Document type: Copy


Petition of Nicholas Bolton, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 23 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 210v-202

Document type: Copy

Recites the purchase, by the late Sir Edward Bolton, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, father of petitioner, of the lands of Trubly, Bridgend, and other lands in the county of Meath, which lands he acquired for valuable consideration from Bartholomew Cusack, about the year 1638, and possessed in his demesne as of fee until his death in about 1658, when the same descended to petitioner. ...

Recites also that by colour of a Commission, lately directed to Francis Leigh, as Escheator of the province of Leinster, ... the said Escheator, on the 10th of this present month of February, without notice to petitioner, & contrary to all rules of law, ... "did procure several witnesses to ... depose concerning the property of those lands in the year 1641, and refusing to receive any evidence to prove petitioner's title [so in MS.] ... caused the jury to find the said Bartholomew [Cusack] ... [then] proprietor of the said lands, and ... a delinquent", ... so that petitioner's lands are now ready to be put in charge in the Exchequer; and, as petitioner is informed, Sir Theophilus Jones is passing a patent of those lands. ...

Prays for an inquiry into the matters recited, by his Majesty's reverend judges, and that a stop may be put to the passing of Sir Theophilus Jones' patent.


Annexed

An Order for the taking into consideration of this Petition at the Council Board

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 202


Overtures for settling the Kingdom of Ireland

Date: 24 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 538-539

Document type: Original

Received from the Lord Massareene.


Petition of Nicholas Darcy, the younger, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: [circa 24 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 370

Document type: Original

Recites particulars of petitioner's title to the lands of Lynn and Rathduff in the county of Westmeath, under an agreement made with Beatrix Browne, relict of Dennis Browne; and also particulars of the grant under misinformation of a Custodium of the lands aforesaid to Sir Jerome Alexander.

Prays an order for the stay of the said Custodium, and for quieting petitioner in his lawful possession "until evicted by an Adventurer or Soldier".


Subjoined

An Order, upon the above-recited Petition, by the Duke of Ormond, in accordance with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 371

Document type: Copy


Warrants, by the Duke of Ormond, relating to the repair into England of Sir Maurice Berkeley, Vice-President of Connaught

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 February and 16 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 175v-176

Document type: Copies (three entries)


Petition of Captain Francis Spence, and of Peter Spence, executors of Anthony Spence, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 24 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 204

Document type: Copy

Recite the suing, out of Chancery, of a writ of elegit against Sir Piers Crosby, for a debt of £400 to Anthony Spence, deceased, in order to the satisfaction thereof out of Sir Piers Crosby's lands in the Queen's County, possession of which was delivered to petitioners by the then Sheriff. ...

Recite also that, in ignorance of such possession, a custodiam of the same amongst other lands has been granted to Colonel John Fitzpatrick, and that in order to the annulling of the said custodiam, petitioners have taken due proceedings in the Court of Exchequer.

Pray for his Grace's assent thereunto.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 204v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Arthur Padmore, and others, his Majesty's pursuivants, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 24 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 206

Document type: Copy

Recite the attachment, by petitioners' deputy, of John Whelan, in obediance to his Grace's order of 17 October 1663; and the rescue of the prisoner by the violence of one Nicholas Halfpeny, Clerk of the Crown, and Clerk of the Peace, of the county of Kilkenny.

Pray for the condign punishment of the offender.


Annex 1

Affidavit of Nicholas Gaynan, concerning the rescue of John Whelan, a prisoner, by Nicholas Halfpeny, of Kilkenny

Date: 15 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 206

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

An Order of Summons by the Duke of Ormond to the above-named Nicholas Halfpeny

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 206

Document type: Copy


Petition of James Cowley to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 24 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 207v-208

Document type: Copy

Recites, at great length, particulars of various lands in the county of Kilkenny, and in the county of Mayo, alleged by petitioner to be lands [forfeited and] "concealed from his Majesty".

Prays that he may have a custodiam of the lands aforesaid, "with the mesne [in MS.: "meane"] profits of them, at reasonable rents".


Annexed

Warrant for the grant of a custodiam of the lands recited in this Petition, "if found to be at his Majesty's disposal; not to be in charge; and not granted already to any other person"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 208

Document type: Copy


Petition of Frideswide [in MS.: "Frisweed"] Leigh, widow, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 24 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 212

Document type: Copies (two documents)

Recites his Grace's former grant to petitioner, in consideration of the loss of her husband, Captain Henry Leigh, of the personal estate of Alexander Jephson, attainted and executed for high treason. ...

Forasmuch as the said estate proves to be "very mean, and that there are many poor children to subsist there by", petitioner prays for a grant to her and to George Leigh, father of the said Henry Leigh, of the small real estate of the said Jephson. ...

With a list of the children of Alexander Jephson, and of those of Mrs Jephson, by a former husband, Captain Sterne.


Annexed

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 212

Document type: Copy


Petition of Edmund Payne, a poor distressed soldier, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 24 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 211

Document type: Copies (three documents)

Is eighty-nine years of age; served in Jersey, in Queen Elizabeth's time, for twenty two years; was forced into Ireland in the Usurper's time, but being then unable to serve was put into the Hospital [the Military Hospital at Kilmainham].

Prays for an Order for his return thither.

With a Certificate by James Fountaine; and an Order, as prayed for, by the Duke of Ormond thereupon.

Note: The Royal Hospital at Kilmainham was founded only in 1684.

Petition of Jane Reeves, widow, relict & executrix of George Reeves, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 24 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 219v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt, as executrix, against Roger Chamberlaine, a servant of his Grace. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 219v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 33-34

Document type: Copy

Communication about the meeting of Parliament was imparted to no creature living. ... His reasoining is just, & his conclusion (the Duke is persuaded) prudent. The English interest might have suffered by the heats in the Parliament, had it met, more than that interest could have received advantage, by anything set on foot therein. ...

The paper lately come over, called "Overtures for the settlement of the Kingdom of Ireland", ... and "said to have been presented to the King, by persons of honour & quality, ... is ... erroneous in the foundations it lays; unjust in the distribution it makes; impracticable in execution; contradictory in itself". ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 339-340

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

A like quantity of profitable lands, lying in the counties of Dublin, Louth & Kildare, to be forthwith set out to James, Duke of York, as the quantity of which he has been dispossessed in the province of Leinster; and also such further quantity in the county of Cork as shall equal that of which he has been dispossessed in the province of Munster, together with such surplusage in the county last-named, as shall cover any deficiency in the lands so appointed to be set out in the the counties of Dublin, Louth & Kildare, as aforesaid. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 341-342

Document type: Original

Recites a Grant of the Estate of Lewis [O'Dempsey], Lord Viscount Clanmalier [in MS.: "Glanmalier"], to Sir Henry Bennet; and also the present possession of that estate by Adventurers & Soldiers, under allotments made by them in the time of the late Usurpation, whose reprisal elsewhere is still uncertain. ...

Directs the setting out of other lands, of like value, and lying within the province wherein the estate aforesaid lies, and the passing of a grant thereof in custodium to Sir H. Bennet aforesaid, for a term, upon conditions, and to intents, herein stated.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 545

Document type: Holograph

Transmits the form of a suggested Royal Letter in relation to certain matters of military discipline in his Majesty's Army of Ireland; more particularly as concerns the strict attendance of officers at their respective quarters.


Subjoins

The King to Ormond

Date:

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 545r-v

Document type: Draught

Directions concerning the discipline of his Majesty's Army in Ireland.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 447

Document type: Copy

Particulars are to be drawn forthwith of such profitable lands, now at the King's disposal, & "lying within the counties of Dublin, Louth, & Kildare, in the Province of Leinster", as shall "amount to the full number of acres whereof Our dearest brother [the Duke of York] is [by late Decrees of the Commissioners for executing the Act of Settlement] dispossessed in that Province"; in order to their effectual grant to the said Duke of York, by way of reprisals. ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 274

Document type: Copy; as above

The present state of things in this kingdom considered, it may not be amiss that the writer should receive, & have at hand, such a letter directing him to reform some officers of the Army as the Secretary will find in the accompanying draught, now humbly offered for his Majesty's signature. ...


Encloses

Draught of a letter from the King to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, directing the reform of certain officers of his Majesty's Army in that Kingdom

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 274


Ormond to the Judges of Assize for the county of Wicklow or county of Wexford

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 45v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires that the trial of Darby Redmond be respited, for reasons stated.


Further Warrants, by the Duke of Ormond, for various disbursements, on account of the Phoenix Park, near Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 February to 30 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 172-173; 178-179

Document type: Copies (four entries)


Petition of Thomas Rigby, clerk, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 206v

Document type: Copy

Several parcels of land within the parishes of St Katherine and St James, in and near Dublin, of which parishes petitioner is Minister, being now inclosed within the new Deer park, the tithes thereof will no longer be of benefit to the Minister for the time being, as formerly they were.

Prays for an annual allowance to petitioner and his successors, in lieu thereof.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to William Dodson, esquire

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 206v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Colonel Garrett Moore to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 208v

Document type: Copy

Petitioner hath been for three months under restraint, in the City-Marshal's hands. He prays for an order of discharge upon trial.


Annexed

Warrant for the release of the above-named petitioner

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 208v

Document type: Copy

Warrant for the release of the above-named petitioner, upon bond in the sum of £1,000, for his return to the custody of the Marshal with whom he now is, on the 15th day of May next ensuing; there to remain until the Lord Lieutenant's further order thereupon.


Certificate of Richard Barry, Deputy Muster-Master-General of the Army of Ireland, to the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition of John Skelton, concerning debts due to him from various troopers serving in that army

Date: [circa 26 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 209v

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to the petitioner of the sums, certified as above, out of the arrears of pay due to the several troopers so indebted

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 209v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Peter Wynn to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 211v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Robert Brady, a soldier in his Majesty's Regiment of Guards.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the above-named defendant

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 211v

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Sweetman to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 211v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against John Magrath [in MS.: "Magragh"], and Timothy Wittam, troopers under Sir Arthur Forbes.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the above-named defendants, respectively

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 211v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Richard [Coote], Lord Coote, Baron of Coloony, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 214v-215

Document type: Copy

Recites his Majesty's letters of 27 June, 1662, under signet, directing the assignment to petitioner of certain lands ... which had been "concealed from his Majesty, and discovered by petitioner"; in way of reprisal for certain other lands, then in his possession, which by virtue of the Act of Settlement are restored to their former proprietors. ...

Prays for the grant of the first-recited lands, in custodiam, during pleasure.


Annex 1

A Schedule of lands in the barony of Moygoish [in MS.: "Moygayse"], and county of Westmeath, referred to in the Signet letter above-recited

Date: 27 June 1662

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 215

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Barons of the Exchequer, for the grant to petitioner of a Custodiam, during pleasure, of the lands named in the foregoing Schedule, if found to be at his Majesty's disposal, and not already granted to any other

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 215

Document type: Copy


Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Duke of York (Lord High Admiral)

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 449-450

Document type: Copy (ten signatures)

Certify advances made for shipping employed upon the Courts of Ireland, the present repayment of which into the Exchequer of that Kingdom, his Majesty's service therein necessarily requires.


Clarges to Lane

Written from: Mews [Charing Cross]

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 326

Document type: Holograph

Has such confidence in the friendship of Sir George Lane, that he may at any time open the writer's papers [in Ireland], without feeling any difficulty about it.

Is sorry to add that no progress is yet made here, with the pending Bill. ...

PS.: Encloses a paper to be presented, with most humble service, to my Lord Lieutenant.


Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to the Duke of York [Lord High Admiral]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 328-329

Document type: Copy

Report various particulars respecting Naval affairs, on the Irish Court; & the outlay of moneys, for the victualling and refitting of ships for the public service. ...

Desire that order be given for repayment of the sums so laid out, to the Government of Ireland.


Daniel O'Neill to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 330

Document type: Holograph

What has been written by His Grace, to Mr Secretary Bennet, convinces the present writer that the course taken by him, in order to bring over Samuel Bathurst into England [to answer certain charges], is an iregular course. He apologizes for his error by stating that he was led into it, through relying upon the authority, in such matters, of Secretary Sir Edward Nicholas. ...

The craziness [in MS.: "crasines"] of the boats used by Captain Bartlett; the idleness, covetousness, & roguery of Bartlett's seamen; not stormy waether, nor contrary winds, are the chief causes of the irregularity in the passages of the Irish packets.


Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to the Duke of York, Lord High Admiral

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 371-372

Document type: Copy (ten signatures)

Report various details of expenditure upon matters of Admiralty service in Ireland.


Sir Allan Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 162

Document type: Holograph [unsigned, and without address]

Eight out of ten questions put to the writer and his colleagues, of the Court of Claims in Ireland, by "the Irish Committee [of the Privy-Council of England; concerning their proceedings under the Act of Settlement], being in truth preliminaries to an accusation, we thought not reasonable", says the writer, "to answer until drawn into legal form". ... But, privately, they give to the Lord Chancellor & other Lords of the Council, a proper answer to every query. ...

The Churchwardens of Bristol & the Consatble, upon protestation that they knew not Lord Bristol & in absence of any proof that they did, are dismissed. ... His Majesty hath publicly declared that if any Councillor shall abet Lord Bristol, he will remove him from the Council; if any servant do the like, will dismiss him from his service; if others, will forbid them his presence.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 164

Document type: Original; subscribed and signed

Mentions arrangements for resuming proceedings upon the Irish Bill; and also the alarm felt by Lord Fitzhardinge at hearing of the presentation to the Lord Lieutenant of a Petition, the grant of which "would put a stop to his Patent".

If the writer's entreaties be of weight would willingly use them on Lord Fitzhardinge's behalf.


Affidavit of Thomas Swann, plaintiff, concerning the service of the Lord Lieutenant's Order of 17 February, upon William Harman, the defendant therein mentioned

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [27 February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 216

Document type: Certified Copy


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, that the above-named Thomas Swann may take his remedy by due course of law, against the said defendant, notwithstnding his military capacity

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 216

Document type: Copy


Renewed Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for payment to Charles (Coote), Earl of Mountrath, and Richard (Coote), Lord Coloony, of a sum of one thousand pounds sterling

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 172r-v

Document type: Copy

Renewed Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for payment to Charles (Coote), Earl of Mountrath, and Richard (Coote), Lord Coloony, of a sum of one thousand pounds sterling, as joint patentees of the provincial Receivership of Connaught & Clare, in consideration of the surrender of their Patent. With a recital of the "casual loss" of the former Warrant to like effect, bearing date 30 December, 1662.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the making out of particulars, on behalf of Theobald (Taaffe), Earl of Carlingford, of certain lands &c. directed to be passed to him, according to the tenour of his Majesty's letter of 18 November (1663)

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 172v

Document type: Copy


Fitzhardinge to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 13-14

Document type: Holograph

Offers some suggestions upon certain provisions of the Irish Act of Settlement, with particular reference to the interests of Roman Catholic subjects.


An Abstract of the number of the officers and soldiers of his Majesty's Army in Ireland, according to the Muster of the 28th February, 1663 [O.S.]; together with the head-quarters of each troop and company

Date: 28 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 538-539

Document type: Original


An Abstract of the several troops of his Majesty's Army in Ireland, according to the Muster of 28 February 1663 [O.S.]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 563

Document type: Original


An Abstract of the number of the officers and soldiers of his Majesty's Army in Ireland, according to the Muster of the 28th February, 1663 [O.S.]. Together with the head-quarters of each troop and company.

Date: 28 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 595-596

Document type: Original


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 12

Document type: Copy

The enclosed 'Draught' ... is on behalf of the very just pretensions of Sir John Stephens, Sir William Flower, and Colonel Daniel Treswell to the immediate satisfaction of their arrears [of military pay].


A further Order, by the Duke of Ormond, concerning payment of the annuity granted by his Majesty to Thomas Pigott, esquire, late Master of the Court of Wards and Liveries

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 151v-152

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant in due form to James Vaughan, Doctor of Divinity, of the Wardernship of the Church of St Nicholas, in the town of Galway

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 171v

Document type: Copy


A like Warrant, for the admission of Nicholas Knight to be one of the Attorneys of the Court of Castle Chamber of Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 February 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 173

Document type: Copy


Warrants, by the Duke of Ormond, relating to the employment of ships of the Royal Navy, attending on the coast of Ireland, in various services

Written from:

Date: 29 February, 9 and 12 March, 20 and 26-29 April, and 17-30 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 172, 173v, 174, 181, 191v

Document type: Copies (ten entries)

Warrants, by the Duke of Ormond, relating to the employment of ships of the Royal Navy, attending on the coast of Ireland, in various services.


Form or Draught of a Warrant, from the King, for payment out of the King's Exchequer in Ireland - "the Quit Rents excepted" - of certain sums due to Captain John Bartlett, for naval services rendered. Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [February 1664?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 451

Document type: Apparently an unofficial draught. Without date, signature, or endorsement.


Memoranda concerning the operation of the Act of Settlement for Ireland; in relation to divers lands, houses, & hereditaments, settled to certain uses herein described

Date: [February 1664?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 321

Document type: Probably a copy. Without date, signature, address, or endorsement.


Petition of Arthur [Jones] Lord Viscount Ranelagh to the King

Date: [February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 20-21

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recites particulars of a suit brought against petitioner by [Charles Rich] Earl of Warwick, concerning a lease, pretended by the said Earl to have been made to him by petitioner of divers lands, in ... Ireland about 16 or 17 years [1647,or 1648] since. ...

Prays that the said controversy may be left to be determined by his Majesty's Courts of Justice in Ireland; and that his Majesty will be pleased to dispense with petitioner's attendance upon him in England. ...


Enclosed, or Subjoined 1

An Order of Reference thereupon, by the King in Council, to the Attorney General of England [Sir Geoffrey Palmer]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 4 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 21

Document type: Copy


Enclosed, or Subjoined 2

Report of Sir Geoffrey Palmer to his Majesty, upon the Petition aforesaid

Written from: [London]

Date: 18 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 21

Conceives that the suit should be determined where the lands lie.


Enclosed, or Subjoined 3

Ormond to Sir H. Bennet

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 August 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 22

Document type: Copy

Has read the Petition of Lord Ranelagh ... & also the Report of Mr Attorney thereupon. Knows of no matter extraordinary, in the case, which should vary the legal direction so given.


Petition of Ellen Archer, otherwise Shee, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [February] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 207r-v

Document type: Copy

Recites his Grace's Order of 2 October, 1663, for the grant to petitioner of a Custodiam of the village and lands of Bathesrath, otherwise Rahara, in the barony of Kells & county of Kilkenny; and further that in course of proceeding thereupon in the Court of Exchequer, "Captain Thomas Evans, who possesseth the same, informed the Court that the same was allotted to him in the year 1653 for ... arrears of service in Ireland". ...

Recites also (1) that until 1654 no allotment was made to any Soldier or Adventurer; ... (2) that Evans had an arrear of £908 and 9 s. for service in England & Ireland, whereof £100 only was for Irish service; and (3) that in 1655, for those services promiscuously, lands making in all 825 acres and upwards were allotted to him, ... whereof Rahara by the name of Bathesrath is returned as 120 acres gross estimate.

Prays for a renewal of the Order aforesaid.


Annexed

Warrant for the grant of a Custodiam of the land above-named, "if not previously granted to any other"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 207v

Document type: Copy


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 166

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

His Majesty having been moved to grant to H. R. H. the Duke of York, certain Custodiams for the reprisal & security of lands given in that Kingdom, ... the writer made alike suit, on his own behalf. ...

Warrants, in both cases, are herewith submitted to the Lord Lieutenant's protection & favour. ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 12v

Document type: Copy

Countenance and assistance are solicited for the Earl of Mountrath, in his present application to his Majesty.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 12v

Document type: Copy

The draught of a [Royal] letter herewith transmitted concerns Mr Thomas Luttrell [in MS.: "Lutterell"], who is suitor for the passing of new Letters-Patent for his estate, at an ancient rent, which is but reasonable.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 13

Document type: Copy

Major Walton, bearer of this letter, will at a suitable time submit to Mr. Secretary Bennet his claim to a favourable representation from his Majesty of his pretensions at the Court of Spain. Lord Dungannon, & others of his Majesty's servants here, are interested in the success of Walton's suit.


Ormond to Fanshaw [then Ambassador at the Court of Madrid]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 13

Document type: Copy

To like effect, on behalf of Major Walton, as in the letter of similar date, addressed to Sir Henry Bennet.


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 13v

Document type: Copy

Major Walton, in conjunction with Lord Dungannon and others, entered into a contract with the Ministers of the King of Spain, for the transport into Spain of a considerable number of men for the service of that crown. They performed their part of the contract, but have not received what was promised to them. They are now suitors to his Majesty, for his intervention on their behalf.


Thompson to Ormond

Written from: Culbenagher

Date: 2 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 332

Document type: Holograph

Further advices of the proceedings and caballings of Quakers, and other nonconformists, in the northern parts of Ireland.


My Memorial [i.e. the Memorial of Sir George Downing, Envoy to the States General of the United Provinces of the Netherlands], on the behalf of James, Duke of Ormond, and concerning the ship Barbot

Written from: [The Hague]

Date: [4 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 338

Document type: Copy; signed by the Envoy

My Memorial [i.e. the Memorial of Sir George Downing, Envoy to the States General of the United Provinces of the Netherlands], on the behalf of James, Duke of Ormond, and concerning the ship Barbot.


Downing to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 4 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 339

Document type: Original

Has received his Grace's letter of February 6th, and also that for the States General, in which, it is observed, the Duke gives to those States the title of 'Highness', whilst they, in their paper, style his Grace the Lord Lieutenant, 'Excellency' only. The former title is not due to those personages, & therefore the writer, instead of presenting the Duke's letter itself, has emodied the matter of it in a Memorial from himself, of which the Duke, he trusts, will approve.


Athunry to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 341

Document type: Holograph

The Lords and Gentlemen, now assembled here, who presented a petition to his Grace, & the Council, "against Grants" [of Irish lands], will not, in the prosecution of that petition, oppose his Majesty's intended grant to Lord Fitzhardinge.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 90

Document type: Holograph

Recommends Mr Henry Rumbold - who has served the King, "on many important occassions, and with much fidelity when few others did it" - to be made a partner, with Mr Harvey and others, in a farm of the Excise of Ireland about to be granted.


Petition of James Darby to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 5 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 220

Document type: Copy

Recites imprisonment for his loyalty, and other sufferings; and also service, in the Isles of Arran, under Captain Robert Decy; with plaint of arrears of pay detained from the petitioner.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to Captain Robert Decy or to such officers as have received the petitioners arrears of pay, as alleged

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 220

Document type: Copy


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 343

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Sir Luke Bath not to be prejudiced or delayed in his receiving the full effects & benefit of the proviso made for him in the 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland, ... and instructions to that effect are to be given to the Commissioners thereunder.


Petition of John Chapney, merchant, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 6 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 219v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt, to petitioner, or to his correspondents, against John Cowell, and John Wakefield. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendants named in this Petition, respectively

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 219v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Corporal Thomas Wanderforde to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 6 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 232

Document type: Copy

Upon the disbanding of the Army, in March 1661, petitioner received from Sir Daniel Bellingham, for his arrears of pay, an assignment (upon rents in the county of Cork due from Adventurers and Soldiers) which proved to be insolvent. Prays for an Order upon the Treasury for the arrears aforesaid.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Sir Daniel Bellingham, Deputy Vice-Treasurer of Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 232v

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate of Sir Daniel Bellingham, upon the Petition to him referred, as above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 15 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 232v

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to petitioner, of the sum of £72: 8s. 2½d., "out of any branch of his Majesty's Revenue, due before 27 July 1662, except Customs & Excise"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 232v-233

Document type: Copy


Petition of Nicholas Bayly, and James Read, esquires, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 7 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 219

Document type: Copy

Petitioners understand that the Earl of Carlingford is passing a Patent of sevaral lands in the county of Louth, considrable part whereof was formerly granted by his Majesty's Letters-Patent to petitioners, and is now in their possession.

They pray to be heard by their counsel before his Grace's signature of the said Earls' fiant.


Annexed

An Order for the communication of this Petition to the agent of the Earl of Carlingford

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 219

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas Gilbert, a [convicted] prisoner in Kilmainham [Gaol], to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 7 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 226v

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances under which petitioner was convicted of burglary and sentenced to death. Prays for the grant of his Majesty's pardon.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Justices [in Quarter-Sessions] before whom the petitioner was tried

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 227

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate of Sir John Temple, his Majesty's Solicitor General, and Philip Ferneley, esquire, upon the Petition to them referred, as above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 12 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 227

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant, in due form of law, of his Majesty's pardon, to the above-named petitioner

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 227v

Document type: Copy


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 168

Document type: Original

Authorizes the displacing and replacing of officers of the Standing Army of Ireland, as needful occasion may arise. ...


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 170

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Upon signing the Warrant [for displacing of officers in the Army of Ireland, upon needful occasion], the King expressed a hope that the Lord Lieutenant would make present use of it; for - if he was not misinformed - neither the Lord Lieutenant nor the government could be secure without it. ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 260

Document type: Copy

Gives, at great length, further details concerning the pending Bill Explanatory of the Act of Settlement for Ireland; more particularly as it concerns those of the native Irish that, being involved in the late Rebellion, had early ... endeavoured not only to get out of it, but to bring the whole party to the obedience & service of the Crown". ...

... The part the writer had in getting the Seal [of Ireland] into the present Chancellor [Sir Maurice Eustace]'s hands, is an obligation to confess that he is not found so fit for it as it was hoped he would be. Will not hold it disobliging if a fitter man be put in his place. But beseeches that, if so, all fitting circumstances of decency [to Sir Maurice Eusatce] may be observed. ...


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 8 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 60-61

The Dempsters and others of the Isle of Man have petitioned for leave to pay their respective fines in the island; being unable to find the money in London. The King has ordered that a hundred pounds must be paid down, and bond given for the residue.

Advices have come from Algiers of great confusion occasioned there, upon hearing of the King's preparations for an expedition against them.

At Versailles, Lord Holles has not yet had his first audience; he has, indeed, obtained the concession that the coach of the English Ambassador shall go before the coaches of the Princes of the Blood, but now, the Princes claim to "receive the first visit". His Majesty, it is added, "will in no wise remit anything of the ancient honour given to his Crown".


Petition of Cornet Garrett Dalton to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 8 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 217

Document type: Copy

Recites his faithful service to the Crown, and that his arrears of pay have been stated by the Commissioners at £734, and 4 s., sterling; but that they delay to issue their certificate of the same - under what pretence petitioner knows not. Prays for the Lord Lieutenant's order thereupon.


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 217

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 275

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... It is said, from other hands, that [the Explanatory Bill, for Ireland] is, now again, but where it was some months since. My Lord of Anglesey's queries, ... the writer thinks, did but little advantage our work. ... Nobody gains by the delay but those that drive the trade of bribery.


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 9 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 483

Document type: Holograph

Sir John Talbot has asked the writer to recommend to His Grace, Cornet Talbot, brother of Sir John. He has served as a faithful & trusty officer in the late garrison of Dunkirk.


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 9 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 56-57

Gives the text of an inscription, in honour of Pope Alexander VII, recently placed on the Obelisk, before St Peter's.

Narrates the progress of the Earl of Carlisle, in the discharge of his emabassy to the Court of Russia.

Mentions some incidents of the recent illness of the Lord Chancellor Clarendon.


Petition, to the Duke of Ormond, of Samuel Clerke, esquire, Attorney-General to H. R. H. the Duke of York

Date: [circa 9 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 217r-v

Document type: Copy

Recites his Majesty's letter directing the drawing out of particulars of so much profitable land, in the counties of Dublin, Louth, and Kildare, in the province of Leinster, "as amount to the full numbers of acres whereof H. R. H. is dispossessed in that province, and [of] a like number of profitable acres in the county of Cork, to those H. R. H. hath been dispossessed of in the Province of Munster or elsewhere". ...

Recites also that upon search in the Surveyor-General's office petitioner finds that most of the lands ... "remaining in his Majesty's hands in the counties of Dublin and Kildare are comprehended in several Particulars lately issued to several persons who are passing Letters-patent for the same, whereby H. R. H. is likely to be deprived of [the benefit of?] his Majesty's gracious intentions". ...

Prays for an Order to stop the passing of all such Letters-patent ... that may any ways prejudice the same. ...


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for a Certificate from the Commissioners for execting the Act of Settlement, "of what number of acres of land have been decreed from H.R.H. the Duke of York in the several provinces of this Kingdom"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 217v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Charles Balfount, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 9 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 223

Document type: Copy

Petitioner, having ground of action against Ensign Gilliard, of the Royal Regiment, now in this city, prays for the Lord Lieutenant's license to proceed against him accordingly.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 223

Document type: Copy


Thompson to Ormond

Written from: [Apparently, from Dublin]

Date: 10 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 334

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Lieutenant is prayed to license the writer's departure upon his journey as soon as his Grace's conveniency will permit.


Affidavit of Thomas Lynch of the service of the Lord Lieutenant's order made in the matter of Patrick Kirwan, esquire, plaintiff, against John Bancroft, defendant

Date: 10 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 228

Document type: Certified Copy


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, that the plaintiff may take his remedy by due counsel of law against the above-named defendant, notwithstanding his military capacity

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 228

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant in due form to Charles (Berkeley), Viscount Fitzhardinge, of certain lands, in the counties of Dublin and Kildare

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 173r-v

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant in due form to Charles (Berkeley), Viscount Fitzhardinge, of certain lands, in the counties of Dublin and Kildare, respectively, according to the directions contained in his Majesty's several letters of October 10, and December 23 (1663).


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant to Anthony Walsh, of the office of Keeper of the Rooms and Clock in the Castle of Dublin, now void by the voluntary surrender of Geoffrey Malbone

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 175

Document type: Copy


Petition of Ulick Wall to the Duke of Ormond, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 10 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 415

Document type: Original

Prays for a lease of a small parcel of land, in the barony of Forth & county of Carlow.


Subjoined

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 415

Document type: Original


Warrant [by the Duke of Ormond] for particulars of lands to be passed in custodiam, to H .R .H. the Duke of York [in pursuance of directions contained in his Majesty's letter, of 25 February, preceding]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 174

Document type: Copy


A like Warrant, and to like effect, on behalf of Sir Henry Bennet; according to a royal letter, dated as above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 174

Document type: Copy


Petition of Hugh Ferley to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 11 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 228v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Paul Fletcher, a trooper. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 228v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Robert Hosier to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 11 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 220

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Mr Hugh Davis, "now riding in your Grace's Guard of Horse". With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 220v

Document type: Copy


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 12 March 1664, 9 at night

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 87

Document type: Holograph

Notices the progress of discussion & conference on the Explanatory Bill. ...

Thinks that it is time the Duke should have in view a good man for Chancellor, "whether the present officer live or die". ...

For the Common Pleas, the writer thinks that he has himself a very good man in view - one Mr Miller, a Judge in Wales - a man of good learning, & of more than ordinary prudence. ...

[Not printed by Lister.]


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 14v

Document type: Copy

A Petition from Mr Baron Povey of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer, praying for an augmentation of salary, is herewith submitted ... and its prayer recommended.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 15

Document type: Copy

To like effect, in recommendation of the suit of Mr Baron Povey; as in the letter to Lord Anglesey.


Affidavit of John Watt of the service of the Lord Lieutenant's Order made in the matter of Abraham Carter, plaintiff, against Edward Price, defendant

Date: 12 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 228

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order by the Duke of Ormond that the plaintiff may take his remedy by due course of law against the above-named defendant notwithstanding his military capacity

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 228

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant in due form to Richard Delves, esquire, of the office of Usher of the Court of Exchequer, in Ireland, durning good behaviour; the said office being now void by the death of Silvanus Stirropp

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 174v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Daniel O'Neil

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 41

Document type: Copy

Two letters of Mr O'Neil's now await answer, of which the latest bears date February 27.

The former letter was not replied to earlier, that the Duke might communicate with Lords Chesterfield and Carlingford, to learn from them what they had written or said to Mr O'Neil of the Duke's dissatisfaction with him. Their replies give him little instruction. When he knows why Mr O'Neil broke off his correspondence, and made complaints of unkindness, he will endeavour to give such satisfaction as the case shall require.

The Duke had so little delight in the part he took in Mr O'Neil's quarrel with Mr Bathurst, that he has small encouragemnent to interfere in the affair with Captain Bartlett, yet he has proposed to him a surrender of his patent [probably, relating to postal service in Ireland; - Mr O'Neil having a farm of the English Post-Office], upon due compensation.


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 12 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 58-59

Advices have come from Hull of an affray which arose, near Doncaster, upon occasion of the arrest, by some troops, "of a Renegade (son of a sequestrator)", charged with complicity in the late plot, and whose brother was shot dead in the conflict.

The proceedings in relation to the Settlement Bill for Ireland are delayed by reason of the Lord Chancellor's illness.

Copious notices are added - political and commercial - of the state of the West-India Islands.


M. de Prata to Sandwich

Written from: [Paris]

Date: 12 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 77

Supplies an account of disbursements on account of the Earl's sons. Has received, by the hands of Mr Moore, the sum of £200 = 857 crowns. That sum, he adds, "cannot be sufficient to put us on our journey, except that we have a letter of credit".


Ormond to Cork

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 21

Document type: Copy

Has delayed to answer the Earl's letter of December 25th, in hope of receiving a return relating to the [Irish] Establishment, which has not hitherto been furnished. The matter is still before the Parliament of England [in MS.: ""the Parliament there"]. If Lord Cork can get the proviso he desires made there, the Duke will readily cause due effect to be given to it here.


Petition of Colonel Cary Dillon [afterwards, Earl of Roscommon] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 13 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 220v-221

Document type: Copy

Recites His Grace's Orders upon a former Petition concerning certain lands that were given, in custodiam, to the Duke of Albemarle, & others, whereof petitioner was in actual possession, not only under Orders of the late Lords Justices, but by right of reprisals, given by an express proviso of the Act of Settlement. ...

Recites also the Duke of Albemarle's disclaimer for his own part of the lands aforesaid; and also on the part of Sir Thomas Clarges, with reserve, as respects the latter, of a reimbursement of charges incurred; to which petitioner assents. ... Complains of certain proceeedings of Colonel William Legge ["Legg" in MS. throughout] and of Sir St John Broderick, in relation to other parcels of the lands aforesaid.

Prays restoration to the lands disclaimed as above; permission to receive the rents of the other lands, on bond to abide a final decision as to petitioner's just title thereto; and a stay of the passing of Colonel Legge's patent, unless lands claimed by petitioner be left out thereof. ...


Annexed

An Order for the communication of this Petition, to the agents of Colonel Legge and Sir S. Brodrick, respectively

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 221

Document type: Copy


Petition of Erasmus Smith, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 13 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 222

Document type: Copy

Recites particulars of petitioner's title to the lands of Dunleier and Dunany, in the county of Louth, and of his proceedings in defence of the same against certain pretensions of Colonel William Legge. ...

Adds that "in truth only [the lands of] 'Dowlier' and 'Downam' are settled on the said Colonel, by the ... Act of Settlement (pp. 97,98) and there are no such lands, in the said county of Louth, as appears by the annexed [not annexed to this Copy] Certificate of the Surveyor-General. And in case they were the same lands, yet is the said clause, pp. 97, 98, controlled by the clause p. 110; the said Colonel Legge likewise having no pretence to claim any grant from his Majesty, by virtue of the clause, pp. 97, 98, until after the determination of one or more leases made unto Sir Thomas Plunkett, Lord of Louth, and yet in being".

Prays that no letters patent, as concerning Dunleier & Dunany, may be permitted to pass.


Annexed

An Order for the communication of this Petition to the agent of Colonel William Legge

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 222

Document type: Copy


Petition of Sir Thomas Bramhall, baronet, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 13 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 222

Document type: Copy

Is informed that the Earl of Carlingford is endeavouring to pass a patent of several lands in the county of Louth, & amongst others, [of] several parcels granted by his Majesty, to petitioner's late father [John Bramhall, Archbishop of Armagh], of which he, in his lifetime & the petitioner now, was, and is, actually possesssed. ...

Prays that he may be heard to shew cause why so much of the said lands, as concerns him, may not be granted to the said Earl; and that, in the meantime, a stop may be put to further proceedings.


Annexed

An Order for the communication of this Petition to the agent of the Earl of Carlingford

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 222

Document type: Copy


Thompson to Ormond

Written from: [Apparently, from Dublin]

Date: 14 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 336

Document type: Holograph

Renews the writer's suit for licence to depart, upon his journey. Sir George Lane tells him that he is now going into the country.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the seizure of all fire-arms amd ammunition which shall be found in ships that enter the Port of Dublin, other than those belonging to his Majesty

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 175

Document type: Copy


Passports to various persons; and Licenses of Absence (by the Duke of Ormond) to persons in civil or military employment under the Crown, in Ireland

Date: 14, 18, 23, 28 March; 1, 5, 9, 20, 22, 25, 29 April; 9, 14, 17, 18, 20, 24, 26 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 174v, 176-180v, 181v, 183, 184, 186v, 188, 190r-v, 191, 192

Document type: Breviates (twentyone entries)

Passports to various persons; and Licenses of Absence (by the Duke of Ormond) to persons in civil or military employment under the Crown, in Ireland.


Petition of John Gells to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 14 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 223v

Document type: Copy

Is under imprisonment; - knowing "no charge that can be [brought] against him". Prays for his Grace's Order of release.


Annexed

An Order for the release of the petitioner, upon bond to the Clerk of the Council, in the sum of £200, for his appearance upon due summons

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 223v

Document type: Copy

An Order for the release of the petitioner, upon bond to the Clerk of the Council, in the sum of £200, for his appearance upon due summons.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 172

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

The King spent many hours yesterday upon the Irish Bill, and made reasonable good progress with it; resolving not to discontinue his pains therein until he be at the end. ...

Lord Holles [Ambassador at the Court of France] hath at last had his first solemn audience to the King's satisfaction, "the Princes of the Blood not being there present at the Court of S. Germain, to contest the precedency with him". ...


Chesterfield to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 347

Document type: Holograph

Is disappointed in his hopes of finding such a settlement [of the pending Irish affairs] here, as might have advanced the writer's own personal concerns [in Ireland]. ... He will thertefore, for some time, suspend coming to a conclusion about the latter; and will ask leave to attend upon the Duchess of Ormond, at the sea-side.


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Date: 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 251-252

Document type: Holograph

Although the writer cannot but think that the Duke will receive, from other hands, better accounts than he can give of the pending proceedings here concerning the Irish Settlement, he reports what is known to him upon that subject. ...

The writer's brother has sent him word of what his Grace was pleased to say in his favour. ... It is what he never entertained the thought of before; although offers of it were made "by a great person". ... Should such a thing succeed, he resolves to owe it perfectly to his Grace's favour. ...


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the issue of a Commission of Inquiry concerning lands in the county of Leitrim, directed by his Majesty's letter of February 10th preceding, to be passed to Daniel Gaghan, esquire

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 175v

Document type: Copy


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 16 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 485

Document type: Holograph

There is some hope that the distempers in England lessen every day, and that "we shall proceed unanimously towards settling the quiet of the Kingdom".

Sir Edward Massey thinks that he will not be less welcome to the Duke of Ormond, by being enabled to deliver to his Grace this letter. The King's bounty towards Sir Edward in Ireland has been so far from working to his benefit that it has almost undone him.


Petition of Dudley Persse, Bachelor of Divinity, and Dean of Killmacduagh, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 16 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 226

Document type: Copy

Petitioner holds by Letters-patent the deanery of Killmacduagh, and the vicarages of Ballynakelly and Lickmollassy. The corps of the said deanery consists only of one third of the parishes of Killvercanta, Killtarton, & Killmacduagh; two thirds ... are impropriate ... to Geoffrey Browne, and to John Bodkin of Galway. ... In 1638, the value of the deanery was but seventeen pounds, per annum. ...

The petitioner further recites his Majesty's gift of all forfeited impropriations to the Church and prays that he may enjoy the impropriate tithes aforesaid; the interest of Geoffrey Browne excepted.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Lord Primate

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 19 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 226

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Report of James (Margetson), Lord Archbishop of Armagh, to the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition to him referred, as above

Date: [circa 22 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 226v

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, that this Petition, and the Report of the Lord Primate thereupon, shall be taken into consideration at the Council Board

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 226v

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the delivery of certain quantities of arms and ammunition out of the Ordnance stores, to the Mayor of Dublin, upon loan

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 179

Document type: Copy


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 176

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Upon information on the death of the Earl of Kildare, Sir Robert Byron has petitioned the King for the Earl's troop of horse, alleging that such troop hath always been the perquisite of the writer's place as Master of the Ordnance.

The King commands that Sir Robert Byron be recommended to the Lord Lieutenant in that behalf accordingly.


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 276-277

Document type: Copy

Continues his observations on the 'Bill of Explanation' ... Sees that he has ill expressed his meaning as to "the part six or more of the Council were to have in the nomination" [of persons to be benefitted under conditions stated]. "I did never intend it should be in their power to lessen the proportion that should be designed to be distributed among persons to be named; but, that being since fixed, I knew not why they might not be better assisitants, than any strangers, in the choice of those Irish among whom that proportion designed for them all [meaning "collectively"] should be divided. ...

The part I had in getting the Great Seal into this Chancellor's hands [viz. those of Sir Maurice Eustace] is an obligation upon me to confess to you that I find him not so fit for it as I hoped he would be. ... Our Master of the Rolls [Sir John Temple] ... has had a fit of the dropsy, ... I would be glad it might be contrived [that] his son William Temple [afterwards, Sir William Temple] ... might be secured of the succession. I think him as capable ... as any ungowned man of his age." ...


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the drawing up of a fiant, containing a grant of his Majesty's free and general pardon and indemnity to Samuel Molyneux, of Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 176v

Document type: Copy

With the usual provisos.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the drawing up of a fiant, containing his Majesty's donation to Caesar Williamson, Doctor of Divinity, of the treasurership of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 9v

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book


Duke of York to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 16

Document type: Holograph

Asks the Duke of Ormond's "particular care" towards the making effectual of the King's letter, of February 25th last, concerning the writer's "reprisals" in Ireland, under the Act of Settlement.


Petition of William Weldon, and Arthur Weldon, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 224v

Document type: Copy

As executors of Robert Weldon, late of Athy in the county of Kildare, many debts are due to petitioners from persons whose estates are sequestrated, and in his Majesty's hands. ... They have discovered that a lease of the towns and lands of Ballichanebegg and Killmullrony, in the Queen's County, for several years yet to come, is forfeited to his Majesty, and concealed. ... They pray for the grant of a custodiam of the said lands, during pleasure.


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Barons of the Exchequer, for a grant, in custodiam, to the petitioners, of the lands recited in this petition, if found to be at his Majesty's disposal, and not already granted to other persons

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 224v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Elizabeth Holt, the relict of Richard Holt, deceased, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 225

Document type: Copy

Recites that, in May preceding, petitioner's late husband "was apprehended by some soldiers appertaining to the Lord Dungannon's troop, upon suspicion of having hand in the late detestable plot"; that he remained in the close custody of their sergeant-at-arms until, on the 13th instant, it pleased God to discharge him from his imprisonment by death; and that, on his death-bed, he declared that he knew nothing of the plot of which he was accused. ...

Recites also the spoliation committed upon the farm and lands of the deceased by one Floyd, then under-sheriff of the county of Louth; the taking thence of horses; and the wrongful exaction of bonds from the petitioner, for giving up the stock of the said farm; and many other injurious acts.

Prays for the the Lord Lieutenant's order of restitution and satisfaction; and for the cancelling of the bonds recited. ...


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 225

Document type: Copy


Petition of Joan Bourke, otherwise Archer, relict of Captain Thomas Archer of Corbetstown; and Mary, daughter of the said Thomas Archer, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 241v

Document type: Copy

Recite the death of Thomas Archer in his Majesty's service, whilst defending the town of Drogheda; and that, by dissolution of the Court of Claims, petitioners have not been able to bring their claim to the deceased's estate to a hearing. Pray to be admitted to the tenancy of the Rectory of Mothell, in the county of Kilkenny, part thereof.


Annexed

An Order recommending, to the Lord Bishop of Ossory, the prayer of the petitioners

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 241v

Document type: Copy


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 174

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Some interruption to the progress of the Irish Bill [in Council] cannot but arise from the present sitting of the Parliament here, "in which there is more than ordinary seed for disputes". But it is the writer's hope that they will be crushed in their beginning. ...

As Lord Teviot persists in his plan for building a fort at some distance from the town of Tangier, Gaylan hath drawn out his forces. ...


Encloses

Advices concerning certain disaffected persons now in Dublin

Date:

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 174

Document type: Copy

Sent to the Secretary of State, from an informant in the North of England.


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 19 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 62-63

Document type:

Gives an epitome of the advices from Germany, and from France; with a particular account of the reception of Lord Holles, at St Germains, by Louis XIV.

Notices the proceedings upon the re-assembling of Parliament; military promotions consequent upon the appointment of Colonel Sir Robert Byron, to be Master of the Ordnance in Ireland; and the progress of the prosecution of the conspirators in the North.


Petition of Captain William Webb to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 19 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 225v

Document type: Copy

Recites a Warrant of Concordatum by the late Lords Justices and Council, for payment to petitioner of a sum of £79, sterling, in satisfaction of his labour and charges upon certain works of fortification at Sligo, & elsewhere, in the province of Connaught. ...

Prays for his Grace's confirmation of the same.


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to petitioner of the sum above-recited

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 226

Document type: Copy


Certificate of Sir William Domvile, Attorney General of Ireland, upon the Petition to him referred, of Sir Robert Forth, concerning his Patent for the constableship of the Fort of Philipstown in the King's County

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 242

Document type: Copy


Annexed

Instructions, by the Duke of Ormond, to Sir James Ware, Auditor General, and to Sir Daniel Bellingham, Deputy Vice-Treasurer, for stating the arrears of Sir Robert Forth, the above-named petitioner

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 242v

Document type: Copy


Abstracts of the accounts of the Earl of Anglesey, Vice-Treasurer of Ireland - as regards certain Heads of expenditure - for the year 1661 to 1664, March 20

Date: 20 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 553

Document type: Original. Apparently, in the hand of Sir P. Davys.


Petition of Joseph Deane to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 20 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 225v

Document type: Copy

Recites his purchase, from Oliver Wheeler, esquire, in the year 1659, of a mortgage of £450, upon part of his Grace's estate, namely the Abbey of Inistioque [in MS.: "Enissteage"], with its appertenances, and the remainder of a lease of thirty one years whereof about three years are yet unexpired. ... Recites also that his Grace's Commissioners are about to redeem the mortgage aforesaid. ...

Prays to be admitted to a tenancy of the abbey and lands, upon a lease of thirty-one years, at the rent it was formerly set at. ...


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond's Estate Commissioners

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 225v

Document type: Copy


De Prata to Sandwich

Written from: Paris

Date: 20/30 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 79-80

Document type:

Has received the Earl's letter of March 7. On the 19/29 his Lordship's sons and the writer took their leave of the Academy, and went together into lodgings in the town. They await the instructions of "my Lord Abbot" [Walter Montagu].


The Examination of Henry Stewart, ... taken by the Lord Aungier, ... concerning the murder of Champion; and [concerning] several speeches, by divers persons

Date: 21 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 349

Document type: Original. "Ordered by the Lord Lieut. to be kept till called for". Endorsement, dated April 2 [1664].

The Examination of Henry Stewart, ... taken by the Lord Aungier, ... concerning the murder of Champion; and [concerning] several speeches, by divers persons.


An Information concerning words, in relation to the pending 'Act of Explanation' on the land settlement of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 21 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 368

Document type: Original. Endorsed: "A paper to be shewed to my the Lord Lieutenant."

An Information concerning words, in relation to the pending 'Act of Explanation' on the land settlement of Ireland, alleged to have been spoken in Dublin on the day preceding the date hereof, by Major Arthur Dillon, by Alderman Preston, and by others. Sent, anonymously, to Sir George Lane? for the information of the Duke of Ormond.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 345

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Recommends, in pressing terms, the claims in Ireland of Patrick Sarsfield of Lucan, "a person within the benefit of the 'Act of Settlement', & so restorable".


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 21 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 89-90

Document type: Holograph. Not printed by Lister.

The contract for Moor Park, at the price of £10,500, is £500 less than the writer had ventured to hope for. ... The assurance will be ready, next Term. It will be well to send due direction for entertaining gardeners and other necessary people. ...

Adds some particulars of pending political affairs; and also concerning the suits & pretensions of Lord Falkland, Lord Antrim, & others. ...


Encloses

Minute or Note of an Audience of the King, by Lord Chancellor Clarendon, on the 19th March

Date: 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 90

Document type: In Cornbury's hand & chiefly in cypher. With interlinear decypher in Sir G. Lane's hand.

Minute or Note of an Audience of the King, by Lord Chancellor Clarendon, on the 19th March.

[Printed by Lister III 243.]


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 278

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Details concerning the grant to Richard Belling and further details concerning the 'Explanatory Bill'. ... Will, upon former instructions, proceed against the seditious priests, according to Mr Secretary Bennet's letter.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant, in due form, of "such and so much" of certain lands, described in particulars hereunto annexed, "as by his Majesty's letter" of 19th January, ... "are directed to be granted to ... William Legg"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 177

Document type: Copy


A writer unnamed, but signing with the initials "J. G." to Thomas Elford, of S. Giles near London

Written from: Appleby

Date: 22 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 222r-v

Document type: Holograph

Describes the proceedings at the Appleby Assizes against Captain Walters, and others, convicted of a treasonable conspiracy. ...


J. Salusbury to Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon

Written from: [Highgate?]

Date: [22 March?] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 76, fol(s). 7r-v

Document type: Holograph. This letter is mutilated, so that a considerable part of it is illegible. Of the date, only the year remains. Both this letter, & that of October 1663, are addressed to the Earl of Donnington Park.

Communicates, at great length, particulars of proceedings in Parliament, and other political news. Adds the mention of varioius domestic incidents both in London and in the country.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 347

Document type: Holograph

Is commanded by the Queen Mother to recommend to the Lord Lieutenant the claims of Patrick [in MS.: "Patrique"] Sarsfield of Lucan to be restored to his estate, now in the possession of Sir Theophilus Jones, who is desired "to lose no time in looking out for reprisals".


An Abstract [of receipts and payments] from the Farmers of the Customs of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 23 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 418

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 262

Document type: Copy

... If Beling and the writer had been as careful & vigilant as others, the former might have had more advantage by his Majesty's grant then he hath had. To redeem that, he hath obtained the placing of what remains unsatisfied ... upon another fund, more hopeful because less charged. ...

Adds some particulars relating (1) to amendments of the 'Explanatory Bill'; (2) to punishment of seditious priests.


Memorandum upon a statement made by Lord Kingston, as to an alleged endeavour to enlist troops in Ireland, to be employed in Germany under the Earl of Castlehaven

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 18

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.

Delivered to the Duke of Ormond, by Sir Theophilus Jones.


The setting [to lease] of Your Grace [the Duke of Ormond]'s estate, for one year beginning the 25th of March, 1664

Date: [24 March?] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 351

Document type: Original

[The sum of the rental is £22,923: 19: 8.]


A schedule of payments by the Duke of Ormond] for Dunmore work [i.e. for improvements on his Grace's estate at Dunmore, in the county of Kilkenny, the jointure house of the Duchess of Ormond

Date: [24 March?] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 352

Document type: Original

[The sum is £3308: 8s.]


A like schedule of payments for Kilkenny work, for the said house [namely, for one year]

Date: [24 March?] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 352

Document type: Original

[The sum as £769: 7s: 1d.]


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 42, fol(s). 517

Document type: Original

Sir James Shaen to have a grant of certain forfeited houses and lands, herein described and set forth, lying in the several counties of Dublin, Kildare, and Meath, respectively; and also of certain other lands, in the counties of Roscommon and Galway. ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 95-96

Document type: Holograph-Minute

... That part of the Secretary's letter which concerned Lord Inchiquin was communicated to him. He considered it with much trouble & suitable expressions; resolved, at first, to hasten into England; ... but the writer gave the best reasons he could for the delay of the Kings' favour to him. ...

Accounts it good fortune that the King's pleasure & service removed the writer from all part in the garboyle Lord Bristol hath involved himself in. Has been so long his friend and servant, that it would have been some trouble to see him successful in the disturbance he designs, or miserable for the attempt. ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 279-280

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... Lord Inchiquin, upon seeing that part of Secretary Bennet's letter which concerned him, considered it with much trouble & suitable expressions. ... The writer gave him the best resaons he could for the delay of the Kings' favour to him, and the best advice how to govern himself . ...

Accounts it good fortune that the King's pleasure & service have removed the writer from having any part in the garboyle Lord Bristol hath invloved himself in. Has been so long his friend, ... that it would have been of some trouble to see him successful in the disturbance he designs, or miserable for the attempt. ...

Adds details concerning a vacant troop of horse in the Army of Ireland.


An Order of Reference, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Attorney General and Solicitor General of Ireland, of his Majesty's letter, of 17 January preceding, on behalf of Arthur (Jones), Viscount Ranelagh

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 177v

Document type: Copy


Advices ... sent to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Paris

Date: 25 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 512-513

Document type: Original

Details of the solemnities of Lent at the papal Court; ... of the vast military preparations of the Sultan at Constantinople, and throughout the Ottoman Empire; and (at great length) of the new regulations established by the King of France for the civil service of the Kingdom, and more particularly for the suppression of superfluous offices, created since the year 1635.

French.


Advices of proceedings, or alleged proceedings, amongst the Roman-Catholic Irish, for the furtherance of "the Catholique Cause"

Date: [circa 25 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 345

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond

Sent, anonymously, to Sir Theophilus Jones, and by him communicated to Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond, on March 25.


Petition of Joan Parvin, widow, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 25 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 228v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Daniel Haighington, a soldier in the Lord Berkeley's troop. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 228v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Erasmus Smith, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 25 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 229r-v

Document type: Copies

Plaint against [James Jones] agent for Colonel William Legge, of disobedience to his Grace's Order of Summons of the 16th of March instant.

With an affidavit of the due service of the Order upon the said agent; and with renewed prayer "for staying all further proceedings relating to the passing of ... Letters-patent as to the ... lands of Dunlier and Dunany".


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 229

Document type: Copy


Petition of Richard [Coote], Lord Coote, Baron of Coloony, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 25 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 233v

Document type: Copy

Recites the King's instructions of 26 August, 1662, for acceptance of a surrender of the several patents granted to Collectors of his Majesty's Quit and Composition Rents in the several provinces of Ireland, and for the grant of such sums, in compensation, - not exceeding £1,200 for each patent, - as his Grace should think fit. ...

Recites also that the Collectors of Munster and Leinster received each £1,200, upon surrender of their respective patents; but that the Earl of Mountrath [Collector in Ulster] and the petitioner [Collector in Connaught] received each but £1,000.

Recites further that, besides the patent [dated, it appears, by the Attorney General's Certificate, "30 July, 1661"] already surrendered, petitioner holds another like patent [granted to Sir Charles Coote, afterwards Earl of Mountrath, deceased, and to petitioner, and the survivor of them], bearing date 16 February, 19 Car I [1644], not yet surrendered.

Prays that upon surrender thereof an additional sum of £200 may be granted to petitioner.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Sir William Domvile, Attorney General of Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 233v

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate of Sir William Domvile, upon the Petition to him referred, as above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 234r-v

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for payment of £200 to petitioner, on surrender of the patent above-recited

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 235

Document type: Copy


Brodrick to Ormond

Date: 26 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 513

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of the 9th inst. Presents a Reply "to the Answers transmitted in his Grace's last pacquet to the Lord Chancellor". Thinks that the Answerers have not dealt clearly with the Duke, who cannot but remember the provisions inserted, in all the Bills sent to England, for enlarging "the periods limited for discovery of bribery, forgery, or perjury" [in respect to proceedings before the Court of Claims in Ireland].

Notices, at great length, the discredit thrown upon the Earl of Bristol for his recent proceedings, and profuse accusations of conspiracy, made in Parliament, and the vain endeavours made by Lady Bristol to obtain countenance for the Earl amongst the Peers ["The House of Lords sent his majesty my Lord of Bristol's papers unopened, & have in private all declined the bringing in his petition" - Arlington to Ormond (same date as the above)]. ... His Majesty, adds the writer, "reviled the impudent suggestions, and malicious untruths through the whole series of his [Lord Bristol's] proceedings; adding that he thought 'no Age had produced so false & shameless a person'. Tom K[illigrew] held two sixpences between his fingers, waving his hand; till the King asked what the fooling meant. 'You say he is a liar, Sir?'. 'I do', replied the King, with more aggravating words. 'What will you give me', saith Tom, 'for this money, when you believe him again?'. The King grew serious upon that reflection; but the company, not able to contain very loud laughter, his Majesty joined in the mirth." ...


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 178

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Thanks the Duke for favour shewn to the writer in matters of custodiums. ...

Adds an account of late proceedings in Parliament. ...


Ormond to The King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 281

Document type: Copy

... Mr William Temple, now at London, has upon all occasion here manifested great inclinations, & to be possessed of suitable parts, to serve his Majesty, who can now very aptly engage him to it by taking notice of the service, done in the House of Commons here, & by giving him the adjoined warrant, with such gracious expression as the King may think proper. ...


Encloses

Draught of a Warrant for the grant to William Temple, esquire, of the reversion of the office of Master of the Rolls in Ireland, next after the decease or other vacation thereof by Sir John Temple ...

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 281


Warrant [by the Duke of Ormond] for a fiant for Mr Richard Bellings, the younger

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 177v

Document type: Copy

Warrant [by the Duke of Ormond] for a fiant for Mr Richard Bellings, the younger, ... [containing] a grant of two thousand eight hundred pounds [out] of the rents payable [under certain provisions of the Act of Settlement for Ireland] by Adventurers and Soldiers [in pursuance of directions contained in his Majesty's letter of 17th March instant].


An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for the effectual repair of the castle and fort of Culmore, in the county of Donegal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 184

Document type: Copy

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for the effectual repair of the castle and fort of Culmore, in the county of Donegal. With recital of the obligations, in that behalf, of "the Governor and Society of the Londoners' new Plantation in the Province of Ulster", under covenants made with King James.


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 26 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 487

Document type: Holograph

Still unable to walk, the Chancellor has been persuaded by his wife to take the air in Hyde-Park. He has now some hope of being able to attend Parliament during the ensuing week. In public affairs, things proceed with great sobriety, and respect to the King; despite all contrivances to the contrary.

The Bill for Ireland is to be dealt with in Council on Monday night. The writer believes the King will give himself little rest, until he hath gone through it.


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 42

Document type: Copy [sent by Lord Arran]

Recommends to the King's favour and gracious acceptance the services rendered in the Irish House of Commons by Mr William Temple.

Submits the advisability of giving to Mr Temple a warrant for the reversion of a place in Ireland, now held by his father [Sir John Temple], for which the holder paid £2,000 in the late King's reign (either when Court was at Oxford, or a little earlier). The elder Temple did not, in the late troubles, "carry himself with all that duty & fidelity ought". But, since the Duke's last entrance into office, [Sir John] Temple has demeaned himself "with great prudence and duty". ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 44

Apprises him of the recommendation of Mr W. Temple to the favour of the King.

Mentions the advantage of early notice to the writer of proposed changes in the pending Bill for Ireland. But to make such communication effectual, the Counsels in England must be better kept. Illustrates the allusion by mention of a conversation, on delicate matters, between the King & Mr Secretary Morice, of which an account came "to a Corporation and was doubtless read by them with much edification".


Duke of York to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 20

Document type: Holograph. With seal of arms.

Has heard that the King's letter of February 25, upon the subject of the Duke of York's reprisals in Ireland, "is like to become an obstacle to the Grant which the King hath made to my Lord Fitzhardinge", a result not intended by the King, and not, by any means, desired by the Duke. Desires that the Lord Lieutenant will take such measures thereupon as may enable Lord Fitzhardinge to enjoy the full benefit of the King's bounty.


Petition of Colonel Cary Dillon to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [26 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 229v-230

Document type: Copies

Recites his Grace's Order upon a former petition for the grant of certain lands; and also that no exceptions to that petition have been entered, in pursuance of the Order aforesaid, With an affidavit of the service of the Order upon the agents of Colonel William Legge, and Sir St John Brodrick, respectively; & with renewed prayer for the grant of the lands claimed by the petitioner .


Annexed

An Order that the passing of any Patent to Colonel Wiliam Legge of the lands mentioned in this and in the former petition (above recited) be forborne until further order shall be given thereupon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 230

Document type: Copy


Petition of George Russell to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 230

Document type: Copy

Recites that certain lands, mentioned in annexed schedules, are concealed from his Majesty, and yield no profit; and that petitioner is ready to make good his Majesty's title thereto. Prays for a Custodiam of the same, at a moderate rent.


Annex 1

A Schedule of Lands (declared by petitioner to have been forfeited to the Crown) in the counties of Roscommon and Galway

Date: 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 230v

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond to the Barons of the Exchequer, for the grant to petitioner, in custodiam, of the lands scheduled as above, if found to be at his Majesty's disposal, & not already granted to any other person

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 230v

Document type: Copy


Petition of James Tanner to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 231

Document type: Copy

Recites that it was the petitioner's "unhappiness to be drawn into the snare of engaging in the late horrid & detestable design"; and also that "he appeared as an evidence against those persons deservedly, of late, executed for their convinced treasons". Implores his Grace's "favour in granting him a warrant, ... in order to a Patent for his pardon".


Annexed

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 231

Document type: Copy


Petition of James Fountaine to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 26 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 231v

Document type: Copy

Recites a former Order made by his Grace concerning certain charges made in the Court of Exchequer upon a house and piece of ground in Cork. ... Forasmuch as "the said house was then wholly employed for the use of sick and maimed soldiers", petitioner prays for "a positive order to the said Court for putting the same out of charge".


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Barons of the Exchequer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 231v

Document type: Copy


Cypher used in the correspondence of the Duke of Ormond with Mr Page [one of the Duke's secretaries]

Date: 27 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 454-455

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


[A Memorial] concerning [employment of] agents, to solicit the interest of the soldiery [of the late Army, under the 'Act of Settlement' of Ireland, and the subsequent 'Act of Explanation']

Date: 27 March to 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 353

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Ormond to the Sheriff of Queen's County

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 46

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directs the reparation of certain roads in that county.


Certificate, by the Duke of Ormond, concerning the grant to Henry, Lord Wilmot, now deceased, and to Thomas, Lord Dillon, and the survivor of them, of the presidency of Connaught, with the constableship of Athlone Castle

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 177v-178

Document type: Copy

With various recitals concerning the tenure, by Lord Dillon, of the castle aforesaid.


Notes of a conference between Sir Theophilus Jones and Mr. Wesley, upon the subject of certain pastoral instructions, lately issued by the Lord Primate of Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 22

Document type: Original

Addressed by Jones to Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond.


Ormond to Fitzhardinge

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 582

Document type: Copy

Has received his Lordship's letter of February 27. His grant shall have the full effect intended by the King, so far as depends on the writer. ... It may be retarded, for a time, upon a suggestion that the valuation of the lands is returned so low, as that instead of £2,000 a year, £4,000 a year would be passed, ... a miscarriage that would weaken the whole grant. ...


Petition of Teige Kelly to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 29 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 232

Document type: Copy

Prays to be continued in the tenancy of a certain parcel of land, forming part of the manor of Aghrim.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond's Estate-Commissioners

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 232

Document type: Copy


Petition of Kimborough [in margin, abbreviated "Kimbro"; in the Order "Kimborow"] Piphoe to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 29 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 235

Document type: Copy

Recites former applications to his Grace concerning petitioner's losses "in the time of the late troubles & rebellion in this Kingdom [of Ireland] for that several houses belonging to petitioner - parcel of St Mary Abbey - were demolished, by drawing the line of circumvallation for defence of the city [of Dublin] against the ... assaults of the rebels". Recites also his Grace's warrant of 3 March [1663] for £300, "payable out of the arrears of pollmoney due from the Clergy"; ... which arrears "cannot answer the said Warrant".

Prays for an order upon the Treasury in lieu thereof.


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to petitioner of the sum of £300, "out of any branch of his Majesty's Revenue, due before 27 July, 1662, ... except out of Customs and Excise"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 235

Document type: Copy


Petition of Elizabeth Clynton, relict of Peter Clynton, esquire, lately deceased, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 29 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 235v

Document type: Copy

Prays for the continuance to petitioner, for one year, of a custodiam of two parcels of land known as Upper and Lower Gainstown, in the county of Louth, formerly granted to her late husband; all the rest of his estate being in the hands of soldiers.


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond to the Barons of the Exchequer, for the grant to petitioner of a custodiam, during pleasure, of the lands recited, "if not otherwise disposed of"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 235v

Document type: Copy


Report of a Committee of the Privy Council of England to which was referred the Petition of the Earl of Derby, concerning the manors of Hope and Mould in the county of Flint, alienated during the Civil Wars, or Usurpation

Date: 30 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 78, fol(s). 515r-v

Document type: Copy


An Order by the King, under the Signet & Sign Manual, upon the report of the Committee of Council, above-recited, confirming the purchases of the manors therein named in their estate, as conveyed to them during the period above-named

Date: 14 June 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 78, fol(s). 516

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 282

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Is, upon further thought, convinced of the fitness of Mr William Temple to be Master of the Rolls here. ... Would wish it done before the transmission of the [Explanatory] Bill.

Desired, too, to have the first notice of the alterations to be made in the Bill [before its return]. But that seems not now to be possible. ... "You may therefore", adds the Duke, "conclude that something has been said, by some that should not have said it, ... and of another nature than the question put by the King to Mr Secretary Morice, upon a letter from his sister, in the resolution of which the secretary discovered so much learning & useful chirurgery. The letter that mentioned this last was directed to a Corporation, & read, doubtless, by them with much edification".


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 283

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

There is a concurrence of intelligence from many good hands ... that it is resolved that all grants made since the 'Declaration', & contrary to it, shall be made void by this new Act. I should think ... that, if such grants shall not be confirmed by this new Act, they will be overthrown by the old. However that shall be determined or fall out, Lord Dungannon's case, ... differing from all others that I can think of, will be very sad & ruinous to him, if he should be concluded in the crowd.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to Roger (Boyle), Earl of Orrery, and others

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 178v

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to Roger (Boyle), Earl of Orrery, and others, Treasurers for the Moneys payable under the Act of Settlement for Ireland, for the payment thereout of one thousand pounds, sterling, to Michael (Boyle), Archbishop of Dublin, in pursuance of directions contained in his Majesty's letter of the 18th February preceding.


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 46

Document type: Copy

Has had intelligence that all Grants [of lands in Ireland] made since the 'Declaration', and contrary to it, shall be made void. In the writer's opinion if such Grants are not confirmed by the new Act, they will be overthrown by the old one.

That which distinguishes Lord Dungannon's [better known to the Chancellor, adds the Duke, as "Mark Trevor"] case, from all others, is that having a considerable arrear [of rents] "due to him personally & devolved upon him, by the death of his brother (slain in the King's service), for service done before June 1649", he relinquishes all claim to such arrears, in consideration of his Grant. He never, therefore, stated them; now, he is precluded from stating them.


Petition of Colonel William Cunningham, and of Mary, his wife, administratrix of Sir John Cunningham, deceased, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 30 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 579

Document type: Copy

State the circumstances under which petitioners inherit certain Debentures for land in Ireland. ...

Pray his Grace's order for their relief.


Subjoins Annexed

An Order by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, referring the Petition above-recited to the consideration of the Commissioners for executing the 'Act of Settlement'

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 579

Document type: Copy


Petition of Robert Shee, and Richard Shee, esquires, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 30 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 236

Document type: Copy

Pray to be continued for the year ensuing in the tenancy of the Rectories of Powerstown and Stamcarty, in the county of Kilkenny, "parcels of their former inheritance" [see under April 15, 1663].


Annexed

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 236

Document type: Copy

With instructions to the Bishops of Ossory and of Leighlin "to cause the impropriate tithes which belong to the said Rectories to be set to some person for the use of petitioners, for the ensuing year, at the same rent for which they were set the last year".


Petition of William North, of Dublin, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 30 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 236

Document type: Copy

Several persons of honour and quality having a desire to furnish themselves with rich pistols, which cannot be gotten in this ... Kingdom, petitioner prays for the Lord Lieutenant's license to bring over from England forty cases or pairs of pistols; he enterng into bond "not to sell them to any but persons well affected to his Majesty".


Annexed

License for the importation above-recited, upon the petitioner "giving bond to the officers of his Majesty's Customs, to such purpose as he doth offer"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte, fol(s). 236v

Document type: Copy


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

Date: [circa 30 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 236v

Document type: Copy

Plaint against Charles Belfort, esquire, in relation to an alleged wrongful detention of a ring, which belonged to the late Earl of Kildare. ... With prayer for a reference of the matter in contention to some persons of honour, upon whose report to his Grace, petitioner will "willingly satisfy the said Mr Belfort's demands, if they seem to his Grace just and reasonable".


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Earl of Ossory, the Lord Viscount Dungannon, and Sir Henry Tichborne

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 237

Document type: Copy

With the usual instructions.


Petition of Theobald [Taaffe], Earl of Carlingford, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 30 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 237v

Document type: Copy

Petitioner hath been at great trouble and cost, in making out the lands in the annexed list mentioned, ... for the grant of which in custodiam, he recites a former Order of the Lord Lieutenant and also his Grace's caveat for the not granting of the same [in the Exchequer] to any other, ... "yet", he adds, "some are labouring to get custodiams of parts of the said lands". ...

Prays for new instructions to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer ... for the grant to petitioner, "without further delay, of so much of the said lands as shall apear to be at present in his Majesty's dispose; ... the rather that none of the said lands are in any of the counties reserved for the reprizing of H. R. H. [the Duke of York]".


Annex 1

A List of Lands [in the several counties of Wexford, Tipperary, Meath, and Westmeath, and in the King's County] desired, in custodiam, by the Earl of Carlingford

Date:

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 237v

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Warrant of the Duke of Ormond to the Barons of the Exchequer, for the grant, to the petitioner, of a Custodiam of the lands recited, if found to be at his Majesty's disposal, and not granted to any other

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 238

Document type: Copy


Petition of James Dillon, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 30 March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 239

Document type: Copy

Recites proceedings in the Exchequer, under an Order made by his Grace for the grant to petitioner of a custodiam of certain lands, formerly the estate of Christopher Cruise, deceased. ...

Recites also the restoration of Lawrence Cruise and Christopher Cruise [the younger], heirs of Christopher aforesaid, to part of the said lands; ... and other proceedings relating thereto, and also to lands in Connaught assigned to Christopher Cruise [the elder]. ...

Prays that he "may have a Custodiam of the lands mentioned in his former order except Clanlurin; and likewise [a grant] ... of part of the lands assigned to the said Christopher Cruise in Connaught, which petitioner, to his great charge, hath discovered to be concealed from his Majesty; & rather that petitioner hath been dispossessed of what lands he got, in lieu of his former estate, upon the restitution of Viscount Dillon of Costello".


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Barons of the Exchequer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 240

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Report of the Barons of the Exchequer, under an Order of Reference [upon a previous Petition of James Dillon] dated 9 September, 1663, concerning the lands above-recited, and the respective claims thereto

Date:

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 240-241

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant in due form to James Bryan, and his assgins, of certain lands, &c., mentioned in his Majesty's letter of the 11th of November (1663), and described in Particulars hereunto annexed

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 178v

Document type: Copy


Amendments upon the 'Bill of Conventicles', brought up by the House of Commons, at a conference

Date: March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 157


An Act for prohibiting of Nonconformists from inhabiting in Corporations

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 159-160


Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland to Downing

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [March] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 343

Document type: Minute; with corrections

The course taken by Sir George Downing, in the matter of the ship Barbot at the Hague, is well approved of. His Memorial (of which they have received a copy) "may", add the writers, "serve the turn". ...


Answers to the Reply [concerning certain proceedings under the 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland] of the Commissioners [of the Court of Claims]

Date: [March? 1664?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 523-524

Document type: Copy


Advices of the state of political affairs and opinion, in Carrickfergus; more particularly, in relation to the proceedings of certain discontented Nonconformists

Written from: Carrickfergus

Date: 1 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 274

Document type: Holograph

Addressed, by Br[yan?] Kennedy, to Sir Richard Kennedy, one of the Judges of the Northern Circuit of Ireland.


Sir Robert Byron to Ormond

Written from: King Street [Westminster]

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 355

Document type: Holograph

Personal affairs; chiefly in relation to the writer's endeavour to obtain Letters-Patent, "for a lease of some lands, in the county of Limerick". ...


Sir Thomas Bensley to Ormond

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 357

Document type: Holograph

Having lately taken the country air, at the house of a friend, near Watford, the writer profited by the opportunity of inspecting Moor Park. Some observations then made he now reports to the Duke of Ormond.


Chesterfield to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 379

Document type: Holograph

The proposition of Lord Newport to give to the writer a sum of £4,000, for the cession of his office, is now broken off. ... That little sum, at this time would have much advanced the writer's affairs here ... He is now advised to beg of the King a grant "out of the arrears of excise-money [in MS.: "accise"-money] in Ireland".


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 180-181

Document type: Original

A main and important question upon "the Great Bill" is now decided in favour of the English. The writer went to the Council persuaded that the King had given or confirmed lands to such soldiers only as were of the Army at the time of his arrival in England. ... The King, too, had been of the opinion. But, having laid as a foundation that whatsoever the Declaration or Act of Settlement had given should not be altered, ... & the words of the Act running "all that are, or have been, of the Army", the King frankly declared that both classes were entitled. ... Adds other particulars on the same subject.


Subjoins

Notes, by Mr Secretary Bennet, on the Petition of Sir H. O'Neill, and on that of the Earl of Drogheda

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 182


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 92

Document type: Holograph

Though all men believe that the Lord Lieutenant has very great want of that assistence which an active & wise Chancellor would give him, yet he must assure himself that the writer would never propose to give ease to the present Chancellor (which an honest man in his case should desire & press) without the Lieutenant's particular direction. ... Lord Orrery, upon receipt of the writer's letter, seemed to approve of the preferences of some learned gownsman from hence. ... if no such can be found, ... he thinks his cousin, the Archbishop [of Dublin], may be preferred to any in that Kingdom. ... But the writer feels sure the Duke "will never think [it] fit again to make an Irishman undergo that office". ...

[Not printed by Lister.]


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 93

Document type: Holograph [sent with the foregoing]

Entreats the Lord Lieutenant to let the writer know, freely, whether he has discovered anything in Sir Hugh Middleton that may make him unworthy of his Grace's favour. ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 284

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further particulars, and observations on, the pending Explanatory Bill of Settlement for Ireland.

Must thank the Chancellor for recommending Captain Hungerford (bearer of this letter), who is an excellent officer. Cannot say so of all .. that he has taken at Lord Clarendon's instance.


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 48

Document type: Copy

Has received the Chancellor's letter of 26 March. It is satisfactory to Irishmen to see that amidst all the business of England time is found for that of Ireland, in the proceedings of Parliment. He reminds the Chancellor of a suggested proviso respecting valuation of certain payments to be made by Adventurers and Soldiers, the insertion of which in the pending Act is of moment.

The Duke hopes he has formerly given proof enough that whatever the bearings of proposals communicated to him for his opinion, he will give it impartially, freely, and plainly; "without caring whom it may concern or offend".


M. Carbonel to Sandwich

Written from: Paris

Date: 2 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 105

Document type: Original

Reports the good success of the Earl's sons in their respective studies & pursuits, during their late residence in the Academy at Paris.

French.


Petition of Ellen Grace, relict of Michael Corwicke of Inver, in the county of Mayo

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [2? April] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 526

Document type: Original

Recites petitioner's losses & sufferings during the Rebellion; & that the lands of petitioner & her children have now been assigned, by the Commissioners of Transplantation, to Sir James Shaen.

Prays for a custodiam of the lands aforesaid.


Subjoined

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 526

Document type: Original


Petition of Eusebius Darby, waterman, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 2 April] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 237, 239

Document type: Copies (four documents)

Recites his imprisonment, by his Grace's order, "for a certain abuse by suppliant committed upon the son of Sir James Ware, who did first strike suppliant". ... Recites also his hearty sorrow for his offence and submits himself to the Lord Lieutenant's clemency.

With the Orders made thereupon, 5-6 April.


Petition of Richard Reyner to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 2 April] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 238v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Cornet Francis Hawley.

With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order for the satisfaction of the debt recited, by defalking the amount from the defendant's pay

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 238v

Document type: Copy


Petition, to the Duke of Ormond, of Philip Wilkinson, cornet of the Duke of Albemarle's troop [of horse, in the Army of Ireland]

Date: [circa 2 April] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 238v-239

Document type: Copies (two documents)

Arrears of pay.

[With the Order thereupon, Dublin Castle, April 5.]


Colonel Richard Talbot to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 24-25

Document type: Holograph

Represents to the Duke the character and services to the King of the writer's brother, Sir Robert Talbot, of Sir Henry O'Neil, and of several other persons, related to or connected with the writer; and asks for them his Grace's protection.


De Prata to Sandwich

Written from: [Paris]

Date: 3/13 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 81-82

Gives an account of the studies and character of the Earl's son. Says, of Lord Hinchinbroke: His "mind is noble & generous. He loveth to be praised and esteemed; hearkeneth to admonition; ruleth himself. He only wants confidence, to declare himself, & shew his parts".


Ormond to the Countess of Tyrconnel

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 46

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The Mayor & Sheriff of Dublin being about to make a public bowling-place on Oxmantown Green, her Ladyship's permission is desired to cut sods upon her lands at Merrion.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the delivery, out of the Ordnance Stores to the Mayor of Dublin, of certain quantities of arms and ammunition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 179

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the delivery, out of the Ordnance Stores to the Mayor of Dublin, of certain quantities of arms and ammunition, to be used upon Easter Monday, in a march "according to ancient custom [commemorative of the slaughter of a body of "Colonists" - said to be from Bristol - in Cullen's Wood, on the Easter Monday of 1209]", to Cullen's Wood.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the issue of a commission or commissions of inquiry, concerning lands granted, and to be granted, to Colonel Milo Power, and his heirs, in pursuance of his Majesty's several letters, in that behalf, of 31st July, 1661, and of 16th April, 1662

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 179v-180

Document type: Copy


Advices ... sent to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Paris]

Date: 4 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 514-515

Document type: Original

Military and Court incidents in various parts of Europe.

Endeavours, in France, of the holders of suppressed secretaryships and other offices, to obtain compensation. Intention of the King to reside at the Palais Royal. ... Conversation at Court on the affairs of Germany.

French.


Earl of Mountrath to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 5 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 358

Document type: Holograph

Lieutenant Thornton having acquainted the writer with his, Thornton's, dismissal by the Lord Lieutenant from office, "for commanding the King's soldiers to intermeddle with the possession of Gormanston", the writer now submits to his Grace a statement of circumstances "whereby", he alleges, "it clearly appears that Thornton did not, in the least, intermeddle in that with which he stands charged".


A Memorial, by Sir John St Leger, concerning the duties of his office of "Vice-Seneschal" [?] [in MS.: "Vice-Senessy"] to the Earl of Arran

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 5 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 362

Document type: Holograph

Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.


An Account of the alleged services, in the Army of Ireland, of William Skeffington, William Ingoldsby, and other officers

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 393

Document type: Copy. Endorsed by Ormond; as given to him "by John Walsh [in MS.: "Welsh"], on the 11th May", next after date hereof.

Drawn up by themselves; and addressed to Major Robert Ormsby, at Galway, "to be by him sent ... to the persons within-named".


Duke of York to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 353

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

It is not the Duke's wish that in virtue of the instructions recently given on his behalf by the King, any distrubance should be offered to Sir William Penn, in respect of his custodium-lands in Ireland.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 35-36

Document type: Copy

Lord Orrery's complaint is just.

The writer has been so disordered by the spleen for about two months, that he has spent all the time that he could be spared from sitting in Council & writing to England in taking physic - which, to him, is riding and taking the air - a remedy imncompatible with [letter-] writing. ...

Answers various points in letters received from his Lordship, ... relating chiefly to army commissions, and to the pending Bill Explanatory of the Act of Settlement. ...

The writer is unsatisfied with Sir James Shaen's excuses for his "Note of Disbursements", - "saving only where he frees the King of the charge of paying his [Shaen's] own men, for employing his own money, on his own occasions. ... All the rest of what is proposed ... seems to be invloved & intricate; ... giving him perpetual ground for new intrigues - which he wants not". ...


Lord Teviot, Governor of Tangier to Sandwich

Written from: Tangier

Date: 5 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 190

Document type: Holograph

A letter of compliment. Mr John Like will "anatomize this place, both in the civil & military parts thereof", for Lord Sandwich; and, for the economic part, Lord Teviot refers him to a letter which he has desired Mr John Creed to write to his Lordship.


Hinchinbroke to Sandwich

Written from: Paris

Date: 5 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 123

Document type: Holograph

The writer, and his brother [Sydney Montagu], have left the Academy, as directed by the Earl's letters of March 7 and 18. Sydney will gladly return to England. As to the Italian trip, the writer will permit himself to work for it, only when he hears that his father approves of the plan. ...

French.


A writer unnamed, but signing with the initials "G. J.", to Thomas Ellford, of S. Giles, near London

Date: 6 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 211-212

Document type: Holograph. The writer is identical with the "J. G." of MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 222r-v

Communicates particulars of the trials of "the plotters", who were tried, at York, at the beginning of April.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, appointing Wiliam Hawker to be keeper of the King's meadows and lands near Kilmainham, the Phoenix, and Chapel-Izod [in MS.: "Isold"]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 180v

Document type: Copy


Commissioners of the Navy to Lane

Written from: Navy Office

Date: 7 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 360

Document type: Original [signed by Pepys, Mennis, Batten, & Coventry]

Orders are given for the attendance at Chester, on a day named, of a paymaster's clerk, that part of their wages, now in arrear, may be paid to the crews of H.M.S. Harp and of the yacht Mary. The Lord Lieutenant's due directions to the commander of those vessels respectively, in accordance therewith, are solicited.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 349

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Recites the purport of former letters of 25 February last, on behalf of the Duke of York. ...

Directs that all exisitng custodiums of the lands therein referred to, which may impede the execution of the directions so given, be forthwith revoked, dissolved, & determined. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 351

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

William Temple, esquire, to have a grant of the office of Master of the Rolls, in Ireland, in reversion, next after the avoidance thereof by Sir John Temple, present patentee thereof, and the avoidance, surrender or other determination of a grant made by King Charles I to Sir Maurice Eustace, now Lord Chancellor of Ireland. ...

In the grant now to be made, as aforesaid, the power of judicature is to be wholly excepted thereout.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 355

Document type: Original

Care is to be taken that none of the lands now in the possession of Sir William Penn, by way of custodium, be taken thereout, or granted to any other person whatsoever.


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 7 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 255-256

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Chancellor [Clarendon] told the writer he had received his Grace's two letters, ... recommending the writer for the reversion of his father's place [Mastership of the Rolls in Ireland], which were so effectual, that the King "resolved it should be done", and would "give it me with his own hands".

... The Chancellor has also told the writer that the King has thoughts of sending him over with a transcript of the [Explanatory] Bill, before it passes, and with his Majesty's resolutions upon it. ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 285

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

When the writer addressed the King & Lord Clarendon about Lord Dungannon's threatened ruin, he thought Dungannon had been single in that hazard, but since finds that Sir Arthur Forbes is in the like case. ... The same care ought to be had of him.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 50

Document type: Copy

Sir Allan Brodrick's letters of March 26 and 29 have reached the Duke, together with certain documents, relating to the Act of Settlement.

Has not received from the Chancellor [Clarendon] any instructions as to the prescribed qualification of the persons whose names he is to send to London. And, "to send them without [that knowledge]" were to be madder "than my Lord Carnarvon would not be, and as mad as I think my Lord of Bristol is".


A News-Letter addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 64-65

The House of Commons has under consideration Bills for rendering the Rivers Mersey and Weaver navigable; for making provision for the maintenance of the Clergy in Towns corporate; for the improvement of the Great Level of the Fens, known as the 'Bedford Level'; and for building new churches in populous towns.

Advices have been received from Spain of the very honourable reception of his Majesty's Amabassador, Sir Richard Fanshaw, at Cadiz.

Orders have been given to the Officers of Customs, at all the English ports, not to admit any merchandize from Zealand, in resentment of affronts to the King's dignity offered in that Province.


De Prata to Sandwich

Written from: Paris

Date: 8 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 83-84

Document type: [with seal of arms]

Thinks that Lord Hinchinbroke's passionate fondness for music may "be one of the reasons which keep him from reading of books, and having that curiosity for the knowledge of History, which he hath for all honest things besides". In a conversation with the Venetian Ambassador at this Court, the other evening, when the talk turned upon horsemanship, the Venetian observed that a man of quality, of earlier date than my Lord of Newcastle, had treated of that topic, - namely Xenophon; upon which Lord Hinchinbroke asked, 'who is Xenophon?'.


Encloses

Household-account, of expenditure, at Paris, for Lord Hinchinbroke, and Mr Sydney Montagu

Date: April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 85-87


William Temple to Lane

Written from: London

Date: 9 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 364

Document type: Holograph

A letter of compliment; of acknowledgment of the writer's obligations to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and to Sir George Lane; and proffers of service & attachment.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 183

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Of the Petition from certain Protestant officers of the Army in Ireland, it may be said "they found here a better advocate upon the place, than that paper could have been for them; [one] who said more, it seems, than they can say for themselves". ...

The matter of warning all Members of the Irish Parliament to resort thither could not, this Holy Week, be brought under the King's attention. ... The Attorney [General] said - & it may be worthy of his Grace's attention - "that the same persons ought not to be Members of two different Parliaments, at the same time". ...


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Date: 9 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 256

Document type: Holograph

Since writing the letter of the 7th (intended to be sent by the hands of Mr Ludlow, his Grace's servant, whose journey it now seems is uncertain), the writer has received, from Sir John Dingley, a message assuring him that his, Sir John's, pending affair with the Duke shall conclude according to his Grace's offer, and at his Grace's time.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 97-98

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Has received, & read with satisfaction, Mr Secretary's letter of 2nd inst not only because the Bill of Settlement is shewn to be in a fair way of dispatch, but on account of the King's expression of his wise & princley resolution to remain fixed to his promises, especially when they import any grace or advantage to any sort of his subjects. ...

Has taken the utmost pains to enable himself to send information who, of the Irish, are most deserving of his Majesty's grace for their restitution. ...


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: Easter Eve, 9 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 94

Document type: Holograph

Has received, by Captain Hungerford, the Duke's letter of 2nd instant. ... Affairs here have a fair aspect. The writer doubts not that whosoever promised himself advantage from domestic broils will be disappointed. ...

... There have been delays in concluding the business of Ireland, but it is hoped that the next week will see the Bill completed, ... "and then Mr Temple (who is gratified in all that [the Duke] desired for him) shall carry over the transcript [i.e. the draught] and return, before it be dispatched from hence in form". ...

[Not printed by Lister.]


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 April [Easter Eve] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 288-289

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received the Secretary's letter of the 2nd, with great satisfaction, not only in that our Bill, & consequently our settlement, is in so fair a way to be dispatched, but in the wise & princely resolution expressed by his Majesty ... Sure it is safer (though part of it be no proper assertion for Easter Eve) to undo men thoroughly at once, than to keep them in long apprehension of it. ...

Humbly offers it to his Majesty's determination whether [as respects "nominees"] "he will not think it fit to let me have an authentic warrant & command for it, containing nothing else". ...


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment of a sum of fifty one pounds & nine shillings, to Captain Hugh Montgomery, to be by him disbursed for the requirements of the Ordnance Stores at Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 181

Document type: Copy


Annexed

A Schedule of Tools, Implements, and Stores, to be purchased for his Majesty's service; with the prices of each

Date: 9 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 181

Document type: Copy


Edward Lucas to Wharton

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 9 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 26

Document type: Original

A Power of Attorney needs to be received from his Lordship in order effectually "to call Dawson to account".

Notices some matters affecting Lord Wharton's estate at Mullengarve; and some legal proceedings against the family of Hope.


Subjoins I

The Case of Philip, Lord Wharton, in relation to certain lands, in his possession, in the county of Westmeath

Date:

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 27-29

Document type: Original


Subjoins II

A Schedule of the Proprietors, in 1661, of lands in Westmeath, then forfeited; and of the several denominations and acreage of the said lands

Date:

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 30

Document type: Original


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: Easter Even. [9 April] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 285-286

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

At the end of a particular account given by Sir H. Bennet, of the proceedings upon the Bill [of Explanation] he adds that his Majesty bade him write to the Duke, "to know what persons I would advise him to nominate to be restored to their estates. ... I conceive it to be matter of more importance than to be done by me, without particular warrant directly from the King". ...

Adds some remarks about "the Coyf". ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: Easter Day [10 April] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 287

Document type: Copy; as before

... It is to be considered whether decrees [of the Court of Claims], since 2nd July, 1662, shall be left doubtful & to the judgment of the Courts, or [be], one way or other, determined by this new Act. Many certainly have had good success, in that space of time, by undue practices. ... Some of those ... would not have come under any advantageous representation from me to the King. Yet if the Act ... be clear for them, it is perhaps more advisable they should escape, than that the Act of Parliament should not be an inviolable security. ...


Sir Henry de Vic to Sandwich

Written from: S. James's

Date: 12 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 191

Document type: Holograph. With the Garter Seal.

Notifies the postponement this year to a later date of the customary celebration of S. George's Feast.


Mr James Bridgeman to Lane

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 26

Document type: Original

Encloses, for presentation to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, a letter from his Majesty on the subject of a Grant of Lands in that Kingdom to Lord Fitzhardinge, who, being engaged with the King, is prevented from writing with his own hand.


Sir William Flower & others [Estate-Commissioners for the Duke of Ormond] to [John Bagot?]

Date: 16 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 615

Document type: Copy

Edmund Byrne is to enter into the lands of Kilcoole & Sheagh [in the county of Carlow], to be there, & to keep the tenants together, until the coming thither of the writers.


Subjoins

A Certificate, by the Commissioners of the Duke of Ormond, concerning the tenure of the lands of Kilcoole & Sheagh, above-mentioned

Date: 16 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 615

Document type: Copy


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 16 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 257

Document type: Holograph

Is sensible that, by his Grace's favour, the writer's Grant was put into train [for passing in the Chancery of Ireland] in a way most to his advantage & ease, yet chooses rather to incur the greater charge of passing it here in England, than to impose upon his Grace further trouble. ...


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 16 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 96

Document type: Holograph

... Does not find that either my Lord Vice-Treasurer or Sir Arthur Forbes is hurt in the [Explanatory] Bill. Never thought it fit that the Lord Lieutenant should send a List of Names, until the King requires it; and it may best be done when the Bill is sent over. ...

... Thanks his correspondent for good intentions towards Sir Hugh Middleton. ...


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 16 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 66-67

Document type: [Endorsed, as received on April 21st]

Since the late Proclamation commanding officers of the late usurped power to depart the Metropolis, search has been made for lurkers.

Part of the levies authorized for the service of Portugal have sailed; the number is to be raised to 1,000 soldiers.

Advices are added from various parts of the Continent; from Dublin; and from the settlement at Tangier.


Petition of John Moxon, merchant, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 17 April] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 242v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Captain Edmund Hoyle.

With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 242v

Document type: Copy


Sir James Bunce to Lane

Written from: London

Date: 18 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 366

Document type: Holograph

Thanks for obligations conferred by Sir George Lane on the writer, and on his colleague, Sir Edward Massey.


Advices ... sent to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Paris

Date: 18 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 516-517

Document type: Original

Incidents of the war against the Turks.


Petition of Henry Rowlinson, merchant, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 April] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 243

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against John Downes, a trooper under Sir Henry Tichborne. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in the above Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 243

Document type: Copy


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 655

Document type: Original

A list to be transmitted to the King of the names of such persons as, in the Lord Lieutenant's observation, have apperared most capable of grace & favour, that they may be inserted in the 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland, now pending.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 185

Document type: Original; subscribed and signed

Reports the progress made upon petitions presented, and provisos submitted, on behalf of various individuals, in relation to the pending measures for the Settlement of Ireland. Notices also proceedings in the English Parliament.


Resolution of a Committee of the Privy Council of England, for Trade, upon the invasion of his Majesty's Rights in India, Africa, and elsewhere

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 19 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 92

Document type: Copy

Resolution of a Committee of the Privy Council of England, for Trade, upon the invasion of his Majesty's Rights in India, Africa, and elsewhere, by merchants who are subjects of the United Provinces of the Netherlands; praying the King to be pleased to take some speedy and effectual course for remedy thereof.


Lady Clanricarde to Ormond

Written from: Loghreagh

Date: 20 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 32

Document type: Original. Sealed with a crest.

Recommends to the Duke the bearer of this letter, Henry Reddick, for protection in the matter of a land-claim improperly dismissed by the Commissioners. Adds that the writer's sister, whom His Grace loved, would have been a petitioner on Reddick's behalf, was she now living. Describes the bearer's past life, his services, and sufferings.


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: [20?] April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 15

Document type: Copy

A letter formerly signed by his Majesty at Lord Anglesey's instance, concerning Charlement, is not come to Lord Caulfield's hands. A renewed 'Draught' is therefore herewith submitted, to like effect.


Joint-Resolutions of both Houses of Parliament relative to Wrongs and Indignities alleged to have been done to His Majesty by subjects of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, who have invaded the King's rights and injured his subjects in India, in Africa, and elsewhere

Date: 22 April 1664 [erroneously dated 28 April]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 169


Subjoined are

Particulars of the Wrongs complained of, more especially of those alleged to have been sustained in Africa

Date: 22 April 1664 [erroneously dated 28 April]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 170


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant in due form of the office of Master of the Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, in reversion, to William Temple, esquire, as directed by his Majesty's letter of 7th April, instant

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 183

Document type: Copy


Report of Sir William Domvile, Attorney General of Ireland, and Sir John Temple, Solicitor General, to the Duke of Ormond, upon his Majesty's letter of January 17th, preceding, in behalf of Arthur (Jones), Viscount Ranelagh, to them referred

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 22 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 188v

Document type: Copy


Annexed

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant to the Lord Ranelagh of the lands and tenements (at Roscommon) mentioned in the letter above-recited, and in the foregoing Report thereupon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 189

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the King, reciting the innocency - in respect of the Irish Rebellion - of Thomas Eustace

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 370

Document type: Original; with certificate of entry & enrolment

Warrant, by the King, reciting the innocency - in respect of the Irish Rebellion - of Thomas Eustace, son of Nicholas Eustace, as proved in his Majesty's Court of Claims in Ireland; and directing that the said Thomas Eustace be put into free possession & enjoyment of certain houses & estates in the City of Dublin, settled upon him by Nicholas Eustace aforesaid.


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 291-292

Document type: Copy; as before

Has taken the boldness to beg his Majesty's leave that the writer may himself return to him, with the [corrected & amended] Draught of the [Explanatory] Bill which he shall now daily expect [with the alterations made in England] by Mr [William] Temple.

... As yet, hears nothing of any [Council Order of] Reference concerning my Lord of Antrim's complaint. ...

Mistook the proposition concerning the Duke of York, "if his satisfaction was not to arise from the addition of a fourth part of quit rent from the Adventurers & Soldiers, over & above the King's [part of the quit-rent], which I never understood they meant to lessen". ...


Petition of John Forster, of Ballydowde in the county of Dublin, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 23 April] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 243

Document type: Copies

Prays for the Lord Lieutenant's directions for restoration of a birding-piece seized by some troopers.

With the Order prayed for, April 26.


Advices of alleged preparations, abroad, for an attack upon Ireland

Date: 24 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 372

Document type: Original

Sent to Theophilus Jones, by an anonymous intelligencer; and by him communicated to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.


Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Bennet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 396

Document type: Copy [sixteen signatures]

State the rules which have governed the Lieutenant & Council, in their few & rare acts of interposition in causes committed, under the 'Act of Settlement', to the judicature of the Commissioners for executing that Act. ...

Report what has been done in Ireland, in respect to the enlargement of the periods of time limited, in the Act aforesaid, for proceedings thereunder. ...


The Lord of Kingston's Case [concerning his pretensions to certain lands in Ireland]

Date: 24 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 136

Document type: Original

Given to me [James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant], 24 April 1664.


Petition of Elizabeth Blondevile, widow, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 24 April] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 243

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against John Swetnam. With the usual prayer.


Annexed

An Order of Summons to the defendant named in this Petition

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 243v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 293

Document type: Copy; as before

Asks the Secretary's furtherance of a speedy answer from his Majesty as to the writer's leave to attend him in England. ...


Advices ... sent to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Paris

Date: 25 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 518-519

Document type: Original

Chiefly concerning incidents of the war against the Turks, and of that between Russia and Poland. ...

In the notices of occurrences in France, the hanging of a copying-clerk, employed in the office of M. de Lionne, "for revealing state secrets to foreign envvoys", is mentioned.

French.


Albemarle to Ormond

Written from: Cockpit [Whitehall]

Date: 26 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 376

Document type: Original [with seal of arms]

Certifies the writer's knowledge of the good services of Captain Edmund Goffe.

Recommends him to the favour of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.


Petition of Thomas Browne, of Galway, merchant, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: [26? April] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 53

Document type: Copy

Recites particulars of debts due to petitioner, by various soldiers late of Captain Ewer's company but now dispersed. ...

Prays for his Grace's orders that assistance be given to petitioner for recovery of the same.

[With an Order thereupon.]


Appended 1

A Schedule of Debts due by soldiers of reformed companies of the Army in Ireland to Thomas Browne, of Galway

Date: April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 53v

Document type: Copy


Appended 2

Report of Sir Daniel Bellingham, Deputy Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, upon the petition above-recited

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 13 October 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 53v


Appended 3

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant, for the payment to Thomas Browne, aforesaid, of the several sums enumerated in the Report of the Deputy Vice-Treasurer, calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 February 1666

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 53v


Ormond to Anglesey [Vice-Treasurer of Ireland]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 16

Document type: Copy

Particulars of certain liveries, needed for his Majesty's trumpeters &c. at this Court.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 187

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

The King resolves that the remaining Petitions, which concern the Settlement of Ireland, should be reviewed jointly by the Solicitor General and the Commissioners, and be disposed "into such a method as they may with the more ease be considered of, at the next meeting [of the Privy-Council]". ...

Adds some details of minor matters of public business, domestic & foreign.


Resolutions of the Lords and Commons, in Parliament, in relation to wrongs and indignities to the Crown of England

Date: 28 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 42-44

Document type: Two papers. [The second paper or "Estimate of Losses" is endorsed "Rec. 1 May".

Resolutions of the Lords and Commons, in Parliament, in relation to wrongs and indignities to the Crown of England, alleged to have been committed by subjects of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, in India, Africa, and elsewhere; with a Précis of the complaints made by the Traders in Africa to Parliament, and an Estimate of damages sustained. ...


Writ for payment of a sum of £200, by the Duke of Ormond, for the first and second subsidies granted by the Parliament of Ireland to the King

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 378

Document type: Original


Ormond to Sir George Downing

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 15-16

Document type: Copy

The Lord Lieutenant & Council have received Sir George's Dispatch, from the Hague, of March 10th, in answer to their own joint letter of 6th February. ...

The title of 'Highness', given to the States General, was so given upon observing that by his late Majesty, of blessed memory, they were wont to be styled 'High & Mighty Lords', but Sir George Downing's objection, and the letter to those States, in way of memorial, as substituted by him, are approved of by the Lord Lieutenant & Council.


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 294

Document type: Copy; as before

The Duchess of Ormond embarks this day, if the wind hold fair. ...


Encloses

Copy of a joint letter from the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Secretary Sir H. Bennet

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 294

Copy of a joint letter from the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Secretary Sir H. Bennet, recommending on grounds stated that the question concerning admeasurements (of forfeited lands in Ireland) to the Soldiers, may not, at present - at least, publicly - be determined, but its decision, for a while, be kept doubtful.


Ormond to Bennet

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 294

Document type: Copy

Has received the Secretary's letter of 23rd.


Enclosure 1

Copy of a joint letter as above

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 294


Enclosure 2

Draught of a letter, for making my Lord Dungannon, Governor of Ulster

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 294


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 296

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

My Lord of Inchiquin finding his letter founded upon the King's direction to the Lord Lieutenant still to be under a stop, is now resolved to try whether his presence [in England] may remove the obstacle. ... Unless it be done this way, the writer can find none for Lord Inchiquin's advantage.


Advices ... sent to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Paris

Date: 29 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 520-521

Document type: Original

Preparations at Rome for the Papal Legation to the Court of France. ... Particulars of a quarrel between the Envoys of Venice and of Mantua at that Court.

French.


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 30 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 381

Document type: Holograph

Personal affairs.

Endeavours of the writer to dispatch the business of Ireland now pending here, and obstacles which have hindered it.

Notice of the writer's correspondence with the Earl of Ossory, on a point mentioned in the Lord Lieutenant's last letter to the Chancellor.


Captain William Montgomery to Ormond

Written from: Westminster

Date: 30 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 383

Document type: Holograph

States the grounds and evidence of the writer's case, now depending before the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, and the impediments he has met with therein. ...

Asks, in what may belong to the Lord Lieutenant's part in the matter, his Grace's favourable consideration of the points submitted.


The Answer of Sir Jerome Alexander, knight, to the Petition of Nicholas Darcy the younger

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 372-375

Document type: Certified Copy


Edward Lucas to Philip, Lord Wharton

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 30 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 117, fol(s). 245

Document type: Original

Reports progress in respect of certain matters, then in course of litigation with one Dawson, concerning lands in Westmeath.


Subjoins

Particulars of certain acts of rebellion alleged to have been committed by former owners of lands, then the subject of contentious proceedings in the Courts

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 117, fol(s). 246

Document type: Copy

Particulars of certain acts of rebellion alleged to have been committed by former owners of lands, then the subject of contentious proceedings in the Courts.


A Letter of News addressed by Joseph Wiliamson [afterwards one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State] to Sir George Lane, relating to England, Scotland, the Netherlands, and Africa

Date: April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 46-48

[These two letters are transposed by misbinding.]


A similar Letter, relating to events in Spain, Germany, and England

Date: April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 46-48

[These two letters are transposed by misbinding.]


An Index of Persons named in Warrants and Orders - March 27 to July 23, 1662, inclusive - of the Lords Justices of Ireland; and also of petitioners to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of that Kingdom, from July, 1663, to April, 1664

Date: [April] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 244-254


Notes by Philip, Lord Wharton, upon his claim to lands at Mullengaure and elsewhere, in the county of Westmeath, and province of Leinster

Date: [April] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 26

Document type: Original [These notes are on the margin of the letter of Edward Lucas, of April 9]


Advices ... sent to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Paris

Date: 2 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 522-523

Document type: Original

Notices of the war against the Turks; of the proceedings in France against the Jansenists, and also for further retrenchments in the administrative affairs of that Kingdom.

Incidents at Court.

French.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 189

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

The enclosed, in the King's own hand, speaks so plainly of his Majesty's desire that the Lord Lieutenant should come over, that it is needless to add thereto. The formal leave shall be sent by the next post. ...


Ormond to Sir Richard Butler

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 47v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Conference with Sir Richard Butler is desired, in order that an endeavour may be made, by the writer, to reconcile a difference concerning lands between Sir Richard and Lady Butler his mother (widow of Sir Walter Butler).


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 17

Document type: Copy

A further Declaration of circumstances under which the authorization, by the King, of due 'Reprisals' of lands in Ireland, in lieu of those restored to the ancient owners, by the intrusive possessor, Lord Viscount Kingston, ... whose "condition differs very much" from that of other men [under the 'Act of Settlement']. ...


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 17v

Document type: Copy

Encloses a Petition from Mr Robert Shapcott, now prisoner in this Castle.


Lord Willoughby of Parham to Ormond

Written from: Montserrat Island

Date: 5 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 385

Document type: Holograph

Colonel Osborne, who formerly served under his Grace, during the wars in Ireland, returns home in order to look after some interests he has in that Kingdom.

The writer is humble suitor to the Duke for his favourable consideration of Colonel Osborne's claims and services.


Clarges to Ormond

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 5 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 387

Document type: Holograph

Sir George Lane's claims here met with great obstructions; - whence, or wherefore, it is not in the writer's power to guesss. He did not fail to use his interest, on his corrrespondent's behalf; and better friends than he also interposed; but it was in vain. ... Such transitions are extraordinary & inscrutable. ...


F. Salusbury to Lord Huntingdon

Written from: Highgate

Date: 5 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 676r-v

Document type: Holograph

Communicates particulars of the trial in the King's Bench of a suit for lands, between Ferrers of Staffordshire (a descendant of the Ferrers, Lords Ferrers of Groby) and "one Deane".

Describes the mission and demands for compensation "for loss of ships in Guinea" of an Envoy Extraordinary from the Netherlands.

Adds an account of a "pernicious design to naturalize & denizate all foreigners, who here abound & undo our poor artificers".


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 297

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

In the writer's letter to the King he made no mention of his son [Ossory]'s deputation, because he had already written of it to the Chancellor, & also because it is not necessary to name the Deputy in the [King's] letter. ...

Will consider, meanwhile, of all he can think of conducible to the Settlement, i.e. whatever may best enlarge the stock for reprisals & restitutions.

... Hopes that his wife will be at Chelsea, as soon as this letter or presently after.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 298

Document type: Copy; as above

A letter of compliment; upon occasion of the writer's expected journey into England.


Caveat [by authority of the Duke of Ormond] that no grant or custodiam pass of any lands in the counties [namely, Dublin, Kildare, Louth and Cork] wherein H. R. H. the Duke of York is [in virtue of his Majesty's letters of 25 February, and 7 April, preceding] to have his custodiam

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 184v

Document type: Copy


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 357-358

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Authorises the Lord Lieutenant's repair into England, and his appointment of a Deputy for the care of the government during his absence.


Ormond to the Barons of the Exchequer in Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 48

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directs the revoking, determining & dissolving of certain grants, in custodiam, of lands described in his Majesty's letter of 7th April, herewith communicated.


Encloses

The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 April 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 48

Document type: Copy

To like effect indicated above.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, confirming a previous Warrant of the late Lords Justices of Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 185

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, confirming a previous Warrant of the late Lords Justices of Ireland for the payment to Sir Henry Tichborne, of a sum of three thousand, three hundred and thirty seven pounds, eighteen shillings and nine pence, English; which warrant was made in pursuance of Leters Patent under the Great Seal, dated 21 November, 1661, and herein recited.


Warrant [by the Duke of Ormond] for Commissions of Inquiry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 185v-186v

Document type: Copy

Warrant [by the Duke of Ormond] for Commissions of Inquiry of the forfeited lands [to be granted] for a reprize for the lands [formerly] granted to the late Earl of Mount-Alexander [Hugh Montgomery, first Earl]; according to his Majesty's letter [of 18th December last preceding]. With recital of Letters Patent, of 1662, containing the original grant.


Petition of Sir John Boyse, Deputy Governor of the Fort of Duncannon, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [6 May] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 189

Document type: Copy

Prays for for the supply of three months' victuals, for the Garrison at Duncannon.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Earls of Ossory and Orrery, and others

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 189

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Report of the Earl of Ossory, the Earl of Orrery, and Lord Kingston, upon the Petition to them referred, as above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 11 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 189v

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to Sir Joihn Boyse, of the sum of £199: 10s., for the purchase of two months' provision for Duncannon Fort

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 189v

Document type: Copy


Informations in respect to bonds entered into by various persons in Ireland

Date: 7 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 313-314

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.

Informations in respect to bonds entered into by various persons in Ireland, for sums of money to be paid in England to the use of the Earl of St. Alban, & others, in relation to claims to Irish estates, then pending before the Commissioners under the 'Act of Settlement'.

Drawn up by Patrick Moore, and by him presented to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: [Worcester House]

Date: 7 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 389

Document type: Holograph

Communicates an account of recent incidents in the pending affairs of Ireland in the Council and Parliament here. Believes that this will be the writer's last letter thereupon, until he & his correspeondent shall meet.

Cannot imagine that the Lord Lieutenant will leave anybody [as Lord Deputy] in the government of Ireland, save Lord Ossory. That being so, why should not the Duke bring Lord Orrery (who is earnestly expected here) over with him? ...

The writer has been on very hard duty, - between Westminster Hall, the Parliament, & the Council. This very day, Parliament sat till four o'clock. Had there been much more to write, he could scarcely have recollected himself "being absolutely dazed". ...


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 191-192

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

The formal leave of absence from Ireland, now sent, is modelled upon a like license granted to Lord Strafford. ...

What is said in the Lord Lieutenant's dispatch as to the termination of the sittings of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims caused the King some surprise "for the contradiction it contains to what he himself had judged, upon hearing that point debated in Council". But his Majesty says he will resume the consideration of the matter. ...

Adds, in a PS., that he, the writer, is "endeavouring to ... get the estate of my Lord Clanmalier [in MS.: "Clanmalira"], but cannot hope to get the possession of it, unless I be secured with a proportion of land in custodiam".


Fitzhardinge to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 7 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214, fol(s). 34

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for his kindness in the matter of the grant from the King, of lands In Ireland, but hopes that His Grace will not expect from him "words answerable to the obligation" the Duke has thus conferred.


Sir Robert Forth to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 391

Document type: Holograph

Personal and financial affairs. Recital of various public services and claims.


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 17v

Document type: Copy

Colonel Richard Grace hath served his Majesty faithfully. .... His suit is recommended.


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 299

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Submits to his Majesty some remarks concerning a charge brought against Sir George Lane of having received, or being about to receive, a sum of money - £300, as the writer thinks - for a recommendation to his Majesty by the writer, of a suit of one Thomas Eustace. ... Entreats his Majesty to suspend any judgment or credit, on the accusation, until the accused shall have been heard thereupon.


Petition of Myles Burke to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 10 May] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 332

Document type: Original

Petitioner was adjudged an innocent, and put into possession of his estate in Galway, whence he was afterwards violently ejected by one Morgan & others. ...

Prays to be restored.


Subjoined

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 332

Document type: Original


Sir Thomas Barrington to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 395

Document type: Original

Has set out to view, in satisfaction of the writer's arrears [of military pay], and as purchaser, 2,500 acres of land in the county of Wexford, late the property of Pierce Butler of Mount-Hore. The lands are barren and cannot be let for above twelve pence per acre a year; so that, deducting quit rent, the profit will be but seven pence per acre. Prays for a long lease thereof from his Grace. ... Edward Butler, son of Pierce, aforesaid, "gives out in ordinary discourse" that the Duke hath no right or title to that estate; & that he, Butler, is to be restored thereto, by name, in the Act that is to pass. ...


A List of certain writings [relating to the estates of the family of Wharton, Lords Wharton] left, in a box, with Mr. Ellis of Grays Inn

Date: 11 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 117, fol(s). 286

Document type: In the hand of an amanuensis, with additions & an endorsement in Lord Wharton's hand

A List of certain writings [relating to the estates of the family of Wharton, Lords Wharton] left, in a box, with Mr. Ellis of Grays Inn.


Ormond to the Bishop of Ossory

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 46v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

A continuation of his Lordship's former letter of license for his absence from the Parliament of Ireland, for reasons stated, on condition that his Proxy is duly given.


De Prata to Sandwich

Written from: S. Martins

Date: 11/21 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 88-89

Document type: Holograph

The writer, with his Lordship's sons, waited on the Abbot Montagu on his arrival in Paris & were received with the utmost kindness. Since then, they have visited him at S. Martins, the Abbot having sent his coach half way to meet them. The Abbot agrees with the writer that Lord Hinchinbroke must be induced to apply himself more to reading than heretofore he has been wont to do.


Bishop of Limerick to Ormond

Written from: Limerick

Date: 13 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 397

Document type: Holograph

In conference with his Grace at Warwick House, in Dublin, the writer had the satsifaction of receiving his Grace's approbation of certain proposals for the reformation of Vicars-Choral in Cathedral Churches. ... He now submits details of his plan; laying them "at his Grace's feet, ... in all humility, yet with some confidence".


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 193

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

By the competition of Mr Peter Harvey & his associates, the farm of Ale & Beer Licenses in Ireland being raised from £33,000, to £36,000, per annum, the writer "easily consented to offer their letter" for the King's signature. ... He trusts that his Grace will allow the security to be very safe. ...


The Replication of Nicholas Darcy, the younger, to the Answer of Sir Jerome Alexander, knight

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 13 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 378-379

Document type: Original


Subjoined

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, referring all the pleadings in this case to the Court of Exchequer, who are to hear all parties & to certify their opinion

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 379

Document type: Original


Petition of Thomas Page to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [13 May 1664]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 17

Document type: Apparently, Original

Recites the death, intestate, of many commissioned officers [of the Army of Ireland] to whom, at the time of their respective deaths, considerable arrears of pay were due; and also that in some cases persons unauthorized either by kinship or creditorship, have by undue practices obtained letters of administration. ...

Prays that inquiry may be instituted; that his Majesty may be moved to grant a third part of such benefits as may accrue from discoveries that may be made under such inquiry for the repair of Cathedrals, or for other pious uses; and another third thereof to petitioner, with appointment to act as official administrator until there be claims by kindred, if any.


Annexed

Draught of an Order of Reference of the Petition calendered above, to Dudley Loftus, Judge of his Majesty's Court of Prerogative

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 17v


Ormond to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 300

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Particulars and technical details concerning a determination of the period that ought to be put to the Commissioners [under the Act of Settlement for Ireland] sitting, and determining claims.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 195

Document type: Holograph

It was hoped that his Majesty would have been this day at the Parliament to prorogue it. But the difficulties that offered themselves in passing the Conventicle Bill spun out the time, till it was too late. ... "Although there be safety, as Solomon saith, in a multitude of counsellors, yet we cannot but think ourselves at ease when we are fairly rid of them".


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 301

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Is made to believe that the Adventurers and Soldiers who have been dispossessed of all, or part, of what they had [obtained] by decrees in the Court of Claims, are disposed to moderate expectations, in the matter of reprisals [under the pending Explanatory Act]. Some with whom the writer has spoken, he finds to be so. Those that have had better luck, will be harder to persuade. ...


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the drawing up of a fiant, in due form of law, containing his Majesty's license for the repair of the Lord Lieutenant to his Majesty's presence, according to the King's letter, of the 6th of May, instant

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 187

Document type: Copy


Warrant for a fiant for Thomas, Earl of Ossory, to be Lord Deputy of this Kingdom [of Ireland; pursuant to the power given by his Majesty's Letters-patent, bearing date 21 February (1662)]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 187r-v


A like Warrant, for the repair into England of Sir George Lane, and for his continuance there during three months

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 186v

Document type: Copy


Hyde to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 14 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 36

Document type: Holograph

Is "dead-weary, having sat in the House, till almost nine at night", and so can only briefly communciate the King's entire approval of the nomination of Lord Ossory, as the Duke's Deputy. Adds, however, his opinions upon some matters of pending debate in Parliament. Mentions that the "Bill of Conventicles takes up much time in Conferences [between the two Houses]".


Sir James Shaen to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 14 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 38-39

Document type: Holograph

Is sorry to have heard that His Grace has conceived some displeasure at the writer's conduct. It has been, and will continue to be, he adds, his endeavour to merit well of the Duke, and of the Duke's family.

Submits some suggestions as to the improvement of the Revenue of Ireland.


The Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Bennet

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 36

Document type: Breviate

Report their opinion as to the allowances which it will be needful to provide for, by concordatum, on account of the Commission for executing the 'Act of Settlement' in Ireland.


A List of Warrants for the payment of money [out of the Crown Revenue of Ireland] by concordatum, or otherwise, from 9 August, 1662, to 16 May, 1664

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 16 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 258-266

Document type: Original

A List of Warrants for the payment of money [out of the Crown Revenue of Ireland] by concordatum, or otherwise, from 9 August, 1662, to 16 May, 1664.

[With a note thereupon, in another and later hand.]


Note, by Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, upon the "List of Warrants", calendared above

Date: [May] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 266

Document type: Holograph


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 18

Document type: Copy

The Earl is requested to take into his care Captain John Stockdon, now resident in Limerick, who formerly served under the writer's command, in the year 1648.


Ormond to the Bishop of Limerick

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 48

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Some provision, for a time, is desired on behalf of Captain John Stockden, brother of Mr Justice Stockden, who is now resident in Limerick & who formerly served under the writer's command. A place in the Army is designed for him thereafter.


Carbonel to Sandwich

Written from: Paris

Date: 17 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 262

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Earl for a most obliging letter, with which he has honoured the writer. Cannot permit Mr Sydney Montagu [in MS.: "vôtre cadet". Sydney Montagu assumed the name of Wortley, on his marriage with the heiress of Sir Francis Wortley] to go for England, without proffers of the writer's humble service.

French.


Instructions to be observed by Robert Southwell, esquire, in relation to my [the Duke of Ormond's] interest, in the county of Kerry

Date: 18 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 647

Document type: Minute


An Abstract of the Penalties imposed by the statutes, of force in Ireland, upon the Roman-Catholics there

Date: 18 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 297

Document type: Endorsed & dated by Ormond


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to Elizabeth (Butler) Viscountess Mountgarret, of the arrears due upon her pension

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 188

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to Elizabeth (Butler) Viscountess Mountgarret, of the arrears due upon her pension of five pounds, a week, granted by order of the late Lords Justices and Council dated 19 September, 1661; and for continuance of the said pension, until further order.


John Thompson to Ormond

Written from: Culbenagher

Date: 19 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 399

Document type: Holograph

Advices respecting popular rumours on political & church affairs, current in the writer's neighbourhood.


Ormond to the Justices of the Peace for the county of Clare

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 19 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 48v-49

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directions for repair & due maintenance of the Pass of Longford, in the county of Tipperary.


Draught of a Farm of "Custodiam" [of lands in Ireland], by grant from the Crown [with provisos]

Date: 20 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 50

Document type: Endorsed in Lane's hand

Draughted by Thomas Springham.

Latin.


Ormond to Sir Richard Butler

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 48v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Captain Richard Booth was the creditor of Sir Richard Butler's late father (Sir Walter) for a sum of £100, besides interest. It is recommended that there be taken, for his satisfaction, some course which may uphold the honour of the family, without suit or trouble.


A further Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment of monies on account of works at the Phoenix Park (£1520, sterling, by nineteen weekly payments, each of £80)

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 190v

Document type: Copy


Hinchinbroke to Sandwich

Written from: St Martin

Date: 20 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 125

Document type: Holograph

Has been received with great kindness by the Abbot Monatgu to whom the writer from inclination, as well as from duty, feels very grateful. They hope to begin their journey [towards Italy] in two or three days' time.

French.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for military assistance to the Provost-Marshal of Leinster, when needed for the performance of his duty in the apprehension of malefactors

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 190

Document type: Copy


A List of Fanatic Officers [of the King's Army in Ireland] fit to be excluded, if any shall be

Date: 23 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 157-158

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond; and by him dated as in margin.

A List of Fanatic Officers [of the King's Army in Ireland] fit to be excluded, if any shall be. [The list includes the names of Henry Cromwell, Charles Fleetwood, and Hardress Waller.]

Given to me [Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond] by Lord Coloony [in MS.: "Cullony"], Sir Arthur Forbes, and Sir Theophilus Jones.


An Abstract of the Acquittances signed by me [Edward Corker, Deputy Registrar] for the Half-Year's-Rent payable [in various parts of Ireland [viz. Meath, Westmeath, Wexford, & Kilkenny]] by Adventurers & Soldiers

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 24 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 381

Document type: Original.

The total sum is £14,968: 6s. 1d.


Ormond to Sir Ralph Wilson

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 50r-v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

All practicable furtherance & aid is to be given to John Baptist Renzy [De Renzi?] & other persons, lately come out of England, with design to settle a manufacture of clothing at Limerick, a work so much tending to the food & improvement of this Kingdom, that the writer desires, by all means, to encourage the same.


A List of [Royal] Letters [concerning the public affairs of Ireland], received from Matthew Barry, esquire [Clerk of the Council]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 535

Document type: Original


Ormond to the Lord Archbishop of Tuam

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 49

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires his Grace's furtherance of an enterprise, to be undertaken by John Kett, & others, for the establishment of fisheries "in the parts about the islands of Boffin [in MS.: "Buffin"] & Clare".


Ormond to Clanricarde

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 49v

Document type: Copy; as before

To like effect, as above.


Ormond to Major Nicholas Bayly, Governor of Boffin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 49v

Document type: Copy; as before

To like effect, as above.


Ormond to Sir Robert Southwell, & others (the Duke's Commissioners for his Lands in the county of Kerry)

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 50

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

John Blennerhassett is to be continued tenant of the lands of Glanbegh, & adjacent lands, in the county abovenamed, at the rent heretofore paid by him.


An Account of the Moneys paid out of his Majesty's Treasury [of Ireland] by the Vice-Treasurer [from moneys received, under the Settlement-Act, "from Adventurers & Soldiers"]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 26 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 383-384

Document type: Original

The sum total is £45,985: 15s. 9d.


Observations concerning inquiries into the King's title to lands in the counties of Roscommon, Sligo, Mayo, and Galway

Date: 26 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 182-183

Document type: Original

Observations concerning inquiries into the King's title to lands in the counties of Roscommon, Sligo, Mayo, and Galway, and elsewhere, in Ireland, made in the years 1635 and 1637; and into their bearing upon pending questions in repect to the 'Act of Settlement' for that Kingdom.

By Sir Paul Davys.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to Sir Matthew Appleyard, Governor of Charlemont [in MS.: "Charlemount"], of a sum of four hundred pounds sterling, to be employed upon works of fortification and repair

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 192v

Document type: Copy


A like Warrant, empowering Sir Matthew Appleyard, aforesaid, to obtain from any of his Majesty's forests in Ulster, the timber needful for the works at Charlemont Fort

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 192v

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, empowering Sir William Flower, and Colonel Edward Cooke, to treat in the King's name with Mr. Connell, for his interest in the lands called Ashtown, within his Majesty's new park

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 193v

Document type: Copy


Robert Southwell to Ormond

Written from: Kinsale

Date: 27 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33, fol(s). 406

Document type: Holograph

Has incured Lord Clancarty's displeasure, in the course of his, the writer's, discharge of the duty entrusted to him by the Lord Lieutenant.

Entreats his Grace's good offices so that he may not long dwell under that displeasure, or suffer any prejudice by reason of it. ...

Adds some particulars in relation to the outlawry of Barry Oge, and of James Malleford, both indicted of murders "perpetrated by them in the camp of Bealgooly, in the year [16]41". Of those outlawries, the writer has exemplifications under the broad seal.


Memorial of the Commissioners of the Duke of York, and of H. R. H. Attorney in Ireland, to Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 27 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 519

Document type: Original [with several signatures]

Memorial of the Commissioners of the Duke of York, and of H. R. H. Attorney in Ireland, to Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond, concerning a Proposition made by Sir Theophilus Jones to the Commissiners aforesaid, in relation to certain lands in Ireland.


Annex 1

A Note of such lands [in the county of Louth] as have been discoverd to H. R. H. [the Duke of York]'s Commissioners, by Sir Theophilus Jones

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 521

Document type: Original


Annex 2

A Particular of such lands, in the county of Kildare, as Sir Theophilus Jones desires, in lieu of the lands he hath discovered to H. R. H. [the Duke of York]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 522

Document type: Original


[A Proclamation] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant General ... of Ireland [commanding the return to their respective garrisons and quarters, of all officers of his Majesty's Army in Ireland]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 548

Document type: In print (Dublin 1664 fol.)


An Abstract of the total sums of the Warrants issued monthly, by the Muster-Master-General [Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Yarner], from the 1st of August, 1662, to the 28th of May, 1664 [for Army-Pay in Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 378

Document type: Original


Ormond to Sir Daniel Bellingham

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 18

Document type: Copy

Desires the payment to the Duke's Steward, Thomas Hamer, esquire, of the sum of £600, towards the expenses of the writer's Household for the month of May.


[A List of the] Principal Actors in the Revolt of Cork

Date: 28 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 458

Document type: Original. In Lane's hand.


A Schedule of the Irish Claimants to Lands, under the "Acts of Settlement and Explanation", in the several counties of Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, and Mayo; distinguishing their behaviours severally in & after the Rebellion

Date: 28 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 49-53

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.

Delivered by Lord Athunry to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.


A like Schedule, for the several counties comprised within the province of Munster

Date: 29 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 56-77

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.

Delivered by John Walsh.


A further Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, concerning reprisal lands to be granted to Sir Theophilus Jones, in pursuance of the instructions contained in his Majesty's letter under the Signet, dated at Bath, 5 September (1663)

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 152-153

Document type: Copy


An Account concerning the building of Park-walls, palings, and other works, at Carlow [in MS.: "Catherlogh"], for the Duke of Ormond, under the superintendence of Major Thomas Harman

Date: [28 May] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 191

Document type: Copy


Annexed

An Order of Reference of this Account to the Commissioners for managing the Duke's private affairs

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 191v

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant to H. R. H. the Duke of York of a custodiam of certain lands

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 192

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant to H. R. H. the Duke of York of a custodiam of certain lands, mentioned in his Majesty's letter of the 25th February, preceding, ... "towards his reprisal for lands formerly granted to his Highness, which have been restored to former proprietors.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, appointing Sir William Flower to be Keeper of the Phoenix Park, and empowering him to enter into possession of Ashtown Castle therein, as his lodge

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 193

Document type: Copy


A like Warrant, appointing Mark (Trevor), Viscount Dungannon, to be Ranger of the Park aforesaid

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 193v

Document type: Copy

With various instructions thereupon.


A like Warrant, empowering Lord Dungannon and Sir William Flower, "to treat and conclude, in the King's name, with the Tenants of Kilmainham Side"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 193v

Document type: Copy

A like Warrant, empowering Lord Dungannon and Sir William Flower, "to treat and conclude, in the King's name, with the Tenants of Kilmainham Side, for their interest in the lands within his Majesty's new park; ... and all other interests in the said Park not yet bought in".


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 193v

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the issue, in pursuance of directions contained in his Majesty's letter, on behalf of Arthur (Jones), Viscount Ranelagh, of the 17th January, preceding, of a Commission of Inquiry, concerning the lands and hereditaments belonging to the Manor of Roscommon, and to the late dissolved Monastry of the Canons of Roscommon.


A News-Letter; addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 28 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 68-69

Notices various incidents at the Court; and gives a summary of foreign advices received from The Hague, from Warsaw, and from Lemberg.

Sir John Lawson's squadron has cannonaded the town of Algiers, and has destroyed many Algerine vessels in the port. The pirates, it is stated, are on the point of yielding to the terms imposed.


A Schedule of the Irish Claimants to Lands, under the "Acts of Settlement and Explanation", within the several counties comprised in the province of Leinster; distinguishing the behaviour of the respective claimants in and after the Rebellion of 1641

Date: 30 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 79-99

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.

Delivered by Richard Beling to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.


A like Schedule, as aforesaid, for the province of Ulster

Date: 30 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 101-103v

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.

Delivered by John Walsh.


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: 30 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 79

Document type: Holograph

Has found, in a poor vicarage near to Coventry, an early Oxford friend, Dr Burley, whom the writer had believed to be long since dead. ...

By Lord Strafford, Burley had been made Dean of Emly, and Prebend of S. Patrick's, Dublin. But he was driven from Ireland. ... He is a worthy, learned man, & is now suitor to the Lord Lieutenant for license to retain the small income derivable from those dignities formerly conferrred upon him.

[Not printed by Lister.]


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for a lease to John (Clotworthy), Viscount Massareene, of a croft of land belonging to the Crown, lying outside of the wall of the Phoenix Park, and at its east end

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 191v

Document type: Copy


Warrants (six in number), by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment by Sir Daniel Bellingham, of various monthly sums for the expenses of his Grace's Household, amounting, from June to October, to £3,360

Date: May 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 18v

Document type: Breviates


Memoranda about Phelim Magennis' Patent for Lands in Ireland, ... passed in England [18 April, 16 Car. II (1664)]

Date: [May? 1664]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 413

Document type: Original


An Account of such commissioned officers of his Majesty's Army in Ireland, as have accepted of a moiety of the ten months' arrears, beginning 21 October 1661, and ending 27 July, 1662, in satsifaction of the whole

Date: [May] 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 152

Document type: Original


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